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  • Dallas County asks to recount Super Tuesday election results after 44 thumb drives discovered

    03/08/2020 3:02:06 PM PDT · by blueyon · 104 replies ^ | updated 3/08/20 | Jason Whitely
    It’s uncertain which precincts are involved or if the apparent winners from any races will change. Dallas County Elections Administrator Toni Pippins-Poole discovered her office did not count about 10% of the ballots that voters cast on Super Tuesday. She is now asking a court to let her conduct a manual recount of the votes, after she discovered 44 thumb drives containing ballots that were not included in the final results.
  • 2020 PRIMARY ELECTIONS Delegate Count

    03/03/2020 10:59:27 PM PST · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/4/20
  • Reid pushes back on Sanders suggestion that a Democrat with plurality of delegates should be the nominee

    02/21/2020 9:59:02 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 21 2020 | Marty Johnson
    Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday said that the Democratic presidential candidate who has a plurality — but not the majority — of pledged delegates coming into the Democratic National Convention in July shouldn't automatically win the party's nomination for president. "Here is how I feel about this: I do not think that anybody — Bernie Sanders or anyone else — should simply get the nomination because they have 30 percent of the delegates and no one else has that many," the longtime senator told The Washington Post. Continuing, Reid said: “Let’s say that he has 35...
  • Bernie Sanders pushed for a contested convention in 2016. Now he wants to avoid one.

    02/20/2020 7:28:55 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/20/20 | JM Rieger
    With the potential of a contested convention on the horizon for Democrats, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday staked out a notably different position on delegates during the ninth Democratic debate. Asked if the candidate with the most pledged delegates should be the Democratic nominee — even if that candidate did not have a majority of pledged delegates — Sanders said, “the will of the people should prevail, yes. The person who has the most votes should become the nominee.” It is the opposite of what Sanders and his campaign said in 2016, even after Hillary Clinton had secured the...
  • Bloomberg quietly plotting brokered convention strategy The effort is designed to block Bernie Sanders by poaching supporters from Joe Biden and other moderate Democrats.

    02/20/2020 4:38:31 PM PST · by karpov · 79 replies
    Politico ^ | February 20, 2020 | David Siders
    LAS VEGAS — Mike Bloomberg is privately lobbying Democratic Party officials and donors allied with his moderate opponents to flip their allegiance to him — and block Bernie Sanders — in the event of a brokered national convention. The effort, largely executed by Bloomberg’s senior state-level advisers in recent weeks, attempts to prime Bloomberg for a second-ballot contest at the Democratic National Convention in July by poaching supporters of Joe Biden and other moderate Democrats, according to two Democratic strategists familiar with the talks and unaffiliated with Bloomberg. The outreach has involved meetings and telephone calls with supporters of Biden...
  • Iowa Democrats Give Buttigieg the Most Delegates as Sanders Team Seeks Recanvass

    02/10/2020 4:46:14 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 26 replies
    NYT ^ | Feb 9, 2020 | Trip Gabriel
    DES MOINES — Nearly a full week after the Iowa caucuses, the state Democratic Party on Sunday released results indicating that Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., was the winner after it updated data from 55 precincts. But errors in the result tabulations have led several news organizations, including The New York Times, to refrain from calling the race.... The Associated Press, which historically verifies election results and makes calls on the outcome of races, has not allotted the final delegate to Mr. Buttigieg because of the errors in the caucus results-counting, nor has The A.P. declared...
  • Stewart's Original Hotdogs in W. Virginia Under Fire After Delegate's Facebook Post

    04/10/2019 9:41:31 PM PDT · by LUV W · 19 replies
    Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. ^ | 13WOWK-W. Virginia
    "There is a petition for Marshall [University] to end their contract with the restaurant" CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) - A State Delegate and his business are under fire after a Facebook post made after a Vigil in Huntington. Del. John Mandt Jr, (R-Cabell) wrote in the Facebook post in part "Anything Muslim is going to be associated with Democrats. It's better to stay away than be associated with them." Mandt was talking about a vigil held in Huntington to honor the lives lost in a mass shooting in New Zealand. "No matter your beliefs but to come out so publicly and...
  • Federal court orders Virginia to adopt redrawn House of Delegates map

    02/18/2019 7:53:42 AM PST · by csvset · 32 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 14 Feb 2019 | Graham Moomaw
    A federal court gave final approval Thursday to the redrawn Virginia House of Delegates map that a court-appointed expert created to resolve the state’s long-running racial gerrymandering case. In a 2-1 opinion, judges for the Richmond-based Eastern District of Virginia ordered the state to adopt the map created by University of California-Irvine political science professor Bernard Grofman. The map could boost Democrats’ chances of taking control of the House later this year by tilting six GOP-held districts toward Democrats and imperiling the re-election campaigns of two top Republicans. Republicans had called Grofman’s map “legally indefensible,” saying it “attempts to give...
  • Corey Lewandowski: FBI to Blame for Not Informing Trump Campaign About Manafort

    10/31/2017 7:12:03 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 40 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 31 October 2017 | Fox News Insider
    Corey Lewandowski blamed the FBI for not informing the Trump campaign about former campaign manager Paul Manafort's shady business deals.
  • Democrats Voted To Strip Power From Superdelegates

    08/25/2018 2:10:08 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 53 replies
    Democrats voted Saturday to drastically scale back the controversial superdelegate system that gives elected officials and party insiders an outsize say in the party’s presidential nominating process, delivering a significant victory for Bernie Sanders and his supporters ahead of 2020.
  • Trump: North Korean delegates are coming to Washington to deliver a letter from Kim Jong Un

    05/31/2018 9:23:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2018-05-31
    Trump: North Korean delegates are coming to Washington to deliver a letter from Kim Jong Un President Donald Trump said Thursday that North Korean delegates want to deliver to him a letter from Kim Jong Un, the latest sign that a summit between the two leaders may indeed happen after all. The president, speaking to reporters, said he believes the delegates will be coming to Washington on Friday. "We'll see what happens," he said Mike Calia | @Michael_Calia President Donald Trump said Thursday that North Korean delegates want to deliver to him a letter from Kim Jong Un, the latest...
  • Electoral College voters 'deluged' with death threats

    11/17/2016 6:59:53 PM PST · by kevcol · 57 replies
    WND ^ | NOvember 17, 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    One of Michigan’s 16 electors who will be called upon to cast a vote validating the election of Donald Trump in the Electoral College has testified on video that he and others in the state are receiving “dozens and dozens of death threats” from Hillary Clinton supporters urging them to switch his vote to Clinton. . . . The Detroit News verified one message containing a death wish and another containing a death threat, in which the person told Banerian he would “put a bullet” in his mouth. Banerian said he deleted the rest of the emails and messages “because...
  • How Sanders Delegates Organized a Walkout Under Everyone's Nose [hundreds walkout, not dozens!]

    07/26/2016 11:46:06 PM PDT · by catnipman · 41 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/26/2016 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    There are at least 15,000 members of the media in Philadelphia right now, along with virtually every progressive movement leader and Democratic elected official in the country. Yet no one seemed aware that hundreds of Bernie Sanders delegates planned to walk out of the Democratic National Convention in unison Tuesday, at the precise moment party unity was supposed to reach a crescendo. The walkout, which came as Sanders personally moved to nominate Hillary Clinton by acclimation, left hundreds of seat on the convention floor empty ...
  • Sanders Delegates Stage Mass Walkout, Promising to Leave Democartic[sic] Party

    07/26/2016 5:00:01 PM PDT · by thoughtomator · 132 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 7/26/2016 | Brian X. McCrone
    Dozens of Bernie Sanders delegates walked out of their Democratic National Convention and many promised to leave the political party in protest. Vincent Venditti, a George delegate pledged to Sanders, said outside the Wells Fargo Center that he considers himself an independent effectively immediately. Vincent Venditti, a #Bernie delegate, walked out of the #DemConvention. He is leaving to protest. And he's now a IND — Brian X. McCrone (@BrianXMcCrone) July 26, 2016 Their protest and subsequent exodus from the Democratic Party is in line with hundreds of protesters outside the security perimeter, who said Hillary Clinton's nomination as the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bernie Delegates Plot Commotion on the Convention Floor to Protest Hillary-Kaine

    07/26/2016 8:00:50 AM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jul 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Truncated title. Full title: EXCLUSIVE: Bernie Delegates Plot Commotion on the Convention Floor to Protest Hillary-Kaine and Challenge Kaine as Running Mate! Disenfranchised Bernie Sanders delegates are talking intensely behind the scenes about how to disrupt the Democratic National Convention to protest the Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine ticket. Breitbart News has learned that some groups of delegates are considering nominating a vice presidential challenger to Clinton’s pick Tim Kaine. Others are discussing a potential walkout by Sanders delegates. But Sanders’ speech Monday afternoon urging people to vote for Clinton seems to have damaged the plans, prompting some pro-Bernie delegates...
  • APNewsBreak: 2 Vermont DNC delegates replaced due to gender

    07/21/2016 11:13:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 21, 2016 6:02 PM EDT | Dave Gram
    A complaint to the Democratic National Convention says two male Vermont delegates were replaced by women in the name of “gender balance” and without adequate due process. The complaint, filed by 21 Vermont Democrats including 16 women, says the national party this month strong armed the state party to replace Vermont Sen. Tim Ashe and party stalwart Ken Dean, although Dean and Ashe were elected June 11. Dean is among the 21 complainants; Ashe is not. …
  • Republican Convention 2016

    07/19/2016 7:36:34 PM PDT · by Nifster · 30 replies
    Republican Convention ^ | July 19, 2016 | Staff
    Final tally of GOP delegates, as read by Paul Ryan: Trump ....... 1,725 Cruz............475 Kasich.........120 Rubio...........114 Carson..........7 Bush.............3 Paul..............2
  • VANITY: Where were these NeverTumps protesting the process when Mitt was around?

    07/19/2016 7:26:15 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 11 replies
    Why weren't these people specifically trying to muck up the system and going on liberal cable shows protesting their distaste for Mitt when clearly there was a NeverMitt in the form of Not Mitt groups of primary voters dissatisfied with Romney as the ultimate choice? Something doesn't add up about all of this! If there ever was a time to declare 'free the delegates' then 2012 would have been it for these people
  • Never-Trump delegates launch last-ditch bid to disrupt convention

    07/18/2016 12:24:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18, 2016 |
    Anti-Trump Republicans launched a last-ditch bid on Monday to deny the New York businessman the party’s nomination by trying to force a state-by-state vote at the Cleveland convention on the rules that bind delegates to back Donald Trump. The effort stands little chance of succeeding, but could pose a major disruption to the proceedings just as party officials were trying to smooth over divisions. The Trump camp is said to be "livid" at the revived push.
  • Former IL Republican Party Chair Says Trump Can't Win, Hillary Better Alternative (Barf)

    07/17/2016 7:10:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 66 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 13, 2016
    Former IL Republican Party Chair Says Trump Can't Win, Hillary Better Alternative CHICAGO - Former Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady, told Bill Cameron on "Connected to Chicago" that Donald Trump "cannot win the election." Brady, who is a Kasich delegate to the Republican National Convention, said there's still an outside chance that Trump will not receive the nomination. Brady told Cameron that Trump's solutions are not Republican solutions and that Trump's lack of organization ensures he will lose. Brady said neither Abe Lincoln or Ronald Reagan would attend this year's convention because of Trump, and that he's not surprised...