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  • Amid hacking fears, key caucus states to use app for results

    01/18/2020 7:07:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Chron ^ | 1/18/20 | RYAN J. FOLEY, CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY
    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Two of the first three states to vote in the Democratic presidential race will use new mobile apps to gather results from thousands of caucus sites - technology intended to make counting easier but that raises concerns of hacking or glitches. Democratic Party activists in Iowa and Nevada will use programs downloaded to their personal phones to report the results of caucus gatherings to the state headquarters. That data will then be used to announce the unofficial winners. Paper records will later be used to certify the results. The party is moving ahead with the...
  • Mini Mike Bloomberg

    01/18/2020 8:55:53 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 9 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 01/17/20 | Kane
    Mini Mike Bloomberg... (picture)
  • Antwon Williams...Trump is the blackest president we'll ever have

    01/18/2020 8:50:39 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 20 replies
    Trump voter Antwon Williams explains why he supports POTUS 45…
  • No Judges Confirmed This Week

    01/18/2020 4:23:07 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count remains at 185 judges confirmed. 133 District Court judges 50 Circuit Court judges 2 Supreme Court justices Senate impeachment trial for the next week or three so no judges will be confirmed. However, (hat tip to Freeper House Atreides!) the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday held hearings on 11 judges (1 Circuit, 7 District, 2 Federal Claims, 1 International Claims). So these should be voted to the floor as soon as they're free and able. Also, Halil "Sul" Ozerden, nominee in the last session to the 5th Circuit vacancy, was quietly not renominated...
  • 'Faithless elector': Supreme Court will hear case that could change how presidents are chosen

    01/17/2020 12:57:48 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 88 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 17, 2020 | by Pete Williams
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to take up an issue that could change a key element of the system America uses to elect its president, with a decision likely in the spring just as the campaign heats up. The answer to the question could be a decisive one: Are the electors who cast the actual Electoral College ballots for president and vice president required to follow the results of the popular vote in their states? Or are they free to vote as they wish? A decision that they are free agents could give a single elector, or a...
  • State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has enough signatures to stay on March 17 ballot

    01/14/2020 7:58:33 PM PST · by PBRCat · 12 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | January 13, 2020 | Lolly Bowean
    Handing a small victory to Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, the hearing officer who listened to arguments on whether her nominating petition to run for office was legitimate, has recommended the first-term prosecutor stay on the ballot in her bid for reelection, records show. Foxx’s nominating petition signatures had been challenged in an effort to keep her name off the March 17 primary election ballot in Cook County. Objectors argued that Foxx had too many invalid signatures in her petition and that represented a “pattern of fraud,” but hearing officer Barbara Goodman wrote in her decision that they didn’t...
  • President Trump rally in Milwaukee tonight LIVE THREAD

    01/14/2020 4:44:06 PM PST · by Seattle Conservative · 106 replies
    President Trump rally in Milwaukee, WI looks like it will be on CSPAN 2 starting at 5 tonight.
  • Wisconsin Elections Leaders in Contempt; Told to Purge 200,000 Voters from Rolls. A conservative group says removing names is merely following existing rules. Liberals say the move is aimed at dropping Democrats before the 2020 election.

    01/13/2020 6:31:53 PM PST · by karpov · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 13, 2020 | Mitch Smith
    A Wisconsin judge held three state election commissioners in contempt on Monday and ordered them to proceed immediately with purging more than 200,000 people from the state’s voter rolls. The ruling by Judge Paul V. Malloy of Ozaukee County Circuit Court doubled down on his finding last month that thousands of voters who are believed to have moved should have their registrations canceled in Wisconsin, a narrowly divided state that has become a focal point of the 2020 presidential battle. The debate over whether voters should be purged from the rolls has become a proxy for the state’s tense partisan...
  • No Judges Confirmed This Week

    01/11/2020 5:11:36 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count remains at 185 judges confirmed. 133 District Court judges 50 Circuit Court judges 2 Supreme Court justices
  • The Most Popular Crook in America

    01/10/2020 5:09:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The New Republic ^ | January 10, 2020 | Alex Pareene
    Maryland Governor Larry Hogan repeatedly steered state transportation development money to projects that would increase the value of his real estate holdings, according to a lengthy investigation by Washington Monthly’s Eric Cortellessa. Cortellessa reports that Hogan, who ostensibly left his brother in charge of his real estate brokerage firm when he was elected, has, in fact, maintained ownership and control while serving as governor; the trustees he handpicked to run his company have continued to keep him apprised of its business dealings. And as governor, he has advanced highway and road construction projects that directly boosted the value of land...
  • Mike it rain: Bloomberg has spent over $200M in presidential campaign

    01/10/2020 12:45:43 PM PST · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 10, 2020 | 3:10pm | Carl Campanile
    “With buys from this morning accounted for, @Mike Bloomberg has surpassed $200 M – the rest of the field has spent $222M combined,” the ad-tracking group Advertising Analytics reported in a tweet Friday. Bloomberg’s ads have been ubiquitous on the airwaves in New York and other states where Democrats will vote in primary elections in March and April. He is not focusing on the early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. The former three-term New York City mayor is spending so much money on television spots across the country that it’s squeezing out air time for others and causing ad...
  • Developer Les Otten steps up so Dixville Notch can retain claim to electoral fame

    01/09/2020 6:15:51 PM PST · by Steven Scharf · 8 replies
    Developer Les Otten steps up so Dixville Notch can retain claim to electoral fame The tiny New Hampshire community, which traditionally is among the first to cast ballots for president in primaries and the general election, needed a fifth resident. BY KATHY MCCORMACK ASSOCIATED PRESS CONCORD, N.H. — A tiny New Hampshire community whose tradition of being among the first to cast ballots for president in primaries and the general election was endangered now has enough people to go ahead, the town moderator said Thursday. “We’re all a go,” said Tom Tillotson, of Dixville Notch. Dixville Notch has been in...
  • LA Mayor Eric Garcetti formally endorses Joe Biden for President

    01/09/2020 2:59:42 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 9, 2020 | Jonathan Easley
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) endorsed Joe Biden for president on Thursday, giving the former vice president a high-profile backer in a key Super Tuesday state. Garcetti, who was once considered a potential 2020 contender, credited Biden with helping the city enact a $15 minimum wage and forging “the most sweeping climate agreement prior to the Paris accords.” “Democrats are blessed to have such an extraordinary field of candidates, but I will never forget what Joe Biden has done for my city and our nation,” Garcetti said in a statement. “We need Joe Biden to bring our nation and...
  • A Facebook executive warns the company’s employees not to tilt the scales against Trump

    01/08/2020 10:59:45 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | January 8, 2020 | The New York Times
    SAN FRANCISCO — Since the 2016 election, when Russian trolls and a tsunami of misinformation turned social media into a partisan battlefield, Facebook has wrestled with the role it played in President Donald Trump’s victory. Now, according to a memo obtained by The New York Times, a longtime Facebook executive told employees that the company had a moral duty not to tilt the scales against Trump as he seeks reelection. On Dec. 30, Andrew Bosworth, head of Facebook’s virtual and augmented reality division, wrote on his internal Facebook page that, as a liberal, he found himself wanting to use the...
  • It's Unanimous

    01/08/2020 4:35:50 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 32 replies
    Vanity | January 8, 2020 | Jim Noble
    We finally have consensus. The Iranians don't want the US in IraqThe Iraqis don't want the US in IraqAND, the Americans don't want the US in Iraq.So who or what is keeping us there?
  • 40 Million New Democrat Voters: Will The ‘State Power Caucus’ Destroy America?

    01/07/2020 12:40:23 PM PST · by Perseverando · 52 replies
    TrevorLoudon.com ^ | January 05, 2020 | Trevor Loudon
    By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times A shadowy new alliance led by pro-China communists plans to mobilize 40 million new Democratic voters for the 2020 election. This group, firstly known as the State-based Power Caucus and now simply the State Power Caucus, has the ability to mobilize thousands of volunteers and paid staff in New York, California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Minnesota, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Mississippi, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, and Texas. The State Power Caucus has already had a major political impact in Virginia, Florida, Kentucky, Texas, California, and several other states. This alliance could decide...
  • Breitbart News Is Live: Miniscule Turnout For Anti-Trump DC Protest

    01/06/2020 9:40:51 AM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 36 replies
    Started streaming 25 minutes ago. ...
  • Born in Mexico, This New American Is Voting for Donald Trump

    01/05/2020 4:01:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/5 | Nic Garcia
    Martha Doss, who was naturalized in 2017, is an example of the complexities of Texas’ political landscape amid the immigration debate.On the day Martha Doss became a U.S. citizen in 2017, she couldn’t stop thinking of her mother. “She wanted to desperately be an American,” she said, remembering the woman who brought her and her twin sister from Mexico to the United States when they were children in the mid-1980s. Becoming a citizen meant her mother’s dream of a better life for her children had, in some way, been fulfilled. It also meant that in 2020, Martha could vote in...
  • No Judges Confirmed This Week (Senate fully reconvenes next week)

    01/04/2020 5:04:36 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count remains at 185 judges confirmed. 133 District Court judges 50 Circuit Court judges 2 Supreme Court justices We likely won't see any confirmations before February.
  • America Is Now the Divided Republic the Framers Feared

    01/03/2020 1:11:49 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 46 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 2, 2020 | Lee Drutman
    George Washington’s farewell address is often remembered for its warning against hyper-partisanship: “The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism.” John Adams, Washington’s successor, similarly worried that “a division of the republic into two great parties … is to be dreaded as the great political evil.” America has now become that dreaded divided republic. The existential menace is as foretold, and it is breaking the system of government the Founders put in place...