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2020 Primary Election


(David Bythewood) #565

In an extraordinary and unexpected move, Federal Judge Eleanor Ross has declared Gov. Brian Kemp the loser in a lawsuit brought by investigative journalist Greg Palast to compel the State of Georgia to open up its complete files on the mass purge of over half a million voters from the rolls.

Surprising all parties, the judge ruled that Kemp’s defense was so weak that no trial is needed. The judge acted “sua sponte” — on her own initiative, unrequested by Palast’s attorneys.


(David Bythewood) #566

It’s gonna be a long damn election season.





(David Bythewood) #567

Trump begins his revenge against the Democrats by trying to disrupt the primaries:



Guess who’s back…

I had to double check and make sure this wasn’t an old article. It’s not, sadly.


Here are the QAnon supporters running for Congress in 2020

The QAnon conspiracy theory is rooted in the chan message boards. Here are 24 current or former congressional candidates who embrace it.

https://www.mediamatters.org/qanon-conspiracy-theory/here-are-qanon-supporters-running-congress-2020


#568

It’s remarkable that CNN is featuring this giant, banner headline. Glad to see that mainstream media is trumpeting this message. Yes, we want him gone, gone, gone.

I just had to do a screen capture to convey the enormity of it!

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If you click on the screen capture above, it will take you to CNN’s live stream of the primaries, but not to the relevant section. You’ll need to scroll down to the section titled, Exit poll shows 81% of voters are “angry” about the Trump administration.

If you want to cut right to the chase, the article below describes the exit poll the banner headline is referencing. I’m stoked that CNN chose to take a single metric out of the poll and blow it up into a massive headline on their home page (above). Hope it stays in place for many hours.

Democratic voters turning out for Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary say they are looking for a candidate who can beat President Donald Trump over one who agrees with them on the issues by a roughly 2-to-1 margin, according to early exit polls conducted for CNN.

Six in 10 Democratic voters in New Hampshire prioritize a nominee who can beat Trump. Yet Democrats seem split over what qualities a candidate ought to have.

Just over a third say that they sought a candidate who could bring needed change, while about the same amount said they were seeking one who could unite the country. Far fewer prioritized finding a candidate who cares about people like them, and the share who said they were looking for a fighter landed in single digits.

Still, more than 8 in 10 who voted today say they plan to vote for the Democratic nominee in November regardless of who it is, while just 1 in 8 say they won’t.

Eight in 10 New Hampshire Democratic primary voters are angry at the Trump administration, the highest share of voters from the non-incumbent party who are angry stretching back to 2000, according to CNN exit polls. Six in 10 Republican primary voters were angry at the Obama administration in 2016, and 40% were angry in 2012. Meanwhile, 62% of Democratic primary voters were angry at the Bush administration in 2008, and 46% were angry in 2004.


#569

Polls are closing in NH, results are starting to come in…


#570

Yang is out!


#571

Respect! Wishing Yang the best. Hoping he will pitch in and help elect the eventual nominee.


#572

Michael Bennet out as well.


#573

Bernie with 2 in 5 odds nationally. ThIs early race seems to be between all the moderates vs. Bernie.


#574

:bookmark: Bookmark this one it’s a delegate count and calendar.


#575

Late to show up on anyone’s radar, Deval Patrick departs from the 2020 race.


#576

The Big Roadblock For Bernie Sanders’ Agenda

“A president can’t wave a magic wand and pass any legislation they want,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) told HuffPost this week.

Ocasio-Cortez ― one of the most outspoken advocates for Medicare for All ― said she thought voters understood there was an “inherent check” on the president’s ability to actually change things like our health care system. And she argued that the realities of governing were actually an argument for someone like Sanders, as he’d be able to push Democrats and resulting changes further left.

But Ocasio-Cortez is also realistic about how far even a President Sanders could actually move Congress.

“The worst-case scenario? We compromise deeply and we end up getting a public option. Is that a nightmare? I don’t think so,” she said.

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How is that different than everyone else’s plan?


#577

:eyes: this true? :cold_sweat:


(David Bythewood) #578

This is the Drudge report. It’s 100% propaganda.


#579

NYT reporter comments


#580

Fascinating article about Bloomber’s network of spending and what charities Bloomberg’s helped. He does put his money where his mouth is…health and welfare, community development, Environment, helping educational organization, Anti-NRA positions, and nationally where he’s distributed wealth.


#581

I only ask because Bloomberg is the sort of asshole that would throw this to Drudge just for the fastest dissemination possible. His online campaign is a cabal of misinformation giants from what I’ve been reading. :confounded:


(M A Croft) #582

This article is a bit worrying:
How does he hope to get majority support with this background?


(David Bythewood) #583

I honestly think Super Tuesday is going to see the end of his campaign because of things like this.


#584

New ad from Bloomberg…they are effective.

:point_down: