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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:05 pm 
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Black Vote Surges in Georgia

“Turnout among black voters soared in last month’s Georgia primary, a show of strength that could bode well for Democrats in this year’s contests for governor and other statewide offices,” the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

“The number of black voters rose 43 percent in the May 22 election when compared with 2010, the last time there was a competitive race for governor. The data show the broad majority of African-American voters pulled Democratic ballots, which could bolster the hope of Stacey Abrams, who is racing to be the nation’s first black female governor. Her Republican opponent will be decided in a July 24 runoff between Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp.”

https://politicalwire.com/2018/06/30/bl ... n-georgia/


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Florida Democratic Party Continues to Alienate Progressives, Risking Entire Ticket

The Florida Democratic Party is going all-in on marginalization of its progressive wing, risking its only statewide officeholder, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, any chance of recapturing the governorship, and pickup opportunities in the Florida Legislature.

Ramifications of what are known in state Democratic circles as “the corporatist agenda” can easily filter down to the courthouse.

http://sunshinestatenews.com/story/flor ... ire-ticket


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John Conyers III plans to run for Congress as independent

Detroit — John Conyers III is circulating petitions to appear on the November ballot as an independent candidate after being tossed from the Democratic primary in the race for his father's congressional seat.

Conyers, 27, told The Detroit News Monday that being disqualified from the August Democratic primary is a "blessing in disguise." Candidates without a party affiliation have until July 19 to submit 3,000 qualifying signatures to make the November ballot, according to state rules.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/ ... 751205002/


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:56 pm 
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Boo Hiss Hiss.

He does that a Republican will sit in that seat.


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Boo Hiss Hiss.

He does that a Republican will sit in that seat.


Smh, agreed.

The classic entitled attitude that D's get dinged for by the so-called populists. :problem:

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The More People Vote, the More Progressives Win

The Republican-controlled Supreme Court, empowered by a seat stolen when GOP senators blocked Merrick Garland’s nomination in 2016, has been working hard to give the Republican Party electoral wins, even before Anthony Kennedy's retirement. Most recently, this has meant enabling the purging of voter rolls in a decision that approved of an Ohio effort to suppress the votes of young people, low-income people, and people of color. Decisions like that serve to increase structural barriers in the American political system—from voter registration and felon disenfranchisement to the fact that many offices are decided in low-turnout off-cycle elections.

But despite broad suspicions that this may affect policy, there have been few attempts to measure it. Our think tank, Data for Progress, has designed a new model to do exactly that, and using it we’ve predicted how elections could change if voters fought through these barriers and cast ballots en masse.

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Yes, vote.

Don't be duped by Kremlin ads.

Vote.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:58 am 
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Vote, even if the choice in front of you isn't progressive perfection, or is a flawed candidate, or isn't inspiring, or isn't 100% of what you want. In reality, nothing ever will be.

If the alternative is worse, especially if the alternative is a lot worse, yes, vote.

If you like third parties, more power to you, there may be a planet where they win Congressional seats. Remember, at best, they only seem to get in as Independents (not under third party affiliation). We're not on that planet. Reality hurts, but not dealing with it is not smart.

If your vote is being suppressed, there are organizations that will help you. Free of charge. Memorize this name: Election Protection. 866-OUR VOTE. Call them anywhere in the U.S. if you feel you are being caged, suppressed, prevented from voting. They will come help you, pro bono.

But, if you suppress your own vote, because ... oh, pick the reason. "It doesn't really matter". (except some recent elections were decided by a handful of votes). "They're all the same". (this has always been a lie, but one the Russbots are really good at repeating.) "They've got it in the bag". (polls can be wrong, they may have changed since the last time you looked at it, look, when election day rolls around, just ASSUME they are voodoo and ignore them).

Don't. And if you don't listen to me, I only have one other rule - don't whine to me about the outcome. If you refused to participate of your own accord ... I'm not interested in listening.

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Max Della Pia Concedes Race to Tracy Mitrano

PENN YAN, N.Y. (WENY) – Democratic Candidate Max Della Pia has officially called opponent Tracy Mitrano to concede the race to be the candidate for the 23rd Congressional District in New York State.

In a statement, he conceded after partial absentee results gave Mitrano the lead.

http://www.weny.com/story/38568615/max- ... cy-mitrano


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Russell Jennings wins Board of Elections appeal, can challenge Keable in House 47 Democratic Primary

It was a pretty small mistake.

“I believe I mis-typed my zip code when I used the online tool,” said Russell Jennings of Pascoag, Rhode Island. As a result, Jennings submitted his Declaration of Candidacy for the wrong House District – District 43 in Johnston rather than District 47 in Burrillville, where he lives. Jennings was at a public library in Maryland and overnight mailed the forms in.

https://upriseri.com/news/elections/ele ... -jennings/


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Nashville Judge Strikes Down Law That Has Revoked Thousands Of Tennessee Driver's Licenses

A federal judge in Nashville has ordered the state to reinstate driver's licenses for more than 146,000 Tennesseans who lost them because they couldn't pay their court fees.

Judge Aleta Trauger says taking away people's driver's licenses for non-payment of fines means that low-income drivers suffer harsher punishments than their better-off counterparts.

http://nashvillepublicradio.org/post/na ... s#stream/0


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Poll: Young White Americans Fleeing Democrat Party

A new poll has found that millennials, especially white millennials, are leaving the Democratic Party.

An online survey conducted by Reuters/Ipsos of more than 16,000 registered voters between the ages of 18 and 34 revealed that their support for Democrats over Republicans in the Senate and House of Representatives fell by about 9 percent over the past two years to 46 percent.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/poll-youn ... 83453.html


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Why only white millennial Americans? Very interesting headline.

BTW: about that source.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epoch_Times

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The German edition of the newspaper, Epoch Times Deutschland, which became Web-only in 2012, is aligned with the German far-right, attracting readers supportive of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party and the anti-immigrant group Pegida.

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According to Ming Xia, political science professor at the College of Staten Island, Epoch Times represents part of Falun Gong's effort to expand to non-practitioners, and "is part of the Falun Gong strategy to embed itself into the large civil society for influence and legitimacy.

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The web-only, German edition of the paper, Epoch Times Deutschland, has been criticized by media analysts[who?] for its favorable coverage of far right populist groups such as the Alternative for Germany and Pegida, both of which proclaims anti-immigrant views, and promotion of skepticism towards mainstream German media and politicians.[75] A report[by whom?] described the outlet, along with Sputnik News and Kopp Report, as a "favorite media" of Pegida supporters, and found that its articles critical of immigration has been shared almost daily.

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RI Dem Party rescinds 2 controversial Assembly endorsements

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Bowing to heavy pressure from progressives locally and nationally, the Rhode Island Democratic Party on Thursday rescinded its endorsement of two controversial General Assembly candidates.

In a letter dated July 4, Democratic Party Chairman Joe McNamara withdrew his endorsement of Michael Earnheart, a pro-Trump challenger running in the primary against incumbent Rep. Moira Walsh, and Greg Acciardo, a former state senator with a criminal record who is running against a progressive newcomer, Bridget Valverde, in Senate District 35.

https://www.wpri.com/politics/ri-dem-pa ... 1284695313


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RI Dem Party rescinds 2 controversial Assembly endorsements

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Bowing to heavy pressure from progressives locally and nationally, the Rhode Island Democratic Party on Thursday rescinded its endorsement of two controversial General Assembly candidates.

In a letter dated July 4, Democratic Party Chairman Joe McNamara withdrew his endorsement of Michael Earnheart, a pro-Trump challenger running in the primary against incumbent Rep. Moira Walsh, and Greg Acciardo, a former state senator with a criminal record who is running against a progressive newcomer, Bridget Valverde, in Senate District 35.

https://www.wpri.com/politics/ri-dem-pa ... 1284695313

AS LONG as who they are supporting has the BEST chance of beating the con.

I dont care who it is.

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These 7 Races Can Help Flip Congress, NYS Senate

These are scary times for our country. As Trump mocks and demeans our values, explodes the national debt, and destroys our alliances and our position in the world, Republican politicians sit by and enable his abuses. Many voters are furious, and are looking for a way to fight back. Nyack is already represented by Democrats in Congress and the State Legislature, so energized voters looking to take the fight to Republicans have to look elsewhere to make the biggest impact.

http://nyacknewsandviews.com/2018/07/fl ... ys-senate/


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With 36 governorships up for grabs in midterm elections, Republicans have most to lose

In this midterm election year, the battle for control of Congress is getting most of the attention. But it is not all that is at stake. Voters in 36 states will choose governors this year, and more than 80 percent of state legislative seats are up for grabs.

“The most important work done in the country in public policy is done in the states by governors and state legislatures,” said Larry Sabato, director of the Virginia Center for Politics at the University of Virginia.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/03/the-ove ... -lose.html


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Nancy Pelosi: Midterms Can’t Be About Impeaching Trump, ‘It’s a Gift to the Republicans’

Nancy Pelosi recently gave a wide-ranging interview where she strongly suggested that Democrats not run midterm election campaigns based on removing Donald Trump from office.

For the last few weeks, the House minority leader has been warning Democrats about the risks of making the president’s impeachment their number one priority. In an extensive sit-down with Rolling Stone‘s Tim Dickinson, Pelosi outlined her thoughts on how left can make a political comeback and gain the leverage to put more checks and balances on Trump.

https://www.mediaite.com/online/nancy-p ... publicans/


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Nancy Pelosi: Midterms Can’t Be About Impeaching Trump, ‘It’s a Gift to the Republicans’

Nancy Pelosi recently gave a wide-ranging interview where she strongly suggested that Democrats not run midterm election campaigns based on removing Donald Trump from office.

For the last few weeks, the House minority leader has been warning Democrats about the risks of making the president’s impeachment their number one priority. In an extensive sit-down with Rolling Stone‘s Tim Dickinson, Pelosi outlined her thoughts on how left can make a political comeback and gain the leverage to put more checks and balances on Trump.

https://www.mediaite.com/online/nancy-p ... publicans/

Should be obvious common sense.

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New Emerson College ePoll: Trump, Congressional Democrats, Voter Excitement on the Rise 4-Months from Midterm Elections

BOSTON, July 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A mid-year Emerson College ePoll finds President Trumps' Job approval rating at 43% and his disapproval at 50% which is an improvement from January's Emerson epoll that found the President's approval at 39% and disapproval at 52%. The President continues to maintain support among the 35-54 age group, a core constituency of his base, with an approval of 51% to 42%. However, his approval ranking is lowest in the Midwest - with 40% approval and 54% disapproval.

The financial situation of voters could be a major reason for the improvement in Trump's approval rating. When asked if they (voters) were better or worse off financially than they were two years ago 42% responded better off, while 26% said worse off. Males appear to be doing better in a Trump economy than females: 49% of males reported doing better, while 21% said they were doing worse. Alternatively 36% of females reported they were better off, while 30% said they were doing worse.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 77623.html


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Andy Beshear goes after teacher vote in announcing bid for governor

In announcing his candidacy for Kentucky governor Monday, Attorney General Andy Beshear said he wants to honor teacher pensions and break away from the current culture of "bullying" in Gov. Matt Bevin's administration.

With educator Jacqueline Coleman as his running mate, Beshear, a Democrat, is the first candidate of either party to announce a bid for governor in 2019. Bevin, a Republican, has not yet said whether he will seek re-election.

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/n ... 767093002/


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Democrats Running For Ryan Seat Attempt To Show Differences In First Debate

The two Democrats competing to replace retiring Republican U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District had their first debate Sunday night in Lake Geneva. Cathy Myers and Randy Bryce agreed on most issues, but also sought to draw contrasts with each other.

On the subject of immigration, Myers, a teacher and school board member in Janesville, said she'd like to see the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, or ICE, be moved from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to the Justice Department and have more oversight. She questioned Bryce's promise to abolish ICE.

https://www.wpr.org/democrats-running-r ... rst-debate


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The New York Democrat Who Progressive Activists Are Targeting Next

Andrew Cuomo, his arms outstretched, bellowed these four words to a gymnasium filled, mostly, with his supporters last week.

The response was a mix of cheers and chuckles. The governor’s question had come somewhat in jest, tacked to the end of a lengthy list of love-seeking entreaties for the many local elected Democrats who had joined him inside a poorly-ventilated, inner-city recreation center decorated with the iconography of historic Brooklyn and African American leaders.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/ar ... ts/564581/


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Kitchen wins Democratic primary in Utah, final tally shows

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City councilman Derek Kitchen has been declared the winner of his Democratic primary race for a Utah Senate seat representing one of the state's rare left-leaning districts.

The Salt Lake County Clerk released final results Tuesday showing 29-year-old Kitchen won the race by 5 percentage points over physician Jennifer Plumb.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/articl ... 064448.php


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remember that constitution thingy the Teabaggers went on and one about...whatsup with that.
protecting the nation dont meant shit to them afterall?...is that it?


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While America Sleeps: Trump’s Treachery and the Russia Scandal--
With a summit ahead, Trump works with Putin to cover up Moscow’s attack on the US.
Jul. 11, 2018

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