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Glennfs wrote: Thu Jun 30, 2022 12:41 pm Says the man who voted against a Republican governor who had a 65pct approval number in a state that is 65pct Democrats
Republican policies are trash.

There is no reason to vote for any of them, including your WN/WS/forced-childbirth politicians.

Not one.
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ap215 wrote: Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:52 pm How the Supreme Court could radically reshape elections for president and Congress

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Thursday that it has agreed to hear a case next term that could upend election laws across the country with the potential endorsement of a fringe legal theory about how much power state legislatures have over the running of congressional and presidential elections.

The case, called Moore v. Harper, is centered on newly drawn maps of voting districts for North Carolina's 14 seats in the next U.S. House of Representatives.

https://www.npr.org/2022/06/30/11076487 ... ure-theory
Well let’s see what the constitution says.

“ Article I Legislative Branch

Section 4 Congress
Clause 1 Elections Clause
The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.”

Rather straightforward. The constitution states unequivocally that the state legislature has that power. Not the state constitution, not the state judiciary. Designated by the constitution direct to the state legislature. Now the state legislature is confined to follow federal election laws. But since there is no federal law on districting for congressional legislators the answer is pretty obvious.

So a 6-3 result with an opinion that can write itself.
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https://constitutioncenter.org/interact ... lauses/750

One unusual feature of the Elections Clause is that it does not confer the power to regulate congressional elections on states as a whole, but rather the “Legislature” of each state. The Supreme Court has construed the term “Legislature” extremely broadly to include any entity or procedure that a state’s constitution permits to exercise lawmaking power. Thus, laws regulating congressional elections may be enacted not only by a state’s actual legislature, but also directly by a state’s voters through the initiative process or public referendum, in states that allow such procedures.

The Court also has held that a legislature may delegate its authority under the Elections Clause to other entities or officials. A few states have chosen to transfer power to draw congressional district lines from their respective legislatures to non-partisan or bipartisan “independent redistricting commissions.” These states believe that such commissions can make the electoral process more fair by preventing voters from being divided into congressional districts in ways that unduly protect existing officeholders (“gerrymandering”).

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Strikes me as a very strange idea that the federal Constitution and the SCOTUS confers on states the "right" to ignore their state constitutions and state courts. Not very rule of law. ish.

BTW: I know why "they" are doing this.

Private: State Constitutions: The Next Frontier in Voting Rights Protection
https://www.acslaw.org/?post_type=acsblog&p=11038

In many cases, state constitutions more strongly and explicitly protect voting rights than the Federal.
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Bludogdem wrote: Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:56 pm Well let’s see what the constitution says.

“ Article I Legislative Branch

Section 4 Congress
Clause 1 Elections Clause
The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.”

Rather straightforward. The constitution states unequivocally that the state legislature has that power. Not the state constitution, not the state judiciary. Designated by the constitution direct to the state legislature. Now the state legislature is confined to follow federal election laws. But since there is no federal law on districting for congressional legislators the answer is pretty obvious.

So a 6-3 result with an opinion that can write itself.
Except Congress can change state laws regarding elections so state legislatures do not have unlimited power.
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The Hartmann Report - The Nightmare Scenario SCOTUS is Plotting For the 2024 Election Takeover

Six Republicans on the Supreme Court just announced — a story that has largely flown under the nation’s political radar — that they’ll consider pre-rigging the presidential election of 2024.

Here’s how one aspect of it could work out, if they go along with the GOP’s arguments that will be before the Court this October:

https://hartmannreport.com/p/the-nightm ... -scotus-is
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Looks like your warning flags on Election 2022 with The GOP hold true Lib you're right.

Crystal Ball 2022 House ratings

https://centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/2022-house/

538 - Republicans are favored to win the House

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/20 ... ast/house/
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ap215 wrote: Mon Jul 04, 2022 12:18 pm Looks like your warning flags on Election 2022 with The GOP hold true Lib you're right.

Crystal Ball 2022 House ratings

https://centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/2022-house/

538 - Republicans are favored to win the House

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/20 ... ast/house/
Yeah, the future is worse than most realize.

Biden wont do anything to prevent it, either. He STILL thinks he can work with these fascist killers. :twisted:

Kamala would not be so naïve if she could be in charge.
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ap215 wrote: Sun Jul 03, 2022 3:03 pm The Hartmann Report - The Nightmare Scenario SCOTUS is Plotting For the 2024 Election Takeover

Six Republicans on the Supreme Court just announced — a story that has largely flown under the nation’s political radar — that they’ll consider pre-rigging the presidential election of 2024.

Here’s how one aspect of it could work out, if they go along with the GOP’s arguments that will be before the Court this October:

https://hartmannreport.com/p/the-nightm ... -scotus-is
The Hartmann thing will happen, count on it.

I had predicted they would refuse to certify the ones they lost but I had NO idea this case was coming, in my scenario we could still go to the courts.

That is all out the window WHEN not if they do this. All of our democracy, and do we sit and do nothing? Not me.. Oh, and board cons will absolutely support red states sending different electors and refusing elections won by D's ...that is why they are bigger enemies than WW2 nazi soldiers.
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The Republican candidates for US Senate in swing states are so weak that I wouldn't be surprised to see the democratic party pick up a seat or two.
Dr Oz and Herschel Walker are pretty weak candidates.
Thankfully the guy running for the democratic party in Wisconsin chose to badmouth America on July 4th. Hopefully that will cost him that election
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Glennfs wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 7:39 am The Republican candidates for US Senate in swing states are so weak that I wouldn't be surprised to see the democratic party pick up a seat or two.
Dr Oz and Herschel Walker are pretty weak candidates.
Thankfully the guy running for the democratic party in Wisconsin chose to badmouth America on July 4th. Hopefully that will cost him that election
But it's okay for Republican candidates to issue death threats, right?
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gounion wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 10:14 am But it's okay for Republican candidates to issue death threats, right?
But it's okay for Republican candidates to issue death threats, right? Would you call this a weak candidate?

Walker isn't "a weak candidate", he's not mentally fit for the job. But if you were in Georgia, you'd still vote for Walker, though, wouldn't you?
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Example 236 THIS WEEK ALONE why the GOP are fascists and killers...


https://twitter.com/DemocracyDocket/sta ... g_kRwc0yCA


🚨BREAKING: Wisconsin Supreme Court rules that ballot drop boxes are NOT authorized under the state’s current election laws and prohibits their use. Voters will be required to mail or return completed absentee ballots in person to designated officials.
They are of course legal in every way, you rightwingers just make shit up....Bye Bye America! Dont EVER talk to me EVER, you are ENEMIES :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Example 356 THIS WEEK ALONE of how stupid America is and how doomed we are:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/raphael-w ... orgia-poll



Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker Are Neck-and-Neck in New Georgia Poll
Common knowledge he is even dumber than trump, which I thought was impossible. All cons INCLUDING those here will vote for him or would if they could. :twisted: Voting for him is an act of UNpatriotism.

I mean seriously, how do we live with people this stupid and this bent on destroying the human race? I want to know!
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Shinzo Abe's party scores a major victory in Japan's election

TOKYO — Japan's governing party and its coalition partner scored a major victory in a parliamentary election Sunday imbued with meaning after the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe amid uncertainty about how his loss may affect party unity.

The Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner Komeito raised their combined share in the 248-seat chamber to 146 — far beyond the majority — in the elections for half of the seats in the less powerful upper house.

https://www.npr.org/2022/07/10/11107205 ... assination
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Maryland election results: 2022 primary election

Maryland governor, attorney general, comptroller, Congress, General Assembly, local races

https://www.wbaltv.com/article/election ... 2/40559464
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Senators unveil bipartisan legislation to reform counting of electors

A bipartisan group of 16 senators introduced legislation on Wednesday to reform and modernize the Electoral Count Act of 1887, including by clarifying the role of the vice president in certifying presidential elections.

Why it matters: The bill, if passed by the House and Senate, would mark the first major legislative response to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and the events that it preceded it.

https://www.axios.com/2022/07/20/electo ... bipartisan
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ap215 wrote: Wed Jul 20, 2022 5:20 pm Senators unveil bipartisan legislation to reform counting of electors

A bipartisan group of 16 senators introduced legislation on Wednesday to reform and modernize the Electoral Count Act of 1887, including by clarifying the role of the vice president in certifying presidential elections.

Why it matters: The bill, if passed by the House and Senate, would mark the first major legislative response to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and the events that it preceded it.

https://www.axios.com/2022/07/20/electo ... bipartisan
If this is to prevent what traitor tried to do, good. But when the SC gives red states the power to deny elections, it wont matter much.
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Elections officials urged to prepare for shortages, delays
Elections officials from across the country meeting under heightened security were urged Tuesday to prepare for supply chain issues that could lead to shortages in paper used for everything from ballots to “I voted” stickers for years to come.

The summer meeting of the National Association of State Election Directors brought together nearly 200 people, including elections directors from 33 states, experts in election security, interest groups that work with elections, vendors and others......
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Shortages of honest people counting the votes in GOP controlled districts and states.

Remember, we will not survive if the GOP does not change course.

If they are just waiting for the SC to give them the power to change elections, it is over NO MATTER what we do.

If board cons dont speak out and say to the party NO, we cannot go along with states throwing out elections, then our lives are in grave GRAVE danger.
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Wake County sheriff Democratic primary highlights day of elections

Polls have closed for Vote 2022 in several area counties.

In Wake County, the big race on the ballot Tuesday is the runoff race to see who'll be the Democratic nominee for sheriff.

https://abc11.com/elections-wake-county ... /12073761/
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House Dems berate campaign arm over ‘very dangerous’ GOP primary scheme

A growing number of House Democrats are seething at their own campaign arm for meddling in a GOP primary to promote a pro-Trump election conspiracy theorist — after months of warning that such candidates were a threat to democracy.

In public statements, private chats and complaints taken directly to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Democratic members are aghast that the committee is spending nearly half a million dollars to air ads boosting Donald Trump-endorsed John Gibbs over Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Mich.), who voted to impeach Trump last year.

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/07/2 ... s-00048104
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Mark Holland wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Kansas primary election.

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) — Mark Holland wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Kansas primary election.

https://www.ksn.com/news/your-local-ele ... -election/
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Missouri primary results: Democratic candidates running for US Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The polls have closed in the 2022 Missouri primary and one of the hottest races voters are keeping an eye on is the U.S. Senate race.

Senator Roy Blunt announced he wasn't going to seek reelection for a third term so that opened up a seat, and dozens of Republicans and Democrats are vying for that seat, including some political newcomers.

https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/polit ... caa728ed73
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