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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post


    Bless him. He has one trick when it comes to elections and he still hasn't realised it doesn't work.
    The best part of this I never realized or cared was Trump taking @realDonaldTrump on truth social. I guess it's branding and that is all Trump is about, but why not just @DonaldTrump or his MeinFuhrer. He could have had any name.

    Also pro Israeli groups trying to sway Dem primaries in Pennsylvania

    Chris Hayes on how AIPAC is spending millions to sway races: "They recognize that Israel is not the top issue for the voters—so what they did instead was launch an almost comically disingenuous attack claiming Summer Lee is ‘not a real Democrat.’"

    Two things here. 1) is a foreign country or PAC trying to influence an election. Sadly this happens much and we could probably both sides this. Yet if another country say China did this, there is no way we would not let this happen. 2) this PAC of course used the tropes of anti-Semitism and bigotry if you oppose the Israeli government.

    Yet with other thread and our good ole Supreme Court this is fine.
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  2. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by Paranoid Android View Post

    Two things here. 1) is a foreign country or PAC trying to influence an election.
    Thought AIPAC was jewish americans who support israel, not an isreali pac.
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    I do not need to play the role of "holier than thou". I'm above that..

  3. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by Ripster42 View Post
    Thought AIPAC was jewish americans who support israel, not an isreali pac.
    Any foreign group can find domestic stooges to act as faces for their foreign money.

  4. #44
    Quote Originally Posted by Flarelaine View Post
    Any foreign group can find domestic stooges to act as faces for their foreign money.
    What are the site rules against conspiracy theories?
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    I do not need to play the role of "holier than thou". I'm above that..

  5. #45
    Nothing says like screwing over your own voters then this.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...3c4446955f4f38

    Texas GOP voters are getting tripped up by their own party's new voting restrictions

    New Texas voting laws are causing a lot of problems for Republican voters, according to a Newsy report ahead of the primary run-off elections Tuesday.

    As the report notes, several new rules passed by Texas Republicans in the wake of the 2020 elections put more stringent requirements on mail-in ballots.

    One rule passed by Republican lawmakers is mandates that voters must put either their drivers license number or the last four digits of their Social Security number on the envelope containing their ballot.

    This has led to a higher number of rejected ballots: Ballot rejections in 2020 ran about 0.8 percent, but in 2022 they're at 12 percent. The number might seem low, but that's equal to at least 7,000 people in one Texas county.

    Republicans had a higher rate of error than Democrats, meaning there are thousands more Republicans in the state whose ballots aren't being counted in the primary election.

    In March, during the initial primary elections, just 16 of the state’s largest counties had more than 18,000 mail-in ballots that were rejected because they missed the tiny fine print.

    One elderly Republican voter noted that the question about the driver's license or social security number was printed so small she couldn't read it. Newsy said they calculated it was seven-point font. National election standards that benefit visually impaired people require nothing can be smaller ten-point font.

    The first time Texas voted with the new ballot was March 1, so when the state passed the law in December, they had very little time to print the ballots and get them out to voters. But, two months later, for the run-off elections, the ballots are still a mess, the report said.

  6. #46
    Quote Originally Posted by gondrin View Post
    Nothing says like screwing over your own voters then this.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...3c4446955f4f38
    Womp womp.

  7. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by gondrin View Post
    Nothing says like screwing over your own voters then this.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...3c4446955f4f38
    Republicans had a higher rate of error than Democrats, meaning there are thousands more Republicans in the state whose ballots aren't being counted in the primary election.
    You love to fuckin see it.

  8. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    You love to fuckin see it.
    While I know it won't happen, if this is what turns Texas blue, it would be the ultimate irony.

  9. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by gondrin View Post
    Nothing says like screwing over your own voters then this.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...3c4446955f4f38
    One elderly Republican voter noted that the question about the driver's license or social security number was printed so small she couldn't read it. Newsy said they calculated it was seven-point font. National election standards that benefit visually impaired people require nothing can be smaller ten-point font.
    I don't doubt that the print was made obnoxiously small on purpose to try to trip people up so the ballot could be rejected, but all its going to do is make it harder for the elderly which tend to vote Republican.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonKing View Post
    I don't doubt that the print was made obnoxiously small on purpose to try to trip people up so the ballot could be rejected, but all its going to do is make it harder for the elderly which tend to vote Republican.
    I think they're running off the overall assumption that more democrats are mail-in ballot voters, so that even if percentage-wise more mail-in republican voters are getting screwed it wont matter because the larger percentage of rejected mail-in ballots overall, which favor democrats, is still good for the GOP compared to the larger number of in-person republican votes that aren't rejected that would theoretically favor Republicans.

    It's not like they cared about their voters anyway, they just need numbers to keep them in power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripster42 View Post
    What are the site rules against conspiracy theories?
    No clue about AIPAC but it's not exactly a secret that foreign countries funnel money into US PACs because our campaign finance laws are garbage. The post you quoted isn't wrong. Any foreign group can find domestic stooges.
    Plenty of people have been holding their breath waiting for me to fail. I think they all suffocated years ago.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zython View Post
    Just came here to remind people that the right has no moral conscious. If they ever try to morally scold you, it's not because they think what you're doing is wrong. Is because it's effective, and want to discourage you from doing it.

  12. #52
    https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/24/polit...ton/index.html

    Texas just out here embarassing the whole-ass nation by re-nominating, and likely re-electing, an Attorney General who has been under indictment for 7 years and has had numerous whistleblowers within his office highlighting wrongdoing and other illegality he's engaged in.

    Man, the good folks of Texas need to be able to leave that hellhole of a state and abandon their criminally retarded brethren.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/24/polit...ton/index.html

    Texas just out here embarassing the whole-ass nation by re-nominating, and likely re-electing, an Attorney General who has been under indictment for 7 years and has had numerous whistleblowers within his office highlighting wrongdoing and other illegality he's engaged in.

    Man, the good folks of Texas need to be able to leave that hellhole of a state and abandon their criminally retarded brethren.
    That's the thing. What did he run on? "Brown People Bad?" "Trump Did Nothing Wrong"? "Nuke Gay Barren Wombs for Jesus"?
    As long as they perceive he's punishing "the right people", or should I the Left people, they'll keep voting for him. Unless he Christie's himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poopymonster View Post
    That's the thing. What did he run on? "Brown People Bad?" "Trump Did Nothing Wrong"? "Nuke Gay Barren Wombs for Jesus"?
    As long as they perceive he's punishing "the right people", or should I the Left people, they'll keep voting for him. Unless he Christie's himself.
    Wild that he beat the much more Trump-friendly George P. Bush.

    I guess the Bush family legacy is dead. Which is good for separate reasons, political dynasties are dumb as fuck. *glares at Romney*

  15. #55
    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    I guess the Bush family legacy is dead. Which is good for separate reasons, political dynasties are dumb as fuck. *glares at Romney*
    Think I'd be happier about that...but then you see who they chose OVER the Bush dynasty.
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  16. #56
    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu 2020 View Post
    No clue about AIPAC but it's not exactly a secret that foreign countries funnel money into US PACs because our campaign finance laws are garbage. The post you quoted isn't wrong. Any foreign group can find domestic stooges.
    You get prosecuted if anyone finds out. You think nazis aren't going to be combing through aipac's finances?
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    I do not need to play the role of "holier than thou". I'm above that..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripster42 View Post
    You get prosecuted if anyone finds out. You think nazis aren't going to be combing through aipac's finances?
    The problem is that the rules on PACs are designed explicitly to hide where money is coming from, that's why they exist.

  18. #58
    Quote Originally Posted by Lynarii View Post
    The problem is that the rules on PACs are designed explicitly to hide where money is coming from, that's why they exist.
    Everyone needs to vote to get rid of Citizen's United, but they won't.

  19. #59
    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/sa...?siteid=yhoof2
    San Francisco ousts progressive District Attorney Chesa Boudin in heated recall
    SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco on Tuesday has voted to recall progressive District Attorney Chesa Boudin in a heated campaign that bitterly divided Democrats over crime, policing and public safety reform.

    Partial returns showed Boudin losing in what is expected to be a low turnout election. Early returns showed 61% of votes in favor of the recall.

    Boudin, 41, was a first-time political candidate who narrowly won office in November 2019 as part of a national wave of progressive prosecutors who pledged to seek alternatives to incarceration, end the racist war on drugs and hold police officers to account.

    But his time in office coincided with a frustrating and frightening pandemic in which viral footage of brazen shoplifting and attacks against mostly older Asian American people drove some residents to mount a recall campaign of the former public defender and son of left-wing activists.

    Recall proponents said Boudin was ideologically inflexible and inexperienced, often siding with criminals instead of victims. Recall opponents said the recall was a Republican power grab meant to undermine public safety reforms.

    San Francisco has long struggled with open drug dealing, vandalism, auto theft and home burglaries. Political experts say the political newcomer who narrowly won in 2019 was in the crosshairs of outside forces that made him an easy target for public frustration.

    Boudin was a baby when his parents, left-wing Weather Underground radicals, served as drivers in a botched 1981 robbery in New York that left two police officers and a security guard dead. They were sentenced to decades in prison.

    While campaigning, he spoke of the pain of stepping through metal detectors to hug his parents and vowed to reform a system that tears apart families. Kathy Boudin was released on parole in 2003 and died of cancer in May. David Gilbert was granted parole in October.

    The recall campaign against Boudin was backed by many of the same people who successfully ousted three liberal members of the San Francisco school board in February. Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom, however, easily beat a Republican-led recall last year.
    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/ca...article_inline
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom cruises to easy primary victory
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom cruised to an easy victory in Tuesday’s primary barely one year after surviving a recall attempt, advancing to the November general election where he will be an overwhelming favorite to defeat a little-known Republican state senator.

    Early returns Tuesday showed Newsom receiving just over 60% of the vote. He was far ahead of second-place finisher Brian Dahle, a Republican state lawmaker and farmer from the sparsely populated northeast corner of the state that borders Oregon and Nevada.
    Last edited by Deus Mortis; 2022-06-08 at 04:43 AM.

  20. #60
    Quote Originally Posted by Deus Mortis View Post
    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/sa...?siteid=yhoof2
    San Francisco ousts progressive District Attorney Chesa Boudin in heated recall


    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/ca...article_inline
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom cruises to easy primary victory
    I voted no on the recall. There is the perception that crime in San Francisco has gotten worse. The statistics say otherwise.

    San Francisco Crime Dashboard

    Homicide is up 11% from 18 to 20. Which is a whooping 2.22 per 100,000. There are cities in the south with homicide rates of more than 30 times that.

    Burglary actually went down 26%. Robbery is down 2%.

    Motor vehicle theft up 2%. That's why car ownership in San Francisco has been on the decline at a rate of 2% per year.

    Larceny theft (shop lifting) is up by 20%. Yeah. That's not good.

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