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bob wrote: Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:06 pm
RVInit wrote: Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:31 pmHe knows he can count of half of the states to suppress the vote sufficiently to help Rethugs keep the Senate. So, yeah, I can see why he's not concerned.
Democratic challengers are presently leading in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia (regular), Iowa, Maine, Montana, and North Carolina. And tied in South Carolina. Even if Jones loses in Alabama, that's more than enough.
Great! Now let's hope all those voters that want to vote for these Democrats are able to get the polls and actually cast a vote. Nobody is suppressing polling, but they sure as hell know how to suppress actual voting in many of these states.

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Whatever4 wrote: Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:25 pm The Republicans will keep their heritage flags with 50 stars, Democrats will change to 51.
any suggestions as to how the 51 stars be arranged on a flag?
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8, 9, 8, 9, 8,9
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You can have 52 stars if you like. The cornfed battle flag had 13 stars, despite only having eleven states in the confederacy.
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Yeah, all set to go for Puerto Rico!
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Axios: Congressional Republicans push to wear masks amid coronavirus cases spike ...

The Hill reports that House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), chair of the select committee overseeing the federal response to the pandemic, said Friday to Scalise, the panel's ranking Republican: "If you wish to continue having these meetings in person, you're going to have to adhere to the attending physician [guidance to wear masks] or I will not have the meetings in person."
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Kansas freshman GOP Rep. Watkins charged with 3 felonies
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A freshman Kansas congressman who had listed a UPS Inc. postal box as his residence on a state voter registration form was charged Tuesday with three felonies, including illegal voting.

The charges against GOP Rep. Steve Watkins came three weeks before the state's Aug. 4 primary election with fellow Republicans pushing to oust him from the eastern Kansas seat he barely won in 2018, even though he's largely toed the conservative policy line and supported President Donald Trump. GOP critics already had worried that the months-long investigation into whether Watkins violated state election laws puts the 2nd District seat in play if he wins the primary.
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Always does my heart good when they can actually catch a home grown case of real voter fraud, particularly when it is a Rethug. At least now when Pence of Knobby(Kobach) go off on voter fraud they can be handed a for real genuine case from their own back yard and one of their own. :rotflmao:
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It's almost always republicans. There was something about a mailman who changed mail-in ballots from Democrat to republican just recently, more than a few.
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ZekeB wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:10 am8, 9, 8, 9, 8,9
You can buy one on eBay if you want to front-run this...

https://www.ebay.com/i/153799771661

They have it 9, 8, 9, 8, 9, 8, though.
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Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder arrested in $60 million bribery case

Federal officials arrested Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four others on Tuesday morning in connection with a $60 million bribery case.

U.S. Attorney David DeVillers' office would not discuss details of the case, but a source involved in the investigation confirmed Householder's arrest to The Enquirer.

Also arrested, according to the source: Neil Clark, founder of Grant Street Consultants and once called by USA Today “one of the best connected lobbyists in Columbus;” former Ohio Republican Party chair and consultant Matthew Borges; Juan Cespedes, co-founder of The Oxley Group in Columbus; and Jeffrey Longstreth, adviser to Householder.

A spokeswoman for DeVillers said an Ohio official and associates were charged in the case, which she described as a "public corruption racketeering conspiracy involving $60 million." The scope of the federal investigation, the dollars involved and the arrests Tuesday make this one of the largest public corruption cases in Ohio in years.
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Things getting HEATED at House GOP conference meeting right now.
Matt Gaetz & Thomas Massie both got on the mics and went after Liz Cheney for backing Massie’s primary opponent, per source in the room.
Read the whole thing :popcorn:
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New TXGOP chair Allen West immediately picks fight with Gov. Abbott. Let the GOP infighting begin!

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politi ... 420281.php
A retired Army lieutenant colonel, West made known his frustration with Texas GOP political leaders as he campaigned for the top spot in the party, appearing to take issue with Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive orders to control the coronavirus.

West decried “the tyranny that we see in the great state of Texas” in his pitch to Republican delegates. “We have executive orders and mandates, people telling us what we can and cannot do, who is essential and who is not essential.”

That language comes as at least eight county Republican executive committees have voted to censure Abbott for issuing executive orders such as requiring that Texans wear face coverings in public if they are in counties with at least 20 active coronavirus cases.

West has also been critical of leading Texas GOP lawmakers who allow Democrats to serve as committee chairs in the state Legislature — something that House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick have done.
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Wait uNtil you hear about the leader of the Ohio GOP! JUICY stuff.
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In honesty, I would really like a similar post in Democrats Behaving Badly announcing that the Illinois speaker is in trouble or at least is pushed out of his position.
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Volkonski wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:02 pm New TXGOP chair Allen West immediately picks fight with Gov. Abbott. Let the GOP infighting begin!

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politi ... 420281.php
A retired Army lieutenant colonel, West made known his frustration with Texas GOP political leaders as he campaigned for the top spot in the party, appearing to take issue with Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive orders to control the coronavirus.

West decried “the tyranny that we see in the great state of Texas” in his pitch to Republican delegates. “We have executive orders and mandates, people telling us what we can and cannot do, who is essential and who is not essential.”

That language comes as at least eight county Republican executive committees have voted to censure Abbott for issuing executive orders such as requiring that Texans wear face coverings in public if they are in counties with at least 20 active coronavirus cases.

West has also been critical of leading Texas GOP lawmakers who allow Democrats to serve as committee chairs in the state Legislature — something that House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick have done.
Is this the same Allen West that was involved with Dentist Taitz, esq?
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Atticus Finch wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:20 pm
Is this the same Allen West that was involved with Dentist Taitz, esq?
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Yep! 8-)
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Ohio House speaker heads a $60 million bribery scheme
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Kendra wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:40 pm Thread ---------------->>>>



Things getting HEATED at House GOP conference meeting right now.
Matt Gaetz & Thomas Massie both got on the mics and went after Liz Cheney for backing Massie’s primary opponent, per source in the room.
Read the whole thing :popcorn:
If those idiots think Liz Cheney is the one preventing them from winning back the house, they're barking up the wrong shitgibbon.
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SuzieC wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:28 pm https://www.wcbe.org/post/dewine-calls- ... GaaFjw9XBc

Ohio House speaker heads a $60 million bribery scheme
A journalists notes from the press conference a couple hours ago.
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U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio David DeVillers calls it the largest money laundering scheme against the residents of Ohio. It was to line the pockets of the defendants, build the base of Householder and further the affairs of the scheme, DeVillers. He says it was “pay to play.”

DeVillers: “Everyone in this room knows who Company A is.” He says he will not disclose what that is at this time.

DeVillers: Generation Now, a 501C4, does not have to disclose donors to the enterprise. It's supposed to be a social welfare entity. Political activity cannot be it's main activity. Not a dime of the money, the $60 million, went to social welfare.

DeVillers: Company A funded efforts to pass House Bill 6 in 2019. There was ballot initiative to kill HB6. Money went from Company A to Generation Now to bribe ballot collectors, provided to other ballot services to do nothing. It was for the personal benefit of the people in this indictment.

DeVillers: “It was a very covert investigation… It was critical to keep this a secret investigation… We are not done with this case.”

With the investigation out in the open now, FBI agents can interview other people involved in the case. They did not before for fear the enterprise would stop before they got the necessary information.

Cincinnati Division of the FBI Special Agent in Charge Chris Hoffman: “Our Number One priority in the FBI is public corruption.” “All forms of public corruption are unacceptable.”

Hoffman: “Shameful betrayal of the public trust… A sophisticated criminal conspiracy.” Illegally diverted money for their own use. “This is a first time a racketeering charge has been used on a public official in the Southern District of Ohio.”

A reporter asks if anyone at FirstEnergy will be charged, DeVillers says they will follow the investigation wherever it leads them and refers to it as Company A.

DeVillers was briefed in on the case about a year ago and admits it took him a while to fully digest the complicated conspiracy.

DeVillers: No evidence the Ohio Governor's Office was involved.

DeVillers: “Everything begins and ends with the rule of law.”
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I don't know what's worse the corruption or the stupidity and greed over ride common sense to realize that: "hey, I got mine, F everyone else I'm outtie 5000 to a non-extradition country..." :doh:
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I wonder how much of this is going on in other states.
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Ohio HB6 was, essentially, a nuclear plant bailout. Hundreds of millions in state dollars to keep open two plants owned by Energy Harbor (fka FirstEnergy Solutions).
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To bad for the boys that impotus will not be in office for a precedential pardon like with Governor Blagojevich :twisted:
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I'm frankly amazed that Barr's DOJ is allowing this case to go forward. David DeVillers. the US Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, was an excellent appointment. I'm sure Trump did not realize that he is an incorruptible career prosecutor with a stellar reputation in Central Ohio.

Many, many more R legislators are ensnared in Speaker Householder's gigantic bribery scheme and they may go down too.

Enough to turn Ohio blue?
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