Archive for category 2016 Elections
Judge rules that the recount can proceed, after attempts to halt it failed by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, a Trump supporter who also chaired Jeb Bush’s campaign for president.
That was some powerful news for Jill Stein to include in today’s announcement in front of Trump Towers, that she would be filing a federal lawsuit in Pennsylvania, due to Trump’s strategy to make that count too costly to complete.
That same strategy has been used by Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin to jack up prices for a recount from $18,000 to $4,000,000 in recent legislation. Another tactic in Wisconsin has been to greatly hinder hand counts in that state by letting individual counties ban them, which they have, against pleading from renowned computer scientists and a Wisconsin judge.
Nobody except Trump – and myself – has flatly said that fraud is happening, but whatever the outcome, it will be plainly obvious that officials in all three states Stein is attempting to verify votes in, DO NOT want you to know what’s on those ballots or computer chips.
Personally, I agree with Greg Palast that the election was stolen before one vote was cast.
When we can actually vote the bastards out again, will truly be one of the best days of my life. I’m tired of watching the pundits trying to figure out why Americans are so damn stupid, and keep “voting” against themselves, in favor of those who have just about every dime of our money.
Speaking of money; Stein needs more now. Don’t believe the prolific lies that she is getting rich! DONATE!
During the presidential campaign that ended a little over two weeks ago, Donald Trump promised again and again to defend Medicare.
During the primaries Trump said, “Every Republican wants to do a big number on Social Security, they want to do it on Medicare, they want to do it on Medicaid. And we can’t do that. And it’s not fair to the people that have been paying in for years.”
His campaign even accused Hillary Clinton of “destroying Medicare.”
Now that Election Day is behind us, the unified Tea-GOP regime has revealed new plans to phase out Medicare next year. Speaker Paul Ryan wants to get rid of the defined-benefit program and replace it with defined-contribution coupons for for-profit private insurance that won’t cover health care costs for seniors.
Trump now says he wants to “modernize Medicare,” which of course is code for phasing out the program and replacing it with CouponCare.
Minority leader-elect Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) predicted the push for CouponCare will fail, but didn’t say how Dems can stop it.
Get out your magnifying glasses and try to look exhausted. Call in the Brooks Brothers to put on a fake riot. Find out if James Baker is still alive. This is going to be a lot of fun!
Jill Stein gives interview to – where else – The BradBlog: America’s voting integrity place to go, when all the other corporate “news” outlets let you down.
They’re going to need about 6 million dollars to get this done, and we shouldn’t take a chance that George Soros is too chintzy. It’s going up by about $200,000 dollars an hour, but I donated, and so should you.
Hillary is going to owe us BIG!
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Sherrie Swensen may still be counting, because she is an exemplary election official and makes sure every single vote gets counted correctly. That’s why Salt Lake County was shown as electing John Kerry in 2004 and Barack Obama in 2008.
Thanks Sherrie. I can walk around town with less fear now.
Election night, 2:05 am: John Podesta walks offstage after telling Hillary supporters to go home
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) November 9, 2016
The Podesta e-mails confirm what many suspected. The Hillary campaign encouraged the media to promote Trump, thinking he would be easy to beat and that running against a Tea-GOP extremist would make the Dems’ own right-wing candidate seem more acceptable.
You’ll recognize some of Mark Bryan’s previous creations involving the Bush years. Fantastic, delightfully weird and extremely gutsy!
FiveThirtyEight.com election night blog tells the story – what a trainwreck!
Going into Tuesday’s election, the FiveThirtyEight model actually gave Trump a higher probability of victory than the rest. HuffPo declared Hillary’s chance to win at 98.2 percent!
By midnight Utah time, 2 am in New York, Hillary’s celebratory fireworks show was cancelled and MSNBC reported Lady Gaga and Cher were in tears backstage at the Javits Center.
“Let me be very clear. In my view, Democrats will not retain the White House, will not regain the Senate, will not gain the House and will not be successful in dozens of governor’s races unless we run a campaign which generates excitement and momentum and which produces a huge voter turnout.
With all due respect, and I do not mean to insult anyone here, that will not happen with politics as usual. The same old, same old will not be successful.
The people of our country understand that — given the collapse of the American middle class and the grotesque level of income and wealth inequality we are experiencing — we do not need more establishment politics or establishment economics.
We need a political movement which is prepared to take on the billionaire class and create a government which represents all Americans, and not just corporate America and wealthy campaign donors.
In other words, we need a movement which takes on the economic and political establishment, not one which is part of it.”
— Bernie Sanders August 28, 2015
I get a strange feeling when I look around during my morning commute on FrontRunner and think that most of the people I am looking at, fellow Utahns, willingly chose Donald Trump to be their President. But let’s face facts, it wasn’t a Trump surge that decided this election, it was the Clinton Collapse. Yes, some states implemented voter suppression. But Hillary’s enthusiasm gap lost votes just about everywhere. The media got their predictions wrong because they were almost all in the bag for Hillary.
Poll: Bernie Sanders would have beaten Donald Trump 56% to 44%
61 percent of Mormon voters supported Trump
Robert Reich: What Donald Trump’s Election Really Means
The election was a repudiation of the American power structure.
DNC Staffer Screams At Donna Brazile For Helping Elect Donald Trump
Donna Brazile: I’m sorry only that I got caught cheating with debate questions
Interim DNC chair won’t apologize for helping Clinton, recycles discredited claims that Russians altered emails.
Glenn Greenwald and The Intercept deserve credit for upholding progressive values throughout the election. Unlike many so-called “progressive” sites, they never went all-in for Hillary and maintained the highest journalistic standards of truth-telling.
Greenwald deserves the last word on the Dem debacle that unfolded last night…
Put simply, Democrats knowingly chose to nominate a deeply unpopular, extremely vulnerable, scandal-plagued candidate, who — for very good reason — was widely perceived to be a protector and beneficiary of all the worst components of status quo elite corruption. It’s astonishing that those of us who tried frantically to warn Democrats that nominating Hillary Clinton was a huge and scary gamble — that all empirical evidence showed that she could lose to anyone and Bernie Sanders would be a much stronger candidate, especially in this climate — are now the ones being blamed: by the very same people who insisted on ignoring all that data and nominating her anyway.
The whole piece is worth reading: Democrats, Trump, and the Ongoing, Dangerous Refusal to Learn the Lesson of Brexit
“Violations of the Federal Records Act within federal agencies is something we take very seriously. …The House Oversight Committee will work with Mr. Gowdy and the Select Committee on Benghazi to further explore Hillary Clinton’s use of personal emails while at the State Department.”
A business card obtained by ABC News shows that Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, lists his Gmail address on his official House card.
Rep. Chaffetz is already threatening years of investigations during the Hillary administration. But it looks like he tripped over his own feet back in March 2015.
If this election has taught us anything, it's that the American people are sick and tired of the economic, political and media status quo.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 30, 2016