while possibly not Trump's hope of delaying the election until the pandemic is over, don't be surprised if Pubs don't go for a more nuanced and strategic plan.
in Texas and possibly elsewhere, you must be 65 or over to be eligible for a mail in ballot.
look for this as the Pubs' "compromise" to Dems for allowing mail in voting, and age eligibility could be lowered to the mid 40s, which is the age today's voters start trending Pub, and away from Dem.
and this could be done while citing they are protecting the covid "at risk" age group.
this would enable things for Pub leaning demographics, and not for those Dem leaning, which is always the Pub strategy with voting rules and logistics.
and not enable college kids at school with state residency issues, to vote according to their home state.
you heard it here first.
I think this subject is nuts on several levels. First and foremost there is no single national election for the president to issue any orders about. This a point lost on all those who keep yammering about the national popular vote. All elections are run by the states and there are 50 of those. Period!
The tweet is a total nothingburger.
This is a reasonable take. I think there are much different needs in different parts of the country. Comparing a polling place in Appalachia to one in Manhattan is lunacy.My view is we can vote in person if we give more days to vote. Make it five days, social distancing and masks. But everyone has to show an ID. We want truthful elections.
That is the first ever sensible post you have made on this board. Congratulations, and keep it coming!My view is we can vote in person if we give more days to vote. Make it five days, social distancing and masks. But everyone has to show an ID. We want truthful elections.
So his latest "solvent injections" statement lasted less than 24 hrs. Getting better,You are certainly correct about the legal aspects.
You certainly ignore the political aspects of the President's behavior. Trump loves to fancy foot about with totalitarian language. It's by far the most corrosive element of his existence.
Fortunately the GOP actually backboned up today, and sent out basically every Senator known by name to totally dismiss Trump's call. By the end of the day, the fool had to walk back his own nonsense.
States can't even run their unemployment systems to pay a certain % of a worker's wages.
You really think state voting systems are setup to discriminate by age (something that's constitutionally dubious).
When I said we have a population that loves loony conspiracy theories, I certainly had you in mind as part of that group
How is that different from what I said? Absentee ballots are not sent to the registered address, that us why there is a difference. Your selected Q/A doesn’t address the registration process which is important.The states that could decide the election (like MI, WI) already have the statutory process in place. Michigan passed a ballot initiative previously, and by law, Wisconsin provides for No excuse requesting of absentee ballots.
I don't understand the absentee/vote by mail distinction you're making for CO. The SOS's website says...
"Q1. How do I receive my mail ballot?
A1. Every voter receives a mail ballot. The ballot will be sent to the mailing address you provided for your voter registration file. To check the address on file, or to make any changes to your voter registration visit www.GoVoteColorado.gov.
If you prefer to vote at the polls, you can vote in-person at a voter service and polling center. Please visit www.GoVoteColorado.gov to find your polling locations."
Everyone has the OPTION to vote by mail. If ANYONE has that option then EVERYONE should have that option...
But right here in this forum we had people claim GWB won Ohio in 2004 due to voting fraud. It was a heck of a conspiracy theory.The entire idea of voting fraud is so preposterous. It would require some massive coordinated conspiracy to have any legitimate impact..... across many, many different counties (where elections are run). And is sure to be sniffed out fairly easily.... such as the renegade volunteer in that House race in NC last cycle.
But our population loves a good conspiracy theory.... and we've got a master conspiracy theorist sitting in the White House.
There is nothing Trump wouldn’t try in order to retain power. There is absolutely zero that would surprise me, especially given Bill Barr’s total loyalty to Trump over country.Actually, you're on to something, there. Trump couldn't stop the election, short of declaring martial law and deploying troops to every polling location in the country. But it wouldn't be nearly as hard for him to stop the election in Portland. Of course, he probably doesn't care about Portland, but if he declared martial law in, say, Detroit, Philadelphia, Richmond, Milwaukee, Austin...
Not that I think he's actually going to do that, of course, but if he truly wanted to steal the election, that would be the way to do it.
I think Barr truly believes in the Imperial Presidency. But Poppy Bush wasn't interested in being King. In Trump, Barr now has a cooperative partner.
He can claim his loss was false and corrupted but as we learned in 2000 that rarely works.
Really? I love how libs somehow think Trump is responsible for the virus. IT CAME FROM CHINA. Yet you don't blame Democrat mayors for letting people riot, loot, burn and generally trash their citiesThat’s why he and his supporters are latching onto all their law and order bullshit now. Last I heard, Portland and Chicago were completely engulfed in flames with dead bodies everywhere. I love how they latch onto the small number of deaths related to rioting but think nothing of the ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND + dead from the Trumpvirus
Specifically, the people of New Orleans called him a racist for his hurricane Katrina response. So, yep.Nope.
You cite an example where some people in one city called him racist. That doesn't mean he was broadly considered racist. If you try, you could likely find examples of most white politicians being called racist by someone somewhere.Specifically, the people of New Orleans called him a racist for his hurricane Katrina response. So, yep.
It's actually pretty complex.CO.H knows a lot more about Colorado elections than the state of Colorado does. He's been very clear about this point in the past.
What is the quota for number of cities or people to be “broadly considered racist” lol. It was important enough to him to call it the low point of his presidency in his memoir. I’ll go with his opinion on the matter over yours....You cite an example where some people in one city called him racist. That doesn't mean he was broadly considered racist. If you try, you could likely find examples of most white politicians being called racist by someone somewhere.
Oh, I don't know - maybe more than one ethnic group in one city?What is the quota for number of cities or people to be “broadly considered racist” lol. It was important enough to him to call it the low point of his presidency in his memoir. I’ll go with his opinion on the matter over yours....
Actually, what C&C was taking issue with was Stelio's contention that Bush was "villified as a racist," as I believe he phrased it. Although he didn't explicitly say that "everyone" or "most" were calling him a racist, the context was his claim that Bush would never be invited to Lewis' funeral if he were still in office, because, as a sitting Republican president, it would be assumed he's a racist.Your contention was that he wasn’t though. Nope, I think was your exact rebuttal...