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Multiple Democrats are demanding investigations into suspicions — again, not substantiated — that members aided rioters. At least one R voiced similar fears. They’re scared of Q radicalization. And they’re terrified of getting COVID from anti-mask members.
It reminds me of the outreach tale where Rand Paul made an earnest wide-ranging effort to understand black voters post-2012, came back and told the GOP that voter suppression was killing their message, then got zero traction and spent last month talking about stolen elections.
This is why McConnell only has one shot if he wants to do this. The broad conservative media environment is designed to bring wavering disapprovers back through predictable means: Whatabout, pivot to new outrage, antifa false flag, etc.
I'm sad to report my father Bob Sarlin passed away on Tuesday at age 74. He was a great dad who lived an amazing full life as an activist in the 60s, a rock critic, author and music exec in the 70s, a Don Draper-style ad man in the 80s and 90s, and finally an NYC tour guide.
The MI GOP leaders told Trump they desperately need coronavirus relief money and that they’re not going to mess with the election result. Seems like the pretty blunt implication here that the president’s focus on the latter issue is distracting from the former.
I am extremely loathe to publicize his words, but the president’s tweet today and the racist creed the shooter posted overlap to the point that they’re hard to distinguish with the names removed
“The president vetoed away people’s last unemployment check on Christmas week in a pandemic” seems like a bad thing to have to take into two runoff elections, but who knows how politics work now really
This will be mentioned plenty of times on election night, but the reason you won't have quick counts in key swing states (mainly PA) is that R legislators denied requests to process mail votes early to speed things up on Nov 3. The cause and effect are clear ahead of time.