Posts Tagged ‘2020 Elections’

December 10th, 2021 - 12:37 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Is American democracy doomed?

George Packer (bio here), son of Stanford professors and Yale graduate, and therefore unquestionably an erudite and bright guy, writes in The Atlantic (here): “A year after the insurrection, I’m trying to imagine the death of American democracy.” And make no mistake, it was an insurrec[...]

May 16th, 2021 - 4:10 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Arizona GOP election official slams his party’s lies

A Republican who was elected as Maricopa County’s top election official last November, and assumed office in January, is quickly losing patience with his party’s lame efforts to discredit the 2020 election results. Joe Biden, who carried Maricopa County by over 45,000 votes (see results [...]

February 2nd, 2021 - 2:05 pm § in Donald Trump

Update: Capitol cop wasn’t killed by fire extinguisher

Authorities haven’t released autopsy results, but said “medical examiners did not find signs that the officer sustained any blunt force trauma, so investigators believe that early reports that he was fatally struck by a fire extinguisher are not true,” CNN reported on Tuesday, Febr[...]

January 31st, 2021 - 1:35 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Politics

Having lost at the ballot box, Republican legislators will now try to repeal democracy

“Days after Trump left office [has it only been days? our release from captivity already seems like ages ago — Ed.], state Republicans have introduced a series of measures that would give legislators the power to overturn the will of voters, both in the 2020 presidential contest and in f[...]

December 7th, 2020 - 7:53 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Trump supporters harass Michigan secretary of state at her home

This is over the top. They’re not entitled to their demands anyway. They’re welcome to vent their feelings about their candidate losing (sorry, losers, although I’m not sorry your candidate lost), but there’s a time and place for protests and this isn’t it. But keep in [...]

November 2nd, 2020 - 6:39 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

PHOTOGRAPHY: Biden without a mask!

Conservative twitter feeds and blogs are going bonkers over this photo, which Richard Grenell shared with 671,000 followers. Grenell, according to Wikipedia (here), is a “staunch Trump loyalist … named by Trump in 2020 as Acting Director of National Intelligence … from February to[...]

October 23rd, 2020 - 1:03 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Racism

Who are the violent protesters?

This article contains news with liberal commentary. Trump insists leftist radicals are behind violent protests, but “review of thousands of pages of court documents tells a different story,” the Associated Press reported on Friday, October 23, 2020. “Very few” of the proteste[...]

August 29th, 2020 - 9:47 pm § in Politics

Essay: Elections aren’t perfect, and don’t have to be

This article is liberal commentary. Washington’s 2004 governor election was decided by 129 votes after 2 recounts and a court challenge. I was an observer at both recounts and saw that nothing illegal happened. By way of background, Washington uses paper ballots counted by optical scanning mac[...]

August 13th, 2020 - 9:31 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Supreme Court lets states relax mailing voting rules

The Supreme Court turned aside a GOP drive to enforce pre-Covid mail voting restrictions in a ruling that upheld Rhode Island’s relaxation of its witness requirement for mail ballots. The ruling was 6-3. Read story here. Last week, a federal judge ordered New York to count primary ballots lack[...]

August 13th, 2020 - 7:09 pm § in Politics

Dead man tweeting

Herman Cain, who died 2 weeks ago, freaked out Twitter uses by tweeting today (below). I thought, “What’s the big deal?” After all, Dr. Steve Schwartz, founder and proprietor of this blog, left us in March from the GOPlague, but he’s still posting. In fact, he posted here tod[...]