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CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
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Jun 28th 2020 at 9:52:23 PM

Unfortunately, Mitch did get more votes than he should.

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Jun 28th 2020 at 10:01:24 PM "We're all paper, we're all scissors, we're all fightin' with our mirrors, scared we'll never find somebody to love."
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Jun 28th 2020 at 10:04:14 PM

At this point, the GOP's impeccably awful timing on things just has to be intentional.

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CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
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Jun 28th 2020 at 10:15:52 PM

Maybe not the GOP but Trump.

Trump's dad was part of the KKK. He is sincerely a "the kind of racist that people who don't think they're racists think racists must be." Damn Yankeeness aside.

Edited by CharlesPhipps on Jun 28th 2020 at 10:16:08 AM

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DrunkenNordmann from Exile
Jun 28th 2020 at 10:16:30 PM

Or maybe it's both.

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Jun 28th 2020 at 10:16:30 PM

So I've read that Booker was doing better in vs. McConnell polls than McGrath was. So if Mitch wins, it probably won't be because Booker got the nomination instead of McGrath

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CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
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Jun 28th 2020 at 10:32:18 PM

Its stupid logic anyway.

Despite my love of Bernie, Bernie loss. It's Insane Troll Logic to believe that the loser will do better against his partys opponent.

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Clarste One Winged Egret Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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Jun 28th 2020 at 10:56:37 PM

I mean, it's not totally absurd given that the people who vote in the Democratic Primary are not necessarily the same people who vote in the general election. Basically the idea is "he is more popular outside of registered Democrats."

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Jun 28th 2020 at 10:58:35 PM

There's never been any actual data suggesting that. Heck, there was one study pointing out that Sanders' favorable polling against Trump heavily relied on the youth vote. And well, the youth vote is not a reliable bloc.

Sanders would have needed a spike in the youth vote even higher than the spike in the black vote when Obama was running for President.

Edited by M84 on Jun 29th 2020 at 2:00:57 AM

Disgusted, but not surprised
CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
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Jun 28th 2020 at 11:05:22 PM

Yes, as fanatical a Bernie bro as I am, the simple fact was the people spoke.

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Edited by CharlesPhipps on Jun 28th 2020 at 11:05:20 AM

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Clarste One Winged Egret Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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Jun 28th 2020 at 11:17:04 PM

I didn't say it was true, just that it's not totally irrational. It is not logically inconsistent for it to be true.

Edited by Clarste on Jun 28th 2020 at 11:17:14 AM

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Jun 29th 2020 at 12:46:27 AM

@Scuba Wolf: Unfortunately, it's not that simple. While Mitch is hated, he has a diehard voter base and the ability to massively disenfranchise Democratic voters in Kentucky. (Let's assume, barring evidence, that he isn't getting ghosts to vote for him too.)

He can lose, but he can win too.

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CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
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Jun 29th 2020 at 1:15:01 AM

The assumption of rural states being poor is mostly true but there's a bunch of rich white suburbs too who are very scared of brown people. If you reduce 3500 polling stations to 200 and 198 of those are in those subburbs....well, that's interesting.

Because then people have to go to them to vote.

I found out Ashland lost most of its polling stations particularly. Coincidentally it was instrumental for voting for Beshear along with Louisville and Lexington.

Edited by CharlesPhipps on Jun 29th 2020 at 1:15:23 AM

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Jun 29th 2020 at 1:51:05 AM

[up] At the risk of repeating myself, the US needs federal rules about the number of polling stations relative to registered voters (preferably with a minimum number per town or county) and their opening hours.

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Jun 29th 2020 at 1:52:37 AM

And even is "states' rights" get in the way, they should be able to do it for federal elections.

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Jun 29th 2020 at 2:04:19 AM

M84 : Yes which is why I say the Dems should play with the deck of cards they received and not the one they fantasize about now.

Edited by Nuup-Kangerlua on Jun 29th 2020 at 11:09:29 AM

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CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
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Jun 29th 2020 at 2:09:45 AM

Its why I'm voting by mail.

Because Trump was right. It IS the way to counteract GOP attempts to keep me from voting.

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Jun 29th 2020 at 2:20:05 AM

Regarding Mississippi changing their flag, are there any similar movements to change the flags of Georgia and Arkansas?

Because they're both also Confederate references, they're just not as overt/commonly known ones.

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Jun 29th 2020 at 6:23:29 AM

[up][up]Then again, don't be surprised if your ballot and others somehow get "lost" in the mail.

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Jun 29th 2020 at 7:31:04 AM

...wait, what does that entail, exactly?

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Jun 29th 2020 at 7:35:00 AM

Them making a big public stunt out of how they think Trump is a criminal.

The warrant wonít be considered valid by anyone beyond maybe a few Iranian allies, itís just a PR move.

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Jun 29th 2020 at 7:37:20 AM

The civ equivalent of denouncing you

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Jun 29th 2020 at 7:41:56 AM

Even if he went to Iran, they couldn't arrest him because he has diplomatic immunity. It's a stunt. Too bad John Bolton isn't still National Security Adviser: he'd use this to push for a declaration of war.

[up] Ha, good one. [lol]

Edited by Fighteer on Jun 29th 2020 at 10:43:40 AM

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AngrokVa TRUST NO ONE from The Bottomless Pit Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
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Jun 29th 2020 at 7:48:55 AM

I should note the article says: (bolded text is mine)

Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump over the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in January, the semi-official Fars news agency reported Monday.

Trump is one of 36 people Iran has issued arrest warrants for in relation to the death of Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC), according to Fars, but the Tehran attorney general Ali Alqasi Mehr said Trump was at the top of the list.

Mehr claimed Trump would be prosecuted as soon as he stands down presidency after his term ends, Fars reported.

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