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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

"My husband John lived by a code: country first," McCain tweeted. "We are Republicans, yes, but Americans foremost. There's only one candidate in this race who stands up for our values as a nation, and that is @JoeBiden." read more


RBG passed away and the aftermath could be generationally terrible so just business as usual for this godforsaken year. 3 minute vid read more


Wisconsin will continue to require people to wear face masks indoors after the state saw a surge of new Covid-19 cases. The order was issued by Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday, coupled with the declaration of a public health emergency. The order is effective immediately, according to the governor's office, and is due to steeply rising cases, particularly among people between the ages of 18 and 24. read more


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Romney on Tuesday announced that he supports moving forward with a Trump Supreme Court nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Walter Shaub @waltshaub Mitt Romney has chosen today to prove that the only Republican with morals is a former Republican. 11:47 AM Sep 22, 2020


Monday, September 21, 2020

Biden can seize the initiative from Trump by announcing his own shadow nominee so voters can choose. And that nominee should be former Georgia legislator and gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

Why?


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"Elected officials in the U.S. have also refused to step down, albeit from lower offices than the presidency. In 1874, a Texas governor locked himself in the basement of the state capitol building after losing his reelection bid.

The saga began when Republican Governor Edmund J. Davis lost the 1873 election by a resounding 2-to-1 ratio to his Democratic challenger, Richard Coke, and claimed that the election had been tainted with fraud and intimidation. A court case made its way to the state's supreme court.

All three justices, each of whom had been appointed by the incumbent Davis, ruled that the election was unconstitutional and invalid.

Democrats called upon the public to disregard the court's decision, and proceeded with plans for Coke's inauguration.

On January 15, 1874, Coke arrived at the state capitol with a sheriff's posse, and was sworn in to office while Davis barricaded himself downstairs with state troopers. The next day, Davis requested federal troops from President Ulysses S. Grant. Grant refused, and Davis finally stepped down three days later."

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"If Trump were inclined to overstay his term, the levers of power work in favor of removal.

Because the president immediately and automatically loses his constitutional authority upon expiration of his term or after removal through impeachment, he would lack the power to direct the U.S. Secret Service or other federal agents to protect him.

He would likewise lose his power, as the commander in chief of the armed forces, to order a military response to defend him. In fact, the newly minted president would possess those presidential powers.

If necessary, the successor could direct federal agents to forcibly remove Trump from the White House. Now a private citizen, Trump would no longer be immune from criminal prosecution, and could be arrested and charged with trespassing in the White House.

While even former presidents enjoy Secret Service protection, agents presumably would not follow an illegal order to protect one from removal from office."

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