TheCid

2020 Election

486 posts in this topic

3 hours ago, mr6666 said:

9 states where the rules for voting have been changed or challenged ahead of 2020

The 2016 election proved that every vote counts. Now states that may be crucial in 2020 have passed or proposed measures that change the rules for voting.

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/9-states-where-rules-voting-have-been-changed-or-challenged-n1026886?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

And if the Dems screw up and push impeachment and the far-left, liberal agenda, it will be worse in the future for Dem voters in red and purple states.  The Republicans will increase their controls and push for more restrictions which will be approved by the Supreme Court.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Microsoft will give away software to guard U.S. voting machines

The tech giant says it has tracked more than 700 cyberattacks by foreign adversaries against U.S. political organizations so far this election cycle.

 

.......the tech giant said it had tracked 781 cyberattacks by foreign adversaries targeting political organizations so far this election cycle.

The company said it was rolling out the free, open-source software product called ElectionGuard, which it said uses encryption to "enable a new era of secure, verifiable voting." The company is working with election machine vendors and local governments to deploy the system in a pilot program for the 2020 election.

 

The system uses an encrypted tracking code to allow a voter to verify that his or her vote has been recorded and has not been tampered with,....

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/microsoft-will-give-away-software-guard-u-s-voting-machines-n1030956?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_np

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Harry the pollster on CNN last night drew some comparisons of the Trump strategy in 2016 and what we are seeing today.  Scorched Earth to be brief.  Apparently Clinton was ahead of Trump in most demographics but was 17% percent behind in one area: Unlikeability.  He thinks this is where Trump eked out his victory.  Some potential Clinton voters stayed home (aided by wikileaks and Comey) and others just despised her more than they did Trump and held their nose and voted for him.

So, Trump is starting a campaign to paint the democratic candidate whoever that is as worse than himself.  The trick in combating this is not to engage in a fight with a fool for the fool wins every time and no one is prepared to go as low as Donald Trump but to actually offer something that appeals to the public,  That can be either themselves, their policies or both.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mitch McConnell Gets Another Democratic Challenger In Kentucky’s 2020 Senate Race

Farmer and military veteran Mike Broihier announced his bid to unseat the powerful Senate majority leader.

 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mitch-mcconnell-democratic-challenger-mike-broihier_n_5d30e2fae4b004b6adad3e02?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000016&section=politics&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, mr6666 said:

Mitch McConnell Gets Another Democratic Challenger In Kentucky’s 2020 Senate Race

Farmer and military veteran Mike Broihier announced his bid to unseat the powerful Senate majority leader.

 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mitch-mcconnell-democratic-challenger-mike-broihier_n_5d30e2fae4b004b6adad3e02?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000016&section=politics&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

Unfortunately this want help in red KY.  The KY Dem Party needs to get behind one candidate as early as possible.  Broihier is a loser in KY right out the gate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, mr6666 said:

PoliticsVideoChannel @politvidchannel 8h8 hours ago

 

BREAKING: retired Marine, and Kentucky Democrat Mike Broihier Just announced He is running to replace Mitch McConnell.

 

HE SAID THIS

"We have to [retire McConnell] to restore our democracy"

:)
 
 
 
 
 
 

You already reported this Thursday at 10:05PM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, TheCid said:

You already reported this Thursday at 10:05PM

Yes,  another repeat;   What I find interesting here is the comment about retiring a politician and restoring democracy:     democracy is the reason why that politician has power to being with, as well as the way to 'retire' said incumbent.

 

     

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another excellent column by Cokie and Steve Roberts.  Basically his attacks on the four Democrat Congresswomen is intentional, planned and well thought out (for him) by Trump.  It replicates his tactics from the 2016 election which won him the presidency.  He is appealing to the "aging white men who lack a college education."  The very ones who voted for him in 2016 in the swing states than swung the election.

The Dems are taking a risk by defending the "Squad," but it is one they must take.  The risk is that Trump is using the Squad to represent all Dems and tying them to the far left agenda of them and other far left Dems (Sanders, Warren, Harris, et. al.).

The Dems "must energize minority voters, particularly young ones, while not alienating moderates - especially in the critical Midwestern states that gave Trump his victory."  These voters will be "pivotal again next year."  

If the Squad does not "cool their jets and curb their egos,"they will hand Trump a second term.  IMO, they will also hand other Republicans in Senate, House and State governments victories.

https://www.cleburnetimesreview.com/opinion/steve-cokie-roberts-responding-to-trump-s-racism/article_0bc26e54-a99e-11e9-8d4b-b37463ae60b9.html

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Practical Reasons Candidates Talk About Improbable Policies

".....And even then, to pass some of their most ambitious proposals, Democrats would either need a filibuster-proof majority (60 senators) or to blow up the filibuster altogether, which it's not clear that all Democratic senators would want to do.

All of which raises a tough, basic question: If a policy just doesn't seem viable even if a candidate wins, what does the debate accomplish?.....

 

it is still true, however, that debating it now doesn't do nothing. Politicians like Sanders and Warren may recognize that even if their policies don't pass in their respective (hypothetical) presidencies, talking about the policy now could lay the groundwork for Medicare for All in the future.

"The campaign does serve the purpose of priming people or helping them to understand the contours of the debate so that when you get to the time that you're actually trying to pass legislation, people have already had exposure to the issues at play,"......

https://www.npr.org/2019/07/26/745034477/the-practical-reasons-candidates-talk-about-improbable-policies?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Of course this assumes that the far-left policies have not offended so many AMERICAN VOTERS that the Dems lose control of the House and lose more seats in the Senate as well as the White House again.

Responding to mr6666's post:  "Politicians like Sanders and Warren may recognize that even if their policies don't pass in their respective (hypothetical) presidencies, talking about the policy now could lay the groundwork for Medicare for All in the future.

"The campaign does serve the purpose of priming people or helping them to understand the contours of the debate so that when you get to the time that you're actually trying to pass legislation, people have already had exposure to the issues at play,"......

https://www.npr.org/2019/07/26/745034477/the-practical-reasons-candidates-talk-about-improbable-policies?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Bogie56 said:
The Washington Post
The Post Most
 
 
 
5d0f4ef0bf2a4536cac6432a437cbee8-1400-0-70-8-R5S57HFP4QI6TFARUYEPTUGC2M.jpg
(Courtesy of Pete Buttigieg)
How Pete Buttigieg could wield his dog tags in a race against President Trump
If elected, Pete Buttigieg would be the first presidential candidate with overseas military service elected in three decades.
By Steve Hendrix and Josh Partlow  Read more »

Seriously doubt it will get him any votes in the primaries or in election if he got that far.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

CA passed the must-release-tax-returns-to-be-on-ballot bill.   

It appears even most Dems here in CA don't support this based on letters to the L.A. Times (which states the letters printed try to reflect all the letters received on a topic).     All 4 letters were from people that are anti-Trump or Dems but only one supported the bill (and his reason for support was to stick it to Trump since Trump does that to others,  which is of course is an immature and lame reason).    

One person 'linked' Putin to the bill;  That Putin uses all sorts of tricks to keep people off of ballots and that CA shouldn't use a Putin trick because we're upset that Putin helped get Trump in office.   

The other two stated that it was unfair to voters to keep anyone off a ballot and that voters should have the right to vote for who they wish and can't do so if a candidate isn't allowed on the ballot.   

All 3 stated the "right-way" was to just NOT vote for candidates that don't release their tax returns.  

Hopefully this bill will be ruled unconstitutional.  

 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Saw on TV where Trump tweeted sad that Elisha Cummings house was robbed.  Nikki Haley tweeted back to Trump that his tweet was unnecessary.  Kellyanne Conway tweeted to Haley that her tweet was unnecessary and added TrumpPENCE 2020.  Which is a dig at the speculation that Trump will dump Pence in order to get a woman "of color" on his ballot.  Haley is Indian, but born in the USA.

Also, the only black Republican in the House has announced that he will not run for reelection from Texas.  Says he is not leaving the Republican Party, but dislikes the direction it has taken [under Trump].

One commentator noted that there are more Republicans named Jim in the House running for reelection than Republican women.  Seems some of the few GOP women in House are not running for reelection.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, TheCid said:

Saw on TV where Trump tweeted sad that Elisha Cummings house was robbed.  Nikki Haley tweeted back to Trump that his tweet was unnecessary.  Kellyanne Conway tweeted to Haley that her tweet was unnecessary and added TrumpPENCE 2020.  Which is a dig at the speculation that Trump will dump Pence in order to get a woman "of color" on his ballot.  Haley is Indian, but born in the USA.

Also, the only black Republican in the House has announced that he will not run for reelection from Texas.  Says he is not leaving the Republican Party, but dislikes the direction it has taken [under Trump].

One commentator noted that there are more Republicans named Jim in the House running for reelection than Republican women.  Seems some of the few GOP women in House are not running for reelection.

I have yet to see any tweet that can be viewed as 'necessary'.      

  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/17/2019 at 8:38 PM, mr6666 said:

Microsoft will give away software to guard U.S. voting machines

The tech giant says it has tracked more than 700 cyberattacks by foreign adversaries against U.S. political organizations so far this election cycle.

 

.......the tech giant said it had tracked 781 cyberattacks by foreign adversaries targeting political organizations so far this election cycle.

The company said it was rolling out the free, open-source software product called ElectionGuard, which it said uses encryption to "enable a new era of secure, verifiable voting." The company is working with election machine vendors and local governments to deploy the system in a pilot program for the 2020 election.

 

The system uses an encrypted tracking code to allow a voter to verify that his or her vote has been recorded and has not been tampered with,....

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/microsoft-will-give-away-software-guard-u-s-voting-machines-n1030956?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_np

 

 

that tears it. trump will be in again.

:D

 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No one's going to vote for Butt_Plug because he was in the army. He's not even the only democrat with military service under his belt.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, Gershwin fan said:

No one's going to vote for Butt_Plug because he was in the army. He's not even the only democrat with military service under his belt.

With over 26 years in the military there are a lot of former military I would never vote for.  While I respect all who served, it does not necessarily qualify you for elective or appointive office.

John McCain lost.  John Kerry lost.  George W. Bush's "military service" was questionable to most veterans I know.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

I noticed that in something I read.   What's your opinion as to the significance and cause?  I went back and read the article, but still interested in your opinion, if different.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, TheCid said:

I noticed that in something I read.   What's your opinion as to the significance and cause?  I went back and read the article, but still interested in your opinion, if different.

As noted this change has been occurring over the last 20 years.   The main reason being the overall view on social issues moved left in the county,  especially compared to the overall view of the GOP party at a national level.    E.g. Evangelicals - very, very few here.    

Prop-8,  the state ban on same-sex-marriage,  as well as Governor's Schwarenegger term (he had much more liberal social views then the national GOP party),    moved the county left on social issues.    Fiscally we still lean-right. 

We had a few remaining anti-gay incumbent members of Congress over the last 10 or so years but every 2 years either they would retire or be defeated (with many retiring because they knew they would be defeated since their POV was no longer the norm in the county).

Trump did add fuel to the anti-GOP POV,   especially his stance toward women (the county has many very well off working women).

 

   

 

 

  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

New Members:

Register Here

Learn more about the new message boards:

FAQ

Having problems?

Contact Us