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Stein dined with Putin and Flynn.

I don't know what she's doing with this recount but I do question this. The is not company supportive of the Democratic party nor democracy.

https://twitter.com/KeepAmerGr8/status/801526077986377728
Posted by bench scientist | Thu Nov 24, 2016, 04:21 PM (16 replies)

Lt. Gen. Flynn was paid by Russian government to speak and sat right next to Putin.

https://twitter.com/mcfaul/status/755162656873467904

and here is a picture of the Flynn NEXT to Putin.

https://twitter.com/McFaul/status/799443870194860032


How in the WORLD can he be NSA?
Posted by bench scientist | Fri Nov 18, 2016, 01:37 AM (9 replies)

Voter Intimidation # The Election Protection Hotline:1-866-OUR-VOTE or 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA Espanol

From the ACLU
ALSO can contact :

The U.S. Department of Justice Voting Rights Hotline: 800-253-3931; TTY line 877-267-8971

Q.What is voter intimidation?
A.
Federal law, and many states’ laws, prohibit voter intimidation. Federal law makes clear that "no person … shall intimidate, threaten, coerce … any other person for the purpose of interfering with the right of person to vote or to vote as he may choose."

If someone is interfering or attempting to interfere with your right to vote, or with anyone else’s right to vote, that may be voter intimidation and a violation of federal law.

Voter intimidation is not common. But here are some examples:

Aggressively questioning voters about their citizenship, criminal record, or other qualifications to vote , in a manner intended to interfere with the voters’ rights;
Falsely presenting oneself as an elections official;
Spreading false information about voter requirements, such as an ability to speak English, or the need to present certain types of photo identification (in states with no such requirement);
Displaying false or misleading signs about voter fraud and the criminal penalties related thereto; and
Other forms of harassment, particularly harassment targeted towards non-English speakers and voters of color.
Posted by bench scientist | Tue Nov 8, 2016, 02:24 PM (0 replies)

Photo catches Trump double-checking Melania’s ballot — and the internet erupts with laughter

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/11/photo-catches-trump-double-checking-melanias-ballot-and-the-internet-erupts-with-laughter/comments/
Posted by bench scientist | Tue Nov 8, 2016, 01:24 PM (21 replies)

I have pneumonia but voted today in Illinois- good turnout here in Chicago.

Nothing was going to keep me from voting.Nothing.
Feel guilty that I can't help with the Victory Counsel in MI like I was scheduled to but-at least you can bank 1 for Madam President and Sen. Duckworth.
Good turnout.
I have faith in America. Hillary will win.
I'm guessing 322 EV and 48% popular vote miniumium. Hoping for so much more though.
GOTV DU!
Posted by bench scientist | Tue Nov 8, 2016, 09:14 AM (6 replies)

Cubs World Series celebration ranks as 7th largest gathering in human history

Officials estimate that 5 million people showed up to the Chicago Cubs parade and rally Friday, making it the 7th largest gathering in human history.

The Cubs celebration crowd even beat out the 3.5 million people who went to Rod Stewart's 1994 concert in Rio.

The following are the largest human gatherings in history:

1. Kumbh Mela pilgrimage, India, 2013 - 30 million

2. Arbaeen festival, Iraq, 2014 - 17 million

3. Funeral of CN Annadurai, India, 1969 - 15 million

4. Funeral of Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran, 1989 - 10 million

5. Papal gathering in the Philippines, 2015 - 6 million

6. World Youth Day, 1995 - 5 million

7. Chicago Cubs World Series celebration - 5 million

8. Funeral of Gamal Abdel Nasser, 1970 - 5 million

9. Rod Stewart concert, Brazil, 1994 - 3.5 million

10. Hajj pilgrimage, Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 2012 - 3 million

11. Anti-war march, Rome, 2003 - 3 million

Also, for now, the Cubs World Series celebration is the largest human gathering in United States history. Until next year Go Cubs!
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/215601786-story
Posted by bench scientist | Fri Nov 4, 2016, 11:48 PM (5 replies)

BREAKING: Senior Congressional Aide Says Chaffetz Tweeted Comey Letter Before Democrats Even Saw It

Source: Daily Kos

FBI Director James Comey’s recent letter to Congress about the Hillary Clinton email investigation is looking more and more like a political dirty trick. Earlier this evening, we learned that the FBI didn't have a warrant to read the emails discovered on Anthony Weiner’s computer, and therefore Comey doesn’t know if they are even significant to the Clinton investigation. Now, Shareblue reports that Comey may have provided early access to his innuendo-filled letter to Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz, enabling him to tweet about it and frame the media narrative before Democratic members of Congress even received copies of the letter.

Here is the statement by a senior Democratic congressional aide (emphasis in original):

Democratic Ranking Members on the relevant committees didn’t receive Comey’s letter until after the Republican Chairmen. In fact, the Democratic Ranking Members didn’t receive it until after the the Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Jason Chaffetz, tweeted it out and made it public.
If true, this implies that FBI Director Comey may have deliberately helped Republicans by giving them a heads-up about his bombshell letter while depriving Democrats in Congress of an equal opportunity to consider its contents and prepare their reaction to it in the media.

This may constitute evidence of intent to influence the presidential election, which would be a violation of the Hatch Act. If Comey had acted evenhandedly, he would have sent the letter to both Republican and Democratic members of Congress at the same time.

James Comey’s reckless and possibly illegal actions as FBI Director in t

Read more: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/10/29/1588520/-BREAKING-Senior-Congressional-Aide-Says-Chaffetz-Tweeted-Comey-Letter-Before-Democrats-Even-Saw-It



Looks Chaffetz timed this to sandbag the Democratic House members after it had gone public.
Hope he loses big in UT. ( unlikely though)
Posted by bench scientist | Sun Oct 30, 2016, 01:04 PM (87 replies)

Go Cubs Go!

Come on fellas! We need to fly the W!
Posted by bench scientist | Wed Oct 19, 2016, 09:34 PM (61 replies)

Any Attorneys or law students may sign up here to be poll watchers, help is needed.

Volunteer with the Victory Counsel by filling out your profile below:

https://www.hillaryclinton.com/forms/volunteerattorneys/

I'm in Illinois and headed to MI for the election day.

GOTV!
Posted by bench scientist | Sat Oct 15, 2016, 12:30 PM (6 replies)

Hulu stages fake focus group to see what Trump supporters would agree with, no matter how crazed.

A Fake Focus Group with REAL Trump supporters to see how far Trump could push the envelope and whether they would support him.
Real people and scary as hell.
Posted by bench scientist | Mon Aug 15, 2016, 02:03 PM (6 replies)
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