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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:00 PM

omfg!..."Texas Supreme Court rules 3 Green Party candidates should be added back to November ballot"









"Thus setting the stage for demands to inspect all mailed ballots to challenge any that did not have Green on it as possible choice.

Only question is whether inspections will occur only for ballots with Dem votes, due to who is doing the complaining.
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Response to Budi (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:02 PM

1. Jeezus they are petty as hell

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:03 PM

2. This is sheer insanity.............. wtf

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:12 PM

3. No wonder Texas is so red..

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:14 PM

4. They have to reprint the ballots and not miss deadline in three days.

At least they didn't issue this ruling after the deadline, it'd be very hard to make the deadline then.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:15 PM

5. Calling TX a swing state? Just mho not yet, maybe next time.

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:17 PM

7. Texas doesn't have no excuse absentee voting.

So at least this won't be as big a mess as could have been in Wisconsin if their Supreme Court issued a similar ruling.
And by the way, how are they going to make the deadline in PA, if they are still in court debating about the green party?

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:16 PM

6. the green party really hates the environment - they do everything they can to get repugs elected

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Response to samsingh (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 05:10 AM

13. That's been obvious since 2000.

That they have gotten a significant number of votes in a cii of couple of pivotal elections so far and seek to do the same again shows their true motivation for running, and also shines the spotlight on just how moronic some on the fringe-left are.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:18 PM

8. It doesn't appear to be a coincidence that the same exact tactic was tried in multiple states.

WI, PA, TX.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:24 PM

9. exactly - all the swing states in play. This election year TX has become a competitive state.

Trying not to get my blood pressure raised again but it seems everyday more election tampering by the GOP.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 10:21 PM

10. There it is.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 01:56 AM

11. This is an old trick-Nader was funded by Rove

I will never forgive nader Rove funded Nader in 2000 and 2004 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-zuesse/ralph-nader-was-indispens_b_4235065.html

Furthermore, Karl Rove and the Republican Party knew this, and so they nurtured and crucially assisted Nader’s campaigns, both in 2000 and in 2004. On 27 October 2000, the AP’s Laura Meckler headlined “GOP Group To Air Pro-Nader TV Ads.” She opened: “Hoping to boost Ralph Nader in states where he is threatening to hurt Al Gore, a Republican group is launching TV ads featuring Nader attacking the vice president [Mr. Gore]. ... ‘Al Gore is suffering from election year delusion if he thinks his record on the environment is anything to be proud of,’ Nader says [in the commercial]. An announcer interjects: ‘What’s Al Gore’s real record?’ Nader says: ‘Eight years of principles betrayed and promises broken.’” Meckler’s report continued: “A spokeswoman for the Green Party nominee said that his campaign had no control over what other organizations do with Nader’s speeches.” Bush’s people - the group sponsoring this particular ad happened to be the Republican Leadership Council - knew exactly what they were doing, even though the liberal suckers who voted so carelessly for Ralph Nader obviously did not. Anyone who drives a car the way those liberal fools voted, faces charges of criminal negligence, at the very least. But this time, the entire nation crashed as a result; not merely a single car.....

On July 9th, the San Francisco Chronicle headlined “GOP Doners Funding Nader: Bush Supporters Give Independent’s Bid a Financial Lift,” and reported that the Nader campaign “has received a recent windfall of contributions from deep-pocketed Republicans with a history of big contributions to the party,” according to “an analysis of federal records.” Perhaps these contributors were Ambassador Egan’s other friends. Mr. Egan’s wife was now listed among the Nader contributors. Another listed was “Nijad Fares, a Houston businessman, who donated $200,000 to the Bush inaugural committee and who donated $2,000 each to the Nader effort and the Bush campaign this year.” Furthermore, Ari Berman reported 7 October 2004 at the Nation, under “Swift Boat Veterans for Nader,” that some major right-wing funders of a Republican smear campaign against Senator John Kerry’s Vietnam service contributed also $13,500 to the Nader campaign, and that “the Republican Party of Michigan gathered ninety percent of Nader’s signatures in their state” (90%!) to place Nader on the ballot so Bush could win that swing state’s 17 electoral votes. Clearly, the word had gone out to Bush’s big contributors: Help Ralphie boy! In fact, on 15 September 2005, John DiStaso of the Manchester Union-Leader, reported that, “A year ago, as the Presidential general election campaign raged in battleground state New Hampshire, consumer advocate Ralph Nader found his way onto the ballot, with the help of veteran Republican strategist David Carney and the Carney-owned Norway Hill Associates consulting firm.”

It was obvious, based upon the 2000 election results, that a dollar contributed to Nader in the 2004 contest would probably be a more effective way to achieve a Bush win against Kerry in the U.S. Presidential election than were perhaps even ten dollars contributed to Bush. This was a way of peeling crucial votes off from Bush’s real opponent - votes that otherwise would have gone to the Democrat. That’s why the smartest Republican money in the 2004 Presidential election was actually going to Nader, even more so than to Bush himself: these indirect Bush contributions provided by far the biggest bang for the right-wing buck.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 03:53 AM

12. This is just one more indication

It shows the widespread panic in the Republican Party. They know that they can't abandon Trump now, but they also know how unpopular he is. ANY tactic, no matter HOW sleazy, is fine with them, as long as it stands a chance of skewing the vote their way. From enthusiastically condemning people of questionable guilt to death to manipulating the ballots to help struggling Republicans, much of the Texas judiciary is fully committed to inserting political partiality in their rulings, and don't care who knows it.

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