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Sat May 14, 2022, 03:13 PM

Trump backs Mastriano in Pennsylvania GOP governor primary

Source: AP




HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Donald Trump on Saturday endorsed Doug Mastriano in Pennsylvania’s Republican primary for governor, siding with a far-right candidate who was outside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection and has worked with determination to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Mastriano was already leading a crowded field of contenders, and the former president’s endorsement puts him on even stronger footing heading into Tuesday’s primary.

But there are growing fears from party leaders that Mastriano, a state senator and retired U.S. Army colonel, is too extreme to beat Democrat Josh Shapiro in November’s general election and could drag down other Republicans competing in the pivotal state. That includes a U.S. Senate contest in which Trump is trying to lift his endorsed candidate to victory in a highly competitive race. Mastriano has, for example, helped spread unsubstantiated claims from Trump and his allies that Democrats fraudulently stole the election for Joe Biden — something that Trump seized on in his endorsement statement.

“There is no one in Pennsylvania who has done more, or fought harder, for Election Integrity than State Senator Doug Mastriano,” Trump wrote. “He has revealed the Deceit, Corruption, and outright Theft of the 2020 Presidential Election, and will do something about it.” Trump called Mastriano “a fighter like few others, and has been with me right from the beginning, and now I have an obligation to be with him.” Besides campaigning with key figures in Trump’s circle who have spread lies about the last election, Mastriano also floated a plan to let state lawmakers wipe out that election result and make their own decision on which candidate should receive the state’s electoral votes.

As a result he was subpoenaed by the U.S. House committee investigating the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021. Mastriano has said he would take the extraordinary step of requiring voters to “re-register” to vote. “We’re going to start all over again,” he said during a debate last month. Such a move is barred by the National Voter Registration Act and likely runs into significant protections under the federal — and possibly state — constitution and laws, constitutional law scholars say.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/2022-midterm-elections-pennsylvania-donald-trump-election-2020-a11442ea2ef35ae27f50c5f940069193



Just turned on the radio to get the latest news and...

This is how far this state has fallen.

(note that the state's GOP leadership has been actively campaigning AGAINST Mastriano)

A.G. Josh Shapiro (D) MUST BE our new governor!






Josh Shapiro
@JoshShapiroPA
Today, Donald Trump endorsed my most extreme opponent, Doug Mastriano.

I’m Josh Shapiro — and I know the endorsements that will win this race are from the people of Pennsylvania, not a resident of Mar-a-Lago.

Let’s win.
2:30 PM · May 14, 2022

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Reply Trump backs Mastriano in Pennsylvania GOP governor primary (Original post)
BumRushDaShow May 14 OP
bucolic_frolic May 14 #1
dchill May 14 #2
The Jungle 1 May 14 #3
BumRushDaShow May 14 #4
Prof. Toru Tanaka May 14 #5
slightlv May 14 #6
Prof. Toru Tanaka May 14 #7
Deminpenn May 14 #8
BumRushDaShow May 14 #9
Deminpenn May 15 #15
BumRushDaShow May 15 #16
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 14 #10
question everything May 14 #11
BumRushDaShow May 15 #12
question everything May 15 #13
BumRushDaShow May 15 #14
RobinA May 16 #17
BumRushDaShow May 16 #18

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2022, 03:16 PM

1. The tales from Gettysburg

I wish I knew more ... talked to a local from out there, was against Mastriammo from way before 2020 ... local zoning and development issues I think ...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2022, 03:24 PM

2. Yes. Let's.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2022, 04:06 PM

3. Shapiro is already taking on the filthy gas frackers.

As AG he has sued the Pa EPA because they refuse to enforce the law.
He is a hero who must win.

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Response to The Jungle 1 (Reply #3)

Sat May 14, 2022, 04:30 PM

4. He has taken on quite of bit of things

including the gun lobby and has been actively pulling ghost guns off the streets.




AG Josh Shapiro
@PAAttorneyGen
Ghost guns are a danger to public safety all across Pennsylvania. We must close the loophole that allows them to be sold without a background check.
U.S. Attorney MDPA
@MDPAnews
Two Men Indicted For Manufacturing And Selling
28 Ghost Guns
@ATFPhiladelphia @PAAttorneyGen @USPISpressroom

https://go.usa.gov/xtb52
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4:32 PM · Jan 12, 2022

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2022, 05:29 PM

5. Hey Colonel Mastriano,


You and your criminal hero Trump ARE BOTH TRAITORS.

And the two of you can both GO FUCK YOURSELVES.

Signed,

An honorably discharged and thoroughly disgusted veteran.

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Response to Prof. Toru Tanaka (Reply #5)

Sat May 14, 2022, 05:52 PM

6. Standing right there

beside you, Prof!

Another honorably discharged and thoroughly disgusted vet.

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Response to slightlv (Reply #6)

Sat May 14, 2022, 05:59 PM

7. Thank you


for the support and for your service. Hopefully, there are quite a few other thoroughly disgusted vets who served honorably and are ready to make their voices heard through their votes later this year.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2022, 06:37 PM

8. Family a few doors up the road

are major trumpers. They kept their Trump 2020 sign out for months after he lost. They've had a Mastriano for gov sign out for over a month.

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Response to Deminpenn (Reply #8)

Sat May 14, 2022, 06:56 PM

9. Mastriano has been running ads here in Philly the past couple weeks

The Republicans over here might lean towards McSwain since he is a "known" or Barletta if they decide to go with the "party recommendation". May turn out to be an odd split.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #9)

Sun May 15, 2022, 12:19 PM

15. Dave White's from DelCo

I'd think he'd have a good showing in Phila and 'burbs as a choice for the sane Rs.

McSwain has blanketed the air here in western PA with ads on top of having been US Atty for the area, but seems to have gotten little traction from either.

I thought Barletta would be stronger, but he must be "yesterday's news".

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Response to Deminpenn (Reply #15)

Sun May 15, 2022, 12:39 PM

16. White has been sortof a "non factor" with little buzz here since Delco went blue

And Montco's Joe Gale is almost non-existent as a candidate (thank goodness because he was and still is an ass). But then maybe it was also because of stuff like this -




Joe Gale
@VoteJoeGalePA
Instead of kissing rings and bowing down to party bosses and political insiders seeking the endorsement of the GOP swamp, I go directly to the voters. It’s your endorsement that counts on Tuesday!
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3:32 PM · May 14, 2022 from Lancaster, PA


This from someone who is an elected official meaning "a party insider".

McSwain was loudly MAGA during his time as U.S. Attorney here and mainly got "dissed" because he didn't go after Philly for a fictitious fraudulent election.

I was actually surprised by Barletta's poor showing since he ran against Casey just 4 years ago (although obviously lost). Am guessing since there were so many (including "high profile" ) people in the race, including Corman (until he dropped out), and with people like Mastriano doing road shows with Ghouliani, then Barletta couldn't get a word in edgewise.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2022, 07:58 PM

10. The Nazier the better according to the dotard.

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Response to question everything (Reply #11)

Sun May 15, 2022, 05:11 AM

12. Right after that Editorial came out

Corman dropped out to back Barletta against Mastriano - https://democraticunderground.com/107416342

Mastriano was the architect of the COVID-19 Gettysburg super-spreader event featuring Ghouliani -








where he called for replacing the state's electoral votes and PA was one of a 7 states that did just that.




Senator Doug Mastriano
@SenMastriano
·
Nov 28, 2020
There is mounting evidence that the PA presidential election was compromised. If this is the case, under Article II, Section 1.2 of the US Constitution, the state legislature has the sole authority to direct the manner of selecting delegates to the Electoral College. (1)
Stay informed
This claim about election fraud is disputed Find out more
Senator Doug Mastriano
@SenMastriano
This power was given to the state legislature for the purpose of safeguarding the appointment of our President, specifically contemplating corruption and ensuring that the people are not disenfranchised through a corrupt election process. (2)
7:45 AM · Nov 28, 2020





Senator Doug Mastriano
@SenMastriano
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Nov 28, 2020
Replying to @SenMastriano
This power was given to the state legislature for the purpose of safeguarding the appointment of our President, specifically contemplating corruption and ensuring that the people are not disenfranchised through a corrupt election process. (2)
Senator Doug Mastriano
@SenMastriano
Therefore, we are introducing a Resolution to exercise our obligation and authority to appoint delegates to the Electoral College. (3)
7:45 AM · Nov 28, 2020


He doubled down on demanding a "forensic audit" like the rest of the loons running for office in this state, sending a nonsensical piece of correspondence to President Biden -




Senator Doug Mastriano
@SenMastriano
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9:03 PM · Jul 12, 2021




He was subpoenaed by the January 6 Committee for a deposition and has so far ignored it. They are looking into that alternate slate of electors sent to NARA that essentially constitute falsification of government documents -




Jonathan Tamari
@JonathanTamari
The Jan 6 Cmte requests for PAs Doug Mastriano, including:

"we understand that you have knowledge of and participated in a plan to arrange for an alternate slate of electors ... and we understand that you spoke with former President Trump about your post-election activities"
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5:14 PM · Feb 15, 2022




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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun May 15, 2022, 11:46 AM

13. Chris Christie said that Trump does not even know him but when he saw

that he is winning he decided to jump and endorse him.

Was on This Week earlier.

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Response to question everything (Reply #13)

Sun May 15, 2022, 11:54 AM

14. Well apparently he "knew" McSwain

since he nominated him and got him confirmed as U.S. Attorney here in the Eastern District, and was just as quick to "publicly" ditch him too!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2022, 08:38 AM

17. With Friends Like Trump...

The PA Republican Party is trying to think up ways to take Mastriano down because that think he is too nuts to win the general and here comes Trump with an endorsement. I love it when this stuff happens to the other guys!

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Response to RobinA (Reply #17)

Mon May 16, 2022, 08:53 AM

18. It's too late because as you know, the primary is tomorrow

and last I heard, Mastriano and Barnette (who are supposedly "friends" and she has suddenly started "surging" against Oz and McCormick) are suddenly running as a (freak) "pair" for Governor/Senator.

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