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LetMyPeopleVote's Journal
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March 13, 2018

Kobach expert witness: Carlos Murguia sounds foreign. ACLU attorney: Thats a federal judge

My new favorite soap opera is very amusing http://www.cjonline.com/news/20180313/kobach-expert-witness-carlos-murguia-sounds-foreign-aclu-attorney-thats-federal-judge

In another survey, Richman looked at people on the list of suspended voters — people who didn’t provide proof of citizenship — and flagged any names that appeared to be foreign. Ho asked Richman for an explanation of how he determines which names are foreign and asked if, for example, a name like “Carlos Murguia” would be flagged. When Richman said yes, Ho informed him Murguia is a federal judge in the same courthouse where the trial is taking place.....

During the course of testimony, Richman confirmed is research is intended for a popular audience, and none of it has been reviewed by peers. Instead, 200 political scientists signed an open letter condemning his work.

March 7, 2018

Abbott supported anti-vaxer loses in GOP primary to one of few pro-life GOP state house members

I have a couple of good friends who are good Democrats cross over to vote for Sarah Davis to keep anti-vaxer out of office


March 5, 2018

Ahead Of Texas Primary, Early Signs Of A 2018 Democratic Surge

I am watching with great delight the Texas Democratic Primary results https://www.npr.org/2018/03/04/590313279/ahead-of-texas-primary-early-signs-of-a-2018-democratic-surge

Cal Jillson, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University, said that the Democratic surge is even more impressive given that it's usually GOP voters, not Democrats, who have been reliable in non-presidential years.

"It's one word — enthusiasm. In a midterm election like this, what you normally expect to see is the Republicans' primary turnout might be twice what the Democratic turnout is, so to have the Democrats even with, and even slightly ahead, of Republicans in this midterm election is really extraordinary," Jillson said.

Key suburban swing districts are likely to determine control of the House in 2018. There are several GOP-held districts like that which could be at play in Texas, such as Rep. Pete Sessions's suburban Dallas seat and Rep. John Culberson's suburban Houston district, which, along with Rep. Will Hurd's expansive border district that runs from San Antonio to El Paso, all voted for Hillary Clinton over Trump in 2016.
March 3, 2018

Maryland Senate moves on bill to require release of tax returns by presidential candidates

These ballot access laws will be fun to watch. California passed one but it was vetoed by Gov. Brown. After Brown is out, California may try again. New Jersey also passed one of these laws but it was vetoed by Christie https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/politics_and_government/maryland-senate-moves-on-bill-to-require-release-of-tax/article_44d26757-22c5-55d8-a828-c3bffe81bdbb.html

ANNAPOLIS — Want to run for president of the United States in Maryland? These lawmakers would like to see your income tax return first.

A Democratic majority in the Maryland Senate moved forward a bill on Thursday that would require presidential candidates to release their federal income tax returns to the Maryland State Board of Elections before a general election. The elections board would, in turn, make the returns publicly available online.

Supporters say that the bill, which would apply to all presidential candidates beginning in 2020, was not intended to target President Donald Trump, but his decision during the 2016 campaign to flout the decades-long practice of voluntary disclosure brought the issue to the fore.

In a Quinnipiac University Poll released last week, 67 percent of Americans said they think Trump should publicly release his tax returns

Trump will challenge these laws and I hope that all good democrats will support these laws. I would hate to see anyone running in a Democratic primary fight one of these laws.

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