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Southern Californians Are Receiving GOP Mailers That Look Like Census Forms

Source: LAist

Throughout Southern California, residents are getting mailers from the Republican National Committee that look an awful lot like official Census 2020 forms, setting off alarm bells for Congressional Democrats.

The RNC mailers are labeled as "2020 Congressional District Census" and include a questionnaire and urgent instructions: "When you are finished answering your Census Document, please return it within the next 7 days to ensure accurate tabulation and dependable results."

But they are not census documents in fact, households won't begin receiving official U.S. Census Bureau mail until March.

Both U.S. Reps. Gil Cisneros, D-Yorba Linda, and Katie Porter, D-Irvine have warned constituents to read the fine print: At the end of the questionnaire, it says the mailer was paid for by the RNC, and provides information on how to make a contribution.

Read more: https://laist.com/2020/02/21/census_gop_republican_national_committee_mailers_confusion.php
Posted by jayschool2013 | Fri Feb 21, 2020, 05:04 PM (13 replies)

Lucinda Williams

"Man Without a Soul"

Posted by jayschool2013 | Sat Feb 8, 2020, 02:38 PM (17 replies)


I'm tired of the characterization of the caucus process as chaos.

Yes, the caucus process is unreasonably complicated and hard to understand if you aren't part of it.

And yes, we should move to a simpler primary as soon as 2024. No doubt about it. More people need to be involved.

But I'll draw this analogy:

Football is an unreasonably complicated game and hard to understand if you aren't a fan or part of it.

But football isn't chaos. It's highly choreographed but also unpredictable. That's what we have.

So for Brian Williams and Claire McCaskill to call our caucus process "chaos," they clearly don't get it.
Posted by jayschool2013 | Tue Feb 4, 2020, 05:22 PM (6 replies)

My first Iowa caucus

I get it. The results are slow. The process is clumsy. The preferences and ballots are far from secret.

But I sat in a middle school gym with 571 of my neighbors and talked for two hours with them about issues, candidates and processes. I haven't done that in years, if not decades.

It was a fantastic experience. And it should have been the prelude to a secret-ballot primary tomorrow.

Still, I will treasure my Iowa caucus experience, even if it may be my ... and others' last.

The delays? I'm a journalism teacher, and we tell our students every day that it's better to be right than first. What's wrong with that?

Further, my wife and I caucused for Warren, and it took two hours for us to get the first ballot done. In our precinct, Warren and Sanders were the only viable candidates at 9:05 p.m. Buttigieg and Klobuchar were close to viability, while Biden and Yang were not. Other candidates, including Steyer had scattered votes. The wrangling that ensued was not going to end soon, and I needed a beer, so we left soon after. I don't doubt that our precinct just ended its process minutes ago.

Stay calm. Be patient. We'll get an accurate count and a great candidate.
Posted by jayschool2013 | Mon Feb 3, 2020, 11:52 PM (20 replies)
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