Tonight is another big primary night, this time in AZ and Florida. The Justice Dems Running in House Races: Florida and Arizona, have you voted? You still can. Polls close at 7 pm local time. We can help build a Congress that works for the people. You can help get out the vote at https://t.co/bx994hOEAL pic.twitter.com/mwNwUiIJfw — Justice Democrats (@justicedems) August 28, 2018 Also governors races will be watched carefully since Dems are eyeing congressional district line redraws in 2020. In Florida, Andrew Gillum is up against Gwen Graham. Both are from Florida’s panhandle. https://twitter.com/shaunking/status/1034560032078274561 The polls close at 7ET …Continue reading →
Bernie Sanders returned to Arizona on Sunday, highlighting the delayed successes his 2016 presidential run secured for the Democratic Party and urging voters in the predominantly red state to keep fighting for change.
The 76-year-old independent senator from Vermont rallied supporters — and riled opponents — alongside Democratic Arizona Congressmen Ruben Gallego and Raúl Grijalva at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix.
The self-described democratic socialist has maintained a following among liberal Democrats in the nearly two years since he dropped out of the presidential race. He drew a young and diverse crowd Sunday, filling the 1,200-capacity theater.
“People said my ideas were too radical, but now look all over the country,” Sanders said, pointing to the uptick in states proposing higher minimum wages and decriminalizing marijuana. He also mentioned the $1 trillion infrastructure plan unveiled by Democrats last week.
Once someone stands up and fights for an unpopular idea, he said, “more and more people start thinking about it, and then it makes sense.”
Sanders also weighed in on immigration, pledging to find a solution that would provide legal status to the roughly 700,000 immigrants with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. The future of the program, which offered deportation protections for migrants whose parents brought them to the U.S. illegally as children, remains uncertain.
“I want to say to (DACA recipients) here in Arizona: If you think you’re alone, you’re not alone,” he said. “Poll after poll shows 80 percent or more want to provide legal status to DACA and a path to citizenship.”
Our Elections have been hacked- NBC, AP, ABC, Bloomberg, etc stories 9-29-2016 – NBCNEWS – Hackers Target Election Systems in 20 States – There have been hacking attempts on election systems in more than 20 states — far more than had been previously acknowledged — a senior Department of Homeland Security official told NBC News. 9-13-2016 – NBCNEWS – NSA Chief: Potential Russian Hacking of U.S. Elections a Concern – The head of the National Security Agency said Tuesday that the potential for Russia to harm the U.S. electoral process in the upcoming general election is a concern. 8-29-2016 – NBCNEWS – Russians Hacked Two …Continue reading →
STORY OF THE WEEK: The GOP’s Stealth War Against Voters – Will an anti-voter-fraud program designed by one of Trump’s advisers deny tens of thousands their right to vote in November [editors note: more likely 1 to 7.2 million, 85% of who will be people of color] Plus 14 links with Crosscheck background information. Crosscheck – GA, VA, OH, NC, and perhaps 25+ more 8-24-2015 – Rolling Stone – by Greg Palast – The GOP’s Stealth War Against Voters Will an anti-voter-fraud program designed by one of Trump’s advisers deny tens of thousands their right to vote in November [editors note: more likely 1 to …Continue reading →