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Former Gary, Indiana, Mayor Richard Hatcher, who became one of the first black mayors of a big U.S. city when he was elected in 1967, has died. He was 86.

Hatcher died Friday night at a Chicago hospital, said his daughter, Indiana state Rep. Ragen Hatcher, a Gary Democrat. She did not provide a cause of her father’s death.

The Hatcher family said in a statement that “in the last days of his life, he was surrounded by his family and loved ones.”


https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/12/15/gary-mayor-richard-hatcher/2656349001/

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Politics / Re: Deval Patrick?
« on: Today at 02:30:06 PM »
He has no chance at all. He waited too late.

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I don't think it makes much sense to go through the trouble of an impeachment inquiry, drafting articles of impeachment and then not having a vote on the articles of impeachment. In for a penny, in for a dime.

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Have not heard this option talked about much but it is something the House should likely consider if it is at all possible.

How about  the house give Mich McConnell a big dose of his own medicine (Obama supreme court pick) by keeping the bill out of the Senate until after the 2020 elections in hope that the Senate flips.

Deny republicans the opportunity to exonerate the president and let the voters remove him from office in November.   :shrug:

Is this even procedurally possible?  :shrug:

Seems to me that the motion / resolution would govern...for example (but in proper form):

The House concludes that the following Articles of Impeachment are valid and will hold them in abeyance while the investigation continues.

Aye or Nay


O0

So, the Speaker would move that the House vote only whether the Articles of Impeachment are Valid? I know this is all academic but is there any authority for that procedure?


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Have not heard this option talked about much but it is something the House should likely consider if it is at all possible.

How about  the house give Mich McConnell a big dose of his own medicine (Obama supreme court pick) by keeping the bill out of the Senate until after the 2020 elections in hope that the Senate flips.

Deny republicans the opportunity to exonerate the president and let the voters remove him from office in November.   :shrug:

Is this even procedurally possible?  :shrug:

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I enjoy the Christmas season with my coworkers. Last year, I even organized the party. I give all the legal assistants grocery store gift cards. I give my assigned legal assistant a Visa gift card.

Ho, ho, ho!!!!🌲

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CIAA-FAN posted this in the Georgia Voting Thread. However, I thought it should be a separate thread.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Friday ordered that the registration of up to 234,000 voters be tossed out because they may have moved, a victory for conservatives that could make it more difficult for people to vote next year in the key swing state.

The judge sided with three voters represented by a conservative law firm who argued the state elections commission should have immediately deactivated any of the roughly 234,000 voters who didn't respond to an October mailing within 30 days. The voters were flagged as having potentially moved.

Ozaukee County Judge Paul Malloy denied a request by elections commission attorneys to put his decision on hold. He ordered the state Elections Commission to follow the law requiring voters who didn't respond to be deactivated.

“I can’t tell them how to do that, they’re going to have to figure that out," Malloy said of the commission deactivating the voters.

The judge's ruling comes in the early stages of the case and is expected to be immediately appealed. It's likely to ultimately go to the Wisconsin Supreme

https://www.businessinsider.com/wisconsin-judge-234k-voter-registrations-should-be-tossed-2019-12

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Here's the article from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Precinct closures harm voter turnout in Georgia, AJC analysis finds

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The AJC mapped Georgia’s 7 million registered voters and compared how distance to their local precincts increased or decreased from 2012 to 2018. During that time, county election officials shut down 8% of Georgia’s polling places and relocated nearly 40% of the state’s precincts.

Most of the precinct closures and relocations occurred after the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 ended federal oversight of local election decisions under the Voting Rights Act.


The AJC’s analysis, vetted by two nonpartisan statistics experts, showed a clear link between turnout and reduced voting access. The farther voters live from their precincts, the less likely they are to cast a ballot.

Precinct closures and longer distances likely prevented an estimated 54,000 to 85,000 voters from casting ballots on Election Day last year, according to the AJC’s findings.

And the impact was greater on black voters than white ones, the AJC found. Black voters were 20% more likely to miss elections because of long distances.

Without those precinct relocations, overall Election Day turnout in last year’s midterm election likely would have been between 1.2% and 1.8% higher, the AJC estimated



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Still, in many ways, voting has never been easier in Georgia.

Georgia leads the nation in automatic voter registration, with more than 350,000 new voters signed up when they obtained their driver’s licenses since last year’s election. In addition, the state provides three weeks of in-person early voting and voting by mail for anyone who requests a ballot.

There are a record 7.4 million registered voters in Georgia, though about 300,000 of them are scheduled to be canceled this month because they’ve moved or haven’t cast a ballot since 2012.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said the convenience of voting resulted in record turnout during last year’s midterm election, with 57% of registered voters participating.


https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/precinct-closures-harm-voter-turnout-georgia-ajc-analysis-finds/11sVcLyQCHuQRC8qtZ6lYP/

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Justices to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump's pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major tussle between the president and Congress that also could affect the 2020 presidential campaign.

Arguments will take place in late March. The subpoenas are separate from the ongoing impeachment proceedings against Trump, headed for a vote in the full House next week. Indeed, it's almost certain the court won't hear the cases until after a Senate trial over whether to remove Trump has ended.

Trump sued to prevent banks and accounting firms from complying with subpoenas for his records from three committees of the House of Representatives and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.

In three separate cases, he has so far lost at every step, but the records have not been turned over pending a final court ruling. Now it will be up to a court that includes two Trump appointees, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, to decide.


http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/justices-to-take-up-dispute-over-subpoenas-for-trump-records/ar-AAK6Cqj?ocid=ientp

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Politics / Re: WOW....... LOVE IT
« on: December 13, 2019, 04:33:52 PM »
Ain't no dayum way in the world Trump has a 34% approval rate among Black voters.  :no:

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Booker was decrying the lack of diversity among the candidates .. which I think was silly.

Okay, so you have to start the thread with calling posters K----s. Why didn't you just ask how posters felt about Booker's complaining?  :shrug:

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Politics / Re: The Case For Impeachment Is Overwhelming
« on: December 13, 2019, 11:04:03 AM »
It's only overwhelming to deranged sycophants like the K----s here and the lunatic Dem-O-Craps who have not accepted the vote of 63 million American citizens.

Some folks say deranged Trump supporters see nothing wrong with the President conditioning the delivery of military aid to Ukraine and a meeting at the Whitehouse upon the Ukrainian President announcing an investigation of Joe Biden, and then obfuscated the impeachment inquiry.  :shrug:

 :shrug:

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Politics / Re: The Case For Impeachment Is Overwhelming
« on: December 13, 2019, 10:20:42 AM »

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I don't see the need for you to refer to other posters as K----s.


In any event, I don't understand the point you are trying to make by posting that article, Oldsport.  :shrug:

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Politics / House passes bill to lower prescription drug costs
« on: December 13, 2019, 08:26:13 AM »
Sharpening their 2020 election message, House Democrats on Thursday pushed through legislation that would empower Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices and offer new benefits for seniors. The vote comes as the House Judiciary Committee considers articles of impeachment against the president.

The vote along party lines was 230 to 192. Two Republicans supported the bill.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi's bill would cap Medicare recipients' out-of-pocket costs for medicines at $2,000 a year. It would use about $360 billion of its projected 10-year savings from lower drug costs to establish Medicare coverage for dental care, hearing, and vision, filling major gaps for seniors.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/house-passes-bill-to-lower-prescription-drug-costs-along-party-lines/

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