July 7, 2017

Friday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (070717)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 11:45 am

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  1. California Democrats pulling out all of the stops to prevent/delay a recall vote of Senator Newman for his yes vote on the new gas tax.

    California Democratic Party Sues Conservative College Students In Unprecedented Move

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    The Democrats’ lawsuit, which was filed in Sacramento Superior Court last Thursday, alleges that the College Republicans and other conservative activists “misled” voters in their successful signature gathering effort to recall Senator Newman.

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    Once Democrats in the state legislature realized that the recall petition was moving forward at a record pace, they scrambled to develop a number of subversive methods that would stop the lawful recall by the voters. Democrats, who hold a two-thirds supermajority in both the Assembly and Senate, and hold all eight statewide elected offices, worked to change the rules on signature verification, tried to alter contribution limits, and fought for legislation that would push the election further back.

    Organizers of the recall told Daily Wire that the Democrat Party is desperate for any way to stop the election by any means necessary, which has a high likelihood of forcing Newman out of office only months into his first term.

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    Comment by Par for the Course — July 7, 2017 @ 12:37 pm

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