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  • One Election Day and a Thousand Regrets

    03/07/2020 5:24:14 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 6, 2020 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    The primary season has only just begun, but already, it has reminded us of several truisms that the major parties always forget from year to year: - That young people just don’t vote in the numbers that older people do, so don’t build your hopes upon changing the makeup of the electorate… - That money can’t make up for a lack of charisma, so a rich bore can’t just spend his way to victory… and of course, - That our primary calendar looks like something designed by a practical jokester rather than someone who wants the best for America. But...
  • Nevada Caucuses 2020: Live Results [only 60% precicnts reported after 27 hours]

    02/23/2020 9:54:33 AM PST · by catnipman · 45 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/23/2020 | n/a
    Updated 8:53 AM ET 60% reporting Candidate Total C.C.D.s* Pct. Bernie Sanders 3,523 46.0% Joseph R. Biden Jr. 1,496 19.6 Pete Buttigieg 1,172 15.3 Elizabeth Warren 773 10.1 Amy Klobuchar 364 4.8
  • “A Complete Disaster” – Nevada Democrat Caucus Volunteers Worry About Potential Tech-Induced Meltdown

    02/17/2020 2:25:18 PM PST · by libstripper · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb. 17, 2020 | Christina Laila
    The Nevada caucuses are days away and officials are already worried about another tech meltdown. One Nevada Dem volunteer predicted a “complete disaster.” The Iowa caucuses were a total train wreck after the Hillary-linked app “Shadow” failed to properly count votes. The Iowa Dem party released partial, fudged numbers days after the caucuses showing Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders in the lead, It looks like Nevada is bracing for a disaster too.
  • DNC chairman says 'time is ripe' to reexamine order of state primaries

    02/12/2020 10:34:19 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 12 2020 | Kaelan Deese
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez on Wednesday said he wants to talk about caucus reform and review the status of the primary cycle to reflect a more diverse voter base and representative candidates. "I think the time is ripe for that conversation,” Perez said in an appearance on CNN. “I want to make sure that we reflect the grand diversity of our party in everything we do.” "The candidate who is going to win this race ... is the candidate who does the best job bringing together this entire diverse coalition of the Democratic Party," he said. "African American...
  • Biden’s “lying dog-faced pony soldier” moment, explained [VOX spinning]

    02/10/2020 12:46:08 PM PST · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    Vox ^ | Feb 10, 2020, 1:20pm EST | By Anna North
    It wasn’t the first time he’s had an odd answer to a woman’s question. A young female voter asked Joe Biden on Sunday why voters should believe he can win. His response was rather unusual. “You’re arguably the candidate with the greatest advantage in this race,” Madison Moore, a college student, said to Biden at a New Hampshire campaign event. “How do you explain the performance in Iowa, and why should the voters believe that you can win the national election?” “Iowa’s a Democratic caucus,” the former vice president responded. “You ever been to a caucus?” When Moore said she...
  • Student, 21, says she was 'insulted' by Joe Biden when he called her a 'lying dog-faced pony solder'...

    02/10/2020 11:13:01 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 157 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 10, 2020 | By Katelyn Caralle
    Student, 21, says she was 'insulted' by Joe Biden when he called her a 'lying dog-faced pony solder' after asking about his poor Iowa results and claims it shows 'how poorly his campaign is going' Joe Biden called Madison Moore a 'lying, dog-faced pony soldier' after she asked him a question at his campaign event in Hampton, New Hampshire on Sunday The 21-year-old Mercer University student had nervously nodded her head yes when Biden asked her if she had ever been to a caucus before Moore said she didn't find his remark funny, saying: 'It was kind of humiliating to...
  • Biden jokingly calls voter who asked about Iowa a ‘lying dog-faced pony soldier’

    02/10/2020 3:34:35 AM PST · by grundle · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 9. 2020 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    HAMPTON, N.H. — Madison Moore warned Joe Biden that the question she was about to ask was going to be a bit mean. Then the 21-year-old student at Mercer University in Georgia launched into a version of what’s been asked of the former vice president since his disappointing fourth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses: “How do you explain the performance in Iowa, and why should voters believe that you can win the national election?” What happened next left her a little shaken, Moore said. Biden said it was legitimate question, but then turned the spotlight back on her, asking: “Iowa’s...
  • Joe Biden Calls Woman a Lying Dog Faced Pony Soldier

    02/09/2020 1:50:25 PM PST · by justme4now · 222 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 9, 2020 | The D-Man
    Joe Biden Calls Woman a Lying Dog Faced Pony Soldier
  • Biden Calls Skeptical New Hampshire Voter ‘a Lying, Dog-Faced Pony Soldier’

    02/09/2020 11:32:31 AM PST · by jstolzen · 218 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 2/9/2020
    Perhaps the pressure is getting to him. On Sunday, Joe Biden snapped at a voter in New Hampshire, calling him (sic: her) a “lying, dog-faced pony soldier.” The dust-up came after the voter asked Biden, “How do you explain the performance in Iowa and why should the voters believe that you can win a national election?" "You ever been to a caucus?" Biden replied. After the voter said she indeed had attended a caucus, Biden shot back: "No you haven’t. You’re a lying dog-faced pony soldier." "You gotta be honest,” he continued. “I’m gonna be honest with you. It was...
  • The 2020 Iowa caucuses [tabulation app crashed at Iowa Dem headquarters = no results!]

    02/03/2020 8:32:18 PM PST · by catnipman · 176 replies
    CNN [boo,hiss] ^ | 2/3/2020 | Amanda Wills
    Iowa Democratic Party officials are hunkered down in their war room tonight, with presidential campaigns in the dark over the delay in the reporting of caucus results. Officials from two Democratic campaigns tell CNN they were told the app to tabulate results had crashed.
  • Dems kick off Iowa caucuses amid worry over beating Trump

    02/03/2020 8:03:12 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 3, 2020 | By STEVE PEOPLES, THOMAS BEAUMONT
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- A Democratic campaign that has cost more than $1 billion, dashed the ambitions of veteran politicians, forced conversations about race, gender and identity and prompted fierce debate over health care and taxes crests Monday in the Iowa caucuses. By day’s end, tens of thousands of Democrats will have participated in the famed Iowa caucuses, the premiere of more than 50 contests that will unfold over the next five months. The caucuses will render the first verdict on who among dozens of candidates is best positioned to take on President Donald Trump, whom Democratic voters are desperate...
  • New Poll Shows Open Race In Iowa With Less Than A Month To Go

    01/14/2020 8:04:35 AM PST · by libstripper · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Jan. 11, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    A new poll released Friday shows the race in Iowa is still anybody’s game with less than four weeks until the first-in-the-nation caucus. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders narrowly leads the pack with 20 percent, according to the new poll conducted by CNN and the Des Moines Register. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren follows behind in a close second, having garnered 17 percent, with former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg earning 16 percent and former Vice President Joe Biden at 15. With a +/-3.7 percent margin of error, however, the race remains in a virtual dead heat without any clear leader.
  • Iowa Republican leaders: Iowans sticking to Trump despite not canceling caucus

    09/11/2019 11:04:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Daily Iowan ^ | September 12, 2019 | Caleb McCullough, Politics Reporter
    The Iowa Republican Party is holding onto plans to have its traditional straw poll at the caucus in February to decide the Republican nominee in the bid for the White House. Still, local party leaders maintain that the party firmly supports President Trump. Muscatine County Republican chair Fred Grunder said the party is behind Trump, but there is likely to be a small number of protest votes at the caucus in 2020. “There are some people that I think they’re just trying to make a statement more than anything else,” he said. “If there’s 500 people that are at our...
  • Steve King gets slapped down over racial misquote by same Congress that tolerates racial caucuses

    01/15/2019 3:31:54 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 11 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/15/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Full headline: Monumental hypocrisy: Steve King gets slapped down over racial misquote by same Congress that tolerates race-based caucusesBased on Congress’ historic low approval rating, you’ll not likely find many Americans who have much faith in the Legislative Branch doing the right things most of the time. Or even some of the time. Case in point: While pretending to care about furloughed federal workers who have now missed paychecks, claiming their jobs are all-important to the proper function of the country, lawmakers can’t and won’t come together with the president of the United States and work out a deal that...
  • Are Russia’s 20 million Muslims seething about Putin bombing Syria?

    02/04/2018 2:25:17 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Egor Lazarev and Anna Biryukova
    Many observers have warned that Putin’s military campaign in Syria may backfire at home. Russia’s 144 million people include about 20 million Muslims; the overwhelming majority are Sunnis. Some analysts believe that these Russian Sunnis will recoil from Russia’s support for Assad’s Alawite-dominated regime and its attacks on Sunni rebels, and from Russia’s effort to lead a coalition of Shiite powers, Iran, Iraq and Syria. If pundits’ predictions were true, Muslims would be more likely to choose the anti-war response and less likely to support Putin’s intervention. But that’s not exactly what we found. ...There wasn’t a consensus among any...
  • The Muslim Woman Challenging Putin: Aina Gamzatova

    02/04/2018 1:45:24 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 17 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | Mansur Mirovalev
    Aina Gamzatova, a 46-year-old woman from Dagestan, has made it official. She wants to run against Russian President Vladimir Putin in the March 2018 election. Some see her campaign - irrespective of its results - as a way to boost the image of Muslim women in Russia and to attract attention to the needs of impoverished, overpopulated and multi-ethnic Dagestan. Her husband, Akhmad Abdulaev, is the Mufti of Dagestan, Russia's troubled province where a confrontation between fighters, clans and federal forces has killed thousands. She belongs to a Sufi order that has tens of thousands of followers and whose leader,...
  • Colorado to vote on restoring presidential primaries

    08/25/2016 5:42:09 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 6 replies
    Associated Press via the [Colorado Springs] Gazette ^ | Updated: August 24, 2016 at 3:15 pm
    The secretary of state's office announced Wednesday that the two ballot measures had enough petition signatures to appear on statewide ballots.
  • RNC could see an opportunity in removing Nevada’s early caucus position

    05/09/2016 9:13:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 5/9/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Nevada is likely to lose its place as the first Western state to vote in the Republican presidential nomination contest, several GOP leaders tell POLITICO. For three successive elections, the state has been grouped in the vaunted class of early-voting states, joining Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina as the bellwethers that garner the most attention from presidential candidates and help winnow voters’ choices. But for the third straight primary season, Nevada’s caucuses have been wracked by embarrassing procedural errors, low turnout, confusion among attendees and questions about the integrity of the process… Republican National Committee members say there’s growing...
  • Donald Trump and the American Primary Process

    04/12/2016 6:13:06 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 18 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 12, 2016 | John F. Di Leo
    You may remember a silly little youth comedy from the 1980s entitled “Real Genius,” in which the minor character Lazlo Hollyfeld has put his mathematical mind to work and decided to enter “the Frito-Lay Sweepstakes – No purchase necessary, enter as often as you want.” So he entered 1,650,000 times. “I should win 32.6% of the prizes,” he added, “including the car.” When Chris Knight, star pupil, commented, “That kind of takes the fun out of it, doesn’t it?”… Lazlo shrugged and replied “They set up the rules.” I have always wondered if I was alone in my anger when...
  • Sanders extends win streak with Wyoming victory

    04/09/2016 2:08:36 PM PDT · by McGruff · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 09, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is projected to win the Wyoming caucuses, giving him eight wins in the last nine contests. The state awards just 14 delegates on a proportional basis, but the win is another jolt of momentum for Sanders heading into the critical New York primary April 19. Both campaigns paid little attention to Wyoming. Sanders held a rally there Tuesday. Rival Hillary Clinton did not go to the state, but her husband Bill Clinton did.