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  • Reid pushes back on Sanders suggestion that a Democrat with plurality of delegates should be the nominee

    02/21/2020 9:59:02 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 21 2020 | Marty Johnson
    Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday said that the Democratic presidential candidate who has a plurality — but not the majority — of pledged delegates coming into the Democratic National Convention in July shouldn't automatically win the party's nomination for president. "Here is how I feel about this: I do not think that anybody — Bernie Sanders or anyone else — should simply get the nomination because they have 30 percent of the delegates and no one else has that many," the longtime senator told The Washington Post. Continuing, Reid said: “Let’s say that he has 35...
  • Harry Reid says Sanders needs more than plurality to win Democratic nomination

    02/21/2020 9:47:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 20, 2020 | Paul Kane
    Former Senate majority leader Harry M. Reid said Thursday that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) or any presidential candidate should not get the Democratic nomination if they end the primary process in first place but are shy of the requisite majority of delegates. Reid (D-Nev.) dismissed suggestions from Sanders and his supporters that he should become the nominee if he finishes with a plurality lead ahead of the rest of the candidates but short of the 1,991 delegates needed to secure the nomination outright. Reid even suggested that a group of moderate candidates, trailing Sanders overall, could assemble a coalition ahead...
  • Here We Go Again: Democrats Won't Guarantee Same-Day Results for Saturday's Nevada Caucuses

    02/21/2020 9:46:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/21/2020 | Rick Moran
    The Nevada Democratic Party won't say for sure whether results from Saturday's caucuses will be released on the same day that votes are cast. They're reminding people that it takes time to count votes and more time to report the results.But the operation they've set up will guarantee screw-ups somewhere along the way, given the technology involved and the simple fact that most volunteers who will be responsible for turning the results in to state party headquarters will be untrained in how to do it. Associated Press: Election officials, in general, have been raising concerns about public expectations to...
  • Nevada Democrats notify 1,000 early caucusgoers of voided ballots: report

    02/21/2020 8:51:22 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 21 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    The Nevada Democratic Party is notifying about 1,000 early-voters that their ballots have been voided for errors, the Nevada Independent reported Thursday. The number of voided ballots account for 2.8 percent of 36,000 ballots cast in three of the first four days of early voting. Election officials said they are counting another 39,000 ballots, which could result in more unusable ballots. An election official told the Independent that most of the errors were from people who failed to sign their ballots. Affected voters are being notified by text message and will have the opportunity to participate in-person at Saturday's caucuses,...
  • Brennan: Trump Plays to a ‘Very Debased Group of People’

    02/20/2020 5:52:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Feb 2020 | Pam Key
    Former CIA Director John Brennan Thursday on MSNBC accused President Donald Trump of playing to a “very debased” group of people. Discussing Trump’s comments on Roger Stone today at a prison graduation ceremony in Las Vegas, Brennan said, “He’s clearly giving every indication he wants to act like a mob boss. And he’s going to try to take care of him and his soldiers.” He continued, “It’s outrageous he would try to make any moral equivalency between someone like Roger Stone who the judge said has trampled the law and public servants like James Comey and others who really tried...
  • The 2020 Dems' Responses to Bloomberg's Defense of Capitalism Should Terrify All of Us

    02/20/2020 8:38:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/20/2020 | Paula Bolyard
    No one would blame you if you thought Trump's rally in Arizona on Wednesday would be infinitely more entertaining than the Democrat debate in Las Vegas. Alas, you'd have been wrong. In what can only be described as a demolition derby—with a bunch of amped-up Yugos crashing into each other, over and over again, until engine fires forced the drivers out onto their roofs while sirens blared—Democrats took to the stage to eviscerate one another and pave the way for Trump's reelection. It was something to behold. From the first question to the last, candidates viciously attacked each other—relentlessly with...
  • Democratic voters at watch parties unimpressed by Bloomberg's first debate performance

    02/20/2020 7:43:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 20, 2020 | By Tyler Kingkade, Erin Einhorn, Anita Hassan and Mike Hixenbaugh
    SUBTITLE: "He's toast," said Dwight Clarke, 70, of Los Angeles, who viewed the event at The Abbey, a gay bar in West Hollywood, California. LOS ANGELES -- One after another, Democratic presidential candidates took turns at the start of their latest debate to take shots at former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg. And each time, the crowd at The Abbey, a gay bar in West Hollywood, California, reacted with uproarious cheers. They cheered when Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., criticized Bloomberg for having spent his way onto the debate stage, and when Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana,...
  • Who won the Democratic debate in Las Vegas?

    02/20/2020 6:06:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 19, 2020 | By Sahil Kapur
    LAS VEGAS -- Mike Bloomberg became a piñata, and Elizabeth Warren resurrected her feisty side. The Democratic candidates formed a circular firing squad Wednesday night, with arrows flying in all directions and fights breaking out among a seemingly infinite permutation of candidates on matters from health care policy to lewd comments about women. Mike Bloomberg It was the billionaire entrepreneur's first time on the debate stage, and his rivals made the most of it. He was slammed on everything from his record on stop-and-frisk to the millions he's sinking into his campaign. Bloomberg kept his composure, standing stone-faced, barely smiling,...
  • Watch Bernie Sanders Campaign Co-Chair Deflect My Question About His Bill of Health

    02/19/2020 11:57:52 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 13 replies
    Katie Couric (via YouTube) ^ | 2/18/20 | Katie Couric
    I asked Nina Turner, co-chair of Bernie's Sanders' campaign, why they had chosen not to share the details of his "clean bill of health." ...
  • Bloomberg under siege at chaotic debate debut, as Warren attacks field in bid to revive campaign

    02/19/2020 10:48:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/20/2020 | Gregg Re
    Amy Klobuchar asked Pete Buttigieg if he was calling her “dumb.” Bloomberg shut down Bernie Sanders by quipping that “the best-known socialist in the country happens to be a millionaire with three houses.” The Democrats’ showdown Wednesday night in Las Vegas repeatedly put Bloomberg in his primary rivals’ crosshairs as the surging billionaire made his debate-stage debut. But the conflagration quickly expanded into an all-out melée and easily the most aggressive debate of the nomination season to date, as each of the candidates took sharp and often personal shots at one another. The fight started out white-hot when, in her...
  • Mysterious group protests Dem debate by unleashing pigeons wearing MAGA hats

    02/19/2020 8:28:53 PM PST · by bitt · 51 replies ^ | 2/19/2020 | ronn blitzer
    An anonymous group claimed it was behind the release of pigeons over the city of Las Vegas that are wearing MAGA hats and -- in at least one case -- a wig that resembles President Trump's hair. The group, calling itself Pigeons United To Interfere Now, or P.U.T.I.N., called it an "aerial protest" of Wednesday night's Democratic debate, local Fox affiliate KVVU reported. They also released a video of birds wearing the headgear, with a voiceover of dialogue from the Alfred Hitchcock film "The Birds." PIGEONS WEARING TINY COWBOY HATS POP UP IN LAS VEGAS, SPARKING CONCERN FROM ANIMAL RESCUERS...
  • Democratic Debate 2020 - Las Vegas, NV **Live Thread**

    02/19/2020 2:40:14 PM PST · by steadcom · 1,040 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | 02/19/2020 | NBC "News"
    Starts at 9pm Eastern. On NBC News as well as MSDNC. Will post youtube link when it goes live. Buttigieg, Sanders, Warren, Klobuchar, Biden, Bloomberg
  • Biden slams Bloomberg over ads tying him to Obama

    02/19/2020 12:34:20 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 09 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    Joe Biden unloaded on Democratic presidential rival Mike Bloomberg on Wednesday after the former New York City mayor released campaign ads seeking to tie himself to former President Obama. Biden, who has repeatedly underscored his time serving as Obama’s vice president, hinted he would bring up Bloomberg’s past criticism of Obama when the two Democratic candidates meet in Las Vegas for Wednesday's primary debate. “Welcome to the debates, Mike. We have a lot to catch up on about Barack Obama’s record,” Biden tweeted. SNIP Joe Biden Bloomberg Tweet
  • Billionaire Bloomberg Replaces Billionaire Steyer on Democrat Debate Stage

    The battle of the Democrat money men running for president is playing out in high-roller Las Vegas as billionaire Mike Bloomberg replaces billionaire Tom Steyer on the debate stage Wednesday night. Steyer did not meet the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) threshold by the Tuesday midnight deadline. And while voters can cast their ballot for Steyer in Nevada, Bloomberg’s name is not one of the candidates on it. Steyer, who took part in the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth debates is not happy about the development, Politico reports: Steyer’s campaign has cried foul at his likely exclusion, arguing that his...
  • Trump campaign takes out full-page newspaper ad ahead of Nevada debate

    02/18/2020 7:44:08 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 18 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    President Trump’s reelection campaign announced it is taking out a full-page advertisement in the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Wednesday, the same day Democrats will be squaring off in Nevada’s primary debate. The ad, which is running in Nevada’s largest newspaper based on circulation, will slam Democrats for “big government socialism” that it says will “kill Nevada jobs.” The color ad will also highlight job creation and dropping unemployment during Trump's tenure, declaring that “President Trump’s fighting for the economy.” “Nevada voters should know that it doesn’t matter which Democrat becomes their party’s nominee, because the big government socialist agenda will...
  • Trump aims to be distraction for Democrats on Western U.S. swing

    02/18/2020 7:02:03 PM PST · by mdittmar · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 18, 2020 | Steve Holland
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - President Donald Trump began a four-day Western swing on Tuesday with a fundraiser in Los Angeles, the first stop on a trip aimed at making himself a distraction as Democratic presidential candidates focus on the Nevada caucuses. Buoyed by his acquittal in the U.S. Senate impeachment trial, Trump has campaign rallies planned in Phoenix on Wednesday, Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Thursday and Las Vegas on Friday. All the events are aimed at providing a competing message to the Democrats.
  • Bernie Sanders Compares Voting For Him To Voting For Nelson Mandela In South Africa

    02/18/2020 3:03:59 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 70 replies
    GOP War Room (YouTube) ^ | 2/18/20 | Staff
    Socialist 2020 Democrat presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders compares voting for him to voting for Nelson Mandela in apartheid-era South Africa, during a campaign rally in Reno, Nevada on 2/18/2020. ...
  • Fascist Mussolini shirt pictured in Bernie Sanders campaign mailer

    02/18/2020 2:05:58 PM PST · by karpov · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 18, 2020 | Emily Larsen
    The Bernie Sanders campaign sent information to voters that included propaganda imagery from Italian dictator Benito Mussolini's National Fascist Party. A man pictured in the Sanders campaign leaflet sent to Nevada voters by mail ahead of the state's Feb. 22 Democratic caucuses wears a black shirt with white lettering saying, "SI SI SI" (translating to "YES YES YES"), and a white face under his tan suit jacket. The image is a recreation of propaganda that pictured a large Mussolini stone face on the facade of the National Fascist Party headquarters in Rome, the Palazzo Braschi. Similar shirts and clothing with...
  • Landslide? New Poll Of Nevada Suggests Bernie Is Pulling Away

    02/18/2020 1:25:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/18/2020 | AllahPundit
    “Landslide” is a relative term, of course. Bernie’s not going to get so much as 50 percent of the vote in Nevada.But given the photo finish in Iowa and the surprisingly tight margin in New Hampshire, a comfortable win would be impressive and potentially game-changing depending upon just how comfortable it is. Nevada’s apt to be the last state that’s hotly contested by the big four that have dominated the top tier for the past year. Warren will likely be done after the vote and Buttigieg and Klobuchar may be relegated to de facto also-ran status after their moment...
  • Elizabeth Warren’s allies claim she’s being ignored by media as they seek to reignite her campaign

    02/18/2020 12:46:43 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 18, 2020 | By ASTEAD W. HERNDON, NY Times
    A bad month for Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts keeps getting worse. She finished in a respectable third place in the Iowa caucuses, but a results-tallying meltdown muddled what could have been a good evening. New Hampshire was better at logistics but worse for her candidacy, considering she ended up closer to candidates who dropped out after the primary than those who finished on top. Her staff members and plenty of allies argue that as a result, she is being ignored by the news media and some voters during a pivotal moment in the primary, and she is at risk...