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US: West Virginia (News/Activism)

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  • 1776 Report

    01/23/2021 11:11:34 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    1776 Project Report *** 1776 Report *** 1776 Commission Report *** Just Released Link and lots of other links. All to be found somewhere on https://www.appstate.edu/
  • Statehood for D.C. and Puerto Rico only needs 50 votes

    01/18/2021 10:51:27 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 227 replies
    The Week ^ | Jon Walker
    Many journalists and political commentators have been pessimistic about the possibility of statehood for the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This seems to be primarily because, despite the recent Democratic victories in Georgia, moderate senators like Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), Diane Feinstein (D-Calif), and Angus King (I-Maine) continue to support the legislative filibuster. It is impossible to imagine Republican senators voting to give Democratic-leaning areas full representation, so the issue must be dead on arrival in the upper chamber. But in a recent CNN interview, Manchin himself provided evidence for why this thinking is all wrong......."
  • Manchin: I Support Deplatforming Trump, Might Give GOPers ‘Support That They Can Be Free’

    01/17/2021 6:51:39 AM PST · by knighthawk · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Januari 16 2021 | IAN HANCHETT
    During an interview aired on Friday’s edition of PBS’ “Firing Line,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said he supports President Donald Trump being removed from various tech platforms and stated that the deplatformings might “give my Republican colleagues some support that they can be free.”
  • W.Va. senator who went to D.C. rally that turned into mob scene hopes Trump ‘calls us back’

    01/12/2021 6:50:33 AM PST · by buckalfa · 6 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | January 11, 2021 | Brad McElhinny
    A West Virginia senator who traveled to the rally that turned into a riot in Washington, D.C., last week said he hopes to be summoned back. “The rally was something that our president called for,” said Senator Mike Azinger, R-Wood. “I didn’t necessarily want to make that long trip and stay out in the cold. I didn’t necessarily want to put myself through that. I’d rather watch on TV, but there’s a time where we all have to make a little bit of sacrifice. Our president called us to D.C.” Azinger concluded, “It was inspiring to be there and I...
  • Republican Blocks House From Bringing up 25th Amendment Resolution

    01/11/2021 1:11:08 PM PST · by Candor7 · 64 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 11, 2021 | Jack Phillips
    Rep. Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.) on Jan. 11 blocked Democrats from introducing a resolution via unanimous consent to call on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump. The Democrat-backed resolution calls on Pence and the Cabinet to “declare what is obvious to a horrified Nation: That the President is unable to successfully discharge the duties and powers of his office.” Democrats can now bring the resolution up for a vote on Jan. 12 on the resolution. Last week, Mooney was among the Republican lawmakers who didn’t vote to certify key states for President-elect Joe...
  • Derrick Evans resigns W.Va. House after entering U.S. Capitol with mob

    01/10/2021 9:40:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | January 9, 2021 | Brad McElhinny
    Derrick Evans, facing federal charges for entering the U.S. Capitol with a mob, has resigned from West Virginia’s House of Delegates. “I hereby resign as a member of the House of Delegates, effective immediately,” Evans said in a one-page letter submitted to Gov. Jim Justice and the House. The House released another statement from Evans expressing regret. “I take full responsibility for my actions, and deeply regret any hurt, pain or embarrassment I may have caused my family, friends, constituents and fellow West Virginians,” Evans stated. “I hope this action I take today can remove any cloud of distraction from...
  • Derrick Evans resigns W.Va. House after entering U.S. Capitol with mob

    01/09/2021 4:39:15 PM PST · by buckalfa · 17 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | January 9th, 2021 | Brad McElhinny
    Derrick Evans, facing federal charges for entering the U.S. Capitol with a mob, has resigned from West Virginia’s House of Delegates. “I hereby resign as a member of the House of Delegates, effective immediately,” Evans said in a one-page letter submitted to Gov. Jim Justice and the House. The House released another statement from Evans expressing regret. “I take full responsibility for my actions, and deeply regret any hurt, pain or embarrassment I may have caused my family, friends, constituents and fellow West Virginians,” Evans stated. “I hope this action I take today can remove any cloud of distraction from...
  • Senator Joe Manchin Asks Twitter to Suspend Trump's Account Over 'Public Safety' Concerns

    01/08/2021 10:14:37 PM PST · by rxsid · 61 replies
    https://twitter.com ^ | 01.08.2021 | Sen Joe Manchin
    Senator Joe Manchin Asks Twitter to Suspend Trump's Account Over 'Public Safety' Concernshttps://www.newsweek.com/senator-joe-manchin-asks-twitter-suspend-trumps-account-over-public-safety-concerns-1560099The next 12 days are critical for the preservation of our democracy. @jack, once again I urge you to suspend the @realDonaldTrump @twitter account in the interest of our national security and public safety. @TwitterSupport— Senator Joe Manchin (@Sen_JoeManchin) January 8, 2021
  • Arkansas 'white nationalist' who put his feet on Pelosi's desk, West Virginia lawmaker and man who brought 11 Molotov cocktails and an assault rifle to the Capitol are among 15 charged over MAGA riot

    01/08/2021 12:16:16 PM PST · by Kevin C · 129 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/8/2021 | Jennifer Smith
    The MAGA rioter who put his feet up on Nancy Pelosi's desk has been arrested along with a man who brought 11 Molotov cocktails, two handguns and an assault rifle to the Capitol on Wednesday. The DoJ announced on a call with reporters on Friday afternoon that 15 people had been charged including Richard Barnett, 60, who was seen putting his feet on Speaker Pelosi's desk and leaving a threatening note on it on Wednesday. Barnett, who proudly referred to himself as a white nationalist on social media, was charged with unlawful entry. He was taken into custody at his...
  • West Virginia Del. Derrick Evans, R-Wayne, charged federally for role in Trump mob insurrection

    01/08/2021 11:34:33 AM PST · by Meatspace · 35 replies
    WV News ^ | 1/7/21 | Matt Harvey
    WASHINGTON (WV News) — West Virginia Delegate Derrick Evans, R-Wayne, has been charged with entering a restricting area and entering the U.S. Capitol, federal officials in the District of Columbia said Friday. "We have just, I just received word that we have a signed complaint ... against a delegate who serves in the West Virginia Legislature," said Ken Cole, first assistant for the U.S. Attorney's Office in the District of Columbia.
  • IMO America needs Sen Joe Manchin to caucus with GOP, if we lose the Georgia senate seats

    01/05/2021 4:13:07 PM PST · by rintintin · 42 replies
    Sen Manchin claims he’s a moderate and says he opposes ending the filibuster. He’s from the Trump-loyal state of WV. If GOP loses both GA Senate seats tonight - I hope we dont, but it’s possible - then the only thing saving America from one-party Dem rule in DC would be Manchin switching parties or going independent and caucusing with GOP.
  • Texas SCOTUS Lawsuit Update - Another 17 States Have Joined In The Fight To Stop The Steal !!

    12/09/2020 1:56:51 PM PST · by Zakeet · 113 replies
    U.S. Supreme Court ^ | December 9, 2020
    17 States have intervened in support of the Texas Lawsuit Amici curiae are the States of Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.The President has also filed a motion to personally interveneMore information here: One Third Of US States Have Now Joined Texas SCOTUS Bid To Overturn Election
  • Manchin has not said he'd switch parties, but he also hasn't done anything to put a stop to the Washington rumor mill

    12/04/2020 9:38:30 PM PST · by rintintin · 32 replies
    Darren Samuelsohn ^ | Dec 4 2020 | Darren Samuelsohn, Business Insider
    Darren Samuelsohn @dsamuelsohn Manchin has not said he'd switch parties, but he also hasn't done anything to put a stop to the Washington rumor mill. When Insider asked him about that prospect, he stopped short of saying he'd ever abandon the Democratic Party.
  • Justice announces heightened mask requirements, extended Thanksgiving break, delayed winter sports [WV]

    11/13/2020 3:14:24 PM PST · by buckalfa · 13 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | November 13, 2020 | Brad McElhinny
    Gov. Jim Justice announced a flurry of executive orders on Friday aimed at holding the coronavirus pandemic at bay — ramping up a mask mandate, declaring an extra few days of Thanksgiving break for students and delaying winter sports for schools. “Today, we’re moving to get more restrictive and do stuff,” he said. Adjutant General James Hoyer of the West Virginia National Guard called on residents to fulfill their duty by helping. “The governor is doing this to prevent the wave we’re seeing at other places in the United States of America,” Hoyer said. “We’re looking out for your best...
  • First Energy announces long-term goal of carbon neutrality

    11/09/2020 9:20:38 AM PST · by buckalfa · 12 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | November 9, 2020 | Brad McElhinny
    First Energy, one of the region’s most prominent energy suppliers, today announced a pledge to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The company also set an interim goal of 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gases within the company’s direct operational control by 2030, based on 2019 levels. First Energy is a major source for power customers in West Virginia through Monongahela Power Company, commonly called Mon Power, and Potomac Edison Company. There are 986,800 people in First Energy’s service territory in West Virginia. Electric power is provided to FirstEnergy’s West Virginia service area by: Potomac Edison Company Monongahela Power Company (Mon...
  • Republicans dominate up and down the ballot in West Virginia election

    11/04/2020 12:56:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | Nov 4 2020 | Brad McElhinny
    Republicans surged to victories up and down West Virginia ballots on Election Day. “Everybody is on Cloud 9,” Melody Potter, the West Virginia GOP chairwoman, said during MetroNews’ Election Night coverage. The wins included another enormous margin by President Trump in West Virginia, along with Republican victories in each and every executive branch office and expanded GOP majorities in the House of Delegates and state Senate. One of those victories was by Republican Riley Moore, who defeated six-term incumbent Treasurer John Perdue, a Democrat who had served in the office since 1997. Democrats, long the dominant party in West Virginia,...
  • Trump's paths (plural!) to 270 electoral votes and victory

    10/29/2020 6:24:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/29/2020 | James L. Swofford
    I recently argued that the toss-up states may be different from what media and pollsters present and what you think. Based my view from the 2016 results, I have the race at 231 electoral votes for President Trump, 183 electoral votes for Mr. Biden, and 124 electoral votes as toss-ups.   This implies that there are several paths to 270 electoral votes for a Trump victory. The Blue Wall Falls Again If, as in the last time, President Trump sweeps Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, he will have 277 electoral votes.  This is without Trump carrying Florida or blue wall holdout Minnesota.  In fact,...
  • They Claim They’re Pro-Life, But Democrats Bob Casey and Joe Manchin Voted Against Amy Coney Barrett

    10/27/2020 6:15:07 PM PDT · by xomething · 26 replies
    lifenews ^ | 10/27/2020 | micaiah bilger
    Two Democrat senators who profess to be pro-life voted against the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Monday. The U.S. Senate confirmed the conservative, pro-life justice in a 52-48 vote, with every Democrat and one Republican, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, of Maine, voting against her confirmation Democrat Sens. Bob Casey Jr., of Pennsylvania, and Joe Manchin, of West Virginia, joined the rest of their party in opposing Barrett. The two men say they are pro-life, but they voted against a highly-qualified, pro-life woman who has the potential to help stop abortions in the U.S. and protect...
  • West Virginia Voter Registration Statistics (10/1/16 vs 10/1/20)

    10/12/2020 5:47:12 AM PDT · by Ravi · 17 replies
    10/01/16: D: 569,806 R: 385,297 NO PARTY: 261,335 10/01/20: D: 469,150 R: 446,733 NO PARTY: 285,550 DEM ADVANTAGE OVER THE YEARS: 10/01/16:184,509 10/01/20: 22,417
  • Supreme Court fight pushes Senate toward brink

    09/26/2020 9:59:05 PM PDT · by robowombat · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/26/20 01:02 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Supreme Court fight pushes Senate toward brink BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 09/26/20 01:02 PM EDT The burgeoning fight to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat is pouring fuel onto already simmering tensions in the Senate and threatening to fundamentally reshape the institution. Senators in both parties acknowledge the level of dysfunction in a chamber where the bulk of their time is spent processing nominations amid failures to break stalemates on pressing national issues such as coronavirus relief and police reform. “I’m praying to God that the better angels start flying with my colleagues. That’s all I can tell...