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Supreme Court rules states can remove 'faithless electors'

Supreme Court rules states can remove 'faithless electors'
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/505984-supreme-court-rules-states-can-remove-faithless-electors

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that states can prohibit their Electoral College representatives from disregarding voters when casting their ballots in presidential elections.

The unanimous decision, arising out of a case from Washington state, essentially gives states the right to outlaw "faithless electors" who cast their votes for people other than those chosen by voters.

"Nothing in the Constitution expressly prohibits States from taking away presidential electors’ voting discretion as Washington does," Justice Elena Kagan wrote in the majority decision.

A handful of electors had cast their votes in 2016 for people who did not win their states' popular votes in a failed attempt to deny President Trump an Electoral College majority. In the final vote tally, just seven of the 538 electors successfully chose someone other than their state's popular vote winner.

Three Democratic electors in Washington state voted for former Secretary of State Colin Powell instead of Hillary Clinton, hoping that Republican electors would follow suit. The state fined them $1,000 each, prompting a legal challenge from the three officials, who argued that the state law restricting their Electoral College vote was unconstitutional.

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Kanye West is running for president.

Analysis: To siphon off a few Black voters who would never vote for Trump.

https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/1279575273365594112

Putin mocks U.S. embassy for flying rainbow flag (Reuters)

Putin mocks U.S. embassy for flying rainbow flag
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-putin-rainbow-idUSKBN2442EQ

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Friday mocked the U.S. embassy in Moscow for flying a rainbow flag to celebrate LGBT rights, suggesting it reflected the sexual orientation of its staff.

His comments followed a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms that included an amendment enshrining the definition of marriage specifically as a union between a man and a woman.

Putin said the U.S. embassy’s move to raise the LGBT pride flag “revealed something about the people that work there”.

“It’s no big deal though. We have spoken about this many times, and our position is clear,” said Putin, who has sought to distance Russia from liberal Western values and aligned himself with the Russian Orthodox Church.

“Yes, we passed a law banning the propaganda of homosexuality among minors. So what? Let people grow up, become adults and then decide their own destinies.”

The legislation has been used to stop gay pride marches and detain gay rights activists.

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Other countries have also flown rainbow flags outside their embassies in Moscow, including Britain.


Putin doubles down, and yes the church is driving this.

Alternate universe idea: Trump bags the comb-over and shaves the fringes.

That's what I'd do if I had his hair.

There's a definite Lex Luthor vibe about this beyond just the baldness.
Could the comb-over be a secret identity disguise? No lamer than Clark Kent's glasses really.


Bf: Hey, why don't we get a pic you petting the bear?

Gf: That sounds kind of dangerous.
Bf: Naw. These bears belong to the park. They're tame. Go ahead. I'll just snap the pic from the other side of the car.

https://i.imgur.com/nFHxZ3c.mp4

Note: No one gets hurt this time.

Just a short disputation about the theory of evolution.



Russians grant Putin right to extend his rule until 2036 in landslide vote (Reuters)

Russians grant Putin right to extend his rule until 2036 in landslide vote
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-putin-vote-idUSKBN24254A

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russians opened the door to Vladimir Putin staying in power until 2036 by voting overwhelmingly for constitutional changes that will allow him to run again for president twice, but critics said the outcome was falsified on an industrial scale.

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Click for more details.

Bad days for "critics" ahead.

Without descending into conspiracy theories, I bet I know who is watching with interest.

Joe Biden talks about removing statues, monuments (recent)

Supremes uphold Roe.

Link to official PDF of the ruling.

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/18-1323_c07d.pdf

Look who is pissy about it.

https://twitter.com/marklevinshow/status/1277620086925340672
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