Axios reported Sunday that a former official in President Donald Trump's administration formed a group in Florida to stack the deck against Democrats in an attempt to win back Congress in 2022.
Another census means another attempt to disenfranchise voters by redrawing congressional districts. While both parties use the tactic, the GOP has used it to try and win in North Carolina, Florida, Texas, Ohio, Alabama, Louisiana, and Georgia. For Democrats, the most egregious districts are in Maryland.
"Whoever controls the U.S. House could come through Florida — and I think it will come through Florida," said former Trump ambassador to the Organization of American States, Carlos Trujillo.
Republicans will have the power to control district-drawing in 18 states.
The last attempt by Florida to redraw the districts resulted in a losing case from the Florida Supreme Court, who struck down GOP-drawn maps.
"Democratic Rep. Charlie Crist is no longer seeking reelection for Florida's 13th District, and fellow Democratic Reps. Val Demings and Stephanie Murphy are both considering forgoing reelection to run for statewide office," reported Axios. If those Democrats step out to run for higher office, it could mean Democrats lose the House.
Ironically, the name of the non-profit will be Democracy Now, the same name of the long-time left-leaning news outlet.
CNN's Jim Acosta demands to know if Tucker Carlson has been vaccinated — and why he won't tell his audience
On his show Sunday, CNN host Jim Acosta addressed Fox News host Tucker Carlson and the bad-faith questions that he's asked about the COVID-19 vaccine.
The "questions" came to a head on Wednesday when Carlson implied that thousands of people had died as a result of the COVID-19 vaccine. In fact, what was found is that because elderly people were prioritized to get the vaccine, some of them died as a result of their age or illnesses in the weeks that followed.
Speaking to Acosta, medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner explained that actual fatalities due to the vaccine are at almost zero. The greatest concerns have been about allergic reactions to the vaccine, which present within 30 minutes of getting it, and blood clots in older women from the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Death from the virus is significantly higher than death from the vaccine, he explained.
Correlation does not imply causation, as Carlson claims. For example, if a Fox News viewer dies while watching the network, it doesn't mean Fox News killed them.
It prompted Acosta to ask if Carlson has been vaccinated. Presumably, if Carlson has gotten the vaccine, his viewers deserve to know if what he's saying applies to him or only to his viewers.
"I have two questions for Tucker Carlson," Acosta began, "ave you been vaccinated and why won't you tell your audience whether you've been vaccinated?"
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Republican Lin Wood claims Lindsey Graham will be gone soon and South Carolina could lead another Civil War
Attorney Lin Wood addressed the South Carolina Bikers for Trump rally Sunday as he continued to campaign to chair the state's Republican Party.
Among the things that Wood said in his speech, which took longer than an hour, was that former President Donald Trump would be running for his "third term" in 2024. If Trump supporters believe that Trump is the president now, then they can't vote for him in 2024 because the constitution limits two terms as president.
Wood also said that "only God knows if Joe Biden is dead or alive," noting that "people you think are alive may be dead."
He then ranted about "the pedophilia, the symbols, the sickness in society," which he says "they think they're getting away with it." While Wood didn't specify who he was talking about there are several famous conservatives like Josh Duggar who faces charges involving possession of over 200 images of sexually explicit images and videos of a child under 12. Former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore was similarly accused of preying on teenage girls at a local shopping mall. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is being accused of paying a 17-year-old teen to have sex with him.
Wood then turned to attack Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who Wood would be defending if he takes over the GOP in the state.
"Get ready for a new senator, I don't think that Lindsey Graham's time is long," said Wood. "Prepare yourselves to rebuild America from the ground up."
He then went on to praise South Carolina's role in the Civil War.
"South Carolina led the way when we had the Civil War. South Carolina is a leader," said Wood.
South Carolina seceded from the United States, December 20, 1860, months ahead of the outbreak of the war.
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