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After signing racist voter suppression law, NC Gov. Pat McCrory brags voters are ‘not coming out’

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Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s voter ID law may have been struck down, but he suggested on Sunday that other suppression techniques were working because Democratic voters were “not coming out” to the polls.

Earlier this year, a federal court found that North Carolina Republicans intended to suppress minority voters by requiring a photo ID, banning election day registrations and other regressive restrictions.

McCrory told Fox News on Sunday that Republicans had been successful in suppressing the Democratic vote.

“We’re already seeing the Clinton voters not coming out in numbers the Obama voters were coming out four years ago at this point in time,” he explained to Fox News host Maria Bartiromo. “I think the turnout will be impacted by this [Hillary Clinton email scandal] because people are just disgusted with the whole thing.”

“And I think there is Clinton fatigue,” he added. “And, frankly, there was some concern about Mr. Trump too. It’s kind of ironic. In the last three weeks, the media keeps going to me, ‘Are you still going to support Trump due to the controversy from two weeks ago?’ It’s going to be interesting if the media turns around and ask my opponent [Roy Cooper], ‘Are you still going to support Hillary Clinton?'”

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“And are you supporting Trump?” Bartiromo wondered.

“I am,” McCrory replied.

Watch the video below from Fox News, broadcast Oct. 30, 2016.

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Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls

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When Robert Mueller completed his long-awaited investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, he left many questions unanswered.

But one conclusion was unequivocal: Russia unleashed an extensive campaign of fake news and disinformation on social media with the aim of distorting U.S. public opinion, sowing discord and swinging the election in favor of the Republican candidate Donald Trump.

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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans

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The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.

In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.

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Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’

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Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.

To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.

Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."

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