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Hung Parliament: Tories lose – UK Independence Party annihilated – Labour wins

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Voters in the United Kingdom have rejected conservative rule while absolutely annihilating the far-right UK Independence Party.

The surprise loss for the Conservative Party’s sitting Prime Minister, Teresa May, came after a year full of upheaval for the Brits — first with the country’s Brexit referendum last summer, then former PM David Cameron’s resignation that led to May becoming sitting PM.

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With not all districts declared, Prime Minister May lacks the results necessary to form another Tory majority government. The party of Margaret Thatcher, Tories are similar to country club Republicans in America.

In April, May called for the “snap election” to decide which party would lead the country’s exit from the European Union, and while the voters have spoken, which coalition will choose the next Prime Minister remains very much in doubt.

Sources close to May have claimed that she will not resign, but there has yet to be any official statement on the Prime Minister’s plans.

Nationalist UK Independence Party Annihilated

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“The party’s vote share was down to around 2%, whereas in 2015 under its former leader Nigel Farage it secured 12.6% of the national vote,” The Guardian reported.

“In Ukip’s only Commons seat, Clacton in Essex, the party slumped from a vote of 19,642 in 2015 for Douglas Carswell, to just 3,347 for Paul Oakley, the candidate that replaced him after he quit the party,” The Guardian noted.

Shortly after the polls closed, UKIP Leader Paul Nattall said that Brexit is now in jeopardy:

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Big Win for Labour

Despite press criticism that Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn was too progressive, the results showed Labour to be the biggest winner of the evening.

With the final outcome not yet know, Leader Corbyn has claimed more seats than his immediate predecessors Ed Milliband and Gordon Brown.

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It is too soon to predict if Labour will be able to form a minority government, but Corbyn’s results were impressive:

Corbyn has already called for the resignation of Prime Minister May.

Though it may be some time before all the implications are known.

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United States President Donald Trump may have also influenced the election.

One of the other major takeaways is what appears to be a surge in youth turnout.

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Mitch McConnell crony running for Kentucky AG is ineligible for office: lawsuit

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On Tuesday, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported that a new lawsuit seeks to remove Daniel Cameron from the ballot as the Kentucky GOP's nominee for state attorney general.

According to the lawsuit, filed by retired union worker and "concerned citizen" Joseph Leon Jackson Sr. in Jefferson Circuit Court, Cameron does not meet the office requirement of having practiced law for eight years — because although he was admitted by the Kentucky Bar Association in 2011, he spent two of the following years clerking for U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove.

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Trump lashes out at Lindsey Graham after he accuses the president of showing ‘weakness’

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President Donald Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham, once bitter enemies, have become close allies since the 2016 election as the South Carolina Republican realized it was in his personal interest to cozy up to the White House. But on Tuesday, fractures emerged between the two in public over a key issue for Graham: Iran.

Graham is on the severely hawkish wing of the Republican Party, and he clearly wants a war with Iran. He began a series of tweets Tuesday by praising Vice President Mike Pence’s briefing that day about the recent attack on Saudi oil infrastructure, saying he believes that “such a sophisticated attack could not have occurred without Iran’s blessing and direct involvement.” He called it an “an act of war” and lauded the Trump administration’s “efforts to create a regional coalition, thoroughly brief the Congress on the actions taken, and come up with a plan of action to restore deterrence against an evil regime in Iran.”

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Right-wingers have a full-blown freakout over Kavanaugh revelations — and it could blow up in their faces

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Do Republicans think “men are the real victims of sexism” is a winning argument going into the 2020 election? That sounds preposterous, but there are strong indications that Donald Trump and other leading Republicans believe they can win by feeding a “victim mentality” in men, a mentality they otherwise tend to decry when detected in actual victims.

On Sunday, the New York Times published an article by the authors of a new book about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, introducing more corroborating evidence for claims that Kavanaugh had a history throughout high school and college of getting trashed and then sexually abusing his female classmates. That story, almost a year after Kavanaugh’s momentous confirmation hearings, was interesting further evidence that Kavanaugh likely perjured himself before the Senate. Ultimately, it doesn’t really change anything, since there’s little reason to believe that anyone actually believed Kavanaugh was telling the truth at the time.

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