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GOP voters infuriated by primary cancellations to protect Trump from challengers

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Republican voters are frustrated by states canceling GOP primaries to boost President Donald Trump’s re-election chances.

The president is currently facing three primary challengers in former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh and former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, and many GOP voters are angry that states are taking steps to throttle their campaigns, reported Business Insider.

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Trump currently enjoys an 88 percent approval rating within the Republican Party, and the Republican National Committee has already raised $51 million for his re-election campaign in this year’s second quarter.

But at least four states — Arizona, Kansas, Nevada and South Carolina — are planning to cancel their primaries or caucuses to deny delegates to those long-shot challengers.

Business Insider, which will host the first 2020 GOP debate, between Walsh and Weld, on Sept. 24, polled 1,142 Republican primary voters to measure their opinions on the cancellations.

The website focused on 353 slightly, somewhat, and very conservative voters, and found that 21 percent disagree with the cancellations, and another 28 percent believed the cancellations were wrong, even if the outcome was assured.

The poll found that 18 percent of those voters could not justify the expense of a primary if the outcome was assured, and 16 percent said Trump could run the GOP however he saw fit.

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Another 17 percent did not know how they felt about the cancellations.

The vast majority of self-identified Republicans who supported primary challenges to Trump strongly disagreed with the cancellations.

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‘Moscow Mitch’ blunder means Donald Trump can never be vindicated: Harvard Law’s Laurence Tribe

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Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for violating a legal principle that has existed for over 1,000 -- and his move means that President Donald Trump can never be vindicated during impeachment.

Tribe, who has taught at Harvard Law School for 50 years and argued 36 cases before the United States Supreme Court, has been advising Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats during the impeachment inquiry. He was interviewed on Friday by MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber.

Tribe said, "what it looks like is that the majority leader is going to conduct this trial as though he's a member of the defense team," Tribe said. "You know, it's an ancient principle, centuries-old -- actually over a millennium old -- that you can't be a judge on your own case and effectively, to allow Donald Trump to call the shots, violates that principle."

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Democrats ‘are being more republican than Republicans’ in Judiciary Committee memo: Post columnist

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A Washington Post editorial is singing the praises of the Judiciary Committee's memo about the impeachment charges President Donald Trump is facing. The memo, titled “Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment” details the fundamental principles of the Constitution the founders outlined to guarantee the country wouldn't fall at the hands of corruption.

"The memo is remarkably originalist. Regardless of what happens with the impeachment, we are getting a much-needed civics lesson," The Post explained.

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Victim of Stephen Miller policy was murdered and dismembered — his body was found in 2 suitcases

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Controversial White House advisor Stephen Miller has pushed President Donald Trump to enact harsh immigration policies, which are getting more attention after a grisly murder.

"A 35-year-old man from El Salvador returned to Mexico under a controversial Trump administration program was brutally murdered in Tijuana while waiting for an outcome to his U.S. asylum case, according to his family’s attorney,'" The Sand Diego Union-Tribune reported Friday. "During a seven-month period, the man and his family repeatedly told U.S. officials — including a San Diego immigration court judge, officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and border agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection — that they were not safe in Tijuana, the lawyer said."

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