ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s highest court is set to decide whether the Democrat-led Legislature engaged in gerrymandering when drawing up new congressional districts. The nine-member Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday in a case that could disrupt the state’s June primary should the panel choose to toss out new district maps Republicans charge are unconstitutional. Several judges seemed wary of wading into the controversy or overstepping the court’s authority as they questioned attorneys representing the state’s legislative leaders and Republican litigants. “I’m again having difficulty with...
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The editorial board of The Wall Street Journal slammed "the Wisconsin GOP's latest meltdown in a new editorial.
The newspaper asked "Why do Republicans seem so determined to lose the November elections?"
The editorial board noted Dean Knudson, a Republican member of the Wisconsin Elections Commission, quit in disgust with the ongoing lies about the 2020 election pushed by supporters of former President Donald Trump.
"Mr. Knudson’s replacement will be appointed by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Mr. Vos 'has not ruled out anyone, including former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman.' This is a bad idea. Mr. Gableman’s recent claim to fame is accusing the commission of committing criminal fraud in 2020, while calling for the Wisconsin Legislature to decertify President Biden’s victory, which is impossible," the newspaper noted.
The newspaper noted Trump lagged all five of the Republicans that Wisconsin sent to Congress in 2020 while Trump lost.
"Across those five districts, Mr. Trump ran behind the GOP congressmen by 63,547 votes, or three times his losing margin statewide. Mr. Biden’s numbers are almost a mirror image. He over-performed the Democratic candidates in those districts by 64,880. The hard truth for Mr. Trump is that thousands of Republicans cast ballots for the GOP House but didn’t want to give him four more years," WSJ noted. "Mr. Trump didn’t lose the election because of votes in largely Democratic Milwaukee. He won 29.3% of Milwaukee County in 2020, higher than his 28.6% in 2016. Mr. Trump lost Wisconsin with his under-performance among Republicans in places like Appleton or Janesville."
The newspaper, owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, advised Republicans to leave 2020 in the past.
"This week’s primary results in Georgia prove that most Republican voters are ready to stop looking backward at 2020 and start trying to get some real work done for their states and their country. If Wisconsin Republicans don’t beat Democratic Gov. Tony Evers this year, they face four more years of vetoes, including of bills they want to tighten up voting practices. Time to leave 2020 behind," the editorial board counseled.
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Appearing on MSNBC with host Alex Witt, State Sen. Roland Gutierrez who represents the district that was home to a mass shooting at an elementary school on Tuesday, hammered Gov. Greg Abbott for not doing anything to limit the availability to purchase high-powered weapons and then having the audacity to speak to an NRA convention just days after the 19 children and two adults were murdered by a gunman.
Noting that Abbott used his speech to lament the "evil" in the world that he blames for mass shootings, Guiterrez begged to differ.
"Last night, a speaker after speaker denounced the massacre," host Witt prompted the lawmaker. "They insisted that any new gun laws are not the answers to prevent future tragedies. Sir, it feels like statistics are indicating otherwise, and the feelings of the vast majority of Americans are simply being ignored. Even right there, it is like the speakers are playing to the crowd in the convention center. They are ignoring the throngs of protesters outside. What is your reaction to their tin ear?"
"I think it is the most disgusting thing coming to a community three days after a massacre like this, they should have canceled," he began. "They refused."
"Abbott should not have gone, he says 'Well, I didn't go,' well he sure sent us a video in support thereof, right?', he continued "He talking about mental health, talking about evil. The only evil that we have in Texas is that we have a feckless leader. That he has refused to do anything on this issue, even a modicum of gun-sense sense. That is the evil in Texas."
"Governor Abbott was probably pulling a CYA by not attending the convention," host Witt added. "He claimed he was busy doing other things. Perhaps."
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Speaking outside of a Cheyenne, Wyoming rally that will feature an appearance by former president Donald Trump on Saturday night, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell launched into a frantic conspiracy rant claiming that Georgia's Republican primary was stolen by the candidates who did not receive Trump's endorsement.
Prompted by a RSBN reporter, Lindell blurted that the election results were tampered with via the use of "algorithms."
"It was stolen, there were algorithms used in Georgia but we caught them," he claimed," he claimed before adding, "We were watching, everyone was watching this time."
Unable to recall the name of Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) who lost to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in the primary despite the endorsement of Trump, Lindell, soldiered on claiming, "Everything in Georgia was stolen."
He later added, "Brad Raffensperger is the biggest criminal in the country... Brad gets 51 percent? No he didn't , he stole it!"
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