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    More good news.

    • Biden win revives immigration talk


    President-elect Joe Biden’s victory is reviving the hunt for one of Washington’s biggest white whales: immigration reform.

    Talk of a potential agreement under Biden comes as Congress has tried and failed in recent years to clinch a deal related to the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.

    GOP senators pointed to immigration as one area of potential compromise under a government likely to be divided next year.

    “I think that would be a good thing to do,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said about the potential to do immigration next year.

    “The challenge is you’ve got to get the votes, but that to me is one of my biggest disappointments in my time in the Senate, our inability to get that done,” Cornyn said, adding that he would “try to be part of that effort” if the topic comes back up.

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) during a recent call with reporters said there was room for deals between Republicans and Biden on several issues, and “there may be some things we can do on immigration. You know, you got the Dreamers hanging out there.”

    “I will be willing to work with the Biden administration, if he wins — and I’m not conceding that he will — in ways to make the country stronger,” Graham said, adding that Biden would have to decide if he wants to cut deals with Republicans.: Biden win revives immigration talk | TheHill
    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    More good news.

    • Biden win revives immigration talk


    President-elect Joe Biden’s victory is reviving the hunt for one of Washington’s biggest white whales: immigration reform.

    Talk of a potential agreement under Biden comes as Congress has tried and failed in recent years to clinch a deal related to the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.

    GOP senators pointed to immigration as one area of potential compromise under a government likely to be divided next year.

    “I think that would be a good thing to do,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said about the potential to do immigration next year.

    “The challenge is you’ve got to get the votes, but that to me is one of my biggest disappointments in my time in the Senate, our inability to get that done,” Cornyn said, adding that he would “try to be part of that effort” if the topic comes back up.

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) during a recent call with reporters said there was room for deals between Republicans and Biden on several issues, and “there may be some things we can do on immigration. You know, you got the Dreamers hanging out there.”

    “I will be willing to work with the Biden administration, if he wins — and I’m not conceding that he will — in ways to make the country stronger,” Graham said, adding that Biden would have to decide if he wants to cut deals with Republicans.: Biden win revives immigration talk | TheHill
    Lindsey Graham is the biggest boot licker politician I have ever seen, He would kiss up to whoever is in power. The man's word is worth nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    Lindsey Graham is the biggest boot licker politician I have ever seen, He would kiss up to whoever is in power. The man's word is worth nothing.
    Yet look how many times he and people like Cruz and McConnell and Rubio have been re-elected.


    One of my best friends voted for Trump in 2016 (he's originally from Colorado then moved to California where we both worked fo a division of Lucent) and has been living in Arizona since then and regrets voting for Trump. In 2020 he voted for Biden but is keeping the ticket Red where he can.
    Voting according to one's beliefs still works without going overboard

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    It is a nice gesture……..

    The top Republicans who have acknowledged Biden as president-elect

    Some elected Republicans are breaking ranks with President Trump to acknowledge that President-elect Biden won the 2020 presidential election.

    Why it matters: The relative sparsity of acknowledgements highlights Trump's lasting power in the GOP, as his campaign moves to file multiple lawsuits alleging voter fraud in key swing states — despite the fact that there have been no credible allegations of any widespread fraud anywhere in the U.S.

    Senators:


    • Sen. Susan Collins (Maine): "I would offer my congratulations to President-elect Biden on his apparent victory. ... I urge people to be patient. The process has not failed our country in more than 200 years, and it is not going to fail our country this year."
    • Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), when asked by reporters if Biden would be the next president: "I haven't seen anything that would change the outcome."
    • Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska): "I congratulate President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris and will be ready to work with their administration when it takes office."
    • Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah): "Ann and I extend our congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. We know both of them as people of good will and admirable character. We pray that God may bless them in the days and years ahead."
    • Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), when asked by reporters about a new national intelligence director in the incoming Biden administration: "That'll be the president-elect's decision."
    • Sen. Ben Sasse (Neb.): "Today in our house we pray for both President Trump and President-Elect Biden, that both would be wise in the execution of their respective duties during this important time in our nation."


    Governors:


    • Gov. Charlie Baker (Mass.): "I congratulate President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris on their victory. This has been a long and divisive campaign, but now it is critical for us all to focus on the very real and immediate challenges facing this nation."
    • Gov.-elect Spencer Cox (Utah): "Abby and I wish a heart-felt congratulations to @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris on the election call today. Thank you for your commitment to unite us all."
    • Gov. Mike DeWine (Ohio): "Joe Biden is the president-elect."
    • Gov. Larry Hogan (Md.): "Congratulations to President-elect Biden. Everyone should want our president to succeed because we need our country to succeed."
    • Gov. Asa Hutchinson (Ark.): "I expect Joe Biden to be the next president of the United States. It was good, actually, to see President Trump tweet out 'he won.' I think that’s the start of an acknowledgment."
    • Gov. Phil Scott (Vt.): "I want to congratulate President-elect Biden ... we must do all we can to heal our nation."
    • Gov. Chris Sununu (N.H.): "Joe Biden is the president-elect."


    Representatives:


    • Rep. Don Bacon (Neb.): "I believe the handwriting is on the wall that Joe Biden has been elected as the next President."
    • Rep. Will Hurd (Texas): "More unites us than divides us; we can find common ground. I hope the president-elect can embody this."
    • Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.): "Sofia and I extend our congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Our nation deserves two competing parties who can work together when possible, and compete honorably when not."
    • Rep. Paul Mitchell (Mich.): "Congratulations to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris. This election was hard-fought by both candidates and ultimately the voters chose them for the job."
    • Rep. Tom Reed (N.Y.): "We must continue to transparently count and certify all of the American people's votes to its complete conclusion. ... However, out of respect and in deference to the moment, I extend my congratulations to President-elect Biden."
    • Rep. Denver Riggleman (Va.): "Christine and I extend congratulations and well wishes to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris."
    • Rep. Francis Rooney (Fla.): "Congratulations to [President-elect] Biden on a successful campaign. All Americans need to come together to support [President-elect] Biden. Our nation will only be successful if the new admin is."
    • Rep. John Shimkus (Ill.): "Even though I supported his opponent, I wish President-elect Joe Biden well."
    • Rep. Fred Upton (Mich.): "I am raising my hand and committing to working with President-elect Biden and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in Congress."
    • Rep. Don Young (Alaska) wished Biden well, adding: "I call on President-elect Biden to listen carefully to those who did not vote for him."


    Of note: Non-elected Republicans that have acknowledged Biden as the next president include former President George W. Bush, former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and the late Arizona Sen. John McCain's wife, Cindy McCain.

    This post will continue to be updated with additional comments.: The top Republicans who have acknowledged Biden as president-elect - Axios


    * Favorites emerge as Latino leaders press Biden to appoint 5 Hispanics to Cabinet

    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra - The Los Angeles native is reportedly in consideration to lead the Department of Justice (DOJ), which would make him the second Hispanic in history to lead the department, after former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in the George W. Bush administration.

    New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham - Lujan Grisham is the front-runner to lead the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a job she previously held at the state level in New Mexico under former Gov. Bill Richardson (D).

    Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez - He's an alternative to Becerra for the DOJ post, for which outgoing Alabama Sen. Doug Jones (D) is reportedly under consideration.

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti - Garcetti, a top Biden ally, would be a shoo-in for Transportation secretary. But Garcetti said in October “it's more likely than not” that he'll finish his term as mayor, which ends in 2022.

    Alejandro Mayorkas - He's a front-runner for DHS who has reportedly also expressed interest in that post, and someone who could thread the needle between undoing Trump's immigration changes and keeping an eye out for morale among the agency's more than 200,000 workers.

    Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) - Cortez Masto has reportedly expressed interest in a Cabinet post, particularly DOJ, but Biden is unlikely to pluck any more senators than absolutely necessary, although a Nevada Senate vacancy would be filled by Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak.

    Rep. Ruben Gallego - He’s reportedly expressed interest in becoming either ambassador to the United Nations or secretary of the Navy — a step below secretary of Defense.

    Mónica Lozano - The CEO of La Opinión, one of the most influential Spanish-language newspapers in the country, Lozano is reportedly under consideration for the Small Business Administration or an ambassadorship, potentially to Mexico.: Favorites emerge as Latino leaders press Biden to appoint 5 Hispanics to Cabinet | TheHill

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    Georgia recount (hand-count audit completed 11/19/20) - Biden/Harris team win Georgia again.: State audit reaffirms Biden wins Georgia, finds ‘not a thimble full of difference’ in vote count



    Just for fun.

    Marc E. Elias - Georgia Federal Court REJECTS Republican effort to block certification of election results. There are no remaining lawsuits currently pending in Georgia.

    Trump and his allies are now 2-31 in post-election litigation.: https://twitter.com/marceelias/statu...57156400599041 - Trump allies draw Georgia into election conspiracy claims

    Georgia Federal Court REJECTS Republican effort” - A Trump appointed judge."

    2 - 31
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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
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    I know about the one in Pennsylvania... what was the other one?

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    biden knows he needs to walk a very fine line here.....but the time is coming quickly where he's going to have to take a stand.

    i completely understand the concern that a targeted, direct action will cause trump to dig in his heels....but it's worth questioning how much further they can be dug in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I know about the one in Pennsylvania... what was the other one?
    Follow him: https://twitter.com/marceelias


    1. https://twitter.com/marceelias/statu...95343642767360
    2. https://twitter.com/marceelias/statu...61818847326209


    I thought there was also another case they won which allowed the poll watchers to get within 6 feet of the employees counting the ballots and not 10 feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    Follow him: https://twitter.com/marceelias


    1. https://twitter.com/marceelias/statu...95343642767360
    2. https://twitter.com/marceelias/statu...61818847326209


    I thought there was also another case they won which allowed the poll watchers to get within 6 feet of the employees counting the ballots and not 10 feet.

    That was about the election though, not the result.

    Some kind soul is keeping a wiki page of them all.

    Lawsuits related to the 2020 United States presidential election - Wikipedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    Follow him: https://twitter.com/marceelias


    1. https://twitter.com/marceelias/statu...95343642767360
    2. https://twitter.com/marceelias/statu...61818847326209


    I thought there was also another case they won which allowed the poll watchers to get within 6 feet of the employees counting the ballots and not 10 feet.

    Also, he says:

    Here is the only case Trump and his allies have won in the post election. They shorted the time period to cure a small number of rejected mail-in ballots from 9 days to 6 days. At most, it affected a few dozen ballots. They are 1-29 overall.
    AFAIK it's now 1-32.






    Added: Looks there was another case about late deadlines that resulted in another batch of a few uncounted ballots being tossed.

    He's updated his score to 2-33.



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    "Petitioner alleges that these ballots were cast in violation of the Election Code because they do not contain a date penned by the elector on the outer envelope."
    Do you get the impression the judge gave them this one just to shut them the fuck up?


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    ^^I think at the end of the day (yesterday) there were a couple more that team trump lost

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Yet look how many times he and people like Cruz and McConnell and Rubio have been re-elected.
    The electoral system in the US is broken at a fundamental level,it is designed to favor the incumbent ,he he Republican or democtat. which is significant that trump lost. The incumbent has access to the political structure in his district that is willing to accommodate out of fear of recrimination upon his re election,the incumbent has more access to money, his district is re drawn to favor his re election etc. It is a wonder that challenges are ever elected. The business of Comgress, Republican of democrat, is not the business of the people,it is the business of re election.My
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    Lindsey Graham is the biggest boot licker politician I have ever seen, He would kiss up to whoever is in power. The man's word is worth nothing.
    He knows that one tweet from baldy orange loser about his rent boy shenanigans and he's finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    Just for fun.
    Yes, you are a laughable

    Exseptionable even

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    Yes, you are a laughable

    Exseptionable even
    President Joe Biden-giphy-gif

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    Biden will receive @POTUS Twitter account on Jan. 20 even if Trump doesn't concede, company says

    President-elect Joe Biden will receive the @POTUS Twitter handle as soon as he is inaugurated to the White House in January regardless of whether President Trump concedes before then, Twitter announced Friday.

    A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to The Hill that the tech giant is “actively preparing to support the transition of White House institutional Twitter accounts on January 20th, 2021,” which also includes @whitehouse, @VP, @FLOTUS, and a number of other official accounts. The process is being done in consultation with the National Archives and Records Administration.

    Twitter also confirmed that staffers will meet with representatives from the Biden-Harris transition team in the coming months to review how the new administration plans to use its government-related accounts.

    The @POTUS account has more than 32 million followers and will provide Biden with another way to communicate with the public while in office. The current tweets posted during the Trump administration will be archived, and the account will be reset to zero tweets.: Biden will receive @POTUS Twitter account on Jan. 20 even if Trump doesn't concede, company says | TheHill



    Biden’s Popular-Vote Advantage Passes 6 Million: Biden’s Popular-Vote Advantage Passes 6 Million: Election Update - Bloomberg

    up by 6,036,838 votes and still counting

    Someone is playing games again. I posted a landslide gif and it has been changed three times already.: https://i.imgur.com/M44Jcke.gif?noredirect




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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    The current tweets posted during the Trump administration will be archived, and the account will be reset to zero tweets.:
    Thank goodness for that, imagine trying to do it manually?

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    You just know the whiner in chief will file lawsuits to keep his handle

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    You just know the whiner in chief will file lawsuits to keep his handle
    He can keep his handle.

    He just can't keep @POTUS.

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    Trump could've at least left office with dignity. Now all he will be remembered for is his refusal to accept he has lost and his spoilt little boy antics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    He can keep his handle.

    He just can't keep @POTUS.
    Have I shown that I don't use Twitter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Have I shown that I don't use Twitter?
    I use twatter all the time. It's a great way of getting up to the minute news.

    And baiting the baldy orange loser directly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    And baiting the baldy orange loser directly.
    Has he ever replied to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Has he ever replied to you?
    Nah, the fucking wuss.

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