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    The republican legislature in Wisconsin is presently trying to ram through bills/laws to effectively neuter the newly elected governor's powers.

    usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/1...

    cbsnews.com/news/wisconsin-legislature-...

    dirty politics

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    This morning, I emailed the following letter to the Democratic Part of North Carolina:

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    Gentlemen:

    Ever since Roy Asberry Cooper III was elected governor of North Carolina, the North Carolina legislature has passed illegal bills to reduce his power. Although the governor HAS vetoed some of the bills, there may still be others that need to be removed. The actions of the North Carolina has also inspired legislators in other states (such as Wisconsin) to take similar action.

    Fortunately, there is a constitutional remedy to counter this blatant abuse of power.

    The link below provides complete information, but the relevant parts are here:

    Recall In some states, state legislators and other state or local elected officials may be removed from office before the expiration of their established terms not only by action of the legislature itself through an expulsion (or for executive officers, through an “impeachment” and conviction by the legislature), but also by the voters through a “recall” election procedure. While an expulsion is an internal authority of legislative bodies incident to their general powers over their own proceedings and Members, recall is a special process outside of the legislature itself, exercised by the people through a special election. Recall provisions for state or local officers became popular in the “progressive movement,” particularly in the western and plains states, in the early part of the 20th Century

    Under Article I, Section 5, clause 2, of the Constitution, a Member of Congress may be removed from office before the normal expiration of his or her constitutional term by an “expulsion” from the Senate (if a Senator) or from the House of Representatives (if a Representative) upon a formal vote on a resolution agreed to by two-thirds of the Members of that body present and voting. While there are no specific grounds for an expulsion expressed in the Constitution, expulsion actions in both the House and the Senate have generally concerned cases of perceived disloyalty to the United States, or the conviction of a criminal statutory offense which involved abuse of one’s official position.

    In the case of North Carolina, a good place to start would be the Senate President and the Speaker of the House, since they have clearly abused their power.

    https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96732/m1/1/high_res_d/RL30016_2012Jan05.pdf

    You should also be aware of the fact that there is a legal precedent for reversing the results of an election when voter fraud was involved. The link below provides more information, but bear in mind that the fraud also involved absentee ballots:

    https://www.nytimes.com/1994/02/19/us/vote-fraud-ruling-shifts-pennsylvania-senate.html

    As a result, it should not be necessary to hold a special election to install Dan McReady as the representative for the 9th district in North Carolina.

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    I mentioned recently that the Wisconsin legislature had just passed some bills that would limit the power of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general.

    This morning, Scott Walker signed them into law.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/us/wisconsin-governor-scott-walker.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

    Wisconsin is one of a handful of states where the legislature meets during the last 2 months of the year. Ominously, Michigan is another one, and they are trying to pull the same nonsense that Wisconsin just did.

    At this point, the incoming Democrats only have one option:

    Sue the bastards.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=what+states+have+full+time+legislatures&rlz=1C1GCEA_enUS826US826&oq=what+states+have+full+time+legisl&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57.8704j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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    The voter fraud commission chaired by Kris Kobach lasted less than a year, and was quietly shut down when the committee could find NO EVIDENCE of voter fraud.

    Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick apparently did not get the news.

    Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) announced in May that he'd be willing to pay up to $1 million as a reward to those who could produce proof of fraud.

    At the outset, this appeared to be unwise. As we discussed last month, the Texas Republican was effectively arguing that he and his party assumed there was widespread fraud, but they couldn't prove it, so he hoped financial rewards would produce evidence Republicans couldn't find on their own. Patrick was basically telling the public, "We can't back up our talking points, so I'll pay you to help."

    But now there's a related problem: Patrick's counterpart in Pennsylvania has uncovered real-world evidence of Trump voters committing fraud, and he wants the Texan to pay up. The Houston Chronicle reported:

    The landscape has to be discouraging for those inclined to believe baseless Republican conspiracy theories about the election. For all the hysterical rhetoric, only a handful of legitimate allegations have been raised, and some involve Republicans casting illegal ballots for Trump on behalf of dead relatives.

    In fact, this is exactly what Fetterman found in Pennsylvania, which is why the Democratic lieutenant governor wants Dan Patrick to pay the reward. (Fetterman has vowed to donate proceeds to local food banks.)

    Fetterman explained to the Chronicle that he's pushing the issue in part to discredit baseless Republican smears against the elections. "While it's undoubtedly and undeniably hilarious these cases involved Trump voters and their dead mothers, it's irrelevant because it documents how truly rare voter fraud is and how impossible it is to truly pull it off," the Pennsylvania said.

    For his part, a spokesperson for Patrick replied, "It is not clear why Lt. Gov. Fetterman continues on this topic since Democrats don't believe in voter fraud — unless it's the Russians."

    https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/texas-dan-patrick-prepared-part-his-1-million-reward-n1252419

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    Republicans have been crying "voter fraud" for a long time. If you plugged in "voter fraud" at the top of the screen you'll see 5 different threads going back to 2012.

    Republicans cried "voter fraud" in 1960, when JFK beat Nixon, and the term was long before that.

    There IS a remedy to this:

    Sue the bastards.

    Dominion Voting Systems just sued Sidney Powell, and a few other people, for insinuating that Dominion's machines were manipulated.

    For weeks, Powell has claimed that Dominion was established with communist money in Venezuela to enable ballot-stuffing and other vote manipulation, and that those abilities were harnessed to rig the election for former vice president Joe Biden. Her claims — though rejected by multiple judges and elections officials — have gained traction with many right-wing voters and with Trump himself.

    In a 124-page complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Dominion said its reputation and resale value have been deeply damaged by a “viral disinformation campaign” that Powell mounted “to financially enrich herself, to raise her public profile, and to ingratiate herself to Donald Trump.” The defendants named in the lawsuit include Powell, her law firm and Defending the Republic, the organization she set up to solicit donations to support her election-related litigation.

    In an interview, Dominion CEO John Poulos said the lawsuit aims to clear his company’s name through a full airing of the facts about the 2020 election.

    Poulos said he would like the case to go to trial rather than settle.

    “We feel that it’s important for the entire electoral process,” he said. “The allegations, I know they were lobbed against us . . . but the impacts go so far beyond us.”

    As Powell’s accusations about Dominion spread after the election, the company’s employees were stalked, harassed and received death threats via email, text and phone: “we are already watching you,” read a text message to one Dominion employee, according to the complaint. “Come clean and you will live.”

    Thomas A. Clare, an attorney representing Dominion who is well-known for litigating defamation cases, said his team filed against Powell first “because she’s been the most prolific and in many ways has been the originator of these false statements.”

    Asked whether Dominion intends to sue Trump, Clare said no one has been ruled out. “We’re going to follow this wherever the evidence leads us.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/dominion-sues-pro-trump-lawyer-sidney-powell-seeking-more-than-13-billion/2021/01/08/ebe5dbe0-5106-11eb-b96e-0e54447b23a1_story.html