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DNC Files Federal Lawsuit

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Democratic Party files lawsuit alleging Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks conspired to disrupt the 2016 campaign

    washingtonpost.com/politics/democratic-...

    I sure hope this lawsuit has some validity, and that my party isn't just spinning their wheels. And, I hope this isn't going to be a distraction going into the midterm elections.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    I hope this gets Democrats fired up leading into the midterms, but I just have a hard time believing this lawsuit will go anywhere in the legal arena and it's likely not going to go anywhere fast.

    Will a Federal judge rule that the DNC has standing to sue a country? I doubt it. Even if the DNC finds one Federal judge to rule in their favor, they have to then convince a Courts of Appeal to agree with them (which is no easy task). And even if, and that's a BIG if, the DNC gets a Courts of Appeal to rule in their favor then the Supreme Court will almost certainly strike it down.

    Their legal argument that Russia forfeited their immunity from legal action because they "trespassed" is unique, but I just don't see our Federal courts allowing it to go forward. However, nothing surprises me anymore, so don't quote me.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Dockadams Wrote:

    Democratic Party files lawsuit alleging Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks conspired to disrupt the 2016 campaign

    washingtonpost.com/politics/democratic-...

    I sure hope this lawsuit has some validity, and that my party isn't just spinning their wheels. And, I hope this isn't going to be a distraction going into the midterm elections.

    What can the DNC win???
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote:
    Dockadams Wrote:

    Democratic Party files lawsuit alleging Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks conspired to disrupt the 2016 campaign

    washingtonpost.com/politics/democratic-...

    I sure hope this lawsuit has some validity, and that my party isn't just spinning their wheels. And, I hope this isn't going to be a distraction going into the midterm elections.

    What can the DNC win???

    Not sure I understand the query.

    I was referring to seats in the senate and the house.

    "The seats up for regular election in 2018 were last up for election in 2012; in addition, special elections will be scheduled if vacancies occur, as has already happened in Minnesota and Mississippi. After the 2016 elections, some state election officials are trying to upgrade voting systems in time for this election.[3]

    The U.S. House of Representatives elections, 39 gubernatorial elections, and many other state and local elections will also be held on this date.

    Republicans can only afford to lose one Senate seat and still have a working majority with the Vice President breaking the tie in their favor. Four of the Republican seats are open as a result of retirements in Tennessee, Utah, Arizona, and Mississippi. Democrats are defending ten seats in states won by Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, while Republicans are only defending one seat in a state won by Hillary Clinton in 2016."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_elections,_2018

  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Unusual step. It surprised me. While I am anxious for millions to be upset by the Russian intrusion. I worry that perception will be somewhat ambiguous. Let's get on the record that we're against what was done.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Dockadams Wrote:
    Chet Ruminski Wrote:
    Dockadams Wrote:

    Democratic Party files lawsuit alleging Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks conspired to disrupt the 2016 campaign

    washingtonpost.com/politics/democratic-...

    I sure hope this lawsuit has some validity, and that my party isn't just spinning their wheels. And, I hope this isn't going to be a distraction going into the midterm elections.

    What can the DNC win???

    Not sure I understand the query.

    I was referring to seats in the senate and the house.

    "The seats up for regular election in 2018 were last up for election in 2012; in addition, special elections will be scheduled if vacancies occur, as has already happened in Minnesota and Mississippi. After the 2016 elections, some state election officials are trying to upgrade voting systems in time for this election.[3]

    The U.S. House of Representatives elections, 39 gubernatorial elections, and many other state and local elections will also be held on this date.

    Republicans can only afford to lose one Senate seat and still have a working majority with the Vice President breaking the tie in their favor. Four of the Republican seats are open as a result of retirements in Tennessee, Utah, Arizona, and Mississippi. Democrats are defending ten seats in states won by Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, while Republicans are only defending one seat in a state won by Hillary Clinton in 2016."

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Sen...

    What can the DNC gain from the lawsuit. Money would have been better spent image building. Not a law suit.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    DNC spending millions to attack Trump who thrives under fire, support builds and numbers grow.
  • Independent
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: DNC spending millions to attack Trump who thrives under fire, support builds and numbers grow.
    Yes, I think it is an wasted effort. Let them support and help the present DNC candidates who are running in the fall instead. Let Mueller do that work and help him to achieve an honest final outcome.
  • Center Left
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    Perez made the Sunday morning tour of weekly news / talk shows. The obligatory equal time. He is not a great spokesperson. Verbatim repeating of the message on each channel. Dynamic or charismatic ? Not our guy. Messaging is not addressed but we don't communicate well.