2022 US Election

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Welp it would seem we will see revival of Trumpism in 2023... and possibly 2nd term of Trump in 2024...
Yoon bug and Trump in 2024. .
What a hell.
 

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Welp it would seem we will see revival of Trumpism in 2023... and possibly 2nd term of Trump in 2024...
Yoon bug and Trump in 2024. .
What a hell.
Is this what polls show? At least if Biden collapses in the midterms, he may have some incentive to try to work for a peace agreement in Ukraine, due to projected loss of a mandate (not that he was elected to play the current role in Ukraine in the first place).
 
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At least if Biden collapses in the midterms, he may have some incentive to try to work for a peace agreement in Ukraine, due to projected loss of a mandate (not that he was elected to play the current role in Ukraine in the first place).
Not gonna happen. Even mitch mcconnell wants war to continue.
 

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Whatever he is leader of republican party. Either way most Americans want wars to continue. Especially when Russia is clearly losing.
It's because MAD isn't a thing anymore. It always was "the other side will realize MAD is a thing, so it won't be - we don't need to be cautious at all".
Not sure why China hasn't annexed Taiwan yet tbh, not even many in the US would think it's a good idea to be at proxy or open war with both other major nuclear powers.
 
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It's because MAD isn't a thing anymore. It always was "the other side will realize MAD is a thing, so it won't be - we don't need to be cautious at all".
Not sure why China hasn't annexed Taiwan yet tbh, not even many in the US would think it's a good idea to be at proxy or open war with both other major nuclear powers.
Russia has been barking about nuclear since September. Now we are in November... where is nuke? Russia is playing N. Korea.
 

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It is when you're raping the neighbors. Countries seem to get a taste for it.

Don't worry, every tinpot dictator will probably be able to afford a facial recognition loitering munition fleet in 15 years or so. Right?
 

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US midterms: Pennsylvania court rules to discount some mail-in ballots​

Pennsylvania's top court has ruled that mail-in ballots marked with the wrong date will not be counted.
In a victory for Republicans ahead of the midterms, the court said such votes would be set aside and preserved.
Democrats and Republicans are deeply split on mail-in voting. The issue gained prominence after a surge in the 2020 election caused by the pandemic.
Republicans fear postal voting benefits Democrats, even though data suggests both parties are affected equally.

About 70% of the 1.4 million requests for mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania this year come from Democrats, compared to 20% from Republicans.
After the previous election, then-President Donald Trump condemned mail-in ballots as a "big scam" and baselessly claimed that millions of ballots were sent from abroad as part of a "rigged" election. The former president narrowly won Pennsylvania in 2016 before losing by a slim margin in 2020, prompting some Republicans to claim the election was stolen because of ballot irregularities.

Citing a need for election security, Republicans in October sued to stop undated ballots from being counted.
The six members of Pennsylvania's Supreme Court said that they were evenly split on whether or not discarding ballots marked with incorrect dates violated the federal Civil Rights Act, which makes it illegal to throw out ballots for minor reasons.
  • Follow the BBC's live reporting on the US midterms here. .
It said that state election officials should "segregate and preserve" any ballots that were mailed in undated or incorrectly dated envelopes in case there was a further legal challenge.
It is unclear whether Pennsylvania will appeal against the decision.
Democrats and civil rights organisations have characterised lawsuits aimed at restricting mail-in voting as efforts to restrict votes and potentially tip the scales in tight races.
In the 2020 election, for example, Philadelphia alone recorded 8,300 undated ballots out of a total of 381,000 mail-in ballots,

"We're disappointed," the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania said. "No-one should be disenfranchised for an irrelevant technicality."
So far this election cycle, counties across Pennsylvania have reported receiving 850,000 completed mail-in ballots out of 1.4 million requested, according to the Associated Press news agency.
The state is host to two of the most closely watched races in the US midterms: the gubernatorial race between Democrat Josh Shapiro and Republican Doug Mastriano, and the Senate race between celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman. The latter race could ultimately determine which party controls the Senate.
Pennsylvania electoral officials have warned that it could take several days for the votes to be counted and certified. Legal challenges over mail-in ballots could delay the process further.
Mail-in ballots have also been the focus of lawsuits in a number of other states including Delaware, Wisconsin, Arizona and Illinois.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-63487609
 

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Citing a need for election security, Republicans in October sued to stop undated ballots from being counted.

Love to see the party of small government and individual rights stripping people of the vote because they didn't do all the government red tape properly
 

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Love to see the party of small government and individual rights stripping people of the vote because they didn't do all the government red tape properly
They also want to reject votes who's signatures are not 100% identical to the sigs on the registration form when viewed under a microscope.
Meanwhile, sigs that do meet their threshold for being identical actually would be fake 'cause it is impossible to make every sig you make identical.
 

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I guess Democrats days are over... Time to prepare for Trump 2024...
2024 is going to be hell.
 

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That is what Reagan/Bush Republicans believe. MAGA Republicans are very different.

I recall at least one Republican politician complaining the "media" was far too focused on the war in Ukraine--and this was a few weeks after the initial invasion. And it's obvious that Trump admires Putin. I don't think it's an overstatement to say that Trump wants Putin to win this war.

If you don't live in the US, it's hard to explain just how much of a cult of personality has taken over much of the GOP. MAGA Republicans' stance basically comes down to this: If Trump supports it/likes it, then so do I. It explains why so many Americans think the 2020 election was "rigged", despite there being no evidence of any widespread voter fraud.

Personally, I think financial/military support for Ukraine will start to decline dramatically in January if Republicans take over both houses of congress.

I guess this isn't the thread, but indifferent to Putin winning is not the same thing as wanting him to win. Are there any Trump statements that distinguish between these two things?


Ported over, because (duh) it's easy to do and I should just have quoted them here instead.
Anyway, any smoking guns on his preferences here?
 

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Who is this guy and why would i give a * what he has to say?
He doesn't say much. He gets other people to talk. You should care about what they say. You don't, I know. But you should.
 
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