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Why can't he run from prison?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sun Apr 4th, 2021 at 04:13:40 PM EST
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The US doesn't have one presidential election.  We have 50. The states determine eligibility and many deny convicted felons the right to run for public office.  Thus he wouldn't be on the ballot in those states and in the highly unlikely event he won the popular vote, somehow, he still wouldn't get the Electoral Votes from those states.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sun Apr 4th, 2021 at 04:31:23 PM EST
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They can certainly deny Trump the right to vote. As for running: there is nothing about felons in the Constitution. Nothing has changed since Debs' time? (Beyond the fact that Trump won't come even close to getting a plurality of the Jewish vote....)
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sun Apr 4th, 2021 at 04:46:00 PM EST
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Between the Creel Committee on Public Information and the ascending J. Edgar Hover the progressives in the Democratic Party were pretty much driven out. The most Progressive thing Wilson did was to sign the Federal Reserve Act. The rest of his term in office was largely an eight year serial disaster.

The Committee on Public Safety turned public opinion strongly against Germans, including German Americans, and the Red Scare after WW I, along with the rise of the KKK took care of the Blacks and Jews. Wilson's dismissive attitude towards women alienated the Suffragettes and the imprisonment of Debs further sealed the deal with Socialists.

So there was no need for legislation about running from jail when the most prominent jail-bird was a socialist.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Apr 4th, 2021 at 06:09:45 PM EST
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The states determine who can vote.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Apr 6th, 2021 at 06:02:03 PM EST
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