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• Vivek WHO? (R)
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• Christie Kreme Do'nuts (R)
Marianne (D)
• RFK, Jr (I)
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• Joe face-palm (D)
Literally Anybody Else (N/A)

MOAR POLL SMOKE| 58 percent say they're living paycheck to paycheck, 6 June

About 77 percent said they are at least "somewhat" or "likely" to tune into this year's debates. The first debate is scheduled for June 27
by Cat on Thu Jun 6th, 2024 at 02:41:11 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue Jun 11th, 2024 at 02:35:28 PM EST
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justice.gov | Recorded interview (8.10.23)
BIDEN: I was going to become a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and I was working at the University of Delaware for the Biden School on domestic policy.
HUR: Um-hmm.
BIDEN: And so my objective was to stay engaged in public policy debate and teach. By the way, I taught before, when I was a senator, on Saturdays for a number of years. I taught at Delaware Law School. I taught a course on constitutional law on Saturday mornings. So it was—I wanted to continue that kind of work.
HUR: Understood. So with respect to your professorship and the Penn Biden Center, how much of your time did you anticipate spending on that post-vice presidency?
BIDEN: All of it.
by Cat on Thu Jun 13th, 2024 at 05:36:19 PM EST
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WI total pop (V2023): 5,910,955
W:    86.6%
B or AA: 6.6% (390,123)
H or L:  7.6%

HS: 93.1
BA: 32
AGE > 18: 78%
2022 HH (m): $72K

Milwaukee, WI (V2023) 561,385
W:    38.8%
B or AA: 36.6% (20,546)
H or L:  20.2%

HS: 85.5%
BA: 26.1%
AGE > 18: 74.3%
2022 HH (m): $49K


state ELECTORS: 10

Magical Margin Folklore w/e 22 June
ChatGPT | Black Voters in This City Could Determine 2024.
oFFS. "In Wisconsin, there isn't much margin of error."

by Cat on Fri Jun 21st, 2024 at 03:01:29 PM EST
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Older Black voters need to 'talk some sense' into Trump-inclined children (25.06.24)
Rep. Jim Clyburn (84) is urging African American elders to tell young black voters to cast their ballots for President Biden in November. Clyburn's comments come as polls show Biden struggling with younger black voters and as a growing number of African America men indicate they may support The Don Cheeto. "I know what I had to go through, I know what I saw my parents going through," he said. He added that "the indignities that my mother and my father had to endure so I could be where I'm at today" need to be shared with the younger generation.
Feb 2024 South Carolina Democratic primary highlights: Biden wins | "The president's first comment was, 'What kind of turnout did you have?'"
June 2024 Disappointment and 'depression': Biden's biggest fundraisers watch their advantage vanish | "The challenger shouldn't even be close on the money side, especially a guy who's convicted of felonies."
by Cat on Wed Jun 26th, 2024 at 12:37:02 AM EST
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Newly naturalized citizens could theoretically swing the election, 27 June
if some or all of the country's 7.4 million not-yet-naturalized-but-eligible residents got their citizenship before November. That's unlikely to happen, as the naturalization process for eligible foreign nationals takes roughly eight months from application to receiving a certificate of citizenship.
The researchers found that 574,800 immigrants in Florida are likely eligible to naturalize, while former President Trump's margin of victory there was 371,686 votes. In Texas, the naturalization-eligible population is estimated at 789,500, and the 2020 presidential margin of victory was 631,221. The margin of victory in some battleground states pales in comparison to the number of potential new voters.
by Cat on Thu Jun 27th, 2024 at 09:07:29 PM EST
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OpenAI intelligence pre-bunks months-old online MAGA "training".

eNTitY UPDATE: Le Monde, Prisa Media, The Atlantic, and Vox Media join News Corp and Axel Springer free press simulator.

by Cat on Fri Jun 28th, 2024 at 08:51:19 AM EST
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src: strana
by Cat on Fri Jun 28th, 2024 at 11:37:48 AM EST
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5 Nov 2023

Biden agreed to one more, scheduled 10 Sep. The convention is 19-22 Aug. Ohio delegation might feel especially foolish, if the super-delegates re-arrange the ballot.

by Cat on Fri Jun 28th, 2024 at 05:50:20 PM EST
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sooooo How many Democrats are still standing after the primaries?

How replacing Biden as Democratic nominee would [not] actually work

Right now, Biden is the only candidate for whom those attending the Democratic convention can even vote. He received 99 percent of his party's delegates in the primaries, and Democratic delegates have pledged to back whoever won their state's contest in the first round of voting.
Before the convention opens on Aug. 19, the DNC could change the rules to block Biden, but that would require a level of political support hard to imagine.
A situation unique to 2024 may give party leaders even less time to sort out who will be the nominee than they normally would have. Ohio state law requires its ballot to be certified 90 days prior to the election. This year, that falls on Aug. 7, almost two weeks before the convention starts.
While Biden won the primaries, his support won through those contests cannot be bestowed by Biden on Harris. Harris would instead, at the convention or sooner, compete with other [ejected] potential candidates who might see themselves as stronger candidates than the vice president against presumptive GOP nominee, former President Trump.
archive Hello, Blue State Central Committee system!
According to its bylaws, the DNC has general responsibility for the affairs of the party between national conventions, and those responsibilities include filling vacancies in the nominations for the office of the president and vice president. If Biden exited, there would be a vacancy.
But in an interview with the Associated Press, Elaine Kamarck, a senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, noted the courts have consistently stayed out of political primaries as long as parties running [electoral district maps before "closed" primaries] weren't doing anything that would contradict other constitutional rights, such as voter suppression based on race[, sex, ancestral home, OR felony conviction].
by Cat on Sat Jun 29th, 2024 at 09:12:44 PM EST
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Jake Tapper (L) Dana Bash (R)

by Cat on Sat Jun 29th, 2024 at 12:48:03 AM EST
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DEMOCRATS: The Man Who Wasn't There, 31 July 1944
"The fight, which ranged from the rawest of ward-heel tactics to the most delicate and nimble-witted of manipulations, ended in defeat for the C.I.O. and the Native Radical wing of the Democratic Party."

When Henry Wallace Warned of 'American Fascism'
"In 1943, in the midst of World War II, then-Vice President Henry Wallace gave a speech on racism in Detroit that would ultimately lead to the Democratic Party kicking him off the ticket the following year."

Henry Wallace and the 1944 Democratic National Convention

By 1944, however, the political situation in America had changed drastically from four years prior. In 1940, Roosevelt had threatened to decline the presidential nomination if Wallace was not allowed to be his vice president. The role, however, was considered to be symbolic, and therefore to have a relatively powerless nature. Thus, the conservatives agreed to the demand, and were in support of Wallace.

However, by 1944 Roosevelt's ill health made it likely that whoever was selected would become president upon his death. The stage was set for a competitive and ruthless campaign to secure the nomination.

What Wallace lacked in party support he made up for in popular support. Unbeknownst to many, the Second World War saw more strikes by organized labor than any other time in US history. In 1944, approximately one million workers were on strike all year-round. Wallace had tapped into this demographic and gained the support of these workers.

by Cat on Sat Jun 29th, 2024 at 12:51:45 AM EST
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Clyburn says he's for Harris 'if Biden ain't there', 29 June
Super-delegate Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) said he would support Vice President Kamala Harris taking over the top spot on the ticket.

"I'm a Biden-Harris person, so I'm not getting away from that. I'm for Biden-Harris. I'm going to be for Biden if Harris ain't there, and I'm going to be for Harris if Biden ain't there," Clyburn told tabloid USA Today in an article published Friday.

by Cat on Sat Jun 29th, 2024 at 06:32:37 PM EST
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not-PUTIN! | Behind the Curtain: Biden oligarchy will decide fate
Is the Democratic Party going to deny the nomination to the first woman, the first Black American, and the first South Asian American to be elected V.P.? Hard to see.

The intrigue: We're told Democratic congressional leaders < wipes tears > are one outside [sic] force that could bring pressure on Biden. They're getting calls and texts from panicked lawmakers who fear Biden's weakness could cost the party House and Senate seats in November.

"This is no longer about Joe Biden's family or his emotions," said an adviser in constant touch with the West Wing. "This is about our country. It's an utter f***ing disaster that has to be addressed."

by Cat on Sat Jun 29th, 2024 at 06:55:06 PM EST
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archive Sep 11, 2020
by Cat on Sun Jun 30th, 2024 at 03:29:42 PM EST
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thehill | Biden's difficult debate puts spotlight on Harris (30.06.24)
Harris hit the airwaves to defend her running mate's record and ability to handle the job. "People can debate on style points, but ultimately this election and who is the president of the United States has to be about substance," said Harris, who conceded Biden had a "slow start." The vice president was not asked about, nor did she address, the elephant in the room: US assisted genocide in Ukraine and Gaza? No. That she is the elephant most likely to replace Biden should he step aside.
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latimes | Why replacing Biden with Newsom or some 'mythical perfect Democrat' is unlikely (13.02.24)
Hosts of ABC's "The View" kindled the conversation on Friday in an on-air debate over Biden's candidacy and whether Vice President Kamala Harris or Newsom would be better options for the party. Republican Chris Christie, the former New Jersey governor and former presidential candidate, and other political pundits have suggested Democrats should trade Biden for another candidate. Here are five reasons why Biden is all but certain to remain the Democratic presidential nominee
by Cat on Sun Jun 30th, 2024 at 09:11:04 PM EST
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