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"W W News time is 7 11. A 24 year old Rochester Hills Man is expected to be arraigned on felony charges today in Oakland County. Police say the guy's accused of physically attacking a Rochester Hills man at his home on Gerard Street because the homeowner had blue lights on the outside of his house supporting police. Police were called after the assault. They did find the suspect who resisted arrest. He's in the Oakland County jail and has a criminal record in Florida for robbery, Aggravated assault and drug use. The unlock Michigan campaign will file petition the signature is this Friday to put an end to the emergency powers the governor has used during the Corona virus pandemic. W W J LAND. Same surety of Tim's Cubic explains what will happen after that unlocked. Michigan will file a petition signatures on Friday with the secretary of state's office and then that office will count to see if they have enough names to put this issue of stopping the governor's emergency powers before the Republican Legislature, which will likely vote to do just that. Take those powers away. But first things first. Secretary of state Jocelyn Benson says the names have to be counted. And she's going to treat this group just like everybody else for not granting any anyone, regardless of any petitions ending any time of expedited review. Our special treatment or special favors were going to treat everyone, Blake. So will you promise the unlocked Michigan people that you're not going to slow walk this thing to just run the clock? Our elections? I should say the professionals office. We're going to treat this petition just as they would any others. Meanwhile, the attorney general is investigating how these names I gathered and were some of them gathered illegally team screaming wwj NewsRadio 9 50. If Michigan College students are not allowed to attend class in person should they have to pay full tuition for those online courses? Thousands of university students may be on their way to court to find Arab in nine class action lawsuits filed in the state of Michigan, Roberta against you of them. Michigan State, Wayne State, Eastern Western Central Pharaoh State Lake Superior State. Attorney David Think at the Metro area law from Think Breast says they're seeking refunds, intuition and room and board, David Fink says. If you buy a ticket for a live concert, and the performance is being shown on a video monitor, wouldn't you expect a partial refund? He says he understands that university as.
Conviction politics: Floridas disenfranchised felons
"Joe Biden took to the campaign trail in Florida, this week. As a rally for Hispanic voters Mr. Biden emphasized seemed like a eight point. Getting people out to vote. So please. This election. Make your vote her. Through your vote, your voices her. Make a plan to vote has been pointed out. Make your plan to help your community for. But the very act of voting in this year's election has become contentious. President trump has been railing against mailing voting is having little evidence of fraud this whole ballot system where you can send it in. and. It's not even requested. We're not talking about it solicited. They're unsolicited ballots and they're sent in is very dangerous or our country and in Florida a fight over voting rights for former felons could see hundreds of thousands of people disenfranchised. So. In Two thousand eighteen voters in Florida approved a constitutional amendment allowing felons who had served their time except for murderers at certain sex related offenders to vote in elections. After that amendment passed Florida's Republican legislature passed a law saying, that's fine. They can vote but they have to pay back all the fines, fees and restitution costs of their incarceration. John Facile is economists. Washington correspondent. So that's the sort of thing that sounds quite reasonable. Right if you stole one hundred bucks from someone, you gotta pay back what you stole before you can vote but Florida's criminal justice system is unusually reliant on fines and fees from offenders. So you have people who had been convicted of felonies poor people who had to pay fifty dollars to get a public defender or one hundred bucks for some sort of fee to file a complaint. then. You also had fines levied on them that were quite heavy. So I spoke to one woman who was convicted of her part in a fraud scheme that she says was unwitting, but she was ordered to pay back fifty, nine, million dollars and no. One's ever going to be able to do that. I spent time with another young man who was convicted of a felony while he was basically just out of school and it turns out that when he went to registered to vote, he owed four thousand dollars to the county where he was arrested nobody had ever told him. That and other courts allowing this law to stand the courts have let it stand on Friday the last court in Florida weighed in and they've let the stand the court said the fines and fees were part of the criminal sentence. So they couldn't be said to a fully completed their full sentence until they had paid off everything they were told to pay off. So it looks as though almost eight hundred thousand people who thought they would be able to vote may not be able to vote and so is the supreme court likely to weigh in at this point now again? It's probably not going to go to the supreme. Court again, they declined to hear it in July, before that last appeal they declined over the strong objections of Justice Sotomayor who accused her colleagues of continuing trend of condoning disenfranchisement that's in Florida is this happening else? Well, the rules regarding where and how felons can vote changed dramatically from state to state you have some states like for mountain main where people can vote while in. Prison and you have some states like Florida used to be where if you've been convicted of a felony anytime, you never have the right to vote. So it's a Patchwork of laws regarding felony and franchise, but the trend has been over the past decade or so to loosen restrictions rather than strengthen them. But as we've seen in Florida sometimes that involves bats lighting sometimes the loosening isn't as loosened practice as it appears it should be. Felons aside, how easy or hard is it in general for people who exercise their right to vote in America? It's harder than I think it should be it's harder than most people think it should be it used to be the case that the Voting Rights Act which was passed in nineteen sixty five required jurisdictions with a history of voter discrimination. To submit any changes to how they conduct elections to the Justice Department in two, thousand, thirteen, the supreme court basically gutted it. The Voting Rights Act they said that requirements should no longer apply since then around seventeen hundred polling places have closed and previously covered jurisdictions, the largest numbers were in Texas Arizona and and most of those places are in heavily minority district. There's also the problem of long lines often what I found that I was recovering Super Tuesday in Texas before everything shutdown is that in suburban precincts. White it was much easier to vote than in inner city precincts, which were which were heavily African American of the Tino. In two, thousand, sixteen around half a million voters failed to cast ballots at their polling places because of problems at those polling locations. So I think people tend to think of voter suppression as as physically keeping people away from the polls that really doesn't happen. What does happen is that the exercise the franchise is likely to be much more onerous if you're a non white than if you're white, are we seeing any of those problems this round this time round for the election that's coming up. Yeah. We saw them in full force in Wisconsin in their primary earlier this spring in April. Shortage of poll workers as much of America does as result, they're only five precincts total in the city of Milwaukee, which is the state's biggest city in which had one hundred, eighty precincts in two, thousand sixteen. There are a lot of places that are really concerned about having enough poll workers to have all the polling place that should be open poll workers tend to be retirees, which puts them at high risk of Covid, and so a lot of them understandably don't WanNa come out and and sit in the crowded place for long hours. But there's a fear that this shortage of poll workers is GONNA lead to a lot fewer polling places in there should be. Perhaps. It's a naive question but why would anyone want to make harder for people to vote? So there are those who say that because Republicans are so dependent on older white voters who tend to be the most reliable voters that is in their interest to make it harder for non white and young voters to vote. Donald Trump. When he was talking about expanding postal voting essentially gave the game away. He said they had things levels of voting that if you ever agree to it, you'd never have a republican elected in this country again. So it seems as though Republicans rather than trying to appeal to as many voters as possible regardless of race color creed or. Are really trying to tailor the electric to best suit themselves. What about voting by mail something that would seem obvious into pandemic but that's been hugely divisive. This round hasn't it. Yeah Donald Trump has been inveighing against it, which is odd because there's a ton of research that shows that voting by mail tends to improve turnout but not for any particular political party more recently, he has been encouraging his supporters to vote by mail I. Think he has got nervous that if Democrats vote by mail and huge numbers and Republicans don't vote by mail at all then this may lead to an imbalance in the results that doesn't favor him. There have been polls that have showed that as many as fifty percent of Democrats, more plan to vote by mail whereas only one in five Republicans do you can imagine it sort of pandemic situation in red states where Republicans don't want to go to the polls but think that voting by mail is corrupt is now trying to walk back some of the damage you may have caused. How do all these trends impact the election this year? Do you think John? I think that between the president inveighing against the election warning that it's going to be rigged concerns about foreign interference. There is an alarming number of Americans people on both sides of the aisle who thinks that this year's election won't be free and fair I. Think there are concerns that people may be less likely to vote and that once they vote, they'll be less likely. To accept the results of the elections that is going to lead people to lose faith in democracy itself for those who do want get the vote out what are they doing about it? Well, people can check their registration status early, they could make sure that their friends and neighbors are all registered. I think there's a lot of worry among Democrats because traditional touch points that. They use to register voters you know the DMV or college voter registration drives those aren't happening now because of the pandemic and there are fears that young people are not registering at the numbers they should be. But for Florida's felons, there have been organizations that are working to pay off fines and fees almost four million dollars have been raised so far. Bloomberg who had been. Running for president said, he will spend one hundred million dollars of his own money to help Joe Biden win in. Florida. I think there's there's a hope that some of that will go to paying off fines and fees, but unfortunately, it looks like whatever happens not everyone who thought that they would be eligible to vote will, in fact, be eligible to vote this fall in Florida.
"republican legislature" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"This may you're completely and totally clueless right just like you have a myriad of gun laws that made it illegal for this career criminal to have a firearm in to use it and to shoot that off duty police officer and he didn't care about those gun laws my guess is you could pass all the gun laws that you wanted and it wouldn't change the fact that you had some idiot at the fire works on Madison on Saturday night who decided to shoot the gun my guess is when they catch the guy number one it's going to turn out the gun was illegally owned it's gonna turn out that the gun was illegally possessed and it's certainly true that the gun was illegally used by shooting it and yet the mayor all this is the Republican legislature for you know advancing reckless gun laws my guess is if they catch the person that did this you will find that he or she was in violation of probably at least a half dozen or more gun laws and it didn't discourage him all right is it fair to blame Republicans in the legislature for reckless gun laws or is this well maybe you need to look inside and maybe maybe this is one where you know we we have to concentrate more on getting the bad guys off the street for one four seven nine nine one six twenty she uses this incident to take a cheap political shots at the Republicans in the legislature I think it is number one misguided and number two shameful we discuss don't go anywhere John Wagner.
After massacre, Virginia governor takes on Republican legislature over gun control
"Democratic governor Ralph north said Tuesday, convene a special session in the Republican controlled legislature to implement new gun control measures in the wake of last Friday's mass shooting that saw twelve people die. Plus the gunman at a municipal building in Virginia Beach. It was the deadliest mass shooting so far this year, north and says he'll call for laws, including universal background checks, a ban on salt weapons, and greater local authority to regulate firearms this week. Hymns tragedy, as well as the tragedies that happen every day across Virginia. Must instill in us a new level of urgency to act. I will be asking for votes and laws, not thoughts and prayers.
"republican legislature" Discussed on Buzz Burbank News and Comment
"The groundwater beneath it, it gets into us through our food and water, and a new study says round up maybe linked to liver disease specifically, it's the life assay in roundup, which also happens to be the chemical that makes it so affective against weeds. The research continues at the university of San Diego. The more liver disease. They find the more glyphosate. They find earlier this month, a jury in California awarded millions of dollars in damages to a couple who said their long term exposure to round up gave him non Hodgkin lymphoma. They were diagnosed just days after the EPA had published a conclusion that blind for say poses no risk the public health. Life of Saint, is the most widely used herbicides in the US. It was patented by Monsanto, which is now owned by aspirin maker bear. Other we'd update North Dakota has quietly decriminalized marijuana taking jail off the table for folks caught with a half ounce or less penalties for bigger amounts were also reduced. North Dakota's Republican governor signed the Bill without fanfare, and the Bill had only narrowly passed the Republican legislature. In fact, the governor signed it in the midst of signing more than fifty bills passed in the states latest legislative session. So no one would notice the new law goes into effect August. First. When jeopardy host Alex, Rebecca announced he had stage four pancreatic cancer word quickly, spread that patients in his situation have only nine percent chance of survival after five years, the seventy eight year old travek went ahead with the treatment and went ahead with the show playing down his cancer as best he could. He now says he is in near remission with tumors shrinking by more than fifty percent. Although he's played down the severity of his condition. Trebek's says the chemo has hammered him with bouts of deep deep sadness. The movies Black Panther and ventures. Endgame were both filmed in Georgia, but Disney CEO, Bob Eiger says the company may not be filming in Georgia anymore. If it goes ahead with his abortion ban. Disney's live action. Aladdin is the top movie in theaters this week, taking more than eighty six million dollars. The latest, John wick is second with nearly twenty five million. Get your tickets right here by clicking the fandango link at buzzed Burbank dot com..
Alabama Governor signs bill making abortion criminal
"Alabama's governor signed into law, the most restrictive abortion Bill in the country, and your total ban on all abortions in the state under the new law. Doctors who perform abortions could face up to ninety nine years in prison. The reaction from democratic presidential candidates has been swift and fierce one of the laws, most vocal opponents is New York, Senator and twenty twenty presidential candidate Kirsten gillibrand. The tweeted that the abortion bands recently passed an Alabama and Georgia represent. And I'm quoting the greatest threat. Reproductive freedom in our lifetimes. Senator gillibrand is heading to Georgia tomorrow. But I you joins us here on three. Sixty Senator thanks for being with us. You wanna fight this. But what exactly can you do on the congressional level? I mean, this is solely decision for the courts at this point, isn't it? I think I can lead a movement, and a fight across this nation for women's reproductive freedom. This is an all out assault state after state over thirty. Nine efforts in this country to undermine women's reproductive freedoms, President Trump intends on overturning Roe v. Wade, he's made it clear, not only in his campaign, but as president, and that's what these Republican legislatures are doing across this country. This is something. We're gonna have to fight back on. And I will lead that fight Justice Cavanaugh during his confirmation hearing, he said that he would respect the quote important precedent of Roe v. Wade do you believe he'll do that? If and when this case and cases from other states make their way to the supreme court because that a lot of times, people who are waiting to get confirmed. Give a statement that kind of oblique it could be read in different ways. I think his statement was dishonest and disingenuous. But the American people are watching, and if he lied under oath in those hearings that's gonna be problematic. So I hope the American people and American women everywhere will hold this president accountable, and we'll protest these extreme. Decisions by legislatures and governors being signed into law there. Criminalizing a woman's right to make a decision about her body her. Reproductive freedom. How many children, she'll have when she will have children, and it is literally turning back the clock on settled law. This is not something, the American people support over seventy percent of American American people support, reproductive freedom and support the precedent of Roe v. Wade, the fact of the matter, as you said, is that this is not any surprise. President Trump made it very clear as a candidate. He wanted to overturn this. He won the presidency in part because his supporters wanted him to appoint conservative justices to the supreme court, potentially peeling Roe v. Wade if it came down to it. So I mean couldn't win argue that this is the will of the people at least to a certain degree. Well, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by three million votes. So I wouldn't say that. And if you ask. Ericans today. Do you believe in the precedent of Roe v? Wade and giving women basic human rights and civil rights to make decisions about their health their wellbeing their bodies and life or death medical decisions. They believe women should have that right? So we know where the American people stand on this, and that's why we have to lift up the voices of people in Georgia people in Alabama, women who will suffer under these new laws and make sure that their voices are heard, and I will lead this fight across the country. If I'm president, I will make sure that there is not a judge or Justice, who was appointed by me, a who will not Opole the precedent of Roby row. We've Robie Wade, and the truth is, I will guarantee that no matter where you live in this country in all fifty states, that a woman will have access to safe legal abortions and other reproductive care services. That Republican legislators are so intent on denying one litmus test for supreme court justices and Roe v. Wade would be one of those limits does I do. And I do because President Trump and Senator McConnell, have changed all the rules when it comes to appointing justices, when Mitch McConnell decided that President Obama was not entitled to his supreme court Justice, where America Arlen was denied a hearing vote. They changed the rules. President Trump has made clear. He's had a litmus test, and frankly, I believe in precedent settled law.
"republican legislature" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"But on the notion that his executive leadership from outside of Washington is precisely what's needed to address the failures of Washington leadership over the last many years, and he says he's history of working with a Republican legislature gives him the ability to to bring people together, by the way, not terribly dissimilar in terms of some of that approach that we heard from Jay Inslee, the other governor that just got in. So now we are entering a phase where the governors are starting to get in. Into this race. And it has been a long truism in American politics. And I realized that both Donald Trump and Barack Obama defied this. But if you look at Carter Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W Bush, you know, four of our recent presidents all had gubernatorial experience that they brought to the Oval Office, and it was widely seen for a long time in presidential politics that that really was pardon the pun a Trump card that voters really understood that executive leadership in a state and how it applies in. And of course, it allowed a lot of those candidates who had come from the gubernatorial ranks to really run against Washington. Never an unwise thing to do higgin loopers clearly going to try that as well. Jay Inslee as we talked about last week really leaning into climate change Hickenlooper. Of course, trying to push a broader a array of issues, but even less about the issues and more about this notion of the ability to bring people together and get stuff done. I want you to hear a couple of different snippets of his announcement video. So I'll play one I hear is John Hickenlooper rolling out his campaign this morning, I'm John Hickenlooper on running for president because we're facing a crisis. That threatens everything we stand for is a skinny kid with coke bottle losses in a funny..
"republican legislature" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"What had looked like a razor thin victory for an upstart? Republican in North Carolina's ninth district has become a giant mess going all the back to the primary. People also started raising questions about Mark Harris's narrow victory there. So the North Carolina elections board opened an investigation that board has the power to order a do election. If they decide that's what's needed in the board. Ultimately scheduled a public hearing on the allegations for January eleventh. But here's the thing about the North Carolina border elections when North Carolina voters ousted the state's Republican governor in two thousand sixteen an elected democrat ROY Cooper, the Republican legislature pulled a surprise move to try and strip the. Incoming democratic governor of his powers at the play being tried by Republicans and other states were Democrats won statewide this year, but North Carolina Republicans were kind of pioneers of this strategy back in two thousand sixteen democrat gets elected governor take away power from the governor's office and one place Republicans took away ROY Cooper's power was by creating a new and different state board of elections. That Cooper would have less control over that has Republican predecessor and ever since they did that at the end of two thousand sixteen Cooper and the Republicans in the state legislature have been battling in court over whether that new GOP created elections board is constitutional and the upshot of this court battle over Republicans democracy defying power grab two years ago. Is that just now today a court order the state elections board dissolved so right in the middle of this investigation into this still up in the air congressional race less than a week before the new congress convenes in Washington as of. Noon today. There is no more North Carolina State board of elections. And as that board goes up in smoke the position of Mark Harris and the North Carolina Republican party appears to have solidified into outright opposition to any further investigation. Even though earlier this month, they were expressing concern about fraud and saying they were open to new election today, North Carolina Republicans are demanding that Mark Harris be seated in the new congress next week saying that he was duly elected. And that there will never be a new election. Governor Cooper nounce today that he will appoint an interim board of elections to continue the ninth district investigations Republicans said that they would refuse to participate with prompted Cooper to send this letter to the chair of the state Republican party today saying basically, you can't tell me what to do quote. The governor's lawyer writes their governor will not be impeded from exercising. His duties under the to take care of the laws are faithfully execute. It the governor will also not permit your obstructionist tactics to stall an ongoing investigation. One is compelled to conclude that you are withholding your nominations and encouraging people not to serve solely for the purpose of impeding and obstructing the ninth congressional district investigations, unquote. Maybe Republicans in North Carolina were hoping that if they create enough chaos and got the investigation stopped and doubled down their candidate been seeding, Mark Harris, and the new congress would start to seem like kind of a foregone inevitable conclusion. Well, that is not what's happening. If the Mr. Harris is not certified as the duly fairly legally elected member, we would certainly oppose his seating on as I understand it that that verification is not come. In fact, Republican leaders in North Carolina have said that there is substantial question as to the validity of the outcome of the general election. That's in court now, as you know, it we'll see what the court does a, but it is clear apparently from all sides that there was fraud committed by certain participants in the administration of the election..
"republican legislature" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"Enron's around the November election results in Wisconsin, Republican legislatures approved a set of bills that essentially what strip some power from the newly elected governor and attorney general why you might ask. Well, the newly elected governor Tony Iverson, the newly elected attorney general just call our newly elected Democrats, the newly defeated two term governor Scott Walker has indicated that he does plan to sign the bills that would among other things give the Republican legislature control over some major appointments and reduce early voting which tends to benefit the Democrats Wisconsin down to two weeks across the lake in Michigan. The Republican legislature is taking similar steps against the incoming democratic governor and attorney general there is well now this has happened before and many a legislature Democrats. In fact, I've done this in the past two Republican governors in lame duck sessions in other states joining me now from the state capital of Madison, Wisconsin, incoming democratic governor Tony governor elect welcome to meet the presser. Morning chuck. How are you today? I'm okay. Let me start with this. You said you were going to personally lobby governor Scott Walker the outgoing governor whom you defeated to veto this legislation. How those talks Don have you met with them? I communicated with governor Walker over the telephone a few days ago and laid out my position that vetoing the legislation was going to be an important thing. Not only for make sure that our our what happened last November the vote of the people Wisconsin is actually upheld. And we're putting people in front of politics, but also just bad legislation. And I made that made that pitch, and he was non-committal, I know publicly he's said another arenas that he plans to sign most or all of it. So I'm not particularly encouraged at this point in time. But it's it's around Scott Walker's legacy. He he has the opportunity to change us and actually validate the the will of the people that voted on November six did you negotiate with them? Did you say, you know, what look I know x is really important to you. I get that. But what's with y and z here was there. A did you go to? Say look, I I really think this part is just crazy please veto that if you want to keep this. I get it. I talked about a few areas that are really important that actually Republican business leaders have talked about that would take away power imply implicate and and make make economic development much more difficult in the state of Wisconsin. But the the entire thing is a mess. It's a hot mess and. I believe that. He should be towed. The entire package, in fact, at least three or four the pieces that are in there. Now, he has vetoed previously. And so it makes no sense to me. You know, he's he's been a longtime public servant. And and I and he he he has a legacy here. So we're we're hopeful that he will veto the whole thing. I'm curious after you were elected and quickly. We heard word that the Republican speaker in the Republican majority leader in the legislature. There were considering these bills. Did you reach out to them personally before the bills started going, and and if you did what was that conversation like? Well, I I met with a Robert Voss speaker much before those words that rumor came down the bike go. I haven't had a chance to talk immediate was last minute. As one of these. Here's a rumor. And here's here's the bills that have been worked on for several months. But you know, if Scott Walker. He didn't won this election, which Scott Walker at won this election. We wouldn't be sitting here. Talking to your today. Is there any party, you know, one of the things that the speaker said he goes, well and hindsight, maybe we gave the governor too much power take the partisan hat off a minute. All right. I know that that perhaps many people read that comment tongue in cheek. But do you believe he's right? Well, there are things in that Bill that really had nothing to do with giving Scott Walker anything. So I don't agree with that. We we have balanced power in the state of Wisconsin legislature. And both sides are Republican. I'm a democrat Turney generals have democrat go I view this as completely different than the, Robin. Voss? Boy, is that is that it we are trying to invalidate the will of the people the people Wisconsin voted for me because they knew that I was for good schools and good transportation system and good healthcare. They didn't they didn't. They didn't elect me to fight over administrative powers in the in in the state of Wisconsin, visa view, the Republican majority. Now, I think this this this gets us off to bad start. I I think it's a mistake. But we'll continue working to get the people Wisconsin to convince Scott Walker to think about his legacy and made sure that he. Vetos language democratic congresswoman Gwen Moore said the following the legislatures who injured near this cou their actions amount to a smash and grab hijacking of the voters. Will you think coups the right word here? Well, it's always it seems it seems strong. But the fact of the matter is as I just said if Scott Walker had won this election, and he did not I did we wouldn't be sitting here. Talking about this today. We wouldn't we wouldn't be talking Scott Walker wouldn't be sitting here talking about. Jeez. They're they're trying to they're trying to balance the power here. So no, I think is directly related to to a win by a democrat. And that'd be me. And we we need to we need to have this. We need to have this vetoed. One of their rationales has been well governor elect Everts margins all came from two city's Madison and Milwaukee. We have to represent the rest of the state. What do you say to that charge? And more importantly, you want a very narrow election. How do you? How do you reach across this divided state at this point. It would have been a lot easier without this legislation. I'll tell you that I have reached my president job as state superintendent. That's a statewide elected position and ivory Tsukasa Allen, all all all numbers of issue. So that's part of my d DNA. I'm an educator. So I I always try to find common ground, and I'll continue to do that going forward. This. This makes them more difficult, but I wanted to election anyway, you slice that I won the election and actually narrowed some of the the the votes out state, and I've won a lots of those counties downstate passed. So I am the governor. I will be the governor of the state of Wisconsin I'll represent and if he doesn't veto this legislation. Do you plan to sue you really think you have standing? All all all issues are on the table. I I'm not making any promises one way or the other. But we're looking at all issues all options of the table. I need to stand up for the people who -sconsin there's two point six million people that voted in this last election, and they expect me to do that. So I'm going to we're going to pursue this governor elect Tony adverse democrat from Wisconsin. Thanks for coming on sharing your views. Good luck. When you take when you actually take. All right. When we come back. The one issue on which Democrats are thinking like Republicans.
Wisconsin Democrats look at legal options on lame-duck bills
"In order to ram through a series of measures that that basically decapitate the executive branch and give the legislature itself powered over an enormous number of things, whether it's agencies, whether it's making the attorney general come to the legislature, and specifically to a committee with a Republican dominated committee within the legislature. To get permission to pursue lawsuits. Whether it's settlement money potentially in in lawsuits, that's all controlled by the legislature now and then limiting early voting which is very significant because Wisconsin had record turnout in two thousand eighteen and because of early voting which the legislature had tried to cut off and then a federal judge intervened and said, no it's unconstitutional. There were enormous numbers. Wisconsin citizens who voted early and the legislature is now in both houses have passed this that they need to get together on it. But they have limited early voting to two weeks. So instead of six weeks as it was here in Dane county, where we had presidential level turn out. They're going to have two weeks. Again. It's just an effort to suppress the will of the people and to concentrate power in the state legislature. Well in terms of the limits on the governor's appointment powers. Could you get some? Go into some of the specifics of what is actually happening with some of these agencies some of them, they're actually packing with more members that the legislation would have say over. Yes. So for example, the Wisconsin economic Development Corporation, which has replaced the Commerce Department under governor Scott Walker. It's a scandal. Played agency that hands out gifts to corporations that promise to create jobs. The legislature has taken away the governor's power to appoint the head of that agency. They're still working this out. It's still needs to be signed by Scott Walker. But this is where they're going. And there was debate on it as they walked into the studio, they they plan to pack the board so that until September. And this is the recent redo this as a four o'clock this morning, they plan to pack the board with Republican chosen members. So that the governor can appoint the head of the board anymore and the Republican legislature controls the makeup of the board after September. They say it will be balanced there'll be chosen by legislators from the Democratic Party and the Republican party. But they are what they are fundamentally doing is undoing Tony Everts campaign promise to get rid of this agency altogether because it is. Handed out tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer money to corporations that have failed to create jobs. I was Foxconn as well. The ex-con Foxconn, which is a big. Yeah. It's a big company that our state has given an enormous amount of subsidy money to and really is was a major issue in the campaign because it's a gigantic subsidy for this corporation that is not creating a lot of jobs and hiring people actually from Illinois. To make big split screens. I will probably be obsolete shortly. There are a number of corporations that have received tens of millions of dollars from the state of Wisconsin. In this Bill that the legislature is pushing through right now, they remove the requirement that those corporations even demonstrate that they're creating jobs that was a requirement that they were failing to meet, and it's the reason that the public is. So so up in arms against this Wisconsin, Economic Development Board, it's going to continue to exist. The Republicans are going to pack the board. And now they're gonna take away the requirement that the corporations they give money to taxpayer money to even show that they're doing anything in exchange for that money, Foxconn Welby be the reason why the governor of Wisconsin stop Scott Walker lost. I mean, the touting of Foxconn coming to Wisconsin.
"republican legislature" Discussed on Other Side of Texas
"And they won't know for. Sure, right. What does it mean though for a Republican legislature that the appellate courts are blue? Well, you know, there are four courts in particular that got swept out by Democrats are now have either all Democrats or democratic majorities the fifth quarter of the Piel in Dallas the first and eleventh courts in Harris County and the third quarter. The peels here in Travis county anelle start with that last one because the third quarter of appeals, you know. They're all over the state, and you can take these cases wherever you go. But there if something comes out of a state agency, a new set of rules, new tax law, a new insurance enforcement anything like that. It goes to the third quarter of appeals. And so that's an important court. If you're involved in administrative law, if you think that there's a difference between the democratic judges rule in the way Republican judges rule, then you know, that might be of some concern to you the same thing occurs in the Harrison Dallas courts, except they're not really administrative law courts as much as they hear a lot of business case, I hear a lot of business versus business, and you know, worker's comp cases and all kinds of things like that. And the Republicans had a hold on them for a long time to have a lot of really good judges some not so good judges who've been on those courts, but regardless of whether those judges were good or not gonna to your point voters voted him out because they were in a democratic frame of mind. So it could become a greater check on the legislature. Well, it might. I mean, you know, it depends on the extent of what you think democratic judges are different from Republican jet is I can tell you that the some of the business groups, you know, Texans for lawsuit reform, and some other groups like that are pretty worried about this because they thought that the Republican judges that were elected were the better choices. And now they've got a concern with democratic judges on some of biggest courts and state. Well, Ross I'm gonna give you kudos earlier you said controller in not comptroller, Glenn Hager. So get more bonus points here is if you needed more on the program reading guttering that bell right to make a big deal of it. But. What Bob Bullock used to? He used to tell people he was controller. They didn't pronounce correctly needed to go work in a new office. At least when biography is that right? Gotta get the buses title writing. All right. Well, you are the boss at Ross Ramsey foam there on Twitter Ross. Thank you for the time. As always let me always buzzer. Your quick take right? Quick. This Bill by Lau Larsen to revive the robbery. He's about to be on the program, your take on reviving the rivalry between you TNA him in mandating it from the legislature. You know, they're both. They're both state institutions and the legislature telling agencies what do would be nothing new just weird that these two state agencies happened to have football teams. Do it. I mean, it's lettuce. You know, they might be of a mind security. No, it's a it's a great long, Texas tradition. It's great rivalry. You know, you don't want to get rid of the tech, Texas games. You don't wanna get rid of the Texas Texas AM game. So I'm not go anywhere. But it'll give him something, you know, to fight about other than parting, lex. Well. My thing is always been any was glad to get out of the big twelve not because they were frayed to Texas. But because of what Texas Tech could done to them in the decade previous. But I won't get into that if follow again and Ross Ramsey on Twitter. Thank he's always Ross the care, man. All right. We're gonna get off in getting into a break at quickey break here and get back in with our friends Lau Larsen Greg into UT Zane him. I know they're aggies and longhorns. Listen, this is me thrown you bone for having to listen to my monologue on Texas Tech see here about nine. Your thoughts. Eight.
"republican legislature" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"So I thought that was a fair question that was posed over the weekend. I want to take just a couple of minutes here to remind us conservatives offs Republicans that as as damaging as a lot of the results were just six days ago act ten. Isn't going anywhere. One more note on that. Thank goodness. Governor walker. In the Republican legislature? Did it the right way not through the equivalent of executive order. They passed the law. Got it on the books in. It's been upheld, thankfully, due to a Republican majority on the Wisconsin supreme court because we all know what happened in the lower courts, especially after act was passed now compare and contrast that to what happened in the first few days of the Trump administration after he took over for Brock Obama. Because for six years under the Obama administration so much legislation got through due to executive order. He didn't have control over the Senate anymore. In congress. All that was able to be undone. Once there was a new president and the White House in this case, President Trump because so much of the rules and laws that were passed were the executive order all undone just like that if act ten we're done the same way. The likelihood of continuing now that there's going to be a new governor and governor from the opposing party. We wouldn't be having this conversation right now. That's for sure. I'm Dave Michelson for Daniel Donal. You're listening to NewsTalk eleven thirty w I s n. You.
"republican legislature" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Montana, but they only have ninety four percent in and people smarter than me say tester will pull that out. We'll keep you posted on that. So it looks like fifty four forty six for the Republicans in the Senate Judiciary is saved the constitution is preserved and the Democrats are running for president. And joining me now, Shane Goldmahcer of the New York Times. He has their New York Times cheat metro correspondent at Shane Goldmahcer, the nicest profile of me ever. And therefore, I've always liked shaney can do whatever he wants. After the nice national journal piece on me, but Shane how do we look up in New York tonight? What what happened up there with Cuomo and gillibrand in the state legislature, New York City what what's the takeaway from New York? There may not have been a Blue Wave in every part of the country. But there certainly was in New York last night at the state level. The Republicans were just wiped out of the state legislature. Believe it or not the state Senate for all three years in the last century odd, much stiffer sixty three members of the upper body and eat the Republicans and had thirty Spacey's a tie that a one majority thirty one Republicans one democrat decided within eight of the thirty one Republicans appeal on track to lose this morning. Wow. And they lost. Yeah. A complete real wise out from this had been the Republican party in power in New York for decades. And they also appear on track to loss congressional races. Three the nine seats in New York and every Republican in New York, fared poorly in congress. They won Peking one by the narrowest marching in decades for him. No Republican in New York. Even in the most rural north country district, which is a pretty rural place, very Republican sort of leaning, demographically, no one got fifty percent in any of these seats. So it was a rough night in Donald Trump's home state. I gotta say New York and California went from blue to to cobalt blue. And here's the question on my. If you're Jeff Bezos, and you are about to make the decision HQ two and the Wall Street Journal reporting half of it's going to queens half of it's going to Arlington Virginia. I think you pull back from New York because honest to goodness that legislature is going to be as crazy as California's. And that is going to be all the deals they did de Blasios promised them. They can't deliver that without the Republican legislature. Come through you got. I'll betcha they elected a lot of, you know, they call them progressives. I call them left-wing lunatics. What do you think that they did they punt Amazon HQ two point two yesterday? I doubt it a definite here. Into Cuomo of quitting powerful says year, and he has lots of thoughts of money his disposal. Reliably. Business democrat now much chagrin of many Democrats in his own party a lot of money. He's giving away to for companies to keep them in the state with a frankly a early next record. But certainly he's in favor of giving away and incentive businesses to come to New York. So in terms of the twenty twenty presidential campaign, you've got to potential candidates Aaron Cuomo gillibrand how did they fare last night in terms of positioning. I mean, you could argue you have a third with Michael Bloomberg buying television ads. Right. Promoting himself hallway that's right country house races and a fourth could Cory Booker. Is in the market is northern jersey. So it's a crowded space here. Let's basically didn't spend any money on her reelection and won by very wide and comfortable margin and functionalist saving money for presidential campaign. Andrew Cuomo has been more specific he said, there's no way he's running for president people. Don't completely believe him. I reported recently. Did he basically Joe Biden komo's out he's one of the Democrats most prominent governors the country massive fundraisers one hundred million dollars career. But if Joe Biden doesn't run looking he's sort of I get things done types of governor. And he's gonna look around and see the Democrats wanting to the last minute he might consider looking at this. And then the centre-left again as I talked about he's been a fairly business friendly democrat. That's not the brand that the Democratic Party nationally has been moving towards, but it says, you know, what's interesting about that Senate result that also means redistricting in New York will be a bloodbath for Republicans. It has it has a lot of potential to, you know, this is Egypt the seats that the Democrats won. Despite the fact that Republicans drew the lines of themselves in the last decade now as we've seen across the country last night. I think this is been under afforded. In all of these states were Democrats are making gains Republicans gerrymander districts after twenty ten makes them safe for themselves. You're now eight years later demographically in a state like Texas, so long time. So. That's exactly right. Negative twenty twelve but they are no longer safe. Two thousand eighteen now the good news is Texas and Florida will be rejected as well to help Republican as well, Ohio. The dewine win was so big with regard to this. But the New York has always had a player. Can't I can't. I can't agree with you, Hugh. I hard to argue that gerrymander is good for anybody in any state if he ended it a gerrymandering I'ma constitutionalists. That's what the framers intended. They wanted political people to do this. And then to force the didn't want one man, they didn't want we've had constitutional law for fifty years that everyone's got to have the same number of people want one party running the show because they knew vision parties at that time. They believed in disproportional representation in order to compromise to advance faction against faction. And so if New York gets gerrymandered and California gets gerrymandered blue and Florida and Texas get hearing mannered red and Pennsylvania's blue in Ohio is right. It all works out, Massachusetts, Gary mannered forever. I don't complain about that. Shame. Well, I think Massachusetts every seats every seat solidly democratic at this point so hard to do the anyway, I would just say that large. I don't think it's. For the electorate in in any particular state. And even if it all means that every state ends up with safer systems and wash nationally. I don't think the voters benefits that we we can agree to disagree. We can agree to disagree with my wife, and I say, perhaps, you're right. Whenever we know that the other person is wrong. We always say, perhaps, you're right. I am now also looking at a Donald Trump your New Yorker. So you're you cover New York. Now, he's the happiest each is popping corks. He gets to run against Nancy Pelosi. He gets judges through. He's got at least fifty four senators were waiting on Montana might have fifty five. He's got Lindsey Graham with the gavel Mitt Romney comes to town to go on foreign relations. It's a much more conservative Senate without corker and flake. There's an single credentialed. Trump critic left in the Senate though Romney may take on that job. What do you think Donald Trump is thinking about twenty twenty tonight? Shane goldmahcer. Know, I think that the voices that were most important for him in twenty twenty aren't the ones you just mentioned. I think they're the governorships of Ohio and Florida he he polarized racial is this election and a lot of wage and the Republicans won in the states, especially in Florida. This is sort of the critical. Swing state. This is a high turnout midterm, and then, you know, shockingly, high turnout midterm and the candidates heath act one there so governor for US Senate, and and that has to be concerned. Donald is very positive for him that you know, this is not the year. She was expected to do particularly. Well, there he was the absolute center of that governor's race. You know in terms of Rhonda, scientists Andrew gillum. And so I think that that's that that more than the Senate races. Just gotta be the thing that his strategist. I agree. If you if you had offered me this deal a year ago said okay, thirty four you got it Nancy Pelosi back you picked up three four or five in the Senate. You'll lose dean Heller, but you're gonna admit I mean, all the all the things that have happened, including New York wipe out done sold. And I think if you have a three way poker game with Donald Trump. Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi Pelosi's off the table in about an hour. And then the other two split the chips. That's what I think. But Shane Goldmahcer. Good a tactic comeback. Keep us posted on Kristen. Gillibrand follow him on Twitter at Shane Goldmahcer. The present United States has tweeted. Twenty minutes ago. Rhonda.
"republican legislature" Discussed on WINT 1330 AM
"Table issues health, care education making sure we clean up our environment which our governor has been derelict with the Republican legislature, to do and I think that's how we're going to win in, in November but it's clear that the congressman is going to join Donald Trump in the in. The swamp we're gonna leave. Them there we'll continue to press award a, higher Mark Like. So he's that's fascinating really. So he's saying well you know we can't He's you know he's in the swamp dude you're the one who's all of your insiders were subpoenaed because of a. Of a, bad deal that you use. Your thority apparently to help make happen and additionally? You wanna talk about swamp? How, about we talk about how. Your campaign raised what is it about nine well roughly a little, over ninety three percent, of. The donations came, from, donors outside, of Florida The. Soros family is given a half a million dollars to campaign Yeah And. That and that's just, yeah they've they've given. Repeated Soros has given repeated donations to kill. Him And, another I'm all of his. All of, his his. Money's coming from, out, of state people in. Florida aren't they're not doing this they're not I mean. Come on He is Far, left guy he wants to immediately raise. State taxes he supports sanctuary cities and. Sanctuary states he supports a lot of regulations which would drive business out. Of Florida And they're trying to make him. He's he's further left even than Obama. And they want him there everybody that's coming up at first it was Oh gosh who was it down. In Texas The brothers down there The twins remember one went to HUD, and as a rep Now there was, mayor San. Antonio the Castro brothers walking in holy on Castro Yeah so I I he this guy. Is. Compromised ethically And I mean that's, it's quite evident but he just I that's what Democrats don't really quite know, how, to handle it because he's He was the furthest, left of the candidates that they were running and the. And the democrat party was kind. Of looking at, a couple of other, ones but their base, is socialist and he's a Bernie bro he's got Bernie Sanders is backing And he also even had he did an interview a couple of months ago with, a Tallahassee paper that noted the FBI spent several years. Investigating his city government for corruption And it discussed how an FBI. Search warrant that was released publicly by accident in February was very telling It. Named his head named his former chief of staff and all kinds of stuff at uncovered a bribery scheme All, kinds of things He always says that he has, zero tolerance for, corruption but he literally there is an FBI investigation. That's lasted three years that proves that he clearly does not So I, don't and it seems as though There I he could. Be entangled in this at some point he hasn't, been the subject of a. Subpoena yet. But this is still ongoing Barry ongoing He just has. A lot, I mean he'd let his he is the definition of. The swamp he's got a lot. Of corruption a lot of stuff, happening And audio sound. Bite fifteen he wants to. Abolish ice, and he Democrats don't even support that listen to this. We want to replace the ice. With the department of Justice Okay That has not been tarnished in the same way as as, is has I am a champion for treating healthcare as a, right not a privilege that's absolutely right and expanding Medicaid in the state of Florida for over seven hundred thousand people who right now don't have access to, healthcare which cost the state about six billion dollars in federal money that should become into. Florida that right now is being distributed to other, states but I happen to believe that that's not left or right or centre socialism and for the socialist state they. Need Governor, it's my job to deliver the end it it doesn't poll well at all. Because they don't want it, Jiminy Christmas But he says, he's not a socialist though I mean he. Wants. To abolish is. And do literally everything socialist say. But sixteen he's like but I'm not for real like I'm not no I'm a democrat I ran as a democrat Back frankly the values that are hold I think are consistent with. The values of, the Democratic Party in fact. I think, they are the value shared by the majority of Floridians would, they don't know with, overwhelmingly would voters don't know too often in. These, elections is where. We stand on those positions Wow except Voters oppose about, abolishing ice here's a poll. For. You This comes out just last month a new political morning console poll, showed that most voters, most voters oppose eliminating ice And a plurality of Democrats In fact they I mean it's not even Democrats are are not even a majority So that's kind of tough thing That's it not It's not actually popular voters are a Democrats actually are. Split on. It Democrats aren't actually even ready to vote for anabolic is Bill remember House, Democrats were given the chance to vote on a, democrat sponsored immigration Bill just. Last a two months ago back in July and they voted against it House Democrats got. The chance to vote on democrat sponsored immigration Bill and it included the, abolishment of ice and they voted against it so I'm really curious as to how Gillam says that. He has the same beliefs in the same platform as Democrats when he's talking about, how he supports abolishing ice and Democrats the national, party say they are not House Republicans brought it up they brought it up for a vote it was. Proposed by three socialist Democrats Mark Po-Chun from Wisconsin premiered jay-paul from Washington and Adriaan oh espionage from New York And. No they completely destroyed it They didn't, they didn't vote it Even, the congressional. Hispanic caucus was. Divided So. He doesn't actually he doesn't agree with he. Doesn't actually agree with them the democrat so he's a. Socialist because. That's not a democrat policy it is it is the belief in a platform of democrat social socialists at Bernie Sanders believes in that Alexandria Kashia Cortez is. A given entire speeches on abolishing ice. So he actually that's a socialist platform he can sit, here and say, that he's a democrat not a socialist but then he's out. There disagreeing with every single democrat platform and and then suggesting that that that means he's he's because he can say, that he's not. That he's a democrat you're not dude Your socialist That's that's what. That is and I like how Republicans called. Democrats out, they, said, okay fine. Do it then if you want it do it and they didn't. Do it They, did not. Do it they were given the opportunity to vote to abolish ice And It's pretty, crazy So. I don't know I just. Found it funny He just like. I said he is just, a far left guy. He wants single payer healthcare He all of this and they cling to identity politics because you can't, socialist are not mainstreamed enough yet. That they can actually just go out and sell, things seller their policies sell and. Sell socialism that's why you, have so many Democrats are like we're. Democrats just like he is No, not the not the same thing Not the same thing at all And it is not Does not the same So coming up we have Florida man to get into as well And also performed well. Is now apparently, inoffensive phrase to you guys know that that's yeah Performed well is a racist And we'll talk about that when we I I know I, did not know. That either but it is so we'll get into. All of that, and more in the meantime as we get moving on elite tactical systems ATS makes. The world's fastest speed loader it. Is a great speed loader it's, so, fast and my friends they're they're just revolutionizing the way that we. Look at low dollar maximum. 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"republican legislature" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"Panthers dot com yesterday tina beker the coo resigned yesterday so already some moves happening and we should really get an idea inside the head of of david tepper in just a few hours of bank of america stadium well the tina beker resignation is not a surprise whatsoever there were many rumors out there and whether or not she was really in charge and jerry ever really let go but that's a whole nother story that's has yet to be exposed or communicated to the public through the nfl the second thing is the question will be will the new owner already start talking about a new stadium or not and other needs from the public whether it be in north carolina or south carolina charlotte and so they're going to be some very interested in politics going on the good news is we're keeping the same coach which we're very fortunate to have and hopefully we'll have a good team next year and the next big issue will be for him politically will he take the statue down or not raleigh news and record an opinion piece this morning read you know you heard this for the benefit of the listeners before i get your reaction how the opening lines roy cooper and the man he defeated to win the governor's job former governor pat mccrory are not best buddies so it's worth noting that mccrory and another republican former governor jim martin have joined cooper and his fellow democrat governor jim hunt former governor and speaking out strongly against the latest attempt by the gop controlled general assembly to make north carolina's governor little more than a figurehead from the stuart editorial in greensboro is correct you know i've been very critical of governor cooper especially regarding i think using the powers that he doesn't have to negotiate seven million dollar slush fund to get permits for companies but i think the republican legislature overstepped again seeking a constitutional amendment hidden hidden really from the public the real facts take your way not only governor cooper's powers but future governors powers which is wrong politically and i think from constitutional standpoint for the long term health of state government so i agree with governor cooper on this along with governor martin and governor hunt that the executive branch is not being protected and neither is the proper separation of powers in north carolina the games being played by the revolve legislature remind me of the games being played by the democratic legislature which cooper was a part of and it's about good it's about good for longterm healthy government north carolina it's very disappointing to me all right pat mccrory show coming up today nine to ten what else is coming up on the show we're also going to give it the latest update on hurricane relief matthew has been done and what frankly has not been done and it's a shame it's a shame that the people in small eastern north carolina towns are being ignored by our current governor and others and including the media pat mccrory show every weekday following this show from nine to ten here on news talk eleven ten ninety nine three wbz and of course don't forget today.
"republican legislature" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Gerrymander arguably violated the laws that apply to judges running for office second usurpation of the general assembly has to stop because we're not going to be the situation we're going to pass legislation compromise with the governor and have the courts say now we don't like it go back to the drawing board can't have you all the the republican legislature were look taking out a judge maybe more than one pennsylvania also alexis judges unlike federal judges for example if voters are dissatisfied dato judge those stories about judicial elections all the time why not why not with the republican legislature just say you know what we're gonna make sure we're going to change the way pennsylvania selects judges i mean there's been judiciary has been efforts to reform the way judges selected for many many years and no movement why not go in that route i think it's time to look at that but i want to wrap this up in about fifteen seconds how many seats do you think we'll go to democrats how many seats go to republicans and you tell me why i'm not a political cater but i can tell you they're going to be a lot more exciting competitive races and a lot fewer races where there's an incumbent of either party with a safe seat and so that's what i think is the most positive outcome in terms of the two thousand eighteen races ironically i think they're going to be fewer competitive seats i think the sixth district it's less competitive for the republican says seventh i think there are two or three republican seats that are now less competitive from trump plus twenty two trump plus twenty six now but a democrat couldn't even remotely compete and so there's fewer competitive seats there's more.
"republican legislature" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Are seeing a decrease in their salaries so that their salaries are lower than they were in two thousand and twelve and that and that the look at that and that in january the republican kong as the republican legislature and governor justice decided that it was important to give corruption officers arrays which it is important to give correction offices raise but propose nothing for teachers so that level of disrespect was what stoked and provoked this and ultimately what we need to do in west virginia is that teachers need to be assured that that that the health insurance plans are going to be funded not just that there will be a patch on it until the day after election day and they don't trust this legislature for in in in doing that and so that's why there is a strike that every single state every single county closed and and and and parents are supporting teachers want teachers to be doing a second and third job at hardy's when they should be a preparing papers and they don't want to do that they want to teach kids an and ultimately just like another any other state in the nation what personally i i i'm i'm a big coal person and the coal miners and we are very close and the coal miners are supporting the teachers but west virginia's economy is going to change some call may come back but but but kohl is not going to be the dominant industry there you'll need to have a public education system and a higher education system west virginia as the bridge to that and that's what teachers are saying and the legislature there refuses to lewis on cspan radio this is news makers our guest this week is the president of the american federation of teachers randi weingarten many if federal funding did come from the government for school safety how do you believe it should be used so that so so i believe erica there's about three bucket it's that we need to focus on in terms of school safety and you know unfortunately this comes from the you know that.
"republican legislature" Discussed on Pod Save America
"So the supreme state supreme court recently agreed in a five to do decision they ordered the republican legislature and democratic governor to submit a new map by tomorrow february nine they said that the the league of women voters is right the map is unconstitutional submitted new map by the knife and they said if you can't do that the court will draw a map itself so republicans then appealed to the us supreme court the us supreme court denied the republican request to delay the room until after clean it no quite a happy ending yet guys so now some republican legislators are threatening to impeach the five members of the state supreme court that rules in the majority in this case fail happen be democrats it requires a majority in the house in two thirds of the senate to impeach judges which the republicans have dan yes john kerry mentoring how much does this matter politically what are what are the stakes here politically if the if the map was redrawn it could be what decides control the house if his if the nasser drawing as they should be drawn to begin with they are drawn in a fair way depending on how it's done democrats could pick up three to five seats which is huge huge we're transit in twenty three to five is yes that's that's yet yeah and so in a normal democratic in the pick up through the 5 in a wave here they could pick up more and so this is ground now ground zero in the battle for the house which is why republicans are considering such an extreme measure because if this happens and then just democrats reform as you would expect in districts that hillary won republicans are unlikely to hold the house and so this is going to be a real test of whether there were any norms that read that the republicans are willing to adhere to like if i were a betting person i think they will try the impeachment because as we saw what happened in north carolina where the democrats won the governorship and then the republicans in in their last session changed all the walls with the alcohol can governor too dramatic reduce the ability of the democratic governor to root to implement policy and make it easier to vote reich is the big thing was republicans won all their power by undergoing massive voter suppression cutting polling.
"republican legislature" Discussed on KQED Radio
"To an ongoing fight between the democratic governor and the republican legislature all of this may mean north carolina voters are in for a chaotic election season the only thing that is clear is that the map is politically gerrymandered and that is by design republican representative david lewis freely admitted that back in 2016 when he cochaired the committee which drew these districts i propose are all match give vanish june three democrats not leaves us vollmer levin consent his fellow republicans giggled the federal judges were not similarly amused and when you run the numbers on the 2016 congressional election you can see why michael bits series a political scientist with kotov a college so two point four million ballots were cast for republican congressional candidates across north carolina compared to two point one million four democrats in that basically breaks to a fifty three forty seven split yet ten republicans were elected to the house of representatives to just three democrats this disparity was cited time and again in yesterday's ruling which republicans say they will appeal directly to the us supreme court for npr news i'm tom bullock in charlotte now we're going to hear from one of the the plaintiffs in that case jake quinn and his wife moved to asheville north carolina thirteen years ago after he retired from the fdic in washington and he joins us from north carolina's capital raleigh welcome to the program thank you ari its rate leader north carolina has thirteen congressional districts and ten of those seats are held by republicans this isn't a purple state that voted for donald trump in the same election the it elected a democratic governor so what made you think this is not just unfair to democrats but potentially illegal the fact that the loans drawn in my state snake around in the strangest ways uh ari we had an event in asheville couple of months ago it was called the gerrymander 5 k and we had people run and walk along the dividing line that separates the tenth eleven districts and people were going through neighborhoods they were sneaking and snaking around little streets an hour this was the congressional boundary you know inured gut there is something wrong with us and i joined the lawsuit in hopes that the judiciary would understand the problem and.
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"They did this just like all states do after every census in this was a plan that would be would be based on the two thousand ten census in order to uh uh take take at uh consideration of changes in population so uh the legislature did that and after the first election under this new plan the republicans who controlled the legislature and the governor's office i'll one sixty out of ninety nine seats in the state legislature but they did that with only forty eight roughly forty eight percent of the statewide vote and in the next election uh two thousand fourteen republicans won sixty three of the ninety nine seats with just fifty two percent of the vote about uh twelve with constant voters who lived in eleven of the state legislative districts sued they claim they sued the governor and the legislature claiming that this was a partisan gerrymander that was so extreme that the republican legislature had tried to lock in their control all of the government in wisconsin when they didn't have a majority of votes and they did and they did either so what what happened in the courts because it started off in the lower courts of course before the supreme court this is the type of case that goes before a threejudge court federal court and they put on a trial a lengthy trial a lot of evidence was put in by both sides mainly by the challengers and uh the challengers one and so it was the state of wisconsin they took the case to the supreme court there is sort of aig direct aligned to the supreme court in these types of cases that that was the case it was before the judge desist today you know it's not an easy kinda case for the supreme court in fact uh it's been forty years since the first partisan gerrymandering case and it has been thirteen since the last one in the problem that the devils the court is what he how do you come up with a way to measure when partisanship has gone too far so far that it could violate the constitution either under the first amendment or the equal protection clause and of course the oh is all eyes are on a justice kennedy anthony kennedy who in a earlier case i believe in two thousand four suggested that if we had a way to measure whether something was extreme.
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"Of security but you should of when when you when you realized it was an executive order you should not exactly have an packed your bags but then again your bags run pack by your parents because they abroad years kid according to the rules of of dacca there are old there are political short siters and there are a political long siters and one of the political long longrun kind of people points out and i happen to agree with this is when you when you look back at the ark of the republican party in california california was a of a sure thing red state for decades and it was a republican legislature with a republican assembly up there and sacramento and in we we had a string of republican governors and what happened but what was the thing what was the one thing that was put on the ballot that probably more than any other thing began the demise you could say of a republican majority in dc california well that would be the 1994 ballot initiative called prop one eighty seven lemieux you remember that right now was the the state run citizenship screening system true prohibit illegal aliens from using nonemergency health care public education other services instead of california while well it it it financially logically made sense to all of us republican voters back in 1984 back before i learned how to play chess with politics what are the fact of the dead was draw a line because of false assumption was made by the california gene.
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"Yesterday katie was well she was wearing this beautiful seersucker suit she looked like a great grandma he did a great great grandma to baresi now again why do we have all of these old wealthy people in the senate it's become an oligarch these people have deep pockets they can keep running forever they can hold the seat as long as they what it's not with the founders of this country intended originally the idea was the state legislature would select the senator there's every six years and so if you had a change in your state legislature said flip from democrat to republican well now you that that's a sign that your status leapt so you're straight state legislature slips from democrat to republican now the republican legislature says no we don't like our current senator you're out this person's in there was no vote of the people it was a vote of the legislature therefore not a direct vote of the people but it was a direct vote from the legislature this allowed for caused it turnover we decided to change the constitution in that particular regard and now we've created it oligarchy that's why would you look at these people are old they are out of touch in some cases they are out of their minds that said that said colmey oh me filming the one thing we learned yesterday is that the russia trump collusion does not exist a he set it he was asked by tom cotton was in arkansas republican senator who's who's not part of the swampy at least yet he's pretty good guy he's a guy that has fought in iraq and i believe afghanistan and he was a he was an officer in the military he's he was asked he asked um he as kobe whether the story about trump russia collusion was almost entirely wrong he said sure is it almost entirely wrong and colmey said yes there was a similar question by senator james racial idaho it colmey said in the main it is not true so in other words these stories in the press about russia from collusion even colmey said yesterday it's not true there's nothing there there's been no truth that's one thing the colmey said that again the mainstream media snuck talk about i'm look at the chronicle right now huge headline colmey accuses trump of lying how 'bout colmey says they'll trump russia collusion how about that for your headline how 'bout.