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(10,169 posts)
Mon Sep 4, 2023, 08:32 PM Sep 2023

I think this tweet is probably true

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7:14 PM · Sep 4, 2023

There's a 1 minute video behind his comment that seemed worthy of passing on
The video got me more than their comment

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I think this tweet is probably true (Original Post) Jarqui Sep 2023 OP
Former republicana like him will help Biden beat trump again. brush Sep 2023 #1
Aww.. I'm so gald you did, Jarqui. TY! Cha Sep 2023 #2
Kick dalton99a Sep 2023 #3
More needed !!! Karadeniz Sep 2023 #4
I've lost count. KentuckyWoman Sep 2023 #5
A person with his eyes open. Demobrat Sep 2023 #6
About 10 Days Ago DallasNE Sep 2023 #7
There was a good discussion with MI Sec of State Jarqui Sep 2023 #9
This Is Why I Sought A Court Order DallasNE Sep 2023 #11
There is a considerable part of me that would like Trump to be the GOP nominee Jarqui Sep 2023 #12
Az Secretary of State weighs in with good comments/questions Jarqui Sep 2023 #13
In other words, he woke up. n/t spike jones Sep 2023 #8
He has my respect . . OldManTarHeel Sep 2023 #10


(6,734 posts)
5. I've lost count.
Mon Sep 4, 2023, 09:41 PM
Sep 2023

I've lost count of how many people who never much cared to discuss politics before will say something along the lines of voting Republican in the past but never again. They say they are determined to vote a straight Democratic ticket in every race ... to send a message. Some of them volunteer that they voted for the defendant the first time but not the 2nd.

Anecdotal, but it's what I see in this little place of America. Whether or not they stand by it in the voting booth is another . I've been watching the last several votes and will say the margin the GOP has won by is shrinking in my precinct.


(7,445 posts)
7. About 10 Days Ago
Mon Sep 4, 2023, 10:23 PM
Sep 2023

I sent an email to the New Hampshire Secretary of State saying that since New Hampshire holds the 1st presidential primary it seems important that New Hampshire gets a court ruling on whether Trump's name can appear on the ballot (applying the requirements of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution).

So far I have not received a response. Not even a thank you for your inquiry.


(10,169 posts)
9. There was a good discussion with MI Sec of State
Mon Sep 4, 2023, 10:39 PM
Sep 2023

She pointed out that the 14th Amendment could prevent Trump from holding office. But it does not say he cannot be a candidate for office in an election
(though the obvious argument would be if he can't hold the office, why should he be allowed to be a candidate for it ? ... ).


(7,445 posts)
11. This Is Why I Sought A Court Order
Tue Sep 5, 2023, 12:57 AM
Sep 2023

Right now it is all speculation over "could" when it needs to be "does" or "does not" and only the Supreme Court can decide that. Time is wasted because of inaction. This needs to be determined before the selection process begins. To do otherwise would deprive the Republican voters of selecting the qualified candidate of their choice. Process matters. Inaction shows a lack of leadership on the part of the 50 State Secretary of State. The responsibility for this is in their hands and they need to act now.


(10,169 posts)
12. There is a considerable part of me that would like Trump to be the GOP nominee
Tue Sep 5, 2023, 02:05 AM
Sep 2023

As the evidence comes out in these cases, his support will erode. American public will reach similar conclusions to the Grand Juries.
I don't think he can win. If he does, that's when the 14th Amendment comes in.
I'd rather the GOP go down with him.
As opposed to taking Trump out now and the GOP come up with someone else vs Biden (who they have tarnished terribly already, like they did to Hillary, with their lies )
Lying about the evidence and verdicts in Trump's cases won't be so easy - especially if GA is televised.


(10,169 posts)
13. Az Secretary of State weighs in with good comments/questions
Tue Sep 5, 2023, 02:23 AM
Sep 2023

Arizona Secretary of State on the process for a Trump disqualification


One interesting one was "if the 14th Amendment is not enforceable because it isn't laid out in the Constitution, how does one enforce 'Natural Born Citizen' or the 35 year old age limit?


(435 posts)
10. He has my respect . .
Mon Sep 4, 2023, 11:10 PM
Sep 2023

Believe me when i say there are more that are like him.

So many just want to move past Trumpy-bear and regroup from there. They know another bad year (2024) is coming and it's going to take another defeat to end the Trump control of the GOP.

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