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ALERT: 538 includes anti-trans national push poll, dropping Biden's avg. to +8.5%

I was quite shocked to find that 538 had included a national poll of 3500 LV’s from Spry Strategies showing Biden +2% .

I’ve never heard of Spry Strategies, so I clicked through to the data page and found this:

A new poll conducted by Spry Strategies on behalf of Women’s Liberation Front found that a majority of likely 2020 voters disagree with policies related to “gender identity,” such as those included in the proposed Equality Act, that would remove protections for women in single-sex spaces such as prisons, shelters, and sports. The results are based on a national sample of 3,500 likely voters and include detailed representation across regions, ethnicity, sex, and political affiliation. Black and Hispanic voters are more likely to support protections for single-sex spaces, especially on issues such as prison and homelessness which disproportionately impact communities of color.



Key Results

Voters overwhelmingly disapprove of policies that allow the placement of male sexual offenders or domestic abusers in women’s prisons, with only seven percent of voters supporting such policies. Two out of every three likely voters (66.93 percent) state that they “strongly disagree” with such policies, including a majority of liberal voters who disagree with such policies.

The poll also revealed cross-partisan disapproval of “gender identity” based policies, such as those impacting single-sex sports. The majority of voters of all parties (66.96 percent) state that men or boys who identify as transgender should not be permitted to compete in women and girls’ athletics.

A majority of voters also disagree with allowing men who identify as transgender in women’s changing rooms (56.86 percent) and homeless shelters (53.19 percent).


Source:
https://www.womensliberationfront.org/news/national-poll-support-for-womens-spaces

What’s next? A Proud Boys poll on racially separate restrooms that includes presidential preferences?


Posted by Fiendish Thingy | Wed Oct 28, 2020, 11:57 AM (26 replies)

Biden's 180 day Judicial Commission will doom his agenda and the healing of America

Biden must be talked out of his 180 Day Judicial Commission to study court reform. After ACB was rammed through the senate, the momentum for court expansion will be strongest in January, and must be pursued. If Biden wants an advisory commission, form it on November 4 as part of his transition process, with recommendations due on February 1. Giving six months to study, will allow momentum for expansion to dissipate and opposition to get organized and strike fear into the senate.

The former Obama staffers who run the Pod Save America podcasts and Crooked Media channel have been advocating for Dems to wield their power “swiftly, brutally and ruthlessly” and I agree with them wholeheartedly- it should be Shock and Awe from January 21.

Let the Biden administration’s efforts on COVID take Center stage, but the congressional leadership must hit the ground running on Court expansion/reform, stimulus, voting rights, Healthcare and green jobs From day one- those are the issues that benefit all Americans and keep Dems in power.
Posted by Fiendish Thingy | Mon Oct 26, 2020, 07:22 PM (27 replies)

MUST SEE TWEET FOR ALL WHO FEAR TRUMP WILL "STEAL" THE ELECTION:

This is what I’ve been saying for months- Joe’s team is on top of this:

https://twitter.com/jheil/status/1318586655985598471?s=20

600+ lawyers, 1000’s of volunteers.

(Sorry about the all caps title, but I wanted to get the attention of all the “talk me down” posters here)
Posted by Fiendish Thingy | Wed Oct 21, 2020, 01:10 PM (50 replies)

Sunday, Nov. 1- GOP buys time on all networks to showcase Trump's softer side, w/dancing:

An all-star extravaganza, featuring Rudy, Bannon, Barrett, McEnnanny, Kellieanne Conway, Mitch, Stephen Miller, De Vos, Mnuchin, Pence, and of course, Hair Furor...

Here’s an exclusive preview:


I’m really scared this could tighten the race and cause us to lose Idaho...
Posted by Fiendish Thingy | Wed Oct 21, 2020, 01:33 AM (2 replies)

Faulty premise: Republican legislatures cannot appoint alternate slates of electors

You keep posting this Evidence-free nonsense, so I will keep posting evidence based refutations:

Yes, the Constitution states that the legislatures determine how electors are appointed; federal law gives the final say to the governor, because the legislatures in the states have directed that electors be determined by the winner of the popular vote in that state.

Let’s take PA; the legislature passed a law into the Election Code stating the electors are appointed by the governor in accordance with the winner of the popular vote, as certified by the Secretary of State. To change this, the legislature would have to amend the election code, which...requires the signature of the governor.

So...the panicked, nightmare scenario where the GOP legislature overrules the will of the people is not going to happen.

But don’t take my word for it; how about Laurence Tribe, one of nation’s top constitutional experts, quoting existing law and prior court rulings, including from SCOTUS:

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/2020/09/state-legislatures-cannot-act-alone-in.html

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5e70e52c7c72720ed714313f/t/5f625c790cef066e940ea42d/1600281722253/State_Legislature_Paper.pdf

https://verdict.justia.com/2020/09/30/no-republicans-cannot-throw-the-presidential-election-into-the-house-so-that-trump-wins

And some other experts, who also support their assertions with existing law and legal precedents:

https://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2020/Pres/Maps/Sep25.html#item-2

The only way Trump can retain power is through extra-legal, perhaps violent means, such as using armed federal agents to seize uncounted ballots or otherwise disrupt the initial counting of votes. This would require the complicity and cooperation of hundreds, if not thousands of federal agents, acting in multiple states, and risking incarceration and possible death from being shot by state police defending vote tallying sites. It would also result in millions of protestors in the streets, and the total collapse of the stock market and the economy.

I don’t know what your agenda is repeatedly posting these panicked conspiracy theories; yes Trump will attempt to disrupt and distract the vote counting process, but the evidence shows that the theories on how he can “steal” the election just don’t hold water.
Posted by Fiendish Thingy | Fri Oct 16, 2020, 11:16 AM (3 replies)
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