Keep your eyes on November:
— Naomi Lambert (@naomilam) June 9, 2020
And keep your eyes on your county commissioners, because many are poised to cut funding for boards of elections.
.@GKButterfield is among the Democrats introducing a policing bill right now. #ncpol Butterfield appeared to be holding something with George Floyd's picture on it, perhaps a program from his NC memorial. https://t.co/W0T1kh1Vcc
— Brian Murphy (@MurphinDC) June 8, 2020
Unfortunately it will be kneeled on and choked when it reaches the U.S. Senate, but we still need to proceed. Mitch McConnell is an even bigger threat to democracy than Donald Trump, and we need to shame Kentucky into doing the right thing and making turtle soup out of him.
— Gary Pearce (@jgaryp) June 8, 2020
Oh god. I do love ya Gary, but this is bordering on Rob Christensen territory (which is right next to Boredom, the capital city of Pointless). And coming from a History major, that is saying something. Something boring.
— Raleigh Republican Club (@RaleighGOP) June 8, 2020
Alright, mark your dang calendars, because I am in total agreement (and not a little bit of awe) with/of David Lewis:
Following a misleading article published by an "election integrity" group which raises money by stoking election fears, I felt it important to set the record straight regarding the Bipartisan Elections Act of 2020. I respect concerned citizens that are engaged with the process, but we need to make sure that folks don't misinform the public about what is in House Bill 1169. This bipartisan legislation proposes funding and reforms to ensure election integrity and safe voter access in the 2020 elections.
The suggestion that an online portal (with multiple layers of security for requesting a ballot) will be used by fraudsters is unfounded. There are no cases of fraudulent online claims in other states. Fraudulent activity would be easier to hide with the paper form than an online transaction where investigators can trace the IP address back to the device used. Further, it would be a Class G Felony for anyone to somehow capture and retain the information contained in a request submitted through the online portal.
The aforementioned misleading article stated that HB 1169 would provide "undesignated free money, so counties can send postage-paid absentee ballot envelopes that may legally be mailed without a postmark." This claim is completely false. Prepaid postage is not included in HB 1169 and is currently prohibited by existing law. Counties cannot use HAVA funds for that purpose.
I wish they could use those funds for that purpose, because it would greatly facilitate mail-in voting. But I am incredibly glad to see Republican pushback to Jay DeLancey and his ilk. It's been a long time coming.
The State Board of Community Colleges clashed over spending more than $100,000 on police training as community colleges brace for what could be an unprecedented spike in enrollment. #NCGA #NCPOL @CarolinaJournal @JulieHavlak https://t.co/R5Cp5eV6Ec
— John Locke Foundation (@JohnLockeNC) June 8, 2020
That "spike" in police enrollment is likely a bunch of hoo-hah, a precipitous drop is more likely. But if if it does spike after all the riot control bullshit, we definitely need to screen these new applicants...
— NC Policy Watch (@NCPolicyWatch) June 8, 2020
FWIW, the flagship university of the UNC System has an opportunity (if not responsibility) to demonstrate a really effective remote learning model for other schools to emulate. Lemons, lemonade, etc.
North Carolina is not a worldwide outlier of disease severity. The problem is data manipulation and the unwillingness of the government to be open about the targeted testing programs. For example, what percent of current active cases are asymptomatic? #ncpol
— Ethan Edwards Is Against Pseudoscience (@LaffersNapkin) June 8, 2020
WTF difference does that make? Asymptomatic people can still spread the disease, even more widely than those who know they're infected and take precautions. Y'all whined about more testing because you didn't think that many people were infected. Now you want to say, "Well, they're not really sick." It's beyond tiresome.
New bill version will include the gyms reopening, bars reopening outdoor only, and increase seating capacity at restaurants to 50% inside and 50% outside. It'll go to committee later today, Senate floor vote tomorrow, Gunn said. #ncga #ncpol
— Dawn B. Vaughan (@dawnbvaughan) June 8, 2020
So that's the new GOP thing? Governor Cooper Vetoes a bill, and then they add that stuff to a new bill? I hope the gym and fitness center owners realize they just got turned into pawns by Republicans.
— Colin Campbell (@RaleighReporter) June 8, 2020
Umm, why? Didn't we have a Primary like 3 months ago? When y'all end up with 25-30 names on your ballot come November, good luck figuring that out.
Somebody please tell me how a House Speaker that has a track record of not being sympathetic to minority issues, deserves an ovation? Also explain to me why I shouldn’t think this isn’t anything but a symbolic gesture? #ncpol https://t.co/ZEwLmoO3gD
— I.M Hydrogen (@ChuckGore2) June 8, 2020
Don't ask me, I haven't a clue. Also: it's "received" Jon. I don't think I've ever seen that word misspelled so badly.
— The Center Square (@thecentersquare) June 8, 2020
*sigh* There's more back-and-forth on this issue than a Wimbledon match.
When I was 16, I had two white police officers follow me for 20 mins coming from my aunts house. When I pulled into my parents driveway, they turned their car lights on, got out the car, and unholstered their guns.
For failing to signal. Into my own driveway. On a cul de sac.
— Jason Coupet (@ProfessaJay) June 9, 2020
This is just one of many stories this guy has about police harassment over his lifetime. Driving while black is a thing, whether white people believe it or not.
It won’t take long for our cities to be overrun with criminals, yet at the cost of innocent lives. People, I implore you, take inventory of what is happening across our country. Make your voice heard & vote @realDonaldTrump and Republican all the way in November. #KAG2020 #NCPOL
— James Reidy (@JamesReidyNC) June 9, 2020
Donald Trump has done more to destroy our country than all other U.S. Presidents combined. Also: we can expect a lot more of these hyperbolic rants as long as we keep pushing for defunding. Do not give the average voter too much credit when it comes to nuance, and don't expect them to research all the finer points of your policy ideas. It's like trying to hide a bad tattoo by putting another one over it; it usually ends up being messy and confusing.
On that distressing note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) June 8, 2020
Thanks Tammy, but I really don't like the people in Happytown...