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Oof, you scared me. I checked because I thought they were recounting votes for the presidential election, turns out it's the gubernatorial election
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I feel like they care more about the Great Replacement than the Great Recession. Heh heh heh.

Had they cared and learned from the Recession and job loss, they wouldn't be so allergic to anything that smells like "socialism" or any economic reform that puts more care into welfare of its citizens over the freedom and profit of individuals.
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Is not the angle, but I know you hate democracy so much you don´t care that your elections are undermined by such claims.

For all we know it could also be the Democrate Voters that could not cast their vote, but you want to wait till you know the outcome and only react afterwards if you are not liking the outcome, right.
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The difference is that one is verifiable with a Google search showing that, no, the votes have not be counted because today is the polling day.

The other is unverifiable claims of fraud.
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Another month, another Tell-All book from people who are realizing they can make money off of insider details in the Trump administration.

Highlights include:

Milley's fear was based on his own observations of Trump's erratic behavior. His concern was magnified by the events of January 6 and the 'extraordinary risk' the situation posed to US national security, the authors write. Milley had already had two back-channel phone calls with China's top general, who was on high alert over the chaos in the US.
Then Milley received a blunt phone call from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, according to the book. Woodward and Costa exclusively obtained a transcript of the call, during which Milley tried to reassure Pelosi that the nuclear weapons were safe.

Pelosi pushed back.

"What I'm saying to you is that if they couldn't even stop him from an assault on the Capitol, who even knows what else he may do? And is there anybody in charge at the White House who was doing anything but kissing his fat butt all over this?"

Pelosi continued, "You know he's crazy. He's been crazy for a long time."

According to Woodward and Costa, Milley responded, "Madam Speaker, I agree with you on everything."

After the call, Milley decided he had to act. He told his top service chiefs to watch everything "all the time." He called the director of the National Security Agency, Paul Nakasone, and told him, "Needles up … keep watching, scan." And he told then-CIA Director Gina Haspel, "Aggressively watch everything, 360."

The authors write, 'Milley was overseeing the mobilization of America's national security state without the knowledge of the American people or the rest of the world.'

Woodward and Costa also write that 'some might contend that Milley had overstepped his authority and taken extraordinary power for himself,' but he believed his actions were 'a good faith precaution to ensure there was no historic rupture in the international order, no accidental war with China or others, and no use of nuclear weapons.'


His own cabinet knew he was fucking crazy and was legit worried he's start randomly dropping nukes. The Joint Chief had to go behind his back to tell everyone "If he gives the order, ignore it. Only if I have to give the Okay is it Okay."

In another part it specifies that Milley was in frequent calls to China to reassure the Chairman over there "Yes, we know our guy is a fucking lunatic. Yes, we know there's a very real chance he's going to start a war to distract. Trust me when I say we're doing all we can to not have the fucking lunatic start a war."

"Peril" also describes the tense encounter in the Oval Office on January 5 when Trump pressured Pence to overturn the results of the election. While the showdown went on inside, the two men could hear MAGA supporters cheering and chanting outside near Pennsylvania Avenue.

"If these people say you had the power, wouldn't you want to?" Trump asked.

"I wouldn't want any one person to have that authority," Pence said.

"But wouldn't it be almost cool to have that power?" Trump asked, according to Woodward and Costa.

"No," Pence said. He went on, "I've done everything I could and then some to find a way around this. It's simply not possible."

When Pence did not budge, Trump turned on him.

"No, no, no!" Trump shouted, according to the authors. "You don't understand, Mike. You can do this. I don't want to be your friend anymore if you don't do this."

Trump called Pence again the morning of January 6. "If you don't do it, I picked the wrong man four years ago," Trump said, according to the authors. "You're going to wimp out," he said, his anger visible to others in the office.


I 100% believe this on 2 accounts: One, this has got to be the most grade school, childish thing I've ever heard a grown man do. So of course it's believable that the orange manchild would've done it.

Two, "Do a crime or you're not my friend!" is the most Trump response ever.

So more confirmation of what we already suspected.
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Exit polls are looking good for Newsome, covid mitigation is the highest concern and a majority (hovering near 70) see the current mitigation efforts as being just right (45%) or not strict enough. Given that strict covid rules were the impetus for the recall, the polls are good flags for Newsome to stick around.

We'll know in the next day or so for sure.
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@Zincy
There's a chance we might know the final result today if the total in-person vote is for Newsome, since Mail-in votinh are usually favor dems
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