Orange County, California votes!

AT 0800 hrs opening the line snaked around the whole building, plus a little more.  Trump red caps – and no order to stow them at 100 ft radius.  Slo’ Joe lost the list random assignment placement lottery.  Nice.

30 Oct 2020 vote
Vote Trump 2020!
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3 thoughts on “Orange County, California votes!”

  1. I was a bit surprised to see on the ballot that the American Independent Party’s nominee for vice president was Kanye West.  You’ll recall that the American Independent Party was founded in 1967 to support the candidacy of George Wallace in the 1968 presidential race on a segregationist platform.  Kanye West is, of course, a rapper and music producer with a notably swarthy complexion.

    Well, it turns out, the “American Independent Party” in California, while retaining ballot access, has essentially nothing to do with the original party.  Between 1992 and 2008, it was an affiliate of the Constitution Party, then split in 2016 due to a leadership struggle.  According to Ballot Access News, the party’s 2020 candidates were nominated in an electronic meeting on August 15, 2020, with around 20 participants.  “The vote was unanimous, except for one abstention.”  The article continues,

    There is no law in California requiring general election presidential and vice-presidential candidates to assent to their nomination by a ballot-qualified party. The party had reached out to Kanye West in the past week, but could not reach him.

    Grifters—we’ll soon know how many votes they got through appropriation, without permission, of a well-known name.

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  2. John Walkersays:
    #2 2020-10-30 at 20:14 UTC  [Quote]

    According to Ballot Access News, the party’s 2020 candidates were nominated in an electronic meeting on August 15, 2020, with around 20 participants.  “The vote was unanimous, except for one abstention.”  The article continues,

    There is no law in California requiring general election presidential and vice-presidential candidates to assent to their nomination by a ballot-qualified party. The party had reached out to Kanye West in the past week, but could not reach him.

    I maintain every faith and expectation that Slo’ Joe Biden will be pleased and honored to have what would disingenuously otherwise be his diversity votes go to the better man.

    I’d go with “were not,” but that would be subjunctive of me.

     

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