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New Hampshire Anxiously Awaits Gay Marriage Decision

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Bill Passes 178-167, Awaiting Governor’s Signature

 

Amidst the excitement of gay marriage success in Maine yesterday, New Hampshire’s House quietly missed the news cycle by finalizing its vote on an amendment to its own gay marriage bill and sent it to Governor John Lynch’s desk late in the afternoon for his signature – or veto. Not in recent history has the office of governor in all 50 states been so widely in the news.

The 56 year-old second-term Democratic Governor is a Roman Catholic, a lawyer born in nearby Massachusetts, and has publicly opposed gay marriage. In 2004 he narrowly beat Republican incumbent Governor Craig Benson. Lynch enjoys one of the highest approval ratings among his peers.

Should Lynch sign the bill, it would become effective January 1, and New Hampshire would become the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage.

Freedom to Marry Coalition presented Lynch with 11,600 signatures on a petition from residents urging him to sign the bill.

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DONALD TRUMP IS A RACIST

Trump Retweets Glenn Beck Video Attacking George Floyd’s Character — Hours After Calling It a ‘Great Day’ for Floyd

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On Friday, President Donald Trump retweeted a video from right-wing commentator Glenn Beck, which appeared to question the wisdom of calling George Floyd a “hero” — and concurring with Black GOP commentator Candace Owens, who said it “sickens me” he is being “held up as a martyr.”

This comes hours after Trump suggested that it was a “great day” for Floyd, because unemployment was slightly down.

Trump has faced criticism for how he has handled the Floyd protests, particularly the fact that he devoted the majority of time to his first major speech on the matter talking about how he would use the military to control the protesters, and only a brief amount of time talking about Floyd himself.

Related: Trump Says It’s a ‘Great Day’ for George Floyd as He Brags About Jobs Report – Black Unemployment Increased to 10 Year High

 

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VOTER. FRAUD?

WH Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany May Have Committed Voter Fraud: Claimed Parent’s FL Address When Living in DC

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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has carried the flag for President Donald Trump’s campaign against mail-in voting, delivering false warnings the process is rife with voter fraud. But McEnany herself may be guilty of the illegal act.

And so may be her boss.

“Kayleigh McEnany was living in Washington, but voted in Florida. Trump used an address he promised Palm Beach officials would not be a residence,” HuffPost reports.

In 2018, while living in Washington, D.C. – with a New Jersey driver’s license – McEnany was registered to vote in Florida, and did vote in Florida, using her parents’ Tampa address to claim residency, HuffPost reveals.

McEnany voted in both the 2018 primary and general elections in Florida using her parents’ waterfront address in Tampa as her legal residence rather than the house she and her husband bought in 2017, located a mile and half away ― all while living and working in Washington as a full-time employee of the Republican National Committee.

At the time, McEnany’s driver’s license and car registration showed an address in Edgewater, New Jersey. Those documents can only be obtained by proving residency in that state, according to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission website.

Law professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, a fellow at the Brennan Center and a professor of election law and constitutional law at Stetson University in Florida, said: “If Florida is not really your primary residence, than it’s inappropriate for you to be registered as a voter in Florida.”

Related: Trump Press Secretary Warns of ‘A Lot of Fraud’ in Mail-In Voting – but Voted by Mail 11 Times in 10 Years

President Trump, living in Washington, D.C. voted by mail in Florida in 2019, using the address of one of his businesses in Palm Beach, “where he had promised the town government he would not live.”

CNN’s Amanda Carpenter asks the right question:

 

 

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57 Buffalo Cops Resign From Response Team to Support Suspended Officers Who Pushed Down Elderly Man

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The entire Buffalo Police Department Emergency Response Team — a total of 57 officers — has resigned from the team in support of the two officers who pushed 75-year-old Martin Gugino to the ground, seriously injuring him.

They are still employed, but no longer on ERT.

According to Buffalo Police Benevolent Association president John Evans, the cops who pushed Gugino down were just following orders.

“Fifty-seven resigned in disgust because of the treatment of two of their members, who were simply executing orders,” Evans, said in a statement.

This is a developing story. Check WIVB4 for updates.

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