#RepealThe19th: Trump’s Deplorables Launch Twitter Campaign Wanting to Revoke Women’s Right to Vote
‘If Only Women Voted’
If only women were allowed to vote, Hillary Clinton would win in a landslide, with more than twice the number of electoral college votes needed to take the White House. So Nate SilverÂ revealed in a tweet detailing a FiveThirtyEight article Tuesday evening:
Here’s what the map would look line if only women voted: https://t.co/sjVY67qouE pic.twitter.com/rrc3GuXmGl
â€” Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) October 11, 2016
Liked over 14,000 times and retweeted over 15,000 times, that tweet and the story led to other tweets:
This would be the election outcome if the only people allowed to vote were white men. Think about that. pic.twitter.com/NHd7hv3ugW
â€” Sam White (@samwhiteout) October 9, 2016
What the electoral map would look like if only dogs could vote pic.twitter.com/gWh3A6nnIl
â€” Jason Sparks (@sparksjls) October 12, 2016
What would the electoral map look like if it wore pants? pic.twitter.com/BQVSB9Zq0o
â€” Freddie Campion (@FreddieCampion) October 12, 2016
What this election would look like if only hedgehogs were allowed to vote. pic.twitter.com/DAp6udFGdU
â€” PrincessPricklepants (@PPricklepants) October 12, 2016
And to the sign of a meme perhaps overdone:
here is what the electoral map will look like if only the people posting joke electoral maps vote pic.twitter.com/YOwLn9xqEC
â€” Flannery O’Connerd (@Slennon_) October 12, 2016
All fun aside, though, the point of the story, as Silver wrote, is that “it seems fair to say that, if Trump loses the election, it will be because women voted against him.”
Enter Donald Trump’s deplorables.
96 years after women finally gained the right to voteÂ â€“ a process that began in 1878 and did not end until 1920 â€“Â Trump’s “patriots” who love America so much they believe their lives and the lives of their families depend on a racist, misogynistic, homophobic, anti-immigrant, anti-science, birther, conspiracy-loving liar to “save them,” want to now repeal women’s right to vote.
Up has sprung the hashtag #RepealThe19th, as in, repeal the 19th amendment, which granted disenfranchised women the right to vote.
No, don’t check your calendars, it’s still 2016.
If women are truly childish enough to not vote for Trump since he thought Miss Universe needed to stay in shape, #RepealThe19th.#KellyFile
â€” â˜©Lá´‡ CÊ€á´ÉªsÃ© Tá´œá´‡á´á´€á´œÊ€á´‡s (@MrJohnQZombie) September 29, 2016
>Give females suffrage
>in under 100 years they install draconian rape laws for white men while inviting foreign rapists in with open glee
â€” Mr Bones (@mrb_rides_again) October 12, 2016
This is why we need to repeal and not replace the 19th amendment. #RepealThe19th https://t.co/bV4WnbgQ2H
â€” David McCall (@WoodrowMelkin) October 12, 2016
Women’s suffrage and its consequences have been a disaster for the United States of America. https://t.co/x6kU6WBZKu
â€” Arminius d’Cheruscis (@RoteCaption) October 12, 2016
Should only taxpayers have the right to vote? #RepealThe19th
â€” Joe ðŸ¸ (@dotxcomms) October 12, 2016
Fat Amy is a great example. #RepealThe19th https://t.co/M23ZTP8BFj
â€” Deplorable #13300472 (@2000RavensD) September 21, 2016
Response to the desire to disenfranchise more than half the nation was quick:
In response to a study showing Trump would win if only men voted, some of his backers are tweeting #RepealThe19th. DEPLORABLE. #WomenSaveUs
â€” George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 12, 2016
Literally the ONLY thing that surprises me about #RepealThe19th is that Trump supporters know there are more than 2 amendments.
â€” Emm Kayy (@m_kaish_esq) October 12, 2016
#repealthe19th is trending because #Trump supporters think if only men voted then he would win. When you thought it couldn’t get any worse. pic.twitter.com/BkU4J5aZNj
â€” Thania A. Betancourt (@ThaniaAB) October 12, 2016
#RepealThe19th is not just infuriating but also heartbreaking. In case you needed even further proof that sexism is alive & well, here it is
â€” Anna Scheibmeir (@annascheibmeir) October 12, 2016
If they want to #repealthe19th then we can #repealthe2nd.
Tit for tat.#ImWithHer https://t.co/bRx5Q6BDvK
â€” Happily Never After (@paganforge) October 12, 2016
#RepealThe19th is trending which is an excellent way for the #Trump campaign to prove just how supportive of women their voters are.
â€” Catie Warren (@catie__warren) October 12, 2016
At one point, LGBT activist and writer Jeremy Hooper posted this to Twitter:
How many Trump backers respond to #RepealThe19th by wondering when they named a month Repeal?
â€” Jeremy Hooper (@goodasyou) October 12, 2016
And got this in response:
@goodasyou Nope just you faggot
â€” CIA Beauregard (@BeauregardPG) October 12, 2016
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Debt Ceiling: McCarthy Faces ‘Lingering Anger’ and a Possible Revolt as Far-Right House Members Start Issuing Threats
As House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) continues to negotiate a deal to avoid a debt crisis, members of the far-right Freedom Caucus are growing furious with him over broken promises he made to them.
According to MSNBC political analyst Steve Benen, with a slim GOP majority in the House, McCarthy is walking a tightrope to get a budget deal passed and may need help from House Democrats if members of his caucus refuse to go along with him.
As Benen points out, in order to win the speakership McCarthy agreed to an easier path for a motion to “vacate the chair” which could end his tenure as Speaker. That could come into play if the Freedom Caucus stages a revolt.
“… as the negotiations approach an apparent finish line, the House Republicans’ most radical faction is learning that it isn’t likely to get everything its members demanded — and for the Freedom Caucus, that’s not going to work,” he wrote in his MSNBC column.
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Citing a Washington Times report that stated, “[Freedom Caucus members] want everything from the debt limit bill passed by the House last month plus several new concessions from the White House,” Benen suggested far-right House Republicans are now issuing veiled threats.
In an interview, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) stated, “I am going to have to go have some blunt conversations with my colleagues and the leadership team. I don’t like the direction they are headed.”
With Politico reporting, “The [House Freedom Caucus] was already unlikely to support a final bipartisan deal, but lingering anger with Kevin McCarthy could have lasting implications on his speakership,” Benen added, “If this is simply a matter of lingering ill-will from members who come to believe that GOP leaders ‘caved,’ the practical consequences might be limited. But let’s also not forget that McCarthy, while begging his own members for their support during his protracted fight for the speaker’s gavel, agreed to tweak the motion-to-vacate-the-chair rules, which at least in theory, would make it easier for angry House Republicans to try to oust McCarthy from his leadership position.”
Adding the caveat that he is not predicting an imminent McCarthy ouster he added, “But if the scope of the Freedom Caucus’ discontent reaches a fever pitch, a hypothetical deal clears thanks to significant Democratic support, don’t be surprised if we all start hearing the phrase ‘vacate the chair” a lot more frequently.”
Prosecutors Tell Trump They Have a Recording of Him and a Witness: Report
Prosecutors in Donald Trump’s Manhattan criminal trial have notified the ex-president’s attorneys they have a recording of him and a witness. The notification comes in the form of an automatic discovery form, CBS News reports, which “describes the nature of the charges against a defendant and a broad overview of the evidence that prosecutors will present at Trump’s preliminary hearing or at trial.”
CBS reports prosecutors have handed the recording over to Trump’s legal team.
It’s not known who the witness is, nor are any details known publicly about what the conversation entails, or even if it is just audio or if it includes video.
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According to the article’s author, CBS News’ Graham Kates, via Twitter, prosecutors say they also have recordings between two witnesses, a recording between a witness and a third party, and various recordings saved on a witness’s cell phones.
Manhattan prosecutors disclosed to Trump a recording of him and a witness in his criminal case. pic.twitter.com/EIz3bvpEkj
— Graham Kates (@GrahamKates) May 26, 2023
Trump is facing 34 felony counts in Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case related to his allegedly unlawful attempt to hide hush money payoffs to a well-known porn star by falsifying business records to protect his 2016 presidential campaign.
See the discovery form above or at this link.
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‘Likely to Be Indicted Soon’: Trump Might Face Seven Different Felonies, Government Watchdog Says
It’s no secret the U.S. Dept. of Justice is investigating Donald Trump for his role in attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election, and for his likely unlawful removal, retention, and refusal to return hundreds of documents with classified and top secret markings.
Earlier this week Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal reported, “Special counsel Jack Smith has all but finished obtaining testimony and other evidence in his criminal investigation into whether former President Donald Trump mishandled classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago resort.”
And while it’s unknown if or when Trump will be indicted, a government watchdog says the ex-president who is once again staging a White House run is “likely to be indicted soon.” The organization is offering details on what it claims could be seven felony charges he might face.
“The next criminal charges former President Donald Trump may face could well come from Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into Trump’s possession of nearly 300 classified documents — including some marked as top secret — at his Mar-a-Lago residence and business in the year and a half after he left office,” Betsy Schick and Debra Perlin of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) state in a lengthy report published Friday.
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“While Fani Willis’ Fulton County, Georgia investigation into election interference continues, as does a federal investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election, and Alvin Bragg has already indicted Trump in New York for his role in false statements connected to hush money payments to Karen McDougal and Stephanie Clifford (aka Stormy Daniels) during the 2016 presidential campaign, an indictment by Smith in the Mar-a-Lago investigation would yield the first federal charges against the former president,” CREW notes.
“Trump may face charges ranging from obstruction of justice and criminal contempt to conversion of government property and unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents or material.”
Here is a list of “possible crimes” Trump might be charged with, according to CREW:
Obstruction of justice (18 U.S.C. § 1519)
Criminal contempt (18 U.S.C. § 402)
False statements to federal authorities (18 U.S.C. § 1001)
Conversion of government property (18 U.S.C. § 641)
Unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents or material (18 U.S.C. § 1924)
Removing and concealing government records (18 U.S.C. § 2071)
Gathering national defense information (18 U.S.C. § 793(e))
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CREW also offers that Trump’s attorneys may try to argue several different defenses, including:
No “knowing” removal
Deference to the intelligence community
Challenging the constitutionality of the Special Counsel regulations
Additionally, several reports this week also appear to suggest an indictment might be coming, and soon.
Citing a Washington Post report published Thursday, several top legal experts are predicting DOJ will charge Donald Trump, and those charges will include obstruction and violations of the Espionage Act.
Earlier this week NYU School of Law professor of law Ryan Goodman said Dept. of Justice Special Counsel Jack Smith had struck “gold” after obtaining the contemporaneous notes of a Trump attorney who counseled the ex-president on his possibly unlawful handling of classified documents.
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