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by rfields5421
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Mail-in Voting going to change the game going forward?
Replies: 47
Views: 2485

Re: Is Mail-in Voting going to change the game going forward?

NYCVIE : you do not need the system to be nationalized, it could simply be harmonized. Same rules everywhere, same format for ballots, same machines, same dates, etc. Maybe also mandate the number of "ballot counters" relative to the population or something, so that counting takes roughly...

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by rfields5421
Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trumps B757
Replies: 59
Views: 7240

Re: President Trumps B757

Last photo of the B757 in the A.Net database is Jul 20, 2020

Re: finances - Donald Trump has shown an incredible ability to survive major financial reversals and come out on top. I would not bet against him.

And I don't like him.

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by rfields5421
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trumps B757
Replies: 59
Views: 7240

Re: President Trumps B757

That has always been "tradition" for many years. The Presidential aircraft delivers the President to his "home" location. Before that, I believe the President used his own resources to get home. Didn't Harry Truman and Bess drive their Chrysler back to MO? I believe I remember r...

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by rfields5421
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

what horrible anxiety with waiting for Arizona, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Georgia !!!! Give the electoral results quickly! :( Here is an example of the issue. Georgia has 8,890 ballots mailed to military or military family members that have not been returned to election officials across the entire stat...

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by rfields5421
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

After the inauguration will Trump be allowed to the white house or will it be for-biden? Fred Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Many times the former President returns to the White House to pick up a few things and say a last good bye to the staff (professional staff, not political). Then off to A...

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by rfields5421
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

Draft dodger I'm going to give him a pass on that one. First people of his 'class' almost never serve in the military. He is certainly not unique, or different from his peers. His father raised him to believe that. Until about age 20-24 most of us make decisions based on what our parents taught us....

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by rfields5421
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

Jim Acosta on CNN reports team Trump is "digging in" and plans on challenging the election results until December when the results are certified. Al Gore did. No big deal. It is his right and part of the process. If Biden wins and Trump becomes difficult, how would the secret service deal...

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by rfields5421
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

where are all the "reasonable" Republicans condemning Trump's current authoritarian behavior and making up false claims about voter fraud? I heard a lot of them last night, from Christie who works for ABC News to McConnell https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/mitch-mcconnell-sidesteps-...

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by rfields5421
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

Not sure if you visit social media but the support that they get there is beyond insane. Don't know which social media you are watching, but what I see is complete and near total condemnation of AOC, the Squad, Pelosi, and Biden. Of course, no one sees the entire spectrum of social media. The platf...

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by rfields5421
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

Well Hannity is calling for a New Election, so I think I have to believe the report. My view is Hannity is a loose wheel at Fox, an independent contractor, not an employee. So he can get away with such outrageous BS and Fox isn't liable/ responsible of him. Could be wrong on his actual contract. Su...

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by rfields5421
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

Well Hannity is calling for a New Election, so I think I have to believe the report. My view is Hannity is a loose wheel at Fox, an independent contractor, not an employee. So he can get away with such outrageous BS and Fox isn't liable/ responsible of him. Could be wrong on his actual contract. Su...

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by rfields5421
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

Fox news is circulating memos to their employees not to refer to Biden as a President-Elect even if the count is legal. Fox news will probably call the states, and then there bumbling staff will parrot the Trump agenda. https://ktvz.com/money/2020/11/06/fox-news-instructs-anchors-not-to-call-biden-...

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by rfields5421
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

The process will play out, whether or not Trump concedes. A concession is just a polite gesture. It does not stop any vote counting, it does not change any electoral votes It has no impact on any legal challenges. Yes, most of the public would ignore the process after a concession speech, but the va...

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by rfields5421
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

Just read on CNN that: Trump’s allies have grown concerned that someone is going to have to reckon with the President that his time in office is potentially coming to an end, though they have not decided who should be the one to do it. There has been talk of potentially Jared Kushner or Ivanka Trum...

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by rfields5421
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

-there must be a point where he realises this is all over and done and has to concede with some modesty, as difficult as that might be given the recent statements he has made and also those from his camp online. Pure personal opinion and I could be wrong. - and of course contingent of Biden winning...

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by rfields5421
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

When Trump looses the election, will the authorities be able to move him away from the White House if he refuses to transfer peacefully? In all probability it looks that way. His last night press conference seems to suggest that only. Assuming Biden wins, if President Trump refuses to attend the in...

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by rfields5421
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

Does anyone know when would Georgia officially call the winner? And when would the Nevadans leave the casinos and finish the counting stuff? No state officially "Calls" a winner. They report vote totals. At some time late in November or early December the State Secretary of State (in most...

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by rfields5421
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

On CNN they stated that there are still votes outstanding from military ballots in Georgia. Shouldn't this help Trump? 2/3 or more of military active duty are under age 28 according to the last numbers I saw in Army Times back in September when we were in the Fort Bliss RV Park for a couple days. Y...

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by rfields5421
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Mail-in Voting going to change the game going forward?
Replies: 47
Views: 2485

Re: Is Mail-in Voting going to change the game going forward?

B777LRF wrote:
If you return the ballot paper by mail, you write the name of the party or candidate you wish to vote for.


That must be a nightmare to count.

I even wonder if anyone could ever read my handwriting. I can't most of the time a day later.

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by rfields5421
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

Just wondering, are you allowed to run for president with a felony conviction? There is nothing in the Constitution about such disqualifying anyone from running. Now are you talking state felony, or federal felony? A fully pardoned person technically was never convicted. Some states have procedures...

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by rfields5421
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Mail-in Voting going to change the game going forward?
Replies: 47
Views: 2485

Re: Is Mail-in Voting going to change the game going forward?

Perhaps. The last 'standardization' was setting a national election day, which some states objected to being told when to vote. Much of the debate that resulted in Tuesday being the voting day is was that day would ensure the least number of working or out of town people voted. A large turnout was s...

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by rfields5421
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Mail-in Voting going to change the game going forward?
Replies: 47
Views: 2485

Re: Is Mail-in Voting going to change the game going forward?

I agree with you. There should be a national standard. However, this is a major states rights issue. That each state can control their own elections, set their own laws, etc. And within any singles state the methodology of counting votes varies. Some counties still use only paper, non-machine readab...

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by rfields5421
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Mail-in Voting going to change the game going forward?
Replies: 47
Views: 2485

Re: Is Mail-in Voting going to change the game going forward?

https://results.texas-election.com/races Texas has not yet counted all their ballots. A little over 300 polling locations have not yet been counted. Now Texas is one of the states which refuses to comply with the Federal Law about voting for military, military family members, and others who are ove...

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by rfields5421
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

More legal stuff back and forth in Pennsylvania. https://edition.cnn.com/politics/live-news/trump-biden-election-results-11-05-20/h_ef7e98c87ec9750d99bc99f92e0e9327 Pennsylvania’s attorney general told the Supreme Court Thursday that he objects to the Trump campaign joining a pending dispute concer...

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by rfields5421
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Mail-in Voting going to change the game going forward?
Replies: 47
Views: 2485

Re: Is Mail-in Voting going to change the game going forward?

Texas several years ago, under a Republican legislature and governor, changed their absentee voting requirements to allow anyone over age 65 to vote absentee by choice with not other reason than their age. The Texas Republican Governor and Secretary of State approved 'drive-in voting' locations this...

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by rfields5421
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

But oh it most certainly did or had existed Thank you. ===================== The fact Trump even had such discussions tells me he was expecting to lose. I remember other discussions on this forum where the possibility of Trump running in 2024. Was discussed. True it was about the chances of an amen...

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by rfields5421
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

Yeah. Trump losing the popular vote by a massive margin is called one small thing: California But Trump got more votes in California than he did in any state except Texas and Florida. Even if he wins Pennsylvania - his popular vote total in California of almost 4 million will almost certainly be hi...

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by rfields5421
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

Not sure that the Founding Fathers would have viewed one party controlling the Presidency, both Houses of Congress and the Supreme Court as a good thing. My memory of the history, which may not be perfect, is that the Founding Fathers never envisioned a party system. Nothing like that really existe...

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by rfields5421
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

https://i.imgur.com/edwGcO3.jpg The President of the United States, through an official correspondence via Twitter, has proclaimed that he would like to stop counting votes in this year's election immediately. This would, of course, immediately hand Joe Biden victory. Surely this is the stupidest m...

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by rfields5421
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

The more I think about if Trump loses this might be one of the greatest republican / conservative victories because it takes the problem out of their hands that otherwise would be hard to swipe under the rug in 4 years while giving them all the power they need to keep doing what they are doing. Som...

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by rfields5421
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

What is happening in Nevada that they are not reporting the votes ??? Nevada for years has had a policy (maybe a state law) election day results are reported to the public/ news media. Then the absentee ballots (and early voting ballots) are tabulated, and a final count is later announced, usually ...

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by rfields5421
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

I don't know if anyone saw this. but on CNN they were showing a group of Trump supporters demonstrating outside one of the places were they are counting votes in Arizona. They said some have long guns. And the horrible part is that there are many GOP/ Trump approved observers inside all the ballot ...

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by rfields5421
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

One thing I take comfort in this election is the number of ballots cast and the number of people voting, apparently quite a few who never voted in the past. The increased number of votes is not just due to increased population size. People actually wanted to vote. So sure the winner gets the greates...

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by rfields5421
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

I'm not sure what centrism would be. There are a lot of people with reasonable 'centrist' views. But they no longer have centrist candidates to vote for. McCain was close, Dole, even Romney trended that way. All got hurt by the attacks from within the GOP. Trump's 2016 primary run is the type of sc...

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by rfields5421
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

And if the GOP would follow Ronald Reagan and Bush 1 and Bush 2 efforts to find a reasonable compromise on immigration, the GOP would never lose a national election. Both parties cater to fringe groups and ignore most of the people in the country. And both waste too much time telling us what to fear...

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by rfields5421
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

Pollsters and the MSM for weeks had declared Biden the winner, why should we trust them now? I think is not over yet. Which MSM are you talking about? CNN, MSNBC and most outright liberal media had emphasized the closeness of the election and the need for everyone to vote. Most media and campaigns ...

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by rfields5421
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

Okay, I see that from Fox News which has called ME2 for Biden.

Strange that Fox is projecting a more likely win than ABC/ CBS/ CNN. But that seems to change by the minute.

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by rfields5421
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

Well, it seems things are becoming tighter, and a Biden win is now apparently more likely according to betting markets. Now the question will be, how is Biden going to do with a Republican controlled senate and his ambitious agenda? I guess he will have to resort to the pen, and the Supreme court w...

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by rfields5421
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

Let’s recall why Pennsylvania is in this ridiculous predicament of not being permitted to count early and absentee votes before election night - Republicans in their state legislature. I don't know of a single state which allows early and absentee votes to be counted before election day. Back when ...

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by rfields5421
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

Let’s recall why Pennsylvania is in this ridiculous predicament of not being permitted to count early and absentee votes before election night - Republicans in their state legislature. I don't know of a single state which allows early and absentee votes to be counted before election day. Back when ...

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by rfields5421
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

Don't really understand how a vote can be 'called' before all the votes have been counted. Most states and even local elections are not 'official' for several days to weeks after the election. There are delays built into the laws to allow for recounts and other things. Calling a state is simply a p...

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by rfields5421
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 105933

Re: Official Election thread

The big problem for pollsters is that they have no record or proven models for early voting and absentee ballots. This election has the largest number of those in history. Exit polls are meaningless if half the voters did not go to the polls on election day, heck in Texas it may be 2/3 of votes were...

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by rfields5421
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So....What's going to happen November 4?
Replies: 158
Views: 6376

Re: So....What's going to happen November 4?

Apathy is the greatest problem with the democratic process in the United States. Maybe that is changing. I say that Trump is not a Republican in that he cares nothing about fiscal conservancy, controlling government spending, etc. He does not want the government to work efficiently. He is more an an...

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by rfields5421
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So....What's going to happen November 4?
Replies: 158
Views: 6376

Re: So....What's going to happen November 4?

The GOP could wake up to the reality that the USA of the 21st century has moved on, especially on social issues, but also things like affordable socialized healthcare and education. If they realized that, they could deduce that it might be time to adapt their policy platform ever so slightly, by mo...

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by rfields5421
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas GOP wants court to throw out at least 127K Harris county drive thruballots - Can it actually be done?
Replies: 57
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Re: Texas GOP wants court to throw out at least 127K Harris county drive thruballots - Can it actually be done?

I think the thread should be locked because a Republican judge threw out the Republican challenge. And the procedure and rules for "drive-in voting" were set and approved by a Republican governor and state government. The option for drive-in voting was available to the entire state of Tex...

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by rfields5421
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So....What's going to happen November 4?
Replies: 158
Views: 6376

Re: So....What's going to happen November 4?

setting the tone for what is to come in future elections as demographics and migrations within the country continue to take place in a way that's advantageous to Democrats. The Republican Party in Texas is already realizing that most of the people coming to the state from California and northern st...

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by rfields5421
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So....What's going to happen November 4?
Replies: 158
Views: 6376

Re: So....What's going to happen November 4?

Judges are NOT supposed to make laws, legislatures and the sovereign citizens they represent are the law of the land, but thanks for showing us that judges are in fact now legislators in robes. Needs to change, I don’t want a dictatorship of 9 graduates of Ivy League law schools. At least as far as...

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by rfields5421
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So....What's going to happen November 4?
Replies: 158
Views: 6376

Re: So....What's going to happen November 4?

I'm old enough to remember Civics class as required. Took it in seventh grade, and when I changed to another school system in another state in 10th grade (only five miles away) - I had to take it again. 11th grade American History was also interesting because the first two months in 1968 were the le...

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by rfields5421
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So....What's going to happen November 4?
Replies: 158
Views: 6376

Re: So....What's going to happen November 4?

If Donald Trump loses this election, he will be perfectly positioned to spend the rest of his life as a polarizing figure in the public eye. Ranting and raving about how the United States is a broken lawless country with no morals. If he wins, he actually has to find a way to do something, or he goe...

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by rfields5421
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So....What's going to happen November 4?
Replies: 158
Views: 6376

Re: So....What's going to happen November 4?

Can the US President call for a new election? Is there any history of that in the US ? No The four year term is set in stone so to speak in the US Constitution. The date of the election and the dates of the Electorial College members being certified, the date of Electorial College member voting, th...

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