Called Thom today, Wednesday, May 30 and had to hang up unexpectedly. A caller had mentioned hearing something about someone running for office who turned in insufficient signatures. I believe that was Cong. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan. I believe the caller said that the signatures were repeated many times over to get to the number needed.
Glad you're on Ed Show tonight, Thom. The situation in Michigan with the EFM law Public Act 4 is really shocking and most people don't kmow about it. The cities of Ecorse, Benton Harbor, Flint and Pontiac among others are under EFM's and as you said this is no doubt coming to a city near you. A template for sure. Of course, those cities have a majority African American population and they now have no representation.
As regards Florida, I may be conflating different Republican shenanigans, but is this in any way related to the caging operations that went on in either 2000 or 2004? Greg Palast and Brad Friedman both covered this extensively. A large number of voters were removed from the list of registered voters because mail sent to them had been returned. I believe the mail had been intentionally sent to incorrect addresses, thus enabling the local board of elections to remove that person from the voter list. And of course, there were so-called "convicted felons" who had similar names to some FL voters and were also removed from the list. All in all, very hard to keep track of. We need the Justice Dept. to step in. This kind of thing, voter id, reduced hours for early voting ,etc. has been or is about to be implemented in a lot of states and we're looking at another stolen election if nothing's done. Found your comments on the Treasury Bill interest rate as it might affect political decision-making very interesting.
Sorry I had to get off the line today - Susanne from Corinth