COVID-19 Update: Long Haul Continues

Ken AshfordEbola/Zika/COVID-19 Viruses, Election 2020, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

It’s a curious benchmark, but people are noting that the US has passed deaths for 9/11. At least 1,512 people have tested positive for coronavirus in NC, and 8 residents have died. One of them was in Forsyth County, our first, a 90 year old woman who died yesterday. Good news: Harsh measures, including stay-at-home orders and restaurant closures, are … Read More

COVID-19 Update: Trump Learns About This Thing Called “Projections”

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North Carolina: 1,167 cases and 5 deaths in the state as of Sunday. State-wide lockdown starts effective today. Forsyth County has 35 positive coronavirus case The numbers are still rising exponentially. We seem to have a working model from University of Washington. So that national peak appears to be April 15 with a total projected death total of 82,121; the … Read More

What Do You Know? It’s Uncle Joe

Ken AshfordDemocrats, Election 2020Leave a Comment

The dominant question going into Super Tuesday was: Did Joe Biden’s sweeping victory in South Carolina come just in time, or was it too late? The answer is now clear. Biden all-but-swept Super Tuesday states, propelled by a tsunami of late-deciding voters. Last night’s lessons, in order of how clear they are: Mike Bloomberg has provided us a salutory lesson: you can’t just buy a … Read More

It’s Super-Duper-Tuesday!

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A third of all pledged delegates in the Democratic presidential race will be doled out on Tuesday across 14 states — from California to Maine — in the single biggest day of the 2020 contest.So, what’s going to happen? California and Texas are the two biggest states voting today, and obviously, much focus is on them. Here in North Carolina, I already … Read More

Steyer Out Saturday; Buttigieg Out Last Night; Klobachar Out Just Now

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Basically, the day before Super Tuesday, we’re down Biden, Sanders, Bloomber and Warren. But the knockout of Pete Buttigieg means perhaps the most. And this just in… Breaking: Pete Buttigieg plans to endorse Joe Biden — Political Polls (@PpollingNumbers) March 2, 2020 People complain about the incompetence of the Democratic party, but at least they managed to thin the field … Read More

The Nevada Debate

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The remaining Democrats took to the Las Vegas stage last night to act out their murder-suicide pact. Everyone knew was at stake, and it showed. Here are some takeaways: 1. Elizabeth Warren won, and won big. It wasn’t even close. THIS was the Warren that so many of us love and support, and it’s the Warren that has been systematically … Read More

NH Primary Results

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Sanders won the most votes in Iowa, even if he narrowly lost the delegate battle. He won the New Hampshire primary. His support among people of color has grown in polls, while his chief competitor for those voters, Joe Biden, has been fading in the overall contest. He has climbed to the lead in some national polls. And he is … Read More

NH Primary Day

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For the first time since 2004, no candidate dropped out after the Iowa caucuses, sending the full field of Democratic candidates on to New Hampshire’s primary. Iowa was won by Buttigieg, or maybe Sanders — nobody is quite sure. But it looks good for both of them going into New Hampshire. NEW HAMPSHIRE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY POLL 2/8-9: Sanders: 30% Buttigieg: … Read More

Post-Impeachment, DOJ and Trump Administration Full Weaponized Against Democrats

Ken AshfordElection 2020, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

Yesterday, Attorney General William P. Barr issued new restrictions over the opening of politically sensitive investigations, an effort meant to avoid upending the presidential election as the F.B.I. inadvertently did in 2016 when its campaign inquiries shaped the outcome of the race. “In certain cases, the existence of a federal criminal or counterintelligence investigation, if it becomes known to the public, … Read More

Iowa Tonight

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Even though final arguments are going on in the Trump Impeachment, most Americans have moved on. We know what the result will be — we’ve always known — but it is depressing to get our nose rubbed in it. Trump hasn’t moved on: Where’s the Whistleblower? Where’s the second Whistleblower? Where’s the Informer? Why did Corrupt politician Schiff MAKE UP … Read More

Conservatives Win Landslide Victory In United Kingdom

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party won a landslide victory in the U.K.’s general election Thursday, returning the party to power for yet another term and giving the bombastic leader a clear mandate, for better or worse, to take the country out of the European Union. The unambiguous result handed the Tories 47 new seats, amounting to its biggest … Read More

Why Move Fast On Impeachment? Because The 2020 Election Rigging Has Already Begun

Ken AshfordElection 2020, L'Affaire Ukraine, Trump & Administration, Trump ImpeachmentLeave a Comment

Greg Sargent: One of the strongest arguments made by experts testifying against President Trump is that he poses a present and continuing threat to our democracy. By adopting the stance that extorting a foreign leader into helping him rig the election was perfectly fine, Trump has confirmed he’ll keep using the levers of government to continue to corrupt it on his behalf. … Read More

Kamala Harris Drops Out

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To my supporters, it is with deep regret—but also with deep gratitude—that I am suspending my campaign today. But I want to be clear with you: I will keep fighting every day for what this campaign has been about. Justice for the People. All the people. — Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 3, 2019 She was my pick. And she ran … Read More