400,000 ballots have yet to be counted but the “wins” of Arpaio and Flake are by margins less than that!
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Election night was a big night for LGBTQ rights. Four states, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, and Washington had decisions about gay marriage on the ballots. And it looks like voters sent a clear message to the country, The U.S. is past ready for marriage equality!
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In Washington, the state is all but certain to legalize same-sex marriage with the passing of Referendum 74, though due to the state’s mail-in voting system, a final tally may not come for another day or two. On Election Day Tuesday, voters in Maineand Maryland chose to legalize gay marriage. This marks the first time marriage equality has been legalized via the ballot.
In 2011, Florida made some important changes to its voting laws. Every Floridian needs to understand these changes particularly African Americans, Latinos, young voters, and women. These changes address how civic groups register people to vote, who is eligible to vote and when people can vote.
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Today in a Wisconsin town hall meeting Romney said in reference to immigration reform, “Let the immigrant community not forget that while [Obama] uses this as a political weapon, he has not taken responsibility for fixing the problems we have.” This sounds strange coming from a guy who wants immigrants to “self-deport” and considers Arizona’s SB 1070 a model for the nation.
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via ABC News
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Mitt Romney today flatly accused President Obama of reneging on his campaign promise to enact sweeping immigration reform, despite enjoying a Democrat-controlled Congress for his first two years in office.
“This has always been a priority for the president he chooses to do nothing about,” Romney said. “Let the immigrant community not forget that while he uses this as a political weapon, he has not taken responsibility for fixing the problems we have.”
The GOP frontrunner’s comments came at a town hall meeting at the Moore Oil Company here after an audience member, noting that his girlfriend would have to return to Spain soon when her visa runs out, asked about immigration reform.
“My own view is our immigration policies are upside down,” he continued. “We make it very hard for people who have skills that we need — education and English-speaking and workplace skills — make it very hard for those people to come here and to stay here. On the other hand, those that don’t have any of those things are often times able to come either across the border or over-stay their visas and remain in this country indefinitely. So we’ve got it backwards.”
Adding Wilson to the fold, in addition to SB 1070 author Kris Kobach as an unpaid advisor, means Romney’s anti-immigrant aligns with the most right-wing politicians in the country’s recent history.