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    Before the riots broke out, Congress certified just 12 of the 538 electoral votes

    Pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol this afternoon, interrupting a joint session of Congress where lawmakers were set to certify President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College win.
    The process of certifying the electoral votes works alphabetically, with lawmakers starting with Alabama and then working through the states in alphabetical order.
    Congress had certified just two states — Alabama's nine Electoral College votes and Alaska's three — before the riots broke out. All 12 of those votes went to President Trump.
    There are 538 electoral votes in total, one for each congressperson and senator plus three for Washington, DC.
    Lawmakers were in the process of discussing Arizona's 11 Electoral College votes when the riots broke out. Several GOP lawmakers had objected to the votes, which were for Biden, prompting both the House and Senate to retire to their chambers to debate the objection.
    After the riots broke out, Congress went into recess. It's not clear when they could reconvene to continue the certification process.

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    Sleek - why are you spreading lies?

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    Incredible! It is so hard to tell what is true and what is not!
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    Well, I think the chance of that being true is very, very close to zero, but it should all come out at his trial. Plenty of photos for evidence. Posting pictures of yourself while committing a crime isn't the brightest move.
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    From an unattributable source:

    When the President was apprised of circumstances at the Capitol he rubbed his hands in glee, saying what a wonderful going away present it was.

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    sleek, there have been times when I appreciate your even-handedness, but this time you're so far out of line that it's psychopathic.

    "Antifa"?.... I edited out what I wrote here, so as to not get banned, but the intent is simple, straighforward and sincere.

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    A CNN reporter just said that a Trump advisor told him, "Do not expect the president to try to cool things down over the next 14 days. The president is a provocateur. He is an entertainer. He is not a leader, he is not a president, and he is not going to behave like one over the next 14 days."
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    Definitely time for consequences, time for impeachment. Do it, do it now. Dems have the house and the senate and they must show strength and determination not acquiescence. Trump's impeachment must be fast tracked with due process. He's a miserable example of a statesman, a liar, and has openly manipulated his followers into actions of insurrection. There should also be legal consequences for those elected representatives of govt who openly supported Trump's actions of insurrection calling for Pense to overturn electoral college votes. Come on you gutless defenders of democracy?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleek View Post
    OK - let's suppose for a moment that this same guy was @ the capital as well as a BLM march in Tempie.

    Can you prove he isn't a trump supporter who was at the Tempie BLM demonstration trying to make the BLM demonstrators look bad?

    ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Haberland View Post
    could you imagine the bloodshed if there had been any counter protestors?
    Yes right now I may be grasping at the thinnest of silver linings, but I think we should be glad that this release of seditious energy happened today instead of inauguration day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    Definitely time for consequences, time for impeachment. Do it, do it now. Dems have the house and the senate and they must show strength and determination not acquiescence. Trump's impeachment must be fast tracked with due process. He's a miserable example of a statesman, a liar, and has openly manipulated his followers into actions of insurrection. There should also be legal consequences for those elected representatives of govt who openly supported Trump's actions of insurrection calling for Pense to overturn electoral college votes. Come on you gutless defenders of democracy?????
    He must be forced to leave office in shame.

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    There was a report that someone saw Victoria Newland handing out bread......

    When this happened in Serbia, Ukraine, Tunisia etc, the US said,.... "this is what democracy looks like"......odd when its happening in Washington the press and government (whats left of it) has a different view.

    Is it lawfull to shoot an unarmed woman in the throat, even if she is breaking the law if no life was threatened?

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    i don't know who paul sperry is, but he's listed as a "journalist". anyways, https://twitter.com/paulsperry_?ref_...Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    take it as you wish.

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    All these Trumpsters believe the alternative facts they've been fed, and believe they are saving the country.

    Trump is STILL raising money for his efforts to overturn the election, which is why cannot admit he lost, so his effort to quiet the crowd continued to say the same lies that inspired this mob.

    This might end up ending the electoral college, and it might be a bridge too far for some less insane Republicans, so something good might come of it.

    We are, however, no longer that beacon of democracy we've so long believed ourselves to be.

    We are, also, at the place accepting as free speech in politics what would be crimes anywhere else has led us.
    "Banning books in spite of the 1st amendment, but refusing to regulate guns in spite of "well regulated militia' being in the 2nd amendment makes no sense. Can't think of anyone ever shot by a book

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    Oh please, Vlad.
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    And the seditious 120 Representatives and 13 Senators need to be unseated, too. And prosecuted as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleek View Post
    Oh, you mean Jake Angiel? The same Jake Angiel who was photographed protesting the ballot count in AZ carrying a sign which read "Hold the line patriots god wins" and on the obverse "Q sent me"?





    https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2020/...y-of-protests/

    I'm sure he moonlights as antifa when he's not working for Q.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanMc
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    Well worth ignoring.
    "They have a lot of stupid people that vote in their primaries. They really do. I'm not really supposed to say that but it's an obvious fact. But when stupid people vote, you know who they nominate? Other stupid people." -- James Carville on the plethora of low-quality GQP candidates in the mid-term election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peb View Post
    He must be forced to leave office in shame.
    That would require nearly the entire Republican half of Congress to admit they were wrong and bear responsibility for where we are now after most of them supported Teump’s fraudulent claims. Do you seriously think that will happen now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pandelume View Post
    Oh, you mean Jake Angiel? The same Jake Angiel who was photographed protesting the ballot count in AZ carrying a sign which read "Hold the line patriots god wins" and on the obverse "Q sent me"?





    https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2020/...y-of-protests/

    I'm sure he moonlights as antifa when he's not working for Q.
    sleek will not be able to process what you have given him on a silver platter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    That would require nearly the entire Republican half of Congress to admit they were wrong and bear responsibility for where we are now after most of them supported Teump’s fraudulent claims. Do you seriously think that will happen now?
    Perhaps? The pattern for 4 years has been Trump does something bad/stupid, everyone’s initial reaction is “trump must go”, then Repube support wavers and vanishes. There’s little Trump can give them, and their natural constituency is angry about this too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanMc View Post
    i don't know who paul sperry is, but he's listed as a "journalist". anyways, https://twitter.com/paulsperry_?ref_...Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    take it as you wish.
    Well read his other tweets to get to know what he thinks.

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    News here says the woman who was shot has died.

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by epoxyboy View Post
    News here says the woman who was shot has died.

    Pete
    Any word on whether she was shot by protesters or police?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Z View Post
    Does anybody read my posts? Attachment 76657
    ive read all forty three of them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Z View Post
    Does anybody read my posts? Attachment 76657
    So you're the one who stole my invisibility cloak! I'd ask for it back, but it only seems to work here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith
    Any word on whether she was shot by protesters or police?
    Reports say by police. No doubt a member of the overwhelmed Capital Police.
    "They have a lot of stupid people that vote in their primaries. They really do. I'm not really supposed to say that but it's an obvious fact. But when stupid people vote, you know who they nominate? Other stupid people." -- James Carville on the plethora of low-quality GQP candidates in the mid-term election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    Any word on whether she was shot by protesters or police?
    It was either a secret service agent or capitol police officer from inside a barricaded chamber of the Capitol building, https://twitter.com/i/status/1346917705476173829

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    This needs to be reposted (instead of retweeted):

    @realDonaldTrump

    These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long. Go home with love & in peace. Remember this day forever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Z View Post
    Seems to work great for me.
    You're welcome?
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    Quote Originally Posted by epoxyboy View Post
    News here says the woman who was shot has died.

    Pete
    Does that make Trump an accessory to manslaughter / murder ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye54 View Post
    Does that make Trump an accessory to manslaughter / murder ?

    Yes, it does. Among his other crimes. Including sedition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Z View Post
    Does anybody read my posts? Attachment 76657
    I like 'em but they're a rare treat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike V. View Post
    It was either a secret service agent or capitol police officer from inside a barricaded chamber of the Capitol building, https://twitter.com/i/status/1346917705476173829
    Sad, but it sounds like she was really pushing it.

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