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2020-05-21 6:22:22 PM  
"Mr. President, it is a federal crime to withhold money from states with the purpose of interfering with people's right to vote,"

Because warning him not to do illegal shiat has worked so well in the past.  Points for trying, I guess.
 
2020-05-21 6:28:16 PM  

fusillade762: "Mr. President, it is a federal crime to withhold money from states with the purpose of interfering with people's right to vote,"

Because warning him not to do illegal shiat has worked so well in the past.  Points for trying, I guess.


Cut to Susan Collins looking concerned.........
 
2020-05-21 6:47:37 PM  

beerrun: fusillade762: "Mr. President, it is a federal crime to withhold money from states with the purpose of interfering with people's right to vote,"

Because warning him not to do illegal shiat has worked so well in the past.  Points for trying, I guess.

Cut to Susan Collins looking concerned.........


I like to think of her as evil Marge Simpson.  You know the disappointed grumbles.
 
2020-05-21 8:54:14 PM  
"Mr. President, it is a federal crime to withhold money from states with the purpose of interfering with people's right to vote,"

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Anyone want to name the specific statute? Cos as far as I know, the federal government has sole discretion on how to dole out taxpayer monies. Just like how highway funds were used to coerce things like the drinking age.
 
2020-05-21 8:55:45 PM  
Please let Kamla Harris be Attorney General, and when Biden says he's going to reach across the aisle and just let all the GOP corruption go unpunished in the interest of healing the nation, she says, "Fark that shiat," and starts issuing subpoenas by the ream.
 
2020-05-21 8:57:54 PM  

fusillade762: "Mr. President, it is a federal crime to withhold money from states with the purpose of interfering with people's right to vote,"

Because warning him not to do illegal shiat has worked so well in the past.  Points for trying, I guess.


It's a federal crime right now, but only because the Supreme Court hasn't had a chance to make it legal.
 
2020-05-21 8:59:04 PM  

Shaggy_C: "Mr. President, it is a federal crime to withhold money from states with the purpose of interfering with people's right to vote,"

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]
Anyone want to name the specific statute? Cos as far as I know, the federal government has sole discretion on how to dole out taxpayer monies. Just like how highway funds were used to coerce things like the drinking age.


Here ya go.

https://www.usa.gov/voting-laws#item-3​6047

On preview Fark deems it unfetchable, but you can find it.
 
2020-05-21 9:01:26 PM  
He is out of jail now...
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2020-05-21 9:03:20 PM  

GoodHomer: It's a federal crime right now, but only because the Supreme Court hasn't had a chance to make it legal.


The SC would have to change elections to a federal process.  As of right now, elections are run by the states themselves.  Though I think it would be good to do this if it cleaned up some of the BS stuff of the primaries, but I don't think that would happen.
 
2020-05-21 9:08:02 PM  

JerkStore: Please let Kamla Harris be Attorney General, and when Biden says he's going to reach across the aisle and just let all the GOP corruption go unpunished in the interest of healing the nation, she says, "Fark that shiat," and starts issuing subpoenas by the ream.


I don't think Biden is going to be as squishy on this shiat like Ford. He's from farking Scranton and with a big chip on his shoulder from attacks on his speaking coming from a farking brain dead idiot. He's been mocked hardcore and has been treated to some next level insinuation on him about things his opponent definately did. From sex to his damned family. I hope it's scorched farking earth and with Harris as the attack dog...  She'll ask how long is this chain, he'll reply there is no chain.
 
2020-05-21 9:08:35 PM  

Shaggy_C: "Mr. President, it is a federal crime to withhold money from states with the purpose of interfering with people's right to vote,"

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]
Anyone want to name the specific statute? Cos as far as I know, the federal government has sole discretion on how to dole out taxpayer monies. Just like how highway funds were used to coerce things like the drinking age.


Impoundment control act of 1974 explicitly states the president must ask congress to rescind funding legally appropriate by Congress.

It is not based on how the president feels.
 
2020-05-21 9:10:16 PM  

Shaggy_C: "Mr. President, it is a federal crime to withhold money from states with the purpose of interfering with people's right to vote,"

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]
Anyone want to name the specific statute? Cos as far as I know, the federal government has sole discretion on how to dole out taxpayer monies. Just like how highway funds were used to coerce things like the drinking age.


18 U.S. Code §594. Intimidation of voters

Whoever intimidates, threatens, coerces, or attempts to intimidate, threaten, or coerce, any other person for the purpose of interfering with the right of such other person to vote or to vote as he may choose, or of causing such other person to vote for, or not to vote for, any candidate for the office of President, Vice President, Presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives, Delegate from the District of Columbia, or Resident Commissioner, at any election held solely or in part for the purpose of electing such candidate, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
 
2020-05-21 9:10:49 PM  

GodsTumor: He is out of jail now...
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Says who?
 
2020-05-21 9:11:07 PM  

Shaggy_C: "Mr. President, it is a federal crime to withhold money from states with the purpose of interfering with people's right to vote,"

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]
Anyone want to name the specific statute? Cos as far as I know, the federal government has sole discretion on how to dole out taxpayer monies. Just like how highway funds were used to coerce things like the drinking age.


See I think we found the problem with your posts
 
2020-05-21 9:18:06 PM  
Bill Barr is not Trump's lawyer, and he sure as hell is not our Attorney General.  He's Trump's fixer.  That's all.  He's just a lackey he cleans up the messes his boss makes.
 
2020-05-21 9:20:36 PM  
all right we got him
 
2020-05-21 9:22:05 PM  

Shaggy_C: "Mr. President, it is a federal crime to withhold money from states with the purpose of interfering with people's right to vote,"

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]
Anyone want to name the specific statute? Cos as far as I know, the federal government has sole discretion on how to dole out taxpayer monies. Just like how highway funds were used to coerce things like the drinking age.


That would be a congressional power, not an executive power. Congress controls the allocation process.
 
2020-05-21 9:23:54 PM  

Shaggy_C: "Mr. President, it is a federal crime to withhold money from states with the purpose of interfering with people's right to vote,"

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]
Anyone want to name the specific statute? Cos as far as I know, the federal government has sole discretion on how to dole out taxpayer monies. Just like how highway funds were used to coerce things like the drinking age.


18 USC 598

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2020-05-21 9:26:08 PM  

sdd2000: Shaggy_C: "Mr. President, it is a federal crime to withhold money from states with the purpose of interfering with people's right to vote,"

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]
Anyone want to name the specific statute? Cos as far as I know, the federal government has sole discretion on how to dole out taxpayer monies. Just like how highway funds were used to coerce things like the drinking age.

18 U.S. Code §594. Intimidation of voters

Whoever intimidates, threatens, coerces, or attempts to intimidate, threaten, or coerce, any other person for the purpose of interfering with the right of such other person to vote or to vote as he may choose, or of causing such other person to vote for, or not to vote for, any candidate for the office of President, Vice President, Presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives, Delegate from the District of Columbia, or Resident Commissioner, at any election held solely or in part for the purpose of electing such candidate, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.


I think 598 is more relevant than 594, just because the threat was specifically related to withholding of appropriations made by congress... but ya... the jist remains the same, the act is very much illegal.
 
2020-05-21 9:26:11 PM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: GodsTumor: He is out of jail now...
[Fark user image image 850x566]

Says who?


the googles...

Also abc...
https://abcnews.go.com/US/michael-coh​e​ns-early-prison-release-coronavirus-co​ncerns-rescinded/story?id=70456164
 
2020-05-21 9:27:51 PM  

GodsTumor: The Dog Ate My Homework: GodsTumor: He is out of jail now...
[Fark user image image 850x566]

Says who?

the googles...

Also abc...
https://abcnews.go.com/US/michael-cohe​ns-early-prison-release-coronavirus-co​ncerns-rescinded/story?id=70456164


I think you grabbed the wrong story... he was granted early release, then it was rescinded may 1st (which you linked), then it was granted today https://www.washingtonpost.com/​nationa​l/michael-cohen-released-from-federal-​prison-over-coronavirus-concerns/2020/​05/21/21660620-96ca-11ea-91d7-cf4423d4​7683_story.html ... well, released to house arrest with monitoring...
 
2020-05-21 9:31:07 PM  
18 U.S. Code §597. Expenditures to influence voting

Whoever makes or offers to make an expenditure to any person, either to vote or withhold his vote, or to vote for or against any candidate; and
Whoever solicits, accepts, or receives any such expenditure in consideration of his vote or the withholding of his vote-
Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if the violation was willful, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.

see also
18 U.S. Code §242. Deprivation of rights under color of law and

52 U.S. Code §10307. Prohibited acts
(a) Failure or refusal to permit casting or tabulation of vote
No person acting under color of law shall fail or refuse to permit any person to vote who is entitled to vote under any provision of chapters 103 to 107 of this title or is otherwise qualified to vote, or willfully fail or refuse to tabulate, count, and report such person's vote.
(b) Intimidation, threats, or coercion
No person, whether acting under color of law or otherwise, shall intimidate, threaten, or coerce, or attempt to intimidate, threaten, or coerce any person for voting or attempting to vote, or intimidate, threaten, or coerce, or attempt to intimidate, threaten, or coerce any person for urging or aiding any person to vote or attempt to vote, or intimidate, threaten, or coerce any person for exercising any powers or duties under section 10302(a), 10305, 10306, or 10308(e) of this title or section 1973d or 1973g of title 42.
 
2020-05-21 9:33:26 PM  

firefly212: sdd2000: Shaggy_C: "Mr. President, it is a federal crime to withhold money from states with the purpose of interfering with people's right to vote,"

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]
Anyone want to name the specific statute? Cos as far as I know, the federal government has sole discretion on how to dole out taxpayer monies. Just like how highway funds were used to coerce things like the drinking age.

18 U.S. Code §594. Intimidation of voters

Whoever intimidates, threatens, coerces, or attempts to intimidate, threaten, or coerce, any other person for the purpose of interfering with the right of such other person to vote or to vote as he may choose, or of causing such other person to vote for, or not to vote for, any candidate for the office of President, Vice President, Presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives, Delegate from the District of Columbia, or Resident Commissioner, at any election held solely or in part for the purpose of electing such candidate, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

I think 598 is more relevant than 594, just because the threat was specifically related to withholding of appropriations made by congress... but ya... the jist remains the same, the act is very much illegal.


How about any and/or all of the above as well as the additional ones I listed. There may also be some wire fraud statutes that could be used as well without too much of a stretch
 
2020-05-21 9:34:38 PM  

firefly212: GodsTumor: The Dog Ate My Homework: GodsTumor: He is out of jail now...
[Fark user image image 850x566]

Says who?

the googles...

Also abc...
https://abcnews.go.com/US/michael-cohe​ns-early-prison-release-coronavirus-co​ncerns-rescinded/story?id=70456164

I think you grabbed the wrong story... he was granted early release, then it was rescinded may 1st (which you linked), then it was granted today https://www.washingtonpost.com/n​ational/michael-cohen-released-from-fe​deral-prison-over-coronavirus-concerns​/2020/05/21/21660620-96ca-11ea-91d7-cf​4423d47683_story.html ... well, released to house arrest with monitoring...


damn...didn't hear about the rescinded part. Oh well. Thanks for the correction.
 
2020-05-21 9:34:56 PM  
Trump isn't very smart for a "functional" illiterate. I'm, damn, even a lecture class is basically learning by osmosis, and usually real functionally illiterate people are smart enough to listen and learn. Unlike trump, whose obviously a "functional" idiot with FAS, refuses to learn because every body in his life would just "well, it's ok then" every farking time he failed, thus learning nothing beyond what he wants.

Trump is truly a farking moron, a borderline case of chronic idiocy. My guess is his IQ is 78-83, his only attribute is his cash flow and the sycophants looking cash saying "atta boy" incessantly.
 
2020-05-21 9:37:18 PM  
Speaking of ... what happened to Rudy Colludy? I haven't seen him in the news since his boss got impeached.
 
2020-05-21 9:44:40 PM  

JerkStore: Please let Kamla Harris be Attorney General, and when Biden says he's going to reach across the aisle and just let all the GOP corruption go unpunished in the interest of healing the nation, she says, "Fark that shiat," and starts issuing subpoenas by the ream.


Precisely what I came to say. She's not a person I want to match wits with. Barr? If all things were truly fair I'd ground him in the dirt, and I'm not even a lawyer.
 
2020-05-21 9:47:58 PM  
And then when all those statss vote against him, he'll try to claim their votes dont count because there was no federal oversight, or something
 
2020-05-21 9:53:37 PM  
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2020-05-21 10:14:44 PM  

Shaggy_C: "Mr. President, it is a federal crime to withhold money from states with the purpose of interfering with people's right to vote,"

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]
Anyone want to name the specific statute? Cos as far as I know, the federal government has sole discretion on how to dole out taxpayer monies. Just like how highway funds were used to coerce things like the drinking age.


as far as you know?  how far is that tho, really?  i too enjoy making stupid statements regarding things that i do not know based solely on how i feel they should be.  hahaha i kid i kid. rather, i used to do that when i was still an opinionated naive kid.  then i matured and realized how god damned stupid that was and how it painted me as a blatant idiot to the adults in the room who were not as ignorant about the world as i was.

/apologies for any hostility in tone, its been a long day and i havent smoked enough weed yet.  i just have a short fuse for topical ignorance in this day and age where you can learn for your damned self what you are talking about before you decided to type a single letter in a public forum.
 
2020-05-21 10:23:45 PM  
Well, if Trump follows through on his threat, it's just one more thing for the House to impeach him over and the Senate to acquit.
 
2020-05-21 10:27:11 PM  
LOL!
Someones gunna do a lil more research before popin off next time.
 
2020-05-21 10:29:34 PM  
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2020-05-21 10:55:58 PM  
Is subby referring to the famous Hobbit, Bill Barr Baggins?
 
2020-05-22 12:15:14 AM  

Subtonic: JerkStore: Please let Kamla Harris be Attorney General, and when Biden says he's going to reach across the aisle and just let all the GOP corruption go unpunished in the interest of healing the nation, she says, "Fark that shiat," and starts issuing subpoenas by the ream.

I don't think Biden is going to be as squishy on this shiat like Ford. He's from farking Scranton and with a big chip on his shoulder from attacks on his speaking coming from a farking brain dead idiot. He's been mocked hardcore and has been treated to some next level insinuation on him about things his opponent definately did. From sex to his damned family. I hope it's scorched farking earth and with Harris as the attack dog...  She'll ask how long is this chain, he'll reply there is no chain.


As I've mentioned in some other thread: I hope that the fact that the GOP are going after his son with manufactured bullshiat lights a fire under his feet and motivates him to burn them to the ground.
 
2020-05-22 12:47:12 AM  

JerkStore: Please let Kamla Harris be Attorney General, and when Biden says he's going to reach across the aisle and just let all the GOP corruption go unpunished in the interest of healing the nation, she says, "Fark that shiat," and starts issuing subpoenas by the ream.


Better yet, the GOP reaches across the aisle and Harris hands them the subpoenas, saying,

"You want bipartisanship, I want you to do me a favor ..."
 
2020-05-22 12:48:22 AM  

SpaceyCat: GoodHomer: It's a federal crime right now, but only because the Supreme Court hasn't had a chance to make it legal.

The SC would have to change elections to a federal process.  As of right now, elections are run by the states themselves.  Though I think it would be good to do this if it cleaned up some of the BS stuff of the primaries, but I don't think that would happen.


Right.

The states run the elections, which means the Federal government shouldn't be meddling in state matters.
 
2020-05-22 12:50:42 AM  

Katerchen: Speaking of ... what happened to Rudy Colludy? I haven't seen him in the news since his boss got impeached.


Rudy got the 'Rona!
 
2020-05-22 12:52:44 AM  

Shaggy_C: "Mr. President, it is a federal crime to withhold money from states with the purpose of interfering with people's right to vote,"

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]
Anyone want to name the specific statute? Cos as far as I know, the federal government has sole discretion on how to dole out taxpayer monies. Just like how highway funds were used to coerce things like the drinking age.


LOL

"name the specific statute"

Looks like you got SEVERAL statutes.
 
2020-05-22 3:11:19 AM  

firefly212: Shaggy_C: "Mr. President, it is a federal crime to withhold money from states with the purpose of interfering with people's right to vote,"

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]
Anyone want to name the specific statute? Cos as far as I know, the federal government has sole discretion on how to dole out taxpayer monies. Just like how highway funds were used to coerce things like the drinking age.

18 USC 598

[Fark user image image 850x220]


Boom, there it is. Thanks for that! They could have mentioned this in TFA and helped make Ms. Harris's case instead of leaving the reader guessing. I was not aware of this statute from 1948 and it is directly applicable, so I think we've got an open and shut case.

This is why I love Fark - smarter people than me help put me on the right path. I'll keep this one handy next time Trump tries to go for voter suppression via funding threat. I'm starting to get the feeling after tariffs and the WHO he's seeing funding as his hammer and every political issue is quickly starting to look like a nail.
 
2020-05-22 3:16:08 AM  

BMulligan: That would be a congressional power, not an executive power. Congress controls the allocation process.


Also true - and my post referenced "federal government", not just the president, so I was technically correct in my naïveté, but that's no help to the situation Mr. Trump has put himself into.
 
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