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(Talking Points Memo)   Remember that thing where the GOP pushed fake Democrats to split the vote in Florida? Criminal charges are finally happening. Bonus points: Same county where Matt Gaetz and his friend are under investigation for alleged sex trafficking of a minor   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line
    More: Florida, Political campaign, Florida, Fundraising, Contributions, Prosecutor, political consultants Eric Foglesong, Allegation, Political corruption  
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1506 clicks; posted to Politics » on 24 May 2022 at 3:20 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-05-24 2:00:00 PM  
The guy Republicans got to win via fraud still gets to keep his seat, so crime pays it seems. They can do this every election and just pay some patsy to be their candidate.
 
2022-05-24 2:16:04 PM  

Walker: The guy Republicans got to win via fraud still gets to keep his seat, so crime pays it seems. They can do this every election and just pay some patsy to be their candidate.


5-7 years after Bush "won" Florida the state and two counties settled a Federal Civil Rights case for illegally denying Black voters their right to vote. In 2000 Florida discarded 180,000 votes, HALF of them cast by Black people despite them being only 11% of the population.

For comparison, in 2012 Florida discarded about 30,000 votes.

The discarded votes ran about 70% for Gore meaning he should have won by 50,000 votes or so but instead Bush won by 532 votes and the GOP went right back to literally rigging elections without real consequences.
 
2022-05-24 2:39:05 PM  
Ain't nothin' gonna happen.
 
2022-05-24 2:58:42 PM  
These people imagine themselves to be infinitely clever.
 
2022-05-24 3:00:18 PM  
as alleged sham candidate Jestine Iannotti,

Guess Jack Mehoff, Hugh G. Reckshun, Iona Dhildo, and Buster Cherry were ineligible to run this year.
 
2022-05-24 3:21:04 PM  
Ukraine is already sentencing Russian War criminals.

Why is Gaetz still in office again?

Someone needs to cut off garlands ambien supply
 
2022-05-24 3:22:03 PM  

edmo: These people imagine themselves to be infinitely clever.


Until reality proves otherwise, they are
 
2022-05-24 3:24:10 PM  
This must mean something huge is about to drop. I'm thinking by Friday
 
2022-05-24 3:24:24 PM  

weddingsinger: but instead Bush won by 532 votes


Even that is highly unlikely.
 
2022-05-24 3:28:08 PM  
And pursued with the same fervor as the charges against Gaetz's sex offenses.
 
2022-05-24 3:29:15 PM  

Walker: The guy Republicans got to win via fraud still gets to keep his seat, so crime pays it seems. They can do this every election and just pay some patsy to be their candidate.


So could we.
 
2022-05-24 3:29:54 PM  

weddingsinger: Walker: The guy Republicans got to win via fraud still gets to keep his seat, so crime pays it seems. They can do this every election and just pay some patsy to be their candidate.

5-7 years after Bush "won" Florida the state and two counties settled a Federal Civil Rights case for illegally denying Black voters their right to vote. In 2000 Florida discarded 180,000 votes, HALF of them cast by Black people despite them being only 11% of the population.

For comparison, in 2012 Florida discarded about 30,000 votes.

The discarded votes ran about 70% for Gore meaning he should have won by 50,000 votes or so but instead Bush won by 532 votes and the GOP went right back to literally rigging elections without real consequences.


This is why we need to teach "CRT" in schools.
 
2022-05-24 3:30:01 PM  
Damn! Change the laws to your favor, thousands of fake signatures and now this blatant bullshiat. I mean, c'mon! Is everyone in FL blind?

Iannotti ran without any real campaign. The limited promotional materials that were released show a beaming African American woman. Iannotti is white.
 
2022-05-24 3:30:26 PM  

Weatherkiss: And pursued with the same fervor as the charges against Gaetz's sex offenses.


If you want to see a fairly accurate sex offender list, check out congress.  Dems didn't really go after Dennis Hassert all that hard (heh heh huh huh) at the time from his pedoing, which always raised my suspicions.
 
2022-05-24 3:30:45 PM  

Karma Chameleon: Ukraine is already sentencing Russian War criminals.

Why is Gaetz still in office again?

Someone needs to cut off garlands ambien supply


They *literally* have the reciepts of pedophile Matt Gaetz paying an underage girl for sex (because he used Venmo. You can't make this shiat up).

He and his buddy Greenburg were caught pawing through drivers licenses looking for ones they could use for sex trafficking.

All this happened over a year ago now. The "liberal" media forgot it inside a week.

Repeating for god damn farking emphasis: HOW THE FARK IS PEDOPHILE PIMP MATT GAETZ NOT IN PRISON?

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2022-05-24 3:31:53 PM  
"In 2020, Rep. Matt Gaetz was traveling the country to states where the age of consent is lower re-elect President Trump and secure America First allies in Congress," a Gaetz spokesperson told TPM in a statement. "He had nothing to do with recruiting a third-party candidate in a central Florida state senate race."
 
2022-05-24 3:32:49 PM  
"In 2020, Rep. Matt Gaetz was traveling the country to re-elect President Trump and secure America First allies in Congress," a Gaetz spokesperson told TPM in a statement. "He had nothing to do with recruiting a third-party candidate in a central Florida state senate race."


I mean, it is obviously possible that he had nothing to do with it, but they say that as if telephones, email, and text messages do not exist.  Not to mention the possibility that he be part of the brain trust that thought it up while leaving the other people in it to do the grunt work.
 
2022-05-24 3:33:38 PM  

erik-k: HOW THE FARK IS PEDOPHILE PIMP MATT GAETZ NOT IN PRISON?


Same answer as always.

Anybody who can do anything about it simply does not give a fark.
 
2022-05-24 3:33:49 PM  
Benjamin Paris ... charged with one count of making a political contribution in the name of another.

Foglesong faces ... one count of making political contributions in the name of another, one count of commission of fraud, one count of unlawful use of a two-way communications device, one count of excess political contributions, and one count of false reporting.

Iannotti ... faces six counts, including commission of fraud, accepting excess political contributions, two counts of perjury, one count of false reporting, and one count of accepting a political contribution in the name of another.


So, mark your calendars for Summer 2026, when SCOTUS says that "donations in someone else's name" are actually Free Speech, and wipes out campaign contribution limits.

It's just good governance to have the Court totally nuke campaign-finance laws. The People will just know not to vote for the crook next time, you dig?

// which wipes out the perjury charge, since the thing they lied about isn't a crime and they only lied in furtherance of the non-crime
// the fraud and false reporting charges might be trickier to overcome, but calling it all "fruit of the poisoned tree" doesn't seem to be beyond Roberts & Co
 
2022-05-24 3:33:49 PM  
State prosecutors? Anybody wanna wager on how long it'll take Desantis to issue pardons?
 
2022-05-24 3:34:56 PM  

HugeMistake: Ain't nothin' gonna happen.


Nothing ever does.  They've been "investigating" gatez for a year now it seems.

Even if they bring it to trial you then have to convince trumpers to then convict..
 
2022-05-24 3:35:56 PM  

HugeMistake: Ain't nothin' gonna happen.


Something might happen, but not something that would remove the incentive to behave like they did during the election.

Now if the candidate they got in office by scamming was summarily removed and replaced with the second place candidate... that would induce a change in behavior.
 
2022-05-24 3:37:34 PM  
More Election Fraud.

So amazing.    And by the GOP as usual.
 
2022-05-24 3:39:02 PM  

New Rising Sun: "In 2020, Rep. Matt Gaetz was traveling the country to re-elect President Trump and secure America First allies in Congress," a Gaetz spokesperson told TPM in a statement. "He had nothing to do with recruiting a third-party candidate in a central Florida state senate race."


I mean, it is obviously possible that he had nothing to do with it, but they say that as if telephones, email, and text messages do not exist.  Not to mention the possibility that he be part of the brain trust that thought it up while leaving the other people in it to do the grunt work.


No. Just no. Evidence is lacking substance. Like, for instance, a brain.
 
2022-05-24 3:40:59 PM  
Criminal charges

The naysayers don't like it when you say that subby.

It hurts their delicate snowflake brain matter.
 
2022-05-24 3:53:16 PM  
Iannotti ran without any real campaign. The limited promotional materials that were released show a beaming African American woman. Iannotti is white.

my f-ing company does this.

This was an invitation to meet the CEO that I have slightly altered to protect his anonymity.

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2022-05-24 3:55:40 PM  
"We know that there's massive election fraud, because we still have our receipts for the stuff WE did! If the Democrats hafta be doing something if they keep winning races!"
 
2022-05-24 3:56:23 PM  

austerity101: Walker: The guy Republicans got to win via fraud still gets to keep his seat, so crime pays it seems. They can do this every election and just pay some patsy to be their candidate.

So could we.


Good idea, we need both major parties to engage in election fraud to preserve our free elections. The problem isn't that the system is corrupt it's just that not enough of the right people are corrupt. Since Batista used his secret police to oppress people, it was OK for Castro to use his secret police.
 
2022-05-24 4:08:25 PM  
I'm just going to remind everyone that he confessed to his "alleged" sex trafficking of a minor, while he had the floor of the US HoR. His confession is literally written word for word into our nation's archives, was witnessed by every member of Congress who bothered to show up to work that day, and anyone watching on CSPAN.
 
2022-05-24 4:15:26 PM  
Florida shows us daily how they earned their own Fark tag.  Ohio, Texas and others try hard, but Florida is still the King
 
2022-05-24 5:09:18 PM  
That picture of Gaetz might be the most disgusting thing in that article...ewwww.
 
2022-05-24 5:44:44 PM  
If there isn't any jail time, then the tactic was just expensive.

/but likely affordable
 
2022-05-24 6:00:15 PM  
If the lawsuits fail, D's should use this to the fullest extent possible against the republicans.
 
2022-05-24 7:10:47 PM  

Karma Chameleon: Ukraine is already sentencing Russian War criminals.

Why is Gaetz still in office again?

Someone needs to cut off garlands ambien supply


I think he's on a combo Haldol/Thorazine drip as this point. Just sitting in his office, staring out the window, and drooling on his shirt.
 
2022-05-25 12:30:12 AM  

indy_kid: I think [Merrick Garland's] on a combo Haldol/Thorazine drip as this point. Just sitting in his office, staring out the window, and drooling on his shirt


You think he comes into the office? Yeah, I doubt he shows up to do his no-show job.

I said from the jump: if Biden wanted these assholes prosecuted, he'd have given the job to Sally Yates.
 
2022-05-25 1:10:46 AM  
Is the girl okay?
Has she been checked for brain damage or scopolomine after being with Gaetz; the "devil's triangle" type "orgy" where the victim doesn't remember anything?

They may not yet remember they got free rape with the free travel.
 
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