This wasn’t Brenda Snipes’ first brush with electoral controversy.
The Gate Keeper response: You see this is why we must be actively engaged so we can hold folk accountable for their actions. Damn we should not have to worry about black folk not making sure that our votes count.
As ballots were still being tabulated in Florida’s series of contentious elections this week, all eyes were seemingly on Broward County, where there could still be tens of thousands of uncounted votes. Those very votes may end up deciding who becomes the next governor of Florida, which explains why the woman supervising the election there has come under fire by Republicans.
Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes was being sued by Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s senate campaign and the National Republican Senatorial Committee for alleged “incompetence” because she has not formally announced how many votes were left to count. When asked about it Wednesday night, she said, “I can’t give you an exact number. I’m not sure. I’m really not sure.” (Read more)
The Gate Keeper response: Gone from gettting gooder and gooder to getting damn gooder and gooder!
The revelation is contained in a lengthy and highly detailed Wall Street Journal article about Trump’s alleged involvement in the hush money payoffs.
President Donald Trump personally asked the publisher of the National Enquirer, his longtime friend David Pecker, to help his presidential campaign by silencing women who might come forward with details of his sexual relationships with them, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
According to the Journal, then-candidate Trump asked Pecker during an August 2015 meeting at Trump Tower, “What can you do to help my campaign?” (Read more)
Many are highlighting this win as a bright spot amid Democrat Beto O’Rourke’s loss to Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in the Texas Senate race. The victory of the #Houston19, as the group of women are called, has obvious local impact: Harris County, which encompasses most of Houston, is the third-largest county in the country, and one of the most diverse. Adding 19 women of color to judicial seats builds a bench that’s more reflective of the population it serves, which, as with all elected offices, is a good thing.
Beyond Houston, the election is reflective of an overall increase in women of color who are not just running, but winning local, state, and national races during the Trump administration. A similar thing happened during the 2016 election in Alabama-like Texas, a historically red state-when nine black women were elected as judges in Jefferson County. (Read more)