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South Carolina Democrat Judge Campaigns Arrest Warrant

A Democrat candidate for Probate Judge in South Carolina is still campaigning despite the warrant issued for her arrest.

Police have issued an arrest warrant for Diondra Love, who is campaigning to become Probate Court judge in York County, South Carolina. Love is wanted for second-degree domestic violence stemming from an August 3 police report filed by Love’s husband, Steven Love, who alleges she hit him in his eye. The warrant was issued on August 8, and York police say they have been unable to locate the candidate.

Yet, over the last two months Love has continued her campaign for public office. Her campaign website describes her as “innovative and knowledgeable,” and suggests her “critical thinking and communication skills” allow her to correctly assess difficult situations.

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Love’s Facebook Page is updated every few hours, and she is hosting a “Soul Food Sunday” fundraising event in South Carolina this weekend.

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Her crowd funding campaign on political website CrowdPAC shows Love has been fundraising in the period after the arrest warrant was issued. Since September, Love has raised over $1,000, with the most recent donation coming only two weeks ago.

Love’s campaign literature states she is a “Criminal Justice Instructor” with “over 17 years as a mental health administrator,” who has experience “helping attorneys build comprehensive and cohesive cases.”

Love also describes herself as “a mom, wife, daughter, sister and friend,” who had “core family values, morals and determination” instilled in her from a young age.

While South Carolina election officials have confirmed there is no law requiring a candidate to stop his or her political campaign due to an arrest warrant, there has also been no official statement from Love or her campaign.  It is unclear if she is aware of the arrest warrant.

The Love campaign did not immediately return a request for comment.

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HMM: Actress Rosario Dawson Comes Out as Lesbian Just One Month After She ‘Dated’ Cory Booker

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Actress Rosario Dawson has officially come out as lesbian, just a month after “dating” Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) during his dismal presidential campaign.

“People kept saying that I [came out]… I didn’t do that,” she said during a recent interview with Bustle. “I mean, it’s not inaccurate, but I never did come out come out. I mean, I guess I am now.”

Dawson claims she has only been in relationships with men up until this point, so she didn’t feel comfortable coming out of the closet officially until now.

“I’ve never had a relationship in that space, so it’s never felt like an authentic calling to me,” she said.

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She said that her time with Booker forced her to be introspective and discover the truth about her sexuality, which made her comfortable about coming out as a lesbian.

“It’s the first time I felt like I had to be responsible about my choice of love, which is a challenging thing to do,” Dawson said. “If you fall in love, you fall in love. But there’s another aspect I had to consider: what this meant in [putting] a microscope on my family and particularly on my daughter.”

Just last month, Dawson was still keeping up the facade with Booker after he announced that he suspended his presidential campaign.

“Cory, you continue to inspire me everyday,” Dawson tweeted at Booker after he announced his campaign was finished. “On this journey you and your remarkable team have represented the best in us and I know you will continue to. Thank you. I see you. I love you.”

Dawson and Booker began their relationship in early 2019 conveniently before presidential primary season was scheduled to begin, which fueled rumors that Dawson was Booker’s “beard,” a slang term for a woman who poses as a phony girlfriend or wife for a closeted homosexual. She kept awkwardly professing her love for Booker as “beard” rumors were persisting wildly over the internet and social media.

“I’m in love! I am absolutely in love, and it is so exciting,” Dawson said of Booker last year.

“Look, both of us, you know, we’ve had relationships,” Booker said of his lesbian Hollywood girlfriend, “but I’m not sure if I’ve ever fully given myself over to a relationship as much as I have with her and allowed myself to be as vulnerable.”

“I mean, gosh, that night we talked for hours and hours,” he added. “I had trouble asking for her phone number… I think I said something really stupid like, ‘Uh, how would I get in touch with you?’ And she mercifully said something like, ‘Oh, you want my phone number?’ And my insides were like, ‘Hell, yeah!'”

Twitter users were not convinced by the show that the supposed lovers were putting on.

The fact that Dawson has come out as a lesbian, and presumably ended her reported relationship with Booker, shortly after the end of his presidential campaign will only add additional fuel to the rumors that have plagued Booker for decades.

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