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Democrats Have A Choice: Vote For The Wall Or Against Extending the Violence Against Women Act

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Tuesday, the Senate GOP released a plan to reopen the federal government in the form of the “End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act.”

The 1300-plus page bill includes President Donald J. Trump’s proposed $5.7 billion for a wall at the southern border, as well as $12.7 billion in disaster aid, and to reform the U.S. immigration system.

But the bill includes another provision which will likely cause headaches among the Democratic Party.

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“Senate GOP bill to reopen gov’t includes extension of the Violence Against Women Act through Sept 30 that expired on December 22, 2018, the first day of the gov’t shutdown,” reported CSPAN’s Craig Caplan.

The Democrats now have to choose which is more important: extending the Violence Against Women Act, or letting it expire in order to deny Trump his big beautiful wall.

The Act, which focuses efforts on prosecuting violent crimes against women and imposes mandatory restitution for those convicted of such crimes, as well as civil redress in un-prosecuted cases of violence against women, expired on Dec. 21 due to the government shutdown.

The law prevents cross-examination of the victim of a sexual crime about his or her past sexual history.


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‘WHAT A DISASTER:’ Iowa Caucus Results Delayed in Vote Count Catastrophe

The nation is left with more questions than answers on the night of the Iowa Caucus.

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The Iowa Caucus was intended to kick off the Democratic Presidential primary by highlighting candidates with a credible shot of winning the nomination.

Instead, the first-in-the nation caucus seems to be more representative of the Democratic Party’s incompetence, after results for the caucus are delayed for an unforeseen “quality assurance” tabulation process. The development has many election hawks and Democrats howling mad, with many suspecting the DNC is dipping into its bag of old tricks with the hopes of blunting or preventing a Bernie Sanders victory in the caucus.

There are many reports of caucus precinct coordinators being totally ignored when trying to report the results of their local caucuses to the Iowa Democratic Party. At least one caucus organizer was outright hung up on by the party when he called in to report results- while speaking to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer live on air.

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The mass of confusion is being traced to the failure of an app designed to report results. Iowa Democrats simply explained the unusual delay as the result of “inconsistencies,” offering little to no in depth explanation for what seems to be third world election practices.

Although we’re inexplicably left without any vote tallies the night of the election, exit polls and crowd sizes suggest that polling frontrunner Sanders has a strong chance to win. Pete Buttigieg also appears set for a strong second place performance. Sanders expressed confidence in a strong performance when addressing his supporters in the state.

Former Vice President Joe Biden appears slated for an embarrassment, outright failing to advance to the “viable” stage in many precinct and regional caucus. It’s not entirely impossible that Biden finishes fourth in the primary, a surprise development that would leave the candidate many assumed to be an easy frontrunner for the Democratic nomination struggling as he lags to New Hampshire and later primary states.

MSNBC talking heads could be overheard referring to the caucus as a “disaster” in a some capacity in leaked audio.

As of late Monday night, the Iowa Democratic Party is yet to report any vote results, let alone declare a winner. Big League Politics is continuing to monitor the situation.

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