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Don Jr. Tweets Sports Betting Joke During Super Bowl, Federal Legalization Soon?

“Anyone want the over?”

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Donald J. Trump Jr. made a sports betting joke on Twitter during Superbowl LIII. Will federal legalization of sports betting follow?

“Anyone want the over?” joked the president’s son about the defensive slug fest, leading some sports enthusiasts to hope the administration may loosen federal regulations against sports betting after the Supreme Court allowed states to legalize it last year.

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Trump Jr. was referring to the Over/Under, which is a bet paying winners if they correctly predict whether the combined points scored from both teams surpass (over) or fall short (under) of a number determined by oddsmakers.

This year’s Super Bowl was 56 points, so the 13-3 victory by the Patriots clinched the under for gamblers.

Last year the Supreme Court determined that the federal government could not interfere with states that choose to legalize sports betting.

SCOTUSBlog reported:

Similarly, the majority posited, if Congress had known that the bar on state authorization or operation of sports betting would be struck down, it would not have wanted the parallel ban on the operation of sports-betting schemes by private entities to continue. The PASPA provision barring the advertising of sports betting met the same fate; otherwise, the court explained, “federal law would forbid the advertising of an activity that is legal under both federal and state law, and that is something that Congress has rarely done.”

The majority acknowledged that the question of whether to legalize sports gambling “is a controversial one” that “requires an important policy choice.” But that choice, the majority continued, “is not ours to make. Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each State is free to act on its own.”

President Donald J. Trump previously suggested that a decision to lift the blanket federal ban could be considered, but noted that the administration “wouldn’t do it lightly.”

As Trump Jr.’s comical tweet turns heads, Big League Politics also discovered a Trump-related bet available on one sports betting website, allowing users to bet on how many times President Trump would tweet during the Superbowl.

The president did not tweet during the game, making more “under” bettors very happy.

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New Mexico Bureaucrat Arrested for Vandalizing State GOP Headquarters

Cameron Chase McCall is a former intern for New Mexico’s Democratic governor.

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A New Mexico state employee heavily connected to the state Democratic party is being charged with vandalizing the Republican Party’s headquarters in the state.

Cameron Chase McCall was arrested Thursday in relation to spray-paint vandalism of the Republican Party offices in Albuquerque. The Expo New Mexico employee was caught on surveillance cameras spraying the words “still traitors” on the building.

Republican Party officials say the vandalism will cost more than $4,000 to repair.

A quick look into McCall’s background shows his motives to be readily apparent. McCall is a former intern for New Mexico’s liberal Democratic governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham, when she was a member of congress. She condemned her intern’s behavior in a statement released following his arrest.

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Albuquerque police are also investigating if McCall is responsible for a closely similar incident back in March, when the same Republican Party offices were spraypainted with the word “traitors.” Sources indicate that the same kind of spray paint was used in both incidents. The initial act of vandalism inspired Republicans to install cameras at the offices, which proved crucial in identifying McCall as the culprit of the latest political crime.

Expo New Mexico is a state-run convention center in Albuquerque. A Bernalillo county judge identified McCall as a “sponsorship coordinator” for the venue during his initial appearance in court on Thursday. McCall was suspended from his job following his vandalism arrest, and officials with the entity state that he’ll be fired if he’s convicted of the charges.

McCall has been released on bond to await trial. He’s one of several political zealots to make national news recently for acting on their hatred for the Republican Party by committing crimes.

 

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