MISSING TEEN, TUCSON, AZ: Savannah Valenzuela, age 16, was last seen heading to a pretend wrestling practice at Palo Verde High School at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, November, 27, 2016. She is 5’3” and 120 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing sweats and a tank top. She left home without her cell phone or any of her belongings. It is completely out of character for Savannah to disappear, and her family is extremely worried about her. They are offering a cash reward for information that leads to her safe return.
Once a marginal-to-the-mainstream term, "systemic racism" suddenly became a thing in the 2016 election.
Republicans are still having a hard time accepting that a black man and a woman have received more votes than any of their rich white male candidates in the past decade. This hardly speaks to a clear mandate for Trump, and most Americans DID NOT want Trump for President and election results demonstrate that fact clearly.
And they wonder why people are protesting; because the people’s vote was Trumped by an antiquated electoral system!
This also means that the Electoral College is the Republicans’ best friend; their last two Presidents, Bush and Trump both lost the popular vote.
Furthermore, the only Democrat to win this century, both in the popular and electoral college, is someone not connected to Bill Clinton like Vice-President Al Gore and First Lady Hillary Clinton are.
MESA, AZ — In a stunning blow to the Tea Party movement, a huge turnout in Mesa’s conservative LD 18 overwhelmingly voted out Arizona’s hardline State Senate President Russell Pearce in a historic recall election today.
As the self-proclaimed “Tea Party President,” Pearce’s national role as the figurehead for punitive immigration measures also turned the recall election into a referendum on the state’s notorious SB 1070 “papers, please” immigration law, which Pearce had made the hallmark of his legislative career.
According to the Maricopa County Recorder Elections Department, Republican moderate and SB 1070 opponent Jerry Lewis overcame the Pearce campaign’s series of dirty tricks and election war chest to win 53.4% to 45.3%. in a contest that divided the city’s influential Mormon Church.
“This is a huge shift,” said Randy Parraz, co-founder of the Citizens for a Better Arizona, which organized the recall drive in one of the most conservative districts in the state. “Russell Pearce is not only too extreme, but had remained untouched. This election shows that such extremist behavior will not be rewarded, and will be held accountable.”
Considered the de facto governor of Arizona, the seemingly invincible and right-wing extremist Pearce became the first state Senate president in American history to be thrown out of office in a recall election. Led by an inspiring citizens movement, Pearce’s downfall marks an extraordinary sea change in Arizona politics, especially in the areas of the changing electoral demographics and immigration reform policies. According to Parraz, the Citizens group registered more than 1,150 new voters in the district.
“Immigration issues are not Republican or Democratic,” said Parraz, noting that the recall effort was successful largely because of its bipartisan support that also focused on education, health care and jobs. “To have effective and sustainable change, we have to work together.”
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