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Local government in the United States refers to governmental jurisdictions below the level of the state including tribal and territorial governments. 

I'll start with an article about the recent election in Virginia.

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A Push For Gun Control Helped Dems Win Virginia.

While guns and the Second Amendment routinely top voters' priorities in opinion polls, the shooting spree at a Virginia Beach Municipal building in May pushed the issue to the top of many local voters' minds.

And the state's Democratic governor, Ralph Northam, said he would re-introduce gun legislation he first proposed after 12 people were killed in a workplace shooting in Virginia Beach, Virginia, earlier this year.

"Getting rid of bump stocks, high volume magazines, red flag laws," Northam said Wednesday. "These are common-sense pieces of legislation. I will introduce those again in January. And I'm convinced, with the majority now in the House and the Senate, they'll become law and because of that, Virginia will be safer."...

https://www.npr.org/local/305/2019/11/08/777622458/a-push-for-gun-control-helped-dems-win-virginia-advocates-want-the-same-in-2020

 

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Senate president: Kentucky governor's race could be decided by state legislature

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers threw another wrench into the state's razor-thin gubernatorial outcome late Tuesday night, saying that the legislature could decide the race.

Stivers' comments came shortly after Gov. Matt Bevin refused to concede to Attorney General Andy Beshear, who led by roughly 5,100 votes when all the precincts were counted. “There’s less than one-half of 1%, as I understand, separating the governor and the attorney general,” Stivers said. “We will follow the letter of the law and what various processes determine.”...

...    Stivers, R-Manchester, said based on his staff’s research, the decision could come before the Republican-controlled state legislature. Under state law, Bevin has 30 days to formally contest the outcome once it is certified by the State Board of Elections. Candidate Stivers said he thought Bevin’s speech declining to concede to Beshear was “appropriate.”

He said believes most of the votes that went to Libertarian John Hicks, who received about 2% of the total vote, would have gone to Bevin and made him the clear winner.es typically ask for a re-canvass of voting machines and a recount first... 

...   The last contested governor's race was the 1899 election of Democrat William Goebel...

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2019/11/06/beshear-vs-bevin-legislature-could-decide-race-senate-president-says/4174103002/ 

I think a recount is appropriate, but NOT letting the state legislature overturn the will of the people.

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No Bevin-Beshear recount? These are the possible next steps under Kentucky election law

...    Republican Senate President Robert Stivers then told reporters that a joint session of the Kentucky General Assembly may eventually decide the winner, citing a provision in the state constitution that hasn't been used in 120 years...

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2019/11/06/kentucky-governors-election-race-recount-look-what-happens-now/4172935002/

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Section 90 Contest of election for Governor or Lieutenant Governor. Contested elections for Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall be determined by both Houses of the General Assembly, according to such regulations as may be established by law.

Text as Ratified on: August 3, 1891, and revised September 28, 1891.

History: Not yet amended.

https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/Law/Constitution/Constitution/ViewConstitution?rsn=98 

 

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1 hour ago, herring_RN said:

I think a recount is appropriate, but NOT letting the state legislature overturn the will of the people.

 

Trust me, herring.

Matt Bevin doesn't want the Republican-led state legislature deciding his fate.

They hate him, too.

In fact, several, endorsed Andy Beshear.

The state GOP has told Bevin to either poop, or get off the pot.

In other words, either produce evidence (which he hasn't) of voting irregularities, or concede.

Doesn't seem like they are supporting him.

We had high voter turnout in KY on election.

Teachers, largely defeated Bevin.

His comments about them are true Trumpsterisms.

Disgusting.

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1 hour ago, herring_RN said:

I think a recount is appropriate, but NOT letting the state legislature overturn the will of the people.

 

The recanvass is already scheduled.

The new Democratic governor should be in place in December, and then I hope Bevin moves to FL.

Maybe Trump will hire him.

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I've been a bit dejected reading about the response of "Christians" to Chick-Fil-A announcing a new set of charities that doesn't include an anti-gay agenda.   They've called the LGBT community "the bully mob", stated they are an "anti-Christian hate group", and part of the "cancel culture".  

So it was very pleasing to see our mayor touting a perfect score on Human Rights Campaign LGBTQ equality index.

https://stpetecatalyst.com/st-petersburg-tampa-get-perfect-scores-on-human-rights-campaign-lgbtq-equality-index/?fbclid=IwAR1lwB-0vL3AvsbcBOpLjUdNSJDy-B9ApFFQly1iQKjiqz4N5EegO2uqfp0

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11 minutes ago, Tweety said:

I've been a bit dejected reading about the response of "Christians" to Chick-Fil-A announcing a new set of charities that doesn't include an anti-gay agenda.   They've called the LGBT community "the bully mob", stated they are an "anti-Christian hate group", and part of the "cancel culture".  

So it was very pleasing to see our mayor touting a perfect score on Human Rights Campaign LGBTQ equality index.

https://stpetecatalyst.com/st-petersburg-tampa-get-perfect-scores-on-human-rights-campaign-lgbtq-equality-index/?fbclid=IwAR1lwB-0vL3AvsbcBOpLjUdNSJDy-B9ApFFQly1iQKjiqz4N5EegO2uqfp0

I am sorry you are feeling a bit dejected, Tweety.

These so-called Christians, are behaving just the way I expect them to behave.

I can only smirk and roll my eyes, at folks who profess to "love," yet espouse deplorable values.

But those types have always been around.

I have said it before, but I will say it again, I am sure the men who bombed the 16th Street Baptist church in AL, and killed those school girls, believed themselves "good" Christians.

Unfortunately, those types of "good" people will always be with us.

That is why government plays an important role in an equal and just society.

 

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