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ROCKVILLE —A new way to choose local leaders could be coming to Montgomery County by the time of the next election in 2022. On Tuesday, at a hearing for a state bill, people tested in favor of ranked-choice voting, a new proposed way for citizens to choose local leaders. Members of the public testified in […]
Some Maryland voters may have seen early-voting results for local precincts, while they waited in line to vote on Election Day last week. Nikki Charlson, deputy manager for the Maryland State Board of Elections, said voters were still waiting in line when some localities posted their early-voting results. “We wish that results hadn’t been released […]
By Neal Earley ROCKVILLE — With a rejuvenated electorate, Montgomery County’s early voting numbers are on the rise. Perhaps because of national politics, or an unusually contested County Executive race, early-voter turnout numbers are on the rise in Montgomery County. In Montgomery County, 92,167 voted early, more than double the early-voter numbers from the last […]
By Paul K. Schwartz Elections do, indeed, have consequences. Too many of us sadly learned that lesson with the presidential election of 2016 and its aftermath. The upcoming 2018 midterm election and the 2020 presidential election will also bring with them significant consequences. The question that will need to be answered with the results of […]
Despite the best efforts of Congressional Republicans to call for an investigation into the “Hillary Clinton Administration,” the reality is that there is no Hillary Clinton Administration.
Hillary Clinton was not elected president on November 8, 2016. Hillary Clinton, to the detriment of America and its ideals, lost the election and Donald J. Trump sits in the Oval Office of the White House. I am made eminently aware of this sad fact every time I attend the daily White House press briefings and, at times, witness Trump attempting to read from the teleprompters at a ridiculously embarrassing third-grade reading level.
His reading level, though, is the least important of all of the embarrassments he brings to the presidency. Our descent from the world stage and the loss of status as the leader of the free world along with the loss of respect by our allies is quite a bit higher on the embarrassment list.
So how do we fix this catastrophe? How do we learn, or rather re-learn, the lessons of the 2016 presidential election as we approach the 2018 midterm elections and the 2020 presidential election?
Let’s start with something we learned in the two elections of Barack Obama as president of the United States: “If all minorities band together and vote, they become the majority.”