r/politics Illinois 5d ago Wholesome 1 Lawyer Up 1 Silver 2 Gold 1 Helpful 3

Herschel Walker Committed 'Election Fraud' With Texas Residence: Analysts

https://www.newsweek.com/herschel-walker-committed-election-fraud-texas-residence-analysts-1762127
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u/Jerk182 5d ago Silver All-Seeing Upvote Bravo!

It's gotten to a point where this is fucking ridiculous. Herschel Walker is totally unfit to hold any public office much less have a say in Georgia politics while living in Texas. This doesn't make sense. He should be disqualified from the Senate race.

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u/GregorSamsaa 5d ago Wholesome

No, it’s gotten to a point where this due diligence should have been done long before the election and now trying to get him to face any kind of consequence for his illegal activity will be seen as dems/libs/left trying to rig an election and disenfranchise voters.

Best case scenario, they go after him for the tax savings he received because he can claim he wrongfully considered the Texas home his primary residence and lives in Georgia full time.

What’s actually going to happen is absolutely nothing.

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u/findquasar America 5d ago

They won’t do that because both states are controlled by the GOP and he’s one of theirs, so therefore above the law.

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u/Mogradal 5d ago

Yes but the US constitution says your residence must be in the state you run in. This is a federal matter and will probably be decided by the Supreme Court. Wait, shit.

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u/Tatterdsoul 4d ago

You act as if they follow the Constitution. Where ya been? Lip service to the 2nd. Period. You should hear Donnie’s interpretation…”I can do anything” it’s a multi-Quote.

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u/fredbrightfrog Texas 5d ago

I'm sure the republican Texas AG who has been under a fraud indictment since 2015 will get right on it, don't worry.

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u/ShirosakiHollow 5d ago

Ken Paxton has entered the chat.

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u/ProtestKid 5d ago

Does he also plan to flee from the chat in a truck with his wife?

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u/ShirosakiHollow 5d ago

Only if it’s to avoid a subpoena.

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u/Cream-Filling 5d ago

I really don't understand why election boards don't take this stuff more seriously.

A few years ago in my town's school board election some moron registered their dog. Literally put the dog's name on the candidacy paperwork and used only his pictures on their website. When it was discovered, instead of saying, "this is an ineligible candidate and you are abusing the system" they said "oh silly you.. you need to register with your own name. You can't run as a dog.". And they let him re-register, even though the deadline had already passed and he was, you know, being an ass.

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u/gibmiser 5d ago

Look I read the rulebo.. constitution and nowhere does it say that a dog can't play... politics

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u/PornoAlForno 5d ago

Nowhere in the federal rules of civil procedure does it say that a dog can't be a lawyer.

Coming this summer:

Air Bud, Attorney at Paw

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u/Gallahd 5d ago

Ahh… the classic “air bud” contingency.

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u/mistgl 5d ago

I’m in Florida and DeSantis forced two county commissioners to vacate their seats when it was discovered they had run with residents outside of their elected districts.

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u/BlackPriestOfSatan 5d ago

He should be disqualified from the Senate race.

If he is not qualified. Why is he allowed to run? Will he not be allowed in office? Who actually regulates this? I know these are hypothetical questions as no one cares.

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u/jspitzer221 5d ago

I live in South Carolina, where we recently elected a superintendent of education who does not have a master's degree, even though it's a legal requirement of the job (she did "earn" a master's degree from a super conservative Christian university in just 5 months, even though this university does not offer a master's degree in education. But that's a different story for a different day). Understandably, my friends who are educators were pissed by this, and before the election when they asked about how she was allowed to run even though she wasn't qualified, they were told (I shit you not), "it's not the job of the election commission to verify that candidates are qualified to hold office." Then they told them their only recourse was to sue to try to have her removed from office after she has been elected.

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u/TurkeyThaHornet 5d ago

Gotta have more layers of bee watchers watching the bee watcher watchers.

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u/CornucopiaOfDystopia 5d ago

The remedy here, I believe, would be for the Warnock campaign and/or some coalition of the people of Georgia, to sue for an injunction that would remove Walker from the ballot. A judge rightly interpreting the law could so order it.

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u/sciencetaco 5d ago

Ultimately the voters should hold him accountable by not voting for him. But who am I kidding? The less qualified the candidate the better they do with GOP voters.

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u/coolcool23 5d ago

What's completely messed up is that I think the extreme preponderance of evidence to that fact is actually now being ignored by the right explicitly because of the volume.

Their broken reason is that it's just "too much to be real" and like an obvious campaign by the MSM to just tear down a conservative.

Its like no bros, that's just how bad everything about him actually is at this point. Occam's razor and all that.

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u/MoesBAR 5d ago

Yup, just like Trump, turns out if you just commit a shit ton of crimes conservatives will just assume it’s a witch hunt.

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u/RedmannBarry 5d ago

A testament to our current government. This place is so fucking dumb.

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u/ionhorsemtb 5d ago

He's a patsy. It makes sense once seeing it like that.

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u/kal_drazidrim 5d ago edited 5d ago

So, 49.9% - 50.1% then?

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u/Wienerwrld North Carolina 5d ago

Or tax fraud. It’s one or the other.

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u/UWCG Illinois 5d ago

Herschel Walker has been accused of committing "election fraud" following reports he received a primary residence tax exemption for his home in Dallas, Texas, whilst running for the Senate in Georgia.

Shouldn't this be disqualifying? It's like Oz all over again. How is he supposed to understand and represent the concerns and desires of the people of Georgia when he's a Texan?

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u/Acrobatic-Isopod7716 5d ago Silver Wholesome Plus One

I doubt he understands much of anything

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u/UWCG Illinois 5d ago Gold Helpful All-Seeing Upvote Bravo!

One thing he does understand: he wanted to be a vampire, but now he wants to be a werewolf

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u/Reynman Tennessee 5d ago Shocked

Tried showing that video to my mom and she tried to explain to me that “he was saying it’s silly to keep doing things as we are.”? I mean I made her listen to the whole two minutes of it this utterly bugfuck tirade and she still tried to carry water for him. She said “oh well I didn’t know about all that,” when I told her, with evidence mind you, about the abuse allegations. She claimed the women were lying about the abortion accusations and that he wasn’t a lunatic suffering from CTE even when I showed her where Walker himself admitted to struggling with Dissociative Identity Disorder. She claimed he’d be better than that other guy (Rev. Warnock) anyway. She’s a smart woman so it’s very sad to see the conservative brain rot that makes people like her actively supporting the destruction of our political system.

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u/MarketingFilms Canada 5d ago

Something about the media ecosphere. My extremely liberal father has suddenly started complaining about "pronouns" like they are the end of the world.

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u/Reynman Tennessee 5d ago

Which is so silly to me cause people legally change their entire names and nobody bats an eye.

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u/MarketingFilms Canada 5d ago

I mean...his name is Thomas.

Can't think of anyone who has ever called him that.

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u/jwm3 5d ago edited 5d ago

That's how I always explain it to people. If someone says "call me Bob" and you insist on calling them Robert, it doesn't matter if you are right or wrong because you are already being a dick.

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u/MarketingFilms Canada 5d ago

Also, literally just occurred to me (yes, that's on me), but women have been dealing with this shit for centuries.

  • Mrs.?

No.

  • Mrs?

Nope.

  • Oh, Ms?

Still no.

  • Uh, Miss?

Nope.

  • Missus?

Nope. Fraulein!

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u/Zebidee 5d ago

Ironically, the title Fraulein disappeared from daily use in Germany in the 70s as it was seen as patronizing.

In modern Germany, adult women are addressed as Frau regardless of marital status.

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u/primal___scream 4d ago

OMG YES. I had this exact same discussion with a co-worker.

His take was that he refused to call people by their preferred names or refer to them as their preferred pronous.

I said, if tomorrow Bob wants to be called Betty, you're going to ignore him and call him Bob anyway? And he said, yes because it's just something they feel and feelings change.

I looked at him, and I said, You know that makes you an asshole right? He shrugged and I said said, hey why did you marry your wife? And he said, I love her. I said, but that's just a feeling, and feelings change, as evidenced by the divorce rate. He stated at me all while imitating a guppies before saying, well that's different, and then he had the nerve to start to say that marriage isn't life changing and the second my eyebrow started to rise, he shut up and left.

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u/USS_Frontier Oregon 4d ago

Do conservatives think ANYTHING through?

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u/BellBRabbit 4d ago edited 3d ago

I would just start calling him a random name every day. Just because his name is Jack and he prefers to be called Jack doesn't mean I have to call him Jack. Monday he would be Mike, Tuesday he would be Joe, Wednesday he would be Will, Thursday he would be Alejandro, Friday he would be Tyrone. What difference does it make what you call him?

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u/Reynman Tennessee 5d ago

Lol that’s just the kind of backlash we need. Ban all nicknames. If you have to hide your name what else are you hiding?! Checkmate bigots.

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u/mst2k17 5d ago

It's anxiety about the ground shifting beneath you. Maybe he's scared he'll call someone the wrong pronoun and his imagination is running away with it, thinking they'll get angry or do something worse. Try to talk him through it and be gentle. If he's been on the good side for all this time, then you owe it to him to help him come to terms with it. All of this stuff is about fear.

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u/sulris 4d ago edited 2d ago

I had a friend tell me she was sick and tired of people telling her what pronouns to use! And I asked her “did anyone actually ask you that or did you just see it on TV?” She got real quiet for a few seconds and changed the subject. No one had ever asked her to say shit.l, but she was getting worked up over the idea that someone might, and she would be so tired of it… someday when it actually happened. Lol.

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u/unscriptedtitanic 5d ago edited 5d ago

What's sad is, this is largely similar to what one of my Uncle's recently told me about him. "I'd rather vote for someone who may not be so smart but has a good heart than vote for some evil person who will just pencil whip anything Biden puts in front of him!!!!"

It's no surprise that there's a "script" going around conservative circles, and it's extremely sad that they can't even see how ridiculous they're being, despite objective evidence getting shoved right in their face.

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u/absolu5ean 5d ago

What's pencil whip

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u/unscriptedtitanic 5d ago

Oh, "pencil whipping" is a phrase that means signing something without reading it.

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u/Bunktavious 5d ago

So by the father's logic, he believes Walker will be able to read the documents or in front of him first...

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u/unscriptedtitanic 5d ago

Uncle's logic, but yes. He thinks Walker will take the time to read a massive bill that's put in front of him, fully comprehend what it says, and be able to determine if that helps or hurts the general population of the US and vote accordingly. He also thinks Fetterman is satanic and that mask mandates were useless.

Smart guy, but he's a bit of a moron.

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u/UnquestionableBadger 5d ago

....not smart at all. Just the moron part

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u/noodles_the_strong 5d ago

Both of those are superior to the werechicken.

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u/cbbuntz 5d ago

I think all those voices except Frylock are Dave Willis. He's also Barry on Archer.

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u/Hackastan 5d ago

Thanks, other Barry.

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u/dbatchison Oregon 5d ago

I like this fun fact

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u/ChickenNPisza 5d ago

I’ve quoted this episode way too many times in my adult life

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u/Hackastan 5d ago

Shh. He is legend.

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u/Outrageous-Yams 5d ago

God I love meatwad

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u/shawlgoodman 5d ago

Yeah we dumb, we dumb as hell

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u/Narrator_Ron_Howard America 5d ago

Has anyone in this subreddit ever even seen a werechicken?!?

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u/StampCollectorBill 5d ago

Coocoo ca-CHAAAA

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u/incubuster4 5d ago

Cluck cluck cluck cluck cluckAAHHHH

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u/PossessedToSkate 5d ago

Okay, that was a pretty good chicken.

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u/squishyliquid 5d ago

Chaw Cheechaw Cheechaw!

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u/CanYouHearMyPhones 5d ago

A-coodle-doodle-doo! A-coodle-doodle-doo!

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u/poozer69 5d ago

A-doodle doodle-doo

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u/holeeray 5d ago

Truly a question that benefits from being narrated by Ron Howard

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u/Spawn6060 Colorado 5d ago

Has anyone ever asked, howchicken?

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u/TM_Rules 5d ago

This was no ordinary chicken. This chicken was evil manifest.

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u/Hourslikeminutes47 5d ago

I get it.

I wanted to be a werewolf too

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u/DarthBalls1976 5d ago

No shit, right? You can play basketball really well, and you can surf on top of box vans.

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u/cons_suck_balls 5d ago Silver

Werewolf Bar Mitzvah!

Spooky! Scary!

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u/calm_chowder Iowa 5d ago Silver

Boys becoming men, men becoming wolves

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u/fattmarrell 5d ago

The football league and NFL are working on concussion reform, just give it some time

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u/Oceansize757 5d ago

He understands a werewolf can kill a vampire!

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u/UWCG Illinois 5d ago

If he's been studying Van Helsing, he should remember he only has till midnight to go after Dracula, though!

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u/Jean_Paul_Fartre_ 5d ago

He’s not a professional politician, as he’s mentioned numerous times. How do you expect him to know that? He didn’t got to politician school!

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u/silentjay01 Wisconsin 5d ago

And don't even bother trying to find out the airspeed velocities of unladen swallows from him. That's regal knowledge.

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u/Labhran 5d ago

There is a local politician here in Colorado literally facing multiple felony charges over this from this past election.

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u/UnquestionableBadger 5d ago

There's a felon who is the AG of Texas. Just got re-elected too! The GOP loves felons! As long as they're on the White side.

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u/javabrewer Texas 4d ago

Yup, indicted Attorney General Ken Paxton.

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u/rockchalkjayhawk4545 5d ago

If you're speaking of Pete Lee, the judge dismissed the case based on misleading evidence.

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u/Labhran 5d ago

Tracey Bernett.

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u/rockchalkjayhawk4545 5d ago

Thank you, I didn't know about that.

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u/bm1949 5d ago edited 5d ago

I'd go with tax fraud before election fraud but I can see how it could be a residency problem.

In all reality, it probably should piss off Georgia's republican leaning voters who haven't already gone all in on that idiot but I doubt it will.

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u/No_Significance_1550 5d ago

I would be pissed, some scab from out of state steps in to be my Representative because it’s a race they think they can win. I like how Fetterman played up Oz’s Jersey residence in his campaign.

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u/LaneMcD 5d ago

I think it helped Fetterman a little but it wasn't as big of an issue as it should have been. Fetterman being strongly pro-choice in a post overturned Roe America was the biggest factor

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u/No_Significance_1550 5d ago

He also did a really good job being relatable to rural Pennsylvania. Crudités lol wtf.

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u/CorgiMonsoon 5d ago

And even the crudités thing showed how out of touch Oz was. I mean, what kind of maniac includes raw asparagus on their crudités platter?

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u/scarr3g Pennsylvania 5d ago

Also, shopping at "Wegner's"

Wegman's, which he was at, isn't even a grocery store for rural Pennsylvanians. It is only in hoity toity, wealthy, areas, full of liberals.

Source: I was raised in rural PA, and now live just south of Philly... Within 10 miles of a Wegman's.

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u/drpopadoplus 5d ago

What I've learned from my job as customer service for the IRS is that people really vote on feelings. One of which is can I have a beer with them. Fetterman gives huge fun to drink with vibes. Oz he'd spend the whole time talking about himself or stuff unrelated to me.

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u/mburke6 Ohio 5d ago

The south used to absolutely hate scalawags and carpetbaggers.

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u/wendellnebbin Minnesota 5d ago

They hated northern carpetbaggers, a southern carpetbagger is perfectly acceptable.

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u/RosemaryFocaccia 5d ago

Trump is very much a northern carpetbagger, but they adore him.

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u/Imacatdoincatstuff 5d ago

He's not supposed to do anything other than vote as instructed by leading senators from other states.

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u/Jump_Yossarian_ 5d ago

In my entire life I've never seen a Congressional candidate sit for an interview and have multiple Senators as handlers and let them answer all the questions and just nod along. I've seen it at least 5x with Walker. You'd think he'd have a moment of clarity (and self respect) and realize that they think he's an absolute idiot.

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u/IrascibleOcelot 5d ago

It’s clear at this point that Hershel Walker is severely brain damaged. I don’t mean that as an insult or joke; his football career has left him with obvious CTE, just like over 90% of his contemporaries. Life expectancy for CTE is 59, so he’s already living on borrowed time.

He doesn’t have enough reason or clarity left to realize anything.

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u/TheEffingRiddler Texas 5d ago

I feel absolutely ashamed for everyone around him that's supposed to love him. It's very clear that he has mental limitations and that certain people are taking advantage of it. It's gross.

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u/quartzguy American Expat 5d ago

Him and the dad of the Colorado shooter should have a meeting. That would be something else.

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u/Dantheking94 5d ago

Which is why I don’t understand why Tom Brady would give up his married life for the game, when should have been coaching or owning his own team.

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u/RangerHikes 5d ago

QBs rarely take helmet to helmet or helmet to ground impacts the way other positions do. Usually they're getting hit around their ribs and legs. The kind of impact a QB takes during a sack might happen once or twice a game. A runningback is experiencing that every single play

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u/sbrevolution5 North Carolina 5d ago

Honestly it’s sad. The gaffes from walker are funny until you realize that a lot of it is likely from brain damage, and people are trying to take advantage of his mental state to get them political power

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u/DangDimwitty 5d ago

He's just a puppet and he doesn't even know it. The only thing they need him for is to cast a vote.

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u/ga_southern 5d ago

He absolutely knows he's a puppet, I'm sure they've told him as much. They've also said they'll make him rich and have more power and respect if they can get him elected. It's a win win for Herschel, no matter how little self respect he has to display as a result

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u/blacksoxing 5d ago

Yes, he know he’s a damn puppet as I’m sure he didn’t wake up one day going “I WANNA BE A SENATOR”

But as he was not the incumbent it means beat others to be the candidate, and that is a gut punch.

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u/rickievaso I voted 5d ago

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u/Theshag0 5d ago

Imagine seeing Cruz, Walker, and Graham on the TV and thinking "these seems like the people I want running the country." Fucking ridiculous.

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u/WoahayeTakeITEasy 5d ago

All that matters to their voters is that they hurt the right people. That's all they really care about. They don't even consider that the policy that may "hurt the right people" will also hurt them in the long run, but as long as it hurts the people they hate more, they don't care about that either. Their entire life revolves around hating and wanting to hurt the others. It's a sad existence but that seems to be the only thing they're actually capable of doing.

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u/Disastrous_Drive_764 5d ago

My theory is Graham is there to add legitimacy to why he called Georgia’s Secretary of State back when he did. He’s gonna say “see I’m very involved in Georgia politics”

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u/lrpfftt 5d ago

In the US, seems almost nothing is disqualifying any longer.

In fact, probably makes him a stronger GOP candidate.

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u/GozerDGozerian 5d ago

“Fleecing us all makes him smart, you see!”

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u/PMMEBITCOINPLZ 5d ago

Oh no. The Republicans don’t care about Georgia, they care about Senate seats they think they can win. The knew the dude was from Texas. Cause he lives in Texas.

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u/kia75 5d ago

How is he supposed to understand and represent the concerns and desires of the people of Georgia when he's a Texan?

That's the point. Herschel Walker, and Oz weren't put up in order to be a reliable Republican vote. If either of them were from where from where they represented they might have actual views or thoughts on their votes, and thus wouldn't be as reliable. If they lived where they represented then they would have to... "eat the Republican dog food" of living with the consequences of their votes. Living somewhere else, means they don't have to feel the effect of any of their votes.

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u/flirtmcdudes 5d ago

he doesn’t even understand where he is 60% of the time. Just add it to the list lol

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u/ultraviolentfuture 5d ago

Well ya see, he's a University of GA college football legend. He has more name recognition there. The only place he could realistically run.

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u/dancin-weasel 5d ago

To quote the Rock,

“It doesn’t matter”

If this terrible humans actions haven’t disqualified him yet, what’s a little election fraud? Just throw it on the pile.

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u/PrettyPug 5d ago

He wants to be a Senator for Georgia and pay zero State income tax. LOL. He either committed election fraud or tax fraud. Damn, Americans are idiots for supporting these clowns.

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u/Classico42 5d ago

Damn, Americans are idiots

As someone born here, yes.

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u/Diet_Goomy 5d ago Silver

nope. He did both. It's not an either situation. Intent is written into the law. Based on Texas state law since He shows intent to make Ga his primary residency through his taking part in the election means he was no longer considering Texas his primary residence. ALSO, based on Georgia Election law he showed intent to continue his Texas residency through his tax filings. This means he commits both acts of fraud simultaneously and puts his actual state residency in a gray area. Legally he would have to pay the texas taxes despite claiming Texas as his residency because of intent. He would also have to go to prison for election fraud because of intent.

The laws go through seperate courts, and deal with different state laws. The best thing he could probably do is admit to tax fraud, take a big tax penalty and then use that courts findings as evidence of his Ga residency.

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u/EFT_Syte 5d ago

Rules don’t apply if you suck dick hard enough, oh and have R in your name.

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u/cyanydeez 5d ago

it's texas laws he violated.

and he's running in georgia.

So republicans dont see anything if it's on their behalf.

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u/Derpaderpplerp 5d ago

Georgia requires primary residence in district to run. He broke BOTH laws.

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u/tunamelts2 5d ago

Is it legal to claim primary residence in two states?! How is it possible that he made it this far into the campaign before this was discovered?!

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u/Gubermon 5d ago

No, no it is not. Because he only just declared it for the tax benefit. Just like with Oz you don't technically need to live in a state until you are actually elected per the Constitution.

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u/spaceman757 American Expat 5d ago

He may have broken GA tax laws too, if he claimed TX as his primary residence and didn't pay GA state taxes, as a result.

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u/LongerCat 5d ago

There are probably a lot of establishment republicans praying that walker wins and gets DQ’d after the fact so the governor can appoint whatever unelected lap dog he wants while claiming “the system works”

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u/Sea-Blueberry-3184 5d ago

He qualifies now for full republican enrolment into the realm of the criminals in power cult

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u/Thatguy755 5d ago

Except for the in power part

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u/Sea-Blueberry-3184 5d ago

All he needs is to find another 12,345 votes. His master tried it once. It can’t be a crime to do it or he would be in prison already.

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u/mike_pants 5d ago

I love that that governor saw Trump was calling and was immediately like, "Yo, hit 'record.'"

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u/Psykechan 5d ago

I love that that governor saw Trump was calling and was immediately like, "Yo, hit 'record.'"

Two things to consider:

  1. How many calls like this were there before people decided to start recording their conversations.

  2. He never intended to release the conversation! He only did after Trump tweeted about it. “It was a private conversation as far as I was concerned, and he broke privacy when he put out a tweet. But then his tweet was false,” Raffensperger said.

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u/MartiniD 5d ago

“It was a private conversation as far as I was concerned, and he broke privacy when he put out a tweet. But then his tweet was false,” Raffensperger said.

Yo should we report this anti-democracy blatant illegal thing our President just did?...

Nah

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u/Andrew_Maxwell_Dwyer 5d ago

IIRC he recorded Trumps call because Lindsey Graham had already called and made the same request. He knew exactly why Trump was calling.

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u/summonsays 5d ago

Georgia is a one party consent state, if I were in politics I'd record everything.

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u/bryansj Georgia 5d ago

*Secretary of State.

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u/cyanydeez 5d ago

as long as corporations are in the market of buying power and cheap at that, they'll be in power.

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u/skittlebog 5d ago

This appears to be a growing issue with Republicans. We have Herschel in Georgia, Oz in Pennsylvania, Michels in Wisconsin. How many others have there been?

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u/TwiztedImage Texas 5d ago

Pete Sessions was living in Florida while holding a seat in Texas. Rented a cheap apartment that had no furniture in it as his "primary residence". Local news affiliate outed him.

He now has a seat down near Waco, TX, and I'd be willing to bet he did the same thing there if anybody wanted to follow up on it...

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u/monsterflake 5d ago edited 5d ago

josh hawley used his sister's address to run (ha!) for senate in missouri.

edit for more josh hawley nonsense. he was recently fined.

“Attorney General Hawley’s office illegally concealed public documents immediately prior to a U.S. Senate election against Senator Claire McCaskill for the sole purpose of preventing damage to Hawley’s campaign and affecting the outcome of the election.”

if you think hawley sucks, get ready for senator-elect eric schmitt! hawley laid the path- just get the og gop to back you for an easy AG election, only to spend your first 2 years running for senate.

schmitt successfully sued (almost) every city, county, and school district over mask mandates, and was at the forefront of the suits to block student loan forgiveness.

we have one of the worst tag teams in the senate, but as long as kentucky keeps it up, we'll never be #1

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u/Skatchbro 5d ago

Josh “Haulin’ Ass” Hawley?

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u/WarmMoistLeather 5d ago

Does this count? https://apnews.com/article/florida-5343b101e96d5c7f42d1ee54da7cc0ce

The guy didn't live in the district he ran in. I didn't see it mentioned in the above article, except maybe as what was falsified on the documents. The bigger issue was he was only ran because he had the same last name as the democrat candidate.

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u/Johnny_Carcinogenic 5d ago

That's a whole other category of election fraud. It was actually deviously brilliant in it's planning and execution. Dirty as hell, but it worked. There is a formal investigation into it. The whole trigger for The plan being put into effect was the Democratic incumbent was pro solar and the bigwigs at the for-profit power company in the state didn't like the fact that he suggested legislation that would eat into their profit margins. They wanted to get rid of him and this was the result. Fascinating rabbit hole if you ever Google it and go into the entire history of it.

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u/Drumphelstiltsken 5d ago Platinum Helpful Starry

Everything the Right talks about is an admission of their own guilt.

Continue voting these fascists out and starve the right-wing cancer by not doing business with any Republican/conservative owned businesses. The country’s future and the ability of our children to live in a free, non-violent, democratic society is at stake.

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u/Flyman68 5d ago

Every accusation is a confession!

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u/TheAlbacor 5d ago

The business thing is a good idea, but won't make a difference due to how money circulates in the economy. Time would be better spent contacting representatives than finding out the least harmful way to buy everything, because the effect is often miniscule.

That said, if it's easy to avoid, like just not going to Chick-fil-A, that's definitely worthwhile.

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u/globaloffender 5d ago

Public servants must serve the public and while they are in public, they deserve praise or ridicule

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u/Fuzzy_Logic_4_Life 5d ago

Man not purchasing from republicans small businesses owners would be incredibly difficult especially living in a predominantly red state. I like your intentions though.

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u/TheAlbacor 5d ago

It's nearly impossible to consume ethically in the US economy.

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u/blindguywhostaresatu California 5d ago

“Is this the bad place”

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u/Thewallmachine 5d ago Starry Ally

What!??...A GQP candidate broke election laws? What?

Seriously, vote Warnock. He's a good dude.

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u/I_just_learnt 5d ago

These mother fuckers are trying to take people from other states and establish them wherever they need them just by putting an R next to their name

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u/Ready_Nature 5d ago

From what I’d seen in other articles, he’s probably good under Georgia election laws, but is committing tax fraud in TX.

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u/HI_Handbasket 5d ago

"If a person removes to another state with the intention of remaining there an indefinite time and making such state such person's place of residence, such person shall be considered to have lost such person's residence in this [Georgia] state."

and

"Herschel Walker claimed on financial documents that he's a resident of Texas, not Georgia."

So he cannot legally run for Senate in Georgia.

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u/Ready_Nature 5d ago

Or he was committing tax fraud by lying on the documents in Texas.

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u/vanilla_milquetoast 5d ago

If he does live in Texas he’s committing fraud in Georgia, if he does live in Georgia he’s committing fraud in Texas. He’s committing fraud somewhere for sure though, but if people were already going to vote for him despite everything we know I doubt this would be the thing to change their minds.

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u/guynamedjames 5d ago

Well we all know Ken the crook Paxton will definitely fuck hold the law

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u/minicpst Washington 5d ago

Trump voted using not a residential address in Florida in 2020. That’s not legal. You can’t get a ballot at your place of work and vote from there.

Mar-a-Lago is a country club. He just happens to live there. It’s a business, not a home.

So, this is par for the course.

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u/jigsaw1024 5d ago

It's worse than that for Mar-a-craphole.

He specifically signed an agreement that he wouldn't use it as a residence. But Florida decided not to enforce that agreement.

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u/therealcmj 5d ago

Imagine if he pissed Desantis off enough that he decided to make the town / city / whatever enforce that agreement.

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u/cromstantinople 5d ago

How is this not immediately disqualifying?

"If a person removes to another state with the intention of remaining there an indefinite time and making such state such person's place of residence, such person shall be considered to have lost such person's residence in this state."

He sought, and received, tax benefits of a person’s residence in Texas. That is a cut and dry violation of Georgia law.

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u/Apptubrutae I voted 5d ago

Because it depends on what exactly he did.

He could have fraudulently claimed a homestead exemption in Texas while not being eligible. The process for doing so would be relatively trivial.

Depends on whether he’s lying to Texas about his primary residents or whether he’s lying to Georgia about his primary residence.

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u/Wads_Worthless 5d ago

It’s not even necessarily “fraudulent” to have the homestead exemption, it’s entirely possible he just didn’t think to file the paperwork to remove it since it’s kind of a thing you do once and then never think about again until you move.

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u/briantcox81 Florida 5d ago

Hershel Walker probably doesn't realize that Georgia and Texas are 2 different states

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u/friscotop86 5d ago

Probably couldn’t even name that landmass between Alabama and Louisiana

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u/VladtheInhaler999 5d ago

Is he going to claim that the reason for his Texas residence is because he has been secretly working as a Texas Ranger?

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u/FrankieMint Colorado 5d ago

A republican pulling a tax scam? There's a first!

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u/rjrgjj 5d ago Helpful

Now do Rick Scott.

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u/_SpaceTimeContinuum 5d ago

When you're a Republican, they let you commit any crime.

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u/skivingsnack 5d ago

They just start electing them. It’s like a magnet. Just elect. They don’t even wait.

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u/twenafeesh Oregon 5d ago

Strange that it always seems to be Republicans committing the actual fraud.

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u/Separate_Bluebird161 5d ago

Well they have to commit real fraud to balance out the imaginary fraud from the democrats

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u/BeKind_BeTheChange 5d ago

It's not "election fraud", it's election fraud.

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u/Damack363 5d ago

Cool. So, consequences any second now, right?

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u/FTHomes 5d ago

It's a GOP thing!

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u/RaycharlesN 5d ago

File a suit on him and DQ him

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u/JohnOliverismysexgod 5d ago

There's no time. This should have been done this summer.

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u/AnExoticLlama Texas 5d ago

What is the point of laws if they can't be enforced after a certain amount of time passes?

Yes, he can still be disqualified and removed from the running.

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u/Enthused_Llama 5d ago

If the cops don't catch you in 15 minutes you're legally allowed to murder.

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u/RaycharlesN 5d ago

There is time, you can request an emergency hearing /ruling

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u/JACrazy 5d ago

Any season is fine for Dairy Queen.

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u/datenschwanz 5d ago

But (R) so absolutely nothing will happen as a result.

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u/flatdanny 5d ago

Take a cake of crazy, and add CTE as the icing. Great formula, Georgia

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u/djbk724 5d ago

And people want him representing them? Very low standards

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u/bcallihan513 5d ago

Big ol red star by your name Hersh - good job buddy. You’re a vile example of American exceptionalism and corruption without even being able to spell those very words. Somehow this qualifies you to lead a nation.

Anyone else notice how ridiculous this has all become?

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u/Beforemath 5d ago

It warms my soul knowing Republicans are lurking on this subreddit but have no good response to this LOL. Hi guys!! We see you!!

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u/HI_Handbasket 5d ago

So far the best defense has been "It's Thanksgiving."

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u/Cmdr_Toucon 5d ago

And good luck finding any mention of this in the AJC. They've given Walker a free pass this whole election.

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u/Nonconformists 5d ago

We need to interfere with this free pass. But then the GOP will flag us for free pass interference.

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u/BigNickDipples 5d ago

So there really IS election fraud happening in the USA. It's by Republicans!

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u/Infolife 5d ago

Their motto: "Every Accusation a Confession"

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u/fluent_in_gibberish Illinois 5d ago

The fraud is coming from inside the house senate!

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u/Taj_Mahole California 5d ago

Herschel Walker’s handlers committed election fraud*

Let’s be honest, that man is too fucking stupid to devise this kind of fraud scheme.

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u/JohnAStark 5d ago

There is that election fraud those GOP operatives are looking for... go get him!

Wait... the GOP does not care about that kind of fraud? Figures.

The Great and Awful Oz: NJ --> PA (Lost!)

The Dumb and Awful Walker: TX --> GA (About to lose!)

The Horrific and Aged Palin: Space --> AK (Lost!)

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u/Squirrel_Chucks 5d ago

Herschel Walker registered to vote in a different state than his primary residence.

Mark Meadows rented some shack he didn't live in so he register to vote in North Carolina.

The party screaming "VOTER FRAUD" the loudest really don't give a shit about committing it themselves.

The Texas Lt. Governor established a bounty up to $25k for tips that lead to the prosecution of voter fraud. He expected to catch a bunch of Democrats. So far he's only had to pay out for cases involving Republicans voting twice.

Every accusation is a confession

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u/NoTimetravelto2020 5d ago

after Trump, rand Paul, ect... are we surprised the GOP is trying to kill our democracy?

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u/janzeera 5d ago

Walker, Texas Resident.

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u/xavariel Canada 5d ago

This guy is hilariously bad at his one and only job; being a republican puppet.

How has anyone fallen for this obvious display of insanity? Rhetorically asked.

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u/cmgchamp2 5d ago

Soooooooooooooooo let me get this straight.

Republicans the nation over are cheering Ron DeSantis for throwing people in jail for voting when innocently thinking they were registered, but when they were not legally entitled.

Now they're parading and hooraying for Herschel Walker in GA who has registered to vote in one state while declaring his principal residence in another state for tax reasons.

Okay, I can see that. Right Repubs?