Post by 49ersfootball on Jun 14, 2020 13:53:42 GMT
BREAKING NEWS: NC US SENATE CONTEST DECIDED: UNITED STATES SENATOR
THOM TILLIS (R-NC) REELECTED 10:47 AM EST, Sunday, November 22nd, 2020
After 19 days of dragged-out, statewide recount out of all 100 counties, the election canvassing boards from all 100 counties reported their findings to the NC Secretary of State Elaine Marshall (D), who announced the following results of the NC US Senate contest:
NC United States Senator (100% of the precincts reporting) United States Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC): 2,642,826 (48.71%): Declared Winner
Former State Senator Cal Cunningham (D-Winstom Salem): 2,547,540 (46.95%)
Post by 49ersfootball on Jun 18, 2020 21:35:33 GMT
BREAKING NEWS: MT US SENATE CONTEST DECIDED: MT GOVERNOR STEVE BULLOCK (D) NAMED BY
PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN AS US SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR
3:27 PM MST, Monday, November 23rd, 2020
MT Governor's Residence, Helena, MT
Despite Biden's victory in the Presidential contest, the Dems keeping control of the US House of Representatives & the GOPers keeping control of the United States Senate as well as regaining control of the US House of Representatives, there were some moral victories for the Dems (as noted earlier, the Dems won back US Senate seats in CO & AZ. But for MT Governor Steve Bullock (D) was defeated by United States Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) in the hotly-contested MT US Senate contest & many people had wondered what his political future would hold: but reports had been swirling that Bullock might work in a Biden administration level position.
It was confirmed by President-elect Biden that he would be tapping Bullock to serve as US Secretary of the Interior. Bullock also confirmed the reports & plans on finishing out his term as MT Governor.
Post by 49ersfootball on Jun 25, 2020 14:31:49 GMT
TX Governors since Jester:
Beauford Jester (D): 36th Governor from January 21st, 1947 to July 11th, 1949: Elected in 1946; reelected in 1948. Died while aboard Union Pacific train in Houston, TX.
Robert Allan Shivers (D): 37th Governor from July 11th, 1949 to January 15th, 1957: Ascended to the Governorship upon Jester's death. Elected to full 2-year term in 1950 & reelected in 1952 & again in 1954. Did not seek reelection in 1956.
Marion Price Daniel, Sr., (D): 38th Governor from January 15th, 1957 to January 15th, 1963: elected in 1956 & reelected in 1958 & 1960. Defeated in 1962 Dem Gubernatorial primary, missing out on the Runoff.
John Bowden Connally, Jr., (D): 39th Governor from January 15th, 1963 to January 21st, 1969: elected in 1962 & reelected in 1964 & 1966. Did not seek reelection in 1968.
Preston Earnest Smith (D): 40th Governor from January 21st, 1969 to January 16th, 1973: elected in 1968 & reelected in 1970. Defeated in reelection bid in the 1972 Dem Gubernatorial primary due to fallout from the Sharptown Scandal.
Dolph Briscoe, Jr., (D): 41st Governor from January 16th, 1973 to January 16th, 1979: elected in 1972 & reelected in 1974. Defeated in reelection bid in 1978 Dem Gubernatorial primary.
William Perry "Bill" Clements, Jr., (R): 42nd Governor from January 16th, 1979 to January 18th, 1983: elected in 1978: first GOPer to occupy the TX Governor's Mansion since Reconstruction. Defeated for reelection in 1982.
Mark Wells White, Jr., (D): 43rd Governor from January 18th, 1983 to January 17th, 1995: elected in 1982 & reelected in 1986 & 1990. Did not seek reelection in 1994.
George Walker Bush (R): 44th Governor from January 17th, 1995 to December 21st, 2000: elected in 1994 & reelected in 1998. Resigned from the Governorship after being elected to the Presidency in 2000.
James Richard "Rick" Perry (R): 45th Governor from December 21st, 2000 to January 20th, 2015: Ascended to the Governorship upon Bush's resignation; elected to full 4-year term in 2002 & reelected in 2006 & 2010. Did not seek reelection in 2014.
Gregory Wayne Abbott (R): 46th Governor since January 20th, 2015: elected in 2014 & reelected in 2018.
Post by 49ersfootball on Jun 25, 2020 20:15:51 GMT
Chapter 2: Remembering Justice Breyer
4:11 PM EST, Wednesday, November 25th, 2020
US Supreme Court Building Rotunda, Washington, DC.
The flag-draped casket of US Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer lying in repose.
In the meantime, hundreds of mourners filed past the flag-draped casket of US Associate Justice Stephen Breyer inside the Rotunda of the US Supreme Court Building. Among those in attendance: Breyer's former clerks at the Supreme Court, US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan & Samuel Alito. Over 500+ people were in attendance for a private ceremony which was aired on C-SPAN, before the public viewing occurred a few HRS later. Later in the day, President & First Lady Trump paid their respects, later meeting with the Breyer family by personally giving them their condolences.
As the nation was biding goodbye to Justice Breyer, over at Capitol Hill, US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was emboldened on getting Trump's 4th Supreme Court Justice nominee confirmed as soon as possible probably a few days after Breyer is laid to rest. The Senate Dems were on a downward slide in light of the disastrous efforts in blocking police reform (which resulted in a backlash from Middle America during the 2020 campaign), making themselves look silly during the unsuccessful impeachment process (where Trump was acquitted in a party-line vote several months earlier) & the disastrous Landrieu presidential campaign.