March For Our Lives organizers have announced the next phase of their movement: a 60-day, 50-stop cross-country bus tour to register young people to vote, and educate them about the NRA's influence on politics. https://t.co/fD2jtwyTv1
— The Trace (@teamtrace) June 4, 2018
Help us hold our elected officials accountable! Please consider donating to @NationalDieIn where students and parents all over the country will be holding die-ins at NRA sellouts’ offices on June 12th. https://t.co/OkBEFpp2uj
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) June 4, 2018
California primaries today — but we may not get swift results. Per USA Today:
Crowded races, narrow margins, and millions of absentee ballots.
That’s the Election Day mix in California’s high-stakes primary on Tuesday, and it means the results in some key races could take days — or even weeks — to determine.
“We’re notorious here for being slow,” said Bill Carrick, a longtime Democratic consultant in the state.
One reason the ballot-counting could drag into Wednesday or later: many Californians vote by mail. And their ballots can arrive up to three days after Election Day and still be counted.
In the 2016 primary, more than 5 million California residents, or nearly 60 percent of the electorate, voted absentee. Adding to the possible delays: Voters can register on election day and cast provisional ballots, but it will take time to verify those…
Carrick and others said it should be clear early Wednesday morning who takes first place in some of the top-tier races, such as the gubernatorial and U.S. Senate contests. But California has an open primary system, where the top two vote-getters advance to the general election regardless of party affiliation.
And in a handful of critical House races, the real competition is for second place. Democrats fear that because they have so many contenders on the ballot, voters may spread their support so thin that two Republican candidates will win both slots on the general election ballot.
“The key question for several of these races is not who the winner is, but who the number two is,” said Jack Pitney, a political science professor at Claremont McKenna College. “And it all depends on the vote difference between (the) No. 2 and No. 3 (finishers). And in some cases, those margins might be small enough to mean a delayed outcome.”…
And a couple codas to SCOTUS’s Wedding Cake Decision:
2 uses of "narrowly":
7 out of 9 Dennys waitresses threw me out. Not narrrow.
They could have done it because I was naked, painted blue, singing Nessun Dorma at the top of my lungs, and appeared to be on fire, but they said it was because I wasn't wearing shoes. Narrow decision.
— NarowlyDecidedHat (@Popehat) June 4, 2018
While I'm disappointed as my gay followers for the SCOTUS decision today, will y'all check out the awful cakemanship of Christian dude who wouldn't serve the gay couple?
— T. Fisher King (@T_FisherKing) June 4, 2018