r/WhitePeopleTwitter Oct 06 '22 Helpful 1 Wholesome 1 Take My Energy 3

A vote for blue is a vote for green

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u/beepingclownshoes Oct 06 '22

Legal weed is going to be huuuuuuge for tax revenues. As a Texan I am so stoked to see that level of success come to our state, especially since Abbott and his goons have tried everything they can to make the state worse.

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u/FuckingKilljoy Oct 07 '22

Abbott and his piss babies?

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u/CutieSalamander Oct 07 '22

Gregg Abbott is a whiney piss baby.

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u/Flipperlolrs Oct 07 '22

The whiniest if you will

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u/atheistpianist Oct 07 '22

Not just tried. Abbott will not put it on the ballot as long as he is governor. He ignores years of polls that only increase, showing Texans favor legalized marijuana in our state. He refuses to listen to the populous he “represents” and is entirely unfit to be governor. I have always voted against him and will always continue to do so.

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u/taylordj Oct 06 '22

Unfortunately, it will never happen. Too many "they took er jerbbbsss" lookin ass red blooded white trash repubs to do anything about it.

But hey - I'm from Georgia and we went blue, so you can too!

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u/thatguy9684736255 Oct 07 '22

At some point, it'll have enough support to pass on a national level. Recent polls have said 70 percent of people support it. It seems like a pretty easy win for someone to champion it.

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u/vegaspimp22 Oct 07 '22

Did you know the senator here in NC his campaign add I saw on Tv yesterday said “don’t vote for Beasley she wants your kids doing drugs after she legalizes marijuana and wants to arm IRS agents to take your money”. Like I watch that and can’t help but think is this real life? Who’s stupid enough to believe this shit and who doesn’t want weed legalized in 2022?

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u/CaptainK234 Oct 07 '22

Black candidate, drug use horror story, etc. Not hard to decode the dog whistles. They’re barely even pretending to say the quiet part quietly these days

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u/Dimeskis Oct 07 '22

With Beto and Biden both announcing huge steps in that direction today, its looking like the Dems are going to try to start the debate locally heading into midterms.

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u/14sierra Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

I mean biden just started the process for federally rescheduling cannabis and is pardoning simple possession charges. It kind of seems like biden is championing it.

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u/AwesomePurplePants Oct 07 '22

Biden has a track record of milquetoast compromises. But also seems to actually accomplish the stuff he compromises on.

It’s like the difference between trying to trudge through thick mud vs trying to scratch your way through a wall.

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u/TheOverBored Oct 07 '22

Yeah, he'll probably wait till reelection time to push hard for it.

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u/hereisacake Oct 07 '22

Let’s be wary of looking at popular support meaning that the federal government is going to support or protect that thing…

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u/PikaTangoPanda Oct 07 '22

Unfortunately that didn’t work with Roe v Wade

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u/[deleted] Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 10 '22

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u/thefookinpookinpo Oct 07 '22

It's had majority support on a national level for years now, hasn't changed it. I think that's a testament to how unlikely it is to be nationally legalized (it MAY be nationally decriminalized but even that will take a very long time I bet).

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u/YetisInAtlanta Oct 07 '22

Now let’s turn Georgia green 😎

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u/Parchabble Oct 07 '22

Wait what? I think legal weed will happen in Texas. Literally every blue collar guy I have met down there smokes weed or enjoys weed, but can't smoke because they have to pass a blood/hair test.

They also vote R across the board, but still. They don't hate weed. It's the evangelicals who hate weed.

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u/Madertheinvader Oct 07 '22

It isn't about the weed. It's racism, classism, and fear of losing private prison slave labor.

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u/sarcastic_meowbs Oct 07 '22

Then the blue collar dude need to be shown that they could be FREE to smoke weed during thier FREE time if they quit voting for the RED communist who want to force thier religion onto the masses. Kind of like they do in Iran

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u/infinite0ne Oct 07 '22

Hey, Arizona did it.

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u/notantifa Oct 07 '22

It will most definitely happen in Texas in the near-future. I just don’t think legal marijuana is an issue that would cause and R to switch and vote D.

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u/call_me_justin1 Oct 07 '22

If you're still in Georgia please make sure walker loses, fuck that guy, seriously.

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u/babaganoush2307 Oct 07 '22

I’m in Arizona and we also went blue, it can be done!

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u/Impressive-Body-1702 Oct 07 '22

Change scares the men in red.

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u/QuarantineJoe Oct 07 '22
  • all the savings from not incarcerating pot smokers.
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u/FunnyAssJoke Oct 06 '22

Live in NM currently. The democrats mudslinging commercials are about the GOP taking away women's rights, while the GOPs mudslinging commercials are about how the current democrat governor has reduced the prison population. The GQPs MO is just fear mongering so that they have their slave population.

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u/Moose_Hooves Oct 06 '22

I’m shocked that conservatives still think we need to lock more people up for longer, even now that we are the most incarcerated population in the world.

WE ALREADY TRIED locking up as many peoplr as possible for as long as possible to try to “defeat” crime. Didn’t work. Next idea.

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u/CoconutCavern Oct 06 '22

...but have we tried locking up EVEN MORE people?

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u/xTechDeath Oct 06 '22

Just make prison mandatory for everyone

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u/nubatpython Oct 06 '22

Breaking news: Crime rates have dropped to 0%

Oh also prison violence has increased to <whatever the crime rate was>

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u/irishgator2 Oct 06 '22

For “everyone”?? Hmmm not sure most GQP would agree with that word

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u/aberm1 Oct 06 '22

All non-white people?

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u/GetTheSpermsOut Oct 07 '22

now you are on their level of depraved behavior

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u/mekanik-jr Oct 07 '22

GOP strategists hate it when you say the quiet part loudly.

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u/VonThirstenberg Oct 07 '22

Nah. They used to, but they're coming down off that rung of "decency" fast. Really fast.

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u/YamminOnYa Oct 07 '22

There you have it!

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u/danceswithbourbons Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

Stalin did that and it worked out GREAT. Read One day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Solzenhitsyn to learn more. /s

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u/silver-orange Oct 07 '22 Helpful

[BREAKING] GOP 2024 manifesto LEAKED:

Just keep doing the same thing we've always done (that never worked) but do it even harder.

Biggest prison population in the world? Pathetic. Double it.

high rate of firearm homicides? Give teachers guns. Give dogs guns. Give guns their own, smaller guns.

Income inequality? Let's try reducing taxes on the rich for the ninth time. It never did "trickle down" the last 8 times, but it's definitely gonna work this time. Trust me.

Climate change? Tear up the Paris Climate Accords, dismantle the EPA, and drill baby drill. If we don't do our patriotic duty and pour soot into atmosphere, a dozen coal miners might have to apply for new jobs

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u/EnjoyingmyMadness Oct 07 '22

Laughed way too long at the thought of a gun having its own smaller gun. 🫠

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u/Electronic_Agent_235 Oct 07 '22

Ikr, I'm low key annoyed I laughed at that though, being a staunch liberal gun owner. But laugh out loud I did. "Smaller" I think is what sealed the deal lol.

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u/mikony123 Oct 06 '22

I think you're on to something here.

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u/jnobs Oct 07 '22

The ONLY thing that can protect us from guns is MOAR GUNZ.

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u/Kendertas Oct 07 '22

What if we wage a war on drugs just a little longer? In the Phillipines they where straight up executing dealers and users on the street. Guess what the drug trade wasn't really effected.

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u/Bayinla Oct 06 '22

It’s because the prison system has been privatized, and republicans need those sweet sweet contributions from the prison industry

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u/John_T_Conover Oct 07 '22

That's why a handful at the top want it, but not the masses of Repubican voters. They support it because that mindset is a core value of being conservative.

A pragmatist looks at a societal problem and questions the status quo or experiments with solutions that will improve or prevent that circumstance. Also how to change those offenders from doing it again and prevent new offenders.

Conservatives see that someone broke the rules or did something immoral and now they must be punished for being a bad person. There is no concern that the system is unjust or that the rule is stupid or that the offense didn't harm anyone. Just "I believe in a narrow set of norms and customs and type of people enjoying life outside of those are cheating the system and need to be dealt with."

It's part of why they're so "pro-life" when they demand women must have the baby but don't give a shit to help after it's born. There are consequences that you must suffer for having sex they consider immoral. For all they care the child can have a long (or short) life of unloved absolute misery, as long as that woman was forced to pay the toll.

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u/Tdanger78 Oct 07 '22

CCA is the biggest winner in that slimy game. Not just prisons, but the migrant detention centers too.

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u/cultured_banana_slug Oct 06 '22

"Lock more people up" = "Keep brown people off their green grass".

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u/Branmuffin824 Oct 07 '22

Yeah, but then whose going to water their green grass and keep it from turning.... dun....dun...dun...brown.

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u/cultured_banana_slug Oct 07 '22

Oh dear, I think the pearls done clutched themselves.

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u/TobyDaMan8894 Oct 07 '22

But it’s the brown people keeping that green grass looking good

Doing jobs NOONE else wants to do

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u/moch__ Oct 06 '22

Cheap labor

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u/normal_nerd_ Oct 06 '22

But what if we had MORE cops!? Surely that would work! /s

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u/Grouchy-Culture3946 Oct 07 '22

Most people in jail for possession of marijuana are predominately people of color. Can you imagine the horror some of these red state governors are going through worried they may have to release most of their inmates.

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u/TTWackoo Oct 07 '22

This is Christmas come early for them. Biden released thousands of dangerous criminals that will cause whatever problems Fox News wants them to.

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u/Skull-fker Oct 07 '22

That's still an uphill battle in the court of public opinion. Even more so than trying to convince people the student loan forgiveness is a bad thing.

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u/Grouchy-Culture3946 Oct 07 '22

This only covers Federal Penitentiaries but FUX Nuz will tell the sheeple that every last person in every prison was just released by Biden.

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u/pigfeedmauer Oct 06 '22

Exactly, it's a childish knee-jerk reaction that doesn't actually prevent crime or solve any problems.

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u/Happiercalif Oct 06 '22

In what way did not work? It may not reduce crime, but it's lucrative and disenfranchises all the right people from middle class jobs (and voting.)

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u/noiseandpoise Oct 07 '22

Our local news is pure propaganda on this issue.

A correctional officer in a nearby area said in an interview (a year back or so) that jails are more essential to the public than parks and libraries. He added another but forget what the third was. My jaw dropped.

They run a pro jail story once every 3 months. It's so insane.

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u/Moose_Hooves Oct 07 '22

It has toned down in recent years but news staions used to run the mugshots of like every single black person arrested in the city. And they police would invite the media to take a camera crew to shoot a “perp walk”

I grew up in the city of Chicago but I lived in a white neighborhood and attended white private schools. The only black people I saw were homeless men and service workers and the alleged felons on the news. No one ever preached racism to me. But from just observing society, I knew

“oh, black people are less important. They aren’t beautiful. They’re really only good at basketball”

Just some of the ungodly racist shit I used to think as a kid. Before I was infected by evil wokeness.

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u/TheNorthComesWithMe Oct 07 '22

It's not just conservatives. Americans in general are incredibly backwards when it comes to criminal punishment.

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u/Moose_Hooves Oct 07 '22

Because we are a conservative country.

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u/MazzIsNoMore Oct 07 '22

The goal for them isn't to prevent crime it's to punish people. It's the same reason they won't budge on gun control, the goal isn't to prevent gun crime it's to figure out the harshest way to react to it.

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u/mostlyareader Oct 07 '22

Alabama checking in… we are being sued by DOJ for our prison overcrowding and deplorable conditions. Instead of asking hard questions about why we incarcerate so many people the answer was … drum roll please … use federal COVID funds to finance more PRIVATELY operated prisons. God help us!

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u/cookiemookie20 Oct 06 '22

democrats mudslinging commercials are about the GOP taking away women's rights

Is it really mudslinging when the GOP is proud as punch about doing it?

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u/FunnyAssJoke Oct 06 '22

At this point in time, I wouldn't consider it "mudslinging" when it's 99%true and they're just being called out. However, that is the term used for it so I used it so as to be politically correct.

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u/Silvinis Oct 06 '22

In PA too, here's an example of the texts I get. No idea how they got my number, but they come from a different number each time

"PA law enforcement officers put their lives on the line to put violent criminals behind bars... but John Fetterman is working against them.

As chair of the board of pardons, he BRAGS about getting as many felons out of prison as possible.

Protect your family. Don't vote for Far-Left John Fetterman."

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u/jcutta Oct 07 '22

On the other side of the Delaware they're saying that Andy Kim is the reason we're in a recession.

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u/Shark7996 Oct 07 '22

Getting a lot of commercials of him saying "You could release a third of prisoners and be no less safe." They don't address the statement at all, just follow up with "he wants to release a third of prisoners!!"

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u/halfveela Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

Is this real life?

The Republicans are campaigning on WHAT?

I can't stop updating this comment, my internal screaming is so loud

EDIT 3: knew y'all would still manage to Rhapsody

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u/ValDina Oct 06 '22

Is this just fantasy?

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u/anti-socialmoth Oct 06 '22

Caught in a landslide!

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u/ValDina Oct 06 '22

No escape from reality!

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u/markodochartaigh1 Oct 07 '22

Open your eyes!!!!

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u/ValDina Oct 07 '22

Look up to the sky and see !

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u/KingSutter Oct 07 '22

I'm just a poor boy!

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u/waterboytkd Oct 07 '22

I need no sympathy.

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u/OgReaper Oct 07 '22

It's funny that's the same thing the GOP is doing in the PA election ads I keep seeing.

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u/Ryboticpsychotic Oct 07 '22

23% of republicans believe the government is controlled by a secret group of satanic pedophiles.

Talking about the real issues won’t affect those people.

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u/Dead_Medic_13 Oct 07 '22

Imagine thinking reducing prison population is a bad thing

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u/[deleted] Oct 07 '22

That's the GOP commercials in PA right now. Slamming a candidate for wanting to decrease prison populations for petty cannabis possession charges.

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u/Grogosh Oct 07 '22

Reducing the prison population is a good thing.

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u/Disjointed_Medley Oct 07 '22

I hope this isn't too stupid of a question but where are these "mudslinging commercials"? Do people still watch tv? Are these road side billboards?

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u/table_fireplace Oct 06 '22

I know Beto's running in Texas, but I hope Minnesota folks are paying attention to this.

Minnesota should have legal weed, but they don't. Why? Because Republicans still control their State Senate, so a legalization bill can't pass.

Why do Republicans control the State Senate? Dems lost it by one seat in 2020. And in three races, Dems lost thanks to...the Legal Marijuana Now Party. The pot party got more votes than the Dem lost to the Republican by. So thanks to the pot party, pot remains illegal in Minnesota.

Don't be fooled: If you want legalization, r/VoteDEM.

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u/thatguy9684736255 Oct 06 '22

That's crazy. Unfortunately, a third party won't really make sense unless they have ranked choice voting (which I'm really in favor of). Otherwise, they'll just be pulling votes from somewhere else that might need them.

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u/Ensiferal Oct 06 '22

Or the mixed member proportional (MMP) system used by a lot of other countries. Then multiple smaller parties can form meaningful coalitions

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u/Red-Quill Oct 07 '22

I’m scared this would allow the fringe alt right to just spam a bunch of fake different parties that all really have the exact same goal as the others and thus bam neonazi coalition. Idk if that’s a rational fear, but not much is rational in my part of America.

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u/Ensiferal Oct 07 '22

Nah, if they did that, they'd all be competing for the same group of voters. Rather than one party with 30% of the vote, you'd just end up with a coalition of 6 parties with 5% of the vote each (in New Zealand our far right party only gets like 1% of the vote but I understand the problem is much worse in the U.S.A). It may even weaken them as a whole since some of those nazi voters might end up not voting if they can't figure out which one to vote for. Also those sorts of people often don't like sharing power. A nazi coalition is bound to be riddled with terrible internal politics. That's why under the MMP system parties have to have clearly defined platforms they run on, to appeal to specific demographics of people. Sound bites, slogans, and bluster just don't work the way they do in the two party system

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u/Red-Quill Oct 07 '22

Ah, thanks for the insight! I doubt I’ll ever see this kind of voting in America in my lifetime, but one can dream. Until then imma do my damndest to get out and stay out haha

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u/ReadShift Oct 06 '22

Check out Approval Voting instead. RCV has a lot of problems with it that people just pretend don't exist. Approval is more accurate pretty much any way you look at it. Plus it's way simpler and easier to vote.

After we get approval voting everywhere then we have to switch to Mixed Member Proportional Representation as well, but that's a long way off.

The limiting factor is whether you're willing to step up and make it happen. Volunteer leaders are the limiting resource and if you want to change your elections to approval all you really need to do is step up and commit to it.

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u/mkiyt Oct 07 '22

Can't believe I haven't heard of this! Gives basically all the same benefits as ranked choice but is much simpler. Massachusetts had a ballot initiative for ranked choice that was struck down, largely because people thought it was too complicated. This is a great alternative.

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u/ReadShift Oct 07 '22

Can't believe I haven't heard of this! Gives basically all the same benefits as ranked choice but is much simpler.

Yuuuuppp.

Now go out there and be the hype person we need to switch your city elections to approval! The state level might have to wait for the salty RCV taste to fade.

Also, fun fact, approval is so dang simple it's impossible to submit an invalid ballot by filling in the bubbles. Just can't be done.

Volunteer!

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u/outletbox Oct 06 '22

Approval voting is spoiling the movement to improve our voting systems! You're splitting the movement into competing camps - approval vs rank choice. Now we won't get anywhere! /s

I'd be happy either way. Approval voting sounds interesting too!

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u/TheNorthComesWithMe Oct 07 '22

Approval voting seems less intuitive. I'm not sure it would be as easy to sell voters on that system.

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u/Triasmus Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

Approval is more accurate pretty much any way you look at it. Plus it's way simpler and easier to vote.

I'm not convinced that it's a better system. I quite easily contrived a way where my 2nd to least favorite candidate won because I'd still rather have them than my least favorite (just as an example for why it still has contrived problems).

It also seemed that at least half of the argument for why Approval is better than RCV is because the process for figuring out the winner is simpler after ballots have been submitted and because we can also look at the results afterward and see that the losers got their fair marketshare of votes.

I don't really care about either of those reasons. They don't affect the actual winner. It's really not that much harder for the lay voter to put rankings next to their candidates (note: I do not approve of RCV where you have to rank every candidate. Only put the candidates that you care about.)

I guess your goals for the type of winner also matters. Approval voting makes sure that the least-liked candidate doesn't win. It basically ends up forcing moderates to win. They might be lukewarm, but they're lukewarm for everybody. (Edit: moderates are also more likely to win with RCV. I guess RCV will get the most-preferred candidate while Approval will get the least-disliked. I imagine that it would end up being the same person most of the time, but I still think I'd prefer RCV)

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u/HalensVan Oct 06 '22

Oooo another person in favor of ranked choice voting. I've been pushing this for awhile but I don't see it brought up on Reddit as much as it should be.

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u/nau5 Oct 07 '22

Bet if you looked at who funded the “legal marijuana now” party it would be the same as who funded the republicans candidates

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u/LongStill Oct 06 '22

Shit we don't even have legal Marijuana in Maryland yet, and we're suppose to be a blue state. But at least its finally on our ballot for the actual voters to decide this year.

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u/CloudGates Oct 07 '22

Ong hope that old fuck Abbott dies soon.

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u/Sarmi1019 Oct 07 '22

Live in MN in this is sadly true. What’s worse is that for the most part they are running GOPs agenda, so when the bill gets to the senate they vote against it along with the republicans. I think it’s mainly aimed to trick younger voters or people that aren’t well informed on what they really are and their true agenda. But hey, at least we got Delta 9 legalized by accident!

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u/qning Oct 07 '22

Yeah but they accidentally legalized gummies. So we have that going for us lol.

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u/mikeb32 Oct 07 '22

Jesse Ventura wanted it in 2003 I believe. Wish he could’ve been the one to lead that

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u/kilomaan Oct 06 '22

Biden is also doing this on the federal level

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u/StageRepulsive8697 Oct 06 '22

That means it only covers federal crimes though. Anyone with a conviction at a state level will still have those convictions of their record (unless the state does the same thing as Biden which he is pushing them to do as well)

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u/ghoti99 Oct 06 '22

If you go read the statement he’s directing governors to expunge state and local offenses. Governors who don’t will have to explain to their constituents why they chose to ignore a presidential recommendation.

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22

Pretty easy to do for republican governors. They don’t want liberal agenda in their state.

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u/FoolishConsistency17 Oct 06 '22

But this forces them to take a clear stance.

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u/vagabond_dilldo Oct 06 '22

They've been taking a clear stance on everything stupid for the past couple of years, why would taking a hard stance against the Biden Administration's pot decriminalization be difficult for them at all?

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u/BelugaAruga Oct 06 '22

The people of Texas have a real opportunity to get what they want and swap out a governor who uses them as pawns and doesn't care about them, for somebody who actually gives a shit and wants to improve the lives of Texans.

We'll see if they're smart enough to take that opportunity.

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u/BioDriver Oct 06 '22

As a native Texan I lost faith in this state a long time ago. Why else would they repeatedly vote for Ted Cruz, let alone Abbott?

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22

Same. I cannot believe we have repeatedly paid Ted Cruz a salary to be Ted Cruz.

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u/Silvinis Oct 06 '22

Its confusing to me because you'd think they would have no respect for a man who let another man insult his wife and said nothing about it.

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u/GetTheSpermsOut Oct 07 '22

Cruz is Canadian in TX. it does not compute one bit. but they know gymnastics so well it doesn’t have to. Education.

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u/Deluxe_24_ Oct 07 '22

Isn't he from Alberta?

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u/judyvi Oct 07 '22

The Texas of Canada. At least that makes it make some sense

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u/34HoldOn Oct 07 '22

Actual response I've gotten from people: "What do you expect him to do? Just end his career?"

The idea of doing what Liz Cheney did absolutely escapes them.

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u/KnowNothingKnowsAll Oct 07 '22

Someone’s gotta pay for Cancun.

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u/TheMaskedGeode Oct 06 '22

If you still live there please still vote.

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u/BeezyBates Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

I hope Beto gets it but Texas has a lot of undereducated rednecks. A lot. Trump flags still fly here. Real ignorant people here outside the city. Fox News types. I’m really trying to not say mean words here…..Christians who hate. Racists. Just kinda….dumb. Cigarette smoking people who love fried food. And they cover most the state outside the city. Now the cities are largely blue. Which speaks volumes.

But my wife and I will be voting blue in a very red area.

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u/DoggedDoggity Oct 06 '22

They’ve been cheating to stay in power, they’ll do the same again. Beto must not back down and concede.

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u/Bent_Stiffy Oct 06 '22

After watching their debate last Friday, it’s very bizarre that Abbott talks like he hasn’t been Governor for almost a decade. All he talks about are drug problems and gun violence. And it’s like - hasn’t all of this happened under your watch?

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u/oliverkloezoff Oct 07 '22

Ooo, that's a good point. But he got rid of rape, right? Right??

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u/Bent_Stiffy Oct 07 '22

Oh ya! How could I forget about him eliminating rape from the streets of Texas? I’ll do better.

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u/BlazingSun011 Oct 07 '22

god as a texan i wish beto was in power and i remember he came pretty close to winning the e elections last time. its just gerrymandering is a bitch too and hoenstly i barely have hope that we’ll get rid of this guys ass on the governers seat

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u/DontRememberOldPass Oct 07 '22

He might have a chance if he drops the anti-gun stuff, but he is sticking to it. Looking at how hard he is pushing it, it’s like he doesn’t actually want to win. It’s like running on a “fuck farmers” platform in Iowa.

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u/ArginatorBongo Oct 07 '22

On the one hand, I'm glad he sticks to his points if he truly believes in them. On the other hand, it's guns and texas.

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u/Zealousideal-Emu5486 Oct 06 '22

I have relatives in Texas and trust me, they're not even close to being smart enough. They would rather live in a dystopian hellscape than vote Democrat

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u/SummerStorm21 Oct 06 '22

My family is that way too. I don’t get how anyone could burn down their house and the town, simply out of pride or willful ignorance. It’s not like they don’t have children and grandchildren. How tf do they not care about us?

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u/Zealousideal-Emu5486 Oct 06 '22

I saw a couple of good old boys in Alabama being asked by a reporter about a Covid vaccine. He agreed that it was beneficial but because he likes to think of himself as "stubborn " he won't get vaccinated. It's more about standing your ground than taking a more favorable approach.

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u/34HoldOn Oct 07 '22

That was a very thing the Civil War was based on. They picked a fight they had no chance of winning. And unfortunately, they still proven they'll cut off their noses to spite their faces. Look at how many systemically racist laws have also affected disenfranchised White folks. That's a price worth paying to them.

I honestly wish that progressives had this level of tribalism.

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u/BigbySamMelody Oct 06 '22

Hopefully they can seize the opportunity and go from a 1 star state to a 2 star state.

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u/Far_Vehicle_1520 Oct 06 '22

As beautiful as that sounds it doesn’t outweigh how good it would be to have Greg Abbott the little piss baby out of office.

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u/TheMaskedGeode Oct 07 '22

That’s alright. A common enemy unites people more than a common goal.

Btw why do people call Abbott a piss baby? Not saying he isn’t but why that insult specifically? Did he publicly wet himself or something?

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u/Far_Vehicle_1520 Oct 07 '22

Something someone started on twitter. Greg Abbott is a little piss baby because Greg Abbott is a little piss baby.

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u/ArcyCatten Oct 07 '22

It started as a thing on r/politicalhumor after the law preventing social media companies from moderating any of their messages, as a fuck you to the worst person (second worst? idk he’s probably tied with Cruz) in Texas

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u/bigdiesel1984 Oct 06 '22

Texas needs this guy bad. Abbott is such trash.

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u/thatguy9684736255 Oct 07 '22

Yeah, I'm especially worried about LGBTQ people in Texas (and also Florida). It seems like they are really ramping things up and i lot of people will probably just need to leave the state if things keep going the same way.

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u/theoldgreenwalrus Oct 06 '22

Hell ya. Sensible policies are what you get when you vote for Democrats. Beto really cares about the people of Texas and I hope he wins

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u/TotalBlissey Oct 06 '22

He might just be able to pull it off. I think that the polls might be underestimating him, and in them he still has a decent chance of winning.

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u/Rusty_Red_Mackerel Oct 06 '22

Texans, “Oh heck naw! We don’t want none of that devil’s lettuce here!”

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u/youngemarx Oct 06 '22

As a Texan, a small group of Texans don’t. They just happen to be the ones who vote the hardest

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u/Past-Gur-8182 Oct 06 '22

100% the truth… unfortunately

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u/Betrashndie Oct 06 '22

As a Texan I say, "oh heck yeah pass me some of that electric lettuce" cranks up the Willie Nelson

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u/NoObMaSTeR616 Oct 06 '22

But I need it to make my double deviled egg sandwiches……..

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u/narwhal-ninja Oct 07 '22

But... we do. Give us the jazz cabbage please

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u/TheNorthComesWithMe Oct 07 '22

He'd have a much easier time if he stopped talking about gun control.

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u/StageRepulsive8697 Oct 07 '22

He seems like a good guy. I follow him on Twitter and he seems pretty well liked and well spoken. I hope he wins too.

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u/Marsrover112 Oct 06 '22

Knew this girl from Texas that said she's a Democrat but wouldn't want Texas to be blue just because it's always red like wtf kinda logic is that

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u/Lux_Bellinger2024 Oct 07 '22

FOX has legit brainwashed people into thinking california and new york are post apocalyptic hellscapes.

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u/Luka_Dunks_on_Bums Oct 06 '22

I would like to inform everyone that does not live in Texas, our Lt. Governor actually makes those decisions. Electing Beto does nothing unless we get rid of Dan Patrick and Ken Paxton.

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u/19whale96 Oct 06 '22

This. Abbott and Paxton were the dream team of fucking over Texans when it came to the pandemic. Getting Beto in doesn't flip the state, it just defangs our far right politicians.

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u/Grace_Lannister Oct 07 '22

Step in the right direction.

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u/JScarlott Oct 06 '22

Today I learned Texas was weirded than I thought it was. If only that wasn’t all the days?

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u/Luka_Dunks_on_Bums Oct 06 '22

On the surface level, it makes sense. None of our state officials are full time politicians, our state house and senate have a session every 2 years for 90 days and our Lt. Gov sets the agenda. It’s designed like this to make sure the governor doesn’t have all the central power.

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u/Dante2005 Oct 06 '22

As an Eu citizen, I cant do anything here, but hoping that various areas in the US get good and decent people with actually "real" values would be great.

I endorse this guy.

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u/DirtyDozenDonuts Oct 06 '22

Speaking as a Texan, thank you for your support. <3 I'll be voting for Beto this November

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u/-maeby-tonight- Oct 07 '22

I fucking wish. As a Texan tho I’m holding my breath til it actually happens

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u/allen_6108 Oct 06 '22

Biden will go down in history as one of our better presidents that actually got things done and didn't just make empty promises. I hope beto gets that same chance one day.

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u/TheMaskedGeode Oct 07 '22

Biden is a lot better at handling stress than I think I’ll ever be.

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u/satan62 Oct 06 '22

Kick Abbotts ass outta there!

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u/MasBlanketo Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

I hope he wins but Beto really needs to clarify his "coming for your ARs" stance if he wants to take Texas. Even in his debate w/ Abbot, he stopped short of saying "no we won't come for your weapons". He said, "We're doing what we think we can get accomplished now."

I'm not saying it's right or wrong, but guns can lose you Texas if you're not smart about it

I say this as someone born and raised and living in Texas

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u/seikoth Oct 07 '22

I was kind of shocked that he didn’t clearly answer that in the debate. It may not have helped much, since gun owners have probably already made up their mind about him. But still. When he ran for senate, he came across as a straight shooter (pun intended). He pointedly gave a non answer to that question, and I think it made him look like just another politician.

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u/OhDavidMyNacho Oct 07 '22

It's because he knows it's not popular, but he refuses to lie. So he avoids answering instead.

He basically was saying that even though he would like to ban AR style weapons, he would like to at least change the age restriction for some change to occur. Especially since a full ban has to happen at the federal level.

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u/XYZTENTiAL Oct 07 '22

🤞, also got to get rid of the indicted felon, Ken Paxton, and spineless coward at Lt Gov, Dan Patricks

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u/Grogosh Oct 07 '22

'Democrats cheat! They give their voters what they want!'

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u/aceknight21 Oct 07 '22

Let's go Texans! Make Beto your next governor!

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u/Upside2Gravity Oct 07 '22

No joke, I need this to fucking happen.

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u/ckivi Oct 07 '22

Texas would likely vote for a piece of petrified dog shit before they ever did anything progressive.

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u/MikeHawkMasterBaiter Oct 06 '22

This should have been done like 20 years ago...Federally.

For a Marijuana charge a few months into being 18 my life turned out sort of depressing.

I was unable a couple years later, when I was more mature, to follow my dreams of becoming a Marine then joining the LAPD.

I am sure there are thousands of people with similar stories from Marijuana because it's honestly a social thing to do, everyone gets into it for socializing/networking reasons at first.

Hopefully the future generations will have more opportunities.

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u/AAA_Morningstar Oct 07 '22

I love seeing all these conservative voters coming on here saying that the Democrats are going to take their guns away. Republicans have been saying that for years and years, it hasn’t happened, and we still have mass shootings so I honestly don’t know what you’re complaining about. You are obviously misinformed and I feel so sorry for you. Like does it hurt to be that unintelligent?

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u/50FirstCakes Oct 07 '22

I really like this guy. We need a Beto in Florida.

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u/GaryJohnson420 Oct 07 '22

God I hate Beto and I am fiscally conservative but I’m going to have to vote for this man because the Republicans in Texas are just supporting Christian Nationalism at his point. The new Taliban are the extreme right.

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u/JonesinforJohnnies Oct 07 '22

It is WILD to me that Oklahoma of all states has legal weed and Texas doesn't.

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u/Evargram Oct 07 '22

DO IT!

TAX IT!

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u/breesidhe Oct 07 '22

Do keep in mind that a vote for green is a vote for Red.

Green Party aside, there are several Marijuana parties around. Minnesota has two. Yes, two.

BOTH are infested with Republican operatives.

To the point where the chair of one of these parties was forced to sue to stop these people from running under the party banner.

And yes, one of these spoilers in 2020 (who said absolutely nothing about pot, but instead ranted about Trump quite a bit) got justtt enough votes (2,699) to help unseat the incumbent Democrat (by 1,818 votes).... And gain the Republicans a ONE seat control of the state senate... where Republicans absolutely refused to even discuss the matter.

End result? Even with two pro-weed parties.. MN has one of the strictest marijuana regulation around.

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u/Rufio-Returns Oct 07 '22

BETOOOOOOOOO!

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u/Coleslawholywar Oct 07 '22

In Kentucky it is literally being stopped by just a couple of stubborn . Republicans in the Senate. The house with a GOP super majority already passed the bill. Senate Republicans leaders refused to bring it up. Now just like sports betting those potential tax dollars go to other states

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u/TXtornado Oct 07 '22

The only reason that it’s illegal still in Texas because these vile Private prisons fund the Republicans campaign.

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u/Righteouslad Oct 07 '22

@me motherfucker let's gooo

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u/VeranoEte Oct 07 '22

Texas you can guarantee that he will do this bc of what Biden did today. We could actually legalize it completely next year. It would force the cartels & dealers to go legit, be taxed and make it worse to smuggle when nobody wants it.

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u/ADerp2Hard Oct 07 '22

And a vote for red is a vote for Christian fascism 💩

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u/MateOfArt Oct 06 '22

Like Texas would actually ever vote blue

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u/thatguy9684736255 Oct 06 '22

They are slowly moving in that direction. It'll just be hard to tell when it'll happen. Not completely sure if it'll be this election, but i think within a couple elections, Texas will be a solid purple state.

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u/TotalBlissey Oct 06 '22

Look at the bias in its presidential voter history for proof. Every 4 years it gets 3-6 points closer to being a democratic state. It's +6 republican favor currently. So in 2024 it'll be a swing state.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_elections_in_Texas

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u/FoolishConsistency17 Oct 06 '22

46% of Texas voted for Biden.

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u/Birdamus Oct 06 '22

We had a Democratic governor when I moved here 30 years ago. We have 4 of the 15 biggest cities in the US (cities tend to be more blue).

The problem (as usual), is:

1) Gerrymandering 2) Intentional voting obstacles in urban districts 3) Guns - The GOP ads are plastering the airwaves with Beto’s “hell yeah we’re gonna take your AR15” sound bites.

But hey, we have to try!

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u/mattmeow Oct 06 '22

I live in Austin and vote in the same district as some folks in south Dallas. 3 hours away. It's so absolutely fucked. The only hope is a strong voter turnout. Get people to register pleeeeeeease.

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u/tailoredlifestyleco Oct 06 '22

We might! Most people I know are fed up with Abbott and they are all life long republicans. I’m hopeful this time around

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u/Less_Likely Oct 06 '22

For an office like governor it’s not that big a stretch. There are a solid number of people who might be GOP only on president who’d vote a democrat for state office, that’s why super red states like Louisiana, Kansas, Kentucky have Democratic Governors. It goes the other way as well, Vermont, Massachusetts, Maryland have Republican governors.

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u/TimeSignificant1776 Oct 06 '22

Believe it or not, out of the Red states, Texas by population is quite Purple. We have easy majority in the cities. With good campaigning I believe there are a solid number of moderates that can swing over. Dems will likely never see a solid majority out in the country. If we can restructure our elections and do away with gerrymandering altogether, then we can be a regular battleground state. Just keep voting, just keep voting...

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