Go vote and spare me the drama.
The Clintons only were better at it than most; This election’s real issue is,
How do you stop that kind of corruption?
Freddie and Lawrence, Hillary and Bill,
Under Lawrence’s tutoring, Martin’s character Freddie learns how to become smoothly urbane and elegant, so he’ll be more suited for the sophisticated scams,
So it was with the Clintons. They transformed themselves from two rather unattractive characters into people who tie up traffic after getting $1,200 haircuts ($600 for cut, $600 for color) paid by the proceeds of their influence peddling.
Read about the Dirty rotten scoundrels.
The Partido Republicano Brasileiro’s Marcelo Crivella, an evangelical bishop, won the mayoral election in Rio de Janeiro with 59% of the vote.
A Republican, evangelical, bishop of the Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus (Universal Church of the Kingdom of God), you say? Hillary may need a bigger basket for the deplorables, but the PRB is not affiliated with the U.S. Republican party.
But I digress.
The mayoral election results favored the smaller parties,
Brazilian Voters Oust Old Guard in Mayoral Elections. Marcelo Crivella, an evangelical bishop, wins race to be next leader of Rio de Janeiro (emphasis added)
The other major contest was in Belo Horizonte, capital of the second-most-populous state. Alexandre Kalil, former president of a local soccer club, narrowly defeated João Leite, the team’s former goalkeeper. Mr. Kalil, of the little-known Humanist Solidarity Party, campaigned by saying he isn’t a politician; Mr. Leite is a member of the major conservative Brazilian Social Democracy Party.
Relative outsiders were expected to win key battles over rivals from major parties such as Ms. Rousseff’s Workers’ Party, or PT, which had held the presidency for more than 13 years.
New President Michel Temer’s center-right Brazilian Democratic Movement Party failed to capitalize on the PT’s woes, merely holding its ground in the first round of elections thanks to strong results in smaller cities. Voters soundly rejected the party’s candidates in key metropolitan areas including São Paulo and Rio.
“The public is tired of the conventional parties: the machine, the corruption,” said Leonardo Zuardi, a retired 59-year-old bank worker on his way out of a polling station in Rio’s upper-class Leblon neighborhood.
Now, where have I heard that?
— El Gordo y La Flaca (@ElGordoyLaFlaca) October 25, 2016
The first female candidate for President of the United States celebrated her 69th birthday by dancing salsa with a dwarf and getting a bottle of tequila.
But where Hillary shows up, the Clinton Foundation must not be far behind; read all about it here: Dwarf and tequila for Hillary’s birthday.
Compare and contrast New Jersey and Florida voting protocols,
In Florida the information on your voter registration card and ID have to match, you are issued a 12″ printout (similar to a cash register receipt) showing your name, date of birth and address which you then must confirm, and that is placed on a clear plastic pocket on the outside of a folder. The paper ballots (2 pages printed on both sides) go in the inside of the folder, and the ballot number and voter number must in turn match the same number on the printout.
From there you are directed to the rooms with the voting booths. All the booths in the first room were occupied, so we were directed to the second room.
Once in your booth, you fill in the ballot in black ballpoint pen ink, and then head to another area with the machine. A worker explains how to enter the ballot into the machine, he removes the printout ticket, you again confirm the ballot and voter number, you feed the ballot into the slot, it enter the information electronically, you leave the empty folder in a bin, and you’re done.
Read my report as we are Now waiting for the results.
Silvio Canto points out that Chile goes right on the anniversary of Allende’s election.
With over 99 percent of results counted on Sunday night in local elections, the right-leaning Chile Vamos pact emerged as the big winner. It won slightly more votes than President Michelle Bachelet’s left-leaning Nueva Mayoria coalition, despite the left going into the vote with a massive incumbent advantage.
Conservative candidates won the majority of key swing cities, including central Santiago, a municipality inside the capital that is considered an electoral bellwether.
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The results should benefit Pinera, a conservative politician and businessman who served as president from 2010 to 2014 between Bachelet’s two terms and is widely expected to seek a return to office.
The election is the latest setback for Latin America’s left following the end of high commodity prices that drove economic growth for a decade. In August, former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was ousted in an impeachment trial. Bolivian President Evo Morales’ proposal to change the constitution to run for another term was rejected in a referendum. Late last year, Argentine voters elected business-friendly President Mauricio Macri to overhaul his predecessor’s populist policies.
Or, as Bloomberg put it, Chile Voters Give Government a Bloody Nose and Peso a Boost