Is it time for another female governor?

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE
by Steve Flowers

Hillary Clinton’s failure to break the proverbial glass ceiling in American politics came up a little short. More than 100 men have been nominated for president by the nation’s political parties over the past 220 years. She was the first female to be the nominee of one of the two major parties.

After Hillary became the Democratic nominee last year, former Colorado Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder, who ran for president in 1988, said it best, “It’s been the ultimate tree house with a no girls allowed sign posted on it.” Read More

Electoral College votes today

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Today is the official end of the 2016 election as electors go to their state capitals and cast their ballots in the Electoral College. Republican New York City billionaire and reality TV star Donald J. Trump is expected to win the Electoral College vote, 306 to 229, over his Democratic rival and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Normally, the college is just a formality, but this year many of the Republican electors have been harassed and threatened to change their vote.
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Worley calls on GOP to condemn Russian interference of US election

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, December 15, 2016 Alabama Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Worley called for Republicans to support investigations into alleged hacking by agents of the Russian government into the campaign of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party.

Chairwoman Worley said in a statement, “Russian interference in the US presidential election is deeply disturbing. It is completely unacceptable for a foreign power to have any influence at all in determining the leadership of our nation.”
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Trump victory event to be held at Ladd-Peoples Stadium

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, December 17, 2016, President-elect Donald J. Trump (R) will return to Ladd-Peoples Stadium in Mobile for the Alabama stop of his national victory tour on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at 3:00 pm Central time.

In August 2015, billionaire and reality TV star Donald J. Trump was welcomed by the people of Alabama in a manner that only Popes experience. He returns on December 17 triumphant as the President-elect after vanquishing the Democratic nominee: former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D).
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Time for accountability

By Minority Leader Rep. Craig Ford

The election is over and now the real work begins. Part of that work means holding our leaders accountable for their promises and commitments, and both sides of the aisle have plenty to be held accountable for.

Republicans now have absolute power across all branches of our federal and state government. Republicans have not had this much power since Reconstruction after the Civil War. We have a new president who has promised sweeping changes—and there is no one to stand in his way.
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Alabama’s Republican Leaders React to Trump Victory

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, shocked the political world with a crushing electoral college win. Trump won all of the states that Mitt Romney won as well as some states that had not supported a Republican since 1988 and 1984. A number of voices commented on the surprising election results.

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) said in a statement, “Congratulations to President-elect Trump, the next President of the United States, on his election to our nation’s highest office. The majority of the people of Alabama supported Mr. Trump with their vote and by doing so have placed their humble trust in him to lead our country. While we as Americans certainly disagree on various policies, we must all agree that our country has suffered under the weight of a divisive and contentious campaign season. Mr. Trump will soon be the leader of all of our country, and every citizen, and I look forward to supporting his leadership. Americans have also elected a record number of Republican Governors to lead our states. I will be joining my colleagues in working with the Trump Administration to create a strong economy, great jobs and abundant opportunities for every American.”
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Alabama Democrats Surprised by Trump Victory, Plan to Move Forward

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—On Tuesday, businessman Donald J. Trump (R) swept the electoral map in a shocking upset that left Democrats across the United States in shock and bewildered, wondering what his administration will hold and whether he will keep his controversial campaign promises.

“I’m not so much shocked, as surprised,” Alabama Young Democrats President Beth Clayton said. “We took this election for granted, and we should have seen it coming. A lot of people sat back and didn’t go out to the polls. They didn’t work the way we did in 2008 and 2012.”
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This is How Donald Trump Got Elected

donald-trumpBy Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

What happened?

I have been asked that question a lot since late Tuesday night, when Americans went to the polls and elected Archie Bunker president. I suppose people think I have a better idea of what could lead to such an embarrassment, but I don’t.

Oh, I have ideas. They’re just not much different from what you’ve heard, because truth be told, it’s fairly easy to figure out why Donald Trump was elected president.
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Trump Wins Presidency

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, Alabama voters went to the polls and chose Donald J. Trump (R) to be the next President of the United States. Voters in a majority of states agreed and Trump was elected to be the 45th President of the United States.

Trump carried all of the states that Governor Mitt Romney (R) won in 2012. Trump also won the crucial “swing” states of Florida and Ohio as well as the normally “blue” states of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. As of press time, New Hampshire and Michigan were still too close to call.
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Congratulations, President Trump

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

Say it. “I told you so.” It’s OK. It’s what I would have told you.

Donald Trump is our president. He was elected by American voters. I respect that completely.

If Americans want Trump as president, they have him.

He’s my president, too. I accept that.

I was wrong. My predictions were wrong. Trump wins. He’s president.

So now we have to figure out how to move forward. Let’s hope Trump’s people keep his Twitter account in check.
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