Constitution Party meets after election

December 12, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, December 9, 2016, Constitution Party executive committee members from across the country met on the campus of the University of Alabama in Huntsville following the 2016 Presidential election. 2016 Constitution Party Presidential candidate Darrell Castle addressed the group about the election and US foreign policy.

Darrell Castle told the group, I have been involved in seven different elections with the Constitution Party and I am very proud that this one (in 2016) and 2008 when I ran as Chuck Baldwin’s Vice Presidential candidate were the ones where the party did best. “I am very proud of that.”
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Sewell opposes Trump’s appointment of Stephen Bannon

November 25, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

November 16, 2016, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-Selma) joined 169 of her Congressional Colleagues in signing a letter addressed to President-elect Donald J. Trump (R) announcing their opposition to the appointment of former Breitbart News Executive Stephen K. Bannon as White House Chief Strategist.

US Representative Sewell said in a statement, “The appointment of Steve Bannon, who has promoted views of bigotry, divisiveness, and fear throughout his career, is both disturbing and dangerous. Donald Trump built his campaign on misinformation and bigotry.  Unfortunately, his appointment of Steve Bannon is a clear indication that he will govern as he campaigned. As a daughter of Selma and the Representative of the 7th Congressional District of Alabama, I am painfully aware of the damage that hateful rhetoric and prejudice has on the American people. We simply cannot go back to times that divided and weakened our country and our progress.”
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Trump’s margin of victory in Alabama beats expectations

November 16, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

No Democrat has carried the State of Alabama in a Presidential election since Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter (D) bested incumbent President Gerald Ford (R). As expected former Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton (D) was not competitive in Alabama. Republican Presidential nominee, New York City billionaire and reality TV star Donald J. Trump not only won the State but beat the Democrats by a wider margin than any GOP Presidential candidate in 44 years.
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Alabama’s Republican Leaders React to Trump Victory

November 11, 2016

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’s Major Party Chairs Comment After 2016 Election

November 10, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Republican Party Chairperson Terry Lathan was exuberant after the last of the results came in from Tuesday’s election, which saw Donald J. Trump pull off a major upset in defeating Democratic Nominee and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“The Alabama Republican Party is thrilled with the results of this year’s election,” Lathan stated. “We look forward to having a Republican president return to the highest office in the land… President Trump will make our nation stronger with his commitment to upholding the Constitution and protecting Americans through conservative policies. We know he will hold true to his campaign promise and put America First. Next to his Inauguration Day, we anxiously await President Trump’s Supreme Court appointments.”
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Trump Wins Presidency

November 9, 2016

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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Roby Introduces Legislation to Make Use of Unsecured Private Servers Illegal

November 9, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, November 7, 2016, US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) announced in an email newsletter to voters that she has introduced legislation that would make it a felony to be careless with national security information.

FBI Director James Comey has twice cleared Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for any criminal wrongdoing while she was Secretary of State. Whether or not the irregular practice of having a private email server maintained by people without national security clearance in her home to handle classified and top secret emails from the State Department was already illegal or not has been hotly debated.
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Sessions Shocked By President’s Comments on Illegal Immigrants Voting

November 8, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Sunday, November 6, 2016, US Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) said that he was shocked by comments by President Barack H. Obama (D) which he alleges encouraged illegal aliens to vote.

Sen. Sessions said, “I am shocked that the President of the United States—who is the chief law enforcement officer for the nation and to whom all federal law enforcement officers report—failed to strongly and immediately object to a statement by an interviewer that unlawful immigrants can and should vote in US elections. The interviewer proposed a radical and illegal action, which the President had a duty to condemn.”
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Shelby Sends Letter to Comey

October 31, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

In July, FBI Director James Comey denounced former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mis-handling of classified material, but said that while careless and reckless, there was no criminal intent. Thus, he was closing the investigation against Mrs. Clinton without bringing the matter before a grand jury. This move angered many inside the FBI and Republicans accused Comey of acting improperly. While the FBI stopped investigating, independent journalists and news gathering organizations, particularly the controversial Wiki-Leaks, continued their investigations, uncovering thousands of Clinton emails that the FBI thought were unrecoverable. Now, Director Comey has announced that the FBI is reopening its investigation, just 11 days before the Presidential election.
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Parker Warns Judiciary’s Fate at Stake

October 28, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker (R) released a statement endorsing Donald Trump for President of the United States. Parker said that the future of the courts is at stake in this election and that, “Is why I am supporting the Trump-Pence ticket in November and why all conservatives should join me.”

Justice Parker wrote in a statement, “From my perspective as a judge currently serving on a state supreme court, the most important issue in this election is the future of the judiciary. The rule of law, upon which the exceptionalism of America rests, is at stake.”
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