Moore supporters seek revenge against Sen. Shelby

January 15, 2018

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

A group of Judge Roy Moore’s supporters is planning to introduce a resolution to censure Alabama’s U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby because he publicly stated that he “couldn’t vote for Roy Moore,” as reported by Politico on Saturday.

It’s no small irony that a faction of the Alabama Republican Executive Committee is tarring Sen. Shelby with half-truths and lies just like The Washington Post is accused of doing with Judge Moore.

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The biggest hypocrites on Earth

August 8, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

The Trump supporters are unhappy.

I’ve found that they’re generally an unhappy, grumpy bunch anyway, but in this particular instance they’re unhappy with me.

Apparently, my last column didn’t sit well with them after I helpfully explained to the 33 percent of American voters who approve of Trump’s first six months in the White House that the rest of us think less of them.

You should see my email inbox, Facebook and Twitter messages. They’re filled with correspondence that’s a weird mix of third-grade vocabulary interspersed with a fifth-stint super-max prisoner’s cussing.
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Trump’s Support Trending Downward, “Rigged Election” Claims Tick Upwards

October 18, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll finds a large percentage of voters are expressing concerns that their vote will not be accurately counted on November 8. Pairing the “vote-rigging” accusation with Donald Trump’s falling numbers reveal how this election is trending toward a greater polarization of the American electorate.

Polling conducted from Oct. 13-15 surveyed 1,737 likely voters and 1,999 registered voters with a margin of error of plus or minus three and two percentage points, respectively found 81 percent of Trump supporters believe the election could be “stolen” from Trump as a result of widespread voter fraud.
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Justice Moore’s Future Rests With Politically Appointed Court

September 29, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—The fate of Chief Justice Roy S. Moore now rests with the Court of the Judiciary, an appointed body consisting of judges, lawyers, and private citizens. Those nine political appointees are Moore’s judge and jury and will return its verdict within ten days.

But perhaps Justice Moore’s indictment and subsequent trial belies a deeper question of about why the State grants a secretive commission comprised of political appointees with the power to indict an elected judge?
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VictoryLand To Reopen

April 5, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—VictoryLand supporters made it clear at a press conference on Monday, that the facility would reopen, giving much needed hope to the citizens of Macon County that thousands of good paying jobs would be returning to their beleaguered community.

Last week, the Alabama Supreme Court struck down a lower court ruling that would have paved the way for VictoryLand’s reopening. The upper court’s ruling came on the heels of a letter in late March from George Beck, US Attorney for the Middle District, to Gov. Robert Bentley, and Attorney General Strange, questioning inconsistencies in the State’s position on bingo machines.
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