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Do you remember the old days of the Democratic Party? Universal health care was controversial. Boasting about taxing the rich was political suicide. And socialism was a dirty word.
It was a different time. It was three years ago.
In 2016, Bernie Sanders started a "revolution,” as he liked to say, testing the bounds of what liberal Democrats believed could win national support. As he embarks on his second presidential bid, though, the question for voters is whether he’s still the guy to lead it.
Mr. Sanders certainly thinks he is.
“Now it’s time to complete that revolution and to take that vision and implement it into reality,” he said this morning in an interview with CBS News, shortly after he officially entered the race.
When asked how this campaign would be different from his last, Mr. Sanders responded, “We’re going to win.”
[Read the full story on Bernie Sanders’s entrance into the 2020 race, and see where he stands on the issues.]
But it may not be that simple. Though we refer to elections as “races,” the term isn’t quite right. A presidential campaign isn’t a 10K fun run; you don’t win just because you get there first. You win when you match the moment.
Mr. Sanders enters the contest with some significant advantages. He is the only candidate in the field who has run for president before, meaning he has spent time on a national debate stage, built operations in early primary states and dealt with national scrutiny.
And he boasts a list of more than two million donors, a roster that is six times as large as any other candidate’s. Less than four hours after he made his announcement today, his campaign said, he had pulled in .2 million in donations.
But that may be where the advantages end.
Four years ago, Mr. Sanders positioned himself as the underdog against Hillary Clinton, a liberal alternative to a politician carrying hefty baggage from a lifetime in party politics. Now he will face a crowded field of fresh-faced candidates, including some of his past supporters.
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____________________A new vote in North Carolina?
Remember North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District?
A quick refresher: Officials are investigating whether L. McCrae Dowless Jr., a contractor for the Republican Mark Harris’s campaign, may have been involved in tampering with absentee ballots. State officials refused to certify the vote, which Mr. Harris appeared to win by a narrow margin, and the House seat remains empty.
There may soon be a resolution. This week the North Carolina State Board of Elections is holding hearings on the matter, and it will ultimately decide whether there will be a new vote.
Alan Blinder has been covering the story for The Times, and he wrote a guide for those looking to catch up. Here’s an abridged version:
What’s the standard to trigger a new election?
The elections board has the power to order a new vote if it finds that “irregularities or improprieties occurred to such an extent that they taint the results of the entire election and cast doubt on its fairness.” The state board has five members — three Democrats and two Republicans — and it takes four members to call a new election.
Will there be criminal charges?
Maybe. The board can send any findings to prosecutors, some of whom have already been investigating irregularities.
What can Congress do about all of this?
Under the Constitution, the House is “the judge of the elections, returns and qualifications of its own members,” and Congress could eventually determine that November’s balloting was compromised. A formal refusal by Congress to seat a prospective member from the Ninth District would lead to a new election.
What has happened in the hearings so far?
On Monday, the elections board’s executive director said that investigators had concluded there had been “a coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme” during the 2018 election. Mr. Dowless’s stepdaughter was among the day’s witnesses, and she testified that she had personally collected ballots — a violation of state law — and that people working for Mr. Dowless had sometimes filled in incomplete ballots. Through his lawyer, Mr. Dowless declined to testify.
And today, the chief strategist for Mr. Harris’s campaign, Andy Yates, took the stand and said he had not known of any wrongdoing by Mr. Dowless. Mr. Harris could still be asked to testify.
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大乐透开奖结果18096期【孩】【子】【一】【乐】，【指】【着】【湖】【面】【说】：“【爸】【爸】【你】【看】，【那】【条】【鱼】【是】【不】【是】【鱼】【王】，【那】【么】【大】【一】【条】。” 【撕】【好】【的】【面】【包】【递】【给】【小】【人】，【我】【眯】【眼】【望】【去】，【嚯】，【这】【鱼】【怕】【是】【成】【精】【了】，【这】【么】【大】。 【回】【头】【看】【了】【眼】【于】【梓】【晴】，【见】【她】【用】【手】【机】【在】【后】【面】【悄】【悄】【拍】【照】，【我】【无】【奈】【的】【摇】【摇】【头】，“【梓】【晴】，【出】【来】【玩】【就】【好】【好】【玩】【呗】，【怎】【么】【整】【得】【跟】【狗】【仔】【队】【似】【得】。” “【不】【一】【样】，【这】【也】【算】【出】【行】【的】【定】【格】
【此】【刻】【何】【斯】【的】【脸】【色】【黑】【如】【锅】【底】，【恨】【不】【得】【直】【接】【一】【巴】【掌】【把】【冷】【快】【拍】【在】【地】【上】。 【要】【不】【是】【遇】【到】【冷】【快】，【现】【在】【他】【已】【经】【进】【了】【龚】【玥】【儿】【的】【房】【间】，【抱】【着】【他】【媳】【妇】【美】【美】【的】【睡】【觉】【了】。 【自】【从】【小】【姑】【娘】【来】【到】【三】【角】【洲】【后】，【他】【就】【没】【有】【好】【好】【抱】【过】【她】，【也】【没】【有】【好】【好】【亲】【过】。 【总】【有】【一】【些】【龟】【孙】【子】【截】【胡】。 【哪】【知】【道】【爬】【个】【墙】，【竟】【然】【还】【被】【逮】【到】。 【四】【爷】【轻】【而】【易】【举】【的】【避】【开】【了】【冷】
【郑】【梅】【花】【半】【夜】【起】【来】【上】【厕】【所】【将】【手】【给】【摔】【了】。 【去】【医】【院】【各】【种】【检】【查】【最】【后】【确】【定】【是】【骨】【折】，【接】【了】【骨】【抓】【了】【药】【回】【来】。 【因】【为】【郑】【梅】【花】【的】【手】【上】【着】【夹】【板】，【穿】【洗】【不】【方】【便】，【陈】【姝】【便】【想】【着】【打】【电】【话】【叫】【她】【女】【儿】【回】【来】【照】【顾】。 【郑】【梅】【花】【不】【愿】【意】，【忍】【着】【疼】【说】【着】：“【她】【们】【忙】【得】【很】，【我】【自】【己】【慢】【慢】【弄】。” 【陈】【姝】【没】【听】【她】【的】，【都】【这】【个】【时】【候】【了】【还】【想】【着】【她】【们】【忙】，【她】【做】【饭】【郑】【梅】【花】
【婚】【期】【临】【近】，【接】【到】【请】【柬】【的】【长】【辈】【和】【朋】【友】【陆】【陆】【续】【续】【来】【到】【了】【陵】【北】。 【其】【中】【的】【重】【头】【戏】，【自】【然】【是】【明】【家】【人】【的】【到】【来】，【明】【家】【老】【爷】【子】【明】【宗】【元】【在】【明】【惜】【的】【陪】【同】【下】【乘】【飞】【机】【到】【达】【了】【陵】【北】【机】【场】，【季】【阳】【带】【着】【季】【颉】【亲】【自】【在】【接】【机】【口】【等】【候】。 “【本】【来】【想】【让】【新】【凉】【和】【梨】【和】【一】【起】【来】【的】，【毕】【竟】【明】【院】【长】【的】【身】【份】【在】【这】【里】，【不】【过】【他】【们】【来】【了】【不】【方】【便】，【婚】【礼】【只】【有】【一】【天】【了】，【免】【得】【节】【外】【生】大乐透开奖结果18096期【不】【被】【祝】【福】【的】【爱】【情】【有】【很】【多】，【但】【是】【爱】【情】【是】【两】【个】【人】【的】【事】【情】，【当】【爱】【情】【开】【始】【散】【发】【炙】【热】【的】【光】【芒】，【渴】【望】【爱】【情】【的】【样】【子】，【也】【会】【让】【自】【己】【赢】【得】【爱】【情】。【自】【然】【爱】【情】【也】【需】【要】【用】【心】，【当】【真】【爱】【前】【来】【示】【爱】，【有】【些】【人】【对】【爱】【情】【视】【而】【不】【见】，【就】【这】【样】【默】【默】【错】【过】。【可】【是】【相】【爱】【的】【人】，【总】【会】【在】【下】【一】【刻】【遇】【到】，【当】【爱】【情】【开】【始】【散】【发】【光】【芒】，【真】【爱】【前】【来】【示】【爱】，【挡】【不】【住】【的】【热】【情】【让】【自】【己】【成】【功】【遇】【到】【爱】【情】，【来】【看】【看】【有】【哪】【些】【星】【座】【幸】【运】【的】【遇】【到】【爱】【情】【吧】。
【蔡】【哥】【愣】【住】【沐】【歌】【随】【手】【抓】【着】【那】【些】【罪】【证】【对】【着】【沐】【咩】【咩】【摇】【了】【摇】【头】。 “【这】【些】【东】【西】【不】【能】【给】【你】，【我】【保】【管】，【以】【后】【给】【你】。” 【沐】【咩】【咩】【默】【默】【点】【头】，【躲】【到】【了】【柜】【子】【后】【面】，【估】【计】【是】【怕】【有】【人】【突】【然】【进】【来】。 【蔡】【哥】【见】【她】【藏】【好】【后】，【对】【着】【门】【外】【叫】【了】【一】【声】。 “【让】【那】【个】【人】【在】【客】【厅】【等】【我】。” 【师】【母】【悄】【悄】【离】【开】，【准】【备】【去】【招】【待】【那】【个】【陌】【生】【人】。 【蔡】【哥】【和】【沐】【歌】【走】【了】
【告】【别】【了】【自】【己】【的】【父】【亲】【之】【后】，【柳】【清】【扬】【行】【色】【匆】【匆】，【两】【步】【变】【作】【一】【步】，【走】【到】【了】【这】【高】【台】【之】【下】。 【不】【知】【道】【为】【什】【么】，【刚】【刚】【那】【种】【剑】【拔】【弩】【张】【的】【气】【氛】，【自】【己】【着】【实】【是】【觉】【得】【厌】【恶】【至】【极】，【便】【赶】【紧】【编】【了】【一】【个】【理】【由】，【离】【开】【那】【是】【非】【之】【地】。 【而】【走】【在】【途】【中】，【柳】【清】【扬】【就】【觉】【得】【自】【己】【肩】【上】【的】【担】【子】【倒】【是】【轻】【了】【不】【少】，【呼】【吸】【也】【没】【有】【刚】【刚】【那】【样】【沉】【重】，【只】【不】【过】【胸】【口】【还】【是】【闷】【得】【紧】。
【曲】【峰】【将】【自】【己】【的】【组】【员】【命】【令】【出】【去】【之】【后】，【看】【向】【最】【后】【一】【个】，“**，【咱】【们】【两】【个】【进】【去】，【没】【有】【问】【题】【吧】”。 【谢】**【摇】【了】【摇】【头】，【表】【示】【自】【己】【没】【有】【意】【见】。 【曲】【峰】【带】【着】**【走】【进】【了】【瀑】【布】【里】【面】，【墨】【笙】【看】【着】【走】【进】【来】【的】【两】【个】【人】，“【你】【们】【也】，【算】【了】，【谨】【慎】【点】【也】【好】”。 【曲】【峰】【看】【见】【墨】【笙】【的】【样】【子】，“【以】【你】【的】【年】【龄】【不】【应】【该】【在】【这】【里】”。 “【相】【信】【我】，【我】【比】