The Capitol takeover

The Capital Building.


No President of the United States can urge a rabid crowd of right-wing lunatics to attack the Capital, have five people die during the attack and the Capitol trashed, and get away with it.

This editorial is not about picking on President Trump or dismissing conservative thought and process.

This editorial is talking out loud about doing what is right to keep our democracy whole.

The storming of the Capitol and its takeover, instigated by the president and several thousand right-wing haters and society wreckers, requires that the president be brought to pay for what he did.

None of us should ever forget – the haters attacking the Capitol were, almost to a person, Black haters, Jew-haters, Hispanic haters, in general, haters of everyone but those who think their way.

Not all the protesters were haters – just the violent protesters were enough to bring the government to a standstill at the exact moment the congress was voting on the official certification of the president’s election.

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Cornelio predicts 16,000 votes to be cast on Nov. 3

By LEADER HERALD STAFF

City Clerk Sergio Cornelio is perhaps the best voting handicapper in the city.

As such, he is predicting approximately 16,000 total Everett votes in the upcoming presidential election.

“We’ve already got about 6,000 mail-ins – 4,000 from the primary and an additional 2,000 to date,” Cornelio said. “We are looking for about double that number in the finale,” he added.

Cornelio said processing all the ballots takes attention but is not rocket science.

He said that Everett and the state of Massachusetts are adept at counting mail-in ballots and that voting fraud is not a factor in this upcoming election.

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The upcoming presidential primary, can the presidency be bought?

How will Everett vote on Super Tuesday?

Many local political followers who are Democrats believe Senator Elizabeth Warren will win in our city.

Trump will win the Republican vote and the nomination locally for president.

Bloomberg might capture a larger than usual bunch of Democratic votes.

He’s been spending a pile of money in Massachusetts.

Will there be Russians milling around trying to disrupt the Everett vote?

We don’t think so.

The biggest question for nearly all of us who are following the trials and tribulations of the Democrats and Republicans is not whether the Russians will disrupt the vote, which would be an impossibility despite the press trying to worry us with fears of Russia dominating the election.

Rather, the most significant question is whether or not the election, ie, the presidency of the United States can be bought by the billionaire former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg.

Can a billionaire buy the presidency?

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Voting here already underway; Presidential primary next Tuesday

By Josh Resnek

Dependent upon who you speak with about the presidential race now underway, there are the dual beliefs that President Donald Trump must be beaten to save American Democracy and that Trump’s re- election is the only thing that will save it.

The nation is split.

The politics are divisive.

A lot of the news is fake.

And now its presidential primary time next Tuesday in Massachusetts.

Everett already began voting for the primary on Monday, according to officials in the Election Department.

“I am expecting about 1500 to 2000 votes out of a total that might reach 8500 cast before all is said and done,” predicted City Clerk Sergio Cornelio.

As he spoke Monday morning inside his city hall office, early Everett voters getting a jump on the primary were already casting absentee ballots, filling them out and the votes being filed by officials on the third floor of city hall inside the Keverian Room.

“All those ballots will be counted, logged properly and treated as absentee votes and walked into our office on Election Day,” Linda-Lee Angiolillo, of the city’s Election Department.

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— Eye on Everett —

The outside world

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By Josh Resnek

During the tenure of nearly every American president from Washington to Lincoln, America was a slave-keeper democracy.

Black men and women were sold to cotton farmers and planters down south to work without freedom as beast of burden.

This means from the formation of our first government in 1776 until Lincoln emancipated the slaves in 1863, people were bought and sold like property.

Hard to grasp, really, considering what we are taught in school as part of our national history.

Washington was the largest slave-holder in the land when he died. Lincoln would rather have died than own a slave.

Until President John F. Kennedy came along in 1962, blacks couldn’t attend school at the University of Alabama.

The Justice Department of the United States did nothing to alter this situation. In other words, all those finely trained and highly educated legal minds dedicated to upholding the US Constitution, couldn’t find the legal excuse to endorse the idea that all men are created equal – that is – until JFK ordered his brother the US Attorney General Robert Kennedy, to send the National Guard and US Marshalls down to Alabama to allow blacks to enter the university to change the world – and he did.

The Justice Department is not, and has not always been the last best hope of this country.

The Attorney General of the United States works for the president – even if the president is Donald Trump and you hate him.

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