October 13, 2016 6:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, October 13, 2016 Morning Reads – Thursday, October 13, 2016 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 15 Comments On this date in 1951, in Atlanta, a football with a rubber covering was used for the first time. Georgia Tech beat Louisiana State 25-7. Peaches The case that spurred Michael’s Law is finally closed. Former sheriff gets 2.5 years for excessive force Congrats to UGA? Coal ash clean up in Georgia – too little, too late The narcotic treatement center saga continues to unfold. Clinton to work harder, expand operations in the Peach State Jimmy Carter Poll: White Americans disapprove of National Anthem protest Trump and the “scorched earth tactics” Rasmussen on the Presidential race today while the Los Angeles Times reports differently. Cops in trouble after sporting MAGA hats Meanwhile, a real threat not related to a candidates sex life… Sweet Tea The Wells Fargo drama continues… US kids are among the least fit in the world. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author jszilagyi5 15 Comments xdog Nate Cohn discusses the weightings of the LAT poll and the power of one 19 year old black man. The Times’ idea to keep polling the same group is pretty interesting but their results have consistently been out of step with other polls, as noted in the OP. Before anyone gets their partisan hackles up, I am not saying that being an outlier makes a poll wrong. October 13, 2016 6:37 AM Log in to Reply Davo65 Check it out; someone actually opened a Bible Liberty University students protest association with Trump https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/10/12/liberty-is-not-trump-u-students-protest-donald-trump/ Speak Truth to Trump http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2016/october-web-only/speak-truth-to-trump.html October 13, 2016 7:45 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Very sobering account of media bias. As usual, Ann pretty much nails it. http://www.anncoulter.com October 13, 2016 8:00 AM Log in to Reply The Eiger I’m pretty sure that the stupid virus that Coulter has is contagious. I won’t be clicking on the link. October 13, 2016 8:39 AM Log in to Reply Indypendant I looked. Going to pour bleach on my eyes now. October 13, 2016 8:45 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Of course you won’t. Thanks for not shooting me as the messenger. October 13, 2016 8:53 AM Log in to Reply Will Durant I clicked but I will read anything, including the back of the shampoo bottles if stranded on the throne without other reading materials. Seriously though an article that starts with the Skywalker-ish line; “Donald Trump is the only hope to save America…” might have its own wee bit of bias. Equivocation doesn’t justify fatal character flaws that were evident before this guy was ever nominated. The Christianity Today article linked by Davo says it best “The revelations of the past week of his vile and crude boasting about sexual conquest—indeed, sexual assault—might have been shocking, but they should have surprised no one.” October 13, 2016 9:18 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Ann Coulter… really? October 13, 2016 10:24 AM Log in to Reply gcp Nate Silver gives dems 56% probability of taking the senate. I predict repubs lose a couple seats but do retain control of the senate. http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2016-election-forecast/senate/?ex_cid=2016-forecast October 13, 2016 8:25 AM Log in to Reply John Vestal I’m assuming the “on this date” factoid and the UGA “ranking” story is just a coincidence. October 13, 2016 8:53 AM Log in to Reply Will Durant Just pipe dreaming here but what would this trainwreck look like if Trump could somehow be brought to heel for an LBJ moment? “If elected I will not serve…” on an affidavit written in blood. Ballots could stay unchanged and a further promise that Pence would name Kasich in as his VP could sway Ohio, if not a few more moderates in other states. At this point the presidency is lost and to a candidate that even many hardshell Democrats require a lot of mayo or mustard added to stomach their shinola sandwiches. Could this be pulled out of the fire at this late stage? Would it be legal since some votes have already been cast? If so and if necessary I am willing to bring the thumbscrews. October 13, 2016 12:27 PM Log in to Reply The Eiger There are a lot of attorneys looking into it. I can’t remember where I read it, but an election law attorney (could have been Randy Evans) said that there are only two ways that Pence takes over. 1) Trump dies. 2) He willing steps down. Neither of those is going to happen. He cannot be forced off the ticket. Sadly, our only option is 2020. October 13, 2016 1:09 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Eiger, I’d like to add that the rules and bylaws of the Republican Party require a new nominating convention in the event Trump were to croak and/or resign. The fact Pence got the VP nomination does not allow him to succeed Trump in the event of death/resignation. With Election Day this close, I don’t even think the GOP could coordinate the nomination of a replacement. On top of that, voting has already started in some states, Trump can’t be taken off the ballot. In many, maybe all, states absentee ballots have already been printed and sent out with Donald Trump’s name on them. It’s unlikely he can be taken off the ballot at this point. Some state constitutions (I would research the exact number but, you know, I’m lazy) mandate that the electors cast their votes for the person whose name is on the ballot. So, for example, Alabama electors could be required to vote for Trump, even if he was merely running as a proxy for Pence/Cruz/Kasich. October 13, 2016 4:49 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 James O’Keefe blocked from Twitter! Lol! Another entity in the tank for Hilly! October 13, 2016 2:27 PM Log in to Reply Lea Thrace goodness gracious. it is amazing that with all this power that you seem to think Sec. Clinton wields, she would have long been made president and subsequently dictator of America. or could you be exaggerating just a teensy bit? 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