Tag Archives: Vermont

GOP Vermont Gov Signs Universal Vote-By-Mail Bill

VT Digger reports: Universal mail-in voting is now a permanent feature of Vermont’s general elections, under legislation that Gov. Phil Scott signed Monday. Now, local officials will be required to mail ballots to all registered voters in the weeks leading up to the November general elections, as they did in fall 2020. The state decided to automatically send ballots to …

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White Supremacist Charged With Witness Tampering

Burlington’s CBS News affiliate reports: A self-described white nationalist charged with violating Vermont’s gun magazine capacity law now faces charges of witness tampering. Vermont State Police say Max Misch, 38, of Bennington was arrested after detectives learned that he went to the Walmart in Bennington Friday and spoke with a witness in his pending court case. Misch was charged in …

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Vermont Is 14th State To Ban Gay/Trans Panic Defense

The Vermont Digger reports: Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed into law Wednesday a ban on using the LGBTQ “panic” defense in court cases. Vermont is the 14th state to enact the ban. The new law, H.128, prevents a defendant at trial or sentencing from justifying violent actions by citing a victim’s actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. Such …

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Sanders Raises $1.8M With Mittens Meme Merch

ABC News reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced Wednesday that he raised $1.8 million for charitable organizations in his state in a matter of days thanks to sales of his currently sold-out merchandise featuring the viral image of him bundled in a jacket with mittens on Inauguration Day. Sanders began selling the merchandise, dubbed “Chairman Sanders,” through his campaign store …

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Kavanaugh Corrects Opinion In Wisconsin Ballots Case

CNN reports: Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh late on Wednesday night tweaked a line in his controversial opinion on Wisconsin mail-in voting this week, after he received criticism for incorrectly saying Vermont had not changed its election rules due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s a rare public correction by a justice that comes as the court is facing multiple appeals …

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Vermont Asks Kavanaugh To Correct Error In Opinion

The Hill reports: Vermont’s Secretary of State on Wednesday called for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to correct a claim made in a Monday opinion that Vermont had not made any election rule changes this year, which the justice used as a justification to deny Democrats’ request to extend the deadline for mail-in voting in Wisconsin. In a letter sent …

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Projections: Biden Wins Virginia, Sanders Wins Vermont

NBC News reports: As the first polls close on Super Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden has won the Virginia Democratic primary and Sen. Bernie Sanders has come out on top in his home state of Vermont, NBC News projects. More than 1,300 delegates — about a third of the total — are at play, more than on any other …

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Republican Vermont Gov. Phil Scott Endorses Bill Weld

NBC News reports: Vermont Governor Phil Scott has endorsed a Presidential candidate, just 3 weeks before the Vermont primary. He said he is backing Bill Weld, President Trump’s Challenger on the March 3rd Ballot. “I’ve met with him before, I think a lot of him and his platform so I would be supporting him,” said Scott. Scott and Weld are …

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GOP Vermont Gov: Trump Should Have Been Convicted

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump abused his power and shouldn’t be in office, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, a fellow Republican, said Thursday in a rare dissent from within party ranks. The U.S. Senate should have been allowed to hear from more witnesses who could have provided evidence about the charges against the president, Scott, a frequent Trump critic, …

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First Republican Governor Backs Impeachment Inquiry

Fox News (LOL) reports: Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Thursday became the first Republican governor to back House Democrats’ call for an impeachment inquiry against President Trump. Scott said at a news conference that he wasn’t surprised by the allegations that Trump repeatedly urged Ukraine’s president to “look into” Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden because he’s “watched him over the …

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Vermont Paper “Begs” Bernie Sanders Not To Run

From the editorial board of the Montpelier Times: Bernie Sanders should not run for president. In fact, we beg him not to. That is an unfavorable opinion, especially among most Vermonters and progressives who support the platform that has come to define him. But at this point, there are more things about another Sanders run at the White House that …

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Homocon Fox News Guest Attacks Vermont Governor Nominee Over Her “Transgender Privilege” [VIDEO]

Last month homocon Chadwick Moore was supposedly banned by Grindr for posting an anti-trans message in his profile, sending Moore to Twitter where he whined to the FBI, who are surely interested in helping him get dick. Last night Moore took his butthurt to Fox News to attack Vermont gubernatorial nominee Christine Hallquist. Media Matters has the transcript: CHADWICK MOORE: …

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VERMONT: Christine Hallquist Becomes First-Ever Openly Transgender Nominee For Governor [VIDEO]

Via press release from the Democratic National Committee: “The DNC is proud to congratulate Christine Hallquist, Vermont’s Democratic nominee for governor and the country’s first-ever openly transgender nominee for governor, along with all of tonight’s Democratic nominees in the Green Mountain State. “Christine’s historic victory tonight is an inspiration to LGBTQ people everywhere, and we are excited to stand behind …

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Vermont Becomes Ninth State To Legalize Marijuana

The Burlington Free Press reports: As of today, recreational use of marijuana is legal in Vermont — within boundaries of some clear and not-so-clear rules. Vermont becomes the ninth state to legalize marijuana and the first state to do so through its state legislature. Gov. Phil Scott signed the law in January with “mixed emotions.” But authorities can’t answer some …

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Jane Sanders Lawyers Up In Bank Fraud Investigation

Newsweek reports: Bernie Sanders’s wife, Jane Sanders, has reportedly hired lawyers following a federal investigation into her time as president of the now-defunct Burlington College in Vermont. She is accused of fraudulently obtaining a $10 million bank loan that was purportedly used to buy 33 acres of land for the school. But, the full story is a little stranger than …

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VERMONT: Bernie Sanders Launches “Our Revolution” Non-Profit Amid Internal Staffing Turmoil [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Bernie Sanders launched his long-awaited post-primary movement, Our Revolution, with the fanfare of a presidential campaign. He was introduced by the environmentalist Bill McKibben, who described Sanders as “the most popular politician in America” with plenty of unfinished tasks. For a full hour, Sanders told an audience in Burlington, Vt. — and tens of thousands of …

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VERMONT: Governor Signs Ex-Gay Torture Ban

From the National Center for Lesbian Rights: Today, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signed Senate Bill 132 into law, making Vermont the eighth jurisdiction—behind California, New Jersey, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Washington D.C., and Cincinnati—to protect LGBTQ youth from the dangers of conversion therapy. Senate Bill 132, which protects LGBTQ youth from mental health providers attempting to change their sexual orientation …

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New York, Vermont, And Washington Governors Order Mississippi Travel Ban Over Anti-LGBT Hate Law

From the Spokesman-Review: Washington employees were banned from most government-related travel to Mississippi because of that state’s new law allowing businesses owners to refuse service to gay, lesbian and transgender customers for religious reasons. Gov. Jay Inslee issued the ban on non-essential travel Tuesday afternoon, saying Washington has strong laws against discrimination that covers sexual orientation and identity, and its …

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Vermont Joins North Carolina Travel Ban

From Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin: “The law passed in North Carolina is an absolute disgrace. Vermont has a proud tradition of protecting the rights of LGBT individuals. I’m making this decision in that tradition. I’m proud to join with New York in taking this action. I hope other states will join us in applying pressure on North Carolina to recognize …

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VERMONT: Senate Approves Ex-Gay Torture Ban

Via the Associated Press: The Vermont Senate has voted overwhelmingly to advance a bill banning the use of what’s called “conversion therapy,” which is most often directed at young gay and lesbian people in a bid to make them heterosexual. The bill makes it unprofessional conduct — subject to sanction by a state regulatory board — for a medical or …

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