Pete's Prep: Friday, July 19, 2019
- Mitch Kokai at the Carolina Journal: "Rather than attempt to draw election maps that set aside a certain number of safe seats for Democrats and Republicans, reformers should take a different approach.... [they] ought to focus on “limiting the irregularity of district shapes.”"
- WLOS reports: "Anti-vax community, health department go head to head at forum in Haywood County"
- Hypocrisy carries no purchase any longer in American politics, but if it did - this Washington Free Beacon story illustrates a pretty brazen example of it: "New financial disclosures show that Julia Salazar, a New York state senator who campaigned as a democratic socialist, dipped deeply into her trust fund to fund her campaign."
- Also, "Campaign field hires have demanded an annual salary they say would be equivalent to a $15-an-hour wage, which [Sen. Bernie] Sanders for years has said should be the federal minimum. The organizers and other employees supporting them have invoked the senator’s words and principles in making their case to campaign manager Faiz Shakir, the documents reviewed by The Washington Post show.
- Those construction workers in Atlanta might actually be undercover cops looking for people texting while driving.
- In a devastating blow for women, USAToday reports: "most people now believe women are equally intelligent as men."