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Not sure where this belongs but Tammy Duckworth's stock is rising in the US VP stakes:

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/duckworth-emerging-as-a-contender-to-be-bidens-running-mate/2020/07/05/285fed3e-be60-11ea-bdaf-a129f921026f_story.html

 

For those who don't know she's a disabled war hero with an American father and Thai mother and currently a Senator. She was born in Bkk and is fluent in Thai (check her out on Youtube). Incidentally, given Biden's age/health it's widely accepted that if he wins then his VP will become President sooner rather than later.

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Interesting.

However, if he wants the large number African American vote, he needs to pick one.

Thai and related votes will be a lot less of an influence in the election.

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2 minutes ago, bkk6060 said:

However, if he wants the large number African American vote, he needs to pick one.

After the current events I can't see African Americans voting for Trump (thought he has admittedly improved their economic lot significantly). Tammy will seen as a minority candidate herself, not just Thai-Chinese.

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Sorry but sending links that require payment to read anything is not my idea of useful.  Or is this just because they have my cookie?  😟

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3 minutes ago, lopburi3 said:

Sorry but sending links that require payment to read anything is not my idea of useful.  Or is this just because they have my cookie?  😟

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Apologies. But I just logged out of WaPo and went in again without signing in. It lets me read the article after making me turn off ad-block and putting up a prominent sign-up offer.

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5 minutes ago, lopburi3 said:

Sorry but sending links that require payment to read anything is not my idea of useful.  Or is this just because they have my cookie?  😟

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No. Wapo allows a number of free articles per month so if you want to read it you can. 

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11 minutes ago, riclag said:

She doesn't meet the requirements: She's not a natural born citizen!

Hey genius, ya think mebbe just mebbe the Biden team had looked into this before going ahead.

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1 minute ago, Why Me said:

Hey genius, ya think mebbe just mebbe the Biden team had looked into this before going ahead.

Nice way to start off a conversation with a offensive remark!

The genius is  google!

Oh by the way, The Intercept news agency reported

"THERE’S A WAR GOING ON OVER KAMALA HARRIS’S WIKIPEDIA PAGE, WITH UNFLATTERING ELEMENTS VANISHING"

They went on to say ,this is what happen to HC pick before she announced him

 

https://theintercept.com/2020/07/02/kamala-harris-wikipedia/

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2 minutes ago, riclag said:

Nice way to start off a conversation with a offensive remark!

The genius is  google!

Oh by the way, The Intercept news agency reported

"THERE’S A WAR GOING ON OVER KAMALA HARRIS’S WIKIPEDIA PAGE, WITH UNFLATTERING ELEMENTS VANISHING"

They went on to say ,this is what happen to HC pick before she announced him

 

https://theintercept.com/2020/07/02/kamala-harris-wikipedia/

Sorry you are offended. But it would seem obvious that the DNC/Biden team would look at a person's eligibility as a first step. Which means Tammy is eligible.

 

As for Wikipedia edits there's always a war raging over any polarizing person's page. Pick any prominent politician, red or blue, and see their page edit trails. But it's easy enough to find out about a person by poking around in the web/youtube.

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3 minutes ago, lopburi3 said:

She was born a citizen of USA.  

Early life and education. Tammy Duckworth was born in Bangkok, Thailand, the daughter of Lamai Sompornpairin and Franklin Duckworth. Her father, who died in 2005, was a U.S. Army veteran who traced his family's American roots to the American Revolutionary War. Her mother is
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Requirement  for a POTUS and VP  "Natural born citizen"

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1 minute ago, riclag said:

Requirement  for a POTUS and VP  "Natural born citizen"

Which she is. See lopburi3's post above.

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