office poll

Perfectly Matched

*Gringotts Bank 1995. Fleur Delacour starts her first day working at the bank and is promptly introduced to whom she will be working with. *

Bill: Welcome to my humble abode. I’m Bill Weasley. 

Fleur: I’m Fleur. 

Fleur: Did you say Weasley? Like Ronald Weasley?

Fleur: My sister was saved by him and his friend. During the triwizard tournament.

Bill: Oh yeah. That one’s going to give my mother a heart attack. Every holiday he comes home with another story on how he looked death in the eye. 

Bill: Aren’t you hot in that coat? It’s getting quite muggy in here. 

Fleur: Oh I’m quite fine.. Thank you. 

Bill: Whatcha got hidden in there? Is it illegal? I wont tell. 

Fluer: I beg your pardon?

Bill: Fine don’t tell me. It’s none of my business anyway. 

Just thought you might be more comfortable without the jacket, and if you need help hiding something I can be your person. 

Fleur: There. 

Bill: Is that why you didn’t want to take off your coat? 

I thought maybe you were smuggling dragons or something.

Fleur: Is that something you’re suggesting from experience?

Fleur: I didn’t want to embarrass you. 

Bill: I know it’s a girls shirt. 

Bill: Matt from accounting called me a sissy. So, I showed up to work the next week in this shirt and a pencil skirt. 

Bill: It shut him right up. Seeing that I didn’t care, but I uh- 

-I grew rather fond of the shirt. I think it’s pretty 

Fleur: Really?

Bill: Don’t worry. It won’t happen again.

Bill: We’ll coordinate our outfits. That way no one wears the same thing again.

Bill: We don’t need the office to start polling who wears it best. 

Bill: That would just not be good for your self esteem, and I can’t have you sad yet. It hasn’t even been your first week here.

Fleur: Why would I be sad?

Bill: Because I’d smoke you.

Fleur: I think you’re the first person I’ve ever met-

Fleur: Who has claimed to be prettier than me.

Bill: Get used to it. 

Fleur: I think I might.

FIN//

anonymous asked:

Hey if you're up for any prompts how about Supercorp at a halloween party?

Not a HP prompt, but a smutty halloween Supercorp prompt!


Ever since Kara’s first Halloween party where she had misunderstood the instructions of ‘dress as what scares you most’ and had turned up in a home-made costume of a toaster made out of cardboard, she had stuck to the more ‘traditional’ costumes.

This year she had decided on a vampire- black leather pants that showed off all her curves, a black corset that pushed her breasts up, and knee high boots over the leather trousers.

Her make-up was smokier than usual and her hair styled to look more akin to Supergirl’s curls rather than the usual Kara Danvers look, loosely falling down her shoulders.

Blood red lips with a glimpse of fangs peeking out completed her look.

She told herself she hadn’t picked the sexiest costume she could find because she wanted a certain brunette CEO to notice her.

She told herself that the lunch dates between her and Lena had become more frequent because that’s just what friends did.

She told herself that Lena was just being friendly when she held onto their hugs for seconds longer than was strictly necessary.

Kara walked in to the ballroom that had been decorated for the annual L. Corp Halloween party. She smoothed out the non existent wrinkles from her trousers one last time and looked back up, her eyes searching for Lena.

Kara’s eyes went wide the moment she saw the CEO; Lena was wearing a Supergirl costume… a very good Supergirl costume…

As Kara remembered how to breath, she walked closer to Lena and realised the costume was almost too good to be a costume- it was almost an exact replica of her actual suit!

Her eyes roamed over the gorgeous woman in front of her; from the knee high red leather boots and the pale skin of her bare thighs, to the incredibly short skirt that was even shorter than the one in Kara’s closet. Her eyes finally landed on Lena’s chest and the House of El crest emblazoned across it, her stomach flipped a little to see the woman wearing the symbol of her house.

The fact that Lena had decided against a blonde wig, and had instead chosen to keep her natural colour and wear her hair down took Kara’s breath away.

Lena was similarly experiencing what she figured to roughly be her 79th gay panic in direct relation to Kara Danvers. Those pants were far too tight and Lena actually brought her hand up to her mouth to check for drool at witnessing Kara’s bare biceps. There was no way she was making it through the evening without slipping up about her feelings for the reporter.

‘Lena!’ Kara exclaimed when she was within normal human hearing range, ‘you look amazing!’

‘Looking good yourself’ Lena blushed at the compliment, ‘do I have to worry about you wanting to take a bite of me?’

‘Only if you ask nicely…’ Kara winked, surprising herself at her own brazenness.

Before she could respond, Lena’s attention was pulled away to sort an issue in the kitchen.

She settled for leaning in close to Kara’s ear and whispering ‘Save a dance for me later?’ She smiled as the reported shivered at the breath tickling her ear.

She marched quickly to the kitchen, leaving a flustered reporter behind her, and swiftly dispensed judgement on the chef’s conundrum of whether to serve the next round of canapés without their accompaniment as it had failed to arrive from the supplier. Once that was sorted, Lena quickly headed back out to the party, deciding that she was done playing coy with Kara; she was making a move…

It was another hour before Lena was able to break away from her hosting duties to speak to Kara again, but every few minutes their eyes met across the room, lust evident in every glance.

Finally, Lena was able to politely break free from her conversation with the Metropolis mogul she had been chatting with and sidled up behind Kara. The music from the DJ was blaring out as a mix of costumed bodies moved on the dance floor. Lena gently rested her hand on Kara’s bare arm to get her attention.

‘You really look incredible tonight and I believe you owe me a dance…’

She took the drink from Kara’s hand, placed it on a nearby table and pulled Kara to the edge of the dance floor.

The music thumped around them and in the dim corner of the dance floor their lips were inches away from meeting.

Out of nowhere a member of Lena’s staff appeared, her attention yet again required elsewhere.

Lena looked at Kara apologetically, she spoke quietly to her assistant, but Kara heard every word.

‘I’ll take the call in my office, but after that no more interruptions’

The assistant nodded and moved away to make the necessary arrangements. Lena turned back to Kara ‘Give me 10 minutes?’

Kara nodded and watched Lena head towards the elevator, the one that led to her private office, winking at her and mouthing ‘my office’ just as the doors closed.

Kara spent the next 9 minutes and 50 seconds pacing the ballroom, chasing down the servers scattered around the room with platters of delicious food. Deciding she had waited long enough, she raced towards the stairway, taking the steps two at a time.

Upon reaching the correct floor, Kara found the door to Lena’s office ajar. She pushed lightly on the door which swung open to reveal Lena perched on the edge of her desk.

‘Close the door’ She whispered, and Kara obeyed.

She turned back and watched as Lena walked over to her, her eyes slowly raking over her body, no longer subtle in her glances, before a smirk appeared on her face. Kara’s heart was pounding, Lena held out her hand and led her further into the office.

Kara tried to speak, but was silenced by Lena pressing her lips against her own, her tongue flicking out before seeking entry into her mouth as she backed her towards the door.

Kara tangled her hands into Lena’s hair, kissing back with equal passion, her fingers scratching Lena’s scalp.

Lena pushed Kara up against the closed door, her thigh pushed into Kara’s core, eliciting a moan from Kara as her head fell back against the oak wood door. Lena moved in, alternating between placing light kisses and sucking hard on Kara’s exposed neck. Kara started to grind down onto Lena’s thigh, desperate for some kind of friction.

Lena pulled back slightly to take in the sight of Kara; the contrast between her curled blonde hair and black leather, lips slightly swollen with Lena’s lipstick smudged down her neck.

Lena’s hands came up, running her hands over Kara’s leather clad torso, before growling in frustration at the lack of movement the corset offered. She spun Kara around, who braced herself against the door as Lena started to unlace her corset.

Finally unlaced enough, Kara pulled it off over her head and immediately found herself back in her earlier position with her back pressed against the door, Lena’s hands on her breasts, thumbs brushing against her nipples, teasing and rolling them between the pads of her fingers. At every change of pressure Kara would whimper and grind down against Lena’s thigh.

Unable to keep herself from touching Lena any longer Kara picked Lena up and walked to the couch, she placed her on it and swung one leg over to straddle her. She brought their lips back together in a passionate kiss as Lena’s hands rested on Kara’s waist and slowly slid down until they cupped Kara’s arse, she gently squeezed and kneaded the flesh through the leather as Kara rolled her hips.

Kara’s hands started touching everything they could reach, palming Lena’s breasts thought the material of her incredibly high quality replica of her Supergirl suit, fingers teasing Lena’s nipples.

Kara’s hands travelled lower and pushed up the red skirt, rubbing the material of Lena’s knickers.

Lena’s hips started to roll, her head falling against the back of the couch, her gasps and moans filled the air; until she uttered a single word; ‘more..’.

‘Tell me what you want Lena’ Kara husked as she continued to rub circles directly over Lena’s clit.

‘I need you inside…’ Lena panted out, raising her hips.

Kara slid her hand inside Lena’s knickers, running her fingers through the wetness, her other hand going back to roll one of Lena’s nipples between her fingers and at the same time slowly entering Lena with two fingers, moaning as she felt Lena stretch to accommodate them.

Lena’s head fell back to hit the top of the sofa as her mouth opened in an attempt to gasp in more oxygen.

‘Faster’ Lena demanded and her moans became louder as Kara complied, reverberating round the office as Kara drove her closer and closer to release. Sensing Lena was close, Kara moved her other hand down to apply direct pressure to Lena’s clit. Instantly Lena’s hips bucked against Kara’s hand as she came.

Kara flopped onto the sofa next to Lena, kissing her neck, her lips, her shoulders- any part of Lena she could reach.

‘I have to admit, I didn’t see today ending like this…’ Kara giggled.

‘Mmmmm, the day is not over yet!’ Lena smirked and rolled to pin Kara to the couch.

They were found by Jess the following morning, cuddled up on the sofa, parts of their costumes strewn across the floor. Jess smiled as she realised she’d won the office poll.

According to the Offical Popularity Poll, These Are the Rankings of all Characters up until Publication

“Devil Six” Refers to the top 6 Characters, for which there was a spin of chapter based upon the poll.

67th Place: Hilde Dickhaut (0 votes)
67th Place: The village crone (0 votes)
67th Place: Clayton (0 votes)
67th Place: Derrick Arden (0 votes)
67th Place: Alexis Leon Midford (0 votes)
67th Place: Patrick Phelps (0 votes)
67th Place: Karl Woodley (0 votes)
67th Place: Georg von Siemens (0 votes)
67th Place: Grimsby Keane (0 votes)
67th Place: Doctor (0 votes)
67th Place: Jumbo (0 votes)
67th Place: Mina (0 votes)
67th Place: Harold West Jeb (0 votes)
67th Place: Azzurro Vanel (0 votes)
61th Place: Funtom Corporation’s unicorn suit (1 vote)
61th Place: Peter (1 vote)
61th Place: Claude Faustus (1 vote)
61th Place: Johann Agares (1 vote)
61th Place: McMillan (1 vote)
61th Place: Rian Stoker (1 vote)
55th Place: Alan Humphries (2 votes)
55th Place: Prince Albert (2 votes)
55th Place: Funtom Corporation’s Bitter Rabbit (2 votes)
55th Place: Ludger (2 votes)
55th Place: Arthur Randall (2 votes)
55th Place: Chlaus (2 votes)
48th Place: Drossel Keinz (3 votes)
48th Place: The cats (3 votes)
48th Place: Anne Drewanz (3 votes)
48th Place: Grete Hilbard (3 votes)
48th Place: Wolfram Gelzer (3 votes)
48th Place: Herman Greenhill (3 votes)
48th Place: Edgar Redmond (3 votes)
46th Place: Snake’s Snakes (4 votes)
46th Place: Irene Diaz (4 votes)
43th Place: Eric Slingby (5 votes)
43th Place: Jeremy Rathbone (5 votes)
43th Place: Fred Abberline (5 votes)
41th Place: Maurice Cole (6 votes)
41th Place: Kelvin (6 votes)
38th Place: Paula (7 votes)
38th Place: Beast (7 votes)
38th Place: Queen Victoria (7 votes)
37th Place: Rachel Phantomhive (10 votes)
36th Place: Francis Midford (13 votes)
35th Place: Nina Hopkins (14 votes)
33th Place: Cheslock (15 votes)
33th Place: Arthur Conan Doyle (15 votes)
31th Place: Alois Trancy (16 votes)
31th Place: Dagger (16 votes)
30th Place: Lawrence Bluewer (17 votes)
29th Place: Baldroy (21 votes)
28th Place: John Brown (23 votes)
27th Place: Doll (25 votes)
25th Place: Charles Phipps (45 votes)
25th Place: Diedrich (45 votes)
23th Place: Joanne Harcourt (54 votes)
23th Place: Gregory Violet (54 votes)
22th Place: Sieglinde Sullivan (58 votes)
21th Place: Edward Midford (68 votes)
20th Place: Ran-Mao (74 votes)
19th Place: Angelina Dalles (78 votes)
18th Place: Agni (93 votes)
17th Place: Mey-Rin (97 votes)
16th Place: Aleistor Chamber (98 votes)
15th Place: William T. Spears (103 votes)
14th Place: Ronald Knox (109 votes)
13th Place: Soma Asman Kadar (112 votes)
12th Place: Tanaka (156 votes)
11th Place: Joker (168 votes)
10th Place: Finnian (193 votes)
9th Place: Lau (268 votes)
8th Place: Elizabeth Midford (295 votes)
7th Place: Snake (325 votes)
6th Place: Charles Grey (348 votes) (Devil Six)
5th Place: Vincent Phantomhive (461 votes) (Devil Six)
4th Place: Grell Sutcliff (779 votes) (Devil Six)
3rd Place: Undertaker (1284 votes) (Devil Six)
2nd Place: Ciel Phantomhive (3158 votes) (Devil Six)
1st Place: Sebastian Michaelis (4014 votes) (Devil Six)

In an interview this week with NPR, President Obama asserted that the country is less racially divided than when he took office:

“It’s understandable the polls might say, you know, that race relations have gotten worse — because when it’s in the news and you see something like Ferguson or the Garner case in New York, then it attracts attention. But I — I assure you, from the perspective of African-Americans or Latinos in poor communities who have been dealing with this all their lives, they wouldn’t suggest somehow that it’s worse now than it was 10, 15 or 20 years ago.”

Morning Edition asked Roxane Gay, an author who focuses on race, gender and identity, what she thought of the president’s comments. She agreed that the country isn’t more racially divided and that Americans are being forced to confront a difficult reality.

“We’ve been able to look away in the past, and we can no longer look away,” says Gay. “We’re just seeing just how deep the racial divide is, and it’s uncomfortable to look at.”

Roxane Gay: 2014 Was The Year Of ‘Enough Is Enough’

Photo credit: Jay Grabiec/Roxanegay.com

OK I want to say something controversial

Don’t feel bad if you can’t vote.

Yes, the suffragettes fought for our right to vote. Yes, many countries do not give their citizens this right. Yes, it’s important that you do vote if you can.

But if for some reason you are unable to vote, don’t let the pressure to vote make you feel like a bad person. Don’t let people make you feel guilty. You would have voted if you could, but circumstances were beyond your control.

capital-ex  asked:

What happened at the primary?

In the largest county in arizona, only 60 polling offices were open. People waited hours to vote and some were turned away because the offices “ran out of ballots.” Furthermore, heavily latin@-populated areas didn’t have many, if not any, polling places. They were somehow “forgotten.” People were leaving because they had jobs and kids to get home to. Yet, Clinton was announced as the winner based on only the early results, which were just 1%. People were still in line waiting when the results were announced. Also, registered democrats were being told they were registered as independents and republicans and given provisional ballots and told they wouldn’t be counted period.

So yeah, shady as fuck.

Trump’s Week of Errors, Exaggerations and Flat-out Falsehoods

TRMP IS A SERIAL LIAR, CON ARTIST, FRAUDSTER AND MASTER MANIPULATOR - Sorry Trump supporters but In the age of information, ignorance is a choice! - Here is more than five dozen lies and misrepresentations from his robo speeches. He averages ons lie every 5 minutes of talking….

(formating is better in the article link)

“WE DON’T WIN ANYMORE”: TRADE AND ECONOMICS

“$500 billion a year trade deficit with China.” (March 7 rally in Concord, N.C., and at least four other times last week)

That’s overstating the case by $134 billion. The imbalance peaked at $366 billion in 2015.

“You have Japan, where the cars come in by the hundreds of thousands, they pour off the boats. … [W]e send them like nothing. We send them nothing, by comparison, nothing.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C. and at least one other time)

The United States exported $62 billion worth of goods to Japan last year.

“We have a trade deficit with Japan of over $100 billion a year.” (March 8 victory press conference in Jupiter, Fla. and at least one other time)

The trade deficit with Japan in 2015 was about $69 billion.

“We’re losing our jobs and the politicians don’t tell you that.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C.)

Politicians from both parties rail against unemployment and outsourcing. For example, the Obama White House in 2012 put out a fact sheet with “outsourcing” in the title.

“We don’t win at trade. We lose to everybody at trade. Trade we lose to everybody.” (March 11 in St. Louis)

In 2015, the U.S. had trade surpluses with a number of countries including Hong Kong, the Netherlands, the UAE and Australia.

“Remember we used to have Made in the USA, right? When was the last time you’ve seen it? You don’t see that anymore. You don’t see that anymore.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C.)

The U.S. Economics and Statistics Administration authored a report called “What Is Made In America?” in 2014 that found that U.S. manufacturers sold $4.4 trillion of goods that classify as “Made in the U.S.A.” Manufacturing contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy and employs 12.33 million Americans.

“We have lousy health-care, where it’s going up 35, 45, 55 percent.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C.)

Premiums rose by an average of 5.8 percent a year since Obama took office, compared to 13.2 percent in the nine years prior, Politifact found in October.

“If you look at the jobs reports, which are totally phony, because if you stop looking for a job you are essentially considered employed.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C.)

In the way the unemployment rate is calculated, discouraged workers who give up on looking for a job leave the workforce so they don’t count toward unemployment, but they don’t count as employed either.

“I know there are some companies where the people were full time for 25 years. Now they’re part-timers and they go out and get another job, and that has to do solely with Obamacare.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C. and at least one other time)

There are many reasons Americans tend to change jobs more often and work on a part-time basis more than they used to, and the trend predates Obamacare.

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“LIKE SWISS CHEESE”: IMMIGRATION

“The migration, they’re coming across. Obama wants to bring thousands and thousands of people in. He has no idea who they are.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C. and at least one other time)

No one has suggested accepting refugees without screening them for security, a process that refugee advocates currently call daunting and far too time consuming.

About Rubio: “He’s totally in favor of amnesty.” (March 9 in Fayetteville, N.C.)

Rubio opposed amnesty while running for Senate but, in an effort to draft compromise legislation, co-sponsored a bill that included a path to citizenship. That’s not the same as blanket amnesty, he said in the Jan. 28 debate.

“Really they’ve shut Christianity down.” (March 7 in Madison, Miss.)

Seven in 10 Americans identify as Christian, according to Pew.

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“SELF-FUNDING”: CAMPAIGN FINANCE

“I’ve spent the least money and I’m by far number 1. So I’ve spent the least.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C.)

As of Jan. 31, Trump’s campaign had spent $23.9 million, more than John Kasich’s campaign, which has spent $7.2 million, or $19.5 million if you include outside groups supporting him.

“I’m self-funding my campaign.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C., and at least two other times)

“I’m not taking money. … I’m not taking. I spent a lot of money. I don’t take.” (March 7 in Madison, Miss.)

“I’m not going to take any money. I don’t want any money. … You know, I’ve self-funded my campaign. … Right now, I’m into, you would know better than me, maybe $30 million, maybe more.” (March 11 press conference in Palm Beach)

There’s a big blue “DONATE” button in the top right corner of his campaign website. As of Jan. 31, his campaign had accepted $7.5 million from donors not named Donald J. Trump. Trump gave his campaign only $250,318. He lent another $17.5 million, but that’s repayable at any time until shortly after the election.

“I’m already in for $30 million cash.” (March 7 in Madison, Miss.)

Not unless he’s made a lot more contributions since Jan. 31. As of then he had only contributed $250,318, plus the loan of $17.5 million.

“I think I have $50 million of negative ads against me in Florida. $50 million. Somebody said $50 million.” (March 7 in Madison, Miss.)

As of last Friday, outside groups had spent $15 million in Florida.

“So many horrible, horrible things said about me in one week. $38 million worth of horrible lies.” (March 8 in Jupiter, Fla.)

Every Republican dollar not spent by Trump on TV and radio from March 1 through 7 comes to $10.57 million, according to The Tracking Firm, a service that monitors media buys. And not all of that money was negative against Trump.

“How many times do you think Marco and Ted and all of them were calling their super PAC? Is that right? It’s called life. … They talk to their super PAC. They’re not supposed to but that’s the way life works.” (March 8 in Jupiter, Fla.)

Trump provided no evidence that Rubio and Cruz talk to their super PACs. Candidates coordinating with super PACs is against the law; Trump has not filed a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commission.

“In New Hampshire, as an example, I spent $1.5 million and somebody else spent $48 million. I was one, the other person was number five.” (March 8 in Jupiter, Fla.)

Trump actually spent $3.1 million in New Hampshire, not $1.5 million, according to Politifact. The Bush campaign and super PAC actually spent $36 million in the state, not $48 million. Bush also came in fourth in New Hampshire, not fifth.

“Countries have lobbyists also. They have lobbyists. They have their donors.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C.)

Foreign countries can and do hire representatives in Washington, registered under the U.S. Foreign Agents Registration Act. But foreign nationals are not allowed to contribute to political campaigns.

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“NASTY GUY”: ATTACKING HIS RIVALS

“I have not even focused on Hillary yet. … I haven’t even started with her other than four weeks ago.” (March 8 in Jupiter, Fla.)

Months ago, in December, Trump said Clinton’s bathroom break during a Democratic debate was “disgusting” and Barack Obama “schlonged” her in the 2008 primaries.

“Little Marco Rubio. You know, he’s a no-show in the U.S. Senate. He never goes to vote.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C.)

Rubio missed 229 of 1,517 votes between January 2011 and March 2016, according to GovTrack.us. That’s 15 percent. The median record for missed votes for senators currently serving is 1.7 percent.

“Wasn’t that funny last night when Cruz said, ‘I’m the only one that can beat Donald Trump. I have demonstrated that I can beat him. I won five states.’” (March 11 in St. Louis)

Cruz correctly stated he won eight states, not five, according to the debate transcript.

“Ohio got lucky because they struck oil. And the budget of Ohio went up more than any budget in the entire United States. Higher than any budget.” (March 11 press conference in Palm Beach)

Ohio’s budget increased from $55.9 billion in 2010 to $64 billion in 2015. North Dakota’s increased more in percentage terms, and New York’s in dollar terms, according to data from the National Association of State Budget Officers.

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“EVERYBODY LIKES ME”: POLLS

“One of the polls just came out, and a number of them have just come out. I’m beating Hillary Clinton quite easily, thank you.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C. and at least one other time)

Trump is likely referring to a USA Today/Suffolk University poll from mid-February, which showed him two points ahead of Clinton. A clear majority of other polls show she would beat him.

“After Paris, all of a sudden it started changing. We started getting polls in. And everybody liked Trump from the standpoint of ISIS, from the standpoint of the military.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C. and at least one other time)

After the Paris attacks, fewer than half (42 percent) of GOP respondents in a Washington Post-ABC poll said Trump was the best candidate to best handle the threat of terrorism.

“They do a poll in South Carolina, [Lindsey Graham] endorses somebody else and the poll in South Carolina has me at 47.” (March 8 in Jupiter, Fla.)

Trump never topped 42 percent in all the polls collected by Real Clear Politics and won the state with 32.5 percent of the vote.

“Upstate New York I poll higher than anybody ever.” (March 8 in Jupiter, Fla.)

Hillary Clinton would beat Trump 56 percent to 33 percent in upstate New York, according to a recent Siena College poll. The same poll found that the only region in New York he would win is by 5 points in the state’s suburban areas.

“They [the WSJ/NBC poll] had me practically dying in South Carolina the day before. … And it looked like I was really in trouble and then I won in a landslide. The poll was wrong.” (March 8 in Jupiter, Fla.)

The last South Carolina NBC/WSJ poll had Trump at 28 percent versus Cruz at 23 percent. A national WSJ/NBC poll around the same time had Cruz ahead of Trump 28 percent to 26 percent.

“Then all of a sudden they [WSJ/NBC] come up with this poll that was very close. They put it on the front-page of the Wall Street Journal, front-page. They never do that. … I never do well in the Wall Street Journal polls; it’s set against me.” (March 11 in St. Louis)

The Journal routinely covers polls on its front page, and Trump does well in many of them. For example, a headline from mid-January reads: “Poll: Donald Trump Widens His Lead in Republican Presidential Race”.

“We’re winning every poll with the Hispanics.” (March 9 in Fayetteville, N.C.)

A Washington Post-Univision poll in February found that 8 in 10 registered Hispanic voters viewed Trump unfavorably.

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“NOBODY IS GOING TO MESS WITH US”: SECURITY

“We have tremendous problems with crime and other things.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C.)

Crime rates have declined dramatically since the 1990s and remain at historically low levels.

“If you look at the Iran deal, where we give a terror nation $150 billion” and “got nothing”. (March 11 in St. Louis and March 7 in Madison, Miss.)

Credible estimates vary for the value of sanctions relief to Iran, topping out at $100 billion. But it’s false to suggest the U.S. gains nothing from the deal. Iran agreed to ship uranium out of the country, dismantle two-thirds of its centrifuges and accept rigorous inspections.

“The Gulf states aren’t spending. The Gulf states have so much money, they’re not spending anything. By the way, they’re not taking anybody, they’re not taking, they’re not spending.” (March 6 rally in Madison, Miss.)

At a February London aid conference, Gulf states pledged at least $537 million to help mitigate the Syrian crisis, and the United Arab Emirates has accepted more than 100,000 Syrian nationals since the civil war began in 2011.

ISIS drowns “people in these massive steel cages where 40, 50, 60 people they dump it and they pull it up half an hour later with 50 people dead.” (March 9 in Fayetteville, N.C.)

Last June, ISIS released video of the group drowning five Iraqis in a cage. There are no reports of 40 to 60 victims.

“Eight weeks ago, they signed a budget that is so bad. It funds ISIS.” (March 9 in Fayetteville, N.C.)

The omnibus spending bill, passed in December, is not strictly a budget, and it’s not clear what part of it Trump thinks gives money to ISIS. The Trump campaign did not respond to a request for a reference on this specific claim.

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“BIGGEST,” “BEST,” “MOST BEAUTIFUL”: PERSONAL BOASTS

“It turned out I’m much richer than people think.” (March 7 in Madison, Miss.)

Trump says he’s worth more than $10 billion. Forbes Magazine says he’s worth $4.5 billion. The Bloomberg Billionaires Index estimated his net worth at $2.9 billion.

“By the way, four times on the cover of Time Magazine over the last number of months. … I think I was on the cover of Time twice over 30 years and now I think I’ve been almost, I think it’s four times in the last three or four months.” (March 7 in Concord, N.C.)

“It is a movement. It’s been covered on Time magazine covers many many times.” (March 11 in St. Louis)

Trump has been on the cover of Time three times since he started running for president nine months ago, not four times over the last three or four months. Before his presidential run, he was on the cover just once, in 1989, not twice. In the last four months, he’s been on the cover twice, not three times.

“I built an unbelievable, some of the greatest assets in the world, very little debt, tremendous cash flow, tremendous. … Almost all of my businesses work.” (March 7 in Madison, Miss. and at least one other time)

Four of Trump’s companies have declared bankruptcy, meaning they could not repay their debts. For example, the Trump Plaza Hotel declared bankruptcy in 1992 with $550 million in debt. The Trump Hotels and Casinos Resorts filed for bankruptcy in 2004 carrying an estimated $1.8 billion in debt. In December 2008, Trump Entertainment Resorts couldn’t pay a $53.1 million interest payment for a bond.

“I don’t settle lawsuits. … I don’t do it.” (March 8 in Jupiter, Fla.)

In 2013, Trump settled with condo buyers who had sued over a project in Baja California.

“It’s the largest winery on the East Coast. I own it 100 percent. No mortgage. No debt. You can all check. You have to go check the records, folks. In fact, the press, I’m asking you, please check.” (March 8 in Jupiter, Fla.)

Trump Winery in Charlottesville is not the largest vineyard or winery on the East Coast, according to the National Association of American Wineries.

And the winery’s own website denies that Trump owns it. “Trump Winery is a registered trade name of Eric Trump Wine Manufacturing LLC, which is not owned, managed or affiliated with Donald J. Trump, The Trump Organization or any of their affiliates.”

“We make the finest wine. As good a wine as you can get anywhere in the world.” (March 8 in Jupiter, Fla.)

None of the wines from Trump Winery made the top 100 list of the best wines in 2015 as ranked by Wine Spectator Magazine. Looking at just Virginia wines, none of Trump’s wines were finalists in the flagship 2016 Governors’ Cup.

“I’ve been hearing from virtually everybody in the Republican Party and they’re congratulating me and they’re saying, we’re going to get together.” (March 11 in Palm Beach)

There are many Republicans who are not engaging with Trump or congratulating him.

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“ABSOLUTE SLEAZE”: THE PRESS

“The only way, now everybody’s talking about how massive these crowds are, the only way they find out about the crowds, the only way is with the protestors.” (March 9 in Fayetteville, N.C.)

The press has long noted the size of Trump’s audiences with or without protestors. For example, last August, CNN covered Trump’s crowd of 30,000 at an Alabama football stadium.

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prinxcipe  asked:

So if my dad is registered as NPP in California, does he have to re-register as Democrat? Because he's saying in California, you don't have to, but I just saw the post that says you do.

California has a semi-closed primary, in order to vote Bernie Sanders you must be either a registered Democrat or NPP (No Party Preference)

It is not that NPP voters cannot vote for Bernie, it is that an NPP voter will receive a non-partisan ballot, which will have no presidential candidates listed.

The NPP voter may ask their county elections office or poll worker, at their polling place, for a ballot for [the Democratic Primary]. An NPP voter may not request more than one party’s ballot.

A vote-by-mail voter is who is also an NPP voter may contact their county elections office or complete and mail or deliver a vote-by-mail ballot application to their county elections office. The vote-by-mail ballot application must arrive by May 31, 2016.

-CA Secretary of State