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Fox News radio host Todd Starnes took a moment on Tuesday morning to explain how Dixville Notch’s early voting represents what’s great about America: civic participation, patriotism, and a lack of “black panthers with baseball bats.”

Video of Starnes’ bizarre comments is below, courtesy of Talking Points Memo:

I love this, this is what America is all about. Like you said, no hanging chads, we didn’t see any black panthers with baseball bats. These were good, American folks going to do their patriotic duty and I think it’s fantastic, Dixville Notch is just a great little place.

Starnes’ fears of a race war breaking out in rural New Hampshire are probably unfounded; according to Talking Points Memo, none of Dixville Notch’s 12 citizens are black (although there’s no data on their baseball bat ownership.)

Amy Coney Barrett

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Donald Trump will select U.S. Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court pick Saturday, multiple news outlets confirmed with White House officials on Friday — and the outlook couldn't be more bleak for reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, immigration, and the future of health care in the United States.

According to the New York Times, Trump "will try to force Senate confirmation before Election Day."

"The president met with Judge Barrett at the White House this week and came away impressed with a jurist that leading conservatives told him would be a female Antonin Scalia," the Times reported.

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