In a dramatic move, the political betting website, made a dramatic swing Away from the prospect of a successful Gina Raimondo nomination for Commerce Secretary, under newly elected President Joseph Biden. A 9Cent move was recorded by the market towards a 67 or less vote for approval

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However noble the academic purpose? Bettors are in fact, able to place bets and win cash on the outcomes of elections as important as the Presidential Election, down to results of individual party nominations and local elections.

Is Gina’s sudden dive in the “polls” a sudden wave of  nostalgia by Rhode Islander’s desperate for her to stay? Or are Washington insiders aware of a chilling in the air, based on her poor performance handling the Covid 19 Crisis?

Only 50 Votes are necessary for a Cabinet Secretary to be approved.

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