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Georgia Orders Hand Recount – But There’s Bigger News Than That

The corrupt news media monolith of disinformation is simply reporting today that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger ordered a “hand recount” of ballots in the presidential contest this morning. But watch this clip of his announcement with the sound on and listen carefully to what he actually says:

“With the margin being so close, it will require a full, by-hand recount in each county. This will help build confidence, it will be an audit, a recount, and a re-canvass all at once.” 

That last part is crucial, because a simple recount would make no effort to ensure that ballots were properly and legally cast. It would simply segregate the paper ballots between the candidates by hand, and then feed them through the same tabulating machines and suspect software used in the first place.

An audit and re-canvass go much further. These will involve, for example, matching signatures on mail-in ballots to those on voter registration applications. They will involve ensuring that the person supposedly casting a vote was actually alive at the time it was cast, and actually lived in the state of Georgia.

This makes what was ordered in Georgia today completely different from the hand-recount already ordered in Michigan, since the Michigan process will not involve a re-canvass or full audit of the ballots. Thus, the order in Michigan is very unlikely to change the outcome in and of itself. But what was ordered in Georgia today is a very big deal.

Stay tuned.

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Fracking Ban is Just One of Many Ways for Biden/Harris to Attack Oil and Gas

Assuming that the various challenges being filed by President Donald Trump this week to election results in several states fail and Democrat Joe Biden does become the next President of the United States, the potential impacts to the oil and gas industry in the U.S. would be numerous and severe. While only one significant oil and gas-related issue was raised to high prominence during the general election campaign – Biden’s promises to ban hydraulic fracturing at various times and levels – it is a mistake to assume that that would be the only way in which a Biden/Harris Administration would impact the industry.

The first tranche of impacts will come in the form of executive orders. Like the Obama/Biden presidency before him, a great deal of President Trump’s energy-related policy has been enacted via executive orders. The obvious vulnerability of any executive order is that it usually can be easily reversed by a successor in office. Thus, the most immediate impacts of a Biden presidency will come in the form of efforts to increase regulation on the energy industry via the reversal of various Trump executive actions. Biden and Harris repeatedly promised to take these actions throughout their campaign, so we should expect a quick follow through on what amounts to low-hanging fruit.

Those likely executive order reversals include:

·        Re-entry of the United States into the Paris Climate Accords

·        Re-entry of the United States into the Obama-era Iran deal, which would free up Iran to dramatically increase its exports and potentially impact crude prices;

·        Trump’s order to end the Council on Environmental Quality’s guidance that all federal permitting decisions and NEPA reviews must consider climate change impacts;

·        Trump’s order to disband the Interagency Working Group on Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases;

·        Trump’s various orders designed to eliminate delays in federal permitting processes.

We can also expect a Biden presidency to follow through on his promises to ban hydraulic fracturing on federal lands and waters, which represent a very sizable percentage of overall U.S. oil and gas production. This can be accomplished by an order from either a President Biden or from his future Secretary of the Interior, although we should also expect Interior to follow up and attempt to frame it in the form of regulations in order to make it more of a permanent change.

It is also important to remember that Sen. Kamala Harris promised to eliminate hydraulic fracturing entirely in the U.S. repeatedly during her own presidential effort in 2019, and never really backed off of that promise during the general election campaign as Biden’s running mate. On the few occasions when she was asked about it, she was always very careful to say that “Joe Biden will not ban fracking,” and no more than that.

 

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Wednesday News Roundup: The Presidential Election Seems Destined for the Courts

As the day dawns on November 4, America faces a temporarily hung jury on its presidential race, although how long it will remain hung is anyone’s guess. As of this writing early in the morning on November 4, President Trump clings to narrow leads in the states of Georgia, North Carolina and Michigan, and a much larger lead in Pennsylvania. The trouble is that, unless Arizona, where Joe Biden leads, turns around, the President would need to hang on in all four of those other states in order to gain the 270 electoral votes necessary to win a second term.

There was no Blue Wave forecast by all the media-financed pollsters in this election, nor was there the Red Wave that yours truly and others foolishly projected yesterday. What there was instead was a vast sea of still waters, barely changed from 2016, but, thanks to a tsunami of mail-in ballots of questionable provenance, shifted just enough to perhaps get the Democrat Party’s clearly-addled nominee over the finish line at the end of the day, possibly this day.

The President promised to challenge the vote counting processes in some of these states in a speech given in the wee hours of the morning, but the chances of that effort having any success does not appear to be strong. As the ballots continue to roll in from Democrat-controlled cities like Atlanta and Detroit and Philadelphia, it’s hard not to assume that some significant voter fraud is taking place in Biden’s favor. Whether the President’s team could reverse any outcomes by actually proving that such fraud was massive enough to make the difference in, say, Michigan and Georgia, which both appear destined to ultimately turn to Biden’s advantage seems unlikely given the ineptitude of such efforts from the past.

In other news from last night, Fox News again beclowned itself with election coverage that ranged from the ridiculous to the sublime. The trending-blue channel’s system of calling states was in fact so outrageously nonsensical that one of its own prime time anchors, Tucker Carlson, actually kind of called it out during a monologue about how awful the media was in general:

As per usual, Fox appeared to be more interested in giving all of its paid contributors specific amounts of contractually-required airtime than it was in actually covering the news of the election. Thus, viewers were forced to sit through endless droning and rants from the likes of Chris Wallace, Juan Williams and Donna Brazile while Fox lagged 30 minutes behind CNN and the networks in reporting actual election results.

CNN, meanwhile, ran circles around Fox, with John King and Wolf Blitzer providing near-constant up-to-the-minute coverage of the actual results to its viewers. Yes, Fake Jake Tapper was his normal insufferable self, but all in all, Election Night remains the only night in any year in which it is acceptable to tune your TV to CNN.

As  I was compiling this piece, the vote in Michigan narrowed to just a 2,000 vote Trump edge:

Trump (R): 49.2% (2,345,412 votes) Biden (D): 49.2% (2,343,266 votes)

A 2,166 vote lead with tens of thousands of absentee votes to be counted. Some of those AVs still outstanding are from Trump-leaning areas, but probably not enough. Michigan could end up becoming 2020’s version of Florida 2000, with weeks of recounts and litigation lying ahead.

Note: That Trump edge rose back up to about 21,000 a few minutes later. Who knows? Maybe there’s still hope.

It looks like President Trump will be able to hang on in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, but Georgia also could be destined to remain up in the air for days if not weeks to come.

Ohio, meanwhile, went bright red again, with the President prevailing by a whopping 8% of the vote in a state that for almost half a century was the true bellwether in presidential contests. WSJ columnist Kimberly Strassel points out just how comically wrong some of the media’s favorite pollsters were about that state:

That’s right: Quinnipiac, one of Nate Silver’s gold star polling groups, missed Michigan by 13 point. She could have ridiculed several other polling groups given that, of the 10 most recent polls of Ohio, only Trafalgar showed Trump with a lead there.

Florida also went much brighter red than it has been in decades, with Trump rolling to a fairly easy 3.5% edge in the Sunshine State. Strassel also pointed to the futility of most pollsters there:

Quinnipiac only missed Florida by 9. Holy crap.

But wait, there’s more. How many polls did we see in recent weeks showing GOP senate incumbents Lindsey Graham, John Cornyn, Roger Marshall and even Mitch McConnell in deep trouble? Hint: the correct answer is TONS of polls.

Guy Benson pointed out the absurdity of those polls early this morning:

That’s right: Lindsey Graham prevailed by double digits despite his opponent getting about $130 million in Hollywood and New York money for his race. John Cornyn fought off about $40 million of out of state money coming into his goofy opponent to win by 10 in Texas.

Back to the presidential contest: Stay tuned. We may end up seeing litigation and recounts all the way to January. We are truly in perilous times.

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Final Prediction: Trump Wins Again in America’s First Outrage Election

Let Freedom ring, let the white bird sing;
Let the whole world know that today is a day of reckoning;
Let the weak be strong, let the right be wrong;
Roll the stone away, let the guilty pay; it’s Independence day! – Martina McBride, written by Gretchen Peters

Ok, here’s my final projection: Donald Trump will be re-elected in an electoral landslide that will easily eclipse his 2016 victory. Trump will win every state he won in 2016 – yes, including MI and WI and PA – and will add several other states to his column. Think Nevada and Virginia and New Hampshire and New Mexico.

Final tally: Trump 344, Biden 194. A clear and convincing landslide in America’s first Outrage Election.

The popular vote will be closer – much closer, thanks to the brainwashed masses in California and New York and Illinois and New Jersey, although Jersey will be closer than most people are thinking right now. Illinois will be closer, too. I still think Trump wins the popular vote, but barely, by a million votes or so.

Here’s the beauty part: Trump will have coattails, and those coattails will bring endangered GOP senators like Sonny Perdue in Georgia and Joni Ernst in Iowa and Martha McSally in Arizona and Little Lindsey Graham in South Carolina over the finish line despite the hundreds of millions in Hollywood/New York money that poured into the campaigns of their Democrat challengers. Couple those holds with pickups by John James in Michigan and Tommy Tubberville in Alabama, and what will be a very narrow loss by Cory Gardner in Colorado, and you have the GOP holding a 54 seat majority in the Senate for the next two years, an incredible upset considering they had 14 more seats up for re-election than the Democrats did in this cycle.

Now, here’s the bad news: The Red Wave likely will not translate to the GOP picking up a majority in the House, due mainly to incredibly inept campaigns run by R congressional candidates in Texas, Georgia and several other states. Unfortunately, the Republicans in those states chose to take the advice of the same pollsters that advise Democrats and have run campaigns in which you would never even know they are Republicans, always a losing strategy for the Rs.

The prime example of this is Genevieve Collins in Texas’s 32nd district, who is challenging Collin Allred in a very even district. Collins ran one of the most effective primary campaigns I have ever seen, prevailing over a strong field with ads that clearly identified her as the all-American anti-socialist Republican in the race who would go to Washington to get stuff done. Some of you may remember I predicted that, if she ran the same campaign this fall, she would take this seat back from Allred, who unseated longtime incumbent R Pete Sessions in 2018.

Sadly, Collins has listened to advisors who told her to completely shift in the general election, running as Collin Allred light, a non-partisan candidate with touch-feely messaging who you would never know was a Republican or conservative. Many other GOP candidates are obviously using the same polling and communications firms to advise them, and they will pretty much all lose in the even districts as a result.

So, keep an eye on Texas 32: If you see Collins winning tonight, then you are probably going to see a Republican majority ushered in in January. My bet is she will lose because she failed to distinguish herself from her very leftwing opponent with a 100% record of fealty to Nancy Pelosi. An incredible lost opportunity that need not have happened.

Whether the presidential election gets called tonight depends on the President being able to run up enough electoral votes in other states to make Pennsylvania irrelevant, given that the corrupt Democrat governor and Lt. Governor have already made it clear they will not even start releasing vote counts until Wednesday. That’s why the states to watch early will be Florida, Virginia and New Hampshire. If we see Florida and either of those other two states called for Trump tonight, then you can feel safe that it’s all over but the crying.

Early voting trends indicate that President Trump will win Florida by a significantly larger margin than he did in 2016, so it could end up being called much earlier than the wee hours of the morning that we saw four years ago. A Trump win in Virginia would signal a Red Wave of epic proportions, and such electoral waves do not stop at state borders – they roll nationally. My bet is that the much higher turnout by non-college educated white voters and higher percentage of black and Hispanic voters going to Trump (his Black vote percentage could be as high as 18%, double what he got in 2016) will make the difference, and the media that is hoping for a hung verdict to facilitate the Democrats’ post-election voter fraud plans will end up having little choice but to call the election before sunrise on Wednesday.

Disclaimer: I called every aspect of the 2016 election right, including the GOP waves in congress and the state houses. But I did miss on my prediction that the GOP would hold the house majority in 2018, so I have been wrong before.

Those of you who have read me for the past several years know that my theory on presidential elections is that they all come down to being decided based on national voter inertia, not on local issues as many pundits like to pretend. That inertia in the past has always either moved in favor of retaining the status quo, or wanting change. 2016 was a change election, and Trump won because he was the only true change agent in the race.

This year is the first time in my lifetime that is different. This election is neither a status quo or change election: This is our first outrage election.

This year has been more difficult to get a good handle on, complicated as it has been by the China Virus pandemic and the entire national news media/social media apparatus turning itself into a very real Nazi-style propaganda tool for the Democrats. The media’s wall of disinformation about the virus and the summer of Democrat-sponsored rioting that destroyed vast swaths of a dozen Democrat-run cities resulted in it taking a long time for the public to figure out which side to direct its focused outrage towards.

Over the past month, the public has figured it out, and millions of Americans are outraged by all the deception. The big turnout by non-college educated white voters who are sick of being portrayed in the media as privileged racists is one big indicator of this outrage, but it is not the only one. Also outraged by all the deception are the Black voters who are turning to Trump due to their outrage about having been pandered and lied to by race-baiting hucksters for half a century and more, and millions of Hispanic voters who are equally outraged by the media’s portraying them as a monolithic block with no diversity of thought.

That outrage, that focused anger towards the media and the utterly corrupt political establishment in Washington, DC, is what is producing America’s first Outrage Election, and it is why Donald J. Trump will serve a second term in office thanks to a resounding victory today.

I’ve been wrong before, but I don’t think this is one of those days.

God Bless all of you, and God Bless America.

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No, Texas Is Not “In Play” **UPDATED** Trump Train Runs Biden/Harris Out of Texas

We have seen lots of media reports and media-sponsored polls over the past two weeks pushing the narrative that Texas is somehow “in play” for the Biden/Harris Harris/Biden campaign this year. The only problem with these reports is that they are not supported by a shred of actual early voting information.

Take the early voting data compiled by Target Smart as a prime example. TargetSmart shows that Republican turnout is vastly exceeding Democrat turnout in Texas by an even larger margin than Republicans ran up in 2016: 51.3% R, 38.9% D, and 9.9% unaffiliated. That margin is 2% larger than in 2016, when Trump won Texas by a 9% margin.

Other than polls paid for by media outlets for the sole purpose of creating a story, what indicator do we have that some huge chunk of Republican voters are rebelling against President Trump in Texas? The answer to that would be NONE. Not a shred of real hard data exists to support that claim.

One of the media/Democrats’ favorite piece of Texas-related propaganda is the narrative that there is some big anti-Trump revolt in the state among suburban women. First of all, I live in Texas, am a voracious consumer of news, and have yet to see any newspaper or local TV station identify and interview a single such suburban housewife. If these women are all over the place, why isn’t anyone pushing this narrative in the media finding them and talking to them?

Second, TargetSmart also breaks its data down by County. Frequent contributor Larry Schweikart tweeted out some of that suburban data this morning:

Then there is the new data coming in across the country showing that the percentage of non-college educated white voters is far higher this year than it was in 2016. This is the segment of voters who turned out in droves in PA, MI and WI four years ago and served as Trump’s winning margin. Their massive turnout was not replicated in other states that year. This year, it appears that this voter segment’s outrage over having been ridiculed, slandered and portrayed as “privileged” racists for the last four years is motivating them to turn out all over the nation.

Folks, that voter segment is a huge part of the voter base in Texas.

At the end of the day, we are left with the unarguable fact that the only indicator that Texas might be closer this year than it was in 2016 – when it was not close at all – is a raft of polls that were paid for by media outlets for the purpose of creating “news” stories.

Trump will win Texas, and he will win this election on Tuesday.

 

**UPDATE**

Just for good measure, the Trump Train literally ran the Biden campaign out of Texas earlier today:

God Bless Texas.

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Be Prepared for Democrat-Sponsored Street Violence on Election Night

A new USA Today poll finds that 75% of the American people are concerned about post-election street violence. – Golly, and just who would be perpetrating said violence? Wouldn’t that be the leftwing radicals in Antifa and BLM, 100% of whom are Biden supporters?

Yes, yes it would be exactly those people.

Wal-Mart reports record sales of ammunition this week as ordinary Americans prepare to protect their homes and families. Those are the Trump supporters, by the way.

This really is not complicated, folks. It’s not hard.

Business owners in the central districts of Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis and pretty much every other violent, Democrat-run city in America are boarding up their windows and taking other measure to protect their property as if a Category 3 hurricane were bearing down on them. Because guess what? That is essentially what is about to happen to them. The scenes of rioting and looting out of Philadelphia this week were just previews of coming attractions.

One spokesman for Antifa in DC promised yesterday to be out on the streets causing havoc regardless of which way the election appears to be going. Why? Because there is nothing organic about any of this: This is just a Democrat Party-sanctioned form of recreation to these scumbags at this point. They have no fear of arrest, thanks to police departments who have uniformly been hamstrung by Democrat mayors, and even if a few of them do get taken to jail they know they will be shortly released with no bail required and they won’t have to worry about being prosecuted by corrupt, Soros-financed local Democrat district attorneys.

Make no mistake about it, this is all a part of a carefully constructed and choreographed Democrat Party plan that was put in place early this year. If the presidential race is not called, the Democrat plan is to ensure that street violence rages in the cities they control in order to give their willing accomplices in the corrupt news media a distraction, an excuse to refuse to report on all the vote stealing their Democrat overlords hope to deploy to steal the presidency. For the Democrats, riots and looting, burning and cop-shootings are just “arrows in the quiver”, as Pelosi would say.

This plan has been transparently obvious for months now. If you’ve paid attention to what they’ve said in public, you know that Democrat leaders like Nancy Pelosi have been quite clear about it all, excusing the violence and dog-whistling their sanction for it at every opportunity.

In Philly on Wednesday, police captured a large van filled with firearms, ammunition, explosives and other riot paraphernalia. Who do you think pays for all of that? The local street thugs looting the local Wal-Mart? Or might it be whoever funds the out-of-state, paid agitators who are brought in on caravans of huge, unmarked buses in the dead of night?

Again, this is not hard or complicated.

If you live in a Democrat Party-controlled city like those mentioned above, this is what you can expect to see happening in your town beginning around dark-thirty on Election Night. I’ve been warning about this for at least six months: This is coming, it will make what happened after the 2016 election look like elementary school recess, and it is all just a choreographed part of the Democrat Party’s efforts to seize control of the national government by any means necessary.

Regardless of where you live, if you think that just because it all begins in the central districts of those big, Democrat-run cities that it won’t eventually impact you, you would do well to re-think that assumption. You’re a target, too, and if these people win, they will be coming to see you and your family soon enough.

So maybe, just maybe,  a trip to Wal-Mart this weekend might not be a bad idea.

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Schweikart: What to Watch for on Election Night

Guest Piece by America’s History Teacher, Larry Schweikart

Confession: I rarely watch conservative, or so-called conservative, news sites. You can get some information that way, but I find it much more instructive to watch the reactions of liberals to the stories of the day. That is an instant indicator of who is winning and losing. For example, if the Washington Post says “Trump must change tone or face loss,” you know that Trump’s tone is deadly effective. Or, if Politico headlines “Some Senator Say McConnell Moving Too Fast on Barrett Nomination,” you know that Yertle is moving at light speed (for a tortoise) and that the confirmation is assured.

So on election night, what are the signals that Donald Trump is winning or losing?

  • Expect any blue state that they can call for Joe Biden will be called within a nanosecond of the polls closing. You can expect Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts to be called immediately.

However, if you do not get instant calls on such states as Virginia or Pennsylvania, then it’s a fight. Most expect because of the vote by mail/early voting in the Keystone State that ballots will be counted for days. But Virginia may be a different story. On election night 2016, Virginia’s call was late as Trump led well into the night until the Northern Virginia area finally came in. Rule of thumb: if they can call a state for Biden, they will do so as fast as humanly possible.

  • Expect the Florida call, despite an obvious Trump win there, to be delayed as much as they can. I expect Trump will win Florida by at least 250,000 votes. Full disclosure: I said this in 2016 and was surprised the margin was closer. Nevertheless, there will be a moment when all that remains on the Florida map is a sea of northern red counties and the Panhandle.
  • Watch Michigan. Michigan doesn’t have “Republican” and “Democrat” ballots so tracking voter registration is tough there. I have relied on “TargetSmart,” a Democrat outfit that uses “modeling” to predict votes. How does this work? Well, if you are white, older, a gun owner, non-college educated or only two-year college educated, go to church, TargetSmart will label you a Republican. If you’re an urban black female, you will immediately be tossed in the Democrat box. Michigan has steadily not only trended toward Trump but also John James, who now has a two-point lead in his senate race. It’s inconceivable that Trump would trail James, so it’s reasonable to guess that Trump is up at least two in Michigan (as some of today’s polls suggest). Michigan has a Republican legislature, has far fewer outstanding ballots than does Pennsylvania, and is much more likely to be called early. Michigan, this year, will likely be the first breach in “Hillary’s blue wall” (as they referred to the Rust Belt trio of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.) An early Michigan call means the only hope Biden would have would be an upset in Arizona and regaining Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, while holding Nevada, Minnesota, and all the other traditionally blue states.
  • Once Michigan is called and Arizona is grudgingly assigned to Trump, I think even the Hoax News networks will have to call the election. I think we will know the winner that night. Once that happens, Pennsylvania’s delayed ballots become irrelevant and may be wrapped up quickly.

As you may know, Richard Baris—America’s most accurate pollster along with Trafalgar—and Tracy Beanz and I will be doing a live election night webcast. We expect to be able to call these races sooner than the legacy media. However, some other things to watch for:

  • The John James, Thom Tillis, and Tina Smith senate races. If James and Tillis win, Trump will almost certainly carry those states. If Smith is struggling, Jason Lewis may sneak into a seat that a month ago was on no one’s radar. Then all eyes turn to Martha McSally and Susan Collins. If those two Republican ladies survive, Republicans would be looking at a net gain in the senate of two. The only current nearly-sure loser among Republican senators is Colorado’s Cory Gardner—but even he has a spark of life, given that his opponent, John Hickenlooper, has committed more errors than the Bad News Bears. He may still screw up a race that was all but won.
  • The black and 18-24 turnout. Some pundits are trying to claim that the “Yut” vote is up this year. Well, I never thought of a 29 year-old as a “youth.” These surveys include as “young people” 18-29, whereas all my predictions were specific to college-aged kids, 18-24. That age group is most definitely down. Also, if the black turnout is down (as it already appears to be in North Carolina), this will allow for much earlier modeling and predictions about outstanding races.

Finally, if the networks don’t call the House at 8:01 as Fox News did in 2018, we will probably be looking at a tight race for 17-20 seats that would decide control. But if you tune into CNN by mistake and they all have glum faces, you don’t need to wait for the state by state calls.

Larry Schweikart is the co-author, with Michael Allen, of the New York Times #1 Bestseller, A Patriot’s History of the United States, author of Reagan: The American President, and founder of the Wild World of History, a history curriculum website featuring full courses in US History and World History Since 1775, including teacher’s guide, student workbook, maps/graphs/charts, tests/answer keys, and video lessons accompanying every unit (www.wildworldofhistory.com).

 

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America Is About To Have Its First Fracking Election

This has never happened before. The oil and gas business – the industry, its health and its impact on inflation and consumer prices – has always played some small role in presidential politics, at least since the oil shocks and embargoes of the 1970s. Most times in the past, the key issue surrounding oil and gas has related to the price of gasoline and what the candidates planned to do about it.

The issue of oil and gas has only arisen whenever gas prices were considered to be too high, never when consumers were benefitting from them being historically low, as they are today. Yet, suddenly this year, this key industry is playing a huge role in the 2020 presidential politics, and it is wholly unrelated to anything having to do with prices at the pump.

The issue in this election campaign is fracking, and whether or not it will remain legal should Democrat candidate Joe Biden become our next president. While this longstanding and well-regulated industrial process has hovered around the periphery of presidential politics since 2008, when the anti-development lobby decided to politicize it with a focused and highly-organized demonization campaign, it has suddenly become one of a handful of crucial issues that dominate the political landscape this year due to its job-creating and economic impacts in a single swing state: Pennsylvania.

How important is it? Early Monday morning, the Trump Campaign announced that President Donald Trump would be holding three separate campaign rallies that day. This is nothing unusual, given that the President has made a habit of holding multiple rallies each day during both of his presidential efforts. On Saturday alone he held rallies in the state of Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin.

What is unusual about Monday, though, is that all three of the Trump rallies will be held in Pennsylvania, which has become perhaps the single most crucial swing state in the 2020 election. Biden is also paying special attention to the Keystone State, holding events there on Friday and Saturday, and sending both ex-President Barack Obama and Senator Bernie Sanders there to campaign on his behalf over the weekend.

Pennsylvania was certainly a key swing state in 2016, but its importance was equaled by Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan and North Carolina as the race played out. This year, though, it has become increasingly difficult to see how either major candidate can prevail in the Electoral College without having Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes included in his total.

All of which explains why the issue of fracking and its continued legal deployment has become so elevated in the national discourse this year. Pennsylvania is, after all, the fulcrum for the development of the enormous Marcellus Shale/Utica Shale resource plays, the largest natural gas reserve in the Western Hemisphere.

 

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Saturday News Roundup: The True Meaning of Coyote and the Media Starts Hedging its Election Bets

When most of us hear the term “coyote” used in the context of illegal immigration across our southern border with Mexico, we think about human traffickers who extort huge amounts of money from poor Mexicans and other Latin Americans to smuggle them across the border.

As it turns out, all of the blue-check media wonders on Twitter who have spent the last five years sagely pontificating about the evils of limiting illegal immigration think the term means this:

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No, I’m not kidding. When President Trump made a negative reference to Coyotes and their human trafficking efforts – during which an extremely high percentage of female travelers are raped – media blue check wonders like Maggie Haberman reacted with outrage, thinking that the President was either referring to the parents of children or to actual coyotes. I swear I do not make this stuff up.

Here’s Tucker Carlson having a great old time ridiculing these morons on his show last night:

Thus we see that the very people who have been lecturing the rest of America about illegal immigration for all these years are in fact the rank ignoramuses we always suspected they must be in order to express such stupid opinions on the subject.

Good to know.

Speaking of the corrupt national news media, here’s an actual shot from a Biden Crime Family strategy meeting:

Ok, that’s just a meme, but it might as well be real.

And speaking of illegal immigration, take a gander at these numbers. – DHS Chief Chad Wolf reported this week that the Trump Administration has made incredible strides in halting the flow of illegal immigrants across our southern border, but warns that a new surge of illegals is building.

From a report at Breitbart since the rest of the media is blacking out the story:

President Donald Trump slashed the inflow of southern migrants from 400,000 in 2019 to just 14,000 in 2020, according to acting homeland security chief Chad Wolf.

The coronavirus crash is creating a new surge of migrants up to the U.S. border, Wolf warned in his October 21 speech. “Should our critics be successful and repeal the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] CDC order, we would face an unimaginable public health crisis,” Wolf said in a Phoenix, Arizona, speech, adding:

The only reason today’s crossings have not reached a crisis level is because of the policies and procedures the Department has put in place during the past four years. If these critical tools are removed or overturned, then the Department—and you, our frontline partners—would be imperiled by another immigration crisis.

 

Wolf described the administration’s huge and successful efforts to curb the southern migration into U.S. blue-collar workplaces. Prior Presidents did little or nothing, but Trump’s hard-fought upgrades have helped push up wages and opportunities for tens of millions of Americans — including blue-collar blacks and Latinos. Trump’s effort also protected many millions of Americans from losing their jobs amid relentless Wall Street pressure for corporate cost-cutting.

“In perhaps no area did the Washington special interests try harder to stop us than on my policy of pro-American immigration,” Trump said in his August 28 acceptance speech.

Wolf also touted the agency’s efforts to start shielding all Americans from the trillion-dollar economic threat caused by the legal and illegal migration of white-collar workers.

That’s a stunning success any way you look at it.

What is it with these Democrat politicians and dressing up as despicable historic figures for costume parties? – Yesterday, Patrick Howley revealed a high school annual photo of Democrat Arizona Senate candidate Mark Kelly dressed up as Adolph Hitler at some costume party:

What is up with this, seriously? It is as if every damn Democrat politician in America spent his or her youth longing for the days of the KKK and Nazi Germany. We all make mistakes in our misspent youths – that’s just part of growing up – but it seems that the current generation of Democrat politicians had a very ugly recurring theme running running through their culture back in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.

Kelly of course denies the person in the photo is him, but no one really believes him, mainly because the person in the photo is quite obviously a young Mark Kelly. Same jawline, same ears, same nose, same mouth, same body posture, etc.

The unearthing of this photo comes at a very inopportune time as he is now slightly trailing incumbent Republican Martha McSally in the most recent polls taken in the race. Oof.

Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

Don’t look now, but the leftwing media and pundits are now starting the process of hedging their bets. – After months of pretending that Joe Biden was about to win the election in a landslide, the corrupt news media and pundits like Nate Silver have started the process of hedging their bets so they can claim to have been “right” when President Trump ends up winning a handy re-election.

Here’s Nate Silver, suddenly setting up a strawman scenario to explain why he completely whiffed on accurately projecting this election, just as he did in 2016:

Oh. You don’t sayyyyyyy. Now, when he is brought on MSNBC on Election Night to explain how he missed the Trump comeback, Silver will be able to point to this tweet and say, “hey, I warned you guys about this 11 days ago!”

Hilarious.

Here’s what Politico put out on Friday:

Here’s an excerpt:

Whether he is defeated in 11 days or leaves office in four years, Trump and Trumpism will still be with us, for decades to come.

The most obvious sign of that is the Senate’s all but certain confirmation Monday of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court — Trump’s third justice.

But it’s way more than a 6-3 majority on the Supreme Court. Democrats complain about the lasting effects of ignoring climate change for four years. They say the nation’s image abroad has eroded, as has confidence in democracy at home. For the duration of his presidency, Trump has insisted elections are “rigged.” No surprise, many voters aren’t confident that American elections are conducted in a fair and equal way.

After watching the chaotic presidential debate three weeks ago, the teenage son of Ken Martin, the chairman of Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, asked Martin how he could stomach a life in politics, his chosen profession.

“It’s just sad, sad all around,” Martin said. “We’re going to be living with Donald Trump’s impact on politics for the next couple of generations.” He went on to say: “My concern here, win or lose, is that we have essentially changed the norms of politics to a place where you don’t have civil discourse anymore. The idea of working together just becomes so far off in the distance that how does anything get done in government anymore?”

For Democrats who feel like they are on the cusp of victory in this election, there is a sense of grief for what they have already lost.

It’s 2016 all over again, folks. These people are utterly and completely incapable of learning. They had four full years to do some research and work to get to know who Trump supporters really are and try to gain an understanding of why he creates such an incredible level of loyalty out here in Flyover Country, and chose to just lazily spend those years vilifying us instead.

They can all feel what’s coming now, but cannot ever bring themselves to admit they might have been wrong. So, they’ll all spend the next 10 days putting out bet-hedging pieces like this one and issuing fake polls showing Trump “closing the gap” that never really existed and all the other face-saving tactics in which they engaged in the leadup to Election Day 2016. Having set themselves up with this false sense of security, it’s too late now to do anything but try to save some shred of dignity and credibility to which they can desperately cling when the world comes crashing down around them one more time.

Glorious.

That is all.

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Schweikart: Dem Plan to Steal the Presidency Runs Into a Solid Wall of Harsh Reality

Frequent contributor and America’s history teacher, Larry Schweikart, put up a long thread on Twitter last night that is so good that I ask for and got his permission to share it here. I would give you a summary, but it’s self-explanatory and laid out in a style that only Larry can deliver, so why waste the time?

Just read it – you’ll be glad you did.

Here is the text from the rest of the 22 tweets:

2) They probably thought, “OK, we’ll squirrel him away, keep him out of public sight, and let Kampuchea handle the load.”

Mistake #1. She was an instant bomb, and was actually worse than Demented Perv Biteme.

3) At the same time, they thought they could use the Vote By Mail (VBM) scheme to extend voting way past Nov. 3.

While I don’t think they seriously believed this, some of them no doubt thought they could drag it past Dec. 13.

I think some lawyers finally did some ‘splainin.

4) So initially (again, I’m guessing April/May) their plan was to VBM the hell out of the system then string it along with the complicity of the Blue Govs.

5) Enter the GOP and the courts.

6) This was squashed faster than a Milli Vanilli reunion tour.

7) Moreover, the wizards of smart in the DNC failed to grasp that if they scare the oldsters to death and have them VBM, they won’t have anyone voting on election day.

8) But wait! It gets even better!

Because they have “pre-voted” (like pre-boarding an airplane. As George Carlin says, how do you “pre-board?”), ALL OF THEIR VOTES ARE TALLIED EARLY. They will be the first ones on the board on election day.

9) Moreover, people have been watching these come in for months. Nate Cohnhole has been breathlessly watching the numbers rise, failing to understand it’s like a 440 meter race with staggered starts. The GOP “lane” is mostly on ED. Yeah, it “looks” like the outside lane is ahead.

10) Here’s my point: THIS IS ALL PUBLIC. ALL DISCUSSED. ALL KNOWN.

The DemoKKKrats have no hats from which to pull rabbits on election day.

11) This nullifies another of their poorly thought-out strategy of VBM, namely to claim fraud.

12) Even for their most disingenuous hacks, it will be pretty hard to claim fraud when only 3% of the DemoKKKrat ballots are still outstanding and they are losing by 5%.

13) It will be a case of, “Even if we say ALL the outstanding ballots are for Biteme, he still loses.”

14) So whatever quidspickel genius in the DNC dreamed up this particular scam, he should be Robespierred.

15) And, perhaps juciest of all, the very nature of reporting, even by the punkpidgels at CNN, MSNBC, and Faux, will be to report what is HAPPENING.

16) You know what’s going to be happening on election day?

Republicans are going to be voting.

Pretty much ONLY Republicans are going to be voting. Overwhelmingly Republicans are going to be voting.

17) It will be near impossible for any Hoax News org NOT to report that, no matter how they spin it. The momentum is going to build on election day that the GOP tidal wave has come. “We never expected this!”

18) It will be made manifest in so many states, in so many races, that it will be impossible NOT to call these states for Trump.

They can look forlornly at 1/2% outstanding absentee ballots that amount to 5,000 or to Trump’s 180,000 lead, or 400,000 lead.

19) This is so delicious. They not only screwed their candidate with a moronic strategy that makes Minion’s “ORCA” look like a good idea, but they screwed their post-election day strategy AND their media election day strategy.

20) As per 10/11 court cases so far, they have to stop counting no later than Nov. 6. They gave the Rs time to mount court challenges and, equally important,

WHAT HAVE YOU NOT BEEN HEARING ABOUT?

21) Amy Coney Barrett.

Why? Cuz she is going to be confirmed and they can’t stop it, and ANY of these cases that gets to the USSC after Nov. 3 on an expedited basis will get squashed faster than Cubans in Grenada.

22) I’m telling you, if they thought Cankles’ campaign was a cluster you-know-what, the post-mortems on this one will see DemoKKKrat strategists exiled to horror spots . . .

like Macon, Georgia, or Bullhead City, Arizona.

23) It’s a beautiful thing.
[End]
A beautiful thing, indeed. Glorious, even.

That is all.

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Panic Time in the Biden Basement

Guest Piece by Gregg Updike

 

Time: Sunday, 0800, October 18, 2020

Place: Joe Biden’s basement (bunker) Wilmington, Delaware

 

Jill Biden: THE INTERNAL POLLS ARE IN AND THINGS ARE GOING TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET FOR ME, I MEAN JOE, AND YOU NEED TO GET THIS CAMPAIGN TURNED AROUND – NOW!!!

Aide: Should we wake up Joe so he can help us strategize? He has been asleep for twelve hours.

Jill: No, he needs his rest, and he doesn’t help with strategy anyway; he hasn’t had an original thought in thirty years – way back when he was semi-lucid.  We’ll just call another lid on today’s campaign before 0900 as I don’t feel like talking into his ear today in case another right-wing reporter from FOX or OAN or even CNN or ABC etc. asks about court packing or Junior’s emails or lap-dance, I mean lap top.

Aide: But he’ll miss the Sunday propaganda ‘news’ shows.

Jill: Yeah, but at least he won’t call Chris Wallace “Chuck”.

Aide: Well, what do we do with the rest of the day Jill? We and our friends at the WAPO and the NY Times couldn’t find a former student of Amy Coney-Barret (ACB) who could be or would be bribed to scuttle or delay her confirmation.  Apparently ACB was and is a stellar professor [unlike you and Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren, she mutters under their breath] too.

We have maxed out our social media buddy’s censorship of the NY Post and the thousands of right-wing bloggers.  They are getting scared and subpoenaed by the GOP senate and may bail on us to save their skin and Leftist social media monopolistic empires. Our media allies are beginning to turn on us by asking real questions to Nancy Pelosi and your husband, and even the rigged polls are beginning to tighten up in order to protect their reputations.

Jill: Can we get Mini-Mike to pay off any other felons in any other states like PA, NC, WI and MI to vote for Joe and other Democrats?

Aide: No, Mini-Mike is feeling the heat and is not going to waste any more of his money and risk jail by trying to buy any more votes from felons.

Jill: Can we get President Xi or Putin to help out our campaign even more?

Aide: No. They are already doing all they can behind the scenes and any more assistance would be real bad optics.

Jill:  How about getting the race-baiting community organizers to redouble their efforts to sow minority discord and vote for us?

Aide: Not going to work this time as the bad orange man Trump (BOM) is converting our lemmings to his side and our despotic message is no longer resonating with them or anyone else.

Jill: How about getting the radical feminists more pro-active to make sure the young ‘educated’ white women and the suburban soccer moms get out and vote for Joe and other Democrats?

Aide: Already done, but we have milked that cow dry and some of these women actually have boys and young men and are beginning to see our real hatred for their families and are #WalkingAway in droves from us and our message.

Jill: What about Harris?  Can we get her out on the campaign trail to sell Joe’s message?

Aide: No, she is in quarantine because someone near her tested positive for our bioweapon and is not available. Which is just as well given that she is even less likeable than Hillary was and is.

Jill:  Speaking of the Clintons, can we get some help from them on how to turn this around?

Aide: No, for one thing, they don’t like us, and we have already cornered the market on using their “chicanery” on stealing elections.

Jill: How about ‘the One’ (of which Joe was his #2 in every sense of the word) helping us?

Aide: Given the tepid endorsement Barack gave to Biden only after his nomination became a fait accompli, we can’t count on him for much.  And given the fact that his endorsement helped sink Hillary in 2016, it would be better if he didn’t campaign for us.  In fact, I don’t see him on the campaign trail for any Democrat.  He is a smart Politician, can see a loser and doesn’t want to further harm his image (such as it is) by supporting any more losers.

Jill: Watch your tongue!

Aide: [Recoils as if slapped] Sorry madam, a rare moment of honesty overcame me; I’ll not let that happen again.

Jill: Can we get George Soros to use some of his front groups to print up more mail-in ballots of dead people to flood the zone in the swing states?  Can we pay more postal carriers to toss Republican mail-in ballots, but this time tell them not to throw them into ditches, but to dispose of them properly?

Aide: No and No.  We are already at 110% and can’t have more people voting in districts than actually live in those districts – it might show that voter fraud is going on.  And the USPS and their workers are getting scared that they may actually go to jail if they keep this up.

Jill: Can’t we buy off any more judges to keep the mail-in fraud voting going until say mid-November?

Aide: No, the judges we already have on our payroll have done all they can, and they are beginning to get overruled.  Seems that [email protected]#$%^&*ing dolt Trump is getting ahead of us on that front too.  He is not GHW Bush, GW Bush Jr., Dole, McCain, or Romney and really wants to win.

Jill: Can we get Pelosi to float another bloated COVID relief bill in the house and force the BOM or McConnell to block it in order to tank the stock market again?

Aide: No, we beat that dead horse too much already, the stock market has wised up and will only go up if there is another thought of another stimulus and won’t go down if it gets blocked.  Besides, her house lemmings desperately want to leave DC and campaign in their districts to try to save their seats.

Jill: Can we get the Bernie Bros, the Social Justice Warriors (SJWs), Antifa, BLM, Hollywood and Sports to foment riots in other untouched cities?

Aide: No.  The Bernie Bros hate us and may even leave us because your idiot husband has reversed himself on fossil fuels and fracking when he told the hicks, the irredeemable deplorable smelly Walmart shoppers, in PA and other states he won’t ban oil etc., and they already hate us because we, like Hillary, and the DNC screwed their Marxist Icon again.

In fact, many will stay home or actually vote for the BOM.  The SJWs, Antifa and BLM are actually getting arrested and are being kept in jail, so they are not available in the numbers we need.  Hollywood and Sports are maxed out with their monetary support and their executives, the sport commissioners and owners are seeing massive ratings losses and are pulling back their support.  Besides, the riots are helping the BOM with his law and order message and if we go into a Republican City or State, the riots will be quickly put down.

Jill: Can we get Laura Bush with Sindy McCain and George Conway of the Lincoln Project,  and other never-Trumpers, including senator Mitt to do another anti-Trump commercial?

Aide: No, because like with Megyn Kelly, these people are reviled by thinking voters, are seen as turncoats, and Mitt, after all, is from deep red Utah and has already pissed off most of his constituents.  The best we can do is hope he votes against ACB.  He is a wuss for the Republicans and equally a wuss for our side – in other words: worthless like most politicians.

Jill: So, there is nothing we can do?

Aide: Apparently not.

Jill: Oh! YOU ARE SO  [email protected]#$%^&*u=ing WORTHLESS!!!  LISTEN UP!You had better come up with a way to fix (this election this time) this, because if that [email protected]#$%^&*ing bastard wins again, we really all will hang this time.  As my husband told the Ukraine President: You have six hours.

In the meantime, get Joe up, clean and change his diaper, pump him full of ‘up-me’ drugs and try to pump some sense into his empty head.

We’ll reconvene tomorrow and come up with a new plan to steal, I mean win this election.  And it better be a good one or you all are fired.

Aide: [sheepishly] Yes madam.

[Fade out]

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Tuesday News Roundup: Trump is Going to Win, Bigly

Well, ok, Joe, if you insist:

Speaking to a parking lot in Ohio on Monday, Creepy Uncle Quid Pro China Joe Biden talked about how great it was to be in Eerie, Pennsylvania, forgot Mitt Romney’s name – referring to him only as “that Mormon Senator” – and told the crowd he is “a proud Democrat running for the United States Senate.”

So, he doesn’t know where he is, can’t remember names, and doesn’t even understand what office he is supposedly seeking, but you are expected to believe he is so far ahead of President Trump that he’s already won.

Yeah, no.

Does this look like a guy who is losing to you?

That was at Trump’s massive rally in Sanford, Florida on Monday, where he jump-started his campaign in the wake of his bout with what was a mild case of the China Virus. As always, Trump supporters lined up for miles to get into the event, held in a hangar at the local airport, which has become the model for Trump’s campaign this year.

In his energetic speech to the crowd, the President declared that he was not only not trailing in the race, but well ahead of where he was at the same point in 2016, and frankly, I believe him. His campaign bears none of the traditional hallmarks of a losing effort, and Biden’s moribund franchise bears none of the signs of a winning effort.

We have witnessed hopeless presidential causes in recent history. Think back to the campaigns of John McCain, Bob Dole and Mike Dukakis as the most recent examples. As election day approached in 2008, 1996 and 1988, it was blatantly obvious who was winning.

The sure losers had no ability to draw a real crowd – although Sarah Palin, McCain’s running mate, was able to generate semi-large turnouts right through the campaign’s final day in 2008. It was obvious that all three of those candidates were going to lose, and everyone knew it.

To the trained eye, what did all of those losing campaigns look like? They looked just like the Biden/Harris Harris/Biden campaign looks today. This is not a coincidence.

In 2008, those of us who were holding our noses and supporting the execrable McCain as the only viable alternative to the epic disaster that the Obama presidency became kidded ourselves that the massive crowds Obama was able to draw day-in and day-out were just anecdotal events, not truly indicative of the election blowout that was building. Those crowds didn’t really mean anything, we told ourselves again and again and again.

Well, it turned out they did mean something, as did the Clinton crowds in 1996 and the Poppy Bush crowds in 1988. They meant a lot, as they were completely predictive of the election landslide that was to come. And folks, the turnouts for those past candidates paled in comparison to what we see on a daily basis for President Trump in the form of not just the rallies, but the car parades, boat parades and peaceful demonstrations happening all over the country.

Our nation has never, in its entire history, witnessed this kind of massive outpouring of support for any presidential candidate, period.

In this election, you can either believe the media-sponsored suppression polls, or you can believe your lyin’ eyes.

The most recent Gallup Poll had two very interesting bits of data that presage what is to come. That poll asked respondents two key questions that Gallup asks during every presidential election cycle:

  1. Are you better off today than you were four years ago?
  2. Which candidate do you expect to win?

Even though Gallup’s polls this year have shown Biden holding a lead for the national popular vote, the answers to those two questions tell the opposite story.

By a 56-44 margin, the random adults surveyed said they are indeed better off than they were four years ago, even in the midst of the impacts of a global pandemic. Think about that – that is a truly astonishing finding.

But the second question is even more interesting and compelling: By a 56-40 margin, these voters said they expect Donald Trump to win this election. This expectation measure by Gallup has correctly predicted the ultimate outcome of every presidential election since 1984, and has typically ended up being a pretty accurate indication of how the voters themselves really intend to vote.

We’ve talked a lot about the “shy” Trump voter phenomenon in this election. If you’re a Trump voter who is reluctant to share how you plan to vote with a pollster, that makes perfect sense given the heinous ways in which the President and his supporters have been smeared by the corrupt news media.

But if you’re asked how you think your neighbors are planning to vote, or whether you are better off today than you were four years ago, you’re not going to have the same reluctance to answer honestly. Right?

Right.

There is no question that America has a crisis in its news media right now. After Election Day, we’re all going to discover that our country’s polling industry is also in a crisis.

That is all.

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DOJ/FBI Already Uncovering Democrat Voter Fraud in Pennsylvania

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Harrisburg, capitol of Pennsylvania, announced on Thursday that, working with the FBI on a tip, it had discovered a small batch of mail-in military ballots that had been discarded by election officials in Luzerne County, whose county seat is the town of Wilkes-Barre.

Not surprisingly at all, each and every one of those discarded ballots were cast for Donald Trump. Here is the statement from the DOJ:

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Statement Of U.S. Attorney Freed On Inquiry Into Reports Of Potential Issues With Mail-In Ballots

HARRISBURG – On Monday, September 21, 2020, at the request of Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis, the Office of the United States Attorney along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Scranton Resident Office, began an inquiry into reports of potential issues with a small number of mail-in ballots at the Luzerne County Board of Elections.

Since Monday, FBI personnel working together with the Pennsylvania State Police have conducted numerous interviews and recovered and reviewed certain physical evidence.  Election officials in Luzerne County have been cooperative. At this point we can confirm that a small number of military ballots were discarded.   Investigators have recovered nine ballots at this time.  Some of those ballots can be attributed to specific voters and some cannot.  All nine ballots were cast for presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Our inquiry remains ongoing and we expect later today to share our up to date findings with officials in Luzerne County.  It is the vital duty of government to ensure that every properly cast vote is counted.

 

# # #

Updated September 24, 2020

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Luzerne County had long been a Democrat stronghold, voting twice for Barack Obama before shifting strongly towards Donald Trump in 2016. Lucerne County is Pennsylvania coal country, with tons of union workers and the population there is heavily Catholic, all which had traditionally been Democrat constituencies before Obama came along and began moving the Party to the radical left.

Some might say what’s the big deal – it’s just nine ballots. Note that the statement indicates that it is 9 ballots “at this time,” indicating that the investigation is still ongoing. Also note that we are very early on in the early voting process, with hundreds of thousands more votes to be cast by mail in Pennsylvania.

With the Pennsylvania courts having recently ruled that the Democrats can continue collecting ballots for days after Election Day – a decision the state GOP has appealed to the federal courts – and with millions of ballots having been mailed to people who did not request them, the state’s voting process is almost certain to be rife with fraud and abuse. What the DOJ/FBI discovered in this situation is no doubt the result of Democrat officials conducting a trial run to see what they can get away with as the process plays itself out.

The Democrat Party is mounting a highly-organized effort to steal this election. What we see here is just the tip of a very large iceberg. The good news is that William Barr’s DOJ appears intent on policing the situation.

That is all.

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Kanye 2020: A Win/Win/Win For Kanye, Trump, and the USA

Guest Piece From America’s History Teacher, Larry Schweikart

In the fall of 2018 I was on a speaking trip to New Mexico. On Brandon Vogt’s radio show, I was asked who I thought would be the successor to Donald Trump, assuming he won reelection in 2020.  Vogt nearly fell out of the chair when I said “Kanye West.”

But my conclusion he would be (by 2024) the natural, perhaps ideal, candidate wasn’t just  an off-the-cuff capricious answer. I had given this a lot of thought. First, it can be argued that Barack Obama was the first “celebrity” president. True, he was a “traditional” politician, coming up through the ranks of the crooked Illinois system, then being whisked into the national spotlight with a speech. By the time he ran for president, however, it was all about the show. He was the “first black presidential candidate” (as the Hoax News media conveniently forgot Jesse Jackson and Alan Keyes, to name two). Obama and his team treated his candidacy as a celebrity event, dwarfing the hapless and corrupt John McCain on social media. Obama’s nomination acceptance speech was nothing but show-biz, with Greek columns and the “Voice of God” reverberation. Almost none of his younger and/or black supporters knew anything he stood for or anything he claimed to believe. He was a “young,” “hip,” black guy so he was the natural choice.

But as much as Obama—or Zero, as I nickname him for his utter lack of achievements—tried to be a celebrity president, he still had too much of the Chicago School in him. And I don’t mean the one renowned for Milton Friedman! In most ways Zero was a typical politician, except he didn’t work nearly as hard as most other presidents. Thank God.

Enter Donald John Trump in 2015. Here was a true non-politician celebrity. He was better known by many voters as the “guy on the Apprentice” than as the successful real-estate developer that he was. Certainly he carried his well-earned playboy reputation from the New York dating scene. He had help found a football league, and in a giant splash signed star running back Herschel Walker (now, by the way, a supporter of him as president). Trump was the first true celebrity president. With no political background whatsoever, he wasn’t corrupted by K Street the way most were, and he didn’t come with baggage of compromises as a senator, governor, or congressman. His very entrance down the Trump Tower elevator was show biz.

Trump has in many ways continued to govern like a non-politician celebrity. He has not changed his language or communication one iota, speaking in everyday common words and phrases rather than the stultified and phony “Washingtonese.” In pure Page Six style, he doesn’t hesitate to duke it out on Twitter with attackers. His flair for the “show” was evident in his campaign when Steve Bannon convinced him to roll out four of the Clinton women who had been maltreated by the Slickmeister. During his presidency, the Celebrate America military parade and events at the monuments was the essential Hollywood production.

The key to the new presidency is name recognition. American education has so destroyed reading, cognitive, and critical skills that traditional advertising just won’t work. Nor is there a willingness to explore platforms or issues. Rather, a name people recognize will be the single most important factor behind voter registration in deciding a vote. We saw this in 2018 in the Ohio Senate race, where Jim Renacci as an unknown spent his entire campaign trying to generate name recognition to compete with Democrat Sherrod Brown. Renacci lost by a whopping 6 points, despite a less-than-popular Mike DeWine winning the governor’s race by more than three points. That is largely a ten-point swing based solely on name recognition of a less than stellar Brown.

Based on these factors, I theorized that only someone with massive name recognition could even consider running for president in 2024, and that for the Republicans, that someone would have to be a solid Christian. Again, without the ability to filter through platforms, the view voters have of a candidate will be based on statements and attitudes they have seen before the campaign.

For that reason, Kanye was distinctly appealing. A rapper who has become a vocal and highly public born-again Christian, a businessman who has branched out into clothing lines and restaurants, and an entertainer who produces and performs large public Christian events, Kanye checked many of the boxes. Moreover, given Trump’s steady and, now, undeniable appeal into the black community (getting between 15% and 28% black approval in most polls for over four years), there is a new segment of blacks who perhaps are unwilling to commit to being a “Republican” but who would vote for Trump in much greater numbers than in 2016. Kanye would almost certainly appeal to a share of that segment. (Not all because many are more mainstream conservative in their attitudes, if not their previous voting history).

To me, Kanye was the only celebrity who could be called “conservative” in his public statements who would have such appeal. I not only expected him to plan to run—as per many of his comments prior to yesterday—but to plan to win. Kanye West will not be on the ballot to “make a point.” But then I was taken by surprise by Kanye’s announcement of running for president in 2020. Certainly he knows he won’t beat Trump. As an independent, certainly he knows he won’t even carry a single state.

So why is he running?

Upon reflection it makes perfect sense. Kanye, despite obvious strengths, has several significant weaknesses to be appealing in 2024. As mentioned, he lacks any political experience at all. Getting on ballots, mounting some sort of campaign based on issues, organizing a campaign team, learning the discipline of multiple public appearances a day—these are all things Kanye has never done before. While he has had his share of music critics, political critics are different in that they question your very right to exist as a challenger to a Democrat.

A 2020 run will prepare West in ways no apprenticeship for four years ever could. Moreover, by running now to get experience, he will (when he loses) have a natural lowered expectations that won’t be there in 2024—the real deal. My guess is (though he is mercurial) that he will keep his criticism of Trump quite muted and focus on “unity” and “Christian principles” so that in 2024 he can gain Trump’s endorsement for the Republican nomination.

IF he’s serious. I think he is. I believe he believes God has chosen him to run.

Many of the criticisms of Kanye from Republicans/conservatives are valid. Many can be addressed by a competent political campaign. Two of the biggest are his history as a rapper (whose marriage began with a pornographic web video) and his battle with mental illness. To the first concern, Trump has already flattened or reduced many of those barriers, while at the same time showing what a commitment to Christ can do to change a life. (Maybe not every aspect of life, but the ones that matter most). Kanye will have four years to demonstrate this.

The bigger issue, and one not to be taken lightly, is his history of bi-polar disorder. But again, two factors are working to minimize this.

First, we are continually learning about previously concealed medical or psychological deficiencies of previous presidents. Today, for example, most people know Abraham Lincoln was a manic depressive; that James Buchanan was likely a homosexual; that Grover Cleveland was absent from the office entirely during a secret cancer surgery; that John Kennedy was on amphetamines and had Addison’s (a fatal) disease. Bi-polar disorder, if medicated, would seem to be no worse than some of these afflictions.

Second, over the past 40 years mental illness of all types has become normalized. It is seen as near-bigotry to claim that someone is incapable of doing a job because he has Autism, depression, or any other number of mental health issues. Our normalization works in Kanye’s favor.

For 2020, though, many are asking, “What will be the impact?” How will a run by Kanye as an independent play in the race? The reaction from Democrats tells you all you need to know: they are terrified. Already Joe Biden (Demented Perv Biteme) was only pulling 74% black support in polls. That is a 50-year low, and Hillary lost with 88% black support. Biden was likely to see an erosion of actual black vote combined with black stay-at-home of somewhere between 15-17% this time around, which is a death sentence for a Democrat candidate.

Now with Kanye? I would not be surprised to see Biden’s share of the black vote fall to under 50%; to see Trump increase to 11-13% black vote (combining actual votes for Trump and stay-at-homes as a “half vote”); and see Kanye get 30% or more.

In short, for Trump, Kanye, and the USA this is a win/win/win.

 

Larry Schweikart is the co-author of the NYTimes #1 bestseller, A Patriot’s History of the United States with Michael Allen; author of Reagan: The American President; and founder of the Wild World of History historical website with full high school history curriculum in US and World history (www.wildworldofhistory.com).

 

That is all.

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