PA JUDGE SIDES WITH TRUMP AGAINST SEC. OF STATE
In breaking news Thursday, Pennsylvania Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt has ruled in favor of President Trump’s campaign, saying that the secretary of state, Kathy Boockvar, overstepped her authority when, two days before Election Day, she extended the deadline for ID to be submitted to qualify mail-in ballots. Details from THE EPOCH TIMES are at the link.
I believe this issue is what Justice Sam Alito’s ruling about Pennsylvania keeping and counting ballots separately applied to. Judge Leavitt has now ruled that “...Respondents’ County Board of Elections are rejoined from counting any ballots that have been segregated pursuant to...this court’s order." (That means those votes are not to be counted.) We don’t know how many votes that is.
This decision can be appealed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
But if it is, that’s where it really gets complicated. I see that Trump’s campaign is also anticipating a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on whether the PENNSYLVANIA Supreme Court acted legally in granting a different extension concerning ballots. Now, I’m not a lawyer, but something about this jumps out at me, and I wonder if you feel similarly jumped-at.
If the case Judge Leavitt ruled on is appealed at the state level, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court looks on track to be ruling on something very close to what they themselves did --- changing an election deadline --- which, in turn, might end up being ruled on in the Supreme Court. It sounds so crazy that I wonder if I’m just seeing this wrong.
Gosh, it’s at times like this when we really value our legal experts. We’ll try to unravel all this for you soon!
SOROS INFECTS BIDEN'S SO-CALLED "TRANSITION"
It’s easy to see why socialist billionaire George Soros poured $70 million into “election activity backing Biden’s candidacy,” as the WASHINGTON FREE BEACON reported on Wednesday. Joe Biden, “playing President,” has staffed his “Agency Review Teams” for his (unofficial) “transition” with people connected with and/or funded by Soros’ Open Society Foundation.
(By the way, the term “socialist billionaire” should be an oxymoron, but it’s not.)
During this election cycle, Soros spent over three times more than he did in 2016. As we’ve often said, when wealthy people give millions of their precious dollars to political campaigns and/or parties, they expect a return on their investment. In this case, Soros already had enormous access to the Democrat Party; now he plans to increase his influence within the actual halls of power. We expect more revelations about the Soros connection, though most of the media will strain their necks looking the other way.
SCHLICHTER ON GEORGIA RACES
Kurt Schlichter, who is a savvy political attorney as well as a hilarious columnist, lays out the necessary game plan Republicans need to start following right now to prevent the two Georgia Senate seats from being stolen in January.
IT AIN'T OVER
Issues & Insights reminds us that despite the media declaring Joe Biden President-elect, that isn’t their call. In fact, if North Carolina is included for Trump, Trump leads Biden 232-226 in confirmed electoral votes, and in the seven remaining states, there are numerous issues and allegations under investigation. In all of those states except Nevada, the state legislatures that have final say over resolving disputes and fraud allegations have strong Republican majorities.
In short, it ain’t over ‘till it’s over, so quit measuring the Oval Office drapes, Joe.
MORE PORTLAND LUNACY
Protection For Me But Not For Thee: This story might have been invented by a conservative as a fable about self-righteous, over-privileged leftists. Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, who’s been pushing to defund the police and claiming too many unnecessary calls are made to 911, called 911 herself, repeatedly, to report her Lyft driver. When police arrived, they couldn't believe what she'd called them for.
She’s trying to claim racism and potential danger to her because she’s a well-known political figure. But the Lyft driver says he ended the ride because she was being rude and abusive to him. He says he didn’t even know who she was; she was just a passenger who went ballistic because he wouldn't close the window all the way due to COVID safety rules.
I'm surprised she didn't call 911 and demand that the police fan the virus away from her.
GEORGIA, GEORGIA, GEORGIA
The Democrats’ only hope of capturing the Senate is to win the two Georgia runoffs in January, which would give them a 50-50 tie broken by Kamala Harris, if she becomes Vice President. The Republicans’ (and America’s) only hope of ensuring gridlock to put a brake on the Democrats far-left “remaking America” agenda of court-stacking and Constitution shredding is to reelect Sens. Kelly Loeffer and David Perdue. The latest polls show Perdue ahead by 4 points and Loeffler by just over 1 percent, for whatever polls are worth (and after last week, I’d say they’re worth about as much as a counterfeit penny.)
That means that not only will a flood of outside liberal money be pouring into Georgia, but as I mentioned previously, some Democrats plan to pour themselves into the state to quickly establish residency, vote in the runoff, then leave. It’s a dirty, underhanded trick that would steal the voters’ right to choose their own leaders, but again, after last week, do you really think that would deter them? That’s not a bug to them, it’s a feature. That’s why columnist Thomas Friedman of the formerly respected New York Times is actually urging out-of-state Democrats to do it.
It’s not only a slimy and reprehensible move, it’s also illegal under Georgia law to move there just to vote and then leave soon after. That’s considered voter fraud. If you move there just to vote and then leave, you may find yourself staying longer than you expected, in state-provided facilities. I would expect the Democratic Senate candidates, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, to speak up and denounce this illegal, naked power grab against the real citizens of their state.
Now that the New York Times knows that its columnist is urging readers to engage in illegal vote fraud, I’m sure Friedman will be suspended or fired, right? Oh, wait, I forgot: the New York Times doesn’t recognize the existence of illegal vote fraud.
I’m not urging blue state Republicans to move to Georgia just to vote, but if you do, I bet you’d want to stay there. However, you can help offset the massive out-of-state money being used to try to buy the seats by contributing to Loeffler and Perdue’s campaigns at these links.
Joe Biden promised that as President, he would reverse Trump’s agenda, including the things that brought us record low employment, cheap gas and energy independence, and peace in the Middle East, and he plans to keep those promises, even as he’s already breaking his promise at the first debate not to declare himself President until all the votes are counted and certified. But here’s another reversal of a Trump policy that I doubt will be very popular, even with people who didn’t understand the longterm negative consequences of reversing the others.
Biden’s coronavirus adviser Dr. Zeke Emanuel (the same doctor who helped craft Obamacare and who once said life isn’t worth living beyond age 75, which means he thinks Biden should have died two years ago) not only wants to shut down the economy again, he's also pushing what he calls the “Fair Priority Model” of distributing a vaccine. That means that the nation that develops a vaccine (which I assume will be us) can keep enough to hold the virus transmission rate below 1%, but has to give the rest to other nations. Americans would go without while we’re giving it away to other nations.
So there’s another reversal of a Trump policy: we’d go from “America first” back to “America last.” I guess Trump was right: a lot of voters really did get tired of winning.