|December 1, 2020|
Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:
- "The Long Count"
- The Gov. answers reader's concerns about election
- Election challenge: The one to watch now is NEVADA
- Good news
"THE LONG COUNT"
For decades, the term “The Long Count” referred to the 1927 bout between Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey. But now, I doubt that anyone will ever hear that phrase without thinking first of the 2020 election.
Latest example: last night in California’s 25th Congressional District, Democrat Christy Smith conceded to GOP Rep. Mike Garcia, 27 days after Election Day. Despite all the claims of a “blue wave” increasing the Democrats’ House majority, Garcia’s win makes it official: no Republican incumbents lost their seats. Republicans have flipped 14 Democratic seats so far, and there are still two races yet to be called (maybe we should call the 2020 election “The Long, Long Count.”)
As of now, the House balance stands at a narrow Democrats 222, Republicans 211. Let us hope that enough Democrats from purple districts have the spine to stand with the Republicans and say no when Nancy Pelosi inevitably tries to force far-left legislation down the throat of a nation that’s made it abundantly clear that they will not swallow any more of it.
The Democrats’ 2020 Congressional flop was so bad that even the New York Times is finally admitting and commenting on it.
I particularly took note of this quote from the Times: “Democrats are now in the process of recalibrating their expectations on a wide variety of issues, such as immigration, healthcare and climate change...In terms of legislation, that means Democrats are scaling back their plans — and their rhetoric.”
Correction: They might be scaling back their rhetoric, but I’ll believe they’re scaling back their plans when I see it.
THE GOV ANSWERS A READER'S CONCERNS ABOUT THE ELECTION
Gov. Huckabee, if President Trump is not able to get this into court or investigated by the FBI or DOJ, we are doomed. The rest of us are nobodies with no power or influence or recourse to "make" anyone hear us or take action.
I listened to the interview [between President Trump and Maria Bartiromo] and was so frustrated, I turned it off. Who in the world can get action on this if the President of the US cannot? Who hires and fires at the FBI and DOJ? I thought the President did! Why aren't heads rolling over there because no action is being taken to protect the citizens of the US? I am so angry at the FBI and DOJ and the courts! Regardless of who appointed them, is there no one left to defend the Constitution and We the People?!
Thank you for letting me comment. I want to know what We the People can do to get this fixed. I pray. I write my legislators and those in other states. I re-post the truth about election fraud to every social media account (including those that censor and those that don't). I do not know what else I can do.
Thank you for keeping us informed with the truth. I have pulled the plug on MSM and refuse to watch it anywhere. You and a few other independent news sources are all I have. Please tell us what We the People can do other than watch it go down the drain. God bless you.
From the Gov:
Thank you so much for writing, Patti. I think your letter expresses very well what so many are feeling right now. If it seems to us that even the President of the United States can only stand and watch while the Republic circles the toilet bowl, we’re bound to feel truly powerless.
Democrats and the media (same thing) are trying 24/7 to make us think we’re crazy even to consider that there’s anything strange about the election results, let alone to believe we can do anything about it. Do you know where the term “gaslighting” comes from? It’s from an old Ingrid Bergman movie called GASLIGHT, in which the main character’s husband manipulates the environment around his wife to make her think she’s insane and powerless to maintain her grip on reality. It almost works.
The reason these tactics are so effective against this character, at least for a time, is that the victim is ALONE. She essentially has only one source of information, her husband –- no other way to tell what is real and what is not. This is why social media is trying so hard to cut off access to “outside” information about this election and the hearings going on now.
The idea is to isolate conservatives and expose them only to information that furthers the one permissible narrative. The covid lockdown helps perpetuate that sense of isolation, too.
Another part of the plan is to make you feel powerless and ready to just give up and go along. To "move on." They want you to think the current is too strong for you to swim against it. If you keep trying to resist, they’ll label you as a crazy conspiracy theorist. But millions of people, and even some brave news outlets, continue to swim strongly against that current.
So how does our main character come to realize she’s not crazy? SOMEONE ELSE enters the picture, figures out what is going on, and SHOWS the victim how she is being intentionally misled and that she is perfectly sane. This is what we can do for others who are slowly being worn down by the media and "cancel culture." What you are doing --- writing legislators, posting everywhere you can, ditching the MSM and finding alternatives, and even writing letters like this one --- is important, because this is how we remind each other that we are not crazy and we have eyes.
Surveys show that a large majority of those who voted for Trump believe the vote count is way off and that Trump really did win the election. (Even a surprising number of Democrats can see this.) Statisticians are saying the anomalies they've seen virtually guarantee that these results would not just happen. And now Bill O'Reilly, who strikes me as a hardened realist, agrees.
As more evidence comes to light, I think the chorus of doubters will grow, perhaps to encompass virtually everyone who supported the President. That’s 73 million people, just including the ones whose votes made the count.
Social media can’t isolate and indoctrinate 73 million people, not in America, though they might try. In fact, one study has shown that "fact-checking" can backfire, causing people to be more likely, not less, to believe something if social media plays nanny and tries to "correct" it.
That doesn’t mean Trump will prevail in the courts, though he might. It’s impossible to predict whether he will or not. There is a balance of power and the Constitution prescribes remedies for this situation that will give us an outcome, but not necessarily a good one. Trump might tweet angrily about what has happened, and complain to Maria Bartiromo about it, but he’s not about to overstep his authority the way Democrats love to tell us he will. That's just another lie from the left. Without a doubt, the real megalomaniacs dwell on the other side of the aisle.
So right now, we must leave it to the attorneys and let this situation play out.
As I’ve said before, Trump is providing a public service to the country he loves by forcing us to take a closer look at the institution of “The Vote.” Yes, it’s in his own interest, but it’s in our interest, too, and he's well aware of that. There have long been instances of “manipulation” in elections, but if the 2020 election really turns out to be what it looks like, we can’t have this level of anarchy and continue as a democratic republic. That’s how important this is.
And whether or not Trump gets another four years, we 73 million people will have had perhaps the biggest wake-up call of our lives.
ELECTION CHALLENGE: THE ONE TO WATCH NOW IS NEVADA
Considering that Trump's election challenges have “no evidence” (right), there sure is an explosion of such activity going on around the country. It’s so much, in fact, that we can’t possibly condense and comment on it all. Believe me, you wouldn't want that, and my little staff and I would be in the loony bin if we tried. (They risk ending up there anyway; it's a risk that comes with the job.) Fortunately, THE EPOCH TIMES' homepage has links to most of the updated information, state by state.
Their news site has done an amazing job of staying on top of all this. The story out of Nevada is one we find of particular interest at the moment.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak is pushing forward with certifying the election for Biden just as District Judge James Russell in Carson City has set an evidentiary hearing for this Thursday, December 3, in a contest-of-election case filed by Trump’s campaign attorneys. Trump attorney Jesse Binnall says he intends to prove that so many fraudulent votes were cast across the state of Nevada that Trump actually won there, not Biden.
Kayleigh McEnany, appearing on Sean Hannity’s TV show Monday evening, talked briefly about this. Part of this lawsuit, she says, is that Trump’s side has been granted discovery, which means they get to depose witnesses. “Democrats have been fighting tooth and nail,” she said, for us not to be able to depose witnesses, not to be able to investigate and ask questions.” One question: if Democrats didn't steal the election in Nevada, what possible objection could they have to this?
It’s not in the EPOCH TIMES story, but what we find especially interesting about this is that the moment Trump's team was granted discovery, ten attorneys from the law firm Perkins Coie magically appeared. These are the same Hillary cronies who hired Fusion GPS and paid for the phony anti-Trump “dossier.”
Most interesting of all, the lead attorney for the group is Hillary's guy Marc Elias, the very lawyer who spent this year going around the country filing lawsuits in key states to make them loosen their election laws! I am not kidding. Democrats are bringing out the big guns in Nevada, and one has to wonder what they're hiding there. Stay tuned.
Sen. Charles Grassley is back at work after being in quarantine for the coronavirus. His age of 87 put him in the high risk category, but fortunately, he says he experienced no symptoms.
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