The letter from Mary in Arizona offering insight into Sinema’s win over McSally sparked many letters from around the country. Here are excerpts (with slight editing) from some particularly telling ones.
From Charlene in Connecticut:
As conservative voters in CT, we were hopeful with heavy voting turnout and dissatisfaction with our last [Democrat] governor of two terms, Molloy. Bob Stephanowski, a businessman, won-over many in our state and was leading late on election night. Yet, in the morning he was said to have lost by 1 percent. This state is saturated by Dem corruption and all leaders are Democrat. The people have had it, but term after term the Dems win. The big cities seem to be the problem. They allowed people to register past the closing of polls. Bob said 80 people a day are moving out of CT. I wish I was one of them.
Eight years ago, when Molloy first ran against Tom Foley, Foley looked to be the winner that night. Next day, it was reported a batch of absentee ballots was accidentally found in a cupboard in some political building. That gave Molloy the win. I think this ballot tampering has been tested in states such as ours and is the new strategy for Dems to win state races. Personally, I fear for the 2020 election if we don’t institute universal, safe and valid methods of elections!
From Karen in Arizona:
I voted for Kelly Ward in the primary but never would vote for Sinema! I don't know anyone who did. McSally went from being ahead by 20,00 votes one day to losing the next after more votes "showed up." We haven't elected a Democrat senator for over 30 years. McSally conceded quickly and disappeared. Why didn't she challenge the count? It is very odd. Now all of a sudden the secretary of state seat is going Democrat almost two weeks after the election! I'm a lifelong Arizonan; I have never seen anything like this...The Democrats have been trying to get us for years. It is a sad time for us old timers.
From Laura in Arizona:
I voted for Ward in the primary; had felt the same way about McSally. But I got info from Judicial Watch and others about Sinema being a total liar/leftist. I voted for McSally, mail-in ballot, but it gets better. My ballot was NOT COUNTED! They said they mailed it back to me (they didn't), and gave NO REASON for its not being counted. Talk about voter suppression! And it wasn't only mine, but others voting Republican. Those who went to the polls were turned away or given provisional ballots, despite having proper ID/voter registration. I have notified the President (tweeted him), emailed Governor Ducey, tweeted McSally, Michele Reagan, secretary of state, and some conservative talk show hosts (Bongino, Shapiro, etc. –- I have more to tweet!).
I'm glad Mary from Arizona volunteered that information to you (about the McSally/Sinema election), but I've heard the same things said on Facebook by some of my Republican/Libertarian/Independent friends ... and it makes me want to tear out my hair! What sense does it make to vote for a third party candidate -- or even a Democrat -- just because you've taken a dislike to some aspect of your Republican candidate's personality or something he/she did during the heat of a campaign? Especially when you know that, by doing so, you're placing in danger all of the agenda items you'd like to see accomplished by your government? It makes no sense. And I don't know how you can address it, other than to constantly coach and educate your voting base about the absolute necessity of 'staying the course.' This is a thing most Democrat voters seem to know instinctively. Why don't we?
From Karen in Mississippi (on their upcoming Senate runoff):
Something very similar is going on in Mississippi. The President backed the wrong horse in Cindy Hyde-Smith, so Espy [the Dem] will probably take it...Cindy was a Democrat up until Thad Cochran appointed her to the seat she holds right now. When asked who she voted for for President, her answer was, 'I don't remember.' Does anyone in the whole US not remember who they voted for President last election? She is also getting contributions from Sean Parker (a staunch Hillary supporter) and she pleads ignorance about that too. So either way we get a Democrat in our seat. Either way, so why bother to vote (words I never thought I would hear myself say ever)?...A conservative Republican should have had it, not someone who votes with Planned Parenthood. So most people I have spoken with will be sitting this one out.
From Wiley in Arizona:
The demographics are changing fast in AZ for a number of reasons. One of the big reasons: The hi-tech companies are moving into the Phoenix area and expanding at a very high rate. They employ an army of millennials, who are very bright but who live in a different world than their parents and grandparents. They have little time to understand the issues of real world challenges. They were educated in universities staffed by far left academics. They vote Dem. [Also,] the “walking around money” charge must be investigated. If true, the money source culprits should receive long prison sentences.
And we’ll end with some common sense from Don:
The right will never be as well-funded as the left, and the right is more prone to vote (or not) for personal or moral reasons rather than for political or "big picture" outcomes. If they voted for Trump, then they need to set aside their personal opinions and bottom lines to vote for who he says he needs. The country has never been more polarized, so each individual 'opinion' vote was okay in times past, but not anymore. Trump is in there swinging every day for no money. We need to swing in the voting booth for no money and aside from what we feel or think or postulate about any of the candidates. If you do nothing for the good of the country, then bad forces will jump into your spot.
Thanks to all who wrote. We want to know what’s going on around the country and value your input highly. But just one word: To those of you who wrote to say you’re giving up and will no longer vote, it’s very important that you still do. The left WANTS you to stay home –- it’s part of their strategy, in fact –- because the closer the elections are, the easier it is for them to win through fraud. Don’t play along. Only with big Republican victories will the fraud be insufficient to cheat. No matter what, NEVER give up your right to vote.