Evening Edition - November 20

November 20, 2020 |

November 20, 2020      

Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:

  • A sharp political divide
  • Down-ballot elections not getting the attention they deserve
  • Texas still seeing red

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

A SHARP POLITICAL DIVIDE

There’s seldom been a sharper divide in America over the views of an election. Trump’s people claim he really won in a landslide and was cheated by massive vote fraud. The Democrats and the media brush that off as crazy, unfounded conspiracy talk and irresponsible, un-American rhetoric that undermines faith in a free and fair election.

I’m deliberately not taking a side on issues that I don’t know the truth about. I made my view clear early on, and caught flak for it, in calling on Joe Biden and the Democrats to simply agree to work in a bipartisan fashion to audit the vote to reassure voters that they could trust the results. If there was nothing amiss, then they should be eager to prove it, dispel the suspicions and move on.

Instead, the accusations have devolved lower every day (“You’re crazy!”/”You’re a thief!”), and a new poll shows how corrosive this has already been. A recent Rasmussen survey found that 59% of Americans think mail-in ballots will lead to more voter fraud (that’s 86% of Republicans and even 36% of Democrats.) Now, a new Rasmussen survey of likely voters finds that 61% think Trump should concede to Biden. That includes 84% of Democrats, 59% of Independents and 37% of Republicans.

But here’s the weird part: even though 61% think Trump should concede, 47% think it’s likely Democrats stole votes or destroyed Trump ballots to win, while 50% disagree. That means that not only do nearly half of voters not trust the election results, but as many as 14% apparently believe or suspect the election was stolen, but Trump should concede anyway.

Democrats are rushing to blame this apparent loss of faith in elections on Trump refusing to concede and making wild accusations of fraud and conspiracy. But they’re conveniently overlooking their own part in preparing the ground by spending four years making wild, unsubstantiated claims that the 2016 election was rigged by Russia and that Trump is an “illegitimate” President. They even made a party leader and celebrity out of Stacy Abrams, who has yet to concede her loss in Georgia in 2018. She’s currently leading their drive to win Georgia’s two Senate seats, even as prominent Democrats openly call for liberals to move temporarily to Georgia and commit voter fraud by voting in the runoff.

It’s not healthy for this nation to have so many people start to believe – whether that belief is accurate or not – that they can’t trust our election process. It’s like ignoring a crack in your home’s foundation. Restoring their trust is going to take both parties working to pass bipartisan reform to make our elections more secure. One top priority should be an end to the push to simply mail ballots to every name on unvetted, out-of-date voter lists, which even 39% of Democrats see as an open door to vote fraud. That’s how we treat junk mail, and ballots are not junk.

Unfortunately, as Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko points out, the House is already poised to do the exact opposite if the Democrats win the Senate. They will ram through HR 1, a bill that federalizes election laws to remove most safeguards, including banning voter ID laws and legalizing ballot harvesting. This is why it’s so vital that the Republicans win those Georgia seats so the Senate can put the brakes on incredibly irresponsible bills like these.

Now is the time to tighten election security and reassure Americans that the system works, not undermine their trust even more. Anyone who would fight even the most basic, common sense laws to insure that every vote is secure and legal is signaling a lack of concern for the disenfranchisement of legal voters and prioritizing the pursuit of their own power over the good of the nation.

DOWN-BALLOT ELECTIONS NOT GETTING THE ATTENTION THEY DESERVE

While the presidential race is spinning into surreal territory, the down ballot races are getting less attention, but they carry serious national implications as well. For instance, there was the “blue wave” that didn’t appear (Republicans were supposed to lose House seats, not retain and flip so many that they came close to retaking the majority, which AOC apparently thought they did.)

Another monumental story that’s been largely overlooked was the election results for state legislatures, where redistricting lines will be drawn that will shape the House for the next decade. Democrats were salivating over grabbing that power, but Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight.com points out that not only did Democrats not flip a single state legislative chamber, Republicans shocked them by flipping both the House and Senate in New Hampshire. Now Republicans have a huge advantage over redistricting. He wrote:

“Republicans are set to control the redistricting of 188 congressional seats — or 43 percent of the entire House of Representatives. By contrast, Democrats will control the redistricting of, at most, 73 seats, or 17 percent.”

Of course, legislators aren’t supposed to draw districts to their parties’ advantage, but it happens. That’s how we get Congressional districts that look like a chalk outline drawn around a dead centipede. When Republicans do it, it’s called “gerrymandering,” and when Democrats do it, it’s called “fairness.”


TEXAS STILL SEEING RED

Another big election story that didn’t pan out was “Texas turning blue.” At the link, “Beto” O’Rourke writes about what Democrats learned from this race and why Texans didn’t fall for what they were selling (my terminology.

As usual with liberals, he misses the point again and again. Whenever the left loses, it’s always because their “messaging” wasn’t effective enough. Having billions of dollars in both paid advertising and free friendly media to promote their economic and social policies just wasn’t enough to overcome the lies of the Republicans playing upon the fears of the poor, uneducated voters (quite a ringing endorsement for public schools, by the way.)

He cites as examples “lies” like “Biden will kill your oil and gas jobs” and “Biden will close down the economy” (two things Biden specifically said he would do, before looking at the polls and backtracking furiously.) He forgot, “Hell, yes,” the Democrats will take away your guns, which is what he famously said. I’m sure that played well in Texas.

He almost came close to getting it right when he said the national party had ignored Texas border districts and were shocked when Trump got such a high percentage of the vote there. But he misreads the reason. It’s not because the Democrats didn’t put in enough ads or outreach or canvassing. It’s because, as always, they assumed racial groups think monolithically, not as individuals. Latinos living along the border are on the front lines of suffering the negative effects of illegal immigration, including drugs and gang violence. Why would they vote for the “open borders/defund the police” party?

You’ve heard the saying, “When you ‘assume,’ you make an ‘ass’ of ‘u’ and ‘me’”? That was part of the Democrats’ problem in Texas. They assumed that all Latinos think alike and their votes belong to the Democrats by divine right. But in Texas, most Latinos are hard-working, God-fearing, law-abiding, church-going, patriotic, pro-family and pro-life. It’s not that they didn’t hear the Democrats’ message, they heard it loud and clear, found it terrifyingly radical, and rejected it. No amount of slick ads could put enough lipstick on the pig the Dems were trying to sell them.

And if you insist on putting people into categories, at least get the category right. Texas Latinos have their own proud heritage dating back to before Texas was a republic. It’s called Tejano, not Latino, and certainly not the annoying PC invention, “Latinx.” The Democrats’ leftist policies went over with them about as well as they did with Cubans in Florida.

One of my writers who lives in suburban Dallas provided a perfect example. He said the person he knows who is most adamantly opposed to illegal immigration is a lady who moved here with her husband from Mexico City. It infuriates her when illegal aliens come to them for jobs in their construction company, assuming she’ll hire them because she’s Mexican. She said she and her husband followed the laws, waited their turn, studied, took tests, paid fees and swore an oath to become Americans. She considers it an affront to her beloved adopted homeland for people to break its laws and demand the same rights they worked so hard to earn. What would the “one-size-fits-all” identity politics left make of her?

While it’s sadly true that the Democrats are making inroads in Texas, many Texans are seeing what allowing them to take over the big cities has led to and are recoiling in horror. Leftists have taken over Austin, and between the homelessness, trash, defunding the police and huge spike in violent crime, they’re turning the city’s motto from “Keep Austin Weird” to “Make Austin Unlivable.” The biggest problem Democrats have in selling their policies is not that their messaging isn’t effective enough; it’s that their policies are disastrous and anything they gain full control over, they destroy. Their biggest opponent isn't Republicans, it's reality.

“Beto” is right about one thing. He said: “People are smart. They smell a focus group-tested message, talking points derived from polls, a campaign driven by consultants, from a mile away.”

But their real problem is that there are also a lot of things about leftwing governance that people can smell from a mile away.

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  • Jerry

    11/21/2020 06:04 AM

    If the new administration takes place the global leeches cannot wait to start sucking Americans resources out of this country the energy independence We have will will slowly disappear the idea of dark winter won’t be a product of climate change but an inactment of the CCP government

  • Ken Ayers

    11/21/2020 05:27 AM

    I'm not sure why you wouldn't take a side, common sense shows there has been massive voter fraud. 75 million for biden? massive balots come in late with only biden marked, historical evidence of voter fraud in democratic strong holds...sad. please remove me from your email list. :-(

  • Sharon Faulkner

    11/21/2020 02:17 AM

    The DNC is a Blue Reich. It is time real Republicans dumped the Feds and take over STATE governments. The Feds have nothing without the States and the States can thumb their noses at DC.

  • Marion E Lovell

    11/21/2020 01:13 AM

    I get a daily email [Presidential Prayer Team] this prayer team was set up right after 911
    another prayer team on face book offer prayers for the president! And i watch the 700 club!
    i love the news on the 700 club and i love watching your show and all your information!

  • Paul Kern

    11/21/2020 12:57 AM

    Having gleaned as much real news from yours and real news apps, plus communicating with people in other states and other nations I now see out country is divided up. There is only a Communist Party versus a fractured Republican Party. Just like in ancient
    Israel we need God desperately.
    Time to call a spade a spade. Prayers for wisdom is needed. The country was set up since the Marxist and other perverted groups takeover of government, military and the religious and secular school systems. A daunting infection on our Republic that only God can stop.
    What are your ideas Mike?
    I have workedvwith many narcissistic types and took to heart a Cree Indian teacher's advice. "When in doubt pray!"

  • Rob E

    11/20/2020 11:52 PM

    I hope I'm wrong, but I get this feeling in my gut that you, Mike Huckabee, have been bought or threatened like Fox News. In your recent newsletter and YouTube video it seems like you're doing a Fox Trot about voter fraud evidence. Did someone get to you, too? Say it ain't so, Mike. I quit Fox and all sports. Do we quit Huckabee as well? Do not fear who can kill the body, but fear who can kill body and soul...only God.

  • Elgonda Brunkhorst

    11/20/2020 11:43 PM

    Psalm 3 God rescued king DVid... when Absalom attempted to steal the palace, to be next king etc.
    No conceding...
    let it get to the House being forced to vote... one rep.
    per State. And we win 34:16?. The law from years ago, used twice in country.
    OR we have elections again..only on site voting ...
    ( Israel had to do it three times after Obama sent millions to interfere against Netanyahu... ( are we dealing ??)
    Oh yes re Dominion and software glitches... and other countries involved... elections should be declared UNACCEPTABLE.
    FYI. DOMINION SOFTWARE STUFF is being used to compile the COVID NUMBERS??!! The links have been on FB
    And re the vaccines: they used fetal tissue... Astra Zeneca packaging is doing the rounds. I thought the President . Wrote an Executive order to stop use of human tissue.
    God states shedding of innocent blood brings a curse upon land.

  • Peggy Lockhart

    11/20/2020 11:38 PM

    Poles? Are you really going to quote poles? After the 2016 miss an now the 2020 embarrassment of all the polls getting it wrong, you’re going to quote polls? Just don’t go there, PLEASE!

  • Jerry Korba

    11/20/2020 11:36 PM

    The only box on the Consensus sheet needed to be checked is are you a US citizen ,people of all types voted in this election for Donald Trump. Over 73 million people believed when he made a promise he was able to keep it. Others talked and they lied or could not deliver most talked a promised however they are controlled by another so the conflict ensues and the promise is forgotten. Donald has been quiet for a bit and the country is still shocked by the elections results. The country is like young kids finding the good parents are gone and they are going to live with child molesting family down the street. This country is going to be molested again if Biden And Harris sit in the Oval office. The horrors are in full view lockdowns Speech already is under attack the strip club attendees are ok they can get the show the church's restrictions are in place the big Box stores are open the small owners stores are closed Big corporations are now in charge under this Administration and that is before they take the Oath. Get ready to live like a Socialist or tell them to pound sand. 73 million people maybe more get a bag of sand and a hammer and put that sand where the sun does not see light wear a mask it will be a new law.

  • Wesley Stevens

    11/20/2020 11:29 PM

    Are you being paid by Fox as a "contributor"? Shouldn't you divulge this is you are opining on an issue on which the Fox management has already taken a position, namely, that Trump lost. Are you being honest with yourself and others if you are not. Are you being honest with God, Pastor?

  • Mike Spears

    11/20/2020 11:24 PM

    Gov Huckabee: The Democrats have long been declaring that they intended to cheat in this election. House Bill 1 is a great example of that declaration. Although they deny cheating, right now. they are vociferously campaigning to cheat in the Georgia Senate Runoffs. I think we should believe what they say and NOT what they do. To me, it seems clear that there are lots of illegal ballots in play in the swing states. I pray that Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani know what they're doing and have a strong case to present before the courts and that the courts will listen. Vote recounts are totally useless without a thorough audit of the individual ballots. The courts need to order an audit of ALL ballots. If the majority of voters voted for Biden, we'll all have to live with the horrific consequences of the Democrats gaining power. (I hope they all clearly understood what they were voting for, but I think not.)If the majority of voters did not vote for Biden, we should keep President Trump in the White House. We also need to trust in the Lord. If his will is for Biden and the Globalists to take over, now, it likely means that the Second Coming is near.

  • Doug Morgan

    11/20/2020 11:01 PM

    Governor: I'm afraid that confidence is lost already in the integrity of our election. I'm not likely to vote in another national election. Waste of time. Socialists will win from here on. After Kamala Harris (Biden won't last over 6 months) gets through restoring the damage that Trump has done to the swamp, it will grow and become more and more corrupt and oriented toward a globalist and borderless world. Satan is at work here. Trump was standing in the way of the Satanic world government that is around the corner.