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  • President Donald J. Trump’s Letter to the Governor of Illinois and Mayor of Chicago

    06/27/2020 5:47:25 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 23 replies
    The White House ^ | June 26, 2020 | Donald J. Trump
    Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot: I write to you today to call your attention to and urge action on the devastating violence in Chicago. I have been horrified by the continued violence in this great American city. The American people (hardworking taxpayers) send you millions of dollars in Federal funding each year to support public safety in Chicago. In 2018 and 2019, Chicago benefited from $136 million in funding from the Urban Area Security Initiative Grant Program, and another $68 million was recently announced for Chicago from this important program. The Department of Justice awarded and is in the process...
  • Action Alert: Stop [NM] Dems’ automatic mail-in ballot amendment that may open door to fraud (New Mexico special legislative session)

    06/19/2020 10:32:33 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    Pinon Post ^ | June 19, 2020 | John Block
    🚨DEMOCRATS MAY BE TRYING TO STEAL OUR ELECTIONS AND YOUR HELP IS URGENTLY REQUESTED🚨 It was announced that the Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s bill (SB-4) to force through an all mail-in ballot election in 2020 would only get one committee assignment and it would be on the fast-track thanks to the Democrats’ dark-room deals and closed-off Legislative Session from the public. The Senate Rules Committee added a critical amendment to the bill redacting language forcing through the dangerous option for county clerks to automatically send absentee ballots to every voter in their county — stopping language that may have opened...
  • Now would be a good time...

    06/09/2020 10:50:55 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 3 replies
    self | jimjohn
    So much to say... 2 full essays I have written became virtually obsolete before being proof-read. Also very busy working these days. But though I would just jump in and say that NOW would be a good time to: * To contact your local Worship Leader to see if they are having service this Sunday. * Having a *private* (very private) meeting with your local law enforcement. Perhaps they could use some "support". (perfect window of opportunity, folks) * Or if their plans are just to surrender, a heads up would be nice, as there may be a need to...
  • Trump To GOP: Find Another Convention Venue After Gov. Cooper Balked At “Full” Event; "He's Still In Shelter-In-Place Mode"

    06/03/2020 6:19:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Gotta say, I’d have had more sympathy for Roy Cooper in this situation two weeks ago. That would have been before the same people who scolded Republicans and conservatives who wanted to reopen the public square and demonstrate for those policies suddenly thought squeezing several thousand people into streets for demonstrations for a week on end was no problem at all. Political speech takes precedence over commerce, they have argued — so why does that not apply to a full political convention in August?North Carolina’s Democratic governor apparently thinks some political speech requires more planning than others: Governor Roy...
  • The Art of the Grift

    05/27/2020 7:08:08 PM PDT · by Habanero · 2 replies
    Idaho Conservatives ^ | 5/27/2020 | Jennifer Ellis
    The Dorr Brothers and their impact on Idaho.
  • How Democrats Lost a House Seat in California

    05/18/2020 5:58:16 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 29 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | 5-18-2020 | Alexander Sammon
    No matter how you slice it, what happened in last week’s special election for California’s 25th Congressional District was not good for Democrats. In resounding fashion, Democratic hopeful Christy Smith, a state assemblywoman from Santa Clarita, was beaten by Republican defense industry executive Mike Garcia. While ballots are still being counted in what was an almost all-mail-in election, recent tallies had Garcia, a Trump endorsee, trouncing Smith by a double-digit margin .... Smith conceded quickly. There are the coronavirus caveats. Stay-at-home orders meant low turnout, which favored Garcia: older, whiter, and more-affluent voters tend to vote by mail already and...
  • [Virginia] Fairfax County Republican Convention: filing deadline Sat @ Noon - file now

    02/20/2020 11:03:39 AM PST · by thoughtomator · 1 replies
    Fairfax County Republican Committee ^ | 2/20 | Fairfax County Republican Committee
    FAIRFAX COUNTY REPUBLICAN CONVENTION (See the Official Call for the FCRC Convention HERE)WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2020. Registration starts at 8:00 AM and the Convention will be called to order at 9:00 AM.WHERE: W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031FILINGS FOR DELEGATE AND COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP:  Candidates for Delegate to the Fairfax County Republican Convention, a Congressional District Convention, or the State Convention, or for Membership in the Fairfax County Republican Committee, or for any combination of the foregoing categories, and Military Members desiring to serve as delegates to the County, Congressional District, or State Conventions, or to become...
  • Mark Meuser : The California Secretary of State moves to dismiss our case claiming that it has no obligation to ensure that only citizens are registered to vote.

    12/18/2019 4:35:42 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 24 replies ^ | Dec 18, 2019 | Mark Meuser
    Youtube Video, follow the link. This guy says the CA Sec. of State, claims to have no obligation to ensure voters are citizens.
  • 1 year before U.S. election, support for Trump appearing to hold

    11/01/2019 12:01:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Kyodo News ^ | November 1, 2019 | Miya Tanaka
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- With about a year to go before the U.S. presidential election, Roy Mikolaj, a 53-year-old resident of the U.S. Midwest state of Ohio, already knows who will have his support in 2020 -- Donald Trump. Mikolaj is a registered Democrat. But in the previous election in 2016, he was one of the workers in the declining industrial area known as the "Rust Belt" who voted for Trump, a trend that propelled the Republican nominee to the White House after he campaigned to bring jobs back from U.S. trade partners such as China, Japan and Mexico. Following Trump's...
  • The states that will decide the 2020 election oppose impeaching President Trump

    11/01/2019 7:02:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Brookings Institute ^ | November 1, 2019 | William A. Galston
    By a plurality of 48 to 44%, according to the latest poll averages, Americans favor impeaching President Trump and removing him from office. But, as we know, presidential elections are made in the electoral college on a state-by-state basis and senators are elected in this manner as well, which is why it is important to look at public opinion by state. According to a just-released New York Times/Siena College poll, sentiment in the swing states that will determine the winner of the 2020 presidential election differs from the national averages. Like other Americans, voters in these states support an impeachment...
  • We now know exactly how Donald Trump is going to try to get reelected

    10/31/2019 6:49:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 31, 2019 | Chris Cillizza, Editor-at-large
    During Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night, President Donald Trump's campaign launched a seven-figure national ad buy -- a 30-second commercial touting his first-term accomplishments on terrorism, the economy and immigration. But the real key to the ad -- and the bit that you need to pay very close attention to -- comes in the final moments of the commercial, when the narrator says this: "He's no Mr. Nice Guy. But sometimes it takes a Donald Trump to change Washington." Those two sentences are hugely telling when it comes to understanding how Trump (and his campaign) are...
  • Democratic primary voters think only three candidates could beat Trump

    10/29/2019 2:19:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Business Insider India ^ | October 30, 2019 | Grace Panetta
    A year out from the 2020 general election, most Democrats are currently pessimistic about most of the candidates' abilities to defeat President Donald Trump, Insider polling shows. Out of seven weekly polls conducted over two months between mid-August and mid-October, there are just three candidates that more Democrats think would beat Trump than lose to Trump. Across the polls, 66% of Democratic respondents believed former Vice President Joe Biden could beat Trump, 54% believed Sen. Elizabeth Warren would beat Trump, and 49% believed Sen. Bernie Sanders would be able to defeat Trump. Biden and his team, in particular, have been...
  • Trump’s 2016 campaign was run on a shoestring. His reelection machine is huge...

    10/27/2019 6:21:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 8, 2019 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Anu Narayanswamy, The Washington Post
    Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2015 had no pollster, rapid-response team or fundraiser. A bare-bones staff fueled by pizza and energy drinks toiled in a makeshift office at Trump Tower. His opponents vastly outspent him - and lost. But as president, Trump's campaign machine has dramatically escalated, powered by a historically large war chest of donations large and small that has given him a head start over the eventual Democratic nominee. At this point in the last election, Trump's campaign employed 19 consultants. Now, there are more than 200. When Trump had all but locked up the nomination by May...
  • Trump has commanding fund-raising advantage

    10/26/2019 6:47:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Tribune-Democrat ^ | October 26, 2019 | John Finnerty, CNHI State Reporter
    President Donald Trump has been building a commanding fund-raising lead nationally for the 2020 presidential campaign. That trend is mirrored in rural Pennsylvania, where the president received more in campaign contributions than the four leading Democrats combined. Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee raised $125 million in the third quarter of the year, a presidential fundraising record, according to the Associated Press The Trump campaign said that it has raised more than $308 million in 2019. “The power of incumbency is a major, major advantage,” said Chris Borick, a political science professor at Muhlenberg College. Trump “is following...
  • Castro, O’Rourke, and Sanders Take Stage at LULAC Presidential Town Hall

    10/25/2019 9:37:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Spectrum News ^ | October 25, 2019 | Annette Garcia
    DES MOINES -- Julian Castro, Beto O’Rourke and Bernie Sanders took to that stage at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines Thursday night for a town hall hosted by The League of United Latin American Citizens. Hundreds of Latinos attended Bernie Sanders got loudest crowd reaction Julian Castro impressed some with immigration knowledge It was an opportunity for not only the moderators--including Spectrum News’s own Annette Gracia--but the audience to ask questions. The candidates were surrounded by hundreds of Latinos ready to cheer on their favorites. “Should we make public colleges and universities tuition free? Yes. Well you know...
  • As Trump pulls out of Syria, his voters are following along. That’s ominous.

    10/25/2019 2:59:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 25, 2019 | Greg Sargent
    A new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds a sharp rise in the percentage of Trump voters who do not think the U.S. bears responsibility to do anything about the fighting in Syria. Apparently, President Trump’s pullout -- which has created an unfolding disaster there, including the threat of a reconstituted Islamic State -- may be driving Trump voters away from any sense of responsibility for that region. Which raises a question: What will happen to the GOP in the After Trump era? Will it become a more nationalist party, along the lines of the “America first” vision that Trump has been articulating...
  • Trump 2020 targeting Hispanic vote in nontraditional places

    10/25/2019 2:06:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Iron Mountain Daily News ^ | October 25, 2019 | Will Weissert, The Associated Press
    YORK, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is making contrarian appeals in the most unusual places, trying to win over Hispanic voters in states not known for them, like Pennsylvania. His second campaign, far better financed and organized than his first, is pressing every potential tactical advantage, including trying to capture even small slivers of the Hispanic vote, hoping it adds up to the narrowest of winning margins. “I think that you win campaigns with what we call ‘tajaditos.’ Little bits. You have to have a little bit of this and a little bit of that,” said Bertica...
  • The Democrats Are Blowing This Election

    10/25/2019 1:40:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 4, 2019 | Yascha Mounk
    To defeat Trump, the Democratic presidential nominee will have to do more than turn out the base. A theory for how to win the 2020 presidential election has quickly become conventional wisdom among Democratic campaign strategists and many prominent pundits. It goes like this: The country has become so polarized that swing voters barely exist anymore. Elections are now decided by which side better manages to mobilize its base. So Democrats need to stop worrying about winning over moderates—and confidently move to the left. Proponents of this “progressive mobilization theory” can point to a few important pieces of evidence. Plenty...
  • ‘It’s too much’: Democrats shudder at Trump’s money machine

    10/23/2019 8:47:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 21, 2019 | David Siders, Maggie Severns and Natasha Korecki
    Democrats are increasingly worried by the spending chasm between the two sides — and its implications for 2020. Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee have raised more than $300 million this year for his reelection — more than any other sitting president in history at this point in the campaign. Trump has nearly twice as much cash on hand — $158 million, between his campaign account and the RNC — as Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee had at this time in his successful re-election run. Already this year, Trump’s campaign operation has spent close to $23 million...
  • UPDATED: Pro-Trump rally set for Friday in Glens Falls (New York State)

    10/23/2019 9:00:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Post-Star ^ | October 22, 2019 | Staff
    GLENS FALLS — The Friends who Support President Trump group will hold a rally on Friday. The event will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. outside the office of U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, located at 5 Warren St. in Glens Falls. People are asked to bring flags, signs or banners to show support for the president. The rally was previously planned to take place at the intersection of Route 29 and Route 4 in Schuylerville.