Skip to comments.Kimberley Strassel: Election 2020 -- Pelosi's top priority was remaking our electoral system. COVID helped her
Posted on 11/24/2020 6:54:20 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
The Trump campaign is pressing its case that last week’s ballot counting was off, and it will get its day in court. But if Republicans want a fuller accounting of the shenanigans, they’ll need to look much further back than Election Day. They’ll need to internalize Nancy Pelosi’s H.R. 1, and then do battle.
House Resolution 1 is the designation for the first bill unveiled in any new Congress. It’s designed to highlight the majority party’s top priority.
Instead, Mrs. Pelosi unveiled a 600-plus page bill devoted to “election reform.” Some of the legislation was aimed at weaponizing campaign-finance law, giving Democrats more power to control political speech and to intimidate opponents.
The bill would require states to offer early voting. They also would have to allow Election Day and online voter registration, diluting the accuracy of voting rolls. H.R. 1 would make states register voters automatically from government databases, including federal welfare recipients. Colleges and universities were designated as voter-registration hubs, and 16-year-olds would be registered to vote two years in advance. The bill would require “no fault” absentee ballots, allowing anyone to vote by mail, for any reason. It envisioned prepaid postage for federal absentee ballots. It would cripple most state voter-ID laws. It left in place the “ballot harvesting” rules that let paid activists canvass neighborhoods to hoover up absentee votes.
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Republicans unwilling to stop her are the problem. And now, it’s too late. Those Republicans will keep their place, get very rich, while not getting in the way of Democrats managing America’s decline.
And Mail-In Voting is here to stay. They just waited for the right crisis, and didn’t let it go to waste.
“And Mail-In Voting is here to stay. They just waited for the right crisis, and didn’t let it go to waste.”
Democrats are motivated. They are fighting the war. Republicans are cowering, looking for shelter. Gerrymandering makes many Republicans feel safe. So, they get elected, do nothing, plead overwhelming odds, and get elected again, sweet deal.
But, when this Mail-In BS came up, the Republicans didn’t fight, and we’ll all pay for this.
“Those Republicans will keep their place, get very rich, while not getting in the way of Democrats managing America’s decline.”
That is what they may think, but it won’t end up that way. Some won’t take kindly to having been screwed over once the truth comes out.
But, but, but, Loeffler and Perdue in Georgia....!!!!
This issue is so huge, it may be the fuel we need to finally implement a Convention of States to enact a Constitutional amendment.
it takes 3 to tango. The Senate let this pass and Trump signed it.
“That is what they may think, but it won’t end up that way. Some won’t take kindly to having been screwed over once the truth comes out.”
Of course there are no rules when it comes to dispatching Republicans. The Dems will be ruthless, just as the left has been throughout history. The Reps had a chance to show us they’d fight, and they uniformly cowered, whether it be buckling to mail-in voting, or refusing to fight with President Trump against the stealing of this election.
I’m afraid we are simply stuck watching.
“But, but, but, Loeffler and Perdue in Georgia....!!!!
Yeah! Right. Release the kraken while you’re at it.
“it takes 3 to tango. The Senate let this pass and Trump signed it.”
Excellent point, and I’m at a loss to explain that one.
I have come to the conclusion that the coronavirus didn’t just “help” the Left which would imply something just happened and they were beneficiaries of that happenstance.
I now believe there was a deliberate hand in this. Call me a conspiracy theorist, call me anything, but this is just too much of a “coincidence”...all of it.
I have come to the conclusion that the “Deep State” is less conspiratorially called “The Gravy Train”.
I now believe that the entire Left, and a significant portion of the Republican party is on board with this and is part of the “Gravy Train”.
There is a lot I cannot flesh out without speculation, but it does explain well the poisonous animus towards President Trump.
Republicans Are On Track To Take Back The House In 2022
fivethirtyeight.com / FR Posted on 11/23/2020, 7:08:17 PM by Conserv
Although we don’t yet know the winners of some House races, we can already look ahead to the 2022 midterms and see a fairly straightforward path for the GOP to capture the House. Midterm elections historically go well for the party that’s not in the White House, and the out-of-power party is especially likely to do well in the House, since every seat is up for election (the Senate is a more complicated story).
Since the end of World War II, the presidential party has lost an average of 27 House seats in midterm elections, as the chart below shows. No matter how many seats Democrats end up with after 2020’s election — at this point, they will probably end up somewhere in the low 220s — a loss of that magnitude would easily be enough for Republicans to retake the House.
The recent history of midterms in a Democratic president’s first term seems especially promising for the GOP, too. Following Bill Clinton’s election in 1992, Democrats lost more than 50 seats in 1994, and after Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, Democrats lost more than 60 seats. If Democrats had added five to 10 seats this year, they could have survived a 20-seat loss in the midterms. Instead, Republicans will probably need to win fewer than 10 seats to gain a slender majority in 2022.
[Related: Politics Podcast: Why Polls Were Off In 2020, And Why They Weren’t That Bad]
On top of this, Republicans could very well benefit from the new district lines that will be drawn ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. The GOP is set to fully control redistricting for about two-fifths of all House seats, while Democrats will only hold sway over one-tenth of them, with the remaining seats are in states with divided governments or where redistricting is done by a commission system.
The Republican line-drawing advantage should help the party draw favorable maps that could help the GOP win more seats than we might otherwise expect.
Another of Obama's "bright ideas"....doomed to failure. Read on.
In Massive Blow To Obama and Holder, Republicans Handily Won Virtually Almost Every House Race
Key To Redistricting for Obama's dream: a permanent Dem majority
Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | November 20 2020 | Mike LaChance / FR Posted by SmokingJoe
.....one aspect of the 2020 race is being overlooked even though it’s huge. Not only did Republicans make considerable gains in the House, that no one expected, they won most of the races that will entail redistricting. This is like a double loss for Democrats Every 10 years, after the census, congressional and state legislature districts are redrawn to account for population changes. This gives whoever is drawing the maps the power to maximize the number of districts that favor their party — a tactic known as gerrymandering. And as we wrote last month, the 2020 election represented the last chance for voters to weigh in on who would draw those maps.
Both parties went into the election with a chance to draw more congressional districts than the other, but the end result was just about the best-case scenario for Republicans. As the map below shows, 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.
How did Republicans pull that off? By winning almost every 2020 election in which control of redistricting was at stake… (Excerpt) Read more at thegatewaypundit.com ...
CIRCA 2019 Obama and Holder take on partisan gerrymandering with redistricting
Aug 27, 2019 — In one of his first public political actions since he left the White House, Obama unveiled Redistricting U on Twitter as an in-person training arm ...All On The Line, launched earlier this year, is a combination of Obama's "Organizing For Action" and former Attorney General Eric Holder's "National Redistricting Action Fund."
CIRCA 2019 Ex-President Barack Obama announced a new initiative that will help volunteers influence redistricting efforts in states across the country. "Redistricting U," an extension of his "All On The Line" campaign, will send trainers to provide free training and tools to volunteers about their state redistricting process, gather feedback on ways to improve their communities and teach them how to be leaders in the fair map movement, according to the initiative's website.
All On The Line, launched earlier this year, is a combination of "Obama's Organizing For Action" and former Attorney General "Eric Holder's National Redistricting Action Fund."
Obama said he has always believed "training is at the heart of organizing." "It's why I made it a priority in my 2008 campaign and throughout our larger movement for change in the years since," Obama said in a statement on the group's website.
He added, "The movement for fair maps will determine the course of progress on every issue we care about for the next decade. And we can't wait to begin organizing when the redistricting process starts in 2021. We need to build this movement from the ground up -- right now."
This is the latest effort by Obama to push for voting reform and fight against gerrymandering. The Obamas have long pushed for increased voter participation and fought against partisan gerrymandering.
2020 redistricting map.
“I now believe there was a deliberate hand in this. Call me a conspiracy theorist, call me anything, but this is just too much of a “coincidence”...all of it.”
Why is no one mentioning that Herr Fauci sent the Wuhan lab 3 million dollars for gain of function research?
Look no further than FR to see cowardly Repub behavior.
Satan released the pandemic so his disciples in the democrat communist parties (including the USA) could use it to their advantage and facilitate the prophesied one world government. The communists worked hand and glove with the dark forces and it appears they have the advantage. Not for long.
*** I have come to the conclusion that the “Deep State” is less conspiratorially called “The Gravy Train”. ***
I agree, but I don’t think the Deep State is a monolith. The Deep State is reasonably well organized, and well funded. Given those factors, it’s reasonable to expect the Deep State has a goal. I believe that goal is globalism. In a globalist construct, the wealthy become ultra wealthy, and secure beyond measure. In addition, there will be no wars if their is a single entity running the world. And ultimately, they can level the playing field so that all workers, everywhere, have the same standard of living. A strong America gets in the way of this, so America must be brought down.
I think there are true believers. And then there are opportunists who don’t really care, they just want to get theirs. And there are lots of combinations of the two motivations.
Globalism is like communism, it sounds great on paper, but it won’t work with actual humans.
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