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  • Joe Biden's Problem Is in the Pews

    05/19/2024 3:48:24 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 21 replies ^ | 5-19-24 | SALENA ZITO AND BRAD TODD
    To locate Joe Biden’s electoral problem, you need only to look on Sunday morning. Polling shows the mass-attending Catholic president trails Donald Trump by 10 points among those who attend religious services a few times a year or more. The score is reversed with voters who report they seldom or never attend church, with Biden leading by 10. It’s the starkest divide in the electorate – and one that political journalists rarely mention, perhaps because, as a profession, journalists are more removed from religion than the average American. Trump’s advantage with white evangelical Protestants is widely understood, but he also...
  • How Can Joe Biden Win in 2024 With This Demographic Shift?

    05/18/2024 8:50:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/18/2024 | Matt Margolis
    We've been covering Joe Biden's polling problems for months now. Aside from matchup polling, there have been multiple polls that have shown him losing support from key Democratic constituencies: young voters, Hispanic voters, and, of course, black voters. In fact, things have gotten so bad for Joe Biden with black voters that CNN is having a hard time wrapping their leftist brains around it. CNN data analyst Harry Enten, for example, couldn't hide his surprise at Trump's impressive gains among black voters compared to Biden. In what can only be described as the understatement of the year, Enten called the...
  • Arkansas Supreme Court greenlights four laws that make voting harder

    05/18/2024 6:33:53 AM PDT · by CFW · 31 replies
    ARKTimes ^ | 5/16/24 | Austin Gelder
    Surprising no one, the staunchly conservative Arkansas Supreme Court unanimously upheld four 2021 state laws that make voting in Arkansas less pleasant, less convenient and less likely to count. In an opinion issued Thursday, the seven-member court overturned former Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen’s 2022 ruling that the four laws at issue hindered the fundamental right to vote and were therefore unconstitutional. [snip] The 2021 laws the state Supreme Court upheld Thursday are: Act 973, which shortens the window to turn in absentee ballots, moving the deadline from the Monday before Election Day to the Friday before. Act 736,...
  • Tuesday’s primary election may be the most important Idaho election in recent memory

    05/18/2024 5:25:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    Idaho's Capital Sun ^ | 5/17/24 | Rod Gramer
    Every two years one hears the next election will be one of the most important ever. The truth is every election is important because it determines the laws we live under, how we are taxed, and the kind of society we live in. But it’s not an overstatement to say that Tuesday’s primary election may be the most important election in recent memory. I say that after following Idaho politics for the past five decades, first as a journalist and now as an advocate for education. With so much at stake, this election will decide whether we remain stuck in...
  • 3 Things Congress Can Do To Protect American Elections From Foreign Interference

    05/17/2024 8:44:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/17/2024 | HANS A. VON SPAKOVSKY
    While there is much states can do to protect their elections from alien interference, many of those responsibilities reside with Congress.Preserving and protecting the ability of American citizens to participate fully in our democratic system is one of the most important duties of Congress. That requires ensuring that aliens — whether they are here legally or illegally — are not unlawfully registering and voting, raising and spending money to support or oppose candidates and referenda, and distorting and diluting the representation of citizens by being included in apportionment and redistricting in federal, state, and local elections.While there is a great...
  • 'Caved to the far-left': Entrenched red state GOP incumbent loses primary after PAC hammers him on key issue (WV Senate president)

    05/16/2024 4:37:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/15/24 | Andrew Miller
    A stalwart in the West Virginia Republican Party for decades lost his primary race on Tuesday night due in part to his support of a controversial bill that critics say would provide healthcare for illegal immigrants, according to a group that actively campaigned against him. West Virginia GOP State Sen. Craig Blair, the president of the state senate who has served as a state senator since 2013 and in the legislature for years before that, lost to his primary challenger Tom Willis on Tuesday night, WV Metro News reported. Stand For Us PAC, a group that put $1 million into...
  • West Virginia GOP Senate president, doctor who opposed drawing back vaccine laws ousted in election

    05/16/2024 4:30:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    AP ^ | 5/15/24 | LEAH WILLINGHAM and JOHN RABY
    West Virginia voters ousted the Republican state Senate president on Tuesday, as well as a doctor who drew fire for breaking with his party over school vaccination policy. They were among at least eight incumbent GOP legislators who lost in the state's primary elections.
  • Galveston Voting Rights Case Could Cost Texas Democrats Seats

    05/16/2024 1:12:59 AM PDT · by CFW · 9 replies
    Texas Scorecard ^ | 5/15/24 | Erin Anderson
    A voting rights lawsuit that could cost Texas Democrats seats across all levels of government received a hearing Tuesday by the full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, known as the most conservative federal appellate court in the country. The Galveston County redistricting case is challenging how the appellate court has previously interpreted the Voting Rights Act, which was passed to protect individual minority groups but has been “twisted” for political advantage. At issue is whether Section 2 of the law requires the county to create a majority-minority district by grouping a “coalition” of black and Hispanic voters....
  • Ron DeSantis is planning to raise money for Donald Trump in Florida and Texas, AP sources say

    05/13/2024 6:22:42 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    AP ^ | Updated 8:05 PM EDT, May 13, 2024 | BY THOMAS BEAUMONT
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is planning to raise money for former President Donald Trump in the coming weeks, putting into action the commitment he made at a meeting with Trump last month to help his former rival for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, according to two people familiar with the matter. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the details have not been finalized and plans could still shift in the weeks ahead. Still, DeSantis is making calls to donors while his finance team works quickly to put together a schedule that would...
  • TODAY! Primaries in Maryland, Nebraska and West Virginia

    05/14/2024 5:17:04 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    GO VOTE!! Hope to remove Don Bacon from the Congress!
  • In W. Va. primary, establishment candidates for governor highlight culture war issues

    05/14/2024 5:12:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | 5/1324 | Randy Yohe
    With incumbent Gov. Jim Justice reaching his term limit and running for the U.S. Senate, a field of Republicans is competing to replace him in a primary Tuesday. While they address issues specific to the mountain state, like the future of coal productionand low school scores, the national debate over transgender rights is filling many of their campaign ads. "Fairy tales aren't facts, a boy is not a girl," says an ad for candidate Chris Miller. "I'm fighting to make sure that girls are never forced to play sports with guys," says one from candidate and current Attorney General Patrick...
  • The Nebraska GOP is rejecting all Republican congressional incumbents in Tuesday's primary election (today!)

    05/14/2024 5:10:09 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 5/13/24 | MARGERY A. BECK
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — In one of the most closely watched congressional races this year, U.S. Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska is looking to defeat a fellow Republican in Tuesday's primary election in his quest for reelection. He'll have to do it without the support of the state Republican Party, which has endorsed his primary challenger. Bacon, whose district includes the state's largest city of Omaha, isn't the only one being snubbed. The Nebraska GOP, which was taken over by those loyal to former President Donald Trump during a contentious state convention in 2022, has refused to endorse any of...
  • Biden’s polling denial: Why he doesn't believe he's behind

    05/14/2024 1:52:24 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 105 replies
    Axios via MSN ^ | 14 May 24 | Hans Nichols
    President Biden doesn't believe his bad poll numbers, and neither do many of his closest advisers, according to people familiar with the matter. Why it matters: The dismissiveness of the poor polling is sincere, not public spin, according to Democrats who have spoken privately with the president and his team. That bedrock belief has informed Biden's largely steady-as-she-goes campaign — even as many Democrats outside the White House are agitating for the campaign to change direction, given that Biden is polling well behind where he was four years ago. The public polling simply doesn't reflect the president's support, they say....
  • Study: 10% to 27% of Non-Citizens Are Illegally Registered to Vote

    05/13/2024 11:20:30 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 13 replies
    Just Facts ^ | May 13, 2024 | James D. Agresti
    Based on the latest available data and an enhanced version of a stress-tested methodology from a scholarly journal, a new study by Just Facts has found that about 10% to 27% of non-citizen adults in the U.S. are now illegally registered to vote. The U.S. Census recorded more than 19 million adult non-citizens living in the U.S. during 2022. Given their voter registration rates, this means that about two million to five million of them are illegally registered to vote. These figures are potentially high enough to overturn the will of the American people in major elections, including congressional seats...
  • TOMORROW! Primaries in Maryland, Nebraska and West Virginia

    05/13/2024 4:25:40 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    If you live in these states GO VOTE! Let's take out Don Bacon in Nebraska! And I'd like to see Mooney win over Justice in West Virginia, but it likely won't happen since Trump endorsed Justice. We'll see.
  • Monster Mash-up

    05/13/2024 7:10:41 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies ^ | 13 May, 2024 | James Howard Kunstler
    “My take is that the US is incredibly unstable right now, and could go in almost any imaginable direction between now and the election, as well as some unimaginable ones.” —John Michael Greer. Did you notice that it took just a little bit of internal chaos to alert the Party of Chaos that maybe chaos wasn’t the greatest thing to be the party of? Something went awry the past two weeks when thousands of creamy coeds on every campus across America donned the keffiyeh and, in effect, demanded submission to history’s most notorious misogynist cult. It struck a most cacophonous...
  • Spies Wanted: Campaign Workshop Production Associate

    05/13/2024 5:48:13 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 12 replies
    Anyone free for some undercover work? I received this job posting in my email, and thought it would be pretty interesting if some folks looking to be an 'influencer' in this election cycle. Makes you kinda wonder what kind of screening they actually do. But think about it folks. This the way the other side does things. Enjoy. Production Associate for the Election Cycle (FT/Temp/100% Remote)The Campaign Workshop • Full-time and Temp work • Remote (United States) • $54k - $65k / year • 1d agoProduction Associate for the Election Cycle at The Campaign WorkshopWho We AreThe Campaign Workshop is...
  • Election deniers: West Virginia voters must pick from GOP candidates who still dispute 2020 outcome

    05/13/2024 3:20:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — When West Virginia Republicans vote in Tuesday's primary, they will have a hard time finding a major candidate on the ballot in any statewide race who openly acknowledges that President Joe Biden won the 2020 election. Embracing or skirting the line on election denialism has become an unspoken checkoff among Republicans running for governor and Congress in one of the states most loyal to former President Donald Trump. What is spoken — almost constantly — is praise for the party's presumptive White House nominee from a slate of candidates that includes a convicted Jan. 6 insurrectionist...
  • Trump endorses Christine Serrano Glassner in New Jersey's heavily-watched US Senate race

    05/13/2024 3:09:48 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    Just The News ^ | 5/12/24 | Madeleine Hubbard
    Former President Donald Trump announced he is endorsing Christine Serrano Glassner in her bid to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate amid a heavily-watched race for the seat of incumbent Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. "She’s a fantastic woman," Trump said about Serrano Glassner, mayor of Mendham Borough, during a New Jersey rally on Saturday. "I’m giving her my complete and total endorsement." His endorsement comes less than a month before the state is scheduled to hold its Republican Senate primary. Trump also said Serrano Glassner's GOP opponent Curtis Bashaw is a supporter of New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie,...
  • The Making of a Banana Republic

    05/11/2024 2:47:13 AM PDT · by CFW · 35 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 5/10/24 | Josh Hammer
    It is a presidential election year and a leading candidate for president of the United States, who also happens to be a former president of the US, is currently a criminal defendant chained to a dingy courtroom four days of the week -- time that he should be spending interacting with voters out on the campaign trail. That's terrible. But it's only the beginning. The daughter of the presiding judge is a professional political operative for the presidential candidate's opposition party, and the candidate himself is subject to an over-inclusive and unconstitutional gag order. The George Soros-funded district attorney, who...