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  • Republicans, It’s Time To Get Your Act Together On Early And Mail-In Voting

    01/24/2023 9:06:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/24/2023 | Scott R. Pressler
    The Republican Party must mobilize a national early and mail-in voting strategy in key states to be competitive in 2024.For months leading up to the 2022 midterm election, pundits with crystal balls emphatically declared, “The red wave is coming!” To their credit, a perfect storm was brewing: The party out of power historically performs well during a midterm. President Joe Biden’s approval rating was underwater, and working-class families were suffering from the highest inflation rate in more than 40 years. Nonetheless, Republicans only won a narrow majority in the House and lost a Senate seat in Pennsylvania. What turned the...
  • Alabama GOP won’t support Ronna McDaniel as party’s national chair

    01/10/2023 6:00:31 AM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies ^ | Published: Jan. 09, 2023, 3:19 p.m. | By Mike Cason
    The steering committee of the Alabama Republican Party issued a statement of no confidence in Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel and said it would not support her reelection for the position. The RNC is scheduled to elect its next chair at a meeting in February. McDaniel, former leader of the Republican Party in Michigan, has been RNC chair since 2017, when she became the second woman elected to the position. Harmeet Dhillon, an attorney from California, is challenging McDaniel for chair. The Alabama Republican Party steering committee, a 21-member panel, is the main governing body for the state GOP....
  • Black support for GOP ticked up in this year’s midterms

    12/30/2022 10:11:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 31, 2022 | Ayanna Alexander and Gary Fields
    Black voters have been a steady foundation for Democratic candidates for decades, but that support appeared to show a few cracks in this year’s elections. Republican candidates were backed by 14% of black voters, compared with 8% in the last midterm elections four years ago, according to AP VoteCast, an extensive national survey of the electorate. In Georgia, Republican Gov. Brian Kemp more than doubled his support among black voters to 12% in 2022 compared with 5% four years ago, according to VoteCast. He defeated Democrat Stacey Abrams both times. If that boost can be sustained, Democrats could face headwinds...
  • The Red Wave That Wasn’t

    12/13/2022 12:24:45 PM PST · by absalom01 · 73 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | December 12, 2022 | Bradley Devlin
    Republican voters did their part. When one accumulates the popular vote for House races across the country, Republicans won by three percentage points—a margin that was once just under five points but narrowed as votes from deep-blue districts trickled in over weeks after Election Day. That kind of turnout for Republicans “would normally translate into GOP gains of 20-30 seats,” according to the Cook Political Report. But Republicans have as of early December netted only eight seats, bringing their total in the House to 220. At most, Republicans will hold 222. In races that seemed to be easy flips, Republicans...
  • Adams set to unveil sweeping plan to speed up development amid housing crunch

    12/10/2022 7:09:14 AM PST · by millenial4freedom · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/08/22 | Sally Goldenberg
    Mayor Eric Adams has focused much of his energy on public safety, as other crises receiving less attention have deepened. Now, as his first year in office draws to a close, Adams is ready to take aim at one of the largest problems escalating across the city: An acute housing shortage that has driven up the cost of renting and buying a home. Adams plans to announce as early as Thursday a set of over 100 reforms designed to ease development by minimizing regulations, modernizing arcane rules and trimming costs for builders, according to a summary of the proposals obtained...
  • Democrats will continue stealing elections forever. There should be a referendum for secession in red states so people can regain their freedom and democracy

    11/23/2022 4:31:46 AM PST · by Ezequiel Doiny · 33 replies
    Democrats will continue stealing elections forever. There should be a referendum for secession in red states so people can regain their freedom and democracy By Ezequiel Doiny In the article below I describe the globalist's strategy to impose Marxism in America. But Marxists are not only trying to seize power in America, they want to impose a "Great Reset" worldwide. Since they can't be democratically elected,Marxists have been corrupting democracies around the World by disrupting the electoral process. Mexico, Brazil, Israel and the US are some examples. BRAZIL On November 17, 2022 the Gateway Pundit reported "Civil War Looms...
  • Craig Huey Voter Guide For CA, TN and Judges Nationwide Vote For – Not Against – Your Values

    11/08/2022 3:18:06 PM PST · by PrayAndVoteConservesInLibsOut · 10 replies
    Special Election Report | November 7 2022 | Craig Huey
    #1: Don’t Forget to Vote Tuesday, November 8, 2022 – Using our Voter Guide! If you have not voted yet, do so on Tuesday. You can access our voter guide by going to Look for this: California Voter Guide Tennessee Voter Guide Judges Nationwide All judicial records nationwide are available on
  • Unearthed videos provide additional evidence of Ellison’s ‘anti-cop’ record (MN AG)

    11/03/2022 8:04:51 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 2 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 11/03/22 | Evan Stambaugh
    Video from the mid-1990s has surfaced showing Keith Ellison doubting the legal culpability of a convicted cop killer. Power Line’s Scott Johnson recently posted unearthed footage from a November 1996 panel discussion Ellison participated in regarding the death penalty. Working as an attorney at the time, Ellison claimed the death penalty was one of several “racially biased” institutions that disproportionately affect black Americans and “oppressed nationalities.” He cited the example of Mumia Abu-Jamal, a black man who was sentenced to death in 1982 for the first-degree murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. Despite the guilty conviction, Ellison claimed without...
  • Walz under fire for touting Ventura endorsement

    10/28/2022 1:09:42 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 11 replies
    AlphaNews ^ | 10/28/22 | Anthony Gockowski
    Gov. Tim Walz is under fire for accepting the endorsement of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, who has promoted conspiracy theories about the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Walz called it an “honor” to be endorsed by the former one-term governor and thanked him for “taking the unprecedented step” of supporting his campaign. “I can’t stand with anyone or any party who cannot condemn the Jan. 6 insurrection,” Ventura said in his endorsement. “And now, women’s rights are under attack across this country.” Minnesota GOP Chairman David Hann, a Vietnam veteran like Ventura, said he was “appalled” that the governor would “seek...
  • Candidate says white people who quote MLK are ‘trying to uphold white supremacy’ (MN)

    10/22/2022 10:43:05 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 55 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 10/22/22 | Sheila Qualls
    Centennial School Board candidate Jessica Schwinn suggested white people who quote Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are racist and accused them of advocating for white supremacy. Schwinn called a “family meeting” in an undated TikTok video to reprimand white people, calling them racist and uninformed. They are “upholding” white supremacy, she said. Schwinn is running for school board with a slate of candidates calling themselves “4Centennial,” which includes Andrew Meyer, Laura Gannon, and Kara Schmitz. The Centennial School District encompasses Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Lexington, and Lino Lakes. The text introducing the video reads: “ATTN: white people: Family meeting time....
  • Fourth Minnesota county issues incorrect ballots

    10/21/2022 10:45:54 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 10/20/22 | Evan Stambaugh
    Another county in the state of Minnesota has sent voters erroneous ballots, bringing the total number of affected counties to four. In a filing with the Minnesota Supreme Court last Friday, Murray County Auditor-Treasurer Heidi Winter cited a “clerical error” as the reason why midterm general election ballots were distributed with outdated district numbers for the Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives races. Due to redistricting, Murray County’s state Senate and House district numbers were changed from 22 and 22A to 21 and 21A. But the ballots sent to voters were still printed with 22 and 22A. The filing states...
  • WCCO wants evidence Ellison is ‘anti-cop.’ Here it is (MN AG)

    10/21/2022 10:12:23 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 2 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 10/21/22 | Anthony Gockowski
    WCCO claims to be lacking evidence that Attorney General Keith Ellison is “anti-cop,” as a Republican Attorneys General Association ad has it. The station ran a fact-check on the ad Monday, asking for “more specifics” on the “serious accusations” that Ellison has been “anti-cop forever” and “supports convicts.” In the article, University of Minnesota professor Larry Jacobs, without specifying, said “some” of the “claims” in the ad are “outright wrong.” Much of this information on Ellison has been discussed in the past. Power Line’s Scott Johnson has been writing about Ellison’s early life on and off for the past 15...
  • Libertarian candidate Bedonie: GOP’s Ronchetti ‘cannot win with me in the way’ (New Mexico)

    10/18/2022 10:11:37 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 33 replies
    The Piñon Post ^ | October 17, 2022 | Piñon Post staff
    On Sunday night, a video began circulating showing a Republican-turned-Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Karen Bedonie saying her Republican rival Mark Ronchetti “cannot win” with her in the race. Both are running to unseat Democrat first-term Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. In the video shared on Twitter, Bedonie says, “The only comfort I find in this race is that man (Ronchetti) cannot win with me in the way. That man cannot win this race. He will never be governor as long as I am alive and well and in this race. The snippet appears to be taken from a previous live stream Bedonie...
  • Soft-on-crime Soros family gave max donations to Keith Ellison

    10/12/2022 1:17:17 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 10/12/22 | Evan Stambaugh
    Since 2018 two prominent members of the Soros family have donated thousands of dollars to help Keith Ellison become or remain Minnesota’s attorney general. According to a campaign finance disclosure, George Soros and his son Alexander each gave Ellison’s 2022 reelection campaign $2,500 in October of last year. Ellison appears to be one of the only individual candidates in Minnesota to whom the Soros’ have personally donated money. Aside from Ellison’s campaign itself, Alexander Soros gave a whopping $100,000 to the People’s Lawyer PAC in June 2018. Per the Washington Free Beacon, the People’s Lawyer PAC was an independent expenditure...
  • State rep deletes tweet saying she supports abortion because motherhood is hard (MN)

    10/12/2022 12:37:06 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 10/12/22 | Evan Stambaugh
    A Democrat state representative with children deleted a tweet saying abortion should be legal because being a mother is difficult. Rep. Liz Boldon, a mother of three children who serves the Rochester area in the Minnesota House of Representatives, tweeted Sunday morning that motherhood is the “hardest job” she’ll “ever have” and added that “no one should be forced to be a parent.” “Being a mom is the hardest job I’ll ever have. No one should be forced to be a parent. #AbortionIsHealthcare,” she said. Boldon deleted the tweet after receiving significant backlash, but not before others took screenshots of...
  • Pro-shutdown teachers union gives $1.9 million to Minnesota Democrats

    10/08/2022 9:39:35 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 10/08/22 | Anthony Gockowski
    Minnesota’s teachers union, one of Gov. Tim Walz’s top political allies, has donated nearly $2 million to state Democrats so far this election cycle. According to new campaign finance reports, Education Minnesota’s political action committee gifted $513,000 each to the House and Senate DFL caucuses, and another $900,000 to the DFL State Central Committee, for a total of $1.9 million. All of the donations were made in August and September. Emails previously obtained by Alpha News show the union was given inside access to the Walz administration throughout the pandemic and its president, Denise Specht, had a close working relationship...
  • DFL candidate defends rioting, supports ‘abolishing’ police

    10/05/2022 12:11:29 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 23 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 10/05/22 | Anthony Gockowski
    A DFL candidate who has the support of some of the party’s top officials wants to abolish the police and defended rioting during a June speech. Leigh Finke won the DFL nomination for House District 66A in August and will likely win November’s election in the solidly-blue district. Finke, who is transgender, previously worked for the ACLU, authored a guide for “LGBTQ+ Christian teens,” served on the Stonewall DFL board, and produced a documentary called “White Savior,” which explores “racism in the American church.” Finke repeatedly called for abolishing the police throughout 2021, according to Facebook screenshots provided to Alpha...
  • Self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders to hold rallies for Keith Ellison

    10/04/2022 12:46:43 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 10 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 10/04/22 | Anthony Gockowski
    One of America’s most far-left politicians will be coming to Minnesota later this week to campaign for Attorney General Keith Ellison. Self-proclaimed democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, an Independent who has twice ran for the Democratic presidential nomination, will make campaign stops in Duluth, Rochester, and Minneapolis with Ellison on Thursday and Friday. “I’m proud to support Keith Ellison’s grassroots campaign for reelection. As the people’s lawyer in Minnesota, he fights every day for the working class,” Sanders said. Known for his criticisms of “millionaires and billionaires,” it was revealed in 2019 that Sanders himself became a millionaire after his...
  • Walz changes story 3 times on when he knew about Feeding Our Future fraud (MN)

    10/01/2022 11:48:54 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 8 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 10/1/22 | Anthony Gockowski
    Gov. Tim Walz was first alerted to Feeding Our Future’s suspicious activity in April or May 2020, or possibly the summer of 2020, and maybe even November 2020. That’s the story he and his office gave the Minnesota Reformer in an article published Friday. Officials with the Minnesota Department of Education told a Senate committee earlier this year they first detected the fraud scheme a month after it began, which U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said was April 2020. Luger’s office charged 49 people last week for allegedly defrauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Federal Nutrition Programs of $250 million intended...
  • Ramsey County issues 1,000 absentee ballots with dead candidate’s name (MN)

    09/28/2022 11:55:30 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 32 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 9/28/22 | Anthony Gockowski
    Ramsey County election officials have sent more than 1,000 St. Paul voters absentee ballots with a deceased candidate’s name on them. The country attributed the mistake to a “clerical error” in a press release Tuesday. As of Monday night, the county said 1,077 ballots listing Beverly Peterson as the Republican candidate for House District 67A were sent to voters. According to a Supreme Court filing, Peterson died at the beginning of August and was replaced by Scott Hesselgrave as the GOP nominee. Officials said the Ramsey County Elections Office was notified by the Minnesota secretary of state on Aug. 29...