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  • Trump-Backed Candidate Wins House Special Election in California, Adding to GOP's Majority

    05/23/2024 8:15:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Western Journal ^ | May 22, 2024 | George C. Upper III
    California Assemblyman Vince Fong appears to have handily won California’s special election yesterday, bringing the Republican Party’s slim majority in the House up to five. With 87 percent of the votes in, The New York Times had Fong up over opponent and fellow Republican Mike Boudreaux 60.2 to 39.8, making it essentially impossible for Boudreaux to win unless something happens to change that math. Fong won the special election to replace former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who resigned at the end of 2023 after being ousted from the speakership and endorsed Fong in the race. ... Fong had also been...
  • Democrat Tim Kennedy wins New York special election to replace ex-Rep. Brian Higgins

    05/01/2024 6:30:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/30/2024 | Victor Nava
    Democratic Buffalo state Sen. Tim Kennedy defeated Republican West Seneca Supervisor Gary Dickson in Tuesday’s New York special election to replace longtime former Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY). Kennedy jumped out to a massive 78.4%-21.6% lead over Dickson when the Associated Press projected it to go in his favor, at 9:17 p.m. “We did it. We did it as a COMMUNITY,” Kennedy wrote on X. “Because that’s what this was all about since Day One. And that’s what it will always be about.” “I’m honored. I’m humbled. I’m ready to get to Washington and get to work,” he added.
  • MOVEMENT BUILDS to Urge Rep. Mike Gallagher to Resign Before April 9 to Spur Special Election – Or Seat Will Be Left Open Until January!…MTG Leads the Charge!

    03/24/2024 10:29:15 AM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 40 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 24, 2024 | Jim Hoft
    RINO Representative Mike Gallagher (WI) announced on Friday he will exit the House as early as next month. Gallagher, who is currently serving as the chairman of the Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, last month announced that he will not seek reelection. Instead of serving out the rest of his term, Gallagher will retire early leaving the GOP with a one-vote majority! But it’s worse than that. Gallagher announced he will leave in mid-April. If Gallagher would have left before April 9th he would have triggered a special election in his district. Because he is leaving after April...
  • The Democrats’ Biggest Expert Accusing Republicans of Russian Trolling Was a Russian Troll

    12/30/2018 6:36:24 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 26 replies
    FrontPage ^ | December 31, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Democrats’ Biggest Expert Accusing Republicans of Russian Trolling Was a Russian Troll They invented the Russian conspiracy, then they faked the crimes. December 31, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. When the Democrats and the media wanted to prove that Russian trolls were everywhere, and supporting Republicans, they turned to Jonathon Morgan and Renee DiResta. Morgan and DiResta had originally been part of Obama’s futile effort to fight ISIS on social media, before discovering a much more lucrative...
  • Maricopa All Over Again: Ohio Special Election Plagued With Voting Machine Failures

    08/08/2023 5:14:05 PM PDT · by CFW · 39 replies
    Liberty Daily ^ | 8/8/23 | J.D. Rucker
    Stop me if you’ve heard this one. Voters go to their polling place to cast their ballots. They’re informed that the machines are jamming, but don’t worry because they can either leave their ballots in a special box or void their ballots and come back later. #BREAKING: ALL ballot scanners are down & not working at Cuyahoga Falls polling location. Voters & workers frustrated. Ballots either placed in orange bag & scanned later OR can void ballot & come back later. Stay with @WEWS #Issue1 #OhioIssue1 #OhioElection #SpecialElection pic.twitter.com/2DD9Jd43rg — Mike Holden (@MikeHoldenNews) August 8, 2023 It’s not Maricopa County,...
  • OHIO - Special Election vote Aug 8. Vote yes on issue 1. IMPORTANT

    07/23/2023 3:53:24 PM PDT · by Moe-Patrick · 10 replies
    Center Square ^ | 7/11/23 | J.D. Davidson
    Please vote YES on issue 1. This is so important that dems are running ads to get their people to vote no. Tell your neighbors, friends and social media about this special election. Thank you. Voting begins today on a proposed amendment that could make it more difficult for citizens to change Ohio’s constitution. Early voting continues through Aug. 6 for the Aug. 8 special election the legislature set after the Republican-led effort passed a 60-vote threshold by only two votes in the House. Gov. Mike DeWine recently signed included $15 million to cover the cost of the single-issue election....
  • Fetterman Rumored Brain-Dead as Dems Attempt to Avoid Special Election

    02/26/2023 2:03:20 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 61 replies
    headlineusa.com ^ | 2/26/23 | Ben Sellers
    Fetterman Rumored Brain-Dead as Dems Attempt to Avoid Special Election Viral tweet has received more than a million views and 18,000 likes as of Saturday night... (Ben Sellers, Headline USA) A viral tweet from John Cardillo, a former NYPD officer turned conservative radio host and social-media influencer, called for an investigation into whether Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., may be clinically brain dead as Democrats engage in a cover-up to avoid a special election before August. John Cardillo @johncardillo Being told that Fetterman is essentially brain dead and it’s being hidden because keeping him in office until August 18th avoids a...
  • US Rep. Hagedorn dies at age 59 (Minnesota 1st District)

    02/18/2022 6:56:38 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 25 replies
    KSTP-TV (ABC Affiliate in Minneapolis-St. Paul) ^ | 2/18/22 | Rebecca Omastiak - Staff Reporter
    U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn. 1st District, has died. Hagedorn’s wife and former GOP chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan confirmed the news with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Friday morning. He was 59. Hagedorn was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer in 2019 and began receiving care at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He announced he had a kidney removed as well as cancerous tissues surrounding the kidney. Then in July 2021, he announced a reoccurrence of his kidney cancer.
  • Democrat Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick wins special election for Florida House seat

    01/12/2022 12:45:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | JANUARY 12, 2022 | AARON NAVARRO
    The Associated Press projects that Democrat Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick will win the special election for Florida's 20th Congressional district, giving Democrats a slight boost in their majority. Cherfilus-McCormick is taking the late Alcee Hastings's seat in Broward-Palm Beach County. Hastings died in April 2021. SNIP Jason Mariner, an advertising executive and ex-felon, was the Republican candidate in a district that is considered one of the most Democratic in Florida.
  • GOP Flips Long-Held Blue Seat in Iowa Special Election

    10/13/2021 6:43:40 PM PDT · by bitt · 26 replies
    teamtuckercarlson ^ | 10/13/2021 | teamtuckercarlson
    Happy Wednesday. How are things going for Democrats today? Let’s review a handful of headlines. (1) Out of Iowa, a legislative seat that has been in Democratic hands for decades is no longer blue. Over the summer, Republicans won back a state senate seat in affluent, suburban, Trump-hostile Connecticut. Last night, they picked off a different sort of district. Trump carried it, but it had remained blue at the state legislative level, even in recent cycles with Trump on the ballot. Change: GOP legislative pickup in Iowa. Seat went 59/41 Dem in 2018 cycle. Dems had held it for decades....
  • Minnesota Second Congressional District race delayed after death of Legal Marijuana Now candidate

    09/24/2020 2:40:19 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 32 replies
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 9/24/20 | Jessie Van Berkel
    The Legal Marijuana Now Party’s candidate in the race for the Second Congressional District has died, prompting a special election in February. Adam Charles Weeks died earlier this week, said Kevin O’Connor, the party’s candidate for U.S. Senate. “It’s a sad and sudden thing. We are pretty much taken aback,” he said. Weeks was facing off with Democratic U.S. Rep. Angie Craig and Republican candidate Tyler Kistner to represent the district. That election will now be postponed. “The law is clear on what happens next,” Secretary of State Steve Simon said in a statement Thursday. “If a major party nominee...
  • Paterson, NJ, to hold new election in City Council race marred by voter fraud charges

    08/20/2020 1:38:09 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 7 replies
    PATERSON, N.J. – A judge has ruled that a new election will be held in November for a disputed Paterson City Council seat, just weeks after the race's apparent winner and a sitting councilman were charged with voter fraud. State Superior Court Judge Ernest Caposela issued his ruling Wednesday. Alex Mendez had won a special election on May 12 to fill the seat, but claims of voter fraud were soon raised. An investigation was then launched after the U.S. Postal Service's law enforcement arm told the state attorney general's office about hundreds of mail-in ballots located in a mailbox in...
  • Paterson voter fraud: Judges settles lawsuit by setting up special election(Mail in Fraud)

    08/19/2020 1:47:37 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 2 replies
    Patterson Press via NorthJerey.Com ^ | 08/19/2020 | Joe Malinconico
    The special election for Paterson’s 3rd Ward City Council seat — a contest prompted by allegations of voter fraud — will be limited to the five candidates who ran for the office back in May, a judge ruled on Wednesday. As part of an agreement settling a lawsuit over the previous election, Superior Judge Ernest Caposela ruled that the contest will be held on Nov. 3 and denied competing candidates’ requests that he appoint a special monitor and relax regulations on the way mail-in ballots are handled.
  • California Special Election Results: 25th Congressional District

    05/12/2020 8:20:27 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 117 replies
    76% reporting Candidate Party Votes Pct. Mike Garcia Republican 77,459 55.7% Christy Smith Democrat 61,679 44.3
  • Republicans sweep 3 special elections for Pa. House

    03/18/2020 4:14:33 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 38 replies
    WITF ^ | March 18, 2020
    State GOP chairman Lawrence Tabas said the elections show the strength of the Republican Party in Pennsylvania (Harrisburg) — Republicans are claiming victory and Democrats conceding defeat in three special elections Tuesday to fill empty seats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. All three seats had been held by Republicans who vacated them after winning elections to county offices last November, and Tuesday’s election maintains the 110-93 Republican majority in the state House. Eric Davanzo won in a Republican-leaning district in Westmoreland County and Tim Bonner won in a Republican-leaning district based in Mercer County, while K.C. Tomlinson won in...
  • Republican Scores Surprisingly Dominant Win in Key Texas Special Election.

    Democratic hopes that a special state House election in Texas would show they had the clout to turn the Lone Star State blue were dashed Tuesday night after voters handed a massive win to Republican Gary Gates. Gates defeated Democrat Eliz Markowitz 58 percent to 42 percent in the 28th District special election to fill a vacant seat, according to The Hill. “Democrats everywhere said this Texas election was a ‘bellwether’ — and that it would set the tone for the entire 2020 election cycle,” said Austin Chambers, president of the Republican State Leadership Committee, according to the Houston Chronicle....
  • The first vote of 2020 ends Tuesday, in Texas

    01/28/2020 9:39:39 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    NBC ^ | 01 28 2020 | Lauren Egan
    A special election Tuesday for a seat in the Texas state House is being closely watched for early glimpses into just how competitive the delegate-rich state might be in the presidential election — and how critical suburban voters might trend in November. Democrat Eliz Markowitz, an education specialist, faces Republican Gary Gates, a self-funded businessman, in Tuesday’s runoff to replace Rep. John Zerwas, a moderate Republican who is not running for re-election. Markowitz, the only Democrat in the race, won 39.1 percent of the vote in the November election. Gates received 28.4 percent, while three other Republicans split the remainder...
  • Texas House special election to gauge suburban mood

    01/27/2020 9:28:50 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01 27 2020 | Reid Wilson
    Voters in the fast-growing Houston suburbs will offer a rare glimpse into a critical segment of the electorate on Tuesday when they elect a new state representative, in what could prove an early bellwether ahead of the 2020 presidential elections. The district leans Republican; President Trump took 53 percent of the vote there in 2016, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R) won it by 3 points in 2018. But the race to fill a seat that became vacant when the Republican incumbent, state Rep. John Zerwas, left to take a university job has become a magnet for outside Democratic groups who...
  • North Carolina’s special election is great news for Trump’s reelection chances

    09/11/2019 1:10:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 11, 2019 | Henry Olsen
    Republican Dan Bishop’s narrow win in Tuesday’s redo election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District isn’t just good news for House Republicans. Despite Bishop’s small, two-percentage-point margin of victory, it’s a rare bit of positive news for President Trump’s reelection chances. It’s no secret that Trump had a bad August. His job approval rating has slumped to only 43.1 percent in Wednesday’s RealClearPolitics average, about two points down from mid-July. Polls generally show him trailing Democratic front-runner Joe Biden by more than 10 percentage points, and they show him behind other potential nominees such as Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and...
  • NC Special Election Reminder to PLEASE Get out and vote 09/10/19

    09/09/2019 5:00:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 13 replies
    9/09/19 | self
    If you live in NC this is a reminder to please get out and vote Greg Murphy and Dan Bishop tomorrow 9/10/19 in the special elections....Listening to Trumps rally in NC now and they BOTH beleive in God......We need to have Trumps back. Praying conservative voters do not sit this one out but are determined to vote..no matter how long a day they face.