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  • Stacey Abrams Refuses To Call Brian Kemp The ‘Legitimate’ Governor-Elect Of Georgia

    11/18/2018 1:11:49 PM PST · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/18/18 | Virginia Kruta
    Throughout the course of the interview, Tapper pressed Abrams several times on the issue — and she repeatedly refused to use the word “legitimate.” “Sherrod Brown says the election was stolen. Do you agree that it was stolen and do you think that Brian Kemp is not the legitimate governor-elect of Georgia?” Tapper asked. (RELATED: Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams Admits She’ll Lose But Doesn’t Concede The Race) “The law, as it stands, says that he received an adequate number of votes to become the governor of Georgia,” Abrams began. “And I acknowledge the law as it stands. I am...
  • Trump: So funny to see little Adam Schitt talking that Matt Whitaker was not approved by the Senate

    11/18/2018 10:45:25 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 61 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 18, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    So funny to see little Adam Schitt (D-CA) talking about the fact that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was not approved by the Senate, but not mentioning the fact that Bob Mueller (who is highly conflicted) was not approved by the Senate!
  • Final Florida Senate Count (Scott wins by 10003).

    11/18/2018 10:29:55 AM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 85 replies
    Florida Department of Elections ^ | 11/18/2018 | Florida Department of Elections
    United States Senator Rick Scott 4,099,505 50.05% Bill Nelson 4,089,472 49.93% Machine and Manual Recounts Completed
  • Video: Texas Poll Worker Admits 'Tons' of Non-Citizens Allowed to Vote [AUDIO]

    11/18/2018 8:23:09 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 54 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | 11-8-2018 | John Nolte
    James O'Keefe's Project Veritas released undercover video Tuesday of a Texas poll worker admitting that "tons" of non-citizens are being allowed to vote. In the video (embedded below), a woman tells two Travis County poll workers that her boyfriend, a DACA recipient, is in the car because he is nervous about not being able to vote. She let's both poll workers know that the boyfriend is not a citizen. "If he has his ID that's all he needs — if he's registered," the first election worker reassures the Project Veritas journalist. "It doesn't matter that he's not a citizen?" the...
  • Adam Schiff deems Matt Whitaker a 'flawed appointment'

    11/18/2018 8:17:39 AM PST · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2018 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Rep. Adam Schiff of California on Sunday said Democrats will be keeping a close eye on acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, deeming him a “flawed appointment” who cannot be trusted to guide the Russia investigation. Mr. Schiff, who is poised to become chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said his panel will root out and expose any efforts Mr. Whitaker takes to curb special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into potential interference in the 2016 election. The acting attorney general has criticized the scope of the investigation in the past. Mr. Schiff also said Mr. Trump’s decision to tap Mr. Whitaker...
  • Broward Elections Supervisor Blames Racism For Recount Debacle

    11/18/2018 8:07:38 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 15 replies
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | November 18, 2018 | Carmine Sabia
    When on is attempting to get themselves out of a jam they often look for excuses or other things or people to blame things on. When one is a progressive they run to the racism, sexism or homophobia cards. That is what Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes has done. Now that her incompetence has been discovered, and more than 2,000 ballots have been lost, she is blaming racism for it, The Guardian reported. A top elections official in Florida who endured national humiliation after missing a midterms recount deadline by two minutes has told the Guardian that racism is...
  • Trump gives Whitaker free rein over Mueller probe: 'It's going to be up to him'

    11/18/2018 8:02:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2018 | S.A. Miller
    President Trump on Sunday said he is giving acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker free rein over special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, including limiting or shutting down the investigation. “It’s going to be up to him,” Mr. Trump said in an interview aired on Fox News Sunday.” “I wouldn’t get involved.”
  • CNN Panel: White Women Trump Voters are Racist and Heavily Invested in White Supremacy

    11/18/2018 7:23:20 AM PST · by rktman · 68 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/18/2018 | Timothy Meads
    God bless the work that the good people at Newsbusters do on a daily basis - watching liberal crap on TV and calling out leftist nonsense so that the rest of America does not have to. This time, Newsbuster's Brad Wilmouth snagged a clip from Friday night of CNN's Don Lemon's panel of liberal hacks (except one) accusing white, pro-Trump women of being racist fools who support white supremacy. From Wilmouth: Liberal contributor Kirsten Powers argued that such women must be "racist" because they voted for Trump, while UC Berkeley Professor Stephanie Jones-Rogers argued that women have long benefited from...
  • Florida Recounts Dredge Up 2000 Election Nightmare

    11/18/2018 7:17:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2018 | Debra J. Saunders
    Almost two decades after the infamous Florida recount to determine the 2000 presidential election, voters again have reason to look at Broward County's election system with contempt and suspicion. In 2000, Broward County went so far as to judge indentations in ballots as legitimate votes. This netted Democratic nominee Al Gore an extra 567 votes -- not enough to beat George W. Bush but enough to sow distrust among concerned citizens. Nearly two decades later, Broward County is back to its old tricks. Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson is running for re-election, but he trailed his opponent, GOP Gov. Rick...
  • The Obamas are ‘Becoming’ a billion-dollar brand

    11/18/2018 6:06:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 17, 2018 | Isabel Vincent
    The Obamas are “Becoming” — billionaires. The Barack Obama Foundation has seen its contributions soar The launch of Michelle Obama’s cross-country book tour for her new memoir, “Becoming,” last week is just the latest marker on the road to fabulous wealth for the former first couple, who are on their way to becoming a billion-dollar brand. In addition to a $65 million book advance and an estimated $50 million deal with Netflix, both of which she shares with husband Barack Obama, the former first lady is poised to rake in millions from appearances on her 10-city US tour and sales...
  • Kasich Toying with 2020, GOP or Indie, Courting 'Vast Ocean in the Middle'

    11/18/2018 5:58:19 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 81 replies
    PJ Media ^ | NOVEMBER 16, 2018 | BRIDGET JOHNSON
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich was on a three-city swing through New Hampshire this week, potentially feeling out a 2020 run for the White House as a Republican, or as an independent. When CNN asked Kasich during a stop in Manchester, N.H., about how he's calculating his chances, the governor replied, "I don't do math calculations. That's not what I do." "I mean, all options are on the table. And the question is, ultimately, can I have a very positive impact on the country, and I've got lots of people here who were saying to me just -- I was here...
  • PETER HITCHENS: Lets face it...we're a small, debt-ridden country nobody cares about

    11/18/2018 5:55:34 AM PST · by Nextrush · 42 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 11/17/2018 | Peter Hitchens
    For far too long we in this country have thought we were richer, more powerful and, in general, better than we actually are. Now we find out the hard truth, exposed in all its gloomy detail by the EU talks. Will we learn the necessary lesson, or will we prefer our precious illusions? I can just remember in the mists of my childhood memory the 1956 Suez crisis, the feeling of panic and humiliation in the air. In that year, too many of us continued to imagine we were more important than we were. The Americans wasted no time in...
  • Beleaguered Florida election boss says RACISM was 'probably a factor' in the backlash [tr]

    11/18/2018 5:48:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 18, 2018 | Leah Simpson
    Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes thinks racism was 'probably' a factor in the backlash against her for the South Florida office missing Thursday's recount deadline in a Senate race. As about two dozen protesters stood outside her headquarters Friday, including Bikers For Trump, Snipes, who is black, admitted she thought the criticism may have been amplified because of her race. When asked specifically if she believed her heritage could be playing a part in the hostile response she declined to elaborate but told the Guardian, 'Probably. Probably'.
  • Almost 3,000 Votes Are Missing in the Florida Recount

    11/18/2018 5:43:00 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 39 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 17, 2018
    The recount in Florida has put the state’s election machinery to the test, and it has failed miserably: Almost 3,000 votes have vanished, the New York Times reported, while Florida recounts three state and three local elections that have yet to be called. The Florida secretary of state reported 900 fewer votes than were tallied originally, and that number is expected to balloon by 2,000 more votes when results from Broward County are reported. Although this number of votes would not necessarily swing the election from one candidate to another, it’s certainly enough to cause concern. For example, Palm Beach...
  • GOP Adviser Slams Georgia's Brian Kemp For Cheating and Undermining Democracy To Win Governor Race

    11/18/2018 4:02:35 AM PST · by kevcol · 115 replies
    Newsweak ^ | November 17, 2018 | Alexandra Hutzler
    “This hack @BrianKempGA is the next ‘governor*’ of Georgia. But he cheated & undermined democracy every step of the way. @staceyabrams should be governor, but isn’t due to actions that can’t be tolerated. She has a bright future. We need a new, enforceable Voting Rights Act. Now!” John Weaver wrote on Twitter on Saturday morning. Weaver was a strategist for former president George H.W. Bush and a presidential campaign adviser to the late John McCain. The Republican now works for Ohio Governor John Kasich
  • North Korea's new 'tactical' weapon test highlights military modernization

    11/18/2018 3:47:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 18, 2018 | Hyonhee Shin
    North Korea’s claim last week that it had tested an unidentified “ultramodern tactical weapon” highlighted its desire to upgrade its conventional arms and reassure its military even as talks are under way to end its nuclear program, analysts said. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un witnessed the test of a newly developed tactical weapon that could serve as a “steel wall”, state media reported on Friday, without giving details of the weapon. It was Kim’s first observation of a weapons test this year and could complicate already stalled nuclear talks with the United States, although Washington and Seoul downplayed the...
  • MAGA Blocks are the perfect holiday gift (trunc)

    11/18/2018 3:38:49 AM PST · by vannrox · 4 replies
    boingboing ^ | 18NOV18 | editorial staff
    After you've ordered your Trumpy Bear, be sure to pick up the Build the Wall set of MAGA Blocks. This 101-piece block set will have your kids turning away desperate refugees in no time. Comes with a President Trump mini-figure wearing a MAGA hard hat! This fun for the whole family comes from the folks at KeepAndBear.com, which offers a staggering array of unlicensed Trump garbage including CNN toilet paper and Trump Sends Hillary to Prison action figures. Sigh.(via KeepandBear)
  • Broward Elections Supervisor Snipes tries to find 2,040 missing ballots with deadline looming

    11/17/2018 10:03:20 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 47 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | November 17, 2018 | Anthony Man and Tonya Alanez
    Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes tries to explain to the canvassing board the discrepancy in vote counts during the hand count,... recount hit yet another snag with 2,040 ballots lost or misplaced. The county’s eternally beleaguered SOE Snipes said they were either misplaced, misfiled or mixed in with another stack. One thing she said she was sure of was that the ballots were still in the building. “The ballots are in this building. There would be nowhere else for them to be,” Snipes said. “The ballots are in the building." Snipes has been in the crosshairs... since Election...
  • Democrat Gil Cisneros Defeats Young Kim, Making O.C. All Blue in the U.S. House

    11/17/2018 9:24:27 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 30 replies
    https://ktla.com ^ | November 17, 2018 | Associated Press
    Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California on Saturday, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state. In what had been the last undecided House contest in California, Cisneros beat Republican Young Kim for the 39th District seat. The Cisneros victory cements a stunning political realignment that will leave a vast stretch of the Los Angeles metropolitan area under Democratic control in the House. With Kim’s defeat, four Republican-held House districts all or partly in Orange County, California, a one-time nationally known GOP stronghold southeast of Los...
  • Brenda Snipes Blames Racism for Widespread Backlash Against Her — Not Her Incompetence

    11/17/2018 9:05:58 PM PST · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 61 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov 17, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes told reporters Saturday that “racism” was probably the reason she was receiving so much backlash.