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  • CBS News pollster reveals why ‘blue wave’ is unlikely

    08/18/2018 6:20:39 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 18, 2018 | By Mary Kay Linge
    ... “In 2016, a lot of us assumed we knew what would happen in Michigan and Wisconsin,” Salvanto told The Post. “It was a great lesson for us pollsters: Even if you think you know what will happen, poll it if you can.” Blame it on the Blue Wall. Since 1992, in six consecutive presidential elections, a solid block of 18 states had voted for the Democrat every single time. They would have given Clinton 239 electoral votes — 89 percent of the way to victory — if she had held on to them all.Few bothered to ask those states’...
  • Winners and losers from Tuesday’s primaries: Once again, Trump is a big winner

    08/15/2018 10:33:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 15, 2018 | Amber Phillips
    Primaries in four states Tuesday — Minnesota, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Vermont — set up competitive governor’s, Senate and House races across the country this November. But even before then, these primaries identified some clear winners and losers that reinforced trends we’ve been seeing all year. Here they are: Winners Trump: At least in Republican primary politics, Tuesday once again proved he’s the king. Republican politicians on the ballot Tuesday who dissed him in 2016 raced to undo that, and those who didn’t do it convincingly enough lost their primaries. In Minnesota’s competitive governor’s race, Republican voters nominated a relative outsider,...
  • Jeff Colyer concedes to Trump-backed Kris Kobach in Kansas GOP governor's race one week after vote

    08/14/2018 6:08:11 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2018
    Incumbent Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer conceded to his opponent, Secretary of State Kris Kobach, in the state’s Republican primary Tuesday night, one week after the narrow vote.
  • Kansas county accepts nearly 1,500 new ballots, including from unaffiliated voters

    08/13/2018 5:24:26 PM PDT · by blueyon · 48 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 8/13/18 | By Bryan Lowry and Hunter Woodall
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Johnson County will accept nearly 1,500 provisional ballots either in full or in part, including dozens cast by unaffiliated voters who were incorrectly told by poll workers to cast provisional ballots. The ballots could tip the balance in the GOP primary for governor. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Gov. Jeff Colyer were separated by a mere 110 votes as of early Monday. The Johnson County Board of Canvassers voted unanimously Monday to fully accept 1,176 ballots based on the recommendation of the county's election commissioner, Ronnie Metsker. This included 57 ballots from unaffiliated voters...
  • Kobach agrees to recuse himself from vote counting in Kansas GOP primary

    08/09/2018 9:34:43 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/09/18 | John Bowden
    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) says he will recuse himself from vote counting in the state's unsettled Republican gubernatorial primary, where Kobach is challenging incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer (R). Kobach told CNN's Chris Cuomo on Thursday night that he would formally recuse himself on Friday as outstanding votes remain to be counted, but noted it was a largely "symbolic" move as the vote counting is undertaken at the county level. "There's really no point to doing it, because the secretary of State actually has no role in the counting of provisional ballots or any recount," Kobach said. "But...
  • Kansas governor’s race turns nasty as Kobach’s lead dwindles

    08/09/2018 7:52:43 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    apnews ^ | 08/09/18 | JOHN HANNA
    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Thursday that he will remove himself from the further counting of votes while his Republican primary battle with Gov. Jeff Colyer hangs in the balance, describing it as a “symbolic” step in response to a public demand from Colyer. The governor publicly accused Kobach, the state’s top elections official, of giving county election officials information about the handling of yet-uncounted ballots “inconsistent with Kansas law.” He demanded in a letter to Kobach that Kobach stop advising county officials and have the state’s attorney general do it instead. The close contest between the embattled...
  • Kansas governor calls on GOP rival Kobach to stop advising election officials

    08/09/2018 4:38:32 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/09/18 | Justin Wise
    Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has called on Secretary of State Kris Kobach to stop advising county election officials until their close Republican gubernatorial primary is settled. The Associated Press reported Thursday that Colyer made the request in a letter that accuses Kobach of giving guidance that is “inconsistent with Kansas law” in regards to handling mailed-in and other ballots. In the letter, Colyer asked for Attorney General Derek Schmidt (R) to give advice to county election officials. The letter comes as Kobach's lead over Colyer has narrowed in the race for the GOP nomination for governor. After officials noticed a...
  • Kobach's lead in Kansas race falls to 91 votes

    08/09/2018 1:35:56 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 69 replies
    AP ^ | 8/9/18 | Anon
    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the Republican primary has shrunk to only 91 votes after election officials discovered a mistake in the listing for one county's results in the state's tally of votes. The lead is minuscule when compared with the 311,000 votes cast. The final, unofficial results posted on the secretary of state's website show Kobach winning Thomas County in northwest Kansas, with 466 votes to Colyer's 422. But the tally posted by the Thomas County clerk's office shows Colyer with 522 votes, or 100 votes more for him, a number the...
  • How Donald Trump just keeps winning

    08/08/2018 4:00:39 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 8 Aug 2018 | Chris Cillizza,
    Here's an amazing stat: In the last 14 contested Republican primaries where President Donald Trump has endorsed a candidate, his pick has won -- or is leading -- all 14 times. That's remarkable. (Hat tip to WaPo's James Hohmann for doing the math!) And it speaks to the fact that despite Trump's weak numbers among the general populace, he remains a massively powerful force within the GOP -- someone who can make and break candidacies with a single tweet. Take Tuesday night. Trump endorsed John James in Michigan's Republican Senate primary, Bill Schuette in the Michigan governor's race and Kris...
  • Trump boasts he went '5 for 5' in Tuesday's elections

    08/08/2018 8:26:27 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/08/18 | Jordan Fabian
    President Trump on Wednesday boasted that all five candidates he endorsed in this week's elections won their races, even as contests in Ohio and Kansas were too close to call. The president declared victory in a brief tweet: "5 for 5!" Trump sent the message from his New Jersey golf club, where he is spending the week on vacation. Troy Balderson, a Trump-backed Republican running for a vacant House seat in Ohio, held a narrow lead over his upstart Democratic challenger after Tuesday night's voting. The same goes for Republican Kris Kobach, who was less than 200 votes ahead of...
  • Ron Estes Wins AND Loses House GOP Primary Race In Kansas

    08/08/2018 3:56:48 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 10 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 8/8/18 | Doha Madani
    Men named Ron Estes managed to win and lose the Republican primary in Kansas’ 4th Congressional District on Tuesday. First-term Rep. Ron Estes faced an unusual race in the Wichita area, as he faced off against competitor Ron M. Estes. In the end, the incumbent (whose middle name is Gene) prevailed. The district is heavily Republican, so Rep. Estes is the favorite to win the November general election. Ron M. Estes announced his candidacy in May by calling Rep. Estes “the epitome of the D.C. swamp,” The Wichita Eagle reported. “I believe Kansas Republicans deserve a Rep. Ron Estes who...
  • Kansas Primary Election Results, Kris Kobach With Slim Lead

    08/07/2018 11:08:47 PM PDT · by Conservative Gato · 100 replies
    MAGA Candidate Kris Kobach with a narrow lead with 12% to be counted in the Kansas Gubernatorial Republican Primary.
  • Trump boosts Kobach to disappointment of some in Kansas GOP

    08/06/2018 4:45:04 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8/6/18 | Reid Wilson
    Kris Kobach has emerged as the outright favorite to win the GOP nomination in Tuesday’s gubernatorial primary after winning an endorsement via Twitter from President Trump. Trump’s tweet calling Kobach a “fantastic guy” came just hours before the polls open, and represents the first time the president has endorsed a candidate running against a Republican incumbent in a primary. The unlucky incumbent is Gov. Jeff Colyer (R), a former surgeon with years of experience in the state legislature, and a far more traditional candidate than Kobach has been. Trump’s tweet is one that Republicans in the state had hoped to...
  • President Trump gives "full & total endorsement" to Kobach for governor

    08/06/2018 9:51:28 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 20 replies
    WBIW Topeka ^ | 8/6/18 | Anon
    President Donald Trump has weighed in on the Kansas gubernatorial race. Just a day before Republican voters head to polls to pick their nominee for governor, Trump tweeted his support for Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Noting that Kobach was an early supporter of his, Trump called the GOP candidate “a fantastic guy who loves his State and our Country.” “(H)e will be a GREAT Governor and has my full & total Endorsement! Strong on Crime, Border & Military,” Trump continued.
  • Kris Kobach: Democrats’ ‘Long-Term Strategy’ is Importing Foreign Voters to Replace Americans

    08/03/2018 8:30:43 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 August 2018 | John Binder
    Kansas Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach says the Democrats’ “long-term strategy” is to import foreign-born voters to replace Americans. In an interview with SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight, Kobach told Senior Editors-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak that the ultimate goal — as many Democrats now admit — of the party is to import as many illegal and legal immigrants into the country for the purpose of using them as new voters. “What used to be something that very few elected Democrats would talk about publicly, Barney Frank would talk about it in 2006 … this is a...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won in New York. Now her allies are taking on the Midwest.

    08/02/2018 7:12:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 6:05 AM EDT, Thu August 02, 2018 | Gregory Krieg, CNN Video by Cassie Spodak and Jeff Simon, CNN
    Consider Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's travel schedule. Over the past two weeks, the aggressive new voice of the progressive left has crisscrossed the Midwest, making a stop in Kansas to campaign alongside Bernie Sanders as well as solo trips to Missouri and Michigan to stump for insurgent candidates hoping to follow in her path. That Ocasio-Cortez consistently finds herself hundreds of miles from the Bronx and Queens, where in June she stunned the political world by unseating the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House, shows just how important the next several weeks are for the movement she has come to represent. Beginning with...
  • Betrayal of America! House Committee Passes Open Borders Asylum Rule

    07/29/2018 9:56:28 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | July 29, 2018 | S. Noble
    By S.Noble - July 29, 20181 FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestEmailRedditShare The House Appropriations Committee voted on Wednesday to allow victims of gang violence and domestic abuse to enter the United States under new asylum rules. There is no way to verify their status as victims and any foreigner could make this claim, especially those coming from the hellholes of the world. Asylum rules are not meant to take in everyone or they’re not rules. In June, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a decision to stop granting asylum for such claimants. “The mere fact that a country may have problems effectively policing certain crimes...
  • Why Kansas Democrats may not be able to beat Rep. Kevin Yoder

    07/28/2018 1:52:47 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 52 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | July 26, 2018 | Steve Kraske
    In 2014, a lot of Kansas Democrats were convinced that Gov. Sam Brownback was toast. He ranked as one of the least popular governors in the country heading into that election. His tax cuts were widely derided as too much, too fast. The state was facing mounting budget deficits. A governor who had proclaimed himself to be pro-education suddenly was viewed as something else. On the morning of the election, the respected political forecasting site FiveThirtyEight projected Democrat Paul Davis as having an 80 percent likelihood of winning the race. But we all know how that election turned out. Davis...
  • 30 Hours at Trump-Speed… (well worth reading in full)

    07/26/2018 1:36:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 7/25/18 | Sundance
    Daughnworks247 encapsulates a media cycle at Trump-Speed: In the last 30 hours: 1. President Trump dropped a MOAB on the state of Georgia for Brian Kemp, and wiped the floor with the establishment GOPe, winning by 39 points. 2. President Travels to Kansas City, giving the speech which made us all cry, to the VFW. Embraces a 94 year old Sargeant and we immediately fall in love. 3. Our sheer perfection of a FLOTUS stops in Nashville at a children’s hospital. On the way back CNN reporter asks Stephanie Grisham about the Cohen tapes and tries to take a hit...
  • Top committee Republicans vote for border provision WORSE than amnesty

    07/26/2018 6:25:16 PM PDT · by eccentric · 44 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | July 26, 2018 | Daniel Horowitz
    We already know that most Republicans support amnesty just as passionately as Democrats, much as they support the key elements of Obamacare. We learned yesterday, in one of the most spectacular acts of perfidy ever against the citizenry of this country, that most top Republicans support open borders for the current wave of illegals as well as for the future waves, until the end of times. For years, conservatives have been begging House Republicans to use the power of the purse in the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bills to stand for our borders, fight sanctuary cities, defund amnesty, and...