KEEP PRAYING: We cast our votes, but we are NOT DONE. This is not a political or a legal battle. This is a SPIRITUAL battle and we have ALL the authority and ALL the power we need in Jesus Christ through PRAYER. We all need to pull up our socks, get on our knees, and FIGHT for what we know is right.
CONGRESS: No big change here – We lost two seats in the Senate, but picked up one and may pick up another, so a net of 52 or 53 GOP seats.
In the House, we outperformed polls predicting Dems would pick up 15 seat. Instead, they lost five seats, including several we had lost in 2018. Sadly, the Democrats still have the majority and thus two more years to be utterly annoying. But there is hope for 2022.
ELECTION INTEGRITY: President Donald Trump said early Wednesday morning he is prepared to contest the election results all the way to the Supreme Court. “We don’t want them to find any ballots at 4:00 a.m. in the morning and add them to the list, okay?” he said.
“As befits the already awful year of Our Lord, 2020, the presidential election is going to come down to a nasty street fight of lawyers, public relations spin, and positioning involving four states. Donald Trump has won all four, and now he must successfully defend all four wins from the very mail-in shenanigans he (and all of us) predicted would happen months ago. This is flesh and blood people versus theoretical pieces of mail. The people must win this.” – C. Edmund Wright
IDENTITY POLITICS: The president the Left continually calls a vile racist, worse than Hitler or Osama bin Laden, has succeeded in finally making the GOP a party of racial diversity.
According to exit polls, Trump improved his national performance among black voters from 8% of the total to 12%, which I find rather disappointing. His approval ratings were much higher.
Among Asian American voters, he increased his share from 27% to 31%.
Among Hispanic voters, he increased his share from 28% to 32%. The most Hispanic county in the U.S. – Starr County, Texas – swung 55 points from D to R. In 2016, they voted Hillary 79% vs Trump 17%. Today, with 98% of the vote counted, Biden has a slim 5 point lead.
POLLING: After blowing yet another big election, GOP Pollster Frank Luntz says, “The polling profession is done.” Except for maybe Trafalgar.
PRESIDENTIAL TIE: A tie would send the election to the House of Representatives, but not for a simple vote. Each state would have one vote. Democrats have a majority of seats, but Republicans control 26 states. The only state with a divided delegation is Pennsylvania, consisting of nine Democrats and nine Republicans. The whole thing could boil down to which of those representatives decides to switch sides. If the House cannot make a determination, there’s a procedure, but it’s complicated and unlikely so meh.
PRO-LIFE: The Susan B. Anthony List, a leading pro-life organization, invested $52 million into supporting pro-life candidates and it paid off bigly.
“The surge of victorious pro-life women candidates in the U.S. House is a stunning blow to Nancy Pelosi and her pro-abortion agenda,” Susan B. Anthony List president, Marjorie Dannenfelser, said. “So far, we have more than doubled the number of pro-life women in the House, with more races to be called. Seven pro-life women candidates flipped pro-abortion Democrat-held seats.”
In Texas-21, Wendy “Abortion Barbie” Davis failed to win back her place on the hill by challenging Rep. Chip (100% Pro-Life Voting Record!). Davis is a radical pro-abort who favors late-term abortions on viable unborn babies and opposes informed consent measures as well as legislation to protect women from shoddy abortion facilities that cannot meet basic health and safety standards.
THE OUTLOOK: If Trump wins, he can continue his gains in foreign policy, go after Big Tech, drain the swamp in the Intelligence Community, and see to it the DOJ pursues the corruption revealed on Hunter’s laptop.
If Biden wins, he will have no popular mandate, no Senate, and no help from the Supreme Court to pass the Prog’s wish list of huge tax increases, big changes in health care, and Green New Deal nightmare. However, he (or more likely Harris) administration would have the freedom to undo some of President Trump’s accomplishments in foreign policy.
“That’s the genius of the American political system. To make big changes you need either a big majority or a small majority for a very long time, and the Democrats have neither.” – David Goldman
THE SQUAD: Yuck. All four of them won re-election.
ARIZONA: Some of the networks called Arizona for Biden, but have now retracted those statements. There are at least 900,000 votes outstanding that haven’t been counted. About half of these are in Maricopa County, which they say it’s breaking significantly toward Trump 2-1.
This doesn’t mean a Trump win, but it’s enough to make the difference. The Trump campaign believes that Trump will ultimately eke out a victory in Arizona by 30,000 votes. Data Orbital, a data analytics and survey research firm based in Arizona’s capital, agrees.
CALIFORNIA: In better news, Golden Staters voted down Proposition 16, which would have reinstated affirmative action.
FLORIDA: Trump not only won his new home state by a lot. In 2016, he won by just over 110,000 votes statewide. This time he has more than 350,000 votes over Biden.
Sadly, Florida Amendment 2 passed with 61% of the vote, meaning the state’s minimum wage will go up to $15 by 2026.
In better news, District 19 elected Byron Donalds to Congress. He is a conservative, pro-life, anti-socialist American who also happens to be Black.
GEORGIA: As of midnight, Trump was up more than 101,000. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) says he wants every legal vote counted by the end of today. Fulton County’s absentee ballot count may be delayed due to a burst water pipe. They say that none of the ballots were harmed, but I’m guessing they have to be dry before they can be scanned.
KENTUCKY: Democrats spent 88 million dollars trying to unseat Mitch McConnell. The race was called early for McConnell and he won by nearly 20 points.
LOUISIANA: Amendment 1 passed with 65% of the vote. It adds the following language to the Louisiana Constitution: “To protect human life, nothing in this constitution shall be construed to protect a right to abortion or the tax payer funding of abortion.”
MICHIGAN: CLICK https://twitter.com/JamesOKeefeIII/status/1324174186366074880 [2:20] to hear a whistleblowing postal workers telling James O’Keefe that his boss told them to hand-stamp late ballots with yesterday’s date.
The campaign of President Donald trump has filed a lawsuit in the state of Michigan after it says election officials there prevented its officials from observing the vote counting process. The campaign wants to ensure the integrity of the vote tabulation in the key battleground state that is one of several that will determine the outcome of the election.
NEVADA: They sent every registered voter a ballot and have counted all in person early votes, all in person Election Day votes, and all mail ballots through Nov. 2. At the moment, Biden is up by about 7,500 votes. Hillary Clinton won Nevada’s six electoral votes in 2016 by over 27,000 votes. Nevada still has to count mail ballots received on Election Day, provisional ballots, and mail ballots that will be received over the next week.
OREGON: Portland – What an embarrassment this city is … their mayoral choices were the dope they’ve had who managed to keep the rioting going for months when other cities had shut it down in days OR an Antifa Maoist. Sheesh. (They picked the dope.)
Speaking of dopes … Oregonians voted to decriminalize possession of small, “non-commercial” amounts of drugs like heroin, methamphetamines and cocaine.
PENNSYLVANIA: As of early Wednesday, Trump had amassed a lead of more than 600,000 votes in the Keystone State. But there are still a large number of outstanding absentee and vote-by-mail ballots that have yet to be counted. Pennsylvania plans to count all mail-in ballots that arrive by Nov 6, even if there is no clear postmark showing it was mailed on time and even if the signature on the ballot does not match voter roll.
The state’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro (who called the state for Biden BEFORE Election Day!) is currently trailing Republican candidate Heather Heidelbaugh by several points. Shapiro took the Little Sisters of the Poor to court to force them to provide abortion pills in their health care coverage.
TEXAS: Dan Crenshaw kept his second district seat, so we will get two more years of his excellent commentary and snark.
On Sunday morning, Biden tweeted, “I promise you this: I’ll end Donald Trump’s chaos and end this crisis.”
Crenshaw replied, “Trump’s chaos? Last I checked, businesses weren’t boarding up their windows because they were afraid of Trump supporters.”
VIRGINIA: In six rural Virginia counties, voters chose to keep their Confederate statues.
WASHINGTON: Nearly 60% of voters in Washington State have approved a “comprehensive sex education” for public schools. The curriculum starts in kindergarten and continues through high school. The Catholic bishops of Washington had opposed the measure, saying it “does not adequately address complex moral issues tied to human sexuality.”
WISCONSIN: With 97 percent of estimated votes reported, Biden is up by more than 20,000, which is well within the threshold for a recount. Trump’s campaign said they will request an immediate recount. His campaign manager said, “There have been reports of irregularities in several Wisconsin counties which raise serious doubts about the validity of the results.”