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Want to know what and who you are voting for when you vote for the Rat party. Well, here you go.

 

Black Lives Matter might be viewed as a grassroots movement of concerned people gathering together.  It is much more.

 

Black Lives Matter is a corporation whose real name is Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF). ( Yep…it is one of those capitalistic corporations they profess to hate.) The following information is on their web site.  It is a nationwide corporation!   BLMGNF has chapters in Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Lansing, Long Beach, Memphis, Nashville, New York City, Philadelphia, South Bend and in Canada in Toronto, Vancouver, and Waterloo. (If you were impressed by how all those recent riots erupted simultaneously from a grassroots movement…well…maybe not so grassroots.)

 

BLMGNF is a not-for-profit corporation but not tax exempt, so donations are not tax deductible.  Except...if you go to its website and want to donate, you are transferred to 'ActBlue Charities' which will take your donation , give you a tax deduction , and then distribute your donation to BLMGNF.   Sort of…  

 

Who is ActBlue?

 

Taken directly from ActBlue’s web page, “Our (ActBlue) platform is available to Democratic candidates and committees, progressive organizations, and nonprofits that share our values for no cost besides a 3.95% processing fee on donations. And we operate as a conduit, which means donations made through ActBlue to a campaign or organization are considered individual donations”.

ActBlue consists of three parts : ActBlue Charities facilitates donations to left-of-center 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Act Blue Civics is its 501(c)(4) affiliate; ActBlue is a 527 Political Action Committee.  These three have raised over $5 billion dollars  in the sixteen years since it started.  If its 3.95% transaction fee has been applied to all donations, that equates to over $197 million.

 

Per Business Insider Australia, “ActBlue…distributes the money raised to Thousand Currents, which is then granted to Black Lives Matter”.

What is Thousand Currents (Formerly International Development Exchange)?

Again, per Business insider Australia, “Thousand Currents is a 501(3)(c) non-profit that provides grants to organizations that are...developing alternative economic models…”.

“Thousand Currents essentially acts as a quasi-manager for Black Lives Matter : ‘It provides administrative and back office support, including finance, accounting, grants management, insurance, human resources, legal and compliance,’ (Executive Director Solome) Lemma said”.

 

What is the significance of the above?

 

Black Lives Matter is not some fly-by-night fad that is going to loot and destroy and then disappear into the ash heap of history. It is a multi corporation, big business which is heavily associated with and supports the Democratic Party and it is here to stay.   Arguing whether Black Lives or All Lives Matter is meaningless and distracts us from what it is trying to achieve.  It is a left-wing political movement that will have a significant impact on the Democratic Party programs for the foreseeable future.  Socialism and Communism are intimately linked to these efforts while the US Constitution and especially the Bill of Rights have no place in their plans.  Patrisse Cullors, one of Black Lives Matter’s co-founders is widely reported as saying, “We are trained Marxists”.

 

The president of Greater New York Black Lives Matter said that if the movement fails to achieve meaningful change during nationwide protests, it will “burn down this system.”   Not the peaceful change we celebrate under our Constitution but violent change.  For those of us who like our Constitution, this is a challenge thrown in our face.

 

If you have wondered why politicians have danced around criticizing Black Lives Matter, now you know.

 

Sources of this information:  I suggest you open and read some of these sources.

HTTPS://BLACKLIVESMATTER.COM   (Chapters; Current Chapters)

HTTPS://BLACKLIVESMATTER.COM    (Donate)

HTTPS://SUPPORT.ACTBLUE.COM/DONORS/ABOUT-ACTBLUE/WHAT-IS-THE-DIFFERENCE-BETWEEN-    ACTBLUE-ACTBLUE-CIVICS-AB-CHARITIES-AND-ACTBLUE-TECHNICAL-SERVICES/

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Long read but DAMN well worth the time.Sums things up the way they are today.

 

Today I have already received no less than 50 e-mails regarding the upcoming election and it’s importance. This one was sent to my by a friend and former business associate in Virginia. If nothing else today, please read Andrew McCarthy’s article. A bit long but very comprehensive. My friend’s comments are in red. Both read best when expanded to 2X.
  
 
PS Please read it, think about it, then forward it.
 
Absolutely hit the nail on the head! While it is long, Mr. McCarthy has laid out the choices before us with pin-point accuracy. This is not a cheerleading speech for Trump, far from it. It is an accounting of the truth, applied to both candidates, good and bad. Unfortunately far too many Americans lack the knowledge, intellectual horsepower or depth of character to understand this message and make an intelligent decision for themselves and America. They will vote the WIFM (what’s in it for me), and only the WIFM. Believe me, both candidates/parties know and understand this truism and maximize it to the greatest extent possible. In many ways we have no one to blame for this situation but ourselves. Over the past 50 years we have increasingly subcontracted the raising of our children to the left wing socialist educational system while at the same time allowing God fearing, America loving constitutional conservative educators to be replaced with left wing socialist teachers, administrators and text books whose goal it is to destroy America. We are on the cusp of reaping what we have sowed.
 
 
By ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
            
As I write this, the outcome of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court is not yet known. Besides observing that she is eminently qualified, there is just one thing we can say with confidence: The president trying to seat a third justice on the nation’s highest judicial tribunal is not Hillarious Clinton. Those two words, “Hillarious Clinton,” more than any others that can be uttered, explain why Donald J. Trump is president of these United States. 
 
Out of the 17 Republicans who sought the party’s 2016 nomination, Mr. Trump was at or near the bottom of my preference list. More times than I can count, I’ve argued that the best thing he had going for him in the final showdown against the Democrats was . . . the Democrats — in particular, their nominee. 
 
Plus ça change . . .
But Trump is unfit, many proclaim. Tell me about it. Conservatives and Republicans have made that case with great persuasive force since the New York real-estate magnate first announced his candidacy in summer 2015. The consuming narcissism, nonstop dissembling, infantile outbursts, inability to admit error, lack of communication skills, withering attacks on well-meaning officials he entices into working for him — though Trump has been a much better president than I thought he’d be, it’s not like the leopard’s spots have faded away. 
 
The indictment continues: Trump is unprincipled — that’s the modifier invoked by those without patience for the grand-master designation preferred in MAGA Land, transactional. The norms he is demolishing are not, in fact, musty, deep-state relics; they are, to the contrary, the essence of the presidency, of its capacity to influence world events for the better. So deep runs his solipsism, so thin is his skin, that he cannot — not will not, cannot — distinguish between his own petty interests and the vital interests of the nation. Nor can he spot friends from foes, thus becoming infatuated with the rogues who flatter him and antagonistic toward allies anxious to preserve the post–World War II international order and America’s stabilizing centrality in it. His social-media fusillades, more befitting Don from Queens on his fourth beer in the saloon than the leader of the free world, degrade the office, undermine the rule of law (Attorney General Bill Barr has said that the president’s tweets sometimes “make it impossible for me to do my job”), and confuse both American officials and foreign powers regarding what the position of the United States is on matters of great importance. 
 
We could go on, as some have indeed gone on in this vein for four years running. Yet this argument has always missed the point. The most compelling case for Trump has never been Trump. It has always been, and remains, Trump . . . as opposed to what?
 
A presidential election is not the occasion for a personal endorsement. It is a choice. Donald Trump is a deeply flawed man. I get that. I’ve never not gotten it. Trump was not my choice to be president. He was the choice on offer when my preferred candidates were no longer in the running. At that point, there were only two left, Trump and Clinton. I don’t condemn anyone for rationalizing that a U.S. presidential election is not a binary choice; for myself, though, I don’t buy the notion that, because I could always write “Clarence Thomas” on the ballot, I am able to soar above the grime that is real-world politics. In the world where I come from, we put twelve ordinary people in the jury box and expect them to decide, faute de mieux, guilty or not guilty. Sometimes the FBI collects evidence in unsavory ways but the evidence shows that the defendant is a ruthless criminal. Our fellow citizens do not get to escape the choice because it’s excruciating. We expect them to use their best judgment, understanding that “guilty” is not an endorsement of brass-knuckles police tactics and “not guilty” is not necessarily an exoneration. But there is no evading the decision; to abdicate it just means foisting it on other citizens.
Donald Trump or Joe Biden is going to be president. That’s the alternative. 
 
Biden, too, is deeply flawed, in ways different from Trump. His embarrassingly patent senescence and habitual incoherence are problems, to be sure. But in his prime, such as it was, he was never regarded as serious presidential material, despite his several attempts. Mediocrity is something he’d have to aspire to. He was a gentleman’s-C undergrad who went on to finish 76th out of 85 in his law-school class. He entered politics in a one-party state right out of law school, and there he has stayed for a half century, plagiarizing his way through as he did in school. If he has distinguished himself, it is mainly by being wrong on virtually every issue of great public consequence, often after vacillating from one side to the other. His accomplishments are nil. The defining attribute of his current campaign is to run away from a few sensible positions he used to hold. Otherwise, he would not have been viable to today’s woke Left, against which he is largely impotent.
 
The certainty that he will be rolled over by the Democrats’ extreme flank is Biden’s salient demerit, just as it is Trump’s saving grace. In modern government, presidencies are more than ever administrations, not just the chief executive elected to lead them. 
 
The choice in 2020 is not simply Trump or Biden. It is: Do you want Mike Pompeo running foreign policy, or, say, Susan Rice? Should we continue building up our military and preparing for China as the great geopolitical challenge of the 21st century, or revert to the Obama-Biden program of hollowing out the armed forces and appeasing Beijing?
 
Should we follow the free-market economic and financial predilections of Larry Kudlow, or the confiscatory authoritarianism of Bernie Sanders? Should we continue promoting economic innovation, including the natural-gas production that has significantly reduced carbon emissions; or should we follow Biden’s confidant John Kerry back into the Paris climate accord while commencing implementation of the national suicide known as the Green New Deal, touted by Democrat darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? Should we continue the regulation-slashing that unleashed economic prosperity and lays the groundwork for recovery even from a once-in-a-century pandemic; or should we empower Biden ally Elizabeth Warren to “reimagine” capitalism and markets under the government’s crushing demands and the Democrats’ grievance politics? Should we back the nation’s police departments, prioritize the rule of law, and restore order on America’s urban streets; or defund police budgets and adopt the “progressive prosecutor” model — which is to say, the nonenforcement model — favored by Democrats? Should the Justice Department and intelligence agencies be run by Bill Barr and Trump’s team; or should we opt for a Keith Ellison–style radical as attorney general, accompanied by the return of Obama officials who politicized intelligence reporting and weaponized the investigative process against political opponents and conservative activists? Why do you suppose Trump was only too ready to put out a list of judges he’d appoint, while Biden declines to identify his alternatives — ideologues who view the judiciary as an instrument of social change? Why do you suppose Biden mulishly refuses to say whether he’d pack the Supreme Court, expanding it so that he could appoint liberal justices and thereby destroy it as a judicial institution?
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Because Trump is president, and for no other reason, there is a real chance that a solid originalist majority could steer the high court for a generation to come, guided by the vision of the late, great Justice Antonin Scalia and anchored by Justice Clarence Thomas’s enduring commitment to the Founders’ Constitution. Because of President Trump’s election in 2016, Supreme Court justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh are just two of 218 jurists — adherents to the Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation models of judicial restraint, rather than the lawyer-Left template of progressive activism — who have been appointed to the federal bench. This includes a remarkable 53 conservative judges added to the all-important circuit courts of appeals, which decide many more cases than the Supreme Court and largely determine the jurisprudence that decides cases throughout the United States.
Donald Trump did that. But it is a transformation that has yet to be solidified. Many of the slots filled by Trump judges were previously held by Reagan and Bush 41 appointees who took senior status or retired. That enabled a Republican president to fill the vacancies, with indispensable assistance from a GOP-controlled Senate led by Mitch McConnell. To make the judicial branch a bulwark against the unconstitutional overreach and stifling of liberty that a future Democratic-dominated government would portend requires reelecting the president. That is to say, Donald Trump’s candidacy is once again the thin barrier separating what remains of our constitutional order and the very different governing construct that Democrats would impose. 
 
Trump’s candidacy is the difference between retaining the most unapologetically pro-life administration in American history, and having one that would implement a regime of abortion on demand, abortion at late term, and abortion underwritten at home and abroad by American taxpayers. Trump’s candidacy is the difference between having a Justice Department that invokes civil-rights laws to vouchsafe religious freedom, economic liberty, due process on campus, and colorblind college-admissions processes; and having one that contorts civil-rights laws to hamstring police, eviscerate due-process protections, promote the deranged notion of sexual identity as a mental state or social construct, and impose quotas and wealth redistribution based on the insidious “disparate impact” theory of implied, systematic, and institutional racism.
 
The Trump administration unabashedly set itself against jihadist terrorism and annihilated the ISIS caliphate. Would it be preferable to again have a Democratic administration that forswears use of the word “jihad,” regards terrorist attacks as “man-caused disasters,” purges law-enforcement and intelligence agencies of training in the sharia-supremacist ideology that animates anti-American violence, and turns a blind eye as ISIS amasses a territory larger than Britain? The Trump administration renounced the disastrous Iran nuclear deal, reinstituted sanctions to squeeze Tehran’s monstrous regime, and eliminated its top commander, who’d made a career of targeting Americans. Trump further neutralized Iran by fostering an unprecedented alliance between Israel and Sunni Islamic states, accomplished through peace pacts previously thought unattainable. It was Trump who had the nerve to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem — a confidence-building measure that administrations of both parties had promised to execute, only to renege time and again — over the strident objections of a foreign-service bureaucracy teeming with transnational progressives.
Lest we forget, the Obama-Biden administration’s parting shot was to orchestrate a United Nations branding of our ally Israel as an international outlaw — over settlement construction in territory the Jewish state righteously holds. That was after the Obama-Biden administration meddled in Israel’s election while paying cash bribes to the world’s leading sponsor of anti-American terrorism — the Iranian regime that, to this day, vows to annihilate Israel. A Biden presidency would mark a return to those days.
 
 
Given the vigorous opposition of congressional Democrats and judges appointed during the Obama-Biden administration, Trump has made only halting progress on enforcement of immigration law and border security, his signal 2016 issues. But there has been progress, and his stance is the antithesis of the open-borders, nonenforcement Obama policies that Biden would be sure to reimplement. As he ducks the Court-packing question, Biden also dodges the potentially even more destructive Democratic gambit of eliminating the Senate filibuster, which would end minority-opposition rights and pave the way for such debacles as statehood for Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico (to cement Democratic control of Congress); a bailout of disastrously mismanaged blue cities; skyrocketing taxes on income, wealth, and business; and such job- and growth-killing green voodoo as bans on fracking and pipeline construction. On the menu would be the Marxist Left’s agenda of a complete government takeover of health care (including a ban on private insurance); the end of school choice; a universal $15-an-hour minimum wage that would deprive young and lower-income people of jobs and entry-level experience; slavery reparations; forced urbanization of the suburbs; and so on. By the way, if you think I’m exaggerating, you need to read the Working Families Party’s “People’s Charter,” recently released and promptly endorsed by leaders of organized labor, Black Lives Matter, and progressive groups, as well as AOC’s Democratic “Squad” in the House.
 
You don’t want to support President Trump? I certainly don’t blame you for standing on your principles. He does have an exhausting penchant for saying the wrong things. On the coronavirus, to be sure, the president’s rhetoric, understating the seriousness of the pandemic and the imperative to take sensible precautions, has frequently been harmful and unbecoming. But it is absurd for Democrats to blame him for the more than 200,000 COVID-19 deaths while ignoring his restrictions on international travel (which they initially condemned as xenophobic) and the vigor with which the administration ramped up production of medical equipment and development of therapeutics and, possibly, a vaccine. There is no reason to believe Biden would have done better (especially after the Obama administration’s swine-flu foibles). And I won’t argue with you, because I agree, about Trump’s maddening insouciance on runaway entitlements and the metastasizing crisis of debt. I concur that the tariffs and trade wars are counterproductive. I’m frustrated by his lack of discipline and inattentiveness to detail in, for example, failing to formulate a market-oriented replacement for Obamacare — and thus handing Biden and Democrats their best campaign issue.
 
But to make the election all about Trump is to ape the president’s signature self-absorption. It is not a matter of liking or despising Trump. It is a choice between Trump and what the Biden-Harris Democrats would do to the country. It is not a choice that any of us can avoid. So, I’m making it: 
 
I’m for Trump.
 
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Date ▴ Poll Source Location Results Lead
10/20/2020 Hendrix College Arkansas
Trump 58%
Biden 34%
Trump +24%
10/20/2020 Univ. of North Florida Florida
Biden 48%
Trump 47%
Biden +1%
10/20/2020 ABC News / Wash. Post North Carolina
Biden 49%
Trump 48%
Biden +1%
10/19/2020 IBD/TIPP National
Biden 50%
Trump 44%
Biden +6%
10/19/2020 Mitchell Research Michigan
Biden 51%
Trump 41%
Biden +10%
10/19/2020 Yahoo/YouGov National
Biden 51%
Trump 40%
Biden +11%
10/19/2020 Univ. of Colorado Colorado
Biden 47%
Trump 38%
Biden +9%
10/19/2020 Trafalgar Group Wisconsin
Biden 48%
Trump 46%
Biden +2%
10/19/2020 Trafalgar Group Pennsylvania
Biden 48%
Trump 46%
Biden +2%
10/19/2020 Morning Consult National
Biden 52%
Trump 43%
Biden +9%
10/19/2020 Ipsos/Reuters Pennsylvania
Biden 49%
Trump 45%
Biden +4%
10/19/2020 Ipsos/Reuters Wisconsin
Biden 51%
Trump 43%
Biden +8%
10/19/2020 RMG Research National
Biden 51%
Trump 43%
Biden +8%
10/19/2020 Emerson College Georgia
Trump 48%
Biden 47%
Trump +1%
10/18/2020 IBD/TIPP National
Biden 50%
Trump 44%
Biden +6%
10/18/2020 YouGov/CBS News Wisconsin
Biden 51%
Trump 46%
Biden +5%
10/18/2020 YouGov/CBS News Arizona
Biden 50%
Trump 47%
Biden +3%
10/17/2020 IBD/TIPP National
Biden 50%
Trump 43%
Biden +7%
10/17/2020 Axios / SurveyMonkey Idaho
Trump 59%
Biden 39%
Trump +20%
10/17/2020 Axios / SurveyMonkey Kentucky
Trump 58%
Biden 41%
Trump +17%
10/17/2020 Axios / SurveyMonkey Vermont
Biden 67%
Trump 32%
Biden +35%
10/17/2020 Axios / SurveyMonkey Oklahoma
Trump 58%
Biden 40%
Trump +18%
10/17/2020 Axios / SurveyMonkey Illinois
Biden 60%
Trump 37%
Biden +23%
10/17/2020 Axios / SurveyMonkey California
Biden 62%
Trump 36%
Biden +26%
10/17/2020 Axios / SurveyMonkey North Dakota
Trump 59%
Biden 39%
Trump +20%
10/17/2020 Axios / SurveyMonkey Oregon
Biden 60%
Trump 38%
Biden +22%
10/17/2020 Axios / SurveyMonkey Kansas
Trump 53%
Biden 46%
Trump +7%
10/17/2020 Axios / SurveyMonkey Massachusetts
Biden 69%
Trump 29%
Biden +40%
10/17/2020 Axios / SurveyMonkey Connecticut
Biden 64%
Trump 34%
Biden +30%
10/17/2020 Axios / SurveyMonkey Mississippi
Trump 59%
Biden 39%
Trump +20%
10/17/2020 Axios / SurveyMonkey Arkansas
Trump 58%
Biden 39%
Trump +19%
10/17/2020 Axios / SurveyMonkey District of Columbia
Biden 88%
Trump 10%
Biden +78%
10/17/2020 Axios / SurveyMonkey Nebraska
Trump 53%
Biden 45%
Trump +8%
10/17/2020 Axios / SurveyMonkey Rhode Island
Biden 68%
Trump 31%
Biden +37%
10/17/2020 Axios / SurveyMonkey South Dakota
Trump 54%
Biden 44%
Trump +10%
10/17/2020 Axios / SurveyMonkey Wyoming
Trump 64%
Biden 34%
Trump +30%
10/17/2020 Axios / SurveyMonkey Tennessee
Trump 58%
Biden 40%
Trump +18%
10/16/2020 Hill-HarrisX Michigan
Biden 54%
Trump 43%
Biden +11%
10/16/2020 Hill-HarrisX Florida
Trump 48%
Biden 48%
  TIE
10/16/2020 Ipsos/Reuters National
Biden 51%
Trump 41%
Biden +10%

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Behind in Polls, Republicans See a Silver Lining in Voter Registrations

 

With President Donald Trump trailing in public polls in nearly every major battleground state, Republicans are pointing to what they see as more promising data: Updated voter registration tallies show that Republicans have narrowed the gap with Democrats in three critical states.

As the presidential campaign heads into its final weeks, Republicans hope that gains in voter registration in the three states — Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania — and heavy turnout by those new party members might just be enough to propel Trump to a second term.

“The tremendous voter registration gain by the Republicans is the secret weapon that will make the difference for the Republicans in 2020,” said Dee Stewart, a Republican political consultant in North Carolina.

Overall, Democrats retain a lead in total registrations in those three states and hold a significant advantage in early turnout. Democrats also have picked up voters in Arizona, a state Trump won by 91,000 votes in 2016 but where Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, now leads in the polls. In New Hampshire, another battleground where public polls also show Biden in the lead, Democrats have overtaken Republicans in the registered voter count for the first time since 2010, now leading 332,000 to 310,000.

Voter registration numbers alone are not predictive about the outcome of races: Democrats had a surge in voter registrations in 2018 and went on to win the House of Representatives but lost some races in key states where they had an overall registration edge. Democrats also led Republicans in voter registration in several key states in 2016 that they ended up losing. Party registrations are driven in some states by local and congressional races as much as the presidential race, too.

The Trump-Biden contest this fall may be driven less by incremental changes in registration than by who turns out to vote, and how much they want the president to have a second term or not. And the difference of a point or two in voter registration only makes a difference in a close race.

Analyzing voter registration — and how it might affect the outcome of the looming election — is also complicated by the fact that a number of states permit same-day voter registration. In addition, at least six battleground states — Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin — do not break down voter registration by party, although Democrats point to some perceived gains there.

In Georgia, for example, of the 800,000 voters who have registered since 2018, 49% are people of color, according to the organization Fair Fight, which was founded by Stacey Abrams, a Democrat who narrowly lost the race for governor in the state in 2018.

“Those are Democratic-leaning voters,” Abrams said during an appearance last week with Jill Biden, Biden’s wife, in suburban Atlanta, where early-voting turnout is setting records.

In their optimism regarding the registration data, Republicans point first to Florida, the largest battleground state, which has 29 electoral votes.

Polls show Biden narrowly leading in the state, which Trump won by 113,000 votes in 2016, but Republicans say the increase in registered voters there has the potential to give the president an edge.

In data released last week by the Florida secretary of state’s office, Republicans had narrowed the registration chasm with Democrats to 134,000 out of 14.4 million voters — fewer than 1%. In 2016, when Hillarious Clinton, the Democratic nominee, lost the state to Trump, Democrats held a 330,000-voter advantage.

Mac Stevenson, a Republican political consultant in Florida, said the increase in registration could be viewed only as a positive sign for Republicans.

“I think it augurs that there’s going to be increased Republican turnout, but you have to balance that against the fact that everyone’s turning out more,” Stevenson said, pointing out that Democrats have historically lagged in turnout.

Aubrey Jewett, a professor of political science at the University of Central Florida, said the registration numbers in Florida reflected a significant effort by Republicans.

“They have made it clear that, despite the pandemic, they were going to still knock on doors and register voters,” he said.

At the same time, Jewett said, Democratic voter registration was probably handicapped by a protracted court battle over whether felons would have to pay outstanding fines to restore their voting rights.

“I think Democrats were somewhat hopeful that there were going to be more felons that regained voting rights and actually registered,” he said. “That ended up not being a huge boost.”

In Pennsylvania, a state Trump won by less than a percentage point in 2016, Republicans also cite gains stemming from their get-out-the-vote efforts. Republicans went door to door and set up booths at gun shows and supermarkets despite the coronavirus crisis.

“We were plowing the fields, and they weren’t out there,” said Christopher Nicholas, a longtime Republican political consultant in Pennsylvania. “The Democratic groups didn’t get back on the street until Labor Day. They were more skittish about it.”

Nicholas notes that, despite the registration numbers, population trends in the state benefit Democrats, adding that a growing number of people are registering to vote without declaring a party affiliation.

Recent figures from Pennsylvania elections officials show that Republicans have added 174,000 voters since 2016, while Democrats lost 31,000.

Democrats said they were focused on mobilizing existing voters rather than registering new ones, but they also pointed to data from TargetSmart, a Democratic polling firm, suggesting that newly registered voters in Pennsylvania were more likely to vote Democrat than Republican.

Brendan Welch, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, said that Republicans’ gains could be traced to voters who were previously registered as Democrats but who had voted Republican for years, and cited Republican registration increases in counties that Trump carried in 2016.

“These are mostly the kind of folks who have been registered Democrats since the days of Jimmy Carter versus Gerald Ford, but who have been voting Republican since the days of George Bush versus Al Gore,” Welch said.

A similar dynamic may be at work in North Carolina, where Republicans have narrowed the gap in registrations. Records show Democrats lost 136,000 voters since 2016 while Republicans gained 100,000, although Democrats still lead in overall registrations by 400,000, with 2.6 million Democrats and 2.2 million Republicans.

The Democrats’ overall loss in the state stems from a 2019 purge of inactive voters that disproportionately affected Democrats, said J. Michael Bitzer, a professor of political science at Catawba College in North Carolina. Some 235,000 Democrats and 146,000 Republicans were removed from the rolls.

Since 2016, Bitzer said, Democrats have shown gains by another metric — the number of newly registered voters in the state.

“The national narrative of simply taking the net numbers of registered Democrats and Republicans in this state belies the fact that among new registered voters, Democrats have, in total, held their own against Republicans,” he said.

In a state that Trump won by about 173,000 votes in 2016, every vote is important. Tim Wigginton, a spokesman for the North Carolina Republican Party, said the voter registration numbers were an overall plus for his party, particularly when combined with unaffiliated voters and registered Democrats who vote Republican in presidential races.

“I think it’s definitely a positive sign for Republicans,” he said.

This article originally appeared in The New York Times.

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1 hour ago, caddieman said:


So sad how the wack a doo Q theory Trump supporters have taken over the Republican Party. I yearn for the days of Reagan.

Yep, and we miss the days of JFK. When liberals weren't Lunatic leftists evil liars. 

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1 hour ago, caddieman said:


So sad how the wack a doo Q theory Trump supporters have taken over the Republican Party. I yearn for the days of Reagan.

 

I have read a couple republican strategists who talk about how the party is dead and needs a reboot. There is no doubt it has traded it's core values for a flash in the pan.... JMHO  

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9 minutes ago, Johnny Dinar said:

 

I have read a couple republican strategists who talk about how the party is dead and needs a reboot. There is no doubt it has traded it's core values for a flash in the pan.... JMHO  

100% agree

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1 hour ago, ladyGrace'sDaddy said:

Yep, and we miss the days of JFK. When liberals weren't Lunatic leftists evil liars. 

 

Sad thing is the pathetic lefty losers killed their own "best one ever" off....

How stupid is that?

CL

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1 hour ago, Johnny Dinar said:

 

I have read a couple republican strategists who talk about how the party is dead and needs a reboot. There is no doubt it has traded it's core values for a flash in the pan.... JMHO  

 

The DNC is the dead party....totally corrupt...they annoint the candidate....leaving their voters out of the mix....

 

And extremely divided....da squad vs the old dinosaurs....a house divided usually falls.....BOOM!

Just the facts....😘

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Great Republicans.

Ronald Reagan. 
George H. W. Bush

George W. Bush

John McCain

John Kasich

Believe it or not I voted for every one of them!

 

 

And now you settle for Donald J Trump.............Really? He has killed the true Republican Party

 

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49%
50%
Disapprove Disapprove +1
Presidential approval  
 
OCT 15-18, 2020
987 LV Approve
43%
51%
Disapprove Disapprove +8
Presidential approval  
 
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78,524 A Approve
44%
53%
Disapprove Disapprove +9
Presidential approval  
 
SEP 22-OCT 8, 2020
2,004 A Approve
41%
54%
Disapprove Disapprove +14
President: general election  N.C.
 
OCT 14-20, 2020
660 LV Biden
49%
46%
Trump Biden +3
President: general election  Mich.
 
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686 LV Biden
51%
44%
Trump Biden +7
President: general election  Pa.
 
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800 LV Biden
50%
47%
Trump Biden +3
President: general election  Ohio
 
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800 LV Biden
48%
47%
Trump Biden +1
President: general election  Iowa
 
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400 LV Biden
45%
More Biden +1
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1,046 LV Biden
49%
46%
Trump Biden +3
President: general election   
 
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1,046 LV Biden
48%
More Biden +2
President: general election  Ariz.
 
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800 LV Biden
47%
46%
Trump Biden +1
President: general election  Ga.
 
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759 LV   Tie More   EVEN
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54%
42%
Trump Biden +12
President: general election   
 
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54%
41%
Trump Biden +13
President: general election   
 
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53%
41%
Trump Biden +11
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51%
More Biden +11
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46%
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48%
37%
Trump Biden +11
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821 LV Biden
50%
More Biden +9
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550 LV Biden
47%
More Biden +5
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50%
More Biden +9
President: general election  N.C.
 
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51%
47%
Trump Biden +3
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646 LV Biden
50%
48%
Trump Biden +2
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706 RV Biden
50%
47%
Trump Biden +3
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646 LV Biden
49%
More Biden +1
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706 RV Biden
48%
More Biden +2
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863 LV Biden
48%
47%
Trump Biden +1
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625 LV Biden
39%
56%
Trump Trump +17
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49%
More Biden +5
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800 LV Biden
51%
More Biden +8
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46%
39%
Trump Biden +8
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52%
44%
Republican Democrat +8
Generic ballot   
 
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1,583 RV Democrat
47%
36%
Republican Democrat +11
Generic ballot   
 
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1,465 LV Democrat
51%
40%
Republican Democrat +11
U.S. Senate
 
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660 LV Cunningham
47%
47%
Tillis   EVEN
U.S. Senate
 
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686 LV Peters
50%
45%
James Peters +5
U.S. Senate
 
Iowa  
OCT 18-19, 2020
400 LV Greenfield
48%
More Greenfield +5
U.S. Senate
 
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OCT 18-19, 2020
600 LV Hegar
41%
More Cornyn +8
U.S. Senate
 
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OCT 13-19, 2020
759 LV Warnock
45%
41%
Loeffler Warnock +4
U.S. Senate
 
Ga.  
OCT 13-19, 2020
759 LV Warnock
45%
41%
Collins Warnock +4
U.S. Senate
 
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OCT 13-19, 2020
759 LV Warnock
32%
More Warnock +9
U.S. Senate
 
Ga.  
OCT 13-19, 2020
759 LV   Tie More   EVEN
U.S. Senate
 
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OCT 16-18, 2020
550 LV Kelly
48%
42%
McSally Kelly +6
U.S. Senate
 
N.C.  
OCT 15-18, 2020
1,155 LV Cunningham
49%
47%
Tillis Cunningham +1
U.S. Senate
 
N.C.  
OCT 12-17, 2020
646 LV Cunningham
49%
47%
Tillis Cunningham +2
U.S. Senate
 
N.C.  
OCT 12-17, 2020
706 RV Cunningham
49%
46%
Tillis Cunningham +3
U.S. Senate
 
Minn.  
OCT 12-15, 2020
1,021 LV Smith
48%
More Smith +4
U.S. Senate
 
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800 LV Hickenlooper
51%
42%
Gardner Hickenlooper +9
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400 LV Tims
40%
45%
Turner Turner +5
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500 LV Shalala
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43%
Salazar Shalala +7
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449 LV Scholten
47%
42%
Meijer Scholten +5
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50%
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43%
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Biden Campaign IMPLODING as EARLY VOTING in Key Swing States FAILS MISERABLY!!!

 

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WesleyAPEX
1 day ago
I never thought Republicans would ever win in early voting lol. Must be a ton of democrats voting for Trump.


Dan
1 day ago
Greetings from London England 💪 TRUMP 2020  A win for TRUMP is a WIN for WORLD DEMOCRACY

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Republican Mask Manufacturer Says He'll Vote Biden After Trump 'Politicized' COVID-19

 

The Republican executive of a company that manufactures medical masks said Tuesday that he will vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, due to President Donald Trump’s “politicized” response to the coronavirus crisis.

Mike Bowen ― executive vice president of Texas-based Prestige Ameritech, the largest producer of N95 masks and respirators in the U.S. ― said in a statement to HuffPost that Trump’s handling of the pandemic has “greatly increased death and suffering in America.”

“President Trump downplayed the virus, missed opportunities, and wasted precious time,” Bowen said in his statement. “He has also politicized the wearing of masks. ... The man has politicized a life-saving medical device and has teased people for wearing it!”

“Mr. Trump is a self-proclaimed ‘genius’ who prefers his own magical thinking to the advice of experts and scientists,” Bowen continued, adding: “The next time that there is a scientifically minded Republican presidential candidate, I will vote for her or him. This time, however, there is only one scientifically minded person in the race. That person is Joe Biden.”

Bowen, who describes himself as a lifelong Republican, testified before Congress in May that the country’s dependence on foreign masks had been a national security risk for several years.

Executive Vice President of Prestige Ameritech Mike Bowen testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health in May. Prestige Ameritech is the largest producer of surgical masks in the United States. (Photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Executive Vice President of Prestige Ameritech Mike Bowen testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health in May. Prestige Ameritech is the largest producer of surgical masks in the United States. (Photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS)

During that same hearing, Dr. Rick Bright, the former director of the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), testified that Bowen had warned federal officials as early as January that the country faced a mask shortage.

Bright served as director of BARDA for nearly four years until, in his words, he was ousted in April for objecting to pressure from Trump administration officials who wanted the agency to invest in unproven COVID-19 drugs and vaccines.

“I’ll never forget the emails I received from Mike Bowen indicating that our mask supply, our N95 respirator supply, was completely decimated,” Bright testified. “And he said, ‘We’re in deep ****. The world is. And we need to act.’ ... We were already behind the ball.”

Bowen appears in the newly released documentary “Totally Under Control,” which examines the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic.

“Around 2005, all of the major mask makers left the country,” Bowen says in the film. “It put the U.S. mask supply in the hands of foreign control and could be subject to diversion during the pandemic. And that’s what I’ve been warning about for years.”

He added: “I voted for Donald Trump. I thought, you know, if I contact enough people in the administration somebody ― one of these people ― is going to look at this and say, ‘Hey, this is a problem. Maybe we ought to call this guy.’ And no, I couldn’t get any ― I didn’t get any response there.”

As of Wednesday, the U.S. continued to lead the world in confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths. Nationwide, there have been more than 8.2 million cases and at least 221,000 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

 

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/republican-mask-manufacturer-biden-trump-161130153.html

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And again back to the topic.................

 

CNN Polls: Biden holds double-digit lead in Pennsylvania, while Florida is tight

In Florida, which has 29 electoral votes and is a critical battleground in the presidential race, 50% of likely voters say they back Biden, 46% Trump. The difference between the two is right at the poll's margin of sampling error, meaning there is no clear leader in the survey. 
 
The Pennsylvania results show Biden well ahead in the state, which holds 20 electoral votes, with 53% of likely voters behind him and 43% backing Trump.

 

 

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1 hour ago, caddieman said:

And again back to the topic.................

 

CNN Polls: Biden holds double-digit lead in Pennsylvania, while Florida is tight

In Florida, which has 29 electoral votes and is a critical battleground in the presidential race, 50% of likely voters say they back Biden, 46% Trump. The difference between the two is right at the poll's margin of sampling error, meaning there is no clear leader in the survey. 
 
The Pennsylvania results show Biden well ahead in the state, which holds 20 electoral votes, with 53% of likely voters behind him and 43% backing Trump.

 

 

Surprised CNN isn't  claiming a triple digit lead.....the legions could  just skip going to the polls....stay home under the covers wearing their masks....(sorry couldn't help myself....Haha....just a joke!)

CL 

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