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Will republicans be able to hold on to a majority in both chambers of the legislature after the upcoming November elections? Most likely, yes, but there are no guarantees. Most astute observers believe that republicans are poised to increase their majority to two, and possibly three, in both chambers. But that can happen only if we get all hands on deck pulling in the same direction. That simply means that the primary winners must make a serious effort to attract the supporters of the losing candidates, and the losing candidates must make a serious effort to endorse and/or encourage their followers to support the primary winners.
If the democrats were to gain the majority in the legislature, can we count on the governor to veto all the bad bills that they will pass? Most likely not. In fact, we have no guarantee that we will have a republican governor. Arizona voters have a spotty record in this area. Remember Babbitt and Napolitano?…..
Democratic Party nominee Katie Hobbs has finally agreed to face off with Republican Party nominee Kari Lake in a debate. Surprisingly, Hobbs has opted for the pricey 2022 Gubernatorial Candidate Forum held by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, while expressing reluctance to participate in the more widely covered taxpayer-funded Citizen’s Clean Elections debate.
At a time when more Arizonans are struggling to deal with inflation and rising prices on food and gas for their vehicles, the corporatists at the Arizona Chamber of Commerce are charging $60 for a single ticket for the September 7 event.
In addition to the debate, that $60 will get attendees “cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a special presentation from our Presenting Sponsor, Amazon.”
The legal team under the Democratic Party’s top election lawyer, Marc Elias, is suing to keep Arizona’s voter rolls as they are, even if they’re rife with ineligible voters.
According to a lawsuit filed on Monday, the legal team argued that SB1260, which Governor Doug Ducey signed into law in June, infringed on the right to vote as well as the rights of free speech and association. SB1260 requires county recorders to cancel voter registrations for persons registered to vote in another county, and makes it a felony to help cast a vote for an individual registered out of state…..
On Wednesday, YouTube suspended the “Louder With Crowder” show for their interview with Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake last week.
YouTube explained in a notice that the show contained content that propagated “false claims that widespread fraud, errors, or glitches” changed the 2020 election results leading to Joe Biden’s presidency…..
History isn’t just something that ought to be taught, read, or encouraged only because it will make us better citizens,” wrote historian David McCullough. “It will make us a better citizen and it will make us more thoughtful and understanding human beings.”
Arizonans deserve and need the best social studies education for their children. Their elected representatives already have done a good deal this year to improve their public schools’ social studies instruction. Their work includes increasing the passing score for the civics test from 60% to 70%, requiring a comparative discussion of political ideologies that conflict with the principles of freedom and democracy, and providing age-appropriate instruction on the 9-11 terrorist attacks.
But Arizona won’t have a firm basis for social studies instruction until the State Board of Education adopts better History and Social Science Standards…..
The debate over election fraud versus voter suppression is high-stakes and high-intensity. Trump loyalists insist the election was stolen, mechanically rigged, and rife with fraudulent actors. Democrats continue to insist that fraud never happens, an argument easily swatted away by the existence of thousands of documented incidents.
But Democrats have a point in that the problematic behaviors—bulk mail voting, ballot harvesting, and related practices—were permitted by law in most states. That means, according to the “fact checkers,” all reasonable people must agree that there was no fraud.
Trump fought the wrong war at the wrong time. While he was ranting about corrupt voting machines, rogue election workers, and a cascade of assorted allegations, Democrats in the last two elections were cleverly creating election rules intended to generate a permanent majority…..
Are you fed up? Are you worried that America in rapidly sliding into a neo-Marxist state by the radical left in control of Washington with historically narrow majorities in the U.S. House and Senate and an Executive controlled by unnamed far leftists in place of a clinically incompetent President Biden? They are desperate to keep power and complete their radical progressive agenda that will change America and our liberty forever.
Americans just witnessed the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 without one Republican vote in the U.S. Senate and House (just as Obamacare was passed in 2010). The IRS will be hiring 87,000 new agents, many armed, to terrorize American taxpayers.
Americans witnessed the FBI raid at the Trump Mar-A-Lago home and property of President Trump, truly a first in all of American history. We know what that is about.
It is undeniable that the Democrat Party and the administrative state (the executive branches of the DOJ, FBI, IRS, et al) are clear and present dangers to our Republic and our liberty as they increasingly veer further away from the rule of law and the Constitution. What is the solution? At this critical juncture, there is only one action we can all take.
The only viable and timely solution at this critical point is to vote – yes, vote correctly and smartly to retake the U.S. House and Senate on November 8th and to prepare the way to retake the White House in two years. Vote and help everyone you know to vote. Please click the TAKE ACTION link below – we must vote correctly and in great numbers to be sure our votes are counted to diminish the potential for the left to rig and steal the midterms and the 2024 elections as they are clearly intending to do after their success in 2020.