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Rajan Laad: Democrats dodge debates in Arizona and Pennsylvania
If the overall mood of the nation is any indication, it appears that the GOP could win back both the House and the Senate during the mid-terms.
Joe Biden’s catastrophic presidency and the Democrats’ support for issues that stand against both popular and national interests are the primary causes of this anti-Democrat wave.
Despite the likelihood of facing defeat, the Democrats have put on a defiant display.
They seldom concede any of their mistakes; in fact, they run in the opposite direction and demonize and dehumanize their political opponents and their supporters as extremists who are a threat to Democracy.
Biden’s hateful unhinged speech last week is ample proof of that…..
Read this article at American Thinker.
Arizona Daily Independent: Hobbs Rejects Debate Against Lake, Kelly Sets Terms To Debate Masters
On Friday, with just hours to go before the deadline to commit to the Arizona Clean Elections Commission, Sen. Mark Kelly agreed to debate Republican challenger Blake Masters. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs declined to debate Republican candidate Kari Lake.
Despite the fact that Kelly set the terms for the debate, Arizonans will at least have an opportunity to see both candidates go toe to toe.
Hobbs, who also skipped the Democratic Party’s Primary debate, rejected any terms for a debate, insisting on separate interviews instead, to ensure that she will not have to share a stage with Lake.
Hobbs made her demands in a letter to the Citizens Clean Election Commission on Friday.
Lake called Hobbs a “coward” for bailing on the debate.
“13 days ago, I offered up the sweetest debate offer in history,” tweeted Lake. “@katiehobbs waited until 2 hours before the official @AZCCEC deadline & denied my offer. She has disdain for us, Arizona. She thinks we are beneath her.”…..
Arizona Free Enterprise Club: It Is Critical to Drain the School Board Swamp This November
Public schools are out of control. And it’s going to get worse if we don’t do something about it. Unfortunately, for far too long, school board elections have been some of the most ignored around our state. But whether you have kids in public school, private school, or homeschool—whether your kids are out of school or you don’t have kids at all—this year’s school board election will affect you.
How? Take a look at some of the worst abuses in public school districts in the past year…..
Help Us Build a School Board Red Wave in Arizona
While there are many important offices up for election this November, defeating the Left isn’t just about winning statewide races. We must take our local school board elections seriously if we are going to stop their radical woke agenda.
And you can help us take our School Boards back by supporting our AZ Red Wave Program through our Freedom Club PAC!
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Help STOP teachers’ unions and the woke liberals who are currently controlling our public school districts and school boards. Donate to the AZ Red Wave Program through our Freedom Club PAC now!…..
Christopher Roach: Joe Biden’s Hateful Attack on Half the Country
It’s a good thing Joe Biden is such a mediocre public speaker, because his political beliefs are positively dangerous.
In a primetime address Thursday in front of Independence Hall—complete withominous red mood lighting and the occasional blaring of police sirens and hecklers—Biden effectively declared war on half the country.
“MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution,” he said. “They do not believe in the rule of law. They do not recognize the will of the people. They refuse to accept the results of a free election . . . They embrace anger. They thrive on chaos. They live not in the light of truth but in the shadow of lies.”
While he qualified his remarks by saying “not every Republican is a MAGA Republican,” he does not mean it. He knows that a strong majority of Republicans have a favorable view of Trump and will support him if he runs again……
Cole Lauterbach: Arizona initiative to overturn several election laws pulled from fall ballot
(The Center Square) – Many of Arizona’s recent election reforms as a whole will not be on the November ballot.
The Arizonans for Free and Fair Elections Act has been kicked off the November ballot following a state Supreme Court review.
The Supreme Court affirmed Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Joseph Mikitish’s Friday morning signature revision, lowering the number of signatures gathered by supporters that were deemed valid to be 1,458 short of qualifying for the November general election. Mikitish had originally estimated the Free and Fair Elections Act had garnered just enough to earn a place on the ballot.
Initially, Mikitish ruled the initiative’s supporters had collected 239,926 signatures, 2,281 more than the threshold that would have invalidated it. But, the Supreme Court had ordered Mikitish to explain the math behind his estimation, leading to a revision.
“The ruling today vindicates what we knew all along: the radical Free and Fair election initiative lacked enough lawful signatures to qualify for the ballot,” said Scot Mussi, president of the Arizona Free Enterprise Club and lead plaintiff in the case. “The other side knew it too, and that is why their lawyers tried to get the court to adopt a rigged methodology to calculate the final number of valid signatures that would sneak their disqualified measure onto the ballot.
Mussi said the qualification formula “cherry picked data that boosted their numbers, even including signatures that were disqualified by the counties in the random sample.”
Initiative organizers weren’t immediately available for comment Friday afternoon.
A successful initiative would have fully-reinstated the Permanent Early Voter List, undoing legislation that would require voters who don’t send in two consecutive ballots to respond to a postcard that they’d like to stay on the mail-in list…..
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.