[Breitbart] Wednesday on the "Tom Joyner Morning Show," MSNBC host Al Sharpton said the Georgia gubernatorial election was "stolen" from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams by Republican Brian Kemp.
Discussing the 2018 midterm results in Florida, Georgia and Mississippi, Sharpton said, "Blacks lost for governor in two and senator in one but made measurable increases in our vote. I believe we won Georgia, it was robbed."
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[Daily Caller] Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio Cortez on Friday likened her own election victory and the victories of other Democrats to the civil rights movement, voter enfranchisement, and the Moon landings.
"This is not just about a green new deal," Ocasio-Cortez said on Friday, speaking in front of the Capitol with a group of Democratic lawmakers in support of the "Green New Deal," an attempt to make climate change a priority of the incoming Democratic-majority Congress.
"This is about a new deal for the United States of America," she continued. "Because in every moment when our country has reached the depths of darkness, in every moment when we were at the brink, at the cusp of an abyss and we did not know if we would be capable of saving ourselves, we have. We’ve done it. We’ve dug deep and we’ve done what we thought was impossible."
Ocasio-Cortez then seemed to equate major milestones in American history, like the establishment of civil rights and the Moon landing, to herself and other Democrats winning their elections. (RELATED: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Equates Ending Of Slavery To Electing Democrats)
"We went to the Moon, we electrified the nation, we established civil rights, we enfranchised the country. We dig deep and we did it. We did it when no one else thought that we could. That’s what we did when so many of us won in elections this year. That’s what so many of us did."
[Townhall] House Speaker Paul Ryan questioned California’s ballot-counting process after Democrats were able to flip several GOP-held seats.
The state’s election system "defies logic to me," he said during an interview with the Washington Post’s Paul Kane. "We had a lot of wins that night, and three weeks later we lost basically every contested California race. This election system they have, I can’t begin to understand what ballot harvesting is."
"We were only down 26 seats the night of the election and three weeks later, we lost basically every California race," he continued. "This election system they have ‐ I can’t begin to understand what ’ballot harvesting’ is."
He did not accuse the state of any wrongdoing and his campaign spokesman Jeremy Adler later clarified in a statement to The Hill that "The Speaker did not and does not dispute the [election] results."
"I just think it’s weird," he said when pressed by Kane during the event.
[Breitbart] California Democrats "stole" the midterm election using a new method that is illegal elsewhere but completely legal in the Golden State: a practice called "ballot harvesting," which allows third parties to submit mail-in ballots for voters.
It sounds "bizarre," as outgoing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) described it to the Washington Post on Thursday ‐ but it is absolutely true: Democratic operatives handed in pile after pile of other people’s ballots.
And Demorats are proud of it, mocking Republicans for failing to take advantage of a new law signed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2016, over GOP objections, that allows "ballot harvesting," and which some Republicans are now blaming for their defeat.
The practice explains several mysteries about the 2018 election, such as: why mail-in ballots caused massive shifts toward Democrats in races Republicans thought they won on Election Night; why Republicans won the turnout battle in the primary, but lost it in the general election; and why Democrats with party backing defeated fellow Democrats without it ‐ even when the latter had more money.
"Ballot harvesting" by Democratic Party operatives ‐ a surprise tactic they likely saved for the general election ‐ appears to have made the difference. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday that Democrats ran a disciplined, door-to-door campaign offering to deliver voters’ ballots to the polls:
Hastening the day that voting will be a full contact sport, no mailing it in allowed.
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"You know, comrades," says Stalin, "that I think in regard to this: I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this — who will count the votes, and how."
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
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