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Doug Burgum says he’s out.  He was my favorite candidate.  I guess I knew he would not get anywhere, but I kept hoping until the inevitable happened.  e.g.:  So, who’s next? Preview Open

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10. What is to be done about the Wisconsin Elections Commission? Those guys are terrible.  They encouraged election illegality and insecurity on a very large scale in 2020.  Here’s an intro to one of their egregious sins. 9. What were those computer nerds talking about with respect to “ghost ballots” in Michigan?  Is there any […]

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Turkey Day is behind us and we’re back to business. Elon Musk has gone to war – with Media Matters, with the woke corporations being manipulated by them and literally walking into a war zone in Israel.

At home we check in for the latest from Arizona politics with fellow podcaster Amber May and then Dennis fights a little battle of his own – with a billionaire of a different stripe.

My Life Story, or Am I the One Who Is Out of Touch?


Many years ago Mitchell and Webb did a comedy sketch as two German officers in WWII where one asks, “Are we the baddies?” There they are with the Death’s Head symbols on their hats and coffee mugs suspecting that something could be amiss with the side they’ve chosen.

I just received an e-mail from a politician with the subject line of, “My Life Story.” Now, this is a politician from another state for whom I cannot vote for anything, unless he has decided to run for a lower office. (Those who know the Constitution know what I mean here.) Even if I could vote for him, what possible reason could he have for thinking that I want to know anything about him or his life story? I don’t care about his life story. I care about his voting record and what he is doing behind the scenes with legislation in the cloak room. Do people actually open these sorts of campaign e-mails?

Joe Selvaggi engages in a conversation with constitutional scholar Attorney Clark Neily to explore the oral arguments presented in the US Supreme Court case USA v Rahimi. The discussion delves into the intricate examination of behavioral history and the legal processes involved in restricting an individual from owning a firearm.


Electronic Fraud in the 2020 Election: More Likely than Not


Cheating in elections is as old as–well, as old as elections. Cheating in elections using paper is as old as the use of paper in elections.  Are we supposed to just assume that cheating in elections using computers is going to be much younger than the use of computers in elections?

I have now come to believe that it is more likely than not that there was electronic cheating in the 2020 election, but this is a defeasible conclusion — meaning that my reasons for thinking this could easily be refuted.

The Voting Machines Need to Go


The voting machines America is currently using need to go.  They breed mistrust, and there’s a reason for that: They are not trustworthy. They are also inherently undemocratic.

No, I’m not talking about 2020–well, not as such.  I’m talking about all the past elections since we started using these machines, as well as all the future ones until we come to our senses.

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Follow the link below to view the January 6th tapes for yourself. To restore America’s trust and faith in their Government we must have transparency. This is another step towards keeping the promises I made when I was elected to be your Speaker. This website will be updated… — Speaker Mike Johnson (@SpeakerJohnson) November 17, […]

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Trump Facing Misguided Disqualification Efforts


Multiple efforts have been mounted to drive former President Trump off the November 2024 ballot by claiming that his activities in connection with the January 6 riots (to use an unfreighted word) at and near the Capitol constitute engaging in an insurrection sufficient to bar him from regaining the presidency. An early decision by the Minnesota Supreme Court unwisely complicated the matter. It concluded that the petitioners had standing to challenge Trump’s participation in the primary, only to hold on the merits that Minnesota law allowed voters in the primary first to decide whether to put him on the ballot. More ominously, it also held that the effort to keep Trump off the ballot was neither “ripe” nor “about to occur,” and thus could be decided on some later day, much closer to the election.

There was a spirited debate of this topic at the November 2023 Federalist Society meeting between Professors Will Baude and Michael McConnell over the various aspects of the debate, where Baude defended the insurrection charge that McConnell opposed. I disagree strongly with Baude’s conclusion and much of McConnell’s reasoning to hold off making the decision. So, I present my own view here, and insist that a correct disposition of the case would decide it on the merits right now, letting Trump win on this dispute by a TKO. To see why, it is important to tee up the full text of Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment, which reads as follows:

Section 3 Disqualification from Holding Office

What Is Up with the Critics of the Critics of the 2020 Election?


Big-deal-biden GIFs - Get the best GIF on GIPHYDo the voting systems really use fractions to report votes–like 100 votes, with Biden getting 55% of them?  Do they really report impossible results–like 101 votes, with Biden still getting 55%?  People say that sort of thing, for example Just a Mom here. And some old news called the Ramsland Affidavit here talks about using vote ratios to cheat.

Now it would be a really big deal if the critics of the 2020 election were correct that statistically impossible vote ratios occurred in the vote updates–like a string of new vote-counts from numerous different times and places having the same ratio down to 8 or 9 decimal points.   It’s even somewhat of a big deal if all we have is the fractional reporting in the first place. It’s just weird to convert an addition of 5 votes for Trump and 4 votes for Biden to a fraction instead of just . . . adding them. It’s unsettling. This isn’t how you’re supposed to do elections. One vote is supposed to just be one vote.

While continuing my quest to figure out the 2020 election, I recently did some Google searches to see if anyone had refuted the claims about the statistically impossible ratios from Just a Mom and others.

An Epiphany


I’ve been keeping fairly close track of events in the Middle East ever since Hamas launched its horrific attack against Israel on October 7. Previously, when thinking about the Jews and Israel, and their struggles with the Iranian-supported Hamas in Gaza and Hizbollah in Lebanon, I tended to view them as ‘they.’ But this time around, while reading about the atrocious brutality displayed by Hamas since the conflict began, in my mind ‘they’ quietly became ‘my people.’

If you have read my author’s biography, you’ll notice my family name is Gallagher, a good Irish name. What my author’s bio doesn’t say, however, is that my mother’s maiden name was Libman, and I’m pretty sure that name was Americanized after my mother’s relatives emigrated to the USA after the 1918 Russian Revolution.

How Did Ronna McDaniel Become RNC Chair?


Ronna McDaniel has been under fire as RNC chair for a few years already, so it raises the questions of how she ascended to lead the RNC and how she has stayed in office for six years.

McDaniel was active in Michigan politics for years. She worked in her uncle Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, and it appears he helped her become the Michigan representative on the GOP national committee in 2014.

The next year, in 2015, she was elected chair of the Michigan State Republican Committee. She checked all the boxes — she had the support of the state party establishment and the state Tea Party movement, she had demonstrated fundraising ability and campaign experience, she promised to listen more to the party grassroots, and she promised to expand the party’s base to include non-traditional groups such as minorities. Upon election, she immediately laid out a vision to win Michigan for the party’s 2016 presidential nominee.

Who Won the GOP Debate?


I didn’t watch the debate Wednesday night, nor was I planning to. Every candidate is going to say they won, and every pundit is going to let you know their preference with their critique. For example, we have this “hot take” from Mary Katherine Ham (whom I like, though I also think she has lost touch with the base).

When Will the GOP Learn? Never I Suspect


I’ll admit that I really didn’t follow this election too much.  Where I live all we had on the ballot was some school board and water district seats where the candidates were essentially carbon copies of each other and some Constitutional Amendments that are worded so carefully that it is nigh impossible for people to vote against them (of course they never talk about how they will pay for all of these things).  For example:


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Some observations:  Weirdest:  The debate included a substantial discussion about banning TicToc, and every commercial break included a TicToc ad. Strongest: Nikki Haley came across as the adult in the room, demonstrating actual knowledge and thought about big international issues.  Vivek Ramaswamy probably helped her by playing the role of the insolent rebellious kid who […]

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Saw this Xeet today via Byron York on X.  The story behind this exchange, from Matthew Hurtt, chairman of the Arlington GOP and maker of this video: 'I was at my fourth polling location for the morning handing out Republican sample ballots. I had already talked to the Democratic poll greeters and a few voters […]

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Satan on the Ballot in Virginia


Tuesday, the man Luke Rosiak writing for the Daily Wire identifies as being behind the Satan after school club at a Chesapeake, Virginia K-2 school will be on the ballot for District 90 of the Virginia House of Delegates. No points if you guessed that the candidate is the Democratic nominee. From the Wire:

A Democrat candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates in next month’s election has sought to bring an After School Satan Club into schools, raised money for the Satanic Temple, and written books about the occult for children.

Chad Benson guest hosting for Greg Corombos.

GOOD: A governor’s race in Kentucky that never looked good for the GOP is tightening in the final days.