Democrats are making a concerted effort to make up lost ground in the middle-class states where President Donald Trump surprised them in 2016 by talking about the globalist policies that depleted the economic fighting power of the American Midwest in recent decades.
While Trump is in the middle of hammering out a deal with China — which has agreed to spend $1.2 trillion for American goods to eliminate the US-China trade deficit by 2024 — left-wing candidate Bernie Sanders is hitting the Rust Belt for campaign stops.
Sanders is barnstorming through Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.
Then on Monday, Sanders gets his very own town hall on the Fox News network, which recently hired former DNC chair Donna Brazile and added globalist Paul Ryan to its board in a Murdoch tirade against the America First movement led by President Trump.
Why is Sanders getting a prominent showcase on Fox News, which still employs anti-Trump commentators Shep Smith and Chris Wallace and others?
Perhaps the globalist “Right” does not want Trump’s America First pro-domestic manufacturing policies to take over the Republican Party once and for all.
The state of Iowa and many other states around the country are grappling with the decision of whether or not to grant voting rights to felons, but 2020 presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wants to take it a step furtherand allow prisoners to vote while behind bars.
While meeting at a middle school gym auditorium in Muscatine, IA on Saturday, Sanders was asked whether or not individuals in prison should be allowed to vote. Sanders gave the notion a full-throated endorsement.
“I think that is absolutely the direction we should go,” he said.
Sanders’ liberal state of Vermont is the only state in the nation besides Maine to allow prisoners to vote while they are still incarcerated. As President, he would work to expand those policies to the rest of the nation.
“In my state, what we do is separate. You’re paying a price, you committed a crime, you’re in jail. That’s bad,” he said. “But you’re still living in American society and you have a right to vote. I believe in that, yes, I do.”
While Sanders paints his proposal in terms of fairness and social justice, the more likely reason why he and other liberals would want prisoners, felons, and other law-breakers to vote is because they are known to cast their ballots overwhelmingly for the Democratic Party candidate.
A study conducted in 2002 by researchers Christopher Uggen and Jeff Manza discovered that “Democratic candidates would have received about 7 out of every 10 votes cast by the felons and ex-felons in 14 of the last 15 US Senate election years.”
Uggen and Manza also argued that if felons were allowed to vote in Florida, the hotly contested 2000 presidential election would have swung in Democrat Al Gore’s favor.
“Had disenfranchised felons been permitted to vote, we estimate that Gore’s margin of victory in the popular vote would have surpassed 1 million votes,” Uggen and Manza said in their study.
“Regardless of the popular vote, however, one state – Florida – held the balance of power. If disenfranchised felons in Florida had been permitted to vote, Democrat Gore would certainly have carried the state, and the election,” they added.
A different academic survey that was published in The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science showed that felons prefer the Democratic Party by a wide margin.
In New York, 61.5 percent of felons who registered to vote registered as a Democrat while only 9 percent registered Republican. In New Mexico, 51.9 percent of felons registered Democrat versus 10.2 percent that registered as a Republican. The results were the same for North Carolina as well, with 54.6 percent of felons registering Democratic and only 10.2 percent registering as Republican.
While reviewing a May 2005 Public Opinion Strategies survey of 602 adults in Washington State, crime researcher Dr. John Lott noticed the findings showed that felons preferred Democrats. Dr. Lott found that “felons were 36 percent more likely than non-felons, with the same characteristics, to have voted for John Kerry over George W. Bush and 37 percent more likely to be registered Democrats.”
“African-American and Asian felons in Washington reported that they voted exclusively for Kerry,” Dr. Lott said, also noting that additional studies estimated that former President Bill Clinton dominated the felon vote with 86 percent in 1992 and an incredible 93 percent in 1996.
Allowing prisoners to vote in addition to felons will only swing things even further in the direction of the Democrats, who also have progressive globalist financier Soros helping to caravan the next generation of liberal voters up from the third-world across the porous US southern border. Sanders wants to stack the deck electorally to transform America into a fully socialist nation.
Texas Political Establishment Attempts to Derail Shelley Luther’s Campaign
The special election for Texas’ Senate District 30 is on pace to be one of the most heated races in the Lone Star State.
At a candidate forum on September 18, 2020, Shelley Luther, the Dallas salon owner who was jailed for opening her business in defiance of Governor Greg Abbott’s shutdown order, confronted outgoing State Senator Pat Fallon.
Fallon vacated his seat and is now backing a successor in State Representative Drew Springer.
“We don’t want somebody who’s going to be at odds with our Republican governor,” Fallon said September 18 at the Grayson County Republican Women’s Club.
I didn’t support some of the things that he has done about opening up. … So, he’s made some mistakes. He’s our Republican governor, the 80/20 rule … because you’re not going to get any bills passed unless the governor signs them.
“Let me make something clear. I am accountable to my fellow citizens in Senate District 30. Not our Governor,” Luther responded on September 19 on Facebook:
This is exactly what is wrong with Austin. Our politicians are more loyal to Abbott than us, even when they disagree with him.
I will work with Governor Abbott when he is fighting to protect the liberty of Texans, and I will oppose him when he pushes unilateral dictates that shut down our local businesses.
Fallon and Luther had a tense exchange, which was caught on video.
“You want me to go all in on this race?” Fallon questioned Luther. “I have been 5 percent in on this race. You want me to go all in on it, I’m welcome to.”
“This has become a straight-up fight between Abbott and the ‘Kumbaya’ Professional Political Class vs. the grassroots and people who remember what limited government and principles should look like,” opined conservative activist Mike Openshaw.
“Respectfully, being willing to be jailed for fighting over-reaching government shows principle; that counts for something, Patrick,” Openshaw continued.
Luther has recently received endorsements from conservative Collin County Judge Chris Hill and Young Conservatives of Texas. Springer, on the other hand, received an endorsement from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which asserted that Luther was going down a “far right” path.
A Republican is expected to carry the senate district, which may still require a runoff if the leading candidate does not get enough votes during the first round of the special election.
Election Day will be on September 29.
Luther is viewed as the truly conservative option and many believe she could help break the political status quo in Austin that has kept conservative legislation from ever being passed.
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