The Sheriff of Vanderburgh County, Indiana announced that he is changing his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican on Thursday, stating the far-left party’s support for criminal race riots and opposition to American principles had become too much for him.
Sheriff David Wedding blasted his former political party at a press conference announcing the switch, speaking with Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch.
Sheriff Wedding stated that he is “tired of seeing fires set in our streets. I’m tired of people defying God, our church, our police, our government and everything we stand for.”
At one point in the press conference, Sheriff Wedding pointed to a great American flag flying in the vicinity of his address, and said that many Democrats want to “burn that thing every day.”
“Watching the daily burning of American flags, failing to be able to use the word “God” in any sentence at most Democrat-led functions, denouncing law enforcement as if we’re the evil people. I am very proud of my profession in law enforcement and when people attack us, it’s pretty insulting.”
Another Democrat Sheriff in Indiana, Posey County Sheriff Tom Latham, recently made the same party switch, summarizing the same issues with the national Democratic Party as the cause.
Indiana is a solidly red state, although it was Democrat leaning as recently as in 2008. The same situation may very well be playing out in counties in more competitive swing states that neighbor the state, such as Michigan and Wisconsin.
Billionaire Mike Bloomberg Pays $16 Million in Fines of Black and Hispanic Felons to Enable Them to Vote
Billionaire and former New York City Mayor has raised $16 million dollars to pay off outstanding fines of Black and Hispanic felons in Florida, according to reporting from Axios on Tuesday. Florida restricts the voting rights of convicted criminals until they’ve paid off fines levied for their crimes by the criminal justice system.
It appears that Bloomberg’s fine repayment initative was only available to Black and Hispanic felons. Axios reported that to qualify for Bloomberg’s money, applicants had to have outstanding fines of less than $1,500, be already registered to vote, and to be Black or Latino.
White felons need not apply.
The program has reportedly already cleared the fines of 32,000 felons in the state, enabling them to vote in the election. It erases the punitive aspect of the court system’s fines, which were levied in the first place in order to require convicted criminals to personally make amends for their actions.
Bloomberg’s felon bailout giveaway is legally questionable, and Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz has requested that Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody investigate what he’s doing. If he’s paying felons to vote for any one specific candidate, Bloomberg is in violation of campaign finance rules and could be liable to serve jail time .
#BREAKING: I'm calling on the Florida Attorney General to launch an investigation into @MikeBloomberg for potentially engaging in bribery and vote buying in the state of Florida. pic.twitter.com/2pAjZlAwSh
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) September 22, 2020
“The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy and no American should be denied that right,” said a Bloomberg spokesperson when asked about the fine repayment initiative. But it doesn’t seem as if the failed Democratic primary candidate is willing to buy back the voting rights of individuals who might be less inclined to vote for Joe Biden in November.
Bloomberg already tried and failed to buy the nomination in the Democratic primary, and now he’s trying to buy the crucial swing state of Florida for Joe Biden. Corrupt oligarchs should not be allowed to abuse the political system with impunity.
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