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Michigan Governor Dumps Democrat Consulting Firm Hired to Handle Coronavirus Contact Tracing

Gretchen Whitmer was embarrased for her extreme cronyism.

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has dumped a Democrat consulting firm that she hired to handle coronavirus contact tracing in the state.

Whitmer hired Great Lakes Community Engagement, which is headed up by Democrat Party consultant Michael Kolehouse. Kolehouse drew controversy in recent weeks by wishing for President Donald Trump to “get Coronavirus ASAP” and hoping for someone to “do the country a favor and cough on that man.”

She dumped Kolehouse’s operation after her administration admitted that the normal protocols were not used in awarding the contract. Cronyism has been Whitmer’s hallmark since assuming the office of the governor in 2019.

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“This contract should have been approved by the State Emergency Operations Center,” a Whitmer spokesperson said in an email. “This issue is being corrected, and a different vendor and software platform will be selected by the SEOC. The state is committed to ensuring this important tracing work can begin quickly to help save lives, while also ensuring that public health data is safe and secure.”

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Republicans throughout the state have pilloried Whitmer for essentially giving a kickback to Democrat operatives during the coronavirus pandemic.

“I want to know how Gov. Whitmer’s administration decided to hire this company without a competitive bid process, or letting the Legislature — charged with ensuring accountability within state government — know about it,” Republican state representative Shane Hernandez of Port Huron said in a letter to Gov. Whitmer.

“I want to know what safeguards the governor has in place to ensure the information gathered during this COVID-19 response doesn’t wind up in the hands of any campaigns,” he added.

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, a native of Michigan, also pointed out Whitmer’s poor leadership:

The issue was initially discovered by Livingston county commissioner Wes Nakagiri, a tea party organizer in the state, who exposed the issue in a series of press releases.

“I’ve been involved with grassroots activists for a little over a decade,” Nakagiri said to the Washington Free Beacon. “I’ve never seen anything like this on the conservative side of the ledger, where you’ve got this entity working with governmental bodies, dumping huge networks of information into one database. They’re asking for contact information, they’re asking for who else lives in the house—it’s troubling that this information is being stored in a Democrat-aligned database.”

Whitmer has used the pandemic to promote her own leadership profile in the hopes of becoming Vice President. Her posturing may backfire as her corrupt actions are exposed and protests such as Operation Gridlock undermine her authority.

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New York Young Republicans Threaten to Sue Gov. Andrew Cuomo Following Attacks Against 1st Amendment

They will not bow to Cuomo’s tyranny.

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The New York Young Republicans are under fire from the Democrat establishment for planning to hold an in-person event as Gov. Andrew Cuomo is instituting another business-crippling lockdown.

The group is not backing down under fire, as evidenced by a Twitter thread from the group’s president, Gavin Wax. Wax has said that his group will strike back in court if state thugs unduly restrict their 1st Amendment right to organize politically.

Additionally, Wax appeared on the “War Room” podcast to discuss the entire situation on Wednesday:

Big League Politics has covered the New York Young Republican club as they have stood boldly against Cuomo’s persecution of Jewish groups:

A controversial crack down by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio against Hasidic Jews was met with sharp criticism by Gavin Wax, the president of the New York Young Republican Club.

Earlier this week, many Hasidic Jews took to the streets to protest Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new restrictions on schools, businesses, and places of worship in nine neighborhoods with rising Wuhan virus cases.

The New York Young Republican Club criticized the de Blasio government’s “radical and inconsistent enforcement actions” against Jewish worshippers practicing their faith during, Sukkot, an important Jewish holiday.

In a statement it released on October 8, 2020, the New York Young Republican Club asserted that “The rights of all Americans to assemble, whether in religious celebration or protest, cannot and should not be infringed and even in a global pandemic can be observed with the proper safeguards and health awareness.”

The Republican organization called attention to how New York City leadership has messed up political priorities by “allowing extremism from left to continue unabated and un-policed, from blocking streets and bridges to looting and rioting, while not hesitating to condemn and disturb the peaceful exercise of Jews’ religious rites.”

In addition, it argued that “arbitrary application of regulations and safeguards under the guise of public health and safety reeks of selective priority and in a time when so many have died, while some turn to government and progressivism as a religion for comfort, others turn to God and de Blasio should not stand in the way.”

More populist anger is rapidly building against Cuomo and other lockdown proponents who want to replace the Bill of Rights and Constitution with permanent technocracy.

The New York Young Republicans event is scheduled to take place at 6pm tonight in an undisclosed location. The guests of honor will be Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and journalist James O’Keefe.

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