A Republican governor from Maryland visited New Hampshire Tuesday, where he teased a presidential run during a press conference.
This is not something that I was really focused on,” Gov. Larry Hogan said. “A lot of people have been approaching me, probably since around the time of my inauguration in January. People have asked me to give this serious consideration, and I think I owe it to those people to do just that.”
Hogan did not specify which people exactly were pushing him to run.
“I’m not going to launch some kind of a suicide mission – I have a real job real day job that’s important to me, for the people of Maryland – unless I thought there was a path to victory,” he said, stressing that the filing date for candidacy is not until November.
He later remarked on what he thinks is a changing Republican Party – and one that he is unhappy with.
“It didn’t sound very much like the Republican Party that I grew up in, working for Ronald Reagan and supporting George Bush,” he said, referring to the Republican National Committee voting to wholly support Trump in 2020.
“I’m for a return to a more traditional Republican Party,” he continued.
In 2016, America voters rejected the “traditional Republican Party” and its history of doing precisely nothing for conservatism in America, in favor of President Donald J. Trump who promised to shake up the political establishment. Still, some like Hogan long for the days losing politely to rabid leftists on every issue over the past half-century.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld is one of those Republicans. He announced his intention to run against Trump during the 2020 race last week.
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DECISIVE VICTORY: Arizona Judge Rules State Senate Can Review 2.1 Million Ballots & Voting Software in Maricopa County
Friday morning, a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge gave the Trump Campaign and overall MAGA movement another small yet decisive victory in their ongoing legal battle in the 2020 Presidential Election. According to an article by the Associated Press, Judge Timothy Thomason ruled that the Arizona Senate can get access to 2.1 million voter ballots and voting machines from Maricopa County, Arizona’s most popular county which flipped Arizona from Trump to Biden. Big League Politics has previously reported on Maricopa County’s Board of Supervisors and their state of perpetual non-compliance with legally issued subpoenas by the Arizona Senate. It appears that today, Judge Thomason has officially ordered that non-compliance to end, and Maricopa County must allow the Senate to proceed with their investigation.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has previously argued that ballots should remain secret and not open to investigation. They see the subpoenas issued by the Senate as illegitimate and that they have no right to access the county’s voting hardware. In turn, the Senate and their legal team have argued that the constitution clearly gives the Legislature the responsibility to enforce the law and to maintain election integrity. It is the Senate’s role to ensure that Arizona elections are free, fair, and pure.
Judge Thomason seemingly agrees with the Senate on all fronts and has called the subpoenas “legal and enforceable”. In his ruling, the Judge also stated:
“There is no question that the Senators have the power to issue legislative subpoenas. The Subpoenas comply with the statutory requirements for legislative subpoenas. The Senate also has broad constitutional power to oversee elections. The Arizona legislature clearly has the power to investigate and examine election reform matters. Accordingly, the Senators have the power to subpoena material as part of an inquiry into election reform measures. As such, the Subpoenas have a proper legislative purpose. The Subpoenas also do not violate separation of powers principles. Production of the subpoenaed materials would not violate confidentiality laws.”
The rest of Judge’s Thomason’s ruling can be found here.
“We are thrilled and grateful that the judge was able to see the big picture in this whole issue,” said Arizona State Senate President Karen Fann. “That this has never been about overturning an election. This has always been 100% about voter integrity and finding the answers to all of our voters’ questions about the safety and security and validity of the Arizona electoral system.”
Maricopa County has been accused of committing mass voter fraud, discriminating against Trump voters and using hardware to manipulate votes for Joe Biden. Big League Politics has previously reported that former Maricopa County Treasurer Royce Flora had resigned from his office in disgust with the complacency Maricopa County played in the election fraud. Flora said that he plans to continue to push recall efforts against the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for what he sees as crimes against the people of Maricopa County.
BREAKING: A judge ruled that the Arizona Senate can get access to 2.1 million ballots from Arizona’s most populous county so it can audit results of the 2020 election.
— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) February 26, 2021
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