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Susan Bucher Threw Out Thousands of Signatures in 2017, Gave No Reason

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Palm Beach County election supervisor Susan Bucher did not feel the need to explain her decision to unilaterally reject thousands of signatures in a 2017 effort to recall some of the city council members in Riviera Beach, Florida.

In the 2018 election fiasco, Bucher is compelled by an order from state Judge Krista Marx to hand over the fraudulent ‘duplicate ballots’ that Bucher’s office made, which she used as stand-ins for ballots that her office claims were incorrectly filled out. (READ ABOUT BUCHER’S BALLOTS AND THE DEADLINE THAT HAS PASSED.)

But we know that Bucher has a troubled history overseeing our democratic process.

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WPTV 5 reported in 2017:

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The Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections, Susan Bucher, has rejected all but two signatures out of around 8,600, submitted in an effort to recall three Riviera Beach City Council members.

Bucher never gave a reason for her decision.

WPTV reached out multiple times to Bucher and her office to get an explanation but got no response.

“I’m just in shock and wondering how in the world could you do this?” Amon Yisrael, who led the recall effort said.

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Susan Bucher is garnering the scorn of the American people, some of whom showed up to her Saturday hearing with Judge Marx to make it known that they believe she is a criminal:

Rick Scott excoriated the breakdown in the rule of law in Broward County, which, like Palm Beach County, is the site of Democrat vote-finding missions.

Broward County counted votes after Saturday’s noon deadline, engendering Scott’s outrage.

Now, Broward County is set to begin a recount at 7 AM on Sunday morning.

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BEWARE: New ‘Conservative Economics’ Think Tank by National Review Hack is Another #NeverTrump Grift

Columnist Oren Cass has a history of opposing Trump and denigrating his supporters.

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Public policy analyst and conservative author Oren Cass announced today that he would be establishing American Compass, a thinktank with a focus on populist economics that is set to open in May.

“Delighted to announce the formation of American Compass, whose mission is to restore an economic consensus that emphasizes the importance of family, community, and industry to the nation’s liberty and prosperity,” Cass wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

While Cass may act like he wants to offer an “America First” vision for conservatism, his history of writings at National Review indicate that he is another Never Trumper attempting to reinvent himself in order to grift or co-opt the movement Trump is responsible for creating.

“Keeping any distance in the public mind between conservatism and Trumpism — not just checking his executive power, but continually repudiating his demagoguery and standing beside its targets — will require a Herculean effort in the coming years. Perhaps it will be impossible. But we should try, most importantly because it is the right thing to do,” Cass wrote in an article just days after Trump was elected President.

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“Conservatives cannot afford to have their long-standing agenda become indistinguishable from the noxious elements of Trumpism… But to be viable (or deserving of respect) in the long term, Republicans will have to sustain that coalition independent of the antidemocratic and intolerant aspects that Trump leveraged. Some will smirk that this is impossible and guts the core appeal of Trumpism, but if that’s true, then we’ll have to ensure its gutting anyway,” he added.

In a previous op/ed, Cass lauded Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) as the paragon of virtue while denigrating Trump’s brand of politics and insulting his fans.

“The real difference is that Romney held himself each day to the highest standards of decency and felt keenly the burdens of leadership, while Trump is an entertainer committed to delivering whatever irrational blather of insults, threats, and lies will earn the most retweets,” Cass wrote.

“The Trump phenomenon does not deserve elevation to the level of some reasonable response, needed movement, or well-earned comeuppance. It is best regarded as some combination of nihilistic joke and authoritarian fantasy,” he added.

In his latest screed laying out the philosophical basis for his new thinktank, Cass never mentions Trump, or even Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson, even once. He instead name drops Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) as the model for his brand of conservatism.

“The problems animating America’s resurgent populism are very real. They will be solved neither by the ideological alignments that governed us into the crisis nor by that populism itself, which has demonstrated no ability to formulate or implement a coherent response,” he wrote.

Cass’ new project will create a “coherent response” to mounting societal problems that fits neatly within the parameters of globalism and politics-as-usual. Similar to National Review editor Rich Lowry with his book “The Case for Nationalism,” Cass is another establishment Republican attempting to make himself relevant in a political landscape that has passed him by.

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