Category Archives: Elections

July 18, 2017

‘If You Work Your Butt Off and Pay Taxes…’: Kid Rock Offers Senate Platform (Video)

“I believe if you work your butt off and pay taxes, you should be able to easily understand and navigate the laws, tax codes, health care and anything else the government puts in place that affects us all,” he wrote above a link to his website.

Music icon Kid Rock appeared to solidify his decision to “try a different thing” in a tweet that explained the basics of the platform for his Senate bid.

Last week, in a lengthy social media post, the “All Summer Long” singer blasted critics who saw his announcement that he will seek Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s (D-Mich.) seat as a joke and a publicity stunt.

On Monday afternoon, he followed that post with one that laid out what appeared to be his initial platform.

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July 13, 2017

Kid Rock Running For Senate In Michigan

Ritchie, who in the past has described himself as a Libertarian, and has often expressed right-leaning views. He strongly supported Donald Trump his 2016 presidential run, while Trump seems to have set the stage for more U.S. celebrities to seek high office.

Kid Rock is running for a U.S. Senate seat in Michigan.

The Michigan-native musician, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, appeared to confirm long-running rumors and speculation in a tweet on Wednesday.

“I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real… http://kidrockforsenate.com The answer is an absolute YES.”

The 46-year-old singer, songwriter, rapper and producer later tweeted a follow-up teasing “a major announcement in the near future,” which promises to reveal more details.

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June 28, 2017

Student headed to prison for registering dead voters for Democrats

Spieles later admitted that he prepared the false voter registration forms by obtaining the name, age, and address of individuals from “walk sheets” provided to him by the Virginia Democratic Party.

A man paid to register Virginia voters prior to the 2016 Presidential Election will spend at least 100 days in prison for submitting the names of deceased individuals to the Registrar’s Office.

James Madison University student Andrew J. Spieles, 21, of Harrisonburg, pled guilty Monday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. As part of the plea agreement, Spieles agreed to a prison sentence of 100 to 120 days.

Spieles worked for Harrisonburg Votes when he committed the crime, according to acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle.

Harrisonburg Votes is a political organization affiliated with the Democratic Party.

“In July 2016 Spieles’ job was to register as many voters as possible and reported to Democratic Campaign headquarters in Harrisonburg,” a U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesperson said. “In August 2016, Spieles was directed to combine his registration numbers with those of another individual because their respective territories overlapped. After filling out a registration form for a voter, Spieles entered the information into a computer system used by the Virginia Democratic Party to track information such as name, age, address and political affiliation. Every Thursday an employee/volunteer hand-delivered the paper copies of the registration forms to the Registrar’s Office in Harrisonburg.”

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June 23, 2017

Study: More Noncitizens May Have Voted Illegally in Elections Than Previously Thought

President Trump’s claims of illegal voting in the presidential election have been given further support by a new study by an independent think tank that concluded that the number of noncitizens voting in the 2008 election was higher than previously thought.

The study, conducted by the right-leaning think tank Just Facts, found that as many as 5.7 million non-citizens may have voted in the 2008 election which brought President Barack Obama to the White House.

Just Facts’ analysis looked again at a Harvard/YouGov study conducted in the wake of the 2008 election, which surveyed 32,000 people about their voting habits. The Washington Times, which first reported on Just Facts’ study, notes that prior examinations of the data concluded that as few as 38,000 and as many as 2.8 million noncitizens voted in that election.

The study uses a lengthy series of calculations to recast the data, and also challenges a number of assumptions or alleged problems with the original study. For instance, it notes that the YouGov/Harvard data could also underestimate the number of non-citizens voting for a number of reasons as it uses Census data — which in turn underestimates the presence of illegal immigrants in the country.

“The Census Bureau counts only the number of non-citizens who respond to Census surveys, and some immigrants, especially unauthorized ones, avoid such surveys out of fear of exposing their immigration status,” the study says.

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June 15, 2017

The Secret History of the 21st Century

“The country will increasingly tend to divide itself up into family-oriented red states with low housing costs and amenity-oriented blue states with high housing costs.”

The insightful blogger who goes by the moniker Spotted Toad has created a series of charts explaining the 2016 Electoral College results as a result of average home price in each state.

The pattern is much the same as it has been in every election since 2000: In states where younger white people can better afford to buy a home, they are more likely to be married, have more children, and vote more Republican. In states where whites are less able to afford a home, they marry later, have fewer children, and vote more Democratic.

For example, the state with the most expensive homes on average is Hawaii, at a self-estimated mean during 2010–14 of $505,400 (according to Census Bureau data). Not coincidentally, Donald Trump did worse in Hawaii than in any other state, garnering only 30.0 percent of the vote.

In contrast, in the state with the cheapest housing—West Virginia, with its mean home value of just $100,200—Trump enjoyed his biggest majority: 68.5 percent.

These aren’t fluke outliers, either.

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May 26, 2017

Greg Gianforte Stuns Media, Democrats in Montana House Win

Republican Greg Gianforte won Thursday’s special election for the U.S. House in Montana, defeating Democratic challenger Rob Quist despite being charged with misdemeanor assault the day before.

Gianforte will now take over former Navy SEAL Ryan Zinke’s House seat. Zinke vacated the seat when he accepted the post of Secretary of the Interior in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet.

The election results — with Gianforte winning over 50% of the vote and leading by a seven-point margin — were a major blow to Democrats’ anti-Trump efforts, and to the media’s expectations, after Gianforte had allegedly “body-slammed” a reporter before his final campaign event on Wednesday.

Montanans are “sending a wake-up call to the Washington D.C. establishment,” Gianforte told a jubilant crowd outside his campaign headquarters, after multiple outlets called the race.

Democrats had hoped to turn the race into an early referendum on President Trump’s performance in the White House and the GOP’s health care bill, which passed the House and is now being considered in the Senate.

But despite national attention and considerable outside funding, as well as Trump’s recent controversies in Washington D.C., Democrats were unable to turn the anti-Trump “resistance” into a concrete victory at the ballot box — a bad sign for Democratic chances in the 2018 midterms.

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May 20, 2017

SHOCKING! Democrats Argue Their RIGHT to Keep Rigging Elections! (Video)

Documents recently emerged showing that the Democratic National Committee opposed Bernie Sanders and actively worked against his campaign. Jared Beck joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the class action lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz for supporting Hillary Clinton’s campaign instead of remaining neutral.

May 16, 2017

‘Friends – It did not work’ Netherlands faces another election as coalition talks COLLAPSE (Video)

Talks to form the next Dutch government have unexpectedly broken down after the four political parties failed to agree on what to do about migration.

Dutch lawmakers will now have to decide how to press ahead with forming a new coalition government after the collapse of negotiations between Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the Christian Democrats, the centrist D66 party and the Greens.

Edith Schippers, the Liberal health minister, said: “Dear friends, it did not work.

“The substantive differences proved too great.

Mr Rutte described the failure of talks as “unfortunate.”

Green Left leader Jesse Klaver added: “I’m not going to work out who was on which side of the gap in migration. I’d love to form a government, unfortunately it did not work.

“This round is over, we will now see how we go.

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May 12, 2017

American Replaced by H-1B Making Run for Congress

At the end of May, it will be three years since former tech employee Craig Diangelo was laid off and forced to train his foreign replacement through the H-1B visa.

The 64-year-old is looking to change the very system which dismantled his and so many of his friends’ lives. Diangelo is running for the Fifth Congressional District in Connecticut, which is currently held by pro-H-1B Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT).

“She’s useless,” Diangelo said of Esty in an interview with Breitbart Texas.

Diangelo said in 2013, he was working at what is now Eversource Energy, when suddenly the company partnered with Infosys and Tata Consulting Service to replace at least 220 Americans’ jobs to primarily Indian nationals who were coming to the U.S. through the H-1B visa.

That’s when Diangelo, who was featured on an H-1B visa investigative on 60 Minutes last month, said he and his fellow American coworkers, many of whom who had been at the company for more than a decade, put up a silent protest.

The Americans knew their days were numbered at Eversource Energy, formerly North East Utilities, so they began putting American flags at each of their cubicles, and when they were fired due to the H-1B visa replacement workers, they would pack up their things and take their flag down.

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May 5, 2017

I’m supporting Marine Le Pen, and if she fails this year, she will win in 2022 by Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage on Marine Le Pen.

For 18 years, I have sat in the European Parliament and looked on in wonderment at Jean-Marie Le Pen’s regular lunchtime table. Politics aside, when it comes to a good lunch with food, wine and company, he is certainly a true Frenchman.

At no point in time did I want Ukip to do a deal with the French National Front (FN). The party’s roots were deep in Vichy and I believed anti-Semitism was embedded in its DNA. All this made it the wrong place for Ukip to be. I’ve always seen Jean-Marie Le Pen as the modern-day Chauvin.

Then, in January 2011, an overwhelming vote of FN members saw Marine Le Pen become leader – beating Holocaust-denying Bruno Gollnisch. From the start, she wanted the FN to be more like Ukip than the BNP. I was told that this would be a nightmare for me.

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