Category Archives: Elections

February 23, 2017

Le Pen Wins Over Women Voters Who Feel Left Behind in France (Video)

Anti-EU candidate attracted 2 million women voters since 2012. Nationalist vows to defend France’s freedom against Islamists.

French women are starting to picture their next president as a divorced mother of three.

The anti-euro, anti-immigrant candidate Marine Le Pen has been playing up her gender as she seeks to convert a likely first-round victory into an overall majority in the run-off on May 7 — and it’s paying off. The 48-year-old National Front leader has already rallied some 2 million additional female voters to her cause since her last run for president in 2012 and she’s betting more will follow.

“Women are the key,” said Nonna Mayer, a researcher at the Sciences Po institute in Paris who has studied the National Front for 25 years. “These women often abstain and now they are backing Le Pen to protect their jobs and their security.”

While women make up just over half of the electorate in France they are far less likely to turn out than men, offering a well of untapped support for the candidate who manages to tune into their concerns. Le Pen’s pitch weaves together concerns about immigration, security, and the economic decline of many white French communities into a potent populist brew that borrows freely from U.S. President Donald Trump, blaming “the elite” for the problems of ordinary voters.

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February 21, 2017

Ted Nugent On Fire! Looks To Run For National Office (Video)

Alex Jones talks with Ted Nugent about the potential of Nugent running for office in 2018.

February 20, 2017

The Truth About America’s Survival | Demographics and the 2016 Election – Stefan Molyneux (Video)

While many are unaware of the coming demographic winter in the United States, the future of freedom in the country will be decided in the 2016 election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Immigration, voting patterns and demographics are the only true issues that matter in this upcoming election, as Hillary Clinton’s amnesty to the 11-30+ million illegal immigrants in America will prevent small government ideas from being politically viable for centuries.

February 18, 2017

Mexican Presidential Candidate Holds Anti-Trump Rally in L.A.

Mexican presidential hopeful Andres Manuel López Obrador held a mass rally in Los Angeles on Sunday to criticize American President Donald J. Trump’s plans to build a wall across the U.S.-Mexico border.

The populist López Obrador hoped to rally supporters against his country’s ruling party, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), and to capitalize on resentment over Trump’s border wall proposal, wire service Reuters reported.

“I think the wall and the demagoguery of patriotism are no match for the dignity and humanity of the American people,” López Obrador said during his rally.

The Mexican politician went on to praise California as “a refuge and blessing for immigrants,” and exclaimed “long live California,” to the cheers of the crowd.

The candidate added that Trump is “stirring up” Americans against Mexicans, according to a version of his speech published on his website.

“Donald Trump and his advisors have gained from stirring up members in certain sectors of U.S. society against immigrants and, particularly, those of Mexican nationality,” he said.

“When they want to build a wall to segregate populations, or when the word ‘foreigner’ is used to insult, denigrate and discriminate against our fellow human beings, it goes against humanity, it goes against intelligence and against history,” López Obrador told the crowd.

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February 17, 2017

Ted Nugent Discusses Possible U.S. Senate Race In 2018

“If these GOP sonsabitches don’t get it right this time I will come charging in as the ultimate WE THE PISSED OFF PEOPLE Mr FixIt Consitutional firebreathing shitkicker candidate from hell!” Nugent said on his official Facebook page, sharing the blog post.

American musician and conservative activist Theodore Anthony “Ted” Nugent would not ruled out a potential 2018 Senate bid in an exclusive interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation (TheDCNF).

“I’m always very interested in making my country and the great state of Michigan great again and there is nothing I wouldn’t do to help in any way I possibly can,” Nugent told TheDCNF in an interview Wednesday.

Nugent shared a story from West Michigan Politics, a local Michigan political blog, which entertained the idea of a Ted Nugent 2018 Senate run Tuesday.

Michigan’s 2018 U.S. Senate race is likely to garner a lot of attention, as the state went red for a presidential election for the first time since 1988. Incumbent Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow, elected in 2000, successfully held off Republican challengers in 2006 and 2012.

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February 16, 2017

Investment Fund Artificial Intelligence Computer Predicts Shock Victory for Marine Le Pen

Investment firm Leonie Hill Capital’s proprietary artificial intelligence program has predicted that anti-mass migration Front National presidential candidate Marine Le Pen will shock the world with a stunning electoral victory.

Arun Kant, chief executive and chief investment officer at Leonie Hill Capital, said the AI system, which looks through mountains of data to predict future trends, sees a victory for Ms Le Pen in the first and second round of the French presidential election this year. Kant said Le Pen will “walk over” all opponents in the first round and stun pollsters in the second, CNBC reports.

Kant said the AI model says Le Pen, who currently leads in the polls, will score around 28 per cent of the vote in the first round easily besting her main rivals independent candidate Emmanuel Macron, who the AI predicts will get 19 to 20 per cent, and conservative Republican François Fillon who it says will poll 16.8 per cent.

Whilst most polls predict a win for Le Pen in the first, many see her lose to either Macron or Fillon in the second and decisive round. Kant said that with left wing Macron being the likely rival in the second round, many supporters of Fillon will flock to Le Pen.

“If she wins the first round, this dynamic will change,” he said. He noted the momentum built after the first round victory could stump pollsters and lead to an electoral victory reminiscent of U.S. President Donald J. Trump.

Kant went even further saying the only way for Macron to win against Le Pen would be some unforeseen event or scandal that could attract undecided voters.

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Nearly 2 million non-citizen Hispanics registered to vote

Trump plans task force to focus on inaccurate voter registration rolls.

A large number of non-citizen Hispanics, as many as 2 million, were illegally registered to vote in the U.S., according to a nationwide poll.

The National Hispanic Survey provides additional evidence for use by anti-voter fraud conservatives and bolsters an analysis by professors at Old Dominion University who say non-citizens registered and voted in potentially large numbers.

President Trump has announced he will appoint a task force on voter fraud headed by Vice President Mike Pence. He says he wants the investigation to focus on inaccurate voter registration rolls, which are maintained by the states and the District of Columbia.

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February 6, 2017

Le Pen: ‘We’re At A Crossroads. This Election Is A Choice Of Civilizations’

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen blasted globalization and Islamic fundamentalism in her closing speech Sunday of a two-day National Front party conference, calling them “two totalitarianisms” threatening France.

To applause and cries of “On est chez nous” (We are in our land), Le Pen served up the grand themes of the party that have made her a leader in early polls of the spring presidential election.

“We are at a crossroad….This election is a choice of civilization,” she said, asking whether her three children and other young citizens would have the rights and culture of the current generation. “Will they even speak our French language?”

Le Pen on Saturday unveiled her 144 “commitments,” a nationalist agenda that envisions a France unshackled from the European Union and NATO and that ensures work, health care and other services for its own citizens amid drastically reduced immigration.

She said she is defending both France’s material and immaterial patrimony, “which has no price” and is “irreplaceable.”

Running on a campaign slogan of “In the Name of the People,” Le Pen called out for French “patriots” on the left and right to join with her.

In politics, “the division is no longer right-left (but) patriot-globalist,” she said. “You have your place at our side.”

The National Front has taken heart in the disarray of the left with the unpopularity of Socialist President Francois Hollande who decided not to seek a new mandate. The right’s leading candidate, Francois Fillon, has been caught up in a corruption scandal, opening the way for maverick centrist Emmanuel Macron — who could face off Le Pen.

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February 5, 2017

Le Pen Mirrors Trump As She Launches Presidential Campaign

Le Pen announced a 144-point platform to give “freedom” back to the people. Main points include abandoning the euro as France’s currency, a referendum on European Union membership and increasing taxes on imports and foreign labor and curbing migration.

French populist leader Marine Le Pen kicked off her presidential campaign Saturday with the hopes of pulling off a Donald Trump-style upset in April.

Le Pen and her National Front (FN) colleagues mirrored Trump’s rhetoric during the campaign launch in Lyon. The party has struggled to survive run-off elections in the past, but the election of Trump has given the party a real boost ahead of the election.

“We were told Donald Trump would never win in the United States against the media, against the establishment, but he won,” Jean-Lin Lacapelle, a top FN official told the conference. “We were told Marine Le Pen would not win the presidential election, but on May 7 she will win!”

Le Pen announced a 144-point platform to give “freedom” back to the people. Main points include abandoning the euro as France’s currency, a referendum on European Union membership and increasing taxes on imports and foreign labor and curbing migration.

“The aim of this program is first of all to give France its freedom back and give the people a voice,” Le Pen said of the manifesto.

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December 18, 2016

Europe Trembles: Brussels in crisis as Le Pen storms into shock poll lead over rivals (Video)

Brussels was facing a growing political crisis today as polls showed French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has stormed into a shock lead over her presidential rivals.

A series of bombshell surveys suggested that the Front National chief will wallop all of the conservative candidates in the first round of the race to become the next leader of France.

Eurosceptic Ms Le Pen, who has vowed to lead the country out of the EU, scored between four and nine per cent higher than either of the two centre-right politicians she is expected to battle for the keys to the Elysee Palace.

However, she still faces an uphill task to clinch the top job because of the nature of France’s voting system, which requires candidates to win more than 50 per cent of the electorate over a two-round process.

Polling conducted earlier this year indicates that the controversial FN chief will eventually lose out to whichever conservative candidate she comes up against by a comfortable margin in the second part of the contest.

Regardless, the fact that a third or more of French voters are now prepared to back a candidate who openly advocates dismantling the EU project will send shivers down the spine of a Brussels elite struggling to comprehend the surging populist tide on its doorstep.

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