Skip to content

Tag Archives: 2016 Election

Full Obamacare Repeal Presser with Speaker Ryan and VP-Elect Pence

About that Vote Attempting to Change the House’s Office of Congressional Ethics

Pennsylvania, Wisconsin Recounts Certify Trump Win

Federal Judge Rejects PA Recount; WI Recount 95% Completed with Clinton +25 Votes

In his 31-page decision, U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond said there were at least six grounds that required him to reject the Green Party’s lawsuit, which had been opposed by Trump, the Pennsylvania Republican Party and the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office. Suspicion of a hacked Pennsylvania election “borders on the irrational,” wrote Diamond, an appointee […]

GA SOS: DHS Tried to Breach Our Firewall

“[Georgia’s GOP Secretary of State] Brian Kemp issued a letter to [Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh] Johnson on Thursday after the state’s third-party cybersecurity provider detected an IP address from the agency’s Southwest D.C. office trying to penetrate the state’s firewall. According to the letter, the attempt was unsuccessful. The attempt took place on […]

Federal Judge Ends Michigan’s Recount

“Because there is no basis for this court to ignore the Michigan court’s ruling and make an independent judgment regarding what the Michigan Legislature intended by the term ‘aggrieved,’ plaintiffs have not shown an entitlement to a recount under Michigan’s statutory scheme,” [United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Judge Mark A. […]

Dem CA Rep Wants Constitutional Convention to Replace Electoral College

“We are three states away from calling for a Constitutional Convention. It’s something I’ve always been opposed to, …. But I’ll say because, for the second time in sixteen years, people the American voters elected did not become president. Rational people, not the fringe, are now talking about whether states could be separated from the […]

Report: Threatening Electors Violates Federal Law — Where’s the DOJ?

Section 11b of the Voting Rights Act (52 U.S.C. §10307) makes it a crime for anyone to “intimidate, threaten, or coerce, or attempt to intimidate, threaten, or coerce any person for voting or attempting to vote.” While this has been applied in the past to ordinary, everyday voters in federal elections, the language does not […]

Texas Elector Will Vote for Another Candidate Instead of Trump

Texas does not require its Electors to vote the same way as its own popular vote winner. Elector threatens to widen the Electoral College’s historical greater than 99% vote as originally pledged: Today, it is rare for Electors to disregard the popular vote by casting their electoral vote for someone other than their party’s candidate. […]

Convention of States: GOP Now Controls 33 of the 34 Required State Legislatures to Initiate an Article 5 Constitutional Convention

Green Party Drops Bid for Pennsylvania Recount

The decision came two days before a court hearing was scheduled in the case. Saturday’s court filing to withdraw the case said the #Green Party-backed voters who filed the case “are regular citizens of ordinary means” and cannot afford the $1 million bond ordered by the court by 5 p.m. Monday. However, Green Party-backed efforts […]

Presidential Elector Speaks Out Against Voting for Donald Trump

Yet, both Electors speaking in this op-ed are from the blue States of Colorado and Washington, respectively. That means their respective States won’t be submitting a Republican Certificate of Ascertainment to DC.

The Reality of Political Correctness

If you control the language, you control the argument If you control the argument, you control information If you control information, you control history If you control history, you control the past He who controls the past controls the future.” – Big Brother, 1984 I had been looking for a way to address this very prescient, […]

Faith/Virtue Should Inform Politics/Issues (In Response to @EWErickson)

“If Virtue and Knowledge are diffused among the People, they will never be enslav’d. This will be their great Security” — Samuel Adams, Chief Massachusetts Leader of the American Revolution Keep this quote in mind as we traverse Erick Erickson’s “Erick Drops the Mic on Trump and Christians,” in that not only does this series of […]

#NeverTrump Selective Outrage — and Circumvention

“Donald J Trump may not be the most subtle, but he may just be like Andrew Jackson, the kind of person we need to break through and actually get the system to work again. And this, I would argue, is a much better gamble for the future than continuing with the current system, the current […]

When #NeverTrump Goes Pseudointellectual

James Madison once said the following: It has been said that all Government is an evil. It would be more proper to say that the necessity of any Government is a misfortune. This necessity however exists; and the problem to be solved is, not what form of Government is perfect, but which of the forms […]

Does Presidential Candidate Personal Net Worth Determine Lack of Lobbying Access?

PersonalCapital.com recently put together* an infographic concerning the personal net worth of the major political candidates as well as historical perspective on net worth of historical candidates. I thought this information was particularly poignant in light of my comments on why businessman Donald Trump is doing so well in current polling for the 2016 presidential election (as a brief aside, […]

Two Videos that Demonstrate Why Hillary Needs Competition

The first is from Saturday Night Live and the second from America Rising PAC. Both are very much self-explanatory:

GOP Presidential Announcement Videos — Cruz, Paul, Rubio

In case you missed them, here are the announcement speeches for all three of the currently-announced GOP presidential candidates: Disclosure: I am currently for #LibertyNotHillary (Rand Paul), #TeamCruz (Ted Cruz), and #NewAmericanCentury (Marco Rubio)

GOP Presidential Eligibility — Rubio, Jindal, Cruz Edition

Today, @LegInsurrection tweeted a posting by Prof. Jacobson from back in September of 2013 that could probably be considered the definitive posting on whether or not Sen. Marco Rubio, Gov. Bobby Jindal, or Sen. Ted Cruz could be considered natural born citizens for the purposes of the presidency. I’m not going to cut-and-paste anything from the posting; […]

TX Gov Rick Perry: Turning Adversarial Lemons into Lemonade — for 2016?

You may not be familiar with the currently-ongoing story of Texas Governor Rick Perry being indicted for vetoing State funds that were originally appropriated for a particular State agency, but catch up by clicking over to LegalInsurrection.com and RedState.com (see especially video over at RedState). You see, when you get indicted and you turn yourself in […]

Cruz 2016…