In a thought-provoking recent article entitled "Saving Election Day," Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media (and former presidential candidate), highlights the bumbling election processes which have largely replaced Election Day. He also looks back nostalgically to the time when Election Day meant precisely that: a day of voting which culminated in a winner being declared, not a period of some several weeks before and a couple of weeks following the appointed day, when, hopefully, the American public would know the result.Read more
Following next week's U.S. Senate run-off in Georgia, many involved in the political process will be engaged in a review of their successes and challenges in 2022 with a view ahead towards 2024. RNLA Chair Harmeet Dhillon, founder of The Dhillon Law Group and the Liberty Center, as well as prominent voice on broadcast networks, is spearheading that effort for the Republican National Committee (RNC).Read more
This morning, the Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Board of Elections deadlocked on a vote to certify the results of the November 8, 2022, midterm election. Two Democrat board members voted in favor of certification; the two Republicans voted against; and the third Democrat abstained, stating that he still wanted clarification and answers from the debacle that occurred on Election Day. The result of the vote was welcomed with a burst of applause from the audience at the county courthouse. Despite the concerns of the County Solicitor, who informed the Board that the State could file a lawsuit against the County as a result of the non-certification, and the Democrats' evident desire to rush ahead with the process, certification of the results would have been premature, and serious questions raised by the November 8, debacle would have remained unanswered.Read more
Since current Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced her intent to step back from holding a leadership role, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries of New York has emerged as the clear front runner to succeed her as House Democrat Leader. Like other prominent figures in the Democrat Party, Jeffries has a history as an election results denier.
Hakeem Jeffries fits right in.— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 17, 2022
MUST WATCH: 10 minutes of Democrats denying election results.pic.twitter.com/bJRbzEcIO2
While much of the media has been focused on the widespread problems experienced by voters in Maricopa County, Arizona, an election administration disaster has been simultaneously unfolding in Harris County, Texas. The problems began on Election Day, with extensive issues across the county which includes the city of Houston:
Tuesday’s election was marred with issues in Harris County that included delayed openings, malfunctioning equipment, and 23 polling sites that ran out of paper ballots, some of which were never replenished.Read more
Republicans have officially won a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. One of the major priorities of the Party moving forward is to conduct congressional oversight of the Biden Administration:
After securing the House majority in the midterm elections, GOP Reps. James Comer of Kentucky and Jim Jordan of Ohio held a press conference Thursday to detail their impending investigations into the Biden administration.Read more
Earlier this week, the Eighth Circuit became the latest court to strike down the Biden Administration's student loan forgiveness plan. The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board explained:
The appellate court’s unsigned opinion focuses on the threshold question of whether Missouri suffered a concrete and particular injury to sue. Missouri argued that the loan cancellation would cost its student loan servicer, Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority (Mohela), revenue and impose administrative burdens.Read more
One of the biggest wins for Republicans on Election Day was gaining the majority on the North Carolina Supreme Court (North Carolina elects its state supreme court justices in partisan races.):
[T]he biggest and longest-lasting impacts of Tuesday’s elections will be felt at the state Supreme Court, where Republicans flipped two Democratic-held seats to earn a 5-2 majority that will last until at least 2028.
State lawmakers and U.S. House members elected Tuesday will have to face voters two more times before Democrats even get a chance to retake the state’s highest court. In that time, conservative justices will have a chance to weigh in on a multitude of issues, including redistricting, voting rights, the balance of power between the executive and legislative branches and social issues, including, potentially, abortion rights.Read more
Ballot initiatives often play an important role in passing election integrity measures, and this year was no different. Ohioans approved a measure banning noncitizen voting, while Nebraskans voted in favor of a voter ID requirement.
The Ohio ban on noncitizen voting was overwhelmingly approved and will be enshrined in the state constitution:
The Buckeye State’s voters overwhelmingly chose to ban noncitizens from voting in state and local elections in Issue 2, an election integrity initiative on this year’s ballot , with more than 77% approval as of early Wednesday and just 8% of precincts left to report.Read more