Texas sues Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, charging ‘unconstitutional’ election actions

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The State of Texas is aiming to help Trump upend the election result. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (a Republican) filed suit at the U.S. Supreme Court against the states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, calling changes those states made to election procedures amid the coronavirus pandemic unlawful and unconstitutional.

“You might be wondering, what does Texas care about Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin?” Rush Limbaugh said Dec. 8. “If those four states are allowed to violate election law and if they are able to render state legislators irrelevant in writing election law, then they are being affected in Texas by violation of law, and they don’t want that to happen. They’re trying to make sure that election law is kept sacrosanct and that the Constitution is not violated. It’s a big case.”

Texas filed a motion for leave to file a “Bill of Complaint” with the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge the constitutionality of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin’s administration of the 2020 presidential election. The Supreme Court gave the states being sued a deadline of 3 p.m. Dec. 10 to file a response to Texas’ suit. Texas’ filing, which includes a request for expedited review and a preliminary injunction, runs more than 150 pages.

Under the Constitution, the Supreme Court has original jurisdiction over certain types of cases, including those involving disputes between states. However, the court has to agree to hear the dispute, which is why Texas is asking for permission to file its suit.

“In its memorandum in support of its motion, Texas argues that the case ‘presents constitutional questions of immense national consequences,’ namely that the 2020 election suffered from serious constitutional irregularities, including violations by the defendant states of the Electors Clause and the Due Process Clause of the Constitution,” Margot Cleveland writes in The Federalist. “The brief also argues that a ruling would help ‘preserve the Constitution and help prevent irregularities in future elections’.”

Along with its Motion for Leave to File a Bill of Complaint, Texas also filed a Motion for Expedited Consideration of its motions, including its second motion, a Motion for a Preliminary Injunction, Temporary Restraining Order, or Alternatively a Stay. In this latter motion, Texas asks the court to order Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania not to take any action to certify presidential electors, participate in the Electoral College, or vote for a presidential candidate until the Supreme Court resolves Texas’s lawsuit.

Noting that federal law establishes Dec. 8 as a safe harbor for certifying presidential electors, that the Electoral College votes on Dec. 14, and the House of Representatives counts votes on Jan. 6, Texas implores the court to expedite the proceeding, as “absent some form of relief, the defendants will appoint electors based on unconstitutional and deeply uncertain election results.”

Count 1 – States Violated the Electors Clause

Notwithstanding some (mostly liberal) pundits calling the Texas lawsuit a “Hail Mary” attempt to block the outcome of the 2020 election, the Lone Star State’s complaint presents serious constitutional issues. Those issues, as Texas puts it, far exceed the electoral irregularities of “the hanging-chad saga of the 2000 (Bush-Gore) election.”

In its Bill of Complaint, filed along with its Motion for Leave, Texas presents three constitutional challenges. Count 1 alleges the defendant states violated the Electors Clause of the Constitution.

The Electors Clause of Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution provides “[e]ach state shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors, equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress.” As Texas notes, this clause “makes clear that only the legislatures of the States are permitted to determine the rules for appointing presidential electors.”

But, as Texas reveals in its detailed summary of the facts, each of the defendant states, through non-legislative actors, nullified legislatively established election laws in violation of the Electors Clause. For example, The Federalist reports and the lawsuit alleges, several large Wisconsin counties used drop boxes in direct violation of the Wisconsin Election Code that provides detailed procedures by which municipalities may designate sites for the acceptance of absentee ballots. Wisconsin election officials also ignored the statutory certification requirements for absentee ballots, counting votes that the state legislature defined as illegal because they did not include a witness signature and address.

Michigan election officials likewise violated the statutory mandates established by the state legislature, with the secretary of state mass mailing absentee ballots in contravention of state law. And in Wayne County, the home of Detroit’s Democratic stronghold, election officials ignored the state’s signature verification requirement. Georgia also violated the legislature’s requirement for signature verifications, according to Texas’s complaint.

The most egregious violations alleged came from Pennsylvania, where election officials ignored the statutory bar on inspecting ballots before election day, then illegally provided voter information to third parties and allowed illegal curing of the ballots. Significantly, in Pennsylvania these illegal practices only occurred in Democratic strongholds, with Republicans following the law.

These and other practices, Texas alleges, establish a clear violation of the Electors Clause, because that clause makes clear that it is the state legislature—and not administrative agencies, election officials, or even courts—charged under our constitutional system with selecting electors. (This argument finds support in the three-justice concurrence authored by then-Chief Justice William Rehnquist in Bush v. Gore.) From there, Texas’s Count 1 argues that “electors appointed to Electoral College in violation of the Electors Clause cannot cast constitutionally valid votes for the office of President.”

Count 2 – States Violated the Equal Protection Clause

In Count 2, Texas relied on the same facts, then asserted an Equal Protection claim, premised on the reasoning of the majority opinion in Bush v. Gore. In Bush v. Gore, the Supreme Court held that the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution is violated when states apply differing standards for judging the legality of votes cast for president.

“The right to vote is protected in more than the initial allocation of the franchise,” the Supreme Court wrote. “Equal protection applies as well to the manner of its exercise. Having once granted the right to vote on equal terms, the State may not, by later arbitrary and disparate treatment, value one person’s vote over that of another.”

Then, citing its detailed statement of the facts, which highlighted the defendant states’ disparate treatment of voters, Texas argues in Count 2 that “equal protection violations in one State can and do adversely affect and diminish the weight of votes cast in States that lawfully abide by the election structure set forth in the Constitution.”

Count 3 – States Violated the Due Process Clause

Finally, in Count 3, Texas asserts a violation of the Due Process Clause of the Constitution. This claim is premised on Texas’s allegation that the election practices of the defendant states in 2020 reached “the point of patent and fundamental unfairness,” thus violating substantive due process.

These three counts, and the detailed facts Texas alleges, make clear that Texas’s beef is not with the states’ election laws, but with the states’ violation of their own election laws, in contravention of the U.S. Constitution.

Seventeen other states have filed briefs supporting Texas’ suit.

Texas’ Standing to Sue

Merely alleging the defendant states violated the Constitution, however, is not enough. Texas must also establish that it has “standing” to sue, meaning it has been injured in a way entitling it to stand before the court and seek redress. In its Motion for Leave, Texas argues at great length that it has standing, and presents three separate bases for it.

First, Texas claims the right to present the constitutional claims of its citizens, who “have the right to demand that all other States abide by the constitutionally set rules in appointing presidential electors to the electoral college.”

Second, Texas “presses its own form of voting-rights injury as States” premised on the structure of the Constitution. “Whereas the House represents the People proportionally, the Senate represents the States,” Texas notes. Thus, “[w]hile Americans likely care more about who is elected President, the States have a distinct interest in who is elected Vice President and thus who can cast the tiebreaking vote in the Senate,” the Texas brief stresses. “Through that interest,” the brief continues:

States suffer an Article III injury when another State violates federal law to affect the outcome of a presidential election. This injury is particularly acute in 2020, where a Senate majority often will hang on the Vice President’s tie-breaking vote because of the nearly equal — and, depending on the outcome of Georgia run-off elections in January, possibly equal — balance between political parties. Quite simply, it is vitally important to the States who becomes Vice President.

Finally, Texas argues it has standing to sue as a representative of the state’s “electors.” These electors, Texas argues, suffer a “legislative injury whenever allegedly improper actions deny them a working majority.” Since “[t]he electoral college is a zero-sum game,” the unconstitutional appointment of electors in other states injures Texas’s electors, according to the briefing.

Texas is Not Seeking to Overturn the Election

These injuries, Texas asserts, demand a remedy. But the remedy sought is not what some may surmise is the goal—a second term for President Trump. No, what Texas seeks is for the Supreme Court to mandate that the defendant states comply with the Constitution, and that means that electors are selected by the states’ legislatures. Texas makes this point clear, stressing: “Plaintiff State does not ask this Court to decide who won the election; they only ask that the Court enjoin the clear violations of the Electors Clause of the Constitution.”

Texas’ filing includes the following:

Our Country stands at an important crossroads. Either the Constitution matters and must be followed, even when some officials consider it inconvenient of our of date, or it is simply a piece of parchment on display at the National Archives. We ask the Court to choose the former.

RNC Chair Says Trump ‘Is Not Done Fighting’

RNC chair says Trump's still fighting, Townhall saysStiglich cartoon borrowed from Townhall.com

After a series of legal setbacks this week, the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee say the President is nowhere near to throwing in the towel.

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel said the president still has not conceded. Before explaining voter inconsistencies that they are still pursuing, McDaniel said Nov. 24 on Fox News, “He (Trump) is not by any means giving up this fight,”

“We still have a recount going on in Wisconsin,” she said, “with major issues in how their election laws were applied with over 200,000 people saying they were indefinitely confined, that is four times more than happened in 2016. It just doesn’t seem correct.”

And that, she explained, “helps them to evade voter ID laws.”

Townhall.com reports that McDaniel pointed out other suspicious activity in Georgia. In 2018, 280,000 absentee ballots came in with a 3 percent rejection rate. In this election, 1.2 million ballots came in, with a rejection rate equal to one-tenth of that — three-tenths of a percent. The governor announced a recount to take a closer look at the signatures. In Michigan, the Board of Canvassers voted that there should be legislative review of the election process.

In other words, McDaniel said, “There’s a lot still going on.”

In their Nov. 20 press conference, then-campaign lawyers Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani claimed to have proof of vast voter fraud. Powell even went so far as to say that Trump won re-election in a landslide. Since those bombshell statements, the Trump campaign has parted ways with her. But Powell insists she’s still going to prove her allegations.

Georgia Recount Reveals 2,600 Uncounted Ballots In Pro-Trump County

A recount of ballots in Georgia’s presidential race revealed more than 2,600 ballots in Floyd County that were never entered into the final tally, The Daily Wire reports.

Floyd County Republican Party Chairman Luke Martin says the ballots, once counted, will likely give President Trump a roughly 800-vote bite into Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s roughly 14,000-vote lead, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Trump is currently leading Biden in Floyd County by a nearly 43% margin of difference.

The recovered votes may also help out GOP Sen. David Perdue, who is roughly 14,000 votes away from securing 50% of the vote in his bid for reelection and avoiding a runoff against Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office said the votes were missed because election workers failed to upload a memory card containing the votes into a ballot counting machine. The Floyd County discrepancy does not appear to be a widespread issue, the office of the secretary of state said.

Gabriel Sterling, the state’s voting system manager called it “an amazing blunder” and said the county’s elections director should resign.

“It’s not an equipment issue. It’s a person not executing their job properly,” Sterling told the Journal-Constitution. This is the kind of situation that requires a change at the top of their management side.”

Three Wrong Counts In Three Minutes’: Georgia Recount Auditor Says Things Aren’t Adding Up

A Republican National Committee monitor in the Georgia recount efforts came forward claiming he witnessed a counted wrongly calling out votes. According to the monitor, the counter called votes that should have gone to President Donald Trump and claimed they were for former Vice President Joe Biden, reports Townhall.com.

“So, second person was supposed to be checking it, right. So, three times in three minutes she called out Biden. The second auditor caught it and she said, ‘No. This is Trump.’ Now, that’s just while I’m standing there,” Hale Soucie, the monitor explained. “So, does the second checker catch it every time? But this lady, three times in three minutes, from 2:09 to 2:12, she got three wrong.”

Soucie said he left the original table he was where they were recounting ballots for Cobb County. He claimed he left the table because the second person wasn’t looking at the vote, but was automatically assuming that the first counter was correct.

According to the insider, table 17, where they were counting votes for Cobb County, was where the woman called the wrong votes. Table 18, which was also counting votes for Cobb County, is where Soucie said he witnessed the second person not looking at the ballots.

Volunteer for America!

President Donald J. Trump is counting on YOU more than ever as he fights to put our nation back on track — BACK TO WINNING.

The most important election of our lifetime is next month! You can help the President win reelection, or turn the country over to those who support the rioters in Portland, Seattle and Minneapolis.

Mohave County Republicans are currently recruiting poll watchers for duty during early voting and on Election Day, Nov. 3. To volunteer as a poll watcher or to make phone calls, register voters, knock on doors or lend other support in Mohave County, email or call volunteer organizer Steven Robinson today!

Steven C. Robinson, Field Organizer – Western Arizona-Kingman
steven.robinson@AZGOP.org
(928) 279-3950

“Every day matters and we need to treat every volunteer recruitment call, every door knocked, phone call made with the urgency of winning or losing this election based on our actions,” says Drew Sexton, State Director, Arizona – Trump Victory.

You can also go to TrumpVictory.com or Donald J. Trump’s own website and volunteer.

This President has fought for us relentlessly these last three-plus years. Let’s help him finish the job!

White House Chief: President Trump has mild coronavirus symptoms; Wapo roots for demise

President Trump at Minnesota rally

President Trump attends a rally in Minnesota (Photo: The Epoch Times)

UPDATE: President Trump was discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center the evening of Oct. 5 and returned to the White House. Biden’s stopped asking to measure the blinds.

Washington, D.C. – White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows confirmed on Friday morning President Donald Trump was experiencing mild symptoms from the coronavirus after his positive test announced earlier.

“The president does have mild symptoms,” Meadows said Oct. 2 to reporters outside the White House.

According to Breitbart News, Meadows said that the White House continued to follow safety protocols and that the president was working from the residence of the building,

“The American people can rest assured that we have a president that is not only on the job, will remain on the job and I’m optimistic that he will have a very quick and speedy recovery,” Meadows said.

The Chief of Staff said that doctors were monitoring the president’s health and that they would provide an update later in the day.

“I think the great thing about this president is not only is he staying committed to working very hard on behalf of the American people,” he said. “His first question to me was how is the economy doing, how are the stimulus talks going on Capitol Hill.”

On Twitter, First Lady Melania Trump also revealed that she was experiencing mild symptoms of the virus.

The president had been scheduled to visit Tucson and Flagstaff, Arizona, on Oct. 5 and Oct. 6, respectively. There is no official word on whether surrogates will continue the president’s campaign for re-election in his absence.

Meanwhile, the Washington Post was evidently rooting for Trump’s death. In an opinion tweet, since deleted, the Wapo said “Imagine what it will be like to never have to think about Trump again.”

Washington Post tweet says imaging world without Trump

Trump wins debate with Biden & Wallace

UPDATED 0CT. 1, 2020Trump vs. Biden & WallacePresident Donald J. Trump confronted two opponents on the debate stage Tuesday night, as “moderator” Chris Wallace joined 47-year career politician Joe Biden in telling lies about Trump. Wallace, a Fox News anchor, even repeated the debunked claim that Trump called white supremacists in Charlottesville “very fine people, ” as he teed-up an opportunity for Biden to allege Trump is a racist.

Trump picked up on the bias early on, responding to Wallace’s slanted question on healthcare, “I guess I’m debating you, not him, but that’s OK. I’m not surprised.”

Richard Grenell, the former Acting Director of the United States National Intelligence, highlighted Wallace’s inability to “interrupt’ Biden.

“Chris Wallace doesn’t interrupt Joe Biden,” Grenell stated in a tweet. Wallace did interrupt Trump — 35 times, by our count. He interrupted Biden once. Wallace lectured Trump about interrupting, but didn’t address Biden’s mean-spirited personal attacks, as Biden called Trump a racist, “a clown” and “a liar.” Biden also told Trump to “shut up” — and said Trump wasn’t “presidential.”

Wallace worked hard during the debate to aggressively shut down the discussion any time Biden seemed to be getting the worst of it.

As Revolver.news observed, “Whenever Trump began to get the better of Biden and force him into a corner, Wallace was prepared to step in, declare the topic over, and try pivoting to a new subject where the vice president might do better.”

“In short,” the news and opinion website said, “the Wallace strategy was to step-in and interrupt when Trump was delivering blows to Biden, and to step-aside when Biden was running his rehearsed talking points against Trump.”

Biden refused to say whether he agreed with Democrats who want to pack the Supreme Court (say by increasing the number of justices from the present nine to 11 to 15, adding liberal justices), abolish the filibuster, admit Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico as new states, and otherwise shift the balance of power to Democrats. Biden refused to answer, on the bonkers excuse that it could “become a campaign issue” — and Wallace let him slide. Perhaps fearing that by probing for an answer he would embarrass Biden, Wallace moved on.

On Thursday, Wallace whined to the New York Times about the criticism he received for what he characterized as his failure to “seize control of the debate.” He and the NYT took swipes Trump’s “bullying behavior” (NYT’s phrase), but failed to even acknowledge the many complaints over Wallace’s perceived bias toward Biden. UPDATE: Wallace recently referred to criticisms of his alleged bias as Republican “talking points.”

Locally, residents held six debate watch parties in the Kingman area — two at restaurants (Golden American Pizza in Golden Valley and Anchor Smokehouse in Meadview) and four at private residences in Kingman and Valle Vista.

Here are some takes on the debate from a couple of MohaveGOP’s favorite sites:

Chris Wallace, immoderate moderator of the first debate. (Photo Morry Gash/Pool, Getty Images)

The Worst Moments From the Debate Came From Moderator Chris Wallace

From Townhall.com: Leading up to the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday, Fox News host and moderator Chris Wallace was praised by colleagues like Brit Hume as the “best debate moderator ever” but that quickly changed over the course of the night as it became clear President Trump was taking on two opponents.

As the debate progressed, Wallace appeared to team up with Biden, shutting the president down, failing to fact check the former vice president over some of the most obvious and easily debunked lies, and moving the subject along when it became inconvenient for Joe.

Let’s take a look at some of Wallace’s worst moments from Tuesday’s debate.

1. Ben Shapiro quipped that Wallace turned into a debater as the night progressed—an assessment Trump agreed with, on and off stage. For example, here’s how Wallace framed a question about Trump’s healthcare plan:

“You, in the course of these four years, have never come up with a comprehensive plan to replace Obamacare, and just this last Thursday, you signed a largely symbolic executive order to protect people with preexisting conditions five days before this debate, so my question is what is the Trump healthcare plan?” Wallace asked.

Well, first of all, I guess I’m debating you, not him. But that’s okay,” Trump fired back. “Let me just tell you something, there’s nothing symbolic. I’m cutting drug prices, I’m going with favored nations, which no president has the courage to do cause you’re going against big pharma. Drug prices will be coming down 80 or 90 percent.”

MORE at Townhall.com

Additional Stories:

Chris Wallace Nuked His Credibility With White Supremacy Question to Trump and Here’s Why (Video) (Redstate.com)

Here’s how Biden wants Commission on Presidential Debates to change format (Justthenews.com)

Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald J. Trump. (AP Photo, File)

Debate Recap: Trump Wins, Biden Doesn’t Faint, Chris Wallace Goes Down Hard

From PJMedia.com: President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden went head-to-head on Tuesday night, and moderator Chris Wallace got knocked out. Wallace seemed to push left-wing talking points to help Biden and hurt Trump, but both candidates talked over him. Trump and Biden brought out the fisticuffs and both got in a few good hits. Biden stumbled, but he did not come across as a bumbling fool.

While Trump and Biden both went on the offensive, Trump got in more clear statements and Biden came across as shifty, especially on packing the Supreme Court.

Wallace asked Biden if he would support expanding the Supreme Court to more than nine justices, noting that Democrats brought up the issue first. Biden refused to answer the question, and Trump pressed him.

When Trump pressed him, “Why aren’t you going to answer that question?” Biden shot back, “Would you shut up, man?”

After Trump asked, “Who is on your list, Joe?” Biden responded by saying, “This is so unpresidential.”

Not only did Biden dodge the question, but he lost his cool about the issue, and then accused his opponent of being unpresidential right after he said, “Would you shut up, man?”

On the issue of nominating Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement to the Supreme Court, Trump insisted, “I’m not elected for three years, I’m elected for four years.” He suggested that Biden’s call for delaying the nomination and confirmation until after the election would essentially deny Trump’s presidency — an effective counter.

MORE at PJMedia.com

Additional Stories:

Seriously? Moderator of Second Presidential Debate Served as an Intern for Joe Biden (PJMedia.com)

Kevin McCarthy advises Trump to get out of Biden’s way: ‘This is not the same man’ (Washington Times)

Kayleigh McEnany: Donald Trump has condemned white supremacy more than any modern president in history (Breitbart.com)

President Trump rallies in Yuma, Az

Aug. 18 — A bus-load and more of supporters from Mohave County greeted President Donald J. Trump on his campaign stop in Yuma, AZ on Aug. 18. The Mohave County Republican Party arranged for a bus to travel to Yuma from Lake Havasu City.

While in Yuma, he was briefed on border wall construction. At the same time, the Democrat National Convention (or the Blame-America party) was ongoing in Las Vegas, NV.

Arizona Representatives Paul Gosar and Debbie Lesko also joined the President during his trip to Yuma.

After visiting the border wall, Trump delivered remarks on Joe Biden’s failures on immigration and border security.

“The Biden plan would unleash a flood of illegal immigration like the world has never seen. It’s crazy,” the President said. “Biden’s plan is the most radical, extreme, reckless, dangerous and deadly immigration plan ever put forward by a major party candidate.”

During his speech, Trump also focused his attention on COVID-19, lowering taxes, and Biden’s new running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, considered the most liberal member of the U.S. Senate in 2019, according to Govtrack.us.

“She is not the right pick, but she was my number one draft pick,” Trump said. “They asked me that. What do you think I said? I’m very happy. They thought I was happy. They thought I was happy for him. No, I was happy for me.”

Govtrack.us, which says it is “one of the oldest government transparency websites in the world,” publishes the status of federal legislation, information about representatives and senators in Congress including voting records, and original research on legislation.

Sen. Harris earned another distinction: She was the 3rd most absent compared to all Senators. Harris missed 61.9% of votes (265 of 428 votes) in 2019., Govtrack.us said.

Here are some photos from President Trump’s Aug. 18 visit to Yuma. See who you know!

Displaying their masks in Yuma
Checking his phone
Waiting for Trump
Waiting for Trump (2)
Intro remarks
Waiting for the President
President Trump arrives on Air Force One
Candid photo of the President speaking in Yuma

President Trump: Winning for America

As of Sept. 18, 2020

Trump Administration Accomplishments

*Almost 4 million jobs created since election.
*More Americans are now employed than ever recorded before in our history.
*We have created more than 400,000 manufacturing jobs since my election.
*Manufacturing jobs growing at the fastest rate in more than THREE DECADES.
*Economic growth last quarter hit 4.2 percent.
*New unemployment claims recently hit a 49-year low.
*Median household income has hit highest level ever recorded.
*African-American unemployment has recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.
*Hispanic-American unemployment is at the lowest rate ever recorded.
*Asian-American unemployment recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.
*Women’s unemployment recently reached the lowest rate in 65 years.
*Youth unemployment has recently hit the lowest rate in nearly half a century.
*Lowest unemployment rate ever recorded for Americans without a high school diploma.
*Under my Administration, veterans’ unemployment recently reached its lowest rate in nearly 20 years.
*Almost 3.9 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps since the election.
*The Pledge to America’s Workers has resulted in employers committing to train more than 4 million Americans. We are committed to VOCATIONAL education.
*95 percent of U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about the future—the highest ever.
*Retail sales surged last month, up another 6 percent over last year.
*Signed the biggest package of tax cuts and reforms in history. After tax cuts, over $300 billion poured back in to the U.S. in the first quarter alone.
*As a result of our tax bill, small businesses will have the lowest top marginal tax rate in more than 80 years.
*Helped win U.S. bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
*Helped win U.S.-Mexico-Canada’s united bid for 2026 World Cup.
*Opened ANWR and approved Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines.
*Record number of regulations eliminated.
Enacted regulatory relief for community banks and credit unions.
*Obamacare individual mandate penalty GONE.
My Administration is providing more affordable healthcare options for Americans through association health plans and short-term duration plans.
*Last month, the FDA approved more affordable generic drugs than ever before in history. And thanks to our efforts, many drug companies are freezing or reversing planned price increases.

*We reformed the Medicare program to stop hospitals from overcharging low-income seniors on their drugs—saving seniors hundreds of millions of dollars this year alone.
*Signed Right-To-Try legislation.
*Secured $6 billion in NEW funding to fight the opioid epidemic.
*We have reduced high-dose opioid prescriptions by 16 percent during my first year in office.
*Signed VA Choice Act and VA *Accountability Act, expanded VA telehealth services, walk-in-clinics, and same-day urgent primary and mental health care.
*Increased our coal exports by 60 percent; U.S. oil production recently reached all-time high.
*United States is a net natural gas exporter for the first time since 1957.
*Withdrew the United States from the job-killing Paris Climate Accord.
*Cancelled the illegal, anti-coal, so-called Clean Power Plan.
*Secured record $700 billion in military funding; $716 billion next year.
*NATO allies are spending $69 billion more on defense since 2016.
*Process has begun to make the Space Force the 6th branch of the Armed Forces.
*Confirmed more circuit court judges than any other new administration.
*Confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
*Withdrew from the horrible, one-sided Iran Deal.
*Moved U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
*Protecting Americans from terrorists with the Travel Ban, upheld by Supreme Court.
*Issued Executive Order to keep open Guantanamo Bay.
*Concluded a historic U.S.-Mexico Trade Deal to replace NAFTA. And negotiations with Canada are underway as we speak.
*Reached a breakthrough agreement with the E.U. to increase U.S. exports.
*Imposed tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum to protect our national security.
*Imposed tariffs on China in response to China’s forced technology transfer, intellectual property theft, and their chronically abusive trade practices.
*Net exports are on track to increase by $59 billion this year.
*Improved vetting and screening for refugees, and switched focus to overseas resettlement.
*We have begun BUILDING THE WALL. Republicans want STRONG BORDERS and NO CRIME. Democrats want OPEN BORDERS which equals MASSIVE CRIME.
Source: The White House

Arizona is Key to President Trump’s Re-election

Trump sets eyes on Arizona, now a crucial battleground state for 2020 election

Arizona has enjoyed visits from President Trump, Vice-President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen Pence; Ivanka Trump, and Melania Trump!

VP Pence visited Grand Canyon University on Sept. 18 for a roundtable hosted by the Libre Institute, a conservative group that engages and informs the U.S. Hispanic community on the benefits of a free and open society, limited government, free enterprise and property rights. Pence then visited a resort in the Phoenix-area city of Litchfield Park for a “Veterans for Trump” event.

During a roundtable Sept. 16 in Phoenix, Arizona, “First Daughter” Ivanka Trump called Arizona a success story of how to rebound after being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic

Trump’s re-election campaign went all-out in an effort to keep Arizona’s 11 electoral votes in the Republican column. Campaign visits began with Donald Trump on Sept. 14 and continue when presidential son Donald Trump Jr. visited Chandler on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Opinion: Arizona has received a largely-liberal influx of residents from California and South America during the past decade. Historically, Hispanics have tended to heavily favor Democrats; but this is changing, as Trump’s successful policies have been winning them over. A lot of Californians leave their home state because they are disheartened by roaring fires, high taxes, homeless camps, lack of electricity and an all-around nanny-state culture. Unfortunately, once they land in a safe haven, many of them tend to vote for the same failed policies they left. It’s up to other Arizonans to vote for freedom.

An Example of ‘Hard-hitting Journalism’?

It’s hard to keep up with “Slow Joe’s” antics. On Sept. 15, he confused Iraq and Iran while lecturing President Trump on foreign policy. Meanwhile, President Trump was signing an historic peace deal between Israel, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Also meanwhile, the media are continuing to toss Biden softball questions.