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“Pocahontas” Launches 2020 Committee

Uber-left crusader Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced on Monday she’s launching a White House exploratory committee for a 2020 bid. During the announcement, Warren blasted the federal government, arguing that it “has been bought and paid for by a bunch of billionaires and giant corporations that think they get to dictate the rules that affect everyone,” calling out the “corruption, pure and simple.” RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel quickly retorted, “Senator Warren couldn’t be more out of touch. Americans will see her for what she is: another extreme far-left obstructionist and a total fraud.” Indeed. What’s more, she’s a hypocrite. Warren is supported by some of the wealthiest corporations in the land, and she’s not all that impoverished herself either. But then again hypocrisy is par for the Democrats’ course.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Monday she is filing paperwork to launch an exploratory committee for president, taking her first major step toward a 2020 run for the White House.

“Today, I’m launching an exploratory committee for president,” Warren, 69, a Democrat, said in a video released to supporters.

In her announcement, the liberal firebrand argued government “has been bought and paid for by a bunch of billionaires and giant corporations that think they get to dictate the rules that affect everyone,” calling it “corruption, pure and simple.”

“That’s not how government is supposed to work,” Warren said. “You know it. I know it. And we know it is time to fight back.”

As for details about her campaign, Warren said she’ll “announce a plan” early in the new year.

Warren burst onto the national scene a decade ago during the financial crisis with calls for greater consumer protections.

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Biden Upset About Obama-Beto Bromance

Vanity Fair is out with an amusing report regarding top 2020 contenders for the Democrat nomination that should leave likely top pick and former Vice President Joe Biden a tad flummoxed. According to Vanity Fair, Biden is miffed over the budding “bromance” between former President Barack Obama and upstart Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, who is already being hailed by reliable leftists as the next Obama despite failing to defeat Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the November midterm elections. Biden spokesman Bill Russo has already countered the claim, calling it “unequivocally false,” but we do know the chip on Biden’s shoulder was already quite heavy after being passed over in the last go-round to make room for Hillary. He’s sure to fight tooth and nail to prevent losing his rightful place as heir apparent a second time.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Vanity Fair said, “Obamaworld insiders describe the former vice president as upset” with Obama’s attention to other Democrat contenders for 2020.

“This is unequivocally false. Period,” Biden spokesman Bill Russo told the magazine. When asked how he does feel, Russo declined to comment further. It might sound a bit thin, but that is because it is little more than rumor from unidentified associates.

But fear not; there are rumors which are every bit as vague about the President’s presumed feelings about Biden, credited to “a person familiar with the ex-president’s thinking.” They claim he is simply unwilling to take sides so early in the game, after the way the road was cleared for Hillary in 2016 despite her unpopularity.

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Democrats to Bet 2020 on Beto?

Democrats are chomping at the bit to take down President Trump, but they may be putting all their eggs – or at least the nomination – into the wrong basket. According to rumors swirling from the DC Swamp, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke is the white, male candidate of choice that the anti-male, anti-white Left thinks will be their “Kennedy.” Despite failing to be beat incumbent U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), the Left thinks he can win in 2020, and now “Draft Beto” is launching a million-dollar fund-raising drive to give the midterm loser a head start. Here’s the short version: Democrats could nominate an uber-liberal guy for whom $70 million wasn’t enough to convince Texans to put him in the U.S. Senate. This should be fun to watch.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

There’s something weird about Democrats: They love losers.

In 2016, they picked former Democratic nomination loser Hillary Clinton as their candidate. She promptly got crushed by a narcissistic reality TV show host by an Electoral College vote of 306-232.

Now — and we swear we aren’t making this up — the Democrats are eyeballing a guy who lost a Senate race in Texas as their go-to candidate for president in 2020.

The mainstream media will tell you the 2018 Texas race was close, oh so close. And it was — if you consider losing by 2.6 percentage points, which equals 214,921 votes, close. How much did Sen. Ted Cruz win by in November? If you filled the NFL’s largest stadium — which happens to be in Dallas, and holds a whopping 105,000 fans — then emptied it, then filled it again, you still wouldn’t reach the margin by which Cruz won. That may not be a world-class thumping, but it’s a pretty sound beating nonetheless.

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Google Will Have “Dramatic Impact” on Elections

Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) is warning that if left unchecked Google will end up “skewing elections.” Smith made the claim during an interview on Breitbart to discuss Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s recent hearing on Capitol Hill regarding political censorship. A key issue during the hearing was whether or not the Google search engine was manipulated to benefit “ideologically friendly” (NOT conservative) websites or results which then, of course, affects the flow of information to America’s voters. Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) joined Breitbart News Daily on Thursday to talk about Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s recent hearing in front of the House Judiciary Committee. Smith said that if Google continues on the same course, it will end up “skewing elections.”

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) challenged Google CEO Sundar Pichai during a recent hearing in front of the House Judiciary Committee on the topic of political censorship on the Google platforms, namely their search engine.

During the hearing, Pichai and Smith went back and forth about whether or not Google employees can manipulate the Google search engine to favor “ideologically-friendly” sites and disfavor other conservative sites.

PICHAI: “It is not possible for an individual employee or groups of employees to manipulate our search results. We have a robust framework, including many steps in the process.”

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Kasich Sells Out in Hopes of 2020 White House Bid

John Kasich appears to have lost all sense of priority after telling reporters that he will veto the “heartbeat bill” and “stand your ground” legislation. This follows his decision against a “heartbeat bill” in 2016 that would have banned abortions once a heartbeat was detected. Further, Kasich’s stance against Stand Your Ground only compounds his 1990s vote in favor of banning “assault weapons” as a member of the House of Representatives. Yet, Kasich still views himself as a strong presidential candidate going into 2020, arguing: “I mean, all options are on the table. And the question is, ultimately, can I have a very positive impact on the country?” We can save you the time, John. No.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Monday, John Kasich, who has been trying desperately to remain on the national radar, took another step toward abandoning conservative principles, telling reporters he would veto both the “heartbeat bill” and “stand your ground” legislation.

Kasich already vetoed the “heartbeat bill” in 2016; it would have banned abortions once a baby’s heartbeat was detected, but he insisted that even if he signed the bill, it would later be overturned, asserting, “The State of Ohio will be the losing party in that lawsuit and will be forced to cover the legal fees for the pro-choice activists’ lawyers. Therefore, this veto is in the public interest.” The bill states, “If it has been determined that the unborn human individual the pregnant woman is carrying has a detectable fetal heartbeat, the physician who is to perform or induce the abortion shall comply with the informed consent requirements in section 2919.194 of the Revised Code in addition to complying with the informed consent requirements in divisions (B)(1), (2), (4), and (5) of this section.”

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Brenda Snipes Resigns

Hours after another Florida recount on her watch, Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes finally put in her letter of resignation. Snipes did not even pretend to tender an apology for her role in the recent midterms recount highlights, which included “found” ballots, compromised ballots, and missed deadlines. Instead, she said she wanted to “spend more time with her family.” It’s funny how priorities are priorities when it’s personal, but when one’s public office demands priorities, they slip through leftist cracks.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes has finally decided to move on after another botched election — the latest in a long string of mishaps that have colored her 15-year career as the Florida county’s top election official.

Just hours after completing yet another recount, Snipes submitted her resignation by letter, Burnadette Norris-Weeks, an attorney who works as counsel to the Supervisor of Elections Office, told the Sun Sentinel.

Evelyn Perez-Verdia, a former office spokeswoman who left several years ago, said Sunday evening she was told by people in the office that the letter was sent “to Tallahassee” earlier in the day. Norris-Weeks said she saw an early draft of the letter. In the version she saw, she said Snipes, 75, expressed a desire to spend more time with her family.

Snipes came under fire after the county had numerous problems after the mid-term election on November 6, including missing a Thursday deadline for a recount in the Florida Senate race won by Republican Rick Scott.

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Rick Scott Finally Wins

Desperate Democrats have finally conceded that Florida Gov. Rick Scott won his bid for U.S. Senator after a hand recount confirmed a 10,000 vote difference out of more than eight million cast. The machine recount placed the difference at 12,000 votes. Democrat challenger Bill Nelson conceded during a phone call with Scott and later proclaimed, “I was not victorious in this race, but I still wish to strongly reaffirm the cause for which we fought: A public office is a public trust.” Though long overdue, the official victory lays to rest Democrats’ attempt to steal the election through bogus last-minute ballots.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

(UPI) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott will be changing jobs — U.S. senator — as incumbent Bill Nelson conceded hours after a hand recount showed a 10,000-vote difference.
Scott, a Republican governor for eight years, announced the concession in a statement, saying, “I just spoke with Senator Bill Nelson, who graciously conceded, and I thanked him for his years of public service.”

Earlier, Florida released the final results for its midterm elections, including manual recounts for senator and agriculture commissioner.

The manual recount of the senator’s race showed Scott leading incumbent Nelson by 10,033 votes out of more than 8 million cast, compared with around 12,000 votes after the machine recount.

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Rubio Sounds Alarm over Florida Election Fraud

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is crying foul over the mainstream media’s apparent willingness to move on from signs of fraud in the Florida recount. “No evidence of fraud in #FloridaElection?” tweeted Rubio. “Dems got voters to use altered forms to fix & submit as many mail ballots as possible after FL deadline in hopes that a judge would later order state to count them. Today that’s exactly what a federal judge did.” Now that it appears increasingly likely that Democrats Bill Nelson and Andrew Gillum will still lose despite their bogus recount strategy, a federal judge ordered a “hand count” of the ballots even after the Naples Daily News detailed how Democrats were deliberately given altered absentee ballots in the hopes of triggering a hand recount. Florida has officially entered Banana Republic territory.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

With the machine recounts finished — reportedly resulting in a net gain for Republican Rick Scott of 41 votes, putting him ahead of Bill Nelson by 12,603 votes, and a one-vote gain for Democrat Andrew Gillum, which leaves him still trailing Ron DeSantis by 33,683 votes — and the hand recounts underway, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio sounded the alarm over potential voter fraud by Democrat officials.

“No evidence of fraud in #FloridaElection?” wrote Rubio in a post Thursday. “Dems got voters to use altered forms to fix & submit as many mail ballots as possible after FL deadline in hopes that a judge would later order state to count them. Today that’s exactly what a federal judge did.”

Rubio linked to a story by the Naples Daily News, which detailed an effort by Democrats to swing the election outcome by giving Democrat voters altered absentee ballots with the hopes of getting a judge to admit them.

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Florida Judge Extends Recount Deadline

U.S. District Court judge Mark Walker (nominated by former president Barack Obama in 2012) has extended the recount period for the Nelson-Scott race for the U.S. Senate seat as well as those for governor and agricultural commissioner. The deadline slated for 3 p.m. Thursday was moved to Saturday at 5 p.m. as an alleged courtesy for voters whose votes were not counted due to “signature problems.” Walker stated, “The precise issue in this case is whether Florida’s law that allows county election officials to reject vote-by-mail and provisional ballots for mismatched signatures – with no standards, an illusory process to cure, and no process to challenge the rejection – passes constitutional muster. The answer is simple. It does not.” In other words, this is a leftist ruse to steal an election. Typical.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Thursday, a federal judge in Tallahassee threw yet another wrench into the process of finalizing the vote tallies in the battle for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat between incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and GOP Gov. Rick Scott. As the 3 p.m. deadline approached for counties to report the results of a machine recount in the races for the Nelson-Scott race, as well as the elections for governor and agriculture commissioner, U.S. District Court judge Mark Walker, who was nominated to the U.S. District Court by former president Barack Obama in 2012, extended the deadline to Saturday at 5 p.m. for voters whose votes weren’t tabulated due to signature problems.

Scott leads Nelson by 12,652 votes while GOP governor nominee Ron DeSantis leads Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum by 33,633 votes.

The Orlando Sentinel reports, “According to state data presented during a five-hour hearing Wednesday, with 47 of the 67 counties reporting, there were 3,781 ballots rejected for mismatched signatures, including 467 in Orange County.”

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Snipes “Found Ballots” in 2012 Too

As if finding belated ballots by the thousands after the polls closed and banning independent oversight in the recount process wasn’t fishy enough, the “ballot finding” record of Broward County’s Brenda Snipes has a long history. In an exclusive interview with Government Accountability Institute (GAI) research director Eric Eggers, Breitbart News Tonight learned that Snipes also “found ballots” following the 2012 election. Snipes was sued for opening ballots and alleging a slow ballot counting process in which new ballots were mysteriously inserted into the count. So the obvious question is why in the most populous county in the state of Florida does Brenda Snipes still have a job.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Broward County, Florida election official Brenda Snipes — who is continuing to find new ballots in the recent statewide midterm elections for Governor and the U.S. Senate — was previously accused of finding ballots after an election in 2012.
Government Accountability Insititute (GAI) research director Eric Eggers exclusively told SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Tonight‘s Senior Editor-at-Large Rebecca Mansour that Snipes allegedly “found ballots” following an election in 2012.
Eggers said:

She’s also been accused of illegally opening ballots. The Florida GOP sued her for this and when they brought her to court, they said ‘Hey, your office is opening ballots outside the presence of the canvassing board … what’s your explanation?’ And again, the woman in charge of elections in Florida’s second most populous county argued she thought it was okay because her office didn’t understand the meaning of the word ‘canvassing.’

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