Did Fox News Cost the GOP Orange County?

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by John Nolte:

Nearly 90 minutes before polls closed in California, Fox News chose to make the irresponsible announcement that Republicans had already lost the U.S. House of Representatives. Did that early call cost the Republicans Orange County, California?

Orange County has been a Republican stronghold (and a famous one) for decades, and while there is no question the county had been trending Democrat, on Election Night, Republicans lost all seven congressional seats. But if you look at the vote counts, there were a number of squeakers.

In the 28th District, Democrat Linda Sanchez beat Republican Ryan Downing by less than 300 votes.

Out of over 140,000 votes cast in the 39th District, the Democrat won by only a little over 4,000 votes with 51.4 percent. This race was so close, it was not called until November 17.

In the 45th District, the margin was 51.6 to 48.4 percent with a margin of under 9000 votes out of some 280,000.

With margins such as these, it is not unreasonable to ask if Fox News suppressed the Republican vote with its indefensible Election Night call.

While Democrat voters prefer early voting, it is well known that Republican voters tend to vote on Election Day — which means those after-work hours are crucially important when it comes to turnout.

But for a crucial 87 minutes, between 6:33 p.m. local time, when Fox announced the election for the U.S. House of representatives was over, and 8:00 p.m., when the polls closed, Orange County was told that voting in an important national race that might have been a motivating factor to get in or remain in line, was futile.

Media outlets are supposed to wait until all the polls have closed before calling a race, supposed to wait until all the votes have been cast. For a host of reasons no one should have to explain, this is not only considered good manners, it is an easy way for the media to avoid meddling in elections by discouraging voter participation.

What’s more, sometimes the media get these early calls wrong. During the 2000 presidential election, a number of news outlets not only called Florida an hour before the conservative-leaning Panhandle’s polls closed, they called it wrong for Al Gore.

While we will never know if Fox’s early call on November 6 cost the GOP Orange County, we do know it was anti-democratic, wildly irresponsible, and another in a ever-growing list of lapses of judgment the cable news network has made of late.

In just last few months, Fox News has…

  • Backed CNN’s lawsuit against President Trump to reinstate a press pass for heckler Jim Acosta.
  • Buckled to emotional blackmail from CNN and others and stopped airing Trump’s perfectly acceptable ad about the dangers of illegal immigration.
  • Offered a platform to Jorge Ramos, a left-wing propagandist and open borders extremist.
  • Mocked an actor for working a real job.
  • Spread the fake news that Senate Judiciary Committee testimony from Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford was “exceptionally credible” — when the truth is that Ford’s testimony and documentation were riddled with contradictions and falsehoods.
  • Attacked Breitbart News after we uncovered smoking gun audio about Google’s election meddling.

Read the rest of this article at breitbart.com.

Is Bernie Sanders a Pandering Liar & Sore Loser

Democrats ‘Want Non-Citizens Voting’ Because ‘They Know It Will Help Them Win’

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by Robert Kraychick

Hans von Spakovsky, senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation and manager of its Election Law Reform Initiative, said Democrats “want non-citizens voting” because “they know it will help them win elections,” offering his remarks in a Monday interview with Breitbart Senior Editors-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight.

Von Spakovsky explained the “voter suppression” narrative pushed by Democrats and leftists, saying, “That is a deliberate policy that’s been created by the left. The term ‘voter suppression,’ which you constantly hear now, that is a myth.”

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“That is something that has been created by the left,” added von Spakovsky. “Why? In order to prevent any kind of reform measures that would fix the vulnerabilities in our system and cause us to clean up the voter rolls; to take off the felons and the non-citizens, for example, who are on the rolls in Broward County.” Read the rest of this article at breitbart.com.

 

Koch Brothers Look to Ram Through DACA Amnesty Before New Year

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by John Binder:

The pro-mass immigration GOP megadonor billionaire Koch brothers will “work aggressively” before the year’s end to obtain amnesty for the 3.5 million illegal aliens who are enrolled and eligible for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

The Koch brothers’ network of organizations — which campaigned for Democrats’ open borders policies in the midterm elections — are seeking to ram through their agenda of amnesty, prison release, and more free trade during the lame duck session of Congress before House Democrats are handed the majority in the new year. The year-end agenda is being launched with a multi-million dollar campaign.

A spokesman for the Koch brothers told NBC News:

“We will work aggressively to bring together a divided government to address these critical issues,” said James Davis, a Koch Network spokesman. “It’s a bold, positive vision for what we must do to help people improve their lives.” [Emphasis added] …

“We see an opportunity to engage the American people to address some of the toughest problems facing our country: a broken criminal justice system, an immigration system that prevents good people from contributing, eliminating cronyism and promoting open trade,” Davis said. [Emphasis added]

The Koch brothers’ agenda includes securing amnesty for all DACA-enrolled and eligible illegal aliens — a population of about 3.5 million — while also lobbying Congress to pass legislation that would immediately release 4,000 convicts from federal prison. Read the rest of this article at breitbart.com.

 

Broward County: 2000 2.0?

Broward County Police Remove Rep. Matt Gaetz From Filming Officials Secretly Loading Boxes In/Out of Office (VIDEO)

Broward County Riot Police removed Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) from filming county officials secretly moving boxes in and out of Broward County election offices.

Matt posted the video at 9:30 on Friday night. They must not know Matt is a Congressman!

Matt Gaetz wrote: BREAKING: I took this video as the riot police removed me from where trucks were secretly loading stuff in/out of Broward Supervisors office. All this while they are violating constitutional rights & a court order! #BrowardCounty

Where are the US Marshals?


As reported earlier…. Florida voter JoAnn Knox captured Broward County Election Officials Transferring Ballots in a Similar Rented Enterprise Truck on Election Night!

“This violates all chain of custody requirements for paper ballots,” argues Independent Congressional candidate for Florida’s 23rd District, Tim Canova. Read the rest of this article at thegatewaypundit.com.

 

Florida Official Overseeing Vote Count Destroyed Ballots, Accused of Not Removing Dead Voters from Rolls

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by John Binder

The Florida official put in charge of counting votes in Broward County — the most liberal county in the state — for the gubernatorial and Senate race previously destroyed voter ballots, a judge ruled, and was most recently accused of not removing dead voters from the voter rolls.

Broward County Board of Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes is in charge of vote counting in the area and has yet to disclose how many ballots are still not counted despite the election for governor and Senate occurring two days ago.

Currently, in the Senate race, Republican Rick Scott is leading Democrat incumbent Bill Nelson by more than 20,000 votes. Nelson is hoping for a blowout in Broward County to push him over the edge for re-election.

Snipes was confronted by local media about why the vote count in Broward County has taken so long.

Read the rest of this article at breitbart.com.

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