• Shape of Things to Come: GOP Wins in Two Special Elections … Or Does It?

    Surge Summary: In two special elections Tuesday, it appears Republicans have prevailed – but hold on a minute, eyes are wide open on the California race where outstanding votes are still being counted despite the GOP candidates sizable lead.

    by Gary Bauer

    Republican candidates prevailed in two special elections [Tuesday].  Both races were cast as referendum on President Trump’s performance during the pandemic.

    In Wisconsin, voters in the 7th Congressional District elected state Sen. Tom Tiffany, described as a “soft-spoken” but “fierce ideological conservative,” to replace former Congressman Sean Duffy.  Tiffany won 57% to 43% against his Democrat opponent.

    While this working class district leans to the right, Republicans cannot take it for granted.  The Romney/Ryan ticket won it by only three points in 2012.  But the Trump/Pence team carried it by 20 points in 2016.  Old Republicanism doesn’t sell well here.

    Meanwhile, out in California’s 25th District, it’s a real squeaker.  [Sarcasm alert!]  Republican Mike Garcia is ahead by only 17,000 votes.  That represents a 12-point lead at this point and should be good enough to win.

    Except for one problem:  It’s California, home of the vote harvesting phenomenon.  Many of the outstanding votes yet to be counted in [Tuesday]’s election are in Los Angeles County.

    The state of California and the Democrat Party (really the same thing) are saying that ballots that arrive as late as Friday will be counted, giving them a couple of extra days to harvest ballots.

    This is all the evidence anyone needs to understand why we should not have nationwide mail-in voting.  It will turn into nationwide mail-in cheating.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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