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GOP sweeps Alaska

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 11/12/20, 07:05 am

The Associated Press projected Wednesday that Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, would win reelection. A win by Sullivan gives Republicans 50 seats in the U.S. Senate. President Donald Trump picked up the state’s three electoral votes the same day, marking the 14th straight time a Republican presidential candidate has won the state. Republican U.S. Rep. Don Young also won the state’s at-large seat in the House for the 25th consecutive time. Young, who has represented the state since 1973, is the longest-serving member of the House.

What does that mean for the Senate? Cal Cunningham on Tuesday conceded to GOP Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina’s race. That puts the Republican Party on the brink of retaining its majority in the Senate. Runoff elections in Georgia in January will decide the winners of the two final seats in the Senate. Democrats need to win both plus the presidency to hold a majority in the chamber. The margin for the presidential race is so tight in Georgia that the state is doing a hand recount of the ballots, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger said Wednesday.

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Kyle is a WORLD Digital news reporter. He is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Kyle resides in Purcellville, Va. Follow him on Twitter @kylezim25.

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  • TIM MILLER
    Posted: Thu, 11/12/2020 08:42 am

    I call for a recount.

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    West Coast Gramma
    Posted: Thu, 11/12/2020 12:45 pm

    LOL!

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    West Coast Gramma
    Posted: Thu, 11/12/2020 12:47 pm

    Where's the complaining from Republicans when the news media called this shot? No different at all! And look at the majority of mail-in ballots? Are we sure it's not fraud?

  • TIM MILLER
    Posted: Thu, 11/12/2020 02:28 pm

    Good points!
    Here's what we know* so far:

    1. Dominion software is used in Alaska to facilitate "remote voting." No joke. 

    2. Trump got 13,000 fewer absentee votes than Biden, but still won the election. How do they think that happend?

    3. Alaska not only offers no excuse absentee voting, but you can get your ballot by FAX or online, a TOTAL RECIPE for disaster.

    4. Typically, in Alaska you have to have someone witness your filling out an absentee ballot. Because of COVID-19, that requirement is no longer in effect, another opportunity to fraudulently fill out multiple ballots.

    Certainly, I can't prove fraud in Alaska, but these things are quite suspicious on their face, and I strongly recommend a hand recount.

  • Big Jim
    Posted: Thu, 11/12/2020 04:09 pm

    I'm telling you guys, if not for all the fraud in Alaska, Trump would have won every single vote!

  • TIM MILLER
    Posted: Thu, 11/12/2020 04:26 pm

    Yep. Without a doubt. Biggest landslide in history! 

  • JerryM
    Posted: Thu, 11/12/2020 10:19 pm

    The above comments  illustrate the problem we have in our culture.  We cannot continue to react reflexively and emotionally to current issues, often in a way that suits our predisposed ideas.  
    I am certainly not saying President Trump is innocent of such charges but there is evidence of fraud that appears to support his allegations and would affect the results (see here, for example: https://www.lifenews.com/2020/11/12/rudy-giuliani-650000-votes-were-illegally-counted-in-philadelphia-and-pittsburgh/ and https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/12/lawsuit-claims-40000-plus-fraudulen...).   
    If there is evidence of fraud in Alaska that would likely affect the results then, I agree, there should be a recount.

    Above all can we act in love to one another?

  • HANNAH.
    Posted: Fri, 11/13/2020 03:06 am

    JerryM, though I appreciate the links to www.lifenews.com and thefederalist.com, it was painful to read about one of the affidavits in the lawsuit reported by The Federalist. A Detroit Elections Department worker observed "numerous illegal activities conducted by Wayne County election officials, affecting thousands if not tens of thousands of votes ..." 

    My heart hurt for you, Tim Miller, and the city clerk who's a Christian (according to one of your earlier comments) when I read the end of the article: "The suit names the City of Detroit, the Detroit Election Commission, Detroit Clerk Janice Winfrey, Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett, and the Wayne County Board of Canvassers as defendants. The Democratic Party has made a motion to join the lawsuit as defendants, meaning it is volunteering to be also sued for these alleged crimes."

    I write with tears that I find no pleasure in this election mess we're in.

  • Narissara
    Posted: Fri, 11/13/2020 09:00 am

    Yes, it's a mess, and we need to pray for our country!  That the Democratic Party has "volunteered to be sued" is kind of an odd way of looking at it, but I suppose it's accurate.  I imagine they want to join so they can bring a counterclaim aganst Trump.  They could file a seperate action, but the court would probably combine the two anyway.  It would be a more efficient use of the court's time, and they might even be hoping that making that conciliation will make the court a tiny bit more predisposed to their side. 

  • TIM MILLER
    Posted: Fri, 11/13/2020 11:25 am

    Jerry, for the record, I don't think that Alaska is a hotbed of voter fraud. I don't think anybody does. I was trying to be satirical to make a point. I certainly do not have any ill will toward you or any Trump supporters. My complaint is with influencers who are intentionally misrepresenting facts to delegitimize an election.

    Hannah, the allegations are very troubling. I don't discount the possibility that fraud could, in some instances, be occurring. I don't think these affadavits prove that it is; in many cases, there's the inference of wrongdoing without knowledge. For example, cars transporting ballots having out of state license plates. Wouldn't it make sense that the department of elections would use rental cars instead of maintaining a fleet for something they do every four years?

    Plus, there's the obvious question of why Detroit would even need to cheat. Biden got 90%+ of the vote! So did Hillary, in 2016.

    Trump won by less than 11,000 votes in Michigan in 2016. He lost by more than 140,000 this year, but actually increased support in Detroit (from 3% to 5% -- about 5000 votes). If the rest of Michigan had supported him like they did in 2016, he would have won. Trump is blaming Detroit for his loss, when he actually did better there compared to last time!

    And thanks, Hannah, for considering the human cost in all of this. Accusations of cheating are very serious, and should only be made with gravity. It is my fervent hope that nobody in Detroit leadership -- or the Trump campaign for that matter -- would value political victory so much they would trade their integrity and the integrity of our system for it. If they do, God have mercy on them. 

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    West Coast Gramma
    Posted: Fri, 11/13/2020 02:01 pm

    Jerry, If you followed Trump's comments since at least two months BEFORE the election, you would know that the mere fact of large scale absentee voting--let alone digital voting, My goodness!--is fraudulent. Don't you realize, according to Trump, that honest people always vote in person, unless, of course, you've lived in Washington/New York for a number of years and filed an absentee ballot in Florida.

  • HANNAH.
    Posted: Sun, 11/15/2020 01:03 pm

    Tim Miller, thank you for your considerate response to my grief over the election process and aftermath. Thank you, all, for a robust debate on various articles and issues. Due to other, more personal grief, I am withdrawing from WORLD online for a season (still receiving the magazine).
    In the meantime, please view a beautiful soliloquy by Tucker Carlson (believe it or not). Endure the ads at the beginning to view the inspiring message. It makes me want to soar in song, "America, America! God shed His grace on thee, and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea!" Even so, Lord Jesus, for Your glory and honor!

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-saluting-america-beautiful-nice-happy-sweet

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