The Patriot Post® · Thursday Executive Summary

By Jordan Candler ·

Top of the Fold

“‘Some media outlets have incorrectly reported that the Department has concluded its investigation of election fraud and announced an affirmative finding of no fraud in the election,’ a DOJ spokesperson said in a statement. ‘That is not what the Associated Press reported nor what the Attorney General stated. The Department will continue to receive and vigorously pursue all specific and credible allegations of fraud as expeditiously as possible.’”

  • President Trump says if he’s right about election fraud, “Biden can’t be president” (Fox News)

“In an address posted on his Twitter and Facebook pages that the president described as possibly ‘the most important speech, I’ve ever made,’ Trump charged that ‘lots of bad things happened’ during the election. … Taking aim again at the surge in absentee balloting and early voting due to health concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic, the president emphasized that ‘we used to have what was called Election Day. Now we have election days, weeks and months, and lots of bad things happened during this ridiculous period of time.’”

Election Debrief

  • Biden-linked firm WestExec scrubs China work from website (Free Beacon)

  • Trump’s legal team to submit evidence of over 40,000 people who voted twice in Nevada (Post Millennial)

  • Iowa Democrat Rita Hart asks House lawmakers to overturn her loss (Washington Times)

  • Rep. Mo Brooks plans to challenge Electoral College vote (Daily Wire)

  • Biden surge in red states won’t help Democrats with looming redistricting fights (Washington Examiner)

Government & Politics

  • Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib headline anti-Israel hatefest (Free Beacon)

  • Nancy Pelosi caves, backs bipartisan relief proposal as basis for new negotiations (Washington Times)

  • Prominent diversity consulting firm funded entirely by taxpayer dollars (Free Beacon)

  • Appeals court gives OK to North Carolina voter ID law (Washington Times)


  • CNN anchors and Biden advisers attended major CCP conference with Xi Jinping (National Pulse)

  • CNN liberal apologists caught burying Hunter Biden exposé (NY Post)


  • U.S. tops 14 million COVID cases, sets daily record for deaths, cases, and hospitalizations (NBC News)

  • “Time to cancel everything”: Los Angeles residents are ordered to stay in their homes (Daily Mail)

  • CDC shortens recommended quarantine time from 14 days to as few as seven (Washington Examiner)

  • The three stooges: Obama, Bush, and Clinton willing to get vaccine on camera (NPR)

“I thought we weren’t supposed to trust the Trump vaccine for the China virus? Now that the election is over, it seems safe.” —Keith Koffler

  • Sweden gives up on the “Swedish experiment” (Power Line)

“Dr. Anders Tegnell, the civil servant who pushed for the Swedish experiment, now says 'we see no signs of immunity in the population that are slowing down the infection right now.‘ 'The issue of herd immunity,’ he adds, ‘is difficult.’ … Sweden has backed away from its experiment. Authorities have banned gatherings of more than eight people. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven is advising Swedes: ‘Don’t go to the gym, don’t go the library, don’t have dinner out, don’t have parties — cancel!’”

National Security

  • Trump’s threat to veto annual defense policy bill falls flat on Capitol Hill (Washington Times)

  • House backs curbs on China stock listings, sends bill to Trump (Bloomberg)

  • Adult businesses, foreign operators target Parler social platform with pornography (Disrn)

Business & Economy

Double Standards

  • Kayleigh McEnany opens press conference with video of Dems breaking own lockdown rules (Daily Caller)

  • Austin mayor tells community to stay home while in Cabo after flying there in private jet (Fox News)

  • Jon Ossoff, whose father took $1M from relief fund, slams greedy businesses raiding PPP (Free Beacon)

Non Compos Mentis

  • Hollywood figures mockingly urge conservatives not to vote in Georgia (Fox News)

  • Dozens of body bags left in front of GOP senators’ homes (Disrn)

  • Ohio adds … Ohio … to its COVID-19 travel advisory map (NY Post)

Stranger Than Fiction

  • This Florida man got caught with a stolen power pole strapped to his car (Not the Bee)

  • Kentucky mayor falls asleep in fast-food drive-thru line, crashes into pole (Fox News)

  • KFC rolls out self-driving 5G “chicken trucks” in China (Interesting Engineering)

Hey, as long as they aren’t eating bats…

American Spirit

  • Father and son graduate Texas police academy together: “It gave us a bond” (People)

  • 102-year-old World War II veteran has Columbia park named in her honor (Baltimore Sun)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: American funding of China is becoming dangerous (AEI)

  • Policy: If you smash capitalism, you can’t “build back better” (Daily Signal)

  • Humor: Chuck Norris comes out of closet as even more of a man (Babylon Bee) | Meanwhile, Sméagol sets pronouns to ourses/theirses (Babylon Bee)

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