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Florida’s Election Is Finally Over

Gary Bauer · Nov. 20, 2018

Nearly two weeks after Election Day, Florida’s election finally ended over the weekend. Republican Rick Scott beat Democrat Bill Nelson for U.S. Senate and Republican former Rep. Ron DeSantis beat Democrat Mayor Andrew Gillum for governor. Both contests were engulfed in controversy over charges of vote tampering and fraud. Boxes of ballots were found and boxes of other ballots were lost, and that was just in Broward County.  We have all gotten used to “early voting,” but the “late voting” cannot be tolerated.

Something is clearly rotten. Broward County Election Supervisor Brenda Snipes made multiple mistakes overseeing the handling and counting of ballots. Snipes resigned on Monday amid charges of incompetence. But since all the mistakes benefited the Democrats, is it really evidence of incompetence or does the pattern suggest something much more sinister? An investigation should be opened immediately.

During the recount, eventual winner Rick Scott lost thousands of votes. Longtime observers said this was “kooky” and outside of normal recounts. Usually a recount can shift a few hundred votes, but not thousands. I believe that if the GOP had not flooded Broward County with lawyers this race may well have been stolen.

Meanwhile around the rest of the country, more than a dozen conservatives who won on Election Day ended up losing after absentee ballots were counted. I am only aware of one race in which absentee ballots put the Republican in the lead. Does the GOP really have that terrible of a grassroots operation that it can’t match the Left in absentee ballots in race after race? Voter fraud is a growing concern, including voting by noncitizens. 

If major election reform does not take place in the next two years, 2020 will be a disaster for conservatives and our Constitutional Republic.

Migrants Invade Tijuana

Did you hear about the anti-immigration protest over the weekend? Things got pretty heated.

Hundreds of protestors in a city near the border gathered to wave the flag, sing the national anthem, and deliver a message to thousands of illegal aliens pouring in from Central America that they’re not wanted.

“Out! Out!” the protestors chanted, referring to the illegals as “an invasion.” Emotions ran so high that scuffles broke out between the city’s residents and the police. 

There’s one thing I should add about the protests: They didn’t occur in the United States, but in Tijuana, a Mexican border city just south of California. It’s the place where the caravans are heading, overrunning the streets and filling shelters. They are expected to stay for months, and the Mexicans who live there aren’t very happy about it.

Many Tijuana residents depend on business from people who cross the border legally, and they’re upset that the caravans will mean the border may be closed. Others complain that the migrants are ungrateful, tossing unwanted food or discarding donated clothing simply because it’s not a brand name.

We’ve seen the same anger in communities on the U.S. side of the border. President Trump is angry too, which is why he wants a wall. We’ve seen it throughout Europe, where governments have been unwilling or unable to stop mass migration from the Middle East and Africa that is overrunning their communities.

The residents of Tijuana are not xenophobic. They also don’t want their community to become a doormat for whoever wants to enter.

Their response is normal and healthy. What’s not normal or healthy is the response of the elites in the U.S. and other countries who see it as their duty to advocate for everybody other than the citizens of the country they live in.

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