REPORT: 1 MILLION VOTERS JUST SWITCHED PARTIES. MANY WILL #GUNVOTE

The firearm industry isn’t surprised and the trend is ongoing. Progressive soft-on-crime policies and gun control pushes are leaving Americans feeling unsafe. Millions are making a change and they’re embracing the Second Amendment.

It’s another harbinger of a possible political wipeout for gun control-supporting Democrats who have pushed policies that fail to hold criminals accountable for their crimes yet punish law-abiding Americans. The Associated Press reported on new analysis showing more than 1 million Americans have already joined the Republican Party. The shift is touching all areas of the country.

“It’s more so a rejection of the Left,” Ben Smith of suburban Denver said. Smith added he registered as a Republican earlier in the year in part because he “became increasingly concerned about Democrats’ inability to quell violent crime.”

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Los Angeles DA George Gascon Recall Campaign Hits Ballot Signature Requirement, Urges Voters to Stay Focused

Recall Gascon Campaign co-chair Kathy Cady said on Thursday she is confident that the effort to oust Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon will happen after hitting a signature milestone.

The campaign told Fox News it received over 30,000 petitions over the past few days in an effort to gather the 567,857 needed by July 6. The group said it hit the target Wednesday but is working toward collecting 650,000 signatures as some will likely be deemed invalid by Los Angeles County officials……

Republican Who Flipped Blue House Seat in Texas Says Her Victory Sends ‘Strong Message’ to Democrats

Republican Rep.-elect Mayra Flores says Democrats should take her victory in a special congressional election in Texas as a warning sign to stop taking Hispanic voters for granted.

Flores, who won a contest Tuesday for an open seat House seat along the nation’s southern border in the Rio Grande Valley, made history as the first Mexican-born congresswoman. And she’s the first Republican to win in the heavily Hispanic district since it was created a decade ago………

South Carolina Incumbent Tom Rice Who Voted to Impeach Trump Has Lost His Seat

On Tuesday, South Carolinians went to the polls to decide if incumbents, including Rep. Tom Rice, could withstand a primary after invoking the wrath of former President Donald Trump. Rep. Rice, who represents South Carolina’s 7th Congressional District, lost his seat, after Russell Fry, the Trump-backed challenger, earned more than 50 percent of the vote, avoiding a runoff.

Rep. Rice had earned the former president’s ire as one of 10 Republican House members who had voted to impeach Trump in January of last year, just as he was about to leave office.

When even one of the proggiest, leftist cities in the U.S. finally has had enough of their own medicine……..


Voters oust Chesa Boudin as district attorney in San Francisco

San Francisco voters fired their headline-grabbing reformist district attorney Tuesday, NBC News Projects, after rising crime rates proved intolerable even for the famously progressive city.

Chesa Boudin, the son of left-wing radicals who was elected on a Black Lives Matter-aligned platform to reform the criminal justice system, faced a successful recall effort as voters grew frustrated with the perception that his office is not willing to do much about crime.

The outcome was rebuke of the left as Democrats retreat from calls to defund the police in the face of polls nationally showing growing concern about public safety, especially from people of color.

Mayor London Breed will appoint a temporary successor to fill the DA’s office — formerly occupied by Vice President Kamala Harris — until an election can be held…………….

demoncraps weren’t worried about voters being suppressed.
They were worried about fraudulent votes being suppressed.


The Big Lie About Georgia Voting Has Been Shredded.

To its credit, the Washington Post didn’t memory-hole the long freak-out about Georgia, running a story headlined “Voting is surging in Georgia despite controversial new election law.” A better headline would have been “Voting is surging in Georgia despite allegations about new election law.”

A thread throughout the Post story chronicles how Democratic activists have changed their strategies in reaction to the law. But if you can defeat alleged voter suppression with ease by registering people and getting them out to vote in massive numbers, it’s a good sign that there wasn’t any voter suppression to begin with.

The Post report ends with an anecdote about Patsy Reid, a 70-year-old, African-American retiree who was surprised that she could vote early with absolutely no issue. “I had heard that they were going to try to deter us in any way possible because of the fact that we didn’t go Republican on the last election, when Trump didn’t win,” she told the Post. “To go in there and vote as easily as I did and to be treated with the respect that I knew I deserved as an American citizen — I was really thrown back.”

That’s the voice of someone who had been lied to — repeatedly and at great volume.

It was often said that SloJoe never had a chance, so Lieawatha Fauxcahontas bears watching.


Democrats Already Trying to Position Themselves for 2024.

Have you noticed that Elizabeth Warren keeps putting herself in front of every new current thing? When Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter was the hot story, she put herself front and center, then did the same thing with abortion.

Do you think this is a coincidence, or is it more likely that Warren is trying to remind Democrat voters that she is standing by, ready to jump in when they drop Biden?

It’s not just Warren who’s doing this. Bernie Sanders has recently said that he is prepared to run again.

This report from NBC News is very revealing:

Top Democrats jockey for 2024 presidential campaign position

In recent months, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ political team has noticed a marked shift in the 80-year-old former presidential candidate: His campaign fires are burning hot.

On Thursday, Sanders, I-Vt., will travel to Pittsburgh to headline a rally for Summer Lee, one of a half-dozen hard-core progressives he has endorsed in contested Democratic congressional primaries. He also plans to meet with Starbucks workers in the city to show solidarity in a store-by-store unionization push…

All of that might be unremarkable if Sanders were shadow boxing himself against the backdrop of an inevitable Biden re-election bid.

Instead, he is just the most openly ambitious of an emerging field of Democratic hopefuls who are positioning themselves to run if Biden doesn’t, more than a dozen Democratic insiders said in interviews. Most of them weren’t authorized to speak on the record or insisted on anonymity to avoid upsetting one or more of the potential candidates.

The set of would-be contenders is widely viewed as including Vice President Kamala Harris, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and California Gov. Gavin Newsom, according to Democratic sources…

The top adviser on a past presidential campaign said potential hopefuls are inflicting damage on fellow Democrats, most notably Biden.

“It looks like Warren, Newsom and some of the others are looking to run down Biden and the party, which is unhelpful,” he said. “It’s like they’re on the Titanic and they’re sending out for more icebergs.”

In Warren’s case, people have noticed her increased visibility.

Axios recently reported:

Elizabeth Warren grabs center stage

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is eclipsing President Biden with endorsements and, at times, as the Democrats’ leading voice on major issues, including abortion and canceling student debt.

Why it matters: The progressive’s prominence is pressuring the incumbent president and White House to move left. It’s also raising questions about her ambitions, especially as the Democratic Party faces electoral apocalypse this fall and questions about whose voice — and issues — are best to rebound.

– While Warren has ruled out another campaign for president in 2024, her high profile would buttress any bid should Biden himself not run for a second term.

Warren will deny she is running in 2024, right up until she is running in 2024.

The minute it becomes clear that Biden can’t or won’t run, Warren and other Democrats will all scramble to fill the void and become the party’s standard bearer.

Start Planning For 2024, 2026, And 2028 Now

While Second Amendment supporters have their eyes on the 2022 midterms (justifiably), these vital elections will not be the only ones that should have the attention of loyal Ammoland readers. The fact is, to avoid poor performance in future elections, proper prior planning and preparation are needed, starting now.

The fact is, if you wait for candidates to announce their runs, you’ve probably waited too long to be ready to have a decisive impact on the primary elections. The real effect Second Amendment supporters can have is by volunteering with political parties at the precinct and county level for starters, as well as being poll workers and poll watchers. Just that involvement alone can help bring Second Amendment issues to the fore.

2024

This is, of course, a presidential election year. Second Amendment supporters have the chance to get the Biden-Harris regime’s anti-Second Amendment extremism out of office, and to replace it with a pro-Second Amendment president, vice-president, and the other appointed offices that affect our rights.

There will also be gubernatorial and other state races in several states, plus the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate seats last up for election in 2018. This is a chance to replace disappointments like Jon Tester which should not be missed.

2026

If all goes well, Second Amendment supporters will be in the position of figuring out how to minimize the usual midterm losses that happen due to the election of a pro-Second Amendment president. Whether it’s Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, or someone else, the task of maintaining control of Congress will be crucial.

One place that could be tough is Maine: Susan Collins may call it a political career after 30 years. Yes, she has been the source of frustration, but her first vote in this most recent Congress was NOT for Chuck Schumer as Senate Majority Leader. It will also be a chance to reclaim the Senate seat held by Jon Ossoff, who thinks Second Amendment advocacy is a form of corruption.

2028

In this election, Second Amendment supporters will have to try to maintain the Senate seats we gain this year – and figure out how to pick up seats we didn’t. If you were disappointed with having Doctor Oz as an option in Pennsylvania, this is the year to find a better one.

It will also be another presidential election year, so Second Amendment supporters ideally will be in the position of trying to keep control of the White House as opposed to trying to take it from an anti-Second Amendment extremist.

One other thing: 2028 also will be a long time from now, so build up a good bench, because a lot can happen between now and then. After all, six years ago, Ron DeSantis was just another Congressman, Doctor Oz was a daytime TV fixture, and Second Amendment supporters were bracing for the very real chance of a Hillary Clinton Administration.

So, Second Amendment supporters should ask those running for localstate, or federal office the right questions. With proper prior planning and preparation, they will be able to defeat anti-Second Amendment extremists via the ballot box.

Arizona Judge Dismisses Lawsuits Aimed at Disqualifying Reps. Gosar, Biggs

Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

An Arizona judge has tossed lawsuits that attempted to disqualify Reps. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) and Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) from holding office.

The suits, which also took aim at state Rep. Mark Finchem, a Republican, failed because the U.S. Constitution does not provide for private action to enforce Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment, Superior Court Judge Christopher Coury ruled.

The section, known as the Disqualification Clause, says that no person shall hold a federal office if they “have engaged in insurrection or rebellion” against the government.

Two groups linked to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a self-described socialist, filed the complaints, claiming that Gosar, Biggs, and Finchem violated the clause because they “helped facilitate” the Jan. 6, 2021, breach of the U.S. Capitol.

But the clause clearly states that Congress is the body that has the power to enforce the section, a determination also outlined in one of the few cases that deal with it, Coury said.

Congress has not created a civil private right of action to allow a citizen to enforce the Disqualification Clause by having a person declared to be ‘not qualified’ to hold public office,” the judge ruled.

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Arizona attorney general: Election fraud in Maricopa ‘raises questions’ about 2020.

A blockbuster review of Maricopa County’s mismanaged 2020 election by Arizona’s attorney general is raising new questions about the final vote in a state former President Donald Trump was expected to win but lost to Joe Biden by 10,457 ballots.

“We have reached the conclusion that the 2020 election in Maricopa County revealed serious vulnerabilities that must be addressed and raises questions about the 2020 election in Arizona,” said an “interim report” issued today by Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

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Supreme Court Decision on Redistricting Leaves Democrats Reeling

Republicans were down a touchdown with one play left and half the field to go in Wisconsin regarding redistricting for the state legislature, but thanks to a shocker of a decision from the Supreme Court, overtime has just been forced.

Previously, Wisconsin’s highest court had decided to use maps drawn by the Democrat governor after a months-long battle with Republican lawmakers. In doing so, the process hurdled past several legal issues that the Supreme Court decided were improperly ignored. Yet, the bigger story here isn’t actually about Wisconsin, and we’ll get to that in a moment.

As expected, the wailing and gnashing of teeth began immediately.

I’m not a lawyer, and this decision is in the weeds a bit, but here is a good explainer from a left-wing Supreme Court analyst. Ignore the consternation in the writing because the actual details are solid as to what occurred.

The majority decision essentially says this: there was an impasse between the Democratic governor and the Republican legislature over drawing district lines. So the court had to draw lines in the first instance. It set forth criteria which essentially said that parties should propose maps that make the least change from the maps of the last decade.

The court adopted the Governor’s maps, and those maps added another majority-minority district around Milwaukee. The governor added this district saying it was required by the Voting Rights Act because the failure to draw the district would violate Section 2 of the VRA.

When the state supreme court adopted the Governor’s maps, it left open the possibility that they could be challenged later as violating the VRA or as an unconstitutional racial gerrymander (a Shaw claim), violating the Constitution’s equal protection clause. There was no full airing of either issue in this fast-track litigation to draw the district lines.

The Supreme Court’s opinion today says either the Governor or the Supreme Court misapplied the Supreme Court’s VRA and racial gerrymandering precedents, in part by elevating just one of the VRA Gingles factors (proportionality).

It said that the VRA should be read in light of the racial gerrymandering cases and require the drawing of a majority-minority district only when a certain kind of strict scrutiny analysis is applied. The state supreme court should have considered under strict scrutiny “whether a race-neutral alternative that did not add a seventh majority-black district would deny black voters equal political opportunity.”

To summarize, Democrat Gov. Tony Evers drew up another majority-black district in his redistricting submission, elevating proportionality above all other factors. In adopting that map, the state’s high court failed to analyze whether the district could have been drawn in a neutral fashion without resorting to racial gerrymandering. The case will now be sent back down to be re-evaluated and properly adjudicated.

This decision is just the latest step by the Supreme Court to limit the ability of the Voting Rights Act to serve as a partisan tool for Democrats to racially gerrymander for their own political gain. For decades, Democrat officeholders have used the VRA test of proportionality to ensure they retain power in predominately urban areas while ignoring all other factors. The conservatives on the Supreme Court are not keen to let that continue and have been chipping away at such practices for several years now.

That has the left panicking because the VRA has represented a primary resource in retaining power. So, while I don’t know how this Wisconsin case will ultimately turn out, that’s actually a secondary concern here. What’s far more noteworthy in all this is that the Supreme Court is continuing to scrutinize the VRA and its application, specifically in cases where it is being used as cover for partisan redistricting.

In the end, Democrats aren’t freaking out because of the possibility of losing a single, state-level district in Wisconsin. No one, including Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, actually cares about that. Rather, they are freaking out because this decision is much farther reaching and could completely nuke the left’s “cheat code” regarding redistricting in the future.

Old: “Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.”

New: “Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows the midterm elections are in November, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.”

Any threat to politician’s cushy seats on the .gov gravy train is always cause for them ‘rethink their position’.


BLUF:
We should remember that lease auctions are only the first steps in the process. Next comes permits and mountains of paperwork and red tape. And, oil and gas drillers have to decide if it is prudent to pursue drilling during the Biden administration, given its hostile attitude to fossil fuels. At times like this, with energy prices skyrocketing, and the Biden administration going hat in hand to nefarious actors to beg for oil, it certainly is in our national interest to go back to what works and reestablish our energy independence.

Biden administration resumes plans for oil and gas drilling on federal land.

The Biden administration is finally moving forward with re-starting the leasing of federal land for oil and gas drilling. The Interior Department made the announcement after a federal appeals court ruled in favor of the administration last week. The “social cost of carbon” value is factored in measuring the cost of climate change in the drilling process. The court ruled that the administration can use a higher calculation value of per ton of greenhouse gases emitted in the federal decision–making process.

When Joe Biden ran for president, he promised to stop federal drilling auctions, but that effort has caused Republican-led states to file court challenges. Since he took office in January 2021, Biden’s administration has provided a string of stops and starts to the federal oil and gas leasing program. Biden wants a return to the Obama-era value of $50 per ton of greenhouse gases emitted, while Republicans prefer the calculation used during the previous administration of $10 per ton.

The Interior Department said there would be a delay in upcoming federal oil and gas lease sales last month because a Louisiana federal judge blocked the administration from using its much higher social cost of carbon value when it factors in the risks of climate change in decision-making on permits, investments, and regulatory issues. That changed last week when a federal appeals court ruled in favor of the administration. It issued a temporary permit to use $50 per ton of greenhouse gases emitted. The Biden administration is being allowed to refigure the metric of calculating the alleged cost to society from greenhouse gas emissions, at least temporarily.

“With this ruling, the Department continues its planning for responsible oil and gas development on America’s public lands and waters,” Interior Department spokeswoman Melissa Schwartz said in an email. “Calculating the social cost of greenhouse gas emissions provides important information that has been part of the foundation of the work the Interior Department has undertaken over the past year.”

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Trump Offers a Proposal to Destroy the Deep State

Virtually all Americans believed, until the inauguration of Donald Trump as president on January 20, 2017, that when someone became president, he could begin to implement his agenda. Certainly Old Joe Biden’s handlers have done so with a vengeance since they took over; but when Trump became president, he immediately began to encounter resistance from entrenched members of the government bureaucracy who refused to do as he ordered. Some worked actively against Trump, while the establishment media assured us that these self-appointed “deep state” saboteurs were the courageous guardians of “our democracy.” At his South Carolina rally Saturday night, Trump continued to tease a 2024 run and made a new promise about how he would break the power of the unelected “deep state.”

“We will pass critical reforms,” Trump said, “making every executive branch employee fireable by the president of the United States. The deep state must and will be brought to heel.”

It’s a commonsensical solution, as Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance pointed out. “Everyone is losing their mind about this, but I’ve been calling for it at every town hall I do. Either the president controls the executive branch or he doesn’t. If he doesn’t, we don’t live in a Republic, we live in a civil service driven oligarchy.”

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He’s a political liability now that the goobermint reaction to the bug has become a political liability

Where’s Fauci?

Where is Dr. Fauci? After two years of leadoff hitting on Meet the Press, the guy has seemingly disappeared.

There had been a growing list of theories on Fauci’s whereabouts, including the Wuhan lab where COVID probably originated. Naturally, everyone wants to know where he has been. And luckily, SubStack writer Jordan Schachtel found the answer.

It turns out that Fauci vanished soon after a polling article warned Democrats that Americans are fed up with COVID hysteria and it might cost them the 2022 midterms.

Here’s the memo.  [you can click on each page to see a bigger version]

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San Francisco recalls 3 members of city’s school board.

Three members of San Francisco’s school board were ousted Tuesday in the wake of widespread backlash over the slow reopening of schools shut down by COVID-19 and a controversial plan to rename dozens of school sites.

School board president Gabriela López, vice president Faauuga Moliga and commissioner Alison Collins were all stripped of their positions during a special election, according to tallies by the San Francisco Department of Elections.

Furious parents launched the recall effort in January 2021 after arguing the school board was pushing progressive politics instead of acting in the best interests of children amid the pandemic.

“The city of San Francisco has risen up and said this is not acceptable to put our kids last,” said Siva Raj, a father of two who helped launch the recall effort.

“Talk is not going to educate our children, it’s action. It’s not about symbolic action, it’s not about changing the name on a school, it is about helping kids inside the school building read and learn math.”

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The Supreme Court Drops the Hammer on Democrat Redistricting Games and Sets up a Coming Death Blow

After several days of bad news on the redistricting front, including a bad decision in North Carolina for the GOP-drawn map there, a big win has been delivered to Republicans. The US Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 to halt a lower court order in Alabama that it must redraw its previously passed Congressional map.

That means a 6-1 Republican to Democrat map will now go into effect in 2022, and given the makeup of the Supreme Court, there’s no reason to believe it gets struck down at any point past that.

As one of my RedState colleagues previously speculated, challenging the Alabama map on the grounds of the Voting Rights Act was a total miscalculation for Democrats. They were always an underdog in stopping the GOP map in Alabama, but worse for them, the court has also granted cert to the case, with a full decision likely to come in 2023. That decision is unlikely to be kind to those who want to keep weaponizing the VRA to produce Democrat-stacked maps while not allowing Republicans to gerrymander.

What that means is that not only did Democrats lose in this specific instance, but they could lose a lot more, all across the country in regards to their use of racial quotas for congressional districts once a final decision is delivered.

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Black Voters Sue NYC Over Noncitizen Voting, Claim it Violates Civil Rights Law

A group of Black New Yorkers sued the Big Apple’s Board of Elections, claiming that the new law allowing noncitizens to cast ballots in local elections violates federal civil rights law because the New York City Council passed the law in order to strengthen the voting power of certain racial groups, diluting the votes of other groups.

“They explicitly used race as a factor of demarking the voter groups that they wanted to give this privilege to and that is a direct violation of the 15th Amendment,” former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, a member of the board of directors at the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), which filed the lawsuit, told Fox News……………

“Gerrymandering” is only a threat to the nation, democracy; Truth, Justice and the American Way™ when Republicans do it


New York demoncraps Are Gerrymandering GOP Districts Out of Existence.

New York State has 19 Democrat seats in the House of Representatives and eight Republican seats. But if a new gerrymandered map proposed by Democratic state legislators is implemented, Democrats would likely get 22 seats compared to Republicans only getting four. The state lost one seat because of population decline.

But wait! Democrats oppose gerrymandering, right?

Pffft… they only oppose gerrymandering when they’re not the ones doing it. Especially since this map could help protect Democrats from losing their majority in the House in November.

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Court Finds Pennsylvania Mail-in Voting Law Unconstitutional

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania on Friday found the state’s mail-in voting law unconstitutional.

The lawsuit was filed by Doug McLinko, vice chairman of the Bradford County Board of Commissioners in Pennsylvania. His argument was that he was unable to perform his duties as commissioner and certify the 2020 election because Pennsylvania’s 2019 election reform law is unconstitutional.

McLinko describes the Trump-Biden election after this law as a “mess” and told Just the News, “Our votes were just thrown away.”

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