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  1. President Trump will be re-elected. President Trump will likely hold all of the states he won last time, with Pennsylvania being the only loss. He’ll likely flip New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada and Minnesota. There’s even an outside shot at flipping Maine. That would put his electoral vote total north of 330.
  2. President Trump will win the popular vote.
  3. The lawsuits that seemed imminent a month ago won’t be a factor, at least in determining the presidential race. Lawsuits might get filed but President Trump will have enough electoral votes to call it Tuesday night.
  4. Republicans will flip the House, thanks to the recruiting efforts of Elise Stefanik, Dan Crenshaw and Will Hurd.
  5. John James will defeat Gary Peters in Michigan.
  6. Mitch McConnell will remain Senate Majority Leader.
  7. Joni Ernst and Martha McSally will win their races.
  8. Lindsey Graham and Thom Tillis will win their races.
  9. Jason Lewis will pull off the surprise upset in Minnesota.
  10. Republicans will hold onto their majority in the Minnesota Senate.

The polls have been intentionally wrong all year. They’re fake news. Still, it’s important for Republicans to Get Out And Vote!

It’s looking more and more like the unthinkable will finally happen this year. To Minnesotans, the unthinkable is defined as a Republican presidential candidate winning Minnesota’s 10 electoral votes. The unthinkable might just have company in the form of the impossible. In Minnesota, the impossible is defined as a Minnesotan winning a statewide race.

Apparently, both things are possible this year. President Trump is well-positioned to flip Minnesota from blue to red. Further, Jason Lewis is finishing fast, making it very possible for Lewis to Trump Tina Smith on the strength of standing with the police. In Lewis’ case, it isn’t a matter of following President Trump’s lead. Jason Lewis’ wife is a retired police officer.

What’s making this possible are 2 forgettable Democrat candidates (Joe Biden, Tina Smith), 2 solid GOP candidates (President Trump, Jason Lewis) and a great GOP GOTV. President Trump and Jason Lewis are enthusiastically pro-mining and stoutheartedly pro-law enforcement. With a week left in the campaign, GOP momentum is surging while Democrats stay in hiding.

Tina Smith has shied away from debates, only competing in 1 virtual debate. Joe Biden visited Minnesota once (Hermantown, just south of Duluth). When Biden visited, he did the impossible when he shut out the local media, which generated lots of negative local press. He visited a union training center, where Biden had a captive audience of about a dozen trainees.

That same night, President Trump rallied in front of “a crowd of thousands at the Bemidji Regional Airport for a campaign rally.” A crowd of thousands to a Biden rally is beyond unthinkable. I don’t think it’s happened this campaign season.

Tina Smith and Joe Biden should worry about this:

But Republicans have to worry about Biden’s enormous lead in urban areas, 64% to 28%, and his 48% to 42% lead in suburbs. Trump’s 53% to 36% lead in rural areas of northern, western and southern Minnesota might not be enough to offset the Biden advantage in the metro area.

A Democrat that isn’t leading by 40+ points in the Twin Cities is hurting. Further, a Democrat running about even in the suburbs is in trouble. Law and order is the predominant issue in the suburbs. It’s also where many shy Trump voters live.

The momentum is clearly on Republicans’ sides going into the final week campaign. The biggest question is who closes stronger.

Though she didn’t admit it during her interview with KSTP’s Tom Hauser, Tina Smith’s dipping and dodging said that she’s a yes vote for packing the US Supreme Court. When asked if she’d vote to expand the Supreme Court and blow up the Constitution, Sen. Smith said “It is completely premature to talk about what we would do with the Supreme Court because we don’t know what the situation is going to be. I’m going to wait and see what happens. But let’s be clear here. What is happening right now is the Republicans are packing the court by pushing through the Supreme Court nominee against the will of the American public who believe the next president, whoever that person may be, should be the one who appoints the next Supreme Court justice. They changed their rules in order to push people onto the Supreme Court that they want to have there and that’s what they’re trying to distract us all from now.”

Sen. Smith is dodging answering the question because she wants to have another 6 years in office for people to forget about her vote to dismantle the Constitution. Voting to expand the Supreme Court is a vote to dismantle the Constitution because the Constitution relies on consisting of 2 political branches and a judicial, non-political branch.

This past week gave Democrats 3 days to tell America that their preference for a Supreme Court justice was a politician in a black robe. Democrats kept asking Judge Barrett whether she’d take into consideration the impact her decisions might have if confirmed. Judge Barrett consistently said that it’s her job to interpret the law, not write the law.

If anything is obvious, it’s that Tina Smith votes with Sen. Schumer 95+ percent of the time. Here’s what Sen. Schumer recently said about destroying the Supreme Court and the Constitution:

Once you have unified Democrat DC government, the Supreme Court will become a political branch of government. The constitutional principle of checks and balances will disappear forever. The Constitution is supposed to be a limiting document in that it’s supposed to limit government. The more that government invades our lives, the fewer choices We The People have.

I’m positive that Sen. Jason Lewis would vote against expanding the Supreme Court, thereby dismantling the Constitution. I’m as positive of that as I’m positive that Tina Smith would vote for expanding the Supreme Court and dismantling the Constitution.

Because they’re the party of government, Democrats generally don’t like limiting government. The Democrats’ worst nightmare the past 5 years was RBG dying with a Republican president and a Republican majority in the US Senate. Now their worst nightmare has happened, they’re thinking of ways to change the rules. That’s why expanding the Supreme Court is imperative to Democrats. To do that, they need Tina Smith in the Senate so Democrats can become the majority. They need unified Democrat governance in DC.

It isn’t difficult to figure out that Tina Smith is a place-holder senator in DC. She’s there to be a reliable vote for Sen. Schumer. Expecting her to show any leadership skills is a waste of time. She’ll vote no to confirm Judge Amy Coney-Barrett to a spot on the Supreme Court, just like faux centrist Amy Klobuchar.

Wouldn’t it be fun having a leader in the Senate instead of these do-nothings? Jason Lewis is that leader. He’s ready to go to Washington, DC to hold the powerful accountable. For instance, Jason Lewis just said that he’d hold Big Tech accountable:

Republican Senate candidate Jason Lewis called out Big Tech’s censorship after Twitter and Facebook suppressed a story about Hunter Biden. Twitter blocked users from sharing a New York Post story Wednesday that contained alleged emails from Hunter Biden. Twitter did so under the guise of the story being “potentially harmful,” and Facebook took similar actions the same day.

After the news broke, former Congressman Lewis renewed his commitment to take on Big Tech if elected. “With the latest abuse of monopoly power, it’s long past due to end the censorship of Big Tech. They are, in the middle of a crucial election, making what amounts to a series of campaign donations to liberal Democrats. And the only reason they’re able to get by with it is the Sec. 230 carveout they got in the ’96 [Communications Decency] Act, not available to other editors and publishers. That ends when I get to the Senate,” Lewis told Alpha News.

I wrote here that the Biden scandal has now been verified. Twitter still won’t let the story be shared. Twitter still has the Twitter account of the NYPost locked. Twitter won’t unlock the NYPost’s account until they delete the tweet with the Biden Scandal url. That’s old-fashioned Soviet-style censorship. That’s the type of thing that the Chinese Communist Party still does.

Tina Smith was bought by Big Tech:

U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis released the following statement calling on Senator Tina Smith to return the campaign contributions she has received from big tech monopolies in the wake of latest censorship attempts:

Big tech and the mainstream news media are no longer fair and honest arbiters, but instead are acting as partisan activists bordering on election interference. Especially so when big tech platforms that are supposedly pledged to neutrality censor published stories revealing corruption involving their preferred Presidential candidate, Joe Biden.

“Senator Tina Smith has taken more than $14,000 dollars from big tech monopolies since getting to the Senate—including $5,000 dollars from Facebook—which I call upon her to return immediately. Her failure to do so would merely be the latest indication of how compromised she’s become in Washington, whether the donors are from Silicon Valley or from multinationals outsourcing American jobs to China.

Expecting Tina Smith to stand up against Big Tech’s censorship of political speech is foolish. She’s spineless on that front. She’s a special interest magnet.

Salena Zito’s latest column shines a bright spotlight on Minnesota’s statewide races. Ms. Zito is correct when she writes “The race for the Senate is real in Minnesota. Former Rep. Jason Lewis, who lost his suburban House seat in the Democratic wave election cycle of 2018, has returned, this time for a Senate seat in Minnesota, challenging incumbent Democratic Sen. Tina Smith.”

First, Tina Smith isn’t a household name in Minnesota, especially compared with Amy Klobuchar, aka St. Amy of Hennepin County. Next, Smith isn’t an ally of the Iron Range:

“You have Elizabeth Warren come here to Minnesota and say, ‘No mining in Minnesota,’ and these voters are like, ‘Are you kidding me? No mining in Minnesota?’ That is the Iron Range. There’s a reason they call it the Iron Range. Now, we’ve got the largest reserves of copper and nickel up there, and they’re saying, ‘Nope, can’t get at them.’ And then [Rep.] Betty McCollum, the uber-liberal St. Paul representative, drops a bill that would effectively ban mining on the range. Does Tina Smith, my opponent, pledge to block it? Nope, nary a peep,” Lewis explained.

“That is the reason these traditionally Democrat constituents are saying, ‘You’re leaving me. You’re telling me that my way of life on the range is a bad thing. It put my kids through school.’ Well, those voters are coming to us in droves,” he said.

There’s a rumor circulating in Minnesota that the Trump data analytics team has identified 250,000 adults in rural Minnesota who should support President Trump that weren’t registered voters at the start of 2020. It isn’t a rumor that the Trump campaign has spent tons of money on voter registration drives and GOTV operations. If those people exist, then that’s a game-changing event. Trump lost Minnesota by 44,000 votes in 2016. If Trump registers 175,000-200,000 of those rural voters, that’ll swamp Biden and Smith. That’s before talking about the potential for doing better than expected in the suburbs and the Cities:

Lewis admitted that he still needs to earn the suburban vote, at least part of it, something he did do in 2016 and did not do in the 2018 Democratic wave. “So, I did win them previous to that cycle, so I’ve got a little bit of an opening in the suburbs. You add to that the fact of the riots, the fact that the hard Left, the Antifa Left, which is trying to make the argument that one injustice ought to be compounded by another injustice, riots and going after cops … has clearly put the suburbs even in more play,” he said.

His wife, Leigh, is a former St. Paul police officer. “We’re very, very optimistic as we go around the suburbs,” Lewis said. “And that’s where I live as well; that will put us over the finish line, and the polls are showing that.”

With the urban unrest in Minneapolis, Republicans have a great opportunity to do better than expected in Hennepin and Ramsey counties and the suburbs. Lewis should do well in places like Dakota and Carver counties, which have fairly significant rural populations. Let’s just say that Tina Smith doesn’t do well beyond the inner ring suburbs. Lewis has President Trump’s enthusiastic endorsement, which helps in rural Minnesota:

It’ll take a perfect storm to fully flip Minnesota. Considering the turbulence that Minnesota’s dealt with this year, I’m certainly won’t rule out that perfect storm.

Predictably, Senate Democrats voted unanimously against starting debate on a COVID relief bill. Democrats didn’t vote against final passage of the bill. Democrats voted against starting debate on a bill that “provides $300 per week in federal unemployment benefits through Dec. 27, another round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding, more money for testing and schools and liability protections from coronavirus-related lawsuits.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the bill “is laden with poison pills. Provisions our colleagues know Democrats would never support to guarantee the bill’s failure. The truth of the matter is the Republicans and the Republican leader don’t want to pass a bill too many on the hard right in the Senate and outside it would be angry.”

Do Democrats think that extending federal unemployment benefits until Dec. 27th is a poison pill? Do Democrats think that “another round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding” is a poison pill? Do Democrats think that “more money for testing and schools” is a poison pill?

Thursday’s vote virtually guarantees another 2 year term for Mitch McConnell as Senate Majority Leader. Thanks to this vote, Democrats will be portrayed as heartless politicians who don’t care about the people. I know this because Jason Lewis just used it that way:

U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis released the following statement slamming Senator Tina Smith for delaying COVID relief yet again.

“I wish I could say I’m surprised that Senator Tina Smith is marching in lockstep with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, but this is just more of the same from Tina. Last month she held up relief over a demand that incarcerated inmates be able to make phone calls for free, and that’s after she twice voted to block relief in the spring while simultaneously dumping $1 million dollars in personal stock holdings.

“Further proving this is nothing more than a political game for Tina, she has basically been running a single issue campaign on the alleged need for more post office funding in recent weeks, and yet she shot down the latest round of COVID relief which includes USPS funding, all because party leaders told her to.

Mitch McConnell summed things up perfectly:

Congress has spent months talking — talking — about whether to give the American people more relief as they continue grappling with this pandemic. Today, we are going to vote. Every Senator will be counted. Should we move forward with a floor process to deliver hundreds of billions of dollars more for kids, jobs, and healthcare? Should we at least vote to move forward and have this debate out in the open? Or do our Democratic colleagues prefer to hide behind closed doors and refuse to help families before the election? We’ll find out in a couple hours. Republicans have tried repeatedly to build on the CARES Act and get more help out the door to American families. But Democrats have blocked us at every turn. They’ve invented different excuses each time.

Check this out:

Where’s the proof that Democrats give a damn about the American people? I’ve searched for that proof but haven’t found any. It’s time for Democrats to start acting like they’re compassionate. Otherwise, they’ll be seen as heartless as Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton.

Finally, Tina Smith isn’t worthy of a spot in the Senate. She’s represented Chuck Schumer, not Minnesota. That’s pathetic.

Vice President Mike Pence’s rally in Duluth was really about consolidating Republican gains on the Iron Range. When Chip Cravaack defeated Jim Oberstar in 2010, a light started shining in Minnesota’s Eighth District. After Rick Nolan retook the seat, questions were raised about whether the Cravaack victory was a fluke. (I knew it wasn’t.)

Fast forward to 2020. Republican Pete Stauber represents the district. Additionally, he looks poised to win re-election. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, though. Minnesota looks like it might give its 10 electoral votes to a Republican for the first time since 1972, when Richard Nixon obliterated George McGovern.

If President Trump wins Minnesota’s electoral votes, he’ll have 6 DFL mayors from the Iron Range to thank. They’re the ones that wrote this letter endorsing the Trump-Pence ticket. Here’s the heart of the letter:

Like many in our region, we have voted for Democrats over many decades. We have watched as our constituents’ jobs left not only the Iron Range, but our country. By putting tariffs on our products and supporting bad trade deals, politicians like Joe Biden did nothing to help the working class. We lost thousands of jobs, and generations of young people have left the Iron Range in order to provide for their families with good paying jobs elsewhere. Today, we don’t recognize the Democratic Party. It has been moved so far to the left it can no longer claim to be advocates of the working class. The hard-working Minnesotans that built their lives and supported their families here on the Range have been abandoned by radical Democrats. We didn’t choose to leave the Democratic Party, the party left us.

I’ve been writing that for 5 years. The DFL can’t pretend to represent miners, especially after defeating pro-mining DFL incumbent Erik Simonson in last month’s DFL primary. Democrats are on the defensive because they chose to become the metro party.

DFL Chairman Ken Martin issued a statement before the rally, calling the Trump administration “a complete disaster for Minnesota families — from its attacks on Social Security to trade wars that hurt our farmers to attempted rollbacks of the [Affordable Care Act] that would take away people’s health insurance.”

Martin hasn’t sounded like his old self lately. This statement is another example of this.

When Jason Lewis represented Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District, one of the DFL’s lynch mobs, TakeAction Minnesota, aka TAM, visited Lewis’s private home, which I wrote about here. This is what I wrote at the time:

These aren’t frustrated people trying to contact a politician about an important issue. They’re people who didn’t think twice about intimidating young women in their own homes. That isn’t acceptable. That’s what playground bullies do.

TAM went onto Jason Lewis’s private property without hesitation. As I wrote years earlier, Democrats are big into visiting people’s private homes, then threatening and intimidating their targets’ children with their tactics.

Fast forward to today. The Democrats’ tactics haven’t changed. The politicians change depending on who needs to be intimidated. This time, the intimidators of choice are Black Lives Matter and the politician receiving intimidation is State Sen. Warren Limmer. BLM criminals (they were videotaped trespassing on Sen. Limmer’s private property) did their best to intimidate Sen. Limmer:


From Sen. Limmer’s perspective:

“We were watching it on my Ring doorbell and … you get a different feeling when you see people slithering up to my front door, opening it and then pounding and yelling, demanding that I come out to greet the mob,” Limmer said. “And it really isn’t anything – that type of thing, no one in America should experience.”

From BLM’s perspective:

“You will come and talk to us, otherwise you will never run in (sic) office again,” one man, who was shirtless and wearing what appeared to be a swim cap, yelled as he banged on Limmer’s door. “You can’t say that any more politely,” he added as he walked away from the door.

A woman followed him with a more tactful approach: “We just want a little information here, that’s all … You could come out and talk with us, you know. That’s one of the easiest ways to deal with people that are protesting you, is to come talk with us.”

Establishment Democrats insist that they’re mostly moderates. I’ve called that a lie since 2010. BLM isn’t moderate. Antifa is further left than BLM. Justice Democrats are further left than Antifa and BLM put together. What’s interesting is that the 4 people in this video are white:

While these protests weren’t nasty like other protests have been, it’s still intimidating to have thugs show up at your private home. This isn’t protected by the First Amendment because BLM was trespassing. Here’s hoping Sen. Limmer forwards this video to law enforcement and presses charges against these criminals. Once the people start trespassing, there shouldn’t be any mercy shown to the criminals.

Apparently, Tina Smith wants to represent a state filled with racists. That’s what she said in this video:


Smith said that it’ll require lots of hard work “to root out the racism that is too much a part of this state.” Then Smith asks “my fellow Minnesotans to raise up your voices in righteous protest. That is how we change this state and this country so that it is worthy of all of us.”

That’s stunning. I’ve just celebrated my 64th birthday. I’ve lived in Minnesota my entire life. While there have been pockets of racism from time-to-time, it’s BS to think that Minnesotans, as a whole, are racist. In fact, smearing people with the type of broad brush that Smith just applied is itself racist.

It’s disgusting that Smith hasn’t recognized that what the DFL often characterizes as racism is actually people holding deeply held religious beliefs found in the Christian Bible. Christians have frequently been mocked for their sincere beliefs. Christians shouldn’t expect the DFL to show even the least amount of grace in this time. The DFL isn’t into showing mercy or grace. They’re into rioting and looting.

Jason Lewis is into growing economic opportunity, calling out corrupt career politicians and strengthening local communities:


Other than Tim Walz and Jacob Frey, who looked like idiots during the rioting, the DFL disappeared. Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar disappeared. Ilhan Omar disappeared, apparently to meet with the Minneapolis City Council to advance the Squad’s agenda of dismantling the Minneapolis PD. When Minnesota needed leadership, President Trump called Gov. Walz and told him to call in the national guard or the feds would clean up Walz’s mess. Gov. Walz obediently complied immediately.

President Trump was a portrait in leadership. Gov. Walz wasn’t. Neither was the DFL. Unfortunately, I’m not surprised. This November, Minnesotans can vote for the party that’s accused them of being unwitting racism. That’s the DFL. If they don’t want to vote for the DFL so they can constantly be called racists, they can vote for the party that wants everyone to succeed, aka the MNGOP.

Imagine Tim Scott campaigning with Jason Lewis on Lake Street during the Senate’s August recess. Then imagine them holding an invitation-only townhall with residents who own businesses or homes where the looting, rioting and violence happened. Schedule it to last 2-3 hrs. if needed. Tell the audience that respectful questions will be accepted but that that agitators’ taunts will be dealt with by security.

The point is that Lewis and Scott would be doing something that the DFL hasn’t done in a generation or more. The DFL has listened occasionally, which is what Sen. Scott and Rep. Lewis would do. The difference is that, after listening to the respectful audience, Lewis and Scott would propose solutions to the problems that they’d heard.

Tim Scott could tell the audience how he’d dealt with racism, including while he’s a US senator. Imagine Tim Scott walking into the room with Jason Lewis, then telling them that Sen. Scott has a bill that would fix the vast majority of problems the audience has cited. Imagine Tim Scott and Jason Lewis passionately embracing police reform and school choice.

During Sen. Scott’s interview with Guy Benson, Benson said told Sen. Scott that the major networks didn’t cover his historic speech after the Democrats voted against the starting of debate on Sen. Scott’s JUSTICE Act. Imagine Tim Scott asking that minority audience why Tina Smith voted to prevent debate and amendments on Sen. Scott’s bill.


What are Democrats afraid of? If their ideas are good, they should welcome this debate. That’s why they don’t want that debate. Democrats have a monopoly stranglehold on the African-American vote, which has led them to not compete for African-American votes with ideas. If Sen. Scott offered legitimate solutions, there’s a legitimate chance that minorities, not just African-Americans, would withdraw their support from Democrats. That thought must frighten the daylights out of Democrats.

The truth is that Democrats love minorities — for their votes. Anything beyond that, Democrats would rather ignore voters. These Democrats’ agenda is purely ideological. Whether it’s health care, climate change or police reform, Democrats would rather insist than listen to voters. Check this out from Glenn Reynolds:

Not only did the Democrats block debate on the bill, but Scott has been subjected to racial slurs — Sen. Dick Durbin used the word ”token” to describe Scott’s bill, a racial code word that Scott called out. And Democrat-supporting callers to Scott’s office are subjecting him to racial slurs and threats and calling him a “sellout.” That for pushing a revolutionary piece of reform legislation.

So do Black lives matter to Democrats? Not if there are votes at stake, apparently. Bear that in mind between now and November.

Democrats are the party of racist remarks and no solutions. It isn’t that these Democrats are do-nothing Democrats. It’s that they’re opposed to any solutions. It’s their ideological wish list or it’s nothing.