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A busy election night
First off, Kansas: Yes, voters firmly rejected an anti-abortion amendment that says there is no constitutional right to abortion. The media and Democrats have now focused heavily on abortion as a campaign issue based on these results. However, there are two problems.
The first is the text of the amendment, which is more than likely the source of some confusion at the ballot box.
Because Kansas values both women and children, the Kansas State Constitution does not require federal funding for abortion and does not create or safeguard abortion rights. To the extent permitted by the United States Constitution, the people, through their elected representatives and state senators, may enact abortion laws, including but not limited to laws addressing the circumstances of pregnancy Rape or incest or circumstances necessary to save the mother’s life
That looks like text saying lawmakers will take action to legalize abortion, which may very well have encouraged voters to inadvertently vote “no.”
But the bigger problem here is this: The turnout last night in Kansas was overwhelmingly pro-Republican. More than 750,000 voters showed up to vote in the gubernatorial primary, and the GOP winner had more votes than the entire Democratic primary.
Right Eric won in Missouri. Attorney General Eric Schmitt won the Republican primary, with Rep. Vicky Hartzler coming in second. Eric Greitens, the scandal-plagued ex-governor, came in just behind Hartzler, but was to seal the end of his political career in Missouri.
The Democrats campaign for pro-Trump candidates
In an ongoing strategy that many in the party are warning against, Democrats continue to spend money to get pro-Trump Republicans to win in primaries against Republicans who voted to impeach Trump. Adam Kinzinger, reportedly a Republican despite serving on the January 6th Committee, is pissed about it.
That’s why you don’t sleep with Democrats. They don’t care that you’ve labeled Trump and his allies as threats to democracy, and they don’t care that you stand on “principled” ground to oppose Trump or to vote for his impeachment. The moment they think they can win, they will come after you. Anti-Trump Republicans are still Republicans, and Democrats want to win. They don’t want your friendship.
However, the issue can be moot. Democrats believe bringing pro-Trump Republicans into runoff campaigns will be a bad thing for Republicans. But… the survey shows otherwise. Democrats may be burning valuable cash if there are districts that Biden won by double digits that are now in trouble.
Democrats now rely on Kyrsten Sinema
They thought getting Joe Manchin on board would be the hard part, but Sinema is now acting very timid about how she will vote for the Schumer-Manchin Act. The bigger issue for Democrats, however, is the timing here. See Fox News’ Chad Pergram.
headlines of the day
- CNN just got more terrible news (RedState)
- Lafayette council leaders say they have ‘limited’ access to Josh Guillory in rehab (The Advertiser)
- Demi Lovato updates pronouns to include her/them again: “I’m such a fluid person” (Fox News)
- Democrats wrestle Sinema’s support for climate, health and tax bills (MSN)
- The CIA, after months of surveillance, targeted al-Zawari alone on his balcony and set up his ‘life pattern’ (Fox News)
Tweet of the day
13 Had to have high tech items now obsolete
These items used to be high technology, but today they might be more at home in a museum.
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