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Where is the Save America PAC?
Donald Trump’s Save America PAC has about $100 million on hand. Since its last financial disclosure, it has spent $150,000 beating Liz Cheney, $3.8 million in legal fees and $800,000 on travel and events. His PAC has more cash on hand than the RNC and DNC combined have spent this election cycle. He was happy to support candidates in the primary, but didn’t lift a finger to actually help them win. Meanwhile, the same recommended candidates who all said, “Yeah, McConnell has to go!” are now indebted to McConnell.
And yet… the GOP is poised to take over the Senate. Adam Laxalt wins in Nevada. Herschel Walker wins in Georgia. Mehmet Oz and Blake Masters close the gap in Pennsylvania and Arizona. The establishment will carry on, indebted to McConnell and Trump will continue to absorb money meant to help Republicans. Soon the party will have to ask themselves if it’s worth keeping or if it’s a scam.
Trump’s legal problems are growing
Trump is being sued by the New York Attorney General and he lost a bid to stay the Mar-a-Lago investigation on appeal. Andrew McCarthy at National Review has a good breakdown of the latter.
The panel concluded that Trump could not prove that he required the documents in question to be returned and emphasized that Trump had not provided any evidence that he had released the documents. In that regard, the court noted Trump’s opposition to Judge Dearie’s admonition that it was his duty to present evidence for the declassification (which I have detailed here). Notwithstanding, the panel noted that it “failed to see” why Trump, no longer president, should have a need even to know about, let alone keep in his possession, classified information obtained through Need -to-know restrictions are encumbered – restrictions “that affects as have past presidents” without a dispensation from the incumbent president (which President Biden has not granted). As a result, the panel dismissed Judge Cannon’s speculation that Trump might have a discernible interest in the classified documents.
The panel also dismissed Trump’s claim that he would suffer irreparable harm if the government were allowed to use the documents in its investigation. Insofar as the former president complained about possible government leaks, the panel concluded that the overarching purpose of the investigation is that Border unauthorized disclosure of secret information. And insofar as Judge Cannon dubiously suggested that Trump had a unique interest in avoiding the stigma of potentially unjust prosecution, the panel noted that any criminal suspect could “indicate the same harm” if that concern carried weight, a court ask to thwart the government investigation.
Finally, the panel sharply dismissed Judge Cannon’s concerns that Trump “would have no legal remedy to seek the return of his property for the time being.” The panel noted that Trump’s attorneys have specifically denied the request for the classified documents to be returned. Even if they weren’t, there’s no reason to believe that the documents marked confidential are Trump’s property as opposed to the government’s.
Demography is Destiny?
Stacey Abrams is losing black voters. Democrats are losing Hispanic voters along the border and in the southern states. The Democratic Party is becoming the party of educated white liberals in tone and rhetoric, and it is driving voters who care about these kitchen-table issues rather than the state of abortion, transgender education, and identity politics.
See the numbers for Abrams:
A recent Atlanta Journal constitutional poll underscored her difficulties, showing her 79% support among black voters. While that seems like a high number, Democrats typically vote at least 10 percentage points higher among black voters. Among black men, support for Abrams drops to 75%, with an additional fifth supporting Kemp and 6% undecided.
It’s not an anomaly. Other recent polls have shown Abrams to be slow to gain support among voters of color, and Kemp has double-digit support from black Georgians in a series of polls released this week.
And from the New York Times for Hispanic voting:
Hispanic voters have shifted to the right in recent years. As a group, they still favor the Democrats, but the gap has narrowed significantly. In 2020, Joe Biden won the group by just 26 percentage points. And in this year’s midterms, the Democrat lead is nearly identical to Biden’s margin for 2020…
There are some important glitches Times however missed. The “Hispanic voters” are not a unified voting bloc. Hispanic voters whose families are from South American countries are far more Republican than families of Mexican immigrants, etc. But there are some unifying factors, such as culturally conservative beliefs.
headlines of the day
- The McConnell and Thiel standoff over Blake Masters (The Dispatch)
- Tropics Update: Two Named Storms, One Gulf Storm Possible (KPEL)
- Florida warns credit card companies it will bring down the Hammer if they pursue firearms sales (RedState)
- The Triumph of the Boring Democrats (National Review)
- Do you remember the shortage of baby food? It’s not over. (Washington Post)
Tweet of the day
From a real doctor:
Hurricane preparation, what haven’t you thought of?
As word spreads that a hurricane could be threatening the Gulf Coast, we consider what it takes to make life bearable when we’re stuck at home with no power or internet.
In addition to this comfort, we must also think of the many things that we would have to take with us if we were forced to evacuate.
While we all immediately think of things like prescription medication and important papers, there are other things that can come in handy whether we’re stuck at home, a relative’s house, or an emergency shelter.
money tight? Have a phenomenal stay in Louisiana
You can only travel an hour or two to find a new place to visit, explore and spend time with your family.
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