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RNC ELECTION INTEGRITY UPDATE

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RNC ELECTION INTEGRITY UPDATE
THIS IS GREAT NEWS ON THE EVE OF THE ELECTION!
Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has ordered state election officials not to count mail-in and absentee ballots arriving in envelopes that are undated or incorrectly dated.
The Tuesday ruling came down a week ahead of the Nov. 8 midterm elections and is a victory for the RNC, among others, who filed a lawsuit in late October to force Pennsylvania to reject undated mail-in ballots.
Multiple GOP bodies filed the lawsuit including the Republican National Committee, the Pennsylvania Republican Party and the National Republican Congressional Committee.
The order from the court directs election boards to “refrain from counting” any undated by-mail ballots and directs officials to “segregate and preserve” them instead.
Acting Pennsylvania Secretary of State Leigh Chapman, an appointee of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and a respondent in the case, argued that voters could be too easily disenfranchised for writing incorrect dates or no dates at all on the ballots.
The GOP lawsuit argued that mail ballots without a valid date should not be counted because state law requires a voter to provide a date. The lawsuit asked the court to, at a minimum, order counties to segregate undated or incorrectly dated ballots.
Republicans also accused Ms. Chapman of not following a U.S. Supreme Court decision and the Pennsylvania General Assembly by ordering county election boards to tally undated mail-in ballots.
Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel called the ruling “a massive victory for Pennsylvania voters and the rule of law.”
“Following an RNC, NRCC, and PAGOP lawsuit, Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has made clear that incorrectly dated and undated mail ballots can not be counted. Republicans went to court, and now Democrats and all counties have to follow the law,” she said.
The RNC is presently involved in 75 lawsuits related to election integrity in 20 states this cycle. The GOP has found success recently in two cases.
In Michigan, Republicans won a lawsuit against Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson for restricting the rights of poll challengers, while in North Carolina the GOP won a case against the State Board of Elections for restricting the rights of poll watchers.
Stay tuned.
Peter Feaman, RPOF National Committeeman

Republican National Committee RNC NATIONAL ELECTION INTEGRITY UPDATE

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RNC NATIONAL ELECTION INTEGRITY UPDATE

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FROM: Dan Coates, Regional Political Director, RNC

With a few weeks left until Election Day, I want to update you on the RNC’s Election Integrity Program. Find attached a summary of our division’s efforts across the country and in our battleground states. Nationally, the election integrity team has already placed 56,000+ Poll Workers & Poll Watchers, engaged over 105,000 volunteers, held over 5,000 trainings, and throughout the Primaries helped to resolve over 8,000 issues that were reported into our issue reporting system.

With voting in Florida rapidly approaching, we need your help filling the remaining shifts. Find the election integrity volunteer recruitment link for Florida below. Please share this with your networks as we continue to expand our election coverage. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to me, our National Election Integrity Director Josh Findlay, or Wyatt Farrar, your state’s Election Integrity State Director.

To Volunteer- Florida Election Integrity Click: www.protectfloridavoters.com

Thank you all for your support of our Election Integrity Program to date and for continuing to be such great partners as we ensure Florida’s elections are fair, safe, and secure!

WEEKLY MESSAGE UPDATE – Rubio for Senate

WEEKLY MESSAGE UPDATE – Rubio for Senate

 

– LEADING THE DAY –

Val Demings Voted Against Hurricane Relief After Irma & Maria

Val Demings this week said: “Floridians deserve better than a Senator who says he’d vote against Hurricane Ian relief.”

  • But that’s exactly what she did in 2017 and 2018 after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

  • First Demings voted against tax relief for victims of Hurricanes Irma, Maria, and Harvey.

  • Then she voted against Senator Rubio’s bill Hurricane Maria Aid package which included billions of dollars in vitally-needed disaster relief funding for Puerto Rico.

  • Her fellow Democrat, Charlie Crist, supported both bills, which passed with bipartisan support.

The best indication of what Val Demings would do in the Senate is what she’s done for the past six years in the House.

  • Floridians can’t trust Demings to deliver resources to help Florida rebuild because she’s refused to do so in the past.

Senator Rubio has already requested supplemental aid, noting “a robust and timely federal response, including through supplemental programs and funding, will be required to ensure that sufficient resources are provided to rebuild critical infrastructure and public services capacity, and to assist our fellow Floridians in rebuilding their lives. These provisions must be made a priority and considered at the earliest opportunity.”

RESOURCES

Miami Herald: Demings knocks Rubio for missing hurricane relief vote. She opposed some similar bills

Val Demings Uses ‘One of the Costliest Hurricanes in U.S. History’ to Raise Campaign Funds

Free Beacon reports: Demings on Wednesday released a campaign video that highlights Hurricane Ian’s “staggering scale of wreckage.” “Death toll in Florida soars after Hurricane Ian demolished entire communities,” one chyron in the video reads. “Ian may be one of the costliest hurricanes in U.S. history,” another says. But that “wreckage” did not stop Demings from attaching a fundraising link to the video, which directs viewers to an ActBlue page that asks for “a generous grassroots donation right now to help my people-powered movement flip Florida blue and expand Democrats’ Senate majority.”

  • The Demings campaign’s use of the hurricane as a fundraising ploy is shameful. Florida deserves better.

Meanwhile, Senator Rubio has been on the ground in Florida, meeting with state and local officials to determine what resources are needed at the federal level.

– NEWS OF THE WEEK –

Demings: ‘Borders for me, but not for thee’

Fox News reports that Demings lives in a “24-hour guarded gated community complete with walls separating the neighborhood from others” despite being opposed to the border wall.

This comes after Demings told MSNBC host Joy Reid, “No, we do not have open borders,” egregiously lying to the American people when nearly five million people have crossed the border during Biden’s presidency.

Demings has a history of voting for open borders and against keeping Americans safe from drug trafficking, human trafficking, and gang violence.

Demings voted for:

  • Amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, saying it would “make our immigration system fair” despite giving an unfair advantage to those who came here illegally.

  • Sending pandemic stimulus checks to illegal immigrants.

  • Giving illegal immigrants the right to vote.

  • Funding to sanctuary cities.

  • A pathway to citizenship for gang members.

  • The Biden Administration’s move to end Title 42, which gives border patrol the ability to turn away illegal immigrants.

Demings Opposes:

  • The border wall, calling it “an absurd waste of money.”

  • Providing border agents with much-needed resources to do their jobs.

  • President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the border, calling the border crisis “nothing new” and a “seasonal thing.”

  • Informing ICE when an illegal immigrant attempts to purchase a gun.

Their reporting also found that “The gated community that Demings — who is opposed to voter identification laws and cosponsored the Democrats’ voting overhaul bill — lives in requires visitors to show their ID to enter.”

RESOURCES

Axios: U.S. sets record with more than 2 million encounters at Mexico border

Team Marco Video: Val Demings is Lying About the Border Crisis

– SENATE RACE TOPLINES –

DEMINGS TOPLINE

  • Val Demings votes with Pelosi and for Biden’s agenda 100% of the time and with the Socialist Squad 94% of the time.

  • She went to Washington and abandoned her brothers and sisters in blue, embracing the Left’s vilification of those who protect Florida communities – calling defunding the police “thoughtful” and violent riots a “beautiful site” while auditioning to be Biden’s VP.

  • Demings hasn’t passed any meaningful legislation in her six years in the House.

  • Demings has supported every piece of Biden’s disastrous agenda that has resulted in skyrocketing inflation, a historic crisis at the border, and rising crime.

RUBIO TOPLINE

  • Marco Rubio is a principled, effective senator who gets things done for Florida.

  • Marco has had more bills signed into law under a Democrat president and Congress than Demings has in her six years in Washington.

  • Marco understands the challenges working families are facing today because his family has faced them, too.

  • Marco believes that now more than ever we need to fight to preserve our American values, and he will continue his work to protect our individual liberties.

Rubio Accomplishments

  • Created the Paycheck Protection Program at the beginning of the pandemic, saving over half a million Florida small businesses and six million Florida jobs.

  • Doubled the Child Tax Credit for working families, which was proven to benefit lower income communities in particular.

  • Created accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs and made it possible for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits to get the care they need.

  • Made important headway on Everglades restoration efforts, driving historic levels of federal funding to improve water quality and manage invasive species, leading the New York Times to call him “the national park’s most vigorous champion in the Senate”.

  • Expanded treatment options for children battling cancer.

  • Successfully protected Florida’s low income housing tenants from slumlords.

Nicole M. Presti

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Regional Field Director | Marco Rubio for US Senate

Voting in SW Florida post Hurricane Ian

Voting in SW Florida post Hurricane Ian

Many of you have asked about what impact Hurricane Ian will have on our elections. Since there is such interest I wanted to share that today, the Governor announced an executive order that makes adjustments for impacted counties by Hurricane. Keep in mind these are similar to the measures implemented in 2018 and while total votes were down in those impacted counties, we increased our Republican margins in Bay and Okaloosa counties. Please find below a release on the Governor’s actions: Two weeks ago, Hurricane Ian made landfall as a powerful Category 4 storm on Florida’s southwestern coast, destroying many homes and businesses and dislocating tens of thousands of Floridians. At the request of the Supervisors of Elections in Charlotte, Lee, and Sarasota counties, and at the recommendation of Secretary of State Cord Byrd, the Governor signed Executive Order 22-234, which will help ensure adequate access to Florida’s 2022 General Election ballot for the voters of Charlotte, Lee, and Sarasota counties. The Governor’s Executive Order includes provisions authorizing the Supervisors of Elections in Charlotte, Lee, and Sarasota counties to:
  • Extend the number of days for early voting and designate additional early voting locations. The early voting period may begin as early as Monday, October 24, 2022, and can extend through Election Day, November 8, 2022.
  • Allow voters in Charlotte, Lee, and Sarasota counties to request by phone that their vote-by-mail (VBM) ballot be mailed to an address other than their address of record. Voters must still provide an appropriate form of identification in the same manner as absent uniform service and overseas voters.
  • Designate and provide notice of the locations for secure ballot intake stations and relocate and consolidate polling locations as necessary.
  • Increase the pool of eligible poll workers who may serve within Charlotte, Lee, and Sarasota counties by making eligible any poll workers previously trained for the 2020 election cycle and thereafter and by encouraging state employees to serve as poll workers in these counties.
Governor DeSantis also directed all state agencies to render aid and assistance as needed by the Supervisors of Elections in Charlotte, Lee, and Sarasota counties. Secretary Byrd and the Department of State assessed the need for these provisions based on extensive outreach to Florida’s Supervisors of Elections:
  • Secretary Byrd and the Division of Elections leadership conducted continuous outreach and assessed the needs and readiness of counties in or around Hurricane Ian’s path, including: Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, DeSoto, Dixie, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, Taylor, and Volusia counties. Secretary Byrd also personally visited the hardest hit areas, including Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Lee, Hardee, and Sarasota counties to meet with their Supervisors of Elections in-person.
  • Furthermore, Secretary Byrd participated in discussions with the Florida Supervisors of Elections (FSE). The FSE is a nonprofit association representing the Supervisors of Elections from all of Florida’s 67 counties.
  • Lastly, since Hurricane Ian made landfall, numerous Supervisors of Elections have publicly addressed their readiness, and thankfully most have very publicly stated that Ian’s impacts will not interfere with their duties. This is a testament to the resiliency of Florida’s elections system.
Based on the collective feedback of the Supervisors of Elections across the state and at the written requests of the Supervisors of Elections in Charlotte, Lee, and Sarasota counties, Secretary Byrd recommended that the Governor take the actions outlined in Executive Order 22-234. “In the wake of Hurricane Ian, the Florida Department of State has worked with Florida’s Supervisors of Elections and Governor DeSantis to ensure that the 2022 General Election is administered as efficiently and securely as possible across the state and in the counties that received the heaviest damage,” said Secretary Byrd. “Florida will continue to lead the way in elections administration in 2022, and I am grateful for and confident that our local elections officials will have all of the resources and support they need to run another successful election.”

Polk County Public Schools is seeking nominations for the District Advisory Council

Polk County Public Schools is seeking nominations for the District Advisory Council.
This is an opportunity to get involved in your local public education system and support our critical mission to provide a high-quality education to students, and prepare them for successful lives beyond the classroom.
The DAC is a volunteer group that serves in an important advisory role to the superintendent. Members will provide valuable insight and feedback to the superintendent on a variety of issues, including the development and implementation of the district’s strategic plan. They will also serve as a vital communication link between the district, schools and the community.
PCPS would like to tap a wide range of perspectives for the council’s membership, such as community members, business partners, faith-based leaders, parents, and school advisory council (SAC) representatives. DAC membership is limited and requires a yearly commitment of four quarterly meetings to participate.
Applications must be submitted no later than July 15, 2022.
For more information or to submit an online application, please visit polkschoolsfl.com/advisorycouncil.

Gov. Ron DeSantis expands eligibility for Bright Futures scholarships

Gov. Ron DeSantis expands eligibility for Bright Futures scholarships

Florida high school students applying for the state’s college and vocational school scholarship program will be able to substitute paid work experience for volunteering under a bill signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday.

Students who apply for the Bright Futures program starting in the next school year will be able to fulfill the volunteer requirement by working 100 hours. During a bill signing ceremony at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, DeSantis said the change will help low-income families whose teenagers need to work.

The scholarships are awarded to students who attain high grade=point averages and test scores. They receive various amounts based on what level they achieve.

In the 2020-21 school year, the state distributed about $650 million to about 120,000 students – an average of $5,400 each.

More than 1 million voters have switched to the GOP over the last year

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More than 1 million voters have switched to the GOP over the last year. Republican gains are particularly compelling in Florida, where “Republicans captured 58 percent of party switchers during those last years of the Trump era. Now, over the last year, they command 70 percent.”

Biden continuously losing ground in Florida can be attributed to his:

  • Unmitigated Bidenflation: Inflation is at a 40-year high with 58% of Americans living paycheck to paycheck. Biden has failed to acknowledge his failures or bring any relief to Americans.
  • Focusing on fringe, far-left priorities: Joe Biden has attacked Florida Republicans for protecting children and parental rights. Meanwhile, his administration is pushing sexual reassignment and puberty blockers for children and kowtowing to teachers unions.
  • Anti-American energy policies: Conservatives warned that Biden’s anti-American energy agenda would raise gas prices for average Americans. With gas prices at record highs, Joe Biden has refused blame for the fallout of his failed agenda that’s hurting Floridians.
  • Open borders-agenda: 1.25 million illegal immigrants have been released into the United States since Joe Biden became president.

Per new CBS News polling, Biden’s approval is at a new low, with 66% disapproving of his handling of the economy and an astonishing 71% disapproving on inflation.

No wonder Florida Democrats are trying to hide their affections for Joe Biden these days and treating him like somebody that they used to know.

But we remember Florida Democrats over-the-top fandom for a president who has failed Floridians at every juncture.

“Floridians can’t get away fast enough from Biden wannabees Charlie Crist, Annette Taddeo, Val Demings and Nikki Fried.” – RNC Spokeswoman Julia Friedland

Senators Come to Final Agreement on Gun Control – Here Are the 14 RINO Senators Who Voted to Advance the Bill

The Red Flag Laws by Democrats and RINOs are not meant to stop crime. They are only meant to take guns from legal gun owners.

Earlier this month a group of bipartisan senators reached an agreement on principle for gun legislation which includes ‘red flag’ laws. The Senate voted 64-34 to advance the gun control bill Tuesday evening (June 21)

11 Republicans (aka RINOs) joined the Democrats and bowed to their demands.

Republican Senators John Cornyn of Texas, Thom Tillis and Richard Burr of North Carolina, Roy Blunt of Missouri, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Rob Portman of Ohio, Mitt Romney of Utah and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Mitch McConnell of Kentucky are so far on board with the gun control legislation.

“Republicans refused to include proposals in Tuesday’s compromise that were sought by President Joe Biden and Democrats to ban assault weapons or raise the minimum age for buying them, prohibit high-capacity magazines or require background checks for virtually all gun sales.” -AP reported.

Schumer said he wants the senate to vote on the legislation this week before lawmakers begin a two-week recess for Independence Day.

AP reported:

Nine days after Senate bargainers agreed to a framework proposal — and 29 years after Congress last enacted a major measure curbing firearms — Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., told reporters that a final agreement on the proposal’s details was at hand.

The legislation lawmakers have been working toward would toughen background checks for the youngest firearms buyers, require more sellers to conduct background checks and beef up penalties on gun traffickers. It also would disburse money to states and communities aimed at improving school safety and mental health initiatives.

“I think we’ve reached agreement,” Murphy said. “And just we’re dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s right now. I think we’re in good shape.”

The senators did not initially say how they’d resolved the two major stumbling blocks that had delayed agreement on the plan’s legislative language.

One was how to make abusive romantic partners subject to the existing ban that violent spouses face to obtaining guns. The other was providing federal aid to states that have “red flag” laws that make it easier to temporarily take firearms away from people deemed dangerous or to states that have violence intervention programs.

A reporter for ABC asked Senator Cornyn about the gun control legislation and how it felt being booed at the Texas GOP convention.

Cornyn said he didn’t mind being booed because he supports people’s First Amendment rights. But apparently Cornyn doesn’t support Second Amendment rights.

14 Republican Senators voted to advance the 80-page gun control bill:

Roy Blunt
Richard Burr
Shelly Moore-Capito
Bill Cassidy
Susan Collins
John Cornyn
Joni Ernst
Lindsey Graham
Mitch McConnell
Lisa Murkowski

Rob Portman
Mitt Romney
Thom Tillis
Todd Young

By Cristina Laila
Gateway Pundit Published June 21, 2022

EXCLUSIVE: RNC Unveils New Ad Highlighting Actual Crises While Democrats Binge Jan. 6 Soap Opera

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EXCLUSIVE: RNC Unveils New Ad Highlighting Actual Crises While Democrats Binge Jan. 6 Soap Opera

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The Republican National Committee unveiled a new ad highlighting the “multitude of crises” faced by Americans as Democrats focus on a prime-time show trial over a roughly three-hour riot from 18 months ago.

The ad begins with the horrifying footage of chaotic scenes at the Kabul airport when scores of desperate Afghans chased American airplanes on the tarmac amid the U.S. withdrawal last summer.

“You cannot defend the execution here, this has been a disaster,” says an unnamed voice in the background who is former Obama Adviser David Axelrod.

Watch RNC Video

The ad continues with emphasis on the border crisis, high inflation, baby formula shortages, soaring gas prices, and a new crime wave all while Democrats schedule prime-time hearings on the events of Jan. 6, 2021.

“Pelosi’s committee is partisan and illegitimate,” RNC Communications Director Danielle Alvarez told The Federalist, in a point of frustration over the probe operating absent of Republican appointments for the first time in House history.

“Instead of investigating the radical who placed a pipe bomb outside the RNC’s headquarters on January 6, tonight’s hearing is nothing more than political theater,” Alvarez added. “Americans want Congress to focus on the most pressing crises created by Biden and Democrats — record gas prices, the worst inflation in 40 years, empty shelves, and rising crime — not conduct a political circus in prime time.”

Last week, Gallup revealed that Americans’ confidence in the economy is at its lowest point since 2009 while the public copes with inflation at its fastest pace in four decades and rapidly rising gas prices at the same time. On Thursday, soaring gas prices reached a new record and will soon eclipse a nationwide average of $5 per gallon in the coming days if not Friday.

Seventy-seven percent of Americans, meanwhile, disapprove of Congress’ job performance in its highest disapproval since 2016, according to a Monmouth University poll from May. More than 2 in 5 Americans, or 44 percent, believe “too much is being made” of the Capitol riot and that “it’s time to move on,” in another survey from Quinnipiac out in January.

In March, Democrats on the House’s sham Jan. 6 Committee desperate to change the narrative ahead of an already hostile election cycle to the president’s party conceded to The Washington Post their work was all about the midterms.

“They hope their recommendations to prevent another insurrection will be adopted, but also that their work will repel voters from Republicans who they say helped propel the attack,” the Post reported.

To spearhead the dramatic production of Thursday’s Capitol Hill soap opera, the Select Committee recruited former ABC News President James Goldston.

Rep. Scott Franklin: The Ready Room – June 14, 2022

Hello Friend,

Welcome to my e-newsletter, the Ready Room. As a retired Naval Aviator, the Ready Room is special to me because it’s where fellow aviators meet to brief and debrief missions. This is my weekly briefing to you on my mission in Congress. Please follow me on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram and YouTube for regular updates on how my team and I are working to serve you in Congress.

The Biden Administration MUST End Their War on Domestic Energy

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Gas prices have doubled since President Biden took office, hurting the pocketbooks of all Americans. Instead of lowering costs by unleashing America’s domestic energy supply, the Biden administration pursues Green New Deal policies while begging The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cartel to pump more oil. Restricting American energy production and leaning on foreign adversaries is not a viable solution to our energy crisis. The answer to America’s energy needs is to ramp up domestic oil production to lower costs and create jobs here at home.


In the News

  • Franklin Joins Colleagues Urging the Biden Administration to Solve His Energy Crisis with American Energy: Last week, I joined a group of my House colleagues calling on the Biden administration to address global energy demand with U.S. energy. Instead of asking foreign countries like Saudi Arabia to increase production, we should expand our domestic supply. Click here to read the letter.
  • Franklin Urges the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator to Address Supply Chain Shortages Before Hurricane Season: I joined a bipartisan group of Florida lawmakers to inform the FEMA Administrator of the critical supply chain shortages affecting Florida’s electric cooperatives and municipalities before the onset of the Atlantic hurricane season. A lack of proper equipment could leave Floridians without power for substantial periods of time. Click here to read the entire letter.

 

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