Voter Canvassing 2020 Election – Defend Florida.org

Defend Florida.org, a volunteer citizens group, is conducting an audit of 2020 mail-in votes through in-person canvassing and using publicly available election data.  The results so far are quite concerning with irregularities noted in 39% of mail-in votes.  Read their report below.


The Republican Club of Greater East Polk County.

September 11, 2001 What Have We learned?

Freedom Farm with Mike Zarzano researcher into September 11 events tells the Rest of the Story…

Date and time: Sat, August 14, 2021, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

Location: 380 Patterson Road Haines City, FL 33844

Sponsored by The Praying Patriots and The Republican Club of Greater East Polk County.

Meeting begins with Opening Ceremonies and Potluck Meal – Bring a covered dish to share, at 5:30 PM.

Come and Join fellow Americans as our Eyes have been opened to criminal activities of September 11, 2001. Mike Zarzano, an incredible researcher on the 9/11 Events reveals the Rest of the Story.

Free of Cost

School Advisory Council Training

School Advisory Council Training – Next Workshop – Tuesday, August 10, 6:30-8PM – Special Guest Keith Thompson (SAC)

Republican Executive Committee (Inman Park Baptist Church) 1800 6th St NW, Winter Haven

For all of us who are frustrated with the direction of education, this is the answer. Very important training session on School Advisory Councils and School Improvement Plans. During this training, you will learn about school board and SAC bylaws, statutes, policies and procedures. This is going to be extremely valuable in launching our county-wide SAC committees. Having a child in school is not a requirement to be on the SAC and dads are encouraged as well! 

Steve Larsen, Secretary

Workshop Director


Polk County GOP 2021 Patriot Day Dinner

The Polk County GOP annual Patriot Day Dinner returns.

Join us on May 8th at the beautiful Lake Eva Convention Center in Haines City as we award the”Patriot of the Year

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Join us on May 8th at the beautiful Lake Eva Convention Center in Haines City as we award the”Patriot of the Year” to a deserving Polk county conservative Republican. Past winners have included Sheriff Grady Judd and Sam Killebrew.

Dinner will be a delicious no-contact buffet style dinner served by catering staff, all safety precautions will be taken by catering staff. Cash Bar on site.

Confirmed speakers this year are:

  • Sheriff Grady Judd
  • Representative Greg Steube – US House District 17
  • Representative Scott Franklin – US House District 15

Cost is $75 per person.

Sponsorships Available:

  • Group Table Sponsorship! $ 1,000.00; Covers all 8 tickets for your table plus recognition of your group or business.
  • Individual/Business:
  • Gold: $ 5,000.00 – name included in the Program, signage, recognition from podium, inclusion in radio ads and specific banners at the event  
  • Silver: $ 2,500.00 – name included in the Program, signage, recognition from podium
  • Bronze: $ 1,000.00 – name included in the Program  
  • $500.00, $250.00 & $100.00 sponsorships also available.

For more information Contact Event Coordinator:
Glynnda White
Phone: 407-401-4162
E-mail: glynndaw@hotmail.com



Meet Mike Musick –

Mike and his wife, Niki, have lived in Lakeland for more than 40 years. They have three college-aged children: Parker, Britain and Remington. Mike is a ‘91 graduate of Lakeland Christian School. Niki is a ‘92 graduate of Lakeland High School. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Southeastern University.

The Musick family enjoys traveling, sports and their three dogs – Sasha, Captain and Tyler.


Mike established Musick Construction & Roofing more than 20 years ago. His goal is to give his customers a construction experience beyond their expectations.

As a small business owner in Lakeland, Mike’s goal as a commissioner would be to help eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy and red tape so that other local business owners can thrive in their professions.


As a high school track athlete at Lakeland Christian School, Mike won multiple state championships in the half mile. Athletics helped Mike to learn the importance of discipline and hard work. For the past 12 years, Mike has coached cross country and track with the goal of passing on the same love for sports to future generations like his dad did as his coach.

Mike will use this strong work ethic as he fights for the citizens of Lakeland.


Mike, Niki and their kids have been on dozens of missions trips to more than 20 countries around the world.

Mike is currently a deacon at Heritage Baptist Church where he also serves on the missions committee. He is on the board of Camp Gilead in Polk City, Florida, and the founder of Leverage Ministries.

Mike’s love for people and his desire to help is the reason he seeks out opportunities to serve.

The City of Lakeland Special Election will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
Please vote Mike Musick to fill the City Commission Southeast District D seat.

Lake Wales Commissioner Al Goldstein Runs for Re-election to Seat 4

Lake Wales Commissioner Al Goldstein Runs for Re-election to Seat 4

Al Goldstein was first elected in April 2019 to Seat 4, District 27

“I’m finally understanding the job of a city commissioner,” Goldstein said. “Either you’re dedicated to the job, as some of us are now, or you just go in and show up.”

“Accountability – that should be our motto right now,” Goldstein said. “We have a mission statement coming out, but I think we should use the word accountability. I jumped all over that word.

“Accountability. That’s us. That’s what we stand for.”

Since commissioners are not allowed to discuss city business with each other outside of official meetings, Goldstein said the workshops have been eye opening and have promoted better decision making and open communications.

“We don’t always agree – when we get into conversations and get down deep in problems we are able to see things we weren’t able to see before,” said Goldstein, who strongly opposed the city’s mask mandate that was approved by a 3-2 vote. “Even if they get upset with one another, that’s fine, we just work things out.”

Goldstein stops by city hall several times a week and meets with City Manager James Slaton and some of his key staff to better understand city operations.

Goldstein said he is pleased with the city’s progress during his first 16 months in the job, including road paving, park improvements, purchasing the YMCA, sale of the historic 1919 building to the Lake Wales Charter Schools and work on better police community relations.

“I really want to be proud of my city. We’re on the right track now,” Goldstein said. “We have a good board that understands each other.”

Goldstein said he has learned a lot this year serving on the Florida League of Cities Federal Action Strike Team and was pleased to recently be named chairman of the league’s legislative committee on land use and economic development.

“I wish I was 50 years old right now – now that I see how political action works it gives me incentive to work harder,” said Goldstein, who just turned 79. “There are programs I didn’t even know were available to our city – dollar savings programs. I don’t want to be behind other cities in the county or in the state.”

Growing business, jobs, affordable and executive housing are all important to Goldstein, who says he is upset about the deteriorating condition of the Eagle Ridge Mall, and because “the mall is a disgrace, I’m glad we don’t have a sign ‘Welcome to Lake Wales’ at the north end of our city.”

He expresses concerns that corporations have chosen to bypass Lake Wales for nearby communities, like Frostproof. He also wants more accountability for the funds the city pays the Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Committee and Lake Wales Main Street to attract business.

“I’m not only challenging the Chamber of Commerce, but I’m challenging us on the commission,” Goldstein said. “We shouldn’t take criticism personally – we have to think of criticism as building blocks.”

Goldstein frequently speaks about his commitment to the city’s northwest community and wants the city to develop a Black music and cultural center to help minority children have pride in their heritage. But he often reminds commissioners that they must consider needs throughout the city.

“We’re going to be a great city – I think we have some great years ahead of us,” he said.


Goldstein has cultivated relationships at the local, state and national level, receiving endorsements from state Rep. Melony Bell, Sheriff Grady Judd and Polk County Commissioner Bill Braswell.

“Al is a man of unwavering principle with a strong conservative foundation,” Braswell wrote in an endorsement letter addressed to the citizens of Lake Wales. “He is an asset to the community and has shown to be a leader during his first term in office. Al is committed to his community and can be counted on to make the tough decisions required of a city commissioner.”

Goldstein chairs the Florida League of Cities Land Use and Economic Development Committee and serves on the Federal Action Strike Team, which visits Washington DC to discuss legislative issues at the national level. He has worked closely with Bell and other lawmakers to advocate for Lake Wales.

Bell said she was honored to endorse Goldstein for re-election.

“He has shown strong leadership from the time he was sworn into office by hitting the ground running. He began by educating himself on the budget and the needs of the city,” Bell wrote in her endorsement. “Al has been a positive voice for Lake Wales by advocating at our Capitol in Tallahassee. He is a true believer in “home rule” when elected officials from Municipalities should rule by making policy on a local level instead of the State of Florida. He is always demanding that Tallahassee Legislators do not put any unfunded mandates on municipalities.”

In his endorsement of Goldstein, Judd wrote: “Commissioner Goldstein is honest and ethical. He listens to his constituents and makes decisions in the best interest of all the city residents, rather than rendering knee jerk positions out of emotion. That is why I support Al for reelection.”

Goldstein said he is thankful for the endorsements from Bell, Judd and Braswell and “for all those who have supported me and the folks who didn’t know or support me previously are finding out that I am a commissioner that works for all our city and will continue to do that.

“My exposure working with county commissioners, state representatives and all the FLC has been educational and has contributed to my growth as a representative of our city, and I believe it is helping guide the growth of our city.”

Meet Al Goldstein :

Goldstein and his wife of 31 years, Shirley, moved to Lake Ashton six years ago, returning to his home state. His family traces its Florida roots back to 1845, and Goldstein grew up in Hollywood in South Florida. He served as a U.S. Marine, worked in government and contract services and owned his own business prior to retiring in 1995. Al was the former 1st Vice Chair of the Polk County Republican Executive Committee.

“I’ve had my years of playing golf,” Goldstein said. “I fished as a kid. Maybe if I’m alive and well by the time my time is over with the city I can go back to doing some fishing.”


Reporting from LakeWalesNews.Net

Ken Kipp, Polk County Republican Party 2nd Vice Chair, is running for the Haines City Commission, Seat 5.

Ken Kipp, Polk County Republican Party 2nd Vice Chair, is running for the Haines City Commission, Seat 5.

As I look back on my life, I try to focus on the positive changes that have come about because of my involvement. I know without a shadow of a doubt that all of us are placed in positions in life where the most good can be accomplished. I have gotten to invest years of my life into the lives of our Haines City youth in my position at Haines City High School. What a blessing it has been to look back on the journey. You can see the path so clearly.
I’m looking forward to taking a seat once again on the Commission to serve our great citizens!
Meet Ken Kipp –
Ken Kipp moved to Haines City in 1992. He and his wife Rebecca (Becky) of 43 years and have two children and 5 grandchildren. Ken is unapologetically a Christian. He loves Haines City. He has spent 8 years working at Haines City High School.
Fiscally, Ken describes himself as “old-fashioned” and doesn’t want to borrow money without a really good reason. Ken is an experienced former Commissioner and he knows the job. Ken wants Haines City to return to great customer service and be business-friendly. Ken, as a sitting Commissioner will vote on the city budget and hire city manager, attorney, police and fire chief.
Do you want your voice heard in Haines City? Vote Ken Kipp – Ken promises to represent all of Haines City well!

Lockdown States Like California and New York have higher all-cause mortality rates

Lockdown States Like California and New York have higher all-cause mortality rates

Florida Remains Below the National Average

Under the steady leadership of Governor Ron DeSantis, and despite being faced with challenges as a result of the COVID pandemic, Florida was able to safely reopen– allowing students to return to school and Floridians to go back to work. Businesses started reopening safely and Florida’s economy is recovering.   Additionally, an aggressive vaccination effort which has been underway in Florida since December, has resulted in more than 2.4 million Floridians being vaccinated against COVID.

Florida continues to outperform lockdown states like California and New York on all metrics – from lower mortality, to availability of in-person education, to a lower unemployment rate.

Below we have included several graphs that will provide you with a true picture of Florida’s outcomes based on Gov. DeSantis’ smart and science-based policies.



A Tale of Florida vs. Lockdown States – California, New York have higher all-cause mortality rate

“Lockdown Deaths” – California (and New York) had significant increase in all-cause mortality per capita from 2019 to 2020

  • Compared to Florida, 34 states had a higher rate of all-cause mortality from 2019 to 2020, per capita. States with higher-than-average increases almost assuredly saw increased deaths resulting from lockdown policies, not just from COVID.
  • Compared to Florida, 38 other states rank higher for COVID mortality among seniors 65 and older, per capita.

Florida has fewer pediatric COVID-19 cases while having the highest rate of in-person instruction offered.

  • Kids belong in school and Florida’s decision to keep schools open was the right thing to do.
  • Schools have been open in Florida and thankfully Florida has fewer COVID-positive cases among kids. When compared to other large states, Florida has fewer pediatric cases per capita. (Please note: New York doesn’t make pediatric cases publicly available).

From the beginning, Governor DeSantis got it right on nursing homes and protecting the most vulnerable.

  • California and New York had significantly higher rates for new COVID-19 cases compared to Florida, per 1 million.
  • California and New York had significantly higher hospitalizations compared to Florida, per 1 million.
  • The mainstream media was so desperate to vilify the Trump Administration and Governor DeSantis that they emboldened lockdown states like California and New York. Turns out, Governor DeSantis was ahead of the curve with his actions early on during the pandemic to protect the state’s most vulnerable and his actions saved lives:
    • Governor DeSantis established 23 COVID-19 dedicated nursing facilities across the state to prevent spread within long-term care facilities, help with hospital decompression and protect long-term care patients. The Governor also required hospitals to test all individuals discharged to long-term care facilities and required these facilities to transfer COVID-19 positive residents if the facility was not equipped for appropriate care.
    • Governor DeSantis issued an executive order putting Seniors First and prioritizing seniors 65 and older to receive the vaccine. To date, 40% of Florida’s nearly 4.5 million senior population have received a vaccine.
    • Governor DeSantis deployed Florida National Guard and Florida Department of Health Strike Teams to nursing homes and assisted living facilities for testing throughout the pandemic, and now for vaccine distribution.
    • Governor DeSantis launched a pilot program for homebound seniors, including Holocaust survivors, WWII and Korean War veterans and anti-communist Bay of Pigs veterans, to prioritize and protect our Greatest Generation.

Florida’s economic recovery is leading the nation.

  • Florida leads the nation’s most populous states in unemployment rate for December 2020, and Florida was well below the national average.
  • Home sales in Florida continued to increase during the height of the pandemic as Americans fled lockdown states.
  • U-Haul migration data shows that Florida ranks 3rd in the nation for one-way rental moving vans. California ranks 50th (the worst!) and New York ranks 42nd.




Newt Gingrich believes the 2020 election may be the “biggest presidential theft” since 1824 and is urging state legislatures to “demand recounts.”

Newt Gingrich believes the 2020 election may be the “biggest presidential theft” since 1824 and is urging state legislatures to “demand recounts.”
Newt Gingrich tells Brietbart that “The more data comes out on vote anomalies that clearly are not legitimate the more it looks like 2020 may be the biggest Presidential theft since Adams and Clay robbed Andrew Jackson in 1824,” the former House speaker said in a Friday tweet:
On Saturday morning, Gingrich encouraged Republican state legislators to read an analysis from Patrick Basham, founding Director of the Democracy Institute and senior fellow of the Cato Institute. Basham lists ten “peculiarities” which he believes lack “compelling explanations,” including swing states halting their ballot counts on election night and removing observers, statistically abnormal vote counts, and “historically low absentee ballot rejection rates.”
“Basham makes clear the election was almost certainly stolen in 5 states. Every Americanm [sic] should be worried by the theft,” he added:
President Trump and his team have vowed to press on in their fight for election integrity despite the critics. His team outlined their case in a press conference last week, which Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis framed as their “opening statement.” During the presser, Trump’s lawyers — well as Sidney Powell, who is not part of Trump’s formal team — presented highlights in building their respective cases, as Breitbart News detailed. Rudy Giuliani detailed affidavits alleging nefarious behavior and blasted the media for continuing to claim that the campaign has not presented evidence.
“It’s your job to read these things and not falsely report that there’s no evidence. Do you know how many affidavits we have in the Michigan case? Two hundred twenty affidavits,” he said.
“They’re not all public, but eight of them are,” he added.
Trump’s lawyers are expected to participate in a hearing on election integrity with Arizona legislators on Monday, Ellis announced on Friday.