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Wednesday, November 4, 2020 -- Campaign Update, Good News, The Totalitarian Left

Campaign Update
As I predicted, the Trump campaign announced that it is demanding a recount in Wisconsin.  Campaign manager Bill Stepien said:
"Despite ridiculous public polling used as a voter suppression tactic, Wisconsin has been a razor thin race as we always knew that it would be. 
"There have been reports of irregularities in several Wisconsin counties which raise serious doubts about the validity of the results.  The President is well within the threshold to request a recount and we will immediately do so."
The Trump campaign also announced that it is suing the state of Michigan, claiming that it has been locked out of the ballot review and counting process. 
And just moments ago, the Trump campaign declared at a press conference in Philadelphia that it is suing the state of Pennsylvania. 
Good News
The Senate results are clear evidence that there was no "blue wave" last night.  It appears as though we have maintained our majority in the Senate. 
As of now, two Republican incumbents – Cory Gardner (CO) and Martha McSally (AZ) – have been defeated, although McSally is refusing to concede.
Offsetting their losses are Tommy Tuberville's victory in Alabama and what we hope will be a victory by John James in Michigan, although James is now behind Democrat Gary Peters.
Senators Collins (ME), Ernst (IA), Perdue (GA) and Tillis (NC) seem to have firm leads.
Senators Cornyn (TX), Daines (MT), Graham (SC) and McConnell (KY) easily defeated their liberal challengers in spite of the unbelievable amounts of money that the left threw against them. 
As Lindsey Graham put it in his victory speech last night, the left's record-breaking fundraising amounted to the "worst return on investment in the history of American politics."
There's still one more race up for grabs.  Sen. Kelly Loeffler was forced into a January runoff with Democrat Raphael Warnock. 
Meanwhile, it also appears that we have picked up a handful of House seats.  The Atlanta Journal Constitution declared the Democrats' House performance to be an "unexpected disappointment" given that many analysts were predicting gains of 10 to 15 seats for Nancy Pelosi's party.
But I also remember what happened in 2018 when it looked like our Election Day losses were minimal.  Days later they turned out to be major losses due to ballot harvesting.
We will keep you posted as the results are finalized.
The Totalitarian Left
As I noted in my early morning update, the polling industry is broken.  The "blue wave" or "Biden landslide" that was widely predicted failed to materialize. 
Tucker Carlson addressed this fact several times last night, noting how polls are being manipulated and weaponized, and that the mainstream media are lying to us, meddling in the election in the process. 
But in defense of the polling industry, Carlson said that there is a big swath of America that is afraid.  They are afraid to tell a pollster what they believe.  They are afraid to put up a sign in their yard.  They are afraid of losing their job, afraid of having their home vandalized, afraid of having their car trashed. 
The fact that we seem to be accepting this assault on free speech is unacceptable in the United States of America.  This is one of the most dangerous developments in a free society when large portions of the country are afraid to publicly share their values. 
Why is this happening? 
It is happening because normal Christian views, the love of country and traditional conservative opinions – even normalcy itself – are being labeled as "racist," "bigotry," "anti-this & that," you name it. 
This has got to stop!
The appropriate response is to call out the demonization, not make jokes about it.  We must aggressively fight back against the demonization every time the left engages in it. 
We must also have the courage in our own arenas and spheres of influence to proudly show who we are.  That is our right as Americans!
And in this fight, those who cherish faith, family and freedom have no greater champion than Donald Trump!
President Trump has fought political correctness and the cancel culture. 
He has boldly defended religious liberty. 
He defended our flag from the anthem kneelers and protestors. 
He is defending our history and our country from the nihilists, Marxists and Antifa thugs who would impose their ideological fascism on the rest of us.
No matter how this election turns out – and I am still expecting a Trump/Pence victory – safeguarding our First Amendment freedoms from the left and Big Tech will be a defining battle in the weeks and months ahead.
Fighting Anti-Semitism
Join me tomorrow for an insightful webinar on the global rise of anti-Semitism. 
The webinar is sponsored by the American Christian Leaders for Israel, and will feature remarks by Dr. Susan Michael, director of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, and State Department Special Envoy to Combat Anti-Semitism Elan Carr. 
I will also be participating in the webinar as a Trump appointee to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
The webinar is taking place at 1:00 PM ET.  Click here for more information and to register online.