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Youngkin defeats McAuliffe in race for Virginia governor

News Updates from CLG – Headlines and excerpts from major news outlets.

Youngkin defeats McAuliffe in race for Virginia governor –McAuliffe was expected to handily win the contest in a state that Joe Biden won by 10 points. | 3 Nov 2021 | The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that Republican Glenn Youngkin will win the Gubernatorial race in Virginia, defeating former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe in a contest that was once was widely expected to go to the Democrat. Youngkin ran a disciplined campaign, focusing on taxes, crime, and holding public schools accountable to parents, while McAuliffe repeatedly tried to link Youngkin to former President Trump. McAuliffe also called on Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and former President Obama to boost his fortunes in an effort that clearly fell short. “Alrighty Virginia, we won this thing,” Youngkin told supporters in his victory speech a little after 1 AM Wednesday.

New Jersey governor’s race too close to call | 3 Nov 2021 | New Jersey’s gubernatorial contest turned out to be an unexpected nail-biter as the race remained too close to call on Wednesday morning. Tallies shortly before 1 a.m. ET showed Gov. Phil Murphy (D) and former state lawmaker Jack Ciattarelli (R) separated by under 1 point. Earlier tallies had shown Ciattarelli with a single-digit lead, but as ballots were tabulated from Democratic-leaning areas, that margin was winnowed down… The New Jersey contest was fought largely on two different battlefields. Murphy ran as a staunch progressive and an effective manager of the pandemic [Really? Murphy murdered thousands of seniors by sending COVID-positive patients to nursing homes] while trying to tie Ciattarelli to former President Trump. Meanwhile, Ciattarelli focused his campaign almost exclusively on education and economic issues like school closures over the coronavirus and how race and gender are taught as well as New Jersey’s high taxes. 

Republican Winsome Sears wins Virginia lieutenant governor’s race –Sears made history as the first woman and Black woman to hold the position. | 3 Nov 2021 | Former Virginia Del. Winsome Sears (R) is projected to win the state’s lieutenant gubernatorial race, making history as the first woman and Black woman to hold the position. NBC and CNN both called the race for Sears early Wednesday morning. In addition to being second-in-command in Richmond, Sears will also play the crucial role as the president of the state Senate, where she could cast a number of tiebreaking votes over the next two years. Current Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) has cast 52 tiebreaking votes in his role as president of the legislative body. Democrats control the state Senate 21 to 19, which doesn’t see elections until 2023.

It’s history: Gainey defeats Moreno in mayor’s race –Gainey made history as the first Black mayor elected in Pittsburgh. | 2 Nov 2021 | Pittsburgh elected its first Black mayor on Tuesday, handing over the reins of a rapidly changing city to a state lawmaker, who shared a vision of unity, progressive change, and pledged to make it safer, more affordable and more diverse. Ed Gainey, a state representative, who was born and raised in Pittsburgh, beat retired Pittsburgh police officer Tony Moreno in the municipal election, giving a city, famously deemed America’s most livable, a leader, who frequently asks: “For whom?” Mr. Gainey, 51, will succeed Bill Peduto, the two-term mayor whom he beat in May’s primary.

NYC mayoral election: Democrat Eric Adams soundly defeats Republican Curtis Sliwa –Adams, the current Brooklyn borough president, was overwhelmingly favored to win the election. | 2 Nov 2021 | Democratic candidate Eric Adams won New York City’s mayoral election on Tuesday night, soundly defeating Republican challenger and “Guardian Angels” founder Curtis Sliwa in a race to determine who will lead the nation’s most populous city. Adams, the current Brooklyn Borough president, was overwhelmingly favored to win the election since defeating 12 other Democratic candidates in a primary election over the summer. Registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by approximately seven-to-one in New York City.

Republican Mike Carey wins special election for Ohio House seat | 2 Oct 2021 | Republican Mike Carey is projected to win a special election to replace former Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) in Congress, holding onto Ohio’s 15th Congressional District for the GOP. The Associated Press said Carey, a coal industry lobbyist, had bested Democratic State Rep. Allison Russo on Tuesday. The race largely favored the GOP from the outset, given the District’s Republican tilt… Carey emerged from a crowded GOP primary field in August after securing the support of former President Trump, who remains an influential endorser in the Republican Party.

West Haven Mayoral Race Will Head to Recount | 2 Nov 2021 | (West Haven, CT) The West Haven mayoral race will head to a recount after incumbent Mayor Nancy Rossi, a Democrat, declared victory with a margin of just 24 votes Tuesday night. She was challenged by Republican challenger Barry Lee Cohen. Rossi noted that she won by a tight margin of 24 votes and said she expected a recount… However, the CT Republican Party contradicted [Rossi’s claim] in a tweet, saying they had Cohen up by 20 or so votes. Addressing supporters Tuesday night, Cohen said he’s “not defeated” and that there was a disparity between the ballots cast and ballots counted.

Lincoln Project Democratic Operatives Busted for White Nationalist Hoax | 30 Oct 2021 | The anti-Trump, pedophile-protecting Lincoln Project was forced to issue an emergency press release Friday afternoon after Democratic operatives they paid to impersonate tiki torch-wielding Trump supporters were doxxed, after they stood in front of Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin’s campaign bus. The hoax was spread by several notables, including Terry McAuliffe’s spokeswoman, Christina Freundlich. It was also spread by MSM journos [sic].

Minneapolis voters reject measure to replace police department –The measure asked voters if they favored amending the city’s charter to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a Department of Public Safety. | 3 Nov 2021 | Voters in Minnesota’s largest city have rejected what would have been an unprecedented move to dismantle the police department at the ballot box Tuesday, following calls for reform after the death of George Floyd. The measure asked voters if they favored amending the city’s charter to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a Department of Public Safety. The initiative would have removed language from the charter related to the agency, including minimum funding requirements, and would have divided control of public safety between the mayor and City Council. The question failed 57% to 44%, according to the results released by the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office with 133 of 136 precincts reporting. It needed 51% of voter approval to pass.

Air Force Boots 40 Unvaccinated Recruits, Trainees, Ahead of Deadline – Report | 2 Nov 2021 | Some 40 Air Force recruits and trainees have been kicked out of the service for refusing to comply with the Biden regime’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, a spokeswoman confirmed on Monday. Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek told Stars and Stripes that the individuals had been handed entry-level discharges, meaning that if they choose to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future, they may eventually reenlist. She said approximately 23 of the recruits had been undergoing basic training, and the others were in technical training when they were discharged from the Air Force.

Federal Judge Blocks Hospital From Putting Unvaccinated Workers on Unpaid Leave –Liberty Counsel, represents the 14 health care workers | 1 Nov 2021 | A federal judge temporarily blocked an Illinois hospital system from allegedly putting workers with religious exemptions on unpaid leave. In late October, several employees at the Chicago-area NorthShore filed a legal complaint against the company, arguing that the firm’s vaccine mandate discriminated against them by forcing them to decide between a vaccine and their jobs… U.S. District Judge John Kness on Friday issued a temporary restraining order against the hospital system.

Southwest launches internal investigation into ‘Let’s go Brandon’ incident | 31 Oct 2021 | Southwest Airlines will conduct an internal investigation into a pilot who was captured on video saying “Let’s Go Brandon” over the flight’s intercom, the airline said in a statement. “Southwest does not condone Employees sharing their personal political opinions while on the job serving our Customers, and one Employee’s individual perspective should not be interpreted as the viewpoint of Southwest and its collective 54,000 Employees,” the airline said in a statement on Sunday. The phrase is a tongue-in-cheek reference to a “F–k Joe Biden” chant that erupted at a NASCAR race in Talladega earlier this year.

Over 23,000 Registered Voters Revealed to Have Same Phone Number and Over 4,000 With Same Date of Registration Found in Wisconsin County | 1 Nov 2021 | Wisconsin’s Racine County’s GOP has discovered significant evidence of Election Fraud while investigating their voter registration database. The County’s Republican Party Committee on Election Fraud has identified great areas of consternation while sifting through the database. Most notably, there are over 23,000 voters who are registered under the exact same phone number, one that the city claimed was used as a “default” number up until 2005. However, according to the official report, the Committee found “over 100 active voters that registered after 2005 including 38 active voters that were registered in 2020 with this same number.”

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100% of Covid-19 vaccine deaths were caused by just 5% of the batches produced, according to official government data –Pfizer – unusually high AE from lots that went to 13-50 states —‘Deadly’ lots were distributed widely across the United States whilst other ‘benign’ lots were sent to just a few locations. [I wonder who got the ‘benign’ batches?] | 31 Oct 2021 | An investigation of data found in the USA’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) has revealed that extremely high numbers of adverse reactions and deaths have been reported against specific lot numbers of the Covid-19 vaccines several times, meaning deadly batches of the experimental injections have now been identified. But what’s perhaps more concerning is that the “deadly” lots were distributed widely across the United States whilst other “benign” lots were sent to just a few locations… The reports pulled from the database were ones that had been submitted up to October 15, 2021, and they included all adverse reactions reported against the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA Covid-19 injections, as well as all adverse reactions reported against the influenza vaccines; which were used to generate a control dataset.

Los Angeles Police Union Files Lawsuit Against City Over Vaccination Mandate | 30 Oct 2021 | The vaccination mandate for city employees was negotiated in bad faith, according to a lawsuit filed by the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the rank and file’s union. The lawsuit claims the city is inappropriately trying to pass on associated costs to officers. The suit was filed Friday in California Superior Court. The suit also claims the city withheld information about the contractor it hired to test unvaccinated employees for COVID-19. Currently, city policy requires unvaccinated employees to have twice-weekly COVID-19 testing. The employees must pay for those tests by having $65 deducted from their paychecks per test. Religious and medical exemptions will be reimbursed.

Democratic Politicians Profit From Forcing COVID Tests on Cops, Firefighters | 29 Oct 2021 | We are wearily accustomed to political corruption in Los Angeles… Recently came the news that Mark Ridley-Thomas, a career politician currently serving on the L.A. City Council, was indicted for bribery for alleged acts he committed while sitting on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors. One of his council colleagues, Jose Huizar, is already under indictment for bribery… The city has awarded a 3 million contract for COVID-19 testing to a company called Bluestone, which is partly owned by Pedram Salimpour, a Los Angeles doctor. By the most remarkable of coincidences, he also sits on the commission that oversees the city’s fire and police pension plan. And, by another of the most unlikely of coincidences, Salimpour is one of those deep-pocket players who donate lavishly to Democratic candidates, including former city councilman Mitch Englander, who earlier this year was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison, and the above-mentioned Mark Ridley-Thomas, who may soon be Englander’s cell mate. After entertaining no competing bids, the city council awarded Bluestone the contract for the twice-weekly testing to be required of city employees who decline to be vaccinated. Employees will be dunned $65 per test, or $520 every month, to be extracted from their paychecks. Only tests from Salimpour’s company will be accepted, this despite the presence of several lower-cost testing services available in the L.A. area.

Slew of GOP-Led States Sue Biden Admin Over Covid Vaccine Rule –Eighteen states with Republican governors and one with a Democratic governor filed suit claiming the president doesn’t have the authority to implement a vaccination mandate for federal contractors | 30 Oct 2021 | At least 19 states — all but one of which are led by a Republican governor — have filed suit against the Biden administration’s forthcoming enforcement of a vaccine mandate for federal contractors. The majority of the states brought suits on Friday. There are now at least four pending lawsuits from states opposing the mandate. Texas and Florida have each sued the administration individually, while two groups of states teamed up to file two joint suits. Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming attorneys general filed a suit in a Missouri federal district court Friday, calling the mandate “unconstitutional, unlawful, and unwise.”

Iowans who are fired for refusing COVID-19 vaccine will be granted unemployment benefits | 30 Oct 2021 | Republican Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday signed a bill that allows residents to obtain unemployment benefits if they are fired for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine. Reynolds, who has opposed other government vaccine mandates, said in a statement “no Iowan should be forced to lose their job or livelihood over the COVID-19 vaccine,” according to The Associated Press. The Iowa legislature passed the bill in a one-day special session Thursday with a 68-27 vote.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects religious challenge to Maine vaccine mandate | 29 Oct 2021 | The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday turned away healthcare workers seeking a religious exemption to Maine’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate in the latest battle over vaccination to reach the justices. The court, which has a 6-3 conservative majority, rejected a request made by nine unnamed plaintiffs who identified themselves as healthcare workers who object to receiving the shots on religious grounds. The court previously rejected challenges to vaccine mandates in New York and Indiana, though those cases did not involve religious objections.

Youngkin to Newsmax: I Won’t Order Vaccine Mandates | 31 Oct 2021 | While he supports the COVID-19 vaccine and encourages people to be inoculated, Virginia GOP candidate Glenn Youngkin on Newsmax said vaccine mandates will be out of his state if he is elected governor Tuesday night. “…I have encouraged people who can get the vaccine where it’s approved to get it, but I will not mandate the vaccine, and I don’t think schools should, particularly for young children,” Youngkin told “Dick Morris Democracy” this weekend. “I think that’s a parent’s decision, and I believe in parents’ rights fundamental rights to make decisions with regard to their children. And, as governor, I’m going to make sure I’m standing up for parents’ rights.”

Fully vaccinated White House spokesperson Psaki has COVID-19, last saw Biden on Tuesday | 31 Oct 2021 | White House press secretary Jen Psaki tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, she said in a statement, adding she had last seen Joe Biden on Tuesday. Psaki, 42, who stated she was vaccinated and experiencing mild symptoms, said she and the president sat outside more than 6 feet (1.8 m) apart and wore masks on Tuesday. Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday, said a person familiar with the matter. Psaki, the main spokesperson for the White House, is the most high-profile person in the Biden administration known to have contracted COVID-19 since he took office in January.

Kamala Harris gets COVID booster shot on the fake White House set | 31 Oct 2021 | Vice President [also fake] Kamala Harris rolled up her sleeve for a third COVID-19 shot Saturday. Harris took a seat on the faux White House set that has earned mockery this month to receive her booster jab from a member of the White House Medical Unit. [With the thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of vaccine injuries, I’m wondering if the fake VP got a fake booster shot while on the fake White House set?]

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  1. Congratulations to parents (Mama Bears) who have had enough. It’s to bad that it took a pandemic, and “Zoom School” for parents to realize that their children are being indoctrinated into a lefty, progressive, socialist, call it what you will, agenda that is contrary to the education that parents up until this point thought that their children were receiving. “Children should be taught how to think, not what to think.”

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