Good Tuesday morning.
Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:
- The president receives his intelligence briefing
- President Trump participates in the Diwali ceremonial lighting of the Diya
Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona senate
Yes, Democrat Sinema has won the election after “all the ballots were counted” or whatever the Democrats say when magical boxes of votes materialize. For Democracy!
Congrats to @kyrstensinema. I wish her success. I’m grateful to all those who supported me in this journey. I’m inspired by Arizonans’ spirit and our state’s best days are ahead of us. pic.twitter.com/tw0uKgi3oO
— Martha McSally for U.S. Senate (@MarthaMcSally) November 13, 2018
The reality is about three-fourths of Arizona’s ballots are cast by mail. Because of a state law requiring ballots to be sealed and signed, and signatures to match those on voter registration forms, it routinely takes the state longer than most to tally its results.
Arizona is turning blue, CNN wants you to know. “Sinema’s victory showed that Democrats are continuing to gain momentum in the rapidly diversifying Sun Belt and firmly places Arizona among the most important presidential and Senate battlegrounds.”
No piece of trash from CNN is complete without a nasty hiss at President Trump:
The win comes despite President Donald Trump and Republicans pushing false conspiracy theories about why ballots in Arizona were taking so long to count.
Trump tweeted Friday that “electoral corruption” was taking place and suggested Arizona should have a new election. The National Republican Senatorial Committee, in an email to reporters, accused the Maricopa County recorder of trying to “cook the books” for Sinema.
Meanwhile, something fishy in Maricopa:
The chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors emailed County Recorder Adrian Fontes on the Monday before Election Day, expressing concern over the emergency voting centers Fontes established, according to the document that was obtained exclusively by the Washington Free Beacon.
“Due to recent inquiries, I am formally asking you to place aside all ballots cast at emergency voting sites after early voting ended on Friday, November 2, 2018, until your legal authority to open emergency sites has been clarified,” Chucri wrote in the email.
“By legal authority, I am looking to the Arizona Revised Statutes or the Secretary of State’s election procedure manual. To be clear, this is about the integrity of the election; it is not the fault of the voters who may have utilized this option.”
Read the whole story.
California fire round up
Historical picture of the day:
And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!