Oh, Gawd, this brought a smile to my face. Nevada is a swing state and crucial in this election, obviously. The GOPers are dying to pick up the Senate seat that Adam Laxalt is trying to pry away from Catherine Cortez Masto. Mitch McConnell is burning the midnight oil trying to figure out how to staunch the dreadful publicity from those two senate races in Pennsylvania and Georgia, which have turned into utter fiascos, and he’s got to be banking on Nevada.
That senate race is in a statistical tie as is the race for governor. The real worrisome race locally for me, is secretary of state. Jim Marchant, the election denier, is supposedly leading, but very slightly, again, within the statistical margin of error.
More on that in a moment, but listen to Ronna wail to her father confessor, Steve Bannon. Speaking of Bannon, anybody notice that his hair is blond these days, rather than grey? Is he getting beautified before he enters the House Of Many Doors, looking for a boyfriend, perhaps? Seriously, the Lady Clairol looks good. I’m inspired to tint my own grey tresses, and I’m not even facing prison. (Unless Mike Lindell becomes Emperor, then that status could change.)
Ronna McDaniel said Nevada’s election laws “suck” and Republicans “are going to have to win by a larger margin” in many states “because of Democrat policies that degrade integrity.” pic.twitter.com/cdqeATRih4
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) October 11, 2022
“Degrade integrity” is GOP-speak for “damn, the system is well designed and air tight.” And she lumps Nevada in with California. That bodes very well. Comparing any state to California is GOP-speak for “lost cause” and it does my heart good to hear it.
That’s the good news, is that the system works. The bad news is that Jim Marchant, the GOP candidate for secretary of state, vowed last weekend that when he won, he would band together with other successful election deniers (assuming they get elected as well) and restore Donald Trump to the White House. Pure, unadulterated, madness. But of course the MAGAs ate it up with a spoon. NBC News:
“Marchant can’t be trusted, but I just don’t think a lot of people are even paying attention to the race,” said Donna West, a former chair of the Clark County Democratic Party who now volunteers as an organizer for the county party. “We’ve been knocking on doors, and people aren’t aware of the race. They still don’t understand what the secretary of state does.”
The comments by West and others interviewed by NBC News underscore the uphill climb faced by Democrats in winning the office in Nevada, and in other purple states. Along with Arizona and Michigan, Nevada is one of several key battlegrounds where an election denier backed by former President Donald Trump is running for secretary of state, a position that in most states oversees elections.Nonpartisan groups monitoring races with election deniers, like States United Action, as well as election experts in academia, warn that any of those candidates winning could contribute to an even more robust effort to overturn the next presidential election.
One comment about this article from NBC News. It follows along with what Michael Moore has said is the mainstream media tactic of portraying right-wing extremist candidates as more big and bad than they are. Not that I dismiss Marchant or any of the lunatics in Arizona. Au contraire, I take them as seriously as a heart attack. I am merely stating my assessment that I think they may have gotten to such a weird extreme, that they have weirded themselves out of their races. Such is my fervent hope, in any event.
All the Nevada races are key, but this cycle the SoS race may be the most crucial. We live in challenging times and if Marchant wins, I have no doubt whatsoever that he will try to unravel the voting system in Nevada. None.
The best ray of hope for this election is the fact that Ronna is as despondent as she is over the “election integrity” in this state. I take that as GOP-speak for, “We’re probably going to lose in Nevada, so I’ll say up front that the Democrats stole it. Again.”
That’s my read, in any event.