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Democrats Seal Control Of Senate, AZ Governor Race Still Tight

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A decisive new batch of ballots from Las Vegas’ Clark County has prompted the Associated Press and many other outlets to declare that Nevada incumbent Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto has defeated Adam Laxalt, assuring another two years of Democratic control of the U.S. Senate. 

With the win, Democrats will have at least 50 seats plus the vice presidential tiebreaker vote — just as they do today — with an opportunity to secure another seat in the Dec. 6 Georgia runoff pitting Republican Herschel Walker against incumbent Raphael Warnock. With Senate control no longer at stake, it seems likely that already-dull Republican enthusiasm for Trump-backed Walker will sag even more. 

The Arizona governor’s race remains tight, however. Unlike Friday night’s update — Saturday’s new tally brought some good news for the GOP, as Kari Lake trimmed Democrat Katie Hobbs’ lead to 34,129 votes. Hobbs is up 50.7% to 49.3%

There are still about 300,000 votes yet to be counted in Arizona, with the great majority coming from two counties: Maricopa, which is home to Phoenix, and Pima County, where Tucson is found.  

Appearing on CNN Saturday evening, Arizona Assistant Secretary of State Allie Bones said rural counties are largely done, and that Maricopa County will give more tallies on both Sunday and Monday. She said it was unclear if Pima will release any more results until Monday. 

Maricopa figures especially heavy. So far, Hobbs is leading Maricopa 52.1% to 47.9%. However, the Saturday batch favored Lake 51.8% to 48.2%, and her campaign hopes the next batches lean harder in her direction to push her to a dramatic 11th-hour victory.  

That may very much be the case. According to Arizona pollster and data analyst Landon Wall, the sequence by which Maricopa has been counting ballots means that tallies are increasingly coming from more Republican-friendly Phoenix suburbs and exurbs.  

According to Bones, of the outstanding Arizona votes, the vast majority are so-called “late earlies” — early-voting ballots that voters completed but then brought to a polling station on Election Day rather than mailing them in. Trump wonthat particular flavor of Maricopa votes in 2020.  

“It’s not a question that [Republicans] will win the next batches. Only a question of how much,” tweeted ABC15 political analyst Garrett Archer, a former elections analyst for the Arizona secretary of state.   

The Arizona race isn’t the only remaining drama: The House of Representatives is still in play too, with each party trying to hit the 218 seats needed to control the chamber. As of Saturday evening, most outlets put Republicans at 211 seats and Democrats at 204. There are 20 seats still uncalled, and each party has a lead in 10 of them. That makes GOP control likely but still far from certain.  

In one closely-watched but uncalled race, incumbent Colorado firebrand and gun-slinging Trump enthusiast Lauren Boebert, who’d surprisingly trailed her challenger in earlier counting, now has a 1,122-vote lead with 99% of ballots counted. If the lead remains that narrow, it would trigger an automatic recount under Colorado law.

By failing to flip the Senate, Republicans will now have to watch as Biden proceeds to populate the federal judiciary with more leftists. GOP senators also lose the much-anticipated opportunity to proceed with a variety of investigations, from the origins of the Covid-19 virus, to the government’s pandemic decision making, Hunter Biden’s influence-peddling, and more.  

Those investigations can still happen in the House — perhaps, on Covid, that could mean substituting double-MIT-degreed Rep. Thomas Massie for Dr. Rand Paul. 

On Friday, the top Republican on the House Oversight and Reform Committee told CBS he’s ready to subpoena Hunter Biden and his business records: 

“What Joe Biden said is, ‘Our son is innocent.’ If I were Hunter Biden, I’d want to come clear my name and make some Republicans look bad,” said Rep. James Comer. “So we’re gonna ask Hunter Biden to come before the committee. If he refuses, then I suspect that he would receive a subpoena.” 

…but that and other inquiries all hinge on the GOP’s ability to reach 218 seats in the coming days. 

This post was originally published at Zero Hedge

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Video: Sam Harris Claims It Was An “Accident” That NY Post Was Right About Hunter Biden Laptop

He previously admitted he ‘wouldn’t have cared if Hunter Biden had corpses of children in his basement’

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Lefty ‘philosopher’ Sam Harris, who previously admitted he supported the suppression of reporting on the Hunter Biden laptop immediately prior to the election, has now claimed that the New York Post’s reporting on the story was accurate only “by accident.”

Speaking with Bill Maher on his podcast, Harris declared that the reaction to him saying he wouldn’t have cared if Hunter Biden had corpses of children in his basement was “right wing lunacy,” and that it “kind of distorted my position.”

Harris further declared that “the velocity of the hatred was something new,” and claimed that “it was completely plausible to worry that this was a fake story… there simply wasn’t enough time to get to the bottom of it.”

Maher challenged him on the suppression of the laptop story, noting “Well then why did the outlets that did get to the bottom of it, get to it? The New York Post had no problem getting to the bottom of it.”

Harris replied, “They wanted to believe it and yes, you know, sometimes you’re right by accident.”

Maher responded, “Can I go to step two of what the two reasonable people in the room would agree on. One, they’d agree it was kind of suppressed. Two, they’d agree that Hunter Biden, being the son of the current Vice President, and being a complete douchebag, was ripe to be used as a conduit to his father, through which he was, but nothing really. It was kind of sort of everyday graft, that’s sleazy, but doesn’t affect the world.”

“It’s possible we still don’t know, right,” Harris replied, adding “I’ll give some credence to the possibility that it’s worse than I understand. But the problem is ten days is not enough to figure that out and we knew that it was going to rail the issue.”

Harris then attempted to steer the conversation to Trump and his administration being more corrupt than Biden.

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The New York Post story on the Hunter Biden laptop was censored on Twitter and other platforms and labelled ‘Russian disinformation‘ in a chilling example of election meddling fewer than 3 weeks before the vote that saw Biden take the White House.

It has since been proven that the story is completely accurate, with  journalists such as Glenn Greenwald describing the cover up as “the single biggest media fraud” in the past decade.

Harris put himself in the spotlight again this week by criticising Elon Musk’s attempts to restore free speech on Twitter:

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    Howls Of Outrage After New York Times Confirms SBF To Speak Alongside Zelenskyy, Yellen

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    As we discussed last night, Sam Bankman-Fried has now demonstrated that he is both a pathological liar and a sociopath, the kind who in “explaining” to his employees how he stole billions (over $4 billion according to new FTX CEO John J. Ray) from the now bankrupt FTX, an act which left it insolvent and without liquidity, called it “loans” which were “generally” not used for “large amounts of personal consumption” (just “small amounts” used for such trivial items as $40 million penthouses and private jets).

    And the only reason we don’t officially call him a criminal just yet, is because he has not yet confirmed he used client money from his exchange to fund his personal hedge fund, an act which would cost any other individual decades in jail… but not prominent democrats like SBF or Jon Corzine, of course. Plus it’s the US legal system’s job to do that, not ours. Although we are growing increasingly skeptical this prominent Democratic donor will ever see the inside of a courtroom.

    It’s not just us: with much of the entire world demanding to know how this corpulent 30-year-old still has not been thrown in prison, or at least charged with a variety of crimes, the NYT just confirmed to the entire world what a farce the one-time paper of record has become, and how it is willing to whore itself out for clicks – not to mention prominent Democrat donors – because moments after SBF tweeted that he will be speaking with Andrew Ross-Sorkin moderated NYT “summit” on Nov 30…

    … Sorkin quickly confirmed as much.

    And so, instead of being under arrest, SBF will instead be treated like a luminary alongside other such other Democrat icons as Zelenskyy (who according to some may have been intimately familiar with FTX fund flows in the past year) and of course the woman who along with Ben Bernanke and Jerome Powell, made it all possible by blowing the biggest asset bubble of all time: Janet Yellen.

    And while we are certain that the NYT – which we assume is done writing puff pieces on behalf of SBF after it became a laughing stock last week – would be quick to mercilessly cancel and expel from its “prestigious” conference anyone who had misgendered some post-op transsexual, it is willing to give this thieving pathological liar and sociopath a forum in which to profess his innocence to the entire world, and by association with other Democrat “celebrities” such as Bill Clinton.

    …  to boost his standing within a legal system that is clearly as much as joke as the venue that he will be sharing with the following individuals:

    Here are all the other “top business and policy leaders” at the NYT whitewashing summit:

    • Eric Adams, New York City mayor
    • Ben Affleck, Artists Equity C.E.O.
    • Sam Bankman-Fried, FTX founder
    • Gerry Cardinale, RedBird Capital Partners founder, managing partner and C.I.O.
    • Shou Chew, TikTok C.E.O.
    • Larry Fink, BlackRock chairman and C.E.O.
    • Reed Hastings, Netflix founder and co-C.E.O.
    • Andy Jassy, Amazon president and C.E.O.
    • Van Jones, CNN host, author and Dream.Org founder
    • Scarlett Lewis, Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement founder and mother of Sandy Hook shooting victim, Jesse
    • Mike Pence, 48th vice president of the United States and author of “So Help Me God”
    • Benjamin Netanyahu, former Prime Minister of Israel, current leader of the Likud party
    • Priscilla Sims Brown, Amalgamated Bank president and C.E.O.
    • Secretary Janet L. Yellen, U.S. Department of the Treasury
    • President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine
    • Mark Zuckerberg, Meta founder, chairman and C.E.O.

    The shocked, stunned and simply disgusted reactions are still coming in:

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    MSNBC’s Resident Fed: Tucker Carlson Should Face “Civil Consequences” If Mass Shooters Watch His Show

    “We need to see accountability and consequences,” but only when it fits the narrative

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    MSNBC talking head Frank Figliuzzi proclaimed Tuesday that conservative figures like Tucker Carlson and GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert should be subject to “civil consequences” if mass shooters are found to have “consumed” their content.

    Ranting about the shooting in a gay club in Colorado Springs this past weekend, Figliuzzi, a former FBI agent with clout, stated that “If [the Colorado Springs shooter] is a consumer of the people we just rattled off, from Lauren Boebert to Tucker Carlson, let’s get it out at trial, let’s expose it for what it is, name it and shame it.”

    “He’s a consumer of these people and those people should face civil consequences from the victims,” asserted Figliuzzi, a rabid anti-Trump hack and now MSNBC’s “national security analyst”.

    “We need to see accountability and consequences,” Figliuzzi further declared.

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    The latest reports suggest that the shooter isn’t some anti-LGBT right wing nut job, but rather identifies as “nonbinary” and uses “they/them pronouns,” according to the New York Times

    Right, so who should face “civil consequences” for voicing their opinions now then?

    What about when a mass killer falls outside such simplistic propaganda narratives? Any civil consequences needed for anyone then?

    Nah, doesn’t appear so.

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