Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:
Trump’s chosen candidate appears headed for victory in tight race in Ohio’s 12th
“. . . according to unofficial results. With 100 percent of the vote in, Balderson led O’Connor 50.2 percent to 49.3 percent. The margin was just 1,754 votes.”
Eggers: 5 Voter Fraud Facts That Could Determine the Midterm Elections
- “Nearly 3 million people are registered to vote in two different states. Voter registration records have been neglected by many states for years, making them rife with flaws. In its opinion upholding Ohio’s efforts to clean up its voter rolls, the Supreme Court cited two Pew Center statistics from 2012 most Americans would find shocking: . . .
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McQuillan: Does Trump Have What It Takes to Win on Immigration?
“President Trump has faced down the Chinese, the Russians, ISIS, and North Korea, but does he have what it takes to force Congress to fix immigration? I am beginning to think the answer is no. Congressional leadership has secured the votes, and worked the rules, to pass the president’s agenda only when the members agree with his policies, such as choosing conservative justices or lowering taxes. On issues such as Obamacare and immigration, where the GOP establishment disagrees with Trump, he has failed. On Obamacare, Trump gave up in disgust after killing the individual mandate. He can’t do that on immigration. Fixing immigration was a big promise. He has got to deliver. […] It is obvious that Trump is aware of the challenge and committed to continue his record of promise-keeping.”