The Polls Were Wrong Again

By Lionel Parrott – Re-Blogged From Liberty Headlines

During a contentious press conference yesterday, President Trump blamed the media for touting polls that may have suppressed the vote.

The press conference was held following an election which saw the Democrats take control of the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in eight years. At the same time, Republicans made gains in the U.S. Senate.

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Brazil President-Elect Vows to Move Embassy to Jerusalem

By Jason Devaney – Re-Blogged From Newsmax

The president-elect of Brazil signaled his desire to follow in President Donald Trump’s footsteps by relocating his country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Jair Bolsonaro posted on Facebook on Thursday he will follow through on a campaign promise regarding the embassy after he takes office.

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After Germany’s Merkel Comes Chaos

By John Rubino – Re-Blogged From Dollar Collapse

After a long, initially-successful run promoting European integration and mass immigration, German Chancellor Angela Merkel saw the bottom fall out of her political fortunes this year. This morning she stepped down as leader of the formerly-dominant Christian Democrat party and promised not run again when her term as Chancellor ends in 2021.

What happens next is almost certain to be chaotic, as the following chart (courtesy of this morning’s Wall Street Journal) makes clear:

German political parties Merkel

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In Brazil, Any Anti-Corruption Mandate Will Meet Political Obstacles

Re-Blogged From Stratfor.com

Highlights

  • The next Brazilian administration will come to power with a mandate to deepen anti-corruption probes and deliver greater results against perceived graft.
  • Brazil’s new government will have two general choices at its disposal: create institutions to more effectively detect and deal with corruption, or work within the existing institutions to indirectly target corruption through legislative amendments, including enacting stricter criminal penalties.
  • Obtaining funding to support extensive institutional reforms, balancing anti-corruption pursuits against competing political priorities, negotiating for legislative change with Brazil’s highly fragmented National Congress and other bureaucratic obstacles will shape the next administration’s anti-corruption policy.

A picture showing Brazilians rallying against far-right populist presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro in Sao Paulo on Oct. 20.

(NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Kudlow: Market Worried Democrats Will Overturn Trump Growth Policies

By F McGuire – Re-Blogged From Newsmax

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says that Wall Street is plunging because of fear Democrats will win midterms and end President Donald Trump’s “pro-growth policies.”

Kudlow, speaking to reporters outside the White House on Tuesday, blamed the market decline on mid-term elections, CNBC.com reported.

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Voters in Mid-Term Elections Report Watching Their Ballots Mysteriously Switch to Other Candidate

By Matt Agorist – Re-Blogged From Freedom Outpost

Savannah, GA — A rather shocking, but not surprising report this week out of Georgia reveals the unsettling state of America’s election and voting system. Voters in Georgia are now reporting that after they confirm their votes, they watch on the screen as their ballots mysteriously switch to the opposite candidate.

Later this month, a federal judge will hear the case against the Georgia government for their utter failure at maintaining sound election processes and their lack of maintaining a paper ballot record as well.

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An 11-Year-Old Hacked and Changed Election Results in Less than 10 Minutes

By Madison Dibble – Re-Blogged From IJR

As concerns about the security of the United States’ elections continue to rise, Florida just underwent a disheartening test of their electronic voting.

During a hacking convention, DEFCON 26, an 11-year-old was able to hack into Florida’s voting system and change the results of the election.

DEFCON

Voting Village DC/Twitter

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