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STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: ALABAMA SENATORIAL ELECTION

Today, January 3, 2018, newly elected United States Senator, Doug Jones is scheduled to be confirmed into the United States Senate. You will recall that Doug Jones, a Democrat beat Roy Moore, a Republican, in the December 12, 017, special Alabama senatorial election, held to replace the senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions after Sessions was chosen and confirmed as United States Attorney General. This was the first time in twenty-five years that the people of Alabama had elected a Democrat to represent them in the United States Senate.

All eyes throughout the United States were on the special Alabama senatorial election. The Republican majority was a slim one, 52 – 48. Plus, this majority contained four RINOs, who could not be counted on to vote on republican sponsored legislation. These four RINOs include John McCain, Susan Collins, Jeff Flake, and Bob Corker. It was Senator McCain’s last-minute vote no that doomed the repeal/replace of Obamacare. Should Alabama elect a Democrat in the Alabama senatorial election, the Republican majority in the Senate would be cut in half.

Though the primaries and run-off, top candidates included current appointed Senator Luther Strange, Representative Mo Brooks, and former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice, Roy Moore, with Judge Moore coming out on top. Thus, the general election would be between Judge Moore and Democrat nominee Doug Jones.

While he claims to be a conservative with Alabama values, Jones is anything but. His stands on the issues are parallel with the stands of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. While Roy Moore can be described as eccentric when it comes to his Christian faith and his politics, and many Republicans don’t care for him and his attention-getting ways, Judge Moore was sure to be elected in the special Alabama senatorial election with no difficulty. Needless to say, most every Democrat hated Judge Moore. I even had a friend who would shake with hatred at the mention of his name.

Just like clockwork, on November 9, the Washington Post ran a story where a woman claimed that Judge Moore initiated a sexual encounter with her when she was fourteen years old and he was thirty-two. Subsequently other women came forward with stories depicting improper sexual advances made by Judge Moore against them. The nature of Judge Moore’s alleged actions ranged from simply asking several teenage girls out on dates when he was in his thirties to the woman who claimed that she was forced to inappropriately touch Judge Moore and he inappropriately touched her when she was fourteen. While Moore denied these accusations, he was unable to prove them false. Even though there were questions as to whether or not these women were telling the truth, with one woman actually admitted she was paid to lie, questions were put in the mind of many Alabama voters. Thus, many Republican votes that, under normal circumstances, could be taken for granted, weren’t there for the December 12 special Alabama senatorial election.

Judge Roy Moore lost the election by a mere 22,000 votes. Many otherwise Republican voters cast their votes for Doug Jones, probably ignorant of his stands on the issues, didn’t bother to vote, or wrote in a different candidate. In fact, the number of write-in votes, was just about equal to the vote differential.

When the allegations against Roy Moore surfaced, Democrats began salivating, and worked to get out the vote for Doug Jones.

With a state that overwhelming voted for Donald Trump in November 2016, some found it hard to believe that Alabama could elect a Democrat to the United States Senate. As soon as the election results were in, the Democrats cranked up their spin/lie machine declaring that the election was a referendum on President Donald Trump and the results proved that Donald Trump was losing what little popularity he had with the American electorate. The Democrats also claimed that Alabama, a once solid red state was now starting to turn blue. Of course, none of the above is true. In no way is Alabama turning blue nor is Alabama turning against President Donald Trump. Democrats lie, we all know that.

With such a slim vote differential, could there have been some fraud? I think that’s a given. Democrats in Alabama have been known to bus voters living in Democrat districts to the polls after giving them envelopes containing cash. Democrats claim there was no voter fraud in the special Alabama senatorial election. We all know, though, had Roy Moore won by 22,000 votes, the Democrats would have been screaming “voter fraud” to the tops of their lungs.

The analysis by top Alabama Republican officials indicated that many voters, especially women voters, in the upscale suburbs of Alabama’s larger metropolitan areas, either stayed at home, voted for Doug Jones, or wrote in someone. Thousands of women just couldn’t bring themselves to vote for accused Roy Moore, even though the accusations could not be proven.

After this turn of events and listening to the Democrat lies, I did an analysis of my own, looking at vote totals for the Senate election and vote totals for the 2016 presidential election.

Election Results by County

The counties who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 include Bullock, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Montgomery, Russell, Sumter, and Wilcox.

It is interesting to note that in Jefferson County, the most populous county in Alabama, the county of the city of Birmingham, and the county of the toney suburbs of Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills, Hoover, and Homewood, 130, 614 votes were cast for Donald Trump in November 2016, while just 66,309 votes were cast for Roy Moore in the special Alabama senatorial election. That’s a difference of 64, 305. Many people who would have most likely voted for Roy Moore if there had been no allocations, failed to cast their votes for him.

Something else interesting about Jefferson County is the 149,522 votes cast for Doug Jones when 151,583 votes were cast for Hillary Clinton in Jefferson County. Remember, this was a special election, and in special elections, you can almost always see a decline in the number of voters participating. Sure, many of the votes in Jefferson County for Trump in 2016 were cast for Jones on 12/12/2017. But this just looks a little odd to me. Furthermore, the number of votes cast in the special Alabama senatorial election is 76% of the number of votes cast in the 2016 presidential election. With the exceptions of Marengo, Russell, and Sumter, the counties voting for Clinton in 2016 had percentages greater than 70 when comparing the number of votes cast in the senate election to the number of votes cast in the presidential election. For counties where Trump had the most votes in the presidential election, the percentages ranged from mid-fifties to mid-sixties.

Other counties which looked interesting include Baldwin County, home to the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast beaches and many wealthy individuals. In Baldwin County, Clinton got 18,409 votes in 2016 while Jones got 22,131 votes in the Alabama senatorial election. In the county where I was born and raised, Cullman County, Jones got more votes in the senate election than Clinton did in the presidential election: 3730 to 4156. I don’t know if any Democrat has ever thought of Cullman County as ripe for voter fraud, but it is.

It’s also interesting to examine the two major college counties in the state, Tuscaloosa, home to the University of Alabama and Lee, home to Auburn University. Lee went for Trump in the presidential election, but most of the votes were cast for Jones in the senate election. Lee County is a traditional conservative stronghold with Auburn University being one of the most conservative major higher learning institutions in the United States. Trump received 34,321 votes while Moore received just 14, 017 votes. This seems “major strange” to me. While Clinton did receive more votes than Jones in the elections in Tuscaloosa county, 47, 701 cast votes for Clinton in the presidential while only 22,064 cast votes for Roy Moore.

Was the special Alabama senatorial election replete with fraud.? I don’t know. Was there some element of fraud in the election? I’d take that bet because there’s some degree of fraud in every election. When I suggested that there might be some fraud involved on a social media thread, I was quickly told that I didn’t know what I was talking about. There’s no fraud. Like I said above, if Judge Moore had won, this person would be alleging fraud until the cows come home.

While some of the numbers I’ve put together are indeed interesting, I believe that the state GOP party bosses were indeed correct. Women from many upscale suburbs in populous metropolitan areas either voted for Doug Jones, stated at home, or wrote someone’s name in. Furthermore, I’m going to go out on a “sexist” limb and say that many of these women have no clue when it comes to issues, and no clue about majorities in legislative bodies. They vote Republican because their husbands tell them to or they grew up in Republican families and always voted Republican.

I know that’s a bit harsh and I’ve already been told that’s sexist. But I consider my political acumen a 7.5 on a scale of 1 to 10. Most people out there wouldn’t even measure up to a five, even people who belong to political organizations. When voters, particularly women voters, heard about the accusations made against Roy Moore, they flatly refused to vote for him.

One thing is for sure, and many media outlets, including some conservative talking heads are getting it wrong. Alabama values haven’t changed. Alabama is not transitioning from a Republican state to a Democrat state, and the people of Alabama are not disillusioned with President Trump. The Alabama Senate seat went to a Democrat because the Republican candidate is alleged to have committed sexual improprieties on numerous occasions.

Doug Jones, who has claimed that he may vote with Republicans some of the time (I won’t believe it until I see it), will be up for re-election in 2020. I believe it’s safe to say that he won’t get re-elected.

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ALL EYES ON ALABAMA

No matter what part of the country you’re from, you probably know about the Senate election in Alabama, taking place on Tuesday, December 12, to replace former Senator, now Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. The election is between Republican, Roy Moore and Democrat, Doug Jones.

Just after the primary and run-off were complete, accusations of sexual misconduct were leveled against Judge Moore by numerous women, none of which have been proven.

I’ll be as glad as anyone when this election is over. And I still have a question to ask. If these women felt that Roy Moore was unfit to become a U.S. Senator, why didn’t they speak up during the primaries? If all this had come up during the primary, I don’t believe Judge Moore would have won the nomination. Also, some of these women are claiming they fear for their lives. I don’t believe this would have happened had all this come out in the primaries. The nomination would have gone to Luther Strange or Mo Brooks. Either one of the candidates would have beaten Democrat Doug Jones easily. But waiting until Moore had already captured the nomination speaks of a plan to get a Democrat elected to further narrow the Republican majority in the Senate.

Some try to say that these women were too embarrassed to come out earlier even though Judge Moore has run for numerous elected positions and has been a public figure in Alabama for almost two decades. Did these women suddenly feel invigorated once Judge Moore won the Republican nomination? Could they not have come out just a couple of months earlier if they were so concerned about him getting elected? One of the women making the accusations trotted out Gloria Allred as her attorney. Gloria Allred is nothing but a celebrity ambulance chaser. I call her a “lawyer for losers.”

It’s only been in the last twenty years or so that the Democrat party has moved so far to the left and begun to resort to lies, bigotry, hate, intolerance. Doug Jones has ads out there which claim that he is pro-military, pro-business, pro-gun ownership. In the past, there have been Democrats that were all of these things. But now, with few exceptions, they’re all borderline socialists/communists. Also, Democrats used to cross the aisle and work with Republicans on many issues. It was Tip O’Neil who worked with President Reagan to get tax cuts passed in the eighties.

Perhaps, if the Democrat party was more like the party it was in the mid to late twentieth century, having one elected Senator from Alabama wouldn’t scare so many of us. Also, if the Democrats were willing to discuss issues instead of hurling unfounded accusations at whom they don’t agree, folks might not be scared to vote for and elect one. Maybe if they had accepted the result of President Trump’s election and had worked with him on issues such as health care and tax reform, we might not be scared to elect a Democrat to office. Furthermore, if they were willing to discuss climate change and address the many scientists who have indicated that it doesn’t exist or that it’s not man made, instead of declaring that anyone who doesn’t accept man made climate change is a moron and deserves to be punished, electing a Democrat might not scare us to the extent that it does. oss the aisle and work with Republicans on many issues. It was Tip O’Neil who worked with President Reagan to get tax cuts passed in the eightiesPerhaps, if the Democrat party was more like the party it was in the mid to late twentieth century, having one elected Senator from Alabama wouldn’t scare so many of us. Also, if the Democrats were willing to discuss issues instead of hurling unfounded accusations at whom they don’t agree, folks might not be scared to vote for and elect one. Maybe even if they had accepted the results of President Trump’s election and had worked with him on issues such as healthcare and tax reform, we might not be scared to elect one to office. Maybe if they were willing to discuss climate change and address the many scientists who have indicated that it doesn’t exist or that it’s not man made, instead of declaring that anyone who doesn’t accept man made climate change is a moron and deserves punishment, electing a Democrat might not scare us to the extent that it does.

oss the aisle and work with Republicans on many issues. It was Tip O’Neil who worked with President Reagan to get tax cuts passed in the eighties.

Perhaps, if the Democrat party was more like the party it was in the mid to late twentieth century, having one elected Senator from Alabama wouldn’t scare so many of us. Also, if the Democrats were willing to discuss issues instead of hurling unfounded accusations at whom they don’t agree, folks might not be scared to vote for and elect one. Maybe even if they had accepted the results of President Trump’s election and had worked with him on issues such as healthcare and tax reform, we might not be scared to elect one to office. Maybe if they were willing to discuss climate change and address the many scientists who have indicated that it doesn’t exist or that it’s not man made, instead of declaring that anyone who doesn’t accept man made climate change is a moron and deserves punishment, electing a Democrat might not scare us to the extent that it does.

So, dems, what do you think? In your possible zeal to destroy the Trump presidency, you may have ruined some lives in the process. But wait, Democrats don’t care if they ruin people’s lives.

No matter who is elected, conservatives in Alabama will take a beating. If Roy Moore wins, we will be the recipients of exponential hate from liberals across the nation, not to mention the liberals who reside in Alabama. I’ve always said that liberals here in the south are particularly filled with unfathomable hate because they are in the minority. Insults to the degree that we’ve never seen before will be hurled at us. It’s going to get rough, so fasten your seat belts.  I can just hear what Mika and Morning Joe (I’m embarrassed that he’s a University of Alabama graduate) will be saying, what Don Lemmon will be saying, what Rachel Maddow will be saying, what Chris Matthews will be saying, etc.

If Doug Jones wins, conservatives in Alabama will still be subject to hate and gloating from the leftists here in the state. We can handle it, because we’re used to it. However, the slim Republican majority in the Senate will get even slimmer, making it harder for President Trump to pass his “make America great again” agenda. As a result, the entire nation will suffer.

God has placed a heavy burden on the state of Alabama, a state that Democrat Senatorial candidate, Doug Jones, admits to being embarrassed to “be from.” Will the people of the state of Alabama come through and elect Republican, Roy Moore, so that President Trump will have a chance to make America great again? Or will the people of Alabama elect Doug Jones, liberal Democrat, and perhaps send the United States of America on a collision course to socialism/communism?

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THE ROY MOORE DELIMMA

Yesterday, November 9, 2017, the Washington Post ran a story where a woman claims that Alabama Senate candidate, Roy Moore, a Republican, initiated a sexual encounter with her when she was fourteen and he was thirty-two. The woman’s name is Leigh Corfman. Three other women interviewed by the Washington Post in recent weeks say that candidate Moore pursued them when they were between the ages of sixteen and eighteen, but none of these women say that Moore forced them into any sort of relationship or sexual contact.

The senatorial candidate has denied the allegations and alleges this is a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the left-leaning Washington Post.

As soon as I read this, I knew the candidate’s haters were going to come out of the woodwork. Even though Alabama is a Republican/conservative stronghold, liberals do live here and yes, they are liars, hypocrites, haters, and bigots in the same manner as Democrats throughout the nation.

Let’s assume first that Judge Moore did commit this heinous act. Everyone except a few “fringe” believe that the candidate should step down. Someone with this type of character and past does not belong in the United States Senate, or any public service capacity for that matter.

I’m a Christian which means I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who suffered and died, taking on my sins and the sins of the world, and was resurrected from the dead, and now sits at the right hand of God the Father, Almighty. According to one of my Bible Study teachers, it doesn’t mean that I don’t sin, but it means that I hopefully sin less.

As a committed conservative and yes, Republican, I’ve often thought about what I would do if faced with the choice of choosing to vote for a candidate who shared my political views, but who was severely lacking in character, or choosing one who was diametrically opposite to me regarding current political issues. Judge Moore’s opponent, Doug Jones, is a liberal Democrat who aligns with the DNC on all issues, including abortion and believes that a woman has the right to kill her unborn baby right up until the time of birth. Once the baby has traveled through the birth canal, he’s an advocate for that baby’s life, but not before.  His values are not my values, and I believe having him in the Senate could jeopardize the Trump presidency and subvert the path we’re currently on for making America great again.

The election of Doug Jones will narrow the Republican Senate majority. Then Senate has already killed the repeal and replace of Obamacare and threatens to kill much needed tax reform. These huge pieces of legislation have direct effects on every man, woman, and child in this country. Without these reforms many, many Americans will be damaged extensively. Having Doug Jones in the Senate spell disaster for the American people.

I don’t’ know. I can’t possibly solve this issue myself. At times like this, I need the Bible, I need Jesus, I need direction that can only come from God. “Seek ye first the Kingdom of heaven.” God is in control, and God will give you direction if you sincerely ask for that direction and have it in your heart to follow his direction. I need God and so do you.

Having said the above with all sincerity, I’m now flipping to the facts. Judge Roy Moore has been accused of having inappropriate behavior with a fourteen-year-old girl in 1979. He denies the allegations. It’s the Judge’s word against that of the Washington Post and the alleged victim. Will we know the truth before election day, December 12? Probably not, since there’s so little time left.

In the United States of American you are innocent until proven guilty, unless you are a conservative and one who disagrees with the ideology of liberalism. If the left thinks you’re guilty, you’re guilty. Even if the left thinks you’re not guilty, but wants you to be guilty, you are still guilty.

The left has rushed to judgement many times, and has been wrong most of those times. Treyvon Martin, “hands up, don’t shoot,” Michael Brown, the Duke Lacrosse team members, the Cambridge police, Freddie Gray, Richard Jewel, etc. all serve as examples of the left being wrong. In their rush to judgement, the left has ruined the lives of many. If the allegations against Judge Moore and true, then he deserves to live the rest of his life out as a miserable old man who hopefully will  repent and get his heart in the right place. If the allegations are not true, he deserves a shot at becoming a Senator from Alabama and continuing his career of public service.

The Democrats, though, are going to do their best to disparage Judge Roy Moore and ruin his life, even if he is exonerated. Do the Democrats care if they ruin someone’s life, even if ruining a life is unjustified? Of course not. They’re all about hate and the ruining of lives, especially those who do not toe their leftist line.

In addition to the accusation against Judge Moore, not, at present provable, the timing of the Washington Post article is questionable. Roy Moore has been in the public light many times before his current run for the Senate. Why have these allegations not come out sooner? Ms. Corfman claims that she was scared to come out with her story until now? Until now, just before a very big Senate race that could play a large role in shaping the future of the United States?  Until now, when this country is more ideologically divided than ever, and a sitting president is the target of more hate and vitriol than any of us have ever witnessed in our lifetimes, she decides to tell her story?

In addition to Ms. Corfman, two other women have stated that candidate Moore pursued them romantically when they were teenagers and Moore was thirty. These women, unlike Ms. Corfman indicated that no inappropriate touching was involved when they were on dates with the Judge. One of these women is Debbie Wesson Gibson who says she was seventeen when Moore romantically pursued her. Ms. Gibson is a Democrat and a supporter of Doug Jones. Her picture with former Vice President Joe Biden is currently making the social media rounds. This picture was taken a few weeks ago when the Vice President was in Birmingham stumping for Democrat candidate, Doug Jones. Now, allegations, a month before the election, are being circulated about Roy Moore. How did this come together, all wrapped up in a neat little package?

The story here is that Democrats are liars who have no remorse about lying to get what they want. If those lies are determined to be lies in the weeks and months ahead, who cares, as long as their desired results are achieved. Do they care if their prize was predicated on lies? Of course not, Democrats have no sense of decency. Do they care if their lies ruin the lives of others? They don’t.

Are we still living in the “land of the free and the home of the brave?”

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