November 20 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Walmart locations in Chatham, Austin reopen after being damaged in Chicago civil unrest earlier this year – Diane Pathieu
https://abc7chicago.com/business/chicago-walmarts-reopen-after-civil-unrest-damage/8117905/

CBS2
— Jim Oberweis Calls For ‘Discovery Recount’ Of 14th Congressional District Votes
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/19/jim-oberweis-calls-for-discovery-recount-of-14th-congressional-district-votes-after-projection-that-he-has-lost-to-rep-lauren-underwood/

WGN RADIO
— Rep. Durkin on Speaker Madigan: ‘Never count him out…but he can’t be trusted’
https://wgnradio.com/chicagos-afternoon-news/rep-durkin-on-speaker-madigan-never-count-him-out-but-he-cant-be-trusted/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ‘Breathtakingly close’ battle for DuPage County auditor race has White winning by just 75 votes – RAFAEL GUERRERO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-county-election-auditor-st-1120-20201120-zltxff7trvhdxfgbmncxyiurwi-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But Grogan says he’s undecided as to whether he’ll seek a recount of the ballots cast in the Nov. 3 election. He must wait until after the numbers are certified Tuesday, Nov. 24, before he can make the request. According to the most recent count, Downers Grove Democrat White had 233,121 votes, or 50.01% of the vote, to Grogan’s 233,046. Grogan, a Republican, is seeking his fourth term. County election judges processed and tabulated an additional 3,292 mail and provisional ballots Tuesday, DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek said in a news release. DuPage County voter turnout was at 75%, with more than 491,000 votes tabulated — 118,000-plus cast on Election Day, 190,000-plus cast at early voting places and nearly 180,000 sent in by mail, she said. Grogan said Thursday he is considering a possible discovery recount, which would look at up to 25% of precincts to determine if there are any irregularities. “I haven’t finalized it yet but honestly, anything dealing with big numbers — whether it’s processing checks here (at the auditor’s office) or counting votes — there’s always an error rate,” he said. . .Gains made by Democrats in DuPage reflect a “political transition” in the historically Republican county, possibly the result of changing demographics or this year a Trump backlash, White said. “(The county auditor race) is not an outlier. It’s part of a pattern that was repeated throughout DuPage County,” he said.)
— Chicago-built Explorer SUV drags down Ford on annual Consumer Reports reliability survey – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-ford-explorer-consumer-reports-unreliable-20201119-mqnzymft2vc4nhjrhb5uelfehe-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Student Excellence Foundation creates new fund for students and families in crisis – Melissa Stehlik (DIERSEN: As Democrats move in, poverty and crime increase. Soon, under the Democrats, everyone will be handing out charity and/or receiving charity.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20201112/student-excellence-foundation-creates-new-fund-for-students-and-families-in-crisis
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The new Essential Needs Fund for Students and Families in Crisis established by the Student Excellence Foundation will help provide multiple resources for students and their families. Historically in Wheaton-Warrenville Unit District 200, 27% of students come from low-income households, and 3,310 students receive a free or reduced lunch every school day. Now with the additional challenges of COVID-19 such as remote learning and employment insecurity, more students and their families are struggling.)

NORTHWEST HERALD
— McHenry County clerk resolves 3,400 vote discrepancy between voter turnout number, total ballots cast Difference was due to mail-in ballots that were processed but not yet counted – KELLI DUNCAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/11/19/mchenry-county-clerk-resolves-3-400-vote-discrepancy-between-voter-turnout-number-total-ballots-cast/ajcjxo3/

QUAD CITY TIMES
— GAO: Millions of full-time US workers get government aid – AP (DIERSEN: My father often worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills. He often lamented not having a college degree. That helped motivate me to earn a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/report-millions-of-full-time-us-workers-get-government-aid/article_ab8b2a75-dc88-5617-b51b-aeb81709fad7.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Millions of Americans who are working full-time jobs still rely on federal health care and food assistance programs because of low wages, a bipartisan congressional watchdog says. A report from the Government Accountability Office found that about 70% of adult workers participating in Medicaid, which provides health care to low-income Americans, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, are working full time. The report was requested by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, who said its findings show an urgent need to raise the federal minimum wage. “At a time when huge corporations like Walmart and McDonald’s are making billions in profits and giving their CEOs tens of millions of dollars a year, they’re relying on corporate welfare from the federal government by paying their workers starvation wages.,” Sanders said in a statement. “This is morally obscene.” He said it was long past time to increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15.)

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— The Daily Northwestern’s Fall Quarter 2020 Diversity Report (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, everyone is under ever-increasing pressure to get rid of those who are White, male, older, heterosexual, citizens of the United States, non-poor, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Who takes the lead in getting rid of the aforesaid in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, and in your county?)
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2020/11/19/opinion/the-daily-northwesterns-fall-quarter-2020-diversity-report/

PROPUBLICA ILLINOIS
— Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories. During the day, immigrant teenagers attend high school. At night, they work in factories to pay debts to smugglers and send money to family. The authorities aren’t surprised by child labor. They’re also not doing much about it. – Melissa Sanchez (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs promote illegal immigration.)
https://www.propublica.org/article/inside-the-lives-of-immigrant-teens-working-dangerous-night-shifts-in-suburban-factories

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— MADIGAN OPPOSITION HITS CRITICAL MASS AS HIS CONFIDANT, 3 OTHERS CHARGED IN COMED BRIBERY SCANDAL – Ben Szalinski
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/madigan-opposition-hits-critical-mass-as-his-confidant-3-others-charged-in-comed-bribery-scandal/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WISCONSIN RECOUNT STARTS TODAY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/wisconsin-recount-starts-today-.html
— ILLINOIS BUSINESS, HEALTH GROUPS MOUNT CAMPAIGN TO KEEP PEOPLE HOME ON THANKSGIVING
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/illinois-business-health-groups-mount-campaign-to-keep-people-home-on-thanksgiving.html
— THORNER: PATRIOTS MUST STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/thorner-patriots-must-stand-with-president-trump.html
— GARY, INDIANA: A SANCTUARY CITY NO MORE (DIERSEN: I worked in Gary for 2 weeks in 1970. Firestone Stores Chicago District Office hired me in 1970. I asked to be assigned to the Chicago Heights store. My Chicago Heights Firestone Store manager disapproved of my following demographics: Republican, draft avoider, German American, and Missouri Synod Lutheran. He refused to let me start until I passed a probationary period working for the Firestone Store in Gary. After I had worked for him for 7 months, he rudely fired me when I gave him my 2-week notice that I had accepted a job offer from Oldsmobile.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/gary-indiana-a-sanctuary-city-no-more.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Rep. Eva-Dina Delgado becomes 18th House Democrat to say she won’t vote for Madigan’s reelection
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/20/democratic-rep-eva-dina-delgado-becomes-18th-house-democrat-to-say-she-wont-vote-for-madigans-reelection/
— Rep. Didech becomes 17th House Democrat to call for a new House Speaker (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who ended my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster service, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership, etc. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois.
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/20/rep-didech-becomes-17th-house-democrat-to-call-for-a-new-house-speaker/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump lawyers lay out voter fraud cases in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin –
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/19/trumps-lawyers-challenge-results-pennsylvania-mich/
— Sen. Tammy Duckworth warns of troops in ‘body bags’ due to Trump’s reductions in Iraq, Afghanistan – Douglas Ernst
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/19/tammy-duckworth-warns-of-troops-in-body-bags-due-t/

FOX NEWS
— Rove warns Republicans in Georgia to match Democrats’ get-out-the-vote efforts in all-important Senate runoffs – Caleb Parke (DIERSEN: According to the DuPage County Election Division, 449, or 86% of the 522 registered voters in my precinct voted, the 7th highest percentage of the 130 precincts in DuPage County’s Milton Township. But my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will stress that only 157 (36%) voted for Trump, only 193 (43%) voted for Curran, only 186 (42%) voted for Ives, only 219 (51%) voted for Grant, only 330 (100%) voted for Berlin, only 229 (54%) voted for Kachiroubas, only 236 (55%) voted for Grogan, only 243 (57%) voted for Jorgensen, only 216 (51%) voted for Youngberg, only 229 (54%) voted for Elliott, only 228 (53%) voted for Whelan, only 227 (54%) voted for Felice, only 231 (55%) voted for Walsh, only 226 (54%) voted for O’Toole, and only 221 (52%) voted for McCluskey. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will hint/imply/argue/shout that the aforesaid candidates would have gotten many more votes if the Republican Precinct Committeeman had been a) someone who they manipulated/dominated; b) someone who was minority, female, younger, veteran, moderate, liberal, LGBTQer, drinker, gambler, stoner, dog owner, attractive/handsome, non-overweight, non-diabetic, non-married, non-Protestant, non-German American, non-Trump supporter, non-gun owner, non-draft avoider, non-retired federal employee, and/or if their ancestors had not been in America for a long time; c) someone who rejected the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform; and/or d) someone who was promoted by the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and/or Illinois Republican Party.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/senate-georgia-race-election-republicans-democrats-runoff-karl-rove
— Left’s local referendum wins spotlight causes of larger Dem losses Democrats blame down-ballot woes on the agendas of far-left candidates – Julia Musto (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have shouted at Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct who have lost races that me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails caused their losses. Previously, they blamed what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/socialists-local-referendum-wins-highlight-democrats-down-ballot-losses

GOPUSA
— Trump Attorneys Tell Public: We Can Prove Election Was Stolen
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98133
— Biden To ‘Racist’ Trump Voters: ‘Let’s Heal’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98072

BREITBART
— Mexican Ambassador: Let’s Restart Mass Migration into U.S. – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2020/11/19/mexican-ambassador-lets-restart-mass-migration-into-u-s/
— ‘Demographic Changes’ Helping Democrats Turn Georgia Blue – John Binder (DIERSEN: As Democrats invade political jurisdictions, it is increasingly difficult for Republicans to win in those jurisdictions. How much turnover has there been in your county, your county district, your township, your municipality, your municipal district, and your precinct during the last 5, 10, 15, 20, 25+ years, that is, how many hypocritical hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters have hypocritically moved there to hypocritically take advantage of the prosperity and safety that Republicans created there? I should write a book about such hypocritical hate-filled Republican-hating hypocritical newcomers in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/11/19/media-analysis-demographic-changes-helping-democrats-turn-georgia-blue/

BLAZE
— ‘You’re a bunch of Socialists’: Lindsey Graham torches far-left lawmakers calling on him to resign Liberals pounced on a claim made against the South Carolina senator, which he vehemently denies – Breck Dumas (DIERSEN: What can you say about your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform; b) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate; c) blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems; and/or d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/ready-youre-a-bunch-of-socialists-lindsey-graham-torches-far-left-lawmakers-calling-on-him-to-resign

ONE NEWS NOW
— Democrats to Big Tech titans: Censor our enemies more! – Steve Jordahl (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want Big Tech to censor me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS more.)
https://onenewsnow.com/science-tech/2020/11/19/dems-to-big-tech-titans-censor-our-enemies-more

THE HILL
— Tony Cárdenas casts himself as man to lead DCCC through fire – RAFAEL BERNAL (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my serving as a a) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012 and b) Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/526231-tony-cardenas-casts-himself-as-man-to-lead-dccc-through-fire
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Cárdenas, 57, is now running to lead the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), a high-risk position for anyone looking to climb the ranks of House leadership. He’s running against Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.), a front-line moderate who’s expected to win his 2020 race, although it hasn’t yet been officially called. Both men have chased higher caucus offices, only to be derailed by extraneous circumstances or electoral defeat.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s legal fight targets Black Americans.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/526810-trumps-legal-fight-targets-black-americans

REUTERS
— Pence goes down to Georgia as Republicans stir turnout in battleground Senate races – Jeff Mason (DIERSEN: According to the DuPage County Election Division, 449, or 86% of the 522 registered voters in my precinct voted, the 7th highest percentage of the 130 precincts in DuPage County’s Milton Township. But my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will stress that only 157 (36%) voted for Trump, only 193 (43%) voted for Curran, only 186 (42%) voted for Ives, only 219 (51%) voted for Grant, only 330 (100%) voted for Berlin, only 229 (54%) voted for Kachiroubas, only 236 (55%) voted for Grogan, only 243 (57%) voted for Jorgensen, only 216 (51%) voted for Youngberg, only 229 (54%) voted for Elliott, only 228 (53%) voted for Whelan, only 227 (54%) voted for Felice, only 231 (55%) voted for Walsh, only 226 (54%) voted for O’Toole, and only 221 (52%) voted for McCluskey. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will hint/imply/argue/shout that the aforesaid candidates would have gotten many more votes if the Republican Precinct Committeeman had been a) someone who they manipulated/dominated; b) someone who was minority, female, younger, veteran, moderate, liberal, LGBTQer, drinker, gambler, stoner, dog owner, attractive/handsome, non-overweight, non-diabetic, non-married, non-Protestant, non-German American, non-Trump supporter, non-gun owner, non-draft avoider, non-retired federal employee, and/or if their ancestors had not been in America for a long time; c) someone who rejected the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform; and/or d) someone who was promoted by the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and/or Illinois Republican Party.)
https://kfgo.com/2020/11/20/pence-goes-down-to-georgia-as-republicans-stir-turnout-in-battleground-senate-races/

NEW YORK TIMES
— A Timeline of the Certification Process That Trump Is Trying to Disrupt Despite Republican efforts to undermine the process, state officials say they fully expect to meet their upcoming deadlines. – Maggie Astor
https://www.nytimes.com/article/us-election-results-trump-biden.html
— FRONT PAGE: Trump Tax Write-Offs Are Ensnared in 2 New York Fraud Investigations. Inquiries into the president and his businesses, one criminal and one civil, are now looking at tax deductions taken on consulting fees. Some of the payments appear to have gone to Ivanka Trump. – Danny Hakim, Mike McIntire, William K. Rashbaum and Ben Protess (DIERSEN: During the 1970s, my Democrat IRS superiors hinted/implied that my travel vouchers and my education deductions were fraudulent.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/19/nyregion/trump-fraud-investigations-taxes.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters demonize, denigrate, and condemn Giuliani.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/rudy-giuliani-press-conference-trump-election/2020/11/19/9192f928-2a9d-11eb-92b7-6ef17b3fe3b4_story.html
— In Georgia, get-out-the-vote operations that helped Biden win haven’t stopped – Vanessa Williams and Reis Thebault (DIERSEN: According to the DuPage County Election Division, 449, or 86% of the 522 registered voters in my precinct voted, the 7th highest percentage of the 130 precincts in DuPage County’s Milton Township. But my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will stress that only 157 (36%) voted for Trump, only 193 (43%) voted for Curran, only 186 (42%) voted for Ives, only 219 (51%) voted for Grant, only 330 (100%) voted for Berlin, only 229 (54%) voted for Kachiroubas, only 236 (55%) voted for Grogan, only 243 (57%) voted for Jorgensen, only 216 (51%) voted for Youngberg, only 229 (54%) voted for Elliott, only 228 (53%) voted for Whelan, only 227 (54%) voted for Felice, only 231 (55%) voted for Walsh, only 226 (54%) voted for O’Toole, and only 221 (52%) voted for McCluskey. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will hint/imply/argue/shout that the aforesaid candidates would have gotten many more votes if the Republican Precinct Committeeman had been a) someone who they manipulated/dominated; b) someone who was minority, female, younger, veteran, moderate, liberal, LGBTQer, drinker, gambler, stoner, dog owner, attractive/handsome, non-overweight, non-diabetic, non-married, non-Protestant, non-German American, non-Trump supporter, non-gun owner, non-draft avoider, non-retired federal employee, and/or if their ancestors had not been in America for a long time; c) someone who rejected the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform; and/or d) someone who was promoted by the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and/or Illinois Republican Party.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/in-georgia-get-out-the-vote-operations-that-helped-biden-win-havent-stopped/2020/11/19/7c10ceac-2851-11eb-8fa2-06e7cbb145c0_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s ugly pattern of attacking urban areas spotlights failure to act like president for all Americans.” Ever-increasingly, Democrats attack individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/11/20/daily-202-trumps-ugly-pattern-attacking-urban-areas-spotlights-failure-act-like-president-all-americans/

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want illegals to vote because illegals vote for Democrats.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/11/19/fact-check-claim-voting-noncitizens-2020-election-unverified/6237115002/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ activists count on Biden to give them even more power to destroy individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ. How successful have LGBTQ activists been in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, and in your county in destroying individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that do not promote LGBTQ where you live? I should write a book about how successful LGBTQ activists have had in destroying my precinct, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, and DuPage County.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/11/20/under-biden-lgbtq-rights-more-americans-could-norm/6334516002/
— Poll: Americans take pessimistic view of national divisions, prospects for healing – Matthew Brown (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs are extremely divisive. They divide a) minorities against Whites, b) women against men, c) younger people against older people, d) those who have less money against those who have more money, e) non-Christians against Christians, f) non-Protestants against Protestants, g) non-German Americans against German Americans, h) non-Italian Americans against Italian Americans, i) veterans against non-veterans, j) moderates and liberals against conservatives, k) LGBTQers against heterosexuals, l) non-married people against married people, m) Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs against Republicans, n) non-patriotic people against patriotic people, o) citizens of foreign countries against citizens of America, p) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, q) non-gun owners against gun owners, r) drinkers against non-drinkers, s) gamblers against non-gamblers, t) pot users against non-pot users, u) etc. against etc.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/19/monmouth-poll-americans-pessimistic-national-divisions/3777071001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Legal Team Claims Broad Conspiracy to Manipulate Election President-elect Joe Biden dismisses unsupported claims by Rudy Giuliani and others as ‘outrageous’ – Deanna Paul and Rebecca Davis O’Brien
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-lawyers-promise-to-step-up-fight-to-overturn-election-results-11605828073
— The Polls Are Dead, Long Live Politics There’s ample evidence they aren’t accurate, yet politicians rely on issue polling for policy making. – Joseph C. Sternberg (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, pollsters say that Americans want government to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-polls-are-dead-long-live-politics-11605809242

BLOOMBERG
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ocasio-Cortez Rallies Progressives to Push Biden for Bold Action – Josyana Joshua
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-19/ocasio-cortez-rallies-progressives-to-push-biden-for-bold-action
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Amend the Constitution to prevent another Trump.”
https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/ap_news/commentary-amend-the-constitution-to-prevent-another-trump/article_721eb306-5328-5b21-ae44-e39527c1504d.html

PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “To the end, Trump’s presidency is all about him.”
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2020/11/19/Jonah-Goldberg-To-the-end-Trump-s-presidency-is-all-about-him/stories/202011190023

HERALD BULLETIN
— Election was a referendum on Trump – Jim Bailey (DIERSEN: What percent of those who voted for Democrats did so to punish Trump?)
https://www.heraldbulletin.com/opinion/columns/jim-bailey-column-election-was-a-referendum-on-trump/article_58bd8134-281f-11eb-8578-a70bb11a850c.html

November 6 Evening Edition

ABC7
— IL again breaks COVID-19 daily record with 10,376 new cases, 49 deaths Illinois breaks daily COVID-19 case record for 2nd day in a row – Mark Rivera
https://abc7chicago.com/health/watch-live-gov-jb-pritzker-holds-covid-19-briefing-/7706798/
— Election officials in swing states worried by threats and protesters – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/election-officials-worried-by-threats-and-protesters/7707136/
— What’s a ‘cured ballot’ in the 2020 presidential election? – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/what-to-know-about-cured-ballots/7712410/

NBC5
— Record-High Daily Case Count, State Considers More Restrictions
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-coronavirus-updates-record-high-daily-case-count-state-considers-more-restrictions/2365212/

CBS2
— President Trump Keeps Up Fight Over Election While Biden Prepares Transition Team — What Happens Next? Local Experts Weigh In – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/06/election-2020-president-trump-biden-ballot-battle-experts/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Oh, say can you see that big blue wave? – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-blue-wave-kass-20201106-acpcnbr73jbofdf3icwmliebiu-story.html
— Trump vs. Biden: Inside Chicago’s lone ward that voted to keep the Republican president: ‘I don’t talk about it, you know?’ – ALICE YIN and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-presidential-election-chicago-ward-trump-vote-20201107-m2y5nabl3bcixa3zxaungk3kqu-htmlstory.html
— Duckworth, Quigley now leaning on Madigan | Pritzker in self-isolation after COVID-19 exposure | Will we have a winner soon? | Near record voter turnout and partisan divide – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-duckworth-quigley-madigan-voter-turnout-spin-20201106-mansuuko2zeifdqbv6je47rcoi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/11/6/21552823/president-donald-trump-have-you-no-shame-joseph-mccarthy-joe-biden-election
— Illinois Dems lost big because of Mike Madigan, and it could get worse if he remains in power  The anti-Madigan message came through in the fight against the graduated income tax, the ouster of a Supreme Court justice and the loss of Illinois House seats. – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/11/6/21553538/mike-madigan-j-b-pritzker-graduated-income-tax-loss-2020-election-rich-miller
— Slim chances for Trump to get Supreme Court to intervene in election Over the last two days, Trump has leaned in to the idea that the high court should get involved in the election as it did in 2000. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/11/4/21549051/presidential-race-trump-biden-results-states-michigan-pennsylvania-wisconsin-recount
— A broken record: State shatters COVID-19 daily high again with 10,376 new cases Asked Friday if additional mitigation efforts were on the way, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said, “It’s the last thing I want to do, but I’m ready to do it.” – Mitch Dudek and Sam Charles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/11/6/21553082/coronavirus-illinois-covid-19-daily-case-count-record-j-b-pritzker

DAILY HERALD
— Rickert concedes victory to Pierog in Kane County chairman race – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201106/rickert-concedes-victory-to-pierog-in-kane-county-chairman-race
— Questionable signatures, mail-in vs. in-person: More than 1,700 McHenry County voters had issues casting ballots – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201106/questionable-signatures-mail-in-vs-in-person-more-than-1700-mchenry-county-voters-had-issues-casting-ballots
— Underwood continues to close in on Oberweis in 14th Congressional race – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201106/underwood-continues-to-close-in-on-oberweis-in-14th-congressional-race

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Nearly 70,000 mail-in ballots have been received, not yet counted in Lake County – EMILY K. COLEMAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/11/06/nearly-70-000-mail-in-ballots-have-been-received-not-yet-counted-in-lake-county/ajhbzji/
— Illinois GOP touts victories in 2020 elections Democratic setbacks spark turmoil over party leadership – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/11/06/illinois-gop-touts-victories-in-2020-elections/a6k067/

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Cabello’s lead over Vella shrinks in 68th House District – Corina Curry
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20201106/cabellorsquos-lead-over-vella-shrinks-in-68th-house-district

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 628 COVID-19 cases Friday, 7 deaths – JOSHUA WELGE
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/11/07/dupage-county-reports-628-covid-19-cases-friday-7-deaths/alaa34g/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Duckworth & Durbin v. Madigan: WHEN YOU STRIKE AT A KING – Shia Kapos (DIERSEN: Did you ever strike at a king, for example, have you ever ran against the chairman of an organization that you are/were a member of? I have not. I have been a member of the a) Illinois CPA Society and the Association of Government Accountants since 1979, Milton Township Republican Organization since 1999, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter since 2001, and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce since 2003. I was a member of the Illinois Center Right Coalition 2003-2007. One could argue that I struck at kings with the lawsuits that I filed during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/11/06/when-you-strike-at-a-king-mccombies-leadership-play-terrible-milestone-490831

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION

— Election Results (Updated Friday, November 6, 2020, 5:41 PM)

https://www.dupageresults.com/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McHenry County Clerk Says About 2,000 Votes Outstanding
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/06/mchenry-count-clerk-says-about-2000-votes-outstanding/
— Reader Offers to Build a Web Site for Anyone Willing to Run for McHenry Grade School Board
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/06/reader-offers-to-build-a-we-site-for-anyone-willing-to-run-for-mchenry-grade-school-board/
— Why Did Oberweis Do Better Against His Opponent Than Ives Did Against Hers?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/06/why-did-oberweis-do-better-against-his-opponent-than-ives-did-against-hers/
— IL-14: Simpler Reason Why Jim Oberweis on Threshold of Winning
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/06/oberweis110620/
— Tribune Quotes Man Who Helped Defeat Jeanne Ives as to GOP Election Day Successes in Illinois
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/06/tribune-quotes-man-who-helped-defeat-jeanne-ives-as-to-gop-election-day-successes-in-illinois/
— Crystal Lake Professor Nick Kachiroubas Makes Quotable Status
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/06/crystal-lake-professor-nick-kachiroubas-makes-quotable-status/
— IL-14 Overtime: Jim Oberweis Lead Down to 628 Votes Updated 9:06 PM CST 11/5/20
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/05/il14returns/
— Senator Representing McHenry County Now Top Republican Senator
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/05/senator-representing-mchenry-county-now-top-republican-senator/
— Northwest Herald Has Trouble Featuring Election Winners It Hasn’t Endorsed
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/05/northwest-herald-has-trouble-featuring-election-winners-it-hasnt-endorsed/
— Remember the Ridicule in the Comment Section about an Algonquin Immigrant Who Didn’t Want to Live in a Socialist Country Again?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/05/remember-the-ridicule-in-the-comment-section-about-an-algonquin-immigrant-who-didnt-want-to-live-in-a-socialist-country-again/
— Winnebago County Voters Seem to Have Rejected Changing to a County Executive Form of Government
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/04/winnebago-county-voters-seem-to-have-rejected-changing-to-a-county-executive-form-of-government/
— Elk Grove Township Voters Merge Road District with Township
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/04/elk-grove-township-voters-merge-road-district-with-township/
— Dave Chapman Running for Algonquin Township Supervisor as Independent
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/04/dave-chapman-running-for-algonquin-township-supervisor/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 700,000 AMERICANS RETURNED TO WORK IN OCTOBER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/700000-americans-returned-to-work-in-october-.html
— DEMOCRAT GUN CONTROL ACTIVIST ELECTED TO IL HOUSE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/democrat-gun-control-activist-elected-to-il-house.html
— THORNER: IS A FAIR COUNTING OF LEGAL VOTES TOO MUCH TO ASK?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/thorner-is-a-fair-counting-of-legal-votes-too-much-to-ask.html
— ILLINOIS’ COVID COSTS AMONG HIGHEST IN US
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/illinois-covid-costs-among-highest-in-us-.html
— TRUMP CAMPAIGN: THIS ELECTION IS NOT OVER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/trump-campaign-this-election-is-not-over-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— McCombie v. Durkin: The return of the circular firing squad
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/06/the-return-of-the-circular-firing-squad-3/
— Pritzker talks contact tracing
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/06/pritzker-talks-contact-tracing/
— IUOE 150 to Dems: Stop the blame game (DIERSEN: Who/what will get the most blame for Republican losses in your county? How much turnover has there been in your county during the last 5, 10, 15, 20, 25+ years, that is, how many hypocritical hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters have moved into your county to hypocritically take advantage of the prosperity and safety that Republicans created there? I should write a book about hypocritical hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters in Wheaton, Milton Township, and DuPage County.)
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/06/150-to-dems-stop-the-blame-game/
— COVID-19 Roundup: Motion to consolidate 11 cases; Liability concerns for basketball; DCEO grant clawback; Cook’s lack of contact tracing; CTU loses reopening battle
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/06/covid-19-roundup-motion-to-consolidate-11-cases-liability-concerns-for-basketball-dceo-grant-clawback-cooks-lack-of-contact-tracing-ctu-loses-reopening-battle/
— 10,376 new cases, 49 additional deaths, 4,090 hospitalized, 786 in the ICU, 9.6 percent case positivity rate, 11.1 percent test positivity rate, 75 of 102 counties at warning level
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/06/10376-new-cases-49-additional-deaths-4090-hospitalized-786-in-the-icu-96-perccent-case-positivity-rate-111-percent-test-positivity-rate-75-of-102-counties-at-warning-level/
— Complete smackdown: Foxfire restaurant TRO reversed by appellate court
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/06/complete-smackdown-foxfire-restaurant-tro-reversed-by-appellate-court/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump vows to continue legal battle – Katherine Doyle
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-vows-to-continue-legal-battle

GOPUSA
— Biden Campaign Threatens To ‘Escort Trump Out Of White House’ If He Refuses To Concede Election
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=97455

BLAZE
— Georgia secretary of state: There will be a recount, nearly 9,000 military ballots still outstanding ‘We will get it right, and we’ll defend the integrity of our election’ – Chris Field
https://www.theblaze.com/news/georgia-secretary-of-state-there-will-be-a-recount-nearly-9000-military-ballots-still-outstanding

PJ MEDIA
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ballot Initiatives on Legalizing Weed Pass in 5 States – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/11/05/ballot-initiatives-on-legalizing-weed-pass-in-5-states-n1126447

WASHINGTON POST
— Five myths about misinformation – Brendan Nyhan (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/five-myths/five-myths-about-misinformation/2020/11/06/b28f2e94-1ec2-11eb-90dd-abd0f7086a91_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump turns angry as possible defeat looms.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-mood-election/2020/11/05/57fabc34-1f9c-11eb-b532-05c751cd5dc2_story.html

FORBES
— Trump Allies Suggest Electoral College Could Overturn A Biden Win. Here’s Why That (Probably) Wouldn’t Work. – Joe Walsh
https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2020/11/05/trump-allies-suggest-electoral-college-could-overturn-a-biden-win-heres-why-that-probably-wouldnt-work/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Trump Voters Scorch Media Coverage; Biden Voters Like It
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/trump_voters_scorch_media_coverage_biden_voters_like_it

November 4 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago protest: Group marches through Loop calling on President Trump to concede 2020 election
https://abc7chicago.com/traffic/chicago-protest-calls-for-trump-to-concede-election/7652530/
— Trump sues in Pennsylvania, Michigan; asks for Wisconsin recount in 2020 presidential election results
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-sues-in-pennsylvania-michigan;-asks-for-wis-recount/7631661/
— 2020 Presidential Election Results: Live updates as Trump, Biden race to 270 electoral votes President Trump, former VP Biden wins hinge on key battleground states – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/2020-presidential-election-results-trump-biden-race-to-270/7483418/
— Protesters gather in cities across the US, no wide unrest seen – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/protesters-gather-in-cities-across-the-us-no-wide-unrest-seen/7636679/
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 7,538 coronavirus cases along with 55 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-7538-new-covid-19-cases-55-deaths/7644362/
— Rep. Lauren Underwood, Jim Oberweis locked in neck-and-neck race in 14th District Oberweis leads Underwood by fewer than 1K votes – Karen Jordan and Diane Pathieu
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/underwood-oberweis-locked-in-neck-and-neck-race-/7621261/

NBC5
— Biden Takes Mich., Wisc.; Trump Vows Legal Fight Biden holds a 237 to 213 Electoral College advantage over Trump with nine states yet to be called. It takes 270 electoral votes to win
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/decision-2020-live-updates/2363163/
— Chicago Officials Prepared for Planned Protests Wednesday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/live-blog-chicago-officials-prepared-for-planned-protests-wednesday/2364361/
— 14th District Race Between Rep. Lauren Underwood and Jim Oberweis Remains Tight
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/14th-district-race-between-rep-lauren-underwood-and-jim-oberweis-remains-tight/2364223/
— Lightfoot ‘Heartened’ as City Remains Calm, But Urges Residents to Remain Diligent
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/lightfoot-heartened-as-city-remains-calm-but-urges-residents-to-remain-diligent/2364135/
— Younger Voters Leading Charge in Chicago’s Record-Breaking Turnout So Far, Election Officials Say
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/younger-voters-leading-charge-in-chicagos-record-breaking-numbers-so-far/2363460/

CBS2
— GOP Candidate Jim Oberweis Declares Victory, But Democrat Lauren Underwood Does Not Concede In Tight 14th Congressional District Race
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/04/gop-candidate-jim-oberweis-in-tight-race-with-democrat-lauren-underwood-in-14th-congressional-district/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Balance of power: GOP to maintain U.S. Senate majority as Democrats cling to U.S. House control – Catherine Park and Chris Williams
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/balance-of-power-gop-to-maintain-senate-majority-as-democrats-cling-to-house-control

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Peaceful crowd marches through Loop to demand every vote be counted; data shows income tax amendment voted down across state
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-live-illinois-election-results-2020-20201104-nu4kddnqkrfcrozqvewujfcu5i-story.html
— Republican Jim Oberweis claims victory, but Rep. Lauren Underwood says ‘thousands’ of votes remain uncounted in close 14th District race – PATRICK M. O’CONNELL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-oberweis-underwood-illinois-congressional-district-14-day-after-20201104-lrhi2qh72nguvjbm5nri3dbpxq-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 7,538 new known COVID-19 cases and 55 additional deaths reported Wednesday; no Chicago travel quarantine order update this week
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20201104-3frlli2obfh47oceruxmotwidy-story.html
— Pritzker loses ‘fair tax’ ballot fight | Will election be a referendum on House Speaker Michael Madigan? | All eyes on battleground states in Trump vs. Biden – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pritzker-defeat-fair-tax-kim-foxx-wins-oberweis-underwood-spin-20201104-udyeu753pjfaxdr7ehjoeqfw7q-story.html
— Democrats look to have had big day in Kane County – STEVE LORD and MEGAN JONES
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-kane-election-st-1105-20201104-2cm43joom5hn5o5ndf3gcrccbe-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: Western Springs voters say no to marijuana businesses in their town – KIMBERLY FORNEK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/western-springs/ct-dws-no-marijuana-referendum-tl-1105-20201104-l7554pws5bgx5nsms345t4k754-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Weed a clear winner Tuesday as 6 suburbs vote to allow recreational sales, 5 states legalize pot in some form Voters in Elk Grove Village, Mount Prospect, Park Ridge, Wilmette, Batavia and Glen Ellyn all backed ballot measures paving the way for dispensaries to sell recreational pot. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/11/4/21549743/legal-recreational-marijuana-cannabis-elk-grove-mount-prospect-park-ridge-wilmette-arizona-jersey

DAILY HERALD
— ‘A very stressful situation’: Why election night results were delayed in DuPage, Lake counties – Lauren Rohr (DIERSEN: According to a report, the DuPage County Election Division is processing 24,000 vote-by-mail ballots (VBM) that came in Friday-Monday that the signatures were verified on and those will be posted soon. There are 2,547 provisional ballots and 23,000 VBM ballots that have not been returned yet.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/a-very-stressful-situation-why-election-night-results-were-delayed-in-dupage-lake-counties-
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The DuPage County clerk’s office had posted some early and vote-by-mail counts, but none from its 930 precincts, before a 45-minute glitch snarled the transfer of data from the tabulation system to the website, Chief Deputy County Clerk Adam Johnson said. Tallies weren’t updated again until well after 10 p.m., and vote totals from all precincts weren’t posted until 1 a.m. . .A slew of tight races in DuPage, paired with the national attention placed on vote-counting processes, resulted in a “very stressful situation,” made worse when the data export tool froze, Johnson said. Election judges continued tabulating votes while the technical problems were being addressed, he said. Election authorities anticipated processing a high volume of ballots, Johnson said, and aside from the glitch, everything went according to plan. Additional vote-by-mail ballots were being processed Wednesday, with more expected to roll in over the next two weeks, he said, and the clerk’s office communicated frequently with party leaders on both sides. But DuPage County Republican Party Chairman Jim Zay called the delay “unacceptable,” saying the state’s second-largest county should be better equipped to handle the election night rush. “We’ve had too many elections that we’ve had these issues,” he said. “It has to be fixed.” Johnson acknowledged the county’s systems are slow and outdated, adding to what is already a high-pressure situation for candidates, voters and election officials. “We’re being as transparent as possible,” he said. “We have a constant inflow of ballots … and we just had a lot of data to update over the course of the evening.”)
— Suburbs opt for Biden over Trump as transition from red to blue continues – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/suburbs-opt-for-biden-over-trump-as-transition-from-red-to-blue-continues
— Republican incumbent Wehrli ousted in House District 41 – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/republican-incumbent-wehrli-ousted-in-house-district-41
— Congressional race between Underwood and Oberweis still too close to call – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/congressional-race-between-underwood-and-oberweis-still-too-close-to-call
— Democrats gain ground in once solidly red DuPage County – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/democrats-gain-ground-in-once-solidly-red-dupage-county
— Republican challenger Lewis defeats Pappas in 45th District state house race – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/republican-challenger-lewis-defeats-pappas-in-45th-district-state-house-race
— Outstanding ballots casting uncertainty on McHenry County election results – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/outstanding-ballots-casting-uncertainty-on-mchenry-county-election-results
— Incumbent Republican Deanne Mazzochi wins in House District 47 race – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/incumbent-republican-deanne-mazzochi-wins-in-house-district-47-race
— Democrats making headway in Kane County Board races – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/democrats-making-headway-in-kane-county-board-races
— Republican incumbent Wheeler wins fourth term in 50th House District – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/republican-incumbent-wheeler-wins-fourth-term-in-50th-house-district
— Democrat Ness ousts Republican incumbent Skillicorn in House 66th District – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/democrat-ness-ousts-republican-incumbent-skillicorn-in-house-66th-district
— Republican incumbent Ugaste wins Illinois House 65th District seat – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/republican-incumbent-ugaste-wins-illinois-house-65th-district-seat
— Republican incumbent Reick wins House 63rd District race – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/republican-incumbent-reick-wins-house-63rd-district-race
— Incumbent Republican Grant holds on to House District 42 seat despite controversy – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201104/incumbent-republican-grant-holds-on-to-house-district-42-seat-despite-controversy

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— GOP megadonors’ investments pay off. Their money paid off in the ‘fair tax’ and Supreme Court fights. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/gop-megadonors-investments-pay
— ‘Fair tax’ flop leaves Pritzker, local governments scrambling to fill budget holes. The financial squeeze on the state, the CTA and other agencies tightens as voters say “no” to new taxes and Washington remains divided. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/fair-tax-flop-leaves-pritzker-local-governments-scrambling-fill-budget-holes

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker warns of 15% cuts in spending because of ‘fair tax’ failure – KELSEY LANDIS
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article246973077.html

HERALD & REVIEW
— Bill Brady not seeking GOP leadership post; could run for governor be next? – LENORE SOBOTA
https://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/bill-brady-not-seeking-gop-leadership-post-could-run-for-governor-be-next/article_4be886d7-496f-509f-928a-8fbb75a569f8.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Democrats make big gains on DuPage County Board – BOB RAKOW
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/11/04/democrats-make-big-gains-on-dupage-county-board/afguaxn/
— Good night for incumbent state legislators in DuPage County – BOB RAKOW
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/11/03/good-night-for-incumbent-state-legislators-in-dupage-county/afa9of5/

HINSDALE PATCH
— DuPage Democrats Poised To Take County Board. Republicans lose three seats, according to unofficial returns. In another district, a Democrat is behind by 18 votes. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/hinsdale/dupage-democrats-poised-take-county-board

ELMHURST PATCH
— Elmhurst Resident Loses County Board Seat: Results Republicans lose three seats, according to unofficial returns. In another district, a Democrat is behind by 18 votes. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/elmhurst-resident-loses-county-board-seat-results

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Just 1 Chicago Ward Voted For President Trump Over Joe Biden President Donald Trump was the winner in a Far Northwest Side ward, but Joe Biden claimed the rest of the city. – Kelly Bauer
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/11/04/just-1-chicago-ward-voted-for-president-trump-over-joe-biden/

BILL BRADY
— My decision not to seek re-election as Senate GOP Leader
https://mailchi.mp/bradyforillinois/vote-in-these-illinois-supreme-court-contests-4965742?e=0cb24260da

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Election Update: What We Know So Far – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/11/update-from-the-political-front/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— PROGRESSIVE TAX PLAN LOSES, PRITZKER-BACKED SPOKESMAN THREATENS IL TAXPAYERS, OPPONENT RESPONDS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/progressive-tax-plan-loses-pritzker-backed-spokesman-threatens-il-taxpayers-opponent-responds.html
— IVES: I HOPE IT WILL BE SAID OF OUR CAMPAIGN THAT WE KEPT THE FAITH TO THE END
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/ives-i-hope-it-will-be-said-of-our-campaign-that-we-kept-the-faith-to-the-end.html

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP: “We must eliminate all Madigan loyalists and the scourge of corruption that they actively enable”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/04/ilgop-we-must-eliminate-all-madigan-loyalists-and-the-scourge-of-corruption-that-they-actively-enable/
— Ives concedes
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/04/ives-concedes/
— Pritzker’s graduated income tax campaign concedes defeat after huge loss
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/04/pritzkers-graduated-income-tax-campaign-concedes-defeat-after-huge-loss/
— The HDem caucus appears to be majority female come January
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/04/the-hdem-caucus-appears-to-be-majority-female-come-january/
— ILGOP: “We must eliminate all Madigan loyalists and the scourge of corruption that they actively enable”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/04/ilgop-we-must-eliminate-all-madigan-loyalists-and-the-scourge-of-corruption-that-they-actively-enable/
— 7,538 new cases, 55 additional deaths, 3,761 hospitalized, 776 in the ICU, 327 on ventilators, 8.5 percent average case positivity rate, 10.1 percent average test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/04/7538-new-cases-55-additional-deaths-3761-hospitalized-776-in-the-icu-327-on-ventilators-85-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-101-percent-average-test-positivity-rate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump campaign to request recount in Wisconsin, citing ‘irregularities’ – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/4/trump-campaign-request-recount-wisconsin-citing-ir/
— Trump campaign sues Pennsylvania elections officials to stop ballot-counting temporarily – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/4/trump-campaign-sues-pennsylvania-elections-officia/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump assembles team to fight for recounts as lawsuits fly in battleground states – Rob Crilly
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-assembles-team-to-fight-for-recounts-as-lawsuits-fly-in-battleground-states

GOPUSA
— Trump Derides ‘Surprise Ballot Dumps’ — 1000s Of Votes, ALL For Biden, Magically Appear
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=97305
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Oregon Becomes First US State To Decriminalize Possession Of Hard Drugs
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=97316

BLAZE
— President Trump says he’ll to go to Supreme Court in attempt to keep states from counting suspicious ballots Fighting words – SARAH TAYLOR
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-supreme-court-stop-ballot-counting
— As Pennsylvania counts over 2 million mail-in ballots that could sway state to Biden, GOP leaders call for PA secretary of state’s resignation ‘They don’t like the late counting of ballots because they don’t like anything that allows more eligible voters to be enfranchised’ – DAVE URBANSKI
https://www.theblaze.com/news/pennsylvania-mail-in-ballots-secretary-of-states-resignation
— Defiant Trump campaign insists they can still take Arizona and Nevada to win re-election. No concession speech yet. – PHIL SHIVER
https://www.theblaze.com/news/defiant-trump-campaign-arizona-nevada

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Will ‘Immediately’ Request A Recount In Wisconsin, Campaign Manager Bill Stepien Announces – CHRISTIAN DATOC
https://dailycaller.com/2020/11/04/trump-campaign-manager-wisconsin-recount-immediately/

NEWSMAX
— Biased Media Monopolies Shouldn’t Arbitrate What’s Newsworthy – Larry Bell
https://www.newsmax.com/larrybell/google-twitter-facebook-senate/2020/11/04/id/995338/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Campaign Files Suit to Halt Ballot Counting in Michigan – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-campaign-files-suit-to-halt-ballot-counting-in-michigan_3565601.html
— Trump Says He Won in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-declares-victory-in-pennsylvania-north-carolina-georgia_3565992.html

THE HILL
— Where things stand in the uncalled states – MAX GREENWOOD
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/524491-where-things-stand-in-the-uncalled-states
— Biden wins battleground Michigan – JULIA MANCHESTER
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/524343-biden-wins-battleground-michigan

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump campaign mounts legal barrage in three states as narrow margins raise stakes for battles over which ballots will count
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-supreme-court-election-votes/2020/11/04/4f528162-1ea1-11eb-90dd-abd0f7086a91_story.html
— Biden projected to win Wisconsin as Trump campaign will seek recount
https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2020/11/04/trump-biden-election-live-updates/
— Where votes are still being counted – Harry Stevens, Adrian Blanco and Dan Keating
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/elections/vote-count/
— Trump campaign was livid when Fox News called Arizona for Biden — and tensions boiled over on-air – Sarah Ellison
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/fox-news-election-night-arizona/2020/11/04/194f9968-1e71-11eb-90dd-abd0f7086a91_story.html
— Pollster says his industry is in shambles after Trump outperforms predictions: ‘It is devastating’ – Douglas Ernst
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/4/frank-luntz-admits-polling-industry-in-shambles-af/
— Confusion and conflict stir online as Trump claims victory, questions states’ efforts to count ballots As mainstream social media sites raced to address suspect claims, the chaotic environment showcased the fractured nature of the Internet – Craig Timberg, Tony Romm, Isaac Stanley-Becker and Drew Harwell
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/11/04/trump-social-media-right-wing/
— Coronavirus updates: United States tops 100,000 new coronavirus cases in a day for first time
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/11/03/covid-coronavirus-updates-2/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Illinois Tax Repudiation Voters may force needed reform by rejecting Gov. Pritzker’s tax hike. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/illinois-tax-repudiation-11604534003

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Reject Post-Election Unity, Say Violence More Likely If Trump Wins (DIERSEN: Democrats are extremely divisive. Democrats divide a) minorities against Whites, b) women against men, c) younger people against older people, d) those who have less money against those who have more money, e) non-Christians against Christians, f) non-Protestants against Protestants, g) non-German Americans against German Americans, h) non-Italian Americans against Italian Americans, i) veterans against non-veterans, j) moderates and liberals against conservatives, k) LGBTQers against heterosexuals, l) non-married people against married people, m) Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs against Republicans, n) non-patriotic people against patriotic people, o) citizens of foreign countries against citizens of America, p) those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time against those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, q) non-gun owners against gun owners, r) drinkers against non-drinkers, s) gamblers against non-gamblers, t) pot users against non-pot users, u) etc. against etc.)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/voters_reject_post_election_unity_say_violence_more_likely_if_trump_wins

November 4 Morning Edition

ABC7
— 2020 Presidential Election Results: Live updates as Trump, Biden race to 270 electoral votes President Trump, former VP Biden wins hinge on key battleground states – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/2020-presidential-election-results-trump-biden-race-to-270/7483418/
— Trump wants Supreme Court involved in 2020 presidential election results Biden campaign calls comments ‘outrageous, unprecedented and incorrect’ – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-wants-supreme-court-involved-in-election/7631661/

NBC5
— Live Election Updates: Votes Continue to Be Counted, Several Key Races Still Undecided
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/live-election-updates-votes-continue-to-be-counted-several-key-races-still-undecided/2364085/
— Razor-Thin Margin Separates Biden, Trump in Wisconsin Race More than 1.9 million people voted early, either by mail or in person, because of the coronavirus pandemic
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/razor-thin-margin-separates-biden-trump-in-wisconsin-race/2364101/

CBS2
— Democrat Sean Casten Wins Re-Election To U.S. House In Illinois’ 6th Congressional District
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/04/sean-casten-wins-reelection/
— Illinois Voters Rejecting Proposed Graduated Income Tax
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/04/illinois-votes-proposed-graduated-income-tax/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois election live updates: Here’s where things stand Wednesday morning with key Chicago-area results
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-live-illinois-election-results-2020-20201104-nu4kddnqkrfcrozqvewujfcu5i-story.html
— Casten declares victory over Ives in west suburban congressional race – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-6th-district-results-sean-casten-jeanne-ives-20201104-cq2ldfbmkzcuzahsppouh653ie-htmlstory.html
— With all precincts counted, just 154 votes separate Yang Rohr from Wehrli in battle for District 41 House seat – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-election-wehrli-yangrohr-race-district-41-st-1104-20201104-cmeegb37yjhk5g4qbomlrue2pa-story.html
— With all precincts counted, Chavez leads Coyne in race for DuPage County Board District 5 seat – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-election-dupage-county-board-district5-race-st-1104-20201104-xnxhth4iuzb7bodw5fnyel2o4y-story.html
— In Illinois, Biden wins across all broad demographic groups: AP survey of Illinois voters – JOE MAHR
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-viz-election-2020-votecast-exit-poll-data-20201104-vsmnjr5jyrbefmtprsoi4verqa-htmlstory.html

DAILY HERALD
— Incumbent Costa Howard holds lead in 48th District race – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201103/incumbent-costa-howard-holds-lead-in-48th-district-race

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Trump-Biden race may be too close to call for days As of 5 a.m. today, Biden had 238 electoral votes while Trump had 213, leaving both shy of the 270 needed to secure immediate victories. – BLOOMBERG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/trump-biden-race-may-be-too-close-call-days

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— When will votes be counted in Illinois? (DIERSEN: How many ballots have not been counted yet in each of the 108 election authorities in Illinois?)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20201103/when-will-votes-be-counted-in-illinois

HERALD & REVIEW
— Davis wins rematch with Londrigan, gets 5th term – Bernard Schoenburg
https://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/davis-wins-rematch-with-londrigan-gets-5th-term/article_07841e80-9cce-5979-a75d-df61cd98b9bb.html
— Election fears, COVID and civil unrest fire-up Central Illinois gun, ammo sales – Tony Reid
https://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/election-fears-covid-and-civil-unrest-fire-up-central-illinois-gun-ammo-sales/article_2b2245f9-aeab-5878-a4a0-3cd8c0cea030.html

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Illinois voters sour on state of nation – AP
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/elections/illinois-voters-sour-on-state-of-nation/article_ad9bca8e-1e39-11eb-ab13-634273e35e55.html

WSIL TV
— Republican Darin LaHood wins reelection to U.S. House in Illinois’ 18th Congressional District – AP
https://wsiltv.com/2020/11/03/republican-darin-lahood-wins-reelection-to-u-s-house-in-illinois-18th-congressional-district/
— Republican Adam Kinzinger wins reelection to U.S. House in Illinois’ 16th Congressional District – AP
https://wsiltv.com/2020/11/03/republican-adam-kinzinger-wins-reelection-to-u-s-house-in-illinois-16th-congressional-district/
— Newcomer David Friess wins seat for Illinois’ 116th Representative District – Kenzie Dillow
https://wsiltv.com/2020/11/04/newcomer-david-friess-wins-seat-for-illinois-116th-representative-district/

CENTER SQUARE
— Killbride not retained for Illinois Supreme Court – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/killbride-not-retained-for-illinois-supreme-court/article_d90e205c-1e5e-11eb-83c2-77e6839bf375.html

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— Pritzker pressures local officials to enforce mitigation orders – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/pritzker-pressures-local-officials-to-enforce-mitigation-orders

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Ugaste-Paschke Race Close
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/ugaste-paschke-race-close/
— Skillicorn and Ness in Close Race
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/skillicorn-and-ness-in-close-race/
— McHenry County Election Results Do NOT Yet Include Early and Vote by Mail Ballots
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/mchenry-county-election-results-do-not-include-early-and-vote-by-mail-ballots/
— Appointing City Clerks in Algonquin and McHenry Losing Big
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/appointing-city-clerks-in-algonquin-and-mchenry-losing-big/
— IL-06: Election Night Returns UPDATED 9:28PM CST
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/il06returns/
— IL-14: Election Night Returns Updated 9:25 PM CST
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/il14returns/
— Jack Franks’ Abolish the Coroner as an Elective Office Referendum Being Trashed, Just as Is Franks’ Re-Election Effort
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/jack-franks-abolish-the-coroners-as-an-elective-office-referendum-being-trashed-just-as-franks-re-election-effort/
— GOP Countywide Candidates Smashing Opponents
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/gop-countywide-candidates-smashing-opponents/
— All Three Republican Judicial Candidates Winning
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/all-three-republican-judicial-candidates-winning/
— Republican State Rep. Candidates Winning in McHenry County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/republican-state-rep-candidates-winning-in-mchenry-county/
— Tax Hike Amendment Getting Crushed in McHenry County, 3 Votes Against for Every 1 Vote in Favor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/tax-hike-amendment-getting-crushed-in-mchenry-county-3-votes-against-for-every-1-vote-in-favor/
— Trump Carrying McHenry County over 2-1, Biden Receiving Under 30%
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/trump-carrying-mchenry-county-over-2-1-biden-receiving-under-30/
— Republicans Take Early County Board Leads
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/republicans-take-early-county-board-leads/
— Jack Franks Ousted from McHenry County Board Chairmanship by Republican Businessman Mike Buehler
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/04/jack-franks-ousted-from-mchenry-county-board-chairmanship-by-republican-mike-buehler/
— Marty McLaughlin Beats Mike Madigan Mail Deluge for David McSweeney’s Seat
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/04/marty-mclaughlin-beats-mike-madigan-mail-deluge/
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Slightly Expands Lead Updated 12:35 AM CST 11/4/20
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/04/il14returns/
— Republican Judges Elected
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/04/republican-judges-elected/
— Republican State Rep. Dan Ugaste Withstands Blistering TV Ad Campaign Financed by Mike Madigan Interests
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/04/republican-state-rep-dan-ugaste-withstands-blister-tv-ad-campaign-financed-by-mike-madigan-interests/
— Democrat Suzanne Ness Beats Republican Allen Skillicorn in State Rep. Race
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/democrat-suzanne-ness-beats-republican-allen-skillicorn-in-state-rep-race/
— Two New Female Democrats Ahead of GOP Incumbents for County Board
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/two-new-democrats-seem-to-have-beaten-gop-incumbents-for-county-board/
— Countywide GOP Candidates See Margins Diminish as Early and Mailed In Votes Combined with Heavily GOP In-Person Election Day Votes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/countywide-gop-candidates-see-margins-diminish-as-early-and-mailed-in-votes-combined-with-heavily-gop-in-person-election-day-votes/
— Trump Lead Drastically Cut by Inclusion of Early and Mailed In Votes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/trump-lead-drastically-cut-by-inclusion-of-early-and-mailed-in-votes/
— IL 6/14: Ives Loses McHenry County, Oberweis Wins It
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/il-6-14-ives-loses-mchenry-county-oberweis-wins-it/
— In-Person Marengo Voters Turn Thumbs Down on Jack Franks
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/in-person-marengo-voters-turn-thumbs-down-on-jack-franks/
— Franks Wins Very Few Precincts in Votes Cast Election Day
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/franks-wins-very-few-precincts-in-votes-cast-election-day/
— Appointing City Clerks in Algonquin and McHenry Losing Big
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/appointing-city-clerks-in-algonquin-and-mchenry-losing-big/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Colleges dropping ACT, SAT scores – Christopher Vondracek
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/3/colleges-dropping-act-sat-scores/

GOPUSA
— GOP Keeps Senate Majority
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=97268
— Republicans File Suit In Pa. To Block The Curing Of Mail-In Ballots
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=97247
— Where It Stands: States Still Counting Millions Of Votes
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=97279
— Democrat Cities: From Peaceful Protest To Riots
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=97264
— All 4 Members Of The Squad Reelected
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=97258
— Politico: Dems Are Waking Up To An ‘Abject Disaster’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=97275

DAILY CALLER
— Here’s Why We Could Be In For A Week Of Chaos – VARUN HUKERI
https://dailycaller.com/2020/11/03/trump-biden-presidential-election-day-battleground-states-electoral-college-tie-political-violence-tie/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Election Undecided Democrats Deploy Chaos Strategy To Oust Trump – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/election-undecided-democrats-deploy-chaos-strategy-to-oust-trump

NEWSMAX
— Big Night for Conservative Women in Congress – John Gizzi
https://www.newsmax.com/john-gizzi/house-women-conservative-bobert/2020/11/04/id/995269/

THE HILL
— GOP Rep. Rodney Davis fends off Democratic challenger in Illinois – SCOTT WONG
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/523683-gops-rep-rodney-davis-again-fends-off-democratic-challenger-in-illinois
— Bipartisan lawmakers condemn Trump for declaring victory prematurely – TAL AXELROD
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/524407-bipartisan-lawmakers-condemn-trump-for-declaring-victory-prematurely

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Biden asks supporters to ‘keep the faith,’ while Trump prematurely declares victory, claims opponents trying to ‘steal’ election. Both presidential candidates predicted ultimate victory in late-night statements.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/11/4/21548734/biden-asks-supporters-to-keep-the-faith-while-trump-claims-opponents-trying-to-steal-election

REUTERS
— U.S. Election Day unfolds smoothly, despite fears of disruption – Michael Martina, Rich McKay, Ernest Scheyder
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-voting/u-s-election-day-unfolds-smoothly-so-far-defying-fears-of-disruption-idUSKBN27J12R

NBC NEWS
— Lumber yards see record sales for plywood as stores, businesses board up – Leticia Miranda
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/live-blog/election-day-2020-live-updates-n1245892/ncrd1246089

NEW YORK POST
— Media has a meltdown as Biden fails to deliver a landslide – Kyle Smith
https://nypost.com/2020/11/04/media-has-a-meltdown-as-biden-fails-to-deliver-a-landslide/

WASHINGTON POST
— Some battleground states remain too close to call in the presidential race. See where votes are still being counted.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/elections/vote-count/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump has attacked democracy’s institutions, but never so blatantly as he did overnight.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-has-attacked-democracys-institutions-but-never-so-blatantly-as-he-did-overnight/2020/11/04/ba0acc3a-1e7e-11eb-ba21-f2f001f0554b_story.html

USA TODAY
— Protesters in Washington, Los Angeles, Raleigh, Portland take to the streets amid Election Night vote tallies – Chris Quintana, N’dea Yancey-Bragg, Jordan Culver
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/11/03/election-day-protests-dc-updates-blm-protect-results/6127939002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Election 2020: Push to Seize Edge in Presidential Count Begins As vote counting continues in a few battleground states, prospects for legal action hang over race – John McCormick, Michael C. Bender and Eliza Collins
https://www.wsj.com/articles/election-2020-results-trump-biden-1104-11604492445
— In Election Night Remarks, Trump, Biden See Victory in Touching Distance As counting continued, the margin between the candidates was razor thin – Ken Thomas and Andrew Restuccia
https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-election-night-remarks-trump-biden-jockey-for-position-11604475526
— Zoom Video Tackles Tricky Role of Policing Its Service Videoconferencing app is looking at its handling of politically sensitive public events after recent criticisms – Aaron Tilley
https://www.wsj.com/articles/zoom-gets-drawn-into-debate-about-policing-content-a-big-thankless-job-11604408401
— Election Day 2020: Economy, Coronavirus and Race Split U.S. Electorate Biden shows strength among women, suburban voters; Trump finds support in rural America – John McCormick and Chad Day
https://www.wsj.com/articles/election-day-2020-what-voters-are-saying-as-they-head-to-the-polls-11604406023
— Daily U.S. Cases Second-Highest on Election Day
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/covid-2020-11-04

BLOOMBERG
— USPS Misses Court’s Deadline for Sweep of Mail-In Ballots – Erik Larson
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-03/usps-ordered-to-sweep-swing-state-facilities-for-mail-in-ballots

GOPUSA
— How many ballots have not been counted yet in each of the 108 election authorities in Illinois? How many and what percent of the registered voters in your precinct voted? According to the DuPage County Election Division, in my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9, it was 413 or 79.12% of the 522 registered voters. If deadwood on the voter rolls was removed, the percentage would be higher. How many votes and what percent did the Republican candidates get in your precinct? See below for my precinct. In my opinion, Democrats targeted my precinct because Ives’ campaign headquarters is in it. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

Trump/Biden – 148 (36.72%)
Mark Curran – 181 (44.15%)
Jeanne Ives – 173 (42.72%)
Amy Grant – 200 (50.13%)
Bob Berlin – 303 (100%)
Christopher Kachiroubas – 211 (53.69%)
Robert Grogan – 216 (54.82%)
Richard Jorgensen 226 (57.51%)
Babette Holder Youngberg 198 (51.03%)
Tim Elliott – 210 (53.30%)
Tim Whelan 209 (52.91)
Ann Celine Walsh – 211 (54.38%)
Monique O’Toole – 207 (53.35%)
James McCluskey – 205 (52.30%)
Richard Felice – 208 (53.33%)

— How many ballots have not been counted yet in each of the 108 election authorities in Illinois? How many votes and what percent did the Republican candidates on the ballot in your precinct get county-wide? See below for the votes and the percentages that Republican candidates on the ballot in my precinct got county-wide in DuPage County according to the DuPage County Election Division. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

Trump/Biden – 182,773 (40.79%)
Mark Curran – 184,652 (41.31%)
Jeanne Ives – 84,854 (44.17%)
Amy Grant – 30,140 (52.31%)
Bob Berlin – 326,391 (100%)
Christopher Kachiroubas – 215,052 (49.91%)
Robert Grogan – 217,981 (50.46%)
Richard Jorgensen – 219,699 (57.51%)
Babette Holder Youngberg – 205,070 (48.17%)
Tim Elliott – 35,601 (50.04%)
Tim Whelan 35,535 (49.89%)
Ann Celine Walsh – 218,567 (50.95%)
Monique O’Toole – 218,917 (51.13)
James McCluskey – 204,952 (47.59%)
Richard Felice – 218,133 (50.88%)

November 3 Evening Edition

ABC7
— 2020 election results live now by Illinois county, electoral college votes
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/il-2020-live-presidential-election-results/7459730/

NBC5
— Live Election Results
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/elections/results-page/
— 15 Cook County Polling Places Open Late, Trump Projected to Win Indiana
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/live-election-day-updates-polls-open-across-illinois/2363172/
— Nearly 1M Votes Cast in Chicago, Pritzker Warns of In-Person Events
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/live-election-day-updates-polls-open-across-illinois/2363172/
— Illinois Reports 6,516 New Coronavirus Cases, 68 Deaths as Positivity Rate Continues to Rise
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-6516-new-coronavirus-cases-68-deaths-as-positivity-rate-continues-to-rise/2363349/
— Virus Hospitalizations Surge as Pandemic Shadows US Election
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/virus-hospitalizations-surge-as-pandemic-shadows-us-election/2363531/

CBS2
— 2020 Election Day Live Updates: Polls start closing as Americans brace for results
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/2020-election-live-updates-2020-11-03/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois Election Results
https://www.fox32chicago.com/election

WGN TV
— Biden wins Illinois; latest updates in 2020 national and local election races
https://wgntv.com/news/politics/live-blog-latest-updates-in-2020-national-and-local-election-races/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois 2020 Election Results
https://elections.suntimes.com/results/2020/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Live 2020 Election Results
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/results/
— Trump wins Kentucky, West Virginia, Biden carries Vermont, Virginia as polls across the nation begin to close
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-2020-election-results-live-updates-20201103-6z4tvtixefbnbftyfibk25ho5y-story.html
— Chicago turnout could hit 75%, relatively few voting problems reported as election board looks into Truman College early voting issue
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-live-illinois-election-results-2020-20201103-k6brm2kydfdylgmm6lwsnwd7zu-story.html
— Against a backdrop of pandemic, civil unrest and charged political rhetoric, it’s Election Day for those who haven’t already cast a ballot. – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-election-day-2020-20201103-fhyxuu7kufa23ailbqlkegy5sq-story.html
— Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star boarded up on Election Day – JORDAN MOREAU
https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-trump-walk-of-fame-star-boarded-20201103-iwoz2bv6xbftdicayfwdtj4fwu-story.html
— No matter what happens Tuesday, America will not return to ‘normalcy’ – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-trump-biden-election-kass-20201104-totunuirgff7diteqrt6owyu3i-story.html
— AP: Holcomb wins reelection as Indiana governor – TOM DAVIES AND CASEY SMITH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-indiana-holcomb-win-st-1105-20201104-fab2sgh6d5hsnkbxjcpgiiyzxq-story.html
— Billionaire Republicans test Speaker Madigan’s strength in Illinois Supreme Court retention battle – RAY LONG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-supreme-court-thomas-kilbride-retention-20201103-veajjp4mhvh2bhunqms6632ql4-htmlstory.html
— Durbin wins Illinois U.S. Senate reelection as polls close – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-senate-results-dick-durbin-mark-curran-willie-wilson-20201104-7fbdekt26ncwvmqh5sajhde6iu-htmlstory.html

DAILY HERALD
— Officials: Vote-by-mail volumes could ‘significantly’ change results over next 2 weeks – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201103/officials-vote-by-mail-volumes-could-significantly-change-results-over-next-2-weeks
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Though it’s uncertain how many of those outstanding ballots will actually be cast, Elections Board officials say many will likely roll in over the next two weeks, potentially flipping the outcome of some tight races. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and received by Nov. 17 to be counted in final tallies. Election officials reported 177,118 outstanding mail-in ballots in suburban Cook County, 50,504 in DuPage, 10,917 in Kane, 59,118 in Lake, 18,306 in McHenry and 22,229 in Will. Those numbers represent 10.8% of total registered voters in suburban Cook County, 7.9% in DuPage, 3.4% in Kane, 12.1% in Lake, 7.8% in McHenry and 4.8% in Will.)
— Elections Board warns that races could be undecided for days – JERRY NOWICKI
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201103/elections-board-warns-that-races-could-be-undecided-for-days

DUPAGE COUNTY
— Election Results
https://www.dupageresults.com/IL/DuPage/

WREX
— 2016 vs. 2020, what’s different in Illinois and the Stateline? – James Stratton
https://wrex.com/2020/11/02/2016-vs-2020-whats-different-in-illinois-and-the-stateline/

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-hater says “Down In The Polls, Trump Seeks Familiar Embrace of Conservative Media.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/down-polls-trump-seeks-familiar-embrace-conservative-media#stream/0

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Evanston, Chicago residents ineligible to vote work to mobilize peers and communities – Maia Pandey
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2020/11/02/city/evanston-chicago-residents-ineligible-to-vote-work-to-mobilize-peers-and-communities/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Estimated 20,000 Lined Up for Kenosha Trump Rally – UPDATE with More Photos and Commentary
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/estimated-2000-lined-up-for-kenosha-trump-rally/
— IL-14: Oberweis Speaks at Kenosha Trump Rally
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/02/il-14-oberweis-speaks-at-kenosha-trump-rally/
— IL-06/IL-14: Kane County Analytics Show No Blue Wave in Kane County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/kanecountyclerk110320/
— More Democrats than Republicans Had Voted by Saturday in County Board District 3
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/more-democrats-than-republicans-had-voted-by-saturday-in-county-board-district-3/
— Algonquin Township Has Settlement of Edgar County Watchdog Freedom of Information Suit on Wednesday Agenda
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/algonquin-township-has-settlement-of-edgar-county-watchdog-freedom-of-information-suit-on-wednesday-agenda/
— Nunda Township GOP Makes Mailing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/nunda-township-gop-makes-mailing/
— New Anti-Jack Franks Sign Pops Up Near Marengo Home
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/new-anti-jack-franks-sign-pops-up-near-marengo-home/
— Phone Calls, We Get Phone Calls
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/phone-calls-we-get-phone-calls/
— Stay at Home Order Lurking in Pritzker’s Mind
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/stay-at-home-order-lurking-in-pritzkers-mind/
— Algonquin Outlines Downtown Tax Increment Financing Expenditures
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/algonquin-outlines-downtown-tax-increment-financing-expenditures/
— Texas Congressman Points Out Businesses Not Boarding Up in Fear of Trump Supporters
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/texas-congressman-points-out-businesses-not-boarding-up-in-fear-of-trump-supporters/
— Robo-Call Urging Maskless Voting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/02/robo-call-urging-maskless-voting/
— McHenry County Board of Health Trying to Figure Out What to Do with Reference to the Governor’s Restaurant/Bar Order
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/02/mchenry-county-board-of-health-trying-to-figure-out-what-to-do-with-reference-to-the-governors-restaurant-bar-order/
— The Mike Shorten McHenry County Board Mailing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/the-mike-shorten-mchenry-county-board-mailing/
— An Olive Leaf from Northwest Herald for Republican Opponent to Jack Franks?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/message-of-the-day-an-olive-leaf/
— Turnout Figures from McHenry County Clerk
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/11/03/turnout-figures-from-county-clerk/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CASTEN SIGNALS “666” OUTSIDE POLLING LOCATION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/11/casten-signals-666-outside-polling-location.html

CAPITOL FAX
— *** LIVE *** Results and coverage open thread
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/03/reults-and-coverage-open-thread/
— FROM THE ARTICLE: This afternoon at a polling place in Wheaton, Sean Casten doubled down on his total disdain for anyone who disagrees with him. In a conversation with voters, Casten states, “If I win by less than ten, that says that 45% of the district is racist homophobes.” Listen to the audio here. Ives campaign spokeswoman, Kathleen Murphy: “Sean Casten doesn’t care to understand your disagreements with him. He just thinks you are a low-life if you don’t think like he does. “This isn’t how we come back together. It isn’t who the Sixth District is. But it is who Sean Casten is. And we are confident that voters are rejecting his toxic, divisive candidacy as we speak.”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/03/election-day-oddities-and-ends/
— 6,516 new cases, 68 additional deaths, 3,594 hospitalized, 755 in ICU, 8.2 percent case positivity rate, 9.9 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/11/03/6516-new-cases-68-additional-deaths-3594-hospitalized-755-in-icu-82-percent-case-positivity-rate-99-percent-test-positivity-rate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— McConnell projected to win seventh term in Kentucky – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/3/mcconnell-projected-win-seventh-term-kentucky/
— Trump says the biggest difference from four years ago is Fox News – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/3/donald-trump-says-biggest-difference-four-years-ag/
— Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer warns election results could take days – Gabriella Muñoz
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/3/gretchen-whitmer-michigan-governor-warns-election-/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Trump At Last Targets The Google Whale Whatever happens on election day Tuesday, the announcement of U.S. v. Google last month might go down as the bigger moment in history. – CURT MILLS (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents are overjoyed that Google continues to refuse to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website.)
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/trump-at-last-targets-the-google-whale/
— Joe Biden Is Not The Candidate To Confront Economic Inequality – PETER VAN BUREN (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, if you are a Republican and you have more money, it is because you benefitted from your parents’, your grandparents’, your great grandparents’, and the rest of your ancestors’ discrimination against minorities and against females.)
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/joe-biden-is-not-the-candidate-to-confront-economic-inequality/

BREITBART
— Failed Democrat-Run Cities Board Up Stores Fearing Left-Wing Rioters – John Nolte
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/11/02/nolte-failed-democrat-run-cities-board-up-stores-fearing-left-wing-rioters/
— Google Is Still Erasing Breitbart Stories About Joe Biden from Search – ALLUM BOKHARI (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents are overjoyed that Google continues to refuse to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website.)
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/11/03/google-is-still-erasing-breitbart-stories-about-joe-biden-from-search/

BLAZE
— Biden will ‘assert control,’ begin forming new government if media declare him the winner – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-assert-control-begin-forming-new-government

NEWS BUSTERS
— NY Times Terrified of Trumpers in Trucks and Clogged Traffic, But Ignored Lefty Violence – Clay Waters
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2020/11/03/ny-times-terrified-trumpers-trucks-and-clogged-traffic-ignored

EAGLE FORUM
— Platform Comparison Chart
https://eagleforum.org/publications/efr/oct20/platform-comparison-chart.html

THE HILL
— McConnell wins reelection – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/523644-mcconnell-wins-reelection

NBC NEWS
— Trump gets huge boost in Miami-Dade County in Florida – Jonathan Allen
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/live-blog/election-day-2020-live-updates-n1245892/ncrd1246137#liveBlogHeader

NEW YORK TIMES
— Illinois Election Results
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/11/03/us/elections/results-illinois.html
— Illinois Voter Surveys: How Different Groups Voted
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/11/03/us/elections/ap-polls-illinois.html
— Election 2020 Live Updates: Polls Have Closed in Several States
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/11/03/us/election-day
— Will a result come quickly, or will it be days, or weeks, before we have a winner? Here are the signs.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/03/us/politics/presidential-election-guide.html

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Trump’s Voters Expect A Winner Today More Than Biden’s Do
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/trump_s_voters_expect_a_winner_today_more_than_biden_s_do

COLDWELL BANKER
— FOR SALE: 520 West Roosevelt Road, Wheaton – $399,900
https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/il/wheaton/520-w-roosevelt-rd/pid_38737509/

November 3 Morning Edition

ABC7
— 2020 Illinois election results by county, electoral college votes
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-election-results-2020-il-electoral-votes-trump-biden/7459730/

CBS2
— President Trump Returns To Kenosha For One Of His Last Rallies Before Election Day
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/02/president-trump-returns-to-kenosha-for-one-of-his-last-rallies-before-election-day/
— GOP Candidates Ives, Oberweis Fight To Take Back Congressional Seats Held By Democrats Casten, Underwood
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/11/02/6th-14th-congressional-district-casten-ives-underwood-oberweis/

WTTW
— Firearm Sales Increase Drastically Amid Pandemic, Civil Unrest – Marissa Nelson
https://news.wttw.com/2020/11/02/firearm-sales-increase-drastically-amid-pandemic-civil-unrest

WBEZ
— U.S. Judge Blocks Trump Administration Rule On Public Benefits For Immigrants – AP (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs see public charges as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.wbez.org/stories/us-judge-blocks-trump-administration-rule-on-public-benefits-for-immigrants/32beac4a-68a8-4650-8b50-86b80c316936

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Evanston mayor asks Northwestern to pay bill for protests as student groups push school to defund campus police – GENEVIEVE BOOKWALTER and ELYSSA CHERNEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/ct-evr-community-response-northwestern-protests-tl-1105-20201103-wyhmlrwfavfmblekffrfzao5au-story.html
— Illinois election live updates: How the vote’s going Tuesday in the Chicago area
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-live-illinois-election-results-2020-20201103-k6brm2kydfdylgmm6lwsnwd7zu-story.html
— With a surge in mail-in ballot requests, here’s what to expect on election night in Chicago’s suburbs – SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-election-night-results-st-20201031-wibuzht2bvcabadlihtdarzhb4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Downtown businesses board up in fear of potential post-election unrest State posts National Guard personnel at McCormick Place “to be ready to respond if needed,” but the city currently has no plans to deploy them. – Michael Lee and Mitch Dudek
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/11/2/21546536/downtown-businesses-board-up-in-fear-of-potential-post-election-unrest
— At Kenosha rally, Trump praises Jim Oberweis, who’s challenging Lauren Underwood in Illinois 14 Congress bid This is the third time in recent days President Donald Trump has tried to turn out the vote for Oberweis. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/11/2/21546710/jim-oberweis-speaks-trump-kenosha-rally-challenging-lauren-underwood-illinois-14-congress-bid
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Don’t be bamboozled by President Trump: The Trump-Biden election does not have to be called on Tuesday Trump’s supposed public ignorance of how elections work is designed to create doubt over the outcome if it looks like he is headed to defeat.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/11/2/21547051/dont-be-fooled-president-trump-trump-biden-election-does-not-have-to-be-called-on-tuesday
— Can’t wait to find out who won? You may have to — record mail votes could mean results ‘may not be known’ for a while. With more than 8.3 million voters registered for the 2020 general election — which is, in itself, a record — state election officials estimated that 43% of registered voters already voted. The numbers are double those of the last presidential election. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/11/2/21546231/chicago-early-voting-numbers-shatter-records-mail-in-ballots-drop-off-sites
— Illinois 2020 Election Results
https://elections.suntimes.com/results/2020/
— Tip lines allow voters to report intimidation, extremism at the polls “We’ve seen online organizing activities of extremists turn into real life violence,” said David Goldenberg, executive director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Midwest region. “And that’s why all of us need to take this seriously.” – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/11/2/21546983/voter-intimidation-trump-biden-polls-tip-lines-anti-defamation-league-adl-aclu-extremist

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois weed sales top the half-billion mark Recreational marijuana purchases rose 11 percent in October, the best showing in three months. – JOHN PLETZ (DIERSEN: To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/illinois-weed-sales-top-half-billion-mark

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— When can Illinois expect election results? For some races, it could be weeks. – KELSEY LANDIS
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/election/article246844437.html
— These voters can voice their opinion on breaking away from Chicago to form 51st state – MIKE KOZIATEK
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/election/article246847557.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County expects to have a ‘good representation’ of vote results Tuesday night – JOSHUA WELGE
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/11/02/dupage-county-expects-to-have-a-good-representation-of-vote-results-tuesday-night/auibqwg/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Sanctuary Immigrants Take Refuge In Texas Church, Watch Election Closely – JOHN BURNETT (DIERSEN: Democrats see illegals as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/sanctuary-immigrants-take-refuge-texas-church-watch-election-closely#stream/0

FOX ST. LOUIS
— Illinois election board to enforce COVID safety procedures election day
https://fox2now.com/video/illinois-election-board-to-enforce-covid-safety-procedures-election-day/5995164/

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Chicago’s Inspector General Slams Police For Failing To Maintain ‘Do-Not-Hire’ List Or Enact Other Reforms – Justin Laurence (DIERSEN: Constructively, when my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, they put me Do-Not-Hire lists.)
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/11/02/chicagos-inspector-general-slams-police-for-failing-to-maintain-do-not-hire-list-or-enact-other-reforms/

BURR RIDGE PATCH
— Burr Ridge Finance Official On Leave Grasso is trying to get rid of older employees, email says. – David Giulian (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, my Democrat GAO superiors wanted to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few GAO employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://patch.com/illinois/burrridge/burr-ridge-finance-official-leave

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to reach new second-wave highs – JERRY NOWICKI
https://www.capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/covid-19-hospitalizations-continue-to-reach-new-second-wave-highs

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois’ own COVID-19 data reveals the state’s coronavirus policy is upside down – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-own-covid-19-data-reveals-the-states-coronavirus-policy-is-upside-down-wirepoints/
— Illinois Media Again Joins National Media To Silence Major Story – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-media-again-joins-national-media-to-silence-major-story-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS
— State Board of Elections advises media, voters that election night unofficial results may change significantly as mail ballots arrive through Nov. 17
https://www.elections.il.gov/AboutTheBoard/PressReleases.aspx?T=637399779534171540

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Twitter tags election-eve Trump tweet as ‘misleading,’ blocks sharing – Victor Morton (DIERSEN: (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misleading except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. My critics/opponents want you to know only what they tell you, no more and no less. They want you to see things their way and their way only. They want to manipulate/dominate you. They want you to glorify them and praise them. They want you to serve as one of their operatives or dupes. They want you to give them money.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/2/twitter-tags-election-eve-trump-tweet-misleading-b/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Answering the LGBT Left on Trump’s Record Is President Trump anti-gay? Of course not. It is laughably absurd to suggest such a thing. – Chad Felix Greene (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ focus on destroying Republicans.)
https://amgreatness.com/2020/11/02/answering-the-lgbt-left-on-trumps-record/

BREITBART
— Kenosha, Wisconsin — Still Scarred by Black Lives Matter Riots, on Eve of Election – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/11/02/photos-kenosha-wisconsin-still-scarred-by-black-lives-matter-riots-on-eve-of-election/
— Trump: Joe Biden to Give Illegal Aliens Free Healthcare, Not Americans – JOHN BINDER (DIERSEN: Democrats see illegal aliens as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/11/02/trump-joe-biden-to-give-illegal-aliens-free-healthcare-not-americans/
— Union Workers Go All In to Reelect Their Fighter, Trump: ‘The Democrats Left Us Behind 30 Years Ago’ – JOHN BINDER (DIERSEN: I was a union member 1966-1969 and 1971-1980.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/11/02/exclusive-union-workers-go-all-in-to-reelect-their-fighter-trump-the-democrats-left-us-behind-30-years-ago/

DAILY CALLER
— DOJ Sending Personnel To Multiple Battleground States To Ensure Compliance With Voting Laws – JAKE DIMA
https://dailycaller.com/2020/11/02/doj-election-monitors-battleground-states-voting-rights-enforcement/
— Girl Scouts Have Been Cowed Into The Left’s Belief That Not All Women Deserve Respect – KAY JAMES
https://dailycaller.com/2020/11/02/james-girl-scouts-have-been-cowed-into-the-lefts-belief-that-not-all-women-deserve-respect/

CBN NEWS
— Election Day 2020: Historic Voter Turnout as America Braces for a Delayed Outcome – Heather Sells and Charlene Aaron (DIERSEN: The Democrat Party platform is extremely anti-Christian. It promotes dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and even worse things.)
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2020/november/election-day-2020-historic-voter-turnout-as-america-braces-for-a-delayed-outcome
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Meanwhile, in anticipation of protests after the election new barriers have been put up around the perimeter of the White House. That is why Dr. Ed Stetzer of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College says that once this election is finished, the church should take the lead in healing a divided America. “I hope we’ll remember that Jesus is not coming back riding a donkey or an elephant,” Stetzer said in an interview with CBN News. “We need to unite the church, build these bridges, get back on mission, show it and share the love of Jesus to a broken and hurting world.”)

NEWS BUSTERS
— Top 8 Ways Big Tech Has Tried to Fix the Election – Alexander Hall (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents approve of the adverse actions that Google and Facebook have taken against GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and against www.gopillinois.com .)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/alexander-hall/2020/11/02/exclusive-top-8-ways-big-tech-has-tried-fix-election

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Faithful Catholics picket Biden exiting Sunday Mass: ‘No Catholic can vote for Joe Biden’ The demonstrators held signs saying, “No Catholic can vote for Joe Biden,” “Joe, No devout Catholic supports Abortion,” and “Joe Biden Equals Abortion, Euthanasia and Infanticide” – Patrick Delaney
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/faithful-catholics-picket-biden-exiting-sunday-massno-catholic-can-vote-for-joe-biden

THE HILL
— Law enforcement braces for unrest after Election Day – OLIVIA BEAVERS
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/524096-law-enforcement-braces-for-unrest-after-election-day

ROLL CALL
— Battle for Congress hinges on top of ticket, pandemic dynamics House Democrats look to grow majority; Senate control in flux – Kate Ackley and Bridget Bowman
https://www.rollcall.com/2020/11/03/battle-for-congress-hinges-on-top-of-ticket-pandemic-dynamics/

POLITICO
— On Election Day, Democrats Are Haunted by the Ghosts of Al Gore and Hillary Clinton They could have changed the course of history, but slip-ups, flukes and freakish events intervened. – JOHN F. HARRIS
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/11/03/democrats-haunted-gore-clinton-433901

REUTERS
— What a Joe Biden win could mean for financial policy – Pete Schroeder, Katanga Johnson (DIERSEN: How strongly do Democrats want to build housing in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, and in your county for members of protected groups, that is, for those who overwhelmingly vote for Democrats, that is, for those who are low-income, minority, LGBTQ, recent immigrants, illegal aliens, etc.?)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden-finance-factbox/factbox-what-a-joe-biden-win-could-mean-for-financial-policy-idUSKBN27I1T4
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Biden has also pledged to review rules by Trump’s housing regulator which are meant to guard against lending behaviors which disproportionately adversely impact racial minorities or other protected groups.)

CBS NEWS
— The high cost of systemic racism in the U.S. (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the many millions of dollars that my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted on me so that they could give preference to my coworkers and to my subordinates who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran. They wasted what I learned a) working for GAO 1980-1997, b) working for IRS 1971-1980, c) earning a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997, d) passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, e) earning a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, f) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, g) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and h) earning a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. In 1971, I would have become an Oldsmobile employee if Oldsmobile had not withdrawn its job offer because of EEOC. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/video/the-high-cost-of-systemic-racism-in-the-us/

NEW YORK TIMES
— National Guard Readies for Election Day Deployment Communities are bracing for protests and potential violence. – Dave Philipps
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/02/us/national-guard-election.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in promoting “High Joblessness, Virus Rates and Anxiety” and “a fundamental unease” to defeat Republican candidates.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/02/us/politics/election-coronavirus-unemployment.html
— As Voting Nears End, Battle Intensifies Over Which Ballots Will Count. President Trump and his allies say they intend an aggressive challenge to how the votes are counted in key states, and Democrats are mobilizing to meet it.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/02/us/politics/election-day-ballot-counting.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “What Trump Needs to Win: A Polling Error Much Bigger Than 2016’s. Several factors that led to the misfire last time are no longer in play.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/02/upshot/polling-what-trump-needs-to-win.html

WASHINGTON POST
— States begin readying National Guard for potential election unrest – Alex Horton
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2020/11/02/national-guard-unrest-election/
— The million-dollar question on the election’s eve: Who is left to vote? – Amy Gardner, Kayla Ruble, Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Emma Brown (DIERSEN: What has your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain done to maximize the Republican vote in your precinct? Since 2000, my critics/opponents in the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the Republican vote in my precinct would be much higher if the Precinct Committeeman was someone who they manipulated/dominated. They demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me as being “too conservative.” They stress my demographics and hint/imply/argue/shout that I am a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. They blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered since 2000. I should write a book about my critics/opponents in the MTRO. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020-election-voting/2020/11/02/bebb022e-1d37-11eb-90dd-abd0f7086a91_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Now, More Than Ever, Election Week Is a Time for Patience The tradition of jumping to election-night conclusions will need to be suspended this year – Gerald F. Seib
https://www.wsj.com/articles/now-more-than-ever-election-week-is-a-time-for-patience-11604328780
— Will the Polls Get It Right? – Aaron Zitner (DIERSEN: One can always question polling methodology. During the last 7 years that I worked for GAO 1990-1997, I gained extensive survey experience. SEE: OTC DERIVATIVES Additional Oversight Could Reduce Costly Sales Practice Disputes GAO/GGD-98-5 at https://www.gao.gov/assets/160/156011.pdf and FINANCIAL DERIVATIVES Actions Needed to Protect the Financial System GAO/GGD-94-133 at https://www.gao.gov/assets/160/154342.pdf . I played a major role in the construction, administration, summary, analysis, and reporting of the many survey questionnaires that were sent out for each report.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/election-2020-will-the-polls-get-it-right-11604334207
— How to Use (or Not Use) Social Media During the 2020 Election This week you and our country would be better off if you just stayed out of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Can’t quit it? At least follow these rules. – Joanna Stern (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who since 2000 have done the most to a) stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) stop everyone from reading those emails. I would focus on a) present and past leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois; b) Republican candidates on ballots in precinct since 2000 and their major donors, political consultants, campaign managers, campaign staff, and campaign volunteers; and c) those individuals, businesses, and governments that I have sued.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-use-or-not-use-social-media-this-week-11604320273
— Woke Universities Lead America to a Primitive State Higher education now stands for mob rule, civic ignorance and contempt for truth and free inquiry. – John M. Ellis
https://www.wsj.com/articles/woke-universities-lead-america-to-a-primitive-state-11604359918
— Judge Strikes Down ‘Public Charge’ Rule Restricting Immigrants – Michelle Hackman (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs see public charges as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/judge-strikes-down-public-charge-rule-restricting-immigrants-11604363710

BUSINESS INSIDER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs see public charges as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
https://www.businessinsider.com/federal-judge-strikes-down-public-charge-rule-targeting-immigrants-2020-11

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, and RINO mayors blame Trump.
https://www.newsweek.com/mayors-we-need-president-who-works-us-not-against-us-opinion-1544146
— How 2016 Electoral College Map Final Results Looked, and How It Could Change This Election – SEREN MORRIS
https://www.newsweek.com/electoral-college-map-election-results-2016-2020-1544343

MARSHALL PROJECT
— How Do Your Political Views Compare To Those Of People Behind Bars? – NICOLE LEWIS
https://www.themarshallproject.org/2020/11/03/how-do-your-political-views-compare-to-those-of-people-behind-bars

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Can a Disintegrating America Come Together? – Patrick J. Buchanan
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/political_commentary/commentary_by_pat_buchanan/can_a_disintegrating_america_come_together

October 28 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19: Lake, McHenry counties to get mitigations IL reports 6,110 coronavirus cases, 51 deaths. Restrictions include ban on indoor dining for restaurants, no inside service for bars
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-6110-new-covid-19-cases;-mitigations-announced-for-lake-mchenry-counties-/7421213/

NBC5
— OK, Zoomer: GenZ/Millennials Getting Crushed at Polls by Older Voters An NBCLX analysis of early voting reports through Oct. 27 indicates only 13% of voting-age Americans under the age of 30 have cast ballots so far, and only 19% of those between the ages of 30 and 39. Comparatively, approximately 47% of all Americans 65 and older have cast ballots with a full week of voting left to go. – Noah Pransky
https://www.nbcchicago.com/lx/ok-zoomer-genz-millennials-getting-crushed-at-polls-by-older-voters/2360512/
— Anxiety 2020: Voters Worry About Safety at the Polls For some, the worries are a vague sense of looming trouble that could take many forms — conflict at a polling place, protest over the outcome, protest over no outcome, a conflagration that splits Americans over now-familiar divisions – Laurie Kellman
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/anxiety-2020-voters-worry-about-safety-at-the-polls/2360324/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Facebook, Twitter, Google CEOs get earful on bias, warning of new limits – Marcy Gordon
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/facebook-twitter-google-ceos-face-grilling-by-senate-amid-anti-conservative-bias-claims

WGN RADIO
— DuPage GOP Chairman Jim Zay on why voting machines in DuPage seem to favor Democrats – JOHN WILLIAMS
https://wgnradio.com/john-williams/dupage-gop-chairman-jim-zay-on-why-voting-machines-in-dupage-seem-to-favor-democrats/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Napolitano won’t seek second term on COD Board
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-digest-st-1028-20201028-sa6qgm5ltnhnhdgj2f5vszr4zi-story.html
— Freaking out about not knowing election results Tuesday? You’re not alone. Why patience is not an American virtue. – Christopher Borrelli
https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-election-day-patience-20201028-xazvyal3dregdg74kbwu75rwty-story.html
— Wrong move: Gov. Pritzker digs heels into dying Illinois restaurants – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-covid-pritzker-lightfoot-restaurants-chicago-20201028-32sf6gq4dbgaldf7ly7wvj2wxa-story.html
— Religion, politics and Mark Curran – STEVE CHAPMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-curran-religion-trump-republicans-chapman-20201028-phrdtdv2mfd6xg6df4mpjjvke4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Biden closing campaign on note of unity, while Trump sticks with sound and fury, signifying hate.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-biden-unity-trump-campaign-rally-election-huppke-20201028-47hhbjpfjzhjbays73y6ry25oa-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump super-spreader events are immoral and criminal. Does Donald Trump count upon his supporters’ invincible ignorance or simply share it? I fear it’s a little of both.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/10/28/21539209/trump-maga-rally-super-spreaders-typhoid-mary-gene-lyons
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “We simply cannot take four more years of this. America has paid dearly for taking a chance on Trump.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/10/28/21538778/2020-presidential-election-s-e-cupp

DAILY HERALD
— GOP leaders ask Pritzker to justify his bar, restaurant plan – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20201028/news/310289911/
— Trump on Philly violence: ‘Can’t let that go on’ – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20201028/news/310289916/
— DuPage sheriff investigating whether on-duty deputy ate inside restaurant – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201028/dupage-sheriff-investigating-whether-on-duty-deputy-ate-inside-restaurant

FOX ILLINOIS
— Social media CEOs get earful on bias, warning of new limits – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/3-social-media-ceos-face-grilling-by-gop-senators-on-bias

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— COD Board Chairman Frank Napolitano Not Seeking Re-election
https://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/cod-board-chairman-frank-napolitano-not-seeking-re-election

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Analysis of Woodstock Finances Under Mayor Brian Sager
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/28/analysis-of-woodstock-finances-under-mayor-brian-sager/
— State Rep. Tom Weber Makes Second Mailing, Emphasizes Newspaper Endorsements
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/28/state-rep-tom-weber-makes-second-mailing-emphasizes-newspaper-endorsements/
— State GOP Urges Early Voting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/28/state-gop-urges-early-voting/
— Republican Display Near Woodstock
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/28/messages-of-the-day-legion/
— IL-14: Kyle Rittenhouse Extradition Hearing Witness List Released
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/28/rittenhouse102820/
— Franks Removes Fake Endorsement from Farm Bureau PAC
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/27/franks-removes-fake-endorsement-from-farm-bureau-pac/
— Another Anonymous Robo-Call Targets County Board Member Jim Kearns
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/27/another-anonymous-robo-call-targets-county-board-member-jim-kearns/
— Two-Thirds of McHenry County Ballots Cast in 2016 Now in the Ballot Box, Plus Statistics for All Counties
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/27/two-thirds-of-mchenry-county-ballots-cast-in-2016-now-in-the-ballot-box/
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Releases Ad and McHenry County Farm Bureau Talk
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/27/underwood102720/
— Oberweis Robo-Call Last Night
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/27/oberweis-robo-call-last-night/
— An Endorsement of Steve Reick’s Re-Election to the State House
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/27/an-endorsement-of-steve-reicks-re-election-to-the-state-house/
— IL-6: Ives Greets Future Constituents in Cary
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/27/il-6-ives-greets-future-constituents-in-cary/
— John Reinert’s Algonquin 7 Precinct Letter
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/27/john-reinerts-algonquin-7-precinct-letter/
— Vandalism of Trump Billboards
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/27/message-of-the-day-vandalism/
— Franks Makes Anti-Kilbride Ad
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/27/franks-make-anti-kilbride-ad/
— County Board Member Lori Parrish Endorses Mike Buehler for County Board
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/27/lori-parrish-endorses-mike-buehler-for-county-board/
— McHenry County Health Department Expects State Crackdown Soon
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/26/mchenry-county-health-department-expects-state-crackdown-soon/
— Reick Mailing Attacks Sager
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/26/reick-mailing-attacks-sager/
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Reverses Course and Endorses Jack Franks Reelection
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/26/underwoodfarmpac2/
— Over 70,000 Have Voted in McHenry County Already with 2016 Numbers
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/26/over-70000-have-voted-in-mchenry-county-already/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— UNITED STATES OF AMERICA VERSUS GOOGLE (DIERSEN: Google continues to refuse to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/10/united-states-of-america-versus-google.html

CAPITOL FAX
— More evidence that Tribune editorial board members don’t read their own newspaper
https://capitolfax.com/2020/10/28/more-evidence-that-tribune-editorial-board-members-dont-read-their-own-newspaper/
— Illinois High School Association defies governor
https://capitolfax.com/2020/10/28/ihsa-defies-governor/
— 6,110 new cases, 51 additional deaths, 2,861 hospitalized, 6.7 percent positivity rate – Springfield region one day away from mitigation mark
https://capitolfax.com/2020/10/28/6110-new-cases-51-additional-deaths-2861-hospitalized-67-percent-positivity-rate-springfield-region-one-day-away-from-mitigation-mark/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Cities burn regardless of who wins’: Police gearing up for widespread violence after election
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/oct/28/police-anticipate-widespread-violence-following-el/
— Cruz clashes with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: ‘Who the hell elected you?’ – Ryan Lovelace
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/oct/28/cruz-and-twitter-ceo-clash-over-crackdown-anti-bid/

GOPUSA
— Wholly Expected Leftist Democrat Pre-Election Nightmare – Christopher G. Adamo
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=96958

BLAZE
— BLM protesters chant ‘Every city, every town, burn the precincts to the ground!’ as second night of Philadelphia riots erupt Not really a ‘peaceful’ protest – CARLOS GARCIA (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that if Democrats are not elected, Democrats will loot, riot, and burn everything down.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/philadelphia-blm-chant-police-violence

NEWSMAX
— Border Boss Morgan Predicts ‘Invasion’ Under Biden – Jason Devaney
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/border-mark-morgan-catch-and-release/2020/10/28/id/994097/

PATRIOT POST
— The Democrat Party of Division and Hate The Democrats’ primary political strategy has been, and remains, to foment division, creating fear, anger, and hate. – MARK ALEXANDER
https://patriotpost.us/alexander/74490

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— The Bad Year May Get A Whole Lot Worse In November and beyond, there is as much cause for worry as there is for hope. Whichever way it goes, we’ll be on the front lines.
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-bad-year-may-get-a-whole-lot-worse/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Ted Cruz Slams Twitter CEO for Censoring NY Post Biden Story: ‘Behaving as a Democratic Super PAC’ – ZACHARY EVAN
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/ted-cruz-tells-ceo-twitter-acting-as-democratic-super-pac-by-censoring-ny-post-biden-story/

POLITICO
— Social media’s ‘disparate impact’ on conservatives unfair trade practice, Lee says The Utah senator outlined how the Federal Trade Commission could challenge the tech giants’ content moderation policies — if the agency wanted to. – LEAH NYLEN
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/28/conservatives-social-media-tech-hearing-433323

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A conservative-hating conservative-hater says “Evidence of anti-conservative bias by platforms remains anecdotal.” Google continues to refuse to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/28/technology/evidence-of-anti-conservative-bias-by-platforms-remains-anecdotal.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Stock market slide muddles Trump’s economic message days before 2020 election Wednesday’s sell-off follows Monday’s sharp decline as the president tries to make a closing argument with voters. – Jeff Stein (DIERSEN: When Republican presidents are running for reelection, Democrats always to everything that they can to drive the stock market down.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/10/28/trump-stock-market-2020/

GM AUTHORITY
— General Motors CEO Mary Barra Says Company Has Capability To ‘Put Everyone In An EV’ – SAM MCEACHERN
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/10/general-motors-ceo-mary-barra-says-company-has-capability-to-put-everyone-in-an-ev/

October 27 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19: New Chicago restrictions announced by Pritzker as IL reports 4K coronavirus cases, 46 deaths Indoor dining banned, all bars & restaurants must close by 11 p.m. – Michelle Gallardo, Cate Cauguiran
https://abc7chicago.com/health/chicago-covid-19-mitigation-restrictions-take-effect-friday/7392854/
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS, ON COOK COUNTY, AND ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Unprecedented Black voter turnout predicted for 2020 election; motivated by current political climate – Craig Wall (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at Blacks that Republicans cause all their problems.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/black-voter-turnout-motivated-by-current-political-climate/7399217/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Jeanne Ives talks 6th congressional district race one week out from the election Jeanne Ives, candidate for U.S. Representative 6th District, talks about how the race is going just days out from the election.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/864608

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The Rev. Al Sharpton scheduled to attend vigil for Waukegan police shooting victims – CLIFFORD WARD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-sharpton-visit-waukegan-st-1027-20201026-tbtlp56w2feeth4sfywir5fa44-story.html
— Pritzker orders tougher restrictions for Chicago starting Friday. Lightfoot says she’ll try to change his mind. – JAMIE MUNKS, GREGORY PRATT and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-jb-pritzker-lake-mchenry-restrictions-20201027-yf525pmtvvai3lya6lczweb72u-story.html
— How Trump maneuvered his way out of trouble when his Chicago skyscraper proved a disappointment – DAVID ENRICH, RUSS BUETTNER, MIKE MCINTIRE AND SUSANNE CRAIG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-trump-tower-chicago-taxes-20201027-ot3vw4coonbhfaba4sucjeylg4-story.html
— Chicago election officials still looking to assign polling places for 7 precincts in the final stretch to Election Day – KELLI SMITH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-unassigned-precincts-election-20201027-t345ekej55drhhugo2vyd4ge44-story.html
— DuPage County Board OKs $2.5M in grant money to help struggling restaurants and bars – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-board-covid-money-restaurants-st-1028-20201027-nydhugjrtbc3lextg4wl3obknu-story.html
— COVID-19 numbers climbing at Naperville’s two school districts and North Central College, newest dashboard data shows – RAFAEL GUERRERO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-north-central-naperville-indian-prairie-covid-st-1028-20201028-vyf2lcd4yvfv3koxul66pbh6ym-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— How Illinois counts people in prisons to unfairly gerrymander the overall state vote. This inaccurate way of counting increases the electoral power of predominantly white districts that have prisons while reducing the power of majority Black and Brown districts. – Liliana Scales and DeAngelo Bester
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/10/27/21535340/how-illinois-counts-people-in-prisons-to-unfairly-gerrymander-the-overall-state-vote
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Control the virus and protect workers — and the American economy will roar back. Trump’s fantasy of restarting the economy to end the pandemic is exactly backward.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/10/27/21536810/pandemic-economy-tammy-duckworth-afl-cio-richard-trumka

DAILY HERALD
— Another 46 COVID-19 deaths in Illinois, 4,000 more infected – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201027/another-46-covid-19-deaths-in-illinois-4000-more-infected
— Chicago put on COVID-19 restrictions as hospitalizations soar; Lake, McHenry counties next? – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201027/chicago-put-on-covid-19-restrictions-as-hospitalizations-soar-lake-mchenry-counties-next
— Itasca mayor says village authorities won’t enforce ban on indoor dining – Trey Arline
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20201027/itasca-mayor-says-village-authorities-wont-enforce-ban-on-indoor-dining–
— DuPage could provide $2.5 million in virus relief for restaurants, bars – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20201027/dupage-could-provide-25-million-in-virus-relief-for-restaurants-bars

CRAIN’S CHICAGO PATCH
— Pritzker, Lightfoot trade barbs over COVID clampdown A long simmering feud between the two officials breaks out into the open with a fight over how to respond to soaring cases. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-lightfoot-trade-barbs-over-covid-clampdown

WREX
— Illinois Lt. Gov. Stratton says Barrett confirmation ‘mocks the honor and integrity’ of the nominating process – Andrew Carrigan
https://wrex.com/2020/10/27/illinois-lt-gov-stratton-says-barrett-confirmation-mocks-the-honor-and-integrity-of-the-nominating-process/

ILLINOIS PATCH
— Pandemic Slashes Gambling Revenue In Illinois Revenues are down more than $200 million for fiscal 2020.
https://patch.com/illinois/across-il/pandemic-slashes-gambling-revenue-illinois

DUPAGE COUNTY
— Record Voter Turnout in DuPage County – Over One-Third of Registered Voters have Cast Ballots
https://www.dupageco.org/Election/Election_Commission_News/2020/63671/

CENTER SQUARE
— Report explores Illinois political parties’ money advantage over individuals, businesses – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/report-explores-illinois-political-parties-money-advantage-over-individuals-businesses/article_bce38cf6-1881-11eb-8ab3-af122c1b2e93.html

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— NRCC POLL SHOWS KING CLOSING IN ON INCUMBENT DEMOCRAT CHERI BUSTOS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/10/nrcc-poll-shows-king-closing-in-on-incumbent-democrat-cheri-bustos.html
— DI LEO: IT’S TIME TO STOP LYING ABOUT TOM MORRISON AND OTHER GOP LAWMAKERS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/10/voters-buried-in-deceptive-campaign-ads.html
— OP-ED MARTY OZINGA: SPRINGFIELD SHOULD NOT BE TRUSTED WITH MORE TAXES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/10/op-ed-marty-ozinga-springfield-should-not-be-trusted-with-more-taxes-.html
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP IN WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/10/wheres-weyermuller-with-president-trump-in-waukesha-wisconsin.html
— THORNER/O’NEIL: OUR CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC IS AT STAKE, THANKS TO EXPECTED VOTER FRAUD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/10/thorneroneil-our-constitutional-republic-is-at-stake-thanks-to-expected-voter-fraud.html
— TOP-DOWN WHITE PENITENCE IS SHAKING UP AND ROILING THE AMERICAN WORKPLACE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/10/top-down-white-penitence-is-shaking-up-and-roiling-the-american-workplace.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A white physician working in Raleigh, North Carolina, says he has participated in multiple diversity training exercises—including two in the last two years—without a fuss. But he was taken aback when his employer, Duke University Health System, said this summer it will roll out a comprehensive strategy to purge the last vestiges of racism from the workplace. The way it looks to him, Duke basically wants him to admit he’s a racist and repent. Like a growing number of organizations around the country responding to the death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement, Duke is adopting anti-racist advocacy as an organizational mission. That mission doesn’t mention time-honored workplace goals like color-blindness, meritocracy, or equal opportunity; instead, its target is the so-called complicity of America and its citizens in “structural racism,” “oppression,” and denialism.)

CAPITOL FAX
— Chicago appears to trigger IDPH mitigation with huge hospitalization growth, as statewide figures show 4,000 new cases, 46 additional deaths, 2,758 hospitalized and a 6.4 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/10/27/chicago-appears-to-trigger-idph-mitigation-with-huge-hospitalization-growth-as-statewide-figures-show-4000-new-cases-46-additional-deaths-2758-hospitalized-and-a-64-percent-positivity-rate/
— Kane County judge cites misinformation in restaurant TRO decision
https://capitolfax.com/2020/10/27/kane-county-judge-cites-misinformation-in-restaurant-tro-decision/
— Pritzker goes off on Amy Jacobson
https://capitolfax.com/2020/10/27/pritzker-goes-off-on-jacobson/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Facebook accused of abruptly quashing groups opposing Democratic governor of Illinois – James Varney
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/oct/27/facebook-accused-quashing-groups-opposing-jb-pritz/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Melania Trump makes solo return to campaign trail: Biden is a ‘socialist’ who will ‘destroy America’ – Michael Lee
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/melania-trump-makes-solo-return-to-campaign-trail-joe-biden-is-a-socialist-who-will-destroy-america

FOX NEWS
— WSJ op-ed asks if anti-Trump media would become an ‘instrument of state propaganda’ under Biden Baker’s column was headlined: ‘Media Watchdogs Aren’t Supposed to Guard Biden’ – Brian Flood
https://www.foxnews.com/media/wsj-anti-trump-mediastate-propaganda-joe-biden-admin

GOPUSA
— Twitter Continues Election Interference By Flagging Trump Tweets
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=96863
— From Deplorables To Chumps? Joe Biden Channels Hillary Clinton By Mocking Trump Supporters
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=96807

DAILY WIRE
— America Is Drowning In The Lies Of The Left – Dennis Prager
https://www.dailywire.com/news/prager-america-is-drowning-in-the-lies-of-the-left

NEWS BUSTERS
— Preparing to Censor Speech: Facebook Gears Up for US Election Unrest – Alexander Hall
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/alexander-hall/2020/10/26/preparing-censor-speech-facebook-gears-us-election-unrest

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Beware The ‘Mostly Peaceful’ Post-Election Revolution – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/beware-the-mostly-peaceful-post-election-revolution

NATIONAL REVIEW
— PA Governor Orders National Guardsmen to Philadelphia after Night of Rioting – ZACHARY EVANS
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/pennsylvania-governor-tom-wolf-orders-national-guardsmen-to-philadelphia-after-night-of-rioting/

EPOCH TIMES
— 30 Officers Injured During Riots in Philadelphia Following Death of Man Armed With Knife – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/30-officers-injured-during-riots-in-philadelphia-after-officer-involved-shooting-of-suspect-with-knife_3554434.html
— False History Taught in Schools Incites Children to Hate America – ELLA KIETLINSKA
https://www.theepochtimes.com/alex-newman-false-history-taught-in-schools-incites-kids-to-hate-america_3553516.html

NBC5
— Who are the Asian Americans still voting for Trump in spite of his ‘China virus’ rhetoric? Experts say a coalescence of cultural and historical baggage and the fragmented nature of Asian America have helped lead some groups to shift toward Trump. – Kimmy Yam
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/who-are-asian-americans-still-voting-trump-spite-his-china-n1244849

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “a failed response to the coronavirus pandemic that’s left 225,000 Americans dead, despite decades of preparation in Washington.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/administrations-pandemic-documentary/

USA TODAY
— Trump-led conservatives accuse Big Tech of election interference, escalate bias charges ahead of Senate showdown – Jessica Guynn
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/10/27/facebook-twitter-senate-hearing-republicans-make-censorship-accusations/3750041001/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-haters want even more censorship of conservatives.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/10/why-arent-facebooks-emergency-measures-used-all-the-time.html

October 26 Evening Edition

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— OUTSTANDING: Senate confirms Barrett to Supreme Court and adjourns until post-election session – Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/senate-confirms-barrett-to-supreme-court-adjourns-until-post-election-session

TOWNHALL
— OUTSTANDING: Senate Confirms Judge Barrett to Supreme Court – Reagan McCarthy
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/reaganmccarthy/2020/10/26/acb-confirmed-n2578685

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 4,729 coronavirus cases, 17 deaths; Mitigation restrictions announced for suburban Cook County  6 of 11 IL regions to have mitigations; long lines reported at drive-through testing sites – Michelle Gallardo and Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-needs-to-prepare-for-covid-storm-pritzker-says-/7360703/

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats focus on uniting minorities and LGBTQers against Republicans.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/10/25/latinx-lgbtq-immigrant-get-out-vote/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Indoor dining, bar service banned in suburban Cook County and Metro East The state imposed similar restrictions Friday on bars and restaurants in DuPage, Kane, Kankakee and Will counties. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/10/26/21534602/coronavirusindoor-dining-bar-service-ban-suburban-cook-county-metro-east

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to Supreme Court by deeply divided Senate – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-amy-coney-barrett-supreme-court-confirmation-20201026-kbqqctxllbbwfaqjb7nlgknmz4-story.html
— Suburban Cook County under tougher restrictions starting Wednesday; 4,729 new cases reported as seven-day average tops 4,500 for first time
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20201026-dzpwfztp3ncfhdvnc4grynfojm-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats shout at Latinos that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, and bigots who should be gotten rid of once and for all. Democrats see Latinos as being soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-latino-hispanic-vote-immigration-gutierrez-20201026-jmccxyhc6vcp7g4fpulq43rtui-story.html
— Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Board District 5 race: Candidates discuss issues, reasons why residents should choose them over their opponent
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-forest-preserve-board-district-5-1027-20201026-3g2nttj2gfgvdpjukgzcu5cutq-story.html
— WeatherTech, maker of car floor mats, switches gears to make COVID-19 face shields – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-biz-weathertech-floor-mat-face-shield-20201026-66xnq7q4mvh6bby2zokt6lpnai-story.html
— Where does Illinois early voting and vote-by-mail stand? Here is the latest data – CHAD YODER and JONATHON BERLIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-viz-early-voting-vote-by-mail-update-20201013-gmmyzmxuizfl7n2cxkwa3zxuhi-htmlstory.html
— The controversy over Illinois Supreme Court Justice Tom Kilbride – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-supreme-court-thomas-kilbride-20201026-pbg4hjrfzrcpdgpn5qpsyn6hpm-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Casten and Underwood dramatically outspent Ives and Oberweis in early October, records show – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201026/casten-and-underwood-dramatically-outspent-ives-and-oberweis-in-early-october-records-show
— U.S. Senate debate dives into racism, political corruption, lake levels and COVID-19 – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201025/senate-debate-dives-into-racism-political-corruption-lake-levels-and-covid-19

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Politics tops party loyalty in key state House race Why is a Democratic state House candidate on the same “team” in a campaign flyer as the GOP nominee for Cook County state’s attorney? – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/politics-tops-party-loyalty-key-state-house-race

RIVER BENDER
— In Wake of Identified Attempted Voter Fraud, Rep. Bourne Co-Sponsors Legislation to Improve Ballot Integrity
https://www.riverbender.com/articles/details/in-wake-of-identified-attempted-voter-fraud-rep-bourne-cosponsors-legislation-to-improve-ballot-integrity—–45386.cfm

FOX ILLINOIS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Champaign City Council discusses possibility of BLM Mural – Taylor Deckert
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/champaign-city-council-discusses-possibility-of-blm-mural

NPR ILLINOIS
— 11 Arrested In Clashes After Pro-Trump Convoy Passes Through NYC’s Times Square – BILL CHAPPELL (DIERSEN: What if a pro-Trump convoy passed through your downtown?)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/11-arrested-clashes-after-pro-trump-convoy-passes-through-nycs-times-square#stream/0

WREX
— OUTSTANDING: MAGA car parade passed through Rockford on Sunday – Erin Chapman
https://wrex.com/2020/10/25/maga-car-parade-passed-through-rockford-on-sunday/

ELMHURST PATCH
— Elmhurst Restaurant Says It’s Defying Governor’s Order Eatery says it made the decision after “careful consideration.” – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/elmhurst-restaurant-says-its-defying-governors-order

OAK LAWN PATCH
— OUTSTANDING: 9 Days Before Election, South Siders Show Their Love For Trump – Lorraine Swanson
https://news.yahoo.com/9-days-election-south-siders-084037764.html

BATAVIA PATCH
— Batavia Restaurants Warned For Indoor Service Amid Restrictions The eateries could face orders to disperse or misdemeanor charges if they continue serving customers inside, according to city notices. – Jason Addy
https://patch.com/illinois/batavia/batavia-restaurants-warned-over-indoor-service-amid-restrictions

NAPERVILLE PATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats focus on turning high school students into “good little Democrats” who are full of hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://patch.com/illinois/naperville/naperville-central-students-learn-how-promote-peace-unity-civil-rights-activists

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— DuPage County Clerk Acknowledges Issues With Voting Machines, Commits to Remedial Measures to Ensure Voters Accurately Informed, Not Misled
https://illinois.gop/category/news/
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: Following calls by voters and Republican Party officials, DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek is acknowledging an issue with DuPage County voting machines and has committed to several remedial measures requested by the ILGOP and others. Several voters reported that while reading the questions on the screen of the electronic voting machines at early voting locations in DuPage County, after 10 seconds, the machine would automatically highlight the candidate or question that occupied the first ballot position, which this year are the Democratic Party candidates. The technical issue is related to how the County’s voting machines comply with the ADA. “While all counties must adhere to ADA requirements while conducting their elections, we have not seen this occur in any other county in the State, where a candidate’s name would be automatically highlighted, as they were in DuPage,” said ILGOP Chairman Tim Schneider. “We brought these issues to the Clerk and appreciate the Clerk’s office taking these issues seriously.” The DuPage County Clerk has committed to place signage at each Early Voting site, to provide a hand out to each voter, and to place explanatory signage on each electronic voting machine used in Early Voting in DuPage County. While a technological fix is unavailable during the Early Voting period, the Clerk has committed to investigate whether a technological fix may address the issue for Election Day voting. Said Schneider, “We appreciate the Clerk taking these remedial measures to help avoid any voter confusion on these machines. It is obviously of the utmost importance that all voters have the chance to make an informed choice at the polls.”)

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— The Ultimate Shunning of Jack Franks: Wife Files for Divorce
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/26/the-ultimate-shunning-of-jack-franks-wife-files-for-divorce/
— Long-Time Local Tax Fighter Adds His Opposition to that of the Billionaires
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/26/long-time-local-tax-fighter-adds-his-opposition-to-that-of-the-billionaires/
— Franks Lying or Just Deceiving?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/26/franks-lying-or-just-deceiving/
— Mike Buehler Makes Second Mailing in Campaign for McHenry County Board Chairman
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/26/mike-buehler-makes-second-mailing-in-campaign-for-mchenry-county-board-chairman/
— Sheriff Bill Prim Says, “Vote No,” on Abolishing Coroner’s Office
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/26/sheriff-bill-prim-says-vote-no-on-abolishing-coroners-office/
— IL-17: District in Play as Incumbent Democrat Cheri Bustos Target of Super PAC
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/25/clf102520/
— Woodstock Precinct Committeeman’s (opps, Committeeperson’s) Letter to Voters
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/25/woodstock-precinct-committeemans-opps-committeepersons-letter-to-voters/
— Auditor Shannon Teresi’s Palm Card
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/25/auditor-shannon-teresis-palm-card/
— Franks and Sager Partner on Ad in Woodstock Independent, Buehler Counter Punches
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/25/franks-and-sager-partner-on-ad-in-woodstock-independent-buehler-counter-punches/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— PRITZKER DEMANDS MORE RESTAURANTS, BARS TO SERVE OUTSIDE ONLY AGAIN – DESPITE SNOWY WEATHER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/10/pritzker-demands-more-restaurants-bars-to-serve-outside-only-again-despite-snowy-weather.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Third House Republican reveals positive COVID-19 test result since October 15
https://capitolfax.com/2020/10/26/third-house-republican-reveals-positive-covid-19-test-result-since-october-15/
— 4,729 new cases, 17 additional deaths, 2,638 hospitalized, 6.3 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/10/26/4729-new-cases-17-additional-deaths-2638-hospitalized-63-percent-positivity-rate/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/10/26/covid-19-roundup-54/

FOX NEWS
— CNN report accuses conservatives of ‘discrediting’ Big Tech, ignores Twitter suppression of New York Post Brian Fung Sunday report blasted by critics as Facebook, Twitter CEOs set to appear before Senate – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
https://www.foxnews.com/media/cnn-report-accuses-conservatives-of-discrediting-big-tech

GOPUSA
— From Deplorables To Chumps? Joe Biden Channels Hillary Clinton By Mocking Trump Supporters
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=96807
— Jews For Trump Convoy Attacked On Its Way Through NYC
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=96811
— Be Prepared: Vote-Counting Process Likely To Extend Way Beyond Election Night
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=96824
— Seattle LGBTQ Commission, In Close Vote, Calls On Mayor Jenny Durkan To Resign (DIERSEN: How much pressure is your mayor under to promote LGBTQ, that is, how much pressure is your mayor under to get rid of individuals, organizations, and companies that do not promote LGBTQ?)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=96789

BREITBART
— Donald Trump Slams Joe Biden’s Claim That ‘America Was an Idea’ – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2020/10/26/donald-trump-slams-joe-bidens-america-idea/

TOWNHALL
— Why the Tech Giants Censor Conservatives — and How to Stop Them – Bruce Abramson
https://townhall.com/columnists/bruceabramson/2020/10/26/why-the-tech-giants-censor-conservatives–and-how-to-stop-them-n2578778

FEDERALIST PAPERS
— Trump Targets Bureaucracy, Issues Executive Order To Hold Government Employees Accountable – Jack Davis (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that the federal government took adverse actions against me solely because I was an underperformer. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981. I served on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996. In Diersen v. GAO, I put into the court record all the performance appraisals that my GAO supervisors gave me 1980-1997.)
https://thefederalistpapers.org/us/trump-targets-bureaucracy-issues-executive-order-hold-government-employees-accountable

AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION ACTION
— 2020 Party Platform Comparison
https://afaaction.net/2020-party-platform-comparison/

PATRIOT POST
— Confronting Our Social Media Accusers Our pre-election encounter with Facebook’s rogue “fact-checkers.” – ANDREW CULPER (DIERSEN: What if Facebook hired me to be a fact checker? While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year, I increasingly worked as a referencer, that is, as a fact checker. That work required assuring the accuracy and support for each and every word, number, table, graph, chart, conclusion, opinion, and recommendation in GAO reports. I worked for IRS 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year. My other fact checking qualifications include my becoming a Forensic Accountant in 1997, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, licensed CPA in 1981, Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, and CPA in 1979.)
https://patriotpost.us/articles/74399-confronting-our-social-media-accusers-2020-10-26

THE HILL
— Public transit faces uncertain future after pandemic – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/policy/transportation/522702-public-transit-faces-uncertain-future-after-pandemic

CNBC
— Trump claims the worsening U.S. coronavirus outbreak is a ‘Fake News Media Conspiracy’ – Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/26/coronavirus-trump-claims-the-worsening-us-outbreak-is-a-fake-news-media-conspiracy-even-as-hospitalizations-rise.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats paint George Floyd as being a typical Black man.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/george-floyd-america/policing/

NEWSWEEK
— Guns Sales Break Records With Gun Control Legislation Likely If Democrats Win – SCOTT REEVES
https://www.newsweek.com/guns-sales-break-records-gun-control-legislation-likely-if-democrats-win-1542220

October 25 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 today: IL reports 4,062 coronavirus cases, 24 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-4062-coronavirus-cases-24-deaths/7333933/
— Coronavirus surge: US reports second-highest day of COVID cases. The highest day was Friday Social gatherings and family events moving indoors to avoid the colder weather is largely to blame for the high rates of spread. – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/health/us-sees-second-highest-day-of-covid-cases-ever/7330111/
— White House chief of staff Mark Meadows says ‘we’re not going to control the pandemic’ “Because it is a contagious virus just like the flu.” – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/white-house-chief-of-staff-were-not-going-to-control-the-pandemic/7334449/

NBC5
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Election Could Stoke US Marijuana Market, Sway Congress The cannabis initiatives will draw voters to the polls who could influence other races – Michael R. Blood (DIERSEN: To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/election-could-stoke-us-marijuana-market-sway-congress/2359004/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Man sets fire to ballot box in Boston, destroying 35 ballots – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/man-sets-fire-to-ballot-box-in-boston-destroying-35-ballots

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems’ advantage – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-election-early-voting-republicans-20201025-xxsrzcdkgzbejdxrpisvzgxj6m-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled conservative-hating conservative haters say “Conservative news sites are misleading millions of readers.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-conservative-media-voter-fraud-misinformation-20201025-igkbg6qbpraufboetf7pxq6o74-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Republicans say DuPage County voting machines give Democrats an advantage – Charles Keeshan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201025/republicans-say-dupage-county-voting-machines-give-democrats-an-advantage
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Nonetheless, Republican leaders remained skeptical over the weekend. Zay said Sunday he believes the clerk’s office can find another way to assist disabled voters, and Republican state Rep. Grant Wehrli of Naperville, who is running for reelection to his 41st District House seat, threatened legal action in a tweet Saturday. “Good grief. This is happening on every voting touch screen in DuPage County. They highlight vote yes for the tax hike and EVERY Madigan backed candidate,” he wrote. “Litigation forthcoming.”)
— Medical professionals push back after Trump says COVID-19 cases are inflated to ‘get more money’ – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201025/medical-professionals-push-back-after-trump-says-covid-19-cases-are-inflated-to-get-more-money

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Number of publications linked to former Springfield reporter Brian Timpone balloons; Trump and LaHood – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/subscriber/20201025/bernard-schoenburg-number-of-publications-linked-to-former-springfield-reporter-balloons
— Rep. Tim Butler tests positive for COVID-19 – Brenden Moore
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20201024/rep-tim-butler-tests-positive-for-covid-19

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Trashed by fellow Democrats, Madigan still flush with cash – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-trashed-by-fellow-democrats-madigan-still-flush-with-cash/article_948d034a-20e1-541b-93bb-08484d9c2e6c.html

NORTHWEST INDIANA TIMES
— Foreign students show less zeal for US since Trump took over – AP (DIERSEN: Foreign students are citizens of foreign countries. Democrats shout at them, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, and even worse thing who should be gotten rid of once and for all. What percent of foreign students are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.nwitimes.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/foreign-students-show-less-zeal-for-us-since-trump-took-over/article_36d5e59e-d333-515b-abdf-fea0368b2eaa.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Senate Republicans Advance Barrett’s Supreme Court Nomination – BARBARA SPRUNT
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/senate-republicans-advance-barretts-supreme-court-nomination#stream/0
— How Donald Trump’s Presidency Has Changed The Media (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have tried to “change” me and “change” my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those who succeeded in ending my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship in 2012, my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership in 2011, my Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster service in 2010 and 2004, my Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee membership in 2007, and my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership in 2004. I would focus on those who unsuccessfully tried to get ICRC to censure me in 2006 for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those who stopped me from becoming MTRO’s Treasurer in 2004.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/how-donald-trumps-presidency-has-changed-media#stream/0

EPOCH TIMES
— New York Times’ 8-Month-Long ‘Investigation’ of The Epoch Times: Light on Facts, Heavy on Bias
https://www.theepochtimes.com/new-york-times-8-month-long-investigation-of-the-epoch-times-light-on-facts-heavy-on-bias_3487144.html

THE HILL
— US early voting hits 58.6 million, surpassing all of 2016 early and absentee voting – JOHN BOWDEN (DIERSEN: Yesterday and today, I hand-delivered the following door-to-door to all 60 homes in my precinct that have at least one Republican voter who had not yet voted: Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) “Republican Voter Guide,” sample ballot for my precinct, and a new joint Tim Whelan/Tim Elliott literature piece. Previously, I hand-delivering door-to-door the following to all 150 homes in my precinct a) that had at least one Republican or Independent voter and b) that had no Democrat yard signs: MTRO “Republican Cheat Sheet,” sample ballot, Illinois Family Institute Trump/Biden comparison piece, literature from the other 13 Republican candidates on the ballot in my precinct in contested races (Mark Curran, Jeanne Ives, Amy Grant, Christopher Kachiroubas, Robert Grogan, Richard Jorgensen, Babette Holder Youngberg, Timothy Elliott, Timothy Whelan, Ann Celine Walsh, Monique O’Toole, James McCluskey, and Richard Felice), and my GOPUSA Illinois business card. 900 of the aforesaid 2,400 pieces had to be folded to fit inside the envelopes provided by the DuPage County Republican Central Committee. The 150 envelopes had a) 358 mailing labels on them provided by the DuPage County Election Division, one for each individual Republican or Independent voter and b) my return address label.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/522705-us-early-voting-hits-586-million-surpassing-all-of-2016-early-and-absentee

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: By definition, you are not conservative or Republican if you vote for Biden.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/25/media/new-hampshire-union-leader-democrat-endorsement-joe-biden/index.html
— Pre-election voting surpasses all 2016 early ballots cast with 9 days left until Election Day – Adam Levy, Ethan Cohen and Liz Stark
https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/25/politics/pre-election-voting-surpasses-2016-early-ballots/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Over Democratic Fury, Republicans Push Barrett to Brink of Confirmation A near party-line vote on Sunday to cut off debate over Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination set up a final confirmation vote on Monday. – Nicholas Fandos
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/25/us/politics/amy-barrett-senate-vote.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters say that the Supreme Court’s “Legitimacy Is Now in Question.” My Democrat GAO superiors would have questioned the legitimacy of my promotion to GS-13 in 1986 when I was 38 years old if I had not a) worked for GAO for almost 7 years, b) became a licensed CPA in 1981, c) passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, d) earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, e) passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, f) earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and g) worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years at the GS-12, Step 1-5 levels.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/25/opinion/supreme-court-amy-coney-barrett.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Both Biden and Trump have questioned the other’s physical and mental fitness. Here’s what we know about their health. – Toluse Olorunnipa and Michael Kranish
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-biden-health-problems/2020/10/23/aa6390ac-13cd-11eb-ba42-ec6a580836ed_story.html

USA TODAY
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who slammed Trump, to become first African American cardinal – John Bacon
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2020/10/25/pope-names-new-cardinals-washington-dc-archbishop-wilton-gregory/6031842002/