March 20, 2024

— The headlines should be “Trump crushes Haley.” With 97% of the precincts reporting, Trump got 469,586 votes statewide while Haley got only 83,525. With 100% of the precincts reporting, Trump got 35,944 votes in DuPage County while Haley got only 10,702 and Trump got 5,517 votes in Milton Township while Haley got only 2,330. What does that say to the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization? What does that say to the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolution Committee? It says that Illinois Republican voters reject Haley’s anti-Trumpism and that they reject “Democrat Lite.” What does Trump want to see in the new RNC platform and in the new IRP platform? I am on the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee. – Dave Drersen
— How many cast Republican primary ballots in your precinct? How many votes did Trump and Haley get in your precinct? 128 (35%) of the 370 registered Republican voters in my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 59 in Wheaton cast Republican primary ballots. Trump got 86 votes while Haley got only32 votes. The rest of the races were uncontested. In those races, State’s Attorney Berlin was the high vote getter with 115. I got 109 votes. There is at least 1 registered Republican voter in 224 homes and 4 apartments in my precinct. – Dave Diersen
— Of course, for the November 5, 2024 general election, I want to help elect those candidates who won the Republican primary in my precinct. Those candidates are Donald Trump, John Booras, Amy Grant, Bob Berlin, Jaye Wang, Bob Grogan, Richard Jorgensen, Nicole Prater, Annette Corrigan, Jeff Caste, Kenton Skarin, Jason Helland, and John Costello. But according to my critics/opponents, I am far too conservative and my demographics are terrible, and because of that, the more that I do to help elect candidates in general elections, the fewer votes that those candidates will get. If you were me, how would you deal with that? My critics/opponents reject the personal responsibility, traditional marriage and 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. My critics/opponents had their operatives and their dupes end my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021. – Dave Diersen


— Local Elections The latest 2024 Illinois primary election results in national, state and local races.

— Election results: 2024 Illinois Primary
— ‘Bring Chicago Home’ proponents vow to fight on after ‘disappointing’ election

— 2024 Election results
— Hate-fille Trump-hating Trump-haters use Edgar to promote more hatred against Trump.

— Illinois Primary Election Results 2024

— With nearly 6,000 new migrants this year, CPS CEO pledges support as financial needs grow. CEO Pedro Martinez said he supports boosting bilingual education but said CPS needs city and state help. Advocates are pushing for greater investments. – Adriana Cardona-Maguigad

— Illinois Democratic and Republican presidential primary election results

— Illinois Election Results
— Trump nod helps Republican Bost beat Bailey downstate – Tina Sfondeles, Mohammad Samra, Mawa Iqbal
— Trump, Biden win Illinois primaries as they gear up for a rematch. Chicago voter turnout was at or near historic lows, likely a signal of either displeasure with the candidates or recognition the party nominees were predetermined. – Dave McKinney and Jon Seidel

— According to the DuPage County Election Division, write-in votes including those for Annette Corrigan’s DuPage County Board District 4 candidacy will be tabulated today.

— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of Republicans.

— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly push more pot.

— 2024 Illinois Primary Election Results

— How the Texas GOP has grown more and more conservative – Sergio Martínez-Beltrán (COMMENT: The Illinois GOP has grown less and less conservative. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. What does Trump have in store for the Illinois GOP?)

— Social Justice Groups Appeal City’s Decision To Block Democratic National Convention Protests. – Melody Mercado
— Democrat leaders want minorities to be pot pushers.

— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly use IVF to promote more hatred against Republicans.

— Morning briefing
— Afternoon roundup
— Mid-day roundup


— In Naples, Among the Nablidani

— DEI pushes a destructive message to schoolchildren: you’re either oppressed or an oppressor (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly shout that the more of the following that you are, the more oppressed that you are: minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or if your ancestors have not been in America for a long time. That is, Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly shout that the more of the following that you are, the more of an oppressor that you are: White, male, older, heterosexual, Protestant, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about the aforesaid. I would focus on RINO leaders in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)

— City of Chicago Commemorates National Abortion Providers Appreciation Day (COMMENT: Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more abortion.)


— Supreme Court allows Texas’ stiff anti-illegal immigration law to take effect – Stephen Dinan
— Republicans go all out to ban DEI mandates in medical schools – Kerry Picket (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years (Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997), Republican Presidents, Republican Senators, and Republican Representatives did virtually nothing to stop my Democrat superiors from using Affirmative Action and DEI to waste my career. Further, Gingrich did absolutely nothing to stop my Democrat GAO superiors from using his budget cuts to force me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. I should write a book about the aforesaid.)

— JD Vance, Jim Banks Move To Stop Colleges From Hiring Illegal Immigrants. ‘Left-wing college administrators want to transform their campuses into sanctuary cities,’ Vance says. – Joseph Simonson (COMMENT: How many illegals do the colleges near you employ?)

— Illegal Immigrants Leave US Hospitals With Billions In Unpaid Bills (COMMENT: Of course, American taxpayers end up paying for that.)

— Illinois Primary: MAGA v. MAGA State of the Union: “Trumpism without Trump” remains unviable in Illinois’s 12th Congressional District. – Jude Russo

— Supreme Court rules 6-3 to allow Texas to arrest and deport illegals – for now – Monica Showalter

— 66% Concerned Illegal Immigration Creates More Violent Crime – JOHN NOLTE (COMMENT: To come into a country illegally and/or to stay in a country illegally is to demonstrate gross disrespect for the rule of law, for that country, and for its citizens.)
— Survey Reveals ‘Only Half of New Yorkers Plan to Stay’ in Democrat-Run City – JOHN NOLTE (COMMENT: How much success have Democrat and RNO leaders had driving Republicans out of your county, your township, your municipality, and your precinct? I should write a book about the success that they have had driving Republicans out of DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, and my precinct. I would focus on those who had their operatives and their dupes end my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021.)

— Biden’s new border plan shows ‘I can’t do anything’ was always a lie – Mark Krikorian

— DEI or DIE?: Medical Schools Are Infected With Wokeism, Putting Patients at Risk – Anna Low (COMMENT: I should write a book about the tremendous harm that Affirmative Action and DEI have done to the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, and Wheaton Warrenville School District 200.)

— DeSantis: Haitians Who Illegally Arrive In Florida ‘Very Well’ Could Be Sent To Martha’s Vineyard – Ryan Saavedra
(FROM THE ARTICLE: DeSantis said that it was vital that the state of Florida interdict any vessel carrying illegal aliens before they hit the state’s shores because the state can’t push them back across the border like the state of Texas can since it borders Mexico. “We do have our transport program also that’s going to be operational,” DeSantis said. “So Haitians land in the Florida Keys, their next stop very well may be Martha’s Vineyard.”)

— Measles from Open Borders Puts American Children at Risk – Michael McManus

— More liberal cities, states ask private residences to house migrants amid overwhelming numbers. Officials encouraging residents to lend ‘helping hand’. – Adam Shaw (COMMENT: What about zoning laws?)
— The woke offer no solutions except resentment. Gutfeld says the only recourse is to try hard and do what works.
— Alabama lawmakers pass legislation that bans state funding of DEI, restricts teaching ‘divisive concepts’ The measure defines ‘divisive concepts’ as casting ‘fault, blame or bias’ to any race, religion, gender or nationality. – Landon Mion
— NY AG is ‘politically motivated,’ ‘not being reasonable’ in Trump case – Kellyanne Conway (COMMENT: All the many big adverse actions that my Democrat superiors in the federal government took against me were politically motivated.)
— Obama judge’s ruling on illegal immigrant’s gun rights helps the left ‘blur lines’ of citizenship: Rubio Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman of Northern Illinois ruled in favor of Heriberto Carbajal-Flores – Charles Creitz

— DEI Certificate Programs Proliferate: “Training a Cadre of Political Commissars” – William A. Jacobson (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of Republicans.)

— Human Traffickers Are Now Selling Access To Biden’s Migrant ‘Parole’ Program. – BRITTANY M. HUGHES
— Judge: Illegal Aliens Have 2nd Amendment Rights – Because Some British Loyalists Did – CRAIG BANNISTER

— Sen. Vance Pushes for Ban on Hiring Migrant Students on Campus – Fran Beyer (COMMENT: How many migrant students do the colleges near you employ? If the Park Forest Post Office had not employed me part-time 1966-1969, I would not have been able to a) pay for my UIC expenses 1966-1969, b) pay for my NIU expenses 1969-1970, c) buy a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, d) buy a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, or e) graduate debt-free from NIU with a bachelor’s degree in management and owning that Charger in 1970.)

— New York Slammed for ‘Mob Justice’ Over Potential Seizure of Trump’s Assets – Katie Pavlich


— The average bonus on Wall Street last year was $176,500. – AP (COMMENT: I should write a book about those who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned me the most as being grossly overpaid. I would focus on those a) who have less work experience than I have, b) who have less education than I have, c) who have no professional certifications or fewer than I have, and/or d) who have no professional certification like the one I have.)

— ‘A clear sign of a protest vote’: Trump’s election math problem evident in GOP primary results. (COMMENT: How many votes did Trump get compared to Haley in your precinct, municipality, township, and county? In my precinct, Trump got 86 and Haley got 32.)

— Nearly half of Haley voters in Ohio say they’d back Biden (COMMENT: How strongly will Haley voters work to defeat Trump, that is, how strongly will they work to reelect Biden? What do Haley voters think of you? I should write a book about Haley voters and what they think of me. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)

— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly crow about their success promoting abortion. Why are there so many unwanted pregnancies?

— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration. To come into a country illegally and/or to stay in a country illegally is to demonstrate gross disrespect for the rule of law, for that country, and for its citizens.

— Texas GOP chair Matt Rinaldi won’t seek reelection. Rinaldi’s three-year tenure as chair of the GOP saw vicious infighting and historic gains for the state’s far right. – ROBERT DOWNEN (COMMENT: I should write a book about how the Illinois Republican Party has become more and more and more “Democrat Lite,” that is, more and more and more anti-conservative, that is, more and more and more anti-Republican.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican Party of Texas Chair Matt Rinaldi announced Friday that he will not seek reelection, ending a three-year tenure that was marked by an escalating GOP civil war, white supremacy scandal and historic 2024 primary gains for the party’s right wing. “After almost three years serving as Chairman, traveling the state and spending many long nights on the road, it is time for me to focus on my obligations as a husband to my wife, Corley, and as a father to my six-year-old son, Rush,” Rinaldi said in a Friday afternoon statement. “I ran for State Chairman on a platform of growing the party, increasing its influence and making it one that effectively amplifies the voice of grassroots Republicans. I am happy to report we were successful on all accounts.” Rinaldi has chaired the Texas GOP since 2021, when he was elected by the party’s executive committee to replace outgoing Chair Allen West. He was then reelected by delegates of the 2022 state GOP convention. His announcement comes amid an ongoing civil war between the Texas GOP’s far-right and more moderate, but still deeply conservative, wings. Rinaldi has been a key player in that fight as chairman, often accusing more moderate Republicans such as House Speaker Dade Phelan of being insufficiently conservative. A staunch ally of the party’s far-right wing and its billionaire funders, Rinaldi was particularly active in the 2024 primary elections, in which a dark-red wave swept many House incumbents out of office. Rinaldi noted the outcomes of the 2024 primaries in his Friday announcement, calling it a “political earthquake” that elevated “grassroots members” above “lobbyists, office holders and corporate donors.” Rinaldi also vowed in his statement to help elect his successor at this year’s state GOP convention. Minutes after Rinaldi announced his retirement, Abraham George announced he would run for party chair. Rinaldi — as well as Attorney General Ken Paxton and other Rinaldi allies — then endorsed George, who lost in his 2024 primary to Rep. Candy Noble, R-Lucas, by 5 percentage points. George will now face current Texas GOP Vice Chair Dana Myers to lead the party. Reaction to Rinaldi’s announcement was mixed — and emblematic of the Texas GOP’s internal strife. Paxton called him “tremendous,” and Rep. Nate Schatzline, R-Fort Worth, praised Rinaldi for “helping reform the party” before urging Republicans to support George’s run for chair. Others said his departure is an opportunity for the Texas GOP to change course. “While I wish Matt all the best, make no mistake that this is a great and welcomed opportunity for us to elevate and elect a conservative leader who will be laser-focused on uniting all Republicans around our shared mission of defeating liberals up and down the ballot in every corner of the state,” Rep. Jeff Leach, a Plano Republican and Rinaldi nemesis, told The Texas Tribune. Leaders of the Texas Democratic Party also blasted Rinaldi in a Friday evening statement, accusing him of “plunging the party into the depths of MAGA extremism” and “leading the charge to defund public education, curtail voting rights and restrict reproductive healthcare decisions for Texans.” Rinaldi served two terms in the House representing HD 115, north of Dallas, before losing in the 2018 general election to Rep. Julie Johnson, D-Farmers Branch. As a legislator, he was a reliable ally of the state’s far right and Tim Dunn and Farris Wilks, two West Texas oil billionaires who also bankrolled Rinaldi’s career in the House. Rinaldi was perhaps best known for calling immigration authorities on protesters during a House proceeding on a bill that cracked down on so-called “sanctuary cities.” As party chair, Rinaldi routinely amplified attacks against Phelan and other more-moderate members, castigating the speaker for allowing Democrats to chair a handful of House committees and accusing him of being drunk while presiding over House business last year. He also offered key support to Paxton during last year’s impeachment proceedings, and blasted Phelan and other House Republicans in the wake of Paxton’s acquittal by the Texas Senate. As the civil war escalated in the last months of 2023, some in the Texas GOP worried that Rinaldi had made the party too reliant on contributions from Dunn and Wilks. Rinaldi’s decision to endorse and campaign for challengers to fellow Republicans during this year’s primaries also drew the ire of some in the Texas GOP who said party leaders should be more neutral. Tensions over Rinaldi’s chairmanship came to a head late last year, following a scandal involving white supremacists and antisemites in the Texas GOP. In October, The Texas Tribune reported that Jonathan Stickland, then the leader of Dunn and Wilks’ main political action committee, Defend Texas Liberty, had hosted prominent white supremacist and Adolf Hitler admirer Nick Fuentes for several hours. Rinaldi was also spotted outside the office building while Fuentes was inside, but denied knowing he was there and said he would never meet with Fuentes. The meeting prompted Phelan and 60 other GOP House members to demand that fellow Republicans redirect donations from Defend Texas Liberty to pro-Israel charities. Roughly half of the Texas GOP’s executive committee also called on the party to cut ties with Defend Texas Liberty. Amid the scandal — and subsequent reporting by the Tribune that uncovered deeper ties between white supremacists and Defend Texas Liberty — Rinaldi routinely attacked the PAC’s critics, including Phelan. Earlier this year, the Tribune reported that Rinaldi was simultaneously working as an attorney for Wilks, one of Defend Texas Liberty’s two main funders. Responding to the scandals in November, the Texas GOP’s executive committee narrowly defeated a measure that would have banned the party from associating with Holocaust deniers, neo-Nazis and antisemites. Myers, the party’s VP who is running to replace Rinaldi, supported the measure. Rinaldi did not vote, but downplayed the need for it by saying that antisemitism was only a problem on the left. A watered-down version of the measure was adopted earlier this year. Dunn and Wilks meanwhile spun off a new political action committee, Texans United For a Conservative Majority, that backed a slate of successful candidates in the 2024 GOP primaries — giving the billionaires perhaps more power than ever over the Texas GOP and state Legislature.)

— Why Democrats Are Losing Their Grip on Latino Voters. The party’s lurch to the cultural left has hurt its standing with working-class Hispanics. – Jason L. Riley
— U.S. No Longer Ranks Among World’s 20 Happiest Countries – Clare Ansberry (COMMENT: Because Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly give those who have demographics that vote for Democrats more and more and more preference, why aren’t they happier?)

— Florida Could Fly Haitian Migrants To Martha’s Vineyard, DeSantis Warns – Sara Dorn

— According to my critics/opponents, I am far too conservative and my demographics are terrible. My critics/opponents have always stressed that to the candidates who win Republican primary elections in my precinct. My critics/opponents have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted at those candidates that the more that I do to help elect them in general elections, the fewer votes that they will get. I should write a book about those Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct who have lost elections and have blamed me and blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for their defeats.

— 62% OK With ‘Illegal’ to Describe Border-Crossers (COMMENT: Citizens of foreign countries who make false statements to seek parole, asylum, or refugee status in America are illegals.)

— Under the Democrats and under RINOs anticipate/expect ever-increasing pressure to speak/read/write Spanish.

Author: David Diersen

The opinions that I express in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are based on experience that I have gained doing many things since 1948. I base my opinions on what I learned a) working for the federal government for almost 30 years -- Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, and being a union member while I worked for the Post Office and IRS; b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; c) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions Committee, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004; d) attending the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 IRP State Conventions as a delegate; e) being the subject of a nasty 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine; f) pursing litigation including Diersen v. GAO and Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange; g) being married since 1978; h) living in Crete 1948-1972, in University Park 1972-1976, in Chicago 1976-1978, and in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978; and i) being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.