May 8 Evening Edition

— IL COVED Update: 1,729 COVID-19 cases, 22 deaths reported

— Illinois’ COVID-19 infection rate dips to lowest level since March. The state’s COVID-19 infection rate on Saturday dropped to the lowest it’s been in six weeks as the state prepares to continue easing restrictions. – Madeline Kenney

— Where suburban lawmakers hold sway under the state Capitol dome – JJ Bullock
— GOP delegates in Virginia to choose nominee for governor – AP
(DIERSEN: In Illinois, what if elected Republican township, ward, and precinct committeemen, instead of Republican primary voters, chose the party’s candidates?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Tens of thousands of Virginia Republicans, sometimes waiting in long lines of cars, cast ballots Saturday to choose nominees for governor and other statewide offices at a drive-thru nominating convention. The Republican Party held what it’s calling an ‘unassembled convention’ on Saturday to select its nominees in this year’s race for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. Republicans haven’t won a statewide race in Virginia since 2009. Because pandemic restrictions ban mass gatherings, delegates are casting ballots at nearly 40 polling sites across the state. More than 53,000 Virginians successfully pre-registered as delegates. GOP officials rejected applications from roughly 700 would-be delegates. Virginia is the only state with an open-seat gubernatorial contest this year, and the race will be closely watched as an early indicator of party strength heading into the 2022 congressional elections.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater uses Cheney to promote hatred against Trump.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats blame Republicans for all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.


— Trump to relaunch MAGA rallies, senior adviser says. Former president to hit the stump to campaign with 2022 Republican midterm candidates. – Valerie Richardson

— Biden Administration Flies Illegal Aliens Cross-Country: TSA Explains How
— Black Lives Matter, The Democrat Party, And Their Media Have Imposed Mob Rule
— White House Press Secretary Admits Telling Biden ‘Don’t Take Questions’ From The Media
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those major donors, political consultants, campaign managers, campaign staff members, campaign volunteers, etc. who have been the most successful in turning Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct against me.)

— Joe Biden Imports Replacement Migrants as Current Migrants Go Homeless – Neil Munro
— Establishment Media Still Fixated on Donald Trump Four Months After Office – WENDELL HUSEBO

— Lindsey Graham blasts corporations that bow down to leftist woke intimidation: ‘Have you lost your mind?’ – PAUL SACCA

— Survey: Nearly Half Of Voters Oppose Facebook’s Trump Ban – ASHLEY CARNAHAN
(DIERSEN: I should survey voters in Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton’s West District, and my precinct to see what percent favor/oppose those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that ban me and ban my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters.)

— Democrats Earmark Millions Of Dollars To Fund ‘Woke’ Pet Projects – Ashe Schow

— Rasmussen: 59% of Voters Say Social Media Operators Are Politically Biased – Craig Bannister
— Another One Bites the Dust: LifeSiteNews Says Facebook Deleted Page – Kayla Sargent
(DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want Facebook to delete my page.)

— Liz Cheney’s months-long effort to turn Republicans from Trump threatens her reelection and ambitions. She says it’s only beginning. – Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey, and Dan Lamothe
(DIERSEN: By logical extension, the goal of every Kinzinger-supporter has to be getting rid of everyone in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, and my precinct, including me, who they cannot turn into Trump-haters.)

— Black people must demand change from progressives failing on gun violence – Gianno Caldwell

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.