November 22 Evening Edition

— Illinois COVID-19 Update: Testing ramps up as IL reports 10,012 new coronavirus cases, 76 deaths DuPage County works to expand testing; hospital bed availability in question – Jesse Kirsch

— Naperville Mayor Defends Decision to Attend Daughter’s Florida Wedding A social media photo showed the mayor and family members at the ceremony, with none of the family members wearing masks
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater glorifies and praises Chris Christie because Christie “Tells Trump to End Election Lawsuits, Calls His Legal Team National Embarrassment”

— After Overnight Fire Following Pandemic Shutdown And Looting Earlier This Year, Bronzeville Beauty Supply Store Owner Says He Might Be Done – Marissa Parra

— Trump campaign appeals dismissal of voter fraud claims in Pennsylvania – AP

— Trump team requests recount of Georgia’s presidential race – Aleksandra Bush and Sydney Kalich

— Newsmax, once a right-wing also-ran, is rising, and Trump approves – MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM AND JOHN KOBLIN
— Trump didn’t ask to ‘break the law’ or ‘interfere’ with election in White House meeting, Michigan legislator says – AP

— In Wisconsin recount, Trump challenges pile up, slow tally – AP

— Feds draw near Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan as key confidant weighs cooperation choice – JASON MEISNER AND RAY LONG

— Delays in Illinois FOID cards need to be resolved – Scott Reeder

— Stop the Steal Rally continues for a third week at the Capital – Sydney Dorner

— Trump Requests Georgia Recount, Meaning 5 Million Votes Will Be Tabulated A 3rd Time – STEPHEN FOWLER

— Illinois governor to isolate for a second time after another staffer tests positive for coronavirus

— Joliet Township Republican Caucus – D.M. Harris

— Illinois again reports daily COVID-19 cases at more than 10K – AP

— Georgia will conduct another presidential vote recount despite already officially certifying results – Chris Enloe

— Voting Data Analysis: Trump Got 10 Million More Votes Than in 2016 (DIERSEN: While Trump got only 127 votes in my precinct in 2016, he got 157 this year.)
— Trump Still Has Several Constitutional Paths to Victory, Dershowitz Says – JACK PHILLIPS
— Trump Lawyer Says New Lawsuits Will Be Filed in Georgia Soon: ‘Quite a Shock’ – JACK PHILLIPS

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Newsmax, Once a Right-Wing Also-Ran, Is Rising, and Trump Approves. A once-niche conservative cable network, owned by a longtime friend of the president, lures audiences by refusing to declare an electoral winner.”

— Trump’s campaign vows to appeal Pennsylvania lawsuit all the way to Supreme Court The federal judge wrote a blistering opinion against the Trump side – RICK SOBEY

— Student Test Scores Drop in Math Since Covid-19 Pandemic – Leslie Brody and Yoree Koh
— In Coronavirus Recession, the Out-of-Work Turn to GoFundMe More than $100 million pours in as people increasingly use website for help with groceries and rent – Ben Eisen

— Demand for concealed carry permits surges in Florida – Taylor Ashley

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.