November 26 Evening Edition

— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 12,022 new coronavirus cases, 131 deaths Illinois ties record for most COVID-19 deaths in a week set in mid-May
— Supreme Court rules against NY COVID-19 restrictions on houses of worship

— Trump supporters gather downtown, insist election isn’t over Anti-Trump activists also marched to Millennium Park, where they shouted down the president’s backers as “losers.” The president’s attempts to fight the election results in court keep getting shot down. – Tom Schuba
— Angry Trump promises rally in battleground state of Georgia – AP
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump and allies still refuse to admit election loss. Despite dozens of legal and procedural setbacks, Trump’s campaign keeps filing new challenges that have little hope of succeeding and making fresh, unfounded claims of fraud.”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Biden seeks unity as Trump stokes fading embers of campaign.”

— McHenry County vows not to prosecute bars, restaurants for serving indoors — but Pritzker asks prosecutor to ‘follow the law’ McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick D. Kenneally said that the mitigations rested on an executive order that he believes his office isn’t authorized to enforce. – David Struett

— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Health officials on Thanksgiving report 12,022 new confirmed and probable cases and 131 more deaths Thursday
— Today’s Republicans see conservatism as a mere tool – JONAH GOLDBERG
— Officials say Aurora finances ‘stable’ despite impact of pandemic – STEVE LORD

— DuPage County doubles gas tax – Scott C. Morgan
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump and allies still refuse election loss.”

— Five new COVID deaths, including woman in her 40s, reported in Kane County on Thanksgiving

— More questions than answers about LaSalle Veterans Home – Paul Schimpf

— US Supreme Court Upholds Freedom of Religion Clause – “Government is not free to disregard the First Amendment in times of crisis.” – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT

— Illinois approaches 12,000 deaths from COVID-19 – AP

— Trump says he will leave office if Electoral College votes for Biden President Trump: “It’s going to be a very hard thing to concede.” – Morgan Phillips

— Sidney Powell Suit Makes 30 Allegations in Bid to Invalidate Georgia Election Results – PETR SVAB
— Election Findings Could ‘Easily’ Overturn 3 States, Data Analyst Concludes – CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON
— Larry Elder: Race Politics Are Based on a False Narrative – ELLA KIETLINSKA AND JOSHUA PHILIPP

— Trump tweets Thanksgiving criticism of NFL QBs for kneeling – CAMERON JENKINS

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Unthankful Trump Refuses To Say If He Will Attend Biden Inauguration. “It’s going to be a very hard thing to concede,” the president said in combative remarks between a bevy of falsehoods.”

— Trump maintains election fraud, pledges travel to Georgia in first presser since election. Trump took aim at President-elect Joe Biden’s military positioning and the transition to a new commander-in-chief. – CRAIG HOWIE

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump’s baseless election fraud claims in Georgia turn Senate runoffs into a ‘high-wire act’ for Republicans.”
— Biden tries to spread calm, as some Democrats worry about his willingness to fight – Annie Linskey and Sean Sullivan

— Why Big-City Dominance Is a Problem for Democrats. Metro power comes with huge political and cultural drawbacks. – Derek Thompson

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.