November 3 Morning Edition

— 2020 Illinois election results by county, electoral college votes

— 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

— Firearm Sales Increase Drastically Amid Pandemic, Civil Unrest – Marissa Nelson

— 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.)

— Evanston mayor asks Northwestern to pay bill for protests as student groups push school to defund campus police – GENEVIEVE BOOKWALTER and ELYSSA CHERNEY
— Illinois election live updates: How the vote’s going Tuesday in the Chicago area
— With a surge in mail-in ballot requests, here’s what to expect on election night in Chicago’s suburbs – SARAH FREISHTAT

— 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
— 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
— 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.”
— 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
— Illinois 2020 Election Results
— 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

— 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.)

— When can Illinois expect election results? For some races, it could be weeks. – KELSEY LANDIS
— These voters can voice their opinion on breaking away from Chicago to form 51st state – MIKE KOZIATEK

— DuPage County expects to have a ‘good representation’ of vote results Tuesday night – JOSHUA WELGE

— 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.)

— Illinois election board to enforce COVID safety procedures election day

— 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.)

— 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.)

— COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to reach new second-wave highs – JERRY NOWICKI

— Illinois’ own COVID-19 data reveals the state’s coronavirus policy is upside down – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
— Illinois Media Again Joins National Media To Silence Major Story – Mark Glennon

— State Board of Elections advises media, voters that election night unofficial results may change significantly as mail ballots arrive through Nov. 17

— 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.)

— 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.)

— Kenosha, Wisconsin — Still Scarred by Black Lives Matter Riots, on Eve of Election – JOEL B. POLLAK
— 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.)
— 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.)

— DOJ Sending Personnel To Multiple Battleground States To Ensure Compliance With Voting Laws – JAKE DIMA
— Girl Scouts Have Been Cowed Into The Left’s Belief That Not All Women Deserve Respect – KAY JAMES

— 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.)
(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.”)

— 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 .)

— 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

— Law enforcement braces for unrest after Election Day – OLIVIA BEAVERS

— 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

— 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

— 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.?)
(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.)

— 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.)

— National Guard Readies for Election Day Deployment Communities are bracing for protests and potential violence. – Dave Philipps
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in promoting “High Joblessness, Virus Rates and Anxiety” and “a fundamental unease” to defeat Republican candidates.
— 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.
— 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.”

— States begin readying National Guard for potential election unrest – Alex Horton
— 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.)

— 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
— 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 and FINANCIAL DERIVATIVES Actions Needed to Protect the Financial System GAO/GGD-94-133 at . 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.)
— 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.)
— 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
— 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.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs see public charges as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, and RINO mayors blame Trump.
— How 2016 Electoral College Map Final Results Looked, and How It Could Change This Election – SEREN MORRIS

— How Do Your Political Views Compare To Those Of People Behind Bars? – NICOLE LEWIS

— Can a Disintegrating America Come Together? – Patrick J. Buchanan

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.