In addition to the election for Presidential and vice presidential electors, Pennsylvanians will be electing candidates for several other important offices on Tuesday, November 8. There are conservatives on the ballot for most of these offices. Some of the contests are especially close.
This year, neither of the two major American parties nominated a conservative for President of the
Alas, the usually-conservative Republican Party nominated someone who,
in addition to being morally unfit and lacking in experience and knowledge, has
no reverence for the Founding Fathers and the Constitution, but instead has
authoritarian proclivities, is nativist and isolationist and supports the
dictator of the Russian Federation. I
have posted several times about the GOP nominee, Donald Trump.
Among other options for
conservatives to vote in good conscience, Evan McMullin is registered with the
Commonwealth as a write-in candidate, which means that write-in votes for him
for President will count for his appointed slate of presidential and vice
presidential Electors. He is bidding to
become the first non-major party candidate in 48 years whose Electors are
directly elected, as he is surging to the lead in Utah, at least. If no candidate receives a majority of the
votes in the Electoral College, then the House of Representatives elects the
President among the three candidates who received the most electoral votes,
voting by state delegation. In addition
to demonstrating a separation from conservatism and Trump and discouraging the
Republican Party from nominating someone who does not represent its
conservative platform, a large total of votes for the former Central
Intelligence Agency operative who fought terrorists might help to persuade
Pennsylvania’s Electors or those of others States to vote for McMullin instead
of the Republican nominee. As
Republicans are expected to retain a majority, or at least plurality (as some
States would be equally divided), of state delegations in the House, they may
decide to vote for McMullin, who was the former policy director of the U.S.
House Republican Caucus.
As one third of the seats of the U.S. Senate and every seat in the House of Representatives is up for election in this General Election, Pennsylvanians will be voting for one Senator and all 18 Representatives. Conservative, pro-life, pro-right-to-keep-and-bear-arms Republican Senator Pat Toomey is the upper chamber of Congress’ leading fiscal expert and advocate against wasteful spending. He has strongly opposed President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with the terrorist-sponsoring Iranian regime. Toomey’s opponent is his political opposite. The Democrats and liberal groups have targeted him for defeat because elections are usually close in
Pennsylvania and party control of the Senate may depend
upon the outcome of the Keystone State’s choice in this election, which has become the
most expensive in the Union. There are at least relatively conservative
Republican candidates for most of Pennsylvania’s
U.S. House seats. It is critical that
conservative Republicans be elected to both chambers of Congress in order for
the GOP to retain their majorities, which allows them to set the agenda, and to
be a check on the next possibly liberal Democratic President, as they have been
effectively doing for the last eight years.
The offices of Pennsylvania Attorney General, Auditor General and Treasurer are on the ballot statewide. There are conservative Republican candidates for each. After Attorney liberal Democratic General Kathleen Kane, who had been worked in the administration of former U.S. President Bill Clinton, resigned and was convicted of perjury, it is essential to restore integrity to that office.
legislature, the General Assembly, candidates for half the seats in the Senate
and all of the seats in the Houses of Representatives will be elected. It is necessary for conservative Republicans
to retain their majorities in both chambers, where they have been successful in
blocking liberal Democratic Governor Tom Wolf’s tax increases, among other
significant accomplishments. Although
these offices are at the bottom of the ballot, because state legislators
directly affect citizens in numerous ways, these offices are by no means of
In addition to offices, there is a statewide ballot question about which Pennsylvanians will be voting. There is a state constitutional referendum to increase the mandatory retirement age for judges from 70 to 75 years.
The polls in
are open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Pennsylvanians,
make plans today to vote on Tuesday for conservative candidates.