Election Day 2022

Date: November 8, 2022
Host: Jim Schneider
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Here’s a selection of election-related news items that Jim covered:

–Poll workers at a key voting location in Arizona’s Maricopa County announced this morning that voting machines at a polling station in Anthem were not working.

–A Georgia judge Monday agreed to have the ballot return deadline extended for about 1,000 Cobb County absentee voters who did not have their requested mail ballots sent out by election officials.

–As voters across Mercer County, New Jersey, head to the polls to cast their ballots, officials have announced their voting machines had gone down due to a “county-wide system outage.”  Authorities informed residents that they could still vote via standard ballot and insert their ballot into the emergency slot into the machine.  The question is: What happens after that?

–After President Joe Biden attacked state election reforms and asserted that democracy is on the ballot, his administration’s Justice Department announced Monday that it would be sending election observers to 24 states.

–The state of Florida is pushing back against federal government monitoring inside polling places saying it violates state law.

–Cyber security units from the National Guard activated in 14 U.S. states to help counter any threats to election officials’ networks ahead of, during, and following the mid-term election.

–President Joe Biden spoke at a rally in support of Governor Kathy Hochul of New York on Sunday.  Jim presented an audio clip from the president where he said, “Give me two more Democrats in the Senate, and we keep control of the House, we’re going to codify Roe v. Wade in January and make it the law of the land.”

–President Biden called it a day at 11:24am this morning with the White House saying there will be no more news coming out of the Oval Office.  The president has no public events on his schedule for the mid-terms despite saying that the elections will determine the future of democracy.

–On November 1st, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled that mail-in ballots sent in without the required date on the outer envelope must not be counted.  Guess what happened yesterday?  Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman’s campaign sued Pennsylvania’s election officials demanding that a federal judge order all mail-in ballots be counted regardless of whether they had been correctly filled out.

–ABC News preps the nation for red wave by claiming Republican candidates could appear to be leading even by large margins.  However, they claim those leads will dwindle or crumble completely after perceived dumps of votes are recorded by state election officials who count mail-in and absentee ballots in the days or even weeks following the election.

–5 states are voting for whether pre-born babies live or die.

After the presentation of these and other headlines, Jim asked listeners to answer the following question: What is compelling you to go to the polls and vote today?

Hear what your fellow listeners/voters had to say on this edition of Crosstalk!

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