Three Races Show Which Party REALLY Opposes The ‘Smooth Transition Of Power’

Written by Bill Thomas on November 14, 2018

The midterm election was held one week ago. Much has transpired over that time. The House of Representatives has flipped from Republican control to the Democrats. The Senate remains in Republican hands. A few governor’s mansions went from red to blue. It was a good night for the Democrats and not a “wash-out” for the Republicans. You’d think by now, one week later, we’d have all the results. We don’t. Big races in Georgia and Florida remain uncalled. How can that be? It’s simple. The Democrats refuse to accept the outcome of an election if they don’t win.

Let’s look at how this last week has unfolded. Exhibit one is in Arizona. On election night Rep. Martha McSally held a small lead over her opponent, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema. The ballots remaining to be cast were then examined. Over the next few days, McSally’s lead vanished. By the beginning of this week, she was trailing by 38,000 votes. McSally is a Republican, so what did she do? She conceded the race to her opponent. “Congrats to @kyrstensinema. I wish her success,” McSally tweeted from her official campaign account. “I’m grateful to all those who supported me in this journey. I’m inspired by Arizonans’ spirit and our state’s best days are ahead of us.”

It was a gracious move from one candidate to the other. That’s how the Republicans act when the votes go against them.

Exhibit two is in Georgia. This has been a complete joke. Brian Kemp, the Republican in the race, has led throughout the entire week. He continues to lead in vote count today by almost 60,000 votes. The conduct of Stacey Abrams, the Democrat in the race, has been nothing but contentious. Unlike Rep. McSally, grace plays no part in this race. Abrams hopes to find enough votes to count to bring Kemp’s total to under 50%. If she can manufacture those votes, then there will be another election and another chance to win. Though she claims to be fighting for democracy, it’s hard for me to see how that’s so. In a disheartening move, a Barack Obama appointed judge, Amy Totenberg, has ordered Georgia take steps to ensure provisional ballots aren’t improperly rejected and to wait until Friday to certify the results of the midterm elections that include an unsettled race for governor. It’s an unsettled race only because the Democrats refuse to accept the truth and an Obama judge enables them to do so.

If the situation in Georgia isn’t bad enough, we can just go a bit further south into Florida. Here the Democrats are pulling out all the stops to make sure that the will of the people is rejected. On election night in Florida Gov. Rick Scott pulled out a narrow win over Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Ron DeSantis edged Mayor Andrew Gillum. Both races were close and called very late. Since last week, though, election officials in Broward County have found all kinds of uncounted ballots. The Washington Times reported on November 11, 2018, “Miraculously for far-left gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum and entrenched liberal Sen. Bill Nelson, some 78,000 votes appeared in the office of Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes after election night was over.” The count of these “ballots” produced the Democrats’ desired outcome of a machine recount that still goes on. Both Scott and DeSantis still lead, and no recount in the history of Florida has made up the number of votes between them and their opponents, but we’ll just have to watch.

President Donald Trump called the vote-counting process in Florida a “disgrace” and he’s exactly right. Mike Huckabee nailed it in a Fox News appearance where he noted close electoral numbers in Florida are “not accidental” and accused certain counties of perpetrating voter fraud.

These three exhibits reveal for us the character of our political parties today. There is a party who acts maturely and displays grace and dignity in defeat. That would be the Republican party. There’s the other party, too. They are the party who, since 2016, have not accepted elections they didn’t win. The dubious Russian probe and endless attacks by the Deep State and Democrats happened to the Trump administration because they weren’t supposed to win. The Democrats couldn’t handle losing then and they can’t handle it now. They will try to invent enough votes to steal the elections in Georgia and Florida. That’s the new Democrat way.

Bill Thomas
Bill Thomas lives in Washington, Missouri and is a professor at St. Louis Christian College. He's also on staff at First Christian Church in Washington, Missouri. He's authored two novellas, From the Ashes and The Sixty-First Minute published by White Feather Press of MI and three Bible studies, Surrounded by Grace, The Critical Questions and More and The Road to Victory published by CSS Publishing of OH.