Republicans must stop Pelosi’s steal of House seats in Iowa and New York

Dec. 4, 2020, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to attempts to overturn the outcomes of the Iowa 3rd Congressional District and New York’s 22nd Congressional Districts:

“It is outrageous that Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats are attempting to steal Republican-won House seats in Iowa and New York by refusing to seat the duly elected winners, Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Claudia Tenney. This is not the first time that Democrats have stolen seats in the House with the most notorious example being the 8th Congressional District in Indiana in 1984. But the simple fact is that the House of Representatives will be ungovernable for Pelosi without stealing those two seats, with only 222 Democrats currently. Pelosi has already been publicly berated by surviving members representing moderate to conservative districts for providing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her squad too much power. Now, AOC appears to have at least six total members who can impose their will on the House simply by refusing to pass any rule or bill that is not radical enough. Pelosi’s attempted two-seat steal is designed to provide her a cushion against AOC, and Republicans in Congress cannot let her get away with it.”

Attachments:

When The Dems Stole a House Seat in 1984, Los Angeles Times, May 11, 1997 at https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1997-05-11-mn-57795-story.html

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Georgia signature verification essential to legitimacy of election

Nov. 30, 2020, Fairfax, Va.–Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to complete signature verification of absentee mail-in ballots in accordance with Georgia state law:

“Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has an affirmative responsibility to ensure that the Georgia election results reflect the actual legal votes cast in Georgia for the presidential race. There is no way to certify the results  without allowing signature verification on mail-in absentee ballots in accordance with state law. In March, Raffensperger’s office entered into a consent decree that effectively nullified the ability to determine fraudulently filed mail-in ballots. Given the massive increase of mail-in ballots from 2020 compared to 2016, it is reasonable for the Georgia government to follow the written law in order to make certain that the Covid emergency was not used as a pretense for voter fraud. While we recognize that the consent decree was agreed to under stressful times, it is clear that the interest of the people of the state of Georgia demand signature verification with 100 percent scrutiny from both political parties to put concerns about the election’s outcome to rest.”

Attachments:

Fifth Request for Audit of Signatures on Absentee Ballot Applications and Ballot Return Envelopes for the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election in the State of Georgia, Trump campaign attorneys, Nov. 30, 2020 at https://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/11-30-2020-Letter-to-the-Hon.-Brad-Raffensperger-RE-Fifth-Request-for-Signature-Matching-Audit_1.pdf

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Overt fraud now commonplace and accepted!

Pennsylvania Needs to demand independent election audit

Fairfax, Va – Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning issued the following statement today in reaction to the Pennsylvania Secretary of State certifying the 2020 presidential election results in the state:

“It comes as no surprise that the Democrat who oversaw the Pennsylvania election, one of the most fraud-filled elections in American history, certified the results of that fraud without allowing the court cases to be adjudicated.  It is appalling that overt fraud has become common place and accepted in certain circles, but the American people deserve and demand that only legally cast votes be counted and that they be counted accurately.  The Commonwealth’s state legislature should immediately perform an independent election audit to ensure that Pennsylvania’s electoral votes are cast for the person who actually won the election.”  Electionauditnow.org

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Shame on CBS News

Americans want ‘real’ news

Fairfax, Va – Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning issued the following statement in response to the most recent fake news story from CBS News.

“CBS News should be ashamed of themselves for their demonstrably false story about the President’s legal team dropping their lawsuit on the certification of the Wayne County, Michigan election results.  The truth is that Wayne County agreed to decertify their results, which is exactly what the Trump lawyers sought. So, there was no reason to continue with the lawsuit.

“The inability of Walter Cronkite’s old network to come anywhere near the truth in their reporting is why legacy media is dying.  Americans want real news, not agenda driven blog sites hiding behind formerly distinguished banners and this report validates everything that Mayor Rudy Guiliani said about the media’s false reporting of the legal battle trying to ensure that only legally cast ballots are counted.

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Consent of the Governed at Stake

Fairfax, Va – President of Americans for Limited Government Rick Manning issued the following statement in reaction to the premature declaration of a presidential outcome by the media and other establishment organizations:

“Consent of the governed is a fundamental principle of America. When the people cannot trust the results of the election because of widespread voter fraud, our republic is threatened.

The single most important thing that can happen now is to have every single legal vote counted and every fraudulent vote cast thrown out. No matter who wins, all Americans lose if the legitimacy of this election is not confirmed.”

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President Trump was right on vaccine timing

Fairfax, Va – Pfizer and BioNTech announced today they have a vaccine that is more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 in participants without evidence of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection in the first interim efficacy analysis. Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning issued the following statement in reaction to the news:

“President Donald Trump was ridiculed and scoffed at by bureaucrats at the FDA when he repeatedly stated that a vaccine was nearing completion, possibly by election day.

“Today’s announcement by Pfizer Corporation that they have a vaccine that is 90% effective just six days past election day is proof that the President was right. What is alarming is that it is also proof that FDA officials, who knew that the President was telling the truth, instead chose to feed the lie that a vaccine was in the far distant future.

“This is exactly the swamp that the President has been taking on, fighting back using the media as their willing allies. It is also more evidence that President Trump’s Project Warp Speed was absolutely necessary to bring treatments, tests and vaccines to markets safely and rapidly rather than bowing to the public health bureaucrats, who would rather have people die than give up control over their fiefdoms.

“As you watch the stock market soar on the Pfizer news, America needs to give President Trump the thanks for not hiding in his basement, but instead fighting the bureaucracy to allow America’s best scientists the opportunity to develop medicines and vaccines that save hundreds of thousands of lives that would have been lost to the COVID virus.”

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Massive Fail in Michigan

Potential Biden Win Signals ‘permanent winter for Michigan workers’

Fairfax, Va – Reacting to the potential of a Joe Biden win in Michigan, Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning issued the following statement:

“Rarely in the history of the world do voters vote directly against their own economic interests, yet if Michigan election results hold up to valid concerns about fraud, that is exactly what the people of that once great state did. By voting for Joe Biden, they have effectively ended the internal combustion engine. A Biden administration will revive Obama fuel mandates that make conventional automobiles obsolete. Should Biden become president, the people of Michigan will discover what everyone already knows – electric vehicles don’t have many parts and America’s auto industry is really a parts manufacturing industry. And since the main and most expensive part of an electric vehicle is the battery, the people of Michigan should have noticed that those batteries are now made in China. They will ironically use technology developed under the Obama-Biden administration which China purchased for pennies on the dollar from the U.S.

“A Biden presidency would create a long, seemingly permanent winter for Michigan employers and workers. Too bad they didn’t figure that out earlier.”

Background: ALG praises end of California waiver on emissions

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ALG Calls for Justice Department Investigation into Voter Fraud

Given reports of widespread voter fraud in states that could determine the outcome of the presidential election, Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning issued the following statement:

“Americans have a right to be assured that every legally cast vote is counted. But they also have a right to be assured that illegally cast votes are rejected. In Detroit, Michigan a man who would be 118-years old, if he hadn’t died in 1984, voted by mail on September 19, 2020. As a Christian, I believe in resurrection, but I suspect this was not of God. In Pennsylvania, Philadelphia seems to have a never-ending supply of votes to cast. With the same being true in Atlanta, Georgia. It is time for the Department of Justice to intervene and if it is determined, as I suspect it will be, that vote manipulation has occurred, results from Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan and Georgia should be invalidated and a new election in those states help under federal jurisdiction. This is not unprecedented. It is important because America needs to know who the legitimately elected president of the United States is. The American people need to certain that their vote counted, win or lose.”

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ALG Praises Senators Cornyn, Menendez for Bipartisan Resolution Condemning China’s Human Rights Abuses

Fairfax, Va – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) this week introduced a bipartisan resolution to designate human rights abuses perpetrated by the People’s Republic of China against the Uyghur people and other ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) as genocide. The resolution would hold China accountable under the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and begin the process to coordinate an international response to bring these abuses to a halt.

They were joined by Sens. James Risch (R-ID), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR).

Americans for Limited Government president Rick Manning praised this resolution as the latest development in the growing movement to condemn China’s human rights abuses.

“Standing together against Communist China’s human rights abuses of its own citizens is a bipartisan issue,” Manning said. “All Americans should agree with. The resolution by Senators Robert Menendez and John Cornyn designating the abuses of the Uyghur people as genocide is evidence that when it comes to China and slave labor concentration camps, forced organ harvesting, and religious persecution, Americans are in complete agreement.

“Now it is time to do something more than complain,” concluded Manning. “I call on our leaders in Washington to take action to divest all federal and state resources from Chinese assets.”

Americans for Limited Government is part of a national coalition seeking to divest all state, federal, and private pension funds from Chinese companies, many of which are engaged in child and slave labor or pose a direct threat to U.S. national security.

Last month, the Department of Labor took steps to combat these exploitive labor practices by releasing its biennial list of goods produced under conditions of forced labor. China topped the list at 17 goods – four more than any other country. The list and the Department’s “Comply Chain” and “Sweat & Toil” smartphone apps, help governments, companies, and consumers fight back against abusive labor practices and, by doing so, protect individuals impressed into forced and child labor because of their religious beliefs.

In August, a top State Department official warned college and university governing boards served notice that the value of Chinese stocks and bonds are likely to be decline as a result of U.S. government action and that they should, therefore, divest from China.

In May, the Department of Labor halted all investing of federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) assets in Chinese companies. The TSP is a retirement savings and investment plan for federal employees and members of the uniformed services.

To learn more go to divestchinanow.org

Background:

Since 2017, the Chinese Communist Party has detained an estimated 1.8 million Turkic Muslims, mostly Uyghurs, in internment camps without due process. Detained Uyghurs are tortured, coerced to disavow their religious beliefs and cultural practices, compelled to work in forced labor programs, and, in some cases, raped, subjected to involuntary sterilization, and forced organ harvesting.

As a direct result of the CCP’s targeted population control campaign against Uyghurs, the birthrate of the Uyghur population in the XUAR plummeted by 24% from 2017 to 2018, with birthrates in the Uyghur majority regions of Hotan and Kashgar decreasing by more than 60% from 2015 to 2018. In 2018, 80 percent of all net added IUD placements in China (calculated as placements minus removals) were performed in Xinjiang, despite the fact that the region only makes up 1.8 percent of the nation’s population.

Nearly half a million Muslim children in Xinjiang have been forcibly removed from their families, placed in state-run boarding schools, and subjected to indoctrination and inhumane treatment. Between 2017 and 2019, an estimated 80,000 Uyghurs were forcibly transferred out of the XUAR to work in factories across China which has raised concerns of forced labor being used in global supply chains.

ALG to White House: ‘Divest China & Reform Civil Service’

Rick Manning Presses His Case with Trump

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government president Rick Manning is urging President Trump to take action on two of the group’s top policy priorities, divesting U.S. taxpayer dollars from China and reforming the federal workforce.

Manning, a former Department of Labor appointee under President George W. Bush, is pushing for reforms that would halt all taxpayer pensions from being invested in Chinese companies.

Manning is calling for the Labor Department to immediately impose transparency rules on private pensions and investments. In addition, he is calling on the Labor Department to divest all funds in non-transparent investments under the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), a federally chartered corporation designed to encourage voluntary private defined benefit pension plans .Third, Manning is pushing for federal employee defined benefit plans to divest from non-transparent assets as well.

Currently, Americans have an estimated $2.8 billion of PBGC assets in the MSCI Emerging Markets index, which includes about $800 million in China.

In a letter to President Trump this week, Manning wrote, “No President in our lifetimes has been tougher on China than you have been. Your administration has courageously and steadfastly taken on China’s many trade abuses, threats to national security and human rights abuses.”

Manning is also urging the White House to reform the federal civil service, a bloated bureaucracy that has allowed unproductive, incompetent, and outright lazy workers to stay on the government payroll for decades.

“Right now, it can take years just to terminate an employee with cause. In a modern workplace, that is simply ludicrous,” Manning said.

“With the federal government still working from home to a large extent, this is the perfect time to reevaluate the current structure of the civil service with an eye to modernization, flexibility and increasing efficiency,” he concluded.

For more:

Daily Torch, Sept. 16, Catherine Mortensen, Trump needs to clean house in a second term

Daily Torch, Oct. 1, Rick Manning, Advancing Liberty by Divesting from China