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Six days from now, Wyomingites will be voting. As expected, the media is gaslighting as much as they can, trying to convince Republicans Liz Cheney, despite being 30 points behind Harriett Hageman, is really going to win! You can trust them; they’re the media! Cheney is not so confident:
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) claimed in a New York Times interview Sunday that she is still a Wyoming Republican even after allying herself with the Democrats on the partisan January 6 Committee, gun control measures, and globalist foreign policy.
‘If the cost of standing up for the Constitution is losing the House seat, then that’s a price I’m willing to pay,’ she said in the interview.
Wyoming Republicans will be collecting on that debt. Let us, gentle readers, review:
*Cheney has been excommunicated from the Wyoming Republican Party.
*She has been excommunicated from the House leadership.
*She is embracing the Party that called her father a Nazi and war criminal.
*She has called most of Wyoming “crazies,” by means of explanation for why she isn’t bothering to campaign in Wyoming. She’s not going to try to convince “crazies,” Liz tells them.
*Most of her campaign money comes from D/S/Cs from out of state.
*She doesn’t live in Wyoming.
*After saying she wouldn‘t ask D/S/Cs to switch their registration to vote for her in the Republican Primary, she did just that.
To find every SMM Cheney article, enter “liz cheney” in the SMM home page search bar. She also did this:
When a round of absentee ballot request forms landed in Wyoming mailboxes with Liz Cheney’s name on them, many people were alarmed enough to call their county clerk.
Absentee ballot request forms were sent to homes in every Wyoming county this week on Cheney’s behalf. The mailers were marked with a return address to the county clerk of their respective counties on one side, along with the words, printed in all-capital letters, ‘OFFICIAL ELECTION DOCUMENT ENCLOSED.’
On their other side, the documents featured the full request form to receive an absentee ballot.
A notation on the request-form side read ‘paid for by Liz Cheney for Wyoming.’
A slew of residents who called Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese were ‘upset about it,’ Freese told Cowboy State Daily on Friday. ‘They didn’t like it at all that (the mailer) was sent to them.’
Yes, that cheap political trick was legal, not that the “crazies” appreciated it:
Although her official address was provided on the back side of the mailer, Freese announced Wednesday that she did not orchestrate the mail-out of absentee ballot requests.
‘THESE ARE NOT BEING SENT TO YOU BY THE FREMONT COUNTY CLERK’S ELECTION OFFICE,’ wrote Freese’s office in all-capital letters on a press release.
Candidates can receive a list of voters for any area they wish to reach, Freese continued in the announcement, adding that the mailer is not requiring them to vote as absentees.
‘It appears that this mailing is being sent by a candidate and you certainly do NOT have to vote absentee,’ the statement continues.
In her own interview with Cowboy State Daily, Freese said the mailers seemed ‘misleading’ to many.
What’s going on here? Cheney is attempting to trick voters into thinking the counties are sending these out, perhaps officially telling them they must vote absentee, and should vote for Cheney. Cheney is also likely trying to get people to request absentee ballots and with thousands floating around, use them to send in illegal votes. Imagine Bessie Smith showing up on election day, only to find she’s already voted absentee. There would be no way to take back those absentee votes, so Bessie’s vote would be diluted. This is not the tactic of a confident candidate, and certainly not the tactic of one who is fighting for the Constitution. The Wyoming Secretary of State was not amused:
The Wyoming Secretary of State last week cautioned the Cheney campaign against using ‘official election’ language on campaign literature after her campaign funded a mass mailing of absentee ballot request forms throughout Wyoming.
‘We did have contact with (the Cheney campaign) last week just to let them know we were receiving calls and to caution them against using ‘official election’ language on the mailers,’ said Monique Meese, spokeswoman for Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Buchanan, in a Monday email to Cowboy State Daily.
‘Some recipients thought that (the mailers) came from the Secretary of State or the County Clerk,’ Meese added.
Good for Buchanan. This is not going to be good for Cheney:
In another unprecedented move in Wyoming politics, a pair of U.S. House Democrats are asking Wyoming Democrats to ‘temporarily’ change their party affiliation so they can vote for U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney in the Aug. 16 Republican primary.
In a Facebook ad campaign that started Friday, U.S. Reps. Dean Phillips, D-Minn. and Tom Malinowski, D-N.J. urged voters to support the congresswoman who has taken former President Donald Trump head-on.
‘Now you might be a little surprised that I’d be supporting Liz Cheney in her bid to continue representing Wyoming in the U.S. House,’ Phillips says to the camera. ‘But principle must come before politics.’
Phillips goes on to say that no one has shown more ‘honor, integrity, and courage’ than Cheney and that their differences in policy are less important than the stand Cheney has taken.
‘So I ask you to please consider temporarily switching parties and voting for Liz Cheney,’ he said. ‘It will be sending a very clear message to Donald Trump and protecting our democracy,’ Phillips said.
D/S/Cs really do think we’re stupid. Wyomingites are convinced Cheney is not, in fact, supporting the Constitution, and she’s certainly not supporting Wyomingites, crazies that they are. Wyomingites are absolutely not impressed by D/S/Cs from New Jersey and Minnesota gaslighting them. Even Wyoming Democrat candidates aren’t fooled:
The three Democrats running for U.S. House in Wyoming are clear about their thoughts when it comes to U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney’s service: Wyoming deserves better. Although many Democrats have been offering support for Cheney, these candidates say recent actions aren’t enough to get their support.
Here are the comments of two of them:
‘Her voting record displays her voting with Trump,’ Lynnette Grey Bull said during a Wyoming PBS candidate forum Thursday night. ‘Wyoming deserves a better representation moving forward.’ [skip]
Steve Helling, the candidate with the most conservative platform in the Democratic primary field, criticized Cheney for the process used to assemble the Jan. 6 Committee. In her screening of the panel, Speaker of the House U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, R-Calif. rejected two Republican nominees to the board. In response, Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. to pull all five nominees he had offered.
‘This move was unprecedented,’ Helling, a Casper attorney, said. ‘There’s no due process, there’s no cross-examination.’
Here’s more on how Cheney’s fellow congressional Republicans see Cheney:
Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) campaign has found support among the famous, wealthy, and well-connected uniparty in the weeks leading to the August 16 primary against Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman.
The congresswoman professes to be a Republican. Yet the Wyoming Republican Party has ‘excommunicated’ Cheney from the state by no longer recognizing her as a Republican. Cheney has lost the support of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who have endorsed Hageman.
‘After spending time with Harriet, it is readily apparent she will always listen and prioritize the needs of her local communities and is focused on tackling our nation’s biggest problems,’ McCarthy told the Federalist in February. ‘I look forward to serving with Harriet for years to come.’
Many Wyoming voters identify with McCarthy. Some are wondering if Cheney has lost her mind. ‘I sit there watching the January 6 hearings and I think: ‘Have you lost your mind?’ one voter told the Financial Times. ‘This man [Trump] has every major institution going after him, from the media to the swamp in Washington, DC, and now to have one of his own party do the same thing?’
Folks in Wyoming are sensitive to abusive, unfair government tactics. They’re fair, hard-working people who make million dollar deals on a handshake. There are, however, folks who have an appreciation for the Uniparty and its tactics, like Bill Sniffin, publisher emeritus of Cowboy State Daily:
First, there is going to be unprecedented cross-over voting in Wyoming in the Aug. 16 Republican Primary. I earlier predicted 15,000 such voters. I reached out to some other knowledgeable Wyomingites with my speculation that maybe 30,000 might cross over. Literally nobody agreed with me on the higher number. Today, I think that higher number might be in reach.
Sniffin appear to be grasping at straws:
Election day is drawing near. And this campaign is nearing its end. Right now, it looks like a dead heat to me with Hageman seemingly losing momentum because of voter apathy. And I see Cheney quietly gaining ground, thanks to crossover voting.
While the number of new Wyoming voters grew by about 2,000 last month, the Republican Party gained 7,000, according to official voter statistics.
On July 1 there were 200,579 registered Republicans in Wyoming, comprising just over 71% of the whole. One month later on Aug. 1 there were 207,674 Republicans registered, for nearly 73% of the total voter registry, according to voter data published each month by the Wyoming Secretary of State.
Democratic numbers continue to drop. There were 43,285 registered Democrats in the state on July 1. That was 15.3% of all voters. On Aug. 1 there were 39,753, or about 14%.
About 70% of Wyoming Republicans oppose Cheney. It would seem there aren’t nearly enough D/S/C votes, even if every one of them switches registration, to save Cheney, who doesn’t think she’s salvageable. Cheney also appears to think attacking Ron DeSantis is a move Wyoming Republicans will appreciate:
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., wouldn’t commit to throwing her weight behind Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis if he were the GOP presidential candidate in 2024 because of his similarities to former President Donald Trump.
‘I think that Ron DeSantis has lined himself up almost entirely with Donald Trump, and I think that’s very dangerous,’ Cheney said during an interview at a house party last week, according to the New York Times.
That whole putting America first thing is dangerous to “our democracy.”
Cheney, who faces an uphill climb to keep her seat in Congress during next week’s Wyoming primary election, said she ‘would find it very difficult’ to support DeSantis in a general election, but also brushed off talk that she would change parties.
‘I’m a Republican,’ she said during the interview, though she argued that the party ‘may not be’ salvageable in the short term because it is ‘very sick’ and ‘is continuing to drive itself in a ditch and I think it’s going to take several cycles if it can be healed.’
Wyoming Republicans don’t think Cheney is a Republican, and crazy as they are, they think salvaging the party involves throwing Cheney overboard.
It’s all a mess. She’s a mess. But at least she has confirmed what we’ve all long-suspected: her ‘crusade’ is not against President Trump, or even against Governor DeSantis; it’s against the American voters who elected Trump in a resounding rejection of her father’s neocon progressivism.
As Trump has said, D/S/Cs, and Cheney, are after Normal Americans; he’s just in the way. We end today with Harriett Hageman’s comments:
In Liz Cheney’s world, she’s the only one whose opinion matters – to the point where any competing points of view are not only discounted, but purposely suppressed and ignored. This is why all her preening over her self-described work to ‘protect the Constitution’ is landing with a loud thud in Wyoming. Our voters are smart enough to see what she’s up to, and protecting the Constitution isn’t it.
Take the link and read the whole thing. Hageman explains why the Jan. 6 Committee is a kangaroo court, led by Cheney:
Additionally, Cheney has repeatedly stated that her main goal for the committee is to make sure Trump ‘never gets near the Oval Office again.’ Someone should break it to her that it’s not her job to make that decision – to tell tens of millions of Americans who they can and cannot vote for in an election. It’s also not Congress’ role to play the prosecutor, judge, and jury. What they are doing is a violation of the separation of powers and it makes a mockery of the Constitution, the very document Cheney claims to be defending.
In fact, stepping on Constitutional rights has become a habit for Cheney, since she recently voted with Democrats for the Joe Biden-backed gun control bill, which infringes on the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. Red flag laws, for example, which were contained in the bill Cheney supported, can be easily abused to deny lawful gun rights to people, including men and women who serve courageously in our military.
I have been a constitutional attorney for over 30 years, fighting the overreach of the federal government and standing up for water, land, and property rights. I have fought to protect Wyoming, taking on and winning legal battles with the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Defending the constitutional rights of individuals is what I do, and when I look at Liz Cheney, I don’t see someone engaged in that same pursuit.
Hageman accurately explains why Wyomingites have Cheney’s number:
All Americans should agree that defending the Constitution is essential. However, when Liz Cheney claims that’s what she’s doing, it just isn’t so.
Final Thoughts: One of the very good things about Wyoming is it’s hard to cheat in elections. Wyomingites take election integrity seriously, and even when Democrats have control of local election machinery, they know they have to live with everyone in their communities, and their neighbors won’t take kindly to even the appearance of impropriety.
In only six days, the Crazies are going to make their sentiments known. Even Cheney appears to know what they’re going to say.
UPDATE, 08-11-22, 1350 MT: My, oh my:
Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman is leading Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) by 57 points among Republican voters likely to vote in the Wyoming GOP primary, Brian Harnisch, the director of the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC) stated on Thursday.
‘When looking only at residents who say they are Republican and likely voters in the primary, we actually see Hageman leading by roughly 50 points,’ the Wyoming pollster said about the August 16 primary race.
Harnisch’s poll found that Hageman has maintained her lead over Cheney by about 29 points when voters of all affiliations are in the mix. The poll sampled 562 likely Wyoming voters from all political affiliations from July 25-August 6 and has a four point margin of error.
‘Given the unique attention this race is receiving, and the accompanying increases in voter registration and potential party switching, we decided to field this survey to a random sample of all Wyoming residents on cell phones and landlines and work to identify likely voters in the GOP primary,’ Harnisch said.
‘This race is more about Liz Cheney than it is about Donald Trump,” Brad Coker, managing director of the polling firm Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy, stated about his polling data.
‘The big story is Liz Cheney is going to get beat,’ Coker added. ‘That’s a foregone conclusion.’
Wow. It appears Liz Cheney is right. She’s going to lose her seat in an oh-so-noble defense of the Constitution, which mandates Trump Derangement Syndrome. I’ll have to check, but I think that’s the 103rd Amendment…