(RepublicanWire.org) – Last week, Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake masterfully turned the tables on a reporter who thought he was asking her a gotcha question about accepting the results of an election.

“You feel like Joe Biden is dividing the country. Do you feel Donald Trump is doing the same by falsely telling people he won that election when he lost it?” the reporter asked.

“How does that divide the country? Questioning an election where there are obviously problems is dividing the country?” she asked. “Since when can we not ask questions about our elections? As a journalist for many years—I was a journalist after 2016 and I distinctly remember many people just like you, asking a lot of questions about the 2016 election results and nobody tried to shut you up.”

Lake was hardly finished tearing this reporter a new one.

“Nobody tried to tell Hillary Clinton to shut up. Nobody tried to tell Kamala Harris when she was questioning the legitimacy of these electronic voting machines to stop. We have freedom of speech in this country and you of all that people should appreciate that. You’re supposedly a journalist. You should appreciate that. So I don’t see how asking questions about an election where there were many problems is ‘dividing’ a country. What I do see divided a country is shutting people down, censoring people, canceling people, trying to destroy people’s lives when they do ask questions. Last I heard we still have the Constitution. It’s hanging by a thread thanks to some of the work some people in this area have done. But we’re going to save that Constitution and we’re going to bring back freedom of speech. And maybe someday you’ll thank us for that.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – Democrats face major losses in the upcoming midterms. Their only solution? Trying to pass a set of radical election bills that would make elections “free and fair”— i.e. make stopping voter fraud impossible.

Thankfully, that scheme failed. More than that, states are working overtime to ensure elections aren’t hijacked by cheaters.

Over the last year, numerous states passed laws to safeguard their elections. Democrats rioted, claiming basic measures were the same as “voter suppression.” Well, Democrats and Biden are going to be even more upset, when they learn what just happened in Arizona.

From The Epoch Times:

“A Republican majority of the Arizona Senate Committee on Government passed a slew of election integrity measures on Jan. 24, that they say will ensure future elections are secure and legal…

SB1120, which was approved on a 4–3 vote, would implement currency-grade ballot countermeasures to safeguard against fraud or forgery of ballots.”

Republicans in Arizona’s state Senate passed a variety of bills to prevent fraud and secure future elections. One of the measures would require ballots to have a “secure holographic foil” that would be hard to counterfeit—much like American currency. The goal, according to lawmakers, is to make it easier to vote, but harder to cheat.

Measures like this have been passed in numerous states since the 2020 Elections. Yet Democrats are outraged. They claim Republican majorities in these states are passing laws that make it harder for Americans to vote, particularly minorities. Joe Biden even said Georgia’s new laws are “Jim Crow 2.0.”

Yet nothing passed by state Republicans over the last year do anything to discourage Americans from voting. In fact, in some of these states, they expanded early voting to ensure more people can lawfully vote. The only people who should be upset with the new laws are those who want to vote without ID, want to forge ballots, or want to vote as someone else.

Now, who would want to do all that?

It’s pretty suspect that Democrats are opposed to common-sense measures to secure our elections. There is no reason why we can’t take steps to ensure that only registered voters can participate in our elections. A lack of voter integrity laws opens the door to all kinds of fraud, much like an open border allows all kinds of criminals to flood the country.

I guess Democrats aren’t that interested in security, except for securing their mansions?

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has a lot of experience dealing with Democrats’ dirty tricks. The latest dirty trick pulled by Texas Democrats is a disappearing act. To kill a vote on new election laws intended to keep the citizens of Texas safe from election interference and fraud, Democrat lawmakers absconded to Washington D.C. where they were safe from the threat of democracy in action. But the Texas governor says that Democrats who fled to block the vote will be arrested when they get home from their little stunt.

On Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle,” Abbott announced that “once they step back into the state they will be arrested and brought back to the Capitol and we will be conducting business.” The Texas House of Representatives can call for the arrests of their peers who act badly, but the arrests have to happen in the state. Texas can’t hunt them down in Washington and drag them home. So what happened? Newsmax reports:

Texas Democrats also took part in a walkout in May and successfully prevented an earlier version of the voting legislation from passing, Newsweek reported.

The Texas Democratic Party issued a statement saying that “In response to Republicans’ escalation of their attacks on voters, Democrats continue to hold the line.”

Democrats explained that after they “historically blocked Republicans’ anti-voter efforts in the spring legislative session, Abbott called an irregular extra legislative session in order to resurrect the anti-voter legislation – Republicans’ main hope of holding onto power in the 2022 election.”

But Abbot insisted that such tactics will not work, telling Fox that “We have special sessions that last 30 days. And the governor calls them, and I will continue calling special session after special session because over time it is going to continue until they step up to vote.”

Democrat state Rep. Chris Turner says that they “determined to kill this bill,” and vowed that he and his anti-American friends would continue to do anything it takes to stop Texas Republicans from protecting democracy.