Leading in the Right Direction
Questions, Answers and Facts
Election “season” has begun. February 21st was the first day on which a Republican declared voter could cast a vote in the Presidential Preference Election. Some of our members have asked me why there are still so many candidates showing up on this ballot. I do not have the answer to that other than the county must have printed these ballots well in advance before candidates started dropping out. At this time, there are only two candidates running for president on the Republican ticket. Donald Trump and Nikki Haley. If you cast your vote for any other candidate, you are just throwing it away.
If you are an Early Voter who requested a mailed ballot, you should have received your ballot. The ballot envelope says you must mail it no later than 7 days prior to Election Day. That date only appears on the actual ballot. It is March 19th. Nowhere on this ballot or envelope does it tell you that you may take that ballot to a polling location. However the Maricopa County Elections website gives you drop off locations to which you may take your ballot. The nearest drop-off location for PebbleCreek is the Goodyear City Hall. Many people prefer to drop off their ballot rather than trust the post office delivery system. However, the choice is yours.
I would not presume to tell you for whom to vote, however I think it is important to know a few facts. Nikki Haley has received millions of dollars for her campaign from multi-millionaires, the Koch Brothers, enemies of Donald Trump. However, after her massive defeat in South Carolina, they have pulled all their money from her campaign. Much of her money has also come from Democrat donors who would rather see her on the ballot against Joe Biden (or whoever the Democrat candidate will be) as they know she cannot win the election. According to congressmen in her own state of South Carolina, Nikki has never finished anything she started. She did not finish her second term as governor of the state, and she didn’t finish her term as U.N. Ambassador. She is part of the old guard of establishment Republicans; she wants to increase the age for receiving Social Security benefits; and she supports the prosecution of the January 6 participants and of Donald Trump. She would not wage war on the three letter bureaucracies, DOJ, CIA, FBI, etc. but she is all in on continuing to fund Ukraine’s war.
Nikki breaks her promises. She promised to support Donald Trump until she didn’t. She promised not to run against Trump until she did. Her claim to be the best candidate is that she is the only woman (candidate in ‘heels’) and is the “brown” candidate. Such talk is pandering rather than policy driven. Haley remains in the race because of her big anti-Trump mega donors. Her hope is that Trump gets indicted and that she will be able to garner all the electoral votes. However her agenda does not reflect the will of the new Republican voter, as witnessed by her massive losses in all the recent primaries.
Whoever you choose, I hope you will all vote whether by mail or in person.
PebbleCreek Republican Club (PCRC) membership is open to all PebbleCreek residents. Individual dues are only $15/year, and they are payable on January 1. Occasionally, the Executive Board may extend an honorary membership to someone who does not reside in PebbleCreek.
The club has more than 650 members! We enthusiastically welcome new members. The club does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
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The meetings are held in the Tuscany Falls Ballroom on the first Thursday of the month. Social time begins at 6:30 PM with a no-host bar available, and the meeting starts at 7:00 PM, with complimentary refreshments provided. Members and guests are encouraged to stay after the meeting for further conversation.
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