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Trump Wins – The 2016 JewishPress.com Election Chat Room

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

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Trump Leads New Hampshire Hamlets, Clinton Leads Non-Voting Guam

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

In what is certainly going to be a very tight race for the White House, U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump was out early on Tuesday to cast his ballots at his designated polling station.

Voting began shortly after midnight in New Hampshire, a state where towns with fewer than 100 residents are allowed to start voting at midnight and then close again when everyone leaves to “go to bed.”

As every year, the first ballots were counted shortly after midnight in the tiny hamlets of Dixville Notch, Hart’s Location and Millsfield, New Hampshire.

In Dixville Notch, Clinton won double the amount of votes garnered by Trump, 4-2. The tiny hamlet is seen as a harbinger of things to come in America’s elections, and has been a predictor of the election outcomes since 1984.

In Hart’s Location, Clinton won 17 votes, Trump won 14, Gary Johnson won 3 and Bernie Sanders and John Kasich were both write-ins.

But in Millsfield, Trump won 16 votes, four times more than Clinton, who won only 4, and Bernie Sanders again was a write-in.

So in the first three hamlets of New Hampshire, Trump beat Clinton, 32-25.

In the tiny island of Guam, a U.S. territory, Clinton won a “straw poll” taken 15 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.

Historically Guam has correctly predicted the winner of America’s presidential elections for the past 30 years.

The “straw poll” is taken because Guam does not vote in the U.S. elections since it has no representation in the Electoral College, even though all of its voters are American citizens. Nevertheless, the island’s pick is seen as predictive of the U.S. electoral outcome.

On Guam, Clinton won 71.63 percent of the vote. Donald Trump received 24.16 percent, and Socialist candidate Soltysik, the third-party candidate on the ballot, received 4.22 percent.

The Trump team is also preparing for legal challenges they may want to file after the polls have closed.

In Nevada, attorneys for the Trump campaign filed legal briefs Monday night, asking for relief in case “the election of presidential electors from the State of Nevada is contested,” CNN reported.

The attorneys filed suit against Joe P. Gloria, the Clark County Registrar of Voters regarding his decision to keep the polls open “two hours beyond the designated closing time.” The lawsuit names polling sites with large minority populations. County spokesperson Dan Kulin told CNN that early voting stations processed voters who were in line at closing time to allow as many people as possible to vote. Trump attorneys requested an order to keep those early vote ballots separate from other ballots.

In Brooklyn, New York, meanwhile, the Board of Elections made a last-minute decision on Election Day to close one polling site and merge the voters’ list with that of another nearby polling station.

Confused voters in a tony residential area who went to cast their ballots before rushing off to work were unaware of the change until they arrived at the site. Many were frustrated and several told JewishPress.com they “didn’t have time to go to the other site, and just hoped they would be able to make it after work.”

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Israel Uncensored: Trump or Clinton, Who is Better for Israel? [audio]

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Josh takes to the streets of Jerusalem for “man on the street” interviews asking born Israelis, immigrants and some tourists in the Mamilla Mall, who they believe will be the better US president when it comes to Israel.Listen to what the people on the Jerusalem streets have to say on the matter. It may surprise you!

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

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Wikileaks: Chelsea Clinton Used Foundation Money to Pay for Wedding

Monday, November 7th, 2016

An email sent by former President Bill Clinton’s top aide, Doug Band, and hacked by Wikileaks among the 50,000 documents stolen from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta’s gmail account, complains about Chelsea Clinton using Clinton Foundation cash to pay for her wedding to Jewish investment banker Marc Mezvinsky, as well as living expenses and taxes on cash she took from her parents, the NY Post reported Sunday.

Chelsea married Mezvinsky in an interfaith ceremony in Rhinebeck, New York, on July 31, 2010. Mezvinsky is the son of former members of Congress Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky and Edward Mezvinsky, and was raised in the Conservative Jewish tradition. Following their wedding, the couple lived for three years in New York City’s Gramercy Park neighborhood, then bought a condominium in the NoMad district of Manhattan for $10.5 million. They have a daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, 2, and a son, Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky, born June 2016. The family just moved to the Flatiron District in Midtown Manhattan.

On Jan. 4, 2012, Doug Band sent an email to Podesta, saying, “The investigation into her getting paid for campaigning, using foundation resources for her wedding and life for a decade, taxes on money from her parents…. I hope that you will speak to her and end this. Once we go down this road….”

Band, who called Chelsea a “spoiled brat kid,” also told Podesta that Chelsea had told one of the Bush twins about money transfers from the Clinton Global Initiative to the Clinton Foundation. “The bush kid then told someone else who told an operative within the republican party,” Band lamented.

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Trump Rushed Offstage by Secret Service at Rally [video]

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Donald Trump was rushed off the stage by two of his Secret Service agents when a commotion in the front of the crowd made his Secret Service agents suspect someone had a gun.

Other secret service agents then entered the crowd and led someone out of the rally that was being held in Reno Nevada on November 5, 2016.

Afterwards, Trump returned to the stage and continued his speech.

Fox News reports that someone in the audience yelled “Gun” a few times, after seeing someone reach around his back towards his waistband, and that caused the commotion.

A person holding an anti-Trump sign was briefly detained.

No weapon was found in the audience.

Trump followers are claiming the person who was detained is on the Wikileaks list of DNC operatives.

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Trump Or Clinton?

Friday, November 4th, 2016

So who is better for Israel? Trump or Clinton?

The truth is that whoever is elected can be good or bad for Israel. It all depends on Israel. For example: Ronald Reagan, who opposed Israel bombing the nuclear reactor in Iraq – was he good for Israel? Probably. Why? Because Menachem Begin bombed the reactor despite America’s disapproval. Begin based the U.S.-Israel relationship on partnership more than on dependence and Reagan was ultimately considered good for Israel.

Is Barack Obama, who opposed Israel’s bombing of the Iranian nuclear installations, good for Israel? It doesn’t look that way. Why not? Because Binyamin Netanyahu surrendered to American pressure, did not bomb Iran, and based the U.S.-Israel relationship on dependence.

The U.S. reneged on its support for the Partition Plan, pressured Ben-Gurion not to declare Israel a state, and placed an embargo on weapons shipments to the Middle East (which would have been helpful mainly to the Jews). From then until the Six-Day War, American “aid” to Israel was negligible. So, was Truman good for Israel or bad for Israel? The answer is that he was good because Ben-Gurion ignored his opposition – and declared Israel a state nonetheless.

In 1956, the U.S. forced Israel to retreat from Sinai, which had been captured by the IDF in response to the terror attacks perpetrated against Israel under Egyptian auspices. The U.S. gave Israel its guarantee that if Egypt would ever block the strategic Straits of Tiran, the U.S. Navy would intervene. So was Eisenhower good for Israel or bad for Israel? The answer is that he was bad for Israel because Israel retreated.

When Egypt’s Naaser blockaded the Straits of Tiran prior to the Six-Day War, Levi Eshkol called Lyndon Johnson and reminded him of America’s commitment to come to Israel’s aid. “I can’t find my copy,” the U.S. president responded. So was Johnson good or bad for Israel? He was good because Israel went to war and re-conquered the entire Sinai. It also “mistakenly” bombed the U.S. spy ship Liberty, which was eavesdropping on Israel’s military communications. If Johnson had fulfilled the U.S. commitment, Israel would have remained an inconsequential banana republic – the complete opposite of the status it merited when it was forced to defend itself.

Israel fought the Six-Day War with French Mirage jets. When did all of that change? When Israel destroyed all of its enemies and conquered the Sinai, the Golan Heights, Jerusalem, and all Israeli territory west of the Jordan River. Then Israel metamorphosed from a burden to a strategic partner and American weapons and military and civilian aid began to flow.

So the question is not which candidate will be good for Israel, but which candidate will be good for the U.S. and the entire free world. And the answer to that question is whoever restores the original American message of liberty to the U.S. As for Israel? Any president who meets an Israeli leadership that is good for Israel will also be good for Israel.

Moshe Feiglin

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