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You may have seen this news story from the other day:
"WASHINGTON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with an unsuccessful Republican candidate for a judgeship in Pennsylvania and threw out a lower court's ruling that had allowed the counting of mail-in ballots in the race that he had sought to exclude because voters neglected to write the date on them.
The justices vacated the ruling by the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as requested by David Ritter, who lost his 2021 bid for a spot on the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas to a Democratic rival by five votes after 257 absentee ballots without date notations were counted."
Yes! Justice is finally served and the state will have to follow their own laws!....wait, what?....
Acting Secretary Of State Issues Statement On SCOTUS Order On Undated Mail Ballots
Harrisburg, PA – Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman issued the following statement in response to today's U.S. Supreme Court order regarding undated mail ballots:
"Every county is expected to include undated ballots in their official returns for the Nov. 8 election, consistent with the Department of State's guidance. That guidance followed the most recent ruling of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court holding that both Pennsylvania and federal law prohibit excluding legal votes because the voter omitted an irrelevant date on the ballot return envelope.
"Today's order from the U.S. Supreme Court vacating the Third Circuit's decision on mootness grounds was not based on the merits of the issue and does not affect the prior decision of Commonwealth Court in any way. It provides no justification for counties to exclude ballots based on a minor omission, and we expect that counties will continue to comply with their obligation to count all legal votes."
Yes, you read that correctly. The Acting Secretary of State has unilaterally declared that she will ignore the US Supreme Court's order that she follow state election law. There's another term for that: state-sponsored election fraud. If you remember this very issue cost a local candidate her bid for a 2020 State Senator seat, Nicole Ziccarelli, in addition to David Ritter as mentioned above. TWICE now, the secretaries of state have ignored PA Election Code 1937 Act 320, Article XIII-D which states: "The elector shall then fill out, date and sign the declaration printed on such envelope." Fill out, DATE, and sign. Not doing so invalidates the ballot and must be thrown out. But Governor Wolf and his minions in the executive branch are blatantly declaring a federal ruling void. They do this because they know the federal Executive Branch has their back. This is outrageous, must be called out, and must be stopped.
We MUST outvote the fraud.
Join us on Thursday, December 16, from 6-8pm at Primanti Bros., Hampton, for our HTRC Christmas Party. Cash or check donations will be accepted to benefit North Hills Community Outreach. Soft drinks and appetizers will be provided! All are welcome! Hope to you see there!
A 2004 article in the International Socialist Review asked the question "Can the Left take over the Democratic Party?" It then went on to describe their strategy and the answer was..."yes."
The socialists within the Allegheny County Democratic Party have been simmering for years. Now, they're not even hiding it. A mutiny has formed, and they are gunning for the reins. The leftists on county council and in state government are trying to increase their foothold in the local municipalities. From Etna, to Brentwood, to Franklin Park, to Bethel Park, socialists have all been elected to local office. Without your help, it WILL come here. We need to unapologetically reject socialist, anti-American values here in Hampton.
Mail in voting.
Election day voting.
We don't care how you do, just get it done. Let's keep Hampton, Pennsylvania, and the United States the land of the free and home of the brave.
May 26, 2021, Hampton Township, Pa. — Hampton Township council honored longtime Councilmember, HTRC committeewoman, and community advocate Martha J. Hunkele at their regular meeting. In her honor, the community park playground was renamed the Martha J. Hunkele Community Playground. Councilmember Joe Dougherty gave a speech asking for the honor to be bestowed and was followed by Council President Mike Peters reading a proclamation renaming the playground. Mrs. Hunkele was in attendance with her husband, children, and grandchildren.
What a great honor for a great woman!
May 19, 2021, Harrisburg, Pa. — Voters in Pennsylvania have enacted two constitutional amendments that will limit a governor’s emergency powers in the first such popular referendum in the country, according to the Associated Press' Election Decision Editor.
This May, an amendment to the state constitution will be on the ballot, open to ALL voters including unaffiliated voters. The intent of the Amendment is to limit the governor's emergency powers and overreach. For more details, click the link below:
As a new president was sworn in today, we wanted to thank President Trump for 4 years of America First policies, deregulation, and foreign policy victories. It was truly remarkable to have a president who fought for America and all of her citizens.
Only a few hours into his presidency, President Biden has already signed executive orders to halt further construction of the border wall, lift restrictions on travel from terrorist-laden countries, put the US back into the job-killing and ineffective Paris Climate Accord (unconstitutional too, may we add), and revoked approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. The latter of which would have reduced carbon-emissions, as the oil now has to be transported via tanker trucks to their refineries. In addition, he reinstated the ability of the Census Bureau to count illegal aliens and non-citizens for representation purposes, as well as revoked the 1776 Commission Report. Fortunately, we were able to download it before they pulled it from the White House website.
This flurry of un-American actions serves as a loud warning shot that the progressive freight train is coming through. Fortunately, we can fight and serve our country right here at home.
With municipal and judicial elections coming up this year, we have a chance to stop the havoc that has been caused by progressive policies and judicial overreach. We saw this in the PA Supreme Court decision to declare Jim Brewster the victor, in opposition to the Pennsylvania law.
For those who want to help prevent election fraud, each of the 13 districts in Hampton have 1 Judge of Elections, 1 Majority Inspector, and 1 Minority Inspector up for election. We need good, solid conservatives who will help preserve our electoral process.
You can also serve by becoming a member or our committee. Several spots are still open to round out the maximum field of 26. The committee fields local conservative candidates, promotes conservative values, and helps campaign for local offices. For those who don't have time to donate, we always welcome monetary donations to help us in our battle for our Constitutional principles.
It's going to be a long four years if we don't make a major push to preserve our Constitutional values and freedoms. Stand with us today.
As the ballots continue to be counted statewide, Representative Lori Mizgorski was successfully re-elected for Pennsylvania Legislative District #30, comprising of Hampton Township, Richland Township, Shaler Township, O'Hara Township, and Fox Chapel. She bested her challenger, Progressive Democrat Lissa Geiger-Shulman, of Hampton, by a tally of 56.1% to 43.9%
Congratulations to Representative Mizgorski!
A longtime Hampton council member, Dick Dunlap just retired from council at the end of his last term, concluding Dec. 31, 2019. He returns to council, appointed by the current council, to serve out the 1st half of the term left open by the resignation of Martha Hunkele, who had herself just been voted back onto council. Ms. Hunkele is also a long-time council member as well as HTRC committee member. Mr. Dunlap will not be running for the remaining 2 years of the term, and thus we will be seeking interested candidates for the election to a 2 year term.
Proposed by far-left, Progressive Democrat County Council members Bethany Hallam and LIv Bennett, this bill would ban the use of less-than-lethal measures by police in the breaking up of riots. The measure failed 12-3, with Bennett, Hallam, and Democratic Socialist Anita Prizio (Fox Chapel, O'Hara, West Deer, Hampton, Shaler, et al) voting in favor of the measure.
"The dirty secret of our woke authoritarians is that they are the minority. You are the majority. It’s not that everybody hates you. It’s that millions of Americans are afraid to say that they agree with you. We have been silenced. And now is the time for the silence to be broken by one simple, powerful word, a word that has meant freedom since the beginning of time: No."
--Ben Shapiro, The Authoritarian Moment (p. 22).