LOOP: FL governor says Democrats are trying to steal election



2 COUNTIES STILL COUNTING   Gov. Rick Scott, R-FL filed a lawsuit against Broward County election officials for being in violation of the Florida Public Records Act by refusing to reveal how many electors voted, how many ballots have been canvassed, and how many ballots remain to be canvassed.  “I will not stand idly by while unethical liberals try to steal an election,” said Gov. Scott, who is a candidate in the Senate race in question.   READ
CONTROVERSIAL ELECTION OFFICIAL  The elections supervisor in Broward County, Brenda Snipes, has been previously convicted for illegally destroying paper ballots in the 2016 elections. READ
JUSTICE GINSBURG HOSPITALIZED  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg broke three ribs and was hospitalized after falling in her office Wednesday. She went home after the fall but she went to George Washington University hospital the next morning and “was admitted for observation and treatment,” according to the court’s statement. Appointed by President Clinton in 1993, Ginsburg is 85.  READ
MORE PRO-LIFE RULES  The Trump administration has proposed new pro-life regulations from the Department of Health and Human Services. The first change expands moral and religious exemptions to Obamacare’s contraception mandate. The second rule requires a separate monthly bill to customers who get abortion coverage to ensure that that the federal government doesn’t pay for abortions.   READ
TRUMP CHANGES ASYLUM RULES  The Trump administration said it would deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally. Under the new rules, migrants who enter the country at a port of entry are still able to apply for asylum. READ
DACA  The 9th Circuit upheld a nationwide injunction against President Trump’s proposed elimination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The action by the 9th Circuit likely increases the possibility that the Supreme Court will take up the case soon. READ
CHANGE IN TAX CODE?  President Trump signaled a willingness to increase the corporate tax rate to deliver a bipartisan middle-class tax cut. “I would be certainly willing to do a little bit of an adjustment,” said Trump. “I would love to see a tax cut for the middle class.”  READ
PELOSI’S AGENDA  Nancy Pelosi, expected to be elected Speaker of the House in January, says that gun control “will be a priority for us going into the next Congress.” READ
REPARATIONS FOR VICTIMS  Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia announces a fund to pay for assistance to victims of clerical sex abuse and that the money to fund this program would not come from Catholic Charities Appeal but from the sale of archdiocesan properties. “This reconciliation and reparations effort needs to be, and will be, independent of the Church.  Leaders in our community who have impeccable credentials will administer it,” said Chaput.  READ
SAINT OF THE DAY  As the cathedral church of the diocese of Rome, Saint John Lateran is the cathedral of the pope, the bishop of Rome. Long before the Vatican was constructed, Saint John Lateran was the home of the popes and the focal point for the Church. Saint Francis visited Pope Innocent at the Lateran Palace. READ
DAILY READINGS  “The waters of the river gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most High!” (Ps 46:2)  READ
WITNESS   Usually big families are ridiculed by our media or popular culture. But Chip and Joanna Gaines are not shy about celebrating life. On NBC’s Today, Joanna called her fifth child “a gift.” READ

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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.

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