Iowa was called for President Donald Trump shortly after midnight giving him six electoral votes and taking him to 210 electoral votes in a tight race against former Vice President Joe Biden, according to Fox News.
It wasn’t the only win for Iowa. Republican incumbent Sen.Joni Ernst also held onto her seat against Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield. The race was one of the most expensive in the nation, according to the Associated Press.
Ernst got a big shout out from Ivanka Trump on Twitter too.
Shortly before midnight Trump took the buckeye state of Ohio giving him an important win against former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign that had vested time and effort in the state. Ohio has a significant 18 electoral count and the president led with 53% of the vote versus Biden’s 45% in unofficial results at 11:25 p.m. with about 5.5 million votes counted at the time, as reported earlier.
That’s a hugely significant percentage of voters and is setting the stage for similar wins across the nation late into the night. It also appears that the campaign’s push to conduct 14 rallies in three days across the most significant states is paying off in a big way.
Administration officials, along with Trump, his family and supporters are monitoring the returns from the White House on Election Day and it appears that it’s going to be a long night and even longer day tomorrow as the ballots are being counted.
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FBI punishing employees who attended Jan 6 rally by revoking security clearances
The official Twitter account of the GOP House Judiciary Committee released an alarming warning: “Whistleblowers alert that the FBI appears to be attempting to terminate the employment of employees who were engaged in protected First Amendment activity on January 6, 2021.”
#NEWS: Whistleblowers alert that the FBI appears to be attempting to terminate the employment of employees who were engaged in protected First Amendment activity on January 6, 2021.
The employees did not enter the United States Capitol and have not been charged with any crime. pic.twitter.com/0WCIOsg620
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) May 6, 2022
A letter from ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), to FBI Director Christopher Wray, addresses how several whistleblowers exposed the FBI of stripping employees of security clearances.
The letter cites claims of multiple whistleblowers who say the FBI has been purposely punishing those who attended then-president Donald Trump’s “Stop the Steal” rally on January 6, 2021, by revoking their clearances. Reportedly many of them did not even enter the U.S. Capitol.
“While FBI employees may not participate in partisan political campaigns, [they] do not give up their rights to engage in political speech activity,” wrote Jordan. “We have serious concerns that the FBI appears to be retaliating against employees for engaging in political speech disfavored by FBI leadership,” he added.
The primary whistleblower is described as a 20-year veteran of the FBI and U.S. military. Jordan believes the FBI’s actions could potentially result in the administrative extermination of the individuals’ employment because the FBI requires top-secret security clearances for majority of its employees.
Jordan has required that the FBI brief the committee on the security clearances matter by May 20.
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