Election by Numbers: The Senate and Electoral College Edition

The latests numbers are in, and Dr. Stu was called in to deliver the tough news.

The Senate

"There are 36 Democratic senators that are locked in. They are not up for election," Stu said.

Of those up for reelection, nine are solidly Democrat. So Democrats have at least 45 seats locked in.

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"For the Republicans, they start off with 30 seats locked in absolutely. And we have a bunch here that are in the solid Republican category. In fact, 11 of them total, including Mike Lee, by the way, in case you were in Utah and didn't know that. He's up by 30 in the most recent poll," Stu said.

So before getting to leaners and toss-ups, we've got 45 Democrats and 41 Republicans locked in.

"Okay, that's not good," Glenn said.

"It's close," Co-host Pat Gray said.

"Very close," Stu agreed.

"I don't like it like this, guys," Glenn noted.

When Dr. Stu figured in those candidates who lean left and those who lean right, what did it look like? Republicans have a solid shot at 48 seats and Democrats have a solid shot at 47 seats.

"The toss-ups are Illinois. That one right now is leaning towards the Democrats," Stu said.

There's also Pennsylvania, Nevada, New Hampshire and North Carolina.

"To get to 50 seats with a Trump presidency, you'd need two of those of the five. And to get to 51 in the Clinton presidency, you'd need three of the five," Stu sadi.

"We need three. We need three," Pat said.

"Oh, my gosh. Come on," Glenn lamented.

General Election & the Electoral College

"Now, this is important. When you give people the polls and they're like, 'Oh, Clinton is ahead.' Forget about it. It depends on the states," Glenn said.

Essentially, the general election is 50 state elections, and the winning candidate must secure 270 electoral college votes.

"So we've broken them in the same way --- solid Democrat, leaning Democrat, toss-up, leaning Republican, solid Republican," Stu said.

Stu gave 224 solid electoral votes to Democrats and 90 solid electoral votes to Republicans.

"Ninety!" Pat exclaimed.

"What?" Jeffy asked in disbelief.

"224 to 90," Stu confirmed.

Glenn, at this point, had passed out on the couch.

"You know what, if this happens, here's what I'm hoping for, I am begging the Lord that this is the lowest voter turnout of all time, or that people on both sides vote third party so one of them wins with like 25 or 30 percent so there's no mandate. If she goes in and it's a huge record turnout and she wins with a big margin, we are screwed," Glenn said. "What the hell are we doing?"

"He's not ahead in Florida. He's not ahead in North Carolina. He's not ahead in Nevada," Stu said about Trump.

"The GOP should pull all their freaking money and pour it into the Senate and the House. Seriously, what are you doing?" Glenn said.

"Call me a black rain cloud, but, again, the picture isn't terrible in the Senate. You can save the Senate," Stu said.

"Right. You've got to save the Senate and the House," Glenn agreed.

For more details on toss-up predictions, listen to the entire segment below:

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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