Do YOU live in one of the 35 states that STILL has COVID-era voting laws?

Do YOU have faith in our electoral system? According to a recent glennbeck.com poll, 98 percent of respondents say they think that our electoral system is NOT reliable and does NOT elect the people's preferred candidate. This statistic is staggering and indicative of the impact the 2020 election has wrought on the nation's overall trust in this foundational institution of our republic.

On-air this week, Glenn and Stu discussed that states need to instill election integrity and credibility back into our electoral system by removing COVID-era absentee ballot laws that caused arguably the most contested election in US history. Regardless of your opinion regarding the integrity of the 2020 election outcome, states should not retain universal ballot laws that open the door to widespread voter fraud and distrust in the election outcome.

If there is any hope of reviving trust in our electoral system, these COVID-era absentee ballot laws HAVE to go...yet 35 of the states still have these laws. Seven states retain "all main elections" in which the government ships ballots to EVERY resident, regardless of whether or not they vote in person. 28 other states maintain "no excuse absentee ballot" laws, which have been proven to be problematic regarding election integrity.

If you live in one of the following 35 states, it’s time to call your representatives and demand that they remove these laws to re-establish election integrity.

California: All-Mail Elections

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Colorado: All-Mail Elections

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Hawaii: All-Mail Elections

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Nevada: All-Mail Elections

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Oregon: All-Mail Elections

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Utah: All-Mail Elections

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Washington: All-Mail Elections

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Alaska: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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Arizona: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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Florida: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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Georgia: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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Idaho: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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Illinois: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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Iowa: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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Kansas: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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Maine: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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Maryland: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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Massachusets: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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Michigan: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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Minnesota: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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Montana: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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Nebraska: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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New Jersey: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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New Mexico: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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North Carolina: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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North Dakota: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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Ohio: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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Oklahoma: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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Pennsylvania: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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Rhode Island: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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South Dakota: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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Vermont: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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Virginia: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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Wisconsin: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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Wyoming: No Excuse Absentee Ballot

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For over a decade, philosopher and energy expert Alex Epstein has predicted that any negative impacts of fossil fuel use on our climate will be outweighed by the unique benefits of fossil fuels to human flourishing--including their unrivaled ability to provide low-cost, reliable energy to billions of people around the world, especially the world’s poorest people.

What does the future hold? In Fossil Future, Epstein, applying his distinctive “human flourishing framework” to the latest evidence, comes to the shocking conclusion that the benefits of fossil fuels will continue to far outweigh their side effects—including climate impacts—for generations to come. The path to global human flourishing, Epstein argues, is a combination of using more fossil fuels, getting better at “climate mastery,” and establishing “energy freedom” policies that allow nuclear and other truly promising alternatives to reach their full long-term potential.

Today’s pervasive claims of imminent climate catastrophe and imminent renewable energy dominance, Epstein shows, are based on what he calls the “anti-impact framework”—a set of faulty methods, false assumptions, and anti-human values that have caused the media’s designated experts to make wildly wrong predictions about fossil fuels, climate, and renewables for the last fifty years. Deeply researched and wide-ranging, this book will cause you to rethink everything you thought you knew about the future of our energy use, our environment, and our climate.

This post is a part of an ongoing series called "Glenn's Bookshelf" Have you ever wondered what topics Glenn is reading about on his own time? Follow the "Glenn's Bookshelf" series to get access to all the books that Glenn is reading. View series here.

Authors Joshua Charles and Alec Torres of Persecuted From Withinjoined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Program" to discuss how Christians are being persecuted from within the Church.

Many Catholics have either left the Church or been scandalized by the errors or immorality rampant in her clergy. We’ve watched aghast as faithful Catholics have been restricted or punished without just cause, while those who confuse, contradict, or undermine the Faith are elevated. In this bold and urgent book, the authors notice an apparent absurdity: those most disciplined by the Church at this time are often least deserving of correction. This protracted state of confusion and injustice, plain for all to see, has shaken the faith of millions.

Far from being just another diatribe, these absorbing pages provide a deeply illuminating historical perspective, revealing how this chaotic period in the Church is hardly unprecedented — or unpredicted. Instead, it represents a recurring feature of life in the Church throughout her history and is even a part of the divine plan. With this context, you will be able to make sense of and discover solutions to our present suffering.

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John Dollard (1900-1980) was a psychologist and social scientist best known for his studies on race relations in America. From 1942 to 1945 he served as a consultant in the Morale Services Division the United States Department of War, during which time he and fellow psychologists at Yale University’s Institute of Human Relations produced a study titled “Fear and Courage under Battle Conditions.”

The study investigated fear and morale of soldiers in modern combat conditions. With the active assistance of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade interviews with Lincoln Brigade veterans were carried out and a questionnaire distributed. Three hundred veterans who had served as volunteers with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade during the Spanish Civil War replied and became the research subjects for the study.

This book presents the findings from this intensive study for the purposes of military value.

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POLL: Should we give Zelensky what he wants?

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We are well into the holiday season, and many of us are preparing to receive friends and family into our homes. While this is usually an exciting time to catch up with loved ones, sometimes you have to deal with those relatives. You know, those relatives who bring nothing to dinner, get a little too cozy in your house, and spend the holidays begging all the relatives for money that they “will totally pay back, man!” (Spoiler: You won’t ever see that money again). Well, if you have been keeping up with Glenn, you will know that D.C. recently hosted one such guest: Volodymyr Zelensky has returned.

Zelensky arrived for talks in D.C. on Tuesday, December 12th, with intentions to garner favor for the $60 billionaid package Biden proposed for Ukraine as part of a larger emergency aid deal that includes the border and Israel.

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But as Glenn and Stu discussed on today’s radio program, we have much a more pressing use of American Taxpayer dollars: security on the southern border. And so far, the Republicans in Congress have managed to fend off the aid package on these grounds. But, how long can the Republicans hold out? Glenn is not optimistic. He doubts the Republicans' ability to negotiate meaningful border reform into the aid package before it gets pushed through. Stu countered by asking Glenn if he would accept a deal where Ukraine gets another large sum of money in exchange for comprehensive border security, but Glenn doubts that Congress would even build "three inches" of the border wall with their track record.

Zelensky also held a joint press conference with Biden, where Biden doubled down on his promises to bring Ukraine into NATO "when all allies agree and conditions are met." As Glenn also points out, this goes against the spoken-word treaties NATO made at the end of the Cold War — that Ukraine would never join NATO.

So what do you think? If you were offered Stu's deal — more money to Ukraine for REAL border security — would you take it? And should Ukraine be allowed to join NATO? Let us know in the poll below:

Would you take Stu's deal?

Should Ukraine be allowed into NATO?

Do you think Congress will ever deliver on border security?