Glenn Beck: Franken trying to steal election

In 2004 while being bored and delayed waiting at an airport in Iowa, Glenn sees the self important Al Franken telling the people at the airline counter why HE (Franken) needs special treatment since he's Al Franken... Glenn took this opportunity to get his picture taken with Al.

Glenn: Stu, can you give me -- can you give me a rundown on -- somebody ransom numbers and said for this thing to come into line with Al Franken, Al Franken needed to come up with a certain number of votes. It could only be this distance apart. Can you explain this real quick?

Stu: Yeah. Basically there's 34,916 unrecorded votes for the Senate race in Minnesota and basically they, you know -- one of these stat guys we've talked about, is a guy who is a big statistician and he went through and looked at Florida and there's so much detail ton that race, you could tell how many people voted for just presidents, skipped a race or how many people typically voted in two things or one or whatever and they actually lowered this now to how many votes they think all these votes will go and it's going to favor Franken because they're mostly democratic circles. They now believe it will know about 206 votes to Al Franken.

Glenn: Okay. So, now, how many -- on the night of the election, it was 725 votes between norm Coleman and Al Franken. Wednesday it had shrunk to 277. Thursday it was down to 236, Friday, 239. By the way, the new number is exactly 206. We go to -- is he on the phone? Do we have John Lott on the phone net? No. We apparently lost him.

Okay. John Lott is a guy who is a number crunch err and he's a guy who's been looking at this. You will not believe what is happening now in Minnesota. In Minnesota now they are finding votes in people's cars. How are they finding votes in people's cars? Why should we count the ones that were sitting in a car? Correcting typos, they found 435 votes to Al Franken and they took 69 votes from Coleman. They're not finding any in favor of Coleman, just the other way around and it just becomes more and more odd. John Lott, welcome to the program. John, they have found an awful lot of votes for Al Franken.

Lott: Yeah. I know. It's been pretty amazing. I mean, just from a statistical point of view, what's the probability that this would happen. If you compare the U.S. Senate race there to either the presidential race in Minnesota or all the congressional races or all the state representative races in the entire state there, you have more total changes that have occurred in the U.S. Senate race than the sum of all the other races there that have been there in the state.

Glenn: So, more people made a mistake than to have us believe?

Lott: Right. That's correct in these typos, that's correct.

Glenn: The mistake was always for Al Franken or against him when they corrected it, that went for more than all the other errors in every other category in the entire state in every race?

Lott: That's right.

Glenn: Yeah.

Lott: In particular, I mean, there were three precincts in particular that accounted for almost all of the errors in favor of Franken. I mean, you had a number of precincts, about 40 or so, that had some errors in it, but there were three in particular, one that was just a little bit north of Deluth that accounted for almost half of the errors in favor of Franken, but there were two other counties that -- or two other precincts that accounted for about 100 each.

Glenn: Yeah, but we're looking at -- those are three precincts. There can't be a lot of precincts. If almost all of them are coming from these three precincts, I mean, what are there, six precincts?

Lott: That's 4130 precincts in the state.

Glenn: Wow. That's odd, huh? You would think if there was some sort of a problem, it would have been kind of widespread.

Lott: Right. Well, I mean, just -- the one precinct that gave Franken half the votes that he's picked up, you had more errors in that one precinct than in the entire state for the presidential race or the entire state for all the congressional races or the entire state for all the state representative I was 0 races.

Glenn: Well the Minnesota Star Tribune says the mistakes in that one particular precinct was because the county officials were exhausted. So, there must have been mistakes in all of the races, not just the Senate race there in that one precinct.

Lott: Well, I can tell a little bit of facetiousness in your question, the way you ask it. It was the only race that they had a mistake. None of the other races in that precincts did they have a mistake in how it was entered.

Glenn: Were they only sleepy while punching in votes for Al Franken and wide awake on every other race?

Lott: I don't know. I mean, you would have to -- it seems a little hard to believe. I'm just saying that if you look at this across the state, it's just surprising that you see these errors being so large in these few precincts that are just overwhelming -- even all the -- sum of the errors across the entire rest of the state and why would it only occur in the one race where it was cross and not just the type of errors in every race where it wasn't close is the real hard thing to figure out.

Glenn: By the way, John Lott is the author of Freedomonics and a senior research scientist at the University of Maryland. Tell me a little bit about the acorn influence here.

Lott: Well, acorn obviously across the country has been involved in registering a lot of individuals. The question is how many times they've registered a number of those people and in Minnesota there were 43,000 registrations that were entered in. That's about 75 percent of all the new voters in Minnesota over the last two years. And they've accounted -- they had a big impact here, particularly when you're talking about a race where right now you're talking about a couple hundred votes that may be separating the two candidates, even a small amount of fraud there, and Minnesota doesn't have this -- even has kind of the most minimal rules in terms of ID requirements. One can go and the first time that you vote, you can go and show a utility bill, for example, which are very easy to forge. All you have to do is have paper that looks like, you know, from the utility company and have a computer and a printer and it's easy enough to make up an ID.

This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police

Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:

As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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Modern eugenics: Will Christians fight this deadly movement?

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Last month, without much fanfare, a new research paper disclosed that 94 percent of Belgian physicians support the killing of new-born babies after birth if they are diagnosed with a disability.

A shocking revelation indeed that did not receive the attention it demanded. Consider this along with parents who believe that if their unborn babies are pre-diagnosed with a disability, they would choose to abort their child. Upwards of 70 percent of mothers whose children are given a prenatal disability diagnosis, such as Down Syndrome, abort to avoid the possibility of being burdened with caring for a disabled child.

This disdain for the disabled hits close to home for me. In 1997, my family received a letter from Michael Schiavo, the husband of my sister, Terri Schiavo, informing us that he intended to petition a court to withdraw Terri's feeding tube.

For those who do not remember, in 1990, at the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home with Michael, who subsequently became her legal guardian. Terri required only love and care, food and water via feeding tube since she had difficulty swallowing as a result of her brain injury. Nonetheless, Michael's petition was successful, and Terri's life was intentionally ended in 2005 by depriving her of food and water, causing her to die from dehydration and starvation. It took almost two excruciating weeks.

Prior to my sister's predicament, the biases that existed towards persons with disabilities had been invisible to me. Since then, I have come to learn the dark history of deadly discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Indeed, some 20 years prior to Germany's T4 eugenics movement, where upwards of 200,000 German citizens were targeted and killed because of their physical or mental disability, the United States was experiencing its own eugenics movement.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas documented some of this history in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., Justice Thomas describes how eugenics became part of the academic curriculum being taught in upwards of 400 American universities and colleges.

It was not solely race that was the target of the U.S. eugenics movement. Eugenicists also targeted the institutionalized due to incurable illness, the physically and cognitively disabled, the elderly, and those with medical dependency.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which wiped out pro-life laws in nearly every state and opened the floodgates to abortion throughout the entirety of pregnancy. Since then, 60 million children have been killed. Abortion as we know it today has become a vehicle for a modern-day eugenics program.

Since the Catholic Church was established, the Truth of Christ was the greatest shield against these types of attacks on the human person and the best weapon in the fight for equality and justice. Tragically, however, for several decades, the Church has been infiltrated by modernist clergy, creating disorder and confusion among the laity, perverting the teachings of the Church and pushing a reckless supposed “social justice" agenda.

My family witnessed this firsthand during Terri's case. Church teaching is clear: it is our moral obligation to provide care for the cognitively disabled like Terri. However, Bishop Robert Lynch, who was the bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, during Terri's case, offered no support and was derelict in his duties during the fight for Terri's life.

Bishop Lynch had an obligation to use his position to protect Terri from the people trying to kill her and to uphold Church teaching. Indeed, it was not only the silence of Bishop Lynch but that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which also remained silent despite my family's pleas for help, that contributed to Terri being needlessly starved and dehydrated to death.

My family's experience, sadly, has turned out to be more of the rule than the exception. Consider what happened to Michael Hickson. Hickson was a 36-year-old, brain-injured person admitted to a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19. Incredibly—and against the wishes of Michael's wife—the hospital decided not to treat Michael because they arbitrarily decided that his “quality of life" was “unacceptably low" due to his pre-existing disability. Michael died within a week once the decision not to treat him was imposed upon him despite the efforts of his wife to obtain basic care for her husband.

During my sister's case and our advocacy work with patients and their families, it would have been helpful to have a unified voice coming from our clergy consistently supporting the lives of our medically vulnerable. We desperately need to see faithful Catholic pastoral witness that confounds the expectations of the elite by pointing to Jesus Christ and the moral law.

A Church that appears more concerned with baptizing the latest social and political movements is a Church that may appear to be “relevant," but one that may also find itself swallowed up by the preoccupations of our time.

As Catholics, we know all too well the reluctance of priests to preach on issues of abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other pro-life issues. We have heard that the Church cannot risk becoming too political.

At the same time, some within the Church are now openly supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization that openly declares itself hostile to the family, to moral norms as taught by the Church, and whose founders embrace the deadly ideology of Marxism.

For example, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, knelt in prayer with a cardboard sign asserting his support for this ideology.

Recently, during an online liturgy of the mass, Fr. Kenneth Boller at The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, led the congregation with what appears to sound like questions affirming the BLM agenda. Moreover, while reading these questions, pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, assumed victims of racial injustice, were placed on the altar of St. Francis Xavier Church, a place typically reserved for Saints of the Catholic Church.

Contrast these two stories with what happened in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, where Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Church fell victim to the ire of Bishop Timothy Doherty. Fr. Rothrock used strong language in his weekly church bulletin criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers. Consequently, Bishop Doherty suspended Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

In 1972, Pope Pius VI said, “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God." It seems that too many of our clergy today are enjoying the smell.

I encourage all who are concerned about the human right to life and about Christ-centered reforms in our culture and our Church to raise your voices for pastoral leadership in every area of our shared lives as Christian people.

Bobby Schindler is a Senior Fellow with Americans United for Life, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.