Glenn calls the election




Stu's "selective" electoral map shows McCain with a huge lead. Glenn isn't quite as optimistic...

STU: Yes, that's right, time for the political geek update. Yesterday we had a report that McCain was abandoning Iowa, Colorado, New Mexico. A new report today says he is doing the same, at least cutting spending in Wisconsin and New Hampshire as well. All of these supposedly because McCain thinks he can win Pennsylvania despite being down as much in Pennsylvania as most of those other states if not more. Also if these reports are right, he's lowering spending or abandoning these issues altogether, states altogether. He's dumping 35 electoral votes to win 21, which sounds like a 2007 Tampa Bay race strategy rather than a 2008 Tampa Bay race strategy. I know you understand that reference, Glenn. Right now we're taking everything at face value. This is where we stand. Obama has 364 electoral votes, meaning somehow McCain needs to pick up 95 by flipping states he's currently behind in. Where does he get them? Well, there's a group of states that are definitely possible for him to win without anything dramatic happening.

GLENN: You know, Stu, will you do me a favor?

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Stop talking about the presidential election. Tomorrow start talking about the states. We need to look at the states and we need to look at the Senate for filibuster. I want to start drilling down on that. I think America has made her decision. You know, I hope I'm wrong on that but I just have a feeling with the TV ratings now plummeting after the last debate, I just think that America's like, "Okay, I feel comfortable enough with Barack Obama." So now what is going to happen in the states? Do we have any real Blue Dog Democrats that are going to be elected to the Senate, that are a chance of a filibuster against crazy things? Are there states where it's close, where if people focus their energy in the states, they would be able to help the Senate?

STU: Yeah, sure, we can do it on the Senate update and everything tomorrow. Would you like me to at least give you --

GLENN: You go ahead and call your states.

STU: All right. Call -- we'll skip to calling the states here today, Glenn. Glenn's not interested in -- he's called the election. We're all set.

The Glenn Beck program can now announce the winner of the presidential campaign. Barack Obama is the next President of the United States. He's defeated John McCain.

GLENN: This is not -- no, no, this is not --

STU: Glenn Beck has announced --

GLENN: This is not helpful.

STU: Apparently all votes will now go to Barack Obama.

GLENN: The one thing that I have said on this whole campaign is don't ever call this one out until it's out. Don't ever, ever call this one over until it's over. But you know what? Let's -- just like John McCain says, you know what, let's focus on some states and let's pool our resources. You know what, let's try to focus on those close races, especially in the Senate where there's a chance of a filibuster.

STU: Yeah. Actually, Glenn, we are on top of that. We've been lining up senators and we'll be talking to senators in the close races because there are about a good, I don't know, almost dozen races that are vital that are coming up, some of them very, very close. So we'll be talking to senators in the next couple of days. By the way, in case you care, my states I'm calling today, Minnesota for Barack Obama and Mississippi for John McCain. Our total electoral vote count with the exception of Glenn calling the election already because it doesn't really matter, 98-55 for John McCain.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

Watch the video clip below to hear more updates from Glenn:

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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