I’m pretty sure this wasn’t supposed to happen.
Wow. A week after 11 Jews were shot and killed in Pittsburgh, 56,350 people voted for Nazi Art Jones in an Illinois House race. He won 26 percent of the vote:
“In a race that garnered national attention, more than 53,000 people on Chicago’s Southwest Side and in the southwest suburbs voted on Tuesday for Art Jones, a Holocaust-denier, in his losing bid in the 3rd congressional district race.
Incumbent Rep. Dan Lipinski, a Democrat, won handily — garnering more than 73 percent of the vote with 95 percent of the precincts reporting.
Reached at home Tuesday night, Jones, a Republican, said he was “gratified” so many people voted for him.
“They can’t say they didn’t know who they were voting for,” Jones said. “You guys in the media made sure of that.”
Jones said he believes the recent mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue also hurt his vote totals.
“I think I probably would’ve done a lot better had it not been for this disaster in Pittsburgh with the murder of 11 Jews,” Jones added.”
He was running on denying the Holocaust.
Art Jones thinks more people would have voted for him had it not been for all the negative publicity over Pittsburgh. He also faced an uphill climb in a deep blue district in Chicago. At some point, it seems all these mass shootings just blur together in the minds of voters. The alternative was also a Democrat.
The mainstream media tried to make Pittsburgh more important than all the other mass shootings we have seen over the years and that narrative has clearly failed.
I mean … just look at this.
Maybe James Allsup is right about the GOP being there for the taking.