"When they allow a talk show host to play them like a two-dollar banjo, they demonstrate what kind of backbone they'll bring to the job later on, if we elect them. After they get elected will they continue to allow Jeff Crank to put a nickel in them and wind them up every Saturday morning?"

Barry Noreen, former columnist, Colorado Springs Gazette

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Jeff Crank's Ballot Recommendations

I would never try to tell you how to vote, but I am often asked how I am going to vote.  I've put quite a bit of research and thought into El Paso County and Colorado's ballot for 2016.  I've even researched the judicial retention votes and have looked to see which judges tend to be activist liberals and which tend to adhere to the Constitution.

This truly is one of the most important elections, if not the most important in our lifetime.  The next president will appoint three, perhaps four, Supreme Court justices that will set the course for our rights and liberties for the next fifty to one-hundred years.  If you value your gun rights, your religious liberty, your free speech rights or a less intrusive government - this is the election to take heed.  While I'm disappointed by both presidential candidates and wish there was a different option, the choice remains clear and I remain undeterred.  I was not a supporter of Donald Trump in the primary, I supported another candidate.  However, if you are a conservative, not voting in the presidential election or voting for someone other than the Republican nominee is a vote for Hillary Clinton and her Supreme Court nominees.  Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States.  If you'd like to make a wager on whether someone other than Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be elected President, I'm available to take your money - you can email me with your wager amount at jeff@kvor.com.  Payments are due on November 9th.

I don't choose my elected officials based on my feelings but rather their views on the issues and how they will either advance or inhibit my freedoms and liberties.  I hope you use that same criteria - and not personality - to make your determinations.  Please make sure you vote.  If you have any questions about your ballot, please call the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's office at (719)575-VOTE (8683) or click here to learn more information.

Here are my recommendations:

President             Donald J. Trump/Mike Pence

U.S. Senate         Darryl Glenn

U.S. Congress     Doug Lamborn

State Board of Education              Steven Durham

CU Regent-At Large         Heidi Ganahl

Senate District 10             Owen Hill

Senate District 12             Bob Gardner

House District 14              Dan Nordberg

House District 16              Larry Liston

House District 17              Kit Roupe

House District 19              Paul Lundeen

House District 20              Terri Carver

House District 21              Lois Landgraf

District Attorney 4th Judicial                         Dan May

County Commissioner District 2                  Mark Waller

County Commissioner District 3                  Stan VanderWerf

County Commissioner District 4                  Longinos Gonzalez, Jr.

Judicial Retentions
Colorado Supreme Court

Justice William Hood, Colorado Supreme Court     No

Colorado Court of Appeals

Judge Karen M. Ashby, Colorado Court of Appeals               No

Judge Michael H. Berger, Colorado Court of Appeals          No

Judge Steven L. Bernard, Colorado Court of Appeals           Yes

Judge Stephanie E. Dunn, Colorado Court of Appeals          No

Judge David Furman, Colorado Court of Appeals                  Yes

Judge Robert D. Hawthorne, Colorado Court of Appeals       Yes

Judge Jerry N. Jones, Colorado Court of Appeals                  Yes

Judge Anthony J. Navarro, Colorado Court of Appeals        Yes

Judge Gilbert M. Roman, Colorado Court of Appeals           Yes

Judge Diana Terry, Colorado Court of Appeals                      Yes

4th Judicial District

Judge Robin Lynn Chittum            Yes

Judge David A. Gilbert                  Yes

Judge Deborah J. Grohs                 No         

Judge Gilbert Anthony Martinez    Yes

Judge G. David Miller                    Yes

Judge Marla Prudek                        Yes

El Paso County Court Judges

Judge Laura Norris Findorff           Yes

Judge Karla J. Hansen                     Yes

Judge Daniel S. Wilson                   No

State Referred Constitutional Amendments

Amendment T     No

Amendment U    Yes

State Initiated Constitutional Amendments

Amendment 69 – Government Run Health Care                    No

Amendment 70 – Job Killing Minimum Wage                       No

Amendment 71 – Change Ballot Issue Requirements            No

Amendment 72 – Tax Increase on Tobacco                            No

State Initiated Propositions

Proposition 106 – Assisted Suicide            No

Proposition 107 – Allow Unaffiliated Voters to Vote in Presidential Primary               No

Proposition 108 – Allow Unaffiliated Voters to Vote in Political Party Primaries        No

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Cabe Couey Video - Do Nothing Bennet

The tragic Obamacare story of Cabe Couey and his family.  Michael Bennet refuses to help.  Click here to watch and like the video on Facebook.  Thanks to I Am Created Equal Action for this video.