In Battling “The Chicago Way,” Don’t “Pull a Nixon”

(Annie Black) – The 2020 presidential race sure feels like déjà vu all over again.

It’s widely believed by many that the 1960 presidential election was stolen from Republican Richard Nixon due to election fraud in Chicago.  When the dust settled, Democrat John F. Kennedy eked out a win in Illinois by less than 9,000 votes out of more than 4.7 MILLION cast.

Republicans, including President Dwight D. Eisenhower, urged Nixon to contest the election results.  However, Nixon refused, saying it would serve as a bad example for the rest of the world “even suggesting that the presidency itself could be stolen by thievery at the ballot box.”

In retrospect, it’s a shame the suspected ballot fraud wasn’t investigated and nipped in the bud 60 years ago.  Maybe we wouldn’t be where we are today, with at least a dozen cities in swing states apparently adopting “The Chicago Way.”

One thing we know for sure: Donald Trump is no Richard Nixon.  He’s fighting back against the obvious corruption and fraud.  And we need to stand with him, just as he’s stood with us for the last four years.

Interesting side note: 15 votes in the Electoral College in 1960 went to Democrat Sen. Harry F. Byrd even though he wasn’t a presidential candidate.  If that name sounds familiar, check this out.

And now, the rest of the story…

In 1962, Nixon went on to lose the gubernatorial race in California.  He called what he referred to as his “last press conference” and famously declared, “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore.”

But he didn’t really quit.

Fast-forward to 1972 – exactly ten years later.  Nixon was re-elected President of the United States in a landslide victory over Democrat George McGovern, losing only the state of Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.

The only way you truly lose is if you give up.  Or as Vince Lombardi put it: “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.”

Now, I know some of you are getting “election fatigue,” while others think efforts to expose the mountain of election irregularities and potential fraud in Clark County are hopeless.

Don’t quit!  As George Washington, father of our republic, once said…

“Truth will ultimately prevail where there are pains taken to bring it to light.”

And if those words of wisdom from the great cherry tree chopper aren’t enough to inspire you not to throw in the towel, try these on for size…


“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

“You just can’t beat the person who won’t give up.” – Babe Ruth

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

“Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – Mark Twain

Annie Black is the Nevada State Assemblywoman representing District 19.  You can get more information by visiting 

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