Politics

Even More Companies Delaying Plans to Offshore Jobs

At least eight companies have indicated that the President Elect's campaign promises have driven their decision to delay or cancel plans to move jobs to other countries.

Merven McIntyre

3 minute read

The list of companies that are known to be putting offshoring plans on hold in response to President Elect Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric has grown to eight in the last week. Trump’s threats that companies moving jobs out of the U.S. will face “consequences” are having an effect even before he takes office in January. One week ago, sources at United Production Technologies shared that plans to move 350 manufacturing jobs to Monterrey, Mexico, have been put on hold until Trump’s abilities to act against offshoring companies become clearer.

Unknown Group Offered Election Help in Three Iowa Counties

Election officials in Woodbury, Scott, and Black Hawk Counties were offered assistance by members of a Chicago group called The Center For Election Integrity

Merven McIntyre

3 minute read

DAVENPORT, Iowa – A few weeks before the November 8th election, Rachael Montgomery received an email from a person named James at the Center of Election Integrity, based in Chicago, IL. Montgomery is an assistant to the County Auditor who is tasked with conducting elections in Scott County, Iowa. In the email, James offered help in the form of volunteers at “as many precincts as you need.” “It seemed a little unusual that folks from out of state were offering to volunteer,” said Montgomery, “but I didn’t think much of it.

Clinton Campaign Spent More in California than in All Ten Midwest States She Lost Combined

Spending in heavily Democratic California also far exceeded spending in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Florida, where she lost the election

Merven McIntyre

2 minute read

A review of spending by the 2016 Clinton Presidential Campaign reveals that more money was spent in California than in all ten of the Midwestern states she lost, combined. The campaign spent $35.7 million in California, which is considered a safe state for Democrats and has not gone to a Rebublican since George H. W. Bush in 1988. This exceeds the $32.5 million her campaign spent in Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missour, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin combined.