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True The Vote Interview

True The Vote Interview

True The Vote Interview 

Dr. Shawn Benzinger of You Count, Indiana! interviewed Catherine Engelbrecht of True the Vote. She discussed in the True the Vote interview how the organization began. Her organization was involved with the movie 2000 Mules.

First, they discussed It’s a site associated with True the Vote. engages Sheriffs across the nation in regards to the problem of election fraud. Catherine educates us in this interview about how to get engaged to prevent election fraud.

True the Vote will share all of its 2020 election data via This will allow citizen researchers to discover more information related to the work of True the Vote. This site has been under attack since they first stated in August that they would share information here. Catherine tells of the difficulties they have had in trying to share election anomaly information with the public.

Next, True the Vote’s recent event, called The Pit was discussed. Learn more about that event here.

Her partner, Gregg Phillips‘, has a podcast which is called Patriot Games. This podcast discusses information related to True the Vote’s efforts.

Finally, it’s an excellent interview! Watch, share, and get involved! Citizens must be actively engaged to prevent election fraud.

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Catherine Engelbrecht of True the Vote Interview with You Count, Indiana!

Catherine Engelbrecht of True the Vote Interview with You Count, Indiana!

Businesses & Abortion, School Numbers

Businesses & Abortion, School Numbers - AFA-IN

Businesses & Abortion, School Numbers – American Family Association of Indiana

Changes in Education Enrollment

         A new report from a non-partisan research organization called Education Next has found that since the spring of 2020, when pandemic lockdowns began, approximately 2 million students have left traditional public schools for other forms of education.
       They found that, from 2020-2022, enrollment in public schools declined from 81% to 76.5%, charter school enrollment increased from 5% to 7.2%, private school enrollment increased from 8% to 9.7%, and homeschooling rose from 6% to 6.6%.

       “Our polling data indicate that district-operated schools lost 4% of student enrollments to other types of schooling between 2020 and 2022,” said the researchers.


Woke Businesses Ignore Economic Realities

         As you know, some Indiana businesses gave their unsolicited opinions on the passage of a bill restricting abortion in Indiana.  Much like the RFRA debate, these companies make unfounded claims equating liberal social positions with economic growth. A few of them even hint at leaving our state. This virtue signaling is meant to scare Hoosiers, but it is likely just words or emotions overriding sober fiscal realities.  
         A new study from the American Legislative Exchange Council rates Indiana as having the 7th best economic outlook in the nation for businesses. We significantly outscore every state around us.  Michigan ranked 17th best; Ohio rated 19th best; Kentucky was 34th worst and Illinois, 45th worst.  
       Where are these Indiana businesses going to go to find better business conditions?   (The top dozen states for positive business climate are all socially conservative states, whereas the bottom five are all pro-abortion, socially liberal policy states like NJ, CA, MN, VT, and NY.)

Issues Driving Voters

       Polls are mere snapshots in time, but a new poll from Rasmussen has some interesting results regarding the top concerns right now among likely voters.
       According to the poll, high gasoline prices, which hit most people’s pocketbooks quite hard, are still the number one concern for 92% of those surveyed.
      Other top concerns are also Biden’s energy policies (86%), inflation (85%), election integrity (80%), local school issues (76%), abortion (70%), and illegal immigration (69%).
       LGBT issues ranked very low, as did January 6 and the Coronavirus.

A Theology of Life

         One of the things that struck me during the special session legislative session on abortion was the many people who self-identified as Christian yet were supportive of abortion or opposed to restricting abortion.    
         This led me to believe that while we know most people base their views on the culture’s messages, it is likely that many have never heard a theological basis for the pro-life position in a church if they in fact go to church.
         I found a very good brief item on this topic that I wanted to share with you that presents a basic theology of life.
“Abortion has divided our society like few other topics in recent history. The Bible places the highest importance on human life. God treats it as sacred and invaluable—and that’s because He created us “in His own image.” This is why the Bible identifies an unborn baby as being fully human.
The Bible says, “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb” (Psalm 139:13-15).
Some people don’t believe abortion is wrong because they see it as a solution to a problem. How can we solve one moral problem by allowing another, especially murder? That’s exactly what unrestrained abortion is.
God created all life and He sustains it. He has given each of us the breath of life and it’s our responsibility to protect what was given by the Father in heaven. This is why the question about whether abortion is right or wrong is so significant. No man or woman has the right to steal from God or destroy the creation of life that belongs solely to Him.
In God’s great love, He gives life that bears His image. Determining if abortion is good or bad goes well beyond the question of whether people have the right to terminate the life of a child. The real issue is whether people will insist on living according to worldly standards that oppose God’s law. True peace comes when people surrender to God and allow Him to guide their lives according to His loving righteousness.
People who oppose God’s law often think it’s unnecessarily restrictive and difficult, but it is actually there because He loves us and wants to protect us, just like these children. God wants us to love each other, too. The Bible says, “If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law. … Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God’s law” (Romans 13:8,10).
Whether you are hurting because of a decision you made in the past or you’re struggling with a choice now, please know first and foremost that God loves you.
Are you ready to experience His love and see how deep it goes?”
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In Their Own Words:

       “Rights should not be based on what people do, but on what is right as defined by the Moral Law. In other words, by definition, laws are prescriptive—they prescribe what ought to be done, while behaviors are descriptive—they describe what is being done.  If everyone were to commit murder that wouldn’t make murder right. And it certainly wouldn’t be wise to discard all laws against murder because enforcement is difficult.”   – Frank Turek

Cast Vote Record Transparency

Cast Vote Record Transparency - IFA

Cast Vote Record Transparency – Indiana First Action

Cast Vote Record Transparency

The Cast Vote Record is a great way to determine how the ratio of votes between candidates trends in real time. Draza Smith has done some compelling analysis on these records to show some irregularities that are concerning. The Secretary of State, Holli Sullivan, the Public Law Access Counselor, Luke Britt and the Indiana Election Division (namely Brad King and Angela Nussmeyer) are blocking citizens from all over the state to acquire this report/public records which will all be destroyed on September 3, 2022. “The CVR is confidential pursuant to IC 3-10-1-31.1(b). This statute notes (emphasis added) …”after the recount or contest filing period, the election material, including election material related to provisional ballots (except for ballots and provisional ballots, which remain confidential) shall be made available for copying and inspection under IC 5-14-3.” The individual selections made by the voter as recorded on a DRE or as recorded when the ballot card is scanned into an opScan unit are the equivalent of an electronic ballot. Therefore, the CVR is a confidential record under state law.”

This argument is spurious however and suggests that the Secretary of State’s office does not have an understanding of the format of this common report. The request seems to assume that the public would be privy to the actual scanned image of the ballot or the ballot itself which is not what the standard Cast Vote Record provides. The actual ballots would remain confidential! We have samples of the report headers and in no way does it provide any Personally Identifiable Information.

In order for our elections to be transparent and honest it is essential that We the People have access to key data points. The Cast Vote Record is a way for us to see trends in tabulation that may look awry. It does not in any way encroach on the secrecy of any voter.

If Indiana elections are “safe and secure” as our Secretary of State’s office claims they are, then why the stonewall? It is essential that we have more information not less if we are going to trust our election process and our election commission should be willing to work with us to ensure that confidence is instilled in the process.

Contact Information: Indiana First Action at

School Outrage & Indiana Crime

School Outrage, Indiana Crime #'s Increase - AFA-IN

School Outrage, Indiana Crime #’s Increase – American Family Association of Indiana

School Outrage, Indiana Crime #’s Increase

A Shameful Display

         There is a shocking and sad story about an incident in a Fishers, Indiana high school.  
         As you probably know, a young police officer was tragically killed in Elwood on July 31st.  Officer Noah Shahnavaz was brutally ambushed by a convicted felon who should never have been back out breathing fresh air.  He had bragged about wanting to kill a police officer during his time in jail and some say he wrote a rap song about killing police before his parole.  He had been arrested in 2006 following a car chase during which he repeatedly shot at police.
         Noah’s family has been through an unimaginable ordeal.  Before Noah’s brother returned to high school his parents had met with high school officials.  An email was sent to his teachers to communicate the need to be sensitive to their son after the loss of his brother and the trauma the family has experienced.  All of Indiana seemed to feel the loss of Officer Shahnavaz . . . or so we assumed.  
         Unfortunately, one of the classrooms that Noah’s brother had to attend had a “Defund the Police” poster, despite the email that went out. The 26-year-old teacher who displayed the sign teaches a literature class and is a sponsor of the high school’s mental health club.  (You read that right.)

         In her defense, she hung that poster in her classroom over a year ago.  I’m sure she just forgot about it.  Maybe it was blocked by the gay pride flag she also hung in her classroom.  (Is such radical, political liberalism and sloganeering so common in the Fishers high school that such displays are nearly invisible to its staff?)

         She reportedly has received awards for her “political awareness” in the classroom.  It is unknown if she has received any awards for teaching literature.

         This highlights one of the biggest problems with so many of our public schools today.   The legislature failed to address this kind of radical political activism with legislation in the Spring, maybe they will next year.

You can read much more about this here.

November Takes Shape

         Northern Indiana Hoosiers will have a new face for the 2nd Congressional district after just under 400 Republican Precinct Committee members met Saturday.  They chose Rudy Yakym to fill the seat left by the passing of Jackie Walorski.  Rudy was propelled to the win by the endorsement of Jackie’s husband and her mother.   Rudy was the head of Congresswoman’s finance team in 2012, and he was part of Governor Holcomb’s transition team in 2016.  
         Rudy will face Democrat Paul Steury, a high school science teacher who previously taught at Goshen College in the November election.   Most expect Rudy to win the Republican-leaning district this fall unless the Democrats pour a lot of money into the race.  This seems unlikely, as they may have to put resources to the west, in Indiana District 1, where Democrat Congressman Frank Mrvan is expected to face a strong challenge from Republican Jennifer-Ruth Green.  That race is now rated as a “toss-up” this fall.
         Incidentally, last week I included a photo of the candidates running in the Republican caucus.  I should have credited that picture to a mainstream news site you may want to visit called the Indiana Capitol Chronicle.

A Startling Statistic

       “Reading proficiency among Indiana schoolchildren has declined steadily for 10 years to the point where nearly 1 in 5 Hoosier children completing third grade cannot read.”

You can read more about this here.

Does It Seem Like Crime is Getting Worse?

         A new study of FBI data finds that homicide has increased in 44 states over the last decade, including Indiana.
         In 2011 there were 306 homicides in Indiana.  By 2020 that number had increased to 505.  This 65% increase sounds like a lot, but we are only somewhat above the middle. Indiana ranked 19th highest among the increases found in all but six states. Still, the murder rate in Indiana is higher than the national average. There were 7.5 murders for every 100,000 people in the state in 2020, compared to the national homicide rate of 6.5 per 100,000.
         Over the last 10 years, the number of murders reported in the U.S. has climbed by 47%.

Job Numbers Up, But For How Long?

         Job numbers are the one thing the Biden Administration can point to in order to counter the argument that America is in an economic recession. It is true that unemployment numbers are low and job numbers look good the farther we get away from the Covid shutdowns.
         However, job numbers may not look good for long. A new PWC PULSE survey of larger employers finds that 50% of executives surveyed say they expect to make job cuts in the next 6 to 12 months. A little over half, 52%, of employers said they will likely institute a hiring freeze and 44% will rescind job offers.
         The survey of 772 executives measures expectations.  It is possible that these cuts will not occur early next year, but there is obviously a lot of concern among large employers over inflation, supply-chain issues, and global conditions.

In Their Own Words:

        “Without a firm moral foundation, freedom degenerates quickly … into anarchy.  Then there will be freedom only for those who are stronger and more unscrupulous than the rank and file of the people.”  – Pres. Harry Truman, April 3, 1951


Patient Advocacy Interview

Patient Advocacy Interview

Patient Advocacy Interview

Dr. Shawn Benzinger interviewed Founder and CEO Priscilla Romans of Graith Care. It is for medical and patient advocacy. Priscilla has a history of working in many aspects of healthcare which has given her deep insight into the industry and how to help patients. 

Graith Care’s mission is to bring back control and transparency to the consumer.

Graith Care breaks down healthcare barriers and provides a holistic view of the patient journey. This care model ultimately improves outcomes and efficiency along with saving time and money.

They bring their experiences of working in the hospital, outpatient, hospice, home care, and insurance industries to help as a patient advocate for those in need.

It is time to give control back to the healthcare consumer! 

Patient Advocacy Interview

Patient Advocacy Interview

Patient Advocacy Interview - Graith Care

Patient Advocacy Interview – Graith Care

[S]election Code Movie

[S]election Code Movie

“Was 2020 stolen? It’s deeper than that.

You’ve heard it said “Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.”

What about those who code the vote?

What if our leaders aren’t actually being elected by us, but instead… selected?”

Read more here.

[S]election Code Movie - Elections 2020

[S]election Code Movie – Elections 2020

Moment of Truth Summit: Indiana

Moment of Truth Summit: Indiana

Moment of Truth Summit: Indiana - Indiana First Action

Moment of Truth Summit: Indiana – Indiana First Action

Moment of Truth Summit: Indiana Election Fraud

Marie of Indiana First Action shares about the state of Indiana elections at the State Spotlight at Mike Lindell’s Moment of Truth Summit in Springfield, MO.

Here’s a link to download the video.

Here is the link for all videos from The Moment of Truth Summit.

Vote for Congress, Grocery Costs

Vote for Congress, Grocery Costs - AFA-IN

Vote for Congress, Grocery Costs – American Family Association of Indiana

A Quick Decision

As you know, 2nd District Congresswoman, Jackie Walorski died in a tragic car accident which also took the lives of three other people. I knew Jackie very well. I could write a lot about her time as a legislator in the Indiana House of Representatives where we worked closely on several issues. She was a great leader who deserved every remembrance and good things said about her following her passing.

I saw a photo from her funeral of a banner that was quite touching and appropriate. It showed her birth date, her picture, and then the day she passed with the word “perfected” above the date. Jackie had been a missionary to Romania before entering politics and she was a follower of Jesus Christ.

This Saturday Republican Precinct Committee Members from the district will gather to select a replacement to fill out the remainder of Jackie’s term in the US House. One of the people in the photo I attached below will have to hit the ground running in more ways than one. In less than three months, that person will also need to have put together a re-election campaign for November. These are two monumental tasks in a very short amount of time. PC’s will need to pick a strong, capable candidate to represent their district and vote right in very difficult times and then be a skilled voice during a heated election season.

One offbeat reason I chose to include the photo at the bottom is that I was struck by the youthfulness of these individuals. (Only three of them have held public office, with one having held both local and statewide offices.) Perhaps this is a sign of my getting older. College kids all look like middle school students to me now. When members of Congress start looking young to me, it won’t be long before I wonder what my social security benefits will look like and what kind of restaurant discounts seniors get.

From left to right, candidates are Former Attorney General and County Prosecutor, Curtis Hill; attorney and grad student, Tiernan Kane; Former State Representative Christy Stutzman, outgoing State Representative Curt Nisly, and campaign finance director Rudy Yakym.

It is hard to predict who may win this Saturday, which is an incredibly short period of time for such a high-level race. Such caucuses are very unpredictable and can swing on any number of factors. (Some in the media have been quick to point to certain negatives among all these candidates, which reflects the day and age in which we live. Someone, perhaps Rush Limbaugh, once described this as “the gotcha media.”)

It might not hurt to pray for this caucus vote on Saturday. There will be two votes, among two different sets of overlapping PC’s because of redistricting. One vote will be to fill the seat until the end of the year. The other vote will be to replace Jackie’s name on the November ballot. It would be politically wise, in my view, for both choices to be the same person. It would be unusual for it not to happen that way, though it is possible.

The 2nd district is likely to remain in Republican hands, as it has slowly changed over the years from a toss-up to a Republican-leaning district. (Jackie lost by 1% and then won by 1% in her first two federal campaigns. Two years ago, she won the district by 23%.)

Grocery Shopping is Painful for Americans

My wife and I have both lamented that going grocery shopping today is flat-out depressing. It is hard to believe reports that inflation is only 9% when it seems many grocery item prices shoot up more than this from week to week. Then, to add to this, finding a specific brand item can be a fool’s errand.

A new poll from Rasmussen finds that 89% of American adults say they are paying more for groceries now than a year ago. Two-thirds (63%) say they have changed their eating habits because of increasing food costs. That percentage is up from 55% in April. More lower-income Americans say they have had to change their eating habits than those making over $200,000.

In June a YouGov/CBS News poll found that 61 percent of Americans say the price of food is affecting them “a lot,” followed by 29 percent who say it is affecting them “some.”

Inflation is at a 40-year high. Even so, 61% of those polled by Rasmussen say they expect the amount they spend on groceries to be even worse a year from now.

Speaking of high costs and everyday life, by now, you may not be too surprised to learn that two-thirds of the people in the Biden Administration (including the President) who handle economic issues have no meaningful business experience outside of government.

How Low Can They Go?

A new Gallup poll reveals that Americans’ confidence in media, to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly, has hit an all-time low with a 5-point drop in confidence for print and television media in just the past year.

Only 16% of Americans say that they have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in newspapers. Even less, 11% say they have this much confidence in television news. In fact, most Americans, 53%, now say they have very little or no confidence at all in TV news.

There are some differences among political breakdowns, though no group shows anything close to majority levels of confidence. Only 24% of Republicans and 28% of independents and 38% of Democrats say they have confidence in newspapers. Democrats have the most confidence in TV news, but it is only 20% among them, with only 8% of Republicans and independents expressing confidence in television news reporting.

In Their Own Words:

“Let me control the textbooks, and I will control the state.” – Adolph Hitler

US HD 2 Candidates

US HD 2 Candidates

Candidate Robert Roeder Interview

Candidate Robert Roeder Interview

Candidate Robert Roeder Interview

Dr. Shawn Benzinger of You Count, Indiana! interviewed Robert Roeder who is a candidate for school board in Elkhart County. While serving at his local school, he observed concerns that he believed he could help correct as serving as a school board member. He is a life-long resident of Elkhart County. Listen to learn more!

Candidate Robert Roeder Interview

Candidate Robert Roeder Interview


Intelligent group of young school children all raising their hands in the air to answer a question posed by the female teacher, view from behind.

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Moment of Truth Summit: Indiana Shocking Evidence Claim Shocking Evidence - Indiana First Action Shocking Evidence – Indiana First Action Shocking Evidence Claim will broadcast “The Pit” this Saturday, August 13, 2022, at Noon on Right Side Broadcasting network with claims of earth-shattering election issues. It’s a must watch!! History in the making.

True the Vote recently provided the evidence for the movie, where they found ballot traffickers (mules) by geolocation of their cellphones as well as state-provided video. True the Vote has been collecting evidence of the latest (election) technology being weaponized against the American people and plan to share with American public this Saturday at an event called The Pit, which will be broadcast on the websites: and RSBN on Rumble.

Gregg Phillips, who works with True the Vote, said, that new evidence is “so explosive it will make everyone forget about the mules, and it will call into question everything we know about these elections.”

The PIT: Saturday, August 13 at noon (eastern) on Right Side Broadcasting Network.
Here are the links to watch:

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