Mike Durant: We must secure our elections

1819 News | 04.07.22

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As I campaign across Alabama, the liberal media continues to ask me if Joe Biden is the rightfully elected President of the United States. While my opponent, former U.S. Senate Chief of Staff Katie Boyd Britt dodges the question and keeps her friends in Washington happy, I give the answer in plain English. I’m not a career politician, so it’s the only way I know how.

Just look at the facts: In Nevada, for the first time ever, the Democrat-controlled state government mailed all registered voters, including those who moved or died, an official ballot to vote.  

In Pennsylvania, led by a Democrat Governor and his Secretary of State, they changed the law so voters were no longer required to provide a justification for requesting a mail-in ballot. That law was struck down two years after the 2020 election because it violated the state constitution.   

The liberal media and big tech colluded with the Biden campaign to cover up the Hunter Biden laptop story. They intentionally suppressed valuable information about a candidate for president that would have swung tens of thousands of votes and removed all doubt about who should be the president.

On top of all of that, Congress went ahead and certified the results of the electoral college, and I would have voted with Senator Tuberville against doing that. It is a dereliction of duty for Congress to certify results knowing that there were unsecured ballots and votes cast where we couldn’t authenticate the voter. And it is frankly shocking that Katie Boyd Britt could not give a simple “yes” or “no” to the question of how she would have voted on certification. Voting yes or no is the job of a senator!        

In the meantime, we need to stop Joe Biden and his failed liberal policies, which are making our country weak. Then when conservatives like myself take back Washington, and hopefully we put President Trump back in the White House, we can pass legislation that will secure our elections.  

I support a nationwide voter ID law that mirrors the same identification to buy a beer, get your football tickets at a will-call window, or board an airplane. Additionally, we need to ensure Democrats cannot change the election rules in the middle of the game, like accepting ballots after Election Day, which they did in Pennsylvania.   

Together, if we strengthen the laws on voting methods, ensure we have a reliable chain of custody with ballots, and make sure only American citizens are voting, then we will never have an illegitimate president like Joe Biden again.

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On October 3rd, 1993, during combat Operation Gothic Serpent in Mogadishu Somalia, “Super Six Four,” the Blackhawk helicopter flown by Mike Durant, was hit by an RPG and crashed in the city.

Mike and and his crew, Ray Frank, Bill Cleveland, and Tommy Field, all badly injured, fought for their lives as a violent mob approached. Witnessing what was about to happen from above, two members of the elite Special Operations unit Delta Force – MSG Gary Gordon and SFC Randy Shughart – volunteered to be inserted to defend them. They too were eventually overcome by the mob.

But Mike Durant, somehow survived, was captured and held as a POW by Somali General Mohamed Farrah Aidid.

The heroic actions of Gordon and Shughart – who were both posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor – are the reason Mike is alive today. Mike has seen sacrifice – fellow service members who put honor, country, and mission above all else. He knows firsthand that the United States leaves no one behind.

While in captivity, Mike heard the voice and promise of Dan Jollota broadcast from the sky:

“Mike Durant, we will not leave without you.”

Now, Mike is signing up for one more tour of duty to serve his country and Alabama in the United States Senate.

He’s watched as the Biden administration has deserted these core principles – abandoning our allies, along with American citizens, in Afghanistan; cowering to the influence of the Chinese as they evade responsibility for the Wuhan Virus; and letting the radical left open our borders and try and re-define the essence of what America stands for through misguided and distorted revisions of our history like “critical race theory”.

Mike believes that President Trump was the first President in his lifetime who always pushed for policies that put America first. That’s because he knows that America is more than just a country – it is a beacon of hope and freedom for the entire world.

President Trump knew it, Mike Durant lived it. And he will carry that vision forward in the U.S. Senate.

Mike Durant was released from captivity in Somalia after 11 days. He would later write a book titled In the Company of Heroes, about his experience on that mission in Somalia and the many other missions he participated in during his career. He also wrote The Night Stalkers, about the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) in which he served.

After retiring from the Army with 22 years of active-duty service, Mike moved to Alabama with his family to start a new chapter in his life. He started and grew a highly successful business – Pinnacle Solutions, an engineering and services company based in Huntsville.

In thirteen years, Pinnacle has grown from a home office-based startup to over 500 employees and more than 175 subcontractor personnel operating in sixteen US and international locations with major prime and subcontract efforts supporting the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, NASA and the U.S. Special Operations Command.

Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics and a Master of Business Administration in Aviation degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Mike’s military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star with Valor device, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, three Air Medals, one with Valor device, the POW/MIA ribbon, the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and numerous other awards.

He and his wife Lisa (also an Army Aviator) reside in Huntsville and have a family of six children, four boys and two girls, three grandchildren and a fourth on the way.