How Trump will cheat and what to do about it

September 27, 2020 in Blog Posts

More Democrats, because Dems have not been fed an unending stream of anti-science propaganda and recognize the risk of Corona, will vote by mail compared to Republicans.

In close states, like NC, this will mean that election night counts will lean Republican, even if the Dems have won by 1-2%. Trump will claim, without basis, that the mail in votes are fraudulent, and ask to stop the count. (See NBC News) If he can’t stop the count, he will ask the Repub. legislature to ignore the official count and to send a slate of electors that will vote the ‘true’ winner, him, to be president. Unbelievably, they have the ability to do this, so it will go to the Supreme Court where Trump has appointed biased judges that may well support him in stealing the election.

To help stop this, vote early, and, if possible, vote in person. It is terrible to be put in this position, but freedom is not free, and the best way to save our country is to take the personal risk and vote in person. It is what I will be doing.

The Message Americans Should Hear: October, 2019

October 31, 2019 in Romley Makes the Rounds

Trump is a Traitor. Pence should be President

Both statements are important, and I hope you give me a minute to explain why.

What makes America great is that we have a system allowing huge numbers of people to contribute their best work to the benefit of society. What has been key to our amazing success is a careful balance of personal freedoms vs. societal responsibilities, an understanding that power corrupts so it has to be distributed and balanced, and a reliance on the votes of each citizen to guide the choices that have to be made within this governing framework.

This system is under attack by our President.  Our president does not believe in the American system, but instead believes whatever he wants defines Americanism.

He is supported by people who in their gut know something is not right. These supporters have fallen prey to believing the ends justify the means. They say things like, I don’t like Trump as a person but we are getting the judges we want, or, all politicians are corrupt and at least with Trump I’m getting my taxes cut, or they believe Trump’s comforting lies that our problems are caused by ‘others’; foreigners and corrupt ‘deep state’ government officials. Large numbers of these people will have to support Trump’s removal if it is to be successful.

Trump has undeniably used our American resources for his personal gains. He stopped close to $400 million in Congressionally approved military aid from going to Ukraine so he could pressure them to investigate his political rivals. This is a betrayal of his oath of office and is treasonous. But, once again, if Trump is to be held to account, a significant number of Trump’s supporters must back the effort.

For now, this means supporting making Pence President. Republicans and Independents need to be convinced that impeachment is not about changing the results of the 2016 election. If people believe removing Trump is about getting better policies (e.g. Climate Change, Health Care, Women’s Rights, Economic fairness, etc.) it will not be successful. Those fights are important, but they need to come later and be independent of this effort. People know that Pence will continue Trump’s policies, so accepting Pence as president is the path to getting enough support to actually remove Trump.

For our Democracy’s sake, Republicans have to hear the message: Trump is a Traitor – but it will be tuned out unless it is combined with the message: Pence should be President.

Please join me in getting the word out. Large banners that come in less than a week can be ordered from: for less than $10 each. While social media is great, the key is to put the message where Republican’s will see it (overpasses on highways work great – see attached photos). One day our kids will want to know what we did during this critical period in America. Proudly stand as someone willing to fight for America. Print a sign. Hang it up.

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The Message

Romley boycotts Sinclair

April 3, 2018 in Blog Posts, Press Release

Ken Romley, Democratic candidate for US House in the Second Congressional District, announced today that he will join others in boycotting corporate media giant Sinclair Broadcast Group. Sinclair’s corporate officers this week forced their news anchors at hundreds of stations across the nation to read a script warning viewers of fake news while calling their coverage fair.

“As we’re deciding about where to place our campaign ads, we’ve decided not to support a corporate media giant that bullies its employees into reading propaganda,” Romley said. “That’s a serious breach of journalistic independence.”

President Trump joined the fray over Sinclair’s highly controversial practice by tweeting his support. According to Politico, the Trump campaign had a deal with Sinclair during the campaign to provide access to the media giant in exchange for better coverage. Apparently, that relationship survived the campaign.

“It seems Sinclair is seeking to become yet another propaganda tool of the Trump administration,” Romley said. “The only way we can stop this biased intervention into broadcast news is to hit them where it hurts – in their corporate pocketbooks.”

Romley joins other congressional candidates who opposed corporate influence in the news room and strongly support the independence of journalists.


Ken Romley is running in North Carolina’s Second Congressional District for the seat held by Rep. George Holding. He is a high-tech entrepreneur who has founded four companies in Wake County over the past 25 years that have employed hundreds of people. Romley lives in Wake County with his wife, Di, and has two adult children.

Romley Makes the Rounds: March 25, 2018

March 25, 2018 in Romley Makes the Rounds

In Congress

Once again, a dysfunctional Congress had to put together a temporary spending bill to keep government open because they can’t pass a budget. Republicans like to say they’ll run government like a business, but if a business ran like this, it would close. It’s time to fire some Members of Congress, starting with George Holding.

In the White House

Donald Trump kept the turnover rolling at the White House. This time, he fired H. R. McMaster and replaced him with John Bolton, a scary guy who wrote an op-ed on making a first-strike on North Korea.

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Romley Makes the Rounds: March 18, 2018

March 18, 2018 in Romley Makes the Rounds

In Congress

Congress just got a little bluer when Democrat Conor Lamb won a Pennsylvania special election in a district Donald Trump carried by 19 points. To put that into perspective and what it means for November, Trump only won NC-02 by nine points and our district has fewer rural voters than the one in Pennsylvania.

In the White House

After pressure from Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe just two days before he was set to retire. Now, Trump is urging the Attorney General’s office to shut down the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Romley Makes the Rounds: March 12, 2018

March 12, 2018 in Romley Makes the Rounds

In Congress

There’s another special Congressional election this week. This time, the Democrat in PA-18 is neck-in-neck in a district that Trump won by more than 20 points in 2016. If this district flips, watch for Republicans to panic.

In the White House

Donald Trump’s new best friend is Kim Jung Un of North Korea. Kim invited Trump to North Korea and he accepted to the consternation of his foreign policy advisors. Continue reading »

Romley Makes the Rounds: Feb. 25, 2018

February 25, 2018 in Romley Makes the Rounds

In Congress

In the wake of the shooting in Parkland, some folks in Congress are hoping for quick action on gun violence. Don’t count on it. The NRA is entrenched and the dysfunction in Washington will likely prevent anything from happening anytime soon. More reasons we need new people in Congress.

In the White House

The Mueller investigation keeps rolling out indictments. Last week, it was against Russian companies and people in the US. This past week, it was more indictments against Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates. Every time new indictments come down, Trump’s Twitter feed goes nuts. I wonder why? Continue reading »

Romley Makes the Rounds: Feb. 18, 2018

February 18, 2018 in Romley Makes the Rounds

On the shooting in Parkland, Florida

The school shooting in Florida this week should remind us that we are failing our children. Politicians who say there’s nothing we can do should get out of the way of those of us want to try. The student who are speaking out are far more eloquent the adults who have let them down. There’s one thing we should all be able to agree on: We need research into how to prevent more carnage. Unfortunately, the NRA has blocked any government funding for research into gun violence. That must change. That’s just a first step, but it’s one that should be enacted immediately.

In Congress

Congress again showed its dysfunction. This time, they couldn’t come together to pass a fix for the DREAMERs despite overwhelming support from the American public. This failure is another sign that we need a new Congress to get anything done.

In the White House

Donald Trump released his budget busting budget to huge criticism. The proposed budget would add billions to the deficit and more than a trillion dollars to the national debt. It would also cut Medicare by more than $500 million. It’s largely considered dead-on-arrival, illustrating more dysfunction at the highest reaches of government. Continue reading »

Romley Makes the Rounds: Feb. 11, 2018

February 11, 2018 in Romley Makes the Rounds

In Congress

Well, Congress passed a spending deal that will fund government for the next six weeks and sets spending priorities for the next two years. The deal also increases the deficit substantially. So much for anybody being the party of fiscal responsibility.

In the White House

The #MeToo movement reached into the upper echelon of the White House staff this week when White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter resigned because of charges of domestic violence from two of his ex-wives. Donald Trump wished Porter well and reminded reporters that Porter denied the allegations. The whole affair had shades of Trump’s defense of Roy Moore in Alabama. When it comes to abusers and abuse victims, we can count on the president to side with the abusers. Continue reading »