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Trump Is Not an ‘Insurrectionist’

by Larry Elder | FrontPage Mag | August 1, 2022

In an editorial called "Trump's Silence on January 6 Is Damning," the New York Post wrote: "His only focus was to find any means -- damn the consequences -- to block the peaceful transfer of power. There is no other explanation, just as there is no defense, for his refusal to stop the violence. It's up to the Justice Department to decide if this is a crime. But as a matter of principle and character, Trump has proven himself unworthy to be this country's chief executive again."

I'm afraid I have to disagree.

Former President Donald Trump felt robbed, understandably so. NPR's Domenico Montanaro said, "Just 44,000 votes in Georgia, Arizona, and Wisconsin separated Biden and Trump from a tie in the Electoral College."

Let's look at just three states. The Michigan secretary of state used COVID-19 as an excuse to send a mail-in ballot application to every registered voter, whether or not the voter requested one. True, Trump lost the lawsuit against Michigan when the Michigan Supreme Court refused to take up the case, leaving the Michigan Court of Appeals ruling in place. But in that 2-1 ruling on procedural grounds, Judge Patrick Meter dissented, arguing that the "issues are not moot because state electors have not yet been seated, the Electoral College has not yet been assembled, and Congress has not yet convened."

In Pennsylvania, numerous rules and regulations were violated, including allowing election officials to accept some ballots received after Election Day. Judicial changes ordered to the state law have raised fierce objections. Two prominent liberal professors, Harvard emeritus Alan Dershowitz and George Washington University's Jonathan Turley suggested that Trump's lawsuit against the state had merit. Dershowitz said about Pennsylvania's acceptance of ballots after election day, "The Constitution doesn't permit anybody in the state but the legislature to make decisions about elections." Turley wrote: "Pennsylvania remains a rich environment for challenges. The issues in Pennsylvania may involve mailed ballots without postmarks and rejecting those with signature mismatches. There are lawsuits over officials 'curing' defective ballots and letting ineligible voters fill out ballots, which could knock out small pockets that could change the results."

The Wisconsin Supreme Court, also on procedural grounds, ruled against Trump 4-3. But the chief justice of that court, in a dissent, argued, among other things, that the use of drop boxes violated the law. Chief Justice Patience Roggensack wrote, "The WEC (Wisconsin Election Commission) ignores that the legislature provided only one act an election official may take concerning a defective witness address: mail the defective ballot back to the elector to correct the error."

Indeed, in July 2022, the Wisconsin Supreme Court disallowed drop boxes in a 4-3 decision, except for those at election offices where only the voter could drop off their own ballot.

As to fomenting an "insurrection," Kash Patel, chief of staff for the acting Secretary of Defense, said that on January 4, "Mr. Trump unequivocally authorized up to 20,000 National Guardsmen and women for us to utilize should the second part of the law, the request, come in. But those requests never did." Patel says he testified under oath to the January 6 committee that he was in the room when Trump made this authorization.

What part of "peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard" -- as Trump said in his January 6 speech -- do the January 6 committee members not understand? Yes, the address ended with, "We fight like hell. And if you don't fight like hell, you'll not have a country anymore." But politicians have long used rhetoric like "We're going to fight," "We're going to take back America," or "This is war."

Trump made unsuccessful legal arguments against the certification of the election, as did congressional Democrats following the presidential elections of 2000, 2004, and 2016. But when they did so, the media did not characterize them as "undermining our democracy."

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A Declaration of Dissolution Wisconsin Supreme Court Fires the Starting Gun

by Bob Maistros | Issues & Insights | August 1, 2022

If elections are conducted outside of the law, the people have not conferred their consent on the government. Such elections are unlawful, and their results are illegitimate.” — Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley, writing for the Wisconsin Supreme Court majority in Teigen v. Wisconsin Elections Commission

A court of law has finally confirmed it: The 2020 election was “illegitimate.” And all the demands for sufficient evidence of voter fraud to reverse the outcome were a red herring.

The truly dispositive factor, as stated by a Republican Wisconsin state legislator in a March hearing and affirmed in the opinion: “If a vote is cast in an illegal process, it’s an illegal vote!”

The reasons for legislatively enacted absentee ballot protections are clear. Justice Bradley quotes the Wisconsin Legislature’s rationale: “(P)revent the potential for fraud or abuse … overzealous solicitation of absent electors who may prefer not to participate in an election … undue influence on an absent elector … or other similar abuses.”

And that’s exactly what unlawfully relaxed provisions occasioned in Wisconsin:

  • Nearly 3,600 trips by 138 “mules” to drop boxes to traffic 137,551 votes. (Trump lost the state by about 20,000.)
  • Illegal assistance with absentee ballots by nursing home staff to residents, some with dementia.
  • Zuckerbucks” exploiting these changes to “purchase Joe Biden an additional 65,222 votes, without which Donald Trump would have won the state by 44,540 votes.”

But again, per Wisconsin’s Supremes, Donald Trump didn’t have to prove the existence or extent of fraud, only deviation from legislative schemes. Because – nota bene! – the votes’ unlawful nature is the proof.

The same “pollution” of the “integrity of the results,” as the Court expressed it, occurred in:

Michigan: Unlawfully imposed rules for validating absentee signatures and a refusal to comply with an enactment allowing access to drop-box video surveillance.

Georgia: The Stacey Abrams settlement that, as a U.S. Supreme Court amicus curiae brief demonstrated, ran afoul of schemes regulating – what else? – drop boxes and signature identification.

Pennsylvania: A state Supreme Court decree involving absentee deadlines that, per U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, “squarely alter(ed) an important statutory provision enacted by the Pennsylvania Legislature.” 

As Texas and 17 other states argued in a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court, these jurisdictions’ “significant and unconstitutional irregularities … cumulatively preclude(d) knowing who legitimately won the 2020 election.”

Yet observers left and right shrug off the Badger State ruling’s significance. Slate sniffs, “Without a shred of evidence” (to repeat, irrelevant) “the court has thrown its weight behind a dangerous conspiracy theory” (unlawful votes are no “conspiracy”) “that helped to fuel the Jan. 6 insurrection.” (That again.)

And sort of rightward, the Wall Street Journal trots out the usual dismissive arguments:

“Mr. Trump … lagged the state’s GOP congressmen by 63,547. Split tickets by Republicans more than explain why Mr. Trump fell short.”

Really? Trump had 95% approval among Republicans in October 2020. Yet GOP congressmen ran ahead of him?

“Drop boxes were an unlawful delivery method, but if real Wisconsinites put real ballots into them … that isn’t ‘fraud.’”

Again, fraud isn’t dispositive – illegal votes are. Outside anti-fraud provisions, how can anyone know who deposited the ballots?

“Bill Barr told a podcast recently that Mr. Trump was duly warned to get solid lawyers working to defend business-as-usual voting processes. … ‘He ignored that advice. He did not have a legal team prepared to go and fight around the country. So a lot of these, bending of the playing field, were his own fault.’”

Trump’s attorneys combatted unlawful provisions state by state, before and after Nov. 3. Were slapped down repeatedly on the inappropriate “lack of evidence” standard. And even humiliated and threatened with sanctions for representing him.

Plus, try out this argument: “The woman was dressed provocatively and didn’t take self-defense lessons. So that sexual assault was her own fault.”

The Journal did get one thing right: “Judges are unlikely to throw out legitimate votes after the fact.”

Or even illegitimate ones. Alito also wrote that the Pennsylvania case had “national importance. … There is a strong likelihood that the State Supreme Court decision violates the federal Constitution.”

Yet when a majority rejected the Lone Star State’s petition for lack of “a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another state conducts its elections,” even Alito allowed that he “would grant no other relief.”

Of course, that ruling was outrageous. As Justice Bradley wrote, “(A)ll lawful voters … are injured when the institution charged with administering Wisconsin elections does not follow the law, leaving the results in question.” (Emphasis added.)

Petitioning states had an interest in preventing their “lawful voters’” disenfranchisement when battleground jurisdictions’ constitutional infractions led to an “illegitimate” national outcome.

These citizens “have not conferred their consent” for Bidenite misrule and ensuing harm – ruinous inflation, border chaos, institutionalized gender confusion and cancel culture, and global humiliation.

The British crown’s lack of “consent of the governed” led Thomas Jefferson to pen the immortal passage: “When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another.”

It has become necessary. Even the Reddest Waves this November cannot now undo the damage the Zuckerbergs, Jan. 6 zealots and the rest of the “well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies” have wrought to our system and processes. Or prevent another electoral heist in 2024.

Which returns us to the demand articulated here nearly 600 days ago: since they got no help from courts, “Deep red states should simply declare the union dissolved” – Jefferson’s term – “by nefarious actions to disenfranchise Americans.”

Justice Bradley has now officially fired the starting gun. Let the Great American Opt-Out commence.

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Fulton County Claimed 59,143 People Voted on Election Day In Person---

--- But the Data Doesn't Add Up

by  Brian Lupo | Gateway Pundit | July 27, 2022

With only a month left to go for election document retention in accordance with Federal law, and with the 2022 Election season in full swing, it seems an appropriate time to reflect on some of the anomalies in the 2020 election.  After all, we never did get an answer for most of these.  Perhaps this information may be relevant to the grand jury that is investigating President Trump for his phone call with Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. After all, President Trump laid out a plethora of vote discrepancies totaling in the hundreds of thousands of votes when all he needed was 12,000 or so.

In this article, I’d like to spotlight the analysis that was produced by David Cross and his team.  Mr. Cross found that using the Georgia Secretary of State’s own results page, they claimed to have 59,143 in-person voters on November 3, 2020.  You can watch the segment I did with Mr. Cross in the video above.

On November 3, 2020, the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections called a special meeting to discuss the election thus far.  In this live-streamed meeting that is still available here, Fulton County’s interim Elections Chief Dwight Brower said that as of about 5 pm, “about 14,152 people have cast a ballot” in Fulton Co.  At the  16:42 mark, Dr. Kathleen Ruth asks Dwight Brower to confirm that number of 14,152.   At 17:28, BRE member Mark Wingate again, for a third time, asks Dwight Brower to confirm that 14,152 ballots have been cast in person on Election Day thus far.  And again, he confirms with Ralph Jones, the Registration Chief, also present on the call.

This admission by Dwight Brower would suggest that between the hours of 5 pm and 7 pm in Fulton County, almost 45,000 people rushed to the polls to vote in person.  However, as mentioned by David Cross in our interview, there was no reporting of long lines or any rushes to the polls.  In fact, the Saporta Report, a well-known local news outlet, claimed you could hear the “rustling of leaves on the ground” outside the Central Park Rec Center polling location.  The polls were opened two hours extra, from 7-9 pm due to “technical issues” early on, but as reported, all of those ballots were to be voted on provisional ballots.

Further evidence of this counting anomaly can be found in the Carter Jones Report.  You may remember Carter Jones as the individual hired by the Secretary of State’s office to oversee the election process in Fulton Co and issue his findings and suggestions.  In his notes, there is a screenshot that shows a total vote count of 21,843 election day votes on November 5 at 12:49 am.  This is obviously a far cry from the 59,000 reported by Fulton Co. 

 

 

 

If you search this document, provided by Fulton Co, for total vote records from 5 pm until close, you will see that there were 6,931 voters in that time frame.  If you factor in what Dwight Brower stated (14,152 votes) plus the 6,931 votes from the Voter List above, it is only 105 votes off from the 21,843 in the Carter Jones report.   The Voter List document above does show 59,186 people voted, however, it does not corroborate with what Dwight Brower claimed three separate times to the BRE in an official meeting, or what Carter Jones incidentally displayed in his report.  The Voter List above shows that the 14,152nd person checked in to vote at 8:36 am.  This implies that Dwight Brower would have been citing data that is almost nine hours behind.  This also is not likely as they have real-time poll pad check-ins through Cradle Point software.

I wish there was a way to reconcile all of this and get the truth, however, requests for Election Day ballot images have been repeatedly denied with the response “Ballot imaging was not required for the November 2020 election.  No responsive records.”

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Trump-Pence Ticket, Torn by Jan. 6, Becomes an Unequal Rivalry

Trailed by the Capitol riot fallout and 2024 speculation, the two erstwhile allies gave competing speeches that revealed the Republican Party’s enduring challenges and divisions.

In his speech on Tuesday, Donald J. Trump repeatedly veered off script to complain about “hoax” investigations and lie about his 2020 election loss. Credit...Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times

by Michael C. Bender | The New York Times | July 26, 2022

WASHINGTON — Eighteen months after departing the nation’s capital for the final time as president, Donald J. Trump returned on Tuesday confronting federal investigations, fresh doubts about his viability in an increasingly likely third White House bid and an emerging rivalry with his erstwhile running mate.

In addresses from two hotel ballrooms less than a mile apart in Washington, Mr. Trump and Mike Pence, the vice president whom he had left at the mercy of a mob of his supporters during the Capitol riot, put on clear display one of the most uncomfortable splits inside their party.

The competing speeches on the same day would have been inconceivable for a former president and his own vice president not long ago. But the demise of precedent has long been a hallmark of the Trump era.

The strange tableau also illustrated many Republicans’ frustrations and reservations about a 2024 Trump campaign, which a recent New York Times/Siena College poll suggested could cause large numbers of Republican voters to defect from the party in a general election.

In his 90-minute speech, Mr. Trump repeatedly veered off script to complain about “hoax” investigations, boast about surviving two impeachments and lie about his 2020 election loss. Mr. Pence, by contrast, urged the party to look ahead and unite for the next political battles.
 

“Some people may choose to focus on the past, but elections are about the future,” Mr. Pence said.

A scowling Mr. Trump leaned on menacing imagery of an America besieged by violent crime and in desperate need of a rescue that only he could provide.

“Our country is going to hell,” he said. “It’s a very unsafe place.”

The two appearances also underscored the wide gap in enthusiasm among Republicans between Mr. Trump and any other potential primary rival in 2024.

While Mr. Pence drew tepid applause during his 30-minute address to about 250 attendees at an event hosted by the Young America’s Foundation, Mr. Trump commanded numerous standing ovations from an audience of about 800 people at a gathering of the America First Policy Institute. The former president’s speech seemed to double as a reunion for former administration officials, campaign aides, and informal advisers.

Nearly everyone, that is, except Mr. Pence.

  Mr. Trump speaking at the America First Rally

 

Mr. Pence has been a recurring target of criticism from Mr. Trump, who has denounced the former vice president’s refusal to delay the certification of the 2020 election results on Jan. 6, 2021. In his speech, Mr. Pence made only passing reference to the ensuing attack on the Capitol — when he was forced into hiding as rioters chanted for him to be hanged — as a “tragic day.”

Last week, the House committee investigating the Capitol riot detailed Mr. Trump’s decisions not to call off the violence, and the fear that members of Mr. Pence’s Secret Service detail felt for their lives.
 
Mr. Trump continued pressuring Vice President Mike Pence to go along with a plan to overturn his loss even after he was told it was illegal, according to testimony laid out by the panel during the third hearing. The committee showed how Mr. Trump’s actions led his supporters to storm the Capitol, sending Mr. Pence fleeing for his life.
 

The hearing prompted a striking shift in the conservative media. In scathing editorials from two newspapers controlled by the Murdoch family, The New York Post said Mr. Trump was “unworthy” to be president again, while The Wall Street Journal opined that he had “utterly failed” his duty to handle the crisis.

And on Monday, news emerged that two of Mr. Pence’s top aides had testified to a federal grand jury in Washington as part of the Justice Department’s criminal investigation into the events surrounding the riot. Furthermore, reports emerged on Tuesday saying that federal prosecutors had sought information about the former president’s role in the efforts to overturn the election as the Justice Department’s inquiry accelerates.

While Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence were in somewhat regular contact immediately after leaving office — speaking several times by phone in conversations that avoided the subject of the Capitol riot — they have not held similar discussions in months, according to their advisers. In an interview last year, Mr. Trump said that he had never told Mr. Pence he was sorry for not acting quicker to stop the attack — and that Mr. Pence had never asked for an apology.

But a rivalry has flared up behind the scenes.

One source of tension has been the book Mr. Pence is writing about his time in the administration. When Mr. Trump learned about the memoir, titled “So Help Me God” and set to be published on Nov. 15, the former president was still musing about obtaining a deal of his own.

But in most parts of the publishing industry, Mr. Trump was broadly seen as a risk. The former president appeared stung that Mr. Pence had gotten a multimillion-dollar deal, and within days of learning about it, he attacked the former vice president while speaking to donors at a Republican National Committee event at Mar-a-Lago, seizing on Mr. Pence’s refusal to do what Mr. Trump wanted on Jan. 6.

Speaking before a gathering of young conservatives in Washington on Tuesday, former Vice President Mike Pence said that “some people may choose to focus on the past, but elections are about the future.”Credit...Patrick Semansky/Associated Press

This year, the two men have veered from each other on the midterm campaign trail. They have backed opposing candidates in several primary races, including the Republican governor’s contest next week in Arizona, and the party’s primary for governor in Georgia in June, when Mr. Pence’s pick, Gov. Brian Kemp, easily defeated his Trump-backed challenger, David Perdue.

 

Mr. Pence, meanwhile, left out of his speech the kind of effusive praise for Mr. Trump that he had regularly injected into his addresses as vice president and instead referred to the “Trump-Pence” administration’s accomplishments.

A mild-mannered former governor of Indiana, Mr. Pence remains a reviled figure among much of the Republican base — largely because he resisted Mr. Trump’s attempts to subvert the 2020 election.

In a New York Times/Siena College poll of Republican voters this month, just 6 percent said they would vote for Mr. Pence if he ran for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, compared with 49 percent who said they backed Mr. Trump and 25 percent who supported Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida.

Still, Mr. Pence has been praised by some fellow Republicans for his steadfastness during, and after, the Capitol riot. Pat Cipollone, the former White House counsel, told House investigators that Mr. Pence deserved the Presidential Medal of Freedom, one of the nation’s highest honors, for withstanding Mr. Trump’s pressure campaign — and remaining on Capitol grounds amid the violence — to certify the election.

Mr. Pence also defended himself, and directly contradicted Mr. Trump, in a February speech to the Federalist Society in Florida where he said the former president incorrectly believed that the vice president had the authority to overturn election results.

“President Trump is wrong,” Mr. Pence said at the time. “I had no right to overturn the election.”

But the former vice president has been reluctant to revisit the issue. On Tuesday he drew subtle distinctions between Mr. Trump’s fixation on the 2020 election and his own preference to focus more broadly on his hopes for the conservative movement.

 

In his speech, Mr. Trump received some of his biggest applause when he strayed from his prepared remarks, including his call to keep transgender women from playing in women’s sports — and again when he claimed he had won the presidency a second time.

Mr. Trump also called for creating sprawling homeless encampments outside cities, which would have bathrooms and medical staff, and he urged aggressive policies to combat crime. He renewed his support for the death penalty for drug dealers and for controversial stop-and-frisk law enforcement tactics that, he said, would help “give police back their power and prestige.”

“Leave our police alone,” Mr. Trump said. “Each time they do something, they’re afraid they’re going to be destroyed, their pensions are going to be taken away, they’ll be fired, they’ll be put in jail. Let them do their job.”

In his speech, Mr. Pence celebrated the Supreme Court’s recent ruling eliminating the federal right to abortion and called for a movement of cultural conservatives to turn back a “pernicious woke agenda” that was, he argued, “allowing the radical left to continue dumping toxic waste into the headwaters of our culture.”

“We save the babies, we’ll save America,” he said.

Still, Mr. Pence couldn’t escape the direct contrast with Mr. Trump. When Mr. Pence finished his speech, the first question from the audience of young conservatives was about the former president “and the divide between the two of you.”

“I don’t know that our movement is that divided,” Mr. Pence said. “I don’t know that the president and I differ on issues, but we may differ on focus.”

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"If the 2020 election was stolen and not exposed and confronted, the sovereignty of We the People has no future." David Farrar

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VoterGA Uncovers Massive Election Fraud in Georgia

by Emerald Robinson’s The Right Way | July 20, 2022

The election integrity group VoterGA has produced a new video, called: '2020 Georgia's Election Fraud Report,' and the video shows obvious and massive voter fraud.

 

 

This is one of the best videos that I’ve ever seen on how our elections are corrupted by using electronic voting machines. It covers the deceptive practices used in the election night vote, and the “risk-limiting” audit, and the machine recount. It’s the best use of 56 minutes of your life right now — especially before the 2022 midterms.

Here are my favorite seven slides from the video.

1) VoterGA is being blocked from reviewing Georgia’s original ballots because every county in Georgia has been told to deny VoterGA’s open records requests by the Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

So much for transparency in our public elections!

2) Let’s discuss the scale of the 2020 election fraud. There are 159 counties in Georgia. VoterGA made open records requests from all of them and found that 74 counties cannot even produce the complete ballot images — as required by law. That’s nearly half of Georgia’s counties that are running illegal elections.

3) Georgia’s SOS Brad Raffensperger appeared on TV on November 4th, 2020 to tell the world that Georgia had 4.7 million total votes to count.

4) Only 13 precincts were left to report.

5) However, the final certified vote count for Georgia was almost 5 million — a discrepancy of about 300,000 votes.

6) Those 13 precincts only had 50,000 ballots — so how did an extra 250,000 votes get counted?

7) The best slide of all: VoterGA found a report — with 100% of Georgia’s counties and 100% of Georgia’s precincts reporting — that showed Donald Trump won in Georgia.

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Independent and fearless journalists need your support like never before.

I need your support like never before.

The corporate media is completely corrupt. Just go down the list: the Russia Hoax, the stolen 2020 election, the deadly COVID vaccines. The corporate media is actively trying to hide the truth from the American people on a daily basis.

If we are going to survive the current regime then we must stand together.

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If establishment GOP want to convince voters outside their bubble...

... THEY SHOULD TRY HARDER THAN THEIR "LOST, NOT STOLEN" REPORT.

by Mollie Hemingway | The Federalist | July 19, 2022

A group of establishment Republicans released a report last week claiming to make “The Conservative Case that Trump Lost and Biden Won the 2020 Presidential Election.”

It is not news that Joe Biden won the 2020 election. The report’s strawman-slaying title is intended to suggest that concerns about the integrity of that election are without merit. But the report itself simply goes through court decisions and recounts, listing how they turned out. It focuses on questions about “fraud,” rather than the significant and extremely well-substantiated concerns Republican voters have about the election.

“Their methodology obscures the vast majority of actual material to consider if one were honestly engaging the problems,” said Capital Research Center President Scott Walter. His group has documented the significant role played by Mark Zuckerberg’s private funding of government election offices, a massive issue that the report almost completely elided.

Other major issues were also downplayed or ignored, even as court cases and investigative reports vindicate some of those concerns. In just the last few weeks, the Wisconsin Supreme Court, for example, ruled that unsupervised ballot drop boxes and third-party ballot trafficking both violate state law.

In its report, the group claimed its conservative Republican bona fides were beyond question, asserting that no members “have shifted loyalties to the Democratic Party, and none bear any ill will toward Trump and especially not toward his sincere supporters.”

In fact, the group is a combination of NeverTrumpers and people who thought the Republican Party had gone off the deep end long before Trump’s arrival. The report uses misdirection and red herrings regarding “voter fraud” to avoid talking about genuine and substantiated concerns regarding illegal voting and election integrity. And it is sourced to left-wing corporate media outlets such as The New York Times and The Washington Post, hardly places to go to make any case, much less a credible or conservative one, about the 2020 election.

From the Voter-Rejected Wing of the GOP

Report co-author Thomas Griffith, a former federal judge whose enthusiastic support of Ketanji Brown Jackson was singled out by President Biden in his speech when he nominated her to the Supreme Court, told NeverTrump publication The Dispatch: “The idea is that it’s written by conservatives, for conservatives. We recognize the people who are watching [Morning Joe and CNN] are probably not the people we’re primarily interested in.”

Paul Ryan’s former chief of staff David Hoppe, another co-author, admitted the group got much support for its project from volunteers at high-powered, inside-the-Beltway law firms. Still, corporate media accepted the group’s framing of itself as “conservative.” Even a cursory look at the list revealed that to be overly generous if not completely misleading.

Ted Olson served as former President George W. Bush’s solicitor general, but he is most well known for being the brains and muscle behind the legal campaign to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples. When President Trump sought to have his help to fight against the Russia collusion hoax that so undermined the country, Olson declined to help. He did go on television to publicly disparage the president after declining his request. Olson even tried to get Mitch McConnell to backtrack on his policy of not holding hearings for Justice Antonin Scalia’s replacement until after the 2016 election. Olson is routinely derided by critics as a “conservative attorney for sale,” and someone who has “always been a hired gun.”

Former federal judge Michael McConnell argued on PBS in support of the second impeachment trial for President Trump.

Former federal judge Michael Luttig is already well known for helping out the Democrats’ January 6 Committee. He rather famously left the federal bench for Boeing — “taking his toys and going home,” as some put it at the time — after President George W. Bush didn’t put him on the Supreme Court. The Wall Street Journal noted that his resignation letter pointedly didn’t mention the younger Bush.

Luttig also serves on the advisory board of “The Safeguarding Democracy Project,” led by Richard Hasen, an election law professor who criticizes voter ID laws. Its mission statement claims Republicans who questioned the legitimacy of the 2020 election were acting in bad faith, and that election integrity laws passed after the 2020 election “threaten the cornerstone of American democracy.”

Gordon Smith, one of the report’s co-authors, wasn’t even considered a conservative in the old Republican Party back when he served as a senator from Oregon from 1997-2009. Before he became a high-paid lobbyist for the National Association of Broadcasters, he was assessed the fourth most liberal GOP senator after Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, both of Maine, and Pennsylvania’s Arlen Specter, who officially joined Democrats in 2009. By 2008, when he was defeated, Smith scored only a 33 out of 100 by the American Conservative Union. Just this year, he declined to endorse a Republican for Oregon’s gubernatorial race.

Former Sen. John Danforth of Missouri, another co-author, thought the Republican Party was too conservative by 2005, arguing in The New York Times that it had become a party overtaken by conservative Christians. Danforth, an Episcopal priest, was a public supporter of efforts to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples. He has said the worst mistake he ever made was supporting Sen. Josh Hawley’s political aspirations.

All of the report’s authors are or were Republican, including Hoppe, but they tend to inhabit parts of the old Republican Party that voters are increasingly rejecting, not just for their weak policy proposals but for their habit of cooperating with left-wing media in its unceasing attempts to undermine the new Republican Party’s political strengths.

The Man Who Lost the Decades-Long Battle for Election Integrity

Two days before the razor-thin 2020 presidential election, report co-author Ben Ginsberg, the long-time dean of establishment Republican election lawyers and former counsel to Bush’s presidential campaigns and Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns, did one of the most hostile things imaginable to Trump and his voters. He went to The Washington Post to beg Americans to vote for Democrat nominee Joe Biden (“My party is destroying itself on the altar of Trump.”) He and other NeverTrumpers represent exceedingly little of the Republican Party outside of the Beltway, but in an election that came down to 43,000 votes across three states, they should get at least some credit — or if you’re a Republican voter, blame — for pushing Biden and other Democrats over the finish line and bringing the country to where it is today.

Ginsberg, it turns out, bears more responsibility for how the election turned out than most, and his op-ed explains why.

It wasn’t just that Ginsberg used his Republican pedigree in order to elevate his hatred of Trump when Republican campaigns desperately needed unity and strength. By November 2020, such tantrums were common among the Republicans who used to control the party. No, it was that he went on an absolute tirade against election integrity itself, adopting every Democrat Party talking point against Republican efforts to secure the ballot box.

Two days before the 2020 election had even occurred — and long before this report came out last week — his mind was made up. Proof of systemic fraud simply “doesn’t exist.” He compared concerns about election integrity to a hunt for the “Loch Ness monster.”

He praised practices enabling widespread unsupervised voting, including unattended ballot drop boxes, drive-through voting operations, and third-party ballot trafficking. He belittled concerns about even weak and insufficient verification systems, such as signature matches. He said Republican lawyers fighting against such practices were engaging in “voter suppression,” a common Democrat talking point.

Months after Ginsberg’s 2020 op-ed mocking election concerns, Time magazine itself confirmed what many Republicans suspected: the existence of a “conspiracy” by powerful Democrats to push through these unsupervised voting practices, creating an election system to ensure the outcome they desired. As Time wrote, it was “a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information.”

The successful effort to change hundreds of laws and processes across the country to enable tens of millions of unsupervised ballots to flood the system was led by Marc Elias, the same Democrat attorney who had been behind the creation of the Russia collusion hoax, the lie that Trump didn’t win in 2016 but stole the election by colluding with Russia.

Democrats had been working for decades to accomplish these changes. For nearly four decades, it was Ginsberg’s job to fight them. As the Republican Party’s top election lawyer, Ginsberg was supposed to be the person responsible for pushing back against coordinated and well-funded Democrat efforts to expand unsupervised voting and to make it difficult to scrutinize the resulting ballots that were far more susceptible to fraud.

It’s not surprising that Republicans fared so poorly against the coordinated Democrat campaign to water down election integrity over the last 20 years given that Ginsberg was the guy supposedly leading their fight.

Early on in my reporting for my best-selling book on the 2020 election, I spoke with dozens of Republican attorneys at the state and federal levels who had found themselves battling this widespread and coordinated takeover of the 2020 election. I asked some of them about Ginsberg’s op-ed and work, and how he compared to Elias.

They told me that Elias doesn’t have much going on in his life other than his election work, and he wakes up each morning with big plans on how to manipulate elections. (A look at his active social media presence supports the characterization.) They explained to me that Elias isn’t as good of an attorney as he promotes himself to be, but he’s the type who will argue whatever he needs to for a client. If that means arguing that voting machines aren’t secure — as his group did in 2020 when trying to overturn the results of Rep. Claudia Tenney’s election in New York, he’ll do it. If it means mocking the idea that voting machines aren’t secure — as his group did in 2020 when battling Trump election challenges that same year, he’ll do that too. He takes whatever side of an issue he needs to in order to secure a favorable outcome for his clients.

These sources noted that Ginsberg, by contrast, usually managed to help Elias and other Democrats in their efforts. They said he was a decent and well-connected Beltway attorney, but he didn’t seem to care much about election integrity, relative to his Democrat counterpart’s efforts. He was a fine lawyer who tended to do a mediocre job, they said. In fact, as soon as he retired, Ginsberg’s written and spoken statements have sounded like they could have come from Elias.

Ginsberg even recently co-founded a group to fight election integrity efforts, claiming that such efforts to ensure transparency and accountability put election officials at risk. His co-founder David Becker, formerly with radical left-wing group People for the American Way, now runs the Center for Election Innovation and Research, one of the two groups Zuckerberg funded during the 2020 election with $419 million. Those funds enabled the private takeover of government election offices in the blue areas of swing states. With Luttig, Ginsberg serves on the advisory board of the Safeguarding Democracy Project, the group opposed to election integrity efforts.

So What About the Report’s Substance?

The report was presented as an exhaustive look at what happened in the 2020 election. In fact, it only really looked in a cursory fashion at a limited set of lawsuits officially raised by Trump attorneys in the days and weeks after the election.

The report’s co-authors admitted to The Dispatch that the information in the report wasn’t new. Indeed, it’s seemed mostly to be a summation of what law associates might find in Lexis-Nexis — a recitation of legal cases and brief mentions of a few reports and audits in six battleground states. It did not dig deep into any of them, merely restating the circumstances by which cases were dismissed or resolved. And it doesn’t even do a good job with that.

For instance, it characterizes a report from the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty as finding, “no evidence of widespread voter fraud and no evidence of significant problems with voting machines — in fact, they found that Democratic candidates performed worse than expected in areas with Dominion machines.” Of course, “widespread voter fraud” and “voting machines” are red herrings, intended to divert people from dealing with what actually happened to control the election outcome in Wisconsin.

Contrast the report’s summation of the issue in Wisconsin with the actual first statement from the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty on its website for election integrity, which says, “It is almost certain that in Wisconsin’s 2020 election the number of votes that did not comply with existing legal requirements exceeded Joe Biden’s margin of victory.” The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has shown that claim isn’t even up for debate, and while that is not “voter fraud,” per se, many Americans would describe the efforts to enable illegal voting methods as “widespread election fraud.”

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty’s report was a particularly modest account. Other independent analysts and econometricians analyzing Wisconsin have found that Zuckerberg’s meddling had a far greater impact than they realized. Here’s what a team of academics wrote about the Center for Tech and Civic Life’s takeover of government election offices in Wisconsin’s biggest cities:

Without CTCL involvement in Wisconsin in 2020, Wisconsin would be a solidly red state. We estimate that CTCL’s investment in seven Wisconsin counties resulted in 65,222 votes for Biden that would not have occurred in CTCL’s absence. That’s more than three times as big as the final 20,800-vote margin between Biden and Trump in 2020.

Private funding of elections overwhelmingly went to Democrat areas of swing states, produced skewed results, and violated legal requirements prohibiting partisan effects to nonprofit work. The situation in Wisconsin was so bad that leftist activists funded by the Zuckerberg operation led to multiple resignations of local officials in protest.

The report barely mentions, and therefore fails to adequately deal with, Zuckerberg’s funding and what it paid for, merely mentioning that some legal challenges had cited it. This is despite its central role in the outcomes for multiple swing states, including Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Georgia.

The report does a poor job dealing with Georgia as well. In its opening paragraph on Georgia, the report’s authors write, “Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a conservative Republican, conducted a full manual recount of the five million ballots cast, confirming Biden’s victory. At Trump’s request, election officials then conducted a post-certification recount, which also confirmed Biden’s victory. Secretary Raffensperger, with the assistance of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, evaluated and rejected numerous claims of fraud.”

There are multiple major problems with this characterization of Georgia. The report authors didn’t seem to understand, or failed to accurately convey, the situation with the Trump lawsuit filed there. To take just one example from that lawsuit, it alleged a serious problem with illegal voting. Shortly after the election, voting data expert Mark Davis noticed a problem of 40,000 votes cast by people who had registered to vote in a county different from the one they had claimed to move to. It was one of the dozens of categories mentioned in the Trump lawsuit, and in the intervening months, it has been confirmed that more illegal votes were cast in this manner than comprises the margin of victory for the race.

One could perform a recount a thousand times and not detect, much less deal with, that problem. A recount would simply recount the ballots, whether they were legal or not legal. As for the suggestion that Raffensperger took seriously, much less rejected, claims of illegal voting, the evidence does not support the claim. He fiercely fought the campaign’s efforts to determine the precise number of illegal votes during the time they needed the information for their lawsuit. After The Federalist reported on this issue last year, and a television station confirmed the existence of the problem, his office was cagey about whether they were going to investigate, much less do anything about it. His office also made excuses for the illegal voting, suggesting it was not a major concern for his office.

The issue isn’t even addressed in the report, and discussions of the lawsuit and how it was handled are completely inadequate and erroneous. The problem with the lawsuit — which did not allege fraud and which had many substantiated claims — was that it could not get a hearing before Jan. 6. The problems the campaign’s legal team had getting a hearing were Kafka-esque, and the report doesn’t seem to understand what the issues were, much less how they were handled.

Other major issues are neglected in the report. Because of the limited scope and lack of depth in the report, it doesn’t even acknowledge, much less give credit, to a 2022 Pennsylvania court decision ruling that all no-excuse mail-in voting in the commonwealth is unconstitutional. In its discussion of the Arizona audit, which found large and systematic problems in election administration, it quotes the response from the hostile Maricopa County Board of Supervisors as definitive. Likewise, it quotes news articles from the Associated Press, Washington Post, New York Times, and other left-wing media outlets as definitive responses to election concerns. This is laughably unserious.

Reports Like This Harm the Republic

When Luttig went to the one-sided Jan. 6 star chamber, he concluded his remarks by saying that Trump and his supporters were “a clear and present danger to American democracy” because of their ongoing concerns about election security.

The report repeatedly asserts that the reason why there is a lack of trust in elections is because of Trump and his supporters. In fact, one of the most important reasons to fight the coordinated campaign to weaken election integrity is that the lack of controls that make fraud easier to commit and more difficult to detect is responsible for the lack of trust in elections.

Following the contentious 2000 election, former President Jimmy Carter and Republican James Baker co-chaired the bipartisan Commission on Election Reform. Its 100-plus-page report was called “Building Confidence in U.S. Elections,” and it treated election integrity as vitally important to that goal.

Rather than mocking or dismissing concerns about election integrity as unimportant, the Carter Commission stressed the problems caused by bloated and inaccurate voter rolls, nonexistent or faulty voter-identification procedures, and unsupervised voting. It said these practices threaten elections and democracy, as do misconduct by partisan election officials, the use of inconsistent procedures in different precincts, and an overall lack of transparency. The report noted that mail-in balloting is associated with a higher risk of fraud and could also undermine faith in elections.

Making sure that voting is fair is one of the most important issues in the country. That’s why it remains a top concern to Republican voters, even as Washington, D.C., rolls out every member of the establishment to try to force them to fall in line with weak and insecure voting provisions.

If they want to convince voters outside their bubble, they should try far harder than they did with this report.

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"If Georgia officials were concerned about election integrity, they should have immediately allowed independent audits of at least Fulton,  Gwinnett, Cobb, and DeKalb Counties election results." David Farrar

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Establishment GOP at war with Trump in Arizona governor's race

Trump and Pence to hold dueling rallies on Friday.

In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speaks in the press briefing room as Vice President Mike Pence listens in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

by Dace Potas  | Just the News | July 18, 2022

With just weeks to go before the Arizona GOP primary, the race is shaping up to be a tight duel between Trump- and Pence-endorsed candidates.

Karrin Taylor Robson, a housing developer, now has the support of former Vice President Mike Pence, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. 

"Karrin Taylor Robson is the only candidate for Governor that will keep Arizona's border secure and streets safe, empower parents and create great schools, and promote conservative values," Pence said in his endorsement. 

Her opponent, Trump-endorsed candidate Kari Lake, is a longtime local TV anchor who was backed by Trump early in the campaign cycle. 

Robson received a large boost after receiving the endorsement of former U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon, who dropped out of the race last month. 

In a side-by-side representation of the Republican Party's divisions. Mike Pence is scheduled to campaign for Robson in Arizona on Friday, the same day Trump is scheduled to host a rally in support of Lake's campaign. 

Robson has quintupled Lake's spending as of the end of June, drawing on large amounts of her own money to spend big on advertising.

Both Pence and Trump will be in Arizona on Friday to campaign with the respective candidates they are backing, which will likely lead to split-screen images of the former running mates who may end up facing off against each other in the 2024 GOP presidential nomination race.

Trump will be headlining a rally in Prescott Valley, Arizona – about 90 miles north of Phoenix – for Lake as well as three other GOP candidates the former president’s endorsed - venture capitalist Blake Masters for Senate, Abe Hamadeh for Arizona attorney general, and state Rep. Mark Finchem for Arizona secretary of state.

Pence will be teaming up with Robson Taylor for two events – one in the Phoenix area and a border security event near Tucson.

This is Pence’s second high-profile split with Trump in the Republican primaries in the past two months. The former vice president endorsed shoo-in Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and campaigned with the conservative governor outside of Atlanta on the eve of the state’s May 24 primary.  

Former Vice President Mike Pence and Republican Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia shake hands with supporters after Pence headlined a primary eve rally for Kemp, on May 23, 2022, in Cobb County, Georgia (Fox News )

Both of Trump’s endorsements turned on his claim that President Joe Biden stole the 2020 election from him. Both Kemp and Ducey rejected the former president’s calls to decertify their states’ election results, leading Trump to endorse a challenger in Kemp’s case, and a vocal opponent in Ducey’s case.

Lake has claimed that the 2020 election was “stolen,” and that Ducey is a RINO who “shouldn’t have certified the 2020 election” due to “corruption.” In her own statements, Taylor Robson has highlighted election law changes and claimed that tech companies and media outlets “suppressed” criticism of Biden.

 

“She is strong on Crime, will protect our Border, Second Amendment, Military, and Vets, and will fight to restore Election Integrity (both past and future!). She is against Covid lockdowns, Cancel Culture, and will end “woke” curriculum in our schools,” Trump said in his endorsement.

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"Just as in Georgia, there is only one supporter Pence's endorsement is after, and that's the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's endorsement to run against the former president in 2024." David Farrar

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Rasmussen Reveals Voters Put Everyday Concerns Ahead of Media’s Top Issues

by Craig Bannister | CNS News | July 15, 2022

As November’s midterm elections approach, the legacy media continue to obsess over issues important to liberal ideology, but American voters are more concerned about issues that affect their everyday lives, a new Rasmussen Reports analysis reveals.

“What a disconnect,” Rasmussen (@Rasmussen_Poll) tweeted Wednesday, releasing survey results showing that the issues voters say are the most important to them aren’t the issues that dominate news reports.

The tweet lists the “Top Voter Midterm Issues” and the “U.S. Legacy Media Top Midterm Issues,” both of which are ranked by the percentage of U.S. likely voters reporting an interest in each particular issue.

Vast majorities of voters say they’re worried about things like rising gas prices (92%), inflation (91%), the economy (89%), violent crime (86%), and election integrity (83%).

But, voters are much less concerned about topics – like Democrats’ Capitol riot investigation (57%), LGBTQ issues (42%), and climate change (62%) – that are dear to the hearts of liberal, legacy media.

 

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The lists are based on results from several recent surveys, the last conducted on June 30, each of which asked likely voters about a single, specific issue, such as “How concerned are you about rising gas prices?” In a few cases, voters were asked about their “support” for an issue, or the importance of it, rather than their “concern” about it.

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Exclusive: Arizona Republican Kari Lake Torches GOP Establishment for ‘Greed and Globalism’

Republican Kari Lake, the frontrunner in Arizona’s GOP gubernatorial primary race, took aim at the longtime political insiders of her party during an interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Saturday.

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by Ashley Oliver | Breitbart News | July 11, 2022

Lake told host Matthew Boyle she believes the Democrat Party and the “old school establishment Republican Party” share a similar “greed and globalism” mentality.

I see some of the swamp-type Republicans more similar to the Democrats than the America First Republicans. They both want open borders. … They’re both fine with having our businesses moving overseas and not coming back home. They’re not putting our economy first, our workers first,” Lake said, adding that both Democrats and establishment Republicans have gotten “so far away” from their original tenets “and now they’re just greed and globalism.”

Lake, who is former President Donald Trump’s preferred candidate in the primary, has found her toughest challenge in Karrin Taylor Robson, a business owner who has been polling in second place to Lake and is endorsed by Trump foe Gov. Doug Ducey (R) and propped up by Fox News’s Laura Ingraham.

Robson has outraised Lake $6.4 million to $2.4 million, according to financial reports filed in April, but more than half of Robson’s money has come from self-funded loans.

“She’s trying to buy this election” with her husband’s money, Lake charged. “And I say that because she doesn’t have good ideas. She’s a complete— all of her talking points are written by her high-priced McCain consultants. … Her border policy is just a bunch of made-up gobbly gook that they made up, and there’s no teeth to it. If you like what’s happening on our border under our current governor, Doug Ducey, then you’ll probably like her border policy. It’s open borders, let them all in, who cares about the people in Arizona. And they don’t want this all to end. They want to have complete control on the money in Arizona, on the resources in Arizona.”

Lake said of Robson’s backers and financial capabilities, “This is the McCain machine with his hand up, pulling up from the grave, trying to hold on to complete control of Arizona, and the America First MAGA movement is saying, ‘No, it’s not going to go that way this time.’”

Former President Donald Trump and Kari Lake speak during a rally at the Canyon Moon Ranch festival grounds in Florence, Arizona, on January 15, 2022. (ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

In addition to running as a political outsider and embracing an America First agenda, Lake has gained a reputation for bucking mainstream media in a similar manner to Trump.

The Arizona Republican recently shared a clip of herself ripping into a CNN reporter during a brief encounter in June, telling the reporter CNN was “pedaling … propaganda.”

That same month, Lake shared on social media a popular clip of Breitbart News founder Andrew Breitbart from the documentary Hating Breitbart in which he declared “war” on mainstream media outlets. Lake called it her “message to the media.”

Lake has also taken heat, mainly from Democrats but also some establishment-aligned Republicans, for promoting her view that the 2020 election was “stolen.” Washington Post columnist Henry Olsen recently observed that should Lake win the primary, the general election would likely be heavily focused on election integrity, as the front-running Democrat candidate is Arizona’s secretary of state, Katie Hobbs, who was responsible for overseeing Arizona’s 2020 election process.

Lake is an advocate of protecting the Second Amendment and has taken a hardline stance on border policy amid the United States’ ongoing illegal migration crisis. She previously vowed to immediately issue a “declaration of invasion” in Arizona should she be elected governor.

Her race, in which she is hoping to replace Ducey by first defeating the Ducey-backed primary contender, “is truly an election about saving a border state,” Lake said.

“The deep state, the establishment, the swamp, however you want to call it, they’re desperate, and they’re losing their grip on power, and they’re scared to death because Donald Trump and people who love his policies are coming roaring back and they don’t know what to do,” Lake said. “So this is truly an election about saving a border state. I have the boldest, aggressive border policy that will secure our border and get Arizona back on the right track.”

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Listen to Kari Lake's interview on July 9, 2022:

Update:

For a classic example of how the RINO establishment, otherwise known as sycophants of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is trying to defeat Donald Trump's  America First candidates, see "Arizona Democratic Party Thanks Ducey-Endorsed RINO Primary Candidate For Her 'Longtime Financial Support To Help ELECT DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES UP AND DOWN THE BALLOT.'” David Farrar

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Maricopa County Republican Committee Votes UNANIMOUSLY To Reject Fraudulent 2020 Election Results

by Jordan Conradson | The Gateway Pundit  | July 8, 2022

The Maricopa County Republican Committee Executive Governance Committee voted unanimously in a voice vote to officially reject the certification of the 2020 Presidential Election.

Similar resolutions have passed unanimously in Wisconsin and Texas.

Earlier, The Gateway Pundit reported that the Committee would vote on this resolution in a Thursday night meeting.

The Maricopa County full forensic audit and the “2000 Mules” documentary showcased massive findings of voter fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election.

Both investigations discovered a total of hundreds of thousands of illegal or fraudulent or questionable votes in the 2020 Election.

All Maricopa County Legislative District Chairmen voted in favor of the resolution, and none opposed it.

Maricopa County Member at Large Brian Ference posted The full resolution on his website. Ference told The Gateway Pundit that other organizations nationwide can use the same template to reject their own results. They can copy Maricopa County’s resolution and customize it to represent their stolen election.

MCRC Executive Board
Dated: June 21st, 2022

Be it resolved by the Executive Board of the Maricopa County Republican Committee:

WHEREAS In solidarity with the Republican Party of Texas and their recent Resolution on the 2020 Election;

WHEREAS We believe the 2020 Election violated Article 1 and 2 of the US Constitution, that various secretaries of state illegally circumvented their state legislatures in conducting their elections in multiple incorrect ways, including allowing ballots to be received after November 3, 2020;

WHEREAS The 2000 Mules Documentary irrefutably proves election fraud occurred in Maricopa County during the 2020 Election in the form of ballot trafficking through drop boxes;

WHEREAS We believe that substantial election fraud in key metropolitan areas significantly affected the results in five key states in favor of Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.;

WHEREAS The Arizona Senate audit of the 2020 Election found significant inconsistencies and discrepancies;

NOW, THEREFORE, We reject the certified results of the 2020 Presidential election, and we hold that acting President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was not legitimately elected by the people of the United States. We strongly urge all Republicans to work to ensure election integrity and correct all fraud and weaknesses identified in the 2020 Election.

Further, this resolution will also be up for approval of the full MCRC Executive Governance Committee (which includes all Maricopa LD Chairs) on Thursday, July 7th. PCs, contact your LD chair NOW and encourage them to vote yes on this resolution as well as introduce it during your next LD meeting for approval.

Arizona Patriot and election integrity hero Liz Harris led the charge on Brian Ference’s behalf. She also carried his proxy vote, due to a scheduled trip. Liz Harris is the brave patriot who organized citizen canvassers to knock on doors and canvass the Fraudulent 2020 Election. Liz and her team discovered over 250,000 “lost votes” and “ghost votes” in the 2020 Election.

Liz presented the resolution and commented on it, saying,

Harris: As many of you know, I’ve done a lot of work on this over the last 20 months. I have not stopped. There is much more information coming out. Our elections are the most important thing in the world because without election integrity, we will not have secure borders, we will not correct the fentynol issues, we will not correct the gas prices. You know what all the issues are. So, this is very near and dear to me. You need to know right now that it’s not the Country watching Maricopa County, it’s the entire world. So, I speak in favor of the motion.

The Gateway Pundit previously reported that Liz Harris is running for Arizona State House in District 13 to continue fighting for election integrity. She was inspired to enter the race after RINO House Speaker Rusty Bowers tried to kill the best election integrity bill in Arizona history by assigning it to 13 committees.

Upon the passage of this resolution, the room erupted in applause for election integrity.

Maricopa County Republicans are leading the way in Election Integrity.

 

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"Sadly, Georgia Republicans in convention turned their back on its primary duty to protect the sovereignty of its members at the ballot box in the 2020 elections." David Farrar

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Election Integrity: 50% Think Cheating Likely in Midterms

Rasmussen Reports | July 7, 2022

Many voters still believe cheating affected the 2020 presidential election, and a majority fear the upcoming midterm elections could be tainted by cheating.

A new national telephone and online survey by Rasmussen Reports and The National Pulse finds that 52% of Likely U.S. voters believe it is at least somewhat likely that cheating affected the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, including 36% who think it is Very Likely. Forty-three percent (43%) don’t believe it’s likely cheating affected the 2020 outcome, including 30% who say it’s Not At All Likely. These findings are similar to previous surveys in May and March. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Fifty percent (50%) of voters think it is at least somewhat likely there will be widespread cheating that will affect the outcome of this fall’s congressional elections, including 24% who say it’s Very Likely. Forty-one percent (41%) don’t believe cheating is likely to affect the November midterms, including 22% who say it’s Not At All Likely.

Voters remain skeptical of the integrity of vote-by-mail. Fifty-eight percent (58%) think it’s at least somewhat likely that wider use of mail-in voting will lead to more cheating in elections, including 39% who say it’s Very Likely. Thirty-six percent (36%) don’t believe mail-in voting is likely to lead to more cheating, including 16% who say it’s Not At All Likely. In October 2021, 65% said wider use of mail-in voting would lead to more cheating in elections.

The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on July 5, 2022, by Rasmussen Reports and The National Pulse. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Asked which is more important in elections, 59% say making sure there is no cheating is more important, while 38% say making it easier for everybody to vote is more important. Those findings are almost unchanged from May.

Seventy-six percent (76%) of Republicans, 37% of Democrats and 64% of voters not affiliated with either major party think it’s more important to make sure there is no cheating in elections. Sixty percent (60%) of Democrats, 20% of Republicans, and 33% of unaffiliated voters say making it easier for everybody to vote is more important.

On every question, Republican voters are more concerned about cheating in elections.

Fifty-seven percent (57%) of Republicans believe it is Very Likely that wider use of mail-in voting will lead to more cheating in elections, an opinion shared by 20% of Democrats and 41% of unaffiliated voters.

Fifty-two percent (52%) of Republicans, 16% of Democrats and 39% of unaffiliated voters think it is Very Likely that cheating affected the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

Seventy-one percent (71%) of Republicans, 36% of Democrats and 43% of unaffiliated voters believe it is at least somewhat likely there will be widespread cheating that will affect the outcome of this fall’s congressional elections.

Fifty-six percent (56%) of whites, 57% of Black voters and 66% of other minorities think it is at least somewhat likely that wider use of mail-in voting will lead to more cheating in elections. Fifty-two percent (52%) of whites, 38% of Black voters and 56% of other minorities believe it is at least somewhat likely that cheating affected the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

Voters under 40 are more likely than their elders to think widespread cheating will affect the outcome of this fall’s congressional elections.

Nearly half (48%) of voters earning more than $200,000 a year think it is Very Likely cheating affected the 2020 presidential election.

President Joe Biden’s strongest supporters are least concerned about cheating in elections. Among voters who Strongly Approve of Biden’s performance as president, just nine percent (9%) think it is more important to prevent cheating in elections while 88% believe making it easier for everybody to vote is more important. By contrast, among voters who Strongly Disapprove of Biden’s performance, 92% say it’s more important to prevent cheating in elections and just seven percent (7%) think making it easier for everybody to vote is more important.

By an overwhelming margin, voters don’t want President Biden to seek reelection, and they’re not excited about two possible alternatives in 2024, either.

The 2022 midterm elections are now barely four months away, and Republicans have a five-point lead in their bid to recapture control of Congress.

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"It seems an update in Stalin's old adage that sovereignty belongs to the vote counters is in order: Sovereignty belongs to the setters of the pre-determined algorism in the Dominion software." David Farrar

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Despite Democrats’ Best Efforts, The Evidence Isn’t Going Away:

The Latest from Arizona and the 2020 Election

by Jennifer Mitchell Towner | 100% Fed Up | July 4, 2022

Thanks to Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, for whom hundreds of Americans who worked the 2020 election came forward to sign affidavits describing the fraud they witnessed. Thanks to Cyber Ninjas, hired by Arizona Legislators to perform a true forensic audit after the 2020 election, and to Jovan Pulitzer who was hired to scrutinize the ballots from the ink to the paper stock, and even to the boxes in which ballots were stored, and the paperwork that recorded how these boxed were handled.

Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors working for Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas, Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York, Pool)

Thanks to many brave members of the Arizona Legislature who had the courage to examine the election results that appeared so impossible to them to be valid. And now, thanks to Kari Lake, Arizona’s brave, clever, charismatic, feisty, and well-spoken Gubernatorial candidate, Arizona’s election fraud is still emerging, and some prosecutions have begun.

Brandon Strake (left) interviews Kari Lake (right) at a #WalkAway event

The latest information on the results of an audit of ballots (Cyber Ninjas did the ballot envelopes and to a large extent, the ballots, and the voting systems) was presented on June 27th at a hotel in Scottsdale. The AZ government would not allow it to take place on government property. It was reported that efforts to live stream the event were sabotaged, initially, but Kari Lake was able to post on Twitter and provide a link to RUMBLE so I could see Jovan Pulitzer’s presentation. A fire alarm went off in the final half-hour, interrupting the final portion of the event, and forcing the audience, legislators, technical staff, and Pulitzer to leave, but not before his presentation was completed.

In my opinion, here are some of the most interesting findings, given my background in publishing technology, scanning, and image processing, all key components of voting systems and software.

Firstly, it is noteworthy that Mark Brnovich, a Republican, and AZ Attorney General, has sat on direct evidence of a mountain of corruption and fraud from government election officials in AZ, including allowing ballots to be counted that were voted by dead people, and even voted by dead people who registered after dying, allowing voting multiple times in multiple counties, allowing those who have moved to still vote in a county which they vacated, ordering signature verification to be disabled, holding back routers even after receiving subpoenas to turn them over to auditors, lying by internal auditors about internet connectivity of voting systems, and election officials’ obstructing of the investigations of election fraud that took place after their bogus internal investigation.

AZ Attorney General Mark Brnovich

Brnovich was called a coward and worse for his failure to honor his oath of office. In the face of “mules” turning themselves in (possibly after seeing themselves performing multiple illegal ballot drops caught on camera and presented in Dinesh DeSouza’s movie, 2000 Mules), Brnovich has been forced to finally begin some Mule prosecutions and ballot harvesting prosecutions. His office as Attorney General is now being challenged by a Trump-endorsed candidate.

Now to the presentation; If a printer prints everything nearly exactly where is supposed to be on a page, the printer is called being in “registration.” By examining the ballots actually voted in the 2020 election, Pulitzer found many ballots that were not in registration. This was visible in the degree of “offness” of the cross-hairs within a type of bulls-eye printed on the ballot for just this purpose of showing whether the ballot printer was within “specs.” If within “specs,” the ballot could be scanned and processed by software and expected to produce a valid voting result.

Jovan Pulitzer

Why would so many ballots be not within printing “specs?” Ballots that cannot be scanned and machine-read are manually “adjudicated.” Being adjudicated means a human must interpret the ballot markings to decide what the voter intended in every race, up-ballot, and down-ballot. Adjudication can be performed by anyone with authorization to do so. Election officials get to choose who performs adjudications. The more ballots that are adjudicated, the more fraud can occur.

If the adjudicators share passwords, then people(election workers, officials, voting system employees) who performed bad adjudications cannot be identified. This was the case in AZ in November 2020. Adjudication in batches of 100, 1000, or 10,000, rather than one-off, allows lots of fraud to occur very quickly. Adjudication rates in 2020 were 6 and 12 times higher than in the past two elections.

What would cause bad registration on a ballot? Paper stock for elections in AZ is supposed to be vote secure. This is the law. Arizona voting took place on lots of ballots that were printed on insecure paper. Bleed through of Sharpie pens occurs on bad paper. Election workers told those voting in person in Arizona that they must use Sharpies. Republicans like to vote in person on election day. Bleed through sends lots of ballots to adjudication because ink circles that are made on the front side of the ballot show up on the back side in odd places, and vice-versa.

Whoever ordered the bad paper was in error and was not operating within the law to run the AZ election. Whoever authorized the use of bad ballots that were out of registration was also acting against the law that dictates valid election procedures. Test runs of voting systems are supposed to be performed to identify such problems. Over 300,000 ballots fell into this category and required adjudication. This is way over, by nearly 30X, in fact, the margin of victory that was declared for Biden.

Folded ballots have artifacts that are visible to machine scanning with software processing. Ballots that were folded by machine and mailed out have different characteristics than those folded by hand at the polls after being printed on-demand. Jovan Pulitzer discovered over 140,000 ballots with folding anomalies. Again, this number is way over the margin of victory for Biden.

Phantom voters were discovered by Jovan Pulitzer to the tune of 246,691 such voters. What is a phantom voter? One type is a voter with the same first and last name, but a different birthday. Another type is one with the same name but voting in a different county. Another type is someone voting under a maiden name as well as a married name or a college student voting in the city in which they are attending school as well as in their home city. Another type is someone with a name that is actually jibberish who is on the roles, and usually never votes but did so in 2020.

The most interesting thing that I learned in watching this presentation, however, was not on the slides. I had learned from the Cyber Ninja’s audit that the election could not legitimately be called for Biden given the number of illegitimate votes counted by AZ election officials.

Jovan Pulitzer determined that the U.S. government ordered many, many ballot folding and envelope stuffing machines in March of 2020. This is more than had ever been ordered before, in a huge purchase. Think about this for a moment. What did these Deep State government purchasing people know in March about the November Presidential Election that would cause them to order so many machines to handle mail-in votes?

In August 2020, many states announced, unconstitutionally, that they were moving to unrestricted mail-in ballots. In July, our government told us that we should not gather with family on July 4th, 2020, restricting our movements and time spent with family on a holiday. Unheard of! Five months EARLIER, surreptitiously, some in our government were getting prepared for processing of masses of mail-in ballots across the country, even though shut-downs had just been implemented then, and the path COVID would take was largely unknown and unpredictable.

In Maricopa County, AZ, over 60,000 ballots were sent out and returned by the Post Office as undelivered. The Post Office actually documents this via scans of both sides of the envelopes. Not saving these ballots is a violation of election law that requires election artifacts to be maintained for 22 months. Jovan Pulitzer was told that these ballots were all destroyed. He wanted to examine them for dead voters, those who had moved and so, were ineligible to vote, and phantom voters, for instance.

The destruction of electronic election data also occurred prior to the Maricopa election office turning over evidence that was under subpoena by Cyber Ninjas. Across the country, I recall hearing of voter roles being purged in the days and months right “AFTER” the 2020 election.

Jovan Pulitzer also reported that many of our elected officials have offloaded maintenance of voter roles to a third-party company claiming to not have the resources for personnel to maintain the roles themselves. Jovan Pulitzer said that he suspects that when people request the voter data for a particular county, they receive it from this third-party company, but that when voting takes place, the “dirty” roles are still being used.

Those who are saying we must “move on,” and “forget about” any fraud that took place in the election are only trying to enable similar fraud to take place again. “So what” if election auditors lied to Arizonans, telling them the voting systems used in Arizona were not connected to the internet. They are not really technical enough to know this, are they? So human error, not malfeasance, was at play, wasn’t it? That is what we are supposed to believe. Even Hilary Clinton acknowledges that we are now living a constitutional crisis because so many do not believe Biden was legitimately elected.

Many politicians, including Republicans, are afraid. They are afraid for their careers but more sinister, they are afraid for their freedom. Those who protested the election results for an election that was not run according to many states’ laws went to the Capitol on January 6th hoping that there was one last chance that the electoral count process allowed for objections if made in writing, and signed by both a Senator and a Representative, and if election fraud evidence was presented during the ensuing debate(evidence that our courts never saw and heard because “standing” to sue was denied), reason demanded that something would be done that could rectify the preposterous election outcome.

The irony of all ironies, a couple of the members on the illegitimately constituted, Pelosi, witch-hunt committee objected to the electoral counting process in earlier elections. It could be done again. That was clear. And it was a legitimate process as specified by our Constitution.

Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi quickly called for Cruz to be accused of treason when he rose to object to the counting of AZ electors. Our “in” Justice Department rounded up many January 6th protesters and rounded up hundreds more in the ensuing months, and many of these Trump supporters are now political prisoners, incarcerated without due process. The goal was to prosecute them for sedition, or seditious conspiracy, but many are simply accused of trespassing, or inadvertently, by their presence in the thousands, obstructing a governmental process.

These Americans are being detained and prosecuted as a warning to all of us to “stand down” when it comes to uncovering, and decrying the election fraud of 2020. And why not instill fear in our Senators and Representatives too? I am horrified that a man with an honorable military background was stripped of his newly attained position in a state legislature and sentenced to three months in prison.

Jan 6 prisoners in DC Gulag

 

Pelosi accused Senator Ted Cruz of treason to instill fear among our Republicans in Congress? And Paul Gosar was the Representative who objected to the tabulation of illegitimate electoral votes just prior to the entry into the Capitol of hundreds of professional agitators (according to the Senate’s Sargeant at Arms, now inexplicably deceased at the young age of 71, ostensibly due to cancer of unknown type), ANTIFA and BLM radicals, Trump supporters, and journalists, many of whom were welcomed and waived in by Capitol police.

This untimely death is eerily reminiscent of Epstein’s, as are several Capitol police officers who committed suicide in the aftermath of January 6th. No word has come out as to the true nature of the pain that caused these suicides. This is odd. It makes me think that their families were bought off and told that their survivors’ benefits, and perhaps generous additional payouts that bought silence, would be forfeited if they came forward with suicide notes, or their personal stories of the turmoil their loved ones endured after being used as political pawns.

In conclusion, Jovan Pulitzer reported that there is now an Ap called “votifynow” into which election anomalies witnessed by everyday Americans can be entered, described, and documented. Photos of individuals wearing rubber gloves and dropping six ballots into a dropbox at 3 a.m., and photos of license plates of people collecting dozens of ballots from nursing homes, or from the reservations of Native Americans can be uploaded into votifynow. Launched just 7 weeks ago, Americans have begun reporting what they saw that they know or suspect, was illegal voting activity, or questionable election procedures like sending a dozen ballots to a residence that housed only two citizens.

The existence and use of such an Ap will, hopefully, thwart widespread cheating in 2022. Perhaps the reporting by patriotic Americans of what they witnessed in 2020 will be used to prosecute election crimes. It is our duty to be vigilant and to volunteer or work the 2022 election. If you did not vote in recent elections, check online to see the record that exists of your voting history. Report any erroneous results on votifynow.

I noted a couple of months ago that my own election office in California was seeking an employee, no high school diploma necessary, to be employed and tasked with coordinating the staffing of polling locations and operating a scanner, but signature verification was not listed as a job task.

My elderly neighbors have lived in the same home for nearly 30 years, but they told me they received four ballots for a recent election. I received an ex-roommate’s ballot for the 2020 election, and she had moved out five years earlier. I did not return this to the Post Office or to the Elections Office as undelivered, because I did not want it to fall into the cesspool of phantom voters. I did not receive her ballot for the Gubernatorial recall election. I am waiting to see how many ballots I receive for the November 2022 Midterm Election.

 

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The January 6 show trial is covering up the truth of the 2020 election

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  by Mollie Hemingway | The Federalist | July 1, 2022

The purpose of the January 6 committee is to further the lie that there was nothing seriously wrong with the 2020 election and to criminalize any questioning of the election. The January 6 riot gives the committee a nice hook, but that’s not what they really care about.

They want to prevent you from admitting the election was irregular, faulty, or anything less than the most perfect election in the history of mankind, and from supporting people who fought against those irregularities. In service of this goal, the January 6 committee repeatedly lied about the actual claims Donald Trump supporters have made about the flaws in the election.

The January 6 Committee is conducting a show trial, not a criminal one. Show trials, common in authoritarian regimes, are held for propaganda purposes, to punish political opponents, and to cover up the truth of what the regime has done.

Democrats’ show trial is completely one-sided. The members on the committee were appointed exclusively by Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. There are zero Republican-appointed members. In fact, Pelosi refused to allow the top Republicans Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy picked for the committee — an unprecedented violation of House rules and norms.

No one represents the accused or advocates for their rights. No cross-examination or presentation of a Defense has been allowed from the targets of the trial. The committee does not follow House rules on evidence or witness depositions. The so-called investigation has declared off-limits any good-faith inquiry into issues that contradict their persecution, whether a look at what led to the lack of security by Capitol police forces or a look at the legitimate concerns about the unique and novel way the 2020 election was conducted.

The show trial is deeply and profoundly un-American. This week’s “surprise” hearing has already imploded under the weight of the inaccurate testimony given by young staff assistant Cassandra Hutchinson. But last Thursday’s episode also deserves scrutiny for the lies it contained.

That hearing was focused on Jeffrey Clark, a Department of Justice (DOJ) official during the Trump administration who had proposed more aggressive investigative and legal efforts in the controversial aftermath of the 2020 election than many of his peers. Incidentally, among the growing concerns about a ream of false statements given is a report that Hutchinson also lied about Clark.

The Misdirection On ‘Fraud’

The “storyline” for the committee’s June 23 televised spectacle revolved around a letter that Clark drafted and wanted other DOJ officials to sign and send to the leadership of the Georgia state legislature. Here’s a portion of Rep. Liz Cheney’s loaded remarks about this. Before reading them, it should be noted that it has already been shown that Cheney repeatedly lied about DOJ lawyer Ken Klukowski throughout the hearing:

Neither Mr. Clark nor Mr. Klukowski had any evidence of widespread election fraud, but they were quite aware of what Mr. Trump wanted the department to do. Jeff Clark met privately with President Trump and others in the White House and agreed to assist the president without telling the senior leadership of the department who oversaw him.
As you will see, this letter claims that the US Department of Justice’s investigations have ‘Identified significant concerns that may have impacted the outcome of the election in multiple states, including the state of Georgia.’ In fact, Donald Trump knew this was a lie. The Department of Justice had already informed the president of the United States repeatedly that its investigations had found no fraud sufficient to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

The words fraud or fraudulent were used some 50 times in Thursday’s hearing, typically in the way they’re used in the excerpt above. The Democrat-appointed members would claim that Clark was alleging election fraud and, further, that everything about the election had been fully investigated and there was no evidence of problems with the election.

There are two major problems with Cheney’s argument. First, if she had read Clark’s letter, she would have noticed that while it did discuss major identified problems with the election potentially affecting the outcome, it never once alleged fraud. Second, it is highly debatable whether the problems with the election were ever competently investigated or even understood.

 

If you look at the actual letter Clark drafted for discussion, he referenced “various irregularities,” “significant concerns that may have impacted the outcome of the election,” and “irregularities, sworn to by a variety of witnesses.” He referenced a report arising from Georgia Senate hearings that had taken sworn testimony and affidavits from many people about the chaotic and troubling administration of the Georgia election.

The complaints included problems with ballot custody, inability to monitor vote tabulation, inadequately maintained voter lists, and the counting of ballots from ineligible voters. The testimony even included something that would become a massive concern of election integrity advocates — the private takeover of government election offices by Mark Zuckerberg-funded groups.

And Georgia really was a mess, Fulton County in particular. None of Fulton County’s respected Republican election commissioners voted to certify the election. They had numerous problems, including that the first certification vote was taken just hours after Fulton County was still finding, processing, and tabulating ballots.

During the run-off, thumb drives were accidentally left in voting machines, exacerbating their previous concerns about ballot custody and chain of command issues. The commissioners also were concerned that no chain of custody information had been provided to them, even after they asked, for the 38 drop boxes spread throughout the country. The commissioners were concerned that no meaningful efforts had taken place to verify signatures on mail-in ballots.

It is false to claim that these things were properly investigated or that, if they were, there was no evidence to support them. Many independent analysts have determined that the Zuckerberg-funded takeover of government election offices significantly affected the outcome of the election.

That was where nearly $450 million was given — with a focus on the Democrat areas of swing states — to help run Get Out The Vote efforts. In an election that came down to 43,000 votes across three states, it is not difficult to make an overwhelming case that the Zuckerberg funding alone was outcome determinative.

It would have been difficult to properly investigate that in the short time period after the election, but it’s absolutely false to say it was investigated, much less thoroughly.

More Than 12,000 Illegal Votes In Georgia

Clark also expressed in his draft letter a “troubling” concern over a lawsuit that was being slow-tracked by a Georgia judge. He urged action because, “Despite the action having been filed on December 4, 2020, the trial court there has not even scheduled a hearing on the matter, making it difficult for the judicial process to consider this evidence and resolve these matters on appeal prior to January 6.”

His concern was extremely well-founded. That lawsuit, widely regarded at the time as being strong and based on legitimate election problems, ended up being vindicated. In their lawsuit, the Trump campaign claimed that tens of thousands of voters had moved without registering to vote in their new residence. To get the figures about changes of address, the campaign looked at the National Change of Address data set, a secure data set of information on people who have filed a change of address with the United States Postal Service.

Filing a change-of-address form with the post office doesn’t conclusively mean the person is no longer eligible to vote at his or her former address. Some of those address changes could be college students or military members serving elsewhere. They would still be eligible to vote at the address they changed their mail from being delivered to.

But many of them reflected permanent moves to new cities and states. In fact, with around 10 percent of the population moving each year, and inadequate maintenance of voter rolls, experts say there are literally millions of bogus registrations on voter rolls all over the country. Such a situation doesn’t necessitate fraud, but it does make the situation ripe for fraud or the illegal casting of votes.

There were around 122,000 Georgia voters in 2020 who told the Postal Service they were moving to a new county in Georgia with a “move effective date” of more than 30 days before the election and who failed to re-register in their new county in time to be eligible to vote in the general election.

The secretary of state specifically instructs, citing Georgia law, that doing this means “you have lost your eligibility to vote in the county of your old residence.” Voters are required to register in the new county. “Remember, if you don’t register to vote by the deadline, you cannot vote in that particular election,” the secretary of state instructed.

The vast majority of the 122,000 voters who moved obeyed the law and did not try to vote in their old county. But thousands of voters appeared to break the law by casting a vote in a county in which they didn’t live. Most did so by voting absentee ballot, albeit many by early in-person absentee voting rather than mail-in voting.

Nearly all of these voters appeared to have voted in the wrong state house district, and more than 85 percent appeared to have voted in the wrong state senate district. Nearly two-thirds appeared to have voted in the wrong congressional district. And all of them appeared to be illegal votes in all races, since they would be ineligible to vote by law. Those who made similar moves but did not register to vote at their new address, and therefore didn’t vote, had obeyed the law.

The issue is important because it shows “the folks who obeyed the law didn’t get to vote, and the folks who broke it did get to vote,” Mark Davis, a Republican data expert in Georgia who raised alarms about the problem, said last year. Davis was a fighter for election integrity in a state that could be lax about enforcing its basic laws. He drew attention to several problems, including vulnerabilities enabling double voting.

“For years and years and years, I’ve kind of been that nerd over there that will bore you to tears talking about election integrity,” he jokes. He’s been an expert witness in five different election cases, usually dealing with problems caused by failure to place voters in their proper municipal district or related to change-of-address issues.

Davis shared the information with the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, which has admitted the problem, although it made excuses for the admittedly illegal votes.

Incidentally, it was this lawsuit that was being discussed when President Trump told the secretary of state to “find” votes. That was wrongly characterized as the president trying to pressure someone to invent a finding of problematic votes. Here’s why.

The latest update on these illegal votes is that evidence indicates more than 12,000 illegal votes were cast in Georgia in the November 2020 general election — exceeding the 11,779 votes that separated Joe Biden and Donald Trump. The campaign knew that the problem of illegal voting may be more than the margin of victory that Biden, which would have meant that the state would grant relief.

But the campaign also knew their lawsuit was being slow-tracked and that it could take more than a year to get confirmation on the numbers without help from the secretary of state. They had also listed categories of other major problems potentially affecting the margin of victory.

They just needed the secretary of state’s office to care about enough of the illegal votes earlier. While at least this illegal voting portion of the campaign’s lawsuit was vindicated, it wasn’t vindicated in a timely enough fashion to matter.

Different Legal Strategies Are Not A Crime

The Soviet-style show trial has featured testimony from people in Trump’s administration who did not think it wise to keep challenging election results, particularly after the Electoral College had convened. I know and interviewed many of them for “Rigged,” my book on the 2020 election.

They found the post-election day legal efforts led by Trump to be poorly strategized and executed. I share details about some of those debacles in the book, particularly how Rudy Guiliani took a promising Pennsylvania case with superstar attorneys — about disparate treatment of voters — into a case about fraud, thereby ruining it. That decision also led judges in other states to get nervous and impatient about other cases.

It also increased anxiety among establishment attorneys who had previously been part of the legal effort. Many of these attorneys were also having their lives and reputations threatened by NeverTrump groups, who were posting personal information and sending mobs to harass them.

Trump administration officials had major concerns — prior to the election — about the lack of election integrity provided by the rush to widespread mail-in voting. For example, former Attorney General Bill Barr said in September 2020 that expansive mail-in voting was “playing with fire.”

But these officials also believed it wasn’t really the job of the Justice Department to pursue investigations about the issue. They were willing to look into various claims that were swirling about, but considered it to be more of a local or regional crime issue that could rise to the level of DOJ interest, rather than something that should be driven from the headquarters down.

The January 6 show trial has tried to suggest that problems with the 2020 election were thoroughly investigated. Evidence for the claim is lacking. Former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bill McSwain has publicly said he was told by Barr to stand down from investigating, a claim Barr publicly denies. McSwain wrote Trump was “right to be upset about the way the Democrats ran the 2020 election in Pennsylvania — it was a partisan disgrace.”

He added, in a letter to Trump that was later publicized, “On Election Day and afterwards, our Office received various allegations of voter fraud and election irregularities. As part of my responsibilities as U.S. Attorney, I wanted to be transparent with the public and, of course, investigate fully any allegations. Attorney General Barr, however, instructed me not to make any public statements or put out any press releases regarding possible election irregularities. I was also given a directive to pass along serious allegations to the State Attorney General for investigation — the same State Attorney General who had already declared that you could not win. I disagreed with the decision, but those were my orders. As a Marine infantry officer, I was trained to follow the chain of command and to respect the orders of my superiors, even when I disagree with them.”

Again, Barr denies this accounting. And he’s publicly said he did try to run down various allegations of fraud that were being bandied about.

Clark’s superiors at the Department of Justice did not want him to pursue his aggressive efforts, but he was also discussing the topic with their superior, the president himself. He tried to pursue a more aggressive strategy than the one that many DOJ officials thought prudent.

Reasonable people can see both sides here. Prudence — particularly so late in the game — is a huge issue. More tenacious fighting for election integrity is also virtuous. Many leaders up to and including Trump himself should have done far more — far earlier — to fight Democrats’ coordinated and widespread attacks on the integrity of the country’s election system. Many Republican officials were sounding the alarm in the months prior, but more should have been done to effectively fight before the election, including a legal strategy to fight the chaos, confusion, and corruption that was almost certainly going to occur.

But differing legal strategies are not crimes, no matter how much Pelosi and Cheney and their media bootlickers would like them to be. It is reasonable to oppose Clark’s strategy, but the letter causing so much dispute was not about fraud. It was about the many other problems affecting the integrity of the election. It was also — and it says this clearly on every page — a draft product for discussion. The letter urged state legislatures to ensure the integrity of their state’s elections when there was cause for concern. The Constitution does give that responsibility to the states.

The January 6 show trial is partly about persecuting political opponents. But it’s also about covering up the truth of the 2020 election. Turning questions about the many problems with the 2020 election into a crime is the type of thing that is done in third-world countries. Persecuting people who talk about it or try to do something about it is what you expect in corrupt authoritarian regimes. It is horrific to see it happening here.

 

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Click here to listen to Jovan H. Pulitzer's bombshell report on why elections officials refused to allow forensic audits of their 2020 election results.

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Stealing an election by fraud is not the only way to rig an outcome.

Elections are rigged when systemic violations of election law occur.

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by Margot Cleveland | The Federalist | June 22, 2022

That there was no widespread fraud in November 2020 doesn’t mean that the election was not rigged to keep Donald Trump out of the White House.

The Jan. 6 show trial continues this week in the House, with several partisan aims remaining in focus, chief among them conditioning the public to believe the Nov. 3, 2020 election was the most secure in American history. By limiting their focus to select and disproven claims of election fraud, the Democrat-stacked House committee provides a bait-and-switch prime-time presentation designed to convince the country that Trump lied to his supporters when he declared the election was stolen.

But stealing an election by fraud is not the only way to rig an outcome. Elections are rigged when systemic violations of election law occur, disparately favoring one candidate and allowing for tens of thousands of illegal votes to be counted.

And the election was rigged with every illegal drop box placed in Democrat-heavy precincts.

The election was rigged when the Pennsylvania legislature unconstitutionally authorized no-excuse absentee voting and when Philadelphia clerks illegally inspected ballots and then told Democrat activists which voters needed to cure their ballots for their votes to count.

The election was rigged when Wisconsin election officials ignored the state election code, telling voters they were “indefinitely confined” because of Covid and that nursing homes could ignore Wisconsin’s requirement that special voting deputies oversee elections in residential facilities.

The election was rigged with every dollar of Zuck Bucks designed to get out the Democrat vote, and with every leftist activist embedded in county clerks’ offices to push such efforts while accumulating untold voter data to the benefit of the Biden campaign.

The election was rigged when Georgia rendered the election code’s mandate of signature verifications inoperable and the state court delayed a hearing on Trump’s challenge to the Georgia outcome until after the vote certification, thereby ignoring evidence that more than 35,000 illegal votes were included in the state’s tally — more than enough to require a court to throw out the election.

All of these things happened during the November 2020 general election and none of them fall within the category of “fraud,” although they all make fraud more likely to occur and easier to execute, which is precisely why such rules exist in the first instance: to limit the risk of fraud and deter fraud. And, in fact, in the case of Wisconsin, an investigation by the Senate’s Office of Special Counsel concluded that “rampant fraud and abuse occurred statewide at Wisconsin’s nursing homes and other residential care facilities.”

Elections can also be rigged when the media — establishment and social — serves as the state-run outlet for its favored political candidate.

Our Founding Fathers abolished the government’s power to censor the press so that the press would remain forever free to censure the government — a protection necessary for the media to fulfill its essential role in our democratic Republic. But the First Amendment’s guarantee of a free press means nothing if the press serves not the governed, but those it prefers to be governed by.
 
That Big Tech silences its disfavored leaders, or that the press self-censors to save its preferred candidate, may matter for purposes of constitutional analysis, but it proves irrelevant to the proper functioning of our republic, as “[o]nly a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government,” and lay “bare the secrets of government and inform the people.” And that remains true whether restraint comes from without or within.
 
So, the election was also rigged when the press refused to bare the secret that Hunter Biden provided his dad, the “Big Guy,” a 10 percent kickback from the various millions made in a pay-to-play scandal.
 
The election was rigged when Twitter blocked the New York Post’s reporting on the Hunter Biden laptop and the material uncovered from its hard drive and then when every elite media outlet ignored the story.
 
The election was rigged when the same legacy and social media outlets that censored the explosive Joe Biden scandal instead promoted the false claim that the Post’s reporting was Russian disinformation.
 
And the election was rigged when the lapdog media outlets pantingly ran the Russia disinformation cover story to protect Joe Biden, knowing Attorney General William Barr’s Department of Justice would not leak the truth, but would instead preserve its independence and remain silent while the corrupt press lied to the American public.
 
The Jan. 6 Committee may be correct that there is no evidence of widespread fraud altering the outcome of the November 2020 election. But the election was still rigged against Trump six ways to Sunday.

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BREAKING: VoterGA Challenges Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger’s GOP Primary Results

VoterGA Challenges Raffensperger’s SOS Primary Results after 81 Counties Fail to Provide Public Election Certifications.

by Joe Hoft | The Gateway Pundit | June 23, 2022

We reported in late May that no one in Georgia believed that the state’s corrupt Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger won his GOP primary.

See:

“With Regards to Brad [Raffensperger] I Don’t Think Anyone Believes Down Here That He Actually Won” – VoterGA’s Garland Favorito on Georgia GOP Primary

Then we found that it appeared that Georgia’s voting system added thousands of votes to Raffensperger.

BREAKING VoterGA REPORT: Evidence Shows Georgia Voting System May Have Added 15% to Raffensperger Totals

Today VoterGA announced that they were contesting the results in the recent Georgia Secretary of State primary:

VoterGA today announced a challenge for the Republican Secretary of State’s (SOS) race in Georgia’s May 24, 2022 primary election. All 159 counties are named as Defendants in the contest, that was filed in Spalding County by VoterGA’s co-founder Garland Favorito and attorney Todd Harding. Georgia law allows the same charge against multiple counties to be heard in the jurisdiction of one county. The contest alleges the Dominion vote count for the Secretary of State (SOS) race is not accurate and that incumbent SOS, Brad Raffensperger, certified unlawful results when he declared himself the winner of the primary with 52% of the vote in a four-way race including Jody Hice, T.J. Hudson and David Belle Isle.
The contest seeks to unseal the ballots to determine the accuracy of the results and alleges that all counties violated Open Records Request (ORR) law by failing to honor Mr. Favorito’s ORR for an electronic copy of the actual ballots. Actual ballots are needed to verify election results because VoterGA found the Dominion ballot images required to produce 2020 Fulton County election results were electronically altered prior to certification. VoterGA also announced that 81 counties failed to provide correct, signed certifications for the primary, including 73 that never responded to another ORR Favorito submitted to get the public certificate.
The contest cites evidence collected from a VoterGA monitoring team during a June 6 Cobb Co. hand count audit. The team monitored most Election Day ballots in the Vinings 04 precinct and found Raffensperger received about 53% of the Republican Election Day SOS votes while the Dominion voting system awarded him 68.4% of those votes. Thus, the Dominion software attributed about 15% more votes to Raffensperger’s electronic totals than the actual paper ballots seem to show. Since county tabulators are prepped centrally under the jurisdiction of the SOS office and vulnerable to a single point of attack, there is a significant risk that all tabulators statewide awarded extra votes to Raffensperger which helped him avoid an expected runoff.
Georgia counties have experienced several counting problems with the Dominion voting system in the 2022 primaries. An election night graphic of results originally posted by the SOS office showed Georgia’s voting system allocated 3,317 votes to a Fulton County School Board District 7 candidate who was NOT on the ballot! That same graphic showed candidate Phil Chen with zero votes at 10:12 on Election Night even though he actually received 49.7% of the vote in the race. Chen has challenged the outcome of that race.
In DeKalb County, District 2 Commission Democrat Party candidate Michelle Long-Spears received zero votes in the precinct where she and her husband live. After she complained, the Elections staff attempted to perform a machine recount that failed and finally conducted a hand count audit of the race. It showed the Dominion system shorted Long-Spears 2,000 votes, failed to count 1,800 more and gave nearly 1,500 votes to a candidate who did not earn them. The hand count audit found the Dominion Democracy Suite 5.5 voting system selected the wrong winners to face each other in a runoff.
Favorito added: “The Dekalb District 2 Commission race was the only candidate race to be audited and it found the electronic vote totals were completely wrong. No complete race has been proven to have correct results, so the Dominion voting system is now shown to have a 0% accuracy rate in the 2022 primary.”

Let’s see if the self-proclaimed man of integrity, Brad Raffensperger, can support the certification of his own win in the recent GOP primary. 

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Georgia opens investigation into possible illegal ballot harvesting in 2020 election

Secretary of State Raffensperger says subpoenas could be forthcoming.

by John Solomon | Just the News | June 20, 2022

Georgia authorities have launched an investigation into an allegation of systematic ballot harvesting during the state's 2020 general election and subsequent U.S. Senate runoff and may soon issue subpoenas to secure evidence, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger confirmed to Just the News.

Georgia law strictly prohibits third-party activists from picking up and delivering ballots on behalf of voters, a tactic called "harvesting" that liberal organizers have tried to get legalized in many battleground states without success. The U.S. Supreme Court this summer rejected Democrat efforts to overturn an Arizona law that outlawed harvesting in the battleground state.

Raffensperger, who is seeking reelection in 2022, led a successful effort in 2019 to strengthen Georgia's prohibition against harvesting ahead of the 2020 presidential election, and defeated an effort by prominent Democrat lawyer Marc Elias to overturn the harvesting ban. Raffensperger also reviewed and rejected claims by former President Donald Trump of widespread fraud during the 2020 election in a series of contacts under investigation by a local district attorney in Atlanta and the Jan. 6 select committee in Congress.

According to interviews and documents reviewed by Just the News, Raffensperger's office received a detailed complaint from conservative voter integrity group True the Vote on Nov. 30 saying it had assembled evidence that scores of activists worked with nonprofit groups to collect and deliver thousands of absentee ballots, often during wee-hour operations, to temporary voting drop boxes distributed around the state during the pandemic.

 The group informed the secretary its evidence included video footage from surveillance cameras placed by counties outside the drop boxes as well as geolocation data for the cell phones of more than 200 activists seen on the tapes purportedly showing the dates and times of ballot drop-offs, according to documents reviewed by Just the News.

The group also said it interviewed a Georgia man who admitted he was paid thousands of dollars to harvest ballots in the Atlanta metropolitan area during the November election and the lead-up to Jan. 5, 2021 runoff for Georgia's two U.S. Senate seats, which were both captured by Democrats and ended GOP control of Congress. The group has yet to identify the cooperating witness to state authorities, referring to him in the complaint simply as John Doe. 

The group does not allege the ballots delivered by couriers were fraudulent. Nonetheless, lawful ballots delivered by third-parties to drop boxes would run afoul of Georgia's law.

Raffensperger confirmed in an interview aired Tuesday on the John Solomon Reports podcast that his office has deemed the allegations credible enough to open an investigation and possibly seek subpoenas from the State Election Board to secure evidence.

 "We do have some information," Raffensperger said. "And we are going to investigate that. We did deploy drop boxes that were under 24/7 surveillance, and because they were then that really, you know, can indicate who dropped that information off, and we're really just going through that." 

Catherine Engelbrecht, the longtime head of True the Vote, declined to comment Tuesday, saying she wanted to let the Georgia investigation take its course.

The secretary of state's office did not review video footage from the drop boxes after the 2020 election but a statistical analysis from the federally funded research center Mitre Labs found "no suspicious indicators of ballot harvesting," Raffensperger said. 

That said, the allegation a specific individual engaged in illegal harvesting warrants investigation, he added.

"If people give us, you know, credible allegations, we want to make sure that we do that," Raffensperger told Just the News. "And we have that right now as an ongoing investigation."

Raffensperger said his office is considering asking the State Elections Board to issue subpoenas to secure evidence such as the names of suspected ballot harvesters.

"That will be one of the processes we're looking at if we have people that don't want to come forward for whatever concern, because we really need to get to the bottom of it," he said during the interview. "We just can't let it sit there and lie. So if it comes to that, then that's probably the next step that we'd be looking at."

The announcement of the harvesting probe comes nearly a year after Raffensperger rebuffed Trump's claims of widespread fraud in the November election and declared on "60 Minutes" that Georgia had a mostly secure and fair election. 

Many of the headline-grabbing allegations made by Trump advocates in Georgia in the frenzied days after the November election have been dismissed after investigations. For instance, claims were made that thousands of dead voters cast ballots, but a final tally found only four ballots statewide were cast in the names of the deceased

Also, video footage surfaced that led some to claim suitcases of fake ballots were pulled out from under a table in the Atlanta vote-counting center. In fact, the ballots were lawful absentee ballots cast by real voters. 

Raffensperger's office, however, has admitted that vote-counting in the state's largest county of Fulton, where Atlanta is located, suffered from widespread mismanagement and irregularities in 2020 — and for many years earlier — though the problems were not widespread enough to overcome Biden's 12,000-vote margin of victory.

Raffensperger and the State Elections Board have since taken dramatic steps under Georgia's new election integrity law to put Fulton County elections in state receivership, which may end up leaving the state, and not local officials, to administer the county's elections in 2022 and beyond. Most of Fulton's top election officials have departed since the 2020 elections. A final recommendation on a state takeover of the county's election administration is due later this month, Raffensperger said.

 

"For the first time, if we have a county that continuously fails as we do in Georgia, it's called Fulton County, that we have accountability measure that we can come in, and if they don't improve, then you can actually replace that county election board," he explained in the interview. "And then they'll hire a new election director to fix the process."

Raffensperger's decision to investigate the allegations and secure the video and phone evidence puts him at odds with Georgia's governor, fellow Republican Brian Kemp, who received a briefing last spring from True the Vote on its harvesting allegations but did not take the matter further after True the Vote did not volunteer the names of suspected ballot traffickers. 

Kemp referred the matter to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which did not seek subpoenas to try to secure the video surveillance, phone data, or suspected names from True the Vote using a subpoena.

The harvesting probe is the latest twist in a remarkable election saga in Georgia, which rejected allegations of widespread fraud but acknowledged mismanagement in Fulton County. The Georgia Legislature then reformed its election laws in the aftermath of the 2020 election. Now, it must grapple with the question of whether some voting activists cheated by gathering lawful ballots in an unlawful manner.

Raffensperger's team received an overview of the evidence from True the Vote in the fall, got a formal complaint on Nov. 30 and chose, unlike Kemp, to run the information to ground with a full-scale probe, according to officials briefed on Raffensperger's plans.

True the Vote's complaint offered Raffensperger's office access to what are characterized as detailed phone records and surveillance video it said would show as many as 242 people repeatedly made trips to the drop boxes to deliver ballots in what it described as a mass "ballot trafficking operation." The aspect of the complaint that the secretary's office believed merited attention was the allegation the group had spoken to a man who admitted he and others engaged in ballot harvesting. 

Using a tactic increasingly used by the FBI and the intelligence community to solve crimes or national security threats, the group said it bought commercially available geospatial mobile device data showing the locations of suspected ballot harvesters' cell phones in the vicinity of the ballot drop boxes at the times people appeared on the surveillance footage stuffing multiple ballots into a drop box.

Kevin Brock, the FBI's former intelligence chief, said mobile device data that identifies a smartphone’s location is readily available and can be a useful investigative tool.  “More than a few companies aggregate data that is linked to certain apps on a smartphone.  When users download an app, they agree to conditions that allow companies to track a smartphone’s location. Most of this data is resold to advertisers, but when someone engages in illegal activity it can be subject to subpoenas and other court ordered process as well," he explained. 

 

The phone data bought by True the Vote overlaid with video suggested 242 people engaged in a total of 5,662 ballot drops, an average of 23 runs per alleged harvester, the group alleged in the complaint.

The group told Raffensperger's office the video surveillance — though sometimes grainy and distant — showed numerous instances of people stuffing large numbers of ballots into the boxes, some with so many ballots in hand that some of the envelopes dropped to the ground. Some people were allegedly observed taking pictures of themselves at the boxes after delivering ballots, an action the group said may have been required to receive payments.

The group said many of the alleged drops — more than 40% of those observed on tape — occurred between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m., when most Georgians were asleep.

The group also said in its complaint it temporarily secured the cooperation of one person, identified in the complaint as John Doe, who admitted he participated in extensive ballot harvesting during the November 2020 election and Jan. 5 runoffs and was paid $10 for each ballot he collected from a voter and delivered to a box. The man did not appear to understand his harvesting activities were illegal, but his participation was verified by his repeated appearance on the surveillance tapes, the group said.

"John Doe described a network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that worked together to facilitate a ballot trafficking scheme in Georgia," the group said in its complaint. 

 

"John Doe's assignment included collecting ballots, both from voters in targeted neighborhoods and from NGOs that had their own ballot collection processes, delivering those ballots to other NGOs, picking up designated ballot bundles from the same group of NGOs, and depositing ballots into drop boxes spanning six counties in the metro Atlanta area," the group added. 

"Each drop box delivery would typically include between 5 to 20 ballots," the complaint alleged. "John Doe described a payment validation process which involved taking cell phone pictures of the drop box where ballots were deposited."

The group's complaint did not identify John Doe by name, the nonprofits involved or other participants. Raffensperger's office is expected to use subpoenas to secure that specific information as part of the probe, officials said.

The harvesting allegations also are likely to refocus attention on the decision by Georgia and other states to distribute mobile drop boxes to collect ballots for the first time in the 2020 election as voters struggled with the pandemic and fears of voting in person.

Some critics have wrongly suggested Raffensperger created the use of drop boxes in Georgia out of whole cloth as part of a legal settlement he signed with Democratic voting activist Stacey Abrams and other advocates.

 

In fact, Georgia's law for years permitted counties to deploy absentee ballot drop boxes, but none did. "The board of registrars may establish additional sites … for the purpose of receiving absentee ballots," the existing law stated.

When liberal activists pressed in 2020 to get the boxes deployed, Raffensperger and the State Elections Board passed an emergency rule to add some protections, such as a requirement that the drop boxes be covered by surveillance cameras.

Ironically, it is that protection that gave rise to the evidence at the heart of True the Vote's complaint.

 
 

What Do You Think?

"It is illegal for anyone to receive any kind of valuable consideration for delivering legal or illegal ballots to dropboxes" David Farrar

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Jan. 6 Committee sidestepped the verifiable evidence of systemic violations of election law

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Shunned by top officials, Georgia GOP pivots to Marjorie Taylor Greene

by Greg Bluestein, | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | June 9, 2022

As Gov. Brian Kemp and other top Republicans distance themselves from the Georgia GOP, the state party is moving to the far right for a significant upcoming event.

Once a regular draw for governors and party elders, the state GOP is heralding U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene as the headliner for its June 29 Foundation Breakfast.

 

It’s the latest evidence that top officials are steering clear of the state GOP after-party Chair David Shafer appeared to align himself with challengers in last month’s Republican primary backed by former President Donald Trump, including former U.S. Sen. David Perdue, who was shellacked by incumbents.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported last week that senior Republicans are searching for ways to circumvent the state party, perhaps through the use of a newly created leadership committee that can receive unlimited donations and coordinate with campaigns.

The state party’s reliance on Greene, shunned by many mainstream Republicans, is a sign that Shafer “cannot get anyone else to participate,” former state Rep. Scot Turner said.

“He has carved off a small portion of the GOP voters in an effort to claim relevance,” said Turner, a frequent critic of Shafer’s. “The voters spoke clearly on May 24 that his direction for the party doesn’t match their desires.”

Top Republican officials have moved to distance themselves from Greene, who has a long history of hateful, xenophobic, and antisemitic remarks, along with social media posts endorsing violence against political opponents.

Republican U.S. Senate nominee Herschel Walker backed out of Greene’s pro-gun rally in March after she spoke at a white supremacist rally that cheered Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Kemp and other statewide elected officials keep her at arm’s length.

 

Similarly, Kemp and other top officials have avoided other recent state GOP events, including the party’s major fundraising gala in April. Instead, they spent the evening at a pondside cookout in rural southeast Georgia that benefited law enforcement officials.

The state party declined to comment on the rift, though Executive Director Brandon Moye previously said Shafer has “promoted neutrality to all staff.” His statement did not deny that Shafer personally backed Trump-endorsed candidates in the primary.

Jason Shepherd, a former Cobb County GOP chair, said the upcoming event featuring Greene is a sign the state party is in “disarray.”

“It illustrates the fact that David Shafer has alienated the party from most of our elected officials,” said Shepherd, who last year unsuccessfully challenged Shafer for the party chairmanship.

“He’s taken sides in the primaries and he thought people didn’t notice,” Shepherd said. “Now no one wants to help him.”

 

 

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"The present strife within the Republican Party of Georgia, and to a greater extent, the national party on the national stage, has always been present between its grassroot wing and its corporate wing.  While this division has generally been suppressed by its corporate wing, recently described by Eric Erickson as being controlled by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in rare times of grassroot dominance, this strife can be, well, inconvenient for party members." David Farrar

There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man
takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns,
and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own.”
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VoterGA REPORT: Evidence Shows Georgia Voting System May Have Added 15% to Raffensperger Totals

VoterGA released a report today providing evidence that corrupt Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger received an additional 15% of votes added to his totals in the recent Georgia primary.

by Joe Hoft | The Gateway Pundit | June 9, 2022

The team at VoterGA released a report today that provides evidence that in the recent primaries in Georgia, 15% of corrupt Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s votes were garbage.  In their press release, VoterGA shared the following:

VoterGA first presented an Election Night graphic showing Georgia’s voting system allocated 3,317 votes to a Fulton County School Board District 7 candidate who was NOT on the ballot! That same graphic showed candidate Phil Chen with zero votes at 10:12 on Election Night even though he actually received 49.7% of the vote in the race. Chen has challenged the outcome of that contest.
VoterGA also added more detail about the problems in the DeKalb District 2 Commission race where a hand count audit determined that the Dominion Democracy Suite 5.5 voting system shifted thousands of Election Day votes from one candidate to another and selected the wrong winners to face each other in a runoff. They presented excerpts from a letter written to the DeKalb County Board of Elections by VoterGA co-founder Garland Favorito. It explained a variety of reasons that the irregularities found could not be solely attributed to a candidate alignment error after one candidate withdrew from the race. The massive discrepancies also appear to be attributable to a Dominion system counting error.

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But perhaps the most stunning news was the evidence collected from an audit monitoring team during the Cobb County Vinings cityhood hand count audit on Monday. The team monitored a majority of those Election Day ballots in the Vinings 04 precinct that were being hand-counted. The monitoring team decided to count the votes of incumbent Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger while the cityhood count was in progress.
The team found that Secretary Raffensperger received about 53% of the Republican Election Day votes for Secretary of State in that precinct. That would be in line with the statewide voting percentages that enabled him to avoid a runoff except that the Dominion voting system awarded Raffensperger 68.4% of those same votes. Thus, the Dominion software attributed 15% more votes to Raffensperger’s totals than the actual ballots seem to show when monitors counted Raffensperger’s votes.
 “We are concerned that the algorithm that appears to be adding unearned votes to Raffensperger’s totals is running statewide,” VoterGA co-founder Garland Favorito noted. “It is imperative that the SOS race be audited in all counties. That is why we filed Open Records Requests to get an independent copy of the ballots in all counties so we can verify the electronic results.”

Here is VoterGA’s complete report:

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"Let me guess: GBI will investigate this accusation and tell us after examining the ballot images, 'All is well, folks. Now Move on.'" David Farrar

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Bombshell: Ex-Dominion Employee Has Fulton County "Re-Certify" Primary Results In Secret Meeting!

by Emerald Robinson | Emerald Robinson's The Right Way  | June 8, 2022

Fulton County officials vote to certify election results without having any of the election results.

Georgia's primary elections have descended into chaos in Fulton County and DeKalb County — and Dominion Voting System machines are at the center of both scandals.

In fact, an ex-Dominion Voting Systems employee named Dominic Olomo appeared at an emergency election meeting (on a Sunday!) in Fulton County to announce that "discrepancies" in Dominion machines forced him to "recertify" the results of the primary election without having any vote totals to verify!

Watch this exchange too.

Fulton County's election board required no numbers, no data, nothing to "recertify" their primary results— they just took the word of Dominic Olomo. Can you believe the stupidity on display here? (For more details on this corrupt Fulton County meeting, read these excellent articles here and here.) Fulton County simply voted to certify election results without having any of the election results.

This is banana republic stuff.

Let's begin at the beginning of this farce. (A lot of things happened last week.) On Friday, the U.S. Federal Government was forced to admit that Dominion Voting machines (used in all of Georgia's counties) were vulnerable to hacking — and CISA released a "vulnerabilities advisory" to state election officials regarding "versions of the Dominion Voting Systems Democracy Suite ImageCast X." That same week, DeKalb County (GA) released the results of a hand recount in the District 2 County Commission primary race that revealed such massive discrepancies in the "official" Dominion machine results that it completely flipped the race's results.

That's right: the only hand count conducted in any Georgia race discovered that Dominion machines provided totally false results —and nearly 20% of the total votes in the race were not even counted at all. The third-place candidate turned out to be the winner in the hand count, while the machine's "winner" fell to third place.

That story is told in my Substack article of June 2.

See also, "Bombshell: Georgia Election Fraud Revealed In Democrat Primary Race!"

Meanwhile, the voter integrity organization VoterGA fired off a legal letter to DeKalb County officials on June 2 — encouraging them to recount its other races too. That letter stated:

Since your paramount duty is to ensure the accuracy of the election, you are now faced with the obvious need to perform the same hand count audit for the other races. We want to join others in urging the board to do that on behalf of all DeKalb voters including many who are our supporters. We are also glad to supply volunteers from the greater metropolitan area for that critical effort.
It is now imperative for the board to fulfill our May 24 Open Records Request (ORR) that seeks a copy of the actual ballots produced independently of the voting system. We can accept this copy of actual ballots as a .JPG or another digital format. This copy, produced under your custody and control, will help prove for posterity that the hand count audits conducted are the real results.

VoterGA's letter went on to claim that the Secretary of State's office was trying to intimidate Georgia's counties from fulfilling open records requests by distributing bulletins with false information. That's the office of the notorious Brad Raffensperger — in case you forgot!

What are the chances that Dekalb's one mixed-up race was the only race that Dominion machines "mixed up" in the primaries? What are the chances that Dekalb County election officials want to hand count their other races? What are the chances that Dominic Olomo is telling the truth?

The chances are zero.

Word has spread quickly throughout Georgia that Dominion machines produced false results in the one race that anyone had been forced to recount by hand. Several Republican candidates in the Chatham Board are now asking for a recount in their respective elections. Candidates Robin Greco, Jennifer Salandi, and Jeanne Seaver want to ensure their election results are accurate. They're right; of course, all of the primary elections must be recounted if we care about preserving the credibility of our elections.

The stench from DeKalb's election has Georgia's voters taking notice of other issues in their elections too.

At one point, Democrat incumbent Raphael Warnock was getting 108,899 votes in a race where only 70,294 ballots had been counted — according to Fulton County's election website.

Meanwhile, Fulton County still can't produce 17,000 ballot images from the 2020 election more than 18 months later, which is illegal.

Do you see a pattern forming here?

Georgia's election system is crumbling right before our eyes.

What Do You Think?

This situation also underscores the total uselessness of Georgia's Election Integrity Act when it comes to allowing public access to the actual ballots rather than ballot images. See 'Georgia's New Voting Law SB 202': 

(§51 cl. K ") Scanned ballot images created by a voting system authorized by Chapter 2 of Title 21 (by any aggrieved elector who was entitled to vote for such person or for or against such question) shall be public records subject to disclosure under this article." David Farrar

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SB202 (Election Integrity Act of 2021)

by Georgia Tech | Voter Guide | June 5, 2022

 The Election Integrity Act of 2021, originally known as Georgia Senate Bill 202 (SB202) is a law introduced in the Georgia Legislature which would change certain voting procedures currently in the state. 

Changes to Absentee Voting

  • The earliest a voter can request a mail-in ballot will now be 11 weeks prior to the election date as opposed to the initial 180 days. 

  • The deadline to complete the absentee ballot application will now be two Fridays before election day as opposed to one Friday before.

  • Counties will now mail out absentee ballots four weeks before the election, approximately three weeks later than before.

  • In order to request or return a ballot, there are new ID rules. All voters submitting an absentee ballot must provide one of the following: driver’s license number, state ID number, or a voter ID

  • Absentee ballots will now have to be printed on special security paper with a precinct name and ID listed. 

  • Georgia’s runoff elections will now be only 4 weeks long as opposed to the initial 9 weeks and military and overseas voters will receive a ranked-choice instant-runoff ballot. 

  • There now will also be secure absentee ballot drop boxes in every county and one for every 100,000 active voters. These drop boxes will be located inside early voting sites and will be open during early voting days and hours.

Changes to Early Voting

  • The new SB 202 law expands voting in many counties. Counties can have early voting open from 7 am to 7 pm. 

  • For Fulton Voters: Fulton voters can no longer use mobile voting buses to cast votes. 

  • During voting hours at polling locations, nobody other than poll workers are allowed to pass out food or water to voters within 150 feet of the building or within 25 feet of the polling line. 

  • Counties must report how many people vote in person and how many absentee ballots were requested, received, accepted, and rejected daily. 

  • During a runoff, early voting will start as soon as possible and in-person early voting will be required from Monday through Friday the week prior to the election.

Changes to Vote Counting

  • Local officials can now begin to process absentee ballots up to 2 weeks before the election. 

  • Local officials are required to report the total number of early, absentee, and provisional ballots by 10 pm on election night. 

  • Counties must finish tabulating votes by 5 pm on the day after the election.

Changes to Local Election Offices

  • Counties have to provide information regarding the testing of voting machines and equipment used in the election.

  • Election offices can no longer receive direct funding from philanthropic groups. 

  • If polls have more than 2,000 people voting or a wait time of more than 60 minutes, the poll must hire more staff and add more workers.

Changes to State Election Boards

  • The Georgia Secretary of State is no longer the chair of the State Election Board, and the chair will instead be chosen by the majority of the State House and Senate. If there is no chair and the legislature is out of session, the governor will appoint a replacement chair.

  • The State Election Board now has the power to step in on county election boards that underperform.

What Do You Think?

  • As far as I can tell, the Election Integrity Act of 2021 doesn't address multi-party primaries.

  • It doesn't eliminate Dominion machines.

  • It doesn't eliminate drop boxes.

  • Election officials now have only six days to certify a vote, rather than 10 days under the previous law.

  • Should return to nine weeks between election and runoff instead of the current four-week period.

  • How is the pilot program going for the scanning and publishing of ballots rather than ballot images by certain persons following the completion of a recount?

 

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New election integrity fears: Georgia county ballot machines off by thousands when hand counted

The first place candidate dropped to third place after the hand count

Marshall Orson 

Credit: Rebecca Wright for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

by Madeleine Hubbard | Just The News | June 2, 2022

The Democratic primary for a Georgia county has been called into question after a hand count revealed the voting machines were off by thousands of ballots. 

Marshall Orson, a Democratic DeKalb County school board member running for the county commission, asked the local elections board on Thursday not to certify the results as scheduled on Friday due to "numerous issues" with the race.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Orson asked for an "independent review" and a formal recount of the election in his letter to the board.

"There is no rational basis for believing that there are no continuing issues with the results. The results should not be certified with the continuing existence of multiple substantive issues and concerns," Orson wrote. "Doing so would pose a substantial risk not only to the confidence the public will have in the overall election results from this race but could extend to the entire primary and the general election."

The initial Democratic primary results showed Orson winning for commission District 2 with Lauren Alexander in second place and Michelle Long Spears in third. This would have put Orson against Alexander in a runoff election.

However, Spears noticed that the results showed she received zero votes at most election precincts. 

The secretary of state's office admitted late last month to making several programing mistakes in the ballot equipment that affected the final tally. 

There was an attempted re-scan of the ballots in District 2, but ultimately a hand count was conducted, concluding around midnight on Memorial Day.

On Wednesday evening, the hand count results were released, showing former last-place candidate Spears now in first place and headed to a June 21 runoff against Alexander. Former first-place candidate Orson was pushed to third place.

Spears gained about 2,600 votes from the original tally, while Alexander gained a few hundred, the Journal-Constitution reported. Orson lost about 1,600 votes from the initial results.

The Dekalb County elections board is scheduled to certify the election results Friday afternoon. 

Georgia has been the site of numerous election controversies following the 2020 presidential election.

For example, a complaint filed in April to the Georgia State Election Board claims that more than 300,000 ballots in the 2020 election were unreliably recorded in the state's largest county of Fulton.

What Do You Think?

"Shocking. I can't believe it.  Do you mean there are problems in Georgia’s electoral system large enough to affect the outcome? “Say it ain’t so, Brad." David Farrar

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Federal review says Dominion software flaws haven't been exploited in elections

A ballot tabulator using Dominion Voting Systems is seen as the Washoe County Voters Registrar gave press a tour of their facility and explained the process ahead of the midterm elections on April 27, 2022.

by  Sean LyngaasEvan Perez, and Whitney Wild | CNN | May 28, 2022

(CNN) -- Federal cybersecurity officials have verified there are software vulnerabilities in certain ballot-marking devices made by Dominion Voting Systems, discovered during a controversial Georgia court case, which could in theory allow a malicious actor to tamper with the devices, according to a draft analysis reviewed by CNN.

The vulnerabilities have never been exploited in an election and doing so would require physical access to voting equipment or other extraordinary criteria standard election security practices prevent, according to the analysis from the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
 
But because the subject is Dominion voting equipment, which has been the target of conspiracy theorists who falsely claim there was large-scale fraud in the 2020 election, federal and state and local officials are bracing for election deniers to try to weaponize news of the vulnerabilities ahead of midterm elections.
 
"While these vulnerabilities present risks that should be promptly mitigated, CISA has no evidence that these vulnerabilities have been exploited in any elections," reads the draft CISA advisory, which the agency shared in a briefing with state and local officials on Friday.
 
The Washington Post first reported on the CISA advisory.
 
In preparing for the disclosure of the software vulnerabilities, CISA on Friday updated its "Rumor Control" website, which it used to rebut claims of election fraud during the 2020 election, with a new entry.
 
"The existence of a vulnerability in election technology is not evidenced that the vulnerability has been exploited or that the results of an election have been impacted," the new Rumor Control posting reads.
 
The vulnerabilities affect a type of Dominion ballot-marking device known as the Democracy Suite ImageCast X, according to the CISA advisory, that is only used in certain states.
 
"We are working closely with election officials to help them address these vulnerabilities and ensure the continued security and resilience of US election infrastructure," CISA Executive Director Brandon Wales said in a statement to CNN. "Of note, states' standard election security procedures would detect exploitation of these vulnerabilities and in many cases would prevent attempts entirely. This makes it very unlikely that these vulnerabilities could affect an election."
 
The CISA analysis is of a security assessment of Dominion Voting Systems' ballot-marking devices done by a University of Michigan computer scientist at the behest of plaintiffs in a long-running lawsuit against Georgia's Secretary of State.
 
The computer scientist, J. Alex Halderman, was given physical access over several weeks to the Dominion ballot-marking devices, which print out a ballot after voters make their choice on a touch screen.
 
Halderman's report is still under seal with the court.
 
But according to Halderman and people who have seen the report, it claims to demonstrate how the software flaws could be used to alter QR codes printed by the ballot-marking devices, so those codes do not match the vote recorded by the voter. Postelection audits, which compare paper trails with votes recorded on machines, could catch the discrepancy.
 
The nature of computing means all software has vulnerabilities if you look closely enough, and software used in elections is no different. But election experts say physical access controls and other layers of defense, along with post-election audits, help mitigate the threat of votes being manipulated via cyberattacks.
 
The CISA warning notes most jurisdictions using the machines tested already have adapted the mitigations recommended by the agency. Dominion has provided updates to machines to address the vulnerability, one person briefed on the matter said.
 
CNN has reached out to Dominion for comment.
 
Separately, Georgia's Secretary of State's office released a statement Friday on a review of the state's election systems conducted by Mitre Corp., a federally funded nonprofit. While the Mitre report has not been made public, Gabriel Sterling, Georgia's deputy Secretary of State, said in a statement Friday the report showed "existing procedural safeguards make it extremely unlikely for any bad actor to actually exploit any vulnerabilities."
 

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"And in the case of state officials up for re-election being "bad actors," how can these vulnerabilities be independently verified?" David Farrar

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Stolen Elections: A Tale of Two D.C. Courtrooms

Regardless of the verdicts for Sussmann and Hale, it’s increasingly clear Americans continue to live in two separate and unequal systems of government.

by  Julie Kelly | American Greatness | May 26, 2022

The Elijah Barrett Prettyman Courthouse in Washington, D.C. is center stage this month for two competing tales of stolen presidential elections.

In the courtroom of U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Cooper, federal prosecutors have presented a detailed account of the greatest scandal in U.S. political history: the conspiracy of the country’s most powerful interests to fabricate the Trump-Russia collusion hoax in order to sabotage Donald Trump before the 2016 election. 

Michael Sussmann, a lawyer formerly employed at Perkins Coie, the influential law firm that funded the infamous Steele dossier on behalf of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee, is on trial for lying to the FBI. Sussmann is accused of presenting phony data alleged to prove a connection between Trump and a Russian bank to the department just weeks before Election Day 2016.

The sinister collaboration, exposed years ago by reporters and bloggers on the Right but now confirmed by Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation, involved Democratic Party honchos including the candidate herself; top officials at the Department of Justice, who used the dossier as evidence for a warrant to spy on Trump’s campaign; FBI officials and informants; the Central Intelligence Agency; and of course, the national news media.

Russia’s interference in the 2016 election to rig the outcome in favor of Trump was accepted as truth not just by the same interests responsible for the hoax but by tens of millions of Americans. Roughly half the country openly refused to accept the fact that Trump won fair and square. Media-fueled accusations that the new president and Russian President Vladimir Putin “stole” the election prompted the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller in May 2017, a move supported by most Republicans in Washington.

Trump’s first two years in office were severely hobbled by the nonstop collusion drama as Mueller’s team systematically rounded up Trump allies on unrelated charges to produce breaking headlines and speculation that Trump would be the next one in handcuffs. Even after Mueller in 2019 finally admitted his prosecutors found no evidence of election-altering collusion, 84 percent of Democrats still believed Trump had been in cahoots with the Russians. For four years, Democrats proudly displayed #NotMyPresident hashtags on social media platforms.

And to this day, Hillary Clinton insists the 2016 election “was not on the level.”

But that sort of talk has not been designated the “Big Lie” by the news media or criminalized by the Justice Department. Any suggestion that the 2016 election was “rigged” or “stolen” remains safely under the purview of protected speech and in many quarters, is still considered an indisputable fact.

Not so for those who doubt the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Which is why, just a few floors below Judge Cooper’s courtroom, Timothy Hale is on trial for his participation in the protest at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

While the wheels of justice turn excruciatingly slow for Trump-Russian collusion schemers such as Sussmann, the government has moved at lightning speed to round up dissidents of the Biden regime. More than 800 Americans who protested Biden’s election on January 6 face criminal charges; the Justice Department announces new arrests every week.

Unlike Michael Sussmann, who walked free for five years following the commission of his alleged crime, Tim Hale has been in jail under pre-trial detention orders for more than 16 months.

Yet Hale’s alleged offenses were far less damaging to the country than the crimes Sussmann and his accomplices are accused of committing. On January 6, Hale, an Army reservist, drove to Washington after working the night shift at a New Jersey Naval station to hear President Trump speak. Later that afternoon, Hale walked to Capitol Hill. He entered the Capitol building around 2:14 p.m. through a set of open doors; Hale carried no weapon and didn’t assault anyone. On at least two occasions, Hale is seen interacting with police officers, who did not attempt to arrest either him or those around him.

After 40 minutes, Hale exited the building and drove back to New Jersey in time to start his night shift again. One week later, after his roommate agreed to secretly record a conversation for NCIS, Hale was arrested by at least a dozen armed FBI agents. (His roommate subsequently was paid $4,000 by NCIS for producing the two-hour recording.)

Since then, Biden’s Justice Department has devoted untold human and financial resources to prosecute Hale, who was indicted on four misdemeanors and one obstruction felony. Federal taxpayers have paid to keep Hale, who has no criminal record, incarcerated at a D.C. gulag set aside for Trump supporters. Numerous prosecutors, assistants, law enforcement officers, tech experts, private contractors, and witnesses spent over a year building the case against Hale.

A jury this week finally heard all the evidence in the courtroom of Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump appointee responsible for keeping Hale behind bars since last spring. But prosecutors spent more time litigating Hale’s political views than arguing his guilt related to his nonviolent excursion through a public building on January 6.

During testimony Wednesday by an FBI agent, prosecutors asked the witness to identify Hale in a clip of video taken inside the building. The agent pointed out that Hale was one of the men carrying a Trump flag. With that, the prosecutor handed the agent a large box containing a government exhibit. The agent pulled the item from the box and showed it to the jury.

It was a Trump 2020 flag.

There was no reason to show jurors, residents of a city that voted nearly 94 percent for Joe Biden, the flag. It wasn’t used as a weapon and didn’t even belong to Hale; he picked it up off the ground on his way out. The government’s only purpose was to dramatically remind the D.C.-based jury that the defendant supported Donald Trump.

Prosecutors then grilled Hale’s roommate, who used the pseudonym “Mike Jacobs” at trial, about Hale’s political views. Jacobs told the jury that Hale believed the election was stolen. The threat to America, Hale believed, was “inward not outward,” Jacobs explained. Big Tech, the Republican Party, and “Jewish” interests also earned Hale’s enmity.

But this testimony, just like the Trump flag, had nothing to do with Hale’s alleged criminal conduct on January 6. Prosecutors weren’t attempting to convince the jury Hale was guilty of trespassing or obstructing an “official proceeding.” Hale, in the eyes of Biden’s Justice Department, is guilty of the unforgivable crime of voting for Trump.

Jurors in both cases are expected to begin deliberations on Friday. Unfortunately for Hale, D.C. juries have returned unanimous guilty verdicts on all counts in record time for January 6 protesters.

Regardless of the verdicts for Sussmann and Hale, it’s increasingly clear Americans continue to live in two separate and unequal systems of government. One side enjoys a protracted legal process that ultimately results in a slap on the wrist, favorable—or buried—news coverage, and a sympathetic jury pool among other benefits. The opposite side is hunted, incarcerated, and humiliated, left to the nonexistent mercies of a ruling class that views them with palpable contempt.

A “stolen” election for thee but not for me.

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"The purpose of the January 6 incarceration/prosecution is to obscure  the blame of the actual insurrection of the Russian collusion hoax in the eyes of the public by the present ruling class." David Farrar

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Inside the Republican push to stop Trump’s ‘vendetta tour’ in Georgia

GOP governors hatched a plan months ago that will culminate in a closely-watched gubernatorial primary on Tuesday

Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie (R) and Gov. Brian Kemp speak to reporters at a campaign event on May 17, 2022, in Alpharetta, Ga. (Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

by Annie LinskeyJosh DawseyMichael Scherer, and Matthew Brown | The Washington Post | May 22, 2022

 

Republican governors hatched the plan months ago. Meeting at the desert Biltmore resort in Phoenix in mid-November, they agreed to confront a new threat to their incumbents: Former president Donald Trump was ramping up support for primary challengers as part of what one former governor called “a personal vendetta tour.”

To protect incumbents up for reelection this year, the Republican Governors Association decided to spend millions of dollars in primaries, an unusual step for an organization that typically reserves its cash for general election matchups against Democrats.
 

“The focus is on 2022. I don’t believe we should spend one more moment talking about 2020,” Republican Governors Association Co-Chairman Doug Ducey said in an interview with The Washington Post. Asked if Trump’s help for his preferred candidates was worth much, the Arizona governor, who pointed to states where GOP governors avoided or defeated Trump challengers, replied: “It hasn’t been to date.”

Voting is surging in Georgia despite the controversial new election law.

The gambit is set to culminate Tuesday in Georgia, where Republican Gov. Brian Kemp is heavily favored to defeat former senator David Perdue in a closely-watched primary. Trump recruited Perdue and made him his marquee candidate in a larger crusade against GOP officeholders who opposed his fight to overturn the 2020 election, which was rooted in false claims about fraud.

The RGA invested some $5 million in Georgia, according to a person familiar with the group’s outlays, who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe sensitive details. A parade of Republican governors and luminaries have lined up to protect Kemp. And former vice president Mike Pence, who once served as governor of Indiana, will appear with Kemp on Monday — setting the stage for Pence’s most direct confrontation yet against Trump in the midterms.
 
According to strategists on both sides of the governor’s race, the influx of RGA money in Georgia has dealt a devastating blow to Perdue, who has struggled to raise funds to compete.
 

“This is just not the best use of our money. We would much rather use it just in races against Democrats,” said former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, the co-chair of a 2022 fundraising arm for the RGA, and described the November meeting in Phoenix to The Post. “But it was made necessary because Donald Trump decided on the vendetta tour this year, and so we need to make sure we protect these folks who are the objects of his vengeance.” 

The clash has brought into focus an extraordinary battle over the future direction of the GOP that extends well beyond Georgia. On one side is an aggrieved former president who retains widespread loyalty in the party from voters; on the other, conservative governors who align with Trump on many issues but have grown tired of his election claims, which post-election audits have shown to be false.

And the latter has already had success.

Trump’s endorsed candidate poorly lost in Idaho’s gubernatorial primary. The RGA backed Gov. Brad Little, and the former president backed away from early rumblings that he might challenge incumbent governors in Ohio and Alabama. In Nebraska, the political machine of outgoing Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts helped sink Trump’s choice for governor in an open race, who had been accused of sexually assaulting multiple women.

Angry that Kemp refused to help him overturn the election results in a key battleground state, Trump set out to topple him. He pumped $2.64 million from his political action committee into efforts to unseat Kemp, far more than the former president has spent on any other race. He called him “a turncoat,” a “coward,” and “a complete and total disaster.”

“It’s not easy to beat a sitting governor,” Trump said in a Monday interview with The Post. “I’m the one who got that guy elected. I endorsed him, and he won. He’s not good on election integrity, and he did a terrible job on election integrity. We’ll see what happens.”

Trump added that he’s heard Perdue is “surging,” though recent polls do not reflect a change in the race. 

Perdue has told local media that he does not believe the outside support has helped Kemp. “The RINOs march a parade into Georgia too, in my opinion, circle the wagons around a very embattled, weak governor,” Perdue said to WSB-TV, a local station. He was using a disparaging acronym for “Republicans In Name Only.” 

Weeks ago, as it appeared increasingly likely Perdue was going to lose, Trump began distancing himself from the candidate, deciding against doing another in-person rally and complaining to advisers that Perdue was not working hard in the race, according to people familiar with the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe private conversations. Trump is slated to hold a tele-rally with Perdue on Monday evening.

The people familiar with the matter said that this posture was striking since Trump had to talk Perdue into getting in the race all along — after Perdue privately pinned the blame on Trump for depressing GOP turnout in the January 2021 Senate runoff with his fraud claims. 

On Friday, Trump tried to quell the notion that he has given up on Perdue, posting on his social media platform that it’s a “phony narrative” and adding, “I am with David all the way.” 

The Republicans backing Kemp have in recent days sought to frame the race as a potentially brutal political setback for Trump. “It’s clearly the most important race for Donald Trump in the country. He’s made Brian Kemp public enemy No. 1,” Christie said. “We have to decide if we want to be the ‘party of me’ or the ‘party of us.’ And that’s what a lot of these primaries decide.”

In open defiance to the party’s de facto leader, a string of old-guard Republicans, including three sitting governors, former president George W. Bush and Pence, have rallied around Kemp as they try to create a barrier to protect conservative governors from what they view as Trump’s whims. 

A recent Fox News poll found that 60 percent of Republican voters backed Kemp, putting him 32 percentage points ahead of Perdue. To avoid a runoff, Georgia candidates need to win a majority of the vote. 

Kemp’s backers hope that a victory will send the message that it’s possible to stand up to Trump without paying the ultimate political price. “This is an important one. His losing gives people the courage to speak out,” said Bill Palatucci, a Republican National Committeeman from New Jersey and an ally of Christie.

On the campaign trail, Kemp touts conservative policies he and the GOP-controlled state legislature enacted during his term, including an election security law that voting rights groups argued would lead to voter suppression and brought backlash from civil and business leaders in the state. Kemp has cited concerns about the 2020 election, even though he certified the election results that President Biden won in the state. 

In this year’s legislative session, Kemp has signed laws appealing to conservative voters on a range of issues, including measures that permit the carrying of a firearm without a license, add restrictions on the teaching of race, history, gender, and sexuality in classrooms, and “the toughest abortion bill in the country,” in the governor’s words. The bill bans abortion after a doctor can detect “a fetal heartbeat in the womb,” usually at about six weeks, before many women know they are pregnant. 

“We didn’t waver when we passed the heartbeat bill, and Hollywood tried to cancel us,” Kemp declared Saturday during an event that attracted about 200 people in Watkinsville, Ga., with Ricketts, the Nebraska governor, also an RGA co-chair. “And we didn’t waver when Major League Baseball pulled the All-Star Game when we passed the strongest elections integrity act in the country. Because we had seen the mechanical issues with the 2020 election that frustrated me, and it frustrated a lot of other people.”

“I think he did what was right around the election, and more importantly, I believe he’s been a true conservative on all the things conservatives care about. It’s not like Brian is somebody who the president would call a RINO,” said Pence’s longtime chief of staff, Marc Short. Short joined Kemp’s campaign as a senior adviser in the race. 

A former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General, Perdue is a known figure in Georgia whose family has been involved in the state’s business community and politics for decades. He has echoed Trump’s false election claims on the trail.

“This governor’s race right now will determine whether or not we have a conservative Republican in the White House in ’24,” said Perdue at an event on Friday.

The cousin of a former governor and heir to a major political dynasty in the state, Perdue ran as a political outsider in 2014. He lost to now-Sen. Jon Ossoff (D) in a January 2021 runoff that, together with another Senate runoff in the state, handed Democrats unified control of Congress. Perdue has taken on a strident tone in his bid for governor as he champions false election claims.

He frequently criticizes Kemp for “dividing the Republican Party” over 2020 and warning that he cannot defeat likely Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams in the fall. His campaign ads feature Trump. “The Democrats walked all over Brian Kemp,” Trump says in one spot. Trump then turns to Perdue, who he calls “smart” and “tough.”

In another, Perdue speaks to the camera and says: “Kemp caved before the election, and the country is paying the price today.”

Even with the cash infusion from Trump, Georgia political observers said there’s little evidence that the campaign is doing much with the cash.

“I’m on the biggest radio station in the state of Georgia. I haven’t heard an ad in weeks on the radio station. I’m not seeing his TV stuff,” said Erick Erickson, a prominent conservative radio host in Georgia backing Kemp. “By all accounts, it looks like the Perdue campaign has just totally given up.”

Erickson said that listeners call into the show to complain that Kemp didn’t do more in the 2020 election for Trump. “But they say they’re still voting for Kemp.” He said multiple Kemp volunteers had door-knocked in his suburban Atlanta neighborhood, but not a single one from Perdue’s campaign had shown up.

Republican strategists in the state said Perdue’s campaign hasn’t been as strong as his previous ones and is overly reliant on Trump’s endorsement — and the false claims of electoral fraud.

“In 2014, he ran the ultimate outsider’s campaign — Trump before there was Trump. If he ran that same campaign this year, he’d be in a different place,” said Seth Weathers, a longtime Georgia Republican strategist and initial state director for Trump’s campaign in 2016. “Instead, it’s been a boring Trump video over and over again.”

In addition to Trump’s endorsement, former Alaska Republican Governor Sarah Palin and far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) have appeared at campaign stops with Perdue, promoting debunked election conspiracy theories.

“That position of governor is so vital when we talk about election integrity,” Palin said in a brief stop Friday afternoon at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, where Perdue also appeared. Palin said that she has spoken with Trump several times in the past week, and the two “talked about election integrity.”

“Trump’s like, ‘Can you imagine if all of us are in position at the same time, what we’d be able to accomplish’” Palin recounted.

Ducey, the Arizona governor, said that Kemp’s strong relations with other governors and the fact that he’s defeated Abrams before meant there was “never a moment of hesitation” in getting in the race.

“If Brian Kemp gets over the finish line in the fashion that I believe is possible,” he said, “It speaks volumes to the good people of Georgia.”

Brown reported from Watkinsville, Ga. Isaac Stanley-Becker contributed to this report.

What Do You Think?

"Kemp lost my support in 2021 when he appointed the most unqualified person he could find to fill Johnny Isakson's U.S. Senate seat, overlooking the most qualified individual that wanted the appointment, Doug Collins.
Collins was a sitting House member, was a proven campaigner, and had an excellent command of the issues. In comparison, Kelly Loeffler's most significant attribute was being married to the owner of the U.S. Stock Exchange. Had Collins been appointed to Isakson's Senate seat, the entire country would be in a different position today. This is why the political structure of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and, by extension, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, are supporting Kemp and Secretary of State Raffensperger today.
Since recent polling indicates that both Perdue and Kemp would win a race against Stacey Abrams, I would hope Trump's power base, i.e., middle-class, working Georgians, will support the candidate who promises good leadership and a desire to get to the bottom of the 2020 election debacle in Georgia. Despite the storyline the political elites are now trying to push, the two are not mutually exclusive.
To that end, Mr. Perdue has stated as governor; he would end the state's individual income tax and eliminate all the state's Dominion voting machines. That sounds like a winner to me. Of course, the political class and the established state structure will all be in for the Chamber's candidate." David Farrar

 

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Election Fraud in 2022?

by Patrick J. Gibbs | American Thinker | May 20, 2022

Next week is the start of the 2022 election season in Georgia with the party primary elections. All the party leaders involved in the controversy over allegations of election fraud in November 2020 are up for reelection. The other hot issue for Georgia's voters is whether the 2021 election reform law will produce credible election results in 2022 and 2024, reflecting the will of a majority of lawful voters. The odds are not good that the reform will work.

The movie 2000 Mules provides damning evidence of an organized plot to stuff election drop boxes in the 2020 election with "harvested" ballots – often in the dead of night. It's all there on your computer screen when you stream the video. Does the 2021 law address this sort of widespread fraud?

The movie's data analysts used the same techniques as the FBI to correlate cellphone geolocation data and maps to follow people ("mules") who traveled from offices of "non-profit" leftist organizations to ten or more ballot drop boxes. Then they correlated it with the surveillance video of those boxes. (Election laws required the video.) Some videos showed a "mule" taking cellphone pictures of the ballots before stuffing the dropbox. Another mule wore latex gloves while handling the ballots. Afterward, she removed and discarded the gloves in a nearby trash can.

The mules illegally stuffed enough ballots in Georgia to take the state's electoral votes from Donald Trump. Georgia law prohibits anyone from depositing ballots in a dropbox except his ballot or household members'. The movie's producers proved that about 2000 mules operated in big cities in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. It changed the election result in at least three of those five "battleground states." That was enough to put Joe Biden in the White House.

Georgia's response to charges of election irregularities in November 2020 was a law that reduced the number of ballot drop boxes and moved them into advance voting locations where they could only be used during business hours. Absentee ballots are now required to be authenticated with the voter's driver's license number, Georgia identification card number, the last four digits of a social security number, and date of birth.

Unfortunately, these measures aren't sufficient to confront systemic fraud. Georgia's lawmakers wrote a law that apparently assumes no organized effort to "game the system" would occur in future elections. They ignored at least two telltale signs that absentee ballots had been abused.

First, the rejection rate for defective (and thus invalid) absentee ballots was a small fraction of previous elections when the increased use of absentee ballots by "novice" voters would naturally produce a higher rejection rate. With no standards imposed, many fraudulent ballots could be mixed with improperly completed ballots.

Unfortunately, these measures aren't sufficient to confront systemic fraud. Georgia's lawmakers wrote a law that apparently assumes no organized effort to "game the system" would occur in future elections. They ignored at least two telltale signs that absentee ballots had been abused.

When some Republican legislators in Georgia wanted to investigate the 2020 election, they were threatened with political retribution. They dared not call for a special session in December 2020 to investigate the election. The threat turned into action when one committee chairman lost his position after he held a hearing in December 2020 on alleged voter fraud.

Some Republican politicians assume that all their political opponents will play by the rules. They assume that no one will organize a conspiracy to "game the system" and win an election with illegal ballots. Democrats "argue" that election fraud is rare and to discuss evidence of fraud is "disinformation." In response to 2000 Mules, they might offer only: "Who are you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes."

Unfortunately, they don't even go that far. The Democrat politicians and media allies are dumping the evidence in 2000 Mules down the memory hole just like the censors in George Orwell's novel 1984.

The American political system faces a pandemic of rule-breaking that threatens constitutional government. Left-wing "Antifa" takes over downtown Portland and tries to burn down the federal building. Many are arrested, and practically all of them are released with charges dismissed. Millions invade our southern border, and, instead of deporting them, the Biden administration puts them on charter jets to fly in the middle of the night to other states.

Someone leaked a draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion that would overrule Roe v. Wade. For days after that, abortion supporters demonstrated outside the homes of conservative judges on the Court. Federal law makes it a crime to demonstrate outside the residence of a judge aiming to influence the judge's decision. No one was arrested. At the same time, stories leaked that the FBI is investigating as suspected domestic terrorist parents who spoke up at school board meetings against Critical Race Theory "lessons" and the sexualization of grade-school education.

Georgia's 2021 election reform law will do little to stop organized election fraud in the 2022 and 2024 elections. I am not a fraud artist, but I can imagine this scheme. You get the names of people on the voter rolls who have not been voting in recent elections. They are apathetic, dead, or moved out of the county. You data-mine their SSNs and date of births and then apply for an absentee ballot. The signature on the absentee ballot will match the signature on that application. Then you stuff the mailbox at the local post office with the manufactured "votes." Bingo! You stole the election.

All the constitutional officers in Georgia (governor, secretary of state, and attorney general) deserve defeat in the primary election on May 24. They did little to investigate election fraud in 2020. They did not push through systematic anti-fraud legislation.

Elections vulnerable to fraud schemes are not credible elections, whether the fraud was successful or not. Both Canada and France have stricter election systems than the U.S. It's a disgrace that we can't do better.

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OAN dismissed from Georgia election workers' suit after settlement

(AP Photo/Ben Gray, File)

by All Things Considered | WABE | May 13, 2022

A judge has dismissed conservative cable news channel One America News Network from a defamation lawsuit filed by two Georgia election workers after the two sides reached a settlement.

Fulton County election workers Ruby Freeman and Wandrea “Shaye” Moss in December sued OAN, its owners and its chief White House correspondent over debunked claims that the mother-and-daughter pair introduced suitcases of illegal ballots while working as ballot counters at State Farm Arena in Atlanta in November 2020 and committed other acts of fraud to try to alter the outcome of the presidential election in Georgia.

The terms of the settlement agreement were not disclosed, but both sides described it as fair.

Freeman and Moss on Wednesday filed a motion to dismiss OAN from the lawsuit, and U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell signed off on the dismissal Thursday.

The two women had also sued former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for former President Donald Trump, saying he amplified the lies about them during frequent appearances on OAN. Their claims against Giuliani continue: They filed an amended complaint Wednesday in federal court in Washington.

OAN on Monday tweeted a clip from its broadcast with an anchor describing an “updated report from Georgia officials.” A voiceover then says state officials “have concluded that there was no widespread voter fraud by election workers who counted ballots at the State Farm Arena in November 2020. The results of this investigation indicate that Ruby Freeman and Wandrea ‘Shaye’ Moss did not engage in ballot fraud or criminal misconduct while working at State Farm Arena on election night.” The clip goes on to mention the settlement between the network and the two women.

In fact, Georgia officials concluded in late 2020, shortly after the allegations against the two women surfaced, that the pair had done nothing wrong.

Moss and Freeman also filed a separate defamation lawsuit against The Gateway Pundit, its owner Jim Hoft and his brother Joe Hoft, a contributor to the conservative website. That lawsuit is pending in federal court in Missouri.

After narrowly losing the presidential election in Georgia, Trump made unproven claims that widespread fraud led to his loss in the state. He particularly zeroed in on Fulton County, a Democratic stronghold that includes most of Atlanta.

Moss has worked for the Fulton County elections department since 2012 and supervised the absentee ballot operation during the 2020 election. Freeman, her mother, was a temporary election worker, verifying signatures on absentee ballots and preparing them to be counted and processed.

When their names circulated online along with allegations that they had engaged in fraud, the two women said they were subjected to intense harassment, both in-person and online.

What Do You Think?

"Next they'll be telling us the plumbing leak story never happened." David Farrar

Update:

Dinesh D'Souza debunks a desperate leftist attempt to Invalidate "2000 Mules"

 

 

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Perdue: Georgia early voting on the rise, Kemp has 'done nothing' on election laws

David Perdue is optimistic he will triumph over Brian Kemp, whom he said is "not enforcing" Georgia's laws.

by Madeleine Hubbard | Just the News | May 16, 2022

Former Sen. David Perdue, who is running for governor in the Georgia Republican primary against incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp, says the large number of early voters is "very encouraging."

Perdue told "Just the News – Not Noise" on Monday that heading into the May 24 primary, his campaign is optimistic.

"We're surging, but we've been surging since November of 2020 when people realized that we had one of the more major frauds in American history in an election," he noted.

Perdue was forced into a runoff election that year and ultimately lost to current Democratic Sen. Jon Ossoff.

"I worked all in 2021 trying to get at the bottom of [election fraud]," Perdue told editor-in-chief John Solomon and co-host Amanda Head.

"We saw this evidence about [ballot] trafficking and harvesting back in May of last year. So did the governor, and he's done nothing to enforce the law since then," he said, referring to Georgia's election integrity legislation.

"I'm feeling very good right now," Perdue noted, pointing to increased early voting turnout. 

A record number of 380,000 Georgians have already voted in the upcoming primary, a more than 200% increase from the primary period in 2018 and a 155% from the same time frame in 2020, Georgia's Secretary of State observed Monday.

Perdue accused Kemp of "not enforcing" the law in Georgia, specifically referencing election laws, illegal immigration, and rising crime.

Even with former President Donald Trump's endorsement, Perdue may have a difficult time in the primary. The former senator is trailing Kemp by more than 20 points according to RealClearPolitics

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“Somebody’s Going To Get Killed” –

-- “2000 Mules” Investigator Says Georgia’s GBI Officials Are Intimidating Witnesses in “Dangerous Escalation” (VIDEO)

by Jim Hoft | The Gateway Pundit | May 14, 2022

2000 Mules investigator Gregg Phillips joined Emerald Robinson on Absolute Truth on Thursday to discuss the historic documentary that reveals the organized ballot trafficking operations in the 2020 election behind the stolen election.

During the interview, Gregg Phillips revealed how the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger are harassing the True the Vote investigators to get at their informants.

Phillips says he will never turn over his sources and that “somebody’s going to get killed” because of the actions by these state agencies.

Here is the transcript from the interview with Gregg Phillips:

“Almost a year ago, I did go brief Gov. Kemp's office, his chief of staff in particular, as well as the head of the GBI, and three or four representatives from the GBI -- a year ago. And they chose to do nothing.

It wasn't until Donald Trump mentioned this situation at a rally in Georgia in September that they decided to do anything. So they waited four or five months, and what they did, literally, go down -- rather than investigate and look at all of this, they chose to pull the metadata from the file and burn me, burn a couple of my analysts by name in the AJC.

You just can't make this stuff up.

Now what we are dealing with -- we made a formal complaint to the Secretary of State on December 1, 2021, so it's been about six months or so. It was only a handful of days before the movie was released that they reached out to us, except what they did, they reached out to us with some subpoenas. Not about our complaints (The Mules), but trying to get me to turn over my sources and the witnesses who came forward. The witnesses came forward with a commitment from me that I would never burn them but also with the expectation they would never be burned. This is a very, very dangerous escalation. I believe that someone is going to get killed if they are not careful. These people are stupid. The investigator (GBI) himself -- and the people who fashioned this subpoena are going to get someone killed. They don’t understand what their dealing with. I’m not going to reveal the source. I don’t care what they do. They can cuff me; I’m not revealing the sources.”

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In one respect, I believe Mr. Phillips is wrong; Brian Kemp, Brad  Raffensperger, and the GBI know precisely what they are doing. They know exactly what the life expectancy of Mr. Phillips' whistleblower would be once Stacey Abrams's group finds out his/her name?" David Farrar

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Democratic megadonor Soros puts $1 million into Abrams’ campaign

by James Salzer | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | May 6, 2022

Days after Stacey Abrams qualified to run for governor in March, a super PAC funded by billionaire megadonor George Soros put $1 million into her campaign, according to campaign finance reports.

Soros, a common target of criticism from Republicans for his vast spending on Democratic causes over the years, donated the money through the Democracy PAC II to One Georgia.

One Georgia is Abrams’ leadership committee. U.S. District Judge Mark Cohen ruled last month that Abrams could not raise money through a leadership committee until she wins her party’s nomination later this month. Abrams is running unopposed in the Democratic primary.

 

David Emadi, executive secretary of the state ethics commission, said the Abrams camp can keep the Soros contribution but not spend it until after the primary.

The leadership committees are important tools for funding campaigns because there are limits on how much a candidate can raise from an individual or business interest that don’t apply to leadership committees, so they can collect huge checks from donors.

Statewide candidates, such as those running for governor, are currently allowed to raise $7,600 from individual donors for the primary and again for the general election, plus $4,500 per runoff.

In contrast, Kemp’s leadership committee had taken checks up to $250,000 from individual donors in its first few months of operation.

The Soros family gave $1.34 million to the Georgia Democratic Party in 2018, the year Abrams first ran for governor against Kemp.

Politico reported earlier this year that Soros is seeding his super PAC, Democracy PAC II, with $125 million, an enormous investment to aid Democratic groups and candidates for the 2022 election cycle and beyond. The political action committee is run by his son.

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The Georgia Gubernatorial Race is MAGA vs. Bush/Rove/Pence Republicans/ Team Trump Bus Tour Week Two

by Debbie Dooley | Atlanta Tea Party | May 9, 2022

The Team Trump Bus Tour Continues - Week Two

The tour has been an overwhelming success.  Georgians love the Team Trump Bus.  Click on the link below for more information and to find out where we will be this week. Be sure to check often in case the schedule changes. We will be heading to Middle/South Georgia this week.

Last week, Arizona's Kari Lake and Mike Lindell joined us for the tour. Expect more Trump surrogates this coming week.
 
 

I shared this last year. Thank goodness, a judge ruled Kemp could not use the millions he has raised through his pay for play schemes unless he is the GOP Nominee.

Kemp is so corrupt; he went from being in debt with a failed business venture to gaining 3 million dollars in wealth since he became Governor. 

Kemp’s net worth grew by more than $3M since he took office

I have been saying for over a month that the polls on the governor's race are wrong.  I have heard from MAGA voters across Georgia that very rarely vote in the Republican Primary that will be voting this time to oust Judas Kemp they are so angry about Kemp turning his back on election fraud.  These MAGA voters aren't being surveyed.

The latest analysis is that over 27% of early voters in the GOP Primary are NOT likely GOP Primary voters. They didn't vote in the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary. Early voting analysis also shows that rural areas are turning out big. This is a very good sign for David Perdue. 

Team Kemp knows they are in trouble. Why do you think Kemp turned to Never Trumper RINOs George W. Bush, Karl Rove, and Anthony Scaramucci to help him win? 

The Jolt: Leaked robocall from Trump, ‘hopefully your all-time favorite president of all time’ (ajc.com)

Excerpts:

And we have now learned that former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is all in for Kemp, too.

Our very own James Salzer spotted The Mooch’s name on Kemp’s most recent “two-day business report,” the short-term disclosure documents candidates have to file to report last-minute high-dollar donations ahead of Election Day.

Scaramucci contributed $7,600 – the maximum allowed for the primary – to Kemp on Wednesday, according to the filing.

In July of 2019, The Mooch predicted Trump would handily win re-election, but he eventually turned against the former president and helped create a Super PAC to support Biden.

Meanwhile, Kemp’s leadership committee – Georgians First – is also expected to report later today that it received a $5,000 contribution from former President George W. Bush, who has also felt the ire of Trump over the years. Bush largely steered clear of commenting on his successors, but in 2021 called the U.S. a “country divided” under Trump.


Trump, Bush Showdown Set to Play Out in Ga. Primary

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Bush is set to appear as the “special guest” at a swank fundraiser for Kemp, which will put the governor “in front of an influential room of Texas donors just days before the Georgia primary on May 24,” reported Politico.

The list of old-guard establishment swamp dwellers attending the event includes “Jim Francis, a major Texas bundler; Republican strategist Karl Rove; and Ross Perot, Jr., son of the former presidential candidate.” 

Not exactly a MAGA gathering, and that’s almost certainly by design.

Bush inserting himself into the already-contentious race can be seen as a clear attempt to specifically take out a Trumped-backed candidate and squelch a Trump primary wave that would help further cement his clout in the GOP.

Now word comes that Mike Pence's former Chief of Staff Globalist Marc Short was just hired by the Kemp campaign.


VP Pence’s Chief of Staff Marc Short Prevented Recounts After January 6th per President Trump Confidant Peter Navarro

Scoop: Top Pence aide joins the staff of Trump enemy Brian Kemp

There is no way Brian Kemp will ever beat Stacey Abrams if he is the GOP Nominee. Brian Kemp turned his back on the 2020 election fraud and betrayed not only Trump but Georgia and this nation. I will never cast another vote for Judas Kemp - even against Stacey Abrams. I can promise that at least 15% of MAGA voters won't either. Between Kemp and Abrams, there is no lesser of two evils. They are both evil. I plan on abstaining from voting for Governor if Judas Kemp is the nominee.

Article V, Section II, Paragraph VII of Georgia Constitution gives the Governor power to call a special session by proclamation without the approval of the Legislature. He has to list the subjects to be addressed by the special session. He can change the subject before the session convenes. After the session convenes, if the governor wishes to change the subject matter. It requires 3/5ths approval in each body. Kemp refused to do so in 2020. He turned his back on election fraud and helped the Democrats steal the election.

Paragraph VII. Special sessions of the General Assembly. (a) The Governor may convene the General Assembly in special session by proclamation which may be amended by the Governor prior to the convening of the special session or amended by the Governor with the approval of three-fifths of the members of each house after the special session has convened; but no laws shall be enacted at any such special session except those which relate to the purposes stated in the proclamation or in any amendment thereto.

Below are lists of elected officials that endorsed Brian Kemp. If they have GOP opponents, vote for their GOP opponents.

3rd District Congressman Drew Ferguson endorsed Kemp and appeared at campaign events for Brian Kemp.

Attorney General Chris Carr and Insurance Commissioner John King Endorse Governor Kemp for Re-election – Brian Kemp | Governor (briankemp2022.com)

 

107 Sheriffs Endorse Kemp for Governor – Brian Kemp | Governor (briankemp2022.com)

 

Georgia Public Service Commission Endorses Kemp for Re-election – Brian Kemp | Governor (briankemp2022.com)

 

Kemp for Governor Rolls Out Elected Officials for Kemp – Brian Kemp | Governor (briankemp2022.com)

 

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2000 Mules -- Stacey Abrams Better Find New Work

Full title:

"HUNDREDS of Patriots Attend Screening of “2000 Mules” at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Home and Resort — Crowd Left Stunned as Proof Revealed on Stolen Election — Stacey Abrams Better Find New Work"

by Jim Hoft | Gateway Pundit | May 5, 2022

HUNDREDS of high profile Donald Trump supporters, popular conservative figures, and investigative reporters gathered at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort to view a screening of the shocking 2020 Election documentary, “2,000 Mules.”

The film, created by brilliant political commentator Dinesh D’Souza reveals evidence of the greatest crime in American history — the stolen 2020 election.

D’Souza follows the coordinated national ballot trafficking conspiracy discovered by True the Vote’s Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips.   The documentary exposes how political operatives were allegedly paid to drop off hundreds of thousands of illegal ballots at drop boxes in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin in the 2020 election.

In the movie and in recent interviews Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips revealed:

** Investigators used geo-tracking from cellphones to identify tens of thousands of ballot traffickers in the 2020 battleground states.
** The ballot traffickers identified all stopped at Democrat affiliated offices during the routes — Stacey Abrams may want to find new work.
** Ballot traffickers dropped more than enough ballots to steal every major swing state in the 2020 election for Democrats
** The NRSC was given evidence of voter fraud and did nothing.
** Brian Kemp led a fight against True the Vote to get to the truth.
** The FBI and DOJ used cellphone ‘ping’ data to identify, locate and arrest January 6 protesters but DID NOT use this same technique to identify ballot traffickers in 2020
** Ballot traffickers were operating in Georgia in the 2018 election — including a number of the same suspects!
** The ballot traffickers or mules were reportedly making from $10 to $40 per ballot dumped into the ballot boxes.
** Pennsylvania was the worst state they saw with 1,155 ballot traffickers identified and 5 central gathering locations
** Ballot traffickers crossed state lines including from New Jersey to Philadelphia.

Catherine Engelbrecht is the founder of True the Vote, an election integrity project launched in 2009.  Gregg Phillips is the senior adviser with Get Georgia Right PAC.  Gregg has been in conservative politics for 40 years, working with committees, parties, campaigns, and election intelligence operations. He has built political apps including GROUND, ARC, and IV3. Gregg was also a founder and Managing Partner of the pro-Gingrich SuperPac, Winning Our Future, and election intelligence company, OPSEC Group. Gregg is currently working with Catherine Engelbrecht from True the Vote in their historic investigation of Democrat ballot trafficking in the 2020 election.

 

 

 

2,000 Mules was played in selected theaters on May 2 and May 4, with Trump also hosting an event at his Florida resort where guests watched the documentary which supports his claims of election fraud.

President Donald Trump made an appearance and spoke for several minutes before the film.

 

 

 

The virtual premiere of the film will be Saturday, May 7th at 8 PM.

 It really was an amazing event.

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Election Integrity Dead: Killed in Court

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by  J. Christian Adams | Gatestone Institute | May 3, 2022

In the wake of the 2020 election, states across the country enacted laws to prevent a repeat of the chaos from that election. In some states, such as Arizona, Texas, and Florida, laws were passed to prohibit the private funding of election offices. In others, ballot custody vulnerabilities were addressed, such as limits on harvesting and drop-boxes.

Predictably, an enormous litigation apparatus attacked nearly every post-2020 election reform in federal or state court. Too often, they were successful.

Arizona, for example, enacted legislation to ensure that only citizens are registering and voting. No sooner had the ink dried on Governor Doug Ducey's signature than the state was hit with a federal lawsuit by Mi Familia Vota, an organization dedicated to "build[ing] Latino political power by expanding the electorate...." This promises to be another example of trench warfare-style litigation ultimately decided well into the future.

Before you think these sorts of lawsuits are frivolous, consider that every lawsuit like it brought against other states has effectively won at the expense of election integrity.

Additionally, governors in five states – PennsylvaniaWisconsinNorth CarolinaMichigan, and Louisiana -- have vetoed legislation that would have banned or restricted the Mark Zuckerberg-style private funding of elections.

Kansas thought it could require documentary proof of citizenship to register to vote, but after a disastrous trial, a Republican-appointed federal judge ruled against Kansas in 2018. There was also no salvation on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Again, a panel that even included Republican-appointed federal appeals judges ruled against Kansas for not being able to demonstrate a data-driven justification for the law. The Supreme Court decided against taking up the matter, and Kansas taxpayers had to pay the victorious ACLU's court fees.

The big news on election integrity, however, now comes from Florida. A federal judge recently wrote a 288-page opinion striking down SB90, an election integrity overhaul package passed in the wake of the 2020 election.

The omnibus law tried to do several important things.

First, it required that mail ballot drop-boxes be monitored. These resemble outdoor mailboxes where, during the 2020 election, a massive increase in mail ballots were delivered. The purpose of monitoring was to ensure the security of the ballots inside those drop-boxes.

Second, SB90 prohibited third parties from engaging with voters within 150 feet of the drop-boxes. This extended the usual zone of protection found near polling places, including drop-box locations.

Third, Florida had been allowing a vote-by-mail request in one election to carry over to a subsequent election. The problem is that the voter requestor may die or move away by then, and a ballot would be floating around with no voter at the address ready to receive it. SB90 shrank the longevity of a vote-by-mail request from two elections to one.

Fourth, SB90 required voters requesting an absentee ballot to include verifying information that the request came from the voter. That could consist of the last four digits of a Social Security number. The number would be verified before an absentee ballot was sent in the mail.

After a trial, United States District Court Judge Mark E. Walker shredded SB90's new provisions after a trial in Tallahassee.

Walker ruled that the requirement that drop-boxes be monitored resulted in fewer drop-boxes and had a discriminatory impact on black voters who mainly use them. Walker heard evidence to this effect, and to the extent that rebuttal evidence was presented, Walker indeed did not find it noteworthy enough even to mention it in his opinion.

Fifth, Walker ruled that the prohibition on engaging with voters near a drop-box infringed on First Amendment rights. The limit on a vote-by-mail request rollover shrinking from two elections to one election violated the Voting Rights Act because black voters mainly use mail voting.

On the other side of the ledger, the court did uphold the requirement that voters requesting a mail ballot provide a unique number that could be used to verify that the request was authentic. The court reasoned that, if anything, whites are hurt by this requirement more than blacks.

That makes it okay, at least to Judge Walker.

Mi Familia Vota was not the only not-for-profit group to sue over SB90. The case had a veritable dogpile of other groups attacking the law, including the League of Women Voters of Florida Inc., League of Women Voters of Florida Education Fund Inc., Black Voters Matter Fund Inc., and the Florida Alliance for Retired Americans Inc.

These groups might sound non-partisan. They are not. The Florida Alliance for Retired Americans, according to InfluenceWatch.com, is a big labor front group. Their purpose is to advance "left-progressive policy at the local and state levels while mobilizing retirees to be active in informing and activating their communities." According to federal records, they are funded by the AFL-CIO, the postal workers union, the SEIU, and the Amalgamated Transit Union. The latter is the organizing arm of employees of ever-agitating government-run public transportation systems such as SEPTA in Philadelphia.

You might be wondering, what do transportation workers and your postman have to do with voting issues?

Everything. Many election operatives know that elections are won or lost because of the process. One side is moving minds, the other side bodies and ballots. For decades, one side has been focused on policy, big ideas, and winning debates. Meanwhile, the other side has been focused on the process and the rules of the elections game.

Many groups have been using federal civil rights laws such as the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as a weapon to help advance partisan interests. Elect more Democrats, they assume, then transit workers get more pay during the next collective bargaining round. Strike down laws against bothering voters within 150 feet of a drop-box; then, as I witnessed firsthand in 2004, the SEIU can flex its muscle around the polls and make it uncomfortable for some voters to vote.

Under Florida's SB90, voters near drop-boxes were protected from the strong arms of this SEIU theatre, but not anymore, thanks to Judge Walker's ruling.

This should demonstrate that war occurs around elections that have nothing to do with voting machines being controlled by Italian satellites or Internet hackers. They don't need to be.

Election process fights have become a Darwinian "survival of the fittest." Whichever side can adapt to a new technological or cultural environment, the fastest and the best often determines who wins and who loses.

In 2020, an unprecedented burst of mail ballots swamped election offices because of the fright of COVID. Over the country, judges struck down or suspended laws that would have ensured that those mail ballots were processed according to the law. At the same time, hundreds of millions of dollars in private money poured into election offices to change how the elections were run.

The reaction in many states in 2021 -- Arizona, Florida, Texas, Iowa -- was to adapt, ban private money, and strengthen safeguards. Unfortunately, these cures faced an even more powerful "Darwinian" response -- the judiciary's well-established, often partisan control. Courtrooms became the forum where experienced killers of election integrity law went hunting.

Lawyers trying to protect the integrity of elections -- many of whom have never tried a civil rights lawsuit related to the election process before -- usually find themselves outmanned and out-gunned by a battalion of well-funded lawyers whose job it is not to make sure that elections provide an even playing field for everyone, but that the group that hired them maintains, if possible, an advantage. It is a dangerous place we find ourselves, where citizens through the democratic legislative process are enacting safeguards to keep our elections clean and manageable, and a hyper-funded partisan onslaught has mastered the art of killing real, verifiable integrity in elections.

What does this mean for 2022 and beyond?

First, do not assume there will be a "red wave" this November to serve as a cure-all. Many election operatives have demonstrated a fierce ability to adapt and leverage cultural and technological awareness into electoral wins.

Second, a "red wave" cannot overcome the "blue wave" tactics of 2020 seen in urban areas flush with outside cash. The threats of private money, dispensing with statutory election procedures through litigation, and renewed COVID hysteria each loom in 2022.

Third, the Biden administration is already turning the battleship of the entire federal government toward turnout in 2022. They have mobilized every agency into a weapon to increase voter turnout among "historically marginalized communities." Decoded means racial groups. This is all happening with little fanfare and little means to stop it.

Every federal agency has had a year-long head start in morphing into a get-out-the-vote tool. It means housing, welfare, and education offices will be turned into turnout machines. Institutions have adapted and created an architecture using the powers of the state to target specific voters and get them to the polls.

"Isn't that illegal?" some voters might cry. Cite me the statute, please. What law makes it illegal to get historically underserved communities to the polls? And, who can argue with a straight face that it is a bad thing to encourage Americans to vote? This is the deviousness of those designs. Election operatives develop tools that appear facially neutral, but that can be used to have a partisan impact. They then use their power to ensure that they have more power, longer. The tricky legal questions are thought-through long before you have time even to get annoyed.

For good measure, the Biden administration proposed a $10 billion federal fund available for the next decade to replicate and expand the cash injections to election offices like those seen in 2020. Another $5 billion is requested for the U.S. Postal Service so it can expand its role in voting-by-mail. Even if the administration gets a fraction of that request, the $500 million spent in 2020 from private groups will increase urban turnout look like small potatoes.

What can be done? The power of the purse in the House is in the hands of the Speaker of the House, presently Nancy Pelosi. No court will ever invalidate a federal effort to encourage voting. Citizens can and should sign up to work at the polls. You can make sure you vote and deliver your ballot yourself. Sadly, there is no silver bullet.

Sure, we can win some victories, as my organization did when it stopped Virginia from accepting mail-in ballots late, with no postmarks, violating state law.

Perhaps most of all, we can start to pay close attention to the fights going on behind the scenes -- the process fights. We have rightfully cared about policies such as taxes, government spending, education, and energy for so long. We try to move hearts and minds. But others put policy second: they are worried about whether "process" helps or hurts their ability to move bodies and ballots. "Process" is driving the outcomes of policies; it is time to engage before our ability to engage at all is fully extinguished.

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"June 25, 2021

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against the State of Georgia to Stop Racially Discriminatory Provisions of New Voting Law" David Farrar

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D'Souza Documentary to Reveal What Looks Like Massive Misuse of Ballot Drop Boxes in 2020 Election

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

by Sarah Lee | Red State | April 26, 2022

“A car pulls up at a dropbox after midnight. A man gets out, looks around surreptitiously, approaches the box, stuffs in a handful of ballots, and hightails it out of there. Then he goes to the next box, again and again.” 

That sentence is from a piece by The New York Posts Miranda Devine detailing the behavior of “mules” used during the 2020 election who allegedly “picked up ballots from election NGOs — such as Stacey Abrams’ outfit, ‘Fair Fight Action’ — and then carried them to different dropboxes, depositing between three to 10 ballots in each box before moving to the next.”

Dinesh D’Souza, in partnership with Salem Media and using research from True The Vote, has produced a documentary to be released May 7 exclusively through Locals subscription-based platform.

The trailer has created quite a buzz.

The questions surrounding what happened in the 2020 election, in which Joe Biden barely campaigned and was said to have won the most votes for President in the history of U.S. elections, have not abated, despite attempts from Democrat supporters to justify fortifying the election during the COVID pandemic.

Those so-called fortifications include a massive influx of private cash to districts courtesy of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg via the Center for Tech and Civic Life — intended, it was reported, to help with election administration — and the near-ubiquitous use of dropboxes to collect absentee ballots, ostensibly used to keep people away from the polls on election day for their safety during COVID.

How those dropboxes were used is the subject of D’Souza’s film. True The Vote, as Devine explains, triangulated cellphone data they purchased and used the results to subsequently check surveillance video footage.

“The extent of the operation is jaw-dropping,” Devine writes.

From The Post:

True the Vote bought three trillion geo-location signals from cellphones that were near drop boxes and also near election nonprofits, from Oct. 1, 2020, through to the election on November 3. In Georgia, the end date covered the Jan. 6, 2021, run-off. 
For example, in the Atlanta-metro area, they drew a line around 309 drop boxes and bought all the cellphone data of people that had been near those drop boxes and NGOs.
That narrowed the search to 2,000 mules.
Then they went looking for public surveillance camera footage of those drop boxes. In all, they found 4 million minutes across the country. 
The results are stunning. When a mule is matched with video, you can see the scheme come to life. 
A car pulls up at a dropbox after midnight. A man gets out, looks around surreptitiously, approaches the box, stuffs in a handful of ballots and hightails it out of there. Then he goes to the next box, again and again. 
After Dec. 23, 2020, Phipps noticed mules in Georgia started wearing gloves. He pinpoints the change to an indictment for ballot stuffing handed up in Arizona on December 22. “The way the FBI nailed them was by fingerprints.” After that, mules started wearing gloves. 
The data pattern is unmistakable, as D’Souza shows a spider web of routes taken by various mules between NGOs and drop boxes. 
For each of the 2,000 mules, the average number of dropbox visits was 38, with an average of five ballots deposited per visit. That’s 380,000 suspect votes.

In his film, D’Souza breaks down the numbers in an attempt to determine if they could have affected Biden’s margins over Trump. In Georgia, for example, “250 mules averaged 24 dropbox visits each, [that’s] 30,000 suspect votes, more than enough to overcome Biden’s 12,000 vote advantage. D’Souza moves Georgia’s 16 electoral votes into the Trump column.”

On Wednesday, April 21, the Biden DOJ sent letters to “election officials in Florida, Arizona, Texas and Ohio — all Republican-led states” specifically requesting information related to what they say are their “efforts to combat ‘lies and conspiracy theories’ that could damage the integrity of federal elections as part of a broader investigation into the ‘weaponization of misinformation and disinformation’ in the electoral process.”

It’s probably not a coincidence those letters were sent a mere two weeks before D’Souza releases his film.

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"Both Brian Kemp and Stacy Abrams have shown their contempt for Georgia's voters by turning their backs on the fraudulent 2020/2021 elections. If David Perdue fails to win his primary on May 24, as a matter of principle, it will leave Trump's power base, middle-class, working Georgians, without a choice on November 8." David Farrar

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Are Democrats and Joe Biden up to their old election tricks?

President Biden is reportedly looking to run for reelection in 2024, but his wife and first lady doesn't think it's a good idea. Pool via CNP/ MEGA/ Yuri Gripas

by  New York Post | April 24, 2022

 

Over the last 16 tortuous months of the Biden presidency, it’s become clear that the Democrats are running on empty.

They are not even trying to reset their electorally poisonous policies.

Politically this means they are heading for annihilation at the midterms. Yet they appear curiously relaxed, as if winning elections is no longer a priority.

One thing you know is that the Dems are not hiding under the duvet sucking their thumbs. Like the Fantastic Mr. Fox, they have a cunning plan.

They might not be any good at governing, but they are world-class when it comes to seizing power by foul means or fair.

This brings us to the thorny question of the 2020 election. Most Americans agree something wasn’t quite right about the new rules imposed under cover of COVID.

Forget Sidney Powell’s harebrained Kraken that never materialized.

There were lots of ways Democrats tried to tilt the playing field in their favor, some more successfully than others. Their pals in Big Tech were censoring The Post’s Hunter Biden laptop coverage before the election was one triumph.

Now pesky evidence is starting to emerge of systematic schemes to subvert the electoral process — which must not be allowed to happen again if we are to restore faith in elections.

Following ‘mules’

The most compelling evidence to date has emerged in “2000 Mules,” the upcoming documentary by conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, who draws on research by the election integrity group True The Vote to expose suspicious ballot harvesting.

Using cellphone geo-tracking and surveillance video, it shows a network of “mules” in battleground states busily collecting ballots from get-out-the-vote NGOs and stuffing them, a few at a time, into multiple drop boxes in the dead of night. 

Dinesh D’Souza is a conservative filmmaker and author. ZUMAPRESS.com

The extent of the operation is jaw-dropping.

True the Vote bought three trillion geo-location signals from cellphones that were near drop boxes and also near election nonprofits, from Oct. 1, 2020, through to the election on November 3. The end date covered the Jan. 6, 2021, run-off in Georgia.

Then they searched for “mules,” operatives who picked up ballots from election NGOs — such as Stacey Abrams’ outfit, “Fair Fight Action” — and then carried them to different drop boxes, depositing between three to ten ballots in each box before moving to the next.

Catherine Engelbrecht, the founder of True the Vote, chose the term “mule” because “it felt a lot like a cartel, it felt like trafficking . . . This is in its essence ballot trafficking . . . You have the collectors. You have the stash houses, which are the nonprofits. And then you have the mules that are doing the drops.”

Data analyst Gregg Phillips set a threshold for each mule to visit at least ten drop boxes within a defined area and at least five visits to one or more NGOs. 

For example, in the Atlanta metro area, they drew a line around 309 drop boxes and bought all the cellphone data of people that had been near those drop boxes and NGOs.

That narrowed the search to 2,000 mules.

For 2,000 mules, the average number of dropbox visits was 38, with an average of five ballots deposited each. AP/John Locher

Then they went looking for public surveillance camera footage of those drop boxes. In all, they found 4 million minutes across the country.

The results are stunning. When a mule is matched with video, you can see the scheme come to life.

A car pulls up at a dropbox after midnight. A man gets out, looks around surreptitiously, approaches the box, stuffs in a handful of ballots, and hightails it out of there. Then he goes to the next box, again and again.

After Dec. 23, 2020, Phipps noticed mules in Georgia started wearing gloves. He pinpoints the change to an indictment for ballot stuffing handed up in Arizona on December 22. “The way the FBI nailed them was with fingerprints.” After that, mules started wearing gloves.

The data pattern is unmistakable, as D’Souza shows a spider web of routes taken by various mules between NGOs and drop boxes.

For each of the 2,000 mules, the average number of dropbox visits was 38, with an average of five ballots deposited per visit. That’s 380,000 suspect votes.

D’Souza breaks down the numbers to see if they would have changed the election outcome.

In Michigan, 500 mules averaged 50 dropbox visits, at five ballots per drop, giving you 125,000 suspect votes, not enough to overwhelm Biden’s 154,000-vote advantage over Trump. 

In Wisconsin, 100 mules averaged 28 dropbox visits each, giving us 14,000 suspect votes and 6,000 votes short of giving Trump the win.

But in Georgia, where 250 mules averaged 24 dropbox visits each, we get 30,000 suspect votes, more than enough to overcome Biden’s 12,000 vote advantage. D’Souza moves Georgia’s 16 electoral votes into the Trump column.

In Arizona, 200 mules averaging 20 dropbox visits make 20,000 suspect votes, giving Trump another 11 hypothetical electoral votes.

In Philadelphia alone, 1,100 mules averaged 50 dropbox visits giving us 275,000 suspect votes which would flip the Pennsylvania result to Trump, giving him another 20 electoral votes.

“Shockingly, even this narrow way of looking at just our 2,000 mules in these swing states gives Trump the win with 279 electoral votes to Biden’s 259,” says D’Souza.

In Michigan, 500 mules averaged 50 dropbox visits, at five ballots per drop, giving you 125,000 suspect votes, not enough to overwhelm Biden’s 154,000-vote advantage over Trump. 

In Wisconsin, 100 mules averaged 28 dropbox visits each, giving us 14,000 suspect votes and 6,000 votes short of giving Trump the win.

But in Georgia, where 250 mules averaged 24 dropbox visits each, we get 30,000 suspect votes, more than enough to overcome Biden’s 12,000 vote advantage. D’Souza moves Georgia’s 16 electoral votes into the Trump column.

In Arizona, 200 mules averaging 20 dropbox visits make 20,000 suspect votes, giving Trump another 11 hypothetical electoral votes.

In Philadelphia alone, 1,100 mules averaged 50 dropbox visits giving us 275,000 suspect votes which would flip the Pennsylvania result to Trump, giving him another 20 electoral votes.

“Shockingly, even this narrow way of looking at just our 2,000 mules in these swing states gives Trump the win with 279 electoral votes to Biden’s 259,” says D’Souza.

Focus on the future

There is no way to scrutinize those ballots now and see if they are fraudulent but if we must have drop boxes at election time, they need to be secure and under 24/7 surveillance.

Obviously, something stinks. But the last thing Republican candidates — even the undeclared Donald Trump — should be doing on the campaign trail is focusing backward on their 2020 election loss. It makes them look like sore losers.

Donald Trump has not said if he will be running in the 2024 presidential election. AP/ Jacquelyn Martin

When I interviewed President Trump last year for my book “Laptop From Hell,” he kept bringing up the stolen election.

I told him I looked at it like a football game. It's over even if the umpire was biased and the game was rigged. Best to put your efforts into winning the next round.

Trump didn’t like my analogy. “No,” he said, shaking his head. “It’s like Tiffany’s. They stole the diamonds, and we have to get them back.”

There’s no getting the diamonds back now. But we can stop the store from being robbed again.

Housing migrants for votes

A fresh planeload of illegal migrants flew into White Plains Friday night, and The Post followed a bus disgorging them in Yonkers and The Bronx. 

One of the residential complexes where a group was dropped off is affordable housing owned by the city.

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development is supposed to provide accommodation for the homeless and New Yorkers down on their luck. 

“Amid a housing crisis that is pricing New Yorkers out of their neighborhoods, it’s one of our best tools to keep people in their homes,” it boasts on its Website.

A charter bus that was carrying immigrants from the Mexican border after an airplane landed at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, NY, on Apr. 22, 2022. Christopher Sadowski

But back in 2019, then-Mayor Bill de Blasio changed the rules to allow “undocumented” migrants to apply.

So New Yorkers will have to fend for themselves as they are displaced by a flood of non-citizens waved in by Gov. Hochul to help the Biden administration hide their self-inflicted border crisis. 

And now that New York allows non-citizens to vote in local elections, let’s not pretend they will keep separate voter rolls for state and federal polls. 

They are simply importing and pampering a new class of voters because the old ones got wise.

Joe running again? He doesn’t have a prayer

Joe Biden, who turns 80 in November, reportedly wants to run for a second term, presumably because his first term is going so swimmingly.

But at least one influential person apparently is not thrilled: his wife. Jill Biden has told family friends who say they don’t think Joe should run again in 2024: “From your lips to God’s ears,” meaning she hopes what they are saying is heard.

What Do You Think?

"I disagree with Miranda Devine on several points.
"The first is her statement concerning the political establishment under Obama didn't also use Dominion manipulation to tilt the balance of votes in favor of Biden. While it may be true, had they known other players' efforts would have been enough to tip that balance, they probably would not have engaged in their efforts, but Obama and Brennon were not about to take that chance.
"Secondly, and perhaps the most egregious of all, is this notion that we should all now look to the future and not dwell on the fraudulent election of the past. As Devine points out, the Democrats are even now trying to throw the next election in 2022. While no system of checks will stop all election fraud, the best way to address it is to make sure those who undertake such a thief of our democracy can be assured of a rigorous independent verification process afterward." David Farrar

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More than 300,000 votes unverified in Georgia's Fulton County in 2020, new complaint alleges

President Joe Biden won the state by 11,779 votes over former President Donald Trump.

 by Natalia Mittelstadt | Just the News | April 20, 2022

A new complaint to the Georgia State Election Board alleges that more than 300,000 ballots were unreliably recorded on unverified early voting poll closing tapes in Fulton County, Georgia, in the 2020 election.

"Fulton County's Advance Voting poll closing tapes are a fraudulent, un-certified, unsigned, and un-checked false representation of over 311,000 ballots that no court could legally accept," the complaint alleges.

The December 2020 recount in Georgia determined that President Joe Biden won by just 11,779 votes over former President Donald Trump.

The complaint was filed on March 28 by David Cross, who posts 2020 election irregularities updates on the website Election Truth in Georgia, and independent investigative journalist Kevin Moncla, based on Fulton County records released in compliance with their open records request.

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The records request follows reporting by Just the News in December 2020 that memory cards had been prematurely removed from vote tabulating machines due to purportedly shrinking ballot storage limits.

According to the complaint, Fulton County violated state law regarding closing ballot scanner polls and tampering with ballot scanners. 

At the end of early voting in the 2020 election, on October 30th, "with the ballot scanner polls still open, the seals were broken, and the flashcards were removed," according to the recent complaint.

Each flashcard is supposed to be used for only one specific tabulator and is not supposed to be removed until 7 p.m. on election night. Under state law, at least three copies of each poll tape with the total number of ballots stored on the flashcard must be printed, and three witnesses must sign each copy for verification or explain in writing why they will not. 

There were 148 flashcards for early voting in the 2020 election in Fulton County. In response to the open records request, the county produced 138 poll tapes, 136 of which were not signed, meaning the identities of the persons who checked the ballot numbers are unknown.

The 136 poll tapes showed that the corresponding flashcards "were closed on 12 different ballot scanners," in violation of state law, the complaint alleges.

Fulton County "removed the flashcards from 109 tabulators and closed them out on different machines. It leaves them wide open — unsecured and open to manipulation," Moncla told "Just the News, Not Noise" TV show Monday night. "If those flashcards were put into another machine, we would never know it. They could have scanned — added additional votes, and we would have no idea."

The county had more than enough tabulators to count ballots without needing to swap out the flashcards, according to Moncla. 

Fulton County "had enough tabulators to supply both early voting and Election Day," Moncla said. "And there was no reason to swap the tabulators out — to take the cards out. They had plenty to do both."

Just the News first learned about the complaint from Real America's Voice correspondent Heather Mullins.

The 2020 election was the first time Georgia used Dominion Voting Systems to process the state's elections. The flashcards, or memory cards, used for Dominion's vote tabulation machines, had a maximum ballot capacity of 10,000 ballots, according to a Dominion "customer advisory" released just eight days before the election. Georgia Elections Division Director Chris Harvey cited that Dominion advisory in a bulletin circulated to county election officials just a week before Election Day. 

After a test performed by Dominion staff purportedly confirmed that the ballot storage capacity on the flashcards was just 5,000, however, Dominion determined that the flashcards should be replaced at 3,000 ballots, according to a statement from an unnamed Dominion official released through Fulton County spokeswoman Regina Waller. The Dominion official attributed the change to "the number of races on the November 2020 ballot and many early voting polling sites in Fulton County."

The March 28 complaint challenges the credibility of the downwardly revised claim of ballot storage capacity on several additional grounds.

"First, election records reveal that ballot scanners were being reprogrammed with new flashcards at various and wide-ranging ballot counts," according to the complaint. "There appears to be no correlation between the number of ballots scanned and replacing the flashcards. Certainly not anything consistent with the ballot count approaching the stated [5,000-count] threshold.

"Second, Fulton County's own records negate that the flashcard storage capacity is 5,000 ballot images. There are several Advance Voting ballot scanners that far exceed the given benchmark, the largest of which scanned 7,206 ballots. Ironically, the largest 'Total Scanned' number of 7,206 was amassed by a ballot scanner after it had been reprogrammed, purportedly because it neared capacity.

"Third, if capacity was the sincere concern which precipitated the flashcard replacement, why is it that after the cards were replaced, they were allowed to scan much larger numbers than those they replaced ...?"

The Georgia State Election Board told Just the News on Monday that it had received the March 28 complaint but had not responded yet due to their workload. 

On Monday, theAccording to the complaint, several Advance Voting ballot scanners far exceed"First, election records reveal that ballot scanners were being reprogrammed with new flashcards at various and wide-ranging ballot counts," according to the complaint. "There appears to be no correlation between the number of ballots scanned and replacing the flashcards. Certainly not anything consistent with the ballot count approaching the stated [5,000-count] threshold.

"Second, Fulton County's records negate that the flashcard storage capacity is 5,000 ballot images. There are several Advance Voting ballot scanners that far exceed the given benchmark, the largest of which scanned 7,206 ballots. Ironically, the largest 'Total Scanned' number of 7,206 was amassed by a ballot scanner after being reprogrammed, purportedly because it neared capacity.

"Third, if capacity was the sincere concern which precipitated the flashcard replacement, why is it that after the cards were replaced, they were allowed to scan much larger numbers than those they replaced ...?"

On Monday, the Georgia State Election Board told Just the News that it had received the March 28 complaint but had not responded yet due to its workload.

What Do You Think?

"I never ceased to be amazed at just how contemptuous Kemp and Raffensperger are of Georgia voters when it is perfectly obvious why they are keeping this information quiet until after the May 24th primary." David Farrar

 

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp confronted on election integrity at Fulton County GOP event

"I had nothing to do with the consent decree," Kemp said.

Click here to see the video.

by Madeleine Hubbard | Just the News | April 10, 2022

Gov. Brian Kemp (R-Ga.) was confronted over the weekend about election integrity during a Fulton County GOP event. He responded by saying he was not responsible for Georgia's consent decree, which some Republicans claim abolished signature verification and allowed for voter fraud in the state.

"I had nothing to do with the consent decree," said Kemp, whose reelection bid faces a challenge in the Georgia Republican primary by former Sen. David Perdue, who has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump.

"Kemp allowed himself to be bullied into a disastrous consent decree that effectively abolished signature verification and allowed massive voter fraud to occur throughout Georgia," Trump said in his endorsement of Perdue.

"I was secretary of state for nine years," Kemp said. "I know how the process works. I didn't have anything to do with the consent decree, so anybody who says I did just show the proof of where my name is on that. Okay?"

Either Kemp or Perdue is likely to face off this fall against Democrat Stacey Abrams, who lost to the current governor by more than 50,000 votes in 2018.

"I know there's a lot of people that lie to people about what my powers are," Kemp said over the weekend. "I mean, I'm the governor. I'm not a dictator.

"I can tell you every single day serving as your governor, I have done exactly what I said I would do when I put my hand on the Bible and said I will follow the laws and the constitution of this state [and] the Constitution of the United States." 

The governor went on to direct the audience member elsewhere for answers.

"All the issues that you're talking about, you need to talk to the secretary of state about that," he said.

"You'll go back and remember all the people that are out here saying all these things," Kemp noted. 

"Where were they over the last decade when I was fighting Stacey Abrams?" he went on asking rhetorical questions, such as, "Where were they when I sued the Obama Justice Department to make sure that we have [a] citizenship check when you register to vote in Georgia?" 

Kemp said, "Now, they're trying to blame me for something that I have no constitutional authority to do."

Kemp blamed any problems with election drop boxes on the state election board. 

"The consent decree was done with the lawyer for the Georgia Republican Party signing off on it, not me, the governor, so if you want to know what the truth is about the election, you should first learn what the laws in the constitution say," he said.

The Associated Press claimed after the 2020 election: "There is nothing in the consent decree that prevents Georgia election clerks from scrutinizing signatures. The legal settlement signed in March addresses accusations about a lack of statewide standards for judging signatures on absentee ballot envelopes."

Kemp scolded another audience member during the meeting Saturday.

"Telling something is not a question," he said. "That's your opinion, and you're wrong.

How They Did It — True the Vote's Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips on The Charlie Kirk Show. They talk about Gov. Kemp fighting their efforts to uncover election fraud beginning at the 49:50 minute mark.

 

According to the Georgia Secretary of State's website, Joe Biden was declared the winner over former President Trump by less than 13,000 votes in 2020. 

State officials, including many in Republican-run states, have said they have found no evidence of widespread fraud in the November 2020 election that could have altered the outcome. However, several states have acknowledged serious irregularities or unlawful changes to election rules occurred in 2020.

For instance, Wisconsin's Supreme Court has ruled election regulators unlawfully allowed tens of thousands of absentee voters to skip voter ID checks by claiming they were "indefinitely confined" by the pandemic without suffering from a disability. Wisconsin's legislative audit bureau found numerous other rule changes were made that were not approved by the state legislature.

In Arizona, an audit called into question more than 50,000 ballots cast in the November 2020 election.

In Georgia, state election officials uncovered widespread mismanagement in vote-counting in Fulton County, the state's largest. They have begun a process to have the state-run future elections in the locality, which includes the city of Atlanta.

What Do You Think?

"As luck would have it, I was at a meeting this past Saturday morning where David Perdue spoke. He spoke for about 30 minutes, 15 minutes of which were taken up covering Kemp's utter failure to call the General Assembly back into emergency session to directly and transparently address the sworn testimony of non-Republican poll-watchers claiming the election was rigged in several counties. Mr. Perdue stated failing to address this issue head-on will only help Stacy Abrams in November.

Mr. Perdue also stated both his and Trump's elections were 'stolen,' citing a lawsuit he has filed seeking to examine thousands of ballots in Fulton County. The judge in that case recently ordered SoS Raffensperger not to destroy the ballots in Fulton County.
 
Mr. Perdue stated, as governor, he would support an independent third-party process to address all election fraud allegations.
 
Mr. Perdue promised that as governor he would work to ensure that biologicals males did not compete against biological females in any of Georgia's state institutions.
 
But Mr. Perdue saved the best to last. Gov. Kemp wants to return a couple of hundred bucks to Georgia taxpayers this year, but as governor, Mr. Perdue would do away with individual income taxes altogether.

Mr. Perdue further observed that Gov. Kemp has lowered gas prices by reducing the state gas tax. But did we know that that will end a few days after the Georgia primary on May 24th?
 

Mr. Perdue's presentation was followed by a question and answering period, after which he was met with a heartfelt round of applause." David Farrar

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Ballot Drop-off Videos (Georgia 2020)

"THE MOST SECURE ELECTION IN HISTORY"

Here’s a woman stuffing the ballot box in broad daylight in Gwinnett County, Georgia, in the November 2020 election."

realLizUSA Twitter

"This is what stuffing the ballot box looks like"

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"These are felony election law violations caught on camera

And law enforcement is doing nothing about it."

realLizUSA Twitter

 

VoterGA Update:

 

Garland Favorito

After rigging the defeat of SB 89, some senators responded dishonestly to constituent inquiries about the failure to pass legislation to make ballot images public records and improve ballot chain of custody.  On Saturday’s Election Integrity Update, VoterGA’s Garland Favorito responded to these excuses, reviewed his letter to Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, and answered questions on the legislative session.  He also provided an update on VoterGA’s litigation.

Garland and I reviewed upcoming election integrity events, including the debut of the movie Rigged at the Northwest VoterGA headquarters in Ringgold on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.  The Middle Georgia Election Integrity Summit will be held in Macon on April 30th.  Register today; the early bird registration period will be ending soon.  The South Georgia Election Integrity Conference will be held in Valdosta on May 9th, and registration is now open.  We encourage you to bring friends and neighbors interested in making a difference by getting involved locally.

Promote Election Transparency (PET) is a member of the Georgia Election Integrity Coalition.  PET’s co-chair Suzanne Tanner shared their efforts to hold our state elected officials accountable through their “Six Critical Questions,” all related to election integrity and transparency.  Before you vote, check out PET’s Candidate Interview Results and see how elected officials on your ballot responded!

Georgia Election Integrity Coalition member and Cobb County GOP Chairwoman Salleigh Grubbs is heading up a multi-partisan effort to get 2022 candidates to sign a petition that calls for statewide emergency paper ballot procedures with current optical scanners for in-person voting. The Coalition wants to deliver the petition to the Georgia Board of Elections today.  Click here to download the petition.  Ask candidates you are supporting to sign it and return it to Salleigh at salgrubbs@gmail.com.

As a member of the Georgia Election Integrity Coalition, the Constitution Party of Georgia is assisting with efforts to increase the number of poll watchers during this year’s elections.  County Coordinators who work with elections officials and schedule poll watchers are key to the success of these efforts. Call Angie Allison at (404) 994-3586 if you're interested or want more information.

I also updated the Wolf Alert System, our effort to protect election integrity by quickly notifying constituents when their elected officials fail to do their duty.  Thanks to supporters quickly rallying to this effort, we were able to deploy the system near the end of the legislative session. We expect to use it year-round – especially at the local level.  We have raised 80% of the funds to make this happen.  Please chip in today to fully fund this effort to advance election integrity if you are able.

Use the link below to view the April 16th Election Integrity Update if you missed it or want to share it with friends and family." Garland Favorito

Meeting Recording Link:  CP-GA Election Integrity Update 4/16/2022
Access Passcode:  z6wGjc$0

What Do You Think?

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Judge: 2020 Election Records in Key Georgia County Must Be Preserved Indefinitely

A Fulton County election worker removes absentee ballots for the U.S. Senate runoff elections from envelopes at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga., on Jan. 5, 2021. (Elijah Nouvelage)

by Jack Phillips | The Epoch Times | April 8, 2022

 

A Georgia judge ordered that Fulton County must preserve its 2020 election records indefinitely until further notice, handing a victory to a GOP gubernatorial candidate.
 
“The court finds it appropriate to include an additional layer of security by ordering that the records and information … are maintained by the Clerk of Court indefinitely until further order of this Court,” wrote Judge Robert McBurney, of the Superior Court of Fulton County, on Thursday.
 
McBurney further wrote that the clerk of the Superior Court of Fulton County “is the current custodian of those records; she is statutorily obligated to maintain the records for at least two years (a period which extends to November 2022, if not beyond).”
 
The lawsuit ( pdf) was filed by former Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.), who lost a 2021 runoff election and is currently running as a Republican for governor in Georgia, late last year. Perdue had alleged that there were thousands of “unlawfully marked” mail-in ballots that were counted in Fulton County, which is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area.
 
“You can’t look forward without learning from the past; that’s what I’ve been saying since November,” Perdue said in a December 2021 interview. “Look, I’m not trying to relitigate the 2020 election, but what I am trying to do is find the people who broke the law and bring them to justice. That’s why I went to court in November. That’s why I’m going to court now.”
 
According to Perdue’s lawsuit, which doesn’t contest the election, he is seeking to inspect about 147,000 absentee ballots in Fulton County during the 2020 contest. The complaint was filed several days after he launched his gubernatorial campaign, running against Gov. Brian Kemp in the Republican primary.
 
“David Perdue wants to use his position and legal standing to shine a light on what he knows were serious violations of Georgia law in the Fulton absentee ballot tabulation,” said Perdue’s attorney, Bob Cheeley.
 
Perdue also told local outlets that, in contrast to Kemp, he wouldn’t have certified the 2020 election. A spokesperson for Kemp’s office criticized Perdue after filing the lawsuit in late December.
 
“David Perdue is so concerned about election fraud that he waited a year to file a lawsuit that conveniently coincided with his disastrous campaign launch,” Kemp spokesperson Cody Hall told Fox5 late last year. “Keep in mind that lawsuit after lawsuit regarding the 2020 election was dismissed in part because Perdue declined to be listed as a plaintiff.”
 
During the Jan. 5, 2021, runoff election, Perdue lost to now-Sen. Jon Ossof (D-Ga.). Fellow former Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) was defeated by now-Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) during the same runoff, giving Democrats a slim 50-50 majority in the Senate.
 
The Epoch Times has contacted Fulton County for comment.
 
When Perdue’s suit was filed, Fulton County Board of Commission Chairman Robb Pitts told the candidate and former senator to “stay the hell out” of Fulton County’s election system
 
“Put up or shut up. They’ve gone to court, a number of courts rejected [their claims],” Pitts told Fox. “Leave Fulton County alone. Stay the hell out of our politics.”

What Do You Think?

"I think as soon as the movies "2000Mules" and "Rigged" come out later this spring, the evidence will be so clear Gov. Kemp and SoS Raffensperger will have to concede Georgia's 2020/2021 elections were not entirely as free and accurate as they had once proclaimed." David Farrar  

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Georgia’s Corrupt Governor Kemp and Lt. Gov. Duncan Block Election Integrity Bill

by Joe Hoft | Gateway Pundit | April 7, 2022

Garland Favorito at VoterGA reported moments ago:

A key integrity provision to unseal Georgia election ballots was blocked at the last minute on Sine Die by Gov. Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan. Duncan prevented the Senate from confirming House changes to SB89 which included language to unseal Georgia election ballots and improve ballot chain of custody procedures. SB89 language would have allowed counterfeit ballots to be detected and electronic votes to be verified.  Those provisions are essential to deter fraud in upcoming elections.

Legislators made ballot images public records in 2021 but a year-long, statewide VoterGA analysis found it impossible to use them to verify the 2020 election results. VoterGA produced a 15-point analysis that revealed electronic tampering in over 500,000 ballot images prior to certification. Another VoterGA study determined well over a million ballots across 70 counties were lost or destroyed despite federal and state retention laws. Experts previously concluded in court that all of the nearly 5 million images stored have an inadequate resolution to authenticate the corresponding ballots. Counterfeit ballots were discovered in the Nov. 2020 Fulton County hand count audit by four senior poll managers and two audit monitors.

See VoterGA Press Release "Kemp, Duncan Block Key Election Integrity Bill to Unseal Ballots."

These people are purely corrupt and against the people of Georgia.   They can’t be gone soon enough.  They label themselves Republicans.

Kemp certified the 2020 Election despite a plethora of issues embedded in the election results.  Now there is information about ballot mules dropping illegal ballots in drop boxes inserted in the state.  After watching the below, why would anyone try to prevent better chain of custody regulations in the state?

What Do You Think?

See 'Game Over,' Dinesh D'Souza's just-released trailer covering ballet trafficking in Georgia's 2020 election 

"While there was significant bipartisan criticism of SB89/HB1464, there is no higher responsibility of elected officials than to provide meaningful independent verifications of the sovereign voice of Georgians once they have spoken.

"Here's the bottom line; as Garland Favorito points out, Georgia's new Election Integrity law does not allow counterfeit ballots to be detected and electronic votes to be verified. Those provisions are essential to deter fraud in upcoming elections." David Farrar

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DEMOCRATS IMPLICATED — Georgia Ballot Traffickers Were Using Democrat Offices...

...as Stopping Points During Ballot Drop Runs

by Jim Hoft | The Gateway Pundit  |  April 4, 2022

In late January, film producer Dinesh D’Souza released the trailer for his upcoming movie 2000 Mules.”

True the Vote has been working with Dinesh D’Souza to create this bombshell movie that uses footage and tracking data they obtained of ballot boxes in key states across America used to steal the election in 2020.

100 Percent Fed Up added this on the investigation in January —

Using commercially available geo-tracking cell phone data, True the Vote was able to take footage from dropboxes across America in key states like Georgia and others to track over 2,000 ‘mules” wearing gloves and disguises to stuff ballot boxes. 

In early January, The Gateway Pundit reported to our readers that our organization agreed to hand over exclusive video from a major battleground state to 'True The Vote' for their ballot trafficking investigation in the 2020 election.

The Gateway Pundit shared never before seen ballot dropbox surveillance video, 24 Terabytes of footage, with the election integrity group in their ongoing investigation.

Special thanks to Patty McMurray at 100 Percent Fed Up for her assistance in this agreement.

The investigation is ongoing. The movie is set for a spring release.

That brings us to today.

On Sunday, Turning Point USA Founder and President Charlie Kirk was in St. Louis and joined Joe Hoft from The Gateway Pundit and Real Talk 93.3 to discuss the 2020 election and related topics.

During the interview, Charlie Kirk says he spent time with Dinesh D’Souza, the producer of “2000 Mules.” Charlie then dropped this bomb.

Charlie Kirk: You have the surveillance video that Dinesh is using in his upcoming movie where people are coming out of the car with piles of ballots. Illegal. You cannot do that in Georgia. Stuffing them into ballot boxes funded by Mark Zuckerberg… Coming night after night after night, the same guys. They’re wearing latex gloves on camera. After they put the ballots in the dropboxes, they take off the latex gloves because they don’t want fingerprints on the ballots, and they take pictures of every ballot. And you’ll see this video footage. I had a six-hour meeting with Dinesh D’Souza, and I saw all the evidence for myself. I was really skeptical at first and we dove into it. And I was blown away at how the sophisticated technology they used to be able to track these people using cellphone technology because your cellphone is letting off a ping every 3 to 5 seconds. You can go buy those pings off of certain geographic areas… They saw that some of these mules would visit these dropboxes every night. And then go to Stacey Abrams’ headquarters and then go back to the dropboxes.

** Joe Hoft’s video interview with Charlie Kirk is here.

This is a huge development that implicates the Democrat Party directly and Stacey Abrams in particular in the ballot trafficking operations in Georgia. The Gateway Pundit shared never before seen ballot dropbox surveillance video, 24 Terabytes of footage, with the election integrity group in their ongoing investigation.

We later confirmed from a second source that a second Democrat office in Georgia was also used as a stop for the dozens of ballot traffickers in the state.

Later this afternoon, we reached out to 'True The Vote'  founder and president Catherine Engelbrecht, spearheading this investigation.  Catherine told us,

“We cannot confirm anything about organization names right now by advice of counsel.  But we can confirm that two of the addresses were among a data set of those we reviewed.” 

Catherine also said there are a number of investigations taking place right now.

The pieces are starting to fall into place.

God willing, the truth will be exposed to the American people.

God willing.

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Lawmakers revive much of Georgia elections bill on last day of session

Credit: Miguel Martinez for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

by Mark Niesse | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | April 4, 2022

 

Bill seeks election investigations and ballot disclosure

Georgia legislators restored key pieces of an elections bill Monday morning, expanding GBI fraud enforcement and unsealing paper ballots for public inspection. 

The House Election Integrity Committee voted along party lines to advance the bill on the last day of this year’s legislative session, the latest changes to election laws sought by the General Assembly’s Republican majority.

The new 11-page bill gives the GBI authority to investigate potential infractions if they could have put the outcome of an election in doubt. It also allows the public to review ballots for themselves after elections are certified.

The legislation, Senate Bill 89, arrived after a state Senate panel had removed every controversial elections proposal from a different bill last week, leaving only a provision requiring companies to give workers up to two hours off to vote either during early voting or on election day. The time-off allowance is also part of SB 89.

The bill stems from complaints about the 2020 election, when Republican Donald Trump lost to Democrat Joe Biden by about 12,000 votes in Georgia. Election officials have repeatedly recountedinvestigated and upheld the results.

“Hopefully, these chain of custody provisions and GBI involvement and inspection of the ballots give the people confidence that we’re having elections that are run well, secure and transparent,” said Election Integrity Chairman Stan Gunter, a Republican from Blairsville.

Credit: robert.andres@ajc.com

Opponents of the bill said it will create new burdens on strained poll workers during this year’s elections.

“We’re coming up with a whole lot of requirements for them, but nobody wants to give them any money to either hire extra people or make sure everything runs smoothly,” said state Rep. Rhonda Burnough, a Democrat from Riverdale.

Many ideas that were included in prior versions of elections bills haven’t resurfaced.

Gone are strict ballot handling rules described by election officials as security theater in a committee, but keeping some requirements that ballots be stored in sealed or locked containers with chain-of-custody forms.

The legislation also excludes additional restrictions on nonprofit election funding, a requirement for “meaningful” access for poll watchers, a felony charge for threatening violence against poll workers, and a reduction in the number of required voting machines at election day polling places.

This year’s elections bill focuses on election oversight after the General Assembly passed a sweeping measure last year that put more regulations on absentee voting. The law limited ballot drop boxes, added absentee voter ID requirements, and allowed state takeovers of county election offices.

Voting rights organizations most strongly object to empowering the GBI to launch fraud investigations, skipping the step in the process where the secretary of state’s office investigates allegations of irregularities. Next year’s proposed state budget includes nearly $580,000 for four GBI positions to investigate election complaints.

“This year’s rushed process looks likely to cost Georgia taxpayers $580,000 a year, which will be spent chasing conspiracy theories if anything and everything that creates ‘doubt’ about our elections is suddenly up for investigation,” said Aunna Dennis, executive director for Common Cause Georgia, a government accountability organization.

State Rep. Alan Powell, a Republican from Hartwell, said the bill improves election security and ballot-handling procedures.

“We can start seeing some assurance and some confidence in the public that no matter where you are, whether it’s Hart County or Fulton County or Franklin County or DeKalb County, that elections are going to be on the up and up,“ said state Rep. Alan Powell, a Republican from Hartwell.

Before SB 89 was rewritten Monday morning, an earlier version of the bill that passed the state Senate last year would have created a state government position to identify and assist low-performing county election offices. The revised bill no longer contains that language.

Lawmakers will next decide which proposals to move through the legislative process.

Both the new SB 89 and the measure approved in a Senate committee last week, House Bill 1464, are pending in the House and Senate. The General Assembly will try to agree on a final version of the bill before this year’s legislative session ends today.

Please return to AJC.com for updates.

SB 89-LC47 1869S

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT

1   To amend Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to
2   primaries and elections generally, so as to provide for the qualifications of members of
3   performance review boards; to provide for ballots and ballot labels to be securely stored in
4   locked or sealed containers; to provide for the securing of unused security paper; to provide
5   for rules and regulations; to provide for construction; to provide for time off for employees
6   to vote; to revise provisions related to the retention and preservation of ballots and other
7   election documents; to remove provisions for keeping such ballots and documents under seal;
8   to provide for document inspection upon certification of election results; to amend Article
9   1 of Chapter 3 of Title 35 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general
10  provisions regarding the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, so as to provide the Georgia
11  Bureau of Investigation with original jurisdiction to investigate election fraud and election
12  crimes; to provide the Georgia Bureau of Investigation with subpoena power to further such
13  investigations; to provide for penalty; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective
14  date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.  Click here to continue.

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Dismissing Voter Fraud As A Non-issue Is Getting Harder

by John F. Di Leo | Illinois Review | March 30, 2022

Depending on who you ask, voter fraud is dismissed as something that never happened, or used to happen but doesn’t happen anymore, or happens, but not in numbers significant enough to change an election, so who cares?

I’ve always been particularly irritated by that last one, having had two good friends – members of a state legislature and a county board – win or lose elections by a single vote over the years (Penny Pullen was the Illinois State Rep, and the late Donald Conn was the Ogle County Board Member).

Personally, I’ve always known that voter fraud is real.  One day, about 35 years ago now, a friend and I helped out in the city of Chicago, serving as Republican election judges in one of two polling places located in a northside nursing home. Our precinct was relatively clean, consisting of the professionals who lived in the neighboring apartment buildings. The precinct voting across the hall, however, constituted the almost uniformly incapacitated residents of the nursing home. Over the course of the day, seeing their election judges holding their hands for them and casting their votes without instruction or even awareness, it became evident that these poor residents had no idea where they were or for whom they were voting.

We learned on that day without a doubt what cynics have always suspected of the big city Democrat party machines: that the Party views interest groups as votes to be harvested twice a year, nothing more, nothing less. From welfare to business licenses, from garbage collection to snow removal, the singular focus of these local bureaucracies is on the election day that enables their corrupt world.

But even those who believe it of Chicago, doubt it elsewhere.  People all over the country chuckle and say “Well, that’s not a problem here; we’re not in Chicago.”

That assumption is rapidly becoming downright laughable.

Take two recent examples that have received minimal attention outside of conservative media:

John Lott’s Research:

John R. Lott is a highly respected scholar and author.  His 1998 bestseller, More Guns, Less Crime,” settled the question of whether gun control or gun ownership contributes to safer streets. He has recently turned his scientific mind toward the issue of voter fraud, studying it from a different point of view than most.

Mr. Lott’s peer-reviewed research, to be published in Public Choice, studies the 2020 General Election by statistically comparing neighboring precincts in neighboring counties, predominantly looking at the critical swing states of Pennsylvania and Georgia.

One might assume, with Republicans motivated and confident with President Trump’s successful presidency, and Democrats demoralized and uninspired with an elderly and likely senile sacrificial lamb at the top of their ticket, that Republican turnout would be strong and Democrat turnout would be sluggish.

Mr. Lott’s research of Republican-majority and Democrat-majority counties largely showed that very difference in voter enthusiasm and turnout, with an interesting exception: the vote totals indicate that Democrat turnout increased to match Republican enthusiasm only in the Democrat-majority counties where voter fraud has been reasonably alleged.

Mr. Lott points out that the precincts he studied – in six key swing states – are neighboring precincts along county lines, generally identical demographically except for that invisible county border down the middle of the street. The only significant difference between them is whether normal Republican city and county officials run their election apparatus, or if that apparatus is controlled by a suspect Democrat machine.

His research indicates some 255,000 extra votes in just the areas he studied.   

And when you expand that to the entire country?  This is a pattern of fraud worthy of all the attention that Republicans have always said it merits.

Nursing Home Fraud

As I learned some 35 years ago in Chicago, there is something irresistible to the machine politician about the very singular situation of nursing homes.

Such residents are usually dependent on a distant family or even more distant government for their bills, and are therefore vulnerable to the administration and staff for everything from getting fed and bathed to getting medical care.  Worse yet, a high percentage (in some homes, approaching 100%) suffer greatly diminished mental acuity, and can easily be taken advantage of, financially or otherwise.

Worse yet, these homes are so highly regulated, a corrupt regulator has immense power over them. Readers of a certain age will remember the backstory around Juanita Broaddrick’s horrifying encounter with a certain Arkansas attorney general who went all the way to the White House.  Mrs. Broaddrick was a nursing home administrator in 1978, and the state attorney general controlled licensing for such businesses, so he knew she wouldn’t dare to prosecute.

Local city and county governments often have even more power over nursing homes; they can not only deny or yank licenses, shutting them down, they could also deny garbage and snow removal services, cut a deal with the unions to stage a strike, even turn off water or power… just to make their point.

Nursing homes are not inclined to refuse a request by the powers that be, knowing how much could be jeopardized by saying No.

A bigger problem, painful though it is for those not yet jaded enough by a lifetime of watching the news, is the fact that many who work for these nursing homes may not need to be coerced to participate in voter fraud. For generations, children have been told by their politicians, their schoolteachers, their pastors, and their pop culture heroes, that Republicans are mean, racist, or anti-woman, the party of the rich.  Raised to believe such lies, it should be no surprise that some of them will grow up to believe they are doing the ethical thing by helping to steal votes in the noble effort of defeating such villains.

The one bright side in all this is that it has become so widespread and so blatant that it can no longer be hidden.

Wisconsin: Beginning last fall with Racine County Sheriff’s detailed allegations in his own southeast Wisconsin county, the state’s special counsel on voter fraud, former state supreme court justice Michael Gableman, investigated ninety nursing homes across the state, and reported a shocking pattern of voter fraud by administrators ordering mail-in ballots on behalf of often-incompetent residents and completing them “on their behalf,” in complete violation of state law, and with the full complicity of the state’s corrupt Democrat-majority Wisconsin Election Commission.

Texas: Almost immediately after the election, in November of 2020, a Texas social worker named Kelly Reagan Brunner was charged with 134 felony counts of taking advantage of elderly and developmentally disabled people, ordering ballots on their behalf and allegedly forging signatures and casting their votes, despite many of them having been formally determined by courts as mentally incapacitated.

Michigan: Just last month, Trenae Myesha Rainey and Nancy Williams, nursing home workers in suburban Detroit, were convicted for forging dozens of absentee voter applications for the unaware and mentally-incapacitated patients in their care.

Similar stories are surfacing in state after state, as people gradually awaken to this long-hidden crime.

Cognizant of this growing problem, the American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU) has been pushing a Senior Citizens Voting Bill of Rights, in an information packet warning nursing home administrators not to enable or commit such crimes against the people in their care, and their hotlines have turned up countless tips all across the country, which are finally in the process of being investigated.

There are dozens of distinct types of voter fraud.  Could any one of them be sufficient to change an election? Sure, but it’s doubtful. Taken together, however… counting the use of old registrations of real voters who have moved away or died, and counting the many corrupt political operatives who round-table mailed-in ballots in the basement, and counting the millions of non-citizens who vote, and counting this explosion of nursing home corruption… not to mention the dozens of other methods of fraud practiced all over the country… it is undeniable that even the highest voter fraud estimates, often dismissed by the press, must be considered possible after all.

It's extremely difficult to find all the voter fraud, and harder still to prosecute and convict for it all. 

But it’s easy to prevent it.  Just a few simple measures would stop the vast majority of voter fraud across the country.

It is telling, then, isn’t it, that the Democratic Party is so obstinate, insisting that voter fraud is minimal, but fighting tooth and nail against any of the simple measures that might prevent it.

This alone should tell us all we need to know, not only about how real it is, but also about how dependent the Democratic Party really is on these illegal votes to push them over the top and keep up the pretense of being a nationally popular party.

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True The Vote finds 7 percent of mail ballots were trafficked…

by Kane

True the Vote found 7 percent of mail ballots were trafficked…

Happened in multiple swing states…

Trafficked ballots dumped at drop boxes… 

 

 Wisconsin fraud…

 

 

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Jovan Hutton Pulitzer Requests Full Review of AZ Voter Rolls, ERIC Program

Cemetery Voters/Political Dictionary

by  Wendi Strauch Mahoney | UncoverDC | March 25, 2022
 

Jovan Hutton Pulitzer says he would like to see subpoenaed information from the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) in Arizona from Maricopa County. The March 19 letter to Attorney General Mark Brnovich is a detailed 15-page request for information and reconciliation of the database that Pulitzer says has been difficult and perplexing on several fronts. He contends that “Maricopa County might not even be accepting the reports from ERIC, which the state pays for, and ignoring the identification of dead voters that should be immediately removed from the voter rolls.”
 
The ERIC database is set up to reconcile data that include new voters, dead voters, and voters who have moved out of state with the State of Arizona voter rolls. Such information will be critical to understanding better what happened in the County during the 2020 General Election and help rectify voter rolls for future elections.

According to Pulitzer, the ERIC program in the state is not only understaffed, but the staff does not have the necessary data and technology expertise to sift through and fully utilize the ERIC database. He also says it is not fully apparent just how secure the system is—an important metric given ERIC manages “incredibly private voter registration files” with highly sensitive information like social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, and other personal information.

Arizona joined ERIC in 2017, the 22nd state to do so. When the Secretary of State announced the move to participate, the press release stated:

“[I]t is estimated that 1 in 8 records in the country needs to be updated. ERIC compares official data provided by participating states as well as U.S. Postal Service addresses and Social Security death records to identify out-of-date records because they have moved, changed their names, or died. The results data is then shared with member states allowing election officials to update their voter registration rolls.” 

ERIC has provided list maintenance data to its members since 2013. Arizona is required to provide ERIC with voter information every 60 days. Pulitzer says there is evidence that is not taking place.

Arizona Joins ERIC/ERIC 2017 report.

For example, Pulitzer has found evidence to suggest:

“Between July 2021 and September 2021, the State of Arizona's new voter registration system data was cross-checked with the Social Security Administration data sets, and egregious mismanagement and maladministration of the Arizona Voter Rolls was discovered. Fifty-eight percent (58%) of the voter records investigated came back as NO MATCH with the Social Security Administration as being a real SSN or individual.

If such invalid and/or illegal records were identified and provided to Maricopa County election officials, then such officials and representatives blatantly ignored the warnings, data, and information provided. We have to wonder if this information, when passed along to the Secretary of State in Arizona, is just simply ignored or just mishandled.”

Non-Matches/Arizona/JHP/Brnovich P. 2

During the Maricopa County forensic audit, Pulitzer says he found voter rolls “both compromised and woefully lacking.” The ERIC system should have addressed this issue, and instead, Pulitzer fears that it is more like an “activist” designed system, “funded by the Pew Center and the Soros Open society.” As a result, Pulitzer believes there was widespread “mishandling of this ‘information of bad voter files’ that may have significantly changed the outcome of the 2020 General Election in Maricopa County, Arizona.”

Pulitzer says that voter data can easily be manipulated and/or used to effectively populate a “slush fund” that can be tapped during elections to inject votes as needed. In other words, he says, the data can be “used to ‘cast votes illegally for those not legally present to vote.'” This information can be used as a ‘voter slush fund’ or a ‘fungible voter asset’ if nefarious parties know exactly where to “discover” such obscure assets. He shows how he tracked “dormant and reactivatable assets” for the Maricopa forensic audit.

Jovan Hutton Pulitzer/March 22 Letter

A slush fund would be a significant changer in the outcome of an election, particularly when the election is won with such a narrow margin as it was in Arizona in 2020. According to the Navarro Volume 111 2020 Election Capstone Report, approximately 254,772 illegal votes were counted in 2020, leaving Biden with an extremely narrow “victory” margin of 10,457 votes.

So, says Pulitzer, reactivating voters in various categories can result in an election with a “selected winner,” not a “duly elected winner.” Pulitzer’s factual data shows that significant numbers of voters were reactivated in Maricopa County for the 2020 election, resulting in an “amount equal to 17 times the margin of victory in the 2020 General Election.”

JHP Letter to Brnovich/P. 5/Facts

The gallery provided below is pages 6 through 15 in the letter showing Pulitzer’s request for highly specific items from the State of Arizona. Those requests include but are not limited to details on voters, both active and inactive, all data transfers to ERIC, whether ERIC notified Arizona about duplicates and bad records from the start, whether Arizona is complying with the 60-day updates to ERIC on voter files, and whether the files in ERIC are materially different from the files from the State of Arizona. How flagged files are handled, how illegal voters are managed, how file mismatches are handled, whether deceased voters continue to be on the rolls after they are flagged. Other voter roll maintenance issues are also requested in the letter. Notably, Pulitzer suggests that the State of Arizona “has not accepted ERIC dead voter data set information as a part of their regular maintenance program.”

The requested subpoena for data looks to clarify what was egregiously muddied and/or indecipherable when Pulitzer attempted to make sense of the way the County’s database and ERIC match up.

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New report: 255,000 ‘excess votes’ for Biden in six key 2020 states

by Paul Bedard | Washington Examiner | March 29, 2022

A new deep dive into discrepancies in the ballot counts of six key battleground states in the 2020 election has turned up more than 250,000 “excess votes” for President Joe Biden, and maybe far more.

The key point in the upcoming peer-reviewed study for the journal Public Choice by economist and noted gun expert John Lott Jr. is that the excess voting may challenge — or explain — Biden’s margin of victory over former President Donald Trump in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

In his report, on the Public Choice website but still awaiting final approval, Lott said that there were 255,000 excess votes and possibly as many as 368,000 for Biden in the key states.

And in a review of his statistical study he provided to RealClearPolitics, he said that “Biden only carried these states — Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — by a total of 313,253 votes. Excluding Michigan, the gap was 159,065.”

Lott, who runs the Crime Prevention Research Center, said that his report was not meant to overturn the 2020 election but to reinforce the need for changes to voter identification, absentee voting, and provisional ballots.

“The point of this work isn’t to contest the 2020 election, but to point out that we have a real problem that needs to be dealt with. Americans must have confidence in future elections,” he wrote.

In the study, Lott reviewed voter registration rolls, actual in-person vote counts, absentee voting, and provisional ballots in counties where fraud has been alleged or suggested. He compared those counts to neighboring counties, arguing that the percentages should be similar.

What he found were major differences, raising questions of fraud.

He found unexplained votes, vast differences in absentee voting, and other problems such as bloated voter lists and felons illegally voting.

“In Fulton County, Georgia, 2,423 voters were not listed on the state’s records as registered, and 2,560 felons voted even though they had not completed their sentences,” Lott said in the report.

He concluded, “The voter turnout rate data provide stronger evidence of significant excess Biden votes in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The estimates imply that the counties wherein vote fraud was alleged returned between 142,000 and 368,000 excess Biden votes. While the findings reported here are dramatic, they may be underestimates because the voter turnout estimates do not account for ballots cast for the opposing candidate that are lost, destroyed, or replaced with ballots filled out for the other candidate. While it would involve a lot more work, it would be possible to apply the precinct level tests to compare turnout rates in adjacent precincts across all the counties where fraud was alleged."

The findings are likely to continue fueling questions raised by Trump supporters and the former president himself that an election they saw going their way on election night turned against them after midnight.

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DEVASTATING! President Trump Lays Out the Voter Fraud in Georgia from 2020 Election during Commerce

by Jim Hoft | Gateway Pundit | March 27, 2022

President Trump spoke yesterday in Commerce, Georgia to a crowd of thousands.

This event was part of Trump's 'Save America Rally' around the United States where several current Trump-endorsed  Republican candidates spoke. 

105,000 people were watching RSBN Rumble live before Trump even hit the stage…

That number grew to 175,000 when Trump took the stage!

President Trump spelled out the numerous ways Democrats with the help of RINO Republicans stole the 2020 election in the state of Georgia. 

This was devastating!

 

The Gateway Pundit has reported extensively on the election fraud in Georgia in 2020.

Auditor Bryan Geels Identified Nearly 100,000 Ballots in Georgia that Were Invalid – Raffensperger Blew It Off, Misrepresented the Data, and Certified the 2020 Election Anyways

 

There's More…

VoterGa.org Present Investigation of 2020 Georgia Election – Reveal Massive Fraud and Tampering with Ballots and Voting Machines in Fulton County – 17,724 Votes with No Ballot Images

And ballot stuffing.

NEW VIDEO: VoterGA Releases Video of Georgia Ballot Trafficker Holding Up His Ballots and Taking a Photo Before Dumping Them in Ballot Dropbox

From the Daily Mail:

Also accompanying Pres. Trump to Commerce, Georgia was U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) greets supporters prior to speaking at the 'Save American Rally'. 

Vernon Jones, a candidate for Georgia's 10th Congressional District, also spoke to rallygoers.

In an interview with a conservative outlet ahead of Trump's visit, Perdue - who lost his Senate seat in 2020 - said both his and Trump's elections were 'stolen,' citing a lawsuit he has filed seeking to examine thousands of ballots in Fulton County.

Georgia Lieutenant Governor Burt Jones speaks ahead of President Trump at the Commerce rally.

Also attending Pres. Trump's 'Save America Rally' was former Representative Doug Jones.

 

From Breitbart News:

Trump said:

"And you remember this: the fake news media said my personality would get us into war. But actually, as it turned out, it was my personality that kept us the hell out of war.

[Cheers]

"And it’s been accurately reported, I was the only president in four decades who did not get America into any new conflicts. Instead, I brought our troops back home from Syria, Iraq, Somalia, and many other places, and would have done it very quickly from Afghanistan, we were all set. And you know, we didn’t lose one soldier in Afghanistan for eighteen months. I spoke to Abdul [Ghani Baradar], the leader of the Taliban. I said, “Abdul, don’t do it, Abdul."

[Laughter]

"And the fake news said, “Oh, he’s speaking to the Taliban!” Who the hell else am I supposed to speak to?"

 

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Georgia election bill rooted in Trump supporters’ complaints about 2020

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by Mark Niesse  | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | March 24, 2022

Few people mention Donald Trump in hearings on Georgia’s latest elections bill, but complaints about his loss in the 2020 election are motivating Republican efforts to rewrite the rules again.

Trump’s supporters repeat his allegations of “fraud,” a need for a “forensic audit,” and criticism of “Zuckerbucks” donations from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to county election offices during the coronavirus pandemic.

Georgia’s elections bill aims to appease them by expanding police investigations, allowing public inspections of paper ballots, and restricting nonprofit contributions.

The proposals focus on perceived flaws in the presidential election, long after recounts and investigations countered politically driven beliefs that Democrat Joe Biden’s victory was illegitimate. Bipartisan election officials have repeatedly upheld the results.

“The Republican Party has lost, and now they’re changing the rules,” the Rev. Paul Little II, pastor at Bibb Mount Zion Baptist Church in Macon, said during a press conference by Black clergy. “It’s absolutely despicable, but it’s not final. It’s not fatal. We will not drop out of the game just because the rules have changed.”

Republican defenders of the measure, House Bill 1464, said the 2020 election exposed weaknesses in Georgia’s voting laws that need to be corrected, even after the General Assembly passed a sweeping measure last year that put more regulations on absentee voting.

The law limited ballot drop boxes, added absentee voter ID requirements, and allowed state takeovers of county election offices.

“This isn’t a rehash of what happened. This is to focus on what needs to happen,” said Senate Ethics Chairman Max Burns, a Republican from Sylvania who will oversee hearings on the bill. “We want to learn from the past, but this is focused on ensuring that elections in 2022 and beyond are secure, valid, and that people have confidence in elections.”

Most of the bill’s proposals spring from complaints by Trump voters who have told their legislators they believe the 2020 election was poorly run and vulnerable to illegal ballots.

After last year’s law largely dealt with the voting process, this year’s legislation focuses on how the government conducts elections.

Credit: Miguel Martinez for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A proposal to increase police powers over elections has drawn the most concern from voting rights advocates, who say greater law enforcement involvement could threaten voters and discourage them from casting a ballot.

The legislation would empower the GBI to independently launch fraud inquiries, skipping the step in the process where the secretary of state’s office investigates allegations of irregularities.

“I’m just concerned that it borders on intimidation of voters with these kinds of tactics,” said Senate Minority Leader Gloria Butler, a Democrat from Stone Mountain.

Supporters of greater GBI authority over election investigations, including House Speaker David Ralston, have said the statewide law enforcement agency would help head off questions about the validity of the election. Next year’s proposed budget includes nearly $580,000 for four GBI positions to investigate election complaints.

After the 2020 election, the GBI assisted the secretary of state’s office in several cases that didn’t find any wrongdoing, investigating allegations of counterfeit ballotsballot collection practices, and signature mismatches.

Georgia’s bill doesn’t go as far as a measure in Florida that created a police force dedicated to pursuing election crimes.

Pamela Reardon, a Republican voter from Cobb County, said the legislation would ease concerns that arose from the presidential election.

“I can make sure that when people are all crazy, I can say, ‘No, we’ve done everything we can do to make this a secure election,’ ” Reardon said after a committee meeting on the bill.

The bill would also make original paper ballots a matter of public record, permitting members of the public to review them for irregularities or to conduct their own recounts. The proposal follows an effort by a group of election skeptics who sought to conduct their own ballot inspection, similar to one done in Maricopa County, Arizona. A judge dismissed their case in the fall.

In addition, the bill would limit outside money for local election offices that had supplemented their taxpayer-funded budgets.

The proposal follows criticisms that $43 million donated for the 2020 election cycle by the Center for Tech and Civic Life, an organization backed by Zuckerberg, disproportionately assisted election operations in large counties that tend to support Democrats. Several Republican-leaning counties also received funding from the Center for Tech and Civic Life.

“We’re creating more red tape and further hamstringing counties and our election workers when all they’ve asked from us is our help and our support,” state Rep. Mariam Paris, a Democrat from Macon, said during a House debate on the bill. “The wants of conspiracy theories are also not a valid motivation to change the rules.”

Any nongovernment funding would have to be reviewed by the State Election Board and then distributed in a “fair and equitable” manner across Georgia, even if the donor wanted the money spent in a specific county or for a designated purpose, such as COVID-19 preparedness.

The bill also would require more paperwork to track ballots, a response to complaints about haphazard ballot handling by county election officials. Trump has accused county election officials in Georgia of violating chain-of-custody procedures.

Other parts of the measure would grant poll watchers “meaningful” access to vote counting, make it a felony to threaten violence against poll workers, reduce the number of required voting machines at election day polling places to account for people who voted early and require employers to give workers time off to vote on election day or during early voting.

The legislation is pending in the state Senate after it passed the state House last week.

“All of the unfunded mandates and new restrictions added by this bill stem from bad actors pushing the false narrative of the ‘big lie’ and a refusal to accept the certified results of the 2020 elections,” Cianti Stewart-Reid, executive director for Fair Fight Action, a voting rights group founded by Democrat Stacey Abrams. said in referring to Trump’s allegations of election fraud.

Georgia omnibus election bill

House Bill 1464 would:

  • Allow the GBI to launch election investigations
  • Open original paper ballots to public inspection
  • Restrict nongovernmental funding to county election offices
  • Require forms and seals after handling ballots
  • Mandate “meaningful access” for poll watchers in polling places and tabulation centers
  • Make it a felony to threaten violence against poll workers and election officials
  • Give workers time off to vote either during early voting or election day
  • Reduce the required number of voting machines on election day to account for people who voted early

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"See VoterGA's take on House Bill 1464 below, entitled: 'There Is Less Than A Week to Fix Georgia's Omnibus Election Integrity Bill.'" David Farrar

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There is less than a week to fix Georgia's omnibus election integrity bill

by Garland Favorito | VoterGa  | March 25, 2022

VoterGA has been busy this week with HB 1464, this session’s omnibus election integrity bill. The bill makes ballots public records and improves their chain of custody.  But it also eliminates non-partisan poll watchers, eliminates the requirement to report the number of ballots cast on Election Day by 10:00 p.m., and removes the ban on private money funding of Georgia’s elections by allowing the State Election Board to distribute the funds.  

VoterGA’s talking points include:

Improvements:

1. Prohibit indirect private funding and complementary resources from interfering with Georgia elections
and retain a ban on private money
(Sec. 1 and 3)
2. Preserve outer envelopes with ballots
(Sec. 16)
3. Ban drop boxes. Current loopholes that have not been closed:
a. Prohibit governor from re-establishing outdoor drop boxes;
b. Mandate equal protection of drop boxes for voters across counties;
c. Prohibit voters from dropping more than one ballot into dropbox;
d. Ensure that the opening is large enough for only one ballot at a time to be deposited.
(Sec. 7)
4. Upgrade ballot security paper to help prevent ballot counterfeiting:
a. Numerical control
b. Currency grade paper
c. Blacklight watermarking
d. Mylar Hologram
e. Micron printing
f. Private voter stubs
(Sec. New)
Strikes:
1. Retain requirement to make known the number of Election Day ballots cast on Election Night
(Sec. 13)
2. Retain non-partisan poll watching for those whose parties have qualified write-in candidates
(Sec. 10)

The Senate Ethics Committee has a public comment hearing scheduled for Monday at 4:00 p.m. in room CLOB 307.

The Georgia Election Integrity Coalition is preparing to cover the polling places in Georgia this year like kudzu! Coalition partners have begun training poll watchers and referring neighbors to serve as poll workers.  There is a great need for county coordinators to oversee poll watchers. If you or someone you know is a good team leader who’s motivated to increase election transparency and available to volunteer during the month of May, please call Angie at (404) 994-3586 or fill out the volunteer form and check the “County Elections Coordinator” box.

Leaders are planning several local Election Integrity Summits around the state.  If you or someone you know lives in middle Georgia and is interested in getting involved in election integrity, then mark your calendar. The next Summit will be held on April 30th at Pine Forest Baptist Church, 1848 Tucker Road in Macon.  Registration details will be announced soon.

We’ll also discuss VoterGA’s Election Integrity Outreach efforts, including a booth at the upcoming Save America Rally in Commerce.  If you’d like to join us Saturday afternoon sharing information on what VoterGA is doing to advance election integrity and get people involved, contact Natalie at natalievoterga@gmail.com.  I’ve been confirmed as a pre-program speaker and expect to be on stage shortly after the rally starts at 4:00 p.m.  We'll discuss these topics and more on this Saturday's Election Integrity Update hosted by the Constitution Party of Georgia.

 

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Donald Trump applauds Arizona Senate president for questioning Maricopa County Board

Trump issued a statement later that day on Fann's tweet and said she is "is asking the exact right question about the corrupt Maricopa County Board of Supervisors."

by Madeleine Hubbard  | Just the News  | March 21, 2022

Former President Donald Trump on Monday applauded Arizona Senate President Karen Fann for questioning why the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has not cooperated with the Arizona attorney general's request for 2020 election documents.

Fann, a Republican whose district covers Yavapai County and portions of Maricopa County, tweeted Monday, "Looks like Maricopa [Board of Supervisors] doesn’t want to comply with AG’s request for documents. What are they hiding now?" She included a photo of a letter from Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Wright requesting the Maricopa board and county recorder to provide documents.

Trump issued a statement later that day on Fann's tweet and said she is "is asking the exact right question about the corrupt Maricopa County Board of Supervisors."

"Based on the already released information regarding the Rigged and Stolen 2020 Presidential Election, including mail-in ballots without signatures and forgeries, as well as the disgusting refusal to turn over documents, now is finally the time for the Arizona Attorney General to issue warrants and take his investigation to the next level," the former president said.

"The supervisors the just won’t release the information—it must really be bad!" Trump wrote. "The American people deserve answers, and there is no time to waste!"

Wright asked the board on March 9 to provide voter registration records, documents and communications on ballot affidavit signatures, and all materials used by Maricopa County in conducting the 2020 general election. She cited two pilot studies showing issues with ballot signatures in the election.

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Georgia Republicans pass additional election security measures

The bill passed the state House Tuesday evening over the objection of state Democrats.

Georgia House of Representatives Chamber

by Sophie Mann  | Just the News | March 16, 2022

House Republicans in Georgia passed a bill late Tuesday that will further, they believe insulate Georgia against election fraud.

House Bill 1464 gives the Georgia Bureau of Investigation the ability to investigate election fraud without a specific invitation from other state or local officials. The bill also creates a detailed chain of custody requirement for ballot handling, and would allow for paper ballot inspections following an election.

The bill passed over the objections of Georgia House Democrats by a margin of 98-73. It will now head to the state Senate for further debate.

Though Georgia Republicans characterize the new legislation as a series of mostly minor changes, some Democrats believe the state GOP will not rest until the 2020 election is overturned.

"These are the consequences of what happens when members of this body allowed and continue to allow lies and conspiracy theories to go unchecked because instead of being honest about the security of our election system, this lie festered. And now it is uncontrollable," Rep. Bee Nguyen (D), who is running for secretary of state, told the Associated Press.

The bill also makes it a felony to threaten violence against poll workers and election officials, reduces the number of voting machines at election-day polling locations to account for those who voted early, and requires employers to grant time off on election day for workers to vote.

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"Rep. Bee Nguyen (D-Dist 89) is partially correct when she says, 'These are the consequences of what happens when members of this body allowed and continue to allow lies and conspiracy theories to go unchecked'.

Any state official except the guilty should have seen the need to promptly hold an independent, forensic audit of the 2020 ballots, both to assuage voters of Georgia elections integrity and to give the Georgia legislature a clear path to reform should any be required. I wonder why it wasn't done?" David Farrar

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Ballot Bombshells: 20 episodes exposing fraud, illegalities and irregularities in 2020 election

Illegal rule changes, ballot harvesting, Iranian voter hack are among the many now-confirmed serious irregularities, putting the lie to the "perfect election" narrative.

by John Solomon | Just the News | March 10, 2022

After the 2020 election ended with Joe Biden declared the winner, the federal cybersecurity agency declared it was a perfectly secure vote. Months later, federal prosecutors admitted two Iranian nationals hacked into a state’s database and stole the identities of 100,000 voters in an effort to influence the election.

Likewise, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers declared it was “outrageous;" to think his state’s 2020 election needed to be investigated. Now, two separate courts have concluded that state election regulators illegally changed rules, allowing tens of thousands to cast ballots in an unlawful manner.

And that probe Evers so stubbornly resisted just provided evidence of fraudulent vote-collecting operations that exploited vulnerable residents in nursing homes.

Georgia’s elections chief similarly expresses confidence to this day in his state’s declaration that Joe Biden won in 2020, but he now admits the state’s largest county ran a vote-counting operation so dysfunctional that the state may take over the county. He also has launched a probe into the potential illegal harvesting of ballots that he says may result in prosecutions.

And Arizona, one of the first states to move to no-excuse mail-in voting years ago, has now begun an urgent effort to return to traditional in-person voting with paper ballots after investigations called into question more than 50,000 ballots cast in November 2020 and tens of thousands more verification signatures.

For more than a year, Democrats and their allies in the corporate media have decried what they call the “Big Lie” that America’s 2020 election was flawed or stolen. But almost weekly now, revelations are emerging that the election was, in fact, marred by illegalities, irregularities and mismanagement like former President Donald Trump has argued, leaving a nation increasingly doubting the reliability of its election system.

recent poll found that 40% of Americans no longer believe in the legitimacy of the winner of either of the last two presidential elections, a stunning number for a country globally held as the gold standard for constitutional republics built on democracy.

"We have a lot of work to do," former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell told Just the News on Wednesday. "And so I never sugarcoat this, because there's substantial voter dissatisfaction with the lack of security of our ballots. And they are very concerned that folks who are voting are folks who are not eligible to vote. And so you can't have a system where illegal ballots negate the casting of legal ballots."

The 2020 election results almost certainly won’t be reversed, no matter how widespread the calls for decertification grow. But the opportunity to take the many failures of the last election seriously to improve Americans’ confidence in voting in the 2022 and 2024 elections looms large, experts told Just the News.

"We need to make sure our voting rolls are clean," Wisconsin State Rep. Janel Brandtjen told Just the News. She oversees the Assembly committee on election integrity and blasted Democratic Gov. Tony Evers for vetoing legislation designed to fix many problems identified in the Dairy State.

"At this point, there is no downside to cheating in Wisconsin, when you have a governor that's shutting down a lot of the things that we've thought in the past as Republicans and Democrats that would make a fair and transparent election," she added.

Here are 20 of the most important revelations uncovered by Just the News over the last 15 months of reporting, complete with substantiating evidence and links"

  1. A Foreign Intrusion. Federal authorities have confirmed that two Iranian nationals successfully hacked into a state computer election system, stole 100,000 voter registrations and used the data to carry out a cyber-intimidation campaign that targeted GOP members of Congress, Trump campaign officials and Democratic voters in the November 2020 election in one of the largest foreign intrusions in U.S. election history. The defendants "were part of a coordinated conspiracy in which Iranian hackers sought to undermine faith and confidence in the U.S. presidential election," U.S. Attorney Damian Williams declared in an indictment.
  2. Alleged Bribery. The former state Supreme Court justice appointed by the Wisconsin Legislature to investigate the 2020 election concluded that millions of dollars in donations to election administrators in five Democrat-heavy municipalities from the Mark Zuckerberg-funded Center for Tech and Civic Life violated state anti-bribery laws and corrupted election practices by turning public election authorities into liberal get-out-the-vote activists. “The Zuckerberg-funded CTCL/ Zuckerberg 5 scheme would prove to be an effective way to accomplish the partisan effort to 'turnout' their desired voters and it was done with the active support of the very people and the governmental institution (WEC) that were supposed to be guarding the Wisconsin elections administrative process from the partisan activities they facilitated,” Justice Michael Gableman wrote.
  3. Illegal ballot harvesting in Wisconsin. Gableman also exposed an extensive vote collection operation, known as ballot harvesting, in nursing homes in which third-party activists illegally collected the ballots of vulnerable residents, some of whom lacked the mental or physical capacity to vote or were forbidden from voting by guardianship agreements. State election regulators “unlawfully directed the municipal clerks not to send out the legally required special voting deputies to nursing homes, resulting in many nursing homes’ registered residents voting at 100% rates and many ineligible residents voting, despite a guardianship order or incapacity,” Gableman wrote in his explosive report.
  4. Ballot harvesting probe in the Peach State. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has announced he has opened a criminal investigation into allegations that liberal activists engaged in illegal ballot harvesting, collecting ballots from voters and delivering them in violation of state law. Raffensperger said he is planning to issue subpoenas to identify a whistleblower who admitted he engaged in the operation, and there could be prosecutions. The True the Vote election integrity group says in a formal state complaint that the man, identified as John Doe, admitted his role and identified nonprofits who funded it at $10 per ballot delivered. The watchdog group also claims it has assembled cell phone location records pinpointing the alleged harvesting by as many as 240 activists.  
  5. Bad voter signatures? A review of Maricopa County's mail-in ballots in Arizona's 2020 presidential election estimated that more than 200,000 ballots with signatures that did not match voter files were counted without being reviewed, more than eight times the number the county acknowledged.
  6. 50,000 Arizona ballots called into question. An extensive audit by Arizona’s Senate officially called into question more than 50,000 ballots cast in the 2020 election, including voters who cast ballots from residences they had left. The tally in question is nearly five times the margin of Joe Biden’s victory in the state.
  7. Illegal ballot drop boxes. A Wisconsin judge has ruled the widespread use of ballot drop boxes in 2020 was unlawful, and the state Supreme Court let that ruling stand. That means drop boxes can’t be used in future elections starting in April. It also means that tens of thousands of ballots in the 2020 election were cast unlawfully.
  8. Foreign voters found on Texas rolls. An audit of Texas voter rolls identified nearly 12,000 noncitizens suspected of illegally registering to vote and nearly 600 cases in which ballots may have been cast in the name of a dead resident or by a voter who may also have voted in another state. Officials are now in the process of removing the foreign voters and deciding whether prosecutions are warranted.
  9. Foreign voters found on Georgia  rolls. An audit by Georgia’s Secretary of State has identified more than 2,000 suspected foreigners who tried to register to vote in the state, though none reached the point of casting ballots. Raffensperger says prosecutions may be forthcoming.
  10. Unconstitutional mail-in voting. The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has concluded the state law that opened the door to no-excuse mail-in voting in 2020 was unconstitutional and that mail-in voting can only be enacted by a constitutional amendment. “A constitutional amendment must be presented to the people and adopted into our fundamental law before legislation authorizing no-excuse mail-in voting can be placed upon our statute books,” the court ruled. About 2.5 million voted by mail in Pennsylvania in 2020, votes now called into question by the ruling.
  11. More noncitizen voters. The Gableman investigation in Wisconsin also found noncitizens had made it onto the state voters rolls in violation of state law. The Wisconsin Election Commission failed “to record non-citizens in the WisVote voter database, thereby permitting non-citizens to vote, even though Wisconsin law requires citizenship to vote — all in violation of the Help America Vote Act,” the investigator wrote.
  12. Ballot chain of custody issues. The Georgia Secretary of State's office has opened an investigation into the handling of drop box ballots last November in one of the state's Democratic strongholds following a media report that there were problems with chain of custody documentation in DeKalb County.
  13. Fulton County irregularities. Georgia’s handpicked election monitor for Fulton County, the state’s largest voting district, documented two dozen pages of mismanagement and irregularities during vote counting in Atlanta in November 2020, including double-scanning of ballots, insecure transport of ballots and violations of voter privacy. The revelations prompted the state to take steps to possibly put Fulton County in receivership, empowering state officials to run the elections. Most of Fulton County's election officials have left their jobs.
  14. Errant vote counting. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp referred the audited November 2020 election results in Fulton County to the State Election Board after multiple reviews found three dozen significant problems with absentee ballot counting, including duplicate tallies, math errors and transposed data. Kemp’s referral calls into question hundreds of ballots in the official count.
  15. Dirty voter rolls. Michigan’s official state auditor has found that Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson failed to adhere to state election law by properly updating and reconciling Michigan’s qualified voter roll. This oversight, according to the audit, increased the risk of ineligible voters casting ballots.
  16. Illegal exemptions from voter ID. The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled as many as 200,000 voters were allowed to illegally skip voter ID for absentee ballots by claiming they were indefinitely confined by COVID when there was no such legal authority to do so. Biden beat Trump by about 20,000 votes in the state.
  17. Uneven enforcement of election laws. The Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau identified more than 30 problems with the administration of elections in 2020, including unlawful orders and uneven enforcement of the law and urged  lawmakers to make sweeping improvements.
  18. More illegal harvesting. In Arizona, a half dozen people have already been indicted on charges of illegal harvesting in a probe by Attorney General Mark Brnovich that shows signs of expanding. It comes after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Democrats' arguments and concluded Arizona’s ban on harvesting was constitutional.
  19. Voter fraud in MichiganMichigan charged three women in connection with voter fraud schemes, including efforts to cast ballots on behalf of non-consenting nursing home residents.
  20. Still more nursing home fraud. In Wisconsin, Racine County Sheriff  Christopher Schmaling announced his investigators have secured evidence that eight out of 42 residents at a local nursing home had been recorded as casting absentee ballots that their families said was not possible because the residents didn't possess the cognitive ability to vote.

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VoterGA Press Conference

 

This conference was compelling watching. There is no doubt that the election was fraudulent. These methods were used in multiple states by a small number of operatives to subvert the elections & disenfranchise the American people.
The question is will the American people demand accountability and the changes that will secure our voting systems. 

 

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Georgia elections chief vows to 'follow the money' in harvesting probe, prosecute if warranted

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger says the next step is to get State Elections Board to issue a subpoena targeting a whistleblower who claims he was paid to illegally collect ballots.

by John Solomon | Just the News | March 1, 2022

Georgia's election chief is vowing a full-scale investigation into allegations Democrats may have illegally harvested ballots in the 2020 election, saying his team is preparing subpoenas to "follow the money" and bring prosecutions if warranted.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger sought to dispel whispers in conservative circles that he is slow-walking the probe he announced in January, explaining to Just the News that the only delays are related to administrative changes on the State Elections Board. That panel possesses the power to issue subpoenas Raffensperger says his investigators need to solve the case.

"Right now we're waiting for the State Election Board to pick their new chair so that we can ask for a subpoena," he told the "Just the News" television show Tuesday night on Real America's Voice.

Raffensperger says his investigative team wants to use the subpoena to secure the identity of a John Doe witness/whistleblower who told the election watchdog group True the Vote last year that he was paid thousands of dollars to collect third-party ballots during Georgia's November 2020 general election and Jan. 5, 2021 runoff election that gave Democrats control of the U.S. Senate.

Georgia law expressly prohibits third parties from collecting absentee ballots, a practice known as harvesting that Raffensperger helped to explicitly outlaw in 2019.

"We outlawed ballot harvesting as soon as I took office," Raffensperger said. "We think that's a serious violation of state law. The only person that should touch your ballot ever is you, the voter, or the election official when they receive your absentee ballot.

"So we're going to do a thorough investigation, but we need to get a subpoena for the fella who this John Doe is. Was he paid? How much was he paid? And then who paid him. And we're going to follow the money, and we're gonna get to the bottom of it. And we're gonna prosecute this if we find that there's substance to it."

Raffensperger's comments were his most detailed to date about the probe, which was prompted by a criminal complaint filed by True the Vote and its founder Catherine Engelbrecht on Nov. 30.

The group said in the complaint, obtained by Just the News, that it had assembled evidence that scores of activists worked with nonprofit groups to collect and deliver thousands of absentee ballots, often during wee-hour operations, to temporary voting drop boxes distributed around the state during the pandemic.

The group informed the secretary its evidence included video footage from surveillance cameras placed by counties outside the drop boxes as well as geolocation data for the cell phones of more than 200 activists seen on the tapes purportedly showing the dates and times of ballot drop-offs, according to the complaint.

Georgia law strictly prohibits third-party activists from picking up and delivering ballots on behalf of voters, a tactic called "harvesting" that liberal organizers have tried to get legalized in many battleground states without success. The U.S. Supreme Court this summer rejected Democrat efforts to overturn an Arizona law that outlawed harvesting in the battleground state.

Raffensperger's comments came the same day a former Supreme Court Justice in Wisconsin reported to the state legislature his investigation of the 2020 election found widespread evidence of irregularities, including third parties casting absentee ballots on behalf of disabled nursing home residents unable to make voting decisions on their own.,

Mike Gableman said the problems he uncovered are serious enough to warrant lawmakers to consider taking the symbolic action of decertifying the final results that declared Joe Biden the winner in Wisconsin.

Arizona this week also announced that a study funded by the state Senate estimates 200,000 or more absentee ballots cast in that state in November 2020 had signatures that did not match the voter's registration.

Raffensperger also confirmed another election integrity issue in his state first reported Monday by Just the News: More than 2,200 non-citizen foreigners tried to register in Georgia and got to provisional status on the voter rolls. While none voted, the secretary said the efforts show why Georgia needs to amend its Constitution to outlaw noncitizen voting rather than leave it simply banned by a state law that could be changed one day.

"I believe only American citizens should vote in our elections," he said. "And that's why I want a constitutional amendment. State law precludes it, but the Constitution is unclear. And we need a constitutional amendment."

As for the foreigners who tried to register, Raffensperger said: "We're gonna investigate. They didn't vote, but they got on the voter roll. We want to find out why. And then we're going to prosecute."

For the second time in 2022, Raffensperger also addressed the conversation he had in late 2020 with Donald Trump in which the president asked him to investigate what turned out to be unproven allegations of voter fraud in the state. He explicitly refused to say Trump broke any laws while making the request.

"I'm an engineer. I'm not a lawyer. So I'll let the lawyers answer that one," he said. "I just wanted to make sure that President Trump understood that we checked, and continue to, checked and looked at them, every single allegation that was made. And there just weren't the votes to find. They said there were 10,315 dead people. At that time, we had found two, and then we found two more. They said there are 6,600 underage voters. There weren't any of that. So every allegation that was made, we checked it out."

 

 

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"If Mr. Raffensperger thought the last election was held fairly and accurately, he should authorize an independent forensic audit team to verify his findings." David Farrar

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Did You Know Green Bay's Election Was Run by Michael Spitzer Rubenstein From A Hotel Room?

The Wisconsin Special Report says: Democrats cheated in the 2020 election!

by Emerald Robinson | Emerald Robinson's The Right Way | March 4, 2022

There are so many newsworthy details contained in the just-released Wisconsin Special Counsel Report on the 2020 Election that it’s hard to know where to begin. Every American citizen should read this report because it explains how the election was stolen by Democrats. That alone makes it worthwhile.

Let’s start with this story:

The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) learned that all machines in Green Bay were ESS machines and were connected to a secret, hidden Wi-Fi access point at the Grand Hyatt hotel, which was the location used by the City of Green Bay on the day of the 2020 Presidential election. The OSC discovered the Wi-Fi, machines, and ballots were controlled by a single individual who was not a government employee but an agent of a special interest group operating in Wisconsin.

Wow. So one guy hidden at the Grand Hyatt Hotel controlled Green Bay’s election from his room? What is that guy’s name? According to the report: his name is Michael Spitzer Rubenstein. Why was a lawyer from Brooklyn in control of an election in Wisconsin?

That’s a good question. Let’s begin, though, with an explanation of why it’s been so hard to get any good questions answered at all. Just take a look at your calendar: it’s March 2022. The retired Wisconsin Supreme Court judge who conducted this Special Counsel investigation would remind all of us, first, that we’re talking about companies that are hiding their tracks.

The OSC began a comprehensive investigation of voting machines in Wisconsin.
As part of that investigation, subpoenas were sent to Dominion, ESS, and Command
Central, LLC, a Dominion reseller and servicer. The information sought included
information about who, when, where, and what updates the machines were provided.
The OSC learned that one machine company representative stated that the voting machines were “wiped” during updates, meaning they did not retain federally required voter data.
It was discovered that Command Central, LLC, received images of cast ballots on election night using the internet. Command Central is alleged to be holding actual ballots cast on election night at its offices in Minnesota in violation of Wisconsin law.

The OSC was not able to complete this portion of its investigation, however.

Let’s also remember that the voting machine companies have refused to comply with investigations authorized by the state officials of Wisconsin even though the state officials of Wisconsin hired them in the first place as third-party vendors.

As of the date of this Report, the voting machine companies have refused to comply with the OSC’s legislative subpoenas, and have provided no data. The OSC considers this investigation incomplete but ongoing.
The OSC also sought information about the machines in Wisconsin used on election night from the clerks. The clerks either did not possess the data sought by the OSC or refused to provide it, with Green Bay and Madison insinuating that providing secure voting machine data to the OSC would somehow compromise election integrity. In other words, these cities claim that it is impossible to verify the integrity of the voting machines because doing that would jeopardize the integrity of both the machines and future elections.
So let’s return to the Brooklyn attorney in the hotel room running Green Bay’s election. How was that possible? How did he manage to do it?
One of the functions of Mr. Spitzer Rubenstein’s service as “on-site contact” was to coordinate with the contractor staff at the Hyatt Regency and KI Convention Center to set up wireless networks for Election Day operations. At Mr. Spitzer Rubenstein’s instruction, there were three WiFi networks available. One was the general conference facility public network that would be available to members of the press and others. That network was password-protected, but the password was widely available. A second password-protected WiFi network was created for Central Count staff. Mr. Spitzer Rubenstein also directed that a third WiFi network be established, but that network was to be hidden and it was not to be password-protected. Spitzer Rubenstein also ensured that “both networks reach[ed] [his] hotel room on the 8th floor” (App. 262-266). On election day, Spitzer Rubenstein had access to ballots and determined which ones would be counted or not counted.

Our elections can be hijacked because the electronic voting machines are hooked up to the internet. You know: the simple truth that your elected officials keep insisting is not true — and which is now indisputably true. This brings us to the next truth: your elected officials are lying to you and they’re probably lying to you because the only way they got elected was by using corrupt voting systems. There’s another blockbuster development mentioned in the report as well. The retired Wisconsin judge got his hands on some interesting evidence.

The OSC’s investigation discovered the use of a ballot tracking and harvesting application in Wisconsin. An extensive amount of time and effort went into this portion of the investigation. The OSC became attuned to the possibility of an application when reviewing email exchanges between the Zuckerberg 5 and third parties. This involved tracking applications in Georgia and Pennsylvania.
The OSC discovered ballot tracking programs in both Georgia and Pennsylvania. The OSC was able to locate and identify the developer of both programs in those States. The OSC obtained the source code for the Pennsylvania application. Ultimately, that data and source code would not prove to be helpful to discovering information about the Wisconsin application.

The Democrats now have a very big problem: massive election fraud in 2020 is no longer a “conspiracy theory” — it’s a fact described in great detail in an official report conducted by the state officials of Wisconsin.

It’s official: they cheated.

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Dominion Executive Eric Coomer Cuffed and Arrested in Colorado

Video Appears to Show He Drove Truck into Bar, Fled the Scene and Lied to Police

by Jim Hoft | Gateway Pundit | March 2, 2022

Eric Coomer is the former Director of Security and Product Strategy for Dominion Voting Systems. After the 2020 election debacle, where votes in at least five states had very suspicious results while running Dominion computer systems, center-right journalists made common-sense observations that the results appeared rigged. One journalist, who had infiltrated a conference call filled with Antifa-sympathizing callers, remembered that on the call “Eric from Dominion” was going to ensure that Trump did not win re-election.

The mainstream media has spent a year bullying and suppressing the thousands of eyewitnesses, filed affidavits, investigations, and proceedings meant to uncover the big fraud.

Coomer is the Plaintiff, and a variety of center-right media outlets, including the Gateway Pundit and separately Gateway Pundit Publisher Jim Hoft, are Defendants.

Eric Coomer was arrested in September 2021 after it appears through police bodycam footage that he crashed his truck into a bar, fled the scene, and lied to police.

His arrest was caught on police bodycam footage at around 2 PM in the afternoon on September 21, 2021.

Eric Coomer decided to sue 15 organizations and people for defamation in his home state of Colorado. He claims to have been defamed by center-right journalists allegedly saying he was tied to Antifa, and that he helped rig the election against Trump.

Eric Coomer originally told the police he was not driving.

Then when the officer asked him what happened Coomer appeared to lie about hitting the bar while driving his truck.
The police then told him a witness said “a guy in blue plaid got out of the truck and came here.”

Then the police cuffed Eric Coomer and arrested him.

The video was released on Monday by Joseph Camp.

Body Cam Footage of Eric Coomer Being Arrested In Salida Colorado and Lies To Police.

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"...remembered, on that call “Eric from Dominion” was going to ensure that Trump did not win re-election." David Farrar

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Arizona Senate study finds 200k ballots counted in 2020 with mismatched signatures

The estimate is more than eight times the number of mismatches acknowledged by the county.

by Natalia Mittelstadt | Just the News | February 28, 2022

study of Maricopa County's mail ballots in Arizona's 2020 presidential election estimates that more than 200,000 ballots with mismatched signatures were counted without being reviewed, or "cured" — more than eight times the 25,000 signature mismatches requiring curing acknowledged by the county.

Commissioned by the Arizona State Senate, the signature verification pilot study was conducted by Shiva Ayyadurai's Election Systems Integrity Institute, which released its final report to the public on Tuesday. Ayyadurai is an engineer and entrepreneur with four degrees from MIT who bills himself as the inventor of email, a claim which critics have alleged is exaggerated. 

Of the 1,911,918 early voting mail ballots that Maricopa County received and counted in the 2020 presidential election, the county reported that 25,000, or 1.3%, had signature mismatches that required curing, but only 587 (2.3%) of those were confirmed mismatched signatures.

Under Maricopa County election rules, a reviewer first compares a signature on an envelope with the signature on file for the voter, which takes about 4-30 seconds. If the signature does not appear to match, the ballot is cured, which takes three or more minutes and includes attempts to contact the voter to determine whether or not the signature is a match.

In the signature verification study, three expert forensic document examiners and three novices reviewed 499 images of early voting mail ballot envelopes to determine if the signatures on them matched with the signatures on file. All the reviewers agreed that 60 of the 499 envelopes, or 12% were signature mismatches.

The pilot study extrapolated from the sample that more than 204,430 ballots should have been cured, and 5,277 should have been rejected. 

"We want to be humble about this," Ayyadurai said in a virtual presentation of the study. "While the study is compelling, an expanded study is warranted to confirm the findings of this study."

Meanwhile, at CPAC on Saturday, an unbridled Donald Trump demanded Congressional investigation of alleged collusion between Big Tech and the Democrats to effectively rig the outcome of the 2020 election. Addressing an audience of zealous supporters in sometimes raw language, the former president decried social media censorship of news harmful to Joe Biden during the 2020 campaign and vast private donations to effectively convert public election offices into Democrat voter turnout engines in carefully targeted swing state districts.

"A Republican Congress should launch a select committee ... to get to the bottom of Big Tech’s 2020 interference," said Trump. "Let's find out who made the decision to censor the Joe and Hunter Biden corruption bombshell, which the pollsters said amounted to about 15 points, the largest illegal campaign contribution in American history.

"And let's do a full forensic audit of the $417 million given by [Facebook co-founder] Mark Zuckerberg, who used to come to the White House and kiss my ass, that they spend to take over local election offices in key Democrat counties. And I believe you're going to be hearing a lot of it.

"You know, if you're a person that wants to make a [campaign] contribution, you’re allowed to give less than $6,000. Otherwise, they put you in jail. He gave $417 million. What the hell is going on? What are we doing? $6,000 and you go to jail, $417 million spread all over the place. It's something that obviously is going to have to be looked at. It is so horrible what's happening to our country.

"We need a full accounting of all of the illegitimate turnout efforts, illegal drop boxes, and ballot harvesting that's taken place. You know, we had drop boxes 97% for Joe Biden. Because he campaigned so hard from his basement ...

"We need fair elections. You need those borders, you need those elections. The world is already waiting to see the explosive information out of Georgia where True The Vote, incredible people, has uncovered a massive illegal ballot harvesting scheme with over 2,000 ballot stuffers or, as they call them, mules. They call them mules. These are ballot stuffers ... Ballots in Georgia and other swing states were trafficked and sold on an unprecedented scale ... It was just incredible what took place that we have it on tape, it's all on tape, and it's coming out over the next three weeks."

Authorities, including some in GOP-run states, have reported not finding evidence of widespread election-altering voter fraud in the November 2020 election. However, several states have acknowledged serious irregularities or unlawful changes to election rules did occur in 2020.

For instance, Wisconsin's Supreme Court has ruled election regulators unlawfully allowed tens of thousands of absentee voters to skip voter ID checks by claiming they were "indefinitely confined" by the pandemic without suffering from a disability. And Wisconsin's legislative audit bureau found numerous other rule changes were made that were not approved by the state legislature.

In Arizona, an audit called into question more than 50,000 ballots cast in the November 2020 election, while in Georgia, state election officials have uncovered such widespread mismanagement in vote-counting in Fulton County that they have begun a process to have the state-run future elections in the locality that includes the city of Atlanta.

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"It looks like the only way Georgians are going to obtain a forensic audit of the 2020 elections is by electing Trump-supporting candidates in the 2022 midterms." David Farrar

 

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Georgia election official on Trump's enemies list takes his case to MAGA media

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger discusses his new book, "Integrity Counts," during an interview on Oct. 28, 2021, in Atlanta. | Ron Harris/AP Photo

by Zach Montellaro | Politico | February 24, 2022

In recent months, Georgia’s chief elections officer has stacked up appearances on conservative radio and other media — taking lumps over his break with Donald Trump to rebuild his standing in the GOP ahead of his 2022 campaign.

Lately, Brad Raffensperger has been omnipresent in the conservative press, ranging far into the MAGA territory where he’s been taking hits for months. The secretary of state has gone on Fox News, local talk platforms, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s Newsmax show, and the radio program hosted by John Fredericks, Trump’s two-time Virginia campaign chair and the self-declared “Godzilla of Truth.”

Press access is nothing new for the talkative Raffensperger — but a lot is riding on his conservative media tour.

Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference in Atlanta on Nov. 30, 2020. | Brynn Anderson/AP Photo

Trump branded Raffensperger as an enemy for rebuffing his asks to overturn the results of the 2020 election and later endorsed a challenger in May’s GOP primary, costing Raffensperger support among a swath of Republicans. While Raffensperger isn’t flip-flopping on Trump, he needs to reingratiate himself with the base that may be more open to his support for voter ID laws and other GOP election policies ahead of Georgia’s primaries, where he’ll need majority support to win renomination.

“They’re inviting me to come on, and so that’s all it takes,” Raffensperger told POLITICO about his recent spate of conservative media appearances. “I always believe in sitting down with anyone that wants to ask questions. And so they’re finally asking questions, so I’m finally sitting down with them.”

In January alone, Raffensperger appeared at least twice on Fox News’ dayside cable TV programs and sat for interviews on Guy Benson and Brian Kilmeade’s Fox News radio shows. He did an extended podcast interview with John Solomon, the onetime writer at The Hill whose columns played a role in Trump’s impeachment. The secretary of state weighed in on a debate about having a “Hormel chili cheese keg” at a Super Bowl party (he’s firmly pro-keg) on the morning drive-time show for “Atlanta’s only conservative news and talk station.”

“Raffensperger knows that he can’t win this without the support of those Trump supporters. Even if he gets a few of them — enough of them — he thinks he can win,” said Scott “Rhino” Rheinhold, one of the co-hosts of The Morning Xtra, the morning show on the Atlanta talk radio station.

“And the only way to do it is to be on conservative radio and hope that he comes off as somebody who is following the state’s constitution, doing his job,” Rheinhold continued, noting the challenge of doing that when Raffensperger is facing a Trump-endorsed candidate.

Besides more MAGA-oriented shows, Raffensperger has also hit more friendly conservative confines like the podcast from The Dispatch, the outlet created by former staffers of The Weekly Standard who are routinely critical of Trump. And he also has regular appearances in the mainstream press, recently carving out time for an interview on Atlanta’s NPR affiliate and scoring a coveted national TV spot on a Sunday show on CBS’s Face the Nation in January, among others.

But whichever medium he’s in, Raffensperger is not backing down from his actions during and after the 2020 election.

He regularly defends his office and the security of Georgia’s elections from right-wing conspiracy theories, saying the reason Trump lost the election was that that was the voters’ will, not because of baseless allegations of fraud.

“Our side is grieving, and we’re shocked,” he said during an affable conversation with Solomon, in which he detailed allegations of fraud that his office chased down. “But what really happened in Georgia is 28,000 Georgians skipped the presidential ballot, and yet they voted down-ballot. And in Republican congressional areas, Republican members of Congress got 33,000 more votes than President Trump. And that’s really what happened in Georgia.”

That oft-repeated explanation has done little to placate some furious callers on the shows, who have phoned in to vent at Raffensperger. The election official has stayed measured while batting their complaints aside.

“It was misinformation of the highest order, and I’m sorry that people misled you. But it was them that misled you, not our office,” he told one caller on Fredericks’ show, who brought up the infamous “suitcase full of ballots” conspiracy.

(He repeated a variation of both these explanations during his interview with POLITICO.)

Even still, Raffensperger appears not to want to relitigate a well over a year old election. Instead, he tries to focus on a series of planks with more unanimity among conservatives, even those who are still furious with the secretary.

In interview after interview, he focused on a handful of ideas likely popular with Republicans: prohibiting non-citizen voting (which is already illegal under Georgia law), expanding photo ID laws, promoting Georgia’s ban on third parties collecting and returning voters’ absentee ballots, and criticizing President Joe Biden and other Democrats for their since-failed push for their federal voting rights legislation.

Chester County election workers process mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 general election at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. | Matt Slocum/AP Photo 

Raffensperger said he thought those topics would resonate with Republican primary voters. “They’re looking for election integrity, election security,” he said. “They’re looking for guardrails, and I believe in guardrails — that we need to have accessibility with security.”

Rheinhold, the Atlanta radio host, was skeptical that Raffensperger would win back enough hardcore Trump supporters who tune in to his show.

“No, I don’t think he’s going to be successful at all” at winning them back, he said. “They don’t trust him at all. Every day I get tweets and direct messages from listeners and Trump conservatives that bash him and say horrible things about him.”

Indeed, Raffensperger’s falling-out with Trump — who endorsed him for secretary of state in 2018 — has shaped his 2022 race, especially the Republican primary.

Trump has already deeply involved himself in Georgia. He backed Rep. Jody Hice’s primary challenge to Raffensperger almost a year ago. Also, He threw his support behind former Sen. David Perdue’s primary challenge to GOP Gov. Brian Kemp, whom he also blames for his election loss.

Hice has run a campaign predicated on his support for Trump’s falsehoods about the 2020 election, and he is currently on an “Election Integrity Fly Around Tour” across the state. His campaign declined an interview request on Wednesday, citing a busy schedule with the tour.

Trump hosted a September 2021 rally with Hice and other endorsed candidates. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently reported that Trump is expected to host another rally for his endorsed candidates ahead of the late May primary.

Meanwhile, a late-January Quinnipiac poll of Georgia registered voters found Raffensperger’s job approval rating at 36 percent, with 38 percent disapproving. Democrats viewed him slightly more positively than not, and he was popular among independents, with 42 percent approving and 30 percent disapproving. Among GOP voters, the Republican secretary of state’s numbers were actually worse than his overall totals: 33 percent approve, 44 percent disapprove.

Raffensperger’s primary will be a significant test of Trump’s grip over the Republican electorate, on par with just about any other election in the country where the former president has targeted someone he has deemed an enemy within his own party. Yet the secretary’s supporters argue that they see signs of the former president’s stranglehold slipping.

“I do think with a significant percentage of the voting constituency in a primary … [Trump’s endorsement] continues to have weight,” said former state Rep. Brett Harrell, a longtime Georgia politician who supports Raffensperger. “[But] I am hearing more and more people gradually move on to the next election, and what the future holds.”

“So I believe that some of that support is beginning to moderate,” he continued. “Now whether it’ll be enough for a May primary? I don’t know.”

The recent Quinnipiac poll bears that out to a degree. (The poll did not run a ballot test for the secretary of state race.) fifty percent of likely Republican primary voters said that Trump’s endorsement made no difference on who they’d back in a GOP primary, while 44 percent said they’d be more likely to vote for Trump’s pick and 5 percent said it made them less likely.

Regardless of who emerges from the Republican primary, Democrats are running hard for the seat. Democrats working on the secretary of state races constantly name Georgia as one of their top targets in 2022 — especially if Hice wins the GOP nomination as part of a wave of Trump-inspired candidates running for election administration positions across the country.

Democrats have a handful of candidates vying for their nomination. State Rep. Bee Nguyen is considered the likely frontrunner at this point.

Raffensperger and his supporters point to the likely hyper-competitive general election atmosphere as an argument for why he should be renominated by Republicans, citing in part his unusual popularity from Democrats and independents.

For his part, Raffensperger called his opponents “totally unelectable” and said Republicans risked squandering the midterms with infighting.

“President Biden is giving us an opportunity for a once in a lifetime layup shot, that we can really run the score up in the November 2022 election,” he told POLITICO. “If we keep on looking in the rearview mirror, if we keep on fighting internally, we will not have the victory that I think Americans deserve. We’re going to hurt ourselves, and that’s why we need to unify.”

“There are so many people that are like me; we’re… conservatives. We believe in honesty, we believe in dignity,” he said. “I’m very confident in where I stand. But also, I’m very confident in the goodness of my fellow Georgians.”

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"I think this is just another establishment politician flapping his jaws because he knows he controls the evidence. 

"If Brad Raffensperger or Brian Kemp, for that matter, had thought for one moment the 2020 elections were fair and accurate, they would have been the first to support VoterGA's December 2020 call for an independent, forensic audit of all ballots cast. This was, and is, the best way to remove such conspiracy suspicions and unity Georgia Republicans to face the results of future elections.  As it is, Georgia voters are now forced to face future elections still questioning the integrity of our own Election officials and their results." David Farrar

 

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40,000 election fraud affidavits get served to angry Gov. Kemp staff in Georgia

Meanwhile, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger wants to force all 159 Georgia counties into a “maintenance program” to use the same infamous voting system vendor as 2020!

by Emerald Robinson | The Right Way | February 21, 2022

On Friday, I found myself in Georgia with Mike Lindell as a local group called Georgia Patriots (led by Holly Kelser) showed up to deliver about 40,000 sworn affidavits regarding 2020 election fraud to the office of Governor Brian Kemp. Needless to say, they were not exactly thrilled to see us. This group legally served Governor Kemp with these affidavits, but Governor Kemp was nowhere to be found. Kemp’s Operations Manager finally took custody of the boxes once their legal department showed up. Kemp knew that angry constituents from his own party were showing up that day, so it’s probably no coincidence that Kemp and most of his staff were not in the office. Most of them had disappeared for the day.

Our producers can also confirm that Governor Kemp has CNN playing in his office. Does that sound conservative to you?

Governor Kemp should respond to these affidavits by Friday, February 25th. In addition, Georgia Patriots informed us that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas received a digital copy of all the affidavits served to Governor Kemp — as well as “a legal notice of maladministration.”

The hour is already very late for clean elections in Georgia in 2022. Apparently, Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is trying to force all 159 counties of Georgia into a one-year “maintenance program” to use the same infamous electronic voting system vendor used in the 2020 election. If these counties sign up for this program, they will essentially be trapped into using the same machines again in 2022.

That’s right: Brad Raffensperger is trying to bluff Georgia’s county election officials into using the same electronic voting machines that made the 2020 election such an international scandal!

It’s up to the local counties to decline to use these electronic voting machines — but Raffensperger and his office continue to insist, falsely, that the local counties have no choice in the matter. The counties are being strong-armed into signing right now.

Nine counties are currently declining to sign the “maintenance program.” Will Raffensperger’s plot succeed? Or will the counties recover their autonomy and actually have a clean 2022 election?

We shall soon know.

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Republicans wince at Wisconsin GOP crack-up

Donald Trump’s baseless claims of a rigged election are tearing Wisconsin Republicans apart.

Wisconsin State Rep. Timothy Ramthun, a conspiracy theorist disciplined by Republican leadership over false election claims, listens to Gov. Tony Evers during his State of the State address. | Andy Manis/AP Photo

by David Siders  | Politico | February 20, 2022

 MILWAUKEE — Timothy Ramthun’s entry into Wisconsin’s gubernatorial primary last weekend was the car wreck no one could look away from.

His campaign is built around the preposterous idea the 2020 election could still be overturned — something even sympathetic Republicans here acknowledge is impossible. His campaign website went live, only to be deactivated. His three-hour campaign kickoff featured the appearance of Mike Lindell, the pillow salesperson, and conspiracy theorist.

“It’s Tim time,” Ramthun, a state lawmaker, told supporters while political professionals in Wisconsin cringed.

The problem for the Wisconsin Republican Party is that it isn’t just Ramthun. The entire party has been erupting on a near-daily basis here. In recent weeks, several county parties have called on the state’s longtime Republican Assembly speaker, Robin Vos, to resign, accusing one of Wisconsin’s most reliable conservatives of doing too little to pursue baseless claims the 2020 election was rigged. Other local party leaders are objecting to — or considering ignoring — the state party’s endorsement process in critical midterm elections, arguing it’s exclusionary. And in addition to Ramthun, there’s another gubernatorial candidate, Kevin Nicholson — who is openly warring with the state party, casting its chair as part of a “broken machine.”

Several county parties have called on the state’s longtime Republican Assembly speaker, Robin Vos, to resign. | Andy Manis/AP Photo

It’s an unusual level of dysfunction for a state party that not so long ago was regarded as a model for conservatism nationally. And it may have disastrous implications for the party in the fall of what otherwise looks like a favorable year for Republicans across the electoral map, undercutting fundraising and turnout efforts in the GOP’s bid to reelect Sen. Ron Johnson and to unseat the state’s Democratic governor, Tony Evers.

“We’re going to spend millions of dollars tearing ourselves apart,” said Jack Yuds, chair of the Dodge County GOP, while Evers “is going to be sitting on millions of dollars” to use against the Republican nominee in November.

“I don’t like it,” he said. “We’ve got to focus the group.”

The upheaval in Wisconsin is, in part, a reflection of primary politics that are unusually contentious nearly everywhere this year. And it’s an expression of near-universal anger among rank-and-file Republicans about Donald Trump’s defeat in 2020. But the rancor in Wisconsin is distinct in one important way. Unlike in some other states, such as Georgia and Arizona, activists here are not only repudiating their party’s entrenched elected officials, but the actual party itself.

“People are pissed,” said Terry Brand, the chair of the Republican Party in rural Langlade County.

The signs of discontent are hard to miss. On Saturday, activists wearing heavy coats and fur-lined hats in the freezing cold held signs that read “Decertify Now!” and “Toss Vos” outside a county Republican Party meeting in Waukesha, a GOP stronghold in the suburbs of Milwaukee.

In Iowa County, west of Madison, the local Republican Party’s own social media offerings last week featured a warning that “GOP leaders are making a grave mistake if they continue to refuse to listen to their constituents,” with voters “who either ARE DETERMINED not to vote in upcoming elections (if the situation remains unchanged in terms of fixing the problems that occurred in the 2020 election) or who will not vote for any of the current Republican leadership who refuse to address the people’s concerns about election integrity.”

Kevin Nicholson is openly warring with the state party, casting its chair as part of a “broken machine.” | Scott Bauer, File/AP Photo

And at a Milwaukee County Republican Party caucus over the weekend, Nicholson, a former Democrat and unsuccessful U.S. Senate candidate, derided what he called “the Madison-based political machine that runs the Republican Party and has lost, now, 11 out of 12 statewide general elections.”

The animosity is so pitched that if state party endorsements do go forward, said Bill McCoshen, a Wisconsin-based Republican strategist, “in some ways, it could be the kiss of death because the candidate who wins that [endorsement] could become the establishment candidate or the insider, and that’s what the base is against.”

He said, “In any normal year, winning the party endorsement would be a great thing. … Not here.”

If not for their internal fissures — and perhaps even despite them — Wisconsin Republicans would seem poised to benefit from a national climate that suggests big gains for the GOP. President Joe Biden’s approval ratings — a metric closely tied to a party’s performance in the midterms — have fallen below 42 percent, and even Democrats widely expect to lose the House. At the county GOP gathering in Milwaukee on Saturday, Rep. Bryan Steil (R-Wis.), paraphrasing a conservative Wisconsin radio show host, said, “there’s nothing that draws people to the Republican Party like watching Democrats run the ship.”

The history of midterm elections suggests that’s true. And it’s what Republicans are banking on. Before Steil spoke, Rebecca Kleefisch, the former lieutenant governor who is widely considered the favorite to win the nomination for governor, ripped into Evers’ “terrible” record, chastising the governor and Democrats on issues ranging from inflation and education policy to vaccine mandates and crime.

The history of midterm elections suggests that’s true. And it’s what Republicans are banking on. Before Steil spoke, Rebecca Kleefisch, the former lieutenant governor who is widely considered the favorite to win the nomination for governor, ripped into Evers’ “terrible” record, chastising the governor and Democrats on issues ranging from inflation and education policy to vaccine mandates and crime.

Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch is widely considered the favorite to win the nomination for governor. | Morry Gash, File/AP Photo

On election fraud, which remains a top issue for Republican primary voters, Kleefisch is attempting to walk the same line that many traditional Republicans are — focusing on voting restrictions that can be enacted for future elections, like banning ballot drop boxes, while hedging on what happened in 2020. After agreeing that Biden had won Wisconsin last year, Kleefisch dodged the question in a radio interview last week.

Scott Walker, the former Wisconsin governor who endorsed Kleefisch last week, dismissed fractures within the party as a natural reflection of a competitive primary. After it’s over, he said, “it’s going to be fine” — perhaps even helpful if the possibility that Kleefisch could lose prevents Democrats from spending heavily against her before the primary.

But the state party is not what it was when Walker was governor. Back then, Walker was widely admired by Republicans across the nation, Paul Ryan was House speaker, and Reince Priebus, the former state party chair, ran the national GOP.

For years, culminating with Trump’s upset of Hillary Clinton in the state in 2016, Wisconsin operated as a political hub of the national party. Today — after losing the governorship in 2018, then the presidential race two years later — it has been reduced to a shadow of its former self. Evers, whose public approval slid last year, is a ripe target. But Johnson, the top Republican elected official in Wisconsin, polls even worse, and he is one of the most vulnerable Senate incumbents up for reelection this year.

Republicans are cognizant of the risk to Sen. Ron Johnson in his bid to unseat the state’s Democratic governor. | Toni Sandys-Pool/Getty Images

Republicans are cognizant of the risk to Johnson and Kleefisch — and the possibility that a red wave if it does materialize, could pass Wisconsin by. If even a sliver of Republican voters stay home in the general election — turned off by baseless claims about rigged elections, as they were in the Georgia Senate runoffs last year, or by party infighting — the damage could be costly.

Johnson himself appeared to acknowledge that possibility at a Reagan Day Dinner in Milwaukee on Friday night. Regardless of what happens in the debate over voting rules, he told about 300 activists at a Radisson hotel, “We can’t afford to have anybody sit back and say, ‘Oh, my vote’s not going to count.’” Regardless of what happens in the primaries, he said, “The day after that primary, we’ve got to come together.”

Sitting in the back of a packed ballroom as heavy snow fell outside, Scott Woiak, a conservative who served as a poll watcher in Milwaukee County in 2020, shrugged.

“They always have to say that,” Woiak said. “I don’t know if it can be done.”

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"'We can’t afford to have anybody sit back and say, ‘Oh, my vote’s not going to count.' Sen. Ron Johnson
This is precisely why I have urged Polk County GOP along with the state GOP to call for an independent forensic audit of...'[T]he most fair and honest elections Georgia has ever held' -- Brad Raffensperger.

"What have they got to lose except party unity." David Farrar

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Stacey Abrams, David Perdue call foul on GOP proposal to ban fundraising while Georgia legislature

Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in Atlanta in 2020. (Brynn Anderson/AP)

by Vanessa Williams  | Washington Post | February 15,  2022 

Both the Democrats and Republicans seeking to oust Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) are calling foul on a proposal by GOP lawmakers that would prohibit fundraising while the legislature is in session.

State legislators say the measure is fair only given that current officeholders are prohibited from raising money during the legislative session, but Democrat Stacey Abrams and former senator David Perdue, who is challenging Kemp in the GOP primary, say the proposal unfairly targets their campaigns and gives Kemp an unfair advantage.

Abrams’s team notes that the move came shortly after her campaign announced outraising Kemp in December and January. According to her campaign, she raised a total of $9.2 million in December and January and had $7.2 million on hand. Kemp reported raising $2.5 million during the same period, with a total of $7.4 million between July 2021 and Jan. 31. The governor’s campaign said in a Feb. 1 news release that it had $12.7 million in cash on hand. Perdue, according to media reports, raised $1 million during December and January.
 
In a letter to supporters over the weekend, Abrams noted her fundraising advantage during December and January and said Kemp “fears both our grassroots team and his GOP primary challenger, which is why he and his lieutenants in the legislature developed a cynical ploy to temporarily stop us both from raising funds.” Abrams urged her supporters to donate to her campaign “as soon as possible” in the event the measure passes.
 

The intent of the original law was to avoid the appearance that lawmakers were trading votes for campaign dollars during the sessions, which tend to attract lobbyists and others pushing legislation and funding for their favorite projects.

Republican candidate for Georgia governor and former Sen. David Perdue arrives to speak at a campaign stop on Feb. 2, 2022, in Covington, Ga. (John Bazemore/AP)

“We understand that Brian Kemp is afraid of Donald Trump and afraid of Stacey’s 100,000+ grassroots donors, but the idea that a governor seeking re-election would seek a legislative ban on fundraising by all his opponents is beyond the pale,” Seth Bringman, spokesman for the Abrams campaign, said in an email Tuesday.

As Stacey Abrams enters governor’s race, Georgia becomes a key 2022 battleground  

The General Assembly session began in January and is scheduled to end on April 4. Opponents of the measure are concerned, however, because Kemp has the power to extend the session or call special sessions, further hindering challengers’ ability to fundraise.

The legislation also came after a federal judge’s ruling — in a suit brought by Perdue — limited Kemp’s ability to use money from a special campaign committee approved by the legislature last year that allowed the governor and House and Senate caucuses to raise unlimited donations. Kemp can’t use the money during the Republican primary, but he can continue to raise money via the fund and use it for other races.
 
“Brian Kemp’s response to the Court taking away his corrupt slush fund is to push another Incumbent Protection Act — this one even more brazen and politically motivated,” Perdue’s campaign said in a statement Tuesday. “This attempt by incumbents to shut down their challengers’ ability to raise money is politics at its worst. If 20-year career politician Brian Kemp spent half as much time protecting Georgia’s elections as he does scheming to hold on to his office, we wouldn’t be in this mess.”
 
In a statement, Kemp’s campaign spokesman, Cody Hall, said: “It’s no surprise that David Perdue and Stacey Abrams are joining forces to maintain the blatantly unfair status quo and continue raising money for their campaigns when the Governor is prohibited by law from doing so, solely because he is the incumbent during a legislative session.  
The surprising part is that they are being so open and honest about it.”
 
Asked if Kemp encouraged or assisted lawmakers in drafting the changes to the campaign finance law, Tate Mitchell, the campaign press secretary, responded in an email Tuesday: “The Governor’s floor leaders did not introduce the legislation. If it was passed in the legislature, the Governor would have to sign it to have the force of law, but we don’t comment on pending legislation until the language is final.”
 
Georgia’s gubernatorial race will be one of the most-watched in the nation. Kemp narrowly won the governor’s race in 2018 after a hard-fought campaign with Abrams, who accused him of engaging in voter suppression after he declined to recuse himself from overseeing the election as secretary of state. The election was marred by numerous irregularities in faulty and too few voting machines in some precincts, tens of thousands of voters having their registrations suspended after early voting had already begun, and an unknown number of mail-in and provisional ballots tossed or not counted because of a lack of uniform standards.
 

Abrams acknowledged that Kemp was the “legal” governor of Georgia, but she declined to concede to him. She instead filed a lawsuit and became one of the country’s leading voting rights advocates. Her organization, Fair Fight, has raised more than $100 million since it launched in late 2018. The group gave millions in grants to grass-roots groups working with women, young people, rural communities, LGBTQ groups and people of color around the country during the 2020 elections.

Perdue, who lost his reelection bid in 2020, has emerged as a critic of both Kemp and Abrams, blaming them for President Donald Trump losing Georgia because of unproven claims of massive voter fraud. Trump egged Perdue into launching a primary challenge against Kemp.

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Garland Favorito Addresses HB 333

 

 

Correction: Rather than §12, Page 4, the correct location is §9 Page 8. 

House Bill 333 (COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE)

Section 9 

Said chapter is further amended by revising subsection (b) of Code Section 21-5-33, relating
 to disposition of contributions, as follows:
 
"(b)(1) All contributions received by a candidate or such candidate's campaign committee
 or a public officer holding elective office in excess of those necessary to defray expenses
 pursuant to subsection (a) of this Code section and as determined by such candidate or
 such public officer may only be used as follows:
 (A) As contributions donations to any charitable organization described in 26 U.S.C.
 170(c) as said federal statute exists on March 1, 1986, and which additionally shall
 include educational, eleemosynary, and nonprofit organizations subject to the
 prohibitions contained in paragraph (2) of this subsection;
 (B) Except as otherwise provided in subparagraph (D) of this paragraph, for transferral
 without limitation to any national, state, or local committee of any political party or to
 any candidate;
 (C) For transferral without limitation to persons making such contributions, not to
 exceed the total amount cumulatively contributed by each such transferee;
 (D) For use in future campaigns for only that elective office for which those
 contributions were received. With respect to contributions held on January 1, 1992, or
 received thereafter, in the event the candidate, campaign committee, or public officer
 holding elective office has not designated, prior to receiving contributions to which this
 Code section is applicable, the office for which campaign contributions are received
 thereby, those contributions shall be deemed to have been received for the elective
 office which the candidate held at the time the contributions were received or, if the
 candidate did not then hold elective office, those contributions shall be deemed to have
 been received for that elective office for which that person was a candidate most
 recently following the receipt of such contributions; or
 (E) For repayment of any prior campaign obligations incurred as a candidate; or
 (F) For transfer without limitation to one or more political action committees or
 independent committees.
 Nothing in this Code section shall permit or authorize a candidate to utilize campaign
 funds for the purpose of making gifts, loans, or investments directly to:
 (A) The candidate;
 (B) A member of the candidate's family;
 (C) Any business in which the candidate or a member of the candidate's family has an
 ownership interest;
 (D) The candidate's trust or a trust of a member of the candidate's family; or
 (E) Any nonprofit organization of which the candidate or a member of the candidate's
 family is on the payroll or has a controlling interest.
 (3) Any candidate or public officer holding elective office may provide in the will of
 such candidate or such public officer that the contributions shall be spent in any of the
 authorized manners upon the death of such candidate or such public officer; and, in the
 absence of any such direction in the probated will of such candidate or such public
 officer, the contributions shall be paid to the treasury of the state party with which such
 candidate or such public officer was affiliated in such candidate's or such public officer's
 last election or elective office after the payment of any expenses pursuant to
 subsection (a) of this Code section. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this
 paragraph, the personal representative or executor of the estate shall be allowed to use or
 payout funds in the campaign account in any manner authorized in subparagraphs (A)
 through (E) of paragraph (1) of this subsection."

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Auditor Bryan Geels Identified Nearly 100,000 Ballots in Georgia that Were Invalid –

-- Raffensperger Blew It Off, Misrepresented the Data, and Certified the 2020 Election Anyways

Bryan Geels

by Joe Hoft | Gateway Pundit | February 11, 2022

Bryan Geels identified nearly 100,000 ballots that should not have been included in the 2020 Election in Georgia.  Secretary of State Raffensperger discounted Geels' results certified the election results for Joe Biden with a 10,000 voter margin even though the standard of proof in an election contest in Georgia is doubt.

In the presentation with Garland Favorito at VoterGA on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, a special guest was introduced by the name of Bryan Geels.  The Trump team hired Mr. Geels in Georgia to review the results of the 2020 Election in that state.  The Trump team sued the Georgia Secretary of State, who certified the fraudulent results.

In the case of Trump vs. the Georgia Secretary of state, the Trump team used much of Geels's work included in the documents in the court case.  Mr. Geels shared with Favorito on Wednesday:

My name is Bryan Geels and I was one of the main experts on the Trump v Raffensperger lawsuit, which was the Trump lawsuit that contested the certified results in the 2020 Election in Georgia…[Explains credentials] …I want to remind everyone that the standard of proof in Georgia in an election contest is doubt.  We don’t have to prove fraud although there is plenty of that kind of evidence.  Data analytics itself cannot prove fraud on its own.
My opinion was that after looking at the data published by the Secretary of State on his website that we found enough irregularities and illegalities in the data that it would be impossible for one to truly know who won the election that was decided by less than 12,000 votes and there were 5 million votes counted in this election. So an error rate of 0.0024% would change the outcome.
One of the main tactics that the Secretary of State’s office took to defend itself against the points I raised in my report that was used in the President’s lawsuit is that, what I call the misdirection play. I watched this play out first hand as Secretary Raffensperger hid behind a friendly media disinterested in actually the claims made in the President’s lawsuit during the months that followed the election. I know this because the claims made in my affidavit were and still are public. And there were a bunch of media companies who wrote news articles about my expert testimonty [media listed]. None of these media companies writing investigative pieces called me to ask for context or comment and yet they still used my name in their articles and stated their opinions on the matter without consulting experts on both sides of the issue.

See more details of Geels' results in the video below.  

 

 

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Feds warn against untimely release of Georgia voting machine 'secret report'

by Daniel Chaitin | Washington Examiner | February 11, 2022 

A federal agency is reviewing a so-called secret report on alleged vulnerabilities in Georgia's voting equipment.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, an arm of the Homeland Security Department, is assessing the fresh doubts being cast on the security of Dominion Voting Systems and is asking a judge to hold off on ordering the release of the report authored by Alex Halderman, a computer science professor at the University of Michigan, which could have implications for election technology used in states across the country.

“Such premature disclosure increases the risk that malicious actors may be able to exploit any vulnerabilities and threaten election security," the CISA said in a court filing Thursday.

Halderman, an expert for plaintiffs in a long-running lawsuit seeking to get Georgia to ditch electronic voting machines in favor of hand-marked paper ballots, was granted access to Dominion voting equipment in Fulton County for 12 weeks and produced a 25,000-word "secret report" that has been filed under seal, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"While there is no indication that Georgia’s election computers manufactured by Dominion Voting Systems were hacked in the 2020 election, the lawsuit alleges that the touchscreens are a risk in future elections." Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican official who has vehemently defended the integrity of the 2020 election in the face of fraud claims by former President Donald Trump and his allies, has criticized Halderman and called for the report's release, insisting that media reporting about it are sowing distrust ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. Raffensperger said in a statement last month that the report is "not an objective, academic study by a non-biased actor."

Dominion, which has filed a wave of high-dollar defamation lawsuits over claims of alleged fraud in the 2020 election, also cut at the credibility of Halderman's review in Georgia and voiced support for releasing his findings.

“Security assessments of any system, including voting systems, should always include a holistic approach of all safeguards in place, including procedural and technical safeguards. There is a reason why US voting systems rely on bipartisan election officials, poll-watchers, distributed passwords, access controls, and audit processes. The review conducted in the Curling case did not take this approach," John Poulus, president and CEO of Dominion, said in a statement released by Raffensperger's team. "Dominion supports all efforts to bring real facts and evidence forward to defend the integrity of our machines and the credibility of Georgia’s elections."

Halderman also wrote a report released by the Michigan Department of State arguing that human error led to early tabulation errors in Antrim County, Michigan, in the 2020 election cycle. He acknowledged vulnerabilities in the election technology, but similar to what he said about the 2020 election in Georgia, he stressed that "there is no evidence that any of these problems was ever exploited in Antrim County."

U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg, who is presiding over the Georgia case, allowed the release of the report to the CISA and was asked last week by David Cross, an attorney for the plaintiffs, to release a redacted version of the report within 30 days. “Sending it to CISA for this purpose so that they can basically make the independent decision of how to do that balancing act is appropriate,” Cross said. “The public is entitled to have an understanding of the general matters covered in the report.”

The CISA said in its court filing that any disclosure, even in redacted form, should wait until after the agency and the vendor complete a review and noted it will provide an update to the court within 30 days.

"CISA’s goal is to disclose any confirmed vulnerabilities and associated mitigations to the public in a coordinated way, so the entire cyber ecosystem can benefit while minimizing the risk of harm to election security," the agency said.

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What Does the Corporate Media Mean When They Say ‘There’s No Evidence of Voter Fraud?’

When one candidate “wins” three swing states by fewer than 50,000 votes, with serious problems verifying hundreds of thousands of those votes, that is not evidence of a free and fair election. 

Wearing gloves, a King County elections worker collects ballots from a dropbox in the Washington state primary earlier this month. Many states have considered expanding vote-by-mail options in light of the novel coronavirus outbreak. John Froschauer/The Associated Press

by David Keltz | American Greatness | February 10, 2022

Anyone with half an ounce of integrity knows the manner in which the 2020 election was conducted was neither free nor fair. Never before in our nation’s history did we have a presidential election with so many safety measures that were deliberately ignored or willfully removed. And never have we had an election with so much early voting, and mail-in voting.

All of this was made possible by drastic and unconstitutional rule changes implemented illegally by Democratic secretaries of state at the 11th hour, including the expanded use of mail-in ballots, unsupervised drop boxes, and ballot harvesting.

Yet the propagandists in the corporate media have remained silent about all of it, and have shown zero interest in exploring what may actually have occurred. Donald Trump is out of office. That’s all they care about. 

As soon as Joe Biden was declared the winner by the Associated Press, CNN, and other news outlets, we were all told to shut up and accept the results. And even worse, to this day, anyone who questions the legitimacy of the election is considered a wild-eyed conspiracy theorist who wants to overthrow “Our Democracy™.”

But as we continue to learn more about what actually happened, it is becoming evident that the corrupt establishment media is more desperate to ensure that the truth is not revealed under any circumstances.

Here are some facts.

In the last election, 66.7 percent of the eligible voting population supposedly cast a ballot, resulting in the highest voter turnout in 120 years. By contrast, only 59.7 percent of eligible voters cast their ballots in the 2016 election.

The nearly 160 million votes cast also marked a 20 million vote increase from the 2016 election when roughly 139 million citizens cast their ballots.

No one in the legacy media seems to think it’s remarkable that 20 million more people suddenly decided to vote as compared to just four years earlier.

The last presidential election with a turnout as high as 2020 was in 1900 when (73.7 percent) of eligible voters participated. To this day, the highest voter turnout ever recorded was during the highly controversial 1876 election between Samuel Tilden and Rutherford B. Hayes in which 82.6 percent of eligible voters supposedly participated.

That’s not to say that every single election with a high turnout is evidence of fraud, but one would think such a drastic increase in voter turnout would at least warrant extra scrutiny.

Not only was the voter participation unusually high in 2020, with 159,633,396 total votes recorded, but 64.1 percent of the electorate, or 101,453,111 people supposedly voted before Election Day. And a total of 65,642,049 people were reported to have voted via mail-in balloting prior to Election Day.

When was the last time 101 million people voted before Election Day, including more than 65 million people by mail-in-votes? The answer is never.

Let’s look at the results of three crucial swing states.

Trump supposedly “lost” Arizona by just 10,457 votes, Georgia by 11,779, and Wisconsin by 20,682, meaning he “lost” those three states by a mere 42,921 votes. Had he won all three, the Electoral College would have been tied at 269. In that scenario, the vote then would have gone to the House of Representatives, where each state, (not each representative) has one vote. Republicans controlled 26 states, and therefore Trump most likely would have been declared the winner.

Of course, we know that didn’t happen, so instead, we’re left to examine what subsequent audits and investigations have revealed.

Here are some more facts to consider.

Last fall, significant irregularities were uncovered in the results of a forensic audit of Maricopa County, which accounts for nearly two-thirds of the votes in the state of Arizona.

Some of the key findings of the audit revealed that there were 49,718 questionable votes, including 23,344 mail-in ballots that were accepted from individuals who no longer live at the address where their ballots were sent.

The report also found that 9,041 more ballots were returned by voters than received. In other words, nearly 10,000 more ballots were “returned” to be counted than ballots that were sent out. There were also 5,295 voters who were found to have voted in multiple counties.

In the Peach State, 600,000 ballots supposedly were placed in an estimated 300 unsupervised drop boxes, where they were then supposed to be picked up and properly documented by election workers.

Yet state and county election officials have failed to produce a paper trail, or even chain of custody records, for more than 355,000 still-unaccounted-for ballots.

The good news is an investigation is currently underway to try to determine from where, exactly, these ballots came. Apparently, now that he’s up for reelection, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is finally interested in uncovering what really happened.

The Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections in December convened a hearing in which it was revealed that approximately 3.3 million people out of the state’s 3.5 million active voters, or 93.7 percent,  supposedly voted in the 2020 election. Even the corrupt election of 1876 did not have a voter participation rate that high.

The hearing also determined that of the 957,977 people who were supposedly registered as new voters in Wisconsin in 2020, 45,665 of them registered with driver’s licenses that did not match DMV records. There were also 157,000 voters who had duplicate registration numbers, and the Wisconsin voter rolls were found to have had over 120,000 active voters who were listed as registered to vote for more than 100 years.  That’s a lot of voters who served in World War I.

This is by no means a complete list of all the irregularities that occurred, including in several other swing states where election laws were illegally changed, including in Michigan and Pennsylvania.

The simple fact is, it is intellectually dishonest to say there was no evidence of voter fraud or voter irregularities in the 2020 election. When one candidate “wins” three swing states by fewer than 50,000 votes, and it turns out there were serious problems with verifying the authenticity of hundreds of thousands of ballots in those states, that is not evidence of a free and fair election.

Unless we figure out what exactly happened, why it happened and how to fix it going forward, then the American people will never have confidence in our elections again.

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Abrams apologizes after more maskless pictures of Georgia governor candidate surface

Apology follows Abrams campaign initially calling photo backlash "pathetic, transparent and silly"

by Sophie Mann | Just the News | February 9, 2022

Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has apologized for recently appearing without a COVID-19 mask in multiple photos with elementary school students.

"In the excitement after I finished, because it was so much fun working with those kids, I took a picture. And that was a mistake," said Abrams, who had taken part in a reading event celebrating Black History Month.

"Protocols matter, and protecting our kids is the most important thing, and anything that can be perceived as undermining that is a mistake, and I apologize," she said Tuesday night on CNN. 

The Abrams campaign and the school's principal tweeted a since-deleted picture of the candidate without a mask while seated with children each wearing one, sparking the backlash.

Abrams apologized after more pictures of the school event surfaced, a reversal from her campaign saying Sunday that the criticism was "pathetic, transparent and silly."

Abrams is a former state legislator whose get-out-the-vote efforts last year helped Democrats win two Senate seats in Georgia.

The backlash comes amid grown calls in recent days and weeks among Americans to end mask mandates and attempt to live with the virus, as the pandemic enters its third year. 

Incumbent Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp and primary challenger former Georgia Sen. David Perdue have attempted to channel the outrage by telling potential voters they would end mask mandates in school if elected in November.

Kemp has now called on the "remaining few [school] systems with mandates to join the vast majority of Georgia schools," which are not instituting such requirements.

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Primary challengers to Georgia GOP Rep. Taylor Greene pitch toned down conservative platform

Greene raised nearly $7.5 million through the end of last year, compared to less than $120,000 combined from two top primary challengers.

Congresswoman Marjory T. Greene

by Sophie Mann | Just the News | February 7, 2022

Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has in her first term become one of the House's most attention-grabbing members. Still, her frequent controversial words and actions have also brought her several primary challengers.

Charles Lutin

Among those who believe such comments are not the best way to represent the state's 14th congressional district is Charles Lutin, a retired physician and former Air Force flight surgeon challenging the hard-line conservative. 

"I think people in this district are mostly tired of her crap," says Lutin, according to the Associated Press.

Lutin is more moderate. He calls himself "anti-Trumpist" and, as a Jew, objects to what he calls Greene's "hate and blatant antisemitism." 

Jennifer Strahan

Jennifer Strahan – a self-described Christian, conservative mother – is also challenging Greene but so far appears focused on spotlighting her own platform.

"You don’t always have to go around and tell people what she has done or said," she says. "That's known."

Strahan is positioning herself as an equally conservative option to Greene, sans the theatrics.

She has a 6-year-old son about whose future she worries because, she says, "a lot of very progressive policies" could "take away many of his freedom if we don't stand up."

Among the concerns about Greene is that one of her comments resulted in her being removed from committee assignments, limiting her power to propose and pass legislation. 

Still, her assignments would most likely be restored if Republicans, as expected, retake the House in November. And she has a massive fundraising lead on her primary challengers – having raised nearly $7.5 million through the end of last year, compared to less than $120,000 combined for Strahan and Lutin, the wire service reports.

Greene's Democratic opponents have raised nearly $7 million in their bid to unseat her. Though Greene's district is solidly Republican, rivals are betting voters are exhausted by her near-constant political controversy.

"You don’t want to be a national figure for having been stripped of your committee assignments," said an 85-year-old retiree in Greene's district, who voted for Trump at least once.

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"I can't find any record where either Jennifer Strahan or Charles Lutin support Rep. Greene's commitment to impeach Joe Biden for failing to protect our nation's borders. 

The last thing Dist. 14 needs in Congress during at least the next two years of the Biden administration is another "Go along to Get along" Republican." David Farrar

 

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Judge: Kemp can’t use leadership committee funds for primary

Republican candidate for Georgia Governor former Sen. David Perdue arrives to speaks at a campaign stop at the Covington airport Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in Covington, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, file)

by Kate Brumback | Miami Hearld | February 7, 2022

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A “leadership committee” created by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp under new state law must stop spending money to get the governor reelected during the Republican primary, a federal judge ruled Monday. Former U.S. Sen. David Perdue, who's challenging Kemp in the primary, last month filed a lawsuit challenging the new law. Perdue and his campaign allege that the law gives Kemp significant and unfair fundraising and spending advantage in the primary and asked the judge to declare it unconstitutional. The law, passed by state legislators last year and signed by Kemp, allows certain top elected officials, including the governor and party nominees, to create leadership committees that can raise campaign funds without limits, including during a legislative session. Just after the law took effect in July, Kemp created the Georgians First Leadership Committee.
 
U.S. District Judge Mark Cohen found that Perdue's lawsuit was likely to succeed and issued an order granting a preliminary injunction. It immediately prohibits Georgians First from spending money to advocate for Kemp's reelection or his opponent's defeat during the primary and any primary runoff. But Cohen said the leadership committee can continue to receive contributions and spend money in support of other public officials in accordance with campaign finance laws. The order also doesn't make unlawful any expenditures the committee has already made to support Kemp.
 
“There's no crying in politics — except when it's David Perdue,” said Kemp campaign spokesman Cody Hall. “We look forward to winning the primary in May and keeping Stacey Abrams' dangerous agenda from taking over our state in November.”
 
Abrams is the only Democrat running for governor.
 
Georgia law says candidates for statewide office can’t collect more than $7,600 from an individual donor for a primary or general election and $4,500 for a runoff election. Incumbent officeholders also may not accept contributions during the legislative session. But leadership committees created under the new law are free from both of those restrictions. Also, unlike regular political action committees, which can't coordinate with a candidate, leadership committees can be chaired by the candidate.
 
Cohen wrote in his order that the U.S. Supreme Court has said imposing different contribution limits on candidates competing for the same office violates the First Amendment. The new law, he wrote, “effectively negates the contribution limit upon which all candidates for Governor in the primary election are bound for just one person: Governor Kemp, the incumbent."
 
Lawyers for Kemp and other elected officials who were named in the lawsuit had argued that the new law promotes transparency and prevents corruption. But Cohen wrote that it “does little to reduce the potential corruption that is the focus of the ban on receiving contributions during the legislative session.”

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution Poll: Biden’s approval in Georgia takes a nosedive

by Greg Bluestein, | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution |January 27, 2022

President Joe Biden’s approval rating has fallen off a cliff in Georgia, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll released Thursday that showed just one-third of registered voters approve of the Democrat’s job performance.

That’s a sharp decline from the 51% of voters who gave Biden high marks in the AJC’s May poll. And it’s a troubling sign for Democrats eager to build off their victories in the last election, which ended with a narrow Biden victory and a Democratic sweep of U.S. Senate runoffs.

The poll also found Gov. Brian Kemp ahead of Democrat Stacey Abrams in an early test of that potential rematch. In a hypothetical race that pits Abrams against Kemp’s primary rival, former U.S. Sen. David Perdue, the two finish in a statistical tie.

And it indicated that former football player Herschel Walker, the best-known Republican in the race for the U.S. Senate, is essentially tied in a potential race against Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock in one of the most closely watched and expensive contests in the nation. 
 

AJC January 2022 poll

 

The poll was conducted by the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs between Jan. 13 and 24. It involved 872 registered voters and has a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.

It offers a snapshot of the Georgia electorate’s mood nearly a year before the election in a closely divided state that’s features races for every constitutional office and a U.S. Senate seat that could decide control of the chamber in November.

The poll found Georgians in a pessimistic frame of mind. Most Georgians — 71% — believe the nation is heading down the wrong track, including nearly all Republicans and about half of Democrats. That compares with 52% of Georgians who felt that way in May.

Views of the state were slightly better, with 48% of those polled saying the state was on the wrong track, compared with one-third of registered voters who said it was headed in the right direction.

Georgians are more closely divided when it comes to Kemp, a first-term Republican facing a Donald Trump-backed challenge from his right and Abrams on his left. About 48% of registered Georgia voters approve of his job performance.

Yet among the GOP base, Kemp faces lingering animosity. About one-quarter of conservatives give the governor poor reviews, including 16% who say they “strongly” disapprove. It’s precisely the divide that Perdue, who entered the race with Trump’s blessing, is trying to exploit.

For Perdue and other Trump-backed candidates, there was another ominous sign. Only about 20% of Georgians said the former president’s endorsement would make them more likely to support that candidate. Nearly half of voters said they would be less likely to vote for someone with Trump’s blessing.

Still, the poll showed Trump’s influence remains solid among GOP voters. About 42% of Republicans said they’d be more likely to vote for one of his endorsed candidates, while just as many said they weren’t quite sure.

Voting replaces economy as the top issue

 

At the heart of Trump’s appeal to Georgia Republicans are lies about widespread election fraud in the state, which have been rejected by bipartisan officials and judges, and disproved by multiple tallies of the vote and audits of absentee ballots.

As Georgia became the center of the national debate over election laws and falsehoods about the vote, the focus of residents has shifted.

Two years ago, the AJC poll found that the economy was the most important issue facing Georgians. In the latest survey, elections was the top issue, followed by the economy, the pandemic and crime.

Only about one-third of Georgians say their financial situation is better off than a year ago, compared with 42% who say they’re worse off. Roughly one-quarter of voters say it’s the same.

And a slight majority of Georgians say that the economic problems “are the result of government policies and won’t change until we change the political leadership.” Roughly 36% of Georgians, on the other hand, blame the pandemic for the problems and are optimistic it will improve.

“I will be glad when he’s gone. He has been terrible for the country. Especially if you’re on a fixed income,” said Gail Tabor, a retiree in Baxley who blamed the president for higher gas prices and grocery costs that seem “twice what we paid for it last year.”

The president’s supporters pleaded for patience. Leon Brown, a longtime construction worker in Atlanta, said it’s premature to condemn or praise Biden.

“A lot of folks are criticizing him, but he’s trying to clean up a lot of garbage that’s been dumped on him,” said Brown, who voted for Biden in 2020. “It’s too early to be critical.”

Down-ticket struggles?

 

A closer look at Biden’s poll numbers shows other signs of discontent with his presidency. The 62% of voters who disapprove of him include key elements of the coalition that helped elect him.

Only 5% of Democrats gave him an unfavorable review in the AJC’s May poll; in this poll the number rose to 21%. His support among independents fell sharply, too. But the contrast was particularly sharp in the most powerful constituency in the state Democratic Party.

In May, only about 8% of Black voters disapproved of Biden’s performance. That number had more than quadrupled in the AJC’s latest poll, which found disapproval among Black Georgians at 36%.

That’s a distressing sign for Democrats, whose struggles go beyond Biden.

In hypothetical matchups in the race for governor, Kemp held an edge over Abrams, who soared to national prominence after her narrow defeat to Kemp in 2018. In this poll, Kemp led Abrams 48% to 41%, while Perdue and Abrams were at 47% and 43%, respectively, a difference that pollsters say is statistically insignificant.

The poll was more of a mixed bag for Warnock, a pastor who is the state’s first Black U.S. senator. About 44% of Georgians gave Warnock high marks, while 35% disapproved of how he’s handling the job. About one-fifth said they didn’t know enough to form an opinion.

He was deadlocked in a one-on-one race against Walker, a political newcomer endorsed by Trump. The poll pegged Walker at 47% and Warnock at 44%, within the margin of error. Warnock had a clearer edge, however, over another Republican rival, Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, whom he led 46% to 41%.

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Georgia GOP gubernatorial clash: Kemp uses Trump's past words to target Perdue

Trump stars in a second straight ad in heated Georgia governors race showdown between incumbent Kemp and former Sen. Perdue

by Paul Steinhauser | Fox News | Fedruary 3, 2022

 

EXCLUSIVE: An outside group aligned with Republican Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia is using former President Trump's own words in a new TV ad to take aim at former Sen. David Perdue, the Trump-backed candidate who is primary-challenging the conservative governor.

"President Trump worked hard, putting America first," the narrator in a TV commercial by Georgians First Leadership Fund says.

TRUMP TAKES AIM AT KEMP IN PERDUE'S FIRST AD BLITZ 

The spot includes a clip from Trump from a 2016 GOP presidential primary debate saying, "I’m going to bring jobs back from China" before the narrator charges that "David Perdue sent American jobs to China, over and over again, by the thousands, and made millions."

The ad, which was shared first nationally with Fox News, ends with the narrator claiming that Perdue is "putting himself first and America last."

This isn’t the first time Georgians First Leadership Fund has attacked Perdue, a former corporate chief executive officer, over the issue of outsourcing jobs to China. The Kemp-allied group went up with a similar themed ad in December, soon after Perdue declared his candidacy.

At the time, Perdue’s campaign hit back, accusing Kemp of "using recycled lies from Democrats." 

ENCOURAGED BY TRUMP, PERDUE LAUNCHES PRIMARY CHALLENGE AGAINST KEMP

"It shocks no one that a guy who sided with Democrats over President Trump is now telling lies about a Trump-endorsed candidate," the Perdue campaign told Fox News. "Georgia needs a governor who won’t bow down to the woke mob and who’s willing to make waves to get things done. Brian Kemp failed Georgia. David Perdue will be our next governor."

Georgians First Leadership Fund told Fox News it’s spending in the low six figures to run the commercial on statewide TV and on digital starting this weekend.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp looks on during the celebration honoring the Georgia Bulldogs football team's national championship victory on Jan. 15, 2022, in Athens, Georgia. (Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

 Four years ago, with the support of Trump, Kemp narrowly defeated Democrat Stacey Abrams to win the governorship. But the governor earned Trump’s ire starting in late 2020, after he certified now President Biden’s narrow victory in Georgia in the presidential election, following two recounts of the vote. Trump, who had unsuccessfully urged Kemp and other top Republican officials in the state to overturn the results, has repeatedly vowed to return to Georgia to campaign against Kemp. Trump for months urged Perdue to primary challenge the governor, and late last year he endorsed Perdue a day after the former senator launched his bid.

KEMP WITH EDGE OVER PERDUE IN LATEST GOP PRIMARY POLL

Perdue’s move set up an epic GOP primary battle with Kemp in a one-time solidly red state that’s become a top general election battleground. Kemp’s also facing primary challenges from two other lesser-known candidates.

Earlier this week, Trump took aim at Kemp in the Perdue campaign’s first TV commercial.

"David Perdue is an outstanding man. He’s tough. He’s smart. He has my complete and total endorsement," Trump says to the camera in the spot, which is also running statewide on TV. 

Former U.S. senator and Republican gubernatorial candidate David Perdue speaks at a campaign event on Feb. 1, 2022, in Dalton, Georgia. (Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

Perdue was first elected to the Senate in 2014 but was defeated in his bid for a second term by a razor-thin margin by Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s twin Jan. 5, 2021, runoff elections. Democrat Raphael Warnock edged Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler in the other contest, handing the Democrats the Senate majority.

FIRST ON FOX NEWS: KEMP REPORTS MASSIVE FUNDRAISING HAUL

Kemp has built a formidable war chest as he runs for re-election.

As first reported by Fox News a month ago, the governor hauled in over $7 million during the second half of 2021 and started the new year with over $12 million cash on hand.

And the most recent poll in the Georgia GOP gubernatorial primary indicates Kemp with the edge with four months to go until the May 24 primary

According to a Quinnipiac University survey conducted Jan. 19-24, Kemp was supported by 43% of likely Republican primary voters, with 36% backing Perdue and former state lawmaker Vernon Jones, a Democrat turned Republican who was one of Trump’s top Black surrogates in Georgia in the 2020 White House race, at 10%. The other candidates all polled in the lower single digits, with 5% undecided.

TRUMP WORLD SEVERS TIES WITH LEWANDOWSKI

Jones, after meeting with Trump last week, is expected to announce in the coming days that he’s dropping his gubernatorial bid and running for Congress or state insurance commissioner with the former president’s endorsement.

The winner of the GOP gubernatorial primary will face off in November with Abrams. The voting rights organizer, former state Democratic legislative leader and rising national star in her party launched her second straight run for governor a week before Perdue jumped into the race.

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BOMBSHELL: Key Evidence Undermining Ukraine Impeachment Narrative Withheld From Trump Defense

Biden speaks at the Council of Foreign Relations, January 2018 (Screenshot via YouTube)

by Matt Margolis | PJ Media | February 1, 2022

In 2016, Burisma Holdings was being investigated by Ukraine’s then-Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin while then-Vice President Joe Biden’s Hunter sat on the company’s board making $83,000. So Joe Biden threatened to withhold $1 billion in aid to Ukraine unless they fired Shokin.

Biden argued that his actions were above board because he was carrying out the “official policy” of the Obama administration to root out corruption in Ukraine. “It was a fully transparent policy carried out in front of the whole world and fully, fully embraced by the international community of democracies,” he claimed.

But according to official memos seen by Just The News, this is not the case. Instead, these memos indicate that U.S. State Department officials were “impressed” with Shokin’s anti-corruption plan and fully supportive of his efforts—undermining a key narrative during the Democrats’ first partisan impeachment of President Trump.

During the trial, House Democrats maintained that Shokin was fired because State Department officials weren’t happy with his anti-corruption efforts, not because he was investigating Burisma. But these memos obtained by Just the News and the Southeastern Legal Foundation under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request show that senior State Department officials, including then-Secretary of State John Kerry, were “impressed” with Shokin’s efforts.

“We have been impressed with the ambitious reform and anti-corruption agenda of your government,” then-Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland personally wrote Shokin on behalf of Secretary of State John Kerry on June 9, 2015.

Nuland currently serves as Biden’s undersecretary of state.

“The ongoing reform of your office, law enforcement, and the judiciary will enable you to investigate and prosecute corruption and other crimes in an effective, fair, and transparent manner,” Nuland added. “The United States fully supports your government’s efforts to fight corruption and other crimes in an effective, fair and transparent manner.”

Related: Biden’s Threat to Withhold $1B from Ukraine Violated the Law

The letter praising Shokin’s performance came a mere six months before Biden successfully pressured Ukrainian officials to fire Shokin. This undermines the Democrats’ impeachment narrative and Biden’s justification for Shokin’s firing. As such, this new evidence supports allegations that Biden’s effort to get Shokin fire was motivated by personal reasons.

But perhaps the most disturbing aspect of this new development is that these memos were not provided to Trump’s impeachment defense team.

“We did not receive this. We should have received it. President Trump’s defense attorneys also should have received it,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) told Just The News.

“This just underscores how congressional oversight has really diminished over the years mainly because we don’t have enforcement powers,” Johnson added. “Administration officials realize this, bureaucrats realize this, so they just thumbed their nose at congressional investigators that they run off the clock.”

While it’s unlikely the revelation of this information would have altered the outcome of the impeachment vote, as Democrats intended to impeach Trump before he even took office, it is clear that Biden’s effort to get Shokin fired was not because he was carrying out official administration policy.

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'True The Vote' releases first video of Illegal Ballot Trafficking in Georgia…

by Kane | Canadian Free Press | January 30, 2022

 

First Video of Georgia Ballot Trafficker

 

 As the Canadian Free Press reported a few weeks ago, 'True the Vote' has compiled evidence of organized ballot trafficking in six states. In Georgia, they allege there were 242 traffickers who made a total of 5,662 trips to ballot drop boxes between the early morning hours of 12 AM and 5 AM, potentially unloading hundreds of thousands of illegally harvested ballots over the course of several weeks.

On Friday, VoterGA’s David Cross shared the first example of True the Vote’s surveillance footage from Gwinnett County. The video appears to show an illegal ballot harvester in Gwinnett County on Oct 12, 2020. He fans out ballots, takes a photo, and places them in the dropbox. It’s been reported that illegal ballot harvesters were paid $10 per ballot and had to show proof.

Read more at "Exclusive — True The Vote Conducting Massive Clandestine Voter Fraud Investigation

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For more, scroll down to:

1. "MORE COINCIDENCES IN GEORGIA: SOME COUNTIES DESTROYED VIDEOS THAT COULD SHOWCASE BALLOT-HARVESTING"

 

2. "GEORGIA BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION REFUSES TO INVESTIGATE ELECTION FRAUD"

 

3. "BREAKING: GEORGIA INVESTIGATORS HAVE ‘BALLOT TRAFFICKER’ WHO IS TALKING —"

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More coincidences in Georgia: Some counties destroyed videos that could showcase ballot-harvesting

by Monica Showalter | American Thinker | January 9, 2022

Good luck investigating ballot-harvesting in Georgia's 2020 election.

Following credible reports from True The Vote, a clean-elections advocacy group, of the existence of ballot-harvesting, which is flamingly illegal in Georgia, several counties have destroyed their camera surveillance data.

According to John Solomon's JustTheNews, which broke the story:

But some of Georgia's largest counties tell Just the News that they no longer possess evidence that could be helpful to probing the harvesting allegations: video camera surveillance footage that monitored the drop boxes installed around Georgia to help voters cast ballots during the pandemic.

Election officials in several counties say the reason they discarded the footage is that the emergency rules issued by the State Elections Board said they only needed to keep the footage for 30 days after the election.

"We took direction from the Secretary of State and State Election Board, assuming they were not implementing a Rule contrary to law," said the Cobb County elections office, which acknowledged it deleted its video footage from 2020. "Drop boxes were established under an emergency order from the Governor."

The state is now conducting an investigation of the illegal ballot-harvesting, and the counties' camera footage could show ballot-harvesting done through unattended drop boxes for votes, which were all over in Georgia in the 2020 election. The one security measure that was taken to ensure that anyone and everyone didn't drop huge numbers of fraudulent and fraudulently obtained ballots into the unattended receptacles was the camera footage surveilling them. Funny how that's gone now. 

And why the hell were these videos not posted online like cat-cams or zoo-cams, in real-time, so that every citizen could become an election observer? Just having videos and then destroying them before anyone impartial could look at them is worse than useless as an election security plan, because not only is it useless in itself, it gives a false sense of security to voters that their vote won't be canceled by a fraudster stuffing ballots into unattended receptacle boxes in the dead of night.

More suspicious still, it turns out it was key counties run by Democrats that destroyed that video footage, were blue-run counties with a strong interest in getting Democrats into office. They now claim that they were only following orders from the five-member Georgia State Elections Board at the time, which inexplicably was an order to retain the footage only for 30 days instead of the 22-month period mandated by Georgia law. Georgia's State Board of Elections at the time included Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger; David J. Worley; Rebecca N. Sullivan; Matthew Mashburn; and Anh Le, all of whom supposedly instructed states to retain their video footage a mere 30 days after it was taken, on those all-purpose COVID concerns. Perhaps the Board thought that COVID could be spread through camera footage. Otherwise, the order makes no sense whatsoever. I have yet to find a good reason for that clearly election-compromising order which now serves Georgia's illegal ballot-harvesters so well now.

Solomon points out that Raffensberger's commission (any conflict of interest, Brad?) can still prove ballot-harvesting through the amazing data collections of the True the Vote activists -- who have cell phone data of activists suspected of "delivering the vote" for leftist candidates at the drop boxes, as well as a witness who says he was paid thousands to harvest ballots for Democrats. Other reports have said he was paid $45,000, which suggests a lot of harvesting.  

The counties who are failing to deliver the footage to investigators -- Fulton, Cobb, and one other unnamed county in the JustTheNews report, all claim that they were just taking orders from the Board and can't be held responsible for their failure to retain records. How the order from the tiny appointed election board could override established Georgia law is rather a doozy of a reason. Presumably, these boards are there to enact the law, not change it to their liking. But as far as the miscreant counties go, that's an entirely lame and non-believable excuse.

These clowns knew that Georgia's election was disputed, they likely knew about fraud in their districts, and had they run elections that were actually clean, free, and fair in 2020, they sure as heck would have liked to retain records to prove it. They sure as heck didn't have to destroy them because the order wasn't actually to destroy the records at the 30-day point, just that they could destroy them if they wanted to.

As it stands now, they seem to be engaging in a coverup and should be busted accordingly for breaking the law no matter what they claim. The law is the law after all, and any election official worth his salt would have retained the records. Amazingly, it would have cost them nothing to retain those video records. Destroying them, though, took lots of time and effort, and cost. The only question to be asked by investigators is now why they did it.

As for the investigation itself, Raffenberger better be darn ready to come clean on Georgia's elections, because right now, the evidence of ballot-harvesting is overwhelming, and like Dr. Fauci, he appears to be one of the enablers of it.

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GEORGIA BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION REFUSES TO INVESTIGATE ELECTION FRAUD

Debbie Dooley in Action

 

by Debbie Dooley | Georgia Trump Republicans | October 22, 2021

Breaking: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Director Vic Reynolds refuses to investigate the massive election fraud involving drop boxes that True The Vote turned over to them. This was expected. Brian Kemp appointed Vic Reynolds as GBI director. Brian Kemp has turned his back on the election fraud in 2020 and wants just to look forward.

Reynolds claims there wasn't probable cause for an investigation. There absolutely was enough probable cause. There was already an irregularity with the missing chain of custody documents regarding the drop boxes and videos of folks dropping off numerous ballots. Then the cell phone data, i.e., the 279 cell phones made multiple trips within 100 feet of drop boxes between October 1 and January 5, is more than enough for probable cause.
 
We are fortunate to have David Shafer as Georgia GOP Chairman. David has been on the front lines fighting to uncover the massive election fraud in 2020. He has faced pressure and attacks from other Republicans who want to turn their backs and forget about the election steal in 2020. Chairman Shafer has stood firm and is still fighting hard. No wonder that Donald Trump is so proud of him.
 
Gov. Brian Kemp has told multiple legislators and others that there is absolutely no way he will add a statewide forensic audit to his call during the upcoming special session – no matter how many county parties pass resolutions calling for a statewide forensic audit.
 
There have been 12 county parties passing resolutions calling for a statewide forensic audit. More are expected to pass similar resolutions. I encourage county GOP committees to continue to pass them, so voters will know that we are working to uncover election fraud. Kemp folks attempted to kill the resolutions at the GOP meetings they passed in and were unsuccessful.
 
I changed plans to hold multiple protests at the Capitol instead of Pickens County on October 30.
 
I plan on holding PEACEFUL protests outside the Capitol on November 8th, 10th, 15th, and 18th to make our elected officials feel the political heat for not pushing for a statewide forensic audit. The protests will begin at 10:30 am, last until 12:30 pm, and near the big flagpoles at Liberty Plaza.
 
If the special session lasts more than a few weeks, we will hold protests the Mondays and Thursdays every week of the special session except for the week of Veterans Day, and it will be held on Wednesday instead of Thursday. If you can't make elected officials see the light, you can make them feel the political heat. They will be extremely nervous to see protest after protest during the special session. They need to know we won't forget.
 
I plan to use money ($1,000) raised to advertise the protests and buy signs, water, and other material.
 
Please get in touch with Debbie Dooley if you have any questions.
 

 

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Brian Kemp’s Lackey, GBI Director Vic Reynolds, Leaked Private Info of Brave Election Integrity Activists to Liberal Media – True the Vote Threatens Legal Action

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BREAKING: Georgia Investigators have ‘Ballot Trafficker’ Who Is Talking —

-- Admits to Being Paid THOUSANDS in 2020 Election Ballot Boxes Ballot Harvesting Scheme — 242 Ballot Traffickers Detected

Alleged ballot trafficker making the rounds in Georgia in 2020

by Jim Hoft | Gateway Pundit | January 4, 2022

THIS IS A BREAKING UPDATE—

The Georgia ballot trafficking whistleblower reportedly admitted to making $45,000 for stuffing Georgia ballot boxes from 2 to 5 AM in the morning. He was just one of 242 alleged ballot traffickers identified by the True the Vote investigation. There is a possibility of HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of ballots that were stuffed into the ballot boxes in Georgia!

Radio host John Fredericks joined Steve Bannon back in September to discuss an EXPLOSIVE development in Georgia.

According to John Fredericks, investigators have video of 240 leftist operatives he called “ballot traffickers” dumping tens of thousands of ballots into drop boxes in the middle of the night in locations across Georgia.

Catherine Engelbrecht | True The Vote 

The leftist operatives were identified making numerous drops in Georgia's middle of the night. They were filmed emptying their backpacks of ballots into the drop boxes in the middle of the night. This was criminal behavior caught on video! Ballot harvesting is not legal in Georgia.

True the Vote and one other organization have copies of the video and promised to release their findings.

Heather Mullins from Real Americas Voice later reported on the John Fredericks radio show that videos capture 240 ballot traffickers in Georgia.  Each of the traffickers averaged 23-24 drops to empty backpacks into the ballot boxes. This is completely illegal.  No harvesting is allowed in Georgia.

This was a massive organized effort by the American left to commit fraud.

In September, The Gateway Pundit spoke with Catherine Engelbrecht, and her group True the Vote was behind this investigation. We also found out it involves SEVERAL STATES.

Catherine told us in the fall that she had important meetings coming up in Georgia. Apparently, the information reached worthless Never-Trump Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

Reportedly True The Vote was able to take cell phone ping data on a mass wide-scale and piece together that several people—suspected ballot harvesters—were making multiple trips to multiple drop boxes, raising potential legal questions in a number of these states. 242 in Georgia and around 200 in Arizona.

From there, the document continues, True The Vote gathered surveillance video on the drop boxes in Georgia and is attempting to gather similar such surveillance video from other states. The document states that True The Vote has obtained one full petabyte of surveillance footage on drop boxes—two million minutes of video—which it says is broken into 73,000 individual video files. The group is expected to begin releasing some of these videos, which purportedly show people going multiple times to the same drop boxes in the coming weeks.

On Tuesday, Just the News reported that one of the ballot traffickers was identified and is now talking. The man WAS PAID THOUSANDS to harvest ballots in Georgia, according to Just the News.

Just the News reported on this latest development. 

Raffensperger’s office received a detailed complaint from conservative voter integrity group True the Vote on Nov. 30 saying it had assembled evidence that scores of activists worked with nonprofit groups to collect and deliver thousands of absentee ballots, often during wee-hour operations, to temporary voting drop boxes distributed around the state during the pandemic.
The group informed the secretary its evidence included video footage from surveillance cameras placed by counties outside the drop boxes as well as geolocation data for the cell phones of more than 200 activists seen on the tapes purportedly showing the dates and times of ballot drop-offs, according to documents reviewed by Just the News. 
The group also said it interviewed a Georgia man who admitted he was paid thousands of dollars to harvest ballots in the Atlanta metropolitan area during the November election and the lead-up to Jan. 5, 2021 runoff for Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats, which were both captured by Democrats and ended GOP control of Congress. The group has yet to identify the cooperating witness to state authorities, referring to him in the complaint simply as John Doe.
The group does not allege the ballots delivered by couriers were fraudulent. Nonetheless, lawful ballots delivered by third-parties to drop boxes would run afoul of Georgia’s law.

True the Vote is wise not to release the identity of the ballot traffickers to Georgia State Officials considering they certified a fraudulent election.

We are reaching out to True the Vote for comment… 

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See also at Breitbart: "Georgia Authorities Initiate Probe into Possible Illegal Ballot Harvesting in 2020 Election."

See also at the Gateway Pundit: "Bannon and Dr. Peter Navarro Are Right – Georgia Laws Were Changed Before the 2020 Election Outside the Legislature to Soften Signature Verification"

Here is the Consent-Decree put in place in March 2020 that addressed the updated signature matching processes put in place in the 2020 Election.

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Poll: Nearly 6 in 10 Republicans say they will not vote for any candidate who admits Biden won

Joe Biden is sworn in as president on Jan. 20, 2021. (Andrew Harnik/Pool via Reuters)

by  | Yahoo News | January 27, 2022

Despite a mountain of evidence showing the 2020 presidential contest wasn’t rigged against Donald Trump, nearly 6 in 10 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (57 percent) now say they will not vote in upcoming elections for any candidate who admits that Joe Biden won the presidency "fair and square."

Only 17 percent say they would consider voting for a candidate who accurately characterizes Biden’s victory as legitimate.

These numbers underscore the degree to which Trump’s “big lie” claiming Biden cheated his way into the White House — a falsehood that three-quarters of Trump voters (74 percent) now believe — has become a litmus test for the entire GOP, crowding out other issues and strengthening Trump’s grip on the party ahead of the 2022 midterms.

 

 

For his part, Trump has made it clear that supporting his election fabrications is key to his own personal endorsement. Indeed, the former president is backing primary candidates against state officials who bucked his attempts to overturn the election.

The poll data also helps explain why Republican presidential hopefuls such as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis now want to spend millions of dollars on special “election crimes” police units tasked with finding fraud where they previously insisted there was none.

The way Florida did it, I think, inspired confidence,” DeSantis said immediately after the 2020 election. “That’s how elections should be run.”

The survey of 1,568 U.S. adults, which was conducted from Jan. 20 to 24, found that when asked which issue they want future candidates to focus on the most, the share of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who say “stopping Democrats from rigging and stealing elections” (17 percent) — something that Democrats are not doing — is statistically equivalent to the share who say “bringing down inflation” (19 percent).

A flag at a campaign rally with President Donald Trump and Sen. Kelly Loeffler in Dalton, Ga., on Jan. 4, 2021, the eve of Georgia's Senate runoff election. (Brian Snyder/Reuters

Other core conservative policies don’t even come close: “ending COVID restrictions” (10 percent), “fighting crime” (8 percent), “outlawing abortion” (5 percent), “cutting taxes” (5 percent), “appointing Supreme Court justices” (2 percent) and “giving parents more controls over schools” (2 percent). Only “securing the border” (23 percent) ranks higher.

Likewise, if the GOP wins control of Congress in November, 56 percent of Republicans say they want the party to launch yet another investigation of the 2020 presidential election — twice the number (28 percent) who say the opposite.

Trump remains the GOP’s most powerful and influential figure. Looking ahead, 56 percent of Republicans and Republican leaners say Trump’s endorsement is more important than that of “other Republican leaders” (23 percent) when they are deciding how to vote. Half (50 percent) say Trump was “the best Republican president” — far better than George H.W. Bush (4 percent) and his son George W. Bush (9 percent), and significantly better even than conservative icon Ronald Reagan (37 percent). Eighty-two percent rate Trump favorably, and 83 percent say they would vote for him in a rematch with Biden.

For the broader population of voters, Biden's job approval rating continues to sink. Fifty-three percent of Americans disapprove of how he’s handling the presidency, compared with 40 percent who approve, and a mere 2 points now separate him (42 percent) and Trump (40 percent) in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup. In the Dec. 13 Yahoo News/YouGov poll, Biden (45 percent) led Trump (38 percent) by 7.

Trump delivers his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Jan. 30, 2018. (Win McNamee/Pool via Reuters)

There are signs that at least some Republicans are open to alternatives to Trump. More than a quarter (27 percent) say he should not run again. Sixteen percent say they would consider voting for centrist West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin if he were to run for president as an independent, more than the number of Democrats (10 percent) or independents (15 percent) who say the same. And 21 percent already say they would vote for DeSantis over Trump in the GOP primary; other potential candidates — including former Vice President Mike Pence (6 percent), former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley (6 percent) and Fox News host Tucker Carlson (2 percent) — combine for another 19 percent of the vote, and 12 percent say they’re not sure.

DeSantis’s unfavorable rating among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (12 percent) is also lower than Trump’s (15 percent). More than half (51 percent) rate the Florida governor “very” favorably, on par with the far more familiar Trump (57 percent).

As a result, less than half of Republicans and GOP-aligned independents (46 percent) currently say they would vote for Trump in the 2024 GOP primaries. Still, it’s worth noting how close that number is to the 45 percent of the popular vote that Trump won across all Republican primaries in 2016 — enough to secure him the nomination and ultimately propel him to the White House.

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Democrats’ Nightmare Polls

by Shane Harris | AMAC Newsline | January 25, 2022

As President Biden stares down the barrel of yet another possible disaster scenario in the Ukraine, things just keep seeming to go from bad to worse for the beleaguered administration. With all the chaos and discontent spreading throughout the country and the world, it’s no surprise that Biden and his party have been on the receiving end of some very, very bad polling news. But with all the numbers and data swirling around from dozens of polling agencies and news outlets, it’s helpful to take a step back to see the full picture of where Biden and Democrats stand with the public today. That picture is a decidedly grim one and, if history is any guide, may get much worse in the months ahead.

Much of the discussion about Biden’s dreadful poll numbers has focused on his ever-slipping approval rating. The most recent Real Clear Politics average shows Biden’s approval at just 41.1%, down from 55% at the beginning of his term. Even more striking is the percentage of Americans who disapprove, which has risen from 36% to 55% in just over a year.

Some polls even found Biden’s approval rating to be as low as 33%,  virtually unprecedented for a president this early in his term. For reference, the average Gallup approval rating of all presidents in January of their second year in office going back to 1938 is 53%. At this point in their presidencies, George H.W. Bush sat at 80% approval, Bill Clinton at 55%, George W. Bush at 84%, Barack Obama at 49%, and even Donald Trump, who even left-wing media outlets now admit was far more popular than his polling indicated throughout his presidency, managed 38% approval. And while Trump had spent his first year as the focus of deranged conspiracy theories and unrelenting media hostility, Joe Biden has been the subject of the opposite: an almost unbroken campaign of media cheerleading, while many of Biden’s fiercest critics are literally censored.

Digging into the numbers, things get even worse for Biden. According to data from a recent NBC poll, Biden’s support has declined from 68% last April to 36% now among Independents, from 83% to 64% among Blacks, from 59% to 48% among Hispanics, from 61% to 51% among women, and from 56% to a shocking 40% among those aged 18 to 34. In short, Biden has lost major ground among every group in his electoral coalition.

It doesn’t look much better when you break things down by issue. A Politico/Morning Consult poll found that more than half of registered voters now disapprove of Biden’s handling of the pandemic. Just 36% approve of his handling of the economy, while 54% disapprove. On immigration, those numbers are 33% and 56%, respectively. On foreign policy Biden sits at 38%-49% approve-disapprove, and he sits at 42%-55% on education. Even on climate change, a perennial “good” issue for Democrats, just 33% of registered voters said they approved of how he’s doing.

No matter how you spin it, Americans are not happy with their president. Another Politico/Morning Consult poll asking respondents to “grade” Biden’s performance one year in found that 37% of people would give the president an “F” (including 33% of independents) while just 11% overall and 24% of Democrats would give him an “A.” One CBS News/YouGov survey asked respondents to choose from a list of words describing how Biden’s first year has made them feel. 50% chose “frustrated,” 49% chose “disappointed,” and just 25% chose “satisfied.” By a 70%-28% margin, voters don’t want Biden to run for re-election – a figure that includes just 48% of Democrats. Similarly, just 28% of voters say they have a “great deal of confidence” that Biden can manage the White House, while half of registered voters disagree with the statement that “Joe Biden is in good health.”

It’s worth considering just how stark these numbers are. In our extremely polarized society, it’s hard for a president’s approval rating to fall much below 30%. Since Gallup first started tracking presidential approval ratings in 1939, the lowest the organization has recorded is 19% for George W. Bush in February of 2008 – right at the depth of the financial crisis. Even one-term presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush only bottomed out at 28% and 29%, respectively. In other words, Biden may already be close to as unpopular as a president can feasibly get.

But, Biden apologists might say, surely voters still think the current situation is far preferable to a second Trump term, right? Not so fast. In a hypothetical 2024 matchup, Trump currently leads Biden by five points (49%-44%). Trump also leads other potential Democratic nominees Hillary Clinton (51%-41%) and Kamala Harris (51%-40%).

With the midterm elections just around the corner, Congressional Democrats aren’t faring much better than the President. A recent poll from the Trafalgar Group has Republicans ahead of Democrats 55.7% to 42.2% on the generic ballot, with just 2.1% undecided. Notably, other polls have found much smaller margins for Republicans –Real Clear Politics has the average at 44.5%-42.1%.

But even these numbers should be alarming for Democrats hoping to retain their slim majorities in Congress this November. According to data from recent elections, Republicans tend to fare better in Congressional elections in terms of seats actually won than their national vote share would suggest In 2020, for example, the median U.S. House District was about 2.1 percentage points more Republican than the country as a whole. What this means in practice is that Democrats need to win the national House vote (for which the generic ballot is a reasonable proxy) by at least two points, and many poll watchers say it is more than that. Thus, Republicans have real reason to be optimistic, even in light of recent Democratic wins in redistricting fights and aggressive gerrymandering of blue states.

Biden’s approval rating also bodes ill for Democrats’ chances in the House this fall. In 2006, when President Bush’s approval-disapproval rating was a net -19.7, Republicans lost 30 House seats. In 2018, with Trump’s approval rating 11 points underwater, Republicans lost 40 seats. In the famous 2010 “shellacking,” Democrats lost 63 seats when Obama’s approval-disapproval was just net -4.3%. Today, Biden’s approval-disapproval rating stands at -14.

The story gets even worse for Democrats in the Senate, where a net loss of just one seat will hand Republicans control of the chamber. According to a model developed by Sean Trende of Real Clear Politics that has predicted the outcome of the Senate contest within one seat in each of the last four elections, a Republican-controlled Senate becomes the most likely scenario once Biden’s approval drops below 48%. At 42%, the model “envisions virtually no chance for Democrats to hold the Senate.”

But perhaps the most unnoticed alarm bell for Democrats long term is the drastic change in party identification. Over the course of 2021, Gallup found that number went from a nine-point Democratic advantage (fairly standard in most years) to a five-point Republican lead. That 14-point shift is the largest ever recorded and suggests that Americans don’t just disapprove of the job Democrats are doing–they’re abandoning the party en masse. Such an exodus raises the question of whether Americans aren’t just fed up with Biden himself, but the entire radical direction of the Democratic Party.

Given the overwhelming evidence that the public does not like the way things have been going, one might expect Biden and the Democrats to pivot back toward the center. But the President and his party appear wholly unwilling or unable to do so. As Biden put it quite bluntly in his press conference last week: “I don’t believe the polls.” If recent history is a guide, he’d be right not to—but for a different reason. He is, in all likelihood, much less popular than even his dismal numbers indicate.  

 

 

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It's Still Timely And Necessary To Get The 2020 Election Right

by Vince Coyner | American Thinker | January 24, 2022

A solid majority of Americans know that the 2020 election was fraudulent. That’s a big problem for a country with a representative government, one in which the leaders are supposed to represent the will of the people. We’re a nation of laws ostensibly flowing from a Constitution that sets out explicit limitations on the federal government’s powers and protects a variety of citizens’ rights upon which said government cannot infringe. To the degree that a significant majority of citizens feel that the leader of this government was not constitutionally elected, that’s a problem.

For all its importance, our Constitution is nothing more than a piece of paper. It doesn’t make laws. It doesn’t have an army. It’s not the police. It’s just words on paper. It functions because Americans have confidence in its words as the foundation for the laws of our country and the guideposts governing the actions of those who actually control the army and the police and write the laws.

When that confidence is shaken, society’s foundation is shaken. While the fraudulent election of 2020 is not the first example of that shaken confidence in government, it’s easily the most important. From the economic upheavals wrought by the Industrial Revolution to widespread hopelessness during the Depression to the perceived fecklessness during the Vietnam War and economic malaise of the 60s and 70s, confidence in government has been shaken before but never before has the government’s legitimacy been in widespread doubt.

That changed with the 2020 election. Americans watched as the fraud played out in real-time, right in front of them. With violent riots in the streets that went unrestrained in the months leading up to the election, with courts inexplicably ignoring countless unconstitutional changes to voting laws, and with the media and social media censoring true stories that harmed Democrat chances, it started to seem as if the scales were tipped to one side. On election night and during the following weeks it became clear that this was indeed the case.

When almost 60% of the American people feel as if the man who is both the leader of the country and the head of the federal government is illegitimate, what are they supposed to do?

There’s nothing to be done we’re told… Not true. The election can be overturned. Not that I imagine there’s sufficient internal fortitude among Republicans to do so but, ideally, they should make the attempt. But how?

The Constitution doesn’t address anything remotely close to reversing a fraudulently achieved election. That’s true, but then it also says nothing about the right to abortion, the government providing welfare payments to citizens (or non-citizens), government control of healthcare, the imposition of CAFÉ standards, or collective bargaining rules. Indeed, there is much that goes on in government that is not in the Constitution. In 1803, Thomas Jefferson worried that the Constitution did not give him the power to make the Louisiana Purchase, but today all or part of 15 states exist because of it.

Like John Marshall’s judicial review doctrine, which you won’t find anywhere in the Constitution, things don’t exist until they do. In this case, in states where fraud is proven or where voting laws were enacted unconstitutionally, the legislatures should withdraw their Electoral College votes and recast them based on accurate and lawful counting of the votes.

It’s true there’s no existing Constitutional mechanism to facilitate that remedy, and the likelihood of a Democrat-controlled Congress doing anything to further it is less likely than a healthy college student dying of COVID, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be done. It should, and it should be driven by those states where fraud so clearly occurred and tipped the election; essentially ground zero for the coup: Georgia, Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, all five of which have nominally GOP legislatures.

Image: Wikipedia 2020 Election results page (cropped), edited by Andrea Widburg.

Many will say that this is extra-constitutional, and that may indeed be true. But what is beyond debate is the fact that the 2020 election itself was extra-constitutional. The Constitution states that elections are to be run according to rules set by state legislatures. That didn’t happen across the country.

If one is going to have an election run beyond the explicit parameters of the Constitution, I’d prefer to have it hew as close as possible to what the document actually says, rather than what some hack Secretaries of State or uber partisan jurists say that it is. Our Founding Fathers gave the power to craft election rules to state legislatures and that is where it should reside.

Now, assuming that the legislatures of these five states—and others as they choose—take seriously their duty to address the fraud of the 2020 election, Congress will have a decision to make. Congresspeople can either engage with the states to address the issue or simply ignore them. Currently, there is zero chance of action, but after the 2022 midterms Congress will likely look different and the opportunity to address the issue can be revisited.

This may sound like spinning wheels, but it’s not. On the contrary, affirmatively excising the demons of the 2020 election should force all politicians or candidates to make their positions known. They either admit that the 2020 election was fraudulent and are willing to do something about it or they don’t, won’t, and should be primaried if GOP or defeated if Democrat. There can be no in between. If the flaws of 2020 are not admitted and addressed, then 2024 is gone before the campaign even begins, and almost every American understands that.

Why this matters is simple: The nation is changing, rapidly and not in a good or constitutional way. From vaccine mandates to CRT seemingly everywhere to locales providing COVID medicines based on race to transgender men competing in women’s sports to mayors and governors essentially giving their communities over to the homeless and violent criminals, America in 2022 is not one someone from even a decade ago would recognize. It’s changing, rapidly, and in most cases against the wishes of large majorities of the American population.

Importantly, though, we’re not a democracy, and the Constitution is built to rein in the passions of the majorities. It’s not a suicide pact. American citizens with confidence in their election system are willing to wait for the next election cycle to direct a change of course. Those same citizens, however, if they feel that the system is fraudulent and if they know the game is rigged against them, will find alternative means to stop the evisceration of the nation so many of them cherish. When the majority—and a growing majority, at that—of a population believe their leaders are illegitimate, bad things tend to happen.

Illegitimate regimes can stay in power for decades, but only with an army of stormtroopers and Gestapo to suppress a cowed population. The United States is not Germany in the early 1930s nor China today and Americans are not yet cowed. Indeed, they have a 1st Amendment, a 2nd Amendment, and a 250-year-old legacy of freedom most are loath to give up. This Democrat fascism will eventually come to an end. The question is how. The ideal solution is to be found at a ballot box, with all Americans confident their votes will be counted fairly. Let’s hope our leaders can find the courage to lead us down that path.

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Mollie Hemingway on her book: “Rigged” and Joe Biden, The Chicago Way

by John Kass | John Kass News  | January 21, 2022

I'm a big fan of Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at "The Federalist."

We invited her as a guest on this week's The Chicago Way podcast to talk about President Joe Biden's repeated rants that all Americans who disagree with his plans of a federal takeover of elections are nothing but racist segregationists.

According to the Democrat view, if election rules aren't changed to Biden's liking before the 2022 midterm elections—even though he doesn't have enough Democrat votes to make the change and federalize the elections in the Senate—then the legitimacy of that future election will be questioned.

And those of us who support Voter ID and support the Constitution leave elections to the states? We'll all be a bunch of racists. And corporate media will brand us as such. Irredeemables.

Co-host Jeff Carlin and I also wanted to talk to Hemingway about her brave new book:

"Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech and the Democrats Seized Our Elections."

The idea of having Hemmingway on the podcast speaking in plain moderate tones while imagining the heads of my hard-left Jacobin "hate listeners" and other Twitter trolls exploding from rage–oh, well, let's just say this:

It pleaseth me well.

Hemingway is a conservative. She's an excellent writer, and something of a link freak, adding other outside news links to buttress her stories. In this, she reminds me of my dear friend and great former editor at "the paper," Kristen McQueary, another link freak.

I like linking. So I thought I'd link a story Hemingway posted on the day after Biden's disastrous news conference when we recorded the podcast. Her story involved the creepy CNN legal analyst Jefferey Toobin. The headline:

 "No, Jeffrey Toobin, Biden Is Not Putting Kamala Harris On The Supreme Court" begins with the best lede I've read this year:

"CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin took a break from punishing his colleagues by toggling his joystick at work on a Zoom call to opine on who he thinks President Joe Biden might nominate to the Supreme Court in the event Associate Justice Stephen Breyer steps down at the end of the term."

We started off talking about Biden's news conference. I asked her to translate Biden's mumblings, but she said, "I don't speak Biden."

Still, she had a point of view.

"That was amazing," Hemingway said. "He repeatedly said if they don't federalize the elections and don't change those rules to be in favor of democrats, that the legitimacy of (the 2022) elections are in doubt. I find it interesting that it's fairly typical rhetoric from Democrats. Since the '90s, they don't tend to accept election results that don't go in their favor."

They liked the 2020 election results just fine. But from Biden on down, the Democrats are furiously attempting to de-legitimize the November mid-term elections because they've got a feeling Americans will give them a well-deserved shellacking for yanking the nation so far to the left.

And of course, if they lose, then we're all racists once again, no?

"It's just infuriating and enraging and gaslighting that our corporate media say that when Democrats question the legitimacy of elections that's fine, whether it's Joe Biden, Stacy Abrams, or Nancy Pelosi or any of the dozens upon dozens of prominent democrats that have done so, or Hillary Clinton saying the 2016 election was stolen from her."

"When Republicans—after the craziest election any of us have ever witnessed– express concern about the integrity of the elections, supposedly that's an assault on democracy, a threat to the republic, and the full force of the law needs to be brought down on every single person who does it."

Yes, that's where we are. That's where corporate media are, and that's what the January 6 inquisition is about. It's all about force. The Republican establishment wants to go back to the old days with endless wars and Wall Street bailouts. But the way the Democrats have lurched, so irresponsibly to the hard left, the GOP base wants to take out the (rhetorical) tomahawks just like the ones the Democrats use.

Former President Donald Trump has said the 2020 election was stolen. I've never believed that. But I'm from Chicago, where rigging elections is an art form.

Through my career covering politics, and what I've learned about media killing off candidates, politicians knifing each other through their absurdly tortured remaps, and how so many of them are desperate to control elections apparatus–after reading Hemingway's fine book–I'd say it was rigged.

So, what about her book, "Rigged."

"I knew I had to research it because of the way people were talking about it November (2020). It was weird to me. You had these twin conspiracy theories popping up from the extremes. You had people on the right saying it was 'Venezuela' and voter systems. And people on the left, contrary to what we all knew, saying this was the fairest election we've ever had, there were no problems. And you weren't allowed to talk about it. I thought that was creepy and indicative of major issues at play."

I've written about some of those issues, from corporate media and Big Tech suppressing and de-platforming news organizations over the most important news story of the presidential campaign:

Presidential son Hunter Biden's questionable foreign business dealings leveraging his father's clout (i.e., The Big Guy) in Ukraine and China, among other places.

I was in corporate media then. I saw the woke newsroom rolling its eyes at the mention of Hunter Biden and the New York Post. Don't tell me the media didn't suppress it. They drooled over the fake Russia Collusion narrative that was proved false but not before the New York Times and the Washington Post cashed in on Pulitzers. Those papers have yet to return their awards. And the corporate media still wonders why Americans abandon them?

But what I didn't know before reading "Rigged" was the extent that the Lords of Big Tech played in the nuts and bolts of the 2020 elections.

And the name Mark Zuckerberg, lord of Facebook.

"The other thing I could not believe that I discovered was one of the world's wealthiest and most powerful men, Mark Zuckerberg had financed the coordinated takeover of government election offices by left-wing activists."

Hemingway says Zuckerberg spent more than $400 million on that, offering funds to Republicans and Democrats. But as if by "coincidence," most of it went to Democratic groups in blue counties in key blue swing states.

 "By focusing on Democrat areas on swing states, the funding would go to registering voters in those Democrat areas of swing states; communicating with those voters about how to vote, printing up ballots, designing ballots, translating ballots which is where you fix the ballot of Democrat voters in swing states but you don't do it in the republican areas," Hemingway said on "The Chicago Way."

"Every part of the process had a role for these liberal activists who were shipped into the system by this Zuckerberg funding. It was a brilliant strategy.

"It was completely unfair, completely unethical, which is why you're now seeing so many states past laws to ban the private takeover of election offices. But it was an unbelievable effort."

And all those states trying to ban the private takeover of election offices are, in Biden's watery unfocused eyes, guilty of racism.

I'd say it was a brilliantly unbelievable effort. By the time Republicans realized they were the marks at the game, the game was over.

The late Chicago Mayor Harold Washington was fond of quoting the fictional Irish bartender, Mr. Dooley, a creation of Tribune writer Finley Peter Dunne.

 "Politics ain't beanbag," Mr. Dooley would say.

Washington usually quoted Mr. Dooley after he'd crush a political enemy. Johnny Rocco understood this. The Great McGinty understood. Mayor Richard J. Daley, the real Mayor Daley, understood.

Politics ain't beanbag. And it's not for amateurs.

If you're sitting at a crooked card game and you haven't figured out who the sucker is, look in the mirror and wave at yourself. Smile.

And I hope you're ready this week when "The Chicago Way podcast" drops so that you can hear the Hemingway interview for yourself.

"Rigged" by Mollie Hemingway is worth the read and the price.

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Elections Expert: Over 550,000 Registered Voters In Wisconsin Have a Registration Date of 1/1/1918--

-- 115,252 of Them VOTED in 2020 (VIDEO)

by Julian Conradson | Gateway Pundit  | January 21, 2022

On Wednesday, the Wisconsin Assembly held another election integrity hearing to present evidence of voter fraud and irregularities that have been found in their investigation of the rigged 2020 election.

And just like last month’s election hearing, they dropped some serious bombshells.

Formal Complaint Filed Against Green Bay Mayor for Turning 2020 Elections Over to Far Left Operative, Including Secret Access to Internet and Ballot Warehouse

Yesterday’s hearing built on those findings and presented more questions for the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC), which has failed to answer previous questions on the 2020 election.

They did however respond to the reported 119,283 active voters who have been registered for over 100 years, but their weak response just didn’t cut it.

Wisconsin Assembly Attorney Dean O’Donnell, who is an expert analyst on the election integrity team, called out the official explanation that was given, saying “it does not hold water,” before dropping some more of his team’s jaw-dropping findings of corruption in the 2020 election.

According to O’Donnell, they found an astronomical 569,277 registered voters had an application date of 1/1/1918, which accounts for roughly one out of every fourteen voters in the state’s database.

Oh, and wait, there’s more. One out of every five of those “phantom voters” apparently cast a ballot in 2020 – a whopping 115,252 of them to be exact.

Insane.

I wonder how many checked the box for Biden… I’d say it’s somewhere between 100% and 100%,

Keep in mind, Trump was recorded as having lost Wisconsin by just a hair over 20,000 votes.

The voters with the same registration date from over 100 years ago alone are 5.5 times Biden’s slim margin of victory.

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Raffensperger: ‘The Democrat Party Is the Party of Stolen Election Claims’ ...

... and Biden ‘Surrendered All Credibility’ on Election Integrity

by Ian Hanchett | Breitbart | January 20, 2022

On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) stated that President Joe Biden’s questioning of the legitimacy of the 2022 elections shows that Democrats are “the party of stolen election claims” and that Biden has “surrendered all credibility about election integrity.”

Raffensperger said, “Well, President Biden said what I’ve been saying out loud for several years now: The Democrat Party is the party of stolen election claims.”

He added, “Well, between being here last week in Georgia and then what he said yesterday, he’s surrendered all credibility about election integrity. And that’s what I’ve shown that I’ll do, I’ll stand for fair and honest elections here in Georgia, with the appropriate boundaries and accessibility with security.”

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"Garland Favorito: 'This is a systematic coverup by the Secretary of State. He’s been doing this ever since the election… So ‘yes’ there is a coverup in the state of Georgia and ‘yes’ the Secretary of State is behind it.' 

"If Kemp, Raffensperger, Duncan, and Carr believe Georgia's 2020 election was fair, credible, and uncorrupted, they should be calling for independent forensic corroboration of their claims rather than fighting against one." David Farrar

'Free to Vote' Should Not Mean 'Free to Cheat

Source: Michael Reynolds/Pool via AP

by Jerry Newcombe | Townhall | January 20, 2022

“The bedrock of the American republic is that elections must be free, fair, accurate, and trusted.” So states Mollie Hemingway in her important book, Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections (2021).

spoke with Mollie on the radio when her book came out. She told our audience, “I found after 2020 the way that you weren’t allowed to talk about [the election] to be completely suspicious. We all lived through it. It was the weirdest election of our lifetime---but then you weren’t allowed to notice that in any way.” Nothing to see here---move along.

In order to secure voter integrity, Georgia passed a law after the irregularities of the 2020 election. And this voting law has been viciously attacked by the left. But Tim Head, executive director of the Faith and Freedom Coalition (based in Atlanta), argues that in reality, this law makes it easier to vote. Despite the lies of the media, Hollywood, the woke corporations, and the liberal politicians, including President Biden (who called the law “Jim Crow 2.0”), the law is a good step toward restoring voter integrity.

Tim Head told me, “The crux of the issue really comes down to; Do Americans and do voters have confidence that we as citizens and as voters have a voice, a meaningful voice, in our government? We need to have confidence that all of our voices are heard and otherwise, we can start moving closely, more closely towards almost a banana republic status.”

Last week Joe Biden visited Georgia and tried to peddle the left’s own voter overhaul bill, the “Free to Vote” Act, which would have the effect of federalizing all elections going forward, and would remove crucial vote-security measures.

And yet, in Article I, Section 4, the U.S. Constitution says: “The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof.”

Biden asserted that opposition to the bill to federalize elections was essentially racist: “At consequential moments in history, they present a choice. Do you want to be on the side of Dr. King or George Wallace? Do you want to be on the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor? Do you want to be on the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis?”

But critics note that this bill would loosen common-sense voter photo-ID restrictions.

Heritage Foundation’s Hans von Spakavsky, co-author (with John Fund) of Our Broken Elections: How the Left Changed the Way You Vote, told me in an interview: “Those laws have been in place now for more than eight decades. We have years of turnout data in states with voter ID laws, that data clearly shows it does not suppress votes. It does not keep people out of the polls. It certainly does not keep minority voters out of the polls.”

Ken Blackwell, a Senior Fellow with the Family Research Council, notes, “If it was difficult to get a voter ID, you could say it was a restraint to participation. Well, it’s not difficult and you just think whether it’s taking out a library book, getting on an airplane, buying certain adult beverages, you have to show an ID.”

Interestingly a new survey of likely Michigan voters found: “[M]ore than 75% of participants supported a requirement to show a government-issued photo ID in order to vote, while support among Black residents was even higher at 79%.”

Another security measure requires updating voter registration rolls---so that no vote is cast by say, a person who died 10 years ago.

Veteran journalist Bob Knight says, “The question I always ask is, ‘How can you be against accurate voter rolls and say that’s somehow racist or suppressing the vote when everybody’s treated the same?’” 

Some critics believe that the porous border, where hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens are pouring into America, is a strategy by the left to sustain political power---by getting these people to vote and vote for the left. Recently, New York City has approved letting 800,000 illegal aliens vote in elections---local ones, for now. Critics note that this is why the Biden administration has not lifted a finger to close our southern border.

And then, there’s “ballot harvesting”---a system where third parties can collect mail ballots. Critics note this is rife with the potential for voter fraud.

And on it goes.

And now Biden and the left want to completely overhaul our election system to make sure they always retain their power. Going forward, we must make sure that elections are fair and just---that it is easy to vote, but difficult to cheat. And the place to do that is in the state legislatures---according to the Constitution Joe Biden swore to uphold.

 

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Fight the Fraud or Become Part of It

by  Peggy Ryan | Canadian Free Press   | January 19, 2022

Either we fight the fraud, resist an illegitimate government, or become part of it, full stop

was devastated on January 20th, 2021, not because my guy lost the election, he didn’t. It wasn’t even the swearing-in of an imposter. No, what triggered my soul-darkening despair was the staggering number of so-called Americans who participated in this coup, who helped the enemy put a puppet regime in the White House.

Those uncounted foot soldiers were necessary to subvert our elections. The corrupt, compromised elites are a small group, that doesn’t have the reach to successfully overturn elections in 50 states.  No, the cabal needed boots on the ground to run their operation at a local level.  

How did this cabal get American citizens to betray their country, to join the revolution?

These troopers were used to fill out or print out fake ballots, deliver said ballots, scan and rescan said ballots, keep observers out so as to hide said ballots. In other words, the little people were needed for the grunt work to pull off a coup.

But how did this cabal get American citizens to betray their country, to join the revolution?  Well, a number were recruited the old-fashioned way, cold hard cash.  There are more than enough globalist oligarchs and communist empires to fund the revolution.  Thus people were paid to stuff ballot boxes (drop-off boxes), to dump Trump ballots, to ballot harvest, to scan counterfeit ballots.   But the insurrectionist cabal couldn’t have bought out every single person who helped facilitate the coup.  What motivated the others?  

Well, some are victims of mind control.   Mainstream media and big tech have acted as cult leaders for years, dictating acceptable thought and speech, making Democrats demigods who can do no wrong, and rejecting any opposing views.   Like any cult, they decree that outsiders, (Donald Trump and his followers) are the enemy, must be kept out, must be destroyed.  Thus to help defeat Trump was a calling, a duty for these individuals.  

Others who witnessed suspicious boxes of ballots arriving in the middle of the night, who saw co-workers feed the same ballot into the machine over and over might hesitate to make such accusations without proof.  They might tell themselves it’s only one batch of ballots, one person, one center, hardly enough to swing a national election.  

"It is the small things in life that count; it is the inconsequential leak that empties the biggest reservoir."  -  Charles Comiskey 

No matter their motivation, every one of these people helped to overthrow the United States government.  Now puppet masters work in the shadows to destroy our economy, strip American citizens of their basic rights, to saddle the poor and middle class with runaway inflation.

Why step into the breach when you have no chance of winning?

 But taking America’s stronghold is just one battle.  The cabal must hold their position if they’re to win the war.  Thus the same strategists who flawlessly executed Operation Steal have now rolled out Operation Slow Walk, a mission to jam the wheels of justice until after the 2022 elections.  They know justice delayed really is justice denied  

The regime’s ability to recruit people for this round by touting their record.  They’ve proven they can control election outcomes, have demonstrated their ability to ignore or rewrite laws as necessary, have established their role as kingmaker or assassin to make or break political careers.  

So if say an Attorney General (AG) who’s running for US Senate is tasked with prosecuting people for the destruction of evidence whatever, he goes into it knowing he’ll be up against an army of high-ranking state officials, judges, and other powerful people.   He’ll remind himself that even if he nails a couple of low-level players they will more than likely walk in the end.  A man in that position, a hopeless position, might be persuaded to take his foot off the gas.  

Or maybe there’s a state senator who’s running for governor.  Again, he knows he can’t beat the machine.  And again, his bid for governor could go up in smoke if he takes on the powerful regime.  After all, what’s really changed since 2020?  Yes, he’ll still pursue justice but maybe with just a tad less enthusiasm.  

Why would anyone aggressively pursue investigations, prosecutions, audits, or decertification when they have no real chance of success when it could cost them an election?  Why step into the breach when you have no chance of winning?  

Meanwhile, insurgents are running out the clock, stalling to preserve their win

 A quote from an episode of The Virginian where James Drury faced insurmountable odds yet stood his ground struck me as sound doctrine.  

If there’s a wrong, you fight it—-or else you become part of it.”  - The Virginian

Exactly.  Every truck driver who delivered the goods, postal worker who threw out Trump ballots, election worker who knowingly processed fake ballots, the prosecutor who steps back from a case, a state official who stalls audits or decertification, federal agent, judge, or Congress member who doesn’t fight the fraud is now an active participant in the overthrow of the US government, traitors.  

Oh, I know, it's not nice to call them traitors.  How many times must we, (patriots, conservatives, and plain old Americans), be told that we must be nice, must be civil during the communist takeover.  No need to get nasty just because they overturned our elections and installed an oppressive regime.  

Sorry, these people trampled the Constitution, commandeered our elections, and stole our democracy.  They don’t deserve our understanding or our sympathy, they deserve justice and that means every last insurgent, big or little, should be prosecuted and sentenced for their role in the takeover.   

“Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph”  -  Haile Selassie

So far the American people have been astoundingly civilized during the takeover, almost complicit. We excuse the traitors as incompetent, weak, or stupid. We wait patiently for legislatures to decertify what is proven to be a fraudulent election as they blatantly stall, delay until too close to 2022 elections to change the fraudulent infrastructure.

There is a price tag on human liberty. That price is the willingness to assume the responsibilities of being free men.  — James Monroe 

Meanwhile, insurgents are running out the clock, stalling to preserve their win.  State officials, prosecutors, legislators, and Congress must step up now to expose the fraud, to take back our constitutional elections because waiting is a dangerous game, the regime’s game.   

The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves . . Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance or the most abject submission.  -  George Washington

Either we fight the fraud, resist an illegitimate government, or become part of it, full stop. 

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Democrats Are Priming Themselves To Refuse To Accept Any Election Defeats

by Jonathan S. Tobin | The Federalist | January 17, 2022

How will Democrats react to the thumping that most observers believe they will get in the 2022 midterm elections? Or to the possibility that a Republican could be sworn in as the 47th president in three years?

They relish the Jan. 6 opportunity to endlessly relive the supposed danger that a disgraceful but still pathetically ineffectual riot posed to the republic, which they have spent the last 12 months misrepresenting as an “insurrection” or failed coup d’etat by Republicans.

The media treated the date as a new national holiday to reinforce the awfulness of former President Trump and his deplorable supporters. But all that hyperbole about that riot being the moral equivalent of the Confederates firing on Fort Sumter, Pearl Harbor, or even the 9/11 terrorist attacks hasn’t convinced many people living outside the leftist bubble of CNN, MSNBC, and The New York Times to believe Republicans are a party of insurrectionists.

From the outside, the inflamed rhetoric of Jan. 6 fever appears to be an utterly cynical exercise in gaslighting. That was most apparent when used to justify Democrats’ push for so-called “election reform” laws that President Joe Biden claimed last week to be the only thing standing athwart a return to “Jim Crow” racism. The legislation is, in fact, an effort to federalize elections, discard every rule aimed at ensuring voter integrity, and in effect, rig the process to Democrats’ advantage.

Democrats May Believe Their Own Spin

But the more one digs deeper into the avalanche of Jan. 6 articles in left publications like The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and many others or listens to leading Democrats and party activists talk about the subject, the less cynical it seems. Democrats have been drinking their own mix of toxic partisan Kool-Aid to the point they actually believe that Trump and Republicans are authoritarians and plotting to destroy American democracy.

Indeed, after years of faithfully spreading conspiracy theories about the Capitol riot and Trump colluding with the Russians to steal the 2016 election, it was inevitable that liberals and leftists would be in a genuine state of panic about the possibility that they are living through the last years of a Weimar Republic-like prelude to Trumpian fascism. They believe that all resistance to Democratic legislation and leftist policies such as critical race theory indoctrination, or even public rudeness to Biden (“Let’s go, Brandon”), are evidence of an insurrectionist spirit.

Leftist Media In Frenzy of Fear

When one listens to political hacks like Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., say that ending the filibuster in the Senate and passing new voting laws is vital to the continued existence of the American republic, it’s hard to take him seriously. Yet audiences for left-wing outlets that are publishing innumerable think pieces along the lines of, What Will It Take to Stop the 2024 Election Coup,” The Republican Plot to Steal the 2024 Election,” Seven ways Republicans are already undermining the 2024 election,” Trump’s Next Coup Has Already Begun,” or No One Is Coming to Save Us From the ‘Dagger at the Throat of America,’” to cite just a few examples, are almost certainly buying what those who are breathlessly warning of the danger ahead are selling. Indeed, the authors of these pieces probably believe it too.

In this light, serious arguments that try to explain to Democrats that Republican voter integrity measures like voter ID laws or banning vote harvesting won’t “suppress” the vote of minorities are likely to fall on deaf ears. So will pointing out that the Russia hoax used by federal officials to hobble Trump was a lot closer to a coup attempt than the foolish efforts to find a legal strategy to stop Biden from taking office.

The left is equally uninterested in the lack of evidence that Jan. 6 was anything but a disorganized riot or that, even if the 2020 count was accurate despite the chaos induced by pandemic practices, the election was unfairly influenced by the bias of Big Tech companies and corporate media outlets that suppressed reports of Biden family corruption.

Once you discard the idea that Republicans are relatives, friends, or neighbors who may disagree with you about politics but who also mean well and instead view them as the moral equivalent of Germans who voted Adolf Hitler into power, talk about defending democracy becomes a life and death struggle. That means defeat can never be accepted and must be averted at all costs, no matter what it takes.

Left Ready to Reject GOP Wins

Some on the right have come to see politics as an existential struggle. They appear to be claiming that any system that could put the GOP or Trump back in power is not merely horrifying but must be the result of a corrupt or racist system manipulated by Trumpist authoritarians. But while Biden’s capture by his party’s left-wing lends credence to those arguments, Democrats aren’t so much worried about the consequences of policy shifts to American society.

This amounts to a political faith-building toward a belief that Republican victories in November 2022 will be inherently illegitimate and must be rejected by hook or crook. The same applies to their hysteria about 2024, which, as the literature produced on the subject indicates, they have half-convinced themselves has already been stolen.

That these conspiracy theories masquerading as a defense of democracy bear more than a slight resemblance to the conviction on the part of some Trump supporters that there was no way their man could have fairly lost in 2020 is an irony lost on the left. As much as they are certain that any doubts about 2020 are the product of Trump’s “big lie,” their embrace of their own collection of conspiracies about vote suppression and Republicans stealing elections is nothing less than another “big lie.”

The impact of the myths about Jan. 6 being an insurrection and democracy endangered by a GOP assault on voting rights has, in effect, painted the Democrats into a corner where any defeat must be considered proof of a rigged system.

Prepare for Extreme Measures

Seen in that light, it’s not enough to denounce Democratic rhetoric as false or cynical. The net effect of their claims is that those who have been convinced of it are calling for extreme measures to prevent an election loss and are already preparing to regard their party’s likely coming rejection by the voters as another coup, no matter how honest the count may be.

The full consequences of this are unknowable, but, at the very least, Americans should prepare for efforts by the Democrats’ cheering section in the corporate media and by the Big Tech overlords of the Internet to go further than they did in 2020 to prevent such an eventuality. If that fails, more “mostly peaceful” riots in the aftermath of Republican election victories are likely. As with the violence and looting unleashed by the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020, that will not be termed an “insurrection” by those still raging about what happened on Jan. 6.

All that, and not Republican opposition to the Biden presidency and Democratic legislation, is the most serious blow to the fabric of American democracy imaginable.

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More from the Babylon Bee:

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Democrats have issued a dire warning to the American people that Republicans will steal the election in 2022 by blocking all Democrat efforts to steal the election. 

"Republicans want to destroy our democracy by stealing the election, just like Hitler," said Nancy Pelosi in a speech supporting the Voting Rights Act. "If Republicans are not stopped, they will block all our noble efforts to steal the election for ourselves, because Republicans are racist and want to bring back Jim Crow. We cannot allow that!"

The crowd of enthusiastic school kids in the audience who had been bussed in for the speech cheered in agreement. 

Democrat strategists agree that their best hope in the midterms is to cheat as much as possible. They warn that if their cheating is stopped by Republicans, Republican candidates may win, which is the same thing as literal fascism. 

"When Democrats cheat, that's just Democracy as Martin Luther King intended," said Pelosi. "When Republicans stop Democrats from cheating, that's an unfair attack on Democracy itself. We will not rest until the will of felons, illegal immigrants, and dead people are heard and every vote is counted!" 

Republicans started to say something in objection but stopped short after being told that was cheating. 

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7 Things We've Learned About the 2020 Elections

by Phill Kline | Real Clear Politics | January 15, 2022

The United States Agency for International Development, which monitors foreign elections to ensure fairness and accuracy, asserts that proper elections require “transparency, inclusiveness, and accountability.”

The 2020 election in the United States, however, remains one of the least transparent, inclusive, and accountable contests in our nation’s history.  And unfortunately, due to prevailing political headwinds, it will likely remain so because election officials are refusing to be held accountable and answer basic, reasonable questions.

Instead, those responsible for managing our elections, along with their allies, are responding with a narrative that questions are bad and the election system is beyond reproach.

It is this response that is undermining faith in our democratic institutions, not the questions. Worse yet, many public officials are threatening sanctions and prosecution against those who reasonably challenge the lawlessness with which some elections were managed.

As a nation, it is now time to discuss whether the unprecedented management of the 2020 election reflects wise policy moving forward.

The Amistad Project is doing its part and has engaged in litigation in several states to bring transparency to unprecedented practices in our last national election. The following are some of our initial findings:

  1. Many key government election offices received more private money than taxpayer money to manage the election.
  2. A majority of that money was spent in a sophisticated effort to turn out the vote of a specific profile of voters in order to benefit one candidate.
  3. These expenditures greatly exceeded campaign finance limits and violated laws and systems designed to keep the government neutral in managing elections.
  4. These private interests dictated the manner in which the election would be managed.
  5. Amistad litigation and investigation have revealed that a handful of partisan billionaires funneled funds through a collection of left-leaning nonprofits directly into the counting centers of the urban core of swing states.
  6. Ballots and voters were treated differently based on access to these funds.
  7. A series of lawsuits by the left — and executive branch use of “emergency police powers” due to COVID-19 — radically changed the management of the 2020 election, resulting in different treatment of ballots and voters within several states.

A bedrock of American democracy is equal protection under the law, and that government in an election provides for equal treatment of all voters.  In 2020 it did not.  And it appears now that few are interested in it doing so in the future.

This situation is the fruit of decades of policy and intellectual neglect. We have nationalized every issue, and national leaders have responded by claiming to be able to fix every problem facing every American citizen. They pass a vaguely worded law and push authority over to the vast administrative state while ignoring the application of that law and avoiding accountability for the law.

This separation of political power from political accountability is now so embedded in our republic that we have generally accepted an unelected, unaccountable bureaucracy telling us when we can visit loved ones in the hospital, celebrate a marriage, gather over the holidays, or engage in political rallies.

These extraordinary powers are legislative ones delegated to the executive branch, and the same legislators who complain about how the executive branch uses these powers can take them back.  Most have not done so, however, because casting blame is politically safer than leading.

Our nation’s COVID response and election management have underscored two major cracks in our political foundation – we have separated authority from accountability, and we have concentrated power in unaccountable institutions.

As for election management, the Constitution vests state legislators with the responsibility to handle this task. Yet, most state legislatures do not even meet during the election season and do not review the performance of the election process.

Rather, they delegated that authority to executive branch officials who perform what are known as ministerial functions, thus preventing state legislatures from exercising their own discretion.  Meanwhile, these officials have signed contracts with machine and software vendors who are generally beyond scrutiny in how they impact elections.

So much for accountability, transparency, and inclusion.

And now, when some state legislatures decide to do their job and learn what happened in the 2020 election, these vendors, talking heads, and many public officials cry foul.  Why?  Because they have decided that partisan politics are more important than good government.

This occurs on the left and the right.  Many on the left decried the lack of transparency in modern elections prior to the 2020 election, but not now that they’ve won. And many on the right improperly claim definitive proof of fraud in 2020 instead of recognizing that all investigations and reviews of government performance begin with questions, not conclusions.

A result is a form of nuclear warfare, where both sides engage in mutually assured destruction by dropping accusatory sound-bite bombs hoping to cancel each other.  Meanwhile, responsive government dies.

As much as we have discovered about the last election, many questions remain. Citizens have a duty to keep asking those questions, and public officials have a duty to answer them.

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"Do we have an accounting of Zuckerberg’s $5.6M donation to Georgia for the 2020 election?

See "Greater Georgia sues for transparency on Zuckerberg’s $5.6M donation to Raffensperger in 2020 election." David Farrar

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Georgia ballot harvesting probe casts fresh light on past Democrat efforts to make tactic legal

Top Democrat election lawyer Marc Elias called third-party ballot gathering one of the "four pillars" to success.

by John Solomon and Aaron Kliegman  | Just the News  | January 10, 2022

Eight months before the contentious November 2020 election, the Democrats' top election lawyer penned an article on a site frequented by voting activists suggesting that ballot harvesting — a tactic, outlawed in most states, in which third-party activists gather and deliver voters' ballots — be made lawful in order for Democrats to succeed.

Marc Elias not only called ballot harvesting one of the "four pillars" of a successful election but also, along with other Democrats, sued to overturn harvesting bans in two states. He lost in Georgia in 2020 and lost in Arizona last year in a case that reached the U.S. Supreme Court.

As Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger launches an investigation into an allegation of widespread harvesting in that state's 2020 elections, attention has been refocused on earlier failed Democrat efforts to make the ballot collection tactic legal and whether rogue elements in the Peach State tried to carry it out despite the ban.

Elias pushed for the legalization of ballot harvesting in a March 2020 article, posting it on Democracy Docket, a self-described "progressive media platform" that he founded.

Titled "Four Pillars to Safeguard Vote by Mail," the document argues that states must adopt universal mail-in voting and no-excuse absentee ballots. Historically, absentee ballots were only meant for voters who had a legitimate reason for being unable to vote in person, such as military deployment overseas.

The article adds that certain safeguards are necessary to prevent voter disenfranchisement, particularly among young voters and voters of color. Elias then outlines "four requirements that, at a minimum, states should implement to ensure that eligible voters may fully participate in the election this November."

The first three requirements are that postage for mailed ballots must be free for voters; ballots postmarked on or before Election Day must count, even if they arrive after everyone's done voting; and signature matching laws should be softened "to protect voters."

The fourth pillar to ensure a successful election, according to Elias, is ballot harvesting, which he describes as "an important tool" in which "community organizations" collect and deliver "voted, sealed mail-in ballots for counting."

Elias and other Democrats say the practice is important to ensure voters who don't have easy access to outgoing mail or need extra help to get their ballots delivered can have their votes counted. They accuse Republicans of wanting to ban harvesting in order to suppress the vote.

Republicans and other critics counter that ballot harvesting allows third parties who have a stake in the outcome of an election — such as members of campaigns and political parties — to have access to voters and their absentee ballots in an unsupervised setting. Such a practice, they argue, opens the door to potential fraud, intimidation, and other forms of coercion.

"One thing that I do think we need is to make sure that nationwide there should be a law that bans ballot harvesting," Raffensperger said Sunday. "I don't think that ballot harvesting is good. The only person that should touch your ballot is you and the election official. So, I think that's one solid election reform measure."

Some election experts have expressed similar concerns, noting there's a risk if someone other than a voter or an immediate family member is able to handle absentee ballots.

"Neither voters nor election officials have the means of verifying that the secrecy of the ballot has not been compromised or that the ballot submitted in the voter's name by a third party actually contains votes for the voter's intended candidates and was not fraudulently changed by the vote harvester," wrote Hans von Spakovsky, a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation.

Harvesting "also gives campaign and party intermediaries the opportunity to interact with voters while they are casting a ballot out of sight of, and without any supervision by, election officials," according to Spakovsky. "Thus, there is no one present to ensure that voters are not being coerced, intimidated, or paid for a vote."

Such illicit activity has affected the outcomes of some recent elections. In 2017, for example, Anthony Grant, the former mayor of Eatonville, Fla., was convicted of voter fraud, including coercing absentee voters to cast ballots for him. The absentee ballots won Grant the election.

J. Christian Adams, a former U.S. Justice Department voting rights attorney, said Monday that attempts by Democrats to legalize ballot harvesting in states follows a pattern of using lawsuits and other tools to change election rules to their advantage that often goes unanswered by Republicans.

"The left has expertise in using the tools of power and the administrative state to rework election processes to benefit their cause by making the normally illegal or unheard of legal and normal," he told Just the News. "Republicans often figure it out years later, if they ever even figure it out."

Ballot harvesting is legal in some states but not in Georgia, where Raffensperger may soon issue subpoenas to secure evidence in his investigation. This may prove difficult, however, after some of Georgia's largest counties told Just the News last week that they no longer possess evidence, such as surveillance video footage, that could be helpful to probing the harvesting allegations.

Stacey Abrams, who's running as a Democrat in this year's Georgia gubernatorial election, didn't respond to a request for comment. Abrams is one of the nation's most high-profile voting rights activists and an ardent defender of ballot harvesting.

Elias was one of the Democrat lawyers to sue Raffensperger in Georgia in April 2020 in an effort to overturn the state ban on harvesting. A judge in August 2020 ruled the ban on harvesting was not unconstitutional. "The Court finds that based on the record currently before it, the burden imposed by this statute on voters is, at most, minimal," the judge wrote. "There is no evidence on the record before the Court that the statute disenfranchises voters."

In Arizona, meanwhile, a half dozen people have already been indicted on charges of harvesting in a probe by Attorney General Mark Brnovich that shows signs of expanding.

Elias and other Democrats waged a years-long legal fight to remove Arizona's restrictions on ballot harvesting. In 2016, Arizona passed a law banning the practice unless the person collecting the ballot is a caregiver, family member, or person living in the same household. The case went all the way to the Supreme Court, which upheld the state law in a 6-3 decision last summer.

President Biden said at the time he was "disappointed" with the high court's decision, saying the goal should be to strengthen, not weaken, voting rights laws. On the other side, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the ruling "affirmed that protections of the right to vote remain strong and that states are rightly empowered to administer and protect America's elections."

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told Just the News on Monday that he hopes most states ban ballot harvesting if they haven't already, calling the Democrats' proposed voting reforms an effort "to alter the Constitution and nationalize and federalize our election process."

The Constitution gives authority to state legislatures to make rules for their own election procedures. Democrats in Congress have sought to make several reforms, such as universal mail-in voting, mandatory for states to implement under federal law.

 

"Vote by mail is always good policy, but right now it is a critical part of democracy," Elias wrote in his March 2020 article.

Elias didn't respond to a request for comment for this story.

Elias oversaw, on behalf of the Biden campaign and the Democratic Party, the state-by-state response to 2020 election lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign. Previously, he served as general counsel for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. In that capacity, he hired the opposition researchers who commissioned the debunked "Steele dossier" alleging a Trump campaign conspiracy to collude with Russia to steal the 2016 election.

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GOP’s Old Guard Out Of Touch With Their Voters On Election Integrity

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by  Mollie Hemingway | The Federalist | January 13, 2022

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden gave a speech asserting that people who oppose his plan for a federal takeover of elections are domestic enemies and racists.

“Do you want to be on the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor? Do you want to be on the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis?” Biden asked in his speech falsely claiming that the “right to vote” was in doubt throughout the country.

Biden is lobbying to end the Senate’s legislative filibuster in order to push through his plan for a radical takeover of elections. The election bill would unconstitutionally empower the federal government to control state election procedures, and help make permanent the decreased election safeguards that caused so many problems throughout the country in 2020.

The response of the old guard of the Republican Party this week has been to wholeheartedly endorse the media narrative that the 2020 election had no significant problems, while also opposing Biden’s plan to run elections. It’s a politically insane approach.

The 2020 election was riddled with problems. Voters know this. Republican voters know this very well. Time Magazine described what happened with the election as “a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information.” They added that it was a “revolution in how people vote.”

The rigging of the election included changes to hundreds of laws and processes in the months prior to election day, flooding the system with tens of millions of mail-in ballots even as scrutiny of those ballots was decreased. Mark Zuckerberg spent $419 million to finance the private takeover of government election offices — primarily focused on the blue areas of swing states — to enable Democrats to run their Get Out The Vote operations from government offices. The funding was significant enough to affect the outcome of races, independent analysts have concluded. And that’s to say nothing of Big Tech’s election meddling in the form of censorship and algorithmic persuasion nor of corporate media’s move into straight-up propaganda.

On Sunday, George Stephanopoulos — formerly President Bill Clinton’s press secretary — asked in his usual biased way for Republican Sen. Mike Rounds to opine against election integrity:
 
STEPHANOPOULOS: You voted to certify the election last year. You condemned the protest as an insurrection. What do you say to all those Republicans, all those veterans who believe the election was stolen, who have bought the falsehoods coming from former President Trump? 

Even the dumbest Republican should have been able to answer this question without accepting the premise of the biased Democrat reporter. Knowing that the filibuster and election integrity are on the line, even a lowly, distracted Republican precinct person should have been able to respond by talking about fighting the federal takeover of elections, fighting the private takeover of government election offices, fighting the unconstitutional changes of voting laws, and fighting the second-class treatment of Republican voters by the media and Big Tech. 

Instead, Rounds made bizarre claims about looking at “accusations” in “multiple states,” saying that while there were “some irregularities,” none were significant. Then he claimed — ludicrously — “The election was fair, as far as we have seen.”

The 2020 election was not the fairest in history, not by a long shot. It was riddled with problems, whether it’s the Zuckerberg funding or the coordinated Democrat campaign to weaken election security. The man who ran that coordinated effort was Marc Elias, the same man who ran the 2016 Russia collusion hoax. His partner was recently indicted by John Durham for just some of his lies associated with that hoax that did so much damage to the country and which itself was an attack on the 2020 election’s fairness.

As soon as Rounds showed himself subservient to Stephanopoulos, the Democrat media went wild. They amplified his comments, knowing how helpful they were to their cause of decreased election security and opposition to Republican victories.

One corrupt media outlet that excitedly amplified Rounds’ comments and used them to advance their political agenda was CNN. Russia hoax co-conspirator Manu Raju, known for pestering Republicans to get them to support Democrat narratives, wrote an article gleefully headlined “Top Republicans stand up for Rounds after Trump’s attack: He ‘told the truth.” Some lowlights:

  • “I think Sen. Rounds told the truth about what happened in the 2020 election,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told CNN on Tuesday. “And I agree with him.”
  • Sen. Kevin Cramer, a North Dakota Republican who contended Democrats took advantage of more voting rules eased during the pandemic. “I’ve moved on a long time ago, and most members of Congress have, including Mike.”
  • Other Republicans said it was time to focus on something other than 2020. “I say to my colleague, welcome to the club,” Sen. John Thune, the senior South Dakota Republican, said of the Trump attack on Rounds — something he has endured himself in the past. “I don’t think re-litigating or rehashing the past is a winning strategy. If we want to be a majority in 2023, we’ve got to get out and articulate what we’re going to do with respect to the future the American people are going to live and the things they’re going to care about when it comes to economic issues, national security issues.”

It is absolutely charming that Cramer has the luxury of “moving on” from the important election integrity battle, but Biden sure hasn’t moved on. Pelosi hasn’t moved on. Chuck Schumer hasn’t moved on. The entire corporate media hasn’t moved on. Why has Cramer moved on?

North Dakota is a state that voted for Trump in 2020 by 33 points. Its senator should probably be able to use some of his political capital to tackle the top issue of the week for American voters.

Thune says the politically wise thing to do is to not relitigate the past but work on issues people are going to “care about.” Someone should tell him that one of the top issues Republican voters care about is … election integrity.

The Washington Post this month reported that at least 69 percent of Republicans are seriously concerned about the 2020 election. Perhaps the worst thing a party could do if it cared about serious political power would be to signal that the issue means so little to them. This pathetic cowardice and incompetent weakness are exactly what Republican voters are sick to death of.

In previous months, Biden has falsely claimed that the country is experiencing “Jim Crow” resistance to the right to vote. He asked corporations to boycott the state of Georgia after Georgia’s legislature passed a bill to mildly improve its election security. Some of them bowed to the pressure. Major League Baseball, for instance, pulled its All-Star Game from Atlanta in response to Biden’s request, causing untold economic damage to the Peach State.

All of this is clearly an effort to keep Republicans from stopping Democrats’ 2020-style assault on election security. It works precisely because too many Republicans are too scared to fight. What if instead of Stephanopoulos easily pressuring Rounds into spouting Democrat talking points, Rounds had instead fought hard against these attacks on election security? What if he knew the facts about what actually happened enough to speak knowledgeably about what Republican voters want their leaders to advocate for?

What if establishment Republican politicians put away literally any thoughts about Trump — much less their anger or petulance about him — for a minute to think about the importance of election integrity and how to obtain it?

What if Republicans stopped running interference for what Democrats did in 2020 at the same moment that Dems are trying to take over the entire country’s election system? This isn’t merely academic. Old-guard Republican cowardice and fecklessness could lead to Pelosi becoming America’s election czar.

In general, Republican voters deserve a far better class of politician than what the old guard of their party has been forcing on them.

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When a State’s Secretary of State is in on Voter Fraud

by Jay Valentine | American Thinker | January 11, 2022

We coined the term “sovereign fraud” right here on American Thinker.  At the time it was a concept until we started doing voter anomaly analysis for one large, Midwestern swing state.

We have now finished state 15, on the way to 30 or more; we can say with certainty that the Secretaries of State are unlikely to lead voter roll clean up.  In many states, they thwart it with flagrant data tricks.

Let’s take you through our excellent adventure working with voter integrity groups across the country.  You need to understand their dedication, resilience, and the odds they face when the reddest states’ Secretary of State is in on “it.”

“It” means they know their voter rolls are replete with phantoms, but they deny it, evade it, some hide it.  Let’s go there.

Most people have downloaded a file.  It’s easy.

Except if you live in a swing state on the southeast U.S. coast -- and the file came from the Secretary of State’s office.

When you process the file, it contains about every way of screwing up your search capability.

For instance:  it is supposed to be comma-delimited but it isn’t.  It has non-ASCII characters embedded.  That means search engines will flail with no result.  It has half-quote marks which mean there is no end of quote so it will not process.  There are nonsensical control characters throughout the data set.

This is deliberate data sabotage, intended to make it almost impossible for citizens to use traditional tools to parse the data paid for with their taxes.

This example is a Republican Secretary of State in effect saying: “well, if I have to give you the voter roll, here it is, now just try to search it!”

Unfortunately for this guy, our team uses Fractal Programming and while it set us back half a day, that data is cleaned and in the hands of citizens who want to get some answers.  They will.

Let’s visit another eastern seaboard state.

These diligent citizens downloaded their Secretary of State data and innocently tried to process it.

Within minutes of loading the data, all the lights went on.  Control characters throughout the data were deliberately inserted to thwart conventional search.

This is an example of active data sabotage from the sovereign entity – Secretary of State – making it hard or impossible for citizens to see the voter rolls.

It gets better.  We presented data anomalies to some Republican secretaries of state; they got to see their “voter data,” live and in person.

Be the fly on the wall.

The Secretary of State for a bright red Southern state is assembled with his entire team.  Lawyers all over the place, us presenting.

First, we showed the 4,300 people over 100 years old on their rolls.  Some were 121.  Those were the kids.  The really old ones were almost 2,000 years old, and there were a bunch of them – and they voted.

To my surprise, one of their guys got right in my face (a camera really, I was remote) and denied we had their rolls.  He claimed only 300 people over 100.  His face was crimson with anger.  He had this roll of paper in his hand – maybe their scammy voter roll, who knows?

Tough being him because our team bought their voter registration roll for $30,000 and I had their data live, in his face.  Did make an impression.

We then showed them the “girl’s ranch.”  Here is a place in the woods for young ladies to get attention and care.  Focus on “young” and “ladies.”

They said, no big deal, there were 45 people registered there.  They knew the owner, it’s OK.

We swept right and showed the names of the “young ladies.”  15 were men.  Then we swept further right and sorted by age.  Most were 61 to 35.  Some “young.”  Some “ladies!”

How about the 21 active voters in the county jail in their largest city?  You would think that made an impression?  It did, but not enough to look into it.

For the first time the sleepy sinecure -- the stepstone to Congressman, Senator, or Governor – the Secretary of State office is getting checked out.

And they do not like it.

They liked it even less when they learned two weeks later, their data was turned over to the canvassing teams in their deep red state now doing the job the Secretary of State refuses to do – clean up voter rolls – with technology that makes voter rolls transparent to citizens.

A Secretary of State may be all in on voter fraud.  In deep-blue states, we found leftist groups with real-time electronic access to voter rolls able to enter voters – real or fake.

In deep-red states, we found 18 registered voters living in a house the size of a panel truck.  We did not find one or two, we found hundreds, meaning there are thousands.  The canvassing groups are outing them.

We found 23,000 people claiming the same phone number on their voter registration form - for over 30 years.  Some extended family!

We found people registering from a UPS Box calling it an apartment.

Canvassers found absentee ballots, hundreds of them with the same phone number, delivered on the same day.  We checked the address:  it was a cognitive care facility where many of those voters were unable to remember their children’s names, let alone vote.

Welcome to ballot harvesting at the enterprise scale.

Voter rolls are a mess – all of them.

That is why many Secretaries of State too often charge $30,000, $25,000, $5,000 for a single snapshot of the rolls – how many citizens can write that check?

One swing state deliberately uses multiple voter ID number sequences to thwart evaluation and insert voters without detection.  In others, there are 40 years of built-up junk like people in UPS Boxes with their buds in the vacant lots, churches, and RV parks.

Anyone who thinks voter fraud is a Democrat party thing will be disappointed: voter roll fraud is a truly bipartisan enterprise.

Democrats are better at inserting phantom voters – particularly in large urban areas.  The Republicans hold their own in deliberately salting voter rolls so citizens cannot easily find what their Democrat pals inserted.

The one constant is the Secretary of State’s office, whether Democrat or Republican, lies somewhere along the denial curve – from acquiescence to denial to outright instigation of sovereign voter fraud.

There is no way to guarantee free and fair elections until citizens receive 100% visibility to all voter rolls, without writing a $30,000 check, to keep these sovereign outlaws or lazies honest and active.

Jay Valentine led the team that built the eBay fraud detection engine and the TSA No-Fly List.  Jay and his team are working with over 30 states to clean up their voter rolls. 

Jay can be reached at Jay@ContingencySales.com

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How January 6 would be covered if we had a neutral press

by  | Sharyl Attkisson | January 7, 2022

The following is a news analysis.

Today, much of the news has been transformed into advocates groups for political, pharmaceutical, and other corporate interests-- rather than journalistic endeavors that seek to hold those entities accountable.

As we knew it before 2016, the news is no longer recognizable. It was 2016 when we had the well-funded organized takeover by fake fact-checkers, curators, those pulling strings with Big Tech, the government, and other special interests, often funded by the same power brokers looking to advance helpful narratives and keep the public from knowing about other facts and studies.

In this atmosphere, the January 6 Trump rally, anti-voting fraud protest, peaceful march to the Capitol, and the rioting on the Capitol grounds occurred and were reported on.

These stories were covered almost universally in a one-sided fashion on the news.

Rarely were opposing narratives, facts, and nuances given their due as many news organizations would have done before 2016.

Here are several ways the prevailing news coverage of January 6, 2021, would have been covered if we had a generally neutral press.

Ashli Babbitt

Ashli Babbitt was an unarmed white veteran shot and killed by a black Capitol police lieutenant, Michael Byrd. According to officials, this is the only homicide associated with the January 6 events. The prevailing news narratives told the public that Babbitt, who was attempting to climb through a broken interior window at the capitol when she was shot dead, "deserved what she got" and that the police officer "saved lives" by killing her. Lt. Byrd was cleared of criminal wrongdoing in a secretive investigation. The public and victim's family had no opportunity to monitor or oversee matters such as whether all the facts were considered and whether the probe appeared to be thorough and fair.

Ashli Babbitt was shot and killed while trying to climb through an interior door at the U.S. Capitol with a group protesting alleged election fraud.

If we had a generally neutral press, the police lieutenant's name would not have been kept hidden for months, and the investigation would not have been conducted in secret without the normal opportunity for public review. While the lieutenant might not have been criminally prosecuted, in the end, there would have at least been some public discussion and debate about potential civil rights violations, the fact that no other officer or SWAT team member in close proximity saw Babbitt as any threat, and consideration of a possible racial component with the lieutenant being black and shooting a white woman.

One need only look at the deeply flawed media coverage of the Michael Brown shooting in 2014 to find a stark contrast.

According to the Obama Justice Department, the criminal suspect, Michael Brown, had never raised his hands or said, "Don't shoot." He had repeatedly attacked police officer Darren Wilson, who acted in self-defense in shooting and killing Brown.

The press reported none of that in the early, inflammatory stories that sparked riots. Instead, the media published fabricated stories from "witnesses" who, according to the Obama administration, made up the accounts of Brown putting his hands up and saying "Don't shoot," among other tales. The media failed to balance those false accounts with other witnesses' counterpoints or officer Wilson's supporters. The media reported these events, which they had not witnessed firsthand, without attribution, as if the false accounts were proven and true. And, lastly, the media presumed a false racial narrative simply because Wilson happened to be white and Brown happened to be black. As the Obama investigation found, there was no evidence of any such racial motive in the shooting.

But when it comes to Ashli Babbitt, the same themes and discussions were not heard.

Mostly Peaceful

The rioting that happened on the Capitol grounds was conducted by a relative minority of the throngs of peaceful protesters present that day, and the violent attackers included not just right-wing Trump supporters but also some left-wing activists who joined the crowd and an undetermined number of undercover federal officers. The media has generally treated the entire "date" and everyone who attended the Trump event in Washington D.C. as if it were some criminal conspiracy from beginning to end.

If we had a generally neutral media, the media would be careful not to lump the mostly-peaceful rally attendees and the peaceful protesters in with the violence that happened at the end of the event on the Capitol grounds. The press, if neutral, would also demand to know the extent to which the FBI or other federal officers were planted as undercover agents in the crowd and what role they played. It would not be the first time that federal agents or their operatives took a controversial part in an event as part of an undercover mission; it's a legitimate question to ask. It's especially relevant since it's been proven that the Dept. of Justice and FBI officials conspired against Trump for years, from the time he was a candidate, including an FBI attorney doctoring documents to secretly spy on a Trump associate. 

If fair, the media coverage would frequently mention that President Trump explicitly asked his supporters to march peacefully, which they did. The citizens of this country have a Constitutional right to march to the Capitol to rally or in support or protest.

Not usually mentioned (though it should be) is that Americans also have the right to enter the Capitol building and watch Congressional proceedings from the gallery. The attendees invited into the building by Capitol police had no right to be violent. Still, they arguably had a legitimate right to enter the building to watch the proceedings.

The left-wing activists objecting to the lawful U.S. Supreme Court proceedings illegally banged on the door to interrupt and potentially stop proceedings were not treated the same way in the media, not even close. At the time, MSNBC Reported, "Just as they did at the Capitol-now besieging the front steps of the [U.S. Supreme] Court."

Neither was the May 2020 left-wing rioters who tried to storm the White House and had to be forced back by police treated the same. Democrats and many in the media actually criticized police for interfering with the rioters.

Voter Fraud

The media at large has worked hard to convince the public, without evidence, that there wasn't any voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, and that anybody who thinks otherwise is not only crazy but "a danger to democracy."

However, a neutral press would have acknowledged the huge number of Americans who attended January 6 and do believe there were anomalies in the election. A neutral press would not pretend to know there was "no fraud" or "no meaningful fraud," since most of the press did not do a widespread, firsthand investigation in America's cities and towns. Instead, the media should be reporting claims on both sides and digging into the still as-yet inexplicable cases.

To name a few of the most publicized, obvious allegations:

The fictitious flood at a Georgia precinct emptied the building of Republican observers while Democrats continued counting ballots.

Results were reversed in Antrim County, Michigan, after it first appeared Biden beat Trump in a landslide by 6,000 votes there. Michigan officials later blamed “user error” for the incorrect results and declared Trump actually won the county. The state blamed an Antrim County clerk for failing to properly “update software used to collect voting machine data.” The information got a second look because people who know the county thought the initial Biden landslide seemed unlikely.

A recount monitor flagged a 9,626-vote error in the hand recount in DeKalb County, Georgia, according to the chairman of the Georgia Republican Party in a declaration. One batch had 10,707 votes for Biden and 13 for Trump. But the true count was 1,081 for Biden and 13 for Trump. Two official counters had signed off on the miscounted batch.

A post-election audit and recount discovered memory cards with thousands of uncounted ballots, most of them for Trump, two weeks after the election: 508 in Walton County, 2,600 in Floyd County, and 2,755 in Fayette County. The discovery cut Biden’s lead in the state by more than 1,400 votes.

Voter fraud is not uncommon, and claims of voter fraud are not uncommon. For the media to pretend these issues come only from unhinged Trump supporters in 2020 is evidence of biased coverage.

On Nov. 18, Cobb County shredded white privacy envelopes for absentee ballots, which are required to be saved under Georgia law to show if each ballot arrived via mail on Nov. 18.

The Voter Integrity Project says 8,443 people who voted in Nevada did not meet the legal residency requirements.

1.8 million absentee ballots were mailed out for the 2020 election in Pennsylvania, but 2.5 million were counted, according to testimony at a Pennsylvania state hearing.

A truck driver for a subcontractor with the U.S. Postal Service claims that a trailer he was driving with as many a 288,000 ballots disappeared from its parked location at a Lancaster, Pa., USPS depot after he dropped it off. He says he transported them from New York.

A social worker at the Mexia State Supported Living Centers in Texas is charged with illegally submitting 67 voter registration applications for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities without signatures or meaningful consent, including some who are not eligible because they are totally mentally incapacitated.

A USPS subcontractor claims he was told the postal service planned to improperly backdate tens of thousands of ballots after the Nov. 3 election.

A disability service coordinator who works with adults in assisted living facilities and group homes in and around Milwaukee says every one of her more than 20 clients told her that they were either pressured to vote for Biden or had a vote cast for Biden before they ever had a chance to see their ballot.

The Trump campaign questions an estimated 238,420 ballots from two counties, Dane and Milwaukee, where election clerks filled in missing information on the certification envelope, where voters declared themselves “indefinitely confined,” and roughly 69,000 absentee ballots cast in person before Election Day. Biden won Wisconsin by about 20,000 votes.

Whether there are reasonable explanations for some or all of the hundreds, if not thousands, of allegations, a fair press would not have brushed them off on the front end when covering the January 6 events. It would at least give that side of the story its due in news reports for the sake of balance.

There is no dispute that voter fraud occurs. For anyone to pretend it's crazy to think that people in powerful positions wouldn't want to commit fraud to keep Trump from getting re-elected-- theirs is the position that doesn't seem reasonable.

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"Why would any state election official object to an independent forensic ballot audit if they really believe the 2020 elections were the fairest, cleanest, most accurate, and excellent election in American history?" David Farrar

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DECENT, HONEST PEOPLE WOULD CALL THIS "CHEATING." DEMOCRATS CALL IT “BALLOT HARVESTING.”

by SquirrelHill

Transcript:

CAMPAIGN AGENT: Hello. Ma'am. I'm here from the Herald Ben campaign. And I am here to assist you on your mail-in ballot.
I need you to check here for Herald ... unintelligible.
And I need you to sign here.
Thank you. Have a good day.
THE VOTER: Is this legal what you doing, baby?
CAMPAIGN AGENT: Yes Ma'am. We've done 400 already.

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Vernon Jones Says Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr Too Compromised...

...to Properly Investigate New Claims of Ballot Harvesting

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by Chris Butler  | The Tennessee Star | January 6, 2022

ATLANTA, Georgia – Republican and declared Georgia gubernatorial candidate Vernon Jones on Wednesday called on the federal government – and not State Attorney General Chris Carr – to investigate new claims of ballot harvesting during the 2020 election.

This, even though Jones and others allege that certain, unnamed individuals in Georgia broke state laws – and not federal ones.

Jones delivered the message at a press conference at the Georgia State Capitol.

"The reason I am asking the federal government to investigate this is that it is clear, and it is obvious that the attorney general recently endorsed the governor of this state, Brian Kemp, and embraced his position and denial of election fraud," Jones said.

He [Carr] compromised his independence by endorsing the governor. And this is going to be the very person who will investigate whether or not something took place. I would like to see a federal investigation to examine what happened."

According to Just the News, Georgia authorities are investigating an allegation of systematic ballot harvesting during the state's 2020 general election and subsequent U.S. Senate runoff. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger told the publication that state government officials might issue subpoenas in the case to secure evidence.

U.S. President Joe Biden appointed many Justice Department officials. The Georgia Star News asked Jones why he believes federal officials would investigate claims of ballot harvesting in a state that Biden won.

"Because I think and hope that the Republicans in the United States Congress, in both the House and the Senate, make it known to President Biden and Attorney General [Merrick]Garland," Jones said.

"He can come out and intimidate mama bears and papa bears who want to have input in their child's education at school. Why would he get involved in something like this that is totally bipartisan? It's for all voters. They should want to be involved if they support free, fair, and transparent elections."

At the press conference, Jones said he had documented at least one instance of a dropbox location not on public or municipal property, violating Georgia law. After the conference ended, Jones walked to Raffensperger's office to file an official complaint.

Jones, a Democrat-turned-Republican and political ally of former U.S. President Donald Trump, declared his candidacy for governor in April. At the time, Jones said Kemp's job performance, especially when it comes to ensuring "a free, fair, and transparent election," has fallen short.

According to Ballotpedia, Jones served in the Georgia House of Representatives as a Democrat between 2017 until January of 2021.

Vernon Jones' Endorsement of President Trump and resignation announcement.

 

On April 14, 2020, Jones publicly endorsed President Donald Trump (R) in his 2020 presidential re-election campaignThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that in doing so, Jones became "the first state elected Democratic official in Georgia to back [Trump's] bid for a second term." Jones said of the endorsement, "It's very simple to me. President Trump's handling of the economy, his support for historically black colleges, and his criminal justice initiatives drew me to endorse his campaign." In response, leaders of the Democratic caucus in the Georgia House of Representatives endorsed Rhonda Taylor, who declared her candidacy to challenge Jones in the Democratic primary for HD 91.

One week later, on April 22, Jones announced his intention to withdraw his candidacy for re-election and resign from the state legislature. He said in a statement, "I'm sick and tired of my family and me being attacked and harassed by the Democrat Party for putting my country before my party. I take pride in being an independent thinker. My first amendment right to freedom of speech is under siege. I intend to help the Democrat Party get rid of its bigotry against Black people that are independent and conservative." Jones continued to say, "Therefore, I intend not to complete my term effective: April 22, 2020."

In a radio interview following the announcement, Jones indicated that he did not intend to change his party affiliation: "I don't plan to leave the Democratic Party because somebody's got to be in there to hold them accountable."

On April 23, Jones announced that he had changed his mind and decided not to resign. He posted a video making this announcement on Twitter and said, "Yesterday, I announced my intentions to resign from my office. But shortly after that, the outpour of support I received was too great for me to ignore. I will not allow the Democrats to bully me into submission. I will not let them win. I will NOT resign." Jones' 2020 candidacy filing remained active at the time.

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"See 'Georgia GOP clash: Perdue files lawsuit against law allowing Kemp to raise unlimited funds'" David Farrar

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THE BREITBART ARTICLE | TRUE THE VOTE UPDATE

 

by Catherine Engelbrecht | True The Vote | August 29, 2021

Earlier this week, a document I'd written regarding one of our research projects made its way into an article published by Breitbart. It is about ballot trafficking. The report is accurate.

Ballot trafficking is one of three investigations undertaken by True the Vote in particular areas of interest. We have not spoken publicly of these investigations for various reasons, but primarily because the work is ongoing and time is short.

What follows is a brief statement about the ballot trafficking project, why we did what we did, what we are finding, and what comes next.  

This is just the beginning.

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What We Did

In late 2020, True the Vote engaged a select team of contractors and set out to determine whether widespread ballot trafficking was occurring as part of an organized criminal enterprise.

We'd watched the mass mail out of paper ballots to highly inaccurate voter records, the harried installation of ballot dropboxes privately funded by billionaire tech magnates, and the hundreds of legislative changes, lawsuits, and consent decrees that fundamentally altered election processes. All of it came together in 2020, under the fog of COVID. It was planned. It was purposeful.

Having studied the election process for decades, our team was well aware of the pitfalls associated with America's uniquely insecure approach to elections. We knew that attempts to prove certain types of election malfeasance would fail, so we chose instead to focus on the grifts that would necessarily leave trackable, provable data trails.

To test our trafficking theory, we acquired over ten trillion location-based cell signals in major metropolitan areas across six states. Initially, we worked with whistleblowers and witnesses, but soon enough, the data alone told the tale. Using mobile and GPS data, we mapped the travel patterns of ballot traffickers to ballot drop boxes.  

This tracking method is explained in great detail by The New York Times in a series they ran called The Privacy Project. They and others have published much about how mobile data was used to track President Trump and identify individuals at the January 6th event at the Capitol. Law enforcement uses this type of data routinely. So, lest anyone say we did anything untoward, let us be very clear, all of this data is regularly bought and sold, about all of us.

What We Found

Our findings reveal overwhelming evidence of ballot trafficking, some of which is highlighted in the article. We have much more.

All our research, including suspected locations where ballots were delivered, processed, and distributed, along with the individual devices associated, has been submitted in the form of a formal complaint, along with all data, to the FBI. Briefings have been provided to state law enforcement and political leadership in several states. These conversations will continue to broaden in the coming days.

We've also acquired over a petabyte of video surveillance data. The quality of this video is inferior overall; lighting is bad, cameras are poorly positioned, timestamps are manipulated, key timeframes are often missing. Nevertheless, we are working video by video, using proprietary AI-based code we've written to screen the over 100,000 clips in our possession. The result? We are successfully finding video evidence that corroborates the digital data and supports the need for full investigations by law enforcement.

Our novel approach offers never before seen insights into the exploitation of America's elections.

Figure 1: 24-hour Route in Georgia

This person’s route included stops at 5 organizations and 27 individual ballot drop boxes, traveling across 6 counties. Red dots represent ballot drop boxes, blue house icons (circled) represent targeted organizations, the blue line represents daily travel paths.

What Comes Next?

To date, law enforcement has not taken action.

Make no mistake, what we have found will be made known. If law enforcement doesn't initiate investigations, we have plans to release all data, all video, publicly.

So, that's where we are. This is a massive undertaking. And it continues. Once all six states are completed to the best of our ability, and if at that point law enforcement still has not acted, we will publicly release it all.

How long will that take? Hard to say. We could release what we have now. And we may. But if it serves the greater good to hold on a while longer, then that's the option we will take.

One way or another ballot trafficking will soon be exposed on a massive scale.

The question is - what will Americans do about it? Many improvements must be made, but in the end, they all start with you - and with me - with each of us as citizens. Each of us must invest time and attention in elections. Where to begin? Well … we know that bloated, inaccurate voter rolls are the fuel used to fire criminal manipulations of process. So, you can start by helping your county clean up its voter rolls.

We've built an app to automate citizen-led voter roll clean-up efforts called IV3. The plan was to launch this week, but we've pushed it out a few more days to first share all of the above information with you. Next week, we'll launch the app. It will be the first in a series of tools and supports to help citizens' restore election integrity.

Friends, this is it. It's time to roll up our sleeves and work. Set your mind now to serve in elections in your county. Once that's in order, reach out to others. True the Vote will be here to offer help every step of the way.

We're all in this together - and working together we really can true the vote. All is not lost. Stay engaged.

For Freedom.


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One Year Later, More Lingering Questions About January 6

 

by Julie Kelly | American Greatness | January 3, 2022

A bombshell report just published in Newsweek details an in-depth, secret operation conducted by the Justice Department before and during January 6. Contrary to the lamentations of FBI Director Christopher Wray that he wished his agency had had better resources to prevent the Capitol breach, hundreds of elite forces under Wray’s authority were on stand-by days just before the protest and even on the ground as it happened.

The “shadowy commandos” stationed at Quantico, home of the FBI Academy, on January 2, 2021, included the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team and SWAT teams. 

“On the morning of January 6, most of these forces staged closer to downtown Washington, particularly after intelligence was received indicating a possible threat to FBI headquarters building or the FBI’s Washington Field Office,” Newsweek investigative reporter William M. Arkin wrote. “FBI tactical teams arrived on Capitol Hill early in the day to assist in the collection of evidence at sites—including the Republican and Democrat party national headquarters—where explosive devices were found. FBI SWAT teams and snipers were deployed to secure nearby congressional office buildings. Other FBI agents provided selective security around the U.S. Capitol and protection to congressional members and staff.”

According to the report, an FBI tactical team entered the building immediately after protesters did, which was shortly after 2 p.m.

To the casual reader, news that the nation’s top law enforcement agency prepared ahead of time to combat possible violence on January 6 is reassuring. But to anyone who has closely followed the hyperpartisan activity of the FBI over the past several years, the article reads more like a confession, confirming deep suspicions that the FBI played an instrumental role in prompting the events of that day rather than act as a legitimate police force helping to keep lawmakers and American citizens safe.

Those suspicions are not without merit. In September, the New York Times confirmed that at least two FBI informants had infiltrated the Proud Boys, an alleged “militia group” that breached the Capitol that day. Defense attorneys disclosed in court documents that FBI agents were in the crowd.

The Justice Department’s scandal-ridden prosecution of several men charged with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 continues to reveal disturbing details of how the FBI concocted the plot and managed every aspect until the end. More than a dozen informants and undercover agents executed the scheme—one FBI asset per defendant. Prosecutors continue to tie the kidnapping plot and January 6 together, a legal strategy that could backfire big-time for federal prosecutors.

And, more importantly, several agitators on January 6, including Ray Epps and Stewart Rhodes, who is “Person 1” in the multi-defendant conspiracy case against the Oath Keepers, still have not been charged; neither have dozens of protesters photographed wearing neon orange hats and electrical tape that day.

So as the nation approaches the first anniversary of what Democrats and the Biden regime insist was an attack as grave as 9/11, the top unanswered question is—what did the FBI do, and when did it do it?

At least one Republican congressman has already confronted Attorney General Merrick Garland about the FBI’s involvement on January 6. 

Playing a recording of Epps on the night of January 5 and on two other occasions on January 6 when he implored people to go “into the Capitol,” U.S. Representative Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) asked Garland what he knew about his department’s participation in the Capitol protest. “Can you tell us without talking about particular videos how many agents or assets of the government were present on January 6? Whether they agitated to go into the Capitol? And if any of them did?” 

Garland, citing privacy concerns about an ongoing investigation, refused to answer.

But Republicans have a duty to insist on getting the answers. The FBI is a corrupt body that has lost the trust of many Americans, including Republicans who’ve historically supported the bureau. If the FBI infiltrated political groups months ahead of the protest, orchestrated travel plans, and instigated criminal behavior as the FBI apparently did in the Whitmer plot, the American people deserve to know.

More questions demand answers, including:

  • Why does the government continue to conceal 14,000 hours of surveillance video taken inside and outside the Capitol building on January 6? As Wray concluded, if the “attack” was indeed an act of domestic terror, the public should see every minute of the footage. Instead, the Justice Department continues to petition the court to keep every clip under a protective order with limited access even to defendants and their attorneys.
  • Who planted the alleged pipe bombs outside the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee headquarters on the evening of January 5? Considering the excessive powers the FBI has used to hunt down Capitol trespassers, including geofence warrants to collect cell phone data of everyone in the city that day, it’s inexplicable that the perpetrator has not been caught and charged—unless, of course, the perpetrator was a fed. That scare prompted the first set of evacuations right as Trump finished his speech at the Ellipse the next day.
  • Who gave the D.C. and Capitol police orders to assault protesters with explosive devices such as flashbangs, pepper balls, rubber bullets, and chemical spray? The unwarranted attacks led to most of the confrontations between police and protesters, resulting in more than 100 charges of assaulting police officers against Capitol protesters. At the same time, the government is concealing the names of officers involved in the alleged attacks, contending they are crime victims and require privacy.
  • Who are the officers who beat, punched, stomped, and maced women inside the lower west terrace tunnel that afternoon? One of the women, Victoria White, faces numerous criminal charges, but her brutal attackers have not been identified or charged. In any other case of police brutality, the names of the officers would be released almost immediately. But once again, the rules are different for January 6.
  • Where is the report on the internal investigation into Michael Byrd, the Capitol cop who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt and remains on the force to this day?
  • Who are the officers who let hundreds of people into the building that afternoon?
  • Why did House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser reject offers for thousands of National Guard soldiers to assist with security on January 6? 
  • Where is the full autopsy report on Rosanne Boyland, one of two women who died on January 6? The D.C. coroner claimed she died of an accidental drug overdose. Still, video and eyewitness accounts support a more sinister culprit: that police contributed to—if not caused—her death at the age of 34. Capitol police officers Aquilino Gonell and Harry Dunn testified that they handled her body before she was officially pronounced dead that evening around 6:00 p.m. What did they do?

Unfortunately, with a few exceptions, Republicans in Washington have shown no appetite for exposing the truth about January 6. Republican senators have remained completely silent except to go along with the “armed insurrection” narrative. Only a handful of Republican House members have called out the Justice Department’s abusive investigation and political prison.

Democrats have the upper hand for now. If Republicans take over Congress next year, they must demand a full investigation under a new January 6 select committee. If the Capitol protest was an inside job, as it increasingly appears, the American people are entitled to know the truth.

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'Let's go Brandon' father who trolled Biden says 2020 election was '100% stolen'

by Daniel Chaitin, Deputy News Editor | Washington Examiner | December 27, 2021

An Oregon man who trolled President Joe Biden on Christmas Eve by saying "Let's go Brandon" at the end of a NORAD Santa tracker call says the 2020 presidential election was "100% stolen."

Jared Schmeck, a 35-year-old father of four in Central Point, Oregon, talked about the now-viral moment with Trump ally Steve Bannon on his War Room podcast on Monday.

Schmeck told Bannon some media reports falsely claim he does not support former President Donald Trump.

“Donald Trump is my president, and he should still be president right now. The election was 100% stolen. So, I just want to make that clear," he said.

 

The comment falls in line with what Trump and his allies have claimed for more than a year now despite elections officials on the federal, state, and local levels saying they have found no evidence of widespread fraud that would overturn the contest.

Schmeck previously said he is not a "Trumper" but a "free-thinking American and follower of Jesus Christ," according to a Christmas Day report by the Oregonian/OregonLive. Schmeck works for an electric company and is a former Medford police officer who resigned in July 2018 after six years,according to the,according to the Oregonian which noted he declined to say why he left the force.

The comment falls in line with what Trump and his allies have claimed for more than a year now despite elections officials on the federal, state, and local levels saying they have found no evidence of widespread fraud that would overturn the contest.

Schmeck previously said he is not a "Trumper" but a "free-thinking American and follower of Jesus Christ," according to a Christmas Day report by the Oregonian/OregonLive. Schmeck works for an electric company and is a former Medford police officer who resigned in July 2018 after six years, according to the Oregonian, which noted he declined to say why he left the force.

The comment falls in line with what Trump and his allies have claimed for more than a year now despite elections officials on the federal, state, and local levels saying they have found no evidence of widespread fraud that would overturn the contest.

Schmeck previously said he is not a "Trumper" but a "free-thinking American and follower of Jesus Christ," according to a Christmas Day report by the Oregonian/OregonLive. Schmeck works for an electric company and is a former Medford police officer who resigned in July 2018 after six years, according to the Oregonian, which noted he declined to say why he left the force.

The comment falls in line with what Trump and his allies have claimed for more than a year now despite elections officials on the federal, state, and local levels saying they have found no evidence of widespread fraud that would overturn the contest.

Schmeck previously said he is not a "Trumper" but a "free-thinking American and follower of Jesus Christ," according to a Christmas Day report by the Oregonian/OregonLive. Schmeck works for an electric company and is a former Medford police officer who resigned in July 2018 after six years, according to the Oregonian, which noted he declined to say why he left the force.

The comment falls in line with what Trump and his allies have claimed for more than a year now despite elections officials on the federal, state, and local levels saying they have found no evidence of widespread fraud that would overturn the contest.

Schmeck previously said he is not a "Trumper" but a "free-thinking American and follower of Jesus Christ," according to a Christmas Day report by the OregonianOregonLive. Schmeck works for an electric company and is a former Medford police officer who resigned in July 2018 after six years, according to the Oregonian, which noted he declined to say why he left the force.

The comment falls in line with what Trump and his allies have claimed for more than a year now despite elections officials on the federal, state, and local levels saying they have found no evidence of widespread fraud that would overturn the contest.

Schmeck previously said he is not a "Trumper" but a "free-thinking American and follower of Jesus Christ," according to a Christmas Day report by the Oregonian/OregonLive. Schmeck works for an electric company and is a former Medford police officer who resigned in July 2018 after six years, according to the Oregonian, which noted he declined to say why he left the force.

The comment falls in line with what Trump and his allies have claimed for more than a year now despite elections officials on the federal, state, and local levels saying they have found no evidence of widespread fraud that would overturn the contest.

Schmeck previously said he is not a "Trumper" but a "free-thinking American and follower of Jesus Christ," according to a Christmas Day report by the Oregonian/OregonLive. Schmeck works for an electric company and is a former Medford police officer who resigned in July 2018 after six years, according to the Oregonian, which noted he declined to say why he left the force.

The comment falls in line with what Trump and his allies have claimed for more than a year now despite elections officials on the federal, state, and local levels saying they have found no evidence of widespread fraud that would overturn the contest.

Schmeck previously said he is not a "Trumper" but a "free-thinking American and follower of Jesus Christ," according to a Christmas Day report by the Oregonian/OregonLive. Schmeck works for an electric company and is a former Medford police officer who resigned in July 2018 after six years, according to the Oregonian, which noted he declined to say why he left the force.

The comment falls in line with what Trump and his allies have claimed for more than a year now despite elections officials on the federal, state, and local levels saying they have found no evidence of widespread fraud that would overturn the contest.

Schmeck previously said he is not a "Trumper" but a "free-thinking American and follower of Jesus Christ," according to a Christmas Day report by the Oregonian/OregonLive. Schmeck works for an electric company and is a former Medford police officer who resigned in July 2018 after six years, according to the Oregonian, which noted he declined to say why he left the force.

The comment falls in line with what Trump and his allies have claimed for more than a year now despite elections officials on the federal, state, and local levels saying they have found no evidence of widespread fraud that would overturn the contest.

Schmeck previously said he is not a "Trumper" but a "free-thinking American and follower of Jesus Christ," according to a Christmas Day report by the Oregonian/OregonLive. Schmeck works for an electric company and is a former Medford police officer who resigned in July 2018 after six years, according to the Oregonian, which noted he declined to say why he left the force.

 

Rumble — ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Dad Speaks Out

Schmeck, who donned a "Make America Great Again" hat for his interview with Bannon, similarly spoke of his faith in this interview.

“I am a Christian man," he said. "For me, it’s God first and foremost. I don’t follow any one man blindly."

The "Let's go Brandon" phrase originated on Oct. 2 after an interview between an NBC News sports reporter and Brandon Brown, a NASCAR driver. NASCAR fans behind the reporter chanted, "F*** Joe Biden," but the reporter thought they were saying, "Let's go Brandon."

Schmeck said he did not actually expect to get on the phone with Biden and first lady Jill Biden, but once he did, he wanted to voice his "disapproval" with the president and his administration. He cited issues such as the Afghanistan withdrawal, abortion policies, and the economy as underlying frustrations.

Schmeck also told Bannon he is receiving messages of support but also "threats" on his phone.

"I know they are trying to get to me. I know they're trying to get to me. They're trying to get to my family, my place of business. And it's not going to work. They can keep trying, but at the end of the day, this is too big a deal," he said.

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Fulton County 2020 Absentee Ballot Results Were Physically Impossible and Files Were Modified

by Joe Hoft | Gateway Pundit | December 23, 2021

The following report summarizes an analysis of 2020 Election ballots scanned in Fulton County.   This exclusive report uncovered thousands of questionable ballots.  

There are numerous questions related to what happened in the State Farm Arena in Fulton County, Georgia, during the 2020 Election.  The Arena was used as the Fulton County ballot processing center and is where reportedly all 148,318 absentee ballots were scanned.

Ballots processed in the Arena were expected to be authenticated first.  Voters were to be identified on voter logs and then signature verification was to occur.  The ballots were then separated from their envelopes and arranged in batches of approximately 100.  Each batch was then scanned using one of the five Cannon DR-G2140 high-speed machines [as observed in video from the Arena on Election night.]  The image of each ballot was simultaneously created and saved.

As a result of a previous lawsuit, Fulton County produced scanned absentee ballot image files which were then made public and have been under review by various individuals and groups.

One individual examining the data (RonC) identified something he could not explain.  The image files have timestamps that are recorded as the ballots are being scanned.  Those timestamps reveal that the image files were created faster than the physical capacity of the scanners used in the process.  In many cases, several times faster.

The manual for the Cannon DR-G2140 lists the specifications on page 23

The manual shows the machine has a maximum capability of scanning up to 140 document sheets per minute, or roughly 2.3 pages per second.  This rate is based on scanning standard 8 ½ X 11-inch paper.  The absentee ballots are more than one and a half times this length at 18 inches long.

Using the State Farm Arena surveillance video, a group of professionals analyzing the data measured the actual realized scan times, which averaged approximately 80 seconds per batch (under perfect conditions with no paper jams or complications), which equates to approximately 1.25 ballots per second.

However, the image timestamps show something different.  Below is a spreadsheet of sample data that has the timestamp of each ballot image as it was created.  This information came from Fulton County and was produced in the court case above.

Below is image data of actual ballots scanned by unit 5162 on 11-05-2020.

The timestamps in the red boxes above show 8 ballots scanned in the same second, followed by 6 ballots in the very next second.  Fourteen ballots in 2 seconds!?!?

This shows that the ballot images were created at a physically IMPOSSIBLE speed.

 

These results are not possible.

 

The same scenario is replete throughout the image files and affects thousands of ballots.  These results certainly aren't expected or "normal."

The group of professionals talked to several experts about these anomalies.  Given the specifics, such as the files being saved on Ethernet-connected, high-performance network drives, and other specific technical parameters of the arrangement, there remains no clear and justifiable cause for these timestamps.  Even if one considers lag-time, buffering, or some type of computer processor or network-caused "ebb and flow," it does not explain the impossible scan times, even when averaging all images in each batch.

There's more.  If we expand the same dataset to include the modified file timestamps, we reveal additional problems:

The only instance in which a ballot image file should be modified is if it has gone through the adjudication process.  Adjudication is when the machine cannot determine voters' selections for various reasons. The ballot should be sent to a bi-partisan team that looks at the markings and attempts to interpret the voter's intent.  The team votes, and if they agree, the original image is supplemented to reflect the decision.

The modified timestamps shown above reveal that all of the files were modified.

 

 

Again, the ballot images should not be modified unless processed for adjudication.  Adjudication should only be used only in rare circumstances.  [We're not sure of the official percent, but we believe adjudication should only occur in less than 2% of all ballots processed.] Perhaps there is a reasonable explanation for all of these ballots being adjudicated.  Maybe this was caused by a technicality only affecting these ballots?  But the images appear to have been all modified simultaneously and within only one hour of scanning.

If we zoom out to the 30,000-foot level and look at all batches from the same scanner as shown below, we see a much larger problem.  First, all batches have been modified, as shown on the far right. The scan times for each batch are in yellow, and the numbers shown in red are the amount of time (hours) between when the batch was scanned and when the batch was modified.

For example, batch 001 was finished being scanned at 1:51 pm on 10/22.  That same batch was modified 192 hours later at 1:38 pm on 10/30.

 

 

 

The batch was scanned and then modified 8 DAYS LATER.

On scanner 5150, 44 batches were modified between 3 to 8 days after being scanned.  Not only is such a large window of time used to process ballots inexplicable, but it is also unacceptable.  Unfortunately, these findings show extreme variations in the process, are widespread, and cannot be dismissed or ignored.

Important is the last four batches shown on the page had 0 hours between the scan time and modification time.  The last four batches scanned were modified before the previous 44 batches.  This removes the possibility of some type of consistent procedure or forced process causing the modification of all batches on the same date.

Remember, the findings above only show the anomalies associated with one of the five machines used to scan absentee ballots. This process continued until November 5.  (More to come soon on the significance of the time between scanning and file modification time.)

Attempting to seek understanding and answers for his findings, RonC went to the logical government entity charged with such matters- the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections (BRE).

RonC summarized his findings in an email that detailed the scan speed and image file modification issues.  The BRE then sought answers from the County Elections Director, Rick Barron.  The email below shows Mr. Barron's response to the board:

There are four primary takeaways from Mr. Barron's email.

First, it's evident that Mr. Barron felt the same about the impossible scanning speed and went so far as to describe RonC's finding as "bizarre."  The problem is this was not simply a "claim" as characterized by Mr. Barron, rather a factual observation of Fulton County's data.

Secondly, Mr. Barron directly states: "You can't modify ballot images that aren't adjudicated." Again, he affirms our understanding and expectations.

Third, he states that the equipment is proprietary, and the security manuals are not available.  In his defense, Mr. Barron probably referenced the election system as a whole or in a general connotation; however, the scanners used were Cannon consumer-off-the-shelf machines that can be purchased through numerous retailers.

Finally, we did follow Mr. Barron's advice to observe the scanners in operation by watching the State Farm Arena surveillance video.  He was correct; the scanners are slow.  They are so slow that the ballot images produced by the scanner are created faster than the machine can scan the ballots, and that truly is "bizarre."

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Here’s Why the Georgia Senate Refused to Decertify the 2020 Election Results

by  | The Beltway Report  | December 17, 2021

The corrupt mainstream media continue to promote narratives that push blatant lies. One of the most obvious is their denouncement of escalating evidence proving that the 2020 Presidential Election was stolen. It was a fraud, and so too were other races.

Investigations across multiple key “swing states” continue to divulge mounds of proof. Arizona lawmakers have uncovered enough fraudulent votes to overturn Joe Biden’s bogus victory in their state. The same thing is happening in Michigan and Pennsylvania as well.

 

However, no one will act on these startling revelations. In Georgia, the same types of befuddling events are happening. Nevertheless, the reasons behind a failure to decertify an obviously fraudulent election may have become a lot clearer.

The Georgia Senate, including weak-kneed GOP Governor Brian Kemp, allowed a blatant fraud to be certified to save their own political hides. We must also consider how voter fraud stole a U.S. Senate race from a Republican candidate.

David Perdue was running to retain his Georgia U.S. Senate seat. Perdue was defeated in a so-called “run-off election.” Jon Ossoff is a 34-year-old former documentary film producer. He is a radical liberal who somehow managed to pull off a victory over an incumbent.

Astonishingly, Ossoff’s supposed victory came in a predominantly conservative part of a conservative state. It seemed like a rather unlikely upset. It was. Now a former Senator, Perdue sued, claiming the results of his run-off election and the 2020 Presidential vote was a sham.

Perdue’s legal team produced evidence of thousands of “absentee ballots” scanned multiple times. Each of these ballots was for a Democrat, especially Joe Biden. Perdue also showed evidence that over 16,000 votes for President Trump left uncounted.

Joe Biden stole the Electoral College votes for Georgia by less than 12,000 votes. David Perdue knew there was fraud in both his attempt to retain his seat, plus President Trump’s valiant efforts to secure a second term.

David Perdue’s pursuit of the truth has pitted him against many of the weak Georgia state GOP’s. The weakest is current Governor Kemp. To show his solidarity with President Trump and his adamant pursuit of justice, Perdue has announced he will run against Kemp.

Republican Georgia Senate members even sent Perdue a letter asking him not to run. Why would they do that? Why would a party ask one of its strongest, most dedicated members not to seek an office? They know something, and it’s not good.

Through some nefarious back channels, liberal Democrats have gotten to Brian Kemp. This corruption has bled into the Georgia Senate and, most likely, the House. They cannot afford for someone motivated to expose voter fraud to be elected Georgia’s governor.

David Perdue’s ascension to the governorship in Georgia would expose the Georgia GOP’s lack of courage and conviction. It would also prove two things to be true. Jon Ossoff stole his U.S. Senate seat. Such would expose their own culpability.

However, and worst of all, Joe Biden stole the 2020 Presidential Election. If elected Georgia’s governor, David Perdue will help prove both to be true. His victory will also prove something else. It will prove corrupt politicians, regardless of party affiliation, will lie to cover their own hide. That’s why the Georgia Senate didn’t vote to decertify the obviously corrupt 2020 election.

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"But wait a minute! How could that be? Erick Erickson has told us three-quarters of the Republicans in the Georgia General Assembly are sycophants of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

"Why wouldn't the Georgia Chamber of Commerce support an independent, forensic audit of the 2020 presidential and senatorial election results if they know there were less than 12,000 fraudulent votes cast in that election?" David Farrar

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Poll: Trump-Backed David Perdue Takes Commanding Lead Over Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in Primary

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by  Matthew Boyle | Breitbart | December 13, 2021

 ATLANTA, Georgia — Former Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), who is backed by former President Donald Trump in his gubernatorial bid, holds a sizable lead early in his campaign over Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a poll from Trump’s pollster Tony Fabrizio provided exclusively to Breitbart News shows.

The headline of the polling memo—“Perdue Primed to Defeat Kemp”—says it all. “We found that incumbent Governor Brian Kemp has overstayed his welcome with the Republican electorate and a plurality back another candidate, chiefly David Perdue,” the polling memo states. “Furthermore, President Trump’s endorsement of Sen. Perdue serves to further solidify his advantage over Brian Kemp.”

In a hypothetical head-to-head matchup with Kemp, Perdue already leads 47 percent to 44 percent with 9 percent undecided.

When survey respondents are informed that Trump has endorsed Perdue, that lead skyrockets to a 22 percent advantage for Perdue—with Perdue at 56 percent and Kemp at just 34 percent and 10 percent undecided.

A hypothetical full ballot question where respondents are told of Trump’s endorsement of Perdue and where former Democrat state Sen. Vernon Jones—who switched parties and joined the GOP over Trump—as well other candidates Kandiss Taylor and Jonathan Garcia remain in the race, Perdue still leads Kemp by sizable double-digit margins. In that scenario, Perdue is at 46 percent and Kemp is at 32 percent—a 14 point lead for Perdue—while Jones is at 9 percent, Taylor at 2 percent, and Garcia at less than a percent while 11 percent are undecided.

The survey of 800 likely GOP primary voters was conducted by Trump’s pollster Fabrizio, Lee, and Associates for the Perdue for Governor campaign from Dec. 7 to Dec. 9 and has a margin of error of 3.46 percent.

FILE – In this April 3, 2021, file photo, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp listens to a question during a news conference at the State Capitol in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

What’s more, the survey also asked respondents about their thoughts on the 2020 election in Georgia, and only 7 percent said they believed this statement: “Joe Biden won the election, which was fair with no fraud or irregularities.” Twenty-eight percent believed this statement: “While there is evidence of some fraud and irregularities, Joe Biden still won the election.” The vast majority, 63 percent, said they agreed with this statement: “The election was stolen from Donald Trump through widespread election fraud.” Only 1 percent said they didn’t know or refused to answer.

Perdue jumped in the race early last week, and almost immediately Trump endorsed him. Trump has feuded with Kemp since the election last year, arguing that the Georgia governor he backed in 2018’s election battle both in the primary and general was insufficiently loyal to him as the now former president challenged election results throughout Georgia.

Perdue, in an appearance on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel this weekend, bashed Kemp as someone who “gave away the election process to Stacey Abrams in 2020 and has lost the confidence of our party, and I just don’t see any way that he can beat Stacey Abrams.”

FILE- In this May 22, 2018, file photo Georgia’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams waves in Atlanta. Abrams is trying to reach voters who don’t usually vote in midterm elections in the hopes to drive up turnout in her race against Republican Brian Kemp. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Abrams, the 2018 Democrat nominee for governor who lost the election that year to Kemp but still has not conceded she lost, is running again in 2022. Whoever wins between Kemp and Perdue in the GOP primary will face Abrams in the general election in November. Kemp, in an interview with Fox News’s Bret Baier, fired back at Perdue saying he “lost to a 33-year-old nobody” in now Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-GA) who beat Perdue in the runoff earlier this year officially handing the U.S. Senate majority to the Democrats. “While David Perdue was at home playing golf for the last nine months, we passed the election integrity act,” Kemp added.

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Whistleblower letter alleges thousands of fraudulent votes in Pima County, Arizona

by Sophie Mann | Just the News | December 15, 2021

The letter addressed to DOJ was read into the record at a recent election integrity hearing.

A letter written last year by an anonymous whistleblower in Pima County, Arizona, and addressed to the DOJ was read into the record at an “ad hoc” election integrity hearing in Tucson on Monday.

The letter, dated Nov. 10, 2020, and addressed to the Criminal Division of the Justice Department, describes a plan orchestrated by the Pima County Recorder and Democratic Party to add approximately 35,000 fraudulent votes to the vote total of each Democratic candidate on the ballot in Pima. The text of the letter, which Just the News confirmed was read at the hearing by state Rep. Mark Finchem, reads as follows:

Please be advised the Pima County Recorder, located at 240 N. Stone Avenue in Tucson, Arizona, 85701 in Pima County, Arizona, and the Democrat Party added fraud votes. In the initial count of the vote by mail (VBM) totals released at 8 pm on November 3, 2020, There are approximately 35,000 fraud votes added to each Democrat candidates’ vote totals. Candidates impacted include County, State, and Federal Election candidates. Through the utilization of the automated ballot count machines in Pima County Elections, My understanding is that 35,000 was embedded into each Democrat candidates’ total votes. Below are the meeting notes.
In a meeting I was invited to by the Democrat party in Pima County, Arizona on September 10, 2020, no phones or recording devices were allowed. A presentation was given including detailed plans to embed 35,000 votes in a spread configured distribution to each Democrat candidate’s vote totals. 
When I asked, “How in the world would 35,000 votes be kept hidden, or from being discovered?” It was stated that spread distribution will be embedded across the total registered vote range and will not exceed the registered voter count. And the 35,000 was determined allowable for Pima County based on our county registered voter count.
It was also stated total voter turnout versus total registered voters determined how many votes we can embed. The embedding will also adjust based on voter turnout. Because the embedded votes are distributed sporadically, all embedded votes will not be found if audited because embeds are in groups of approximately 1,000. This is so the County Recorder can declare an oversight issue or error, as a group of 1,000 is a normal and acceptable error. 
Maricopa County’s embed totals will be substantially larger than Pima, due to embeds being calculated based on the total number of registered voters. When I asked, “Has this ever been tested, and how do we know it works?” the response was, yes, this has been tested and has shown significant success in Arizona judicial retention elections, since 2014. Even undetectable in post audits because no candidate will spend the kind of funds needed to audit and contact voters to verify votes and the full potential of the total registered voters, which is more than 500,000 registered voters. This year our Secretary of State has removed precinct level detail from election night releases, so candidates can’t see precinct over-votes.
 
This is what I have from this meeting. Just thought I’d report this. Not sure if you can do anything since I was unable to have a recording device at this meeting. Thank You.

During Monday's hearing, a slate of speakers provided testimony about alleged voting irregularities that took place in the southern Arizona county of roughly 1 million people during the 2020 election.

Based on the anonymous letter, Finchem said lawmakers had been able to conduct a "very quiet, but fruitful investigation."

On the status of that investigation, he told Just the News: "It appears there is ample evidence that the allegation is true, but the canvassing and census work will continue, it is not yet complete."

He added: "The fact that it was sent to the criminal division of the department of justice certainly supports the notion that people don’t usually make false police reports about such matters."

Mark Evans, the manager of the Pima County communications office, however, doubted the legitimacy