Memo to Democrats: Most European Governments Require Voter ID and Ban Absentee Voting

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The pandemic provided Democrats with the perfect excuse to loosen voting laws and to expand mail-in voting across the U.S. They were so delighted with the result, they’ve been on a crusade to make these dangerous measures permanent ever since.

The left claims the voting reform laws recently passed in Georgia and Florida to curb the abuses that many of us believe led to widespread fraud in the November 2020 election, as racist.

President Joe Biden has referred to Georgia’s requirement of voter ID for absentee ballots as an “atrocity.” He called the law “Jim Crow in the 21st Century” and “a blatant attack on the Constitution,” according to the BBC.

RealClearInvestigations‘ John R. Lott, Jr. is the president of the Crime Prevention Research Center. His organization recently put together a database of worldwide voting rules which quite clearly shows that U.S. voting requirements are among the most lenient. He summarized his findings in an article entitled, “America the Outlier: Voter Photo IDs Are the Rule in Europe and Elsewhere.”

Contrary to what the Democrats would have us believe, most countries require voters to show identification before casting a ballot. Lott found that “election integrity measures [voter ID requirements] are widely accepted globally, and have often been adopted by countries after they’ve experienced fraud under looser voting regimes.”

Furthermore, Lott learned that, in some countries, a driver’s license is deemed to be an insufficient form of ID. “The Czech Republic and Russia require passports or military-issued IDs and others use national identity cards. Others go even further: Colombia and Mexico each require a biometric ID to cast a ballot.”

“Of 47 nations surveyed in Europe — a place where, on other matters, American progressives often look to with envy — all but one country requires a government-issued photo voter ID to vote.” Lott notes that “The exception is the U.K., and even there, voter IDs are mandatory in Northern Ireland for all elections and in parts of England for local elections. Moreover, [UK Prime Minister] Boris Johnson’s government recently introduced legislation to have the rest of the country follow suit.”

In fact, Lott cites a recent comment from the deputy leader of the Scottish National Party, Kirsten Oswald, that sounds remarkably familiar to the attacks lobbed at Republicans in the U.S.

Oswald claimed that “Boris Johnson’s Trump-like plans to disenfranchise thousands of voters across Scotland and the UK are an act of blatant Tory voter suppression – and must be stopped.” She opined, “There is a very real danger that many lower income, ethnic minority and younger people will be prevented from voting to fix a problem that doesn’t exist. These laws are designed to suppress votes among groups that traditionally vote against the Tories. It’s a disgrace.”

And, like many progressives in the U.S., she would like to open up voting to 16 and 17-year-olds, “refugees and foreign nationals with leave to remain.”

The rest of the world views the practice of mail-in voting even more harshly than the U.S. Lott discovered that “74 percent of European countries entirely ban absentee voting for citizens who reside domestically. Another 6% limit it to those hospitalized or in the military, and they require third-party verification and a photo voter ID. Another 15% require a photo ID for absentee voting.”

Although voter IDs are not required in Japan, Lott explains the Japanese government “provides each voter with tickets that bear unique bar codes. If the voter loses the ticket or accidentally brings the ticket for another family member, polling staff verifies the voter’s name and address using a computer with access to the city’s database.” In that case, the voter would be required to show “government-issued photo identification.”

As I see it, having to present a ticket with a unique bar code is a variation on a voter ID requirement. It’s simply a different way to ensure that one citizen gets one vote.

New Zealand also provides its citizens with a unique code.

According to Lott, “Australia has by far the loosest rules. …  a photo ID is required to register to vote” only.

I would be willing to bet that before too long, after witnessing the problems created in the U.S. by lax voter ID requirements, the Australians tighten up their rules.

Most developed countries, Lott says, did not enact emergency voting measures because of the pandemic. Poland was an exception. They allowed universal mail-in ballots. “Poland’s rushed plan played out so poorly it dissuaded other countries from following suit.”

The Democrats’ argument that asking a voter to show ID is racist, as I see it, is itself racist, and I’m surprised that minorities don’t criticize them for it. It implies that minority voters are too dumb and too incapable to obtain an ID. How racist is that?

Asking a voter to prove that they are who they say they are is essential for election integrity. Those who oppose voter ID laws do so only because it opens up the opportunity for voter fraud. I am convinced that the unprecedented expansion of mail-in voting and the loss of accountability that followed, cost former President Donald Trump the presidency.

Democrats often point to the super progressive governments of European countries as something the U.S. should emulate. With the exception of the U.K. which is in the process of passing voter ID legislation, all European governments require voters to show IDs at the ballot box. There’s a reason for that – Europe values secure elections.

Next time a liberal begins criticizing voter ID requirements, show them Lott’s article.

Audit Fever! Pennsylvania Sends Delegation to Tour the Maricopa County, AZ Audit Site

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Reporting from the floor of the Maricopa County, Arizona forensic audit on Tuesday, OANN’s Christina Bobb told viewers a delegation from Pennsylvania had arrived on Tuesday and for a tour of the audit on Wednesday.

“They’ve expressed interest in the Arizona audit and possibly replicating this in Pennsylvania. … They are getting a behind the scene tour tomorrow. … They’re going to get to hear from the auditors exactly what is happening,” Bobb said.

“Of course, there’s been a lot of criticism of this audit. So, they have concerns that they want to see addressed, namely, is voter integrity maintained? Is the secret ballot maintained? Is there any way the audit could be disparaging to any demographic?”

“So, this is going to be an opportunity for them to get out exactly what’s happening in Arizona. If they like what they see, take it back to Pennsylvania.”

“I’ve heard a lot of rumblings,” she said. “We’ve heard from the senators that they are getting accolades from around the country and many other states are reaching out to them congratulating them on the work that they’re doing and thanking them for continuing the fight and staying in the fight. And I think that they realize the Senate was honest and real when they said, hey, we welcome any states to come look at this.”

This is good news indeed.

 

There were many allegations of election fraud in Pennsylvania. For starters, there were 202,377 more ballots cast than voters who voted statewide, and 170,830 more ballots cast than voters who voted in the presidential race.

Source: Pennsylvania State Rep. Russ Diamond’s website.

 

An organization called Audit the Vote PA, whose statistics I could not verify, presented some alarming irregularities including:

1,823,148 mail-in ballots were sent out and 2,589,242 were sent back

21,000 confirmed dead voters

Over 300,000 voter registrations removed from the SURE system after November 3

Canvassing effort in Montgomery County found 78,000 phantom votes

Over 10,000 people voted by mail whose ID doesn’t exist in the SURE system

Over 29,000 Duplicate Registrations

7,857 Registrations whose DOB changed in 2020

55,823 voters backfilled into the SURE system

15,000 mail-in ballots sent out of state

These are the same types of irregularities that have been reported in other swing states.

On November 25, 2020, a hearing was held before the Pennsylvania State Senate and President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, to hear the stories of election observers who had allegedly witnessed fraud over the course of their service. It’s 3.5 hours long. I actually watched the whole video at the time and found it riveting.

If you have time to listen to only one testimony, listen to Gregory Stentstrom whose testimony begins at 46:45 in the video below.

Justin Kweder: attorney, Philadelphia (testimony starts at 31:20)

Kim Peterson: Philadelphia (testimony starts at 38:15)

Leah Hoopes: Delaware County (testimony starts at 40:50)

Gregory Stentstrom: data scientist, retired Naval officer, security expert, Delaware County (testimony starts at 46:45)  ***

Texas House Democrats’ Walkout Exposes The Entire Party as Frauds

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In contrast to the Democrats’ complete lock on power in Washington, D.C., Texas Republicans control the governorship, the state Senate and the state House. That’s why passing the Election Integrity and Bail Reform bills over the weekend was expected to be a layup.

Traumatized by the GOP’s plan to end “necessities” such as 24-hour voting and drive-up voting centers, Texas Democrats were adamantly opposed to this legislation. They are well aware that the emergency measures put in place because of the pandemic handed Biden the presidency. They were never intended to be made permanent although Democrats hoped they would.

But, of course, they portray this bill as the Republicans’ attempt to suppress the minority vote because we are all racists.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the Texas Senate debated the bill through the night on Saturday, finally passing it early Sunday morning. At that point, the state House took up debate. The House was required to vote on the measure by midnight (on Sunday) when the legislative session would end.

About an hour before the deadline, House Democrats walked off the floor, thus denying the Republican-controlled chamber a quorum and killing the bill – for the time being.

Following this stunt, state Rep. Chris Turner, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, told reporters, “Democrats used the last tool available to us. We denied them a quorum and we killed that bill.”

The Republican House Speaker Dade Phelan clearly saw the situation differently. He said, “Texans shouldn’t have to pay the consequences of these members’ actions—or in this case, inaction—especially at a time when a majority of Texans have exhibited clear and express support for making our elections stronger and more secure.”

Needless to say, Democrats throughout the country applauded the Texas House Democrats’ effort to block the Republicans’ “assault” on voting rights.

Gov. Greg Abbott was “deeply disappointed” over this move and threatened to veto Article 10 to cut off funding for the legislature in the tweet below.

Abbott also plans to hold a special session of the legislature to take up the Election Integrity and Bail Reform bills which will most likely be passed.

Okay, so the Texas Democrats have learned that it’s not much fun to be in the minority. They flexed their muscles and used a loophole to temporarily halt legislation they disagreed with, a move that was met with praise from across the nation. They stood up for their convictions.

Compare this to the behavior of the Democrats’ push to end the filibuster in the U.S. Senate where they hold the majority. Although they used the filibuster to their advantage on hundreds of occasions and argued against its elimination when they were in the minority, now they claim that it’s racist and authoritarian to require 60 Senate votes instead of 51 to pass sweeping, radical, game changing laws.

For the Democrats, it’s never about standards. The rules don’t matter. Winning matters. And they will do whatever it takes to win. They’ve won – for now – and they will try to prevent the pendulum from swinging back as pendulums inevitably do.

In their desperation to hold onto power, their lack of principles are on full display. Whether they’re in the minority or the majority, the script never changes.

There are no principles left in the Democratic Party.

What Happens If ‘The Big Lie’ Is Proven To Be ‘The Big Truth’?

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So far, one million of the 2.1 million ballots cast in the Maricopa County, Arizona November 2020 presidential election have been examined in the Arizona state Senate-commissioned forensic audit. In other words, the Senators are likely getting a sense of whether the original election results will be upheld or if, as many Republicans believe, fraud occurred.

Unlike the cherry-picked leaks to the press we grew accustomed to during the Mueller investigation and Rep. Adam Schiff’s impeachment inquiry, we’re not hearing about what the auditors are finding. Occasional interviews with audit director Ken Bennett and periodic updates from Arizona GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward tell us only about its progress and the latest attempts by the Democrats to end it.

Which leaves us trying to read the tea leaves.

On Friday, The Washington Examiner reported that the state Senate is considering a second “recount that would be entirely electronic, running digital images of ballots through a program to count all votes cast for every race on the county’s ballot, according to the Arizona Republic. Bennett told the outlet they are considering a California-based election transparency nonprofit group called Citizens Oversight for the job, and the results from both audits could be compared to one another.” (Note: The Arizona Republic article is locked behind a paywall.)

The Examiner reported:

Citizens Oversight founder Ray Lutz, 63, told the Arizona Republic this week his group has never been commissioned to audit an election, adding that the technology being pitched for the process has never been used for an official audit.

“I would say absolutely this is a grand test,” Lutz told the Arizona Republic. “I think it is certainly a big test for me because I have put a lot of work on it for the last year and a half or so. We have enhanced it to the point now where I believe we can do a lot to provide information about how well (this election) went.”

The second recount would not disrupt the current audit at the coliseum … because it would use digital images of each ballot

Why would the Senators deem a second audit necessary? Either the current audit is validating the original election results that were certified by the state of Arizona on November 30 or the team is finding evidence of foul play.

As I see it, if the ballots examined so far appeared to affirm the original results, they would simply complete the audit, announce that the election had been conducted freely and fairly and that President Joe Biden was the true winner.

If, on the other hand, the audit is revealing fraud on a scale large enough to overturn the election, the state Senators are well aware their conclusions will be intensely scrutinized and attacked by Democrats. Knowing that litigation would immediately follow, and riots and mayhem would erupt throughout the U.S., they would want to make their case as solid as possible.

Given the significance of the outcome, the state Senators are wise to verify the accuracy of their results with a second audit.

Considering that Biden won the state by only 10,457 votes, or 0.4 percent of the over 3.3 million cast, it wouldn’t take much to tip the state into President Donald Trump’s column.

If Trump were to prevail in Arizona, he would still remain seriously behind in the electoral vote count. The original result was 306 to 232. If Arizona turned red, the count would be 295 to 243.

However, if Arizona Republicans can prove decisively that fraud occurred in their election, other swing states would immediately embark on forensic audits.

An audit is currently underway in Georgia where numerous election irregularities have been alleged. Reportedly, a sample of 950 mail-in military ballots miraculously showed Biden had won 100 percent of them. I posted about that here: Crazytime: 950 Military Ballots in Georgia Audit Sample – 100 Percent Went to Biden.

If the Georgia election were overturned, the electoral vote margin would become 279 to 259.

There have been credible allegations of fraud in many other swing states won narrowly by Biden such as Pennsylvania, which has 19 electoral votes, Michigan with 15, Wisconsin 10, Nevada 6, and New Hampshire 4.

I’m not saying it would be easy to overturn the election. The litigation would likely last until the next presidential election.

I think we all need to brace ourselves for the possibility that the Maricopa County audit could very well turn up evidence of election fraud.

If this happens, the unrest that would surely follow could dwarf the George Floyd riots of last summer.

Huge ‘Trump Won – Save America’ Flag Displayed at Yankee Stadium … Briefly

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Two men displayed an oversize flag from the second deck at New York’s Yankee Stadium which said, “Trump Won – Save America” on Thursday night.

A pretty audacious thing to do, I would say!

Unfortunately, the shining moment didn’t last long. According to a report in The New York Post, many in the crowd reacted with boos and security guards were seen escorting the men out of the stadium, one of them in handcuffs.

I wonder if, just as those who dared to mention the Wuhan lab leak “theory” were labeled as conspiracy theorists until about a week ago, those who talk about the “Big Lie” will be vindicated one day. It’s looking more possible by the day.

 

In the Facebook video below, the crowd is shown cheering as the men were escorted out of the stadium.

Crazytime: 950 Military Ballots in Georgia Audit Sample – 100 Percent Went to Biden

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Steve Bannon spoke to John Fredericks, host of radio show “Outside the Beltway,” on Monday about the audit of 147,000 mail-in ballots cast in the state of Georgia during the November 2020 election.

Out of an analysis batch of 950 military ballots, Fredericks told Bannon, “Joe Biden got 950 votes, Trump zero. That’s 100 percent. That is virtually impossible.”

Fredericks said he’d had Georgia state Sen. Burt Jones as a guest on his show earlier and that Jones and a second state senator are now calling for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to get involved and work side by side with the forensic audit team.

Auditors are trying to determine if any of the ballots cast are counterfeit, he explained.

He noted that “six affidavits of veteran election officials are alleging that up to 30,000 of these 147,000 ballots are fake. Somebody printed them up on a machine and ran them through the vote counting machines.”

First, he tells Bannon, “they’re on different paper.”

Second, “they’re not folded.” These ballots are presumed to have come through the mail or from a dropbox making it inconceivable they haven’t been folded.

Third, “You’ve got the same exact bubble mark on the ballot – the same one for upwards of 30,000 ballots.”

Stunningly, “97 percent of them voting for Joe Biden, 97 percent voting for John Ossoff.”

Fourth, “the affidavits say that the bubble marks are not made by an ink pen or pencil, that they’re made by a machine. These are the things that they’re going to look at.”

Bannon laughs and Fredericks adds, “Not only that, but they were in sequential order. That means that every ballot that came in, in the mail is somehow in exact sequential order?”

Pivoting back to his earlier interview with Sen. Jones, Frederick said, “If Judge Amero [the judge who approved the audit to move forward] makes a declaratory judgement that counterfeit ballots were there, that some of them were counted twice, that’s the other possibility here, he’s going to demand that Gov. [Brian] Kemp call a special session and they’re going to start decertifying elections.”

In addition to the presidential race, these ballot anomalies may have affected down ballot races as well.

Fredericks pointed out that Sen. David Perdue, a Republican, may have won in the first ballot. (Perdue was required to win by a minimum of 2 percent in November in order to avoid the January 5 Georgia run-off. His margin of victory over his Democratic opponent, Jon Ossoff, wound up to be only 1.8 percent. Current Sen. Jon Ossoff prevailed in January by 1.2 percent, flipping the seat.)

Close House races and state House and Senate races were likely affected as well.

These are some pretty shocking revelations. Perhaps what is most astounding is, assuming this is all proven, that the fraudsters weren’t more careful. Absentee ballots in sequential order? Different paper? One hundred percent of the sample military ballots and 97 percent of the others going to Joe Biden?

It’s possible that they’d underestimated Trump’s strength and had to work very fast to make up the deficit.

At any rate, there were additional irregularities that took place on election night that were never satisfactorily explained.

Early on Election Night, it was reported that a pipe had burst at the State Farm Arena and that it would be necessary to stop counting the votes temporarily. It turned out that a urinal had overflowed early in the morning on Election Day.

We all remember the rather remarkable videos of election workers pulling several cases of ballots out from under a table with a tablecloth after the election supervisor had dismissed most of the workers on Election Night.

If ever there was a smoking gun, that video was one. No rational explanation was ever given for that episode. The news cycle simply moved on and it was forgotten.

Fran Watson. Where have we heard that name before?

Watson spoke to then-President Donald Trump on December 23 and briefed the deputy secretary of state, Jordan Fuchs, afterward.

Fuchs later misrepresented the phone call in a conversation with a Washington Post reporter who printed a story about the lies. It went viral.

When the Wall Street Journal published an audio recording of the call which revealed the actual words that had been said, The Post was forced to issue a rare and embarrassing correction.

For nearly three months, knowing that the original Washington Post story misquoted the President, Fran Watson and Jordan Fuchs remained silent. House Democrats even used the words Trump had not uttered in that phone call as evidence in his second impeachment trial.

The Trump legal team challenged thousands of votes they believed were fraudulent. Below is a list published by The Federalist.

  • 2,560 felons
  • 66,247 underage registrants
  • 2,423 people who were not on the state’s voter rolls
  • 4,926 voters who had registered in another state after they registered in Georgia, making them ineligible
  • 395 people who cast votes in another state for the same election
  • 15,700 voters who had filed national change of address forms without re-registering
  • 40,279 people who had moved counties without re-registering
  • 1,043 people who claimed the physical impossibility of a P.O. Box as their address
  • 98 people who registered after the deadline, and, among others
  • 10,315 people who were deceased on election day (8,718 of whom had been registered as dead before their votes were accepted)

Although anti-Trumpers inside the Georgia Secretary of State’s office have repeatedly tried to end speculation surrounding events that occurred at the Fulton County State Farm Arena ballot-counting center on Election Night, they’ve never completely succeeded.

I bet no one is more surprised about this latest turn of events than the secretary of state himself, Brad Raffensperger. It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

 

Maricopa County Audit Team Recovers Deleted Files on Dominion Machines

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Upon examination of the Dominion Voting Systems machines used in the November election, the Maricopa County audit team discovered last week that “a directory full of election databases from the 2020 election cycle” had been deleted days before county election officials were scheduled to hand over the election equipment for forensic review. They posted the following tweet to break the news saying that this was “spoliation of evidence.”

(I posted on this story here.)

The screenshot below shows that all of the data had been “modified” on April 12.

However, in a Tuesday hearing before the Arizona state Senate, Ben Cotton, the founder of CyFir, one of the companies hired by the Senate to conduct the forensic audit, announced his team had been able to recover the missing files.

“A Master File Table, very simply put, is a record of all of the directories in the files that are contained in that partition … and a pointer to where that data resides on the hard drive. In the course of performing that MFT discovery, I discovered an MFT that clearly indicated that the database directory was deleted from that server,” Cotton said. “However, all of this may be a moot point because subsequently, I’ve been able to recover all of those deleted files and I have access to that data.”

This is excellent news.

 

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors have been tireless in their efforts to first prevent the forensic audit and failing that, to stop the audit.

After the news broke last week that the files had been deleted, Karen Fann, the president of the Arizona state Senate wrote a letter to the MCBOS, whom she had called to answer questions before the Senate on Tuesday.

Upon receipt of Fann’s letter, the Supervisors held an emergency meeting to coordinate strategy. They decided upon writing a 14-page letter to Fann in which they categorically deny they deleted the files and that they find those charges to be insulting. Their letter, dated May 17, however, was not sent to Fann on Monday, but to the press, proving it to be the publicity stunt that it was.

They also announced their refusal to attend the Senate meeting on Tuesday.

The dutiful press has sprung into action to help the Supervisors implement their plan. Local media outlet KTAR News immediately published a story entitled, “Arizona auditors confirm no Maricopa County election databases were deleted.”

Obviously, the KTAR headline is false. The auditors confirmed that the files had been deleted and then recovered.

This is purely conjecture on my part, but I’d be willing to bet that the MCBOS is operating on the advice of the Democratic Party which has been working to derail this audit for months. The Biden DOJ has recently involved itself in the push to stop the audit.

As I see it, Democrats are well aware that the auditors will find evidence of fraud, and resigned to that inevitability, they are going to accuse the Republican-controlled Senate and their audit team of fraud. MCBOS are currently setting up the foundation of this simple but highly effective defensive technique.

(Note: Although the MCBOS have a Republican majority, they are working in tandem with the state’s Democratic Party to derail this audit.)

Democrats have relied on this tried and tested method for years.

  1. Deny all wrongdoing.
  2. Accuse your opponent of doing what you have done.

MCBOS hope to create so much doubt and confusion that in the end, there will be no consequences. Fraud is extremely difficult to prove and even if it is proven, finding the culprit may be impossible. (Unless, of course, the auditors come up with some definitive, indisputable proof.)

Although many have used this simple strategy, its origins are not precisely known. It’s been attributed to Hitler’s minister of propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, and to the late community organizer Saul Alinsky, Karl Marx is quoted as saying, “Accuse Your Enemy Of What You Are Doing, As You Are Doing It To Create Confusion.” Some even believe the source may have been Machiavelli. The truth is it’s probably been used forever in one form or another and it remains relevant because it works.

The audit has been put on hold for the week because the facility where it’s being conducted was needed for graduation ceremonies. The work will start up again next Monday.

According to Audit Director Ken Bennett, approximately 25 percent of the ballots have been reviewed so far. Last week, the Arizona Senate was reported to have extended their lease of the venue through the end of June. Insiders have remained quiet about what auditors have uncovered so far.

But the collective Democratic tantrum over this audit speaks volumes.

Dominion REFUSES to Release Voting Machine Passwords to Maricopa County Auditors; This Explains A Lot

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Last week, the team hired by the Arizona state Senators to conduct the forensic audit of the 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County, requested the passwords for the Dominion Voting Systems machines used in the November election.

After refusing to provide this information, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors finally admitted they did not have the passwords.

In the clip below, Audit Director Ken Bennett tells OAN News that MCBOS conceded they do not have the password required “to get into the administrative functions of the machines, that only Dominion has that which is kind of stunning to us that Maricopa County doesn’t have complete access to those election machines.”

“They’ve also told us that they now can’t, as they promised a couple of weeks ago, provide our subcontractors with the virtual access to the routers and hubs and other things over at the MCTEC Tabulation and Election Center as was part of the subpoena,” he added.

The OAN reporter said, “From what you’re telling me, it sounds like Dominion, a private company, actually has more control over the election than the County Supervisors. Is that accurate?”

“That’s what it sounds like to me, so yes,” Bennett replied.

On Thursday, Dominion flatly refused to provide the password to the machines to the Arizona Senate Republicans. In the following statement, they try to make the case that the audit team has not been accredited by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

But, let’s back up a minute here ladies and gentlemen. Because this brief clip just may be the most critical revelation yet.

Why does a voting machine vendor retain sole administrative access to the equipment while the MCBOS is given only user access?

Was this arrangement business as usual for Dominion? Did they retain sole administrative access to all of the machines used by counties throughout the country in November?

Five days ago, The Gateway Pundit reminded us of the November 30 testimony of election observer Jan Bryant before the Arizona State Legislature.

Bryant said that Maricopa County officials were not in charge of operations at the Tabulation Center. Rather, two Dominion employees were in control.

She testified that, “Dominion employees were the only ones who were running any of that equipment. … I was in the Tabulation Center six different days. … No County employees, no IT people, was touching any of the software. They (Dominion) did all the training, they were the adjudicators, they ran all the reports.”

(Relevant portion begins at 6:35:45 in the clip below.)

I will provide a more thorough report later today. There have been many new developments in this story over the last 48 hours.

Ted Cruz Calls Out Democrats’ ‘Corrupt Politicians Act’ for the Horror It Is

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A Senate committee took up debate on the Democrats’ sweeping voting reform package on Tuesday. Best known as H.R.1, the name of the bill is the “For the People Act.” It should really be called the “For the Democrats Act” because if this bill were to become law, America would be governed by one-party rule for generations to come. The House passed H.R. 1 in early March.

H.R. 1 represents the Biden Administration’s biggest power grab yet. This bill is unpopular across the board with the GOP.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican, denounced the bill, which some call the “Corrupt Politicians Act,” in no uncertain terms on Tuesday.

In the video below, Cruz tells his colleagues this bill is “profoundly dangerous.”

“The reason it suppresses millions of votes is by allowing millions of people to vote illegally, and that is the intended effect and that would be the actual effect of this bill. It dilutes the legal votes of American citizens.”

Senator Schumer spoke of “the stench of oppression when Democrats drafted Jim Crow the last time. Well, the stench of oppression is here again. Sen. Schumer said ‘the eyes of history are on you.’ The eyes of history are on you as well, and let me point out something. It was just a few years ago that the Republicans had control of the White House, the Senate and the House. We didn’t do this. We didn’t try to change the election rules so that Democrats could never be elected. We didn’t engage in the corruption to say, ‘We’re gonna rig the game.’ So, if the voters decide to throw the bums out, the voters don’t get to do that, because we’re going to put our thumb on the scale so that only our party wins. To my knowledge, not a single Republican suggested doing that.

“This bill doesn’t protect voting rights. It steals voting rights from the American people.”

Republican strategist Karl Rove joined Fox News’ Bill Hemmer on Tuesday to give a summary of just how bad this bill would be for the party. He said “it federalizes elections and has a bunch of bad things in it.”

The first point is that taxpayers would be paying for congressional campaigns. The federal government will match contributions by a multiple of six. Rove said, for example, “if you gave a $200 contribution,” the government (with taxpayer dollars) would contribute up to $1,200.

“No voter ID laws. Every state voter ID law in the country is wiped out.”

It makes it difficult to keep accurate voter registration lists. “States can’t check people at the polls against the registration lists. People can show up and change their name and their address at the polls and that’s not set aside as a provisional ballot to be further checked. It’s thrown into the big batch. You can’t check with other states. You can’t remove people from the voter list even if they’ve not voted, you’ve sent them a postcard, and the postcard has come back and says that person no longer lives at the address. But you have to leave them on the rolls,” Rove explained.

“Everyone gets a ballot mailed to them. And no ID, no notary, no witnesses,” he noted. “They mail them out and anybody can fill them out and send them back in.”

“It bans outside observers at the polls. The only people who can challenge a voter or somebody who shows up at the polls is an election official, not an observer representing either the Democrat or Republican parties.

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Newt Gingrich: ‘In My Mind There Was No Question’ the Close Battleground States Were Stolen

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich joined Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on her show “Sunday Morning Futures.” (Their discussion can be viewed in the video below.)

Bartiromo noted that Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis had signed a voting reform bill into law last Thursday and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, also a Republican, is expected to sign a bill this coming week to toughen voting laws in his state. She asked Gingrich to weigh in.

“Well, I think we learned in 2020 and earlier that we have elections that are too easy to steal.”

“For example, you can actually buy an official Georgia presidential ballot on eBay. And, you can also buy a number of states [ballots],” Gingrich said. So when they tell you they were controlling the ballots, it’s just not true. This was a very open system. It was a system where people could cheat, and did. And without getting into an argument about how big the cheating was, it was large enough that every American should expect that they have the right to vote, that they have the right to have their vote counted, they have a right to have their vote held legally and accurately, and they shouldn’t have their vote canceled by someone who’s cheating. And that’s exactly what’s been going on.”

Bartiromo showed a clip from her interview last weekend with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton who told her that mail-in ballots were the key piece to the 2020 election. I wrote about their discussion in The Western Journal here.

When Bartiromo asked Paxton if he believed that fraud had occurred in November, he replied, “Absolutely, there was fraud.”

Gingrich was in complete agreement. He said, “In a number of states, the Republicans were just plain outlawyered. The other side did a better job. They set the rules of the game. The rules of the game were designed to do exactly what he said. Figure out how many votes the Republicans have, and then hold the ballots open until you can get enough votes to beat him.”

“In every one of the states that was really close that Trump lost, you had those kind of shenanigans and you had state law violated in every single one of those states. In my mind there was no question that those states were, in effect, stolen. That doesn’t make the national media happy but I think as a historian people are gonna find it’s absolutely true.”

Unfortunately, fraud is very difficult to prove. That said, the Arizona state Senate, which is controlled by Republicans, is about two weeks into a comprehensive forensic audit of 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County, where over 60 percent of the state’s voters reside. Biden won the state by just over 10,000 votes in November.

The state Senate has tried to conduct this audit since that time and each attempt was blocked by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. When they finally received the green light to start the audit, the Democrats sent a large group of lawyers to stop it.

Following months of obstruction via bogus lawsuits and a full-court press from heavyweight Washington lawyer Marc Elias (who commissioned the Steele dossier) and his many minions, influential Democrat-run organizations appealed to the Department of Justice by letter about ten days ago. The organizations behind this eight-page missive include The Brennan Center for Justice (as in Obama CIA Director John Brennan), Protect Democracy and The Leadership Conference.

These “election experts” are “very concerned that the auditors are engaged in ongoing and imminent violations of federal voting and election laws.” Their efforts have born fruit. According to KNXV-TV, the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ has decided to get involved in some capacity in the matter.

Democrats efforts to derail the audit have now reached obsession territory. It’s almost as if they’re afraid of what might turn up.