Disconnect: While Trump Is Banned for Questioning Election, Obama Claims GOP Is ‘Rigging the Game’

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Remember the charismatic, young African-American senator from Illinois who electrified crowds with his rhetoric, who called for a new kind of politics that would heal the United States? Unfortunately, the audacity of hope quickly devolved into the audacity of bitter partisanship and division following his historic victory.

The Honorable Barack Hussein Obama, the 44th President of the United States, spoke at an event sponsored by The Economic Club of Chicago on Friday where he sharply condemned the new voting reform laws passed recently in Georgia and Florida and currently under consideration in the state of Texas and elsewhere.

Republicans are “rigging the game,” Obama declared. “That’s the kind of dangerous behavior that we’re going to have to push back on.” (Time stamp: 31:42)

Addressing what he called the Jan. 6 “insurrection,” he said, “And you had one of the major American political parties not only fail to condemn some of that behavior, but embrace a patently false narrative about the election being stolen that is being still perpetuated and now that same major political party being willing to initiate legislative – you know – actions across the country – you know – where they’re saying we’re going to let partisan legislatures decide whether or not to certify an election, uh, and institute voter suppression measures directly targeted at cities in those states, so there’s a different set of rules for how votes are counted in Atlanta versus how they’re counted in the rest of Georgia.” (Time stamp: 30:30)

“I think the corporate community has a responsibility to at least call folks out on that. Because that transcends policy. …  Do the basic rules by which we all have agreed to keep this diverse, multiracial democracy functioning.” (Time stamp: 31:50)

“Are we going to stick to those rules or are we going to start rigging the game in a way that breaks it?,” he asked rhetorically? “And that’s not going to be good for business, not to mention not good for our soul.” (32:10)

 

 

Memo to Obama: What was “not good for our soul” was watching the chaos that ensued last November after Democrats changed the rules. Unprecedented numbers of absentee ballots overwhelmed the system resulting in major chain of custody issues in all of the swing states, providing a gaping opportunity for both voter and electoral fraud.

Regarding the Republicans’ failure to condemn the “behavior” on Jan. 6, my recollection is a bit different. To an almost nauseating degree, every Republication politician and pundit prefaced virtually every comment uttered about the Capitol riot with strong condemnation. It was as if they were required to issue a disclaimer before any discussion could begin.

The former president is gaslighting when he says that asking voters to show an ID is “rigging the game.” He and every other Democrat are well aware that if only legal votes had been counted, former President Donald Trump would have been reelected.

During an interview last week with New York City WABC 770 AM radio’s “The Cats Roundtable,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said, “The only reason you don’t want people to have a photo ID is that people can cheat. That’s the only rational answer as to why certain people want no photo ID requirements.”

In a Friday interview with The War Room’s Steve Bannon, Paxton claimed that, had his office not blocked several Texas counties from mailing out absentee ballots to every registered voter as they had planned, Biden would have won Texas in November.

“… [C]ertainly critical to my state and that’s why we fought off these twelve lawsuits. We had them in Houston, we had them in San Antonio, we had them in Austin, we had them in the counties where you’d have the most liberal judges,” Paxton told Bannon.

“And it was a concerted effort, nationally, with lots of money going into it, and just knowing that we had twelve lawsuits that we had to win, and if we lost one of them, like if we lost Harris County (home to Houston). Trump won by 620,000 votes in Texas. Harris County mail-in ballots that they wanted to send out were 2.5 million, those were all illegal and we were able to stop every one of them.”

“Had we not done that,” Paxton explained, “we would have been in the very same situation—we would’ve been on Election Day, I was watching on election night and I knew, when I saw what was happening in these other states, that that would’ve been Texas. We would’ve been in the same boat. We would’ve been one of those battleground states that they were counting votes in Harris County for three days and Donald Trump would’ve lost the election.”

 

 

There were too many “irregularities” in each of the swing states to count. Everyone knows that. Why else would the Democrats have fought tooth and nail to stop the forensic audit currently underway in Maricopa County, Arizona?

Now that what I call “audit fever” is starting to catch on in other swing states such as Georgia and Pennsylvania, liberal heads are exploding.

The bigger issue is the epic double standard between Democrats and Republicans. Based on the allegations made in over 1,000 sworn affidavits from poll watchers in all of the swing states, Trump questions the results of November election and so do the majority of Republicans. He is ridiculed by the press and has been banned from social media platforms.

Obama claims that by asking voters to show an ID in order to cast their vote, Republicans are trying to rig the next election. An adoring press agrees with him.

Voters around the world are asked to provide identification. I posted about voting requirements in other parts of the world on Friday here.

Identification is required for everything we do in today’s world. Why should our most sacred right as U.S. citizens be treated differently?

I know, because then Democrats can’t cheat. And if they can’t cheat, they won’t win.

Additionally, contrary to the left’s narrative, the legitimacy of the November 2020 election is not settled. In the same way that Democrats and the media worked feverishly to take the lab leak theory off the table in the early days of the pandemic, they’re trying to kill “The Big Lie” theory. It just may turn out to be “The Big Truth,” as I wrote about last week.

Please spare us your drama, Obama.

 

A previous version of this article was published by The Western Journal.

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)  ***

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.

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.

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.

There are Two Reasons Why Democrats Claim ID Requirement for Mail-in Voting Is Racist; Neither is Admirable

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Every politician, journalist and CEO who makes the claim that it’s racist for a state to require an ID from mail-in voters must answer the following question: HOW is it racist?

Affordability is not an option because most, if not all, states provide free photo IDs for any resident who requires one. So, what is the reason?

Do they believe that blacks and other minorities aren’t smart enough to figure out how to obtain an ID?

The position that requiring an ID in order to cast an absentee ballot is too onerous or too complicated for blacks and other minority groups to navigate is itself racist.

Am I wrong? Then please explain why I’m wrong.

The second, and far more likely reason, is that an ID requirement makes it more difficult to commit voter fraud. Each eligible voter receives one vote. Ineligible voters receive zero votes.

The provision of a state issued number on a ballot limits that voter to one vote, rather than two or more votes.

Many of us recall a video recorded late on Election Night at State Farm Arena in Fulton County, Georgia. After most of the poll workers had been dismissed for the night, a small group of workers are seen pulling cases of ballots out from under a table (with a floor-length tablecloth). This video went viral in early December.

Attempts by Democrats to debunk this video failed, but unfortunately, the issue faded from the news before it was ever resolved.

“At that time, Georgia State Republican Chairman David Shafer and President Donald Trump had filed a criminal complaint in state court regarding tens of thousands of votes that they say were fraudulent.

The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway published a list of those problematic votes:

Trump and Shafer allege, for example, that votes came from:

  • 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).”

Biden won the state of Georgia by just under 12,000 votes. It’s not crazy to think that, had voter ID laws been in place and/or not broken, that President Trump may have prevailed.

Issues over who was eligible to vote, and more importantly, who was not, arose in all of the swing states after the election.

Did these issues affect the final outcome of the National election? Very possibly.

For as long as the debate over voter-ID has persisted, Democrats have labeled those of us who believe every voter must show an ID as racists.

This week, the CEO of Delta Airlines offered his opinion on this issue. On Friday afternoon, American Airlines weighed in. Can we expect to hear from the CEO of United later today?

These men seem to think their opinion matters. If they feel the need to involve themselves in this debate, they too, should be asked to explain.

It’s not enough to declare that voter-ID laws are racist. The question is how are they racist?

And the answer boils down to one of two possibilities. Either they doubt the intelligence or the initiative of minority voters or because voter ID laws limit fraud. I am strongly convinced it’s the latter.

New Emails Raise Big Questions About Overnight Ballot Counting in GA

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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 succeeded.

Over the weekend, Just the News’ Daniel Payne obtained several internal emails from Fulton County election workers via an open records request which appear to raise even more questions about what actually took place that night.

Two poll workers, both of whom have signed sworn affidavits, claim that at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 3, a county official “told workers to stop working for the night” and to return the following morning at 8:30 a.m. to resume counting ballots, according to Payne.

He informs readers that “nearly half a dozen local and national media outlets, meanwhile, reported being told that absentee ballot-counting had ceased at around 10:30 p.m. and would resume the next day. Several reports cited county spokeswoman Regina Waller for that information.”

JTN contacted Waller in December, who confirmed that counting had continued after most workers had left. Waller told JTN that she had “stated to all media … that although several workers were released to go home, a small team remained behind to assist with scanning ballots.”

Payne said it’s “unclear why no media outlets” have reported this.

One of the emails Payne received last weekend was sent by Waller to Jessica Corbitt, the Director of Fulton County External Affairs, State Farm Arena spokesman Garin Narain, and two other officials at 10:22 p.m. on Nov. 3. It can be viewed here.

Contrary to Waller’s admission to JTN in December that a small team had continued working after 10:30 p.m., Payne’s take on this email is that Waller “appears to indicate that the ballot-counting team had dispersed by around 10:30 p.m.”

Waller wrote: “The workers in the Absentee Ballot Processing area will get started again at 8 am tomorrow.” Waller addresses logistics for the press in the remainder of the email.

Upon viewing this email, Payne emailed Waller to ask for clarification. Waller wrote that the email “was in response to a question received asking when all workers would return.” He asked her if she would provide the email she was responding to, but she did not reply.

The second email obtained by Payne was written at 11:15 p.m. by Fulton County Interagency Affairs Manager Fran Phillips-Calhoun to Corbitt, Waller and two others. This email also throws the “timetable of ballot-counting on Election Night” into question.

Phillips-Calhoun writes, “FYI –  SOS [the Secretary of State’s office] just sort of threw the team under the bus stating that ‘we had a great day, but we decided to throw in the towel for the night even though the public is waiting…’ on results.”

Payne notes that “Phillips-Calhoun did not specify what message from the Secretary of State’s office she was referring to. The county worker did not respond to requests for comment.”

The sworn affidavits of the two poll watchers mentioned above confirm “some controversial aspects of the news reports from that night.”

The first statement is from Michelle Branton, a Georgia Republican Party Field Organizer. She claims that at approximately 10:30 p.m., “a woman [in the ballot-processing room] yelled to everyone to stop working and to return the next day at 8:30 a.m. … “Nearly all of the staff workers” left the State Arena. The statement says that Regina Waller and a “small number of workers” remained.

The other sworn statement belonged to Mitchell Harrison, who was from the Georgia Republican Party as well. He had worked with Branton that night and he also reported hearing the official, believed to be Waller, instruct workers to stop working “sometime after 10 o’clock,” and said that “all but 4 election employees” left the facility.

According to Payne, “both Branton and Harrison said they had been directed by a GOP supervisor to obtain the number of ballots scanned and the number remaining to be scanned. Both claimed to have asked Regina Waller for that information three separate times; Waller eventually told them to find the information on the state’s website.”

Payne reports, “the two left State Farm Arena ‘shortly after 10:30 p.m.’ and said that some time after returning to the Fulton County Board of Elections Warehouse, they became aware that ballot counting was still continuing at the arena.” He adds that “Harrison said he and another worker eventually returned to to the Arena ‘just before 1:00 a.m.,’ upon which ‘we were told counting had been going on, but had just ended in the last few minutes.'”

The conflicting statements of Regina Waller are far from the only “irregularities” that have come to light since 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 Waller had dismissed workers on Election Night.

If ever there was a smoking gun, that video was one. The media came to the rescue and collectively reported that the video had been debunked.

It had not been debunked. The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway found what the media, including The Washington Post, was calling a “Big Tech-backed “fact” “checking” outfit.”

Hemingway wrote, “…a  group called Lead Stories published a ‘hoax alert’ falsely claiming to have debunked the security video. The Washington Post, Newsweek, and other outlets followed along, criticizing non-leftist journalists for giving the video traction. In fact, none of the claims made by the Republicans were debunked.”

“Lead Stories’ “fact” “check” says government officials told them everything was fine with the counting, that the ballots were in “containers — not suitcases,” and that “party observers were never told to leave because counting was over for the night,” she added.

No problem. Fox News joined other establishment media outlets that afternoon to report that the incident had been “immediately dismissed, however, after Fran Watson, the chief investigator from Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office “filed a sworn statement in federal court claiming that video presented last week at a state Senate meeting does not show voter fraud, as was alleged by President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani.”

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.

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.

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)

Nearly five months have passed since the November election. Memories may have faded. Records may have been shredded. People have had time to cover their tracks and get their stories straight.

But it’s possible that if investigators keep digging they just might come across something that’s been overlooked, something that someone forgot to “take care of.”

Former DOJ Prosecutor Wants Every U.S. Business Owner to Sign Document Stating Biden Won Election ‘Fairly’

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At the top of his blog, Front Page Magazine founder and editor David Horowitz highlights the following quote: “Inside every progressive is a totalitarian screaming to get out.”

This true statement is reaffirmed on a daily basis by America’s increasingly intolerant, irrational left.

Over the weekend, the far-left Huffington Post published a story about a former DOJ prosecutor, Glenn Kirschner, who seeks to have every business owner in America sign what he refers to as a “Democracy Pledge.”

According to the Huffington Post’s S.V. Date, Kirschner “has launched a campaign to press American businesses to openly reject the core assertion that former President Donald Trump and many in his party continue to make, that the 2020 election was somehow illegitimate.”

Here are several excerpts from the article:

“The 2020 presidential election was free and fair, and produced accurate, reliable results,” reads the explanation behind the “Democracy Pledge” that  hopes to put before “every company in the country” in the coming months. “Those who sought to undermine or otherwise refused to acknowledge these results, share responsibility for the civil unrest after the election, culminating in violence at the United States Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.”

The pledge includes a declaration of “valuing, affirming and supporting democracy,” and of affirming “that the election of Joseph R. Biden and Kamala Harris was free, fair and legitimate.”

The final piece asks companies to “not support, donate to or endorse politicians, political campaigns or political action committees that promoted false conspiracy theories surrounding the 2020 presidential elections (or otherwise acted in ways contrary to a representative democracy).”

“What we’re trying to do is force companies’ hands so they can’t be agnostic,” Kirschner said.

Yet Trump and many top Republicans have never apologized for spreading the lies about the “stolen” election and “massive voter fraud” that fueled his followers’ anger in the first place.

Kirschner told Date that business owners who do not respond will be placed on a list. “And then we’re going to provide that information to consumers. And they can make their purchasing decisions accordingly.”

The fact that this man spent 24 years as a prosecutor in the District of Columbia’s U.S. attorney’s office is astonishing and terrifying.

There’s more:

As to what would constitute spreading conspiracy theories: having signed onto the lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton that tried to overturn the election by claiming fraud in other states would be a good qualifier, Kirschner said. A total of 18 state attorneys general and 126 Republican lawmakers supported that effort. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz even volunteered to argue the case before the U.S. Supreme Court, which, in the end, summarily rejected it instead.

Even more GOP members of Congress voted, just hours after their lives had been put in danger by Trump’s violent mob, to reject the Electoral College vote tally showing that Biden had won. But Kirschner said that vote, by itself, would not consign someone to the anti-democracy list. Members of Congress had made similar arguments in previous elections, and it would be unfair to punish the 147 Republicans who did the same this time, he added.

He said he could also understand a company wanting to add its own language into the pledge to clarify statements to their satisfaction. “We’re not trying to be jerks about it,” he said. “Let’s not make the perfect the enemy of the good.”

Supporting Trump himself now, though, is another matter, Kirschner said. “You can’t support Donald Trump and argue that you are in favor of free and fair elections. … If you’re supporting him, you’re just not supporting democracy.”

Correct me if I’m wrong, but the substance of Kirschner’s “Democracy Pledge” is the opposite of democracy. He’s attempting to coerce business owners into agreeing with a statement they may or may not believe or else they will be put on an anti-democracy list that could potentially harm their livelihoods. Good job, Kirschner. That’s the American way!

Is he out of his mind?

I suppose I should save my outrage because this isn’t a proposal from the Biden Administration, but only the pipe dream of a far-left Democrat.

I wouldn’t sign the pledge. Democratic judges and intimidated or anti-Trump Republicans refused to give the Trump campaign the opportunity to present their considerable evidence of improprieties that took place on and around Election Day. Not even the Supreme Court has allowed them to make their case.

None of this means that the charges have been settled as they would have you believe. The Democrats won’t allow the evidence to see the light of day which makes it impossible to know the truth.

On Sunday, my colleague Richard Edward Tracy, reported (here) that the Arizona state Senate, will be conducting a thorough audit of 2.1 million votes from the Grand Canyon State’s Maricopa County, absentee ballots included. That’s a start.

There are too many allegations of fraud outstanding – including over 1,000 sworn affidavits from poll observers – for this matter to be settled.

And Kirschner’s democracy pledge is the type of totalitarian tactic one might expect in Russia. And anyone who supports it opposes democracy.

Judge Orders New Election After Finding Majority of Absentee Ballots in Ward Race Not Valid

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A Mississippi judge has called for a new Democratic runoff election to be held for the alderman seat in Aberdeen’s Ward 1.

Judge Jeff Weill cites “evidence of fraud and criminal activity in how absentee ballots were handled, how votes were counted, and the actions by some at the polling place” in a 64-page order, according to WCBI News.

In the June 2020 runoff election, Nicholas Holliday defeated his opponent Robert Devaull by 37 votes. Devaull “challenged the results in court.”

The judge states that “66 of the 84 absentee ballots cast were not valid and should never have been counted.” That represents 78.5 percent of the absentee ballots.

The ruling indicated that after discovering numerous irregularities, the judge “issued a bench warrant for notary Dallas Jones, who notarized the absentee ballots.” In addition, WCBI reported that during the hearing, “Jones admitted violating notary duties.”

Devaull’s attorney, Lydia Quarles explained, “When you have an absentee ballot, there’s an envelope, you vote, fold the ballot, put it in an envelope, lick the flap, sign across the flap, then notary signs your election certificate, she testified that she didn’t sign in front of anybody, didn’t see anybody sign it, she just notarized it, just stamped them.”

Jones told the court that she was called to then-Alderwoman Lady Garth’s home in June “to correct her father’s absentee ballot paperwork. While there, Jones testified she notarized ‘about 30 something ballots.'”

Weill found that “83 regular ballots were counted without being initialed by election workers.”

Judge Weill’s “ruling also said there was clear evidence of voter intimidation and harassment at the polling place on election day. State law says candidates and supporters must stay at least 150 feet away from the polling place. In his ruling, the judge said Holliday, along with Police Chief Henry Randle, and former Mayor Maurice Howard acted as if they were above the law, repeatedly violating criminal statutes.”

After Weill’s ruling, DeVaull replied, “It was always a lot of distraction in Ward 1, that’s what I said earlier, I would like to see, going forward, that be cleaned up, people being able to come and go, vote for who they want to.” DeVaull is looking forward to a fair contest for the seat.

Holliday’s attorney, Walter Zinn, Jr., who is also the Aberdeen City attorney, issued the following statement on Monday:

“Upon review of the orders by the Special Judge, my client and I are left offended in part and befuddled by the ruling of the court. While we respect this legal process and the days of deliberation of each party, the findings of fact are grossly inconsistent with testimony of the witnesses and reflect more of the “copied and pasted” sentiments of the Defendant than what the record from the proceedings would affirm.”

“While left disappointed with these findings, we will explore all the legal remedies afforded to Mr. Holliday under the law including but not limited to a request for the Court to reconsider its findings; a judgment notwithstanding the verdict or new trial; or the appellate process.”

“We are very concerned with the mass disenfranchising of voters, who never testified or subpoenaed to Court; poll workers conduct was attacked, but never listed in name, nor called to testify. There are serious legal and ethical implications from the ruling that we are compelled to explore. We know that this verdict does not reflect the sentiments of the majority of voters of Aberdeen and will seek relief where the law and circumstances allow. Mr. Holliday personally would like to thank all of his supporters for their prayers and support through this process. ”

Dallas has been released on bail.

I know, who cares who ultimately wins the alderman seat in Aberdeen, Mississippi’s first ward? Aside from the candidates themselves and some residents of the ward, probably no one.

Still, it will be interesting to see how this particular case plays out for two reasons.

First, Judge Weill discovered wrongdoing and took action unlike countless other judges who refused to even look at the cases brought forward by former President Donald Trump’s legal team.

Democrats have been quick to say that Team Trump has not been able to provide evidence of fraud. I don’t know if fraud occurred or not, but there sure were alot of anomalies – statistical and otherwise – that don’t add up. That no one was willing to give oxygen to any of them after 1,000 Americans had come forward under the penalty of perjury to expose fraud was wrong. Not even Supreme Court Associate Justices Brett Kavanaugh nor Amy Coney Barrett, both of whom owe the greatest honors of their lives to Trump, were willing to look.

The other reason this case is important is because of the enormous portion of the ward’s absentee ballots the judge determined to be invalid – 78.5 percent to be exact.

In a year that saw an explosion in the number of absentee ballots cast nationwide, one has to wonder how many of those ballots were lawfully cast.

Might there be other local elections in the U.S. besides the alderman seat in the first ward of Aberdeen, Mississippi that should be rerun?

In Nevada perhaps? Georgia? Michigan? How many absentee ballots were actually invalid and should never have been counted?

I think the Trump campaign should keep digging and digging for the truth because, even though it won’t change the fact that President Joe Biden now resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, it would provide satisfaction to many of us to know he got there fraudulently.