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‘Playing politics’: Partisan divide evident in Polk as Jan. 6 inquiry starts – The Ledger

 

‘Playing politics’: Partisan divide evident in Polk as Jan. 6 inquiry starts

Published July 31, 2021

Prominent Republicans downplay riot, question equal justice

Gary White 

The Ledger
As the U.S. House investigates the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, local opinions on what happened that day and how it is being investigated diverge dramatically along party lines.  While many Americans regard the insurrection, which disrupted the counting of votes in the 2020 presidential election, as one of the nation’s worst days, prominent local Republicans don’t see it that way.
 “I’d call it a protest with a little bit of riot in there because people damaged stuff,” said J.C. Martin, chairman of the Polk County Republican Party. “People who damage stuff should be prosecuted. But it’s certainly not an insurrection because insurrections don’t happen if nobody’s armed. It’s been so politicized by the Washington Democrats, as far as they’re trying to make this like it’s some overthrow of the government kind of thing. If people wanted to overthrow the government, I think they would probably have weapons.”
Merriam-Webster defines an insurrection as “an act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government.”
Royal Brown III, a Republican and Trump supporter from Winter Haven, called the Jan. 6 assembly a peaceful demonstration by citizens petitioning the government over what he insisted was “a stolen election.”
Catherine Price, chairwoman of the Polk County Democratic Party, described the riot as “an armed insurrection.”  “These people were there because of disinformation propagated by the president of the United States,” Price said in reference to former President Donald Trump. “And did some people get hurt? Yes. Were some people being very violent? Yes, they were. And do the Republicans want this to go away? Yes, they do. It’s a pretty hard thing to disavow.”
There have been no reports of guns found among those who breached the Capitol. Rioters did seize shields and batons from police and use them as weapons, according to court records, some used flagpoles to break windows and others carried chemical irritants and zip ties.   At least 535 people have been arrested in connection with the Capitol riot, and five Polk County residents have been indicted so far. At least three face charges of assaulting police officers.
Martin, a Winter Haven resident, accuses Democrats of exaggerating the seriousness of the Capitol breach for political gain. He repeatedly mentioned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, in criticizing investigations of the Capitol attack. He accused the Department of Justice, which is overseeing the criminal cases, of being swayed by political concerns.  “Pelosi is playing politics with the Capitol Police and the (Joe) Biden Department of Justice,” Martin said. “They’re just trying to make this a political event, and that’s all they’re trying to do. I’m just disgusted by how they’ve handled the whole thing.”
A House select committee investigating the Capitol attack held its first hearing Tuesday. The committee is dominated by Democrats after earlier negotiations to create a bipartisan panel collapsed when Senate Republicans blocked passage.

Comparisons to 2020 riots

For three months after the 2020 election, Trump repeatedly insisted, without credible evidence, that he had actually won and that fraud had changed the outcome. Courts rejected nearly all of legal team’s challenges to results in several states.  
Members of Congress met on Jan. 6 to certify the Electoral College results from each state. For weeks in advance, Trump cited the gathering as the final chance to block Biden’s election, and during a rally that day he warned that Biden would be “an illegitimate president” and told supporters, “We can’t let that happen.”
Trump supporters fought with police officers, pushed down barricades and smashed glass to enter the Capitol. The chaos forced members of Congress to halt proceedings and flee their chambers. They returned hours later to resume discussions and soon ratified Biden’s election.
The U.S. Capitol Police’s union reported that more than 140 officers were injured. One, Brian Sicknick, died the next day as a result of strokes, according to a medical examiner’s report that ruled it a natural death. Two Capitol Police officers committed suicide within days of the attack.
One of the rioters, Ashli Babbitt, died after being shot by a police officer as she tried to enter a corridor just outside the House chamber.
In discussing Jan. 6 and its aftermath, Martin repeatedly invoked the violence that erupted in some cities last year following the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.  “As far as I’m concerned, it’s (Jan. 6) a protest that’s in the past, just like all these city protests where all the cities got burned, except that because there were Republicans that were protesting, they’re actually getting tried in courts,” he said, “where in Democrat cities, they’re just letting all these people that burned down all these minority businesses to the ground, they’re just letting them walk.”
Prosecutors in Portland indeed have declined to prosecute most of those arrests during demonstrations last summer and offered deferred prosecution agreements to some accused of assaulting police officers.
Brown said those in attendance on Jan. 6, including his wife, Glynnda White, demanded that Congress “do the right thing” and not certify Electoral College votes from Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, states that Biden won.
Brown, president of the Winter Haven 9-12 Project, said that no looting occurred at the Capitol, though government officials say the rioting caused more than $2 million in damage. Brown’s emailed responses to questions included many references to Black Lives Matter and Antifa, a loose affiliation of far-left groups.

This image taken on Jan. 6 shows Jonathan Pollock of Lakeland holding a riot shield taken from an officer as he approaches the U.S. Capitol, according to an arrest affidavit.

“Nothing was looted or burned down as in multiple incidents by BLM/ANTIFA over the year 2020, no one was shot and murdered in broad daylight as done by BLM/ANTIFA activists in 2020, no cops beaten or killed as in multiple incidents by BLM/ANTIFA over 2020,” Brown wrote.
Price, of Lake Wales, said those who committed crimes during rioting that swirled out of social-justice protests last summer should be prosecuted, just as she wants to see Capitol rioters held accountable.  “The position I would always take is in a peaceful society there’s never a justification for people becoming violent in these kind of situations,” Price said. “So I would never justify that under any circumstances, and I would expect the law to deal with people fairly in either situation.”

‘Murder’ of Babbitt

The fatal shooting of Babbitt has become a point of partisan contention. Video shows that she was among a group of rioters outside the Speaker’s Lobby, a corridor that borders the House chamber. As others kicked at doors and smashed windows, Babbitt tried to climb over a door and an officer shot her through the glass.
The Department of Justice investigated and cleared the officer, who has not been publicly named. Trump has claimed that the officer was head of security for a “high-ranking” Democrat in Congress, though the law enforcement sources have refuted that, according to NBC News.
Martin said the officer should be identified.  “How is that transparent democracy, when the guy kills a protester and Nancy Pelosi tells the Capitol Police to keep it secret?” Martin said. “That’s just ridiculous.”
Brown called Babbitt’s fatal shooting a murder and said it had not been investigated.
Though Martin and other Republicans describe Pelosi as controlling the Capitol Police, the reality is more complicated. Congress has oversight of the agency through committees in both houses, consisting of Democrats and Republicans. The Capitol Police Board, which directs security at the Capitol, includes members who must be confirmed by Congress.
Price dismissed Republican efforts to portray Babbitt as a martyr and said law-enforcement officers displayed “a great deal of restraint” during the riot.  “What were these police officers supposed to do when this woman started coming through the window in the House chamber?” Price said. “They don’t know what these people are armed with. These people have breached the perimeters around the Capitol. They don’t know if they’ve got weapons.”
Kat Gates-Skipper of Lake Wales, president of the Veterans Republican Club of Polk County, said she has many friends who traveled to Washington for Trump’s rally on Jan. 6. She said none of them entered the Capitol.  “The main purpose of that day was to do a peaceful protest — sorry, a peaceful gathering,” she said. “I do not use the word ‘protest.’ It was a peaceful gathering of supporters, and they were there as Americans to show support but not to have any, no protest, no breaking laws, no nothing.”  Gates-Skipper said that a few “renegades” broke off and engaged in violence.  “And some of those could have been, I don’t know, could have been Trump supporters,” she said. “But you and I weren’t there. We don’t know how they reacted, so we can’t specifically say.”

Capitol police officers in riot gear push back demonstrators who try to break a door of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

Claims of agitators

Many who fought with police or entered the Capitol wore clothing bearing Trump’s name, and some made statements on social media indicating their loyalty to him. All of the local suspects have been identified as Trump supporters.
But Gates-Skipper said she thinks the mob included Democrats and members of Black Lives Matter who intended to cause trouble. Asked how she knows that, she said friends who were at the Capitol overheard conversations and shot video to support the claim.  “They witnessed a lot of things, and they want to remain anonymous and I trust these people that have given me this information,” she said. “So it was witnessed, it was documented.”
Martin declined to acknowledge that the Capitol attack was carried out by Trump supporters.  “People have different motivations,” he said. “I don’t know. I wasn’t there, so I couldn’t tell you whether somebody that’s dragging a Trump flag has been identified as a Trump supporter or whether it was somebody that was actually a Trump supporter.”
Brown described the Jan. 6 riot as a Capitol Police “setup” and claimed that many who took part represented Black Lives Matter or Antifa. He cited videos that he said showed officers allowing demonstrators to enter the building.  “The only ‘destruction’ that occurred was a BLM/ANTIFA person trying to break a window,” Brown wrote. “Trump supporters are on video pulling this person repeatedly off this window.”
Brown claimed that “agitators” from BLM and Antifa positioned themselves on light poles and statues with megaphones and urged others to storm the Capitol. He said Trump supporters ignored those pleas.
Brown cited as an example of an agitator “the idiot and obvious non-Trump supporter with no shirt and wearing horns.” That description fits Jake Angeli, also known as Jacob Chansley, who has been widely identified as a Trump loyalist and a proponent of QAnon, a far-right conspiracy theory claiming that Trump aimed to unearth a cabal of Satanic child traffickers led by Democrats and Hollywood celebrities.

This photo, included in the FBI affidavit that led to Corinne Montoni's arrest, shows the Lakeland woman inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, an FBI agent reported.

Asked for evidence of a Capitol Police “setup,” Brown cited video showing Capitol Police opened doors and invited demonstrators into the building. The lapses in security on Jan. 6 are one subject the House committee plans to investigate, but the first hearing included testimony from officers who fought against rioters.  Brown alleged that Pelosi refused requests to add security before the expected demonstration. That echoes a claim by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, that Pelosi vetoed requests for a National Guard presence, though in fact the president has sole authority to activate the Guard.  The House Sergeant at Arms, who later resigned, resisted requests from the Capitol Police to bring in Guard troops for support, according to Politifact. The Sergeant at Arms reports to Pelosi.
Martin called for authorities to release all video shot at the Capitol on Jan. 6. The FBI has relied on videos from officers’ body cameras for many arrest warrants, including those of some local suspects, and has released still images. But the video, part of the evidence in those cases, has not been made public.  Altogether, investigators are examining more than 16,000 hours of video, NPR reported.
Martin blasted the Capitol Police for announcing that it will open a field office in Tampa (along with one in San Francisco), in part to investigate threats made against members of Congress. A spokesman said the majority of threats come from Florida or California.
Florida has had more residents arrested on Jan. 6 charges than any other state.  “And the fact that they want to make this more of a thing by opening up a U.S. Capitol Police office in Tampa now?” Martin said. “Just to try to expand on this whole issue for political gain is just ridiculous.”

‘Prosecuted by media’

Brown questioned whether those accused in the Jan. 6 attack are receiving due process. He claimed that some are being held “under deplorable conditions” and being denied their constitutional rights to a speedy trial and defense counsel.  “Are they not entitled to be assumed innocent until proven guilty?” Brown wrote. “It doesn’t appear so — in fact it appears they are being prosecuted by the media in the court of public opinion by leftists. If they are charged under the unconstitutional Patriot Act and held indefinitely without charges this is wrong.”  Most of the Jan. 6 suspects have been released as they await trial, but some have been held in solitary confinement before trial. Even some Democrats, such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, have criticized that practice, while the D.C. Department of Corrections said it is intended for the safety of the defendants and jail guards.
Gates-Skipper said anyone proven to have committed crimes at the Capitol should face justice. But she said she understood why many questioned the FBI’s evidence against Jonathan Pollock, a North Lakeland resident who is accused of assaulting three officers, in reaction to a recent Facebook post from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office seeking assistance in finding him.  “The American people have lost faith in our justice,” she said. “That’s why you get those comments, because they have lost faith in what’s right and what’s wrong, how things have been (taken) out of context.”
Price and Gates-Skipper did find concurrence on one matter: They want to see the nation’s leaders address serious issues rather than get bogged down in squabbles over the Jan. 6 investigation. But they offered clashing descriptions of the import of the Capitol breach.
Gates-Skipper said the media was “making a mountain out of a molehill” in coverage of Jan. 6 and its aftermath.  “I’ll be glad when this whole thing is over, to be honest with you,” she said. “I’m sick and tired of hearing about this thing of Jan. 6. We’ve got other things to worry about.”
Price said the criminal investigations are proceeding as they should, but she worries that congressional disputes over the House’s Jan. 6 probe are diverting attention from such matters as the COVID-19 pandemic, health care and the environment.
“We’ve got serious problems in this country and in the world, and what’s happening is people are arguing over these kinds of ridiculous things,” Price said. “We as a community need to come together, and we need to start dealing with the real issues that are going on instead of this kind of tit-for-tat business.”
Gary White can be reached at gary.white@theledger.com or 863-802-7518. Follow on Twitter @garywhite13.

Governor Ron DeSantis’ powerful State of the State Address

Governor Ron DeSantis’ powerful State of the State Address

Governor Ron DeSantis delivered his third State of the State Address to a joint session of the Florida Legislature Tuesday at the launch of the 2021 session. It was a powerful speech with a moving video of a diversity of Floridians being thankful for the opportunities and hope that Governor DeSantis provided this past year by diligently defending their freedoms.

During his speech, Governor DeSantis honored those who have died from COVID, recognizing the toll the virus has taken on family members, by directing the state of Florida to lower the flags to half-staff today. 

“We are saddened by the thousands of Floridians – and hundreds of thousands of Americans – who have died with COVID. And we sympathize with the family members who in many instances were not even permitted to see their loved ones in person, at a nursing home or in the hospital.” ~ Governor Ron DeSantis

Below are some highlights from his address, or you can watch the whole speech here:

To watch the video presentation that played during the speech, go here:

Florida is the brightest spot in Covid response

“While so many other states kept locking people down, Florida lifted people up.

“Florida’s schools are open – and we are one of only a handful of states in which every parent has a right to send a child to school in-person. All Floridians have a right to earn a living – and our citizens are employed at higher rates than those in the nation as a whole.

“Every job is essential. If you are working hard to earn a living, we got your back in the state of Florida. Every business in Florida has a right to operate. We have stood up for small, family-owned businesses and have saved thousands of them from ruin.

“Because of our actions, Florida is leading the nation in the number of people submitting business formation applications and we are one of the top destinations for business relocation.

“Friends, legislators, Floridians, lend me your ears: We will not let anybody close your schools, we will not let anybody take your jobs and we will not let anybody close your businesses!”

 

Florida’s fiscal responsibility pays off

“Because Florida’s economy is open, revenue is coming in at levels far higher than even the most recent revised estimates. For the last three months – December to February – preliminary estimates peg the increase in revenue at more than $800 million over and above the December revenue estimation. 

“Florida is below the national average in unemployment and much lower than our peer states of TX, NY, and CA. We also anticipate downward revisions of December’s unemployment numbers to reflect even stronger jobs numbers.

“Throughout the pandemic, Florida has not touched one red cent from our rainy day fund.”

Standing behind law enforcement 

Working with President Simpson, Speaker Sprowls and law enforcement groups across the state, we have proposed the strongest anti-rioting, pro-law enforcement reforms in the nation. We will not permit localities to jeopardize the safety of their citizens by indulging in the insane fantasy of defunding law enforcement.

We will not allow our cities to burn and violence to rule the streets. And we will not leave any doubt in the minds of those who wear the uniform that the state of Florida stands with you. 

Tackling Big Tech

“Big Tech wields monopolistic power over the public in ways that would have made the monopolists of the early 20th century blush. Floridians have a right to control their personal data and Big Tech should not be able to make billions of dollars off us without our informed consent.

“Florida has always been a state that strongly supports free speech, and we cannot allow the contours of acceptable speech to be adjudicated by the whims of oligarchs in Silicon Valley. Nor we can allow Floridians to be ‘de-platformed’ or silenced with no means of recourse, and this is especially true of those who rely on these technology platforms for their livelihoods.”

“Finally, because Florida is dedicated to free and fair elections, we cannot allow Big Tech to interfere in our elections by putting a thumb on the scale for political candidates favored by Silicon Valley.

 

Leading on free and fair elections

“Speaking of elections, we should take a moment to enjoy the fact that Florida ran perhaps the most transparent and efficient election in the nation in 2020. People actually asked, why cannot these other states be like Florida? Such a sentiment would have been unthinkable twenty years ago.

“We need to make sure our elections are transparent and run efficiently. There should be no ballot harvesting in the state of Florida. One person, one vote.

“We also cannot allow private groups to pour millions of dollars into the administration of our elections. That is a public function and should be done free from this type of private interference.

RPOF Chairman Joe Gruters named Chairman of RNC Election Integrity Committee

RPOF Chairman Joe Gruters named Chairman of RNC Election Integrity Committee

The Republican Party of Florida congratulates Chairman Joe Gruters on his appointment, by Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, to the newly formed Committee on Election Integrity dedicated to restoring election transparency and ensuring voters have confidence in future election processes. 

“It is a great privilege for me, and an honor for the State of Florida, to be named by the RNC to such an important committee, coming as it does on the heels of a national election with so many irregularities creating distrust,” said Gruters, who is also a state Senator. “In Florida, we have created a system where we ensure that every legal vote counts, making it as easy as possible to vote and as hard as possible to cheat. We’ve shown clearly that even in a large, diverse state, elections can be fair, free and transparent with results delivered in a timely manner.”

Also appointed as a member of the Committee on Election Integrity is Florida National Committeewoman Kathleen King, further cementing Florida’s recognized success in election integrity.

We have included the full press release from the RNC below.

 

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel Announces New Election Integrity Committee 

WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced the formation of the new Committee on Election Integrity dedicated to restoring election transparency and ensuring voters have confidence in future election processes. 
 
“Election integrity is one of the most critical issues we face as a Party and as a country. What we saw this past election – states undoing important safeguards, bypassing the proper legislative processes, and changing election laws in the eleventh hour – was deeply troubling and brought chaos and uncertainty to our sacred democratic processes. As RNC Chair, I will not sit idly by and the Party will respond. The RNC will play a crucial role in restoring confidence in our elections, promoting election integrity, and recommending best practices to ensure that future elections are free, fair, and transparent.” – RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel
 
This past cycle, the RNC ran its most comprehensive legal strategy to date, spending more than $30 million on election protection efforts in battleground states across the country. The Committee on Election Integrity represents a renewed focus on continuing this important work and fighting Democrats’ unprecedented attempts to change election laws.  This committee will work closely with state parties and other stakeholders in our elections across the country on voting policies and best practices, such as ensuring poll watchers are allowed to properly observe counting processes, meaningful voter ID laws are codified, and all Americans have faith in our elections process.
 
The RNC Committee on Election Integrity will be chaired by Florida Republican Party Chairman Joe Gruters, with Ashley MacLeay, National Committeewoman from the District of Columbia, serving as Co-Chair. The full temporary RNC committee will consist of 12 men and 12 women, representing the RNC from 21 states and the District of Columbia.

Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez elected as the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association’s Committee’s Chairman

Congratulations to our Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez who will be serving as the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association’s committee’s chairman for the 2021 election cycle. Under her leadership she shattered Republican State Leadership Committee fundraising records, paving the way for Republicans to deliver key victories.
As the first hispanic American woman to serve as Lieutenant Governor she led Florida by increasing Republican majorities in both of Florida’s legislative chambers!

Melony Bell – Florida House of Representatives Page & Messenger Program for the 2021 Legislative Session,

Melony Bell – Florida House of Representatives District 56
I am so excited to announce that the Florida House of Representatives Page & Messenger Program will be held during the 2021 Legislative Session, continuing a tradition that dates back to Florida’s earliest years of statehood. The application portal is now open and can be found at https://myfloridahouse.gov/…/page…/pm_application.pdf. The responsibilities of each position are outlined below, however, to allow for students to be socially distanced as much as possible during their week of service, I am only able to sponsor one student for the program. This means I can accept either one Page (grades 6-8) or one Messenger (grades 9-12), but not both this year.
Pages (grades 6-8) are traditionally tasked with assisting the representatives in the House Chamber whenever the House is in session, but it is possible that Pages may not be able to assist in the House Chamber this session. Messengers (grades 9-12) assist House members and staff by delivering time-sensitive materials throughout the Capitol Complex. In addition to their prescribed duties, the Pages and Messengers will spend their week learning the ins and outs of the legislative process, hearing from officials working in all three branches of Florida’s state government, and creating mock bills of their own that they will endeavor to pass through mock committees and a mock session.
The COVID-19 global pandemic necessitated making a number of changes and modifications to the program in order to ensure a safe and enriching experience for all participants, which are outlined below:
ALL Pages and Messengers will be subject to the Capitol’s mobile on-site COVID-19 diagnostic testing, which will take place at the beginning of their week of service. Only those students who receive a negative test result will be allowed to participate in the program. A negative COVID-19 diagnostic test or a positive antibody test from the student’s local testing site WILL NOT be accepted as a substitute for the on-site COVID-19 diagnostic test. ANY student presenting symptoms of COVID-19, who has been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, or who is awaiting results of a COVID-19 diagnostic test because of suspected exposure to COVID-19 WILL NOT be allowed to participate in the program and will be immediately sent home should they start exhibiting any such symptoms during their week of service. Students will be REQUIRED to wear a face-covering at all times, aside from lunch, and unless otherwise specified in the Page & Messenger Program Guidebook.
All applications must be completed and returned to the Florida House of Representatives Office of the Clerk by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021, via email to HousePagesandMessengers@myfloridahouse.gov or via fax to 888-864-8992.

Senator Rick Scott – Week in Review February 5, 2021

 
 
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This week, Senator Rick Scott voted against Senate Democrats’ partisan $2 trillion spending bill that increases America’s crushing national debt and does more to advance wasteful liberal priorities than actually help American families and small businesses. Ahead of the vote, Senator Scott released the statement below. 

Senator Rick Scott said, “Congress is as dysfunctional as ever. Democrats only lasted 10 days before they completely rejected bipartisanship and began their one-sided push for a $2 trillion spending bill. Democrats have moved forward with a wasteful spending bill that would increase our already massive national debt, trigger devastating cuts to Medicare, and hurt the poorest families in our nation the most. Only in Washington does that make sense. So much for the Left’s call for unity.

“While the process the Democrats have chosen makes absolutely no sense and ultimately hurts American families, I will never stop fighting for Floridians. I am filing a number of amendments to the budget to rein in Washington’s out-of-control spending, protect Americans, secure the border, and get our children back to school.” Read more HERE or in Spanish HERE.

See more of what Senator Scott has been up to this week below.

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Sen. Rick Scott: Congress Must Address Our National Debt and Rein in Spending

This week, Senator Rick Scott spoke on the Senate floor about why Congress must work to address the nation’s $27 trillion federal debt and how Washington’s wasteful spending and Democrats’ radical policies are putting our children and grandchildren’s future at risk. 

Watch his speech HERE or below.  

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Sen. Rick Scott: Democrats Want to Use COVID-19 Spending Package as Payback to Liberal States

Senator Rick Scott released the below statement about Democrats’ plans to use the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 spending package to bailout wasteful states, like New York, Illinois and California, that want to use taxpayer money to backfill their poorly-managed budgets and pension plans.

Senator Rick Scott said, “Senate Republicans are all in for getting targeted relief to Americans that are still hurting from this pandemic. But President Biden and the Democrats want to spend more than $350 billion to bailout their friends in New York, Illinois, and California. And they are lying about the need for this money. Congress has already given states roughly $400 billion to combat this crisis. States across the country are seeing increases in revenue — in some cases, well above projections. Now, we are learning that 47 states show an average decline of just 0.12 percent compared to 2019, and twenty-one of the 47 states show positive year over year growth of tax receipts. Over half of states reported positive growth, including California, New York, and Illinois.

“This is great news for our states – but Democrats don’t want you to know this. The Democrats have made it blatantly obvious that this isn’t about helping people – it’s a payback to their friends for helping with their campaigns. Less than two weeks into the Biden Administration and Democrats have already completely abandoned their inauthentic calls for ‘unity’ and ‘bipartisanship’ just to push through massive spending and get tax dollars to their buddies. You can’t make this stuff up. These wasteful states just have their hand out to the federal government in hopes that American taxpayers will plug the long-standing holes in their budgets and pension systems created by decades of mismanagement and the poor decisions of failed politicians. That’s not fair to Floridians and all the states around the country that have been working hard to protect taxpayer dollars. We can’t let it happen.” Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott to OMB: Taxpayers Need Transparency on $4.5 Trillion Allocated for COVID Relief

Senator Rick Scott sent a letter to the Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an update on the more than $4.5 trillion in tax dollars that has been already allocated to provide financial support to individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis. As Congress considers additional COVID-19 relief, Senator Scott is asking that all available information is released regarding tax dollar allocations and spending to make the best decisions for how to move the nation forward. Read more, including the full letter, HERE.

Senator Rick Scott Leads Colleagues in Resolution Demanding Olympic Committee Move 2022 Olympic Games Out of Communist China

Senator Rick Scott introduced a resolution calling on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to move the 2022 Winter Olympics out of Communist China and rebid it to another country unless Beijing immediately addresses its egregious and numerous violations of human rights. Senators Mike Braun, Marco Rubio, Todd Young, Tom Cotton, Jim Inhofe, and Marsha Blackburn joined Senator Scott in sponsoring this resolution.

Senator Rick Scott said, “Communist China is committing genocide against the Uyghurs in Xinjiang, restricting the human rights of Hong Kongers, and threatening Taiwan. Communist China should not be allowed to host the 2022 Olympic Games while simultaneously running concentration camps, violating human rights and systematically oppressing the people of Hong Kong. The Olympic Games are an incredible opportunity to allow the world’s best athletes to represent their countries and unite our nations, and under no circumstance should be hosted by one of the world’s worst human rights abusers. I am proud to lead my colleagues to send a clear message to the IOC: stand up for freedom and urge Communist China to do the right thing, or find a new home for the 2022 Olympic Games.” Read more HERE.

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Sen. Rick Scott to D.C. Lobbying Firm: Working for Murderous Dictators Won’t be Tolerated

Senator Rick Scott sent a letter to the lobbying firm Wiss & Partners LLP after reports revealed that the firm was hired for $6 million in 2017 by Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government in Venezuela to lobby on its behalf against U.S. sanctions. Read more, including the full letter, HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott Leads Colleagues in Resolution Opposing Reckless Iran Deal

Senators Rick Scott, Joni Ernst and Kevin Cramer introduced a resolution expressing opposition to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and urging President Biden to work with Congress and refuse to re-join the deal without significant reform.

Senator Rick Scott said, “President Trump was right to abandon the reckless Iran nuclear deal that President Obama got us into, and I’m proud my colleagues joined me today to oppose re-joining this deal without major changes. The sanctions the Trump administration levied on Iran are working, and must remain in place until Iran fully cooperates and their ability to develop nuclear weapons and produce ballistic missiles is permanently removed. President Biden must be responsible about this and work with Congress to protect national security and the interests of America and our great ally Israel.” Read more HERE.

Senators Rick Scott, Marco Rubio and Colleagues Introduce Bill to Get Students Back in School

Senator Rick Scott joined Senator Marco Rubio and colleagues in introducing the Put Students First Act of 2021, which would prohibit federal funding to schools that do not provide an in-person learning option by April 30, 2021.

Senator Rick Scott said, “Health experts, students and parents agree: schools need to reopen and our kids need to get back to school. The only people who don’t want to open schools are Senate Democrats and the teachers unions that fund their campaigns. That’s wrong. Schools can openly safely and every student should have the option of in-person learning.” Read more from Senator Rubio’s office HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott Outlines Priorities in Letter to DOD Secretary Lloyd Austin

Senator Rick Scott sent a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin congratulating him on his confirmation and outlining his expectations for the agency to advance the military interests of our great nation and support the brave men and women who answer the call to serve. Read more, including the full letter, HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott: IOC Silence on Communist China’s Human Rights Abuses is Shameful

One year ahead of the start of 2022 Olympic Games, Senator Rick Scott released a statement reiterating his call for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to move the games out of Communist China. To date, the IOC has failed to address Communist China’s horrific human rights abuses, and is instead rewarding General Secretary Xi’s abuses with a “soft power win.” 

Senator Rick Scott said, “For more than a year, I’ve repeatedly called for the IOC to address the genocide occurring under General Secretary Xi’s watch but have been met with nothing but obfuscation. The silence of the IOC on Communist China’s oppression and human rights abuses is shameful. The abuses and genocide against Uyghurs, oppression of Hong Kongers, and aggression toward Taiwan are not unfounded allegations, they are well documented. There is no excuse for the IOC’s cowering to Communist China. It’s time to act and send a clear message that the Olympic Games are about unity and will not be associated with the atrocities General Secretary Xi leads against his own people. The games must be moved now.” Read more HERE.

Senador Rick Scott: El silencio del COI sobre los abusos de los derechos humanos en la China comunista es vergonzoso

Un año antes del inicio de los Juegos Olímpicos de 2022, el Senador Rick Scott hizo un comunicado reiterando su llamado al Comité Olímpico Internacional (COI) para sacar los juegos de la China comunista. Hasta la fecha, el COI no ha abordado los horribles abusos contra los derechos humanos de la China comunista y, en cambio, está recompensando los abusos del Secretario General Xi con una “victoria de poder blanda”.

El Senador Rick Scott dijo: “Durante más de un año, he pedido repetidamente al COI que aborde el genocidio que ocurrió bajo la supervisión del Secretario General Xi, pero me he encontrado con nada más que indiferencia. El silencio del COI sobre la opresión de la China comunista y los abusos de los derechos humanos es vergonzoso. Los abusos y el genocidio contra los uigures, la opresión de los habitantes de Hong Kong y la agresión hacia Taiwán no son acusaciones infundadas, están bien documentadas. No hay excusa para que el COI se acobarde ante la China comunista. Es hora de actuar y enviar un mensaje claro de que los Juegos Olímpicos tienen que ver con la unidad y no se asociarán con las atrocidades que lleva a cabo el Secretario General Xi contra su propio pueblo. Los juegos deben moverse ya”. Lea más AQUÍ.

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Sen. Rick Scott in Fox News: Here’s How Biden’s Big Government Approach Will Hurt Businesses, Workers and Families

Senator Rick Scott wrote an op-ed for Fox News on how the big government approach of President Biden and his economic policy nominees will hurt American businesses, workers and families.

In the op-edSenator Rick Scott wrote, “There have been few other times in American history when the need for economic growth through strategic, responsible, pro-business policies has been as great as it is today. As our nation fights to overcome the horrendous health and economic consequences of COVID-19, we must balance our approach.

… Sadly, President Biden and his economic team think the solution to America’s economic woes is for government to control the economy. That’s wrong and it will only drive us more into debt, ruining the chances for our kids and grandkids to ever make it in our country. We have to remember that individuals and the private sector are the driving force of our nation’s success. Not the government.

This isn’t speculation – it’s obvious in President Biden’s choices for some of our most important leadership positions.

A case in point is Gina Raimondo, the nominee to be secretary of Commerce and former governor of Rhode Island – the worst state in the nation for business. That’s right, one of the most important positions for supporting American economic growth and innovation is going to be filled by someone who oversaw a state with the nation’s third-worst GDP growth rate, the nation’s worst infrastructure and the eighth-highest tax burden.

… In the four years before I was elected governor of Florida unemployment climbed to 10.8%, taxes increased by more than $2 billion, and the state lost more than 800,000 jobs. Over the next eight years, I worked every day to turn Florida around and we saw an incredible recovery from the Great Recession.

… Now, President Biden and his Cabinet have the important task of trying to guide an economic recovery while Democratic mayors still refuse to open up economies and keep businesses and schools shut down.

…It’s time to get real and make hard choices. We cannot continue to mortgage our kids’ and grandkids’ futures with irresponsible and shortsighted spending. President Biden and his Cabinet picks need better answers and American families deserve them now.”

Read the full op-ed in Fox News HERE.

Fox News: Scott: Biden COVID bill ‘makes no sense,’ just a ‘payback to the liberal left’

Washington Post: Pressure mounts to use 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics to confront China on genocide accusations

Homeland Preparedness News: Senate bill seeks to improve school safety

The Epoch Times: US Senator Criticizes WHO for Supporting Beijing’s COVID-19 Propaganda

Breitbart: Rick Scott: Democrat Coronavirus Proposal a ‘Bailout’ to Liberal States

The Week: GOP senators introduce resolution calling on IOC to move 2022 Winter Olympics out of China

NewsRadio WFLA: Sen. Scott On COVID Relief, Vaccine Supplies & Trump Impeachment

WCTV: Fl Senator Rick Scott intends to file bill to “stem the tide of the rampant and unyielding illegal immigration”

WCTV: Florida senators reintroduce American Security Drone Act, cite foreign security risks

WTXL: Senators Scott and Rubio introduce Luke and Alex School Safety Act

Orlando Sentinel: Sen. Scott calls for 2022 Winter Olympics to be taken away from China

Florida Daily: Rick Scott Warns New Defense Secretary About China

Florida Daily: Rick Scott Opposes New Stimulus, Raising National Minimum Wage

Florida Daily: Florida Senators Continue to Support Ron Johnson’s Proposal to Create Federal Clearinghouse on School Safety

Florida Daily: Rick Scott Brings Back Drone Security Proposal

Diario La Americas: Senadores instan retirar a China de los Juegos Olímpicos Invierno-2022

THE BACKHOE CHRONICLES – Peter Feeman, National Committeeman, Florida

THE BACKHOE CHRONICLES – 
January 11, 2021:  Greetings from the RNC Winter Meeting-
This will be my last post on Facebook as I will be migrating over to Gab.com as well as cancelling my Twitter account and moving over to Parler… (the reasons are obvious)
I cannot abide the fascist squelching of free speech by the Big Tech companies.
Here is my last update on this platform:
Today we had our RNC elections where we elected officers for the next 2 years.
For Chairman, we re-elected Ronna Romney McDaniel.
Just so you know, President Trump specifically endorsed Ronna for re-election, which kept other candidates out of the race.
She ran unopposed.
So for those of you that think the RNC and Ms. McDaniel abandoned our President, you could not be more wrong, since the President endorsed her re-election!
For Co-Chair, we re-elected Tommy Hicks. 2 years ago Tommy Hicks was asked by the President to run for Co-Chair of the RNC. We went along with it and elected him.
We re-elected him today.
This is hardly an abandonment of Mr. Trump.
We also passed a number of resolutions today.
Here are the highlights:
1. Resolution Ensuring the People’s Constitutional Right to a Fair, Legal and Accurate Election….
By the way, the number one priority for the RNC over these next 2 years will be ELECTION INTEGRITY.
2. Resolution Commending the Unprecedented Accomplishments of President Trump in His First Term…
The resolution concluded with this: “The RNC continues to support Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence until such time as a lawful transition of power is consummated.
3. Resolution Thanking Trump Supporters and Grassroots Volunteers Across the Nation…self explanatory
4. Resolution Urging Congress to Curb Big Tech’s Censorship
5. Resolution Supporting the “Keep Nine Amendment” to the United States Constitution.
This resolution is to keep the Democrats from “packing” the Supreme Court by increasing its number to 12 in order to dilute the effect of President trump’s 3 appointments to the Supreme Court during his first term
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For those of you that think starting a third party is the answer, that would only serve to split the GOP in half, thereby guaranteeing Democrat victories everywhere and ushering in the radical socialist agenda of the Democrats, ending America as we know it….
We also heard from Governor DeSantis today.
He gets it!
Florida has become the “gold standard” for election integrity and the RNC recognizes this.
As Governor DeSantis said, all is not lost. Politics has its ebbs and floes.
He is confident that, as the nation watches in horror as the Democrats rule, the Republicans will retake the House and Senate in 2022, elect and re-elect Republican governors and pave the way for another renewal of the American spirit in 2024 led by…………
to be continued…
January 7, 2021:  Greetings from the RNC Winter Meeting-
This morning we had a “Members only” meeting for 2 hours.
No press, no guests, no staff.
There is a lot of information discussed that I cannot share in a public forum but suffice it to say some of the election fraud stories are unbelievable which I will share in later columns.
Here are some of the things I can share:
  • Yesterday, 2 pipe bombs were discovered outside RNC Headquarters in D.C. Fortunately, nobody was in the building because they are all here at the Winter Meeting.
  • This morning the perpetrator was arrested. He had a vehicle parked near Headquarters as well, filled with explosives.  Was this person connected to the violence yesterday?  An investigation is ongoing.
  • The number 1 priority for the RNC over this next cycle? ELECTION INTEGRITY–at every level
At lunch today we heard from Kristi Noem, Governor of South Dakota—Very Impressive.
Tomorrow we will consider and pass multiple Resolutions and elect officers for the next 2 years.
January 7, 2021: There had to be a stand down order:
For those of us that have been to the White House or the Capitol, we know how tight security is.
There is NO WAY a mob of unarmed people could have breached the Capitol building, while they were in session, without a stand down order. This is ridiculous.
This was a set up to make the Trump folks look bad.
I just don’t accept that a bunch of unarmed mobsters could get into the Capitol unless the fix was in.
Have you seen the movie , “White House Down”? Do you think the security for the Capitol, WHILE THEY ARE IN SESSION, is anything less?
Something is not right here.
Was a “stand down” order given to make Trump and his supporters look bad?
Think about it.
Peter Feaman, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Patriot, National Committeeman, Florida.

Senator Rick Scott elected the next Chairman of the NRSC

Senator Rick Scott elected me the next Chairman of the NRSC

Statement from Senator Scott – I’m honored that my colleagues unanimously elected me the next Chairman of the NRSC.  !
I will always fight to expose the Radical Left and their plans to pack the Supreme Court, destroy our economy with the Green New Deal, eliminate private health insurance with Medicare for All, and resurrect Socialism, the most disgraced political philosophy of the last century. We need to keep a Republican Senate to make sure we’re protecting conservative values and giving every American the opportunity to live their dream.

Sen. Marco Rubio will run for reelection in 2022

Sen. Marco Rubio will run for reelection in 2022

November 9, 2020

Florida Senator Marco Rubio has announced that he will seek a third term to the U.S. Senate in 2022. The Floridian first reported the probable run over the weekend, and now Rubio has confirmed it with a Facebook posting.

THE BACKHOE CHRONICLES – The Election Fix – Updates Part 2 – Peter Feaman, National Committeeman, Florida

THE BACKHOE CHRONICLES – The Election Fix
(Editor Note:  Updates coming in at fast pace.  To make the volume of updates more readable the information is being broken up in multiple pages with the latest being presented first.  Don’t listen to MSM and social media lies.  This information is straight from the RNC is is reliable)
The Election fix is on, as another attempt to overthrow the will of the people is underway…
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 83-Georgia Update:
Georgia Senator: Coordinated Illegal Actions Appear to Have Taken Place During Election
BY ZACHARY STIEBER December 21, 2020
A recent report from a Georgia state senator studying the Nov. 3 election found evidence of illegal activity carried out by workers at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
“The events at the State Farm Arena are particularly disturbing because they demonstrated intent on the part of election workers to exclude the public from viewing the counting of ballots, an intentional disregard for the law. The number of votes that could have been counted in that length of time was sufficient to change the results of the presidential election and the senatorial contests,” the report from the state Senate’s Election Law Study Subcommittee chairman reads.
“Furthermore, there appears to be coordinated illegal activities by election workers themselves who purposely placed fraudulent ballots into the final election totals.”
Workers counted mail-in ballots at the arena. According to surveillance footage and witness testimony from Election Day, workers stopped counting ballots around 10:30 p.m. but resumed after observers and media left.
A spokesman for Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger told The Epoch Times in an emailed statement: “The report makes rash conclusions based on a one-sided presentation of conspiracy theories, poorly assembled data and conjecture. Of the many courts that have reviewed this same jumble of misinformation, none have found one shred of it to be credible. It is disappointing that the members of the study committee let their political allegiance cloud their judgment when dispassionate analysis by the courts have determined the allegations to be nonsense.”
Gabriel Sterling, an official who works in Raffensperger’s office, has acknowledged that there was an 82-minute period that night when no monitor was present. The office has blamed media and observers for leaving after the announcement that counting was stopping for the night.
The Georgia Election Law Study Subcommittee is part of the state Senate Judiciary Committee. According to subcommittee Chairman William Ligon, a Republican, the report hasn’t been formally approved by either the subcommittee or the committee.
The report notes that scores of witnesses and experts testified about irregularities and fraud allegations during a public hearing earlier this month.
In summary, legislators wrote, the general election “was chaotic and any reported results must be viewed as untrustworthy.”
Lawmakers heard evidence about proper chain of custody protocols being violated, about fraudulent ballots likely being introduced into the pool of ballots being counted, about pristine ballots whose origins looked suspicious, and about unsecured ballots.
“A great deal of testimony supported evidence of a coordinated effort to prevent a transparent process of observing the counting of ballots during the absentee ballot opening period and on election night. Witnesses testified to hostility to Republican poll workers during the recount—directional signage was unavailable, doors were locked, and Republican poll watchers were sent home early or given menial assignments,” the report states.
“Monitors throughout the state were often kept at an unreasonably long distance—some social distancing was understandable, but monitors were blocked from having the visual ability to see what was written on the ballots or to have any meaningful way to check the counting or to double-check that what was counted was actually assigned to the right candidate.”
Two of the poll observers who testified were later terminated by Fulton County. Raffensperger has called for them to be rehired; Fulton County officials didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.
Among the recommendations outlined in the report are that unqualified voters should be purged from voter rolls; violations of state law should be prosecuted; forensic audits of ballots and machines should be carried out; and the state legislature should consider moving to choose the slate of electors.
Ligon led a push to convene a special session of the legislature to consider taking back the power to appoint electors, but that effort didn’t garner the required support. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, can also call a special session, but has thus far refused.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 82-Senators And Congressmen Are Starting To Step Up:
Another GOP Congressman Says He’ll Likely Challenge Electoral College Votes in January-
BY JACK PHILLIPS December 18, 2020:
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) said he will likely join Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) in challenging the Electoral College votes for certain states when they are counted on Jan. 6 in a sign that a growing number of Congress members will do so.
“Right now,” the lawmaker said in an interview, “I’m leaning heavily into supporting that plan because we’ve seen so many allegations.”
During a Senate Homeland Security panel hearing that featured testimony alleging voter fraud and irregularities, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said he believed there was rampant fraud during the Nov. 3 presidential election. Paul also said he may challenge the Electoral College count.
Biggs told Newsmax that he agreed with Paul’s assessment during the hearing.
“That’s important when you consider if you’re gonna object,” he said, noting that some Democratic members of Congress tried to object to electors for President Donald Trump after he won in 2016.
“Don’t ever forget that in 2017 that’s exactly what Democrats did when they objected to the sitting of President Trump’s electors, and they did it in 2005, so this is not without precedent, what [Brooks’] suggested, and I’m with him on that because there’s so much fraud out there, we actually need to make the point,” Biggs said.
Sen.-elect Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) also suggested that he will possibly challenge the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6, coming just three days after he is sworn in as a senator. “I’m gonna tell you: Don’t give up on him,” Tuberville, the former coach of Auburn University’s football program, said of Trump. “Don’t give up on him.”
“You’ll see what’s coming,” he said this week in response to questions about the challenge. “You’ve been reading about in the House. We’re going to have to do it in the Senate.”
The process of challenging electors requires one House representative and one senator. Then, the two chambers of Congress would have to meet separately to vote and debate any disputes.
Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), the Senate Majority Whip, told reporters that he hopes Tuberville or other senators don’t follow Brooks’ lead.
“I think it’s time, like I said before, to bond,” Thune told reporters. “And I know there probably is our members who still have concerns about the election, integrity of the election. But the fact of the matter is, that’s been litigated over and over.”
But during the Wednesday hearing, Paul and former Clinton-era special prosecutor Ken Starr said that of the lawsuits regarding election fraud and irregularities, the vast majority of those cases were not heard on the merits.
“The courts have not decided the facts,” Paul said at Wednesday’s hearing. “The courts never looked at the facts. The courts don’t like elections, and they stayed out of it by finding an excuse.”
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 81-We have not given up:
President Donald Trump’s winning path for the 2020 election runs through the state legislatures in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Arizona, says top Trump campaign attorney Jenna Ellis.
Using Pennsylvania as an example, Ellis said that the state’s Supreme Court had filed in support of Texas in an interstate election lawsuit brought by the Lone Star State to the Supreme Court, which has since been dismissed.
“One of the great things that came out of that case is that the Pennsylvania State Legislature, their leadership in both the House and the Senate, filed an amicus brief admitting to the Supreme Court and telling the Supreme Court that they agreed with Texas that their state’s laws in the administration of the 2020 election were not followed,” Ellis told The Epoch Times’ American Thought Leaders on Dec. 16.
“That gives them the basis through their investigations, their findings, all of the testimony and evidence presented by the mayor and myself at that hearing, for Pennsylvania to reclaim under Article II Section 1.2 of the U.S. Constitution, they can reclaim their authority to select the slate of delegates,” Ellis continued.
“And so they have every opportunity to call themselves back into an electoral session for the purpose of voting on which slate of delegates they’re going to send. So that is what should happen in each of these six states prior to Jan. 6.”
Ellis made the remarks in response to a question about what scenario the Trump campaign envisions unfolding after Dec. 14, the day when the Electoral College cast its votes for the next president. Republican electors casting dueling votes in New Mexico and the six states, Ellis said. The Biden electors in each of the seven states also cast votes, setting up a “dueling electors” scenario not seen in U.S. elections for decades.
The governors in each state certified the Biden electors, with the Trump electors casting votes that the state legislatures can substantiate by convening special legislative sessions.
“I know that Georgia is looking at this very closely. Also Michigan with the Antrim County report that came out with all of those, not just irregularities but sheer percentages of discrepancies and all of the violations of law that occurred in Michigan. So in Michigan, as well as Arizona, and also in Wisconsin,” Ellis said.
“I think that once one state actually calls an electoral session and is willing to run that resolution to vote by simple majority and say, ‘We’re not going to allow corrupted, false certifications to prevail in terms of how we select our delegates’ … If one state is willing to do this, I think others will follow,’” she said.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 80–It’s everywhere in plain view, but the traditional media keeps censoring what you see and read:
Average of 2 to 3 Percent Shift for Biden in Counties That Use Dominion
BY PETR SVAB December 15, 2020
A man who’s made a living developing fraud detection algorithms has discovered a curious phenomenon: Counties that started using Dominion Voting Systems machines have on average moved by 2 to 3 points to the Democrat presidential candidate from the Republican compared to counties that didn’t adopt the machines.
The difference persisted even after he controlled for a number of factors, including county population and various demographic characteristics.
“I recommend we audit the machines,” he concluded.
The man is Ben Turner, who used to be the chief actuary at Texas Mutual Workers’ Compensation Insurance. He now runs Fraud Spotters, a consultancy specializing in detecting insurance fraud.
The Epoch Times replicated his initial analysis using the same data he used and arrived at the same results.
Dominion didn’t immediately respond to a request by The Epoch Times for comment. The company has for years been criticized over alleged vulnerabilities in its system. It has previously denied that its machines can be used to switch votes from one candidate to another.
Turner reached his conclusion despite being initially incredulous about claims that the Dominion machines affected the election outcome.
While a Republican himself, virtually all of his colleagues and peers are Democrats, he said in a phone call. The outrageousness of the election fraud allegations made him question whether he was on the “wrong team,” he said.
“I don’t know how to process these allegations,” he said in a recent blog post. “They sound so extreme and far-fetched that they are easy to blow off as ridiculous.”
But he also saw some very mainstream concerns about election systems security, pointing to an HBO documentary released earlier this year on the topic.
Given his expertise, he decided to look into the claims just to get some clarity for himself.
Eventually, however, he realized he needed to go public.
“I kind of was too afraid to go public because I knew that it won’t help me in terms of, you know, half the population now thinks that I’m a tin-foil-hat person. And I’m aware of that,” he said.
“But I just decided that if nobody can prove me wrong, it’s not fair for me to withhold this information, and that it belongs in the hands of the public.
“If I’ve done something wrong with the analysis, then maybe somebody out there will prove it wrong, and that’s fine with me. I’d rather get to the truth than be right. I felt like if I didn’t publish this, I’m a coward.”
He looked at how, county-by-county, election results changed between the 2008 and 2020 presidential races, measuring whether adoption of Dominion would have any overall effect on the changes. He picked the 2008 election because, at the time, only New York State had widely adopted Dominion, according to data from VerifiedVoting.Org. He excluded New York from the analysis, leaving him 657 counties that have adopted Dominion and 2,388 that have not as of 2020.
He found that Dominion use was associated with a 1.55 percentage point decrease in the Republican vote and a 1.55 percentage point increase in the Democratic vote in the presidential race.
He controlled for the differences in county population, the number of votes cast, urban/rural population split, population growth, international immigration rate, low-education population, high “natural amenity” areas, high “creative class” population, and manufacturing dependency.
Later, he added seven more control factors to the analysis, including race, voter preference, and population. Not only did the “Dominion effect” persist, but the probability of his results being a fluke decreased.
The effect somewhat decreased, to a 2.84-point shift, when he also controlled for age.
The probability that the results occurred by chance or due to some unobserved factor was about 1 in 1,000, the analysis showed.
*********In his estimation, the results were significant enough to potentially flip elections in at least four states: Georgia, Arizona, Wisconsin, and Nevada.***********
Although his analysis indicated on average about a 3-point “Dominion effect,” it may be higher in some states and lower in others, he said.
“If you believe the Dominion effect is real, it is not hard to believe that this effect would be greater in swing states and could have swung these four states into Biden’s column, putting the electoral college in his favor,” he wrote.
The effect dropped to less than a 2-point blue shift when Georgia was excluded from the analysis.
“I believe this is indicating that Georgia is the strongest case for auditing,” he wrote in an FAQ article that addresses questions about his work.
He showed his findings to about 10 people with statistical expertise, two of whom provided him substantial feedback. Neither could find fault with his analysis, he said, and neither wanted their name associated with it.
The Epoch Times spoke to one of the two, who ran a slightly different statistical model on the same data arriving at nearly the same results. The expert concluded Turner’s model was “reasonable,” given the limitations of the data.
After he went public, more people contacted Turner with further questions, suggesting, for example, more extensive controls.
Ultimately, he ran the analysis with about 100 controls. The effect was reduced to about a 2-point shift toward Biden. He said that at this point, the statistical model started to suffer from “multicollinearity,” meaning many of the control factors were overlapping, which caused the model to provide less reliable results for any single variable, including the “Dominion effect.”
“Once we start to overfit the model, it gets complicated to decipher, and it would take some time to sort out the issues, and even then, it may become a matter of opinion,” he said via email.
He said the results would be safer to report as a range.
“I would say the national average effect appears to be somewhere between 1.0% and 1.6%,” he wrote.
Turner used prior election data from MIT Election Data Science Lab, current election data from Politico, Dominion adoption data from VerifiedVoting.Org, and demographic data from the Department of Agriculture.
The data isn’t robust enough to narrow the analysis down to any particular state, he said.
The findings aren’t enough on their own to “win a court case,” he said. A statistical analysis, no matter how sophisticated, can be wrong. But he argued the four states should allow Republicans to audit the machines.
If this was a suspected insurance fraud case, the results would warrant a probe, he said.
“If this were an insurance company operation, we would have all these investigators investigating the people that we thought were behind the fraud.”
While Turner didn’t control for more specific demographic changes over time, such as by age and income, he did control for overall population change.
A researcher associated with The Epoch Times reached out to two statistics professors at two U.S. universities who both found Turner’s methodology sound, but neither agreed to have their name published.
Dominion has been under fire for years over alleged vulnerabilities in its system. A recent forensic audit in one Michigan county concluded the system is “intentionally and purposefully designed with inherent errors to create systemic fraud and influence election results.”
A former military intelligence analyst alleged in a sworn affidavit that the Dominion software was accessed by agents of malicious actors, such as China and Iran, to monitor and manipulate the 2020 election.
The Epoch Times recently produced a documentary delving into Dominion’s complex ownership structure.
The company has denied that its software can be used to switch votes from one candidate to another or that it has foreign government ties.
One county election supervisor in Georgia demonstrated that the Dominion software allows changing votes through its “adjudication” feature.
A Georgia state election official said the adjudication creates a log through which it can be traced who made any changes to a ballot.
Turner called on Biden, local election officials, and Dominion to consider that so many people are already convinced fraud occurred.
“Future President Joe Biden: Do you want a significant portion of the population to believe your presidency was only won through Dominion voting systems?” he wrote.
“Dominion Corporation: Do you want a significant portion of the population to distrust you and demand that your machines are not used?”
“Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and Wisconsin election officials: Do you want a significant portion of your constituents to believe you are part of a conspiracy?”
The only solution now is transparency, he said.
And so they proceed, with eyes wide shut.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 79-The news media will try to tell you the election is over.
It is not….
Attorney Sidney Powell on Sunday alerted the U.S. Supreme Court to new evidence filed in her legal team’s Michigan lawsuit related to the state’s Dominion Voting Systems voting equipment as she called on the court to intervene in her cases challenging the integrity and outcome of the 2020 elections in four states.
Powell in a letter notified the court of two batches of recently obtained evidence, the first of which she said came from an initial forensic analysis of Dominion voting machines in Michigan’s Antrim County that was prepared under a protective order issued on Dec. 4 by Judge Kevin Elsenheimer, who is overseeing the case.
The former federal prosecutor said that the initial results of the ongoing expert analysis provide “new information and evidence” as it relates to the Nov. 3 election in Antrim County.
“By logical extrapolation, [the analysis] explains voting anomalies and evinces fraud throughout the Dominion Voting Systems,” Powell wrote. “The new evidence specifically provides additional and conclusive evidence of election fraud and irregularities pertaining to the Nov. 3, 2020 election.”
“The final ‘certified tally’ in Michigan reflected a slim margin of Mr. Biden’s vote count to be 146,000 over that of President Trump, with just under 10 million people living in Michigan,” she said.
Powell asserted that the newly obtained evidence “is directly relevant to Petitioners’ Emergency Petition Under Rule 20 for Extraordinary Writ of Mandamus” before the Supreme Court, as it corroborates and supports the existing record of evidence proving massive election fraud, multiple violations of the Michigan Election Code, federal statutes, and the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
It came shortly after Powell announced Friday that she had filed emergency requests to the nation’s top court, asking the justices to order officials in Michigan, Georgia, and Arizona to immediately decertify their 2020 election results and to prevent the states’ presidential electors from casting votes in the electoral college.
An emergency filing is also anticipated for her Wisconsin case. The filings aim to maintain the status quo in the states in order to give the Supreme Court time to consider the allegations presented in her lawsuits.
Her letter outlines new affidavits from two forensic experts who allege that international interference took place in the 2020 election, and that Dominion systems were connected to foreign systems around the globe.
Powell said that two Military Intelligence analysts have signed sworn affidavits stating that the SSL certificates from dominionvoting.com were used multiple times from Canada, Serbia, and the United States.
“Additionally, the affidavits detail evidence demonstrating that Sequoia Capital seeded or funded Dominion Voting Systems and HSBC Toronto acquired from Dominion Voting Systems 18 patents representing intellectual property of Dominion Voting Systems. These patents all pertain to direct interfaces with the U.S. election process by means of ballots, systems, and machines,” Powell wrote. HSBC is a British multinational that was first founded in Hong Kong.
The affidavit further reveals that the HSBC in Toronto “secures the intellectual patents pertaining to direct access to the U.S. election systems and equipment from Dominion Voting Systems,” Powell said in her letter, stating that the information contained in the affidavits further demonstrates foreign interference in the Nov. 3 election.
Powell last month said that prior analysis of server logs on Dominion’s machines in Georgia primary elections showed “remote access into those servers in the middle of the night when no election workers were around,” possibly by Dominion employees overseas or “on behalf of adverse nation-states such as Iran and China.”
The attorney told The Epoch Times last week that due to alleged foreign interference in the Nov. 3 election, “it’s more than sufficient to trigger” President Donald Trump’s executive order on foreign interference issued in 2018.
Powell asked that the latest evidence from the forensic examination be filed under seal, citing “significant implications for national security” and due to the protective order under which it was obtained. She noted that there is a hearing in the Michigan court scheduled for Monday morning on the plaintiffs’ motion to unseal the report.
“This evidence is crucial to a just resolution of the cases pending before this court,” Powell concluded.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part78-Sworn testimony Under Oath is “Evidence.”
And the evidence of election fraud is overwhelming.  But somehow Big Tech and Corporate media won’t see it.
PENNSYLVANIA:
At a hearing in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 25, an expert testified to the Pennsylvania Senate Majority Committee that a batch of ballots recorded 570,000 votes for Joe Biden and only 3,200 votes for Donald. That would be 99.4 percent of the votes went to Biden, and with that batch he won the election. The batch came in, by the way, late at night
And how long did the batch take to be counted? According to the aforementioned “expert,” a former combat officer with a background in military information and electronic warfare named Ret. Col. Phil Waldron, the “spike anomaly” did not take very long to appear. He claims it took something like 90 minutes.
MICHIGAN:
On November 4 in Michigan at roughly 6:30 a.m., 141,258 votes came in for Biden, and only 5,968 for Trump.
WISCONSIN:
At 3:42 a.m., also on November 4, 143,379 votes came in for Biden and a puny 25,163 for Trump.
GEORGIA:
Also on November 4th in Georgia at 1:34 a.m., 136,155 votes came in for Biden, and only 29,115 votes came in for Trump.
All of this information we have thanks to the diligence of Russell Ramsland of Allied Security Systems.
ARIZONA:
Jenna Ellis, another of the president’s personal attorneys, stressed they weren’t asking lawmakers to reverse the election, but to investigate fraud and determine if the results are legitimate before appointing electors for Biden.
“We are going to ask you, as legislators, to reclaim that authority and to make sure that the people of Arizona and indeed the people of the United States of America as a whole are not disenfranchised by corruption,” Ellis told the panel.
She quoted Founding Father Alexander Hamilton in Federalist 68 noting that state legislatures are the safeguard against corruption.
“You are the last step to make sure that this election is not corrupted,” Ellis said. “We are not asking you to step up and overturn an election. We are asking you to step in to make sure that the corruption that occurred here does not stand.”
4) Absentee Ballots, Duplicate Ballots, and 130%
The Trump legal team also presented information from the Voter Integrity Fund, playing audio of several calls to people recorded as having requested an absentee ballot. Each said they did not do so.
Another witness for the Trump team was Shiva Ayyadurai, a former Senate candidate from Massachusetts and entrepreneur and engineer offering expert testimony on technology and data. He presented data asserting the only way for Biden to have statistically caught up with Trump after trailing him early on was if the registered Democratic votes were 130% in favor of Biden and negative 30% for Trump. He showed a chart on a screen to explain the findings.
“What’s extraordinary about this graph is, again, we went through many, many iterations, it matches perfectly, near perfectly,” Ayyadurai told the Arizona state legislators. “The slopes match, the curves match. The shapes match. So, what this tells us is that this demographic distribution of allocation of party affiliations is what can generate this.  “I find it highly implausible, because this means that Mr. Biden got 130% of Democrat voters, and Mr. Trump got negative 30%.”
Anna Orth, a Pima County resident and Republican election worker, testified to the committee that she was denied the chance to observe about 2,000 duplicate ballots. Duplicate ballots are usually ballots that are somehow unclearly marked and require further inspection, typically by observers from both parties.  “I was specifically taken out of that room, ushered out, and brought into [another] room,” Orth told the state lawmakers.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 77-A Fraudulent Night in Georgia,
but corporate media still promotes the false narrative of no evidence of fraud) 21,000 anomalies!:
Matt Braynard, the head of the Voter Integrity Project, said on today that he’s delivered evidence of more than 21,000 election anomalies and irregularities to three top Georgia officials!
In a letter to Gov. Brian Kemp, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and Attorney General Chris Carr, Braynard said he sent via FedEx an envelope with a USB drive “containing evidence of illegal ballots that were cast” in Georgia in the Nov. 3 election. Braynard said he obtained the evidence via the Voter Integrity Project, which, in turn, was “paid for with crowdfunded contributions from many of your residents.”
Braynard said his team reached out to voters who Georgia marked as having requested an absentee ballot, but not returning it.  Braynard also made note of voters who told the call center that they didn’t request the ballot “despite the state marking them as having requested an absentee ballot,” as well as voters who told the Voter Integrity Project they did request a ballot and mailed it back, although Georgia didn’t record that it was received.
Other tables include evidence of voters who voted in two different states, including Georgia voters who were “registered” to vote with an address listed at a U.S. Postal Service facility and “disguised that address as an apartment” or P.O. box, the letter said. Braynard also highlighted other irregularities that occurred during the election in Georgia.
“I am well aware that examining this evidence may be a time consuming and complicated ordeal,” Braynard wrote. “To aide you in this endeavor, I am happy to make myself available to assist your staff in validating it.”
Last week, bought and paid for Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger had said there’s been no evidence of irregularities that would overturn the election results and has pushed for certification. On Dec. 7, he announced that Georgia re-certified its election results following a recount, although Coffee County said it wasn’t able to duplicate the results on voter machines.
How much smoke does there have to be before a judge or legislature declares, “Fire!”?
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 76-Facebook Fact-Checkers: The Chinese and CNN Connection
Facebook Fact Checker Funded by Chinese Money Through TikTok
BY PETR SVAB December 10, 2020
While Facebook portrays its army of fact-checkers as independent, the money behind at least one carries a distinct taint. One fact-checker, Lead Stories, is partly paid through its partnership with TikTok, a social media platform run by a Chinese company that owes its allegiance to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). TikTok is currently being probed by American authorities as a national security threat.
Moreover, the organization that’s supposed to oversee the quality of fact-checkers is run by Poynter Institute, another TikTok partner.
Lead Stories says it’s been contracted by ByteDance “for fact checking related work” referring to TikTok’s announcement earlier this year that it has partnered with several organizations “to further aid our efforts to reduce the spread of misinformation,” particularly regarding the CCP virus pandemic which originated in China and was exacerbated by the CCP regime’s coverup.
Lead Stories was started in 2015 by Belgian website developer Maarten Schenk, CNN veteran Alan Duke, and two lawyers from Florida and Colorado. It listed operating expenses of less than $50,000 in 2017, but had expanded seven-fold by 2019, largely thanks to the more than $460,000 Facebook paid it for fact-checking services in 2018 and 2019. The company took on more than a dozen staffers, about half of them CNN alumni, and became one of Facebook’s most prolific fact-checkers of American content.
This year, the funding sources included Google, Facebook, ByteDance, and several online advertising services.
Facebook’s fact-checking partnerships have drawn criticism as they facilitate censorship. A post flagged as false by the partners not only gets furnished with a warning label and a link to the fact check, but Facebook “significantly reduces the number of people who see it,” the company says on its website.
The fact-checkers themselves can choose what content to review and decide what is labeled as false and why. Any complaints about the verdict must be raised with the fact-checkers, who aren’t known to readily reverse themselves, even when their fact checks themselves require fact checking.
Lead Stories has recently focused on disputing claims about voter fraud, contributing to censorship of the topic on Facebook.
Chronicle fans: beware the military-industrial complex, which now includes big Tech.
THE FIX, Part 75-NEWSMAX Edition:
Newsmax TV scored its first ratings victory over rival Fox News Channel, eclipsing the Murdoch-owned outlet in a key demographic on Monday night.
“Greg Kelly Reports,” which airs 7-8 p.m. EST, beat “The Story with Martha McCallum” in the 25- to 54-year-old audience demographic. Kelly drew an average of 229,000 viewers for the hour while McCallum pulled in 203,000, CNN reported.
“We’re here to stay,” Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy said Tuesday evening to CNN. “The ratings are showing that.”
Newsmax TV has shown exponential growth in viewership since Nov. 3, a trend media outlets have attributed to resentment at Fox News for its coverage of the election. That included a decision to call Arizona for Joe Biden, a decision many Fox News devotees called extremely premature.
Wake up Fox News, you blew it.
THE FIX, Part 74-Texas Lawsuit Edition:
Seventeen states are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to take up Texas’s request to challenge the 2020 election results in four battleground states.
The states, led by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, filed a friend-of-the-court brief on Dec. 9, underscoring that the case filed by Texas is of great public importance and requires the attention of the nation’s top court.
Texas on Dec. 7 filed a motion asking for permission to sue Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin in an attempt to protect the integrity of the 2020 election.
The Lone Star state alleges that the four key battleground states unconstitutionally changed election laws, treated voters unequally, and triggered significant voting irregularities by relaxing ballot integrity measures.
The states said they have a strong interest in protecting the separation of powers in how elections are regulated. When election officials made changes to the rules governing elections, these non-legislative actors may have encroached on the power given to state legislatures by the Electors Clause in the U.S. Constitution, they assert.
Under the U.S. Constitution, the “times, places, and manner of holding elections” may only be prescribed by the state “legislature” and “Congress.”
“Encroachments on the authority of state Legislatures by other state actors violate the separation of powers and threaten individual liberty,” the states wrote.
In the brief, the 17 states argue that the Texas lawsuit warrants review by the high court as it presents important constitutional issues under the Electors Clause. It also raises concerns about election integrity and public confidence in the handling of elections, they added.
The states said they have a strong interest in protecting the separation of powers in how elections are regulated. When election officials made changes to the rules governing elections, these non-legislative actors may have encroached on the power given to state legislatures by the Electors Clause in the U.S. Constitution, they assert.
Under the U.S. Constitution, the “times, places, and manner of holding elections” may only be prescribed by the state “legislature” and “Congress.”
“Encroachments on the authority of state Legislatures by other state actors violate the separation of powers and threaten individual liberty,” the states wrote (pdf).
Meanwhile, the changes made by the defendant states to mail-in voting rules during the COVID-19 pandemic, the 17 states argued, would have likely enhanced the risk of election fraud, since they strip away safeguards protecting against fraudulent behavior.
They added that the relaxation of safeguards for mail-in ballots create “needless vulnerability to actual fraud and undermined public confidence in the election.”
Stay tuned, it ain’t over til it’s over!
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 73-The Anti-Trump Coup Never Ended:
45 years ago , as a political science major in college, I wrote my senior thesis on the assassination of President John Kennedy…
I began by quoting President Dwight Eisenhower who, in his farewell address to the nation, warned of the increasing power of the “military-industrial complex.”
Three years later, a young President was taken from us and there was evidence to show that forces within the U.S. government were complicit in the murder of our president, including elements within the CIA and willful negligence on the part of the FBI.
Today, we have seen our present-day military-intelligence-industrial (big tech) complex not only complicit, but actively trying to take down the president since 2016, including this election.
Sidney Powell, a well respected career trial attorney, both in and out of government, seems to agree:  Powell said Saturday it is “extremely unsettling” to know that American elections are “just as rigged” as the elections in third world countries, she told the “Huckabee” show.  Powell even suggested that the CIA might have been involved in creating the software used by Dominion, which she says is a company that should not be trusted with determining the election results, citing numerous witness statements from contractors and experts.  “It may have been the CIA that created the software and programs to begin with, and then exported them for their own use only to have it come back to us,” she said.
Last month, Powell called on CIA Director Gina Haspel to be “fired immediately,” arguing that Dominion Voting Systems should not have been allowed to be used in the elections, while calling for an investigation of state officials who approved purchases of the machines.  During the interview, Powell said that some very important, powerful, and extremely wealthy people might be involved in rigging the election because of “globalist interests.”
45 years later—could history be repeating itself?
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 72-Electoral College Edition
President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that the legislatures in Arizona, Georgia, and Michigan might end up deciding what electors are sent to the Electoral College, suggesting it could end up in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Giuliani said that the GOP-controlled legislatures in the three states could vote on sending their own slate of electors, noting that such a move is supported in the U.S. Constitution. Both Giuliani and fellow Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis have lobbied state legislatures in recent days to reaffirm their power to choose their own electors due to evidence of fraud during the Nov. 3 election.
The former New York mayor told Fox Business on Sunday that Georgia lawmakers “started a petition to hold their own session, which they’re allowed to do under the Constitution,” adding the GOP members are “disgusted” by the evidence that was shown during a hearing last week. On the program, Giuliani made reference to the State Farm Arena surveillance video in Atlanta that showed election officials pulling black containers on wheels from underneath a table after poll observers and election workers were sent home. While state elections officials have said the process was not unusual, they have not yet answered key questions raised by Trump’s team when presenting the video.  “They’re the first legislature to do this now,” he said of Georgia. “This is a constitutional role that the founding fathers gave to our legislatures. They’re the ones who are supposed to select the president, not the governors, not the board of elections. They’re the ones who have the constitutional obligation to decide on the electors.”
“Michigan is considering the same thing,” Giuliani said. “They’re not quite as far along, but they are drafting something right now, and so is Arizona, so those three … could very well end up in front of the legislature to decide who the electors are.”
In the interview, Giuliani said that should even one “of these state legislatures change the electors based on their own analysis, of course that’ll be taken to the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court will have to decide if it was done reasonably, rationally, or arbitrarily—that’s the standard.”  “In each case, each one of these legislatures has more than enough of that to sustain the Supreme Court challenge,” Giuliani added.
Pennsylvania state lawmakers last week sent a letter to the Pennsylvania Congress members to object to the state’s Electoral College vote during the Joint Session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2021, claiming that the state legislature does not have the power to choose electors in Pennsylvania.
Here we go. In the face of overwhelming evidence of fraud, will the Republican Legislatures have the political courage to do the right thing?
THE FIX, Part 71-Michigan Update
Circuit Judge Kevin Eisenheimer issued an order on Friday after a county resident challenged the election results based off a mishap that awarded Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden thousands of illegitimate votes. The challenge also cited a slim margin on a vote over a local marijuana ordinance, according to The Detroit News.
Antrim County election officials must “maintain, preserve and protect all records in its possession used to tabulate votes in Antrim County, to not turn on the Dominion tabulator in its possession and to not connect the Dominion tabulator in its possession to the internet,” the court order says.  Eisenheimer also granted a request from the resident, William Bailey, to conduct a forensic exam of the county’s voting machines and other hardware and software involved in the voting and tabulating process. Trump campaign senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis said that a team would conduct a forensic audit of the machines on Sunday.
“A judge actually granted our team access to 22 of the Dominion voting machines for us to conduct a forensic audit. So if you remember this is the county that had the switch of 6,000 votes from President Trump to Joe Biden and that was an unexplained and so-called glitch, and so our team is going to go in this morning at about 8:30 and will be there about eight hours to conduct that forensic examination and we will have the results in about 48 hours, and that will tell us a lot about these machines,” Ellis claimed on Fox News.
THE FIX, Part 70-Tallahassee Edition:
Yesterday morning we met at the Governor’s Mansion in Tallahassee before the RPOF sent hundreds of volunteers off the Georgia for some door-to-door grass roots campaigning.
20 years after the debacle of 2000, “hanging chads” and other election embarrassments, Florida has become a model for the rest of the country on how to run an election.  Credit goes to our Republican legislatures (past and present) , Governor Scott (who removed the corrupt Supervisor of Elections (SOE) in Broward County, Brenda Snipes, and Governor DeSantis, who likewise displayed great political courage in removing the Palm Beach County SOE, Susan Bucher.
And while the battle rages in other states to save our Republic, we in Florida are already looking ahead to 2022. Specifically, we must re-elect our great Governor DeSantis, (uniformly admired and respected by Republicans throughout the country) and to re-elect Marco Rubio, now the senior Senator from Florida.
Overlaying all of this, from the RNC’s point of view is to recapture control of the U.S. House of Representatives. With only a handful of seats needed to end the reign of terror of Nancy Pelosi, the RPOF and the RNC will do their part to see that happen.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 69-Georgia Update:
Hidden Suitcases Full of Ballots Counted after Observers were Evacuated in Atlanta
Yesterday, during a Senate committee hearing in Georgia, some of the most compelling evidence for voter fraud was exposed in one particularly explosive instance.
This was not witness testimony, or expert statisticians testifying to strange anomalies, but instead a video that clearly shows the most blatant and largest scale form of voter fraud documented in the US presidential election so far.
Attorney, Jackie Pick, narrated the events recorded on four CCTV security cameras from the State Farm Arena in Atlanta.  In the footage, Pick explains and shows that during the day certain poll workers and or supervisors are seen moving a table which obscures suitcases full of ballots on the floor.  Later in the footage observers, technical assistants, and most poll workers are evacuated from the arena with the excuse that a “pipe burst” when nothing more than a single toilet/urinal overflowed. This occurred around 10:25 pm.  Ballot counting was to resume in the morning, but that did not happen.
After everyone was evacuated and only five poll workers remained. They proceeded to pull out full suitcases of ballots from underneath the table that were originally obscured and workers began counting those ballots without Republican or Democratic observers present.  The workers stopped scanning ballots after a couple of hours five minutes before Republican observers showed back up to the State Farm Arena. They were counting the hidden ballots from around 11:00 pm to 12:55 am.
Since five machines were scanning ballots between that period and each was said to be able to scan 2,000 to 3,000 ballots per hour, more ballots than Biden’s current margin of victory could have been counted during this period between 11:00 pm and 1:00 am.
Since this evidence was released during the hearing it has caught fire on Twitter as it is one of few undeniable and blatant forms of voter fraud.  Others have also been found, like the Nevada Native Vote Project where a Democratic biased organization was literally paying people to vote with prizes or raffle entries.
With enough of this type of evidence coming forward, some state legislatures may see no other choice but to block the appointment of presidential electors, potentially preventing either Trump or Biden from getting the required 270 votes to win and throwing the decision over to the state governments instead.
Although witness testimony and expert opinions are legitimate evidence, the video makes it extremely difficult for the mainstream media to continue not covering issues involving voter fraud, claiming there no proof.
But here is what corporate media says to the American people still dumb enough to get their news from them: Are you going to believe us or your lying eyes?
I did my college senior thesis on the John Kennedy assassination.
The Zapruder film clearly shows that Kennedy was shot from the front, not just from behind as the Warren Commission tried to tell us.  Here we are, 57 years later and we are watching the assassination of another President, this time by ballot fraud rather than by guns.
The result is the same, the will of the American people taken from us.
We MUST persevere.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 68-Nevada Update:
Voting Machine USB Drives Had Totals Altered Overnight, Witness in Nevada Election Contest Alleges
BY IVAN PENTCHOUKOV December 3, 2020
A witness brought forward by the Trump campaign in its election contest in Nevada alleged that the memory disks used to store vote totals from election machines during the early vote period had the vote tallies inexplicably changed overnight, according to a presentation at an evidentiary hearing in Carson City on Dec. 3.
According to Jesse Binnall, who presented the evidence on behalf of the Trump campaign, the witness, whose name is shielded by a protective order, said that the vote tallies were collected from the machine at the end of every voting day and stored on Universal Serial Bus (USB) drives overnight.  “What they would do is they would log these disks in and out. Good practice. And the disks had a serial number on them. And numerous times that disk would be logged out with one vote total on it and logged back in the next morning during the early vote period with a different number on it. Sometimes more, sometimes less,” Binnall said.  “What that means is that literally in the dead of night, votes were appearing, and books are disappearing on these machines.”
Binnall said that the USB drives were not encrypted and the voting machines were not password protected. “And they were hooked up with laptops, then where the laptops themselves could have been compromised,” he added.  The allegation about the vote total alterations was one of several Binnall presented during an evidentiary hearing, the first of its kind for the Trump legal team’s six-state post-election effort.
Stay tuned and know corporate media and big tech are the enemy of We The People
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 67-Former CIA Officer Weighs in:
Gary Berntsen, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) career officer who worked on various counterterrorism deployments, worries that the irregularities that happened during the November election may be part of a larger scheme.
“If you want to steal an election of the United States, what do you do? You go into the swing states, your Democrats, you target the urban areas where you have the largest vote count,” Berntsen told The Epoch Times. “They need to produce a massive, significant, large number of votes—therefore they have to go to large Democratic cities.”
He went further to allege that the vote counting was stopped in some polling sites in big cities probably because the persons behind the scheme found out they needed to produce more ballots to fill a gap bigger than they expected.
It’s reported that several vote-counting sites stopped the tabulation or chased out Republican poll watchers during the election night or early morning of the next day.
Various alleged unusual ballots transportation activities were also reported in Pennsylvania and Michigan.  During a hearing before the Michigan Senate Oversight Committee, Republican poll challenger Dr. Michael Dubio stated, UNDER OATH, that between 3:00 a.m. and 3:34 a.m. he witnessed a truck delivering ballots to the TCF Center, a conference center in downtown Detroit where Wayne County votes were being counted.  Dubio alleged that “thousands of” ballots were moved into the TCF center during this event.  He didn’t specify which day he saw the truck during his open remarks.
A USPS-contracted trucker also alleged on Tuesday that he transported about 144,000 to 288,000 completed ballots from New York to Pennsylvania on Oct. 21 and the trailer disappeared. He wasn’t given any notice about his trailer.  “The next day, it just got weirder. As I arrived at the Lancaster USPS with my tractor, I went to hook up to my trailer and the trailer was gone,” Jesse Morgan said in a media statement.
Stay tuned. The largest election fraud in history must be revealed or we are done as a country.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 66-Nevada Edition:
An audit of 1,440 Nevada mail-ballots suggests that 2 percent of the ballots were cast on behalf of voters who never received a ballot in the mail and 1 percent of them were cast on behalf of voters who said did not vote at all.
Baselice and Associates conducted the audit for the legal team representing the Trump campaign in Nevada. The firm called up the voters identified on each mail ballot. The findings suggest that 3 percent of the ballots were cast by someone other than the person identified on the ballot.  The legal team presented the findings during a call with reporters on Dec. 2 during which attorneys previewed the outlines of a lawsuit pending in Carson City, Nevada. A court hearing on the case is scheduled for today.
The judge in the case ordered on Dec. 3 that the Trump team be allowed to inspect election machines. The legal team said that while they requested to perform a forensic audit, Clark County officials merely provided “a guided tour.”
“Machines were not usable, and we were not able to make a determination about the accuracy and integrity of the election process based on this inspection,” a press briefing from the team states. “We are entitled to a computer forensic inspection in accordance with the judge’s order. We were prevented from doing one. This was a digital election and we were not allowed a digital inspection. The ‘inspection’ today was like trying to determine if a car had failed brakes without getting underneath the car.”
The lawsuit—Law v. Whitmer—was filed by the presidential electors for Trump against the presidential electors for former Vice President Joe Biden.
The central thrust of the election challenge focuses on ballots that the Trump team alleges were illegally cast. That includes 130,000 Clark County ballots, the signatures on which were verified solely by a machine that the plaintiffs allege was not operated properly.  A data scientist working for the plaintiffs identified an additional 100,000 potentially illegal votes, including 20,000 out-of-state voters, 8,000 ballots cast from non-existent addresses and 15,000 ballots from voters registered at commercial addresses and vacant properties.
Today’s hearing on Dec. 3 will be the first time Trump’s legal team presents evidence before a judge in an election lawsuit.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 65-Detroit Update:
A Dominion Voting Systems contractor who worked at Detroit’s TCF Center on Election Day testified before the Michigan House Oversight Committee on Dec. 2 that she witnessed at least 30,000 ballots being counted numerous times in Dominion machines.  Melissa Carone, a freelance IT worker who assisted Dominion at Detroit’s ballot-counting site from 6:15 a.m. on Nov. 3 to 4 a.m. the next day, before returning later for several more hours on Nov. 4, said in an affidavit on Nov. 10 that she “witnessed nothing but fraudulent actions take place.”  The affidavit was submitted as a supplement to a lawsuit in Michigan.
“I observed numerous employees, city workers, running batches of ballots through the tabulators countless times, without discarding them first,” Carone said Wednesday, responding to a question from President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani about what she observed while working at the center.
Carone said that the tabulating machines would jam two to three times an hour. She explained that the proper way to scan ballots when there’s a paper jam is to reset the count on the machine, or in other words discard the count, and rescan all of them with the jammed paper on top.  “Instead of discarding, they were just rescanning, rescanning, rescanning,” Carone said. “Counting ballots nine to 10 times.”  Carone noted that there were approximately 22 to 24 tabulating machines where she was working, and that she observed the malpractice “thousands of times” while she was at the site.
Folks, this is direct admissible evidence of election fraud.
DO NOT be taken in by the fake news.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 64-Combatting Fake News
The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a statement on Tuesday in response to the backlash from an article by The Associated Press which quoted Attorney General William Barr saying that “to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.”
“Some media outlets have incorrectly reported that the DOJ has concluded its investigation of election fraud and announced an affirmative finding of no fraud in the election. That is not what the Associated Press reported nor what the Attorney General stated,” a DOJ spokesperson said.
“The Department will continue to receive and vigorously pursue all specific and credible allegations of fraud as expeditiously as possible.”
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 63-Common Sense Edition:
Republicans almost took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in this election…gaining 14 seats…
In state legislatures across the country, Republicans now control over 4,000 seats. You read that right!
Republicans expanded their control of state legislatures in the 2020 election, flipping both chambers in one state while gaining more than 160 seats overall.
Their lead over Democrats thus increased to more than 700 seats (about 67 percent) from over 400, although that number can still change with some remaining contests still to be decided.
State politics had long been a domain of Democrats until the 1990s, when they still controlled the southern states, including Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, Kentucky, Georgia, Arkansas, and Alabama. That began to change in the late ’90s and early 2000s, and particularly in the 2010 midterms, when the GOP swept the field and flipped 21 chambers across 15 states, according to data from the National Conference of state Legislatures, a bipartisan association of state legislators.
Republicans further solidified their lead in the 2014 and 2016 elections, reaching a high of more than 4,200 legislators out of a total of some 7,400. Then they started to lose ground.  The 2020 gains bring the GOP to a total of more than 4,000 seats.
Biggest Gains
The largest boost for Republicans occurred in New Hampshire, where a gain of 61 seats flipped control of both chambers to their side, while a major gain of 21 seats in West Virginia ensured GOP supermajorities in both chambers. Another pair of supermajorities came as a benefit of 15 and 10 more seats in Kentucky and Montana, respectively. A gain of 10 seats in Maine, however, wasn’t enough to overcome a strong Democrat majority.
Democrats made some advances of their own. They achieved gains in Connecticut (8 seats), Massachusetts (3 seats), California (2 seats), as well as Colorado and Virginia (each 1 seat).
But they made no advance or even lost ground in other blue states, including New York (lost 2 seats), Illinois (lost 1), Oregon (lost 1), as well as Washington and New Mexico (both no gain).
So Chronicle fans—think about this—Republicans scored resounding victories up and down the ballot everywhere…but somehow the guy at the top lost his election?
That makes no (common) sense.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 62-Senator Rand Paul Weighs In:
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) says he is highly skeptical about the 2020 presidential election and cited what he called overnight “data dumps” in four key battleground states.
“Interesting . . . Trump margin of “defeat” in 4 states occurred in 4 data dumps between 1:34-6:31 AM. Statistical anomaly? Fraud? Look at the evidence and decide for yourself,” Paul wrote on Twitter.
The social media giant immediately slapped the Republican senator’s Twitter post with a warning label.  “This claim about election fraud is disputed,” Twitter wrote.
Paul linked to a report that investigated vote patterns in the presidential race. The report showed:
“An update in Michigan listed as of 6:31 a.m. Eastern Time on November 4th, 2020, which shows 141,258 votes for Joe Biden and 5,968 votes for Donald Trump
An update in Wisconsin listed as 3:42 a.m. Central Time on November 4th, 2020, which shows 143,379 votes for Joe Biden and 25,163 votes for Donald Trump
A vote update in Georgia listed at 1:34 a.m. Eastern Time on November 4th, 2020, which shows 136,155 votes for Joe Biden and 29,115 votes for Donald Trump
An update in Michigan listed as of 3:50 a.m. Eastern Time on November 4th, 2020, which shows 54,497 votes for Joe Biden and 4,718 votes for Donald Trump”
“In the early hours of November 4th, 2020, Democratic candidate Joe Biden received several major “vote spikes” that substantially — and decisively — improved his electoral position in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Georgia,” the report stated. “Much skepticism and uncertainty surrounds these “vote spikes.”
Critics point to suspicious vote counting practices, extreme differences between the two major candidates’ vote counts, and the timing of the vote updates, among other factors, to cast doubt on the legitimacy of some of these spikes. While data analysis cannot on its own demonstrate fraud or systemic issues, it can point us to statistically anomalous cases that invite further scrutiny.”
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 61-Arizona Edition:
Arizona Lawmakers Call for Resolution to Hold Back Electoral College Votes
BY BOWEN XIAO November 30, 2020:
At a public hearing in Arizona with select members of the state legislature and members of President Donald Trump’s legal team, lawmakers called for their colleagues to support an upcoming resolution that would delay the release of the state’s Electoral College votes.  Arizona state Rep. Mark Finchem told reporters during the Nov. 30 hearing that they hope to have a resolution “within the next 24 to 48 hours.” The state holds 11 Electoral College votes.
“We are clawing our Electoral College votes back, we will not release them,” Finchem said. “That’s what I’m calling on our colleagues in both the House and Senate to do—exercise our plenary authority under the U.S. Constitution.”  “There is a legal brief out there that says we are not tethered to state statute when it comes to this one question.”  According to Finchem, the move would be easy to make and would be legally binding.  “A simple majority can call the House and Senate back, and in a day can pass a resolution and cause those electoral votes to basically be held,” he said. “And it is binding—I’ll see y’all in court.”
In total, nine Republican state lawmakers attended the meeting, which was held at a hotel in downtown Phoenix.  Trump’s attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, alongside witnesses, appeared in front of members of the Arizona Legislature alleging that considerable voter fraud occurred in the state. They also pushed for the Republican-majority state House and Senate to hold a vote on the certification of the election.
——–DOMINION VOTING SYSTEMS CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET ALL OVER THE COUNTRY————
During the hearing, a cybersecurity expert said the user manual for Dominion Voting Systems machines guides users on how to connect to the internet, and that the machines, used by multiple states, were connected to the internet during the election.
“The Dominion suite user manual is about an inch and a half thick. My team went back through the user manual and looked at all the instances where in the user’s manual, it tells operators to connect the ethernet cords to the router, and it is, the systems are connected to the internet,” said Phil Waldron, a cybersecurity expert and retired Army colonel.  “Our teams looked at spirographs on the Dominion network on Election Day and showed the increased web traffic, internet traffic on Election Day for Dominion servers.  “In a nutshell, these systems are not what you’ve been told, if you’ve been told anything.  “They are connected to the internet. There is no transparency of how the voter information is processed, moved, and stored. And, as a matter of fact, these companies have refused to allow any type of inspection into their code and they always decry, it’s our IP, it’s IP protection.”
In 2016, Trump won the state’s 11 electoral votes by less than 100,000 votes. In the 17 presidential elections between 1952 and 2016, only one Democratic candidate won Arizona—Bill Clinton in 1996.
Arizona’s secretary of state on Nov. 30 certified the state’s presidential election results. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, said in a press conference that despite the pandemic and other complexities, “we had an extremely well-run election and saw historically high voter participation.”
During the hearing, a volunteer poll observer and worker in Arizona’s Pima County told Republican Arizona state legislators that she had been told by state election officials to allow people to vote who may not have been properly registered to vote in Arizona on Election Day.  “I was having to allow people to vote who literally had just moved here. A large percentage had addresses from two apartment complexes,” poll observer Anna Orth said.  Orth said “many” of these individuals were “residents for not more than a month,” adding that from her observations, she estimated that about 2,000 people appeared to be out-of-state voters.
According to Pima County’s elections website, people can vote if they have lived within Pima County “at least 29 days prior to the general election.”  These people, she said, had out-of-state driver’s licenses but attempted to show proof they could vote by presenting a utility bill that suggested they lived in the precinct.  Orth then alleged she had spoken to a poll observer who said he was from Los Angeles and told her “he was there to turn Arizona blue,” meaning Democratic.  She said the man told her: “We’re here specifically to turn this precinct blue. This is one of our problem ones. I came from another precinct in Maricopa [County].” There was a group of them there, she added.  The man’s job, Orth said, was to make sure that anyone who was turned away from voting could vote. When questioned further, the man allegedly said he is in contact with several lawyers to make sure of that, according to Orth, who said she submitted an affidavit about her claims under penalty of perjury.
Also, on Nov. 24, the head of the Arizona Republican Party filed a petition for early inspection of mail-in-ballot envelopes and signatures. The court petition against the 11 Arizona Democrat presidential electors also seeks inspection of duplicate ballots with their originals in Maricopa County.  The petition was filed by Arizona Republican Party chairwoman Kelli Ward.  “A formal legal elections challenge is expected to be filed soon alleging that the process used to validate ballots returned by mail was legally insufficient,” the Arizona Republican Party said in a statement. “The critical process of verifying a signature determines whether a vote is counted.”
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 60-Georgia Update:
The judge who ordered Georgia officials on Sunday not to wipe or reset voting machines has scheduled the next hearing in the case for Friday.
U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten Sr., a George W. Bush appointee, issued three emergency orders on Sunday, initially ordering officials to hold off on taking action regarding the machines before reversing his order and then re-establishing the first order.
In a Nov. 30 order, Batten said his final decision on Sunday partially granting the defendants’ motion “involves a controlling question of law as to which there is substantial ground for difference of opinion and that an immediate appeal from the order may materially advance the ultimate termination of the litigation.”
The order enables defendants to appeal the temporary ruling to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Defendants were ordered to file their brief by Dec. 2 while any reply brief will be due Dec. 3.
In a third filing, defendants said Charlene McGowan, Georgia’s assistant attorney general, will be appearing on behalf of the defendants, which include Gov. Brian Kemp, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and state Election Board members.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 59-Pennsylvania Edition:
I took some much needed down time over the Thanksgiving holiday, but I am back at it today…..
A growing body of evidence shows the presidential election in Pennsylvania was compromised, a state senator said Saturday.  “There is mounting evidence that the PA presidential election was compromised. If this is the case, under Article II, Section 1.2 of the U.S. Constitution, the state legislature has the sole authority to direct the manner of selecting delegates to the Electoral College,” state Sen. Doug Mastriano, a Republican, said on Twitter.   “This power was given to the state legislature for the purpose of safeguarding the appointment of our president, specifically contemplating corruption and ensuring that the people are not disenfranchised through a corrupt election process,” he added. “Therefore, we are introducing a resolution to exercise our obligation and authority to appoint delegates to the Electoral College.”
Mastriano and other state lawmakers announced Friday they will soon introduce a resolution to dispute the results of the election, alleging that “documented irregularities and improprieties associated with mail-in balloting, pre-canvassing, and canvassing have undermined our elector process and as a result we cannot accept certification of the results in statewide races.”
The resolution calls on the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to recognize the alleged irregularities and improprieties and disapprove of what lawmakers describe as the infringement on the General Assembly’s authority to regulate elections.
Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar extended the mail ballot deadline without permission from the legislature. The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month ordered Pennsylvania election officials to separate ballots that arrived after the previously-scheduled deadline up to the extended one while justices weigh whether the action was legal.
THE ELECTION FIX-Stay Tuned for a blockbuster post tomorrow morning (Nov 30), but here is a teaser:
Thousands of people registered and voted in Georgia using addresses of postal facilities or businesses, but making it look like they were residential addresses, according to a former Trump campaign official whose team analyzed the states’ voter data.
The addresses listed on the voter rolls included information that didn’t make sense for the actual locations, but on paper made the addresses look like residential ones, according to information published by Matt Braynard, former data and strategy director for President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign.
“Georgia: We have identified over a thousand early/abs votes cast by individuals whose registered addresses are in fact at post offices, UPS, and FedEx locations, willfully disguising the box numbers as ‘Apt,’ ‘Unit,’ etc.,” he said in a Nov. 22 tweet.
He published a sample of 15 such address entries in a Nov. 24 tweet.  “With just a partial review of the state,” he said, the team also discovered “a thousand votes cast by those registered in non-residential, purely commercial addresses also disguised with ‘Apt,’ etc.”  He added that these were “the residential addresses, not mailing addresses” that the voters have listed.  Nearly all those “who disguised a postal facility as their residential address” used an absentee ballot to vote, he said.
Georgia election law says that “the residence of any person shall be held to be in that place in which such person’s habitation is fixed, without any present intention of removing therefrom.”  Anyone who “knowingly gives false information when registering as an elector” can be charged with a felony and put in prison for up to 10 years or fined up to $100,000, the law says.
Other Findings
Braynard’s team also found some 1,400 voters in Pennsylvania listing postal facility addresses as residential, he said.  Braynard previously reported that large percentages of registered Republicans in several battleground states said they returned their absentee ballots, even though the states’ data indicated they didn’t.  Of the 1,137 Pennsylvania GOP voters reached on the phone who did request a ballot, nearly 42 percent said they mailed the ballots back, but the state data shows the ballots weren’t received or counted, he said.
In Arizona, 50 percent of Republican voters reached over the phone had the same story, as well as 44 percent in Georgia, nearly 33 percent in Michigan, and 20 percent in Wisconsin.
In Pennsylvania, over 160,000 uncounted mail-in ballots were requested by or in the name of registered Republicans.  If the voters the team reached in the state reflect the broader population of voters, it would mean nearly 40,000 of them returned their ballots, or at least believe they did, according to the sworn affidavit of Steven Miller, mathematics professor at Williams College.
Braynard said he’ll soon publish a white paper on his findings.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part58-Georgia Update:
Sidney Powell Files Lawsuit in Georgia Alleging ‘Massive Election Fraud’
BY MIMI NGUYEN LY November 26, 2020:
Attorney Sidney Powell filed a federal lawsuit late Wednesday alleging “massive election fraud” and multiple violations of the Constitution and Georgia’s state laws in the 2020 general election, as well as issues pertaining to Dominion Voting Systems.  The civil action alleges that the purpose of the scheme was for “illegally and fraudulently manipulating the vote count to make certain the election of Joe Biden as president of the United States.” A similar separate suit was filed in Michigan.  The Georgia suit was filed in the U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia Atlanta Division against Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and other election officials.
The suit seeks to compel the court to invalidate the election results in Georgia. It was filed on behalf of plaintiffs including Republican Party nominees for the electoral college, the chairman of the Cobb County Republican Party Jason Shepherd, and the Assistant Secretary of the Georgia Republican Party, Brian Jay Van Gundy.
The 104-page complaint argues that “incontrovertible evidence Board of Elections records demonstrates that at least 96,600 absentee ballots were requested and counted but were never recorded as being returned to county election boards by the voter. Thus, at a minimum, 96,600 votes must be disregarded.”
According to the suit, fraud was also allegedly “executed by many means” but the “most troubling, insidious, and egregious” way was the “systemic adaptation of old-fashioned ‘ballot-stuffing.’” It alleges computerized ballot-stuffing and manipulation by software created and run by domestic and foreign actors. The complaint cited affidavits from multiple witnesses, documentation, as well as expert testimony that raised “sheer mathematical impossibilities” in the election results supporting the claims.
“Especially egregious conduct arose in Forsyth, Paulding, Cherokee, Hall, and Barrow County,” the complaint reads. “This scheme and artifice to defraud affected tens of thousands of votes in Georgia alone and ‘rigged’ the election in Georgia for Joe Biden.”
In particular, the suit took issue with election software and hardware from Dominion Voting Systems, which it noted was recently purchased and “rushed into use” by Kemp, Raffensperger, and the Georgia Board of Elections.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 57-Breaking News, Pennsylvania:
A Pennsylvania judge today ordered state officials to NOT certify the results of the 2020 election until her court holds a hearing on an election contest on Nov. 27.
Commonwealth Judge Patricia McCullough ordered the state to not take any further steps to complete the certification of the presidential race, which the state announced on Nov. 24. She also blocked the certification of all the other election results.
“To the extent that there remains any further action to perfect the certification of the results of the 2020 General Election for the offices of President and Vice President of the United States of America, respondents are preliminarily enjoined from doing so, pending an evidentiary hearing to be held on Friday,” the judge wrote in her order.
“Respondents are preliminarily enjoined from certifying the remaining results of the election, pending the evidentiary hearing.”
McCullough is presiding over a lawsuit brought by Republican lawmakers and candidates against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, and the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
The plaintiffs allege that Pennsylvania’s vote-by-mail statute—Act 77—is in violation of the state’s constitution.  “Act 77 is the most expansive and fundamental change to the Pennsylvania voting code, implemented illegally, to date,” the lawsuit, filed in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, states.  “As with prior historical attempts to illegally expand mail-in voting by statute, which have been struck down going as far back as the Military Absentee Ballot Act of 1839, Act 77 is another illegal attempt to override the limitations on absentee voting prescribed in the Pennsylvania Constitution, without first following the necessary procedure to amend the constitution to allow for the expansion.”
The plaintiffs include Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), Republican congressional candidate Sean Parnell, and Pennsylvania House of Representatives candidate Wanda Logan.
After the Keystone State announced the certification of the presidential election results on Nov. 24, the plaintiffs filed an emergency request just before midnight, arguing that there was no need to act so fast.
In 2016, Pennsylvania certified the presidential election on Dec. 12!!!! So why the rush this time? We know the answer…..
The emergency request underlined that while Pennsylvania completed vote-counting and submitted the signed certification to the U.S. archivist, a number of steps still remain for the formal certification process to be completed.
“While Respondents may have proactively attempted to avoid potential injunctive relief granted by this Court, Respondents duties with regard to finalization of the full election results are far from complete,” the filing states.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 56-Wisconsin Edition:
Group Files Emergency Petition in Wisconsin After Identifying 144,000 Potentially Fraudulent Ballots
BY ZACHARY STIEBER November 24, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020
A group on Tuesday filed an emergency petition with the Wisconsin Supreme Court, challenging the state’s unofficial election results.
The Thomas More Society’s Amistad Project said it found tens of thousands of ballots that may be fraudulent.
“We have identified over 150,000 potentially fraudulent ballots in Wisconsin, more than enough to call into question the validity of the state’s reported election results,” said Phill Kline, director of the project, in a statement. The count includes 144,000 fraudulent votes and over 12,000 legal votes not counted.
“Moreover, these discrepancies were a direct result of Wisconsin election officials’ willful violation of state law,” he added.
According to unofficial results in the state, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden beat President Donald Trump by about 20,000 votes.
The group said it found that more than 10,000 Republican ballots weren’t counted; more than 10,000 GOP voters who had their ballots requested and filled in by another person; and around 100,000 illegal ballots that were counted anyway.
The 45-page filing asks the Wisconsin Supreme Court to block the certification of election results because of the alleged irregularities.  The lawsuit details a series of alleged illegal actions taken by Wisconsin officials that led to significant numbers of improper votes being counted. One example is not enforcing state laws that require voters to present photo identification when requesting an absentee, or mail-in, ballot. The only exceptions are for voters who are hospitalized or “indefinitely confined because of age, physical illness, or infirmity.”  The indefinite confinement exception was interpreted to apply to people with COVID-19. Statistical analysis shows nearly 100,000 exploited the exception, the project said.
The possibly fraudulent ballots were identified in a data analysis performed by statistician Matthew Braynard and mathematician Steven Miller.
The project announced last week it would be filing federal and state lawsuits challenging the presidential election results in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nevada, Georgia, and Arizona.
Two Wisconsin counties are currently engaged in a recount initiated at the request of the Trump campaign.
The deadline for the partial recount is Dec. 1.
The Thomas More Society, based in Chicago, describes itself as a national public interest law firm dedicated to providing free legal services for clients all over the United States in defense of life, family, and religious liberty.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 55-Newt Gingrich Edition, plus, watch what happens in Georgia today:
The Thieves Who Stole Our Election Got Sloppy
Newt Gingrich  November 24, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020
Laziness leads to sloppiness, and sloppiness is how the most brazen heist in American history is being exposed.
Stealing the 2020 election was a mammoth undertaking, involving widespread lawlessness and illicit partnerships between private actors and public officials. They’ve been working to cover their tracks since Election Day, but they didn’t work fast enough. Now, the courts need to stop them from destroying any more evidence so that the people of Pennsylvania—and the rest of the country—can accurately assess the ramifications of their wrongdoing.
Explosive new litigation filed in federal district court on Nov. 21 details and documents a wide variety of illegal practices that were used to inflate the number of votes received by Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden, including disparate treatment of voters based on where they live and outright manipulation of Pennsylvania’s voter registration system by partisan activists.
An unprecedented number of mail-in and absentee ballots were cast this year, and practically everyone expected that this would result in a higher-than-usual rate of ballots being rejected for various flaws, such as lacking a secrecy envelope or missing information. In Pennsylvania, tens or hundreds of thousands of ballots were likely to be rejected, based on historical patterns. Instead, a mere 0.03 percent of mail-in ballots were ultimately rejected—somewhere in the neighborhood of about 1,000 votes!!!!! Let that sink in.
Considering that a significant majority of mail-in votes were cast for Biden, the Democrat candidate benefited handsomely from this discrepancy. But how did this anomaly happen?
It turns out that election officials in Democrat strongholds such as Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), Philadelphia County, and Philadelphia’s collar counties—particularly Delaware County—exceeded their authority in order to give voters preferential treatment that wasn’t afforded to voters in Republican-leaning areas of the state.
Specifically, election workers illegally “pre-canvassed” mail-in ballots to determine whether they were missing a secrecy envelope or failed to include necessary information. When ballots were found to be flawed, voters were given an opportunity to correct, or “cure,” their ballots to make sure they counted. In at least some cases, Democrat Party officials were even given lists of voters to contact about curing their ballots.
Election officials in Republican-leaning counties rightly interpreted this as a violation of Pennsylvania’s election code, but Democrat Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar issued guidance authorizing the illegal practices despite lacking the statutory authority to do so.
That’s not the only way Democrats broke the law to give their candidate an unfair advantage, though. Extensive on-the-ground investigations conducted over the past year and a half by attorneys and investigators with the Amistad Project of the nonpartisan Thomas More Society have uncovered another element of the plot that involved even more egregious behavior.
Boockvar also exceeded her authority by granting private, partisan organizations—including the notoriously pro-Democrat group “Rock the Vote”—access to the Commonwealth’s Statewide Uniform Registry of Electors (SURE).
“Rock the Vote’s web tool was connected to our system, making the process of registering voters through their online programs, and those of their partners, seamless for voters across Pennsylvania,” the lawsuit quotes Boockvar as saying.  That’s not supposed to happen. It’s one thing for outside groups to submit registration applications to the state on behalf of would-be voters, but election clerks are the only ones who are supposed to enter this sort of information directly into the records.
It’s easy to see why by inspecting post-election voter lists, which contain names such as “Mary April Smith,” followed by “Mary May Smith,” “Mary June Smith,” “Mary July Smith,” and so forth through the rest of the calendar. When the same voter lists were purchased just a week later, however, those suspicious names had mysteriously disappeared from the rolls.
Under the circumstances, that’s direct evidence of a systematic effort to conceal wrongdoing. All further alterations to the SURE system should be immediately halted to allow a thorough investigation of the records before any more evidence can be destroyed.  The thieves who attempted to hijack the 2020 presidential election were bound to slip up somewhere, and now they’re trying to clean up the glaring evidence of their wrongdoing before the full extent of their crimes can be exposed to the American public. We can’t allow that to happen, or we may never be able to trust the integrity of our elections again.
The Most Brazen Heist in the History of America.
THE FIX-Voting Machine Certifications: Not So Fast, Mister
Long but very important…..
The fallout of the Nov. 3 elections has put the spotlight on the integrity of electronic voting machines used in the United States. In response, authorities have pointed to certifications of the machines as a safeguard against potential systemic problems with the voting machines and their software.
NOT SO FAST, buster…..
A deeper look into the certification process used for the machines reveals that the main certification agency in the United States—the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC)—maintains an unexpectedly small staff, and one of its chief employees is a former executive of Dominion Voting Systems!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Furthermore, it appears the bulk—if not all—of the testing of the election equipment is conducted by only two companies, Pro V&V and SLI Compliance.
Lightly-staffed federal agencies that maintain overly close ties to the companies they are supposed to be monitoring raises additional questions about the thoroughness and integrity of the verification process.
Kathy Boockvar, just two weeks after she was appointed as Pennsylvania’s secretary of the commonwealth, concluded in a Jan. 17, 2019, report (pdf) that Dominion’s “Democracy Suite 5.5A” voting machine “can be safely used by voters at elections,” and certified the Dominion voting systems in Pennsylvania.
Representing Dominion in that process was Jessica Bowers, director of certification for Dominion. In addition to Pennsylvania, Bowers appears to have been responsible for the implementation of Dominion systems into a number of other states, including California, Colorado, Nevada, and Tennessee.
However, after enjoying a 10-year career at Dominion, Bowers would find her way into a new career path at the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC)!!!!!!!!!!!
The EAC, which describes itself as “an independent bipartisan commission,” is responsible for adopting voluntary voting system guidelines and provides for the accreditation of manufacturers’ voting systems and voting system testing laboratories.
In May 2019, just as the agency was preparing for the 2020 election, it announced the departure of Ryan Macias, who had served as EAC’s acting director of testing and certification.  Macias’s position was an important one—he was responsible for managing EAC’s program that “works with the country’s top voting equipment vendors to certify and decertify voting system hardware and software, and accredits labs for testing equipment,” according to the website CyberScoop. Additionally, Macias had been overseeing an “important update to voting system security guidelines.”
On May 9, 2019, the EAC announced that they had selected Jerome Lovato, who had worked at the EAC since September 2017, to replace Macias. The resignation of Macias and the subsequent appointment of Lovato raised some concerns in Congress, as noted in a letter sent to the EAC by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.).  “Following the resignation of Ryan Macias, public reporting indicates that the EAC now employs only one full-time staff member dedicated to overseeing the certification process. While we understand that the Commission may be working to hire additional staff, we are concerned by the sudden appointment of Jerome Lovato to be the Director of Testing and Certification especially as reports indicating that Mr. Lovato will be working remotely, more than a thousand miles from EAC headquarters. As states continue to update their election equipment and vendors develop new machines, it is essential that Testing and Certification at the EAC be fully operational,” the senators wrote in their letter.  “Given the length of time the certification process can take, we are concerned that the EAC will not be able to certify the machines that states intend to use as part of their modernization efforts ahead of the 2020 elections.”
The concern over the EAC having only “one full-time staff member dedicated to overseeing the certification process” seems understandable, given the potential importance of that duty. The senators asked the EAC what actions they would be taking to shore up personnel ahead of the 2020 election.
That question was answered on May 21, 2019, with the announcement that the EAC was adding two individuals to its voting certification program—Bowers, recently the director of certification for Dominion and a 10-year veteran with the firm!!!!!!!!!, and Paul Aumayr, a former Maryland election official.
An article describing the new hires noted, “It was not immediately clear how the EAC might mitigate any potential conflicts of interest that could arise with hiring Bowers, the former director of certification at Dominion Voting Systems, onto the EAC program.”
The EAC website describes Bowers as managing “voting system testing and certification projects as well as assisting the development of new Voluntary Voting System Guidelines” but fails to disclose any direct mention of her role at Dominion Voting Systems.
“Prior to joining the EAC, she was the Director of Certification for a voting system manufacturer (“a voting system manufacturer”, seriously?) and has worked in the election industry in software development and certification since 2008,” the website states.
Under EAC staff members, Bowers is listed as acting CIO/CISO, while Aumayr is listed as senior election technology specialist. Despite the important role the EAC plays in election integrity, they list only a total of 23 staff members, five executives (of which Lovato is one), and four commissioners. The EAC does have a large board of advisers comprised of 37 individuals.
Only 2 Certified Testers of Election Equipment:
On the EAC website, there are seven voting system test laboratories (VSTL) listed. However, only two of these testing labs, Pro V&V and SLI Compliance, are listed on the page as accredited, as the others are listed as having their accreditation expired.
From early 2017 on, these two companies are the only testing labs to have provided voting system certification, according to a listing of certifications by the EAC.
For one of the two companies used, Pro V&V, the EAC fails to publicly provide the accreditation certificate on its website, instead linking to a page giving a “page could not be found” warning.
The latest certificate listed for Pro V&V on the company’s profile overview on the EAC website has an issue date of Feb. 24, 2015, and is effective through Feb. 24, 2017. It’s unclear if the company’s accreditation is truly expired or if the fault lies with the EAC website.
Despite being responsible for the testing and data used in the certification of entire voting systems, including that of Dominion’s recently certified “Democracy Suite (D-Suite) 5.5-C Voting System (Pro V&V Test Report, June 16),” while simultaneously providing system testing across the nation, Pro V&V has only a single office listed, located in a business suite, that’s supported by a surprisingly crude and sparse website.
The website description of Pro V&V’s facilities omits the “Suite” portion of their address while claiming their “office and laboratory layouts allow ample space for test equipment, software, and hardware used in the testing process.” Their site also claims they have the option of expanding into additional space within the same complex.
Pro V&V, like Dominion Voting and Smartmatic, is a member of CISA’s Sector Coordinating Council, the same council that recently issued the joint statement on the 2020 presidential election. The other primary testing lab, SLI Compliance, also is a member of the same council.
In response to recent allegations of potential problems with the integrity of Dominion’s voting machines used in the Nov. 3 election, Pro V&V has been cited repeatedly as an authority in denying these allegations, including the recount in Georgia.
If this isn’t a classic case of the fox guarding the henhouse, I don’t know what is.
The Georgia Case
In July 2019, despite existing legal challenges, Georgia purchased a $106 million election system from Dominion. In a lawsuit that originated in 2017, critics contended that the new system was subject to many of the same security vulnerabilities as the one it was replacing.
The issue most recently came to a head after credible accusations emerged of problems with voting machines.
Sworn affidavits, filed as part of an emergency motion on Nov. 17, detail allegations by poll observers of potential election fraud. Among other things, the poll workers recounted similar instances of pristine ballots that had similar characteristics: “They were all for Biden and had the same perfect black bubble.”
However, on that same day, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger issued a statement announcing the completion of the state’s voting machine audit, which claimed, “Pro V&V found no evidence of the machines being tampered.”
It’s all a little club and Trump is not a member.
The statement was widely cited by media organizations and others as evidence that claims of problems with voting machines in Georgia were meritless.
A closer examination of the statement, however, indicates that the only thing Pro V&V did was extract “the software or firmware from the components to check that the only software or firmware on the components was certified for use by the Secretary of State’s office.”
The headline of the release appears to have been more important than the scope of the actual functions performed by Pro V&V.
In an Aug. 24 sworn declaration, Harri Hursti, an acknowledged expert on electronic voting security, provided a first-hand description of problems he observed with Georgia’s new voting systems during the June 9 statewide primary election and the runoff elections on Aug. 11.
Hursti told the court of a series of problems, including the fact that “the scanner and tabulation software settings being employed to determine which votes to count on hand-marked paper ballots are likely causing clearly intentioned votes not to be counted.”
Hursti also said that “the voting system is being operated in Fulton County in a manner that escalates the security risk to an extreme level,” and that “voters are not reviewing their BMD [Ballot Marking Devices] printed ballots, which causes BMD-generated results to be un-auditable due to the untrustworthy audit trail.”
Separately, during pre-election testing of Dominion’s voting systems in Georgia in late September, election officials discovered a problem with the display for the U.S. Senate race, finding that under certain circumstances, not all of the candidates’ names fit on a single screen.
Lawyers for Dominion called the problem a “very minor issue” easily fixed with changes to the software. Lawyers for “voting integrity activists,” already involved in lawsuits over Georgia’s new Dominion system, voiced concerns over “the severity of the problem and the security of a last-minute fix.”
Dominion submitted the software fix to Pro V&V, for evaluation. Notably, Pro V&V had just recently provided certification testing for Dominion’s Democracy Suite 5.5-C on April 20 and June 16, leading to the July 9, EAC certification but had not caught the software problem at the time.
On Oct. 1, a Zoom court hearing took place and a transcript of that hearing was created. During the call, a Dr. Coomer from Dominion joined the Zoom meeting. Although no first name was provided, it appears to refer to Dr. Eric Coomer, director of product strategy and security for Dominion Voting Systems.
Coomer told the court it was his belief the software change “was de minimis,” but stated that Dominion didn’t make that determination but instead “submit that change to an accredited laboratory, in this case, Pro V&V. They analyze the change. They look at the code. And they determine whether it is de minimis or not.”
Later during the hearing, Coomer was asked if he knew whom at Pro V&V was performing the software testing. Coomer said he didn’t and noted, “I don’t know the makeup of Pro V&V’s employees.”
This statement from Coomer is simply bull…t. There are only three employees of Pro V&V!
—Jack Cobb, Michael Walker, and Wendy Owens—
It was Owens and Walker who performed the Nov. 26, 2019, testing for the certification of Dominion Voting Systems Democracy Suite 5.5-A and it was these same two individuals who provided the April 13 and June 16 testing of Dominion’s Democracy Suite 5.5-C. Additionally, Pro V&V and Dominion are both members of the same CISA council!!!!
Indeed, on Oct. 2, a letter from Wendy Owens of Pro V&V was sent, confirming “that this version of the ICX software corrected the issue with displaying of two column contests.” The letter concluded with a recommendation from Pro V&V that the software change to Dominion’s systems be “deemed as de minimis.”
On Oct. 3, a declaration from Dr. J. Alex Halderman was filed that refuted the procedures of Pro V&V’s testing, noting that the “report makes clear that Pro V&V performed only cursory testing of this new software. The company did not attempt to independently verify the cause of the ballot display problem, nor did it adequately verify that the changes are an effective solution. Pro V&V also appears to have made no effort to test whether the changes create new problems that impact the reliability, accuracy, or security of the BMD system.”
That is all I can report at this time.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 54-Dominion Edition
Dominion Voting Systems committed to attending an oversight hearing in Pennsylvania but backed out at the last moment, lawmakers in the Keystone State said Friday.
“The members of the state government committee were looking forward to publicly addressing the plethora of accusations of Dominion Voting Systems in a format which would have allowed open and honest dialogue. I was impressed at what appeared to be the willingness of Dominion Voting Systems to address accusations, and it would have put the 1.3 million Pennsylvanians who used their machines at ease, including myself,” state Rep. Seth Grove, a Republican who chairs the Government Oversight Committee, said during a press conference.
“Unfortunately, last evening, Dominion Voting Systems lawyered up and backed out of their commitment.”
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 53-Fight the False Narrative of Big Tech and Corporate Media that there was no Fraud:
Federal Election Commission (FEC) Chairman Trey Trainor said yesterday that affidavits from the Trump campaign show that fraud has occurred during the November general election.  “The massive amounts of affidavits that we see in these cases show that there was in fact fraud that took place,” he said during an interview with “Just the News AM” on Friday.
He said it’s important to have transparency surrounding the election process and that answering questions raised by the Trump campaign over election integrity is “very important for the legitimacy of the presidency.”  In response to a question from reporter Carrie Sheffield, Trainor specifically mentioned a sworn affidavit by Steven Miller, a professor of mathematics at Williams College.
Miller—who specializes in analytic number theory and sabermetrics—flagged nearly 100,000 ballots in Pennsylvania for potential voter fraud after analyzing election data and phone interviews.  Between 89,397 to 98,801 ballots were either requested by someone other than the registered Republican, or requested and returned but not counted, he said.  Trainor said that Miller is clearly qualified as an expert witness in almost any court in the United States and that the court would have to look at the information he has provided.
During the presser, which Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis described as an “opening statement,” the Trump legal team said there are a great number of affidavits in support of their allegations.  “We have, in the Michigan case, 220 affidavits. They are not all public, but eight of them are,” Giuliani said.
Various governmental officials at state and local levels have confirmed reports of voter fraud, including that of Republican poll watchers being blocked from poll sites, votes being cast in the name of dead persons, and election rules being changed by judges or officials bypassing the state legislature institutions, among others.
According to federal law, a person who knowingly makes a false statement in a sworn affidavit could be charged with perjury, to face up to five years in prison and/or fines.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 52, Sydney Powell Edition
Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell had some powerful moments during Thursday’s press conference regarding election integrity and investigations into voter fraud, stating “We are not going to be intimidated, we are not going to back down. We are going to clean this mess up now.”  “This is stunning, heartbreaking, infuriating, and the most unpatriotic acts I can even imagine for people in this country to have participated in any way, shape, or form,” Powell said, becoming visibly emotional over the depravity of the Democrat behavior discussed during the press conference.  “And I want the American public to know right now that we will not be intimidated,” Powell continued. “American patriots are fed up with the corruption from the local level, to the highest level of our government, and we are going to take this country back, we are not going to be intimidated, we are not going to back down. We are going to clean this mess up now.”  Powell added that “President Trump won by a landslide, we are going to prove it, and we are gonna reclaim the United States of America for the people who vote for freedom.”
As to the Dominion voting system, she said, “One of its most characteristic features is its ability to flip votes. It can be set to run an algorithm that probably ran all over the country to take votes from President Trump and flip them to Vice President Biden.”  Which we might never have uncovered if the votes for President Trump had not been so overwhelming in so many of these states that it broke the algorithm that had had been plugged into the system and that is what caused them to shut down in the states they shut down in.” “That’s when they came in the backdoor with all the mail-in ballots, many of which they had actually fabricated.”
Powell promised eyewitness testimony and “mathematical evidence” that Dominion software’s alleged vote-rigging features had been used to devastating effect in 2020.
One of the Smartmatic patent holders, Eric Coomer … is on the web being recorded in a conversation with Antifa members saying that he had the election rigged for Mr. Biden, that there was ‘nothing to worry about here’ and they were going to ‘f*** Trump’. His social media is filled with hatred for the President and the United States of America as a whole. As are the social media accounts of many other Smartmatic people.
Eric Coomer, the Voting Systems Officer of Strategy and Security at Dominion, was recently wiped from the Dominion website.
Powell then explained in detail her allegations that Dominion technology, which was used in 30 states in 2020, had been specifically designed with backdoors and loopholes in mind to allow end-users to rig elections:
“People admittedly can go in and change whatever they want. They can set the ratio of votes from one thing to another. They can say that a Biden vote counts as 1.25 and a Trump vote counts as 0.75. And those may be the numbers that were actually used here.”
“We have evidence of different numbers of votes being injected into the system. The same identical unique 6-digit number multiple times in at least two states that we have analyzed so far, and I’m talking about like 341,542 votes for Biden and 100,012 for Trump. There’s no… logical explanation for the same numbers being injected 20 minutes apart into the machine.”
“The software manual itself – you can download it from the internet – and I would encourage you all to read it; because it specifically advertises some of these things as features of this system.”
After Powell concluded, Trump attorney Jenna Ellis explained to journalists present, “What you’ve heard now is basically an opening statement. This is what you can expect to see when we get to court to actually have a full trial on the merits. To actually show this evidence in court and prove our case.”
THE BACKHOE CHRONICLES:  Who is Sydney Powell?
Sidney Powell is a attorney from Durham, North Carolina.
She graduated from the University of North Carolina where she earned her BA and Juris Doctor degrees.
Sidney served as a federal prosecutor for ten years before she set up her own practice in Dallas, Texas. Sidney was an Assistant United States Attorney between 1978 and 1988 so we can assume that she is in her sixties now.
On her website, Sidney states that she was a lead counsel in more than 500 federal appeals where she acted as Assistant United States Attorney in 350 of them.
After that, she was a Chief of the Appellate Section for the Western and Northern Districts of Texas and has served as General Michael Flynn’s lead attorney since 2019.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 51, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Madness Update:
This is a story of truth, intimidation and then courage: Wayne County Canvassers Board Republicans Rescind Votes Certifying Election
BY IVAN PENTCHOUKOV November 19, 2020-
In the second reversal in as many days, two Republicans on the Wayne County (greater Detroit) county elections board in Michigan rescinded their votes that had certified their county’s results in the 2020 election.  Wayne County Board of Canvassers Chairperson Monica Palmer and board member William Hartmann signed sworn affidavits on Nov. 18 testifying that they voted to certify the election results the day before only because they were promised that a full audit of the election would take place to address their concerns. After learning that no audit would occur, they rescinded their votes.
“Vice-Chairman Jonathan Kinloch gave me assurances that voting for the certification of the November election would result in a full, independent audit of Detroit’s unbalanced precincts,” Palmer wrote, according to an affidavit obtained by Just The News. “I relied on that assurance and voted to certify the election based on that assurance.  “Later that evening, I was sent statements that Secretary Jocelyn Benson made saying that she did not view our audit resolution to be binding,” Palmer continued. “As a result of these facts, I rescind my prior vote to certify Wayne County elections.”  Prior to the vote on Tuesday, Hartmann determined that 71 percent of Wayne County’s Absent Voter County Boards were not balanced without any explanation. (Feaman comment-71%!!!).  After initially voting against certifying the results and deadlocking on the board’s certification, he and Palmer changed their votes after being promised an audit.  “I was enticed to agree to certify based on a promise that the full and independent audit would take place,” Hartmann wrote in an affidavit obtained by Just The News. “Until these questions are addressed, I remain opposed to certification of Wayne County results.”
In his affidavit, Hartmann listed a number of other concerns about the election, including an unresolved question about private money being used to pay poll workers. (Private money used to pay poll workers! hmmm.)  “I am also concerned about the use of private monies directing local officials regarding the management of the elections, how those funds were used, and whether such funds were used to pay election workers. I have not received answers to these questions, and I believe the people of Michigan deserve these answers,” he wrote.
—-Unlawful coercion and intimidation—
Both Hartmann and Palmer say they were berated and accused of racism after they voted against certifying the results. Palmer said that the abuse went so far as to have “threatened me and members of my family.” President Donald Trump tweeted about the matter on Nov. 18.  “Then they were threatened, screamed at, and viciously harassed, and were FORCED to change their vote, but then REFUSED, as American patriots, to sign the documents. 71% MESS. Don’t Harass!” the president wrote.
Trump had weighed in on the situation in Wayne County just after the initial vote, calling the two GOP canvassers courageous.  “Wow! Michigan just refused to certify the election results! Having courage is a beautiful thing. The USA stands proud!” he said.
THE BACKHOE CHRONICLES-When You Bite The Hand that Feeds You…Fox News is Done…
MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” beat rival “Fox & Friends” in the morning cable news ratings for the first time since 2001 last week, AdWeek reported…. That was 19 years ago!
“Morning Joe,” hosted by Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, pulled in an average 1.6 million total viewers for the week versus 1.4 million for “Fox & Friends.”
The news comes amid a ratings slide for Fox News Channel in recent weeks after conservative viewers announced on social media platforms their displeasure with Fox coverage. This culminated on election night, when Fox called Arizona for Joe Biden earlier than other news organizations did and proclaimed Biden “president-elect” along with other mainstream outlets while President Donald Trump continues his election challenges and states have yet to officially certify results.
“Republicans grew tired of being lectured and insulted by some of Fox News’ anchors,” Red State said, reporting on the news. “We’ve seen it with Chris Wallace, Neil Cavuto, and Sandra Smith (caught on a hot mic). More recently, we saw Leland Vittert lose his mind on a Trump surrogate. Republicans don’t need a news network that lies to them.”
Red State noted that while Fox has lost viewers, Newsmax TV has seen a “ratings boom.”
This is only the beginning.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 50-Pennsylvania Update
BY PETR SVAB November 17, 2020
More than 400 Republican voters in Pennsylvania say they requested mail-in ballots and returned them to vote, but the state absentee voting data say the ballots weren’t returned, according to a fraud detection team that contacted the voters.  And more than 500 voters said they received mail-in ballots despite not requesting them, according to the team.
The team was put together by Matt Braynard, former data and strategy director for President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign. The team analyzed the data and set up a call center to verify election inconsistencies in several states, including Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Arizona, where the Trump campaign is contesting the results.
Nearly a third of the voters (556) said they never requested the ballot.  Of the 1,137 who did request a ballot, nearly 40 percent (453) said they mailed the ballots back, but the state data show the ballots weren’t received or counted, Braynard said.  If the results are representative of the whole state, they could throw into question the election result…..read that again, please. “They could throw into question the election result.”
Some 165,000 Pennsylvania Republicans were mailed ballots but weren’t marked as having returned them, Braynard said.  Former Vice President Joe Biden currently leads by fewer than 75,000 votes in the state, according to unofficial results.  Braynard said the team was able to obtain 30 written declarations from the voters, about half of them confirming they received a ballot despite not requesting one. The other half said they returned their ballot, even though the state data say their ballots weren’t returned.
The Trump campaign is suing Pennsylvania in a federal court seeking an injunction that blocks the state from certifying the results of the 2020 general election, alleging that state election officials had “mismanaged the election process” and that Republican poll watchers were prevented from meaningfully observing the vote-counting process.
Braynard said he’s providing data to several different legal teams.  He said results of the same inquiry in Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Arizona will be released on Nov. 18.  He already announced that the team found 17,877 early or absentee voters in Georgia who had filed out-of-state move notices and thus potentially weren’t eligible to vote in the state. Biden currently leads the state by about 14,000 votes.
That is enough to cast the election results in enough doubt for a court of law to order a new election.
The team has also found out-of-state move notices conflicting with votes cast with 7,426 Pennsylvania voters, 6,254 Wisconsin voters, 5,145 Nevada voters, 5,084 Arizona voters, and 1,688 Michigan voters.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part49-What is a “Bellwether” County and why does it matter?
bell•weth•er bĕl′wĕth″ər►
n.One that serves as a leader or as a leading indicator of future trends.
n.A wether or sheep which leads the flock, usually carrying a bell on its neck
Over the past nearly 40 years, presidential elections have observed an intriguing phenomenon: 19 counties in the nation have ALWAYS voted for the winner, be it Republican or Democrat. They’ve been dubbed “bellwether counties” and UNTIL THIS YEAR, no president since at least Ronald Reagan has missed even one.
In 2020, all but one of the bellwethers picked President Donald Trump by a margin of some 16 points on average. Only one, Clallam County in Washington, went for former Vice President Joe Biden and only by about a 3 point margin.
Yet unofficial vote counts now show Biden in the lead and with enough electoral votes to claim the presidency. Trump is challenging the results in several states, alleging fraud, voter suppression, and illegal restrictions on Republican poll watchers. Two states have announced recounts.
Bellwethers aren’t a crystal ball—their streak was expected to end sooner or later. But what would be striking is for it to end so radically.
There is another bellwether list of 58 counties that has correctly picked each president since 2000. Trump swiped 51 of them by an average margin of nearly 15 points. The ones he lost went to Biden by a margin of about 4 points on average.
And then there’s Vigo County in Indiana—the quintessential bellwether that has correctly picked the winner in all but two elections since 1888. In both of the missteps, the residents wrongly picked the losing Democrat: Williams Jennings Bryan over President William Taft in 1908 and Adlai Stevenson over President Dwight Eisenhower in 1952.
In 2020, Vigo went for Trump by nearly 15 points, roughly the same as in 2016.
AND YET, Donald Trump somehow “lost” the election?
As Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet: “There is something rotten in Denmark.”
A guard named Marcellus is talking to his friend Horatio and tells him that “something is rotten in the State of Denmark”. He describes the political turmoil in the kingdom and compares the corrupt ruling class to a fish rotting from head to tail, its stinking stench emanating from the top of the political hierarchy.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 48-How does this happen?
Joe Biden’s victory margin in Georgia tightened slightly Monday after the state discovered that around 2,600 ballots went uncounted in a rural county.
The unofficial breakdown of the votes that weren’t previously uploaded was 1,643 for Trump, 865 for Biden and 16 for Libertarian Jo Jorgensen, according to Gabriel Sterling, who oversaw the implementation of the new statewide election system for the secretary of state’s office.<
The gaffe worsens an already tense situation in the state, which is conducting a hand recount of the Nov. 3 vote, which the Trump campaign alleges was marred by fraud. As of Monday, Georgia had recounted about 4.3 million of the 5 million ballots cast, Sterling said. It was during this audit process that election workers discovered the uncounted ballots in Floyd County, a Republican-leaning community in northwest Georgia.
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger suggested that Floyd County’s elections chief should resign over the error, Sterling said. “Nothing is making us see any substantive change in the outcome,” Sterling, a Republican, said during a videoconference with journalists Monday afternoon. Yet “there is no good explanation as to why you wouldn’t upload those numbers.”
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 47-Big Corporate media just won’t stop lying:
Monday, 16 November 2020 03:30 PM
Donald Trump’s reelection campaign on Monday attacked The Washington Post’s coverage of a revised lawsuit in Pennsylvania, calling the newspaper’s reporting a “complete mischaracterization.”  According to the New York Post, the campaign accused the Washington Post of “erroneously claiming the campaign had dropped its legal claim of nearly 700,000 ballots processed illegally and in secret.”  But the campaign said it had instead “strategically decided to restructure its lawsuit” after a Friday ruling by the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.  “We are still arguing that 682,479 ballots were counted illegally, in secret,” campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh told the New York Post. “Unfortunately, fake news activists rushed to print their clickbait headlines, apparently without even reading the lawsuit. That’s lazy journalism at best, but more likely intentionally misleading.”
Washington Post spokeswoman Kristine Coratti told the New York Post that the paper “fully stands behind its story, which is based on a complete and accurate reading of the revised version of the Trump campaign’s lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania election results.”
According to Associated Press reporting on the lawsuit, the campaign dropped the allegation that 682,479 mail-in and absentee ballots were illegally processed without its representatives watching.
The campaign’s revised lawsuit, filed on Sunday, maintains the aim of blocking Pennsylvania from certifying a Biden victory in the state, and it keeps its claim that Democrat voters were treated more favorably than GOP voters.
The remaining claim in the lawsuit centers on disqualifying ballots cast by voters who were given an opportunity to fix mail-in ballots that were going to be disqualified for a technicality.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 46-Battleground States Audit
Election Data Team to Call 1.25 Million Voters Over Anomalies in 6 Contested States
BY CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON November 13, 2020 Updated: November 14, 2020
WASHINGTON—The former data and strategy director for President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign has canceled his vacation plans to comb through election data for voter fraud.  Matt Braynard and his wife had planned to be in the Dominican Republic, but “right now, this is where I’m needed,” he said on YouTube on Nov. 8.
Braynard has assembled a team to look for inconsistencies in the six contested states—Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Nevada.
So far, they’ve identified 1.25 million voter issues that they’re following up on through phone calls and against other databases.  The largest issue they’ve found so far is with voters who had submitted a National Change of Address form to the post office indicating they moved out of state, yet appear to have voted in 2020 in the state they moved from.  “We’re calling them to confirm whether or not they actually cast the ballot, or if that ballot was cast by somebody else in their name,” Braynard told The Epoch Times.
In Georgia, the team found 17,877 early or absentee voters who had filed out-of-state move notices—a higher number than the current vote differential in the state. The current vote tally in Georgia as of 1 p.m. on Nov. 13 shows Democratic nominee Joe Biden ahead of Trump by 14,164 votes.  Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has called for a recount and audit of the presidential race in his state, which began on Nov. 13 and is expected to conclude at midnight on Nov. 18. Georgia is obliged to certify its election results by Nov. 20.
Braynard’s team has also found conflicting out-of-state move notices and votes cast with 7,426 Pennsylvania voters, 6,254 Wisconsin voters, 5,145 Nevada voters, 5,084 Arizona voters, and 1,688 Michigan voters.
So far, they’ve confirmed 631 double-voters in Pennsylvania and 987 in Nevada—and that’s before they’ve checked the Election Day in-person voting information.
“I’m surprised by how many out-of-state national changes of address we found. Because that does indicate very strongly that somebody established residency somewhere else,” Braynard said. “And then they got mailed an absentee ballot, were able to get one, and they cast it. And in many cases, as we found, they not only cast that ballot, they cast a ballot in the new state they live in as well.”
Aside from the change of address issues, Braynard’s team is calling people who received absentee ballots but didn’t return them. They’re asking the person if they requested the ballot, and if so, did they return it, only for it not to be counted.
The third chunk of phone calls relates to precincts that had an extremely high turnout. They’re calling voters who had never voted before, but voted early or absentee in this election, to confirm whether they indeed cast that ballot.
So far, Braynard and his team have found “a few hundred” people who have been willing to sign declarations, which will then become affidavits if lawyers want to include that case. Braynard said he has passed all relevant information to the Trump campaign.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 45-Update from the RNC: This is a multi-front battle.
RNC CHAIRWOMAN MCDANIEL:
  • We have nine lawsuits currently going across the country.
  • We have a recount next week in Georgia.
  • We are going to have a recount in Wisconsin.
  • Beyond that we have 12,000 incident reports with over 400 affidavits. And affidavits are evidence, because these are people testifying under oath that they saw in Detroit, ballots coming in, that they couldn’t get a clear picture as to where they were coming from. That they saw many being fed into machines, that they were forced to backdate or told to backdate ballots as election workers who were working in Detroit.
All of these things are very, very real, and shows why we can’t just move on and close the book on this election, there is a lot more to go still.”
Fellow Patriots: Do not let any liberal or Democrat try to tell you there is no evidence of election fraud.  Not True!
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 44, Green Bay, Wisconsin Edition
GREEN BAY, WIS. — Three voters in northeastern Wisconsin have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to exclude Nov. 3 election ballots in Milwaukee, Dane and Menominee counties, which helped deliver the state to President-elect Joe Biden.
The plaintiffs allege — that absentee voting is rife with widespread fraud and that votes in those counties should not be included in the state’s final election certification, which would give Wisconsin to President Donald Trump.
The lawsuit, filed Thursday, alleges voters in the three counties may have bypassed state law requiring voters to provide a photo ID by declaring themselves “indefinitely confined” due to the coronavirus pandemic. The suit also takes issue with clerks’ ability to take corrective actions to remedy errors related to witness’s addresses on absentee ballots, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
“Election workers, overwhelmed by the sudden flood of mailed ballots, have less ability to carefully review them to screen out fraudulent ones, creating a substantial risk that fraudulent votes will be counted and vote-dilution disenfranchisement will occur,” the lawsuit says.
The lawsuit is one of several being brought on behalf of Trump in an effort to change the outcome of the presidential election.
Wisconsin is one of several states Trump is focused on changing, through this lawsuit and also by a potential recount. Biden won in Wisconsin by a margin of about 20,000 votes.
The state capital and the University of Wisconsin is in Dane County. Menominee County is home to a Native American reservation.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 43: Federal Election Commission Chairman weighs in:
Chair of the Federal Election Commission Trey Trainor believes voter fraud is taking place in states still counting ballots.
During a Friday appearance on Newsmax TV’s “National Report,” Trainor said locations not granting observers access to watch the ballot counting process could be involved in voter fraud.
“I do believe that there is voter fraud taking place in these places,” he said. “Otherwise they would allow the observers to go in.”  Despite winning a court order, which allows the Trump campaign to send observers to watch ballot counting in Pennsylvania from six feet away, Trainor said ballot watchers “have not been allowed into the polling locations in a meaningful way.”
He said when observers have been permitted to watch, the goalpost has been moved away from the six feet required by the court order.  “They have not been allowed that meaningful access,” he said, adding there has not been transparency in the election.  “Our whole political system is based upon transparency to avoid the appearance of corruption,” he said pointing out that Pennsylvania and other states are not conducting counting in a transparent manner.
“State law allows those observers to be in there,” he said, adding if the law isn’t being followed then this election is “illegitimate.”  He said the lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign are “very valid allegations” that need to be “fully vetted” by the court system. He predicts some of the legal challenges will likely end up in the Supreme Court.
THE ELCTION FIX, Part 42- Dominion Voting Software Edition
Many of you have asked for updates about the voting system driven by “Dominion Software.”
Here it is:
As Dominion Voting Systems software comes increasingly under scrutiny in contested presidential elections this cycle, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton tells Newsmax TV his state tested the software and rejected it.
“There is a reason that Texas rejected it,” Paxton told “Stinchfield” host Grant Stinchfield. “We didn’t do it arbitrarily. We knew that these were unreliable systems. We didn’t want to trust them.  “We didn’t want to be in the same situation that some of these other states are in now where we’re questioning the results, so we clearly believe that this was a problem.”  Paxton said Texas tested Dominion software up to three different times, beginning in 2012, each time finding system failures in both hardware and software.  “We discovered that these systems are subject to different types of unauthorized manipulation and potential fraud,” he said.
President Donald Trump on Thursday accused Dominion Voting Systems of having “DELETED 2.7 MILLION TRUMP VOTES NATIONWIDE.”
Trump tweeted a quote he attributed to One America News Network and its chief White House correspondent Chanel Rion as saying: “REPORT: DOMINION DELETED 2.7 MILLION TRUMP VOTES NATIONWIDE. DATA ANALYSIS FINDS 221,000 PENNSYLVANIA VOTES SWITCHED FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP TO BIDEN. 941,000 TRUMP VOTES DELETED. STATES USING DOMINION VOTING SYSTEMS SWITCHED 435,000 VOTES FROM TRUMP TO BIDEN.”
Twitter flagged this post with a note that says, “This claim about election fraud is disputed.”
However, many, including some lawmakers, have criticized Dominion software for not preventing glitches and other irregularities from occurring in voting machines. Dominion also bought Sequoia Voting Systems in 2010, which raised questions due to accusations that the latter was involved in rigging the 2004 Venezuelan elections.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 41-“Clear Fraud” in Michigan
‘Clear Fraud’ in Vote Counting in Wayne County (Detroit), Says Attorney Who Filed Lawsuit
The attorney in a Michigan lawsuit alleging voter fraud in the Nov. 3 election says that the suit was launched to ensure Americans have confidence in the electoral process underpinning the nation’s democracy.  David A. Kallman, senior counsel with the Great Lakes Justice Center, is representing two plaintiffs in a suit filed on Nov. 9 against the city of Detroit and Wayne County alleging “numerous issues of fraud and misconduct” in relation to the processing and counting of votes in the county. Wayne County, where Detroit is located, is Michigan’s largest county.  For Kallman, the key point of the lawsuit is about ensuring that all the votes were “fair and legal,” rather than about who ultimately wins the votes.  “What’s important here is that people have to have confidence in our elective system,” Kallman told The Epoch Times. “And if they don’t have confidence that our elections are fair and impartial, and that there’s no fraud going on, then the leaders who get ostensibly elected have no authority.”
“So this goes to the core of our system of government,” he added. “And if people don’t trust that our elections are fair, we’re not going to have a government for very long.”
Kallman said the complaint showed “clear fraud” in the processing of votes in Wayne County.
The 78-page lawsuit (that’s right, 78 pages) alleges numerous instances of voter fraud, supported by six sworn witness statements.
In one of those statements, Jessy Jacob, a city of Detroit employee, said she was instructed to backdate mail ballots and not to look for any deficiencies with the ballots. Jacob also claimed she was told not to ask for identification when voters arrived to vote in person.  “I directly observed, on a daily basis, City of Detroit election workers and employees coaching and trying to coach voters to vote for Joe Biden and the Democrat party,” she says in the affidavit, adding that she witnessed them “encouraging voters to do a straight Democrat ballot.”
In another affidavit, poll challenger Andrew Sitto said that TENS OF THOUSANDS of ballots arrived at about 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 4 at the TCF Center, where absentee ballots were being counted for Wayne County. Sitto said that every ballot in the batch that he observed was cast for Joe Biden!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The lawsuit also alleges that poll workers were instructed to ignore signature mismatches on mail-in ballots, that voters who showed up at the polling site but could not be found on the voter files had ballots assigned to them from a random name on the qualified voter files, and that unsecured ballots arrived at TCF Center in boxes with open tops and no seals, and without envelopes!!!!!!!!
Kallman said the plaintiffs were seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent the certification of Wayne County’s election results, and a court order to preserve all evidence such as computer records, ballots, and logs. No hearing date has yet been set for the injunction application, he said.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 40, Big Legal Victory in Pennsylvania
BY JACK PHILLIPS November 12, 2020 Updated:
A Pennsylvania judge ruled in favor of President Donald Trump’s campaign on Thursday, saying Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar overstepped her authority to change an election deadline two days before Election Day last week.
“The Court concludes that Respondent Kathy Boockvar, in her official capacity as Secretary of the Commonwealth, lacked statutory authority to issue the November 1, 2020, guidance to Respondents County Boards of Elections insofar as that guidance purported to change the deadline … for certain electors to verify proof of identification,” Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt wrote in her order on Thursday afternoon.
Boockvar, a Democrat, submitted guidance saying proof of identification could be provided to vote up until Nov. 12. State law stipulates that voters have until Nov. 9 to deal with problems regarding a lack of proof of identification. Boockvar, the top election official in the state, issued the guidance after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled mail-in ballots could be accepted three days following Nov. 3.
Boockvar issued the new guidance on Nov. 1, two days before Election Day. Trump’s lawyers had argued that the secretary had no power to unilaterally change the date.
The court had previously ordered that ballots from voters who provided identification between Nov. 10 and Nov. 12 have to be segregated until a new ruling is issued about what should be done with them.
“Accordingly, the court hereby orders that Respondents County Boards of Elections are enjoined from counting any ballots that have been segregated pursuant to … this court’s order,” the judge added, meaning that those ballots now shouldn’t be counted. It’s not clear how many ballots are at stake.
Last week on Nov. 5, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled in favor of the Trump campaign after they argued Boockvar broke the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) when she unilaterally extended the deadline for absentee and mail-in voters to provide any missing proof of identification between Nov. 9 to Nov. 12.
Leavitt’s decision could be appealed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Earlier this week, Boockvar said that around 10,000 mail-in ballots were received during the contested three-day grace period between when polls closed on Election Day and 5 p.m. the following Friday. Boockvar also said that Pennsylvania’s election officials received 94,000 provisional ballots, and that around 49,000 mail ballots that arrived before polls closed on Election Day remain to be tallied, according to Pennlive.
Trump’s campaign and Republicans are now awaiting a U.S. Supreme Court decision about whether the Pennsylvania Supreme Court acted legally in granting a three-day extension for accepting mail-in ballots. Several Republican attorneys general from other states have issued amicus briefs and joined the lawsuit against Pennsylvania’s top court.
Meanwhile, there are other outstanding legal challenges in Pennsylvania, including one where they are slated to have a hearing on thousands of ballots that were allegedly improperly counted.
THE ELCTION FIX, Part 39, Electoral College Map
If big corporate media was being honest with us, here is what the electoral college map should look like:
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 38-Overwhelming Evidence
While the anti-Trump corporate media continue to peddle their lie of no evidence of voter fraud, here is some TRUTH-a rare commodity these days:
McEnany Announces 234 Pages of Affidavits Alleging Election Irregularities in Michigan
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany late Tuesday announced 234 pages of what she said were sworn affidavits alleging election irregularities in a county in Michigan.  McEnany appeared alongside Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel on Fox News’ “Hannity,” where she shared several allegations listed in the affidavits—statements made under penalty of perjury—from Wayne County.  “We keep hearing the drumbeat of ‘where is the evidence?’ Right here, Sean, 234 pages of sworn affidavits, these are real people, real allegations, signed with notaries,” McEnany said.  “They’re alleging—this is one county, Wayne County, Michigan—they are saying that there was a batch of ballots where 60 percent had the same signature,” she told host Sean Hannity. “They’re saying that 35 ballots had no voter record but they were counted anyway, that 50 ballots were run multiple times through a tabulation machine.”  McEnany also shared details of another affidavit where a woman alleged that “her son was deceased but nevertheless somehow voted.”
“These are one of many many allegations in one county, and a county no less, where poll watchers were in many cases threatened with racial harassment, they were pushed out of the way, and Democrat challengers were handing out documents, how to distract GOP challengers,” she continued. “These are real, and anyone who cares about transparency and the integrity of the system should want this to pursue to the discovery phase.”
On Monday, President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign filed a suit in Wayne County Circuit Court alleging voter fraud in ballot-counting procedures. The suit alleges county election officials allowed various fraudulent processing of votes, including telling poll workers to backdate ballots and not verify signatures on absentee ballots. Several witnesses have filed sworn affidavits attesting to alleged election fraud. The plaintiffs, two poll challengers, are seeking a temporary restraining order on ballot counting. The case is pending.
Late Tuesday, the Trump campaign announced the filing of a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Michigan that alleges pervasive election irregularities and violations in Wayne County and seeks a review of the Dominion Voting software which caused glitches in several states.
Trump has alleged voter fraud and said any declarations of victory are premature, with his campaign having launched multiple legal challenges in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia, Arizona, Nevada, and Michigan. The president said on Tuesday that his campaign is making progress and said that he will ultimately be declared the winner of the 2020 election.
From the movie, ‘A Few Good Men”: “You want the truth?
You can’t handle the truth!”
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 37-Pennsylvania Update
Tens of Thousands of Pennsylvania Ballots Returned Earlier Than Sent Date: Researcher
BY PETR SVAB November 10, 2020 :
  • More than 20,000 absentee ballots in Pennsylvania have impossible return dates and another more than 80,000 have return dates that raise questions, according to a researcher’s analysis of the state’s voter database.
  • Over 51,000 ballots were marked as returned just a day after they were sent out—an extraordinary speed, given U.S. Postal Service (USPS) delivery times, while nearly 35,000 were returned on the same day they were mailed out. Another more than 23,000 have a return date earlier than the sent date. More than 9,000 have no sent date.
The state’s voter records are being scrutinized as President Donald Trump is challenging the results of the presidential election in Pennsylvania and other states where his opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, holds a tight lead. The Trump campaign is alleging that invalid ballots have been counted for Democrats and valid ballots for Republicans were thrown away.
The analysis of the publicly available data was conducted by a data researcher who submitted it first to the Chinese-language edition of The Epoch Times. The researcher, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he consulted about the matter with several USPS field engineers, who said the return dates shown in the database are “impossible.”
The dataset made public by Pennsylvania’s secretary of state was last updated on Nov. 10, and “describes a current state of mail ballot requests for the 2020 General Election.” The data includes the mailed-out and return dates.  In Pennsylvania, voters must request a ballot, which is sent to them via USPS. The voter then fills out the document and sends it back via mail or returns it in person. The process usually takes several days or even weeks, depending on the speed of delivery and response by the voter.
Stay tuned. Things are getting very interesting….drip, drip, drip…There is a flood coming.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 36-Michigan Update
BY PETR SVAB November 10, 2020
More than 10,000 people confirmed or suspected dead have returned their mail-in ballots to vote in Michigan, according to an analysis of the state’s election data.  The analysis was provided by Richard Baris, director of Big Data Poll.
About 9,500 voters confirmed dead through the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) are marked in the state’s mail voting database as having returned ballots. Another nearly 2,000 are 100 years old or more and aren’t listed as known living centenarians.
The data indicates that somebody else was trying to vote on behalf of these people.  “It’s also entirely possible that some of them aren’t even real people,” Baris told The Epoch Times via email. “If someone is 110 or some ridiculous age, we should have their death record but do not.”  Americans older than 110 are exceedingly rare; only a handful of such seniors are known to live in Michigan.  According to the 2010 Census, there were 1,729 centenarians in Michigan.
Even if somebody tried to vote on behalf of a deceased person, the vote would be rejected, according to Tracy Wimmer, spokeswoman for the Michigan secretary of state.
“Ballots of voters who have died are rejected in Michigan, even if the voter cast an absentee ballot and then died before Election Day,” she previously told The Epoch Times via email.
However, Baris isn’t convinced.  “While I’m open to the idea some of these have been rejected, I’m not open to any outright dismissal they all were rejected,” he said in a Nov. 8 tweet.  The data on how many ballots were rejected isn’t available yet, Wimmer said.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 35-Arizona Update:
November 10, 2020:
President Donald Trump is within 1 percent of Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden in Arizona, according to the latest unofficial results.
An automatic recount will take place if the final margin is one-tenth of 1 percent, according to state law.
Trump has received 1.63 million votes to Biden’s 1.64 million, as of late Monday. That’s a margin of 0.45 percent.
Biden’s lead has slowly decreased as new bundles of ballots are added to the count.
Fox News called the race in Biden’s favor on election night, followed by The Associated Press, even though hundreds of thousands of votes remained outstanding.
Trump’s campaign predicted the president would ultimately win the state, as he did in 2016.
“We’re right on track. This will be very, very close, but we remain confident @realDonaldTrump will end up on top in Arizona,” Jason Miller, a senior adviser to the Trump campaign, said on social media.
Arizona delivers the winner 11 electoral votes.
Keep the faith!
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 34-Justice Department Gets Involved
BY MIMI NGUYEN LY AND MELANIE SUN November 9, 2020 Updated: November 10, 2020
Attorney General William Barr has authorized federal prosecutors across the country to “pursue substantial allegations” of voting irregularities, according to media reports citing what appears to be a leaked memo obtained by The Associated Press.
“I authorize you to pursue substantial allegations of voting and vote tabulation irregularities prior to the certification of elections in your jurisdictions in certain cases, as I have already done in specific instances. Such inquiries and reviews may be conducted if there are clear and apparently credible allegations of irregularities that, if true, could potentially impact the outcome of a federal election in an individual State,” read part of the 2-page internal memo.
The memo was sent to U.S. attorneys, assistant attorneys general for the criminal division, civil rights division, national security division, and the director of the FBI.
“Any investigation of claims of irregularities that, if true, would clearly not impact the outcome of a federal election in an individual State should normally be deferred until after the election certification process is completed. While U.S. Attorneys maintain their inherent authority to conduct inquiries and investigations as they deem appropriate, it will likely be prudent to commence any election-related matters as a preliminary inquiry so as to assess whether available evidence warrants further investigative steps.”
The memo said that Department of Justice personnel should “exercise appropriate caution” and “maintain the Department’s absolute commitment to fairness, neutrality and non-partisanship.”  “You are the most senior leaders in the United States Department of Justice and I trust you to exercise great care and judgment in addressing allegations of voting and vote tabulation irregularities,” Barr wrote. “While serious allegations should be handled with great care, specious, speculative, fanciful or far-fetched claims should not be a basis for initiating federal inquiries.”  “I provide this authority and guidance to emphasize the need to timely and appropriately address allegations of voting irregularities so that all of the American people, regardless of their preferred candidate or party, can have full confidence in the results of our elections,” the memo said. “The American people and the leaders they freely elect deserve nothing less.”
On Sept. 2 amid Republican concerns of voter fraud due to the unprecedented distribution of mail-in ballots, Barr told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he was aware of several “very big” voter fraud investigations in multiple states due to reported issues with mail-in ballots.  “This is playing with fire. We’re a very closely divided country here and people have to have confidence in the results of the election and the legitimacy of the government. And people trying to change the rules to this methodology—which as a matter of logic is very open to fraud and coercion—is reckless and dangerous,” he said at the time.  Now that voting has closed, Barr is encouraging department staff to pursue further investigations that were not possible before the election….
Let the Rule of Law play out.
Do not be swayed by Corporate media and the Democrats rushing to judgment.
There is no “President-Elect” right now.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 32-Official Government Agency Pushes Back Against the Biden Campaign and Corporate Media’s Rush to Judgment:
BY JACK PHILLIPS November 9, 2020 Updated: November 9, 2020
As the campaign for Joe Biden attempts to push the General Services Administration (GSA) to approve a transfer of power, the agency said that it hasn’t made a final assessment of the situation.  “An ascertainment has not yet been made. GSA and its administrator will continue to abide by, and fulfill, all requirements under the law,” a spokesperson with the GSA told The Epoch Times on Nov. 9.
The agency said that GSA administrator Emily Murphy will only initiate the transition when a “clear winner is clear, based on the process laid out in the Constitution.”
“The administrator’s ascertainment is done for the purposes of making services provided by the [Presidential Transition Act] available,” the spokesperson said. “Until an ascertainment is made, the statute allows for the Biden Transition Team to continue to receive the pre-elect services from the government (e.g., limited office space, computers, background investigations for security clearances). GSA has met all statutory requirements under the PTA for this election cycle and will continue to do so.”
The Epoch Times will not declare a winner of the 2020 presidential election until all results are certified and any legal challenges are resolved. Both candidates have claimed victory in certain states, but it appears increasingly likely that this election will be resolved in the courts.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 33-IT’S NOT OVER EDITION
Real Clear Politics, a liberal left-leaning media group has withdrawn the call for Biden in Pennsylvania which takes him back below the magic number of 270 electoral votes.
Don’t left the leftist bullies discourage or intimidate you.
Keep the faith and stay strong.
By the way, there is no such thing as “Office of President-Elect.”
I saw the background behind Joe Biden today when he spoke.
This is Orwellian, as in author George Orwell. Please reads his books. They predict where we are today.
Biden and corporate media are truly trying to deceive the American people.
Stand strong.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 31-Never Thought I Would See This:
BY ANDREW TORBA
Stop Watching Fox News, The Era Of Television News Is Over
Make no mistake about it: Fox News is the network of Paul Ryan. For over a year now Ryan has been gloating that he was going to use his position on Fox’s board to ‘do something’ about Trump. This wasn’t a secret to anyone who has been paying attention to Fox over the course of the past year. Day by day Fox News slowly became CNN lite and the lone network of dissent in a sea of leftist propaganda succumbed to the will of our corporate oligarchy.
Without exception, Tucker Carlson is the only one worth watching on Fox.  Everyone else is either too afraid to speak the truth boldly or has sold out as controlled opposition for the Republican establishment. This was obvious on election night and the days that followed.  Carlson boldly speaks truth to power day in and day out, which is why this summer Tucker Carlson Tonight broke the record for highest-rated program in U.S. cable news history. Carlson will undoubtedly be remembered as the peak of humble and honest television news reporting as we start to witness network television’s inevitable and spectacular decline into irrelevance.
What comes next for media will look a lot like Gab.com or perhaps a hybrid approach like OANN and Newsmax.
It’s crazy to believe that only a handful of Silicon Valley companies will have complete control over the flow of information, communication, and news forever. The future of media, news, and communication is a balkanized and decentralized series of alternative media platforms.
The median age of a primetime Fox News viewer is 68, according to Nielsen. Millennials are tuning out of cable news. Most don’t even have cable (I haven’t for seven years.) “Data from a survey held in March 2020 in the United States revealed that the most popular source for consuming news on a daily basis among U.S. Millennials was social media, with 57 percent of respondents stating that they used social networks as a source of news daily.”
After Fox’s total and complete betrayal of President Trump on election night by wrongfully calling Arizona for Biden before any other network, Fox will soon be remembered as a distant memory of the past in news media history.  In the midst of a heated legal battle over the numerous cases of fraud during the 2020 election, Fox News host Laura Ingraham said that Donald Trump should accept ‘the unfavorable outcome.”…Laura Ingraham, of all people.
Fox News anchor Eric Shawn claimed that President Trump’s allegations of election voter fraud in Pennsylvania were “baseless,” “a lie”, and “not true.”
Then Jeanine Pirro’s Show was cancelled tonight after they found out she was going to report on election fraud.
If you are tuning into Fox News, then you are funding this madness. Sure the pundits and talking heads may spout off some talking points you may agree with from time to time, but when push came to shove and it mattered most: Fox News threw the President, and the country, under the bus and they’d do the same to you too if it meant making a buck and appeasing the establishment oligarchs who run this country.
So ditch Paul Ryan’s news network.
The future is here and it’s on Gab.com.
Andrew Torba
CEO, Gab.com
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 30-Statistical Analysis
BY PETR SVAB November 8, 2020 Updated: November 9, 2020:
With the 2020 elections marred by legal challenges and fraud allegations, some have used statistical analysis to try to determine if foul play was involved. In several states, analyses of election data indeed show statistically odd phenomena in the tallies of votes for the Democratic candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden.
One of the most common arguments is that in some localities, vote counts for Biden violate Benford’s Law.
In simple terms, the law states that in many real-world data sets, such as demographic data, geographical data, or even sports statistics, the first digit of the numbers will more likely be 1 than 2, and 2 more likely than 3, etc. following logarithmic scale. If the first-digit distribution significantly diverges from this rule, it could be evidence of artificial manipulation of the data.
The law has been used to identify fraudulent financial records and other illegal activities. Walter Mebane, a political science professor at the University of Michigan, used the law to back ballot-stuffing allegations in the 2009 Iran election. Some researchers also used the law to check for irregularities in the 2016 election in Wisconsin.
While the result in Georgia and Florida generally adhered to Benford’s Law, there were significant deviations in votes for Biden in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.
One indicator for Democrat votes in the county “might be a concern,” he said, but added that the indicator “nearly” exceeded the expected value for Republican votes too.
He also used a variant of the Benford’s Law that applies to second digits.
The Biden vote counts were also anomalous and in a way that “is harder to explain,” he said.
One Twitter user went deeper on the Milwaukee analysis and found that in many city wards, votes counted after 3 a.m. on Nov. 4 went to Biden by a much larger margin than those counted before. Sometimes, the difference was as high as 40 percentage points.  Milwaukee’s county clerk didn’t immediately respond to a request by The Epoch Times for comment regarding the discrepancy. Wisconsin is headed for a recount, showing Biden slightly ahead.
Another internet sleuth noticed that in Pennsylvania, nearly 10,000 votes were removed from President Donald Trump’s count at around 9 p.m. on Nov. 4. He said the losses came from three counties: Allegheny (-1,063 votes), Bucks (-2,972 votes), and Chester (-7,135 votes).  Then, around 9 a.m. on Nov. 6, more than 27,000 votes were added to the count, nearly all of them to Biden, he said.  The office of Pennsylvania Secretary of State didn’t immediately respond to questions about the anomalies. While Biden is ahead in the state, Trump has challenged the results in court.
The tally in Michigan, where Biden is ahead by a small margin, also seems to be statistically peculiar.  Around 5 a.m. on Nov. 4, data firm Decision Desk HQ updated the vote count for Michigan, adding 138,339 votes to Biden, but zero to Trump. The statistical impossibility of such a scenario prompted people to speculate that votes were illegally injected into the tally.  Within 40 minutes, Decision Desk HQ posted another update that subtracted 110,796 votes from Biden’s total and added 16,638 to Trump’s. It later said a “clerical error” in Shiawassee County caused the distribution of incorrect data and has since been fixed.  At 5:54 a.m. and 6:05 a.m., the firm posted two more updates for the Michigan race that didn’t appear to show anything unusual.  Then, at 6:18 a.m., the firm posted another update, which added 158,902 votes to the Biden tally and 29,295 votes to Trump’s. Those votes split roughly 85 percent for Biden—an exceptionally high ratio.  One explanation could be that those votes came from a deep-blue county and only included absentee ballots, which were expected to heavily favor Democrats.  However, even absentee ballots in Washtenaw County, which went for Biden by the largest margin, split in his favor by less than 82 percent. In addition, the candidate only picked up 125,927 absentee votes there, so many would have had to have come from another county less favorable to Biden.  A spokeswoman for the Michigan Secretary of State didn’t respond to questions about these votes.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 29- Lindsay Graham Speaks Out:  Lindsey Graham Urges Trump, Republicans Not to Concede to Biden
BY JACK PHILLIPS November 8, 2020 Updated: November 8, 2020
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called on President Donald Trump not to concede and to “fight hard” in the current legal battles that have ensued as Democrat nominee Joe Biden declared victory.
While a number of news organizations have called the presidential race for Biden, The Epoch Times won’t declare a winner until all results are certified and any legal challenges are resolved. State legislatures and the Electoral College are the bodies that certify presidential elections.
“We will work with Biden if he wins, but Trump has not lost,” Graham told Fox Business on Nov. 8. “Do not concede, Mr. President. Fight hard.”
The Trump campaign hasn’t conceded and has launched legal challenges in several states over allegations of voter fraud and software glitches. Both Trump and his campaign have remained defiant, with the backing of a number of other Republicans.
“To my Republican colleagues out there: we have to fight back, or we will accept our fate,” Graham said.
“I want Pennsylvania to explain to the American people how six people, after they die, can register and vote in Pennsylvania. I want the computer systems in Michigan that flip votes from Republicans to Democrats to be looked at—and the software was used all over the country,” Graham said. “There’s a lot of shenanigans going on here, and if I were President Trump, I would take all this to court, I’d fight back. And from a Republican point of view, mail-in balloting is a nightmare for us.”
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 28-Michigan Update: Republicans to Probe Voting Software After Vote-Count Error in Michigan
BY JACK PHILLIPS November 8, 2020 Updated:
Republicans in Michigan said they are expanding their investigation into Dominion Voting Systems after a counting error in a Michigan county switched Republican votes to Democrat last week.  “Our team is currently reaching out to county clerks across Michigan as well as going through election results in each of the counties which use this software to see how widespread this error may be,” Tony Zammit, communications director for the Michigan Republican Party, told the Washington Examiner on Saturday.
Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Laura Cox said in a news conference last week that 47 Michigan counties used software from Dominion Voting Systems in the same manner as Antrim County, where it was found that 6,000 votes were erroneously tabulated to Democratic nominee Joe Biden instead of President Donald Trump.
Michigan’s secretary of state office has not responded to a request for comment after Cox’s claims.
“In Antrim County, ballots were counted for Democrats that were meant for Republicans causing a 6,000-vote swing against our candidates,” Cox alleged. “The county clerk came forward and said tabulating software glitched and caused a miscalculation of the votes.”  Cox added that the state’s GOP found that 47 out of 83 counties use the same software.  “Antrim County had to hand count all of the ballots,” Cox said, “and these counties that use this software needs to closely examine their results for similar discrepancies.”
Dominion, in a statement to news outlets over the weekend, said that they have received no reports of software errors in Michigan or Georgia.  “There are no credible reports or evidence of any system software errors in Georgia or Michigan, including erroneous reporting of unofficial results from Antrim County, Michigan,” said Dominion Voting Systems.
Democratic Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, in a statement to news outlets, responded to the vote-switch error and disputed Cox’s claims.  “The erroneous reporting of unofficial results from Antrim county was a result of accidental error on the part of the Antrim County Clerk,” she claimed. “The equipment and software did not malfunction and all ballots were properly tabulated. However, the clerk accidentally did not update the software used to collect voting machine data and report unofficial results.”  “Like many counties in Michigan, Antrim County uses the Dominion Voting Systems election management system and voting machines (ballot tabulators.) The county receives programming support from Election Source,” Benson added. “Tabulators are programmed to scan hand marked, paper ballots. When machines are finished scanning the ballots, the paper ballots are retained and a totals tape showing the number of votes for each candidate in each race is printed from the machine.”  The software, she added, did not “cause a misallocation of votes,” blaming it on “human error.”  “As with other unofficial results reporting errors, this was an honest mistake and did not affect any actual vote totals. Election clerks work extremely hard and do their work with integrity. They are human beings, and sometimes make mistakes. However, there are many checks and balances that ensure mistakes can be caught and corrected,” she said.
In the meantime, Michigan state lawmakers on Saturday issued a subpoena to state election officials amid the allegations of voter fraud and software glitches.
Dominion Voting Systems’ software was used in several other states.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 27-At least news source is fair and balanced (hint: it’s not Fox):
Election Outcome Unclear Amid Pending Recounts and Legal Challenges
BY EPOCH TIMES STAFF November 8, 2020 Updated: November 8, 2020 Print
Updated Nov. 8, 2020 (2:15 p.m. ET)
On Nov. 3, Americans voted to elect their next leader. As of Nov. 8, no results have been certified and legal challenges and recounts are pending in key swing states. The Epoch Times will continue to update this article as new information becomes available on the status of the 2020 presidential election.  The Epoch Times will not declare a winner of the election until all results are certified and any legal challenges are resolved. Read more here.
Key Points on the Status of the Presidential Race:
  • Legal challenges have been filed in Pennsylvania and Arizona.
  • A recount has been requested in Wisconsin by the Trump campaign.
  • In Georgia, the state has announced a recount.
  • Ballots continue to be counted in Alaska and North Carolina.
Overview of Lawsuits and Recounts
Pennsylvania
  • Nov. 6, 2020: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issues a temporary order requiring Pennsylvania to segregate ballots that arrived after Election Day.
  • Nov. 5, 2020: The Trump campaign sues Philadelphia County’s Board of Elections to seek an emergency injunction to stop ballot counting in Philadelphia. Update: A federal judge denies the emergency request from the Trump campaign on Nov. 5.
  • Nov. 4, 2020: The Trump campaign files a lawsuit in Pennsylvania to halt vote counting until Republican observers are granted adequate access. Update: A Pennsylvania appellate court on Nov. 5 rules in favor of the Trump campaign. Election officials appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court.
  • Nov. 4, 2020: The Trump campaign intervenes in a Supreme Court challenge to Pennsylvania’s deadline extension for late-arriving mail-in ballots.
  • Nov. 4, 2020: The Trump campaign files a lawsuit challenging a court-ordered deadline extension for first-time voters who need to fulfill a missing-identification requirement.
Wisconsin
  • Nov. 4, 2020: The Trump campaign requests a recount in Wisconsin. Update: Justin Clark, Trump’s deputy campaign manager, announced Nov. 7 that his team would initiate the recount.
Georgia
Nov. 6, 2020: Georgia’s secretary of state announces that the state will have a recount.
Nov. 4, 2020: The Trump campaign and the Georgia Republican Party file a lawsuit in Georgia alleging that absentee ballots were improperly counted after the state’s deadline. Update: A judge in Georgia on Nov. 5 dismisses the lawsuit.
Arizona
  • Nov. 7, 2020: The Trump campaign and the RNC file a lawsuit over rejected votes in Maricopa County. The lawsuit alleges in-person votes were disregarded as a result of improper guidance provided by poll workers.
  • Nov. 5, 2020: The Trump campaign and RNC ask an Arizona judge to let them join a lawsuit that alleges vote tabulation equipment in metro Phoenix was unable to record a voter’s ballot because she completed it with a county-issued Sharpie pen. Update: Attorneys who challenged the use of the markers told the court on Nov. 7 they’re dismissing their legal challenge.
Nevada
  • Nov. 6, 2020: The Nevada Republican Party announces that its lawyers have sent Attorney General William Barr a criminal referral alleging at least 3,062 cases of voter fraud in the state.
  • Nov. 5, 2020: The Trump campaign backs two cases in Nevada that seek to change signature verification procedures used for processing ballots and expand access for Republican poll watchers in Clark County, Nevada. Update: On Nov. 6, a federal judge denies the request for changes to signature verification and a district judge rejects the lawsuit seeking expanded access to poll watchers.
Michigan
  • Nov. 4, 2020: The Trump campaign files a lawsuit in Michigan to halt vote counting until Republican observers are granted adequate access. Update: A Michigan judge denies the request by the Trump campaign on Nov. 5, 2020.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 26-Arizona and Pennsylvania update:
President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) on Saturday filed a lawsuit in Arizona over rejected votes in Maricopa County.
The Trump campaign stated that some in-person votes were disregarded because of alleged improper guidance provided by the poll workers.
“When a machine detects an overvote on a ballot, poll workers should inform in-person voters of the error and give them an opportunity to correct the issue. Instead, poll workers in Maricopa County pressed, and told voters to press, a green button to override the error,” the campaign said in a statement. “As a result, the machines disregarded the voter’s choices in the overvoted races.”
The campaign and RNC allege that the problem was caused by poll workers who were struggling to operate the new voting machines and are asking the county to inspect any overridden in-person ballots manually, the same way that poll workers handle mail-in or drop-off ballots.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden currently holds a narrow lead in Arizona. Maricopa County is the biggest election district of Arizona, contributing over half of the votes for both candidates.
Over the past few days, Trump has been vocal about the need to protect the sanctity of the ballot box while claiming that Democrats are trying to “steal” the election from him, in part through counting late-arriving ballots.
Trump’s legal teams are arguing that mail-in ballots postmarked by Nov. 3 but received after election day should not be counted and that votes that were counted without Republican observers present in the ballot-counting centers should also be considered “illegal votes.”
Earlier in the day, Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani announced that Trump’s re-election campaign will launch a lawsuit in Pennsylvania to challenge mail-in ballots that have been counted without Republican poll watchers onsite.
“We’re going to file a federal lawsuit that will cover here [Philadelphia] and Pittsburgh, and we will have as many witnesses as the court needs. Right now, it could be as many as 90 witnesses,” Giuliani said.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 25-The left’s hypocrisy is clearly on display again:
2016: We don’t have to accept the 2016 election results—Russian interference!
2020: How dare you question the integrity of the election!
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 24, I Can’t Sleep So I Will Keep Posting Edition
I love this country. That is why I do what I do, and what I have been doing for, like my whole life—involved in politics.
So let me unpack what this so-called Biden “victory” means:
Who is Joe Biden?
We have no clue as to what he really stands for and what he thinks.
He smiles, calls for unity and condemns Donald Trump.
The real question is, who are the people behind Joe Biden, a candidate who never really campaigned and never really had ANY rallies where people showed up?
Watching what unfolded today, it’s clear big tech and big media are behind Joe Biden. This is a candidate who will obey and follow.
What’s good for Google, good for corporate media, good for Facebook and Twitter is good for the Biden campaign.
You watched all of the Trump rallies with THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS people showing their support. You saw Biden’s events and they were a joke. We have never seen a more soulless candidate. How does a man with no discernable constituency of any kind rise to the top of American politics?
It’s now more obvious than ever that this is a battle between We the People vs. corporate America, the entrenched D.C. elites and all those who saw a President who could not be controlled by them.
How do I know this? I have run for public office myself…on more than one occasion. They took me out and now I see it being played out on the grandest stage of all.
So if this plays out and Mr. Trump does not prevail, who really won this election?
The Big Tech companies, corporate media, the big banks, the government of China, the permanent bureaucracy, the government elites and the billionaire class.
If a single person represented one vote, Trump wins.
But as a group, the other side wins because they have power that We The People do not have. Until Donald Trump showed up.
They banned Trump from speaking, they banned you and me, and now they claim victory.
Here is what they don’t get.
Mr. Trump has awakened a sleeping giant. You can cheat and deny Mr. Trump his election, but we understand now.
Our movement will continue…we are not going away…we will not recede into the background…you have only emboldened us all the more. We are 70,000,000 strong and this election and all of it’s fraud is a wake-up call.
You ain’t seen nuthin yet….
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 23-BIDEN IS NOT THE PRESIDENT-ELECT!
We do not have a President-elect yet. The election is not over.
We need to abide by the Rule of Law. It protects our liberty.
This is how our system of electing Presidents works:
First, the Constitution provides that the states choose their own electors, as directed by state legislatures. Because legislatures have chosen popular elections for this purpose, the election in a state is not over until all recounts, legal challenges and such are complete.
Each state must make its own determination on this score. For now, at least 7 states are not yet finished. They have ongoing processes, including recounts and other legal challenges. We can speculate as to what will happen, but we don’t know the final outcome in these states.
The Constitution does not give the media any authority over this process!!!
The Associated Press does not get to decide when Pennsylvania or any other state is done!
The Constitution puts each state in charge of itself. And, at the end of the day, state legislatures are responsible for making sure their states are fairly and accurately represented in the Electoral College.
After state officials have certified a slate of electors, these electors will go on to vote at the meetings of the Electoral College in December. Congress will count their votes on January 6. THEN we have a President-elect.
In 2000, we waited for the recount process to complete in Florida. The media did not declare George W. Bush the President during that long month.
No one put Florida in Bush’s column.
No one gave victory speeches.
We let the legal process work.
Ultimately, the recount did not change the result in 2000. Nevertheless, the process was important. First, it helped us ensure that no mistakes were made. Second, it led to better acceptance of the results.
We need this today, too. It will help us get behind whoever is elected and sworn in on January 20. And if Biden won the election, then he’ll still be the winner after all the recounts are over.
One last note for any of you who might be cheering a Biden victory today and who feel a little bit like shrugging off concerns about the Rule of Law:
If the Rule of Law can be shrugged off in ways that make you happy, then it can ALSO be shrugged off in ways that leave you tyrannized.
The Rule of Law matters. Without it, we are no longer a free people.
Thank you Tara Ross for your wisdom on this issue.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 22-President Trump’s Remarks today
“We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don’t want the truth to be exposed.
The simple fact is this election is far from over. Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor.
In Pennsylvania, for example, our legal observers were not permitted meaningful access to watch the counting process. Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media.
“Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated. The American People are entitled to an honest election: that means counting all legal ballots, and not counting any illegal ballots. This is the only way to ensure the public has full confidence in our election.
It remains shocking that the Biden campaign refuses to agree with this basic principle and wants ballots counted even if they are fraudulent, manufactured, or cast by ineligible or deceased voters. Only a party engaged in wrongdoing would unlawfully keep observers out of the count room – and then fight in court to block their access.
“So what is Biden hiding? I will not rest until the American People have the honest vote count they deserve and that Democracy demands.”
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 21-Campaign Conference Call Update – November 7
Just finished a conference call with Bill Steppien, Trump Campaign Manager and Justin Clark, Deputy Campaign Manager.
“WE ARE IN THIS FIGHT.” The opening comment by Bill.
“The President realizes this fight is much than him. It’s making sure the Republican Party can compete in future elections. It’s about standing up to Democrat bosses and voter intimidation. It’s about opposing the radical agenda of the Democrats that will destroy this country.”
State by state review:
ARIZONA-
Joe Biden’s lead is down to 20,484 as of 11:00 this morning with 100,000 votes still to be counted.
Shame, shame, shame on Fox News for calling this early.
Georgia-
Illegal ballot harvesting occurred in three heavily Democrat Counties.
Huge number of mail-in ballots are subject to legal challenges.
This state will be subject to a recount. The campaign firmly believes Georgia will come in for Trump.
NEVADA-
90 days ago the Democrat Governor of Nevada declared the same day registration and voting would be allowed (you can’t make this up). This of course has caused severe irregularities in the vote. Attorney General Bill Barr has been put on notice. 100,000 people registered and voted on the same day. Seriously.
PENNSYLVANIA-
There are still 80,000 mail-in ballots and 100,000 provisional ballots to be reviewed.
What went on in Philadelphia is third world stuff. All Republican observers were denied access to observe the voting tabulation and then even the court order to allow it was defied!
WISCONSIN-
Biden’s lead is less than 1% and will be the subject of a recount starting next Wednesday. Serious irregularities are the subject of lawsuits.
There are 3 ways you can help”
1. donate at donaldtrump.com
2. Call the voter fraud hotline at 800-895-4152
3. Stay at the ready for rallies, demonstrations and protests
AS I WAS TYPING THIS ABC News decided that Biden won the election.
THE NEWS MEDIA DOES NOT DECIDE WHO OUR NEXT PRESIDENT IS!
Ignore the hype.  We are not giving up and we will see the process through.
The next President of the United States has NOT been decided!
Never give up, never give in and no matter what, the Trump revolution will continue.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 20-Saturday morning
There will be a campaign update conference call at 11:00 a.m. EDT this morning.
Meanwhile, here is a statement from our President:
“We believe the American people deserve to have full transparency into all vote counting and election certification, and that this is no longer about any single election. This is about the integrity of our entire election process. From the beginning we have said that all legal ballots must be counted and all illegal ballots should not be counted, yet we have met resistance to this basic principle by Democrats at every turn. We will pursue this process through every aspect of the law to guarantee that the American people have confidence in our government. I will never give up fighting for you and our nation.”
– President Donald J. Trump
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 19-The U.S. Supreme Court Weighs In
The U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito late Friday ordered Pennsylvania election officials to segregate and separately count ballots that arrived after Election Day.
Alito granted a request by the state’s Republican party to separate mail-in ballots received between 8 p.m. Nov. 3 and 5 p.m. Nov. 6 from those that arrived by Election Day, in accordance with state guidance. He ordered that those segregated ballots must be kept “in a secure, safe and sealed container separate from other voted ballots.”
The justice, however, did not order the counties to stop counting but instead ordered those ballots to be counted separately.
The Republicans also raised concerns that Pa. Secretary of State Boockvar had reserved the right to change her guidance or to provide further direction over the ballots. They said that the secretary had done so when it issued new guidance on Nov. 1 directing county boards to count late-arriving ballots.  “In short, an order from the Court is badly needed. But given some county boards’ refusal to confirm that they are segregating ballots and the Secretary’s changing guidance, an order requiring segregation of ballots may not suffice to preserve RPP’s appellate rights,” the Republicans wrote.  “An order at this juncture is necessary to preserve this Court’s jurisdiction to resolve this matter on the merits, as well as its ability to enter an appropriate remedy for this general election,” they added.
The Supreme Court has yet to decide on whether to review the case at hand. Alito said in his order that he had not been informed that the guidance issued on Oct. 28, “which had an important bearing on the question whether to order special treatment of the ballots in question,” had been modified.
He also directed any responses to the application by 2 p.m. Nov. 7.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 18 -Back to Michigan Fraud
The RNC claims that a software error switched 6,000 Republican Votes to Democrat, Used in 47 Michigan Counties.
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and other GOP officials said the fight over the presidential election isn’t over, saying that 47 counties in the state may have used software that was detected to have allocated votes to Democrat Joe Biden instead of President Donald Trump in one county.
“In Antrim County, ballots were counted for Democrats that were meant for Republicans causing a 6,000-vote swing against our candidates,” Michigan GOP Chairwoman Laura Cox said in a news conference Friday. “The county clerk came forward and said tabulating software glitched and caused a miscalculation of the votes.”
Cox added: “Since then, we have now discovered that 47 counties use this same software in the same capacity. Antrim County had to hand count all of the ballots, and these counties that use this software needs to closely examine their results for similar discrepancies.”
A number of news outlets, including The Associated Press and Decision Desk, have declared Michigan for Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Biden is currently leading Trump by about 146,000 votes.
After the discrepancy was found in Antrim County, election officials questioned the results. They said the problem was identified by local election authorities and reviewed Wednesday, according to the Detroit News.
In one instance in Oakland County, a computer error led officials to declare Democrat Melanie Hartman the winner before they reversed it and declared incumbent Adam Kochenderfer, a Republican, the winner of the Oakland County’s 15th county commission District, the Detroit Free Press reported.  “I thought that was that,” Kochenderfer said. “Those were the results, and I said I would not seek a recount.”  Oakland County Director of Elections Joe Rozell told the paper that the error was due to a computer issue at a city clerk’s office. He didn’t elaborate on the issue or if it was the same software used in Antrim County.  “A computer issue in Rochester Hills caused them to send us results for seven precincts as both precinct votes and absentee votes. They should only have been sent to us as absentee votes,” Rozell said.
The RNC has deployed legal teams to Michigan. No lawsuit has yet to be announced over the software.
“We will not give up on this process until every last issue has been resolved,” McDaniel said in the news conference.
There are just too many red flags here and in other states.
THE ELECTION FIX, Part 17-Georgia Edition
This afternoon, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel held a second press conference – this time in Georgia – to shed light on Democrats’ shady vote counting tactics across the state.
Below are some of the highlights that the RNC will continue to investigate:
• As we’ve seen across the country, after the legal votes were in and tallied, unaccounted for ballots have continued to appear in Democrat strong hold counties in Georgia.
o In Gwinnett County, a precinct early voting card from mid-October that should have been counted weeks ago, was recently discovered.
o In DeKalb County, two precinct cards were lost on Election Day.
o In Chatham County, a box of ballots mysteriously appeared.
o In Cobb County, a box of 700 ballots mysteriously appeared.
o In addition, we are still waiting on all of the active military votes to be input and counted.
• Under Stacey Abrams’ guidance, Democrats have been attacking the safeguards of our election processes for the past four years.
o To counter Democrats’ efforts to weaken these safeguards, we have deployed a team of legal experts to Georgia.
o We have also deployed over 100 Trump Victory Field Staffers from all over the country to ensure that every legal Republican ballot that the Secretary of State has deemed “spoiled” or “rejected” has been cured.
o We have identified thousands of legal ballots that require curation. The Trump Victory Field Teams are calling and knocking on these individuals’ doors to make sure their voices are heard.
This fight is not over. President Trump will continue to fight for us, and we will continue to fight for him. To support the President, you can visit GOP.com to donate. If you see signs of voter irregularities and fraud, please report them to 888-503-3526.
Thank you for all your support. Together, we will protect the vote of every American, defend our democratic process, and safeguard the American people’s confidence in this election.
This fight is not over. President Trump will continue to fight for us, and we will continue to fight for him. To support the President, you can visit GOP.com to donate. If you see signs of voter irregularities and fraud, please report them to http://djt45.co/stopfraud or 888-503-3526.
Thank you for all your support. Together, we will protect the vote of every American, defend our democratic process, and safeguard the American people’s confidence in this election.
Peter Feaman, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Patriot, National Committeeman, Florida.