Signs of a large split between liberal and conservative

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Democrat voters support harsh measures for those who refuse the jab

Rasmussen Reports tells us of a recent poll where Democrat voters favored a number of harsh measures against those who refused the COVID vaccination.

While many voters have become skeptical toward the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of Democrats embrace restrictive policies, including punitive measures against those who haven’t gotten the COVID-19 vaccine.

A new Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of voters favor President Joe Biden’s plan to impose a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on the employees of large companies and government agencies. That includes 33% who Strongly Favor the mandate. Forty-eight percent (48%) are opposed to Biden’s vaccine mandate, including 40% who Strongly Oppose the mandate. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Voters are similarly divided over the federal government’s top COVID-19 expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci. Forty-five percent (45%) view Fauci favorably, including 28% who have a Very Favorable impression of him. Forty-eight percent (48%) have an unfavorable impression of Fauci, including 34% who have a Very Unfavorable view of him.

The even split among voters is the result of deep partisan divisions. While 78% of Democratic voters support the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate plan, only 22% of Republicans and 41% of voters not affiliated with either major party support the vaccine mandate. And many Democrats would support even harsher measures, including fines for Americans who won’t get the COVID-19 vaccine and criminal punishment for vaccine critics.

“After two excruciatingly long years, likely voters are beginning to question the federal government’s handling of the pandemic,” said Chris Talgo, senior editor and research fellow at The Heartland Institute, which commissioned this poll. “First and foremost, likely voters are beginning to sour on Dr. Anthony Fauci, who seems to have lost credibility after countless flip-flops.”

Talgo continued: “Moreover, almost half of likely voters oppose President Biden’s vaccine mandates, which seem less about stopping the spread of COVID-19 and more about increasing the power of the federal government. When asked about several other potential strategies, such as fining those who refuse to get vaccinated, the consensus among likely voters is that the federal government should do less, not more.”

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The survey found that 75% of likely Democratic voters – but only 21% of Republicans and 38% of unaffiliated voters – have a favorable opinion of Dr. Fauci. Among other findings of the survey:

  • Fifty-eight percent (58%) of voters would oppose a proposal for federal or state governments to fine Americans who choose not to get a COVID-19 vaccine. However, 55% of Democratic voters would support such a proposal, compared to just 19% of Republicans and 25% of unaffiliated voters.
  • Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Democratic voters would favor a government policy requiring that citizens remain confined to their homes at all times, except for emergencies, if they refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Such a proposal is opposed by 61% of all likely voters, including 79% of Republicans and 71% of unaffiliated voters.
  • Nearly half (48%) of Democratic voters think federal and state governments should be able to fine or imprison individuals who publicly question the efficacy of the existing COVID-19 vaccines on social media, television, radio, or in online or digital publications. Only 27% of all voters – including just 14% of Republicans and 18% of unaffiliated voters – favor criminal punishment of vaccine critics.
  • Forty-five percent (45%) of Democrats would favor governments requiring citizens to temporarily live in designated facilities or locations if they refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Such a policy would be opposed by a strong majority (71%) of all voters, with 78% of Republicans and 64% of unaffiliated voters saying they would Strongly Oppose putting the unvaccinated in “designated facilities.”
  • While about two-thirds (66%) of likely voters would be against governments using digital devices to track unvaccinated people to ensure that they are quarantined or socially distancing from others, 47% of Democrats favor a government tracking program for those who won’t get the COVID-19 vaccine.

(Read the entire poll summary at Rasmussen Reports)

They called Trump a dictator, but want house arrest, fines, imprisonment, gulags, and tracking devices to control a virus that has a survival rate between 99.9973% and 99.41%

For a disease that only kills between 0.0027% and 0.59% of the population, Democrats want to permanently lock down the world.

Maybe it is time to dissolve the union and let them have their own socialist nation.

Biden’s Selective Service may be collecting data on those who ask for exemptions from the jab

An anonymous source within the government has indicated that Biden has directed his Selective Service to track everyone who asked for a medical or religious exemption from the COVID vaccination.

I will not call this a bona fide report or a verifiable story; however, the main stream press has been known to spike (hide) stories that look bad for Democrats (and this looks very bad for a Democrat that has redefined “digging his way to China.”)

Still, now that he has had his COVID mandate struck down by the Supreme Court, why would he do this?

Admittedly, this divide goes back some years

A comprehensive poll on patriotism in 2017 showed that 65% of conservatives were “proud to be American,” while just 37% of liberals agreed

The Washington Examiner reported in a 2017 commentary how a poll showed the split between liberals and conservatives.

The nation is deeply divided over patriotism, what it means to be an “American,” and even what businesses are pro-U.S., according to a new national survey.

The comprehensive poll released Friday found the biggest split yet between liberals and conservatives over how they view the U.S. — and even if they want to stay in America. For example, nearly 20 percent of liberals want to live in another country, while only 5 percent of conservatives agree.

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How political opposites associate patriotism, from the Ear to the Ground Listening Project poll.

And 65 percent of conservatives said that they are “proud to be Americans,” but just 37 percent of liberals agree.

The country, said poll sponsor Anne Sorock, executive director, Ear to the Ground Listening Project, “is fractured.”

The survey and report, titled The Tale of Two Patriotisms, found that most feel patriotism is in decline in America, though far more conservative than liberals agreed.

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And the political opposites couldn’t agree on what groups or businesses are patriotic. For example, liberals cited the Democratic Party, the NFL and Planned Parenthood as patriots. Conservatives cited the NRA, Hobby Lobby and Chick-Fil-A.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Likewise, the partisan divide in media trust widened in 2021

Pew Research reported on a 2021 poll that showed a partisan divide in media trust driven by a decline of trust in the press among Republicans.

In just five years, the percentage of Republicans with at least some trust in national news organizations has been cut in half – dropping from 70% in 2016 to 35% this year. This decline is fueling the continued widening of the partisan gap in trust of the media.

Pew2021SurveyOnMediaTrustNearly eight-in-ten Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents (78%) say they have “a lot” or “some” trust in the information that comes from national news organizations – 43 percentage points higher than Republicans and Republican leaners (35%) – according to a new Pew Research Center survey conducted June 14-27, 2021. This partisan gap is the largest of any time that this question has been asked since 2016. And it grows even wider – to 53 points – between liberal Democrats (83%) and conservative Republicans (30%).

The 35% of Republicans who have at least some trust in national news organizations in 2021 is half that of in 2016 (70%) – and has dropped 14 points since late 2019 (49%). By comparison, Democrats have remained far more consistent in the past five years, ranging somewhere between 78% and 86%.

(Read more at Pew Research)

Additionally, British market tracker Press Gazette notes that 67% of respondents do not trust the main stream media

As noted at their monthly assessment of the British press and press overall, the Press Gazette noted the results of a recent Edelman survey.

A majority of people  around the world are concerned that they are being lied to by journalists, according to the latest trust survey from PR firm Edelman.

Two-thirds (67%) of people globally said that they believe that journalists and reporters purposely try to mislead people by saying things they know are false or grossly exaggerated  –  an increase of eight percentage points on the company’s last report published in 2021.

Edelman’s Annual Trust Barometer for 2022 also found that trust in media had fallen across the world with concern over fake news at an all-time high.

Faith in the media fell in 15 countries with the US among those reporting the biggest drops. Just 39% of people in the US said that they trust the media – down six points compared to the last survey undertaken in 2021.

Fewer Brits (35%) also said they trusted the media, a fall of two points. The UK and the US are among 14 countries where Edelman says that the media is generally distrusted. In contrast, in some authoritarian states such as China and Saudi Arabia more respondents said that they trust the media. 

(Read more at the Press Gazette)

 

The man who shot the Cracker Barrel manager through the door was out on bond

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In another case of a Democrat-released criminal killing an innocent grandmother, Nathan Humphrey, Junior was out on bond

As reported by Houston Fox affiliate KRIV, Nathan Humphrey, Junior has been accused of murdering while out on bond. To add insult to injury, he was not the only felon who murdered recently while on bond.

28-year-old Nathan Humphrey Jr was a career criminal.

“Here’s someone, as a teenager, he gets five years in the penitentiary back in 2012 for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon,” said Andy Kahan with Crime Stoppers.

In August 2021, Humphrey was freed from jail with a personal recognizance bond for a terroristic threat charge. He never returned to court but picked up two felony assault charges.

He was a wanted fugitive when officers say he gunned down 59-year-old Robin Baucom, the manager of a northside Cracker Barrel.

“The greatest love a person can have, is giving their life for another person, and that’s exactly what she did,” said Baucom’s brother Billy Crumpton.

On Saturday, police say Baucom was trying to help her co-worker get inside the business after Humphrey stole her purse.

“And was wrestling with the guy trying to get him away, so she could shut the door, and lock it, and he took the gun up there and shot her,” Crumpton said.

(Read of the fate of Mr. Humphrey at KRIV)

To fix this, stop electing Soros-backed, social justice judges and district attorneys

Stop electing social justice judges and district attorneys like Kim Ogg of Harris County, Texas.

When nearly 200 people over several years have been killed by felons released by Democrat judges, it is time to make a change in the judges. Additionally, if that doesn’t wake you up, there has been a spate of murders over the past week. I will bet that a large portion will be attributed to felons on bond.

Is that not enough?

17-year-old who has been accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend 22 times has been released on bond

Houston CBS affiliate KHOU reports that 17-year-old Frank DeLeon has been accused of shooting 16-year-old Diamond Alvarez as she walked her dog.

The 17-year-old accused of shooting his girlfriend 22 times as she walked her dog has been released from jail on bond, court records show.

A judge set bail at $250,000 in the case of Frank DeLeon. He’s due back in court later Wednesday.

The video above is from previous reporting.

According to police, the victim, Diamond Alvarez, and DeLeon were in a romantic relationship, but Alvarez had recently learned that DeLeon was romantically involved with someone else.

The two met at a park near Alvarez’s home on Jan .11. That’s when DeLeon shot Alvarez 22 times, mostly in the back, according to prosecutors. 

DeLeon was taken into custody Monday.

(Read more at KHOU)

If you need another reason, listen to the story of Brianna Kupfer

According to Fox News, Brianna Kupfer (a graduate student at UCLA) was stabbed to death by a criminal out on $1,000 bond.

Los Angeles police have identified the suspected killer of 24-year-old Brianna Kupfer, a UCLA grad student stabbed to death at her furniture store job last week.

Shawn Laval Smith, 31, should be considered armed and dangerous, according to the LAPD.

Los Angeles County Jail records show Covina police arrested him on Oct. 27, 2020, on a misdemeanor charge. He was released on $1,000 bail. The outcome of that case was not immediately clear.

A law enforcement source tells Fox News Digital that Smith has a rap sheet that spans both coasts, including in San Francisco and South Carolina. His most recent charge is allegedly for shoplifting — and he landed up in jail in San Mateo after allegedly assaulting a police officer.

Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

(Read more at Fox News)

Considering that some districts in California release criminals who steal less than $2K or commit crimes short of murder, the fact that he got arrested says something.

 

Obama-era Islamist attacks resume, but Biden FBI says White supremist groups stand as our greatest threat

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British Malik Faisal attacks a Texas synagogue, demanding the release of Aafia Siddiqui (aka “Lady al-Qaeda”)

Fox News reported on the hostage-taking situation at a Jewish synagogue where a man with an Islamic name took four Jewish hostages, but the FBI couldn’t see a connection between this act and past events. Never mind that the convicted terrorist (Akram) travelled to a point within 15 miles of where “Lady al-Qaeda” has been incarcerated for 10 years and demanded her release. The FBI couldn’t connect the dots.

MalikFaisalAkramMalik Faisal Akram, the British national who was killed Saturday night after allegedly taking four people hostage inside a Texas synagogue, spoke “repeatedly” about a convicted terrorist during negotiations with law enforcement, according to an FBI statement obtained by Fox News.

The statement, which was released late Sunday, does not identify the terrorist serving an 86-year prison sentence in the U.S. on terrorism charges, but may shed new light on a possible motive. 

Akram could be heard on a Facebook livestream demanding the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist suspected of having ties to Al Qaeda who was convicted of trying to kill U.S. Army officers in Afghanistan. 

“This is a terrorism-related matter, in which the Jewish community was targeted, and is being investigated by the Joint Terrorism Task Force,” the statement read.

The Associated Press pointed out that Siddiqui is serving her sentence in Fort Worth. Colleyville is about 15 miles northeast of the city.

(Read about who put down Malik and about his associates at Fox News)

This really does make sense that the FBI would repeat this idiocy

Let’s see. A convicted terrorist (Malik Akram) travels to within 15 miles of where another convicted terrorist (Aafia Siddiqui) is being held. The first terrorist (Malik Akram) takes four people hostage from a synagogue and demands the release of that second terrorist. Still, the FBI cannot establish a motive behind the acts of the first terrorist.

I remember events that paralleled this during the Obama regime. Major Hasan was known to have visited numerous Islamist sites, gave lectures on the Muslims’ duty to behead infidels, and pulled a number of other acts that would have gotten him thrown out of the Army had he not been a member of Barack Obama’s protected class of Muslims. Due to an enforced blind eye, our Army had to endure the shooting of 51 Fort Hood personnel (including 13 soldiers killed). Following that, the press and Barack Obama told us “not to rush to judgement.”

This sounds like a repetition of the same old lie.

By the way, speaking about old lies, Biden claimed that Malik Akram got his weapons from the homeless population of Texas (you know, the broke ones who panhandle at the corners of Democrat-ruled cities) before he went on to make another pitch for gun confiscation.

Main stream media Kool Aid

Report warns of threats from white supremacists

In a 17 March 2021 article, Reuters joined in with domestic spy agencies to set their hair on fire and scream that the sky was falling (or that “White supremacists have become the greatest threat to Americans.”)

U.S. spy agencies warned on Wednesday of an ongoing threat that racially motivated violent extremists, such as white supremacists, will carry out mass-casualty attacks on civilians while militia groups target police and government personnel and buildings.

Agencies contributing to the assessment by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence included the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Counterterrorism Center.

The assessment said extremists who promote white racial superiority have potentially frequent communications with extremists abroad who hold similar ideological beliefs and each seeks to influence the other.

The agencies said that recent political and social developments – such as claims by Republican former President Donald Trump and his supporters about fraud in November’s U.S. presidential election, restrictions related to COVID-19, fallout from the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot, and conspiracy theories – “will almost certainly spur” some domestic extremists “to try to engage in violence this year.”

Other domestic extremist categories which concern government investigators include animal rights and environmental activists, anti-abortion protesters, anarchists and people who call themselves sovereign citizens who “believe they are immune from government authority and laws,” the agencies said.

(Read nothing of conservatives or Republicans quoted at Reuters, but more from two Democrats and the ADL)

Are they going to call Malik a “White Supremacist” or just ignore him and go on prosecuting 11 people for protesting without guns, fires, or violence?

Note this: when reading the last paragraph quoted, I have a hard time believing that animal rights activists, environmental activists, and anarchists (aka Antifa) will be prosecuted. Recent (that is, February-June 2021) reports on Antifa court cases showed the courts letting the rioters and looters off scot free.

However, when it comes to people who went to Washington to express a political point of view that runs counter to the socialists currently running things, 11 Americans who were protesting have been charged with sedition, but have not been brought up on weapons charges. So were they going to take over the Presidency, the House, and the Senate with the force of their words?

The press that told us the Wuhan disease did not come from China before it admitted that COVID-19 likely came from a Chinese lab now wants us to believe that these people conspired to bring weapons into Washington (but just had not done it on the 6th).

So does the press think that we are that dumb or are we using “pre-cogs” in the Justice system, now?

 

Media and Biden administration cover up these many scandals in “scandal-free” year

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Media and Biden administration cover up these three scandals in “scandal-free” year

Fox News focuses on three scandals that other media outlets seem to want to ignore.

With the conclusion of the first year of the Biden administration, White House chief of staff Ron Klain sought to end on a high, or at least higher, note by retweeting a column saying that 2021 was not “all bad.” It was like bragging that a bad first date told you that the evening could have been worse. 

However, what really stood out in the column by Albert Hunt was the key rationale: the first year was “scandal free.”

Calling 2021 “scandal free” is not merely an example of blinkered commentary, it is an exercise of willful blindness. This is why magicians often make audience members part of the illusion. Houdini did not actually make his 10,000-pound elephant Jennie disappear. It was there the whole time, but the audience did not want to see it. That’s the trick.

At his inauguration, President Joe Biden promised the return of good government and newspapers like the Washington Post heralded the end to Trump’s “­scandal-plagued single term.” Now, at the end of the first year, readers are being asked to “think back four years ago: The Trump administration looked more like ‘The Godfather’ – without the skill.”

There is ample reason for the White House and many in the media to celebrate the lack of scandals in the Biden administration because it was a collective effort. Of course, four years ago, the media was all-in on the Russian collusion allegations. The media was doing non-stop coverage of the Steele dossier with little scrutiny or effort to uncover those who funded it. 

The dossier was later discredited and American intelligence warned that Russian intelligence may have used it to plant disinformation. While the Clinton campaign repeatedly denied funding the dossier, it was revealed (after the election) that not only did the Clinton campaign fund and push the dossier but also allegedly lied to Congress, the media, and the FBI. Clinton campaign chair John Podesta allegedly denied such funding to congressional staff. According to reports, sitting next to him was Clinton attorney Marc Elias (who was later found to have funded the dossier through the Clinton campaign’s legal account).

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The Hunter Biden Laptop

HBlaptopThe successful effort to bury the Hunter Biden story is the single greatest political achievement in modern politics, but it took a concerted effort by reporters and columnists in Washington. What was most impressive is that the Biden campaign and family never denied that the laptop was authentic. The laptop details potential criminal acts by Hunter Biden from extensive drug use to hiring prostitutes to alleged financial and tax violations.

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Biden Family Influence Peddling

Influence peddling has long been associated with the Biden family but only sparingly reported, even though both President Biden’s brothers Frank and James are accused of openly hawking their ties to him. Hunter’s laptop added evidence of hundreds of emails on transactions by Hunter Biden, his uncle James Biden, and Joe Biden. The emails magnify earlier allegations that the Biden family engaged in open influence peddling when Joe Biden was Vice President with an assortment of foreign figures and countries. Some of those dealings continued into the Biden presidency.

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The Ashley Biden Diary

The latest scandal involves the other first child, Ashley Biden. Like her brother Hunter, Ashley has struggled with addiction and left her diary with some clothes in a house in Delray, Florida. The diary was later sent to Project Veritas, a conservative publication which decided not to run the information. The contents of the diary, however, have been reported on other sites, including allegations against her father involving “inappropriate” contacts.

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The media was not interested in the use of the FBI to launch a national investigation into the missing diary. Indeed, the raiding of the home of a conservative publisher was barely noted even though the New York Times could also have been raided on the same grounds as Project Veritas. The Times acquired confidential and presumably stolen legal material from Project Veritas and, unlike Project Veritas, published the presumably stolen information. However, the Biden Justice Department was only interested in cracking down on the acquisition or coverage of the Ashley Biden diary.

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(Read all the skipped paragraphs at Fox News)

The press also ignores the ballot harvesting in Georgia, the Arizona independent audit, and other proof of 2020 election fraud

If it were not for Brad Raffensperger’s futile attempts to get back in the good graces of Georgia voters, we wouldn’t know about ballot harvesting that has shown up on video.

Additionally, why must us lowly bloggers remember that the likes of John Sullivan and Ray Epps have not been charged despite their documented incitement on 5 and 6 January 2021?

But, if the press were to investigate the Biden family the way they should be looked at, then we might hear more of the Hunter Biden/call girl love child, the Hunter Biden art/influence peddling, and other ongoing issues.

“Ghost” flights near Lehigh Valley show Pennsylvania isn’t immune to border crisis issues

Lehigh Valley Live outlines how “ghost” flights have been sneaking into an airport near Lehigh Valley with plane loads of illegal aliens.

Pennsylvania is over 2,000 miles away from border towns like El Paso, Texas and one may assume that an unsecure southwest border does not affect their distant community. That assumption couldn’t be farther from the truth.

It was recently discovered that the Biden Administration has been covertly chartering flights of over 100 illegal aliens into Northeast Pennsylvania. These “ghost” flights are done under the cover of darkness without a flight manifest. No information is available to show if there was vetting and medical checks before the flights. The deliberate lack of transparency is astounding.

Predictably, Gov. Tom Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro had refused to answer questions about the flights until the story became public. Wolf stated that Scranton was a mere transfer point but did not specify the destinations where passengers were headed and if those destinations would be in Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, their allies in the corporate media choose to look the other way; just as they have with this administration’s failed COVID policies, unconstitutional edicts, shut downs of businesses, and the reckless and deadly decision to send COVID positive patients back into long term care facilities.

It is only thanks to a whistleblower that we know about the flights to Scranton. Earlier this summer, there was a news report of at least one busload of illegals being dropped off in Erie. How many more flights have landed in Pennsylvania towns in the middle of the night? How many buses have arrived at bus stations? Have they been vetted? Have they been medically screened for COVID? Where will they live? Where will they work? Who will cover the added costs for the community and increases in taxes resulting from this?

(Read about the “Remain in Mexico” policy at Lehigh Valley Live)

What really illustrates the fact that we are all border states are the instances of crime by illegal aliens

For example, when an illegal alien posed as minor and then murdered a Florida man, that draws a clear picture of why our nation needs borders.

What’s more, when a search on “illegal alien drunk driver kills” brings up a list of 12 articles with only a few repeated articles gets completed — this tells us much (considering that Google restricts searches on the phrase “illegal alien”). This tells us that, even with suppression by Big Tech, drunk antics by illegal aliens have become too common. We need a border and a border wall.

Texas audit finds over 11,000 potential non-citizens registered to vote and other problems

The Epoch Times points out how a Texas audit of the 2020 election found over 11,000 potential non-citizens registered to vote (along with other problems).

Voting irregularities—including potentially thousands of votes cast by noncitizens and dead people—were reported during the first phase of the Texas secretary of state’s forensic audit of the 2020 general election, but critics deemed it more of a risk-limiting audit at this point.

The secretary of state’s office released its findings on Dec. 31; the issues found aren’t enough to significantly affect 2020 election results of the four counties involved in the audit—Collin, Dallas, Harris, and Tarrant counties—which account for about 10 million people, or a third of Texas’s population.

“Generally speaking, nothing was found on such a large scale that could have altered any election,” Sam Taylor, assistant secretary of state for communications, told The Epoch Times.

Findings include:

  • Statewide, a total of 11,737 potential non-U.S. citizens were identified as being registered to vote. Of these, 327 records were identified in Collin County, 1,385 in Dallas County, 3,063 in Harris County, and 708 in Tarrant County. So far, Dallas County has canceled 1,193 of these records, with Tarrant County canceling one. Neither Collin nor Harris have canceled any potential non-voting records.
  • Since November 2020, 224,585 deceased voters have been removed from the voter rolls in Texas: Collin County removed 4,889 deceased voters, Dallas County removed 14,926 deceased voters, Harris County removed 23,914 deceased voters, and Tarrant County removed 13,955 deceased voters.
  • Statewide, a total of 67 potential votes cast in the name of deceased people are under investigation. Of those, three were cast in Collin County, nine in Dallas County, four in Harris County, and one in Tarrant County.
  • In a review of each county’s partial manual count report required under Texas law, three of the four counties reported discrepancies between ballots counted electronically versus those counted by hand. The reported reasons for these discrepancies will be investigated and verified during phase two of the audit.

Taylor said the state’s audit, currently moving into its second phase, is the first of its kind for Texas.

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

Take in mind that this was a self-audit of the three largest Democrat (the big cities) and the three largest Republican (the mid-size cities) in Texas

The internal audit was done by the counties on an honor basis. If an independent audit were conducted, the results may have been significantly worse.

While this is not a Biden scandal, it is a Democrat scandal

Groping charges and other charges against disgraced ex-NY Governor will be dropped

The Daily Mail outlines the overall lawlessness seen in the dropping of charges against Andrew Cuomo for both groping women and his part in the deaths of numerous victims at nursing homes.

Charges of forcible touching against the disgraced former Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, are to be dropped by Albany County District Attorney David Soares.

Cuomo was due to be arraigned on Friday for allegedly groping former staffer and current state worker Brittany Commisso, 33, in November 2020.

Although Commisso is said to have wanted to move forward with the case, she was told by prosecutors on Monday that the charges will be dropped because of the matter in which the criminal complaint was filed.

Further details on the blunder made by prosecutors have not been shared.  

Commisso, a former aide, alleged how Cuomo pulled her in close to give her a hug, reached under her blouse and then fondled one of her breasts while in the Executive Mansion.

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Also on Monday, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office announced it will not file criminal charges in connection with Cuomo’s handling of coronavirus deaths in New York.

‘I was contacted today by the head of the Elder Care Unit from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office who informed me they have closed its investigation involving the Executive Chamber and nursing homes,’ attorney Elkan Abramowitz said in a statement.

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(Read more at The Daily Mail)

This from the party of women

Laugh the next time a Democrat claims their party represents women, because Cuomo proves it is a joke.

So much for gloom. Here are the comics that don’t run for office.

$20 billion in unemployment fraud vs. smash-and-grab (both Biden’s)

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You may have any opinion as long as it is ours

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AOC with Santa

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AOC to Special Ed

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Approval Numbers and the agenda

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Biden in World Chess match

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Biden policy explained

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Biden poll numbers have fallen and he can’t reach his agenda

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Biden supporters who haven’t been shot

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Chaos 2022

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Clear!

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COVID hysteria

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COVID infinity

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Quotes from Democrats on “fear”

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The Democrat official calendar

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Because his head is almost in his a**

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Deadbeat district attorneys do injustice to the poor

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Manhattan DA orders his attorneys to stop prosecuting crime other than murder

The New York Post reports that Manhattan’s District Attorney has decided to “not seek a carceral sentence” except with homicides (and a few other crimes).

Who needs soft-on-crime judges when the district attorney doesn’t even want to lock up the bad guys?

Manhattan’s new DA has ordered his prosecutors to stop seeking prison sentences for hordes of criminals and to downgrade felony charges in cases including armed robberies and drug dealing, according to a set of progressive policies made public Tuesday.

alvin-braggIn his first memo to staff on Monday, Alvin Bragg said his office “will not seek a carceral sentence” except with homicides and a handful of other cases, including domestic violence felonies, some sex crimes and public corruption.

“This rule may be excepted only in extraordinary circumstances based on a holistic
analysis of the facts, criminal history, victim’s input (particularly in cases of
violence or trauma), and any other information available,” the memo reads.

Assistant district attorneys must also now keep in mind the “impacts of incarceration,” including whether it really does increase public safety, potential future barriers to convicts involving housing and employment, the financial cost of prison and the racial disparities over who gets time, Bragg instructed.

In cases where prosecutors do seek to put a convict behind bars, the request can be for no more than 20 years for a determinate sentence, meaning one that can’t be reviewed or changed by a parole board.

(Read more on Bragg’s memo at the New York Post)

This will result in an escalation of violence against women and minorities

Take away the punishment for giving a woman a broken arm or a black eye — then the violence-prone will take their actions to the next step. More women will end up in comas or the morgue.

Additionally, by removing the disincentive for stealing little items, do you think that the bigger items will be less appealing or do you think that the criminal will think “I got away with this, why not that?”

Harris County DA Kim Ogg released the illegal alien who fatally shot a Houston Police Sergeant

The Police Tribune reported in a 21 October 2020 article how Kim Ogg both released an illegal alien and returned his gun and ammunition before that illegal alien went on a murderous rampage.

OggAtLectern.jpgThe illegal alien accused of murdering Houston Police Sergeant Harold Preston and wounding a Houston police officer and a 14-year-old boy was a violent convicted felon who had been released from custody by the Harris County District Attorney just days before the deadly shooting.

Houston Police Officer’s Union (HPOU) attorney Mary Nan Huffman issued a scathing press release on Tuesday, blaming Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg for the 65-year-old police sergeant’s brutal murder.

Huffman, who is running to unseat Ogg in the upcoming election, said that Sgt. Preston’s death “was 100% preventable.”

The accused gunman, 51-year-old El Salvador national Elmer Manzano, is “a convicted felon with multiple prior assaults on his record,” and had been released from police custody by Ogg just days before the deadly attack, Huffman said.

“While Mr. Manzano pulled the trigger, Kim Ogg put the gun in his hands,” she declared. “Her actions were directly responsible for the death of HPD Sergeant Preston.”

Houston Police Officer Courtney Waller, a three-year veteran of the department, and Manzano’s 14-year-old son were also shot during the attack, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo told reporters during a press conference on Tuesday.

Officer Waller was also involved in another incident with Manzano on Oct. 18, the Houston Chronicle reported.

(Read more on the consequences for Monzano’s ex-wife at the Police Tribune)

In this case, a woman’s 14-year-old son was injured during the same incident where one policeman was killed and another injured

You cannot tell me that Manzano’s ex-wife left him without considering Manzano’s violent tendencies. Therefore, for Kim Ogg to return Manzano’s gun and ammunition (despite his violent and felonious history) defies logic (unless her logic aims to create more violence).

So much for gloom. Here are the comics that don’t run for office.

We didn’t see it coming

Didn'tSeeItComing

Filibuster = brake

FilibusterWorksAsBrake

Flip-side reporting

FlipSideReporting

Good old days of 2020

GoodOldDaysOf2020

Good riddance 2021

GoodRiddance2021

If we only would

IfWeOnlyWould

Ignoring the real wave

IgnoringTheRealWave

It’s a Terrible Life

ItsATerribleLife

LGB

LGB

Look who else got cancelled

LookWhoElseGotCanceled

Mental hospital for three, please

MentalHospitalForThreePlease

MinnExit

MinnExit

No more pants-on-fire

NoMorePantsOnFire

Problems trailing …

ProblemsTrailing

 

Democrats describe themselves and blame Republicans

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Mirror, Mirror on the wall, how can Democrats delude of them all? Democrats describe themselves

Democrats use the 6 January 2021 riot as “partisan political weapon” according to Representative McCarthy

The New York Post reports the observations of Representative McCarthy as he points to the shameless acts of Democrats calling conservatives “a threat to democracy.”

kevin-mccarthyHouse Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy slammed Democrats over the weekend for using the Jan. 6 Capitol riot as a “partisan political weapon” just days before the first anniversary of the violent attack. 

In a Sunday letter to members of his conference, McCarthy (R-Calif.) described 2022 as “a big year” and “maybe the most important of our time in Congress.” 

“We all enter 2022 with renewed optimism, but against the same backdrop of challenges that faced our country this past year,” McCarthy wrote. “No matter how you slice it, the first year of the Biden administration with Democrat control of Washington has set our nation back.” 

The Republican leader highlighted inflation, the rise in crime, the southern border crisis and the recent surge of COVID-19 that has led to thousands of flight cancellations and hours-long testing lines. 

“Even now, we are seeing the President’s central promise — ‘to shut down the virus’ — be so mismanaged that Americans are starting the year with as much uncertainty and unease as at the start of the pandemic,” McCarthy claimed.

Later in the letter, the Republican leader pivoted to the Jan. 6 anniversary, writing that the actions by President Donald Trump supporters that day were “lawless and as wrong as wrong can be.”

“Our Capitol should never be compromised and those who broke the law deserve to face legal repercussions and full accountability,” McCarthy added. “Unfortunately, one year later, the majority party seems no closer to answering the central question of how the Capitol was left so unprepared and what must be done to ensure it never happens again. Instead, they are using it as a partisan political weapon to further divide our country.”

(Read of the planned Democrat response to 6 January 2021 at the New York Post)

If this were only a review of Democrat foibles, it would be enough

Were this just a review of the idiotic moves of San Fran Nan and her compatriots, this would be enough. However, with do-nothing McCarthy seems intent here on driving away the conservatives who might vote for Republicans and endearing himself to the Democrats.

Does he expect the Democrat bill that shifts all election powers to federal hands to not be overturned by the Supreme Court? Maybe he knows about turncoats on the court.

Does he expect a select number of turncoat Republicans to vote for the measure, so that no filibuster is needed in the Senate? Either the stupidity or the Machiavellian moves behind this letter abound. Maybe both.

Biden, Harris to speak on Jan. 6 while Cheney says GOP must pick Trump or Constitution

The New York Post also reported on how Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been scheduled to deliver 6 January Capitol Riot speeches.

The White House has announced that President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will deliver remarks Thursday to mark the anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot as lawmakers prepare a series of events reflecting on the events of that day. 

Hours before the White House announcement, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), vice chair of the House select committee investigating the riot, warned on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that the GOP “can either be loyal to our Constitution or loyal to Donald Trump, but we cannot be both.” 

“Any man who would provoke a violent assault on the Capitol to stop the counting of electoral votes, any man who would watch television as police officers were being beaten, as his supporters were invading the Capitol of the United States, is clearly unfit for future office, clearly can never be anywhere near the Oval Office ever again,” Cheney told host George Stephanopoulos.

The Wyoming lawmaker has become a staunch critic of the former president, despite voting with his position nearly 93 percent of the time. 

Cheney told “This Week” that Trump “crossed lines yno American president has ever crossed before,” saying that “when a president refuses to tell the mob to stop, when he refuses to defend any of the coordinate branches of government, he cannot be trusted.” 

The violence of Jan. 6, 2021, began after hundreds of Trump supporters marched to the Capitol from a rally where the 45th president urged then-Vice President Mike Pence to remain “loyal” and stop the congressional count of electoral votes.

(Read about Trump’s original reaction to the riots and more current responses from Nancy at the New York Post)

These idiots hold a mirror and attribute the reflection to conservatives

While President Trump may have kept himself from using the term “loyal” and just said “constitutional” or “true to the voters,” I cannot disagree with the underlying sentiment. Oddly, in this instance, the Democrats (both the registered ones and the ones like Cheney) decide to look in the mirror and attribute the reflection to conservatives. They act like there are no videos out there. They act like new videos don’t surface daily and that non-liberal platforms allow those videos to remain out there.

As proof of the effects of Democrat policies, a grocery store chain implements policy

Supermarket chain Hy-Vee introduces new security efforts as smash-and-grab robberies continue

The Daily Wire tells us how Hy-Vee has implemented security measures to countermand the effects of Democrat policies that release criminals for “low-dollar” crime.

Hy-Vee — a supermarket chain that operates in the Midwest — launched a “Retail Security Team” amid a rise in smash-and-grab robberies.

The company said in a statement:

As part of its ongoing efforts to ensure the health and safety of both its customers and employees, Hy-Vee is introducing its new Hy-Vee Retail Security team to retail stores across its eight-state region. Hy-Vee has long worked with third-party security contractors or off-duty law enforcement that work in a security capacity throughout its eight-state region. The goal with this team is to create a consistent look for the security team and consistent approach to customer service and security across all of stores.

Hy-Vee Retail Security officers will be present in Hy-Vee stores during operating hours. These officers, many of whom come from a law enforcement background, are specially trained to defuse situations and equipped to protect the safety of both Hy-Vee customers and employees. The officers have been through training designed by Hy-Vee retail security leaders alongside law enforcement partners.

“Hy-Vee has a strong history of doing anything for our customers, and these officers will be held to that same standard,” Hy-Vee President and COO Jeremy Gosch said. “These officers will help provide another layer of safety and security for our customers, and will work alongside our store employees to deliver the same helpful smiles and outstanding service everyone expects at their local store.”

For the past few months, stores across the United States — especially in large cities — have been terrorized by large crowds of people executing group robberies. Days ago, one such incident in Palm Beach, Florida, resulted in the theft of nearly $1 million in Hermes handbags.

(Read more on the speculation of experts on additional problems at the Daily Wire)

Even worse, Harris County has seen over 150 murders by felons released by liberals

Law Enforcement Today reported in a 29 December 2021 article that over 150 murders have been committed over the past three years by felons released by Democrat judges and the Democrat District Attorney.

“Catch and release” Judges presently on the bench in Harris County have released more than 113 defendants charged with capital murder back onto Houston streets on bond, and more than 150 people have been murdered by accused criminals released on bond.

In Harris County, no fewer than 113 defendants charged with capital murder – have been inexplicably granted bond and released back onto our streets pending trial. https://t.co/p2WCrsUGcc

— FOX26Houston (@FOX26Houston) December 26, 2021

FOX26 reported that liberal judges have allowed more than 50,000 accused felons out of prison under liberal reforms.

The local news outlet poin ted out that capital murder is the most “egregious” offense in the Texas criminal code, which has a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment or the death penalty. The news outlet wrote:

“In all, more than 50,000 accused felons have benefited from the ‘catch and release’ philosophy of “criminal justice,” perpetrated by the current crop of democratic ‘reform’ judges.”

(Read more of quotes from Crime Stoppers, KHOU, and others at Law Enforcement Today)

Of course, anyone who has read my posts on Kim Ogg knows that this comes as old news.

 

Counting our 2021 blessings, part 3

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We were blessed in 2021 because …

… Biden and Soros funded a crime surge across America (and America saw)

How George Soros funded progressive “legal arsonist” District Attorneys behind America’s crime surge

The New York Post exposed the Soros funding of district attorneys who refuse to implement the law.

george-sorosDASFor the last several years, billionaire philanthropist George Soros has been quietly financing a revolution in criminal justice reform, doling out tens of millions of dollars to progressive candidates in district attorney races throughout the country amid movements to abolish bail and defund the police.

Working with an activist attorney, Soros, 91, mainly funnels cash through a complicated web of federal and state political action committees as well as non-profits from coast to coast, public records show.

Last year, the Foundation to Promote Open Society, a nonprofit in Soros’ orbit, gave $3 million to the Community Resource Hub for Safety and Accountability, according to a recent report. The group provides resources to “local advocates and organizations working to address the harm of policing in the US.”

Hungarian-born philanthropist Soros and his Open Society group of non-profits have mainly doled out cash to political action campaigns controlled by attorney and criminal justice reform activist Whitney Tymas, 60. She is the treasurer of the Justice and Safety PAC as well as 20 other similarly named groups at both the state and federal levels, according to public filings.

The goal of the myriad PACs is focused on electing progressives to end tough policing and mass incarceration, according to Tymas. “If we are to reach a place of true progress, it will take the sustained efforts of local elected prosecutors across the country to rectify and reimagine their role in the criminal legal system — not just as gatekeepers, but as active catalysts for change,” wrote Tymas in an opinion article last year.

(Read about Soros funding Chicago’s Kim Foxx and four other district attorneys at the New York Post)

Never forget the hundreds in Harris County that Soros-backed Kim Ogg has let off

As frequently discussed at this blog, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg has a long history of releasing felons to have them kill innocent citizens.

This must not be forgotten, no matter which town that Democrat District Attorney has used as a base of lawlessness.

Thankfully, many of those who have been able to look around the main stream news have seen that Soros and the Democrats have a close, supportive link to the violent crime surge. 

Therefore, we must be thankful for this and continue on our push to reverse this trend and stop the crime.

Bail fund backed by Kamala Harris and Joe Biden staffers bailed out alleged child abuser

Fox News points out how Harris and Biden staffers bailed out an accused child abuser Black Lives Matter protester.

A bail fund promoted by Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris and many staffers on Joe Biden’s campaign helped release an accused child abuser, documents obtained by Fox News indicate.

Timothy Wayne Columbus, a 36-year-old-man, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly penetrating a girl in 2015 when she was about 8 years old. A warrant was issued for his arrest on June 25. But he was later bailed out of jail and according to a court document, filed to have his bail money returned to Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF), the organization Harris and many Biden staffers asked their followers to donate to during the rioting in Minneapolis earlier this year.

The story was first reported by Alpha News MN and The Daily Caller.

(Read more at Fox News)

Harris promoted group that put up bail for alleged violent criminals

Fox News reminded us through a 12 August 2020 article of the bail put up by Harris for accused violent criminals in Black Lives Matter and Antifa.

Sen. Kamala Harris, who Joe Biden picked on Tuesday to be his running mate, promoted the bail fund group that several Biden staffers donated to during the protests that followed George Floyd’s death, which since has posted bail for multiple alleged violent criminals, including an alleged murderer and a previously convicted rapist.

A FOX 9 report from Monday revealed that the Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) in recent weeks has bailed out individuals including Darnika Floyd, who was charged with second-degree murder after allegedly stabbing a friend to death, and Christopher Boswell, who is facing charges of sexual assault and kidnapping. The group put up $100,000 on behalf of Floyd and $350,000 on behalf of Boswell.

MFF received about $35 million in the wake of Floyd’s death — which came after a Minneapolis Police Department officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes — with at least some of it coming from a number of Biden staffers who donated to the group and then tweeted about it. And Harris, D-Calif., a former prosecutor who served as the attorney general of California for six years, promoted the fund herself in a June 1 tweet, telling her followers that the group would be able to help protesters swept up in clashes with police as unrest gripped Minneapolis.

(Read more at Fox News)

… Details come out on who can and cannot be trusted with elections.

Representative Ramthun lays out evidence of undeniable voter fraud in Wisconsin 2020 election

The Gateway Pundit lays out Representative Ramthun’s case showing voter fraud in the 2020 elections in Wisconsin.

Even in July there was enough evidence of likely fraud that there were calls in the state for a forensic audit.

Rep. Ramthun first called for a forensic audit back on July 16th and he continues to speak out against the alleged fraud. Ramthun told Jim Hoft and Joe Hoft that he has heard from several experts outside the state including Seth Keshel on their thoughts for the need of an audit in Wisconsin.

Ramthun also spoke in favor of Representative Janel Brandtjen’s announcement push for a forensic audit in the state. Rep. Brandtjen called for an Arizona-style audit of Wisconsin’s November election.

Earlier this week Rep. Ramthun along with Wisconsin state Representatives Rep. Janel Brantjen, Rep. Chuck Wichgers, and Rep. Scott Allen released a statement calling out the latest Zuckerbucks venture the EOLDN announced earlier this week. The EOLDN is another Zuckerberg venture whose purpose is to stifle dissent among the masses who question the fraud in the 2020 election.

Rep. Ramthun is calling for a forensic audit in the state. He released a new video on Saturday where he recaps all the facts that support our efforts to reclaim Wisconsin ballots, and he also recaps the excuses used to obstruct the legitimate request for a forensic audit in Wisconsin.

(Read more at The Gateway Pundit)

In order to push his federal voting bill through, Biden changes his tune on the filibuster

Townhall discusses how Dementia Joe has changed his mind on the filibuster that holds back his federal takeover of voting.

President Biden has changed his tune on the filibuster, saying Thursday that he supports an exception when it comes to the election reform bill that stalled in the Senate earlier this year after passing the House.

“If the only thing standing between getting voting rights legislation passed and not getting passed is the filibuster, I support making the exception of voting rights for the filibuster,” the president told ABC News’s David Muir. “Whatever it takes. Change the Senate rules…”

If that were to happen, the 60-vote threshold for passage would be lowered to 50. If all Republicans opposed the measure and Democrats could get Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, the two moderates, on board, Vice President Kamala Harris would serve as the tie-breaking vote.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said they will push forward on the legislation in January.

“The Senate will consider voting rights legislation, as early as the first week back,” he wrote in a letter to the caucus, according to The Hill. “If Senate Republicans continue to abuse the filibuster and prevent the body from considering this bill, the Senate will then consider changes to any rules which prevent us from debating and reaching final conclusion on important legislation.”

Manchin and Sinema have remained firm in their support of the filibuster. 

“If you can make the Senate work better, the rules are something we’ve changed over the years; 232 years, there’s been rule changes. But there’s never been a change with the filibuster, the rights of the minority,” Manchin told “Fox News Sunday” recently. 

In a June opinion piece for The Washington Post, Sinema argued “there’s more to lose than gain by ending the filibuster.”

“I understand bipartisanship seems outdated to many pundits. But the difficult work of collaboration is what we expect in Arizona,” she said. “And I still believe it is the best way to identify realistic solutions — instead of escalating all-or-nothing political battles that result in no action, or in whipsawing federal policy reversals.”

(Read more at Townhall)

Thankfully this has come to light in conservative media. Now we need to push main stream media to cover it.

Now that conservative media has exposed the corruption of the Democrat vote-creating machine, our continued and America’s wider exposure to this knowledge now works as the central concern here. We can be thankful that the issue came up at all. However, we must shine light on this for all of America to know.

For the Democrat federal takeover of election law to happen would mean the end of the two-party system. From then on, it would be a socialist, one-party America.

 

Encouragement despite Biden’s failure at the border

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Chief Patrol Agent says authorities apprehended “Potential Terrorist” at Southern border

The Daily Caller reports that a key agent has pointed out how the Biden “open border” policy has allowed a potential terrorist into our land.

Yuma Border Patrol Sector agents apprehended a “potential terrorist” with alleged ties to Yemen at the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday evening, U.S. Border Patrol announced Monday.

The 21-year-old migrant was captured after he illegally crossed the southern border into Yuma, Arizona, Chief Border Patrol agent Chris T. Clem announced. The unnamed suspect is a migrant from Saudi Arabia who has reported ties to several “Yemeni subjects of interest.”

“#USBP #YumaSector agents apprehended a potential terrorist who illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico Thursday night. The 21-year-old migrant from Saudi Arabia is linked to several Yemeni subjects of interest. #BorderSecurity is #NationalSecurity,” Clem said via Twitter.

(Read more at the Daily Caller for information on earlier apprehensions)

This is encouraging just because we caught this one

Of course, who knows how many of Biden’s friends in the Taliban, Al-Shabaab, or other of the other Islamist love groups of the Obama years that did get through. Certainly, we will find out soon.

Texas starts building Trump-sized border wall

The Washington Examiner points out how Texas has had to take up the slack left by Biden and his “open borders” policy.

Texas has broken ground on the construction of a wall along its southern border with Mexico, a deliberately extravagant gesture intended to show a willingness to defend the area against illegal immigrants while Washington remains idle.

The go-it-alone effort is meant to deter mass migration to and through Texas after a year that saw more people come across between ports of entry than during any year in the Border Patrol’s 97-year existence.

“We’re actually breaking ground and sending a message more importantly to the federal government that if you’re not going to do your job, Texas will,” Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush said in an interview.

“We are a can-do people — a resilient people,” Bush said. “We know when we’re being stiffed, and in this case, it’s this blatant disregard for enforcing federal immigration law.”

Construction began this week in Rio Grande City, a small town in southeastern Texas. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott will announce the project during a press conference slated for Saturday. The wall will be at least 18 feet tall and stretch two miles.

The state has focused its initial building efforts on a 3,100-acre tract of land where a farmer’s crop has been “totally destroyed” due to the number of people who come across the Rio Grande and then trample through the fields, Bush said.

Bush, the son of former Florida governor and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush, as well as nephew to former President George W. Bush, has overseen the state’s search for land to build on.

In July, the Texas General Land Office sued the Biden administration in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas for preventing the border wall from being constructed. President Joe Biden canceled billions of dollars of border wall projects, including ones that were funded by Congress during the Trump administration and others that were funded with money that the White House diverted from defense and treasury coffers. The Texas General Land Office sued over the congressionally funded portion of the wall.

In late November, Bush signed a lease agreement that authorized the Department of Public Safety to begin construction on a portion of land in Starr County. The Texas Facilities Commission is overseeing the actual construction.

The section of farmland getting wall now is owned by the Texas General Land Office and leased to the farmer, allowing the state to build on its own land.

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Just as President Nixon was not allowed to ignore the distribution of congressionally-allocated funds, Biden cannot also

In response to President Nixon’s overreach, Congress passed the Impoundment Control Act; however, prior to that, the Supreme Court ruled that Nixon had exceeded his authority in holding back funds that had been allocated by our representatives in Congress.

Therefore, why does this Supreme Court and this Congress allow this petty dictator to refuse to spend money allocated for our protection at the border? Why does this fall to the state of Texas?

Nonetheless, it is encouraging that someone is picking up the slack at the border. At least someone might slow the flow of human trafficking, sex trafficking, drugs, and other crime at the border.

 

Encouraging news regarding the 6 January 2021 riots

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Mark Meadows claims that Cheney’s text leak exposes the witch-hunt

Newsmax reports how Mark Meadows points out the perverse logic within the leaked messages from Liz Cheney.

Democrats and anti-Trump Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., used Donald Trump Jr.’s text message to smear former President Donald Trump and Mark Meadows, but all she did was make their case that they had no desire for protesters to storm the Capitol on Jan. 6, former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told Newsmax.

“They’ve been making the argument that this was a preplanned idea that we had, and not only have I said publicly that no one in the West Wing had any advanced knowledge that any breach of security at the Capitol was going to happen – and certainly this message from Don Jr. says the same thing,” Meadows told host Jenn Pellegrino on Tuesday.

“We were all shocked and horrified by what happened. We were surprised by what happened. And candidly, you know, when you look at the people that are there, they need to be held accountable. But yet at the same time, it was not a plan by Donald Trump or anybody in his administration.”

The Jan. 6 Select Committee’s narrative Republicans sought an “insurrection” is shot down by Cheney’s own evidence, Meadows added.

“It’s how the left wants to portray it, as if somehow conservatives condone that,” he said. “But here’s what we don’t condone. We don’t condone a congressional committee using really someone who is honoring the executive privilege of the president that I had the honor of serving – and then going out and trying to use the very same information that was nonprivileged to spin a story that would suggest that Donald Trump has something to hide, or that Mark Meadows has something to hide.

“Neither of us have anything to hide. That’s why we participated, but obviously they’re not about a real investigation. They’re about advancing a political narrative.”

Cheney used a text exchange between Meadows and Trump Jr. on Jan. 6 – handed over to the Jan. 6 Select Committee under its subpoena – to achieve a vote to recommend a House resolution to hold Meadows in contempt of Congress.

Cheney ostensibly argued Meadows defied Congress’ subpoena power, Meadows noting the irony, with texts she was given through Meadows’ willful cooperation.

Then she used them for “personal political gain,” Meadows told Pellegrino.

“This is not about me,” Meadows continued. “It’s about our country, and it’s about a Jan. 6 commission that has used the power of Congress in a way that it should scare every American – when you can go out and throw out subpoenas and try to go into private messages and then use them for personal political gain. It’s a sad day.”

It is not only an attack on Meadows and Trump, but also his supporters and patriotic Americans, Meadows concluded.

“This is designed to silence not just Mark Meadows, but every Trump supporter – every person that is out there willing to say that they love their country, they love their flag, they love their Constitution,” Meadows said.

(Read more at Newsmax)

Even on this top level (targeting the rights of Trump voters), these Democrats are despicable

When only considering this level of deception and subterfuge (where Democrats knowingly undermine the rights of Americans based only on who those Americans voted for), this reveals an issue that must be rooted out and eliminated.

With this recognized, maybe the news can be spread (as it was with the CRT issue) and the problem fixed on a large-scale basis.

January 6 committee admits it doctored Republican text message in Adam Schiff’s presentation

Breitbart shows how the 6 January committee had to admit that it doctored the text message in Representative Schiff-for-brains presentation.

The United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack admitted Wednesday that it had doctored a text message cited by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) in his push Monday to hold former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows in contempt.

The Federalist’s Sean Davis first reported Wednesday morning that Schiff had manipulated the text message, cutting out the full context and adding punctuation into it, which he falsely implied was authored by a Republican lawmaker.

As Breitbart News summarized:

One message, which Schiff attributed to a Republican lawmaker, was doctored to read: “On January 6, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence, as President of the Senate, should call out all electoral votes that he believes are unconstitutional as no electoral votes at all.”

But the original message came from former Department of Defense Inspector General Joseph Schmitz, who had drafted and summarized legal arguments that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) forwarded to Meadows. And Schiff left out the full exchange, which read (emphasis added):

On January 6, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence, as President of the Senate, should call out all the electoral votes that he believes are unconstitutional as no electoral votes at all — in accordance with guidance from founding father Alexander Hamilton and judicial precedence.

‘No legislative act,’ wrote Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 78, ‘contrary to the Constitution, can be valid.’ The court in Hubbard v. Lowe reinforced this truth: ‘That an unconstitutional statute is not a law at all is a proposition no longer open to discussion.’ 226 F. 135, 137 (SDNY 1915), appeal dismissed, 242 U.S. 654 (1916).

Following this rationale, an unconstitutionally appointed elector, like an unconstitutionally enacted statute, is no elector at all.

Schiff omitted the portions in bold, above, which referred to a legal basis for rejecting electors. As Davis reported:

In his statement and on-screen graphic, Schiff erased the final two paragraphs and the final clause of the first paragraph of the text message before inserting punctuation that was never there, all without disclosing what he was doing. The graphic displayed by Schiff, which was doctored to look like an exact screenshot, was similarly doctored, as it contained content that was never in the original message and eliminated content that was.

Schiff has repeatedly faked evidence in investigations. In 2019, at the opening hearing of the House Intelligence Committee investigation into President Trump, he faked a conversation between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

On Wednesday afternoon, The Federalist reported that the January 6 committee admitted that it had manipulated the text:

In a statement provided to The Federalist via email, a Democrat spokesman for the Jan. 6 committee confessed that the committee doctored the text message.

“The Select Committee on Monday created and provided Representative Schiff a graphic to use during the business meeting quoting from a text message from ‘a lawmaker’ to Mr. Meadows,” the spokesman wrote. “The graphic read, ‘On January 6, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence, as President of the Senate, should call out all electoral votes that he believes are unconstitutional as no electoral votes at all.’”

“In the graphic, the period at the end of that sentence was added inadvertently,” the spokesman admitted. “The Select Committee is responsible for and regrets the error.”

As Davis noted, the committee’s statement did not explain why Schiff cut out the last phrase of the first text message, or why he falsely attributed it to a Republican lawmaker (without naming the lawmaker in question, Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio).

The committee recommended that Meadows be held in contempt, and the House voted to do so, largely among party lines.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Lying Democrats with a compliant main-stream press could present a real problem for our democracy (if it were not for the independent, conservative press)

If it were not for Breitbart, The Epoch Times, and other conservative outlets, we would be up a creek.

However, with their reach limited by Big Tech and their credibility marred by the main stream press, we need to do as much as we can afford to support these outlets.

January 6 Committee: “Jim Jordan texted Mark Meadows nonsense on electoral count”

Esquire becomes the unwitting (or maybe witting) accomplice in the deception mentioned in the article from Breitbart.

Oh, Congressman Jim Jordan, you noisy, jacketless, spotlight-gobbling omadhaun. Bennie Thompson has teed you up right properly. It was your turn in Bennie’s barrel on Wednesday, boyo. Enjoy it. From Politico:

Rep. Jim Jordan’s (R-Ohio) office confirmed that he is the sender of a text message to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, partially revealed this week by the Jan. 6 committee.

Here’s the full text: “On January 6, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence, as President of the Senate, should call out all the electoral votes that he believes are unconstitutional as no electoral votes at all — in accordance with guidance from founding father Alexander Hamilton and judicial precedence. ‘No legislative act,’ wrote Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 78, ‘contrary to the Constitution, can be valid.’ The court in Hubbard v. Lowe reinforced this truth: ‘That an unconstitutional statute is not a law at all is a proposition no longer open to discussion.’ 226 F. 135, 137 (SDNY 1915), appeal dismissed, 242 U.S. 654 (1916).”

It’s probably a waste of time to point out that a) as much as we all love the Federalist Papers, they were a series of newspaper columns with the specific political purpose of ginning up support for a Constitution that hadn’t been ratified yet, and b) Hubbard v. Lowe was a case involving the constitutionality of the Cotton Futures Act and, as such, has no value in judging the constitutionality of how Mike Pence conducted the constitutional powers of his office. It’s like citing Marbury v. Madison while appealing a decision by your condo board. But chasing after everything Jim Jordan doesn’t know anything about is an exhausting pursuit.

What’s clear is that the committee investigating the events of January 6 has made it quite plain that Jordan was hip-deep in the parliamentary front of the general assault on the democratic process, and that, if this week is any indication, Chairman Thompson is a pretty deft hand at the drip-drip-drip school of persuasion for reluctant potential witnesses.

(Read this at Esquire)

“Esquire” demotes itself to well below a commoner’s status

Since “esquire” means a rank slightly above gentleman and below knight, the deliberately lying (or easily fooled) reporter who created this article have done their best to demote the magazine.

“Nothing Short of Human Rights Violations:” Greene Decries Treatment of Jan. 6 “Political Prisoners”

The Epoch Times reports on the words of Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene as she exposes the excesses of the Democrats as they campaign against citizens.

Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and others in the GOP on Tuesday blasted the treatment of “political prisoners” who took part in the Jan. 6 “Stop the Steal” rally.

Currently, some who entered the Capitol building on Jan. 6 are being held in the D.C. jail in conditions that Greene described as “unusually cruel.”

Greene listed a slew of examples of this treatment.

According to Greene, Jan. 6 prisoners held in the D.C. jail have been beaten by guards and prison staff, have been unable to speak with their attorneys, have been denied haircuts or razors to shave, and have not been given proper medical treatment when they needed it, among many other examples.

Greene noted another peculiarity of the Jan. 6 defendants: Usually, Greene says, members of Congress have no problem in gaining access to jails when they make the request. In this case, however, Deputy Warden Kathleen Landerkin denied Greene and her coalition access to the facilities on several occasions before finally allowing access to the representatives.

“In fact, [Landerkin] locked us out before,” said Greene, adding, “It’s clear that there was a lot to hide.”

Greene contrasted the treatment of these Jan. 6 prisoners with the treatment of those who took part in the Black Lives Matter (BLM) riots that tore across the country in the summer of 2020.

“Approximately 6 percent of [the nationwide BLM protests] were violent,” Greene said, judging that in total that equated to around 570 violent riots.

“But here’s the deal,” Greene continued, “there was only one riot that took place here at the Capitol.”

Compared to the treatment of Jan. 6 defendants, Greene argued, the treatment of BLM rioters was exceedingly lenient.

“Approximately 90 percent of BLM and Antifa rioters have been released from jail and their charges have been dropped,” Greene said, despite the 2020 riots causing “over $2 billion in damage.” The damages caused by the Capitol breach were approximately $1.5 million, Greene said by way of comparison.

“We have a two-tiered justice system in this country,” Greene said.

Greene then turned to the thrust of her speech, addressing the treatment of Jan. 6 prisoners.

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

Considering that Black Lives Matters and Antifa members who burned have been released on bail and that Harris cheerlead for their release, we certainly have a two-tiered justice system.

As recently reported, one Black Lives Matter rioter bailed out twice by a fund supported by Kamala Harris was charged with murder in a road-rage killing.

If this were the only case, it would be bad enough. However, numerous stories in a multitude of liberal outlets document the releases of Black Lives Matters criminals for serious crimes that eclipse the events of 6 January. Therefore, Biden evidently has political prisoners.

Growing List of Federal Court Suits Could Force End of January 6 Riot Select Committee

The Epoch Times points out how a growing list of federal court lawsuits could force the end to the January 6 Riot Select Committee.

A subpoena issued by the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol seeking private cellphone information from Verizon isn’t valid for at least five reasons, according to a lawsuit filed earlier this week in federal court by a noted constitutional law professor.

The suit, filed on Dec. 14 by professor John Eastman in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, asks that the select committee’s subpoena to Verizon for his “phone records, text messages, contact lists, etc. for the period of November 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021,” be declared invalid.

Eastman’s action is one of several recently filed in federal court that could result in a court ruling that forces Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders to either reorganize and relaunch the select committee or shut it down completely.

Eastman claimed the subpoena to Verizon is invalid for the following reasons:

“First, public statements by J6 Committee members make clear that the Committee is attempting to exercise a law enforcement function, rather than genuine legislative activity. The United States Congress has no power to issue subpoenas for law enforcement purposes.

“Second, the subpoena was issued in violation of House Rules and the J6 Committee’s own authorizing resolution. … The Committee’s lack of validly appointed minority members or a validly appointed ‘ranking minority member’ makes such compliance impossible. A subpoena issued in violation of applicable House Rules is invalid.

“Third, the subpoena violates the Fourth Amendment. Dr. Eastman has a reasonable expectation of privacy in the private cellphone information which the Committee now seeks to access without a search warrant.

“Fourth, the subpoena violates the First Amendment. The subpoena seeks detailed information on Dr. Eastman’s protected First Amendment activity. Allowing a highly partisan congressional committee to invade the First Amendment activity of a political opponent would have a chilling effect on free speech.

“Finally, the subpoena infringes attorney client privilege. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Eastman is engaged in the practice of law representing clients. The subpoena makes no provision for protecting attorney client privileged information.”

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

With these five issues recognized, Republicans still need to return 

The dichotomy between the lawless Democrat party and the law-abiding Republicans needs to end.

Democrats need to suffer for the issues they have created. Then they need to suffer enough that they know that they will not be allowed to return to their cheating ways after that punishment.

The story of how a Jewish Trump supporter saved the life of a Black Trump supporter may warm people’s hearts

With a hat tip to the NWO Report, the Gateway Pundit tells us how Jake Lang rescued Philip Anderson, but finds himself facing nine years in prison in a plea deal.

Jake Lang was trampled when Capitol Police attacked and then without warning pushed Trump supporters down the stairs outside the US Capitol in Washington DC.

Jake was buried under several people when the Capitol police continued to push protesters on top of him. He was next to Rosanne Boyland who was killed by police when they trampled her and pushed Trump protesters on top of her. Jake saw Rosanne die. He saw it in her eyes. He also saw Philip Anderson’s limp body who was laying next to Rosanne Boyland.  This was all while DC Police continued to beat, push and pepper spray the protesters on the ground.

That’s when Jake Lang decided to take action.

Jake, who is a former wrestler, was able to save himself and then he saved Philip Anderson who he pulled to safety.

Jake’s rescue of Philip Anderson was caught on video. The entire time he was pulling Philip to safety the police continued to beat protesters with sticks and spray them with pepper spray.

Jake saved Philip Anderson’s life.

Then he went back and confronted the police who were still attacking the Trump supporters.  It should be noted that the Trump crowd was entirely peaceful until the Capitol Police decided to fire flash grenades on the men, women, children and seniors who had gathered outside the US Capitol.

On Thursday Jake Lang and Philip Anderson joined The Gateway Pundit for an audio interview.  Jake is being held inside the prison and had to call in twice because the prison cut off his first call when it timed out.

Philip Anderson thanked Jake Lang for saving his life that day.

Jake told us he has seen video from “inside the tunnel” near the US Capitol on January 6th.  The Democrats and Liz Cheney refuse to release this video.  Because they know it is a game-changer.  Jake Lang was there that day and witnessed DC Police viciously beating seniors and women in this tunnel.  Jake says the police were wailing on the Trump supporters.  They used all their force to beat the unarmed Trump supporters that day.  This story is not being told.  Democrats and Liz Cheney refuse to release the video.

(Read at the Gateway Pundit to find about Jake’s response to the plea deal)

Hopefully, we will hear from other conservative outlets on these prisoners

With input by other conservative outlets, maybe we can get a full picture of the truth.

Here’s the latest screw-up from the Keystone Cops on the 6 January Committee

Townhall comments on the latest foul-up by the Democrats as they try to spin 6 January into something worse than what occurred.

I think this is a sign, folks. When a committee is established on a bed of lies, this is what’s going to happen. It’s been a week of disaster for the anti-Trump January 6 committee. It was set up to go after Trump, not to uncover the truth about the riot that occurred last winter. It was not an armed insurrection. It wasn’t a coup. It wasn’t worse than 9/11. It was not Pearl Harbor. Everyone has moved on from this event. No one cares. No one. There is a slew of other crises plaguing the nation. Democrats being upset is not a national crisis.

But back to this circus, we have doctored texts being entered into the congressional record. We have other text messages from Mark Meadows being read that show other Republicans and even members of Trump’s family calling for the president to condemn the rioting. From day one, the GOP was against rioting. It was no different on January 6. Also, Trump addressed the violence in less than a half-hour. He did not dither for 187 minutes, which was the original talking point from this clown car. What’s the latest? Oh, just another Democrat peddling a doctored text message (via Washington Examiner): 

Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Democrat, incorrectly described on Tuesday a message to Meadows describing a strategy to overturn the results of the 2020 election as coming from a House lawmaker.

[…]

Raskin wrote a letter to correct the Congressional Record, according to the report, which noted the Jan. 6 panel declined to comment on the actual author of the text.

Raskin cited the text message during debate on holding Meadows in contempt of Congress after he stopped cooperating last week with the panel’s investigation into the Capitol riot.

“HERE’s an AGRESSIVE STRATEGY: Why can t (sic) the states of GA NC PENN and other R controlled state houses declare this is BS (where conflicts and election not called that night) and just send their own electors to vote and have it go to the SCOTUS,” the message said.

The CNN report claimed members of the Jan. 6 panel believe the author is Trump Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who was also the former Texas governor, but a spokesman for him denied the text was his.

Why can’t these people do their jobs? It’s simple. It’s because they know it’s a lie. They know they’re just sifting through lies—and they got tripped up again on this one.

(Read more at Townhall)

 

Things that don’t make headlines, but should

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Admittedly, I compiled this on 10 December 2021 (Friday). Luckily, two of the three news items remain undiscovered by the main stream press.

According to Kayleigh McEnany, the “media asks Jen Psaki ‘softball questions'”

On Fox New‘s 5 December showing of Sunday Night with Trey Gowdy, the Press Secretary under President Trump (Kayleigh McEnany) assessed the lackluster reporting of the press.

Former White House press secretary compares how the media treated her during Trump administration to the media’s questions to Psaki on “Sunday Night in America.”

Much of the press wants to pretend they are treating Biden as poorly as they did President Trump

The reporters of CNBC, CNN or MSNBC might argue that they are shining the light on Biden. However, before I will accept that, you will need to give me an example of the equivalent in the Biden regime of:

  • The rude outbursts of CNN‘s Jim Acosta that still got direct responses from the President
  • The race-bating of PBS‘s Yamiche Alcindor
  • Any instances of an unscripted press conference that President Trump held regularly (where he never was afraid of getting in trouble for calling on the wrong people)

As shown by yesterday’s post, some of the main stream press has taken notice of 40-year-high inflation

Inflation blooms under Biden

If you went to Trading Economics during the month of December 2021, the following text and graphic will appear (less the line showing the consistent rise in inflation under Biden , the highlighting, and the “Biden Takes Office”).

Annual inflation rate in the US accelerated to 6.8% in November of 2021, the highest since June of 1982, and in line with forecasts. It marks the 9th consecutive month the inflation stays above the Fed’s 2% target as global commodities rally, rising demand, wage pressures, supply chain disruptions and a low base effect from last year continue to push prices up. Upward pressure was broad-based, with energy costs recording the biggest gain (33.3% vs 30% in October), namely gasoline (58.1% vs 49.6%). Inflation also increased for shelter (3.8% vs 3.5%); food (6.1% vs 5.3%, the highest since October of 2008), namely food at home (6.4% vs 5.4%); new vehicles (11.1% vs 9.8%); used cars and trucks (31.4% percent vs 26.4%); apparel (5% vs 4.3%); and medical care services (2.1% vs 1.7%). On the other hand, the inflation slowed for transportation services (3.9% vs 4.5%). Excluding food and energy, inflation went up to 4.9% from 4.6%, the highest since June of 1991. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

(Read the original, if still in December 2021, at Trading Economics)

This graphic requires a hat tip to Chris Salcedo.

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Luckily, at least for a day, the press paid attention to 40-year-high inflation

Let’s see about tomorrow.

Exclusive whistleblower video: Pennsylvania election workers discuss hiding “derogatory” records

The Federalist provides an insight into the Democrat election workers as they talk about hiding “derogatory” records on a video.

A new whistleblower video obtained by The Federalist shows Delaware County, Pennsylvania election workers discussing ways to hide from the public “derogatory” information about the management and administration of the November 2020 election. The video is further evidence of fraud undertaken to conceal the widespread violations of Pennsylvania election law that occurred during last year’s presidential election, according to a source familiar with the recording.

The video, surreptitiously recorded by whistleblower Regina Miller, is one of many Miller took while working as a contract employee for the county. Miller began secretly recording the behind-the-scenes conduct after witnessing concerning behavior by several election officials, a person with knowledge of a lawsuit filed last month against county election officials, based in part on the recordings, told The Federalist.

In that lawsuit, Delaware County residents Ruth Moton, Leah Hoopes, and Gregory Stenstrom, as well as the Friends of Ruth Moton campaign, alleged former Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, Delaware County, the Delaware County Board of Elections, and more than a dozen individual election officials destroyed election records and conspired to do so, to hide violations of election law.

Among the election law violations, according to the lawsuit, was the failure of the defendants to reconcile the votes after the close of the polls, as required by Pennsylvania’s election code. However, unlike the other lawsuits that followed the November 2020 election and alleged claims under the U.S. Constitution or state election codes, the petition in Moton v. Boockvar focuses instead on the defendants’ alleged fraud to cover up those purported violations.

In fact, four of the five counts set forth in the court filing were premised on Pennsylvania’s civil law of fraud and misrepresentation. The fraud and misrepresentation, according to the petition, involved the defendants’ alleged destruction of evidence and their purported representation of compliance with a May 21, 2021 Right to Know Request filed with Delaware County.

That request, according to sources with knowledge of the lawsuit, sought documentation from the county to confirm the November 2020 election results that were certified. According to the Moton lawsuit, the Right to Know request specifically requested the “final certified return sheets from the November 3, 2020 general election” for all Delaware County precints, along with the attached machine tapes from the voting machines. Significantly, as we will see, the request also asked for “any additional notes written on the back of the return sheet, as well as any attached notes that are related to each return sheet.”

The latest video obtained by The Federalist appears filmed soon after the Right to Know request, displaying a June 3, 2021 date. The recording shows two men identified by a source close to the matter as Delaware County election official James Ziegelhoffer and Delaware County lawyer Tom Gallagher.

The video captures the duo flipping through a box marked November 2020 “return sheets,” with the individual identified to The Federalist as Gallagher saying: “When we Xerox these return sheets there are notes on these return sheets and we are going to have to cover them over with paper. Somebody wrote on there ‘this is an outrageous example.”

The man identified by sources as Ziegelhoffer, whom county records show held the position of “Judge of Election” for the Western Precinct in the Media Borough, is heard on the recording saying, “So, like, any derogatory or whatever.”

“Right,” the tape records the apparently more senior election official responding, then adding that “most of the stuff is written on the back so we’re alright.”

The two then finger through the return sheets, appearing to discuss the markings, with Gallagher heard saying, “Okay that’s fine. But you know what I’m saying, ‘refused to come in,’” an apparent reference to a note he wanted covered when copies were made in response to the Right to Know request.

(Read the continued discussion of the two and the fallout at The Federalist)