Potential recount problems for Democrats

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Arizona election audit update

The New American informs us of the conflicting reports concerning the 2020 election as the audit seems ready to come to a close.

ArizonaAuditConflicting reports are swirling around the historic Arizona Maricopa County election audit, which is nearing its completion. The full-hand recount of roughly 2.1 million certified ballots cast in the state’s largest county during the 2020 presidential and U.S. Senate elections is on track to finish by the end of June. Counters have reportedly recorded all the regular ballots cast, with only Braille, overseas military, and duplicated ballots left to tally.

As of Sunday, Republican lawmakers from 13 states — among them Washington, Georgia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Wisconsin, and Michigan — have toured Phoenix’s Veterans Memorial Coliseum, where the forensic audit is taking place, to get a sense of how they might conduct similar audits in their jurisdictions.

Arizona GOP chairwoman Dr. Kelli Ward tweeted over the weekend that “#AmericasAudit is soon to be #AmericasAudits! Arizona is leading the way to #ElectionIntegrity in America.”

The battleground states of Pennsylvania and Georgia could start their own audits as early as next month, reported the Gateway Pundit.

“In Georgia, there will be a court hearing next Monday for Fulton County’s ballots. An audit of Fulton County absentee ballots could start within 2 or 3 weeks after,” Georgia elections expert Garland Favorito told the outlet. As long as there is no more delay in the courts.

Yet on Friday, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland seemed to rebuke the ongoing effort in Arizona to ensure election integrity, commenting during a speech at the Justice Department that the Department of Justice “will apply scrutiny to post-election audits to ensure they abide by federal statutory rights and requirements to protect election records and avoid intimidation of voters.”

Garland further promised federal “guidance explaining the civil and criminal statutes that apply to post-election audits,” remarks that sparked an acerbic response from Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, who wrote a caustic letter to Garland, effectively telling him to stay out of the state’s way.

In the letter, Brnovich accused Garland of “display[ing] an alarming disdain for state sovereignty as defined under the 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution and the election provisions in Articles I and II.”

Brnovich continued, “My office is not amused by the DOJ’s posturing and will not tolerate any effort to undermine or interfere with our State Senate’s audit reassure Arizonians of the accuracy of our elections. We stand ready to defend federalism and state sovereignty against any partisan attacks or federal overreach.”

In a sharp conclusion, Brnovich stated that “Arizona will not sit back and let the Biden administration abuse its authority, refuse to uphold laws, or attempt to commandeer state’s sovereignty.”

(Read more and see Brnovich’s tweet at the New American)

Thank heaven that at least one state respects the role it holds in election integrity

Since the Supreme Court seems uninterested in upholding its part in disputes between states, at least one state has shown an interest in defending its voting rights against federal incursion.

Georgia election official admits chain of custody documents are missing for 2020 election absentee ballots

The Western Journal reports that a Fulton County, Georgia official has admitted that chain of custody documents do not exist for a number of 2020 election absentee ballots.

In the months following the Nov. 3 presidential election, Fulton County, Georgia, has remained at the center of talks regarding potential voter fraud.

Voters were reminded of that controversy on Wednesday when a Fulton County election official reportedly admitted that chain of custody documents for absentee ballots placed into drop boxes had been lost.

In other words, in the aftermath of one of the most controversial elections in U.S. history — in one of the most contested counties of that election — it appears that officials have lost important documents showing how thousands of ballots got from point A to point B.

Speaking with The Georgia Star News, the election official admitted that “a few forms are missing” and that “some procedural paperwork may have been misplaced.”

Due to an Open Records Request, Fulton County was required to produce roughly 1,565 absentee ballot transfer forms for ballots deposited into drop boxes, but the county failed to produce as many as 385 of those forms, according to The Star News.

Reportedly, the total number of absentee ballots whose chain of custody documents were included among the 385 missing forms was 18,901, which is over 6,000 votes more than the 11,779 vote margin of Joe Biden’s victory in the state, according to the official count from NBC News.

On Monday, Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that, because of the election official’s recent admission, this issue “will be investigated thoroughly.”

(Read more at the Western Journal)

An apology shows there is fault, but an apology is not enough

We need to have things set right in places where there was obvious cheating.

Cartoons for the week

America goes woke

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Biggest threat to America

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Garland’s list

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If lost

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Match of 2021

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Biden’s review at the G7

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Biden inflation

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Omar to Pelosi

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Threat to the American budget

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Pennsylvania at the center of two points of freedom

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The Pennsylvanian electorate speak out in a referendum

Pennsylvania’s referendum limits the power of Governor Wolf’s COVID orders

Red State points out how the people of Pennsylvania have spoken on overbearing government.

WolfeThe results are in from last night’s referendum on Gov. Tom Wolf’s tyrannical COVID orders. In both cases on the ballot the votes to limit the power of future “emergency orders” passed, putting a constitutional barrier between petty Democrats who seek to weaponize “the science” instead of doing what’s legal and logical.

In the end, even rabidly left-wing Philadelphia punched above their weight in voting to curtail Wolf’s future powers. Of course, it’s still scary that over 47% of residents in Pennsylvania actually like being ruled by decree, but it is what it is. You can expect most Democrats to keep toeing the line until their lives are good and truly wrecked.

But given the partisan makeup of the state, there had to have been some sizable portion of Democrats and Independents who pushed these measures across the finish line. That’s a really good sign for Republicans going into 2022. In fact, Republicans overperformed in several races and this time it can’t be blamed on low turnout; for an off-year election, turnout was historic levels.

(Read more at Red State)

Hooray for the remaining liberty-loving constituents of Pennsylvania

They should not allow themselves to be bulldozed by the media and politicians. This is a good start, but only a start.

More Republican Pennsylvanians may have cast votes than were counted

With a hat tip to Bunkerville, the Washington Examiner reports that Dominion voting machines in Fayette County are only rejecting Republican ballots in a recent vote, according to Chris Varney, Judge of Elections.

Some voting machines in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, were rejecting ballots as residents headed to the polls on Tuesday to vote on several local races, according to a new report.

The Fayette County Bureau of Elections told KDKA, a local CBS affiliate, that several precincts were having difficulty scanning bar codes on all ballots, and several voters told the outlet that their Republican ballots were not accepted. Chris Varney, an elections judge, told the outlet the issue was initially believed to be affecting all ballots, but officials then determined the problem only affected Republican ballots.

Both Republicans and Democrats are vying for the positions of recorder of deeds, jury commissioner, magisterial district judge, City Council member, and several school board seats.

Although turnout for off-year elections is traditionally low, George Rattay, the chairman of the Fayette County Democratic Party, said he’s hoping for turnout of 20%-25% given the local interest in the school board races.

“There’s a lot of candidates running,” Rattay said about the races for school director. “That tells me people are concerned and interested in what’s going on in the schools.”

Bill Kozlovich, chairman of the Fayette County Republican Party, shared Rattay’s hopes for high turnout, focusing his attention on the judicial races.

“We’ve got to get good judge candidates in,” he said, adding that he’d like to see more Republicans leading the county’s row offices.

Other races throughout the country, particularly those in the 2020 contest, have been subject to scrutiny over the past six months.

In addition to the audit in Maricopa County over the 2020 presidential election results in Arizona, an audit team in Windham, New Hampshire, said it suspects folds in ballots could be the source of discrepancies in 2020 election results in the state.

“Something we strongly suspect at this juncture, based on various evidence, is that in some cases, fold lines are being interpreted by the scanners as valid votes,” auditor Mark Lindeman said, according to a report by WMUR9 on Monday, after the first review of four AccuVote machines was completed over the weekend.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Of course, this only proves anomalies in the recent vote

While this only proves that things went wrong in a recent vote, it suggests that things may have likewise gone equally wrong in the 2020 vote (had we been allowed to challenge the results in court).

 

Protecting voter integrity in Joe Biden’s America


Protecting voter integrity in Joe Biden’s America

Texas moves to restrict drive-through voting where multiple people in a car share a voting booth

Houston’s Fox affiliate KRIV tries to put a Democrat spin on their reporting of the Texas election integrity law, SB7.

Texas Republicans advanced a slate of proposed new voting restrictions Thursday that would reduce options to cast ballots, limit polling hours and hand more power to partisan poll watchers.

All those efforts are rolled into a single bill that cleared the GOP-controlled state Senate — a key marker in a campaign by Republicans, including Gov. Greg Abbott, to impose new restrictive measures over elections in America’s biggest red state.

A first vote on the Senate bill was slowed by hours of questioning by Democrats that spilled overnight into early Thursday morning. The measure eventually passed 18-13 in a vote along party lines.

It comes after an elections overhaul was signed into law last week in Georgia, where opponents have already filed lawsuits and are calling for boycotts of corporations that are silent on restrictive voting measures. Critics of the Texas legislation say the efforts particularly target expanded access put into place during last year’s election in Harris County, which is home to more than 2 million voters, controlled by Democrats and a key Texas battleground that includes Houston.

One measure would eliminate drive-thru voting, which more than 127,000 people around Houston used during early voting last year. More than half of those voters were Black, Latino or Asian, said Democratic state Sen. Carol Alvarado.

“Hearing all of that, who are you really targeting when you’re trying to get rid of drive-thru voting?” she said.

Republicans rejected accusations that the bill was designed to suppress turnout.

“None of what we’ve discussed is voter suppression. And none of what we’ve discussed is Jim Crow,” Republican state Sen. Paul Bettencourt said.

A similar measure in the House chamber could advance toward a full vote as soon as Thursday.

The bill is one of two major voting packages in Texas that mirrors a nationwide campaign by Republicans after former President Donald Trump made false claims about election fraud.

Voting rights groups say the measures would disproportionately impact racial and ethnic minority voters. In Texas, which already has some of the strictest voting laws in the U.S., the proposed legislation grants more power to partisan poll watchers and eliminates the option to cast a ballot via drive-thru. The bill also includes a provision requiring a doctor’s note for people with disabilities who want to vote by mail, although Republicans signaled during the debate that language could change.

Trump won Texas but by fewer than 6 points. It was the closest victory by any GOP presidential nominee in Texas since 1996, underscoring Republicans’ loosening iron grip on the state.

The Senate bill cleared a committee last week following hours of testimony by voters. Some said the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is forcing them to choose between their health and their right to be heard by their government after weighing the risk of testifying on the bill in-person at the Texas capitol, where masks are not enforced.

(Read more at KRIV)

Odd how Democrats have not fit other, predominately Republican, voting booths to fit 1 to 8 voters

During the 2020 vote, I remember SUV’s, mini-vans, and other large vehicles lined up at these Harris county drive-through voting locations (all but one of which were set up in Democrat areas). I cannot think of another arrangement for voting where 2 to 8 people could share a booth, look at Facebook posts, or listen to a radio.

Note: This battle is not over. This bill has only passed the Texas Senate.

SB7 works to increase election integrity and security by creating both civil offenses and criminal penalties

Texas Public Policy Action summarizes the Texas SB7 with the following.

Texas Action supports SB 7 because it helps the government fulfill it’s lawful duties without infringing on the rights of Texans. This bill would enact additional security to Texas elections with a wide variety of measures, including mail-in ballot reform, poll watcher protections, and increased transparency measures.

One of the problems that I have had with past Texas election laws was the lack of punishment

When multiple people used UPS post office boxes as voting registration addresses in 2018, nothing initially happened. For that reason, this law is a good development.

GOP bills to tighten voting laws progress in Texas Legislature

Austin NBC affiliate KXAN reports that SB7 clears up issues with poll watchers and unsolicited mail-in ballot applications to voters (among other things).

Hours after the Texas Senate passed a sweeping election restriction bill, a Texas House panel considered another Republican effort to further tighten voting rules in the state.

The Texas House Elections Committee held a public hearing on House Bill 6 on Thursday. A hearing on the bill was initially scheduled last week but was abruptly canceled after a procedural error.

The bill would provide additional protections to poll watchers — limiting an election judge’s ability to expel them from a polling location — and prohibit government officials from sending unsolicited mail-in ballot applications to voters. People assisting disabled voters with their ballot would have to provide identification and a reason for helping the voter if the proposal is approved.

The Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 7 early Thursday morning after a seven-hour debate. The bill, if approved in the Texas House and signed into law, would ban mail-in ballot drop boxes and most drive-thru voting.

Republicans say it “ensures election integrity.” Democrats say it’s voter suppression and makes it harder for people with disabilities and ethnic minorities to vote.

The bill now heads to the Texas House, and committee hearings are expected to begin when lawmakers reconvene Thursday.

The bill would also require voters with disabilities to prove they cannot get to the polls in order to qualify for a mail-in ballot. The legislation would require authorization from top state leaders before any private funding over $1,000 could be doled out to local elections departments.

It would also keep local election officials from encouraging people to fill out vote-by-mail applications even if those people qualify for it.

“Overall, this is designed to address areas through process where bad actors can take advantage, because we want the people of Texas to be confident their elections are fair, honest and open,” State Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, told KXAN’s Wes Rapaport. Hughes was the author of the bill.

Democrats say all Republicans did was make it harder for Texans to vote — especially those with disabilities.

“Every eligible Texan deserves to have their voice heard at the ballot box — regardless of their race, ethnicity, disability, gender, age, income, or party. SB 7 makes it harder for every Texan to vote,” a statement from the party said. “We aggressively fought this bill because we know it will disenfranchise racial and ethnic minority voters and voters with disabilities, including veterans.”

American Airlines, which is Texas-based, took a stand against the proposed legislation as well.

“To make American’s stance clear: We are strongly opposed to this bill and others like it. As a Texas-based business, we must stand up for the rights of our team members and customers who call Texas home, and honor the sacrifices made by generations of Americans to protect and expand the right to vote,” the airline company said in a statement.

SB 7 has a state price tag of nearly $35 million, according to a financial estimate by the Legislative Budget Board. It would also cost local governments various costs for training, software updates and new equipment. The local entities would be on the hook if the state does not fund the extra changes.

(Read more at KXAN)

It is good to see that we have learned not to allow drive-through cheating

Still, we will need to remain vigilant for the next form of Democrat cheating.

Georgia election reform bill signed into law

The New York Post reported in a 25 March 2021 on scant few details of the Georgia election law enacted during March 2021.

A bill backed by the Georgia GOP that will overhaul election protocols in the state was signed into law Thursday.

The legislation includes new restrictions on voting by mail, and increases legislative control over elections in the state.

Opponents claim the measure is a needless reaction to former President Trump’s claims that widespread voter fraud in the state lead to his defeat there in the 2020 election.

Georgia — a traditionally red state — narrowly voted for President Biden and two Democratic US Senators amid record-breaking turnout in the last election cycle.

The new law limits the window in which absentee ballots can be requested, and cuts the number of locations and times ballot drop boxes can be accessed.

The measure also gives the Republican-led senate and house more control over election administration, including the option to appoint the chair of the election board and remove and replace county election officials.

The new law will also cut the time frame for runoff elections and ban groups from handing out food and water to voters.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp was delivering remarks after signing the bill when he was interrupted by a ten protestors, including two lawmakers, outside of his Atlanta office.

Kemp, a Republican, asked an aide “what’s the problem,” before a livestream of the ceremony went dark.

(Read more at the New York Post)

To show the connections, Biden repeats the lies on the Georgia law while weighing in on the MLB All-Star game

As if to illustrate the connections between big politics and big business, Townhall laid out how Biden lied on the new Georgia law while he weighed in on the MLB All-Star game.

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Sometimes I wonder if Biden wears the mask to keep the lies in.

Just in time for MLB’s opening day, President Joe Biden weighed in on whether this year’s All-Star game should take place in Atlanta, in light of Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) signing into law election reform legislation. The decision to host the 2021 All-Star game on July 13, at Truist Park, home of the Atlanta Braves, was made years prior.

In a Wednesday interview with ESPN, the president took the opportunity to pat himself on the back for his vaccine rollout, when discussing the 2021 season of baseball, which, unlike last season, is starting on time. He also told viewers that “you have a patriotic duty” to wear a mask so as to “protect the people around you.”

Throughout the nearly 12-minute interview, President Biden emphasized the idea that Americans need to wear a mask, or else. This involved hitting back on governors who have rescinded their mask mandates.

Towards the latter half of the interview, ESPN’s Sage Steele pointed out that “sports and politics cross paths sometimes,” as a way to bring up the Georgia law signed by Gov. Kemp, which she offered “is exactly what happened last week in major league baseball.”

Steele quoted MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark, who said he would “look forward to discussing moving the All-Star game out of Atlanta, because Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law a bill passed by the Republican-led state legislature to overhaul how its state elections are run.” She went on to ask President Biden “What do you think about the possibility that baseball decides to move their All-Star game out of Atlanta because this political issue?”

The president said he “would strongly support them doing that” and called Georgia’s legislation “Jim Crow on steroids” and said it’s “all about keeping working folks and ordinary folks that I grew up with from being able to vote.”

In last week’s press conference, President Biden said the not-yet-signed legislation “makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle.”

Claims that this legislation amounts to voter suppression are widespread, numerous, and misleading, least of all coming from Stacey Abrams–who lost to Gov. Brian Kemp in the 2018 race and Elizabeth Warren, both who maintain that Abrams won the election.


Corporations are against the legislation, too, including Delta. The airline said that the legislation is “unacceptable and does not match Delta’s values.” Such comments drew ire from both Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who, as Cortney pointed out, opined on the “woke corporate hypocrites” via multiple tweets and a press release, and from Gov. Kemp, as Reagan covered.



(Read more at Townhall)

It will be interesting to see if Delta or the MLB stop checking ID’s due to racism. I wonder if we can get access to the capitol without some form of identification.

Five big takeaways on Georgia’s new election law

The Hill provided five key take-aways on the Georgia election law.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed a sweeping voting bill into law on Thursday, making Georgia the first battleground state to enact major changes to its election laws after last year’s tumultuous election.

The GOP effort comes after a disastrous few months for Republicans in the state that included President Biden’s victory in the November general election and Democratic wins in two January Senate runoffs.

The law rewrites large sections of the state’s election laws and seeks to tighten voting procedures in ways that Democrats and voting rights advocates say will curtail voting access and disenfranchise voters across the state.

Here’s a look at some of what will change under the new voting law.

It creates a voter ID requirement for absentee voting

Democrats took advantage of Georgia’s no-excuse absentee voting policy in the 2020 general election and January Senate runoffs, utilizing a method of voting that has long been favored by Republicans.

The new elections law, however, looks to tighten the rules for absentee voting by requiring voters to provide a driver’s license or state ID card number to request and submit their absentee ballots.

Previously, election workers relied on a signature-matching process to verify absentee ballots that involved comparing a voter’s signature on a ballot to the signature on file for that individual.

To be sure, signature-matching is often something of a subjective process and has led to some votes, including many legally cast ballots, going uncounted because of inconsistencies in signatures.

But the new voter ID requirement for absentee ballots has angered voter rights advocates, who say it will make it more difficult for many people, especially low-income voters and racial and ethnic minorities, to use the absentee balloting system.

It limits the use of ballot drop boxes

Georgia began allowing the use of ballot drop boxes last year in response to the coronavirus pandemic. And while the new law will allow for them to remain permanent fixtures of the state’s elections process, it also looks to curtail their use.

Under the law, ballot drop boxes will have to be located in early-voting locations and can only be accessible when those polling sites are open.

What’s more, those drop boxes won’t be available in the last four days of an election, when drop boxes become particularly useful because of potential postage delays that could cause the ballot to arrive late to elections offices.

The law mandates at least one drop box per county. But it also limits additional drop boxes to either one per 100,000 registered voters or one per voting location, depending on which is fewer.

Trump railed against the use of drop boxes last year, claiming that they were vulnerable to tampering and voter fraud despite the fact that drop boxes have been used without incident for years in many jurisdictions.

It gives state lawmakers sweeping control over elections

State lawmakers and the Georgia State Elections Board are set to gain new powers under the law, while the secretary of state will be stripped of one of its key roles.

The law allows the State Elections Board to temporarily suspend county elections directors and boards that it deems in need of review. At the same time, the secretary of state will be removed as chair of the state board and will be made an ex-officio, nonvoting member.

Those provisions have raised particular concerns among Democrats, who say that it will give far-reaching control over state and local elections procedures to partisan legislators and allow them to determine, for example, which ballots to count.

The provision stripping the secretary of state of its top role on the State Elections Board comes after the current secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, repeatedly rejected former President Trump’s requests to overturn his loss in the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.

It shortens the time frame for runoff elections and ends the “jungle primary” system for special elections

In a move that appears to be a thinly veiled response to the GOP’s joint losses in the two Jan. 5 Senate runoffs, the new elections law in Georgia looks to get rid of the all-party primary system — often called “jungle primaries” — for special elections, while shortening the runoff election timeline by five weeks.

Former Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and former Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) spent most of the last year sparring with one another in a jungle primary to serve out the remainder of former Sen. Johnny Isakson’s (R-Ga.) term in office.

Loeffler eventually beat Collins in the November election, but failed to garner enough support for an outright win, pitting her against Democrat Raphael Warnock in a Jan. 5 runoff. The state’s other Senate race also advanced to a runoff, with former Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) facing off against Democrat Jon Ossoff.

By doing away with the jungle primary system, Republicans are hoping to avoid a future repeat of Loeffler and Collins’s drawn-out battle that effectively allowed Warnock to avoid the most aggressive GOP attacks for much of the race.

The bill also seeks to head off the kind of lengthy runoff campaign that followed the November general elections, cutting the runoff period down from nine weeks to just four weeks and leaving less time for early voting, which benefited Democrats ahead of the January runoffs.

It expands weekend early voting, but cuts short the deadline for request absentee ballots

Republicans have pushed back on allegations that the new law seeks to suppress the vote, pointing to a provision in the bill that expands weekend early in-person voting by requiring two early voting dates on Saturdays and giving counties the option to hold early voting on two Sundays.

The law also mandates three weeks of early in-person voting and requires early-voting sites to be open for at least eight hours and up to 12 hours.

(Read more at The Hill)

If you are against voter ID, you are against honest elections

As we have known for too many elections, there must be laws that prevent multiple votes from being cast, from illegal voters from voting, and from other forms of cheating from being carried out.

However, to the too-little, too-late Republicans like Kemp: where were you when Biden was being installed due to your actions?

Republicans standing up against Democrats in Joe Biden’s America


Mitch McConnell to Democrats: no vote on your anti-First Amendment H.R. 1 will occur

Townhall comments on the roadblock created by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell against the anti-voting-rights bill H.R. 1.

MitchMcConnellA lot has been going on, so things fall through the cracks, but you have to re-up anytime “Cocaine Mitch” throws down the hammer on Democrats. The Left wants this election reform bill signed into law. It has no chance in hell, but they’re pushing for it. They have been since January. It supposedly aimed at fighting corruption and bringing more transparency to government and the election process. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) blasted the bill, saying it could legalize the type of shady election tactics that have revoked the election results of North Carolina’s eighth congressional district over fraud allegations. Last Friday, House Democrats passed this bill, known as H.R. 1. Still, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he plans to hold a vote on the Green New Deal. When asked why Mitch has a simple answer: he gets to call the shots (via The Hill):

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) maintained Wednesday that the upper chamber wouldn’t take up a House election reform bill.

McConnell reiterated his position when pressed about why he has only pledged to bring the progressive Green New Deal to the floor for a vote and not the election reform bill.

“Because I get to decide what we vote on,” McConnell quipped.

The Kentucky senator said earlier this week that House Democrats’ sweeping anticorruption bill, known as H.R. 1, would never become law.

“This sprawling 622-page doorstop is never going to become law. I certainly don’t plan to even bring it to the floor here in the Senate,” McConnell said of the legislation Monday.

The legislation aims to expand voting rights by creating automatic voter registration and making Election Day a national holiday for federal workers.

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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has criticized McConnell’s motives, arguing that his plan to force a vote on the progressive proposal is a “diversion” from having a debate on climate change.

Also, the American Civil Liberties Union is against it, so that’s all you really need to know about the Democrats’ bill. It’s trash. The organization announced its opposition last week (via AP):

The American Civil Liberties Union dealt a blow Monday to Democrats’ new election overhaul legislation, saying the bill does too much damage to the First Amendment and the storied rights group cannot support it.

ACLU officials said they support parts of the bill, such as making it easier to register to vote, but said the legislation attempts to control even the mere mention of a politician, which goes too far.

“They will have the effect of harming our public discourse by silencing necessary voices that would otherwise speak out about the public issues of the day,” the ACLU’s national political director and senior legislative counsel wrote in a 13-page letter announcing opposition.

(See Mitch’s parting shot via his tweet at Townhall)

Thank you, Mitch, for blocking this bill

By using the powers that he has, Mitch McConnell has kept the Democrats from being able to vote into law a bill that violates the First Amendment in at least four ways.

If he can do the same to the Equality Act (H.R. 5), then I might start reducing my calls to have him primaried. However, as of now, the jury still is out.

In the event that Mitch was bluffing us conservatives, here is why we must call our senators to ensure H.R. 1 does not pass

The Federalist outlines fifteen reasons to contact your senators over the For the People Act of 2021. Here is the introduction and the first six reasons to call:

On Wednesday, House Democrats passed an 800-page bill that would mandate insecure voting processes and subject voting tallies to partisan manipulation. It’s a slap in the face to the half of Americans, including many Democrats, who believe the 2020 election was riddled with fraud and errors, largely due to the rapid expansion of mail-in balloting and other suspensions of state election laws.

“It is difficult to imagine a legislative proposal more threatening to election integrity and voter confidence,” write 20 Republican attorneys general in a Thursday letter about the ridiculously named For The People Act of 2021, or H.R. 1. Democrats have made the bill their top priority this Congress to permanently cement their current unified control of the federal government.

The bill “would (among other things) implement nationwide the worst changes in election rules that occurred during the 2020 election; go even further in eroding and eliminating basic security protocols that states have in place; and interfere with the ability of states and their citizens to determine the qualifications and eligibility of voters, ensure the accuracy of voter registration rolls, secure the fairness and integrity of elections, and participate and speak freely in the political process,” says a Heritage Foundation analysis.

H.R. 1 broadcasts Democrats’ goals for unending electoral dominance through openly rigged voting processes. It would engineer an unconstitutional federal takeover of state elections for national office. No surprise, then, that Joe Biden says he will sign this legislation if it reaches his desk.

Here are just some of the unconstitutional, absurd, nakedly partisan, and crime-assisting provisions in this bill that 220 House Democrats voted for and every House Republican voted against.

  1. Openly Breaks the Constitution

As the attorneys general note, “Under both the Elections Clause of Article I of the Constitution and the Electors Clause of Article II, States have principal—and with presidential elections, exclusive—responsibility to safeguard the manner of holding elections.” This bill would instead unconstitutionally give Congress primacy over state elections, in numerous ways.

Yet the Constitution expressly affords the states, not Congress, the power to determine how presidential electors are selected. Mandating mail-in voting, requiring states to accept late ballots, overriding state voter ID laws, and mandating that states conduct redistricting through unelected commissions all violate states’ constitutional authority in conducting elections.

  1. Set Up Star Chambers to Intimidate Judges

The bill would establish a “Commission to Protect Democratic Institutions” that would have the power to force judges to testify before a panel of unelected federal bureaucrats. According to the bill on page 389, the commission, or any member or subcommittee of the commission, may “hold hearings and sit and act at such times and places, take such testimony, receive such evidence, and administer such oaths as the Commission considers advisable.”

This commission, the Heritage analysis finds, “would be given the authority to compel judges to testify and justify their legal decisions, threatening their independent judgment and subjecting them to political pressure and harassment.”

  1. Mandate Mail-in Ballots, 10-Day Delay in Results

Rather than reject the 2020 electoral chaos caused by bureaucrats suspending state election laws to further unreliable mail-in voting and suspend legal deadlines for mailed ballots, H.R. 1 would mandate this electoral chaos forever.

The bill mandates universal mail-in balloting and requires states to wait ten days after election day for any outstanding tranches of ballots to be suddenly discovered in Democrat-run strongholds — oops, I mean, allow all ballots to arrive. The Heritage report notes that “no-fault absentee ballots” “are the tool of choice for vote thieves.”

Besides a recipe for chaos and partisan election manipulation, this is unconstitutional. The attorneys general note that “The exclusivity of state power to ‘define the method’ of choosing presidential electors means that Congress may not force states to permit presidential voting by mail or curbside voting.”

  1. Eliminate Voter ID Election Security

“Perhaps most egregious is the Act’s limitations on voter ID laws,” write the attorneys general. “Fairly considered, requiring government-issued photo identification at the polls represents nothing more than a best practice for election administration.”

After a brief overview of this history of bipartisan support for voter ID laws, the letter continues: “Voter ID laws remain popular, with thirty-five states requiring some form of documentary personal identification at the polls. Yet the Act would dismantle meaningful voter ID laws by allowing a statement, as a substitute for prior-issued, document-backed identification, to ‘attest[] to the individual’s identity and . . . that the individual is eligible to vote in the election.’ This does little to ensure that voters are who they say they are. Worse, it vitiates the capacity of voter ID requirements to protect against improper interference with voting rights.”

  1. Register Millions Of Criminally Present Foreign Citizens to Vote

By forcing states to automatically and duplicatively register all people to vote through government outposts such as motor vehicles, state universities, and welfare agencies, H.R. 1 would register millions of illegal migrants to vote in the United States. According to their own reports on surveys, millions of illegally present foreign citizens vote in the United States, and overwhelmingly for Democrats. Democrats including President Barack Obama have worked to prevent states from enforcing laws against foreign citizens voting in U.S. elections.

This bill would essentially create de facto voting rights for the tens of millions of non-citizens inside the United States. Under this bill, states must automatically register every adult and are legally prohibited from inspecting or checking whether anyone who votes is legally eligible to do so.

The bill also bans courts from enforcing any legal penalties on any foreign citizens who illegally register to vote in the United States (Section 1015). This bill’s provisions would thus assist anyone inside the United States to vote in its elections, even if they are not citizens and have demonstrated contempt for our nation by breaking our laws to take advantage of our freedoms (for as long as they last).

  1. Explode Opportunities for Election Cheating

“Adding to the threat of increased voter fraud, the Act would mandate nationwide automatic voter registration and Election Day voter registration,” write the attorneys general. “Such systems would provide too many opportunities for non-citizens and others ineligible to vote to register and cast fraudulent ballots before officials can take preventive action.”

Allowing people to register the same day they vote in 2020 contributed to suspiciously high — near or even above 100 percent — percentages of registered voters reportedly casting ballots in many precincts, often in key locations.

The bill would also “Prevent election officials from checking the eligibility and qualifications of voters and removing ineligible voters,” notes the Heritage analysis. It would require every ballot to be considered legitimate from the get-go, effectively banning provisional ballots.

Those are currently used, for example, when a voter shows up at the polls and records say he already voted or he is registered using incorrect information such as the wrong address. Under this bill, he could still vote without the error being cleared up, and with a regular, not provisional, ballot.

The bill would also eliminate any requirements that a witness sign an absentee ballot, and send absentee ballots for life to everyone who has ever used one. It would also effectively ban matching signatures on absentee ballots to government records of the voter’s signature, such as from a driver’s license record (Section 307).

Therefore, the bill eliminates almost every safeguard meant to protect against fraud and give voters confidence in election results.

(Read reasons 7 through 15 at The Federalist)

If I can’t convince you to call your senator after that, there is no reasoning

If the last six demonstrated power grabs by Democrats are not enough to motivate you, then I have no words.

Donald Trump releases scathing statement demanding Joe Biden end “border nightmare”

Breitbart reports on the words of President Trump against the mess created at the border by the Biden administration.

Trump ConservativesPresident Donald Trump issued a statement Friday challenging President Joe Biden for opening up the Southern border to a wave of migrants.

“Our border is now totally out of control thanks to the disastrous leadership of Joe Biden,” Trump wrote in a statement sent to reporters.

The former president sounded the alarm over the renewed surge of migrants headed for the border after the Biden administration sent a signal that unaccompanied migrants would be welcomed into the United States.

The Department of Homeland Security predicts there will be 117,000 unaccompanied child migrants crossing the border in 2021, according to an Axios report.

“A mass incursion into the country by people who should not be here is happening on an hourly basis, getting worse by the minute,” he said.

The number of migrant youth daily referred to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for release into the United States has surged nearly 600 percent since President Trump was in office, according to newly released data, and federal shelters are at an estimated 93 percent of capacity.

Trump said that many migrants being allowed into the United States and illegal immigrants who are no longer being deported under Biden had criminal records or were infected with and spreading the coronavirus.

“The spiraling tsunami at the border is overwhelming local communities, depleting budgets, crowding hospitals, and taking jobs from legal American workers,” Trump wrote.

Biden has denied there is a crisis on the border, signaling confidence that his administration can handle the challenge.

But Trump recalled that he had achieved “the most secure border in our country’s history” during his presidency and condemned Biden’s recent actions that allowed the crisis to flare up.

“Under Biden, it will soon be worse, more dangerous, and more out of control than ever before,” Trump wrote. “He has violated his oath of office to uphold our Constitution and enforce our laws.”

Trump recalled his successful Remain in Mexico Policy for migrants claiming asylum as well as the Safe Third Agreements in Central America, and he berated Biden rolling them back and restoring catch-and-release policies.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Ok, I know that Trump (a New York Republican) oddly is closer to a conservative than a regular Republican

While President Trump has more conservative credentials than most Republicans, I probably should not list him as a Republican. Nonetheless, I want to list him as a Republican having stood up against Democrats just because he continues to stand up for conservative and (what should be) Republican causes. Additionally, he and his followers have decided to stay with the Republicans and try to transform the party to one that fits its constituents. For this final point, I pray all support.

Voting rights, executive orders, and Joe Biden’s America


Biden executive order seems to deputize all agencies as branches of the Democrat party

Breitbart reports on an executive order that makes agencies of the federal government tools in the Democrat grab bag.

President Joe Biden issued an executive order on “access to voting” on Sunday that instructs federal government agencies to promote voter registration, help Americans apply to vote by mail, and “combat misinformation,” among other measures.

The “Executive Order on Promoting Access to Voting” reads like a Democratic Party wish-list of “reforms” that enshrines many of the practices that were adopted on a temporary basis during the pandemic-affected 2020 election. Its provisions include:

  • using federal agencies to promote voter registration;
  • using federal agencies to inform Americans about voting;
  • linking federal agency websites to state voter registration websites;
  • providing voter registration and vote-by-mail applications;
  • using “approved, nonpartisan third-party organizations” to register voters at federal agencies;
  • using identification documents issued by the agency to help people register to vote;
  • providing more multilingual services to potential voters;
  • giving public employees “time off to vote in Federal, State, local, Tribal, and territorial elections”; and
  • promoting voter registration for federal prisoners.

One provision states: “It is the responsibility of the Federal Government to expand access to, and education about, voter registration and election information, and to combat misinformation, in order to enable all eligible Americans to participate in our democracy.”

Legitimate (and accurate) news stories on the business dealings of Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, were suppressed by social media companies and mainstream media outlets during the 2020 election under the guise of fighting such “misinformation.”

The list of measures in the Executive Order parallels those included in Democrats’ legislation, H.R. 1, the “For the People Act,” which intends to override state measures that bolster ballot integrity. H.R. 1 recently passed the Democrat-run House.

(Read more at Breitbart)

McClatchy DC provides about the same information when they report that Biden’s executive order will:

  • Expand access to voter registration and information: The order directs the heads of federal agencies to submit, within 200 days, plans outlining ways their agencies can “promote voter registration and participation.” The Federal Chief Information Officer will also coordinate with the agencies to modernize websites that provide voting information, including by “ensuring that federal websites are accessible to individuals with disabilities and people with limited English proficiency.”
  • Assist states under the National Voter Registration Act: The order “reaffirms the intent of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993 to have federal agencies assist with voter registration efforts.” Under the act, federal agencies can only become voter registration agencies at the request of the state.

    The order directs the heads of federal agencies to “evaluate where and how” their agency “provides services that directly engage with the public” and to inform states in which it is operating that it would agree to be a voter registration agency.

  • Changes to Vote.gov: The order directs the General Services Administration, which helps manage federal agencies, to submit a plan within 200 days to “modernize and improve” Vote.gov, including ways to make the site more accessible. The site provides voting-related information.

    “The order requires GSA to seek the input of affected stakeholders, including election administrators, civil rights and disability rights activists, Tribal Nations, and nonprofit groups that study best practices for using technology to promote civic engagement,” the White House says.

(Read more at McClatchy DC)

With this, there is no doubt that the Democrats want a one-party, socialist regime

They cheated to get Biden into the position. Once Biden sat in the Oval office, he began writing executive orders at a rate unseen by any other previous occupier. By his own words, Biden proved himself a dictator through his reliance on executive orders.

Now, this most recently highlighted executive order sets up the equally unconstitutional H.R. 1. Thus, this proves that Democrats want a one-party, socialist regime.

Biden executive order provides “voting access” to citizens in federal custody

The Daily Caller points out how Biden’s executive order allows felons to vote.

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Sunday that includes a provision to “provide voting access” to U.S. citizens in federal custody.

“The order will promote voting access and allow all eligible Americans to participate in our democracy,” a release from the White House said.

The order directs all federal agencies to propose a “strategic plan” on how to improve voter registration and participation. All plans are required to be submitted within 200 days to the president.

The order will also “provide voting access and education to citizens in federal custody,” a release from the White House said.

Additionally, the executive order will modernize Vote.gov, make recommendations to improve voting access to people with disabilities and those in the military, according to Politico. It also requires federal agencies to notify states about the ways in which they can do more to increase voter registration.

“Every eligible voter should be able to vote and have that vote counted,” Biden said Sunday before signing the order, USA Today reported. “If you have the best ideas, you have nothing to hide. Let the people vote.”

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

As this second view on the overreaching executive order shows, Biden should not be giving special gifts to felons

While I support giving aid to our military and the disabled, there is no reason to reward bad behavior by giving special rights to felons.

Additionally, if Joe Biden wants to be considered anything but a dictator, he needs to put down his executive order pen and talk to Congress to put forward a legislative agenda. He needs to get the law closer to people who vote.

Democrats show their views on voting in Joe Biden’s America


Democrats show their true colors in Joe Biden’s America

Democrats introduce H.R.1, For the People Act

With a hat tip to Truth2Freedom, the Populist Press reports on a bill presented by Nancy Pelosi that will encode all of the cheating that went on during the recent election.

Democrats introduce their first bill in the House: H.R.1 – The bill that will destroy America. Nationwide mail-in voting, banning restrictions on ballot harvesting, banning voter ID, criminal voters, DC Statehood roadwork, it’s all in here.

1) Internet-only registration with electronic signature submission.

“(a) Requiring Availability Of Internet For Online Registration.—Each State, acting through the chief State election official, shall ensure that the following services are available to the public at any time on the official public websites of the appropriate State and local election officials in the State, in the same manner and subject to the same terms and conditions as the services provided by voter registration agencies under section 7(a):

“(1) Online application for voter registration.

2) Banning the requirement to provide a full SSN for voter registration.

SEC. 1005. PROHIBITING STATE FROM REQUIRING APPLICANTS TO PROVIDE MORE THAN LAST 4 DIGITS OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. (a) Form Included With Application For Motor Vehicle Driver’s License.—Section 5(c)(2)(B)(ii) of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (52 U.S.C. 20504(c)(2)(B)(ii)) is amended by striking the semicolon at the end and inserting the following: “, and to the extent that the application requires the applicant to provide a Social Security number, may not require the applicant to provide more than the last 4 digits of such number;”.

3) Nationwide ‘Motor Voter’ registration.

Note that motor voter registration is how thousands of illegal became registered voters in California and Nevada.

(2) DEFINITION.—The term “automatic registration” means a system that registers an individual to vote in elections for Federal office in a State, if eligible, by electronically transferring the information necessary for registration from government agencies to election officials of the State so that, unless the individual affirmatively declines to be registered, the individual will be registered to vote in such elections.

4) 16 year olds required to be registered to vote.

(d) Treatment Of Individuals Under 18 Years Of Age.—A State may not refuse to treat an individual as an eligible individual for purposes of this part on the grounds that the individual is less than 18 years of age at the time a contributing agency receives information with respect to the individual, so long as the individual is at least 16 years of age at such time. Nothing in the previous sentence may be construed to require a State to permit an individual who is under 18 years of age at the time of an election for Federal office to vote in the election.

5) Nationwide same-day registration.

“(1) REGISTRATION.—Each State shall permit any eligible individual on the day of a Federal election and on any day when voting, including early voting, is permitted for a Federal election—

“(A) to register to vote in such election at the polling place using a form that meets the requirements under section 9(b) of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (or, if the individual is already registered to vote, to revise any of the individual’s voter registration information); and

“(B) to cast a vote in such election.

6) Grants ($25M) for using minors in election activities.

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Election Assistance Commission (hereafter in this section referred to as the “Commission”) shall make grants to eligible States to enable such States to carry out a plan to increase the involvement of individuals under 18 years of age in public election activities in the State.

7) More children voters.

“(k) Acceptance Of Applications From Individuals Under 18 Years Of Age.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—A State may not refuse to accept or process an individual’s application to register to vote in elections for Federal office on the grounds that the individual is under 18 years of age at the time the individual submits the application, so long as the individual is at least 16 years of age at such time.

8) Prohibiting attempts to clean voter rolls of non-residents.

It’s this whole section, but in particular, this part below basically says nobody is allowed to request voter rolls to be cleaned up. ie: making it illegal to do what Tom Fitton was doing.

“(1) REQUIREMENTS FOR CHALLENGES.—No person, other than a State or local election official, shall submit a formal challenge to an individual’s eligibility to register to vote in an election for Federal office or to vote in an election for Federal office unless that challenge is supported by personal knowledge regarding the grounds for ineligibility which is—

9) Murderers and rapists can vote.

(1) NOTIFICATION.—On the date determined under paragraph (2), each State shall notify in writing any individual who has been convicted of a criminal offense under the law of that State that such individual has the right to vote in an election for Federal office pursuant to the Democracy Restoration Act of 2021 and may register to vote in any such election and provide such individual with any materials that are necessary to register to vote in any such election.

10) Mandatory early voting.

Note that I personally like early voting in Florida, but putting it here anyway.

“(1) IN GENERAL.—Each State shall allow individuals to vote in an election for Federal office during an early voting period which occurs prior to the date of the election, in the same manner as voting is allowed on such date.

11) THE BIG ONE – NATIONWIDE VOTE BY MAIL, BAN ON BALLOT PROTECTION MEASURES, LEGALIZED LIMITLESS BALLOT HARVESTING.

“SEC. 307. PROMOTING ABILITY OF VOTERS TO VOTE BY MAIL.

“(a) Uniform Availability Of Absentee Voting To All Voters.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—If an individual in a State is eligible to cast a vote in an election for Federal office, the State may not impose any additional conditions or requirements on the eligibility of the individual to cast the vote in such election by absentee ballot by mail.

“(2) ADMINISTRATION OF VOTING BY MAIL.—

“(A) PROHIBITING IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENT AS CONDITION OF OBTAINING BALLOT.—A State may not require an individual to provide any form of identification as a condition of obtaining an absentee ballot, except that nothing in this paragraph may be construed to prevent a State from requiring a signature of the individual or similar affirmation as a condition of obtaining an absentee ballot.

“(B) PROHIBITING REQUIREMENT TO PROVIDE NOTARIZATION OR WITNESS SIGNATURE AS CONDITION OF OBTAINING OR CASTING BALLOT.—A State may not require notarization or witness signature or other formal authentication (other than voter attestation) as a condition of obtaining or casting an absentee ballot.

“(2) PERMITTING VOTERS TO DESIGNATE OTHER PERSON TO RETURN BALLOT.—The State—

“(A) shall permit a voter to designate any person to return a voted and sealed absentee ballot to the post office, a ballot drop-off location, tribally designated building, or election office so long as the person designated to return the ballot does not receive any form of compensation based on the number of ballots that the person has returned and no individual, group, or organization provides compensation on this basis; and

“(B) may not put any limit on how many voted and sealed absentee ballots any designated person can return to the post office, a ballot drop off location, tribally designated building, or election office.

12) Banning voter ID by replacing it with ‘I totes promise I’m not a degenerate rigger’ note.

“(1) IN GENERAL.—Except as provided in subsection (c), if a State has in effect a requirement that an individual present identification as a condition of receiving and casting a ballot in an election for Federal office, the State shall permit the individual to meet the requirement—

“(A) in the case of an individual who desires to vote in person, by presenting the appropriate State or local election official with a sworn written statement, signed by the individual under penalty of perjury, attesting to the individual’s identity and attesting that the individual is eligible to vote in the election; or

13) Roadwork for DC statehood and territory statehood.

The whole subtitle.

Subtitle C—Findings Relating To District Of Columbia Statehood

Subtitle D—Territorial Voting Rights

14) COMPLETE CONGRESSIONAL TAKEOVER OF REDISTRICTING.

Subtitle E—Redistricting Reform

Also includes, of course, ‘muh faggoty minorities boo hoo’.

(B) ENSURING DIVERSITY.—In appointing the 9 members pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1), as well as in designating alternates pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (3) and in appointing alternates to fill vacancies pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (4), the first members of the independent redistricting commission shall ensure that the membership is representative of the demographic groups (including racial, ethnic, economic, and gender) and geographic regions of the State, and provides racial, ethnic, and language minorities protected under the Voting Rights Act of 1965 with a meaningful opportunity to participate in the development of the State’s redistricting plan.


I am running out of time and space, but please look at this section:

SEC. 3201. NATIONAL STRATEGY TO PROTECT UNITED STATES DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS. (a) In General.—Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the President, acting through the Secretary, in consultation with the Chairman, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Education, the Director of National Intelligence, the Chairman of the Federal Election Commission, and the heads of any other appropriate Federal agencies, shall issue a national strategy to protect against cyber attacks, influence operations, disinformation campaigns, and other activities that could undermine the security and integrity of United States democratic institutions.

(b) Considerations.—The national strategy required under subsection (a) shall include consideration of the following:

(1) The threat of a foreign state actor, foreign terrorist organization (as designated pursuant to section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1189)), or a domestic actor carrying out a cyber attack, influence operation, disinformation campaign, or other activity aimed at undermining the security and integrity of United States democratic institutions.

(3) Potential consequences, such as an erosion of public trust or an undermining of the rule of law, that could result from a successful cyber attack, influence operation, disinformation campaign, or other activity aimed at undermining the security and integrity of United States democratic institutions.

(Read the culmination at Populist Press)

We need to stand against this any way possible

If you have a Democrat representative, try to appeal to their humanity.

If you have a Republican representative, appeal to their sense of right and wrong (since this provides a path for more voter fraud).

Jeff Bezos blocks voting by mail when it comes to unionizing Amazon

The Epoch Times reports that Jeff Bezos has now come out against mail-in voting when it comes to the unionization of his employees.

Amazon is seeking to block mail-in votes in an upcoming unionization vote.

Workers at a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, are scheduled to vote soon on whether to unionize, with ballots being sent out on Feb. 8. The National Labor Relations Board said earlier this month that the vote would take place entirely by mail because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“A mail ballot election will enfranchise employees who cannot enter the voting location for health reasons or due to positive COVID tests,” the board said in its ruling. “In addition, a mail ballot election will protect the health and safety of voters, Agency personnel, the parties’ representatives, and the public during the current health crisis.”

Amazon filed a motion on Jan. 21 that seeks to delay the election so it can take place in person, with no votes by mail.

In a filing, Amazon said the board’s decision doesn’t specify what constitutes an outbreak. The company added that the board’s acting regional director “reached the remarkable conclusion that any level of infection or potential infection among employees counts as an ‘outbreak.’”

Approximately 2.9 percent of Amazon’s 7,575 employees and third-party workers tested positive for COVID-19 in the two weeks ending on Jan. 7, Amazon said. The company contests that that percentage doesn’t constitute an outbreak.

If it does, then “facilities will be in a constant state of ‘outbreak’ unless and until the virus all but disappears, with no manual elections occurring until that unknown time,” Amazon said in a filing, alleging that an election by mail could “disenfranchise dozens or hundreds of voters.”

“We believe that the best approach to a valid, fair and successful election is one that is conducted manually, in-person,” an Amazon spokesperson told news outlets. “We will continue to insist on measures for a fair election, and we want everyone to vote, so our focus is ensuring that’s possible.”

The board declined to comment. There is no set timeline for ruling on Amazon’s request.

In a statement last year, the board said its policy strongly favors in-person elections but said that approximately 90 percent of votes since March 2020 have taken place by mail because of the pandemic.

If one of six unique circumstances are present in a facility, then a remote vote would be ordered, the board decided. Those circumstances include a current COVID-19 outbreak at a facility, an increase in the 14-day trend of new confirmed COVID-19 cases, and an inability to carry out an in-person election that abides by mandatory state or local health orders.

The vote at the Bessemer warehouse is slated to be the first unionization vote in an Amazon facility since 2014. A group of Amazon workers in Delaware voted that year not to join a union.

Amazon’s owner is Jeff Bezos, one of the richest men in the world. The second-largest employer in the United States has struggled with worker safety. The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health regularly lists Amazon among the most unsafe workplaces in the country.

“Six worker deaths in seven months; 13 deaths since 2013. Reports of a high incidence of suicide attempts; workers urinating in bottles and workers left without resources or income after on-the-job injuries,” the council said in 2019.

This year’s unionization vote is to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. The union declined to comment. It has not publicly remarked on the scheduled vote, though it linked to an article about the situation on its website.

Organizers of the unionization effort and Amazon set up competing sites to make their cases.

Organizers said having a union “would give us the right to collectively bargain over our working conditions including items such as safety standards, training, breaks, pay, benefits, and other important issues that would make our workplace better.”

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

Odd that the man who owns a paper that insisted that mail-in ballots would not cause voter fraud NOW INSISTS that mail-in UNION BALLOTS might cause VOTER FRAUD

If liberals did not have double standards, they would have no standards at all.

The Washington Post, owned by Jeff Bezos, published numerous articles stating that mail-in ballots would not cause voter fraud. Now that Amazon (also owned by Jeff Bezos) is facing a unionization vote by its employees, he insists on an in-person vote that is counted manually.

How about he just adopt H.R.1?

Joe Biden’s America comes to resemble a second train to the gulags


Known Antifa members identified in DC on 6 January 2021

The New York Post reported in a 7 January 2021 article how at least two Antifa members were identified in the crowd that broke into the capitol buildings.

At least two known Antifa members were spotted among the throngs of pro-Trump protesters at the Capitol on Wednesday, a law enforcement source told The Post.

The Antifa members disguised themselves with pro-Trump clothing to join in the DC rioting, said the sources, who spotted the infiltrators while monitoring video coverage from the Capitol.

The infiltrators were recognized due to their participation in New York City demonstrations, and were believed to have joined in the rioting so that Trump would get blamed, the source said.

A Washington Times report initially claimed two other protesters were actually Philadelphia-based Antifa members — citing a retired military officer with access to facial recognition software — but the outlet deleted the article after the software company told Buzzfeed News that the story was “outright false.”

(Read this with additional links at the New York Post)

>You can’t convince me that someone wearing a buffalo horn hat and demanding a vegan jail diet is conservative

While I cannot find an English language article on the booking of Jake Angeli (aka Jacob Anthony or Jake Angel or Jacob Chansley), I have seen numerous articles showing this man with his face painted and in costume as he stands in the House. These articles usually go to great depths explaining how this guy belongs to the “qanon” cult and make various attempts to tie the group to Trump. One Arizona television station (KVOA) reports that he has been associated with the Phoenix BLM.

Additionally, it has been rumored that the buffalo horn guy wore gloves to cover a hammer and sickle tattoo on his left hand.

Twitter boots Trump after Democrats ask it to. Next, Biden plans to implement Patriot Act 2

Red State outlines the destruction of our republic in an 8 January 2021 article.

We’re starting to see a lot of craziness in reaction to the Capitol protest. Or perhaps I should say, using that as an excuse to crack down on the right and on their speech.

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media are cracking down on any non-approved narratives.

Twitter locked President Donald Trump’s account and then released it after about a day or so. Then Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and others are calling for Trump to be pulled. Now as we just reported, Twitter has banned the president permanently. Twitter is now literally doing the bidding of the Democrats.

Facebook and Instagram already suspended Trump for at least two weeks and possibly permanently. Shopify even pulled MAGA goods from their online stores. Because MAGA hats are apparently evil now.

Democrats and media are also blaming Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and calling on them to resign or be expelled.

This is crazy. It was a riot. With thousands of peaceful people and some who were not. Yet it’s being used to shut down the opposition and to shut down any election questions. Objecting to the electoral count is not illegal, it’s not “sedition” or whatever craziness Democrats want to spread. It’s exactly part of the Constitutional order, which was something Democrats understood when they in fact objected over the last three Republican presidents, as we previously reported here and here.

Now word comes from Joe Biden that he is working on a bill to go after “domestic terrorism” with a redefinition of the term, to go after the “ideologically-inspired.”

Remember how when Trump was talking about prosecuting Antifa for demonstrable crimes against the federal government during the rioting/statue attacks? The left freaked out that he might be going after people for political opinion/ideological reason. Attorney General Bill Barr made it very clear that it wasn’t about ideology but crime. Here’s Joe Biden literally using the term “ideological inspired” and defining the Capitol protesters, all of them, as “domestic terrorists,” making no distinction on the basis of crime or no crime. “Don’t dare call them protesters,” Mr. Biden said in remarks from Wilmington, Del. “They were a riotous mob. Insurrectionists. Domestic terrorists. It’s that basic. It’s that simple.”

Democrats seemed to think that was just fine. But those on the right and the folks more on the left, like Glenn Greenwald, raised the warning red flag.









(Read the closing [central line] at Red State)

This hand-in-glove cooperation between leftist Big Tech and leftist government is too reminiscent of the national socialist movement of the 1930’s

Although I don’t have the answers to all of the happenings on 6 January, a lot of the events seem to at least create questions that point toward an involvement of Antifa and the Democrats. For example, why was one guy in a black vest and fatigue pants and another in a black coat and blue jeans handing out what seemed to be metal rods to people who passed those items off to others dressed as police?

Additionally, since some videos show police facilitating the entry of some of the protesters to the Capitol building, there are questions as to whether this is an invasion of the Capitol or a staged event.

Representative Gohmert tells of accounts from Capitol police saying they knew of Antifa infiltration

Was this coordinated to kill Senator Cruz’s protest to the certification?

As the following video explains, the violent portion of the whole thing may have been a false flag used to kill Senator Cruz’s protest to the certification.

After months of Portland riots, we find that 91% of arrests were not being prosecuted

The Portland Tribune reported in a 5 January 2021 article that 91% of Portland arrests (where Antifa spent months burning cars, barricading streets, and trying to storm the federal courthouse).

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has vowed to crack down on “antifa anarchists” after a riot on New Year’s Eve, but months of catch-and-release policing has skeptics wondering if anything will change.

“Right now there’s a lot of people that are emboldened to just do whatever they want,” Gabe Johnson, co-founder of the Coalition to Save Portland, told KOIN 6 News. Johnson feels city and county officials have set a precedent that will be hard to reverse, and thinks the mayor’s announcement is “just more words.”

Out of more than a thousand arrests reported by the Portland Police Bureau and other local law enforcement since late May 2020, only about 8.4% of cases are still open, according to court records. The rest have been dismissed or listed as no complaint, which means authorities are not currently pursuing charges. Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt has repeatedly argued cases could be reopened later, but KOIN 6 News could only find a handful of instances where that has happened in the past seven months.

Meanwhile, demonstrators have embraced the lack of prosecutions as a win.

“If (the police) want to arrest 50 people a night, then, OK, that’s what they’re going to do,” Braxton with Black Unity PDX told KOIN 6 News in December. “Their jail is too small. They don’t have room for that many people and the DA isn’t prosecuting anymore. So we won that, too.”

Braxton hasn’t been arrested at the protests, but said he knows many people who have. He described PPB’s process as “BS.”

“They just arrest you, you get let out in the morning, depending on how much they hate you they’ll either let you out at like 3 a.m. or like 9 a.m.,” he said. “Like if there’s somebody who always yells at them and they know you, then you’re not getting out until sometimes the afternoon.”

First timers or people who aren’t being “obnoxious” often get let out right away, Braxton observed.

(continued)

There are instances where charges like criminal mischief (vandalism), riot or assaulting an officer have also been dropped. Schmidt said PPB sometimes refers cases to his office without enough evidence to prosecute.

When KOIN 6 News spoke with PPB spokesman Greg Pashley in December, he didn’t disagree with the district attorney. Pashley said many of the arrests had to do with public order, such as blocking streets, and therefore did not involve damage. He also said many arrests happen late at night, when it’s difficult to contact victims or collect video surveillance or other evidence to refer to the DA’s office.

“From the police standpoint, we could make an arrest based on probable cause in the middle of the night, but still have follow-up to do in the days and weeks following in order to make that a good case,” Pashley said. “And the district attorney has of course a slightly different view of that case and then has to make decisions based on the information that they’re provided after that initial arrest.

“It seems to be that you can almost get away with anything in this city, and this is what we’re not OK with,” said Angela Todd, cofounder of the Coalition to Save Portland. “It’s OK for everyone to feel like they have rights, but as soon as those take away rights of other people, we have some concerns.”

(Read more at the Portland Tribune)

Odd that the Capitol police have so many arrests and charges while the Portland federal courthouse was attacked and burned (to have all but 9% of the dismissed or thrown out)

If we are concerned about attacks on federal buildings, why did so many Portland arrests get thrown out?

If the only reason for the attack on the Capitol was to derail Ted Cruz’s objection to the electors, then it seems to have done its job.

Pearl-Clutchers on Parade

Canada Free Press compares the actions of Antifa and Black Lives Matter (sic) to those on the right.

Time to get out the ledger.

On the left––literally––we have had nearly eight months of rampaging criminality and violence in the many Democrat-controlled cities in our country, all conducted by thugs belonging to groups called Black Lives Matter and Antifa. This is the short list of what they have done:

  • Committed widespread arson, including burning down hundreds of minority-owned businesses in the Latino, Asian and black communities (the black owners clearly didn’t matter);
  • Incinerated cars and burned down buildings, court houses, police stations, et al;
  • Shot laser beams in the eyes of policemen;
  • Assaulted civilians, resulting in 30 deaths and thousands of hospitalizations;
  • Smashed plate-glass windows of numerous businesses, both large and small and then engaged in looting, stealing and grand theft;
  • Terrorized and then dragged people out of restaurants;
  • Tore down historic statues, including those of black icons (duh);
  • Defaced streets and avenues with BLM’s block-long, block-lettered, yellow-painted name.
  • Terrorized the citizenry of entire neighborhoods and towns for months on end;
  • Attacked people in locked cars;

In all those eight months––220 days, over 5,000 hours––what was the reaction of Democrats, both elected and civilian?

A thunderous silence. Not a word of opprobrium or disapproval or condemnation. Not. One. Word.

Why?

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Because, as the esteemed Daniel Greenfield points out, Democrats heartily approve of violent acting-out riots ––as long as they support Democrat ideology! In 2018, he reminds us, there were “glowing stories” about the hundreds of Women’s March members who were engaging in “direct action” to disrupt the Senate’s Kavanaugh hearings. They blocked hallways, shouted down Senate members, and draped protest banners from balconies. Democrats cheered them on.

“In 2020,” Greenfield continues. “Black Lives Matter rioters vandalized the Lincoln Memorial and the WW2 Memorial, along with statues of Gandhi, General Kosciuszko, and Andrew Jackson. And Democrat House members proposed bills to protect the racist mobs from law enforcement.

“Meanwhile the BLM mob besieged the White House and battled Secret Service personnel, allegedly forcing the evacuation of President Trump and his family to a bunker. And a bail fund backed by Senator Kamala Harris and the Biden campaign staffers focused on helping the rioters and looters get out of prison.

“Now, as the Democrats expect to take power,” Greenfield writes, “they suddenly decided that rioting is bad.”

And let’s not forget that it was only last summer that Kalamity Harris encouraged her supporters to donate to the Minnesota Freedom Fund to provide bail money to the militant anarchists facing charges for setting fire to Minneapolis.

But don’t tell these things to Democrats who observed 55,000 hours of BLM and Antifa destruction with nary a critical word but watched the 4-5 hour incursion into the U.S. Congress on January 6th and could only wring their hands, clutch their pearls, gasp in horror and exclaim: the building, the building, the history, the sanctity, the inviolability!
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Back to the Ledger

On the right––literally––you have a president who has been conducting dozens of rallies over the past four years with jaw-dropping attendance. The “Stop the Steal” rally on January 6th was estimated to have about 150,000 attendees––with no untoward incident, upheaval, or arrest until the Capitol was breached. Back to this later.

Before this rally, the president chalked up accomplishments that made America safer, stronger, and richer. But because he repudiated both the paltry achievements and political philosophies of all his predecessors and the corrupt shills they left behind in the swamps of D.C., and because he had access to their indictable criminality, he became the biggest threat to the political establishment that ever existed. That said, President Trump:

  • Lowered taxes (which Democrats hate and never vote for);
  • Boosted the economy to all-time highs (which Democrats hate, which is why they vote for socialists);
  • Elevated black employment to an all-time high (which Democrats really hate, the reason why blacks have never risen during Democrat rule);
  • Strengthened our military (which Democrats hate since they loathe the military);
  • Signed the first law ever to make cruelty to animals a federal felony;
  • Signed Right-To-Try legislation allowing terminally ill patients to try experimental treatment that wasn’t allowed before.
  • Signed the First-Step Act prison-reform bill that frees mostly black prisoners from unfair sentences.
  • Supported and strengthened Israel by moving her capital to Jerusalem, giving Israel control over the Golan Heights, establishing peace treaties with the United Arab Emirates, Sudan, Morocco, Bahrain and several to follow (which will never happen under Biden since his first priority is resurrecting the genocidal-to-Israel Iran deal––which Pres. Trump canceled––which the mullahs have oft-stated is necessary for them to fulfill their Number One goal––to eradicate Israel forever! Yet Democrats, including Jewish Democrats, support a candidate who wants to revive this deal, partly because their poor hearts bleed for the people who call themselves Palestinians….you know, the people who routinely strap suicide bombs on three-year-old toddlers and celebrate the death of Jews with streets named after the murderers and lifelong pensions).
  • Supported the pro-life movement, which the Democrats hate more than anything, given their devotion to abortions. In NY, the entire Democrat legislature stood and applauded when they allowed abortion up to the moment of birth! Not to be outdone by the Democrat Governor of VA, Ralph Northam, M.D., who signed a law that allows infanticide after the baby is born!
  • Here are some of President Trump’s other staggering achievements for the American people.

So what was the coup all about?

On November 3, 2020, the presidential election was held. Routinely, polls close at about 7 or 8 p.m., the votes are tallied electronically, and the Democrat operatives who pose as TV reporters start calling states as early as 9 or 10 p.m., with the final result usually not known until noon or so the next day.

On November 3rd, the entire world––which follows American elections assiduously––witnessed something unprecedented in the history of American voting. Just as President Trump was winning a huge number of states––and electoral votes––and appeared to be winning most or all of the six battleground states by a landslide, the tallying stopped abruptly. And it didn’t start again. Not for an hour. Not for two hours. Not for three hours. After three hours it did start again, and the whole world saw actual MAGIC befitting David Blaine, even Harry Houdini!

All of sudden, Joe Biden magically gained hundreds of thousands of votes, ultimately enough to win the election. This in spite of a Mt. Everest of reports of massive voter fraud into the multimillions, including (this is the short list):

All were strangely rejected by American courts––the same courts that believe traffic violations deserve their attention––but apparently not presidential voter fraud! Umm…does anyone else smell the rat I do?

(Read the last paragraph at Canada Free Press)

I am glad to see that reporting on American matters still flourishes North of the border

While Canadians may not be able to comment on Bible verses that would condemn homosexuality, at least they can comment on American government without fear of reprisal.

Cancel culture continues

MAGA Conservatives reports that Democrats have threatened to throw out Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz using the 14th amendment.

The Dems in the house are readying new articles of impeachment against President Trump and it will pass in the house making him the only president impeached twice in our history.

The Dems may hold off sending the articles to the Senate – Mitch said he would not take them up until Jan 19 and they don’t want this to impact Biden getting his nominations confirmed – until 100 days into the Biden administration. They would do this after he left office to bar him from ever holding office again. And yes, they can do this.

But in bad news for some GOP members, the Dems are talking about using the 14th amendment to kick out Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz and others from Congress over the debacle in the Capitol.

Can they do this? Yes. What can the GOP Reps do? They can overrule this if they get 2/3 vote (which they don’t have) in the House.

In short, expect a deal between the GOP and the Dems where some of their members (probably the freshmen like Lauren Boebert) get kicked out while the rest with seniority (like Jim Jordan) remain.

(Read more at MAGA Conservatives)

Thugs. The current crop of Democrats seem to be nothing but thugs.

Like the brown shirts of the thirties, the Democrats are not willing to debate or risk exposing the corruption at the base of their movement. They just shut their opposition  up.

Angela Merkel, not an American, points out the problem with Twitter dumping a president

The New York Post lets Germany’s leader point out the problem with allowing a media company to limit the free speech rights of a nation’s leader.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel considers it “problematic” that Twitter would toss President Trump off its social media platform, saying through a spokesman Monday that the president’s ability to express his opinion is a fundamental right of “elementary significance.”

“This fundamental right can be intervened in, but according to the law and within the framework defined by legislators — not according to a decision by the management of social media platforms,” Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert told reporters in Berlin.

“Seen from this angle, the chancellor considers it problematic that the accounts of the US president have now been permanently blocked,” he added.

Twitter permanently banned Trump’s Twitter account last Friday, citing “the risk of further incitement of violence” — two days after a mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol.

But for weeks the social media platform had tagged the president’s tweets about the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Seibert said Twitter and other platforms like Facebook and Google have a right to flag content they consider objectionable, but they also “bear great responsibility for political communication not being poisoned by hatred, by lies and by incitement to violence.”

Facebook last week banned Trump until after he leaves office on Jan. 20.

(Read more at the New York Post)

World Leaders denounce Big Tech censorship of President Donald Trump

The Epoch Times points out how leaders worldwide have condemned Twitter’s removal of the President.

Political elites worldwide have criticized big tech companies for banning President Donald Trump from their social media platforms.

At present, the president has been banned from Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Snapchat, Reddit, and Instagram.

Twitter permanently removed Trump’s account, saying that his recent posts were in violation of the “Glorification of Violence Policy.”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Twitter’s ban on Trump “problematic,” and said that freedom of opinion is an essential right of “elementary significance,” her spokesperson, Steffen Siebert, said on Jan 11.

“This fundamental right can be intervened in, but according to the law and within the framework defined by legislators—not according to a decision by the management of social media platforms,” Siebert said.

“Seen from this angle, the chancellor considers it problematic that the accounts of the U.S. president have now been permanently blocked,” he said.

Members of the French government agreed.

Clement Beaune, the junior minister for European Union affairs, said he was “shocked” a private company made this kind of decision.

“This should be decided by citizens, not by a CEO,” he told Bloomberg TV on Monday. “There needs to be public regulation of big online platforms.”

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire also condemned the move and said that tech giants were part of a digital oligarchy that was a threat to democracy.

Manfred Weber, the leader of the European People’s Party—a centre-right political party—echoed Beaune and called for Big Tech firms to be regulated.

“We cannot leave it to American Big Tech to decide how we can or cannot discuss online. Today’s mechanisms destroy the compromise searching and consensus-building that are crucial in free and democratic societies. We need a stricter regulatory approach,” he wrote on Twitter on Jan. 11.

Meanwhile, Norway’s left-wing Labor Party leader Jonas Gahr Støre said that Big Tech censorship threatens political freedom around the world.

He said Twitter needs to apply the same standard globally that it did to Trump.

“This is a line where freedom of expression is also at stake,” said Støre. “If Twitter starts with this sort of thing, it means that they have to go around the world and look at other people completely astray, and shut them out.”

The Australian government has also called the ban on Trump an act of “censorship.”

Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack said, “There’s been a lot of people who have said and done a lot of things on Twitter previously that haven’t received that sort of condemnation or indeed censorship. I’m not one who believes in that sort of censorship.”

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said he was uncomfortable with Twitter’s ban on Trump. “Those decisions were taken by commercial companies, but personally, I felt uncomfortable with what they did,” he said.

Quoting Voltaire’s famous line: “I may not agree with what you say, but I defend the right to say it,” Frydenberg said that freedom of speech is fundamental to a democratic society.

Fellow Liberal Party member and senator, Alex Antic, said he will push for a Senate Select Committee into Big Tech’s influence and censorship of political ideas when the Australian Parliament resumes next month.

Antic told The Epoch Times on Jan. 12 that he is concerned that Big Tech can so easily censor one side of the debate.

“Our democratic process is founded on our ability to share ideas freely and to be exposed to challenging and opposing viewpoints. It is crucial to the integrity of that process that Big Tech companies do not censor one side of the debate,” Antic said.

Mexican President Manuel López Obrador also echoed his global counterparts, with Reuters reporting that he said it was a bad sign when private companies try to censor opinion.

Obrador said a “court of censorship like an inquisition to manage public opinion.”

“I don’t like anybody being censored or taking away from the right to post a message on Twitter or Face(book),” he said.

In Russia, the opposition leader, Alexey Navalny, who is an outspoken anti-corruption campaigner, said he believed the ban was an unacceptable form of censorship and was based not on a genuine need but rather Twitter’s political preferences.

In a thread posted on the platform on Jan. 10, Navalny said: “Don’t tell me he was banned for violating Twitter rules. I get death threats here every day for many years, and Twitter doesn’t ban anyone.”

(Read more — yes, there is more — at The Epoch Times)

In the past, the Left was consumed with how we looked to the World

In the Obama administration, the concern was that America would look backward to the sophisticated Europeans. Now, the Democrats are taking the public execution practices of the Communist Chinese to heart by publicly shaming their victims and daring anyone to censure them.

Ignoring the concerns of Republican voters will destroy the U.S.

Real Clear Politics publishes an article by Jason Whitlock explaining why ignoring the voters is bad.

Wednesday afternoon, angry, unarmed, mostly peaceful protesters stormed the Capitol. They caused hundreds of dollars in damages to “The People’s House,” the taxpayer-funded building where elected lawmakers work.

They took pictures seated at Nancy Pelosi’s desk. They shoved furniture out of place. They pushed their way past unprepared and overwhelmed law enforcement. They shattered a window or two.

If not for police shooting and killing an unarmed, female 14-year Air Force veteran, the protest staged by Trump supporters would have more in common with a 1950s fraternity panty raid than political riot.

Here, I guess, I should apologize for not joining the rest of the media in feigning outrage and calling for the trespassers to be tried for treason. But I’m neither outraged nor feeling vengeful because of their act of civil disobedience.

I understand it. It was an inevitable repercussion from 2020 and what we’ve all witnessed the last decade. It was Sir Isaac Newton’s third law come to life.

“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”

For four years now, the billionaire and millionaire elites who control academia, the mainstream media, politics, popular culture, and the sports world have framed Trump supporters as racist deplorables worthy of elimination from society.

These same elites spent the past decade elevating Michael Brown, George Floyd, Jacob Blake, Rayshard Brooks, Eric Garner, and other resisting criminal suspects to icon status while simultaneously raising bail money for protesters willing to riot, loot, burn, and vandalize in the name of racial justice.

This blatant hypocrisy will not go unchallenged. You cannot ignore the desires, concerns and feelings of 74 million citizens. You cannot write them off as Nazis and answer all their complaints with allegations of racism or sexism. That’s fascism.

At this point, the Deplorables should be commended for their restraint. Antifa and Black Lives Matter search, burn, and destroy well into the wee hours. The Deplorables returned to their hotel rooms by nightfall and watched our lawmakers return to work inside the Capitol by 8 p.m.

The critics say President Trump provoked Wednesday’s political “violence.” His refusal to concede a corrupt election baited his followers to overrun the Capitol with flags, put Ashli Babbitt in harm’s way, and do enough property damage to delay the Electoral College confirmation three or four hours.

Fine. Guilty as charged.

But our president for the next two weeks was not Lee Harvey Oswald, a lone provocateur. He had plenty of collaborators. They work on all the major and cable news and sports networks. They play in the NFL and NBA. They represent both political parties, hold high positions in Hollywood, at Netflix, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The people wagging their fingers the hardest at Trump and the Deplorables sanctioned, financed, and promoted political violence throughout all of 2020 and for much of the past decade.

Ashli Babbitt’s blood is on the hands of Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg as much as, if not more than, on President Trump’s. That’s why Dorsey and Zuckerberg rushed to silence Trump on their respective platforms, Twitter and Facebook.

Political tension and violence are fomented, planned, and monetized on Silicon Valley’s social media platforms. Wednesday’s “violence” hit the wrong target. The Capitol is where global elites exchange cash for influence and privilege. It’s where $150,000-a-year politicians become multimillionaires building cozy relationships with Big Tech lobbyists and American corporations looking to curry favor with China.

The Capitol is sacred ground for elites. The way you might revere a church edifice is the way millionaires and billionaires revere the Capitol.

The NBA multimillionaires said they played with “heavy hearts” Wednesday night after seeing the Capitol desecrated. They made twisted, illogical analogies between nonviolent civil disobedience and the rioting, looting, and violence that occurred in Minneapolis, Atlanta, Kenosha, and across this country all summer.

“It reminds me of what Dr. Martin Luther King has said, that there’s two split different Americas,” Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown told reporters. “In one America, you get killed by sleeping in your car, selling cigarettes or playing in your backyard. And then in another America, you get to storm the Capitol and no tear gas, no massive arrests, none of that.”

Brown is right. There are two different American realities. There’s the false reality world created by and for elites and their groupies. In this world, progressive elites feign concern for poor black people by championing the cause of a tiny handful of black resisting criminal suspects harmed by white police officers tasked with subduing them. The elites have no interest in the thousands of black men and boys killed annually due to random gang, street, and drug violence. Those black lives do not matter. Progressive elites live inside a social media matrix where they call the Crips and the Bloods to protect them from the police.

The rest of America lives in an alternate universe driven, at least partially, by reality, facts, and common sense. We don’t see the norms of Western Civilization as the root of all evil. We have no interest in disrupting the nuclear family. We don’t think the storming of the Capitol is analogous to the months of looting, arson, shooting, rioting, and anarchy we watched throughout 2020.

Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers, a man I greatly respect, lives in a different reality than I do. His interpretation of Wednesday’s chaos baffles me.

“No police dogs turned on people, no billy clubs hitting people. People peacefully being escorted out of the Capitol,” Rivers told reporters Wednesday. “So it shows you can peacefully disperse a crowd. It basically proves a point about a privileged life in a lot of ways. I will say it, because I don’t think a lot of people want to: Can you imagine [Wednesday], if those were all black people storming the Capitol, and what would have happened? That, to me, is a picture worth a thousand words for all of us to see, and probably something for us to reckon with again.”

What is he talking about? We’ve watched buildings burned to the ground this summer. We’ve seen “protesters” prowling the streets of Atlanta with semi-automatic weapons. We’ve seen protesters berate and spit on police officers. David Dorn, a 77-year-old, black retired cop, was assassinated. Parts of Portland have been under attack from Antifa and Black Lives Matter for months.

There have been no dogs, no billy clubs.

We don’t have to imagine how law enforcement would react to black, lawless protesters. It has aired on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News all summer. The police have been remarkably restrained.

The media, athletes, and celebrities have treated black protesters as heroes. Politicians have taken knees and worn kente cloth to show allegiance with black protesters. Every national sportscaster and head coach has gone along with the facade that police pose a greater threat to black men than black men. We’re inundated with television commercials promoting Black Lives Matter. The NFL has celebrated criminals involved in drive-by shootings. A laundry list of media personalities have taken turns rationalizing every violent, lawless action taken by Antifa or Black Lives Matter. No one cares that George Floyd stuck a gun in a pregnant black woman’s belly or that Jacob Blake sexually assaulted a black woman. The New York Times commissioned a group of black female reporters to rewrite American history to fit the narrative of the critical race theory taught at our academic institutions.

The concerns propagandized by the ministers of black victimhood are a high priority in American society. Sinners are excommunicated from their employment. There is so much money, fame, and adulation from joining the Church of Black Victimization that white people such as Shaun King and Rachel Dolezal have disavowed their natural heritage to identify as black.

A Trump supporter? He or she is an American pariah. A racist. A coon. An idiot. A sellout. Someone to be silenced or ignored.

Trump supporters will not go away quietly or peacefully. It’s their country, too. Their concerns are legitimate. The lawmakers they chased to the basement of the Capitol sold out the American working-class man and woman.

They sold out my mom and dad and the way of life that allowed me to rise from poverty to a life of comfort and privilege. My dad was a small businessman in Indianapolis who owned a tavern that catered to hourly, union factory workers. My mother was a factory worker in Indianapolis and Kansas City.

The black people I grew up with, the ones who frequented the Masterpiece Lounge and went on bowling trips with my mom, were not global citizens. They were hardworking high school graduates who wanted their kids to move up the economic and social ladder.

They had a lot in common with Trump supporters. We can’t see that common ground now because the mainstream media and social media have us so irrationally polarized that we think skin color explains everything.

Skin color does not explain the Trump phenomenon, the passion of his followers. Trumpism is rooted in a rejection of the elitism, idolatry, and secularism pervasive in modern American culture.

In September 1620 — four hundred years ago — 102 passengers boarded the Mayflower, fleeing southern England and the elitist society constructed there. They were the original Trumpers, the dregs of European society in search of freedom of religion and expression.

Trumpism is the cry of American citizens uninterested in adopting the cultures and customs of France, China, Italy, Cuba, Venezuela, Canada, or any of the other places global elites romanticize. Trumpism is the cry of the working class who believe the Big Tech billionaires are building an America that cuts them out of the American Dream. Trumpism is the cry of Americans who value authenticity over the fraudulence of political correctness.

The price of ignoring their cries will be war, a civil war.

(Read this at Real Clear Politics)

Something tells me that Mitch and his Chinese wife and many Democrats and their Chinese interests will tell America to go to h*ll

I really don’t think that many politicians have the betterment of America in the front of their minds. They only seek power.

What will be the results of these three insults?


First, if you rightfully got mad about the election fraud, did you also get mad about other events?

While it is right for you to get mad if Mitch McConnell kills debate on election fraud …

MitchKillsDebateOver the past few months, this blog has called for its readers to pull away from Republicans if Mitch McConnell kills the debate on 6 January 2021.

If the deep-state Republicans (also known as RINO’s or Republicans In Name Only) go along with Biden’s election fraud, they will be doing several things.

  1. They will be removing our voice of representation from government. When we cannot have free and fair elections (obviously without the force of fraud), we cannot have any say in our government.
  2. They will be further cementing the two-tiered justices system where elites get to violate the law while peons are expected to toe the line.
  3. They will be destroying the common citizen’s trust in the effectiveness of the vote.
  4. They will be creating a class of elites who rule over the peons who have no say in who becomes elite.

If you got mad about voter fraud, then here are RINO’s to avoid in all future elections based on this denial of our vote

Here are Republicans In Name Only who deserve no support at the ballot box in my opinion for their standing against investigating voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election:

Secondly, did you also get as angry when Nancy limited the free speech rights of Representatives?

Nancy Pelosi imposes transgender-friendly House rules for speech

Breitbart quotes Representative Tom Cole regarding the elimination of “gendered terms” (father, mother, son, daughter, … ) from debate.

pelosi-job-covidRepresentative and ranking member of the House Rules Committee Tom Cole (R-OK) issued a statement in response to the Nancy Pelosi’s proposed House Rules for the 117th Congress — including the elimination of gendered terms, such as “father, mother, son, and daughter” — calling the package “a blatant and cowardly assault on the voices and views of the Republican minority,” as well as “a dark day for the preservation of free and thoughtful debate.”

“I am very disappointed by the proposed House Rules for the 117th Congress put forward by the Democratic majority,” said Rep. Cole in a statement responding to the rules for the 117th Congress, which were unveiled on Friday by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern (D-MA).

“This package is a blatant and cowardly assault on the voices and views of the Republican minority, which represents a growing number of seats in the House following the general election in November,” Cole continued.

“Alarmingly, the package includes eliminating the longstanding motion to recommit in its current form and censoring opposing ideas,” the congressman added. “Clearly, this proves that Democrats are afraid of Republican ideas, and they cannot effectively defend their own points of view.”

Cole went on to say that such proposals confirm that “Pelosi knows she is unable to rally and effectively lead her own slimmed down caucus.”

“Rather than unify her own members, her solution is to punish and silence Republicans by overturning now-inconvenient precedents and traditions of the House,” said Cole, adding:

In addition to limiting procedural tools historically available to the minority party in Congress for more than a century, I am very disturbed that the package attacks the right to free speech by creating an ethics violation for members and employees of the House who post or share things that others think are unfounded or inappropriate.

Such a rule is rife with the possibility of abuse and likely to be enforced in a way that creates a double standard between the majority and minority. This is a dark day for the preservation of free and thoughtful debate in the institution and indeed, all members elected by the people and for the people.

On Friday, Pelosi and McGovern unveiled the rules for the 117th Congress, which contain “future-focused” proposals, including the elimination of gendered terms, such as “father, mother, son, and daughter.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

If Nancy can force this on the House, she will try forcing it on the populace

If you think that this power grab will remain limited to the U.S. House of Representatives if you do not act, you are wrong.

Thirdly, did you get angry at the prostituting of the Congress through the opening words presented by Emanuel Cleaver?

Not a prayer for unity, but a speech to Democrats over political correctness

With a hat tip to Truth2Freedom, we heard by way of the New York Post how Representative Emanuel Cleaver opened the 117th Congress in a “prayer” that inspired the paper to focus on the last two words spoken. To whit, the New York Post begins their analysis with these paragraphs:

emanuel-cleaverA House Democrat tasked with leading the body in an opening prayer for the new Congress has gendered the word “amen.”

To close a prayer he delivered from the House chamber Sunday to mark the swearing in of the 117th Congress, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), an ordained minister, altered the traditional “amen” to say “amen and awoman.”

(Read more of their pontifications at the New York Post)

However, if you listen to or read the whole speech, you will find that Emanuel Cleaver is not praying to one God, but mentions several gods as he crafts a speech that:

  1. Lulls nominal Christians into complacency through the use of familiar phrases
  2. Further lulls them into complacency by using a noun generally assigned among Christians exclusively to God
  3. Adds more complacency by using phrases out of the Bible
  4. Asks for peace when Democrat allies Antifa and BLM are all about violence (and the leaders of the Democrat party have never denounced Antifa or BLM by name)
  5. Lands its first mocking blow by starting to say that this is all “in the name of the monotheistic god” Brahman (who, in the Hindu tradition, is not a monotheistic god)
  6. Next lands another mocking blow by acknowledging that the speech is to a “god known by many names, by many different things” (and, therefore, this speech in front of the party who booed God is not to any god at all)
  7. Of course, Emanuel ends this with “Amen” (which is a transliteration of the Hebrew word (אָמֵן) “a-meen” which means “may it be so.”) and then tacks on “a woman” (which is either a nod to Nancy Pelosi’s transgender-friendly rules or a violation of it).

Let us pray.1

Eternal God, marvelously, we bow before your throne of grace as we leave behind the politically and socially clamorous year of 2020. We gather now in this consequential chamber to inaugurate another chapter in our roller coaster representative government.2

The members of this august body acknowledge your sacred supremacy and therefore confess that, without your favor and forbearance, we enter this new year relying dangerously on our own fallible natures.

God, at a moment that many believe that the bright light of Democracy is beginning to dim, empower us with an extra dose of commitment to its principles.3 May we of the 117th Congress refuel the lamp of liberty so brimful that generations unborn will witness its undying flame.

And may we model community healing, control our tribal tendencies, and quicken our spirit that we may feel thy priestly presence even in moments of heightened disagreement.4 May we so feel Your presence that our service here may not be-soil by any utterance or acts unworthy of this high office.

Insert in our spirit a light so bright that we can see ourselves and our politics as we really are, soiled by selfishness, perverted by prejudice, and inveigled by ideology.

Now, may the God who created the world and everything in it bless us and keep us. May the Lord make His face to shine upon us and be gracious to us.5 May the Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon us6 and give us peace, peace in our families, peace across this land, and dare I ask, O Lord, peace even in this chamber now and evermore. We ask it in the name of the monotheistic god, Brahman7, and god known by many names, by many different things8. Amen and a woman9.

What can we gather from this speech?

  1. By leading with this line, this man is lying. This is not a prayer, but a speech.
  2. This Democrat overestimates the importance of the House in God’s scheme.
  3. By his reference to “a moment that many believe that the bright light of Democracy is beginning to dim,” even Democrats recognize that Biden’s election fraud dims the light of democracy.
  4. When Mr. Cleaver says “may we model community healing, control our tribal tendencies, and quicken our spirit that we may feel thy priestly presence even in moments of heightened disagreement,” does this mean that he will condemn members of Black Lives Matter if they beat or murder a white person or police officer? Or is he only preaching to Trump supporters who he imagines to be exclusively White (not Black or Hispanic)?
  5. Democrats have become adept at manipulating some nominal Christians by using words like “Lord.”
  6. Like Lucifer quoted and twisted the intent of scripture to Jesus in Matthew 4:1-11, this Democrat quoted and slightly changed the blessing of Numbers 6:25 when he said
    May the Lord make His face to shine upon” us
    (of course, the original blessing was directed outward to “you” — not inward to “us”).
  7. This Democrat also showed no love for monotheists, polytheists, or anyone in-between by mixing the traditions willy-nilly (since Brahman is a polytheistic god from the Hindu pantheon and the pronouns and nouns used to this point have been those used in Christian circles).
  8. When this Democrat calls (not prays) to “many different things,” it is evident that all of us have been played from the beginning of this prayer-like speech.
  9. Finally, considering that this Democrat has made this speech to godless Democrats, it was pointless to end the speech with “Amen.” Likewise, if any moderate Republican had ended his or her speech with “Amen and a woman,” he or she would have been roasted by Democrats for:
    • Genderizing “Amen”
    • Splitting it into only two genders
    • Pandering to the transgender community
    • Insulting Jews and Christians
    • Ignoring other faiths

So, are you going to let yourself get played by the Democrats (or other politicians)?

Starting in 1 Kings 18:21, Joshua implored the people of Israel:

Elijah came near to all the people and said, “How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people did not answer him a word. Then Elijah said to the people, “I alone am left a prophet of the Lord , but Baal’s prophets are 450 men. Now let them give us two oxen; and let them choose one ox for themselves and cut it up, and place it on the wood, but put no fire under it; and I will prepare the other ox and lay it on the wood, and I will not put a fire under it. Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord , and the God who answers by fire, He is God.” And all the people said, “ That is a good idea.”

So Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, “Choose one ox for yourselves and prepare it first for you are many, and call on the name of your god, but put no fire under it. ” Then they took the ox which was given them and they prepared it and called on the name of Baal from morning until noon saying, “O Baal, answer us.” But there was no voice and no one answered. And they leaped about the altar which they made. It came about at noon, that Elijah mocked them and said, “Call out with a loud voice, for he is a god; either he is occupied or gone aside, or is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and needs to be awakened.” So they cried with a loud voice and cut themselves according to their custom with swords and lances until the blood gushed out on them. When midday was past, they raved until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice; but there was no voice, no one answered, and no one paid attention.

Then Elijah said to all the people, “Come near to me.” So all the people came near to him. And he repaired the altar of the Lord which had been torn down. Elijah took twelve stones according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord had come, saying, “Israel shall be your name.” So with the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord , and he made a trench around the altar, large enough to hold two measures of seed. Then he arranged the wood and cut the ox in pieces and laid it on the wood. And he said, “Fill four pitchers with water and pour it on the burnt offering and on the wood.” And he said, “Do it a second time,” and they did it a second time. And he said, “Do it a third time,” and they did it a third time. The water flowed around the altar and he also filled the trench with water.

At the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, Elijah the prophet came near and said, “O Lord , the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, today let it be known that You are God in Israel and that I am Your servant and I have done all these things at Your word. Answer me, O Lord , answer me, that this people may know that You, O Lord , are God, and that You have turned their heart back again.” Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, “The Lord , He is God; the Lord , He is God.” (1 Kings 18:21‭-‬39 NASB)

6 January 2021 explained (in part)


Trump urges supporters to gather in DC on 6 January 2021

The Epoch Times notes how President Trump has called for supporters to march on DC on 6 January. They also note that (at the writing of this 23 December 2020 article) they observed 11 Republicans who will be in the House who had committed to standing against the electoral votes.

President Donald Trump on Sunday urged supporters to join the planned protests in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021.

MarchForTrump“See you in Washington, DC, on January 6th. Don’t miss it,” Trump wrote in a tweet, promising more information later.

A number of groups are planning to gather in the nation’s capital next month as members of Congress convene in a joint session to count electoral votes.

At least 11 members or members-elect in the House of Representatives plan to object to electoral votes. They have not yet received a commitment from a senator; challenges require both a representative and a member of the upper congressional chamber. The objection wouldn’t be upheld unless a majority of each chamber vote in favor of it.

Trump has repeatedly called on Republican senators to object to the votes, alleging widespread election fraud in swing states.

About two dozen GOP senators have already said they will not object to the votes, according to an Epoch Times tally. Others have indicated they would not join in an objection.

Five senators have said they’re open to objecting to the votes, as is Sen.-elect Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), while the rest haven’t ruled it out.

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

When politicians like Biden pull off fraud in the dark, we need to both put it in the light and make him feel the heat of the populace

Hearings before Congress will get things that the media refuses to cover into the light.

Crowds in the streets will help the Democrats (and Republicans) feel the heat. Who knows? Maybe Republicans getting rowdy for a change might help.

It seems that Antifa’s and BLM’s riots have John Roberts cowed.

Happenings on the the 6th of January in Congress

Although The Epoch Times begins its 29 December 2020 article by focusing on the debated role of the Vice President, there are concerning the counting of the electors.

(continued)

CongressThe Constitution simply states that electors of each state have to meet, make a list of their votes, “which they shall sign and certify,” and send those to the president of the Senate, meaning Vice President Mike Pence.

“The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted,” the 1804 amendment says.

The Electoral Count Act of 1887, currently known as 3 U.S. Code Section 15, establishes a procedure for how the votes are counted, how to raise objections, and how to resolve disputes. First, it says that the vice president indeed presides over the proceedings. Then, it says the House and Senate leaders each designate two tellers. The VP opens the envelopes with the vote certificates and hands them to the tellers for counting. The tellers then read them out loud, count them, and hand them back to the VP to announce the results.

Then, in rather convoluted language, the law says that Congress members can object. At least one objection from each chamber is needed to trigger a separate vote by both House and Senate on the objections. If both chambers agree, the objected voters are rejected. That’s virtually out of the question given the Democrats’ majority in the House.

If two sets of electors are presented for counting, the House and Senate need to separately vote on which set is legitimate and which should be rejected. If each chamber votes differently, the set certified by the state’s governor should count. That would hand the victory to Biden.

The problem is, there’s a voluminous body of legal analysis arguing that the Electoral Count Act is unconstitutional. Congress has no business granting itself the authority to decide which slate of electors is the correct one and which votes should be rejected. Nor does Congress have the power to designate state governors as the final arbiters, a lineup of legislators and legal scholars have argued.

There are two arguments for who has the constitutional power to decide which electors to choose.

Some jurists say it’s the VP who has the sole discretion to decide which votes to count. The argument is that the framers intended for the VP to be the sole authority over the counting of the votes because the unanimous resolution attached to the Constitution said that the Senate should appoint its president “for the sole purpose of receiving, opening, and counting the votes for president.”

Moreover, before the adoption of the Electoral Count Act, it was always the VP counting the votes, sometimes despite major objections from Congress. Thomas Jefferson did so as the VP in the 1800 election, counting Georgia’s constitutionally deficient votes and de facto securing his own presidency.

Arizona state lawmakers and GOP electors, together with Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), have filed a federal suit asking for the court to clarify the law to the effect that the Electoral Count Act is unconstitutional and the VP’s power is paramount.

Not everybody agrees, though.

University of Virginia professor John Harrison, an expert on constitutional history, says the VP doesn’t have “any constitutional power to make decisions” over which votes to count.

He argued that the law is deficient to the effect that “Congress doesn’t have the power to make the announcement [of its decisions regarding the vote count] conclusive.” But that doesn’t mean it can’t prescribe any rules at all.

“The Constitution does call for counting the votes with both houses present, so I think that setting up procedures for a count is within Congress’s power,” he told The Epoch Times via email.

The second argument is that the Constitution grants the authority to determine how electors are picked to state legislatures. As such, any disputes over which votes should be counted should be resolved by state legislatures.

The problem is, state legislatures aren’t in session and they can’t assemble in a special session without a call from the governors, who have refused to do so. Meanwhile, the legislatures have usually delegated the power to certify electors to the Governors and Secretaries of State, undermining their own authority on the matter.

The conservative Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society has filed a federal lawsuit arguing that the power of the legislatures is both “exclusive and non-delegable,” and thus any state and federal statutes to the contrary are unconstitutional and void.

That would not only knock down some provisions of the Electoral Count Act, but also render electoral votes that haven’t been certified post-election by state legislatures illegitimate.

Regardless of what the courts will say, the core question is what will take place in the House chambers on Jan. 6? Will Pence refuse to follow the Electoral Count Act? Will some of the tellers dissent? If things go wrong for the Democrats, will House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) try to end the session prematurely?

(Read the introduction at The Epoch Times)

Since I am only a technical writer and adjunct professor, why am I the only one to look to the history books?

Yes, there are many scenarios that “can” occur if we don’t have to strictly follow the Constitution. However, what happened in the past when there were such disputes?

Does nobody remember the battle for the White House waged between Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, William Crawford, and Henry Clay? Even though Jackson won more of the popular vote and the greatest part of the electoral college, Congress selected John Quincy Adams as President for that term (and, somehow, Clay was selected as Secretary of State). Of course, Jackson came back four years later and won the presidency.

With Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina too close to call (and both sides claiming fraud), Democrat Sam Tilden ended election day with 250,000 more ballots and 19 more electoral votes than Republican Rutherford B. Hayes. However, with neither side having the majority (185), Congress established a 15-member commission of senators, congressmen, and justices to decide the election. After a swing vote fell to Hayes, the Democrats agreed not to filibuster on the condition that Hayes remove federal troops from the South (thus ending the Reconstruction).

Then there was the race between Bush and Gore (where the entire hopes of Gore centered on three counties in Florida where it seems either there was fraud in his favor or many people in those three counties that could not figure out how to use paper ballots). When the “equal under the law” provisions of the Constitution were about to be enforced across Florida (and the standards of the three counties would be used for all counties), Gore conceded.

Although the last of these examples expressed itself in the courts by seeking what was Constitutional in the situation, the rest were purely political. That is where the pressure from the masses comes in.

Dozens of Republicans plan to challenge the Electoral College results

The Epoch Times outlines a list of Republicans who have committed to contesting the electoral college results.

HawleyAt least 25 Republicans plan on challenging electoral votes during next month’s joint session of Congress, according to a tally by The Epoch Times.

Twenty-four representatives and representatives-elect, who will enter office several days before the session, plan on filing objections. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) is the only member or member-elect of the upper chamber to commit to an objection.

“You’ve got 74 million Americans who feel disenfranchised, who feel like their vote doesn’t matter. And this is the one opportunity that I have as a United States senator, this process right here, my one opportunity to stand up and say something, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do,” Hawley said on Wednesday.

Objections are filed in writing and must have support from at least one member of each chamber. If they do, they trigger a two-hour debate and a vote by the House of Representatives and the Senate. A simple majority in each chamber is required to uphold the challenge.

Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) told The Epoch Times that the group plans to file objections against the votes from six states, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, and Nevada. They’re mulling an objection to votes from New Mexico.

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) was the first to announce plans to file an objection.

“In my judgment, based on what I have seen so far and my own personal experience with voter fraud and election theft by Democrats, in my judgment, if you only could count lawfully cast votes by American citizens, Donald Trump won the Electoral College,” Brooks told The Epoch Times “American Thought Leaders” last month.

A slew of members or members-elect have said this week they’re joining the group plotting the objections.

“If irregularities exist, we should examine and provide solutions to make sure our electoral process is accurate and represents the will of the people,” Rep.-elect Burgess Owens (R-Utah) told news outlets in a statement. “Millions of Americans across this country are concerned about the electoral process and we do them a great disservice by merely ignoring their voices.”

Republican Senate leadership opposes the planned objections. About two dozen GOP senators have said they will not object, while others have indicated opposition. A small group—Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)—have said they may object.

Virtually all Democrats have said they will not object, and have criticized those who plan to challenge votes.  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s spokeswoman told reporters on Wednesday that the team views the counting of electoral votes as a mere formality, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) expressed confidence Biden would be confirmed as president-elect.

Here are the lawmakers planning on challenging votes:

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.)
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.)
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.)
Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.)
Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas)
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.)
Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.)
Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas)
Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-N.J.)
Rep. Mark Green (R-Tenn.)
Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.)
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.)
Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.)
Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.)
Rep.-elect Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.)
Rep.-elect Barry Moore (R-Ala.)
Rep.-elect Bob Good (R-Va.)
Rep.-elect Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.)
Rep.-elect Ronny Jackson (R-Texas)
Rep.-elect Burgess Owens (R-Utah)
Rep.-elect Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.)
Rep.-elect Jerry Carl (R-Ala.)
Rep.-elect Yvette Herrell (R-N.M.)
Rep.-elect Diana Harshbarger (R-Tenn.)

(Read this at The Epoch Times)

They miss a few things, but not much

One thing that they have mentioned repeatedly is that it only takes one objection from the House and one from the Senate to start this. If there is one Representative and one Senator, that is enough. However, The Epoch Times seems to have missed the multiple announcements from Tommy Tuberville.


The reason for the 6 January gathering: Who’s stealing America?

The Epoch Times lays out many of the reasons for the whole conflict.

The year 2020 has been most unusual.

It started with an unprecedented global pandemic caused by the CCP virus, and it’s concluding with the U.S. presidential election, which has captivated the world.

On election night, on Nov. 3, an assortment of anomalies were observed, followed by a large number of specific allegations of election fraud. As the integrity of the election continued to be questioned and evidence continued to emerge, most mainstream media stuck to a one-sided narrative by calling the 2020 election the most secure in American history, and sought to silence opposing voices.

The results of the 2020 election will not only decide the future of the United States, but also determine the future of the world.

Following election night, The Epoch Times’ investigative team quickly went to work. In an attempt to uncover the issues behind the election, investigative reporter Joshua Phillip traveled across the country to swing states to interview whistleblowers, big data experts, and election experts.

This is the first investigative documentary published on election integrity in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Why was the vote count halted in key swing states on election night? What are the problems and potential fraud associated with mail-in ballots? Is Dominion Voting Systems secure or not? What lies behind the $400 million received by the parent company of Dominion Voting Systems less than a month before the election? Who is trying to manipulate the U.S. election behind the scenes? Who is the benefactor of an increasingly divided American society? What will become of America at this historical juncture?

What choice should you, I, and every American patriot make? The Epoch Times’ investigative team presents to you a detailed investigative report.

(Read more and watch the additional videos at The Epoch Times)

If you can look at the Independents, Democrats, and Republicans who testified against the coordinated fraud and wonder who is behind it, remember Biden’s words

Remember that Joe Biden bragged that he had assembled the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.

If you don’t think that Biden would brag about something bad, remember also that Joe Biden bragged about getting the Ukrainian prosecutor who investigated his son fired.

Pennsylvania lawmakers urge McConnell and McCarthy to dispute Pennsylvania election results

It seems that Pennsylvania lawmakers want Congress (aka, Senate Majority Leader McConnell — who has already proclaimed Biden to be “President-Elect” before 6 January — and House Minority Leader McCarthy) to dispute the Pennsylvania election. This comes via The Epoch Times.

A group of 27 Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers on Dec. 30 penned a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), calling on them to dispute the Pennsylvania election results until an investigation is conducted into numerous claims of fraud.

Pointing to allegations of fraudulent activity and violations of election law, the lawmakers said in the letter that their effort has “nothing to do with overturning any election results, but rather ascertaining if the allegations of fraud corrupted the outcome of the vote.”

“There are simply too many questions that remain unanswered to say that the results can be trusted and therefore the certification is premature, and the results must be disputed until an investigation is completed,” wrote the group, comprised of eight Pennsylvania state senators and 19 state representatives.

Key allegations include statistical anomalies in votes, witnesses claiming interference with poll watchers’ ability to do their jobs, delays in opening or closing polling locations on Election Day, illegal ballot harvesting, improper ballot “curing,” lapses in chain of custody of ballots and election materials, and outright submission of fraudulent ballots.

The lawmakers also claimed a “massive vote deficit” in Pennsylvania, alleging that over 200,000 more votes were counted than the total number of voters who voted in the Nov. 3 election. They provided a reference to a recent statement put out by a group of Pennsylvania lawmakers, who compared Department of State records to DoS/SURE system records in claiming this discrepancy.

“These numbers just don’t add up, and the alleged certification of Pennsylvania’s presidential election results was absolutely premature, unconfirmed, and in error,” the lawmakers said in a release.

The Pennsylvania secretary of state’s office didn’t immediately respond to a request by The Epoch Times for comment on the discrepancy. A spokesperson for Kathy Boockvar, Pennsylvania’s secretary of state, told The Washington Examiner in a statement that the Republican lawmakers’ “so-called analysis was based on incomplete data” and that both state and federal judges “have sifted through hundreds of pages of unsubstantiated and false allegations and found no evidence of fraud or illegal voting.”

In their letter to McConnell and McCarthy, the lawmakers also allege that around one-third of the 121,000 voters whose gender on state voter rolls is noted as “Unidentified,” are fraudulent, and that around 90,000 of them voted in 2020.

They also referred to a Senate Majority Policy Committee hearing on Nov. 25, during which hours of testimony was presented regarding alleged voter fraud and violations of Pennsylvania election laws. Some of the irregularities presented during the hearing, which the lawmakers referred to in their letter, include claims that mail-in ballots were improperly inspected, hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballots were processed with “zero civilian oversight,” poll watchers were denied meaningful access, and timeline spikes showing more ballots being processed at a given time than voting machines are able to tabulate.

“In one such spike, close to 600,000 votes were dumped in a processing facility, with 570,000 of these votes going for Biden, and a paltry 3,200 for Trump,” they wrote.

The lawmakers argued that the hearing showed “rampant election fraud” in Pennsylvania, and that this “must be investigated, remedied, and rectified.”

They also alleged that in Pennsylvania the state Supreme Court and members of the executive branch undermined the state election code by such actions as eliminating signature verification while “allowing the proliferation of drop boxes with questionable security measures and the unauthorized curing of ballots.”

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

This puts pressure on Mitch to protect our voting process

If Mitch works to protect the corrupt Biden, we will know to never NEVER vote for another incumbent.

Small pieces of the ignored and media-discredited evidence in the President’s election fraud case


First, look at the videos of witnesses providing sworn testimony

While this blog did not capture all of the testimony concerning election fraud, it did capture videos and the related text regarding testimony from:

After the Georgia presidential election was certified, a state report reveals fraud

According to a report released by Georgia (available here in pdf format) after their Electoral College electors were initially certified by the state, multiple forms of fraud were witnessed in Georgia. Among these were:

  • Violation of ballot/computer security procedures during both early voting and on election day
    • Bridget Thorne testified toward thousands of ballots being scanned without observing chain of custody, making oaths, or following procedures. Additionally, she found that anyone in the warehouse could print ballots.
  • Counting votes without monitoring or meaningful monitoring
    • On election day, video revealed that State Farm Arena in Fulton County had an election worker approaching poll watchers. Media reports coroborate that poll watchers were told to go home at about 10 p.m. on election night. Six workers stayed behind to illegally process ballots from a set of suitcases. During the next 2 hours, multiple machines processed up to 3,000 ballots per hour.
    • David Cross provided testimony that illustrated how 136,155 votes suddenly appeared in Biden’s vote column at 1:59 a.m. on the day after Election Day.
    • Scott Hall of Fulton County testified that there were stacks and stacks of ballots that were left in the open.
    • Mr. Hall also noted that the restriction of 1 poll watcher per 10 ballot counting tables was far from effective.
    • Mark Amick said that DeKalb County allowed only one monitor for 10 tables of 16 recounters. The monitors were kept six feet away and poll watchers could not see the totals on the screens.
    • Susan Voyles of Sandy Springs observed pallets of ballots before being told to go home for the night on 14 November. When returning on 15 November, those pallets were gone.
  • Fifteen pages of testimony are included in this report

Peter Navarro releases damning report on 2020 election fraud

In an 17 December 2020 installment, the Dan Bongino Show explains the main points of the Navarro Report along with a link to the full report.

Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy and Assistant to the President Peter Navarro released a thirty-six page report on the 2020 election earlier this morning.

Titled “The Immaculate Deception: Six Key Dimensions of Election Irregularities,” the report focuses on outright voter fraud, ballot mishandling, contestable process fouls, equal protection clause violations, voting machine irregularities, and significant statistical anomalies.

A summary of the report’s key allegations from its executive summary are as follows:

  • The ballots in question because of the identified election irregularities are more than sufficient to swing the outcome in favor of President Trump should even a relatively small portion of these ballots be ruled illegal.
  • All six battleground states exhibit most, or all, six dimensions of election irregularities.
  • This was theft by a thousand cuts across six dimensions and six battleground states rather than any one single “silver bullet” election irregularity.

A table from the report breaks down which irregularities apply to each state analyzed. It also compares Biden’s reported margin of victory to the number of potential illegal ballots in each state.

Immaculate-Deception-Navarro-Report1

Of the above chart, the report states:

  • Significant irregularities appear to be ubiquitous across the six battleground states. Only Arizona is free of any apparent widespread ballot mishandling while only Pennsylvania lacks significant statistical anomalies. The rest of the matrix is a sea of checkmarks and occasional stars.

Of dead and “ghost” voters, the report states:

  • In Pennsylvania, for example, a statistical analysis conducted by the Trump Campaign matching voter rolls to public obituaries found what appears to be over 8,000 confirmed dead voters successfully casting mail-in ballots. In Georgia – underscoring the critical role any given category of election irregularities might play in determining the outcome – the estimated number of alleged deceased individuals casting votes almost exactly equals the Biden victory margin.
  • On the Ghost Voter front, a “Ghost Voter” is a voter who requests and submits a ballot under the name of a voter who no longer resides at the address where that voter was registered. In Georgia for example, it is alleged that over 20,000 absentee or early voters – almost twice the Biden victory margin – cast their ballots after having moved out of state.

In the section of the report on election voting machine irregularities, the report makes note of a number of improbable vote surges all in favor of Biden:

  • At least one instance of a large and inexplicable vote switching and vote surge in favor of Joe Biden took place in Antrim County, Michigan – and it is associated with the controversial aforementioned Dominion-Smartmatic voting machine hardware-software combo. In this Republican stronghold, 6,000 votes were initially, and incorrectly, counted for Joe Biden. The resulting vote totals were contrary to voter registration and historical patterns and therefore raised eyebrows. When a check was done, it was discovered that the 6,000 votes were actually for Donald J. Trump. A subsequent forensic audit of the Antrim County vote tabulation found that the Dominion system had an astonishing error rate of 68 percent. By way of comparison, the Federal Election Committee requires that election systems must have an error rate no larger than 0.0008 percent.
  • In Georgia, there were numerous “glitches” with the Dominion machines where the results would change. The most notable of these changes was a 20,000 vote surge for Biden and 1,000 vote decrease for Trump

Read the report for yourself *here.*

(If you can’t download it from Bongino, here is another link to the pdf file)

A video provides a case (both circumstantial and evidentiary) against the Biden campaign, built on the reports and testimony above (and more)

Testimony on the Texas House provides circumstantial evidence that may work against Justice Roberts