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2020 ELECTIONS: WAS THE GA SECRETARY OF STATE THE PRIMARY BAD ACTOR?

Welcome to Day + 25.

Enjoying turkey-bone soup and leftovers. Vote counts and recounts are still happening in California, where Republican David Valadao just flipped a Central Valley seat.

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The face of political corruption in Georgia is a Republican one…

Georgia Secretary of State: The responsibilities of the secretary's office include supervising and monitoring elections, providing campaign finance disclosure, and managing and preserving public records.


Proof that Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger knew that Georgia’s previous election processes and systems were deeply flawed is contained within a civil case that reached the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division.

The case, Curling v. Raffensperger (1:17-CV-2989-AT), resulted in an order from District Court Judge Amy Totenberg (Document 579; filed 08/15/19), that noted…

"The Court specifically grants narrowly tailored relief measures to ensure that the GEMS/DRE system is not resorted to as a stopgap default system in the event the Secretary of State and its contractor are unable to fully and properly rollout the new BMD system in time for the 2020 Presidential Preference Primary or any of the ensuing elections.

And it requires that the State Defendants promptly file with the Court all proposed and final audit requirements that the State Elections Board and Secretary of State’s Office considers or approves in connection with elections to be held in 2020 or thereafter. '

Finally, the Court views the significant voter registration database and related ExpressPoll deficiencies and vulnerabilities demonstrated in this case as a major concern both relative to burdening or depriving voters’ ability to actually cast ballots.

The Court therefore requires the State Defendants to develop procedures and take other actions to address the significant deficiencies in the voter registration database and the implementation of the ExpressPoll system.

IT IS SO ORDERED this 15th day of August, 2019."


So, it appears that the man in charge of the elections, Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger knew that Georgia’s past and current voting systems had serious operational and security flaws – and further compromised the system …

Raffensperger authorized the removal of the poll-worker login screen, thus removing the password requirement from a key voting system component known as the “poll book” that confirm a voter’s eligibility to vote and to prevent multiple votes (e.g., absentee and in-person ballots) from being cast by the same person. The poll books possess internet connectivity and are linked together with shorter range Bluetooth systems – both of which can be remotely hacked from a site away from the devices and controlled physical space.

Raffensperger also authorized a last-minute update of approximately 30,000 voting machines, ostensibly to remedy missing Senate candidates, using hundreds of uncontrolled thumb-drives that are capable of injecting malware into the voting systems.

Raffensper could not account for a number of flash drives that went missing and it is unknown if the votes they contained were ever recorded.

And, Raffensperger was the last individual in the responsibility chain concerning voting systems and procedures.


So what are we to conclude when Raffensperger, knowing of serious systemic flaws, declares a Biden victory and rushes the certification process prematurely through the system. 

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Georgia’s top elections official on Friday certified election results showing Joe Biden won the presidential election in that state after a hand tally stemming from a mandatory audit affirmed the Democrat’s lead over Republican President Donald Trump.

The final results certified by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger had Biden with 2.47 million votes, President Donald Trump with 2.46 million votes and Libertarian Jo Jorgensen with 62,138. That leaves Biden leading by a margin of 12,670 votes, or 0.25%. <Source>

In other news…

I am growing increasingly worried about the Biden/Harris administration as they speak of using social justice and critical race theory to triangulate public policy between healthcare, our economy, and our military. And the increasing role that Obamacons and Clintonistas might play in a Biden administration.

For anyone who does not believe former President Obama is a racist whose actions have divided Americans, they should read his latest self-indulgent autobiography, A Promised Land.

“Since August, Palin had tanked during a number of high-profile media interviews, becoming a punch line on Saturday Night Live and other late-night comedy shows. But her power lay elsewhere. She’d spent the first week of October drawing big crowds and enthusiastically gassing them up with nativist bile. From the stage, she accused me of “palling around with terrorists who would target their own country.” She suggested that I was “not a man who sees America the way you and I see America.” People turned up at rallies wearing T-shirts bearing slogans like PALIN’S PITBULLS and NO COMMUNISTS. The media reported shouts of “Terrorist!” and “Kill him!” and “Off with his head!” coming from her audiences. Through Palin, it seemed as if the dark spirits that had long been lurking on the edges of the modern Republican Party—xenophobia, anti-intellectualism, paranoid conspiracy theories, an antipathy toward Black and brown folks—were finding their way to center stage.”

There is no doubt that Obama’s political career started in the house of two communist domestic terrorists, Bill Ayers and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn. There is no doubt that Obama sat in Reverend Wright’s church and listened to his racist bile for 20+ years. There is no doubt that Obama was a trained Marxist community organizer, much as those who founded Black Lives Matter. Indeed, Obama does not see America as most Americans – one need only review Obama’s “apology tour” to see how he described and disparaged America while abroad. As for paranoid conspiracy theories, consider this next quote.

“With few exceptions, we avoided the open hostilities and constant leaks that had characterized some previous administrations. Without exception, we avoided scandal. I’d made clear at the start of my administration that I’d have zero tolerance for ethical lapses, and people who had a problem with that didn’t join us in the first place.”

I could point to scores of “good government” initiatives we’d introduced, whether it was placing limits on the hiring of former lobbyists, or giving the public access to data from federal agencies, or scouring agency budgets to eliminate waste. All these actions were worthy on their merits, and I was glad we’d taken them; it was one of the reasons we hadn’t had a whiff of scandal around my administration.

It turned out that most of the so-called right-wing conspiracy theories were not only true, but they were often worse than imagined. There is no doubt that the Obama Administration was mired in scandals, many of them far worse than the previous administrations because they included spying on Americans and the subversion and politicization of the nation's premier intelligence, law, and administrative agencies. And if the FBI was correct, plotting to spy on a presidential candidate, subvert an election, and subsequently attempt to remove a sitting president from office. Obama was correct about a whiff of scandal – it was the stench of scandal that rendered Obama’s top nominees smell-blind after a short time in government.

Riots R Us…

Amazing how the Democrats seem to turn “civil disobedience, rioting, looting, and arson on-and-off based on the political climate of the moment. And it seems to be a customary pattern and practice to project their evildoing onto the opposition, full-well-knowing an uncritical media will provide them with cover.

Where are all those “principled” public servants in the Trump Administration?

Where is Attorney General Bill Barr? Why are FBI Director Christopher Wray and CIA Director Gina Haspel still employed? And, what’s happening at the Department of Justice? What is John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, doing? Will we ever see a Durham Report?

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About that pesky “voter fraud”…

“Sixteen federal prosecutors tapped by leadership at the Justice Department to monitor voting in last week’s presidential election have sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr making clear that they have seen no evidence to substantiate claims that voting tallies have been marred by widespread fraud or other ballot issues, two sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.” <Source>

It really depends on where you decide to look, doesn’t it!!

At least the Israelis respect us: a bomb shelter in Halutza – An Israeli community in the Negev Desert whose citizens are under constant rocket attack from terrorists… 

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Bottom line…

Remember, December 14th is the day that the Electoral College convenes to formally choose the next president.

Too many things we cannot control. It's looking more-and-more like a Biden inauguration with the nation agreeing that the election was illegitimate – but taking no actions. Heaven forbid the GOP should take to the streets in the act of civil disobedience. Time for another Tea Party movement and time for a turkey sandwich.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


2020 ELECTIONS: THE KRAKEN IS KRAP

Welcome to Day +24, and  I hope you had a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday -- and are enjoying the tasty leftovers today… 

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Kontemplating the Kraken…

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Instead of watching television or napping, I confronted the dreaded Kraken, unleashed by Sidney Powell and her legal team in the form of two filings, one 104-page filing in Georgia, and one 75-page filing in Michigan.

Both documents looked like they were written by first-year law students, rife with misspelled and poorly-formatted paragraphs.

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I would think that misspelling the court's name would set the tone for the filing and perhaps be taken as disrespect for the court.

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CAVEAT: I am willing to give the legal team a pass if I found out that the original document -- possibly transmitted by FAX -- was processed using some form of OCR (Optical Character Recognition) into a PDF and nobody re-read the document Or if the errors were introduced by the court's scanning system during filing. ]

I would not bet on the outcome of these filings…

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Both documents were a hodge-podge of theories previously introduced, some involving unconstitutional acts, some poorly defined rules, and procedures, some allegedly deliberate acts that appear to be nefarious, and some conflating the capabilities of hardware and software with deliberated ill-intentioned acts.

Evidence? Maybe!

Proof? No! -- Remember evidence does not become truth until it faces adversarial opposition in a court of law or stipulated by the opposition as accepted fact.

Convincing? Not really! -- However, let us not forget that all previous court cases have been about standing and procedural issues, and not one court has been presented with the evidence. 

In my humble and uninformed opinion, not enough to get a judge to issue a summary judgment to invalidate thousands of votes, call for an election do-over, or declare a specific winner -- but may be sufficient to initiate a hearing which might lead to discovery and a trial.

For evidence, we have sworn affidavits from unchallenged individuals with unexplored motives, observations, and possibly rabid partisanship.

There does not appear to be any whistleblowers, insiders who actually committed illegal acts in the 2016 or 2020 elections. As we have heard in the media, some of these individuals may require subpoenas to compel testimony and protect their government jobs. Others are fearful of physical harm and may require protection much as mob witnesses. The actual exhibits are unavailable for examination as they have been filed "under seal" with the court.

As for procedural issues, a clear case has been made that the election was, to some degree, unmonitored by poll-watchers. However, without specific proof of sufficient wrongdoing, it is unlikely the court would disenfranchise thousands of legal votes -- even though it expressed regrets that the system was not monitored and there were "integrity" issues. The court almost always leans toward system stability. However, Rudy Guiliani has a valid response, "If you don't punish them, they will do it again." Essentially saying that if you don't toss the votes and award the election to Donald Trump, you are guaranteeing bad behavior in the next election and promoting corruption of our entire voting system.

Better odds…

A more likely scenario involves convincing state legislators to refuse election certification or to select "faithful" electors who will cast their electoral votes for President Trump. A long shot, to be sure.

Most likely…

However, an even more likely scenario would see a president Biden, inaugurated under a cloud of illegitimacy. Whether or not the democrat-controlled House of Representatives would investigate and impeach Biden for alleged acts of corruption and seek to remove him from office as they attempted with president trump is unlikely given the alternative of a president Harris that nobody likes or, more importantly, trusts.

It may well be that the state legislators may take emergency action for the upcoming vote in Georgia, have limited “re-do” elections for close and challenged down-ballot candidates, and continue with committees and commissions in the pursuit of “election reform.” In Yogi Berra’s classic observation, Déjà vu all over again.”

It may be that the U.S. Congress will create national standards and certification programs through the non-partisan NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology).

Should the evil-doers be worried? I think not, given the reluctance of politicians to point the finger at other politicians knowing that their party is also guilty of dirty tricks -- just not at this scale or this brazenness.

Red flag on the play?

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Does one wonder if this is a scheme to monetize the issue to benefit Sidney Powell? The address shown is a UPS Store renting post boxes.

Bottom line…

I decided not to re-hash or analyze the specific and repetitive allegations because the situation is fluid and still a crap-shoot.

One of the disturbing allegations in the Georgia filing comes from a social media interview with Michelle Malkin (MICHELLE MALKIN LIVE: JOE OLTMANN EXPOSES DOMINION SYSTEMS RUN BY ANTIFA) where Joe Oltmann, identified as Colorado businessman and activist, claims he infiltrated an “Antifa call” and overheard Eric Coomer, a director at Dominion Voting Systems, allegedly saying: “Don’t worry. Trump won’t win the election, we fixed that.”

“Plaintiffs have also learned through several reports that in 2010 Eric Coomer joined Dominion as Vice President of U.S. Engineering. According to his bio, Coomer graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics. Eric Coomer was later promoted to Voting Systems Officer of Strategy and Security although Coomer has since been removed from the Dominion page of directors. Dominion altered its website after Colorado resident Joe Oltmann disclosed that as a reporter he infiltrated ANTIFA, a domestic terrorist organization where he recorded Eric Coomer representing: “Don’t worry. Trump won’t win the election, we fixed that.” – as well as social media posts with violence threatened against President Trump. (See Joe Oltmann interview with Michelle Malkin dated November 13, 2020 which contains copies of Eric Coomer’s recording and tweets).” [Page 58-59 of Georgia filing]

What makes this disturbing is that this is the type of information contained in the filing and, if true, needs to be presented to the FBI and DOJ rather than a media personality.

I am greatly disappointed in the official and unofficial Trump legal teams. However, I am amazed that noted attorneys like Sidney Powell or Lin Wood would attach their names and reputations to these sloppy filings.

The only reliable conclusion that I can faithfully draw is that our election systems are not secure and needs to be reformed.  They are not even as secure as the ones we implemented in Iraq with a photo-identification, one biometric ID-fingerprint, and in-person voting with purple dye to ensure one citizen-one vote), 

By the way -- the Turkey was great!

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


2020 ELECTIONS -- SYDNEY POWELL LAUNCHES, OR NOT!

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Welcome to Day + 23. Today, we will celebrate Thanksgiving. The very first Thanksgiving came amid a fierce winter. This Thanksgiving comes amid a historic pandemic that has deeply impacted our community, our country, and our world, and an election with unprecedented procedural abuse and fraud. We can give thanks that some seek to uphold our American Constitution, the Rule of Law, and American fairness. The outcome of these efforts is unclear, and we can only pray for an equitable outcome.

NOTE: I received a 104-page complaint, purportedly from Sydney Powell and others, that purports to lay out a scenario that deals with, among other constitutional issues, is voting system fraud involving Dominion Voting Systems. This PDF does not include a case number, no court filing information, and a material spelling error in the header which makes me suspicious of the document. Imagine submitting a document to the court with the header, "IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICCT COURT, NORTHERN DISTRCOICT OF GEORGIA, ATLANTA DIVISION?" After the filing clerk stopped laughing, I think you would be so embarrassed as to withdraw the filing. So I will not be commenting on this particular filing at this time. The source of this document was investigative reporter John Solomon's Just The News Site.

The Pennsylvania Complaint (Excerpts) …

Basically, the new filing alleges Act 77, the statute which allows for voting by mail, violates Pennsylvania’s Constitution and is implemented illegally.

IN THE COMMONWEALTH COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA
No. 620 M.D. 2020

The Honorable Mike Kelly, Sean Parnell, Thomas A. Frank, Nancy Kierzek, Derek Magee, Robin Sauter, Michael Kincaid, and Wanda Logan, Petitioners

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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania General Assembly, Honorable Thomas W. Wolf, Kathy Boockvar, Respondents

COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF

1. This is an action seeking a declaration that the universal mail-in ballot provisions of a law called Act 77 (Act of October 31, 2019, P.L. 552, No. 77 ("Act 77''); see also 25 Pa.Stat.§§ 3146.6(c), 3150.16(c)) are unconstitutional and an injunction prohibiting certification of the results of the November 3, 2020 election in Pennsylvania and/or requiring any such certification to be rescinded, and for other appropriate relief. Act 77 is the most expansive and fundamental change to the Pennsylvania voting code, implemented illegally, to date. Under the Act, and the mail-in ballot scheme it implements, any and all qualified electors are eligible to vote by mail, and no justification needs to be provided. As with prior historical attempts to illegally expand mail-in voting by statute, which have been struck down going as far back as the Military Absentee Ballot Act of 1839, Act 77 is another illegal attempt to override the limitations on absentee voting prescribed in the Pennsylvania Constitution, without first following the necessary procedure to amend the constitution to allow for the expansion.

WHEREFORE, Plaintiffs respectfully request that this Honorable Court enter an order, declaration, and/or injunction that prohibits Defendants from certifying the results of the General Elections which include mail-in ballots which Defendants improperly permitted on a statewide basis; prohibits Defendants from certifying the results of the General Elections which include the tabulation of unauthorized votes, including mail-in ballots which did not meet the Constitutional requirements and, instead, compels Defendants to certify the results of the election based solely on the legal votes or, alternatively, directs that the Pennsylvania General Assembly choose Pennsylvania's electors; award Plaintiffs' reasonable costs and expenses of this action, including attorneys' fees and costs; and provide such other and further legal and equitable relief as this Court deems just and proper.

The Judge Rules (Excerpts) …

IN THE COMMONWEALTH COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA

No. 620 M.D. 2020


The Honorable Mike Kelly, Sean Parnell, Thomas A. Frank, Nancy Kierzek, Derek Magee, Robin Sauter, Michael Kincaid, and Wanda Logan, Petitioners

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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania General Assembly, Honorable Thomas W. Wolf, Kathy Boockvar, Respondents

ORDER


NOW, November 25, 2020, upon consideration of the Petitioners’ Motion for Emergency/Special Prohibitory Injunction (Emergency Motion), the subsequent
filings by the parties, and the new allegations raised in the Petitioners’ Supplemental
Application for Emergency Relief filed at 11:42 p.m. on November 24, 2020
(Supplemental Emergency Application), it is hereby preliminarily ordered and
decreed as follows:

1.  As to the Supplemental Emergency Application, to the extent that there remains any further action to perfect the certification of the results of the 2020 General Election (the “Election”) for the offices of President of the United States of America, Respondents are preliminarily enjoined from doing so, pending an evidentiary hearing to be held on Friday, November 27, 2020 at 11:30 am via WebEx.


2. As to the Emergency Motion, filed on November 22, 2020, inasmuch as Respondents, based on their Press Release and briefs, have not undertaken certification of any of the other results of the Election, Respondents are preliminarily enjoined from certifying the remaining results of the Election, pending the evidentiary hearing on Friday, November 27, 2020 at 11:30 am via WebEx.

3. Respondents shall file and serve an Answer and Memorandum of Law in opposition to the Supplemental Emergency Application by 3:00 p.m. TODAY, November 25, 2020.

4. A scheduling order concerning the evidentiary hearing will follow.

/s/ Patricia A. McCullough
PATRICIA A. McCULLOUGH, Judge

Pennsylvania’s Notice of Appeal to the Supreme Court (Excerpts)…

NOTICE OF APPEAL

Notice is hereby given that Respondent Kathy Boockvar, in her official capacity as Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Respondent the Honorable Thomas W. Wolf, in his official capacity as Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and Respondent the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (“Respondents”) appeal to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania from the November 25, 2020 Order enjoining Respondents from taking “further action to perfect the certification of the results of the 2020 General Election … for the offices of President and Vice President of the United States of America” and from certifying “any of the other results of the Election.” This Order, which is attached as Exhibit A, has been entered on the docket as evidenced by the copy of the docket entry attached as Exhibit B. There is no verbatim record of the proceedings relating to Petitioners’ Motion for Emergency/Special Prohibitory Injunction. A Jurisdictional Statement is being filed and served concurrently with this Notice of Appeal.

Since the Pennsylvania Secretary of State hastily certified the election results, and Governor signed the certificate of ascertainment, in favor of presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden, it is unknown what effect the Judge’s order may have other than providing a path to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and then to the United States Supreme Court. Let us not forget that it was Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who is responsible for much of this mess as he refused to hear a legitimate case involving procedural irregularities in Pennsylvania. The Governor’s “certificate of ascertainment” has allegedly been sent to the national archivist in Washington.

It remains to be seen if the evidence is so compelling as to justify the decertification of the results and/or eliminating defective or improperly cast ballots.

More good news in Georgia...

Following District Judge Steven D. Grimberg's denial of Lin Wood's original Verified Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief (subsequently amended) for an emergency motion injunction to delay certification of the Georgia voting results, Wood stated that he would appeal the case to the Eleventh Circuit court.

"Appellant further submits that the procedures enacted by the Secretary of State and the State Board of Elections relate to the enormous quantity of mail-in-ballots cast in Georgia pursuant to the unlawful 'Consent Decree,' which precludes ascertainment of these ballots’ compliance with the detailed requirements for demonstrating the authenticity of such votes and the eligibility of those purportedly casting such ballots to vote in Georgia. Appellant’s vote was made more difficult that the votes of others who were not required to present identification or were struggling with signature verification."

And, the 11th Circuit granted Lin Wood's Emergency Motion for Expedited Review of his lawsuit challenging the validity of Georgia election procedures. (USCA: 20-14418-RR, 11/25/2020)

And yet another lawsuit was filed by Phillip Kline, not associated by Sidney Powell) which was based on an expert analysis of government data showing that the total number of illegal votes counted and legal votes not counted is greater than 200,000 — vastly exceeding the 12,670-vote margin in the presidential election contest.

No promises of anything other than continuing court proceedings. 

Bottom line…

Constitutional conservatives have one more thing to be thankful for today.

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


ONE CITIZEN SPEAKING WISHES YOU A HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Take time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in your life.

If the video is missing, you can find it here.

Wishing you and yours a safe, healthy, Thanksgiving. Be thankful for those who fought and died to secure your freedom today.

ArmedServices-MIA--steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


GOOGLE DISAPPEARS NEW GEORGIA LAWSUIT

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A search for breaking news – a lawsuit filed in Georgia is nowhere to be found on Google, had to switch to DuckDuckGo…

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Bottom line…

My conclusion, is that when it comes to critical political news that negatively impacts the progressive communist democrats, Google disappears it.

We are so screwed.


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


ELECTION 2020: IS PENNSYLVANIA A DONE DEAL?

Welcome to Day + 22 – Pennsylvania Certifies Election for Biden…

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Pennsylvania certifies Biden as winner of election

Pennsylvania’s secretary of state certified Democrat Joseph R. Biden Tuesday as winner of the presidential election in the commonwealth where President Trump’s legal team is still challenging the results in court.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar certified the results of the Nov. 3 election.

“As required by federal law, I’ve signed the Certificate of Ascertainment for the slate of electors for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,” Mr. Wolf tweeted.

[OCS: Considering the numerous affidavits presented by the Trump team, claiming a fair and free election is a bald-faced lie.]

He thanked election officials “who have administered a fair and free election during an incredibly challenging time in our commonwealth and country’s history.”

“Our election workers have been under constant attack and they have performed admirably and honorably,” Mr. Wolf said. <Source>

Bait and switch: most people do not understand what  Trump’s Pennsylvania appeal means…

While the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to hear an appeal of the president’s case, the appeal has nothing to do with the election or certification, but simply a request to allow the Trump team to refile an amended complaint in the first court where their original complaint was rejected by U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann who excoriated the Trump team.

“One might expect that when seeking such a startling outcome, a plaintiff would come formidably armed with compelling legal arguments and factual proof of rampant corruption, such that this Court would have no option but to regrettably grant the proposed injunctive relief despite the impact it would have on such a large group of citizens.”

That has not happened. Instead, this Court has been presented with strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations, unpled in the operative complaint and unsupported by evidence.”

Shell game – where’s the fraud? Meanwhile, fundraising continues…

State legislatures in Pennsylvania, Arizona and Michigan will hold public hearings on the 2020 presidential election to “provide confidence” that all legal votes have been counted and that “illegal votes have not been counted,” the Trump campaign said.

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The Trump spin…

PENNSYLVANIA, ARIZONA, MICHIGAN LEGISLATURES TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON 2020 ELECTION

MAYOR GIULIANI: “IT’S IN EVERYONE’S INTEREST TO HAVE A FULL VETTING OF ELECTION IRREGULARITIES AND FRAUD”

The Donald J. Trump for President Campaign Legal Team today announced that the State Legislatures in Pennsylvania, Arizona and Michigan will hold public hearings on the election beginning tomorrow and next week in an effort to provide confidence that all of the legal votes have been counted and the illegal votes have not been counted in the November 3rd election.

The first hearing, held by the Pennsylvania State Senate, will be conducted tomorrow, Wednesday, November 25th, in Gettysburg, PA, where each participating Senator will give a five-minute opening statement followed by testimony from witnesses who have filed affidavits attesting to 2020 election fraud. Tomorrow’s hearing will also feature a presentation from former New York City Mayor and Personal Attorney to President Trump, Rudy Giuliani.

On Monday, November 30th, the Arizona legislature will hold their own hearing, followed by the Michigan legislature holding their own hearing on Tuesday, December 1st. Details for both hearings to follow.

“It’s in everyone’s interest to have a full vetting of election irregularities and fraud,” said Mayor Giuliani. “And the only way to do this is with public hearings, complete with witnesses, videos, pictures and other evidence of illegalities from the November 3rd election.”

“We are pleased that the State Legislatures in Pennsylvania, Arizona and Michigan will be convening hearings to examine the November 3rd presidential election,” added Trump campaign Senior Legal Advisor and Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump, Jenna Ellis. “There were serious irregularities, we have proof of fraud in a number of states, and it is important for all Americans to have faith in our electoral process. All we have wanted from the outset is to count every legal vote and discount every illegal vote.”

State Legislatures are uniquely qualified and positioned to hold hearings on election irregularities and fraud before electors are chosen. As established in Article 2, Section 1.2 of the United States Constitution, State Legislatures have the sole authority to select their representatives to the Electoral College, providing a critical safeguard against voter fraud and election manipulation.  <Source>

These hearings have no legal value, and any conclusions are likely to be resisted by the Democrats. There is little or no doubt in my mind that this is a self-serving effort by the politicians to explain away anomalies and to attempt to rebuild the public’s confidence in the election process and the 2020 election results. Meaningless bullshit that does absolutely nothing to redress the massive election fraud that was perpetrated by the progressive socialist democrats. Do not confuse motion with meaningful action.

Establishment Contingency Plan for a Biden Presidency: Let the waste, fraud, and abuse begin…

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Bottom line…

I do not understand why the authorities are not taking a closer look at "black box voting" and the ability to create fractional or weighted voting schemes or system components that would allow operators to change votes as they "cure" ballot flaws. WHERE ARE THE TAMPER-RESISTANT LOGS? 

The latest democrat voter scam in the upcoming Georgia Senate races is urging GOP partisans to write-in Trump's name for the Senate race -- which invalidates and diminished the GOP vote. 

Looking forward to promised court cases in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Arizona, but really looking forward to Thanksgiving turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, apple pie, and ice cream.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


2020 ELECTION: TWO DIFFERENT STORIES: ONE FOR THE PUBLIC, ONE FOR THE JUDGE

Welcome to day + 21...

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It appears that the Trump legal team continues to pursue their Pennsylvania case, claiming massive election fraud in the media and filing allegations of procedural errors in the courts.

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals granted the Trump team's request for an expedited review of a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann that dismissed a lawsuit that requested the remedy of disenfranchising seven million voters, which would give Trump a victory in Pennsylvania.

Request for review…

What the Trump team is asking is for a ruling to compel the original lower court to accept an amended complaint contending that election officials excluded observers as part of an effort to process thousands of flawed mail-in ballots that largely favored Biden. The team did not seek an immediate order from the 3rd Circuit to block certification of Biden as the winner and suggested that they would seek “decertification” if the vote were certified.

“The proposed Second Amended Complaint (ECF 172-2) asserts claims under the Civil Rights Act for violation of the Equal Protection and Due Process clauses because Defendants, the Secretary of the Commonwealth, and seven County Boards of Elections, controlled by Democrats, engaged in a intentional scheme to count defective mail ballots which they knew would favor Joseph Biden over Presidential Donald J. Trump.”  [Case: 20-3371; Document: 5; Filed: 11/22/2020]

The original claim…

The Trump team argued that seven million mail-in ballots in seven majority-Democrat counties in Pennsylvania should be disqualified because of procedural errors; among them were various claims that observers were not generally given full access to the ballot-opening and counting process. This was backed by hundreds of sworn affidavits executed under penalty of perjury and submitted as evidence. The opposition argued the legal action should be dismissed as there was no claim of voter fraud.

The Judge wrote…

“In this action, the Trump Campaign and the Individual Plaintiffs (collectively, the “Plaintiffs”) seek to discard millions of votes legally cast by Pennsylvanians from all corners – from Greene County to Pike County, and everywhere in between. In other words, Plaintiffs ask this Court to disenfranchise almost seven million voters. This Court has been unable to find any case in which a plaintiff has sought such a drastic remedy in the contest of an election, in terms of the sheer volume of votes asked to be invalidated.

One might expect that when seeking such a startling outcome, a plaintiff would come formidably armed with compelling legal arguments and factual proof of rampant corruption, such that this Court would have no option but to regrettably grant the proposed injunctive relief despite the impact it would have on such a large group of citizens.

That has not happened. Instead, this Court has been presented with strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations, unpled in the operative complaint and unsupported by evidence. In the United States of America, this cannot justify the disenfranchisement of a single voter, let alone all the voters of its sixth most populated state.

Our people, laws, and institutions demand more. At bottom, Plaintiffs have failed to meet their burden to state a claim upon which relief may be granted. Therefore, I grant Defendants’ motions and dismiss Plaintiffs’ action with prejudice.”

V. CONCLUSION

“Defendants’ motions to dismiss the First Amended Complaint are granted with prejudice. Leave to amend is denied. “Among the grounds that could justify a denial of leave to amend are undue delay, bad faith, dilatory motive, prejudice, and futility.” Given that: (1) Plaintiffs have already amended once as of right; (2) Plaintiffs seek to amend simply in order to effectively reinstate their initial complaint and claims; and (3) the deadline for counties in Pennsylvania to certify their election results to Secretary Boockvar is November 23, 2020, amendment would unduly delay resolution of the issues. This is especially true because the Court would need to implement a new briefing schedule, conduct a second oral argument, and then decide the issues.”  [Memorandum Opinion: Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. v. Kathy Boockvar; Case 4:20-cv-02078-MWB; Document 202; Filed 11/21/20]

Bottom line…

Still waiting for word of Jordan Sekulow’s “shocking filing” in Georgia.

I see no need for the Trump Team or surrogates to further inflame the lower court by suggesting the Obama-appointed judge lacked the ability of a first-year law student or other pejorative remarks, which I find are highly unprofessional.

We continue to be spectators in this spectacle.  You may want to read: A dozen compelling allegations of voting irregularities in 2020 election .

We are so screwed.

--steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


BIDEN APPOINTS KERRY AS CLIMATE CZAR AT NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL

Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse, you find America-haters, authoritarians, and corrupt individuals being named to high-posts in the Biden/Harris Administration to backstop a fading Joe Biden…

Biden Taps John Kerry to Serve as Climate Czar, Announces Key Cabinet Picks

Joe Biden will nominate former secretary of state John Kerry for climate czar in his presidential cabinet, the Biden-Harris transition team announced on Monday.

Kerry will serve on the White House national security council as the “Special Presidential Envoy for Climate.” The position, which does not require Senate approval, would be the first national security council post to deal with specifically climate change.

[OCS: The man who negotiated an unverifiable Iranian deal that imperiled the United States and its allies with Iranian nuclear-armed ballistic missiles and who authorized funds transfers that allowed Iran to avoid economic collapse and continue to export state-sponsored terrorism should have been rewarded with a long prison sentence.

And let us not forget that the National Security Council was the corrupt hub of lying, spying individuals who assisted in mounting a silent coup d'état against a sitting president and the sabotage of his Administration.]

America will soon have a government that treats the climate crisis as the urgent national security threat it is,” Kerry wrote in a Twitter post. “I’m proud to partner with the President-elect, our allies, and the young leaders of the climate movement to take on this crisis as the President’s Climate Envoy.”

[The current climate crisis is little more than a United Nations’ scheme to allow the United Nations to develop a self-funding mechanism (climate and financial transactions taxation) that does not rely on contributions from member states; breach the sovereignty of nations and allow international authorities to engage in intelligence and law enforcement activities in sovereign jurisdictions, and is the basis for controlling national economies and bringing about United Nations-directed wealth distribution.

We know the climate is always changing, the short time frames in geological time cycles are meaningless, and that contrarian viewpoints from credentialed and experienced scientists have been harshly suppressed. I would be more disposed to fight water, air, and ground pollution rather than something we cannot control.

Let us not forget that the “young leaders” of the environmental movement are mostly socialists and communists who believe in authoritarian government supremacy in all things. That the environmental movement has been infiltrated by enemies who do not wish America well is a proven fact.]

The Biden-Harris team noted that Kerry “was a key architect of the Paris Climate Accord” of 2015. President Trump later pulled out of the treaty, saying its criterion for reducing emissions harmed American manufacturing and energy jobs.

“The Paris Climate Accord is simply the latest example of Washington entering into an agreement that disadvantages the United States to the exclusive benefit of other countries,” Trump said on June 1, 2017. “The agreement doesn’t eliminate coal jobs, it just transfers those jobs out of America and the United States, and ships them to foreign countries.”

[OCS: Another stunningly bad one-sided negotiation that disadvantaged the United States in favor of our enemies in Russia and China. President Trump was correct in his assertions and is now likely to see any progress made by “an exceptional America” destroyed.]

Biden’s nominee for Secretary of State is Antony Blinken, a longtime Biden adviser who served as deputy Secretary of State from 2015 to 2017 during the Obama administration. Prior to that post, Blinken served as national security adviser to Biden during his tenure as Vice President.

[OCS: Let us not forget that Biden has been on the wrong side of almost every historical event he encountered in his nearly 50-years in government. He is a venal, nasty, corrupt individual that thought nothing of selling his office, as did Hillary Clinton, to hostile foreign nations. He has been compromised by China, Russia, and a host of other nations.]

The Biden-Harris team announced Jake Sullivan as nominee for national security adviser. Sullivan served as deputy chief of staff to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and has held various other posts in the Obama-Biden administration.

[OCS: Just when you think it couldn’t get worse, here comes another corrupt, scheming Clintonista to inject further corruption, chaos, and communism into the system.

In addition to Benghazi, the Trump/Russia hoax, and training individuals to resist in the Trump Administration, let us not forget that Sullivan played a key role in negotiating the Iranian nuclear weapons deal and was complicit in sending classified Benghazi information to Hillary Clinton via her unsecured private server. Sullivan is a believer in increased power for labor unions, higher taxes, increased regulation of private business, taxpayer-paid child care, and taxpayer-paid higher education.

Corrupt Democratic Party mediocrities all]

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Bottom line…

If there is anything that I am thankful for today, it is the appointment of former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as the Secretary of the Treasury – infinitely better than Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren who couldn't get Senate confirmation on two occasions for the unconstitutional Consumer Financial Protection Agency she created.

What remains to be seen is if the Attorney General, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has the appetite to fully investigate Obama-era corruption and possibly Joe Biden’s involvement in selling official government access and favors out of his office. Hint: don’t hold your breath. Or, if the mainstream media and social media platforms will swing back toward honest reporting and neutral platforms.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


ELECTION 2020: WHAT WAS THE DOJ DOING IN 2016 AFTER SIMILAR CLAIMS BY THE LEFT?

WTF: This election battle is not new…

Losses in battleground states, electronic voting machines statistical analysis, allegations of suspected fraud, electoral battles, time constraints, experts – as Yogi Berra said, "Déjà vu all over again.” 

Excerpts from a “lefty” publication…

NOV. 22, 2016

Experts Urge Clinton Campaign to Challenge Election Results in 3 Swing States -- By Gabriel Sherman

Hillary Clinton is being urged by a group of prominent computer scientists and election lawyers to call for a recount in three swing states won by Donald Trump, New York has learned.

The group, which includes voting-rights attorney John Bonifaz and J. Alex Halderman, the director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society, believes they’ve found persuasive evidence that results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania may have been manipulated or hacked. The group is so far not speaking on the record about their findings and is focused on lobbying the Clinton team in private.

Last Thursday, the activists held a conference call with Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and campaign general counsel Marc Elias to make their case, according to a source briefed on the call. The academics presented findings showing that in Wisconsin, Clinton received 7 percent fewer votes in counties that relied on electronic-voting machines compared with counties that used optical scanners and paper ballots.'

Based on this statistical analysis, Clinton may have been denied as many as 30,000 votes; she lost Wisconsin by 27,000. While it’s important to note the group has not found proof of hacking or manipulation, they are arguing to the campaign that the suspicious pattern merits an independent review — especially in light of the fact that the Obama White House has accused the Russian government of hacking the Democratic National Committee.

According to current tallies, Trump has won 290 Electoral College votes to Clinton’s 232, with Michigan’s 16 votes not apportioned because the race there is still too close to call. It would take overturning the results in both Wisconsin (10 Electoral College votes) and Pennsylvania (20 votes), in addition to winning Michigan’s 16, for Clinton to win the Electoral College. There is also the complicating factor of “faithless electors,” or members of the Electoral College who do not vote according to the popular vote in their states. At least six electoral voters have said they would not vote for Trump, despite the fact that he won their states.

The Clinton camp is running out of time to challenge the election. According to one of the activists, the deadline in Wisconsin to file for a recount is Friday; in Pennsylvania, it’s Monday; and Michigan is next Wednesday.

Whether Clinton will call for a recount remains unclear. The academics so far have only a circumstantial case that would require not just a recount but a forensic audit of voting machines. Also complicating matters, a senior Clinton adviser said, is that the White House, focused on a smooth transfer of power, does not want Clinton to challenge the election result. Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri did not respond to a request for comment. But some Clinton allies are intent on pushing the issue.

This afternoon, Huma Abedin’s sister Heba encouraged her Facebook followers to lobby the Justice Department to audit the 2016 vote. “Call the DOJ…and tell them you want the votes audited,” she wrote. “Even if it’s busy, keep calling.”

Update: Halderman has elaborated on his claims in a Medium post published Wednesday morning.'

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Amplification...

Nov 23, 2016

Want to Know if the Election was Hacked? Look at the Ballots J. Alex Halderman

How might a foreign government hack America’s voting machines to change the outcome of a presidential election?

Here’s one possible scenario.

First, the attackers would probe election offices well in advance in order to find ways to break into their computers. Closer to the election, when it was clear from polling data which states would have close electoral margins, the attackers might spread malware into voting machines in some of these states, rigging the machines to shift a few percent of the vote to favor their desired candidate. This malware would likely be designed to remain inactive during pre-election tests, do its dirty business during the election, then erase itself when the polls close. A skilled attacker’s work might leave no visible signs — though the country might be surprised when results in several close states were off from pre-election polls.

The only way to know whether a cyberattack changed the result is to closely examine the available physical evidence — paper ballots and voting equipment in critical states like Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, nobody is ever going to examine that evidence unless candidates in those states act now, in the next several days, to petition for recounts.


J. Alex Halderman is Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Michigan and Director of Michigan’s Center for Computer Security & Society. His course on election technology, Securing Digital Democracy, is available on Coursera. He was recently named by Popular Science as one of the “ten brightest minds reshaping science, engineering, and the world.”

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Bottom line…

It appears that those elected officials in the battleground states need to prove to us that their elections are fair. Not react to challenges by the candidates.

We now know why there was no investigation, one, if anything, it was the democrats stealing votes – just not enough this time; and two, we know what the DOJ and FBI were doing… they were collaborating with the Obama White House to spy on the Trump campaign and investigate a non-existent “pee-pee” hoax.

We are so screwed,

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


2020 ELECTION: WHAT HAPPENED TO SIDNEY POWELL?

Day + 20 … Just when you thought it couldn’t get any crazier…

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Donald Trump Legal Team and Sidney Powell part ways …

I have my suspicions that the Trump legal team may be fighting a delaying or distracting game, and that the goal of the litigation is to immunize a post-President Donald Trump, his children, and his company from further investigation, prosecution, and media scrutiny. Perhaps to inveigle a Nixon-like blanket pardon from the incoming Administration and possibly a pass from the virulent activist progressive socialist democrats in local and state venues.

“One of the biggest tests awaiting President-elect Joe Biden after he takes office is how his Justice Department will handle calls from some Democrats to investigate and prosecute President Trump.

Trump will lose expansive legal protections after Jan. 20, and the new administration will have to decide whether to follow up on congressional and local law enforcement investigations or try to turn the page on the Trump era and avoid the political risks that could come with such an unprecedented court case.

No former president has ever been charged with a crime after leaving office, but Trump is already the subject of a number of probes. In New York, the state attorney general and the Manhattan district attorney are conducting fraud investigations into his past business practices.

And Biden will likely face pressure from some Democratic lawmakers and voters to go after Trump for what they believe has been a presidential term rife with abuses of power.” <Source>

I have also had my suspicions that the Trump legal team, storied as it might be, could successfully execute a full-blown investigation and prepare a compelling court case in a severely-constrained time-frame and get a court to invalidate thousands of votes en masse or halt election certification.

And, I have always wondered why any reputable lawyer would put their reputation and credibility on the line for an almost-fantastically fanciful tale of a widespread foreign conspiracy if there were not threads of truth running through the allegations. But, then again, we saw many noted attorneys buy into the Trump/Russia hoax and give full-throated attention to something that was proved to be little more than a Democrat campaign opposition scheme.

Giuliani releases a statement distancing the Trump campaign from lawyer Sidney Powell.

POWELL-GONE'

Two members of the Trump Presidential Team, lead attorney Rudy Giuliani and Senior Legal Adviser Jenna Ellis released a statement that appeared to be cutting a prominent team member, attorney Sidney Powell, from the Trump team.

“Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity.”

However, let us not forget Donald Trump’s pattern and practice regarding media engagements, and when Trump or his advisors (probably his children) dislike the quality and quantity of an individual’s media appearances.

Perhaps evidence of this dissatisfaction with Sidney Powell could be foreshadowed by the filing of Powell’s “Kraken” affidavit regarding Dominion voting machines by attorney Lin Wood in a Georgia filing; Jordan Sekulow’s  promised of a “shocking” new court filing in Georgia this week, and Sidney Powell‘s announcement in an interview with Larry O’Connor that she was not being funded by the Trump Campaign, but the “People of the United States” – and then proceeded to give out her own 501 c(4) non-profit organization named like a legal defense fund, “DefendingtheRepublic.org?”

Update from Sidney Powell…

STATEMENT FROM SIDNEY POWELL TO "WE THE PEOPLE"

I agree with the campaign's statement that I am not part of the campaign's legal team. I never signed a retainer agreement or sent the President or the campaign a bill for my expenses or fees.

My intent has always been to expose all the fraud I could find and let the chips fall where they may--whether it be upon Republicans or Democrats.

The evidence I'm compiling is overwhelming that this software tool was used to shift millions of votes from President Trump and other Republican candidates to Biden and other Democrat candidates. 

We are proceeding to prepare our lawsuit and plan to file it this week.  It will be epic.

We will not allow this great Republic to be stolen by communists from without and within or our votes altered or manipulated by foreign actors in Hong Kong, Iran, Venezuela, or Serbia, for example, who have neither regard for human life nor the people who are the engine of this exceptional country.

#WeThePeople elected Donald Trump and other Republican candidates to restore the vision of America as a place of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  

You may assist this effort by making a non tax-deductible contribution to www.DefendingTheRepublic.org.  #KrakenOnSteroids"

Sidney Powell

After reading Sidney Powell's response, a few thoughts come to mind. One, she is fighting with Guiliani over direction or money. Two, the team decided to bifurcate their attack to remove some of the more sensational claims. Three, Powell believes she has a real case and refuses to compromise her integrity. Or four, she has gone down the rabbit hole. However, it should be noted that there are two timelines -- one time-constrained and requiring the immediate application of time, money, and effort, and one that may take months or years to resolve. The Trump team did the right thing to bifurcate the court challenges.

More questions than answers…

From what I have heard and read, the allegations of election fraud and ballot manipulation go far beyond civil matters -- directly into violations of various federal criminal statutes. So, where are the DOJ and FBI? Where is President Trump, and why isn't he taking action? Or does he have something else -- something more personal -- in mind?

Bottom line...

I find it highly disturbing that a large number of Republicans believe that the Democrats rigged the election and are perfectly willing to simply move forward and accept a President Biden -- thinking the GOP will fix it in the next election. Believing that tomorrow will reveal truths and present the remedies that will redress past issues and help build a better future.

To which I reply, bullshit! Ask yourself where is the Department of Justice and the FBI when it comes to subverting the 2016 election and covering up the criminality of the Obama Administration? Oh right, the corrupt leadership of the DOJ and FBI were complicit in the criminal activities as was the White House. Are you still waiting for the Durham Report?

Perhaps it is time to respond like Democrats, to organize, to subvert, and to resist wherever and whenever we can. And, as one who has seen some of my posts erased from Goggle, isn't it time to hold the social media platforms responsible for election interference?

Will this be a Thanksgiving for the GOP and all Americans or simply another week closer to state certifications for a Biden/Harris Administration?

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS