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‘How do you fix it?’ – Steven Crowder speaks to Clark County Elections Office about voter rolls

Recently, TheBlaze.com reported, “Conservative comedian and BlazeTV host Steven Crowder claimed that an unknown person or group attempted to engage in a cover-up by altering public records to hide the fact that a former Hillary Clinton staffer — who has allegedly been missing for two years — voted illegally in Nevada during the 2020 election.”

Crowder made a phone call Wednesday to the Clark County Elections Office and spoke to Dan Cullen about known voter roll errors.

Crowder asked if Clark County had required voters to verify their identification before their voter information is updated. Crowder simply wanted to know if there is a process in place that ensures voter information is updated accurately.

“How do you fix it? This is a person who voted from an address that does not exist,” Crowder asked.

Cullen eventually admitted that there is no law in place that can guarantee voter information is accurate.

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Contested NY-22 election nears resolution, with the Republican leading by 122 votes

Though today is Feb. 1, 2021, the 2020 U.S. election has yet to be fully resolved, as the race in New York’s 22nd Congressional District remains unresolved.

Republican Claudia Tenney currently holds a 122-vote lead over Democratic candidate Anthony Brindisi after state Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte on Friday ruled which votes should be counted and which should be rejected in the disputed race, WSYR-TV reports.

Prior to Friday’s ruling, Tenney led Brindisi by only 29 votes. But the Brindisi campaign had argued in court that 69 ballots from Oneida County that were not counted should have been. These ballots were from voters who registered to vote with the DMV by the deadline to do so, but did not appear in records on Election Day, requiring them to fill out an affidavit ballot. The Oneida County Board of Elections did not process these registrations, and the votes were not counted.

The Brindisi campaign wanted only 69 ballots to be counted; however, state Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte ordered every ballot that was rejected on these grounds to be counted, not just the ones Brindisi’s campaign brought forward. The result was 139 new votes counted for Brindisi and 232 new votes for Tenney, expanding Tenney’s lead to 122 votes.

Justice DelConte also ruled Friday that hundreds of affidavit/provisional ballots the Brindisi campaign wants counted should not be considered. These discounted votes include 128 ballots from voters who dropped ballots off at the wrong polling place, 20 ballots cast in the wrong county, and 85 ballots cast by so-called “purged voters,” people who were previously registered to vote but were inactive voters for so long that they were removed from registration lists.

“Despite the severity of the transgressions that have been uncovered in this proceeding, including multiple violations of state and federal Election Law, this Court has no authority to grant any other relief,” DelConte wrote in his opinion.

On Monday, local boards of elections from the 22nd District returned to court to make their final vote counts official before certifying the results of the election on Tuesday. The Brindisi campaign, however, has vowed to appeal the state Supreme Court decision (in New York, the Supreme Courts are appellate courts and the Court of Appeals is the state’s highest court).

“The integrity, accuracy, and efficiency of this process has always been the Brindisi campaign’s priority. With ballots still to be counted as part of the initial count and pending appeals from both parties, it is important not to rush to judgment. We are hopeful that once all the legal ballots are counted, Anthony will be certified the winner,” a spokesman for the Brindisi campaign said Friday night.

The Democratic campaign filed paperwork Monday to delay the court-ordered certification of the vote.

“Substantial errors and irregularities in the conduct of the election have come to light. As these proceedings have continued, that evidence has only mounted. … As a result, a hand audit is warranted under New York law and should be immediately ordered,” the campaign said in court documents.

WSYR-TV however reported that Tenney’s lead is likely insurmountable.

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Dominion Voting Systems sues Rudy Giuliani

Dominion Voting Systems has filed a 107-page lawsuit against Trump campaign lawyer Rudy Giuliani, accusing him of defaming the company and harming its ability to conduct business in the future by publicly making a number of false statements about its equipment.

Giuliani becomes the latest defendant in a lawsuit filed by Dominion, joining pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell and the Trump campaign, all of whom now face potential financial consequences for their public claims about the company.

The company claims in its lawsuit that it has had to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra security for employees as a result of Giuliani’s defamatory statements, as well as over $1 million responding to claims made by the various defendants after the election.

The lawsuit also claims that the allegations made by Giuliani and others have damaged the company’s reputation and made it more difficult to continue doing business. It seeks $1.3 billion in damages, on the basis that the false statements made by Giuliani and other defendants have threatened the business viability of the entire company.

The lawsuit is based on statements made by Giuliani on social media, Fox News appearances, and appearances before legislative committees. The lawsuit notes that Giuliani did not make these claims in court, where he would have been privileged against being sued for defamation, but would have risked bar discipline, including loss of his law license. According to the lawsuit, “Notably, not a single one of the three complaints signed and filed by Giuliani and other attorneys for the Trump Campaign in the Pennsylvania action contained any allegations about Dominion.”

Attorneys for Giuliani did not reply to a request for comment from either Reuters or the New York Times.

A number of pro-Trump personalities and publications have publicly retracted claims that were made about voting equipment in the days immediately after the election, including Fox News and Newsmax, which ran segments that fact-checked their own on-air personalities after legal threats were made by voting software company Smartmatic.

An attorney for Dominion told the New York Times that the company intends to file other lawsuits against individuals and media entities that have made claims about the company. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has indicated that he has received a letter from Dominion threatening a lawsuit, and a number of other prominent personalities are apparently in Dominion’s crosshairs.

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Horowitz: DNI Ratcliffe accuses CIA of covering up Chinese interference in 2020 election

We should have known. Everything the Democrats insinuate against and project upon Trump is usually something they and their allies are concocting as we speak. They spent four years accusing Trump of colluding with the Russians to steal the 2016 election. Now, according to the director of national intelligence (DNI), the Chinese were trying to interfere in the 2020 election, but the CIA stifled that information from getting out to lawmakers and the public, even as it pushed the Russian collusion hoax. Which party do you think is in bed – quite literally – with the Chinese?

Yesterday, the Washington Examiner published a letter DNI John Ratcliffe sent to Congress on January 7, warning that he does not believe “the majority view expressed by the Intelligence Community (IC) analysts fully and accurately reflects the scope of the Chinese government’s efforts to influence the 2020 U.S. federal elections.”

Ratcliffe cited a report by the Intelligence Community’s analytic ombudsman Barry Zulauf, which was originally posted by the Examiner 10 days ago, accusing the CIA of applying a double standard when assessing Russian influence vs. Chinese influence in our elections.

“Given analytic differences in the way Russia and China analysts examined their targets, China analysts appeared hesitant to assess Chinese actions as undue influence or interference,” Zulauf wrote. “These analysts appeared reluctant to have their analysis on China brought forward because they tended to disagree with the Administration’s policies, saying in effect, I don’t want our intelligence used to support those policies.”

Here is the crux of Ratcliffe’s concern based on the Zulauf report:

So, we are just supposed to go on with our lives and pretend like there is nothing to do on the China front or the election integrity front?

What is so disconcerting is that Ratcliffe didn’t voice these concerns earlier last year or at least in November when the entire media and Trump’s own administration disregarded any concerns about election security and stifled any question of congressional or state legislative hearings.

The projection of the left is mind-boggling. Leftists accuse their opponents of sacking democracy while they lock down the Bill of Rights for an entire year and parade over 20,000 troops in our nation’s capital with no violent actors in sight. They talk about insecure elections for four years, but suddenly there is no problem with election security even as we know the Chinese are trying to interfere with elections and we had the most unusual process of casting ballots this year in our nation’s history. They accuse Trump of creating a Berlin wall to keep out foreign belligerents at our southern border but are now surrounding the people’s House with high walls to keep out Americans.

How any Republican can move on from this election without any effort at the state and federal levels to reform our elections is criminal. They refuse to even create an election commission, which was the entire purpose of objecting to certification of the election on January 6. Putting aside the issue with mail-in ballots, none of us have given enough thought to the electronic voting systems. The vulnerability to cyber attacks should concern everyone and indeed did concern the Democrats after the 2016 election.

A return to paper ballots should be a no-brainer for anyone who wants to secure our elections. But alas, at this pace, such a view will be deemed criminal speech that is not protected by the First Amendment. Rather than focusing our IC like laser beams on China counterintelligence, they will focus singularly on conservatives who raise concerns about them.

So next time you wonder why the IC is not focused on external threats to our security, just remember that we the people are the enemy. And that is exactly how the Chinese Communists want it.

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Whitlock: Ignoring the concerns of Trump supporters will destroy America

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 poor 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.

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Horowitz: Republicans have nobody to blame but themselves

Perhaps if Republicans would govern differently from Democrats rather than acting like Democrats, they’d inspire people to vote for something new and exciting. Until then, they have nobody to blame but themselves for failing to motivate their base to vote for them.

Aside from Florida, where can you find bold GOP governance? And not surprisingly, that is the state where Republicans overperformed in November. Georgia, on the other hand, is a state where Republicans have strong majorities in both chambers of the legislature and control every statewide office, but they couldn’t even pass an anti-gang bill or any voter integrity laws.

Self-inflicted wounds by the aimless GOP

What comes around goes around. Now they have failed to inspire voters, plus they have enabled a juggernaut machine of mail-in ballots that has come back to bite them, making it impossible for them to ever win statewide. After what happened in November, for the GOP to not use its full power to end mail-in ballots is equivalent to a victim of burglary hanging up a sign inviting more burglars rather than getting a steel door and an alarm system.

GOP officials and pundits are blaming the conservative base and Trump voters for not turning out in sufficient numbers for the two GOP Senate candidates. We can debate the prudence of the decision of these voters to sit out the election, but that would miss the salient point. The very fact that a portion of voters are not inspired to turn out for Republicans given how radical the Democrats are is a testament to how milquetoast and downright perfidious the Republican Party has been when it is in power at the state and national levels. Toss into the equation the fact that most GOP leaders failed to do anything about voter fraud, and Republicans have nobody to blame but themselves for the defection.

We have all absorbed a year of the worst lockdown and suspension of liberties in American history. It has touched the lives of voters across the ideological spectrum, particularly lower-income voters who rely more on in-person work and schooling, yet Republicans barely spoke about the lockdown, much less used their power to chart a new course. They make veiled references to the shutdown, but agree to the premise of the leftist strategy on the virus. They failed to use any federal legislation to force adherence to the Constitution.

Republicans speak vaguely about the danger of the “defund the police” movement, but they fail to offer a bold contrast with a victims’ bill of rights and legislative proposals to lock up the criminals. Instead, they have joined the jailbreak bandwagon. When you look at the core policy outcomes, despite the sharp divergence in rhetoric, you can barely tell the difference between the parties. This is reflected in the fact that every major budget bill of the past four years was passed with nearly universal Democrat support. If you are a swing voter in a state like Georgia with Republicans as the incumbent party at the federal and state levels, what have you been offered by the GOP, and why wouldn’t you blame them for the inimical effects of the status quo?

Trump managed to inspire white working-class voters and a growing group of working-class black and Hispanic voters. Republicans can belittle those voters for only turning out for Trump, but why don’t they ever ask themselves why these voters are not automatically inclined to turn out for every Republican?

Let’s be brutally realistic. Is the Senate really 50-50? How many Senate Republicans really oppose the lockdown agenda? How many Republicans really support strong borders and stand against Antifa? How many Republicans offer a modicum of contrast on social and fiscal issues, even if Democrats sound more unhinged on the details? In that regard you will see that Democrats easily already had an 80+ seat majority on most issues that mattered.

Obviously, the official Democrat control of the Senate will make a difference for judicial appointments, but keep in mind that if Joe Biden is president, there really was a limit to how much Susan Collins, Mitt Romney, and Lisa Murkowski would have played block and tackle against him.

The good news and the path forward

Democrats are actually in a very precarious political position. They will now likely control all three branches of the federal government. Voters rejected Republicans and some suburban voters didn’t like Trump, but they do not support the radical agenda of the Democratic base. Democrats are now like the dog that caught the car, over a narrow mountainous bridge. They own the responsibility of all the policy outcomes, but have tiny majorities in both houses built upon Democrats in conservative house districts and Senators Tester, Brown, and Manchin from deep red states (Plus the Arizona Democrats) who will lose re-election if they push too far. Not to mention the fact that radical Raphael Warnock will have to stand for re-election again in Georgia with Biden as the incumbent. They won’t have Republicans to help them pass unpopular bills and take the blame for it like they do so often.

While Biden struggles with the weakest and most tenuous mandate in recent memory at the federal level, conservatives will have an opportunity to fight back at the state level. Republicans hold enormous power in many states, including in Georgia. Now is the time to use it while voters perceive Democrats as being in charge at the federal level. They will have a greater mandate to push back against corona fascism and crime than they did under Trump.

In that respect, conservatives are starting from a much stronger position than they did in 2009, when Obama won with greater control at the federal and state levels. Now is their time to learn from the mistakes of the past and not have the new patriot movement sucked into the black hole of the same unreformed GOP.

Between unified slates of primary challengers, a hyper-local focus on national issues at the state and county levels, and converting the Trump movement into a real grassroots effort to create sanctuaries from Biden and Democrats in red states, they have the opportunity to inaugurate a new movement that could eventually morph into a new party. That is what should have happened with the Tea Party before it got hijacked by the same GOP it was designed to reform and we wound up with Mitt Romney as the nominee in 2014.

Moreover, the precedents Democrats have set during the Trump presidency by creating de facto neo-confederacies in blue states should easily grease the skids for a much stronger opposition to Biden from red states then we saw against Obama in 2009.

Thus, as dark a political era as it may seem we are entering, there are some great opportunities hidden around the corner. The only question is whether conservatives will finally look elsewhere for their vehicle to grasp those opportunities.

As for the GOP establishment dwellers, they can pout, kick, scream, blame, and accuse all they want, but a party cannot be at war with its base indefinitely — not without consequences.

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Levin: On January 6, we learn whether our Constitution will hold

January 6 is the day we learn whether our Constitution will hold and whether congressional Republicans care.

The 2020 presidential election was, in several targeted battleground states, an unconstitutional electoral exercise. Even putting aside evidence of significant fraud, virtually none of which received a hearing by our courts, events leading up to and including the November national election constituted a radical and grave departure from the federal electoral system adopted by the framers of the Constitution and the state ratification conventions. Now, let’s be clear: None of this matters to the Democrat Party, since it and its surrogates perpetrated these unconstitutional acts, as I shall soon explain. Nor does it matter to the media, which is utterly illiterate on the subject and unequivocally supports the supposed outcome in any event. But it should be of great moment and concern to the people of this country and especially to congressional Republicans in both Houses, for if the latter do not at least confront and challenge this lawlessness on January 6, when Congress meets to count the electors, it will be the GOP’s undoing and, simultaneously, the undoing of our presidential electoral system. Ultimately, it will be the people of the United States who love our republic who will be the losers.

Win, lose, or draw, on January 6, the Republicans must not act as if “the people have spoken” and be cowered into passivity or worse, such as joining the Democrat Party and media hecklers, by insisting that they are part of a lawless party seeking to “reverse the results of the election.” Too many Republicans have already buckled, including the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, Sen. John Thune, and Rep. Adam Kinzinger. No doubt others who are unreliable and cowardly when facing the organized mob will follow. But let us not be judged by those who have intentionally and strategically manipulated our politics and the law to undermine our constitutional order. It is they who must be condemned.

Specifically, Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 of the federal Constitution could not be more explicit. It states, in pertinent part: “Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress …” This language was purposeful. During the Constitutional Convention, there were various proposals suggested for electing a president. Should the president be directly elected by the people? That proposal was rejected out of concern that such a purely democratic process could be hijacked by a temporary majority. Should the president be chosen in the first instance from within the national legislature? That proposal was also rejected on grounds of separation of powers. Should the judiciary play a role in the selection of the president? That idea was dispensed with as being the most objectionable, as judges were to be the least political of all public officials. The framers deliberatively and with much thought created the Electoral College process, in which the people and their elected legislatures — both state and national — would play important roles. But the electoral process rested first and foremost on the state legislatures directing how the electors would be chosen. The reason: While rejecting the direct election of a president, the framers concluded that the state legislatures were closest to the people in their respective states and would be the best representatives of their interests. At no time did the framers even raise the possibility that governors, attorneys general, secretaries of state, election boards, administrators, etc., would play any significant role in the electoral process. Indeed, certain of those offices did not even exist. Moreover, as I said, the courts were rejected out of hand. Thus, such an important power was to be exercised exclusively by the state legislatures.

After the 2016 election, the Democrat Party, its various surrogate groups, and eventually the Biden campaign unleashed hundreds of lawsuits and an unrelenting lobbying campaign in key states that had previously been won by President Trump, taking unconstitutional measures intended to stop President Trump from winning these states in the 2020 election, thereby literally undoing this critical constitutional provision. What had been carefully crafted at the Constitutional Convention and clearly spelled out in the Constitution was the main obstacle to defeating President Trump and winning virtually all future presidential elections. The problem for the Democrats was that in several of these battleground states, the Republicans controlled the legislatures, while the Democrats controlled state executive offices. The Constitution was not on their side. Therefore, they used the two branches of government that were to have no role in directing the appointment of electors to eviscerate the role of the Republican legislatures.

In Pennsylvania, considered the battleground of the battleground states, the Democrat governor, attorney general, and secretary of state made and enforced multiple changes to the state’s voting procedures, all of which were intended to assist the Democrats and Biden. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, whose seven justices are elected, has a 5-2 Democrat majority. (In 2018, there was a big push by the Democrat Party to fill three of the seats with Democrats, and it succeeded.) Just months before the general election, that court rewrote the state election laws to eliminate signature requirements or signature matching, eliminate postal markings that were intended to ensure votes were timely, and extended the counting of mail-in ballots to Friday at 5:00 p.m. (state law had a hard date and time — election day on Tuesday, which ended at 8:00 p.m. ET), thereby fundamentally altering Pennsylvania’s election laws and nullifying the federal constitutional role of the Republican legislature.

In Michigan, among other things, the Democrat secretary of state unilaterally changed the state’s election laws with respect to absentee ballot applications and signature verification. Indeed, she sent unsolicited absentee ballot applications by mail prior to the primary and general elections. State law required would-be voters to request such ballots. She intentionally circumvented the Republican state legislature and violated the federal Constitution by issuing over 7 million unsolicited ballots. Furthermore, a court of claims judge, appointed by a Democrat, ordered clerks to accept ballots postmarked by Nov. 2 and received within 14 days of the election, the deadline for results to be certified. The ballots would be counted as provisional ballots. The state legislature had no role in these changes.

In Wisconsin, the Elections Commission and local Democrat officials in the state’s largest cities, including Milwaukee and Madison, changed the state’s election laws. Among other things, they placed hundreds of unmanned drop boxes in strategic locations in direct violation of state law. Not surprisingly, the locations were intended to be most convenient to Democrat voters. In addition, they told would-be voters how to avoid security measures like signature verification and photo ID requirements. These bureaucrats and local officials bypassed the Republican legislature in altering state election procedures.

In Georgia, the secretary of state is a Republican. Regardless, as explained in the Texas lawsuit brought against Georgia and the three other states mentioned above, “on March 6, 2020, in Democratic Party of Georgia v. Raffensperger, Georgia’s Secretary of State entered a Compromise Settlement Agreement and Release with the Democratic Party of Georgia to materially change the statutory requirements for reviewing signatures on absentee ballot envelopes to confirm the voter’s identity by making it far more difficult to challenge defective signatures beyond the 22 express mandatory procedures set forth at GA. CODE § 21-2-386(a)(1)(B). 71. Among other things, before a ballot could be rejected, the Settlement required a registrar who found a defective signature to now seek a review by two other registrars, and only if a majority of the registrars agreed that the signature was defective could the ballot be rejected but not before all three registrars’ names were written on the ballot envelope along with the reason for the rejection. These cumbersome procedures are in direct conflict with Georgia’s statutory requirements, as is the Settlement’s requirement that notice be provided by telephone (i.e., not in writing) if a telephone number is available. Finally, the Settlement purports to require State election officials to consider issuing guidance and training materials drafted by an expert retained by the Democratic Party of Georgia.” Georgia’s Republican legislature had no role in these electoral changes resulting from consent decree.

Consequently, in each of these four battleground states — and there were others — whether through executive fiats or litigation, key, if not core, aspects of state election laws were fundamentally altered in contravention of the explicit power granted to the state legislatures and, therefore, in violation of the federal Constitution and the process set forth for directing the selection of electors. And this is before we even get to the issue of voter fraud. That said, in many instances, ballots that would have been rejected or, if counted, evidence of fraud, were now said to be legal — not by state legislatures but by those who unilaterally changed the election laws.

The United States Supreme Court had an opportunity before the election, and in this general election cycle, to make clear to the states that they must comply with the plain language of Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 of the Constitution. Indeed, when a federal district judge in Michigan altered that state’s election laws, a closely divided U.S. Supreme Court overturned his order. Justice Gorsuch pointed out that the state legislature writes election laws. However, when a case was brought to the Court involving the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s interference in state election laws, the U.S. Supreme Court was paralyzed. Chief Justice Roberts attempted to distinguish between federal and state courts, which is irrelevant; in another instance, Justice Alito ordered the Pennsylvania secretary of state, not once but twice, to segregate certain mail-in ballots, but nothing came of it. A court divided against itself cannot stand, to paraphrase Abraham Lincoln. Its failure to enforce the Constitution (and by that I don’t mean make law or intervene in legitimate state election decisions) has contributed mightily to our current plight.

Despite what has been reported and repeated, the president is not actually or officially chosen on Election Day. The president is not chosen upon the certification of electors by the states. The process ends in Congress. And on Jan. 6, Congress — following both the Constitution and its own procedural law — makes the final decision on who is to be president and vice president of the United States. Of course, in every election in my lifetime, up to now, while there have been some controversies, the process has proceeded without much attention. But this time is different, as it must be. The Democrat Party, its surrogates, and eventually the Biden campaign instituted an unprecedented legal and lobbying campaign, mostly under the radar, as it was not well covered by the usual media outlets, to undermine our Constitution, the Republican state legislatures, and the Trump re-election campaign, in favor of Biden. In other words, the Constitution’s electoral process for choosing electors and ultimately the president and vice president was systematically and strategically attacked. It is now left to Congress, or at least the Republicans in Congress, to confront this. The Democrat Party has done severe damage to the nation’s electoral system, to the point where the state legislatures are now in the position of having the least input on the manner in which elections are held and federal electors are chosen — the complete opposite of what the Constitution compels and the framers unequivocally intended. And the legislatures in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Georgia have, in a variety of ways, objected to what’s occurred, underscoring the seriousness of the problem.

If this outcome is allowed to stand without a fight on Jan. 6, it is difficult to see how this can be fixed. The Democrats will view this as a sure sign that they are free to do more and even worse. It will become extremely difficult for Republicans to win nationwide elections (something the ten or so GOP senators who wish to run for president should keep in mind). It will also become increasingly difficult to win a Republican majority in the Senate. And the 2020 constitutional violations will be used as a baseline for even more unconstitutional manipulations of the electoral system. The Democrat Party’s goal is to turn the nation’s electoral system into the one-party rule that exists in virtually all blue states, especially California with its supermajorities.

As I said earlier, win, lose, or draw, the congressional Republicans must act. It is the Democrats and their media who seek to undo election results by undoing the election system. Look at what they did in 2016 (need I remind everyone of the relentless assault against candidate and then President Trump?) and now 2020. And they have every intention, as they have boldly proclaimed, to further undermine our constitutional system should they win the Senate majority in a few days — by eliminating the filibuster and any ability to slow their radical legislative agenda; packing the Supreme Court with left-wing ideologues; and packing the Senate with four more Democrats from Puerto Rico and D.C. And that’s just for starters. This is the same party that did not care that it had no hope of removing President Trump in the Senate, but impeached him anyway — on the most specious of grounds. They are playing for keeps and destroying our constitutional system, for which they have little regard. I am well aware that it takes a majority of both Houses to send the election of the president to the House of Representatives, where each delegation gets one vote, an extremely difficult hurdle.

Nonetheless, it is not asking too much for the Republicans to uphold the United States Constitution — which they all took an oath to do — and to fight to preserve and protect the plain words set forth in Article II. They must make the case to and on behalf of the American people. And they must make it clear to the Democrats that we, the people, who believe in this Republic, will not roll over! Now, let’s see how many statesmen there are among Republican members of Congress.

Mark Levin is the host of LevinTV on BlazeTV.

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Sidney Powell says White House officials have blocked her from speaking to President Trump

Attorney Sidney Powell says White House officials have barred her from speaking to President Donald Trump, claiming the president’s “own people are misleading and undermining him.”

What are the details?

Powell told The Washington Examiner that her access to Trump has been cut off since Friday, when the president reportedly floated the idea of appointing her to serve as a special counsel to investigate voter fraud — which was an idea shot down by some of his advisers.

“I haven’t met or spoken with the President since Friday night,” Powell told the Examiner. “The President knows this election was stolen but he is not getting the support he, the Constitution, and the Republic deserve. His own people are misleading and undermining him while protecting their own careers and agendas.”

She added:

“I haven’t spoken with the DNI on these issues at all. My efforts to educate [Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani] on demonstrable foreign interference in the election including multiple CISA and FBI findings have been met with irrational hostility. I have been blocked by White House counsel and others from seeing or speaking to the President since I raised the public formal findings and even more evidence of the foreign interference from IRAN and CHINA in this election.”

Powell became nationally recognized due to her defense of Trump’s former national security adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn, and her profile has been raised following the election with her filing of several unsuccessful “Kraken” lawsuits alleging widespread voter fraud.

What did the Trump campaign say?

More than a month ago, the Trump campaign publicly distanced itself from Powell, after she alleged during a campaign news conference that voting machines were manipulated nationwide to flip the election for President-elect Joe Biden as part of a widespread conspiracy involving foreign powers.

Giuliani reiterated Monday on Newsmax:

“Let me say definitively: Sidney Powell is not part of our legal team. She hasn’t been for five weeks. She is not a special counsel for the president. She does not speak for the president, nor does she speak for the administration. She speaks for herself. And she’s a fine woman, a fine lawyer, but whatever she is talking about, it’s her own opinions. I’m not responsible for them, the president isn’t, nor is anybody else on our legal team.”

On Tuesday, longtime Republican adviser and strategist Karl Rove blasted Powell, telling Fox News, “Ms. Powell has peddled theories that have little basis in fact.”

He picked apart several witnesses that Powell has presented in court for “Kraken” lawsuits.

“What she has done to sort of throw mud on the president through her antics is unbelievable,” Rove said. “The president has been so ill-served by this crowd, and she’s chief among them.”

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Professor says votes by black Americans should count twice

A professor is calling for “vote reparations” for Black Americans, which would make their vote count twice as much as other citizens’ in order to have fair elections.

Brandon Hasbrouck is an assistant professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law. He teaches criminal law, race relations law, and even offers an entire course dedicated to critical race theory.

“The Critical Race Theory class, taught by Professor Brandon Hasbrouck, examines the institutionalization of racism in the development of American law. It explores the development of critical race theory, investigates the uses and meanings of race in U.S. legal institutions and ideology, and maps the connections between critical race theory and broader national debates about race, racism and racial justice,” the Columns reported.

Last week, Hasbrouck wrote an article for The Nation titled, “The Votes of Black Americans Should Count Twice.”

Vote reparations would empower us to replace oppressive institutions with life-affirming structures of economic, social, and political equality,” Hasbrouck argued. “And if our elected representatives did not prioritize this transformational work, we could vote them out.”

Hasbrouck declared that the Electoral College is a “core problem” because it was set up by the Constitution’s framers to “protect the interests of slave states.” Hasbrouck added, “Along with the Senate, the Electoral College was critical in the endurance of slavery and its continuation by other means.”

“Wyoming, which has just 580,000 residents and is 93 percent white, gets three electors because of its two senators and one representative in the House,” the professor deduced. “By comparison, Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District — which includes Atlanta, has 710,000 residents, and is 58 percent Black — has no dedicated electors or senators and can only occasionally overcome the mostly white and conservative votes from elsewhere in the state.”

If the Electoral College is not eliminated, the professor insisted that the country “implement vote reparations by double-counting ballots cast by all Black residents.”

Hasbrouck called for vote reparations for Native Americans.

“Slavery is rightly called America’s original sin, but so too was the United States’ genocidal seizure of land from its original inhabitants,” he wrote in the progressive publication.

“Vote reparations would empower us to replace oppressive institutions with life-affirming structures of economic, social, and political equality,” he theorized. “And if our elected representatives did not prioritize this transformational work, we could vote them out.”

“Because white votes currently count more than Black ones, double-counting Black votes would restore electoral balance,” the professor opined. “Vote reparations would be a giant step toward remedying our nation’s long history of denying and devaluing Black votes.”

He concluded by saying, “To address systemic racism, we must transform how we choose our government.”

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Electoral College set to officially elect Joe Biden today

Across the country, at various times in state capitals, members of the nation’s Electoral College are set to meet today and vote, making Joe Biden the president-elect of the United States.

The Trump campaign’s legal team has mounted a bevy of challenges to the electoral results in a number of swing states, but those challenges have been rejected by federal courts, and the campaign’s attempts to prevent states from certifying and choosing electors have failed, culminating in last week’s refusal by the Supreme Court to hear the state of Texas’ last-ditch lawsuit contesting the manner in which some states changed their absentee ballot rules.

In the absence of any surprise defectors, Biden is expected to receive 306 electoral votes today, more than the 270 needed to elect him as the nation’s 46th president.

The Trump team has promised to continue to pursue legal challenges in the state court system; however, after electors cast their votes today, it seems highly unlikely that any court will hear further challenges or would be able to award any remedy that might undo the votes once they are cast, meaning that no plausible legal path to challenge Biden’s election remains.

The only remaining step in the formal process of electing the president is the congressional counting of Electoral College votes, which will occur on Jan. 6. The Trump team has promised that an “alternate” slate of electors will meet today in certain contested states, but there is no legal precedent for recognition of this “alternate” slate, and there is little or no chance that Congress will recognize their votes.

When sworn in, Biden will become the oldest person to serve as president of the United States at the age of 78. Kamala Harris will become the first female and first person of color to serve as vice president of the United States. In the absence of a truly unexpected event, Biden and Harris will be inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2021.

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Republican congressman introduces bill requiring Americans to be alive to vote

A Republican congressman made a stand against dead people voting in elections and introduced a bill that requires Americans to be alive in order to cast ballots. Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) proposed the You Must Be Alive to Vote Act last week.

“The right to vote is one of the most vital pillars of our democracy, the foundations of which are election integrity and confidence in our democratic processes,” Babin said. “The ease with which someone is able to steal the ballot of a deceased person and cast an illegitimate vote should disturb, alarm, and outrage every American citizen, no matter what side of the aisle they sit on. To protect our democratic process and Americans’ faith in our elections, we must ensure that deceased individuals are not allowed to remain on state voter rolls.”

“My bill will prevent any funds from the U.S. Departments of Transportation or Education, with the exception of those going toward law enforcement agency grants, from going to counties of any state that do not annually check their voter lists against the Social Security Administration’s most recent death records in order to purge them of any individuals found to be deceased,” Babin declared. “All elected officials, from your local city council member to your U.S. President, have an obligation to obey the law and prevent fraud in our elections, and Congress should not be awarding taxpayer dollars to any counties or states that refuse to do the job they swore to do.”

“You would think it would be unnecessary to have a bill like this, I mean it goes without saying you should be alive before you get to vote,” Bain said in an OAN interview. “We’ve uncovered some fraudulent plans to register a bunch of dead people to vote down in South Florida, and it’s the easiest thing in the world for these local counties to purge their voter list of deceased individuals. All they have to do is to go to the Social Security system and cross check against their deceased Social Security recipients on their list and then purge them off of the voter list.”

“Everyone in this Congress — everyone in this country — should want an assurance that dead people are not voting. And we don’t have that assurance right now because so many of these voter lists have just not been updated, whether it’s intentional, and whether it’s laziness indolence are just, you know, nonchalance,” Babin explained. “We need to make sure that these voter lists are accurate and that deceased individuals are not on their voting.”

Babin noted, “This is not a Republican bill,” and that there should be a “bipartisan effort to make this election process a lot more transparent.” The GOP congressman wants to “clean up our election process.”

Bain points out, “We have an enormous number of individuals in this country that don’t trust the election process. Not good.”

The bill, which has eight co-sponsors thus far, arrives on the heels of President Donald Trump challenging the results of the 2020 election, claiming that there was widespread fraud. The Trump legal team has alleged that there has been voter fraud after deceased people have cast ballots.

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It’s OK to be thankful for the 2020 dumpster fire

Being thankful for a dumpster fire seems like a weird thing.

And if I’m being honest, I don’t suppose it’s the actual shinola of 2020 that I’m thankful for. It’s what that shinola provided.

Think of all the things that have been stripped away during the coronavirus pandemic. We’ve missed out on hometown sports and get-togethers and shopping and parades and … well … you name it.

Many of us have lost loved ones or suffered ourselves thanks to the virus’ effects.

And we’ve gone through much more than COVID-19.

Our nation has seen a nasty election — both sides were ugly — and a media that seemed wildly unbalanced.

We’ve witnessed riots and looting — as well police whose actions have warranted protests.

Through it all, we’ve had a chance to grow. A chance to be better. A chance to focus on the things that matter.

Because apparently we needed it.

In the end, it’s 2020’s reminders of what matters that really mean something.

The reminder that people still matter. Grace still matters. Love still matters.

Through all of the garbage we’ve witnessed this year, people have remained. People who are as loved by their Creator as you and I are.

? That nasty Republican across the street? Yep, God loves him as much as He loves you.

? That weird Democrat neighbor? God loves her, too.

? That Antifa protester busting store windows and setting fires and taking whatever he pleases? Still loved by the Big Guy.

? That alt-right white supremacist? Loved.

? That governor who handed down the lockdown edict that closed your gym or shuttered your business or canceled your school year because, as you believe, he’s on a power trip? God’s love is for him.

? That governor who refused to mandate masks or enact other COVID-19 mandates because, as you believe, he doesn’t care if grandma dies? The cross covers him, too.

It’s a crazy thing to consider, but 2020 has given us a lot of opportunities to remember that if God loves all of us that much, then the very least that we can do is to try to love each other that much.

We’re not called to love just during the easy times, or to love only the people who are easy to love. That’s not how real love works. Real love happens without consideration for situations or whether love will be returned.

True love just loves — and that’s all it does.

? It’s about everyone else all the time.

? It’s about coming alongside and just being with people.

? It’s about following God to people who are hurting — and there are a lot of them — and being there when they hit the ground hard. (“Catching people on the bounce,” as Bob Goff puts it.)

? It’s about drawing a great big circle around everybody and saying they’re all in your circle — just like the circle grace drew around all of us.

This year has been … something. A lesson for us all. A chance to love the way we should. A chance to just be with people.

Be thankful for that.

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Latino support of Trump improved election margins in 78 of nation’s 100 Hispanic counties, increased in battleground states

President Donald Trump earned 32% of Latino voters in the 2020 presidential election, which caught many Democrats by surprise since he was branded as a “racist” by the mainstream media for four years.

Trump excelled with Tejanos, Mexican American inhabitants of southern Texas. In Zapata County, Texas, which is 94.7% Hispanic, Trump defeated Biden by a margin of 52-to-47. Thanks to the Democrats cozying up to socialism, approximately 55% of Florida’s Cuban-American vote went to Trump.

A new report found that Trump’s increased support from Latinos wasn’t limited to only border towns in Texas and South Florida. Trump made significant inroads with Latino voters in the 2020 election throughout the nation.

Trump improved his margins in 78 of the country’s 100 majority-Hispanic counties, according to election analysis by Politico. The report added that Trump increased his support with Hispanic voters in the top 10 battleground states, based on exit polls.

“Puerto Ricans as far away as Philadelphia and Mexican Americans in Milwaukee drifted Trump-ward,” Politico reported.

“Most Latinos identify first as working-class Americans, and Trump spoke to that,” Josh Zaragoza, a top Democratic data specialist in Arizona, told Politico’s Marc Caputo. Zaragoza continued, “Their economic language is more aligned with the way Republicans speak: pulling yourself up by your bootstraps, owning your own business.”

Jose Parra, founder of the consultancy Prospero Latino, said, “Let’s face it, ‘defund the police’ is just not the best slogan, especially in a place like Miami, where a lot of people work in law enforcement, or along the border of Texas, where Latinos are in Border Patrol.”

“Calls to ‘defund the police,’ a boycott of Goya Foods and the threat of socialism turned off some Latino voters. And even using the term Latinx to describe Latinos in a way that’s gender-neutral only served to puzzle many Hispanics,” the article stated.

During a conference call earlier this month between Democrats attempting to discover what went wrong in the 2020 election, members of the DNC were reportedly concerned with the party’s embrace of far-left policies such as defund the police as well as flirting with socialism.

“Defund police, open borders, socialism — it’s killing us,” Rep. Vincente Gonzalez (D-Texas) allegedly said. “I had to fight to explain all that.”

Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) supposedly questioned the DNC’s Latino outreach program.

Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) allegedly went so far as to say, “We have to commit to not saying the words ‘defund the police’ ever again. We need to not ever use the words socialist or socialism ever again. It does matter, and we have lost good members because of that.”

“If we run this race again we will get f***ing torn apart again in 2022,” the Virginia congresswoman reportedly proclaimed.

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Democratic congressman says Trump and allies should be tried for ‘crimes against our nation;’ Gaetz hits back: ‘Disgusting’

Less than two weeks ago, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was smashed with backlash for demanding a list of “Trump sycophants” so that they will be held accountable in the future. Now, another Democratic politician has called for punitive punishment against President Donald Trump and his allies.

Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-N.J.), who is a staunch critic of the president, has called for Trump and his “enablers” to “be tried for their crimes against our nation.” Earlier this week, Pascrell issued a press release demanding a “widespread investigation” and prosecution of “Trump government crimes.”

“Donald Trump and members of his administration have committed innumerable crimes against the United States,” Pascrell claimed without providing proof.

Pascrell listed a number of unsubstantiated accusations, by saying, “He has endangered our national security. He ripped families apart. He poisoned the Census. He has personally profited from his office. He has attacked our elections and sought to throttle democracy.”

The Democratic congressman baselessly alleged that the president “engaged in treason,” a crime punishable by death.

“Therefore, in 2021 the entire Trump administration must be fully investigated by the Department of Justice and any other relevant offices,” Pascrell said in the statement that was released on Tuesday. “Donald Trump along with his worst enablers must be tried for their crimes against our nation and Constitution.”

Pascrell added, “Importantly, any further abuse of the sacred pardon power to shield criminals would itself be obstruction of justice, and any self-pardons would be illegal.”

Pascrell contended that not punishing Trump and his allies only “emboldens criminality by our national leaders and continues America down the path of lawlessness and authoritarianism.”

Trump ally Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) retaliated on Twitter by calling the campaign to prosecute Trump administration members “disgusting.”

“This is now the Left’s goal – throw President Trump, his administration officials, his family and his supporters in prison,” Gaetz wrote on Twitter. “This is where we are now. Disgusting.”

Pascrell has been harshly critical of Trump challenging the 2020 election results, and said the president is attempting to “steal the election he lost badly.”

“Crybaby trump is calling local officials demanding they overturn an election he lost badly and throw out ballots because they voted against him,” Pascrell tweeted. “He will leaving office by January 20.”

On Saturday, Pascrell claimed that the “Republican Party is unfit to govern and doesn’t give a damn about you.”

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Black Lives Matter leaders blast Democrats for not supporting ‘defund the police’ movement

There have been numerous internal discussions by Democratic politicians on attempting to find out why their party underperformed in the 2020 general election. Some Democrats have blamed the party’s support of defunding the police as one of the reasons the DNC’s blue wave flopped as nothing more than a ripple.

Black Lives Matter leaders have responded to the criticisms of the defund the police movement by castigating Democrats who are not fully supporting the far-left policy.

During a DNC conference call earlier this month, some Democrats allegedly lambasted the party’s embrace of progressive ideas.

If the Democrats “are going to run on Medicare for All, defund the police, socialized medicine, we’re not going to win,” House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) reportedly said on the call.

Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) blasted fellow Democrats for espousing a far-left agenda.

“We need to be pretty clear, it was a failure. It was not a success,” Spanberger allegedly said during the call. “We lost incredible members of Congress.

“We have to commit to not saying the words ‘defund the police’ ever again,” she reportedly declared. “We need to not ever use the words socialist or socialism ever again. It does matter, and we have lost good members because of that.”

In another conference call this month, Rep. Vincente Gonzalez (D-Texas) allegedly said, “Defund police, open borders, socialism — it’s killing us. I had to fight to explain all that.”

Black Lives Matter activists across the country are incensed that some Democrats have abandoned the defund the police movement. In a report from Politico, numerous Black Lives Matter activists slammed Democratic politicians who jumped from the anti-law enforcement position.

“A half-dozen Black Lives Matter leaders said in interviews that they felt disrespected and frustrated by the debate over the slogan ‘defund the police,’ instead of the fundamental policy pushed by protesters for systemic changes to policing,” the Politico report stated.

The BLM leaders are now considering “counteroffensives to push back on the criticism,” and an “official rebuttal” on the controversial defund the police strategy.

“There needs to be a response,” said Cliff Albright, co-founder of the group Black Voters Matter. “We got to control the narrative because it’ll become a narrative that keeps us from being able to move further and faster on these issues.”

DeRay Mckesson, co-founder of the police reform organization Campaign Zero, said criticism of “defund the police” is a “smoke screen.”

“If people are confused about something, part of our responsibility is to make people less confused — forget the [Democratic] Party,” Mckesson said.

Rashad Robinson, president of the nonprofit civil rights group Color of Change, which is a partner organization in the Black Lives Matter movement, said he has “not seen the data sets to support” the idea of the defunding the police messaging causing the unforeseen losses in the House and Senate in the 2020 election.

“Which means that it’s reflective because it’s always easier to blame Black people,” Robinson added.

Domingo Garcia, president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), disagreed with the notion that defund the police strategy didn’t scare away voters.

“It went from Hillary to Trump. Why? Because the issues of law and order are impacting Latinos quite a bit,” Garcia told NPR. “For example, a lot of the border patrol, law enforcement are heavily Latino in the Rio Grande Valley. So when you are talking about defunding the police, and you don’t stand up to those types of rhetoric, then it leaves an opening for Republicans to come in and take advantage of that.”

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Ted Cruz goes after Chris Cuomo in Twitter spat over election aftermath: ‘Hush child’

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has been one of President Donald Trump’s staunchest supporters in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election.

Cruz has supported Trump’s efforts to fight voter fraud and arguments about ensuring the election was conducted fairly since the media declared former Vice President Joe Biden the winner and next president of the United States.

In Friday’s episode of his podcast, “Verdict with Ted Cruz,” the senator reiterated his point that President Trump is within his rights to seek recounts and contest ballots and not recognize Biden as the victor until the election has been officially decided.

On Tuesday, Cruz posted a clip of his show to Twitter in which he pointed out the obvious, something that is apparently a “radical proposition” to the left: “Elections are decided when the results have been counted and the legal proceedings are over.”

“That didn’t use to be a controversial proposition,” the senator added.

Cruz’s statement of the obvious did not sit well with CNN host Chris Cuomo.

“Wrong,” Cuomo declared in a response to Cruz’s video.

“You have been empowering the notion that there are problems with the count that justify delaying transition in the middle of figuring out how to distribute a vaccine in a pandemic,” he continued. “Own it…because the position owns you and will be remembered.”

Cruz, a non-sufferer of fools, responded to Cuomo with a brief, cutting tweet: “Hush child.”

This set off the man known for having a bit of a temper and a penchant for threatening people who displease him.

Cuomo responded to Cruz’s admonition by bringing up Cruz’s recent spat with Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown over the latter’s “fake virtue” signaling over face masks.

“Says the man who called a senator an ‘ass,'” Cuomo wrote. “Senator, you have people on lines for food in your state. Focus on them…on those children. Every day you delay relief the line grows. #DoYourJob”

Cruz replied by noting that he and his fellow Republican senators have, indeed, been working on COVID relief but the Democratic Party has been standing in the way.

“In the past 2 months, we’ve voted TWICE on $500 billion in COVID relief. Both times, Senate Dems filibustered the bill,” Cruz said.

“You should call on your own party to stop blocking relief,” he continued. “EVERY SINGLE Dem voted to filibuster.”

The Texas senator then responded with a recommendation that perhaps Cuomo should focus on doing his own job: “I suspect you never reported on that fact to your viewers.”

(H/T: New York Daily News)

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12 Quotes From Attorney Sidney Powell That Show Why Trump’s Lawyers Are Absolutely Convinced He Will Win The Election

We are about to witness the most high stakes court battle in the history of the United States.  Yes, the outcome will determine whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden wins the presidency, but even more importantly the integrity of America’s elections is about to be put on trial.  If fraud can be proven, extremely expensive voting machines will have to be destroyed all over the nation and the way that we run our elections will need to be completely reconfigured.  But if fraud is not proven, our elections will continue to be run the same way and nobody will ever dare challenge them again.  Literally, this is the moment when we determine if there will be fair elections in the United States for the foreseeable future.

So to say that the stakes are very high is actually quite an understatement.

Of course in the short-term the implications of this court battle for our country will be enormous.  If Biden wins the presidency, tens of millions of conservatives will completely lose faith in the system and many of them will never vote again.

But if Trump wins the presidency, tens of millions of liberals will completely lose faith in the system, and we will witness civil unrest in the streets on a scale that we have never seen before.

Take a moment and imagine how much fury there will be on the left if the election is flipped now.  When Biden won, they celebrated wildly in the streets, but if Trump ends up in the White House for a second term they will be like extremely angry toddlers that have just had their favorite new toy taken away.

At this point, most on the left assume that they have the election in the bag and that there is no way that Trump could possibly win.

But with each passing day, more evidence of election fraud continues to emerge.

We know that dead people voted, we know that people that moved out of key swing states voted in those elections anyway, and we know that mail-in ballots were stolen and sent in.

There are also sworn affidavits from witnesses that saw ballots being brought in the back door of polling locations and from witnesses that saw the same ballots being counted over and over.

But the key to this entire court battle is going to come down to the voting machines.

In particular, the heart of the case to prove fraud is going to involve machines and software provided by a Canadian company called Dominion Voting Systems.

Today, machines and software provided by Dominion Voting Systems are used in 28 different states.

According to their official website, the critical swing states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, Arizona and Nevada are all customers.

Trump attorney Sidney Powell says that she has uncovered evidence that indicates a computer algorithm was used to flip votes from Trump to Biden, and that this completely changed the outcome of the election.

This is a very, very serious allegation to make, and no experienced lawyer would make it lightly.  Sidney Powell has put her entire reputation on the line in this battle, and she has a history of taking on huge battles and winning.  The following comes from John Nolte

Sidney Powell is no joke. She served as a federal prosecutor for ten years and earned a national reputation as the attorney who swooped in, convinced Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn to withdraw his guilty pleas, and successfully pressured the Justice Department to drop its charges. She was a stalwart and regular presence in exposing the Russia Collusion Hoax, and by my count, everything she said was going to happen did happen.

But of course this is the biggest battle that Powell has ever faced by far.

Either she will win and become a legend, or she will lose and her reputation will be completely and utterly destroyed.

The stakes could not be much higher for her personally, but she seems quite confident of victory.

In fact, here are 12 quotes from Powell that show why she is so convinced that Trump will end up in the White House for a second term…

#1 Powell: “There has been a massive and coordinated effort to steal this election from we the people of the United States of America, to delegitimize and destroy votes for Donald Trump, to manufacture votes for Joe Biden.”

#2 Powell: “First of all, I never say anything I can’t prove… and President Trump won by not just hundreds of thousands of votes, but by millions of votes that were shifted by this software that was designed expressly for that purpose. We have sworn witness testimony of why the software was designed. It was designed to rig elections.”

#3 Powell: “They also used an algorithm to calculate the votes they would need to flip, and they used computers to flip those votes from…Trump to Biden.”

#4 Powell: “They had the algorithms. They had the paper ballots waiting to be inserted if and when needed. And notably, President Trump’s vote in the blue states went up enormously. That’s when they had to stop the vote count. They had to go in and replace votes for Biden and take away Trump votes.”

#5 Powell: “They can watch the voting real time. They can run a computer algorithm on it as needed to either flip votes, take votes out or alter the votes to make a candidate win… It’s massive criminal voter fraud, writ large across at least 29 states… It’s obvious the algorithm and the statistics that our experts are tracking out are batches of votes and when the votes changed. It’s going to blow the mind of everyone in this country when we can get it all together and can explain it with the affidavits and the experts that have come forward.”

#6 Powell: “Even their own manual explains how votes can be wiped away. They can put — it’s like drag-and-drop — Trump votes to a separate folder and then delete that folder.”

#7 Powell: “In fact, we have got math in Michigan and Pennsylvania, I think it is, that, all of a sudden, hundreds of thousands of votes at a 67 percent ratio for Biden, 23 percent for Trump were uploaded multiple times into the system.”

#8 Powell: “They did this on purpose, it was calculated, they’ve done it before. We have evidence from 2016 in California, we have so much evidence I feel like it’s coming in through a firehose.”

#9 Powell: “It’s absolutely brazen how people bought the system, and why they bought the system.”

#10 Powell: “In fact, every state that bought Dominion, for sure, should have a criminal investigation or at least a serious investigation of the federal — of the officers in the states who bought the software. We have even got evidence of some kickbacks, essentially.”

#11 Powell: “…aware of substantial sums of money being given to family members of state officials who bought this software.”

#12 Powell: “We’re getting ready to overturn election results in multiple states.”

We already know that there were “glitches” with Dominion voting machines in certain areas, and we also know that there was an “emergency upload” to their voting machines the night before the election

While the source of the ‘glitch’ is still under investigation, one state ballot supervisor, Marcia Ridley, initially told POLITICO on Nov. 3 that Dominion, which prepares the poll books for counties before elections, “uploaded something last night, which is not normal, and it caused a glitch.” That reported incident prevented staff from programming the voter smart cards for the voting machines. Ridley continued, “That is something that they don’t ever do. I’ve never seen them update anything the day before the election.”

Just because there was an emergency patch the night before the election does not prove anything, but it does seem suspicious.

And it is also being reported that Dominion Voting Systems Security Chief Eric Coomer claimed that he personally made certain that Trump was not going to win the election…

In a stunning interview conducted by Michelle Malkin, Joe Oltmann, FEC (Faith Education Commerce) United founder, reveals how he infiltrated Antifa and how during a conversation with Antifa members, he discovered “Eric from Dominion” was allegedly part of the chat during the week of September 27, 2020.

Oltmann explained that “Eric” was telling the Antifa members they needed to “keep up the pressure.” When one of the caller’s asked, “Who’s Eric?” someone answered, “Eric, he’s the Dominion guy.” Oltmann said that as the conversation continued, someone asked, “What are we gonna do if F*cking Trump wins?” Oltmann paraphrased how Eric (the Dominion guy) responded, “Don’t worry about the election, Trump’s not gonna win. I made ******* sure of that!”

In the end, we will see what can be proven in court and what can’t be proven.

Apparently some big legal moves are about to be made, and I wouldn’t bet against Sidney Powell.

If Powell can pull this off, it will be the most shocking legal victory in the history of U.S. politics, and it will turn our country completely upside down.

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Democrats reportedly lambaste party’s embrace of far-left policies, socialism: ‘It’s killing us’

Democrats believed that a “blue wave” was coming in the 2020 election, but Republicans mounted an overall impressive effort, defying dire pre-election predictions. According to a new report, there is some infighting between Democrats, some blaming the party’s poor election performance on pushing far-left policies.

Last week, Democrats held a conference call to discuss what went wrong in the 2020 election. Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) questioned the DNC’s Latino outreach program, while others lambasted the party’s endorsement of far-left ideologies.

“Defund police, open borders, socialism — it’s killing us,” Rep. Vincente Gonzalez (D-Texas) said, according to The New York Times. “I had to fight to explain all that.”

Gonzalez contended that the Democrats’ embrace of socialism cost the party support with Hispanic and Asian migrant populations. He argued that while the “average white person” may think of Nordic countries when it comes to socialism, the Latino and Asian communities recall authoritarian “left-wing regimes” in Cuba and South East Asia.

Rep. Harley Rouda (D-Calif.) concurred with Gonzalez, pointing out how he wasn’t as successful with Vietnamese-American and centrist voters because of the party’s seemingly close ties with socialism.

“This narrative that the Democratic Party is borderline socialist, we need to fight back harder on that because it’s simply not true,” Rouda declared. “We needed to be more forceful in defending the moderate position of the Democratic Party as a whole.”

Democratic consultant Chuck Rocha stated that white members of the Democratic Party needed to stop seeing “black and brown people as the same.”

In another DNC conference call earlier this month, Democrats broke into different factions, as some blamed the party for going too far left.

If the Democrats “are going to run on Medicare for All, defund the police, socialized medicine, we’re not going to win,” House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) reportedly said on the call.

Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) said “defund the police” messaging and allying with the Black Lives Matter movement was damaging to her election.

“We need to be pretty clear. It was a failure. It was not a success,” Spanberger said. “We lost incredible members of Congress.”

“We have to commit to not saying the words ‘defund the police’ ever again,” she declared. “We need to not ever use the words socialist or socialism ever again. It does matter, and we have lost good members because of that.”

“If we run this race again we will get f***ing torn apart again in 2022,” the Virginia congresswoman stated.

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Gambling sites refuse to call an election winner, leaving hundreds of millions of dollars up in the air

While many can’t wait for the election to be officially over, some people are extremely eager to know the final results of the 2020 presidential election because they are financially invested in the outcome. Gambling websites refuse to call a winner of the 2020 presidential election, holding up hundreds of millions of dollars up in the air.

Political bettors are fervently waiting on gambling sites to name President Donald Trump or Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential election so that they can collect on their bets. While media outlets declared Biden the victor of the election on Saturday, overseas gambling sites, such as Honchos, are refusing to call the presidential race just yet.

Betfair, the biggest betting exchange in the world, booked nearly $600 million in wagers on the U.S. election, according to the New York Post. That’s more than double the $258 million that was bet on the 2016 election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

The London-based Betfair stated, “We will only settle the markets when there is certainty around which candidate has the most projected Electoral College votes.”

“We still have not graded a winner,” Adam Burns, sportsbook manager of BetOnline, told the New York Post. Burns added that BetOnline is holding off on declaring a winner until President Trump has exhausted all of his legal options or the results are certified, which could take weeks.

“People who bet Trump say it is not over. People who bet Biden say it is,” Burns said. “This makes for a tricky situation where we have to be sure. It’s not like a football game.”

One person hoping that Trump pulls out a win is an unnamed British businessman who bet $5 million on President Trump being re-elected. The amount is believed to be the largest political wager of all time. Another gambler bet $1.3 million on Biden and would stand to take home $2 million.

“If Biden comes in, it’s a big win for us,” Burns said, explaining that more bettors on the gambling site favored President Trump. “If Trump is declared the winner, we will take a bath. It will not be a happy day here.”

Burns said that betting on this year’s presidential election surpassed the Super Bowl, which is generally what garners the most action.

Last week’s betting odds: Betfair and SkyBet were offering 10/1 for Trump, and PaddyPower and Betfred were offering 9/1.

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Team Trump drops Arizona legal challenge, shutters voter fraud hotline

When the Associated Press and Fox News called Arizona for former Vice President Joe Biden, President Donald Trump’s staff and re-election campaign criticized the prediction, saying it was too early for such a call and guaranteeing the the president would ultimately win the Grand Canyon state and its 11 Electoral College votes.

The campaign and its supporters alleged voter irregularities, including the improper rejection of in-person votes in Maricopa County, and sought a court remedy.

But Friday morning, the Wall Street Journal reported the campaign has conceded that Arizona will never be flipped to the president’s column.

The Journal reported that Trump campaign attorneys said they are no longer asking a court to intervene in the presidential race in Arizona. Trump’s campaign realized and admitted that the few number of ballots at stake — approximately 200 — would have no impact on the results of the election. Biden currently leads Trump by 11,000 votes.

From the Journal:

At a daylong hearing Thursday, Kory Langhofer, an attorney for the Trump campaign, made clear the campaign wasn’t alleging any voter fraud but instead claimed some poll workers submitted ballots that had errors that voters weren’t given the opportunity to fix. The number of votes at issue was less than 200, and Mr. Langhofer said at the close of the hearing that they wouldn’t ask election officials to recount those ballots if they had no ability to affect the outcome of the race.

Langhofer told the court, “Since the close of yesterday’s hearing, the tabulation of votes statewide has rendered unnecessary a judicial ruling as to the presidential electors,” the paper reported.

Voter fraud hotline closing up shop

Team Trump is reportedly shutting its voter fraud hotline. ABC News’ Ben Siegal reported that the campaign is making the move after getting inundated with prank and spam calls.

“The Trump campaign is discontinuing its voter fraud hotline — the one flooded with pranks calls — and planning to downsize its staff beginning next week,” Siegal tweeted.

The decision comes following a slew of prank calls to the hotline, CNN said, adding that the voter fraud alert system has been changed to a website where people can submit allegations of fraud using a web form.

Gerald Rivera: Trump a ‘realist’

Fox News personality and longtime Trump friend said that he and the president had a “heartfelt” conversation Friday during which the president vowed to “do the ‘right thing'” when all of the election fallout is over should he lose.

According to Rivera, the president wants to see “what states do in terms of certification” and remains “committed to fighting for every vote.”

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Policy adopted by Facebook, Google in response to Dem pressure could end up hurting Democrats in Georgia Senate races

In response to pressure from liberals who were concerned about the spread of “misinformation” on the social media platform, Facebook and Google announced in October that they would place a “temporary pause” on all political advertising on Facebook beginning on the evening of Election Day, and continuing for an undetermined amount of time while the election results remained contested.

Of course, the controversy over the election continues to drag on, and social media companies have continued to face pressure from liberal groups to take action against what they claim are a number of false statements coming from the Trump campaign regarding the results of the election.

So, in order to mollify the complainants, Facebook announced Wednesday that it would continue the moratorium on all political advertising for an unspecified additional period of time, presumably to prevent the Trump campaign from buying advertising encouraging people to contribute to his efforts to contest the election. Google also made a similar announcement earlier this week.

While it might seem that the tech giants had pushed all the right buttons to respond to liberal complaints, now they have a new one: The advertising ban might hurt Democratic candidates in the Georgia Senate runoff races that will determine who holds final control of the upper chamber in Congress.

Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff is facing off against incumbent Republican David Perdue, and Democrat Raphael Warnock is going against incumbent Republican Kelly Loeffler in the Jan. 5 runoffs.

Liberal online publication Vox was one publication that was critical of Facebook’s failure to allow Georgia candidates to advertise on their race while Facebook’s ban remains ongoing. Vox claimed that Facebook’s plan was “backfiring,” and then listed a litany of complaints about Facebook’s failure to even more aggressively target conservative content:

The frustration with Facebook’s handling of the election extends well beyond its political ad policy. Democrats and others have condemned the social media platform for enabling viral misinformation. The Biden campaign, in particular, has criticized Facebook’s approach, which often involves applying mealy-mouthed labels to content rather than removing posts that push conspiracy theories about voter fraud and sow doubt in the election.

Facebook responded to complaints about including the Georgia Senate runoff race in their advertising ban with a post from Facebook’s director of product management that was posted on Twitter.

Vox further claimed that “Critics quickly pointed out that Facebook, which is worth hundreds of billions of dollars, has had years and a seemingly endless supply of resources to build this feature.”

A spokesperson for the Ossoff campaign, in a remark that was clearly disconnected with reality, went so far as to implausibly accuse tech companies of “putting their fingers on the scale for millionaire Republican candidates.” A spokesperson from Raphael Warnock, who is running in the other Georgia runoff race, said that the companies’ decision to not allow advertising for the Georgia race amounted to “voter suppression.”

Democrats are expected to spend heavily on advertising in both Georgia races in order to help a potential Biden agenda avoid gridlock in Congress. If either Republican incumbent wins their runoff races, Republicans will maintain control of the Senate and will likely block any significant liberal agenda items from becoming legislation.

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Nancy Pelosi refuses to accept responsibility for Dem House losses, claims Facebook isn’t doing enough to suppress stories of voter fraud

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has been taking increasing heat within her own caucus for House Democrats’ dismal showing in the Nov. 3 election, in which they were widely expected to expand their majority and instead appear likely to lose 10 seats or more.

Dissatisfaction with election results may lead Pelosi to face the first serious intra-party challenge to her leadership in the House since she assumed the mantle of lead House Democrat in 2004.

In a news conference Friday, Pelosi appeared to tell reporters about Democratic desires to see another coronavirus stimulus package and omnibus package passed, and instead the assembled reporters appeared more interested in peppering Pelosi with questions about the future of her leadership in the House.

The Hill senior staff writer Scott Wong characterized the exchange, and Pelosi’s testy responses, on Twitter.

Pelosi trotted out a list of excuses, including the assertion that many of the House seats Democrats won in 2018 were in “Trump districts.” She also credited President Trump with turning out the vote in many of those districts.

She also attempted to assuage Democratic fears by pointing out that, if Biden assumes the presidency, the Democratic Party will have “more power.”

When asked point blank about her party’s shrinking caucus, she claimed to be proud of her caucus because, even though it is smaller, it is “beautifully diverse,” bringing to mind the old “Spinal Tap” saw about the things people say when they become less popular.


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She was then asked, point blank, if she took responsibility for Democrats losing seats in the House, and had an … unusual response.

She did, however, note one entity that apparently deserved blame: Facebook. In response to a question about “election interference” that implied that posts questioning the validity of the count in hotly contested states like Pennsylvania and Michigan, Pelosi claimed that Facebook was “part of the problem,” in spite of the platform’s aggressive efforts to “fact check” those stories.

Although conservatives have long complained, with apparent justification, that Facebook targets conservative publications and figures for disproportionate disciplinary actions, Pelosi appears to have bought into the facially implausible line that Facebook actually favors conservatives. The contention appears to be based upon the claim, based on erroneous and dishonestly compiled data, that center-right publications get more traffic on Facebook.

Social media giant Twitter has also aggressively censored suggestions that anything improper happened with either mail-in voting or vote counting, slapping numerous warning labels on tweets from President Donald Trump and outright banning or suspending other users who they claim have violated their policies.

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Pennsylvania judge rules for Trump campaign, says secretary of state lacked authority to change ID deadline days before election

A Pennsylvania judge ruled in favor of the Trump campaign on Thursday, ordering that the state may not count ballots where voters did not provide proof of identification before Nov. 9.

Existing Pennsylvania law states that voters have up to six days after the election to cure issues with a ballot, such as a lack of identification. Election Day was Nov. 3 this year, meaning that voters had until Nov. 9 to correct their ballots.

In September, Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court ruled that mail-in ballots could be accepted three days after Election Day. The issue went to the U.S. Supreme Court, and following a 4-4 tie, Pennsylvania was permitted to accept ballots three days after Election Day.

Two days before Election Day, Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar (D), who oversees elections in the state, issued a guidance that proof of ID could be provided up until Nov. 12 to cure ballots.

President Trump’s legal team argued that Boockvar had no power to change the date. The ballots received from Nov. 10 through Nov. 12 were segregated until there was a ruling to determine if they would be counted or not.

On Thursday, Pennsylvania Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt ruled that Boockvar “lacked statutory authority” to enable an extension period to cure ballots.

“[T]he Court concludes that Respondent Kathy Boockvar, in her official capacity as Secretary of the Commonwealth, lacked statutory authority to issue the November 1, 2020, guidance to Respondents County Boards of Elections insofar as that guidance purported to change the deadline … for certain electors to verify proof of identification,” Leavitt said in a court order.

“Accordingly, the court hereby orders the respondents County Board of Elections are enjoined from counting any ballots that have been segregated pursuant to Paragraph 1 of this court’s order dated November 5, 2020, granting a special injunction,” Leavitt wrote.

“None of the votes affected by the ruling had yet been included in the state’s official tally,” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. No indication was given on how many ballots were affected by Judge Leavitt’s ruling.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden currently holds a 54,325-vote lead over President Trump in Pennsylvania.

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