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Judge rules Michigan’s Democratic secretary of state broke law with absentee ballot rule

A Michigan judge ruled last week that Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson violated state law by unilaterally altering absentee voting rules ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

At issue is a now-invalidated directive Benson issued to Michigan clerks in October relating to the signature review of absentee ballots. In the guidance, the secretary of state reportedly directed clerks to conduct the signature review “begin[ning] with the presumption that” the signature on the absentee is valid.

The directive went on to say that if there were “any redeeming qualities in the application or return envelope signature as compared to the signature on file,” clerks should “treat the signature as valid.” Such “redeeming qualities” allegedly included “similar distinctive flourishes” and “more matching features than nonmatching features.”

But that “presumption is found nowhere in state law,” State Court of Claims Judge Christopher Murray wrote in his ruling, issued March 9. “The mandatory presumption goes beyond the realm of mere advice and direction, and instead is a substantive directive that adds to the pertinent signature-matching standards.”

Additionally, the judge found that Benson did not follow the state’s proper rule-making process, but instead circumvented the state legislature in issuing the guidance, and thus violated the state’s Administrative Procedures Act.

“The guidance issued by the Secretary of State on October 6, 2020, with respect to signature-matching standards was issued in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act,” Murray wrote in conclusion.

According to the Detroit News, the Michigan Republican Party, one of the plaintiffs in the case, celebrated the judge’s decision but lamented that it ultimately came too late to bear any influence on the presidential election.

“It was clear from the outset that the secretary of state had violated Election Law by unilaterally directing local clerks to ignore their statutory obligation to compare absentee ballot signatures,” said Ted Goodman, the state GOP’s communications director.

The ruling appears to vindicate complaints made by many Republican lawmakers and former President Donald Trump’s campaign that Democratic secretaries of state violated their states’ own election in the lead-up to the election.

But in his ruling, Murray stopped short of granting approval for additional audits to look at the effect the directive had on the November election.

“There is no support in the statute for plaintiffs to demand that an audit cover the subject of their choosing or to dictate the manner in which an audit is conducted,” the judge wrote.

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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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Steven Crowder: Missing former Clinton staffer voted from a fake address in Nevada in 2020 — and someone tried to cover it up

Conservative comedian and BlazeTV host Steven Crowder claimed Monday 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.

What are the details?

Last week, while investigating addresses listed on
voter rolls, Crowder’s team discovered that Christina Gupana, who is allegedly a Nevada-based attorney who worked for Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, had voted from a highly suspicious address during the presidential election.

Listed on the state’s voter rolls alongside Gupana’s name was the address 353 West Bonneville Ave., which, as it turns out, is a freeway underpass, not an actual residence.

But, after Crowder aired a show detailing the dozens of allegedly fake voter addresses — Gupana’s included —
fact-checkers searched public records and found that Gupana’s address listed on voter rolls was actually 353 East Bonneville Ave., which is an apartment complex.

So it was a simple mistake made by Crowder’s team, right? Not quite. During a subsequent review of their own investigative work, Crowder’s team reportedly discovered that they had not made a mistake. Rather, someone had altered the public records shortly after the show aired on Tuesday night, a suspicious action given the fact that Clark County updates data files only on Mondays.

According to Crowder, Gupana’s file was not the only one that was mysteriously edited.


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What else?

What’s more is that when Crowder sent one of his team members to the updated address to verify it as Gupana’s residence, employees reported that no one by the name Christina Gupana had ever lived there. Crowder’s team captured the exchange on video.

During Monday’s show, Crowder said that the revelations should raise serious questions about voter fraud, such as: “Why would they change [voter date files] at all?” and, “Why would they change it on a Tuesday night?”

Crowder also acknowledged on Monday that while his team did make some mistakes in their original reporting, the information they have reported about Gupana is accurate.

Gupana had previously appeared in an undercover Project Veritas video that sought to expose voter fraud. In the video, Gupana, acting as an attorney, can be heard allegedly advising campaign workers to “do whatever you can, whatever you can get away with, do it until you get kicked out, like totally.”

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Pennsylvania Dem Lt. governor gets schooled after he claims ‘lies’ about election are ‘not protected speech’

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Democrat, was condemned online Friday after claiming that rhetoric doubting the integrity of the 2020 presidential election, such as claims that it was “rigged” or “stolen,” is not constitutionally protected speech.

What did Fetterman say?

In a video posted online Friday, Fetterman said, “This idea that saying that Pennsylvania was ‘rigged’ or that we were ‘trying to steal the election,’ that’s a lie.”

“And you do not have the right, that is not protected speech,” Fetterman claimed.

Fetterman, who is reportedly considering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2022, said that Twitter should have immediately removed any tweet from President Donald Trump that questioned the integrity of the election, comparing Trump’s claims to “yelling fire in a crowded theater when there is none.”

“There is a difference. That is not protected speech,” Fetterman doubled down. “He can talk all day about what his favorite football team is or that he’s the greatest president in the history of the world, but no one — Republican, Democrat, or whatever — has the right to say those kind of incendiary lies.”

What was the response?

Fetterman’s assertion drew significant attention, with critics pointing out that lies are, in fact, generally protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

“Lying is bad. It’s also not the same as truly holding views that most agree are ignorant [‘the earth is flat’]. And most importantly, lying is still generally protected speech. This is why a plurality struck down the Stolen Valor Act as unconstitutional (United States v. Alvarez),” Amy Swearer, a legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, explained.

“Fraud? Not protected. Libel? Not protected. Lying under oath? Not protected. But false statements, writ large? Still protected,” Swearer added.

Journalist Sharyl Attkisson mocked, “WARNING LABEL: ‘This claim is determined to be ridiculously false.’ Signed, US Constitution (Will Twitter take it down? I’m not advocating it do so, just pointing out if they were ‘fact checking’ and treating supposedly false claims fairly; they would.)”

Omri Ceren, national security adviser for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), sarcastically pointed out, “What if the lies about ‘trying to steal the election’ are published and echoed by the republic’s most prominent media outlets, and are repeatedly debunked but nevertheless consistently revived by those outlets quoting anonymous officials, over half a decade? Hypothetically?”

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Report: Georgia prosecutor ‘increasingly likely’ to open criminal investigation into President Trump

A top Georgia prosecutor is reportedly considering whether to open a criminal investigation into President Donald Trump’s alleged “attempts to overturn the results of the state’s 2020 election,” the New York Times reported. In fact, the Times reported that a criminal probe into Trump has become “increasingly likely.”

According to the report, the central concern of a possible investigation would be Trump’s call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) earlier this month in which Trump allegedly demanded that Georgia officials overturn Joe Biden’s victory there.

The controversial phone call was cited in the new article of impeachment against Trump, which House Democrats passed this week.

From the New York Times:

The new Fulton County district attorney, Fani Willis, is already weighing whether to proceed, and among the options she is considering is the hiring of a special assistant from outside to oversee the investigation, according to people familiar with her office’s deliberations.

At the same time, David Worley, the lone Democrat on Georgia’s five-member election board, said this week that he would ask the board to make a referral to the Fulton County district attorney by next month.

Although Trump’s supporters have defended his call with Raffensperger, others have claimed the call is evidence that Trump committed a crime.

In fact, Slate claimed that Trump broke federal and state laws, citing one federal law that prohibits one from “knowingly and willfully…attempts to deprive or defraud the residents of a State of a fair and impartially conducted election process, by…the procurement, casting, or tabulation of ballots that are known by the person to be materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent under the laws of the State in which the election is held.”

Indeed, a former U.S. Attorney in Georgia, Michael J. Moore, told the Times that, in his legal opinion, there was “a clear attempt to influence the conduct of the secretary of state, and to commit election fraud, or to solicit the commission of election fraud” by Trump in his phone conversation with Raffensperger.

“If you took the fact out that he is the president of the United States and look at the conduct of the call, it tracks the communication you might see in any drug case or organized crime case,” Moore explained. “It’s full of threatening undertone and strong-arm tactics.”

What about impeachment?

The House voted to impeach Trump for a second time this week, charging him with “incitement of insurrection.”

The impeachment article claims Trump’s rhetoric about the election, that it was “stolen” or “rigged,” incited the deadly violence on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the same day a joint-session of Congress convened to certify Biden’s Electoral College victory.

The impeachment resolution was approved by a vote of 232-197. Every Democrat supported the resolution, and they were joined by 10 Republicans, including Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the third-highest ranking House Republican.

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Texas woman arrested on election fraud charges after getting caught on Project Veritas video, officials say

A Texas woman has been arrested on felony charges of election fraud, illegal voting, unlawfully assisting people voting by mail, and unlawfully possessing an official ballot, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Wednesday.

And Paxton said the suspect got caught on a Project Veritas video in the midst of “shocking and blatantly illegal action.”

“Many continue to claim that there’s no such thing as election fraud,” the attorney general added. “We’ve always known that such a claim is false and misleading, and today we have additional hard evidence.”

What are the details?

Paxton’s office said Rachel Rodriguez was exposed in a Project Veritas video last fall while engaging in vote harvesting leading up to the 2020 election, adding that his office’s Election Fraud Division reviewed dozens of hours of unedited, raw footage, which led to her arrest.

At one point, Rodriguez was caught acknowledging that her actions were illegal and that she could go to jail for it, Paxton’s office said.

If convicted, Rodriguez could face up to 20 years in prison, his office added.

KSAT-TV reported that while the release from Paxton’s office spelled Rodriguez’s first name “Rachel,” public records repeatedly spell it “Raquel.”

The station added that in the Project Veritas video Rodriguez appears to show an older woman how to change her vote on a mail-in ballot, and she also described various types of small gifts she gets for voters she comes into contact with.

Police on Wednesday told KSAT that Rodriguez was arrested on San Antonio’s east side and that the attorney general’s office asked for assistance transporting her. Rodriguez was still in the process of being taken to jail just before noon Wednesday, the station added. Her arrest occurred Wednesday morning, the AG’s office told KSAT.

Anything else?

“This is a victory for election integrity and a strong signal that anyone who attempts to defraud the people of Texas, deprive them of their vote, or undermine the integrity of elections will be brought to justice,” Paxton added.

His office also said that individuals involved in or with knowledge of “this organized vote harvesting scheme are encouraged to come forward and cooperate with the Office of the Attorney General.”

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Tim Scott calls for ‘election integrity commission’ to investigate voter fraud, bolster election security

Republican Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.) introduced new legislation Wednesday calling for the establishment of an “election integrity commission” that will both examine claims of election fraud and plan ways to bolster the integrity of future elections.

What are the details?

Scott’s bill would establish what he calls the “2020 Bipartisan Advisory Committee,” consisting of nine lawmakers chosen by Republicans and nine lawmakers chosen by Democrats.

The committee would investigate how the coronavirus pandemic impacted the election, and specifically the election practices like widespread mail-in voting, adopted because of the pandemic. Committee members would also investigate methods of voter fraud, the scope of voter fraud, and how to improve the election system to mitigate voter fraud.

After conducting an investigation, the committee would publish two reports: one report on precinct-by-precinct instances of voter fraud, including fraudulent registration, and another on how to stop voter fraud, especially during a pandemic.

Scott said:

The beauty of the American experiment is the ability to freely question our processes and build upon lessons learned. We cannot move forward without looking back and scrutinizing the issues that led to millions of Americans losing trust in our election system. While every election has a modicum of fraud, the circumstances around the pandemic led multiple states to make rushed and perhaps ill-planned changes to their election systems weeks ahead of the presidential election. Simply put, Congress needs to act in a bipartisan fashion to examine the missteps—intentional or not—made this year in state legislatures across the country.

My bill will establish an Election Integrity Commission that would study the merits and administration of the November 2020 election and make recommendations to State legislatures to improve the security, integrity, and administration of federal elections. It is absolutely critical that every American has faith in our electoral system and that their vote is counted. As President Reagan said, ‘Freedom is never more than a generation away from extinction,’ and now more than ever before is it our duty to regain the trust of the American voter.

What’s the background?

President Donald Trump and his supporters have claimed that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential contest because election fraud tainted the outcome, allegations that have not been proven true.

In response, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is calling for an “emergency audit” of the presidential contest. Cruz explained over the weekend that such action is necessary because a large segment of the American electorate believes the 2020 election was “rigged,” and investigating their suspicions would bolster the integrity of November’s election and future elections.

However, any effort to stop the Electoral College certification, scheduled for Wednesday, is ultimately a futile one.

Scott himself said as much in a statement released earlier this week:

As I read the Constitution, there is no constitutionally viable means for the Congress to overturn an election wherein the states have certified and sent their Electors. Some of my colleagues believe they have found a path, and while our opinions differ, I do not doubt their good intentions to take steps towards stamping out voter fraud. Importantly, I disagree with their method both in principle and in practice. For their theory to work, Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats would have to elect Donald Trump president rather than Joe Biden. That it is not going to happen, not today or any other day.

Indeed, Vice President Mike Pence, who will president over the joint session of Congress to count the Electoral College votes, announced his intentions to essentially accept the results of the election.

“It is my considered judgment that my oath to support and defend the Constitution constrains me from claiming unilateral authority to determine which electoral votes should be counted and which should not,” Pence wrote.

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Republican Chip Roy explains why he objected to seating House members from states Trump claims were tainted by election fraud

Republican Rep. Chip Roy (Texas) surprised his congressional colleagues on Sunday when he challenged the seating of representatives from six states.

Roy did not choose six states at random. He objected to the seating of representatives from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — six states that President Donald Trump and the president’s congressional supporters claim were tainted by election fraud.

What did Roy say?

Roy explained that if the legitimacy of the presidential results are questionable in those states, then so are those for down-ballot elections, including Congress.

“Such allegations [of election fraud] — if true — raise significant doubts about the elections of at least some of the members of the United States House of Representatives that, if not formally addressed, could cast a dark cloud of suspicion over the validity of this body for the duration of the 117th Congress,” Roy said in a statement.

“After all, those representatives were elected through the very same systems — with the same ballot procedures, with the same signature validations, with the same broadly applied decisions of executive and judicial branch officials — as were the electors chosen for the President of the United States under the laws of those states,” the Texas Republican added.

In an effort to be “consistent,” Roy proposed that the House vote on the certification of members from the six states in question “to ensure the integrity of the House of Representatives is guarded from all suspicion of illegitimacy.”

“Anything less would strip the current efforts of their legitimacy and make it look like a political stunt, rather than a good-faith effort to restore confidence in our electoral process,” Roy explained.

What happened after the objection?

Roy’s objection, made just before the 117th Congress was sworn in, overwhelmingly failed; only Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) and Andy Harris (R-Md.) supported Roy.

What’s the background?

Roy’s objection came as a growing number of Republican lawmakers have said they will object to the certification of the Electoral College results when Congress meets during a joint session on Jan. 6.

Two House Republicans told CNN last Thursday that at least 140 House Republicans will object to certifying the Electoral College results.

Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is leading a coalition of 11 Senate Republicans who will object to the certification unless Congress establishes a commission to conduct an “emergency audit” of the election results over allegations.

“Voter fraud has posed a persistent challenge in our elections, although its breadth and scope are disputed. By any measure, the allegations of fraud and irregularities in the 2020 election exceed any in our lifetimes,” the Republicans said in a joint statement.

Their effort is separate from that being undertaken by Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), who announced last week that he would object to the Electoral College certification. Hawley, however, is objecting on grounds that Pennsylvania and other states did not follow their election laws in the 2020 election.

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Former solicitor general claims new leaked audio of President Trump suggests crime, ‘impeachable offense’

President Donald Trump is being accused of committing “truly an impeachable offense” over the weekend after the Washington Post published audio in which Trump appeared to tell a top Georgia official to “find” the votes necessary to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in the Peach State.

What did Trump say in the leaked audio?

The Post published a brief, four-minute excerpt of what the newspaper reported was an hour-long phone conversation between Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

During the phone call, Trump repeatedly claimed that he won Georgia, which Raffensperger refuted.

“The people of Georgia are angry, the people in the country are angry,” Trump said. “And there’s nothing wrong with saying, you know, um, that you’ve recalculated.”

Raffensperger responded, “Well, Mr. President, the challenge that you have is, the data you have is wrong.”

At another point, Trump said, “So look. All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state.”

According to the Post, Trump also issued a “vague threat” to Raffensperger and his general counsel, saying that if they did not locate ballots in Fulton County that Trump claimed had been illegally destroyed, the state officials were opening themselves to criminal consequences.

“That’s a criminal offense,” Trump said. “And you can’t let that happen. That’s a big risk to you and to Ryan, your lawyer.”

What was the reaction?

The audio triggered new accusations against Trump, even by former top U.S. officials who suggested that Trump had engaged in criminal behavior during the phone call.

Neal Katyal, who served as acting solicitor general in the Obama administration, claimed on MSNBC that Trump sounded like a “mafia boss” on the call with Raffensperger.

“I’ve heard the extraordinary excerpts that the Washington Post has and, at least based on those excerpts, it sounds like Donald Trump is talking like mafia boss, and not a particularly smart mafia boss at that. This is the way that people in organized crime rings talk, and you see it there,” Katyal said.

Katyal claimed Trump’s actions on the call amount to “really, truly an impeachable offense.”

“This is, you know, the heart of what the abuse of power that our founders worried about so much — it’s, you know, the idea that a government official can use the powers of his office to try and stay in office and try and browbeat other officials that disagree with them,” Katyal said.

“So, one question is whether or not a high crime and misdemeanor was committed, certainly the tape makes it sound like it has. The second is whether or not there has been a criminal offense and the federal code 52 U.S.C. 20511 prohibits a federal official from interfering in a state election process,” he explained.

According to Katyal, the Department of Justice should take immediate action and open an investigation into Trump.

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Ted Cruz explains how plan to oppose Electoral College certification is a ‘third option’

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) responded Sunday to criticism over his plan to oppose the certification of Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory, which is scheduled to happen during a joint-session of Congress on Jan. 6.

What’s the background?

Cruz revealed the plan on Saturday, and he is being joined by 10 other Republican senators. In a joint statement, the Republican senators explained they would object to the certification unless Congress established a commission to conduct an audit of the 2020 presidential contest.

The senators cited concerns of election fraud.

“Voter fraud has posed a persistent challenge in our elections, although its breadth and scope are disputed. By any measure, the allegations of fraud and irregularities in the 2020 election exceed any in our lifetimes,” the Republicans said in a joint statement.

Their effort is separate of that being undertaken by Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), who became the first Republican senator to declare his opposition to the Electoral College vote certification. Hawley, however, is objecting on claims that Pennsylvania and other states did not follow their election laws in the 2020 election.

What did Cruz say?

Speaking on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” the Texas Republican urged critics to “tone down the rhetoric,” especially those launching stiff accusations that opposing certification is treasonous.

“Everyone needs to calm down. I think we need to tone down the rhetoric. This is already a volatile situation,” Cruz said.

“Yesterday, when I released my statement with 10 other senators, I had multiple, multiple Democrats urging that I should be arrested and tried for the crimes of sedition and treason. That’s not helpful,” he added. “We have a responsibility to follow the law.”

Earlier in the interview, Cruz explained why he is calling for an “Electoral Commission” to audit the election. Cruz cited allegations of election fraud, but more importantly, public polling data that shows a significant number of Americans believe the 2020 presidential contest was “rigged.”

Outright dismissing those concerns about election integrity erodes confidence in the American electoral process, Cruz explained.

“We ought to resolve these claims not just dismiss them out of hand,” the Republican explained.

According to Cruz, the plan he released on Saturday is a third option to answer election concerns.

“Look, we’ve got to vote on January 6 on certification and every member of Congress faces a dilemma. Frankly, two pretty lousy choices: one, we can vote to certify by not considering any objection. If we do that that will be heard by a lot of Americans as saying, ‘We don’t think voter fraud is a real concern. We don’t think these claims should be investigated thoroughly,'” Cruz said.

“I know that’s not what most of us believe. But, secondly, and I think all of us, rightly, don’t want to be in a position where we’re suggesting setting aside the results of an election just because the candidate that we supported didn’t happen to prevail. That’s not a principled constitutional position,” he continued. “That’s why, in assembling this group of 11 senators, I was looking for a third option, an option that was really moored in the law.”


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Ted Cruz leads GOP effort to refuse Electoral College certification, demands ’emergency audit’ of results

Nearly a dozen Senate Republicans, led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), announced Saturday they will object to the Electoral College certification of Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential election victory when Congress meets in a joint-session on Jan. 6.

“Voter fraud has posed a persistent challenge in our elections, although its breadth and scope are disputed. By any measure, the allegations of fraud and irregularities in the 2020 election exceed any in our lifetimes,” the Republicans explained in a statement.

The Republican lawmakers said Congress should establish an “Electoral Commission” to investigate alleged election fraud and conduct an “emergency audit” of the election results.

But until that happens, the Republicans, which include four Republican senators-elect, will object to the votes of electors from certain battleground states whose election results Republicans claim were tainted by election fraud.

In
a joint statement released by Cruz, the Republicans explained:

Congress should immediately appoint an Electoral Commission, with full investigatory and fact-finding authority, to conduct an emergency 10-day audit of the election returns in the disputed states. Once completed, individual states would evaluate the Commission’s findings and could convene a special legislative session to certify a change in their vote, if needed. Accordingly, we intend to vote on Jan. 6 to reject the electors from disputed states as not “regularly given” and “awfully certified” (the statutory requisite), unless and until that emergency 10-day audit is completed.

The Republicans joining Cruz include:

  • Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)
  • Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.)
  • Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.)
  • Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.)
  • Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.)
  • Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.)
  • Sen.-elect Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.)
  • Sen.-elect Roger Marshall (R-Kan.)
  • Sen.-elect Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.)
  • Sen.-elect Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.)

According to Fox News, the effort orchestrated by Cruz is separate from that being undertaken by Sen. Josh Hawley.

The Missouri Republican announced this week that he will object to the Electoral College vote certification next week on the grounds that Pennsylvania and other states did not follow their own election law.

What about the House?

Two House Republicans told CNN on Thursday that at least 140 House Republicans will object to certifying the Electoral College results.

However, as CNN noted, the Republican effort cannot overturn the election results, but only delays the inevitable.

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Republican congressman claims Trump’s base is turning against him, calls fundraising from election a scam

A Republican member of Congress excoriated President Donald Trump’s fundraising in hopes of overturning the results of the election, and claimed that he’s heard from many in the Republican base that they’re turning against the president.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois spoke to Dana Bash on CNN on Tuesday and said that some Republican politicians are privately distancing themselves from the president.

“I think they’re starting to, I’ll tell you the base is starting to turn,” Kinzinger claimed.

“I get texts every day, granted people that are mad at me that are my friends probably aren’t going to text me,” he explained, “but, a lot of people that I thought would be upset with me calling this out, that are texting saying, ‘you know what you’re right, it’s time, and nobody else is saying it,’ you know if the president says the election is stolen and nobody rebuts him, you’re generally gonna believe him.”

“I do think it’s starting to turn,” Kinzinger concluded.

Kinzinger went on to say that the president would be a “player” in the Republican party after he leaves office, but that he wouldn’t be as influential for as long as many believe.

He also said in the interview that the president’s efforts to overturn the results of the election were undermining Democracy, and called his fundraising efforts to that end a scam.

“People that work hard for their money, hardworking taxpayers are giving their money to this because they’re convinced because the president’s telling them this, that they can win, and they can’t,” said Kinzinger.

“And the scam in congress with January 6th, all these members of Congress that are posting crazy things so they can get a ton of followers and retweets and raise money,” he added.

“I think we have to call it out finally because if we don’t people are just gonna believe it,” Kinzinger concluded.

Allies and supporters of the president who believe a massive voter fraud scheme stole the 2020 election from him plan a rally on January 6, the day of the Electoral College Certification Process in Congress.

Kinzinger is a U.S. Air Force veteran and lieutenant colonel in the Air National Guard.

Here’s the video of Kinzinger’s comments:


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Republican congressman lashes out at Trump, GOP colleagues for challenging Joe Biden’s win: ‘An utter scam’

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) blasted President Donald Trump on Saturday for continuing to challenge the legitimacy of President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory last month.

Kinzinger was specifically responding to remarks that Trump made Saturday morning in which he called out the Justice Department and FBI for having “done nothing about the 2020 Presidential Election Voter Fraud, the biggest SCAM in our nation’s history.”

What did Kinzinger say?

Kinzinger accused Trump of attempting to dismantle critical American institutions for being unable to “handle losing.”

“My God. Trying to burn the place down on the way out because you can’t handle losing. No evidence, nothing but your temper tantrum and crazy conspiracies. Embarrassing,” Kinzinger said, adding the hashtag “#RestoreOurGOP.”

Kinzinger, who has served in Congress for 10 years, also targeted his Republican colleagues who continue to support Trump’s election challenge.

“All this talk about Jan 6th from @realDonaldTrump and other congressional grifters is simply explained: they will raise money and gain followers by blaming everyone else knowing full well they can’t do anything. It’s sad, and an utter scam,” Kinzinger said.

What’s important about Jan. 6?

Some of Trump’s Republican allies in Congress, like Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), have pledged to force debate about alleged election fraud on Jan 6., the day Congress meets to certify Biden’s win following the Electoral College vote earlier this month.

According to Fox News, “The long-shot effort is designed to force a prolonged debate on election fraud and respond to concerns from the base who believe, without evidence, that the election was stolen.”

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Congressional rules require a House member and senator to simultaneously challenge a state’s electoral slate when they jointly convene on Jan. 6. Greene said some senators are on board, though she declined to name them publicly.

The group intends to object to electors of at least six states — Michigan, Georiga, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Nevada — all states that Biden carried. That could force a two-hour debate on the election results in each of those states and then a vote on accepting that state’s slate of electoral votes. Republicans not backing the effort will face consequences at the ballot box, Greene said.

However, contrary to claims from Trump and his supporters, there has been no evidence of widespread voter fraud, despite dozens of legal challenges in state and federal courts.

The Justice Department came to the same conclusion after investigating claims of election fraud.

“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” now-former Attorney General William Barr said on Dec. 1.

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Dominion Sues Trump Campaign Over “False Claims” Of Election Fraud

An employee of Dominion Voting Systems has filed a defamation lawsuit against the Trump campaign and several news outlets. The employee is claiming that he is now the “face” of election fraud accusations that could lead to violence against him.

The defamation suit, filed on Tuesday in district court in Denver County, Colorado, names the Trump campaign, the president’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, lawyer Sidney Powell, conservative pundits Michelle Malkin and Joseph Oltmann, and the conservative media outlets Gateway Pundit, Newsmax, and One America News Network (OANN).

Eric Coomer, the security director at the Colorado-based company, says he started receiving death threats after Trump surrogates and media outlets suggested that he used his position at Dominion, whose voting machines were used in several battleground states, to ensure that Democrat Joe Biden prevailed in the November 3 contest, according to RT. 

Donald Trump released a video explaining why this election fight is still not over, even though this lawsuit makes it look that way.

The story blaming Coomer spread across conservative media after Oltmann was interviewed by Malkin and Gateway Pundit, and even caught the eye of the president’s son, Eric, who tweeted about it. OANN reported the alleged conversation and Powell and Giuliani pointed to Coomer’s anti-Trump posts on social media as evidence that Dominion may be politically compromised.

The lawsuit acknowledged that Coomer criticized the president on his private Facebook page, but says the account is no longer active. The episode made Coomer, what he claims as “the face of false claims regarding Dominion’s alleged role in tipping the scales in the presidential election, his lawyers said. The security director reportedly became the target of death threats after right-wing websites posted his photo, home address, and details about his family.

Dominion machines have been the subject of numerous legal challenges questioning the integrity of the 2020 election results. A recent court-ordered audit of Dominion systems used in Michigan concluded that the machines are “intentionally and purposefully designed with inherent errors to create systemic fraud and influence election results.” –RT

It certainly does not seem as though this (s)election debacle is over yet. Stay alert and be aware of what’s going on.  If this starts to look like it could go the other way, make sure you are prepared for what that could mean, especially if you live in a large city.

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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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Georgia secretary of state announces plans to finally conduct statewide signature-match review

At long last, Republican Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced on Thursday that his office would be conducting a statewide review of signature matching that took place during the Nov. 3 presidential election.

What are the details?

The news followed an earlier announcement that the secretary of state’s office would be cooperating with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations to conduct a limited signature matching review in Cobb County, the state’s third most populous county, after President Donald Trump and his allies for weeks advocated for such a review.

“Now that the signature matching has been attacked again and again with no evidence, I feel we need to take steps to restore confidence in our elections,” Raffensperger told reporters Monday.

In a news release providing more details about the forthcoming statewide audit, the secretary of state’s office said that they would be working with the University of Georgia on a “randomized signature match study of election materials handled at the county level in the November 3 Presidential contest.”

“This work will also include research on processes used at the county level to perform signature-matching,” the news release added. “The work UGA will perform is a study of a sample of signed envelopes in each county from the presidential election.”

“We are confident that elections in Georgia are secure, reliable, and effective,” Raffensperger said. “Despite endless lawsuits and wild allegations from Washington, D.C. pundits, we have seen no actual evidence of widespread voter fraud, though we are investigating all credible reports. Nonetheless, we look forward to working with the University of Georgia on this signature match review to further instill confidence in Georgia’s voting systems.”

What else?

The news release noted that the review is intended to be “forward-looking,” indicating that results would not affect the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, but rather would serve to “inform and optimize election administration for future electoral contests.” The Cobb County review alone is slated to take two weeks.

Raffensperger and Republican Gov. Brian Kemp certified election results on Nov. 20 showing Democratic challenger Joe Biden defeating President Trump in the state to secure the Georgia’s 16 Electoral College votes. The official tabulation showed Biden edging Trump in the state by just under 13,000 votes.

Trump and his allies have maintained that Biden’s victory in the state is the result of rampant fraudulent activity. Trump has repeatedly pressured officials in the state to conduct an audit of signature matching, saying if a full review were done he would win the state “easily.”

In Georgia, as in many of the battleground states, post-election data showed the overall rejection rate for mail-in votes in November to be significantly lower than in previous elections, raising the potential that fraudulent votes were counted. But, according to Georgia election officials, that decrease was not due to the acceptance of ballots with signature problems.

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Arizona GOP lawmaker to subpoena Dominion machines for forensic audit

Republican Arizona state Sen. Eddie Farnsworth said on Monday that he would issue subpoenas to forensically audit the Dominion Voting Systems machines used in Maricopa County during the 2020 election.

What are the details?

According to KJZZ-TV, Farnsworth argued that enough questions have been raised about the accuracy and security of the machines to justify the action, especially since Democratic candidate Joe Biden only narrowly defeated President Donald Trump by roughly 11,000 votes in the state.

The lawmaker’s announcement followed more than six hours of testimony on Monday in the Arizona Senate Judiciary Committee, of which Farnsworth is the chairman. During the hearing, Republican state senators grilled Maricopa County elections director Scott Jarrett over the reliability of the results.

The move came even as electors across the country, including those from Arizona, cast their votes for Biden, making him the president-elect.

“There is evidence of tampering, there is evidence of fraud,” Farnsworth said in announcing the action, according to the Arizona Mirror, adding that a forensic audit could help restore confidence that the election was fair and legal.

He argued the audit is a necessary action to address concerns “and try and see if we can reinsert some confidence in our election process.”

“We hold an audit and we see what the outcome is,” he said. “And then we can put this to rest.”

Farnsworth also said he got the impression from county officials that the very notion of fraud was something they were not interested in considering.

“I do have a concern that the county is taking the position that it just can’t happen,” he said. “There is a litany of white-collar crimes, digital crimes in the history of this country and this world of some very sophisticated people and the victims didn’t recognize it until some future time. I think it’s really, really dangerous for us to say, ‘It can’t happen.'”

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A similar forensic audit of Dominion machines was conducted last week by Trump allies in Antrim County, Michigan — where 6,000 votes had been incorrectly flipped from Trump to Biden before the error was caught and corrected.

On Monday, a judge ordered that the results of the audit be released. In the report, Russell Ramsland of Allied Security Operations Group, the cyber firm that conducted the audit under supervision by county officials, claimed the equipment “is intentionally and purposefully designed with inherent errors to create systemic fraud and influence election results.”

That conclusion has been disputed by state and company officials.

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VIDEO: Election officials in Coffee County, Ga., allegedly demonstrate how Dominion machines can switch votes, fill out blank ballots

Election officials from a small county in Georgia are arguing they can prove the much-maligned Dominion Voting Systems machines used in several battleground states during the 2020 election are fraught with security risks.

What are the details?

In a pair of videos posted on YouTube Wednesday, Coffee County elections supervisor Misty Martin appeared to demonstrate how, with relative ease, the machines can be used to wrongfully tabulate votes in a range of ways — such as to scan the same ballots multiple times, switch votes, or even fill out blank ballots.

“So there’s my blank ballot that I want to adjudicate, and I’m going to vote for Doug Collins … and I just counted that vote,” Martin said on the video, showing other election officials how someone could allegedly scan a blank ballot into the system and then proceed to fill it out in adjudication.

Earlier in the recording, Martin showed how a batch of ballots could allegedly be scanned through the system and accepted more than once. She also demonstrated how an election worker could view a filled-out ballot in adjudication and, from there, switch votes from one candidate to another.


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At one point, the camera was taken outside of Martin’s office in order to demonstrate the perspective of a poll observer watching the process. The officials conclude that someone watching from that distance would not be able to adequately assess what was happening.

As the second video concludes, you can hear someone say, “It works fine for honest people … those who intend to do wrong, though … certainly can.”

What else?

In the videos, election officials do not allege that widespread fraud occurred in Coffee County, rather they point to the potential for fraud in any county where the Dominion voting machines were used.

It should be noted that officials in the video appeared to be running tests with the ballots and not actually counting them toward 2020 election totals. Whether the system has the same security settings for tests and official counts was not immediately clear.

TheBlaze attempted to contact Martin several times for more information about the tests but has not yet received a reply.

Anything else?

Dominion has denied that any ballot manipulation occurred during the 2020 election. A spokesperson for the company, Michael Steel, told Fox News in November that it was “physically impossible” to switch votes on the machines. That statement would appear to be misleading if what Martin demonstrates in the video is true.

Steel also alleged that if any electronic interference occurred, it would be found out when cross-referenced with printed ballots.

Coffee County, as of Thursday, had refused to certify the results of its electronic recount. County officials claimed in a letter to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger that they could not certify the electronic recount numbers given their “inability to repeatably duplicate creditable election results.”

Raffensperger has since launched an investigation into the county and certified the statewide results given the fact that the discrepancy of votes in the county was not large enough to change the outcome of the election.

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18 States Join Texas Supreme Court Election Lawsuit

Eighteen states, including Arizona, have now joined Texas in a Supreme Court lawsuit against the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.

Texas attorney general Ken Paxton filed an amicus brief (amicus curiae) or ‘friend of the court’ brief was filed with the high court earlier Wednesday. The states of Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia have all signed on to the brief that backs the Texas suit.

Arizona was the latest state to file an amicus brief on Wednesday bringing the total to 18 states.

The Texas Lawsuit Is On The Docket – The Supreme Court Will Determine The Fate Of The 2020 Election

Just as predicted before the election even occurred, it would be contested and handled by the Supreme Court. The following article was written back in September:

More Preplanned Election Chaos: Trump Says The Supreme Court Will “Sort Out” The Election

According to the American Bar Association, “‘Friend of the court’ or amicus curiae briefs are often filed in appellate cases heard by the U.S. Supreme Court and state supreme courts, as well as intermediate courts of appeal. And there is considerable evidence that amicus briefs have influence.” On Tuesday evening, the Supreme Court ordered the defendant states to reply by 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 10.

“It’s not unusual,” SMU Constitutional Law Professor Dale Carpenter told CBS 11. “I don’t think it indicates anything very important… I think the court will act quickly on Thursday.” Carpenter added: “Ken Paxton is asking that Republican state legislatures in four states be allowed to displace the will of the voters in those States and choose their own slate of electors, presumably to hand the election to Donald Trump in January. The Supreme Court is not going to allow that to happen.”

We will see.

 

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27 Republican reps call for special counsel probe into election irregularities

A group of 27 Republican members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to President Trump on Wednesday urging him to direct Attorney General William Barr to launch a special counsel investigation into 2020 election “irregularities.”

What did they say?

In the letter, which was first obtained by Politico, the group of lawmakers argue that “the American people deserve a definitive resolution to the uncertainty hovering over the outcome of our election,” but protest that “legitimate questions of voter fraud remain unanswered.”

“The Department of Justice has been asked on multiple occasions to launch an investigation into this matter, but inaction from the Department along with public comments made by the Attorney General indicate a lack of willingness to investigate the irregularities your campaign and other elected officials across the nation have alleged,” the letter reads.

“The appointment of a Special Counsel would establish a team of investigators whose sole responsibility is to uncover the truth and provide the certainty America needs,” it continues. “We urge you to take swift and decisive action and direct Attorney General Barr to appoint a Special Counsel to restore the American people’s faith in our elections.”

The group, led by Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas), includes several prominent conservatives, such as Reps. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), and Jody Hice (R-Ga.).

What’s the background?

The news comes as legal challenges to the election brought by the president’s allies continue to hit dead-ends in the court system, and time is running out before the Electoral College meets on Dec. 14 and a new president is sworn in on Jan. 20.

The most recent setback occurred when the Supreme Court rejected taking up a lawsuit filed by Republican state representatives in Pennsylvania alleging that state officials unconstitutionally expanded no-excuse absentee voting ahead of the election. Additionally, “Kraken” lawsuits filed by pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell in Georgia and Michigan were dismissed by judges.

However, a lawsuit filed directly with the Supreme Court by the state of Texas attorney general against four battleground states may soon be taken up for consideration.

Anything else?

The appointment of special counsels has become a popular practice of late.

Just last week, Barr elevated U.S. Attorney John Durham, who is currently investigating the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, to a special counsel, essentially safeguarding his investigation from any incoming Biden administration’s attempts at interference.

Following that news, Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) sent a letter to Barr requesting that he initiate a special counsel investigation into Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

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Texas files election challenge in Supreme Court against four battleground states

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a lawsuit directly with the U.S. Supreme Court, accusing officials in four battleground states of exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to make unconstitutional last-minute changes to mail-in voting rules.

Paxton, a vocal supporter of President Trump, argues that officials in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin “violated statutes enacted by their duly elected legislatures” in order to allow for increased mail-in balloting, thereby violating the Constitution. Because of the states’ mail-in vote meddling, he alleges at present that electors for the states should not be allowed to cast their Electoral College votes.

“The four states exploited the COVID-19 pandemic to justify ignoring federal and state election laws and unlawfully enacting last-minute changes, thus skewing the results of the 2020 General Election,” reads a Tuesday press release announcing the lawsuit. “The battleground states flooded their people with unlawful ballot applications and ballots while ignoring statutory requirements as to how they were received, evaluated and counted.”

The lawsuit, which includes similar allegations made by President Trump and his allies, was filed on the “safe harbor deadline” for states to settle election disputes and lock in their presidential electors, but ahead of the Dec. 14 Electoral College vote. In the suit, Paxton is requesting that the Supreme Court delay the Electoral College vote and allow for investigations into election fraud to be completed.

“Their failure to abide by the rule of law casts a dark shadow of doubt over the outcome of the entire election,” Paxton stated in the press release. “We now ask that the Supreme Court step in to correct this egregious error.”

Paxton was able to file the suit with the Supreme Court because the high court has exclusive jurisdiction over legal disputes between states, the Hill noted. In the filing, the Texas attorney general also argued that the nation’s highest court is the only judicial body capable of handling such an important case dealing with the Electoral College.

If the court should fail to intervene before the Electoral College vote is cast, “a grave cloud will hang over not only the presidency but also the republic,” Paxton argued.

The filing was met with immediate criticism from some officials in the four battleground states.

“The motion filed by the Texas attorney general is a publicity stunt, not a serious legal pleading,” blasted Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel in a statement. “The erosion of confidence in our democratic system isn’t attributable to the good people of Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia or Pennsylvania but rather to partisan officials, like Mr. Paxton, who place loyalty to a person over loyalty to their country.”

Katie Byrd, spokeswoman for Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, argued that Paxton “is constitutionally, legally and factually wrong” about the state.

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Sidney Powell’s ‘Kraken’ lawsuits defeated in Georgia and Michigan

A federal judge on Monday dismissed the “Kraken” election fraud lawsuit filed in Georgia by attorney Sidney Powell, who sought to decertify the Georgia presidential election results declaring former Vice President Joe Biden the winner.

Judge Timothy Batten of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia listened to arguments for a little more than an hour before ruling from the bench to grant a motion to dismiss from lawyers for the state of Georgia, WSB-TV reported. He said that this sort of case belongs in state court, not federal court, that the plaintiffs lacked standing, and that Powell waited too long to file her complaint about Dominion Voting Systems machines.

“The courts have convincingly held that these types of cases are not properly before federal courts. These are state elections. State courts should evaluate these proceedings from start to finish,” Batten said.

“Moreover, the plaintiffs simply do not having standing to bring these claims,” he added.

“Additionally, I find that the plaintiffs waited too long to file this suit,” Batten said. “Their primary complaint involves the Dominion ballot marking devices. They say those machines are susceptible to fraud. There is no reason they could not have followed the administrative procedure act to the rule-making authority that had been exercised by the Secretary of State.”

“This suit could have been filed months ago at the time these machines were adopted,” Batten concluded. “Instead the plaintiffs waited until over three weeks after the election to file the suit. There’s no question in my mind that if I were to deny the motion to dismiss, the matter would be brought before the 11th Circuit, and the 11th Circuit would reverse me.”

Powell in recent weeks claimed that her “massive” lawsuit would “save” the Trump presidency by uncovering evidence of a widespread conspiracy to commit election fraud in the 2020 presidential election. She alleged, among several other claims, that international and domestic persons used Dominion Voting Systems, the company that manufactures the voting machines in Georgia, to fix the election by switching votes for Trump to Biden.

In arguing to have the case dismissed, the defendants pointed out that Georgia has certified its election results three times: Once after the first count, a second time in a hand-counted audit of the 5 million ballots cast, and a third recount that confirmed the results from the previous two.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Monday that he will recertify the state election results, confirming that Joe Biden won Georgia by roughly 12,000 votes.

“Today the Secretary of State’s office will be re-certifying our state’s election results,” Raffensperger said. “Then the safe harbor under the United States Code to name electors is tomorrow, and then they will meet on December 14th to officially elect the next president.”

Additionally, a federal judge in Michigan denied an emergency request filed by Powell to overturn the election in that state, making similar arguments about the timing of Powell’s lawsuit and the complaint being moot and adding that the court lacks the power to overturn an election.

“Plaintiffs ask this court to ignore the orderly statutory scheme established to challenge elections and to ignore the will of millions of voters,” U.S. District Judge Linda Parker wrote in her 36-page opinion. “This, the Court cannot, and will not, do.”

Parker also said that “the ship has sailed” on this case and that the lawsuit was filed too late.

“Plaintiffs could have lodged their constitutional challenges much sooner than they did, and certainly not three weeks after Election Day and one week after certification of almost three million votes,” Parker wrote.

She also criticized the allegations of fraud made in Powell’s affidavits as “an amalgamation of theories, conjecture, and speculation that such alterations were possible” (emphasis hers).

“With nothing but speculation and conjecture that votes for President Trump were destroyed, discarded or switched to votes for Vice President Biden, plaintiffs’ equal protection claim fails,” her opinion stated.

On Nov. 22 before this lawsuit was filed, President Trump’s legal team distanced itself from Powell in a statement making clear that she “is practicing law on her own” and “is not a member of the Trump legal team,” despite the fact that she appeared with Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani in a press conference just days earlier.

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Judge allows forensic audit of Dominion voting machines in Antrim County, Michigan

A federal judge has ordered that a forensic inspection of Dominion voting machines can take place in Antrim County, Michigan, where 6,000 votes had been incorrectly flipped from President Trump to Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the early tabulation of votes, before being corrected.

The ruling, however, makes no mention of the presidential election. Rather, Judge Kevin Elsenheimer’s order is in response to a lawsuit filed by plaintiff William Bailey, a local resident who is challenging the results of a proposal to allow a marijuana retailer in his village. The proposal initially failed before passing during re-tabulation, a change which Bailey alleges didn’t count three damaged ballots, according to MLive.com.

Nevertheless, President Trump’s legal team indicated they are the ones who have been granted access to inspect the voting machines.

“The big news coming out of Antrim County, Michigan, this morning … is that a judge actually granted our team access to 22 of the Dominion voting machines for us to conduct a forensic audit,” Trump attorney Jenna Ellis told Fox News Sunday morning.

“So our team is going to be able to go in there this morning and we’ll be there for about eight hours to conduct that forensic examination and we’ll have the results in about 48 hours and that will tell us a lot about these machines,” she added.

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani called the ruling a “big win” on Twitter.

The error, which incorrectly awarded 6,000 votes to Biden which had actually gone for Trump, was originally described as a technical malfunction with the counting equipment. However, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson later clarified that the error was a result of a Republican clerk “accidentally [not updating] the software used to collect voting machine data and report unofficial results.” She suggested that the “human error” would have have been detected during a county canvass anyway.

But the president’s legal team has been suspicious of that claim and allege that what happened in Antrim County was representative of what happened all over the state and all over the country — the difference being that in Antrim County the bad actors attempting to rig the election were simply caught.

It was not immediately clear why Ellis suggested it was Trump’s team that would be conducting the inspection, but it likely had to do with the presence of members of Allied Security Operations Group during the audit. ASOG, a group affiliated with Trump’s legal team, was responsible for producing a report used as evidence in Bailey’s lawsuit.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Antrim County announced on Saturday that ASOG technicians would conduct the audit in the presence of county clerk Sheryl Guy, county administrator Pete Garwood, county attorney Haider Kazim, three county commissioners, a county IT technician, and a member of the sheriff’s department.

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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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