Iowa House Seat Goes GOP First Time in 46 Years!

 

A portent of things to come? A Special Election held in Iowa for a Iowa House seat gave a huge win for the GOP. 2820 to 1890 votes for the win. The Seat went 59/41 Dem in 2018 cycle. Dems had held it for decades. Not shabby at all.

Meanwhile our friends at CNN are beside themselves with the Trump rally over the weekend in Iowa. No wonder.

 

Congrats to Jon Dunwell!

(District map courtesy of Iowa state government, headshot courtesy of Jon Dunwell campaign)

 

Iowa Capitol Dispatch:

Republican Jon Dunwell won a special election to the Iowa House on Tuesday, flipping a seat from blue to red ahead of the 2022 session.

Dunwell is a pastor and financial professional from Newton. He will replace Rep. Wes Breckenridge, a Democrat, as the representative for House District 29, which includes Newton, Colfax, Prairie City, Kellogg, Mingo, Baxter and surrounding rural areas.

Dunwell won Tuesday’s special election with 60% of the vote, according to unofficial results published by the Iowa Secretary of State. Democratic opponent Steve Mullan, a Newton City Council member and retired teacher, lost the election by nearly 1,000 votes.

CNN:

While Donald Trump has held several rallies since the January 6 Capitol insurrection, his rally in Iowa Saturday was the most alarming by far.

Clip….

You don’t need to be a historian to recognize the danger in a political party showing blind loyalty to one person. These GOP elected officials just several months ago rightly criticized Trump and his role in the false election claims that led to the January 6 attack. With their presence at his rally this weekend, it seems they’ve now changed their tune.

Perhaps they now agree with Trump’s lies. But it’s more likely their flip-flop comes from recent polls showing that 91% of Republicans in Iowa view Trump favorably.
 
That, and not wanting to face the wrath of Trump, like Georgia Gov. Kemp, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney and other Republicans who have dared to speak truthfully about the election.
 
But who knows what Trump whim will be the next litmus test for remaining in his good graces?
 
When even Grassley, Iowa’s longest-serving US senator, thinks it’s “smart” politics to no longer criticize
Trump for his un-American attack on our democracy and instead praise him in a pursuit of an eighth term in the Senate, it’s clear that the party is no longer defined by policy ideas but by absolute loyalty to Trump and his influence.
 
To put it bluntly, today’s GOP is how democracies die.
 
 
 

It sure looks like democracy is live and well in Iowa!

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CA Secretary of State Devises ‘Print-Your-Own Ballot From Home’ Program that’s Audit proof

Just in time for the September 14 recall election of Governor Newsom.  The California Secretary of State is Shirley Weber.

According to her statement, the print-your-own ballot from home program takes effect on August 16, the beginning of Newsom’s recall election. There are claims that it is audit proof.

Did she invent this? Just who is she?

The State biography:

Shirley Nash Weber, Ph.D. was nominated to serve as California Secretary of State by Governor Gavin Newsom on December 22, 2020 and sworn into office on January 29, 2021. She is California’s first Black Secretary of State and only the fifth African American to serve as a state constitutional officer in California’s 170-year history.

Weber was born to sharecroppers in Hope, Arkansas during the segregationist Jim Crow era. Her father, who left Arkansas after being threatened by a lynch mob, did not have the opportunity to vote until he was in his 30s. Her grandfather never voted as custom and law in the South, before the Voting Rights Act of 1965, systemically suppressed voting by Blacks. Although her family moved to California when Weber was three years old, it was her family’s experience in the Jim Crow South that has driven her activism and legislative work. She has fought to secure and expand civil rights for all Californians, including restoring voting rights for individuals who have completed their prison term. 

Ripley’s believe it or not. Call this “equity” voting no doubt.

California Globe:

The Globe received a tip from a source about the Remote Accessible Vote by Mail (RAVBM) system.

It turns out this Remote Accessible Vote by Mail (RAVBM) system, which appears to have been created for the November 3, 2020 General Election, allows voters to mark their selections using their own compatible technology to vote independently and privately in the comfort of their own home. It appears to be a published but not menu-listed page. Are they hiding it on purpose?

And how many ballots in the 2020 General Election were cast using these make-your-own ballots?

CA SOS Remote Accessible Vote-By-Mail. (Photo: CAsos.ca.gov)

Here are more details from the SOS page:

How to Request RAVBM

A voter can request a RAVBM when they review their information on My Voter Status or by contacting their County Elections Office by phone, mail or email or by going to their County Elections Office website for more information.

How to Use RAVBM

A voter using RAVBM:

  • Downloads the application to mark their selections,
  • Marks their selections for each contest using their compatible technology, on their computer or tablet,
  • Prints and returns their marked selections by mail using the postage paid envelope included with their vote by mail ballot or using their own envelope which would require postage. The return envelope used in any instance, must have the voter’s signature on the outside of the envelope. The voter can also return their selections in person to a voting location, drop box, or their County Elections Office. A voter cannot submit their selections online. It must be mailed or returned in person.

The vote-by-mail envelope being mailed to all Californian’s, includes punched holes that will help guide visually impaired voters where the signature is needed. However, if a voter is using their own envelope, they can sign anywhere on the outside of the envelope.

The Secretary of State’s Office currently has four certified RAVBM systems:

Patty Murray at Gateway Pundit asks a good question: “So, how does California prevent ballots that are printed at home from bleeding through flimsy printing paper? The answer—they don’t.”

Well, there are a few more questions that need to be asked:

Can you print out more than one ballot? How are these verified and by whom? Why can’t these ballots be dropped off? Why must they be mailed?

What could possibly go wrong?

Did California invent an audit-proof way to steal elections?

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Gateway Pundit has more here

CA Implements Audit-Proof Way To Steal Election That Goes Into Effect Just In Time For Newsom’s Recall Election

 
Of course the GOP are a dollar short and a day late. Where is the media? Simple me.
 

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Sydney Powell blasts Sanctions Hearing, denied fair process in fight for her career

Detroit served up some of its street justice and laid claim to the scalp of one Sydney Powell, Lin Wood and her fellow election litigants. We knew within minutes of the start of the hearing the intent was claiming her law license and her bucks. But this was not about Sydney and her fellow litigants. Its about dishing out a lesson that in the future no lawyer dare to be willing to take on election fraud cases. After all, just look east toward New York and what happened to Rudy 

Washington Post:

A committee of judges in New York determined last month that Giuliani was unfit to keep practicing law after he “communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large” while representing former president Donald Trump and the Trump campaign in connection with their efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

A day after the ruling, disciplinary counsel in D.C. recommended suspending Giuliani’s license in D.C. until the New York case is resolved. On Wednesday the D.C. Court of Appeals agreed.

….

Neither decision is final, but disciplinary proceedings can last for years and could ultimately lead to sanctions including stripping an attorney of their law license. The New York committee found that an interim suspension was warranted because Giuliani’s conduct “immediately threatens the public interest.”

The cast of characters in this play on July  12, 2021.

Star merry maker: Judge Linda Parker

Powell and Wood’s co-counsel Stefanie Junttila, Scott Hagerstrom Julia Haller, Brandon Johnson, Howard Kleinhendler, and Gregory Rohl are also in attendance, by court order.

Their lawyer Donald Campbell and his co-counsel Patrick K. McGlinn.

Detroit’s lawyer David Fink is there with his partner and son, Nate Fink. The best I can determine he is Detroit’s hired gun. Apparently the city attorneys were not up for the task.

I did spend the more than six hours watching this kangaroo court. You will perhaps see clips of it here and there. But nothing can prepare you for watching decent honorable people get the shaft and have to sit there and endure the idiotic claims made by attorney David Fink. As well as judge Linda Parker. The fix was in.

None of the evidence was then or now has received or is receiving an evidentiary hearing.

An evidentiary hearing is a legal court proceeding that involves eyewitness testimony, given under oath, that’s relevant to the case. The presiding judge will hear and take into consideration live eyewitness evidence presented during the hearing in order to make a fair ruling.

In other words, zero interest in the facts and merits of the case.

EnterJudge Linda V. Parker

Detroit federal judge throws Sidney Powell's cases, drags her for  "undermining democracy" | Lipstick Alley

Judge Linda V. Parker was nominated by President Barack Obama to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on July 25, 2013 and confirmed by the United States Senate on March 12, 2014.

Judge Parker served on the Third Judicial Circuit Court in the County of Wayne from December 2008 until her appointment.

A native Detroiter, Judge Parker is a former director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, a position in which she served from 2003 until 2008. Judge Parker is a former partner of the Detroit-based law firm, Dickinson Wright, PLC, and served as the first Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan in the US Attorney’s Office from 1994-2000.

How did we get here? There were numerous court actions following the election. It was easy to lose track or importance of this one.

Date: Dec 7th, 2020

Sydney Powell, Lin Wood: Requested injunctive relief.

Law and Crime:

Slapping down one of the so-called “Kraken” cases pushed by pro-Trump lawyers Sidney Powell and Lin Wood, a federal judge in Michigan cut off one of the arms of their efforts to overturn battleground elections.

Although a complete evisceration of the lawsuit’s legal theories and evidence, the ruling addresses only one of its requests: denying an injunction purporting to decertify the election.

At the heart of their lawsuit—filed in the names of six Michigan residents, led by Timothy King—was an idea that the judge found antagonistic to the nation’s democratic experiment.

As for the supposed fraud claims, the judge noted they are “an amalgamation of theories, conjecture, and speculation that such alterations were possible,” emphasizing that last word in original.

“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,” the ruling states.

After identifying so many defects in the lawsuit, Judge Parker suggested that the goal of the pro-Trump attorneys was not to win but to destabilize democracy in the United States.

The only defect identified and actually adjudicated was the Judge’s claim that it was filed too late. Zero to do with the facts or witnesses or merits of the case.

Enter one Attorney David Fink the star plaintiff in the case today:

David Fink

Detroit’s attorney David Fink said in an email that the “frivolous” suit deserves sanctions.“

It’s a good day for democracy; not such a good day for frivolous Republican lawsuits,” Fink wrote.

This was not David Finks first rodeo. He had been chasing after sanctions elsewhere without success.

December 2, 2020

Law and crime:

“Few lawsuits breathe more lies than this one,” Fink wrote on Wednesday of a different lawsuit filed by Trump’s former lawyer Sydney Powell. “The allegations are little more than fevered rantings of conspiracy theorists built on the work of other conspiracy theorists. Plaintiffs rely on affidavits of so-called ‘experts’—really confidence men who spread lie after lie under cover of academic credential—which misstate obviously false statistics.”

Fink previously—and unsuccessfully—sought to sanction pro-Trump lawyer Mark F. “Thor” Hearne II for lying that he was only withdrawing a separate election lawsuit because Wayne County’s Board of Canvassers refused to certify the result. Both the state and the county certified the results, but the judge shrugged off the pro-Trump falsehood as heated rhetoric of the historical moment.

On Thursday, Judge Kenny did not appear likely to grant the invitation to punish the lawyers behind the case, either.

The city has called the Trump campaign’s endgame a “court-ordered coup d’état” in a legal filing and has been the lonely voice requesting that judges sanction their opponents for what the city’s lead attorney David Fink plainly describes as a campaign of “lies” and “frivolous” litigation.

The fury and indignation behind the Detroit’s litigation came to a head at a remarkable hearing on Thursday afternoon, where Fink dressed down his opposing counsel David Kallman as an emissary of a racist and anti-democratic idea.

“The motion, while frivolous, serves a purpose,” Fink remarked, referring to Kallman’s request for a post-certification audit—focusing on his majority-Black city and diverse Wayne County.

July 12, 2021: The court action begins. Judge Palmer hammers the gavel:

Enter Sydney Powell and her rat friend Lin Wood that was more than happy to jump the ship and leave her twisting in the wind and holding the bag. He don’t know nothing about anything and has no recollection of anything either.

“For whatever reason, whoever filed the complaint put my name on there,” Wood said. “I didn’t have any specific involvement.”

David Fink:

Fink, representing Michigan’s largest city, drew direct connections between the Michigan lawsuit and the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. “Because of the lies spread in this courtroom, not only did people die on Jan. 6, but many people throughout the world … came to doubt the strength of democratic institutions in this country,” Fink said Monday.

The defense was not permitted a response though tempers flared in an attempt to indicate this was beyond the scope and unmerited without proof.

The only point of the judge’s efforts yesterday was going over a number of affidavits that were included in the pleadings and as Sydney said, they were not even required in the filings. The judge shook her head in agreement. Over 900 pages of evidence including statistical and expert statements. They requested an evidentiary hearing including the sworn testimony in the affidavits under attack. Of course that was a moot point. The attack alone was on the affidavits of witnesses. 

It is becoming clear. The judiciary in this case has now joined forces with the Democrats. How one judge can determine the fate of an attorney when she clearly has a bias beyond imagination. But that is what we are doing now isn’t it? Reimagining… in this case it has reached the federal judgeships. Weep for America. I feel incredibly sad.

This story is buried by the Cuba insurrection for one, as well as CPAC, by conservative news outlets which makes it only more distressing. While we are losing America, Cubans looks towards us.

Detroit News:

Facing potential financial sanctions, Powell refused to relent. She said “the duty of lawyers” was to raise “difficult and even unpopular issues.”

“We have practiced law with the highest standards,” Powell said. “We would file the same complaints again. We welcome an opportunity to actually prove our case. No court has ever given us that opportunity.”

During Monday’s sanction hearing, Powell said she had practiced law for 43 years and “never witnessed a proceeding like this.” Powell also criticized David Fink, the attorney for the city of Detroit, who is among the individuals seeking penalties for those who attempted to reverse the election, and the proceeding itself.

“This is one of the proceedings that leave the American public with no confidence either in our election system or in our judicial system,” Powell said.

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Kamala Harris Absurdly Says It’s “Almost Impossible” For Rural Americans To Photocopy Their ID

 

“Rural Americans avoid photography in general. They’re frightened the magic camera box will steal their soul.” That apparently is the nub of it. So now Harris is worried about rural voters?

The expression “dumb as rocks” gives rocks a bad name as Harris gives her latest interview. Here is Biden’s best insurance against being removed from office opining on rural voters. Gee, I never knew she cares do much about rural voters. Did you?

How does she think millions get their welfare every month? They manage to come up with ALL the ID requirements for that somehow. No problem.

Kamala Harris Absurdly Says It’s “Almost Impossible” For Rural Americans To Photocopy Their ID

 

 

 

For some reason I don’t think Kamala has in mind helping out these voters. But then again, black city folks started to get offended that there was an implication that they were too dumb to figure out how to get an I.D. And it was getting absurd. So this is the latest. Rural voters. As if she cared.

 

 

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AG Garland prepares for election audit war maelstrom – doubles Department’s voting rights staff

“The Tell:” June 8, 2021. The stage is set.

Former Attorney General Eric Holder offered strong words of condemnation on Monday for what he called a “fraudit” after MSNBC host Rachel Maddow brought up recent controversies related to voting rights and the GOP-led Arizona Senate’s audit in the state’s most populous county.

“All the things they are doing now are counterproductive. They are without basis, and they will hurt, they will harm, our hard-won democracy,” Holder said, referring to the Maricopa review and similar efforts sprouting in places across the country as former President Donald Trump pushes claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential contest. Holder further urged the Justice Department to become “aggressively involved” in pursuing possible violations of federal law in the case of the audit and to prosecute violators of these laws when needed.

Holder praised the DOJ letter as setting a good framework for how the Biden administration might get involved but said it wasn’t enough. “Letters are fine, but it has to be followed up with action,” he said. From the Washington Examiner.

MSNBC titles the clip:

DOJ Should Be ‘Aggressively Involved’ When Sham Audits Violate Federal Law

Just like magic, looks what happens. One would almost think Holder has a direct line to the WH and Garland.

Attorney General Merrick Garland on June 11 announced that he would double the number of Justice Department staff working on voting rights enforcement over the next 30 days and provide additional guidance on voting rights and redistricting. So the Washington Post says. In truth, he is preparing for the concluding election audits that will present a maelstrom.

In a post that lays out the whole deal and not to be missed:

Conservative Tree House:

The conclusion:

The bottom line is this….  AG Merrick Garland knows a powder keg is very likely to explode as soon as the majority of American people discover just how manipulated the election of 2020 was.  His announcement to double the staff of the DOJ Civil Rights Division voter unit is not to protect election integrity, but rather to position his resources for a war against a looming storm of election review outcomes…. and the White House is so far exposed, they are positioning to use the military to protect their position.

The deep and irrefutable research has been taking place, mostly very quietly, in the background.  I would expect the government response to this will be a combination of the DOJ/FBI “domestic extremist” narratives, combined with racism accusations and claims of election disinformation.

The Alinsky model: Isolate, Ridicule and Marginalize your political opposition, in combination with the use of arrests and threats by the justice department.

Let’s see how things are going in Arizona as the audit is winding down. June 13, 2021

This is one of those interesting explanations that comes in handy later on.  Arizona Senate Liaison Ken Bennett explains what “duplicated ballots” are, what creates them (interesting), and what is the process for auditing them.  I was unaware in Arizona -under some circumstances- you can vote by email and Fax machine.

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We’ve seen the publicly available evidence for the sweeping paper ballot fraud as well as the election machine fraud and that’s criminally horrendous enough. But I never heard about the ability to fax in ballots before. How many fraudulent ballots were faxed in from China? Mexico? Russia? How do “We, the people of the United States” get control back of our elections and end all this fraud?

Wandering over to Georgia and their audit June 14, 2021 Georgia Star News

Fulton County Election Official Admits Chain of Custody Documents Missing for 2020 Absentee Ballots Deposited in Drop Boxes

In a stunning admission about the critical chain of custody documents for absentee ballots deposited into drop boxes in the November 3, 2020 election, a Fulton County election official told The Georgia Star News on Wednesday that “a few forms are missing” and that “some procedural paperwork may have been misplaced.”

Star News analysis of drop box ballot transfer forms for absentee ballots deposited in drop boxes provided by Fulton County in response to an Open Records Request showed that 385 transfer forms out of an estimated 1,565 transfer forms Fulton County said should have been provided are missing – a number that is significantly greater than “a few” by any objective standard.

On Sunday, The Star News published a story which included the files containing digital images of the 1,180 transfer forms that Fulton County did provide. Those digital images can be viewed here.

This is the first time that any election official at either the state or county level from a key battleground state has made an admission of significant error in election procedures for the November 3, 2020 election.

  • President Biden was certified as the winner of Georgia’s 16 Electoral College votes in the 2020 election by the narrow margin of less than 12,000 votes over former President Donald Trump out of a total of 5 million votes cast statewide.

To date, The Star News has obtained absentee ballot drop box forms from 59 counties that provide chain of custody documentation for 266,492 absentee ballots deposited in drop boxes during the November 3, 2020 election, which means that no chain of custody documentation has been produced for about 333,000 absentee ballots deposited in drop boxes out of an estimated 600,000 absentee ballots deposited in drop boxes during that election.

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I could go out on a limb and wonder if this is one of the reasons the Capitol remains locked down with the desire to maintain a National Guard presence. I could go further and add Sundance’s comment over at Conservative Tree House:

The next war will not come from foreign soil, it is about to happen based on a great awakening in the heavily corrupt and manipulated voting system in the United States.  The battle is about to happen right here on our soil.

BIG PICTURE – United States Attorney General Merrick Garland is pre-positioning assets from the DOJ and FBI   Simultaneous to this, the U.S. military leadership is purging patriots and putting all service members under surveillance [LINK].  These two factual events are directly related.

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AG Garland Show Down at the AZ OK Corral Voter Audit

An Arizona state Senator has warned US Attorney General Merrick Garland that he’ll ‘spend time in prison’ if he interferes with the 2020 post-election audit, after Garland announced on Friday that the Justice Department will look into whether any federal laws were broken – and claimed the state was employing ‘abnormal’ methods.

AG Garland Show Down at the AZ OK Corral Voter Audit

The Arizona audit of the Presidential election results plods along. Unless one makes the effort of checking out a few blogs here and there one would never know it. AG Garland and his minions have been doing their best to stymie the process. Now a marker has been thrown down by Garland and this is not going to end well.

An Arizona state Senator has warned US Attorney General Merrick Garland that he’ll ‘spend time in prison’ if he interferes with the 2020 post-election audit, after Garland announced on Friday that the Justice Department will look into whether any federal laws were broken – and claimed the state was employing ‘abnormal’ methods.

Zero Hedge:

‘Touch The Ballots, Go To Jail’: AZ Lawmaker Warns Biden AG As Audit Showdown Brews

Arizona Sunset

According to Garland, audits like Arizona’s will face federal scrutiny, “to ensure they abide by federal statutory requirements to protect election records and avoid the intimidation of voters.”

Garland also said the DOJ would “publish guidance explaining the civil and criminal statutes that apply to post-election audits.”

Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward reacted to Garland’s warning, tweeting: “Seems Merrick either wants to ignore or forgot all about the US Constitution.”

In another-words if they find anything the DOJ will say it is false information and untrue. Then MSM will log in with the DOJ analysis. Finally Big Tech will cancel anyone who posts the findings. This is the vicious circle we find ourselves in.

Keep your eye on this story. The swamp is getting antsy on this one.

Dominion Voting System strikes Luzerne County – second PA Primary county to fall victim

 

Dominion Voting Systems, which claims to work with 2000 voting jurisdictions including nine of the 20 largest counties in the nation had “problems” again in this past Tuesday’s primary election in Pennsylvania. Yesterday I reported on Fayette County. Today, Luzerne county.  How extensive is Dominion involved in our elections?

Founded in 2002 in Toronto, Canada, Dominion Voting Systems sells electronic voting hardware and software, including voting machines and tabulators, to municipalities and other organizations across North America. As of September 2019, Dominion voting machines are used in more than 2,000 jurisdictions in 33 states and Puerto Rico.

As they say:

END-TO-END ELECTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

DEMOCRACY SUITE® ELECTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Drives the entire election project through a single comprehensive database.  From election definition to results reporting, Democracy Suite® has all the tools for any election.

Yesterday I reported on Fayette County with an update on Luzerne county.

Voting Machines in Fayette County PA Were Not Counting GOP Votes – County Uses Dominion Voting Machines UPDATE

Chris Varney, Judge of Elections says they were initially under the impression that it was a problem with all ballots, but then determined it was only a problem with Republican ballots. Varney says he was unaware of which specific precincts were dealing with the same issue, but that this same issue was happening in numerous locations across Fayette County.

Most voters in Fayette County will vote using a hand-marked paper ballot. Some voters will use the Dominion Imagecast X to mark their ballot. All voters will use the ImageCast Precinct Scanner to cast their completed ballot.

No word from Dominion or anyone else about how this could have happened again, or why it seems to only be targeting Republicans again.

 

Let’s take a look more closely at what happened in Luzerne county.

Dominion Responds After Pennsylvania Election Officials Report ‘Coding Error’ With Voting Machines

Voters report issues in Luzerne County
 
Election officials in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, reported issues with voting equipment at polling places on Tuesday, prompting a response from Dominion Voting Systems saying that there was a ballot screen error regarding the viewing screen’s header.
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Luzerne County Director of Elections Bob Morgan told local media that coding on the Dominion Voting Systems machines triggered the problem.

According to some voters and officials, speaking to WNEP, when Republican voters approach the machine to vote, the introduction page says, “Official Democratic Ballot.” A polling place in Kingston Township confirmed to the news outlet that it was forced to pause voting on Tuesday due to the issue.

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Vough added to the paper he would suggest that Luzerne County end its contract with Dominion during the next council meeting.

Morgan, meanwhile, explained to PAHomepage that “there is no evidence of any of this problem on the mail-in ballots which were produced from that file” and added that the county is “still working with Dominion to get an explanation as to how this coding error occurred. They were as surprised about it as we were.”

When asked if there was any way it was the fault of the county, Morgan said, “No.”

“We’re doing signs, we’ve contacted each of the judges of elections. We’ve asked them to place a sign at their voting place. We’re giving Republican voters the opportunity to vote by provisional or emergency ballot if they choose.”

 

More Dominion shenanigans? How can a company charged with carrying out the election process be so careless and not do a trial run? After all of the accusations and charges they decide not to clean up their act? Are we to expect that errors such as these are “to be expected?” Is this to get us to the point that this is going to happen and standard practice and nothing to see. Really? You will read little about Dominion. They have threatened most of the media into silence. Still the questions remain.

 

 

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — The Luzerne County Republican and Democrat Parties have reached an agreement, avoiding a court injunction over voting machine issues.

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Voting Machines in Fayette County PA Were Not Counting GOP Votes – County Uses Dominion Voting Machines UPDATE

 

Update on Luzerne County

Dominion Responds After Pennsylvania Election Officials Report ‘Coding Error’ With Voting Machines

Republican and Democrat voters report issues in Luzerne County
 
Election officials in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, reported issues with voting equipment at polling places on Tuesday, prompting a response from Dominion Voting Systems saying that there was a ballot screen error regarding the viewing screen’s header.
….

 

Luzerne County Director of Elections Bob Morgan told local media that coding on the Dominion Voting Systems machines triggered the problem.

According to some voters and officials, speaking to WNEP, when Republican voters approach the machine to vote, the introduction page says, “Official Democratic Ballot.” A polling place in Kingston Township confirmed to the news outlet that it was forced to pause voting on Tuesday due to the issue.

….

Vough added to the paper he would suggest that Luzerne County end its contract with Dominion during the next council meeting.

Morgan, meanwhile, explained to PAHomepage that “there is no evidence of any of this problem on the mail-in ballots which were produced from that file” and added that the county is “still working with Dominion to get an explanation as to how this coding error occurred. They were as surprised about it as we were.”

When asked if there was any way it was the fault of the county, Morgan said, “No.”

“We’re doing signs, we’ve contacted each of the judges of elections. We’ve asked them to place a sign at their voting place. We’re giving Republican voters the opportunity to vote by provisional or emergency ballot if they choose.”

 
 
Back to the post:

At first, everyone was under the impression that there was a problem with the barcodes on all ballots, but it turns out only Republican ballots are being rejected this past Tuesday’s primary.

How strange.

Gateway Pundit has been about the only game in town to find out anything about the November voting fraud audits. Dominion has been threatening everyone and anything and have been filing lawsuits. The Pundit have been covering the various voting audits from this past election in November and there are many and ongoing. The Feds are trying to block them at every turn. Visit them to catch the latest inside story on the audits. They are on it.

Pennsylvania:

Update from CBS Pittsburgh: The Fayette County solicitor said the courts have granted an emergency petition, which means all the ballots that weren’t scanned will be hand-counted by the judge of elections at each individual precinct once the polls close at 8 p.m.

In the meantime, elections officials are collecting the Republican ballots and storing them in the back of the voting machines. (This makes sense don’t you think for insuring and honest and fair election?)

The Liberty Daily:

Now this…
According to the Fayette County government website the county uses Dominion Voting machines. Check out the link to see what an absurd system is being used in certain counties.

Fayette County Voting System

 

Welcome to the Fayette County voting system page. This page tells you how to vote in person on Election Day in Fayette County.

Most voters in Fayette County will vote using a hand-marked paper ballot. Some voters will use the Dominion Imagecast X to mark their ballot. All voters will use the ImageCast Precinct Scanner to cast their completed ballot.

it wasn’t all of the ballots that were being rejected. A certain type of ballot was being rejected — specifically, only Republican ballots were getting kicked back by the machines. Judge Joe Scalise said he had a rough morning with Republican ballots being rejected — and then he started hearing that it wasn’t just his precinct, but a countywide issue. According to KDKA:

Elections officials in Fayette County are working to solve a problem dealing with voting machines not accepting ballots. Numerous voters have contacted KDKA, reporting that their Republican ballots were not accepted.

The Fayette County Bureau of Elections has confirmed that precincts across the county are having issues with machines not scanning bar codes on all ballots, for both Republicans and Democrats. Hutchison Elementary School, the polling location for South Union Township’s 3rd voting district, was among those having issues on Tuesday morning.

Chris Varney, Judge of Elections says they were initially under the impression that it was a problem with all ballots, but then determined it was only a problem with Republican ballots. Varney says he was unaware of which specific precincts were dealing with the same issue, but that this same issue was happening in numerous locations across Fayette County.

The solution provided by Fayette County officials was to collect ballots from voters and store them in the back of voting machines — but not to scan any of them to ensure the process was handled in a fair manner.

We’ve heard different variations of this story ever since November 3, 2020, when voting machines seemed to switch votes from Republicans to Democrats. At the heart of the scandal during the big election was Dominion Voting Machines. Certainly they’re not at the heart of this particular voter “challenges” story as well, right? According to the Fayette County Voting Portal:

Most voters in Fayette County will vote using a hand-marked paper ballot. Some voters will use the Dominion Imagecast X to mark their ballot. All voters will use the ImageCast Precinct Scanner to cast their completed ballot.

No word from Dominion or anyone else about how this could have happened again, or why it seems to only be targeting Republicans again. During the 2020 presidential election, hundreds of statistical anomalies accompanied over a thousand affidavits and several videos that depicted rampant, widespread voter fraud. As we broke on NOQ Report on November 6, 2020, Dominion seems to be at the center of many of these instances.

The Fayette County District Attorney is opening an investigation into ballot issues from Tuesday’s primary; KDKA’s Amy Wadas reports.

Why not hand count all the ballots? All the time? Unless there is an audit the assumption is that the machine has counted the ballots correctly. More on the election after the official count comes out on Friday. They are still counting ballots last I checked. By the way, Pennsylvania has drop boxes as well. What possibly could go wrong. The military ballots are still out there wandering around and have a couple more weeks to check in.

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Trump and Rudy: The Post-Election Downfall

 

What to do with the problem of Rudy.  What I am about to give you as a post will be controversial. We all recall Rudy in happier days as the fighter for the little guy. Broken windows guy that would turn the cesspool of Times Square around. The “I love New York” would apply to the city. People wanted to live there again. It was good. Rudy was  good.

Fast forward to the days of Donald Trump. This now is a 76 year old man. If any of us had wearied of him with his Trump’s Ukraine handling, we were in for a lot more of him as the impeachment fiasco began. Although many of us believed in the Ukraine cause, his handling seemed to many as an opportunity for self- aggrandizement.  A frequent flyer on Fox – more than happy to fill the airwaves after trudging the globe in search of his truth.

But something seemed to go terrible wrong when it came to the Trump re-election. We had known for months that election fraud was in the works. As I watch the impeachment hearing as I write, Trump made dozens of tweets regarding his worry over election fraud.

Yet inexplicably, we saw nothing in the works to challenge the process. That apparently was to come later. But that never came later. Even as the election day unfolded nothing was in place to challenge nor document what was happening. Apparently after the election. But even that never really happened.

I can attest to that regarding Pennsylvania. Living rather close to the Capitol, I receive more political stories via local media than the average person. What happened in PA was a travesty, and Rudy was the presenter of the travesty. I followed the litigation of Rudy. It was not pretty,

He went into that Pennsylvania courtroom and was destroyed. Here is a partial transcript:

Matthew W. Brann, U.S. District Judge: So it’s correct to say then that you’re not alleging fraud in the amended complaint?

Rudy Giuliani: No, your honor, it does not, because we incorporate by reference in 150 all of the allegations that precede it, which include a long explanation of a fraudulent, fraudulent process, a planned fraudulent process.

Judge: I understand that. So the amended complaint, does the amended complaint plead fraud with particularity?

Rudy: No, your honor, and it doesn’t plead fraud. It pleads the, it pleads the plan, the scheme that we lay out in 132 to 149 without characterizing.”

SOURCE: audio clip

Despite alleging voter fraud in his opening remarks, President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani later backtracked when pressed by a Pennsylvania judge on Nov. 18. (Well worth listening the clip and seems to be free.)

But let me turn the story over to The Lid:

Former Overstock CEO Tells Heartbreaking Story Of Rudy Giuliani’s Post-Election Decline

 

Whether or not one believes that voter fraud swayed the election, at times his work on the 2020 election results on behalf of President Trump at times became something of a joke.  A blog post by former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne, explains the Mayor’s post-election decline. In a truly heartbreaking story Byrne describes Rudy Giuliani as if he was a doddering grandpa, and someone who was regularly ‘s***-faced’ while coordinating the legal effort. Rudy Giuliani decline.

‘Almost every evening, and many early afternoons, Rudy was s***-faced,’ Byrne wrote, quoting others.

That wasn’t even the worst of it.  I encourage you to go to Byrne’s site and read the full account of the post-election decline of Rudy Giuliani and disaster that was President Trump’s post-election legal effort:

How DJT Lost the White House, Chapter 1: All the President’s Teams (11/3 – 12/17)

Clip……..

Nine hours later, Monday morning at 10 AM, Rudy Giuliani took the stage at a joint press conference held with Sidney Powell and Jenna Ellison. Rudy was meant to give a synopsis of where things stood, and then introduce Sidney Powell, who was going to discuss the possibility of mass election fraud on a scale no one was yet comprehending. That it was not about a couple hundred dead people voting here, or a few hundred illegals voting there, but about something deeper, systemic….. Unprecedented.

 

 

 

Instead of sticking to the plan, Rudy Giuliani got carried away, and huffed and puffed his way around the stage for 40 minutes about how many hundreds of dead people had voted here and how illegal people had voted there….. And Joe Frazier still voted! As he worked himself up like Grandpa, repeating all the same points he had been making for days, hair die ran down both sides of his face, unnoticed.

Nine hours earlier, he had had nine shots of whiskey in under 90 minutes.

(Ed: Any of us who witnessed this presentation in real time had to know whatever the plan was if any, we were in real trouble with Rudy at the helm.)

Clip…

…….but we all began to wonder: What’s the strategy here? Is there a strategy? Rudy’s strategy (if there is one) just seems to be a long march through the courts. Taking cases to the states and appellate levels. Imagining he is going to win by running the tables through the court system. Or getting state politicians to do something brave. But that was not going to work, as the courts are ponderous anywhere, especially disinclined to get involved in election matters, and were already setting court dates out past January 20. And politicians do not do brave things. Yet Rudy just kept plodding along, with an occasional hearing, a daily podcast. It did not make any sense.

Clip……

….So whatever Republican loyalists around the country coughed up those hundreds of millions, in donations of $10 and $20…. They were all fleeced. It was a big joke: there was a pot of hundreds of millions of dollars given by Republican rank-and-file to Republican Bigshots to help reverse-engineer and unscramble whatever had happened on November 3, and not a penny was going to any activity related to doing so. It was all being held by people at the top licking their lips.

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There are several great clips at the link. Thanks go to The Lid

A good blog and worth the visit.

Other than. this all is well in the swamp.

 

RNC will not back Trump if he runs again in 2024 primary

 

Nope. In an apparent rush to make sure that a new political party is born, our gal Ronna, the chair of the RNC says not going to do it. Will stay neutral. Oh, but by the way, she sure wants Trump to help us in 2022 getting back the House. Who knows, maybe even the Senate.

Of course, its all about the bucks. Rona is afraid the big fat PAC monies won’t find their way into the GOP coffers. You know, we need more RINO’s.

A granddaughter of Michigan Governor and businessman George W. Romney and niece of U.S. Senator Mitt Romney, as RNC Chair, she has been known for her prolific fundraising. It is said she is a major supporter of Trump.

The past four years under Rona’s stewardship we have lost the House, Senate and the Presidency. Trump picked her it is said, and she was re-elected in January. Sure, the RNC is suppose to stay neutral, but why not remain mute until the dust settles while Trump is under major attack with the upcoming impeachment??? Why agitate all those red MAGA hat wearers?

 

 

The Republican National Committee (RNC) will not back former President Trump if he chooses to run for office again in 2024 and will instead remain neutral, RNC chair Ronna McDaniel indicated in a Wednesday interview with the Associated Press.

“The party has to stay neutral. I’m not telling anybody to run or not to run in 2024,” McDaniel said, walking the fine line as polls continue to indicate that a sizeable portion of the GOP base continues to back and support the former president.

“That’s going to be up to those candidates going forward. What I really do want to see him do, though, is help us win back majorities in 2022,” she told the outlet.

Jason Miller, 2020 senior adviser to the Trump campaign, stated that Trump is committed to that goal.

He said Trump “made clear his goal is to win back the House and Senate for Republicans in 2022” despite rumors of the former president planning to forge a party outside of the Republican Party.

“There’s nothing that’s actively being planned regarding an effort outside of that,” he added.

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