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.

We shall see how long this twitter stays up.

 

The very best of the swamp today.

 

Thanks WHATFINGER NEWS for the shout out! A great site.

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.

 

Golden nuggets from the day the USA shall remain in infamy

Why would they shoot this woman with SWAT right behind her? Something isn’t right here…and nobody is speaking up. Also, numerous people walking into the building, even w police escort…why her? This doesn’t pass the sniff test

Some clips for the old scrap book.

This includes a different view from what is being shown most frequently.

Image

A good thread on the tweet.

All is well in the swamp.

Welcome to America’s ‘Rule of Law’

Apparently we learn that it doesn’t take a whole lot of effort to storm the Capitol. Am I the only one who finds it a puzzle that with a hundred thousand and more patriots and who knows who else is in D.C. protesting, we have the slim blue line down to a handful at the Capitol? By golly weren’t we lucky that a true terrorist wasn’t in the mix with who knows what? But wait, it is claimed that various pipe bombs and IED’s were found. Let’s find out just who were the instigators that breeched the hallowed halls of Congress.

Tucker Carlson had a stand out show last night. The full thing is out there on Youtube at least for now. But I suspect Tucker and us little bloggers are soon to be written off the pages and networks. Anyone else want to bet this bit of insurrection by whomever has given them the “reason” and excuse to banish us. After all we are now called the insurrectionists.

Yet we are suppose to play nice we are told while the left burns plunders and pillages.

Mark Steyn and Tucker have at it in the clip below.. its up for now…..

Great Mark Steyn & Tucker Carlson Analysis Of Left’s Hypocrisy On Protests After Defending Violence.

A montage of the left.

Yes indeed. all is well in the swamp.

Supreme Court Rejects Kansas Effort to Revive Voter Registration Law

 

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Kansas that sought to revive a law requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote.

There were no dissents. There were no comments.

This won’t effect just Kansas. Pennsylvania requires a birth certificate when one applies for Driver’s license and at the same time one has the option to register to vote. Bet that is the next to go.

If we had high hopes on the Trump Supremes leading us out of the wilderness, think again:

 

The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a request to salvage a Kansas law that required residents to provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote, despite pleas from Kansas lawyers and almost 20 red states.

Kansas’s red-state allies used the case to mount a broader attack on a legal test that in their view gives judges too much power in election-security disputes. Former Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach (R.) championed the law and personally defended it in court against an ACLU lawsuit.

The Secure and Fair Elections (SAFE) Act required Kansans to produce documentary proof of citizenship when registering to vote. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson struck the SAFE Act down in 2018. Robinson said it conflicted with a federal law that requires state officials to use “the minimum amount of information necessary” to determine voter eligibility. She also found the SAFE Act unconstitutional, saying the burden it placed on voters outweighed the state’s interest in protecting elections.

A coalition of 18 red states seized on Robinson’s second finding to push for a bigger change in election law. Relying on two Supreme Court cases from the 1980s and 1990s, federal courts usually compare benefits against burdens when reviewing voting rules. In a legal brief to the justices, the red states argued that approach isn’t objective and leads to inconsistent results. They urged the Court to hear the Kansas case and use it to jettison the balancing test for election laws.

More at  Free Beacon

 

Other than that all is well in the swamp.

Michael Flynn reveals ‘KRACKEN’, the election, in first interview

 

A fascinating interview with Flynn who appeared on Worldview Weekend of all places. Included is General McInerney, NSA Whistleblower Kirk Wiebe and National Intelligence Author Mary Fanning.

It’s about 30 minutes long and well worth the ride. I have included a few pieces of the transcript as well as a link to the video interview.

Flynn discusses the infamous ‘THE KRAKEN’ and states it is a reference to the 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, based out of U.S. Army Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, appearing on the Worldview Weekend broadcast with Brannon Howse in his first interview since being pardoned by President Trump, warned that Americans are living through a historic and dangerous period.

Flynn, who was immediately targeted for indictment by corrupt Obama administration operatives as soon as Trump took office, was pardoned Wednesday, Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving.

He said in the interview with Howse that America stands at a crossroads that will determine whether it survives as a free nation or becomes something “unrecognizable.”

“What’s happening in this country should never happen, and there’s no doubt in my mind we are going through a crucible of history, and if we don’t correct what it is that’s happening in the next couple of weeks, then I hate to really even think what will happen in our country going forward into the latter part of December and certainly into the next month.”

…..“…I’m upset, I’m determined, I’m going to be resilient, and I believe I reflect the millions of people across this country who feel the exact same way I do.”

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‘THE KRAKEN’ is a reference to the 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, based out of U.S. Army Fort Huachuca, Arizona, U.S. Air Force Lt. General Thomas McInerney (Ret.) revealed today.

Lieutenant General Michael Flynn (U.S. Army, Ret.), in his first interview since President Trump pardoned General Flynn for crimes he did not commit, said today on WVW-TV with Brannon Howse that “this is still a coup in progress.”

“Everything that we are experiencing right now actually is more than just an assault on President Trump. This is an assault on the American Republic,” General Flynn stated.

The 2020 election was rife with fraud in an attempt to steal the election from President Donald Trump on behalf of Joe Biden.

“The Founding Fathers may not have known about cyberwarfare, but they certainly recognized tyranny when they saw it,” General Flynn stated before the interview.

Democratic Party operatives and foreign actors perpetuated various types of election fraud. Foreign enemies assessed the U.S. election in an attempt to steal the election from President Donald Trump.

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For more transcripts scout around their website World View Weekend

Exclusive: 3-Star General McInerney Calls For Martial Law, Tribunals & Investigation of Treason with Host Brannon Howse and guests General McInerney, NSA Whistleblower Kirk Wiebe and National Intelligence Author Mary Fanning.

Watch the whole interview with Brannon Howse at Worldview Weekend TV.

 

Everything swell in the swamp.

 

Everybody knew the dice were loaded and the fix was in

As they say, nothing new under the sun. There is no surprise since we knew this was in the cards. I give you a bit of a recap from yesteryear. Included is last nights interview with Lou and Sidney.  I will end with a Leonard Cohen “Everybody knows.”

Transcript:

Here is last night’s interview with Lou and Sidney.

Our man Leonard.

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows
Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died
Everybody talking to their pockets
Everybody wants a box of chocolates
And a long-stem rose
Everybody knows

That’s all folks. Have a great day.

Democrat calls for ‘Post WWII Re-education Camps’ for Trump Supporters

 

It doesn’t feel like the Summer of love does it? I don’t see Twitter banning these tweets and those who indicate that rounding us up for re-education camps and calling us a cult  is not hate speech.

California Democrat David Atkins this week called for Trump supporters to be “deprogrammed” in “post WWII” type reeducation camps.

 

 

 

I copied a few of the tweets in the thread. Here is his idea as to what to do with us.

“No seriously…how *do* you deprogram 75 million people? Where do you start? Fox? Facebook?” Atkins said.

“We have to start thinking in terms of post-WWII Germany or Japan. Or the failures of Reconstruction in the South.” he added.

No seriously…how *do* you deprogram 75 million people? Where do you start? Fox? Facebook? We have to start thinking in terms of post-WWII Germany or Japan. Or the failures of Reconstruction in the South.

This is not your standard partisan policy disagreement. This is a conspiracy theory fueled belligerent death cult against reality & basic decency. The only actual policy debates of note are happening within the dem coalition between left and center left.

I know conservatives are upset by some of the responses here. And yeah, many are out of line. But what do you expect people to do in self-preservation? The Right has been running 4 years on “f*** your feelings, my conspiracy theories are valid opinions, and we have more guns.”

You can’t run on a civil war footing hopped up on conspiracy theories hating everyone who lives in cities, mainlining Fox/Breitbart/QAnon, threatening to kidnap governors and shoot protesters, without people trying to figure out how to reverse the brainwashing.

i mean, for chrissakes, conservatives are literally giving themselves COVID just to own the libs. They’re dying in COVID wards insisting they don’t have COVID because it must be a liberal plot. People are gonna try to figure out how to defend themselves.

There was a lot of pile own:

 

After more ringing in with what to do with the “cult” –  the cult members tried to step in and  respond and the thread took a turn to the need start the thread elsewhere.

THE RESPONSE:

The swamp takes an ominous turn.

Massive election fraud is on its way – watch out for State Secretaries

 

Soros has been at work getting little known State office’s filled with his sycophants. We hear a lot about District Attorney offices being filled with left wing radicals. But it is the Secretaries of State that control how voting takes place and certifies elections. Here is why we need to worry.

 

 

 

Add this to the mix.  

“The judge’s stay today is simply a recognition that the multitude of issues surrounding Pennsylvania’s dangerous voting system—including ballot harvesting and double voting—touch both federal and state constitutional issues. The federal court is simply going to reserve its judgment on this in the hopes that the state court will resolve these serious issues and guarantee that every Pennsylvanian has their vote counted—once,” Clark added. 

 

 

The real deal are the State Secretary offices. Think it doesn’t matter? Look what happened with having Mark Ritchie Secretary of State in Minnesota and the Al Franken win. Who is Mark Ritchie?

Ritchie in the 1990s had been a member of the now-defunct socialist New Party.[20] Moreover, he has ideological ties to the Communist Party USA and has been described by communist Tim Wheeler as a “friend” of the Party.

It gave us Obamacare with the 60th vote.

Minnesota’s November election for U.S. Senate, Republican incumbent Norm Coleman finished 725 votes ahead of Democratic challenger Al Franken; the thin margin of victory, however, triggered an automatic recount. With Mark Ritchie presiding over the recount process during the ensuing weeks, Coleman’s lead gradually dwindled due to what journalist Matthew Vadum describes as a long series of “appalling irregularities” that invariably benefited Franken.

As USA Today reported at the time: “The political battle for control of the federal government has opened up a new front: the obscure but vital state offices that determine who votes and how those votes are counted.”[11]

The Secretary of State Project (SoSP) was established in July 2006 as an independent “527” organization devoted to helping Democrats get elected to the office of secretary-of-state in selected swing, or battleground, states.

One of the principal duties of the secretary of state is to serve as the chief election officer who certifies candidates as well as election results in his or her state.[2] The holder of this office, then, can potentially play a key role in determining the winner of a close election. Funding included George Soros. Other players were Mark Ritchie.

To establish “election protection” against similar disappointments in subsequent political races, SoSP in 2006 targeted its funding efforts on the secretary-of-state races in seven swing states: Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, and Ohio.[10]

Democrats emerged victorious in five of those seven elections, all except Colorado and Michigan. Politico.com would later characterize SoSP as “an administrative firewall” designed, “in anticipation of a photo-finish presidential election,” to protect Democrats’ “electoral interests in … the most important battleground states.”[12]

In 2008, SoSP supported Democratic secretary-of-state candidates in Missouri, Montana, Oregon and West Virginia; all four Democrats won. These results represented yet another high return on a relatively small financial investment for SoSP.

Brunner went on to make her influence felt in several significant ways two years later, during the 2008 election cycle:

  • She ruled that Ohio residents should be permitted, during the designated early-voting period extending from late September to early October, to register and vote on the very same day.[15]
  • In a separate matter, Brunner sought to effectively invalidate many of the approximately one million absentee-ballot applications that Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s campaign had issued. Each of those forms had been printed with a checkbox next to a statement affirming that the voter was a qualified elector; Brunner maintained that if an applicant failed to check the box—even if he or she signed the form—the application could be rejected. But Republicans noted that state law did not require the box to be checked as long as the voter signed the ballot. The Ohio Supreme Court subsequently overturned Brunner’s directive on grounds that it served “no vital purpose or public interest.”[16] 
  • In October 2008, Brunner refused to comply with county election-board requests that she turn over approximately 200,000 voter-registration forms in which the name did not match the driver’s license or Social Security number.[17]

…….snip

Another early beneficiary of SoSP support was Democrat Mark Ritchie, who, with SoSP help in 2006, defeated a two-term incumbent Republican in the race for Minnesota secretary of state. Ritchie acknowledged his debt to SoSP when he said, “I want to thank the Secretary of State Project and its thousands of grass-roots donors for helping to push my campaign over the top.”[18] Other contributors to Ritchie’s campaign included Heather BoothDrummond Pike, Deborah Rappaport (wife of venture capitalist Andrew Rappaport), and George Soros.

A former community organizer with close ties to ACORN,[19] Ritchie in the 1990s had been a member of the now-defunct socialist New Party.[20] Moreover, he has ideological ties to the Communist Party USA and has been described by communist Tim Wheeler as a “friend” of the Party.[21]

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Other than that, all is well in the swamp.

UPDATE:

Detroit Absentee Ballot Chaos: ‘So Inaccurate We Can’t Even Attempt to Make Right’

Wayne County, Michigan, leaders want the Secretary of State to intervene after there was chaos while counting absentee ballots on primary election night.

The Detroit News reported:

Recorded ballot counts in 72% of Detroit’s absentee voting precincts didn’t match the number of ballots cast, spurring officials in Michigan’s largest county to ask the state to investigate ahead of a pivotal presidential election.

Without an explanation from Detroit election workers for the mismatches, the Wayne County Board of Canvassers requested this week for Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office to examine the “training and processes” used in Detroit’s Aug. 4 primary, which one official described as a “perfect storm” of challenges. The board is charged with certifying election results.

Forty-six percent of all precinct numbers were askew, canvassers were told

Half of Democrats don’t think Biden will serve all four years

 

Anyone else surprised that the number is as small as it is? Does anyone think that from day one Biden will be missing in action? Typical dementia patient, Biden is being a rascal and already apparently not willing to buy into his handler’s VP pick for him. The delay tells us all we need to know.

A majority of voters, including half of Democrats, do not think that 77-year-old Democrat Joe Biden will serve all four years as president, putting added pressure on who he plans to choose as vice president, and potential successor, according to a new survey.

According to the latest Rasmussen Reports poll, 59% of likely voters believe Biden’s vice president will take over in his first term if he’s elected in November.

And that includes 49% of Democrats, said the survey, backing up others that have found many in the party don’t care who is elected as long as it’s not President Trump.

“Most voters think it’s likely that person will be president within the next four years if Biden is elected in November,” said the survey analysis.

Just over half of voters continue to say they’re likely to vote against Trump this fall, and a sizable majority of those voters don’t seem to care who runs against him, said Rasmussen.

More at  Washington Examiner

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