Back to the grind, after a cold, wet, and yet fun, vacation. So what's new?
From John Solomon at JTN, Maricopa County refuses to comply with Arizona legislative subpoena for election evidence, "Board for state’s largest county, encompassing Phoenix, votes 4-1 to go to court to fight turning over ballot data and machines." But I'm sure they have nothing to hide. Daniel Payne at JTN, Trump: U.S. voting machines 'could have' been target of recent cyberattack "Foreign hack reached numerous federal agencies" But that can't be true because reasons! Fox, After government hack, media mum on ex-cybersecurity chief highlighted for contradicting Trump's fraud claims. Fox, Detroit, John James launches legal defense fund as he contests Michigan election results
Also from JTN, by Daniel Payne, Analyst says redacted Dominion report 'shows very clearly' problems with voting machines
"But at that point, Dominion’s argument is no longer with us," he continued. "Dominion’s argument is with their own user’s manual and their own logs. Because the logs, had they been able to be published, show very clearly that the RCV [ranked-choice voting] algorithm was enacted. It shows very clearly that the error messages were massive. It shows very clearly that races were flipped."
It could just be coincidence that Joe Biden Appears to Outperform in Counties Using Dominion or HART Voting Machines: Data Analyst (ET), or it could be enemy action. A thread:
An unbiased by-county analysis of over 3000 U.S. counties shows Joe Biden received 5.6 % more votes in counties using Dominion Voting Systems. "If a network system of computers was used to fraudulently affect vote counts...the results would look exactly like this."
Also from ET, Georgia Official Warned Counties Not to Grant Open Record Request for Voting Software. Trying to keep it safely under wraps until China Joe is inaugurated? Breitbart, Top Pollster Finds ‘Only 56% Say Joe Biden Is Their President. What comes, around goes around.
The Georgia Republican Party, NRSC and the campaigns of Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue filed a suit Thursday arguing that data on new registrations indicate they include hundreds of voters who already cast ballots in other states with Senate races this year.
From Sundance at CTH, Sidney Powell Meets With President Trump in Oval Office to Discuss Vote Fraud. I'd love to be a fly on that wall. Hot Air cites the NYT whining that Trump Discussed Naming Sidney Powell Special Counsel For Voter Fraud Probe, Unfortunately, they no longer have a good record for accuracy. At WaEx, Giuliani touts new election challenge strategy as Trump mulls Sidney Powell wild card Also from via Hot Air the NYT wish casts, The ‘Red Slime’ Lawsuit That Could Sink Right-Wing Media and at Mediaite, Lou Dobbs Airs Stunning Fact-Check of His Own Election Conspiracies After Company Threatens Legal Action.
At WaEx, Peter Navarro releases 36-page report alleging election fraud 'more than sufficient' to swing victory to Trump. Sundance also has Navarro on video at Peter Navarro Discusses His 2020 Election Report, The Immaculate Deception
Capt. Ed at Hot Air, Trump Files Last-Gasp Appeal To SCOTUS Over Pennsylvania Mail-In Ballot Deadline. Also from sundance, Trump Campaign Files First Formal Request Directly to Supreme Court For Intervention in Pennsylvania Election, If you can't flip Pennsylvania, the rest don't matter.
“The Campaign’s petition seeks to reverse three decisions which eviscerated the Pennsylvania Legislature’s protections against mail ballot fraud, including (a) prohibiting election officials checking whether signatures on mail ballots are genuine during canvassing on Election Day, (b) eliminating the right of campaigns to challenge mail ballots during canvassing for forged signatures and other irregularities, (c) holding that the rights of campaigns to observe the canvassing of mail ballots only meant that they only were allowed to be ‘in the room’ – in this case, the Philadelphia Convention Center – the size of several football fields, and (d) eliminating the statutory requirements that voters properly sign, address, and date mail ballots.
“The petition seeks all appropriate remedies, including vacating the appointment of electors committed to Joseph Biden and allowing the Pennsylvania General Assembly to select their replacements.
PM, Matt Gaetz announces plans to challenge electoral college votes in January, "On January 6, I’m joining with the fighters in the Congress and we are going to object to electors from states that didn’t run clean elections," Gaetz proclaimed" Fox, Trump promises 'wild' protest in Washington DC on Jan. 6, claims it's 'impossible' he lost.
Politico wonders What Happened to the Democrats Who Never Accepted Bush’s Election "The 2004 vote-fraud conspiracy movement never really died. What does that mean for Trump’s true believers—and America?" Andrea Widberg, Am Think, Leftists accuse Mitch McConnell of election fraud, Jazz Shaw at Hot Air, Questioning Biden’s Win Is A Conspiracy Theory, But Mitch McConnell Totally Cheated?, and Rick Moran at PJ Media, It's Not a 'Conspiracy Theory' When They Do It: Left Is Questioning Mitch McConnell's Vote Totals in Kentucky.
Considering its ignoble history, one would think journalists would avoid a term like “sedition.” Sadly, the legacy media has joined the creepy chorus described in the first paragraph above. The Week advises, “The Constitution has an answer for seditious members of Congress.” The New Yorker solemnly intones, “There needs to be a real reckoning.” Salon accuses the president of plotting a “seditious secession movement.” Esquire describes states that filed “friend of the court” briefs in favor of the Texas lawsuit as “accomplices” in a “seditious conspiracy.” All of this would be mildly amusing if the “S” word hadn’t actually been used by Pennsylvania’s attorney general in his reply brief to the Supreme Court. George Washington University law profressor Jonathan Turley explains:
Filing with the Supreme Court is the very antithesis of sedition. Seeking judicial review is not subversion of the Constitution or a call to rebellion. It is using the constitutional process. If going to the courts is “seditious,” going to church must be atheism… It is hardly compelling for Attorney General Josh Shapiro to argue that a filing is reckless and unfounded by using reckless and unfounded rhetoric. Such hyperbolic language may thrill the base but will not likely thrill the Court.This is the kind of reasoning we expect from a reputable law professor. Sedition is, after all, a word with a legal definition. As Jennifer Stepp Breen, an associate professor at the Syracuse University School of Law, recently explained to Capital Tonight, “We have a federal criminal law defining seditious conspiracy, and that’s when a group of two or more people gather together to essentially overthrow the government, or prevent a government from enacting its laws.” This does not include empty rhetoric or tweets about stolen elections. Sedition has to involve “imminent lawless activity.” And it should be obvious to the meanest intelligence — even a Sunday morning talking head — that filing state and federal lawsuits does not constitute an attempt to overthrow the federal government.
Mike Miller at Red State, Did Mark Zuckerberg's $350M Contribution to 'Safe Elections' Project 'Improperly Influence 2020 Presidential Election'? Of course it influenced it; Zuckerberg is many things, but stupid isn't one of them. The question is whether it was improper.
In the report’s executive summary, Project Director Phill Kline said Zuckerberg and other high-tech interests, and activist organizations created a two-tiered election system.“The 2020 presidential election witnessed an unprecedented and coordinated public-private partnership to improperly influence the 2020 presidential election on behalf of one particular candidate and party.The report identified three “key actions” taken to create the alleged two-tier system.
“Funded by hundreds of millions of dollars from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and other high-tech interests, activist organizations created a two-tiered election system that treated voters differently depending on whether they lived in Democrat or Republican strongholds.”Private monies dictated city and county election management contrary to both federal law and state election plans endorsed and developed by state legislatures with authority granted by the United States Constitution.Zuckerberg has long
Executive officials in swing states facilitated, through unique and novel contracts, the sharing of private and sensitive information about citizens within those states with private interests, some whom actively promote leftist candidates and agendas.
Swing state governors also started issuing emergency executive orders shutting down in-person voting while pouring new state resources into encouraging persons to vote in advance. Polling data revealed this coordinated assault on in-person voting generally favored Democrat Party voters who preferred to vote in advance, while placing Republicans, who preferred to vote in person, at a disadvantage.
These actions represent the beginning of the formation of a two-tier election system favoring one demographic while disadvantaging another demographic.
lieddenied charges of political bias in the Gestapo tactics“policing” of Facebook, including, incredulously, denying bias against Donald Trump.
And, Rinos gonna rino, AllahPundit at Hot Air, Romney: It’s Sad And Embarrassing That Trump Is Talking About Martial Law And Seizing Voting Machines