Saturday, March 27, 2021

Election 2020: So It's OK to Overturn a Certified Election? Whoda Thunk?

Where to start? Oh, let look at Wombat's links and see if anything sticks out Via In The Mailbox: 03.25.21 The Federalist also, Nancy Pelosi Needs Another House Seat, So She’s Stealing It , also Hogewash, on Making Votes Count, an introduction to Miller-Meeks issue:

One of the House elections in Iowa last year was very close. After careful counting, the Republican candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks was declared the winner by a 6 vote margin, and she was subsequently seated in the House. Now, the House Democrats want to vote on whether she should remain a member.
I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this—who will count the votes, and how.  — Joseph Stalin

From Ace's Morning Rant
And via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 03.26.21 (Afternoon Edition) the Weasel Zippers: Nancy Pelosi Thinks She Has The Power To Decide Who Goes To Congress, and from In The Mailbox: 03.26.21 (Evening Edition), The Federalist: Nancy Pelosi On Trying To Steal Iowa House Seat – I Am The House,

 At Da Caller, Pelosi Argues She Has A Right Not To Seat Certified Election Winner In Iowa. Victory Girls,  Nancy Pelosi On Iowa: Certified Elections Don’t Matter. Twitchy, ‘Absolutely unreal’: Jen Psaki confirms that Joe Biden believes overturning certified election results is fine if Democrats benefit. Matt Margolis at PJ Media, Media Fact-Checkers Silent as Nancy Pelosi Falsely Claims She Can Unseat 'Any Member of Congress' She Wants  Karen Townsend at Hot Hair, McConnell, Senate GOP Demand Corporations Halt Donations To Democrats Trying To Steal Iowa House Seat It's fine to call out their hypocrisy, but it won't have any effect. Just unseat her the next time the Republicans win the house. 

Major corporations quickly came out with announcements of pausing donations to Republican lawmakers who voted against certifying Joe Biden’s election victory in January. Specifically, the closing of the corporate coffers was a reaction to the Capitol Hill riot on January 6. Now there is a House race in Iowa which Democrats are trying to steal from the Republican who has been certified by state officials as the winner. Senate Republicans, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, now demand that turnabout is fair play.

Sundance at CTH, Four Months After Election and Still No Chain of Custody Paperwork Evident for 404,000 Georgia Ballots Left in “Drop Boxes”, where Biden had a margin of 12,000 votes. I assume all 404,000 are illegal votes for Biden. Prove me wrong. NYPo, Georgia election reform bill signed into law.  At WaEx, Brian Kemp signs sweeping elections bill into law. Da Caller, Georgia State Rep. Dragged Out Of State Capitol For Knocking On Governor’s Door While He Was Signing Bill. Dlearly insurrection, as Democrats use to word.  PM, Democratic lawmaker arrested in Georgia after Gov. Kemp signs elections bill At Hot Hair, AllahPundit whines Does Georgia’s New Election Law Really Make It A Crime To Hand Water To People Standing In Line To Vote?, like that the biggest issue. Can you go pee for them, at least? And Hot Hair cites the NYTs whine in Why Georgia’s Voting Rollbacks Will Hit Black People Hard and AllahPundit cites Biden: This Georgia Election Law Is An “Atrocity”

And speaking of election law atrocities, take HR. 1. JTN, Republicans see Dem drive to rig system, secure one-party rule, despite promises of bipartisanship "Democrats in Congress have D.C. statehood, federal election reform, immigration reform with a path to citizenship and more on their agenda." CNS News, Sen. Cotton: HR1 Would 'Entrench' Democrats 'in Power Forever'. That's certainly the intent. Human Event, Senate Holds First Hearing on Team-Left Legislation to Nationalize Elections: Part 1. But Ryan Tyson at Am Spec speculates Republicans Have Nothing to Fear in Early Voting. Florida Proves It. "Through increased voter access, the GOP can compete in turnout wars — and win." True enough, if the votes are from real voters and counted accurately. HR. 1 seeks to prevent that.

Michael Gray at Am Think, Who Benefited from the Canceling of Congress's 2020 Election Probe? That's not even a decent rhetorical question. The Democrats, of course. 

Capt. Ed at Hot Hair, Trump: Capitol Riot “Zero Threat, Right From The Start”. Mostly peaceful, except for the fights, the broken windows, the bear spray and tear gas, and that unarmed woman being shot by the Capitol policeman. But he did suggest 10k National Guard. Behind the Black, Today’s blacklisted Americans: Democrats go after Parler and its investors

In February Democratic Party congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-New York) and her fellow Democrats demanded the social media platform Parler provide Congress a detailed list of all its investors and creditors, while also demanding the FBI investigate the company.

The Democratic Party demands were based on an outright falsehood, that Parler was part of a conspiracy to overthrow the government during the protests at the Capitol on January 6th.
In her letter, the congresswoman goes on to claim that Parler “allowed Russian disinformation to flourish on its platform prior to the November 2020 election, facilitating Russia’s campaign to sow chaos in the American electorate.”

“Individuals with ties to the January 6 assault should not — and must not — be allowed to hide behind the veil of anonymity provided by shell companies,” continued Maloney in her letter.
The problem with this fantasy is that the evidence shows that the public social media planning for the January 6th protest was done on all the platforms, not just Parler, with the bulk taking place on the more established older forums like Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit.

Am Great,  Parler Alerted Feds to Violent Content Ahead of January 6 Riot. They're going after Parler for no reason other than it's a refuge for conservatives from Twitter and Facebook's anti-conservative censorship.

Capt. Ed, Dominion Escalates, Sues Fox News In $1.6 Billion Defamation Claim; UPDATE: Fox News Responds

This might be the legal equivalent of tilting at windmills. Suing Sidney Powell, Mike Lindell, and Rudy Giuliani targets the sources of the defamation; Fox News was arguably just an enthusiastic consumer of those conspiracy theories. In some cases with its hosts, very enthusiastic, as the lawsuit contends, but the media outlet exists to report news. If that’s the “commercial interest” that Dominion claims, it’s the same commercial interest that every media outlet in the US has … eyeballs.

If you don't like the news about you, don't make it.

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