From 'shipwreckedcrew' at Red State, Justice Department Could Struggle With January 6 Prosecutions as Cases Move Closer to Trial. It's a good article, but I just don't trust Biden's DOJ, I don't trust the judges and I don't trust the citizens of DC when it comes to judging overt Trump supporters. At PM, WATCH: Psaki REFUSES to say if Biden agrees with BlueAnon that Jan 6 was on par with 9/11. Like AllahPundit at Hot Hair, George Will would like to see January 6 burned into the American mind as firmly as 9/11. Tell us who killed Ashli Babbitt. And of course, Romney first GOP senator to say he would vote for Jan. 6 commission bill (Jordain Carney on Da Hill) and CNN. I expect Murkowski too, no that she has cover. The Political Insider reports AOC Says She’s In Therapy Following ‘Extraordinarily Traumatizing’ Capitol Protests. To be fair, the woman does need to have her head examined. At Am Great, Julie Kelly says it's Time to Confront the U.S. Capitol Police About Its January 6 Lies
“At approximately 9:30 p.m. this evening . . . United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick passed away due to injuries sustained while on-duty,” read a press release issued January 7. “Officer Sicknick was responding to the riots [and] was injured while physically engaging with protesters. He returned to his division office and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The death of Officer Sicknick will be investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch, the USCP, and our federal partners.”
The agency intentionally included the word “homicide” to suggest Sicknick was killed by homicidal Trump supporters. The next day, the New York Times, citing two anonymous law enforcement officials, claimed “pro-Trump rioters . . . overpowered Mr. Sicknick, 42, and struck him in the head with a fire extinguisher.” “With a bloody gash in his head, Mr. Sicknick was rushed to the hospital and placed on life support. He died on Thursday evening.”
We now know that gruesome account was completely fabricated. Can anyone doubt, given their flagrant partisanship in the wake of the Capitol protest, the U.S. Capitol Police planted the now-retracted fire extinguisher story?
Rather than act as a politically neutral law enforcement agency tasked with protecting government grounds and public officials on behalf of the federal taxpayers they serve, the USCP has contributed to the fabulism about January 6 while covering up other aspects to help Democrats and Joe Biden’s Justice Department keep the “insurrection” narrative alive. There’s no question many Capitol Police officers acted heroically in the face of several protesters bent on violence that day, however, USCP brass have helped Democrats define the January 6 groupthink from the start.
“Here’s the deal: Trumpism isn’t a set of specific policies, but a willingness to fight, a refusal to accept the terms of political debate set by the Democrats and the media, and a realignment of the party toward blue-collar workers. Liz Cheney rejected all of this innovation. She wanted to fight her own party. She wanted to assist Democrats and the media in smearing all Republicans with the January 6 Capitol riot—a move that Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting in refusing to go along with the House bill to establish a commission to investigate it.”
And on to the Muricopa audit, where Sundance at CTH reports Maricopa County Forensic Auditor Notes Media and County Officials Intentionally Misleading Public About Deleted Vote Result Databases. The media is trying to keep up the fiction that the data base wasn't deleted, and that incompetence kept the auditors from finding it. It was, in fact, deleted before the files were turned over to the auditors. I wonder why? From Alex Nitzberg at JTN, Arizona Senate president says if election audit of Maricopa County finds issues, they must be fixed "are we looking to overturn an election or decertify," Arizona Senate President Karen Fann said."
A survey earlier this year of 500 Arizona voters found while 54.8% thought there was probably or definitely not significant voter fraud that compromised the 2020 presidential election's integrity, 42% thought that there was definitely or probably such fraud which marred the integrity of the contest.
"If we do in fact find some major irregularities or problems then our job is to fix it and make sure this doesn't happen again so people can go to the polls ... and know that it's gonna be on the up and up and nobody's playing any games," Fann said. "The Senate has no authority and nor are we looking to overturn an election or decertify. That's not our job. Our job is to make sure we have safe secure elections in the state of Arizona."
But Jeremy Stahl at Slate worries What if the Unorthodox Arizona Audit Declares Trump Won? "That outcome is looking more and more likely." It will add another asterisk to President* Biden, and empower Republicans seeking election reform. And that's exactly what they're afraid of. Matt Bennett and Jon Cowan at USA Today, January 6, 2025 could be the date American democracy dies. Mark it on your calendar. Some real hyperbole going on in this one!
More scrutiny of the funny results of the Windham New Hampshire audit, at WaEx, Windham 2020 election auditor says error rate 'way higher than we expected', echoed by Sundance, Windham, New Hampshire, Auditor Says 60% Error Rate “Way Higher Than We Expected” – President Trump Reacts. Geller, New Hampshire Audit Confirms Voting Machines Results Unreliable. To err is human, but give him a machine, and he can fuck up a lot more. HE, New Hampshire Auditors Find Reason For Discrepancy in Votes, Scan Only Counted 28 Percent of Test Ballots for GOP Candidates.
Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 05.24.21, Da Fed, Hayden Ludwig and Sarah Lee think Mark Zuckerberg Should Never Be Allowed To Touch U.S. Elections Again. Well, has has been begging for more regulations.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg poured a shocking $350 million into a nonprofit called the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL), massively inflating the organization’s revenues from only $1.4 million in 2018. The “Zuck bucks” were then distributed as CTCL grants to hundreds of county and city elections officials in 47 states and the District of Columbia.
CTCL, which has a highly partisan history, claims its grants were strictly for COVID-19 exigencies and denies any partisan pattern to their distribution. The data suggest otherwise.
Across the nine states in which Capital Research Center has traced CTCL grants—Arizona and Nevada, Texas, Michigan and Wisconsin, Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Georgia—CTCL’s largest grants consistently favored big, Democratic-leaning jurisdictions like Philadelphia, Maricopa County, and Houston. All these jurisdictions were essential to Joe Biden’s victory.
“Zuck bucks” flowed in higher proportion to counties won by Joe Biden than those won by Donald Trump. In Georgia, nine of the ten counties with the greatest shifts to Biden in 2020 received CTCL grants. Statewide, Biden counties were two-and-a-half times more likely to receive CTCL funding than Trump counties.
In Nevada, CTCL appears to have ignored 15 of the state’s 17 counties, which happened to be the ones Trump clinched by an average of 73 percent. CTCL ultimately only funded the two counties incorporating Reno and Las Vegas. They both went for Biden, delivering 92.4 percent of Biden’s votes in the entire state.
Then there’s Texas, where CTCL funded an impressive-sounding 101 counties that voted for Trump and just 17 counties that voted for Biden. Yet those 101 Trump counties were barely consequential relative to Trump’s statewide total, awarding Trump only 1.45 million votes. That’s less than a quarter of what he received statewide. Biden, on the other hand, received 3.64 million votes in the 17 CTCL-funded counties, or 69 percent of his total in Texas.
Leftists have been celebrating their newfound love of plutocracy ever since Zuckerberg’s involvement with public elections coincided with their desired results. National Public Radio boldly credits “private money from Facebook’s CEO [with] sav[ing] the 2020 election.”
Let's start with the principle that elections are held by governments, and they should bear the costs. Money inserted by the private sector will never be unbiased.