First, to get this out of the way, the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 06.21.21 links The Geller Report: Georgia SecState Raffensperger Removes 100,000 “Outdated” Voter Files After He Aided & Abetted Election Fraud, and Sundance at CTH Georgia Judge Hears Motions on Atlanta Area Audit of 147,000 Absentee Ballots, Decision Pending
Earlier this morning Georgia Judge Brian Amero heard arguments by Fulton County officials seeking to dismiss a lawsuit by Garland Favorito, who wants to be able to inspect 147,000 Fulton County absentee ballots. After approximately 90 minutes of procedural arguments Judge Amero said he will consider the motions before making a ruling. [The Full Hearing Video is Embedded Below]
The plaintiffs are basing much of their argument on sworn statements from several Atlanta election workers who said they saw “pristine” ballots with perfectly filled in ovals, duplicated ballots and double counted ballots during the election tabulation and batch audit in November. The judge previously granted the plaintiffs access to review 147,000 ballots in high resolution scan or in person. The election board and Fulton county are now appealing in an effort to block the review.
Recently released notes from Carter Jones, a representative of the state who was investigating the county vote tabulations procedures, supports the concerns of the plaintiffs in the case. OAN has a good encapsulation of the current status along with a discussion with Phill Kline.
Jack Phillips at ET, Arizona-Style Election Audit Needed in Nevada: GOP Chairman, even though Pennsylvania, Arizona and Georgia would be sufficient to determine if Trump really won the electoral college. Wayne Allyn Root, What Difference Does Proving a Stolen Election Make? All the Difference in the World. Also from sundance, President Trump Extensive Interview With David Brody: “I Have Not Conceded”. Rich Thau at Da Bulwark whines Dems Can’t Run Against the Big Lie in 2022. At WaPoo, the fact spinner Trump’s baseless claim about ballot drop boxes in Fulton County, Ga. It took them a few extra days to find or make up the records. "Georgia state officials launched an investigation into a claim of missing drop-box records, but the records turned up within days."
Never-Trumper AB Stoddard at RCP, Dems Botched Voting Rights; They Need a New Bill. Yes, they botched voting rights, and no, they don't need a new bill; they need to let states mind their own business. Stephan Kruiser at the PJ Media Morning Briefing: Let's Hope the Commie 'For the People Act' Dies in the Senate. And from John Sexton at Hot Hair, a Harsh reality for progressives: Manchin and Sinema aren't the only Democrats opposed to ending the filibuster. WSJ, Manchin’s Voter-ID Deception "His S.1 compromise would allow the use of utility bills, which are easy to forge." But at least it leaves records behind which can be checked.
WaPoo, Obama throws his weight behind Sen. Manchin’s modified voting rights proposal. Now I know it's bad. Also, the WaPoo opines, If Republicans block a compromise voting-rights bill, reform the filibuster. But, Kyrsten Sinema: We have more to lose than gain by ending the filibuster
Also at WSJ, The Filibuster Helps Nobody, and That Means You, "With simple majority rule in the Senate, politics would consume the lives of ordinary Americans." Anything that keeps the Congress from passing legislation is going to do more good than harm. WaPoo, Stacey Abrams and the Democrats’ evolution on voter ID. At Hot Hair, AllahPundit admits a Landslide: 80% support photo ID for voting, including 62% of Democrats and overwhelming share of minorities "Opposing these laws isn’t a winner even within Abrams’s own coalition. It’s a boutique issue for woke white liberals."
On the Jan. 6 Capitol Incursion, sundance reports As Expected DeceptiCon Kinzinger Uses Questions About FBI Involvement to Advocate for January 6th Commission
The vast majority of DC republicans want to see the MAGA base destroyed just like they wanted to see the Tea Party base destroyed so they could get back to the business of self-indulgence in 2012.But the FBI won't investigate itself adequately (Chris Wray proves that), and Congress cant' be trusted, so the only possible path is a special council? They haven't been terribly effective either, lately. Or as sundance suggests
The activity by the FBI in the January 6th events should be researched and investigated, but don’t fall into the trap of demanding congress to do the investigation. They will weaponize that request against our interests.
The MAGA voters (the republican base) will be targeted, ridiculed and marginalized in the run up to the 2022 election. They will be made to look like domestic terrorists, “Domestic Violent Extremists”, and much worse as defined by collusion between a corrupt FBI and a corrupt U.S. corporate media. That is the entire purpose of the commission that passed the House and was narrowly defeated in the Senate.
Instead of giving our enemy ammunition, keep supporting independent research, demanding documents and identifying evidence of the FBI involvement by any means legally possible. Then help the legal defense teams of those who are being charged in the cases to use their position as defendants to demand evidence in the cases against their clients.
All of the lawyers with clients under federal charges should use the full weight of the legal system to demand “Brady Evidence” that supports the innocence of their clients against the ridiculous accusations by the DOJ. The defense teams should be allowed access to CCTV footage and any evidence of FBI informants who had contact with the accused.
In essence use the legal system to discover the evidence of FBI corruption while simultaneously defending their clients. A recent example for this approach might be how Sidney Powell defended Michael Flynn and used discovery demands to highlight gross government abuses by the DOJ/FBI against her transparently innocent client.
NYT, cited at Hot Hair, Liz Cheney wants to put new members of Congress in "constitutional boot camp". You can lead a horse's ass to water . . .
Capt. Ed at Hot Hair, Meadows: C'mon, DeSantis won't run against Trump in 2024, Christian Datoc at WaEx, Meadows says DeSantis won't run against Trump in 2024.