Sunday, September 26, 2021

Election 2020 In the Sunday Doldrums

Not a lot by recent standards. JTN is keeping up the news on the Arizona audit, which the MSM has already written off as vindicating victory for Biden, Arizona releases audit results, as state Senate President says statutes ' were broken' 

The draft report concluded Democrat Joe Biden received more votes for president than incumbent Republican Trump but flagged as many as 44,000 votes as "critical."

Roughly half of the flagged votes fell into the category of "Mail-in Votes without Ballots Received.”

How does that even work? Also at JTN, John Solomon writes Arizona audit flags thousands of suspect ballots, kicking issue to state's attorney general

The more than 50,000 ballots flagged by auditors for more investigation involved concerns ranging from people voting from addresses from which they had already moved to residents voting twice. The total in question was nearly five times the 10,400 vote margin that separated the two presidential candidates, giving Donald Trump's troops fresh reason to call for more scrutiny.

The job of resolving the question now falls to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a Republican who has ambitions of winning a U.S. Senate seat in 2022.

Brnovich immediately seized the opportunity, announcing his office's election integrity unit would review the questionable ballots to determine if further action was warranted.

"I will take all necessary actions that are supported by the evidence and where I have legal authority," Brnovich tweeted a short while before the final official audit results were to be released. "Arizonans deserve to have their votes accurately counted and protected."

DJT, Donald J. Trump On Arizona Audit Report, Media

The Fake News is lying about the Arizona audit report! The leaked report conclusively shows there were enough fraudulent votes, mystery votes, and fake votes to change the outcome of the election 4 or 5 times over.

The number includes 23,344 mail-in ballots, despite the person no longer living at that address. Phantom voters!

The official canvass does not even match who voted, off by 11,592—more than the entire Presidential Election margin. Voters who voted in multiple counties totaled 10,342, and 2,382 ballots came from people who no longer lived in Maricopa County.

There were also 2,592 “more duplicate ballots than original ballots.” Just those fraudulent ballots alone total 50,252 and is fraud many more times than the so-called margin of “victory,” which was only 10,457.

In addition, election data appears to have been intentionally deleted, and ballot images were “corrupt or missing.” This is not even the whole state of Arizona, but only Maricopa County. It would only get worse!

At Mediate,  Arizona Governor Says ‘There Will Be No Decertification’ of Election Results After Trump Demands It in Statement Raging Over Audit

“There will be no decertification of the 2020 election — the audit does not call for one, and even if it had, there is no lawful way to decertify. As we have every step of the way, Arizona will follow the law,” Ducey continued.

He concluded his thread by talking about “meaningful election reform” before 2022.

Tongue planted firmly in cheek, Daniel Greenfield at Front Page says Dems Complain Putin Stole Their Election Theft Ideas

“The Russian government’s use of laws on ‘extremist organizations,’ ‘foreign agents,’ and ‘undesirable organizations’ severely restricted political pluralism and prevented the Russian people from exercising their civil and political rights,” State Department spokesman Ned Price sniffed.

That playbook ought to sound familiar because it’s the one Democrats used in 2016 and 2020.

Nick Arama at Red State, Trump Makes It Clear He's Running, Lights up Georgia Rally on Biden, Durham, and the Audit while Haut Hair cites a TIPP Poll: Biden voters abandon him in droves.

On the matter of Jan 6, confirming what has been obvious for some time, the NYT has finally admitted to at least one FBI snitch in the mix. Jordan Williams on Da Hill, FBI had informant in crowd during Capitol riot: report

The FBI had an informant in the crowd during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, The New York Times reported Saturday, citing confidential records it obtained.

The informant’s name was not revealed in the records, though he was affiliated with a Midwest chapter of the far-right group the Proud Boys, according to the newspaper.

Based on an account of the informant’s activities detailed in the records, the informant described meeting up with men from other Proud Boys chapters at 10 a.m. at the Washington Monument and eventually entering the Capitol.

The informant entered after debating whether to do so, the Times reported. He left through a window after police told him that someone had been shot — likely Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt, the newspaper noted.

The informant has since denied that the Proud Boys intended to use violence on Jan. 6 but rather were consumed by a herd mentality. He has also denied that the group planned to attack the Capitol in interviews, the Times reported.

'Bonchie' at Red State, The FBI Admits to Having Informants at January 6th Protest

But, I think it’s a distraction to focus on this one informant. Understand, as someone who has watched many prior leaks from the government get published by The New York Times and The Washington Post, this kind of thing only gets printed if it’s an attempt to get out in front of a much bigger revelation. Remember that recent leak to The Washington Post involving John Durham indicting Michael Sussman? The Post’s write-up made it sound like Sussman was innocent. Then the actual indictment dropped and it was far, far worse.

That’s the pattern going well back into the Trump years, and that’s likely what’s happening here. The FBI needs to normalize for the public the idea that they had people participating in what happened on January 6th. That way, when we learn who the men in black are that opened the doors, or something else related to the FBI’s involvement, it seems like less of a big deal.

Julie Kelly at Am Great is on it, Times Reveals FBI Role in January 6, "One thing is certain; the Times' damage-control article is just the tip of the FBI iceberg. And more proof January 6 was an inside job." Ed Driscoll at Insty's, UNEXPECTEDLY: Times Reveals FBI Role on January 6th. . .  Finally, as Roger Simon writes: It’s Time to Break Up the FBI. “Like Carthage, the FBI delenda est. The FBI must be destroyed.” Althouse reads the NYT so you don't have to, "But statements from the informant appear to counter the government’s assertion that the Proud Boys organized for an offensive assault on the Capitol intended to stop the peaceful transition from Mr. Trump to Mr. Biden."

"On the eve of the attack, the records show, the informant said that the group had no plans to engage in violence the next day except to defend itself from potential assaults from leftist activists.... Then, during an interview in April, the informant again told his handlers that Proud Boys leaders gave explicit orders to maintain a defensive posture on Jan. 6. At another point in the interview, he said that he never heard any discussion that day about stopping the Electoral College process.... According to the records, the informant first began to tell the F.B.I. what he knew about Jan. 6 in late December after a pro-Trump rally in Washington that month turned violent.... [T]he records contain no indication that the informant was aware of a possible plot by Proud Boys leaders to purposefully instigate those normal Trump supporters — or what members of the group refer to as 'normies'— on Jan. 6."
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ADDED: My hypothesis has been that if there had been a plan, the FBI would have known about it and it would have been defended against. If the government has evidence of a plan now, my question is why didn't they know in advance and defend the Capitol properly? The simplest answer is that there was no plan.

At JTN,  FBI charges former FreedomWorks organizer over Jan. 6 riot, says in Capitol less than 4 minutes "FBI also conducted surveillance on Brandon Prenzlin in June at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport as part of its case. . . . Prenzlin faces four federal misdemeanor charges including entering the Capitol without permission and disorderly conduct." I want those charges pressed against leftist when they do it too. 

Rebecca Down at Town Hall reports (I should just call them Twon Hall instead of having to always correct myself), as expected, Key Figures Subpoenaed by January 6 Select Committee, Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Daniel Scavino, Former Defense Department official Kashyap Patel and Former Trump advisor Stephen Bannon. Remember, under the precedent established by Hillary Clinton, "I don't remember" is always a satisfactory answer, especially when you want to say "fuck you and the horse you rode in on." PM claims President Biden poised to cooperate with Congress over January 6th inquiry into Trump, ""The president has already concluded that it would not be appropriate to assert executive privilege," explained White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki." Biden might live to regret that, surely some of his staff will.

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