POL November 3: The 2020 U.S. ELECTION DAY MAIN THREAD

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BREAKING: Daughter of Joe Biden’s Chief of Staff Signs Letter to DOJ to Stop the Elections Audit in Arizona

By Joe Hoft
Published May 8, 2021 at 9:30am

Of course, Biden and all his gang members are involved in attempting to stop the Arizona Senate’s audit of the 2020 Election results in Maricopa County, Arizona.


A week ago we reported on three major Democrat Non-Profits that signed a letter to the DOJ requesting the DOJ intervene in the audit in Arizona. These groups made various accusations that these Democrats believed would be enough to shut down the legal effort by the Arizona state Senate to audit the results.

Attached below is the letter that was sent to the DOJ:

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In early April the Democrats brought in Hillary’s attorney Marc Elias to intervene and stop the audit:
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This was followed with interventions from groups like the “Protect Democracy Project” which have connections to the top of the Democrat Party:

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Yesterday Breitbart pointed out that Hannah Klain, the daughter of Biden’s Chief of Staff, Ron Klain, signed the document going to the DOJ on behalf of the Brennan Center for Justice:
Hannah Klain, daughter of President Joe Biden’s powerful Chief of Staff Ron Klain, recently signed a letter urging the Justice Department to deploy federal monitors to monitor the Arizona State Senate’s audit of 2020 presidential votes in Maricopa County.
The letter, from three groups — the Brennan Center for Justice, the Leadership Conference Education Fund, and Protect Democracy — was sent last week to the Justice Department, expressing concern that the auditors are “engaged in ongoing and imminent violations of federal voting and election laws.”
Here is her signature from the document:



Now we know Biden is connected to the groups trying to stop the audit in Arizona. They must know the results are gonna be real bad which is why they are doing all they can to stop this audit.
 

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Windham, NH Needs Canvassers to Help with Election Audit Petition! – 70% of People Are Agreeing to Sign the Request for Legitimate Auditors

By Jim Hoft
Published May 8, 2021 at 10:21am


The Windham, NH canvassers are looking for more volunteers to help them canvas the community for legitimate election auditors.

The group is canvassing today in Windham from 9 AM until 7:30 PM.


According to NH Integrity Group founder Marylyn Todd, 70% of people are signing the petition requesting valid auditors for the 2020 elections audit.

As we reported earlier:

On Monday night at a raucous meeting, the city and state picked their own auditors for the Windham forensic audit.

And all three of the members chosen were linked to the shady Verified Voting firm!

Now the people are fighting back!

A petition and fundraiser was formed at GiveSendGo for the Windham residents to hire computer expert Jovan Pulitzer to run an audit for the people.

** You can give to the fundraiser here: Click here to Give now to Hiring Jovan Pulitzer for NH Forensic Audit by NH Voter Integrity Group
From the GiveSendGo account:
*We need to hire 2 auditors and legal representation. Your generous donations will not go to waste. We will make sure we continue this battle for FREE and FAIR elections for ALL!
If you love this state, country and your God given right to Liberty, please donate and share!
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK! www.facebook.com/nhvoterintegrity
Our group has done extensive research and would like to hire Jovan Pulitzer as our trusted forensic analyst. Our recourse is to hire him ourselves to conduct The Peoples’ Audit!

The ‘WINDHAM INCIDENT’ is the largest unexplained voting discrepancy in NH state history and WE NEED ANSWERS!
WHAT HAPPENED?
The State Rep race had four open seats.
On Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020:
All four Republicans won

Winning Margin: 24 Votes (.005%)
Hand Recount Results on Nov. 12, 2020:
All four Republicans GAINED +300 Votes
Leading Democrat LOST (-99) Votes

With the help of many, including Senator Guida, we were able to pass a bill allowing for a forensic audit. The agreement is, Windham NH will select a forensic analyst, the NH Secretary of State and Attorney General will select a forensic analyst, and those two analysts will choose a third.

Right now, both the town of Windham and the NH SOS and AG have chosen a company that presents serious conflicts of interest. The choice for Windham is Mark Lindeman of Verified Voting, who is NOT a forensic Analyst. The people have spoken and have not been heard.
** NH Voter Integrity Group has updates.

** You can give to the fundraiser here: Click here to Give now to Hiring Jovan Pulitzer for NH Forensic Audit by NH Voter Integrity Group

** And please sign the petition to support the audit.
 

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Latest: Republicans File Complaint Against Rep. Zoe Lofgren for ‘Insurrection’ Report
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Republicans have expressed outrage over Rep. Zoe Lofgren’s (D-CA) report on their social media posts after the 2020 election and up to the incursion into the U.S. Capitol on January 6, and now they have made a formal complaint against her.

Breitbart News reported on the social media compilation that Lofgren posted on her congressional website:
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) discharged a nearly 2,000-page report documenting social media posts by Republicans who voted January 6 against certifying results of the presidential election.
The report documents social media activity of representatives between November 4 to January 6.
In the foreword, Lofgren said she asked her staff to look at all public posts made on social media by members who voted to overturn the election vote. Lofgren said Republicans “betrayed their oath of office” and did not support the Constitution by starting an “insurrection.”
The foreword said:
Like former President Trump, any elected Member of Congress who aided and abetted the insurrection or incited the attack seriously threatened our democratic government. They would have betrayed their oath of office and would be implicated in the same constitutional provision cited in the Article of Impeachment. That provision prohibits any person who has previously taken an oath as a member of Congress to support the Constitution but subsequently engaged in insurrection or rebellion from serving in Congress.
Republicans have previously accused Lofgren of breaking House rules but now they have made a formal complaint in the matter.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that it is “all but certain to be dismissed” and the reporter makes her own accusations about Republicans who questioned the election:
The escalation reveals how high tensions remain between Democrats and Republicans as the GOP continues to spread baseless doubt over President Biden’s win over Donald Trump in the November election.
Georgia Rep. Buddy Carter filed the complaint last month with an arcane House commission, the Communications Standards Commission. That six-member panel oversees what has historically been known as the “franking” privilege — the ability to communicate with constituents on the taxpayer’s dime, postage free. It has been renamed this year to incorporate digital communication.
The reporter refers to the people who breached security at the Capitol as a “pro-Trump mob” and a “deadly insurrection.” A military veteran and Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt was the lone person to be shot and killed by Capitol police. Three others died from medical conditions and one Capitol Police officer died on January 7 after suffering a stroke.

“It serves only to further divide the House at a time when we should all be committed to unity and healing,” Carter wrote in the complaint. “It attempts to bring so-called ‘cancel culture’ into the rightful debate between members of Congress.”

Lofgren defended herself by claiming she had a responsibility to investigate whether members played a role in the events on January 6.

“It is ironic that the complainant has accused me of somehow violating standards of civility and decorum by simply publishing other members’ own words,” Lofgren wrote.
 

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By Daniel Payne
Updated: May 8, 2021 - 1:33pm

A standoff occurring in Arizona's ongoing audit of the 2020 election may be resolved by the interpretation and enforcement of a state judge's February ruling that greenlit the audit itself in the first place.

Maricopa County — the state's largest county and the subject of the court-approved audit — announced this week that it would refuse to surrender numerous routers included as part of a subpoena from the Republican-controlled state Senate.

Senate Republicans in their subpoena had demanded access to all county-owned routers "used in connection with the administration of the 2020 election."

Maricopa officials responded this week by claiming that the routers used by the county to handle election data also serve dozens of other departments, with some of that data constituting a potential major security risk for both state and federal agencies.

The routers include "critical law enforcement data that, by law, cannot be disclosed, as well as Maricopa County residents' protected health information and full social security numbers," Maricopa spokesman Fields Moseley told Just the News this week.

Erika Flores, a spokeswoman for the county's elections department, on Friday offered further clarification on the alleged security issues posed by the routers.

"Providing county level routers is extremely dangerous as it would provide a mapping of how the county network is connected, addresses of critical internal assets, router system configuration, and the ability to see administrative usernames and possibly passwords," she claimed.

"If real time access was given to the routers in production it's possible that some traffic going through them could be visible, which includes law enforcement. These are critical systems behind multiple layers of protection and access is severely limited to them."

In February, judge said confidential material was responsive to subpoena
Yet the ultimate success or failure of the county's position likely depends upon the interpretation — and potential enforcement — of a February ruling from a state judge affirming the legitimacy of the state Senate's subpoenas.

In his decision that month, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Timothy Thomason ruled against Maricopa County officials who had sought to block the subpoena on various procedural and statutory grounds.

Addressing claims by county officials that they were not obligated to surrender confidential material requested by the subpoena, Thomason said: "The Subpoenas are, in essence, the equivalent of a Court order, requiring production of certain information. The County cannot avoid a subpoena based on statutes that require that the material being subpoenaed be kept confidential."

The issue necessarily turns on whether or not Thomason's decision applies to the purportedly classified material contained in the routers, much of which the county claims has nothing to do with election management.

The enforcement of that decision may ultimately fall to the office of state Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Last month Brnovich, a Republican, indicated at least some sympathy with the audit when he refused a demand from Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, to investigate the audit itself.

Brnovich's office did not respond to queries asking whether or not it was considering enforcing the subpoena in light of Thomason's ruling.

Michael Saks, a professor in the Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, declined to speculate on the merits of either side's case, but he suggested that the dispute will likely play out in a legally predictable fashion.

"The way to enforce or resolve disputes over [subpoenas] is for the party that wants the info to go back to court and file a motion asking for a follow-up order, sanctions, etc. against an allegedly non-complying party," Saks said. "The two sides will get to debate the merits of their respective positions and get a ruling. Then the unhappy side has the option to appeal the ruling to the next court up."

Derek Bambauer, a law professor at the University of Arizona, noted that Thomason's decision established itself as "a narrow declaratory ruling about the legality of the subpoenas" rather than an enforcement of the subpoenas themselves.

"So, the ruling applies unless and until the defendants appeal it," he said. "But, its practical effect is limited: there is no order that the County turn over the requested materials, and there seems to be some real doubt as to whether state courts could lawfully issue such an order."

"Of course, this doesn’t mean that the County is home free and dry," he added. "The Senate could vote to hold the County officials in contempt ... and then arrest them." The Senate could also "refer the matter to the attorney general for prosecution," he said.

Paul Bender, the dean emeritus for the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, said he doubted the matter would ultimately be raised in a courtroom.

"Any litigation would be in state court — probably would start in Superior Court, but the plaintiff might try a special action in the Supreme Court directly, which the Supreme Court would have discretion to consider," he said. But "I doubt that there will be litigation," he added. "The parties tend to work things out in these situations."

Regarding Thomason's ruling, Bender said that "the court was ruling on the contention that the subpoena violates the secret ballot provisions of the Constitution and laws."

"If there is some other claim to confidentiality -- for example, that production of some of the subpoenaed material would violate the lawyer-client privilege -- I don't think that the court's opinion means to resolve that claim," he said. "I think it only means to say that secret ballot laws and rules are not violated by the subpoena."

Former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, who currently serves as the liaison between the auditors and the state Senate, told Just the News this week that the Senate will work to obtain the routers in spite of the county's refusal. Moseley, meanwhile, said the county "continue to study this issue."

The audit has thus far been carried out under the direction of Florida-based security firm Cyber Ninjas, which was hired by the Arizona Senate to conduct the day-by-day management of the procedure, including the hand counting of 2.1 million ballots.

Cyber Ninjas has been criticized in part for refusing to disclose its major funders. The Arizona Senate agreed to pay the agency $150,000 from its own coffers, though the costs of the audit itself will significantly exceed that amount.
 

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Biden Chief of Staff’s Daughter Asked DOJ to Deploy Federal Monitors for Arizona Audit
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Hannah Klain, daughter of President Joe Biden’s powerful Chief of Staff Ron Klain, recently signed a letter urging the Justice Department to deploy federal monitors to monitor the Arizona State Senate’s audit of 2020 presidential votes in Maricopa County.

The letter, from three groups — the Brennan Center for Justice, the Leadership Conference Education Fund, and Protect Democracy — was sent last week to the Justice Department, expressing concern that the auditors are “engaged in ongoing and imminent violations of federal voting and election laws.”

“[W]e request that you send federal monitors as soon as practicable to the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum,” the letter said. “Ballots that are protected under federal law are in imminent danger of being subject to unlawful voter intimidation as a result of flawed audit procedure.”

Klain signed the letter in her capacity as the Equal Justice Works Selbin Family Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law.
The letter implied the Arizona state senate’s review of the 2020 presidential election results is illegitimate, using the term “so-called audit” and putting the word “audit” in parentheses. It also complained about the firm commissioned to conduct the work, Cyber Ninjas and its subcontractors.

Klain and other co-signers said they believe:
[T]he senate and its agents, including Cyber Ninjas are 1) violating their duty under federal law to retain and preserve ballots cast in a federal election, which are and have been in danger of being stolen, defaced, or irretrievably damaged, and 2) preparing to engage in conduct which will constitute unlawful voter intimidation in violation of the Voting Rights Act and other federal laws.
They claimed the DOJ has the authority to monitor the audit under the Voting Rights Act of 1965, arguing DOJ monitoring is “critical to the protection of civil rights and the enforcement of voting rights and election laws.”

The signees claimed, based on media reports, that after Maricopa County election officials handed over the approximately 2.1 million ballots to the state senate and Cyber Ninjas, “they began exposing the ballots to damage, destruction, and loss, in violation of federal law.”

The letter complained authorized observers to the audit were 70 percent Republican, citing a press conference by senate liaison for the audit and former Secretary of State Ken Ben Arizona nett.

However, the letter did not include Bennett’s statement that state Democrats were trying to keep people from volunteering as observers and his appeal for Democrats to volunteer to be an observer. He said at minute 13:45, “We want as many from all parties as possible.”

The letter said the signees are concerned about “prospective” violations of laws prohibiting voter intimidation due to the audit’s Statement of Work, which includes questioning voters and generating reports on unlawful voters. These tactics could cause “fear,” they wrote.

Just six days after the letter was sent, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division sent a letter to Sen. Karen Fann, the president of the Arizona State Senate.

“The Department has reviewed available information, including news reports and complaints regarding the procedures being used for this audit,” wrote Pamela S. Karlan principal deputy assistant attorney general in a May 5, 2021, letter:

Karlan’s letter echoed the complaints made in Klain’s letter — namely that ballots and other election materials “are not being adequately safeguarded by contractors at an insecure facility, and are at risk of being lost, stolen, altered, compromised or destroyed.”

Her letter also similarly cited Cyber Ninjas’ statement of work, which listed means of which it will verify lawful voter registrations, including by contacting voters.

“This description of the proposed work of the audit raises concerns regarding potential intimidation of voters,” Karlan wrote.

“Such investigative efforts can have a significant intimidating effect on qualified voters that can deter them from seeking to vote in the future,” she wrote.

The letter did not mention deploying federal monitors to the audit, but asked for a response to the concerns and to know what steps the Arizona Senate is taking to ensure violations of the federal law do not occur.

A recent NPR article on the letter noted Karlan’s letter “followed a request by the Brennan Center for Justice and voting rights organization,” but did not mention Biden’s chief of staff’s daughter was one of the signatories.

A recent Sunday Times piece touted her father’s power as chief of staff for Biden, noting how “Washington insiders” call him “President Klain.”
The piece continues:
[H]is firm grip on the levers of government has enabled the 78-year-old president to cruise through his first 100 days in office without breaking a sweat. Everybody who is anybody in Washington knows Klain, although few people outside the Beltway — the ring road surrounding the capital — have heard of him. He is a powerful, confident operator who knows the business of government inside out.
“Trusted to exercise power and take decisions, he keeps his boss informed while lifting the burden of office from him,” it read. “He is determined to secure Biden’s place in the pantheon of presidents, with Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson, who built the American welfare state.”

Close to Biden, the Klain is a Harvard law graduate who served as chief counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee as a 27-year-old when Biden was chairman, according to the Times.
 

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Democrats Can’t Quash the ‘Big Lie’
The “Big Lie,” of course, isn’t that the 2020 election was stolen—it’s that the election was perfectly fair and lawful.

By Julie Kelly

May 6, 2021

Six months later, the “Big Lie” won’t die.

The Left and NeverTrump have tried everything in their collective power to punish critics of the 2020 presidential election: Social media accounts, including those belonging to Donald Trump, have been deplatformed. Republican lawmakers have been cut off by longtime donors, threatened with legal recourse, and worse.

Nonviolent Trump-supporting Americans who traveled to the nation’s capital on January 6 to protest dubious election results in swing states now face criminal charges. Nearly 75 million Americans are considered potential “domestic violent extremists” by their own government and nearly half their countrymen agree.

Lives and careers are being destroyed—and the Biden regime is only getting started.

The news media portray election doubters as conspiracy theorists or QAnon cultists. CNN’s Jake Tapper this week threatened to ban from his show any Republican who peddles the “Big Lie” about election fraud. Speaking on the same network responsible for perpetuating any number of lies related to Donald Trump, from tales of Russian election collusion to disrespectful MAGA-hat-wearing Catholic teenagers, Tapper had a major meltdown.

“The lie about the election on its own is anti-democracy, and it is sowing seeds of ignorance in the populace, and obviously has the potential to incite violence,” Tapper ranted. “But beyond that is, if you’re willing to lie about that, what are you not willing to lie about?”

Tapper insisted that history would harshly judge politicians who “lied” about the election. “History sees you being a coward. They are afraid of Republican voters who have been lied to by a very sophisticated propaganda machine led by President Trump but augmented by plenty of others.”

Projection much?

Beleaguered Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), a martyr to the very same people who just a decade ago wanted her father charged with war crimes, now clings to political relevance based on her nonstop condemnation of the January 6 protest and her election fraud denialism. Naturally, Cheney found an appropriate outlet for her latest tantrum—the opinion pages of the Washington Post—where she attempted to lecture a Republican Party with a voter base that wants nothing to do with her.

“[F]ormer President Donald Trump has repeated his claims that the 2020 election was a fraud and was stolen,” Cheney wrote in an op-ed published Wednesday. “Trump repeats these words now with full knowledge that exactly this type of language provoked violence on Jan. 6.”

Like so many NeverTrumpers, Cheney dutifully tied the events of January 6 to alleged delusions about an unfair and unlawful election. So, brainwashed MAGA Man, you think the 2020 election wasn’t on the up-and-up? Then you’re no better than the deplorable insurrectionists who “stormed” the Capitol that day, warns Cheney and her fellow travelers at National Review.

And yet.

Tens of millions of Americans still refuse to submit to this endless bullying campaign. According to recent polls, the percentage of Republicans who still view the 2020 election as illegitimate is the same as it was six months ago. Now, as then, nearly three in four Republicans do not think Biden won the election; 70 percent of Republicans in a CNN poll taken late last month said Joe Biden “did not legitimately win enough votes to win the presidency.”

Election integrity remains a top priority for Republican voters. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis just signed a bill preventing the very COVID-justified election rules that benefited Joe Biden and Democrats last year. “We’re making sure we’re enforcing voter ID,” DeSantis, a 2024 presidential frontrunner, said in an interview Thursday morning. “We’re also banning ballot harvesting. We’re not gonna let political operatives go and get satchels of votes to dump them in some dropbox. We’re also prohibiting mass mailing of balloting.”

Similar measures are in the works in several Republican-controlled states. Texas and Arizona have passed several proposals that will tighten election requirements; Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed a massive election reform bill in March that enraged Democrats across the country including Joe Biden.

Which is why Democrats, the media, and NeverTrumpers like Liz Cheney must keep the “Big Lie” taunt alive. The cowardice of congressional Republicans notwithstanding, political leadership at the state level and rank-and-file Republicans are working to ensure a redo of the 2020 election doesn’t happen again—most would rather be considered liars than craven bystanders while the country burns.

Unfortunately, the “Big Lie” faces more headwinds than just a Jake Tapper tantrum or a Liz Cheney op-ed: Joe Biden’s Justice Department is poised to use its power to halt election reform in advance of the 2022 election. During a congressional hearing this week, Attorney General Merrick Garland made clear he would use the agency’s Civil Rights division to fight Republican-backed election laws in court, especially those requiring photo identification.

“The question on voter ID is what kind of disparate impact it has on voters of different races, colors and language groups, and whether it violates the Constitution by having a disparate impact on people’s ability to vote,” Garland told a House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday. “The Supreme Court has held that voter ID as a concept is constitutional. And the issue is what, in any individual cases [sic], the record shows about whether it deprives certain groups protected by the 14th Amendment right to vote.”

Garland’s Civil Rights division now is getting involved in the ongoing audit of votes in Maricopa County, Arizona. The head of the division sent a letter to the Arizona Senate president expressing concern about the “security of ballots and potential voter intimidation” related to the review.

The “Big Lie,” of course, isn’t that the 2020 election was stolen; the “Big Lie” is that it was fair and lawful. The Left can keep weaponizing that phrase all it wants but Republicans aren’t buying it.
 

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Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Holds Emergency Meeting After AZ Senate Threatens Legal Action for Not Providing Passwords and Routers

By Joe Hoft


The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors held an emergency meeting yesterday after the County was reportedly unable to provide passwords to the auditors performing an audit of the county’s 2020 Election results. They also did not provide access to the routers which were requested in the audit as well.

Yesterday the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors held an emergency meeting to discuss their inability to provide routers and passwords to the auditors of the county’s 2020 Election results:

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We reported about these items previously:

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The summary of the Supervisors’ meeting is below:



No answers yet – the Supervisors are in a lot of trouble in not providing these items to the auditors. These items are not out of place or items that are out of the ordinary in an audit like this one. You have to wonder why the auditors who the County selected to audit their work didn’t have a problem with this. Did they not request this information? This would indicate a poorly designed audit. Did they pass on not receiving this information? This would indicate a problem with the auditors’ judgement.

Maricopa County would be in a much better position if they just complied with the audit requests from the beginning.
 

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Watch: Ashli Babbitt’s Husband Just Broke His Silence and What He Says About Our Govt. is Chilling…

Everyone needs to pray for this man's safety because he's not pulling any punches when it comes to calling out our government.

BY MISSY CRANE
MAY 8, 2021

The husband of murdered unarmed Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt is now speaking out.

Everyone needs to pray for this man’s safety because he’s not pulling any punches when it comes to calling out our government.

As you know, Ashli Babbit was shot and killed while attending the January 6th event at the State Capitol.

She was unarmed, and posed no immediate threat to anyone, yet, even so, she was shot in the neck by a federal officer.

Was he a Capitol Police Officer? Who knows.


All we know is that he’s a black man, who had on a shirt with a french cuff and was wearing a bracelet.

The medical examiner listed the cause of Ashli’s death as “homicide,” yet, the man who shot her won’t be charged with anything.

Her husband is speaking out for the first time, and what he’s saying about the government is bone-chilling: “They don’t want anything to come out…”

Of course they don’t.

But he’s not giving up – he will get to the bottom of this and find out who killed his wife.

You can watch the video below:

View: https://youtu.be/83rhl0lmoGQ
7:27 min


If we want to have a national conversation about “police reform” the first place we need to start is with “Capitol Police.”

There is zero transparency – they don’t answer to the American people, even though we pay their salaries.

They don’t have to release who shot and killed who, and they don’t have to respond to FOIA requests.

That needs to change…especially when they’re killing unarmed American citizens.
 

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Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are unsealed to be examined and recounted by contractors working under a contract with the Arizona Senate, at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Ariz., on May 6, 2021. (Matt York/Pool/AP Photo)

Arizona Senate Tells US Officials Plan To Canvass Voters Is on Hold

May 8, 2021 6:16, Last Updated: May 8, 2021 10:55
By Zachary Stieber

Arizona’s Senate president on Friday told the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that a plan by election auditors to verify the validity of certain voters is on hold indefinitely.

“If and to the extent the Senate subsequently decides that canvassing is necessary to the successful completion of the audit, its vendor will implement detailed requirements to ensure that the canvassing is conducted in a manner that complies fully with the commands of the United States Constitution and federal and state civil rights laws,” Arizona Senate President Karen Fann, a Republican, told Pamela Karlan, a DOJ official, in a letter.

Karlan, principal deputy assistant attorney general with the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, raised concerns earlier in the week with the plan by Cyber Ninjas, the company leading the audit for the state Senate, to verify the validity of certain voter registrations with questionable addresses by dispatching people to verify whether the voter lived at the address on the registrations.

Such an effort could constitute voter intimidation, according to Karlan.
“This description of the proposed work of the audit raises concerns regarding potential intimidation of voters,” she wrote to Fann, citing the Cyber Ninjas scope of work agreement with the Senate.

Former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, a Republican who the state Senate appointed as a liaison for the audit, said at the audit site in Phoenix on Friday that he was not in on the decision.

Fann also told Karlan that the 2020 election audit is protected by “thorough protocols.”

“After some early and well publicized challenges, the security protocols at the audit site have been made very strong,” she said.

The roughly 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County in the presidential election, along with tabulators and other equipment used last year, are subject to continuous video surveillance, which is live streamed to the general public online, and being watched by armed personnel 24 hours a day. Additionally, every entrance to the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, where the audit is taking place, is locked and manned by guards, with an additional guard posted adjacent to the area in which the ballots are stored.

“All ballot review and processing occurs within the confines of a carefully documented chain of custody and, from the moment the counting began, all audit team members and observers alike have been strictly prohibited from bringing into the demarcated ballot processing area any electronic device or any instrument (e.g., a blue or black ink pen) that could be used to spoliate ballots,” Fann wrote.

“More to the point, not a single ballot or other official election document has been destroyed, defaced, lost, or adulterated during the course of the audit, and we are confident that our strong security infrastructure has minimized to the greatest extent feasible the risk of any such breaches in the future. We are unaware of any significant security breach since the day the ballots were delivered; this is undoubtedly due to the thorough protocols implemented since that time.”

Arizona Senate President Karen Fann talks to reporters in Phoenix, Ariz., on May 26, 2020. (Ross D. Franklin/AP Photo)
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A 2020 election audit takes place at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Ariz., on May 6, 2021. (Matt York/Pool/AP Photo)

Karlan had earlier pointed to several news reports that alleged ballots, elections systems, and election materials were “not being adequately safeguarded by contractors at an insecure facility, and are at risk of being lost, stolen, altered, compromised, or destroyed.”

One article was based on a video from a local news channel, while two others were published in the early months of the year, before the audit began.

The Arizona Senate ordered the expansive forensic audit after the 2020 election. Fann has said the body wanted to “to bring integrity to the election process.”

The audit started in late April and is due to continue until mid-May, if not later.

Democrats in the state have alleged the auditors may be violating state and federal law and attempted to block the audit, but were turned down by a judge over a lack of evidence.
 

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ARIZONA: Ward Slams Biden’s Department of Justice Interference in Maricopa County Forensic Audit

The audit is "under what is probably the most serious assault by the Democrats to date," Ward claimed
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by JACK HADFIELD

May 7, 2021

ARIZONA: Ward Slams Biden’s Department of Justice Interference in Maricopa County Forensic Audit


Dr Kelli Ward, the chair of the Arizona GOP, slammed the recent interference by Biden’s Department of Justice in the Maricopa County forensic audit as being completely political.

As the forensic audit is currently taking place in Maricopa County, Democrats have been making moves to stop the audit from taking place, or at the very least place a number of restrictions on the audit. In a video on Thursday, Dr Kelli Ward, the chair of the Arizona Republicans, detailed exactly the efforts that are being undertaken by the Democrats, sparked off by Katie Hobbs, the current Secretary of State.

Hobbs, Ward noted, had sent attorneys to monitor the audit in Maricopa from “well-known partisan attack groups,” like the Brennan Center, and Project Democracy, and even people who had claimed to be press, to observe and attempt to discredit the audit. After sending out a six page document to the audit team, with a number of spurious claims, Hobbs began “conniving” with the Biden-run Department of Justice to attempt to bring further monitoring or legal action against the Arizona audit, Ward said.

“Hobbs has never had any interest in observing the audit,” Ward claimed. “She’s a partisan hack using tax-payer dollars to do Democrat partisan bidding to try to end the State Senate’s audit,” claiming that her actions have sparked off “what is probably the most serious assault by the Democrats [on the Maricopa audit] to date.”

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The Department of Justice on Wednesday had sent a letter to the Arizona Senate, discussing a number of apparent “concerns,” including the security of the ballots.

The letter cited “a number of reports suggesting that the ballots, elections systems, and election materials that are the subject of the Maricopa County audit are no longer under the ultimate control of state and local elections officials, are not being adequately safeguarded by contractors at an insecure facility, and are at risk of being lost, stolen, altered, compromised or destroyed.”

Ward dismissed the supposed “lack of security” as ludicrous, noting that there were “dozens of security cameras monitoring the audit at all times, and 19 armed guards protecting the premises and the ballots” from harm. The Arizona GOP Chair instead suggested the Department of Justice should look into the security at the Maricopa tabulation centre. As National File reported, orange “external devices,” appearing to be portable hard drives, were removed from the vote tabulating area every night by either election officials in the county or Dominion Voting Systems employees.

The letter from the Department of Justice further claimed that Cyber Ninjas, the company hired by the Arizona Senate to conduct the audit, had engaged in harassment of minority voters, and that counters had engaged in ballot tampering, with Ward noting that all the claims were simply hearsay, and had all been dimissed by the courts due to a lack of evidence. “It all begs the question,” Ward said. “What are the Democrats afraid of, and what are they hiding?”:
Why can’t the American people take a look at an election? Review all the ballots, make sure the machines were operating properly, and that there was no tampering involved. Why is transparency such a problem for them? Why won’t they join with us and participate in the audit, rather than trying their best to end it at all costs? Unfortunately, we know the answers, and that’s why we cannot, we will not, be intimidated and we must finish America’s audit.
Ward was joined in her slamming of the “politicised” Justice Department by Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers. “‘Justice’ Department – you need to stay in your lane,” Rogers tweeted following the publishing of the letter. “Do not touch Arizona ballots or machines unless you want to spend time in an Arizona prison.”

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Lofgren defended herself by claiming she had a responsibility to investigate whether members played a role in the events on January 6.
Investigate - yes. Publish members social media statements as a sort of "doxing" - no.

Everything she published are available for the looking by ANYONE. If they know how and where to look.

Better would be a summary of her findings sent under Congressional cover to each member investigated - and wait for a reply. This is a matter of "congressional courtesy" - seek explanation first. If enough replies seem to warrant bringing this to the Dem Majority Leader, then so be it. A committee will be formed and the matter formally investigated

There are professional courtesies that Congress men/women extend to each other.

Perhaps Lofgren is not a professional?

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AZ Sen. Kelly Townsend: Everyone Knows You Don’t Try to Stop an Audit with the Fervency We’ve Seen if There’s Nothing to Hide (VIDEO)

By Jim Hoft
Published May 8, 2021 at 6:38pm

Arizona State Senator Kelly Townsend spoke with The Gateway Pundit reporter Jordan Conradson today at a rally in Phoenix for free and fair elections.

During the interview Senator Townsend was asked about the attempts by state Democrats, led by Soros-funded Secretary of State, to shut down the forensic audit of the Maricopa County ballots.
Senator Kelly Townsend: I think if you ask a class of 5th graders, if someone was trying to stop an audit from happening, the harder they fought to stop an audit, what do you think they’re doing? Are you trying to keep them from seeing something? And you know what their answer’s going to be… Everyone with a thinking mind knows that you don’t try to hide and stop an audit with the fervency we’ve seen if there’s nothing to hide. Which just strengthens our resolve all the more… Just their actions show that there’s a problem and we need to find what it is!
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AZ Audit Director Ken Bennett Drops a BOMB! – Says “It’s Very Concerning” that Dominion Has Passwords, Control of Maricopa County Voting Systems and Officials There Do Not

By Joe Hoft
Published May 8, 2021 at 8:56pm

The Gateway Pundit reporter Jordan Conradson interviewed Arizona Audit Direct Ken Bennett on Saturday after another full week of ballot counting and inspections.

Jordan asked Ken about the recent development that Maricopa County officials DID NOT HAVE the passwords or administrative access to the Dominion computer systems in their county.

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This was shocking news that reveals that Dominion was running the elections without supervision in Maricopa County!
Ken Bennett: Well, if they don’t have the passwords to the administrative functions then it has to be Dominion which is very concerning to us that they don’t have complete control over their election systems. But maybe they’ll have an explanation for the Senate. And I think the Senate is equally concerned about that. Those drives that were subpoenaed so far have not been produced. So that will unfold over the next few days.
Jordan Conradson: Is that legal for them to give access to Dominion?

Ken Bennett: I don’t know if it’s legal. I don’t think that there’s any state statute that talks about that. But I think that it’s implied that the counties have full access to their election system. It’s like buying a car, you can drive it and put gas in it but you can’t look under the hood. It doesn’t seem reasonable to me.
This was another excellent update from Arizona Audit Director Ken Bennett.

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Texas House Passes Voter Bill Targeting Mail In Voting, NAACP Determined To Usurp the New Law

By Kari Donovan
Published May 8, 2021 at 8:35pm

Things are changing for the better in Election Integrity, and the Democrats are determined to fight it with every resource they have. Texas is in the process of passing new laws that already have high favorability with the voters.

“It is all happening in the dark,” the NAACP cries.

After a disastrous and chaotic 2020 Presidential election, many Republicans were so disenfranchised they said they would never vote again unless elections were made transparent. With millions of voters saying they had no faith in the government to make those changes, many people just gave up hope in America.

But that is changing with battleground states like Texas passing new laws that Democrats hate.

On Friday, the Texas House passed HB 6/SB 7 on election reforms, which now goes to Texas Governor Abbott’s desk.

This is the legal process, which the left doesn’t seem to understand. The legislation goes to a conference committee, where lawmakers have an opportunity to strengthen the bill with highly popular provisions such as voter identification for mail-in voting.

In the Mainstream Media and on social media are stories of social justice rage over the Texas passage. Did they not ever watch Schoolhouse Rock, I’m Just a Bill?

Texas, as in other states, is following the normal legal process. The left is afraid of those Election safeguards like voter ID, which enjoys widespread support in Texas, with an overwhelming 81% of Texans supporting it being added.

That is how it works in our Representative Republic; something Democrats and their media partners refuse to accept.

According to local and national Texas news reports, “It is all happening in the dark,” so a key issue to pay attention to is the left is very unhappy about the process of the bill becoming a law. Americans and Texans can expect Community Organizers to protest.

Consider how the New York Times reported on the NAACP’s reaction as if their complaints and demands are justified.

The NAACP is furious that Texas follows the Constitutional process of developing election laws for their state and demands the right to usurp the process with a list of their replacements, changing out duly elected representatives with social justice warriors instead.

Here is what they are up against, “In a 78-64 vote, the House Friday passed a pared-down version of priority GOP legislation to place new restrictions on voting. Now the bill will likely be reshaped in conference committee with the Senate, largely out of public view,” reported Texas Tribune on Saturday.

The left is freaking out because Texas now joins other states who are fixing the issues that made the 2020 Presidential election so chaotic while preparing for a battleground in the 2021 elections. Why is the new York Times normalizing the complaints? Perhaps the NYT needs to watch School House Rock and figure it all out before hitting “publish”?
 

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Turn Over Routers Or Face Subpoenas, Arizona Lawmakers Tell Maricopa County

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Votes are counted by staff at the Maricopa County Elections Department office in Phoenix, Ariz., on Nov. 5, 2020.
Legislators in Arizona and officials in the state’s largest county clashed anew this week over election audit subpoenas, with county officials refusing to hand over routers and claiming they do not have passwords to access administrative control functions of election machines.

Arizona’s Senate told Maricopa County on Friday that it would issue subpoenas for live testimony from the county’s Board of Supervisors unless it received the materials that are being withheld. “We’ve been asked to relay that the Senate views the County’s explanations on the router and passwords issues as inadequate and potentially incorrect,” a lawyer for the Senate said in an email to county officials.

The Arizona Senate subpoenaed a slew of election materials, such as ballots, following the 2020 election. Lawmakers also issued subpoenas for election machines, passwords, and other technology.

Maricopa County alleged in a lawsuit that the request for materials was overly broad and threatened voter privacy. A judge, though, ruled that they were “the equivalent of a Court order.” But the county said this week it is not turning over routers or router images, claiming that doing so poses a significant security risk to law enforcement.

The county has also informed the Senate’s audit liaison, former Republican Secretary of State Ken Bennett, that it does not have passwords to access administrative functions on Dominion Voting Systems machines that were used to scan ballots during the election.

“They’ve told us that they don’t have that second password, or that they’ve given us all the passwords they have. They’ve also told us that they now can’t, as they promised a couple weeks ago, provide our subcontractors with the virtual access to the routers and hubs and other things at the Maricopa County tabulation and election center, as was part of the subpoenas,” Bennett told One America News at the site of the audit in Phoenix.

John Brakey, a Democrat who is serving as an assistant to Bennett, told the broadcaster that he was “blown away” by the password development.

“It’s like leasing a car and they refuse to give you the keys. They’re supposed to be running the election. You know what’s wrong? Sometimes these vendors have too much power, and we’re voting on secret software, and that’s why this recount down here is very important,” he added.

Jack Sellers, the Republican chairman of the Maricopa County board, said Friday that he is angered by allegations of corruption and would not address every allegation, but would speak to the password issue.

“The specific password and security tokens Ken Bennett referenced this week provide access to proprietary firmware and source code. Elections administrators do not need to access this information to hold an election, and we do not have it in our custody,” he said in a statement.

Contractors working for Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas, which was hired by the Arizona Senate, audit ballots at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Ariz., on May 6, 2021.
The county board called an emergency meeting later on Friday. The board was going to consider legal advice and litigation regarding its non-compliance with the Senate subpoenas.

In a response to the Senate’s lawyer, Allister Adel, Maricopa County’s attorney, said that the county has “already produced every password and security key for the tabulators that is [sic] within the County’s possession.”

“It does not have any others,” Adel added. The county is working to figure out if there is “a safe manner” to get the Senate information from the routers without risking non-election data.

Dominion, whose machines are used in about half of U.S. states, did not respond to a request for comment. The company has said it supports forensic audits by federally-accredited laboratories and that Cyber Ninjas, which is leading the Arizona audit, is not verified. Both Dominion and Sellers noted that Maricopa County contracted its own audits, one for machines and another for ballots.

But Brakey, the assistant Senate liaison, has called the description of those audits misleading. The ballot batches were picked beforehand and auditors only analyzed a small percentage of the ballots cast in the election, he said, while the machine testing could only determine whether the technology was working well at the time of the review.

“They claim that’s an audit. I call it fatally flawed,” he told One America News.
Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone, meanwhile, joined other county officials in decrying the Senate’s attempt to obtain the routers.

“Its most recent demands jeopardize the entire mission of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office,” he said in a statement.

“We are talking about confidential, sensitive, and highly-classified law enforcement data and equipment that will be permanently compromised. The current course is mind-numbingly reckless and irresponsible. I look forward to briefing them on the horrendous consequences of this demand and the breadth of its negative impact on the public safety in this County.”
 

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How the Capitol Riot Suspects Are Challenging the Charges

Defense lawyers have complained that some charges do not apply to what unfolded on Jan. 6, and one argues it will be impossible to get a fair trial in Washington.




Prosecutors have sought to find the correct charges to accurately describe the behavior of hundreds of people suspected of breaching the Capitol on Jan. 6.Credit...Erin Schaff/The New York Times

By Alan Feuer
April 14, 2021, 2:28 p.m. ET

Three months after the attack on the Capitol, the frantic federal effort to prosecute the members of the mob that stormed the building has started shifting gears.

After a nationwide flurry of arrests, defense lawyers are homing in on what they describe as fundamental weaknesses in the government’s case.

Some have challenged the marquee indictments against members of the Oath Keepers militia and the far-right group the Proud Boys, saying that the evidence so far does not support claims that their clients conspired to plan an attack against Congress.

Others have complained about prosecutors’ use of an unlawful entry statute and a 1960s-era law intended to silence leaders like the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And at least one lawyer has filed a motion to move her client’s case out of Washington, saying it will be impossible to get a fair trial in the city where the insurrection occurred.

Still others have questioned the relevance of a federal obstruction law used to charge dozens of people, saying that it does not technically cover a proceeding like the certification of the presidential vote.

“The statutes being used don’t always describe what actually happened at the Capitol,” said Gregory T. Hunter, who has represented several people charged in connection with the riot. “I don’t think that anyone foresaw, when they wrote these laws, that they would be meant for a violent mob willing to do damage and stop Congress from doing its job.”

While the F.B.I. opened several hundred investigations in the wake of the attack, prosecutors have charged about 400 people so far, suggesting that the government has not been simply sweeping up trespassers and charging them with crimes. A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment on the cases beyond what is in the public record.

Perhaps the most difficult part of the prosecution has been deciding which charges accurately describe an underlying crime that has no real precedent. While many of the 400 people charged are certain to plead guilty, others plan to fight. And without a legal guidepost, prosecutors have sometimes seemed to reach.

They have, for instance, charged many defendants with aiding and abetting but not fully explained who they helped or precisely what they did. One prosecutor made a novel legal argument last week, suggesting in court that a rioter had “corralled” a segment of the crowd into storming the Capitol and thus had turned the mob itself into a weapon.

“The Capitol attack was, thankfully, an unprecedented event,” said Aitan Goelman, a former federal prosecutor who helped try Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber. “But that means you’re not going to have any blueprint cases to know how — or what — to charge.”

From the start, prosecutors have run into an overarching problem: The attack against the Capitol was committed by a mob, but justice is supposed to be meted out on an individual level.


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Some members of the mob broke through windows and doors, while others walked through the building without hurting anyone.Credit...Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

It was clear almost immediately that not everyone who broke into the building would be charged with identical offenses. Some attacked the police with flagpoles, hockey sticks, crutches and bear spray. Others showed up primed for battle in helmets, tactical vests, gas masks and goggles.

But many simply walked into the building, breaking nothing, hurting no one and giving no sign that they had planned anything.

In a recent ruling, the federal appeals court that oversees the Capitol cases took note of these distinctions, saying that even though the “violent breach” was “a grave danger to our democracy,” it was still important to stick to the “facts and circumstances of each case.”

“Those who actually assaulted police officers and broke through windows, doors and barricades, and those who aided, conspired with, planned or coordinated such actions,” the court wrote, “are in a different category of dangerousness than those who cheered on the violence or entered the Capitol after others cleared the way.”

At this stage of what is shaping up to be a marathon legal process, the government’s most prominent cases have been filed against the Oath Keepers, a militia that recruits former military and law enforcement officers, and the Proud Boys, an organization of leftist-hating brawlers that slyly bills itself as defending “Western” values.

Prosecutors have repeatedly said an array of electronic communications — Facebook messages, online meeting room chats and conversations on a digital walkie-talkie app — show that the groups conspired not only internally to storm the Capitol, but may also have coordinated with each other.

But now that the government is turning over evidence, lawyers for the extremist groups have attacked these theories of conspiracy, and judges have showed signs they agree.

Lawyers for the Oath Keepers, for instance, claim that the evidence shows that many of the dozen militia members now facing charges didn’t go to Washington with a plan to storm the Capitol, but went instead to protect high-profile Republicans like Roger J. Stone Jr., the onetime adviser to former President Donald J. Trump.

Lawyers for the Proud Boys assert that the group’s internal chats show that members had not planned to assault the Capitol, but had merely prepared to defend themselves against the leftist protesters with whom they had sparred at previous rallies in the city in November and December.

Other legal issues in other cases present a more systemic threat.

A lawyer for a Texas winemaker, Christopher Grider, filed a motion late last month to dismiss one of the charges he is facing: obstruction of a government proceeding. If Mr. Grider’s motion succeeds, it could have a chilling, even crippling, effect on dozens of cases against defendants facing similar charges.

The law in question, which carries a penalty of 20 years in prison, makes it illegal to interfere with an official proceeding related to the “administration of justice,” Mr. Grider’s lawyer, Brent Mayr, wrote. It was meant to stop people from obstructing with matters like a criminal or congressional investigation, but was not intended to cover proceedings like the certification of a presidential vote, a largely ministerial event, Mr. Mayr argued.

Prosecutors have opposed the claim and the issue will be argued at a hearing next month in front of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of Federal District Court in Washington. Several defense lawyers have said they are eager to see which way Judge Jackson rules.

At the end of last week, lawyers for Couy Griffin, the founder of a group called Cowboys for Trump, filed papers questioning another charge, one that almost every Capitol rioter is facing: unlawfully entering a restricted area.


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Couy Griffin, the founder of a group called Cowboys for Trump, in New York last year.Credit...Jeenah Moon/Getty Images

Mr. Griffin’s lawyers argued that, technically, such areas are defined by protective boundaries established by the Secret Service, which, they pointed out, does not protect the Capitol. Even though Vice President Mike Pence was in the building on Jan. 6, he was rushed out of the Senate shortly after the riot erupted. That leaves open the question of whether the Secret Service lines — and thus the legal trigger for unlawful entry — remained in place after Mr. Pence left.

(Still, scores of the people charged with unlawfully entering a restricted area have also been charged with a separate crime more narrowly tailored to the Capitol: disorderly conduct in a Capitol building.)

Another common charge that is expected to be challenged is a civil rights-era law that makes it illegal to interfere with law enforcement officers performing their duties “during the commission of a civil disorder.” Initially proposed by segregationists to hamper the civil rights movement, the law was dusted off last year by the authorities in Portland, Ore., who used it to charge left-wing protesters involved in the attacks against the city’s federal courthouse.

One of the Portland protesters filed a motion two months ago attacking the law as unconstitutional, saying that, among other things, it violated First Amendment protections and exceeded the limits of the Constitution’s commerce clause.

Depending on how on the judge in Oregon rules, there could be similar motions seeking to invalidate the use of the law in the Capitol riot cases.

Yet another defense strategy emerged this month when lawyers for Jenny Cudd, a Texas florist, asked a judge for permission to move her trial from Washington. The lawyer, Marina Medvin, noted that after Jan. 6. the city’s liberal electorate was barraged by media accounts describing rioters like her client as “white supremacists” who had launched a “domestic terror attack.”

“The jury who would hear the facts in Washington, D.C.,” Ms. Medvin wrote, “is the most politically prejudiced jury in the entire country.”

Several lawyers said privately that they were mulling similar requests.

Should that happen, they are likely to get something like the response Ms. Cudd got from the prosecutors who suggested that perhaps she was not as infamous as she thought.

“Given the sheer number of people involved in the Capitol attack,” they wrote, “it is unlikely that more than a handful of D.C. residents could identify Cudd by name.
 

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Maricopa County Officials Refusing to Turn Over Routers to Auditors
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Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors working for Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas, Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. (Matt York/AP)

By Sandy Fitzgerald | Friday, 07 May 2021 11:39 AM

Officials in Maricopa County, Arizona, are refusing to comply with subpoenas from the state Senate that require them to turn over routers or router images to auditors reviewing the November 2020 election, saying that surrendering the items will cause a "significant security risk" to local law enforcement.

"We had previously believed that the risk would be eliminated by redacting the law enforcement data on the routers and not producing it. But we were informed that redaction did not eliminate the risk," Deputy County Attorney Joseph LaRue said in a letter this week to Senate Audit Liaison Ken Bennett, reports The Arizona Daily Independent. "We also learned that if criminal elements or others gained access to this data, it might compromise county and federal law enforcement efforts and put the lives of law enforcement personnel at risk."

LaRue's letter was prompted after Bennett this week told KFYI, a local talk radio station in Phoenix, that the county's officials were not in compliance with the subpoenas, which were signed by Senate President Karen Fann and Senate Judiciary Chair Warren Petersen and ruled valid by a judge in February.

Trucks filled with the county's elections equipment, records, and almost 2.1 million original ballots were delivered to the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, where the audit started on April 23.

LaRue said county officials had been planning to provide the audit team with virtual images of the routers but weren't sure if it could "safely produce" the information without comprising the law enforcement agencies' security. He further said in his letter that the images could put citizens' Social Security information and other confidential data at risk.

He did not say when the routers may be handed over, but said he'll "follow up with you about this when I know more."

A county official told The Epoch Times that technology professors have determined that information contained in the routers "can be used as blueprints to intercept sensitive county data."

"Maricopa County has more than 50 different county departments, and the routers the Senate subpoena commanded the County produce support for all of these departments, not just elections operations," he said. "This includes critical law enforcement data that, by law, cannot be disclosed, as well as Maricopa County residents’ protected health information and full Social Security numbers.

By providing the routers, or even virtual images of routers, sensitive data and the lives of law enforcement personnel could be endangered. The county is continuing to study this issue, and routers remain in the county’s custody for the time being."

Maricopa County officials said separately on Wednesday that two laboratories tested the voting equipment in February and found no evidence that election machines were connected to the Internet.

But Bennett told KFYI that auditors could not confirm that the machines weren't online unless they had access to the logs.

"Here we are several weeks into the audit, and we still don’t have some of the information that was subpoenaed by the state Senate from Maricopa County," he said, according to The Epoch Times.

"They told me personally weeks ago that they had taken all the routers and the internet connections and the hubs and everything out of the building so they could send it to us, and we would have the logs when we got into those devices, we would be able to see those logs, that nothing was connected to the Internet during the election," he said, "and lo and behold, they don’t show up in the equipment that they said would be delivered to us."
 

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Fontes Ignores Supreme Court Ruling, Advises Voters To Cross Out Errors

September 21, 2020 ADI Staff Reporter
Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes

Despite being ordered to refrain from instructing voters to cross out errors on their ballots by the Arizona Supreme Court, Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes is doing just that on Twitter. Showing contempt for the Court, Fontes is advising voters to ignore the “lawyers” and continue crossing out errors rather than obtaining a new ballot.

“I was disappointed to see that after being ordered by a court to stop telling voters to intentionally spoil their ballot, county recorder Adrian Fontes has taken to twitter to tell voters to do just that,” said Alexander Kolodin, attorney for the Arizona Public Integrity Alliance. “Never in my career have I seen a recorder with such blatant contempt for the letter and the spirit of the law.”

The Court enjoined Fontes, who is an attorney, and Maricopa County election officials, “and its vendors from inserting the “New Instruction” in the envelopes with the ballots for the November 3, 2020 general election.” That “new instruction,” to cross out erroneous votes, would have created tremendous delays in processing ballots due to the fact that ballot tabulation machines would kick out the ballots which would then have to be processed by Fontes’ “bipartisan board.”

That board is tasked with determining the voters’ intent.

“Legitimacy is important in election, and the longer it takes to get a count, the more people are going to question the legitimacy of the election, we cannot afford that this year,” said Kolodin.

Last week, the Washington Post reported that a new intelligence bulletin by the Department of Homeland Security advises that “Russia is seeking “to undermine public trust in the electoral process” by spreading false claims that mail-in ballots are riddled with fraud and susceptible to manipulation.”

Kolodin asks, “Who needs the Russians to undermine public trust in our elections when Americans like Adrian Fontes are happy to do it for free?”

“When will he stop? Anyone who complained about Joe Arpaio thinking he was above the law should be complaining about Adrian Fontes,” said Stephen Richer, who is facing off against Fontes in the 2020 Recorder’s race. “And what is the total cost to the taxpayer at this point of all these actions?”

Jose Borrajero, Director of the Arizona People’s Lobbyist, quipped, “There may be something to this Russian influence after all, since Fontes is trying his best to emulate Joseph Stalin by adhering to the notion that it’s not the people who vote that count, it’s the people who count the votes. Fontes needs to be stopped somehow. This should not be partisan, even the staunchest democrats should realize that Fontes’ antics do not belong in the office of County Recorder.
 

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IT’S SCIENCE: Tools Can Now Identify Difference Between Real And Bogus Ballots… In Seconds

Written by Wes Walker on December 12, 2020

The Economic War Room with Kevin Freeman had a very interesting guest on their program. He was someone with a very particular skill set, one that may yet prove important in knowing what happened with the results of this election.

We have, for instance, precincts where ballots were counted without observers present. We have reports of ‘mail-in’ ballots being counted that had no creases on them. There is a number of details that have been contested that have never really been resolved.

But what if there was a way to be sure if you were looking at a legitimate ballot or a forged one? What if there were a way to weed out the bad ones even if they had been shuffled in with the real ones?

The guy who’s best known for developing the tech behind the QR codes we use almost every day has a solution that doesn’t require geek-speak and insinuations about algorithms.

The tools it relies on have more in common with the tools by which counterfeit bills are recognized as bogus.

Here’s how the story is introduced:

Exclusive interview with Jovan Hutton Pulitzer about his ability to digitally examine millions of ballots to scientifically prove if ballots are authentic or fake.

He says we need to access the physical and digital ballots and within seconds can determine authenticity. His technology and approach have nothing to do with accessing the actual Dominion or other vendor machines.

His tech is looking for much simpler details, at the level that only a machine might be able to see it.

Things like the folds in the paper changing the ink on top of it in a certain pattern. Things like the telltale evidence of a human hand holding a pen in the ink marks on the ballot circle, which would be missing if it were machine-produced. Things like the exacting parameters of the printing that official ballots are expected to meet, but false ones wouldn’t know to meet, and one other detail he mentioned about what isn’t visible to the naked eye that should be a dead giveaway.

His claim, as bold as it might sound, is simple. If you run the entire set of ballots through his machines, he could tell you with specificity just how honest or corrupt any individual race really was.

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By extension, if his tools were adopted and integrated as an anti-fraud step in future elections, we would — he claims — never again have an election as messed up as this one is.

The video’s not that long, but let me tell you.

This writer was pretty skeptical when I cued up the video, and I didn’t expect anything that convincing. But by the time it was wrapping up, I had a much different view of his tech.
 

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Dark To Light: Matt DePerno – Election Integrity In Antrim, MI - UncoverDC 1:01:34 min

Today is one of the most important shows we have ever done on this podcast. We interview Matt DePerno about the voter integrity lawsuit in Antrim, MI. He goes over the case in detail from start to finish and explains the recent evidence uncovered that has never been documented before and will send chills down your spine.

PLEASE SUPPORT Matt DePerno in his quest to make this right. He has been such a fighter for our country.

LINKS WE DISCUSSED

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Arizona Formally Bans Post-Election Signature Fix for Unsigned Mail-In Ballots

BY ALLEN ZHONG
May 8, 2021 Updated: May 8, 2021

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The measure, Arizona Senate bill 1003 (S.B. 1003), was approved earlier in the state legislature in party-line votes.

The new law codified a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Oct. 6, 2020, within one month of the 2020 election. It also ended disputes over unsigned mail-in ballots between the state Republicans and Democrats.

Current Arizona law allows election officials to contact the voters to fix the signatures on the ballots if the signatures don’t match other signatures from records in the Department of Motor Vehicle, voter registration forms, or previous early ballots. The voters can fix the signatures, if they failed to pass the verification process, within up to five business days after election day.

The new law didn’t change anything about the grace period for the signed ballots.

However, it ended the state Democrats’ efforts to add a similar grace period to unsigned ballots.

Before the 2020 election, Arizona Secretary of the State Katie Hobbs—a Democrat—was trying to set a five-business-day grace period for the voters to fix the ballots if the ballots are not signed.

Hobbs’s move is part of the efforts to honor a settlement in 2019 with the Navajo Nation, which allows Navajo voters with mismatched or missing signatures on mail-in ballots to correct their ballots with five business days after the election day.

However, the efforts were stopped by the appeal court judges who said, in alignment with the state Republicans, that the Democrats went too far by giving absentee voters five days after Election Day to correct missing signatures on mail-in ballots.

“All ballots must have some deadline, and it is reasonable that Arizona has chosen to make that deadline Election Day itself so as to promote its unquestioned interest in administering an orderly election and to facilitate its already burdensome job of collecting, verifying, and counting all of the votes in timely fashion,” the appellate court said.

The new law codified the appeal court’s ruling by adding an amendment to the current Arizona election law.

The amendment requires all mail-in ballots to be delivered to the county recorder, other officers in charge of the election, or polling sites no later than 7:00 p.m. on election day.

“The ballot will not be counted without the voter’s signature on the envelope,” read the amendment.

Meanwhile, another amendment in the new law required election officers to contact the voter if the signature is missing on the ballot. The deadline for adding a signature to a ballot should be no later than 7:00 p.m. on the election day.

The Epoch Times reached out to the Navajo Nation for comment.

The Native American territory had urged Ducey to veto the bill before he signed it. Navajo Nation President Jonathan and Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer said it will undermine the 2019 settlement.

“The Navajo Nation is extremely disappointed in the actions of the state legislators who voted in support of S.B. 1003,” Nez said in a statement (pdf) on April 30. “We strongly urge Gov. Ducey to stand with Navajo voters by vetoing S.B. 1003.”
 

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One America News Network Published May 7, 2021
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Rumble — Officials at the Ariz. election audit are expressing shock and concern over the Maricopa County's' response to their request for the administrative password to the dominion machines. One America's Christina Bobb spoke with the director of Audit USA and has more from Phoenix.
 

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Results? We Have Them for All of AZ! Dr. Douglas G. Frank Previews AZ Audit Predictions Here.

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Please share with everyone you know to help save our country! Join Gail Golec and Dr. Douglas G. Frank as we discuss the ballot predictions based upon the population only (not even knowing who is registered), and then based upon the registration data in the state of Arizona. I can hardly wait! Dr. Douglas Frank holds a Ph.D in Surface Analytical Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Frank is an internationally recognized scientist with over fifty scientific publications. In 1990 Dr. Frank discovered and invented a technique for creating three dimensional images of molecules resting on surfaces. This led to a cover article in Science Magazine, which is the most read science magazine in the world by scientists. Dr. Frank has also been featured on our favorite Pillow man's channel. It's a must see and share with everyone you know. It will help save our country!
 

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Newt Gingrich: In My Mind “There Was No Question” all of the Close Battleground States Were Stolen in 2020 Election (VIDEO)

By Jim Hoft
Published May 9, 2021 at 10:06am

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures this morning.

During their conversation, Newt made a very bold statement that will upset Jake Tapper, CNN and the far-left tech giants telling the FOX News host the election was stolen in several swing states.
Newt Gingrich: You can actually buy an official Georgia presidential ballot on eBay. And, you can also buy a number of states. So when they tell you they were controlling the ballots, it’s just not true. This was a very open system. It was a system where people could cheat, and did. And without getting into an argument about how big the cheating was, it was large enough that every American should expect that they have the right to vote, that they have the right to have their vote counted, they have a right to have their vote held legally and accurately, and they shouldn’t have their vote canceled by someone who’s cheating.
And that’s exactly what’s been going on… In every one of the states that was very close that Trump lost you had those kind of shenanigans and you had state law violated in every single one of those states. In my mind there was no question that those states were in fact stolen. That doesn’t make the national media happy but I think as a historian people will find it’s absolutely true.
The tide truly is turning when Newt can go on FOX News and not be lectured for making such a bold and honest statement.

Of course, Maria Bartiromo is not your average FOX News host.


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THIS IS BIG: US Census Bureau Confirms HUGE CONFLICT in Total Number of Voters in 2020 Election

By Joe Hoft
Published May 9, 2021 at 12:00pm

The results of the 2020 Election are again not supported by evidence. This time the data reported by the Census Bureau conflicts with the election results.

According to the US Census Bureau’s results from the 2020 Census, their are obvious discrepancies with the results of the 2020 Election.

Via Election Wiz:
US Census data released last week called into question the official vote tally from the 2020 election. As part of the Census, the government collects data on citizens who self-report as having voted in presidential elections. The collected data shows an unusual anomaly in the reported results.

According to the Census, the recorded number of people voting in 2020 was tallied at 154,628,000. On the other hand, official results place the number of actual ballots cast slightly north of 158 million. That’s a discrepancy of nearly four million votes.
Speaking to pollster Richard Baris during an episode of “Inside the Numbers,” lawyer Robert Barnes said historically, the Census tends to “pin on the nose” the recorded vote numbers with the actual results. In other words, often the two data sets reasonably match.

Barnes is right. For example, the bureau was nearly spot-on in 2008, slightly under-reporting that 131,100,000 voted, while the official results showed 131,300,000 ballots cast.
The Election Wiz continues:
Of course, sometimes the Census has missed the mark. But for decades, in almost every case where the Census grossly botched the results, it was because the bureau over-recorded the number of those who voted.
Consider the following: In 1992, the Census over recorded the official results by slightly more than nine million. In 1996, the Census again over recorded the number of reported voters by roughly nine million.
Similarly, the bureau recorded the number of those who voted in the 2004 election as 125 million, while official results placed the total at 122 million.
We now have multiple data markers that provide evidence the election results are not reasonable.



This is something Big Media and Big Tech will not share. They have been covering for this fraudulent election for months. What a disgrace.
 

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THIS IS BIG: US Census Bureau Confirms HUGE CONFLICT in Total Number of Voters in 2020 Election

By Joe Hoft
Published May 9, 2021 at 12:00pm

The results of the 2020 Election are again not supported by evidence. This time the data reported by the Census Bureau conflicts with the election results.

According to the US Census Bureau’s results from the 2020 Census, their are obvious discrepancies with the results of the 2020 Election.

Via Election Wiz:



The Election Wiz continues:




We now have multiple data markers that provide evidence the election results are not reasonable.



This is something Big Media and Big Tech will not share. They have been covering for this fraudulent election for months. What a disgrace.
The sonofabitching Democrats rigged the election.

Is that clear?
 

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In a small New Hampshire town, the 2020 election still rages

By MICHAEL CASEYyesterday



In this May 7, 2021 photo, Kristi St. Laurent, who ran for a House seat in the 2020 election, poses in front of Town Hall in Windham, N.H. St. Laurent, who requested a recount after losing the 2020 election by 24 votes, has led to a debate over the integrity of the election in Windham and prompted Trump supporters to suggest the dispute could illustrate wider problems with the election system. (AP Photo/Michael Casey)

WINDHAM, N.H. (AP) — Meetings of the Windham Board of Selectmen are usually as sleepy as they sound — a handful of residents from the New Hampshire town, a discussion of ambulance fees, maybe a drainage study.
So when a crowd of about 500 people showed up last week, some waving American flags, carrying bullhorns and lifting signs questioning the presidential election, Bruce Breton knew things were about to change.

“I’ve never seen anything like this before,” said Breton, who has served on the board for 18 years. “The groundswell from the public is unbelievable.”

The crowd at the Monday meeting had been fired up by conservative media, which in recent weeks has seized on the town’s election results for four seats in the state House as suspect. The attention, fanned by a Donald Trump adviser who happens to be a Windham resident, has helped a routine recount spiral, ultimately engulfing the town in a false theory that the national election was stolen from Trump.

It doesn’t seem to matter that Republicans won all four state House seats in question.

The dust-up shows just how far Trump’s election lies — and the search for evidence to support them — have burrowed into American politics, even the most local. Like House Republicans in Washington fighting over what some call the “Big Lie” and lawmakers in Arizona conducting a partisan “recount,” this bedroom community is still wrestling with the aftermath of 2020.

The trouble started when Kristi St. Laurent, a Democratic candidate for the state House, requested a recount after falling 24 votes short in the November election. Instead of gaining a few votes in her House race as she expected, the 53-year-old physical therapist learned that the recount showed that four of the Republicans each received an additional 300 votes. Laurent lost 99 votes.

“You expect everybody to go up a little bit so these results were pretty alarming. ... These were just crazy results,” she said.

The discrepancy inspired the legislature to take up the matter. Lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a bill authorizing an audit of the town’s ballot counting machines and hand tabulations. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed the bill and insisted that “New Hampshire elections are safe, secure, and reliable.”

Conservative media outlets and Trump supporters saw things differently. They viewed the results in Windham, a town of 16,000 near the Massachusetts border, as a chance to prove that something more nefarious was amiss. If things were suspicious in Windham, maybe they were across the state and beyond. They just needed evidence.

On Thursday, Trump joined the fray, congratulating “the great Patriots” in Windham “for their incredible fight to seek out the truth” about fraud that he alleged, without evidence, had affected the New Hampshire races and his own reelection contest. Trump had been to Windham in the past and is not shy about suggesting that voter fraud is rampant in the Granite State. In 2017, he claimed that he and former Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte would have won in New Hampshire the previous year if not for voters bused in from out of state. There is no evidence to support that claim.

Corey Lewandowski, a current Trump adviser who calls Windham home and said he talked to Trump about the states races on Monday, said the large turnout at the board meeting showed that voters are “gravely concerned that the election system is not properly secured and that there is the potential at least for results that don’t align with what voters want.”

Lewandowski said the results in Windham suggested a statewide audit was necessary to check other vote counting machines. “Unless a recount was done in these other communities, we don’t know if the machine tallies are accurate,” he said. “The larger concerns is this: if people don’t believe that there is integrity in the voting process, they won’t participate. That is the real issue.”

Sununu pushed back on Trump’s comments, calling New Hampshire a model for how to do things right.

“A discrepancy of 300 votes out of over 800,000 cast does not define massive voter fraud by any means. We passed a bill, we’re going to do an audit in Windham. If anything, I think the fact that we focus on 300 votes goes to the integrity of our system.,” he said. “We have the best system in the country, a system where will do any audit even if it’s over a couple hundred votes. And it’s not for President Trump or Chris Sununu or Joe Biden, it’s about the citizens who cast the vote. That’s why we do the audit, to make sure every vote is counted.”

The latest controversy is over which auditors will be chosen to examine the results.

The law calls for three auditors: one chosen by the state, one by Windham and a third by those two picks. The selectmen in Windham voted 3-1 last month to pick Mark Lindeman with Verified Voting, rejecting demands from Trump supporters to choose Jovan Hutton Pulitzer. The town received thousands of emails from around the country demanding it pick Pulitzer, who, according to media reports, claims to have invented technology that can detect fraudulent ballots.

That prompted the crowd to turn up at Monday’s board meeting; some carried posters supporting of Pulitzer. The crowd was so large that the meeting was moved to the high school.

“That was angry mob if I have ever seen one,” said St. Laurent, who attended the meeting.

The crowd had hoped the board would reconsider its pick. It did not and now the auditors have until May 27 by law to complete their work. They will do an audit, which includes another hand count, at the Edward Cross Training Center in Pembroke. Some outside observers, including at least 18 from Windham, will be allowed to monitor. It will also be livestreamed.

In Windham, some residents simply want to find out what happened in their election. Was it the aging counting machines? A human error in the recount? Maybe a bunch of extra votes slipped into the count?

But for others, the voter discrepancy has led them to ask larger questions about Trump’s loss in November.

“I am not going to speculate on anything until I get the answers to the Windham thing, now that there are doubts about what is going on. I just want to know what happened in Windham,” said Breton, a Trump supporter and the only board member to lobby for Pulitzer.

“I would think you would have to question voting among the whole state. Windham is just a microcosm of what is going on,” he said. “If you can’t answer the question of what happens to those votes, you might have questions about what happened to other votes in the state.”

St. Laurent dismisses the idea that Windham’s results should cast doubt on the larger process.

Recounts are not unusual in New Hampshire, which elects 424 lawmakers every two years and allows candidates to request recounts if the difference in votes is less than 20% of the total ballots cast. There have been at least 15 recounts after each of the past four election cycles, with only a handful of outcomes changed.

The audit, she said, should help determine what went wrong. But for outsiders who see a wider campaign of voter fraud, it won’t matter all that much.

“When there is nothing shown, they are just going to go to the next place,” she said. “I am hoping we can return back to just being our own little town.”
 

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Here's How You Know Democrats Rigged and Stole the 2020 Election
Wayne Allyn Root
Wayne Allyn Root

Posted: May 09, 2021 12:01 AM

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Townhall.com.

Here's How You Know Democrats Rigged and Stole the 2020 Election

Source: AP Photo/Ben Gray

Let me put this in terms even Democrats can understand.

Let's say a white police officer killed a black man who did nothing wrong. Unlike George Floyd, this man had not committed any crime, did not resist arrest, didn't have fentanyl in his system and had no record of violent crime. Assume this poor guy was a law-abiding, taxpaying, churchgoing American and that the cop killed him for the crime of "driving while black."

How do the police react? They say the shooting was righteous. They refuse to investigate. There is bodycam footage, but they refuse to release it. And get this: They refuse to allow anyone to even talk about it. If any cop talks about it, he loses his job. If anyone in the black community talks about it, social media will suspend them or ban them for life.

What would all of that mean to you? Guilty as charged, right? The police must be covering up a crime. No one who's innocent acts like that, right?

Guess what? That's equivalent to the reaction (or, should I say, overreaction) of liberals, Democrats and assorted socialists and communists when Republicans make accusations of massive voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

I thought we're all allowed to have our opinion in America. I thought we have free speech. I thought we have a right to investigate. I thought we have a right to see the videotapes. I thought we have a right to forensic audits.

I was wrong.

The fix is in. It's crystal clear to me now that not only was the election rigged but so is everything post-election. It's simple psychology. Just look at the absurd reaction, or overreaction, by Democrats.

Would anyone dare ban the right to discuss a possibly racist police killing? Can you imagine the reaction by liberals, black activists and the American Civil Liberties Union? What if the Minneapolis police were to permanently ban any discussion of George Floyd's death? What if every black American trying to give his or her opinion on Twitter, Facebook or YouTube were banned for life?
Who would react like that? Only guilty people.

Here are the questions I want answered.

-- If Democrats didn't rig and steal the election, why are they so afraid of forensic audits in key battleground states, specifically the current audit in Arizona?
-- When Trump was an 8-to-1 landslide favorite with bettors around the world late on election night and clearly headed toward a landslide electoral victory, why did five states suddenly announce they would pause counting for the night? And how come Biden was suddenly ahead by morning?
-- How come Michigan apparently had a dump of 149,772 votes at 6:31 a.m. on Nov. 4, 96% of which went to Biden?
-- How did Wisconsin count 149,520 votes for Biden from 3:26 to 3:44 a.m. on Nov. 4?
-- How come Philadelphia vote counters were so desperate to keep witnesses out of the counting room? Why did they refuse entry to witnesses (to Republicans) until those witnesses had a court order in hand?
-- Why were the windows in a vote-counting location in Detroit covered with cardboard so nobody (no Republican) could see inside?
-- There are videotapes filmed in Detroit of vans pulling up in the middle of the night with what obviously look like boxes of ballots. In Atlanta, there are videotapes that clearly show ballot containers appearing at a vote-counting location after a fake water main break was used to force all GOP witnesses out of the counting room. Why can't we discuss these videotapes?
-- How come Twitter banned me for life over mentioning these videotapes?
-- How come the Arizona Senate's liaison for the vote audit says Maricopa County hasn't complied with the subpoena by turning over passwords to Dominion voting machines?

These are all valid questions. Why do we get backlash for asking them and posting them on social media? What are Democrats hiding? What are they so afraid of?

In the end, that's the proof Democrats rigged and stole the 2020 presidential election. The truth is in their ridiculous, heavy-handed overreaction. They're desperate to stop you from looking into or even talking about this.

Democrats are guilty as sin.
 

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The five puppet masters who are pulling the strings at Joe Biden’s White House a Watters World investigation. Also mounting evidence that the Coronavirus may have been manipulated in a Chinese lab and the United States may be involved tonight. #FoxNews 8PM ET

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WATTERS: WATTERS' WORLD investigation: who is really running the Biden administration? Not Joe, it is his puppet masters.

Just over a hundred days in and we know Joe likes to keep a low profile, that's for sure. He doesn't hold a lot of events, he is in bed pretty early each night and he likes to avoid answering questions. Maybe this is why.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

JOE BIDEN (D), PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I'm sorry. I'm going to -- this is the last question I'll take. Then, I'm really going to be in trouble.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

WATTERS: You're probably wondering who would he get in trouble with? He is the President. So who were the five people pulling all the strings?

This according to POLITICO.

Biden's brain trust is dominating the decision making at the White House. They have to approve everything. Biden doesn't make a lot of the decision. Aides complain because every decision must go through his handlers, even the smallest hire.

Decision making is incredibly slow, Biden is governing in a bubble. Almost nobody is allowed to see Biden in the Oval except a very small select group of people.

Number one, Ron Klain, White House Chief of Staff is at the top. He is obsessed with reducing any Biden family scandals, especially those involving Hunter. So he has a lot on his plate.

He has been working with Biden for Decades. He was Chief Counsel when Biden led the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chief of Staff when Biden was VP, the Ebola response coordinator under Obama and he has even admitted the Obama administration did every possible thing wrong on the swine flu.

Klain is a lobbying king. His Big Tech connections from his lobbying days are endless, a major score for the Biden administration. He was a part of the Executive Council of Silicon Valley's lobbying arm in Washington. He has also lobbied for CNN's parent company, AOL-Time Warner.

He was a venture capitalist, of course, until he came to the White House.

Dark money? Klain is all over it, involved with groups like the Center for American Progress just to name a big one.

Klain is a rank partisan. According to CNN, Republicans were frustrated with Klain during the Oval Office meeting in February, where he was calling all the shots, not Biden, and shaking his head no every time a Republican senator even presented one idea.

Next up, Steve Ricchetti, Biden's counselor. He has been pulling strings in Biden's life for a long, long time. He also worked in both the Obama and the Clinton administrations, very swampy.

According to "New York Times" sources, Ricchetti has overseen lots of Biden's financial and personal decisions, in addition to his political ones. He was the one who made his seven-figure book deal happen, and his book tour that brought him over $15 million. He is Biden's money man.

Ricchetti is also a well-known lobbyist, of course, his own lobbying firm raking in millions of dollars. His clients are some of the top corporate companies in America -- AT&T, Pfizer, General Motors, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Dow Chemical just to name a few. He has his hand in every major market.

According to "The New York Times," his connections to K Street, the lobbying hub and the Clintons was a problem for -- get this -- Obama. It turns out several Obama advisers tried to stop Biden from hiring machete during the Obama administration, but Biden fought back. Why would Biden want him so bad? Well, he has helped make big bucks for Biden and is well connected to Corporate America.

Then there's Mike Donilon, Biden's senior adviser. He also worked in the Obama administration serving as a top aide for then VP Biden. He has worked with Biden dating all the way back to '81 when Biden was a senator. He knows him well. Donilon, nicknamed the "Biden Whisperer" is known for being a message guru.

Just before Biden took office, "The New York Times" wrote, "President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. is delivering a message of cooperation and conciliation as he prepares to move into the White House. It's Mike Donilon's message."

Donilon probably loses his mind when Biden veers from the script that he wrote for him.

Before coming to the White House, Donilon was Managing Partner of MCD Strategies, a media consulting firm, where he made over four mil. Two of his big clients, the Democratic National Convention Committee and the Biden campaign.

Donilon, a bit of a grifter. Well, we'll wait and see about that.

Biden's Deputy Chief of Staff, Bruce Reed worked in the Clinton presidency as Director of Domestic Policy Council and Chief Domestic Policy adviser. He worked very closely with Biden to pass the '94 Crime Bill. He also worked in the Obama administration, of course as Chief of Staff to then VP Biden.

Reed used to be the President of The Broad Foundation focusing on education. No surprise here. The Broad Foundation's individual donations have swayed far left over 90 percent of them coming from the Broads themselves.

They donated thousands to Biden in 2020. They donated over a million in March 2020 to the LCV Victory Fund created to help elect environmental champions handle climate change. And the LCV Victory Fund spent millions in our last election to run ads slamming Trump and promoting Biden.

They've also donated hundreds of thousands to D.N.C. services. It could explain maybe the hold up and reopening schools.

Then there is Stef Feldman, Biden's longtime aide, turned climate champion, a staple of Biden's circle. Feldman's Biden's policy guru and a huge ideologue.

According to E&E News, Feldman is behind the $2 trillion plan for climate change and clean energy jobs. They credit her with a lot of the executive orders Biden passed including killing Keystone. She said Biden was so proud to stop it.

Feldman's goal, she says, is to create clean energy plants.

But over a hundred days into the administration and all she has done is puppet master Joe into killing thousands of good union jobs.

Now, outside of those five, there is also Susan Rice, head of the White House Domestic Policy Council and the Obama connection. Many believe Rice is controlled by the Obamas and is working their agenda from within the Biden White House.

So next time, Biden says he might get into trouble, you know why? There's key people running the Joe Show, and it's unclear if Biden is one of them.

Next, a rash of hate crimes and racial attacks the media is hiding from America. Gruesome. Why? We will explain.
 

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HUGE: Citizens Group in Arizona Drops a MOAB – Sues State for 2018, 2019, and 2020 Elections That Were Not In Compliance with Arizona Law

By Joe Hoft
Published May 9, 2021 at 4:17pm

How does Arizona get out of this? If this happened in Arizona what other states does this apply to?

This all leads back to our investigation of the outfits that certified the Arizona elections and were called back after the election by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors (MCBOS) to perform audits earlier after the 2020 election a few months ago.

We reported that the MCBOS would not allow the Arizona Senate to perform an audit of the county’s 2020 Election results. The MCBOS sued to Senate to prevent the audit. Then when the Senate updated laws to clarify their right to audit and the courts found that the Senate has every right to audit the county’s results, the MCBOS said ok you can do an audit but we want to select the auditors. They then said the only firms they would allow to perform their audit were those certified by the EAS.

The problem for the MCBOS was the choice of auditors that the Senate wanted to employ to perform the audit was not theirs. It was the Senates. Also, the firms the MCBOS said were certified were not certified. They hadn’t been for years.

We reported this and within 4 hours the EAS certified these two firms. We’ve asked the EAS to provide us documentation and what they used to certify these two firms suddenly within hours of our article noting the firms were not certified.

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Now a group after reviewing Arizona law, claims that the 2018, 2019, and 2020 elections related to this law were out of compliance with state law. Their rationale is because the firms that reviewed their voting machine equipment were not certified by the EAS as Arizona law mandates.

Here is the press release from the group suing Arizona for not being in compliance with their laws concerning elections.

QW Official Presser by Jim Hoft on Scribd (doc on website)

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The suit makes the following point in the document below:



Below is the case filed on Friday in Arizona with names of Petitioners redacted:
QW Final Draft With Redactions by Jim Hoft on Scribd (doc on website0

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Wow. This could be really big. This would mean that any elections since 2018 that were impacted by this law must be undone. New elections will be necessary.
 

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Maricopa County Elections Witness Testifies that Dominion Ran Entire Election – County Officials and Observers NEVER HAD Access or Passwords! (Video)

By Jim Hoft
Published May 9, 2021 at 4:45pm

Back on November 30, 2020, Maricopa County elections witness Jan Bryant testified before the Arizona legislature.

Jan has a strong project management background. She could not believe what she witnessed during the 2020 election in Maricopa County, Arizona.



Jan said back on November 30, 2020, that Maricopa County officials DID NOT RUN THE ELECTION! Dominion employees John and Bruce did.

Jan’s testimony might explain why Maricopa County officials do not have Admin passwords or access to the Dominion voting machines.

They never had them!

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Jan also testified under oath that county staff, not even IT staff were allowed access to the voting machines and that she witnessed Dominon employees with a laptop computer in the counting room.

Jan worked 6 days at MCTEC, has an MBA, and project management background in technology.

Transcribed Witness Text: Janice (Jan) Bryant
From Video Testimony here:
Captured 06:39:30 to 06:42:25
Nov. 30th 2020 – AZ Legislature’s Election Fraud Hearing (Hyatt Hotel)


View: https://youtu.be/rri6flxaXww
11:15:09 min

Jan Bryant: ….and back to my opening, I wanted to tell you that I do have a pretty strong project management technology background. This is not, I would say, everybody, raves about how we’ll run and how tight this room is that we were working in. I was in the (MCTEC) tabulation center. You know the glass (wall) and the servers in a glass room. All the computers are on a single cable that you can see. None of that matters because of two things. One, the Dominion employees were the only ones that were running any of that equipment.

So I’m, I was in the tabulation center six different days. Day and night shifts. And no county employees, no IT people, no one else was touching any of the software.

They (Dominion) did all the training for the adjudicators, they ran all the reports.
And so I brought this up on my very first day in the room. I said this doesn’t seem right, as a person with my background. Never in a million years would I turn my company’s most important things over to someone else. And there’s only two guys (Dominion’s Bruce & John) and they had whole control of everything.

I also participated in the (2%) random ballot selection for hand audit. Picking the ballots, you know, determining which bins we were going to select. And even with that, Dominion ran the report for it (which bins to pull). So no one, I mean, they (Dominion) knew exactly what was in the hand audit boxes. That made me nervous also. And they also knew when we pulled the last box, which was probably eight days before they quit counting ballots. As a senior manager over big projects, never in a million years would I have allowed some of the stuff that I saw going on there.


RECAP: The exact bins to be pulled for the mandated 2% hand audit were decided by Dominion staff, using their EMS software, not randomly.

The other thing that I wanted to make sure. The final week that they were counting ballots, I came in on I think a Tuesday. When I had left the Friday before I did NOT notice there was a laptop in the room behind the (glass) wall, that “John” the Dominion employee was working on. When I came in on Tuesday and walked around where they were doing the hand entry of ballots, I noticed that laptop sitting there and John was working on it. It’s not a secure room if you’re bringing a laptop in and out of a room.

Who knows what happened there. Every one of the 50 desktops that were in there had a row of USB ports on the side of it. So I get very angry when I hear some of our leader here saying “Oh, it’s secure, nothing can get in or out.”. That’s not true. I will tell you that is probably the biggest issue that I had.


Jan Bryant – Nov. 30th Hearing.
 

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D.C. jail treatment of Capitol riot defendants draws bipartisan outrage

"It was a well-thought-out strategic plan" to transfer inmates to D.C., where they can be "mic'd in a cage," lawyer

By Greg Piper
Updated: May 9, 2021 - 10:23pm

A short drive from the U.S. Capitol, 1,500 inmates are stuck in their jail cells 22 hours a day. Until last month it was 23, and they were also barred from going outside.

A smaller group of inmates may have it even worse: those awaiting trial for alleged crimes in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. They've been placed in "restrictive housing," a maximum-security designation.

The plight of nearby inmates has received surprisingly little attention on Capitol Hill for the better part of a year, since the District of Columbia Department of Corrections issued its "medical stay-in-place" policies for COVID-19 mitigation.

That only changed in late April, and it flipped the partisan script. Rep. James Comer, ranking Republican on the House Oversight Committee, demanded better treatment for the inmate population at large, while Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Dick Durbin spoke up for inmates accused of insurrection to keep Donald Trump in office.

The issue could complicate D.C.'s bid for statehood. "D.C.'s house is not in order, and the solution is not to grant it even more authority through statehood," Comer said April 19 in response to a Washington Post report that characterized the jail's COVID-19 order as "mass solitary confinement."

Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) also cited the Post report in an April 22 floor speech against D.C. statehood. Alleging the city has been "essentially torturing inmates" for more than a year, Higgins said: "That is ultimately a violation of the 8th Amendment ... Is this what we can expect from a D.C. state?"

Comer requested but has not received a briefing with Mayor Muriel Bowser about jail conditions, prompting him to demand Oversight Chair Carolyn Maloney hold an emergency hearing on "these gross abuses that are happening right at our doorstep."

The Jan. 6 defendants are being held in pretrial detention on charges ranging from knowingly entering or remaining in restricted grounds without authority to conspiracy, assault and obstruction of an official proceeding.

Asked about Jan. 6 defendants specifically, Comer's office provided Just the News a statement Friday night. "Reports that January 6 defendants, who have been charged but not yet convicted of a crime, [are] receiving even harsher treatment is equally appalling," he said.

Both Bowser and Maloney "have refused the requests asked of them," according to Comer. A spokesperson for Maloney connected Just the News with an Oversight staffer, who has not responded, while Bowser's spokesperson has not responded.

A Department of Corrections spokesperson did not answer email questions and declined to speak on the record in a phone interview.

A lawyer for Jan. 6 defendants told Politico that lawmakers should contact him if they were concerned about the inmates' treatment. Marty Tankleff, himself exonerated after decades in prison for a wrongful murder conviction, told Just the News no one has contacted him nearly three weeks later.

His clients include Ryan Samsel, who alleges a prison guard beat him so badly he suffered permanent eye damage, and Edward Jacob Lang, an observant Jew who claims guards disparaged him as a "false prophet" as he prayed for other inmates.

Singled out to 'punish' or 'break them so that they will cooperate'
In a March order denying a defendant's removal from restrictive housing, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth said the D.C. attorney general had placed all Jan. 6 defendants in such housing "for their own safety and the safety of the jail," Politico reported.

"Solitary confinement is a form of punishment that is cruel and psychologically damaging," Warren told Politico a month later. The Massachusetts Democrat fears the Jan. 6 defendants are being singled out to "punish" them or "break them so that they will cooperate" with federal prosecutors.

Durbin was surprised to learn about the restrictive housing. It should be a "rare exception" with a "clear justification," the Illinois Democrat told the news outlet, to be used in "very limited circumstances."

Staff for Durbin, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Warren, a member of the Senate Democratic leadership, did not respond to queries for an update on their efforts to get better treatment for the Jan. 6 defendants.

Neither did leaders of the House Judiciary or Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs committees, which have jurisdiction. D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton declined to answer whether she planned to use her influence in D.C. to get the inmates better treatment.

Just the News could not find a definition of "restrictive housing" except for a DOC policy document last reviewed in August 2019 that calls it "single occupancy," with no other restrictions listed. It's reserved for inmates who are "sexual predators," engage in "assaultive behavior," are "likely to be exploited or victimized by others," or have any "other documented special need."

A May 3 statement by the Department of Corrections lays out one major difference for those in restrictive housing. They aren't allowed to have digital tablets for conducting legal research through the law library staff, but instead must submit paper requests with a two-day turnaround.

Can't see evidence, confidentiality is impossible
Tankleff and fellow lawyer Steve Metcalf, who share a New York practice, told Just the News their Jan. 6 clients had been placed in two forms of 23-hour solitary confinement. One is "the box," where inmates are sent for disciplinary infractions.

They characterized the other, "administrative segregation," as non-punitive in name only. Tankleff said the clients weren't given notice or the opportunity to challenge the designation, which is unusual.

The lawyers have faced hurdles starting with actually meeting their clients. A "contact visit" requires an inmate to quarantine afterward for a minimum of 14 days in a space that includes new inmates. "It's not the safest place" for staying COVID-free," Metcalf said.

For non-contact visits with clients, lawyers aren't allowed to bring phones or computers, he added, which makes it nearly impossible for Jan. 6 defendants to see evidence against them, namely "recordings from thousands of people's cell phones.
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Tankleff said he has put evidence on a laptop disconnected from the internet to show clients in other jails with no problem. "Your ability to participate in your own defense" is not available to these clients, which is an obvious ground for appeal, he added.

The design of D.C. inmate facilities also makes confidentiality functionally impossible, according to Tankleff. "There isn't even a solid wall" in the space where attorneys meet with clients, he explained. Two cubicles down from one meeting, "we heard everything" another lawyer was saying, he recalled.

It's highly suspicious why the defendants arrested elsewhere have to be sent to D.C. when all their hearings are virtual by default, he said: "What was the purpose of transferring them?"

Metcalf said it's the first time in his career he's seen this mass exodus of defendants to another jurisdiction. "It was a well-thought out strategic plan" to get them to D.C. and put in the same space, where they can be "mic'd in a cage."

"Adjustments" to policy following criticism
The Department of Corrections has faced scrutiny for the strict jail conditions going back to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but especially in the past month.

D.C. is an outlier among jail systems even in its own backyard, the Post reported. Inmates in Montgomery County get 2 1/2 hours outside their cells, and three hours in Prince George's County.

While officials said the 23-hour lockdowns had largely stopped the spread of COVID, Comer seized on the psychological and physical harms the policy was reportedly causing.

"This is something to be expected of authoritarian governments such as Russia— not the local government that serves as the center of the free world," the Kentucky Republican wrote to Bowser.

Two weeks after the fresh round of scrutiny, DOC laid out COVID-19 policy "adjustments." Among the changes: an immediate increase from one to two hours "out of cell time," 90 minutes of outdoor recreation starting May 15 (up from one hour), and restoration of "limited video visitation" by June 7.

Possibly responding to news reports, it said the medical stay-in-place order was "not designed to be punitive in nature and is also not the same as placing residents in restrictive housing
 

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BREAKING: Now a *2ND* Forensic Audit is Being Requested, As Fate of Election Lawsuit in Michigan Hangs in Balance

May 9, 2021
by Kyle Becker


Written by Kyle Becker

As Arizona’s forensic audit runs into massive resistance in the courts and from the Department of Justice, another forensic audit is being requested as a lawsuit hangs in the balance in the State of Michigan. The fate of the one of the last election lawsuits in the country is set to be decided in court on Monday morning.

“A Monday hearing will determine the fate of one of the last active lawsuits challenging the validity of the 2020 election,” the Traverse Eagle local publication reported. “A 13th Circuit Court judge is scheduled to hear arguments on a defense request to dismiss an Antrim County election-related lawsuit —a move opposed by the plaintiff who, court records show, is instead seeking to expand the case.”

“The case in Antrim County is among the few yet to be adjudicated, records show,” the report continued.

A joint motion requesting Judge Kevin Elsenheimer dismiss the lawsuit has been filed by Assistant Michigan Attorney General Erik Grill , who represents intervener Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, and attorney Haider Kazim, who is representing defendant Antrim County.

The joint motion seeks to have the lawsuit dismissed for lack of standing. The judge has already allowed the complainant, Bailey and his attorney, Matthew DePerno, to have a third party conduct a forensic examination of the county’s Dominion Voting Systems equipment. That audit was conducted earlier by Allied Security Operations Group, a Dallas-based firm that concluded the voting machine equipment was fraught with errors.

“The Dominion Voting System is intentionally and purposefully designed with inherent errors to create systemic fraud and influence election results,” the audit report stated. “The system intentionally generates an enormously high number of ballot errors. The electronic ballots are then transferred for adjudication. The intentional errors lead to bulk adjudication of ballots with no oversight, no transparency, and no audit trail. This leads to voter or election fraud. Based on our study, we conclude that The Dominion Voting System should not be used in Michigan. We further conclude that the results of Antrim County should not have been certified…”

Antrim County had been the site of a detected error that flipped votes from Donald Trump to Joe Biden. The error was detected and corrected before the 2020 election results could be certified.

“Bailey continues to argue the county violated his constitutional rights after an error by County Clerk Sheryl Guy caused about 2,000 votes cast for then-President Donald Trump, to be initially — and mistakenly — tallied for then-challenger Joe Biden,” the Traverse Eagle reported.

“Guy, a Republican, corrected her office’s vote tally errors prior to the state’s certification of the county’s November election results, and records show Trump won Antrim County by a large margin, receiving 9,748 votes to Biden’s 5,960 votes,” the report continued.

Matthew DePerno has also requested election data from other counties, which the judge rejected as a “fishing expedition.” DePerno filed another motion on May 4 seeking to add Antrim County Clerk Sheryl Guy, state Bureau of Elections Director Jonathan Brater, and Election Source, a Dominion subcontractor, to the lawsuit as defendants, the report continued.

Meanwhile, a forensic audit of Antrim County has now been proposed and will be under discussion at a meeting in June.

“In the more than seven hour meeting, commissioners also discussed whether they have the authority to conduct their own audit, forensic accounting or hand recount of the county’s 2020 election results,” the Traverse Eagle noted. “They don’t — state law says only the Secretary of State can conduct and audit elections in Michigan.”

“A motion by Commissioner Dawn LaVanway to hire a third party to conduct a voter file review and a forensic audit of the county’s 2020 election results was tabled until the June meeting,” the report added.

On Friday, the Arizona state senate called an emergency session to issue a warning to the stalling Democratic Party that it will not only provide the missing passwords it ‘does not have,’ but also the routers that could ‘allow access to sensitive law enforcement data.’

The possibility that Maricopa County did not even have the passwords to the voting machines, while a private company did, would be an egregious abuse of public trust. The refusal to provide the routers demanded by the Arizona state senate is ringing even more alarm bells.

It will be imperative to follow this development in Michigan as the Democratic Party’s ongoing resistance to election audits continues to throw up red flags that state elections in 2020 may not have been entirely on the up-and-up.
 

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AZ Audit Liaison Ken Bennett Responds to SoS Katie Hobbs

“With all due respect, [your letter] reads like a political press release calculated to undermine a process that you have opposed since its inception. You will surely recall that when the audit was in the planning stages, the Senates representatives extended invitations to you and your fellow Democrats to collaborate in the formulation of audit procedures, which you rebuffed. My first act as the Senate Liaison was to reach out to the AZ Democratic Party to ask for a Democrat Co-Liaison to work beside me throughout the audit, which was rejected 3 times. … Needless to say, these rejections detract from the credibility of your professed interest in the conduct of the audit.

“Your decision to wait to send your letter until right after signing your settlement agreement demonstrates a degree of bad faith. You clearly had these concerns before signing the settlement agreement, and you could have raised them with us or incorporated them into the agreement before releasing your claims. Pursuant to Sections 2 and 3 of the Settlement Agreement, inter alia, you agreed to release all claims advanced in the litigation, including your claims that the auditor’s policies are legally inadequate or not “consistent with state and federal statutory and constitutional law and the EPM, including with respect to the security and integrity of ballots and election equipment.” (See Motion to Intervene filed on April 28th, 2021, page 8, inter alia.) Therefore, to the extent that you still question the adequacy of the auditor’s policies, you have released those claims; and to the extent that your letter implies that you intend to take any further legal action on that basis, you are in breach of the Settlement Agreement.

[…]

"As to your other concerns of risk, confusion, errors, and disregard of best practices, I suggest that these are opinions of your observers, with which I respectfully disagree. You have personally referred to this audit as a “Fraudit”, which confirms a bias and, therefore, lack of credibility far beyond the lack of credibility you assert. I can only believe that your bias is being
transmitted through the observers you send. Still, we welcome them and their input on how to make the audit successful."

Read: Bennett’s Response (DocumentCloud)
Read: Hobbs Letter (Arizona Conservatives Take Action)
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www.documentcloud.org (DocumentCloud)
Bennett response to Hobbs audit letter 5-7-21
 

Dobbin

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Needless to say, these rejections detract from the credibility of your professed interest in the conduct of the audit.
What a nice way of putting it. This letter is "spot-on."

Not that on-point is of value when dealing with the "Just-us" Department. The Democratic "Big Brother" in the room.

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