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

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BREAKING BOMBSHELL: MI County GOP Chair and Lawyer Haider Kazim Withdraws From Antrim Co. Voter Fraud Case After Fighting Yesterday To Stop It…Called For “Ban of Dominion Voting System and Hardware” Only 5 Months Ago

By Patty McMurray
Published May 11, 2021 at 8:48pm

Yesterday, we reported about the hearing in the Antrim County, MI, voter fraud case, where Judge Kevin J. Elsenheimer heard arguments from Erik Grill, Assistant Attorney General, to the radical Attorney General Dana Nessel, representing MI Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, and Antrim County Attorney and Chair of the Grand Traverse Republican Party, Haider Kazim, who were both fighting to dismiss the election fraud lawsuit. Constitutional Attorney Matt Deperno of DePerno Law, who represents the plaintiff, William Bailey, has been fighting to expand the case.

100 Percent Fed Up reports – In March, Attorney Matt DePerno subpoenaed 8 clerks in key counties in Michigan: Barry, Charlevoix, Grand Traverse, Kent, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne. In his subpoenas, DePerno asked to have access to their poll tapes, ballots, logs, tally servers, election management servers, election media, spreadsheets, and canvasser notes from the 2020 election. The judge denied their requests after all 8 counties filed motions to quash his request. In Grand Traverse County, Haider Kazim and Michigan’s dishonest Democrat Secretary of State filed a joint motion to quash DePerno’s request.



In our previous report, we asked why the Grand Traverse Republican Party chair would be fighting so hard in court to stop the investigation into voter fraud in Antrim County? We asked what could possibly be in it for Mr. Hazim to stop the voter fraud case from moving forward?

Less than 24 hours after we outed Mr. Kazim’s seemingly duplicitous role as the Chair of the Grand Traverse County Republican Party and the attorney fighting have the voter fraud case in Antrim County dismissed—Mr. Kazim withdrew from the case.



According to Attorney Matt DePerno, representing the plaintiff William Bailey in the Antrim County voter fraud case, Mr. Kazim has been “unbearable” to work with. DePerno told us Kazim has been so “belligerent, rude and angry” that he was forced to tell Kazim he was no longer willing to communicate with him on the phone and that all future communications would be through email.

Haider Kazim is listed as an “equity partner” at the Cummings, McClorey, Davis, and Acho law firm. According to Matt DePerno, Mr. Kazim has withdrawn from the Antrim County case, but his law firm will continue to represent Antrim County.

Why would a GOP Party Chair be so angry about an independent lawyer fighting for election integrity in his county where so many still believe election fraud cost Trump the election in November?

Today, we discovered another head-scratcher—an incredible resolution published by the Grand Traverse County Republican Party Executive Committee, with Mr. Hakim as the acting chair.

Here is the resolution as it appears on the Grand Traverse County Republican Party website (we have taken screenshots of the resolution as a way to preserve every word). Curiously, several of the key elements of the resolution (in bold) are the very points Mr. Kazim is fighting against in DePerno’s voter fraud lawsuit in neighboring Antrim County.

On December 10, 2020, the Voter Integrity Resolution was adopted by the Executive Committee of the Grand Traverse County Republican. We want to be very clear, the adoption of this resolution does not in any way, shape or form suggest any doubt from the Executive Committee regarding the accuracy and integrity of elections in Grand Traverse County. Instead, the resolution is an expression of solidarity with our brothers and sisters statewide who are demanding accountability and transparency in our elections and to send a unified message to the Michigan Legislature that these concerns must be addressed.
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE VOTER INTEGRITY RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, the State of Michigan Legislature, pursuant to Article 2, Section 1, Clause 2 powers of the United States Constitution, is vested with the authority of administering, conducting, and certifying all elections and selections of Presidential Electors in the State of Michigan;
WHEREAS, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in McPherson v. Blacker (1892) that, “Whatever provisions may be made by statute, or by the state constitution, to choose electors by the people, there is no doubt of the right of the [state] legislature to resume the power at any time, for it can neither be taken away nor abdicated.” This plenary power was re-emphasized and specifically cited (as herein quoted from McPherson) in Bush v. Gore (2000);

WHEREAS, widespread loss of confidence in the integrity of the election process in the State of Michigan, and the U.S. at large, threatens the stability, and therefore ultimately, the peace of the State of Michigan and the U.S. Republic at large; and

WHEREAS, we the Grand Traverse County Republican Committee, pursuant to our bylaws are vested with the obligation of campaigning, organizing, and fighting for Republican candidates and causes up and down the ticket. Confidence in the integrity of those we have helped elect is being called into question as we observe blatant election fraud being tolerated by those who appear to lack courage and resolve in the face of corruption;
NOW THEREFORE, IT IS RESOLVED, we the Grand Traverse County Republican Committee demand that the Michigan Legislature exercise its Article 2, Section 1, Clause 2 power to withhold the certifying of Michigan Electors to the Electoral College until such time as a full investigation into the widespread claims of election fraud have been completed and voter confidence in Michigan’s election integrity restored. Additionally, any claims to the contrary that the state legislature does not hold this power under current state law must be completely and utterly rejected out of hand according to the United States Supreme Court rulings in both McPherson v. Blacker (1892) and Bush v. Gore (2000);
IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED, we the Grand Traverse County Republican Committee demand that the Michigan Legislature immediately initiates, and conducts, a full third party independent forensic audit of all ballots with the purpose of ensuring the transparency and honesty of the 2020 election and that all illegal ballots are investigated and that perpetrators of election fraud be prosecuted to the full extent of the law;
IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED, we the Grand Traverse County Republican Committee demand that the Michigan Legislature make every effort to restore confidence of the citizenry in Michigan’s election integrity, by conducting a full investigation into alleged claims of election fraud;
IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED, we Grand Traverse County Republican Committee demand that the Michigan Legislature bans the use of Dominion Voting System and Hardware because of various “glitches” and ranked choice voting glitches discovered in counties across the great State of Michigan and states across the Union. Furthermore, any and all Michigan voting hardware and software systems must be required by law to undergo independent annual, extensive, ethical hacking audits with the purpose of finding potential points of weaknesses and require those weaknesses to be resolved prior to the use of the equipment;

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED, we the Grand Traverse County Republican Committee demand that the Michigan Legislature mandate a third party, independent audit of the Michigan qualified voter file to be conducted annually with the purpose of removing all deceased voters, or voters who have moved out-of-state, from the qualified voter file;

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED, we the Grand Traverse County Republican Committee demand that the Michigan Legislature complete a random sampling audit of Republican-dominant and Democrat-dominant districts with the purpose of ensuring that chain of custody remains intact during election day operations;

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED, we the Grand Traverse County Republican Committee demand that the Michigan Legislature pass legislation further regulating County Boards of Canvassers, by requiring all poll books to balance and for voter turnout to be less than or equal to 100% of registered voters in order to be certified;
IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED, we the Grand Traverse County Republican Committee demand that the Michigan Legislature pass legislation requiring precincts whose poll books and ballots do NOT balance without justification must automatically receive a third-party forensic audit conducted by a bi-partisan team funded at the expense of that precinct’s election workers who permitted the unjustified error to occur in the first place;
IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED, we the Grand Traverse County Republican Committee demand that the Michigan Legislature pass legislation requiring absentee ballot applicants to appear in their local jurisdiction with their state issued identification to request a ballot;
AND IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED, we the Grand Traverse County Republican Committee demand that the Michigan Legislature count every single legal vote (as ascertained only after a full investigation and third-party forensic audit of Michigan’s ballots) that was cast in the 2020 general election;

THE RESOLUTION WAS DECLARED ADOPTED.
Grand Traverse Republican Party passed a resolution to remove Dominion voting systems from their county?

Why would Kazim, as chairman of the Grand Traverse GOP Party, file a motion to quash the subpoena if he also voted in favor of getting rid of the machines in his county?

The resolution by the Grand Traverse Co. Republican Party Committee is incredible because it’s everything DePerno has been asking for in court that Hazim has been opposing in court.
 

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Workers examine ballots cast in Maricopa County in the 2020 election during an audit at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Ariz., on May 6, 2021. (Matt York/AP Photo)
Workers examine ballots cast in Maricopa County in the 2020 election during an audit at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Ariz., on May 6, 2021. (Matt York/AP Photo)

13 Percent of Maricopa County Ballots Counted in Audit So Far: Official

BY ZACHARY STIEBER
May 11, 2021 Updated: May 11, 2021

About 13 percent of the nearly 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County, Arizona in the 2020 election have been counted in an ongoing election audit, an official said Monday.

About 275,000 ballots have been reviewed so far by workers hired by companies tapped by the Arizona Senate, former Republican Secretary of State Ken Bennett told reporters at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The audit started on April 23. Workers take off Sundays. That means workers have processed about 20,000 ballots a day.

The firms, led by Florida-based Cyber Ninjas, are also inspecting machines used in the 2020 election.

Arizona’s Senate ordered the audit over election integrity concerns.

Democrat Joe Biden narrowly won Arizona over Republican Donald Trump. Many GOP voters and officials have alleged fraud occurred in Arizona and elsewhere. Republican Arizona Senate President Karen Fann has said she thinks the audit will uncover “irregularities.”

The Senate has leased the Coliseum in Phoenix until May 14. A slew of high school graduations are scheduled for the venue then, which will force the audit to pause. There are plans in place if the audit is not completed by the time the graduations start, Bennett, the Senate’s liaison for the audit, previously told The Epoch Times.

All of the ballots in that event will be moved to a different place onsite. The site, as with the audit itself, will be webcast 24 hours a day.

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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, at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Ariz., on May 6, 2021. (Matt York/AP Photo)

The Coliseum is on the State Fairgrounds. The State Fair is preparing paperwork for the resumption of the audit at the Coliseum later this month, according to Bennett. A spokeswoman said that nothing has been signed as of yet but there is a plan for everything to be moved out of the Coliseum at the end of the week to “a secure location on the grounds.”

Senate-hired firms have been trying to hire more workers but only 19 tables on Monday were staffed, far below the 46 tables Bennett has said would be ideal.
Background checks for potential hires are slowing things down, he told reporters.

“Hopefully within a few days or when we come back after the graduations, we’ll be fully stocked at the tables and ready to go,” he said.

Bennett also said that he received a threatening email and referred it to the Phoenix Police Department. Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, has also said she’s received threats, prompting Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, to order protection for her.
 

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Haider Kazim is listed as an “equity partner” at the Cummings, McClorey, Davis, and Acho law firm. According to Matt DePerno, Mr. Kazim has withdrawn from the Antrim County case, but his law firm will continue to represent Antrim County.
Sounds like more money to be made with the firm. Paid in advance.

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Windham, New Hampshire Ballot Audit Begins — Local and State Elites Ignore Will of the People and Choose Questionable Audit Team

By Jim Hoft
Published May 12, 2021 at 9:32am

Workers move ballots into the Windham counting center on Tuesday for the upcoming “audit” this week.

Boxes of Ballots and tabulating devices arrived Tuesday from the Windham Town Offices to the Edward Cross Training Center for the upcoming ballot audit this week.

Local leaders ignored the will of the people and hired Mark Lindeman from Verified Voting to perform the audit.

It was soon discovered that New Hampshire officials selected an operative who alleged the election fraud claims were fake and worked to try to get the Maricopa County audit shut down earlier in April!


This letter denouncing the New Hampshire audit WAS SIGNED by Mark Lindeman from Verified Voting!


So the local officials in Windham picked Mark Lindeman who is a far-left operative who has NO RESPECT for the auditing process at all and believes it is unnecessary!

But city officials stood with their choice of Lindeman which tells you they are not serious about election integrity.

What a travesty.

Lindeman joined two other groups, also linked to Verified Voting, to perform the audit in Windham.

Activist Ken Eyring sent TGP a photo from inside the Edward Cross Training Center showing the distance between the observers and the audit teams.



The questionable audit begins on Wednesday.

The Gateway Pundit spoke with local activist and Granite Grok contributor Ken Eyring on Tuesday as they were preparing for the audit.

Rumble video on website 7:03 min
 

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Phoenix Police Plane Now Flying Right Over Coliseum Where Election Audit Is Taking Place – Must Be Lots of Stolen Cars In That Area?

By Joe Hoft
Published May 12, 2021 at 11:45am


The Phoenix Police airplane continues to fly nearer and nearer to the Coliseum where the audit of the Maricopa County 2020 Election results is taking place. It is now flying right over the Coliseum. There must be lots of stolen cars circling the Coliseum.
We first reported on May 3rd that there was a city of Phoenix Police Department spy plane circling at or near the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum where the 2020 Election audit is taking place.

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In response to this article we received the following response from Maggie Cox, Sergeant Public Affairs Bureau Phoenix Police Department:
This was brought to our attention by another media outlet. The article narrative is not accurate. While the maps do accurately represent our flights, both times were the aircraft was on police calls that had nothing to do with the events at the Veteran Memorial Coliseum. Please update your news story”.
Sergeant Cox later responded to us with this:

The mission of the Phoenix Police Department Air Support Unit which includes the PC-12 plane is to support patrol and enable officers on the street do their job more effectively. The flight patterns of our PC12 on April 30th [the dates from our first post] were related to two separate police investigations. The first was a stolen vehicle call for service around 4300 West Glendale Avenue (Incident Report #2021-669553) and the 2nd was a stolen vehicle and fugitive apprehension investigation in the area of 4800 West Thomas Road (Incident Report# 2021-668572). Additionally, in your article, you suggest our PC-12 is equipped with technology such as listening devices and license plate readers; this is not accurate. Thank you for reaching out and verifying information with our department to ensure accurate information is provided in your news story.

Sergeant Cox may have been referring to our next report on May 4th describing the type of device that might have been used on the police spy plane PC12.
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We then reported on the 5th that the police were still flying in a surveillance pattern in their plane near the Coliseum:

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We’ve learned since our last post that airplanes like the PC12 cost roughly $1,200-$1,800 per hour to run. This is an expensive cost for chasing down car thieves?

We’ve also seen police helicopters in similar patterns in the same area:



Evidently, Phoenix has had an explosion of “police calls” over the past week that happen to be near the audit because multiple surveillance flights have taken place near the Coliseum where the audit is taking place. We even have records of flights right over the Coliseum.



We’ll reach out to the county again for any additional information they can provide on the more recent PC12 flights in the county.

It sure is expensive hunting down car thieves in Phoenix these days.
 

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Frank Luntz’s BFF Kevin McCarthy After Cheney Ousted: “I Don’t Think Anybody is Questioning the Legitimacy of the Election… It’s Over With” (VIDEO)

By Cristina Laila
Published May 12, 2021 at 12:49pm


House Republicans met earlier Wednesday to vote to remove Liz Cheney from her leadership position.

Cheney was the third-ranking Republican in the House GOP Caucus.

Bitter Liz Cheney lashed out at Trump and his voter base which happens to be well over 80 million Americans.

“I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office,” Cheney said after getting booted from her leadership position.

Cheney attacked President Trump for his continued belief the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him and she threw a barb at McCarthy for “not standing up for the rule of law and for allowing democracy to be undermined.”

McCarthy was quick to appease Cheney and entertain her assertion that the 2020 election was free and fair.

Hours after Liz Cheney was booted from GOP conference chair, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says this gem:

“I don’t think anybody is questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election. That’s all over with. We are sitting here with the president today,” Frank Luntz’s BFF McCarthy said.

VIDEO:

View: https://twitter.com/i/status/1392525883060236289
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The overwhelming majority of Republican voters believe the 2020 election was stolen through a massive Democrat vote fraud operation.

So why is McCarthy so out of touch with the GOP base?

Earlier this month Fox News host Tucker Carlson dropped a bombshell on the GOP establishment and revealed GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy was renting a room from liberal pollster Frank Luntz.

“So now you know why the Republican party listens to Frank Luntz and not you,” Tucker said.
 

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McCarthy next.

It is really too bad that Congress doesn't have an actual wood shed. I can think of several who could visit out back and be visibly improved afterwards.

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McCarthy next.

It is really too bad that Congress doesn't have an actual wood shed. I can think of several who could visit out back and be visibly improved afterwards.

Dobbin
The issue, as I see it, is that the MAGA populist Republican party policies are aligned against the "establishment" policies: American first trade v corporate globalism; domestic interests and defense v military imperialism; vibrant middle and entrepreneurial class v monetary and tax policies that benefit and protect the wealthy; closed borders and regulated immigration v. open borders. The two cannot share the same party and the establishment has been persistently working against the interests of the other, quashing policies on migration, health care, etc.

Unfortunately, the establishment brings the big bucks with it. Liz and Kevin are the K Street darlings that fund the party. MAGA Republicans will have to actively step up in mass to bring the clout of numbers if they no longer have the clout of deep pockets.
 

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May 12, 2021
The three faces of the Republican Party
By Patricia McCarthy

The 1957 film, The Three Faces of Eve, was about dissociative personality disorder, then known as multiple personality syndrome. It was a hard film based on an actual case of a woman who suffered from the condition.

It is not much of a leap to describe the Republican Party as currently constituted as suffering from the same malady. There are the true small-government, liberty-loving constitutionalists like Devin Nunes, Jim Jordan, Tom Cotton, Matt Gaetz, Ron Johnson, Josh Hawley, Elise Stefanik, Steve Scalise, Rand Paul, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Ted Cruz, Louie Gohmert, and John Kennedy.

Then there are the squishes, who are afraid of their own shadows when it comes to fighting the Democrats — the elected officials who are there only to hold power, not to exercise it for their constituents. Those would be Kevin McCarthy and his go-along to get-along bunch, the Pelosi-ites like Rob Portman, Lindsey Graham who bends with the prevailing winds of the day. Most of the Republicans fall into this category.

Then there are the never-Trumpers: Mitch McConnell, Romney, Ben Sasse, Adam Kinzinger, Pat Toomey, John Katko, Jamie Beutler, Dan Newhouse, David Valadao, Peter Meijer, Tom Rice, Fred Upton, Anthony Gonzalez, Richard Burr, Susan Collins (of course), Bill Cassidy, and Lisa Murkowski, along with the execrable Liz Cheney, the left's new favorite congressperson.

No doubt about it, the Republican Party is suffering from multiple personality disorder.

Thanks to Donald Trump, we can all clearly see who among our officials actually represents the American people who elected them; which members of Congress are interested only in keeping their seats; and those who passively align themselves with the Democrats to push our republic into a version of communist China with a social credit system, struggle sessions, and mandatory submission to an all-powerful government that would make Mao and Stalin proud. Far too many of them are sitting still for this.

The Republican Party is in serious disarray; it's fractured. Yellow-bellies like Kevin McCarthy are the majority, and the open NeverTrumps are traitors to their constituents. Where do they all seem to work together? When confirming Biden's dismal appointees to high office within his illegitimate administration.

They are all awful! William Burns for CIA has numerous links to the Communist Party of China; Susan Hennessey to the DOJ is a confirmed rabid Russia hoaxer. Lisa Monaco probably ordered the raid on Giuliani.

On this one score, their three faces meld into one insipid like-mind that cravenly submits to the most radical administration in U.S. history. Republicans never fight as the Dems do. They capitulate. The Democrats never capitulate; they fight like the thugs they are.

Under the Biden administration, those of us who continue to embrace Trump's America First policies that engendered the best economy for all demographics, who support securing our southern border, who were thrilled by the energy independence that Trump brought about and the de-regulation that energized so many small and large businesses, are even more deplorable to the left now than we were in Hillary Clinton's view. Wanting a free and economically powerful America is anathema to the left. The left means to indoctrinate our kids rather than educate them. Leftists' totalitarian agenda demands "equity" rather than equality; skin color reigns supreme. They mean to cripple this nation; no more oil exploration, no more secure borders, no more law and order, no more freedom of speech or assembly, no more Second Amendment. The left means to destroy America as founded, and, though interrupted by Trump's presidency, the Soros-Obama plan is back in play. China owns Biden, and he is speeding up America's decline in service of the communist nation and the globalists.

The left is by nature miserable. Leftists will not rest until everyone is as miserable as they are. And because our ruling class is thoroughly removed from reality, they believe that their prescriptions for the rest of us will never affect their oh, so privileged lifestyles. The left suffers from dissociative identity disorder, too: "a mental illness that involves disruptions or breakdowns of memory, awareness, identity and/or perception." That pretty much sums up too many members of our political class, left and right. Think Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Think Joe Biden.

When the right does not fight back against the left's anti-American grand plan — its absurd erasure of biological sex, its primacy of criminals over law-abiding citizens — the right is as certifiably mentally ill as the left. That the Republicans are not, as a whole, standing up against the pandemic nonsense — mask mandates and lockdowns — is so disappointing. They should be fighting for the essential "my body, my choice" when it comes to vaccines! Why are they not, as a cohesive group, opposing the very notion of vaccine passports? Why can't the Republicans in Congress learn from governors like DeSantis? They don't. They are cowering in the corners of their congressional offices, terrified of the left media. God forbid they be criticized by a mindless hack at the NYT or on CNN or MSNBC.

The Republican Party is suffering from an identity crisis. What is a Republican?

For what principles do these people stand tall? We know who the good guys are, but they are a minority. Why aren't all of the elected Republicans on the same page?

Bottom line? Conservatives are not being well-served by their elected officials. Most of them will throw us, their constituents, under the bus to avoid negative press. That, and continued acceptance and admission to the D.C. party circuit, motivates all those do-nothing Republicans every day of the week.

Let's vote all the nebbishes out and elect some fervent pro-American reps and senators. And let us support the good ones already there. We all know who they are.

Image via Max Pixel.
 

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BRAVO: Rep. Paul Gosar Stands Up for Ashli Babbitt, Demands To Know Who Executed Her (VIDEO)

By Cassandra Fairbanks
Published May 12, 2021 at 2:36pm

Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona took a big stand for Ashli Babbitt on Wednesday, demanding to know who executed her during the January 6 protest at the Capitol.


“Who executed Ashli Babbitt?” Gosar asked former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen during a tense exchange at a hearing about the protest.

View: https://twitter.com/i/status/1392532948088463368
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Babbitt was an an unarmed Air Force veteran who was shot at close range by a Capitol Police officer during the protest. Her killer has never been named and the Department of Justice has decided that he will not be charged.

During the hearing, Gosar asked Rosen for the name of her killer. He referred to Babbitt as “a young lady, a veteran, wrapped in an American flag that was killed in the U.S. Capitol.”

Gosar also condemned the raids on protesters, accusing the Department of Justice of “harassing peaceful patriots across the country.”

Rep. Jody Hice of Georgia also defended the protesters, saying it was “Trump supporters who lost their lives that day, not Trump supporters who were taking the lives of others.”
 

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WATCH: Rep. Andrew Clyde Defends Jan. 6 Protesters, Says Calling it an ‘Insurrection’ is a Lie

By Cassandra Fairbanks
Published May 12, 2021 at 3:28pm

Georgia Rep. Andrew Clyde defended the January 6th protesters during a House Oversight hearing on Wednesday, demanding that it was not an “insurrection” like the Democrats and RINOs like to claim it was.


Rep. Clyde took issue with the title of the hearing, which was “The Capitol Insurrection: Unexplained Delays and Unanswered Questions.”

“Let’s be honest with the American people,” Clyde said. “It was not an insurrection. And we cannot call it that and be truthful.”

View: https://twitter.com/i/status/1392558733176315905
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The Georgia congressman read multiple dictionary definitions of the word insurrection, none of which are appropriate for what happened that day.

“The Cambridge English dictionary defines an insurrection as, and I quote, ‘an organized attempt by a group of people to defeat their government and take control of their country, usually by violence,’” Clyde said.

The Republican asserted, in no uncertain terms, that people claiming the protest reached this level are lying.
“There was an undisciplined mob. And there were some who committed acts of vandalism. But let me be clear: There was no insurrection. And to call it an insurrection, in my opinion, is a bold-faced lie.”
“You know, if you didn’t know the TV footage was a video from January 6, you would actually think it was a normal tourist visit,” Clyde said.

He also pointed out that the only shot fired was at the unarmed Ashli Babbitt.

Rep. Paul Gosar also stood up for Babbitt during the hearing, demanding to know the name of the Capitol Police officer who executed her.
 

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WATCH: Dem Rep. and Former Defense Secretary Get Into Shouting Match About Trump’s Role in Jan. 6 Protest

By Cassandra Fairbanks
Published May 12, 2021 at 3:52pm

Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller and Democrat Rep. Stephen Lynch got into a shouting march, complete with insults being hurled, during Wednesday’s Congressional hearing about the January 6th protest.


The heated exchange was over former President Donald Trump’s role in people going to the Capitol.

Miller has previously blamed Trump for the protest, and was prepared to do so during today’s hearing. However, the comment about Trump’s fault was not read from his prepared remarks.

In the remarks that were given to reporters prior to the actual hearing, Miller was planning to say “I stand by my prior observation that I personally believe his comments encouraged the protesters that day.” He did not read that line during the hearing.

View: https://twitter.com/i/status/1392502617423626240
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Lynch asked Miller why his testimony had changed, to which the former Acting Defense Secretary said, ” I think I’d like to modify my original assessment.”
Rep. Lynch snapped back saying, “Why am I not surprised about that?”

Miller explained that he has since learned that other groups he believes to have been involved were planning the protest prior to Trump’s speech.

The increasingly hostile Lynch replied, “for your written testimony for today, for today, this morning, you stated the following about the president, quote, I personally believe his comments encouraged the protesters that day.”

Miller replied, “That’s a fair statement,” and Lynch shot back saying, “So this is — a very recent reversal of your testimony?”

“Absolutely not. That’s ridiculous,” Miller said.

“YOU’RE RIDICULOUS!” Lynch shouted.
 

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EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans File Ethics Complaint Against Democrats Who Made Unsubstantiated Claims That GOP Led ‘Reconnaissance’ Tours Before Capitol Riot
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HENRY RODGERSSENIOR CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT
May 11, 20215:56 PM ET

A group of House Republicans filed an ethics complaint Tuesday against a number of Democrats who made unsubstantiated claims that GOP members led “reconnaissance” tours before the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

The complaint, first obtained by the Daily Caller, alleged three specific violations and called for an investigation by the House Ethics Committee into the behavior of over two dozen Democrats. The complaint specifically mentioned a letter sent by New Jersey Rep. Mikie Sherrill and 33 other Democrats to the Capitol Police asking them to investigate unsubstantiated claims that Members of Congress led “suspicious” groups through the Capitol Complex on a “reconnaissance” journey ahead of the riot.

The ethics complaint was sent by the top Republicans on the House Administration Committee, Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis, Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk and Wisconsin Rep. Bryan Steil.

The complaint also noted Sherrill’s Jan. 12 comments, when she told constituents in a Facebook video that she was worried some of her colleagues had provided “reconnaissance” tours to Capitol rioters.

Sherrill and 33 Democratic colleagues then wrote a letter Jan. 13 asking Capitol Police for more details about who was allowed into the Capitol days prior to Jan. 6.

“The visitors encountered by some of the Members of Congress on this letter appeared to be associated with the rally at the White House the following day,” the Democrats wrote in the letter, Politico reported. “Members of the group that attacked the Capitol seemed to have an unusually detailed knowledge of the layout of the Capitol Complex. The presence of these groups within the Capitol Complex was indeed suspicious.”

Capitol Police never responded to the claims, and Democrats have not been able to provide evidence to support them.

“Respondents claimed — without evidence — that Republican Members of Congress conducted these alleged tours in order to provide ‘unusually detailed knowledge of the layout of the Capitol Complex’ to ‘group that left the White House and marched to the Capitol with the objective of preventing Congress from certifying our election’ on January 6, 2021,” the Republicans complaint reads.

“In an official appearance from her congressional office, which was broadcast on her official Facebook account, Rep. Sherrill doubled down on these unsubstantiated allegations, arguing for punishment for crimes that did not occur: ‘I also intend to see that . . . those Members of Congress who had groups coming through the Capitol that I saw on January 5th for reconnaissance for the next day—those Members of Congress who incited the violent crowd, those Members of Congress that attempted to help our president undermine our democracy—I’m going to see that they’re held accountable,'” the complaint continues.

READ THE COMPLAINT HERE: Scribd doc on website

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(DAILY CALLER OBTAINED) — … by Henry Rodgers

Davis and House Republicans pressed the Department of Justice (DOJ) over the accusations in an April letter, asking officials to provide a “confidential briefing” about the status of their review of the claims that Republicans provided tours to Capitol rioters.
 
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BREAKING: Maricopa County Elections Officials DELETED ENTIRE DATABASE from Voting Machines – Including “All Election Information” from Main Database — With Copy of Senate Letter

By Patty McMurray
Published May 12, 2021 at 10:27pm

Last week, the Gateway Pundit reported about the emergency meeting that was called by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, 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.

This afternoon, it was discovered that “the entire database” for the 2020 General election, showing the “Results Tally and Reporting,” has been deleted!

100 Percent Fed Up reports– President of the Arizona Senate Karen Fann has written a letter to Chairman Sellers, demanding answers.


Arizona Senate President Karen Fann

Here is the letter to Maricopa County Supervisor Chairman Jack Sellers from Arizona Senate President Karen Fann:
Dear Chairman Sellers:

I am writing to seek your assistance and cooperation in the resolution of three (3) serious issues that have arisen in the course of the Senate’s ongoing audit of the returns of the November 3, 2020, general election in Maricopa County.
I. Ongoing Non-Compliance with the Legislative Subpoenas
The first issue concerns Maricopa County’s apparent intent to renege on its previous commitment to comply fully with the legislative subpoenas issued on January 13, 2021, which, as you know, Judge Thomason found were valid and enforceable.
To date, attorneys for Maricopa County have refused to produce virtual images of routers used in connection with the general election, relying on a conclusory and unsupported assertion that providing the routers would somehow “endanger the lives of law enforcement officers, their operations, or the protected health information and personal data of Maricopa County’s citizens.”If true, the fact that Maricopa County stores on its routers substantial quantities of citizens’ and employees’ highly sensitive personal information is an alarming indictment of the County’s lax data security practices, rather than of the legislative subpoenas.
Similarly, the County’s assertion that producing the internet routers for inspection would cost up to $6,000,000 seems at odds with Deputy County Attorney Joseph La Rue’s prior representation to Audit Liaison Ken Bennett that the routers already had been disconnected from the County’s network and were prepared for imminent delivery to the Senate.

Nevertheless, in an effort to resolve the dispute regarding production of the routers, we propose that agents of CyFIR, an experienced digital forensics firm and subcontractor of Cyber Ninjas, review virtual images of the relevant routers in Maricopa County facilities and in the presence of representatives of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
Such an arrangement would permit Maricopa County to retain custody and monitor the review of router data while ensuring that the Senate may access the information it requires—and to which it is constitutionally entitled—to successfully complete its audit. The Senate has no interest in viewing or taking possession of any information that is unrelated to the administration of the 2020 general election.
Separately, Maricopa County has refused to provide the passwords necessary to access vote tabulation devices. Its attorneys’ insistence that the County does not have custody or control of this information is belied by the County’s conduct of its own audits, which, if they were as comprehensive as they purported to be, almost certainly would have entailed use of the passwords to examine the tabulation devices, and it strains credulity to posit that the County has no contractual right to obtain (i.e., control of) password information from Dominion.
II. Chain of Custody and Ballot Organization Anomalies
As the audit has progressed, the Senate’s contractors have become aware of apparent omissions, inconsistencies, and anomalies relating to Maricopa County’s handling, organization, and storage of ballots.
We hope you can assist us in understanding these issues, including specifically the following:
    1. The County has not provided any chain-of-custody documentation for the ballots.Does such documentation exist, and if so, will it be produced?
    2. The bags in which the ballots were stored are not sealed, although the audit team has found at the bottom of many boxes cut seals of the type that would have sealed a ballot bag. Why were these seals placed at the bottom of the boxes?
    3. Batches within a box are frequently separated by only a divider without any indication of the corresponding batch numbers. In some cases, the batch dividers are missing altogether. This lack of organization has significantly complicated and delayed the audit team’s ballot processing efforts. What are the County’s procedures for sorting, organizing, and packaging ballot batches?
    4. Most of the ballot boxes were sealed merely with regular tape and not secured by any kind of tamper-evident seal. Is that the County’s customary practice for storing ballots?
    5. The audit team has encountered a significant number of instances in which there is a disparity between the actual number of ballots contained in a batch and the total denoted on the pink report slip accompanying the batch. In most of these instances, the total on the pink report slip is greater than the number of ballots in the batch, although there are a few instances in which the total is lower. What are the reasons for these discrepancies? For your reference, please see several illustrative (i.e., not comprehensive) examples in the table below:

For your convenience, images of the corresponding pink report slips are attached in Exhibit A.
III. Deleted Databases
We have recently discovered that the entire “Database” directory from the D drive of the machine “EMSPrimary” has been deleted. This removes election related details that appear to have been covered by the subpoena. In addition, the main database for the Election Management System (EMS) Software, “Results Tally and Reporting,” is not located anywhere on the EMSPrimary machine, even though all of the EMS Clients reference that machine as the location of the database. This suggests that the main database for all election-related data for the November 2020 General Election has been removed. Can you please advise as to why these folders were deleted, and whether there are any backups that may contain the deleted folders?
The image below shows the location of the files known to be deleted. In addition, the main database for “Results Tally and Reporting” is not present.

* * *

I am hopeful that we can constructively resolve these issues and questions without recourse to additional subpoenas or other compulsory processes. To that end, I invite you and any other officers or employees of Maricopa County (to include officials in the Elections Department) who possess knowledge or information concerning the matters set forth above to a meeting at the Arizona State Capitol on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. in Hearing Room 109. Chairman Petersen, former Secretary Bennett, and I will attend the meeting, which will be live-streamed to the public.
Please let me know at your earliest convenience whether you accept my invitation and, if so, which Maricopa County personnel will attend.
Thank you for your cooperation on these important issues of public concern.
Respectfully,

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Karen Fann, President
Arizona State Senate
When inspectors received the boxes of ballots where the audit was being performed, the tamper-proof tape was cut on the boxes and the number of ballots inside the boxes was not the same as what was reported by the County reporter, and what was turned over to the Senate don’t line up.

A week before the machines were turned over, records were deleted by an administrator—this has to be treated as an act of intentional cover-up!

The Maricopa Arizona Audit team has also tweeted about the breaking bombshell:

Breaking Update: Maricopa County deleted a directory full of election databases from the 2020 election cycle days before the election equipment was delivered to the audit. This is spoliation of evidence!

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Why would the database be deleted unless there was something massive they were trying to hide? This article is for everyone who’s been trying to convince Americans that no voter fraud took place in the November election and that it was the safest and most secure election in modern history.
Nothing to see here!

UPDATE — Here is the letter from the Arizona Senate to the Maricopa County Supervisors Scribd doc on website

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Exclusive Letter to Maricop… by Jim Hoft Exclusive Letter to Maricopa County Board from Arizona Senate on Deleted Database in Voting Machines | Databases | Justice
 

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Journalist Mollie Hemingway Writes Book on Election Fraud But Not Sure if There Was Any (VIDEO)

By Jim Hoft
Published May 12, 2021 at 8:54pm

Mollie Hemingway is a distinguished and widely respected reporter from The Federalist.

Tucker Carlson is the most-watched cable news host on television.
Neither one made any headlines for their coverage of the historic theft of the 2020 presidential election.

Tucker moved on to other subjects within a couple of days.

The Federalist followed a few court cases but never did a deep dive on the election results or the complete lawlessness of the Democrats and their blatant and abrasive theft of the election in swing state after swing state.

On Wednesday night Tucker Carlson invited Mollie Hemingway on to discuss her latest book, “Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections”, on the ways the “ruling class” used their power to prevent a Trump victory in 2020.

It is likely a very good source of information on the topics it covers.

On Wednesday night, during her appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Hemingway was asked about fraud in the 2020 election. Was there any?

Here is her response:

Tucker Carlson: Do you think there was widespread fraud in the last election?
Mollie Hemingway: I think what’s important – It’s important to think about what happened in general. If you want free and fair and transparent and accurate elections, in order to have free and fair and transparent elections you also have to have a media that is behaving responsibly. You need to no have a society that engages in censorship.
You need to not have rules of voting that make it impossible to detect fraud. This is why people care so much about how the rules are set going in. And so we saw this throughout the campaign, they would send out ballots in some states where people were getting six or more ballots sent to their house. They’re also being told that this is an existential threat whether they can get rid of Donald Trump or not. And creating permission structures for doing things that are quite radical. It’s a very complex approach but it’s absolutely important.
And Democrats cheated. They cheated a lot. They cheated in every way they

Mollie may want to work on her answer before promoting her book in her next interview.


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Election integrity revelation: Detroit bragged that use of Zuckerberg funding ‘created a new normal’

The Department of Elections reported that what it was most proud of in its allocation of its $7.4 million grant was that it "allowed us to hire more quality staff because we were able to pay them more."

By Natalia Mittelstad
Updated: May 12, 2021 - 11:51pm

In Detroit's report on the $7.4 million in grants it received from the Center for Tech and Civil Life (CTCL), a voter advocacy organization funded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, the city said that a new normal had been created with how the election was run in 2020.

"We created a new expectation for the public, because we significantly increased the number of ways [a] voter can vote," reported the city's Department of Elections in the CTCL grant report, obtained by Just the News through a Freedom of Information Act request.

"We have created a new normal in terms of how voters expect to vote in the City of Detroit," reads the report. "The funding structure established must be preserved for future elections. We are requesting grant funds for the current year."

The grant reporting form includes a questionnaire. One of the questions is: "What did you do with the CTCL COVID-19 Response grant funds that you're most proud of?"

Detroit responded that the grant funds "allowed us to hire more quality staff because we were able to pay them more."

The city reported that more than three-quarters of its CTCL grant money ($5.6 million of $7.4 million) was spent on the category "Poll worker recruitment funds, hazard pay, and/or training expenses."

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In response to a question asking what Detroit would be able to do if its annual election budget was permanently doubled, the report said, "We are requesting additional Grant Fund assistance for the 2021 election cycle."

According to the grant report, Detroit spent $160,000 on ballot drop boxes and $200,000 on non-partisan voter education. While the total of all three CTCL grants was $7,436,450, the report from Detroit rounded it up to $7,440,000 in its allocation of funds.
 

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'I stand by every decision': Trump's Pentagon chief testifies on military response to Capitol riot
Miller was in charge of the Pentagon during the Jan. 6 breach.

By Susan Katz Keating
Updated: May 12, 2021 - 11:03pm

Former President Trump's top Pentagon official on Wednesday defended before Congress his decisions during the Jan. 6 Capitol breach.

"I stand by every decision I made" that day, former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller told the House Oversight committee in an often contentious hearing to examine unanswered questions about the military and security response.

Miller told lawmakers that he wanted to avoid sparking fears of a military coup, and that he was concerned about a possible repeat of the National Guard shootings at Kent State University.

"My obligation to the nation was to prevent a constitutional crisis," Miller said.
The Defense Department has “an extremely poor record in supporting domestic law enforcement,” including the Kent State incident of 1970, when members of the Ohio National Guard shot dead four student protesters, Miller said.

"I was committed to avoiding repeating these scenarios," he said amid sometimes angry and aggressive questioning from Democrat lawmakers.

Miller appeared for the latest of a series of hearings designed to examine events of Jan. 6 at the Capitol. Hearings so far have cited failed intelligence, poor preparation, and a delayed and inadequate response to the chaos.

"Our hearing will provide the American people the first opportunity to hear from top Trump administration officials about the catastrophic intelligence and security failures that enabled this unprecedented terrorist attack on our nation’s Capitol," the committee’s chair, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., said in a statement.

Miller appeared along with former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, and Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee.
 

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Ted Cruz Slams Democrat Voting Bill: ‘Designed To Ensure Democrats Never Lose Another Election’ (VIDEO)

By Mike LaChance
Published May 13, 2021 at 12:05am

The Democrats’ ridiculously named ‘For the People Act’ is nothing more than a power grab, intended to keep Democrats from losing elections.

Ted Cruz went off on Democrats and the bill this week, calling it out for what it really is.

The American people need to understand what Democrats are really trying to do here.

The Daily Signal provides a transcript of Cruz’s words:

This legislation I believe is the most radical legislation the Senate has considered in the nine years I’ve been here and it is the most dangerous legislation pending before the United States Congress.
I listened to the speeches this morning. I listened to Sen. [Chuck] Schumer’s speech where he recounted this country’s shameful history of Jim Crow laws. And he’s right. Jim Crow laws were bigoted, racist, and disenfranchised millions of people.

It is worth remembering that those Jim Crow laws were drafted by Democrats. They were implemented by Democrats and they kept Democrats in power.
Now today’s talking point repeated in the media is that was the Democrats of yesterday, not today. Well today, the Democrats are doing it again. This legislation—to use a phrase that has been popularized on the media recently—is Jim Crow 2.0. This legislation would disenfranchise millions of Americans.
Many of us are referring to this legislation as the “Corrupt Politicians Act” … Sen. Schumer talked about politicians picking their constituents. That’s what this legislation does. This legislation is designed to ensure that Democrats never lose another election.
This legislation would register millions of illegal aliens to vote. It is intended to do that.
Watch the whole video below:

View: https://youtu.be/wF5EgC2oiyA
6:18 min

All of the Republicans need to start speaking up as loudly as Ted Cruz is here.

This is about the future of the country and whether or not we will have fair and honest elections ever again.


Cross posted from American Lookout.
 

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Why Is the Government Hiding January 6 Video Footage?

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2021 - 10:20 PM
Authored by Julie Kelly via American Greatness (emphasis ours),

Joe Biden calls it the worst attack since the Civil War. Attorney General Merrick Garland compares it to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. The FBI is breaking down the doors of Iraq War veterans and small business owners who have no criminal records, and some are hauled off to rot in solitary confinement in a fetid D.C. jail, for their involvement in the alleged travesty.



The event, of course, is the roughly four-hour-long disturbance at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. As mostly nonviolent Americans dared to protest Congress’ certification of a clearly fraudulent presidential election in a place that once was considered “The People’s House,” lawmakers scurried for cover as reporters and photographers captured part of the ruckus on video and still shots to wield as political ammunition against Donald Trump and his supporters.

But have we seen a full and fair depiction of exactly what happened that day? The answer, as evidenced by an ongoing coverup by the U.S. Capitol Police and the Justice Department, clearly is no.

Almost all the January 6 video seen by the public isn’t from official government sources but by social media users and journalists on the scene. For example, the widely viewed footage of protestors occupying the Senate chamber was recorded by a New Yorker journalist.

But thousands of hours of real-time footage is in the hands of the Capitol Police—and that agency, along with government lawyers and federal judges, is using every legal trick possible to keep the trove hidden from the public even as clips are presented in court as evidence against hundreds of January 6 defendants.

According to an affidavit filed in March by Thomas DiBiase, the Capitol Police department’s general counsel, the building is monitored 24/7 by an “extensive system of cameras” positioned both inside and outside the building as well as near other congressional offices on the grounds.

The system captured more than 14,000 hours of footage between noon and 8 p.m. on January 6; the archive was made available to two Democratic-controlled congressional committees, the FBI, and the D.C. Metropolitan Police department. (After a request by Congress, the agency reportedly handed over footage from the entire 24-hour period.)

Capitol Police also produced selective clips for Democratic House impeachment managers to use in the trial against Donald Trump.

But Capitol Police argue that making all the tapes available to defense attorneys —let alone to the American public—could provoke future violence. “The Department has significant concerns with the release of any of its footage to defendants in the Capitol attack cases unless there are safeguards in place to prevent its copying and dissemination,” DiBiase wrote March 17. “Our concern is that providing unfettered access to hours of extremely sensitive information to defendants who already have shown a desire to interfere with the democratic process will . . . [be] passed on to those who might wish to attack the Capitol again.”

The Justice Department, in numerous cases, is seeking protective orders to rigorously limit how surveillance video is handled by defense attorneys.

Recordings have been deemed “highly sensitive” government material subject to onerous rules; the accused only have access to the evidence in a supervised setting. Clips cannot be copied, downloaded, shared, or reproduced in any fashion.

“Defense counsel may not provide a copy of Highly Sensitive materials to Defendant or permit Defendant to view such materials unsupervised by defense counsel or an attorney, investigator, paralegal, or support staff person employed by defense counsel,” Judge Amit Mehta wrote in a protective order related to the conspiracy case against members of the Oath Keepers. “The parties agree that defense counsel or an attorney, investigator, paralegal, or support staff person employed by defense counsel, may supervise Defendant by allowing access to Highly Sensitive materials through a cloud-based delivery system that permits Defendant to view the materials but does not permit Defendant the ability to download.

Sounds legit.

Fighting Back Against the Blackout
But defense attorneys and the media now are fighting the video blackout. During a detention hearing last month for the two men accused of spraying officer Brian Sicknick—both have been behind bars and denied bail since their arrests in March—defense lawyers objected to the government’s use of “cherry-picked” video they couldn’t see in its full context which, if examined, might contain exculpatory evidence.

Under pressure from a group of media outlets, the government finally released what it claims is the incriminating video showing the chemical spray “attack” against Sicknick. (It didn’t.) The choppy video included recordings from several surveillance cameras, a few D.C. police officers, and a bystander.

Journalists continue to be frustrated by the Justice Department’s suppression tactics. In a plea last week to Beryl Howell, chief judge of the D.C. District Court handling all the January 6 cases, 14 news organizations asked for better access to video evidence presented in court. (Virtual court proceedings further help prosecutors keep the clips under wraps.)

[T]he press and public have not been able to access these videos on the Court’s electronic dockets,” lawyers representing CNN, ABC News, the Wall Street Journal and others wrote in a May 3 letter. “Delayed access to these historic records shuts the public out of an important part of the administration of justice.” The government, the lawyers told Howell, refuses to give a “substantive answer” as to why the video evidence isn’t publicly available and listed several cases where surveillance footage was played in court but not otherwise accessible.

The secret video archive of January 6 isn’t the only recording under scrutiny. It’s also unclear whether Capitol Police kept the footage from January 5. DiBiase said surveillance video is routinely deleted after 30 days; only a “very limited” number of clips from January 5 were given to the U.S. Attorney in D.C., the office handling the massive investigation.

It would be very convenient for the Capitol Police—no objective party in this saga since it launched the lie about Sicknick’s death—to purge footage from January 5 so defense attorneys and the public cannot see what sort of activity took place the day before the “insurrection.”

So what, exactly, is the government trying to hide? How can activity inside and outside a public building be considered “highly sensitive?” In response to a Freedom of Information Act filing by Judicial Watch, Capitol Police told the group the recordings are not “public records.” But of course they are. A security system controlled by a federal agency in a public building paid for by taxpayers to conduct the public business of public officials is most certainly a public record.

Even if legal loopholes allow for such an exemption, the greater public interest should supersede any technicalities. Major parts of the original narrative already have fallen apart, including the story that officer Sicknick was murdered by Trump supporters and the myth it was an “armed insurrection”; the full account of what prompted the killing of Ashli Babbitt by an unidentified Capitol cop is still unknown.

Further, the Biden regime is weaponizing January 6 to hunt down and destroy the lives of people—many of whom committed no violent crimes—anywhere near the building that day. The Justice Department is promising to build sedition cases; Biden’s intelligence chiefs are operating outside their authorization in their effort to portray regular Americans as domestic terrorists.

A president was impeached for his alleged role. Republican lawmakers continue to face threats for objecting to the election results in swing states. And millions of Trump voters, by extension, are considered conspiracy theorists and wannabe “insurrectionists.”

There’s only one reason why the Justice Department wants to keep the footage under seal:
it contradicts most if not all of the claims advanced by Democrats and the media over the past four months.

Republicans, to the extent they can or will, and the media should demand the release of all the footage. Ditto for families of the defendants. The American public still doesn’t know exactly what happened on January 6—and it’s clear the government will use any means necessary to keep it that way.
 

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Election integrity revelation: Detroit bragged that use of Zuckerberg funding ‘created a new normal’

The Department of Elections reported that what it was most proud of in its allocation of its $7.4 million grant was that it "allowed us to hire more quality staff because we were able to pay them more."

By Natalia Mittelstad
Updated: May 12, 2021 - 11:51pm

In Detroit's report on the $7.4 million in grants it received from the Center for Tech and Civil Life (CTCL), a voter advocacy organization funded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, the city said that a new normal had been created with how the election was run in 2020.

"We created a new expectation for the public, because we significantly increased the number of ways [a] voter can vote," reported the city's Department of Elections in the CTCL grant report, obtained by Just the News through a Freedom of Information Act request.

"We have created a new normal in terms of how voters expect to vote in the City of Detroit," reads the report. "The funding structure established must be preserved for future elections. We are requesting grant funds for the current year."

The grant reporting form includes a questionnaire. One of the questions is: "What did you do with the CTCL COVID-19 Response grant funds that you're most proud of?"

Detroit responded that the grant funds "allowed us to hire more quality staff because we were able to pay them more."

The city reported that more than three-quarters of its CTCL grant money ($5.6 million of $7.4 million) was spent on the category "Poll worker recruitment funds, hazard pay, and/or training expenses."

File
City of Detroit_ MI (CTCL Grant Report) (1.pdf

In response to a question asking what Detroit would be able to do if its annual election budget was permanently doubled, the report said, "We are requesting additional Grant Fund assistance for the 2021 election cycle."

According to the grant report, Detroit spent $160,000 on ballot drop boxes and $200,000 on non-partisan voter education. While the total of all three CTCL grants was $7,436,450, the report from Detroit rounded it up to $7,440,000 in its allocation of funds.

More on CTCL:

Amistad Project Exposes a Private Corporate Election Partnership between the “Wisconsin Five” Largest Cities and Zuckerberg funded CTCL

The 2020 Presidential election witnessed an unprecedented diversion of election authority from urban election officials to private corporations. In 2020, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife invested $400,000,000 into Chicago-based Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) to cause allied private corporations such as the Vote at Home Institute, Elections Group and Center for Civic Design to engage in election administration. The private corporations’ collective goal was to use urban public election resources as a medium for urban absentee ballot harvesting. The method of achieving that goal was to divert election authority away from the municipal clerks, who have in the past run the elections, to private corporations who want to engage in urban absentee ballot harvesting.


more at the link:

Corporations running the elections?? what could go wrong.....
 

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First Georgia, Now Arizona – How Many More Secretaries of State Illegally Certified Their 2020 Election Result Without Having Legally Mandated Chain of Custody Documentation on Every Ballot?

By Joe Hoft
Published May 13, 2021 at 7:46am

It’s likely that many, many states are in violation of the proper chain of custody documentation in the 2020 Election resulting in their current results being invalid.

The legal definition of chain of custody is this:
In criminal and civil law, the term “chain of custody” refers to the order in which items of evidence have been handled during the investigation of a case. Proving that an item has been properly handled through an unbroken chain of custody is required for it to be legally considered as evidence in court. While often unnoticed outside the courthouse, proper chain of custody has been a crucial factor in high-profile cases, such as the 1994 murder trial of former professional football star O.J. Simpson.
Chain of custody is required in elections in many states, if not all, to ensure that ballots counted in an election are properly administered and handled in a manner that there are no questions about the validity of the ballot. Every move the ballot makes is recorded and authorized.

We’ve known for months that Georgia’s Secretary of State Raffensperger certified Georgia’s 2020 Election results without having in possession the legally required chain of custody documentation for over 350,000 ballots in his state.
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Last night we learned that Arizona’s Maricopa County with over 60% of the votes in the state will not provide the chain of custody documentation for any ballots in the county to auditors.
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If this documentation can’t be provided, this means that Soros backed Secretary of state Katie Hobbs also illegally certified the results in her state.



No wonder she’s running from young reporters who want to ask her some simple questions about her trying to prevent the audit in her state from being performed.



What you want to bet that the election results certified in other states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Virginia and more, don’t have the legally required documentation on all the ballots in their states?

It might be time for patriots in these states to rise up and demand their Secretaries of State provide the support that this small piece of documentation is available for every ballot in their states.
 

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AZ GOP Chair Dr. Kelli Ward: Legal Action Is Imminent — Breach of Voter Identification Information Occurred Last Election Cycle (VIDEO)

By Jim Hoft
Published May 13, 2021 at 8:11am

Arizona Republican Chair Dr. Kelli Ward released a daily audit update last night on Twitter.

It was explosive to say the least.

LEGAL ACTION IS IMMINENT!

Dr. Kelli Ward: The Democrat plan for reengineering our country starts with open borders and open elections. Forget the rules, anyone can enter our country illegally, and if you ask for voter identification or try to stop phony mail-in ballots from being counted, or try to stop those dead people from voting, well, that is what those Democrats call voter suppression. And at this very moment, while the hand-counting of ballots continues, there’s a lot happening behind the scenes and legal action is imminent… And now Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer has revealed in a letter to voters that he learned that prior to his term a breach of voter identification information occurred last election cycle and is now being investigated by law enforcement. If I were a Democrat I think I’d be in a frenzy myself.
View: https://twitter.com/i/status/1392639353315233793
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As Arizona Audit Heats Up — Biden Allies in Florida Preparing For Trump to Get Indicted While He’s at Mar-a-Lago

By Cristina Laila
Published May 13, 2021 at 11:36am

Law enforcement officials in Palm Beach County, Florida are preparing for the real possibility that crooked Manhattan DA Cy Vance may indict Trump while he’s at Mar-a-Lago, according to far-left Politico.

Two officials told Politico Playbook that there could be “thorny extradition issues” because Governor DeSantis, a staunch Trump ally, has the power to intervene.

This just happens to make headlines the day after news broke in Arizona that Maricopa County officials deleted entire databases on the voting machines before they were turned over to Arizona Senate forensic audit teams.

Coincidence?

It just so happens that Joe Abruzzo, a former close associate of Joe Biden’s crooked brother, Frank is in charge of opening a “fugitive-at-large” case in Florida.

“The statute leaves room for interpretation that the governor has the power to order a review and potentially not comply with the extradition notice,” Abruzzo told Politico.

Abruzzo also said that despite his cozy relationship with the Bidens, “the full extent of the law will be followed and carried out appropriately, without bias.”

President Trump however left his South Florida compound for the summer months and relocated to his Bedminster, New Jersey golf club.

If Trump is indicted over the summer while he is in New Jersey, Democrat Governor Phil Murphy will not likely intervene to protect Trump.

New York prosecutors, led by crooked Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., are investigating loans that Donald Trump took out for his Manhattan properties.

Cy Vance previously launched an investigation into the Trump Organization for alleged ‘insurance and bank fraud’ connected to Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA.
 

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Maricopa Audit update…
Posted by Kane on May 13, 2021 2:29 pm

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Update: Maricopa County deleted a directory full of election databases from the 2020 election cycle days before the election equipment was delivered to the audit. This is spoliation of evidence!

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View: https://twitter.com/i/status/1392718378565992448
2:38 min

View: https://youtu.be/0fWHY1u_BzE
3:05 min

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Manchin: I'll kill the Democrats' voting-reform bill

ED MORRISSEY May 13, 2021 10:01 AM ET

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
And that should put a spike through it — assuming no Republicans cross over to promote SB1 in the Senate. Joe Manchin told ABC News yesterday that the Democrats’ attempts to push through their version of the House’s radical HR1 voting reforms kept ending up in partisan deadlocks in committee. Manchin wants to start over with a bill that has more bipartisan buy-in:
Sen. Joe Manchin is breaking with Democrats and throwing his weight behind a more measured voting rights bill in lieu of the sweeping Democratic voting reform bill that Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has labeled a top priority of the caucus.
The Democrat from West Virginia told ABC News exclusively that he intends to support the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, a more narrowly tailored piece of voting rights legislation that he said he believes could muster bipartisan support even as voting legislation is becoming a flash point between the two parties.
“I believe Democrats and Republicans feel very strongly about protecting the ballot boxes allowing people to protect the right to vote making it accessible making it fair and making it secure and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, if we apply that to all 50 states and territories, it’s something that can be done — it should be done,” Manchin told ABC News congressional correspondent Rachel Scott. “It could be done bipartisan to start getting confidence back in our system.”
The final version also tied at 9-9, which means the Senate would have to get a majority just to bring it out of committee for consideration. That makes Manchin’s opposition all but decisive, but Manchin points out that it wasn’t going to pass anyway:
Senators this week held an hours-long, dramatic mark-up of the Democrat-led For the People Act. Democrats are set to meet Thursday to talk about the 800-page measure, which would set national standards that aim to expand access to voting. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has vowed to bring the legislation to the floor of the Senate.
Manchin told ABC News, however, that the mark-up showed him that the bill could not garner the 60 votes needed to pass the Senate and go to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law.
“No matter what was brought up it was partisan vote, 9-9,” Manchin said, referencing the Senate Rules Committee’s even split on the legislation. “This is one of the most — I think — important things that we can do to try to bring our country back together and if we do it in a partisan way, it’s not going to be successful, I believe.”
That was the dirty little secret behind the Democrats’ demagoguery on this bill. It never had enough support to pass the Senate, which is why progressives attempted to smear Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema as racists for protecting the filibuster. The truth behind HR1 and SB1 is that they are radical proposals designed to federalize elections and roll back popular regulations like voter ID. It’s a federal power grab, almost as egregious as Republican attempts to challenge and block certified election results from the states on January 6th.

Even a bipartisan bill might still require scrutiny and vigilance to avoid that kind of encroachment. Coordination of best practices, security support, and consistent evaluation of statutes in light of constitutionally protected civil rights might be areas in which the federal government has a role in improving elections. Under the Constitution, however, states have the jurisdiction and authority to run their own systems, with accountability to their voters their primary and legitimate check. Anything that reduces that subsidiarity and increases federal power should be rejected.
 

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Windham, NH Forensic Audit Update: Significant Concerns Over Transparency


By Michelle Edwards
-May 13, 2021


The forensic audit in Windham, NH, is off to a rocky start, with ballots and machines arriving Tuesday at Edward Cross Training Center in Pembroke, NH. According to SB43, the team of three auditors has until May 27 to complete the examination of the 2020 election results from four state House seats after discovering the discrepancy during a Nov. 12 recount.

The audit follows a unanimous vote in the NH legislature to get to the bottom of the largest election discrepancy in the history of the Granite State and is not without controversy. As previously reported by UncoverDC, all three individuals chosen for the crucial role of auditor in the town’s concerted effort to maintain election integrity have ties to left-leaning Verified Voting. And through those ties, each one of them—Mark Lindeman, Harri Hursti, and Phillip Stark—have declared, in response to the overwhelming speculation of the results of November’s election, there is no evidence of fraud in the 2020 election, stating:

We are aware of alarming assertions being made that the 2020 election was “rigged” by exploiting technical vulnerabilities. However, in every case of which we are aware, these claims either have been unsubstantiated or are technically incoherent. To our collective knowledge, no credible evidence has been put forth that supports a conclusion that the 2020 election outcome in any state has been altered through technical compromise.
Windham ballots arrive at the audit site.

Monday night, Windham resident Ken Eyring filed an emergency motion for an injunction, arguing that once the audit gets underway, the data stored in the town’s four voting machines “could be destroyed.” Erying wrote in his motion, “It is critical to allow for the copying of all data prior to the forensic audit procedure to begin. Irrevocable damage would result otherwise.” A Superior Court judge on Tuesday denied his request to delay the audit.

In an effort for transparency, the audit is being live-streamed every day and can be viewed on the state government site here. Nonetheless, Windham constituents aren’t pleased with the four cameras presenting the live stream, noting that they leave many areas of the audit process out of view. For that reason, on Thursday, local election integrity advocates Lisa Mazur and Bao Chau Kelly are making the drive to Pembrook to take a closer look. Their Live-Stream is here and is happening now.

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Senator Bob Giuda, who listened to the valid election concerns of the Windham people, including long-time community leader Ken Eyring, was instrumental in getting SB43 written and passed to establish the forensic audit. Windham resident Bao Chau Kelly spoke to Ken Eyring and Sen. Guida Wednesday evening about the serious issues they’ve observed in the early stages of the audit.

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In the interview, a concerned Eyring commented that the auditors are not using timecodes, meaning that if there were ever a need to go back to a particular place in the audit, there would be no way to do so. Eyring indicated that ballots were being counted off-camera, which is not acceptable. Additionally, in the early stages of discussing the audit, Windham constituents were told that they could ask questions with any concerns during the audit. But now that the audit is underway, they are told to write their questions down on paper and submit them. Eyring noted that the questions might be answered an hour or two later when the auditors take a lunch break, leaving many time-critical questions overlooked.

Eyring commented that Assistant Attorney General Ann Edwards has not been responsive or effective in ensuring the live-streaming secures its objective.

Edwards claims the state doesn’t have the technology necessary to make it happen.

Not comfortable with the path the entire process has taken thus far, Sen. Giuda made a trip to the audit site Wednesday, where he reiterated his initial concern about the discrepancy between the Nov. 3 election results and the recount. According to Giuda, it took him a while to develop the momentum to make his concerns an issue for the New Hampshire Senate. But once established, the support for election integrity was overwhelming. Giuda reflected on how the audit came to fruition, adding:

“24-0 out of the Senate, 20-0 out of the House committee, unanimous voice vote on the floor of the house back to the Senate for concurrence with the amendments that the house had made, 24-0; so that is very unusual, I might even say historic. I have to say, Ken [Eyring], Tom [Murray], and Dave Strang are patriots. I am an elected official, but these are the people that are the legs of the movement that gave me the information I needed to move this forward.”

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Speaking of his visit to Pembrook Wednesday night, Giuda mentioned he’d had a conversation with SoS Bill Gardner over some “issues that are significant.” The Senator noted that government these days, in many cases, is much less responsive to people that it should be, and that is unfortunate because we don’t work for the government, the government is supposed to work for us, and when it doesn’t, then it is time to stand up exert the effort necessary,” adding:

“This is not about government, this is about people’s right to know what is going on in their government. And we have an Attorney General’s office and a Department of Justice that refused to do its job. It is just that simple. So we had to pass a law to make this [audit] happen. It should not have been necessary, but it was, and we did it. We did it because of the tremendous support that citizen patriots around the state, and I think around the country, have poured behind this effort.”

During his visit to the audit site, Giuda spoke with the three audit team members, Hursti, Lindeman, and Stark, and became aware of some “issues of things they need” when doing the hand-count of the ballots. Giuda agreed the cameras are not sufficient to allow citizens to watch the live stream properly and indicated the AG told him that its office “can’t provide that technology.” Giuda commented that it is critically important to the credibility of the integrity effort for people to be able to watch “as they are counting the tally sheets for all of the processing and counting of the ballots by hand.”

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After receiving confirmation from the AG’s office that it cannot provide adequate live-streaming coverage, Giuda said that on Thursday, Eyring and the team from the Government Integrity Project will be procuring their own cameras and equipment so that “you the public can see every mark that is made on those tally sheets as they’re counting every one of the 10,006 ballots. That is critically important. It might not be important to someone that doesn’t recognize and respect what we’re here for, which is to present to the public the best, most accurate, and integrity-based audit that we can about a major discrepancy in the vote.” Proud of his constituents, Giuda said:

“The most important compliment of everything here is the citizens that have spoken up. In Windham, several thousand have signed petitions. So, this is a real thing, it is very critical that we sustain the sanctity of our votes and the integrity of our voting process. We need to do the right thing and produce the results that are both scientifically accurate and compelling in its integrity.”


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BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: The Data Drives Deleted by the Maricopa County Included Adjudicated Files (Where Votes Were Changed)

By Joe Hoft
Published May 13, 2021 at 2:05pm


There are many material items noted in the letter from Arizona Senator Karen Fann to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman, Jack Sellers. But one item not provided by the County and apparently deleted is a very important piece of data that the County did not want the auditors to see.

Late last night we reported on the letter sent to Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman from Karen Fann at the Arizona Senate. The Senate has hired auditors to audit the 2020 Election in the County. Many significant and material issues were noted in the letter related to the audit last night. Many items were not supplied to the auditors. One item that bears mention is related to some of the files that were deleted before data was provided to the auditors.

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The Senate stated in their shocking letter the following items were missing:

We have recently discovered that the entire “Database” directory from the D drive of the machine “EMSPrimary” has been deleted.
This removes election related details that appear to have been covered by the subpoena. In addition, the main database for the Election Management System (EMS) Software, “Results Tally and Reporting,” is not located anywhere on the EMSPrimary machine, even though all of the EMS Clients reference that machine as the location of the database. This suggests that the main database for all election-related data for the November 2020 General Election has been removed. Can you please advise as to why these folders were deleted, and whether there are any backups that may contain the deleted folders?
The image below shows the location of the files known to be deleted. In addition, the main database for “Results Tally and Reporting” is not present.
Here is a tweet with the files deleted noted:
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If you look closely at the files that were deleted, you will see that they include adjudicated ballot files. These would include ballots that were reviewed by someone (the system won’t tell you who) and manipulated by that person (the system won’t tell you when) and likely changed to Biden votes.

We have known this for some time. The adjudication process is currently designed to allow voter fraud through changing votes from one candidate to another.

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We know there is massive fraud in Maricopa because Biden somehow miraculously outperformed Hillary in the county at 150% and became the first Democrat since Truman to win the county.

As we noted above, spoilation of evidence is a serious offence, much like tampering with evidence is. Penalties include prison sentences. Do you think the Maricopa Board of Supervisors would risk going to prison over evidence they destroyed that didn’t show massive voter fraud?
 

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Maricopa Auditors Find ‘Significant Discrepancies’ Between Number of Ballots and Batch Reports in Each Box

By Cassandra Fairbanks
Published May 13, 2021 at 2:30pm


Ballot auditors in Maricopa County are reporting that they have found “significant discrepancies” between the number of ballots therein and the batch reports included in the boxes.


Arizona Senate Republicans are in their third week of recounting 2.1 million Maricopa County ballots by hand.

The state senate is now asking Maricopa County officials to appear at a meeting next week to answer questions about “serious issues” that they have uncovered.

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The auditors have been reporting 5-15 percent discrepancies across many boxes, with the number consistently growing. Joe Biden supposedly won the county by only 2.2 percent, according to the official results.

Political strategist Boris Epshteyn said on an appearance on Steve Bannon’s War Room show that the discrepancies may actually be as high as 17.5 percent — making it likely that “Biden did not win Arizona.”

The National File reports that the “Arizona Senate President recently sent a letter to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, outlining the major issues discovered already in the audit, and offering to settle them without additional subpoenas or compulsory action. In the letter, says Epshteyn on Steve Bannon’s podcast, it reveals, ‘Pallet five, batch 2976, 200 pink slip total, actual total 165.

They are missing 35 ballots out of that batch.’ He added, ’35 out of 100 is 17.5%. 10 out of 200 is 5%.'”

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“Do you know how shocking that is? 17.5% discrepancy in a batch is beyond belief.” He added, “In one they’ve got 18 more than there’s supposed to be, which is a 9% discrepancy. Again, if we are to have any confidence in elections in this country, how can we possibly be okay with discrepancies of double digit percentages? It’s absolutely mind boggling, anything above a tiny fraction of a percentage is unacceptable, by the way, unacceptable according to the Federal Elections Commission.”
 

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VIDEO: The Gateway Pundit’s Jim and Joe Hoft Join Steve Bannon to Discuss the Criminal Destruction of Voting Machine Evidence in Arizona

By Jim Hoft
Published May 13, 2021 at 2:45pm


The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft and Joe Hoft joined Steve Bannon on The War Room on Thursday morning to discuss the explosive letter sent last night from the President of the Arizona Senate Karen Fann to Maricopa County Supervisor Chairman Jack Sellers.

Here again, is our previous report on this letter that was sent out last night.

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On Wednesday it was discovered that “the entire database” for the 2020 General election, showing the “Results Tally and Reporting,” was deleted from the voting machines!

Karen Fann warned the Maricopa County supervisors there would be an investigation into this likely criminal act.

This is a must-see video.

You will not see this on the liberal media!

And, for the record, The War Room is the most hard-hitting and informative show on the internet or TV today!

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AZ Election Auditors Claim Maricopa County Officials Deleted Databases from Voting Machines Before Handing Them Over
By Debra Heine

May 12, 2021

Maricopa County election officials tampered with election records just days before the equipment was delivered to the Arizona Senate for the 2020 election audit, according to the Senate Liaison for the Maricopa County 2020 Forensic Election Audit.

Before the machines were turned over, a directory full of election databases was deleted by an administrator, resulting in spoliation of evidence, the Maricopa County Audit’s official Twitter account alleged in a tweet late Wednesday.
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State Senate President Karen Fann wrote a letter to Jack Sellers, the chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, demanding an explanation as to why the databases were deleted.

“We have recently discovered that the entire “Database” directory from the D drive of the machine “EMSPrimary” has been deleted,” Fann wrote.
This removes election related details that appear to have been covered by the subpoena. In addition, the main database for the Election Management System (EMS) Software, “Results Tally and Reporting,” is not located anywhere on the EMSPrimary machine, even though all of the EMS Clients reference that machine as the location of the database. This suggests that the main database for all election related data for the November 2020 General Election has been removed. Can you please advise as to why these folders were deleted, and whether there are any backups that may contain the deleted folders?
The senator also demanded an explanation for two other major issues that have arisen in the course of the Senate’s ongoing audit.

First, she cited the county’s refusal to comply with legislative subpoenas.
To date, attorneys for Maricopa County have refused to produce virtual images of routers used in connection with the general election, relying on a conclusory and unsupported assertion that providing the routers would somehow “endanger the lives of law enforcement officers, their operations, or the protected health information and personal data of Maricopa County’s citizens.”If true, the fact that Maricopa County stores on its routers substantial quantities of citizens’ and employees’ highly sensitive personal information is an alarming indictment of the County’s lax data security practices, rather than of the legislative subpoenas.
Similarly, the County’s assertion that producing the internet routers for inspection would cost up to $6,000,000 seems at odds with Deputy County Attorney Joseph La Rue’s prior representation to Audit Liaison Ken Bennett that the routers already had been disconnected from the County’s network and were prepared for imminent delivery to the Senate.
Nevertheless, in an effort to resolve the dispute regarding production of the routers, we propose that agents of CyFIR, an experienced digital forensics firm and subcontractor of Cyber Ninjas, review virtual images of the relevant routers in Maricopa County facilities and in the presence of representatives of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
Such an arrangement would permit Maricopa County to retain custody and monitor the review of router data, while ensuring that the Senate may access the information it requires—and to which it is constitutionally entitled—to successfully complete its audit. The Senate has no interest in viewing or taking possession of any information that is unrelated to the administration of the 2020 general election.
Separately, Maricopa County has refused to provide the passwords necessary to access vote tabulation devices. Its attorneys’ insistence that the County does not have custody or control of this information is belied by the County’s conduct of its own audits, which, if they were as comprehensive as they purported to be, almost certainly would have entailed use of the passwords to examine the tabulation devices, and it strains credulity to posit that the County has no contractual right to obtain (i.e., control of) password information from Dominion.
Fann also voiced concern over “anomalies” observed in the chain of custody of ballots.

“As the audit has progressed, the Senate’s contractors have become aware of apparent omissions, inconsistencies, and anomalies relating to Maricopa County’s handling, organization, and storage of ballots,” she wrote.

In a tweet late Wednesday night, Arizona GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward said that the AZ Senate’s exposure of irregularities will help restore “election integrity,” and “voter confidence.”

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Ward suggested that the reason Maricopa County and AZ Democrats have been trying so hard to thwart the audit is to cover up election malfeasance.

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Earlier Wednesday, Ward said in a video update of the audit that new information is coming out nearly every day shedding light of how poorly the 2020 election was supervised in Maricopa County.

“Where there’s smoke, there’s fire,” Ward said. “So stay focused, there is plenty, plenty more news to come.”

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Update:
Former President Trump on Thursday weighed in on Fann’s “devastating” letter on Maricopa County’s election irregularities in a press release:

“The Fake News and Lamestream Media is doing everything they can not to cover this major story. They just refuse to talk or report about it,” Trump said.

“They don’t want the United States or World to see what is going on with our corrupt, third world election.”
 

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BREAKING: ‘Significant Discrepancies’ Discovered In Arizona Audit, Ballots Off Up to 17.5%, ‘Likely Joe Biden Did Not Win’

"They're hiding the disaster in which they handled this election, and likely, the fact that Joe Biden did not win in Arizona."

Tom Pappert
by TOM PAPPERT
May 13, 2021
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The ongoing audit of ballots cast in Maricopa County, Arizona has uncovered “significant discrepancies” in the number of ballots versus the supposed number of ballots that were supposed to exist. Political strategist Boris Epshteyn adds that the discrepancies may be as high as 17.5%, and it is “likely Joe Biden did not win Arizona”.

Arizona Senate President recently sent a letter to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, outlining the major issues discovered already in the audit, and offering to settle them without additional subpoenas or compulsory action. In the letter, says Epshteyn on Steve Bannon’s podcast, it reveals, “Pallet five, batch 2976, 200 pink slip total, actual total 165. They are missing 35 ballots out of that batch.” He added, “35 out of 100 is 17.5%. 10 out of 200 is 5%.”

“Do you know how shocking that is? 17.5% discrepancy in a batch is beyond belief.” He added, “In one they’ve got 18 more than there’s supposed to be, which is a 9% discrepancy. Again, if we are to have any confidence in elections in this country, how can we possibly be okay with discrepancies of double digit percentages? It’s absolutely mind boggling, anything above a tiny fraction of a percentage is unacceptable, by the way, unacceptable according to the Federal Elections Commission.”

Ephsteyn explained that several databases subpoenaed for the purpose of the audit have been removed, including files that contain the election results and how they were tallied. “There’s evidence these databases were removed as recently as March, right before handed over, and while being subject to a subpoena. That’s criminal activity.”

“We now know why the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors have been fighting this subpoena so hard, why Perkins Coie has come in, why the Democrats are pushing back, why you’ve got mainstream media melting down,” he explained, “Because they’re hiding this. They’re hiding the disaster in which they handled this election, and likely, the fact that Joe Biden did not win in Arizona.” )

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The official Maricopa Arizona Audit Twitter account, controlled by Arizona Former Secretary of State Ken Bennett, confirmed the discrepancy and its significance.

“Breaking Update: As we open boxes of ballots delivered by Maricopa County, we are discovering significant discrepancies between the number of ballots therein and the batch reports included in the boxes.”

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Democrats have repeatedly attempted to interfere with the audit process using the media, the courts, and public statements from Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbes, a Democrat. As National File reported, “Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, whose team is now monitoring the audit, has shown blatant bias, tweeting out the hashtag #fraudit. The Maricopa Arizona Audit official Twitter account told Hobbs to stop ‘attempting to disrupt the audit process.’”
 
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