Corrupt Officials Meet at Soros-Tied, Zuckerberg-Funded Election Summit

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“National Elections Officials Gathering For Secret Zuckerberg Funded, Soros Tied US Election Summit At ‘International Spy Museum’.” That’s the headline of an exclusive report from investigative journalist Laura Loomer. Getting set for the next steal, it seems.

Loomer tweeted that she encountered and challenged public officials implicated in the 2020 presidential election fraud, including Maricopa County (AZ) supervisor Bill Gates (R) (also implicated in 2022 election fraud litigation from Kari Lake, making his presence at the summit particularly inappropriate), David Becker (head of Zuckerberg-funded CEIR), Jan. 6 committee member Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R).

Insidious leftist billionaire and former Nazi collaborator George Soros and leftist Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg always mean trouble.

“[Loomered] And now, ahead of the 2024 Presidential election, a group of some of the nation’s most notorious election fraud deniers and election officials, including Secretaries of State, are set to have a secret Elections summit in Washington DC from May 8-May 9 called ‘Summit on American Democracy’. One would think that Election officials who are concerned about Democracy would be transparent with their actions, and invite members of the public to attend their summit. But, this upcoming election summit is ‘invite only’ and not open to the public. Additionally, in their effort to openly mock election integrity advocates who they have dismissed and defamed as ‘conspiracy theorists’, the summit is being hosted at the ‘International Spy Museum’ in Washington DC.

The Center for Election Innovation & Research (CEIR) is organizing and hosting the conference…However, founded by Becker, a hard core Leftist activist, CEIR is documented as being a SOROS tied advocacy group that provides grants and conducts research to increase Democrat voter turnout in swing states. Becker created CEIR in 2016 in response to President Trump’s election, which Becker claims was the result of ‘foreign interference’. However,Becker and CEIR clearly have no issue with election interference, because in August 2020, less than three months before the Presidential election, CEIR accepted $69.5 million from Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg and his Chinese wife, Priscilla Chan to create more mail in ballot drop boxes in key swing states under the guise of ‘COVID-19 safety precautions’.”

Loomer has promised more video and updates. Americans deserve to know why this sketchy summit, attended by so many corrupt weasels, was convened.

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What You Need To Know About Next Week’s Court Hearing On Arizona’s 2022 AG Race

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On May 16, the Mohave County Superior Court will hear oral arguments on a motion for a new trial filed by former Arizona attorney general candidate Abraham Hamadeh and the Republican National Committee (RNC) over last year’s attorney general election. In their filing, Hamadeh and the RNC are arguing that not all legal votes have been counted in the former’s race against now-Democrat Attorney General Kris Mayes and that once they are, the results will show Hamadeh as the legitimate winner.

“I am trying to restore not just election integrity, [but also the belief] that there’s a justice system that can remedy bad [elections],” Hamadeh told The Federalist.

Unlike most states that witnessed efficient election administration during the 2022 midterms, Arizona was marred by chaos and incompetence. In Maricopa County — which is home to almost 62 percent of Arizona’s 7.2 million people — poll workers at roughly 30 percent of the county’s voting centers reported that their respective vote tabulation machines were rejecting voters’ ballots, resulting in long wait times and widespread confusion among voters and election workers alike.

After the election, Hamadeh and the RNC filed a lawsuit alleging numerous counts of improper activity by Arizona election officials, including “wrongful disqualification of provisional and early ballots,” “exclusion of provisional voters,” and “inaccurate ballot duplications.” The suit was ultimately struck down in December by Mohave County Superior Court Judge Lee Jantzen, who ruled that Hamadeh’s team didn’t meet “the burden” of proof with respect to his claims.

While the initial results of the AG’s race showed Mayes defeating Hamadeh by 511 votes, an automatic recount found hundreds of uncounted votes in Pinal County that revealed Mayes’ lead to be much smaller, at 280 votes. Hamadeh and the RNC promptly filed their motion for a new trial in response to the revelations.

What Hamadeh and the RNC Claim

At the core of Hamadeh and the RNC’s motion for retrial is the assertion that since the certification of the attorney general race, “[t]here is new and compelling information that not all legal votes were counted.” The legal filing highlights the state’s election recount, specifically the uncounted and miscounted votes discovered in Pinal County.

According to Jennifer Wright, Arizona’s former assistant attorney general who is now working with Hamadeh’s legal team, part of the reason Mayes’ lead over Hamadeh shrunk after the recount was due to dozens of “undervotes” in Pinal County that were not initially tabulated. For context, an undervote occurs when the “number of choices selected by a voter in an election is less than the maximum number allowed for that election.” In the case of Pinal, only after officials conducted a physical audit of the aforementioned ballots and reconciled them with the machine results were such discrepancies discovered.

Wright went on to contend that then-Democrat Secretary of State and now-Gov. Katie Hobbs “was aware” of the inconsistencies in Pinal County at the time of Hamadeh’s December trial, but did not inform the Mohave County Superior Court of the locality’s findings. “Given the fact that she was supposed to have been a neutral party, she should have alerted the court. … [But] the case was dismissed on Dec. 23 because Secretary Hobbs’ counsel did not reveal this information to the court,” Wright said.

At the time of Hamadeh’s December trial, Wright was working for then-Attorney General Mark Brnovich and was not a member of the Republican candidate’s legal team.

Hamadeh and the RNC echo Wright’s claim in their suit, asserting that Hobbs “knew about these material discrepancies no later than December 21 — eight days before she made the results available to Contestants and the public” (emphasis in the original). Votebeat Arizona, a local news outlet, seemingly confirmed this assertion last week, reporting that county officials “first told [Hobbs’] office about errors in the results on Dec. 7 — more than two weeks after the county certified its election.”

When pressed by the outlet on why Hobbs refused to share such information in court proceedings over the election results, a representative for the governor claimed it was due to an alleged “gag order.”

In addition to undervotes, Hamadeh and the RNC are also contesting issues related to provisional ballots, which are used to record votes when it remains uncertain whether a person is eligible to vote. According to Wright, Hamadeh’s legal team filed a public records request with Maricopa County related to these ballots late last year, which the locality responded to on Dec. 31. While Hamadeh’s team wasn’t provided the ballots themselves, they were given data that allowed them to know which voters cast provisional ballots. They do not, however, possess information related to whom each voter cast his or her ballot for.

Upon analyzing the acquired data, Hamadeh’s team “determined that the [rejection of] provisional ballots [was] not following the normal pattern” seen in elections, according to Wright.

“Typically, provisional ballots are ones that are cast by people who have no voting history. They’ve never voted in Arizona. They don’t realize that they were supposed to register by a certain date,” Wright said. But Hamadeh’s legal team found “hundreds in Maricopa County … that had a voting history, yet their ballot was rejected as being not registered.”

Hamadeh expanded on this issue to The Federalist, claiming that when reviewing the data, his legal team found “the party registration of these people” to be “two to one, sometimes three to one,” with more Republicans.

“What we’re discovering is not just the amount of Republicans [marked as having voted provisionally], [but how] many of these voters are high propensity voters,” Hamadeh said. “Some of them voted in the 2022 primaries, some of them voted in 2020, some of them in 2018. So, there’s a lot of these voters who, for some reason, got voted provisionally.”

An Arizona Free News analysis published last month contends there are roughly 8,000 provisional ballots outstanding.

The Road Ahead

While the outcome of Hamadeh’s election challenge remains uncertain, it wouldn’t be unprecedented for a court to determine a different winner months after an election. During Arizona’s 1916 gubernatorial race, Republican Thomas E. Campbell was initially declared the winner, appearing to have won by 30 votes over Democrat George W.P. Hunt. While Campbell would go on to serve as governor for nearly a year, Arizona’s courts ultimately settled a legal dispute over a “quirk of split-ticket ballots” and declared Hunt the winner.

When asked about his prospects in Arizona’s judicial system, Hamadeh expressed optimism that his team will eventually emerge victorious and blasted Democrats for their hypocrisy when it comes to their mantra of “count every vote.”

“In our lawsuit, we’re taking the position of Democrats, which is ‘count every vote’ and talking about voter disenfranchisement, and the Democrats are the ones screaming about [how] every single vote was counted,” Hamadeh said. “We’re not alleging fraud in our case. … We’re simply saying that they need to count these legal votes, and I think for courts, it’s a lot easier to count votes than to try to remove votes. And that’s why I think we’re going to be a lot more successful because we are using the Democrat playbook.”

This article was published by The Federalist and is reproduced with permission.

Arizona Supreme Court Backs Kari Lake, Orders Hearing on Signature Verification Violations

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GOP rockstar Kari Lake has just scored a big win after the Arizona Supreme Court ordered a hearing on her allegations of signature verification violations in Maricopa County.

The Court ordered court proceedings to take place “forthwith” regarding Lake’s 2022 Arizona gubernatorial election challenge.

While granting one sanction, the Supreme Court denied attorneys’ fees requested by the defendants.

Republican Lake fell about 17,000 votes short in the 2022 election against then-Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat.

Lake is suing now-Governor Hobbs in addition to current Secretary of State Adrian Fontes and Maricopa County election officials.

She is requesting that the election results be invalidated or that she be declared the winner.

Lake’s case was reviewed by the Arizona Supreme Court in March.

The Court remanded one of her seven counts to trial court and allowed sanctions against her to be considered.

The remanded count was Lake’s claim that Maricopa County violated its signature verification policies in the 2022 election……


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Why Gold Is Such an Effective Weapon Against the Government’s Monetary Schemes

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Ron Paul: “Because gold is honest money it is disliked by dishonest men.”

Buying physical gold is a time-proven method of securing generational wealth, and a security measure often taken in times of economic turbulence. Gold investing has long been viewed as a hedge against inflation and a store of value against currencies. Throughout history, as coins and currency became debased, those who had more precious metals on-hand had many more options for purchasing what was needed and investing.

Investing in a gold currency, as economist F.A. Hayek suggested, also acts as competition to paper currency and any attempted coercive monopoly of currencies. When currencies are strictly controlled, the power of government is buttressed. Hayek specified, “[Monopoly of currency] has of course become a chief instrument for prevailing governmental policies and profoundly assisted the general growth of governmental power.”

According to Investopedia, currency debasement is intentionally lowering the currency’s value through various monetary and fiscal methods. In the past, debasement was associated with substituting precious metals with base metals such as using less gold or silver in the coins and replacing it with copper or nickel, while keeping the face value the same. Today, debasement primarily occurs by printing more money in the form of fiat currency, a process known as monetary inflation.

The reason governments typically initiate currency debasement is to extend government spending and purchasing power. Still, it comes at the expense of citizens who are eventually stuck with less wealth, higher costs, and lowered purchasing power. Currency debasement, as well as monetary inflation in general, tends toward price inflation. Simply put, currency debasement in the form of monetary inflation is legalized counterfeit.

Since the US began removing itself from the gold standard in 1933—and eventually removing that gold backing altogether in 1971—the value of the dollar has fallen significantly when compared to an ounce of gold. As of 2023, the value of US currency is being challenged as the dollar is slowly debased. The purchasing power of a dollar in 1913 would be worth around $30.22; a dollar in 1933 would be worth around $23; a dollar in 1970 would be worth $7.71; and, a dollar in 2003 would be worth $1.63.

How Does Gold Hedge Against Inflation?
Gold is a commodity valued and traded internationally. Gold is valued for many reasons including its aesthetic appreciation, limited supply, durability, imperishability, popularity, and industrial uses. Due to these reasons and more, gold has maintained its overall value throughout the millennia. When one country’s currency begins to slip or falter, gold is likely the best-shared commodity to transfer wealth between currencies of other countries while maintaining a greater appeal for investment. Especially so when some countries’ currencies are not accepted everywhere due to political conflict or discrepancies.

By measuring the rate of inflation, InflationTool demonstrates that from 1971 to 2023, the average inflation rate for the US dollar has been 3.93%, while the cumulative inflation rate has been a whopping 641.44%. In layperson’s terms, this means $100 in 1971 is now equivalent to$741.44, which represents a significant decrease in purchasing power.

As George Mason University professor of economics Lawrence White, states, “The inflation rate was only 0.1 percent over Britain’s 93 years on the classical gold standard. It was only 0.01 percent in the United States between gold resumption in 1879 and 1913.” Yet, because of failures of monetary policies by the Federal Reserve, and fiscal policies by Congress, the inflation rate today is much higher pushing above 6 percent with an average inflation rate from 1960 to 2023 averaging close to 5 percent.

Is Gold Volatile?
Some economists, especially those with socialist and centralized planning tendencies, will suggest that gold prices are volatile. Their statements misrepresent gold as though the ‘volatility’ means gold is not as price sustainable as the dollar. Contrary to their sentiments, the price of gold is only considered volatile when compared to a currency such as the US dollar in relatively short terms. When gold is looked at through a lens of global values throughout the course of history, beyond a single currency, we see that it has maintained significant value, and when currencies fail it is gold that has helped people regain wealth. Comparing the global value of gold to the dollar, we see that the value of gold has remained intact overall.

In the US, gold in 1913 was $20.67; in 1933, it was around $32.32; in 1970, it was $38.90; in 2003 it was $417.25; and today, it is around $1800. According to Statista, from 1971 to 2022, gold had a return of 7.78 percent per year in USD terms.

Although the US government has continued to artificially fix, change, and influence the price of gold, the value of gold has remained superior to the dollar overall. This further indicates that gold is still a good hedge against inflation. Gold has outpaced inflation in the US in the long term, indicating that gold is not as volatile as the dollar in the long term.

Can Investing in Gold Improve the Dollar?
The fiat dollar of the US is what allows politicians, in conjunction with the Treasury and Federal Reserve, to arbitrarily print more dollars in order to fund nearly-endless wars, inflated welfare programs, and to deliver uncapped foreign aid. More printing of dollars tends to decrease the value of the other dollars in circulation, and this can lead to price inflation. Fiat simultaneously acts as a form of indirect slavery and secondhand theft once those dollars are spent, the same way counterfeiting does. If the dollar does not return to a gold standard to create a natural market-agreed value of the dollar with a more restricted supply, the dollar will likely continue to weaken as the incentives for these government programs and handouts are greater than the immediately perceived costs.

Even if the dollar does not return to a gold standard, having a significantly increasing number of people investing heavily in gold as opposed to treasury bonds, money market accounts, CDs, stocks, and the like, creates shifts in the incentives encouraging and pressuring other people to join in on the more sound investment of gold. The market sees the long-term stability and gains of those that do invest in gold, and people naturally tend to want to have the best return on investment. Gold is not a cure-all for inflation and deflation, rather it is a more stable long-term option than fiat.

Investing in gold and currencies that hold their value creates a challenge for the government’s monopoly over currency and its exploitation of that monopoly. Or, as Hayek said, “Just as the absence of competition has prevented the monopolist supplier of money from being subject to a salutary discipline, the power over money has also relieved governments of the necessity to keep their expenditure within their revenue.”

This article was published by FEE, Foundation for Economic Education and is reproduced with permission.

Provisional Ballots May Flip Arizona Attorney General Race for Hamadeh: Analysis

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There is a 280-vote gap between Abe Hamadeh and Kris Mayes, with 8,000 provisional ballots still outstanding.


An analysis of uncounted provisional ballots shows the 2022 Arizona attorney general’s race may be called for GOP nominee Abe Hamadeh instead of the now-Democratic Attorney General Kris Mayes.

Hamadeh is challenging the election in court, suing Mayes to ensure all votes were counted in their midterm election contest, which Hamadeh lost by just 280 votes, according to an automatic statewide recount.

Last week, Mohave County Superior Court scheduled oral arguments on May 16 for Hamadeh’s motion for a new trial, which he filed after learning that vote total discrepancies in Pinal County were allegedly not brought to the attention of his legal team or the judge in his initial election challenge.

Data from all Arizona counties shows that about 8,000 provisional ballots remain outstanding, AZ Free News reported, based on a collaborative analysis by Republican National Committee analysts, outside investigators, and Hamadeh’s legal team. Hamadeh won an average of 70% of votes cast by voters on Election Day, and Election Day votes were 2-to-1 Republican.

While there were fewer voters casting ballots in Arizona for the November 2022 election compared to the November 2020 election, there were more provisional ballots cast and higher rejection rates last year than in 2020.

For example, Santa Cruz County had an increase of rejected provisional ballots cast from 1-in-117 ballots to 83 out of 139. While Pima County doubled in its rejection rate, Pinal’s rate increased from 59% to 63%, despite having a comparable number of provisional ballots between the 2020 and 2022 elections.

Nearly 9,000 provisional ballots were rejected statewide during the 2022 general election, and Hamadeh’s legal team estimates that, based on their research, at least 1,200 of them across roughly half of the state’s counties were “erroneously rejected,” former Arizona Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Wright previously told Just the News, and there could be more in other counties…..


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State Voices: The Left-Wing Nonprofit That Made 140 Million Voter Contacts in 2022

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In September, two months before the 2022 elections, the Republican National Committee (RNC) announced that the committee had “surpassed another historic milestone: over 50 million voter contacts made cycle-to-date.” This January, State Voices, a nonprofit that convenes and coordinates left-wing nonprofit activist groups across the nation, issued a similar statement.

In 2022, the State Voices network made 140 million voter contacts “including 1.9 million calls, 34.5 million texts, and over 1 million doors, and 90 million contacts over mail via Voter Participation Center.” They also reported registering 820,000 new voters and making 3 million voter contacts during the Senate run-off election in Georgia.

Clearly, 140 million is a much larger number than 50 million, but while many have heard of the RNC, few have heard of State Voices. Who is State Voices, and why are they contacting so many voters?

ACORN Reborn

In the early 2000s the most powerful left-of-center nonprofit activism group in the country was the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN for short. The group convened protestors, organized rallies, supported ballot initiatives to change laws, and generally worked to move American politics leftward. Originally founded in Arkansas, ACORN grew nationwide using a system of state-level chapters under the national head that worked hard to get out the vote for left-wing causes in their respective states. ACORN was highly effective at reaching and mobilizing voters, winning numerous victories until it collapsed amid scandal in 2010.

State Voices is essentially today’s new and improved ACORN.

Operating in 25 states, State Voices organizes “state engagement tables” that bring together most, if not all, the major left-wing nonprofit activism organizations within the state. Using weekly office hours, meetings, email blasts, and conference calls, the state tables gather up scattered single-issue activist groups and coordinate their get-out-the-vote efforts, protests, and awareness campaigns to be more effective and “intersectional.” Their state tables bring together a whopping 1,200 partner activists and activist groups with thousands of volunteers and employees.

How Is State Voices So Effective?

State Voices is extremely impressive.

In their 2022 annual report, State Voices claimed partial credit for successful ballot initiatives that raised the minimum wage in Nebraska, increased taxes in Massachusetts, inflated early childhood education budgets in New Mexico, and amended the Michigan state constitution to include a right to abortion. That’s not to mention their 140 million voter contacts and 820,000 registrations that undoubtedly impacted election results in swing states. Their successes aren’t new, either. During the 2020 cycle, State Voices reported making 124 million voter contacts, and registering 2.1 million new voters.

How could just one organization do so much?

It’s important to note that neither State Voices nor even their state engagement tables are operating alone. State Voices is not out on the streets doing the heavy lifting. That’s up to the state-based partners. What State Voices does is train, equip, fund, and organize the partners to supercharge their operations.

When it comes to securing funding, State Voices is no slouch. State Voices raised and re-granted $8.7 million to the state engagement tables in 2022 and $9.4 million in 2020. The state tables, in turn, distribute funds to their partners, ensuring State Voices a certain level of influence as a funder while giving the partner organizations a reason to keep collaborating.

The money that isn’t sent to the partners is then spent on training and equipping activists with “civic tech” tools that would normally be outside the reach most of small-time state activists. The State Voices Tools for All program gives partners access to Catalist, a Democrat-aligned database containing the information on 240 million voters; the State Voices Voter Action Network, which helps manage online activism campaigns using the Catalist database; and the State Voices Data Certification Program, which trains activists to become “data practitioners” and use the NGP VAN database, another of the Democratic Party’s largest voter databases. Since 2017, State Voices has trained at least 520 NGP VAN “data practitioners.” In addition, the State Voices Tools and Tech Guide gives aspiring activist groups a full list of all the digital wizardry tools, databases, and office equipment they might need to start up a Democratic-vote-getting nonprofit of their own.

In exchange for all this, all State Voices asks for is a bit of their time and for all newly gathered voter information to be sent back up the chain to populate the Democratic Party’s all-important voter databases. That’s not merely speculation. In its 2020 annual report, State Voices bragged openly that its partners added 100 million phone numbers to the NGP VAN database, which were then sold by NGP VAN to virtually every single Democratic campaign.

An Elegant System

It’s a beautifully simple scheme. Instead of building from the ground up, State Voices created a network to rival ACORN by enticing existing groups into their fold with funding and free access to expensive, state-of-the-art tools. Calling this work charity, they have cost-effectively built a get-out-the-vote empire larger than even the RNC.

Yet there is no semblance of charity in this work, no matter what garbled language is used to describe it. Leaked memos from Democratic super PACs (political action committees) confirm that left-wing get-out-the-vote nonprofits targeting minority groups are “4 to 10 times more cost-effective” at netting Democratic votes when compared to traditional PAC spending.

Because of their tax-exempt status, State Voices and groups like it can draw on the tax-free money of billionaires alive and dead, foreign and domestic, that is stored in the American charitable sector, and spend every penny on getting people from their chosen Democrat-favoring demographics in swing states to vote. This corruption of the nonprofit sector is transparent, yet the IRS and FEC have both turned blind eyes because words like “representation” and “equitable” get thrown around.

This article was published by Capital Research Center and is reproduced with permission.

The Painful Reality of Trump the Candidate

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Trump’s pathway to winning the general election in 2024 looks almost impossible

Everyone fighting to save America from the destruction of the Democratic Left needs to face up to some realities. Realities that will be hard to swallow. They are for me, after voting for President Trump twice and believing, as I do, that the 2020 election was at least rigged, and possibly stolen.

But that was then. Whatever happened—and considering how much has been destroyed now by statute, we will never know—Joe Biden is catastrophically doddering around the White House. If the nation has any chance at all of saving or recapturing the fundamentals and traditions that made America great in the first place, we can not endure another term of any Democrat in the White House.

And so a cold, steely-eyed examination of this moment is essential.

There are a multitude of issues that will play into the 2024 results, including the likelihood of a recession, fraying relations around the world, maybe another pandemic that would allow Biden or Kamala Harris to stay in the basement while the media does all their campaigning for them; and other surprises not yet imagined. But let’s just take the bottom line that matters: Winning a majority of the Electoral College votes. In the end, this is the only issue that counts, and it is kind of ugly.

First, the only way a Trump candidacy makes sense is if indeed the 2020 election was stolen, which means that illegal actions were taken in violation of state laws in Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan—all states that flipped from 2016 to 2020 but were close and were known to have shenanigans in 2020. (When I say “rigged,” I mean the four-year, un-American horror show from the leftist-Democrat-media establishment culminating in suppression of Hunter Biden’s laptop—the rigging that occurred before ballots were cast and votes counted.)

If Trump honestly lost in 2020, fair and square at the ballot box, then there is no argument for him being the nominee again.

So for our sober, unemotional analysis, let’s operate on the assumption that 2020 was stolen, and also assume based on all precedents that election results must be very close in a state for Democratic cheating to work, and then proceed with our dispassionate analysis.

Each one of those states is in either the same position it was in 2020, or has shifted to Democrats. Arizona had a Republican governor and attorney general. It now has a Democratic governor and attorney general. If it were truly stolen in 2020 under the noses of Republicans, why would anyone believe it would not be more easily stolen again in 2024 under the control of Democrats?

Pennsylvania has become more liberal in its power structure. Michigan is entirely Democrat now in Lansing. So Philadelphia and Detroit will remain cesspools of corruption that will provide however many votes are needed for a Democratic victory (if it is close) even if it means kicking out Republican observers and covering the windows in the vote-counting offices.

Wisconsin remains in Republican hands, but conservatives just lost the state Supreme Court, a possibly fatal blow against honest voting results in Milwaukee and Madison.

Georgia is the best possible case, as it has tightened its election laws some, although of course nothing like the media hysteria and idiotic move by Major League Baseball suggested. But the Republican governor and secretary of state were brutally criticized, mocked and ultimately alienated by Trump for 2020. It’s not likely they will go to the mat for him in a general election. Again, this is a dispassionate analysis and we’re dealing with human nature.

So realistically, if the very first objective is to eject Democrats from the White House, what path forward do supporters of Trump as the Republican nominee see? I would love to hear how this electoral mountain is overcome. Because those states need winning.

One reasonable retort is that these states will try to cheat regardless of the GOP nominee. Almost assuredly. But remember our assumption that the results must be close, within less than a percentage point, for Democrats to flip it. In all of the states we are talking about except Michigan, that appears to have been the case in 2020. Historically in elections where there has been evidence or suspicion of Democratic cheating in races, it’s often been much tighter than that.

The evidence in polling and in 2022 election results is that Trump remains popular among Republicans, particularly with the indictment farce playing out in New York, but he is less popular than ever among a critical mass of independent and swing voters.

We cannot forget what a historic disaster the 2022 midterms were for Republicans. There may be plenty of blame to go around, but certainly some of it falls to Donald Trump. For instance, the Senate and gubernatorial candidates he endorsed in the primaries in the key states of Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania all lost in the general election. Ditto for the Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate who lost by 11 points, although he was also massively outspent.

Trump has not been able to let go of 2020, and it is an electoral anchor around his neck and the necks of those he endorses in key, purple races. And even if he tries now to let it go, it will be brought up incessantly and he will have to keep answering questions about it because it has been his primary issue for two years.

So, again, with Trump as the nominee for the GOP, what is even a remotely conceivable path to his victory in 2024? He needs almost all of these states and a safe bet would be he could not win any with the exception of Georgia based on the leadership in those states now.

We just can’t wish for lollipops and rainbows because we believe Trump got hosed in 2020. Of course he did. We all did. That cannot matter now because it cannot be undone. And we can’t read columns like this, or worse just the headline, and jump to the comments section with “Enough RINOs! #Trump2024!” We’ve got to be smarter. A lot smarter. Or we lose our nation.

What matters is that Joe Biden or some other Democrat is not in the White House for six or 10 years. We don’t come back from that. Republicans have some good options, in part because Trump showed the way in 2016. But unless someone can prove the logic of this electoral map and election cheating analysis is wrong, Trump’s pathway to winning the general election in 2024 looks almost impossible.


This article was published at American Greatness and is reproduced with permission.


Dear Mitch McConnell: You Were Not Elected To Do The Bidding Of Chuck Schumer And CNN

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Manu Raju is a Democrat activist and CNN reporter who camps out in congressional hallways to ask questions that help advance his party’s political agenda. He’s done it for years. Whether the Democrats are doing their Brett Kavanaugh smear, impeachment shenanigans, Russia-collusion hoax, or anything else, he’s there to ask questions that help his team. He’s been doing it for so long that you’d have to be something of an idiot to fall for it, much less more than once.

So, for example, when corporate media and other activists were pretending that New York Republican Rep. George Santos’ deceptions about his biography were the most important issue facing Americans, Raju was there. He asked Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, if he was disappointed Speaker Kevin McCarthy hadn’t called on George Santos to resign. Romney did not mock him for the question or turn the conversation to issues that actually matter, such as the open border, inflation, a troubled economy, attacks on parents, or the rise of China. He gladly took up Raju’s question as an opportunity to bash the Republican speaker.

Then Raju ran over to McCarthy and asked him what he thought about Romney’s weak response. “Romney should be disappointed that Swalwell hasn’t resigned,” McCarthy said, not even pausing for a second to dignify the stupidity of the question.

Boom. Easy. Effective.

McCarthy seems to have a quaint notion that he should follow an agenda other than the one set by leftist media and other activists. He recently provided journalist Tucker Carlson access to Jan. 6 footage. When it was announced, CNN and other leftist groups got upset. But nothing compares to the angry reaction when Carlson showed some of the footage on his top-ranked Fox News program on Monday night. The program showed footage indicating that the Jan. 6 Committee had falsely conveyed the circumstances of Sen. Josh Hawley’s evacuation from the Capitol, had falsely added audio to clips, had not pursued evidence that mysterious protester Ray Epps had lied about his whereabouts, and had concealed evidence that Jan. 6 protesters who had entered the Capitol were not treated as threats.

The media and other partisans shrieked in horror that this footage was being shown to the American people. It burst through the media-enforced narratives about the day.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., took to the Senate floor to call for the censorship of Fox News, where this author is a contributor, and prevention of more footage being made available to Americans. He said Carlson exercising his freedom of the press was a threat to democracy.

As one former White House reporter put it, “It’s frightening to see Senate leaders demand a media company ‘stop’ reporting on the government, police, issues of law and justice.”

Surely this would be an opportunity for the otherwise weak and feckless Senate Republicans to show some backbone, right? Wrong.

Romney said that showing Americans footage from Jan. 6 meant Carlson had gone “off the rails,” and compared him to Alex Jones. He also went after McCarthy for being transparent with the American people. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., took a break from working on an amnesty bill to tell Raju that Carlson showing new footage of the protest that countered the left’s narrative was “bullsh-t.” South Dakota Sens. Mike Rounds and John Thune, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, and North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer also fell for the media campaign against Carlson.

Leading the group was Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Raju invited him to bash McCarthy. It’s not saying much, but McConnell was at least smart enough to decline that opportunity. But he did take the opportunity to attack a media outlet for daring to say something different than what a police leader said. Really. He said, “It was a mistake, in my view, for Fox News to depict this in a way that is completely at variance with what our chief law enforcement official here at the Capitol thinks.”

Let’s leave aside the abject offensiveness of the Republican leader saying journalists must simply repeat what governmental authorities say and not show video footage “at variance” with what the government says. What is McConnell doing? Seriously? The man only rarely speaks on camera to reporters, so his decision to do so is intentional. He brought a prop — the statement from the government official — to wave around for the camera.

Even if he didn’t agree with every journalistic decision Carlson made, he could have said any number of things to serve the American people — and Republican voters — instead of serving Chuck Schumer and CNN.

He could have said he welcomed the transparency regarding the footage from Jan. 6, that Pelosi’s manipulation of that footage was sinfully wrong, and that it should not have taken two years to get this footage to the American people.

He could have said something in defense of the First Amendment-protected right of assembly and to petition government for a redress of grievances. He could have reminded Americans about how awful it is that left-wing rioters are routinely allowed to firebomb or otherwise desecrate Christian churches, pro-life pregnancy centers, the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse, police precincts, the Atlanta site of the cop-training facility, the Keystone pipeline, and downtown Seattle.

He could have talked about the importance of election integrity and security, noting that the 2020 election — and the radical changes to the laws and processes governing it in the months leading up to it — had been bad for the country. He could have mentioned how Big Media and Big Tech conspired to meddle in that election, and that messing with people’s elections is a major problem in this country and something about which Americans have every right to be upset.

He could have said Carlson’s journalism was a reminder that one can never trust narratives from corporate, left-wing media such as CNN, the outlet where Raju works. He could have listed the lies and deceptions put forth by that network, such as the recent news that they intentionally suppressed journalism about the Wuhan Institute of Virology because they thought it might help their political opponent Donald Trump. He could have mentioned their years-long Russia-collusion hoax. He could have mentioned their lies about Kavanaugh, in which they falsely and repeatedly portrayed him as a serial gang rapist.

If he wanted to be something of a squish, but not a complete squish, he could have even said, “I think Tucker might have been a little too dismissive of the violence we experienced, but he did a remarkable service by airing so much important video that Democrats tried to hide.”

When Raju ran over to McCarthy to do his damage control over the Jan. 6 footage, McCarthy handled it with ease. Raju asked a loaded and inaccurate question and asked McCarthy whether he regretted giving the American people a chance to see the footage.

In the clip above, McCarthy also reminded CNN about how it had negligently handled information about secure locations for Capitol personnel. Boom. Easy. Effective.

And new Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance took to Twitter to criticize reporters for asking him to bash Carlson but not asking about Schumer’s push for censorship of non-leftist media.

Instead of doing things like that, McConnell copied the political framing and approach of Schumer, and ran off to Raju to supercharge the left’s latest bogus narrative.

Republicans, you have a serious problem.

In the middle of the midterm elections, McConnell went out of his way to sabotage candidates and their voters, once again pushing Democrat narratives about “candidate quality.” McConnell, the country’s least popular politician, did nothing to stop Romney from running a shadow campaign against a sitting GOP senator, fellow Utah Sen. Mike Lee. After he led the Republicans in the Senate to a loss, he responded by helping Democrats pass their $1.7 trillion omnibus bill, cheerleading for Biden’s Ukraine war, and campaigning with Joe Biden.

Instead of punishing Romney for his act of sabotage against fellow Republicans, he punished the victim by removing him from a powerful committee. Other Republican senators have also been punished by the famously vindictive and petty McConnell for not supporting his re-election as Republican leader.

Elon Musk, of all people, said it best when he tweeted of McConnell, “I keep forgetting which party he belongs to.”

It is a cruel joke on the nation that this guy is still the titular leader of Senate Republicans in Washington. Are there not even a sufficient number of adults in the Republican conference who have the stones to say something — to do anything — on behalf of Republican voters? Or are they just weak, mute cowards? At what point do they have the guts to say: “Mitch, enough is enough. Whatever limited good you may have done in the past, you cannot be a leader in the party when you defecate, day after day, year after year, on the voters you purport to represent.”

This article was published by The Federalist and is reproduced with permission.

Fraud in the Arizona Election: There’s No Evidence!!

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A lot has been said about election integrity in the past few years. It’s been a divisive topic because the people who challenge election results are often the losers. The winner’s “side” can’t reconcile the fact that maybe, just maybe, their candidate didn’t win, so they embark on a quest of sheer cognitive dissonance, not caring that they, too, are disenfranchised by an election devoid of any shred of integrity.

They scream, “Grifter! No evidence!” They mock those who attempt to ensure one of our most sacred rights is protected for all people. The movement to “fix” our election issues knows that when fixed, everyone’s vote will count. I am consistently stunned at the vitriol with which the “other side” attacks those who seem to care more about their attacker’s vote being counted than the person doing the attacking does.AThe 2020 election aside, I don’t think another election in modern history has been so transparently broken/stolen/mismanaged to the point of utter chaos than the Arizona midterm election in 2022. It was so clearly a mess that to deny such, in order to proclaim “there is no evidence, and a judge said so too!” you must literally twist yourself into a pretzel and bury your head in the sand. I will review just a few of the most egregious issues with the hopes that this may serve as a resource for those who still give a damn about living in a free country. This isn’t detailed or even fulsome; however, our more detailed reporting is linked throughout.

Improper Ballot Image Size and the Curious Case of the Heat Maps

In 2022, there were serious technical issues for voters. The majority of these issues occurred across Maricopa County, a county that represents 62% of the total population of the state. On election day, reports began flowing in that people could not get their ballots to scan once they voted. Arizona has print-on-demand ballots, so voters can go to any voting precinct, provide their address, and get the ballot representing their area. There were 7,000 ballots rejected by the machines every HALF HOUR in Maricopa County from 6-8 PM, never mind the rest of the day.

Voters were assured that their ballots would be counted if placed in a separate drawer. We later learned through election workers’ affidavits that no suitable procedure was followed to ensure those ballots were treated properly. We also learned that 19″ ballot images had been printed on 20″ paper, a problem the county knew about and was allegedly investigating, as it had also happened in the previous two elections.

The County supervisors didn’t tell anyone they were aware of this issue and were in the midst of a root cause analysis to figure out how it happened. They kept that from the public.

So, thousands and thousands of voters cast their ballots on 19″ images printed on 20″ paper. Those ballots needed to be duplicated to proper sizes and scanned to be counted. We later learned that Robert Jarrett, the elections director, could not produce a SINGLE duplicated ballot, and none of the processes was followed to have those duplicated ballots attached to the original. We learned that only because Kari Lake was granted the ability to have an expert (Clay Parikh) spend just a few hours at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center (MCTEC) and look at certain batches of ballots.


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Writing Code to Flip Votes ‘Very Easy to Do’ But ‘Hard to Stop,’ Programmer Warns Arizona Senate

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“Don’t use machines, because you can never, ever trust them to give you a fair election,” Clinton Eugene Curtis said.


A computer programmer testified this week to an Arizona Senate committee that voting machines are susceptible to manipulation as the panel seeks to require that voting machine components are made in the U.S. and that the source code for the machines used in the state is available to government officials.

Attorney and computer programmer Clinton Eugene Curtis told the Arizona Senate Election Committee Monday that there are multiple ways voting machines can be hacked to change election results.

Curtis, a Democrat, began his presentation with a video clip of him testifying before Congress following the 2004 presidential election about how he believed that the election in Ohio was hacked.

In the video, Curtis explained that in 2000, at the request of a Florida politician, he created a program that “would flip the votes 51-49 to whoever you wanted it to go to and whichever race you wanted to win.” He added that elections officials wouldn’t be able to detect such a program.

Testifying before the Arizona Senate, Curtis said that flipping votes is “very easy to do” but “hard to stop.” The only way to stop it is by not using machines, he explained.

Don’t use machines, because you can never, ever trust them to give you a fair election,” Curtis warned. “There are too many ways to hack them. You can hack them at the level that I did when you first build them, you can hack them from the outside, you can hack them with programs that load themselves on the side. It’s impossible to secure them.

You will never beat the programmer. The programmer always owns the universe. And as long as you have machines — I don’t care which company — as long as you have machines, they are vulnerable to this.”…..


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