A Snake is Loose!

A rock climber worked his way up a sheer rock wall, struggling to get to the top. Just before reaching his goal, he spotted a shelf that looked to be a good resting spot from which to assault the summit. As he pulled himself onto the small rocky shelf, he saw a rattle snake coiled in the shadows in a corner. The snake spoke to the climber: “Will you take me to the top with you? I’m stuck here and will die soon if I cannot get up there.” The climber quickly responded, “I can’t do that, you’ll bite me!” The snake appeared to be close to death from lack of food and water. “I promise I will not bite you. You’re my only hope of survival. Please give me a chance to live!” the snake pleaded. “OK. I’ll give you a lift,” the climber relented.

The climber coiled the snake around his shoulders and away he went, clawing his way to the top of the sheer rock wall. As they approached the summit as the climber reached out to pull himself and the snake to safety, the snake bit the climber on his neck. The man screamed as he and the snake fell, “You promised you wouldn’t bite me. You lied to me. Now we’re both going to die.” The snake replied, “You knew I was a snake when you picked me up.”

How could anyone be shocked at the apparent voter fraud and vote irregularities we are still dealing with in the aftermath of November 3rd’s election? It’s not as if there were no warning signs that this was going to happen. And Donald Trump was NOT the only person or group who warned our government there were possible (and probable) voting issues ahead.

Yes, President Trump warned about potential 2020 voting fraud:

Just last year, a comprehensive report was released that was co-authored by Georgetown University, the University of Chicago and others at the annual Defcon 27 Voting Machine Hacking Village Conference attended by leading cybersecurity experts, hackers, election officials, academics, lawyers and elected officials from both parties. That report revealed these “experts” jointly concluded the scale and the shocking breadth of vulnerability in voting systems used across the country.

Their conclusions included:

  • Commercially available voting system hardware remains vulnerable to attack;
  • There is an urgent need for paper ballots and risk-limiting audits;
  • Voting systems that don’t use paper ballots cannot be audited;
  • New ballot marking devices (BMD) products are vulnerable;
  • Optical character recognition of ballots in high-speed scanners are not infallible;
  • Significant security issues remain in infrastructure and the supply-chain for hardware and software developed in foreign countries that are used in our election systems;
  • Direct recording electronic voting machines (touch screen) have no process in which an audit can be produced nor can they duplicate a record of the voter’s choices;
  • Voters rarely get a printed document that proves who they actually voted for.

These vulnerabilities are well-documented, yet neither Congress nor many of the states have adequately addressed the security, hacking and tampering risks.  If this report wasn’t enough, the National Academy of Sciences produced another comprehensive report in 2018 titled Securing the Vote – Protecting American Democracy Many of the recommendations made in that report were mirrored later in the Defcon 27 report. However, the Academy went somewhat further to make additional recommendations that included:

  • Standardizing election technology standards for the states;
  • Indexing and cross-matching voter registrations across state lines to avoid citizens voting in multiple states;
  • Cross-match voter registration rolls with Census data and perform a regular purge of rolls for voters who have not cast ballots in years and compare to death records;
  • Provide paper audit trails in every election no matter the primary source of voting technology;
  • Require a post-election audit (at least of sample data) before certifying any election results;
  • Perform pilot election tests before any live implementation of new balloting systems;
  • Create federal subsidy incentives for states that adopt Best Practices in balloting systems.

The sordid truth is that, despite the claimed technological advances in balloting systems, the most secure voting system in the world is the one used by third-world countries. That system is where a voter shows up to vote in-person and dips their thumb in permanent purple ink after their paper ballot has been cast, which completely prevents voter fraud.

Every single GOP officeholder and candidate should dig in and demand that every legal vote be counted and every illegal vote should be tossed. Demand a rigorous audit, or challenge via the courts if necessary, otherwise we are no better than a banana republic.  If the GOP ignores this mandate or is perceived to have wilted under the glare of the complicit mainstream media complex and the Democrats without due process, the massive Trump turnout that turned back the “predicted” Blue Wave will stay home in apathy in 2022 and beyond. Why? Because they will rightly believe the system is rigged and their vote really doesn’t matter – because it doesn’t.

Who is in the tank?

Be honest: somebody is not just complicit in what President Trump warned us about, but somebody planned it, funded it, implemented it, and is operating it while we are all watching in disbelief. Who is it?

It’s not a bunch of thugs out for a weekend convenience store hit. It’s an army of folks who all swallowed the Koolaid of despotism, tyranny, and treason. I think by the process of elimination we can at least determine who it’s NOT.

First, it’s NOT Donald Trump. Yes, we can finally pull the plug on the conspiracies propagated by the likes of former CIA Director John Brennan, Rep. Adam Schiff, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Jerrold Nader, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strozk, and a host of other evil Deep State lifers that found their places during the eight years of the Obama/Biden Administration. Is this monumental plan to destroy the U.S. Republic to be replaced by some type of totalitarian utopia in which they all planned on being in leadership? (To be determined)

It’s NOT comprised of Middle Class Americans that do little more than work their butts off to raise a family, build a small company, lead in their communities in local government, social organizations, and serve on the boards of Little League baseball, basketball, and soccer. The vast majority of this group’s adherents are those who once took oaths to serve and protect the United States of America against its enemies, both foreign and domestic. I’m confident those commitments were probably sincere at their utterances, but the constant and consuming buzz of “Me-ism” that permeates the Potomac Valley sucked them into its grip and eliminated the patriotism they once embraced.

“Dan, how can you allege such things? You don’t have proof of that.” I’ll let all of you be the judge of its veracity. But the easiest way for me to justify that is to watch and listen: not to what they say and do in this post-election season, but what they do NOT say or do.

If the group of individuals mentioned above were the true patriots they claim to be, why are they not out in front, leading the cries for investigating all of the voting irregularities that daily prove to be not just a few, but a part of a systematic coordinated effort to overthrow the U.S. election system? And Donald Trump was NOT to be the end of this attempted coup — total control of the nation and its citizens was (and still is) their endgame.

Not one Democrat Party leader has stood to show any effort to push for the viability of the U.S. election system: not Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, Cuomo, AOC, not any Democrat governor or mayor, nor any television talk show host from CNN, MSNBC, news anchor from ABC, CBS, NBC, nor any publisher or editor at the NY Times or Washington Post. And, don’t forget, no Academy Award winner or wannabe from Hollywood, Tech Giant CEO at Facebook, Google, or Twitter, for that matter.

If any American is truly a patriot committed to the Constitution, the Rule of Law, and our Representative Republic, they should publicly excoriate the traitors at the helm of the U.S.S. America who are piloting it straight toward an iceberg similar to the one that took down the Titanic.

Donald Trump did not save the Nation. Our nation has a long way to go. We still have to find a way to uncover ALL the evil that has weaved its web around the heart of the U.S. for one purpose: choke it to death. The American people — at least 72 million who voted against the Deep State — are the ones that are today demanding the transparency necessary to peel away the election onion’s corrupt acts one layer at a time.

We don’t need to stop the exposure efforts with just those of this election. We need to push to uncover the lawlessness within every House of Government in D.C. and our state houses. We need to expose ALL the evil at every level of the process we use to elect those who serve us in government. We need to rid our nation of those who have in the past (and some still today) subscribed to these attacks on free and fair elections.

That snake was in dire straights coiled in the darkness of that shelf when the climber pull himself onto it. The snake was there by his own doing. No one made him go there. He was looking for opportunities to do what snakes do. That climber made a fatal mistake by believing the lie the snake had surely told a number of its former victims. Even though the climber was an honest, hard working climber who just tried to do the right thing, he messed up: he believed what the snake told him and did what the snake told him was the right thing to do! Good intentions are sadly often fatal.

The light of Truth is today shining on the snake-pit in Washington and has begun to shine in state capitals at the same time. The snakes are being exposed. And people are now seeing who the snakes are and identifying their lies.

To finish this, we must rid the nation of ALL the snakes, even if it is just one at a time. Until they are all gone, they’ll continue to seek to find a climber who they can make their next prey.

“Truth will Out”

Saturday Bullet Points: November 28, 2020

It’s that time again. This week has flown by, and it’s been full of big events. Right in the middle of it was Thanksgiving, which kept us too occupied to catch everything in the news. But, don’t worry: we grabbed the most important happenings of the week and have them in today’s Bullet Points.

How does this work? We give you a sentence or two in each bullet point describing a specific story. If you have already heard about it and don’t need any more details, skip to the next one. For more information, click on the link at the end of the bullet point and it will take you to a full story. You’ll never miss a big story and do not have to scroll through a bunch of immaterial ones. Enjoy your Saturday java with our “Saturday Bullet Points!”

Saturday Bullet Points

  • The Mainstream Media for months have breathlessly quoted COVID-19 facts and statistics from Johns Hopkins as “the” go-to data source for everything to do with Coronavirus. CDC data is the primary source for the analysis of Johns Hopkins so as to advise us all on the best things for us to do (and NOT to do) to combat COVID-19. Johns Hopkins gave us this week statistical data that empirically show that COVID-19 death numbers change the total U.S. death numbers very little if any at all! Guess what: the Mainstream Media deleted that information immediately after it was published! For complete details, click on this link: 
  • As you know, the Pennsylvania State Legislature held a public session on Wednesday, November 25th, to analyze alleged voting irregularities in their state because of the public uproar about alleged voter fraud. It was announced Friday that the Arizona State Legislature is having an identical meeting Monday, November 30th, that will include President Trump’s legal team. Add to that the fact that now two-thirds of Americans in an extensive poll state they think there should be a complete recount across the nation because of widespread voting issues. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • It is inevitable. TruthNewsNetwork months ago predicted it was going to happen. Now President Trump has publicly declared that Congress should immediately eliminate the legal indemnification afforded to Twitter, Facebook, and other Media Platforms under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The inevitability of this happening comes from massive partisan censorship by the Tech giants of free speech. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • If the election results stand and Joe Biden becomes President, how will foreign policy change in a Biden Administration? Will President Biden go after the extensive peace agreements in the Middle East that were brokered by President Trump that resulted in Israel signing peace deals with multiple Middle East nations? Few believed Israel would ever reach foreign policy agreements with these and other countries. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi viciously attacked President Trump for issuing a presidential pardon to former Lt. General Michael Flynn. Flynn was railroaded in the Mueller Investigation at the request of former FBI Director James Comey. It was brought to light with the release of classified documents that the FBI pressured Flynn to plead guilty to two charges to stop the FBI from going after Flynn’s son. The FBI was busted. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • One of the nation’s top investigative reporters, John Solomon of Just the News, was key in uncovering the information that led to Flynn’s exoneration. Solomon came forward with details of the process he used, and, for the first time, is sharing those with the public. These expose how evil was the Comey FBI. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • The hatred from many on the Left politically has never been clearer than right now. In the daily information dumps into the public arena that clearly reveal wrongdoing in several states regarding elections, Leftists are bombarding members of Trump’s legal team with threatening phone calls 24/7, social media posts, and messages through other people. Jenna Ellis, one of the Trump Campaign legal team members, shared just how vile these attacks are and how difficult this makes their work to save our election system. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • The day after Thanksgiving has always been the most remarkable and vital shopping day of the year across the U.S. This “Black Friday” saw none of the usual campouts Thanksgiving night by shoppers to be first in line for the blockbuster specials for shoppers Friday morning. COVID-19 has changed all that. Shopping statistics may be just as good when data is made public. If so, those numbers will NOT come from shoppers doing so in-person, but online. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • Here’s a shocker — maybe literally: the Department of Justice has begun a process to change the type of executions used in federal cases that result in a guilty murder conviction with a death sentence. Executions now are exclusively by lethal injections. But new proposed DOJ policies will bring back optional execution methods using poison gas and/or firing squads. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • Remember the supposed “wondrous management” by Joe Biden and Barack Obama in the H1N1 virus epidemic (Swine Flu) in 2009? It showed up in the U.S. in March of that year and by December had infected 60 million Americans. We’re still waiting for an effective H1N1 vaccine. Regarding COVID-19’s vaccines that are about to hit the market, many Swedish people — more than two-thirds — say they will NOT be taking one of the vaccines. Why? The vaccine brought to market in 2009 by drug company GlaxoSmithKline had a most-uncomfortable side effect: Narcolepsy. For complete details, click on this link: 

 

Tucker Carlson Knows More Than we Think He Knows

Tucker Carlson has been known for years as a no-nonsense, gut-punching realist who has a striking propensity to cut straight to the heart of fallacies in politics. And he seldom takes prisoners.

In this 2020 election, Carlson has been more intense than ever, primarily because something about the Biden campaign, the polling, the verbiage of Democrat Party leaders during the campaign, and the calmness exhibited by the Media all did not create a realistic election outcome. Those Dems got their hoped-for vote results — at least initially. But the Media lost it in their glee that voting results showed those several hundred thousand Americans who waited in line for hours and sometimes days to get a good seat at a Trump Campaign rally appeared to be the only Americans who voted for Trump. More voters apparently preferred the guy that spent almost all of his time in his basement-bunker in Delaware, who never held a press conference, and when he DID speak to someone on camera often forgot where he was and sometimes even who he was. Two hundred people at a Biden campaign event was massive.

Tucker is in no way convinced of the validity of all of this, and his disdain for the media hacks that pushed Sleepy Joe to the forefront of election news spills from Carlson’s pores.

Tucker Gets The Media Sychophants

When it comes to cutting through the mainstream media’s claptrap, Tucker Carlson has it down cold.

The straight-shooting Fox News host’s positions have sometimes angered conservatives, but he was right on target on Monday when he delivered a post mortem on the 2020 election that can be summed up in four words:

Collusion in plain sight.

This isn’t the fictional “Russia collusion” kind of tale Democrats and their mainstream media allies foisted on the country for three years, beginning before President Donald Trump was even inaugurated.

It’s a bona fide system of dishonest cooperation in the deliberate service of the progressive agenda between the Democratic Party, the liberal mainstream media and the titans of Silicon Valley to manipulate what American voters know and when they know it.

It’s why the election’s “results” have left so many millions of Americans feeling like the election wasn’t simply lost — they feel like it was stolen. And that doesn’t bode well for the future of the Republic.

“On many levels, the system was rigged against one candidate and in favor of another. And it was rigged in ways that were not hidden from view,” Carlson told his viewers. “We all saw it happen.”

Carlson, as usual, had it nailed.

The Democratic Party’s role in the 2020 election is obvious. As the opposition party, its goal was to defeat Trump and no one can fault Democrats for it.

(The fact that they support a deranged, tyrannical agenda that’s better represented by vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris than the absent-minded, quite possibly criminal, figurehead of Joe Biden is another story. But on the purely technical grounds of team-sport politics, Democrats played their usual dirty game. As the saying goes, politics ain’t beanbags.)

The mainstream media — practitioners of what used to be the profession of journalism, on the other hand, has no such excuse.

As Carlson put it:

“The media openly colluded with the Democratic nominee. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris refused to explain what they would do if they were elected.

“That’s never happened before, in any presidential election in American history.

“But the media allowed them to do it.”

That’s a betrayal of the fundamental purpose of journalism, and an even more fundamental betrayal of the First Amendment that guarantees freedom of the press in the United States.

In the early days of the Republic, newspapers had open political allegiances that were known to friend and foe alike — and often proclaimed in the name of the organ itself — a newspaper called the “Democrat” for instance, wasn’t going to give the Whig side to a story and every reader knew it.

In the modern media environment, however, newspapers, television networks and entire news conglomerates portray themselves as paragons of fairness, but in reality operate as simply public relations vehicles for the Democratic Party.

Their coverage of the summer wave of the “mostly peaceful” riots that swept the country is just one of the most obvious examples.

That First Amendment “Thing”

The First Amendment was intended to ensure a press free of government regulation. What the current system does is ensure statist control over the media, with the media’s slavish compliance — a direct contradiction of the Founders’ vision (not to mention a moral crime against the concept of journalism in the first place).

And hovering over it all, like the vast surveillance state it has become, was Big Tech, the Big Brother of the 21st century.

“But above all, Democrats harnessed the power of Big Tech to win this election,” Carlson said. “Virtually all news and all information you are seeking will travel through a single company, Google.

“A huge percentage of our political debates take place on Facebook and Twitter.

“If you use technology to censor the ideas that people are allowed to express online, ultimately, you control how the population votes. And that’s exactly what they did.

“They rigged the election in front of all of us, and nobody did anything about it.”

The leftist politics of companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter are too well known for even the most blindly partisan Democrat to deny.

Building on years of documented anti-conservative bias, all three companies played a role in the 2020 election — some more openly than others.

The suppression of news potentially proving a link between Joe Biden’s son Hunter and corrupt political and financial figures in China and Ukraine showed conclusively that the executives of Twitter and Facebook are more than willing to keep Americans ignorant of information about favored politicians.

Google’s impact, on the other hand, has been less obvious, but might ultimately have been more effective for progressive purposes.

As argued by Carlson’s guest Robert Epstein, a self-described liberal concerned about the power wielded by the world’s largest search engine, Google has the power to sway votes simply by what it shows its viewers — or declines to show.

“There’s no question that they set about after the 2016 election to make certain President Trump, who I do not support by the way, to make sure he was not re-elected,” Epstein told Carlson.

“If you’re a Democrat and you’re a liberal, you like what Google and, to some extent, these other tech companies are doing, you like it. It’s to your advantage.

“The problem, though, is that we don’t know who Google is going to be supporting tomorrow.”

And that’s the real question: The mainstream media’s abdication of its job of informing Americans of what’s really happening behind the scenes, in favor of cheerleading for one particular side, has stripped the institution of its power to protect the country from potential misrule.

Instead, news outlets appear to be intent on perpetuating misrule by the Democratic Party.

Still, and contrary to what the mainstream media, Democrats and Big Tech are arguing now, the 2020 election still is not concluded — and won’t be until the Electoral College meets to select the president-elect in mid-December. What happens then will likely set the nation’s course for the foreseeable future.

But there are even bigger issues than that ahead.

In a country where the mainstream media is in bed with the political party that controls the House of Representatives and could well control the White House and Senate come Jan. 20, in a country where every major form of information technology supports that political party, where are Americans supposed to go for truly free information?

No matter how the Electoral College votes, no matter who takes the oath of office in January, more than 150 million Americans cast votes in the 2020 election (accepting, for the sake of argument the idea that all those Biden votes were legitimate). More than half of them are going to know in their souls that, as Carlson put it, there was nothing “fair” about it.

It was collusion in plain sight all right, and the rest is claptrap.

Tucker Carlson gets that. So do 75 million other Americans. Media hacks, Democrat Party leaders, and Democrat “sheepel” believe those 75 million and tens of millions of other Americans are too stupid to see the truth.

They see it — they ALL see it.

Do Facts Really Matter?

Tuesday TruthNewsNetwork published an Op-Ed penned by Liz Peek. We share others’ writings from time to time to give our readers a perspective primarily on politics other than ours’. The title of our story yesterday that included Liz Peek’s Op-Ed is “Another Perspective From Another Writer: Diversity in Thought!” If you did not read that story, I recommend before moving forward here today, you take a few moments and go back and read it. (here’s a link to the story: https://truthnewsnet.org/11737-2/

I post on my Facebook page a short snippet of each day’s TruthNewsNetwork.org story with a link to the page. Yesterday was no different. One of my Facebook friends, Willie Sheppard, Jr., commented on the Op-Ed that we published. Willie Sheppard, Jr. is an African American who is native to South Louisiana, played football at Louisiana Tech University as a defensive back around the turn of the century. Willie lives in Florida now and is a businessman. He and his college sweetheart have a son who recently left Mandeville, Louisiana, where he had a stellar high school football career and is finishing his freshman season playing football at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

To be clear, Willie and I had a Louisiana Tech University connection of sorts. At the time he played, I was the Color Analyst on the Louisiana Tech Football Network. I “analyzed” Willie’s on-the-field play in the context of a football game. But, honestly, I can say our interactions were scarce. I am not certain, but I believe Willie played for the Arena Football Team, the Bossier-Shreveport BattleWings a year or two before I bought the team.

Willie is a Democrat who, based on his Facebook page, is not fond of Donald Trump. From time to time, he comments on stories we publish about politics. Needless to say, he seldom is complimentary of Donald Trump: personally, professionally, and certainly not as President. Often people who read those Facebook posts and his comments are not very kind to Willie. But he always takes their responses in stride and is seldom mean or crude. I like that!

What you see below is Willie’s comment on my Facebook page in response to the Op-Ed Liz Peek wrote that I’m certain you read before starting this. Willie’s response to her Op-Ed illustrates much about the current state of American politics. I thought it would be good to discuss this post and analyze, at least in part, where our political environment is today.

Willie Sheppard, Jr.

(This comment is regarding the substance of Liz Peek’s Op-Ed; punctuation is Willie’s)

Lol. I tried to read it with an open mind as usual. She lost me at “nitwits”. I could return a few choice nicknames her way but when do we decide to be adults? Smh. She talks of “nastiness” then name calls. lol. I cannot make up this level of hypocrisy.
I used to think “they really don’t see it”. Now I believe that they do and simply don’t care. It’s all good though.  Since I was a young teen, one of my greatest pleasures has always been seeing bullies get theirs. That’s what we saw with this election and that’s what I’m enjoying with the people who are struggling with the results. You ignored a nasty bully that said any and everything he felt he was big and bad enough to say…Even applauded him for it. And the American people punched him in the eye and fired him.
He continues to act like the spoiled, entitled child he has been all his life, and now with him being 1-35 (The 76-77 Tampa Bay Bucs are shaking their head at that record) in post-election litigation, the courts are giving him the spankings he didn’t get in life and should have while the world watches and applauds. The man is spitting on our democracy and he said he would do it if this election didn’t go his way. It continues to not go his way and I’m invigorated by it all.
A couple of extra article-based comments:
-The audacity to think that a man who came into the White House after bragging about sexual assault…Making fun of handicap…. Calling the mothers of NFL players (ALSO AMERICANS) who were Peacefully Protesting “bit*hes” and dozens more egregious things should get some sort of applause when he does his job is beyond rational thinking to me.
– Please…please PLEASE Donald Trump(or any Trump run again in 2024. Make it easy for us.
-If that’s who conservatives want to be their voice, then this divide is here to stay because it shows that what I said above. Little is cared for in regards to truly bringing this country together. Not just the Conservative Americans but all Americans. The divide and almost gang-like mentality is wanted. That’s cool. I told you where the numbers are going regarding the 2 sides.
Have a great day. After the General Services Administration bittersweet announcement yesterday, I know I will.
Sweet because it’s going to hush some folks and we are finally going to get this thing rolling…Bitter because I was enjoying the public worldwide acknowledged spankings Donald J was receiving. Bullies almost always get theirs in the end.👊🏿

Comments

  • Willie’s level of hypocrisy drips from his Facebook response;
  • He “assumed” whoever he’s speaking of “really didn’t see IT,” without saying what “IT” is. Then another assumption, “They do (see it) and simply don’t care.” Wouldn’t it have been enlightening for us all to know what Willie was referencing? Maybe then an honest conversation could ensue. It’s hard to know what people think unless they tell us. My wife of 45-years proves that to me daily;
  • He enjoys seeing bullies get theirs. Willie perceives bullies to be of the conservative ilk and that no one that thinks politically like Willie is a bully. Oh, and there has NOT been any bullying from “their side.” I guess those with whom Willie identifies are all above bullying anyone, and only conservatives do that;
  • “People who are struggling with the results.” Willie missed the entire basis for the angst 75 million or so Americans have right now over this election. “It ain’t over, Willie!” No presidential election is over when the media declares someone a winner. There is NO “Office of the President-Elect” in the United States! NONE exists nor ever has. And NO ONE is elected until the electoral college meets in December. That’s what those Americans are struggling with: how can Democrats ignore the U.S. Constitution, the Rule of Law, and just declare their candidate the victor?
  • No one punched Donald Trump in the eye. Remember: one famous American said, “It ain’t over until it’s over.” If Willie thinks the ring official raised Joe’s hand in victory, it hasn’t happened;
  • How old were you, Willie, when you met Donald Trump? Where did you study his life? You haven’t! How do I know that: he did NOT live as a “spoiled, entitled child.” He worked his butt off in Queens growing up. Yes, his father helped him get started in his own business. The success after that point was instigated over a 50-year career by Donald Trump. If you’ve never started a business, it’s hard to relate to entrepreneurship. And anyone who claims to have an ability to factually label someone who has done so as being “spoiled and entitled” reveals only something about themselves;
  • Willie’s insults for what he describes as “sexual assault” and making fun of “handicap” is classless. Everyone reading this today knows the context in which those occurred. And if Willie expects anyone to believe that he has never said anything he regrets, he’s sorely mistaken. Regarding the “making fun of handicap” person has been disproven dozens of times. It’s just an easy talking point for liberals to use as a weapon against Trump. And they’re proficient at that;
  • Please, Willie, point to the speeches, the actions, the conversations in which President Obama, by more than just a talking point, did anything to bring this nation together. At the end of the Obama Administration, this nation was far more divided — and purposely so — than ever in my 63 years. And if anyone is so blind as to look at Trump’s accomplishments for people of color, women, Latinos, Asians, and all classes of white Americans and will still state what you did about division, they have no ability nor desire to reach any educated or objective conclusion. “Unity” is not a talking point for Mr. Trump as it was with Obama and is for Joe Biden. Biden has, during campaigning, sown far more seeds of divisiveness than he has of unity — even name-calling;
  • “Gang-like mentality?” You mean, like ANTIFA, Black Lives Matter, rioting, looting, destruction of public and private property, terrorizing private citizens, destruction of historical monuments: you mean like that? Not many conservatives are guilty of that. There IS a Mob: the Leftist Mobsters whose chief weapon is to ignore their issues while screaming about others’;
  • By the way: the GSA doesn’t have the authority to declare anyone President, and they didn’t do so. Mr. Trump met with the head of the GSA and said he would go ahead and approve dollars and cents for Joe to prepare his transition.

Summary

When put in context with what we are facing today, Willie’s reply fits well in our political landscape: left v. right, liberal v. conservative, all fueled by anger and unwillingness to find consensus. Name-calling seldom achieves any consensus. Demeaning someone certainly will not. Pointing out differences for the sake of pointing out differences achieves nothing.

To move America down the road, we don’t need Joe Biden or Donald Trump. We don’t need Barack Obama or George W. Bush. We need today’s Americans to join together for one common goal: to find ways to work together to make this nation the best we possibly can.

Here’s the problem: there are too many people unwilling to lay aside differences to find consensus, swallow hard to join with others of different perspectives, and work together. And as long as there are Facebook posts like this one, as long as there are people who feel the only way to win is to not just defeat an opponent but to then stand over them and scream insults again and again, we will never be a united America.

One final note: I’ve reached out to Willie and invited him to join me on “TNN Live” today at 9 AM to discuss this Facebook post and this story. As of the writing of this (Tuesday evening at 6:00 PM) I’ve not heard from him. I won’t speculate at this point; I hope he joins me. Why don’t you tune in. at 9 AM Central just click on this link: https://www.elasticplayer.xyz/truthnews That will take you right to the show. It’s two hours, interactive with phone calls, and we discuss the very important matters of the day.

By the way, on our Wednesday show, we wade into the latest news and information about what’s happening in resolving these election results. There’s new information out there!

Here is a link to the timeline of events following election day 2000. It took 37 days to complete election results that named George W. Bush as the 43rd president. Feel free to download if you wish.

2000 Election Timeline: https://truthnewsnet.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/2000-Events-Timeline.pdf

 

Another Perspective From Another Writer: Diversity in Thought!

From time to time we at TruthNewsNetwork publish editorials penned by others. Why do we do that? To give all our partners a glimpse at what other conservative Americans think about our issues of the day. And, believe it or not, sometimes these other conservatives have differing thoughts from those of us here at TruthNewsNetwork.

Such is the case today. An Op-Ed writer who many see published at FOX News online from time to time weighed-in with a look at the uproar surrounding our lives today at the hands of a really nasty and possibly disastrous 2020 presidential election. Liz Peek joins us today to give her version of this important chapter in our nation’s history that might possibly be the darkest chapter yet in election corruption.

Please know that what you see in this Op-Ed does not necessarily express the views of TruthNewsNetwork. This is Ms. Peek’s Op-Ed, and we respect her opinion.

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Liz Peek

According to a new Rasmussen Poll, 61% of Republicans think it is “very likely” that Democrats stole the election.

Really, why wouldn’t they?

For four years, Democrats and their handmaidens in the liberal media have lied their heads off, spinning false narratives aimed at undermining President Trump. Why would Trump supporters trust them now?

The Russian collusion story, which the president rightfully deemed a “hoax,” was the granddaddy of misinformation campaigns. It led to the appointment of a special counsel and an exhausting investigation that ensnared and ruined the lives of entirely blameless people like retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and his son.  As Rep. Gary Palmer, (R-AL) said, after the release of transcripts showed that Obama officials and Democrats knew they were peddling falsehoods, “It is now clear that Adam Schiff lied to his colleagues, that he lied to the media, and that he lied to the American public.” Congressman Schiff, (D-CA) wasn’t alone.

Democrats in the House impeached President Trump for pushing officials in Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden’s activities while he was our government’s point person in that nation. Little did we know how appropriate Trump’s request was. In recent weeks it has become clear that Joe’s son Hunter Biden did indeed participate in questionable activities in that corrupt country and that his father may have protected his interests.

Democrats and their media partners denigrated the president from day one, telling tall tales of nefarious self-dealing and portraying the Trump White House as dangerously unstable.

In 2018 the New York Times published to great fanfare the op-ed by “Anonymous,” in which the author claimed he was one of “many” high-level employees in the Trump “administration who are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.” The Times claimed its author was a “senior official,” and implied that President Trump posed such a threat to the country that it simply had to break its long-standing rule against running anonymous pieces. Turned out, the author was Miles Taylor, who at the time served as deputy chief of staff to the secretary of DHS – in effect, a nobody.

Never once did the mainstream media applaud Trump’s many victories, like the return of hostages from abroad or trade concessions made by Beijing. His breakthrough diplomacy in the Middle East was greeted with a polite yawn.

The left-wing media joined Democrats like Michelle Obama in lying about Trump’s immigration program, claiming it was his White House that initiated the policy of separating children from their parents at the border. Oh, the lamentations over “children in cages,” until it turned out the worrisome photos were from 2014 and that it actually was the Obama administration that began the maligned practice.

So many lies, so much nastiness. But nothing – nothing – prepared Trump supporters for how powerfully the mainstream media, Twitter, and Facebook were to jump on the scale to ensure Biden’s victory.

No one could have imagined that a documented story about Hunter Biden’s shady dealings in Ukraine and China during the years that Joe Biden served as vice president would be banned – literally banned – on social media. It was impossible to foresee how all dissenting voices on COVID policy and practices, including from senior health experts, would be silenced in order to hurt Trump. Nobody expected that an unelected media magnate – Twitter’s Jack Dorsey – would control what President Trump could say to the public.

Trump supporters, cheered that 56% of the nation claimed they were better off than four years before, could not and do not believe that he could fail to win reelection. Unlike the Left, those folks understand why he was elected in 2016. They know it was because people were fed up with the elitist globalism of Barack Obama and liked the unabashedly pro-US message from an outsider candidate. They were sickened by the treacly excesses of political correctness and hungry for a president determined to protect them from terrorists, tighten our borders, and take on China.

Liberals have a very different idea about why President Trump was elected in 2016. Writing in Foreign Policy recently, Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes argued that “Trump built his political brand … by encouraging many Republican voters to see themselves as belonging to a shrinking white majority that can only maintain control of the commanding heights by undemocratic means.” These nitwits and others in the smug intelligentsia who so despise Trump and the people who voted for him do not understand that millions of Americans love their country, and want a president who shares that enthusiasm.

When Obama declared in 2008 that small-town Midwesterners “get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them … as a way to explain their frustrations,” it wasn’t a “slip;” that’s how he feels.

Tens of millions of Americans have lost faith in our institutions, our media, and now in our elections. After months of Democrats rewriting the voting rules, extending deadlines, and pushing mail-in voting, only 44% of Republicans, a month before the election, thought the ballots would be “accurately cast and counted nationwide,” a record low. Those doubts are now fueling uncertainty about the election outcome – uncertainty encouraged by President Trump. Unhappily, there appear to be enough instances of vote irregularities to feed suspicions, but not enough to overturn the results.

Trump supporters will want the president to be their voice going forward. Whether he chooses to run again in 2024, or whether he is content to be a senior party influencer, Trump is not going away. But now, to maintain his powerful voice and leadership, he needs to concede. The Left is using his refusal to admit defeat as more proof that he is undermining our democracy. He cannot allow this to be his legacy; his presidency has been so much bigger than that.

Trump should confound the Left, as he has done on so many occasions, by calling off the shaky legal battles and by stepping aside. If only for now.

What Will Happen If The Current Vote Count Stands?

Let’s just imagine all of the challenges to the election turn up nothing that would justify an overturn of the results. That would mean on January 20th we’d be watching the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President. What will the Republicans do?

I’m not talking about what they might do on that day. Let’s think for a bit about what the next four years might look like. The 2020 election has provided fertile ground upon which Republicans can spend the next four years doing to Joe Biden what the Democrats did to Donald Trump and George W. Bush.

For four years, Democrats and their media allies trumpeted every claim, no matter how baseless or crazy, that Trump’s 2016 election win was illegitimate and fraudulent. Despite zero evidence that so much as a single vote was interfered with, Democrats peddled the hoax that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to elect Trump. Even after the Mueller investigation exonerated Trump and his campaign from the collusion scenario, Democrats, led by the shameless Adam Schiff, continued to allege collusion. Their simple goal was to undermine and delegitimize the Trump presidency. It clearly worked to the degree it appears that some voters turned their backs on Trump even as they voted Republican down-ballot.

As Biden’s razor-thin win in a handful of states that pushed him past the 270-electoral vote threshold needed to win the presidency, Trump and his allies claimed that voter fraud and other Democrat-led schemes stole the election. Unlike the bogus Russia bunk, however, there are documented voter fraud issues and other unexplained results that call into question the election. For example, one analysis found that Biden underperformed Hillary Clinton in every major city except, conveniently, Milwaukee, Detroit, Philadelphia and Atlanta. Because of this and other election oddities, a significant chunk of voters don’t believe Biden actually won the election. He’ll now spend four years governing an America in which just under half of its citizens believe he wouldn’t have won had everything been done fairly and squarely.

Though he managed to get far more done than people give his team credit for, Trump governed under a dark cloud for most of his presidency. His team had to waste precious time and energy defending him against the Mueller investigation with its plethora of Democratic hitman lawyers and corrupt FBI personnel. The media aided this assault by running stories over the last four years based on anonymous sources, most of which ended up being false. That in itself did serve a purpose: it revealed that the current crop of journalists are not journalists at all. No president has had to undergo so thorough an investigation on such thinly-sourced claims. Trump may be lots of things, but he is as patriotic and faithful to America as any man who ever occupied the Oval Office.

Assuming Republicans can win one of the two Georgia runoff Senate seats, Mitch McConnell and the Republicans will maintain control of the U.S. Senate. That means Ron Johnson and Lindsey Graham will be able to continue their investigations into both the Obama administration’s spying on the Trump campaign, transition and administration and, more problematic for Biden, the allegations against Biden family influence peddling in Ukraine, China and Russia. And Joe Biden today faces a felony warrant issued for him in Ukraine.

Democrats and the media will continue to ignore the growing evidence something improper occurred, especially given Tony Bobuliski’s unimpeachable statements. Regardless, there appears to be more evidence of possible wrongdoing than ever existed in support of the Russia collusion hoax. Should the smoke become fire in the coming year, Biden might find himself calling Trump for advice.

Finally, it seemed only yesterday that Democrats and their media sycophants were charging that Diebold voting machines had altered votes in favor of Republican candidates. As you may recall, the head of Diebold, Walden O’Dell, happened to be a Republican who donated to George W. Bush and other Republicans. The unproven allegations against Diebold were breathlessly reported in a who, what, when, and how tale so complicated only tin foil hat folks on the left-wing fringe could “understand” it. The punchline is John Kerry might have won Ohio and become president in 2004 after the Supreme Court intervened in the 2000 election for Bush, but the Diebold machines allegedly moved votes to Bush, which of course wasn’t true.

Fast-forward 15 years and instead of Diebold as the villain, we are now being flooded with stories about how Dominion voting machines switched or erased Trump votes in 2020. It just so happens that 96 percent of Dominion’s political donations have gone to Democrats. We know that the Dominion machines did flip at least one county’s votes in Michigan from Trump to Biden. Trump’s 73 million supporters will be speculating about whether similar flips occurred in other counties in other key battleground states, though thus far this is unproven. That MAY change before inauguration day.

The fact of the matter is Biden’s call for unity is like the kid in your class who lost every game, but always shouted “starting now” only after he was ahead. In the days since Biden asked Republicans to turn the other cheek, his old boss Barack Obama launched his book promotion by claiming that Trump only won in 2016 because too many Americans are racists. Obama followed that left hook to Main Street America by then denigrating Trump as a dictator despite the fact that it was Obama who arrested and investigated journalists during his presidency.

So, you see, according to Democrats, if not for the Supreme Court in 2000, fixed voting machines in 2004, and Russian interference in 2016, no Republican would have won the presidency since 1988. One legacy of Trump is he taught Republicans how to fight back. Thus, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Biden, if the current election results stand, will serve under a cloud of suspicion and feel the heat as investigators dig into every nook and cranny of his family’s life. If Republicans pick up the handful of seats they now need to take back the U.S. House in 2022, Biden and the Democrats will rue the day they made Schiff their attack dog.

Turnabout is fair play, especially in politics.

Saturday Bullet Points: November 21, 2020

I do not need to tell you this past week was hectic and full of all sorts of information — some true and much NOT true. It’s been insane to try to wade through it all and determine which is which. I think we have it.

Let’s catch up on the week’s most important items, some of which you certainly missed. We watch 24/7 for you. We’ll give you a sentence or two in each bullet point that describes the contents of a full story. If you want more details, just click on the link at the end of those two sentences. It takes you to the complete story to get all the facts you need.

Thanks for sharing our Bullet Points. Have a great weekend!

Bullet Points

  • Dominion Voting Systems is a company with a bullseye on their back. They’re the company that provides election processing for 30 of the 50 U.S.states. They are also caught in the furor of the claims of rampant voter fraud. Friday morning their leadership was to appear before the Pennsylvania Legislature to answer questions. But without notice, they simply did not show up. Rather than give you a bullet-point, take a look at this video of a member of the Pennsylvania legislature explaining followed by a graphic explanation of the Dominion irregularities in voting:

  • As crazy as is the determination of winners from the November 3rd election, the state of Pennsylvania takes the cake. Pennsylvania is infamous for voter fraud in every election all the way back to the turn of the century: the PREVIOUS century! And it’s not getting better. While everyone is frantic to get to the actual vote count in Pennsylvania, the state Legislature has voted to do a complete vote audit. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • This election just solidifies the concerns of millions of Americans that our Media have lost total touch with the Americans to whom they speak. There are two questions they must answer before 2022: “How did the Media get it so wrong?” and the second question, “How did Donald Trump do so good!” For complete details, click on this link: 
  • If Republicans think the November 3rd election was a dog fight for the ages, they haven’t seen anything yet. Two United States Senate seats are at stake in a Georgia runoff election, and with it the majority control of the Senate. The GOP MUST win those to cement their Senate control. A loss means pretty much every conservative ideal will be tossed to the trash-heap of politics. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • Dr. Redenfield who runs the CDC plainly stated this past week we should NOT close schools: our children need the social interactions and are 99.9% certain to NOT become infected with COVID-19. Dr. Anthony Fauci echoes REdenfield’s sentiment. So if Democrats adhere to their political mantra for ten months: “Listen to the Science,” why are we closing schools anyway? For complete details, click on this link: 
  • With what seems to be a strong possibility — a “blue” White House — the cries for canceling student debt are deafening and will only grow louder. But is canceling student debt a good idea? Will it really help students from low-income families? Does doing so make sense? For answers to these questions and complete details, click on this link: 
  • Though we’re told the Georgia vote recount is complete, do we really know how the vote in the state actually came out? In fact, we may never know for certain. And one election official has been fired for multiple cases where he seemed to forget about several thousand votes that just happened to NOT be counted. Are there more still out there? For complete details, click on this link: 
  • Jeff Zucker showed the news world how to build a totally partisan anti-conservative news network. Do you know how difficult that must be? One would necessarily throw out all journalistic integrity  and coach everyone at the network to adopt the fundamental principle used in every interview and every story: demean the other side. Zucker runs CNN and apparently, he’s on his way out. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • Evangelist Kenneth Copeland has found himself in a bit of a pickle. Apparently, a Russian hacking group has found their way into Copeland’s ministry’s computer network and are threatening to wreak havoc on his ministry. Ransomware in computer systems around the world has cost numerous companies hundreds of millions of dollars. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • Did you know Joe Biden has now officially become the oldest person in U.S. history to be waiting for election results to confirm if he will be the next president? That sounds odd, especially with the election results still on hold. But Joe turned 78 on Friday and now holds that title by himself. (Does he even know that?) For complete details, click on this link: 
  • It is uncontroverted that millions of American private citizens own firearms. It is also not logically refuted that there are multiple militia far-right groups that are not happy at the possibility of a Biden presidency and may take to arms if that happens. Though that is a scary thought, it is a reality. For complete details, click on this link: 

NOTICE: Please Read Update Below!

At approximately 8:55 AM Central time this morning (Friday), our international streaming company experienced massive failure is their satellite uplinks. We could NOT start our show and gave notice it was a temporary pause. However, because of their issues, TNN Live will NOT air today (Friday). We’ll be back in full swing Monday morning.

Don’t forget our “Saturday Bullet Points.” You can get a weekly “refresh” of the top 10 things that happened during the week that you may have missed. Catch it Saturday morning when you get up and are having coffee.

Sorry for the TNN Live interruption. Have a great weekend!

Dan

Election Fraud is Not Just Happening — It’s Rampant

Let’s be totally honest: implementing mail-in balloting in the U.S. is akin to asking a six-time convicted pyromaniac to run a fireworks stand by himself during the July 4th holiday period. Each invites wrongdoing that often result in illegal activities that can reap deadly results.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the inherent cautious moving about towns and cities was the perfect facilitator for those who saw an opportunity to find voting opportunities with which to impact election results. After all, Americans have known for years just how dangerous mail-in voting can be.

The nonpartisan 2005 Commission on Federal Election Reform, co-chaired by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, noted among its many findings and recommendations that because it takes place outside the regulated environment of local polling locations, voting by mail creates increased logistical challenges and the potential for vote fraud, especially if safeguards are lacking or when candidates or political party activists are allowed to handle mail-in or absentee ballots.

Even with this dire warning, Nancy Pelosi and others in the Democrat Party raced toward massive mail-in voting for the 2020 election using the COVID-19 pandemic and its inherent threats to those who vote in person as an excuse. Numerous states (mostly Democrat led) fell in line with Pelosi’s call for vote-by-mail, all the while ignoring the warnings from her Democrat Party buddy Jimmy Carter  about potential voter fraud.

The fact that today we are hearing of documented cases in the thousands of voter fraud November 3 and in the days that followed seems to bear out those 2005 warnings from the Commission for Election Reform. This rush to throw the entire election process into mass chaos in just a few short months hint that there just may have been surreptitious purposes for the Democrat Party push.

Thursday’s press conference with the Trump legal team and the one hour plus trove of information documenting massive voter fraud and ballot manipulation appears to confirm former President Carter’s concerns with mail-in voting.

But seldom is anything in politics brand new — even massive voter fraud and vote manipulation. So we looked back at the history of U.S. voter fraud. Boy, were we surprised at what we found! We thought we’d share a few cases with you to put what we are now facing in context. And, believe it or not, courts have actually tossed elections out the window over voter fraud in elections.

Plenty of Historical Voter Fraud for Everyone

Here are 15 instances in which courts threw out an election result based in whole or in part on absentee voting fraud, from The Heritage Foundation’s database and other sources.

  • In one of the most high profile cases, the North Carolina Board of Elections decertified the outcome of the 2018 race in the 9th Congressional District and ordered a new election after evidence of absentee ballot fraud emerged. About 61% of all mailed votes were cast for Republican candidate Mark Harris over Democrat Dan McReady, although only 16% of those requesting a ballot were Republicans. In the new election, Republican Dan Bishop stepped in as the party nominee and won.
  • In 2018, Dennis Jones beat Tracy Gray by one vote in a Republican primary in Texas for a seat on the Kaufman County Commissioners Court. Gray challenged the outcome, alleging a vote harvester submitted illegal mail-in ballots, while eligible provisional ballots went uncounted. After a hearing, a state judge invalidated the results and ordered a new election, which Gray won by 404 votes.
  • In another 2018 Texas case, Armando O’Cana seemingly won a run-off race for mayor in Mission, Texas, beating incumbent Norberto “Beto” Salinas. But after strong evidence emerged that O’Cana’s campaign had bribed voters, tampered with absentee ballots, and improperly “assisted” voters at the polls, state Judge J. Bonner Dorsey invalidated the result, saying: “I hold or find, by clear and convincing evidence, that the number of illegal votes was in excess of 158.”
  • In 2017, Eatonville, Florida Mayor Anthony Grant was convicted of a felony charge of voting fraud and misdemeanor absentee voting violations. Prosecutors said that as a candidate in 2015, Grant coerced absentee voters to cast ballots for him. In at least one case, prosecutors said, Grant personally solicited an absentee vote from a nonresident. Grant, a former mayor, lost the in-person vote but won the election with more than twice the number of absentee ballots that incumbent Bruce Mount got. After Grant’s indictment, then-Gov. Rick Scott suspended the mayor. After his conviction, he was sentenced to 400 hours of community service and four years’ probation.

This case was more than a decade after the Florida Department of Law Enforcement concluded: “The absentee ballot is the ‘tool of choice’ for those who are engaging in election fraud.”

This 1998 report came after the department concluded an investigation of Miami’s mayoral election the year before. A judge had thrown out the result after prosecutors brought  a massive fraud case that involved more than 5,000 absentee ballots.

  • In 2017, an Alabama state judge reversed the result of a race for Wetumpka City Council in which incumbent Percy Gill appeared to have won by three votes. Gill’s opponent, Lewis Washington, contested the outcome. A trial showed eight absentee ballots cast for Gill either had a forged signature or weren’t notarized or signed in front of the requisite number of witnesses.
  • In the 2016 race for mayor of Gordon, Alabama, Elbert Melton won by just 16 votes. Melton later was convicted on two counts of absentee ballot fraud and removed from office. He was sentenced to a year in prison and two years’ probation.
  • In 2016, Missouri state Rep. Penny Hubbard won the 2016 Democratic primary in the state’s 78th House District by just 90 votes. Her opponent, Bruce Franks Jr., contested the outcome over a lopsided absentee vote tally. Judge Rex Burlison ruled that enough improper absentee ballots were cast to change the results and ordered a new election. Franks won by 1,533 votes.
  • In 2016 in Texas, former Weslaco city commissioner Guadalupe Rivera pleaded guilty to one count of providing illegal “assistance” to a voter in a 2013 race he won by 16 votes. Rivera admitted filling out an absentee ballot “in a way other than the way the voter directed or without direction from the voter.” A judge determined that 30 ballots were cast illegally and ordered a new election, which Rivera lost. He initially faced 16 related charges, but 15 were dropped as part of a plea deal. He was sentenced to a year of probation and ordered to pay a $500 fine.
  • In 2015, Fernando Gonzalez clinched a win by 10 votes over Sergio Dias for a seat on the city council of Perth Amboy, New Jersey. After a determination that at least 13 absentee ballots were cast illegally, a state Superior Court overturned the results and ordered a new election. The second time, Gonzalez won by nine votes.
  • New York State Assembly candidate Hector Ramirez pleaded guilty to one count of criminal possession of a forged instrument during his 2014 campaign. Prosecutors charged Ramirez with deceiving voters into giving their absentee ballots to his campaign on the false premise that it would submit them. Instead, Ramirez’s campaign inserted his name on at least 35 absentee ballots, prosecutors said. Ramirez initially won, but a recount determined that he lost by two votes. Bronx Supreme Court Justice Steven Barrett ruled that Ramirez could not run for office again for three years.
  • In 2014 in Pennsylvania, Richard Allen Toney, the former police chief of Harmar Township, pleaded guilty to illegally soliciting absentee ballots to benefit his wife and her running mate in the 2009 Democratic primary for town council. Prosecutors said Toney applied for the ballots, then had them filled out illegally by individuals who were not expected to be absent on Election Day. The absentee ballot count flipped the primary results, securing a victory for his wife’s running mate. During a subsequent FBI investigation, prosecutors said, Toney attempted to prevent two grand jury witnesses and others from testifying. He was sentenced to three years’ probation.
  • After a 2012 federal investigation of a voter fraud conspiracy in West Virginia, Lincoln County Sheriff Jerry Bowman and County Clerk Donald Whitten pleaded guilty to stuffing ballot boxes and falsifying absentee ballots to try to steal a Democratic primary election in 2010. Lincoln County Commissioner Thomas Ramey pleaded guilty to lying to investigators. Bowman and Ramey were involved in helping Whitten get re-elected. He won the primary but a judge overturned the election, tossing out 300 fraudulent ballots.
  • One of the more complex cases arose in a rural jurisdiction when the Justice Department brought a civil suit against Noxubee County, Mississippi over a massive absentee voter fraud operation run by the local Democratic Party machine. Prosecutors said notaries paid by the machine took ballots from mail boxes and voted the ballots in place of the intended voters.

On June 29, 2007, U.S. District Judge Tom S. Lee issued an opinion finding that county Democratic Party Chairman Ike Brown worked with the county’s Democratic Executive Committee to manipulate the process. Lee determined that Brown violated Section Two of the Voting Rights Act through racially motivated manipulation of ballots, obtained and improperly counted defective absentee ballots, and allowed improper “assistance” of voters to ensure that his favored candidates won.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment. The Justice Department entered into a consent decree with Noxubee County’s superintendent of general elections, administrator of absentee ballots, registrar, and county government to prohibit discriminatory and illegal voting practices and require officials to report such incidents.

“Dozens of contests were overturned there by the state courts,” said Adams, who was involved in the case as a Justice Department civil rights lawyer at the time.

  • In 2004, the Alabama Supreme Court overturned the results of a mayor’s race in Guntersville after finding that absentee ballots were cast without proper identification and should have been discarded.
  • In the 2003 mayor’s race in East Chicago, Indiana, challenger George Pabey defeated eight-term incumbent Robert Patrick on Election Day, but lost by 278 votes after about 2,000 absentee ballots poured in.

Evidence of voter intimidation and vote buying emerged and the Indiana Supreme Court ordered a new election. Pabey won with 65% of the vote, as detailed in the 2008 book “Stealing Elections” by journalist John Fund. The fraud led to at least seven convictions or guilty pleas in 2008, according to the Heritage database.

Summary

I know, these cases primarily dealt with local and state elections and not federal cases. That makes NO difference in this conversation. Federal elections are conducted as part of and managed within local election systems and by local election personnel. This certainly makes it easier for federal voter fraud because it occurs simultaneously as the local elections are proceeding. That makes it much easier to hide.

The Rudy Guiliana press conference on Thursday was shocking. It is chilling to think that if even 10% of the alleged voter fraud and manipulation is found to be true, this will certainly be the greatest theft of votes and voting criminality in any election in United States history.

The saddest part? I anxiously awaited to see how the media members at that press conference would respond in their news reports. Scarcely a whiff of the overwhelming allegations have been mentioned as of this writing. That serves to confirm exactly what this Mainstream Media have allowed themselves to morph into — nothing more than press spokespeople for the radical left.

Think about this: this alleged wrongdoing was uncovered the night of the election. Real journalists would never standby totally ignoring the thousands of claims and just benignly wait for someone to hand them evidence. True journalists would have rushed to polling offices, demanded interviews with voting officials, and would have harassed poll workers to get facts to either prove or disprove the allegations of rampant illegalities. But not this media. We’ve heard instead numerous on-air dismissals stating over and over “They gave us no evidence — no facts.” That in the wake of this fact: numerous lawsuits have already been filed that each contain reams of evidence and sworn affidavits and are part of the public record that any REAL journalist can access! Not one of these so-called journalists has done so.

What will happen if anything? I have no idea. But even if the court cases complete with depositions, affidavits, and personal testimonies fall short of achieving any real measure of election integrity, one can rest assured this election fiasco will be fully investigated after the fact. There will be numerous stories, documentaries, and books published that will evidence this as the most corrupt election in U.S. history.

Are We Facing an Election Do-Over?

Who knows what the outcome will be in the wake of the revelations of voter fraud, vote irregularities, obstruction of legal poll observers at numerous locations and the obvious war to put Joe Biden in office with little regard for the integrity of this presidential election. Let’s just say this: regardless of the outcome there will be at least 70+ million American voters incensed at the results!

What happens if, for some reason, the courts find it is virtually impossible to puzzle through the dozens, hundreds, even thousands of vote issues and deduce a reasonable and constitutional solution?

Is an election “Do-Over” possibly in the cards?

Set The Stage

For all the headlines about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, no hard evidence evidence showed up, at least publicly, showing that President Trump or his team were involved. Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), though proclaiming dozens of times on national television that he had “uncontroverted evidence that proved beyond any doubt that Donald Trump colluded with Russia to change votes and give him the victory in 2020, never provided Americans a shred of proof there even was such evidence.

But suppose that such evidence did come to light — what would happen if it became clear that Trump or his advisers colluded with the Russians?  This isn’t the only type of wrongdoing the investigations could uncover, but it’s among the most serious because it would cast doubt on the legitimacy of the 2016 result. So, is there a process for dealing with a finding that in essence invalidates an election?

When it comes to presidential elections, the answer is: not really. The laws and processes around national elections have grown up in a piecemeal fashion over time, with state and local laws governing the administration of presidential elections. And the Constitution itself focuses more on ensuring stability than on administering elections. As a result, there aren’t clear procedures for how to handle questions of legitimacy after the fact — especially when those questions involve the presidency.

Breaking this down requires taking a step back to think about the origins of the Constitution and the problems it was designed to solve. First off, the American presidency is kind of a strange office. It combines the duties of a head of state with duties of a head of government. (Many countries divide those duties — for example, by having both a president and a prime minister.) The Constitution gives the president the power to lead the executive branch — the responsibility to “take care” that the laws are faithfully executed — and places that person in charge of the military(although Congress retains the power to declare war).

After some rocky years under the Articles of Confederation, many (though not all) political leaders were ready to make tradeoffs, allowing a more powerful central government that could ensure stability. That was one of the reasons for having a national executive under the new system — the Articles of Confederation didn’t have a president, which made it harder to enforce laws, deal with rebellions and forge national policy out of the demands of different states. There were a lot of considerations when figuring out how to select the right person for that new role, however. The substantial power of the office meant that the president needed to be a person of competence and character; to be independent from Congress; and to be able to represent the nation and not just a few states or population centers. Selecting such a person through a direct election was out of the question; it was difficult for many of the founders even to imagine a national election, or that attempting one would achieve the intended goals. Furthermore, disputed elections are, by definition, destabilizing, so the Constitution is designed to maximize the chances of a conclusive outcome, particularly for the nation’s most powerful office, the presidency.

The framers gave the Electoral College broad discretion to resolve disputes as it saw fit: The text of the Constitution pretty much says an election is legitimate when the Electoral College says it is. It doesn’t lay out a process for do-overs. Occasionally, courts have ordered new elections for offices other than the presidency after a proven case of fraud or error. (Or gerrymandering — a court in North Carolina ordered new state legislative elections, though this order has been put on hold.) And a Senate election was once redone in New Hampshire because it was too close to determine even with multiple recounts.

But whether this kind of re-do is allowed for presidential elections is a more complicated matter. Some legal scholars maintain that the language in Article II of the Constitution prevents holding a presidential election again, thus putting it beyond the power of the courts to order a re-vote, as they have occasionally done for other offices. Others suggest that there is legal precedent for a presidential re-vote if there were flaws in the process. One instance in which this question arose was the “butterfly ballot” from the 2000 election, which may have caused some voters to choose Pat Buchanan when they meant to vote for Al Gore in Palm Beach County, Florida.

If the 2000 election had taken some different twists and turns, the re-vote question might have come up in a serious way, and it’s not clear what the courts would have decided. At least one federal court has suggested that the courts could order a new election. In 1976, a District Court in New York heard a case alleging voter fraud in several urban locations. The court’s opinion maintained that federal courts had a role to play in ensuring free and fair presidential elections, arguing: “It is difficult to imagine a more damaging blow to public confidence in the electoral process than the election of a President whose margin of victory was provided by fraudulent registration or voting, ballot-stuffing or other illegal means.” This assertion challenged the idea that presidential elections occupy a special category beyond such court remedies. However, in this case, the court didn’t find sufficient evidence that voter fraud had altered the outcome, or even occurred at all. As a result, its claims about presidential elections were not evaluated by higher courts and have never really been tested.

So experts disagree about whether courts can order presidential elections to be held again. That’s not great news for angry people hoping for a do-over. And even if it is constitutionally permissible, there’s much broader agreement that the standard for invalidating an election result and holding another vote is quite high. University of Memphis law professor Steven Mulroy stated that courts will usually entertain this option only if they determine a violation of rules that would change the election outcome. In the case of the 2016 election, this would likely require proving tampering in several states where the vote was close — enough to change the result in the Electoral College. In that case, a few states would vote again, not the entire country, Mulroy said. But this is new territory, and no one knows for sure.

It’s worth noting that the U.S. has been through a number of challenging presidential elections. The 1800 election ended in an Electoral College tie, and some politicians mulled over the possibility of holding a new election. Critics alleged that the 1824 election was decided through a “corrupt bargain” among elites, allowing John Quincy Adams to become president even though he won neither the popular vote nor the electoral vote. The election of 1876 had irregularities (including alleged vote suppression) in several Southern states, and an imbalanced commission ended up handing the Electoral College vote to Rutherford B. Hayes even though he had lost the popular vote. People are still debating John F. Kennedy’s razor-thin margin in 1960, the honesty of the votes in Texas and Illinois that year, and even Richard Nixon’s decision not to challenge the results. And, of course, the 2000 election presented lots of problems — confusing ballots, hanging chads, questions about recounts. Each of these instances was different from the questions hanging over 2016, but they offer some context for how our system handles questions of electoral legitimacy.

Sometimes these questions seriously undermine a presidency, as it did with John Quincy Adams and to a lesser extent Hayes, who had already promised to serve only one term. Other times the noise fades from the public conversation and governing proceeds, fulfilling the constitutional goal of stability rather than months (or more) of electoral disputes.

In most of the historical cases, the main question was how the Electoral College votes would be allocated in each state. Once those have been cast, the case for questioning a presidential election or gauging which side really won becomes a lot more difficult. Of course, the Constitution does have one mechanism for undoing the results of an election: impeachment. That process, however, is focused on individual wrongdoing (or, through a separate process, inability), not electoral irregularities. In that sense, even if collusion revelations were THE reason for Trump’s impeachment (which were NOT the reasons), the process wouldn’t really address the question of whether his election had been legitimate in the first place.

The lack of an established process for reviewing elections points to a larger issue: The structures established by the Constitution assumed a world in which the presidency and the Electoral College were not fully absorbed into a contentious national party system. That vision has long since been replaced by one in which presidential elections are national contests over policy agendas and ideas. The text of our Constitution has never been changed to reflect this reality. Instead, the Electoral College remains the final word on who gets to be president. When it comes to the possibility that the winning side colluded with a foreign power to influence the election outcome, the Constitution doesn’t offer much in the way of a plan.

Summary

It’s simple: there is NO easy fix. In fact, there’s NO real fix at all other than proving (or disproving) the legal votes cast with any votes cast illegally and compute the results. No doubt that process is not going smoothly and clear and accurate results that show who really won may never be validated.

There’s one thing that IS a certainty though. It makes little difference, or maybe NO difference at all, who is declared the winner by whatever group or court. The loser’s followers along with millions of other Americans will be enraged. I can only imagine the actions that voter-consternation with the final results will ignite.

I expect there will be violence, and probably violence that is unimaginable. In that scenario, will anyone win?

Yes, but only the Mainstream Media.

That tells the real story of today’s United States. We’re so divided, so entrenched in political ideology, so diverse in opinion, the Media have pounced on this condition as an opportunity for THEM to enhance their acceptance among the electorate.

Sadly, their doing so only magnifies our differences that will exacerbate uproar that quickly will morph into violence.

Should that occur, we can be certain of one thing: the Media will never acknowledge their role in creating this Armageddon. They will blame the “Orange Man,” a reflex action they’ve used for five years to always deflect blame for everything that goes wrong.

Lesser men would have long ago thrown in the towel.

Trump has never been tagged as a “Lesser man.” And it’s doubtful he would have any problem “fading the heat” should that happen. He’ll just smile and keep on trucking during his second term.