“Do You Miss Me Yet?”

It’s safe to say that political things are a bit different since Donald Trump moved to Florida. In fact, politics, in general, made a sharp turn hard left with this new administration. That was not supposed to happen. After all, Trump was defeated by the so-called “moderate” Democrat, Joe Biden. Biden had been a regular in middle-of-the-road Democrat Party politics. How things have changed.

Joe Biden appears to have given the keys to the kingdom to the extreme left in his party. Subsequently, ALL of the “pet-policies” of the Democrat Party leftists have replaced everyone of Trump’s conservative ideals. Trillions of taxpayer dollars pumped into Democrat Party giveaway spending programs, a presidential cabinet full of hard leftist bureaucrats, fleeing from centuries of Democrat commitment to law enforcement while vocally supporting the actions of Black Lives Matter, ANTIFA, and other socialist groups have become the signature of the Biden Administration. And Congress has benignly marched right along with those moves, rubber-stamping totalitarian policies never before seen in the U.S.

And Biden’s just getting started!

Have you noticed how Democrat Party Leaders, though ridding the world of that dictator Donald Trump, continue to rail against him personally while daily ditching almost every measure instigated by Congress or executive order on his watch? Sadly, almost each of those made dramatically positive impacts on American citizens. Why would Democrats cancel those actions which almost immediately destroy jobs, drive up consumer prices and inflation, and shrink Americans’ take-home income? There’s only ONE reason: they are horrified at the thought of Donald Trump running for a second term in 2024. And they think if they repeal all the good he did, Americans will forget that all that “good stuff” happened on his watch and that the “Orangeman implemented them.”

Putting all this in perspective, it’s a good time for Donald Trump to ask Americans that one big question: “Do you miss me yet?”

Every day of every week as Joe Biden (with the assistance of Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and a fawning in-the-tank media) drives the U.S. with breakneck speed toward certain destruction. Sadly, Joe Biden seems not even to recognize our peril.

“Politics makes for strange bedfellows.”

It bears repeating — because I had to let it sit and trickle into my mind for a few minutes.  On its face, it’s quite simple.  In politics, people would ally themselves with folks they otherwise wouldn’t for the sake of what all involved perceive as the common goal.  And these people may not always be politicians.

Into the political blogosphere came Donald Trump in 2015. The blustery billionaire from Queens was anything BUT a politician. Oh, he had indeed dabbled in politics through his support for others’ campaigns. But, Donald Trump as a politician was WAY beyond belief — until that day, he, with Melania in hand, took the escalator ride into a world that changed them forever. And they were not the only ones whose lives were forever morphed into something unexpected.

Forget the naysayers in the media, the NeverTrumpers, and the RINOs. Despite the best efforts of some of its once-leading figures to unlearn the lessons taught by former President Donald Trump, the Republican Party is in great shape going into midterm elections next year and is setting the stage for the 2024 presidential election. Staying the course will propel it to victory.

After a change in power in Washington, it is customary self-indulgence to predict that the other party is not only defeated but likely to go extinct. This past election was no exception. In March, President Joe Biden said he had no idea if there would even be a Republican Party in 2024. Former President George W. Bush said Republicans “want to be extinct.” The facts say otherwise. Setting aside the furiously contested presidential election result, Republicans gained seats in the House in 2020 and will likely build on that performance next year, taking control of one or both houses of Congress.

In a rare act of candor that was never meant to be public, Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), who almost lost her seat, told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats after the election that radical views like defunding the police cost Democrats and would hurt them more in the future. She said: “If we are classifying Tuesday as a success from a congressional standpoint, we will get f—ing torn apart in 2022.” How right she is.

Yet Democrats have not heeded her warning. Instead, they have misinterpreted the 2020 result as a mandate to indulge their most radical instincts. They have wasted trillions of dollars on an economy that simply needed to be reopened and plan to waste trillions more while raising taxes dramatically while pretending that they will only target the wealthy. They have mused about packing the Supreme Court with activists. They have gone to war against domestically produced fossil fuels, which we rely on, making us energy independent. They have invited a wave of illegal immigrants to our southern border and increased the quota of often-radical and always-broke refugees they plan to admit. They have indulged critical race theory and its attempt to redefine America and cast all political opponents as inherently racist. Their more radical members have even dabbled in anti-Semitism by labeling Israel, a nation where Arabs and Jews alike can vote and stand equal before the law, an “apartheid state”—an insidious way of siding with those who favor the destruction of the Jewish state.

The result so far has been the early onset of inflation, which amounts to a tax hike—one, incidentally, that hurts the poor the most. Gas prices are out of control. Every class of assets in America, especially equities and housing, has been radically inflated by bad policy, setting the stage for crisis. People being paid extra for not working are making the rational choice not to work, impeding recovery. Excessive government spending in 2021 and 2022 may make a recession in 2023 or 2024 a mathematical certainty. Democrats took all of four months to mess up the Middle East. They have even made American cities terrible again thanks to leniency toward criminals, rioters, and looters, although that effort preceded the last election.

But what about the turmoil in the Republican Party, which recently ousted Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from the second-ranked spot in House leadership? The move actually paves the way for better performance from the Republican Party. Some from the old GOP would like to forget about 2016, even if they paid lip service to its verdict during the Trump years. This is exhibited by an unwillingness to obstruct Biden nominees as Democrats did to Trump’s with even fewer Senate seats, a desire by some to rejoin the job-exporting Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, and failing to stand up to the woke mob and its corporate adherents.

Here’s the deal: Trumpism isn’t a set of specific policies, but a willingness to fight, a refusal to accept the terms of political debate set by the Democrats and the media, and a realignment of the party toward blue-collar workers. Liz Cheney rejected all of this innovation. She wanted to fight her own party. She wanted to assist Democrats and the media in smearing all Republicans with the January 6 Capitol riot—a move that Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting in refusing to go along with the House bill to establish a commission to investigate it.

Cheney’s replacement, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), is far from a perfect conservative and has a checkered voting record. But her job in leadership is to fight the Left on whatever opportunistic ground presents itself and put out the messaging necessary for the coming midterm elections. She excels at both. The fact that the GOP can have an open and honest debate — and adopt course corrections in full view of the public — is an asset, not a liability. The extremism of the Democrats, coupled with most Republicans’ desire to retain what is best about Trumpism, forecast successful GOP outcomes in 2022 and 2024. The GOP isn’t about to go extinct. It’s flourishing more than ever.

Summary

So Trump eyes today’s political Holocaust play out daily as the eyes of more and more Americans are open to the lunacy of the Left. Democrats didn’t expect those policy changes that were certainly supposed to swing the nation left were so caustic, so deadly, and would affect the immediate egregious effects on the populace. And it’s all happened so in the faces of the American people! They’re happening too quickly and loudly for the Democrat Party media to disguise them.

We’ve been told Donald Trump will begin MAGA rallies soon. The fact that those are coming back must petrify hardcore Democrats. With those rallies, Trump galvanized conservatives across the nation. People saw and heard him without the filter of the media. And they determined for themselves who he is.

After seeing firsthand how successful his policies were while President gives voters the confidence that a second Trump Administration would certainly untangle the nation’s mess today, MAGA rallies will once again put Americans face-to-face with the author of the best economy from top to bottom for citizens in the U.S. in decades.

Yeah, I’m pretty sure the answer from a growing consensus of Americans to that question, “Do you miss me yet?” will be a demonstrative “Yes!”

I’m pretty sure the hard leftists will once again do their best to destroy him just as they did for the four years he served us all. And that angers them even more!

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“Ready, Set, Go!” 2022 Midterms Are Just Around the Corner

I know many Americans feel it’s too early in planning for upcoming elections. But the truth is that if a candidate planning on making a run for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2022 is behind today unless they’ve started their campaign processes. And in this heated Congressional environment, Republicans and Democrats had better “get on the stick.” If they don’t, they’ll be left standing in a sunset come two Novembers from now. Remember: 2022 is just months away.

House Democrats are beginning to confront the challenging reality awaiting them in the 2022 midterm elections amid a spate of retirements and dim redistricting prospects.
Democrats had hoped that brightening economic and public health outlooks combined with ongoing discord within the GOP would save them from the kind of electoral thrashing that historically besets the president’s party in midterm elections.
But privately, some in the party are beginning to acknowledge the uphill battle they will face next year when their narrow majorities in the House and Senate will be on the line.

“I think it’s starting to set in a little bit,” one Democratic consultant and former House staffer said. The consultant noted “a lot of optimism” among Democrats earlier this year after they captured the Senate majority and President Biden was sworn into the White House.

“There are things to be optimistic about, and it’s not like the Republicans have it all figured out either,” the consultant added. “I just think we need to be realistic about things, that history isn’t really on our side.”

The challenges for Democrats have come into clearer focus in recent days.
Rep. Cheri Bustos (D), who narrowly won reelection last year in a western Illinois district that former President Trump carried in 2016 and 2020, said on Friday that she would leave Congress after her current term. She joins two other House Democrats, Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick (Ariz.) and Filemon Vela (Texas), in announcing retirement plans.
With Bustos out, six Democratic incumbents are set to reelect next year in districts that Trump carried in 2020.

There are likely more Democratic retirements to come. Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.) is expected to announce plans on Tuesday to run for Florida governor, potentially leaving open a Pinellas County swing district that Republicans had held for decades before Crist was elected in 2016.

Two other Florida Democrats, Reps. Stephanie Murphy and Val Demings are seen as potential contenders for statewide office. In Ohio, Rep. Tim Ryan (D) is foregoing reelection to his closely contested House seat to run to replace retiring Sen. Rob Portman (R).

The party was also dealt a setback over the weekend in the race to replace the late Rep. Ron Wright (R-Texas) when Democrat Jana Lynne Sanchez fell just a fraction of a percentage point short of qualifying for a runoff election, ensuring that a Republican will succeed Wright.

Democrats saw their majority in the House shrink to one of the smallest margins in decades after a worse-than-expected performance in 2020. Twelve of their members were defeated by Republicans, while every GOP incumbent held their seat.

“We were all expecting to gain seats last year too, and that’s when we were playing offense,” one Democratic strategist who worked on key races in 2020 said. “We’re on the other side of things now, so yeah, there are some reasons to be wary about next year.”
Democrats now claim a six-seat advantage in the lower chamber, though that edge will soon temporarily increase to seven seats when Rep.-elect Troy Carter (D-LA) is sworn in to serve out the remainder of former Rep. Cedric Richmond’s (D-LA) term.

Other upcoming special elections may alter that margin slightly. Still, Democrats will have little room for error if they hope to preserve their House majority in 2022, and history tends to side against the president’s party in midterm elections. Democrats lost seats in both midterm elections while former President Obama was in office. Republicans lost their majority in 2018, two years after Trump won the White House.

Democrats’ midterms strategy this time around bets heavily on the notion that voters will reward the party’s lawmakers for passing a tranche of far-reaching legislation they say will prove transformative, especially as the country begins to pull itself out of the coronavirus pandemic.

Among congressional Democrats’ early accomplishments is a $1.9 trillion stimulus package. Biden has also put forward a sprawling infrastructure proposal that would touch nearly every part of the country. For Democrats, the hope is that 2022 could resemble the 1934 midterms when Democrats expanded their House majority thanks to a prolific first two years of former President Franklin Roosevelt’s tenure in the White House.

“It’s almost incontestable that the economy is going to be roaring back by 2022. If you couple that historical rebound with these packages passed in their entirety, I will predict that the Democrats will expand their majorities,” said Jonathan Tasini, a progressive strategist and former national surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-VT) 2016 presidential campaign.

“There’s no question that the Republican base will be motivated,” he added. “But what I feel confident about is that voters will turn out in 2022 and support the Democratic Party if the agenda that is now before us passes.”

Democrats are also hoping that the disunity that has roiled the Republican Party in the wake of Trump’s presidency will continue through 2022, hobbling the GOP’s ability to coalesce behind a common message.

Republicans have so far struggled to find a cohesive line of attack on the Democrats’ stimulus package, which has proven to be broadly popular among the American people.

That doesn’t change the fact that House Democrats are playing defense. The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) unveiled an initial list of 47 Democratic incumbents it plans to target next year and added 10 more Democrats to the list on Tuesday. That’s more than twice as many as the 22 offensive targets announced by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).

Chris Taylor, the national press secretary for the DCCC, said that House Democrats are prepared to run on their early legislative accomplishments. He accused the GOP of elevating “conspiracy theorists” within its ranks and trying to leverage voting laws and redistricting to gain a systematic advantage ahead of the midterms.

“House Democrats head into the midterms with a disciplined electoral strategy, strong grassroots fundraising, and legislative wins for the American people that are putting shots in arms, cash in pockets, reopening schools, and getting people back to work,” Taylor said. “Meanwhile, House Republicans are being led by QAnon conspiracy theorists and are dead set on ripping apart our democracy with suppressive voting laws and unfair maps.”

“American voters know Democrats are focused on helping the economy recover and protecting the integrity of our democracy.”

NRCC spokesman Mike Berg responded that “House Democrats are sprinting toward the exits because they know their majority is doomed. Voters want nothing to do with their socialist agenda that destroys American jobs, raises Americans’ taxes, and opens America’s borders.”

To be sure, a Pew Research poll released last month found Democratic congressional leaders outperforming their Republican counterparts. Fifty percent of respondents said they approve of the job Democratic leaders are doing compared to just 32 percent who said the same of GOP leaders in Congress. Still, Democrats are facing structural challenges in the redistricting process, which appears likely to favor Republicans.

Census data released last week showed the U.S. population shifting to Western and Southern states, like Florida and Texas, where the task of drawing new congressional lines will fall on GOP legislators. Democratic strongholds in the Northeast and Midwest, like New York and Illinois, are set to lose seats in the House next year.

Even in Democratic-controlled states, redistricting could prove challenging for the party. In Illinois, for instance, state lawmakers will be charged with deciding whether to do away with one of its 13 Democratic-held districts or one of its five Republican-held districts, a move that could put the state’s Democrats in more competitive races by adding Republican-leaning voters to their constituencies.

Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN), the chairman of the NRCC, made clear at a House GOP retreat in Orlando late last month that Republicans shouldn’t depend on redistricting alone to hand them the majority next year, urging members to “run through the tape.” But he also projected confidence in his party’s chances of recapturing the House next year.
“Nobody’s going to do this for us,” Emmer said. “You have to work every single day, one, to make sure that you are raising the resources necessary to fund your campaign. And two that the voters know exactly what your positive vision is.”

Summary

What does all this “talk” from the Democrat Party mean to conservative Americans? Let’s be honest: Dems have ALWAYS proven by their actions during election seasons that they are willing to take on the dirty job of getting voters registered, registered, of course, as Democrats, and getting them to the polls to vote. Dems handle that process far better than do Republicans in getting conservatives registered and to the polls. Let’s face it: no “good” political idea is worth anything more than the paper on which it is drafted unless it is sufficient to achieve its objective(s). And when it comes to elections, that is ALL that matters.

The 2022 question is NOT about how hard Democrats will work (and already ARE working) to maintain control of the House and extend their majority in the Senate. Working hard is NOT one of their problems.

On the other hand, will Republicans bust their butts to register and turn out their supporters at the same levels as Democrats? (Is it just me, or does it seem that Democrats just automatically work harder during election seasons?)

Will any party find “the” magic wand necessary to win the day come November 2022? Obviously, one party will win. Whether or not that win will come because of a groundswell of support for this President and his fellow Democrats in Congress remains to be seen. There’s little time between today and November 2022 for campaigning. But there’s plenty of time for the Biden Administration to falter, open pandora’s box of governing horrors, and sustain a national scandal or two before election day.

And then there are the Republicans. Are they (as a group) willing to pay the same price for votes, both literally and figuratively, to send Democrats packing as are Democrats to maintain their political power? As was stated at the top of this story, the GOP struggles a bit for unity right now. Democrats hope President Biden doesn’t give them too much ammunition to use against them in the midterm election.

Know what? The missing link in this entire puzzle is Joe Biden. As much as I hate to say this, I feel it is quite possible: Biden may continue down his present track and show up in the Fall of 2022 with just enough in the way of accomplishments to keep his entire party happy — happy enough to keep his Congressional majorities in place. I think his sole key to doing so is to prevent any typical Democrat Party leadership scandals off the front pages.

That may be a bit too tough for Joe to pull off. Hmmm… Maybe that means that Nancy replaces Joe with that “laugher” from California. Kamala Harris would be the perfect Democrat pawn!

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Elections Really Do Have Consequences…Unless Republicans Win

It’s hard to believe that an actual massive audit of ALL ballots cast in Maricopa County in Arizona last November 3rd is underway. But it’s easy to believe that the Democrat Party, both in the state and nationally, is beside themselves with fear and hatred for the Arizona courts allowing this audit to happen.

Keeping that in mind, here’s a simple question for ALL Democrats and ALL Americans, for that matter: If there was NO cheating in Maricopa County last November 3rd, why are Democrats so worried about an audit’s results?

I think the answer is obvious: “where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” And the only anticipated fire that would make sense for those who watched the actual election process play out is one of exposure — exposure of vote fraud. That’s not declaring that there WAS Arizona voter fraud. It declares that Democrats are concerned about an audit that will expose any fraud that did occur.

And Democrats in Arizona and Washington want that to remain hidden? Why would proving that be such a big deal to Democrat Party leaders?

That’s a great question! Let’s see if we can answer it.

What’s on the Table For AZ’s Audit?

Barack Obama liked to remind us that “elections have consequences.”

Boy, do they! For conservatives like me, the months since Democrats took over the White House and the Senate have been a tsunami of consequences. How do you think I like it when Joe Biden’s handlers aim 60 executive orders at the tip of his pen to effectuate a fundamental transformation of this country? Or when the Democrat-controlled Congress tries to push through statehood for the District of Columbia to guarantee their continued control of the Senate? Or when the southern border is turned into a 2,000-mile illegal-immigrant processing center?

Unfortunately, the political talking point that “elections have consequences” is not recognized as a legitimate principle when Republicans defeat Democrats. That was obvious when Donald Trump won the 2016 election and spent the next four years being vilified as a Russian puppet, a racist, and a danger to the republic. You see, Democrats consider elections to be their most legitimate means of seizing power, but not necessarily the most effective. For them, politics is the continuation of war by other means, and they have been waging war against not just Republicans but against the Constitution for at least the last 50 years.

We could examine the truth of that statement in multiple arenas, including the attempt to repeal or neuter the Second Amendment, the assault on equal rights to replace equality with the Orwellian concept of equity, and of course, the aforementioned unconstitutional push to convert D.C. into a state.

But let’s stick with elections because any political party that controls elections ultimately controls everything else. Nancy Pelosi obviously knows that she made the “For the People Act” her No. 1 priority in the 117th Congress. The Constitution gives authority over federal elections to the individual states that make up the Union. Still, Pelosi’s H.R. 1 would strip that authority from the states and give it to Congress. One provision, in particular, would outlaw the use of voter ID to verify that anyone who casts a vote is legally entitled to do so. Again, as crazy as it sounds, this is the No. 1 Democratic priority.

Let’s say it one more time till it sinks in: Democrats want to ban states from using the most obvious and fair method to ensure that all votes in an election are legal votes — checking voter ID. No wonder millions of Republicans have a sneaking suspicion that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump. What do the Democrats have to hide?

But it’s not just the 2020 election that makes conservatives fear that they are being dealt a hand of three-card monte. Consider what is happening in the state of Montana. Gov. Greg Gianforte just signed two election integrity bills into law. Almost immediately, the state was hit with a lawsuit by the Democratic Party to overturn the people’s will.

Wait a minute? I thought elections have consequences! But you forgot the asterisk that indicates “unless Republicans win.” This is truly infuriating to conservatives. Montana has had a solidly Republican legislature for quite a few years. Still, Montana citizens also elected Democrat governors who liked to wield their veto pens to prevent conservative reforms from being instituted. When Rep. Gianforte left Congress to become governor, it promised a whole new world for Montana Republicans.

Montana is one state that has aggressively stepped out to support controversial Constitutional matters — in some cases as much or more than the other Red States. To ensure the right to self-defense, the state has removed many restrictions on the ability of people to carry guns. Montana was also one of the first states to pass liability protection for businesses reopened despite COVID fears. And in a fit of common sense, the Legislature has banned sanctuary cities in the state: Illegal aliens will no longer be a protected class in certain left-leaning municipalities.

All of those new laws surely will be challenged in court, as they are in other states, but Democrats seem particularly averse to election integrity. They lost no time in bringing suit against two election laws that Gov. Gianforte signed last week. Under House Bill 176, voter registration will no longer be permitted on Election Day but will instead end no later than noon on the day before an election. Senate Bill 169, meanwhile, established requirements for would-be voters to provide some ID both when registering to vote and when actually casting a vote. In a pre-woke world, this would have qualified as bipartisan common sense since its purpose is to prevent cheating. Still, nowadays, we are told that imposing common-sense restrictions on voting is racism and that cheating is just the price we have to pay for being an inclusive society.

Democrat super-lawyer Marc Elias, the guy whom Hillary Clinton hired to engineer the Russia hoax, wasted no time trying to ensure that Montana elections remain a haven for fraud and abuse. His lawsuit claims that the state’s new laws “represent the latest round of legislative shadowboxing aimed at imaginary threats to election integrity, and false accusations of election fraud orchestrated by those seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, now weaponized by the Legislature to impede access to the franchise.”

In short, he claims that the two laws will prevent people from voting. In particular, he says that the laws place an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote for students, Native Americans, the elderly, those with disabilities, and others.

Of course, that is nonsense. The burden placed on those groups is the same as the burden placed on all Montanans and citizens in numerous other states. If you want to vote, prove that you are a resident! That’s racist? It’s not some hideous “cruel and unusual” ordeal that targets any one group. Basically, the voter ID law says you need to produce photo identification or provide the last four digits of your Social Security number or show some document like a utility bill that includes your name and address. Wow! I’m not sure I would even want to participate in a democracy where voters aren’t bright enough to prove they are real people.

As for the new law ending same-day voter registration, that is a long-overdue change. Montana county election officials were increasingly overwhelmed with late voters showing up on Election Day in November 2020 to register at the last minute and sucking up resources that should have been directed toward protecting the integrity of the election itself. And don’t tell me that ending voter registration a day early represents any burden. It’s called a deadline. Get used to it.

Bottom line: Both Montana laws are intended to lessen the opportunity for cheating on Election Day. Why, therefore, is the Democratic Party so intent on eliminating these laws? Georgia’s new voter reform law that set every Democrat on fire does NOTHING except make voting easier, voting times, and numbers of days increased. Every county/voting precinct has a dropbox. That’s considered “voting suppression? Really?

For that matter, why don’t Democrats want a serious, impartial investigation of voting irregularities in Georgia, Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, and Nevada? If cheating took place, shouldn’t we try to find out about it? Apparently not, because Democrat Party attorneys filed lawsuit after lawsuit to prevent anyone from auditing or reviewing the election results from Nov. 3rd.

Taken together, the message of all these lawsuits is clear: Elections have consequences, but cheating doesn’t. And cheating is immaterial — UNLESS you get caught. If you’re the party that controls the “election cops” and what they can do and are allowed to do in investigations of alleged voter fraud, there will NEVER be proven voter fraud!

Democrats certainly know that. In fact, that’s the reason why they push so diligently against the light of truth being shined on election processes in these “marginal” states.

Facts WILL out; truth WILL prevail. America will always be a beacon of truth and fairness — especially regarding our election processes. Dems will have to accept that they will NOT bully Americans into benignly giving away our representative republic to a bunch of sycophants who are driven by their lust for totalitarian power!

To quote one famous redneck: “It ain’t happening!”

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“The Devil Went Down to Georgia” Last Week

Is there any living, breathing American who has not heard that Republicans in the House and Senate of Georgia’s Assembly passed the most restrictive voting rights bill in U.S. history? Have they not heard that Georgia Governor Brian Kemp quickly signed it into law?

Everyone has heard about it. On top of just hearing, Mainstream Media and President Joe Biden have filled newspapers, radio and television news shows, and online news sites with false information about the law! In fact, NONE of the egregious claims made by Democrats at every level of state and federal government claiming that Georgia’s African-American populace will be “disenfranchised” are true.

That bill-now-law has sparked lawsuits, boycotts, and mass outrage among Democrats, who describe the law as a revival of Jim Crow-era racism. But much of the heated rhetoric surrounding the bill, which Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law on Thursday, misrepresents what the reforms will accomplish.

The debate over whether Georgia’s law constitutes “despicable voter suppression,” as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, has claimed, or necessary updates to the state code is significant. Democrats in Washington have used the specter of the law to push a sweeping federal bill aimed at overhauling all elections. They have even threatened to weaken or end the filibuster in order to pass the bill, known as H.R. 1, to fight what they have characterized as racism in the way states like Georgia want to conduct their elections.

Here are some of the most controversial claims about the law — and what issues state Republicans were aiming to address.

LIMITATIONS ON VOTING HOURS

President Joe Biden claimed during his first press conference last week, and again in a statement the following day, that the law would force polling locations to close at 5 p.m. “so working people can’t cast their vote after their shift is over.”

The law does not, however, cap voting hours at 5 p.m. It sets 5 p.m. as the earliest a polling place can close. In fact, the law gives polling places the discretion to remain open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during early voting, which could extend the amount of time people in some counties have to vote.

Rather than restrict the amount of time people have to get to the polls, the law expands it during the early voting period. Every county is now required to offer Saturday voting and is given the option to allow Sunday voting.

TAKING AWAY DROP BOXES

Headlines about the law have warned that the Georgia state legislature voted to remove many drop boxes from the streets, limiting the places where voters could drop off their ballots leading up to Election Day.

In reality, the law authorizes the use of drop boxes for the first time. In 2020, Georgia temporarily allowed people to place their ballots in designated boxes on an emergency basis due to the pandemic. That authorization would have expired, removing the boxes altogether, if state lawmakers hadn’t included a provision to approve them in the new law.

While there may be fewer boxes in the next election than there were in 2020, there would be none if Republican lawmakers didn’t write it into their bill.

FOOD AND WATER

One of the most controversial elements of the law involves whether voters can receive free food and water while they stand in line to cast their ballots. Democrats claim it’s now a crime to pass out drinks to voters at the polls.

It is accurate that language in the bill made approaching voters to give them money, gifts, food, or water within 150 feet of a polling location a misdemeanor.

But that part of the law was designed to crack down specifically on politically affiliated groups handing out free refreshments to voters in line while trying to influence their votes — a practice critics call “line warming.”

The law closes what supporters say was a loophole in existing rules that have long banned soliciting votes too close to a polling location. Election workers, not political groups, can still set up food and water stations at the polls, so long as they remain unmanned.

VOTER ID FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS

Any registered voter requesting an absentee ballot will, in any future election, need to write his or her driver’s license or state ID number on the application in order to receive a ballot.

Voting rights advocates have long argued that any ID requirements associated with voting disproportionately affect people of color and low-income communities. Georgia, however, offers a free state ID that can be used to request ballots.

And supporters of the law argue the shift toward matching absentee ballots with ID numbers, rather than signatures, would cut down on the kind of chaos witnessed during the 2020 election — when the process of signature matching slowed down the vote count and injected too much subjectivity into which ballots got thrown out.

SHORTENING MAIL-IN VOTING

After Georgia and several other states struggled with the unprecedented number of mail-in ballots that arrived in election offices past their legal deadlines, Georgia lawmakers included provisions in their bill to shorten the window of time for mail-in voting.

This is one of the provisions critics have cited when describing the Georgia law as unduly restrictive. Supporters of the change argue this will help prevent ballots from getting thrown out by election administrators for arriving too late.

The window for requesting a mail-in ballot will now open 11 weeks before Election Day — not 180 days before, as it did previously, according to Georgia Public Broadcasting.

That window will now close two Fridays before Election Day instead of on Friday before. If a voter hasn’t filled out and submitted an application for an absentee ballot by then, he or she will not receive one.

EMPOWERING GOP-APPOINTED OFFICIALS

Georgia counties traditionally had autonomy when it came to administering elections, but the new law potentially gives some of that power to the State Election Board.

In addition to diluting the role of the Georgia secretary of state on the board — that position became a nonvoting member seat — the law allows the State Election Board to make changes in counties that have struggled with processing issues.

“Counties with long-term problems of lines, problems with processing of absentee ballots, and other challenges in administration need accountability, but state officials are limited in what they are able to do to address those problems,” Republican state lawmakers wrote in the bill. “Ensuring there is a mechanism to address local election problems will promote voter confidence and meet the goal of uniformity.”

The State Election Board is technically nonpartisan, but the state Legislature appoints its chair, the state House appoints a member, and the state Senate appoints a member — and Republicans control both chambers. The last two chairs on the board are appointed one each by state Republicans and Democrats, effectively giving the GOP control of a board that has now been empowered to intervene in the way even Democratic counties handle elections.

Summary

Are you as tired of the non-stop lies we are getting from the Left regarding everything? It brings to mind that age-old political joke: “How do you tell when a politician is lying? His lips are moving!”

Isn’t that applicable in this issue?

It would be humorous if it wasn’t so deadly. Don’t be lulled into believing these are just “accidental” misinterpretations of the Georgia legislature. It was planned, organized, and distributed in perfect Democrat talking point format for all to use to fool Georgians and the rest of us. Confusion is an art of political manipulation that this Democrat Party’s leaders have perfected into art: the “Art of Politicization.” Any issue that’s thrust into the U.S. marketplace of political ideas with which they disagree, they seed as much confusion and misinformation they can possibly muster among Americans. Why do they take this approach? Because they cannot accept the Truth when the Truth does not fit their political plans for the American populace.

And free and fair elections do NOT fit the Democrat Party plans!

In this caustic political environment in which we live, many Americans have simply opted out of paying attention. Paying attention is too costly, requires too much effort, and exhausts far too much of their time and emotions. Democrats are masters at using that fact in this meticulously created plan to feed their minions falsehoods clouded in misrepresented “facts.” And they simply trust the fact that their followers will simply believe everything Democrat leaders feed to them.

Don’t take the bait!

If it’s the Southern Border crisis, COVID-19/Fauci-isms, anti-light skinned Americans racism just because they’re white, or 2020 election lies, they’re all arrows in the quivers of Democrat party leaders to serve one purpose: confuse Americans — ALL Americans with lies.

How can we be certain about this? Push through the noise and distractions and gets facts for yourself. There’s no other way to get the truth that we all must have to make good decisions.

The leaders on the Left don’t think conservatives will make that effort. They KNOW their Democrat followers will not. It’s bad enough that their party members quickly take the bait. We cannot afford for the other half of the nation to “lazy-out” and swallow those same pills.

Find YOUR facts. Doing so is YOUR choice.

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Now We Know What Trump’s Doing Next!

Conspiracy theories abound regarding Donald Trump’s next step: will he go back to his very profitable business empire? After all, flying around the world on his own 757 private jet to “check-in” on his golf resorts, massive commercial real estate investments, or dropping in on his new “buddy” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sound enticing for a billionaire who happens to wear the badge of “Trump-45.” After all, what does a Septuagenarian with all of President Trump’s accomplishments do to top any of the mountains he’s already eclipsed?

“He’s going to start a new political party!” That story ramped up shortly after it became apparent that the vote count — be it accurate or not — determined that Trump would NOT repeat in the White House. And it’s only climbed steadily since the Biden inauguration. A political group that filed with the Federal Election Commission to gain status for the 2022 election and beyond floated the “word” that Trump was a part of their organization and planned on running for office in 2024 as the leader of the “Patriot Party.”

Speculation about “The Donald’s” next foray into whatever remains at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to know what he’s going to do. And many are anxious — even worried — about Trump’s intentions.

It’s no secret that the GOP establishment despises him. But he’s the perfect foil for the former conservative party that has banished itself to be better known as the “Party of eternal maintenance of the Status Quo.” The RINOs in the GOP have snatched control of conservatism’s ideology and bastardized it into something it never was.

Conservatism formerly espoused a small group of ideas that each embraced the philosophy that government is NOT the answer for the People and all that they need from so-called “public servants.” According to true conservatives, government IS the enemy of the People — specifically “BIG” government. And true conservatives continually fight to keep government small, protect the populace from the greed and lust for power and money that many in government war to obtain and keep while pushing constantly to wrestle any power held by the government from its grasp to return to the People. Lower taxes, true free-market capitalism, freedom of speech, religion, and the right to “keep and bear arms” are the cornerstones of Conservatism. Status quo Government seeks to strip them all away from Americans so that Big Brother controls everything and everybody.

Today’s Republican Party looks NOTHING like Conservative Originalism.

What Will Trump Do Next?

Every Trump supporter knows perfectly well where Donald Trump’s heart lies: he gave it to the American people when he chose to run to be their President. His multiple promises while campaigning were fulfilled by his achievements of most of what he promised! Americans had NEVER seen that from any previous U.S. president. He did not get them all done, but only because legislative and court roadblocks prevented his doing so. His achievements of many and efforts to get them all ingratiated him to the American people. Make America Great Again swept the nation — and even showed up in multiple foreign countries! It appeared that Trump Populism had found a home, had strong backing from a conservative political party (at least in part), and showed the nation just how successful it could become with leadership that truly was “of, by, and for the people.”

Democrats and RINOs were (and are) horrified. Trump threw mud in their faces, showed all Americans how the Establishment lied perpetually for decades while forcing Americans to toe the line to keep political parties balanced. They did that to maintain perpetual political power that would quietly (and stealthily) rule the nation in perpetuity. In doing so, Swamp critters enriched themselves and their fellow swamp dwellers while keeping any detractors from messing up their deal. And they kept the American public oblivious of how good it “should have been” and “would have been” if our government truly worked exclusively for the good of the Nation.

The Swamp won the battle, but the War is still raging.

As we see it, Trump has several options that each seem enticing. Climbing back aboard the company jet and heading around the globe doesn’t seem likely. He’s “been there-done that.” And for those who are not cut from the cloth of entrepreneurship, you cannot understand how a Trump-like businessman thinks: “I accomplished that dream, now what’s next!” There’s where Donald Trump is living.

Regarding politics: he’s been President of the United States! What greater achievement than that could any politician complete? There are Biblical prophets, MAGA Americans, politicians, and even hardcore Democrats who are certain Trump wants to run for a second White House term in 2024. After all, why else would Democrats and other hard-left political hacks spend all their time trying to guarantee Trump CANNOT run again for president? They are terrified!

But for this journalist, I’m not certain Trump WILL run again.  However, at this stage, I cannot say positively that he will NOT run. I’m leaning toward another option — one that would appeal to a Donald Trump who’s already slept about 1200 nights in the White House. He gave us a glimpse of what that might be in a missive he sent to the World on Tuesday.

Read his note below with a clear mind. We’ll regroup and discuss what I think he’s going to do:

The Republican Party can never again be respected or strong with political “leaders” like Sen. Mitch McConnell at its helm. McConnell’s dedication to business as usual, status quo policies, together with his lack of political insight, wisdom, skill, and personality, has rapidly driven him from Majority Leader to Minority Leader, and it will only get worse. The Democrats and Chuck Schumer play McConnell like a fiddle—they’ve never had it so good—and they want to keep it that way! We know our America First agenda is a winner, not McConnell’s Beltway First agenda or Biden’s America Last.

In 2020, I received the most votes of any sitting President in history, almost 75,000,000. Every incumbent House Republican won for the first time in decades, and we flipped 15 seats, almost costing Nancy Pelosi her job. Republicans won majorities in at least 59 of the 98 partisan legislative chambers, and the Democrats failed to flip a single legislative chamber from red to blue. And in “Mitch’s Senate,” over the last two election cycles, I single-handedly saved at least 12 Senate seats, more than eight in the 2020 cycle alone—and then came the Georgia disaster, where we should have won both U.S. Senate seats, but McConnell matched the Democrat offer of $2,000 stimulus checks with $600. How does that work? It became the Democrats’ principal advertisement, and a big winner for them it was. McConnell then put himself, one of the most unpopular politicians in the United States, into the advertisements. Many Republicans in Georgia voted Democrat, or just didn’t vote, because of their anguish at their inept Governor, Brian Kemp, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and the Republican Party, for not doing its job on Election Integrity during the 2020 Presidential race.

It was a complete election disaster in Georgia, and certain other swing states. McConnell did nothing, and will never do what needs to be done in order to secure a fair and just electoral system into the future. He doesn’t have what it takes, never did, and never will.

My only regret is that McConnell “begged” for my strong support and endorsement before the great people of Kentucky in the 2020 election, and I gave it to him. He went from one point down to 20 points up, and won. How quickly he forgets. Without my endorsement, McConnell would have lost, and lost badly. Now, his numbers are lower than ever before, he is destroying the Republican side of the Senate, and in so doing, seriously hurting our Country.

Likewise, McConnell has no credibility on China because of his family’s substantial Chinese business holdings. He does nothing on this tremendous economic and military threat.

Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again. He will never do what needs to be done, or what is right for our Country. Where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America First. We want brilliant, strong, thoughtful, and compassionate leadership.

Prior to the pandemic, we produced the greatest economy and jobs numbers in the history of our Country, and likewise, our economic recovery after Covid was the best in the world. We cut taxes and regulations, rebuilt our military, took care of our Vets, became energy independent, built the wall and stopped the massive inflow of illegals into our Country, and so much more. And now, illegals are pouring in, pipelines are being stopped, taxes will be going up, and we will no longer be energy independent.

This is a big moment for our country, and we cannot let it pass by using third rate “leaders” to dictate our future!

Summary

(Note: Donald Trump really doesn’t care for Mitch McConnell!)

Everything Trump said during his first campaign and as President, speaking to Americans from the White House or a podium in his plethora of MAGA rallies, spoke directly to the average American. He loves the People and despises those in government who seek self-enrichment at the expense of average Americans. He hates that abuse of political power and petty partisanship — by both Democrats AND Republicans.

Many think because of that, he will walk away. After all, there are not many people who can say, “I was President of the United States.”

Donald Trump is not finished yet!

In his letter to Americans above, he hinted what his next task would be — either in part or in total. He plans on fighting the Swamp again! It’s unclear exactly what form that will take, but it will certainly include his being on the campaign trail in 2022 during the midterms and also in the run-up to the general election in 2024.

What better way could Trump, under the present circumstances in his life, serve Americans than to use his accomplishments, achievements, and numerous victories for the People against the Swamp and the Deep State status quo!

Imagine him campaigning for a true conservative in a rural congressional district in Nevada or Idaho, Iowa, or Oklahoma? What about some television ads in which HE introduces an unknown young political upstart woman who embraces the American Dream and wants to share it with the large Latin population in New Mexico as their next governor?

The beautiful thing about congressional races is that all House members must face the public every two years in an election. Doing so is tough on the candidates’ time and, of course, their wallets. Imagine Donald Trump stumping in his nonstop magnetic fashion three or four nights a week around the country to help flip control in the House while adding even more conservative governors.

The Political Class call such a person a “King Maker.” I don’t know about Trump making anyone a king, but he certainly could “ring the bell” for several hundred angry — but determined — conservatives to help take his populist methods and ideology across the nation while shining the light of truth on the Establishment Swamp Dwellers that hold a death grip on our freedoms.

I’ll finish by saying this: Donald Trump is already certain to stump during the next four years for candidates in this war against the Left. I’m confident he could easily do that and march toward 2024 and his second stint in the White House all at the same time!

I’m looking forward to it, no matter how it looks.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see him dominate the 24/7 news cycle for four more years!

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“Absolute Proof”

This story today will be brief.

We all know the “My Pillow” guy: Mike Lindell. His television commercials are enough to drive anyone crazy. But, you can’t fault him; those commercials sell quite a few pillows.

Lindell is an ardent Trump fan. He’s not just a fan — he’s a successful entrepreneur who put his personal and business reputation on the line on a national basis that has cost him dearly. But he has taken his support for Donald Trump to a new level — a level millions of other Americans have done so but have done so quietly. Not so for Lindell.

Mike Lindell alerted us all about a week ago that “all of the evidence of widespread election corruption will be released to the nation on Friday, February 5th.” He’s a man of his word and did just that. He released a professionally produced documentary titled “Absolute Proof.” He simultaneously released it on his own website and on YouTube. As you can imagine, YouTube yanked it.

Others posted the documentary on other social media websites, but they each did the expected from “Cancel Culture” American media: pulled it down. I quit searching for it this morning. I hope it stays alive on Mike’s website. Why? Read the following paragraph and you’ll understand:

  • You may think Mike’s a nutjob or even a raving lunatic. I don’t know him personally, but I’m one American who determines the legitimacy of others, not by what people say, but what that person says linked to what they do. Sometimes it’s difficult to stick to just those when evaluating another. Today’s stark-raving mad Mainstream Media make it impossible to believe what people say!

 

  • The documentary is two hours long — longer than most movies. But there’s a reason for its length: it’s FULL of intricate details reported and shared by more than a dozen forensic computer experts, internet engineers, and election equipment experts. None of the information given is hearsay. Every word spoken and illustrated is backed up with hard, cold evidence — something that very few have seen before.

 

  • Most at first blush when reading this will say, “There’s no evidence of election fraud! Look at all the Trump Campaign lawsuits in which judges tossed them all out for lack of evidence. November 3 voter fraud is nothing but a conspiracy theory.” That’s the Mainstream Media, Democrat Party, RINO, and Socialist story — and they’re sticking to it. But, they’re lying!

 

  • “Dan, what about the lack of evidence in court?” No court ever let the evidence be presented into a court record! Mainstream Media states otherwise.

What’s Happening?

With the release of “Absolute Proof,” the truth is out. Yes, it’s been out for a couple of months, but the Media have prohibited it’s being allowed in the marketplace of American ideas! One America News (OAN) is the only network that I know is allowing the documentary to air. News Max TV actually shutdown a live interview with Mike when he brought up the pending release of his documentary that proves election fraud: Cancel Culture!

Folks who know me know that I demand honesty and facts. I receive from many people each day forward stories, talk show segments, videos, documents, some of which are bogus on their faces, but some are NOT bogus. (Thanks for sending that stuff.)

It’s hard to find the truth in things. In fact, that’s why we started TruthNewsNetwork three years ago: we research things we “hear” and “see” to find the truth or fiction in them. Sometimes that’s an arduous and timely task. But it’s worth it to discover the truth with which one can make honest and fact-based decisions.

Mike Lindell obviously feels the same way. He spent scads of his own money to put this all together. The horror of this is that every person who presents the evidence of fraud, corruption, and rampant illegalities committed in the runup to the November 3rd election and during its aftermath already had the information, data, documentation, video, and photographic proof of the fraudulent election actions taken by numerous people to change the election results.

They had no place to turn to present all that evidence. State court judges and even some federal judges refused to even conduct evidentiary hearings at which this same evidence from these same experts would have been presented in court on which judicial decisions could be made.

The scariest thing about all this is that for all this to occur, it had to be planned, funded, implemented, and operated by a large number of very intelligent and connected people — both inside the United States and around the World. And this operation was massively expensive. Where did THAT money come from?

My Conclusions

  • There is NO doubt the election was corrupt, fraudulent, and purposely so;
  • Democrat Party leaders ARE complicit in what and how it happened;
  • The Department of Justice and FBI under Barack Obama and Joe Biden are up to their eyeballs in involvement in this scheme;
  • China, Iran, Spain, Italy, and other countries are just as deeply involved in this massive treason against the United States.

I don’t make those statements lightly. Even though things on election night and afterward didn’t smell right to me, I never personally saw any of the evidence of election fraud. So I couldn’t make an educated decision. But I’ve felt since that it was stolen but I had no proof.

There is now no doubt in my mind that November 3, 2020, ACTUAL election results show Donald Trump with 80+ million “legal” votes compared to 60 million (or fewer) votes for Joe Biden!

Summary

What do we do?

First, WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY in its entirety. Do so IMMEDIATELY. One America Network is showing it multiple times each day. Additionally, you can watch it directly from Lindell’s personal website: https://michaeljlindell.com

It’s two hours, folks. But every minute is critical.

After you watch it, talk about it (with your own personal thoughts) to your friends and family members. Spread the word.

Do you know the scariest conclusion I have after digesting all this: apparently, the most powerful and wealthiest people in the U.S. in business, politics, and big dollar finance are complicit in all this and participated in a “non-military coup” to steal an election.

I just had another thought: in the documentary, the downline ballots were also impacted by the cheating. So probably, the Senate is still under Republican majority control!

Sadly, at this point, all I can recommend is arming yourself with facts. From there we will have to develop a plan based on what can legitimately be done to correct this madness.

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Full Disclosure Underway

Do you remember when, at the very beginning of Trump’s 2016 campaign, he began talking about the “Swamp” of D.C.? He then morphed that into the need to “Drain the Swamp,” and he promised he was the guy that not only COULD do that but WOULD do that if Americans elected him President. Many laughed and derided the crazy billionaire from Queens. They told us he was little more than a spoiled rotten rich kid whose Daddy put him in business. They laughed at his success in the NBC hit reality show, “The Apprentice.” “Donald Trump is nothing but a narcissistic blowhard who thinks he can weasel his way into national politics!”

They were almost right — almost!

Here we are, four years later, after the “Blowhard” from Queens set the establishments of both major political parties on their cans. In comparison, they looked on in disbelief as he became the only presidential candidate in 80-or-so years to accomplish ALL (or at least as much as could be done without Congressional support) of his publicly stated objectives for the nation in his “first” four years. Regardless of what the Trump-haters in each of those political parties and the self-appointed purveyors of truth in news reporting say, he accomplished it all!

So why today, in the wake of the most corrupt national election in U.S. history, are almost all of these politicians  fighting so hard to kick this guy out of office? If he successfully fulfilled average Americans’ expectations for an elected president based on his campaign promises, why are these politicians and their supporters dead-set on his removal? Why do they so many reject the mountains of evidence in plain sight of election cheating and still maintain that Trump’s demands of a stolen election are based on no facts and certainly no evidence?

I don’t have all the answers. But I DO have a few. Let’s examine a few of the “Swamp Critters” attacks on Mr. Trump.

“Swampsters” Against Trump

Mitt Romney was the governor of Massachusetts, then the “savior” of the Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, and then decided he wanted to be President. In 2012 he ran a losing campaign against Barack Obama, who beat Romney to serve a second term in the White House.

Mitt Romney

Romney left politics for a while but turned up back in Utah and won a U.S. Senate seat. He ran as a Republican but soon showed his anti-Trump stance as he showed the world what a real GOP “Swamper” looks like. Romney is anything but conservative. Many Utah citizens reportedly would like to change their vote from that Senatorial election.

Romney despises Trump. Why? At least in part, it resulted from the fact that Mitt famously (and very publicly) pleaded for the Secretary of State job from Trump. Trump passed over the RINO. Mitt immediately began acting like a jilted lover. He’s attacked Trump at every turn and was the only Republican in either the House or the Senate to vote to impeach President Trump and remove him from office.

In the aftermath of the November election in which voting irregularity, voter fraud, AND “vote” fraud were revealed, President Trump mounted an attack on the actual fraud committed in at least the swing states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, and Nevada, and his campaign along with several others not officially part of his campaign filed numerous state and federal cases to prove the fraud. Mitt and others who ran for office as conservatives in the Republican Party were hesitant to support the President in his pursuit of the truth in this election. Still, several have done more than be just “hesitant.” They have launched attacks at Mr. Trump and others in office who have come out in support of President Trump. Romney’s began three days after the election:

“He is wrong to say that the election was rigged, corrupt, and stolen,” Romney said on Twitter and Facebook on Friday morning, November 6. “Doing so damages the cause of freedom here and around the world, weakens institutions that lie at the foundation of the Republic, and recklessly inflames destructive and dangerous passions.”

But he wasn’t finished. Republican Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah), late on November 20th, blasted President Trump’s attempt to pressure Republican officials to reverse the election results, describing it as among the most “undemocratic” actions ever taken by a sitting president.

“Having failed to make even a plausible case of widespread fraud or conspiracy before any court of law, the President has now resorted to overt pressure on state and local officials to subvert the will of the people and overturn the election,” the senator from Utah and frequent Trump critic said in a statement posted to Twitter. “It is difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American President.”

Sunday, December 27th, Romney took still another shot and this time included Trump supporters:

“I don’t think Trumpism is going away, but I hope that we can have disagreements over policy and a vision of our respective parties without continuing to promote a narrative that puts democracy itself in jeopardy. And when you tell people that voting doesn’t work and that democracy can’t work because we don’t have legitimate elections, that is a perilous thing to be saying.”

The “Turtle”

Mitch McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has long been suspected of being a RINO: “Republican in Name Only.” He’s pretty much confirmed he is precisely that in the 2020 election aftermath, especially in regards to leadership in the fight to make sure our elections are “fair and free.” With the piles of mounting evidence that clearly show a fraudulent election happened. McConnell only at first gave any hint of support of investigating those guilty of election interference. Progressively he has quietly slipped into the “Swamp-Tank” with other RINOs. He was the first Republican Party leader to call Joe Biden “President-Elect Joe Biden,” signaling his willingness to throw in the towel.

To further blur the process between November 3rd and January 20th, Mitch quickly chastised several Congress members who have voiced their willingness to stand in the joint session of Congress on January 6th and challenge the “official” electoral vote totals as they are read. If two in the Senate and two in the House do that, it will force the House and Senate to separate and debate those objections for a period of two hours and then vote to determine who is President.

Herein lies the rub for Mitch: If that happens, the House votes for President, and the Senate votes for Vice President. Such a vote is not tallied based on the states’ electors in the electoral college. Each state gets only one vote. That would mean that there are 30+ states who have Republican-controlled legislatures, each with one vote. Trump would win in that scenario. In the Senate, votes for Vice President would be expected to come down the same way. In case of a tie in the Senate, the Senate’s President would cast the deciding vote. Vice President Mike Pence serves in that role and would, therefore, with his vote, confirm himself VP!

The “Turncoats”

It’s been humorous the last week or so to see that, almost daily, one new Republican stands up and declares they are against the continued investigations and court challenges of the election results. And each seems to have adopted one talking point as if it was coordinated: “President Trump, without evidence, continues to claim massive election fraud in November 3rd’s election and he must stop!”

Adam Kinzinger

The latest was Congressman Adam Kinzinger. Illinois Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger accused President Donald Trump and fellow GOP representatives who seek to challenge the Electoral College vote on January 6. There “wrongdoing? Participating in an “utter scam” meant to “raise money and gain followers.”

“All this talk about Jan 6th from@realDonaldTrump and other congressional grifters is simply explained: they will raise money and gain followers by blaming everyone else knowing full well they can’t do anything. It’s sad, and an utter scam,” Kinzinger tweeted Saturday.

Shockingly, Kinzinger would take such an approach. He long has been an ardent Trump supporter. But many have noticed his move toward Mainstream GOP ideals and hanging with the RINOs, so it wasn’t unexpected he might pick up the “Dump Trump” call.

   Pat Toomey

Also not too surprising was the decision made by Pennsylvania Republican Senator Pat Toomey, who in late November advised the President to stop the election challenges so the nation could “move on.”

Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey issued a statement Saturday night declaring that Donald Trump has “exhausted all plausible legal” challenges to the presidential election and that it’s time for him to concede and “facilitate” the transition process.

Toomey issued a harsh statement Saturday as U.S. District Court Judge Matthew W. Brann rejected the latest lawsuit from the Trump campaign seeking to rescind votes cast in the state. Brann called out Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani for attempting to “disenfranchise almost 7 million voters” without justification or evidence.

Toomey was not the only Republican, as we stated above, who chose to publicly “advise” the President to give up the senseless election wrongdoing attacks using the term “without justification or evidence.”

List of Congressional Members who have acknowledge a Trump defeat:
  • Rep. Paul Mitchell (MI)
  • Senate Majority Whip John Thune (SD)
  • Sen. Roy Blunt (MO)
  • Sen. Joni Ernst (IA)
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley (IA)
  • Sen. Ron Johnson (WI)
  • Sen. John Cornyn (TX)
  • Shelley Moore Capito ((WVA)
  • Sen. Mike Braun (IN)
  • Sen. Rob Portman (OH)
  • Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN)
  • Sen. Mike Lee (UT)
  • Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (NE)
  • Rep. Van Taylor (TX)
  • Rep. Bill Johnson (OH)
  • Rep. Chris Stewart (UT)
  • Rep. Trent Kelly (MS)
  • Rep. Michael Guest (MS)
  • Sen. Roger Wicker (MS)
  • Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA)
  • Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA)
  • Sen. Mike Crapo (IN)
  • Rep. Dan Crenshaw (TX)
  • Rep. Michael McCaul (TX)

Summary

So what’s going on here? There’s no doubt that some of these are “activist” Republicans who signed-on to the never-changing Republican mantra for all party members: “Never do anything that will cause Democrats — when they regain power in the government — to turn on us and diminish the cush committee jobs we have while attacking us in Congress. We want to ‘maintain the status quo’ while showing our voters with occasional legislative victories that we’re pushing hard for the Conservative cause.”

It’s ONLY about power in Washington. And in Congress, it’s ONLY about maintaining a balance of power that though changes slightly through the years, never really gives one party massive control.

But this GOP crew never expected what they are facing in all the uproar: they have understated the power of Trump populism!

There is a groundswell of support of President Trump because of what he “DID” and not just because of what he “SAID” he would do. And he accomplished so many things that benefited ALL Americans, Trump supporters are unwilling to let his, the first administration in their lifetimes, be undone by obvious voter fraud that will award power to the purveyors of Socialism. Socialism is what these conservative Americans rejected in electing Trump.

The political class in Washington HATE populism. Why is that? In such a system, People are in control! Members of the D.C. Swamp basked in almost unfettered power for far too long. MAGA Americans refuse to have that ripped from their lives at all, but especially not through illegal and fraudulent voting results.

The Solution?

Know this: these conservative Americans are NOT going to just shut up and let this ruse play out. There’s only one peaceful and realistic way to move through this without ripping the nation apart: a massive and transparent investigation into all the obvious (and other hidden) cheating that happened in the election.

“There’s no hard evidence of widespread election fraud!” That’s what we’re told. But that is far from proven.

In closing: If Joe Biden and his pack along with Democrat Party leaders and Republican Party leaders are so certain there was no election fraud, they should join hands across the aisle and demand and facilitate a quick, intense, transparent, and thorough investigation into the November 3rd election to PROVE TO AMERICANS THERE WAS NO FRAUD!

What is there to lose? If Biden won and facts prove he received the votes reported as his were cast legally, he’ll be President. But if voter fraud occurred and such an investigation reveals conclusive evidence that Donald Trump won, Trump should serve four more years.

Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell, every other Democrat and Republican, and every American should welcome such an investigation today or they will NEVER have a peaceful national political process going forward. Too many Americans will no longer stand for our government shoving its will and ideas down their throats stating that “We know what’s best for all Americans. Just trust us.”

We MUST return to government “Of, By, and For the People.” 74 million Americans who voted for that ideal are NOT going to just sit down and shut up — especially when there’s little doubt in their minds this election was stolen.

 

Stealing the Presidency: Deep State and Supreme Court

Merry Christmas Eve!

It’s a glorious day in which we prepare for the Christ Child from so long ago. As we enter into our family celebrations, let’s not forget about the blessings of God we have today, one of which is the right to live in the greatest nation in World history. That being said, there are those trying diligently to snatch it from us. Today our friend and guest columnist Kelleigh Nelson breaks down the evils that have crept into our nation and into our lives. We MUST not tire and give-in and quit. Our nation is worth patiently fighting for!

 

The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them.  The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army.   Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die. George Washington, Address to the Continental Army before the Battle of Long Island | Tuesday, August 27, 1776

The words of our first American President are as true today as they werein 1776.  Although it was a far different time, we face many of the same challenges as were faced back then.  Freedom, liberty and honor are attacked daily by mainstream and social media, by Democratic Socialists and neo-con Trotskyite Republicans.  Our beloved nation is at a crossroads.  Will the totalitarian oligarchs turn America into another Venezuela or will America continue to be the bastion of freedom with our flag flying high over the nation…a nation who welcomes legal immigrants to her shores?

Marxist Infiltration

In a 1954 speech, Senator William Jenner said, “Today the path to total dictatorship in the U.S. can be laid by strictly legal means… We have a well-organized political-action group in this country, determined to destroy our Constitution and establish a one-party state… It operates secretly, silently, continuously to transform our Government… This ruthless power-seeking elite is a disease of our century… This group…is answerable neither to the President, the Congress, nor the courts. It is practically irremovable.

For over a century, the communists have desired to control America and her people.  It started long ago – as far back as 1880, and it even infiltrated our White House.  FDR’s “co-president,” Kremlin-loving Harry Hopkins, has been airbrushed out of the history of the FDR White House. Hopkins lived in FDR’s Lincoln Bedroom between May 1940 and December 1943 while running the entire Lend-Lease program that gave so much to Russia. Hopkins bellowed, “All hail to the Russian people and their gallant army!” in Madison Square Garden on June 23, 1942, while promoting US war aid to the Soviet Union. Russia was lavished with goods while Americans suffered. It wasn’t just commie loving Harry Hopkins; it was also Armand Hammer and Harry Dexter White who surrounded WWII President Roosevelt.  Yes, the communists were in America long ago.

Judicial Watch’s Chris Farrell, who writes for the Gatestone Institute states, “The usual rebuff to this sort of inconvenient historical observation is, “Oh, but that was when the Soviets were our allies!” If you are satisfied with that explanation, then I recommend reading Stan EvansDiana West and Paul Kengor in order that you get much-needed additional information and perspective.”

Joe McCarthy was right about the communist infiltration of our country…and his reputation was destroyed by those he hoped to exposewho were out to demolish our freedoms and his life was cut short.  The same tactics have been used on our magnificent anti-communist President Donald J. Trump. Now the country is littered with these God-hating Marxists and they’ve wormed their way into every part of America’s governance, including the judiciary.

Chief Justice John Roberts

The justices of the Supreme Court have taken an oath to uphold our American Constitution.  They have failed miserably by failing to uphold the law.  We are now on the road to the destruction of the greatest country in the world’s history.

Perhaps no U.S. Supreme Court justice has confounded Americans more than the chief justice himself, John Roberts. The George W. Bush appointee once celebrated by conservatives is now referred to as a secret liberal in many circles.  He has replaced Justice Anthony Kennedy as the swing vote.  His evolution on the court began with his 2012 decision determining the fate of the Affordable Care Act. In an unexpected move of truly legal contortionism, Roberts sided with the liberals and rescued Obamacare as a tax…of all things. George H. W. Bush nominated Clarence Thomas and didn’t expect him to be confirmed, but this great man made it to the court.  Perhaps George W. Bush felt he had to balance the court for his father by nominating Roberts as the Chief Justice.

We’ve all heard the rumors about Roberts, Epstein flights, his children’s adoption, and his predilections, but these are rumors without proof.  Yet, we know Brennan and Clapper used Hammer and Scorecard to spy on the Republicans, the Supremes, the Federal judiciary and the American people.  Is there blackmail involved?

Roberts’ power has been evident on the court…not only did he preside over the draconian and false impeachment of our president, but he authored two opinions that rejected the president’s claim that he would never have to produce his tax returns, whether to Congress or the Manhattan District Attorney. He also authored the opinion that rejected President Trump’s attempt to end the Obama-era Dreamer program, and he joined five other justices (the four liberals and Justice Neil Gorsuch) in ruling that employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is against federal law; and he joined the four liberal Justices to strike down a harsh abortion restriction in Louisiana that would have shut down all but one clinic in the state and saved thousands of unborn lives.  Roberts is no constitutional conservative.

Texas Lawsuit

As I stated in my last article, the Texas lawsuit should have been heard by the high court.  America’s voting rights have been decimated for decades, but 2020 was the straw that broke the camel’s back.  The crux of the Texas case was the argument that the four states it is suing, all four of which swung for President-elect Joe Biden, unconstitutionally changed their election statutes in their judiciaries or executive branches, when only the legislature is allowed to make election law. The reply brief from December 11th says that the four states failed to adequately dispute their point that this makes their entire elections invalid.

Unbelievable that a case on free and honest elections in the USA was turned down by the court.  And now we hear a rumor that Justice Roberts argued against taking the case because he was fearful of riots.  If this is true, he and those who voted with him do not belong on the court.

Countless attorneys across the nation will tell you that the clerks for the Chief Justice decide what will be on the docket, and we’ve seen numerouscases passed over that should have been heard.

One of Sidney Powell’s lawsuits made the Supreme Court docket, but it will not be heard until January.  It contains the forensic audit done in Michigan that proves systemic voter fraud occurred through the Dominion Voting System tabulation.

Peter Navarro Report

Peter Navarro, Assistant to the President, Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, and the national Defense Production Act policy coordinator, is one of Trump’s finest hires.  He has authored a 36page report, entitled “The Immaculate Deception: Six Key Dimensions of Election Irregularities,” on the treasonous election theft which allegeselection fraud is more than sufficient to swing the victory to Trump. Mainstream and social media have excoriated this man’s magnificent reputation simply because he told the truth.

“Theft by a thousand cuts,” that’s how the top White House adviser described fraud in the 2020 election.  In a press conference last week, Peter Navarro presented a report that detailed how the election was rigged against President Trump in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Navarro told radio host John Catsimatidis, “If we can’t run a fair election, then this Republic, it will not stand. If we get an illegitimate and illegal president in Joe Biden on inauguration day without him being cleared of being president by illegal votes, this country will make or break itself based on how this is handled. I do not have a high confidence in our institutions at this point that they are going to handle this well.”

Pentagon Halts Biden Transition Meetings

On December 18, 2020, Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller announced a two-week pause in transition meetings with Joe Biden’s administration transition team, with some Friday meetings already being rescheduled.

In a statement to American Military News, Miller described the move as a “mutually-agreed upon” pause.  I had hoped the pause was permanent.

DNI Delays Foreign Interference Report

The office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) has announced that they will be delaying the release of a crucial foreign interference report into the U.S. presidential election indefinitely.

Amanda Schoch, who works as the DNI’s Director of Strategic Communications tweeted, “The DNI was notified by career intelligence officials that the Intelligence Community will not meet the December 18 deadline, set by Executive Order and Congress to submit the IC’s classified assessment on foreign threats to the 2020 U.S. elections. The IC has received relevant reporting since the election and a number of agencies have not finished coordinating on the product.”  Get your backsides in gear…we need this now!

Is the Deep State sweeping another piece of election treason by foreign entities, China, Russia, Serbia, Iran, under the rug along with Bill Barr’s Durham investigation and so much more?  And why are Brennan, Clapper, Hillary, Comey, Strzok, Page, Bruce and Nellie Ohr, and countless other Deep State traitors still free?  Justice is absent.

Abetting Treason

Far too many of our neo-con Trotskyite Republicans have publicly stated that our President needs to concede the election to Biden.  Their allegiance is not to the American Constitution or to the Rule of Law.

Senator Mitch McConnell has joined the chorus, but why should any patriotic American listen to a man whose wife’s family sits on the board of a Communist Chinese shipping company, and who has made millions through this connection not to mention the shipment of drugs.  Elaine Chao benefits from her father’s and sister’s allegiance to CCP, and McConnell will not damage those pecuniary connections.

The Senator received a slew of donations from four of the top American voting machine lobbyists early in 2019, and one of them was Dominion Voting Systems.  McConnell also helped suppress election integrity efforts earlier in 2020. He blocked two bills that would have “bolstered election security.” One of the bills would have required a physical paper trail of every single ballot cast in the country, and we would not be where we are today had he allowed the bills to go to the floor.

The list of former Republicans and government officials including Trump White House officials who endorsed Biden is evidence of treason and corruption throughout the majority of GOP politicos.  And then there are those who have broken with Trump to congratulate Biden/Harris after their treasonous theft of the election.

Betrayed from Within

The Gateway Pundit (tops in my book) reported that General Michael Flynn, Attorney Sidney Powell, the CEO of Overstock.com, Patrick Byrne, White House Counsel, Pasquale “Pat” Cipollone, and Chief of Staff Mark Meadows were in attendance for an election meeting with President Trump for 4.5 hours.  Byrne called out White House Counsel Pat Cipollone as the leaker to the New York Times about the meeting and accused Meadows and White House staffers of lying to Trump to get him to concede, “I was there for the full 4.5-hour meeting. Claims military coup/martial law were discussed is 100% fabrication. Trump is lied to by his own advisers, who tell staff, “get the president to concede,” while they stall Trump. Meadows plus Lawyers Eric, Derek, GC Pat Cipollone (leaker).”

Byrne responded to questions about the meeting and Trump’s attitude. He believes it is 100% winnable and no martial law required.  Sidney and Flynn presented a winning course with a great chance of victory, but Trump’s staff just kept trying to convince him to concede.  Byrne said it broke his heart as a CEO, because he knows Trump truly won and doesn’t want the country hijacked in a psyop.  “Meadows and Cipollone are bending over backwards with reasons Trump can’t do anything…he needs to fire them all or he loses.”

Apparently, the president even considered appointing Sidney Powell as an investigator and of course those present were against it.  The Deep State continues to control.

Summary

Our wish for you is that you have a wonderful Christmas! This few days does NOT mark the end of anything, rather the beginning of the next phase of our lives. We may be tempted to be sad, be worried, and fearful of the unknown. But through it all we must hold on to the fact that our nation was and is strong, it’s righteous and just to all because of all of US — not just one person or one group. “We the People” are what makes the United States the greated country on Earth. And “We the People” are in charge and will remain in charge: “….a nation Of the People, BY the People, and FOR the People!”

Merry Christmas!

No Question That Elections Are Not Fair

“Fair:” please define what “fair” means in the context of United States elections. I think it’s fair to say that tens of millions of Americans agree with this story’s title. The November 3, 2020, election showed just how unfair our elections are — at least this one was.

When our forefathers established elections in that “new” nation that got its roots from Northern Europe, they purposely structured an election system that carefully distributed the processes of voting to every person that was qualified. How did they cast their votes? There were no voting machines, no internet, and no printed ballots. There were no mail-in ballots or even absentee ballots. Election day was the day in which they voted — period.

They were required to physically present themselves to officials at the polling location in their village or community to vote. It was common for each to cast their vote on paper and certify the vote was their vote and that no one else could cast a vote fraudulently. Nor could there be duplicate votes cast for any one voter. How did they do that?

To secure there would be no “voter fraud,” a very sophisticated process was used: the voter (after voting) dipped a forefinger into a bottle of permanent ink. That showed all that they had voted. No one who voted could slip into the polling location and cast a duplicate vote: “One person — one vote.”

2020 Election Fraud

The Trump Campaign on Sunday filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court asking the Court to reverse the findings of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The PA court denied the Trump claims that state officials changed the mail-in and absentee-bailout cutoff date to be received in violation of the U.S. Constitution. It states that the only entity in any state that can change election law is the elected body that MAKES election law. In Pennsylvania, that authority lies solely with the state legislature.

Most Americans now know (and believe) there was election fraud in November. All of the details and potential remedies continue to be fleshed out. Who knows what the results will be. In the meantime, Americans struggle to fully understand what happened, how it happened, and who is guilty of any illegality. But it is almost certain voter fraud occurred.

But there’s a “new” type of voter fraud that has raised its ugly head in the United States. And it has to do with the alleged unfairness in our election system that, according to one professor, attacks black people who, he maintains, have been egregiously taken advantage of throughout American history long after slavery was abolished. And this professor has a proposed method to “fix” the system while giving reparations to those African Americans who have allegedly paid the price for others’ voter fraud.

Black Vote Fraud Reparations

A law school professor called for “vote reparations” for black people to make elections fairer by giving them twice the voting power of other citizens.

“Fairer?”

“Vote reparations would empower us to replace oppressive institutions with life-affirming structures of economic, social, and political equality,” Brandon Hasbrouck, an assistant professor at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, wrote in the nation last week. “And if our elected representatives did not prioritize this transformational work, we could vote them out.”

Hasbrouck, who teaches race relations law and a class on critical race theory, argued that the “core problem” of the United States’s election system is the Electoral College. The professor pointed out that Wyoming and its 580,000 residents are 93% white, but the state gets “three electors because of its two senators and one representative in the House.”

“By comparison, Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District — which includes Atlanta, has 710,000 residents, and is 58 percent Black — has no dedicated electors or senators and can only occasionally overcome the mostly white and conservative votes from elsewhere in the state,” Hasbrouck wrote.

The professor argued the current system devalues black voters and ignores black lives but that it was done this way “by design” to allow for the “endurance of slavery” by the Constitution’s framers.

Hasbrouck said the way to remedy this injustice is with “vote reparations,” which would work “by double-counting ballots cast by all Black residents.”

“Vote reparations should also extend to Native Americans,” Hasbrouck continued. “Slavery is rightly called America’s original sin, but so too was the United States’ genocidal seizure of land from its original inhabitants.”

Hasbrouck said the goal of vote reparations would be to create institutions with “life-affirming structures of economic, social, and political equality,” He added that politicians who “did not prioritize this transformational work” could more easily be voted out of office.

“Because white votes currently count more than Black ones, double-counting Black votes would restore electoral balance,” Hasbrouck said. “Vote reparations would be a giant step toward remedying our nation’s long history of denying and devaluing Black votes.”

He added: “Even if vote reparations aren’t instituted, Black voters will keep tirelessly dragging our states toward a perfect union. But just imagine our country if our votes counted twice.”

Washington and Lee University told the Washington Examiner of the post: “Washington and Lee’s faculty are individuals who hold and express a variety of opinions, and the university is committed to upholding their right to freedom of expression. Professor Hasbrouck’s piece on voting reparations in The Nation was published as part of ‘The Argument,’ which the publication identifies as ‘a column where writers and thinkers propose a provocative idea that may not be politically realizable in the short term but that pushes one to think broader about a pressing issue of public importance.'”

Summary

Can you imagine the chaos that would ensue with Assistant Professor Hasbrouck’s “Black Vote Reparation” plan? If historical issues sustained by various groups in our society must be used for “fair voting,” we would face an ongoing adjustment process. Such a plan would necessitate a formula for every ethnicity, religion, sexuality, and even hair color segment of Americans! I can envision even deeper adjustments for left-handed people (they are in the minority), fat people, and, of course, skinny people. The list would be exhaustive and would never work.

Just consider the futility of trying to address every type of difference in Americans in voter fairness. Trying to create an equitable plan for such would be an impossible challenge.

I have an idea: why don’t we just make to purely simple: one registered voter gets one vote. How about we, while doing so, just deal with the “rule of law” and operate our elections following laws passed by each of the 50 state legislatures — which is a Constitutional provision.

“But that wouldn’t assure fairness for all voters!” It would: in voting. Let’s break it down:

This nation was founded with a series of promises that are to use as the fundamental structure by which we operate our lives. Our forefathers knew that in a country that welcomed ALL people and guaranteed the rights of all to pursue all the things they wished. Notice, we were NOT promised to “get” all the things we wanted, just the right to “pursue” those things.

In the U.S., we welcome diversity, encourage keeping ethnic, religious, and racial identity while “melting-together” with others, some who are like us but many others who are not.

We champion our differences while becoming one nation allowing those differences to make us stronger and do more. That’s from where the saying comes: “One for all and all for one.”

As a Representative Republic, our democracy is built on the People holding the sole power to choose those who govern us. Fundamental to that process is voting. With all of the differences we all share, voting for those who will lead us with each having an equal share of that process is how this nation has not only existed but thrived for 260 years. It remains the most powerful and prosperous nation in World history.  “Free and fair elections” is THE key to that success. “Free and fair” prohibits any fingers on the scale to tip votes one way or another. Trying to implement any such plan would immediately destroy our diversity AND unity.

What we can and must assure is that the system that has worked so effectively for these many years remains as reliable and fair as ever. There are always those who choose to impact elections for their benefit. Life works that way in almost every way. Not all people work to join the process of democracy.

Our voting system is not perfect. For that reason, we have always adjusted it through the years for changes dictated by circumstances unforeseen in the 1700s. We all weigh-in, express our thoughts and opinions, and we all vote.

November 3rd’s horrors that continue to play out seven weeks later are a notification that we are at a tipping point. We must choose to maintain and protect the structure of our republic or to go the way that have so many countries before us and even today. That way is one of inevitable failure and resulting doom.

“Fair” means legal and democratic. It means that we agree to have differences and to reconcile those peacefully in whatever manner is necessary. It means that we enforce laws — even those with which we disagree. And when we disagree, we democratically change the laws.

We have a Constitution, a “roadmap,” to guide us as we approach these hiccups. It’s worked for 260 years, and it will work for that many more or even longer.

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”

It ain’t broke.

TNN Deep Dive Into Our Election Machine Company Sale: to CHINA!

There’s lots of noise about Dominion Voting Systems, Smartmatic, and Sequoia: all companies who specialize in voting systems and all involved in U.S. election equipment and software. It has been proven by a forensic analytic voting machine firm that fraud DID occur in Michigan in the Nov. 3rd election. 

Detractors will say: “That was in only one county. That doesn’t equate to ‘widespread’ voter fraud.”

It might not. But what seems odd is that voter fraud on the Dominion System has been confirmed in 100% of the Dominion systems forensically tested for fraud: the only system that HAS been tested!

The Big Question Marks

Behind a significant portion of voting machines used in the United States lies a complex web of questionable foreign ties, a hidden ownership structure, and transparency concerns with the software itself, as well as a connection between three key voting systems companies: Smartmatic, Sequoia Voting Systems, and Dominion Voting Systems.

Information from lawsuits, public records, and witness interviews helps to untangle this web.

The source is an intelligence source knowledgeable on Venezuela and its criminal activities, a former CIA official who is an expert in Latin American politics/counterterrorism, and a former director of Venezuela’s National Electoral Council who was fired for exposing election fraud in the country. Two of the sources requested anonymity so they could speak freely on the matter.

At the center of all of this is Dominion’s voting technology, which is currently used in 28 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, according to the firm’s official website. More than 40 percent of American voters vote through the Dominion system in general elections, including 65 of  Michigan’s 83 counties, all 159 counties in Georgia, and 2.2 million voters in Maricopa, Arizona’s largest county, among others.

Origins

Smartmatic was founded by three Venezuelan engineers in 1997. Although a little-known company at the time, Smartmatic was chosen by Venezuela’s regime for a 2004 referendum that socialist leader Hugo Chávez would win. Prior to that, Smartmatic was part of a consortium that included a software company partly owned by a Venezuelan government agency. At the time, there was a wide array of allegations of fraud in the referendum by media organizations and observers.

Smartmatic was officially incorporated in Delaware in April 2000 and headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. In April 2003, the company unveiled a prototype election automation machine. It was developed in-house and included the integration of hardware and software from design to deployment. The company moved its main headquarters to Amsterdam in 2004 and then London in 2012.

Smartmatic allegedly has 30 anonymous investors and silent partners who are mainly upper-class Venezuelans, including defense minister Jose Vicente Rangel and Chávez mentor Luis Miquelina, and others, according to a July 20, 2006, State Department diplomatic cable that was leaked to Wikileaks.

The company publicly acknowledged that Venezuela’s government manipulated the results of the country’s 2017 Constitutional Assembly election. Smartmatic said the turnout figures were overstated by at least 1 million votes, Reuters reported.

“We know, without any doubt, that the turnout of the recent election for a National Constituent Assembly was manipulated,” Smartmatic CEO Antonio Mugica said at a news briefing in London in 2017. “We estimate the difference between the actual participation and the one announced by authorities is at least 1 million votes.”

Chávez’s successor, Nicolás Maduro, who is allied with the Chinese Communist Party and Russia, was indicted by the Trump administration in March on charges of “narco-terrorism.” Cuba’s Fidel Castro also mourned the death of Chavez, who called him a “father, a comrade,” according to a 2005 interview with Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma.

‘Manipulated’ Results

In Venezuela, Ana Mercedes Diaz was appointed deputy director-general of the country’s National Electoral Council in 1991. Then, in 2003 — just before the referendum — she was appointed director-general of political parties of the council. (The electoral council is one of the five branches of Venezuela’s government responsible for overseeing its elections and referendums.)

Diaz was fired in 2004 after she published information on electoral fraud occurring in Venezuela’s referendum. She said that what’s happening in the United States mirrors the issues with Smartmatic in Venezuela.

“It was admitted by Smartmatic that the results can be manipulated. Smartmatic later came out of Venezuela, but it’s been proven that this type of fraud goes wherever they go. What’s happening in the United States is exactly the same thing.”

“The program can make those changes from Biden to Trump,” she said, adding that “this change is almost impossible to detect.”

After her firing, someone who still worked for the council sent Diaz a copy of the contract the government signed with Smartmatic. She saw that it was negotiated in only three days and thought it strange the government chose a company with no previous history or experience in elections, despite that being one of the criteria of the council’s selection.

Diaz later emigrated to the United States. Since Venezuela’s 2004 referendum until his death in 2013, Chávez won all of the country’s elections through a “fraudulent system,” she asserted.

Diaz noted other parallels and similarities between issues in this year’s election and what she saw in Venezuela. Many American poll watchers and challengers have submitted sworn affidavits saying they couldn’t see the actual ballots being counted, due to obstruction. She said in Venezuela, “observers were also not allowed to see the votes.”

“In Venezuela, the opposition was winning, the light went off, and when it came back, the results were flipped. I was following the U.S. election and there came a moment where information stopped … nobody knew what had happened,” she said. “There was nothing for a few hours — it’s exactly how Smartmatic operated in Venezuela.”

According to Diaz, Venezuela is exporting its voting machines to other Latin and Asian countries so they can influence elections across the globe. Smartmatic “is thought to be backing out of Venezuelan electoral events, focusing now on other parts of the world, including the United States via its subsidiary, Sequoia,” according to the leaked 2006 State Department cable.

“Smartmatic is a riddle. The company came out of nowhere to snatch a multimillion-dollar contract in an electoral process that ultimately reaffirmed Chavez’s mandate and all-but destroyed his political opposition,” the cable continues. “The perspective we have here, after several discussions … is that the company is de facto Venezuelan and operated by Venezuelans.”

A former CIA official who’s an expert in Latin American politics and counterterrorism said his team found through an investigation that Chávez started to focus on voting machines to ensure victory as early as 2003 when more than 20 percent of Venezuelans signed a recall referendum to remove him as president.

“[Chávez] started talking to a company called Indra, a Spanish company which [ran] elections” in Venezuela at that time, he said.

After deciding that Indra’s voting machines weren’t “flexible” enough, Chávez contacted Smartmatic. Smartmatic says Chavez didn’t contact the company but that the process went through the National Election Council; Smartmatic later won the bid over Indra, and the five-member Venezuelan electoral council, dominated by Chávez supporters, awarded a $91 million contract to Smartmatic for the referendum.

In 2005, Smartmatic bought Sequoia Voting Systems, a much larger and more established company based in Oakland, California. At the time, Sequoia had installed voting equipment in 17 U.S. states and Washington.

Concerns that Smartmatic had ties to Chávez were so widespread at the time that the U.S. government began investigating the takeover of the company a year after the purchase, The New York Times reported. The probe was conducted by the Committee of Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which reviews deals with foreign acquirers for potential national security risks.

Among the concerns was Smartmatic’s convoluted business structure.

“Smartmatic has claimed to be of U.S. origin, but its true owners — probably elite Venezuelans of several political strains — remain hidden behind a web of holding companies in the Netherlands and Barbados,” according to the State Department.

In 2006, Treasury Secretary John Snow had inquired whether the Venezuelan government could use Sequoia to manipulate U.S. elections. Then-Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), another high-profile politician who raised similar concerns, was the first to voice the need for an investigation of the Sequoia deal. Before it sold Sequoia, Smartmatic had refused to undergo such a review by the U.S. government, claiming all the allegations were simply rumors.

“It seems [Smartmatic] could not overcome the cloud of doubt surrounding this deal — had they been able to, we would not be talking about a sale of Sequoia today,” Maloney said in 2006. “As I said in May, it seems that a CFIUS review was in fact the proper course.”

Smartmatic attempted to respond to those concerns, but in 2007, ended up selling Sequoia to what the company described in a statement as “a group of private U.S. investors comprised by Sequoia’s current executive management team, led by Sequoia President & CEO Jack Blaine and the company’s chief financial officer, Peter McManemy.”

Such private equity firms, as well as Dominion, were named in a scathing 2019 release by Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), who had raised concerns about the poor condition and vulnerabilities of voting machines and other election equipment, along with a lack of transparency, in letters to these firms.

A year after Smartmatic sold Sequoia, it was revealed through a 2008 lawsuit the name of Sequoia’s new owner: “SVS Holdings.” Court arguments uncovered that Smartmatic was still the owner of Sequoia’s intellectual property.

Dominion Voting Systems

Some Smartmatic employees later joined Dominion Voting Systems, which was founded in Toronto, in 2002 and also has offices in the United States and Serbia. In 2010, Eric Coomer, former Smartmatic vice president of engineering, joined Dominion.

According to a Dominion statement that has since been all but scrubbed from the internet, the company announced on June 4, 2010, that it had acquired the assets of Sequoia Voting Systems, a major U.S. provider of voting solutions serving nearly 300 jurisdictions in 16 states. “As part of the transaction, Dominion has acquired Sequoia’s inventory and all intellectual property, including software, firmware, and hardware, for Sequoia’s precinct and central count optical scan and DRE voting solutions, including BPS, WinEDS, Edge, Edge2, Advantage, Insight, InsightPlus and 400C systems,” the release states.

“Dominion will also retain Sequoia’s facilities in Denver, Colorado, and San Leandro, California, and will consolidate Sequoia’s Jamestown, New York, facility with Dominion’s existing Jamestown facility,” the release continues. “Dominion has hired Sequoia’s customer service and technical personnel to ensure capable, experienced, and responsive customer service for all current Sequoia jurisdictions.”

The release notes that Dominion’s acquisition of Sequoia’s assets was reviewed by the Justice Department and nine state attorneys general. It was also reviewed and approved by CFIUS.

According to a July 2009 press release distributed by Business Wire, Sequoia and Dominion at one point also signed a temporary contract with New York state “for the purchase of voting equipment and related services to Dominion Voting, with Dominion assuming all of Sequoia’s obligations under the contract.”

The release states the financial details of the transaction “are not being disclosed by the parties; however both Sequoia and Dominion are pleased with the outcome of this agreement.”

In 2012, the connection between Dominion and Smartmatic was highlighted again in a lawsuit. Smartmatic filed the suit in the Delaware Court of Chancery against Dominion for the “company’s alleged breach of a licensing agreement and tortious interference with Smartmatic’s business,” according to a company statement.

In 2009, Dominion and Smartmatic entered into a contract in which Dominion provided Smartmatic with optical scanning machines used in the 2010 Philippines election, which at the time was “the biggest automated election run by a private company.” Glitches on Smartmatic machines also took place in the Philippines election.

“Both companies’ reputations suffered as a result of heavily publicized litigation relating to a software glitch that was resolved just before the 2010 election and that litigation rumbled on to partly affect the mid-term elections in 2013,” according to a report published in Accesswire.

This history suggests that Dominion and Smartmatic each owned Sequoia at different points in time and that the intellectual property of Smartmatic remains with Sequoia.  A number of Venezuelan individuals who worked for Sequoia also allegedly worked for Smartmatic and Dominion and had become contractors for each of the companies. “They are moving around in there,” an intelligence source knowledgeable on Venezuela and its alleged criminal activities stated.

“Smartmatic machines allowed them to mirror the system, they can see live how much they were losing by,” the source asserted. “They tell you you would need to produce 30,000 votes and it has the ability to switch votes. Then, you balance it on your own.”

There have also been numerous reported issues with Sequoia’s voting software as reported by a number of news articles over the years. One of the problems took place in October 2006, when Sequoia, then a Denver voting machine contractor, had to send letters to 44,000 voters warning of a mistake on absentee ballots after they found the “yes” and “no” boxes on a ballot question were transposed.

On its website, Dominion has information under a specific subhead refuting any connection between Dominion, Smartmatic, and Sequoia.

“Dominion and Smartmatic are two separate companies that make electronic voting systems. Dominion does not use or license Smartmatic software. Smartmatic has also refuted such claims. Dominion did NOT acquire Smartmatic and/or its software from Sequoia.”

It is important to note that the firm which owns Dominion Voting Systems received $400 million dollars from a Swiss bank with close links to the Chinese government less than a month before the election.

the firm which owns Dominion Voting Systems received $400 million dollars from a Swiss bank with close links to the Chinese government less than a month before the election.

The investigation centers on Staple Street Capital, which acquired Dominion Voting Systems in 2018. …

“On Oct 8, 2020, Staple Street Capital filed SEC Form D offerings and sales amount of $400,000,000 with the Sales Compensation Recipient identified as UBS Securities,” states the investigation, which also notes that another payment of $200,000,000 was received in December 2014.

“UBS Securities is a swiss investment bank which owns 24.99% of UBS Securities Co LTD, a Chinese Investment Bank. The remaining 75% of UBS Securities CO LTD is owned by the Chinese government,” states the report.

John R. Mills, former director of cybersecurity policy, strategy, and international affairs at the Office of the Secretary of Defense said: “There is this interesting intersection with legacy software or firmware developers in Venezuela and the current slate of voting machines including Dominion.

“Venezuela has a solid footprint of Chinese, Russian, and Iranian activities for influence operations in the Americas,” Mills said. “For these to not have an intersection would be odd.”

Smartmatic has “nothing to add” aside from the statements published on its website, “because those statements are the facts, “spokesperson Samira Saba reported.

Its website refutes any connections with Dominion or Sequoia. One bullet point the spokesperson lists in an email is that the company’s role in the 2020 U.S. election was “limited to the county of Los Angeles.”

Saba said in an email to a different reporter that “there are no ties between Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic — plain and simple. No ownership ties, no software leasing, no business at all between them. In 2009, Smartmatic licensed scanning machines from Dominion for use in The Philippines for a Smartmatic election project.

“That short-lived contract was the first and last time that Smartmatic and Dominion tried to do business together. … Smartmatic sold election technology and services in Venezuela from 2004 until 2017.”

Summary

There’s one thing about all this that is certain: Dominion, Sequoia, and Smartmatic, are ALL involved in what has happened to the U.S. voting system. And the Chinese Communist government is right in the thick of things!

And the “new” leader of the Free World, Joe Biden, refuses to say anything about a need to guarantee Americans our election voting system is still “the freest and fairest voting system on Planet Earth.”

“IF” Mr. Biden wants Americans to accept him as President (if that is to happen), there can be just one reason why he refuses to bash the obvious and numerous- times-confirmed voting fraud in the 2020 election: Because he knew about it even if he wasn’t a part of it!