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Election Day Chaos: The Political Climate Crisis and the Top 10 Constitutional Remedies

By: Jeffrey Winograd

Election Day is on the doorstep and the related political climate crisis is threatening to overwhelm the American social fabric.

The Congressional Research Service (Election Day: Frequently Asked Questions) describes Election Day as “the day legally established for the general election of federal public officials: President, Vice President, and U.S. Congress.”

It is obvious that Election Day in America has been hijacked by the various states. “State and local elections are often, but not always, held on the same day as federal elections,” according to the CRS.

In fact, Election Day, as now practiced, is a misnomer of epic proportions – better to call it Election Weeks. The result is that more than 100 election lawsuits that impact the conduct of federal elections are now on court dockets across the country.

Typical Election Issues Circa 2022  

Looking at the United States from outside its borders, it must be unimaginable to view a laundry list of issues that continue to overwhelm the judiciary in various jurisdictions.

The issues contributing to the chaos run the gamut from requiring photo identification to signature matching to the use of unregulated drop boxes for ballots.

No wonder there are so many Americans who have been labelled “election sceptics.”

The Constitutional Fix

While the Constitution and federal statutes provide a structure for elections and voting in the United States, election administration is primarily a state responsibility, explains the CRS.

A second CRS publication (Campaign and Election Security Policy: Brief Introduction) delves a bit further and, as if by magic, emerges a golden constitutional nugget: “The U.S. Constitution and federal statute regulate the division of governmental responsibility for election security, although no statute is devoted specifically to the topic. Most broadly, the Constitution’s Elections Clause assigns states with setting the ‘Times, Places and Manner’ for House and Senate elections, and also permits Congress to “at any time…make or alter such Regulations” (Art. I, §4). [Emphasis Added]

It would seem that, if projections on the eve of Election Day are accurate, the Republican Party is likely to be the majority in both the Senate and House of Representatives.

Consequently, the GOP can claim “ownership” of the issue and deliver a comprehensive package of federal election reforms for delivery to the White House for signature.

Top 10 Fixes

A series of bicameral legislative hearings could produce a comprehensive package of reforms that would withstand any constitutional challenges and progressive Democratic claims of racism and other bogus issues.

Take a look and even compile your own Top 10:

#1 Establish a 3-day period named Election Days, running from a Sunday through the following Tuesday, with no early voting except via restricted absentee ballots.

#2 Valid photo identification is a must with provisions to give low-income citizens, regardless of race, such identification.

#3 Given the open border in the south, proof of citizenship is essential. Passports and birth certificates (along with a photo ID) are common-sense possibilities with others to be added.

#4 Mail-in ballots and absentee ballots only for cause and with 100% signature matching by humans.

#5 Drop boxes for ballots must be restricted, regulated and placed at secure locations.

#6 Specific standards for voting machines must be established and enforced.

#7 Ballot harvesting must be prohibited.

#8 Ballot counting timeframes and procedures must be established and enforced.

#9 So-called ballot curing must be prohibited unless carefully regulated.

#10 No voter registration on Election Days.

Pennsylvania Calamities

The argument for restricted early voting is best made by the unfortunate case of John Fetterman’s candidacy for the Senate. Most fair-minded persons among those who have already voted for him would now likely want to reclaim their vote.

And then there is a significant ballot counting issue that has been festering in the Keystone state for more than two years. Read about it at the risk of winding up totally confused.

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Marc Elias Redux: The Prophet of a Potemkin Democracy

By: Jeffrey Winograd

The dark shadow of Marc Elias, the maestro of Democratic party election law manipulation and the epitome of legal ethics as it is now practiced in American party politics, has cast a pall over the integrity of activities related to what has become falsely labeled as Election Day.

Elias’ name became mainstream during the 2020 presidential campaign and subsequent post-election legal battles in a host of states but especially in those states where the victory margins for Joseph Biden could potentially be wiped out if the legal challenges by and in behalf of Donald Trump had seen the light of day as opposed to being “canceled” (aka dismissed) in some 40-plus instances solely on the issue of plaintiffs’ legal standing.  

According to Wikipedia, “Elias supervised the response to dozens of lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign seeking to overturn Biden’s win. Out of 65 such court cases, Elias prevailed in 64.”

Master of Ephemeral Ethics

For those uninitiated in the true politics of Elias, deception is the order of the day. To those under his spell, he appears to be a sweet talker.

But then there is a revelation that suggests something fundamentally undemocratic lurks under his 100% pure façade. “If we don’t use the tools we have to save democracy today, then we may have a wonderful museum of unused tools in the future, but we won’t have a democracy to use them in the future,” he recently told Sue Halpern, a writer for The New Yorker.

This from the same guy who played a prominent role in the events that led to the probe of the recently elected 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump.

As described by political reporter Mollie Hemingway in “Rigged,” in 2016, Elias, on behalf of the “Hillary for America” campaign and the Democratic National Committee, hired a firm called Fusion GPS to do opposition research on Trump. Fusion then retained Christopher Steele who produced the salacious and fictional “Steele dossier” which was instrumental in the creation of the Robert Mueller probe of Trump.

The funding for Steele came from part of the $5.6 million in legal fees paid by the Clinton campaign and the DNC to the firm of Perkins Coie where Elias headed its political law practice. This was a closely guarded secret hidden behind alleged attorney-client privilege. On Oct. 24, 2017, the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman, a darling of progressive Democrats, posted a tweet: “Folks involved in funding this lied about it, and sanctimoniously, for a year.”

And here is another insight into the ethical conduct of Elias.

Commenting on Elias’ efforts to boost campaign finance limits on political parties, Prof. Rick Hasen, University of California, Irvine School of Law, a highly respected legal scholar who writes the popular Election Law Blog, stated in a Jan. 30, 2022, post: “One election lawyer wrote to me, ‘And did you notice that Elias was paid $20 million by dark money groups to fund his rogue, scattershot legal work in 2020?’”  

If the claim cited by the anonymous source of Pro. Hasen holds up to scrutiny, coupled with his actions in the case of the Steele dossier, what should people think about the legal ethics presumably taught at the Duke University School of Law, Elias’ alma mater?

Legal Targets and Political Accusations

Besides his legal practice which he now plies at the Elias Law Group, a firm he founded after leaving his long sojourn at Perkins Coie, Elias heads a feel-good, Democratic-oriented outfit called Democracy Docket. It is not a law firm but rather a convenient platform through which he spouts his brand of democracy and his version of voting as it should be in the United States.

Some of the generalized voting-related issues prominent on Democracy Docket’s website include election administration, voting by mail, voter registration, in-person voting and redistricting litigation.

In turn, delving into these broad areas will reveal a host of issues ripe for Elias-style litigation, including but not limited to: drop boxes for ballots; ballot counting procedures; voter assistance; ballot harvesting; photo identification; signature matching; ballot counting deadlines; polling locations; voting machines; recounts; ballot curing; absentee voting; and purging of voter rolls.

So, at first blush the Elias mindset sounds good until taking a closer look at the content of his writing and his choice words about the Republican Party and its adherents:

  • The Republican Party “wants our electoral system to break.”
  • The Republican Party has “abandoned decency and respect.”
  • Republican “election deniers, vote suppressors, ‘Big Lie’ advocates.”
  • Republicans “seek to fence racial minorities and young voters out of the political process.”
  • So-called “dog whistles … have been replaced by [Republicans] blaring sirens of authoritarianism.”
  • Republicans seeks to benefit “from damaging our democratic system of elections.”

What Lies Ahead?

An Oct. 28 article by the Supreme Court reporter for the Washington Examiner carried the banner “More than 100 election lawsuits threaten to plague 2022 midterm elections and beyond.”

It seems that there is fertile ground ahead for the likes of Marc Elias and other Democratic lawyers to ply their trade. According to the article, “many of the GOP-led challenges seek to challenge new rules for mail-in voting, early voting, vote counting and voter registration.”

One can imagine a smug look on Elias’ face when he pronounced to The New Yorker staff writer, “I really believe that when the history books are written, what they write about our generation will be whether or not we were able to preserve democracy.”

Presumably he meant only his version of democracy!

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Biden Resorts to Lies and Distortions to Coverup Truth About Student Loan Forgiveness Delay

By: Jeffrey Winograd

President Joseph Biden, speaking at a Sept. 27 Rose Garden event, inadvertently confirmed this reporter’s analysis of why he and his administration have remained silent these past few weeks regarding the official kick-off date for his $400 billion-plus student loan forgiveness program.

In the midst of a speech addressing Medicare and inflation, the following words passed the president’s lips.

“And even with some student loan forgiveness and [other costs], we’re still – we’re on track to reduce the deficit this year – fiscal year – by more than $1 trillion,” the president stated.

So, in one fell swoop, Biden took credit for a major reduction (compared to the previous fiscal year) in the fiscal year 2022 federal budget deficit and simply lied by omission about the cost of student loan forgiveness

Thanks to a recent Congressional Budget Office report, we learned that through the first 11 months of FY 2022, the federal budget deficit was $944 billion compared to the total FY 2021 budget shortfall of $2.8 trillion.

What Biden left unsaid in the Rose Garden were the reasons for such a dramatic reduction in the deficit. As CBO explained, “spending related to the coronavirus pandemic declined, particularly for the recovery rebates (also known as economic impact payments), unemployment compensation, pandemic relief through the Small Business Administration, and relief to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments.”

Biden also ignored mentioning a Sept. 26 CBO letter to the ranking GOP members of the Senate and House of Representatives education committees which cited an estimated price tag for the loan forgiveness program of $430 billion. As of June 30, 43 million borrowers held $1.6 trillion in federal student loans.

With Election Day nearly upon us and Democratic prospects appearing to be rather shaky, neither Biden nor his party’s Senate and House candidates are ready to acknowledge the unwelcome appearance of another skyrocketing federal budget deficit.    

Buried in the minutiae of CBO’s latest monthly budget review was a stark warning for the Democrats.

Without changes to student loans, CBO’s projection of the FY 2022 budget deficit would be about $1 trillion.

However, as described by CBO: “Under the Federal Credit Reform Act, the estimated long-term effects of such changes to the terms of outstanding loans are recorded as an increase in outlays in the month when those terms are changed. If significant numbers of student loans are modified in September, the 2022 deficit could be considerably larger than CBO has estimated.”

At this point in time, it is likely that the Biden administration will not risk recording any such increase in outlays during September.

The key question is whether Biden will try to buy votes by modifying significant number of student loans in October and gamble that an explosion of the federal deficit will remain unreported until after all the votes are counted. 

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Student Loan Political Bombshell Revealed Thanks to Congressional Budget Office

By: Jeffrey Winograd

What’s up with President Biden’s student loan bailout for the well-to-do?

The “game changer” policy, using the president’s own words, has been on the backburner for several weeks with nary a White House nod in its direction.

Perplexed by the pervasive silence about the subject, a Real Clear Politics reporter took a closer look at numerous prepared presidential remarks. “From August 25 until now, [RCP] found that Biden referenced his debt amnesty program just three times during some two dozen speeches,” wrote Philip Wegmann on September 23.

After an initial flurry of White House and Democratic propaganda, silence seems to be the order of the day. When queried on the matter, the president’s minions “did not return RCP’s request for comment when asked why Biden wasn’t taking more credit for student debt relief while he travels around the country, or if he has plans to do so in the future,” reported Wegmann.

It’s The Deficit, Stupid

The problem for Democrats is whether CBO will report a final FY 2022 federal budget deficit of $1 trillion or $1.43 trillion in early October.

When Biden, with much fanfare, unveiled his proposal on August 24, concerns about constitutionality and expected Republican opposition were likely considered the only obstacles to smooth sailing.

The president and his team never expected the Congressional Budget Office would gum up the works.

In its regular periodic report on budgetary matters, CBO signaled on September 9 that it is not just the cost of whatever plan eventually emerges from the White House but what will happen when that cost is officially reported.

Simply put, there is a huge and totally unexpected political risk in actually granting debt write offs until after Election Day. Reporting those write offs this week would dramatically affect CBO’s current estimate that the FY 2022 federal budget deficit would be in the immediate neighborhood of $1 trillion. However, that figure could skyrocket if debt relief is actually reported before FY 2022 ends at midnight on September 30.

The explanation for this was described in the agency’s Monthly Budget Review: August 2022:

“CBO’s budget estimates through August do not include outlays related to those actions because the Administration had not recorded any related costs. Ordinarily, with just one month left in the fiscal year, projecting the annual deficit would be relatively straightforward. This year, however, the announced changes to the student loan program add significant uncertainty because they may lead to the recording of substantial outlays in September. Under the Federal Credit Reform Act, the estimated long-term effects of such changes to the terms of outstanding loans are recorded as an increase in outlays in the month when those terms are changed. This year, both the timing and the amounts of the changes to the student loan program are uncertain. Without the changes to student loans, CBO’s projection of the 2022 budget deficit would be about $1.0 trillion. If significant numbers of student loans are modified in September, the 2022 deficit could be considerably larger than CBO has estimated.

CBO Now Hints at Cost Estimates

On September 26, CBO provided more political fireworks with the release of a letter (Re: Costs of Suspending Student Loan Payments and Cancelling Debt) to the ranking GOP members of the Senate and House of Representatives education committees.  

“As of June 30, 2022, 43 million borrowers held $1.6 trillion in federal student loans,” the letter stated, adding that “about $430 billion of that debt will be cancelled, CBO estimates.” The agency acknowledged that its estimates “are highly uncertain.”

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Democrats’ Impeachment Hoax: ‘Fight’ Is Now Banned Political Rhetoric … For Some

By: Jeffrey Winograd

Read President Donald Trump’s speech delivered at the “Save America” rally on January 6 and try to find any instance of the constitutional requirement of the commission of “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors” in order to impeach a sitting president.

You won’t find any.

But the House of Representatives impeachment resolution, H. Res. 24, claims there were such impeachable offenses, citing Trump’s following utterances during his 74-minute barn burner speech:

“We won this election, and we won it by a landslide.”

“If you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.”

In addition, the impeachment resolution, which was crafted by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), a political hack from that shining city of dishonest politicians called Providence, included the following patently false and misleading assertions:

Insinuating Trump “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” against the U.S.

Claiming Trump was “inciting violence against” the U.S. government.

Calling Trump’s speech a continuation of “his prior efforts to subvert and obstruct the certification” of election results.

Accusing Trump of “threaten[ing] the integrity of the democratic system.”

Belittling Trump for “repeatedly issu[ing] false statements asserting that the Presidential election results were the product of widespread fraud….”

Trump’s Warmup

Four minutes into his January 6 remarks, Trump stated that “our election victory [was] stolen by emboldened radical left Democrats… We will never concede, it doesn’t happen. You don’t concede when there’s theft involved.”

Take careful notice of what he said next and compare it to the glaring omission in Cicilline’s impeachment resolution: “Today I will lay out just some of the evidence proving that we won this election, and we won it by a landslide.”

Trump went on to say that he garnered 75 million votes, 12 million more votes than he won in 2016. “By the way, does anybody believe that Joe had 80 million votes? Does anybody believe that?”

The president then let loose a backhanded slap to the face of the so-called “cancel culture” which has been targeting venerated D.C. monuments honoring George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln.

At about the 11-minute mark, Trump declared: “We’re gathered together in the heart of our nation’s capital for one very, very basic and simple reason, to save our democracy.”

He then elaborated on “weak Republicans,” meaning those who legislate on Capitol Hill. “Unbelievable, what we have to go through … and you have to get your people to fight. If they don’t fight, we have to primary the hell our of the ones that don’t fight. You primary them. We’re going to let you know who they are.” Clearly, this was about domestic political party politics.

Near the 18-minute point in his speech, the president said: “We’re going to walk down to the Capitol, and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators, and congressmen and women.”

Trump quickly followed-up this remark, by stating loud and clear:

“I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”

The president then ticked-off some of the key accomplishments of his administration:

  • The pre-COVID-19 economy
  • A rebuilt military
  • Slashing of regulations
  • Veterans Administration Accountability Act
  • Creation of U.S. Space Force
  • Troop withdrawals from Afghanistan and Iraq

The subject of voter fraud was Trump’s next theme.

Democratic Big Lie

If the Democrats continuously repeat an unsubstantiated and easy-to-debunk claim about no election fraud and the major news media fail to professionally investigate credible accusations and report the unbiased results, the party now led by the likes of Biden, Schumer and Pelosi can, without shame, publish the following statement in the impeachment resolution:

“In the months proceeding the Joint Session, President Trump repeatedly issued false statements asserting that the Presidential election results were the product of widespread fraud and should not be accepted by the American people or certified by State or Federal officials.”

Trump’s Fraud Allegations

Trump then spent 30 minutes to debunk Democratic claims that there was no election fraud by citing a laundry list of allegations that have yet to be disproved by Democrats.

  • Changes to federal election law by judges and officials (Pennsylvania)
  • Lack of signature verification (PA)
  • Names and birth dates of voters’ matching those of individuals who died prior to the election. (PA)
  • Out-of-state voters (PA)
  • Ballots recorded as received on date prior to the date they were recorded as mailed by election officials (PA)
  • Illegal ballot harvesting among nursing home residents (PA)
  • Illegal ballot drop-boxes (Wisconsin)
  • Absentee ballots counted without a valid absentee ballot application (WI)
  • Unsecured ballots placed in duffel bags on park benches for delivery (WI)
  • Postal workers instructed to illegally backdate ballots (WI)
  • No signature verification (Georgia)
  • Record low absentee ballot rejection (GA)
  • No post-election signature audit (GA)
  • Possible votes with use of identification of convicted felons (GA)
  • No voter identification or proof of citizenship (GA)
  • Ballots by individuals who do not appear on voter rolls (GA)
  • Ballots by individuals registered to vote using address listed as vacant (GA)
  • Ballots cast by individuals whose registrations were illegally backdated (GA)
  • Underage voters (GA)
  • Votes by individuals who moved out-of-state before November 3 (GA)
  • Ballots cast by non-citizens (Arizona)
  • Ballots returned prior to recorded date they were mailed (AZ)
  • Registration after deadline (AZ)
  • Ballots returned with no address (AZ)
  • Accuracy settings lowered on signature verification machines (Nevada)
  • Double votes (NV)
  • Ballots cast in names of deceased voters (NV)
  • Votes cast by individuals without address (NV)
  • Unsolicited mail-in ballots sent to every individual on election rolls (Michigan)
  • Ballots cast by deceased voters (MI)
  • Ballots cast by unregistered voters (MI)
  • Rescanned batches of ballots (MI)
  • Detroit turnout was 139% of registered voters (MI)
  • Backdating receipt of ballots (MI)
  • Ballots arriving without required envelopes (MI)
  • Gigantic one-sided vote drops with 94% of 147,000 votes going to Biden (MI)
  • Manipulation of Dominion voting machines (MI)

Democrats Sow GOP Discord

Trump went for the jugular at several points in his speech, telling it like it really is.

First, he called out “weak Republicans, pathetic Republicans” who have turned a blind eye while “for years, Democrats have gotten away with election fraud.”  

Second, Trump included Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in the cadre of weak and ungrateful Republican legislators. “If this happened to the Democrats, there’d be hell all over the country going on,” he said.   

Third, the president aptly criticized the media for what it has become. Not free, Not fair. “It suppresses thought, it suppresses speech, and it’s become the enemy of the people,” he said. “Republicans, who want to be so nice, are constantly fighting like a boxer with his hands tied behind his back,” he added.

Fourth, he praised 13 senators who were in the forefront of the Electoral College vote certification battle. However, citing McConnell’s stubborn opposition to $2,000 economic impact payments to the people, he warned the senators: “You better start looking at your leadership because the leadership has led you down the tubes.”

Fifth, he pointed out that despite appointing three Supreme Court justices, the reality is not how it has been portrayed in many quarters. “They rule against me so much. You know why? The story is that they’re my puppets. And now the only way they can get out of that, because they hate that, it’s not good on the social circuit. So, let’s rule against Trump, and they do that.”

Sixth, he lamented that the media and Democrats were unrelenting in describing former Attorney General William Barr as the president’s personal attorney willing to do anything for him. “I like Bill Barr, but he changed because he didn’t want to be considered my personal attorney.”

It is clear that Trump has evolved into a very astute participant in the political process while putting to shame more than a few Republican professional politicians on Capitol Hill.  

Some Final Observations

The Democrats, the media, Big Tech and the Deep State all fear Donald Trump and the political movement that coalesced behind him.

That fear is so deep-rooted that impeachment, trial and removal from office is not enough, and is heralded by the final phrase in the impeachment resolution:

“and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.”

Furthermore, Rep. Cicilline was seemingly out of control as he penned the impeachment resolution and couldn’t resist his impulse to distort the president’s remarks which were mentioned at the top of this article.

At the tail end of his speech, Trump was talking about his earliest reactions to the apparent election fraud which was revealed on November 4. Here is the full passage from the president’s speech:

“And again, most people would stand there at 9:00 in the evening and say, ‘I want to thank you very much’ and they go to some other life, but I said, ‘Something’s wrong here. Something’s really wrong. Can’t have happened.’ And we fight. We fight like hell and if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.”

There is also the matter of the reputation of the Supreme Court which refused to step into the fray and whici mystifies most Americans who are not anointed with a legal degree.

When the State of Texas, supported by 17 other states, sought to file a bill of complaint challenging the conduct of election officials in various battleground states, it was rebuffed by seven justices with this decision published on its docket: 

“The State of Texas’s motion for leave to file a bill of complaint is denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution. Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections.

In addition, should there actually be an impeachment trial of a president who is no longer the president, it could easily backfire on Democrats.

Such a trial can prove to be the mechanism to bring before the court of public opinion all of the allegations of election fraud, testimony of witnesses and related evidence.   

Meanwhile, on January 13, President Trump issued this statement:

“In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind. That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for. I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers. Thank You.”

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Democrats Are Strangling The Constitution

By: Jeffrey Winograd

Events over that past month or so have cast a dark shadow over American democracy and history will eventually place the blame squarely on the Democrats, albeit with help from some Republicans.

What took place on Capitol Hill on January 6 was a totally transparent view of American citizens clearly exercising their lawful rights under the First Amendment to the Constitution which states:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Those happenings are clearly separate and distinct from what occurred inside the Capitol.

It was the unfortunate invasion of the Capitol itself, which with just a modicum of proper security measures would never have happened, that has been distorted beyond recognition to suit what is likely to play out as an un-American, unprecedented and naked political stranglehold.

Here are some occurrences that cannot be distorted to fit a Democratic narrative and have the potential to topple the constitutional order carefully crafted by our Founding Fathers.

Override of Trump Veto

In his veto message to the House of Representatives for H.R. 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, President Trump cited the failure of Congress to either repeal or “even make any meaningful changes” to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

While stressing the national security aspects of Section 230, Trump certainly had another issue in mind.

As generally understood, with this provision intact, Big Tech – Twitter, Facebook, Google and Apple – can exercise unfettered power to censor and even ban the use of their services without any legal consequences.

Events over the past 72 hours make clear the implications to the First Amendment rights of free speech and a free press.

Twitter and Facebook ban the president of the United States! Amazon is about to deny its computer services to Parler, which is a growing alternative to Twitter now favored by conservatives! Apple and Google has suddenly denied access to the Parler app which was still available to this reporter on the afternoon of January 10! (Here is an informative article).

Both the House of Representatives and the Senate voted to override the presidential veto, an act which required bipartisan support of at least two-thirds of both bodies.

Pelosi Plays Nuclear Football

On January 7, the octogenarian Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), speaker of the House of Representatives, expressed her outrage over the invasion of the “temple of our democracy.”

In a written message to fellow House Democrats, Pelosi, Washington’s top unpaid lobbyist for the plastic surgery industry, called on Vice President Pence “to remove the President by immediately invoking the 25th Amendment” to the Constitution.

Pelosi also threatened impeachment of President Trump which “is the overwhelming sentiment of my caucus, and the American people, by the way.”

She went on to accuse Trump of “inciting sedition” and “incitement of insurrection.”

Yes, this is the same Pelosi who, behind the president’s back and in full view of a prime-time national television audience, tore up Trump’s State of the Union message.

Her finale was this:

“Preventing an Unhinged President From Using the Nuclear Codes: This morning, I spoke to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley to discuss available precautions for preventing an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike. The situation of this unhinged President could not be more dangerous, and we must do everything that we can to protect the American people from his unbalanced assault on our country and our democracy.”

Perhaps Pelosi should remember the principle of civilian control over the military and the words of Article II, Section 2, of the Constitution:

“The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States.”

Latest Version of Book Burning

“Simon & Schuster has canceled its planned June publication of ‘The Tyranny of Big Tech’ by Sen. Josh Hawley, one of the main drivers in the Republican effort to challenge the Electoral College results that led to the attack on the Capitol on Wednesday,” Publishers Weekly reported on June 8.

Simon & Schuster said it took the action “after witnessing the disturbing, deadly insurrection that took place in Washington, D.C.”

The company added that it had to balance its responsibility as a major publisher to offer a platform for a variety of opinions against its “public responsibility as citizens.”

Translation – Hawley (R-MO) should be silenced because he chose to exercise his constitutional responsibility as a senator pursuant to Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution.

No shrinking violet, Hawley responded via Twitter:

“This could not be more Orwellian. Simon & Shuster is cancelling my contract because I was representing my constituents, leading a debate on the Senate floor on voter integrity, which they have now decided to redefine as sedition. Let me be clear, this is not just a contract dispute. It’s a direct assault on the First Amendment. Only approved speech can now be published. This is the Left looking to cancel everyone they don’t approve of. I will fight this cancel culture with everything I have. We’ll see you in court.”

Privatizing Elections

It is widely acknowledged that private funding flowed into public election agencies

Is this actually possible or even legal?

Well, if you are head honcho of Facebook, namely Mark Zuckerberg, you can apparently get away with it.

Zuckerberg and his wife, jointly, contributed some $400 million to election agencies.

And now, Facebook cancels or bans those who question the integrity of the 2020 presidential elections.

Creating A New State

Since Election Day, Democrats have been licking their lips but otherwise keeping close-mouthed about negating a provision in Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution in order to expand the Electoral College and gain three more votes.

This provision states that Congress shall have the power:

“To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States ….”

In other words, transform the District of Columbia into a new state, with two senators and one representative.

Who will stand in their way?

Utter Silence From Democrats

During a recent interview, Joe Biden had a chance to steer the ship of state back to a constitutional course but chose, in his own inimitable style, to compare Senator Hawley and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) to the likes of Nazi propaganda guru Joseph Goebbels.

If Hawley and Cruz keep preaching the “big lie” often enough, people will begin to believe them, Biden said.

Just as Goebbels convinced even the American press that 25,00 or 250,000 German civilians died during the World War II allied firebombing of Dresden in 1945, the senators want to keep promoting the big lie of election fraud, he added.

Biden, the soon-to-be leader of the free world, suggested the real number was 250 or 2,500 fatalities but he likely lowballed that figure by at least 15,000.

And, throughout this entire period, not one Democratic senator or congressman publicly acknowledged that there were any possible election-tilting illegalities or irregularities in such states as Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

As they say, you can’t make it up!

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Democratic False Flag Operation Unfurled

By: Jeffrey Winograd

Democrats and the Democratic Party apparatus have appropriated the playbook of espionage tactics to cement their theft of the presidency of the United States.

To compound the electoral catastrophe, the news media and Deep State operatives have joined in the back-stabbing of American democracy.

These joint forces have been waging a nonstop campaign blaming Soviet-style apparatchiks for any irregularities and illegalities in the 2020 presidential election results while casting a blind eye toward the mountain of facts that show Americans are doing this to other Americans.  

Only fools – one might say ignorant adherents of Democratic party – buy into the blame-the-Russkis ploy.

An Actual Conspiracy

The commonly accepted meaning of a false flag operation is an act committed with the intent of disguising the actual source of responsibility and pinning blame on a second party.

In the current woke climate, the mere suggestion by supporters of Donald Trump of a domestic election conspiracy is mocked as a fabrication of the far-right.

However, a close examination of the allegations regarding widespread election fraud should not be dismissed in the same cavalier manner as a host of courts, from the county level all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, have chosen to do.

Court of Last Resort

In normal federal jurisprudence, the “court of last resort” in the United States would be the Supreme Court – the court of final appeal in the federal scheme.

At the state level, the court of last resort would be the highest court whatever its name may be.

To date, the highest courts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and other jurisdictions where election results are in dispute have side-stepped the factual issues involved.

Those courts have all too often relied on the tried-and-true opinion that the complaining parties lack standing to bring the lawsuit.

The Supreme Court recently took the same stance in the lawsuit brought before it by 18 state attorneys general.

And almost lost in memory is the failure of the Supremes to haul into its chamber the Pennsylvania secretary of state who blatantly ignored orders issued by Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito to separate mail-in ballots during the vote tabulations.

Standard of Duty

The term duty has a specific legal meaning:

“An obligation imposed by law to conduct oneself in conformance with a certain standard or to act in a particular way.”

With this in mind, it would seem that local and state election officials have a legal duty to ensure the entire election process within their respective jurisdictions is conducted in a scrupulously honest and transparent manner.

At this point, the Constitution must come into play or else it becomes an emasculated document:

“Article I, Section 4 – The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof….”

What this means is that a state legislature, not elected officials or bureaucrats at any level, makes the rules that must be followed.

In a number of key battleground states – such as Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia and Michigan – the rules were changed without legislative approval.

Remember, the Supreme Court had a pre-Election Day opportunity to address such an issue in Pennsylvania but chose to punt.

Blame The Russians Again

As Hillary Clinton, the Democrats, the news media and the Intelligence Community did in the months leading up to Election Day in 2016, stories began to appear casting a dark shadow over the efforts of Russia to tip the 2020 election to Donald Trump.

According to an Oct. 26, 2020, article on the CNN website by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, among the newest Russian methods of election interference was:

“using high-ranking Republican senators and Trump associates like Rudy Giuliani to push Kremlin-created storylines.”

There are numerous such articles but here is the kicker, in an article published in The New York Times on Oct. 22, 2020, without naming any sources:

“American officials expect that if the presidential race is not called on election night, Russian groups could use their knowledge of local computer systems to deface websites, release nonpublic information or take similar steps that could sow chaos and doubts about the integrity of the results, according to American officials briefed on the intelligence.”

A New Day of Infamy – January 6, 2021

The time of reckoning is now upon the American people.

As each state’s electors gather on Capitol Hill for a joint session of Congress, there will be a sufficient number of representatives and senators, but unfortunately only Republicans, to object to electors from several states and force a debate in their respective chambers.

Will this tip the scales in favor of Donald Trump? Unlikely.

What it will do is place before the American public, perhaps on television and newspaper websites, but most importantly in the Congressional Record which lives on in perpetuity, a complete record of the illegalities, irregularities and dark money that frustrated the will of a majority of eligible legal American voters.

Wake up Americans, Democrats and spineless Republicans are waving a false flag and are willing to inflict far greater damage to our country than the Japanese did at Pearl Harbor, which FDR called “a day of infamy.”

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Marc Elias – A 21st Century Democratic Carpetbagger

By: Jeffrey Winograd

Post-American Civil War history teaches us that carpetbaggers were northerners who came to the devastated south to reap private gain under reconstruction governments.

Marc Elias is the 21st century version of a carpetbagger who, instead of being vilified, is being touted by the adoring news media and lapdog Democrats as one of America’s foremost election law attorneys.

Make no mistake, Elias fits the dictionary definition of a carpetbagger as an outsider, especially a nonresident who seeks private gain from an area by meddling in its politics.

For those who need reminding, Marc Elias also was the paymaster behind the “Steele dossier” and the architect of the “Vote By Mail” corruption of American electoral values and law. He knows how to bring the big Democratic bucks into a law firm.

Elias Says Facts Don’t Count

Earlier this month, Elias hit the airways via CNN to lambast President Trump for saying the election results were still not final.

“No, [Trump’s] comment is not true and it’s important for the American public to understand this,” Elias said, adding that it is “well past time for Republican leaders to tell the president and the public” that it is over.

“There is no dispute,” declared Elias, who boasted that the Trump campaign has already lost more than 50 lawsuits.

He then lambasted 18 state attorneys general of the Republican persuasion who have been supportive of Trump’s court battles. “This is shameful in a way we have just not seen in our history in recent years,” pronounced Elias.

“There is only one factual side … [and to say otherwise] is a lie through and through,” he said.

However, the very next day a Wisconsin court boldly stated that there are important facts Elias denies exist.

Wisconsin High Court Sets The Record Straight

The Wisconsin Supreme Court in a December 14 ruling on a lawsuit (Mark Jefferson and the Republican Party of Wisconsin v. Dane County, Wisconsin and Scott McDonell, Dane County Clerk) challenging the legal authority of officials in Dane county (home of the city of Madison) and Gov. Tony Evers to allow voters to declare themselves homebound and “indefinitely confined,” thereby evading the statutory requirement of providing photo identification to receive an absentee ballot.

The lawsuit was filed on March 27 and oral argument was held on September 29.

The court concluded that Wisconsin election law holds that only an individual elector – not a municipal, county or state official – can declare himself “indefinitely confined.” In addition, the governor’s Emergency Order #12, which was a response to COVID-19, did not render all Wisconsin electors as “indefinitely confined.”

The respondents in the case, Dane county and the Dane county clerk, argued that the issue presented was moot, in part because the election occurred and Emergency Order #12 had expired.

The court rejected this, stating:

However, even in cases where an issue is moot, we may nevertheless reach the merits of the dispute. We may do so when “(1) the issue is of great public importance; (2) the situation occurs so frequently that a definitive decision is necessary to guide circuit courts; (3) the issue is likely to arise again and a decision of the court would alleviate uncertainty; or (4) the issue will likely be repeated, but evades appellate review because the appellate review process cannot be completed or even undertaken in time to have a practical effect on the parties.”

It should be noted that there were no outright dissents among the seven justices, only two dissents in part. The court majority prevailed.

Judicial Finaglers

So, having clearly stated that what occurred in the state was outside the bounds of lawful conduct, the Wisconsin Supreme Court, also on December 14, ruled in another lawsuit that the results of the vote tabulation cannot be changed.

In a 4-3 ruling, the court turned thumbs down on Trump’s attempt to toss out some 220,000 absentee ballots cast in Milwaukee and Dane counties, the state’s most Democratic strongholds. Declared the majority of justices:

The challenges raised by the Campaign in this case, however, come long after the last play or even the last game; the Campaign is challenging the rulebook adopted before the season began. Election claims of this type must be brought expeditiously. The Campaign waited until after the election to raise selective challenges that could have been raised long before the election.

The chief justice, who dissented, voiced his frustration, stating:

“[The majority] does not bother addressing what the boards of canvassers did or should have done, and instead, four members of this court throw the cloak of (timing) over numerous problems that will be repeated again and again, until this court has the courage to correct them.”

It would seem that in the Jefferson v. Dane County lawsuit, the initial filing was back in March and with oral arguments in the Wisconsin Supreme Court held on September 29, an expeditious ruling would have overcome the claim that the Trump campaign did not file expeditiously.

Facts See Light Of Day

The Epoch Times, a conservative-leaning, staunchly anti-Chinese Communist Party publication, has been doing yeoman’s work in covering the election dispute,

In early December, the newspaper published an “Election Fraud Allegations: Infographic” which contained a litany of allegations that have never seen the light of day in any courtroom, a situation which has immeasurably tarnished the American judiciary at every level.

Extremely disturbing allegations cited in the infographic ranged from batches of pristine ballots in Georgia that were 98% for Biden to ballots counted multiple times in Michigan to backdating of ballots in Detroit.

However, the infographic was just a primer on electoral abuses compared to a document that was recently released.

The Navarro Report

On December 17, Peter Navarro, director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, published a report titled “The Immaculate Deception: Six Key Dimensions of Election Irregularities.”

The report examined six dimensions of alleged election irregularities in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. 

As described by Navarro, “Evidence used to conduct [the] assessment includes more than 50 lawsuits and judicial rulings, thousands of affidavits and declarations, testimony in a variety of state venues, published analyses by think tanks and legal centers, videos and photos, public comments, and extensive press coverage.”

A matrix outlining the six allegations as they relate to the six battleground states “indicates that significant irregularities occurred across all six battleground states and across all six dimensions of election irregularities,” the report said.  

Elias Unleashes Unprecedented Nationwide Legal Onslaught

As previously reported, Elias, acting under the guise of a lawyerly do-gooder, is the person behind an operation called Democracy Docket.

The website provides a roadmap to its activities, which appear to be funded by the Democratic National Committee and various unidentified deep pockets,   

Elias’s name appears on numerous motions to intervene in lawsuits involving 2020 elections in battleground states such as Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Among the names of law firms appearing along with Elias as an intervenor in various state court cases is Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP. Rather impressive as is one of the leading names frequently cited as an intervenor – Seth Waxman, former solicitor general of the United States under President Clinton. There are no indications that he and various associates are participating pro bono. How much do these guys get per hour?  

Quite striking is the appearance of an article on the Democracy Docket website titled “How Georgia Went Blue” and authored by none other than the infamous Stacy Abrams, the failed candidate for Georgia governor in 2018. Wrote Abrams:

Legislation and litigation, including lawsuits by the indefatigable Marc Elias, began to chip away at the superstructure of suppression. Consent decrees created cure options for voters who sought to vote by mail. Legislative changes neutered “exact match” and slowed the purges for the time being. Other suits improved voter access and education.

Community investment led to drop boxes in 80% of Georgia counties—a direct rebuke to the weaponization of the U.S. Postal Service. Organizations heralded the best practice of making a plan to vote and then helped Georgians make those plans real.

Chutzpah To An Extreme

Bearing in mind that Marc Elias was the paymaster for the Steele dossier, which he has admitted under oath that he could have stopped in its tracks, he probably didn’t even blush when, on December 21, he published an article titled “Profiles in Cowardice.”

Playing off JFK’s “Profiles in Courage,” Elias mocked 17 of the state attorneys general who participated in the lawsuit brought to the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as 126 GOP members of Congress who supported the lawsuit, labeling them, in Yiddish, “schlimazel” (meaning extremely unlucky or inept).

“[They] were like court jesters, just there to bow and scrape in front of Dear Leader for his amusement,” he wrote.   

This comes from a guy who prostrated himself at the feet of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the failed Democratic candidate for president in 2016, and who was a key provider of the funding for the Steele dossier.

Among those who have displayed political courage, wrote Elias, were local election workers and officials “who took pride in the work they did and the elections they ran. They are the real heroes of this election.”

How blessed American democracy would be if Marc Elias were to take his carpetbag full of dirty political and legal trickery and head off into the sunset.

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Marc Elias – The Democrat Who Singlehandedly Destroyed American Democracy

By: Jeffrey Winograd

Marc Elias’s partisan legal career may appear to glitter like gold but even a cursory examination reveals his legal ethics are, at best, dubious.

In fact, Elias likely has done irreparable harm to the United States of America.

Who is this guy?

In short, he was the paymaster behind the “Steele dossier” and the architect of the “Vote by Mail” ploy that seemingly has stolen reelection from President Donald Trump.

Elias’s Public Face

Elias is a partner in the Seattle-based law firm of Perkins Coie and serves as the chair of its Political Law Group. As described on the firm’s website:

          “Marc represents dozens of U.S. senators, governors, representatives and their campaigns as well as the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, National Democratic Redistricting Committee, Priorities USA, Senate Majority PAC and House Majority PAC. Marc served as general counsel to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016 and John Kerry’s presidential campaign in 2004.”

In his various capacities, Elias, who is situated in Washington, D.C., is heavily involved in fighting lawsuits challenging the results of the presidential elections in key battleground states.

He poses as the virtuous protector of the voting rights of the downtrodden masses who have succumbed to COVID-19 fear mongering and lack the courage to appear in person to vote.

However, Elias’s true character can be judged by a typical ploy he embraces – accuse a political opponent of the same reprehensible conduct that he, in turn, resorts to. For example, here is an Elias quote that appeared on September 21 in The New Republic:

           “Donald Trump has shown a willingness to violate every norm that one associates with the president of the United States, and even the law, in order to advance his political interests, and I expect that between now and the election we will continue to see him do everything he can to win reelection,” Elias told {the reporter]. “And that will include things ranging from using [his] bully pulpit to bad-mouth voting by mail to worse.”

Grilling By House Intelligence Panel

On December 13, 2017, Elias appeared before an executive session of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to answer questions about his knowledge of and involvement with the Steele dossier.

The Steele dossier was a central element in the contrived Russian collusion hoax ostensibly linking Donald Trump and people in his presidential campaign to Russia. It resulted in the naming of Robert Mueller as special counsel to conduct a far-reaching probe with a hefty price tag.

Under intense questioning by then-Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Elias’s lawyer provided him substantial protective cover behind the legal shield of attorney-client privilege and work-product exemption.

However, Elias’s true character shone through at the tail end of the interview while he was being queried by an unidentified questioner.

It was revealed that sometime in late September or early October in 2016, Elias met in his office with Fusion GPS representatives and Christopher Steele. Perkins Coie was paid somewhere between $5 million and $6 million by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign for the law firm’s services. Neither the DNC nor the Clinton campaign knew about the meeting, Elias stated.  

According to Elias, “a relatively small part [of that money] would involve” Fusion GPS. “Probably about a million dollars,” he added. Elias acknowledged he would have to sign off on those transactions.

In response to a question, Elias stated he “did not direct” Steele to the specific media outlets he was sent to but he “was aware of it.”

The exchanges that followed speak for themselves:

            Q. You could have also told them not to do it?

            MR. ELIAS: Hypothetically, yes.

                Q. Why did you not stop Mr. Steele from speaking to media in the fall of 2016 after he was in your Washington, D.C., law offices?

            MR. ELIAS: I thought that the information that – I thought that the information that he or they wished to convey was accurate and important.

          Q. So the information that Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele wished to portray to the media in the fall of 2016 at that time, you thought, was accurate and important?

MR. ELIAS: As I understand it.

Q. As you understood it. Sitting here today, do you still consider that information that was relayed to the media in the fall of 2016 after the meeting in your law offices to be accurate and important?

MR. ELIAS: Yes.

Q. Have you had the opportunity to verify it independently?

 MR. ELIAS:  No.

Q.  So how do you know it’s still accurate and important?

MR. ELIAS: You asked me my opinion.

          Q. Was there any information that was accurately portrayed in that dossier that was relayed by Christopher Steele to the media in the fall of 2016?

            MR: ELIAS: There were — there was information in it that I was familiar with. There was information in it that I was not familiar with. Some of the information that was in it I think has actually proved true. So, you know, my opinion that it was accurate and important, I think l was right.

            Q. Would agree that there’s parts of that dossier that remain unverified to this day?

MY. ELIAS: I assume there are.

A Phony Do-Gooder

On March 18, 2020, in an article penned by Elias titled “Four Pillars To Safeguard Voting Rights With Vote By Mail,” he said:

          Increasingly, we are seeing calls for states to adopt no-excuse absentee and vote by mail. This is a very important step in ensuring the right to vote, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

So, it is apparent that from the get-go, Elias saw the COVID-19 situation as his vehicle of choice for achieving the goal of voting by mail, at least in what are considered swing states.  

The article appeared in an impressive sounding report called “Safeguarding Our Democracy With Vote By Mail” which appears on a website called Democracy Docket that was created by none other than Elias.

Here is what prominently appears on the website:

          Democracy Docket focuses on detecting, highlighting, and combating suppressive voting laws and practices that will have the greatest impact on the outcome of the 2020 elections and which are not otherwise being addressed. Put simply, we spotlight those laws and practices that restrict the right to vote but may not be the most newsworthy.

And what are the so-called “Four Pillars” that Elias considers sacrosanct:

  1. Postage for mail-in ballots must be free or prepaid by the government.
  2. Ballots postmarked on or before Election Day must be counted.
  3. Signature matching laws need to be reformed to protect voters.
  4. Community organizations should be permitted to help collect and deliver voted, sealed ballots.

It all sounds kosher until one remembers that the devil is in the details.

POSTAGE: This is simply a means to boost voting by individuals who would otherwise not think it was worth the money for a stamp just to vote or even worthwhile to exercise their right to vote by going to a polling place.

POSTMARKS: Place the blame for late delivery on the U.S. Postal Service. “This is simply wrong and unfair to voters who have done everything right but have their ballots thrown out because of delays with the postal service,” Elias wrote. In fact, Democrats made a big stink about this issue while complaining about proposed reforms to postal delivery that were announced several months prior to Election Day. In reality, people who want to vote have ample time to mail their ballots to ensure they will arrive on time.

SIGNATURE MATCHING: Elias would handle this problem as follows: “Absentee ballots with questionable signatures should be reviewed by three election officials. Only if all three find beyond a reasonable doubt that a signature does not match should it be set aside.” Presumably, at least one of the three election officials would be a Democrat and, consequently, this requirement makes the whole matching issue meaningless.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS: In plain words, ballot harvesting is an honorable practice and not subject to any abuse such as helping voters complete their ballot. Republicans oppose this as a way to suppress the vote, says Elias, adding that “voters without easy access to secure and reliable outgoing mail, or who need extra help to get their ballots delivered, rely on this practice.”

A Rigged Election?

No doubt that political partisans will view the entire election debacle through red or blue lenses.

It would seem that the growing mountain of vote-related irregularities, if not outright illegalities, warrant prompt, efficient and unbiased investigation by federal law enforcement agencies.

How can anyone forget the photos from the Detroit vote counting center where workers were busy blocking the windows of the rooms where tabulations were being done?

How can anyone ignore affidavits, sworn to under penalty of perjury, of election and postal workers who reported such things as backdating receipt of ballots and instructions not to question a voter’s signature or ask for identification?

How can anyone sweep under the rug that many thousands of people who came to vote were told their mail-in ballot was already recorded and the people stated they had never even received a ballot by mail?

These are just a very brief sampling of serious allegations arising from the 2020 presidential election.

Marc Elias, who has proven to be a master at pulling the wool over the eyes of the American people, said this:

          “Vote by mail is always good policy, but right now it is a critical part of democracy.”

Yes, a democracy that Marc Elias has transformed for the worse for evermore.

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Trump, A Democratic Criminal Enterprise, RICO And The Truth

By: Jeffrey Winograd

The United States is on the brink of political Armageddon – a decisive conflict with virtually anonymous federal and states jurists siding with a corrupt Democratic criminal enterprise in total disregard for finding the truth.

That is essentially what has been happening while President Donald Trump has been seeking recourse in the halls of justice to establish whether the 2020 presidential election process was illegally undermined.

Judges in Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada, Arizona, Georgia and Pennsylvania have demonstrated they lack the wisdom and courage to discover the truth.

For example, a judge in Michigan rejected the admissibility of the sworn, under penalty of perjury, affidavit of Jessy Jacob, a Detroit city employee, who made various allegations regarding the coaching of voters and offering of specific illegal voting instructions.

Why the rejection? Because she didn’t name parties and provide dates, as if this problem could not have been easily cured by questioning before the bench.

Now, a federal district court judge in Pennsylvania has tossed out a key lawsuit brought in behalf of Trump and individual voters.

In the words of Judge Matthew Brann, an Obama appointee who sits in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania: “Among the grounds that could justify a denial of leave to amend [the lawsuit] are undue delay, bad faith, dilatory motive, prejudice, and futility.”

How is that for an objective legal opinion!

No Time for Pussyfooting

The time is now for President Donald Trump to play his trump card – his decisive ultimate resource – against the combined forces that have been arrayed against him since he first announced his candidacy for the presidency.

His game-changing weapon is the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act, popularly known as RICO.

This is a strongly recommended course of action that is separate and apart from Trump’s current legal challenges to the still unofficial election results.

To explain why there is no time to lose, just a bit of background.

Biased News Media

President Trump’s legal team, during a November 19 press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill, laid out in sufficient detail the legal causes of action the president and others believe are legally sufficient to overturn the election results in Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia, with similar possibilities in Pennsylvania, Arizona and Nevada.

Unfortunately, the news media has been content to disparage the performance and physical appearance of Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s top lawyer, and the allegations, albeit without a full explanation, of Sidney Powell, a key member of the team.

Full and accurate reporting has fallen by the wayside, and the general public is not only misinformed but outright deceived by the Fourth Estate which is in bed with the Democratic cabal supposedly under the incorruptible (just forget about the lucrative business dealings of his son, Hunter, in Ukraine and China) leadership of Joe Biden.

One reporter wrote that Giuliani “urged reporters to look into [the] affidavit” of the aforementioned Jessy Jacob, but inaccurately concluded that “the president’s legal team offered no evidence to support their claims, yet berated the media for not covering them.”

Well, here is a bit of legalese that should cause Dylan Stableford a bit of embarrassment had he heeded the advice of Giuliani to read the publicly available affidavits.

According to LegalNature:

“An affidavit is admissible evidence, although some courts may require you to testify to the affidavit or they may consider it hearsay. Since hearsay is not admissible as evidence, your affidavit may not be used for evidence if someone objects to it unless you testify.”    

To sum up, the public is being fed shoddy, faulty and outright biased reporting – a condition which allows judges to act with impunity and anti-Trump animus.

And it is not outside the realm of reality that the Supreme Court of the United States will do everything possible to avoid getting involved.

Giuliani’s List of Allegations

Here is a sampling of allegations made by Giuliani, which he must prove in court, during the press conference;

  • With Biden ahead in Pennsylvania by 69,140 votes, there are some 682,000 mail-in ballots which underwent no inspection.
  • The secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania permitted ballots to be cured (mistakes corrected) in Philadelphia and Pittsburg, but not in other locations.
  • In Pittsburg, there were some 17,000 provisional ballots completed. Of these, 15,000 were from people who came to vote in person and were told they had already voted.
  • In Detroit, the aforementioned Jessy Jacobs, in an affidavit, stated she was told to change the date of receipt on absentee ballots, not to ask for valid identification, not to invalidate any ballots, not to look for any deficiencies and not to look for signatures.
  • In Detroit, at approximately 4:30 a.m., on November 4, trucks came to the rear entrance of the ballot processing facility and allegedly delivered ballots stuffed in garbage cans, paper bags and cardboard boxes. The estimated number of said ballots was between 50,000 to 100,000. 
  • With Biden ahead in Wisconsin by 20,554 votes, there were some 60,000 absentee ballots received in Milwaukee and some 40,000 absentee ballots received in Madison with no applications on file requesting an absentee ballot.
  • In numerous Wisconsin precincts, there were overvotes as high as 150%, 200% and 300%. This means more votes were supposedly cast than the number of actual registered voters.

Giuliani repeatedly asked reporters to read the court filings and the affidavits that were publicly available. He also said he could not publicly release any of the affidavits without permission of the individuals submitting the affidavits. In addition, there is a reasonable likelihood that those who submitted affidavits would encounter threats to themselves and family members, Giuliani said.

A previous article on this site include a must-see list of allegations of wrong-doing in several battleground states.

Applicability of RICO

18 U.S. Code CHAPTER 96—RACKETEER INFLUENCED AND CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS seemingly lays out the way for Trump to fight back with a series of civil lawsuits in a number of United States District Courts.

What constitutes “racketeering activity?” A glance at 18 U.S. Code §1961 offers relevant title 18 possibilities:

§1028 (fraud and related activity in connection with identification documents); §1029 (fraud and related activity in connection with access devices); §1341 (mail fraud); §1343 (wire fraud); §1503 (obstruction of justice); § 1512 (tampering with a witness, victim or informant) and §1513 (retaliating against a witness, victim or informant).

What are “prohibited activities?” A look at 18 U.S. Code §1962 offers these explanations:

 (b) It shall be unlawful for any person through a pattern of racketeering activity … to acquire or maintain, directly or indirectly, any interest in or control of any enterprise which is engaged in, or the activities of which affect, interstate or foreign commerce. (c) It shall be unlawful for any person employed by or associated with any enterprise engaged in, or the activities of which affect, interstate or foreign commerce, to conduct or participate, directly or indirectly, in the conduct of such enterprise’s affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity…. (d) It shall be unlawful for any person to conspire to violate any of the provisions of subsection (b) or (c) of this section.

Are there “civil remedies/” A review of 18 U.S. Code §1964 states:

(c) Any person injured in his business or property by reason of a violation of section 1962 of this chapter may sue therefor in any appropriate United States district court and shall recover threefold the damages he sustains and the cost of the suit, including a reasonable attorney’s fee….

Naming the Conspirators

It is impossible to overstate the damage Democrats have inflicted on the Constitution and the U.S. body politic from 2015 until this point in the 2020 presidential electoral process.

And now, amid reports that the Durham probe into the origins of allegations of Trump collusion with the Russians is in its death throes without any likely indictment of wrong doers, why not start with naming  Hillary Clinton (bankroller of the so-called Steele dossier) and the Democratic National Committee (another bankroller) as the first two defendants.

Then continue by adding to the roster of defendants James Clapper, John Brennan, James Comey, Miles Taylor (Mr. Anonymous), Kathy Boockvar (secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania), and many others, working the list to include election officials in Detroit, Wisconsin, and other jurisdictions, as well as U.S. Postal Service employees and even local precinct workers.

Force these folks to appear in U.S district courts and testify under oath.   

It would seem to a mere journalist that with some skillful and innovative lawyering, this is not “to dream the impossible dream.”

It is called Queens-style payback.

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