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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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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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