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According to Reuters, voting fraud is “extremely rare.” Reuters is either dishonest or stupid. This Heritage Foundation study suggests that Reuters isn’t honest.

According to Heritage, “Although talk of voter fraud may be increasing because of the stakes in the 2020 election, The Heritage Foundation’s election fraud database has been around for four years. With the addition of our latest batch of cases, we are up to 1,285 proven instances of voter fraud.” Heritage next states that “Heritage’s database is by no means comprehensive. It doesn’t capture all voter fraud cases and certainly doesn’t capture reported instances that aren’t even investigated or prosecuted. The database is intended to demonstrate the vulnerabilities in the election system and the many ways in which fraud is committed.”

When President Trump talks about voter fraud within the mail-in voting system, the MSM treats his statements like the statements of a lunatic. Other Democrats treat him like he’s a little green man from Mars. Since the MSM treats CNN’s Jim Acosta like he’s a legitimate reporter, it isn’t surprising that few people take the MSM’s characterizations seriously.

This article highlights the MSM’s bias:

These groups have helped lead a larger movement in the Republican Party that has seen states pass restrictions on voting, including strict voter identification laws passed by nine states since 2005. They have sought purges of voter rolls that could disproportionately affect minority voters, who tend to vote for the Democratic Party, according to voting-rights advocates and election officials who have opposed these efforts.

When I worked at Fingerhut years ago, one of the things we’d deal with was the NCOA data. NCOA was the acronym for the Post Office’s National Change Of Address system. Each day, we would create a tape containing the new addresses of people that moved.

One of the requirements of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 was the creation of Statewide Voter Registration Systems in each state. HAVA requires the timely updating of the SVRS.

The Reuters article didn’t address the lawsuits won by Judicial Watch that required the cleaning up of voter roles in multiple states. Apparently, some counties see the timely updating of their SVRS as an option, not as a requirement. HAVA is quite clear; timely updating of the SVRS is a requirement. We know from videos like this that voter fraud exists:

The usual excuse is that voter fraud isn’t widespread. That’s an important admission. For years, Democrats insisted that it didn’t happen. Period. What’s more important than whether voter fraud is widespread is whether the party committing voter fraud flips the majority because of the fraud or whether the party maintains their majority because of the fraud.

John Solomon’s reporting in this article should worry Andrew Weissmann, Robert Mueller’s lead prosecutor.

According to Solomon’s article, “an FBI agent wrote in a footnote to the affidavit” that “[t]he April 12, 2017, Associated Press article reported that DMI [Manafort’s company] records showed at least two payments were made to DMI that correspond to payments in the ‘black ledger.'” Then Solomon wrote “There are two glaring problems with that assertion. First, the agent failed to disclose that both FBI officials and Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutor Andrew Weissmann, who later became Mueller’s deputy, met with those AP reporters one day before the story was published and assisted their reporting.”

Then there’s this:

Secondly, the FBI was told the ledger claimed to show cash payments to Manafort when, in fact, agents had been told since 2014 that Manafort received money only by bank wires, mostly routed through the island of Cyprus, memos show.

It gets worse:

Liberal law professor Alan Dershowitz said FBI affidavits almost never cite news articles as evidence. “They are supposed to cite the primary evidence and not secondary evidence,” he said. “It sounds to me like a fraud on the court, possibly a willful and deliberate fraud that should have consequences for both the court and the attorneys’ bar,” he added.

The operational premise likely is that the FBI should have firsthand information because of its investigation. The other premise is that ‘news’ articles aren’t exactly reliable these days. News articles, furthermore, should be considered hearsay. That’s the most important reason why judges shouldn’t trust news articles. The other important reason not to trust news articles is because, lately, political operatives have weaponized information in a way to sabotage their opponent’s campaign.

Why wouldn’t Weissmann worry about the inaccuracy of this information? Is it because he’s that unethical? Is it because he’s that much of a partisan hack? Is it because he isn’t as worried about accuracy as he is about convictions whatever the cost? Is it all of the above? I’m betting it’s the last one.

John Solomon and Sarah Carter are the Woodward and Bernstein of 2019. They aren’t alone, though. It’d be improper to not recognize the work of Devin Nunes and Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch. In this video, Mr. Fitton goes into detail on the multiple dossiers in play:

If Weissmann isn’t worried, he’s stupid. The Judicial Watch video is fascinating because it highlights the connections between Steele and the State Department and/or Obama administration officials. That sounds pretty shady. I don’t know if it’s illegal but it’s worth looking into.

What I know is that the US attorney that’s assigned to “investigate the investigators” isn’t a prosecutor to be trifled with. John Durham took over a 30-year-old cold case and turned it into a conviction. If laws were broken, Mr. Durham will get a conviction. With all of the documents admitting what various people were doing, I can’t imagine Durham not getting to the bottom of these cases.