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If you needed proof that Democrats hate Trump supporters, this article provides that proof. The article is written by Dahlia Lithwick of Slate Magazine. The article is titled “Trump Is No Longer the Problem. His Army of Followers Is.”

The article isn’t about unveiling new information to people. It’s mostly a diatribe from someone with the mind of a child. Think of a child going through terrible 2s. Then think of the writer as someone with a temper. Finally, think of Lithwick as not that bright but definitely that insistent that she’s right. I won’t subject LFR’s readers to Lithwick’s diatribe. This paragraph is sufficient:

But even if we stipulate that Trump is a distraction from moving on, there is another reason we cannot be free of this persistent anxiety: Ugliness and lawlessness and norms violations did not end with the election, and they are not limited to Trump’s tweets or telephone calls. The disease has spread. And even as we should be moving on, acts of transparent racism, defiance of norms of governance, and clownish court performances by Trump surrogates all signal that, for the army of Trump enthusiasts, enablers, and imitators, law continues to be an afterthought—a sand trap limited to suckers, losers, and Democrats. The Republican Party is still insisting that it is a law unto itself. That part isn’t over, or even slowing. It is simply instantiated into more overt forms. Yes, yes we should ignore Trump, and Trump himself is ever-more ignorable. But his enablers and imitators are not slouching away quietly.

What drivel. It isn’t a stretch to think that Democrats are the party that believes in passing, but not enforcing, laws. They did virtually nothing in Minneapolis, NYC, then Seattle and Portland when the rioting started. I’d love hearing Ms. Lithwick explain how enabling rioting and destruction of family businesses isn’t a “defiance of norms of governance.” That happened in Democrat-run cities. It didn’t happen in Republican-run cities.

Democrats said that there wasn’t widespread voter fraud. That’s true. It’s found in Atlanta, Dane County, WI, Detroit, Milwaukee and Philadelphia. Don’t say that there isn’t evidence of that, either. Sidney Powell outlines it a little in this presentation:

About 2:25 in, Powell talked about spikes that corresponded with testimony provided in the affidavits that are sworn out under penalty of perjury. Powell then said that the spikes were straight up, not at a steep diagonal angle.

To summarize, Democrats think that President Trump and his supporters are problematic. Further, it’s clear that they think we need to be gotten rid of in a political sense. Going back to their deep state ways, mixed with their globalist, China-pandering ways, is the best path forward.

During a tour-de-force presentation this afternoon, Rudy Giuliani presented a lengthy list of evidence of systematic voter fraud encompassing multiple battleground states. The news conference was part scolding of the MSM for being totally incurious about the system that Democrats have allegedly put together, part presentation of signed affidavits from people with firsthand information from the vote-counting locations.

It’s especially disheartening that FNC wrote “His descriptions largely entailed recitations of allegations put forth in several lawsuits that the Trump campaign has filed. Former Vice President Joe Biden is the projected winner in the contest, but the Trump campaign is contesting those calls, raising concerns in several battleground states.” These weren’t “recitations of allegations put forth in several lawsuits.” Giuliani cited specific affidavits, which are sworn out under penalty of perjury. I expect that sloppiness from CNN or the NYTimes. I expect better from FNC because I’ve gotten better from FNC in the past.

Later in the article, the reporter contradicted himself:

[Giuliani] cited sworn affidavits from cases in Pennsylvania and Michigan from poll workers who spoke about instructions from supervisors. One affidavit said that workers in Pennsylvania were instructed to assign ballots without names to random people, resulting in thousands of people in Pittsburgh showing up to the polls to find that votes had been cast in their names.

Another affidavit said that a supervisor in Michigan instructed workers to change the dates on absentee ballots to show that they arrived earlier than they had. An affidavit also claimed that workers were told not to request photo identification from Michigan voters, even though state law requires it.

Giuliani also said that approximately 100,000 absentee ballots in Wisconsin should have been deemed invalid because there were no applications for them. President-elect Joe Biden leads President Trump in that state by roughly 20,000 votes. “If you count the lawful votes, Trump won Wisconsin,” Giuliani said.

These aren’t allegations. They’re eyewitness testimony from people who witnessed the law not being followed.

It’s time that the MSM paid attention to these details. Saying that the Trump campaign hasn’t collected evidence of wrongdoing is BS. It’s a fabrication on steroids. This isn’t acceptable in a developed nation. If the judiciary sanctions this level of fraud, we might as well disband the judiciary because our system of checks and balances will have disappeared.

Last night, Sean Hannity talked about a number of things that need changing before the 2022 midterm elections. I’ve been talking about changing election laws for months so I’d better throw in my 2 cents worth. One thing that’s important to change is the last date that early voting/mail-in/absentee ballots can be submitted. I’d love a change to end early voting but that isn’t likely with Democrats controlling enough governorships or state legislative bodies to prevent that outcome.

If the words ‘early voting’ mean anything, then the last day of early voting shouldn’t be the day before Election Day. The only reason to have it that late is to create a chaotic system. If you want an orderly system, you have to end early voting 7-10 days before Election Day. Further, you allow the counting and inspection of early voting/absentee/mail-in ballots a week before Election Day.

To ensure accountability with mail-in, early and absentee ballots, ballots and envelopes should have a barcode printed on it. Day of Election, aka DOE, ballots shouldn’t have a barcode on them. That way, we could separate DOE ballots from mail-in, early and absentee ballots.

As usual, Kim Strassel’s article highlights the problems she found:

Yet the beauty of ballot harvesting is that it is nearly impossible to prove fraud. How many harvesters offered to deliver votes, only to throw away inconvenient ones? How many voters were pushed or cajoled, or even paid—or had a ballot filled and returned for them without their knowledge? And this is before questions of what other mischief went on amid millions of mailed ballots (which went to wrong addresses or deceased people) and reduced voter verification rules. As the Heritage Foundation’s election expert Hans von Spakovsky has explained, mail-in voting is the “single worst form of election possible” because “it moves the entire election beyond the oversight of election officials.”

Election integrity legislation should be the first priority of every GOP legislator or governor in 2021. Legislators and governors should insist that accountability be their state’s highest priority. If possible, wipe away the agreements that courts reached with Democrat politicians:

Using the virus as an excuse, Democratic and liberal groups brought scores of lawsuits to force states to adopt its provisions. Many Democratic politicians and courts happily agreed. States mailed out ballots to everyone. Judges disregarded statutory deadlines for receipt of votes. They scrapped absentee-ballot witness requirements. States set up curbside voting and drop-off boxes. They signed off on ballot harvesting.

Challenging these courts’ rulings is the essential first step. Get federal courts involved as often as possible. That’s why President Trump nominated all those conservative judges and Lindsey Graham, Chuck Grassley and Mitch McConnell got them confirmed. Put them to work.

These are just the first few suggestions. They aren’t the only things that need fixing to implement election security. This project requires vigilance, activism and educating/persuading people. Let’s get this system fixed.

Joe Biden’s lead in Georgia just got significantly shakier. That’s because Georgia contracted with Dominion Voting Systems for their elections. Garland Favorito, the co-founder of Voter GA, just submitted an affidavit saying that he spotted irregularities while poll-watching.

The article opens by saying “A curious thing happened as Fulton County, Ga., election officials counted mail-in ballots at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena in the days after the election. In the early hours of Nov. 5, a surge of some 20,000 mail-in votes suddenly appeared for Joe Biden, while approximately 1,000 votes for President Trump mysteriously disappeared from his own totals in the critical swing state, where Biden holds a razor-thin lead.”

He told RealClearInvestigations’ Paul Sperry that “I concluded from looking at these results that this was an irregularity, since there was no obvious reason for President Trump’s totals to have decreased while former Vice President Biden’s totals increased dramatically. The software appears to have thrown votes from Trump to Biden here too. Or Biden ballots were manufactured.”

There’s more to this than just Favorito’s affidavit. That being said, it’s worth noting that Favorito told Sperry that he “is not a Republican or Trump supporter.” That’s just the tip of the iceberg, though. This NBC article sheds new light on this crisis:

“We kept hearing from election officials that voting machines were never on the internet,” he said. “And we knew that wasn’t true. And so we set out to try and find the voting machines to see if we could find them on the internet, and especially the back-end systems that voting machines in the precinct were connecting to to report their results.”

Skoglund and his team developed a tool that scoured the internet to see if the central computers that program voting machines and run the entire election process at the precinct level were online. Once they had identified such systems, they contacted the relevant election officials and also provided the information to reporter Kim Zetter, who published the findings in Vice’s Motherboard in August.

The three largest voting manufacturing companies — Election Systems & Software, Dominion Voting Systems and Hart InterCivic — have acknowledged they all put modems in some of their tabulators and scanners. The reason? So that unofficial election results can more quickly be relayed to the public. Those modems connect to cell phone networks, which, in turn, are connected to the internet.

It also means that these networks are subject to manipulation. This should get everyone’s attention:

The largest manufacturer of voting machines, ES&S, told NBC News their systems are protected by firewalls and are not on the “public internet.” But both Skoglund and Andrew Appel, a Princeton computer science professor and expert on elections, said such firewalls can and have been breached.

A 19,000 vote net swing is bigger than significant. That’s big enough, by itself, to flip Georgia into President Trump’s column. That’s a net swing of 32 electoral votes. This election’s winner hasn’t been determined, at least at this point.

Donna Brazile’s op-ed is disgustingly dishonest. First, she wrote “Long after our nation’s founding, the right to vote was denied to millions of Americans. Black people had no rights as slaves and were denied voting rights in many parts of the country for another 100 years after Emancipation. Women were denied the vote until 1920. And other groups, including Native Americans, were excluded from voting for many years as well.” Brazile omits the fact that Democrats denied people the right to vote, even after Emancipation. If anyone is un-American when it comes to voting rights, it’s Democrats.

Then Brazile wrote “There is nothing underhanded, corrupt or fraudulent about the delay in counting votes — no matter how many times Trump falsely says there is.” That’s true but that isn’t what’s at issue here. In Philadelphia, Detroit and Milwaukee, RNC pollwatchers were prevented from inspecting whether the signature on the absentee ballot application matched the signature on the voter registration file. RNC poll watchers weren’t allowed within 30 feet of each counting station until a judge ordered the Democrats to follow Pennsylvania’s well-established law. Prior to that judicial ruling, Philadelphia corrupt Democrats just forced non-Democrat poll watchers off to the side.

Republicans had plenty of poll watchers at every vote-counting location in every battleground state. In place after place, Democrats either prevented GOP poll watchers entrance to the building, prevented GOP poll watchers proximity to vote-counting stations or they put paper on the windows to hide their actions. Now they want us to trust them after acting in such a corrupt fashion? I don’t think so.

Newt Gingrich laid things out beautifully in this interview:

How can you accumulate evidence when you aren’t allowed onto a crime scene? How can you diagnose a patient if you aren’t allowed to run tests on the patient? If you’re kept 20-30 feet from where they open the ballots, how can you tell whether the signature on the envelope matches the signature on the person’s voter registration form? How can you tell if the postmark shows that the voter got it in on time?

When a group of Democrats prevent GOP poll watchers from watching by keeping them at a distance or by papering over the windows so nobody can watch, that’s proof of the Democrats’ corruption. Philadelphia Democrats apparently aren’t interested in democracy. It’s apparent that they’re only interested in Democrat-led mob rule.

If we’re going to have early voting, which seems inevitable, we need to implement major structural changes to guarantee election integrity. Here’s my list of features to this election system:

  1. Early voting can’t start before the first debate.
  2. To guarantee no confusion, all mail-in ballots must be post-marked before the final Friday before the election.
  3. Limit early voting to 3 weeks total.
  4. Eliminate ballot-harvesting.
  5. Eliminate unsolicited ballot mail-out.
  6. Highlight the risks of mail ballots.

Bullet point 1 is essential to informed voting. This weekend, we learned that Democrat Senate candidate Cal Cunningham “conducted a covert sexting relationship with the wife of an Army combat veteran.” How many of those voters wish that they could scrap their ballot and start over?

The next bullet point is essential, too. Society has a legitimate interest in election integrity. That’s actually part of Justice John Paul Stevens majority opinion in the Crawford v. Marion County opinion, which I quoted here:

While petitioners argue that the statute was actually motivated by partisan concerns and dispute both the significance of the State’s interests and the magnitude of any real threat to those interests, they do not question the legitimacy of the interests the State has identified. Each is unquestionably relevant to the State’s interest in protecting the integrity and reliability of the electoral process.

Next, eliminating ballot harvesting is essential to election integrity. BTW, I expect Democrats to object to eliminating ballot harvesting. That should indicate waht their intentions are. If Democrats oppose the elimination of ballot harvesting the next time they run for election. Tulsi Gabbards explains why eliminating ballot harvesting is essential:

This statement beautifully explains why eliminating ballot harvesting is essential.
Eliminating the unsolicited ballots mail-out will eliminate the mailing out of illegitimate ballots. I’m betting that the states have done a terrible job of keeping their states’ SVRS (Statewide Voter Registration System) updated. States that fight maintaining their SVRS should have their top election official arrested. Standing in the way of election integrity isn’t acceptable.

States should be required to explain the risks of mail-in ballots. Chief among them is the rejection rate due to forgetting to sign the ballot application, the application signature not matching voter registration signature or other defects.

If it’s safe to go grocery shopping, then it’s safe to vote in person. For those who have co-mobidities, they should have a fool-proof system that protects election integrity. Our citizens deserve nothing less. Finally, it isn’t essential to have early voting last from mid-September to Election Day. If voters can’t vote within a 3-week window, then it’s safe to say that voting isn’t a priority to them. If it isn’t a priority to them, it shouldn’t be a priority to society. Period. Full stop.