Republicans everywhere just keep surrendering. But hey, that’s just what they do. – We’ve discussed the situation with the Maginot Line Republicans in Georgia who have not only stopped fighting for fair and valid elections in their state, but are actually throwing their lot in with the Democrats there.
Yesterday provided us with yet another example of this kind of Vichy GOP worthlessness in Wayne County, Michigan, home of Detroit, one of five cities in all of America in which Joe Biden somehow “out-performed” Hillary Clinton on November 3. There, the Wayne County Board of Canvassers, which consists of 2 Republicans and 2 Democrats, failed to certify the election results due to the fact that the number of votes counted did not come close to matching the number of people who signed into vote. Which is sort of bound to happen in a county where a 2 a.m. drop of 38,000 votes, all for a singe candidate takes place.
Republicans held firm for about 5 minutes – ok, it was really a few hours – until all the to-be-expected death threats started rolling into their social media accounts and they were accused of being racists by activists at a public meeting. In the end, they caved, which Republicans always do, based on a “compromise” in which Michigan’s utterly corrupt Democrat Secretary of State will “audit” the county’s results. Which will be exactly like putting the fox in charge of the hen house.
From a story at the Detroit Free Press:
After initially voting against certifying the election results, Monica Palmer, the Republican chair of the committee, said she would be open to certifying the election results for other jurisdictions but not Detroit.
But Chris Thomas, the former director of elections for Michigan who served as a special adviser to Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey, responded, “I think that’s absurd. I think that would make a mockery of the situation. To open the door to selective canvassing would be a huge disservice to the election process.”
Public commenters who spoke during the meeting accused the board’s Republican members of disenfranchising hundreds of thousands of voters — particularly African-American voters — in initially refusing to certify the election.
Jonathan Kinloch, the Democratic vice chair of the board accused the Republican members of playing politics rather than fulfilling their legal obligation to certify the results. “I believe politics made its presence today,” Kinloch said. “This is reckless and irresponsible action by this board,” he added. Democratic board member Allen Wilson agreed. “I’m actually appalled to be sitting here today,” he said.
Thus does Michigan fall unless the federal courts can be convinced to intervene, which is highly unlikely to happen.
For more than 50 years, the Democrat Party has been playing the long game, fighting a war of attrition against our nation’s constitution and the freedoms and institutions it guarantees. For more than 50 years, the Republican Party has refused to understand the nature of this enemy of the state and of the people, and thus continued to fight a never-ending series of losing holding actions in which it always ends up getting flanked and giving ground.
Now, they are running out of ground to give, because the ground at stake in this current controversy is the continued existence and conduct of real, democratic elections in this country, which of course constitute the very foundation of our American Republic. Republican surrender monkeys like Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and these two members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers, who choose the easy way of resolving real controversies by entering into one-sided “compromises” with Democrats only serve to hasten the Republic’s destruction.
This court loss is actually a good thing. – The Trump legal team got poured out by the Pennsylvania Supreme court on Tuesday, but that was to be expected and is actually a good thing, since it speeds the process along.
From a report in the New York Post:
Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned an order requiring that election observers be allowed within six feet of ballot-counting operations.
In its decision, the court said state law only requires that observers be allowed “in the room” where ballots are counted and does not mandate a minimum distance, NBC News said.
The 5-2 majority opinion also found that the Philadelphia Board of Elections “did not act contrary to the law in fashioning its regulations governing the positioning of candidate representatives,” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
“Critically, we find the board’s regulations…were reasonable,” Justice Debra Todd wrote.
Thus does the PA Supreme Court rule that it is “reasonable” for Democrats to segregate GOP election observers to an area from which they are literally unable to “observe” anything at all, which sort of defies the very definition of the word “observer”, doesn’t it?
Anyway, this decision is fine and very much expected, and it now frees up the Trump team to challenge this ruling in federal courts, where the real decision-making on all of this is going to end up taking place. It is doubtful that anyone on the Trump team expect a positive outcome before the PA supremes.
Meanwhile, in other election challenge-related events…
Trump lawyer L. Lin Wood tweeted this late Tuesday night:
I have irrefutable evidence that GA local election officials were instructed by state to report original vote totals & NOT report recount totals which are different.
These people are corrupt to point of criminality. They are intentionally engaged in fraud in a federal election.
— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) November 18, 2020
Given the behavior of GA election officials to this point, this would not be at all surprising, would it?
Then there was this from election security expert Russ Ramsland on Lou Dobbs’s Fox Business program:
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) November 17, 2020
Here is part of what Ramsland had to say:
We have been out looking mostly at Michigan. We are beginning on turning our sights on Pennsylvania and Georgia. The things you find in Michigan are amazing. There are over 3,000 precincts where the presidential votes cast compared to the estimated voters from the SOS (Secretary of State) is 99% all the way up to 350%.
Those kind of numbers don’t exist in the real world. So where did all those votes come from?
And looking at that, we’ve gone back and looked at some of these huge vote dumps that were mostly Biden’s. We call them spikes. We’ve gone back and traced the spikes. We’ve seen where they were cast, primarily in four counties. We looked at how long it took to cast those votes. And we looked at the equipment that exists at all of those locations by serial number. And the fact of the matter is we can’t see any physical way possible for some of those votes to have been in those kind of numbers because they just don’t have the equipment that can produce it in that timing.
This happened in Nevada, but the corrupt national news media pretty much ignored the story:
There is enough fraud in Clark County to throw out an entire local race – and the DC types are trying to convince you that the fraud didn’t impact the rest of the ballot.
They have no idea where the fraud stops. https://t.co/ab2VIW0KMT
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) November 17, 2020
From the story at the Las Vegas Review Journal:
Voters might get a second chance to decide the race for Clark County Commission District C, where the number of election discrepancies surpassed the razor-thin margin of victory, county lawmakers said Monday.
During a meeting to certify election results in the county, the commission directed Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria to return early next month with options for a special election between Democratic former Secretary of State Ross Miller and Republican Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony.
Miller defeated Anthony by just 10 votes in the general election, but Gloria said Monday that his office had identified 139 unexplainable discrepancies in the contest. The discrepancies, he said, were similar to those found throughout the county, including early voting and Election Day check-in errors and issues related to tracking of the process of mail ballots.
But because the number of discrepancies is more than the margin of victory, that called into question the validity of the results, and the uncertainty is unlikely to be resolved by a recount.
Grenell has a solid point: The vote count is too unreliable to resolve a county commission race, but just fine for a presidential contest? What kind of sense does that make?
So, things are moving ahead, but here we are at hump day, and Sidney Powell still hasn’t released the Kraken as far as anyone can tell.
Not good. Time is running out, and the Kraken, if it exists, demands to be fed.
That is all.
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