|December 16, 2020|
Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:
- Real reason
- Joe Biden campaigns in Georgia, and boosts Republicans
- Small crowds for Joe, even online
- Mitch McConnell is taking heat
- REASON TO FIGHT BACK; critical steps in election still to come
By Mike Huckabee
Here’s the real reason why the liberal media hate the conservative satire site, the Babylon Bee. It’s not because they distribute “fake news” (that’s their job, just like the Onion,) it’s because their fake news contains so much more truth than the “real” news outlets do these days. And I don’t just mean using humor to convey truth. I mean they’ve already hilariously nailed the Eric Swalwell Chinese spy story while many mainstream “news” outlets haven’t even reported it yet (this story doesn’t include the New York Times, but trust me: they’ve also studiously ignored it.)
Joe Biden campaigns in Georgia, and boosts Republicans
By Mike Huckabee
Tuesday, Joe Biden traveled to Georgia to give a speech promoting Democrat Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock. Interestingly, both Biden and Ossoff inadvertently made the case for reelecting Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.
Ossoff said Democrats need to take the Senate so they can pass Biden’s agenda and not let Republicans block it the way they blocked Obama’s agenda, while Biden declared that Ossoff and Warnock would be “doers, not roadblocks” to passing the Democrats’ agenda.
Thank you, that’s exactly the point I’ve been trying to drive home for weeks! Considering that their agenda includes open borders, high taxes, more regulations, endless shutdowns, kowtowing to China and confiscating guns from law-abiding citizens while releasing criminals from prison and defunding the police, those quotes alone should send everyone who cares about America’s future running to the polls to vote for Loeffer and Perdue.
One side point: When Biden said the votes were “counted…and counted…and counted again,” I don’t think he realized that could be taken two ways.
Small crowds for Joe, even online
By Mike Huckabee
After the electors awarded Joe Biden 306 votes, Biden made his first public address on a live stream. So as long as people are listing statistical anomalies about this election, here’s one more: how come the most popular candidate in the history of America, who allegedly drew 80 million votes for President, gave his first speech as “President-elect” and it only drew 52,000 viewers?
For comparison, here’s a sketch video by conservative comedian Ryan Long about deprogramming a woke Vice blogger that went up just last week and already has nearly 232,000 views. Maybe we should make Ryan President. He’d definitely be better than Joe Biden.
Mitch McConnell is taking heat
By Mike Huckabee
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is taking heat from the right for congratulating "President-elect Joe Biden" after the Electoral College vote.
Some critics believe he’s giving up too soon or that there are even darker reasons for him not encouraging Republicans in Congress to fight Biden’s confirmation. But this article at RedState.com examines some of those accusations and makes the case that McConnell is just dealing with the most likely eventuality as best he can, as depressing as it may be.
REASON TO FIGHT BACK; critical steps in election still to come
By Mike Huckabee
Let’s see...what new election-aftermath stories are the mainstream media refusing to cover?
It’s important to understand why we’re still talking about this. Many people think that, right or wrong, the election is a done deal (wrong), that even if Trump really won, the courts won’t touch it and it’s just too late. But a lot can be uncovered by the key date of January 6 –- a lot already has been –- and on January 6, Congress can and should reject all Electoral College votes that are found to be based on fraud and/or error.
If they don’t, we will never be able to trust another election.
It might not come to that. There are several cases still up for consideration by the Supreme Court, but the justices wimped out so spectacularly on the Texas suit that I wouldn’t hold my breath. Still, if they honestly care about their co-equal role with the legislative and executive branches, they need to step up. Otherwise, our supposedly “balanced” government becomes a two-legged school, as this powerful opinion piece explains.
But if SCOTUS fails, Congress must grow a spine. Just because electors voted on Monday does not mean the process is over. That was just one step; there are more. The Founders seem to have thought of everything. Here’s how it might go, as laid out in the Constitution:
During their joint session on January 6, “the President of the Senate shall call for objections, if any” after the certificate from each state is read. “Any such objection must be presented in writing and must be signed by at least one Senator and one Representative.” (Surprisingly, the particular senator and representative who sign don’t have to be from the state in question. I’ll bet Texas would be happy to step up.) The objection “shall state clearly and concisely, and without argument, the ground thereof.”
If this happens, the joint session is suspended and House and Senate meet separately to consider the objection and decide whether to count the votes in question. Total debate is limited to two hours; each member may speak just once, for five minutes. Then each house votes separately, by roll call.
The NOQ story has more specifics. As you’re probably aware, if no candidate for President receives a majority of electoral votes, the election is decided in the House, where each state has one vote. (Counting that way, Republicans actually have more votes in the House.) The vote for Vice President happens in the Senate, maybe because the VP presides there. (Republicans have more votes there, too.)
A former Ohio secretary of state advises Trump not to concede but rather to continue challenging the validity of Biden electors from contested states. Ken Blackwell said, “I think that this is going to be prosecuted at least through January 6.”
When I quipped that Texas might be happy to step up that day, I was only half kidding. Turns out, Texas electors have already passed a resolution, 34-4, urging lawmakers in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Georgia to appoint new electors for their states, citing election fraud that “undermines” votes cast for Trump in Texas and elsewhere. (This is the same argument used in their request to the Supreme Court.) The resolution is nonbinding, but it does send a message to the rest of the states to STAND UP, for crying out loud.
We reported that a forensic examination of Dominion machines in Antrim County, Michigan, determined that they'd been intentionally programmed to produce high numbers of tabulation errors (Dominion disputes this), and also that their computer logs for the three-day period surrounding Election Day had been removed, rendering the machines “inauditable.” A Michigan lawyer involved in that case is now saying he hopes President Trump will act.
"We hope that we’ve given him something to go on here based on our investigation,” attorney Matthew DePerno said, “because if this happened in Antrim County and with these machines, there’s 48 other counties in Michigan that used the same machines, and there’s hundreds of counties across the country that also use them.”
Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack, in a powerful dissent from her court’s 4-3 ruling against the Trump challenge, said that “...a significant portion of the public does not believe that the November 3, 2020, presidential election was fairly conducted. Once again, four justices on this court cannot be bothered with addressing what the statutes require to assure that absentee ballots are lawfully cast.” She said the problems would be “repeated again and again, until this court has the courage to correct them.”
In Wisconsin, clerks had essentially created their own system of voting contrary to state law –- for example, using those illegal dropboxes. Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler, also dissenting, said the court's decision was “...doomed to create chaos, uncertainty, undermine confidence and spawn needless litigation. This is not the rule of law; it is the rule of judicial activism through inaction.” (Editorial note: Wow!)
The story notes that Republican state legislators refused to accept the ruling of the Wisconsin Supreme Court and have selected their own slate of electors.
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe is still expected to file a report Friday pursuant to President Trump’s 2018 “Executive Order on Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Interference in a United States Election.” We’re not sure what they’ve seen, but the NOQ REPORT expects this to “identify and document China as primary perpetrator and Iran as secondary for having committed covert acts to change election results against Trump in favor of Biden.” The action President Trump might take at that point is not known, but we do know that if there’s compelling evidence, for example, that China or Iran or any other country hacked Dominion machines, Trump has the authority to impound them all –- certainly those under scrutiny in Michigan.
We don’t know what to make of this detailed report from THE EPOCH TIMES, but perhaps it relates to what Ratcliffe is looking into. (Dominion denies that it has Chinese ownership.)
So now Michigan legislators are (finally) concerned about possible evidence tampering; their oversight committees have voted to issue subpoenas to Detroit and the nearby suburb of Livonia, demanding their hard drives, emails, absentee voter counting board laptops, and other election-related materials. They wouldn’t be doing this unless they thought there was probably something to find.
Finally, statistical analysts, who love a challenge, have been digging even deeper to see if the "official" vote for Biden could have happened or not. They’re saying not. And here’s a new study that finds something very interesting about the counties that use Dominion machines.
So this fight goes on. Democrats are trying to steamroll their way to January 20, and for the good of the country, we can’t just lie down in their path, praying for a quick end.
P.S. As I've said, some of the allegations contained here are currently in dispute, and here's where you can read what the other side says.
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