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January 4, 2021


In response to Byrnes’ charges, an official with the Fulton County, Georgia, elections department told the fact-checking site that the extra ballots seen in the warehouse were not counterfeits but emergency extra ballots required by law in case they had to go all-paper ballot. More on that here.


As promised over the weekend, here is our full report on Patrick Byrne’s account of secret nighttime ballot-shredding in Georgia.

Byrne, founder and former CEO of, has been working on behalf of President Trump to expose massive, targeted fraud in the 2020 election, and he appears to have hit some serious paydirt last week. Acting on a tip, he sent an operative to get what he claims are pictures, video and samples of fake ballots being transported last Wednesday night under cover of darkness from the Fulton County Warehouse to a shredding facility. A screen grab of everything he tweeted on New Year’s Day, complete with pictures, is included in this piece from AMERICAN THINKER.

Note that every tweet in the thread is labeled in bright red by the helpful folks at Twitter: “This claim about election fraud is disputed.” Twitter automatically sticks this warning on anything having to do with election fraud, even –- perhaps especially –- on tweets from President Trump. Ludicrously, they do this even if the tweet itself includes evidence that clearly shows wrongdoing.

The timing of this alleged shredding party is quite interesting. Last Wednesday, the Georgia senate subcommittee on election fraud held a meeting to hear evidence, during which Jovan Pulitzer, the inventor and patent holder of the electronic barcode scanner, testified that he could look at ballots and tell right away exactly what had been done to commit election fraud. He wanted just TWO HOURS with the ballots from two different areas of Fulton County, he said, and that would tell the tale. As if that weren’t enough, he stunned his audience by dropping the bomb that as he spoke, his team had hacked into the Dominion voting system that was used November 3, the same one that is now being used to vote in the Georgia run-offs for U.S. Senate. He said they WERE IN. Dominion claims that the machines are not connected to the internet and that this cannot happen.

Pulitzer said all they had to do was hack into one of the electronic poll pads and use that as a way in. It’s apparently easy as pie if you know how to do it. They can siphon information out of the machines, change it, and put it back in, essentially without detection, he said. In the days since he made the claim, we the public have not yet seen his proof, but everyone’s been really quiet about it, including, as far as I know, Dominion. Byrne did say in his tweets that he’s got to run everything past lawyers before he can reveal it to the public. So we’re waiting.

But Pultizer said it was the ballots themselves that would tell the tale. He can spot any counterfeits and tell the type of paper used, he said, and even where it came from –- China, perhaps? Likewise with the ink. He can tell if a person filled out the ballot by hand or if a machine marked it. Numerous election workers have already testified they saw ballots that looked as if they’d been printed on different paper and marked by machine, with one perfect little oval in the space for Joe Biden and the rest left blank.

It’s possible that ballots used in heavily Democrat district were the real thing, designed to be counted by the machines, but that the ones used in Republican districts were fakes, misaligned to generate errors, which then have to be “adjudicated” by election workers who did that job far, far away from the prying eyes of Republican poll watchers.

Anyway, at the end of Wednesday’s meeting, the subcommittee voted unanimously to recommend that Pulitzer and his team be given access to the ballots. This recommendation still had to go before a judge, so a hearing was set for 11AM Monday in Superior Court. Unless Chief Justice John Roberts is moonlighting on that Georgia court, Pulitzer might very well be given access to the ballots for a couple of hours on Monday and at that point, either put suspicions to rest --- wouldn’t that be nice, Democrats? --- or confirm them.

But it was on Wednesday night, just a few hours after that unanimous vote, that the rented Enterprise trucks allegedly pulled up to the warehouse where the ballots were stored. Here’s AMERICAN THINKER’S earlier report, written before anyone knew about Byrne’s tip and the documentation his operative was able to get that night.

Ballots were loaded up and, according to Byrne, driven to a specialized document shredding company, where they were shredded not just into little strips but military-style, into tiny “spitballs” roughly the size of individual molecules. I would imagine processing that much paper in that way would be extremely expensive, but probably worth it if you're trying to keep people out of jail.

In the photos, Byrne’s got boxes and boxes of ballots with close-up pictures of their labels. He’s got stacks and stacks of ballots sitting in the Fulton County Warehouse, presumably awaiting pickup. He’s got close-ups on individual ballots, which I would think could be blown up large enough for Pulitzer to find any problems with the printing on them. But that might not even be necessary, because Byrne says he also got sample ballots.

Oh, and one slightly hilarious "coincidence": the labels on these boxes show they were addressed to the attention of Dwight Brower at the Fulton County Department of Voter Registration and Election. Mr. Brower is one of the people who reported the burst water pipe at State Farm Arena as a reason for stopping the counting on election night.

There was no burst water pipe. No service call was even made. The only problem involving water was a leaky toilet or urinal, apparently in a bathroom on the floor above. Oh, no --- man the lifeboats! Abandon ship! Except for a crew of four who are going to stay behind and drown--- I mean, continue counting ballots that appear magically from under a table.

AMERICAN THINKER did a great job of fact-checking the “fact”-checkers who tried to debunk the claims of improper counting at State Farm Arena.

As for Wednesday night’s shredding party, Byrne even has a map tracing the route of the trucks. Video apparently exists as well; Byrne tweeted that the file was too big to load. I like to think that when Georgia’s vote is challenged during Wednesday's joint session of Congress –- as we know now it definitely will be –- and the House and Senate retire to their separate chambers for two hours to talk amongst themselves, this video, along with a complete report from Pulitzer on any problems with ballots or voting machines –- will be part of the evidence presented. Cross your fingers.

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  • Sam

    01/06/2021 11:27 PM

    Mike, Lead Stories is funded by China (see link below)!! Didn't you know that? Who CARES what they have to say???

  • Viola Ogle

    01/06/2021 10:27 PM

    How can the public believe what the Democrates are saying about the election after they have lied to us so much?

  • Linda Gross

    01/05/2021 03:04 PM

    Makes me sick to my stomach, to think that our Great Country is being cheated. Voting should not be allowed without identification...and all possible fraud should be investigated before our next president is inaugurated. The lying has to stop!!!

  • Ronbo59

    01/05/2021 12:28 PM

    How do you spell busted????? thank you Mr Byrne for insuring President Trump's 2nd term

  • Patricia Colquitt

    01/05/2021 11:42 AM

    From your mouth to God's ears!

  • Theresa Hodgson

    01/05/2021 11:07 AM

    Ohio senators already declaring they will not object ! I’m so over it. How can this possible boy end without bloodshed????

  • Pete Van Cleave

    01/05/2021 11:03 AM

    Thank you, Mike, for getting the truth out there. We trust you for the legislators. Are their any Dems that can be flipped in the House?

  • Norma R. Brown

    01/05/2021 10:56 AM

    It shocks me that the establishment has so easily swallowed fraud on this scale in places where it really mattered. The powers-that-be, including in our courts, largely do not care that this election was stolen, enough of this carrying-on, let us unite! Bosh. This country will never again be united and we had better think of how we can resolve the insoluble problem of two people who hate one another and have totally opposite views on everything can live under one government. Cannot happen again.

  • Stacy Ayers

    01/05/2021 10:45 AM

    Does Vice President Pence truly have the authority to make the call that the election be moved to the legislature? If so, why did he urge the Judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed to force him to make a decision. VP Pence stated that he was only over the ceremony not acting with any real authority.

  • Robin Adams

    01/05/2021 10:31 AM

    But will this change anything? The truth does not seem to matter.

  • Ron Holloway

    01/04/2021 09:43 PM

    This HAS to be stopped

  • Margaret Wright

    01/04/2021 04:26 PM

    Just when you think it can’t be any more clear they are corrupt they go and do this! Wow. The swamp is becoming a sink hole with a seemingly bottomless pit.

  • Debbie Self

    01/04/2021 03:53 PM

    Please find the proof people know the truth and will always know our election was a fraud #stopthesteal

  • Duke Mecartney

    01/04/2021 03:00 PM

    If the ballots were not counterfeit and required by law why were they not available for the investigation?
    How can we be assured that all these accusations and questions will be addressed and resolved rather than being ignored?

  • Gary Googe

    01/04/2021 02:45 PM

    Much appreciated! All very encouraging! This treason must be stopped. Thank you for your work on this!

  • Victoria Anderson

    01/04/2021 02:08 PM


  • Ramona Wootton

    01/04/2021 02:01 PM

    We know Biden tried to still the election, please stop him

  • Diane Riney

    01/04/2021 02:00 PM

    Thank you for doing the real footwork investigating and publishing in parlor as well as your other SM sites Keep up the fight!

  • Carl Richter

    01/04/2021 01:35 PM

    This was in response to Senator Scott's reply to an email I sent to his office.
    Thank you Senator Scott for your reply. (I have not heard from Rubio’s office.) Thank you for filing a bill (S4707). This VOTER act as it is named has little chance of passing. Especially if the Democrats take over the Senate. Your bill will end up being little more then toilette paper. The time to act is now. No bills, no unfulfilled promises, pure stand up defense of what is a given. The fulfillment of the law both in letter of the law and in spirit, that is what is needed. It is time to say enough. Enough double standard. Enough do nothing from our elected leaders. The respect and faith in our government is at an all time low, ranking just above MSM. Please fight for us and yourself and our Constitutional Republic. Contest and investigate this mountain of evidence of voter fraud. The time is now to end it.

  • Robert Stemmons

    01/04/2021 01:28 PM

    This Georgia election smacks of “The Phenix (SIC) City Story” although that happened right next door in Alabama. I just read that the FBI has intercepted threats of violence. Shamefully predictable.
    On a happier note Sarah‘s book is magnificent! ??????????

  • Barbara Tuttle

    01/04/2021 01:09 PM

    Cameras tell it all more than interesting ??

  • Ben Lerma

    01/04/2021 01:00 PM

    Great information that can be helpful in exposing voter fraud. Too bad the perpetrators were tipped off. This information has to be safegaurded.

  • Sally Gentile

    01/04/2021 12:59 PM

    Great article Mike, let’s hope this all gets looked at properly and somehow doesn’t get swept under the rug like everything else. ????

  • Lisa Mitchell

    01/04/2021 12:56 PM

    How can this continue to happen. Why weren’t these documents under protection?

  • Dan Carroll

    01/04/2021 12:53 PM

    I hope this will provide the information that is sufficient to put this in order.