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March 24, 2021
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Don't believe the media narrative that court challenges to the 2020 election are over and that we need to “move along; there’s nothing to see here.” Yes, most courts dismissed their cases without even looking at evidence, but some rulings have been made and there are still cases to be adjudicated. John Solomon has been keeping up with the activity.

In fact, now that Joe Biden is comfortably situated in the White House and Trump has dropped his own legal challenges, courts in Michigan, Wisconsin and Virginia are starting to rule that the way widespread absentee balloting was handled in these states violated state laws.

For example, this month, the State Court of Claims in Michigan ruled that the secretary of state, Democrat Jocelyn Benson, violated state law with her instructions on signature verification for absentee ballots. A month before Election Day, she had told election clerks to "presume" that all signatures on absentee ballots were valid and reject only those with “multiple significant and obvious” inconsistencies. She was challenged in court by Republicans and one election clerk, as the state legislature had not provided this guidance.

Judge Christopher M. Murray ruled March 9 that Benson did not have the authority to establish such standards by herself, that it needed to be a formal process. In other words, you don’t just “presume.” He found her in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act.

It does seem that under her extremely lax standards, any forged signature that was even somewhat close would have easily gotten through. If the legislature wants that low a standard, it will have to formalize a rule to that effect.

Also, in Wisconsin, the state Supreme Court ruled in December that state and local officials should not have given blanket permission for voters to declare themselves homebound for the 2020 election and skip ID requirements. One of the challenges was in Dane County, the highly populated area around the city of Madison. The justices ruled that county officials as well as Gov. Tony Evers, who had issued an “emergency order” earlier in the year, did not have authority to do this.

As Solomon reported, “The court filings indicated nearly 200,000 voters declared themselves permanently confined in the state’s spring primary, a marked rise over prior years, and even more did so in the general election. Biden won Wisconsin by just 20,000 votes.”

And, yes, Virginia, there’s a law against accepting ballots without postmarks that arrive after Election Day. In Virginia, Frederick County Judge William W. Eldridge IV so ruled in a consent decree in a case brought by the Public Interest Legal Foundation, which represented election board member Thomas Reed. J. Christian Adams, who is general counsel and president of the foundation, called this decision “a big win for the Rule of Law.”

Adams said, “This consent decree gives Mr. Reed everything he requested --- a permanent ban on accepting ballots without postmarks after Election Day, and is a loss for the Virginia bureaucrats who said ballots could come in without these protections.”

Additional legal challenges remain –- Solomon calls them “significant disputes” –- and Georgia and Arizona have audits and investigations of the voting machine logs pending. Of course, Solomon includes a statement, by now obligatory, about having no evidence of widespread fraud that impacted the outcome of the election, but we do know for sure that laws WERE broken, and that the outcome certainly COULD have been impacted.

Phill Kline of the Thomas More Society’s Amistad Project told Solomon that they’re “pursuing litigation” over whether hundreds of millions of dollars donated by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to the Center for Tech and Civic Life –- recall our reports on this –- and routed to local election officials in key battleground states might have unlawfully influenced the election. In fact, they’re expanding their litigation, which includes Wisconsin, land of the unsupervised dropboxes paid for by CTCL.

None of this litigation is going to pry President Biden out of the White House, but Solomon presents it as “the battle over how elections will be governed” in the future. Of course, House Democrats’ HR 1, which would legalize the actions that state judges have just ruled unlawful, would render it all (to use a favorite Supreme Court phrase) “moot.”

In another election update by Solomon, he has just obtained internal emails from election officials in Fulton County, Georgia, that are “heightening the mystery” surrounding the eyebrow-raising late-night counting at State Farm Arena.

At 10:22 p.m. on election night, county spokesperson Regina Waller emailed county officials and the State Farm Arena spokesman that “The workers in the Absentee Ballot Processing area will get started at 8 am tomorrow,” which would imply that they had stopped work for the night. But we know from the video of the arena that some kept working after the observers had left. When asked about this (presumably by Solomon), she said she was responding to an emailed question about when “all” workers would return. But she did not respond to a follow-up request to see that email.

There are other unclear and/or inconsistent emails as well from that night, and sworn affidavits that say everyone was told to leave but that a small group remained behind, as Solomon details.

Finally, in some odd post-election news, Sidney Powell has come up with a novel way to try to fend off Dominion Voting Systems, which has sued her for a trillion trillion dollars. That’s a number you normally see only in Democrat spending bills.

Actually, it’s for $1.3 billion, which is much too small to be a Democrat spending bill but a hefty chunk of change nonetheless. In a 54-page motion to dismiss, her attorneys turn the tables on Dominion, which in their suit have characterized her theories as “wild accusations” and “outlandish claims.” If Powell’s claims were so incredibly wild and outlandish, her attorneys argue, then it must also be true that “reasonable people would not accept such statements as fact but view them only as claims that await testing by the courts through the adversary process.” And if reasonable people would not believe what Powell was saying, then Dominion is not harmed.

The motion makes other points as well. “In her motion to dismiss,” writes LAW & CRIME, “Powell does not argue that the statements are true. She claims they are not actionable because they are protected statements of political opinion.”

Powell also doesn’t say she lied. That would be cause for her disbarment, which is what the state of Michigan and the city of Detroit are after.

It’s an interesting argument, although to make it she has to impugn her own claims as over-the-top crazy. Are they crazy? Whether “reasonable people” believe them or not, only an expert examination of the machines will tell us for sure. If Dominion wants to show how off-base she is, that would be an excellent way, unless, of course, there's some reason they don't want to.

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  • Peggy Sokolnicki

    05/23/2021 05:33 PM

    We need to get rid of Dominion machine and get anew voting machine company. Most Americans do not trust them

  • John Stuart

    04/06/2021 08:05 AM

    Solomon said, there is "no evidence of widespread fraud that impacted the outcome of the election". No one is alleging "widespread fraud" just fraud in a small number of places where Democrats run the voting rules and vote counting. And if the counting was fraudulent and there no way to know the true result there in "no evidence" it " impacted the outcome of the election". No modern president has ever won with out at least 16 of 18 bell weather counties, Biden won one. No modern president candidate has ever won Iowa, Ohio and Florida and lost, accept for Kennedy who stole the election.

  • Connie Hugo

    04/06/2021 08:01 AM

    None of this litigation is going to pry President Biden out of the White House? If an election can be stolen, the Republic is lost.

  • Wanda Wilkes

    04/05/2021 12:51 PM

    I had 3 voting card send to my address and they weren’t our. I put them back in my mailbox! Then about 2 weeks later some one come to my house and had a tablet With him and had a vote mask on and ask for them people.

  • Jenny Henry

    04/05/2021 12:42 PM

    Why will all this voter fraud not unseat Biden? They are guilty of fraud and all the voting machines changing votes. We want our votes counted and we did not vote for that bafoon in office. When will we the people get justice. The double standard crap is past getting old. We want some Democrats behind bars. They committed the crime now let them do the time. They are destroying these United States. Justice for All remember.

  • Herman Melville

    04/03/2021 08:38 AM

    If Biden won by cheating whether he was directly responsible or not, they should reinstate Trump for his full four years from the date he take office. We cannot allow this attitude, well we cannot overturn the election now. Why not? If it was fraudulent, it was not right to begin with so turn it back around.

  • Laverne Barton

    04/03/2021 01:49 AM

    Thanks for focusing on the stolen 2020 election. Hope you will also roast the weak Republican leaders who folded like a cheap suit. They need to be tarred, feathered & forced out of office.

  • Jeffrey Beckwith

    04/02/2021 10:10 PM

    Mail in ballots were counted whether they had signatures or not, besides having an R or D on the envelope made cheating much easier. Election must happen to keep election honest starting with, yes voter ID, this does not disenfranchise no race, but mail in ballots does however. I am against early voting in favor just having Absentee ballots that are to be post marked two weeks before election day (NO MAIL IN VOTING PERIOD).Poll workers should equal in party affiliation to oversee the election workers. Election integrity MUST HAPPEN NOW!!

  • Connie Pryor

    04/02/2021 06:16 PM

    Please get this illegitimate liar out of office and put Trump in where he belong before we have nothing left of a country. They are all corrupt and Trump is the one that can fix it. The election wa stolen by these thieve.

  • Sandra Riley

    04/02/2021 03:19 PM

    Witnessed first hand while waiting inline to early vote in Georgia, a young woman came in and told the worker that she was a teacher and had called ahead to get "blank ballots" to show her students how to vote. She was given a stack of blank ballots. At the time I thought nothing of it - actually I told the person behind me it was nice to see Schools teaching civics. Now I know how so many underage voters where able to vote in the 2020 election.

  • Carole TAYLOR

    04/02/2021 02:51 PM

    I surely do hope that we could get to the bottom of the voting problems so they can NOT happen again ! I think some were certain illegal. I think it could easily have made a big difference in the election. Thank you for all you do for the USA>

  • Anna Marie DeMonte

    04/02/2021 01:09 PM

    Oh, I was waiting for this. There’s an old adage
    “What doesn’t come out in the wash comes out in the rinse “
    The End

  • Shirley Angelini

    04/02/2021 12:57 PM

    Voter Fraud was very obvious. The evidence in writing, photos and people were ignored by all corrupt judicial people. President Trump won by a Landslide, before the Dominion voting machines and corrupt electoral people changed the votes from Trump to Biden. Democrats planned this well, as Biden stated that they had the greatest Voter Fraud ever found. America is on the way to destruction, and the people may be losing everything. Venezuela coming.

  • Bob Rowland

    04/02/2021 09:54 AM

    "In three separate lawsuits in Pennsylvania and cases in Arizona and Nevada, Trump’s lawyers have jettisoned sweeping claims of fraud, instead focusing on relatively small-bore complaints." 'Small-bore' complaints are the only straws of election fraud on which you have to cling? Give it up Mike and quit mispleading your followers.
    https://time.com/5914377/donald-trump-no-evidence-fraud/

  • Bob Rowland

    04/02/2021 09:35 AM

    Courts didn't look at the evidence of election fraud because there was none. Judges in several cases admonished Sidney Powell and Rudy Guiliani for making public comments about 'election fraud' yet no fraud was alleged in their court filings. One judge even required Powell and Guiliani to sign a statement confirming no evidence of election fraud. Powell, now defending herself from lawsuits filed over her bizarre and baseless claims of election fraud states, "no reasonable person would have believed me." Keep in mind that at least six people died on Jan. 6 as a direct result of Trump's big election lie. There may in fact be some courts still willing to consider techinical and procedural issues by state and local election officials that would have had no impact on the outcome of the 2020 election, but please, enough of this delusional stolen election nonsense.

  • Donna Janczyk

    04/02/2021 12:42 AM

    I will not accept biden as president...laws were broken...an election was stolen...democrats need to go to jail...this is America....not some communist country...

  • Harry Sauerhoff

    04/02/2021 12:23 AM


    The Democrats are working to destroy our political system so they can retain power regardless of the people's will, and shut up those who disagree with them. (Fascism)

    For over 230 years we have been a Constitutional Republic. The Constitution is a body of ideas and rules, but it's written on paper. The left has long used it as toilet paper.

    The left is motivated by globalism-communist fascism. They couldn't care less for the good of our people. An American patriot is an enemy to the globalists.

  • Martha Morren

    04/01/2021 08:17 PM

    There was a ton of fraud and the Supreme Court needs to hear it. Biden is ruining our country. Trump won so lets do the right thing.

  • Barbara Perez

    04/01/2021 07:48 PM

    We know state laws were broken. That needs to be fixed so we can have legal elections. What about the group of people that sent counters home and pulled out suitcases full of ballots from under the tables, and started running them through the machines, any answers for that?

  • Bruce Cyr

    04/01/2021 06:35 PM

    I believed from the start that this was the most fraudulent Election Right from the beginning as Joe Biden didn't even Campaign and was in his Basement most of the time! When he did come out he had maybe a dozen People in attendance. On the other hand Trump would pack the rally's with thousands of people! I was so disappointed that all the courts turned a blind eye to all the evidence and sworn affidavits that the polling folks came forward with. And then the Supreme court wouldn't even look at the fraud. So now I have this feeling that my vote and anybody else's doesn't count!

  • Peggy Scott

    04/01/2021 06:34 PM

    Can we get Trump back ?

  • Pauline J. Plett

    04/01/2021 04:46 PM

    I feel that are judicial system failed us miserably, the election was stolen no if's ands or buts and now the whole Country is suffering. Hopefully the whole Biden scandle will get really investigated and he will get impeached before we get into so much debt that the whole system gets blown up. Promising debt relief to college students and free money and health care to the whole world is totally rediculous and it will cause even good workers to want to quit because what is the point ? Even the lazy parasites get to eat so why work? The Constitution worked for years so why does it need to be changed , capitalism works. That is my view.

  • Michele Hines

    04/01/2021 02:08 PM

    If something isn't done about this biden/harris administration - and very soon, we won't have a nation left to save/salvage. We are all painfully aware of the total destruction of the US which is the biden/harris intent. We know how to resolve the situation, and those answers are at the tip of everyone's tongue - including this current administration's.

  • Tamila A Mendoza

    04/01/2021 01:35 PM

    Weve been hearing this for too long. Hard to believe anything will come of it. I pray it at least gets us a FAIR and LEGAL election in 2022/2024. Hopefully the USA is still standing then though.

  • Julia Reno

    04/01/2021 01:02 PM

    I have never been more ashamed of my Country that I was over the Election of 2020. This Election was Stolen and the Courts that oversees the Wrongs done inside our Country did absolutely nothing. God said everything done in secret will be revealed, I like Millions of Americans await the Truth.