December 8, 2020

December 8, 2020      

Good morning! Today's newsletter includes:

  • The Georgia ballot-counting video: Back off, Big Brother
  • New Department of Transportation rule
  • Free speech
  • Hard work
  • China's moon


Mike Huckabee

The Georgia ballot-counting video: Back off, Big Brother

Yesterday, we brought you a commentary concerning the video of what appears to be unsupervised ballot-counting by a skeleton crew at State Farm Arena in Fulton County, Georgia. Reluctantly, out of the goodness of our hearts, we linked to a “fact”-check from that claimed the State Farm Arena story had been “debunked.” We even inserted a paragraph paraphrasing a statement from the Georgia secretary of state’s chief investigator, Frances Watson (as if that in itself “debunked” anything) saying the video shows nothing unusual; that the workers were just envelope-cutters, not vote-counters; that those containers with ballots in them weren’t “suitcases” (we had called them “containers”); and that no one was actually told to leave the floor that night. “Duly noted,” we said.

The WASHINGTON POST, NEWSWEEK and other outlets took Lead Stories’ “debunking” as gospel. We would've risked being labeled misinformation by social media had we not included their “facts” in our opinion piece.

But we have had just about enough of Big Brother --- Big Tech, I mean --- trying to stop the spread of unsanctioned information. That they would flag unsanctioned OPINION unless we rewrote it to please their sensibilities is a bridge too far.

Mollie Hemingway at THE FEDERALIST has written an outstanding piece that fact-checks the fact-checkers on this story. We were going to put one together ourselves, but she has saved us a lot of work and done a spectacular job. Hers is a must-read.

First of all, we’d like to put up front what Mollie saves for the end of her piece: Lead Stories says it is funded by Facebook, Google and Bytedance, which according to Mollie is “the Beijing-based and China Communist Party-linked company known for TikTok,” which Trump has called a national security threat. We’ve already discussed the role Facebook and Google have played to suppress information that might be deemed harmful to Biden’s candidacy. Even the Center for Tech and Civic Life, which is now under scrutiny (not enough, though) for funding those unmanned, non-secure dropboxes in certain “blue” areas for the 2016 election, is funded by Facebook and Google, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. Fact-check THAT.

Ironically, as Mollie points out, Facebook is now using Lead Stories to censor stories critical of Lead Stories. I guess we know what they’ll think of this one.

The great Ms. Hemingway dismantles Lead Stories’ so-called fact-check. Security video from the arena, received under subpoena by Rudy Giuliani’s team, clearly shows the room abruptly clearing out and a small team pulling containers full of ballots from underneath a long, skirted table, where they had sat hidden since morning. The workers appear to be running ballots through machines with no one looking on.

On Friday, Lead Stories published a “hoax alert,” claiming to have debunked the video when they had done no such thing. It seems that all they had done was to accept election officials’ claims, hook, line and sinker. But sworn affidavits from Republican observers contradict what the officials said. According to them, a woman with blonde braids (presumably the same braided woman who was there with the skeleton crew) yelled out to them to stop work, go home and come back in the morning.

Lead Stories said there was no such announcement made to workers, and none made to the media, either, though ABC News, as we reported, said on election night that the count had been shut down. Their source reportedly was Regina Waller, Fulton County public affairs manager for elections.

As Hemingway notes, the Republican observers’ story matches ABC News’ election night reporting perfectly. Local NBC journalists echoed this report, and so did the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION and other outlets.

Then there’s that story about the busted water main. There apparently wasn’t one, or any broken pipe at all. The only water-related problem that has come to light is a urinal that overflowed the morning of Election Day and was an issue for a couple of hours. This was not a big deal –- it even appears to have happened on the floor above –- and they reportedly never even put in a service call. In fact, Ms. Watson swore in a new affidavit that the original report of a water leak late on Nov. 3 was actually just that overflowing urinal.

But she still maintained that workers and observers “simply left on their own.” (If you were in the middle of doing an official vote count, or watching one, and some people started walking out, would you just leave on your own unless you knew for sure you were no longer needed?) Also, she said the ballots were put under the table because workers thought they were stopping for the evening. The video clearly shows them being placed under the table early in the day and being brought OUT after people left.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office also claimed that a designated election observer was where he was supposed to be all night, the entire time. Questions remain about this as well. First of all, this was one state election board monitor, who would be no substitute for partisan monitors and press. Also, we know he was actually there for less than an hour of the time in question, by his own admission.

Hemingway notes that Fulton County was one of 44 districts in 18 states where the Justice Department sent election monitors. Apparently, it was one of those places where non-compliance was a concern. (Interestingly, that list includes Maricopa County, Arizona; Gwinnett County, Georgia; Detroit, Michigan; Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.) It looks as though these officials were focused on monitoring suppression of voting rights at polling places, not so much what would be happening later during the vote count. But that’s where a whole different kind of voter suppression can happen.

According to Hemingway, an investigator is shown on the video arriving at 12:15 a.m. on November 4, looking around and talking on his phone. As far as we know, no reporters or “fact”-checkers have asked what he was doing there at that particular time.

Republican watchers swore that even during the time they were in the room, they were kept so far away that they couldn’t observe. The video from the facility supports this claim as well.

Hemingway also includes a list of problems cited by President Trump and Georgia Republican Chairman David Shafer calling into question tens of thousand of likely fraudulent votes, from felons, underage voters, unregistered voters, double voters, out-of-state voters, deceased voters, etc. Their lawsuit also alleges that because it was made “unreasonably difficult” to contest questionable ballots, the mail-in “vote” received essentially no scrutiny. In Georgia, Biden is currently ahead by a mere 11,770 votes.

We were on firm ground with what we said about the counting in Georgia. We've not accused anyone of outright fraud but know what it looks like and will not be gaslighted. The evidence that this count is wrong must be objectively examined, not swept under the rug (or hidden under a table?) as the media giants would prefer.

New Department of Transportation rule

By Mike Huckabee

If Biden becomes President, this may be the last bit of sanity you hear out of Washington for quite a while, so savor it: the Department of Transportation announced that airlines are not required to treat “emotional support animals” as service animals and may treat them as pets and require them to travel in carriers in the cargo section.

This follows a rash of stories about people bringing wildly inappropriate animals onto airlines, claiming they needed them to stay calm, while the passengers around them were expected to stay calm while seated next to a frightened or agitated horse, pig, kangaroo or, famously, an emotional support peacock.

While I’m happy to hear that I’ll no longer have to worry about someone’s emotional support ostrich snatching my airline meal, there are a couple of issues that do need to be ironed out. Trained service dogs for the disabled will still be allowed, but with no national licensing or registration system to identify them, that loophole may still be open to abuse.

And mark your calendars for a momentous day because I’m actually about to agree with PETA on something. In opposing the new restrictions, PETA protested that it’s cruel to put animals into airline cargo holds, where they have died due to shifting loads falling on them, unpressurized cabins, long delays and freezing temperatures. That’s definitely something that needs to be addressed.

But it should be solved by the airlines creating safe conditions for traveling pets, not by letting live sheep travel in Business Class.

Free speech

By Mike Huckabee

Excellent article by David Harsanyi at National Review about the hostility to free speech by “journalists” who seem to think that their take on things is holy writ and should be the only version allowed to be voiced in public forums. They believe it’s their duty to save Americans from free speech. Feel free to use your free speech to tell them what you think about that in the comments section.

Hard work

By Mike Huckabee

America’s leading socialist fashionista, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, tweeted that Republicans don’t know what it’s like to have to work hard, which she knows because she used to be a bartender and once cried in the walk-in fridge after a customer yelled at her for bringing seltzer when they wanted sparkling water.

As you might expect, that elicited some hilariously brutal responses from conservatives, including Candace Owens.

But the hardest burn came from Rep. Dan Crenshaw, who lost an eye and nearly was killed while serving in Afghanistan, and who tweeted his sympathies to AOC for her tough job.

That story from Newsweek includes AOC’s self-righteous response and, as expected, was too biased to tell her that when you’re in a hole, stop digging.

China's moon

By Mike Huckabee

Since 1969, the American flag has been the only flag on the moon, placed there by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin when they came in peace, for all mankind. Now, there is another from a nation with a very different philosophy: the communist Chinese flag, placed there by an unmanned robotic Chinese lunar explorer.

If this is like other places where China plants its flag, I assume Beijing will now be insisting that it has always owned the moon and had total dominion over it.



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  • Janet Pingston

    12/09/2020 07:06 PM

    Once I took a tourist trip to Toronto Canada. There was a mansion built lots of years ago . I guided audio tour was available. The gentleman and wife built a beautiful house, Italian glass, rooms and rooms, first elevator (Otis one), bowling alley, swimming pool, heated and lighted tunnel from the house to the stables. After (close) to completion, the couple were not able to move in. You see- the gentleman made his money because at the time he owned one of the beginning electric companies. The government bought him out.

  • Candida Rodriguez

    12/09/2020 05:14 PM

    Why is no one disclosing that under the states Dominion contracts the states can not perform independent audits of the equipment or their software? That’s why these Governors and legislatures are dragging their feet ! Who in the right mind spends millions on a process that no one can assure or guarantee will provide an accurate count ? These hacks are trying to save themselves from the embarrassment that they were swindled and in turn so were we!

  • Ronald Smith

    12/09/2020 10:40 AM

    Moderate politicians are attempting to appease at all cost and worse, they denounce good people groups to win media favor. The Mayor of Rapid City, SD was disappointed that his mask mandate didn’t pass in the city council. He took to the liberal Rapid City Journal and equated individuals that did their own research and didn’t agree with his science, as Hard Right-wingers and the same as Hard Left-wingers that Rioted, looted and got physical.

    Conservatives are not permitted to think; period!

  • Mark Hammond

    12/09/2020 10:09 AM

    Right on. What do have to say about your prediction that Trump will win by a substantial margin?

  • Paul Kern

    12/08/2020 06:57 PM

    We definitely need to stay in intense prayer God to intervene.
    Even may of state and federal judges appear to be under the Deep State's thumb. I include the 4 liberals in the SCOTUS. Almost half of professinf Christians voted for a Marxist take over.
    I am praying for those in authority but am very angry that churches in my area are bending the knee to Caesar
    What is your take Governor?

  • Wynara sleziak

    12/08/2020 06:52 PM

    I love you Mike and am so thankful for your stance. Thank you for telling the truth and standing up for the truth!!!!!!!

  • Robin Rebhan

    12/08/2020 06:08 PM

    " The Georgia ballot-counting video: Back off, Big Brother "; Why would anyone have access to voting machines, ballots in what should be a sterile area. Period. How can you tell if anything was done or not. To me it sure looks like they were feeding ballots into the machines. The burden of proof lies with those trespassing in this area or invalidate all the ballots.

  • Barry C Mahoney

    12/08/2020 04:59 PM

    Hey Governor
    About that State Farm video, if you look closely in the upper left corner of the upper right video shot, you can see a woman in blue, watch as she puts a pile of ballots thru the counting machine, then stack them up nice, and put the SAME ballots thru AGAIN!!!! she did this 3 times with the same set of ballots, BUT according to democrats, "nothing to see here" btw LOVE your newsletter

  • Linda Wolfe

    12/08/2020 04:53 PM

    Poor AOC ! I would gladly give her a soothing ICE WATER ENEMA to clean out all the crap inside her.

  • Stephen Russell

    12/08/2020 04:01 PM

    Under lockdown:
    Got alert over phone
    More BS
    Achieves nothing but anger among populace
    Need video of those effected by lockdowns alone
    Nationwide ( save Red States).
    Open u Nursing homes.
    Let kin see kin.
    End lockdowns
    Bidens mask mandate ties into vaccine debut
    Unless vaccine 1 comes out this month.

    Only .13% effected my virus.
    Rest can live normal lives
    BUT Big Tech Blocs information & thus perpetual confusion & frustration leads to Anger.
    Cant play these Games forever
    Open the schools.
    Open up nursing homes
    Open UP small busines.

  • Mary Oscarson

    12/08/2020 04:01 PM

    I just can't believe how much fraud has been going on..And i just can't believe what the airlines are now doing with the Service animals..So much has been happening..Gods many blessings to all..

  • Zelda Gish

    12/08/2020 03:23 PM

    Have a question who does these comments really go to? I feel more people would comment if they felt they were safe to say what's on their mind if we really know where they are going.

  • Elizabeth B. Crouse

    12/08/2020 02:59 PM

    This 87 year old widow does not believe all the lies and fraud denial I hear. It is evident that this was a country wide plan for fraud. I worry about my grands and great grands because America is not what it use to be. Life is going to be hard. I lived through WWII and blackouts and rationing. this will be worse. Thanks for all you do.

  • Floyd A Unger

    12/08/2020 01:51 PM

    Thank you. And oh yeah I leave my loving pets at home where they are happy.

  • Ogle Timothy

    12/08/2020 01:49 PM

    Thank u for showing people the truth and I know deep down that if any republicans are envolved in any of this you would not hesitate in telling us and going after their hide

  • Jerry

    12/08/2020 01:43 PM

    I still believe the insurance policy to get Trump is the China Virus Obama Fausi the Dems along with International assistance got the spread going, the MSM to hype the fear the WHO also was needed to be involved and it was, Billionaires also helped they are going to gain huge profits from the vaccines the CCP owns most of the Left along with the Large corporations the theft of IT goes without punishment the DOJ is compromised as is the Biden and Obama crime families perfectly set up over the 12 years. A few will exist in luxury many in ten years many will live in poverty SOCIALISM is on its way America if we don't stand up today it may already be too late.

  • Barbara Pierson

    12/08/2020 01:23 PM

    You Bible verse about Silas and Paul praying though the night is most appropriate for these times. Governor, American’s are praying though the night and in fact, all day. The majority of Americans support President Trump. We’ve been waiting, watching, and praying nonstop. We are sick and tired of being tromped of with heavy boots I might add. We are sick and tired of the fake masks and the restrictions. We would like these criminals arrested and locked up. The Insurrection Act does need to be invoked so these people are processed for Treason!

  • Stephen Russell

    12/08/2020 11:43 AM

    Election Reform:
    Must Revoke Section 230 or Big Tech again rules for 2022, 2024 races
    Big Tech blocs information, etc we need
    Reign in Big Tech
    No Big Tech, reduce Big Brother.
    See Google contracts with CIA NSA alone
    Or face same for 2022 much less 1-5 for GA