Today, January 5, is supposed to be the day the Colorado secretary of state certifies the ballots. So it looks as though the ballots will have to be certified with Trump’s name on them. Even so, unless/until the U.S. Supreme Court weighs in, we don’t know if they’ll be able to get away with not counting Trump votes, as the Colorado Supreme Court has determined they don’t have to count legally-cast votes, at least the write-in ones. And if they don’t have to count write-in votes, why should they necessarily have to count Trump votes at all? (We’re not attorneys but find the question intriguing.)
By the way, in shocking-but-not-surprising breaking news, the totally objective and nonpartisan Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, who publicly supported taking Trump off the ballot, attended a private fundraiser for Biden in November. The state attorney general was apparently there, too. Here you go. This is what we’re up against...
While awaiting a ruling from SCOTUS on the decision to remove Trump from their state primary ballot, Trump released a looooong analysis on “X” including all the documented ballot hanky-panky surrounding the ‘20 election. The implication: any sane person in his position would think the election had been stolen from him. If it wasn’t, they sure were working feverishly for nothing.
And surely that will be part of Trump’s defense if it comes to that. Special Counsel Jack Smith is alleging that Trump willfully committed fraud when he said the election was stolen and made moves to have the allegations looked into. By putting all this out, Trump is saying he truly believes the election WAS stolen from him, and that once you go through all this, you’ll likely think so, too.
The problem, of course, is that those who already believe Trump is guilty will find some way to discredit (in their minds) all of this evidence. But as Kanekoa the Great, who posted all this, says, “I look forward to fact-checkers debunking this, citing sources from the corporate media that spent four years claiming Trump was a Russian agent and dismissing Hunter Biden’s laptop as Russian disinformation.”
And, voila, there’s already one such post, from “Grok,” and it’s particularly amusing. Why, he informs us that Trump’s allegations have been debunked by none other than “PolitiFact, a Pulitzer-Prize-winning website,” and also (hold your breath) the BBC. And the results were certified by Congress in 2021. And multiple recounts in swing states such as Arizona and Georgia (recounts of the same ballots that were counted before), “have confirmed Biden’s win.” Well, that’s good enough for me!
This reaction was inevitable. Kanekoa simply says, “I encourage you to review the numerous citations in this report and reach your own conclusions.”
Here are summaries of just a few examples:
Wisconsin was called by 20,682 votes. The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled dropboxes illegal under Wisconsin law, and they had plenty of them in pre-determined locations, funded by outside groups. It was election commissioner Meagan Wolfe who unilaterally declared dropboxes could be used, but the commission never voted to establish this. You’ll want to read the decision by Justice Rebecca Bradley, as well as about the other ways they apparently “faked the vote” in Wisconsin.
Then scroll down and you’ll see Pennsylvania, which was called by a margin of just 80,555 votes. Later it was determined that there were 121,240 more votes cast than there were voters.
Then there are Arizona and Georgia; what a mess. We can’t have another election that’s as much of a mess as this one was. It’s too bad that Trump released this at the same time the Epstein “names” were dropped, as the media can now conveniently ignore it all.
(Side Note: I’ve long said that you don’t even need claims of hacked voting machines or trucks full of fake ballots to be suspicious of the 2020 election. The way the media and the government colluded to silence conservative voices and suppress negative news about Democrats to tilt the table, while Democrats across America waged legal warfare to illegally change voting laws without legislative approval so deeply undermined public trust that it was inevitable that many people would refuse to believe the results before they were even announced. One of the pillars of American society that keeps so many people of widely diverse views united is faith in the honesty of our elections, and the Democrats have been swinging a wrecking ball at it for years.)
Speaking of Georgia, as we previously mentioned, True the Vote just won a decisive legal victory there, in their legal battle against Stacy Abrams' Fair Fight, legal teams led by Marc Elias, and the Biden Department of “Justice.” As announced in their press release, “a federal court in the Northern District of Georgia today affirmed that citizens have the right to lawfully petition their government in support of election integrity without fear of persecution or prosecution.”
Their release is a must-read, and it includes a link to their video, “The Georgia Story Through the Eyes of True the Vote.” Their president is Catherine Engelbrecht, a dear friend.
Dr. John Gentry, a Georgetown University professor who was a CIA analyst for 12 years, is worried about the “significant problem” of politicization of the intel community and confident that those agencies will try to interfere with the 2024 election in ways similar to their efforts in 2020.
He’s researched this topic, past and present, for his new book, “NEUTERING THE CIA: Why US Intelligence vs. Trump Has Long-Term Consequences.” That sounds like one for the top of the reading list. As he said to FOX NEWS Digital, “My guess is that the proverbial deep state within the intelligence community will re-emerge because presumably a Republican candidate will again be seen as a threat to the internal policies that many intelligence people like.” Downplaying the Hunter Biden laptop was “clearly political,” he said, as a highly placed source told him “in no uncertain terms” that it was done “explicitly” with “intent to help the Biden campaign.”
He’s been reading the tea leaves in recent weeks and says former intel officials are likely to resume their political activity against Trump “or whomever the Republican presidential candidate is next year...The activities of the ‘formers’ have resumed already, a bit earlier than expected.” (This is consistent with what we’ve been saying about trying to set aside the conflict by choosing someone else. How foolish --- they’ll do this regardless of our choice. In fact, they’re already trying to remove other Republicans who questioned the 2020 election from the ballot using the “insurrection” canard, and never mind that Democrats have also questioned every election they’ve lost for decades.)
Gentry blamed DEI culture for the politicization of the CIA by shifting their attention away from day-to-day operations to “woke” policies. (He must be familiar with those CIA recruiting films, too!) We can thank President Obama for a huge step in that direction, Gentry said, courtesy of an executive order that pushed it. Two other top-level activists were former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
We want to see what he says in his book about “soft totalitarianism,” which he says they were actually starting to talk about (in those actual words) during the Obama administration.
The interview with Gentry doesn’t get into solutions, as is so often the case. Let’s hope his book does. In the meantime, we’ll offer a few starting tactics going into this year...
DON’T BELIEVE THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY ABOUT ANYTHING.
DON’T BELIEVE LEAKS TO MAJOR MEDIA THAT PROBABLY CAME FROM THEM.
IF THEY ACCUSE THE RIGHT OF SOMETHING, TRUST THAT THEY’RE DOING IT THEMSELVES AND BE DULY WARNED.
INTEL WHISTLEBLOWERS – CULTIVATE YOUR COMMUNITY AND SPEAK UP RIGHT AWAY.
ANTICIPATE SOME “BLACK SWAN” EVENT THAT HAS PROBABLY ALREADY BEEN PLANNED.
Finally, as of this writing, we still haven’t heard from the U.S. Supreme Court about Colorado. Jonathan Turley said on Wednesday that if the Court doesn’t come back with some answer, the Colorado court could seek to “moot” (temporarily) the appeal and avoid review.
This is a must-read column. You’ll detect the deep note of sadness as Turley watches our country going through so much lawfare in so many states.