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July 20, 2022
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Fred Lucas, chief correspondent and manager of the Investigative Reporting Project for the DAILY SIGNAL, has a must-read piece that’s perhaps the most important wake-up call we’ve had since the election of 2020. It’s called “How the left hopes to seize control of local election offices.”

Lucas interviewed Jason Snead, executive director of the Honest Elections Project --- which actually is FOR honest elections --- and what he heard is truly terrifying. The left is trying to make sure they control elections in the years ahead, and to further that effort, two big-money leftist operations are ready to spend $80 million. Each.

Run For Something, a PAC formed by a former Hillary staffer, is working to elect “clerks, election supervisors, clerks, recorders and other local officials charged with running elections.” Right now, they’re endorsing 11 candidates in a number of states, but the plan is that they “will promote thousands of election administrators in the years ahead.” They’ll use their dollars to help “their” candidates get into those positions.

These are the people who interpret and enforce state election regulations. For example, they decide how closely signatures must match, whether absentee ballots arriving after Election Day will count, how strictly to enforce voter ID, and how far away poll watchers must stand.

Through a project called “Clerk Work,” Run For Something says it’ll be supporting “5,000+ candidates for local offices in charge of election administration.”

Snead compares Run For Something’s “Clerk Work” to George Soros’ project to elect district attorneys around the country to take a “progressive” approach to law enforcement. I don’t have to tell you how successful that has been. We’re seeing the bitter fruits of that now, with skyrocketing crime rates in big Democrat-run cities and even in some suburbs.
The other big spender is the U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence, which is described as “a coalition of mostly left-leaning organizations financed in part by Big Tech executives to train local officials in running elections.” There are seven of these organizations, and the leading one is the infamous Center for Tech and Civic Life, funded by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Yes, even though the unsupervised dropboxes they funded were found in violation of election law in Wisconsin, the CTCL is apparently still going strong.

Snead says the “training” is a loophole to avoid bans on private funding of election administration that are on the books in 21 states.

These groups are trying to rationalize what they’re doing by saying Steve Bannon is doing the same thing in mobilizing the right. To that, Snead says that “recruiting registered Democrats and Republicans as poll workers and poll watchers is different than a well-financed effort to place party activists in supervisory posts.”

Democrats also see this strategy as a way to put in place the provisions in the current Congress's HR 1 –- the laughably named “For The People Act” –- which was intended to federalize election law in ways that would have made honest, transparent elections impossible. That bill died in the Senate, but this apparently is Democrats’ Plan B.

Consider yourself warned. This plot has to be fought at the local level, in mostly down-ballot races. It’s hard to think of a worse threat to “our democracy” than to have elections run by these power-mad activists. Here’s the full story…

https://www.dailysignal.com/2022/07/18/how-the-left-hopes-to-use-big-money-to-seize-control-of-local-election-offices/

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  • Ed Thompson

    07/25/2022 06:54 PM

    Run for “something” could and should backfire if enough people who want honesty and integrity in the next elections coming up. Ya, I hope everyone hears about these things and the good people go get themselves elected and take away the corruption and make the elections as truthful as possible.

  • Liz Rome

    07/25/2022 06:21 PM

    YIKES! This is a a HUGE danger. Placing Democrat heavy supporters/activists in positions to change election rules will end fair elections. Legally people in positions of determining election rules should be non-partisan. Most of all, the "loophole" for funding this activity should be closed.
    Local elections are the place to watch most closely--and Conservatives must work even harder than Liberals to stop this steal.

  • Gloria Carol Thomas

    07/25/2022 05:56 PM

    This is scary Mike! I want to ask a question the left is breaking the law on every turn and in my opinion they should be removed from our government for no other reason just because they are not going by the Constitution but who would we get to actually bring charges and have them prosecuted and put in prison! We can't trust the FBI or the CIA or even the Law Enforcements because they have been bought off! Now the left is wanting to take over our election boards all over the United States when do we go to war not just on our knees but to physically remove this Communist Socialist Party from their place in our government! Do you think God will give us a sign to actually forcibly take control of the government? By the way I am a fighting Christian and I'm ready to fight! I would appreciate your thoughts on this! Thank you for your honest reporting of what's going on I really enjoy your articles at least I know they are the truth!

  • Bernadette Dillon

    07/25/2022 11:27 AM

    Dear Governor Huckabee, this ship has sailed already. President Trump and every other Republican running for office that is in any city, county or state office lost in 2020 that was predominantly democrat lost. The elections and the peoples power is gone. Right here in Encinitas, california, more votes were cast here than registered voters. Removing all Republicans from the city council. County board of supervisors have control now and are destroying our county. There open door policy with the border has added thousand more homeless to our streets. We the People does not exist anymore.

  • Debra schmidt

    07/25/2022 08:55 AM

    Thank you for this info on local election control. P
    Is there any similar organization on the right? Or is it actually illegal? What can we do? Thanks for all you do!

  • Rexford O Ames

    07/25/2022 08:28 AM

    What ever happened to: We are a Republic? The Politicians from as far back as Lincoln kept identifying the United States as a Democracy, not a REPUBLIC! You politicians still do and you have generated that policy through every media for Years. You even have gone so far as to instill that philosophy to our Children! Being a Republic, deters all enemies both Foreign and Domestic, from destroying our Country !
    Politicians have become the loop hole,for the enemy, to be within.
    The real question: Whats in it for me instead of: What's best for my Country.
    Note: Kind of old school isn't it!

  • Carolyn Kidd

    07/25/2022 06:52 AM

    We have heard and saw the results of a lazy inactive constituents. Perhaps it would help, if
    a Mike Huckabee, take "to the streets" and lead the charge, to inform and change the laws
    of this sad commentary!

  • Darlene F. Donston

    07/24/2022 08:48 PM

    I am so sick and tired of our elections being bought and paid for by people who hate this Country! EVERYTHING they do is CORRUPT AND ILLEGAL! Something needs to be done and should have been done as soon as 2020, but actually before because we knew it was going to be bad and illegal! Now it is TOO LATE AGAIN, but WE CAN ALWAYS HOPE FOR THE BEST! GOD BLESS US THIS TIME AROUND OR WE WILL LOSE THIS COUNTRY!

  • Walter Schexnayder

    07/24/2022 07:48 PM

    Wow. Eye opening. Thanks for sharing this article. I will share this with friends and family.

  • Brenda

    07/24/2022 07:42 PM

    What can we do? How to we fight this corruption??