November 5, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
ELECTION UPDATE: "THE ART OF THE STEAL"
No matter what the polls were telling us, we knew all along there'd be no Biden landslide –- far from it. The pollsters failed spectacularly to predict the voting behavior of our broken country, as we showed ourselves to be unresolvably split along ideological lines. And now that it’s obvious what's really happening --- all in line with the Democrats’ stated plan of “never” conceding and “counting every ballot” (whether or not it corresponds to an actual voter) --- Trump’s lawyers are fighting for the REAL votes to count, as opposed to the...well, the other ones.
I reported Wednesday that the Trump campaign is filing suit in Michigan to make them stop counting ballots until Republicans are allowed to see the process, which has been hidden from them.
According to the DAILY CALLER, Trump’s attorneys have also filed suit in Georgia, where the outcome remains up in the air and the support, as measured by the ballots, is virtually split down the middle.
Nevada is also still pending; as of Wednesday evening, there was only a difference of about 8,000 between Biden and Trump. The counting continues, and at noon Eastern Time Thursday, another “batch” of who-knows-how-many ballots is supposed to have been counted. It’s impossible to imagine that Nevadans WANT to elect a candidate who is more than ready to shut down their state, considering its huge dependence on tourism and entertainment. The first shutdown wrecked them, and President Trump understands what another one would mean.
Tucker Carlson spoke with Adam Laxalt, former attorney general of Nevada and state co-chair of the Trump campaign. As of late Wednesday, the ballot count showed Trump and Biden essentially tied in Nevada with 49 percent each. Laxalt said, “There is no question that Donald Trump would’ve won Nevada last night [Tuesday] convincingly if we did not move to mail-in ballots.”
He said Democrats in Nevada have “stacked the deck” (haha) against Trump. They changed the rules within 90 days of the count, and GOP poll watchers aren’t allowed to watch the all-important process of signature matching or flag any of the nearly 400,000 mail-in ballots being counted. When Republicans challenged this, saying they had a right to see the process, a judge sided with the Democrats.
So the GOP would just have to “trust” but not “verify,” he said. Never mind that an unknown number of these ballots would, of course, be from dead people, long-gone former residents, etc. “It’s just astounding,” he said, “that when you watch the news commentary...they keep acting like these systems are foolproof and there’s no way that any improper voter could get through, and it’s just simply not true.”
Moving on to Michigan, last night NEWSMAX called Michigan for Biden, with 50 percent to Trump’s 48 percent. But they reported the story we had earlier Wednesday, about the Trump campaign filing suit to be able to see the same process Mr. Laxalt of Nevada was talking about. According to Matt Sealy, a spokesman for the Michigan Conservative Coalition who himself was supposed to be able to watch the counting, “Right now, we’re watching a bizarre scene unfold down in Wayne County...where all the votes are being counted that were absentee and mail-in. They’re supposed to be able to have challengers wherever the counting takes place, and an observer, and on Wednesday, “basically, we were never able to have a full group of Republicans in the room. They locked the doors, they chained the doors...police presence was high, and every time we tried to challenge a ballot...we were told we were ‘obstructing the count’ and to ‘get out of the way.’”
"They are just doing everything they can to finish the count so that they can seal those boxes, and then we would have to go into recount mode.” At that point, he said, “you can never prove fraud.” A recount is just that, a COUNT, not any kind of verification.
NEWSMAX even had video of a Detroit counting location putting cardboard in the windows to keep onlookers from seeing inside. The Republicans locked out chanted “Stop the vote!”
"There’s a lot going on that we need explanations for,” Sealy said. Of course, as we reported yesterday, Rudy Giuliani was on his way to Michigan to assess the situation there, and he has filed a lawsuit to stop the counting. According to Sealy, though, as of Wednesday night the counting in Michigan was continuing, with Republicans still stuck outside.
Question: Say, why would they lock Republicans out and block the windows if they weren't trying to manipulate the mail-in ballot count? What other possible reason could they have?
And in a breaking story out of Michigan, James O’Keefe of Project Veritas was contacted by a whistleblower in the Barlow branch of the Traverse City Post Office who claims that his boss told postal workers on the day after the election to collect any ballots they found in outgoing mail, collection boxes or wherever, separate them, stamp them with the previous day’s postmark and put them through (that’s allowing voting after the election is over.) O’Keefe says he’s been contacted by a special agent of the USPS Inspector General about a possible investigation. It had better be more than “possible.”
As for Pennsylvania, Jeffrey Lord on NEWSMAX cited past stories from “distinguished news outlets in Philadelphia” such as the local ABC affiliate about people “voting in the grave,” with the names of people “who had been dead for 10 and 15 years but had managed mysteriously to vote in the last 5 elections,” and also a security lapse at a building that stored voting machines, with some equipment disappearing. Last but not least, a Philadelphia election judge was indicted for trying to steal elections using voting machines. We’ve heard (and told) all the jokes for years about dead Democrats voting and stealing elections, but this corruption has finally gone SO FAR that it’s no joke now.
On Wednesday, an additional 23,277 ballots were “found” in Philadelphia, all for –- you guessed it –- Joe Biden! Every last one. They weren’t even bothering to make it look good.
Giuliani says these ballots “could be from Mars.” (Insert your own Uranus joke here.) Watch him here at Wednesday’s press conference in Philly.
I’ll hold Arizona for now, as that situation is still developing --- just don’t believe what you hear and remember that it’s still very much in play. Only 93 percent of precincts had reported as of Wednesday evening, with a gap of less than 100,000 between the two candidates. Many Arizonans believe there’s been fraud there, too, and that will certainly be an issue.
As for Wisconsin, Wednesday evening Biden was ahead 50 percent to Trump’s 49, a difference of about 20,000 ballots, with about 99 percent of precincts reporting. Giuliani is calling for a recount, and also, according to NEWSMAX, filing “a slew of lawsuits” in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Kim Strassel of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL did the math for Wisconsin’s ballot count and found that it just doesn’t work with the number of registered voters. THE RIGHT SCOOP has passed along her explanation, which boils down to this: Wisconsin claims an 89 percent turnout. To get to that, Wisconsin would’ve had to have 900,000 same-day registrations! Yes, same-day registration is legal in Wisconsin, but what is the likelihood of that many? “I think it’s absolutely reasonable to ask what the heck’s going on with this,” she says.
We are NOT going to let this election be stolen. We’re doing this by the rules. This is not over by a long shot. We cannot allow the Democrats to use the kind of shady tactics they employ in local races, as revealed recently to the NEW YORK POST by a New Jersey fixer, to steal the White House:
If Americans can't trust their presidential elections to be fair and legal, then we will no longer have the United States of America. We'll be living in the world's largest Third World nation.
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR RESPONSE AT THIS MOST CRITICAL MOMENT.
LETTER TO VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN
(I hope you’ll pardon me if I address just one person with the following. This is an open letter to former Vice President Joe Biden.)
Dear Vice President Biden,
While I’ve never made any secret of the fact that I support President Trump, I have tried to be fair and stick to the issues. I even defended you on my TV program from an early personal attack, so I hope you will see that I’m not addressing you now as a partisan. It’s vitally important to put the good of the nation ahead of politics, particularly at a time like this, when events are at a tipping point and could easily spin out of control. I think you understand the need to be very cautious, from your reluctance to heed some of your supporters’ calls to declare victory.
In that spirit, I am calling on you to put partisanship and political ambition aside and join President Trump in demanding an impartial investigation into the very disturbing allegations of voter irregularities and fraud in Tuesday’s election.
Surely you must realize that some of the election officials’ actions and unbelievable poll results (202% turnout? Stacks of ballots that were 100% for you?) stink like a boxcar full of shrimp in the Mojave. If you do prevail without resolving these issues, your Administration will go down in history with a permanent black mark of cheating on it, whether it’s true or not. Imagine what you would say if, in a close state, 130,000 ballots all marked for Trump were suddenly dropped off from a Ferrari in the dead of night, as has been alleged in Detroit.
You ran for office on a promise to be a healer and uniter; to be a President of all the people, even those who didn’t support you; and to restore honor, integrity and honesty to the White House. Do you really think that’s likely if you take power under this dark cloud of suspicion? Even after 60 years, the memory of JFK’s legacy is still stained by a mere accusation of mob-stuffed ballot boxes securing his victory.
Also, think back on how much grief your side has given President Trump for the past four years, with the constant attacks and attempts to block his every action. The “resistance” movement justified its rabid opposition by claiming Trump was an “illegitimate” President, on no other grounds than that he didn’t win the popular vote (which, having run yourself three times, you know is meaningless) and “Russian collusion,” for which not a scrap of evidence could be found.
Now, imagine dealing with over 63 million furious Trump supporters and a GOP Senate (and after 2022, possibly a GOP House) who have a very convincing case that the race and their right to choose their own leaders were stolen from them. Their “resistance” will make what Trump dealt with look like a cake walk. These aren’t just some underemployed sociology majors. They’re the people who actually make the country run: farmers, ranchers, truckers, firefighters, police and construction workers.
If you really want to prove that you will bring honesty and integrity to the White House, and that you will represent all Americans, then you must join us in demanding a thorough and impartial investigation of these highly suspicious voting irregularities and refuse to declare victory until Americans have been assured that the vote was honest, that all their ballots were counted and that none were negated by illegal ballots. The people’s faith in the integrity of our elections is more important than the ambitions of either party.
Speaking as a Republican and strong Trump partisan, I promise that if the investigation proves that you won legitimately, then I will congratulate you on your win and accept the loss gracefully. But in all sincerity, I am concerned that if you do not take a stand now to insist on fair and legal elections, then you may eventually win the office, but it will be a bitter prize that will rip this nation apart, bring you more problems than you can imagine, and brand you in history as a President who took office under a cloud of suspicion that will never be removed.
I can’t think of a better illustration of Jesus’ question in Mark 8:36: “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”
Gov. Mike Huckabee
A video was posted to the Internet by a Republican inside the counting facility in Detroit. You can watch it here.
Since it’s kind of long, I’ll condense it: she claims that a GOP poll watcher told her that early on Wednesday morning, after it was announced that the counting was being stopped and people were locking the doors and getting ready to leave, three vehicles arrived (a van, a Chrysler and a Ferrari) at 4 a.m. and dropped off 130,000 ballots. Every last one of them was marked for Biden. That’s why Trump was ahead when we went to bed and behind when we got up. Sounds like something out of a Martin Scorsese movie.
At 5 a.m., GOP poll watchers and challengers (but not Democrats) were told to leave, on orders of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s coronavirus measures limiting building capacity. Note that this was the former Cobo Arena, so it’s a huge building that could easily hold that many people safely. The ACLU was allowed to stay, but the Republicans who had a legal right to be there were kicked out. The windows were then covered over, and Republicans were only allowed back in five at a time, even though they are legally allowed to have one poll watcher per precinct and there are 134 precincts in that polling location.
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY