While the mainstream media either ignore or try their best to discredit the 2020 election audits, we’ve been looking around the country at what’s quietly going on. John Solomon and Daniel Payne report major developments in Georgia, with state officials seeking to remove Fulton County’s top election supervisors and county records indicating that over 100 batches of absentee ballots could be missing. The margin for Biden across the entire state was under 12,000 votes.
Solomon and Payne reviewed handwritten tally sheets for all the absentee ballots counted in Fulton County, along with a private report from a contractor, Seven Hills Strategy, hired by the Georgia secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, to document in real time the election process in the Atlanta area. This report “chronicled seven days of problems.”
To cite just one example, in a frantic note written the night before Election Day, the contractor wrote that “someone took the wrong suitcase but took only one. Seems to be a mystery who this person was –- Should have chain of custody paperwork!! That means a stranger just walked out with sensitive materials?”
A state judge has now ordered absentee ballots in Fulton County unsealed so a private audit of the actual papers may be conducted by attorney Bob Cheeley, who says the evidence he’s seen so far points to “election tabulation malpractice.”
“Experts differ” on whether this was fraud or gross incompetence. The secretary of state is saying he doesn’t think fraud occurred, at least not on a scale that would’ve affected the outcome. (In such a close election, this verdict seems premature and more like wishful thinking to me.) His contractor, he said, did not see evidence of fraud --- no, no, of course not --- but he DID see “continued mismanagement, miscommunication, unpreparedness, and sloppiness.”
Ah, sloppiness! We’ve heard that term before, used in defense of people in government who cut corners and just didn’t follow the rules. They didn’t MEAN to do it! They were just...sloppy.
The consensus at the state level is that the election officials in Fulton County should be removed. It’s so bad that some are debating whether the state itself should take the responsibility away from the county and run their elections like a conservatorship.
Read Solomon and Payne’s report and you’ll be shocked at the problems that have been found, involving “thousands” of absentee ballots. (This doesn’t even get into the potential problems with voting machines.) The election in Fulton County, Georgia, was apparently a big, hot mess.
And speaking of messes out of Georgia, a proposal for new election legislation endorsed by Stacey Abrams has been rejected by Republicans as “totally inappropriate.”
Joe Manchin had introduced it as a compromise after a very controversial Senate election bill –- counterpart of the equally terrible House bill --- generated richly deserved blowback. But what this “compromise” would do is change the make-up of the Federal Election Commission, currently three Democrats and three Republicans, to two Democrats and two Republicans plus one “nonpartisan” (ha) member appointed by the President. With Biden in office, that means three Democrats and two Republicans, meaning Democrats would control the FEC.
The bill also would take redistricting away from state legislatures and have it done by...computer. I am not kidding. Don’t you wonder who’d be writing the algorithms for that process? Read the story for more details. It also notes that Manchin is the one Democrat who remains opposed to eliminating the filibuster; let’s hope he sticks to that and doesn’t flip just to get his own bad bill passed.
Meanwhile, in Michigan, hundreds of people from around the state came to the steps of the Capitol bearing wheelbarrows full of affidavits –- 7,500 of them –- signed by Michigan residents calling for a forensic audit of the 2020 election in their state. Some of them sported T-shirts that read, “Patriots Want A Forensic Audit!” Kristina Karamo, Republican candidate for secretary of state, tried to deliver boxes of affidavits to the office of the current secretary of state, Jocelyn Benson, but the security guard refused to let her into the building. And no one from Benson’s office would sign the form acknowledging receipt of them.
The story at 100 PERCENT FED UP has video of Karamo’s attempted delivery of the ballots.
One nice touch: When Karamo gets to the door, she sees the notice that “ID is required to enter building.” The black female Republican noted facetiously, “That’s racist!” Love it.
Let’s go to Maricopa County, Arizona, where the forensic examination phase of that audit is going on, with the end of this month being the target for completion. CNN reported that ballots are being trucked to a lab in Montana for analysis and showed aerial video of the remote, private land it allegedly was on. “Is this the secure, private laboratory?” CNN’s Gary Tuchman asked. “Is Arizona voting data inside that cabin? We just don’t know –- but it could be.”
According to Ken Bennett, spokesman for the audit, the voting system data is being reviewed by subcontractor CyFIR. He says he doesn’t know where this lab is, which is causing CNN to report it as a big secret and to imply that the data might be non-secure and compromised in some way. They say CyFIR CEO Ben Cotton has taken data from Arizona to Montana. But Bennett speaks more precisely, saying Cotton has a COPY of the data created by Dominion from the hard drives and servers that Maricopa County used in the election. “The original data was left completely intact,” Bennett says.
Finally, remember that many mail-in ballots bearing incomplete information had to be what they call “cured” by election workers? For example, a missing address would be “found” and filled in. This is a controversial practice that activist lawyers and courts worked to establish before this election. Well, apparently enough time has gone by that the workers who did this are bragging about how they helped Biden win. A piece in TIME Magazine reveals that Democrat activists from California traveled from their home state to Arizona and Georgia to help “cure” the ballots. And a piece in THE ATLANTIC profiles a California nonprofit called Unite Here, which sent Democrat activists across state lines to Arizona to do the same. Thanks, California!
The ATLANTIC piece is actually titled “How Unite Here Turned the Biggest Red State Blue,” and subtitled “Arizona was pivotal in the 2020 presidential election. Its shift was no accident.” You better believe it was no accident. Here’s an excerpt from the article:
“Largely under the radar...they had helped craft one of 2020’s most extraordinary political stories. They had developed a template for how, with the right kind of organizing and outreach, solidly red states around the country –- even those with a long history of voter suppression efforts –- could be turned blue.”
It’s not the election workers’ job to “turn” a state one way or the other. I suspect we’ll find there was plenty of voter suppression in 2020, as every fraudulent vote cancels out a real one. The ultimate in “cancel culture.”