AZ AG Tells Garland: We Will Not Tolerate DOJ Trying to Interfere with Arizona Audit

H/T Western Journal.

Attorney General Garland has been warned his bulling will not be tolerated in the election audit.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich warned U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland in a Tuesday letter that his state will not tolerate the federal government interfering in the election audit of Maricopa County.

The audit was commissioned by the Arizona state Senate and began in late April.

In a Friday speech, Garland announced that the Department of Justice will be taking closer look at the “abnormal” methods being used to conduct audits of November’s election, which Brnovich’s letter countered.

“Late last week, you made troubling comments about the ongoing efforts in states to ensure election integrity,” he wrote Garland.

“Your statements displayed an alarming disdain for state sovereignty as defined under the 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution and the election provisions in Articles I and II.”

“My office is not amused by the DOJ’s posturing and will not tolerate any effort to undermine or interfere with our State Senate’s audit to reassure Arizonans of the accuracy of our elections.” Brnovich added.

“We stand ready to defend federalism and state sovereignty against any partisan attacks or federal overreach.”

Brnovich further contended that there were no more important issues for states to “prioritize than the integrity of our elections.”

Closing his letter, the attorney general promised: “Arizona will not sit back and let the Biden administration abuse its authority, refuse to uphold laws, or attempt to commandeer our state’s sovereignty.”

In other words, Brnovich appeared to be promising legal action if the federal government overstepped its authority.

 

In his Friday speech, Garland stated, “Some jurisdictions, based on disinformation, have utilized abnormal post-election audit methodologies that may put the integrity of the voting process at risk and undermine public confidence in our democracy.”

“The Civil Rights Division has already sent a letter expressing its concern that one of those audits may violate provisions of the Civil Rights Act that require election officials to safeguard federal election records,” he added, referring to a letter the DOJ sent to the Arizona Senate.

“The division also expressed concern that the audit may violate a provision of the Voting Rights Act that bars intimidation of voters.”

Garland further argued that claims of fraud have been refuted by “law enforcement and intelligence agencies of both this Administration and the previous one, as well as by every court — federal and state — that has considered them.”

The attorney general stated his office would be publishing guidance “explaining the civil and criminal statutes that apply to post-election audits.”


According to the Arizona audit’s official Twitter account, as of last week, 80 percent of Maricopa County’s 2.1 million ballots had been hand counted.

President Joe Biden won Arizona by 0.3 percent, approximately 10,500 votes, over former President Donald Trump.

Maricopa County (which encompasses the Phoenix metropolitan area) was the only county in the state to flip from red to blue from 2016 to 2020.

Despite Biden’s victory, Republicans carried every countywide office in Maricopa, save for sheriff (which an incumbent Democrat held), including flipping the county recorder and winning the open treasurer seat

Additionally, Trump-supporting members of Congress, like GOP Arizona Reps. Andy Biggs and Debbie Lesko, won their re-election contests in Maricopa County districts by sizable, double-digit margins.

Lawmakers from multiple states have come to tour the Arizona audit site including from Pennsylvania, Georgia and Nevada.

Georgia Poll Manager: There Were ‘Pristine’ Biden Ballots That Looked Like They’d Been Xeroxed

H/T Western Journal.

How much more fraud for Joe Pee Pads  Biden happened around the state of Georgia and  around America?

Suzi Voyles is no stranger to elections.

And after monitoring voting in Atlanta-area Fulton County, Georgia, for two decades, Voyles said that the highly contentious 2020 election proved to be unlike any other.

Voyles testified that as she thumbed through a stack of mail-in ballots last November, strangely “pristine” ballots printed on stock paper different from the others seized her attention.

What did these ballots have in common?

Voyles testified that each ballot contained uniformly filled-in ovals, and every one presented an identical crescent-shaped “void” inside them — indicating the ballots weren’t filled in with pencil or pen, but rather by toner ink.

“Every single ballot was absolutely identical and they appeared to be printed with some sort of marking device,” Voyles said. “And the fact that there was a little eclipse in an oval that was void in exactly the same spot in all these ballots, we didn’t see any differentiation — even when it came to the Senate candidates or when it came to some of the referendums on the back.”

“Everything was precisely the same. I’ve never seen that before in 20 years,” Voyles said. She added that these suspicious ballots had no creases or folds indicative of other mail-in ballots extracted from envelopes.

Voyles wasn’t alone in her testimony.

According to RealClear Investigations, at least three other Fulton County poll workers reported that they encountered the same enigma in other stacks of absentee ballots and have joined Voyles in “swearing under penalty of perjury that [the ballots] looked fake.”

Eight months later, we see the same suspicion resurging in the Republican stronghold that unexpectedly flipped blue for the first time since 1992.

Using affidavits to convince a state judge to warrant a closer inspection of ballots for potential illicit election activity, election integrity advocates assert that Biden’s late surge of 12,000 votes was manufactured — and for good reason.

“We have what is almost surely major absentee-ballot fraud in Fulton County involving 10,000 to 20,000 probably false ballots,” Garland Favorito, poll watcher and a lead petitioner in the case against fraudulent ballots, told RealClear Investigations.

“We have confirmed that there are five pallets of shrink-wrapped ballots in a county warehouse,” he added, reiterating his claim.

As questions surrounding the legitimacy of the 2020 election outcome continued in Georgia, as well as other states, Superior Court Judge Brian Amero ordered on May 21 that 147,000 ballots be unsealed and asked that officials guard the warehouse containing these ballots until an inspection date could be set, according to the report.

Unfortunately, the warehouse’s security was breached only eight days later.

According to Favorito, “The front door was [found] unlocked and wide open in violation of the court order.”

County officials did confirm that security motion detectors were triggered shortly after deputies left the premises, but said the room containing the ballots was “never breached or compromised.”

Still, Favorito — and likely many others — would not be convinced and Favorito seeks to obtain security footage to supplement the investigation, the report states.

Still, all of the contention brewing in the Peach State appears to reaffirm many suspicions that have arisen since Nov. 3 — and may validate Voyle’s bombshell claims.

We can’t allow our officials to ignore their obligation to ensure fair, ethical elections for all Americans.

If we do, we have surrendered the most integral aspect of our republic.

JPMorgan Cuts Off Donations to Republicans Who Objected to 2020 Election Results

 

 

H/T Western Journal.

I do not recall JP Morgan cutting off or even threatening to cut off DemocRats that called the 2016 election a fraud and illegitimate.

The nation’s largest lender, JPMorgan Chase & Co., is set to resume political donations after pausing them in the wake of the Capitol incursion — but will maintain a freeze on donations to lawmakers who objected to the certification of the 2020 election.

Of course, like much of the narrative surrounding the Jan. 6 riot, this move is reliant upon the notion that objecting to the election is the same as barging into the Capitol in the middle of official proceedings with a motley crew of disgruntled voters and a far-left activist or two.

According to an internal memo obtained by Reuters, JPMorgan’s PAC will not donate to a “handful” of the 147 Republican lawmakers who voted to overturn the results of the 2020 election in January.

The pause will last through the 2022 midterm elections.

I have no memory of JPMorgan or anyone else ending donations to the many vocal and prominent lawmakers who told us for years that the 2016 election was illegitimate, do you?

“Democracy, by its nature, requires active participation, compromise, and engaging with people with opposing views,” the bank wrote to justify not engaging with people with opposing views.

JPMorgan did not specify which of the lawmakers who objected to the election certification it will not be supporting.

Now, it’s hard not to note that JPMorgan doesn’t have all that much to gain by publicly slighting conservatives. The Wall Street giant hardly needed to win the approval of the liberals who anathematized those 147 Republicans.

But it could have quite a bit to lose.

Reuters pointed out that the 147 lawmakers include House Finance Committee members Blaine Luetkemeyer and Lee Zeldin and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

This just goes to show how establishment elites will go out of their way to spite conservatives. The pro-Trump movement has many enemies in corporate America who have warmly embraced progressive radicalism.

In case you think I’m off base, just consider that JPMorgan also said it will be donating to lawmakers who are “active on issues the bank considers ‘moral and economic imperatives for our country,’ such as addressing the racial wealth gap, education and criminal justice reform.”

In today’s political climate, this is a thinly veiled indicator that the company is buying into the Democratic Party’s increasingly progressive agenda.

Indeed, although 60 percent of the $600,300 it spent on federal candidates during the previous election cycle went to Republicans and the rest to Democrats, Reuters noted that this is “a mix that is likely to swing further to the left as the bank supports a broader range of social and economic issues.”

This is a painfully obvious political move that prioritizes partisan preening over the best interests of the American people and the spirit of democracy the company took it upon itself to uphold.

In the battles being fought in our nation in the wake of Jan. 6 and the contested 2020 election, corporate America has very clearly picked a side.

As if the fawning statements on George Floyd riots and the annual advertising campaigns for “Pride Month” left any doubt, JPMorgan has given us a pretty clear idea of whom boardrooms are most anxious to please — and whom they’ll turn their backs on without thinking twice.

New Hampshire Audit Identifies Damning Problem; Scan Counts Only 28% of Test Ballots for GOP Candidates

H/T Western Journal.

On what scale did this happen nation wide?

An election audit in a New Hampshire town may have discovered why initial results were so far at variance from those revealed in a follow-up hand count.

The audit was triggered because of what happened to Democratic state House candidate Kristi St. Laurent. As of election night, she was short by 24 votes of winning one of the four seats of for grabs in Windham, a town of 10,000.

But when the recount was held, she was 420 votes short.

St. Laurent’s initial total had been overcounted by about 99 votes according to the recount, while the Republicans who finished ahead of her were undercounted in the initial tally.

The audit was held to determine why the initial results were so far off.

The auditors currently suspect that fold lines in the ballots being scanned fooled the machine into thinking that a candidate whose name appeared on a fold line received a vote.

“Something we strongly suspect at this juncture, based on various evidence, is that in some cases, fold lines are being interpreted by the scanners as valid votes,” said independent auditor Mark Lindeman, according to WMUR-TV.

The auditors tried to explain what happened in a series of tweets, noting one instance that showed a discrepancy between what was cast and what was counted, in which only 28 percent of the Republican votes cast were recorded accurately.

 

 

And the most frequent name to appear on a fold was that of St. Laurent.

“Wherever the fold happened to be was, I guess, most commonly through my name,” she told WMUR.

Auditors said their explanation fits the outcome.

“Because if someone voted for all four Republican candidates and the ballot happened to have its fold line going through St. Laurent’s target, then that might be interpreted by the machines as an overvote, which would then subtract votes from each of those four Republican candidates,” said auditor Philip Stark, according to WMUR.

“Conversely, if there were not four votes already in that contest by the voter, a fold line through that target could have caused the machine to interpret it as a vote for St. Laurent,” he said.

The audit is not complete, but if the initial conclusion is correct, it could have a ripple effect across the state.

“Throughout New Hampshire, you’re using the same voting machines, the AccuVote, and in principle, it could be an issue,” Stark told WMUR, which is based in Manchester, the state’s largest city.

“It really depends where the folds are in relationship to the vote targets,” he said.

In election jargon, a “vote target” is the equivalent of a candidate.

Trump Slams Dems for Seeking to Block AZ Election Audit: ‘Desperate’ for Fraud to ‘Remain Concealed’

H/T Western Journal.

What is it the DemocRats wanting to be kept hidden? 

Are they aware that fraud happened in Arizona and want to keep it hidden?

Former President Donald Trump hammered Democrats on Friday for filing an 11th-hour lawsuit to try to prevent an audit of Arizona’s Maricopa County 2020 election systems from going forward.

He alleged the reason is clear: They want to keep the “fraud” he believes occurred in the 2020 presidential election from being revealed.

On Thursday, the day before the audit was to begin, the Arizona Democratic Party sued GOP Arizona Senate President Karen Fann and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Warren Petersen, seeking for an injunction to be put in place blocking the audit, claiming that the measure was unlawful.

In their complaint, the Democrats claimed that Senate Republicans do not have proper procedures in place to ensure the security of the ballots and called into question the independence of the companies the lawmakers contracted to oversee the audit.

The Arizona Republic reported that Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Christopher Coury ordered a “pause” in the recount effective at 5 p.m. on Friday if Democrats post a $1 million bond.

Coury said he does not want to micromanage how the Senate conducts its audit.

“However, it is the province of the court to ensure voter information and those constitutional protections are held sacrosanct and that also includes the protection of ballots under Arizona law.”

Coury has set another hearing for Monday at 11 a.m.

 

Trump praised the efforts of the Arizona GOP Senate to review November’s election.

“So many people would like to thank the brave and patriotic Republican State Senators from Arizona for the incredible job they are doing in exposing the large scale Voter Fraud which took place in the 2020 Presidential Election,” he said in a statement released on Friday.

“Their tireless efforts have led to a massive recount, ballot examination, and full forensic audit, undertaken by experts retained by the State Senate, with results to be announced within six weeks,” he continued.

The 45th president recounted that Democrats have sent a team of lawyers to Arizona in an effort to stop the audit and the transparency that would come with it.

“THEY KNOW WHAT THEY DID!” Trump claimed. “The Democrats are desperate for the FRAUD to remain concealed because, when revealed, the Great States of Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia, New Hampshire, and the Great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, would be forced to complete the work already started.”

Trump also called out the Maricopa Board of Supervisors for refusing to comply with Senate subpoenas dating back to December, questioning what the board is trying to hide.

After the board filed multiple lawsuits seeking to block the subpoenas, a judge ruled in late February the Senate could have access to Maricopa County’s 2.1 million ballots cast, as well as the machines and software used to conduct the election.

Trump concluded, “Honest elections are America’s Heart and Soul. We must never allow this to happen to our Great Country again.

“Thank you State Senators and others in Arizona for commencing this full forensic audit. I predict the results will be startling!”

Despite numerous allegations of voting irregularities, no court has ruled that there was widespread fraud that affected the results of the 2020 election.

Democratic Maricopa County Board of Supervisors member Steve Gallardo, who is listed as a plaintiff in the Democrats’ lawsuit, tweeted, “The sole reason for this lawsuit and injunctions is to protect the sanctity of the ballots and more importantly to preserve voters’ privacy from a sham audit that has been corrupted by agitators and conspiracy theorists.

“This corrupted process will not be transparent, dark money influencers have handed picked the folks to observe and witness the ‘audit’ that will be conducted by an uncertified and unqualified group,” he added.

 

In a news release last month, Fann said, “After months of interviewing various forensic auditors, the Arizona Senate has found a qualified team consisting of Wake Technology Services, Inc., CyFir, LLC, Digital Discovery, and Cyber Ninja, Inc. to conduct the audit.”

The Arizona Republic reported that Cyber Ninja’s founder Doug Logan shared posts on Twitter after November’s election suggesting he holds to Trump’s views that fraud occurred.

In response to the Democrats’ lawsuit, Fann told the paper, “We are keeping the sanctity of the ballots.”

She also is “seriously wondering what they are afraid of.”

The Arizona Republican Party chided Democrats for the last-minute lawsuit too, tweeting, “Democrats doing everything to stop audit, including filing lawsuits attacking the ‘integrity’ of the process.”

“So NOW they care about #ElectionIntegrity?!?! Nope. They just don’t want Americans to be involved in our own elections,” the party added.

President Joe Biden won Maricopa County (which encompasses the Phoenix metropolitan area) by 2.2 percentage points in November — representing a 5.1 percent swing in the Democrat’s favor from 2016, when Trump won it by 2.9 percent over failed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Despite Biden’s victory, Republicans carried every countywide office in Maricopa, save for sheriff (which the incumbent Democrat held), including flipping the county recorder and winning the open treasurer seat.

Biden won Arizona by 10,457 votes (0.3 percent), the closest margin of any of the swing states that went for him.

The facility being used to conduct the audit in Phoenix has been rented for four weeks. The audit will be live-streamed to the public.

 

MI Court: Michigan Secretary of State’s Absentee Ballot Order Broke Law, Vindicating Trump Claim

H/T Breitbart.

Slowly but surely  President Trump is being proven right about the 2020 election.

A Michigan judge ruled last week Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D) broke state law when she unilaterally issued rules related to absentee balloting, legitimizing a key claim made by the Trump campaign in its legal challenges to the 2020 election.

Benson issued several unilateral orders during the 2020 election including sending absentee ballot applications to all registered voters. She also issued “guidance” on how to evaluate absentee ballots, a move Michigan Court of Claims Chief Judge Christopher Murray held violated the state’s Administrative Procedures Act.

Genetski v. Benson, No. 20-216-MM in the Court of Claims for the State of Michigan by Breitbart News on Scribd

In the guidance, Benson said “slight similarities” in signatures on absentee ballots should lead a counter to decide “in favor of finding that the voter’s signature was valid.”

Murray ruled Benson violated the law “because the guidance issued by the Secretary of State on October 6, 2020, with respect to signature matching standards was issued in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA).”

 

“I’m glad the court sees Secretary of State Benson’s attempts at lawmaking for what they are — clear violations of her authority,” Michigan state Rep. Matt Hall (R) said in a statement.

“If she wants to make changes like these, she needs to work with the Legislature or properly promulgate them through the laws we have on the books — in this case the Administrative Procedures Act,” he continued.

Murray’s ruling came after Allegan County Clerk Bob Genetski sued Benson and state Director of Elections Jonathan Brater over Benson’s order which Hall described as a “mandatory directive requiring local election officials to apply a presumption of validity to all signatures on absent voter ballots.”

According to the suit, Genetski argued “the presumption contained in the guidance issued by defendant Benson will allow invalid votes to be counted,” but Genetski did not allege “that this guidance caused him to accept a signature that he believed was invalid.”

The court’s opinion concluded:

…nowhere in this state’s election law has the Legislature indicated that signatures are to be presumed valid, nor did the Legislature require that signatures are to be accepted so long as there are any redeeming qualities in the application or return envelope as compared with the signature on file. Policy determinations like the one at issue — which places the thumb on the scale in favor of a signature’s validity — should be made pursuant to properly promulgated rules under the APA or by the Legislature.

Like other progressive secretaries of state, Benson put an aggressive emphasis on voting by absentee ballot in the name of safety amid the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.

Over 3.1 million Michigan voters cast an absentee ballot out of a possible 7.7 million voters, WWMT News reported.

In May 2020, Benson used $4.5 million in funds from the CARES Act — the original coronavirus stimulus — to send absentee ballot applications to all voters, according to Breitbart News.

“By mailing applications, we have ensured that no Michigander has to choose between their health and their right to vote,” Benson said according to NBC 25.

“Voting by mail is easy, convenient, safe, and secure, and every voter in Michigan has the right to do it,” she continued.

Hall noted, “The Legislature is an equal branch of government charged with crafting laws. This is not the role of the Secretary of State, and there is a clear process that must be respected.”

Signature validation rules created without the approval of a legislature was one of the issues the Trump campaign and Republicans claimed was done illegally in the 2020 election.

Trump’s campaign and Republicans argued in cases nationwide that Article II of the Constitution requires state legislatures to make the rules governing presidential elections, and state election officials and courts lack the authority to change those rules.

Murray’s ruling undercuts the Democrat narrative that Republican legal challenges to 2020 election procedures were without merit and had therefore all been rejected by the courts. The original suit was filed October 6, 2020 — prior to the presidential election — but was not decided until March 9, 2021.

The case is Genetski v. Benson, No. 20-216-MM in the Court of Claims for the State of Michigan.

 

Georgia Dems Backtrack on Promise to Deliver $2000 Stimulus Checks

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

The voters fell victim to the old DemocRat bait and switch  a promise of a $2,000 dollar stimulus check then support only $1,4000 checks which have yet to be delivered.

When will the checks be delivered if they ever are?

Democrats promised Georgia wins would put $2,000 checks in the mail.

On the eve of the Georgia runoffs, soon-to-be President Joe Biden told voters that sending Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock to the U.S. Senate would put $2,000 stimulus checks in the mail.

“Their election will put an end to the block in Washington on that $2,000 stimulus check,” Biden said. “That money that will go out the door immediately to help people who are in real trouble.”

Two months later, stimulus checks still have not been sent, and Senate Democrats have kiboshed plans for $2,000 checks. The Biden administration and Democratic leadership agreed on Wednesday to scale the stimulus checks down to $1,400, a shift that has been in the works since just after Ossoff and Warnock were elected.

In January, Biden’s transition team argued that $1,400 checks in addition to the already-issued $600 checks would be the same as the promised $2,000 checks. And in February, Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), with both Ossoff and Warnock standing behind him, advocated for the slimmed-down $1,400 check, making the same argument about reaching a cumulative $2,000 in stimulus.

The shift to $1,400 checks comes despite repeated campaign trail promises to support the full $2,000 checks by the Georgia Democrats and their national allies.

Warnock’s campaign ran ads asking voters, “Want a $2,000 check?” along with a picture of a U.S. Treasury check going out to an individual in “Anytown, USA.” And Ossoff regularly called for “$2,000 checks now” and pledged to support the full $2,000 checks if elected.

In the runoff election’s home stretch, Warnock repeated his pledge for $2,000 even after President Donald Trump signed the COVID-19 bill that sent $600 checks to eligible recipients. And he continued to back $2,000 checks after winning office. The day after he was elected, Warnock told NPR that “we ought to pass the $2,000 stimulus.”

Neither Sens. Ossoff nor Warnock’s offices responded to requests for comment about the shift to $1,400 checks.

Senate Democrats currently plan to move on the updated bill “as early as tonight.” While Ossoff and Warnock have not yet commented on it, both are expected to support the compromise bill along with their Democratic colleagues.

 

Mike Pence Has Some Serious Concerns About the 2020 Presidential Election

Where were these concerns when you were presiding over the Electoral College certification?

Former Vice President Mike Pence is raising concerns about the way the 2020 elections were conducted and warning about troubling legislation before Congress that would all but ensure a repeat of the 2020 election nightmare. 

 

In an OpEd published by the Daily Signal, Pence wrote about “election irregularities” in the last cycle and the “numerous instances of officials setting aside state election law.” The former VP said he shares those concerns with millions of Americans. 

“That’s why when I was serving as presiding officer at the joint session of Congress certifying the Electoral College results, I pledged to ensure that all objections properly raised under the Electoral Count Act would be given a full hearing before Congress and the American people,” Pence recalled. 

Pence pointed out that a great number “of the most troubling voting irregularities” occurred in states where governors, secretaries of state and the courts made changes to state election laws. And now, HR 1, a sweeping 800-page election overhaul bill proposed by Democrats, seeks to turn many of those reckless changes into federal election law.

“While legislators in many states have begun work on election reform to restore public confidence in state elections, unfortunately, congressional Democrats have chosen to sweep those valid concerns and reforms aside and to push forward a brazen attempt to nationalize elections in blatant disregard of the U.S. Constitution,” warned Pence. 

“[HR 1] would force states to adopt universal mail-in ballots, early voting, same-day voter registration, online voter registration, and automatic voter registration for any individual listed in state and federal government databases, such as the Department of Motor Vehicles and welfare offices, ensuring duplicate registrations and that millions of illegal immigrants are quickly registered to vote,” Pence continued.

The former vice president also warned that HR 1 would force states to permit ballot harvesting and count mail-in ballots that arrive as late as 10 days after the election. The legislation would prevent states from cleaning voter registration rolls and empower bureaucrats with redrawing congressional districts. 

“Every single proposed change in HR 1 serves one goal, and one goal only: to give leftists a permanent, unfair, and unconstitutional advantage in our political system,” Pence added. 

Instead of fixing election problems responsible for undermining the people’s faith in their government, Democrats want to surround the Capitol with fencing and make the problems the new norm

Prominent Dem Says Faulty Voting Machines May Have Handed House Seat to GOP Challenger

H/T Western Journal.

When the GOP said this about voting machines the DemocRats said the GOP was wrong and the machines were fine.

The DemocRats tried to paint the GOP as sore losers.

Now the shoe is on the other foot and the DemocRats have lost the voting machine are flawed.

Marc Elias, a prominent Democratic election attorney, argued this week that faulty voting machines may have misread thousands of votes in a House election in upstate New York, a claim similar to the allegation some Republicans pushed regarding the 2020 presidential election.

Elias, a partner at the firm Perkins Coie, made the argument in a court filing on Monday to challenge the results of the election in New York’s 22nd House district.

Elias asserted that voting machines used in the district undercounted votes for incumbent Democratic Rep. Ted Brindisi.

Brindisi trails Republican challenger Claudia Tenney won by a razor-thin margin of 122 votes. Tenney declared victory in the race on Tuesday, but the state has not certified the results while the legal challenge unfolds.

Elias called on the state court to order a hand count of the vote, claiming that there is “mounting evidence of significant irregularities in the tabulation of ballots.”

The filing, reported by Breitbart News, reads:

“In this case, there is reason to believe that voting tabulation machines misread hundreds if not thousands of valid votes as undervotes, (supra at 4), and that these tabulation machine errors disproportionately affected Brindisi, (id.). In addition, Oswego County admitted in a sworn statement to this Court that its tabulation machines were not tested and calibrated in the days leading up to the November 3, 2020 General Election as required by state law and necessary to ensure that the counts generated by tabulation machines are accurate.”

Elias asserted that voting machines may have undercounted up to 2,599 votes for Brindisi throughout the district.

The analysis is based on results from a recount of 1,127 votes in December. According to Elias, a hand count showed that Brindisi had nine more votes than were registered by the voting machines. Applying the same error rate to the more than 325,000 votes cast in the election, Elias claimed that Brindisi may have been robbed of as many as 2,599 votes.

“That figure far exceeds the margin between the two candidates in this race, and based on this small sample size at least, appears to disproportionately affect Brindisi,” the Perkins Coie team wrote in their filing.

According to The Washington Times, the machines in question were manufactured by Dominion Voting Systems, the same company that has sued conservatives over their allegations about voting fraud.

Dominion sued Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Jan. 25 for $1.3 billion for what the company said was his “demonstrably false” statements about its voting machines. The company sued attorney Sidney Powell on Jan. 8 for libel over similar claims.

Dominion did not immediately respond to a request for comment about Elias’s allegations.

Elias gained notoriety during the Trump administration after it was revealed that he hired Fusion GPS to investigate the Trump campaign in a project that led to the infamous Steele dossier, which alleged that the Trump campaign conspired with the Kremlin to influence the 2016 election. Elias hired Fusion on behalf of the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, which Perkins Coie represented.

An investigation by the special counsel’s office found no evidence of a Trump-Russia conspiracy.

A lawyer for Tenney did not respond to a request for comment about Elias’s court filing.

Texas AG Announces Arrest of Woman for Alleged Shocking Voter Fraud Crimes

H/T Western Journal.

This can not be as the drive-by media swears that voter fraud does not and can not exist.

Yes, voter fraud exists. It just usually doesn’t look like what many of us imagine it to be.

Our minds always drift off to visions that have a Hollywood-tinged aspect to them. Hacked machines switching our choices. Arcane, Rube Goldberg-like plans that Hans Gruber would be proud of. Foreign interference.

More likely, however, it takes the form of what a Texas woman allegedly did.

According to KXXV-TV, Rachel (or Raquel) Rodriguez of San Antonio was arrested Wednesday on charges of election fraud, illegal voting, unlawfully assisting people voting by mail, and unlawfully possessing an official ballot.

 

Rodriguez was featured in a Project Veritas exposé last fall in which she identified herself as a “ballot chaser.” What that means, in practice, is a ballot harvester who is targeting specific votes. Ballot harvesters are third-party individuals or organizations that collect absentee or mail-in votes to be sent in; critics of the process say it can lead to targeted collection or fraud.

Project Veritas’ undercover journalist set up the meeting with Rodriguez under the auspices of setting up his own campaign.

“Let’s say $6 per vote, right? And I’m going to bring in 5,000 votes,” she told the journalist in one of the videos.

One of her main clients at the time, Rodriguez said, was GOP House hopeful Mauro Garza, who ended up losing to Democrat Rep. Joaquin Castro in November.

“Mauro, right now, he said: ‘OK, Raquel, if you were running, what would you do?’ So, he sat me down and I said: ‘I would do this, this, this, this, and this.’ He said: ‘How much money do you think you would need?’ And I budgeted everything, right? OK, so you do it,’” she said.

“He was paying me $5,000 a month, but now he’s paying me $8,000 a month. Why? Because I took on his extra jobs.”

Garza denied any wrongdoing, telling The Texan that Rodriguez was a former campaign volunteer and saying he would “welcome any investigation and accountability to expose these outlandish allegations.”

There were a long list of other clients Rodriguez listed, too — from judges to state legislators.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced her arrest Wednesday in a news release in which he said Rodriguez was facing charges of “election fraud, illegal voting, unlawfully assisting people voting by mail, and unlawfully possessing an official ballot. Each charge constitutes a felony under the Texas Election Code.”

“Rodriguez was exposed in a Project Veritas video last fall while she engaged in vote harvesting leading up to the 2020 election,” the news release said. “The Election Fraud Division of the Office of the Attorney General reviewed dozens of hours of unedited, raw footage, which led to this arrest. In an uncharacteristic moment of honesty, Rodriguez acknowledged on video that what she was doing is illegal and that she could go to jail for it. If convicted, Rodriguez could face up to 20 years in prison.”

“Many continue to claim that there’s no such thing as election fraud. We’ve always known that such a claim is false and misleading, and today we have additional hard evidence,” Paxton said in a statement.

“This is a victory for election integrity and a strong signal that anyone who attempts to defraud the people of Texas, deprive them of their vote, or undermine the integrity of elections will be brought to justice,” he added.

“The shocking and blatantly illegal action documented by Project Veritas demonstrates a form of election fraud my office continually investigates and prosecutes. I am fiercely committed to ensuring the voting process is secure and fair throughout the state, and my office is prepared to assist any Texas county in combating this insidious, un-American form of fraud.”

In a tweet, Project Veritas touted the role its investigation played.

 

Rodriguez’s attorney told KABB-TV that the investigation should have been more thorough and questioned the manner of the arrest.

“Well, she was arrested by state agents, and she’s being processed in Kendall County, which, from our perspective is interesting because none of the allegations are said to have occurred in Kendall County,” Nico LaHood said.

“We’re going to analyze this completely, we’re not going to leave any rock unturned,” he added. “Rachel and all people accused, all citizens accused of criminal allegation by the government, deserve an aggressive defense in a fair process, our job is to ensure that Rachel gets both of those and we plan to do that.”

In the video, Rodriguez comes across as having a lack of circumspection for someone who’s a practiced vote fraudster, something that makes one wonder if she’s a fraudster of a different sort. That’s what court is for.

What we know is the attorney general believes he has a case.

If this all sounds farfetched, consider the only election overturned in recent years because of voter fraud involved ballot harvesting.

In the 2018 race for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, Republican Mark Harris beat Democrat Dan McCready by a 905-vote margin. However, suspicions were aroused when Harris seemed to get an inordinate percentage of the absentee vote, given that only 19 percent of it was from registered Republicans but 61 percent voted for Harris.

What emerged was what The New York Times called a “precise but amateurish operation” harvesting ballots that was run by local political operative L. McCrae Dowless Jr.

“Witnesses have described a scheme that was at once on the books and under the radar, and a network filled not with seasoned, ideological activists, but with acquaintances and relatives of Mr. Dowless who needed cash and asked few questions,” The Times’ Alan Blinder wrote in February 2019.

“Guided by the slight, bearded man once celebrated as a local ‘guru of elections,’ they swept up unsealed or incomplete ballots and returned them in batches to Mr. Dowless, who was working on behalf of the Harris campaign. They sometimes filled in ballots, or signed as witnesses for voters they never met, in an ink color specifically chosen so it would not arouse suspicion at local elections offices.”

State officials refused to certify Harris’ win and he backed out of a redo, which was won by GOP Rep. Dan Bishop.

Dowless is awaiting trial on numerous charges, according to WECT-TV, although Harris was never charged.

This might not be the kind of voter fraud you’re thinking of. It’s not the kind of systematic fraud that could change a national election.

It’s funny, though, how few Democrats were seen loudly declaiming voter fraud didn’t exist when Mark Harris’ victory wasn’t certified.