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.

Biggest Horse-Race Fixer of All Time Says Democrats Stole Election. Here’s How.

H/T Town Hall.

I hope this gets fixed on 6 January 2021 with a Donald Trump win.

I am the only nationally syndicated conservative talk radio host in America who spent his prior career as a professional gambler and “the King of Vegas Sports Gambling” (as the media dubbed me). But don’t take my word for it. Next time you’re in Vegas, look for my 180-pound granite star on Las Vegas Boulevard in front of Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

 

So, no other conservative media personality has friends like I do. In addition to many of the top GOP politicians and the president of the United States, my list of buddies includes some “only in Vegas” characters such as “Richie.” Richie is a professional gambler and a convicted horse-race fixer.

Back in the day, Richie may have been the greatest and most prolific horse-race fixer in history. He fixed over 1,000 horse races in 11 years at every racetrack in California, bribing over 100 jockeys. Eventually, he was convicted and served time in prison.

That was 25 years ago. Today, Richie is one of the good guys and a respected member of his community, as well as a noted philanthropist. But Richie still has his street smarts — something no one in Washington, D.C., has. For over 50 years, he witnessed the smartest and sharpest scammers and cheaters in the gambling world. No one can spot a scam like Richie. My buddy has a Ph.D. in the Art of the Steal.

Richie watched and studied the 2020 presidential election. He calls it “the greatest scam and steal in world history.” He says anyone who denies this election was stolen is a criminal who was in on the scam; a bribed politician or bureaucrat who benefits from the scam; or a complete naive moron.

 

What does the world’s greatest horse-race fixer believe happened on election night? Richie says it’s clear that President Donald Trump won in a landslide in key battleground states, so big that Democrats had to move quickly to plan B and bring in reinforcements — vans, U.S. Postal Service trucks, even planes filled with fake ballots, in the wee hours of the morning, with no GOP witnesses watching.

The millions of fake ballots reportedly cast for Joe Biden weren’t enough. Democratic scammers had to call a timeout and obviously brought in millions of additional fake ballots to erase Trump’s massive lead.

In a coordinated conspiracy so easy to see — Richie calls it “amateur hour” — five states clearly agreed at the same time to pause or stop counting votes, thereby buying themselves time to have millions of additional fake ballots filled out, trucked in or, in some cases, flown into nearby airports.

In the case of Georgia, there are accusations of scammers faking that a pipe burst and caused a flood, during which they rolled out suitcases filled with ballots, all of which was caught on video.

Any idiot who isn’t blind can see what happened, says Richie. It was as if a brazen gang of 50 carrying AK-47s and not wearing face coverings robbed five banks at the exact same time, showed their IDs on the way out the door, and then got a blind eye turned by every FBI agent and every judge. Maybe people are in denial. Maybe the D.C. swamp got to them. Maybe they’re in on the scam. A lot of respectable people in power must be getting filthy rich on this scam, says Richie.

Some telltale signs of the scam: reports that GOP witnesses had to be removed from the room; that these ballots had only one name filled out (Biden) because scammers were rushing and didn’t have time to fill out down-ballot races; and that many of the ballots looked pristine because they were clearly never mailed but rather rushed from printing presses to counting rooms.

Street-smart Richie says this case is such a slam dunk that any judge who throws it out is dirty and any prosecutor who can’t convict these scammers should lose his or her license to practice law.

Richie compares this case to Scott Peterson’s 2004 murder trial. Peterson got the death penalty based only on circumstantial evidence. This 2020 election scam was so obvious it makes Scott Peterson look innocent by comparison.

Yet here we sit, with a conspiracy so deep that political leaders, mainstream media, social media, judges, prosecutors, the U.S. justice system, and virtually every person in power in D.C. act as if nothing happened. And they do it so casually, so matter-of-factly, that Richie says it’s easy to conclude they’re all in on the scam.

Jan. 20 will determine whether we are still a nation of laws or a corrupt, third-world banana republic where horse-race fixers tell the truth and politicians are the real scam artists.

11 GOP Senators Refuse, to Certify the Election Results, Until One Requirement Is Met

H/T Town Hall.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is leading a coalition of Republican senators who plan to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential results. The group is calling for a “10-day audit” of the results after “unprecedented allegations of voter fraud, violations and lax enforcement of election law, and other voting irregularities.”

 

“Voter fraud has posed a persistent challenge in our elections, although its breadth and scope are disputed. By any measure, the allegations of fraud and irregularities in the 2020 election exceed any in our lifetimes,” the coalition said in a statement.

Those allegations have cast a doubt on whether or not former Vice President Joe Biden is indeed the winner of the election. In fact, a joint poll between Reuters and Ipsos found that 39 percent of Americans believe “the election was rigged.” Of those, 67 percent of Republicans shared that belief, compared to 17 percent of Democrats and 31 percent of Independents.

“Some Members of Congress disagree with that assessment, as do many members of the media. But, whether or not our elected officials or journalists believe it, that deep distrust of our democratic processes will not magically disappear.  It should concern us all. And it poses an ongoing threat to the legitimacy of any subsequent administrations,” the group explained.

The coalition believe the courts, specifically the United States Supreme Court, should have addressed the issues of voter and election fraud. 

“Ideally, the courts would have heard evidence and resolved these claims of serious election fraud. Twice, the Supreme Court had the opportunity to do so; twice, the Court declined,” they said.

Because Congress has the constitutional power to decide whether or not to certify the election results, the coalition believes Jan. 6 will be the time to “consider and force resolution of the multiple allegations of serious voter fraud.”

Although Democrats have repeatedly shot down accusations of voter fraud, there have been numerous instances where Democrats objected to the results of a presidential election. They did it in 1969 with Richard Nixon, again in 2001 and 2005 with George W. Bush and in 2017 with Donald Trump. In 1969 and 2005 a Democrat from both chambers of Congress forced a vote on whether to accept the Electoral College votes that were being challenged.

The senators want to follow the precedent established in 1877 when an Electoral Commission was established to address allegations of voter fraud.

“The most direct precedent on this question arose in 1877, following serious allegations of fraud and illegal conduct in the Hayes-Tilden presidential race. Specifically, the elections in three states—Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina—were alleged to have been conducted illegally,” the coalition explains. “In 1877, Congress did not ignore those allegations, nor did the media simply dismiss those raising them as radicals trying to undermine democracy. Instead, Congress appointed an Electoral Commission—consisting of five Senators, five House Members, and five Supreme Court Justices—to consider and resolve the disputed returns.”

The coalition calls on their colleagues to establish an Electoral Commission “with full investigatory and fact-finding authority, to conduct an emergency 10-day audit of the election returns in the disputed states. Once completed, individual states would evaluate the Commission’s findings and could convene a special legislative session to certify a change in their vote, if needed.”

 

All 11 of the senators will vote not to certify the election on Jan. 6 “unless and until that emergency 10-day audit is completed.” 

They did, however, make clear that they expect the challenge to take place on a partisan basis, even though election integrity is not a partisan issue.

“We are not naïve. We fully expect most if not all Democrats, and perhaps more than a few Republicans, to vote otherwise.  But support of election integrity should not be a partisan issue,” the coalition explained. “A fair and credible audit—conducted expeditiously and completed well before January 20—would dramatically improve Americans’ faith in our electoral process and would significantly enhance the legitimacy of whoever becomes our next President. We owe that to the People.”

“These are matters worthy of the Congress, and entrusted to us to defend. We do not take this action lightly.  We are acting not to thwart the democratic process, but rather to protect it. And every one of us should act together to ensure that the election was lawfully conducted under the Constitution and to do everything we can to restore faith in our Democracy,” the senators said.

The group joining Cruz includes Ron Johnson (WI), James Lankford (OK), Steve Daines (MT), John Kennedy (LA), Marsha Blackburn (TN), and Mike Braun (IN), and Senators-Elect Cynthia Lummis (WY.), Roger Marshall (KS), Bill Hagerty (TN), and Tommy Tuberville (AL).

 
 

Georgia Voters Pay Attention: Biden’s Socialist Policies Could Cost You $4,000 Every Year

H/T Western Journal.

Just remember Georgia elections have consequences be wise in your choice.

Georgia residents are being warned that if they don’t vote for Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in the Senate runoff election, a potential Joe Biden administration could cost each household almost $40,000 over the next decade.

Therefore, it’s imperative that Georgia sends Perdue and Loeffler to Washington to ensure the GOP retains control of the upper chamber of Congress.

According to a new study by the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, five components of Biden’s socialist economic agenda would result in a “Georgia tax” that would cost each family more than $3,900 a year for the next 10 years.

Economist Stephen Moore, the co-founder of CUP, said a potential Biden administration would cause Georgia to lose jobs and become poorer.

“Georgia has been out of the 10 fastest growing states over the past decade thanks to pro-growth policies, including low taxes and low cost of living compared to other states,” Moore remarked in a statement.

“The Biden plan reduces these competitive advantages by forcing Georgia to adopt the same liberal policies that have been tried and failed in states like New York [and] California.”

The Committee to Unleash Prosperity said these five Biden policies will decimate Georgia’s economy:

  • Abolition of right-to-work laws
  • $500 billion federal bailout of blue states
  • Elimination of the cap on state and local tax deductions on federal tax returns
  • Anti-fossil fuel policies/expensive green energy mandates
  • $15-an-hour federal minimum wage.

Georgia is a right-to-work state, which means no employee can be forced to join a labor union as a condition of employment.

If Biden gets installed as president, he would rescind Georgia’s right-to-work law, which has brought tens of thousands of jobs to the Peach State.

“The net cost to Georgia over the next decade would be $151.3 billion at an annual cost of $3,900 per family,” a release from the Committee to Unleash Prosperity said. “This is more than most families will receive from the recent “Stimulus” bill in Washington.”

CUP said Georgia would be one of the biggest losers if Democrats won control of the Senate and the White House.

“Georgia ranks the third largest loser state from the Biden ‘tax’ on economically productive states,” CUP said. “Only Texas and Florida would lose more income due to these interstate redistribution policies.”

Over the past few decades, Democrats’ disastrous policies have decimated the economies of liberal states.

Research shows that states controlled by Democrats consistently have the worst economies. According to a 2019 American Legislative Exchange Council study called “Rich States, Poor States,” states run by Republicans have the strongest economies.

In 2019, eight of the top 10 state economies were run by Republican governors. In contrast, nine of the bottom 10 were run by Democrats, according to the report.

After destroying their economies with unscientific coronavirus shutdowns and imposing draconian restrictions on Americans’ civil liberties, Democratic governors and mayors now want taxpayers to bail them out of their self-created financial hellholes.

If Biden gets installed in the White House and the Democrats win control of both chambers of Congress, your taxes will soar while your personal freedoms are crushed.

Report: Georgia Poll Workers, Who Reported Irregularities, Have Been Terminated

H/T Western Journal.

What kind of monkey business is going on in the Peach State especially Fulton County?

What are they hiding in the Peach State?

Two Georgia poll workers who came forward with separate credible claims of voting irregularities during last month’s election have been terminated, and will not be permitted to participate in next month’s Senate runoff elections, according to a report.

Bridget Thorne and Susan Voyles each told stories of bizarre happenings in Fulton County, which is now the epicenter for voting fraud and irregularity allegations in the Peach State. According to Epoch Media Group, they’ve been rewarded for telling those stories by being fired without much of an explanation.

One would think that Fulton County’s election officials would be toeing the line at this point, considering they’re already being scrutinized by many voters who aren’t buying the election results.

One would also be wrong.

Dwight Brower, an elections consultant for the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections, has created a larger public relations nightmare by apparently letting both women go, just weeks before a pair of Senate runoff elections that will decide which party controls the U.S. Senate.

Brower reportedly informed both whistleblowers in letters that they won’t be around to see any funny business — or anything at all — at the polls next month.

“There are many factors (management skills, performance, actions, behavior, etc.) considered prior to making reappointments for each primary or election. Unfortunately, a decision has been made to not reappoint you in a poll management or other poll positions in Fulton County,” Brower wrote, according to Epoch Media Group.

Oddly, Voyles seems like exactly the kind of person you’d want handling ballots, as she has been doing so for 20 years. Likewise with Thorne, who is a trained voting technician.

Could their firings be in any way related to their accounts of what they said they saw in Georgia’s most populated, heavily Democratic county during the election? We can only speculate, but it looks bad.

Thorne said she was working at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, the site of that mysterious water pipe break which halted vote counting on Nov. 3 and was later reported to be nothing more than a leaky toilet, Fox News reported.

Thorne was in that arena on the night of the election and said she saw mail-in ballots being handed “haphazardly.”

“When [the mail-in ballots] came in from the warehouse, they were haphazardly treated by anybody who wanted to dump the ballots out of the scanner tabulators,” Thorne told Fox News earlier this month, “and there was no oath administered. There weren’t two people present. People were just dumping them in suitcases and then leaving the suitcases on the floor and taking a break for dinner or just quitting the job.”

“I know how precious a ballot is. It’s someone’s vote and it was very disturbing for me to see that,” she also said.

Voyles, like Thorne, had her own story to tell about how disturbed she felt by what she saw. The woman recalled coming across “pristine” and irregular ballots that went almost entirely to Biden in the Fulton County city of Sandy Springs.

Those ballots had “a difference in the texture of the paper — it was if they were intended for absentee use but had not been used for that purposes,” she has said, claiming there “was a difference in the feel.”

Voyles, according to The Epoch Times, also said the ballots in question “included a slight depressed pre-fold so they could be easily folded and unfolded for use in scanning machines.”

“There were no markings on the ballots to show where they had come from, or where they had been processed,” she said. “These stood out.”

“By my estimate in observing these ballots, approximately 98 percent constituted votes for Joseph Biden.”

Both women are now out of a job with very little by way of explanation. The optics of it are of course terrible for Fulton County. So bad, in fact, that even Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger felt compelled to say something about it.

“I condemn in the strongest terms the decision by Fulton County elections officials to fire two poll managers purely for raising concerns about the November elections,” he said in a statement.

“Though we have found no credible evidence of widespread fraud, it is important that individuals can raise their voice when they believe they have seen wrongdoing. Retribution against whistle blowers poses a threat to the continued strength and vibrancy of our democracy.”

Election officials in Fulton County had arguably already lost the confidence of many voters thanks to a complete lack of transparency concerning vote tabulating.

Now, it’s fair to ask whether two veteran poll workers-turned-whistleblowers were fired by the county for daring to question what they perceived as corruption.

Maricopa County Defies Subpoenas, Won’t Even Release Ballot Images for Inspection

H/T Western Journal.

What is the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors hiding?

In a Nov. 22 editorial, The New York Times celebrated just how smoothly the Nov. 3 election went.

“The 2020 election was not simply free of fraud, or whatever cooked-up malfeasance the president is braying about at this hour,” the editorial board said.

“It was, from an administrative standpoint, a resounding success. In the face of a raging pandemic and the highest turnout in more than a century, Americans enjoyed one of the most secure, most accurate and most well-run elections ever.”

Secure! Accurate! Well-run! Just don’t ask to take a second look at how it was run, else you’re one of those cranks braying about malfeasance.

Among those cranks, apparently, are the members of the Arizona state Senate Judiciary Committee, who’ve asked for an audit of Maricopa County’s voting machines and ballots. In fact, they’ve issued subpoenas to that effect, which is a bit more than asking; the state Senate wants to look at the voting machines that were used in the Nov. 3 election as well as images of scanned ballots.

Maricopa County, meanwhile, is saying no thanks.

“The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors did not send the state Senate election materials in response to subpoenas before a 5 p.m. deadline Friday,” the Arizona Republic reported Friday.

“Instead, the supervisors voted 4-1 on Friday to file a court complaint in response, after raising concerns that the state Legislature’s demands are too broad and violate voters’ privacy. Supervisor Steve Chucri cast the opposing vote.

“The complaint, filed in Maricopa County Superior Court on Friday, says the subpoenas are unlawful and asks the court to quash them.”

The county gave three reasons in the complaint: The Senate Judiciary Committee didn’t have the authority to issue the subpoenas, there wasn’t sufficient time to comply with them and they violated Arizona’s ballot secrecy laws.

Now, let’s be clear before we get this ball rolling: There’s almost certainly zero chance this changes any electoral results.

Even though Maricopa County is Arizona’s most populous — after all, it’s home to Phoenix and its suburbs — erasing Joe Biden’s razor-thin 0.3 percentage point win in the state would do little aside from switch 11 electoral votes. Given the national electoral vote, that and $44.99 will get your kid their very own Squeakee the Balloon Dog under the tree this Christmas.

Meanwhile, Democrat Mark Kelly’s win over GOP Sen. Martha McSally wasn’t quite so razor thin; the former astronaut and gun-grabber extraordinaire won by 2.4 points over McSally.

However, the refusal to even look at the accuracy of the vote tallies in Maricopa County, particularly as Republicans have said there were widespread irregularities in the most unusual election in the past century, raises serious questions.

Republicans in the state Senate have argued that an independent audit of the results is needed. However, Maricopa County says its routine audit ended with a 100 percent match, so nothing to see here. The county won’t even release ballot images for inspection, which means we’re going to have to take their word for it.

And it’s not even that Senate Republicans are suggesting, at this point, that looking at Maricopa County’s voting machines would overturn the results of the election.

“The goal is to verify the machines did what they are supposed to do,” GOP Senate President Karen Fann said, according to the Arizona Republic.

“I believe that the county has done the very best they can,” said Republican state Sen. Eddie Farnsworth, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to The Associated Press.

“That doesn’t mean that there aren’t anomalies, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t concerns and it doesn’t mean that the voters aren’t justified in wanting to make sure it was done properly.”

Dr. Kelli Ward, head of the Arizona Republican Party, meanwhile, said that “the county agreed in open court to audit more ballots but it simply decided not to finish doing so.”

The Arizona Republic — normally not a phalange of the liberal media but a solidly pro-Biden organ during this cycle — has meanwhile said that the requests for audits are an attempt by lawmakers “to rally their base by insisting fraud occurred.”

They’re hardly the only ones framing the issue this way, either — and that’s a rubbish take for several reasons.

Yes, there are some Republicans who have concerns about voter fraud. It’s a pretty useless way to “rally the base” by requesting an audit when that audit turns up nothing, however. It’s like a minor-key version of the letdown Democrats felt right after the Mueller report gave them a solid zero-point-zero on the collusion meter.

And yet, Democrats act as if any further examination of the 2020 election would be an insult to democracy.

After Arizona’s electors cast their votes for Biden on Monday, Democratic state Sen. Martin Quezada said “the election that we just had, and the 11 electoral votes that were just cast earlier this morning, were legit,” according to the AP. “They were completely and totally legit. Nobody is hiding anything.”

All right. Then Maricopa County should respond to the subpoenas. Simple as that. If there’s nothing to see in an independent audit, then there’s nothing to be lost by turning the materials over.

There is something to be lost, however, by simply ignoring the order. Farnsworth made it clear an audit would help in “restoring the confidence” in the system after a divisive election, according to the Washington Examiner.

This isn’t a far-reaching effort to try and overturn the results, either: “One subpoena calls for a scanned ballot audit, to collect an electronic ballot image cast for all mail-in ballots counted in the November 2020 general election in Maricopa County, Arizona. The second subpoena calls for a full forensic audit of ballot tabulation equipment, the software for that equipment and the election management system used in the 2020 general election,” Fann said.

If this is a problem, the question becomes why it’s a problem. If there’s nothing to be found, then let us find nothing.Keeping the guts of our electoral machinery behind a curtain and insisting that anyone who wants a longer peek is a conspiracy theorist further erodes our trust in a weather-worn and battered system which has resisted transparency at every turn.

If this was — as The New York Times claimed — “one of the most secure, most accurate and most well-run elections ever,” show the rest of us skeptics.

Prove us wrong. Laugh in our face, Maricopa County. The state Senate is giving you the perfect opportunity, after all.