I have two important updates today from Arizona and Georgia.
The Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit in Arizona over the form that the state-mandated, post-election audit will take. According to Arizona state law, the county recorder must hand-count a random sampling of ballots for “quality control” after the election. The law mandates that 2% of the precincts or two precincts, whichever is greater, be sampled. There are 748 precincts in Maricopa. But, this election, Arizona consolidated voting to 175 voting centers. The Arizona Secretary of State’s manual has directed counties that used polling centers rather than precincts to sample 2% of the polling locations. The Trump campaign has asked the court to order Maricopa County to adhere to the language of the statute and sample 2% of the precincts (15 precincts). Trump’s lawyers argue, persuasively in my mind, that when the statute and the direction of the secretary of state are at odds, the statute controls. That is how it should be, in light of the plenary authority of the legislature to determine the manner and method of elections. So, keep an eye on that suit.
In the meantime, the Maricopa Board of Supervisors can order a county-wide, manual recount. The conservative activist I spoke to on the ground in Arizona asked me to put out a request to the grassroots to call the supervisors and make this request. Please, take a minute to call these people:
District 1—Jack Sellers: 602-506-1776, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
District 2—Steve Chucri: 602-506-7431, email email@example.com
District 3—Bill Gates: 602-506-7652, email firstname.lastname@example.org
District 4 –Clint Hickman: 602-506-7642, email email@example.com
District 5—Steve Gallardo: 602-506-7092, email firstname.lastname@example.org
I know everyone feels worked up, but try to be calm and polite and point out how critical it is for the nation that we all have confidence in the integrity of our election. They owe it to the nation to conduct a manual recount.
We are being betrayed in Georgia. The hand recount that was supposed to be the “gold standard” according to Harmeet Dhillon, and a “recount, an audit, and re-canvas” all in one according to the secretary of state down there, is now turning out to be a superficial re-tabulation that will not identify the illegal votes or flag fraud. While listening to Bannon’s War Room this morning, John Fredericks reported that only one observer is watching for every ten teams and observers are so far away they cannot meaningfully observe what is happening. Additionally, it does not appear they are conducting any of the investigatory actions that would help reveal fraud, such as matching absentee ballots with addresses. This is an outrageous betrayal of the people of Georgia, and indeed a betrayal of the nation.
Georgia Governor Kemp and his Lt. Governor Duncan are both, according to Fredericks, AWOL. I have since confirmed this from other sources. While I was listening, it crossed my mind that if a recount reveals a scandalously compromised election, it would reflect very badly on the state leadership. It is the sort of thing that could end your political career. But, it could be worse than that.
I was on Raheem Kassam’s National Pulse show again today and we were discussing this recount. I have not done a deep dive, but Raheem wondered, and it is worth investigating—who approved the Dominion systems? Is there a money trail? Does Kemp have a financial connection to Dominion? Kemp has been governor since 2019. What was he before that? He was Georgia’s secretary of state.
I discussed the recount with Raheem Kassam on the National Pulse today:
Finally, there needs to be a demand for the Dominion systems to be impounded, taken off-line (but not turned off), and for a forensics expert to do an examination of the coding. Last night I was googling around about the Dominion system. The way it works is you make your selection on a touchscreen and the machine then spits out a paper receipt of sorts with a bar code you scan at the tabulator. But neither the voter nor anyone else can verify that the barcode is accurate. So, not only can you not verify that the machine has properly logged your vote, but the state cannot undertake a meaningful recount.
This critical flaw in the system was raised at the time the system was proposed for use in Georgia, but the state still bought it. The fact that you yourself cannot verity your vote and that the barcodes make it impossible to do a real recount or audit, should have disqualified Dominion from consideration. Our current quandary was wholly foreseeable, which leads one to conclude Dominion was deliberately chosen. The “bugs” seem to be a feature. And again, Kemp was in the middle of all of this.
Sidney was on Lou tonight. This is important to watch, and please blast it out everywhere:
Yesterday, the Washington Examiner ran an interview of President Trump by Byron York. In the interview, the President warned, “never bet against me.” That is the fighting spirit I like to see from Trump, and it is the spirit we all need, too. The Democrats stole this election, and not just by a little fraud here and there. It looks like they engaged in systemic and horrifying, pervasive fraud. Keep an eye on the litigation scene, because I think this corruption will be revealed, and it will shock every decent and honest person. It is imperative that each of us continues to fight at maximum effort. And no matter what you learn about the corruption in our country, and no matter how overwhelming and dark it feels when you do, remember that good people all over the country are doing their best to fight the good fight and restore the Republic. Together, we will win. We have only to be faithful.