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AZ secretary of state: Maricopa County will need new voting machines

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said Thursday that the voting machines Republicans trned over to private companies as part of their audit of the 2020 election are no longer safe for use in future elections.

In a letter sent to Maricopa County officials and shared with NBC News, Hobbs, a Democrat, cited security concerns about losing the chain of custody over the equipment when it was handed over to the auditors and urged the county to get new machines. If it does not, her office would consider decertifying the equipment involved in the audit, she wrote. That would remove the machines from service.



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Boom! AZ Sec Of State stripped of ‘election lawsuit’ powers until 2023

In Arizona, where auditors are exposing the massive and coordinated election rig, the Secretary of State has been stripped of her powers.

After publicly expressing “grave concerns” over Arizona’s audit of the 2020 election results, and after her continual bashing of the Senate “fraudit” of Maricopa County ballots, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) was “stripped” of her ability to “defend election lawsuits” by the state’s Republican-led House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday.



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Mail-in ballot issues cause mass delay in election

Democrats (and so-called Republicans like former House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney) continue to insist that the presidential election in 2020 was the “most secure” ever and that claims of election fraud and misconduct are unfounded…but Pennsylvania just proved how fragile our election systems can really be.

According to local media reports from Lancaster County, some thousands of mail-in primary ballots in a local election contained errors so serious that the ballots were completely unusable. The ballots could not be scanned by voting machines and election officials were forced to rectify the problem with a hand counting of the votes that took several days.



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By Mike Huckabee [reprinted from his Web site]

With so little being reported on the 2020 election follow-up, one might think there wasn’t much going on. On the contrary –- it just depends on where you look.

At TOWNHALL, Wayne Allen Root has a remarkable opinion piece about the election called “Why the American People Have Turned Against Biden,” citing evidence that Americans are finally questioning the election results and are no longer afraid to say out loud that they think something was wrong. That doesn’t mean we have definitive proof that the election would have turned out differently --- just that there is reason to question. This is NOT “the big lie.”

Here are a few examples of the anti-Biden backlash:

* The National Republican Congressional Committee has just announced its greatest April fundraising period ever, he says.

* According to a WASHINGTON EXAMINER poll, the enthusiasm for Republican candidates for 2022 exceeds that for Democrat candidates by double digits.

* The latest Democracy Corps poll of battleground states finds Biden’s approval among independents as only 34 percent.

* Voters in “Biden” state Pennsylvania voted overwhelmingly to dramatically limit the emergency powers of the Democrat governor.

* The latest CBS/YouGov poll found Republican support for Trump still at historic levels, with 67 percent saying they believe Biden was not the real winner of the 2020 election.

* According to McLaughlin & Associates, voters nationwide would prefer Trump over Kamala Harris 49 to 45 percent in 2024.

All this is after Biden has been office just over 100 days.

So why was there such resistance to looking at the election? As Mr. Root points out, “You’ve heard of jury nullification. This was simply a case of Trump nullification.” Some judges just hated Trump. Others feared for their lives and careers if they waded into the election issue, and even what it might mean to their families in this time of “cancel culture.” I would add that many judges adamantly did not want the judiciary to be involved (even though it was their job).

And those who don’t want the election results examined are digging in, hard. (That in itself is suspicious.) Last week we reported on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, who run the elections there and are infuriated that anyone wants to look at what happened. Now according to THE EPOCH TIMES in a premium story, an attorney representing Maricopa County has sent a letter to Arizona state Sen. Karen Fann, formally demanding the preservation of all documents relating to the county’s audit of the 2020 election, with the implication that they might sue for defamation.

I’d imagine it’s already incumbent upon the Senate to preserve all those documents, but this letter makes it all seem sooooo much more dramatic.

It calls for them to preserve all communications between Fann and other officials “and any other member of the Senate or their staffs...and between you and your agents, including, but not limited to, Ken Bennett, Cyber Ninjas, CyFir, WakeTSI, and those firms’ various owners, officers, employees, agents, subcontractors or volunteers.”

The letter comes in response to Fann’s May 13 letter to the Board saying that a subcontractor for the audit had discovered that the entire database directory for one of the machines had been deleted. Although CNN and AP reported that the auditor, Ben Cotton, had backtracked from this allegation, Cotton later wrote to THE EPOCH TIMES saying that the directory had indeed been deleted, but that he had been able to recover it. In other words, he stands by his assertion, and so does Sen. Fann.

In other news, you might recall that last December, the Dominion Voting Systems CEO, John Poulos, swore up and down that Dominion voting machines are not connected to the Internet. But he did say that in some places they use “cellular modems” to transmit their results after hours. According to the DETROIT FREE PRESS, Poulos testified that “in some jurisdictions...cellular modems are used for very brief periods, after the polls are closed, to transmit unofficial results from the precincts to the county headquarters.” He also admitted under questioning that if there were Internet conductivity, it could pose a potential risk of hacking.

And now, sure enough, according to a letter sent by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, they believe Dominion voting machines in Michigan use “modem transmission features” and “do not match the EAC-certified system configuration.”

According to a report in NATIONAL FILE, the EAC is an independent governmental agency created by the Help America Vote Act of 2002, created in part to provide information and resources regarding election administration throughout the country. As they wrote to Rep. Posey: “Dominion has not applied through EAC for certification of a voting system configuration that includes modem transmission, so if Michigan’s Dominion systems use modem 4 transmission, their systems do not match the EAC-certified system configuration.” But apparently Michigan certified them, anyway, in accordance with their state law.

The Michigan House blocked three amendments put forward by Rep. Posey, so they never got to the floor:

1) prohibiting voting machines from being connected to the Internet

2) requiring election hardware and software to be American made, and

3) ensuring that election machines are fully auditable and that election officials could no longer deny audits due to propriety software or hardware issues.

Why wouldn’t everyone see the problem with voting machines being connected to the Internet? In hindsight, it’s easy to see that all of these provisions –- especially #1 –- should have gotten a vote, and the fact that they didn’t raises some big questions.

A month before the election, on October 2, in a letter to the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission; along with 30 academics, security experts and election integrity experts –- including a computer science professor at the University of Michigan --- expressed “grave concerns” about this technology. They said election results would be vulnerable to hacking and also that election machines might be infected by malware.

“In short, they can wreak havoc on an election,’ the letter actually said.

Apparently, connecting to public networks EVEN BRIEFLY can open the system to attacks “that could impact current or future election results,” it said.

“The convenience of transmitting vote totals online does not outweigh the need of the American people to be assured their votes will be accurately transmitted and counted.”

Moving on, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs went on MSNBC and spoke about working with “a bipartisan group of secretaries of state who are very closely watching what’s happening in Arizona to make sure it doesn’t happen in their states.” Why, I’d use the word “conspiracy” if I didn’t think it might get me canceled…

Finally, as reported in another EPOCH TIMES premium story, Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero ruled to unseal the actual absentee ballots stored in Fulton County. Yes, petitioners will get to look at them, and the judge will issue protocols for a fresh scanning of the ballots. “That seems to be something [the petitioners] have the authority and right to do,” he said. Thank you, Judge Amero.

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No? Ya don't say? Enough of the conspiracy theory rhetoric please...

(Just kidding)

Makes you wonder how much longer this will continue before the election is either redone or overturned. Although, is that possible?


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Election fraud bombshell stuns nation – Zuckerberg guilty

Dark Money. Citizens United. The Koch Brothers. Remember when Democrats used to decry the corrupting influence of corporate money in politics?

“Today, the Supreme Court kept open the floodgates to uninhibited special interest spending in our campaigns and in our politics,” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi lamented following a 2012 Supreme Court decision to uphold Citizens United. “Their disappointing decision to uphold Citizens United deals yet another blow to a fundamental American value: that the voices of the people determine the outcome of our elections, not the checkbooks of the few.”

Nine years later, the Democrat Party is content to see American elections outsourced to “the checkbooks of the few” – so long as the checks are signed by Big Tech.



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Dominion Voting Systems blames “human error” for voting discrepancies

Dominion Voting Systems blamed “human error” for an issue in a primary election in Pennsylvania last week. The issue hit national headlines when it was revealed that tens of thousands of ballots were affected and people were left unable to cast their votes by entering them into the machines.

The story was particularly shocking because it involved Republican votes being mislabeled as Democrat votes. It was pretty disastrous for Dominion Voting Systems which insists that claims of election fraud are inaccurate. The company is so adamant that fraud did not occur that a multi-billion-dollar defamation lawsuit was filed against former New York City mayor and former personal attorney to President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, along with some Fox News anchors for suggesting otherwise.



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PA Delegation: This is the way to audit ballots

After viewing the process of a real election audit in Arizona, the delegation from Pennsylvania responded. And on Wednesday, The AZ Audit War Room tweeted this out:

“The Pennsylvania Legislative Delegation is currently meeting with Members of the Arizona Legislature to discuss election integrity in the United States.”



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[NOTE: Following is the text of an item by Mike Huckabee, posted on his Web site]

Election news: Dominion pursues MyPillow; Zuckerberg paid for control

By Mike Huckabee

As we reported in February, Dominion Voting Systems is suing Mike Lindell and MyPillow for $1.3 billion for defamation. Now, in a new filing, Dominion is focused on going after the company itself –- deeper pockets, of course –- by arguing that MyPillow is liable for Mike Lindell’s allegations about them.

I’m not a lawyer, but it seems to me that Lindell was speaking very much as an individual when he made allegations about the lack of security surrounding the Dominion voting machines. He’s definitely a man on a mission, and I’m not talking about the mission of selling pillows, sheets and mattress toppers. Yet Dominion is arguing that this is really just about selling lots of bedding –- that Lindell has been waging a “defamatory marketing campaign” in his capacity as “the MyPillow guy.” They say he’s “integrating bogus election fraud claims with an extensive marketing campaign for the pillow company.” They couldn't be more wrong.

They point to his online store, in which he uses promo codes such as “FightForTrump.” My thought is that if Lindell is appealing to his right-wing clientele, it’s because he’s had to say goodbye to just about all of his other clientele over the election issue. I would assume that conservative Trump-supporters are pretty much all he’s got left.

“The law is clear that corporations can be held liable for the defamatory statements their employees make within the scope of their employment and furtherance of the company’s business,” their attorneys wrote. They argued that a jury could infer that Lindell was acting as the company’s agent and “exploited lies about Dominion to market MyPillow products.”

Lindell, however, had already claimed to have lost tens of millions of dollars in retail partnerships. Recall that major retailers such as Bed, Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s discontinued his products. MyPillow has also said in its own defense that Lindell sincerely believed his claims.

Lindell had asked the judge in the case, U.S. District Judge Carl John Richards, to dismiss Dominion’s lawsuit against him. But with this latest filing, Dominion is now asking him to move their suit forward.

What has bothered me about Dominion, and still does, is that they insist they have “publicly available facts and evidence” disproving the claims against them, and that the statements against Dominion have been “rebutted by the evidence,” while refusing to turn such evidence over to auditors. For example, they continue to withhold the administrative passwords for the machines used in Maricopa County, Arizona, to those who are currently conducting the audit there. My understanding is that these passwords would enable auditors to thoroughly investigate whether or not the machines are hackable and might have contributed to a rigged election. Dominion is trying to have it both ways: deny the charges but withhold their evidence.

It’s challenging to find stories in the news about Lindell and his claims that don’t dismiss them out of hand and call them false and “debunked.” To date, no one has debunked them. If you read this story in BUSINESS INSIDER, keep in mind that there’s some editorializing, such as the statement that “Lindell has continued to levy falsehoods against Dominion in interviews and rallies.” The accuracy of Lindell’s claims is yet to be determined. So, who’s defaming whom?

In other election fraud news, RealClearInvestigations has a detailed expose about how Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan paid $350 million to a progressive group called the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), which, in turn, distributed those millions to cities and towns across America and worked with election officials to conduct their elections just so. We’ve previously reported on the use of this money to pay for unsupervised ballot dropboxes in locations chosen by CTCL, but this article reveals other ways in which they were involved. It’s long, but worth your time.

According to the story by Stephen Miller, “In exchange for the money, elections divisions agreed to conduct their elections according to conditions set out by the CTCL, which is led by members of the New Organizing Institute, a training center for progressive groups and Democratic campaigns.”

A partner with CTCL, the Center for Civic Design, actually helped design absentee ballot forms and instructions, crafted voter registration letters for felons, and tested automatic voter registration systems. In Michigan, they worked alongside “progressive activist groups.” In Georgia (yes, Georgia) and Utah, they worked directly with elections offices.

This type of funding has apparently never been done before. Does anyone see a problem here?

It gets worse. Even Facebook got into the act, producing a webinar and guide to help election officials engage voters, specifically targeting low-income people and minorities, “helping Democratic candidates win key spots all over the U.S.”

According to court documents filed by the conservative law firm the Thomas More Society, the CTCL allowed election officials in Green Bay, Wisconsin, to use the grant money to buy vehicles to transport “voter navigators,” who were used to “assist” voters at their front doors, answering questions and witnessing ballot signatures. They also “cured” absentee ballots that lacked signatures, addresses, etc.

In Georgia, agents from CTCL trained poll workers. I can’t help wondering if they trained the small team of ballot tabulators who stayed behind in the State Farm Arena in Fulton County late on Election Night after other workers, including the poll watchers, had been dismissed over a bogus water leak. Hadn’t their “training” included the fact that they weren’t supposed to count votes without supervision?

The infuriating examples go on and on. Erick Kaardal, a lawyer with the Thomas More Society, says, “It was a pay-to-play scheme, where in exchange for taking this money, the CTCL gets to tell them how to run the election. And it’ll happen again in 2022.”

This use of private funds to control how elections are run has got to be stopped –- now. State legislatures will have to pass laws to stop it, because in the absence of such laws, some judges are enabling it to continue. For example, in Texas of all places, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant III, an Obama appointee, ruled in favor of this kind of funding, and apparently his stance is typical. He said, “Ultimately, plaintiffs complain that people with different political views will lawfully exercise their right to vote. That is not a harm. That is democracy.”

Wrong. The practice he ruled in favor of is HARMING DEMOCRACY.