Trump Praises Arizona Republicans Spearheading Election Audit at Rally

BY RICK MORAN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/07/25/trump-praises-arizona-republicans-spearheading-election-audit-at-rally-n1464567;

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More than 5,000 enthusiastic Trump supporters showed up at the Arizona Federal Theater in Phoenix on Saturday afternoon at a “Protect Our Elections” rally featuring former President Donald Trump and several candidates looking to run for senator and governor.

They came seeking Trump’s blessing and support. Supporters came to hear Trump. The media came to belittle Trump supporters and hear the former president insist that the 2020 presidential election was riddled with fraud.

Everyone who came got pretty much what they wanted.

Politico:

The Republican-controlled Maricopa County government has strongly opposed the review conducted by a company called Cyber Ninjas, whose founder has backed Trump’s claims of a stolen election.

Trump repeatedly praised the efforts of the Arizona Senate’s audit, as he has done previously in a stream of press releases issued from his private post-presidency residence in Mar-a-Lago. “You’ve created a movement all over the country,” Trump said.

The audit has split Arizona Republicans at a time when the incumbent Democratic, Sen. Mark Kelly, is a prime target of the national party and is extremely vulnerable. Trump poured a little gasoline on the fire when he went after Governor Doug Ducey for his lukewarm support of the former president’s fraud claims.

In lengthy diatribes on his loss, he blamed Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, former Vice President Mike Pence and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, while defending the actions of his former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

“Like it or not we are becoming a Communist county,” he said, targeting the media over its coverage of Biden and his son, Hunter, during the election.

Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward came in for some effusive praise from the former president.

“Republican Party Chairwoman — somebody that has tremendous courage,” Trump said of Ward.

“She’s really a fighter and she fights your governor who doesn’t do a damn thing,” Trump said, referring to Ducey. 

Trump then attacked Ducey for not being “very popular” at rallies.

Ward, who ran for Senate unsuccessfully twice, is running for the Senate in 2022. Trump’s support would make her a formidable primary candidate in what’s shaping up to be a crowded field.

Trump repeated many of the claims made by the auditors about the results in Maricopa County.

AZCentral:

Among them was the claim that “74,000 mail-in ballots were counted with no clear record of them being sent,” he said. “Nobody knows where the hell they are.”

But county elections officials have said the claim is rooted in misinformation.

They say the Cyber Ninjas, the Senate’s auditors, did not understand the way early ballots are tracked. The county keeps two files that must record returned ballots at different points in time. These votes are later are combined into one “voted file” document. Anyone looking at just one of those files would not get the full picture.

Trump went after those pushing transexual rights, alluding to his desire to coach a team made up entirely of trans athletes. The crowd loved it.

He even speculated about NBA superstar LeBron James transitioning and playing women’s basketball.

In case the national media was wondering, Trump is still popular, he still has the power to make or break a candidate, and he still thinks the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him.

Health Ranger exposes planned takedown of America, ending in martial law, halted elections and Holocaust-level mass extermination via spike protein injections

BY MIKE ADAMS

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-07-16-health-ranger-exposes-planned-takedown-of-america-ending-in-military-martial-law.html;

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(Natural News) A nefarious plan is underway to place America under a military dictatorship, halt the mid-term elections and unleash armed soldiers to go door-to-door, confiscating guns and forcing vaccines on the American people to achieve Holocaust-level mass extermination.

That plan follows a specific series of events that all orbit around the concept of “planned chaos.” The steps to achieve this chaos are already well underway.

The more chaos the anti-American Marxists can unleash, the more they can assert power and control over the nation to achieve their ultimate goal: The mass extermination of hundreds of millions of Americans and the complete takedown of the United States of America as a sovereign nation.

How the anti-American globalists hope their plan will unfold

High-level officials in the Pentagon (Gen. Milley, Gen. Austin, etc.) are all-in with this plan, as are Biden regime officials who answer to the CCP. The corporate media is pushing all the required narratives (race hatred, anti-white bigotry, covid hysteria, etc.) in order to create the necessary mental state that can be triggered into an eruption like what we’re seeing right now in South Africa.

In today’s Situation Update, below, I walk through the steps of this plan and how they plan to achieve all this within the next 18 months.

Some of the highlights of this plan:

  • Pushing mandatory vaccines for workers at critical infrastructure installations in order to achieve a mass die-off, resulting in failed power plants, water plants, food production, transportation, first responders and other elements that keep society functioning.
  • Why, according to doctors who are spreading the alarm, we may already be looking at 92 million dead Americans in the next few years, stemming from vaccine-induced vascular and neurological damage (micro blood clots, heart failure, etc.).
  • How vaccines perpetuate the pandemic by making people more vulnerable to infections from covid variants (such as Delta). New research shows that natural immunity halts the pandemic, but vaccines keep it going.
  • Once critical infrastructure is taken down, America’s cities fall into anarchy, with widespread looting, murder, rape and total chaos. The police will be powerless to stop it. Democrats defunded the police as part of the plan to roll this out.
  • Many cities will become “death traps” without food, water, fuel or electrical power. Very quickly, a mass exodus of violent looters will stream out of the cities, ransacking suburbs and rural areas in search of food and shelter. As we see in South Africa, these violent looters can only be stopped through the application of coordinated civilian firepower.
  • Rural communities will need to rely on civilian security forces working hand-in-hand with local law enforcement (Sheriff’s offices, typically) to engage and halt the violent looting mobs, most of which will consist of individuals who have been brain damaged by micro blood clots caused by covid vaccines. The zombie apocalypse is about to become reality.
  • As this chaos is intentionally unleashed, the illegitimate Biden regime will illegally deploy U.S. troops against the American people while suspending the U.S. Constitution by decree, then confiscating firearms from any civilians they can manage to threaten. This will of course result in fierce resistance across the USA, and probably a civil war inside the military itself.
  • Upon the urging of the CCP, Biden will call for UN “humanitarian missions” to allow communist Chinese PLA troops to physically invade and occupy the United States, claiming to be distributing food. In reality, this is the invasion of America that Obama has long planned and will be carried out by proxy, through Biden who is both a puppet of Obama and of China. (Communist Chinese forces will enter the U.S. by land, through both the Southern and Northern borders.)
  • As these efforts ramp up, states and entire regions will push for secession from the failed federal government, and this will set off extreme conflict between the anti-American Biden criminals in D.C. vs. the pro-America states like Texas, Florida, Arizona and others.

People who wish to survive all this must plan for the following reality to occur. Those who fail to plan may find themselves dead:

  • Extended power grid failures, perhaps lasting up to a year in certain areas. Note that cryptocurrencies will be useless in this scenario, so have additional backup plans in place for physical assets (such as silver).
  • The total collapse of food deliveries to local grocery stores. Emergency food supplies must be able to sustain you for a year or more.
  • The complete wipeout of ammunition supplies, firearms and gun parts. You will have to survive on what you already have.
  • The unleashing of the U.S. military against the American people in an act of total betrayal and treason against the United States of America.
  • The timed, engineered collapse of the fiat currency debt bomb, which will instantly halt all food stamps and financial transactions, plunging America into Third World status almost overnight. Those left holding useless cash will see their savings completely wiped out. The dollar’s demise will be timed to achieve the maximum chaos effect.
  • The attempted total takedown of the internet, with exceptions being granted to certain controlled websites that are deemed “essential” such as Facebook, Google, Twitter and other platforms controlled by globalists and the CCP. With the power grid down in many areas, internet access will be pointless for most people.
  • The shutdown of all financial transactions and banking operations, for some amount of time, to worsen the collapse. This means there will be no functioning method to purchase food, fuel, parts, services, etc. Locally, the economy will revert to barter and precious metals.
  • The rise of demonic entities taking physical form as Satan’s war against humanity shifts into his “end game” configuration. Skinwalkers, demons, demonic possession and other similar phenomena will become commonplace. This is ultimately a supernatural war.

Will the globalists succeed in all this?

If their current course is not stopped, then YES, all this will come true. If they can be stopped soon, much of this can be averted, but there currently seems to be a near-zero willingness by anyone in a position of power to sound the alarm and halt this genocidal war on humanity that has already been unleashed.

This is not a drill. Prepare not for the worst chapter of human history to unfold over the next 18 months or so unless the Biden / Fauci fascists can be stopped.

Full details here:

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Here’s a short, 9-minute summary of how the Biden regime is targeting personnel working at infrastructure sites with vaccine extermination, as a way to achieve mass killings to compromise the functioning of society:

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Probe into Arizona Audit of 2020 Election “Big Lie”

Panicked Democrats attempt to discredit Cyber Ninjas group tasked with executing technical side of Maricopa County's forensic audit.

BY JAMIE WHITE

SEE: https://www.infowars.com/posts/unconstitutional-house-democrats-launch-probe-into-arizona-audit-of-2020-election-big-lie/;

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U.S. House Democrats launched a partisan investigation into Arizona’s forensic audit of the 2020 presidential election, accusing the state’s Republican-led Senate of pushing “the big lie” of voter fraud allegations.

House Oversight Committee Democrats, led by Chairman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), penned a letter Wednesday to the CEO of software security company Cyber Ninjas – the group handling the technical side of the audit – demanding answers about their methodology.

“We are writing to request information about Cyber Ninjas’ participation in an ‘audit’ of nearly 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County, Arizona, in the 2020 election,” the committee wrote.

“We are concerned about your company’s role in this highly unusual effort, given Cyber Ninjas’ apparent lack of experience in conducting election-related audits; reports that the company engaged in sloppy and insecure audit practices that compromised the integrity of ballots and voting equipment and were questioned by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ); and evidence that you and other individuals funding the audit have sought to advance the ‘big lie’ of debunked voter fraud allegations in the November 2020 presidential election.”

This comes after Arizona Senate Leader Karen Fann warned Tuesday that the audit findings set to be released in days will show that the official ballot totals of the 2020 Maricopa County election don’t match with the totals found by the Senate auditors.

“They haven’t released a number yet, if you will, however, we do know that those numbers do not match with Maricopa County at this point,” Fann told The Mike Broomhead Show.

This move by the oversight committee could potentially violate Article I, Section 4, Clause 1 of the United States Constitution, which states that the power to oversee elections is granted exclusively to state legislatures within those states.

However, Congress may make alterations to the federal election laws followed by the states, but in this instance, that doesn’t include how states conduct election audits.

Department of Justice Attorney General Merrick Garland also appeared to violate the constitution by sending a similar letter to the Arizona Senate president alleging ballot insecurity “potential voter intimidation,” citing only media reports.

This is just another step in Joe Biden and the Democrats’ full-blown damage control effort to prevent more audits from taking place in states like Pennsylvania and Georgia, where calls for audits into the 2020 election are gaining momentum.

Read the Dems’ letter to the Cyber Ninjas:

 

Racist ATLANTA Mayor: Keisha Lance Bottoms

13th in a series.

BY DANIEL GREENFIELD

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/07/racist-mayor-keisha-lance-bottoms-daniel-greenfield/;

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Editor's note: This is the 13th part in Frontpage Mag's series on Racist Mayors. (See previous parts below this article). Stay tuned for more installments.

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms became the mayor of Atlanta by 759 votes by accusing her opponent of racism for exposing voter fraud.

Mary Norwood of Buckhead, who had lost the mayoral election against Bottoms' corrupt predecessor, Mohammed Kasim Reed, by 714 votes, had described how Democrats steal elections by bringing in “thugs” and pay people to vote.

Bottoms claimed that the word “thugs” was racist.

Even after winning by a margin suspiciously similar to that of Reed, who had endorsed her, Bottoms went on complaining about racism, and claiming that being accused of corruption was racist and “it was still shocking to me in Atlanta. I thought that we were way beyond that”.

After George Floyd’s overdose death while in police custody, Bottoms showed up on Oprah and told the racist billionaire celebrity "My mother recently said to me that this America didn't feel like 1965 to her. It felt like something before 1965.” A black mayor in a city with an uninterrupted string of them for generations was claiming that segregation was back.

When Rayshard Brooks, who had an extensive criminal record, was shot after struggling with police, Mayor Bottoms wasted no time with a press conference a few days later that falsely claimed, “we saw the murder of Rayshard Brooks” and cracked down on Atlanta police.

Bottoms played the race card, describing his death as "so personal to so many people of color."

"That could have been any one of us," the Atlanta politician, and daughter of the R&B singer behind "Monkey Time" who used to open for the Beatles, claimed. Keisha Lance Bottoms spent years growing up in England and then back home in upscale Collier Heights until her father, Major Lance, who had sold millions of records, got addicted to cocaine and wrecked the family.

The “us” rings hollow coming from the daughter of a superstar who had spent time studying at Cambridge University. Much as it did from Barack Obama and still does from Kamala Harris.

But when she was running for office, Bottoms hit Mary Norwood with an attack ad for not “immediately” agreeing that racial profiling existed, sneering, “Mary and I live very different lives” and falsely claiming that the police were endangering the lives of her three sons.

“I live in southwest Atlanta,” Bottoms declared, neglecting to mention that she lives in a massive 5,000 square foot mansion in a neighborhood described by real estate agents as “upscale” and “prestigious” that’s a far cry from the modest rundown home of her grandparents where she stages interviews to act like she can relate to her poor black constituents.

While Bottoms enjoys her mansion, she’s pushing for an end to single-family zoning.

The Democrat campaign to urbanize Atlanta suburbs and other suburbs across the country is meant to shatter middle-class communities transforming homeowners into renters. That won’t affect Bottoms’ mansion, but it’s another reason why Buckhead is fighting to escape Atlanta.

Destroying Atlanta’s black and white middle class by eliminating homeowners would kill what’s left of the city’s civic culture and allow the Democrats a tighter grip on power. Even as they are finishing up destroying the cities, the Democrats are moving to wreck the suburbs.

Mayor Bottoms has overseen another burning of Atlanta while hiding behind racism smears. Atlanta’s new mayor, like other inauthentic Democrat elites, is adept at playing the race card.

The death of Brooks led to another in a series of BLM riots and the site of the Wendy’s became the epicenter of a lawless zone occupied by criminals. BLM barricades were used to confront drivers who faced a choice between being terrorized or driving through the mob.

Those who drove through the mob went to jail.

In one of the cars was an 8-year-old girl named Secoriea Turner. As the car tried to turn around, the men at the BLM barricades opened fire killing the little girl.

"They say Black Lives Matter. You killed your own this time," Secoriea's father said. "You killed my baby because she crossed a barrier and made a U-turn? She's a child. She didn't do nothing to nobody."

It was July 4th. That weekend, 31 people were shot in Atlanta. The violence was so extreme that Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency and sent out the Georgia National Guard.

The lawyer for Julian Conley, one of the alleged gunmen, claimed that he was just "peacefully protesting".

Secoriea's family sued Mayor Bottoms, along with other city officials, for having "negligently performed their ministerial duties relating to the protection of the public’s health and safety, by omitting to act and clear the area of the barricade and the violent armed civilians that surrounded it." The officer wrongly fired over Brooks' death also sued Bottoms.

Bottoms began her rise through the political ranks as a speechwriter for Attorney General  Thurbert Baker. The first black Democrat AG in the state, despite having a partisan agenda on ObamaCare and redistricting, was popular because he was tough on crime. Three strikes weren’t good enough for Baker: he championed “Two Strikes and You’re Out”, electrocuting criminals, and advocated abolishing parole. Bottoms however championed criminals.

When Black Lives Matter racists took to the street demanding police defunding, Bottoms claimed that she had already been defunding the police for years. Atlanta jails were going to be shut down and turned into community centers. Police defunding, like all pro-crime policies, always gets results and it was no different in Atlanta where murders shot up 60%

After the BLM riots, the chances of being murdered in Chicago and Atlanta were the same.

Shootings went up 51%, while rapes and aggravated assaults rose by double digits after arrests dropped by over 40%. As the violence spun out of control, the suburb of Buckhead announced that it was planning to secede from a city that was hitting rock bottom under Mayor Bottoms.

As Atlanta burned, Bottoms reversed course from talking police defunding to hiring 250 more cops. Councilman Michael Julian Bond, who is black, blamed Bottoms for anti-police moves. “Everybody watches the news and that includes the criminals. So if they know Atlanta is perceived to be soft on crime, they are going to come to Atlanta to cut up."

And Mayor Bottoms decided to blame Gov. Kemp and Republicans for reopening the state along with "systemic issues of gun violence" and people with "mental illness" buying guns.

It was the latest in a series of desperate excuses in which Bottoms tried to blame everyone else.

The same gun laws, a typical Bottoms excuse, were there in 2019. And Atlanta’s crime wave began with the BLM riots, not with the reopening of the state. Secoriea Turner, as her family’s lawsuit testifies, was not murdered because of mental illness or gun laws, but because Bottoms turned over Atlanta to criminals in the hopes of moving up the political ladder of the Democrats.

Her hopes have been dashed.

Once touted as a potential Veep pick for Biden, Bottoms is not even running for reelection. But Kasim Reed, her predecessor, is thinking of making a comeback.

As Buckhead, the home of Mary Norwood, ponders secession, it may become impossible for anyone except the same old mafia to win Atlanta. But Norwood’s narrow losses and the allegations of corruption will make it just as urgent for Bottoms’ successor to cry racism.

Bottoms ran a racially charged campaign to dissuade black voters, some of whom were thinking of voting for Norwood. Before the election, voters across Atlanta received a call telling them, "Keep Atlanta black. Vote Keisha Lance Bottoms.” Bottoms denied any involvement.

Growing up, Bottoms described a world in which she believed that there were no white people in America. One magazine article described her surprise "as a preschooler at seeing a white woman working at a grocery store. Up to then, she’d thought only black people lived in the United States. England was for whites." It’s doubtful that Bottoms experienced much racism, but playing the race card to distract from her privilege has been her only political gambit.

In the previous election, a black strategist described black voters saying, “‘What the [heck] has a black mayor done for me?’ They are the ones saying, ‘Let’s give white folks a chance.’”

Any Democrat candidate who succeeds Bottoms will have to race bait even harder. And hope that black voters put racism ahead of the violence in the streets and the poverty in their homes.

Previous Parts of the Series:

Part I: Chicago's Lori Lightfoot.
Part 2: LA's Eric Garcetti.
Part 3: DC's Muriel Bowser.
Part 4: KC's Quinton Lucas.
Part 5: SF's London Breed.
Part 6: Philly's Jim Kenney.
Part 7: St. Louis' Tishaura Jones.
Part 8: 
Jackson's Chokwe Antar Lumumba.
Part 9:
 Seattle's Jenny Durkan.
Part 10: 
Minneapolis’s Jacob Frey.

Part 11: Charlottesville's Nikuyah Walker.
Part 12: 
Portland’s Ted Wheeler.

HUGE: Significant Election Irregularities Exposed in Fulton County, Georgia

BY MATT MARGOLIS

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/06/17/huge-significant-election-irregularities-exposed-in-fulton-county-georgia-n1455273;

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Documents from Fulton County, Georgia, that were submitted to state officials for the election audit “highlight significant irregularities in the Atlanta area during last November’s voting, ranging from identical vote tallies repeated multiple times to large batches of absentee ballots that appear to be missing from the official ballot-scanning records,” reports Just The News.

Thousands of ballots are potentially impacted by these irregularities, suggesting they could be results-changing, as Joe Biden’s state-certified victory in the state was by fewer than 12,000 votes.

Just The News reviewed memos that included “handwritten tally sheets for all absentee ballots counted by the county as well as a private report from a contractor hired by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to monitor the Atlanta-area election process.”

The report, which chronicled seven days of problems, recorded troubling behavior like the mysterious removal of a suitcase of sensitive election data known as polls pads, used to authenticate voters.

“Learn that Rick reprogramming poll pads earlier was setting up a new precinct for SC11 because someone took the wrong suitcase but only took one,” the contractor Seven Hills Strategy wrote late on Nov. 2, the night before Election Day. “Seems to be a mystery who this person was –> Should have chain of custody paperwork!! That means that a stranger just walked out with sensitive election materials?”

The contractor also observed that sensitive election materials were left on a dock at a warehouse without supervision. “Several cases (including SC11) were just left out on the loading dock outside the warehouse,” he wrote. “Thankfully the seals were intact.”

Last month, Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero unsealed approximately 145,000 Fulton County absentee ballots from the 2020 election, approving them for an audit. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported at the time that the audit “cannot change the election results, which were certified months ago and have already been confirmed by multiple recounts. But the plaintiffs say an examination of ballots would get to the bottom of what they see as suspicious activity by election officials at State Farm Arena in November.”

Related: Arizona Officials Dispute Report Claiming a ‘Couple Hundred Thousand’ Ballots Are Missing

Lawyer Bob Cheeley, who’s leading the audit, told Just the News that the evidence he’s seen so far points to “election tabulation malpractice,” though experts and state election officials disagree on whether the evidence is proof of fraud or gross incompetence. They are, however, mostly united in the opinion that top election supervisors in Fulton County should be removed.

Just The News reviewed the Fulton County documents.

Among the problems those memos exposed:

  • More than 100 batches of absentee ballots — each containing approximately 100 or more ballots — were assigned tracking numbers before being sent to one of the five absentee vote-counting machines in Fulton County but are not subsequently recorded in the handwritten logs showing which batches were scanned and counted, raising concerns the ballots may be missing.
  • More than two dozen batches of absentee ballots were identified as having been double-scanned on the tally sheets.
  • Five sequential batches of absentee votes each appeared with the exact same vote count of 392 for Biden, 96 for President Donald Trump, and 3 for Libertarian Jo Jorgensen, a count that state officials admitted was a statistical impossibility.
  • Many control sheets for absentee ballot batches counted during the state’s audit did not check a box indicating the ballot came from a secure container, raising the possibility that ballots were stored insecurely or that multiple batches of ballots were sealed in a single container.

Fulton County’s paperwork is also so “shoddy” that one state official said it left open the possibility that fraud or misconduct occurred. “An audit is only as good as the data that’s input, and in this case, Fulton County’s records are so problematic I’m not sure a reasonable person can trust them,” the official said. “When you add in the reports of ballots magically appearing under tables or being moved out of the counting center, there are legitimate outstanding questions.”

Hypothetically speaking, if the Maricopa County, Ariz., audit and the Fulton County, Ga., audit both found enough fraud to change the results in those states, Joe Biden’s lead in the Electoral College would shrink to 279, and Trump’s Electoral College vote count would be 259—which would still not be enough to alter the results of the election. Another audit may be coming to Pennsylvania. If an audit finds results-changing fraud in Pennsylvania, which the Trump campaign alleges happened, that would mean that Trump’s true Electoral College vote total in 2020 would have been 279, to Joe Biden’s 259. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that the 2020 election would be invalidated and Trump would assume the presidency again.

“The election was lawless, six states allowed their delegates to vote by false certifications, but the [Electoral College] process happened,” explained Jenna Ellis, Trump’s former legal adviser. “The Constitution has only one process for removal of a sitting president: impeachment and conviction.”

“The best thing we can do as constitutionalists moving forward is to ensure this utter disregard for states’ election laws never happens again,” Ellis continued. “That’s why election integrity is the number one issue facing America today.”

Garland Announces DOJ Campaign Against Voter Integrity Laws

BY TYLER O'NEIL

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/06/11/garland-targets-new-laws-that-make-it-harder-to-vote-which-biden-called-jim-crow-on-steroids-n1454005;

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On Friday, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that he would use the Department of Justice (DOJ) to target “new laws that make it harder to vote,” like the Georgia law President Joe Biden called “Jim Crow on steroids.” Garland falsely claimed that courts and intelligence agencies had “refuted” 2020 election integrity concerns, suggesting that the laws to restore election integrity are based on “disinformation” and even racism.

“There has been a dramatic rise in legislative efforts that will make it harder for millions of citizens to cast a vote that counts. So far this year, at least 14 states have passed new laws that make it harder to vote, and 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,” Garland declared.

He noted that the DOJ Civil Rights Division has sent letters expressing concern that audits into the 2020 election may violate provisions of the Voting Rights Act, particularly one provision that bars intimidation of voters. He did not explain how an audit of votes already cast can intimidate voters who have already voted.

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Garland pledged to fight voter fraud, but he repeated the tired line that 2020 election integrity concerns had been “refuted.”

“As part of its mission to protect the right to vote, the Justice Department will, of course, do everything in its power to prevent election fraud and if found, to vigorously prosecute it,” the attorney general pledged. “But many of the justifications proffered in support of these post-election audits and restrictions on voting have relied on assertions of material vote fraud in the 2020 election that 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.”

While law enforcement and intelligence agencies declared that there was no evidence of widespread voter fraud, that does not amount to a refutation of election integrity concerns. In fact, Time Magazine published an astonishing story about a “cabal” and a “shadow campaign” that pulled the levers behind the scenes in the 2020 election. While the article claims these efforts aimed at preserving a free and fair election, organizations like the Center for Tech and Civic Life funneled money into blue areas of the country, boosting turnout that helped Biden prevail.

Across the country, officials loosened voter safeguards in the name of allowing people to vote amid a pandemic. The election integrity laws in various states represent efforts to ensure that only legal voters vote, to restore the status quo pre-pandemic, and to prevent the kind of “shadow campaign” Time exposed.

Yet Garland echoed the racialist rhetoric of Biden in announcing his effort to combat these laws.

“We are scrutinizing new laws that seek to curb voter access, and where we see violations, we will not hesitate to act,” Garland said, The Hill reported. “We are also scrutinizing current laws and practices in order to determine whether they discriminate against Black voters and other voters of color.”

The attorney general pledged that the DOJ would double the number of attorneys working on voting rights issues in the next 30 days. (Trump had left the department with 15 voting rights lawyers, about half the number under Obama.)

Contrary to Garland’s suggestions, voting integrity laws aim at restoring confidence in elections, not undermining it. The 2020 election involved a great deal of irregularities, from ballot drop-boxes with insecure chains of custody to the widespread mailing of mail-in ballots using outdated voter lists. Efforts to secure ballots from potential fraud are not based on disinformation or racism, but on legitimate concerns.

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Yet it seems the Biden administration is intent on not just using baseless hyperbole to condemn election integrity efforts, but on weaponizing the DOJ to find pretexts to declare election-integrity measures illegal.

 

Controversial Attorney Lin Wood, in His Own Words

BY JOHN LARABELL

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/controversial-attorney-lin-wood-in-his-own-words/;

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Lin Wood, the controversial counselor from Macon, Georgia, has pulled the Trump Train into Yemassee, South Carolina. At the junction of Hampton and Beaufort County, the old railroad town is now home to one of the most audacious attorneys in the world.

Zoe Warren of The Standard SC had an opportunity to visit Lin at his home, Tomotley, one of three properties spanning approximately 1,800 acres that he has recently purchased. He interviewed Wood to provide South Carolinians who have not had a face-to-face with him a chance to hear his answers to several accusations that leveled against him since he entered the race for South Carolina GOP Chairman. This is Lin Wood, the man, addressing the truth in his words — the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Arizona Senate receives letter from DOJ questioning the election audit

Rumble — After numerous lawsuits and complaints, the Arizona Senate has prevailed and is moving ahead with their full forensic audit. However, that has not stopped Democrat special interests groups from appealing to the Department of Justice to try to intervene.

The Department of Justice wrote to the Arizona Senate expressing concerns over the audit. OAN's Christina Bobb spoke with Arizona Sen. Sonny Borrelli about the senate's response.

Nunes: Biden DOJ effort to halt Arizona ballot audit is frightening

Rumble — California Rep. Devin Nunes says it's frightening that Joe Biden's DOJ is getting involved to stop Arizona's Maricopa County ballot audit. One America's John Hines has more from Tulare, California.

Whistleblower: Dominion Rigged 2020 Election~Biden’s DOJ Moves to Interfere the Maricopa County Election Audit

Rumble — Alex Newman interviews Melissa Carone, a whistleblower and former employee from Dominion. She discusses her observation of several counts of fraud in the 2020 election, including how she overheard her manager discuss fraudulently filling out ballots on Election Night. Carone notes how the media attempted to discredit her allegations and how Dominion tried to silence her. Carone calls for conducting audits in the states where election fraud may have occurred, and she states that Americans cannot wait until 2024. Lastly, Carone discusses her run for Michigan state representative.

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Arizona Audit official shocked county supervisors

Rumble — Officials at the Ariz. election audit are expressing shock and concern over the Maricopa County's' response to their request for the administrative password to the dominion machines. One America's Christina Bobb spoke with the director of Audit USA and has more from Phoenix.

Arizona Senate spokesman Ken Bennett discusses Maricopa County voting machines

Rumble — Officials in Maricopa County, Arizona were allegedly forced to acknowledge they did not have any control over the voting machines during the 2020 elections. One America's Christina Bobb spoke with Senate spokesman Ken Bennett to get the details.

WOAH: Biden's DOJ Moves to Interfere the Maricopa County Election Audit

BY MATT MARGOLIS

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/05/07/woah-bidens-doj-is-trying-to-stop-the-maricopa-county-election-audit-n1445422;

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Joe Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) is trying to stop the 2020 election audit in Maricopa County, Arizona, according to a report from the Washington Post.

In a letter to the president of the Arizona State Senate, Pamela S. Karlan, the head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division, suggested that the recount is illegal.

“We have a concern that Maricopa County election records, which are required by federal law to be retained and preserved, are no longer under the ultimate control of elections officials, are not being adequately safeguarded by contractors, and are at risk of damage or loss,” Karlan wrote.

The Maricopa County Audit’s official Twitter account called the claims baseless.

Karlan also asked whether a plan by the private contractor hired to run the audit to interview voters to verify whether they cast ballots in the election as indicated by county records could “violate” federal laws prohibiting voter intimidation.

Arizona Senate’s liaison for the audit, former Republican Secretary of State Ken Bennett, disputes the need for federal involvement and says that Cyber Ninjas, the Florida-based private contractor hired to lead the audit, hasn’t started interviewing voters but said the company has pledged to do nothing that would constitute intimidation.

“This is a matter between the Arizona Senate and Maricopa County,” Bennett said. “We don’t see any grounds for anyone else to intervene.”

The Audit’s Twitter account tweeted late Wednesday, “Arizona has the authority to conduct this audit without interference from the Feds!”

 

Trump Allies Launch the Election Integrity Alliance to ‘Combat Election Fraud’

ELECTION INTEGRITY ALLIANCE: 

https://www.eip-ca.com/usa/index.html

BY MATT MARGOLIS

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/05/05/trump-allies-launch-the-election-integrity-alliance-to-combat-election-fraud-n1444687;

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On Wednesday, American Greatness Fund, a pro-Trump nonprofit group, will officially launch the Election Integrity Alliance, which will “unite groups and efforts across the nation focused on combating election fraud and will build solutions and provide resources to state legislators and the public on challenges to free and fair elections.” The organization will be a “centralized hub that gives tools to enact meaningful change for the American people.”

“The Election Integrity Alliance’s National Board is comprised of individuals who have fought for election integrity at great personal risk and who are champions for free and fair elections,” the organization said in a statement.

Jenna Ellis, attorney and former counsel to President Trump, will serve as chairwoman of the board. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and former Trump adviser Peter Navarro will serve as honorary co-chairmen. National board members include retired New York police commissioner Bernie Kerik, former deputy assistant for strategy to President Trump Sebastian Gorka, attorney and constitutional law professor Michael Donnelly, and former Trump legal team special assistant Mirna Tarraf.

Jenna Ellis recently challenged embattled congresswoman Liz Cheney to a debate on election integrity. “Election officials in at least six states violated the law in the administration of the 2020 election. That’s called cheating,” she said.

In March, a Michigan judge ruled that Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, broke state law when she unilaterally changed election rules concerning absentee balloting in the 2020 election—legitimizing a key claim made by the Trump legal team in its challenges to the 2020 election. An audit of the vote in Maricopa County, Ariz., is currently underway.

“Free and fair elections are the foundation of a civil government that has power only by consent of the governed,” the group says on its website. “In our system, We The People select and prefer individuals from among ourselves to govern us at all levels, and no individual or party has the right by conquest, heritage, corruption, or fraud to assume power.”

“Only through election integrity can our American government operate according to its limited and legitimate role in civil society,” the statement continued. “America is built on the recognition that our individual rights are God-given and pre-political. The only legitimate purpose of civil government is to preserve and protect those rights which are essential to liberty and justice for all.”

Election integrity, they say, “should be a non-partisan, wholly American value.” The Election Integrity Alliance hopes to “support Congress, the state legislatures, and the voters and together, continue building a more perfect Union.”

Mike Lindell Tackles Election Fraud

Rumble — With the Arizona audit underway, similar reports of election interference continue to pour in from across the country. One America’s Pearson Sharp sat down with MyPillow founder and CEO Mike Lindell, who says they already have enough evidence to prove our nation’s voting systems were tampered with.

The Real Story-OANN: Biden Demands Passing of H.R. 1~calls JANUARY 6, 2021 Capitol storming “worst attack on our democracy since Civil War”

Rumble — If you care about election integrity if you don't support H.R.1 well Joe Biden has a word to describe you. No, not deplorable, or irredeemable, but actually you're an insurrectionist.

Sane people remind Biden of 9/11 after he calls Capitol storming ‘worst attack on our democracy since Civil War

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/05/sane-people-remind-biden-of-9-11-after-he-calls-capitol-storming-worst-attack-on-our-democracy-since-civil-war;

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Biden is rightly being ridiculed for this ridiculous statement, but make no mistake: beyond the silliness and hysteria is an insidious agenda. Biden’s handlers mean to stigmatize, demonize and silence all dissent from their far-left agenda. Wildly exaggerating what happened on January 6, and the concomitant “white supremacist agenda,” is in service of that agenda.

“‘What about 9/11?’ Twitter ridicules Joe Biden after he calls Capitol storming the ‘worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War’ in first address to Congress,” by Katelyn Caralle, Daily Mail, April 29, 2021:

Joe Biden said during his first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday evening that the Capitol storming on January 6 was the ‘worst attack’ on democracy since the Civil War.

The claim immediately led to major backlash, especially from those on right-wing Twitter, who pointed to a slew of other tragedies in America between the 1860s and 2021 – like the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack, Pearl Harbor, presidential assassinations and others.

‘January 6 was worse than 9/11? Or Pearl Harbor?’ Glenn Greenwald, a journalist and former attorney wrote in a Twitter thread.

‘Or the Oklahoma City bombing? Or the dismantling of civil liberties in the name of the Cold War and War on Terror? Or the mass surveillance program secretly and illegally implemented by NSA aimed at US citzens (sic)?’ he continued, calling the president a ‘drama queen’ for hyperbolizing the January 6 riots.

‘How about the War on Drugs, mass incarceration and Jim Crow?’ Greenwald quipped. ‘Were those worse ‘attacks on democracy’ than the 3-hour Capitol riot on Jan. 6?’

‘The assassination of JFK? The interference in domestic politics by the CIA? The list of worse attacks than Jan. 6 is endless,’ he concluded.

‘Worst attack on our Democracy since the Civil War? Not 9/11? Not Pearl Harbor???’ Trump advisor Jason Miller tweeted Wednesday.

At the top of Biden’s speech, the president lamented the situation he inherited from Donald Trump when he was inaugurated on January 20.

‘As I stand here tonight — just one day shy of the 100th day of my administration. 100 days since I took the oath of office, lifted my hand off our family Bible, and inherited a nation in crisis,’ Biden said.

He then listed: ‘The worst pandemic in a century. The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.’

‘Now, after just 100 days, I can report to the nation: America is on the move again,’ he said, dubbing himself the fixer of all the aforementioned issues. ‘Turning peril into possibility. Crisis into opportunity. Setback into strength.

‘Life can knock us down,’ Biden said. ‘But in America, we never stay down. In America, we always get up. And today, that’s what we’re doing: America is rising anew.’

‘After 100 Days of rescue and renewal, America is ready for takeoff,’ he continued.

‘100 days ago, America’s house was on fire. We had to act.’…

ACTION ALERT: June 8th Vote To Rid Mississippi of a Corrupt Communist Mayor

BY RENEE NAL

SEE: https://rairfoundation.com/action-alert-june-8th-vote-to-rid-mississippi-of-a-corrupt-communist-mayor/;

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Crime is rampant, the homicide rate has exploded to record levels, and the water is unsafe.

Like his father, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is a communist, which is precisely why Jackson, Mississippi is a crime-ridden, mismanaged, corrupt mess. Crime is rampant, the homicide rate has exploded to record levels, and the water is unsafe.

Lumumba became mayor in 2017, winning 93% of the vote. He has repeatedly bragged that he will make Jackson the “most radical city on the planet.”

Jackson’s current mayor has deep ties to the Marxist-Leninist / Maoist Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO). He is also connected to the Marxist-Leninist Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), according author and filmmaker Trevor Loudon, an expert on communist infiltration.

Chokwe Lumumba, The Revolutionary Father

In 2009, Lumumba’s father, who named himself Chokwe Lumumba, was elected Jackson City Councilman. He was also elected as Mayor of Jackson for a short period before his death in 2014.

The elder Lumumba was a known Marxist Revolutionary and radical attorney, who changed his name from Edwin Taliaferro to Chokwe Lumumba after the “Chokwe ethnic group of Central Africa and the Congolese revolutionary Patrice Lumumba.” A very influential school for Marxists was also named after Patrice Lumumba, which was “founded to help spread the gospel of communism in the developing world.”

The Elder Chokwe Lumumba

Lumumba campaigned for a separate black nation within America, a communist strategy known as the Jackson-Kush Plan. This vision was a step towards global revolution.

“We have to abandon the traditional models of how we develop our cities,” the younger Lumumba told a progressive Netroots audience in August, 2018. We need to have a “solidarity economy,” he said, following in his father’s footsteps.

Crime in Jackson

But the utopian vision has not materialized in Jackson, where homicide and poverty is rampant. “2020 [was] the deadliest year ever…edging out previous all-time records set in 2018 and 2019,” according to the local NBC affiliate in January. “Most other major cities in the U.S. with populations several times larger than Jackson have far smaller homicide rates,” the article continued.

Chokwe’s radical sister Rukia Lumumba is the executive director of the “People’s Advocacy Institute.” Watch Rukia and her comrades discuss their work in emptying prisons, among other issues here:

It was reported in December that “[A]lmost two dozen current and former police officers are taking the city and department to federal court over harassment, racial profiling, and poor working condition allegations.” The lawsuit can be found here.

Jackson closes out 2020 with most homicides in city’s history, higher rate of killings than New Orleans, Memphis
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Jackson’s Residents do not have Adequate Drinking Water

In addition to rampant and escalating crime, Jackson has had major problems with providing safe drinking water for the citizens. The local news reports that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “issued an emergency order to the city requiring it to address numerous deficiencies at its water treatment plants.”

The order was “kept under wraps for more than a year until exposed recently in local media”. Lumumba blames “environmental racism, divestment and white flight” for the water problems.

The media framed the crisis as a problem with infrastructure. This gave the communist mayor and his allies a pass for not addressing the long-standing problem.

There has not been a Republican mayor in Jackson for over 70 years.

Bernie Sanders, Mayor Lumumba Have Campaign-Like Chat on MLK Anniversary |  Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS
Chokwe Antar Lumumba with Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders Endorses Chokwe Antar Lumumba for Mayor

It should not come as a surprise that Lumumba endorsed crypto-communist Bernie Sanders for President in 2020. Bernie endorsed the young revolutionary for his June, 2021 re-election bid. Lumumba’s Republican opponent is Jason Wells, who is running on a law and order platform. It does not appear that Wells has support from the Republican Party.

The general election is to be held on June 8, 2021.

Lindell’s $1.6 Billion Lawsuit Against Dominion Shows the Importance of the Counter Attack

BY LUIS MIGUEL

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/lindells-1-6-billion-lawsuit-against-dominion-shows-the-importance-of-the-counterattack/;

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Mike Lindell, the outspoken conservative owner of MyPillow, announced Monday that his company sued Dominion Voting Systems for $1.6 billion because the voting technology firm has violated his First Amendment-protected rights.

“MyPillow just sued Dominion for $1.6 billion. This is all about the First Amendment rights to free speech, what they have done to our country,” said Lindell during a livestream on the Right Side Broadcasting Network.

“This isn’t about the money,” he added. “This is about our First Amendment.”

The announcement was a response to Dominion’s decision to sue Lindell for $1.3 billion earlier this year on grounds that he defamed them by claiming that their technology was used to steal the 2020 presidential election for Joe Biden.

That case, pending in federal court in Washington, will be heard by Judge Carl J. Nichols, a Trump appointee. Lindell filed a motion to dismiss it last week.

Dominion has also launched lawsuits of over a $1 billion each against Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, and against pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell.

In announcing his suit, Lindell was joined by lawyer Alan Dershowitz, who argued that Dominion acted as the government due to the power the feds extended to the voting-machine company. Thus, Dominion’s actions are suppressing the viewpoints of critics, Dershowitz alleged.

“We don’t suppress. We don’t censor, but that is what Dominion is trying to do on behalf of the government,” said Dershowitz, who is advising Lindell and his legal team. “We are going to be demanding access to their machines, to their codes.”

In the suit, Lindell accuses Dominion of engaging in “lawfare” in order to silence critics who question the workings of their machines.

“Dominion’s purpose is to silence debate; to eliminate any challenge to the 2020 presidential election; and to cancel and destroy anyone who speaks out against Dominion’s work on behalf of the government in administering the election,” reads the 51-page complaint. “Dominion is using the legal process as a weapon to suppress free speech.”

Stephen Shackelford, a partner at Susman Godfrey LLP serving as Dominion’s legal counsel, declared that the lawsuit had no merit.

“This is a meritless retaliatory lawsuit, filed by MyPillow to try to distract from the harm it caused to Dominion,” Shackelford stated.

Lindell explained that he decided to sue because Dominion was harming his employees and company, which has lost business opportunities as a result of the accusations against him.

“I’ve been canceled individually on just about every platform known to man,” he maintained.

Lindell is correct in describing Dominion’s suit against him as “lawfare.” Not only the Left, but the Deep State in general, have become adept at using lawsuits (or even the threat of lawsuits) as a weapon for silencing and financially ruining their opponents. Just look at the ordeals through which Trump allies such as Mike Flynn and Roger Stone were put through to take them out of the political fight.

Lindell is also correct in counter-suing. Far too often, the strategy on the Right has been to seek cover and hide one’s head under the sand in the face of assault from the Left.

President Trump has said that if someone hits him, he hits back twice as hard. If Republicans as a party had followed that policy over the last decades, the socialist movement in this country wouldn’t have the power it currently does.

Even after President Trump displayed the value of fighting back (and the conservative base’s desire for such fierceness from its representatives) over the last several years, top Republicans refuse to get it.

Observe the difference between the GOP’s reaction to comments made by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) before she was elected to Congress, comments her detractors say were violent, and the reaction by Democrats to Representative Maxine Waters’ (D-Calif.) comments in recent days in which she encouraged rioters to be “more confrontational” if police officer Derek Chauvin is acquitted for the death of George Floyd.

Greene was condemned and rebuked by her own party’s leadership. Meanwhile, Waters is being rabidly defended by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

The political right can expect to continue ceding ground so long as it holds to its traditional strategy of surrender-and-fold.

However, Lindell’s counterpunch offers hope that a new generation of conservative public figures are beginning to understand that action, not empty posturing, is the way to win.

THOUSANDS ATTEND: EPIC Interview with Mike Lindell At the Health and Freedom Conference in Tulsa!

Thousands attend Health and Freedom Conference

Rumble — Thousands of freedom loving Americans gathered in America’s heartland this weekend to take a stand against government overreach and the coronavirus pandemic. White House Correspondent Jenn Pellegrino has more.

The Resistance Chicks get an epic interview with American Patriot: Mike Lindell! The fire and power of God came on this interview, you don't want to miss it! Mike Lindell at his finest! Mike Lindell, My Pillow, Addiction, Addicts Effect Everyone, Epidemic, Biggest Revival For Jesus, April 16, 2021

 

These 107 Corporations Signal Opposition to Election Integrity

BY JARRETT STEPMAN

SEE: https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/04/15/these-107-corporations-signal-opposition-to-election-integrity;

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The top executives of some of the largest corporations on the planet released a statement on Wednesday saying they support “democracy.”

If that sounds bland and terribly nonspecific, you get the gist of the statement, which was the product of a summit of more than 100 CEOs and executives. The summit was convened in response to passage of Georgia’s election-integrity law and similar legislation being considered in other states.

The collective corporate statement was released in the form of an ad, which appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere.

Here’s what it said:

A government of the people, by the people. A beautifully American ideal, but a reality denied to many for much of this nation’s history. As Americans, we know that in our democracy we should not expect to agree on everything. However, regardless of our political affiliations, we believe the very foundation of our political process rests upon the ability of each of us to cast our ballots for the candidates of our choice.

For American democracy to work, we must ensure the right to vote for all of us. We should all feel a responsibility to defend the right to vote and to oppose any discriminatory legislation or measures that restrict or prevent any eligible voter from having an equal and fair opportunity to cast a ballot.

Voting is the lifeblood of democracy, and we call upon all Americans to join us in taking a nonpartisan stand for this most basic and fundamental right of all Americans.

This is so generic it makes one wonder what the point of the ad was. The Georgia election-integrity law isn’t mentioned at all, nor are any other specific laws.

A list of more than 100 corporate signatories that appeared in the ad can be found at the bottom of this article. It includes Apple, the Ford Motor Co., PayPal, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Under Armor, Sweetgreen, and American Express, among many others.

So, unless you don’t use the internet, drive a car, use large banking institutions, wear clothes, eat food you didn’t grow yourself, or pretty much function at all in modern life, you are almost certain to find companies you interact with on the list.

And, of course, The New York Times did its best to shame the companies that didn’t sign the statement.

Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines, two of the companies that were most public and vocal about the Georgia voting law, were not on the list of the statement’s signatories.

What’s to be made of their collective statement?

One wonders if the only truly animating “nonpartisan” issue these corporate titans are standing for is democracy, why do we see no similar collective statements in response to the autocratic and deeply anti-democratic policies of communist China, for instance?

“There is overwhelming support in corporate America for this principle of voting rights,” Kenneth Chenault, the former chief executive of American Express Co., said in the days before the meeting. “The right to vote is fundamental to America. It is not a partisan issue.”

Isn’t the right to vote fundamental in other countries, too?

Again, why was there no dramatic corporate summit to address the end of democracy when China was squeezing the life out of the last vestiges of free government in Hong Kong?

This is corporate posturing, little more than virtue signaling that they are all aboard the cause of the woke, social justice left.

It isn’t about “democracy” at all. It’s a typical corporate-speak way of demonstrating that they are committed to the cultural left and the policy priorities of the Democratic Party.

Though the product of this confab ended up being little more than insipid, nonspecific mush, the implications of this turn in corporate behavior should worry Americans.

Are these companies now going to constantly collaborate to bully and threaten states and elected officials who don’t pursue the policy agenda of the activist left?

Not only that, in spite of this corporate insistence on “democracy,” threatening states that pass laws through their democratically elected officials seems quite anti-democratic.

Such a turn further erodes public trust in private corporate institutions and makes them very much the opposite of “nonpartisan.” That only adds fuel to the fire of our current civic discord.

These trends are disturbing, but at least they are revealing. The rise of woke corporatism can no longer be ignored.

Accenture

AIG

Airbnb

Alphabet

Amazon

American Airlines

American Express 

Apple

Bain & Company

Bank of America

Berkshire Partners

Best Buy

Biogen

BlackRock

BMC Software

Boston Consulting Group

Broadridge Financial Solutions

Cambridge Associates

Cisco

Civic Entertainment Group

Climb Credit

CODAworx

Cowboy Ventures

Creative Artists Agency

Dell Technologies

Deloitte

Discover Financial Services

Dropbox

Eaton

Emerson Collective

Estee Lauder

Eventbrite

EY

Facebook

Ferrara

FirstMark Capital

Ford Motor Co.

General Catalyst

General Motors

Goldman Sachs

Harry’s

Hess

IBM

Insight Partners Leadership

Instacart

Intelligentsia Coffee

Johnson & Johnson

Jazz Lincoln Center

JetBlue

Khosla Ventures

Levi Strauss & Co.

Live Nation Entertainment

Loop Capital Markets

Lyft

M&T Bank

MasterCard

McKinsey & Company

Merck

Microsoft

Mondelez International

Netflix

Newell Brands

Nordstrom

Otherwise Incorporated

Paper Source

PayPal

Peloton

Pinterest

Plaid

Predxion Bio

PwC

Reddit

REI Co-op

Richer Poorer

Salesforce

ServiceNow

Seventh Generation

Slow Ventures

Smith & Company

Sodexo USA

SodexoMAGIC

Sonos

Sound Ventures

Spark Capital 

Square

Starbucks

Steelcase

SurveyMonkey

Sweetgreen

Synchrony

T. Rowe Price

Target

Tory Burch

Tripadvisor

Twilio

Twitter

Under Armour

United Airlines

United Talent Agency

Vanguard

ViacomCBS

VMware

Warburg Pincus

Warby Parker

Wells Fargo

Zendesk

Zola

Biden Courts Big Business as Wall Street Opposes Election Integrity

Biden Courts Big Business as Wall Street Opposes Election Integrity

BY LUIS MIGUEL

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/biden-courts-big-business-as-wall-street-opposes-election-integrity/;

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As the Democrat Party has moved further left, so has Big Business, making for an unholy new alliance that poses a powerful threat to American freedoms.

President Joe Biden is reportedly aware of the falling out between the Republican Party and corporate America and is ready to work together with Wall Street to push socialist policies on the public both through government and the private sector.

“What President Biden realizes is that business is now ready to engage and they are an important voice at the table,” Valerie Jarrett, a former advisor to President Obama, told Politico. “Big business isn’t simply relying on Republicans to look out for their interests. They’re looking out for their own interests and getting more involved.”

Over recent years, the business community has increasingly become more politically active — and the bent of that activity has tended to sway left.

For example, PayPal canceled plans to build an operations center in North Carolina in 2016 owing to a state law prohibiting “transgender” individuals from using public restrooms opposite their biological sex. In 2018, Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods raised the age requirement for gun sales in response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Many Americans are also concerned about left-wing bias at Big Tech corporations, which has led to the censoring, banning, demonetizing, and suppressing of predominantly conservative accounts.

Moreover, major companies have recently condemned efforts by Georgia and other states to make their election processes more secure, suggesting Republican lawmakers are simply reacting poorly to Biden’s defeat of Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

In fact, hundreds of corporations on Wednesday signed a letter denouncing legislation that restricts “any eligible voter from having an equal and fair opportunity to cast a ballot.”

The signatories of the letter include General Motors, Netflix, Starbucks, Amazon, BlackRock, Google, and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett.

The statement itself was facilitated by former American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault and Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier, and came after companies such as Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, and Google had already spoken out against Georgia’s election-reform bill.

As Politico notes, the infamous Rothschild banking dynasty is involved in the effort to merge the Democrat Party’s socialism with Big Business’ financial power:

Last weekend, more than 100 business leaders held a rare online meeting to discuss what action they should take in the wake of similar voting bills being considered in states across the country. Lynn Forester de Rothschild, founder of the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism and one of the three people who helped coordinate the meeting, urged Biden to be more vocal about his desire to work with business leaders.

“My inclination is to trust him to not be in the pockets of corporations at the expense of people and planet but he definitely wants to have a vibrant business community that takes care of our society,” she said in an interview.

Joining in the fight against Republican election-integrity bills are Wall Street firms and attorneys at some of the nation’s top law offices.

The New York Times reports that these firms are working with the Brennan Center for Justice, which is heavily funded by billionaire George Soros.

In 2019, the Brennan Center for Justice not only took money from Soros’s Open Society Foundations but from the Ford Foundation; Bank of America; the Tides Foundation; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; PayPal; JPMorgan Chase; Microsoft; PepsiCo; and Comcast NBCUniversal.

The center’s effort involves targeting state legislators in Georgia, Texas, New Hampshire, Florida, Michigan, and Arizona to stop “voter suppressive bills,” which includes legislation mandating ID to vote.

“I do think he has an appreciation of the role that corporate America can play in addressing what we would define as social, political and cultural issues — not the least because he understands consumer-facing businesses have an imperative to understand their market,” a Biden advisor said.

The GOP has traditionally been considered to be the party of Big Business, but this dynamic has changed, as Republican voters feel ever more disenchanted with the companies using their power to assault conservative principles.

Republicans are increasingly open to restrictions on corporations, especially on Silicon Valley firms.

Concerns about the power of such corporations have prompted proposals from some Republicans, such as Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), who this week introduced his Trust-Busting for the Twenty-First Century Act to further empower federal regulators to break the monopolistic practices of Big Tech firms.

It appears that the GOP is no longer the party of Big Business. And corporate America is no longer a place for constitutionalists.

100 Woke CEOs Gather to Oppose Election Integrity Laws

Woke Capitalism Revs Into High Gear: 90 CEOs Gather to Fight 'Undemocratic' Voter Integrity Laws

BY TYLER O'NEIL

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/04/11/gird-your-loins-woke-ceos-gather-to-fight-against-election-integrity-laws-n1439118;

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Nearly 100 of America’s top corporate leaders and CEOs gathered both in-person and virtually on Saturday to strategize ways to combat new election integrity laws like Georgia’s H.B. 531. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, a Yale University management professor who helped organize the meeting, framed it as a response to threats of reprisals after Georgia-based companies like Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, and Aflac Insurance condemned the Georgia bill. He called election integrity measures “anti-undemocratic.”

“The gathering was an enthusiastic voluntary statement of defiance against threats of reprisals for exercising their patriotic voices,” Sonnenfeld told CBS News. The corporate leaders “recognize that they need to step up to the plate and are not fearful of these reprisals. They’re showing a disdain for these political attacks. Not only are they fortifying each other, but they see that this spreading disease of voter restrictions from Georgia to up to possibly 46 other states is based on a false premise and its’ anti-democratic.”

Former President Donald Trump called for a boycott of Delta, Coca-Cola, and Major League Baseball (MLB) and other companies after they condemned the Georgia law, repeating Democratic talking points that smeared the legislation. “Boycott all of the woke companies that don’t want Voter I.D. and Free and Fair Elections,” Trump said in a statement last week.

Georgia House Sends Woke Capital a Wake-up Call After False Attacks on Election Integrity Law

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) also condemned the companies for spreading misinformation about the bill. He briefly suggested reprisals for companies that smeared the legislation, and then withdrew his threat.

Contrary to Sonnenfeld’s claim, election integrity laws are not “based on a false premise” and they are not “un-democratic.” While some have claimed that Joe Biden won the presidential election due to fraud, the reality is far more complicated. Biden most likely won with the most legal votes, but last-minute election changes and cash infusions from the Center for Tech and Civic Life tilted the playing field in his favor. Voters are rightly concerned about election integrity and the new laws represent a response to these abuses — not an attack on legal voting.

CTCL sent funds to election offices in blue areas, ramping up turnout that benefitted Joe Biden. Georgia’s new law rightly makes this practice illegal. The law also requires voters to present a valid photo ID to register for an absentee ballot. The Washington Post gave President Joe Biden four Pinocchios for repeatedly claiming that the Georgia law “ends voting hours early.” In fact, the bill extended voting hours.

According to a recent poll from the Honest Elections Project, 77 percent of Americans support requiring an ID to vote. This includes majorities of self-identified Biden voters (62 percent to 24 percent opposed), black voters (64 percent to 22 percent opposed), and Latino voters (78 percent to 16 percent opposed). Most voters (64 percent) said they want to strengthen voting safeguards to prevent fraud, rather than eliminate them to make voting “easier.” Even majorities of black voters (51 percent), Hispanic voters (66 percent), urban voters (59 percent), and Independent voters (61 percent) agreed.

Yet the Democratic-legacy media echo chamber has been blasting the false narrative that Georgia’s new law is a racist attempt to prevent black voters from going to the polls. Biden has condemned the law as “Jim Crow on steroids,” even though Georgia’s election laws are far less stringent than those of Biden’s home state of Delaware or MLB’s home state of New York.

The CBS News report on the CEO gathering illustrates this leftist bias. CBS News cited the Brennan Center for Justice, an organization dedicated to the values of left-leaning Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, the “father of modern judicial activism.” While the group purports to be “nonpartisan,” it has received substantial funding from organizations associated with George Soros and other leftist groups.

The Brennan Center frames the 361 bills to further election integrity, proposed in 47 states, as measures “that would restrict voting access.” At least 55 of the bills are moving through legislatures in 24 states. Twenty-nine have passed one chamber, and five bills have been signed into law. Sonnenfeld’s number of states considering these bills — 47 — seems to trace back to the Brennan Center.

To launch the CEO meeting, Sonnenfeld teamed up with Lynn Forester de Rothschild, the founding partner of Inclusive Capital Partners — a left-leaning investment manager — and Leadership Now, a group of Harvard University alumni and corporate leaders that claims to focus on sustaining democracy.

“We invited 120 CEO’s with about 50 hours notice. We were praying for 25 and we got 90 CEO’s and another 30 invited guests including legal experts, technology experts and historians,” Sonnenfeld told CBS News. He said the CEOs united to combat the backlash that Delta and Coca-Cola faced.

“These CEOs said, ‘Enough of that, we’re going to come together and reinforce our fellow CEOs.’ It was a statement of affirmation that the voice of business in the political world is worthwhile,” he said.

Some CEOs joined the Zoom conference from Augusta National Golf Course, the site of the Masters PGA golf tournament, while others joined remotely. Attendees included NFL Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank; James Murdoch, the son of Rupert Murdoch; AMC Theaters CEO Adam Aron; law firm chairman Brad Karp; Ariel Investments co-CEO Mellody Hobson; Walmart CEO Doug McMillon; United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby; American Airlines CEO Doug Parker; Levi Strauss Company Chairman Chip Bergh; LinkedIN CEO Reid Hoffman; and others.

Former American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault and Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier spoke on the call, among others. Frazier helped organize the 72 current and former black CEOs who blasted the Georgia bill in a joint statement.

“Obviously there’s been a big wake up call over the last few weeks. The business community doesn’t want to be caught on their heels about this. So it’s about protecting leadership and not missing out on an opportunity to do so,” an anonymous source told CBS News.

The meeting reportedly ended without any concrete game plan or timetable but with a general plan to draft responses to election integrity laws on a firm-by-firm basis.

Sources from the meeting told CBS News that the CEOs discussed McConnell’s comments but they generally mocked the senator’s stance.

“There was humor and mockery about that,” one participant told CBS News. This source add that another person on the call “made a reference to ‘just give us your money and stay quiet.’ Another said, ‘isn’t it ironic who’s talking about cancel culture?'”

“It wasn’t a primary area of discussion,” another participant said of McConnell’s comments, “but certainly everyone is cognizant of it and aware of it. In no way was he an impetus for this – talk of doing this meeting started before he spoke out.”

While it has been harrowing to see MLB pull out of Georgia and so many CEOs condemn a state based on utter lies about election integrity laws, it seems the forces of woke capitalism are gathering to launch an all-out assault on measures like voter ID and attempts to address the irregularities in the 2020 election. Conservatives cannot back down. We need to explain why the Left’s narrative about these laws is dead wrong and we need to put pressure on CEOs who mobilize against election integrity.

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