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Vladimir Putin: Bad Historian

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Vladimir Putin: Bad Historian

Why Putin’s revisionist history is no laughing matter

By Oleg Atbashian
First publishеd in the American Thinker

As someone who’s lived in both Russia and Ukraine, who speaks both languages, and is versed in their histories, I’ve been bombarded with questions about Putin’s recent interview with Tucker Carlson. It prompted me to compile my answers into this article, hoping to clarify for my American friends the real backdrop and fallout of Putin’s remarks.

For a more complete breakdown, see a take by Senior Analyst for Russian and European Affairs of the Center for Security Policy, Andrei Illarionov, who used to be Putin’s economic advisor and knows him personally. Illarionov lists 12 main messages and 30 basic fakes in Vladimir Putin’s interview with Tucker Carlson, adding that a detailed analysis of Putin’s fakes, errors, absurdities, distortions, manipulations, and falsifications requires considerable space and time and, hopefully, will be done in the near future.

Indeed, Putin packed his interview with so many tall tales, you’d need an academic thesis to tackle them all. But let’s face it, who’s got the time for that? So, I’m serving up a condensed version, sprinkled with my own observations and takeaways for flavor.

First off, I tip my hat to Tucker Carlson for cozying Putin up enough to chatter away for two whole hours, revealing things about himself in ways we’d only speculated about. It appears that 24 years in an echo chamber of yes-men have dulled Putin’s knack for crisp arguments. With real opponents jailed or murdered, and a tame opposition in check, Putin’s debate skills are as rusty as a Soviet-era Lada. Throw him into an actual debate, and he’d fold faster than an empty suit.

Confronted with a question about igniting Europe’s bloodiest conflict since WWII, he unspooled an hour-long Viking saga, more tangled than a bowl of medieval spaghetti, dates flung every which way but right. Forget NATO fears; it’s all about the Kievan Rus princes now.

But how good is Putin as a historian? Let’s just say he’s about as reliable as tales of Conan the Barbarian from Robert E. Howard’s imagination. Had Tucker brought up Conan, Putin might well have anointed him a Russian hero who hailed from Cimmeria, which sounds like the Crimea and overlaps with modern Ukraine. And since in Putin’s imaginary atlas Ukraine equals Russia, it makes Conan a local legend. His entire historical discourse, replete with anachronisms, was equally imaginative.

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After the flurry of memes and online jokes that followed the interview, I thought we’d all have a good laugh and leave it at that. Yet, despite the chuckles, some of my conservative friends still saw Putin as a kind of intellectual, a history enthusiast with odd fixations, granting him an unearned gloss of wisdom.

Taking Putin’s historical musings seriously implies viewing Ukraine – home to 44 million people and thousands of years of history – as merely an illusion, a historical glitch, a cartographic mistake in need of ‘fixing’ by Putin. But then we’d be no different from those who turned a blind eye to the Holocaust, dismissing it as a distant issue or even a regrettable means to peace.

It’s deeply troubling that Russia’s nuclear-armed leader places greater weight on a historical soap opera than on the pressing concerns of the living, breathing present.

Before we dive into historical rebuttals, let’s make one thing clear: in this scenario, history isn’t even the main concern.

What’s paramount here is international law and the inviolability of national borders. Yes, borders have been shifting throughout history, but the advent of nuclear arms cemented the principle of national sovereignty. The concept of territorial integrity has been the glue holding the world together for nearly eight decades, stopping us from reducing Earth to a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Toss that rule out, and we’re signing up for a doomsday party, a global free-for-all that might just end humanity’s run.

After all, history’s roller coaster aside, Ukraine has been an independent nation for 33 years, forging its modern identity. A generation has come of age in freedom, now raising their own free-spirited kids. Each jab from Putin only tempers the Ukrainian resolve stronger, bonding them like iron in a fire. Ukraine’s newfound solidarity against challenges overrules any ancient drama in its storied past.

Now, back to Putin’s lecture on history. The gist of his tale is this: Russia began when a Viking named Rurik rode in on a high horse and whipped up a state called Rus. Then the Poles, never ones to miss a party, slice off a piece of Russia and label it ‘Ukraine.’ Russia, ever the benevolent overlord, takes back the land and showers it with gifts. But instead of thank you notes, they got a bunch of Banderites stirring up trouble. Cue the Austro-Hungarian masterminds who persuaded the locals that Ukraine had its own language and culture. Then Lenin comes along and conjures up Ukraine from thin air, planting a ticking time bomb that’s now Putin’s headache to dismantle.

Well, the actual story is quite different. The medieval Rus state, also known as Kievan Rus, thrived in present-day Ukraine, predating the very concept of Russia. Russia later emerged from Muscovy, initially a minor entity at the Slavic world’s fringes. Thirsty for power, Muscovy rulers aligned with the invading Mongol forces to expand its territory, annexing neighboring Slavic lands in the process.

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The tide turned only centuries later, with Ivan the Terrible conquering of Golden Horde lands, claiming its throne, and adopting their Mongol-Tatar governance model for his entire domain. Thus, rather than being the successor of Rus, Muscovy was more like the Golden Horde’s heir apparent. And that is the twist that makes Russia the odd one out in the European family portrait.

Muscovy kept expanding its borders by absorbing surrounding Slavic, Finno-Ugric, and Tatar lands. The term “Russians” wasn’t in their lexicon yet; they identified as Muscovites. It wasn’t until the 18th century that Czar Peter the Great, in a move to elevate Muscovy to imperial status, decreed the adoption of “Russians” as their new identity, complete with a sophisticated rebranding. To imbue his empire with a sense of historic depth, Peter harked back to the esteemed Kievan Rus, adopting “Rossiya” – a Greek-inflected rendition of “Rus” – because nothing says “legit” like a classic throwback.

Little did Ukrainians know that their land would become a cornerstone of the Russian imperial narrative. History books were rewritten to cast Russia as the legitimate heir of Rus – a script Putin happily sold to Tucker. To those not well-versed, it might even sound plausible – if not for the minor detail of millions of Ukrainian-speaking souls who don’t feel the slightest bit Russian. This begs the question from anyone paying attention: when did this Ukrainian crowd move in, if there weren’t any grand migrations on record?
 Putin’s claim that ‘Ukraine’ translates to ‘the fringe’ is an outdated and debunked idea, rooted in false etymology. The term ‘Ukraine’ dates back to the 12th century, predating Russia itself – so how could it be ‘the fringe’ of something nonexistent? In reality, ‘Ukraine’ signifies ‘the country, the homeland.’ Initially a colloquial stand-in for ‘Rus,’ the term lingered after Rus declined, with its people continuing their lives, tending their farms and keeping their culture as Ukrainians. The Netherlands is also sometimes called ‘Holland’ or ‘the Dutch Republic’ – different names, same place.

Putin’s spin on more recent history is equally dubious. He recycled his threadbare story of an alleged “CIA coup” in Ukraine, a chapter Ukrainians honor as the Revolution of Dignity. This narrative is as flimsy as the notorious “Russian collusion” tale from the 2016 U.S. election. It’s a head-scratcher how some in America, quick to scoff at the “Russian collusion” fiction, readily accept Putin’s “CIA coup” account, even though both scripts likely originate from the same web in Moscow’s Lubyanka Square.

Likewise, those who rightly dismiss claims of America teeming with racist neo-Nazis appear surprisingly receptive to Putin’s parallel claims about neo-Nazis in Ukraine. The tactic of tarnishing with the Nazi brush is very similar, probably crafted by the same political puppeteers. In this light, there’s little difference between Putin and some Antifa radical in Portland, both eager to stir up Nazi narratives to justify their own violence and seize the moral high ground. There’s a global gaslighting effort that is pitting people worldwide against each other. Wonder who stands to gain from such discord?

A Twitter user suggested Putin’s historical narrative mirrored an argument for Israel. I’d say it’s the other way around: Putin’s line is closer to the Palestinian narrative. Their claim to Israel hinges on Mohammed’s legendary flight to Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque on a winged horse, and they are willing to die for this spiritual legacy. Similarly, Putin aims to annex Ukraine’s hallowed grounds, asserting they’re part of Russia’s legacy – a stance just as implausible.

Strikingly, Putin even found ways to justify Hitler’s invasion of Poland, thus aligning with another despot known for spinning historical myths and phantom grievances to validate widespread slaughter, displacements, destruction, and territorial grabs.

That’s why we’ve got to keep an eagle eye on the Kremlin’s history buff-in-chief. His sit-down with Tucker Carlson revealed a concerning image of Putin: not just a leader disconnected from current realities, but a full-blown historical fantasist, playing fast and loose with the fates of millions, guided not by present-day truths but by some dusty, fictional version of yesteryear.

Utah’s Bubble and Natalie Cline by Teena Porter Horlacher

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Feb 20, 2024

The legislature often gets inside their BIG Bubble and is not aware of the “real world” of moms and dads and children and people working from pay check to pay check. It causes them to sometimes forget those on the outside who they are representing.

I try to be respectful of those who represent us and thank them for their service, but this time they have done the people of Utah a great disservice and I MUST speak out!

I wish they had a bird’s eye view of the people they represent, who mostly treat each other with respect and decency, allowing for Grace because we all need that! I wish they could see what this rabid ferocious behavior towards public servant Natalie Cline looks like to us little people.

Sure Natalie is outspoken and in your face, but before she came along these TERRIBLE things were hidden inside a DEEP dark closet. Yes, she made a mistake but corrected it quickly. Her whole effort and heart is clearly to help our innocent children who don’t have the ability to speak out for themselves about what they are seeing and experiencing in public schools. Parents who run ragged from one thing to the next elected Natalie for these reasons. And at some point if they cease to like what Ms. Cline does, they can elect someone else. That is the check against power.

I didn’t elect my representatives to babysit the state school board members. I mean they could’ve called the board out when they voted as a body to ignore state law and allow for critical race theory and DEI to continue in our public schools, but they didn’t. Rather, they voted to censure AND condemn a woman who has given her ALL to protect Utah’s children and families; to grind her into the ground and make her obsolete!

Gov. Cox and Lt Gov. Deidre Henderson used official letterhead to accuse, try and sentence Natalie in one fell swoop. Is that legal? (NO!) Where is the Due Process? Why the rush to judgement? Governor Cox called an autistic boy an a** hole on social media. And a sitting Senator made inappropriate sexual comments towards a young boy dressed in Drag sexual clothing and gyrating before the camera on a stage. Certainly, that is sexual exploitation!! The hypocrisy is beyond sickening!

This action taken by the WHOLE legislature doesn’t speak of right action, rather of how LOST they have become and how out of touch they are with their constituents.

I am ashamed for Utah. In what way have we used the Christian values we espouse to believe in and practice to guide our actions? The saddest part of all is the moral courage the legislature lacks. Their courageousness was to destroy the strappling courage of another who stands against the Goliath of slimy politics. It is worse than the lobster in the tank that pulls any lobster back down to keep them from rising above.

The worst part is that our legislature is blind to all of this! Caught in their own self-inflated bubble, they are sinking to the deepest depths of the dark ocean.

Natalie Cline we see the hypocrisy and double standards. We have eyes to see clearly. We are with you! Don’t back down! Don’t resign! Let the people decide. And for those of you who read this, reach out to your representatives who almost unanimously voted to destroy Natalie… who cares little about the children she has fought to protect. Let them know what you think. Please watch the attachments below.

Thank you Phil Lyman for having the courage, the lone voice to not censure AND condemn Natalie Cline. Vote Phil Lyman for governor and this will never happen!

Everyone

#NatalieCline#NatalieClineDontResign

Utah – Addicted to Woke

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By Eric Moutsos with comment by Ed Wallace

Part One

Need to give my thoughts on the Natalie Cline (Who serves on the Utah School Board) incident that has now gone into National “News” …

A few days ago Natalie posted a photo of a student who appeared to look like a boy, playing on a girls high school basketball team. I will not say the team for the girls identity. Her caption was “Girls Basketball”…. The photo was in fact, a girl. However, apparently a lot of negative comments were posted below, which I didn’t read.

Once she realized it was a big mistake, she took down the post and offered a sincere apology on her Facebook Page; in fact, said “deepest apology” to the girl and her family.

After the story hit the news wire, our incredible He/Him Utah Governor decided to circle the bloody waters to attack Natalie AFTER her apology… “Unconscionable behavior” He/Him said.

Remember, this is the same person who VETOED a bill to protect MALES, from pretending to be females, in Utah school sports. Let me type it again. He/Him Cox thinks it’s OKAY that men play against women in Utah.

This is the same person who just last September Attacked a handicapped BYU student WHO NEVER said a single racial slur to the lying women’s volleyball player, calling him an A$$ Hole, then later took down the post. Was that “Unconscionable” Governor?

Or … is your public pile up on Natalie an attack on a real woman who is usually correct on 99% of the issues when she calls something out in Utah? A real woman that’s 100% more of a man, than Spencer He/Him Cox could ever be.

This is the same governor who’s now thumping this “Disagree Better” drum on every other lame social media post after the next, who decided to NOT reach out to Natalie to see what exactly she was thinking or what her intent was?

Again, it was wrong, which she admitted. But here’s the truth.

An apology isn’t enough for these people, especially a mainstream media who BLEW UP a story that wouldn’t have gone past the few hundred people who saw the original post that was since deleted WITH an apology. Is the Utah mainstream media just as guilty for the light they beamed on this girl and her family? Talk about using people as objects.

My question is this…. Why is there a double standard in Utah?

Why can a Governor who uses pronouns (who further confuses everyone in Utah, especially kids) just simply delete his Utah BYU Student A$$ Hole tweets with a simple apology? But yet still stay Governor? “Unconscionable”?

Even Lt Governor Deidre Henderson (who’s over elections) took to twitter and said she will give money Natalie Clines future opponent… Well, what about Spencer, Deidre? Why don’t you hold him accountable for when he scolded a Utah student for no other reason than pandering? Unconscionable?

Natalie, yes, it was a big mistake. A lot of us who have stood behind you see that. But Natalie, you still have thousands of people who still support the fight that you’re up against in many of these Utah Schools that continue to “teach” confusing idiologies to Utah students.

In my opinion Natalie has been a one of the greater voices when it comes to the onslaught of sexual perversion within the Utah School system; from curriculum to sexually explicit books, to trying to groom Utah children into something God never intended them to be. Right on the front line. All day long.

But Utah, my hope is to let us be consistent in “disagreeing better” when trying to cancel someone for making a big mistake. Spencer, you talk a lot about how in Utah we need more “Grace”, so let’s show it to her, right?

To the girl in the photo and her family, we are sorry this happened to you. There is no excuse. It should not have happened. Please do not let the radical left and weak moderate right USE you for their agenda. My post is geared at the Utah hypocrisy. Not you. Natalie is an incredible human and I hope you will take time to understand why she does what she does. And if you have followed Natalies work, she’s one of the reasons why -right now- a REAL boy isn’t playing against your awesome girl in basketball. We support you. 

Part Two

I’m not sure if there’s anything more frustrating than when sound asleep Worldly Christians decide to finally publicly open up their mouths against and on another person’s page who is actively trying to expose the relentless onslaught of evil.

A “Christian” who you don’t really even know is a Christian, based off of their social media wall of endless food recipes, sports scores, and their next vacation. Why? Because it seems they don’t want to disrupt their social circles and tackle tough topics our future generation of kids will now have to battle, because of their silent compliance. But instead they want to come on your page and tackle you, because of your “tone” and “approach”?

Right now in the state Utah we have a Governor who uses pronouns to identify himself to little children on zoom calls, and who vetoed a bill to ban mentally unstable men to play against women, in school sports. A governor who will most likely get voted in again, because 90% of our state is sound asleep spiritually. It’s like this across America.

And you, Worldly Christian are worried about our tone and our approach?

They say, “Why are you judging?! We aren’t supposed to judge!!” Oh really? As you are on our pages clearly passing judgement?

These are same people who think it’s more wicked to speak out against a society of parents and doctors who mutilate and chemically castrate children, than speaking out against the very act of mutilation and castration of little children.

A society who thinks it’s more virtuous to “not contend” and above all, be “nice” vs wanting to stand on certain universal truths.

“Please just focus on the good, you’re focusing on too much darkness!!”… They say… Ironically as they are commenting on your alleged “negative” post.

“You need to have more faith… Stop preaching fear!!!” they say…. I wonder what some of these people would have said behind Noah’s back before it started raining after years of warnings.

If you really do believe that silence is the final answer in probably the most immense part of this spiritual war since Adam, then please, please be quiet and get off our pages with your passive aggressive weak version of Christianity.

Worldly Christian here’s the truth, you’re more upset with those of us who are trying to expose the evil, than you are upset with the evil itself. It’s actually a form of justification for your weak silent cowardice self.

If you do really want to make a change, why don’t you join those of us trying to shine light on the darkness, than by believing we are the ones who are dark.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “Silence in the face of evil is evil itself, not to speak is to speak.”

We need your help.

Ed’s note

I don’t recall a situation where the mainstream media, government entities, elected officials, and parents have united to judge and destroy a good person who made a small mistake. Natalie Klein commented that a girl looked like a boy. People judge the character of others all the time here in religious Utah: she looks like a slut, his tattoos prove he is a degenerate, she’s pretty, he looks like a nice guy… all the time. That is in direct violation of “Thou shall not bear false witness…” and the Savior’s Commandment “judge not” our fellowman. (Matthew 7:1).

I call BS on the FAKE outrage about Natalie Cline. It was an unfortunate post that was misinterpreted and Natalie has removed it and apologized. The Left and Beta Republicans are merely trying to weaponize fake outrage for political ends: to remove an opponent they know fights hard to block their radical agendas. Natalie is one of the few in our state trying to PROTECT our children from the forces of evil. I stand with her.

There’s nothing more pathetic than jumping on the outrage bandwagon to try and score political points against your enemies. The establishment has been trying to get rid of Klein for years.

Ask yourself: Should the UTGOP push for Nate Blouin, a Utah state senator, to resign for this disgusting post which clearly objectifies a young child. Moreover the police should investigate this for sexual crimes against a minor. #ResignNateBlouin #Impeach.

How about Democrat State School Board member Carol Lear talking about what should be included in the mission and vision of the USBE)…  “I’m not a fan of preserving our Constitutional Republic, but if we have to do that to make the legislature happy, I will hold my nose and agree with it”

Id rather have a flawed fighter who fights than a supposed “righteous” coward who cowers.

Election Problems & Info

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Compiled by Ed Wallace, Publisher

This is a jumbled up mess but contains a ton of info. I just add things as I come across them

Current as of 2/6/24

 A Quick Look at WashCo’s

Elected State Officials – Updated

By Ed Wallace, Publisher

Rumor has it that Washington County is the most conservative area in the State, and one of the most in the country. Is that true? Are WashCo voters really conservative? Is there any proof that WashCo voters elect politicians that truly represent them? Did any of our elected official campaign on ANY of issues they are currently championing? Do these members of Utah’s Republican party even represent the UTGOP platform?

Well, most do… to a degree. If we were to look at their performance in the A-F grading system that we use in our schools, the scores would range from a dismal failure to a “B”. Both of our elected Senators would be held back because of their lifetime score of 45% to 47%, while our House representatives would slide through to graduation with a combined grade of 71%. 

These figures are gathered from the only organization in Utah that scores our officials by their adherence to the guidelines of the Constitution of our nation and state: UtahGrassroots.org  

Their 2023 report shows that the currant members of the House received an average score of 60% compared to the lifetime score of 45%, while the Senate averaged at 48% which is below their lifetime average of 50%. In 2022, the house average was 38% and the Senate was at 39% .

Here’s a quick glance at WashCo’s Grassroots Scores

HD72 Joseph Elison (R) 2023 Session – 80% 

 Lifetime Score – 80%  

HD73 Colin W. Jack (R) 2023 Session – 71%  Lifetime Score – 71%  

HD74 R. Neil Walter (R) 2023 Session – 68%  

Lifetime Score – 68% 

HD75 Walt Brooks (R) 2023 Session – 76%  

Lifetime Score – 64% 

SD28 Evan J. Vickers (R) 2023 Session – 41%  

Lifetime Score – 47%   

SD29 Don L. Ipson (R) 2023 Session – 69%  

Lifetime Score – 45% 

Former GOP officials have told me that the UTGOP requires all of its candidates to make that commitment, so, under the party’s Constitution and Bylaws, the Party has a fiduciary responsibility to protect and uphold it’s brand, and to evaluate and hold all of these public officials accountable against UTGOP Platform Planks, but they have no way, and seemingly no desire, to do that, and never do. And, there is no recourse in place against those who violate their code of ethics.

So, the most egregious violators of our trust have little to worry about until their constituents finally wake up.

Senator Don L. Ipson, who has been in office since 2008, has a lifetime Grassroots score of 45%, and Majority Whip Evan J. Vickers, in office since 2009, has a lifetime score of 47%. It’s no wonder, with the leadership these two provide, that the Utah Senate has a lifetime score of 48%.

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Vet Candidates Wisely

By Michelle Tanner

Vetting candidates is simple. What were they doing in 2020 and 2021? Were they a voice for liberty or were they not? Were they easily duped? If they were duped are they willing to admit it now or do they instead pretend like it never even happened? Did they push a harmful agenda? Have they had to scrub their social media now that it’s “campaign season” hoping we forget how they treated us in 2020? Were they a voice for We The People? It really is sad just how dumb some “politicians” think the American people are. I hope we don’t prove them right. VET YOUR CANDIDATES and don’t be fooled by the smoke and mirrors that overtake campaign season.

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ELECTION SECURITY

It has often been repeated there is “no evidence” of fraud in the 2020 Election. In actuality, there is no evidence Joe Biden won. Ongoing investigations in the Swing States reveal hundreds of thousands of votes were altered and/or not lawfully cast in the Presidential Election. Joe Biden needed them.

Computer security experts at DEF CON, the world’s largest computer hackers conference, have discovered several vulnerabilities with ES&S’s EPBs. The computer security experts learned:

  • ES&S’s EPBs could be hacked using a preprogrammed three- or six-digit password installed by the manufacturer.
  • A hacker can access the Microsoft Windows software installed on the EPBs and turn on a video game.
  • ES&S installed remote access software on its EPBs which diminishes the safety protections of the machine’s firewalls and makes the machines vulnerable to hackers.
  • ES&S’s EPBs have USB ports built into its mounting stand without any physical locks or mechanical support for tamper-evident seals, which could be accessed by voters or poll workers.
  • ES&S’s EPBs can be booted using the external USB port and USB memory stick. This means a malicious attacker could freely access data on the device by bypassing the system’s defenses, and run custom software, including software that could extract, change, or delete voter registration data stored on the machine.

A couple of hackers already demonstrated, in a live stream, how they parked down the street from a polling location, in Maricopa County, AZ, during the primary. They established a wi-fi hotspot, and connected with the coffee machine, sitting NEXT TO the voting machine tabulator. (The coffee machine can advise the vendor when it is getting low in consumables, so it can be restocked). They then instructed the coffee machine to make a blu-tooth connection to the election machine, and got as far as the “handshake” (where going any further would have been a violation of the law) thereby destroying the false narrative that voting machines are not or can not be accessed by the I-NET.

What will you do for the next 308 days?

How will you help secure our elections? Get involved today. Every single person is needed in this fight for free and fair elections in the United States of America.

Mary Hornik’s volunteer organization called United Sovereign Americans has been identifying millions of irregularities in various states’ voter rolls, including voters whose registrations were dated AFTER they had begun voting. Please volunteer to help your county clerk to verify your precinct’s voter rolls to help detect any fraudulent activity. Here

Now THIS is what an honest election looks like.

All paper ballot, all in-person, no mail-in, no absent votes, must have ID, results out within hours, no drama.

“Taiwan’s democracy at work. Every vote is held up so that it is visible to the public. The result is shouted out, repeated, then tallied on a visible sheet of paper. Anyone can watch, take pictures, or film. When the ballot box is empty, staff show the public that it really is.” Here

DeSantis Declares Victory

After visiting all 99 counties in Iowa and failing to win a single one, specifically because he visited all 99 counties in Iowa, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared the dark, unknown and mysterious forces of universe tried to stop him, “threw everything at him,” yet he alone stands victorious.

Yeah, he actually said that.

The DeSantis campaign put most of their resources into Iowa and gained a total of 23,000 votes (roughly 21%), quickly declaring victory in a tenuous 2nd place finish and proclaiming their victory ticket has been punched. The cognitive disconnect is exceptionally strong; but hey, everyone has a role to play – right? – Ed

Indiana First Action 1000% supports the strongest election integrity legislation in the nation put forth by Representative Sweet deemed the “Trust and Transparency Act”.  Here

ELECTION INTEGRITY WIN: Texas AG Paxton Demands Counties Provide Machine Audit Logs

Burgess Owens joined House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, Senator Ted Cruz, Speaker Mike Johnson, and 175+ House and Senate Republicans in filing a Supreme Court amicus brief in the case Donald J. Trump v. Norma Anderson, et al

At the heart of our democracy lies a fundamental freedom granted to American citizens – the right to vote. This cornerstone of our democracy is currently under attack as the Colorado Supreme Court attempts to bar the appearance of President Trump, President Biden’s political opponent, on the ballot. Make no mistake: This is an unconstitutional challenge to the integrity of our electoral process that sets a dangerous precedent for the future, and it will not stand. Read the full amicus brief here.

Why Do Most Countries Ban Mail-In Ballots?:

They Have Seen Massive Vote Fraud Problems – 152 Pages

Abstract: Thirty-seven states have so far changed their mail-in voting procedures this year in response to the Coronavirus. Despite frequent claims that President Trump’s warning about vote fraud/voting buying with mail-in ballots is “baselessly” or “without evidence” about mail-in vote fraud, there are numerous examples of vote fraud and vote buying with mail-in ballots in the United States and across the world. Indeed, concerns over vote fraud and vote buying with mail-in ballots causes the vast majority of countries to ban mail-in voting unless the citizen is living abroad.

There are fraud problems with mail-in absentee ballots but the problems with universal mail-in ballots are much more significant. Still most countries ban even absentee ballots for people living in their countries.

Most developed countries ban absentee ballots unless the citizen is living abroad or require Photo-IDs to obtain those ballots. Even higher percentages of European Union or other European countries ban absentee for in country voters. In addition, some countries that allow voting by mail for citizens living the country don’t allow it for everyone. For example, Japan and Poland have limited mail-in voting to those who have special certificates verifying that they are disabled. Here

Report: Final Thoughts on DeSantis: The One-Way Ticket Few Realized He Carried (Link)

With the exception of a small group of political followers in the State of Florida, few people really understood what the DeSantis 2024 operation was all about. on DeSantis ’24 began long before people were paying attention.  It started when the top echelon of the GOPe UniParty saw candidate Donald Trump win the November 2016 election. Just like the Tea Party was infiltrated and diminished back to the control of the GOPe in 2012, so too was the plan to infiltrate MAGA and take control in 2024.  This is the reason why DeSantis ran in 2018 to mirror the Trump agenda.   Winning Florida via overt and very public support for President Trump was part of the design.

I encourage everyone to watch this documentary. If you don’t believe our elections are compromised, you will change minds after watching this.

Check out Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America’s Elections on Hulu! Here

Professor and Election Expert J. Halderman Hacks into Dominion Voting Machine Tabulator in Court on Friday in Georgia in front of Judge Totenberg USING ONLY A PEN TO CHANGE VOTE TOTALS. Here

Two Maryland voters have filed a lawsuit against the State’s election officials for failing to clean up the voter rolls ahead of the 2024 election Here

THE TIMELINE: How the FBI Thwarted the Investigation into the Hacked Georgia Election Machines and Targeted Whistleblowers Instead | The Gateway Pundit

Taiwan: After-Election Report | Hudson

Political Humor

Chris Christie Joins Trump Campaign as Food Taster

Nikki Haley wows townhall by chugging hot sauce to match ethnicity of every audience member

Despite Negative Reviews, ‘Trump Vs. Biden’ Renewed For Second Season

Trump Stays on Illinois Ballot Despite Belly Button Lint Charge – PJ Media

Trump Promises If Elected He Will Ban Taylor Swift From Football Games

Nikki Haley Says We Must Avoid Peace In The Middle East At All Costs

Buccaneer Bob

Just a thought, BUT, THINK ON THIS. What if the Federal Government decides to punish Texas or other states by using force???? This would allow the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency?? NO ELECTIONS IN 2024!! The U.S. Constitution does not expressly provide for emergency powers. Article II Section 2 of the Constitution provides that “The President shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States.”However, Article II does not grant the President any additional powers during states of emergency.– But would this stop the most lawless President America has ever had?

State Elections: Nullifying Tyranny at the State Line

By Alex Newman

Election rigging and stealing is happening across the country. It’s actually rather common. Don’t let them tell you otherwise.Benny

New Poll: Race to replace Sen. Mitt Romney still up for grabs – Deseret News

Utah County mail-in ballots won’t have prepaid postage in 2024 to cut costs, encourage other voting methods

Rudy and VDH Debrief on the New Lawfare Era Showcased by the E Jean Carroll Nonsense

A compilation of all of the 2020 election challenges and what became of them. 

So let me get this straight:

Fulton County’s system was hacked right around the same time that State Senators began to investigate Fani Willis for an improper relationship with a special prosecutor. The news is reporting that the Judicial System can’t access online court filings and much of their system is down.

The Order of Nine Angles, a Satanic cult founded in the United Kingdom in the 1970s, according to a BBC report from 2020, has endorsed the Biden-Harris ticket for the 2024 presidential election.

Their reasons make perfect sense — considering that they worship evil.

“We want to rush into the abyss so that the “end of history” can come to its natural terminus and a new Dark Age will be visited upon the Earth. This can only happen through weak humanist leadership that will stumble its way into war, famine, recession, terrorism, corruption, and human misery.

Only Biden-Harris can bring about this advancement of history, and therefore, we endorse the Biden-Harris campaign in 2024.”

Any chance these two events are related? What is going on here?

Did a toilet overflow, a pipe break, some feds show up in MAGA hats? Here

The DNC wants power. The RNC wants money. The DNC uses money to get power. The RNC uses power to get money. The ideology of the DNC drives their donor activity. The donor activity of the RNC drives their ideology. This is the difference between the two clubs, two wings of the same vulture.” 

Comparison of Spending Priorities of RNC and DNC Raises Eyebrows

A well-coordinated, well-funded, and high-powered network of leftist organizations, led by a group whose efforts 2016 Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton promoted, is behind the push to remove former President Donald Trump, the 2024 frontrunner for president from any party, from the ballot, Breitbart News has learned. Here

“The Georgia State Senate passed a bill BANNING Ranked-Choice Voting in elections. The vote was 31-19″ Hopefully, the next bill is to ban voting machines

I’m certainly surprised the state legislature is starting to get more serious about election integrity

Nikki Haley Wins Coveted Liz Cheney Support

Liz Cheney has come out in favor of Nikki Haley remaining in the race to represent the best foreign policy interests of those in DC who love using the military to kill people for profit.

Georgia House votes to require watermarks on election ballots | AP News

Hey guys, this is starting to be a repeat of 2020:

  1. Same two teams in the Super Bowl
  2. Likely the same two candidates for the US Presidential election
  3. Some tension with Iran just like in Jan 2020
  4. And the worst: More and more people talking about some unknown viral illness that is going around and making people sick that is not part of the triple pandemic of covid/RSV/flu – I remember reading about Disease X…

What are your thoughts? Like, ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try to kill them again’?

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Utah politicians poised for musical chairs in

senate, house races

By Ed Wallace, Publisher

StateSen.Mike Kennedy, Mikekennedyforutah.com, announced he has formed an exploratory committee to consider running for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District. U.S. Rep. John Curtis currently holds the congressional seat but, in November, showed renewed interest in running for U.S. Senate to replace Mitt Romney. Curtis has yet to officially join the Senate race. Others eyeing a run at Curtis’ seat include Auditor John Dougall and former state Rep. Chris Herrod.

Curtis is hampered by his past that was brought to light in 2017 in a ground-breaking report by UtahStandardNews.com: Report: JOHN CURTIS EXPOSED: A Trail of Sexual Harassment, Incompetence, and Broken Contracts. Curtis will not be able to fool the citizens of Utah as easily as he did in Happy Valley.

Curtis will be challenged by another high-profile Utah politician, Brad Wilson, former Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives. Wison is embroiled his own lawsuit for breaching a contract and other financial misconduct, including forgiving a loan to another Utah politician

Considering that Wilson and Curtis have so much in common, that’s going to be a tough choice for Utah voters as they are finally able to find a replacement for the human dollop of Miracle Whip, Mitt Romney. 

Remember, voting for the lesser of two evils always supports more evil.

As if that race isn’t exciting enough, Derik Brown has announced the formation and initial membership of his Finance Committee to run for Utah Attorney General, to replace Sean Reyes, who is fighting to keep his calender from public view, even after a ruling that official calendars of public officials are, in fact, public records. Reyes is also in very hot water because of his relationship with anti-trafficking activist Tim Ballard

The problem with Brown is that he is a lap-cat of the establishment, and is a paid, professional lobbyist,and has been for a long time. He has the entire Utah establishment oligarchy on his committee.

And Holy Stinking Cow, Deidre Henderson (Lieutenant Governor of the State of Utah), who oversees elections, is on Miller’s Finance Committee. Anyone have a problem with the one person who has complete oversight of Utah elections working on a candidates campaign for AG?

Utah leads the way in unethical behavior; with a disregard for integrity and principled behavior. Why is Utah so corrupt in politics and business? Let’s not forget Utah is number 1 in white collar crime. UtahStandardNews will soon begin to publish text evidence to show how Derek Brown is bought and paid for. 

There is an alternative to Brown, – Austin Hepworth, running as an independent. His values are outstanding. Hepworth recently released some YouTube videos on Latter-Day Media that discuss The Price of Freedom, Legal Insights & the Ut Legislature.

A third Clerk-Auditor is under investigation in Utah.

Don’t worry, it’s not votes…. just $3.4M in unauthorized 401k padding. I’m sure this 20 year auditor would never mess with your sacred votes. Read Here

Mike Lee is correct!

The UTGOP needs to lose its neutrality rules prohibiting endorsing one Republican over another. There are indeed differences. 2024 Senate showdown: Read here

There’s rumblings that Spencer Cox and Deidre Henderson aren’t getting along too well; which explains the pressure for John Curtis to run for senate, so Deidre can slide into Curtis’ house seat. Who will He/Him choose as his next She/Her/Gender Fluid for LG?

Why did your legislators vote for SB 170 securing the incumbents’ seats? The bill’s sponsors sold it as a boon for transparency and a boost for greater involvement in the political process. Despite the overwhelming support, one lawmaker, Rep. Norm Thurston, R-Provo, disagreed. In a committee hearing in 2022, he said the change seemed to provide “protection for incumbents.” Here

The 2023 Election Has Been Certified

By Ed Wallace

So, the election results are in, allegedly (there are currently 3 county clerks in Utah under criminal investigations), and have been certified. The big conservative wave that many were hoping for turned out to be just the same old crimson trickle of blood dripping from Planned Parenthood’s garbage cans.

Part of living in the modern, technologically sophisticated world is understanding that counting ballots takes longer in 2022 than it did in 1951.

Why can Argentina count 25–30 million paper ballots in hours, while certain areas, using machine ballots, take days to count a fraction of that number. How does one reconcile this? These types of rinky-dink elections with long “third world” delays are being normalized, but it’s far from normal, and we all know it.

There seems to be a willful blindness on the part of the American people, a chosen refusal to acknowledge the implications of the unAmerican and unConstitutional behaviors, actions and outcomes we are being served on a daily basis.

It can no longer be presumed to be a matter of, “I can’t see what’s happening”, because a whole lot of normal Americans really are clean and articulate.

“I can’t see it”, just doesn’t cut it.

NONSENSE! Most people can see it. Most are just choosing to reconcile the irreconcilable, because it is more comforting to ignore the truth of it. Just be honest. For many people avoidance has become a survival mechanism.

It’s more along the lines of, “I see what’s happening, but it’s scary and complicated and confusing, and if I admit that I see it, I will become responsible in a way that I am not if I keep pretending I can’t see it or hear it or maybe I don’t understand it.”

Paul gives us a proper perspective: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12). .It is really sad to see what is happening in so many towns across our country. The manipulating, the lying, the cheating, the secret deals behind closed doors, the harassing of the folks who do stand up, by the growth industry: developers, builders, banks, realtors, title companies, appraisers, home inspectors, etc., and the hospitality/tourism industry: lodging, restaurants, events, etc., and the multiple annual marathons, triathlons, senior games, etc., the High density housing… Hence, the continual drive to bring people here to spend money, make them comfortable, and eventually live here. Water and traffic be damned. Get all they can, while they can. Build and destroy….emulating failed states. Zero common-sense. Zero regard for anyone or anything.

I guess Thomas Jefferson was right after all. ‘The government you elect is the government you deserve.’ The parties hear you, voters. You just wait until the next election – they’ll have some real qualified nincompoops that will knock your socks off.

Edsitorial

Here’s my message to all Democrats: Don’t let Trump steal the 2024 election… Demand voter ID



America has moved from a reasonable political argument: “We don’t WANT you to vote for Donald Trump.” …to a flagrant act of tyranny: “We won’t LET you vote for Donald Trump. This is a dangerous mob of tyrants overthrowing a constitutional republic without the slightest hesitation or remorse, while wearing a smirk on their faces.

There is no room in this for disagreement with these scoundrels who have seized power.

A new law was recently introduced into Congrees (here) … If any state in our Union blocks the official nominee of a major political party from the Presidential ballot, their electoral slate will not be counted by Congress on the following January 6th. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

Machines don’t steal elections any more than guns kill people; its PEOPLE that steal elections, and the machines, like guns are just the tools that are used.

If we focus all our efforts on eliminating machines, mail out ballots, etc. and keep the same process for installing the PEOPLE that conduct the elections (corruptocrats like Steve Richer and Bill Gates) we will have gone to all the work of eliminating machines etc. ….and STILL have $STOLEN ELECTIONS.

Whereas, address the process that puts these corruptocrats in charge of elections, and it won’t matter if machines are used, we will get fair elections.

Put another way, if election officials in Maracopa County had followed the election laws, rules/regs, policies/procedures as mandated, Kari Lake would be their Governor. Machine voting, mail our ballots, extended voting period would have made no difference if they had just followed the law.

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They all do. That’s why so many voters get fooled. We try and try to inform them but they are so smitten with name recognition that they dismiss logic and reason to get these people out of office.This Week – Election

We’ve been told that the 2020 election was the most secure in America history. If you don’t say that, you’re called an election denier and a conspiracy theorist. If you worked for President Trump, you’ll probably be indicted.

But according to a new survey, 1-in-5 Americans admit to committing election fraud, taking advantage of 2020’s loosened mail-in ballots, signature verification, and vote bundling enforcement.

Other polls have proven that a plurality or even a majority of Americans believe fraud impacted 2020, but this is the first survey where voters admitted they participated.

Some of the findings include:

– 21% of likely voters who voted by absentee or mail-in ballot in the 2020 election say they filled out a ballot, in part or in full, on behalf of a friend or family member, such as a spouse or child, while 78% say they didn’t.

– 19% of those who cast mail-in votes say a friend or family member filled out their ballot, in part or in full.

– 17% of mail-in voters said they cast a ballot in a state where they were no longer permanent residents.

– Among all voters, mail and in-person, 11% said a friend, family member, co-worker, or other acquaintance has admitted to them they filled out a ballot on behalf of another person in 2020.

And this is just the most mild sort of illegal voting behavior. How many people actually voted in multiple places? How many people had a family member vote for them WITHOUT telling them? How many people did this and didn’t blab to a random pollster?

2020 was not a fair election. It’s obvious. Only a relentless terror campaign by the regime media keeps everyone from saying as much.

How long does it take to count the votes in a Ranked Choice Voting Election? The 2023 RCV elections in Vineyard and Payson were held on November 21, 2023, and the recount required by state law will be THREE WEEKS LATER! “In the case of Vineyard, which had two open seats, it took six elimination rounds to reach a winner for the first seat, Jacob Holdaway. In the third elimination round for that seat, the bottom two candidates were tied at 234 votes. Due to state law regarding ranked-choice voting, this triggers a recount, Davidson said.

In Payson, the issue came from two lower-ranked candidates being within one vote of each other in the fourth elimination round for the city’s first seat. In the Vineyard election, Davidson said he doesn’t anticipate a recount to change the outcome and said that’s likely the same case for Payson. The recount will be completed on Monday, and the board of canvassers in the respective cities will vote to certify the results next week.” https://www.heraldextra.com/…/vineyard-payson-to-have…/

Repairing America’s Broken Elections: Ten Points to True Election Integrity

With special guest: Mark Finchem 

Registration available for Silicon Valley event, 12/12

https://libertyforumsiliconvalley.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/libertyforumsiliconvalley/event.jsp?event=346
https://thefederalist.com/2023/12/12/ranked-choice-voting-proponents-are-lying-to-wisconsin-voters-to-hide-the-systems-flaws/

I like Kera’s opt-in bill. https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/partner_surveys/one_in_five_mail_in_voters_admit_they_cheated_in_2020_election

I bet if you reconcile the “certified” Slates of Electors submitted to the Electoral college versus Electors printed on the election day ballots within the disputed swing states 2020 Presidential election there would be a high percentage of discrepancies. But you cant find ballots and final Electoral College slates online. At least I could not.

The nexus for the loophole is the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Start with refreshing your memory on State’s Compact amendment. These are treaties between states and overseen by SCOTUS. You will have the 12th and 23rd amendments to read too, and Electoral College Voting act and others.

D.C. enacted this law by congress’ 30 day silence on of it in 2010. But D.C. isnt a state.

Very confusing I know, but this is where the 2020 election steal was focused and Trump pending legislation would expose it if the case ever makes it to a courtroom.

Native American votes and Faithless Electors also important. Chiafalo v. Washington.

The only thing I cant resolve is NPV compact FV threshold.

Sorry to be cryptic but witchcraft is hard to understand.

MASSIVE NATIONWIDE ELECTION FRAUD:

A State-by-State Look at Noncitizen Voting – American Thinker

Elections

The legal standard an election must meet, in order to be certified!
1. The voter rolls must be accurate.
2. Votes cast must be from eligible voters.
3. The number of votes counted must equal the number of voters who voted.
4. The maximum number of ballots in error, for a valid federal election, is 1/125,00

There is a move to transform voter sign-up by linking drivers license to the voter registar. Electronic signatures required at voting is probably meant for future fraud. Right now all voter signatures are scanned which means there is a picture of the signature. What electronic signature creates is the signature being transformed into data code that could be transferred.  

Paper ballots must be a requirement, but paper ballots alone solve nothing. There are many ways to tamper with them:

Issuing and mailing them
Voter rolls of those receiving them
Collecting them
Rejecting them
Configuring software on the machines counting them
Securing them before and after scanning them
Preventing re-creation of results by re-scanning entire lot of cast ballots.

The recent videos from the Mississippi county audit was proof of all that.

Minimum starting point for a secure election:
One paper vote, on one day, cast in-person, by a pre-registered voter, verified by valid identification.

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Biden, Garland, Smith and Willis are attempting to OVERTHROW our ELECTIONS and Constitution. This is a criminal political and judicial system acting as seditionists and insurrectionists. The federal government is a massive pay to play money laundering organization for criminals and grifters and must be stopped. Congress should DEFUND everything the dems are doing.

One year out now to the next US election. A grand evil plan of which we’ve been witnessing and suffering has just entered another phase. Weaken our military, give away and leave behind our munitions and spread them even thinner with the vax bioweapon and transvestite ideology. Keep the military occupied on many fronts before we’re hit with the next phase in the grand evil plan, the take over of Taiwan. The CCP owns Biden and Taiwan is their main goal. Coming to an open kinetic theater near you soon. Probably next August for maximum tactical and strategic effect.

Republicans “Eat Their Young,” and that’s the problem with so many in our Party, they go after the people who are on their side, rather than the Radical Left Democrats that are DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY. These are LOSERS, and the Republican Nation must stop following their failed ideas and policies. They only help Crooked Joe Biden!

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People have no idea the levels of automation that exists.a 5 year old, envelope stuffing machine that can stuff 25,000 envelopes AN HOUR!With just a SINGLE machine, you can fill up two 26ft box trucks with 200,000 ballots and drive them to the post office in a SINGLE 8hr DAY. ALL FROM A SINGLE LOCATION.Imagine if there are multiple machines in multiple locations or running 24hrs which most large print shops typically do.You think they have any problem producing enough mail in ballots to steal ANY ELECTION?You are not out ballot harvesting this.All you need is access to the current vote counts and all the influencers encouraging you to vote early or by mail.Imagine the signature being printed on the bulk steal ballots is the EXACT same signature that is on file with the elections office. Notice that all the people are doing is stacking the envelops so the signature can be read by ANOTHER MACHINE.

Well if I print the same signture you have on file, that will match at about 100% with what the machine has on file. Thus accepting the ballot with no human observation.

Most important thing to realize here is NO ONE IS CHECKING THE BALLOTS THE MACHINE ACCEPTS! Once the signature is accepted by that machine, the ballot is removed, counted and commingled with all the other real ballots.

Only the ballots that the machine rejected are the ones observed by people. Those are most likely the real signatures that will vary slightly with the signature on file.

Still think you will out ballot harvest this scheme?

–forwarded by The Peoples Audit

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You’re gonna wanna bookmark this. This is a compilation of all of the 2020 election challenges and what became of them. Despite the MSM lies that 60+ election challenges found no evidence of wrongdoing, there were actually 92 cases, with only 30 decided on the merits, and of those 30, Trump and/or the GOP plaintiff prevailed in 22 of them.

https://election-integrity.info/2020_Election_Cases.htm

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In Bridgeport, Connecticut, State Judge William Clark has thrown out the results of the September Democrat primary election and ordered a new primary to be scheduled and conducted [Court Order Here].  The issue was ballot harvesting and ballot fraud – both violations of state law.

The Judge reviewed CCTV footage showing Wanda Geter-Pataky, vice chair of the Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee and operations specialist for the city, and Eneida Martinez, a former City Council member, working to support the party approved candidate.  Both Ms Geter-Pataky and Ms Martinez participated in absentee ballot fraud, ballot harvesting and ballot stuffing at drop boxes.   Both women invoked the Fifth Amendment when confronted as witnesses by the judge.

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Dragging elections out out for days and days has many downfalls. Here are a few of them.  

We want election DAY, not election season.

https://rumble.com/c/EducatedElectors

Federal Judge Orders Trial for Ga.’s Dominion Voting Machines

Fulton County’s Lawyers Disappear! Election Officials Admit They Destroyed Ballots!
https://www.emerald.tv/p/fulton-countys-lawyers-disappear?

In the era of great pretending this letter ranks at the top of the 2023 hubris scale.  Having attained her position using ballot manipulation and collection, the fraudulently installed AG in Arizona, Attorney General Kris Mayes, is threatening to arrest anyone who does a hand recount of ballots in Mohave County. [SOURCE]

The need for control is a reaction to fear.

theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2023/11/20/the-fall-of-minneapolis

In an era of universal deceit there comes a time when extraordinary actions become necessary.  For those who are deep within the fight, understanding becomes ordinary and few words are needed.  We know, we fight, we remain steadfast….The unabashed, resolute and indefatigable Argentinian Trump, Javier Milei, has won a historic election as the choice of the pragmatic working class who have tried all methods of addressing their grievances only to have their voices dismissed.

Freedom is a word often thrown around by those inside the political sphere as they seek to retain the illusion of choice by controlling the population.  However, freedom in its truest sense is a battle cry of those who are ignored by the same control agents of government.

Congratulations Argentina. WE, those who cherish freedom, ARE WITH YOU!

We will tend the flame because we are worth it.

We will ignite the flame, because we deserve it.

Fearless….

Steadfast…

Note: If you haven’t contacted the Omega4America team to help you delouse the voter rolls in your county, you are behind scheduled. If you are MAGA, the state and local entities are your responsibility. Get the ball rolling.  

EVERYDAY WE’RE MONITORING!

While some are writing stories about finding 4 people registered at a beauty salon, we have remained focused on the biggest issue in the voter rolls.

Registrants with undeliverable mail addresses.

Mail voters with bad addresses is how HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS MAIL BALLOTS are “LOST” and then used to steal elections.

When we started monitoring from the 2020 voter rolls, we had NEARLY A MILLION FL registrants that were undeliverable due to bad addresses or the fact they moved out of state. 

After 2 years, we have cut that number in half…and most of those reductions came in just the last 5 months…So we are just getting started.

This month there was another 4,174 reduction in the amount of bad addresses in the Florida Voter Rolls.

If you already contributed to our work, thank you! You are the reason we were able to keep doing what we are doing.

If you feel moved and can contribute, you can do so here: 

Contribute

–The Peoples Audit

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Funny how Argentina managed to count all 30 million of its ballots by midnight… – American Thinker

This is insanity – just 1 day after Argentina hand-counted 20 million ballots and declared their Presidential winner in the same night, the illegitimate Attorney General of Arizona threatens Mohave County officials w/criminal prosecution for trying to…hand count ballots.

Why can Argentina count 25–30 million paper ballots in hours, while blue US swing states take DAYS with machines?

It’s quite astonishing that the United States of America, one of the most powerful nations in the world, struggles to hold streamlined elections. We’ve gone from having election results on the same night or in the early hours to prolonged counts of sketchy ballots behind closed doors, with the winner remaining unknown for days on end. And these types of rinky-dink elections with long “third world” delays are being normalized, but it’s far from normal, and we all know it. This unacceptable stark contrast was glaringly obvious during the recent presidential election in Argentina, where they efficiently tallied 25 to 30 million paper ballots within hours. Meanwhile, certain blue districts in the United States, using machine ballots, take days to count a fraction of that number. How does one reconcile this?

Well since the majority of our voters-citizens of the states and USA don’t seem motivated to protest our messed up elections, it will continue. AZ had a county prepared to declare they were going to use paper ballots. I watched live yesterday the council meeting where this bill was going to be voted on. Person after person got up to speak to the council and while I was watching, nearly every one of them were against changing the way the ballots were counted.

It was mind boggling to hear their reasons. Too expensive, too risky, dominion won their lawsuits so that proved they do nothing wrong, no court case proved there was any manipulations in the votes, etc. Seriously calls into doubt the knowledge and intelligence of the voters if they cannot see why we should be voting via paper ballots and counting them with human hands and how much they are tuned into the msm for their facts. Very depressing to watch them.

We have a very long road to walk folks, before we get any semblance of our original country back.

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If the County Recorders, and County Supervisors are corrupt, it does not matter whether machines or hand counting is used, the results will be corrupted. Just ask Nixon, 1960; hand count, one day, voter I.D. didn’t MATTER. On the other hand, if we have MAGA County Recorders and Boards of Supervisors,..it really doesn’t matter if we have machines, or even mail in absentee ballots, we can STILL have election integrity. So, WHO controls the County Recorders and Election Boards? The State Party Executive Committees,…THATS who. Its NOT the threat from the State elected official, that caused those Mohave County officials to back down, its the threat of the Executive committee, that could end the Supervisors career.

Seems to me the essence of it all might be in answering “WHAT does “certification” MEAN?

IF Congress is simply putting an official rubber stamp on the votes of the State electors, than the whole process is just a quaint ceremony, like ‘swearing in’ new members of Congress.

If, on the other hand, having members of the Senate and the House from all 50 States assembled in a rare joint session, it is one last opportunity for any calling into question of the electors votes, similar to the point in a marriage ceremony “If any hear object, speak now or forever hold your piece” thats a very different matter.

Reality is, ALL the way through the process, we see public officials treating their role in certifying election results, and even machinery, NOT as a solemn obligation, but as a mere formality.

From certifying machines, to county recorders certifying results to SoS, who then certifies to Gov. who then certifies to the State Legislatures, who then certify the electors to CONgress, “certifying” involves signing documents saying “I hereby CERTIFY,…true and correct,…accurate,…” etc.

Like oaths of office, unfortunately these have transitioned from solemn, BINDING obligations, to symbolic rituals, with no meaning.

The States SoS’s were originally intended to have an OBLIGATION to insure every candidate on their States ballot met the Constitutional requirements for the office.

Now, State SoS’s maintain they have met that obligation, when they recieve a letter from the National Political party Chair, assuring them that the Parties candidate meets the obligation, and that they have NO Obligation beyond stamping the letter “recieved”.
This is how they get around the Constitutional obligations for Natural Birth Citisenship.

Personally, I see no reason to discriminate against those born/delivered by caesarian section, but thats just me, lol. (a joke!) Note – Ewetah doesn’t have an SOS.

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Muskegon Voter Fraud: Video Interrogation of GBI Strategies Official Released, Verifies Prior Gateway Pundit Reporting and Indicts Michigan AG Dana Nessel

In terms of the MECHANICS of how it works, the top level is the State R party executive committee, the middle level is the County election officials, and the bottom,as depicted is the selected politicians.

And yes, there are two more levels going higher; the RNC that distributes $ to the STATE R parties, and the Billionaire donor class, that coughs up the $.

WE can not “get” to them, nor can we “get” to the lowest level, the elected politicians; tried it with Tea party, again with KL “slate” of MAGA Candidates.

The election officials, County Recorder/Election board, BLOCKED our efforts, and are still in place.

The LYNCHPIN, the Keystone that keeps the whole corrupt system working is the STATE R PARTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

https://timohdee.substack.com/p/cast-ballot-lists?r=1s0f1z

Public access to the voter lists at an affordable cost

 A cast vote record shows how each ballot was tabulated for each race. The

records need to be recorded in the order the ballots were tabulated. There is no

personally identifiable information on the record itself to compromise voter secrecy

though some thought needs to be given to assure that nobody could piece together the

voting sequence and match it to the people that voted.

b. Grade: C – For ES&S counties, we were informed by the Secretary of State and ES&S that

this option has not been available because it required a ‘risk limiting audit’ feature to

enable it and that feature is not used in Idaho.

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REMOVE and REPLACE the RINOS there, with MAGA, and that power is ours, to advance a whole, Statewide SLATE of MAGA Candidates, that can work together with WILL and UNITY of PURPOSE, to assert States rights, and cut the kneees out from under an overweaning Feral Giverment.

ONE Maga State leads to more, and a network of Strong State Governments insures the continuation of MAGA, for generations to come.

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FTA
During the meeting, while the supervisors were discussing whether the hand count would be in addition to using the voting tabulator machines or in place of them, the Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) posted a flyer explaining why the machines are not necessary. The MCRC said, “AUTOMATIC BALLOT TABULATING EQUIPMENT IS ***UNNECESSARY*** WHEN BALLOTS ARE BEING COUNTED MANUALLY.” 

Cast Ballot Lists: An essential tool for election transparency. Plus updates from multiple states. https://timohdee.substack.com/p/cast-ballot-lists?r=1s0f1z

No man can shut” it, but the Uniparty most likely will. “This Is Going To Expose Everything”: Mike Lindell Says Georgia Voting Machine Ruling “Opened The Door That No Man Can Shut”
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/going-expose-everything-mike-lindell-says-georgia-voting-machine-ruling-opened-door-no

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Pa. counties must accept undated, incorrectly dated mail ballots, federal court rules

https://www.spotlightpa.org/news/2023/11/pennsylvania-mail-ballot-election-count-undated-improperly-dated/

And said Federal Courts will refuse to hear any cases. You can still go through the motions of “voting” if you want to, but The State will decree who shall rule over you. Anyone who objects will be sent to the Gulag, “no trial necessary.”

And, for the convenience of President Xi, the Capitol will be permanently relocated to Beijing.

SECOND Democrat Accused of Cheating in Connecticut Race with Absentee Ballots – In a Separate Local Race after Results in Mayor’s Race Are Thrown Out

SECOND Democrat Accused of Cheating in Connecticut Race with Absentee Ballots – In a Separate Local Race after Results in Mayor’s Race Are Thrown Out (VIDEO)

What causes errors in the scanning and tabulation process? The first place to look is the ballot definition file and the ballot styles. 

This video explains why errors happen, how to identify what went wrong, and some tips to prevent it from happening.  

Explanation of the ballot definition file, the ballot style, and how they relate to each other. 

Bottom line: We have no room for errors in our elections, especially when it’s preventable. Human error is intentional. 

watch
https://rumble.com/v3x6fls-balot-definition-file-and-ballot-style-errors.html

For full report on Pinal County election breakdown – email MSG Dona – oneactual@aol.com

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“A federal jury in Sioux City, Iowa, convicted an Iowa woman today for a voter fraud scheme during the Iowa 2020 primary and general elections.

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Kim Phuong Taylor, 49, of Sioux City, perpetrated a scheme to fraudulently generate votes for her husband in the primary election for Iowa’s 4th U.S. Congressional District in June 2020. After Taylor’s husband lost in the primary, he ran for Woodbury County Supervisor in the 2020 general election and Taylor again engaged in ballot fraud, causing absentee ballots to be fraudulently requested and cast. Taylor submitted or caused others to submit dozens of voter registrations, absentee ballot request forms, and absentee ballots containing false information. Taylor completed and signed voter forms without voters’ permission and told others that they could sign on behalf of relatives who were not present.

The jury convicted Taylor of 26 counts of providing false information in registering and voting, three counts of fraudulent registration, and 23 counts of fraudulent voting. She faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison for each count.”

Woman Convicted for Voter Fraud Scheme
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/woman-convicted-voter-fraud-scheme

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The Fall of Minneapolis

Powerful! If this documentary doesn’t convince you that elected Democrat Politicians are the most vile, despicable, opportunistic, deceitful and corrupt bunch of criminals without a conscience or shame that the world has ever seen, then I don’t know what will.

Liz Collin’s documentary “The Fall of Minneapolis” is now streaming on Rumble.

WATCH NOW: https://t.co/QYQs4MxT0C pic.twitter.com/pwr3nK7AW6

— Alpha News (@AlphaNewsMN) November 16, 2023


Fulton County, Georgia, acknowledges, in a major Consent Decree, that 3,600 individual ballots were DUPLICATED (36 Batches). THAT’S A LOT OF CRIME. When are the rest of the facts coming out? We are all waiting. This is just the beginning. UNBELIEVABLE!…djt

Mark Finchem Fires Back Against Arizona’s Fascist Attorney General’s Intimidation Tactic Over County’s Proposed Shift to Paper Ballots

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Introducing the Precinct Mapping Project

https://skeshel.substack.com/p/introducing-the-precinct-mapping
https://skeshel.substack.com/p/inside-the-county-s2-file-precinct


Seth Keshel Introduces Precinct Mapping Project to Save 2024 Election from Fraud – Here’s How You Can Help | The Gateway Pundit | by Jim Hoft

Even the most basic statistical research and attempts at numerical reconciliation make election fraud deniers among the dumbest people to have ever drawn oxygen.

Some gold unearthed by the Precinct Mapping Project and local leader Ken V. for Henrico County, VA, 2020 election results:

Precincts over 100% turnout
Randolph – 115% (426 votes/326 registered)
Spottswood – 113% (1260/1111)
Monument Hills – 111% (1270/1120)
Hunton – 111% (1174/1060)
Rollingwood – 105% (2096/1989)
Longdale – 105% (1941/1853)
Elko – 105% (786/751)
Derbyshire – 104% (2081/2004)
Lauderdale – 100% (2494/2484)
Antioch – 100% (1976/1970)

My estimate for Henrico was 15,572 fraudulent votes for one particular candidate.

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Risk limiting audits only limit the risk of failing the audit. They are being pushed around the country, and are insufficient. 

They often select a very low number of ballots to be audited, and if the results don’t match enough to pass the audit, they just add more ballots until it does.

Look at the “ballot polling RLA”. They just count some votes and if the majority of the votes counted match the winner, it’s a successful audit…

In WA, many times the race being audited isn’t even included on the ballots selected for the audit! Why are they selecting ballots that don’t include the race being audited? So the already low number of ballots selected is now even lower! 

It is a joke! They will select 150 ballots, and only 60 will have the actual race being audited. Really?!?!

Imagine a major, publically traded company, where the suggestion was made, questioning the accuracy of the companies books.

The Company denies it, says their books are the most secure in history, and accuses ANYBODY who questions them of attempting to undermine faith in the company.

Lawsuits are brought, and they suppress evidence, destroy evidence, and use proceedural roadblocks to have the cases dismissed.

Would you buy stock in the company, after all this?

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The 2020 election was in part fixed by the suppression of the evidence on it, and the deep state – in the form of 51 former intelligence officers – saw to it that it was falsely dismissed as Russian disinformation and rendered null and void as a factor in determining a significant number of votes.

A former Trump White House aide named Garrett Ziegler obtained a copy of the hard drive and is speaking out and publishing its contents. A few days ago, the nonprofit he founded, Marco Polo 501c3, published over 10,000 photos from the laptop on a site, https://bidenlaptopmedia.com, that almost immediately became overwhelmed with traffic.

But a 22-minute interview that he did with SkyNews Australia is far more interesting than the laptop photos (which have what the Brits call the naughty bits covered up, anyway).

No American television network available on cable/satellite systems has so far given him this kind of platform. I hope that changes as this interview gains attention in this country, but you can forget about the alphabet networks. Fox News? I am not holding my breath. Maybe NEWSMAX

Ziegler is obviously an intelligent guy and has done his homework, spending months going over the data and compiling and classifying the content. He makes the point that there is clear evidence of multiple crimes, none of which have been prosecuted. The reason? The laptop data “Implicates people of both parties….It’s really the uniparty that is implicated in this.” A bit later, “The intel agencies are the epicenter of the US uniparty.”

Story here:

You are not supposed to know about the contents of the laptop computer that Hunter Biden neglected to retrieve from a repair shop in Delaware. 

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2023/06/stunning_tv_interview_in_australia_on_the_hunter_b

The less you are involved in your local elections, the easier it is for someone to steal it.  

The more you participate, the more you are watching, the more you are paying attention, the more questions you are asking, the more you are present and the more hands on you become makes it harder for anyone to pull the wool over your eyes.  

GET INVOLVED!

DID YOU KNOW: President Trump Won The “In-Person” Vote In EVERY State In 2020!

‘Meanwhile, Biden won the “mail-in ballot” vote in every state — all 50 of them!’

DID YOU KNOW: President Trump Won The “In-Person” Vote In EVERY State In 2020! | WLT Report

Ahead of the highly-anticipated 2024 presidential election, more than 23 million immigrants to the United States who now have naturalized American citizenship are eligible to cast ballots, new analysis reveals.

Analysis: Over 23M Immigrants Eligible to Vote in U.S. Ahead of 2024 Election

Kemp and Ratsburger knowingly certified a fraudulent presidential election in favor of FJB and the catastrophic results of the past 3 years.
“BREAKING EXCLUSIVE PART III: The Errors, The Lie, the Cover-Up in Georgia’s 2020 Election – Raffensperger Gets Caught – Here’s How You Can Help!”

“Remember that the 2020 results were certified for Biden three days after the election after he overcame President Trump’s 200,000 vote lead on election night to steal the election by less than 12,000 votes in Georgia.”
“3125 duplicate ballot counts and 17,852 votes counted that do not have a corresponding ballot image. This complaint resulted in the creation of investigation SEB2023-25.”

“election identified 148,000 ballots that appeared to have been created by a machine and to be fraudulent. Fulton county and state are still preventing access to these ballots even though the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that the plaintiffs have the right to audit these ballots”

According to Comer, “a FedEx worker showed up to Penn Biden Center on November 2, 2022, to load the documents and ship them out. In understated fashion, Comer said that he “finds it troublesome that boxes of documents were potentially removed from Penn Biden Center prior to NARA’s arrival and assessment.”

In January 2023, President Biden’s personal attorney, Bob Bauer, released a statement that included a timeline of events that inexplicably began on November 2, 2022, with the “unexpected discovery” of Obama-Biden records at the Penn Biden Center.

The timeline from Bauer & Biden was incomplete and misleading. It omitted months of communications, planning, and coordinating among the multiple White House officials, Ms. Chung, Penn Biden Center employees, and President Biden’s personal attorneys to retrieve the boxes containing classified materials.

Bauer’s timeline also failed to disclose the FedEx pickup that happened on the morning of November 2nd. Yet another Biden/Government coverup. Done as Trump is being prosecuted by Biden’s DOJ for what are likely lesser offenses.

Extremely important data that sprang up thanks to the curious case of Henrico County, demonstrating multiple precincts over 100% turnout thanks to concealing of records and shuffling of vote categories and counts.

Free for all – please read and disseminate – the left proven wrong again in what is shaping up to be another critical element of the puzzle in unwinding our election crisis.

The Hidden Element of Electile Dysfunction: Record Keeping

The Hidden Element of Electile Dysfunction: Record Keeping

12/1 State Elections: Nullifying Tyranny At The State Line
By Alex Newman

State Elections: Nullifying Tyranny at the State Line

Election rigging and stealing is happening across the country.

It’s actually rather common.

Don’t let them tell you otherwise.

Elections in America are broken.

—In Virginia, the former General Registrar of Prince County is being prosecuted for altering the vote count in the 2020 election.

—In Massachusetts, a woman was caught on camera stealing ballots from citizen mailboxes to commit voter fraud.…

— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 29, 2023

Critical read about judicial battle going on under the radar in Nevada – specifically regarding corruption in Reno. 

The Challenges of Fair Trials and Fair Elections in The Silver State

OPINION: The Challenges of Fair Trials and Fair Elections in The Silver State

The Philippines’ election regulator on Wednesday banned voting system Smartmatic due to the threat it posed to the “integrity” of future Philippine elections.The ban stems from an investigation launched by the US Justice Department against former Comelec chairman Andres Bautista for alleged corruption, conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering. (Barron’

An Arizona Judge ruled that We The People Arizona Alliance cannot access videos from Runbeck Election Services Inc., a major third-party vendor responsible for operating portions of the 2022 election. In his order from the Superior Court, the Judge found that Runbeck is not compelled to provide the records under Arizona law, as the law only applies to public entities.

If the entity that prints, mails, receives, scans, and stores our ballots for DAYS after the election cannot be FOIA’d, then they should not be paid BY THE TAX PAYER.

This is our “free and fair election”, not some general contractor building another lavish office space.

An Arizona Judge ruled that We The People Arizona Alliance cannot access videos from Runbeck Election Services Inc., a major third-party vendor responsible for operating portions of the 2022 election. In his order from the Superior Court, the Judge found that Runbeck is not… pic.twitter.com/XAkSKpyUlk

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Note: If you haven’t contacted the Omega4America team to help you delouse the voter rolls in your county, you are behind scheduled. If you are MAGA, the state and local entities are your responsibility. Get the ball rolling.  

EVERYDAY WE’RE MONITORING!

While some are writing stories about finding 4 people registered at a beauty salon, we have remained focused on the biggest issue in the voter rolls.

Registrants with undeliverable mail addresses.

Mail voters with bad addresses is how HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS MAIL BALLOTS are “LOST” and then used to steal elections.

When we started monitoring from the 2020 voter rolls, we had NEARLY A MILLION FL registrants that were undeliverable due to bad addresses or the fact they moved out of state. 

After 2 years, we have cut that number in half…and most of those reductions came in just the last 5 months…So we are just getting started.

This month there was another 4,174 reduction in the amount of bad addresses in the Florida Voter Rolls.

If you already contributed to our work, thank you! You are the reason we were able to keep doing what we are doing.

If you feel moved and can contribute, you can do so here: 

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–The Peoples Audit 

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Nov 17 2023

Post-Election Audit Study

Legislators received a Post-Election Audit Study, and the news was all good – except for one thing – the legislators themselves.

“Our sense is that Utah does a great job,” said BYU’s Quin Monson. “While there are always ways to improve, one of the things that is most damaging to confidence in our elections has been rhetoric from elected officials. The one thing you could do to boost confidence is present a united front from elected officials.”

Monson was responding to a question from Sen. David Buxton about what we can do to “restore” confidence in the system. HB448 from Rep. Cory Maloy answered most of the questions from the law. The lieutenant governor then contracted with academics from BYU, USU, and WSU to conduct a Post-Election Audit Review.

Monson and USU’s Damon Cann went through their analysis, concluding that the audit process for signatures has already been reviewed for accuracy. Clerks, they said, are careful and thorough.

Previously, audits took place at the end of the process. However, if an issue were found, there was no way to fix it because ballots had already been separated from their envelopes. Under the new law, audits are taking place before ballots are separated. They called the system “robust, carefully conducted, and thorough.”

A summary of the audit itself says this: “Perhaps the biggest challenge facing election integrity at present is that voters likely know very little about current election security practices in Utah. A future supplement to this report will provide more information about how Utah voters respond to more information about things like signature validation and audit practices.”

I will include a copy of the audit rather than go through the details. The LG also asked them to check other states’ processes and compare Utah’s tabulation process with a “risk-limiting” plan.

A risk-limiting audit verifies accuracy through a random sample of ballots. Only three states presently require it, although 12 others are studying. The downside is that it requires additional staff time and money.

Also, at this time there is not technology that would allow ranked choice voting in a risk-limiting audit. If Utah were to choose this method, the suggestion is that it be done as a pilot project.

They also looked at a “post-election logic and accuracy” test in which you run sample ballots through equipment, but they feel it’s a much weather method and would set Utah back.

The professors did recommend more transparency from county officials – how they announce results of audits and how they allow people to view what’s going on.

Rep. Kay Christofferson wondered out loud about returning to voting in person and would like a comparison of costs.

Asked about the most egregious findings, the professors said they only uncovered a bit of inconsistency on the part of counties with record keeping.

Draft Legislation “Election Revisions”

A few updates to law:

• When a candidates withdraws, other candidates must be notified within two days

• If ballots have been sent out, voters who have email addresses should be notified at least two days before the election, or the nearest day to the end of the write-in period.

• Initiatives: once an initiative packet is completed, sponsors no longer need to each county clerk. They can send to the LG’s office directly.

• Physical editions of code books no longer have to be sent to election officials. Digital saves money.

• Candidates should use email addresses that are regularly monitored or risk not being added to the state website

One representative worried that the legislature is making too many rules. “The kids want to play, but the rules are too long.”

The chair gave the public 1 minute each for comment:

Cristy Henshaw – Chair of the Utah County Republican Party, thinks cities should be able to “take back” ballots from the county and board of canvassers, saying “the definition of ballots is incorrect.”

One man complained that signature verifiers were untrained.

One woman complained that the number of ballots doesn’t match those in the audit. This was addressed at last month’s interim.

The draft legislation was defeated. I asked Sen. Jen Plumb, who voted against it, and she said she felt there was not enough time for the public to weigh in.

Draft Legislation “Initiatives and Referenda Amendments”

• Two options, both of which address that signature gatherers shall provide the document and how remove signature – it now says shall offer*

• ADA compliant – put some initials in box… write contact info for clerk ..

• Read and understand law –removed understand – both versions simply say READ

Option B – requires Legislative Counsel office to prepare a summary, which would be included in the signature packet, after a petition for a referendum has been filed. The office would prepare the summary.

Most controversial – Objective summary to clarify and simplify language in code.

Sen. Daniel Thatcher said DP just articulated WHY he doesn’t want to make initiatives and referendums easier. “Don’t you want free ponies for everybody?” He said he opposes because they are co-equal to legislature.

DP said while it is nearly impossible to find an objective source for a summary, the counsel’s office is one of the best.

Rep. Calvin R. Musselman, said the legislature could take up the issue of summaries later, with more public input. Rep. Stephanie Gricius moved that the committee pass Option A without a summary.

Passed favorably.

Draft Legislation “Criminal Threat or Interference Amendments

Additional protections – reviewed by sentencing commission. Amended existing provisions.

A crime to threaten harm to public official and family if purpose to influence or retaliate. Modifying and clarifying.

There was no sponsor.

LG thinks this is important messaging despite having the tools to prosecute.

Public – One citizen asked definition “intimidation” and “threaten.” Thomas Vaughn answered that legally these terms are decided by jury. Personal opinions are protected.

Will Carlson – All this does is take boats and turn it into one ship.

Passed favorably

The Cost of Abortion – $288,225,000,000,000 ($288 trillion 225 billion) over 5 decades.

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            Recently a Fox News journalist ran a story about the number of abortions in the US. Since the 2022 Supreme Court Dobbs decision reversed the 1973 Roe v Wade decision. The Roe case overturned abortion limitations in the 45 states of the Union, which had not then legalized abortion. [per IZA.org study].

            So just what is the cost for an abortion?  The cost varies by type, from $800 for pills, to $2,000 for clinic at a six month term. [source https://www.plannedparenthood.org/blog/how-much-does-an-abortion-cost June 2022]. At a million abortions a year,  the $2,000 figure gives an estimate of a $2 billion annual industry.  But that is but a slight portion of the cost of abortions to America.

            Fox News quoted two sources on abortions,  the Guttmacher institute and the Center for Disease control. Unlike Deaths which have mandatory reporting and forms. There is not now, nor has there ever been a mandatory reporting of abortions to a governmental public health or other office to keep track of abortions. So the Guttmacher institute purports to survey abortion clinics and providers to come up with its statistics.  Fox News published the following on June 17, 2003, that ‘1.6 million abortions [are] performed in the U.S. each year.’  Among other statistics it notes that of mothers, ‘60% are white and 35% are black’.  The black percentage is 13.6% [https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/US/PST045223]. The  Fox News of June 5, 2022 updated the statistic to a million abortions for the year of 2020. And Fox News  story on May 4, 2022, wrote ‘more than 63 million abortions are estimated to have taken since the 1973 Roe v Wade ruling.’  

            Abortion’s economic cost has been little discussed, concerning the lives which never were.  But the cost can be quantified. A November 25, 2023 Fox News column by Kendall Tietz quoted a study from the Institute of Labor Economics about abortion, whose authors made abortion access a matter of ‘financial stability’  such as ‘falling behind on the rent or losing a job’.  [https://docs.iza.org/dp16608.pdf The Effects of the Dobbs Decision on Fertility]

            Can we quantify the value of loss of life from each abortion? How much is an American human life worth? The following excerpt is from Perspectives on Income Taxation – Claims,  Chapter 8  Good Lower Taxes due to splitting income, 2024 publishing pending by IGI Publishing, John Choate author.

For instance, the wealth of a state or community can be calculated.  And from that community wealth calculation, the value of each person can be quantified.

 A portion of community wealth is the visible tax base, which are those properties which can be taxed to support local fire, police, libraries, schools, roads, bridges, parks and recreation.   Non visible assets such as stocks, bonds, bank deposits,  education,  weather, energy, jobs, are not readily available for comparison by references to publicly available data.  A lot of wealth is hidden behind closed doors, which may be out of town, out of state or foreign.  These assets are available for economic growth, but not for  community taxation. Visible taxable assets include property, to wit commercial and residential real estate, and personal property, such as cars, boats, or transportation.

A comparison of Visible assets is illustrative of the difference in wealth per capita, of concern by the Founding fathers.  Visible assets gave approximate values as follows.   As of 2022,   Per capita wealth is calculated by dividing population into the taxable property fair market value. Three locations are given as examples, one on the east coast, one from the west coast, and one from the middle states.

Connecticut, Greenwich – $774,000 is the per capita wealth.  The taxable  Grand list is  $33.9 Billion, and the FAIR MARKET VALUE (FMV)  $48 Billion of the visible property.  mil rate 11, population 62,000.

https://www.greenwichct.gov/DocumentCenter/View/31768/Final-Budget-2022- 2023?bidId=

Oklahoma Seminole – $76,600 is the per capita wealth. .  The taxable property assessed valuation  is $205,000,000 (11% of FAIR MARKET VALUE (FMV) ); and the  FMV $1.8 Billion of the visible property. Population 23,500 in 2021.

www.sai.ok.gov.   Seminole county.   [Seminole’s per capita wealth is one tenth of Greenwich Connecticut and one twenty fourth of Beverly Hills California.]

California Beverly Hills – $1,826,000 is the per capita wealth, The population 33,400The taxable property  assessed valuation of approximately $42.7 billion, and the FAIR MARKET VALUE (FMV)   $61 Billion, mil .04 rate  $100.

https://beverlyhills.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=49&event_id=5747&meta_id=530731

            These 3 examples show a range of quantified wealth from $76 thousand to over $One million eight hundred thousand per person.  Multiplying by 63 million abortions gives a range of $4 triilion788 billion at the lower end of  $76 thousand per capita of Oklahoma. Or a range of $48 trillion 762 billion at the middle range of $774 thousand per capita of Connecticut. Or a range of  $115 trillion 38 billion at the upper range of $1.8 million per capita in California.  These figures represent the losses to America’s wealth based on the estimated abortions over 2 generations.

            This is illustrative of the value of persons over a broad area.  

            However the visible assets lack the value of investments in bonds, stocks, life insurance, annuities,  coins, cash hoards, art, books, patents, intellectual property, trade marks, education, and other which are not readily available for comparison.

            The United States government does have a means by which it unobtrusively values human life.  A recent example, circa 2002, was used to reimburse families of the three thousand Americans who lost their lives in the attacks on 9/11 in New York City, Arlington Virginia, and Pennsylvania.  The amount of reparations was $2 and a half million per victim, each claim approved by the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund of 2001, listed by the Department of Justice, at oig.justice.gov, and a 911 Health and Compensation Act. An additional 4,400 physical injury applications were processed. The task was reportedly assuming a $2.5 million per life,  offset by insurance or payments if received.

https://www.justice.gov/archive/victimcompensation/comp_deceased.html

            This raises the range of life extinguished value to $157 trillion, 500 billion, based on life value of $2.5 million times 63 million abortions.

            To bring the dollar value up to date, we can observe the first class postage stamp was 37 cents, which has increased to 68 cents, an increase of 183% in the two decades.  

            So,  adjusting the $2.5 million per life to 2024, raises the amount to $4,575,000 per person based on the 2001 life valuation.  This raises the value adjusted to current purchasing power to $288 trillion, 225 billion. By comparison, the global stock market is estimated at $109 trillion, tripling in amount since 2003. [source visualcapitalist.com Sep 27,2023]. The US Residential real estate is estimated at $47 trillion and the global real estate is $379.7 trillion, [benoitproperties.com June 2023, costar.com].  Revenue of American food is about $1 trillion in 2024. [www.statista.com]. The National Debt exceeds $34 Trillion, and increasing  about $40 billion a week [fiscaldata.treasury.gov].

            The point of this explanation is to show that abortion has been a enormous drag on the wealth of America over the past 5 plus decades.  In summary,  the true cost of abortion is nine times the national debt, of wealth that has been foregone because of this policy.

Utah’s Quasi Government EntitiesGrifters’ Delight … Taxpayers’ Despair

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By Wayne Wickizer, USN Columnist., From his blog January 3, 2024

Utah’s Quasi Government Entities
Grifters’ Delight … Taxpayers’ Despair

The Wasatch Front Regional Council and its little cousin the CWC are quasi governmental entities and two typical Utah scams gutting the body politic and grifting the various Treasuries of local municipalities, the State of Utah, and the United States of America.

In-as-much-as Utah is the 2nd most corrupt State in the Nation, that fact alone raises red flags over the WFRC and the CWC’s contrived, lackluster, longevity.

These two, most egregious, do little, Grifts among the history of a host of other grifting predecessors are sucking up hard earned livings from friends and families across the nation and not just from The Wasatch Front.

It remains that we have bloated repositories crammed with terabytes full of plans.  Yet after years and years with no tunnels, no gondolas, no wider roads, no rapid transit or rail lines, no other forms of canyon transportation to interrupt this perpetual planning loop, we have no relief from congestion.   In a week or so, the report following this one will expose Utah’s Goodfellas and their plans for the Grandfather of all Grifts. As soon as we do so, we can Count on Utah’s Goodfellas to scramble for control over those plans and projects and activate their “sub rosa” insiders, nominees, and cutouts! Lil’ Coxy, Utah’s RINO, Woke Governor, will not want the plan we unfold to be exposed prematurely.

For today’s report, we don’t have readily available all the many years prior spent planning and playing with the taxpayers’ dollars.  Planning for what?  Well … planning for Canyons’ transportation needs seems to have been the perpetual “sticking point.”  All these years and all these dollars in the toilet.

WFRC 2022 & 22023 spent ~$17,000,000.00
WFRC 2024 budgeted so far ~$18,000,000.00
CWC 2022-2023 spent ~$958,204.00
CWC 2023-2024 budgeted so far ~$869,850.00

For the WFRC, look at the details and the line items in the PDF report that follows.  For one example, it line items like the following that set the Ole’ Buzzard’s hair on fire.  “$59,292 – Planning studies undesignated.”  How many party perks and travel junkets are in the “undesignated“?  Back in the Ole’ Buzzard’s day, the “Undesignated” would be sufficient cause to go to work and investigate.  We would also be examining the ~$400,000.00 rent that the WFRC is paying for renting their spot in the Cicero building each year.

The WFRC

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-W2FKaJZMxqsUQqV1yO5V3KCH3LxaK_J/preview


The CWC

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17ma9AHXvObHJbGXD0kJZkXWYEreltNRb/preview


The “Planning Process” is inherently
a rip off … a grift!

A discussion worth contemplating about project planning is as follows:

“Corruption in municipal project planning is a serious issue that affects the quality, cost, and sustainability of urban development.  Some of the common forms of corruption in this area are:

Bribery and kickbacks: Developers or contractors may offer money or other benefits to municipal officials or employees in exchange for favorable decisions, such as granting planning permission, approving designs, awarding contracts, or overlooking violations.
Collusion and bid rigging: Developers or contractors may collude with each other or with municipal officials or employees to manipulate the bidding process, such as by inflating prices, restricting competition, or splitting contracts.
Embezzlement and fraud: Municipal officials or employees may misuse or divert public funds allocated for planning or construction projects, such as by falsifying invoices, overbilling, or creating ghost projects.
Conflict of interest and lobbying: Municipal officials or employees may have personal or professional ties with developers or contractors that influence their decisions, such as by owning shares, receiving gifts or hospitality, or working as consultants.  They may also use their position to lobby for or against certain projects or policies that affect their interests.
Lack of transparency and accountability: Municipal planning systems may lack adequate mechanisms to ensure transparency and accountability in decision-making, such as by not disclosing information, not consulting stakeholders, not enforcing rules and regulations, or not investigating and sanctioning misconduct.
These forms of corruption can have negative impacts on the public interest, such as by reducing the availability and affordability of housing, compromising the safety and quality of infrastructure, increasing the environmental and social costs of urbanization, and eroding the trust and confidence in public institutions.”

The above is absolutely nothing new for Utah.
Years ago we published a report about quasi government entities like the WFRC and the CWC.   For emphasis, we add portions of that report here.

Utah Quasi Government Entities Fraud (Upots) Interlocal agencies, independent entities, special service districts, Associations of Governments (AOG), and conservancy districts — each of these is a type of government-sponsored or -created organization given control of some aspect of administration, localized policy making, or government service.  In short, they have control over a portion of your tax dollars and/or your life.  Who are these mysterious organizations that, up until recently, have hidden their operations in the shadows? To be clear, they hold some public meetings, report to the Utah Legislature periodically, and probably even have up-to-date websites.  However, they probably would rather you not know about the size of their budgets, nor their too frequent misappropriation of funds.

The average Utahn might recognize these government organizations from the media attention they have received over the past few years.  By MICHAEL MELENDEZ 30TH MAY ’17 Libertas Institute 

  1. Utah’s USTAR Audit: $334 million USTAR effort inflated jobs, revenue High-tech initiative • Report says the project over-reported jobs it created and revenues it brought in.  By Lindsay Whitehurst, Salt Lake Tribune, October 16, 2013.
  2. Utah’s Utah DairyAuditor chides Utah Dairy Commission over misused credit cards, accountability CEO questions authority to probe, claims report has ‘multitudinous’ errors Auditors found the commission had 122 credit card charges totaling $9,213 for which there were either no original receipts or no itemized receipts. There were 25 charges at restaurants, including five at Starbucks that appeared to be personal, totaling $2,500 without documentation for the purpose of the meal or who attended.  Other expenses include airline upgrades, cash advances, a Utah State University annual AG Day barbecue and football, and $180 manicure for Harrison.  By Dennis Romboy @dennisromboy Published: September 14, 2016.
  3. Utah’s UTAUTA doubled execs’ bonuses last year while seeking tax hike Controversy • Incentive pay bumped as agency sought tax hike to restore bus service. The agency spent $1.74 million on such bonuses last year, twice the $870,368 doled out in 2012, according to UTA salary data analyzed by The Salt Lake Tribune.  By Lee Davidson, Salt Lake Tribune, April 14, 2014.
  4. Utah’s DABC  = Audit of Utah’s liquor control authority finds millions in accounting errors POSTED 9:28 AM, MAY 30, 2017, BY BEN WINSLOW, UPDATED AT 05:47 PM, MAY 30, 2017 The report from Utah State Auditor John Dougall, obtained by FOX 13 ahead of the DABC commission’s monthly meeting, said from July to December 2016, the DABC did not record $216 million in revenue or $118 million in goods sold into the state’s ledger system, FINET.  It also found anywhere from $26 million to $308 million in discrepancies through the state liquor control authority’s various financial reporting systems for December 2016 and January of this year alone.  Office of the Utah Legislative Auditor General Fraud Prevention “No audit since the 1980s & Illegal Activities” Office of the Utah Legislative Auditor General 
  5. Utah’s GOED  = Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Type: Branch of Governor’s Office Funding: Sales Taxes (General Fund) and Tax Credits Funds in question: Post-performance tax deals to board member businesses. In 2009, for example, they totalled over $2 million.  “GOED board endows one of its own, again Incentives » MediConnect accepts $1.8 million tax credit.”  By Lesley Mitchell, Salt Lake Tribune, December 11, 2009.
  6. Utah’s Medicaid  =Office of the Utah Legislative Auditor General Fraud Prevention  Spring 2017 Conference.  Utah Medicaid Audit found complete lack of oversight and control with fraud, waste, and abuse likely.  Estimate: $20 million MORE could be recovered in Utah Medicaid with proper controls in place. 
  7. Utah’s LPP = Lake Powell Pipeline Conservancy District Funds; Washington County Water District Water Fees and Property Taxes; $1.3-2.8 billion over 50 years for Lake Powell Pipeline Who will pay for Powell pipeline? All of us, U. economists say Powell project • Analysis concludes that the consultant underestimated costs and didn’t consider interest on proposed bonds.  By Brian Maffly, Salt Lake Tribune, September 21, 2016.
  8. Utah’s UCA  = Utah 911 Utah Communication Authority (UCA) Type: Independent State Entity Funding: Local & State Taxes Over $1 million embezzled FOX 13 POSTED 4:01 PM, APRIL 8, 2016, BY LAUREN STEINBRECHER AND MARK GREEN, UPDATED AT 09:30 PM, APRIL 8, 2016
  9. Utah’s URS  = Utah Retirement System Insider Trading Asset Misclassifications Office of the Utah Legislative Auditor General Fraud Prevention Spring Conference Report  Utah Retirement Systems Slide 25  “Found asset misclassifications and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) involved in an outside  consulting business. Outside activity vaguely disclosed, but nobody questioned it. Utah Retirement Systems Turns out, CIO’s partner was a URS Board Member, who happened to be an investment advisor for the LDS Church. Front-Running/Insider Trading was occurring.” Office of the Utah Legislative Auditor General Spring 2017 Conference.
  10. Utah’s Utah Capital Investment (formerly Utah Fund of Funds) = Type: Public-Private Partnership Funding: Contingent Tax Credits Funds in question: Over $100 million invested every year with questionable returns Overstated the Returns on its Investments,Downplayed the Costs of Doing Business, Lacking in Transparency.  By Robert Gehrke, Salt Lake Tribune, August 27, 2014.

27 million immigration case appeals  and counting

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            The immigration court backlog topped 3 million cases as of the beginning of 2024, as reported by the USA Today.  Also reported was the Biden  budget hired 300 new Immigration Judges, and requested funds for another  150. The present judges have 4000  caseloads and work for an agency of the Department of Justice. Cases are being scheduled out to 2031. Those are scheduled cases, another 6 million more are not scheduled and are pending .  A total of Nine million cases and counting. 

            Leaving off how the Immigration courts have arrived at this backlog, such as open borders, moving illegal immigrants around states, present policies ignoring health and background checks, overstaying visas, and more, I’ll suggest an approach to the backlog.

            Consider that the 9 million hearings, may result in 9 million appeals at the next level and 9 million more at the level above that.  The true backlog approaches 27 million hearings and appeals.

            The previous business model of hiring immigration judges is insufficient to process the 27 million actions in our lifetimes.

            Here is an alternative, first, glean thru the existing judges employed by the Federal Government, about 5,000 including Administrative Law Judges, Magistrates, Judge advocates, and more.  These can be ‘detailed’ from their agencies to the Department of Justice for any length of time from 2 weeks to the end of the project.

            The next consideration is to use some, most or all of the 200,000 attorneys working for or retired from the Federal government.  The District of Columbia bar and the California bar each have more than 200,000 members.  Actually there is no constitutional requirement that Judges be lawyers, even though the organized bar has taken over a third branch of  the Government.

            Attorneys have specialties. Immigration is a specialty but does not take weeks, much  less years of experience, to prepare for the law.  The  Department of Justice runs a one day training seminar on immigration law to assist attorneys who will practice before the immigration court.  The seminar is about 8 hours, and that, with other prior legal experience, means you are good to go.

            How many attorneys are required to wade thru the 27 million cases and appeals? If the Judges do 4 cases  a business day, that figures 20 per week and 1,000 a year. 1 case per business day is about 250 cases a year.  At 1,000 cases a year, their civil process requires 27,000 man years of labor, or 27,000 attorney judges for 1 year, 14,000 judges for 2 years, 7,000 judges for  4 years.  At 250 cases a year, the civil process requires about 110,000 man years of labor, or 110,000 attorney judges for 1 year, or 25,000 judge man years for 4 years.  These estimate  are for the existing backlog. 

            New cases will continually  come in during the processing, and are running at about 100,000  a month, so in 4 years, the backlog would get about another fresh  15 million cases and appeals

            How much might this cost?  Based on high volume dockets with Medicare and social security, the cost for a  Judge per case is about $500. Attorneys could be invited to sit as judges for $500 each and make a record. The  rest of the overhead, electronics, communications, printing, space,  furniture, leave, benefits, do add to the cost. 

            In summary, the assignment of a hundred thousand attorneys as immigration judges could  bring the backlog current in under two years.  For  attorneys who are federal employees, they can be detailed to Immigration with  no new legislation.   The cost will be well under 3 billion dollars, a fraction of the cost of free health care, free housing, and free board, which will be spent for the petitioners before the 2031 hearings.