Today, when Team Trump has suffered a humiliating defeat in Pennsylvania, one of his lead attorneys, Sidney Powell of Elite Strikeforce One, has taken to the new, uber-Trumpy news outlet, Newsmax, to name names and cite astronomical numbers of fraudulent activity. Here it is.
Who are the conspiring parties in this international conspiracy of monumental scope and depth? Let’s see if we can follow the ever-increasing circle as Sidney names names. In order:
Many in the government. They. Hilary Clinton (bribed Bernie Sanders). There are “smoking guns” that need witness protection. Software companies. Dominion and similar companies. The Democratic operation. Joe Biden (dimensia), can be proven any minute now. “They” cut off their machines for hours. One of the high people in Dominion Voting Systems. Could also be: The CIA, DOJ, NSA, DHS, FBI. Gina Haskel, Christopher Wray. A person in the Dept. of Defense. AOC. A couple hundred people in the government. Eric Coomer from Dominion called Antifa (WTF. “Hello, Mr.Antifa? this is Eric.”). Eric Coomer disappeared. Dominion closed their operations, shredded documents and moved. China, Iran, Serbia, Lichtenstein, multiple places.
How many votes changed?
Roughly 7 million. Millions of dead people voted. People were payed to ballot harvest. Probably at least 10 million. Probably, maybe more. Several million dead people.
Hilarious, there’s a newer Sidney interview on Newsmax. Can’t believe Mark Halperin is working for this shit. I guess you gotta work. Awful. Anyway here’s the new counts:
How many votes changed now:
186,000. 86,000. 35,000 votes added to every Democratic candidate. All over one state, but probably everywhere.
A new list of conspirators to add to the one above: DOJ has turned a blind eye. CIA started the program. It’s so big. She can’t un-see what she has seen. Multiple generations of corruption. People. So much it’s hard to pull it all together. 1000’s of people. Hugo Chavez. Foreign actors. Georgia Governor Kemp and the Georgia Secretary of State were bribed. Georgia is bad: shredded, thrown out ballots, and people lying. Votes switched. Algorithms being run. Algorithm ran probably across the country. “They” in Michigan are stuffing ballots, except on the computer.
Trump turned the GOP into a wacky cult, and there is no bottom to their insatiable hunger for total batshit crazy. No bottom.
Generally speaking a plurality, if not a majority, of the US electorate have shown a level of distrust in the results of the US systems of election, this has been so for years. This chart below is not broken down to party, but it does indicate a fairly consistent level of distrust as a whole.
Although both major parties and independents have levels of distrust in the system, they are for entirely different reasons.
Democrats indicate distrust in accurate representative results (not systems) of elections due to the actual, real, documented regional efforts of voter suppression/disenfranchisement that is enacted, cycle after cycle, by their counterparts. They also, of late, have shown concern in the effect of foreign interference, which is not quantifiable in the actual, proven fact of disinformation, and not proven in any way at all in actual voting interference (machines, software, balloting).
By contrast, Republicans are more concerned in the systemic accuracy of elections as affected by propagandized, never-proven voter fraud, which generally has been focused around the fantasy of illegal immigrants voting or dead people voting. Although there are very rare instances of this having happened, the numbers are less than negligible.
These tendencies existed before Donald Trump, but, like every other US institution Trump was keen on destroying, the specter of voter fraud has been a powerful weapon for Trump to wield to undermine what has been the bedrock of US governance, our imperfect yet reliable: Election system(s).
From the 2016 election, “I will totally accept the results of this great and historic election…IF I WIN!”
-Which was a total prick thing to say, but as in all things, Donny is not kidding (I wish his sycophants would stop saying that). He’s never kidding. He doesn’t have a sense of humor. Even when he, himself thinks he might be kidding (when he’s talking about his hair or appearance, he is telling his truth).
After having won the 2016 Presidential election, Trump formed the “Advisory Commission on Election Integrity: ostensibly to prove that not only had Trump won the presidency via the electoral collage, but he had also won the popular vote and was robbed of that title by 3-5 million illegal aliens voting. An absolutely batshit-crazy concept created to soothe his fragile ego. The members of that commission had other ideas about the organization’s ultimate use, in that they saw this as a way to enact systems by which to control voting nationwide, and thereby more effectively disenfranchise minorities for the benefit of the GOP. This Commission was disbanded after having found no voter fraud, and amidst the controversy of its actual intent and overbearing attempts to demand access to state’s voter data.
In the next Nationwide election, the midterms of 2018, Trump once again inserted himself into the fact-free voter-fraud narrative, concerning races in Florida, Georgia, and Arizona, tweeting a series of unfounded claims, aimed at sowing doubt about the election results if Democrats ultimately prevailed.
In a series of tweets Friday, the president alleged without evidence that Democrats and election officials in the state were conspiring to steal the election and commit “fraud.” Speaking to reporters at the White House as he prepared to leave for Europe, Trump said Florida was “all of the sudden” finding “votes out of nowhere,” which Trump called a “disgrace.”
Following, would be Trump’s well-documented, months long attempt to cast the 2020 elections as similarly fraudulent before the fact, and frivolous, juvenile court actions incapable of proving those allegation, after the fact.
For some time the GOP has been committed to voter disenfranchisement and suppression as available and reliable tools to keep themselves in some form of minority power. It has been necessary to keep their constituents in lockstep with the righteousness of these efforts through whichever manufactured narrative necessary. To the point where, as I blogged earlier, even a little authoritarianism to that end is acceptable. Despite the fact there is no such thing as a little.
The GOP is perpetually aggrieved at the injustice visited upon them by the nonexistent boogeymen. The non-fact that there exists voter fraud that robs them of their minority representation, is in there DNA. It just is. What we also must understand, is acting en masse and protesting against these perceived threats, is also now in their DNA, tracing back to the most famous incarnation, in the 2000 Bush Gore presidential election, through the pivotal, and completely fabricated, “Brooks Brothers Riot“. They successfully halted recounting of votes, long enough for the Supreme Court action to legally end what would have most likely been an accurate Al Gore presidential victory.
If it works, it must be just.
The GOP thought leaders and politicians have successfully brainwashed their followers with the fable of voter fraud. Unfortunately we have reached such high levels of distrust in the system, with no fucking actual proof at all(!!!), that there is no clear endgame for the GOP. Where do they go from here? 61% now have heightened or complete levels of distrust.
If voter-ID laws are the endgame, they won’t get them in the states in which they’d like them enforced. And I have to admit, I doubt enacting any new laws would sate their hunger, until all elections were 100%-0% for whomever their figurehead might be at that time.
How un-fucking-believable is it, that in the latest Reuters poll, 52% of Republicans believe Trump “rightfully” won this 2020 election, because it was stolen from him by widespread voter fraud. !!! Not only did he not lose to widespread voter fraud, there was practically no voter fraud. Despite the difficulties of new mail in voting systems in many states, a fucking pandemic, and an initial shortage of poll workers, the US may have just pulled off its cleanest presidential election in recent history. Yet, 52% of Republicans are convinced of the opposite, with ZERO evidence to support the conclusion. Zero.
Probably. I mean, he’ll probably try. The thing is, Donny never really paid attention in intel briefings, or in any other briefings. He is a habitual liar, and if pressed on specifics, he would probably inflate or deflate numbers requested, depending on what he though the recipient was most interested. Right? He doesn’t really read, he doesn’t absorb information…unless it is about himself. He doesn’t know how to use computers. I doubt he has ever purposefully saved a paper or report of value in his life.
Donny would probably be the worst leaker of all times. Everyone knows you couldn’t trust a single thing he says, because he doesn’t even know what the truth is himself, and he wouldn’t have saved any information or even have understood what the best information to save might be, since he never paid fucking attention.
That doesn’t mean foreign actors wouldn’t reward him, whether through “speaking fees” or “business deals” or “exceptional loan terms” for whatever he can squeeze out of his noggin. That also doesn’t discount the fact he will probably commit all kinds of illegal activities with his time remaining within the White House. We probably won’t know all the things he does in the next two months for years, let alone all of the things he has done over the past four years. Nope.
However, it should not come as a surprise to us, that Ivanka and Jared will sell out this country for handsome rewards in short order. Are we going to be surprised by the trips they make to Dubai, Riyadh, and Jerusalem? Maybe a pitstop in Beijing.
These two are corruption savvy, white-collar criminals extraordinaire, and no doubt, they will work every angle. Jared, with his Commercial Real Estate Company interest in Cadre, which received $90 million in foreign money from unknown offshore accounts, and his involvement in the blockade of Qatar which was reversed after Qatar was shocked, SHOCKED to discover they had bailed out his shitty 1.4 Billion dollar headache at 666 Fifth Avenue. This Jared Kushner, that had to amend his security clearance app multiple times and was considered too high risk to receive high clearance, but was ordered given it by Donny anyway. And we still don’t know exactly what the hell is going on with Jared’s dealings with Saudi Arabia and the push to have the US assist their Nuclear program.
Ivanka came to the White House from the shady-dealings of the Trump organization. That is her international experience that made her a top security clearance part of the US government. For that reason, don’t be surprised if a visit to Azerbaijan, where the still-incomplete money laundering enterprise, Trump Tower Baku is awaiting her guidance. Maybe a relaunch of her clothing lines made in China? Could be, certainly the patents she continues to acquire from China, Japan, Canada and Argentina while serving in the US government, and are being held by her supposedly shuttered Lifestyle brand, are going to be used for something, right?
More indepth coverage of the grifting children’s corruption here.
The point is, We should certainly be worried about Donny, but it is Ivanka and Jarek that will do incalculable damage to US interests. The widest, unchecked, governmental crime spree in American history will become an international syndicate.
Today, William Barr issued a memo stating the DOJ may investigate allegations of vote and voting tabulation irregularities, seemingly on behalf of Donny Trump’s interests. Inserting the DOJ into what is primarily the arena of states. This move is well beyond the normally accepted role of the DOJ in possible election fraud, which would normally investigate after election certifications as an arm of the federal government.
Although the memo does point out, this should not be for frivolous reasons, there was something within the memo that caused the head of the DOJ Elections Crime Unit, Richard Pilger, to immediately resign.
Stronger legal minds than mine, have pointed out the wording, which is specific as to guidance of what type of allegation a US prosecutor should investigate:
The problem with the memo, is it doesn’t designate exactly who in the DOJ should investigate what, so that’s any of 93 US attorneys, and I suppose anyone within the DOJ whom Barr directs to investigate. Also, even though the wording describes what type of allegation should be investigated, the wording is subjective and at Barr’s or any Attorney’s discretion. So, one could start an investigation on any type of allegation at all, and then decide it was, in the exact language of the memo: specious or far-fetched …or not.
Futhermore, and I suspect this is the reason why Pilger quit, it allows for this investigation to take place outside of the DOJ Election Crime Unit’s purview. So it would not be bound by their oversight or guidance.
This section is standard Willy Barr wishy-washiness that allows a new standard to be made on-the-fly.
I don’t view this as pleasantly as McFaul does. We don’t know what conversations occurred between Pilger and Barr. It could potentially be that Barr sought Pilger’s buy-in. It could be that Barr told Pilger, he wants him to approve whatever kind of nonsense was dug up and rubberstamp it for further investigation that could potentially come close to State’s certification. They might not have spoken at all.
In conjunction with Defense Secretary Esper’s firing today, and the reports that the Director of the CIA and FBI are next, I’m not feeling great.
We knew Donny was going to go scorched earth, we didn’t really think he’d try to go full on dictator. He isn’t, yet. But this would be how you get there.
Get rid of whatever stability in government you can. Line up the controlling party’s support, arrange for the million of followers total buy-in. Then, the second to last piece, is multiple investigations grinding through court, like the fishing expedition above and from Donny’s private henchmen, to push up against Dec. 14 States Election Certification deadline, and then have State assemblies pick the President on the electorate’s behalf.
This is super far-fetched, but I mean..the steps taken so far are how you go there.
I had blogged long ago, I thought Putin would wait until the 2020 election to disseminate information the Russians had stolen from the RNC (when they had also successfully stolen DNC data in 2016) if it appeared that Trump would lose. Well, it appears Trump will lose, but there is no upside to releasing that information. No peepee tapes either. It remains ideal to let Donny run amok across the country, in government or out of government.
I think it is important to point out, 19% of the entire US population actively supported (voted for) Trump in 2016. We can assume the Trump train has lost some of those people, but also encouraged some that did not vote in 2016, to vote this time, through their messaging of fear. Therefore, for sake of argument, let’s assume this number is close to the same. 20%. Not half of the country. Half of the country is not crazy, neither is this entire 20%. Okay? I would suggest that 20% is not equally distributed, but instead, more concentrated and facing a larger number than Clinton had won. He will lose the popular vote and the electoral college.
Trump’s only option was to create the boogieman of tampered/illegal mail in ballots, so those could be discarded through court action, the problem with this gambit is, not everyone that would prefer to vote for Trump is crazy, so with the Covid19 infection rate closing in on 100,000 per day, this ploy will result in some people deciding to not vote on election day. A quick look at the weather map indicates virtually smooth sailing, so weather will probably not influence the vote.
I do not believe we will see widespread violence at polling sites. Probably small, isolated incidents of no great effect. The great majority of people just want to cast their vote, and/or watch the process from home, much like a sporting event.
What we do know is that the Trump Campaign, the RNC, and state run GOP groups across the country are losing case after case to suppress voting and discard votes already cast. We also know, immediately after the polls close, these parties will recommit to court actions to discount legitimate votes. That’s the only way Trump can stay in power. Trump’s hardcore base has now been trained to expect this. They know that the GOP plans on stealing this election, but have swallowed whole the tortured reasoning and rationalization as to how this is acceptable for this election or our democracy.
Therefore, if we are to be concerned about violence, that will manifest itself in the days following the election, when Donny will signal whom the offending party is. The Governor of Pennsylvania, or the Governor of Michigan. The division of elections of Florida. The cities of Houston, Dallas, Austin, or San Antonio. Particular lawyers in particular courthouses. “The media.” Even if he clearly has overwhelmingly lost, he will pick out enemies.
He will no doubt make generalized statements about the “rigged” election, and how unfair and fraudulent everything is, but we’re used to that aren’t we? So are his followers. It’s the particular declarations for which we need to look out. He will let his followers know which parties need to have justice visited upon them, and we shall have to wait and see if a small minority of that 20% heed the call. He’ll do the usual “people are saying…,” and “if you take a look at…”
If he does not overwhelmingly lose, we can expect protracted unrest. Any case he is allowed to win by his own selected jurors, we can expect the left to take to the streets in DC. The re-erection of a third wall around the White House, does not inspire confidence that Donny will not manufacture as much dissent as possible. Not only does he not care about the well being of any of his followers, or any US citizen, he clearly delights in anarchy. I am not certain the new fence around the WH is entirely Donny’s idea, but may be SS and staff deciding, for sure, Donny is going to make this worse, let’s put up that fence so we all don’t die.
So I am presenting 2 “ifs”:
If he is allowed to steal a state, or,
If his followers decide to heed the call.
No matter what form the election takes, it is clear Donny has already begun sabotaging the federal government for the incoming administration. If and when he loses, he will insist on no federal plan for the virus and ramp up a “going out of business sale” of corruption and influence peddling we never imagined.
He won’t go out pretty. We know that. He is going to leave as much anguish and anarchy in his wake as possible. Just like all of his business disasters.
He will already be planning his next ego-feeding business of Trump TV or some weird WWE/Trump co-platform. Selling their rage, destruction, and vanquishing of imaginary adversaries which is packaged for the created disaffected mob; the mindless, slack-jawed followers, keen on “owning the libs” by punching themselves in the face. He will immediately file to run for 2024 and continue his cult pep rallies that never ended. Donny will create enmity with every town he stiffs, thinking he is still protected by the weight of the Federal government. Eventually Donny will find the end of the road in the open doors of courthouses, awaiting his final show.
That city whose justice he has evaded for decades, will finally have their day.