Monthly Archives: November 2020

We The People Need To Wake Up-Our Republic Is At Stake!

We the people need to wake up and do the work necessary to fully realize what we will have lost if the corrupt-o-crats in the sinkholes known as major Democrat run cities are successful in stealing this election from our duly elected –twice!–President. We need to study and read the readily available materials to teach ourselves the “down-and-dirty” of exactly how they (almost) pulled this off, as well as view the readily available videos of testimony such as that at the Gettysburg Legislative Hearing which leave no doubt about what was attempted by these soon to be felons. While all of this is available at the click of a mouse to anyone with an internet connection, it will be my aim in this brief message to make them even more easily accessible by setting out the links to the writings and videos I think are the most persuasive, at least in the time I have spent reviewing this nightmarish scenario. 

This effort of mine is prompted, in part at least, by the results of a MRCTV poll just out which found, among other seriously chilling conclusions, that approximately 20% of those interviewed who voted for Biden would not have done so had they been aware of the scandals swirling around him and his sleazy son, Hunter Biden and their probably-illegal deals in Ukraine, China and others. As a self-confessed “news junkie”, I would be the first to admit that many, if not most, of our fellow Americans do not spend as much time on political news as we “junkies” do, and it would certainly be more healthy for me if I did not do so. However, while not judging anyone, it is incomprehensible to me that a person with a sentient mind could not have known about, for example, the Burisma Scandal in Ukraine, or about Biden’s threat, as Obama’s Vice President, to withhold a huge amount of money from that nation if it did not fire the prosecutor who just happened to be looking into his son’s “freebie” job on the Board of Burisma for which he was paid $84,000 a month for doing nothing. But, that’s just me. 

Here, for example, is the conclusion from one of the many affidavits filed in Michigan by Sidney Powell– on behalf of We The People! In concluding a 9 page affidavit setting forth his findings, an eminently qualified computer engineer, Navid Keshavaraz-Nia, who was once called “the smartest person in the room” by no less than the New York Times, makes this statement which, tragically, the mainstream media simply ignores as if it did not exist:

I conclude with high confidence that the election 2020 data were altered in all battleground states
resulting in a hundreds of thousands of votes that were cast for President Trump to be transferred to
Vice President Biden. These alterations were the result of systemic and widespread exploitable
vulnerabilities in DVS, Scytl/SOE Software and Smartmatic systems that enabled operators to achieve
the desired results. In my view, the evidence is overwhelming and incontrovertible

In considering these affidavits, it is extremely important to bear in mind that all of them were given under penalty of perjury:

Pursuant to 28 U.S.S. 1746, I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of
America that the foregoing is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.

The following is a brief synopsis of Dr. Kershavarz-Nia, which in my most humble opinion based on many years in trial work, is going to be a serious, perhaps insurmountable, challenge for the Democrat-Media-Big Tech triumvarate to overcome:

1. Hammer and Scorecard is real, not a hoax (as Democrats allege), and both are used to manipulate election outcomes.

2. Dominion, ES&S, Scytl, and Smartmatic are all vulnerable to fraud and vote manipulation — and the mainstream media reported on these vulnerabilities in the past.

3. Dominion has been used in other countries to “forge election results.”

4. Dominion’s corporate structure is deliberately confusing to hide relationships with Venezuela, China, and Cuba.

5. Dominion machines are easily hackable.

6. Dominion memory cards with cryptographic key access to the systems were stolen in 2019.

Although he had no access to the machines, Dr. Kershavarz has looked at available data about the election and the vote results. Based on that information, he concluded

1. The counts in the disputed states (Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, Nevada, and Georgia) show electronic manipulation.

2. The simultaneous decision in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada, and Georgia to pretend to halt counting votes was unprecedented and demonstrated a coordinated effort to collude toward desired results.

3. One to two percent of votes were forged in Biden’s favor.

4. Optical scanners were set to accept unverified, un-validated ballots.

5. The scanners failed to keep records for audits, an outcome that must have been deliberately programmed.

6. The stolen cryptographic key, which applied to all voting systems, was used to alter vote counts.

7. The favorable votes pouring in after hours for Biden could not be accounted for by a Democrat preference for mailed in ballots. They demonstrated manipulation. For example, in Pennsylvania, it was physically impossible to feed 400,000 ballots into the machines within 2–3 hours.

8. Dominion used Chinese parts, and there’s reason to believe that China, Venezuela, Cuba interfered in the election.

9. There was a Hammer and Scorecard cyber-attack that altered votes in the battleground states, and then forwarded the results to Scytl servers in Frankfurt, Germany, to avoid detection.

10. The systems failed to produce any auditable results.

Here is a link to the 104 page (including 19 exhibits, one of which is 234 pages long and appears to consist of hundreds of affidavits) Complaint Ms Powell filed on your behalf and my behalf, for your review.

Some of the most startling evidence has come in the form of testimony and comments given in connection with a hearing of a Committee of the Pennsylvania Legislature held a few days ago in Gettysburg. Here is a link to the live stream of the entire hearing should you care to review it. In his podcast today, prominent analyst Dan Bongino refers to this hearing as “The election hearing that blew my mind” and that reaction is being echoed by many who have virtually attended the entire proceedings. To me, one of the most dramatic revelations was by an electronic warfare specialist, Retired Army Col. Phil Waldron, who related that in a time period of about 90 minutes, there was a questionable spike in votes of a total of almost 600,000 votes– there were gasps of shock and laughter in the audience when he revealed that of that number approximately 570,000 were for Biden and 3,200 were for Trump. One member of the audience can be very clearly heard exclaiming “Oh, My Lord” at this astonishing set of numbers. Not surprisingly, he said that this was a prime indicator of fraudulent voting. 

To me, the most impressive witness, personally, was a Marine veteran, Gregory Senstrom, who had gone to sea and gone to war, and testified, as a poll watcher and data scientist, to his shock and dismay, as an American and a patriot, to what he saw on Election Night and thereafter. In making this assessment of this witness, I am making a good-faith attempt not to let my love of The Corps color my opinion of the force and weight of his testimony and I invite anyone who is interested to view it for yourself. A news article sums up his testimony thusly:

A U.S. Navy veteran and data scientist from Pennsylvania alleged this week that 47 USB cards used during the state’s Nov. 3 election have gone missing – and asserted that as many as 120,000 votes cast in the election should be called into question.

At a hearing in Gettysburg on Wednesday, poll watcher Gregory Stenstrom of Delaware County identified himself a former commanding officer in the Navy and a forensic computer scientist with expertise on security and fraud issues.

“I personally observed USB cards being uploaded to voting machines by the voting machine warehouse supervisor on multiple occasions,” Stenstrom testified. “This person is not being observed, he’s not a part of the process that I can see, and he is walking in with baggies of USBs.”

USB (Universal Serial Bus) cards are small, handheld devices that help people move data from one electronic device to another.

Stenstrom alleged the cards may have been used to add illegal votes to the state’s vote count — and claimed there was a lack of proper oversight on how state election workers handled ballots.

“In all cases the chain of custody was broken,” he said. “It was broken for the mail-in ballots, the drop-box ballots, the Election Day USB card flash drives. In all cases they didn’t follow any of the procedures defined by the Board of Delaware County of Elections.”

The witness also told lawmakers that law enforcement personnel failed to act after he reported the alleged mishandling of ballots.

“I literally begged multiple law enforcement agencies to go get the forensic evidence from the computers. It’s a simple process. It wouldn’t have taken more than an hour to image all 5 machines. That was never done despite my objections and that was three weeks ago.”

The committee also heard from a number of witnesses – voters, poll watchers, other officials– who were courageous enough to come and give live testimony as to the possibly–in my opinion probably– illegal conduct of many of the workers and election officials. A commentator had this to say about their patriotism and bravery:

Despite all the bombshells dropped in Gettysburg this week, Democrats and the news media still cling to the outlandish claim that there’s “no evidence” of vote fraud. Twitter continues to flag the president’s tweets for containing “disputed” information even when there’s nothing to dispute.

But no one can censor or dispute the credible allegations made in Gettysburg on Wednesday. Pennsylvania Republicans showed a level of courage and patriotism woefully lacking in the establishment GOP, which is ready to dispatch Donald Trump and move on with a Biden presidency. If we are indeed creeping toward a second civil war to reclaim the country, the shots fired at Gettysburg this week might, as they did in the first, represent a decisive turning point.

Another dramatic development took place late Friday evening, November 27, 2020, when Pennsylvania District Judge Patricia McCullough handed down her ruling in a case filed by a Republican Congressman, Mike Kelly, and several candidates for office in that state against the Governor and Secretary of State seeking an order enjoining them from certifying the results of the election until their arguments could be fairly heard and adjudicated. The arguments, which have the potential to be far-reaching and applicable to the other battleground states as well, are set forth in the news item excerpts below:

A group of Republican lawmakers and candidates sued the Keystone State earlier this week, arguing that the state legislature’s mail-in voting law—Act 77—violated the commonwealth’s constitution.
“Petitioners appear to have established a likelihood to succeed on the merits because petitioners have asserted the Constitution does not provide a mechanism for the legislature to allow for expansion of absentee voting without a constitutional amendment,” McCullough wrote.
When ruling on an emergency injunction, judges have to consider whether the party which requested the injunction is likely to win the case or “succeed on the merits.” McCullough opined that the “petitioners appear to have a viable claim that the mail-in ballot procedures set forth in Act 77 contravene” the plain language of the provision of the Pennsylvania Constitution which deals with absentee voting.

The potential impact could spring from the possible similarity of the Constitutions of the various states in which there are allegations of fraudulent conduct involved–the battleground states– which largely if not close to exclusively involved “mail-in ballots” authorized by similar legislation in all of these states. The significance of this ruling, which appears on its way to the United States Supreme Court after its anticipated reversal by the 5-2 Democrat majority Pennsylvania Supreme Court, is fully explained and discussed in a video presentation by Dr. Steve Turley which can be accessed here.

In another development in Pennsylvania the State Senator who spearheaded the Gettysburg hearings, Sen. Doug Mastriano, a retired U.S. Army Colonel with a doctorate in history and four Masters Degrees, will seek a resolution tomorrow in the Pennsylvania Legislature to the following effect:

In an interview Friday, Mastriano said he and his colleagues are considering a joint resolution—both chambers are controlled by Republicans—to name the state’s electoral slate rather than keep that authority vested in Kathy Boockvar, the appointed Democratic secretary of state. (Biden’s 20 electors are scheduled to meet in Harrisburg on December 14 at the same time electors meet in state capitals across the country.)

As if all these developments taking place in Pennsylvania are not piling up enough evidence to present a very credible case that the President– and, it follows like night the day, we the people– was fraudulently and corruptly robbed of a legitimate, possibly an overwhelming and decisive, victory in this election in a number of states, similar developments, lawsuits, appeals, hearings, etc., are taking place in a number of those states simultaneously. A hearing, apparently similar to that conducted in Pennsylvania, will be held tomorrow, Monday, November 30, 2020, in Arizona and another is being arranged in Michigan in a few days.
In trying to put together as succinct as possible an overview of all the evidence citizens should have at least a basic knowledge of one is reminded of the statement of the now much-maligned Sidney Powell earlier when this process was just getting underway. She said that witness were coming forward and documents were being discovered in such a volume it was difficult to keep up with the magnitude of what they were discovering. This is clearly evident in trying to get even a slight understanding of the massive amount of statistical evidence which has been compiled about the Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia elections, mainly consisting of a study performed by Vote Integrity entitled Anomalies in Vote Counts and their Effects on Election 2020. This study and the massive detail which supports its conclusions are, especially to a non-statistics-friendly person such as yours truly, is not for the faint of heart, but a recent news analysis entitled The Definitive Case Proving Donald Trump Won The Election is very helpful in getting a handle on some of the more astonishing findings.

The report is written in dry and academic language, filled with graphs, footnotes, and various hedges, but its implications could not be more obvious. Indeed, if the authors were less tepid, they might have fairly titled it:
Joe Biden’s Victory Was Not Legitimate. And Now We Can Prove it.
Because that’s exactly what the report does. It looks at election data and shows what many would expect: the states and cities that had the most suspicious circumstances on election night and into the next day are precisely where the analysis flags extreme anomalies.
Summary and Background of the Report
It starts out with the background on Michigan and Wisconsin — the famous “vote spikes” that were plainly ridiculous and fundamentally changed both the electoral reality and the narrative. The report reminds us of the infamous vote spikes in Michigan and Wisconsin.
The report is based on an analysis of the difference between successive updates in each state, each of which it calls “vote updates.” In online discourse, these are often referred to as “vote dumps” or “vote batches.”
It examines them across states and, controlling for how big a state is and how Democratic it is, does the following:
Defines, mathematically, what a “vote spike” is
Shows just how rare those are
Shows how, during a five-hour period, four particularly extreme vote spikes arrived favoring Joe Biden
Shows how crucial these were to Joe Biden’s election in MI, WI, and GA
Most damningly, shows how Joe Biden likely would have lost these states — and the election — were these only more “spiky” than 99% of all vote dumps

To a non-numbers person, the finding which literally jumps off the page, is that these huge, “straight-up”, spikes all occurred in the same five-hour period and in all three states, the count was “stopped” to give cover for electoral fraud on the scale of hundreds of thousands of votes which were released in the middle of the night, hoping few would notice.
As noted at the outset of this piece, I started this because I wanted as many Americans as possible to have a resource of current information and data (qualifier: these events are moving literally at “warp-speed”, so I can only claim currency as of the evening hours of Sunday, November 29, 2020) they could read, study, analyze, view video discussions and the Gettysburg hearing, in order to see for themselves the depth of the dishonesty, deceit, corruption and fraud to which Biden owes his electoral “victory”. One cannot really have a complete feel for how deep this rot goes without getting “into the weeds” of much of this material, but to me it is absolutely necessary that as many citizens as possible can familiarize themselves with this exercise in National theft so as to appreciate how close we are to losing our Republic–as we know, one of Dr. Franklin’s great fears.
The article discussed above about the statistical study encapsulates the upshot of this entire nightmare better than any words I could possibly come up with, so here they are:

“Joe Biden’s election “victory” relied on a fraudulent counting process in the dead of night.”

Chumps for Trump vs. Thugs for Plugs

By Jim George
| November 24, 2020 (26 Minutes Ago)

[Author’s note: the title assumes the reader is familiar with the nickname Rush has given to Joseph Robinette Biden for many years as a result of his hair transplant (plural?) years ago. ]

I write this out of a sense of some of the most acute and severe frustration I have ever felt in my (very, very long) life, a life which has had its fair share of many of the same frustrations we all get hit with in this old life. I must say, looking at some of the posts on Ricochet, it would appear I am hardly alone in the way I am feeling, although my sense of helplessness, for want of a better word, might come from a slightly different place.

I write this as a veteran of many years as a practicing trial lawyer, the kind of a lawyer you rarely see on the billboards or on the TV ads aimed primarily at the hospital wards in the morning hours (what a sordid way to make a living, if that’s living!), but the kind, not to get all virtue signaling about it, who actually got down in the dirty work of depositions, Motions, briefing, more Motions, and actual trials– in actual courtrooms, not movie-like sets.

I write this from that background, as well as one in which I was taught by my parents, my mentors, Law Professors, Judges, Senior Lawyers, Military Officers I looked up to for guidance and teaching, to love the Good Ol’ US of A with everything I had and to despise deep in my bones anyone who would wish it harm — in other words, “enemies foreign and domestic.” One source of my frustration tonight is that I feel, in the true sense of the word, surrounded by scores of people who not only seem to wish our Beloved Nation harm, which means they wish us harm, but who are saying it out loud — and acting on that statement.

As a lawyer of “the old school”–how could I pretend to be of any other?– a major source of my frustration is with the howling mobs of the mainstream media (who we have permitted to “call” the election for Biden, to our shame), academia, the execrable “leadership” of the Democrat Party as well as a few of our own, and even some of our own colleagues here on Ricochet who never saw a corrupt old politician or member of The Lincoln Project or The Bulwark they wouldn’t support and send money to, who profess great urgency in convincing the Trump campaign to “give up the ghost” as there is no way he can develop a path to victory.

As one who spent decades in the vineyards of the practice of trial law, I find these complaints to be, to use the most polite term possible, divorced from the real world of what it takes to develop any case, and especially a case of this monumental complexity which must be investigated, drafted, filed (in numerous jurisdictions), argued, tried in the instances where the Court sets an evidentiary hearing, appealed (especially here where there does not seem to be a Judge in the entire county willing to let these cases go forward) on an excruciatingly tiny timeframe.

But, my disdain is heightened tenfold when these complaints come from those I will refer to in a shorthand manner as “The Lincoln Project” geniuses who are wallowing in their gloating revelry at the prospect of a Harris Administration –how about we try a little realism here, for a change?– who hold themselves out to be practicing, working, licensed, lawyers, who must, if, indeed, they are what they claim to be, know a little about what is involved in putting these cases together and would be presumed to know that everyone is entitled, as an American citizen, to make whatever legal claims he or she can, in good faith, make–even, and this is what causes the break apparently, President Donald J. Trump!

Unity! they say. It is only because I honor the C of C here that I restrain myself from saying what I really feel about people who display what may be a whole new level of hypocrisy rarely seen even in the cesspool which our National Capital has become. Fortunately, our friend Dr. Bastiat has kindly provided us with a remarkable summary by an unusually well suited observer to help us understand what we are experiencing in “Fighting Words.” There, he set forth a recent essay by David Horowitz, CEO of the David Horowitz Freedom Center and Editor of its publication, Front Page and himself a former far-left radical, which every one of us should read, study, review, re-read, and study again, as it is one of the most perceptive pieces I have seen and may be likened to Mr. Jefferson’s “fire bell in the night.” @drbastiat did all of us a great service in bringing this chilling commentary to our attention, and it bears at least a cursory review here.

Here is his description of the person the Never Trumpers and the Lincoln Project groupies so proudly supported and the “party” he “leads”:

“This is not “playing” people. It is war. They are trying to kill us politically, and we need to respond accordingly, to fight fire with fire. Today’s Democrat Party is a party of character assassins and racists. Republicans know this but are reluctant to say it. That is how a pathological liar and corrupt political whore like Joe Biden can accuse the choice of 73 million Americans of being a white supremacist and also murdering 220,000 corona virus patients. That’s why Biden and his gunslingers can do so with no consequences – without so much as a wrist slap – from “moderates” and independents, who know better. The Democrats’ ability to intimidate well-meaning Americans is that great.

“Is this too blanket a condemnation? Where, then, is the Democrat who was outraged by the four-year Russia collusion hoax and the failed coup and impeachment attempts – all of which accused the president, without a shred of evidence, of treason? Where was the Democrat who dissented from the public lynching of an exemplary public servant, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, over an incident that never happened 37 years ago at a time when he was a high school kid? Where is the Democrat who has condemned the violent street criminals of Antifa and Black Lives Matter who got away with conducting the most destructive civic insurrection in American history, orchestrating mayhem and disrespect for the law that led to the murders of scores of people who happen to have been mainly black?” (Emphasis added)

But, the centerpiece of the Horowitz essay was, in my opinion, at least, his “brief vocabulary for understanding the political war that has engulfed us”:

” … When it is used by enough Americans who love their country, it will cancel the surreal universe that Democrats’ lies have imposed on us, and the war will be on its way to being won.

“Democrats are not democrats; they are totalitarians. They have declared war on the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, the Electoral College, the Senate, the Supreme Court, the election system, and the idea of civil order. They have called for the Republican President of the United States to be de-platformed and jailed. Their obvious goal is a one-party state that criminalizes dissent. To them, support for such basic necessities as borders and law enforcement are racist. If you oppose their efforts to legalize infanticide, they will condemn you as enemies of women, and if you make videos of their confessions to selling body parts of murdered infants, they will – like Kamala Harris – throw you in jail.

“Progressives are not progressive; they are reactionaries. They are out to abolish liberal value systems and create a status hierarchy where race, gender, and sexual orientation define and confine you to an unalterable place in their new social order. If you are white or male or heterosexual or religious – Justice Kavanaugh was all four – you are guilty before the fact.”

In conclusion, he gives one of the best short rebuttals to the incessant accusations of “systemic racism” I have seen, and finishes with a sad commentary on the squishy composition of Republican backbones and what we, as individual patriotic Americans need to do to combat this horde of barbarians:

“Systemic racism” is an assertion made reflexively by Democrats that is never accompanied by evidence. For good reason. Systemic racism has been outlawed in America since the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If there were actual instances of systemic racism in 2020, there would be lawsuits – plenty of them. Even making the racist assumption, which the Identity Politics crowd does make, that all white people are white supremacists by dint of their skin color, there are tens of thousands of black lawyers, prosecutors, district attorneys, attorneys general, and elected officials who would be filing lawsuits over a practice that is illegal. You never hear of massive lawsuits over systemic racism, because “systemic racism” is a myth. The myth lives because it is an indispensable weapon wielded by Democrats to advance their anti-democratic agendas and quests for power.

But the only reason Democrats are able to do this so successfully – even going so far as to justify the arson, looting and general destruction in more than 600 American cities this summer – is because Republicans, and conservatives generally, are too cowardly to confront them. This war will continue until patriotic Americans summon the courage to call Democrats the racists, liars, character assassins and aspiring totalitarians that they actually are. And to do so in so many words. Blowback works.

A similar recommendation as to what we, as individual Patriots may well be called upon to do, is found in the most recent issue of the Claremont Review of Books (very highly recommended) in which the brilliant scholar and novelist, Mark Helprin, in an essay entitled The Revolution of 2020, issued this stirring clarion call to action:

“No”is one of the most difficult yet liberating words in any language. Though it often comes at a steep price—of peace, tranquility, livelihood, and even life—it is the master key to independence and freedom. Were every American made aware of this inherent power, we would then see how much courage and character we have left. For the simplest declaration is the most potent, and sometimes it moves like wildfire.

How difficult would it be to say, when the demand comes, when the threat comes, when the command comes: No, I do not agree with your redefinitions. No, I will not do as you tell me. No, I will not say what you order me to say. No, I will not surrender my freedom of speech and expression. No, I will not accept your revolution. And I will not stand against my country.

To shamelessly “borrow” from Mr. Horowitz’ questions: where are the lawyers who care deeply about the Rule of Law who will admit that President Trump has exactly the same right to pursue every single, possible, valid, good faith claim under the law that I have or you have or your neighbor has or, yes, even Messrs Kristol and Conway and French and Goldberg and their esteemed Never Trumper colleagues have as American citizens? Where are the lawyers, other than, Thank God, such warriors as Guliani, Powell, Ellis, Wood, etc., who will stand with this American citizen until the last claim is adjudicated and the last appeal is rejected, as they would with any client they represent? Where are the citizens who will say, with Mr. Horowitz and Mr. Helprin, NO! This will not stand; and I will NOT stand against my country?