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It's in the code: Hanky-panky in Virginia's votes

Based on Internet blogger "Pede's" analysis of "votes switched" from Trump to Biden, and of "votes lost" (thrown away) -- mostly votes for Trump, and my own analyses to detect imaginary "votes added" for Biden, I have decided to continue examining states where everylegalvote.com says ballot fraud occurred in the 2020 presidential election.

"Pede" identified two states -- Virginia and Minnesota -- where there were hundreds of thousands of "votes lost," a sure indicator of fraud, even though those states' votes are not being recounted, nor are there legal challenges. Additionally, AT's Andrea Widburg, on November 16 in "There may have been massive voter fraud in Virginia", noted strange happenings in the vote totals and allocations in the wee hours of November 4. I have read the JSON code provided by the New York Times (see below), and I concur.
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Translating the code in the graphic above, we see that at 11:03 PM EST on November 3, total votes were 2,724,165, and Trump had 1,419,290 votes (52.1%), Biden had 1.258,564 votes (46.2%), other candidates had 46,311 votes (1.4%).


Comment: Warning. A lot of internet sleuths - including the pede linked to above - are using the NYT to come up with precise vote counts, but these numbers can be misleading, as Nick points out below. The NYT data only gives a percentage (with three digits) and a total vote count. So each candidate total must be calculated using the percentage. But these should be displayed as a range of numbers. Because of rounding, 52.1% can mean any percentage from 52.05% to 52.14999%. Most if not all "lost votes" can be explained by this. (See this guy's demonstration, for example.) But with that in mind, keep reading, because Nick has found something else.


Between 11:14 and 11:42 came a big Biden vote dump. At 11:43, when the dump had ended, total votes were 3,368,181, and Trump had 1,512,627 votes (45.8%) and Biden had 1,771,663 votes (52.6%). During this half-hour period when the fraudsters switched the lead from Trump to Biden, Trump gained 93,337 votes (a 6.58% increase), and Biden gained 513,099 votes (a 40.77% increase). That is, there were about 5.5 Biden votes for every Trump vote during this interval.

Comment: At the very least, this shows that data was being 'updated' and changed in real time in ways that don't make immediate sense. It is up to the vote machine companies to now explain just what was going on and to account for these 'glitches'. But we can't just take their word for it. They must provide original logs of all data that then made its way to the NYT feeds. If they can't - if that data is missing, corrupted, or anything less than fully transparent - that suggests they have a lot to hide.


Blackbox

Reasons Why The 2020 Presidential Election is Deeply Puzzling

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Ballots are recounted in Gwinnett County, Georgia
To say out-loud that you find the results of the 2020 presidential election odd is to invite derision. You must be a crank or a conspiracy theorist. Mark me down as a crank, then. I am a pollster and I find this election to be deeply puzzling. I also think that the Trump campaign is still well within its rights to contest the tabulations. Something very strange happened in America's democracy in the early hours of Wednesday November 4 and the days that followed. It's reasonable for a lot of Americans to want to find out exactly what.

First, consider some facts. President Trump received more votes than any previous incumbent seeking reelection. He got 11 million more votes than in 2016, the third largest rise in support ever for an incumbent. By way of comparison, President Obama was comfortably reelected in 2012 with 3.5 million fewer votes than he received in 2008.

Trump's vote increased so much because, according to exit polls, he performed far better with many key demographic groups. Ninety-five percent of Republicans voted for him. He did extraordinarily well with rural male working-class whites.

He earned the highest share of all minority votes for a Republican since 1960. Trump grew his support among black voters by 50 percent over 2016. Nationally, Joe Biden's black support fell well below 90 percent, the level below which Democratic presidential candidates usually lose.

Trump increased his share of the national Hispanic vote to 35 percent. With 60 percent or less of the national Hispanic vote, it is arithmetically impossible for a Democratic presidential candidate to win Florida, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. Bellwether states swung further in Trump's direction than in 2016. Florida, Ohio and Iowa each defied America's media polls with huge wins for Trump. Since 1852, only Richard Nixon has lost the electoral college after winning this trio, and that 1960 defeat to John F. Kennedy is still the subject of great suspicion.

Comment: Speaking of Georgia, registered Democrat and former Oregon state elections official Rick Hanson's comments are worth reading. From his Twitter thread:
I've finished reviewing the Georgia filing and I have a few comments to share with the socialverse in my capacity as a 30-year registered Democrat, former Oregon state elections official (with policy and admin experience), and former CIO.

I will not comment on the legal claims because, while I have familiarity with the law and court filings, I'm not a lawyer. I am also going to mostly stay away from alleged behaviors, too, as I wasn't there and, anyway, they add color but are more open to dispute.

The original intent of the software code (acc'd to affidavits) was to manipulate votes without detection. When you start with one goal in mind, it's tough to pivot to the opposite goal later — no matter how hard you might try. Not that it seems anyone tried... Absence of secure audit log (to record every action in the software) is so indefensible that I LOL'd when I read it. This fact alone should be enough to negate the results when there is ANY question about fraud because it cannot be proven that fraud DIDN'T occur Elections administration.

Lawsuit alleges that many procedures required in state law — for good, common sense reasons to ensure the one voter, one ballot rule is adhered to — were not followed, including Receipt of absentee ballots in their return envelopes was not recorded (this reduces risk of ballot box stuffing, i.e., to ensure that only one real ballot has been submitted by one real voter). Signatures were not verified against voter registration on return envelopes (same reason as 6, above). There might be missing envelopes, too; it wasn't clear to me in my reading or I missed it. Ballot processing is not allowed before Election Day in Georgia (this varies by state); in this election, by rule inconsistent with state law, Secretary of State Raffensperger allowed counties to start 3 weeks early. Absent a rigid accountability processes, this risks double or counterfeit voting.

Conducting one election with INTEGRITY is hard enough; when you overlay what is, in effect, a 2nd election (by mail) that has to be reconciled with what happens at the polls ... this is very high risk this "2 concurrent elections" risk was a primary argument for all elections being conducted by mail in Oregon, which was adopted after 20 years of practice with dual polling/mail elections — practice that none of these states whose elections are in question have had Observers were not allowed during the original count or the recount. There is no defense for this and intrinsically implies that elections officials had something to hide. There are other things to pick on, but these I cannot think of a way to defend and probably are sufficient to meet the apparent (according to the lawsuit) standard of "preponderance of the evidence" to "doubt the result." Eager to read defendants' response!



Stock Up

Emergency WI lawsuit identifies over 150k potentially fraudulent ballots, more than enough to call election into question - FBI requests data

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Joe Biden allegedly got 20,608 more votes than Donald Trump in Wisconsin in the November election.

This afternoon, the Milwaukee County Election Commission completed its recount Friday evening, Nov. 27.

The results showed that Joe Biden's vote count increased by 257 votes, for a revised total of 317,527, and Donald Trump's vote count increased by 125 votes, for a revised total of 134,482.

Phil Kline, director of The Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society who has filed an emergency lawsuit in the state of Wisconsin, challenging the election results, claims that nearly 160,000 of those ballots were potentially fraudulent. Kline told CBS58 that the recount won't catch the voter fraud adding, "The recount just validates the fraud."

CBS 58 - The Amistad Project announced Tuesday, Nov. 24, they filed an emergency petition with the Wisconsin Supreme Court challenging the state's unofficial results in the 2020 presidential election, which gave Democrat candidate Joe Biden a margin of just 20,000 votes over Republican candidate Donald Trump.

"We have identified over 150,000 potentially fraudulent ballots in Wisconsin, more than enough to call into question the validity of the state's reported election results," said Phill Kline, director of The Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society in a news release. "Moreover, these discrepancies were a direct result of Wisconsin election officials' willful violation of state law."

Comment: Some interesting updates from Kline's Twitter page. The FBI has contacted the Amistad Project, and Matt Braynard, who supplied the data:





Another lawsuit filed Friday asks the WI Supreme Court to block certification because ballot drop boxes were illegal:
The suit says over 500 ballot drop boxes were installed in 72 counties in the state in violation of the law, arguing the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) did not have the authority to approve their use. The commission's endorsement of drop-box use amounted to enacting a new elections law, the suit argues, noting that the U.S. Constitution accords such power only to Congress or state legislatures.

"By doing so, the WEC gave the newly created voting process of using ballot drop-boxes, the imprimatur of legality," the suit states. "But these ballot drop-boxes are part of a procedure and process that was never created through legislation by the Wisconsin legislature. By leaving election officials in all Wisconsin Counties the impression that the use of ballot drop-boxes was legal, members of the WEC violated Wisconsin election laws and encouraged county clerks to do so, also," it added.

Further, the lawsuit argued there may have been "one-sided partisan teams retrieving un-mailed and un-postmarked ballots from illegally placed ballot drop-boxes," which combined with "an alleged gross 'relaxation' of Wisconsin voter ID laws" undercut election integrity and was "a recipe for voter fraud."

"With all of these allegations and facts considered together, there is now a cloud of suspicion over the whole election process in Wisconsin," the suit argued, and called on the Supreme Court to reject all ballots submitted through drop-boxes.

However, identification of ballots cast via drop boxes may not be possible, with Urban Milwaukee reporting that Milwaukee Election Commission Executive Director Claire Woodall-Vogg said on several occasions ahead of the election that clerks had no way to mark ballots returned through drop boxes. It is unclear how many ballots were cast via drop-box in Wisconsin.

Hinting at the likely impossibility of identifying ballots returned via drop-box, the suit noted: "If the drop-box ballots were not segregated so that they could be identified to a legal certainty and removed, then the Petitioner asks the Wisconsin Supreme Court to nullify the results of this whole election in Wisconsin and notify that the legislature that it must choose 10 Electors" who would cast presidential votes.
Wisconsin just completed its recount. They came up with pretty much the same results, which isn't surprising given that the recount was just as fraudulent as the original count:

But there are rumors that the GOP observers flagged many potentially fraudulent votes during the recount. Gateway Pundit posted this, for example:
According to our source on the ground: More than 2,000 fake votes were found at the Wisconsin Recount in Dane County on Friday!
* On Black Friday, there were so many Trump observers that two dozen of them had nowhere to sit, and had to back upstairs and watch on closed circuit TV.

* Thousands of fake votes were found!
The signature "MLW" was used on the the fake votes. These initials were found on thousands of "votes" by "indefinitely confined" people.
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Eye 1

Los Angeles enforcing more lockdown restrictions, Ireland issues stricter mask rules

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An aerial photo of motorists waiting for a COVID test at Dodger Stadium in LA on Nov. 18.
Los Angeles County announced a new stay-home order Friday as coronavirus cases surged out of control in the nation's most populous county, banning most gatherings but stopping short of a full shutdown on retail stores and other non-essential businesses.

The three-week "safer at home" order takes effect Monday. It came as the county of 10 million residents confirmed 24 new deaths and 4,544 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The county had set a threshold for issuing the stay-home order: an average of 4,500 cases a day over a five-day period, but hadn't expected to reach that level until next month.

Comment: The totalitarian balancing act continues in Ireland with new, equally nonsensical 'guidelines' coming into force; RT reports:
Staring from December 1, people will be urged to wear masks "outdoors on busy streets, within crowded indoor workplaces and in places of worship," Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin announced.

When asked to explain what was meant by 'busy streets', the PM urged everyone to use "common sense" in avoiding crowds.


Common sense in government seems to have been buried for good during the first lockdowns.


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A shopper wears a mask in Dublin, Ireland. October 2020.
"You name all the busy streets in the run up to Christmas - they're going to be busy," Martin said, adding that the streets would turn into an "equivalent of the shopping mall" during the holiday season.

The new recommendations are more thorough than the guidelines issued in July, which dealt with mask-wearing indoors. Observing the guidelines would continue to be voluntary, which is different from the rules on covering one's nose and mouth on public transport and in shops where violations are punishable by fines.

"We don't envisage going down that route, that's not what we're at here," Martin said, noting that people have responded "magnificently" in terms of wearing masks on public transport and in shops.

The update came two days after Ireland's top World Health Organization official Michael Ryan encouraged everyone to make "small choices" like wearing a mask to protect vulnerable people at family get-togethers.
See also: And check out SOTT radio's:


Footprints

Michigan judge who tossed Pro-Trump voter fraud suit caught releasing child molesters

Judge Timothy Kenny
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Judge Timothy Kenny of Wayne County Circuit Court, Michigan
On November 13, Judge Timothy Kenny dismissed a lawsuit brought by witnesses to the voter fraud at the TCF Center in Detroit, because the witnesses were "not credible."

This statement, dismissing Dominion Whistleblower Melissa Carone for example, has been used by dishonest fact-check organizations in order to say that a Judge found their witness statements, "not credible."

Yet now that Judge has been exposed as using COVID as a pretext to release violent criminals before they served their time.

The Detroit News broke the story, and they have not been given all the records they requested. The only time period covered so far has been from March through September 21, meaning there could be many more.

This includes alleged child molesters. And violent felons. And it includes an alleged rapist who went on to allegedly rape while freed by Judge Kenny.

According to Wayne County jail officials, eight of the inmates who'd been released from the jail from March to September because of the virus have been charged with new crimes they allegedly committed after being freed. Among the charges: Criminal sexual conduct, home invasion, drug possession, and breaking and entering.

Bad Guys

Black Lives Matter has INCREASED racial tension in UK - poll

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Black Lives Matter signs and placards at the base of the Edward Colston statue plinth in Bristol city centre in June.
A majority of people believe Black Lives Matter, the anti-racism movement that spread across the UK this summer, has increased racial tension, according to a poll.

Just over half (55%) of UK adults believe the BLM protests that took place in big cities but also in the Shetland Islands and the Isle of Wight, increased racial tensions, according to a survey of more than 2,000 people by pollsters Opinium. Only 17% of the people polled in October disagreed. The polling also showed 44% of ethnic minorities felt BLM increased racial tensions.

Comment: Divide and conquer is a favored tactic by those in positions of power; and so now you know why BLM protests and riots were given free reign while lockdown was enforced on everyone else:


Black Cat

Isn't claiming 'the Grammys are racist' a cynical attempt to play the race card?

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Rapper Drake (L) The Weeknd (R)
The nominations for the 63rd Grammys have been met by some loud and influential voices implying that artists of colour have been snubbed because of their ethnicity. But the facts don't appear to back those claims up.

Another day, another race row, and this time the Grammys are in the eye of the storm, after announcing the nominations ahead of the ceremony in January.

Beyonce heads the field and is in six categories principally for her track Black Parade, commemorating the end of slavery in the US and released following George Floyd's death. Other big names like Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber are there too. But the controversy centres around who isn't there, and the colour of their skin.

Comment: Amen.


Family

Tim Tebow teams with Trump Administration to fight human trafficking

Tim Tebow/Bill Barr/Ivanka Trump
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Former football star Tim Tebow • AG Bill Barr • WH advisor Ivanka Trump
Former football star Tim Tebow wants the world to remember those it too often forgets — children who are trafficked in the dark corners of society far from the limelight in which he has walked.

On Monday, Tebow stood shoulder to shoulder with Attorney General William Barr and White House adviser Ivanka Trump at a Georgia forum to denounce human trafficking and announce a new federal effort to combat it. The former Florida Gator, according to WSLS-TV, said:
"There are 40 million people around that world who need us. They need us to say, 'No longer is it about the credit; it's about the mission. Well, we're not going to work from Florida to Georgia or from right to left. We're going to all rally together to be able to push back this darkness and push back this evil."

Comment: See also:




Briefcase

Amistad Project sues to invalidate Michigan election results, claiming 'officials brazenly violated election laws' for partisan gain

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Bagging the Votes
The Thomas More Society's Amistad Project has filed a lawsuit asking Michigan's Supreme Court to physically secure "all evidence of irregularities in the 2020 election and declare the election results invalid on the basis of unlawful conduct by state and local officials."

Phil Kline, Director of the Amistad Project said:
"The pattern of lawlessness was so pervasive and widespread that it deprived the people of Michigan of a free and fair election, throwing the integrity of the entire process into question."
The suit outlines several significant violations by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and election officials at all tiers of the system. Specifically, the Amistad attorneys note that
"Benson circumvented the explicit intent of the Michigan Legislature, which established an absentee ballot process designed to minimize the risk of fraud."

Comment: See also:


Heart - Black

NY Times: Consulting firm advised Purdue Pharma to just pay pharmacies when their customers overdosed on OxyContin

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The scandal over major corporations causing an overdose crisis expanded on Friday with a bombshell report in The New York Times.

"When Purdue Pharma agreed last month to plead guilty to criminal charges involving OxyContin, the Justice Department noted the role an unidentified consulting company had played in driving sales of the addictive painkiller even as public outrage grew over widespread overdoses," the newspaper reported. "Documents released last week in a federal bankruptcy court in New York show that the adviser was McKinsey & Company, the world's most prestigious consulting firm."

McKinsey reportedly had a plan to reimburse distributors every time one of their customers was killed by OxyContin.

Comment: From RT:
It is reported that in a 2017 presentation, McKinsey laid out several suggestions for boosting sales of the pill, including by compensating distributors the damage from selling the product. It estimated the number of people who may overdose or get hooked on OxyContin and suggested paying rebates for "events" that could be reliably attributed to it.

For example, the report explains, a rebate of $14,810 for each of the 2,484 cases - which the consultancy firm projected would happen in 2019 due to OxyContin sold through CVS Health's pharmacy chain - would net the distributor $36.8 million. CVS and another firm mentioned in the presentation, Anthem, are among McKinsey's biggest clients. Both companies said they never received any rebates under a scheme described in the court papers.


It is said that senior McKinsey partners also discussed in 2018 doing more than "eliminating all our documents and emails." The suggestion was reportedly floated by Martin Elling, a leader for McKinsey's North American pharmaceutical practice, in response to the news that the state of Massachusetts had sued a former Purdue board member for her role in fueling the opioid crisis. Elling's addressee, Arnab Ghatak, responded as quoted: "Thanks for the heads up. Will do." It's not clear if any records were actually destroyed by McKinsey.

The report also highlights McKinsey's role in persuading the Sacklers family, who own Purdue, to accept their plan to "turbocharge" the sales of OxyContin and in preparing Purdue executives on how to push back against the US Food and Drug Administration.

The firm's involvement in Purdue's predatory business became public knowledge last year, after unredacted legal papers in the Massachusetts case were released. McKinsey has not been charged by the federal government or sued by anyone for consulting Purdue.

The New York Times story was met with disgust and anger online, with many commenters describing the money making advice as nothing short of "evil." The same word was used by an expert cited by the newspaper.

"This is the banality of evil, M.B.A. edition," Anand Giridharadas, a former McKinsey consultant who reviewed the documents, said of the firm's work with Purdue.
"They knew what was going on. And they found a way to look past it, through it, around it, so as to answer the only questions they cared about: how to make the client money and, when the walls closed in, how to protect themselves."