Election Audits Confound Never-Trumpers
Georgia Superior Court Judge Brian Amero ordered a forensic audit by independent experts of 147,000 mail-in ballots counted in Fulton County, which includes Atlanta. Shockingly few mail-in ballots were rejected for invalid signatures, and the overwhelming majority of those ballots were counted in favor of Biden to provide him the margin of his reported victory in Georgia, as in other swing states.
Trump’s team sought to monitor the initial post- election sham review of ballots in Fulton County, which is Georgia’s most populous county. But Anti-Trump officials there blocked access by Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to the process, despite how review of illegitimate mail-in ballots should have been open to the public as Democrats ran up an implausible 244,000-vote overall county margin for Biden there.
Election fraud is a matter of enormous public concern, not to be swept under the rug after the media declares one side to have won. This issue confounds the Never- Trumpers, who fail to support these election audits that include Republican review of many Arizona Maricopa County ballots.
This election audit in Georgia and also in Arizona could prove that the election was indeed stolen from Trump and his more than 74 million supporters. A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll demonstrates that most Republicans still view Donald Trump as the true winner of the presidential election.
This independent poll confirms that 61% of Republicans feel that the last election was stolen, and the same number do not think that mail-in ballots are counted accurately. Nearly 60% of Republicans view the January 6th protests at the Capitol as mostly peaceful, and by law- abiding Americans.
With no changes by the Pennsylvania Republican legislature to reduce mail-in voting fraud there, in mid- May Democrats won a state senate election in northeastern Pennsylvania by a landslide. Perhaps Republicans would have picked up that seat if Pennsylvania had restored election integrity.
The Republican-controlled Texas legislature is wrapping up its biennial session now without enacting true election reform. The declining margins of victory for Republicans in Texas is reportedly due to changes in demographics, but the bigger reason is the increased exploitation of early and mail-in voting by the Democrat machine in the Lone Star state.
In contrast with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Texas Governor Greg Abbott failed to do anything to stop allowing hundreds of thousands of unverified mail- in ballots. A milquetoast bill promoted as election reform languished and failed to pass in Austin prior to adjournment, despite how Republicans have commanding majorities in both legislative chambers plus the governor’s mansion.
Failure to enact election integrity legislation signals inaction on other high-profile issues, too. While several Republican states have rightly protected minors against irreversible transgender operations, Texas Gov. Abbott and statehouse Republican officials went AWOL.
Perhaps the phony threats by the NCAA to punish states which protect girls’ sports against transgendered biological males intimidated Republican leadership in Texas, but not in other states. It was mere bluster, as the NCAA subsequently announced it will hold its women’s college softball regional tournaments in Alabama, Arkansas, and Tennessee, all of which have enacted legislation banning transgender athletes from intercollegiate women’s sports.
The fastest high school female runner in Connecticut, Chelsea Mitchell, properly complains about losing four state championship titles, two all-New England titles, and additional award podium spots to males who competed against her as transgenders. A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by her and others, by saying the lawsuit was moot after the transgender students graduated.
Republicans should not place all their hopes on courts doing the right thing on the transgender or the election integrity issues. Because the Georgia legislature did nothing for election integrity last year even after the widely reported shenanigans in the November election, Democrats then stuffed the ballot box with unverified mail-in ballots totaketwoRepublicanU.S.Senateseatsandtherebygain control of that chamber.
The Pelosi-controlled House passed H.R. 1 to make unverified mail-in ballots a permanent fixture in American elections, which would render it impossible for Republicans to win another presidential election. The sham elections in Georgia removed the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate to block this and other bad bills, and only the filibuster can preserve in Congress what is left of election integrity.
State legislatures which have not yet adjourned for the year, as in Pennsylvania, should not defer to their liberal court system. Instead they should enact legislation requiring the type of audit that the Georgia judge recently ordered.
Pennsylvania loses an electoral college vote with the census and faces the prospect of no longer being a battleground state if it fails to reinstate its pre-2020 limits on absentee and mail-in voting. Without verification of signatures on mail-in ballots, Democrats can toss in many hundreds of thousands of bogus votes, and future Republican presidential candidates should campaign in the swing states having election integrity.
End of the Cheney-Rove Grip on GOP
For more than two decades the Cheney and Bush families and Karl Rove have run the Republican Party by controlling its fundraising. In 2016, Jeb Bush raised and spent more than $130 million from this powerful network of donors, or $46 million per delegate he won.
At the same time, Karl Rove was predicting that if Donald Trump became the Republican nominee then Democrats would win the White House and the Senate. The opposite happened as Trump became president and his coattails lifted to victory many Republican senatorial candidates, such as Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania.
Yet the Bush-Cheney-Rove triumvirate has never accepted their defeat, and never acknowledged what Trump has achieved. The point person in Congress for the Never- Trumpers became Liz Cheney, who won the congressional seat in Wyoming despite not living there, based on her famous father’s name.
For several years Liz Cheney has worked hard at trying to purge conservatives from influence, and even seeking to defeat them in their own primaries. She backed a primary opponent to conservative Rep. Tom Massie (R-KY), whom Massie then defeated by 81-19%.
On January 3rd, Liz Cheney circulated a 21-page memo criticizing challenges to the election procedures whereby millions of inadequately verified mail-in ballots were counted for Biden. Cheney did nothing for election integrity, while interfering with those attempting to stop election fraud.
Recently it was disclosed that Liz Cheney was the person who secretly arranged for an anti-Trump letter to be signed by 10 former Defense Secretaries, many of whom hold their own personal grudges against Trump. In mid- January Cheney led nine other House Republicans to vote for the second impeachment of Donald Trump a few days before he left office.
On May 12 House Republicans ousted Liz Cheney from her undeserved rank of #3 over House Republicans. “She’s failed in her mission as the chief spokesperson of our party,” Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) said, as Chairman of the 153-member Republican Study Committee, the largest Republican caucus in the House.
Despite widespread criticism by Republicans of Liz Cheney, she has continued to speak virulently against Trump. He received nearly 20% more votes than Liz Cheney’s father or any Bush ever did, and it is difficult to see why anyone would think there is a successful political future in the globalist policies of Cheney and Bush, rather than the America First policies of the immensely popular Trump.
Even some liberals have shown more concern than Cheney about the mistreatment of Trump supporters in D.C. jails, where they languish awaiting trial for exercising their First Amendment rights on January 6. To Cheney, perhaps no punishment of a Trump supporter can be harsh enough.
Cheney lasted this long because Karl Rove supports those who support her, such as Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R- IL) who benefited from a fundraising event headlined by Rove. Though Kinzinger is in northern Illinois and Rove is from Texas, the shadow network of donors whom Rove controls lined up to support the Never-Trumper.
Apparently Liz Cheney thought she was invincible with the high-dollar donors who can be told to support other Republicans who support her. On the strength of that and a secret ballot, Cheney survived a vote to remove her from authority in February.
But principles are more important in the GOP than money. Before mouthing off further against Trump and the more than 74 million voters who support him, Liz Cheney should have read a copy of A Choice Not an Echo by Phyllis Schlafly.
In it Phyllis explained that grassroots Republicans can and will make a difference, as in 1964 when they toppled the powerful Nelson Rockefeller with a candidate from the then-small western state of Arizona, Barry Goldwater.
Goldwater lacked the nearly infinite wealth of the Rockefellers, just as House conservatives lack access to the Bush-Cheney-Rove gravy train. Liz Cheney is an heiress to the fortune acquired by her father Dick Cheney from the globalist Halliburton Corporation, between his stints as congressman, Secretary of Defense, and Vice President.
Liz Cheney sometimes sides with liberals on globalism, immigration, and porous election procedures, while Trump and the grassroots are solidly on the conservative side of these fundamental issues and more. After Liz Cheney unsuccessfully attempted to purge conservatives from the House, it is refreshing to see Cheney receive an overdue comeuppance.
She can’t be the “Wicked Witch of the West” because she doesn’t really reside out West, despite occupying Wyoming’s seat in Congress. Let’s hope that this humiliation of Liz Cheney’s inflated self-importance causes her to resign her seat entirely.
This is not only a triumph of good over the Trump- hating Liz Cheney. This is an historic victory for the grassroots, a realization of the American dream to have a political choice, not merely an echo.
The BIG LIE is the New Litmus Test
A litmus test helps smoke out the political fakes and impostors. More Republican politicians claim to be conservative than really are, and litmus tests separate the wheat from the chaff.
Donald Trump issued a proclamation on May 3 that should become the new standard against which Republican candidates are measured. “The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE!” Trump declared.
Leftists have figured out how to steal elections by harvesting mail-in ballots, as happened in the last presidential election and then again in the special Georgia U.S. Senate runoff elections. Republicans who deny this are not worth supporting, because they will not rein in this fraud as it worsens.
A Never-Trumper with big-name support ran in the congressional primary in Texas on May 1 for an open seat previously held by a Republican. Michael Wood is a charismatic former Marine and two-time winner of a Purple Heart, and seemed like a can’t-lose candidate.
But he finished a distant 9th in the race, garnering only 3% of the vote. Among his supporters were Never-Trumper Liz Cheney (R-WY), who donated to his campaign.
Michael Wood openly campaigned against Donald Trump, and that guaranteed his defeat as it should. The winner won with Trump’s endorsement, of course.
Cheney tweeted out her view that the 2020 presidential election was won by Biden fair and square, and thus she will not be doing anything meaningful to prevent a repeat of that calamity. She has also failed to speak out against the wrongful imprisonment of peaceful political protesters who came to the Capitol on January 6.
Meanwhile, Liz Cheney was photographed giving a fist bump to Joe Biden when he came to address Congress. Then on May 3 Biden drastically increased the limit on opening our borders to refugees despite strong opposition by ordinary Americans.
The litmus test of the Big Lie enables Wyoming voters to recognize immediately that Cheney is working for the other side. Rep. Lance Gooden (R-TX) correctly predicted that she would be removed from GOP leadership in the House by the end of May.
Liz Cheney still did not get the message, as she continued to castigate President Trump at a closed-door gathering of Establishment donors in the elite resort town of Sea Island, Georgia. “It’s a poison in the bloodstream of our democracy,” she said about the recognition that the 2020 election was tainted by fraud, which two-thirds of Republican voters believe according to multiple recent surveys.
No Republican will win another presidential election until the fraudulent voting tricks by Dems are stopped. If Cheney gets her way, she’d be giving Biden fist bumps and high-fives for the next eight years while refugees and illegal aliens overrun our country.
Also recently, Mitt Romney (R-UT) was nearly booed off the stage by the Utah State Republican Party convention of thousands. Shouts of “traitor” and even “communist” rained down on him from grassroots conservatives.
Romney protested that his dad was a Republican, and that Mitt himself was the GOP nominee for president in 2012. But that was when voting was in-person without the rampant mail-in voting fraud that Democrats exploit now, and Romney is clueless about what needs to be done to save our country from more stolen elections.
While Romney jets around criticizing Trump as liberals do, our country is suffering the consequences of the stolen election. A total of 62,500 refugees will be placed in various communities without approval by local residents, subjecting them to assaults and suffocating burdens on their local governments.
Heinous crimes have been committed by refugees who lack the background or the values to function in our society. The recent murder of 10 at a grocery store in Colorado was purportedly committed by a refugee, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, who had arrived in our country at a young age and went to school here without learning to be a loyal American.
That refugee had reportedly posted anti-Trump comments on Facebook. One of the victims of the killing spree was a police officer, Eric Talley, the father of 7.
In the next six months Biden will bring in more than four times the number of refugees whom Trump allowed annually, and Biden is just getting started. Some insist that anyone concerned merely about alleged climate change should qualify as a refugee.
Biden’s own Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, expressed doubts whether federal resources are sufficient to accommodate so many refugees. Biden is pandering to Leftists who do not care about the crime and hardship on Americans that such a large increase in refugees causes.
We do not hear Cheney, Romney, or other anti- Trumpers doing anything meaningful to stand up against Biden, as Trump has done and will do again. Republicans who downplay election fraud should resign or be defeated in their next primary.
Dems Target Energy to Advance Agenda
For more than two centuries, Americans have been a nation on the move. But our nation’s mobility, which is the cornerstone of our freedom, depends on maintaining an unfettered access to energy.
An estimated 111,000 gas stations, employing 908,000 people, are beacons of liberty as they fuel our travel and relocation in pursuit of the American dream. Government cannot easily shut off access to our highly decentralized system of distributing gasoline, but it can and does control access to electricity supplied by a small number of central power stations.
Electric cars are dependent on centralized power, government-subsidized expensive auto parts, and new regulations against traditional energy. If environmentalists have their way, it may soon become illegal to purchase a gas-powered car, or companies may be bullied into not selling them.
Tesla is the electric car company whose stock price has skyrocketed in the expectation that liberals will ban traditional cars, as they have already sought to do in California. But electric cars are unaffordable for most Americans, and Tesla has increased the expensive price of its Model 3 by more than $2,500 since March.
Electric cars are not better for the environment anyway, because they require finding and mining tons of rare metals and other hazardous materials, building thousands of new charging stations, and producing electricity to supply them. Traditional vehicles that run on gasoline are becoming more efficient, and are easier to maintain without complex semiconductors needed by electric cars.
Yet under Biden, the assault on free market energy continues at a fever pitch. Big banks are being pressured not to lend money to traditional energy businesses, and a consortium of large stockholders recently won a proxy battle for at least two seats on the board of ExxonMobil for new directors who are hostile to oil production.
Imagine opponents of the internal combustion engine taking over General Motors in order to stop it from producing gas-powered vehicles. Actually that may have already occurred, as GM has announced that it will shift to a new fleet of electric-powered cars instead.
The ability of well-funded opponents of oil to gain multiple seats on Exxon’s board of directors stunned observers. It was the result of an expensive campaign that badgered shareholders with dozens of mailings and even telephone calls.
This undermines the remarkable achievement of President Trump in attaining energy independence. Under his deregulatory approach allowing development of traditional energy sources within our country, such as oil and natural gas, with his leadership we exported more oil than we imported, for the first time in 70 years.
Lacking sufficient votes to pass their agenda in the Senate, radical environmentalists have a strategy to induce big banks not to loan money to companies engaged in traditional energy production. Last week the state treasurers of 15 states, including West Virginia, wrote a strong letter to Biden’s Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, warning him against pressuring banks to choke off coal, oil, and natural gas.
“As the Obama Administration’s War on Coal demonstrated, reckless attacks on the fossil fuel industry ultimately cut off paychecks for workers and take food off the table of hard-working middle-class families – the very people the Biden Administration claims to champion,” this compelling letter explained.
The recent hacking of a major national oil pipeline that disrupted gasoline supplies to the northeast was a clarion call of how diabolical the Leftist enemies of access to energy can be. Increasing public dependency on a centralized grid of electricity for cars would only worsen this vulnerability.
Meanwhile, a court in the Netherlands slapped Royal Dutch Shell with a surprise order to reduce its carbon emissions by an unrealistic 45% by 2030, merely nine years from now. BP, the major oil company formerly known as British Petroleum, has been promoting itself with the absurd slogan Beyond Petroleum, and it plans to reduce production by 40% in this decade.
Andrew Cuomo’s New York State and several West Coast cities are banning new natural gas hookups, which are necessary as backups against the endless power outages on the electric grid. Cheap natural gas has helped propel our economy, but becomes a casualty of the war on energy.
Like all attempts at socialism, the assault on coal, oil, and natural gas is built upon deception. Electric cars harm the environment more than gasoline-fueled vehicles do, and promoting electric cars as a way to combat climate change is a complete myth.
Electric cars depend on specialized semiconductor chips that are five times as expensive than in standard vehicles, chips that are eco-unfriendly to manufacture. Chip makers are asking governments to provide billions in subsidies to make these chips for electric vehicles.
Without access to affordable, decentralized energy, freedom and prosperity die. Socialism is quietly advancing by interfering with our traditional energy.