Gabriel Sterling, the Voting Systems Manager for the Georgia Secretary of State’s office.
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Gabriel Sterling, the Voting Systems Manager for the Georgia Secretary of State’s office.
Through the rally that preceded Wednesday’s lethal assault on the Capitol by enraged Trump supporters, Rudy Giuliani, the president’s private legal professional, said he was about to blow the lid off machine-facilitated election fraud in Georgia. That was not true. The subsequent day, President Donald Trump’s attorneys dropped 4 lawsuits alleging election irregularities and fraud in Georgia, claiming that they had reached settlement agreements with state officers, who supposedly had promised to research Trump’s outlandish charges. That was not true both.
These two lies verify that Giuliani by no means had any credible proof to again up his reckless allegations towards Dominion Voting Methods, which he claims helped Democrats rig election machines to modify “a whole lot of hundreds” of Trump votes to Biden votes. That extensively promoted conspiracy principle, which on Friday prompted Dominion to sue former Trump marketing campaign lawyer Sidney Powell for defamation, was on the coronary heart of the grievances underlying Wednesday’s violence. But Giuliani now has implicitly admitted it was all a hoax.
Source: Jim Hoft
Earlier this week Trump attorney and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani testified before Georgia’s Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Elections and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and urged the state lawmakers to take action.
President Trump was absolutely crushing Joe Biden in Georgia on election night when all of a sudden elections officials at the State Farm Arena stopped counting ballots.
The crooked Democrats in Georgia counted tens of thousands of ballots for Joe Biden while blocking GOP observers.
Rudy once again urged Georgia lawmakers to show they have courage and to hold a hearing to decertify the vote or be remembered as cowards who allowed false election results to be sent to Washington.
“This stops right now! No more of this stuff in America. This is the stuff they do in a third world country,” Rudy said.
“This is the stuff they do in a Third World country, and if we let them get away with this, it will get so much worse”. @RudyGiuliani speaking about the overwhelming election fraud in the state of Georgia! pic.twitter.com/IqYRFelkf1
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) December 30, 2020
This will be an election like another…said every single television pundit ever, during every election ever.
It is a trick of logic that allows these pundits to be so cavalier about this call. You see, the only election that matters at all is the next election, by default. The previous elections have all been decided, and we don’t yet know the circumstances under which we’ll be voting in anything too far into the future.
Very literally, we can only care about the imminent and inevitable election ahead of us.
But, we must concede that this next election will be hard fought and angst-ridden, as enthusiasm and unease remain the most prevalent emotions we have toward it.
This has led to incredibly long lines and technical issues for early voting in the State of Georgia.
Early voting for the Nov. 3 election began Monday in Georgia, and thousands of voters lined sidewalks and streets throughout the state to have their voices heard in one of the most contentious elections the country has ever seen.
The computer failures that plagued the primary elections in June were again an issue in pockets of precincts. There were reports of polling locations with too few poll workers. High turnout on Columbus Day when many voters were off work contributed to the logjam, as did continued concerns among many voters about mail-in ballots.
Election officials in Fulton County were aware of an issue with the electronic pollbooks used to check voters in at State Farm Arena, where Atlanta’s NBA and WNBA teams play, county spokeswoman Jessica Corbitt-Dominguez told the Associated Press. Technicians were on site working to resolve it, she said.
Georgia’s Senate runoff elections have already surpassed one million votes, less than a week into the state’s early voting period.
Early voting for the runoffs began on Monday. As of Friday approximately 1,123,095 early votes have been cast, according to data from GeorgiaVotes, a website that tracks early voting data.
Data from GeorgiaVotes also shows that at the same point in the general election, roughly 1,223,045 early votes have been cast—indicating a 100,950 vote difference when compared to the early voting numbers in the Senate runoffs.
Among the total number of early votes cast as of Friday, more than 481,000 have been mail-in ballots and over 641,000 were early votes, according to the website.
Using numbers provided by the Georgia secretary of state’s office, The Hill reported that roughly 168,000 votes had been cast on the first day of early voting for the Senate runoffs, which surpassed the 128,000 number of votes submitted on the first day of early voting for the general election.
According to the U.S. Elections Project, created by Michael McDonald, a political science professor at the University of Florida, roughly 24,106 people who did not vote in the general election have already cast their ballot in the Senate runoffs, while 889,991 have voted in both.
Newsweek reached out to the Georgia secretary of state’s elections division for comment, but did not receive a response in time for publication.
The number of early votes cast in Georgia’s Senate runoffs comes less than a month before the January 5 elections, consisting of two races that will decide which political party controls majority of the Senate next year.
The untimely death and heartbreaking tragedy of the charismatic 20-year-old man with his future ahead of him, Harrison Deal, was a field staffer to Georgia republican politicians, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. Harrison Deal was also the boyfriend and best friend of Governor Kemp’s daughter Lucy.
On Friday, December 4, 2020, just outside of Savannah Georgia, at about 10:00 am, the Pooler Police were on a three-car scene of a major accident that took place at 16 eastbound and Pooler Parkway. Neighboring community members reported hearing a large explosive boom and fire filled the air, sealing the fate of this young Georgia political staffer.
The other three individuals caught up in the three-car tragedy were treated on the scene and released unscathed. There was a great deal of chatter on the scene, as witnesses were questioning the tragedy with comments like these:
“It’s more like a car bomb than a normal highway accident.”
“It’s been said that those car explosions in the movies are just for effect because cars that get into even bad wrecks don’t actually blow up like this. Interesting.”
“That’s no freaking crash, that car was blown by a bomb or hit by a missile.”
“Exactly, modern cars don’t burst into flames even at crazy high-speed impacts. Something was either catastrophically wrong with that car or someone planted C4.”
“I worked as a volunteer firefighter in my youth and flaming car wrecks are very rare in modern cars made after the 1980s.”
“That’s a car bomb. not an accident.”
Actual footage from the scene was captured and can be seen here: Gov Kemp’s Daughter’s Boyfriend Harrison Deal Dies in Car Accident Under Suspicious Circumstances.
President Donald Trump pressed his grievances over losing the presidential election Saturday, using a rally to spread baseless allegations of misconduct in last month’s voting in Georgia and beyond even as he pushed supporters to turn out for a pair of Republican Senate candidates in a runoff election in January.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger stated that President Donald Trump should give up and “leave quietly” from the White House. The secretary of state made these comments in an interview with Atlanta Journal-Constitution published Saturday.
“When you lose an election, you should leave quietly. It’s the will of the people that has been expressed,” stated Raffensperger.
Unlike Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, the secretary of state has been vocal against his critics on social media and through the mainstream media. Earlier this week, Raffensperger published an op-ed with USA Today complaining that he and his family “are now being thrown under the bus” by Trump.
“In the days that followed, a losing presidential campaign refused to accept the facts, following a playbook written by a failed gubernatorial candidate [Stacey Abrams] two years before. A failed senate candidate [Doug Collins] with nothing to do tried to undermine the integrity of Georgia’s elections,” the op-ed says. “A self-described ‘attorney for the damned’ [Lin Wood] took up the cause. An onslaught of fake news and unrepentant disinformation threatened to tear the fabric of our country apart. People on both sides of the aisle generated controversies out of nowhere to stir up trouble.”
Since the initial audit, Trump and other Republicans have called for a review of the absentee ballot signatures. However, Raffensperger hasn’t allowed for one. In response, the president dubbed Raffensperger a “RINO,” or “Republican In Name Only” – a term reserved for individuals accused of holding values and objectives contrary to the standard Republican ideals.
Attorney Sidney Powell delivered on her promise to file massive election fraud lawsuits in Georgia and Michigan. The Georgia lawsuit was the weightier of the two, totaling 104 pages, with the Michigan lawsuit reaching 75 pages. Both lawsuits and all evidence are included on Powell’s legal defense fund website.
Thanksgiving Eve was an action-packed day for Powell – she followed up the presidential pardoning of her client, General Michael Flynn, by filing both lawsuits just before midnight.
Powell filed the Georgia lawsuit first. In her tweet announcement, she included the news that she’d filed suit in Michigan as well.
“The #Kraken was just released on #Georgia. Complaint being uploaded at DefendingTheRepublic.Org. Exhibits to follow. Also #ReleaseTheKraken in #Michigan @realDonaldTrump @jbinnall @GenFlynn @molmccann @abigailcfrye @jbinnall @Scavino45 @marklevinshow @MariaBartiromo”
The Georgia lawsuit alleged that a combined effort of hacked electronic voting systems and fraudulent absentee ballots were incorporated to rig the election in favor of Democratic candidate Joe Biden. The suit claimed that the Dominion Voting Systems (Dominion) relied on the software that was designed to keep Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez in power through vote manipulations.
Further, the suit claimed that Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger executed a reckless deal with Dominion to secure the voting systems for the state.
Concerning the absentee ballots, the suit claimed that unlawful early processing and improper auditing took place.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson apologized on Friday after a Georgia news station let him know that he had falsely claimed that a dead man voted illegally in the state.
The voter in question, Agnes Blalock, is the wife of the late James Blalock Jr., and her registered voter name is “Mrs. James Blalock, Jr.”
“He’s not voting,” she told the Atlanta-based news station 11 Alive. “He didn’t vote. It was me.”
Carlson issued an apology on-air, saying that “we’re always going to correct when we’re wrong, and we were.”
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Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Friday apologized on-air after a Georgia news station informed him that he had falsely alleged that a dead man voted illegally in the state during the November election.
During a Thursday segment of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Carlson said that a ballot had been cast for James Blalock of Covington, a World War II veteran who passed away in 2006. In reality, the ballot was cast by his widow, who is registered to vote under the name “Mrs. James R. Blalock, Jr.”
President Donald Trump’s campaign, which has issued a litany of lawsuits in a range of swing states to back up debunked claims of voter fraud, inaccurately released Blalock’s name as evidence of a dead individual who cast a ballot, which would point to voter fraud.
“No one quite embodies that story like James Blalock of Covington, Georgia. Mr. Blalock was a mailman for 33 years, until he passed away in 2006,” Carlson said on Thursday. “Fourteen years later, according to state records, he was still mailing things. James Blalock cast a ballot in last week’s election.”
—Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) November 12, 2020