Officials in Georgia have not been able to produce any invoices or work orders related to a “burst pipe” at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena that was blamed for an abrupt pause in vote counting on election night.
The only evidence for the burst pipe, released under freedom-of-information laws, was a text message exchange in which one senior employee at the stadium described it as “highly exaggerated … a slow leak that caused about an hour and a half delay” and that “we contained it quickly – it did not spread”.
“Beyond the lack of documentary evidence of the inspection or repair of a ruptured pipe, we are being asked to believe that there is not one single picture of this allegedly ruptured pipe, at a time and in a place where virtually everything is recorded and documented,” Georgia lawyer Paul Dzikowski, who obtained the text messages, told news.com.au in an email on Wednesday night.
On Monday, Mr Dzikowski sent an open records request concerning the burst pipe to the Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority – the state authority that owns State Farm Arena.
AFCRA executive director Kerry Stewart responded less than half an hour later attaching “the only document responsive to your request” – a text message exchange between an unidentified person and Geoffrey Stiles, vice president of facilities for the Atlanta Hawks NBA team.
Here is the screenshot of that text conversation:
“It was highly exaggerated- it was a slow leak that caused about an hour and a half delay.”
That’s not how it was described on election night.
The US mainstream media had zero interest in looking into this story.
LOL! Trump thinks there’s only 200 troops in Syria. What an IDIOT!
Liz Sly’s Twitter bio reads: “Washington Post Beirut bureau chief covering Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and beyond.”
And she thinks it’s absolutely hilarious that unelected deep state officials are lying to the elected commander in chief in order to ensure more US soldiers die in a pointless war in a God-forsaken desert on the other side of the world.
Four years after signing the now-infamous “Never Trump” letter condemning then-presidential candidate Donald Trump as a danger to America, retiring diplomat Jim Jeffrey is recommending that the incoming Biden administration stick with Trump’s foreign policy in the Middle East.
But even as he praises the president’s support of what he describes as a successful “realpolitik” approach to the region, he acknowledges that his teamroutinely misled senior leaders about troop levels in Syria.
“We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had there,” Jeffrey said in an interview. The actual number of troops in northeast Syria is “a lot more than” the roughly two hundred troops Trump initially agreed to leave there in 2019.
This comes off as extremely disturbing. It’s like he’s saying, “Trump thinks we only have 200 troops in Syria, but don’t you worry: there’s a lot more there.” If that’s supposed to be reassuring, it certainly is not meant to reassure average Americans.
Trump’s abruptly-announced withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria remains perhaps the single-most controversial foreign policy move during his first years in office, and for Jeffrey, “the most controversial thing in my fifty years in government.”
“Controversial”? Only in the Beltway. Most regular Americans emphatically support it.
And “the most controversial thing” in 50 years? More controversial than the Iraq War? More controversial than the overthrow of Gaddafi in Libya? What the hell is this guy talking about?
This is sickening. But it’s how our ruling class rolls. There’s a complete disconnect between them and the American people, who by and large have no appetite for endless wars in the Middle East. And so-called “journalists,” who cackle with delight at the thought of more 19-year-old plebes dying in these pointless wars.
“The point a lot of people are missing with this is that yes you can dislike the guy and even hate him for not being the president you would have liked or wanted, but the belief that he is a racist dictator who is literally hitler that must be stopped at any cost is a product of
The MSM and you have to acknowledge their complicity in this if you have any semblance of objectivity left.”
I wrote about this this other day when I looked at Biden’s strong numbers in the suburbs: lots of people believed the media’s apocalyptic rhetoric about Trump and, as Jack Murphy put it, said, “Just make it stop,” with their votes in 2020.
Everything the media has done since 2016 is part of one massive psyop.
This is a preview of what a Biden presidency will be like:
During the run-up to the election, his campaign called a “lid” before noon eight times in one month. The whole time he was basically shut in his basement, rarely venturing into the outside world.
The few times Biden did venture outside, he was hopped-up on stimulants and heavily reliant on teleprompters. None of that is going to change when he’s in office. It’ll probably get even worse.
He will be the President in Name Only, a figurehead occupying a ceremonial head of state role–similar to the Queen of England or the Emperor of Japan. The big differences will be the lack of actual royal blood, and the lack of universal reverence and admiration from the people. He will rarely make public appearances, and I doubt he will conduct much business with foreign heads of state when they visit.
The country will be ruled in his stead by a technocratic regency council. I wrote about this several months ago. It’ll likely be a triumvirate of Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, as well as many other career Swamp creatures (all unelected, of course) occupying posts on the White House staff, notably Ron Klain, who was just chosen to be Biden’s Chief of Staff.
This sort of thing has happened throughout history–for instance, when a king was too young to rule, or when a king becomes too old and incapacitated. The most notable example is probably King George III of England, who ruled from 1760 until his death in 1820, but by 1811 due to old age and failing health, both physical and mental, George III was no longer fit to rule, and so Parliament passed the Regency Acts which allowed Prince George to effectively rule England in his father’s stead. Prince Regent George ruled for nine years, until George III died, upon which point the Prince Regent became King George IV.
The difference is that America is not a monarchy, and Joe Biden will be entering office already unfit to govern.
I can’t believe I’m actually reading this. I am so used to American politicians being complete pussies.
Ron DeSantis says to hell with all that:
Florida’s governor has drafted “anti-mob” legislation to expand already controversial Stand Your Ground laws — to allow people to shoot looters, according to a report.
A draft of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ proposed bill expands the list of “forcible felonies” under Florida’s self-defense law to include criminal mischief causing “interruption or impairment” of a business, according to the Miami Herald, which obtained a copy through a records request.
It also specifically allows force against those looting, which the draft defines as burglary within 500 feet of a “violent or disorderly assembly.”
DeSantis also wants to make it a third-degree felony to block traffic during a protest — and offer immunity to drivers who accidentally kill or injure protesters who do so, according to the Herald.
Expect the libs to scream bloody murder that their precious astroturfed, Soros-funded looters no longer have carte blanche to destroy the country while the law-abiding folk cower in fear.
We’ve seen the McCloskeys get the book thrown at them by a corrupt Dem prosecutor in St. Louis.
We’ve seen Jake Gardner commit suicide because he was charged with murder after he shot and killed a looter in self-defense.
No more of this bullshit. The law-abiding, upstanding citizens need to be empowered.
The looters and anarchists are the ones that should be living in fear, not the small business owners and peaceful homeowners.
Ron “Chad” DeSantis is one of the few politicians in this country who has his head screwed on straight. He’s not going to let his state turn into bizarro world where the “justice” system looks the other way for looters, but brings its full wrath down on law-abiding citizens for having the audacity to not want to be violently murdered by BLM and Antifa.
If you are shocked and offended by DeSantis’ proposed legislation, it’s a sign you’ve been living in upside down world for far too long. Your priorities have been warped beyond all recognition if you care more about the looters than you do the people being looted.
It should not at all be controversial that the law favors those who abide by it and has no mercy upon those that do not.
No more anarcho-tyranny.
Or, as Sam Francis, the man who coined the term, put it:
It’s silly, but Star Wars is the one analogy I keep going back to in recent days to describe the Donald Trump era in American politics.
First, it was a New Hope. He won, against all odds, and seemingly defeated the Uniparty–in the form of Jeb Bush and Hillary–in 2016. But then the Empire rebuilt the Death Star and roared back with a vengeance, brazenly stealing multiple key swing states in the 2020 election and declaring Joe Biden the President-elect.
We are in the Empire Strikes Back phase of the Trump Saga. I don’t know what will happen next. I can’t promise there will be a Return of the Jedi in 2024, or if Trump will somehow prevail in the next couple months. I really have no idea what’s going to happen (although I’m not getting my hopes up that justice prevails).
But here’s some of the latest information that I found particularly interesting.
First is this revelation from James O’Keefe, one of America’s few remaining real journalists, about a USPS whistleblower from Erie, PA named Richard Hopkins, who came forward with claims that postal workers were ordered to back-date a ballot that arrived on November 4 so that it would appear it was received on November 3, election day.
Now, one ballot alone would not seem like that big of a deal. But you have to assume that it didn’t happen once: after all, why risk getting caught for election fraud if it’s not on a level anywhere near enough to make a difference?
(By the way, this is the main reason I think the media’s claim that “voter fraud does happen but it’s rare and never significant enough to tip an election” is BS. Nobody would risk committing a federal crime and risk getting caught over one ballot, or even a hundred ballots. If you’re going to commit election fraud, it’s going to be on a scale that could tip an election. Nobody would risk prison time over one ballot.)
And Hopkins’ claims were explosive enough to compel a federal agent from the USPS’s Inspector General office named Russell Strasser to get in contact with Hopkins and try to coerce him into recanting his story. Project Veritas has it all on audio:
RECORDING: Federal agents “coerce” USPS whistleblower Hopkins to water down story. Hopkins doubles down…
Agent Strasser: “I am trying to twist you a little bit”
“I am scaring you here”…” we have Senators involved…DOJ involved…reason they called me is to try to harness.”
Richard Hopkins, a Combat Veteran and a marine with a daughter never asked to go public or for any of this. In the full interview released tomorrow, he said this harder than what he endured in Afghanistan.
More than 20,000 absentee ballots in Pennsylvania have impossible return dates and another more than 80,000 have return dates that raise questions, according to a researcher’s analysis of the state’s voter database.
Over 51,000 ballots were marked as returned just a day after they were sent out—an extraordinary speed, given U.S. Postal Service (USPS) delivery times, while nearly 35,000 were returned on the same day they were mailed out.Another more than 23,000 have a return date earlier than the sent date. More than 9,000 have no sent date.
The state’s voter records are being scrutinized as President Donald Trump is challenging the results of the presidential election in Pennsylvania and other states where his opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, holds a tight lead. The Trump campaign is alleging that invalid ballots have been counted for Democrats and valid ballots for Republicans were thrown away.
The analysis of the publicly available data was conducted by a data researcher who submitted it first to the Chinese-language edition of The Epoch Times. The researcher, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said he consulted about the matter with several USPS field engineers, who said the return dates shown in the database are “impossible.”
The dataset made public by Pennsylvania’s secretary of state was last updated on Nov. 10, and “describes a current state of mail ballot requests for the 2020 General Election.” The data includes the mailed-out and return dates.
In Pennsylvania, voters must request a ballot, which is sent to them via USPS. The voter then fills out the document and sends it back via mail or returns it in person. The process usually takes several days or even weeks, depending on the speed of delivery and response by the voter.
This year, Pennsylvania also allowed voters to “request, receive, mark and cast your mail-in or absentee ballot all in one visit to your county election office or other designated location.” That may explain the ballots with no sent date—they may have been received and cast in person.
While it could also explain the ballots with the same sent and returned date, that appears to clash with the description of the database, which says the sent date is “the date the county confirmed the application to queue a ballot label to mail the ballot materials to the voter.”
If the ballot was received by the voter in person, there would have been no need for a mailing label.
“Since October 1, the average time of delivery for First-Class Mail, including ballots, was 2.5 days,” USPS said in an Oct. 29 release. Impossible and improbable return dates indicate there’s something wrong with either the database or the ballots.
I’m sure they’ll say the database is wrong. Easy fix!
I don’t know exactly what this story proves, but I imagine it would be a good starting point in hunting down fraudulent ballots.
Finally we have Steve Cortes who goes over several statistically improbable things that happened during the 2020 election.
His first point is the ridiculously high voter turnout in Milwaukee:
Even more importantly, looking within the Wisconsin vote, the decisive locale for Biden was, unsurprisingly, Milwaukee. Wisconsin’s largest city reported an 84% turnout to secure a 145,916 vote lead there for Biden.
Consider a comparison to another very similar Midwestern city, Cleveland, OH. Milwaukee has a population of 590,000, 67% of them minorities. Cleveland has 381,000 people with 60% of them minorities.
But Milwaukee’s 84% turnout dwarfs Cleveland’s more believable 51% turnout rate. Like many of the suspect statistical trends evident from last Tuesday, the abnormal factors favoring Biden seem only present in the key swing states that Biden allegedly won.
It’s certainly possible that Milwaukee had 84% voter turnout while Cleveland only had 51%. It’s possible.
But it seems unlikely, doesn’t it? Are the people of Milwaukee just really, really politically engaged, while the people of Cleveland are not?
Mass mail-in voting could explain the higher turnout in Milwaukee, but then why wouldn’t Cleveland’s voter turnout also be really high?
It’s possible that Wisconsin was way more lenient with mail-in ballots than Ohio was. After all, each state had different rules on absentee voting this year. But according to the Washington Post, both Ohio and Wisconsin automatically sent ballots to eligible voters:
You can see that Ohio and Wisconsin both had the same rules: mail-in ballots were automatically sent to all voters in both states.
And yet Milwaukee had 84% voter turnout, while Cleveland only had 51%.
Bronze Age Pervert makes a good point regarding improbable vote counts in urban areas:
It’s a very un-PC thing to say, but it’s true.
Next point from Cortes: the Biden-only ballots in key states:
Trump campaign legal counsel Sidney Powell reports that, nationwide, over 450,000 Biden-only ballots were cast, meaning the voter allegedly selected Biden but then neglected down-ballot candidates, including closely-contested Senate and House races.
Again, this phenomenon appears far more prominently in battleground states, raising the alarm for manipulation. Why would so many people vote Biden–only in battleground Georgia, but not in deeply-red Wyoming, for instance?
In the Peach State, President Trump’s vote total almost exactly tracked the vote totals for the Republican senate candidates, separated by merely 818 votes out of 2.43 million votes Trump earned there. But, Joe Biden saw an astounding surplus of 95,801 votes over the Democratic Senate candidates.
By comparison, in Wyoming Biden only registered a surplus “Biden-only” take of just 725 votes over the Democratic Senate candidate there, or about 1/4th his take in in Georgia, on a percentage basis.
The Biden-only ballots do not conclusively prove fraud, but they sure reek of something very amiss.
There are actually two Senate elections in Georgia right now, but one of them is a four-way race so we’ll look at the race between David Perdue (R) and Jon Ossoff (D). Cortes’ numbers are now inaccurate after more votes came in, so here are the updated totals:
Biden’s vote total in Georgia right now is 2,471,882. Ossoff got 2,371,970.
This means Biden got 99,912 votes more than Ossoff.
Trump is at 2,457,734 in Georgia. David Perdue is at 2,458,525.
Perdue actually outperformed Trump by 791 votes.
This seems strange. I guess it’s possible that nearly 100k voters in Georgia voted for Biden but left Ossoff hanging. It could be that people only care about the Presidential race and don’t care about down-ballot races. But then why would we not see a similar phenomenon on the Republican side?
The more sinister explanation is that the Biden-only ballots were fraudulent and hastily filled out, and the fraudsters didn’t have time to fill out fake votes for the down-ballot races. After all, there were 100k Biden-only ballots. It takes a long time to fill all of those out.
Final point from Cortes:
Democratic governors clamored for massive amounts of mail-in voting, knowing full well that most states would become overwhelmed and wholly unable to establish the validity and legality of almost all the votes that poured in via mail.
In the case of Pennsylvania, Governor Wolf made such changes unilaterally, in stark violation of Pennsylvania law and in contradiction of the clear US Constitutional assignment of voting regulatory authority to state legislatures, not governors. Governor Wolf’s election boards clearly just accepted the ballots… en masse, without appropriate vetting.
By their own admission, the scant 0.03% of rejected ballots represents a refusal rate that is just 1/30th the level of 2016 in Pennsylvania.
First-time mail-in voters typically see a rejection rate of about 3% historically, or 100 times the rejection rate of Pennsylvania in 2020.When neighboring New York state moved to widespread mail-in voting this summer, their election officials rejected 21% of mailed ballots in June, representing a rate 700 times higher than Pennsylvania’s.
This total lack of filtering or controls raises enormous suspicion regarding a seriously-tainted ballot pool in the Keystone State.
In a year with an unprecedented level of mail-in votes being cast, you would expect the rejection rate to be higher, like it was in New York. But in Pennsylvania, it was many times lower than the 3% historical norm.
The last thing I want to note is that more votes were counted in Arizona just an hour ago and Biden now leads by 12,813
I’m seeing that there are around 63k votes left to count. If that’s an accurate figure, Trump would need to get about 38k of those to Biden’s 25k in order to pull ahead. That comes out to 60% of the outstanding ballots Trump would need.