THE RED ZONE

If you watch football, you know all about the RedZone. That is the part of the field within 20 yards of an opponent’s goal line. It is where most of the scoring takes place. It is certainly where a lot of the excitement takes place. But there is something else we all know. Victory is often achieved by the team holding the ball last. That is particularly true if your team has one of the great quarterbacks.

There was a classic example of that Sunday Night. The Las Vegas Raiders scored the go-ahead touchdown with only 93 seconds lefts in the game. The team was celebrating. Victory looked secure. But wiser and more experience people realized that the opposite was true. Patrick Mahomes is a special and dangerous quarterback.  With someone like that 93 seconds is an eternity. He didn’t even need 93 seconds. He threw the winning touchdown pass with 28 seconds to spare.

One again, everyone in the media is watching the wrong game. They saw Joe Biden run up the score with late counts. They saw state after state declare Joe the winner. Everyone in the mainstream has been referring to Joe as President Elect. Biden even has his own seal reading: “Office of the President Elect.” That is because everyone was looking at this, assuming the final decision would be made by the courts, and they would never overturn a federal election. They are probably right about that, but Donald Trump has never relied on the establishment to win. He never relied on the mainstream media. He never relied on RINO Republicans. He didn’t rely on politicians at all, he relied on the American people. He believes he understands the American people better than his opponents. He understands what they really want, and he understands the importance of keeping promises.

So, while everyone else was focused on the courts, Trump’s campaign was focused on two things. The American people and state legislatures. His campaign used the limited media available to get out the facts about this election. Those facts, to anyone paying attention, make it impossible to ignore the ugly odor of massive fraud. He was helped tremendously by victory celebrations from people like Schumer and Pelosi. They started bragging about how they were going to change everything. But they forgot something important. There is still time on the clock and Trump is playing a different game.

The Trump campaign finally got a chance to make their case, the only place it mattered, in from of the Pennsylvania Senate Majority Committee meeting in Gettysburg. The presentation by Rudy Giuliani and his witnesses was stunning. At one point, when this expert with unimpeachable credentials said that about 600,000 votes came in during a dump and Trump only got about 3,200 of those votes, there was literally a gasp. Not just from the spectators, who were all predictably pro-Trump, but also from the State Senators on that panel.

The media ignored this hearing entirely. They pretended it never happened. But the shot heard round the world was only heard by a handful of people at the time. The significance of that shot shook the world. Since then the Pennsylvania legislature has set up a vote to reject the results of the election and declare Donald Trump the winner. One state Judge has already made the only decision that really matters. Patricia A. McCullough is a Pennsylvania Appeals Court Judge ruled that the PA Governor and Secretary of State did not have the authority to extend the mail-in ballot deadline to 3 days after the election. What matters here is that she did not require the Trump administration to provide documented proof of how many votes were impacted. She simply ruled that the issues raised are found to be of statewide and national concern.

She also provided a path for Trump to win this. He does not need the courts to award him the victory, that was never going to happen. What he does need is state legislatures to become convinced that the election was stolen and to act. It is the state legislatures who have the power to turn this around.

Trump did more than that, he has convinced millions of people that this election was stolen. Despite the mainstream media shrieking about the lack of evidence, while refusing to look for evidence, Trump has clearly made his case to the American people. The latest poll showed that 63% of all voters believe the election was fraudulent.  That number is probably higher today. That means those state legislators are beginning to realize they have more to fear from all those voters than they do from the mainstream media or their Democratic opponents. They are getting inundated by phone calls and “Stop the Steal Rallies” are gearing up. Once people start believing there is a chance for Trump to win this, those rallies will explode overnight. The movement now has a voice, Doug Mastriano. We have a new leader in this country, someone with an incredible resume, but also with a unique gift for motivating people. You are going to be seeing and hearing a lot from him and it would be naïve and dangerous to underestimate this man. He is a former Army Colonel, a dangerous man on a mission with the skill set to pull it off.

His message is clear. The evidence of election fraud is overwhelming. We all know this is true. We can not longer ignore this. We can not longer pretend and look aside. This is our moment. This is our time. This is our mission.

Trump is not fighting this battle before the courts or even the Republicans in congress. He is fighting this battle the same way he fought for re-election. By going directly to the American people and confronting them with the truth. The mainstream media has tried and failed to suppress the truth. They are using meaningless lower court decision to pretend Trump has lost. He has not. He is just now getting to the Supreme Court. A very different Supreme Court. A Supreme Court that just shutdown Andrew Cuomo and John Roberts at the same time. This court, unlike the lower courts, will let the Trump team put on its case. If the same Rudy Giuliani who showed up in Gettysburg appears at the Supreme Court, this is likely to shock the world. I now believe they will rule that while there is not enough evidence for them to set aside the results of the election, there is more than enough evidence to direct the state legislatures to hold hearings and decide whether or not to certify this election.

If that happens, then we could see this election end up at congress in a tie, not because legislatures declare Trump the winner, but rather because they refuse to declare Biden the winner. Perhaps Trump said this most accurately when he says Biden needs to prove he really got 80 million votes to be President of the United States. Bingo, everyone has been demanding Trump prove the election was stolen. It is about time Biden was asked to prove there wasn’t fraud. If that becomes the focus, Biden is in deep trouble.  So far Biden and his friends in the MSM aren’t even answering the question. They are trying to run out the clock by avoiding the subject. But there is too much time on the clock and the victory celebrations may have been premature.

We are in the RedZone. This is unprecedented and unpredictable. But we are in a very different place than we were last week, and the game will be decided very soon.

TDM

POWELL TO THE PEOPLE

The Kraken was released last night. It was a 104-page lawsuit filed by Sidney Powell in Georgia. I am not an attorney, but I did manage the tort liability for a major corporation for over 15 years. I have handled literally thousands of lawsuits. In addition, I currently do extensive work as an expert witness and litigation consultant. While I would never offer a legal opinion, I am familiar with how the system works and can easily determine whether someone has a strong case.

I read the actual lawsuit and it is very strong. One thing that was compelling is that many of the arguments used by Sidney Powell were previously used by Stacy Abrams, Elizabeth Warren and Ron Wyden. There are written complaints about the vulnerability of Dominion voting machines and the associated software from prominent Democrats. It is going to be difficult to dismiss this as purely partisan.

I was wondering how they would get standing. That soon became obvious, the plaintiffs are Republicans who are electors chosen by the Republican Party. The law is very clear, these people do have standing.

There are numerous eyewitness accounts supported by affidavits. The lawsuit asks for the issuance of subpoenas so people can be deposed under oath.  These clearly show a pattern of systemic fraud, but more importantly, this is used to demonstrate that this fraud affected enough votes to overturn the results of the election. Even if there was no issue with the voting machines, this could be enough to void the election. Nearly 100,000 absentee votes were processed in violation of Georgia State laws and regulations. There are reports of ballots with no proven provenance. In some cases, the ballots appear to have been pre-printed and have votes only for Joe Biden.

Georgia mysterious stopped counting ballots because of a water leak. There was no significant water leak, just one leaking toilet. However, all the ballot counters were sent home. But some people stayed and continued counting ballots. This is when Joe Biden got a miraculous surge in ballots.

Some of the witnesses are Democrats who personally observed ballots for Trump being put in the Biden pile. No Biden ballots ever being put in the Trump pile.

I could go on, but you get the point. This is not a weak effort and is supported by evidence. You can tell how important this is by the way the MSM, Google, Twitter and Facebook are desperately trying to block you from seeing it. Twitter blocked Sidney Powell completely. If you search for this lawsuit on Google, you get a spam warning, and they try to block you from seeing it. However, this is a legal document, and they can’t prevent anyone from reading it.

If this lawsuit is covered objectively by the press, it will immediately change public opinion. There are already reports that 63% of people think the election was stolen for Biden. That would increase substantially.

Right now, a lot of people realize this election smells of fraud, but the usual suspects keep moaning about no evidence. Now, there is evidence, compelling evidence, so the same people are trying to suppress this information.

The problem is that Trump was far more effective than anyone predicted. The people determined to stop him were forced to take drastic actions, in the middle of the night, to try and rescue the failed campaign of Joe Biden. Desperate people, working under stress, make mistakes. They left evidence behind.

Today, the Supreme Court blocked Governor Cuomo from banning religious services. Justice Roberts sided with the three liberals but lost on a 5-4 vote. The deciding vote was Amy Comey Barrett. The decision was that regardless of the alleged crisis of COVID 19, the government still cannot interfere with religious freedom. The real leader of the Supreme Court today is Justice Clarence Thomas and that is a monumental change.

Cases brought by the Trump Campaign and people like Sidney Powell are going to reach the Supreme Court. A very different that the Supreme Court. Don’t assume that they will shrink from making difficult but necessary decisions to protect our fundamental freedoms.

It is too early to celebrate or even predict, but things have changed. Las Vegas is still not paying off people who bet on Joe Biden. The cities expecting violence if Trump was re-elected are still boarded up. Always remember, the louder people scream that this is over, the less likely that is actually true.

This lawsuit will be immediately trashed by the usual “legal experts.” There are a lot of typos. But if they really thought this lawsuit would be routinely dismissed by a judge, they wouldn’t even bother to comment on it. I think at least some people are panicked by this lawsuit and that should be an encouraging sign for everyone else.

Powell to the people.

TDM

PUNCH AND JUDY

The Majority Policy Committee of the Pennsylvania Senate held a hearing today in Gettysburg, PA. Rudy Giuliani was remarkable. He was not sweating; he is focused, and he is having an impact. The witnesses that testified were stunning. One witness alleges that there were 600,000 more absentee ballots received than were sent out. The senators appeared to be shocked and outraged. Frankly, some of them appear to be embarrassed that this would happen in their state on their watch.

Jenna Ellis explained to the Pennsylvania Senate that under the constitution the legislature is the final authority to select the electors. While they may have delegated that to the Secretary of State, they still have the final authority.

If the state legislature in Pennsylvania decides that the election results are illegal and selects their own electors, it will go off like a nuclear bomb. Some of the allegations being made in Pennsylvania happened in numerous other states.

Now imagine your self being a state legislator in other states, like Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Arizona and you see the Pennsylvania legislature take such drastic action. Your phone is ringing off the hook by calls by pissed off voters demanding action. That would be the ultimate wake-up call and failure to act responsibly may impact your own political future.

We have never seen anything like this before. Like I have written many times before, 2020 is beyond weird. This would be an unprecedented action by a state legislature that has not happened since 1871. It would be remarkable, so it would be naïve to assume something this rare actually occurs. That does not mean, that this is not at least possible. The fact that they called this hearing is in and of itself remarkable.

My guess is that they will wait for the courts to decide, but if the courts do not act, I would not rule out this state legislature taking decisive action. The closing statement was remarkable by Doug Mastriano, who requested this hearing. He said that the priority must be that the person who won the election is declared the winner. I would not underestimate him. He is a combat veteran, who retired as a Colonel in 2017. He has a Doctorate in History from the University of New Brunswick, Canada. He was the lead planner for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He deployed three times to Afghanistan  and was Director of the NATO Joint Intelligence Center in Afghanistan. He ended his career as a Professor of the U.S. Army War College and taught Strategic Strategies. This is a guy who doesn’t back down.

There is another story that may have more implications than anyone realizes. This one is here in California.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/california-gop-slams-state-unemployment-dept-for-death-row-inmates-getting-benefi

There has been massive fraud with EDD Checks. So far investigators have discovered over $400,000 in benefits paid to prisoners on death row, and millions more to other incarcerated individuals.  Nine district attorneys and a federal prosecutor are alleging massive unemployment fraud in jails and prisons throughout California. In the meantime, millions of law-abiding citizens, desperate for help, still haven’t received their EDD checks because of delays. Some estimate the final cost to approach $1 billion. It does not get any worse than this. Cottie Petri-Norris, a Democrat and chair of the state’s Accountability and Administration review committee said the ineptitude at EDD knows now bounds. Hmm. Isn’t it her job to prevent things like this from happening?

This story has gone nuclear, but no one is mentioning the obvious. If the State of California cannot even process EDD checks, without mucking things up this bad, why would anyone trust them to count mail-in ballots. There is zero excuse for this. This casts serious doubts about the entire State Government, which happens to be run totally by Democrats. Governor Newsom, already in trouble for his dinner at the French Laundry, will be lucky if he avoids being recalled.

People are sick and tired of being lied to and equally tired of arrogant and incompetent people trying to micromanage their lives. No matter who wins (steals) this presidential election, there has already been a fundamental change in this country. While I hope and pray Trump finds a way to win, even if he loses, the biggest losers will be the mainstream media, the Democratic Party and Democrats who are grossly mismanaging blue states.

Perhaps the person at greatest risk is Joe Biden. If he becomes President of the United States, he is guaranteed to muck things up. When he does, if you combine that with about 70 million people convinced, he stole the election, that is a worst-case scenario. His dream of people coming together exists only in his own delusional mind. This is unlikely to end well, for anyone, but Joe Biden may pay the highest price of all.

In the meantime, the Punch and Judy show today was spectacular. At a minimum, some people who have been ignoring this, to their peril, may start to pay attention. If the mainstream media starts actually investigating this, instead of ignoring the obvious, that could change everything. Even the most biased reporter in the MSM must realize if they miss this story, they are toast.

TDM

FISH OR BAIT

Today a superseding indictment was unsealed today against 15 defendants. This includes alleged members of La Cosa Nostra.  Among the charges are racketerring conspiracy.

Alleged Philadelphia mafia members ‘Joey Electric,’ ‘Tony Meatballs,’ 13 others indicted (nbcnews.com)

Here is why the timing of that matters. There are articles, quickly discredited by the MSM, that Skinny Joe Merlino was taking a victory strutt claiming that he helped steal the 2020 election for Joe Biden. The allegation is that Merlino and a team of associate ordered up to 300,000 election ballots for Joe Biden. That is easy to believe, because there were convictions for stuffing ballots boxes in Philadelphia during the late summer. Philadelphia has a long history of election fraud.

The following article was quickly dismissed by the MSM.

How A Philly Mob Boss Stole The Election — And Why He May Flip On Joe Biden – The Clover Chronicle

In this article the theory was that Merlino might be willing to flip on Biden, in exchange for a pardon from Trump.

“But now, Merlino might just be willing to flip on Biden — in primetime Congressional testimony — if President Donald J. Trump is willing to issue the longtime mobster a full expungement of his decades-long criminal record.  And, of course, Merlino wants to be pardoned for the election fraud itself and any crimes to which he may incriminate himself during his testimony.”

That was last week. That was before the DOJ indicted all these people. The only thing certain is that some of these people are looking at serious jail time and we can be guaranteed they are being offered the chance to sing. The question is what tune?

Merlino plead guilty to racketeering in 2018 and is on supervised probation in Florida. He may have a very strong incentive to avoid being charged with violating his probation.

The following article is from the Daily Beast, not exactly a right-wing rag:

Feds Charge ‘Tony Meatballs’ and Other Philly Mobsters With Drug Trafficking (thedailybeast.com)

“Prosecutors also describe how underboss Steven Mazzone, capo or “captain” Domenic Grande, and Salvatore Mazzone participated in a “making ceremony” in August 2015, when “several new soldiers” showed up to a home in South Philly to be initiated into the mob. “As part of a making ceremony, a soldier swears allegiance to LCN over and above all other interests and obligations, including his biological family,” the indictment says. “He swears a vow of secrecy, agreeing not to divulge LCN business to non-members, or even to acknowledge the organization’’s existence.

“He also agrees to commit violence on behalf of LCN if necessary,” the filing adds. “By rule, a made member of LCN must be male and of 100% Italian ancestry.”

Someone, who was at this ceremony, has been singing. The original indictment was sealed in January 2019. It clearly did not leak, which is why we have the unsealing of indictments today.

One thing is sure, William Barr knew about this and the timing is spectacular, just before the Trump campaigns lawsuit regarding election fraud is heading toward the Supreme Court.

Obviously the FBI was actively working this case before, during and after the election. People connected with the mob were convicted of election fraud late last summer. You don’t get an indictment like this unless you have evidence. That may include undercover agents or informers, It may also include wire-taps, video surveillance or subpoenaed documents. This is a reminder that if serious people are doing serious investigations you won’t know about that until someone is indicted.

The question today is did the FBI catch fish, or did they catch bait. Just when you thought 2020 could not get more weirder.

TDM

BLUFF CREEK

In a bizarre twist, the Trump lawyers tried to distance themselves from Sidney Powell. Some are reporting that this because she does not actually have any evidence. If that is true, then it makes the Trump lawyers look even worse. They had her stand on the platform next to them and present her case. Trump has tweeted about her. They own her either way, so why do this?

One thing is sure, regardless of what specific evidence Powell does or does not have, the evidence of fraud in this election is overwhelming. Whether or not the evidence is sufficient to win in court is debatable, but one would have to be blind to not recognize the numerous signs of wide-spread corruption.

If she had no evidence at all and was bluffing, her career is toast. Since Lin Wood was signing in the chorus that would hurt him too. It is hard to believe either of these people being that dumb, but 2020 has already set a new standard for weirdness.

One thing is sure, it is time for her to put up or shut up. My hunch is that will happen as early as this week. If she has been spinning some bizarre hoax, it is a work of art. According to Redstate.com, hardly a liberal rag, no one in the campaign or the White House has seen any of the evidence talked about by Powell.  Perhaps Tucker Carlson was closer to the target than anyone realized. Now it is easy to understand why Powell may not have wanted to give evidence to Carlson. But it is harder to understand why she wouldn’t give it to the White House, with one caveat. Powell said that the first state she is going to destroy is Georgia and that includes Governor Kemp. Hmmm. She implies that he was part of the decision to use Dominion software machines and part of the cover-up. Perhaps Ms. Powell believes there are still people in the White House that cannot be trusted.

Sadly, I am inclined to believe she has no solid evidence. The only thing that gives me pause is that Dominion software executives were scheduled to testify before the Pennsylvania legislature, under oath, and they declined to show. Today, they sent a spokesman, not under oath, to be interviewed by FOX News. He clearly lied. He said there was no way Dominion machines could switch votes. But he didn’t say the software used by the machines could not do that and there are reports dating back years proving the opposite. That smells of cover-up.

She also could be a victim of people who promised documents they didn’t have. There are plenty of them to go around. In addition, no one has heard from William Barr. He seems strangely silent as does John Durham. It is increasingly difficult to believe either of them are going to come through on this. But if not, what exactly have they been doing?

Once again, everyone is focused on the smoke and ignoring the fire. Joe Biden is declining daily. They called a lid today and then sped away without the press pool. But, regardless of any decision by Trump, Biden must appear in public, even under controlled circumstances and look at least somewhat capable of the job. Remember, there is a reason congress and not the electoral college votes for the President. It protects us against something weird, like a President Elect who is shows signs of serious dementia. Ask yourself this, if it becomes obvious to everyone that Joe is simply not capable of being President, do you really think this congress will elect Kamala Harris? Like I said, 2020 is beyond weird.

In the meantime, Michael Flynn, Jr. says that the decision by the Trump lawyers to distance themselves from Sidney Powell is primarily about the money coming in for the legal defense fund.  There have been a lot of complaints about how where those dollars are going. Of course, no one ever asks these questions about Democrats.

I do not know. I just know that my prediction about someone ending up with egg on their face remains accurate. Right now, it is Trump that looks to be in serious trouble.

But, in a greater sense, getting rid of Trump strips Democrats of their major argument for existence. If Trump is gone, so is the opportunity to blame him for everything. Unless we are wrong and their plans really are brilliant, they are the ones in serious trouble. Sometimes, winning is merely a short cut to losing.

On final thought. Sidney Powell said she is pursuing criminal charges. As a civilian, she cannot file a lawsuit alleging crimes. She would need the help of someone who can do that. Someone like William Barr. Hmm. May be more here that meets the eye.

In the meantime, someone is up Bluff’s Creek. Who is bluffing and who is not?

 

TDM

EGG GATE

One thing is certain about this election. When the dust clears, a lot of people are going to have a lot of egg on their face. As of today, the MSM, including people like Tucker Carlson, believes that is going to be Donald Trump and his legal team. If this team cannot come up with irrefutable evidence of massive fraud, that is exactly what will happen.

But what if Sidney Powell, Lin Wood and Donald Trump are right. What if there is irrefutable evidence of massive voter fraud? Then it is the MSM, the Democratic Party and the usual RINO Republican suspects who have egg all over their face.

Either way, somebody is wrong here. Either Biden won this election fair and square and Trump just can’t accept reality, or there really was massive voter fraud. Before you decide, consider the following:

Which candidate drew record spontaneous and wildly enthusiastic crowds and which candidate couldn’t fill a phone booth?

Which political party won almost every contested race and which political part lost almost every contested race?

Who has been lying to you for the past four years and who has not?

Which candidate was leading by unexpected margins, until massive votes for the other candidate miraculous appeared in the wee hours of the morning?

Sidney Powell is either delusional or she has solid evidence that will blow everyone away.  She now reports that the good guys seized the servers in Frankfurt.

When you evaluate this, consider the following interview of William Barr by Wolf Blitzer.  If you watch this interview, it is impossible to believe that the DOJ is not investigating this.

Barr interview gets tense when pressed on mail-in voting – Bing video

Barr was clearly concerned about a lot of things, including foreign interference in our election. Barr knows there are currently people within the DOJ and the FBI who cannot be trusted. Odds are very high that he put together a very secret team of people he trusts, in both the DOJ and the FBI to investigate this. None of these people would include those who are known to leak information to places like the Washington Post.

Trump met with the DOJ in the White House. Following that meeting, the DOJ did not make any statement at all. The Washington Post reported:

Justice Dept. meets Trump, Giuliani vote-fraud claims with silent skepticism (msn.com)

“But current and former officials said they thought Giuliani’s accusations sounded “crazy,” and they have not seen or heard of any evidence suggesting large-scale fraud, let alone the kind of intercontinental conspiracy described by the president’s lawyer. Like others, they spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a politically sensitive matter.”

Another story, anti-Trump, based on unnamed sources.

Trump’s twitter account today said: “We will show massive and unprecedented fraud.” He clearly is not just talking about the obvious problems in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Sidney Powell said that Trump was the one who released the Krakken. What if the Krakken turns out to be a massive investigation into unprecedented voter fraud that included secret units of the FBI, CIA, NSA, DOJ, and others.

To most of us, the evidence of massive voter fraud is beyond obvious. Which is easier to believe? That this was ignored by the FBI, CIA, NSA, DOJ, and others? Or, that people like Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo, John Ratcliff, and William Barr saw the same things you saw and went into action.

The MSM is working overtime to stop all investigations and declare Biden the winner. Time Magazine even put “Joe Biden, 46th President of the United States” on its cover. They haven’t investigated any of the numerous allegations of fraud, they are too busy celebrating anytime a lawsuit is dismissed.

Yet Trump doesn’t sound like he thinks he lost. Sidney Powell is saying that Trump not only won, but he won by millions of votes that were shifted by software designed especially for that purpose. She is not backing down, if anything she is sounding increasingly confident. She pointed out that while the Trump campaign was investigating it didn’t have access to the investigation being done by the government.

Trump knows things that you don’t know. He knows things that no one else knows. If William Barr told Trump he had no evidence of massive voter fraud, Trump would never ignore that. He also wouldn’t ignore it if Barr told him there was evidence of massive fraud.

The clock is ticking, and things are going to start happening at the speed of light. When this is done, the only thing certain is a lot of people are going to be incredibly embarrassed. The question is who will end up with egg all over their face?

TDM

COLOR TV

I was the risk manager for a major corporation. One of the challenges of that position is the failure of most people to understand risk. For a lot of people, if they didn’t see something on color TV, it didn’t happen.  The first color television broadcast was broadcast in 1951, but the colors were not quite true to life. CBS because airing the first color television series, the World is Yours, on June 27, 1951. The first major show broadcast was Dragnet in 1953. However, color TV did not really catch on until the 1960s. That is because color TV sets were expensive, they weren’t very good and only a few shows were broadcast in color. They were still selling more black and white TV sets than color TV sets in the early 70s.

Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color was broadcast in September 1961 and that changed everything. Suddenly, color TVs began to make sense. Prior to that most TVs were black and white, and most shows were broadcast in black and white. Younger people do not realize that live broadcast of the Kennedy Assassination, in November 1963, was broadcast in black and white.

The point is that color TV has not been around all that long and a lot of things that happened before color TV can and will happen again. Risk managers know this. Floods, for example, occur on 50-year, 100-year and 200-year cycles. Most people have never seen a 200-year flood, but they have happened in the past and they will happen in the future.

Presidential elections have all been resolved the same way for a long time. There is a vote. Then, as a result of this vote electors are chosen based on which candidate won that state. The electors meet on the 14th of December and vote for President. But the electors don’t elect the president. It is just that this has happened exactly this way for so long that few people know how it really works. The president is elected when and only when congress approves the vote of the electoral college. All it would take is one Congressional Representative and one Senator to vote no, and then congress must decide who is the next president. Even if this happens, one expects congress to vote the same way as the electoral college. But they are not required to do that.

It is hard to imagine congress rejecting the vote of the electoral college, but a lot of things about 2020 are hard to imagine. Imagine that the Trump campaign finds smoking gun undeniable evidence of systemic voter fraud, after the states certify their votes, but before the electoral college votes.  What if the evidence was impossible to ignore? Even some Democrats would be likely to be seriously concerned about that.

There are other things that could happen that would also create an interesting dilemma. Just imagine, for example, a special prosecutor is appointed to investigate Joe Biden regarding corruption. There is more than enough evidence already to justify that.That may actually be more likely than not. John Durham has yet to release his report on the origins of the Russian investigation. Guess who was a key participant in that? You guessed it, Joe Biden. What if Joe Biden starts showing increasing signs of senility? What if he is clearly not up to the job of president? What if he failed a cognitive test? What if he caught COVID-19? What if he had a stroke? What if he died? Don’t assume that congress would automatically vote for Kamala Harris to become President of the United States.

I am predicting none of this. Odds are the states will certify the vote, the electoral college will vote, and congress will vote to accept. It has happened exactly that way for longer than anyone can imagine. But that is not what the constitution says. Like I said, nothing about 2020 would be beyond imagining.

But the good news is whatever happens, we will watch it on color TV.

TDM

CRUZ CONTROL

I watched the Rudy Giuliani press conference today. It was remarkable. He made a compelling case for wide-spread voter fraud and at least some of the reporters in that room realized that. He pushed back strongly against the argument that there is no evidence of fraud. However, he was also a hot mess, literally, and sweated so much his hair dye started streaking down his face. He also said a lot of things that did not need to be said and that makes it easier for the MSM to continue ignoring this. For example, his attacks on Democrats as inherently corrupt, although accurate, merely distracted from the seriousness of the evidence he was presenting.

The case described by Rudy is probably not enough to get the Supreme Court to overturn an election. It is naïve to expect them to reject 600,000 ballots. Andrew McCarthy a sharp former federal prosecutor pointed out, correctly, that the courts will be unlikely to overturn this election, but he missed something important. The Supreme Court could send this down to the State Legislature to decide.

The strongest case for Trump may be the data which shows results, nationwide, that are mathematically impossible. He may get decisions that would overturn both Michigan and Pennsylvania and that could win the election. But even the odds of those two states being reversed is not high.

Prior to this news conference, approximately 70% of the people who voted for Trump believed this election was stolen. After this news conference that has probably increased to nearly 100%. The truth is going to come out, the only question is whether it will be in time to change the results of this election. The charges made by Rudy Giuliani are extremely serious and cannot be ignored. A responsible MSM would immediately investigate this because the worst-case scenario is if this is proven after Biden has been sworn into office. But their hatred for Donald Trump means they almost certainly will refuse to cover this story at all and continue to pretend there is no evidence.

One thing is clear, Rudy Giuliani is the wrong spokesman for this case. He is a good attorney and he clearly understands the law and the rules of evidence. He would be far more effective in front of a jury than his critics realize. But this case is headed to the Supreme Court and that requires a very different skill set. Ted Cruz has exactly that level of experience and ability. He has successfully argued cases in front of the Supreme Court and even people who hate him respect his knowledge of the constitution. I remember once when Eric Holder, in response to a question from Ted Cruz, said that he would never question Ted Cruz’s knowledge of the constitution. If Trump wants to win this, he needs to turn this over to Ted Cruz or someone else with similar experience and capability. It is time to put this case on Cruz control.

Do not give up hope. Despite the obviously widespread fraud, Democrats lost this election. They may or may not put Biden in the White House, but they lost everything else. There were 27 House races considered to be toss-ups by the pollsters. The GOP won all 27.  At best, they succeeded only in electing an incompetent 77-year-old racist crook to be President of the United States. Buyers remorse is right around the corner. Prepare for anything. We recently stocked up, again, on toilet paper. Just saying!

TDM

GET KRAKKEN

The MSM has only one story today. When will Trump concede and how are you feeling today Joe? This is easy to understand. In every previous election the odds of the results being overturned by a recount are extremely low. It only happens when the difference in votes is miniscule. That is why so many people are convinced that Trump has lost. Few expect recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia, Arizona, Nevada, or Pennsylvania to change anything. Jill Biden is measuring drapes in the Oval Office.

But 2020 is not a normal year and this is far from a normal election. For months, the MSM told us Joe was way ahead in the polls, guaranteed to win. Everyone one of those polls was wrong. Every prediction was wrong.  They expected a huge blue wave that would help Democrats gain seats in the House and take over the Senate. It wasn’t even close. Not a single Republican incumbent in the House lost and numerous Democrats, including some big names, are seeking new employment. Republicans won every senate rate with the sole exception of Arizona where Democrats had Mark Kelly, a former Astronaut, on the ballot. In addition, the Republican candidate who I liked, also lost last time.

All of this ignores the obvious. This election is different and evaluating this election is also different. There are some important things that are critical. Many of us believe the results are impossible, without massive fraud. Such fraud could only be achieved by manipulating data from voting machines. If the size of the fraud is as large as we suspect, this would have required manipulating a massive amount of data. What is done is mass can be exposed in mass. The same machines and data used to steal an election can be used to prove an election was stolen.

Sidney Powell and Lin Wood both claim publicly that there is a massive amount of fraud, AND THEY CAN PROVE IT. There are multiple reports of huge teams of IT wizards pouring over the data. There is clear evidence that some of the people who designed the voting machines and who used it to compromise elections in other countries are on the team. So that begs the question: If democrats were able to compromise the system and steal an election, are you certain that they could do this without leaving any evidence. The evidence may not be what you expect. In previous elections, the election was always on individual ballots. But in this case, we don’t even have paper ballots. In some cases, it is hard to track individual ballots at all. What we can do is count ballots mailed out and ballots received. But we can do more than that. We know what votes were counted for what candidate and exactly when they were counted.

Here is why that matters. Think of Half Dome and El Capitan. Both of those were designed by God. They are beautiful, but they are asymmetric. No human is remotely capable of creating either. That means when we see something created by humans, even with the help of computers, it always follows discernible patterns. In this case I believe the Trump team is going to make a compelling case to the Supreme Court that will show patterns that prove massive fraud. What if one and only one candidate consistently gets an unexplained bump in votes, late in the night, by impossible margins. What if the voting machines allegedly used in this process are incapable of processing this number of ballots during the allotted time? What if the data shows the exact same margin, for the same candidate in multiple states, across the country? What if there are multiple reports of poll watchers being obstructed. What if there is evidence of election official deliberately ignoring orders, including from the Supreme Court. What if there is sworn testimony from people who designed the voting software who explain exactly how the data can be manipulated? What if thousands if not millions of people were contacted by telephone and a large number of them say either: I sent in a vote, but it was not counted, or I didn’t send in a ballot yet my vote was still counted.

Now imagine yourself on the Supreme Court. Are you willing to overlook overwhelming evidence of massive fraud and risk this being repeated in every future election? You don’t want to be accused of giving the election to Donald Trump. You also don’t want to give the election to Joe Biden. The only thing certain, is that the ways things look today, this election has zero credibility with at least 70 million people.

What if the Supreme Court rules that it is impossible to determine who really won this election. If there was time, they would order a redo, but there is not enough time. But there is a solution. They can void the results of the election and punt it back to the State Legislatures as required by the constitution.

We will know soon. I believe that Trump’s legal team is preparing to make exactly this kind of argument before the Supreme Court. This is being done by two of the sharpest legal minds in the country. They are only saying enough to indicate they believe they have a strong case, but absolutely zero information on how they obtained the data needed to make the case. They just say it is overwhelming and increasing every day. Sidney Powell described this as drinking out of a fire hose. Lin Wood says he thinks Trump got 80 million votes. They are either naïve, stupid, incompetent, or delusional, or they are right. Anyone want to bet that either Sidney Powell or Lin Wood are delusional. Bad bet.

Sidney Powell says they released the Krakken and we will all soon know exactly what that means. She is certainly right about that. This is either a gigantic hoax designed to save a failed Presidential campaign, or it is the truth.

Get Krakken.

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YOUR LYING EYES

In a lot of cases, really big criminals are caught because of inside information provided by less powerful associates. The process is the same. A small guy is caught and faced with a criminal conviction and a long prison sentence. That person decides that he or she has more to fear from the feds than from fellow criminals. That is why the Witness Protection program exists. It is how Rudy Giuliani helped destroy the Mafia in New York.

https://themobmuseum.org/notable_names/rudolph-giuliani/

At one point he had 350 FBI agents and 100 New York Police detectives investigating the mob. He used court authorized wire taps. In February 1985 Giuliani convinced a federal grand jury to indict Bonnano family boss Phil Rastelli, capo Anthony Indelicato; Colombo boss Carmine Persico and member Ralph Scopo; Gambino boss Paul Castellano; Genovese Boss Anthony Salerno and member Gennaro Langella; Lucchese boss Anthony Corallo, underboss Salvatore Santoro and consigliere Christopher Funari. Giuliani assigned Michael Chertoff to take the case to trial. The government called 207 witnesses. The Mafi was defeated in New York.

Giuliani also prosecuted cases of alleged insider trading on Wall street and corruption in New York political circles. This record is why Giuliani was elected Mayor of New York in 1993 and re-elected in 1997. It is very easy for people unfamiliar with this record to underestimate Rudy Giuliani.

There are hints that the Trump administration and specifically the DOJ took pre-emptive action regarding expected fraud during the Presidential election.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/former-philadelphia-judge-elections-convicted-conspiring-violate-civil-rights-and-bribery

On May 22, 2020, a former Philadelphia election official, Domenick J. DeMuro, plead guilty to taking bribes in exchange for stuffing ballot boxes for Democrats between 2014 and 2016.

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/investigators/feds-accuse-ex-philly-congressman-myers-of-stuffing-ballots/2477745/

On July 23, 2020 former Democratic congressman Michael “Ozzie” Myers was charged with conspiracy to violate voting rights by fraudulently stuffing ballot boxes. It appears as though some of the information used to indict Myers came from DeMuro. DeMuro was responsible for overseeing the entire election process and all other voter activities of his division in accord with federal and state election laws.

Now throw in the resignation of Richard C. Pilgar when Attorney General William Barr directed U.S. Attorneys to proceed with indictments, if they had the potential to impact a federal election, before the vote was certified. It sure looks like Pilgar knew there was evidence he just wanted to wait until the election was certified so it no longer mattered.

This means the DOJ knew how the system worked in Philadelphia long before the election. It not only knew where the bodies were buried it knew how they were buried. It seems logical that DeMuro was confronted with a case that resulted in him pleading guilty because people lower than him made a deal. Then it appears that when DeMuro plead guilty, he was providing information on people higher than him, including Michael “Ozzie” Myers. The point being that things have been going on, they have already been effective and what we know publicly may just be scratching the surface.

On October 1,2020 computer thumb drives used to program Philadelphia voting machines were stolen from a city warehouse along with the laptop of an employee from the machines’ manufacture. Here is the statement by Katina Granger, of Elections Systems & Software of Omaha Nebraska, who manufactured the machines:

https://apnews.com/article/voting-machines-voting-custodio-elections-philadelphia-f8a6453dc9e211ef20e9412d003511b1

“Granger said she was not able to address specifics about the stolen USB drives, including how many were taken and what was on them. Custodio did not answer emailed questions, including whether any of the 3,750 ExpressVote XL touchscreen ballot-marking devices used by the city might have been affected.”

Read the comments by election security expert Eddie Perize of the OSET Institute:

“This is supposed to be a secured facility,” he said, “and apparently neither the county nor the election vendor adequately protected these sensitive assets. Why not?”

“It is very, very common that a USB stick has a wealth of information that is related not only to the configuration of the election and its ballot — and the behavior of the voting device — but also internal system data used to validate the election,” said Perez. “In principle, someone possessing the information on one of these USBs could disrupt the opening and closing of the devices in polling places. They could disrupt how ballots are displayed on the screen and they could potentially disrupt counting votes on those ballots.”

Still think there is no hint of voter fraud during this election? Still think that Rudy Giuliani is a senile old man consumed with unfounded conspiracy theories? Still think the DOJ does not have any evidence of voter fraud? Still think that Sidney Powell and Lin Wood are delusional? That is what the mainstream media wants you to think.

Who do you believe, the people who have been lying to you on a daily basis for the last four years or your lying eyes?

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