release the kraken!

Trump isn’t going anywhere and shouldn’t. With a brilliant lawyer like Sidney Powell on his side, he’s going to win!
Wayne Dupree, RT.com, Nov 15 2020

I think most people, when they have been beaten fair and square, will concede defeat. Even one-term presidents who feel hard done by. But the key words here are fair and square. President Trump campaigned all year, and hordes of people showed up to see and hear him. Joe Biden did nothing all year, and virtually nobody showed up for his weakly-attended rallies. Trump got blamed for Covid-19 by the media, even when it was Democrat governors and mayors who were largely to blame for not stopping its spread. By the way, I honestly believe the virus was unleashed one year before the election on purpose but, then again, I am not a scientist working in a lab. I wouldn’t concede this election either, if I were in Trump’s shoes. It was clear even on election night that something was badly amiss, and with every passing day evidence of widespread fraud is mounting.

The former federal prosecutor, Sidney Powell, who’s just joined the president’s legal team, gave the above interview Sunday morning to Fox that tells me something big is coming down the pipeline. Pay attention to her voice, tone and body language. She’s not lying or bluffing, and let’s remember this is the woman who kicked the FBI square in the balls by exonerating Michael Flynn. Powell doesn’t take a case unless she knows she can win, and she doesn’t say anything that she can’t back up with facts. She even says this in the interview. She spoke about absolutely massive fraud being uncovered and on the verge of being exposed and prosecuted, as well as some of the people involved in the fraud (including a retired Navy admiral) being on Biden’s transition team. The fraudulent and brazen behavior of these Democrats to destroy the election’s integrity means we have to fight. Rules and laws are there to keep us in peace. When they don’t abide by the rules, peace fades rapidly.

Democrats and their minions have been trying to get Presdent Trump out of the White House for four years by any means necessary, because he is a threat to the establishment. I’m surprised they haven’t physically gotten to him yet. He was never supposed to win in 2016. Everyone was making fun of him, except millions of voting Americans. Several months back, Rep Nancy Pelosi commented that Trump may refuse to leave the White House. Many of us were puzzled by that. Most reasonable people would not support Trump staying on if he lost a FREE and FAIR election. But Pelosi knew what the Dems had planned, a rigged election, one from which Trump could not ever accept the result. Using big Dem donor money, the Dems appear to have gone to the big decaying inner cities and harvested votes. Then they committed fraudulent counting, and likely destroyed the evidence. No observers were permitted to watch, and the windows were boarded up. Election night, when Trump was way ahead in Pennsylvania, a Dem politician from that state laughed and said:

Wait! Trump will lose!

It’s easy to see how someone could feel that this election is one big fraud. It’s also not hard to understand why many think that the election must be run again, with NO mail-in ballots and with photo ID presented at each polling station door! Nothing else will be acceptable. I am pretty sure Trump won this election by a landslide. He should keep his legal action going until the legitimacy of this election is no longer in question. If we have to do the whole thing over with safeguards in place, we must do the entire thing over. Nothing would be worse than the continued stench of this fraud hanging over our election system. Am I alone when I feel that an avalanche against the criminal cartel that has operated freely for decades against the American people’s best interests is going to accelerate now? They have spent billions to cheat Trump and get Biden into power, but I am certain that, with lawyers like Sidney Powell on his side, these plans will be exposed and stopped. There is a saying that hubris comes before the fall. They are all going to fall hard, along with the major news networks that have sought to brainwash the American people into accepting a flawed result. The entire system is coming down, folks, get ready.

When Does a ‘Glitch’ Become a Coup? It’s Time to Regulate America’s Fly-by-Night Voting Machine Monopoly
Robert Bridge, Strategic Culture, Nov 15 2020

An ESS DS850 high-speed central scanner and vote tabulator at Milwaukee Central Count.
Photo: Bing Guan/Reuters

It’s a frightening thing to consider, but the ultimate success of democracy in the United States largely hinges on the integrity of just three voting machine companies, which conduct their affairs with almost no government oversight and regulation. Unless that changes, the greatest democracy will start looking like a banana republic in the eyes of the world. In Jan 2020, the CEOs of the three companies that produce over 80 percent of voting machines in the US, Election Systems & Software (ES&S), Dominion Voting Systems and Hart InterCivic, were grilled by members of Congress over the question of security at the ballot box. Perhaps it would surprise exactly nobody that the 90-minute discussion focused almost entirely on the possibility of foreign actors, specifically China and Russia, interfering in the US election system. Russia! Russia! Russia! Within such a predictably narrow frame of reference, it becomes much easier to eliminate the possibility that domestic actors may also be tempted to tamper with the vote. At the same time, Russia provides the perfect smokescreen in the event someone gets caught with their hand in the election cookie jar. But already I digress. Currently, Dominion Voting Systems, the supplier of voting machines in 28 states, is coming under fierce scrutiny after it was reported that thousands of votes in one Michigan country intended for Donald Trump went to his challenger, Joe Biden. Officials were quick to point out that the ‘glitch’ was due to silly “human error,” as opposed to any mechanical flaws with the voting machines. According to Michigan state government website:

The erroneous reporting of unofficial results was a result of accidental error on the part of the Antrim County Clerk (who) accidentally did not update the software used to collect voting machine data and report unofficial results.

While I am no computer specialist, it is hard to imagine how a software update would have done anything to prevent one candidate from receiving the votes intended for another unless it was originally programmed to behave that way. But again, I am no expert. Another state that relies heavily on Dominion Voting Systems is Georgia, which received 30k new voting machines last year, “the largest rollout of elections equipment in US history” according to the Government Technology newsletter. Following the announcement of the $107m contract, the same newsletter foretold of problems down the road, saying:

The new voting system is expected to be quickly challenged in court by voters who say it remains vulnerable to hacking and tampering, despite the addition of paper ballots.

Those fears were quickly realized on the morning of Nov. 3, Election Day, when a technological glitch wreaked havoc on voting in two Georgia counties (a side note to this story is that Georgia officials blamed the abrupt pause in vote counting on a burst pipe at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena. Thus far, however, officials have not been able to produce any evidence that such an incident took place). While the source of the ‘glitch’ is still under investigation, one state ballot supervisor, Marcia Ridley, initially told Politico on Nov 3 that Dominion, which prepares the poll books for counties before elections, “uploaded something last night, which is not normal, and it caused a glitch.” That reported incident prevented staff from programming the voter smart cards for the voting machines. Ridley continued:

That is something that they don’t ever do. I’ve never seen them update anything the day before the election.

However, Dominion officials, while admitting there was a problem with the poll books, deny there was any last-minute update made to the poll books after Oct 31 (a press release by Dominion countered this and other allegations, including that the Pelosi family, the Feinstein family, or the Clinton Global Initiative has any relationship with the company). And here is where things get interesting. Ridley went on to say that Dominion assured her that “no system can be updated remotely without the knowledge of [the company],” indicating that an update could not have been made without detection. In other words, there appears to be a backdoor channel for Dominion Voting Systems to connect to the internet, and, as everybody knows, whatever appears on the internet is fair game for hackers. In fact, it was exactly that concern that helped dissuade the state of Texas from also purchasing the dodgy Dominion system. In a letter from Brandon Hurley, a voting systems examiner, addressed to Keith Ingram, Director of Elections in Texas, it was determined:

Some of the hardware in the Democracy 5.5-A System can be connected to the internet through Ethernet ports. Without question, one or more of the components of the 5.5-A System can be connected to an external communication network and this can only be avoided if the end-user takes the proper precautions to prevent such a connection.

On Wednesday, Georgia Sec State Brad Raffensperger announced the state would perform a hand-recount of presidential ballots before certifying the results of its election. According to the New York Times, Biden leads the incumbent Trump by 14k votes. Whatever the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, which also had to wrangle with the influx of millions of mail-in ballots amid a pandemic, it will certainly go down in the history books as one of the most chaotic, controversial and fraud-prone contests in US history. The tragedy is that this fiasco, which is making America look ridiculous on the global stage, could have been avoided. There have been numerous attempts to sound the alarm on the vulnerability of voting machines to accurately tabulate the results of an election, and not least of all the ongoing Trump-Biden showdown, which will determine the political, cultural and economic trajectory of the United States long into the future. It is the opinion here that, judging by everything we know and don’t know about how the 2020 presidential election was organized, the only realistic option is to hold a nationwide recount. It is simply impossible to expect millions of American voters from either side of the political aisle to hold any doubts over an election of such tremendous consequence. Yes, a recount would be a massive undertaking, but the future peace and tranquility of the nation, already partisan to the breaking point, depends upon it. Once the recount is accomplished, the next task should be a congressional task force to examine ways of securing US elections in the future, while holding the voting machine companies to severe government control and regulation. The days of monkey-wrenching US elections must end.

5 Comments

  1. lobro
    Posted November 18, 2020 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    Powell Power! caveat: she seems to have had at least one stroke, see how the right corner of her mouth droops and is unresponsive.
    Hopefully the brain traffic doesn’t suffer from related logjam.

  2. helvena
    Posted November 19, 2020 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    you should go to this Rowan..

    insight into the American mind (if you’re brave enough 😉

  3. niqnaq
    Posted November 20, 2020 at 5:07 am | Permalink

    I seem to have lost the powell interview, so i have put in another copy of the same interview (Lou Dobbs)

  4. helvena
    Posted November 20, 2020 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    This is Giuliani, Powell and a real Spitfire (who’s name I hadn’t heard of before) statement of intent. It’s fantastic.

    “We’re taking our country back”

  5. helvena
    Posted November 20, 2020 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    Don’t pay any attention to the views or up votes. Last night when I watched it it had over a million views and no down votes.

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