Dominion Admitted Their Software Was Defective Three Days After The 2020 Election

On November 30, 2020, and again nearly a year later, I was privileged to coordinate a Public Joint Legislative Hearing in Phoenix then Oro Valley, Arizona put together by then Arizona State Representative Mark Finchem, Chairman of the House Federal Relations Committee where Mayor Guiliani and a team of subject-matter specialists came to testify about evidence demonstrating the multiple security breaches and issues of fraud in the recent national and state elections. The legislative hearings, were not sanctioned by Speaker of the House Russell “Rusty” Bowers, who did all he could to discourage and ridicule the hearings, were televised nationally. The evidence, forensic and otherwise, was remarkable and did show reasonable suspicion justifying a deeper investigation by the State Senate and the Arizona Attorney General.

Fifteen days after the November 30th Hearing, the Senate Judiciary Committee issued subpoenas to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. That triggered the discovery of additional evidence of election tampering, which in turn, elevated the investigative profile of matters to a legal standard of Probable Cause. In the fullness of time, a massive and fully designed cover-up took place among elected and the Dominion officials responsible for the actual machines used to receive and count votes. Arizona led the way for an additional six states to initiate investigations.

For the past three and a half years, more concerns, evidence, witnesses, and discoveries have shown a well-planned and executed process to interfere with the election of November 7, 2020, and then again in the 2022 election, at least within Arizona. Almost the entire legal system either denied such, would not hear such, or would not rule on such even after compelling evidence and testimony were presented. People directly involved lost jobs, income, and positions in the community fighting the good fight to restore election integrity and security. Many elected officials could not be bothered to tackle such controversy and “conspiracy-minded” stuff. The cost to those who continued to fight the good fight for election integrity has been quite real, quite heavy – emotionally, as well as financially. To this day, I periodically meet someone who doesn’t hesitate to tell me it was all a conspiracy and political theatre.

As running mates, Mark Finchem and Kari Lake filed in U.S. District Court, Arizona, an action requesting a temporary restraining order, alleging such egregious acts and violations of integrity in the electoral process. Today a Writ of Certiorari (cause to re-examine) is being submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court given the copious and prodigious amounts of evidence not allowed into lower courts but have now become painfully evident that such should have occurred. The gravity of the evidence from 2020 and continuing to present, is alarming and quite sobering. Then I received the 19-page report below dated March 19th, 2023, wherein Dominion admitted their voting software was defective, had “design flaws,” and “serious bugs.”

Let us pray that the U.S. Supreme Court accepts the petition to re-examine, people are held accountable, and face consequences; and our electoral process takes a giant step forward toward returning to a transparent, secure, and integrity restored, so we all can trust again. The link below takes you to the 19-page Dominion report and confession.


Dominion admitted their software was defective three days after the Nov. 2020 Election

Dominion Voting Systems knew its software was compromised and covered it up until Friday.

That was when emails between Dominion employees disclosed the cover up.

The emails are now evidence in a Michigan Court case, 2023-285759-FH.

Dominion employees admitted that its voting software was:

  • defective
  • had “a serious bug” and
  • “design flaws.”

The filing is 59 pages and is linked here.

The emails were dated three to ten days after the November 3rd, 2020 Election.

So that the wrong party could regain control of Congress and the Presidency.

The emails are imaged below.

Dominion said the defects were fixed on November 11th.

Except they weren’t.

And the defects won’t be corrected until after the Nov. 5th Presidential Election.

Neither will the hardware necessary to run the compromised software.

According to Dominion’s 19-page report dated March 17th, 2023.

It was filed with the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

The report is linked here…

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Biden screamed at America. See how America responds from the kitchen table.

It was angry.

It was incoherent.

It was insulting.

If this is the State of the Union, then America is in deep trouble.

Bless Alabama’s Junior Senator Katie Britt‘s heart.

Here’s Katie’s common sense response from America’s kitchen table:

TRANSCRIPT

Good evening America. My name is Katie Britt.

I am proud to represent the great state of Alabama in the United States Senate. However, that’s not the job that matters most. I am the proud wife and mom of two, school-aged kids, my daughter Bennett and my son Ridgeway are why I ran for Senate. I’m worried about the future and the future of children in every corner of our nation, and that’s why I invited you into our home tonight.

Like so many families across America, my husband Wesley and I just watched President Biden’s State of the Union address from our living room. And what we saw was a performance of a permanent politician who has actually been in office for longer than I’ve been alive. One thing was quite clear though: President Biden just doesn’t get it. He’s out of touch. Under his administration families are worse off, our communities are less safe, and our country is less secure. I just wish he understood what real families are facing around kitchen tables just like this one.

You know, this is where our family has tough conversations, it’s where we make hard decisions. It’s where we share the good, the bad, and the ugly of our days. It’s where we laugh together, and it’s where we hold each other’s hands and pray for God’s guidance. And many nights, to be honest, it’s where Wesley and I worry. I know we are not alone. And so tonight the American family needs to have a tough conversation. Because the truth is, we’re all worried about the future of our nation. The country we know and love seems to be slipping away, and it feels like the next generation will have few opportunities and less freedoms than we did. I worry my own children may not even get a shot at living their American Dreams.

My American Dream allowed me, the daughter of two small-business owners from rural Enterprise, Alabama to be elected to the United States Senate at the age of 40. Growing up, sweeping the floor at my dad’s hardware store and cleaning the bathroom of my mom’s dance studio, I never could have imagined what my story would entail. To think what the American Dream can do across just one generation, and just one lifetime—it’s truly breathtaking.

But, right now the American Dream has turned into a nightmare for so many families. The true, unvarnished state of our union begins and ends with this: Our families are hurting. Our country can do better. And you don’t have to look any further than the crisis at our Southern border to see it.

President Biden inherited the most secure border of all time. But minutes after taking office he suspended all deportations, he halted construction of the border wall, and he announced a plan to give amnesty to millions. We know that President Biden didn’t just create this border crisis, he invited it with 94 executive actions in his first 100 days. When I took office I took a different approach. I traveled to the Del Rio sector of Texas. That’s when I spoke to a woman who shared her story of me. She had been trafficked by the cartels starting at the age of 12. She told me not just that she was raped every day, but how many times a day she was raped. The cartels put her on a mattress in a shoebox of a room and they sent men through that door over and over again for hours and hours on end. We wouldn’t be okay with this happening in a third-world country. This is the United States of America and it is past time, in my opinion, that we start acting like it.

President Biden’s border policies are a disgrace. This crisis is despicable. And the truth is It is almost entirely preventable. From Fentanyl poisonings to horrific murders, there are empty chairs tonight at kitchen tables just like this one because of President Biden’s senseless border policies.

Just think about Laken Riley, in my neighboring state of Georgia. This beautiful, 22-year-old nursing student went out on a jog one morning and she never got the opportunity to return home. She was brutally murdered by one of the millions of illegal border crossers President Biden chose to release into our homeland. You know, as a mom, I can’t quit thinking about this. I mean, this could have been my daughter; this could have been yours. And tonight, President Biden finally said her name. But he refused to take responsibility for his own actions. Mr. President, enough is enough. Innocent Americans are dying and you only have yourself to blame. Fulfill your oath of office, reverse your policies, end this crisis, and stop the suffering.

Sadly, we know that President Biden’s failures don’t stop there. His reckless spending downed our economy into a hole and sent the cost of living through the roof. We have the worst inflation in 40 years and the highest credit card debt in our nation’s history. Let that sink in. Hard working families are struggling to make ends meet today. And with soaring mortgage rates and sky high childcare cost, they’re also struggling to have a plan for tomorrow. The American people are scraping by while President Biden proudly proclaims that Bidenomics is working.

Goodness ya’ll! Bless his heart. We. Know. Better.

Hat tip to the Republican Executive Committee of Volusia County, Florida

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Supreme Court Schedules Date To Hear Trump’s Presidential Immunity Appeal

The Supreme Court announced it will hear former President Donald Trump’s immunity appeal on April 25.

Trump’s election interference case in Washington, D.C. is on hold until the Supreme Court rules on his appeal, making the trial unlikely to conclude before the election. Trump’s presidential immunity appeal is one of multiple high-profile cases the Supreme Court is considering this term involving the former president.

“The Special Counsel’s request to treat the stay application as a petition for a writ of certiorari is granted, and that petition is granted limited to the following question: Whether and if so to what extent does a former President enjoy presidential immunity from criminal prosecution for conduct alleged to involve official acts during his tenure in office,” the Supreme Court wrote in an order last week agreeing to take up Trump’s case.

In April, the Supreme Court is slated to hear another case, Fischer v. United States, dealing with the scope of an obstruction statute used to charge hundreds of Jan. 6 defendants, which could also have a major impact on Trump’s case, as the statute is connected to two of the charges in his indictment.

The Supreme Court also ruled Monday that Trump could not be disqualified from Colorado’s ballot. It held that Congress, not states, is responsible for enforcing Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which restricts individuals who took an oath to the Constitution and then “engaged in insurrection” from holding office.

“In light of the Supreme Court taking up the presidential immunity case, I seriously doubt the D.C. federal trial will take place before the election,” John Malcolm, vice president for the Heritage Foundation’s Institute for Constitutional Government and former deputy assistant attorney general in the DOJ’s Criminal Division, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “In addition to the fact that the Supreme Court will have to issue its decision in that case and the Fischer case – both of which will likely occur in late June – and assuming that the Supreme Court rules against former President Trump, there are still several pretrial matters pending before Judge Chutkan that would have to be resolved before a trial could begin.”

U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan initially rejected Trump’s bid to dismiss his case based on presidential immunity in December. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed in February that he is not immune from prosecution.

Over the past months, Special Counsel Jack Smith has sought to speed up the process to keep Trump’s trial on track. The Supreme Court rejected his request in December to take up the question before letting the appeals court weigh in.

Malcolm noted there is also a “DOJ policy that says that the Justice Department should not do anything close to an election that might impact that election” that would “likely come into play for any trial that would begin in the fall.”

“And there is the issue that the classified documents case in Florida may be going on this summer, which will last a few weeks,” he added.

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FASCISM: Democrats Propose Bill To Remove Trump From Ballot In Wake of Unanimous of Trump SCOTUS Ruling

This is the very definition of authoritarianism. Democrat supremacism must be dismantled.

Democrats Eye New Way to Get Trump Off Ballot After Supreme Court Loss

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Representative Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Democrat, on Monday said he’s working with colleagues on legislation that could bar someone who committed insurrection from holding office.

Raskin made the announcement after the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that former President Donald Trump should appear on the primary ballot in states that have challenged his presidential candidacy.

“”I’m working with a number of my colleagues—including [Democratic Representatives] Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Eric Swalwell—to revive legislation…to set up a process by which we could determine that someone who committed insurrection is disqualified by section three of the 14th amendment,” Raskin said during an appearance on CNN.

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Jonathan Turley opines, “I Calling it “one on a huge list of priorities,” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D., Md.) announced that he will be reintroducing a prior bill with Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Eric Swalwell to disqualify not just Trump but a large number of Republicans from taking office.

The alternative, it appears, is unthinkable: allowing the public to choose their next president and representatives in Congress. It appears that the last thing Democrats want is for the unanimous decision to actually lead to an outbreak of democracy. Where the Court expressly warned of “chaos” in elections, Raskin and others appear eager to be agents of chaos in Congress.

Raskin recently offered a particularly Orwellian argument for the disqualification of Trump and his colleagues in Congress: “If you think about it, of all of the forms of disqualification that we have, the one that disqualifies people for engaging in insurrection is the most democratic because it’s the one where people choose themselves to be disqualified.”

In other words, preventing voters from voting is “the most democratic” because these people choose to oppose certification . . . as he did in 2016.”

It appears citizens cannot be trusted with this power as Trump tops national polls as the leading choice for the presidency. It is the constitutional version of the Big Gulp law, voters like consumers must be protected against their own unhealthy choices

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Is it time to have a Federal photo ID for every legal U.S. citizen? Let’s look at this issue.

It seems that every election year one party, group or ethnicity begins the age old discussion about voter identification (IDs).

Let’s look at some studies that take on this issue, but before we do we need to consider the following question:

QUESTION: Should the U.S. government issue photo IDs to every legal citizen?

According to Vital Records Online, “There is currently no federally issued photo identity that is mandatory for citizens to have. The only essential form of identification federally issued is a Social Security card containing an individual’s Social Security number. However, it does not include a photo of the holder. Passport books and passport cards are also federally issued, but they are not mandatory.”

Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver’s licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards and prohibits certain federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. These purposes are:

  • Accessing certain federal facilities
  • Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft
  • Entering nuclear power plants

BTW, I and my wife have military IDs. As a retired veteran we both have a photo ID that allows us to enter any military base, can be used when being screened by TSA before boarding a flight, to enter a PX and commissary and for our Tri-Care for life supplemental medical insurance. When I got my new Military ID my index finger on each hand was digitally scanned.

Our Costco credit card has our photos on the back. Also, we each have a Florida driver’s licence which is the ID to be used when we vote in local, state and national elections. I also have a Veterans Administration photo ID, due to a combat related disability.

ID Cards are Racist

There are many who continue to spread the myth that ID cards are racist.

For example the Brennen Center for Justice on its website has an article published on January 16, 2020 by Theodore R. Johnson titled The New Voter Suppression which states,

Over the last decade, states have enacted voter restrictions that disproportionately disenfranchise racial minorities and distort our democracy.

Over the past decade, half the states in the nation have placed new, direct burdens on people’s right to vote, abetted by a 2013 Supreme Court decision that struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. And the racial cause and effect of these seemingly race-neutral laws are hard to escape.

Take strict voter ID.

These laws require voters to present a government-issued photo ID in order to vote, and they offer no meaningful fallback options for people who do not possess one of these IDs. Like their Jim Crow predecessors, strict voter ID laws are often defended by reference to a racially neutral need to defend the “integrity” of elections. Specifically, defenders claim that voter ID laws are needed to combat voter impersonation fraud. But study after study has shown that voter impersonation fraud is vanishingly rare.

But is Mr. Johnson correct?

In 2019 in a Daily Caller column titled Study Says Stricter Voter ID Laws Do Not Lead To Voter Suppression Nick Givas reported,

Former Department of Justice attorney J. Christian Adams said voter ID laws do not lead to voter suppression Wednesday on “Fox & Friends,” citing a study from The National Bureau of Economic Research.

“This is a huge survey,” Adams said. “Fifty-thousand sampled. They discovered that voter ID has absolutely no negative impact on voters — something most of us already knew, a small fringe of dishonest people didn’t know. They make money off of this. They raise huge sums of money to pay lawyers to attack states that implement voter ID … This is something most Americans agree with, and now we know it doesn’t do any harm.”

The study examined 10 states with voter ID laws, including Georgia and Wisconsin. It found minorities were not negatively affected by the measures, Adams said.

“A huge survey found that it did not effect minorities negatively, which tells you they have been lying,” he added.

The Bottom Line

To end this he said/he said argument perhaps it is time for every legal American citizen to have a national photo ID. Each individual state would issue the ID under a new law passed by the U.S. Congress. This new law would give every legal citizen, and only a legal citizen, a means of identification.

This new photo ID can be used as a drivers licence, to board an aircraft, as a passport, etc. It would be an American identification card only for U.S. citizens.

Anyone without this ID card, or with a fraudulent one, would be arrested, charged, tried and if convicted sent to prison or deported.

This would eliminate the need for illegal aliens to appear in court. If you don’t have a U.S. National photo ID then you don’t belong here.

Additionally, businesses would be required before they hire someone to see their U.S. National photo ID card. No business can, under penalty of law, hire anyone without this card as proof of citizenship.

Every level of law enforcement would be able to then identify those who are here legally and those who are not.

If every legal citizen is required to have his or her own U.S. National photo ID then there is, by definition, no discrimination of any kind.

Problem solved.

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ROOKE: D.C. Republicans Prove The Swamp Is As Infested And Useless As Ever

After losing over and over again, state after state, to former President Donald Trump, Nikki Haley finally won a Republican Primary race in the District of Columbia.

If Republican voters were ever in doubt about whether Republicans in D.C. understand them and the issues facing everyday Americans, Haley’s win should solidify in their minds that they don’t. In the 2020 general election, D.C. voters overwhelmingly voted for President Joe Biden. Trump garnered just 5% of the vote in the district. The 2024 GOP primary was more of the same. Only about 2,000 people voted, and of that sampling, Haley won 63% of the vote to Trump’s 33%.

In open primary states, Haley has been able to hang on because Democrats are willing to jump the aisle to side with the “anyone but Trump” option in hopes their failing candidate, Biden, will be able to sneak out a win in November against a candidate adamantly rejected by the Republican base.

However, D.C. is not an open primary. Only registered Republicans can vote in the D.C. primary, making her win an eye-opener for voters about who is running the offices of the most important officials in the country.

Haley is not the base’s choice in Iowa, South Carolina, Michigan, Missouri, Idaho, New Hampshire, etc., but the D.C. political class overwhelmingly supports her. The people who think they know better than the Republican base about what issues and policies are good for them love Haley.

Chair of the D.C. Republican Party Patrick Mara and Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors Dan Schuberth perfectly encapsulated this point with their quotes about Haley’s win to Politico.

“This universe is a little more sophisticated than just about any universe in any other state,” Mara told the outlet. “I listen to the political podcasts in the morning. I read the newsletters throughout the day. That’s probably, like, half the people showing up at this.”

“You’ve got a really dialed-in political class,” Schuberth, who hosted Haley’s D.C. campaign stop, said. “You know, folks read POLITICO. They read The Hill. Folks here are reading the Washington Post.”

Mara and Schuberth are among the Republicans living inside the D.C. echo chamber who believe that reading mainstream media newsletters and political punditry, knowing all the people working on the campaigns and living in the district gives them a better understanding of what’s good for Americans. In the political class system, they would consider themselves at the top, while a family of six burdened by the economic and social repercussions of their hubris is an uninformed lemming.

Haley’s presidential campaign has been nothing short of a wish list for the old guard of the Republican Party that flies in direct contrast to the new GOP. Middle America does not want to send their boys to fight in another endless war in the desert, where death is inevitable. Parents are disgusted with the state of the U.S. education system, which acts as an indoctrination camp for far-left policies. Working-class Americans can not only see but feel how illegal immigration puts their families at risk, lowers their wages, and makes them compete for jobs that are rightfully theirs.

Trump captures the angst of everyday Americans in the way the Democrats used to do, while Haley campaigns like a Reagan-era Republican devoid of this insight. He stands up for these people, tells them it’s okay to recognize how these policies affect them, and promises to right the wayward ship once he’s back in office.

To disregard this reality the way the GOP political class does is why the base will take two steps forward and one step back. While at the state level, Republicans are fortifying election integrity, fighting back against open borders and killing the infestation of DEI, the D.C. swamp is terrified even to admit these issues are a problem, much less take the fight to the radicals implementing them.

It takes a level of ignorance and arrogance to tell Republican voters they can’t have the safe, prosperous country they grew up in. That their wish to have policies focused on putting Americans first isn’t popular or winnable when Trump beats their preferred candidate, Haley, into the ground in every state, gaining momentum with each victory. He’s a political force not just because of his one-liners and smash-mouth style of campaigning but because he gave a voice to the base when everyone else told them to forget their patriotism, forget their American dream and instead bow down to the global machine ruining their country.

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ELECTION FRAUD: Biden’s Border Invasion Will Inflate Democrats’ Electoral College Majority

The hostile invasion by illegals (or as the Democrats call them, ‘newcomers’) is by design.

It’s about seizing and keeping power absolutely.

Biden’s Border Invasion Will Bolster Democrats’ Electoral College Majority

By: Dawn Buckingham, The Federalist, March 04, 2024

Democrats don’t care about public safety. They only care about securing more Electoral College votes and amassing power.

At noon on Jan. 20, 2021, President Biden took the oath of office. What do you think he did in his first 12 hours? He signed an executive order titled “Executive Order on Ensuring a Lawful and Accurate Enumeration and Apportionment Pursuant to the Decennial Census.” That is government speak for directing the Census Bureau to count all illegal aliens when the census is taken.

Every 10 years, when the census is conducted, the population numbers are used to redraw congressional district lines so that they generally have the same amount of people in each district across the country. The more people counted, the more congressional seats a state receives. So if you are a state like California losing population, you lose seats in Congress. If you gain population, like Texas, you gain congressional seats. The number of congressional seats also directly relates to the number of electors each state can send to the Electoral College. More population equals more congressional seats. More congressional seats equal more votes in the Electoral College.

To the Democrats, this is simple math — sovereignty and public safety be damned. I’ve listened to many Texans ask in exasperation: When will enough be enough? When will there be enough illegal immigration, enough crime, and enough handouts of “free” phones, plane tickets, hotels, and cash for noncitizens who enter this country illegally? Is it 7 million more or maybe 20 million more? I believe the answer to that question is 270. That is the number of electoral votes required to win the presidency in the Electoral College.

The crisis at the border is not an accident, nor is it a confluence of outside factors resulting in unchecked illegal immigration. Instead, it is planned and facilitated by the Democrats in Washington, D.C., to bolster failing blue states, increase their representation in Congress, and cement a permanent majority in the Electoral College. Many reasonable Texans wonder why anyone would want a sanctuary city or sanctuary state. The logic becomes more obvious once you understand the end game: to create a welcoming enclave free from consequences, flaunt the law, refuse to cooperate with law enforcement, and swell a population dependent on the state. Then count everyone, citizen and noncitizen alike, to amass power.

Does this sound crazy? Is the government capable of executing such a plan, or are they simply incompetent? Usually, the simplest answer is the right one, so incompetence could be a reasonable answer. Still, there is no denying that Democrats are aware of the power of counting illegal aliens in the census.

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Supreme Court Rules Trump Cannot Be Removed From Colorado Ballot

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that former President Donald Trump cannot be removed from Colorado’s 2024 ballot.

The Colorado Supreme Court found Trump ineligible for the state’s ballot in December, ruling he was disqualified under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. The Civil-war era provision bars individuals who took an oath to the Constitution and then “engaged in insurrection” from holding office.

“Because the Constitution makes Congress, rather than the States, responsible for enforcing Section 3 against federal officeholders and candidates, we reverse,” the court’s ruling stated.

A group of Colorado voters, backed by the left-wing group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, sued to remove Trump in September, arguing his role in “recruiting, inciting and encouraging a violent mob” on Jan. 6, 2021 was disqualifying. Maine and, just last week, Illinois, followed by also finding Trump ineligible.

Over 60 challenges have been filed in various states challenging Trump’s eligibility for the ballot, according to court documents.

During oral arguments, nearly every justice expressed reservations about allowing a single state to remove Trump from the ballot.

In April, the Supreme Court will hear another consequential case considering whether Trump is immune from prosecution in his federal election interference case. The trial in Washington, D.C., is currently on hold pending the decision on Trump’s appeal.

AUTHOR

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*** Lara Logan outs Corporate-Media-Government Collusion

*** “Four Pillars of Civilization” Under Attack

*** American Paralysis and Decline

*** Mediocrity in Education putting ‘A Nation at Risk’

*** Why Are Americans Becoming More Stupid?

*** Rigor? No. Merit? You must be joking. Elite? Oh, so much elite.

*** The Collegiate War Against Merit

*** Google’s Anti-White Artificial Intelligence Model, Gemini, is a Dystopian Hell

*** Claude (AI) admits biased training

*** Elon Musk Sues Sam Altman For ‘Breach Of Contract’

*** A Blow to Big Wind?

*** Hurricane Threats to Ocean Wind Turbines

*** The American revolt against green energy has begun

*** Blackouts, Here We Come

*** U.S. Seeks to Boost Nuclear Power After Decades of Inertia

*** The Role of Nuclear in the Global World of Energy

*** Apple Kills Its Electric Car Project

*** Weakest Link for EV’s Is in China’s Supply Chain

*** Climate scientists

*** New Studies Undercut Key Climate Change Claims

*** The Hockey Stick Trial: Science Dies in a DC Courtroom

*** All 2020 Presidential Election Related Lawsuits

     (Updated… Now Trump has won 75% of lawsuits decided by merit!)

*** A Summary of Post-election Audit Requirements, by State

*** Scant Election Reforms Since 2020 Forebode a Repeat in November

*** Obama’s Third Term — Going For Four

*** Political Corruption and Taxpayer Money Behind Google Disinformation and Censorship

*** Anatomy Of A Hit – How Leftist NGO’s Bury The Truth

*** Did Fulton Sheen Prophesy About These Times?

*** How (not) to deal with missing data: An economist’s take on a controversial study

*** What ‘safe and effective’ really means

*** Health Care: Right, Privilege, or Neither?

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*** Report: The Key to Fixing the US Education System

*** Mediocrity in Education putting ‘A Nation at Risk’

*** Why Are Americans Becoming More Stupid?

*** Meet The Left’s Trendy New Buzzword, And What It Really Means

*** States Should Embrace Scientifically Based Reading Instruction

School Boards for Academic Excellence

The Most Important Product of America, is Our Kids

From the Left: US Biology Textbooks have ‘Misguided Assumptions’ on Sex and Gender

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New Book: Getting Education Right: A Conservative Vision for Improving Early Childhood, K–12, and College

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Higher Education Related:

*** Rigor? No. Merit? You must be joking. Elite? Oh, so much elite.

*** The Collegiate War Against Merit

*** Marc Rowan, Co-Founder and CEO of Apollo Global Management, Inc.

University of Florida fires all DEI employees in compliance with state law

The Emptiness of College Rankings

A trip through UNC’s course catalog is a wild ride

UConn Seeks $3 Million ‘Chair For Inclusion within the College of Engineering’

CU Boulder professor dresses like butterfly to fight ‘climate anxiety’

Artificial Intelligence:

*** Google’s Anti-White Artificial Intelligence Model, Gemini, is a Dystopian Hell

*** Claude (AI) admits biased training

*** Elon Musk Sues Sam Altman For ‘Breach Of Contract’

Anti-White racial bias coded into many sources of artificial intelligence

Google CEO Pledged to Use AI to Counter “Fake News,” Racism, and Populism After Trump Victory

Government Funds AI Tools For Whole-Of-Internet Surveillance And Censorship

Technocrats Claim AI Breakthrough to Generate ‘Boundless’ Clean Fusion Energy, But You Won’t Get Any Of It

Unreliables (General):

*** US counties are blocking wind and solar energy: These maps, graphics show how

*** The American revolt against green energy has begun

*** Blackouts, Here We Come

Out Of Transmission Revisited

Planning for climate blackouts

Wind Energy:

*** Taking the Wind Out of Climate Change (referencing 60± studies)

*** A Blow to Big Wind?

*** Hurricane Threats to Ocean Wind Turbines

Nuclear Energy:

*** U.S. Seeks to Boost Nuclear Power After Decades of Inertia

*** The Role of Nuclear in the Global World of Energy

*** On Radiation: Nuclear energy myths versus facts

Fossil Fuel Energy:

*** Biden liquefied natural gas export ‘pause’ hurts Americans and our allies

*** Chinese Control Over U.S. Oil and Gas at Heart of Biden Family Influence Peddling

How the Natural Gas Industry Supports Rural America

Electric Vehicles (EVs):

*** Apple Kills Its Electric Car Project

*** Weakest Link for EV’s Is in China’s Supply Chain

*** EV con job perpetrated by Politicians will cost us dearly!

*** Consumer Reports: Electric vehicle owners report 80% more problems than with conventional cars and trucks

The EV market hits the brakes as sales hit a speed bump!

Biden admin throws electric vehicle mandate in reverse

Misc Energy:

*** Grid Responsibility

*** When (And Why) Heat Pumps Suck

Energy User Responsibility

Green Energy Goals in Conflict: Electric Power

Grid Down, Power Up: What the U.S. Is Not Prepared For

Burn Those Trees!

Manmade Global Warming — Some Other Deceptions:

*** Climate scientists

*** New Studies Undercut Key Climate Change Claims

*** The Hockey Stick Trial: Science Dies in a DC Courtroom

*** How NYS Hid the True Cost of 2019 Climate Law—And What Lawmakers Can Do About It

Leading British Physician Says Going NetZero Would Probably Lead To 6 Billion Starving

Fixation on CO2 Ignores Real Driver of Temperature, Experts Say

The Absurdity of Measuring Breath for Climate Change

Manmade Global Warming — Misc:

*** Archive: The Communism Behind Environmentalism (Part 1 & Part 2)

The Great European Farmer Revolt: Jilted, Turning On The Greens

Now the Alarmists Want Your Tires

‘Climate Crisis Is About Power and Money’: Bonner Cohen

Joanne Marcotte: Inconvenient Doubts: Climate Change Apocalypse: Really?

Drastic and Irreversible Climate Geo-engineering Worries Scientists

Net Zero and National Security

US Election:

Election-Integrity.info (10 major election reports by our team of experts, plus much more!)

*** All 2020 Presidential Election Related Lawsuits

     (Updated… Now Trump has won 75% of lawsuits decided by merit!)

Bidenbucks Laundered Through Education Department Target Likely Biden Voters

Judge says Mike Lindell must pay $5 million to man who won his ‘Prove Mike Wrong’ challenge

US Election — State Issues:

*** A Summary of Post-election Audit Requirements, by State

*** Scant Election Reforms Since 2020 Forebode a Repeat in November

Will Illegal Aliens Choose the 2024 Republican Nominee in Arizona?

Patriot Street Fighters in Wisconsin Can Show Republicans How to Win 2024

Arizona’s new voting laws that require proof of citizenship are not discriminatory, a US judge rules

Misc US Politics:

*** Obama’s Third Term — Going For Four

*** Anatomy Of A Hit – How Leftist NGO’s Bury The Truth

*** Dear President Trump, Can We Talk?

*** Worst Intel Failure Since WW2

Dear Robert Reich: Your Odious, Unprovoked Attack on Robert Kennedy Jr. Is Unworthy of You

Censorship US:

*** Lara Logan outs Corporate Media-Government Collusion

*** Political Corruption and Taxpayer Money Behind Google Disinformation and Censorship

Google To Start Running “Prebunk” Ads and Quizzing YouTube Viewers To Fight So-Called “Misinformation”

Evidence Suggests FBI And Secret Service Are Covering Up What They Know About January 6 Bomb Scare

The Full-Spectrum, Asymmetric War On Free Speech – Now You Know

Societally US:

*** “Four Pillars of Civilization” Under Attack

*** American Paralysis and Decline

*** Indiana parents warn nation after child is removed from home for improper pronoun usage

*** My Phone: A Privacy Expert Doesn’t Like What She Finds

*** How and Why Journalism has Failed Us Miserably But Can Self-Correct

New: Dissent Television

Globalism:

*** Carlson: The National Security State & the Inversion of Democracy

The Insidious Cult Of World Order Is Clearly Seen

Tyson Foods Scales Up Investment In Insect Protein Maker For Global Food Chain

Religion Related:

*** Did Fulton Sheen Prophesy About These Times?

Fulton Sheen’s Clear Warning About the Anti-Christ

Attacks against churches doubled in 2023, report warns: ‘Growing disdain for Christianity’

Science:

*** How (not) to deal with missing data: An economist’s take on a controversial study

*** Study: America’s Critical Underground Water Stores in Rapid Decline

Science Feedback (a “fact-checker organization”) has generated disinformation about CERES-Science

Coalitional Instincts

Health:

*** What ‘safe and effective’ really means

*** Health Care: Right, Privilege, or Neither?

*** PragerU video: What’s Wrong with Marijuana?

New Guide: Exercise, Brain Health and Parkinson’s

Fasting-like diet could slow the aging process, study suggests: ‘Living longer and healthier’

Biden v. Medicare Advantage

Ukraine/Israel:

Latest Developments in Israel: March 3rd

Pray for the safety of the Ukrainian people

A well-rated source to make a Ukraine donation

Latest Developments in Ukraine: March 3rd

COVID-19 — Misc:

AARP Just Told Its 38 Million Members to Get an 8th (Yes, Eighth!!) Shot of mRNA

mRNA Vaccine Shedding of Spike Protein: State of the Scientific and Clinical Evidence

Book: Truth vs. Deception – Liberty vs. Tyranny: Covid-19, Fact vs. Fiction


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Appeals Court Overturns Jan. 6 Defendant’s Sentence, Impacting Dozens of Cases

Even so, the Biden regime is jailing journalists and putting them in leg and belly Chains to face Jan. 6 ‘misdemeanors.’

The prosecutions are/were treason at the highest level.

That the 2020 election was stolen.

These criminal actions merely secure the coup.

Dozens of Jan. 6 cases might be impacted after the court’s ruling on Friday.

By: Jack Phillips, Epoch Times, March 1, 2024;

An appeals court in Washington unanimously ruled that a Jan. 6 defendant’s sentence was improperly enhanced, a move that could impact numerous other Jan. 6 cases.

On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that Larry Brock, who was convicted for a range of crimes related to Jan. 6, improperly had additional charges of “interference with the administration of justice.” The judge who wrote the court’s opinion wrote that the charge doesn’t apply to a sentencing enhancement, however, and struck it down.

“Brock challenges both the district court’s interpretation of Section 1512(c)(2)’s elements and the sufficiency of the evidence to support that conviction,” wrote the judge, Patricia Millett.

The judge, who was appointed by President Barack Obama, concluded that any interference with Congress’ certification of the 2020 electoral votes isn’t tantamount to a sentencing enhancement.

“Because Section 2J1.2’s text, commentary, and context establish that the ‘administration of justice’ does not extend to Congress’s counting and certification of electoral college votes, the district court erred in applying Section 2J1.2(b)(2)’s three-level sentencing enhancement to Brock’s Section 1512(c)(2) conviction,” the judge wrote.

The judges, in siding with Mr. Brock, wrote that Congress’ function on Jan. 6 was not judicial but was only a part of the 2020 presidential election process.

“Taken as a whole, the multi-step process of certifying electoral college votes—as important to our democratic system of government as it is—bears little resemblance to the traditional understanding of the administration of justice as the judicial or quasi-judicial investigation or determination of individual rights,” the panel concluded.

Law enforcement officials who were there at the Capitol on that day, they added, were “to protect the lawmakers and their process, not to investigate individuals’ rights or to enforce Congress’s certification decision.”

“After all,” the judges wrote, “law enforcement is present for security purposes for a broad variety of governmental proceedings that do not involve the ‘administration of justice’—presidential inaugurations, for example, and the pardoning of the Thanksgiving Turkey.”

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Ten Percent Of 2020 Biden Voters Now Back Trump: POLL

Ten percent of President Joe Biden’s 2020 voters now back former President Donald Trump, a new poll found.

While 97 percent of voters who cast their ballot for Trump in 2020 still plan to vote for him, Biden is only attracting 83 percent of his previous voters, according to a New York Times and Siena College poll. Trump has a five-point lead overall, ranking ahead of Biden 48% to 43%, the poll shows.

Just 36% of voters say they approve or strongly approve of how Biden is handling his job as president, with 43% of voters saying they think his policies have hurt them personally.

Trump has earned voters from blocs that traditionally vote Democrat, according to the NYT. Women are equally split between Trump and Biden, while Trump gained a lead among Latinos, according to the NYT.

The NYT/Siena College poll surveyed 980 voters nationwide between Feb. 25 to 28, 2024 with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for registered voters.

Another recent Bloomberg News/Morning Consult survey found the majority of voters in seven key battleground states blame Biden and Democrats for the border crisis.

In the Michigan Democratic primary on Tuesday, Biden received just over 80% support, which some analysts and consultants said is a “warning” sign and indication there is “not a lot of enthusiasm” for Biden among Democrats.

Around 23% of Democratic primary voters surveyed in the NYT/Siena College poll said they were enthusiastic about Biden, while 48% of Republicans said they were enthusiastic about Trump being the nominee.

The Biden campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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An Election Integrity Analogy: Good Efforts do NOT assure Good Results

When faced with a complicated, multi-faceted problem like election integrity, it’s often easier to get a much better grasp of it by using an analogy…

home remodeling project might be a good comparison. Let’s say we have a 250-year-old, 3-story home, that has exceptional historical significance. (For example, let’s imagine that in this home a group of patriots met and drafted up the first version of the Constitution!) Additionally, it is an architecturally beautiful building.

Although the home mostly has “good bones,” it has fallen on hard times due to decades of neglect, disputes of ownership, self-serving actions by caretakers, etc.

Some of the current issues are: dilapidated siding, deuterating porches, large holes in the roof, a woefully inadequate electrical system, antiquated plumbing, floors that need refinishing, walls that must be painted or repapered, etc. Although the foundation needs minor attention, it still seems to be solid.

Since no one else is doing anything meaningful about this property (other than a lot of talk, blame, and obfuscation), a group of patriotic citizens decides that they will step in.

These selfless volunteers get permission and then (at their own expense!) energetically do the following: start cleaning up the mess, wallpapering and painting walls, sanding floors, upgrading the electrical system, installing new plumbing, fixing broken windows, repairing porches, pointing chimneys, and improving the landscaping.

Do you see any problems here in my made-up analogy?

I’ve phrased it in such a way that it’s clear that there is no professional oversight to organize and direct these excellent efforts, in an appropriate, effective way. For example, renovation of such a property needs to be done in the proper sequence. In this case, it is a waste of time, effort and money to be finishing interior walls and floors before ALL of the needed plumbing and electrical work is done.

The biggest error in this analogy is also a sequential failure. The number one priority of this renovation MUST be to fix the roof. Almost any work on the interior is likely wasted until the inside is no longer exposed to the elements.

So what’s the parallel with election integrity?

We have almost 250 years of election history, architecturally attractive, and built on a solid foundation. However, our election system has fallen on very hard times due to decades of neglect, disputes about responsibility, self-serving actions by those elected to be caretakers, etc.

One of the few positives about the 2020 election is that it woke up many citizens to the reality that our election system has become seriously deteriorated.

In response, many hundreds of patriotic people have dedicated considerable time, effort, and money in an attempt to renovate our election system. My point here is that unless the contributions of these volunteers are properly focused, it’s likely that the majority of it will do very little. (The 2022 elections should have been a wake-up call!)

So what is the elections parallel with starting by properly fixing the roof?

Meaningful post-election audits!

(See “The Solution” for election integrity: here.)

Without doing that, very little of the rest of the superior efforts will be of any avail!

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National Committeeman Peter Feaman issues an urgent call to action, ‘Save America now or lose it’

“This election is our last best hope to save America. You are the last best hope to preserve our God given rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for generations yet to come.” — Peter Feaman, Republican National Committeeman.


In an email the Volusia County, Florida GOP stated,

Florida’s Republican National Committeeman Peter Feaman has served America for decades as a distinguished attorney, counselor, conservative party statesman and spiritual leader.

His convictions are heart-felt and infused with common sense and timeless wisdom of the ages.

Florida’s Republican National Committeeman Peter Feaman has been on the front lines of America First conservative politics for years. He delivered a stirring call to action during remarks at the Republican Party Club of West Volusia on February 27, 2024.

Watch Peter’s remarks:

Florida’s Presidential Preference Primary is March 19th, 2024.

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VIDEO: America at a Tipping Point with Senior Chief Geoff Ross, U.S. Navy (Ret.) on Dissent Television

Senior Chief Geoff Ross, U.S. Navy (Ret.) joins us on Dissent Television to discuss why America is at a “tipping point.” America was founded as a Republic with a Constitution and unless we the people protect it, it may disappear.

There are traitors amongst us that want to turn it into a democracy, like that in Venezuela and Cuba.

Senior Chief Ross explains the historical background of this movement to destroy our Constitutional Republican form of government and fundamentally transform it into a dictatorship.

WATCH: “America at a Tipping Point” with Senior Chief Geoff Ross, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

ABOUT SENIOR CHIEF GEOFF ROSS

Geoff, as the son of a retired U.S. Navy Chief, travelled the world as a boy.

Geoff enlisted in the U.S. Navy in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and on July 29th, 1982, at the age 19, entered the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center in Panama City, Florida.

Geoff completed two tours on the USS Holland and one tour on the USS Orion forward deployed in La Maddalena, Italy from 1990-1993.

Geoff served on staff duty in Pensacola, Florida from 1987-1990, and as the Assistant Division Officer for logistics at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center from 1993-1996.

Geoff received various awards and decorations including the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for heroism, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (5 awards) and various unit awards.

As the former President and CEO of the Rogue Patriot Group Inc. from 2008-2013 Geoff had various bodyguard duties for dignitaries including former Governor Sarah Palin, Colonel Bud Day, former Florida Governor, now Senator, Rick Scott.

Geoff also worked for a year at a Fox News radio affiliate as a political commentator.

Geoff now works as the East Coast Event Coordinator and Fox News liaison for the Combat Veterans for Congress PAC.

Like his father, Geoff retired as a Senior Chief U.S. Navy.

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Federal Court Rules Major Biden Spending Bill Was Passed Unconstitutionally

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a $1.7 trillion spending bill was unconstitutionally passed in December 2022 due to the lack of a quorum, blocking enforcement of a law about pregnant women in the workplace.

United States District Judge James Wesley Hendrix of the Northern District of Texas said that the House of Representatives improperly passed the spending package because a quorum of members was not physically present. The then-Democrat-controlled body allowed proxy voting for the measure, which 215 Democrats and nine Republicans supported.

“Although the Court finds that the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act violated the Constitution, Texas does not seek an injunction of—and the Court does not enjoin—the entire Act,” Hendrix wrote in the 120-page opinion. “Rather, the Court enjoins only the application of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act against Texas. The relief granted here is limited to abating the injury that Texas has proven will occur.”

“Based on the Quorum Clause’s text, original public meaning, and historical practice, the Court concludes that the Quorum Clause bars the creation of a quorum by including non-present members participating by proxy,” Hendrix added. “Supreme Court precedent has long held that the Quorum Clause requires presence, and the Clause’s text distinguishes those absent members from the quorum and provides a mechanism for obtaining a physical quorum by compelling absent members to attend. This power to compel attendance makes little sense divorced from physical presence.”

Paxton sued President Joe Biden in February 2023 for signing the measure, arguing in court documents that congressional power to force absent members to attend “would make little sense if the Constitution did not require physical attendance.”

“Congress acted egregiously by passing the largest spending bill in U.S. history with fewer than half the members of the House bothering to do their jobs, show up, and vote in person,” Paxton said in a Tuesday afternoon release. “Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi abused proxy voting under the pretext of COVID-19 to pass this law, then Biden signed it, knowing they violated the Constitution. This was a stunning violation of the rule of law. I am relieved the Court upheld the Constitution.”

The Supreme Court ruled against Republican efforts to challenge the proxy voting rule put in place during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic in January 2022.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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