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MASON COUNTY, WA- While Democrats were obsessed with a scheme hatched by their own candidate to commit election fraud in 2016 and interfere in that election, they are far less interested in a real case of election interference perpetrated by a billionaire oligarch Mark Zuckerberg. Yet the media and of course Democrats have been silent.
Now, the Miami Standard citing a National Pulse piece reports that an election official who dismissed allegations of election fraud, who praised mail-in ballots and dismissed outright any notions of election fraud had a very good (and underhanded) reason for doing so—his county received funds from Zuckerberg’s Center for Tech and Civic Life, an obvious conflict of interest.
The election official, Paddy McGuire drafted an article for the Shelton-Mason County Journal in 2020 and in it made the now easily debunked claim that mail-in voting offers “unparalleled safety and security,” while at the same time defending the county’s practice of actually prohibiting in-person election observers.
McGuire is the auditor for Mason County, Washington, and wrote over a dozen articles for the County Journal in the lead-up to the 2020 general election, however he somehow failed to disclose that Mason County received a cash grant—so-called “Zuckerbucks”—from the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL).
In the ultimate case of tit for tat, CTCL praised McGuire’s column—“Election Matters”—in a feature: “Mason County, Washington Builds Trust Through Local Newspaper Column.”
The bi-weekly column, launched in January 2020 was praised by CTCL for its efficacy in “help[ing] to present his office as a source of trusted information” and “preemptively quell[ling] misinformation.”
Zuckerberg and his wife poured tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars into the 2020 election in order to get Biden elected and laundered it through CTCL and donated it in the form of grants to local election offices in Democratic precincts in key swing states in order to ramp up voter participation.
The only requirement to getting the money from Zuckerberg was local elections had to in essence be turned over to operatives from CTCL, who according to National Pulse overruled local authorities and through coercion allegedly accessed mail-in ballots ahead of the election. This is of course a violation of the law and also Article II, Section I of the Constitution.
According to financial records from CTCL, the Mason County Treasurer received a grant worth $32,904 which was intended to “support the safe administration of public elections during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Not so ironically, McGuire never mentioned the grants Zuckerberg’s foundation gave to the county, which seems to be a stark conflict of interest relative to opinions expressed in McGuire’s column, whereby he attempted to defend the security of mail-in voting, despite the clear fraud and errors inherent in such a scheme which called into question the integrity of the 2020 election.
McGuire attempted to excuse the banning of in-person election observers, using the COVID-19 pandemic as his reason for doing so:
“Those requirements include allowing observers to watch us and being open to the public so people can register to vote in person during the last tow and a half weeks before the election. My office is in a building closed to the public by the Board of Mason County Commissioners, so even if I wanted to be open, I can’t,” he wrote in an op-ed entitled, “We Prepare and We Plan.”
McGuire claimed when commenting on the article to CTCL that “being so proactive about outreach helped blunt the criticism that we didn’t allow observers.” Officials noted that citizens could watch live streams of ballot counting, however fudging video is a fairly easy process.
In yet another op-ed written on November 26, 2020 entitled, “All Our Systems Just Worked During The Election,” he wrote, “there is no credible evidence that anyone interfered with the outcome of the election anywhere.”
Within the same article, McGuire also kissed Zuckerberg’s ass, crediting Facebook for taking a “much more aggressive stance against misinformation and disinformation in 2020 than they did in 2016.”
That suppression of course included the Hunter Biden laptop, throttled by both Facebook and Twitter and which was later proven to be completely 100% accurate. In other words, they also took an “aggressive stance” against information which wouldn’t help their preferred candidate.
McGuire also parroted left-wing talking points, claiming that delayed election results (sometimes for a matter of weeks) were “normal,” claimed that “getting final results takes time” beyond election night, and had also advocated for mail-in ballots, writing on June 18, 2020:
“I am a huge fan of vote-by-mail. I hope the safety, security, and voter convenience that we enjoy here will one day be available across the country.”
McGuire was complicit, along with a number of election officials across the country, to install a fraud mechanism in the 2020 election through the use of mail-in voting, solely intended to steal the 2020 presidential election from Donald Trump.
For more on election shenanigans in 2020, we invite you to read our prior report:
WISCONSIN- A retired Wisconsin Supreme Court justice investigating the state’s 2020 elections is threatening to jail two Democratic mayors if they don’t sit for depositions in the probe soon.
According to the retired justice, Michael Gableman, he believes the two mayors are engaged in a “cover-up” intended to stall his investigation, USAA News is reporting.
Earlier this week, Yahoo News reported that Gabelman is trying to obtain court orders forcing Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway and Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich to decide between answering his questions or being thrown in jail.
“[Green Bay Mayor] Eric Genrich and [Madison Mayor] Satya Rhodes-Conway have chosen to ignore the subpoenas issued by the Wisconsin Assembly because they have no intention of answering uncomfortable questions about what they did with the millions of dollars in Zuckerberg money that they took,’ Gableman alleges.
That refers to money given by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for the purposes of electioneering efforts on behalf of Democrats, in particular Joe Biden in swing states such as Wisconsin.
“Reasonable minds might wonder whether the millions of dollars each of these mayors received from the Zuckerbergs may have induced them to do something other than treating all candidates fairly and impartially and whether those mayors used the Zuckerberg money to get the vote out for Joe Biden,” Gableman alleged.
“They are trying to run and hide from accountability to the citizens they are supposed to serve. Why go through all of this legal evasion, maneuvering and expense unless they do not want the public to know what they have done?”
According to the two mayors, Gableman never provided them with specific dates and times for them to be interviewed. In fact a lawyer for Genrich said he was planning to pursue legal action against Gableman, alleging his work was “shoddy.”
Jeffrey Mandell, a lawyer for the city of Green Bay sent a letter to Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Ralph Ramirez alleging the former justice’s work was so shoddy he would seek legal sanctions against him.
In his letter, Mandell argued that Gableman had filed the wrong type of lawsuit in the wrong court. He alleged that the type of case Gableman brought would only be used when private individuals have disputes over money.
“Based on our initial review, the Petition is not only lacking in legal merit and built upon a gross distortion of the relevant facts, but it departs so greatly from legal standards that Mayor Genrich intends to serve the Special Counsel with a motion for sanctions,’ Mandell wrote.
In October, Mandell wrote Gableman’s chief of staff, noting that his understanding was he was not seeking immediate testimony from Green Bay officials. Since no response was received from Gableman’s office, they assumed the had an immediate need to meet with him, Mandell wrote.
In a similar vein, Madison City Attorney Michael Haas sent a letter on Nov. 2 to Gableman advising him his understanding that based on past discussions with Gableman’s team, it wasn’t necessary for someone form Madison to testify “unless we are provided with a more specific scope of inquiry and reach an agreement on other details such as the format and length of any deposition.”
Haas claims neither Gableman nor his office responded to that letter.
Rhodes-Conway repeatedly has claimed she would be happy to discuss how the 2020 election was conducted, however insists such testimony should be made in public, not behind closed doors as Gableman wishes. On Thursday, she said Gableman’s team possessed an “abject lack of professionalism.”
In the case of Zuckerberg, he initially gave money to five mayors of Wisconsin allegedly for COVID relief, however those monies were later redirected toward a “get out the vote” campaign. According to Gableman, Zuckerberg’s actions amounted to a scheme by David Plouffe to defeat former President Donald Trump, which he is calling election interference.
In Wednesday testimony before the Wisconsin Committee on Campaigns and Elections, Gableman said he was investigating the relationship between former Facebook employee Michael Spitzer Rubenstein and the two mayors.
In fact, it is reported that Genrich actually turned over the election in his city to Democratic operatives tied to Zuckerberg, who spent $8.8 million in only five Wisconsin cities.
Gableman told the committee, “It’s very clear that Mark Zuckerberg’s goal was to defeat Donald Trump and elect Joe Biden.”
Gableman is threatening to subpoena Rubenstein for a deposition.
In October, Wisconsin’s Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul sued Gableman in court to block subpoenas issued to the state’s Elections Commission, while the former justice argued that Kaul and the commission don’t have the authority to sue him.
A hearing in the case filed against the two mayors is slated for Dec. 22. The suit filed by Kaul in Dane County is scheduled to be held the next day.
According to Mandell, Green Bay is trying to get the Waukesha case either thrown out, delayed, or combined with the Dane County case.
Gableman filed his lawsuit on Monday, announcing it on Wednesday when he appeared before the Committee on Campaigns and Elections. Yahoo said the lawsuit didn’t show up in the state’s database of court cases, however PBS Wisconsin obtained copies and posted them online Thursday. Officials from Madison and Green Bay said they had not yet been served with the lawsuits, but had seen the online copies.
Gableman is looking to interview the two mayors about grants they had received from Zuckerberg’s organization, the Center for Tech and Civic Life to assist in running their elections during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The center provided grants to over 200 Wisconsin communities, however the vast majority went to the five major cities in Wisconsin.
Courts have ruled the grants were legally permitted; however Republicans claim they were improper because a majority of the money went primarily to cities with large populations of Democrats.
Biden only defeated Trump by 21,000 votes in the state, a less than 1% margin of victory. Despite court rulings upholding Biden’s “victory,” Republicans argue more review is necessary and has provided Gableman and his team a budget of $676,000.
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USA- While the election of Republican Glenn Youngkin in Virginia has garnered much of the headlines this past week, with Youngkin defeating Clinton acolyte and former governor Terry McAuliffe, a number of lesser-known Republican election victories spell big trouble for Biden and his big government, American Marxist agenda.
As Fox News host Tucker Carlson noted, the American people have had enough…in other words, we are mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore.
If Tuesday night’s election results showed us anything, it is that the American people are not going to take the shenanigans taking place in our country lying down. As Carlson said, we are at an “inflection point.”
Writing an editorial for Fox News, Carlson noted:
“There’s a limit to which you can push the American population before they gently and politely push back through democratic means. And that’s exactly what we just saw.”
Simply put, the power class in this country didn’t see (or possibly didn’t care) that Americans were tiring of government overreach. And probably they thought it was just a matter of Americans complaining out loud while voting the way they always have when they got to the voting booth.
Luckily for a wide swath of America, they were dead wrong. The American people put their votes where their mouths are.
Look at Texas, for example. In one district, an overwhelmingly Hispanic one at that, Republicans were able to flip that seat which went to Biden by 14 points one year ago.
In this case, Republican John Lujan won shooting a hole in the myth that Hispanics always vote Democrat and moreover, they are in favor of open borders. How so? Lujan called for border security. Even Hispanics it turns out are in favor of countries having actual borders. Who would have known?
Let’s go about 1,400 miles north-northeast to Minneapolis, an overwhelmingly liberal Democratic city which served as ground zero for the George Floyd riots in the summer of 2020.
In response to Floyd’s death, the far left American Marxists in the city called for the dismantling of the Minneapolis Police Department and changing it to a Department of Public Safety, and a measure was on the ballot this past week which would have done just that.
So what happened? The vote went down in flames, as did several of the city council members who had supported the measure. Why? Because people above all want to feel safe, and in Minneapolis, voters grew tired of out of control crime and chose to support their police department.
This also served as a slap to far-left anti-Semite Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who was one of the chief supporters of dismantling the police.
Heading east to Democratic stronghold New Jersey, last year they voted for the cognitively impaired Joe Biden by 16 points over then-President Trump so surely Gov. Phil Murphy, whose COVID death rate of seniors was worse than even Killer Cuomo would still be reelected with an overwhelming margin, right?
Not so much. Despite (apparently) eking out a victory over political newcomer Jack Ciattarelli by less than 20,000 votes. This is in New Jersey, an overwhelmingly Democratic state.
Aside from Murphy’s near defeat, there is also the case of a truck driver Edward Durr, who spent only a couple of thousand dollars in his campaign for New Jersey state senate against the longtime president of the body, Steve Sweeney. And won.
As Carlson noted, don’t bet that the truck driver won’t do a better job than the longtime bureaucrat in that seat. Carlson also noted the sweet irony of the party calling for the firing of truck drivers for not submitting to the COVID jab lost an election to a truck driver.
That takes us to Virginia, where Youngkin spanked McAuliffe. Youngkin was a political novice running for his first political office. The defeat of McAuliffe by the novice Youngkin cannot be underestimated. After all, McAuliffe brought in all the “big guns”—Obama, Biden, Harris, and the nauseating Stacey Abrams.
He even violated IRS regulations by having Abrams campaign inside churches and Harris cackle through a video played exclusively in black churches. Sadly for McAuliffe, his pandering didn’t work.
Also let’s remember—Democrats think they are the party of the little guy, including Hispanics. News flash…according to Fox News, Hispanics voted for Youngkin by a nine-point margin. How strange is that?
After all, Youngkin was portrayed by his opponent throughout the campaign as a racist. However when everyone and everything is “racist,” the word loses its meaning…just dog whistling by the left. Clearly the American people are tired of hearing that word used to define everything the left doesn’t agree with.
Winsome Sears, a black woman of Jamaican descent won her race as lieutenant governor of Virginia. As Sears said in her victory speech, America is not a racist country, despite what the American Marxists continually claim.
Sears: There are some who want to divide us, and we must not let that happen. They would like us to believe we are back in 1963 when my father came. We can live where we want. We can eat where we want. We own the water fountains. We have had a black president elected not once but twice. And here, I am living proof.
God Bless Winsome Sears. She said what most Americans believe…we are an inherently good and decent people. We are not racist. This is not a racist country.
As Carlson said, media outlets and others, what he calls the “propaganda machine”—NBC News, The Atlantic, The White House—“Stop lying…stop picking the scab…stop trying to divide us by how we look.”
This is something for which we could truly hope. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like the Democrats have learned a damn thing. In fact as Carlson noted, McAuliffe was so tone deaf that he actually brought in the president of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten to screech and scream at a rally.
Weingarten, the face of Critical Race Theory which sparked Virginia parents into action engaged in an unhinged, screaming rant, a kind of “in your face” screed which showed that McAuliffe was unconcerned about Youngkin’s rise in the polls.
As Carlson said, McAuliffe’s message was clear—“we don’t care about you at all, you play no role in this, this is an inside game.” In other words, “go pound sand, Virginia voters.” And it all blew up in McAuliffe and the Democrats face.
What does all of this mean for 2022? Is there a lesson here? For Republicans, there clearly is. Run good candidates and ignore the white noise coming from the left.
It is clear that Democrats learned nothing from Tuesday night’s results across the country, from Seattle to New Jersey. In fact, they are doubling-down on their agenda.
That was made clear when they rammed through Biden’s very unpopular infrastructure bill. You can be sure that every Republican who voted for that bill will be the recipient of a primary next year as well as some Democrats who won close races last November.
The fact is the American people are tired and they can see that Democrats have no plan to help them out. They believe throwing good money after bad is the solution and a majority of the American people see right through it. That was proven last week.
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