WASHINGTON, DC – Over three dozen House Republicans drafted a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr on November 6th, inquiring as to what the Justice Department is doing to “ensure the integrity of the voting and counting process right now.”
Finally, a little noise from the Right – 39 House Republicans Ask Bill Barr to Ensure Integrity of Voting and Counting Process https://t.co/xogr5LGy7b
— Ashley Weisheit (@IndianaPatriotQ) November 9, 2020
With looming questions regarding numerous states on whether there was anything afoul with the tallying of votes, Republicans from the House are trying to instill confidence in those concerned about the aforementioned.
The letter in question was signed by 39 Republicans in the House in total, initially making note of that while the states are responsible for counting their own votes, it is the responsibility of the Justice Department that must act to guarantee that there was “integrity” in said counting:
“While each state runs its own election process, the United States Department of Justice is ultimately responsible for the integrity of federal elections. The American people must have the utmost confidence that the outcome of the presidential election is legitimate.”
A letter from a few members of congress to AG Barr.
It outlines DoJ's responsibilities concerning Federal elections.
Keep an eye on the House members that did NOT sign this letter.https://t.co/riP25FhNgd
— Hugh Jass PhD (@dr_hugh_jass) November 7, 2020
Through extensive concern and confusion regarding mail-in ballots, reports of alleged deceased people voting and countless other allegations pertaining to tallied votes, the letter made mention that these “irregularities” require the DOJ’s attention:
“With widespread reports of irregularities, particularly in the vote counting process, it is time for you to use the resources of the Department to ensure that the process is conducted in a manner that is fully consistent with state and federal law.
“And, it is also important that the process be completely transparent, so that the American people will have full confidence in the result.”
According to the drafted letter, the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division Voting Section is tasked with more than just making sure that every American eligible to vote has “access to the ballot box,” but also must guarantee that “no one’s vote is devalued by any means of voter fraud.”
There was also mention that “no local election official should be able” to bar legal observers from watching “ballot counting in a federal election” if either a state of federal court has ordered that such observation is allowed.
In the closing portion of the letter, the Republican House members left AG Barr with a few questions regarding what he and the DOJ intend to do to make sure that confidence can be attributed with the votes counted during the 2020 election:
“With that in mind, we request an immediate response to the following questions. What are you doing to ensure the integrity of the voting and counting process right now? Will you commit to using all the resources at your disposal to ensure that only legal votes are being counted and being counted in a fully transparent manner immediately?”
Republican Rep. Jim Banks, from Indiana’s 3rd District, shared the letter on Twitter, captioning the tweet with the following:
“I’ve joined 38 of my colleagues in writing a letter to AG Bill Barr requesting he investigate claims of voter fraud and make sure only all legal votes are counted in this election.
“The American people need to have confidence that the outcome of this election is legitimate!!”
I’ve joined 38 of my colleagues in writing a letter to AG Bill Barr requesting he investigate claims of voter fraud and make sure only all legal votes are counted in this election.
The American people need to have confidence that the outcome of this election is legitimate!! pic.twitter.com/lXHYCU7FFC
— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) November 7, 2020
The response online has been somewhat mixed with Rep. Banks sharing the letter, with some alleging they’ve heard of instances of election fraud while others claiming this is nothing but hearsay and frivolous accusations.
One woman on Twitter responded to the shared letter, writing the following:
“Thank you! There are [sic] fraud in Michigan without doubt. According to a woman who worked on the election night from 10pm to 5am the next day at TCF center in Detroit asserted that there is no way they were able to count 130,000 Additional ballots that morning in a hour or two.”
Who needs facts right?
— Micheal Robinson (@Dr1veTru) November 7, 2020
Another Twitter user was among those who thinks looking into allegations of voter fraud and the ilk from the 2020 election cycle constitutes as a “disservice” and many clamoring for a probe would be “disappointed” in what any sort of investigation would conjure up:
“You are doing your constituents a disservice to continue to amplify vague claims without any proof or substance…Investigate away if that makes you happy. I think you will be disappointed in the results.”
Investigate away if that makes you happy. I think you will be disappointed in the results
— Kimmo (@KimMo622) November 8, 2020
The allegations related to possible fraud having occurred during this election will likely be tied up through various courts for weeks or more.
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In Michigan, reportedly two poll workers had just signed affidavits swearing that they’re witnessed instances of alleged voter fraud.
Here’s that previous report.
DETROIT, MI – The accuracy of the 2020 Presidential election count is again under fire in Detroit after new claims of ballot tampering. The latest claims were made by two observers at the TCF Convention Center witnessing the absentee ballot count process.
The observers have signed affidavits swearing they witnessed workers adding the names of thousands of ineligible voters to the eligible voter database to allow their ballots to be counted.
If you would like to hear the shocking details of poll watcher intimidation and voter fraud in the state of Michigan, watch this video. #MAGA #MAGA2020 #Election2020results #ElectionResults #Trump #Biden #TRUMP2020ToSaveAmerica #bidenharis2020 https://t.co/uk7hVTJcz0
— Lawrence Sellin (@LawrenceSellin) November 7, 2020
Bob Cushman, a 70-year-old General Motors retiree from South Lyon, worked at the center as a trained poll challenger for the Republican Party. His job was to verify the accuracy and legitimacy of the votes counted at the location.
In a filed affidavit, Cushman challenged the legitimacy of that vote claiming he observed election workers entering ineligible voters into an electron system design to check ballots against a valid voter database.
Detroit election officials at the TCF Center locked out Republican vote challengers on Wednesday as the gathered crowd chanted, "Let Us In!"
h/t @DrewThompson40 pic.twitter.com/V4rqodPPwA
— Culttture (@culttture) November 5, 2020
According to news reports, Cushman wrote:
“The main list of persons who had registered to vote on or before November 1, 2020, was listed on an electronic poll book, often referred to as the QVF. As I understand it, the Supplemental Sheets were the lists of persons who had registered to vote on November 2, 2020 or November 3, 2020.
“I observed that none of the names on these new ballots were on the QVF or the Supplemental Sheets. I saw the computer operators at several counting boards manually adding the names and addresses of these thousands of ballots to the QVF system.
“When I asked what the possible justification was to counting ballots from unknown, unverified ‘persons,’ I was told by election supervisors that the Wayne County Clerk’s Office had “checked them out.
“I challenged not one ballet, but the entire process as the names were not in the Poll Books or Supplemental Sheets and because the DOB’s were all wrong, all being marked as 01-01-1900.”
There is no reason for this…they should have never covered the windows and should have let the public see what is going on In there. This is the corruption of Detroit and the democrats way of conducting a fraudulent count and election!! https://t.co/wmsF6qwyqm
— Justin Dickerson (@JustinD14066607) November 6, 2020
Cushman’s claim was supported by another affidavit sworn by non-partisan poll challenger Lori Levin. She wrote in her affidavit:
“The person opening ballots was in the middle of this table and when she would scan the ballot it would not come up in the electronic poll book. I then insisted they had to be in the paper pollbook and I needed to verify.
“She would hover entirely over the paper pollbook with her body and sometimes check a name and other times not check a name but refused to let me see this. They would then manually enter the name and often a birthdate of 01/01/1900.”
Levin continued the affidavit:
“And I can tell by the way the lady’s hovering over the book and fumbling and she’d kind of look over at her other worker and kind of shake her head knowing that they know that it’s not in the book.”
[Video ]Windows At Detroit’s Absentee Ballot Counting Center Are Being Covered Up – https://t.co/MwbOmCMZd2 Corruption abounds in this entire election fraud! We need to re-do the entire election!
— Dawn Squires (@DawnSquires) November 5, 2020
Poll challengers are different than poll watchers.
A poll watcher is appointed by a political party or candidate to ensure their party has a fair chance to win an election.
A poll challenger is someone who can challenge a person’s legitimacy to vote and must base the challenge on knowledge. Their claim cannot be based on assumptions.
These claims of vote tampering are only the latest lodged against election workers at the TCF Center.
Detroit election officials are currently refusing to let the public observe the counting process at the TCF center.
They have padlocked the doors.
This is a disgrace to the democratic process. pic.twitter.com/usZckeVjdu
— Drew Thompson (@DrewThompson40) November 4, 2020
On Wednesday, November 4, chaos erupted outside the center when Detroit police blocked poll workers from entering the convention center’s counting-room to observed ballot counting.
Authorities claimed that both Republican and Democratic parties had exceeded the maximum of 134 challengers authorized by law. Arguments and shouting began between the poll workers and poll challengers, and police were called in.
When police locked the doors to prevent the poll challengers from entering, the challengers began banging on windows and shouting. Election workers began covering windows with cardboard preventing the challengers from observing inside the room.
Nick Sinishtaj, a Republican challenger at the center said:
“They’re escorting us out like bouncers for a nightclub. When you walk in, they ask what party you’re affiliated with and as soon as you say GOP, they say, ‘Both are at capacity.’ Well, if that was the case, why did you ask what my party was in the first place?”
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