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WASHINGTON, DC – On election night, when typically everyone knows at some point who won the election, President Donald Trump was in the lead in many states. That lead disappeared as some states waited until the morning to restart their counts and mail in ballots were counted.
President Trump, poised to lose the election, said:
“Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key swing states, in almost all instances Democrat-run and controlled. Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted.”
The President also noted what every American should have realized by now, the polls, the ones that everyone has been telling us were correct, were drastically wrong, as they were in 2016.
If the polls would have been accurate, President Trump would not have lasted throughout the night, let along throughout the day. He said:
“VERY STRANGE, and the ‘pollsters’ got it completely & historically wrong!”
This tweet from President Trump was flagged by twitter as being “disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process.” Of course, the President and his supporters are upset because what is his saying is his opinion which may or may not be accurate, only time will tell.
And he is right, for the greater part of the last few months we have all been told that the President was losing and there would be a blue wave that swept across the country. In Florida alone, the President was supposed to lose the state by almost 70%, clearly, that was not the case. The President said:
“How come every time they count Mail-In ballot dumps they are so devastaing in their percentage and power of destruction? WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT?”
WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT? https://t.co/6487pYLZnL
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2020
How come every time they count Mail-In ballot dumps they are so devastating in their percentage and power of destruction?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2020
The President and Republican leaders have often spoken about mail in voting and their concerns that they would lead to widespread voter fraud.
While there were many instances of that found over the course of the last few months, whether or not that is the cause of what seemingly will be the President’s defeat in the election or not is unknown.
Twitter was not the only social media group that had worked to seemingly counter what President Trump and his supporters had said. Facebook released a post that said:
“Once President Trump began making premature claims of victory, we started running notification on Facebook and Instagram that votes were still being counted and a winner is not projected. We’re also automatically applying labels to both candidates’ post with this information.”
Once President Trump began making premature claims of victory, we started running notifications on Facebook and Instagram that votes are still being counted and a winner is not projected. We're also automatically applying labels to both candidates’ posts with this information. pic.twitter.com/tuGGLJkwcy
— Facebook Newsroom (@fbnewsroom) November 4, 2020
Regardless of censorship, the President is facing an uphill battle in winning the election, which in the first time in twenty years, was not able to be called on election night. The President had enjoyed slim leads in many states, however, those seemingly are disappearing.
Several of the states that are still counting, like Nevada, Georgia, and Pennsylvania stopped counting votes last night and did not resume until November 4th. At this point, they still have thousands of votes that have yet to be tallied.
President Trump was showing before the ballots were no longer counted in the early morning hours of November 4th that he was winning. However, as the poll workers reported for work on November 4th, those advantages began to slowly go away show the majority of the votes going towards Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden.
Whoever ends up winning this election is still up for debate. There votes are still being tallied and it is unknown who for sure will end up winning. However, it is certainly looking as if Joe Biden will end up winning the election.
What remains to be seen is if that presumable win will hold up after the lawsuits that are sure to follow this election.
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Election records show dead people were caught voting in New York City, according to a report by The New York Post
November 3, 2020
NEW YORK CITY, NY- The New York Post recently reported that not all voters in the 2020 presidential election in New York City were still alive and that ballots have in fact been mailed to the New York City Board of Elections in the name of dead voters.
— Steve McLaughlin (@SteveMcNY) November 3, 2020
According to the Post, a woman by the name of Frances M. Reckhow, a registered Democrat, requested an absentee ballot to be mailed to the residence on file. The election board then mailed the absentee ballot out on September 24th, in which it was received and declared “valid” on October 8, 2020.
The problem with this scenario is that Frances Recknow, who was born on July 6, 1915 and would be 105 today, died in 2012. An obituary filed with the Staten Island Advance confirms this death.
Her daughter, Carol Huben, who according to voting records is a registered Republican, is listed as residing at the same address as her late mother.
Huben did not return messages for comment, however, the Board of Elections said that they will “look into it.” In another incident, an absentee ballot was mailed from a Gertrude Nizzere, also a registered Democrat, who was born on February 7, 1919 and would be 101-years-old today.
Dead people caught voting in NYC, elections records show, according to NY Post | Fox News
— Haji (@Haji4USA) November 3, 2020
According to the Board of Elections, someone identifying as Gertrude Nizzere, with an address of Shore Road in Brooklyn, requested an absentee ballot back in September.
Track records show that Nizzere’s ballot was mailed out on October 9th and it was received by the Board of Elections on October 13th. The Board of Elections went ahead and declared the ballot “valid” on October 25th.
However, after further review, on October 30th, the Board of Elections declared Nizzere’s ballot as “invalid” because after a search was conducted it was found that the voter died on July 4, 2016.
The Staten Island Republican Party, which is very closely scrutinizing absentee ballots, flagged these two records to the Post and is referring the matter to the police as well as to Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon’s office.
— RickyRay- A ‘CHUMP’ FOR TRUMP (@RickyRayinGA) November 3, 2020
Reportedly, a close outcome is expected between first-term Democratic Rep. Max Rose and Republican Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis for the 11th Congressional District seat covering Staten Island and southern Brooklyn, which include Reckhow and Nizzere’s addresses. Staten Island GOP chairman Brendan Lantry said in a statement:
“People should be on the alert for dead people voting. There are people using the names of dead voters to cast ballots.”
“I believe this is just the tip of the iceberg. We’re requesting that the NYPD and the Staten Island’s District Attorney’s Office investigate.”
— The Jewish Voice (@JewishVoice) November 3, 2020
Filling out a ballot in a dead person’s name is fraud and has already resulted in prosecutions elsewhere, including recently in Long Island where a voter was accused of forging his dead mom’s name on an absentee ballot.
The Board of Elections said that it will look into the matter, however, absentee ballots do not get counted until six days AFTER Election Day in New York.
Republicans reported these most recent incident as well as other instances of voter fraud or suppression to the New York City Board of Elections. Additionally, New York City is under the microscope after the vender tasked with sending New York City ballots sent about 100,000 absentee and mail-in ballots to Brooklyn voters with return envelopes with other people’s names.
Watch Out For Voter FRAUD!
Crooked Hillary Clinton to serve as Democratic elector for NYhttps://t.co/QRgAoVjClH
— Tony Fey (@FeyTony) October 30, 2020
President Trump has raised concerns about mail-in voting. Various cities across the country are seeing massive amounts of fraud, corruption, lying, cheating, and ballot harvesting this election cycle. As a result, the Trump campaign has thousands of poll watchers across the country to help stop the spread of fraud.
President Trump has also promised to have his lawyers ready the second the polls close in states where voter fraud or suppression are suspected.
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