The Supreme Court is poised to issue a major ruling that could impact the practice of “ballot harvesting” across the United States. The court’s current term is slated to expire at the end of this month, which is this Thursday, and it is likely to rule on a voting rights case that calls into question Arizona’s law that bans ballot harvesting, or the practice of collecting ballots for delivery. Also under consideration is the state’s law that mandates the dismissal of ballots that were cast in the wrong voting district.
After the Democratic National Committee filed a lawsuit against the laws, the 9th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the Democrats and overturned them. Later, Arizona state Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a Republican, appealed that decision to the Supreme Court.
The GOP-controlled Arizona Legislature passed a ballot harvesting bill in 2016 that made the practice—typically carried out by Democratic-aligned groups—of going door-to-door asking people to take their ballots to a local polling place unlawful. The law makes exceptions for family members, caregivers, and people living in the same household. Republicans have said this would eliminate fraud and other irregularities. In a divided ruling, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’s majority argued that the law was a bid to suppress minority voters.
“The district court found that, in contrast, the Republican Party has not significantly engaged in ballot collection as a Get Out the Vote strategy,” Justice William Fletcher wrote for the majority last year. “The base of the Republican Party in Arizona is white,” Fletcher added. “Individuals who engaged in ballot collection in past elections observed that voters in predominantly white areas were not as interested in ballot-collection services.”
However, Brnovich argued to the Supreme Court that the law barely impacted minority groups’ ability to vote and cited “slight statistical differences.”
“No one was denied the opportunity,” he said in his arguments before the court earlier this year.
Brnovich further stipulated there are a “plethora of options” for voters to cast ballots in elections, saying that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals used that small statistical difference and then “tried to extrapolate that somehow that Arizona’s laws were racist or unconstitutional.”
Also during his arguments, the attorney general said that the law is a sensible election rule that exists in dozens of other states. Meanwhile, if the court strikes down Arizona state law, it would erode the public’s trust in elections, Brnovich contended. Michael Carvin, an attorney for the Arizona GOP, said during questioning that the law creates difficulties for Republicans during elections.
“It puts us at a competitive disadvantage relative to Democrats,” he told Justice Amy Coney Barrett. “Politics is a zero-sum game. And every extra vote they get through unlawful interpretations of Section 2 hurts us. It’s the difference between winning an election 50 to 49 and losing an election.”
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Former President Donald Trump slammed New York state and city prosecutors in a statement Monday, alleging that prosecutors are “in search of a crime” to charge him with. Trump made the claim as Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance and New York State Attorney General Leticia James continue to weigh criminal charges against top executives from the Trump Organization. A grand jury was convened in May by Vance’s office as part of their criminal probe into the Trump Organization.
“Radical Left New York City and State Prosecutors, who have let murderers, rapists, drug dealers, and all other forms of crime skyrocket to record levels, and who have just announced that they will be releasing hundreds of people involved in violent crime back onto the streets without retribution of any kind, are rude, nasty, and totally biased in the way they are treating lawyers, representatives, and some of the wonderful long-term employees and people within the Trump Organization,” Trump said.
“After hundreds of subpoenas, over 3 million pages of documents, 4 years of searching, dozens and dozens of interviews, and millions of dollars of taxpayer funds wasted, they continue to be “in search of a crime” and will do anything to frighten people into making up the stories or lies that they want, but have been totally unable to get” Trump continued.
Trump further lamented his treatment by prosecutors and suggested that politically-motivated members of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office were deliberately leaking details of their investigation to the media.
“They will do anything to stop the MAGA movement (and me), even if it involves prosecutorial misconduct and harassment of a political opponent, which they are using at levels rarely seen before. They leak, they lie, and they campaign based on information that has already been gone through in other of the many investigations I have put up with,” wrote Trump
“Now they just leaked that we were given one day, today, to make our case about things that are standard practice throughout the U.S. business community, and in no way a crime. They also know that no matter how strong our case, they will work hard to embarrass us and the Republican Party. Having politically motivated prosecutors, people who actually got elected because they will “get Donald Trump,” is a very dangerous thing for our Country,” Trump added.
Trump Organization attorney Ronald Fischetti announced earlier on Monday that former President Trump will not be charged by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, per his conversation with Vance’s office. During the conversation, Vance’s team indicated to Fischetti that any indictments will be in relation to tax issues within the Trump Organization.
“They just said, ‘When this indictment comes down, he won’t be charged. Our investigation is ongoing,’” said Fischetti in an interview with Politico. “We asked, ‘Is there anything else?’ They said, ‘No’,” Fischetti added.
Vance’s office is expected to charge top executives in the Trump Organization for failing to pay taxes on free apartments, subsidized rent payments, car leases and other company perks within the next two weeks, according to Politico.
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Lawyers for the Trump Organization met again Monday with prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in a last bid to forestall a potential indictment stemming from a long-running investigation into the former president’s company.
Trump Organization lawyer Ron Fischetti told The Associated Press the meeting came as a grand jury nears a vote on an indictment this week following a more than two-year investigation into Trump’s business affairs.
He said prosecutors have told him Trump himself will not be charged at this time — “at least not with what’s coming down this week” — but added the investigation is continuing.
“There is no indictment coming down this week against the former president,” Fischetti said in a telephone interview Monday. “I can’t say he’s out of the woods yet completely.”
Another person familiar with the investigation confirmed there were communications between defense lawyers and prosecutors on Monday. The person declined to give any details of the talks.
Such final exchanges are considered formalities that rarely change the course of an investigation in a late stage, suggesting the grand jury is near a vote.
The person was not authorized to discuss the case and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
The Manhattan district attorney’s office declined comment.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has been investigating Trump’s business affairs for more than two years. In recent months, investigators have focused on fringe benefits the company allegedly gave to top executives, such as use of apartments, cars and school tuition.
Investigators have scrutinized Trump’s tax records, subpoenaed documents and interviewed witnesses, including Trump insiders and company executives.
Fischetti, who did not attend Monday’s meeting, said the gathering had been arranged “for the Trump Organization — not Donald Trump himself.”
“We’re just waiting,” Fischetti said, adding he expects to know this week whether charges will be brought.
The prospective charges this week, he said, “are limited to a couple of Trump Org employees who didn’t declare taxes on fringe benefits” they received. The company itself also could be charged, he added.
Lawyers representing Donald Trump’s company also met virtually with prosecutors for more than 90 minutes last Thursday.
It isn’t illegal for a company to offer employees tuition help, lease them cars or let them use company-owned apartments, but such arrangements can be subject to income tax.
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It’s time for a new video!
Greg Hunter from USA Watchdog is the ultimate interviewer in the nation. People enjoy listening to Clif High.
We have discussed Cliff on so many occasion. He is unique and talented. Cliff is seeing things differently.
Let’s not forget that Cliff comes from a computer science/big data background. This is his ultimate weapon.
This great person runs proprietary computer programs that mine millions of gigabytes of data from the Internet, sort and search for patterns.
Cliff’s programs are really accurate. That’s why people listen to him.
The talk about Bitcoin, silver, and Donald Trump. Impressive, right?
Andrew Cuomo: We Must Knock on Doors, Put People in Cars, ‘Drive them and Get that Vaccine in Their Arm’
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Monday said it is the community’s mission to get more people vaccinated, previewing his administration’s desire to knock on doors, put unvaccinated people in cars, and drive them to “get that vaccine in their arm.”
“I wear a mask because I care about you. I get a vaccine because I care about you,” Cuomo said, framing compliance to various methods of government coercion as an expression of selflessness.
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This kind of news makes me wonder even more what’s in the vaccines that they don’t want us to know about. I really wouldn’t worry that much about Cuomo. He’s going to be tied up dealing with all of those nursing home deaths in New York.
The miners have been busy uncovering historical nuggets on the YMCA and Salvation Army. These findings will make their way into a more cohesive article, but for now we wanted to make sure our intelligence network had access to the documents we found. We have already provided the AIM truth community with breaking research about…
New Historical Findings on the Human Trafficking Networks at the YMCA and Salvation Army — American Intelligence Media
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CDC Set to Reverse, Recommend Masks Indoors for Vaccinated People
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to recommend Tuesday that people vaccinated for the coronavirus resume wearing masks indoors in certain areas of the country, the New York Times reported. The move would reverse a decision made two months ago.
The change comes as the delta variant of the coronavirus, first identified in India, surges in the U.S., where it accounts for about 83% of new cases. As recently as last week, the CDC said it had no plans to change its recommendations.
The expected move was reported Tuesday morning by The New York Times.
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Release the routers!!
President Trump issued a statement today, and he’s not mincing words.
He wants the routers.
What exactly does that mean?
He’s talking about the Maricopa County routers which election officials are refusing to turn over, by claiming it would be a “security breach.”
USA Today reported on this router story all the way back in May:
ROUTERS SERVE AS THE MAIL CARRIER OF A COMPUTER NETWORK: THEY DELIVER MESSAGES USING MAPS OF NETWORKS AND COMPUTER ADDRESSES.
THINK OF IT LIKE A MAIL CARRIER WHO RELIES ON MAPS AND ADDRESSES TO GET MAIL TO THE RIGHT PLACE.
GIVEN ACCESS TO THE MAIL CARRIERS’ — OR ROUTERS’ — INFORMATION, IT WOULD BE EASIER FOR A BAD ACTOR TO GET ACCESS TO A PERSON’S MAIL, OR TO TARGET THE INFORMATION INSIDE THE NETWORK.
THAT’S AN ANALOGY ONE TECH EXPERT – MATT BERNHARD, A RESEARCH ENGINEER AT VOTING WORKS, A NONPARTISAN NONPROFIT THAT ADVOCATES FOR OPEN SOURCE ELECTION TECHNOLOGY — GAVE WHILE EXPLAINING THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING MARICOPA COUNTY’S ROUTERS SECURE.
ARIZONA SENATE REPUBLICANS ARE TRYING TO GET ACCESS TO THE COUNTY’S ROUTERS AND ADMINISTRATIVE PASSWORDS TO THE COUNTY’S VOTING MACHINES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT TO PRIVATE CONTRACTORS THEY’VE HIRED TO AUDIT THE COUNTY’S 2020 ELECTION RESULTS, WHICH BEGAN APRIL 23.
BERNHARD SAID PROVIDING ACCESS TO THE ROUTERS IS A “PRETTY SPECIFIC RISK” TO THE COUNTY. ALSO, HE AND OTHER ELECTION SECURITY CONSULTANTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE UNSURE WHY EXACTLY THE AUDITORS WOULD NEED THE ROUTERS TO AUDIT THE ELECTION RESULTS.
COUNTY ATTORNEY ALLISTER ADEL HAS SAID THAT GIVING ACCESS TO THE ROUTERS WOULD RISK COUNTY RESIDENTS’ SOCIAL SECURITY INFORMATION AND PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION, ALONG WITH SENSITIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT DATA.
Many people think this sounds like an excuse. Look, I’m not a PC nerd, but can’t they find a way to isolate the info they need from the router? There has to be some “secure” way to make that work.
And now that a lot more questions are coming out of Arizona, thanks to the Secretary of State’s concerns, the router appears to be an even more important piece of the puzzle.
This is likely why President Trump is demanding the routers.
Here’s what he said in today’s statement.
“WHY WON’T THE RINO MARICOPA CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS IN AZ GIVE THE ROUTERS? WHAT ARE THEY TRYING TO HIDE? THEY ARE FIGHTING FOR LIFE OR DEATH. WHAT IS GOING ON? GIVE THE ROUTERS!”
“THE VOTER FRAUD IN THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WAS MONUMENTAL, AND THE FACTS ARE COMING OUT DAILY!”
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Critical Race Theory is one of the most fiercely debated and controversial topics in the United States right now. Donald Trump gave a simple three-word statement about CRT in a Monday release.
The 1619 Project is a mission by Critical Race Theorists to claim that the real “founding” of America is when Great Britain imported slaves to its colonies in North America. It is extremely influential at media outlets, universities, and even public schools. Despite the project winning a Pulitzer Prize, it is riddled with historical errors, misleading claims, and mendacious arguments intended to ‘poison the well’ for Americans who revere the founding principles of the United States.
The 1619 Project’s narrative that the U.S. is founded on slavery elides the true nature of the American revolution and contains egregious errors that distort history — with toxic effects. Dr. Allen C. Guelzo, a Princeton professor and scholar of history, dissects a handful of these pervasive errors.
“Among the most egregious of those errors are the claims that the American Revolution was designed to protect slavery,” Guelzo writes. “That no shred of evidence for this assertion exists did nothing to discourage the energy with which it was promoted in Hannah-Jones’ lead essay.” “Major American historians—notably, my Princeton colleague Sean Wilentz and Gordon Wood, the dean of historians of the Revolution—rejected out of hand the notion that the Founders’ Revolution was executed in defense of slaveholding,” he adds. “Almost as exotic is the 1619 Project’s claim that plantation slavery was a model for a capitalist economy.”
This is clearly Marxian revisionism. And it has no place in America’s school system. That hasn’t stopped the Biden administration from conducting a full press to ensure the nation’s schoolchildren are exposed to it.
“The Biden administration has also promoted the doctrine in its policies,” the Epoch Times reports about Critical Race Theory. “For example, the Department of Education has newly announced a proposed priority criteria for a $5.3 million American History and Civics Education grant that will prioritize education programs incorporating the ideas of the New York Times’ 1619 Project and critical race theorist Ibram X. Kendi into their teaching.”
It’s no wonder a number of states are attempting to ban it from the curricula. In Idaho, the governor just passed a bill into law banning Critical Race Theory from being taught in schools. The critics of such action are calling the ban a potential violation of free speech. However, American schools don’t teach Nazi propaganda, either. Is that a violation of free speech? Of course not. Educators are accountable to parents and taxpayers, which is the bottom line.
Yet the country’s biggest teacher’s union, the National Education Association, recently issued a comprehensive program to teach CRT and the 1619 Project to America’s schoolchildren. The radical agenda was adopted after the 100th NEA Assembly, which was held at the Washington Convention Center and was livestreamed as a virtual meeting. Both President Joe Biden and Jill Biden spoke to the educators in a reportedly “mostly empty” hall in Washington.
“The nation’s largest teachers union has approved a plan to promote critical race theory in all 50 states and 14,000 local school districts,” Christopher Rufo reported. “The argument that ‘critical race theory isn’t in K-12 schools’ is officially dead.”
It is important to read the nature of the NEA agenda. Among the agenda items is to defend the academically discredited 1619 Project; coordinate with the marxist group Black Lives Matter and the Zinn Education Project, named after known communist Howard Zinn; as well as ‘fight back’ against anti-CRT rhetoric.
This is nothing short of greenlighting radical socialist indoctrination, while sowing racial division among the nation’s most vulnerable. The hard left is weaponizing America’s schools, and political leaders need to stand up and call it out for what it is.
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