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Vote Fraud: Here’s the Proof
By Steve Byas
Most of Big Media, the Democrats, and even many Republicans — mostly RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) — have proclaimed former Vice President Joe Biden the undisputed winner of the 2020 presidential election, arguing that there exists no evidence of fraud — or at least so little as to make no difference in the outcome. Much of the following evidence is dismissed by the Democrats and their media allies — if they even address any of it at all — as just a “conspiracy theory,” which is, of course, not an argument but rather a talking point. It seems that most of those who did not want Donald Trump to be reelected argue “there is nothing to see here,” while the majority of Trump voters believe there is a whole lot to “see here.”
There is much about the election that makes little sense. The Republican Party gained seats in the House, and increased the number of state legislatures that they control, yet their presidential candidate supposedly lost. It is the first time in American history that an incumbent president gained votes (15 million more votes than Obama got in 2012!) and lost — if he did. President Barack Obama actually received three and a half million fewer votes in 2012 than in 2008, yet won reelection. Biden won only 524 counties across the country, as opposed to the 873 counties Obama won in 2008, yet supposedly Biden got more votes than Obama. Significantly, in Ohio, a state that recently instituted strong election fraud measures, Trump won by eight percentage points! In contrast, in other midwestern states such as Michigan and Wisconsin that lacked these anti-fraud safeguards, Trump lost.
Trump won a larger percentage of the African-American vote than any Republican candidate in 60 years, and a huge increase in the percentage of Hispanic votes. His rallies were filled to capacity, despite concerns over the Chinese COVID virus. Biden, on the other hand, barely campaigned, and his campaign events were sparsely attended.
Moreover, Patrick Basham, the founding director of the pollster group Democracy Institute, added to the ever-growing list of election abnormalities and statistical improbabilities. He said that the election went flat-out against “non-polling metrics” that have a perfect record of predicting the outcome of an election, until now. Those metrics include party registrations trends; the candidates’ respective primary votes; candidate enthusiasm; social-media followings; broadcast and digital media ratings; online searches; the number of (especially small) donors; and the number of individuals betting on each candidate.
What is the truth? In this article, let us look at multiple allegations of election fraud in the Battleground States (where it mattered to the election’s outcome), and the reader can judge for himself. The states in question are Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, and it is alleged that enough extra “votes” were produced for Biden, or taken away from Trump — in those states — to alter the outcome of a presidential election.
Biden allegedly won this state by 10,557 votes (1,672,143 to 1,661,686), but consider this:
- An election poll watcher told a hearing of Arizona legislators that she was refused observation of at least 2,000 duplicate ballots.
- Another witness said that truckloads of ballots continued to come in for 10daysafter election officials had thought they were through counting. “I’m like, ‘How can you not know how many ballots are still out there?’” she told Arizona lawmakers.
- Signatures on ballots “didn’t even resemble” the ones on file that they were supposed to match, another witness claimed.
- Forty-four percent of people reached by phone said they had not requested a mail-in ballot, yet the state received a completed ballot in their name.
- Another witness was told “there was no chain of custody” on ballots leaving the election facility “for an undisclosed location.”
- Linda Brickman, first vice-chair of the Maricopa County Republican Committee, testified that signature verification standards were constantly being lowered by supervisors in order to more quickly process the higher amount of early and mail-in ballots (from about 15 points of similarities, to a minimum of three, lowered to one, and ultimately to none). Brickman said they were told to “just pass each signature verification through.” Brickman claimed, “Challenged signatures on envelopes where the signature was a completely different person than the name of the listed voter, was let through and approved by supervisors.” In fact, batches of envelopes for signature verification “observed by me,” Brickman said, were of “the exact same handwriting on the affidavit envelopes on numerous envelopes.”
- When Brickman reported to a Democrat partner the receipt of a Trump/Republican ballot, “as soon as she entered it into the system the ballot defaulted on the screen to a Biden/Democratic ballot. We reported this to supervisors, and others in the room commented that they had witnessed the same manipulation.”
- It is alleged that 86,845 mail-in ballots were lost, and 219,135 more were fraudulently recorded for voters who never requested mail-in ballots.
- At a minimum, 5,790 ineligible voters who had moved out of state voted illegally in Arizona.
Biden allegedly won Georgia by 12,670 votes out of nearly five million votes cast, but consider this:
- Election workers in the State Farm Arena in Fulton County claimed that a water leak required the facility to close on election night. At about 10 p.m., all poll workers and challengers were told to leave for several hours. However, several workers did not leave, but remained behind unsupervised and unchallenged working at the computers for voting tabulation machines until past 1 a.m. A video shows these remaining poll workers pulling ballots out of containers from underneath a table, then processing them.
- At least 96,000 absentee ballots were requested and counted but were never recorded as having been returned to the county election boards by the voter.
- State law prohibits the opening of absentee ballots prior to election day, but state election officials authorized doing so anyway three weeksearly.
- In some counties, no actual “hand” recount was conducted. County officials simply conducted a second machine count of the same ballots.
- A large number of ballots were identical and likely fraudulent. One person said in an affidavit that she observed a batch of utterly pristine ballots (there were no creases on them from having gone through the mail), and that there was a difference in the texture of the paper. “In my 20 years of handling ballots, I observed that the markings for the candidates on these ballots were unusually uniform, perhaps even with a ballot-marking device. By my estimate in observing these ballots, approximately 98 percent constituted votes for Joe Biden. I only observed two of these ballots as votes for President Donald J. Trump.”
- This same affiant further testified that there was a breach in the chain of custody for voting machines delivered the night before the election. While they typically receive the machines the Friday before the Tuesday election, “In this case, we were asked to sign the chain of custody letter on Sunday, even though the machines were not delivered until 2 a.m. in the morning on Election Day.” The affiant added in sworn testimony that “when we did receive the machines, they were not sealed or locked, the serial numbers were not what were reflected on the related documentation.”
- Another affiant testified, “While in Henry County, I personally witnessed ballots cast for Donald Trump being placed in the pile for Joseph Biden. I witnessed this at table ‘A’… At no time did I witness any ballot cast for Joseph Biden be placed in the pile for Donald Trump.”
- “I witnessed two poll workers placing already separated paper machine receipt ballots with barcodes in the Trump tray,” testified another affiant, “placing them into the Biden tray. I also witnessed the same two poll workers putting the already separated paper receipt ballots in the ‘No Vote’ and [Libertarian presidential candidate] ‘Jorgenson’ tray, and removing them and putting them inside the Biden tray. They then took out all of the ballots out of the Biden tray and stacked them on the table, writing on the count ballot sheet.”
- A Democrataffiant testified he had seen “absentee ballots for Trump inserted into Biden’s stack, and counted as Biden votes.”
- Another affiant said that there was different paper used for some ballots: “I noticed that almost all of the ballots I reviewed were for Biden. Many batches went 100 percent for Biden. I also observed that the watermark on at least three ballots were solid gray instead of transparent, leading me to believe the ballot was counterfeit.”
Biden allegedly won Michigan by 154,188 votes, out of more than five million cast, but consider this:
- A poll worker, who said she had nine years of election experience, was at the TCF Center in Detroit on election day and told a Michigan State Senate hearing that she observed numerous military ballots that looked like “Xerox copies,” and all marked for Democrat Joe Biden. “There wasn’t a single Trump vote.” She added that some of the voters were not even registered, but election workers manually entered the names and addresses, along with a birth date of 1/1/2020. She said she saw this happen “throughout the day.”
- Republican election challengers at the TCF Center were subjected to a systematic pattern of harassment, intimidation, and even physical removal.
- Voters were unlawfully coached to vote for Joe Biden.
- Dates on absentee ballots received after the 8 p.m. Election Day deadline were changed to indicate they were received before the deadline.
- Persons who had already voted by absentee ballot were allowed to vote again in person.
- Ineligible ballots were counted multiple times, in many cases.
- Ballots without signatures were counted, or without any effort to match signatures, or ballots without postmarks.
- Unsecured ballots arrived at the TCF Center loading garage, without any chain of custody, without envelopes, in 28 vehicles with out-of-state license plates, after the 8 p.m. deadline. Challenger Andrew Sitto claimed that “tens of thousands of new ballots” were brought into the counting room. One affiant testified, “All ballots sampled that I heard and observed were for Joe Biden.”
- Ballots were cast by deceased voters.
- More than one hundred credentialed election challengers provided sworn affidavits of these and other irregularities.
- Six-foot distancing rules were enforced on Republican challengers, but not on Democratic challengers.
- Challenger Kathleen Daavettila saw Democratic challengers distributing a packet of information among themselves, entitled “Tactics to Distract GOP Challengers.”
- Challenger Jessica Connarn, a lawyer, said that she was told to change the date on ballots to reflect that the ballots were received on an earlier date. She even produced a photograph of a note she was given, to change the dates.
- An unidentified USPS worker — a whistleblower — told Project Veritas that a supervisor issued a directive to collect ballots and stamp them as having been received on November 3. “We were issued a directive this morning to collect any ballots we find in mailboxes, collection boxes, just outgoing mail in general, separate them at the end of the day so that we can hand stamp them with the previous day’s date [November 4 — the day afterthe election].”
- Challenger Patricia Rose said that she personally observed a stack of about “50 ballots being fed multiple times into a ballot scanner counting machine.” Another affiant said saw these same group of ballots rescanned “at least five times.”
- Melissa Carone, a Dominion employee (the vendor of the voting machines) saw “countless workers rescanning the batches without discarding them … which resulted in ballots being counted 4-5 times” by the “countless” number of election workers.
- Election officials counted ineligible ballots with no signatures, and some with no postmark.
- Election officials counted “spoiled” ballots.
- One affiant observed election officials even removing ballots from the envelopes and seeing who the person voted for, before deciding whether to place them into the “problems” box.
- Nearly all newly registered voters in 2020 (who were not registered in 2016) voted for Biden.
- 12,120 Michigan voters in the 2020 general election had previously moved out of state, and were thus ineligible.
- Almost 300,000 ballots were supposedly processed in four Michigan counting centers on November 4, in less than four hours, which is technologically impossible.
- In Antrim County, Biden bested Trump by 3,000 votes, although Trump had taken the county in 2016 with 62 percent of the vote.
Biden allegedly won Pennsylvania by 81,660 votes out of almost seven million votes cast, but consider this:
- Whistleblowers assert that mail promoting President Trump was junked, while campaign material supporting challenger Joe Biden was delivered.
- U.S. Postal Service contractor Jesse Morgan claims that his trailer full of up to 288,000 completed mail-in ballots, which he drove from New York to the depot in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, disappeared after Postal Service employees refused to intake the ballots.
- Postal workers in multiple Pennsylvania towns have charged that the Postal Service backdated ballots.
- The Pennsylvania Legislature expanded the use of absentee voting in ways that the state’s constitution explicitly did not allow. Then, Pennsylvania election officials ignored the statutory requirement that only absentee ballots received by Election Day be counted. Despite such lawlessness, the state Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit brought by state Representative Mike Kelly on procedural grounds, arguing that he should have brought the lawsuit beforethe election. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas said that the court held that plaintiffs don’t have standing to challenge election law before the election, and then after the election they dismiss the case because “they’ve delayed too long.”
- Greg Stenstrom, a poll observer and security fraud expert from Delaware County (Pennsylvania), told a Senate committee that he witnessed multiple “chain of custody” violations with mail-in ballots and ballots from drop-boxes. He told the senators that election officials in Delaware County did not follow “even one” of the rules governing the election process. He said that “virtually all chain of custody logs, records, yellow sheets, everything was gone in Delaware County.”
- Stenstrom said he witnessed voter data on USB cards being uploaded to voting machines by a supervisor without being observed by a poll watcher. He claimed this happened “at least” 24 times. “He’s walking with baggies [of USB cards], which we have pictures of and that were submitted in our affidavits.”
- As many as 70,000 ballots were in a room off-limits to poll watchers, except for five minutes every two hours. Three hours later the uncounted ballots had disappeared.
- Justin Kweder testified that he spent 10 days at poll stations and ballot-counting locations in Philadelphia. He claims that “hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballots” were handled in a room of 120,000 square feet — with “zero civilian oversight.”
- Poll watchers were held back from the poll workers of distances of 10 to 200 feet. Kweder noted, “There was no ability to inspect, challenge or oversee the process as mail-in ballots were being opened and separated from the envelopes (containing vital voter information and signatures.)”
- Matt Braynard, executive director of Look Ahead America, supervised calls to tens of thousands of Pennsylvania residents. In a sworn affidavit, he revealed that large percentages of Republicans stated that they voted absentee, but there is no record of their votes.
- Fourteen hundred voters illegally listed postal facility addresses as their residences. (One cannot place a voter accurately in the proper precinct using a post office box.) Braynard claimed that the postal facility address included a false apartment or suite number.
- Approximately 100,000 ballots were returned before they had time to go through the mail, with some being returned before they were officially sent.
Biden allegedly won Wisconsin by 20,682 votes out of about three and a quarter million votes cast, but consider this:
- Wisconsin law, which requires a corresponding written application for in-person absentee voting, was ignored, and such ballots were nevertheless included in the recount.
- At one point, Trump led by about 100,000 votes, which meant that Biden would have to catch up in the remaining precincts, found mostly in Democratic-leaning Milwaukee. A singleupdate to the vote count enabled Biden to jump into the lead. This vote update arrived at 3:42 a.m., Central Time, in the early morning hours of November 4. In this update, Biden gained 143,379 votes to a mere 25,163 for Trump. (The oddity of this bump will be explained in the next section.)
- There were more than 60,000 ballots where only Biden was selected, but no down-ballot Democrats were selected. (A similar oddity occurred in other swing states.) While it is true that more voters tend to cast ballots in the presidential race, Trump had less than a thousand of these types of ballots. Given that Trump has many supporters who will vote for him, but not for anyone else, even other Republican candidates, this is difficult to believe.
- Ethan Pease of Madison, Wisconsin, said in news conference that he works as a USPS subcontractor, and he alleged that he was told the postal service had planned to backdate tens of thousands of mail-in ballots before the November 3 election, so they would be counted.
- 6,207 people who had moved out of Wisconsin in 2020, still voted in Wisconsin.
- Wisconsin allows individuals who are indefinitely confined (those who are bedridden and thus cannot follow normal voting rules) to request an absentee ballot and not provide voter ID (as is otherwise required under Wisconsin law). Normally, only a few hundred to a few thousand will request such ballots, but in 2020, 169,282 requested them. (COVID could not be legally used as a reason to obtain one of these types of ballots.)
Things That Go Bump in the Night
In the early morning hours of November 4, when most Americans had gone to bed, thinking Trump had been reelected, the battleground states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Georgia all experienced a dramatic “bump” in the number of votes for Biden. In an amazing coincidence, these states all had called a halt to the counting, but then in the middle of the night, vote counting began again.
According to The American Spectator, a batch of ballots in Pennsylvania recorded around 570,000 votes for Biden, but only 3,200 for Trump, which is not believable. The American Spectator cited Colonel Phil Waldron, a former combat officer with a background in electronic warfare and election-data fraud to offer an explanation.
“That one batch alone would have flipped the state to Biden,” Waldron said. “The problem with a spike like this is a massive numerical amount of votes are processed in a time period that is not feasible or mechanically possible.” He added, “A big spike [in such an impossibly narrow window of time] shooting up is a prime indicator of fraudulent voting.”
Waldron charged that the Dominion voting systems used in a majority of the states in the United States, including in battleground states such as Pennsylvania and Georgia, “were built to be manipulated.” He claimed that as many as 1.2 million Pennsylvania votes could have been altered or fraudulent.
The vice president of Dominion Voting Systems is Eric Coomer, a strong opponent of Trump. In 2016, he told everyone on Facebook to unfriend him if they intended to vote for the “autocratic, narcissistic, fascists, ***-hat blowhard and his Christian jihadist VP pick.”
Only a few months ago, prominent Democrats were expressing concern about Dominion. Just last year, Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) investigated Dominion Voting Systems and concluded that the company posed a concern to the integrity of American elections. “We have concerns about the spread and effect of private equity equipment in many sectors of the economy, including the election technology industry.” They added, “These problems threaten the integrity of our elections and demonstrate the importance of election systems that are strong, durable, and not vulnerable to attack.”
In an order issued just a few weeks before the election, Federal Judge Amy Totenberg said of Dominion, “The case presented serious system security vulnerability and operational issues that may place Plaintiffs and other voters at risk of deprivation of their fundamental right to cast an effective vote that is accurately counted … [the risks] are neither hypothetical nor remote under the current circumstances.”
One report studied the nearly 9,000 individual updates to the vote totals in all 50 states and found that four individual updates are profoundly anomalous — they deviate from a pattern that is otherwise found in the vast majority of the remaining 8,954 updates. In the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Georgia — which flipped 42 electoral votes from Trump to Biden — incredible “bumps” handed Biden those states. For this to happen, these voting updates would have had to have taken the votes almost totally for Biden. Yet, we do not see these overwhelming margins with smaller vote updates with mail-in votes.
An update in Michigan at 6:31 a.m. Eastern Time on November 4, gave 141,258 votes for Biden, and a mere 5,968 votes for Trump. An update in Georgia at 1:34 a.m. Eastern Time on November 4, gave Biden 136,155 vote to only 29,115 votes for Trump. In Michigan, an update at 3:50 a.m. Eastern Time on November 4, had Biden getting 54,497 votes, with Trump garnering only 4,718. In Wisconsin, at 3:42 a.m. Central Time, an update handed Biden 143,379 votes, with Trump trailing at 25,163 votes.
All of these “updates” happened within a five-hour window.
President Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, called Dominion a “radical left” company, and claimed it had the ability to allow votes “to be mirrored and monitored, allowing an intervening party a real-time understanding of how many votes will be needed to gain an electoral advantage.”
Giuliani has also responded to those who charge that he is threatening to “disqualify” voters. “We don’t want to disenfranchise anyone. We want to disqualify 672,000 votes so 72 million people are not disenfranchised. Because that’s what happened by the cheating that went on here.”
Certainly, this is a serious matter, and it is understandable that many Americans simply do not want to believe that their country — the United States of America — has allowed its election system to degenerate to a level found in banana republics and regimes led by dictators. Some fear that if Biden’s apparent victory is overturned as a result of these serious charges of widespread fraud, it will result in riots. But in fact, were the situation reversed and there was this much evidence that Trump had won by fraud, the media would be repeating these charges around the clock, and rioters would already be in the streets across the country, burning down buildings and looting stores of flat-screen TVs. As it is, it is not that the Democrats or their media allies are challenging these allegations and proving them wrong. They are simply refusing to cover this information at all, except to say that Trump and his supporters are making unsupportable charges of fraud and spouting “conspiracy theories,” as if they themselves did not do that for three years with their baseless Russian collusion accusations.
Federal Election Commission Chairman Try Trainor recently said during an appearance on Newsmax that we have witnessed an “illegitimate election.”
“I do believe,” Trainor said, “that there is voter fraud taking place. Otherwise they would allow the observers to go in.… When you have claims of 10,000 people who don’t live in the state of Nevada having voted in Nevada, when you have the video showing where people are either duplicating a spoiled ballot right there, or they’re in the process of just marking a ballot that came in blank for a voter, that’s a process that needs to be observed by election observers.”
Some have even suggested that state legislatures either appoint electors who will vote for Trump, or perhaps not appoint any electors. If enough states did that, and neither candidate had the minimum number of 270 electoral votes needed to have an Electoral College majority, the election would be decided in the House of Representatives.
If that happened, it would no doubt strain the social fabric of the United States, and that would be regrettable. However, the casting of doubt on the 2016 election, with the phony Russia investigation, and Hillary Clinton saying the Russians “hacked” the election (clearly implying that the election was stolen from her in 2016), has already done that. It is the actions in this election by election officials and others across multiple states who have cast doubt on the 2020 presidential race, and they are the ones responsible for tearing the social fabric.
And if enough of these allegations that are detailed in this article are true, then we have had an American presidential election stolen. America’s elected officials, including state legislators, members of Congress, and governors face some tough decisions in the weeks ahead. Now is the time for you — their constituents — to examine these charges and tell them what they should do.
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Steve Byas is a university instructor of history and government and the author of History’s Greatest Libels. He may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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