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Joe Biden Tells Obama He’s Running Again in 2024: Five Reasons on Why This is Crazy

Joe Hoft
April 20, 2022

Joe Biden reportedly told Barack Obama recently that he was running for President again in 2024.  A ‘source’ says that Biden believes he is the only one who can beat President Trump in 2024.

FOX News reports:

President Biden has told former President Barack Obama that he plans to run for re-election in 2024.

“[Biden] wants to run and he’s clearly letting everyone know,” a source with knowledge of the conversation told The Hill.

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The source added that Biden believes he is the only candidate who can beat former President Donald Trump in a hypothetical rematch between the two political rivals, which was largely the reason Biden was able to secure the Democratic nomination in 2020.

“I believe he thinks he’s the only one who can beat Trump. I don’t think he thinks there’s anyone in the Democratic party who can beat Trump and that’s the biggest factor,” the source said.

But Biden’s prospects for victory in 2024 have been in doubt in recent months, with the president seeing worsening approval ratings since August of last year. The latest Quinnipiac University put Biden’s approval at a dismal 33%, the lowest mark of his presidency thus far.

This report is bizarre in so many ways.  Here are several of observations.

1. The report may be an effort to pretend and trick the masses that Joe Biden is able to function currently at an acceptable level, and into the future.  Only a week ago we saw Biden in Iowa finish his speech and turn to shake hands with someone who wasn’t there.  He then wandered around aimlessly until he managed to finally exit the stage.  This most obvious observation is that Joe Biden isn’t running anything now.  He doesn’t have the ability to run his own home let alone the United States.  He is getting more and more senile by the day.

2. Since Biden is not running the country today, who is?  This question is still unanswered. We know it is not Joe, so who is running the country?  We saw the Easter Bunny this week walk Joe around and keep him from the press.  Who does the Easter bunny work for?

3. This article may be in response to Obama’s actions two weeks ago when he completely snubbed Biden in the White House.  Again, Biden walked around aimlessly and pathetically tried to buddy up to an ice-cold Obama.

4. Another point from this FOX News report mentioned above may be to show that Obama is the one running the White House.  Note that Biden tells Obama about his plans as if Obama is the mafia boss giving his blessing to Old Joe.

5. The most obvious reason for this sudden news report is that Biden did not win the 2020 Election.  He and others stole it.  He didn’t beat President Trump then and doesn’t have a chance of doing it again unless he steals it.

Whatever the reason for the article, it is very likely Joe Biden will not be able to make it out of bed in a couple of years, let alone stay in his basement and run a lethargic campaign like he did in 2020.  But now that Democrats have a process in place to steal and the GOP elites remain unfazed by this you never know.  Maybe Old Joe will have over a million votes in 2024!

Pennsylvania State Senate Passes Bills Banning Ballot Drop Boxes, Zuckerbucks

Natalia Mittelstadt
April 14, 2022

The Pennsylvania state Senate on Wednesday passed two election integrity bills banning ballot drop boxes and private funds to administer elections.

The legislative chamber passed Senate Bill 1200 along party lines, which requires absentee ballots to be returned either by mail or delivered to the county board of elections office.

Republicans who oppose drop boxes said that they were not expressly authorized by a 2019 law expanding mail-in voting. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled they were legal.

GOP state Sen. Cris Dush, who wrote the bill, said the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overstepped its bounds.

“We’ve got a problem with a lack of confidence on the part of the people got a problem with something that can definitely be utilized to do ballot stuffing. This is a legitimate issue,” he said, according to WHTM, a local ABC affiliate.

Senate Bill 982 was also passed on Wednesday, with eight Democrats joining Republicans to ban so-called “Zuckerbucks,” or private money to fund elections.

“Senate Bill 982 simply states what all of us understood to be fact – government should pay for elections. Voters, taxpayers and citizens alike deserve the most fair and equitable election system. It should be uniform from one county to the next regardless of size, demographics, or wealth,” Republican state Sen. Lisa Baker said, reported PoliticsPA.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Center for Tech and Civic Life gave nearly $350 million in grants to municipalities for running the 2020 election.

CTCL has claimed its 2020 election grants were to be used to make voting safer amid the pandemic, without any political preference. However, a House Republican investigation found that less than 1% of the funds were spent on personal protective equipment. Most of the funds were focused on get-out-the-vote efforts and registrations.

While CTCL claims that more grants were awarded to counties won by former President Donald Trump than President Joe Biden, the nonprofit gave larger grants and more money per capita to Democratic counties than to Republican ones. Trump won more than five times as many counties as Biden in 2020.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) opposes both Senate bills, but his office did not indicate whether he would veto them, according to Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station. He previously vetoed a bill that allowed only the secretary of the commonwealth to receive the funds and distribute them equally across counties.

Wolf tweeted on Thursday, “Election enhancements Pennsylvanians need:

“Allow counties to process ballots sooner

“Increase poll worker pay

“Upgrade to secure electronic poll books

“Help fill poll worker vacancies

“What Republicans are taking action on:

“Eliminate secure drop boxes”

New Polls Signal Major Problems For Democrats Ahead Of 2022 Midterm Elections

Ryan Saavedra
Apr 10, 2022

New polling released over the last few days shows that Democrat President Joe Biden and his party are in serious trouble as this November’s 2022 midterm elections near.

A CBS News poll found that nearly two thirds of Americans said that the “national economy” was “bad,” which they blame on skyrocketing inflation rates and gas prices:

Higher prices are leading people to say they’re making cutbacks, especially on more discretionary items like entertainment and travel. (That may, of course, have a wider impact on the economy later.) About half are cutting back on food and groceries, and this is especially the case among those with lower incomes. … Biden gets his lowest approval ratings on the economy and inflation. And on gas prices specifically, most think he could be doing more to lower them. Nearly all Republicans share this view. They believe his policies are doing “a lot” to contribute to higher gas prices.

The poll found that the top issues for voters were the economy, inflation, and crime, and that Biden gets “low marks on handling them” with more than 60% of Americans disapproving of the way that Biden has handled all three issues.

NBC polling analyst Steve Kornacki went over polling on Sunday that the network previously conducted showing that college educated men went from being +16 for the Democrats in the last midterm election to now being +10 for the Republicans, a 26-point shift.

Politico reported over the weekend that leading experts have indicated that “angry voters slammed by higher prices and scarred by two years of fighting the pandemic are poised to punish Democrats in midterm elections” and that “with inflation persisting and Russia’s war on Ukraine stoking uncertainty, there are indications that public sentiment is getting worse, not better.”

The report added:

The widely watched University of Michigan consumer confidence survey recently touched its lowest level in almost 11 years. An Associated Press/NORC survey showed that almost 70 percent of Americans think the economy is in poor shape, and 81 percent of those in a poll released by CNBC see a recession coming this year. Gallup found the share of Americans citing inflation as the top issue is now at its highest level since the 1980s.

“The big run-up in gas and food and home prices has really caused great hardship for many households,” said Richard Curtin, a veteran economist who has run the University of Michigan consumer survey since 1976. “And the Biden administration made a critical error in saying it would be transient and people should just tough it out. It wasn’t transient. A lot of people couldn’t just tough it out. And it caused a big loss of confidence in [President Joe Biden’s] policies.”

Mark Zandi, the chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, said, “Most Americans have never experienced high inflation like this, particularly on gas prices, and it has gotten everyone very upset. Behavioral economics reveals that people hate inflation more than they love a low unemployment rate. And the pandemic still colors everything. People have been through the wringer.”

Revealed: New Doc Shows How an Obama-Tied Dark Money Group Used Zuckerberg’s Cash to Swing Election

The following article is sponsored by Citizens United.

What if the 2020 election was “rigged” in plain sight and through entirely legal means using $400 million dollars from Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI)? The bombshell upcoming documentary Rigged from Citizens United Productions explains how this Big Tech power couple contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to a pair of non-profit organizations through CZI.  The non-profits, in turn, spent the money on a Democrat-focused get-out-the-vote effort all under the guise of pandemic “election safety.”

Rigged starts by recounting Big Tech’s role in the last two elections, starting with 2016, when Donald Trump—harnessing the power of social media—shocked the world by flipping the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania to pull off an upset victory against Hillary Clinton. By the time of Trump’s inauguration, Mark Zuckerberg had come under tremendous fire from the Democrat elite over Facebook’s perceived failure to censor content seen as favorable to the Trump campaign. But four years later, lo and behold, the coronavirus pandemic would give Zuckerberg a clear shot at redemption.

The documentary Rigged tells this story. Through their philanthropic organization the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), which lists Barack Obama’s former campaign manager David Plouffe (who authored the book A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump) as a key strategist, Zuckerberg and his wife donated $69.5 million to the Center for Election Innovation and Research (CEIR) and a whopping $328 million to the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), a non-profit headed by Obama Foundation fellow Tiana Epps-Johnson, who prior to creating CTCL in 2015, worked for an organization described by the Washington Post as “the Democratic party’s Hogwarts for digital wizardry.”

As former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gabelman says in the documentary, the CTCL essentially became a vehicle for Zuckerberg and Chan to fund get-out-the-vote efforts in mostly Democrat-populated districts in key swing states like Wisconsin.

In 2019, CTCL received a mere $2.8 million in contributions before the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s $328 million cash infusion in the lead-up to the 2020 election. Though these massive funds were labeled as “grants” for “safe administrations of public elections during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the documentary demonstrates that these donations were used to encourage and facilitate mail-in voting disproportionally in Democrat-run areas as well as to fund the proliferation of ballot drop boxes and a host of other things designed to boost Joe Biden’s vote totals in key swing states.

“They’re sending the money to big urban centers, they’re dramatically-increasing the ballot boxes that are there, and they’re conditioning the money on those polling locations, those government entities, throwing open the flood gates, to potential voter fraud,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) says in Rigged“This was the greatest billionaire assault on election integrity we’ve ever seen.”

“The Zuckerbucks folks were paying governments with grants with conditions that they go do get-out-the-vote activities in the Democrat areas. In the Republican areas, they just gave them the money, and they said, ‘Hey, we’re helping them conduct the election,’” Ken Cuccinelli, the national chairman for the Election Transparency Initiative, explains in Rigged.

Hosted by Citizens United president David Bossie and featuring interviews from prominent conservative leaders, including Ted Cruz, Newt Gingrich, and President Trump himself, the documentary Rigged offers a warning cry for what’s surely to come if Republicans do not find a way to stop left-wing billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg from using their spending power to influence elections for years to come.

“He should totally be held accountable, and he should never be allowed to do it again,” Trump tells Bossie in the documentary. “It was a rigged election. People have to find out what happened, and they have to hold people accountable.”

You can learn more about this groundbreaking documentary and watch Rigged in its entirety here.

Progressives Build Shadow Online Powerhouse – Can Be Activated At Election Time

The Real Voices Media network has been serving social media users apolitical and non-ideological content to build up big social media followings.

This seemingly apolitical network is actually part of a plan by progressives to help them come election time.

When activated, this network will be used to boost the Democrats.

From Axios:

Progressive strategists have quietly built a massive network of social media communities in political battleground states that can activate ahead of elections and policy fights, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: The network, operating under the name Real Voices Media, uses apolitical, to build up audiences. It then leverages the crowd on behalf of clients in what experts say is a potent persuasion strategy. President Biden and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are beneficiaries.

What’s happening: Facebook and Instagram users in Michigan started seeing ads last month promoting stories by a new news site, the Main Street Sentinel.

The aggregated content — from both news sources and the White House itself — touched on skyrocketing gas prices and broader price inflation, blaming corporate price gouging and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and mirroring lines from the Biden administration.

It is unclear who is behind the network. The publisher behind it, Star Spangled Media LLC, was formed only last month in New York.

They have spent over $500,000 on paid posts for Instagram and Facebook since 2019.

During the 2020 election, the accounts were used for voter registration and turnout ads.

Speaker Robin Vos ADMITS Widespread Fraud Occurred In Wisconsin But Says Legislature Cannot Decertify [VIDEO]

Patty McMurray 
March 16th, 2022

On March 3, only two days after former WI Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman and Thomas More Lawyer Erick Kaardal testified before the WI Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections, they appeared on a podcast with 100 Percent Fed Up’s Patty McMurray and the Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft where they discussed the findings of Justice Gableman’s final report on potential voter fraud in the 2020 election.

The 100 Percent Fed Up – Gateway Pundit podcast with Justice Gableman and Erick Kaardal can be seen here:

Justice Gableman was hired by WI State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R) to investigate the November 2020 election. Biden got nearly 21,000 more votes in Wisconsin, a state that Donald Trump won in 2016.

As part of his testimony, Special Counsel Michael Gableman dropped a bombshell when he explained how, in Chapter 1 of their report, the CTCL’s (Center for Tech and Civic Life) “$8.8 million Zuckerberg planned grant” to Wisconsin’s top five Democratic stronghold cities (Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, Madison, and Green Bay) used in the November 2020 election “facially violates the Wisconsin law prohibiting election bribery.”

Thomas More Lawyer Erick Kaardal interviewed nursing home patients and members of their families who voted in the November 2020 election to show how the election was stolen in several ways in Wisconsin.

Here is a sampling of Mr. Kaardal’s interviews:

Now, almost two weeks after Justice Gableman and Erick Kaardal testified in front of the WI Election Assembly, Republican (RINO) Speaker Robin Vos admits that widespread voter fraud took place in Wisconsin. Vos made the statement to the press after attending a closed-door meeting with a group of concerned WI residents advocating for decertification of the November election, including a GOP candidate for governor and State Rep. Timothy Ramthun (R) this afternoon.

Even though Justice Gableman explained during his testimony that the WI legislature HAS the power to decertify the November 2020 election, Speaker Vos claims the legislature does NOT have the power to take this action.

Phil Kline of Thomas More’s Amistad Project interviewed Wisconsin clerk Linda Sinkula on September 27, 2021, where she describes learning from an election worker that Democrat operatives were registering voters in nursing homes, including those who don’t normally vote. Under Wisconsin law, bipartisan teams of Special Voting Deputies are required to register and assist nursing home residents with absentee ballots.

This article originally appeared on 100% Fed Up

Leaked Memo Urges Democrats to Declare Victory on Covid, Run Away from Restrictions

Democrats’ recent retreat from the restrictive COVID-19 policies that defined them for the first two years of the pandemic is largely a byproduct of popular backlash to those policies, suggests the revelation of a newly-unearthed memo from a Democrat consulting firm.

Punchbowl News published a memo dated February 24 by Impact Research advising Democrats to “take credit for ending the COVID crisis phase of the COVID war, point to important victories like vaccine distribution and providing economic stability to Americans, and fully enter the rebuilding phase that comes after any war.”

“Twice as many voters are now more concerned about COVID’s effect on the economy (49%) than about someone in their family or someone they know becoming infected with the coronavirus (24%),” the memo reads. “Two-thirds of parents and 80% of teachers say the pandemic caused learning loss, and voters are overwhelmingly more worried about learning loss than kids getting COVID. Six in 10 Americans describe themselves as ‘worn out’ by the pandemic. The more we talk about the threat of COVID and onerously restrict people’s lives because of it, the more we turn them against us and show them we’re out of touch with their daily realities.”

“Don’t set “COVID zero” as the victory condition. Americans also don’t think victory is COVID Zero,” the document continues. “They think the virus is here to stay, and 83% say the pandemic will be over when it’s a mild illness like the flu rather than COVID being completely gone, and 55% prefer that COVID should be treated as an endemic disease. And that’s what most Americans are dealing with — a disease with fatality rates like the flu — because most of us took the personal responsibility to protect ourselves and our families by getting vaccinated.”

Impact Research calls on Democrats to “recogniz[e] that the threat of COVID is no longer what it was even a year ago and therefore should not be treated as such,” which entails no longer supporting shutdowns, lockdowns, and mask mandates. It suggests citing the availability of the COVID vaccines as the reason they are no longer necessary, and that Democrats should more broadly claim credit for COVID being more manageable.

“If we focus on how bad things still are and how much worse they could get, we set Democrats up as failures unable to navigate us through this,” the memo concludes. “When 99% of Americans can get vaccinated, we cause more harm than we prevent with voters by going into our third year talking about restrictions. And, if Democrats continue to hold a posture that prioritizes COVID precautions over learning how to live in a world where COVID exists, but does not dominate, they risk paying dearly for it in November.”

The Washington Examiner noted that the memo was dated a day before the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) published new, relaxed COVID-19 guidelines that will dramatically reduce the areas of the country where mask requirements are recommended, by shifting the criteria for the recommendations from transmission rates to hospitalizations. Even so, the Examiner notes that the administration has been slower to back away from COVID restrictions than many state governments.

Only seven states (plus the District of Columbia and several U.S. territories) still have statewide mask mandates. Numerous left-wing figures have claimed that evolving scientific knowledge has justified the change, but critics have suspected that the real deciding factor was internal polling, such as that conducted by New Jersey Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy’s team, indicating that forced masking is deeply unpopular.

Further, evidence suggests that Democrats preferred COVID-19 policies have been either ineffective at saving lives or canceled out by associated harms, starting with lockdowns.

Last March, the left-wing Associated Press admitted that “California and Florida have experienced almost identical outcomes in COVID-19 case rates,” despite the former imposing some of the most draconian lockdown measures in the country and the latter remaining mostly open, and that the mortality gulf between Connecticut and South Dakota was similarly small despite the wide gulf in their approach to lockdowns.

In April 2021, Simon Fraser University economics professor Douglas Allen published a study that concluded that while lockdowns saved 22,333 years’ worth of lost life they also caused 6.3 million years of lost life, making the policy’s net long-term harm 282 times worse than its benefits, thanks to the combined toll of canceled or delayed care for other medical issues, and the psychological harm of lost jobs and social isolation, among other factors.

In October, another study by Marine Baudin, Jérémie Mercier, and Denis Rancourt attributed much of the U.S. COVID death toll to “persistent chronic psychological stress induced by the long-lasting government-imposed societal and economic transformations during the COVID-era [which] converted the existing societal (poverty), public-health (obesity) and hot-climate risk factors into deadly agents.” Most recently, a meta-analysis published in Johns Hopkins University’s Studies in Applied Economics found that “lockdowns have had little to no effect on COVID-19 mortality” but have “imposed enormous economic and social costs where they have been adopted.”

Meanwhile, evidence suggests that masks have played little, if any, role in reducing COVID-19’s spread across the United States, such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) September 2020 acknowledgement that masks cannot be counted on to keep out COVID when spending 15 minutes or longer within six feet of someone, or a May 2020 study published by CDC’s peer-reviewed journal Emerging Infectious Diseases that “did not find evidence that surgical-type face masks are effective in reducing laboratory-confirmed influenza transmission, either when worn by infected persons (source control) or by persons in the general community to reduce their susceptibility.”

Last May, another study found that, though mandates effectively increased mask use, that usage did not yield the expected benefits. “Mask mandates and use (were) not associated with lower SARS-CoV-2 spread among U.S. states” from March 2020 to March 2021. In fact, the researchers found the results to be a net negative, with masks increasing “dehydration … headaches and sweating and decreas[ing] cognitive precision,” and interfering with communication, as well as impairing social learning among children.

“The potential educational harms of mandatory-masking policies are much more firmly established, at least at this point, than their possible benefits in stopping the spread of COVID-19 in schools,” University of California-San Francisco epidemiologist professor Vinay Prasad wrote in September. “Early childhood is a crucial period when humans develop cultural, language, and social skills, including the ability to detect emotion on other people’s faces. Social interactions with friends, parents, and caregivers are integral to fostering children’s growth and well-being.”

Finally, data indicates that widespread dissemination of the potentially-harmfulabortion-tainted COVID vaccines are unable to end the pandemic. The federal government considers more than 215 million Americans (65% of the eligible) to be “fully vaccinated” (a moving target given the vaccines’ temporary nature), yet data from Johns Hopkins University reported last October shows that more Americans died of COVID-19 by that point in 2021 (353,000) than in all of 2020 (352,000). The Moderna vaccine has been available throughout all of 2021; the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson shots were made available in late February.

Lawsuit Claims Michigan Election Chief Illegally Accepted Zuckerberg Money to Swing 2020 Election

A lawsuit filed against Democrat Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson asserts she illegally accepted private money for the 2020 presidential election to swing the election for President Joe Biden.

The Chicago-based Thomas More Society filed the lawsuit in the Michigan Court of Claims, alleging Benson violated election law by spending private election funding on partisan purposes that denied Michigan voters’ constitutional equal access voting rights.

The Center Square previously reported Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan contributed $400 million nationwide into the 2020 election through their Chicago-based nonprofit, the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL).

The 166-page filing claims that nearly half of CTCL’s funds flowed to Democrat-dominated areas where Biden won. For example, the lawsuit says CTCL made 19 payments exceeding $100,000 all to jurisdictions that Biden carried in 2020.

The lawsuit cites an America Public Media report finding some cities spent little of the money on personal protective equipment (PPE).

The Michigan Legislature aimed to ban private funding of public elections via Senate Bill 303, which Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed in 2021.

Thomas More Society Special Counsel Thor Hearne said that Benson spent CTCL money to boost Democrat-dominated areas in the 2020 election via increased mail-in voting and ballot harvesting.

“The Michigan Constitution guarantees every eligible citizen the right of equal protection when it comes to voting, and that means state officials may not put in place an election scheme that enhances the weight of votes cast by one class of voters or increases one favored class of voters’ access to the ballot,” Hearne said in a statement. “That’s just what happened here. Analysis of data that the Center for Tech and Civic Life provided to the Internal Revenue Service and other public records demonstrates that this scheme was designed to favor urban areas in Michigan and to disadvantage Michigan voters in rural and suburban more politically conservative areas.”

Hearne said the lawsuit aims to set the rules for future elections, not past elections.

“This case is not about relitigating the 2020 election,” Hearne said. “It is about making sure that these unfair and illegal activities cannot happen in any future election in Michigan. As Michigan’s chief election official, Secretary Benson is responsible for ensuring that every eligible Michigan voter has an equal right and opportunity to cast a ballot.”

A CNN report says 11 Republican-led states have prohibited private money from funding public elections.

Thomas More Society attorneys are representing Wisconsin voters in a similar lawsuit.

“The only way Michigan residents can stop a high-tech billionaire from California from directing the conduct of Michigan’s 2022 election is for the Michigan voters and citizens to prevail in this case against Secretary of State Benson,” Thomas More Society President and Chief Counsel Tom Brejcha said in a statement.

Liberal Megadonor Soros Pumps $125 Million into Super Pac to Help Democrats in 2022 Midterms

Sophie Mann
January 28th, 2022

Billionaire megadonor George Soros has poured $125 million into a super PAC this election cycle, with the money already being distributed to political action committees backing Democrat candidates and causes.

Soros has used the super PAC, known as Democracy PAC, since 2019 to support political campaigns.

He says the group’s money will support “causes and candidates, regardless of political party” committed to “strengthening the infrastructure of American democracy: voting rights and civic participation, civil rights and liberties and the rule of law,” Politico reports.

However, the money is so far going to Democrat-leaning groups, including $2.5 million to Senate Majority PAC, $1 million to the House Majority PAC, and $1 million to the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State, a group fighting to elect Democrats to the formerly obscure posts that became a well-known and heavily politicized after the 2020 election, according to Politico. 

Soros calls his $125 million a “long-term investment” to continue supporting politicians and campaigns past 2022. 

Soros’ son, Alexander Soros, will serve as the president of the PAC. He has cited the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot as an example of the “ongoing efforts to discredit and undermine our electoral process.” He also argues such threats “cannot be addressed in just one or two election cycles.”

Following its filing with the Federal Elections Commission, Democracy PAC’s spending will be posted publicly in the coming days.

Court Finds Pennsylvania Mail-in Voting Law Unconstitutional

Madeleine Hubbard
January 28th, 2022

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania on Friday found the state’s mail-in voting law unconstitutional.

The lawsuit was filed by Doug McLinko, vice chairman of the Bradford County Board of Commissioners in Pennsylvania. His argument was that he was unable to perform his duties as commissioner and certify the 2020 election because Pennsylvania’s 2019 election reform law is unconstitutional.

McLinko describes the Trump-Biden election after this law as a “mess” and told Just the News, “Our votes were just thrown away.”

In October 2019, Act 77 was signed into law by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf with support from both parties. The law, described by PennLive “as the most significant change to Pennsylvania’s election laws in more than 80 years,” greatly expands mail-in voting by allowing a citizen to vote by mail without an excuse. It also allocated $90 million to buy new voting machines and ended straight party voting, forcing Pennsylvanians to actively vote for each candidate on the ballot, rather than make one mark to vote for all candidates of a specified party.

The executive director of the left-leaning election organization Deliver My Vote, Leigh Chapman, was nominated by Wolf to serve as acting Secretary of State starting earlier this month. She will supervise the state’s elections. 

The act “should have been put on the ballot, and the constitution should have been changed to allow it, like bulk case laws,” the Bradford County Commissioner said.

The legal victory “may spur people to take a harder look at their own state, how they enacted the laws, so forth,” attorney and former CIA officer Sam Faddis told Just the News. “At a minimum, it’s a massive psychological boost.”

Faddis said he feels that part of Biden’s large share of Pennsylvania votes is “unfortunately fraud.”

“That’s one of the clear reasons the Democratic party has always pushed mail-in voting, is to get those folks who won’t bother to vote,” he told Just the News. “Because even if you hated Trump, nobody was really psyched about Joe Biden. I mean, it’s very hard, very hard to get motivated about him.”

“In exchange for Democratic support for ending straight party voting, the Republican establishment gave the Democrats mail-in voting” in Pennsylvania, Faddis wrote in AND Magazine.

“The boys in the backrooms in the state capital believed that Donald Trump was so unpopular people would show up and simply vote against all Republicans,” Faddis wrote. In an effort to repeal straight party voting, the Pennsylvania GOP “engaged in some good old-fashioned political horse trading.”

State Rep. David Zimmerman (R-East Earl) told Just the News he agrees. “It was kind of sold by Republican leadership to the Republican caucus that taking out straight-party voting will be a huge, huge improvement somehow, which, frankly, I was also opposed to that,” he said.

In Pennsylvania’s last election with straight ticket voting in 2019, more than 726,000 ballots (37% of all votes cast) were straight party, according to PennLive. During that election, “Of those who voted straight party, 51% indicated they were voting straight Republican and 48% straight Democratic,” the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. “Despite making that choice, election directors pointed out that some may have split their ticket by then changing their vote for a candidate to a different party.”

The law was passed before the global pandemic, but McLinko said he knew it would cause problems. “A soon as they passed it, pre-COVID, I called the [GOP] state chairman,” he recounted. “I said, ‘What the hell did they do?'”

McLinko said 30 election officials across the state stepped down due to the act. “It’s just the way it was handled,” he told Just the News. “It was a wreck, and they don’t need it.”

The act received wide support from Pennsylvania Republicans, and McLinko is facing GOP resistance. “I am fighting the Republican establishment, and that’s my point with Harrisburg,” the Bradford County Commissioner said. “I don’t even like being around them. They’re out of touch.”

“This nonsense that somehow we’re supposed to coddle everybody to get a vote is about as un-American as it gets,” McLinko said. “You know, you get off your duff, and you go vote. If you can’t go vote, you get an absentee ballot. America needs to wake up. They need to question their state representatives and their legislators.”

The Inquirer described McLinko’s case as possibly Act 77’s “most serious court challenge yet,” and it has “some Democrats quietly worried.”

McLinko did certify the 2020 Pennslyvania primary elections, however, because “they weren’t statewide,” he explained. “There wasn’t a mess. There were local, they were tight.” The new election law was not in place yet, but would be for the general election. 

“People lost confidence in the whole vote last year,” he said. “I did, and I did not certify it.”

Fourteen state House Republicans filed a lawsuit against Act 77 in August: Reps. Timothy Bonner, P. Michael Jones, David Zimmerman, Barry Jozwiak, Kathy Rapp, David Maloney, Barbara Gleim, Robert Brooks, Aaron Bernstine, Timothy Twardzik, Dawn Keefer, Dan Moul, Francis Ryan, and Donald “Bud” Cook. Only Zimmerman opposed the legislation when it was proposed in 2019, while Twardzik and Bonner were not in office at the time.

The cases were combined, and an amicus curiae brief was filed by the representatives in support of McLinko.

Acting Secretary of State Chapman argued that McLinko’s petition was not filed timely and should be dismissed. She wanted the petition dismissed with prejudice or because it lacked merit.

Zimmerman told Just the News: “That whole [law] was unconstitutional … It should have went to the voters.”

Shortly after the court decision was announced, McLinko told Just the News: “I am really, really happy today. I want to thank Sean Parnell for introducing me to [attorney Walter Zimmerman]. It’s a great day for common people, because common people can say, ‘Enough is enough.’

“If one guy from one county in one state can stand up and make a difference, everybody in this nation can stand up and make a difference. This is about people taking back control of the ballot box of all parties.”

The case is expected to be appealed. McLinko is keeping voters up to date on the case through his website, ballotsecuritynow.org, where they can also donate to help with his legal fees.

State officials across the country, including many in GOP-run states, have said they have found no evidence of widespread fraud in the November 2020 election that could have altered the outcome. However, several states have acknowledged serious irregularities or unlawful changes to election rules occurred in 2020.

For instance. Wisconsin’s Supreme Court has ruled election regulators unlawfully allowed tens of thousands of absentee voters to skip voter ID checks by claiming they were “indefinitely confined” by the pandemic without suffering from a disabillity. And Wisconsin’s legislative audit bureau found numerous other rule changes were made that were not approved by the state Legislature.

In Arizona, an audit called into question more than 50,000 ballots cast in the November 2020 election, while in Georgia state election officials have uncovered such widespread mismanagement in vote counting in Fulton County, the state’s largest, that they have begun a process to have the state run future elections in the locality, which includes the city of Atlanta.