The New York Times reported that a memo was sent out by the Department of Justice to prosecutors on Wednesday allowing them to send armed guards to ballot counting locations to investigate potential voter fraud.
While federal law prohibits armed troops or law enforcement from stationing at any place an election is held unless force is determined “necessary,” the Department of Justice (DOJ) believes the law allows agents to station at places that are counting votes following the election, three unnamed officials familiar told The New York Times.
“[The statute] does not prevent armed federal law enforcement persons from responding to, investigate, or prevent federal crimes at closed polling places or at other locations where votes are being counted,” senior DOJ official Richard P. Donoghue told prosecutors in an email Wednesday, according to The Times.
A DOJ official said Thursday that the memo was sent in anticipation of “disruption”. DOJ wanted to make sure that it was clear federal law enforcement is available to help state and locals,” the official said. “DOJ was not sending federal law enforcement anywhere, just making sure state and local officials knew federal government was available to help.”
Donoghue’s message to prosecutors comes as the 2020 presidential election remains undecided, according to Decision Desk HQ. Key battleground states Pennsylvania, Georgia and Arizona have been contested since Tuesday.
President Donald Trump’s campaign has filed lawsuits related to vote tallies in multiple states. Trump has tweeted several allegations of voter fraud in swing states, many of which have been flagged by Twitter.
The American people deserve to have a free and fair election where every legal vote is counted.
Elections Officials in Michigan and Wisconsin Refuse To Explain Sudden Biden Vote Influx
Early Wednesday morning, Joe Biden saw a sudden and dramatic vote increase in Michigan and Wisconsin, leaving the rest of the country with questions as to why and the election officials that are in charge refusing to answer.
Michigan and Wisconsin state officials warned against misinformation being shared online, but wouldn’t comment on specific vote tranches that appeared to show former Vice President Joe Biden suddenly receiving more votes than President Donald Trump. The two battleground states remained tightly contested as of Wednesday afternoon, according to The New York Times.
Voter tallies from both states spiked at around 6 a.m. in favor of Biden, according to graphs of live tallies posted by FiveThirtyEight. Trump tweeted multiple times Wednesday morning claiming that officials are finding votes for Biden “all over the place.”
“I would ask everyone to not repeat misinformation,” Michigan Sec. of State Jocelyn Benson told reporters at a Wednesday press conference when asked about the tallies that appeared to overwhelmingly favor Biden.
Michigan Department of State spokesperson Aneta Kiersnowski told The Daily Caller News Foundation, “We cannot speculate as to why the results lean one way or another. Pairs of election workers, one from each major political party, work together to tabulate ballots to ensure fairness. We remain committed to counting every valid vote so that the results out of Michigan accurately reflect the will of the people.”
The Wisconsin Election Commission tweeted a statement Wednesday saying that the state’s election counting “has gone according to law.”
With so much distrust in the mainstream media and Democrat’s openly saying to do whatever it takes to win, how can the American people begin to rely on the results they are hearing.
Democrats Are Trying To Steal The Election In Michigan, Wisconsin, And Pennsylvania
If you are someone that is following the election process closely, you are probably being inundated with accounts of voter fraud all over the country. Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania are 3 very important states that could decide the next president and Democrats are working overtime to steal the election there.
As reporters and commentators went to bed early Tuesday morning, all three states were too close to call, but President Trump led former Vice President Joe Biden by comfortable margins—far beyond what had been predicted in the polls. None of the networks called these states because enough mail-in ballots remained uncounted that it could swing either way, but Trump’s position looked good.
Then, something strange happened in the dead of the night. In both Michigan and Wisconsin, vote dumps early Wednesday morning showed 100 percent of the votes going for Biden and zero percent—that’s zero, so not even one vote—for Trump.
In Michigan, Biden somehow got 138,339 votes and Trump got none, zero, in an overnight vote-dump.
Twitter was quick to censor anyone reporting on the Biden vote dump. It should concerning to all citizens that Twitter would censor actual vote counts, they must also feel that the statistical possibility of 138,339 votes for one candidate is nearly impossible and must be hidden from the populace.
Buzzfeed reported that the votes for Biden were the result of a “data error”. When the state corrected the error, 138,339 votes went to Biden with zero for Trump.
UPDATE: The influx of 138,339 Biden votes cited in the tweets about Michigan were the result of a data error, according to a spokesperson for Decision Desk HQ. The error was later rectified.
— Jane Lytvynenko (@JaneLytv) November 4, 2020
The Federalist says, “It turns out, the vote dump was the result of an alleged typo, an extra zero that had been tacked onto Biden’s vote total in Shiawassee County, Michigan. It seems the error was discovered only because Davis and other Twitter users noted how insane and suspicious the vote totals looked, and demanded an investigation that uncovered what was either a typo or an incredibly clumsy attempt to boost Biden’s vote count.”
Antrim County, Michigan is a county where Trump beat Hillary by 30 points in 2016. This same county showed totals putting Biden ahead of Trump by 29 points, many journalist pointed out that it can’t possibly be accurate. According to the Federalist, “After the strange results caught national attention, election officials in Antrim County said they were investigating what they called “skewed” results, working with the company that provides their election software to see what went wrong. The county clerk said they plan to have an answer by Wednesday afternoon.”
Antrim County knew it got it way wrong and retracted their count. pic.twitter.com/rBjO8IDRxG
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) November 5, 2020
Then another mysterious all-Biden vote dump happened in Wisconsin. Biden miraculously overcame a 4.1-point Trump lead in the middle of the night thanks to vote dumps in which he got—you guessed it—100 percent of the votes and Trump got zero.
Note the vertical lines below.
On the plus side, it looks like Democrats finally figured out how to flatten the curve.
— Andy Swan (@AndySwan) November 4, 2020
On Wednesday, the Trump campaign demanded a full recount in Wisconsin, citing “reports of irregularities in several Wisconsin counties which raise serious doubts about the validity of the results.”
In Pennsylvania, the Democratic scheme to steal the election is a bit different. Rather than vote dumps that impossibly go 100 percent to Biden, Pennsylvania is relying on the Democratic Secretary of State’s plan to count indisputably late mail-in ballots as though they were received on Election Day—even if they have no postmark.
This plan was of course rubber-stamped by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which cited the need for “equitable relief” to address mail delays amid the pandemic.
Note that this isn’t just about ballots that come in after Election Day, but about ballots that come in after Election Day that don’t even have a postmark—that is, there is no way to tell when the ballots were mailed, or from where.
Regardless of political affiliation, if you are ok with what is happening in these states, you are part of the problem. The legitimacy of this election is beyond flawed, one in which neither side will trust the results.
Full story at the Federalist.