by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020
(Nov. 6, 2020) — The Founders are furious… I channeled them last night. They are enraged. They are apoplectic at the magnitude of fraud being perpetrated by unprincipled and malevolent Democrat election officials on the nation they founded in 1776. Benjamin Franklin asked: “Who the *%#@& do these jerks think they are?” Thomas Jefferson added: “Find them, try them and put them in jail!” Tellingly, John Jay chimed in: “And somebody please tell me why one party is getting away with running a candidate for Vice-President who is not a natural born citizen. Like Brother Franklin said, who the %#!*& do these idiots think they are?”
Adding insult to injury, much of the criminal behavior is taking place in the cradle of the Republic’s birth: Philadelphia. The Founders’ rage arises in the context of the rapidly accelerating instances of 2020 election fraud being revealed with each passing day, and in some instances, with each passing hour. There are myriad examples of Democrat vote and ballot-counting fraud, which they are no longer even concerned about hiding.
When President Trump prevailed in a court ruling in Pennsylvania ordering that GOP poll watchers be allowed to actually watch the ballots being counted after having been earlier blocked by Pennsylvania Democrat polling personnel, the Democrat Secretary of State appealed the order to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. This, presumably, to reinstitute the practice of preventing GOP poll watchers from actually watching the process. Not a good look.
In Detroit, legally certified poll watchers were banned from witnessing the counting of mail-in and absentee ballots where the Democrats in control of the ballot-counting rooms ordered poll-watchers removed and the windows of the rooms blocked so that those outside could not watch the counting take place. And by the term “counting,” your faithful servant means trashing Trump votes, validating Biden votes and, on occasion, creating brand new Biden votes.
Huge ballot “dumps” – with 100.00% of the hundreds of thousands of votes going to Sleepy Joe and Ineligible Kamala, and not a single vote going to President Trump – appear, like vampire bats in the dead of night to be tendered by the Democrats in Michigan as “newly discovered” and “legitimate.” Sounds a lot like the “elections” that used to take place in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and still take place today in Iran, North Korea and Venezuela… except that the opposition candidates in those dictatorships get at least a few “for appearances” votes, unlike President Trump in Michigan.
These are but a few of the outrages being practiced by Democrats in charge of “counting” ballots in large, Democrat-controlled metro areas across the nation, chiefly Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Philadelphia. To call these anecdotal events voter or election “fraud” is to vastly understate the problem. It is election malevolence elevated to a science by Democrat cheating machinery, aided and abetted, of course, by a Fourth Estate that gives the term “complicity” new meaning.
Yet the greatest fraud being perpetrated relates to jurisdictions where there is no requirement to prove – even minimally – one’s identification or proof of citizenship enabling the voter to cast a vote for president. In those jurisdictions where, literally, any ballot received by mail or anyone can vote in person without proof of who they are and that they are U.S. citizens, those ballots must be invalidated. They must be invalidated because they are tendered in direct violation of federal law.
Yes, Virginia, there is a federal statute – signed into law in a fleeting nanosecond of statesmanship by Slick Willie Clinton while he was practicing his extreme mentoring of Monica Lewinsky – that prohibits, with very limited exceptions, any “alien” (i.e., a non-U.S. citizen) from voting in a federal election for a president or vice-president. That statute is 18 U.S.C. § 611.
The statute prohibits non-citizens from voting for, among others, president and vice-president. Violation of the statute carries a fine of up to $5,000 and imprisonment of up to one year.
Long story short: in every instance where other than in-person voters proving their U.S. citizenship at the time of voting are involved, excluding absentee or mail-in ballots from active-duty military personnel stationed outside of the United States, such ballots which lack proof of U.S. citizenship should be invalidated and declared null and void ab initio (“from the get-go”).
This is not a question of “states’ rights” to determine who their respective Electoral College electors will be. Nor is it a question of state legislators setting statutory parameters for the treatment and securing of ballots once received.
Instead, it is a question of whether, under the Supremacy Clause (Art. 6, Cl. 2), a state and its officials, employees and agents can not only disregard the requirements of 18 U.S.C. § 611, but with impunity and without consequence actively facilitate, enable and promote its violation.
Hint: no can do. That is why the Insurrection Act exists.