by Joseph DeMaio, ©2020
(Nov. 25, 2020) — Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls and faithful P&E readers everywhere, at the risk of stating the patently obvious: we are nearing a seminal and dangerous juncture in the history of the Republic. We are, in essence, approaching a point of no return where the real possibility exists that two – yes, Virginia…, two – usurpers will occupy the offices of the presidency and vice-presidency. Yikes.
One usurper may well be found to have usurped the presidency as a result of massive and widespread election and voter fraud calculated to illegally install him into the presidency. The other usurper will likely be found to have usurped the vice-presidency because she is not a “natural born Citizen” as required under the Constitution and the 12th Amendment.
Stated otherwise, the Republic is moving toward a precipice which, if tripped, will likely result in the ominous potential fate foretold by Benjamin Franklin in 1787. As recorded, a woman asked him as he left the adjournment of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, “Well, Doctor, what do we have – a Republic or a Monarchy?” Franklin responded, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”
It is beyond ironic that Franklin’s remark – uttered in the very city which today threatens the survival of the nation as we have known it – would have such prescience 233 years ago. And yet, here we are.
As noted here, and here, as well as in other P&E posts, the magnitude and level of corruption and voter fraud being revealed with every passing day should turn the stomachs of anyone interested in preserving the Republic.
The stomachs which remain unconcerned, of course, are implanted in those who have conceived, engineered and detonated unquestionably – if proven to be true – the greatest bamboozling of the American electorate in history.
The mainstream media, naturally, houses many of those acid-filled stomachs, as does the Democrat Party and its leadership along with the intellectual midgets of Hollywood and the faux oracles of academia… except perhaps George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley, who proves that he “gets it” in his “Star Wars Death Star” article. So too does Alan Dershowitz “get it.”
Each day, we see new evidence of the perfidy emerging. The Trump legal team and other litigants have amassed hundreds of affidavits, executed by persons with first-hand, personal knowledge of the fraudulent voting “anomalies” and crimes that took place before, during and after Nov. 3, 2020. Oh, and recall that those affidavits were, by definition, executed under the pains and penalties of perjury.
And please, spare me the nonsensical gibberish about affidavits not being “evidence.” Of course they are “evidence” and admissible as such, subject only to such matters as the right of cross-examination, the “weight” to be accorded to them and whether, for example, they constitute “hearsay” or fall under one of the numerous exceptions to the hearsay rule. See White v. Illinois, 502 U.S. 346 (1992).
And yet, with virtually zero exception, the mainstream media, social media “platforms” [sic: they have now metastasized into “publishers,” thus forfeiting any libel immunities they previously enjoyed] and the television talking heads proclaim that “there is no evidence” of fraud.
Let us be polite here: that is a lie. It is not “misinformation” or an “inadvertent mistake.” It is a known falsehood calculated and disseminated with intent to deceive, also known as: a lie. It is the stuff that Hitler and Goebbels deployed with catastrophic result in the run-up to World War II.
Take a look at just a few examples of affidavit-supported “irregularities.” In Wisconsin, a ”swing state,” the Thomas More Society has filed an affidavit-supported complaint alleging that there are an estimated 150,000 or more fraudulent ballots that must be disallowed under Wisconsin law.
The complaint alleges, among other things, that nearly 100,000 ballots were cast by persons circumventing Wisconsin voter ID laws; that over 25,000 ballots were cast by persons not residing where they were registered; that nearly 15,000 ballots were requested in the name of a registered Republican… who did not make that request. The margin by which Biden “beat” President Trump in Wisconsin was less than 21,000 votes. The reaction from yawning Democrats and their sycophants in the press: move along, now…, nothing to see here…, no evidence of fraud.
That is a lie.
Check out what is happening in Georgia. Sworn affidavits are piling up by election recount personnel detailing, for example, the dead-of-night appearance of stacks of large “pristine” purported mail-in ballots showing no sign of being placed into an envelope (i.e., a folded crease or creases) and with perfectly targeted black marks in the circles for “Joe Biden,” almost as if they were preprinted on the paper constituting the ballot. Soooo…, Brian Stelter…, Chris Cuomo…, Don Lemon…, how, exactly, does one “mail” such a large ballot in a “security envelope,” placing it into an outer “mailing envelope”…, without folding it? Huh? Move along here…, nothing to see…, it’s probably an ancient origami magic trick….
That is a lie.
Now consider Philadelphia, where perhaps the most egregious voting defalcations took place, many within eyesight of Independence Hall and the grave of Benjamin Franklin. There, affidavits have been signed documenting that, truly, “something is rotten in Pennsylvania.”
The affidavits assert that state and municipal employees knowingly mishandled mail-in ballots prior to election day and backdated ballot envelopes after election day. In addition, while Biden purportedly beat President Trump in the popular vote, many “down-ballot” Democrats were sent packing by their Republican opponents. Stated otherwise, we are expected to believe that tens or even hundreds of thousands of “midnight” ballots, all cast only for Biden, should be validated despite the fact that “down-ballot” Democrats, many in office for decades, lost in droves to Republican challengers. Right.
Best of all, we are supposed to believe that while the historical Pennsylvania mail-in ballot “rejection rate” for decades has been between 1% and 3%, stunningly, for the 2020 election, the rate plummeted to 0.03%, some 30 times lower. And, by the way, note that none of this touches the separate issue of whether the Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic software “vote-flipping” anomalies nationwide resided at the core of the fraudulent scheme.
Which brings us to the point: without regard to the ultimate outcome of the myriad cases now crawling through the courts, it may come down to a fight on the floor of the House of Representatives when the Electoral College votes are disclosed and tallied. Jonathan Turley’s website is sub-titled “Res Ipsa Loquitur,” Latin for “the thing speaks for itself.”
That legal principle is usually applied in tort (e.g., accident) cases and operates to allow the conclusion that negligence can be inferred from the very nature of an accident or injury even in the absence of direct evidence on how any defendant behaved. Stated otherwise, but for the inferred existence of negligence, the accident would not have happened.
Election fraud is not a fender-bender civil tort: it is a crime. Crimes should not be ratified and validated. Instead, they should be resisted and, if proved, punished. Here, the mere existence of hundreds of “anomalies” – some more obvious than others and supported by sworn affidavits – constitute the precise species of evidence that “speaks for itself” without the need for further proof.
The legislatures of the swing states where these “speaking-for-themselves” irregularities have occurred need to find the backbone to stop the validation and ratification of what could be the biggest election fraud in the Republic’s history.
Go back and read again the Jonathan Turley “Death Star” analogy as applied to the present situation. Turley correctly notes that driving the battle to the floor of the House may be a long shot. But given the stakes, including the possibility that the nation will simultaneously have in office two usurpers of the positions they hold, one thing is certain: the one sure way to fail is to not make the attempt in the first place.
Recall as well that Luke Skywalker succeeded in destroying the Death Star, but only because he had the courage to try. The “Star Wars” movies are fiction: that which now confronts the Republic is decidedly not fiction. It is instead stark reality… on steroids. Let us see how the lawsuits play out. And let us hope that, if it comes down to it, those in positions that matter will discover the backbone to do the right thing.
And remember what Joe Biden said: “We Democrats have created the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.” Straight from the horse’s mouth… res ipsa loquitur.