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Big Picture, 2022 Midterm Elections Highlight the Distinct Difference Between Ballots and Votes, by Sundance

Democrats collect ballots, not votes, and there’s a big difference between the two. From Sundance at theconservativetreehouse.com:

As the political discussion centers on the 2022 wins and losses from the midterm election, one thing that stands out in similarity to the 2020 general election is the difference between ballots and votes.  It appears in some states this is the ‘new normal.’

Where votes were the focus, the Biden administration suffered losses.  Where ballots were the focus, the Biden administration won.

Perhaps the two states most reflective of ‘ballots’ being more important than ‘votes’ are Michigan and Pennsylvania.  Despite negative polling and public opinion toward two specific candidates in those states, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman achieved victories.

Whitmer and Fetterman were not campaigning for votes, that is old school. Instead, the machinery behind both candidates focused on the modern path. The Democrat machines in both states focused on ballot collection and ignored the irrelevant votes as cast.

Since the advent of ballot centric focus through mail-in and collection drop-off processes, votes have become increasingly less valuable amid the organizers who wish to control election outcomes.  As a direct and specific result, ballot collection has become the key to Democrat party success.

The effort to attain votes for candidates is less important than the strategy of collecting ballots.

It should be emphasized; these are two distinctly different election systems.

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Exclusive: More Than 432,000 Votes Removed From Trump in Pennsylvania, Data Scientists Say, by Allen Zhong

But, but…but there’s no evidence of election fraud, just ask the mainstream media and the big social media outfits. From Allen Zhong at theepochtimes.com:

Pennsylvania election data show that over 432,000 votes were removed from President Donald Trump during the November election, data scientists say.

According to an analysis by the Data Integrity Group, obtained exclusively by The Epoch Times, votes for Trump—from both Election Day and mail-in ballots—were removed from the totals in at least 15 counties.

Time-series election data show Trump’s votes decrementing in various counties at numerous time points, instead of increasing as would be expected under normal circumstances.

The group said Election Day vote removals happened during the vote tabulation process in at least 15 counties, including Lehigh, Chester, Allegheny, Armstrong, Westmoreland, Northampton, Delaware, Montgomery, Lackawanna, Dauphin, Pike, Carbon, Washington, Erie, and Luzerne.

Meanwhile, absentee vote removals occurred in Allegheny, Chester, and Lehigh counties.

A total of at least 432,116 votes—213,707 Election Day votes and 218,409 absentee votes—were removed.

“There were vote movements across all candidates. However, we did not see the same type of negative decrements to any of the [other] candidates that we saw with President Trump’s tallies, and they happened repeatedly with no explanation,” Lynda McLaughlin, a member of the group, told The Epoch Times.

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Dominion Voting Systems ‘Lawyers Up,’ Abruptly Backs Out of PA State House Fact-Finding Hearing, by Debra Heine

What do they have to be afraid of if their machines are legitimate? From Debra Heine at amgreatness.com:

Dominion Voting Systems Thursday night abruptly backed out of attending a fact-finding hearing that was set for Friday morning with the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee.

At a press conference Friday morning, State Govt Committee Chair Seth Grove said the 1.3. million Pennsylvanians who used Dominion’s voting machines have been “hung out to dry and slapped in their faces.”

Pennsylvania lawmakers had scheduled the hearing with the voting machine manufacturer “to help identify and correct any irregularities in the election process,” according to the House Republican Caucus.

“It is vitally important voters have faith in the machines they use to cast their ballots. On the heels of Gov. Tom Wolf unilaterally decertifying every voting machine in the Commonwealth, we need to know whether these new machines met expectations, whether they are reliable and whether they are not subject to interference,” said Rep. Grove (R-York).

Dominion had initially agreed to attend the hearing, before it “abruptly canceled,”  Grove said.

“I was impressed at what appeared to be the willingness that Dominion Voting Systems to address accusations and it would have put 1.3. million Pennsylvanians who used their machines at ease—including myself, thinking that Dominion was willing to publicly back up their product which PA taxpayers invested millions to purchase” he noted during the presser. “Unfortunately, last evening, Dominion Voting Systems lawyered up, and backed out of their commitment to the people of Pennsylvania to provide their input in a public format.”

Grove blasted the company for “retreating into the darkness,” rather than appearing at the hearing with “honesty and integrity.”

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National Election Fraud: Evidence of National Chicanery During America’s 2020 Presidential Election, by Sam Jacobs

This is the best and most comprehensive overview of potential vote fraud nationally, and at the end it has links to four articles detailing the fraud in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. From Sam Jacobs at libertasbella.com:

Regardless of where one falls politically, the sanctity of the vote is a bedrock of a functioning representative democracy. Voters have to believe their vote matters. And that the vote is free, fair, and accurate.

The basic facts of the 2020 American Presidential election are concerning because mounting evidence indicates there’s been a concerted effort by state Democratic Parties to flip the election from President Donald Trump to former Vice President Joe Biden in a number of key swing states with the help of notoriously corrupt Democratic Party machines in at least five American cities — Detroit, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, and Atlanta.

Here are the basic facts of the case: On Election Night when America went to bed, President Trump had a commanding lead in virtually every swing state, as well as Virginia, which no one expected him to win. However, when America woke up the next day, we found that he’d lost these leads, largely on the basis of mail-in ballots found in the middle of the night and out from under the watchful eye of legal election monitors.

What’s more, these massive caches of votes – almost all of which were for former Vice President Biden – came via large dumps primarily from the five aforementioned cities in states predominantly run by Democratic governors.

When one looks at the statistical likelihood of the reported turnout, the numbers are so improbable they’re more at home in a one-party state like Saddam Hussein’s Iraq or North Korea.

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“This Is Trump Country” – NYT Editor Admits Pennsylvania Race May Be Much Closer Than It Seems, by Tyler Durden

You can read polls, or you can go see for yourself what people are saying and how they’re thinking. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:

Even the New York Times is starting to doubt whether polls showing Joe Biden handily winning Pennsylvania, the most critical state in the upcoming US election, which ‘experts’ claim could ultimately decide the outcome of the race.

President Trump’s rallies in PA this week have notably blown out attendance at events held by his rival, former VP Joe Biden. The move has coincided with a late-breaking surge in the polls, something that will likely intensify amid the backlash to riots.

Still, the most recent reading from RCP has Biden ahead, but within an expanded margin of error that many polling experts have advised to apply this year.

To try and get a better handle on the situation, the NYT sent Shawn McCreesh, an editorial assistant for the Opinion Section who apparently grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs to explore how his former homeland, situated just outside Philadelphia, has become “Trump Country”.

McCreesh spends most of the personal essay describing his encounters with Trump supporters at an unofficial “MAGA-themed” store in Bucks County. Personally, McCreesh finds it difficult to believe that Biden is up 13 points in PA: “Polls show Mr. Biden leading by five to 13 points, but I grew up around here and am dubious. This place — the land of hoagies and Bradley Cooper and Rocky Balboa worship and Tina Fey’s “Cousin Karen” accent — has transmogrified into Trumplandia.”

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Lexington & Corona Concord, by Eric Peters

We are starting to see instances of revolt against coronavirus tyranny. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:

At Lexington and Concord, the American colonists pushed back.

The same is beginning to happen at Lexington and Concords all around the country, from the beaches of California – where Face Diapering at all times has just been mandated by the governor and is being hugely ignored by the population – to the fields of Carlisle, Pa – where the Corona Karens have declared the car show must not go on but the car show’s organizers and attendees reply – just try to stop us.

They are ignoring the Karens – right to their Face-Diapered faces!

The car show at Carlisle – it’s much more than just a car show – usually draws a six figure crowd. This enervates the Sickness Psychotics – who are actually just psychotics using “sickness” as the latest pretext for imposing their need to control everything and everyone – to suck the life out of everything. To demoralize the people and keep those people “locked down”  . . . by fear.


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The Shutdown May Soon Collapse in Pennsylvania Thanks to Local Resistance, by Zachary Yost

Finally some good news—parts of America are rediscovering their spines. From Zachary Yost at mises.org:

As in the rest of the country, life in Pennsylvania has been greatly disturbed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the chaos that has resulted from the state government’s attempts to handle the situation. On March 16, Governor Wolf ordered that all “nonessential” businesses be closed for at least two weeks. They are still closed today, and as a result, 1.8 million Pennsylvanians have filed for unemployment. At the end of December of last year, the state estimated that there were roughly 6 million employed persons in Pennsylvania. If we set aside all the workers whose incomes have been reduced through pay cuts or reduced hours, or who for various reasons have not filed for unemployment, still nearly a third of people who were working in December are now out of work.

Such an astounding figure is truly hard to comprehend, and its consequences likely haven’t been fully understood. It is therefore very understandable that Pennsylvanians around the commonwealth are eager to return to work and salvage the situation as much as possible before we are all left destitute. However, Governor Wolf, having assumed emergency powers, seems loathe to let that happen on anything other than his administration’s opaque and poorly understood timetable. Under the current plan, all counties are currently categorized as either red, yellow, or green, with red counties having the strictest restrictions and green ones allowing all businesses to reopen. By May 15, thirty-seven of Pennsylvania’s sixty-seven counties will officially become yellow zones. These counties will include nearly all of western and north-central Pennsylvania.

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The Future is Uncertain and the End is Always Near, by Jim Quinn

Jim Quinn surveys deteriorating Pennsylvania and not quite as bad Colorado. From Quinn at theburningplatform.com:

Yeah, keep your eyes on the road, your hand upon the wheel
Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel
Yeah, we’re goin’ to the Roadhouse
We’re gonna have a real
Good time

The Doors – Roadhouse Blues

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Spending a week driving around a western state 1,700 miles from my stomping grounds in Pennsylvania provides a different perspective on the level of economic, social and political degradation impacting the country. With a daily commute along the crumbling, crummy, gridlocked deathtrap roadways into West Philadelphia, the squalor and decomposition of our civilization is self-evident.

I live in a corrupt state with the highest gasoline taxes, highest tolls, massively underfunded government pension liability, failing government run public schools, suburban sprawl dotted with ghost malls, vacant industrial parks, and urban ghetto shitholes plagued by drugs, murder, welfare mentality, excessive taxes, and left wing politicians.

Politically, the state is virtually split down the middle, with the urban enclaves of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh dominated by Democrats, rural areas dominated by Republicans, and suburbs capable of going either way – but leaning left. Trump won the state mostly due to the lack of enthusiasm for Hillary in Philly and Pittsburgh. If the Democrats weren’t so dysfunctional and beholden to the far left, a moderate Democrat would win the state easily.

The governor is a Democrat and the legislature is Republican controlled, so budgets are virtually impossible to pass, with the only predictable outcome being higher taxes, fees, tolls, and deferral of essential actions to address the billions in underfunded government pensions. The Federal prison has a wing just for corrupt PA politicians. At least life is predictable.

Living in the northwest suburbs, 30 miles from the City of Philadelphia, and commuting into the city on a daily basis for the last 12 years, has given me a good vantage point in assessing the state of the infrastructure, economic trends, and societal decay in my part of this exponentially delusional, debt dependent, chaotic country. The U.S. and my corner of PA. have supposedly been in the midst of an economic recovery for the last nine years.

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Pennsylvania’s Pension Reforms Aren’t Perfect, But They’re Pretty Good, by Eric Boehm

Pennsylvania is implementing implmenting pension reform that might, given time and a little good luck, get the state out of a deep pension hole it has dug for itself. From Eric Boehm at reason.com:

In a remarkable show of bipartisanship, Republican state lawmakers and a Democratic governor in Pennsylvania approved a pension reform bill moving most future public employees into 401(k)-style retirement plan, helping stanch a $70 billion unfunded liability.

Gov. Tom Wolf, who signed the bill Monday, said “This bill is a win for Pennsylvania taxpayers. It’s also fair to Pennsylvania’s workforce.”

The reform is far from perfect, but makes several important changes that should help Pennsylvania with a massive pension debt that will still take decades to get out from under. It could also serve as a model for other states dealing with similar pension problems.