July 11 Election Update – The 30,000 Foot View
The 16th in a series of articles that examine where America is headed following the 2020 election.
As we head into a new week, I’d like to provide an update on the status of election audits, investigations, and lawsuits around the country as well as a little strategic perspective.
State by State Roundup
- In Arizona, the state Senate is conducting a forensic audit of Maricopa county’s November election. Currently, the audit is looking at Presidential and Senate races, but it could be expanded to other races. A full report is expected later this summer.
- The Pennsylvania state Senate just began an election audit of three counties: Tioga, York, and Philadelphia. The Senate has issued letters of request for election materials and has asked counties to comply by July 31st. Doug Mastriano said subpoenas will be issued if counties do not comply and said the audit could be expanded to other counties. State officials are already erecting roadblocks to hamper the audit.
- The Wisconsin state Senate has commissioned an investigation of the November election, hiring 3 retired law enforcement officers to look into thousands of complaints and tips. (This investigation is not an audit.)
- In Michigan, Matt DePerno is uncovering election fraud through a lawsuit filed in Antrim county. Most state officials are fighting calls for an audit.
- In Georgia, private citizens have filed lawsuits in several counties and are working to uncover enough fraud to compel state officials to authorize an audit.
- In Washington, state Rep Robert Sutherland is scheduling public hearings to gather evidence of election irregularities.
- In New Hampshire, the town of Windham conducted an audit but state officials have shown little interest in authorizing a larger one.
The 40,000 Foot View
Is easy to react emotionally to news stories about the election. Certain events and interviews are designed as opportunities to disseminate propaganda. Some news stories have no other purpose than to demoralize us. I fight emotional highs and lows by keeping my eye on the big picture and evaluating responses by opponents to our actions.
It may help to think of this as a chess game. In chess, it’s difficult to know who will win in the end, but you can gauge who has the advantage at any point in time by observing how one person reacts to their opponent’s moves.
In Arizona, the state Senate has waged a steady campaign to inspect materials related to the election. The Maricopa Board of Supervisors, the Secretary of State, the Governor, the media, and the Biden administration have made many moves to oppose the audit. They managed to delay the delivery of routers, passwords, and logs, but they have not prevented the audit from moving forward. There is no doubt in my mind that the audit will be completed and the results made public.
A similar series of moves should be anticipated in Pennsylvania. There, the state Senate is using an approach similar to that of Arizona, thus we should expect the media and elected officials to oppose the audit in similar ways. But the Senate has the legal authority to conduct the audit and they will likely prevail.
Georgia is a different story. There, citizens are gaining access to ballots through lawsuits. But as more evidence of fraud comes out, both Governor Kemp and Secretary of State Raffensperger have made public statements admitting that major problems exist with the state’s election system, and they’re warming up to the idea of an audit. The momentum in Georgia has shifted toward a forensic audit and this state may, in the end, put up less opposition to one.
I would expect that once the results of the Arizona audit are made public, if fraud is found, other states may consider audits. We know that representatives from at least 14 states have visited the Maricopa audit. As of June 20th, the Arizona Audit War Room Twitter account claimed that 20 states had sent delegations. (Some representatives have visited the audit and asked not to be publicly mentioned for fear of retaliation.)
20 State Delegations visited AZ to tour what is now being called the GOLD STANDARD for forensic election audits. Audits are a state right and this is just the beginning! ??
— Audit War Room (@AuditWarRoom) June 20, 2021
When you hear about the latest move to oppose election transparency, keep in mind that these people are fighting (and losing) a battle to prevent the truth from coming out. Their moves are reactions to the moves of people who are determined to expose fraud and corruption. Momentum, the facts, and the law are on their side.
If you believe election fraud is a problem in your state, please call and email your representatives and senators and demand an audit.