There Sure Is a Lot of Stuff Happening with ‘The Thing’ That Didn’t Happen
We received a very appropriate metaphor this week for The Narrative about “You know, the thing” that happened in November. Joe Biden tripped and fell three times while trying to climb the steps in front of Air Force One. “Sure is windy out there!” declared the White House. “Don’t believe your lying eyes! Joe is as fit as a fiddle!”
We’ve been told not to believe our lying eyes for four months now, with disbelief being grounds for deplatforming people off social media. Well, I’m sorry folks: I believe my own lying eyes. I don’t believe the official narrative anymore than I believe it was “the wind” that knocked Dementia Joe down.
For example, a judge has just ordered a permanent consent decree in Virginia. I emailed my editor fairly early on the evening of November 3 with the first upset of that night. I was crunching the numbers furiously on my calculator and I’ve been covering these sorts of contests for decades, so I like to think I know what I’m talking about.
I told my editor that Virginia had flipped to Donald Trump that night. The math just didn’t work. Trump’s lead by about 8:30 EST that night was insurmountable. The votes simply didn’t exist in Virginia for Biden to catch up – not under any circumstance – let alone for him to enjoy some sort of blowout victory in the Old Dominion State.
You already know how that one turned out, even if Virginia didn’t end up being one of the six contested states in the election. Multiple 300,000 to zero ballot dumps occurred overnight, and it was an impossible Biden blowout.
Not so fast!
A Virginia judge has now authorized a PERMANENT consent decree on the rules in Virginia. From now on, if an absentee ballot shows up in the State of Virginia AFTER election day and that ballot does not have a postmark, the ballot gets tossed out. From the judge:
“If the return envelope has a missing postmark, the ballot shall be rendered invalid.”
In Georgia, a judge has ordered that the ballots in Fulton County can be unsealed for a thorough forensic audit. You no doubt remember Fulton County as the location where the magic suitcases were pulled out from under a table after all the Republican election observers were told to go home for the rest of the night. Election workers then proceeded to run the suitcase ballots through a machine multiple times – and it was all caught on video.
On the one hand, I’m hopeful that an audit of those ballots will uncover something. On the other, we’ve heard so many reports of election officials and the FBI shredding ballots in Georgia that I won’t be too surprised if nothing happens there.
In Arizona, yet another contested swing state, a forensic audit of Maricopa County ballots has been authorized. I’m allowing myself to be just a bit more optimistic about that one.
In Michigan, a judge has just declared that Democrat Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson broke the state’s election laws by making up new rules out of thin air all by herself, just days before the election. Benson decided, with no input from her state’s legislature, that she would apply a sort of “innocent until proven guilty” approach to absentee ballots. She ordered all the state’s local election clerks to “presume” that all absentee ballot signatures were authentic unless they noticed multiple and significant errors on them.
This, of course, is part of the reason why the error rejection rate on ballots in many Democrat states to fall from 1.5% to a ridiculous 0.15% in the 2020 contest. The judge in Michigan ruled that Benson violated basically all the normal processes for implementing a major rule change like this: No public comment period, no timely announcement, no input from the legislature. Benson simply acted as a dictator and changed the rules to benefit her side. Election clerks are hereby ordered to ignore that rule change – which is now null and void – in all future Michigan elections.
In Wisconsin, the state’s Supreme Court has ruled that it was illegal for the Secretary of State and local election officials who suddenly allowed anyone to declare themselves “indefinitely confined” due to COVID so they could cast an absentee ballot. The problem with that rule change, of course, is that “indefinitely confined” people were suddenly able to obtain an absentee ballot without showing a valid ID – which is what Wisconsin law says. So… no more self-declarations of “indefinite confinement” will be allowed in Wisconsin from now on.
It’s been four months since the election, but we suddenly have an awful lot of court cases that are falling in the direction of Donald John Trump. Sure is windy out there!