On Wednesday, November 18, 2020 ‘The Five’ blast Don Lemon for criticizing Trump supporters.
Louisiana senator John Kennedy (R) pointed out the disparate treatment of Trump and Biden by the media. The Five’s Juan Williams is more concerned with the failure of having a smooth transition — similar to the rough transition that occurred after the 2000 election, and considered instrumental in the vulnerability that led to the 9/11/2001 terror attacks, according to an article in the Washington Post. Andy Card and John Podesta wrote that less than eight months after Bush’s inauguration, two planes flew into the World Trade Center, killing nearly 3,000 Americans. One of us (Andy Card) had the fateful duty to whisper into Bush’s ear, “America is under attack.” Andy Card served as White House chief of staff under President George W. Bush. John Podesta served as White House chief of staff under President Bill Clinton. Podesta and Card wrote that “delaying the launch of the transition could have real costs.”
Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, Juan Williams, Jesse Waters, Dana Perino, and Greg Gutfeld were on The Five for this episode.
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) comments on President Trump’s efforts to overturn the election results. Aired with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd on 11/18/2020.
On Sunday, November 15, 2020, Chuck Todd said that if Trump doesn’t concede after Georgia recount, there could be a constitutional crisis.
A political crisis term indicating a problem or conflict in the function of a government that the political constitution or other fundamental governing law is perceived to be unable to resolve.
Meanwhile, attorney Sydney Powell says she has clear evidence of voter fraud or corrupt software on Dominion voting machines, and retired Air Force General Thomas McInerney says software (Hammer and Scorecard) designed for the CIA by Dennis Montgomery designed to manipulate other country’s election systems was developed during the George W. Bush administration and changed to target the United States during the Obama administration — moved from the CIA to a SCIF. McInerney said Dennis Montgomery later became a whistleblower.
Gen. McInerney said that mainstream media has ignored his claim, and even Fox News flipped on him — refusing to put him on the air.
A Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF; pronounced “skiff”), in British and United States military, national security/national defense and intelligence parlance, is an enclosed area within a building that is used to process Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) types of classified information.
Evidence of voting fraud continues to grow and insiders in the Intelligence Community warn the CIA could be behind efforts to sabotage the election. One America’s Pearson Sharp has more, including an interview with retired USAF General Thomas McInerney.
Dominion Voting also published a denial and clarification statement on November 17, 2020 on their official website, claiming 1) voting deletion/switching assertions are completely false; 2) election fraud conspiracies claiming a secret CIA program for vote fraud “Hammer” and “Scorecard” exists are 100% false, 3) there were no software glitches; 4) Dominion is a nonpartisan U.S. company; 5) Dominion is not, and has never been, owned by Smartmatic; 6) no unauthorized or last-minute software updates occurred, and 7) there are no issues with the use of Sharpie pens.
A video by R&R Law Group’s Robert F. Gruler II said yesterday that legal commentators believe the Trump v. Bookckvar case in Pennsylvania will be the bellwether for all the Trump campaign’s litigation efforts. According to the R&R Law Group video, more voting irregularity claims are popping up, some with merit and some without.
Trump v. Boockvar in Pennsylvania, Sidney Powell Releases the Kraken? Trump’s 2018 Executive Order
Did Trump predict the future with a 2018 executive order? What did it say? And the big word of the day is “kraken” – did Sidney Powell deliver? Join criminal defense lawyer Robert F. Gruler to discuss the latest legal news involving the election, including:
• Big day in court today for Trump’s team in the case Trump v. Boockvar in Pennsylvania – what happened?
• Trump’s 2018 Election Interference Executive Order gets a fresh look in 2020
• Sidney Powell previews more of the Kracken slow drip with an affidavit from former Smartmatic insider
• Update on Matt Braynard’s voter identification efforts and his team’s findings
• New claims in Nevada and Georgia about voting irregularities – are they enough?
• Ted Cruz grills Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings
• Live chat and your questions at the end of the show!
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Complete Statement from Dominion Voting on November 17, 2020 …
Updated: November 17, 2020
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT: FACTS & RUMORS
DOMINION VOTING SYSTEMS CATEGORICALLY DENIES FALSE ASSERTIONS ABOUT VOTE SWITCHING AND SOFTWARE ISSUES WITH OUR VOTING SYSTEMS.
According to a Joint Statement by the federal government agency that oversees U.S. election security, the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): “There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.” The government & private sector councils that support this mission called the 2020 election “the most secure in American history.”
1) VOTE DELETION/SWITCHING ASSERTIONS ARE COMPLETELY FALSE.
An unsubstantiated claim about the deletion of 2.7 million pro-Trump votes that was posted on the Internet and spread on social media has been taken down and debunked by independent fact-checkers.
Edison Research (ER) has refuted any claims that company data suggests any voting irregularities, including vote switching. Edison Research President Larry Rosin told The Dispatch Fact Check, “Edison Research created no such report and we are not aware of any voter fraud.”
Claims that 941,000 votes for President Trump in Pennsylvania were deleted are impossible. The fourteen counties using Dominion systems collectively produced 1.3 million votes, representing a voter turnout of 76%. Fifty-two percent of those votes went to President Trump, amounting to 676,000 votes processed for the President in Pennsylvania using company systems.
Dominion does not have the ability review votes in real time as they are submitted.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity division has confirmed that it is not possible for a bad actor to change election results without detection.
2) ASSERTIONS OF “SUPERCOMPUTER” ELECTION FRAUD CONSPIRACIES ARE 100% FALSE.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has debunked claims about the existence of a secret CIA program for vote fraud called Hammer and Scorecard.
All U.S. voting systems must provide assurance that they work accurately and reliably as intended under federal U.S. EAC and date certifications and testing requirements. Election safeguards – from testing and certification of voting systems, to canvassing and auditing – prevent malicious actors from tampering with vote counts and ensure final vote tallies are accurate. Read more from CISA.
There have been no “raids” of Dominion servers by the U.S. military or otherwise, and Dominion does not have servers in Germany. CISA has refuted this claim on Twitter, and the U.S. Army has also confirmed to the Associated Press that it’s false.
3) THERE WERE NO DOMINION SOFTWARE GLITCHES AND BALLOTS WERE ACCURATELY TABULATED. THE RESULTS ARE 100% AUDITABLE.
No credible reports or evidence of any software issues exist. Dominion equipment is used by county and state officials to tabulate ballots. Human errors related to reporting tabulated results have arisen in a few counties, including some using Dominion equipment, but appropriate procedural actions have been taken by the county to address these errors were made prior to the canvass process.
The Michigan Secretary of State’s office offers a Fact Check Page which debunks false or erroneous claims about voting in Detroit, as well as a user-error incident in Antrim County.
The Georgia Secretary of State has also repeatedly stated throughout the count that “[a]s the work goes on, I want to assure Georgia voters that every legal vote was cast and accurately counted.”
Dominion’s systems are not responsible for 2,631 uncounted ballots discovered in Floyd County, Georgia during the statewide recount. The Secretary of State’s office has cited clerical error and lack of following proper procedures as the cause.
4) DOMINION IS A NONPARTISAN U.S. COMPANY.
Dominion has no company ownership relationships with the Pelosi family, Feinstein family, Clinton Global Initiative, Smartmatic, Scytl, or any ties to Venezuela. Dominion works with all U.S. political parties; our customer base and our government outreach practices reflect this nonpartisan approach.
As reported by the Associated Press, “Dominion made a one-time philanthropic commitment at a Clinton Global Initiative meeting in 2014, but the Clinton Foundation has no stake or involvement in Dominion’s operations, the nonprofit confirmed.” The meeting included bipartisan attendees focused on international democracy-building.
5) DOMINION IS NOT, AND HAS NEVER BEEN, OWNED BY SMARTMATIC.
Dominion is an entirely separate company and a fierce competitor to Smartmatic.
Dominion and Smartmatic do not collaborate in any way and have no affiliate relationships or financial ties.
Dominion does not use Smartmatic software.
The only associations the companies have ever had were:
– In 2009, Smartmatic licensed Dominion machines for use in the Philippines. The contract ended in a lawsuit.
– In 2010, Dominion purchased certain assets from Sequoia, a private U.S. Company. Smartmatic, a previous owner of Sequoia, pursued legal actions against Dominion.
6) NO UNAUTHORIZED OR LAST-MINUTE SOFTWARE UPDATES OCCURRED.
Claims about software updates being done the night before Election Day are 100% false.
Both Spalding County and the Georgia Secretary of State have verified that a) this type of unauthorized update is impossible, and b) the actual logs from equipment under the custody of the County determined an update did NOT happen the night before the election.
Georgia Voting System Implementation Manager Gabe Sterling has affirmed in his daily press briefing on November 9 that “nothing was done to the [PollPad] system after [October 31],” when voter files were updated as part of normal procedure.
7) THERE ARE NO ISSUES WITH THE USE OF SHARPIE PENS.
Election officials provide writing instruments that are approved for marking ballots to all in-person voters using hand-marked paper ballots. Dominion Voting Systems machines can read all of these instruments, including Sharpies.
The DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, “if a ballot has issues that impacts its ability to be scanned, it can be hand counted.” The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors assured voters that “sharpies do not invalidate ballots.” Dominion has stated that “Sharpie pens are safe and reliable to use on ballots, and recommended due to their quick-drying ink.”