If true, this can only be a cover up operation. Even if the documents were just taken into FBI custody rather than returned to the shredder, given the complete lack of interest FBI has displayed in election fraud so far I do not believe there is suddenly any active investigation. The FBI is just making sure it covers things up for Biden.
I didn't post much of Byrne's extra-ballots-in-Georgia saga because it was suspicious but not clearly criminal. Maybe the ballots were marked differently for some reason, but that was unproven. Printing extra ballots for emergencies is understandable. Printing LOTS of extra ballots is suspicious, but not clearly fraudulent. Shredding the ballots right after the election is suspicious, but could have been from an earlier election. I wanted to wait until we had an actual forensic analysis of the ballots in bulk.
Now it looks like we won't get that because the FBI shredded the evidence.
The frantic panic to censor social media and remove Trump
I have never, ever seen such an insane, coordinated panic among such theoretically independent actors as I have seen following Trump's capital hill demonstration. Following a relatively minor series of trespassing incidents which may credibly be attributed to false-flag operatives, including claims that police literally opened doors to let people inside, we got a mass panic by Congress that conveniently prevented any actual evidence of election fraud from being aired. After a rush to blame all this on Trump, despite Trump calling for peace and for protesters to go home, there were coordinated moves to ban Trump from communicating with his followers directly on every platform in use. Twitter, banned. Facebook, banned. His direct-email provider, banned. Parler, banned from Apple and Google app stores as soon as Trump signed up. Shopify, banned. The man is still President for a few weeks, and they are banning him from basically everything in an obviously coordinated and unjustified fashion. That's censorship, and it just happened here.
The sanest claim I've seen is that if they impeach him (and the Senate convicts), he can't run again. But the 25th Amendment angle wouldn't do anything about that, so it can't be about future elections. There's no way Trump nukes Iran or China on his way out, that's insane, and I don't believe Trump is insane.
They submitted the report within hours of the electoral college vote being counted, meaning that it was being deliberately withheld prior to that for political purposes. Yet another act of treason by the intelligence agencies against the president.
It sounds like they left out a lot from what they did submit, too.
I don't encourage violence, but after the rampant and continuing censorship of the last year combined with two elections in a row characterized by dramatic and obvious fraud, it's hard to see what else is really left. The soap box has been censored by Big Tech, the ballot box has been stuffed with fraudulent votes. There are a lot of people out there looking at Box #3 and asking for a reasonable alternative to opening it. One of the key advantages of democracy is that you can change the government peacefully and without the bloody mess.
Sure, we can "try again in 2022", but what assurances are there that those elections will be any less rigged? Especially if the Supreme Court now has 15 justices and the Senate has members from DC and Puerto Rico?
We've had a year of relentless riots and looted cities by Antifa and BLM, and now, NOW, they want to condemn violence? And they want to condemn Trump for inciting the violence after banning his speeches on Twitter that called for peaceful protest? And they are already turning, once again, to the 25th Amendment removal claim?
I can read the signs. This is yet another media narrative. A stolen election, with Pence (predictably) declining to act; a protest, some agitated violence, and the media narrative all ready to go about how Trump must be removed immediately and we can't wait another few weeks to have an orderly transfer of power.
At this point, I see almost no possible path for Trump to remain. I think we're kinda screwed there. But, interestingly, I see that the left is still terrified enough that they want Trump out of office right away, and we still have the hanging-fire of the DNI's foreign interference report and Trump's last-minute shuffles.
Study by John Lott suggests almost 300k excess votes
Lott is undeniably a statistical expert with serious credentials and experience. That said, I'm not sure I follow his reasoning here, beyond claiming that there are noticeable differences in voting patterns where there shouldn't be.
The good thing about this is that it manages to explain from head to tail how the fraud works -- not very clearly from the testimony but all the pieces are there for the first time.
Basically, the machines are set up to send large numbers of ballots into the adjudication process. We've seen examples of about 68% (Antrim County in Michigan, one county in Nevada) and one in GA where 93% were adjudicated (above). Maybe this is done via differences in ballot printing by region, or the use of Sharpie pens that produce bleed-through. The point is, the machines scan large numbers of ballots that they cannot read automatically. These ballots must be adjudicated by humans.
Those ballot images, after being adjudicated, are deleted and replaced with newly generated ballot images from the adjudication process. Possibly the adjudicated ballots are also printed, so paper copies would exist -- in the case of absentee ballots, paper copies that had never been folded for mailing or handled by human hands; the marks would be made by the printing device. The adjudication process itself can be done remotely over the internet with no audit logs, and the machines can be hacked into with relative ease.
The "traditional" fraud by mail-in voting, ballot harvesting, and so on still happens. But it's less necessary once the machines have sent enough ballots to adjudication. The adjudication process itself controls the results.
Facebook still disabling GOP political advertising right before the election
It's "unacceptable", but it's going to happen, and the Senate just shut down the last realistic chance to remove Section 230 protections from Big Tech. This sort of thing will keep happening now that the lack of consequences have been demonstrated.
Wisconsin resolution to award electoral votes to Trump
So, the tricky parts here are: it has to pass both sides of the Wisconsin legislature (but probably does not need a governor's signature); it doesn't actually assign electors, just says the State Assembly shall take up legislation... and finally, if it happens on Thursday, it will be after Congress has had their official count (January 6th, or Wednesday). Does the timing matter here, if it's still before the 20th? I don't know. Maybe. And it wouldn't even be the timing of this resolution, but the timing of actual legislation to reassign the electors, which isn't even explicitly promised.
Even if the resolution passes, we still need to actually pass something reassigning the electors, and at least two other states to do the same for the total to change.
This is progress, but it's not the game-changer Gateway Pundit thinks it is.
So in other words, they picked the target, investigated something, found nothing, and then looked for some other crime, any other crime, to continue the investigation and hopefully find some way to "get" their target.
Clinesmith sentencing delayed until after inauguration
This seems like a transparent delay to push the event past Biden's inauguration, should it take place. That would enable the Biden administration and DOJ to potentially take steps to interfere in the process, despite Durham's special counsel appointment.