Tuesday, January 12, 2021

ARE THERE REALLY 60 FAILED GOP ELECTION FRAUD LAWSUITS? The Legendary Ivan Koloff Drops a MOAB on the Myth

By Ivan Koloff, Legendary Great

I recently received via an unsolicited email the following message. It begins:

Can you answer the question:  Do you believe the election results are fraudulent and Trump should have won a 2nd term?

I responded to the sender as follows: 

I don’t believe the election results are “fraudulent.”  Nor do I believe that Trump was reelected. 

That said, substantial questions have been raised about the voting process in certain key states, and it is in everyone’s interests to investigate and answer those questions. 

That is why I support the bill introduced by Senator Scott to establish the 2020 Bipartisan Advisory Committee charged with examining the integrity of the November election and making recommendations to State legislatures to improve the security, integrity, and administration of federal elections.

I assume you and your progressive ilk will line up in support of this bill as well.

The original sender answered, commenting on POTUS's after-incident remarks:

I watched Trump's remarks. I appreciate the sentiment and agree with it - but it doesn’t negate all he’s said and done. Over years, he has enabled* the behavior, lies and divisiveness that inevitably led to the well promoted / organized events of Jan 6 and now 5 deaths. He helped convince 70% of Republicans that despite 60 court cases finding no evidence of voter fraud, the election was stolen and the only solution is ’taking over the government’. 

 * No profile in courage for me - remember when the TX Biden bus forced off the road? Rubio said on Nov 3: "We love what they did, but here's the thing they don't know: We do that in Florida every day. ... you know they were protecting his bus yesterday, because they're nice…"

I retorted: 

Do you mind sending me the citations to the “60 court cases” where a judge held an evidentiary hearing that included sworn testimony and written document review before finding  “no evidence of voter fraud”?

Also, regarding the alleged “forcing a TX Biden bus” “off the road,” that story has been debunked.  https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/11/02/no-trump-supporters-didnt-try-running-the-biden-bus-off-the-road-n2579279  And, if it were true, presumably someone who have been charged with a crime.  Are you aware of any such charges being filed?

After a quick 20 minutes of research (as the Koloff family is renowned for its dual skills of photographic memory and Pilates), I then followed up with a more comprehensive review:

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I have not been ignoring you.  Rather, it took me some time to read the multitude of cases litigating the election, which included those identified on the ABA’s website plus some additional cases I came across.  For your convenience and reading pleasure, I prepared a chart outlining these 57 cases, which I encourage you to review carefully.  The bottom line is this: 

  1. Of these 57 cases, 33 (61%) were brought before the election, including a number brought by the Democratic party.  These cases generally involved election procedures and obviously did not address any alleged misconduct that may have occurred during the conduct of the election;
  2. In 50 of these 57 cases (88%), the court did not hold an evidentiary hearing and thus made no findings regarding potential or actual election misconduct. 
  3. In most of the cases brought after the election, the court declined to address the merits of the claims based on various procedural grounds (e.g., standing, mootness).
  4. Even in those cases where an evidentiary hearing was held, the courts reached the merits in only three of these cases. 

In short, your statement that 60 court cases found “no evidence of voter fraud” is demonstrably untrue.

To your specific questions that I have paraphrased slightly below, my responses are as follows:

Why have the states (including Republican-led) certified the results?

The general answer is because the states were required to certify results by specific deadlines after the election – deadlines established by state and federal law.  These deadlines involve short turnaround times and were not established with addressing fact-intensive election challenges in mind.  Indeed, many of the post-election challenges that Trump and individual voters filed in court were brought after certification, which gave courts an easy out for disposing of those challenges without reaching the merits.

Furthermore, most states require that election results by certified at the local, county, or district level as an initial matter, after which certification at the state level is nearly automatic.  And, the election officials who do the certifying are the same officials responsible for conducting the election in accordance with state and federal requirements.  Without being cynical, it is not surprising that an election official would be inclined to certify the results rather than acknowledging that the election may not have been conducted in accordance with law.

What is not final or questionable about the finality of the judicial rulings when no / new evidence has been found or presented?

As noted above, very few cases actually considered whether there was evidence of election misconduct, let alone found that no such misconduct occurred.  And, even in cases where the courts declined to grant relief, some judges expressed concerns about the conduct of the election.  For example, in Constantino v. City of Detroit, the Michigan Supreme Court denied review of the lower court’s ruling on procedural grounds, but stated that its doing so was not intended “to diminish the troubling and serious allegations of fraud and irregularities asserted by the affiants.” Even three justices of the U.S. Supreme Court opined that the conduct of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in modifying state election procedures was almost certainly unconstitutional.

Furthermore, a number of these cases have been appealed, including several that are currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.  To be sure, once Biden is sworn in, it would not be surprising if the Supreme Court dismissed these appeals as moot.  But at least at this juncture, the lower court rulings in these cases are not yet “final.”

Why would a committee be necessary now but has never been needed in any previous election?

The pandemic made this election very unusual, as I am sure you would acknowledge.  The pandemic resulted in the significant and haphazard use of mail-in ballots and ballot harvesting, which were the sources of mischief about which Trump and others complained.  A bipartisan commission could help determine whether such complaints were well-founded and, if so, recommend best practices to address these subjects going forward.

And, like it or not, and whether well-founded or not, a not insignificant number of Americans have doubts about the conduct of the 2020 election.  These doubts could be assuaged by a bipartisan commission.  If the U.S. can have bipartisan commissions on the Kennedy assassination and 9/11, why not have a bipartisan commission on the presidential election of 2020?

Why not hold existing federal and state election security agencies accountable for doing their jobs? 

That is an excellent idea, but it not clear how federal or state agencies are held accountable absent some third party (like a bipartisan commission) finding that such agencies fell short in the discharge of their duties and recommending how such agencies could avoid those shortcomings going forward.

Having dispensed with these arguments, I signed off from Compuserve and bid my counterpart adieu.

Important note for my readers: if you wish to contact me directly, sans engagement with the extremist GAMA miscreants running this particular blog, please email ivan@badblue.com. Thank you for your forbearance.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

"I don’t believe the election results are “fraudulent.” Nor do I believe that Trump was reelected."

Unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

Agree with Anon #1...Legendary Dupe, ya ask me.

Brian said...

At some level- no amount of evidence can penetrate thick skulls. As it was in OJ...so it is with Trump re-election results.

Ana Nimity said...

Italian IT director admits he changed votes from Trump to Biden:

"The text of the general affidavit read:

I, Prof Alfio D’Urso, Advocate/Lawyer, of Via Vittorio Emanuele, Catania, 95131 Italy, do hereby provide the following affidavit of facts as conveyed in several meetings with a high level army security services official:

Arturo D’Elia, former head of the IT Department of Leonardo SpA, has been charged by the public prosecutor of Naples for technology/data manipulation and implantation of viruses in the main computers of Leonardo SpA in December 2020. D’Elia has been deposed by the presiding judge in Naples and in sworn testimony states on 4 November 2020, under instruction and direction of US persons working from the US Embassy in Rome, undertook the operation to switch data from the US elections of 3 November 2020 from significant margin of victory for Donald Trump to Joe Biden in a number of states where Joe Biden was losing the vote totals. Defendant stated he was working in the Pescara facility of Leonardo SpA and utilized military grade cyber warfare encryption capabilities to transmit switched votes via military satellite of Fucino Tower to Frankfurt Germany. The defendant swears that the data in some cases may have been switched to represent more than total voters registered. The defendant has stated he is willing to testify to all individuals and entities involved in the switching of votes from Donald Trump to Joe Biden when he shall be in total protection for himself and his family. Defendant states he has secured in an undisclosed location the backup of the original data and data switched upon instruction to provide evidence at court in this matter.
I hereby declare and swear the above stated facts have been stated in my presence.
DATED this 6th day of January 2021 at Rome, Italy.
General Affidavit"

Anonymous said...

But the author believes in the Loch Ness monster, unicorns, and the Easter Bunny. Go figure.

Anonymous said...

JOE BIDEN, you are being used by Democrat operatives to place Cameltoe Harris immediately into the Presidency. They are making sure your reputation is even now being sullied and you will go down in History books as a corrupt useful idiot for Hillary's "reset". Your race to occupy the office is matched only by their race to remove you.
If you want to retain the upper hand of a winner, confess what you know about Voter Fraud and as "the head of the Democrat Party" cede the Office back to President Trump then go and live your unique life. Blaze the history books, be celebrated, and be found useful in the Trump Administration.
Stiffing Barry and Big Mitch has always been your dream, so do this and live a large life. What a mark eh?

Kaptain Krude said...

I would really like to see this chart that is mentioned. It had been on my mind to make something like this, but I haven't been able to find much information.

Anonymous said...

Here's a MOAB:

RI Governor Gina Raimondo used military authority to override state legislative authority to modify RI's 2020 General Election in clear violation of the U.S. Constitution.

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// You’ll first need to know how RI Law is organized.
//
// Rhode Island General Laws are a collection of 47 Books known as Titles.
// Each Book is composed of a varying number of Chapters, and within each Chapter, a varying number of sections.
// Each fully referenced section is a “statute” typically found on a single web page.
//
// RI Code can be interpreted as Book/Title-Chapter-Section etc., so RI 30-15-9 is RI Title 30, Chapter 15, Section 9.
//
// The RI General Law Titles (Books) can be found here: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/
// Notice they reside in the General Assembly - the authoritative body responsible for creating and maintaining them.
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On 9 March 2020 Governor Gina Raimondo declared a health emergency with RI Exec. Ord. 20-02 explicitly citing RI 30-15-9(e) as her authoritative basis. She used the same authoritative basis for subsequent executive orders.

RI Const. Art.IX Sec.3 declares the executive "the Captain general and commander in chief of military and navy." RI Title 30 laws exist for Military Affairs and Defense.

RI 30-2-1 makes the Governor the Commander-in-chief of RI.

Within Title 30 Chapters 1 through 14 are "Military Code of Rhode Island" which establishes a military chain of command and a military code for defense personnel to operate under.

The remaining Title 30 are laws for managing the civilian population during emergencies while operating as commander in chief. RI 30-15-2 defines the purposes of Chapter 15 as emergency management specifically for "disasters".

RI 30-15-9(e) only provides for suspension of laws "...if strict compliance...would in any way prevent, hinder, or delay coping with the emergency,..."

R.I. 30-15-9(e) only exists to allow immediate response when normal governance would exacerbate the situation.

With Exec. Ord. 20-82 issued on 2 Oct 2020, Gov. Raimondo did not merely suspend statutes, but modified them given the clear title on the order: 77th Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Modifying Processes for the Predominantly Mail Ballot General Election.

This is an unlawful assumption of legislative authority by the Governor through an executive order that violates US Const. Art. I, Sec.4 Cl.1 and Art.II, Sec.1, Cl.2.

Election laws NEVER fall under military chain of command authority. That's not a "Republican Form of Government" (U.S. Const. Art. IV Sec. 4)

But what about COVID19? ---From 9 March 2020 to 2 Oct 2020 is 6 months and 19 days.
Where is the immediacy? When seconds count, she only had months available!

RI Const. Art.IX Sec.7 explicitly gives the executive authority to convene the state legislature as needed "...and in case if (sic) danger from the prevalence of epidemic or contagious disease, in the place in which the general assembly is by law to meet,..."

With an unknown virus, her early actions were based on military authority. However, 6 months, 19 days provided clearly defined options for convening the general assembly as necessary to deal with legislative issues related to epidemics and contagious diseases.

It's impossible to think that when considering the legality of her options that RI Const. Art.IX Sec.7 would be missed.

Governor Gina Raimondo invoked a military urgent disaster response law to modify election laws so her party could maintain more legislative authority and she could gain a presidential cabinet seat. This is a clear case of election fraud.

Look into the public documents cited above on your own and come to your own conclusions.

The (Deplorable) MUSEman said...

Did you know that approximately 80% of people who post a comment containing the phrase "BREAKING NEWS", "BLOCKBUSTER", "MOAB", "SCANDAL", "MUST READ!", etc. do not include a reference link as to the actual source of the information they post?

Proven fact. Just look at my sources and come to your own conclusion!

Heh.

Anonymous said...

There is election fraud to such a magnitude that even Ivan Koloff would have recognized it had he looked.

Anonymous said...

If there is no fraud, then why the lack of transparency? Why are those who supposedly perpetrated the fraud doing all they can to silence those who want to investigate? Why the lies from those who orchestrated the "possible" fraud?

doc182 said...

Better question: why the vote shredding?

Anonymous said...

Hey The (Deplorable) MUSEman

I normally don't respond to comments, but you linked up a blog, and I think you honestly thought this came from somewhere else.

Go read the title of "Ivan Koloff's" post re: MOAB.
Sarcasm & tongue in cheek is not an exclusive thing.

I'm the original author of research I posted in the comment.
It's not referenced anywhere else.

But just to humor you:

RI General Law Titles : http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/
RI Governor Executive orders: https://governor.ri.gov/newsroom/orders/
RI Constitution: http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/riconstitution/Pages/constintro.aspx
US Constitution: https://constitution.congress.gov/constitution/

If you download these directly yourself you might find them more credible - yes?

And had you looked, you'd find I'm actually in the 20% that do post links in my work.

Go read between the literal "lines" ----------------- above.

Anonymous said...

Why would you post this article on Doug Ross Journal? Weird. Would like to have asked him why he thought Jeffrey Epstein really committed suicide.

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