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State Republican Election Directors in Bed with Socialists
After nine months of witnessing piles of evidence mount that clearly questions the validity of the 2020 election, it’s time to ask some hard questions. Democrats haven’t been asking them. Why should they? They “won.” But, where do Republican election officials stand with the debacle last year? Are they questioning the results? Quite the contrary. Many state election officials appear to be totally in line with the very ones who perpetrated the fraud in the first place.
In researching several organizations, whose members comprise the highest level election officials from every state, one can only conclude that these folks are either knowingly in bed with leftist groups or they are really, really gullible. If it’s the latter, somebody better wake them the hell up before 2022.
I’ve reported before about the Florida Supervisor of Elections (FSE) June 2021 convention in Tampa, Florida, in which Chris Krebs was a scheduled speaker along with Dominion Voting Machines. Krebs, recall, was the Director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) who President Trump fired after saying 2020 was the most secure election in American history. Incredibly, Krebs’ topic at the convention was to be “Misinformation, Disinformation and Rumor Control.”
While Krebs was subsequently replaced by another former CISA rep, the two share ideologies. Do Republican election officials think voters are really that stupid? Apparently so.
The National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) is one of several official-sounding election non-profits in America that are not actually government entities but have direct influence over our state election policies. And they have troubling affiliations. Like the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) covered in Part 1 of this series, NASED’s partnerships are either transparently conflicts of interest or just out-and-out leftists.
Per a recent article in The Gateway Pundit, two “of the major ballot printing shops in the United States certified to print Dominion paper ballot products, Runbeck Election Services in Tempe, Arizona, and the Fort Orange Press in Albany, NY, are both 2021 major donors” to NASS and NASED.” Runbeck also co-sponsored the FSE Convention in Florida along with ES&S voting machines and Democracy Live. Someone ought to be asking why election-related vendors are sponsoring non-profits who dictate election policy at all.
NASED’s website describes itself as “a nonpartisan 501 (c)(3) professional organization that disseminates election administration best practices and information across the states.” [Emphasis mine.] Their members are defined as “limited to state officials whose primary responsibility is the administration of elections at the state level.” With sponsors like Dominion, ES&S, and Democracy Live, what could possibly go wrong? One of Democracy Live’s solutions has been lauded by far-left groups like Sierra Club, National Education Association (NEA), and the California Democratic Party.
Among one of the states bragging most about the election, integrity is Florida. Secretary of State Laurel Lee is a member of NASS, while its Director of Division of Elections, Maria Matthews, is a member of NASED. Both were featured speakers at the FSE in Tampa 2021, so it’s hard to imagine they don’t know who the sponsors were.
As a featured speaker at the NASED winter conference on February 3, 2021, Matthews referenced newspaper articles like an AP story entitled “Yes It Is True – Florida Ran a Smooth Election.”
That might be true. Or, maybe not. The “Subject” line of a head-scratching email that Matthews sent to all 67 Florida county Supervisors of Elections (SOE) on September 10, 2020, reads: “Grant Opportunity/Center for Tech & Civic Life/CTCL COVID-19 Grant Application Portal Now Open.” Center for Tech & Civic Life? Where have we heard that before?
A link in that email leads the Florida SOEs directly to CTCL’s website that includes a very tantalizing offer that sounds too good to be true. The site proudly announces: “Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg have committed $250M to CTCL, which we will regrant to local election jurisdictions across the country to help ensure that they have the staffing, training, and equipment necessary so that this November every eligible voter can participate in a safe and timely way and have their vote counted.” Indeed.
The total donation by Zuckerberg and his wife eventually reached nearly $400M. Even without the hindsight of the 2020 election, who in their right mind would believe “Zucker bucks” would be a good thing for Republicans? Or a fair election? It’s now known that Democratic precincts received a large majority of the funds.
The CTCL donors referenced by InfluenceWatch reads like a who’s-who of far-left organizations. Its co-founders are unmistakable progressives, too. And, according to IW, on “July 30, 2020, CTCL posted a webinar entitled “Combatting Election Misinformation” … claim[ing] Donald Trump himself [had] been a source of disinformation.”
While this knowledge would have been easily accessible by state election officials, it seems pretty obvious no one was paying attention, or cared to.
In a press release dated November 12, 2020, NASED claimed that “[t]he November 3rd election was the most secure in American history. … There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.” That statement was also signed by representatives of NASS, CISA, ES&S, and Democracy Works. Such a definitive presumption mere days after the election is not only highly suspect, it’s incredibly problematic.
The group ends their joint statement, writing, “[w]hile we know there are many unfounded claims and opportunities for misinformation about the process of our elections, we can assure you we have the utmost confidence in the security and integrity of our elections, and you should too.” Seriously?
Father of community organizing and radical leftist Saul Alinsky teaches 13 tactics in his “Rules for Radicals” bible of the left. Tactic #1, “Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have,” has never been played so well then by persuading millions of Americans that 2020 was “the most secure in American history.” The sad truth is how easily so many have bought into this and other scams the left, and sadly many on the right, have fueled.
When one investigates Florida’s election officials’ “partners” deeper, there is no way in hell to feel confident in past elections, much less in those going forward.
The aforementioned Democracy Works is a real case-in-point. According to InfluenceWatch, in addition to its other major leftist donors like the SEIU, Democracy Fund, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Democracy Works has received funding from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations. “Chris Hughes, the co-founder of Facebook, was listed as a member of the Democracy Works board of directors as of September 2020.” Worse still, “Democracy Works is a member of Bridge Alliance, a left-leaning social welfare coalition that supports numerous left-of-center election reform policies and is partnered with the left-of-center PAC Unite America.” You can’t make this stuff up.
The big question arising from these strange bedfellows is not whether leftist groups are solidly embedded into critical election policymaking organizations. That’s a fact. Rather, it is; why are Republicans playing ball at all?
In another joint statement, this one made one day after the 2020 elections, NASS and NASED wrote that “[o]ver the course of the election, more than 100 million ballots were safely and securely cast, both in-person and by mail.” They had their minds made up long before any evidence to the contrary was even presented. Are you ok with that?
If the election of 2020 is not straightened out before 2022, the end result will be no different. We’ll be spending through 2024 chasing our tails trying to prove fraud yet again. By that time, the damage to our country will be irreversible. If our own Republican election officials are in cahoots with the very groups that cheated the first time around, it is up to We the People to boot them out.
The partnerships exposed in this article, taken together with those covered in Part 1, should make every voter question the motives of their state’s Republican election officials. These are blatantly conflicted interest-group affiliations. Concerned voters should write to their governors demanding answers. It matters little which party your election official represents. None should be under the influence of leftists transforming our country to Communism. That ought to be a no-brainer.
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