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Arizona ballot sample followup: 2500 more to be sampled after 3 percent vote impact discovered, 100 sample found Trump affected 3%, AZ GOP lawsuit

Arizona ballot sample followup: 2500 more to be sampled after 3 percent vote impact discovered, 100 sample found Trump affected 3%, AZ GOP lawsuit

“Attorney Sidney Powell 42k ballots in Arizona with only Joe Biden selected on ballots”…Maria Bartiroma show

“.@realDonaldTrump has made it abundantly clear he’s more interested in pandering to his neo-nazi base than being @POTUS for all Americans.”…Katie Hobbs Arizona Secretary of State

“The certification of Arizona’s FALSE results is unethical and knowingly participating in the corruption that has disenfranchised AZ voters,” …Jenna Ellis

 

From the AP.

“2,500 ballots to be inspected in suit by Arizona GOP chief

County election officials agreed Wednesday to expand their inspection of certain ballots in metro Phoenix that are being challenged in a Republican lawsuit that seeks to reverse Joe Biden’s victory in the state.

Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward, who filed a lawsuit contesting the election results, is looking for irregularities among the nearly 28,000 ballots in Maricopa County that were duplicated by elections officials because voters’ earlier ballots were damaged or couldn’t be tabulated. She requested a broader examination of the ballots after a court-ordered inspection of 100 duplicated ballots on Tuesday found two instances in which votes cast for Trump were cancelled in the duplication process.

Before the judge could rule on Ward’s request at a court hearing, the county offered to review 2,500 additional duplicated ballots.”

“Ward’s lawyers say the inspection of 100 ballots found that one person’s vote for Trump was ultimately recorded as a Biden vote and that another person’s vote for Trump was cancelled when the reproduced ballot contained votes for both the Republican incumbent and a write-in candidate.”

Read more:

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-lawsuits-arizona-elections-phoenix-b4b79038c51ece4078eb2f6bcd326a21

Real News from Citizen Wells not presented by “fraud expert” AP.

2 percent of the sample of 100 was flawed. That alone is disturbing and a game changer.

That is a 3 percent vote swing.

And apparently all you have to do in AZ to dismiss a Trump vote is scribble a write in candidate on the ballot.

Reported at Citizen Wells yesterday.

https://citizenwells.com/2020/12/02/arizona-breaking-election-news-2-of-sample-of-100-duplicate-ballots-lost-trump-vote-gop-chair-person-kelli-ward-video-1-switched-to-biden/

 

 

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Rudy Giuliani appears before Michigan House Oversight Committee today 6:00 PM Dec 2, 2020 Watch live, Giuliani to present evidence of election fraud

Rudy Giuliani appears before Michigan House Oversight Committee today 6:00 PM Dec 2, 2020 Watch live, Giuliani to present evidence of election fraud

“We discovered that these systems are subject to different types of unauthorized manipulation and potential fraud,”  “There is a reason that Texas rejected it,”...Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

“Trump’s not gonna win. I made f*cking sure of that!”...Eric Coomer, executive with Dominion Voting Systems

“The comments made accusations of racism and threatened me and members of my family,”   “The Wayne County election had serious process flaws which deserve investigation. I continue to ask for information to assure Wayne County voters that these elections were conducted fairly and accurately. Despite repeated requests I have not received the requisite information and believe an additional 10 days of canvas by the State Board of canvassers will help provide the information necessary.”...Monica Palmer affidavit

 

From WXYZ News.

“Rudy Giuliani to appear in front of Michigan House Oversight Committee today

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and the man in charge of Trump’s fight to overturn election results in several states, will appear in front of the Michigan House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

Committee Chair Rep. Matt Hall, a Republican from Marshall, announced Tuesday that he will appear in-person in front of the committee. Previously, Giuliani was invited to submit written testimony.

According to Hall, the point of having Giuliani there is to get answers and provide information regarding election security and transparency.

“We can go a long way to achieving this by going straight to the top. Mr. Giuliani believes there were many problems with how this election was conducted and has alleged that there was significant fraud in Michigan,” Hall said. “I am glad we were able to find time to make this work with the President’s legal team.”

The committee hearing will happen at 6 p.m. Wednesday.”

Read more:

https://www.wxyz.com/news/election-2020/rudy-giuliani-to-appear-in-front-of-michigan-house-oversight-committee-on-wednesday

 

 

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Katie Hobbs AZ Secretary of State: Trump derangement syndrome not illegal, Election fraud coverup and lying on vote certification is, Arizona hearing

Katie Hobbs AZ Secretary of State: Trump derangement syndrome not illegal, Election fraud coverup and lying on vote certification is, Arizona hearing

“Evil and stupid is a bad combination.”...Citizen Wells

“Attorney Sidney Powell 42k ballots in Arizona with only Joe Biden selected on ballots”…Maria Bartiroma show

“.@realDonaldTrump has made it abundantly clear he’s more interested in pandering to his neo-nazi base than being @POTUS for all Americans.”…Katie Hobbs Arizona Secretary of State

 

The Arizona election hearing with AZ state legislators, Trump legal team and numerous credible witnesses is still ongoing as this is written.

Being approx. half way through, it is abundantly clear that the vote totals certified by Katie Hobbs AZ Secretary of State this morning are not accurate and that Hobbs is guilty of fraud and a coverup.

Why? She obviously has Trump derangement syndrome and as is typical of irrational people of her agenda, the end justifies the means.

From the AP:

“Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs certified the election results alongside Gov. Doug Ducey and Attorney General Mark Brnovich, both Republicans, and state Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Brutinel.

Hobbs and Ducey both vouched for the integrity of the vote count.”

https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2020/nov/30/arizona-certifies-bidens-narrow-victory-over-trump/

Hobbs has been uncooperative refusing to allow voter machine testing and brushing off problems such as the Sharpie Pen controversy.

Why?

From Citizen Wells November 13, 2020.

Katie Hobbs, as Arizona Secretary of State, is the top elections official.

She Tweeted the following on August 15, 2017.

https://citizenwells.com/2020/11/13/arizona-election-fraud-bias-incompetence-begins-at-top-katie-hobbs-2017-tweet-attacks-president-trump-and-followers-neo-nazi-base-outside-audit-required/

Her history of Trump derangement syndrome goes way beyond that.

Katie Hobbs
@katiehobbs

There are Trump t-shirts. And people not embarrassed to wear them. In airports.

 

Katie Hobbs
@katiehobbs

There is so much deplorable at Trump rallies it’s hard to keep track.

 

Katie Hobbs
@katiehobbs

The President is on the side of the freaking Nazis. Don’t just say stuff – DO SOMETHING!!!

 

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/11/12/az-secretary-states-history-disdain-trump-his-supporters-so-much-deplorable-trump-rallies/

There are more.

Obviously President Trump and his voter supporters were not going to get a fair shake in Arizona.

Katie Hobbs should be recalled and prosecuted!

 

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Georgia “enjoined from wiping or resetting any voting machines” Judge Tomothy C. Batten November 29, 2020, Hearing December 4, 2020

Georgia “enjoined from wiping or resetting any voting machines” Judge Tomothy C. Batten November 29, 2020, Hearing December 4, 2020

“We discovered that these systems are subject to different types of unauthorized manipulation and potential fraud,”  “There is a reason that Texas rejected it,”...Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

“Trump’s not gonna win. I made f*cking sure of that!”...Eric Coomer, executive with Dominion Voting Systems

“F-E-L-O-N-Y. — Lin Wood Drops Late-Night Bombshell: “Would someone ask my never-to-be friend Brad Raffensperger @GaSecofState if he has seen this tape of election fraud at State Farm Arena in Fulton Co., GA?”…Attorney Lin Wood

***  Update below  ***

From Pearson et al v Brian Kemp et al November 29, 2020.

“Defendants are ordered to maintain the statue quo & are temporarily enjoined from wiping or resetting any voting machines in the State of Georgia until further order of the Court.”

“The court will hold a in-person hearing on Plaintiffs’ motion on Friday, December 4, at 10:00 AM, EST”

Read more:

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/20417863/order-in-pearson-v-kemp.pdf

***  Update 7:20 AM  Nov 30  ***

Lin Wood

@LLinWood

What??? Judge reversed order based on Defendants’ claim that GA Counties control voting machines. Machines are owned by State &

administers state laws on elections. Why are GA officials determined to wipe these machines clean be resetting them?

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Georgia Trump lawsuits shocking per attorney Jay Sekulow, Filed Nov 23-24, “This is something completely separate.”, “how poorly run they ran the elections”

Georgia Trump lawsuits shocking per attorney Jay Sekulow, Filed Nov 23-24, “This is something completely separate.”, “how poorly run they ran the elections”

“We discovered that these systems are subject to different types of unauthorized manipulation and potential fraud,”  “There is a reason that Texas rejected it,”...Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

“Trump’s not gonna win. I made f*cking sure of that!”...Eric Coomer, executive with Dominion Voting Systems

“The voter participation rate in DeKalb was 67.8% a major red flag.”…Citizen Wells

 

From NewsMax November 21, 2020.

“Jordan Sekulow to Newsmax TV: Pending Georgia Lawsuit ‘Shocking’

An election challenge lawsuit planned to be filed early this week is new and will be “shocking,” according to President Donald Trump lawyer Jordan Sekulow on Newsmax TV.

“We have got lawsuits likely to be filed in Georgia on either Monday or Tuesday; I can’t get into the details,” Sekulow, the son of Trump personal attorney Jay Sekulow, told Saturday’s “America Right Now.

“I can’t tell you right now, but what’s coming in Georgia will be shocking, when we file this in federal court Monday or Tuesday,” Jordan Sekulow told host Tom Basile. “It’s nothing that we have talked before. It’s not what you heard in the press conference [Thursday] either.

“This is something completely separate.””

“”They’ve got to be outcome determinative, but I will tell you, the Lt. Gov. [Geoff Duncan] in Georgia, the Secretary of State in Georgia [Brad Raffensperger] in Georgia, they’re in for quite a shock on Monday and Tuesday about how poorly they run and they ran – there’s going to be a proof – of how poorly run they ran the elections in one of their major counties,” Sekulow said.”

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https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/georgia-lawsuit-jordan-sekulow-constitution/2020/11/21/id/998154/

 

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Monica Palmer Wayne County Michigan canvasser interview Nov 20, 2020, I did not sign certification, “The Wayne County election had serious process flaws”

Monica Palmer Wayne County Michigan canvasser interview Nov 20, 2020, I did not sign certification, “The Wayne County election had serious process flaws”

“”You’re a traitor!” yelled the boy. “You’re a thought criminal!””...George Orwell, “1984”

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”…Ephesians 6:12 

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”…Edmund Burke

 

From Citizen Wells November 19, 2020.

“In a stunning development out of Wayne County, Michigan – two GOP members of the Board of Canvassers have rescinded their certifications of the Nov. 3 vote, claiming they were bullied into approving the election results in the state’s most populous county, which includes Detroit and surrounding areas.

Their initial refusal to vote placed the Board in a 2-2 deadlock, putting in jeopardy the state’s ability to certify Joe Biden’s win. Hours later, the two flip-flopped and agreed to certify. Now, they’re taking it back.

I rescind my prior vote to certify Wayne County elections,” wrote Monica Palmer in a sworn affidavit, who along with fellow GOP board member William C. Hartmann refused to certify the election on Tuesday. The two fell under intense pressure from the left – with Palmer claiming that her family was threatened (via Just The News). The two were also doxxed over social media.

“The comments made accusations of racism and threatened me and members of my family,” continues Palmer’s affidavit, addimg: “The Wayne County election had serious process flaws which deserve investigation. I continue to ask for information to assure Wayne County voters that these elections were conducted fairly and accurately. Despite repeated requests I have not received the requisite information and believe an additional 10 days of canvas by the State Board of canvassers will help provide the information necessary.”

Hartmann, in a similar affidavit, wrote “I voted not to certify, and I still believe this vote should not be certified.” He added that he and Palmer “were berated and ridiculed by members of the public and other Board members.”

“The public ostracism continued for hours…” he continued – next describing how he was told by Wayne County attorney, Janet Anderson-Davis, that “discrepancies [in the vote] were not a reason to reject the certification, and that he only voted to certify “based on her explicit legal guidance.”

“Later that evening, I was enticed to agree to certify based on a promise that a full and independent audit would take place,” he said – only to learn on Wednesday that state officials had reneged or would otherwise not honor the audit.””

https://citizenwells.com/2020/11/19/wayne-county-certification-votes-rescinded-gop-members-of-board-of-canvassers-threatened-by-modern-day-nazi-brown-shirts/

 

Monica Palmer affidavit.

https://www.scribd.com/document/484930678/img-201118215108-pdf

 

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Pennsylvania House: Dominion Voting Systems refuses to testify Nov 20, 2020, PA GOP house members press conference, Watch video

Pennsylvania House: Dominion Voting Systems refuses to testify Nov 20, 2020, PA GOP house members press conference, Watch video

“We discovered that these systems are subject to different types of unauthorized manipulation and potential fraud,”  “There is a reason that Texas rejected it,”...Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

“Trump’s not gonna win. I made f*cking sure of that!”...Eric Coomer, executive with Dominion Voting Systems

“It’s Massive, Criminal Voter Fraud! – It’s Going to Blow the Mind of Everyone In This Country!”...Attorney Sidney Powell on Dominion Voting Systems 

 

From GateWay Pundit November 20, 2020.

“Dominion Voting Systems BACKS OUT from Testifying Before Pennsylvania State House Committee — What Are They Hiding? …Update: Presser at 10 AM”

“BREAKING: Last night, officials with Dominion Voter Systems backed out of testifying before the Pennsylvania House State Govt Committee today. PA House Republicans will hold a press conference this morning to address Dominion’s failure to appear.”

“Dominion Voting supply the systems for voting in the swing states of Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona, Michigan etc. In 2014 & 2015 they donated $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation.”

“TODAY AT 10:
After Dominion Voting Systems backed out of attending a planned fact-finding hearing with the #PAHouse State Government Committee, committee members will now hold a press conference to discuss the election.”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/breaking-dominion-voting-systems-backs-testifying-pennsylvania-state-house-committee-hiding/

Watch video:

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/live-stream-video-pa-gop-house-members-hold-presser-dominion-voting-systems-refuses-testify-house-committee/

 

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Wisconsin recount must focus on illegal absentee ballots, Democrats try to block proof, Rudy Giuliani revealed, Dane County 88% vote rate smoking gun

Wisconsin recount must focus on illegal absentee ballots, Democrats try to block proof, Rudy Giuliani revealed, Dane County 88% vote rate smoking gun

“We’ve Identified 450,000 Ballots that Miraculously ONLY have a Vote for Joe Biden”…Attorney Sidney Powell

“Dane county had a 88% rate. Considered high anywhere.   There were a total of 344,745 votes for president and 390,887 registered voters.   The influx of illegal absentee ballots, likely with just Joe Biden selected, likely raised the rate.”…Citizen Wells

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”…Edmund Burke

 

We have been questioning the high voter rates in Wisconsin of 88% or higher since the November 3 election.

One of the 2 counties selected for recount, Dane, had a 88% rate.

https://citizenwells.com/2020/11/19/dane-county-wisconsin-88-voter-participation-rate-explanation-from-rudy-giuliani-trump-legal-team-press-conference-more-absentee-ballots-than-requested/

Rudy Giuliani in his press conference yesterday, November 19, 2020, provided absentee ballot numbers for Dane and Milwaukee counties that explain the high percentages.

He stated there were 60,000 ballots in Milwaukee County and 40,000 ballots in Madison (Dane County) without applications.

This is in direct contradiction to Wisconsin law which Giuliani also explains.

Go to around 27:20 in the following video:

Wisconsin Democrats are trying to prevent the Republicans from accessing the Absentee Ballot application data.

From the Washington Examiner.

“The Trump campaign’s Wisconsin recount effort has been approved after hours of sparring over the ground rules about how votes in the state’s two most populous counties would be reviewed.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission, which is a partisan body comprised of three Republicans and three Democrats, held a special meeting Wednesday evening, although when election staff and Democrats proposed changes to the manual that guides recounts, Republicans cried afoul.

The Trump campaign declined to petition for an entire statewide recount, which was estimated to cost some $7.9 million, and instead fronted $3 million for recounts in Milwaukee County and in Dane County, where Madison is located. Both counties are Democratic strongholds that voted overwhelmingly for President-elect Joe Biden.

The proposed change that sparked a major point of contention was waiving the requirement for clerks to provide the original absentee ballot applications for the absentee ballots that are to be reviewed during the recount. The commission deadlocked 3-3 along partisan lines on the matter, and after hours of debate, the proposed change fell through.

“Our whole point was, why change this now right before the recount — it’s kind of a big deal — why change this now, especially when so much of what the president’s argument is has to do with absentee ballot applications,” a GOP official told the Washington Examiner on Thursday morning, characterizing it as an attempt at an eleventh-hour change after the Trump campaign has already put down $3 million to pay for the recount under the existing rules.

The Trump campaign has alleged that absentee ballots were improperly disbursed during a two-week in-person voting period.

“Municipal clerks across Wisconsin issued absentee ballots to voters without requiring an application, in direct conflict with Wisconsin’s absentee voting safeguards,” the campaign said in a news release. “Wisconsin law expressly requires that absentee ballots may not be issued without receiving a written application requesting the ballot.”

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https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/wisconsin-recount-begins-with-a-partisan-fight-over-recount-rules

 

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“President Elect”, Do not lie to my grandkids, No President Elect until Congress certifies votes of electors of Electoral College, No winner of general election yet

“President Elect”, Do not lie to my grandkids, No President Elect until Congress certifies votes of electors of Electoral College, No winner of general election yet

“Our Constitution is in actual operation; everything appears to promise
that it will last; but nothing in this world is certain but death and
taxes.”     Benjamin Franklin

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”...Abraham Lincoln

“The (American) press, which is mostly controlled by vested
interests, has an excessive influence on public opinion.”... Albert Einstein

 

 

DO NOT

LIE

TO MY

GRANDKIDS

There is no President Elect!

For that matter, there is not a winner of the general election yet.

The fake news media lies constantly.

We are supposed to be better educated.

I was and I expect the folks teaching our kids to be.

In the general election, we elect electors of the Electoral College who meet and elect the president.

Even then there is no President Elect until Congress certifies those votes in January.

Make sure your grandkids are taught this!

From Citizen Wells December 13, 2008.

Presidential Election

ELECTORAL COLLEGE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q: What is the Electoral College?:

A: The Electoral College was established by the founding fathers
as a compromise between election of the president by Congress and
election by popular vote. The people of the United States vote for
the electors who then vote for the President. Read more

Q: Frequently asked questions:

A: Read more here

Q: Why did the Founding Fathers create the Electoral College?:

A:  The Founding Father’s intent

Here is a quote by Alexander Hamilton who, like many of the founding
fathers, was “afraid a tyrant could manipulate public opinion and come
to power.” Hamilton wrote in the Federalist Papers:

“It was equally desirable, that the immediate election should be made
by men most capable of analyzing the qualities adapted to the station,
and acting under circumstances favorable to deliberation, and to a
judicious combination of all the reasons and inducements which were
proper to govern their choice. A small number of persons, selected by
their fellow-citizens from the general mass, will be most likely to
possess the information and discernment requisite to such complicated
investigations. It was also peculiarly desirable to afford as little
opportunity as possible to tumult and disorder. This evil was not least
to be dreaded in the election of a magistrate, who was to have so
important an agency in the administration of the government as the
President of the United States. But the precautions which have been so
happily concerted in the system under consideration, promise an
effectual security against this mischief.”

Q: What are the state laws governing Electors?:

A: List of states and restrictions on Electors

Q: What are so called “Faithless Electors”?:

A: “The Supreme Court has held that the Constitution does not require
that electors be completely free to act as they choose and therefore,
political parties may extract pledges from electors to vote for the
parties’ nominees. Some State laws provide that so-called “faithless
electors” may be subject to fines or may be disqualified for casting
an invalid vote and be replaced by a substitute elector. The Supreme
Court has not specifically ruled on the question of whether pledges
and penalties for failure to vote as pledged may be enforced under
the Constitution. No elector has ever been prosecuted for failing to
vote as pledged.” Read more here

The US Supreme Court Obviously has not given Electors the option to
violate the US Constitution. Therefore, obviously, if the presidential
candidate is qualified, party pledges and state laws are permissable.

Q: What must an Elector be aware of when voting for a presidential candidate?:

 A: The following are important considerations when casting a vote. Voting
as instructed by a political party, another person, or a state law in
conflict with the US Constitution or Federal Election Laws is a serious
matter. Those not voting in accordance with higher laws are subject to
prosecution and may be guilty of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
High Crimes and Misdemeanors

UNITED STATES ELECTION LAW

“The following provisions of law governing Presidential Elections are contained in Chapter 1 of Title 3, United States Code (62 Stat. 672, as amended):”

“§ 8.   The electors shall vote for President and Vice President, respectively, in the manner directed by the Constitution.”

ARE ELECTORS REQUIRED TO VOTE ACCORDING TO POPULAR VOTE?

“There is no Constitutional provision or Federal law that requires
electors to vote according to the results of the popular vote in
their States. Some States, however, require electors to cast their
votes according to the popular vote. These pledges fall into two
categories—electors bound by State law and those bound by pledges
to political parties.”   (From US National Archives)

SO CALLED “FAITHLESS ELECTORS”

“It turns out there is no federal law that requires an elector to
vote according to their pledge (to their respective party). And so,
more than a few electors have cast their votes without following the
popular vote or their party. These electors are called “faithless
electors.”

In response to these faithless electors’ actions, several states
have created laws to enforce an elector’s pledge to his or her party
vote or the popular vote. Some states even go the extra step to
assess a misdemeanor charge and a fine to such actions. For example,
the state of North Carolina charges a fine of $10,000 to faithless
electors.

It’s important to note, that although these states have created these
laws, a large number of scholars believe that such state-level laws
hold no true bearing and would not survive constitutional challenge.”
Read more here

STATE LAW EXAMPLE: PENNSYLVANIA

Ҥ 3192. Meeting of electors; duties.
The electors chosen, as aforesaid, shall assemble at the seat
of government of this Commonwealth, at 12 o’clock noon of the
day which is, or may be, directed by the Congress of the United
States, and shall then and there perform the duties enjoined upon
them by the Constitution and laws of the United States
.”

“The mysteries of the Electoral College has enabled Pennsylvania
to play an unusually major role in determining who is President.
In 1796, Thomas Jefferson defeated John Adams in Pennsylvania’s
popular election by only 62 votes, but the Pennsylvania electors
gave Jefferson 14 votes and Adams 1, though Adams did win the
Electoral vote, 71 to 68.” Read more here

ELECTORS HELPED SAVE THE UNION

1860 election: 4 electors in New Jersey, pledged for Stephen Douglas,
voted for Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln.

Q: What happens after the Electoral College vote?:

A: Electoral College procedures

Q: What is the significance of your vote?:

A: The US Constitution clearly gives the states the power
and duties associated with electing a qualified president.
It is also clear that the states have not performed their
duties to ensure that the Electoral College votes will be
for a Qualified candidate. The Electors have a constitutional
duty to perform that supersedes any party contract or state
law. Each day that passes without verification of eligibility
of any candidate being voted for by Electors, brings us closer
to a constitutional crisis. There are pending court cases before
the US Supreme Court and state courts. Congress will meet in
January to count and certify votes and there will certainly be
challenges in Congress. If Congress or the courts shall fail to
do their duty, a Supreme Court Justice will be faced with a
decision to uphold the Constitution. The crisis will increase
in intensity.

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NC legislature proposes dumping Common Core, Conservatives most vocal opposition, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest opposes common core, Gov McCrory favors, Input from parents teachers administrators citizens

NC legislature proposes dumping Common Core, Conservatives most vocal opposition, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest opposes common core, Gov McCrory favors, Input from parents teachers administrators citizens

“…and Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They [socialists] always run out of other people’s money. It’s quite a characteristic of them.”…Margaret Thatcher

“When an opponent declares, “I will not come over to your side,” I calmly say, “Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.”…Adolf Hitler 

“We control life, Winston, at all its levels. You are imagining that there is something called human nature which will be outraged by what we do and will turn against us. But we create human nature. Men are infinitely malleable.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

 

From WRAL April 24, 2014.

“Lawmakers propose dumping Common Core standards in NC”

“North Carolina would begin walking away from the Common Core standards for math and English in public schools under proposed legislation that a student committee approved Thursday.

The full General Assembly will take up the measure when it returns to session in mid-May.

“Common Core is gone July 1 if this passes,” said Sen. Jerry Tillman, R-Randolph, one of the measure’s leading proponents. “This bill puts education back where the constitution says it belongs – in the hands of North Carolina.””
“The standards have come under fire nationally. While some political liberals have questioned how the standards were developed, political conservatives have been the most vocal in their opposition. They criticize the measures as a federal takeover of education.

“We’ve allowed the Common Core standard to be hijacked by the federal government for the sake of money,” said Rep. Craig Horn, R-Union.

While he initially favored the standards, Horn said that they made the state too dependent on the federal government.

“I just feel that it is time for the state of North Carolina to take responsibility for our own education system and not be dependent upon or subservient to the federal Department of Education or anybody else outside North Carolina for what we do in education,” said Rep. Larry Pittman, R-Cabarrus.

Some members of the committee, mainly Democrats, blasted the bill.

“I think we are going down this road to appease a section of the political spectrum that is more conservative and is distrustful of Obama and the federal government,” Rep. Tricia Cotham, D-Mecklenburg, said after the meeting.”

Read more:

http://www.wral.com/lawmakers-propose-dumping-common-core-standards-in-nc/13591055/

From the Greensboro News and Record April 13, 2014.

“Why North Carolina should get away from Common Core

By Dan Forest

North Carolina should have the highest education standards in the world, but we can do better than Common Core.

Four years after Common Core was adopted by the State Board of Education, many students, parents and educators are getting their first glimpse of the implications of the new standards in the classroom. Yet after months of questions about the challenges of the standards from parents and educators, few answers have been revealed. Here is why we can to better than Common Core:

1. Local control of education is a bedrock of our nation. Parents, teachers and school boards should have ultimate control and authority over the education of their children. Common Core is a copyrighted set of standards, designed by two unaccountable national trade associations and pushed by the federal government through Race To The Top grants ($400 million in North Carolina) for states that adopted the standards. These standards cannot be changed or modified by state or local authorities. The argument is that we can add to them; however, the reality is that we cannot change anything written in them. Common Core is inflexible in meeting the demands of rapid change that is occurring around the world.

2. A One-Size-Fits-All set of standards for all of education in America is un-American. America is a nation of diversity and innovation. Each student is unique, and for the first time in the history of the world, through high-speed broadband technology and one-to-one devices in the hands of every student, we have the opportunity to customize curriculum and the education experience to each and every child. Our 50 states should be recognized for the innovation laboratories that they are, and they should be allowed to innovate in education, constantly improving standards and teaching methodologies in order to share their ideas with other states. A one-size-fits-all set of standards restricts that level of innovation.

3. Why would we settle for anything less than the best standards for North Carolina? Massachusetts had the best math standards in America, so why did we not start by adopting its standards for our students? Massachusetts educators improved their standards over decades, and they had been tried, tested, rewritten and aligned with working assessments. The Common Core standards still have not been tried, tested or rewritten for success four years after adoption in North Carolina. Why would we roll out Common Core to every school and every student in our state, all at once, without proper vetting and testing?

4. Common Core does not prepare our students for STEM education or careers.The promise of Common Core was that it was to be rigorous, internationally benchmarked, and it would prepare our students for college and career. Unfortunately, experts admit that rigor is difficult to define; the standards were never internationally benchmarked, and there is much debate as to Common Core college alignment. Experts have noted that the Common Core math sequence does not prepare our students for a rigorous STEM education in the university, nor does it prepare our students for STEM careers.
Why would the Chamber of Commerce, the conservative Fordham Institute, the Gates Foundation and others support Common Core despite its inability to prepare our students for STEM careers? Because there are significant financial interests for each. Experts have also noted that replacing classic literature with informational text, such as Consumer Reports, does not help our students develop better critical-thinking skills or reading skills.

5. Teachers need to be free to teach. Common Core is just another set of bureaucratic mandates that will force teachers to teach to the test. There has been much frustration from the teaching community regarding this aspect of No Child Left Behind, so the federal government created waivers from NCLB only to replace it with more burdensome guidelines that will take creativity and innovation out of the classroom. If we want innovation in education, we should focus less on standards and more on allowing our teachers to do what they do best — teach.

These are just a few reasons why Common Core should be replaced in North Carolina, not mentioning the high cost of implementation at a time when we need to increase teacher pay. Nor did I mention technology readiness for the standards, or even data collection of student information. It is time to replace Common Core with the best standards in the world — North Carolina standards.”

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