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PorchLightOn 3 points ago +3 / -0

Actually it was just a weird picture I had in my mind, when I signed up. Right after Trump won, I was doing lots of searches for info to argue with lefties. I was a social media newbie, and a political moron. I was clueless, like Martha Stewart walking into a Kurdish war camp with a plate of brownies. I just tried to tell them why I voted for Trump.

I live in a blue city, somewhat isolated. In between calling me names like nazi and racist (lol!) the lefties told me people with my values were dying out in America. I thought of myself like a house keeping a porch light on, in the small hope that some other like-minded person would see it. I really started to wonder if the lefties were right.

Then I stumbled across The_Donald in Reddit, while searching for argument ammo. I knew I was home. Here were all these wonderful, funny, smart, brave people, saying the things I felt in my heart. I didn't know who Pepe was, or what kek meant, so I studied up. I fell in love and never left. It was like a bunch of wonderful patriots all showed up on my front porch. So when I signed up, that was the name that made sense to me.

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PorchLightOn 9 points ago +9 / -0

Thank you, txladyvoter! I had to miss the first part, and will go back and read through your posts.

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PorchLightOn 16 points ago +16 / -0

Listen to how he closes his speeches this way. Then try to imagine anyone on the left speaking this way, with love for our country, and our history.

Never happen.

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PorchLightOn 7 points ago +7 / -0

The world is so upside down. I need these little bits of familiar comfort.

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PorchLightOn 16 points ago +16 / -0

That's the truth. We need a landslide so big the left can't steal it. It's won't be easy, because they'll be loaded for bear with fraud. But not voting only gives our enemy what they want...

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PorchLightOn 2 points ago +2 / -0

That's a really good question. Seems logical to have a secure back up somewhere, but I can't find any info in the state or county election procedures manual that addresses a back up procedure for the EMS.

In this case Ben Cotton (CyFir) told the Senate his team was able to eventually recover the deleted files. The MCBOS also muddied the waters by later claiming that the files weren't really "deleted;" they were just "archived" to a different location...one that wasn't provided to the auditors. I suppose this ambiguity could be presented in a legal challenge, because they might say the records retention law wasn't violated if files weren't permanently destroyed. But I'd like to see the county argue that they didn't try to prevent full compliance with a court ordered subpoena.

You're right; they can't be trusted.

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PorchLightOn 4 points ago +4 / -0

I'm not an IT person; just trying to connect dots from reading articles. I think they needed someone with the expertise to delete the files, the credentials to enter the restricted election server room, and (here's the hard part) the will to break state and federal law in broad daylight by deleting election material before the 22 month deadline.

Looks like Brian Ramirez, a database administrator with the Maricopa County Elections Department, had the expertise, and willingness, but he didn't have the authority to be in the server room. So two other employees gave him access using their card keys. They may have been unwilling to do the illegal deed themselves. Or maybe it would have looked unusual/suspicious for them to be sitting at that keyboard, in a room with glass walls, with people walking around.

County policy requires two people to be in the server room when somebody accesses the keyboard, but the video shows Ramirez was in there alone (and on his phone.) I'm guessing the card key providers (Kristi Passarelli and Charles Cooley) thought not being inside the room might protect them legally.

I'd love for someone (with more IT understanding than me) to explain why this couldn't have been done remotely. Would somebody accessing the server remotely have attracted more attention than somebody doing it sitting at the keyboard?

Policy details in this article: https://tennesseestar.com/2022/08/03/investigation-finds-names-the-maricopa-county-elections-employee-on-video-removing-2020-election-files-from-servers/

Brian Ramirez's also name comes up in this Gateway Pundit article, with emails from 2021 that show Elections Director Rey Valenzuela and Passarelli worrying about how to respond to a request for internet access logs. https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/02/exclusive-maricopa-county-foia-emails-reveal-gross-negligence-missing-internet-connection-logs/

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PorchLightOn 1 point ago +1 / -0

And to be fair to the public, I think the whole adjudication process (as it really exists) has been successfully hidden from our understanding. We're given this romantic narrative that two or three people sit down and look at a paper ballot, and have a thoughtful discussion, reach agreement, and move on.

But I've yet to find a clear description (written description? demonstration video?) of the Maricopa machine adjudication process. It shouldn't be a secret. Pulitzer and others imply multiple ballots could be adjudicated (votes changed) with one click by one person. Is that true? Does the process record the time/date/ID of the human that made the click, and show how many ballots were affected each time? Is that record accessible and understandable by somebody that's not a Dominion employee? Could a citizen request it by FOIA, for example, to know how many ballots were adjudicated, in what amount of time, and who was there?

This degree of opacity in a process that directly affects our basic freedoms should be illegal. The public shouldn't have to go to court to understand how this all works. I'm not surprised nobody is dialed in on it.

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PorchLightOn 3 points ago +3 / -0

That's a very good point about the spoiler campaign votes, and I can see that. I think I'm being influenced a lot by a Rich Baris's reaction to her early votes, because I trust his assessment. In his Locals group, he was pretty honest about being very surprised by the early lead Robson had over Lake, and at one point he just flat out said "The early voting is crooked." It'll be interesting to see if he revises that. He might.

Any guesses about Lake's chances against Hobbs, in November? I expect a pretty epic battle.

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PorchLightOn 7 points ago +7 / -0

I agree with people here saying there should still be an audit. The early voting for Robson was clearly stuffed.

Here's a step in the right direction: True The Vote has already sent preservation letters to the top four counties in AZ, and they've also filed for all of the drop box surveillance video, and sent FOIA requests for all of the ballot chain of custody documents. They did that a while back, and reminded the counties yesterday: preserve your documents, and send us your videos.

Catherine Engelbrecht said yesterday:

"We're going to take a look at Arizona, no matter who wins. The 63K erroneous ballots sent out in Pinal County, the fact that the voter rolls are garbage, all of that needs to be looked into."

True the Vote is showing us the way. Drag this garbage into the sunlight.

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PorchLightOn 3 points ago +3 / -0

Updated Maricopa County totals: Lake 205,416 (46%) vs Robson 202,935 (45%)

Updated AZ totals: Lake 336,153 (46.8%) vs Robson 316,512 (44%)

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PorchLightOn 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'm not sure what the solution to that is other than just overwhelming the election expectations with voters turning out for Kari to such an extent that it can't be usurped by fraudulent efforts.

That's the only solution I see, too.

Don't pay me too much mind. I've gone from an optimistic and generally trusting individual to a skeptical pessimist in the last few years. These backstabbing RINOs in the battleground states, that wound up denying and protecting election fraud...they've really been an eye opener for me. Now I sometimes imagine they're under my bed. ;-)

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PorchLightOn 2 points ago +2 / -0

I agree with you, about the voters. I wasn't clear, but I was thinking more about what the establishment Republican AZ officials might try to pull, to keep MAGA Kari out of office in November, in terms of fraudulent manipulation of election results.

I don't think the Repub legislators really want Katie Hobbs as governor, but I'm aware that 4 of the 5 Maricopa Board of Supervisors are Republicans, for example, as is Recorder Stephen Richards. And they accomplished the Maricopa 2020 steal. I saw so many shenanigans by the AZ Senate (and their attorneys) when it was time to water down or bury the AZ audit results; I now believe some AZ Repub officials are just fine with election fraud in the state. I think they've used it to their own advantage.

So I worry what levers the corrupt AZ Republican officials might pull, to help keep Kari out of their clubhouse, so they can maintain their status quo. In that way, I'm wondering if they might have a common goal with the AZ Dem officials (you know what they say about politics, and strange bedfellows.) I'm still trying to sort this out.

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PorchLightOn 4 points ago +4 / -0

They really can't afford to let Kari in the door, as you said. Even if she wins this primary, what comes next in November will be a battle to the death. And she's not just fighting the Dems in AZ, she's fighting the uniparty, because the establishment Republicans have benefited from the corrupt election system too.

I'm just holding my breath, watching all of this. Trying to help people I know understand what's at stake...and saying a prayer for Kari.

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PorchLightOn 1 point ago +1 / -0

Not really; I just worry about always making my comments too long, lol.

I think it's still a well-thought out combination of a lot of rigs that work together. The AZ voter rolls are still dirty, so those bad names can be used to provide fake votes to be added as needed. They can use adjudication (triggered by errant marks caused by markers, for example) to change or eliminate some votes in the machines. AZ uses electronic adjudication now, thanks to Gov. Ducey signing a bill in 2020, making that legal. No more humans looking at paper ballots one by one. Adjudication happens on machine screens now, supposedly with teams of people... but who's watching?

Add in some possible/probable machine manipulation of the numbers to predetermine the desired count. Then you still need ways to inject fraudulently voted paper ballots into the mix, to back up the fraudulent vote totals, just in case there's an audit. Creating that paper trail keeps the AZ ballot harvesting operation in business too, and that's been going on for decades. If you still don't have enough illegitimate ballots to reach your goal, you can find someone to provide some outright counterfeit ballots, to replace the legit ballots. Whatever it takes to get to the desired outcome.

Using a combination of cheats makes it less likely for any one cheat to put them at risk. If something is uncovered, they can always say "but it wasn't enough to change the election outcome."

Plus they know the more complicated it is, the less likely people will have the patience to understand it, and root it out.

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PorchLightOn 5 points ago +5 / -0

Pinal County AZ fired their director of elections. 12 precincts didn't have enough ballots on Tuesday, and some people were told to go elsewhere, or come back later. Also the same guy was responsible for mailing out 63K ballots without including the municipal races, so the county had to mail out another round of ballots for those races. Voters had to understand they had to return both ballots. Total screw up. The guy was just hired in March, so there's speculation that he wasn't just incompetent; maybe he was brought on board to cause chaos. Fraud is easier to accomplish during chaos.

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PorchLightOn 8 points ago +8 / -0

Unfortunately nothing much has really changed since the Nov 2020 debacle; same Dominion voting machines with proprietary code, same Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, same Maricopa County election workers, same opaque elections procedures, so voters are pretty much shut out of seeing what's going on behind the scenes. And for right now, the same elected RINO legislators that pretend to care, but actually protect election corruption in AZ. It's so frustrating.

If AZ can get Kari Lake in there, with Finchem as Sec of State, and Hamedeh as state AG, then some things could change. (That's why I'm still worried they're gonna try to steal this right in front of us all.)

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PorchLightOn 3 points ago +3 / -0

You're welcome. (I'm just sorry I have nothing to report but utter craziness.)

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PorchLightOn 15 points ago +15 / -0

Not yet; Maricopa County says they're still counting votes, and they'll do another drop of numbers sometime after 7PM Pacific Time tonight.

Tonight's drop is supposed to be a lot bigger than yesterday's, which was only about 5200 votes in the governor's race. Kari won yesterday's small Maricopa update, 48.9% to Robson's 43.4%.

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PorchLightOn 7 points ago +7 / -0

And if this is even a possibility, AND it's basically unknowable because the software is proprietary...and even hidden from people who've been studying this situation for many months... how in the world can using this system be justified?

This is so dangerous, it's ridiculous.

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PorchLightOn 7 points ago +7 / -0

I heard Phillips address this in a True The Vote Locals livestream last night, with Catherine Engelbrecht. They said that David Frisk used to work for ERIC, the "nonpartisan" Electronic Registration Information Center that's supposed to exist to help states identify inactive or illegitimate names on the voter rolls. Crooked secretaries of state, and crooked election commissions, use the ERIC system instead to generate a slush fund of bad names, to be used as needed for illegal votes.

I tried to do some searching this morning to verify the Frisk connection with ERIC. I haven't turned anything up yet that's public info, but so far I haven't seen Engelbrecht or Phillips put out incorrect info.

Frisk was hired in March by Pinal County.

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