New York Congresswoman-elect Claudia Tenney, R, joined Sara Carter on the “Sara Carter Show” podcast Monday to discuss her marathon election victory that was challenged for nearly 100 days and the need for election reforms, such as implementing voter I.D. to restore election integrity.
The New York State Board of Elections finally certified Tenney as the Republican winner against Democratic incumbent Anthony Brindisi in New York’s 22nd Congressional District Monday, after a 97-day review process by a judge.
Throughout the ballot counting process, there were many election irregularities, Tenney said, but no evidence of election fraud.
“This is all been overseen judicially every time there were objections,” Tenney said, explaining why the process took 97 days.
“All of those ballots that were rejected by the [Dominion voting machines] were taken aside and hand counted and actually audited by the boards of election in each county, and every vote was counted for,” Tenney said.
“Not only did we go through and test the machines and do machine counts, the machines were cross checked with hand counts.”
The judge overseeing the election ruled that every valid vote that was cast in New York’s 22nd congressional district had been accounted for.
After the judge’s ruling, Marc Elias, a democratic attorney representing Brindisi, demanded that the ballots be recounted by hand.
“Now, all of a sudden, the democrats and my opponent led by Marc Elias are complaining that we need to hand count the Dominion voting machines. But all of this was actually accounted for in this very exhaustive, thorough process. And it’s interesting, because in a prior brief… Marc Elias’s team said that there is no need for a full re-canvass, it would take too much time and that it’s vitally important this seat be filled by January 3 so the people in the 22nd congressional district have a representative and a voice in Washington. The hypocrisy of this is really just incredible.”
“You’re undermining elections and democratic processes. And you should be having a warning label under your Twitter feed for actually making these kinds of allegations,” Tenney said.
Tenney is calling for the resignation of New York gov. Andrew Cuomo and an entire election reform.
“I would love to have a recall statute,” Tenney said.
“When you have a one-party role in a state where so many jobs and so much is dependent on the governor…a lot of Republicans just say, ‘Hey, we got to stay quiet, he’s gonna cut us off.’ And he uses his leverage, all the time to go after these people and to and to really demand, fealty to the king, in a lot of ways. I think that’s what’s happening in New York. I wish people would wake up in New York State and realize it, and the people who have woken up, unfortunately, have moved out of the state. But we have to stay in fight we have to me we have a state of great future. But we can’t have people giving up.”
“I’m staying here to fight the fight in New York,” Tenney said. “We need to do that. We need to bring our state back. I really think if we could just change the governor and maybe chip away a few seats in the Senate and the Assembly, you can see us come back, we can save our small business community. We’re once the Empire State, we have the largest emigration of people than any state in the country. And they’re going to Florida and Tennessee and Texas. They’re just getting out of here, because they don’t want to be under this one party rule system that the governor has created.”
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MI police memos confirm 2020 nationwide voter fraud; info was even given to FBI
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office has confirmed that there was in fact a state investigation into thousands of suspected fraudulent voter registrations during the 2020 election. Additionally, the information was referred to the FBI. According to police memos reviewed by Just The News, Michigan authorities suspected there was a possible voter registration fraud scheme occurring across multiple states during the 2020 election and were concerned enough to bring in the FBI.
Just The News writes “but what happened since remains mostly a mystery” adding:
Department and Michigan State Police, a firm called GBI Strategies was under scrutiny as an organization central to alleged voter registration fraud in the 2020 presidential election, which was first investigated by city and state authorities before the FBI took over.
Contacts between local law enforcement and the FBI continued into 2022 but there is no evidence of what happened after that in the memos obtained by Just the News through state Freedom of Information FOIA requests.
Police from Michigan interviewed GBI Strategies employees there and cited specific instances of registrations that appeared suspicious or fraudulent, the memos show. One State Police memo described the possible crime being investigated as “Election Fraud by Forgery.”
Specifics of what happened include the city clerk’s office saying that a woman dropped off fraudulent voter registrations on Oct. 8, 2020 and said she worked for GBI Strategies, the police report reads.
The police interviewed the woman, called “Suspect 1” in the police report, and she explained that she “receives $1150.00 a week, hotels services and a rental vehicle for her work.”
She also said she was “tasked with finding unregistered voters and provide them with a form so they can get registered and obtain their ballot,” according to the police report. “Suspect 1 initially stated that her ‘canvassers’ earn money for each person that completes the form. She later told us that they are paid $9.25 per hour with extra money for working weekends.”
Muskegon police interviewed yet another woman who worked for GBI Strategies from Atlanta, Ga. She worked with another man from Atlanta and had a supervisor from New York. The woman also mentioned a Philadelphia office.
Danny Wimmer, press secretary for the State Attorney General,told The Detroit News that GBI Strategies conducts voter registration drives and is headquartered in Tennessee.
Earlier this month, Wimmer, told Just the News that among 8,000 to 10,000 voter registration forms that were submitted to the Muskegon clerk before the 2020 general election, some were suspected to be fraudulent.
“An organization turned in some thousands of voter registrations throughout the fall of 2020, estimated on the high end to be cumulatively 8-10,000, and some within those batches were found to be suspicious or fraudulent,” Wimmer said. There were legitimate registrations within the batches. The city clerk receiving the batches alerted authorities when she began noticing irregularities.
“None of the fraudulent material was incorporated into the state’s qualified voter file, and this had no effect on any ballot requests or associated processes. This attempted fraud was detected because the system worked,” Wimmer added.
The Muskegon Police Department began investigating GBI Strategies after the Muskegon City Clerk’s Office reported suspected voter registration fraud, according to a police report first dated Oct. 16, 2020, which Just the News obtained from a FOIA request.
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