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Suspicious ELECTION night videos, poll workers blocking observers and alleged shady ballot counting. Will we get answers?



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Update: One of the videos recorded on election night at the TFC Center in Detroit is allegedly of a cameraman loading his equipment and taking it into the ballot counting center.

Suspicious election night videos, poll workers blocking observers and a shady ballot counter captured on camera in Atlanta frustratingly crumbling up what appeared to be a ballot (couldn’t tell) in his hand and tossing it away. 

These are just some of the videos and complaints surfacing on social media this presidential election cycle. Are they what they appear to be? Who knows but these incidents and others like them need to be investigated. The Trump campaign has now launched lawsuits in Nevada, Michigan, Georgia and Pennsylvania.

It’s still too early to call the vote in Arizona, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, Nevada and Alaska. Although Fox News called Arizona for Former Vice President Joe Biden, the cable network was highly criticized for the decision, but the New York Times, which also gave Arizona to Biden pulled back the electoral count on Thursday morning. 

What’s going on in this heated election in America, however, isn’t just being monitored in the United States but around the globe. The failure to get the votes counted on time, lack of transparency at some of the designated ballot counting stations and some questionable actions by those running the polls is leaving people overseas and at home scratching their heads. 

I’m left wondering how this happened in our country and will it be resolved? 

Steven Crowder on his web show Louder with Crowder, interviewed one of the lawyers for the Trump campaign that captured this video in Detroit, Michigan. In the video a man can be seen loading up a a red wagon from a white van in the early morning hours and taking it in to a Detroit ballot counting site. 

The video was taken by a Texas lawyer, Kellye SoRelle, raised serious concern that a “box may have been a ballot box that arrived long after all ballots were expected to have been received at the counting facility.” She’s a member of Lawyers for Trump and in the footage a person in a white van was filmed loading up a red wagon outside the ballot location.

“There’s no one around,: says crowder. “That does not look like a bustling ballot counting operation.” He goes onto describe other issues – like the coolers being carried into the center. He also noted that the polls have been closed for hours and there should have been no counting.

Trump’s campaign lawyers have filed a lawsuit in Michigan, in addition to other swing states. 

They said in statement that “we have filed suit today in the Michigan Court of Claims to halt counting until meaningful access has been granted. We also demand to review those ballots which were opened and counted while we did not have meaningful access.”

It wasn’t just Michigan, people had a right to be concerned about universal mail-in-ballots because they were not requested by the voter, as an absentee ballot would be. 

Former Ambassador to Germany and acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, who is now overseeing issues with the ballots in Nevada Thursday, retweeted a video showing someone who was born in March, 1902 registering to vote and voting in the Michigan election. 

“Recklessly throwing ballots in the mail means illegal votes come back,” said Grenell. “Non-residents and dead people have voted. Democrats planned this. It’s an attack on our Democracy. We must only count LEGAL votes.” 

Another questionable issue was the use of Sharpie pens in Arizona. Although the Arizona board of elections said the use of a Sharpie pen is authorized, others complained that when the pen leaked through the ballot it would become invalid. 

The situation is being investigated, according to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. He said in a letter he posted Wednesday night that his office is investigating claims that hundreds of ballots were tossed or rejected by the use of sharpies. That’s not been confirmed but according to reports in Maricopa County there were people at the polls passing out Sharpies instead of pens.

Brnovich tweeted out a letter sent by Arizona Deputy Solicitor General Michael Catlett demanding Maricopa County Director of Election Day and Emergency Voting Scott Jenson answer questions regarding complaints lodged by hundreds of voters who may have been disenfranchised because they were given Sharpies to fill out their ballots. 

Maricopa County has a significantly higher Republican base and concern that ballots were tossed or not counted began Tuesday with voters complaining on social media platforms, as well as complaints being lodged with the Emergency Voting Office, according to reports. 

You can follow Sara A Carter on Twitter @SaraCarterDC

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Jim Jordan demands IRS explain unexpected visit to Matt Taibbi’s home during testimony



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Matt Taibbi, a journalist who has been the top of the headlines for exposing Twitter censorship at the direction of the Department of Justice, had a surprise visit from an IRS agent at his home.

This visit occurred the same day that he was testifying before the Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government about what he had discovered inside of the Twitter files. Now, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, demands to know why the agency made the visit. also contacted the IRS media relations office Tuesday afternoon and was told by an IRS press officer to send an email for comment. As of Tuesday evening the IRS has yet to respond to the immediate inquiry.

Jordan sent a letter Tuesday to the IRS questioning the visit by the agent to Taibbi’s home in New Jersey. In the letter Jordan demanded that Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen turn over documents and provide all information requested by the committee.

“As the Committee continues to examine how to best protect Americans’ fundamental freedoms and to assist the Committee in its oversight, we ask that you please provide the following documents and information:

  1. All documents and communications referring or relating to the IRS’s field visit to the residence of Matthew Taibbi on March 9, 2023;
  2. All documents and communications between or among the IRS, Treasury Department, and any other Executive Branch entity referring or relating to Matthew Taibbi; and
  3. All documents and communications sent or received by Revenue Officer [James Nelson] referring or relating to Matthew Taibbi.” 

Jordan noted in the letter that his committee is committed to examining “the mounting evidence that the federal government pressured, coerced, and even directed technology companies to take certain actions related to digital content.”

The Republican lawmakers were astonished that “an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agent visited, unannounced and unprompted, the home of one of the hearing witnesses, Matthew Taibbi, an independent journalist who has reported extensively on government abuse. In light of the hostile reaction to Mr. Taibbi’s reporting among left-wing activists, and the IRS’s history as a tool of government abuse, the IRS’s action could be interpreted as an attempt to intimidate a witness before Congress. We expect your full cooperation with our inquiry.”

The letter went on to say that “Mr. Taibbi joined fellow journalist Michael Shellenberger in testifying before the Select Subcommittee during its March 9 hearing. During the hearing, Mr. Taibbi described the serious government abuse on which he had been reporting and on which he testified to the Select Subcommittee. As he explained:

The original promise of the internet was that it might democratize the exchange of information globally. . . . What we found is in the [Twitter] files was a sweeping effort to reverse that promise and use machine learning and other tools to turn the internet into an instrument of censorship and social control. Unfortunately, our own government appears to be playing a lead role.”

Jordan’s inquiry into the IRS is not the first time the Congress has questioned the actions of this private government contracted agency.

In 2013, the IRS admitted that it had been targeting conservative groups that were seeking tax-exempt status. Lois Lerner, who had then headed the IRS, stated that her agency had been scrutinizing groups that had “tea party” or “patriots” in their names. These were almost all conservative non-profit organizations.

Those inquiries by the IRS mainly took place in 2009 and 2010, and as reported in NPR “hundreds of groups affiliated with the party had sought tax-exempt status as 501(c)(4) “social welfare” organizations. IRS demands for documents left many of them in bureaucratic limbo for a year or more.”

Taibbi’s investigation into Twitter’s actions prior to Elon Musk’s takeover revealed major concerns expressed by former President Donald J. Trump and his supporters that the social media giant was censoring supporters.

The investigations by Taibbi proved that shadow-banning was occurring and it was targeting primarily Republican activists, journalists, and politicians using the platform. The evidence proved the the FBI had advised Twitter to not allow stories or posts that revealed the Hunter Biden laptop scandal that had first been reported by the New York Post. Those accurate stories were censored by Twitter and later it was revealed that the laptop did belong to Hunter Biden.

Senate Republicans are also deeply concerned about the actions taken Taibbi.  Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, tweeted Tuesday that the IRS visit to Taibbi “this absolutely stinks to high heaven” because the “IRS has a troubling history of targeting the political enemies of Democrats.”

Two Democrat lawmakers  at the hearing were attempting to get Taibbi to reveal his sources, which is unconstitutional. Taibbi refused to answer Representatives Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, and Stacey Plaskett, D-Virgin Islands questions.

It was during his testimony that Taibbi’s house was being raided by the IRS.

You can follow Alexander Carter on Twitter @AlexCarterDC

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