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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. 

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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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GOP bill proposes extra measures to ensure noncitizens are unable to vote in federal elections

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GOP members of both the U.S. House and Senate introduced a bill to add safeguards to ensure that non U.S. citizens who are already prohibited from voting in federal elections, do not do so. The bill seeks to amend the National Voter Registration Act to require documentary proof of United States citizenship to register to vote.

The Center Square reports that It would require states to obtain proof of citizenship – in person – when registering an individual to vote. Applicants would have to provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote in person, when applying for a motor vehicle license, and when applying to vote by mail. The bill lists accepted citizenship documentation and requirements for voter registration agencies.

U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, led a coalition of 49 Republicans to introduce the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act in the U.S. House. U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, with several cosponsors, introduced the same bill in the Senate.

Citing the border crisis and the greatest number of foreign nationals illegally entering the country in U.S. history, the measure’s supporters expressed alarm that instead of being deported, many are being registered to vote.

“There is currently an unprecedented and a clear and present danger to the integrity of our election system,” House Speaker Mike Johnson said. “And that is the threat of non-citizens and illegal aliens voting in our elections. In the last five and a half months or so, I’ve been to over 101 cities doing events all around the country in more than half the states. The first or second question that I’m asked in every public forum is about election security. Americans are deeply concerned about this. And it doesn’t matter where you live or whether you’re in a blue state or a red state, everyone’s concerned.”

Johnson blamed President Joe Biden and his administration’s policies for for what he described as widespread concern about election integrity.

“… we now have so many non-citizens in the country that if only one out of 100 of those voted, they would cast hundreds of thousands of votes,” the speaker added. “And since our elections are so razor thin in these days that we’re in, just a few precincts in a few states decide the makeup of Congress and who is elected to the White House. This is a dangerously high number, and it’s a great concern to millions and millions of Americans. It could obviously change the outcome of our elections, and this is not an empty threat or concern.”

It is already a federal crime for non-citizens to vote in a federal election. Despite this, Johnson said, “no current mechanism to ensure only those registering or voting are actually citizens. … If a nefarious actor wants to intervene in our elections, all they have to do is check a box on a form and sign their name. That’s it. That’s all that’s required. And there’s a very small chance that illegal would get caught [because] states do not have the election infrastructure in place to confirm what they’ve said.”

Johnson said noncitizens “can simply go to their local welfare office or the DMV and register to vote there,” adding that “states are currently prohibited from asking someone to prove that they’re a citizen when they use the federal voter registration form.”

He also gave examples of “a growing number of localities” that are “blurring the lines for non-citizens by allowing them to vote in municipal local elections.

“You might not know this, but non-citizens are voting,” he warned Americans. “Democrats have expressed a desire to turn on citizens and voters. That’s what this open border has been all about.”

Roy said the proposed SAVE Act “would thwart Democrat efforts to cement one-party rule by upholding and strengthening current law that permits only U.S. citizens to vote in Federal elections.”

Lee said the bill should “pass right away” and unanimously in both houses of Congress. “The only reason to oppose this … would be if you want noncitizens to vote.”

It also would create a new program requiring the Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration to share information with state registration systems. States would be required to identify noncitizens attempting to register to vote by accessing data in DHS’ Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements program and the SSA’s Social Security Number Verification Service. The information would be compared with data from state agencies that supply state identification cards or driver’s licenses.

The bill also would require states to remove non-citizens from existing voter rolls and increases federal penalties for those who register non-citizens to vote in federal elections.

 

 

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