Here’s a quick recap of new developments regarding election stories ranging from audits, to proposed legislation, to judicial rulings.
Let’s begin the election recap in Georgia…
A left-wing activist group petitioned that certain provisions of the Election Integrity Act be blocked by the courts. The judge denied their request not wanting to ‘change the rules in the 9th inning’ of an election process that was already underway.
“Election administrators have prepared to implement the challenged rules, have implemented them at least to some extent and now would have to grapple with a different set of rules in the middle of the election,” Boulee wrote in an 11-page order. “The risk of disrupting the administration of an ongoing election … outweigh the alleged harm to plaintiffs at this time.” — EpochTimes
Turning now to Pennsylvania…
Enough light has been shone on the various red flags in that state that those responsible for oversight are looking to learn more about what happened the now-infamous 2020 election so that important lessons can be learned and applied in time for the next one.
A Republican state senator and Trump ally on Wednesday requested election data from several Pennsylvania counties as the first step in a “forensic investigation” of the 2020 election and last spring’s primary, saying millions of Pennsylvanians have “serious doubts” about the accuracy of President Biden’s win there.
Sen. Doug Mastriano of Franklin County, chair of the state Senate’s Intergovernmental Operations Committee, said the requested information from unspecified Republican and Democratic counties would “go a long way to restore trust in our system.” He gave the unnamed counties until July 31 to respond.
…He said the investigation is needed to check on the accuracy of the 2.7 million mail-in ballots that were used in the 2020 election due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Many of these ballots were counted at offsite locations with little outside observation or oversight,” Mr. Mastriano said. “Furthermore, mail ballots without signature verification were permitted to be counted across the Commonwealth. It would defy logic to assume that an election with the kinds of drastic changes we saw in 2020 was run perfectly with zero errors or fraud.”
And now, Wisconsin…
Remember when Zuckerberg used a few hundred million dollars of his own money to push an agenda by using pass-through donations as a way of effectively ‘buying’ the supposedly impartial public servants in Democrat strongholds? He used his millions to hijack government departments with ‘strings attached’ donations whose instructions took precedence over actual laws and election policies as written by those with authority to write them.
We all know just how outraged the left and their media allies would have been had it been someone with an (R) after their name gaming the system like this. But this is one of their buddies helping their GOTV efforts… so that’s ‘different’.
In an effort to protect the one-person-one-vote system, Wisconsin wrote some legislation to prevent private donors from pulling these kinds of strings in the future.
Their Governor, a Democrat, didn’t like that legislation… so he vetoed it.
Wisconsin’s governor this month vetoed legislation that would restrict county clerks and the state election commission from accepting some private funding for administering elections.
Assembly Bill 173 would “generally prohibit any county or municipality from applying for or accepting any non-governmental grants or donations for election administration,” Gov. Tony Evers said in a statement to members of the assembly.
“I am vetoing this bill because I object to restrictions on local governments potentially using supplemental funding for election administration,” the Democrat added, alleging the bill would impose unnecessary restrictions on using private funding.
…Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke, a Republican, panned the veto in a statement.
“Tony Evers had an opportunity to take a stand for free and fair elections in our state by signing this bill,” said Steineke. “Instead, he chose to stand with Big Tech billionaires and liberal political operatives and allowed this dubious behavior to continue into the future.” —EpochTimes
If anyone thought we would be putting this debacle in the rearview mirror quickly, they just weren’t paying attention.