by Stu Cvrk
It is impossible to have watched the election-related hearings in Arizona, Michigan, and Georgia, as well as to have read the signed affidavits in the lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign and Sidney Powell in those three states, without concluding that there was massive election fraud last month. Thirty-six members of the House Freedom Caucus want Attorney General William Barr to release the findings of the Justice Department’s investigation into vote fraud (the one in which apparently none of the hundreds of people who signed the aforementioned affidavits were interviewed), as reported by The Daily Signal.
Meanwhile, here is the election chronology from this point in time forward:
- Dec. 8: Safe Harbor deadline. This is when the states must resolve disputes over which ballots to count and report final vote totals for state certification.
- Dec. 14: Electoral College. By this date, the state governors report election results to Congress via a certificate of ascertainment that identifies which candidate won the state, as well as the slate of electors appointed to the Electoral College. The EC then meets and votes for the president and vice president and sends a record of the votes to Congress.
- Jan.3: New Congress. The newly elected U.S. Congress is convened, and new and re-elected members are sworn into office.
- Jan. 6: Congress counts EC votes. The newly sworn in 117th Congress is convened in a joint session during which the EC votes are counted and the next president and vice president are chosen.
- Jan. 20: Inauguration Day. The newly-elected president is sworn in as president of the United States. According to the U.S. Constitution, if Congress hasn’t chosen a new president by this date, then the newly-elected vice president is sworn in as the acting president. If Congress also hasn’t chosen a new vice president by this date, then the Speaker of the House is sworn in as the acting president.
As more evidence of election fraud continues to be made public, several scenarios could play out from now through Jan. 20 that would result in President Trump being re-elected to a second term. In no particular order:
State Lawsuits Succeed In this scenario, favorable rulings in several of the Trump campaign and other sympathetic lawsuits would result in illegal votes cast for Joe Biden being invalidated, or the election results completely discarded due to an inability to certify the votes due to massive fraud. Lack of certification of states previously called for Biden would at the very least decrement his electoral vote totals below the required 270 vote threshold to be elected president.
State Legislatures Intervene Due to the presentation of evidence of massive voter fraud in state committee hearings and the Trump campaign lawsuits, the state legislatures could vote to certify that President Trump won the given state’s electoral votes. In this scenario, there are various combinations of states previously called for Biden that, if rightfully swung back to the President, would result in his re-election.
U.S. Supreme Court Bundled Ruling The Democrat-media complex has been claiming that all of the Trump campaign’s lawsuits have been “thrown out” to date. While the rulings have not generally been favorable to the President so far, the end game in this scenario would be the Supreme Court bundling several of the state-specific lawsuits together for a blanket ruling on election fraud allegations made in those state lawsuits. In this scenario, there will have been enough evidence gathered to establish a reasonable basis in fact and law that a nationwide effort to cheat on the election was perpetrated on behalf of Joe Biden. The Court would then decertify the election results based on equal protection under the law (individual voting rights violated by counting fraudulent and illegal votes.) The court could also require states to remove the fraudulent ballots and then conduct a recount. Decertification of the election results nationwide would bring the 12th Amendment into play.
The 12th Amendment If the Electoral College cannot cast 270 votes for either President Trump or Joe Biden (the state elections decertified and no EC electors appointed), the 12th Amendment process is then initiated. In this scenario, the House of Representatives would vote to elect the president, and the Senate would elect the vice president. In the House, each state delegation gets one vote, and 26 votes are required to win. In the Senate, each senator gets a vote, with 51 votes required to win. Since the Republicans control at least 27 state delegations in the House in the 117th Congress, President Trump would be re-elected to a second term. With a high likelihood that Perdue and/or Loeffler will be re-elected to a U.S. Senate seat in the special election in Georgia on Jan.5, then Vice President Pence would be selected to a second term.
These scenarios are based on the evidence of election fraud that has been made public since Election Day, including sequentially numbered pristine mail-in ballots counted for Biden, ballot marking device anomalies reported previously here, ballots for Biden counted multiple times, coordinated counting pauses in five swing states on Election night, fraudulent mail-in ballots galore (including from dead people!) and much more. The election fraud that we know about was detailed in sworn depositions from witnesses in state hearings, technical data analyses performed by competent experts, depositions in affidavits sworn under the threat of perjury, and even in videos that captured election fraud criminality such as this one from a retired Army colonel that detailed 35,000 fraudulent votes assigned upfront for Democrat candidates in Arizona.
But what about evidence we have not yet learned about? Remember that President Trump publicly tweeted his predictions of massive election fraud on June 22.
He has repeated those predictions during his campaign appearances and in public statements since then, most recently in a 45-minute speech on Dec. 2.
This means he knew and EXPECTED the massive ballot harvesting using mail-in ballots and other election fraud that was perpetrated by Democrat operatives in many states last month. Is it likely that he knew about it beforehand (he told us he knew about it) and that his only play would be several lawsuits with uncertain outcomes through the states? If anything, over the past four years, we have learned that President Trump is a counter-puncher: He sustains attacks and then hits back with decisive and overwhelming force. And that is what I expect will transpire for this critical issue of election fraud, too.
President Trump thinks strategically. Winning re-election is a tactical victory. I believe his strategic goal is to fix America’s corrupt and fraudulent election system. Over many years, the Democrats and their legacy media allies have propagated a false claim that strong voter ID is equivalent to voter suppression. Many minority Americans and others have bought into that lie that is repeated endlessly by the Black Caucus and white liberals. That lie has masked the very voter fraud in evidence in 2020, and whatever has happened in all previous elections over the past few decades to varying degrees.
What would it take for a majority of Americans to demand that the problem of election fraud be fixed? Since at least half of the country was skeptical about election fraud before this election cycle (thanks to the aforementioned Democrat-media propaganda on “voter suppression”), it would require exposure of a massive Democrat election fraud conspiracy in multiple states, as well as its coordination by the DNC and others, in order for Americans to finally realize that a critical problem exists that must be fixed if we are to ever have free and fair elections again. And this is President Trump’s strategic goal.
If this is indeed the President’s strategic goal, then he must have taken other steps to ensure a decisive strategic victory besides putting all of his eggs into the basket of a few state lawsuits. Here are a couple of those actions which almost certainly were put into play over the past few months. The results from these secret actions would ensure that the President achieves both his tactical and strategic objectives.
FinCEN Evidence One focus of election fraud relates to unsecured and compromised automated ballot marking devices (BMD) from vendors such as Dominion Systems that were used in nearly 30 states this year. Dominion Systems deserves special scrutiny, as the company has direct ties to Democrat politicians. In addition, state election officials, political appointees, and even some governors were involved in selecting Dominion Systems BMDs for use without the constitutionally required involvement of their state legislatures. Furthermore, there have been reports of kickbacks from the BMD vendors to those state officials involved. If there were indeed under-the-table kickbacks to those officials, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) would have been able to track those transactions if greater than $10,000. The mission and authority of the FinCEN to combat financial crimes using Currency Transaction Reports (CTRs) and Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) were detailed here. FinCEN CTR/SAR records would potentially expose MANY of those state officials involved in selecting, installing, and operating BMDs who received kickbacks. Such evidence would further expose a multi-state conspiracy that, when added to other evidence of election fraud and foreign involvement, would shock the nation.
FISA Evidence Speaking of foreign involvement, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and its surveillance warrant approval processes have been detailed throughout the 3-year Russia collusion hoax. FISA provides procedures for legally obtaining physical and electronic surveillance and collection of foreign intelligence information between foreign actors and agents of foreign powers suspected of espionage or terrorism within the U.S. While ironically accusing President Trump of accepting Russian assistance in his 2016 election campaign, the Democrats themselves have claimed throughout Trump's term that election security is a matter of national security. President Trump probably took them at their word on that score. He almost certainly obtained legal FISA warrants on Democrat operatives and others involved in the massive election fraud this year. We have already seen independent media reports of Chinese and Iranian direct access to Dominion System servers on Election Day. FISA electronic surveillance warrants and the National Security Agency (NSA) communications data subsequently would have flagged multiple people in the U.S. and abroad in the election fraud. And real-time monitoring of those communications on Election Day would have captured Democrat efforts to coordinate the Great Pause in ballot counting that took place in the middle of the night, too. FISA evidence of the election fraud conspiracy would be the icing on the cake—or the stake in the heart of Joe Biden’s campaign and the Democrats in general. Pick your own metaphor.
Massive election fraud is being exposed almost daily that involves fraudulent ballots cast for Joe Biden, machine manipulation of votes in favor of Biden, sworn depositions from witnesses in state hearings, technical data analyses performed by competent experts, and videos of criminality captured and presented in exhibits in Trump campaign lawsuits in several states. There is a constitutionally mandated chronology of events that is underway that will lead to the selection of the next president. There are several scenarios within that chronology that could result in the re-election of President Trump. President Trump’s tactical goal is re-election; his strategic goal is to fix America’s corrupt election system. There will almost certainly be other evidence forthcoming from secret measures taken over the past few months to collect evidence of the massive election fraud conspiracy and related corruption.
My preferred Trump victory scenario: Joe Biden concedes after being confronted with the overwhelming evidence of election fraud and the conspiracy to steal the election. A Biden concession would obviate the need for actions by state legislatures and the U.S. Supreme Court to correct the situation. It would take the wind out of the sails of leftist street protestors, Democrat politicians, and the legacy media. Let it all be done!
Stu Cvrk served 30 years in the U.S. Navy in a variety of active and reserve capacities, with considerable operational experience in the Middle East and the Western Pacific. An oceanographer and systems analyst through education and experience, Stu is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he received a classical liberal education. This functions as the key foundation for his political commentary. He threads daily on Twitter on a wide range of political topics, such as the military, foreign policy, government, economics, and world affairs.