By Daniel John Sobieski
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) is one of those people who thinks they are the smartest person in the room, which is usually true in their case until someone else enters. As our Constitutional Republic disintegrates under the weight of a corrupted electoral process, he would split constitutional hairs to allow others, including SCOTUS of the empty-robed Chief Justice John Roberts, to shred and ignore the U.S. and state constitutions, to steal the 2020 presidential election from Donald J. Trump in the biggest crime spree in history.
Sen. Sasse is an ignorant coward, the Sgt. Shultz of the Senate, who sees, hears and knows nothing, lest he offends the Deep State and their allies in Big Tech and the legacy media. How else could he claim that doing what the Constitution and laws of the United States allow you to do, letting elected representatives of we the people contest on the floor of our Senate and our House of Representatives an election stolen from us? As Sasse claimed:
“The president and his allies are playing with fire,” Sasse said in a lengthy Facebook post Wednesday night. “If you make big claims, you had better have the evidence. But the president doesn’t and neither do the institutional arsonist members of Congress who will object to the Electoral College vote.”
A clever phrase which only shows the difference between being glib and being articulate. Those who will contest this stolen election in the Senate and the House have the evidence. Sasse may not have seen it because he is not looking for it but he would have if he had read any of the election worker and poll watcher affidavits sworn to under penalty of perjury. Did Sasse watch any witness testimony under oath by witnesses to election chicanery in any legislative hearing in any of the contested states?
Sasse would claim as the liberal swamp tweets in unison that every election lawsuit alleging fraud has been dismissed. Name one court anywhere that has allowed an evidentiary hearing or ordered a forensic audit of the actual ballots, including the signatures on the absentee ballots? Or are we merely to accept the fact that they have been thrown away in many instances, and move on that a basement dweller like Joe Biden could amass more votes than Hillary Clinton, Barack Hussein Obama, and Donald J. Trump? Have your office, Sen. Sasse, call Sidney Powell and the others who have risked stellar legal careers and reputations to defend this country from its electoral assassins. What are you willing to risk, Sen. Sasse?
Playing with fire? That’s the torch of liberty, the same torch that adorns the Statue of Liberty, a torch lit centuries ago by men who risked their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to give us a republic where we the people select our leaders, not software companies, activist judges, and media titans. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) has seen and heard the evidence and is willing to light the way to the truth, the truth that will keep us free.
Democrat Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen agreed with Sasse, calling Hawley “grossly irresponsible” despite the fact that Van Hollen participated in just such a challenge when it was his ox being gored.
“First of all, I don’t hear the Democrats making such outrageous claims when they were the ones who were objecting during the electoral college certification in 2004 and 2016. Democrats have done this for years to raise concerns about election integrity,” Hawley said on Fox News. “Now when Republicans and 74 million Americans have concerns about election integrity, we are supposed to sit down and shut up? Somebody has to stand up here.”
The lawmaker pointed out that Van Hollen did not object to then-Sen. Barbara Boxer’s, D-Calif., formal objection to Ohio electors during the 2005 certification of President George W. Bush’s reelection and therefore defeat of then-Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass.
Boxer had been formally joined in her objection by the late Rep. Stephanie Tubbs-Jones, a Democrat from Cleveland.
“I think Van Hollen in 2005 — January 2005 — personally praised the Democrats in the House and Senate who objected during the certification process as it was their right to do,” Hawley said. “Every senator and House member has the right to object if they want to. It is a judgment call on their part.”
We are a union of states, operating by the consent of the governed, and any state is harmed when another state is allowed to willy-nilly ignore its own state constitution and the Constitution of the United States in favor of the whims and agendas of activist governors and activist state courts.
The U.S. Constitution actually says the state legislatures determine things. The Electors Clause — Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution — provides that “[e]ach State shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors, equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress.”
States are not allowed, as in Pennsylvania, to do end-runs around constitutional imperatives. When the governor of Pennsylvania could not get last-minute Biden-friendly election changes through the state legislature, he went to an activist “living Constitution” state Supreme Court which gleefully complied. Except that governors and state courts are not allowed to bypass state legislatures. As Hawley notes, Pennsylvania is the poster child for elected fraud:
Hawley singled out the Keystone State, accusing officials there of “not follow[ing] their own laws in the election process.”
In 2019, the Republican-majority legislature passed Act 77, which was signed by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. The new law allowed for no-excuse absentee voting, among other measures — but several state Republicans have claimed the Democratic-majority State Supreme Court legislated from the bench when they issued 2020 orders giving voters until the Friday after Election Day to submit those ballots through the mail and essentially negated signature verification requirements.
“We had unprecedented interference with the biggest most powerful of corporations all in favor of Joe Biden, censorship like we have never seen before,” Hawley said referring to Big Tech like Facebook and Twitter.
Who does Sasse believe selects electors? The state legislature or the state courts? A lawsuit by the Amistad Project of the non-partisan Thomas More Society attempts to correct this grievous usurpation of constitutional power:
The Amistad Project of the non-partisan Thomas More Society has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia demanding that legislatures in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin be allowed to certify electors prior to congressional certification.
“Kings and Queens dissolve parliaments and legislative bodies, not Governors. At least that was the case until this year. Governors in these contested states have declared themselves to be the law due to COVID and are now actively preventing the state legislatures from exercising their constitutional authority to review the election process,” said Phill Kline, Director of the Amistad Project.
The lawsuit argues that current federal and local statutes interfere with state legislatures’ constitutional right to certify Presidential electors, in a direct violation of separation of powers. It also cites an Amistad Project white paper which illustrates how the Electoral College vote deadline of December 14 is arbitrary and does not apply to the contested states.
Our Congressmen and Senators should rise up against this Deep State coup by our enemies, both foreign and domestic. President Trump’s trade adviser Peter Navarro has documented the widespread fraud, now departed Jeff Sessions clone William Barr couldn’t see while he was attorney general:
President Donald Trump’s trade adviser Peter Navarro has an explosive update to his previously released comprehensive report that supported the Trump campaign’s claims of the “theft by a thousand cuts” that was the 2020 election.
Now, he is calling for a full review of election misbehavior, as WND reports.
In a Vimeo video on Monday, he explained that additional data and documents from the battleground state of Michigan have the potential to flip the election from a Joe Biden victory to President Donald Trump.
“I’ve concluded that the number of possible illegal votes in the state of Michigan tops 379,000 ballots, more than twice the alleged victory margin of Joe Biden,” Navarro declared.
Official vote totals for the state, where there have been compelling allegations of fraud and irregularities, record Biden as winning their 16 Electoral College votes by a scant 150,000 votes.
Navarro’s detailed 36-page report released last week, “The Immaculate Deception: Six Key Dimensions of Election Irregularities,” had not contained the specific number of ballots he believed was illegal.
He concluded that at least 100,000 ballots in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin could have been illegal and if these were ruled as such, it would prove Trump was the legitimate winner of the election.
The White House official accused the Democrats of having launched a “coordinated strategy to effectively stack the election deck against the Trump-Pence ticket.”
His report charged “outright voter fraud, ballot mishandling, contestable process fouls, Equal Protection Clause violations, voting machine irregularities, and significant statistical anomalies” in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin on Election Day.
Navarro also stated it’s been confirmed that there were 9,500 Michigan ballots from dead voters and an additional 2,000 votes that were more than 100 years old but listed among the states centenarians.
What’s more, Wayne County had over 174,000 absentee ballots with no individual voter registration numbers, which would make them illegal.
In Georgia, where a $107 million contract Gov. Brian Kemp signed with Dominion Voting Systems and a consent decree with Biden Democrat Stacey Abrams opened the door to widespread election fraud, legislators are moving to decertify Georgia’s results:
A committee of lawmakers in contested swing state Georgia has recommended that the election results in their state that have declared Joe Biden to be the winner of the 2020 presidential race be decertified.
This recommendation comes after a study conducted by the Standing Senate Judiciary Committee that culminated in a report which declared the election “was chaotic and any reported results must be viewed as untrustworthy.” …
The report stated that the legislature needed to examine their findings and act accordingly to decertify the election results were members convinced by its assertion.
“The Legislature should carefully consider its obligations under the U.S. Constitution. If a majority of the General Assembly concurs with the findings of this report, the certification of the Election should be rescinded and the General Assembly should act to determine the proper Electors to be certified to the Electoral College in the 2020 presidential race,” it stated.
They called for the immediate convening of the necessary bodies to examine the evidence.
Back in 2005, nobody had a problem when Sens. Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy. Harry Reid and Dick Durbin applauded Sen. Boxer’s objections to the counting of electors for President George W. Bush from Ohio, and their comments stand in stark contrast to Sasse’s remarks about Republican electoral objections in 2020:
Senate Dems on Barbara Boxer’s objection, Jan. 2005 –
Hillary: “I commend the senator from California for raising the objection”
Ted Kennedy: “I commend and thank our friend for giving us this opportunity”
Harry Reid: “I applaud my friend”
Dick Durbin: “I thank her for doing it”
Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin once reportedly observed, “The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” The statistical anomalies in 2020 boggle the mind and beg for an explanation. Perhaps Sasse can explain how Biden could win a record low 17% of counties, lose Black & Hispanic support, lose 18/19 “bellwether counties,” lose Ohio, Florida, & Iowa — and lose 27/27 House “Toss-Ups” — but shatter the popular vote record. Or explain how Biden lost 212 more counties than Barack Obama did in 2012 (Biden won 477 counties vs Obama who won 689), yet Biden magically gained 13 million more votes than Obama.
Okay, we understand not all counties have the same population, but Biden would have had to win all the big counties and Trump virtually none of them. Or maybe just win by curiously large margins the few large counties with cities run by Democrats in key swing states. As Matt Vespa over at Townhall.com reports, Democracy Institute’s Patrick Basham has singled out some of the more curious anomalies:
,,, Basham quoted Joseph Stalin’s remarks about elections, where the Soviet dictator mentioned something about how it’s not important who votes but how they are counted, which appears to ring “eerily true” with this race…. at the end of his column, Basham cites Richard Baris of Big Data Poll who noted something funny about Biden’s numbers in the cities, how it lagged behind Clinton’s numbers, but shot off to the moon in these four cities. Just take a look at the states in which these cities are located as well [emphasis mine]…
How curious that, as Baris notes, “Trump won the largest non-white vote share for a Republican presidential candidate in 60 years. Biden underperformed Hillary Clinton in every major metro area around the country, save for Milwaukee, Detroit, Atlanta, and Philadelphia.”
Robert Barnes, the foremost election analyst, observes in these “big cities in swing states run by Democrats…the vote even exceeded the number of registered voters.”
Trump’s victories in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin were on target until, in the middle of the night, counting was arbitrarily halted. Miraculously, several hundred thousand votes – all for Biden – were mysteriously ‘found’; Trump’s real leads subsequently vanished.
The protracted, eventual outcome will determine the contemporary relevance of Stalin’s observation. No matter who wins, most pollsters already have lost their credibility and influence.
Miraculous indeed. In fact, it was an immaculate deception. Not only pollsters have lost all credibility but so have swamp creatures like Ben Sasse who says there’s nothing to see here, move along. God bless patriots like Josh Hawley who work to see the Statue of Liberty’s fire is never extinguished.
*Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and freelance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.