A Tale of Two States


— Jessy Jacobs, an employee of the Detroit Election Department, said in a sworn deposition that city officials ordered her to backdate mail-in ballots arriving after Nov. 3 so they would be counted. Needless to say, the district in which Jacobs worked is heavily Democratic, so this illegal activity would almost certainly favor Biden. Jacobs estimated that she alone backdated tens of thousands of mail-in ballots.

— A complaint from the Great Lakes Justice Center provides “eyewitness accounts and direct evidence” that “approximately 40,000” unsecured, irregular ballots arrived in vehicles with out-of-state license plates at Detroit’s only vote-counting location, TCF Center, in the wee hours of the Nov. 4 morning during a shift change in election workers. Eyewitnesses signed affidavits saying that every one of this group of 40,000 ballots they saw “was counted orally and attributed only to Democratic candidates,” aka Joe Biden.

Other eyewitnesses signed affidavits—which again I remind you are signed under penalty of perjury— stating they saw multiple other piles of ballots, together additionally numbering in the tens of thousands, that were counted despite violating election law, sometimes at the direction of local election officials. This allegedly happened both before the election, during early voting, and during the election and subsequent vote count.

“After poll challengers started discovering the fraud taking place at the TCF Center, Defendant election officials and workers locked credentialed challengers out of the counting room so they could not observe the process, during which time tens of thousands of ballots were processed,” the complaint says. According to our friends at the Federalist, the affidavit also alleges:

“Defendant election officials and workers allowed ballots to be duplicated by hand without allowing poll challengers to check if the duplication was accurate. In fact, election officials and workers repeatedly obstructed poll challengers from observing. Defendants permitted thousands of ballots to be filled out by hand and duplicated on site without oversight from poll challengers.”

— Poll challenger Daniel Gustafson signed an affidavit stating he “witnessed tens of thousands of ballots being delivered to the TCF Center that were not in any approved, sealed, or tamper-proof container…Large quantities of ballots were delivered to the TCF Center in what appeared to be mail bins with open tops. Contrary to law, these ballot bins and containers did not have lids, were not sealed, and did not have the capability of having a metal seal.”

In other words, they were ripe for tampering, and that was no accident.

— An affidavit signed by poll challenger Andrew Sitto further illuminates what happened with the shady 40,000 ballots: “At approximately 4:00 a.m. on November 4, 2020, tens of thousands of ballots were suddenly brought into the counting room through the back door…by vehicles with out-of-state license plates (Exhibit C). It was observed that all of these new ballots were cast for Joe Biden,” Sitto alleges in the complaint.

Sitto’s affidavit expands on what he saw while observing the vote-counting process from election night, Nov. 3, overnight into the early morning of Nov. 4. He says by 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 4, right before a 5 a.m. shift change between poll watchers, one of two men in charge of the vote counting “got on the microphone and stated that another shipment of absentee ballots would be arriving and would have to be counted.”

“At approximately 4:30 a.m., tens of thousands of ballots were brought in and placed on eight long tables. Unlike the other ballots, these boxes were brought in from the rear of the room. The same procedure was performed on the ballots that arrived at approximately 4:30 a.m., but I specifically noticed that every ballot I observed was cast for Joe Biden,” his affidavit states. “While counting these new ballots, I heard counters say at least five or six times that all five or six ballots were for Joe Biden. All ballots sampled that I heard and observed were for Joe Biden.”

What amazing luck! That wasn’t the only big dump taken by the TFC Center that night, however. A brave patriot named named Robert Cushner came forward to tell of the suspicious (read: criminal) activity he witnessed. In the lawsuit, Cushman attested that on Nov. 4, 2020 at approximately 9 p.m., he “was surprised to see numerous new boxes of ballots arrive at the TCF Center in the evening… I estimate these boxes contained several thousand new ballots when they appeared.” He noticed that none of the names on these new ballots were of registered voters, which poll workers were supposed to verify. It’s, ya know, only one of the most important and basic duties of a poll worker.

“I saw the computer operators at several counting boards manually adding the names and addresses of these thousands of ballots to the QVF system,” his affidavit states. “When I asked what the possible justification was to counting ballots from unknown, unverified ‘persons,’ I was told by election supervisors that the Wayne County Clerk’s Office had ‘checked them out.’” Cushman then challenged the entire process encompassing these “thousands of ballots.”

Election workers are supposed to match the name on each ballot with a registered voter on the state’s official lists. Instead, Cushman says, the Wayne County Clerk’s officers told poll workers to add all the names on the ballots from these boxes to the state’s list, giving them all a false birth date of January 1, 1900. That’s a lot of 120-year-old voters! I’d love to hear their advice on longevity. But they’re, ya know, not real.

Election rules also say absentee voters are supposed to be added to the state’s registered voter lists before 9 p.m. on Nov. 3, election day. All of the voters for these ballots were added after this deadline, at the direction of local election officials, Cushman says. So not only were laws (allegedly) broken, but they were done so at the direction of the bosses. If I didn’t know any better I’d say that’s a systemic problem, but the ’S’ word is forbidden unless it’s followed by ‘racism.’

According to the Federalist, one of the affidavits is signed by a Detroit Elections Department worker whose identity is concealed in the court documents under whistleblower protections. A Great Lakes Justice Center attorney told The Federalist she snuck out yellow sticky notes during ballot processing to be able to stay and observe some of the illegal activities alleged in her affidavit. The affidavit alleges numerous illegal activities conducted by Wayne County election officials, affecting thousands if not tens of thousands of votes atop all those outlined above.

The whistleblower says that during her work processing early votes, “I was instructed by my supervisor to adjust the mailing date of these absentee ballot packages to be dated earlier than they were actually sent. The supervisor was making announcements for all workers to engage in this practice.” That, of course, would be fraud and election tampering.

The whistleblower claims that the fraud continued straight on into the next day, saying, “I was instructed to improperly pre-date the absentee ballots receive date that were not in the QVF [the state’s registered voter list] as if they had been received on or before November 3, 2020. I was told to alter the information in the QVF to falsely show that the absentee ballots had been received in time to be valid. I estimate that this was done to thousands of ballots.”

Indeed, the shady activity outlined by the whistleblower spanned several months, September September through November 2020, to be exact. The whistleblower says, “I directly observed, on a daily basis, City of Detroit election workers and employees coaching and trying to coach voters to vote for Joe Biden and the Democrat party.” This is also illegal. “I witnessed these workers and employees encouraging voters to do a straight Democrat ballot. I witnessed these election workers and employees going over to the voting booths with voters in order to watch them vote and coach them for whom to vote.”

If true, this not only constitutes a violation of law, but demonstrates an atmosphere of law-breaking so pervasive that no one feared being caught or being held accountable in any way. And so far, I’m sad to say, their brazen attitudes have been substantiated.

The whistleblower also says Detroit election officials actively avoided verifying voters’ identities: “During the last two weeks while working at this satellite location, I was specifically instructed by my supervisor not to ask for a driver’s license or any photo I.D. when a person was trying to vote.”

The whistleblower also made claims of possible double voting: “I observed a large number of people who came to the satellite location to vote in-person, but they had already applied for an absentee ballot. These people were allowed to vote in-person and were not required to return the mailed absentee ballot or sign an affidavit that the voter lost the mailed absentee ballot.”

It seems that in Detroit, there are as many ways to defraud the electoral process as there are to steal a car. Except this time, it’s our Republic being left on blocks.

Altogether, the suit filed by the Trump campaign names the City of Detroit, the Detroit Election Commission, Detroit Clerk Janice Winfrey, Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett, and the Wayne County Board of Canvassers as defendants. The Democratic Party has made a motion to join the lawsuit as defendants, meaning it is volunteering to be also sued for these alleged crimes.

“None of the names of these new ballots corresponded with any registered voter,” the complaint says.

In a state in which Biden currently leads by a little over 140,000 votes, it is entirely conceivable that this type of activity could have affected the final result. And bear in mind, every vote meant for Trump that changed to Biden is a two-vote swing, as it subtracts from Trump’s total and adds to the Biden column. While most of the claims don’t deal with that specific type of fraud, the buffet of malfeasance alleged under penalty of perjury make it far from impossible. And when combined with the myriad other types of fraud outlined in these various affidavits, it can make quite the difference, certainly a big enough difference to negate 140,000 votes.

All told, the Trump campaign filing includes more than 100 affidavits detailing election irregularities in Wayne County, home to the fraud epicenter known as Detroit. Included in the filing are complaints of mistreatment of Republican poll watchers, which is to be expected given all the other alleged abuses happening.

Given the sheer number of affidavits and the scope of cheating being alleged, the only way a Michigander could truly feel confident in the final tally would be to re-vote, this time with robust security in place and stiff penalties for anyone running afoul of the law. We can only hope and pray that the courts exact true justice for what happened in Wayne County. We need a real audit, a real investigation and a real Election Day. Until then, no thoughtful Michigander can consider his or her state as having their voices truly heard.


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