What Fresh Hell is This? Tuesday’s Open Thread

Trump Tweets Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

It’s Tuesday.

Day 41 of What Fresh Hell is This?, finds the Republican Majority Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) officially recognizing that former Vice President Joe Biden, as the President-Elect.

While it’s late the message itself speaks volumes; But our system of Government has processies to determine who will be sworn-in on January the 20th. The Electoral College has spoken. So today I want to congratulate President-Elect Joe Biden. The President-Elect is no stranger to the Senate he’s devoted himself to public service for many years. I also want to congratulate the Vice-President Elect, our colleague from California Senator Harris. Beyond our differences, all American’s can take pride that our nation has a family Vice President-Elect for the very first time. I look forward to finishing out the next 36 days strong with President Trump. Our nation needs us to add another bi-partisan chapter to this record of achievement.

Moving-on to what the almost-gone Impeached One-Term Asshole has tweeted for us on Day 41 of What Fresh Hell is This?.

He once again started his Tuesday’s tweets shortly after midnight D.C., time, so far he has tweeted 6 times and retweeted 9 times.

I’m going start with his last two tweets first.

10:41 a.m. D.C, time.
11:00 a.m. D.C, time.

5. Minutes after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged that President-Elect Joe Biden is the President-Elect, Dumbass writes that “tremendous evidence” of voter fraud, is “pouring in.”
6. Quotes a person saying that “Trump” won the electoral college.

*ahem*

Washington Post Electoral College Tracker. 12/14/2020.

From the National Archives:

National Archives 2016 Electoral College Results.

Back in time we go…

12:21 a.m. D.C., time.
12:30 a.m. D.C, time.
9:21 a.m. D.C., time.
9:25 a.m. D.C., time.

1. BIG NEWS.
2. Big Swing State Win!
3. DO NOT TAMPER…
4. Stay tuned!

On Monday the Detroit Free Press reported that Michigan Judge Kevin Elsenheimer “ordered the release of a report on Antrim County voting equipment after state and county officials withdrew objections, saying the plaintiff’s attorney had already publicly released his version of the findings in any case.”

They go on to say that the report was not ordered released based on “unofficial results that showed Democrat Joe Biden got more votes than Republican President Donald Trump in the solidly GOP county,” instead, “the judge cited a closely decided village proposal to allow a marijuana dispensary.”

The Detroit News reported on Monday that Antrim County, a reliably Republican county in Michigan, had been, “in the spotlight because its initial results on election night showed Biden ahead of Trump by thousands of votes. Election officials later determined there were problems in the reporting of the results, and Trump ended up winning the county by more than 3,700 votes.”

The group, Allied Security Operations, had “previously claimed there were six precincts with more than 120% turnout in the state’s election. But its data was incorrect, according to publicly available turnout numbers.”

According to the article the new report authored by Russell James Ramsland, Jr., says that the “group found an “error rate” of 68% when examining “the tabulation log” of the server for Antrim County.” It’s unclear what the “the “error rate” data refers to specifically and how it impacts the results.”

On November 6th, 2020 the Detroit Free Press reported that the glitch that occurred in Antrim County was a human error, not a machine one, “A failure to properly update software was the reason for a computer glitch that caused massive errors in unofficial election results reported from Antrim county, the Michigan Department of State said late Friday.”

J. Alex Halderman a U-M professor and voting system expert said at the time that he “looked into the incident and determined that the problem arose because Antrim officials made a mistake before the election when they loaded a new version of the “election definition” — the data that is similar to a spreadsheet describing the races and candidates on the ballot. According to the state, the new “election definition” was loaded in October after county officials learned of two local races in which ballot information had to be updated.”

They loaded the new version correctly onto scanners, but left “the old version on scanners for precincts where the ballot was not affected by the late change, Halderman said.”

On Monday Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, and Attorney General Dana Nessel released a joint statement regarding the release of the report.

According to the statement Benson explains that the November 3rd, election both in Michigan and across the country was “the most secure in our nations history,” she added that “If the Trump campaign had any actual evidence of wrongdoing – or genuine suspicion thereof – they could have requested a hand recount of every ballot in the state.  They did not, instead choosing to allow shadowy organizations claiming expertise to throw around baseless claims of fraud in an effort to mislead American voters and undermine the integrity of the election.”

Jonathan Brater, Michigan Bureau of Elections Director, according to the statement offered a preliminary declaration under oath for the court, explaining, “it is apparent to me that the report makes a series of unsupported conclusions, ascribes motives of fraud and obfuscation to processes that are easily explained as routine election procedures or error corrections, and suggests without explanation that elements of election software not used in Michigan are somehow responsible for tabulation or reporting errors that are either nonexistent or easily explained.”

For What It’s Worth.

Ramsfield is the “expert” that claimed in an affidavit that over-votes of 150 percent to 300 percent in Michigan proved fraud, however, the 19 precincts cited by Ramsfield, were from Minnesota, not in fact Michigan.


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