This is a momentous week as a high turnout of voters in Georgia are going to the polls today. The control of the U.S. Senate hangs in the balance. Tomorrow at 1pm Eastern Time when Congress convenes, Vice President Mike Pence will preside over the certification vote of the presidency. It’s being reported that a large number of House members will be objecting to the certification in contested states and 11 senators will join Ted Cruz in doing the same.
With a new week brings another stack of noteworthy news stories. Here is an overview of today’s News Roundup:
Trump urges Americans to stop the theft of the Presidential election
Trump denied due process in Supreme Court and Lower Courts
Dominion lawyers send blistering cease and desist letter to Trump campaign
Dominion voting machines hacked during Georgia Senate hearing
Giuliani says election counted 10,315 people in obituaries
Congress braces for dramatic end to disputed 2020 election
Law prohibits Pence from accepting electoral votes from fraudulently certified states
The Coronavirus has ravaged much of the planet. We just learned that COVID has reached the end of the earth as Antarctica, the last continent previously free from COVID-19, has now been hit at Chile’s remote research station. We are told of widespread death and crippling economic shutdowns which are prompting some to ask, “Is COVID-19 a plague of the Tribulation?” And yet others are asking if the vaccine is the Mark of the Beast.
Should a Biden-Harris administration come into being, many are lining up to seek their favor. For example, there’s the Secular Democrats of America whose goals would assault your religious liberty. Then there’s the Human Rights Campaign with their push for LGBTQ indoctrination, acceptance and promotion. In addition to these two groups, a third organization, the Council on American/Islamic Relations (CAIR), has put forth a 38 page document called, Restoring the Rights of American Muslims and Advancing Justice for All Americans.
Due to holiday specials, this week’s news round-up came early but still had plenty to offer. Some of the stories included:
–More money was spent on non-COVID items than on true COVID relief in the roughly 2.4 trillion dollar pandemic spending package. It’s a whopping 5,593 pages long and legislators had only hours to review it.
–Kentucky Senator Rand Paul denounced the COVID relief bill, saying that it’s everything Republicans say they don’t believe in.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations released a statement indicating there was a record 170 Muslim candidates on 2020 ballots across 28 states and Washington D.C. It’s the highest number since they started mapping electoral progress of those who identify as Muslim. Their director Nihad Awad said ‘Our fight for a more inclusive America does not end here. We will continue to inspire more American Muslims to run for political office and ensure our voices are heard at all levels of government.’ And indeed, just a week ago a major Muslim event was held for the upcoming Georgia election in which Rashida Tlaib said, ‘I hope you realize just the opportunity here that Allah has given us to show the power of Muslims in Georgia.’
Barbara Loe Fisher is president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), a non-profit charity she co-founded with parents of DPT vaccine injured children in 1982. For some 38 years she’s led a national, grassroots movement and public information campaign to institute vaccine safety reforms and informed consent protections in the public health system. She has researched, analyzed and publicly articulated the major issues involving the science, policy, law, ethics and politics of vaccination to become one of the world’s leading non-medical, consumer advocacy experts on the subject. She is co-author of DPT: A Shot in the Dark and author of The Consumer’s Guide to Childhood Vaccines as well as Vaccines, Autism and Chronic Inflammation: The New Epidemic and Reforming Vaccine Policy and Law: A Guide.
You may have noticed that the headlines from major news sources have gone from declaring Joe Biden as vice-president elect to the common theme that Biden is appealing for unity. While it’s true that he did campaign around that narrative, just what does he mean when he uses the term?
Mat Staver is a constitutional attorney, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel.
Concerning the Texas lawsuit, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a short order saying that the state doesn’t have standing (a direct injury) to challenge what happens in another state with regard to the election. This is in spite of the fact that this case raises serious issues on the merits.
Mat believes that the electors would have standing. President Trump would also have standing so either he and/or the electors could bring the same type of lawsuit that Texas attempted but bring it into the lower state courts and raise the merits that Texas raised. Those could quickly go through the appeals process and eventually go back to the U.S. Supreme Court.
As discussion moved along, Jim had Mat comment on:
An alternate set of Republican electors that met and cast their votes.
A forensic audit of Dominion Voting machines.
The alleged ‘hack’ of the SolarWinds software.
Could the case against Dominion become a RICO case?
Hillary Clinton advocates for abolishing the electoral college.
Have we turned the corner concerning constitutional rule of law?
…and so much more including input from Crosstalk listeners.