True the Vote Weekly Update | August 14, 2021
Surrender? I have not yet begun to fight. - John Paul Jones
August 14, 2021Hi !It was another whipsaw week, so let's get to it. Starting with what we're doing at True the Vote: If you're a regular reader of our updates, you know we've continued to drop trace details about what we're working on, but overall have stayed very quiet. That's been an intentional decision. We've never stopped working, we've just stayed out of the fray. Within the next two weeks we will roll out the following:
- IV3 - a web-based app equipping citizens to review their local voter rolls and quickly identify problematic records, featuring automated reporting of findings to appropriate county officials, all in strict accordance with state laws. We will start beta testing next week with groups in Texas, Georgia, and Montana. Our goal is to add states slowly and be full scale by November. Any registered voter will be able to sign up to participate.
- Open.Ink - a research site on which we've posted all our findings from open records requests, our litigation (including litigation against us), resource materials, and best of all, a portal for other groups/individuals to post to, along with instructions on how to file open records requests. Totally transparent. We've actually had this ready for a while, but the hacks against it have been brutal, leading to our having to reconfigure our architecture...which is another story for a different day.
- Truethevote.org - new branding and a new version of our website coming soon that will give us the increased flexibility we need to post daily and scale quickly, including incorporating the above programs and a lot more.
We have three other big projects underway to bring to the activist community; tools that can be used to train and organize. That's why we exist - to recruit, train, and mobilize. 2022 elections are less than 400 days away, there is no time to waste. We are still in court against Stacey Abrams/Fair Fight over 364,000 elector challenges in Georgia. We have eight additional lawsuits we are working on, but they will be under seal for a period of time, so that's all we can say about that. And lastly, we are edging ever closer to the release of our information on ballot trafficking; working with law enforcement and interviewing select national media to determine who among them is willing to report truth. Ultimately, it will all be public, one way or another. Who knows..maybe there's a movie in the works to tell the full story of all that has and is happening with True the Vote, (hint, hint). OK, enough about us. From newly announced 2020 election audits, to Mike Lindell's Cyber Symposium, to continued attempts by the federal government to federalize elections....people are exasperated. What should they be watching? Who can they believe? What is real? This has been an extraordinarily difficult period. Here's a way to break it down:1. There definitely was fraud in the 2020 elections. 2. It was made possible by decades of broken election processes and pushed to the breaking point by the pandemic. 3. Audits will only be useful if the goal is to evaluate broken processes and fix them. If the goal is to "flip the state" you've lost the perspective necessary to conduct a constructive audit. 4. All machines have vulnerabilities. Paper balloting has vulnerabilities. There is no perfect process. There never has been. This is true around the world. An educated, trained, engaged citizenry, working together, is the best way forward. 5. There is no single silver bullet that will be revealed, by us or anyone else, to explain the full outfall of the 2020 election. We must continue to examine processes that broke down, but making claims requires actual, material, logical, evidence that can be evaluated by subject matter experts. It's heartbreaking to see good people like Mike Lindell caught up in grifts. (Yes, we did try to warn everyone we could, starting back as far as 2019, that there were bad actors in play. That's why we were targeted, sued, slandered, ostracized,etc. It's ok, the truth will prevail.)6. States are continuing to pass common sense reforms that benefit all voters, counter to what the InfoOp Media would have you believe. They are doing good work. Shout out to Texas!7. Congress continues to try to federalize elections and codify catalysts for fraud, like abolishing ID requirements, institutionalizing mass mail ballots, dropboxes, and ballot harvesting. Of all the challenges we face, the legislation known as the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act pose the greatest threat to freedom. This is a hyper-partisan battle. We wish it weren't, but the media has so contorted what is really in the bills that many Americans have no idea how bad it really is. Special shout out to Senator Ted Cruz for holding the line against their advances! We understand how you feel. We are worn out, too. Weary of all the misinformation, betrayal, infighting, lawfare, red tape, greed, cowardice, and on and on. But, the only way we improve this situation is to keep working. Citizens will be the solution. And it will not be easy. There's hard, hard work ahead. True the Vote is doing the most important work we’ve ever done. We can’t speak for anyone else. When our work becomes public, eyes will be opened, hopefully there will be arrests, but if not, no matter what, we must keep fighting for honest elections. There is no reason 2022 should be a repeat of 2020 - unless citizens give up. We cannot give up. Please don’t give up. We're all in this together - and working together we really can true the vote. Ever onward -
Eyes On | The IO on Election Integrity
An article appearing in the New Yorker, written by the award-winning journalist, Jane Mayer, recently rocked the political news cycle, painting voters pushing for statewide audits as conservative rubes. Mayer, who has done some impressive work in the past – most notably, her story, “The Secret Sharer” that documented the government’s illegal and reckless pursuit of NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, herself appears to have unwittingly fallen victim to an Information Operation. In the article, Mayer attempts to discredit several new voices who’re speaking out on election integrity. Whether or not this upstart group of conservative election integrity activists are legitimately and painfully navigating the learning curve of election processes, or if they are knowingly running some huge psyop or grift, may be legitimate questions to ask. But Mayer appears to buy into something decidedly more sinister. Mayer quotes from and places Michael Podhorzer, the AFL-CIO special advisor to the President, on a hyped-up pedestal in her article. And Podhorzer flat-out relegates those concerned with election fraud and pushing for audits as … racists. In Mayer’s article, Podhorzer states, “What blue-state people don’t understand about why the Big Lie works,” he said, is that it doesn’t actually require proof of fraud. “What animates it is the belief that Biden won because votes were cast by some people in this country who others think are not ‘real’ Americans.” Mayer then legitimizes this analysis; “This anti-democratic belief has been bolstered by a constellation of established institutions on the right: “white evangelical churches, legislators, media companies, nonprofits, and even now paramilitary groups.” Podhorzer noted, “Trump won white America by eight points. He won non-urban areas by over twenty points. He is the democratically elected President of white America. It’s almost like he represents a nation within a nation.” But it’s a mistake to discredit the large percentage of people interested in election integrity this past cycle as racists. That is not what is driving the heart of this debate on the conservative side. Most are interested because the extraordinary events of 2020 led them to question whether the process had been compromised. Why? We watched the mass mail out of paper ballots to highly inaccurate voter records, the harried installation of ballot drop-boxes privately funded by billionaire tech magnates, the hundreds of legislative changes, lawsuits, and consent decrees that fundamentally altered election processes, and more. All of it came together in 2020, under the fog of COVID and lead to an outcome that was as historic as it was unlikely. So, they have questions – questions that are not easy to answer. Having studied election process for decades, our team is well aware of the pitfalls associated with the US’s uniquely insecure approach to elections. We knew that attempts to prove certain types of election malfeasance would fail, so we chose instead to focus on the frauds that would necessarily leave trackable data trails. Our team dug down on a data set of trillions of cell phone signals in highly contested states around the country to see if there were, in fact, irregularities that could equate to fraud. Post-election, no other organization has done this geofencing analysis that matches one's cell phone with an individual. By doing so, we can trace the action (such as stuffing drop boxes with ballots at 4:00 am and identify the individual signal engaged in the action.) Working with local and federal law enforcement, we built a legitimate hypothesis with data and video evidence and have been methodically advancing state by state. So, in light of Mayer’s article, we reached out and offered the New Yorker full access to review our data for themselves, but they wanted no part of it instead. Instead, they encouraged us to take our evidence to other outfits. They didn’t want to engage at all. And therein lies the tie-in to the Information Operation. The most important rule of an Information Operation is never to engage in substantive debate, but to double down on the allegation or smear. The Information Operation dismisses and destroys anything it cannot control. The movement for election integrity cannot be controlled. Stay alert. This is far from over.
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