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Truthtellers

A new video series telling the truth about the 2020 election


There’s a massive disinformation campaign that’s making baseless claims about the 2020 election, dividing the American people, and causing many to lose trust in our democratic process. And that’s a big problem for the whole country.

That’s why Issue One launched a new video series telling the truth about the 2020 election, by millennial conservative and “Swamp Stories” podcast host Weston Wamp.

EPISODE 1: NO BASIS IN FACT OR LAW

When President Trump first claimed that the 2020 election was stolen, millennial conservative and host of the “Swamp Stories” podcast Weston Wamp was suspicious. How did Republicans win congressional seats all across the country — gaining seats in the U.S. House — on the same day that Trump claimed there was rampant fraud by Democrats?

But, still, Trump’s claim of a rigged election deserved to be properly investigated. And here’s the key: it was.

One of his most loyal allies, Attorney General William Barr, said that the Trump Justice Department uncovered no evidence of fraud at a level that would affect the outcome of an election.

More importantly, in more than 60 court cases filed by the Trump campaign all across the country, there were zero rulings supporting their claims of fraud.

Many of the judges were appointed by Republican presidents. Eight of them were appointed by Trump himself.

Here’s what the Trump-appointed judges said:

The Trump campaign’s claims are “bizarre.” “(Trump) lost on his merits” – Trump appointee Judge Brett Ludwig

Sources: Fox News and USA Today

“Calling an election unfair does not make it so. Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here.” – Trump appointee Judge Stephanos Bibas

Source: 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals opinion

Trump’s attorneys “harm the public interest” and their arguments have “no basis in fact or in law” – Trump appointee Steven Grimberg

Source: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Trump lost on his merits. No specific allegations or proof. No basis in fact or law.

Trump’s own attorney Sidney Powell, who claimed that Dominion Voting machines were manipulated to help Biden, changed her narrative altogether once she faced a lawsuit from the company.

Her attorney actually said that people shouldn’t have been foolish enough to believe her. This was her defense:

“No reasonable person would conclude that the statements were truly statements of fact.” – Attorney for Sidney Powell

Source: Motion filed with U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

 

EPISODE 2: OVERNIGHT VOTES

One common question many people still have about the 2020 election: Were there actually hundreds of thousands of votes for Biden dumped in the middle of the night?

The answer is: no.

Most of the ballots counted overnight were absentee. But why were they overwhelmingly for Biden? And why were they being reported in the middle of the night?

Well, President Trump asked his supporters to vote in person, and Biden asked his supporters to vote by mail. According to polling, that’s exactly what they did.

So it makes sense that as the absentee votes rolled, they favored Biden.

But a lot of folks wondered, why were these absentee votes being counted in the middle of the night in the first place?

There’s a straightforward answer here — and a solution for the future.

Take Pennsylvania: there were 10 times the mail in votes in 2020 compared to 2012.

But the Republican state legislature wouldn’t even allow ballots to be prepared for counting until the morning of the election.

And waiting to do that makes counting take longer. But Florida had no delays on election night. That’s because ballots are processed by officials the day they are received.

But not in Pennsylvania, so they had a huge backlog — and one that could have been prevented.

Obviously, we’ve gotta avoid this happening again. In this case, states should simply allow election workers to begin processing ballots when they are received so that the ballots can be counted in a timely manner on Election Day.