On yesterday’s BradCast today: I’m back! With huge thanks to Angie Coiro for filling in for us over the past week! But, if you thought the June 20th U.S. House Special Election in Georgia’s 6th District was over, well, it’s not quite yet, as our guest today, one of the plaintiffs in the Election Contest filed last week in state court, seeking to overturn the results, makes clear.
But first, the G-20 Summit which wrapped up over the weekend in Hamburg, Germany made very clear that it is now the U.S. (or, more accurately, the Trump Administration) against the world. Old allies like Germany, France and Great Britain are forming new alliances with nations like China, to move ahead without the U.S. in the wake of the Trump Administration’s plan to pull out of the landmark Paris Climate Agreement to curb the man-made release of greenhouse gases that cause global warming.
Meanwhile, back here at home, Democrats continue to wring their hands about what they believe to be a hacked or otherwise manipulated the Presidential election in 2016, even while failing to do anything about voting systems that are easily hacked, manipulated and otherwise 100% unverifiable.
With major security concerns about last month’s U.S. House Special Election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District — where Democrat Jon Ossoff reportedly lost to Republican Karen Handel by 4 points after leading in virtually all of the pre-election polls — you’d think Dems would be raising holy hell about the fact that Georgia still uses 100% unverifiable voting systems. That is particularly alarming in Georgia, since the state was recently discovered to have kept the passwords for those easily-manipulated 100% unverifiable Diebold touch-screen voting systems (along with the state Voter Registration databases and much more) on a completely unprotected web server for at least 7 months between August of last year and March of this year. The revelation regarding the massive security breach reported just days before the June 20 election at Kennesaw State University — which has long been contracted to program all of the state’s voting, tabulation and voter registration systems. That breach, we have since learned, only became known after the data was found and downloaded by at least two different cybersecurity researchers in those seven months.
But while the DNC seems to be “moving on” despite the unverifiable reported results of the the most expensive U.S. House race in history (in which the only verifiable votes in the race, the paper absentee ballots, reported Ossoff defeating Handel by a nearly 2 to 1 margin), a multi-partisan group of voters in the state of Georgia has now filed an election contest [PDF] in court, seeking to void the results and hold a new election on verifiable paper ballots.
I’m joined today by one of the plaintiffs in the suit, MARILYN MARKS, a former Republican candidate for office, longtime election integrity advocate, and Executive Director of the Coalition for Good Governance. We discuss the group’s legal complaint, why they are filing it, what they hope to achieve, and if the GOP-majority House of Representatives will move to have her case tossed out of court on Constitutional jurisdictional grounds (as has been the case in similar Election Contests in recent history.)
The state’s unverifiable equipment should lead the court to void the results of election, she argues, since it “absolutely cannot meet Georgia’s statutes right now and it cannot be used going
forward, not even in the municipal elections coming up in November.”
Propane Jane joins Rick to discuss the recent stories of dysfunction in the Trump administration, Donald Trump Jr. seeking “dirt” on Hillary Clinton from a Russian source, the end of compassionate conservatism, and how all of this is tearing at the American experience.
Sarah Kendzior, writer and political commentator joins Rick to share her thoughts on the recent G20 summit, Ivanka sitting in for Poppa Trump, Donald Jr’s possibly treasonous admission, and the rest of the nightmare that has been the Trump era. Yesterday’s show today.
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