DML Morning Briefing Thurs. Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve – fighting for the TRUTH!
By Team DML
Today is December 31 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch.
1 – Arizona attorney general sides with GOP lawmakers and asks judge to enforce subpoenas for access to voting machines
Washington Examiner reports: Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is siding with Republican legislators who are requesting access to election materials in Maricopa County.
“Our filing today in the subpoena dispute between the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and the legislature details why the Arizona Legislature has constitutional authority to investigate the County’s administration of elections,” Brnovich tweeted.
The amicus curiae brief filed by Brnovich argues Maricopa County’s contention that the Legislature lacks the power to issue subpoenas is mistaken.
The announcement from Brnovich comes after a Maricopa County Superior Court judge dismissed the Arizona state Senate’s request to review voting machines and election records as part of a GOP-led audit of the county’s election results. In a ruling earlier on Wednesday, Judge Randall Warner said the litigants did not follow proper procedure in issuing their subpoenas but afforded them the opportunity to refile their case. If the case is not refiled, it will be dismissed on Feb. 1.
DML: If there’s nothing to hide, what’s the problem with the machines being examined?
2 – Tech team hacks into Georgia voting machine – PROOF they ARE connected to internet
While early voting was taking place in Georgia on Wednesday, an expert witness at a hearing on election fraud made a shocking announcement – his team had just managed to hack into a voting machine, proving the machines are indeed connected to the internet.
Digital ID systems inventor Jovan Pulitzer had shared a powerful analysis with the committee earlier in the hearing. He then came back to the podium later in the day and dropped a massive bombshell announcement – his team had just hacked into a Fulton County voting machine that was currently being used in the Georgia runoff.
Pulitzer said, “At this very moment, at a polling location in the county, not only do we have access through the devices to the poll pad, the system, but we are IN… and it’s not supposed to have Wi-Fi, and that’s not supposed to be able to happen.”
“So we’ve documented, now it’s communicating two ways, in real time, meaning it’s sending data and it’s receiving data. It should never happen, shouldn’t be Wi-Fi. That’s going on where everybody’s voting,” he added.
WATCH the bombshell announcement below:
Here’s another powerful testimony from Wednesday’s Georgia hearing, demonstrating a shocking “coincidence” of vote numbers for Trump and Biden in two separate counties. WATCH:
DML: Well, well, well… this should be in HEADLINES EVERYWHERE!
3 – President Trump cutting Mar-A-Lago trip short, returning to White House on Thursday
Fox News reports: President Trump plans to return to the White House from Florida on Thursday — earlier than originally planned, according to a schedule released late Wednesday night.
The president’s early departure for Washington, D.C., comes as guests are set to attend the annual New Year’s Eve gala at Mar-a-Lago, at which Trump has made remarks for the previous three years of his presidency, according to The Hill.
“The President and First Lady will be leaving Florida for the White House tomorrow at 11:00 AM,” the schedule said, according to a tweet posted by Francesca Chambers, a reporter for McClatchy.
The president is scheduled to hold a rally in Georgia on Monday, for Republican senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, just one day before the Georgia runoff election.
DML: Good move!
4 – California Supreme Court Rules Nonviolent Sex Offenders Can Qualify for Early Parole
Fox News reports: California inmates convicted of nonviolent sex crimes may be eligible for early parole consideration as part of a ballot measure that nearly two-thirds of voters approved four years ago, the state’s Supreme Court recently ruled.
The 2016 initiative was never intended to cover sex offenders, former California Gov. Jerry Brown, who championed the effort, has said. But lower courts ruled that the plain language of the initiative means they cannot be excluded from consideration as nonviolent offenders, and the high court agreed on Monday.
“The initiative’s language provides no indication that the voters intended to allow the (Corrections) Department to create a wholesale exclusion from parole consideration based on an inmate’s sex offense convictions when the inmate was convicted of a nonviolent felony,” wrote Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye in the unanimous decision.
Under the ballot measure, officials can consider paroling inmates who have been convicted of nonviolent crimes after they have served their basic sentence and before they have completed their additional time for others factors, such as having previous criminal convictions or using a gun while committing the crime.
DML: Sometimes I don’t even know what to say anymore.
5 – New Mexico fines two megachurches $10K each over packed Christmas Eve services
The Hill reports: New Mexico officials fined two megachurches $10,000 each after they hosted packed Christmas Eve services last week.
Legacy Church and Calvary Church in Albuquerque, N.M., were shown in photos on the church’s Instagram accounts to have held services with large crowds of people, many of whom were not wearing masks, city station KOB 4 and ABC affiliate KOAT reported.
The packed services were held despite state restrictions instituted Dec. 15 that limit worship services to 25 percent capacity and require masks. Each violation amounted to a $5,000 fine.
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham condemned the churches, saying they violated “the state public health order and common sense.”
“These illegal and selfish gatherings will directly contribute to more suffering and illness in our state,” she added. “These church leaders should reflect on the danger they’ve unleashed in their communities.”
DML: Welcome to China.
6 – L.A. sheriff reports 235 arrests enforcing COVID-19 restrictions
Fox News reports: The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department made 235 arrests over the course of December in a targeted effort to enforce coronavirus restrictions as the region continues to see a dangerous surge in COVID-19 cases, officials said Wednesday.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva said his agency has targeted underground parties — also known as “super-spreader” events. As of Wednesday, sheriff’s deputies have also recovered several illegal firearms and rescued an “at-risk” juvenile, he said.
“I have made it clear that we will seek out and take law enforcement action against all “Super-Spreader” events occurring anywhere within Los Angeles County,” Villanueva said in a news release.
NOTE: Villanueva had previously declared he would tell his deputies NOT to enforce Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order that has forced businesses to shutter all in-person dining.
DML: Do you think a lot of people will start fleeing the Democrat Party after this insanity?