The 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution provides in part:
“No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, … to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same … .”
The federal law against seditious conspiracy can be found in Title 18, U.S.C. § 2384. The federal law includes treason, rebellion, and similar offenses. According to the statutory definition of sedition, it is a crime for two or more people within the jurisdiction of the United States:
• To conspire to overthrow or destroy by force the government of the United States or to level war against them;
• To oppose by force the authority of the United States government; to prevent, hinder, or delay by force the execution of any law of the United States;
… . “
Under the federal criminal law, rebellion or insurrection is also a felony and the federal law provides:
“Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.”
FEDERAL VOTER FRAUD LAWS
There are 2 separate federal laws that deal with voter fraud as follows:
18 U.S. Code § 594 – Intimidation of voters
Whoever intimidates, threatens, coerces, or attempts to intimidate, threaten, or coerce, any other person for the purpose of interfering with the right of such other person to vote or to vote as he may choose, or of causing such other person to vote for, or not to vote for, any candidate for the office of President, Vice President, Presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives, Delegate from the District of Columbia, or Resident Commissioner, at any election held solely or in part for the purpose of electing such candidate, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
52 U.S. Code § 20511 – Criminal penalties
A person, including an election official, who in any election for Federal office—
(1)knowingly and willfully intimidates, threatens, or coerces, or attempts to intimidate, threaten, or coerce, any person for—
(A) registering to vote, or voting, or attempting to register or vote;
(B) urging or aiding any person to register to vote, to vote, or to attempt to register or vote; or
(C)exercising any right under this chapter; or
(2)knowingly and willfully deprives, defrauds, or attempts to deprive or defraud the residents of a State of a fair and impartially conducted election process, by—
(A) the procurement or submission of voter registration applications that are known by the person to be materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent under the laws of the State in which the election is held; or
(B) the procurement, casting, or tabulation of ballots that are known by the person to be materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent under the laws of the State in which the election is held
FÜHRER TRUMP COMMITS ACTS OF REBELLION AND SEDITION OR VOTER FRAUD
The Washington Post reported that on Saturday, January 2, 2020, President Trump held an hour-long phone call with Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Trump was joined on the call by White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and several lawyers, including longtime conservative operative attorneys Cleta Mitchell and Georgia attorney Kurt Hilbert. Raffensperger was joined by his office’s general counsel, Ryan Germany, and Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs. The call was recorded.
On the call, Trump urges Raffensperger to alter the outcome of the presidential vote in Georgia. The Washington Post report on the recording states in part:
“Trump alternately berated Raffensperger, tried to flatter him, begged him to act and threatened him with vague criminal consequences if the secretary of state refused to pursue his false claims, and at one-point warning that Raffensperger was taking “a big risk.” Throughout the call, Raffensperger and his office’s general counsel rejected Trump’s assertions, explaining that Trump was is relying on debunked conspiracy theories and that President-elect Joe Biden’s 11,779-vote victory in Georgia was fair and accurate.
On the call, Trump details an exhaustive list of disinformation and conspiracy theories to support his position. He claims without evidence that he had won Georgia by at least a half-million votes. He floated a barrage of assertions that have been investigated and disproved: that thousands of dead people voted; that an Atlanta election worker scanned 18,000 forged ballots three times each and “100 percent” were for Biden; that thousands more voters living out of state came back to Georgia illegally just to vote in the election.
The secretary of state repeatedly sought to correct Trump, saying at one point, “Mr. President, the problem you have with social media, they — people can say anything.”
“Oh this isn’t social media,” Trump retorted. “This is Trump media. It’s not social media. It’s really not. It’s not social media. I don’t care about social media. I couldn’t care less.”
At another point, Trump claimed that votes were scanned three times:
“Brad, why did they put the votes in three times? You know, they put ’em in three times.”
Raffensperger responded: “Mr. President, they did not. We did an audit of that and we proved conclusively that they were not scanned three times.”
The link to the entire Washington Post article is here:
Georgia has already conducted 3 recounts, and the results were the same: Joe Biden won the state’s popular vote with 49.5% (2,473,633 votes) to Trumps 49.3% (2,461,854) thereby winning all 16 of Georgia’s electoral votes.
Some of the most egregious comments and requests made by Trump during the January 2 telephone call with the Georgia Secretary of Sates that amount to sedition or rebellion to set aside a lawful election are:
“So, look. All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state”
“Fellas, I need 11,000 votes … Give me a break. We have that in spades already.”
“The ballots are corrupt, and they’re brand new, and they don’t have seals, and there’s a whole thing with the ballots. But the ballots are corrupt. And you are going to find that they are — which is totally illegal — it is more illegal for you than it is for them because, you know, what they did and you’re not reporting it. That’s a criminal, that’s a criminal offense. And you can’t let that happen. That’s a big risk to you and to Ryan, your lawyer. And that’s a big risk.
… I’m notifying you that you’re letting it happen. So look. All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have because we won the state.
And flipping the state is a great testament to our country because, you know, this is — it’s a testament that they can admit to a mistake or whatever you want to call it. If it was a mistake, I don’t know. A lot of people think it wasn’t a mistake. It was much more criminal than that. But it’s a big problem in Georgia, and it’s not a problem that’s going away. I mean, you know, it’s not a problem that’s going away.
“So what are we going to do here, folks? I only need 11,000 votes. Fellas, I need 11,000 votes. Give me a break. You know, we have that in spades already. Or we can keep it going, but that’s not fair to the voters of Georgia because they’re going to see what happened, and they’re going to see what happened.”
“So tell me, Brad, what are we going to do? We won the election, and it’s not fair to take it away from us like this. And it’s going to be very costly in many ways. And I think you have to say that you’re going to reexamine it, and you can reexamine it, but reexamine it with people that want to find answers, not people that don’t want to find answers.”
“. .. we can play this game with the courts, but why do you say that? First of all, they don’t even assign us a judge. They don’t even assign us a judge. But why wouldn’t you . . . Hey Brad, why wouldn’t you want to check out [name redacted] ? And why wouldn’t you want to say, hey, if in fact, President Trump is right about that, then he wins the state of Georgia, just that one incident alone without going through hundreds of thousands of dropped ballots.”
“You just say, you stick by, I mean I’ve been watching you, you know, you don’t care about anything. “Your numbers are right.” But your numbers aren’t right. They’re really wrong, and they’re really wrong, Brad. And I know this phone call is going nowhere other than, other than ultimately, you know — Look, ultimately, I win, okay? Because you guys are so wrong. And you treated this. You treated the population of Georgia so badly. You, between you and your governor, who is down at 21, he was down 21 points. And like a schmuck, I endorsed him, and he got elected, but I will tell you, he is a disaster.”
“Well, under law, you’re not allowed to give faulty election results, okay? You’re not allowed to do that. And that’s what you done. This is a faulty election result. And honestly, this should go very fast. You should meet tomorrow because you have a big election coming up, and because of what you’ve done to the president — you know, the people of Georgia know that this was a scam — and because of what you’ve done to the president, a lot of people aren’t going out to vote. And a lot of Republicans are going to vote negative because they hate what you did to the president. Okay? They hate it. And they’re going to vote. And you would be respected. Really respected, if this thing could be straightened out before the election. You have a big election coming up on Tuesday. And I think that it is really is important that you meet tomorrow and work out on these numbers. Because I know, Brad, that if you think we’re right, I think you’re going to say, and I’m not looking to blame anybody, I’m just saying, you know, and, you know, under new counts, and under new views, of the election results, we won the election. You know? It’s very simple. We won the election.”
“So tell me, Brad, what are we going to do? We won the election, and it’s not fair to take it away from us like this. … And it’s going to be very costly in many ways. And I think you have to say that you’re going to reexamine it, and you can reexamine it, but reexamine it with people that want to find answers, not people who don’t want to find answers.”
“You should want to have an accurate election. And you’re a Republican … You know what they did, and you’re not reporting it. That’s a criminal offense, and you can’t let that happen. … And you can’t let that happen. That’s a big risk to you and to Ryan, your lawyer.”
“The people of Georgia are angry, the people in the country are angry,” Trump said. “And there’s nothing wrong with saying, you know, um, that you’ve recalculated.”
“We won the election, and it’s not fair to take it away from us like this.”
“You have a big election coming up and because of what you’ve done to the president — you know, the people of Georgia know that this was a scam. … Because of what you’ve done to the president, a lot of people aren’t going out to vote, and a lot of Republicans are going to vote negative, because they hate what you did to the president. Okay? They hate it. And they’re going to vote. And you would be respected, really respected, if this can be straightened out before the election.”
The link to the Washington Post transcript is here:
TRUMP THREATENS LAWSUITS
Within hours after the Washington Post published its story on the recorded one-hour discussion between President Donald Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger it was announced that Trump intends to sue Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger for recording their phone call.
Trump intends to filed a state law suite and a federal lawsuit against the Georgia Secretary of State to block the release of the recording where Trump is heard pressuring the state election head to “recalculate” the votes and demanded he commit a crime and “find” votes. It is being alleged that the telephone conference call was secretly recorded and was a “confidential settlement discussion” of litigation that is still pending. At this point, no one really knows who released the audio or for that matter who recorded it.
Democrat Jon Ossoff who is running against Senator David Perdue in one of the Georgia Senate runoffs that will determine what party will control the Senate had this to say:
“At this moment, when the President of the United States calls on Georgia’s election officials and tries to intimidate them to change the result of the election to disenfranchise Georgia voters, to disenfranchise Black voters in Georgia who delivered this state for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, that is a direct attack on our democracy.”
Ossoff also called on Senator David Perdue, who he is running against, and the other Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler to defend voters from those types of actions.
NOVEMBER 3RD ELECTION WAS THE MOST SECURE IN AMERICAN HISTORY
On November 12, The Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council (GCC) Executive Committee – Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued a statement regarding the 2020 Presidential election and said:
“… The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history. … There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised. … While we know there are many unfounded claims and opportunities for misinformation about the process of our elections, we can assure you we have the utmost confidence in the security and integrity of our elections …”
The link to the full statement is here:
JOINT SESSION OF CONGRESS TO CERTIFY ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTE
On Wednesday, January 6, a joint session of the United State House of Representatives and United State Senate will met to formally count the electoral votes to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over President Trump. Vice President Pence, as president of the Senate, will preside over the proceeding.
Upwards of 140 of the 196 Republican members of the House of Representatives will object and will vote against counting the electoral votes to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. New Mexico’s newly sworn in Republican right wing flake of a Congresswoman Yvette Harrel from New Mexico’s Southern Mew Mexico District has announced she will be one of the 140 Republican members of congress to vote against certifying President Joe Biden’s victory. Yvett Harrel told Fox News in an interview in December that her 2018 defeat by Democrat Xochitl Torres Small was without question the result of fraud, a baseless charge that is a total lie, just like the one Harell has bought into about Trump’s loss.
On Saturday, January 2, 2021, 11 Republican senators demanded that a commission to audit the results of the 2020 election be convened, otherwise they will object to the Electoral College votes that declared President-elect Joe Biden the winner. The Senators want Congress to create a commission with “full investigatory and fact-finding authority, to conduct an emergency 10-day audit of the election returns in the disputed states.” This is after all states have certified their votes, recounts have occurred in many and over 50 lawsuits have been dismissed and thrown out of court for failure to present any evidence of fraud.
If such a panel is not established, the Republican Senators threatened “to reject the electors from disputed states as not ‘regularly given’ and ‘lawfully certified’ the statutory requisite, unless and until that emergency 10-day audit is completed.”
Only 1 house member and 1 US Senator are required to mount an objection when Congress counts the votes.
The actions and demands of all the Republican lawmakers are tied directly to President Donald Trump’s claims that the 2020 election was rigged and the election was stolen from him in the key battleground states that voted for Biden. Over 50 federal lawsuits file by the Trump campaign challenging the state election have been dismissed and thrown out of court because there was virtually no evidence of election fraud. Election officials from all the battleground states, the Electoral College, the Justice Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and the US Supreme Court have found virtually no evidence of election fraud.
CONGRESSIONAL PROCESS TO CERTIFY ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTE EXPLAINED
“On January 6 of each year following a presidential election, Congress convenes a joint session to count electoral votes and confirm the result of the presidential election. Congress has the discretion to move the date of the session by law, as it did in 2013 when the joint session was held on January 4. In these sessions, according to the Electoral Count Act of 1887, members of Congress may object to statewide election results or specific electoral votes in a particular state or the District of Columbia.
Specifically, during the session one member of the U.S. House and one member of the U.S. Senate must submit a written objection after the body reads the vote count from a particular state or D.C.
Once a House member and Senator submit an objection, the two chambers of Congress separate to debate for two hours and to vote on whether to continue counting the votes in light of the objection. Both chambers must vote by a simple majority to concur with the objection for it to stand, otherwise the objection fails.
The newly elected Congress conducts this process. On January 3, all the newly elected members of Congress were sworn in. Following the 2020 elections, Democrats retained a majority in the House of Representatives. Republicans would control the Senate during this joint session, regardless of the results of the January 5 Georgia runoff elections since Vice President Mike Pence (R) would still be in office to act as a potential tie-breaking vote
If both chambers of Congress affirm the objection and the objection results in no one candidate receiving the necessary 270-vote Electoral College majority, the 12th Amendment dictates a congressional process for selecting a president and vice president.”
The link to the quoted source material is here:
COMMENTARY AND ANALYSIS
There is little to no doubt that Trump’s one hour conversation with Georgia RepublicaN Secretary of State Raffensperger has placed him in serious criminal jeopardy. It clear from the recorded conversation that Trump made a threat of criminal consequences if the Raffensperger did not act. The conversation was also a clear attempt at extortion when Trump threatened to deploy the Justice Department to launch an investigation. The entire one hour recorded conversation taken as a whole is evidence that Trump knowingly and intentionally attempted to corrupt the integrity of a federal election in a state that the results have been recounted 3 time and already been certified.
If there were any doubts that Trump is a fascist, those doubts should be clearly laid to rest with his act of sedition and rebellion in trying to coerce and force the Republican Georgia Secretary of State to “find 11,780 votes” that would allow him to win the State’s electoral college votes. The January 2 phone call recording of Trump is clear and undisputed evidence that Trump will say anything, do anything, lie about anything and coerce anyone, in a desperate attempt to hold on to and cling to power. Trump’s conduct and pressure to set aside the 2020 election results to remain in office is nothing less than insurrection or rebellion against the United States, the Constitution and our right to vote. Trump wants to disenfranchise any one who did not vote for him, much like what Putin does in Russia to hold on to power.
President Donald Trump’s Republican allies in the House and Senate have zero chance of changing the results of the Presidential election. Simply put, Joe Biden is the next President of the United States. The antics of the Republicans can only delay by a few hours, perhaps a day, the inevitable affirmation of Biden as the Electoral College winner and thus the next President of the United States. President elect Biden not only won the electoral college but the national vote as well by over 7 million votes.
Trumps strongest and closest allies and supporters need to come to their senses and the realization that Trump is a traitor to his own country, to them, to all of us and to our democracy. Attempting to set aside the vote of the American people is undermining our very democracy. The same goes for the clown car full of the Republican House and Senate members who are seeking to set aside the 2020 victory of Joe Biden by voting not to certify the electoral college vote. Their conduct likewise is nothing less than in insurrection or rebellion against the United States and are democratic form of government.
Führer Trump has really stepped into one big pile of excrement with his call to the Georgia Secretary of State to pressure him to change the outcome of already certified election results. At this point, do not be surprised if Führer Trump issues a pardon not only for himself but also all those who were on the the phone call with him.