By Patrick Colbeck
So, how exactly did President Trump lose 138,339 Michigan votes in the matter of a screen refresh? At this time, I can’t say for sure, but I have my suspicions after serving as a Poll Challenger for the Election Integrity Fund from 5pm, Tuesday November 3rd to 5:30pm, Wednesday November 4th.
COVID policy played a significant role. Governor Whitmer and Secretary of State Benson leveraged the crisis to fan the flames of fear and introduce policies that obfuscated election oversight. Detroit Election officials embraced these policies in a concerted effort to interfere in the effective oversight of the election.
Lead Detroit Election officials:
- Daniel Baxter, Detroit Director of Elections
- Chris Thomas, Senior Advisor to Detroit City Clerk, Janice Winfrey
- David Nathan, Assistant Director of Elections
NOTE: Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey made a brief appearance, but was otherwise non-existent.
What are some examples of election integrity subversion?
- Pre-Election stonewalling by Detroit election officials as to what election procedures would be followed during the 2020 election as well as unfettered access to witness the following activities:
- The arrival at DDE of ballots from the USPS and satellite locations throughout Detroit
- Ballot storage procedure in the satellites and Detroit Department of Elections
- Observance of the Relia-vote system (if it were to be used in the November 3rd election)
- Sorting of ballots by precinct
- Transferral of ballots to the TCF AV Counting Boards
- Pre-Election drop boxes distributed throughout Democrat communities with little or no oversight leveraging grants from $250 Million donation to the Center for Tech and Civic Life organization by Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg.
- Suspicious Pre-Election ballot-size box drop offs at side door of Detroit Election Bureau. When confronted with camera rolling, suspect put boxes briskly in car and sped off without answering questions directed at them.
- Suspicious ballot drop offs and pick ups at senior centers.
- Election day stonewalling. When Chris Thomas, Senior Advisor to Detroit City Clerk, was asked the fundamental question about how vote tallies were to be transferred to the County, he refused to provide that information until after election day.
- Repeated examples of poll challengers being denied the ability to execute their duties in violation of MCL 168.733. One systemic example includes the rollout and subsequent post-lawsuit retraction of six foot distancing rule that would have impaired ability of poll challengers to effectively monitoring election processes.
- Multiple poll book instances tracked in separate physical locations enables a single voter to vote twice. Absentee Ballots were tracked at TCF Facility while Poll Ballots were tracked at Ford Field. Poll books at both facilities were not synchronized. Therefore, a voter could vote absentee within a specific timeframe and their voting status would not be updated in the in person poll book to prevent voting again. Multiple observers reported people actively exploiting this loophole.
- Roughly half of Election Poll workers left before 8pm on Tuesday, November 3rd in violation of Detroit Elections Bureau rules.
- Duplicate ballots being completed while Republican poll worker not present. Violation of MCL 168.765a(10)
- Ballots whose ballot numbers do not appear in e-Poll book or paper supplemental poll book were treated as potential ballots for tabulation. Indications were that senior Detroit election officials intended to find justification to have these ineligible votes counted.
- Only a handful of Republican poll workers hired despite the Detroit City Clerk being provided with an extensive list of candidates. Per MCL 168.765a(10), “At all times, at least 1 election inspector from each major political party must be present at the absent voter counting place and the policies and procedures adopted by the secretary of state regarding the counting of absent voter ballots must be followed.” This statute was violated throughout the activation of the Detroit AV Counting Board for all but a handful of the 136 AV Counting Boards.
- Roughly 38,000* ballots arrive via a Detroit Elections Bureau van with MI license plate 090×063 at around 3:45am after more than three hours of little to no precinct activity. Origin of ballots unknown but primary candidate is drop box collections AFTER 8pm poll closure. Likely would have been known if it weren’t for previously mentioned stonewalling.
- Roughly 10 boxes of military ballots not counted until poll challengers were prevented from entering AVCB. Ballots were available to count during period of little to no precinct activity between midnight and arrival of 38,000* ballots yet no action was taken. Why? Poll workers were idle.
- Tabulation, adjudication, and election official computers all connected to routers which were connected to the internet. When I asked Daniel Baxter if computers were connected to the internet, he replied “No”. When I requested verification that the computers were not connected to internet, David Nathan said “Trust me” and refused my request to verify no connectivity to the internet. For the record, every tabulation and every adjudication computer screen observed showed the Windows icon that represents an ACTIVE internet connection. In addition, ethernet cable connections were traced to confirm physical connectivity of tabulation, adjudication, and election official devices. Internet connectivity equals significant exposure to vote manipulation fraud.
- Why would Election Official computers need to be connected to adjudicator and tabulation computers?
- How would election vote counts transferred to media prior to balancing and closing any Counting Boards (i.e. Precincts)?
- How did a 300,000 vote lead disappear in the flash of a computer screen?
*Unconfirmed total. 61 mail trays in total delivered resulting in estimated 38,000 ballots.