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 Russia, Fascism, Precipice … MSM is the ENEMY of the PEOPLE working overtime with father of LIES! PRAY!

 

Scavino Message Received, The Direction Is Clear, Justice Is Coming

Investigative Journalist, Laura Logan Exposes the Elitist Agenda, and Interview You Don’t Want to Miss

Lara Logan is a journalist and war correspondent. Her resume is impressive, from CBS, to 60 Minutes, to FOX; and her decades of war reporting – including Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, and Libya – have been both brilliant and brutal. For example, Lara was attacked by a mob, and beaten, and gang-raped, while covering the 2011 revolution in Egypt, yet continues to stand strong and do great journalism in spite of the obvious dangers. This interview is in more direct and true, explain the truth for all those who want to listen.

 

Juan O Savin- We are Down to The Final Stage

Juan O Savin is saying we are down to the final stage of the Plandamic Clink the Link to here moreSep 10 2022 – Juan O Savin w/ Truth Tour > We’re Down To The Final Stage

Doctor Blasts White House’s Annual COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

‘The biggest mistake we’ve made ever made in the history of medicine’
By Steve Lance and Naveen Athrappully
September 12, 2022

The Biden administration’s plan to make COVID-19 shots an annual event has come under criticism from some experts, including a medical doctor in Oklahoma who said the move will serve corporate interests.

In a statement released Sept. 8, the White House revealed its plan to get more Americans injected with an updated COVID-19 vaccine.

“As the virus continues to change, we will now be able to update our vaccines annually to target the dominant variant,” the statement said. The Biden administration has secured more than 170 million doses of the updated vaccines to be distributed to Americans.

Dr. Jim Meehan, who operates a functional medicine practice, said the push to continue vaccinating people with COVID-19 shots and boosters is not based in science or medicine.

“This is not the scientific process. This, in my opinion, this is corporatocracy. This is the FDA being captured by the pharmaceutical industry,” Meehan said in a recent interview for NTD’s “Capitol Report” program.

Meehan said it’s not surprising that the pharmaceutical companies are trying to turn COVID-19 shots into a revenue stream.

Individuals at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) who pushed for making pharmaceutical companies commit to more experiments and safety trials on the COVID-19 vaccines have been removed from the agency, Meehan says. Two leaders of the FDA’s vaccine division resigned after being frustrated due to being pressured by the Biden administration.

The updated vaccine has only been tested in eight mice, Meehan pointed out, and the tests were only conducted to see if the vaccine produced more antibodies.

“Antibody elevation does not equate to protection,” he said.

An annual vaccine “isn’t going to help anybody except the pharmaceutical company,” Meehan said, since the efficacy of these shots lasts only three to four months at best. Moreover, the antibodies seem to be “enhancing” the coronavirus.

More Deaths

After going through more than 11,000 vaccine adverse event reports, Meehan found that there were over 30,000 reports of death in a database set up by Congress to monitor the safety signals of vaccines.

He believes the database is underreporting by a factor of 41, which would put COVID-19 vaccine-related deaths of Americans at about 1.2 million.

Pharmaceutical companies have no liability in such events, and no one is held accountable, Meehan said.

“Historically, this is the biggest mistake we’ve ever made in the history of medicine, science, the scientific method,” he said.

Some people who have taken COVID-19 vaccines are experiencing heart inflammation, Meehan stated. Young athletes are being compelled to get vaccinated by their athletic organizations.

People who have statistically zero risk of dying from the virus are being coerced into taking a shot and are paying a terrible price, he said.

Studies published in journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association show that young men who receive a COVID-19 vaccine are at 133 times greater risk of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart) from the injection than from the virus itself, Meehan said.

No adequate safety tests have been conducted on the vaccine, and low-level observational studies funded by pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer Inc. and Moderna Inc. are being used instead, which in itself represents a conflict of interest, Meehan stated.

“We’re getting pseudoscience to support a false narrative for a vaccine that has failed and we’re just continuing to push it in more and more arms. I don’t know what’s driving that,” he said. “I really don’t know what level of incompetence, ignorance, or perhaps malevolence is driving it, but it’s got to stop.”

Steve Lance

Naveen Athrappully is a news reporter covering business and world events at The Epoch Times.

President Donald Trump is still the President!!; Big Tech-Government Collusion

 

New Documents Show Clear Big Tech-Government Collusion: Lawyer

By Zachary Stieber
September 2, 2022 Updated: September 2, 2022

 

Newly disclosed documents showing Big Tech companies repeatedly took action after being pressured by White House and other Biden administration officials prove the U.S. government colluded with the companies, according to a lawyer with the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA).

“It’s clear that the government was telling Facebook and Twitter and other social media companies what to do and that they were responding and they were doing that, deleting accounts, taking down posts, etc., which really corroborates our state action theory,” the lawyer, Jenin Younes, told The Epoch Times.

The documents were made public this week as part of an ongoing case against the government, brought by two attorneys general, over alleged violations of the First Amendment.

They showed that officials with the White House, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Homeland Security, and other agencies were in communications with Facebook, Twitter, Google, and other companies regarding content moderation, repeatedly urging the companies to punish users who were promoting alleged COVID-19 misinformation of disinformation.

For example, Rob Flaherty, a White House official, pressured Facebook to take action against “mis- and -disinformation” as well as “hesitancy-inducing content,” one email showed.

After Facebook and White House officials met, a Facebook executive asked the White House to “partner on” plans to address “new misinformation claims” following the expected authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years.

Flaherty later signaled he wasn’t satisfied, sharing a link to a story about supposed misinformation on Facebook and writing, “not even sure what to say at this point.”

Another administration official, whose name was redacted, reached out to Twitter to offer an expert to brief Twitter on people “citing CDC VAERS data incorrectly,” which it said “is a major source of misinformation.”

VAERS, or the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, is a system to which people can report adverse events following vaccination.

Twitter accepted the invitation.

Meetings

Administration officials held at least 45 meetings on misinformation or related topics with Big Tech companies since early 2021, the documents showed.

These included meetings between the Office of the Surgeon General and Google, meetings between the CDC and Twitter, and meetings between the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Facebook.

The CDC repeatedly held “Be on the Lookout meetings” in which it offered specific examples of what officials designated as misinformation, according to the documents and others that were previously released. The Department of Homeland Security met with Microsoft to discuss disinformation and the White House met with Facebook multiple times.

After one of the meetings, Facebook told HHS officials that it was taking “historic actions” in four areas put forth by the White House in recommendations to social media platforms in July, including taking action on misinformation.

“These contacts are not sporadic in any way. They’re almost daily if you look at everything,” John Vecchione, NCLA’s senior litigator in the case, told The Epoch Times.

First Amendment Violations

The original complaint noted the public calls from Biden administration officials for social media companies to crack down, saying that companies acting on those calls were violations of the First Amendment.

“A private entity violates the First Amendment ‘if the government coerces or induces it to take action the government itself would not be permitted to do, such as censor expression of a lawful viewpoint,’” the complaint stated, quoting from a previous U.S. Supreme Court decision.

“This is exactly what has occurred over the past several years, beginning with express and implied threats from government officials and culminating in the Biden Administration’s open and explicit censorship programs. Having threatened and cajoled social media platforms for years to censor viewpoints and speakers disfavored by the Left, senior government officials in the Executive Branch have moved into a phase of open collusion with social media companies to suppress disfavored speakers, viewpoints, and content on social media platforms under the Orwellian guise of halting so-called ‘disinformation,’ ‘misinformation’, and ‘malinformation,’” the complaint added.

Even the attorneys general and other lawyers involved in the case were stunned when the first tranche of discovery—the documents made public this week—were delivered, Vecchione said.

The lawyers “are shocked by the amount of inland pressure and information going back and forth between the ostensibly private entities and the federal government on what you can say and not say in America.

The plaintiffs have asked the judge to compel the government to produce more documents.

Zachary Stieber

REPORTER
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.

X22-It Must Be Done Right; Situation Update

Situation Update

FBI and Zuckerberg, It Is Getting Interesting

FBI Responds to Zuckerberg’s Claim It Helped Suppress Hunter Biden Laptop Story

By Tom Ozimek
August 27, 2022 Updated: August 27, 2022
The FBI has responded to an explosive claim by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg that Facebook algorithmically censored references to Hunter Biden’s laptop ahead of the 2020 election after receiving a warning from the agency about “Russian propaganda.”

 

Zuckerberg said on an Aug. 25 episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” that Facebook actively reduced the reach of social media posts discussing Hunter Biden’s laptop in response to an advisory from the FBI to some Facebook staffers to be on guard for Russian disinformation ahead of the presidential election.

“The background here is the FBI I think basically came to some folks on our team [and] were like, ‘Hey, just so you know, you should be on high alert. We thought that there was a lot of Russian propaganda in the 2016 election, we have it on notice that basically there’s about to be some kind of dump similar to that, so just be vigilant,’” Zuckerberg told Rogan.

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Joe Rogan during UFC 274 at Footprint Center in Phoenix, Ariz., on May 7, 2022. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Clips featuring Zuckerberg’s response to Rogan quickly went viral, prompting a flurry of takes critical of the FBI, with some accusing the agency of engaging in election interference.

“This isn’t just insane, it’s election interference,” Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) said in a statement, while calling on Zuckerberg to testify before Congress “about the FBI’s attempts to circumvent the First Amendment.”

A similarly scathing take was expressed by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).

“The same FBI who lied about Russian ‘collusion’ and raided President Trump’s home asked Facebook to manipulate its feed to bury the Hunter Biden story,” Jordan said in a statement.

FBI Reacts

As the controversy swirled, the FBI issued a statement to media outlets on Friday, saying that its warning to Facebook was of a general nature and did not include a call to action.

The FBI said it “routinely notifies U.S. private sector entities, including social media providers, of potential threat information, so that they can decide how to better defend against threats” and that the agency “has provided companies with foreign threat indicators to help them protect their platforms and customers from abuse by foreign malign influence actors.”

The FBI added, however, that it “cannot ask, or direct, companies to take action on information received.”

Meta also issued a clarifying statement, saying in a Twitter post that the remarks Zuckerberg made to Rogan were basically the same as what he told Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) in 2020.

“The FBI shared general warnings about foreign interference—nothing specific about Hunter Biden,” Meta said in the statement.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 11, 2018. (Andrew Harnik/AP Photo)

Zuckerberg told Rogan as much on the podcast when asked whether the FBI specified that Facebook needed to “be on guard” about the Hunter Biden laptop story.

“No. I don’t remember if it was that specifically. But it was, it basically fit the pattern,” Zuckerberg replied.

Hunter Biden’s Laptop

The laptop of President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, became the subject of scandal and scrutiny in October 2020 after the New York Post broke the story on its contents, which included information about the younger Biden’s foreign dealings and sordid personal life.

After the story broke, much of its coverage by legacy media outlets was focused on the possibility that the laptop was Russian disinformation meant to damage Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.

The laptop story was also suppressed by Facebook and Twitter, while a group of former intelligence officials came forward and said in a letter (pdf) that it had “all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”

John Ratcliffe, then-director of national intelligence, said at the time that there was no intelligence that supported the claim that the laptop was Russian disinformation.

More recently, Ratcliffe told Fox News in an interview on Friday that, if the FBI did indeed try to suppress information about Hunter Biden’s laptop, this would amount to election interference.

“It is election interference, to the extent that these allegations are true that FBI agents were knowingly putting bad information out there, absolutely,” Ratcliffe said.

Polling has indicated that if the public had been aware of the suppressed story ahead of the election, it may have cost the elder Biden several percentage points of voters—possibly enough to thwart his bid for the White House.

The People Are Overwhelming Deep State; Situation Update; New Book Challenges COVID-19 Vaccine Narrative

Flynn/Clark – Information War, The People Are Overwhelming The [DS], We Are Taking Back Our Country

Situation Update

 

New Book Challenges COVID-19 Vaccine Narrative

BY KRISTEN FISCHER TIMEAUGUST 17, 2022 PRINT

As more research is published on people who have taken the COVID-19 vaccine, more data—at least the data that make it to publication—are revealing that many people have had harmful effects from the injections.

Of course, COVID-19 itself came with health consequences, and everyone understood that. The vaccine was supposed to be so safe and effective that it was acceptable to even coerce people into getting it. In fact, even those who caught COVID-19 and achieved natural immunity were compelled to get the vaccine.

In her latest book “Neither Safe Nor Effective: The Evidence Against the COVID Vaccines,” Dr. Colleen Huber shares some of the data that have been emerging.
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Dr. Colleen Huber, naturopathic medicine doctor. (Courtesy of Dr. Huber)

The Arizona-based naturopathic medical doctor says the damage done so far from the mRNA vaccines is undeniable. She also highlights issues in the medical and media fields that have kept people from getting access to facts. This all comes as many people are still being pressured to take the vaccine or are suffering consequences.

Huber encourages people to pick up the book and to think for themselves while reading it.

“You won’t get past chapter one without being convinced that these vaccines shouldn’t be used on anyone, because of all the damage that has been seen in vaccinated populations,” she said.

Examining Vaccine Effects

In the book, Huber discusses how mRNA is the culprit behind the risks and damage in people. The technology had never been used safely in the past. It’s always had “wildcard dangerous effects in the body,” she said.

The mRNA mechanism sets in motion a process that can affect the DNA of the person and impact multiple organs in unwanted ways.

For example, a Swedish study published this year shows that the Pfizer vaccine enters the DNA of liver cells within six hours.

“This, in turn, changes how the DNA of the body produces new proteins,” Huber said. “In other words, the liver of a vaccinated person is gradually becoming different, and it is too early to know how and to what extent.

“The liver is responsible for hundreds of metabolic functions, so this is one of many reasons why taking these vaccines is so horribly reckless.

“We cannot yet be certain about this happening in other organs, because that research hasn’t yet been done, and this, again, is because the technology is still so new.”

Based on data she reviewed from the United States, Europe, and Israel, Huber said there are demonstrated cardiovascular injuries such as heart attack, cardiac arrest, myocarditis, and pericarditis.

Other common side effects were neurological injuries such as Bell’s palsy and seizures, new and aggressive cancers, and liver diseases.

In the book, Huber focuses on evidence of the first three adverse effects, because they were “by far the most thoroughly documented, and the least deniable,” she said.

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The book includes data presented by Pfizer and the FDA under court order (after a lengthy back-and-forth battle). The data show that of the 30,096 people in the clinical trial (and an additional 2,990 on whom they have no data), there were 1,223 deaths and 11,361 people who had “not recovered at the time of report.”

It’s too early to know the effects of the vaccine, especially in those who got the initial vaccine (or two-dose vaccines) but didn’t get the boosters. Some people who had the initial vaccine and had some adverse effects took ivermectin, vitamin D, N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), and pine needle tea for relief. Ivermectin gives the best results, Huber believes, because it has known mechanisms against the spike proteins.

More Jabs, More Damage?

Huber believes that the more vaccines (or “boosters”) a person gets, the more damage that can be done.

She highlights data from the United Kingdom that show an especially high COVID death rate there. The U.K. is one of the most heavily vaccinated countries in the world, with 92 percent of people older than age 12 vaccinated.

The poorer outcomes, she believes, are linked to more mRNA being added to the body “in order to churn out even more of the devastating spike proteins into the cardiovascular system.”

Setting Records Straight

In addition to issues surrounding the quality and suppression of data, there’s also conflict about research that get published and those that never make it into journals (and, therefore, the mainstream media).

Huber echoes Dr. Peter McCullough, a well-known cardiologist who has sounded the alarm on how journals have suppressed research on early treatments for COVID-19.

Huber said that it’s hard to get her hands on data, especially if the data have never made it to publication.

“Governments in one country after another, first the U.S., then the UK and Scotland, which had collected the most data, suddenly hid data,” she said.

Unmasking the Medical Community

If the vaccines were so harmful, why did so many doctors pressure patients to take them?

“Doctors are threatened in many ways by rogue and frequently lawbreaking medical boards—the domineering antagonists to the passive doctors—to ‘shut up and do what we tell you,’” she said, citing her own experience.

“Few doctors have the time, energy, bandwidth, or, frankly, the ‘cojones’ to rebel against the bureaucrats.”

If the general trend of the medical profession is to recommend COVID vaccines, and if threats are made against any who would choose to rebel, you will find a majority going along, Huber said.

“That is, until the tide turns. When the tide begins to turn,” she said, “it’s much easier for an individual doctor to move with the herd against bad medical treatments, such as the COVID vaccines.”

She said many doctors are no longer pressuring patients to get the vaccines.

“And it all seems to be happening at once, at least in pediatrics and cardiology,” she said.

“When the flock of birds turns and starts flying in a different direction, each bird turns in cooperative, almost choreographed, synchrony.”

Huber compares the shift to that which occurred with the pain-relieving drug Vioxx. In the early 2000s, it was highly recommended. But in 2007, the harms of the drug were exposed, and doctors stopped prescribing it.

Now, avoiding that drug is “not at all controversial,” she said. “No medical board punishes a doctor for avoiding Vioxx.”

Situation Update; X22; Myocarditis; French COVID Vaccine Deaths; Where Did God Come From?


Pharmacist admits they don’t tell parents of Myocarditis risks because they don’t want to “scare parents” and not get their children vaccinated.

French families come out to highlight the scale of the COVID vaccine deaths.

Where Did God come from?

Juan O Savin: Bloody Hill > Jan 6th Revealed!

Jan. 6 Committee Closed-Door Hearing Was ‘Cordial,’ Patrick Byrne Says

By Eva Fu
July 16, 2022 Updated: July 18, 2022

Former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne testified on July 15 before the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, breach of the Capitol, including on his key role in a post-election White House meeting where he urged then-President Donald Trump to investigate 2020 election fraud allegations.

Byrne told The Epoch Times in an interview that his eight hours of closed-door testimony covered a wide range of topics—from his meeting with the president on Dec. 18, 2020, to his concerns over the integrity and safety of election equipment.

Byrne, who was the latest witness to testify before the committee, described the meeting as “surprisingly friendly, cordial, and professional.”

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Former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne is surrounded by private security as he arrives at the Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. House Office Building to be interviewed by the House select committee investigating the events of Jan. 6, 2021, on July 15, 2022. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“Notwithstanding the fact that we weren’t going to agree” about the Nov. 3, 2020, election, “we agreed that there was a lot for me to fill in from Nov. 4 until Jan. 7 [2021]. I think they seemed to be appreciative,” he told The Epoch Times on July 16.

“They had a lot of questions, and they really did not know the answers, and I was happy to provide them with the answers. I do feel that if they knew the truth about everything, they would understand the truth was different than [what] they were guessing—and significantly more benign.”

The White House Meeting

Byrne had hoped to engineer a meeting with Trump when he used a prior invitation from a staffer to tour the White House with former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and attorney Sidney Powell. The trio met with Trump in the Oval Office after the president happened to walk by, Byrne told The Epoch Times in an exclusive interview the day before his testimony.

“I was the guy that everyone should be looking into,” he said. “I’m the guy who pulled that famous meeting together. I’m the guy who presented the options.”

The proposal put forth at the meeting was to dispatch a team of cybersecurity specialists from the Department of Homeland Security to the six counties where questions of voter fraud had surfaced.

 

Byrne’s group presented Trump with executive orders signed by former President Barack Obama in 2015 and Trump in 2018 regarding foreign interference in a U.S. election, which they said granted the president authority to launch such an investigation.

“That was the upshot of our discussion,” Byrne said. “That was the cat.”

“I think the tiger they painted was going in with military commandos across the country,” he said, referring to press coverage of a suggestion he said he made to the president to use the National Guard during an investigation. He said the idea was rejected by everyone in the room during the Dec. 18, 2020, meeting.

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Former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne returns from a quick break in his interview with the House select committee investigating the events of Jan. 6, 2021, in the Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. House Office Building on July 15, 2022. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Byrne cited three federal documents to support his claims, the first being an Oct. 22, 2020, joint advisory by the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warning about unauthorized Russian access to information technology systems used by U.S. election officials and efforts of Iranian state actors to sow discord among voters.

The second document, an Oct. 30, 2020, joint advisory by the same agencies, stated that an Iranian hacker had targeted state election websites to obtain registration data and had succeeded in at least one state.

The third was a Dec. 16, 2020, statement by the FBI, CISA, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on the breach of SolarWinds Orion platform.

Rudy Giuliani, a former Trump lawyer and New York City mayor, was called to the White House two days after that to assess the documents and provide his opinion.

“I read through them carefully, I came back, and I said it’s clear to me that there’s not enough [evidence] here,” Giuliani said in his July 14 radio program.

Byrne disputed Giuliani’s response, stating that the documents in question weren’t affidavits but government documents.

The Militia Member

On the morning of Jan. 5, 2021, the day before protests and the breach at the U.S. Capitol, Byrne said he was contacted by a person claiming to be part of a militia, who told him that a group of 10,000 people with firearms were “coming in to take the city.”

The committee appeared surprised to hear about the militia, Byrne said.

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Former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne stops to talk to reporters during a break in his interview with the House select committee investigating Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington on July 15, 2022. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Byrne said he talked the militia out of the plan after the man expressed a willingness to follow his direction.

“You’re willing to take an order, whatever I say?” Byrne recalled asking the man, who he said agreed.

“OK. One direction is absolutely not a single weapon,” Byrne said he told the man. “That’s the only thing that will make us lose.”

‘Untrustworthy’ Election

The Jan. 6 committee at one point asked Byrne if he still believes “the election in 2020 was rigged.”

“I said: ‘Absolutely. I believe our entire election apparatus is untrustworthy,’” he said. “It’s not about Democrats or Republicans.

“In a friendly way, I think we came to a realization that they’re seeing the world as lawyers, and I’m seeing it as a business person.

“I think that they may have extended a bit of an olive branch, and I very much reciprocated.

“I hope I found for America an off-ramp for the tension that’s brewing.”

Eva Fu

CHINA REPORTER
Eva Fu is a New York-based writer for The Epoch Times focusing on U.S.-China relations, religious freedom, and human rights. Contact Eva at eva.fu@epochtimes.com

An Irreversible Decision; Wisconsin Supreme Court: Ballot Drop Boxes Are Illegal; Dutch Farmers’ Protests; Dropping Vaccines and Here Is The Reason

An Irreversible Decision: Once You’ve Been Vaccinated, You Cannot Become Unvaccinated

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny: “The types of things that this injection does, binding the spike protein to the surface of your cells, making an antibody, which means you’re sensitized to that forever. Once you’ve been vaccinated, it is the mark. You cannot become unvaccinated. This is an irreversible thing.”

“Put your hands in God and not in these pharmaceuticals.”

 

Breaking!!!!

Wisconsin Supreme Court: Ballot Drop Boxes Are Illegal

By Zachary Stieber
July 8, 2022 Updated: July 8, 2022

Drop boxes that enable people to drop off ballots cast by themselves and others are illegal under Wisconsin law, the state’s Supreme Court ruled on July 8.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) in two documents in 2020 said drop boxes can not only be utilized, but that they can be unstaffed and permanent. Further, the agency said “a family member or another person” can drop off a ballot on behalf of a voter.

The guidance was problematic because Wisconsin law states that a voter is the only individual who can deliver their ballot, either in person or via mail, a lawsuit filed last year stated.

In the ruling on Friday, a Wisconsin Supreme Court majority agreed.

“We hold the documents are invalid because ballot drop boxes are illegal under Wisconsin statutes,” Justice Rebecca Bradley wrote in the majority opinion.  “An absentee ballot must be returned by mail or the voter must personally deliver it to the municipal clerk at the clerk’s office or a designated alternate site.”

The decision upheld a circuit court ruling that concluded an elector must “personally mail” his or her ballot and that there are only two lawful methods for casting an absentee ballot. Those are mailing the ballot and delivering it in person.

“Because WEC’s memos conflict with these statutory directives, they are invalid,” Justice Brian Hagedorn wrote in a concurring opinion.

The memos were promulgated by the WEC in response to questions from local election clerks amid the COVID-9 pandemic.

“This decision provides substantial clarity on the legal status of absentee ballot drop boxes and ballot harvesting. While the question of whether an agent may mail an absentee ballot remains open, Wisconsin voters can have confidence that state law, not guidance from the Wisconsin Elections Commission, has the final word on how Wisconsin elections are conducted,” Rick Esenberg, president and counsel for the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, told The Epoch Times in an email.

The institute brought the case.

Dissent

Three justices dissented, including Justice Ann Walsh Bradley.

Writing for the minority, Bradley said a drop box “is a simple and perfectly legal solution to make voting easier, especially in the midst of a global pandemic.”

“But it is apparently a bridge too far for a majority of this court, which once again rejects a practice that would expand voter participation,” she added.

Bradley took issue with allowing two Wisconsin voters to challenge the guidance.

“Taken to its logical conclusion, the majority/lead opinion indicates that any registered voter would seemingly have standing to challenge any election law. The impact of such a broad conception of voter standing is breathtaking and especially acute at a time of increasing, unfounded challenges to election results and election administrators,” she wrote.

Zachary Stieber

REPORTER

Become Ungovernable: Eva Vlaardingerbroek Breaks Down Why the Dutch Farmers’ Protests Are So Pivotal

Become Ungovernable: Eva Vlaardingerbroek Breaks Down Why the Dutch Farmers’ Protests Are So Pivotal

“It’s very clear that the government is not doing this because of a nitrogen crisis, they’re doing this because they want these farmers’ land.”

I am Dropping Vaccines and Here is Why
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