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In the fall of 2020, I warned repeatedly on social media, TV and in my syndicated column about the Zuckerberg Heist — Silicon Valley’s hijacking of our election system through a private nonprofit called the Center for Tech and Civic Life. CTCL was funded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, to the tune of \$350 million. Election information-rigging Google joined as a top corporate partner, along with the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Democracy Fund (founded by Never Trumper billionaire and eBay former chairman Pierre Omidyar).

CTCL created a “COVID-19 Response Grant Program” to “provide funding to U.S. local election offices” that steered voters toward insecure, fraud-vulnerable alternatives to traditional voting. The Amistad Project led the way in exposing how CTCL’s “dark money network pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into local election systems using the COVID pandemic as a pretense.” And as I noted at the time, the scamdemic and performative lockdowns provided a handy ruse to sabotage our regular Election Day experience through less transparent, more manipulable absentee and vote-by-mail mechanisms.

Now states and localities are finally bringing the hammer down on ZuckerBucks. Mississippi banned private donations for public voting operations last week, joining more than a dozen other states. Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin have similar ZuckerBuck bans pending. Also last week, a Louisiana appellate court reinstated the state Attorney General Jeff Landry’s lawsuit against CTCL for illegal, unconstitutional funding of elections flowing into government coffers “in the darkness of night,” as he told The Federalist.

Indeed, the title of a new documentary on CTCL by Citizens United released this week says it all: “Rigged.”

“Do you believe they used the COVID emergency as an excuse to pull (off) this partisan voter turnout operation?” Citizens United’s president David Bossie asks former President Donald Trump in the documentary trailer.

“Am I allowed to give you a one-word answer?” Trump asks. “Yes.”

If you’re a conservative, speaking these truths will get you branded a “conspiracy theorist” and “domestic terrorist.” Reporting on irregularities and concerns with election software and hardware, ballot harvesting, mail-in ballots and paperless voting systems will get you sued or prosecuted — even though left-wingers from NowThis and HBO to the Brookings Institution and Brennan Center for Justice raised similar concerns for years.


I’ve been called all the names and am already being sued for interviewing election whistleblowers, so I have nothing to lose in issuing a new warning.

Never forget: COVID-19 chicanery provided the cover and pretext for the Zuckerberg Heist. Learn from history, and hone your pattern recognition skills. It’s happening again. For the past month, media outlets and government bureaucrats in both parties have been stirring up fears of election chaos induced by a “paper shortage” that has purportedly dragged on for two years due to “COVID-19.”

That’s just more fake virus news. Graphic paper demands have been declining and paper mills shutting down for decades thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement, foreign subsidies and increased imports. But truth never stopped agenda-driven Chicken Littles:

“A paper shortage is looming over the 2022 elections. Seriously,” Politico warned two weeks ago.

“Worldwide paper shortage causing concerns for balloting ahead of midterm elections,” Detroit station WDIV trumpeted.

“Midterm mess: States grapple with poll worker and paper shortages,” CNN intoned.

The American Forest and Paper Association has tried to un-fan the media-generated flames of fear. “There is no reason to panic,” the association’s Terry Webber assured Americans last week, as long as election officials plan ahead.

But mark my words. This “paper shortage” propaganda will be used to further cement the Soros family-spearheaded push to hackable, paperless electronic voting systems, including Dominion, which covers 37% of voters. The Colorado state Senate just passed a bill, SB22-153, that would reportedly mandate electronic voting machines in any county with more than 1,000 residents. The measure is backed by radical leftist Secretary of State Jena Griswold, a recipient of Soros campaign cash who fronts a Soros-funded association for Democrat Secretaries of State — and who has launched a political and legal vendetta against Mesa County clerk Tina Peters and Elbert County clerk Dallas Schroeder for preserving Dominion server hard drives.

Also in my own backyard on Tuesday, GOP Clerk and Recorder for El Paso County, Colorado, Chuck Broerman invoked the “paper shortage” card to strong-arm the county commission into extending a high six-figure, no-bid contract with Runbeck Election Services. Hundreds of citizens turned out to a county board of commissioners hearing to raise alarms about “cronyism and nepotism” issues surrounding the deal (Commissioner Holly Williams is married to Runbeck senior adviser and GOP Colorado Springs city councilman Wayne Williams, who brought Dominion machines to the state when he served as Secretary of State, and who was appointed by Mesa County commissioners to oversee elections — a perch from which he has viciously attacked Peters before her case is adjudicated). Additionally, Runbeck has faced watchdog questions about its work in Tarrant County, Texas; Arizona; and Georgia.

But squawking about a “paper shortage” and playing the phony “military disenfranchisement” card (which no one is advocating), Broerman declared that “finding a new vendor” was “just not an option” and time had run out. Turns out city government bureaucrats who finalized the Runbeck contract in late January had themselves dropped the ball for weeks on the mysteriously lost document, a procurement office “slip” compounded by the neglect of a clerk’s office deputy who was away for several added weeks and didn’t get to it because of a “family emergency.”

ORDER IT NOW

Of course, the crisis is all the fault of “COVID,” “paper shortages” and inconvenient citizens with pesky questions whose scrutiny of their elected officials is causing them emotional distress — while they arrogantly lecture the people who pay their bills for “offending” them with accusations of incompetence and crony favoritism.

If it walks like an election heist and talks like an election heist … learn from history.

Michelle Malkin’s email address is [email protected]

 
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  1. Military disenfranchisement? There is zero reason to allow the military to vote overseas. If they want to vote, they should have to appear physically, in person, show ID, and vote using an electronic machine in the precinct in the US where they are registered. If being deployed overseas gets in the way, they should tell the Pentagon to bring them home. If that does not work, quit.

    • Replies: @Liberty Mike
    @Harry Huntington

    Well, Harry, military disenfranchisement should be a feature of any decent republic as all public sector employees should be disenfranchised.

    The takers don't get to vote.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

  2. More recycled outrage, today over the integrity of Red+Blue election mechanisms.

    Mrs. Malkin used to be a cheerleader at Uncle Sam’s away games. Has she nothing to say about Ukraine/Russia/NATO?

    • Troll: beavertales
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Greta Handel

    Whatever she'd have to say about it, I'm sure you'd have something to bitch about, Greta.

    Michelle Malkin does a great job, and it's HER column, not yours.

  3. @Harry Huntington
    Military disenfranchisement? There is zero reason to allow the military to vote overseas. If they want to vote, they should have to appear physically, in person, show ID, and vote using an electronic machine in the precinct in the US where they are registered. If being deployed overseas gets in the way, they should tell the Pentagon to bring them home. If that does not work, quit.

    Replies: @Liberty Mike

    Well, Harry, military disenfranchisement should be a feature of any decent republic as all public sector employees should be disenfranchised.

    The takers don’t get to vote.

    • Agree: Old Brown Fool
    • Replies: @Abolish_public_education
    @Liberty Mike

    The takers don’t get to vote.

    100% agree.

    As I've often posted, abolish ALL forms of convenience voting, e.g. absentee. The only mils who should have voting rights, and the only exception to the ban on convenience, are draftees. Indeed, such unfortunates should have their votes weighted 100X.

    Voting rights are far too broad. Still, as things stand nowadays, I see no reason why the voting age shouldn’t be set at age six or so, i.e. when a voter is tall/strong enough to reach/pull the lever. At the very least, kids should be allowed to vote for school (draft) board and ballot questions (e.g. a_p_e) -- even if their parents can't.

  4. Running out of paper? That is one of the most lame-assed excuses I’ve ever heard. Yeah, mills are shut down and there are billions of acres of pulpwood, the biggest factor being that people don’t use nearly as much newsprint. The average voter has enough paper in his laser-printer and nearby to supply 1000 ballots.

    Thank you so much, Mrs. Malkin, for being a part of exposing the fraud of ’20 and for keeping on the case – even more important, as you could have all the evidence in the world about ’20 – the damage is done. The ctrl-left doesn’t mind at all spouting blatant lies as justification for running another fraud of a vote. We need to take care of this each at our own State level.

    Finally, ““Am I allowed to give you a one-word answer?” Trump asks.” Uhhh, sure, I’d be glad enough if it’s under 2,000 words and doesn’t go round and round in circles 3 times.

  5. @Greta Handel
    More recycled outrage, today over the integrity of Red+Blue election mechanisms.

    Mrs. Malkin used to be a cheerleader at Uncle Sam’s away games. Has she nothing to say about Ukraine/Russia/NATO?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Whatever she’d have to say about it, I’m sure you’d have something to bitch about, Greta.

    Michelle Malkin does a great job, and it’s HER column, not yours.

  6. Who’s the recycler? I’ve spoken openly for years now about my rethinking of America’s bloody misadventures abroad on behalf of every other country but our own, most recently on Kevin Barrett’s show. Find a new gripe.

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
    @Michelle Malkin

    If you’re “rethinking” things like this (February 22, 2011)


    Gaddafi vowed to stay in the country and “die a martyr.”

    May he get his bloody wish.
     
    then you should show us how by writing about Ukraine/Russia/NATO.

    Replies: @2stateshmustate

  7. What’s happened to you, Michelle? You used to be merely an ignorant columnist but now you’ve drifted into Nick Fuentes and David Duke territory. Your daughters must be humiliated by you.

  8. @Michelle Malkin
    Who's the recycler? I've spoken openly for years now about my rethinking of America's bloody misadventures abroad on behalf of every other country but our own, most recently on Kevin Barrett's show. Find a new gripe.

    Replies: @Greta Handel

    If you’re “rethinking” things like this (February 22, 2011)

    Gaddafi vowed to stay in the country and “die a martyr.”

    May he get his bloody wish.

    then you should show us how by writing about Ukraine/Russia/NATO.

    • Replies: @2stateshmustate
    @Greta Handel

    I wasn't aware of her saying that before.
    But if true that's all I need to know about her.
    If she was truly against the status quo, she would have been against the crime of destroying Libya
    She is controlled opposition.
    You learn something new everyday.

    Replies: @Michelle Malkin

  9. Would add point of control of paper is also more issue than false elections, with only few paper producers as article sort of points. Soon ‘they’ will claim ‘can’t have paper because climate’ when of course if anything is built with wood that would have nothing to do with it. Anything electronic isn’t private including landlines, which had begun thinking of when considering how to better communicate and decided to mail short notes postal to friends with bit of info and few web links so they wouldn’t delete, maybe consider more or copy and share. The google situation always reminds me of label tactics, if you were going to make a monopoly of the web would you name it ‘monopolizing corporation’, obviously not, so they made a juvenile sound as a label so sounds as if a baby, googey goo. Same with behemoth microsoft, ‘micro’ as if tiny, and ‘soft’. The tactics should be obvious by now.
    Back to elections the nonsense in 2001 I think it was and Gore and ‘hanging chad’, election was rooked the same as the last one. Though Gore turned out to be a corporate hack and two-faced about the climate the point is the same. It’s never good to allow monopolizing, and electronics or paper mixed with electronics can only lead to manipulating.

    .

    • Replies: @RestiveUs
    @Cris M.

    I think Gates was evaluating himself when he came up with the name "MicroSoft".

  10. Michelle,
    I so appreciated your coverage of the El Paso County Bd of Commisssioners meeting, and that you
    stayed til the bitter end. I, too found the paper shortage line to be manufactured. But I do recall an important article from last year claiming that China has bought up most of America’s raw lumber and log inventory, leaving out forests stripped. Note this: https://theconversation.com/american-timber-industry-crippled-by-double-whammy-of-trade-war-and-covid-19-147720
    It could be part of a larger scheme to deliberately sell out our paper stores forcing us into digital
    voting. Forcing us into digital everything.
    The outcome of the vote yesterday was predictable. I admit I was disappointed at the board members taking the opportunity to scold us for embarrasing them and for clearly having better command of the subject than themselves. This was elitism, we know better than you, on full display. No shame.
    I was proud of our side.
    Thank you for weighing in on the argument.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Candice of COS

    Ownership is a different story, Candice, but I get around on the ground and by air, all over, and I can tell you that there is plenty of good forest in this land.

    However, our sending $500,000,000,000 years to China via our trade deficit has me wondering how long it will be before the Chinese WILL loot this country of the good assets, just as the New Yorkers looted Russia in the 1990s*.

    In one decade, for instance, that's more than enough money to buy up all the good farmland in America. Nobody seems to care about this. (Well, I do give President Trump credit for understanding it and trying.)

    Peak Stupidity has a 6 part series asking "Will America be looted by China?" from about a year back:

    Part 1: Intro.
    Part 2: Housing
    Part 3: Big Biz
    Part 4: The Fruited Plain
    Part 5: The Wilderness
    Part 6: Conclusion - The Golden Rule

    .

    * except we have 50 times the good assets and in better shape due to not having lived under Communism ... so far ...

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  11. @Cris M.
    Would add point of control of paper is also more issue than false elections, with only few paper producers as article sort of points. Soon 'they' will claim 'can't have paper because climate' when of course if anything is built with wood that would have nothing to do with it. Anything electronic isn't private including landlines, which had begun thinking of when considering how to better communicate and decided to mail short notes postal to friends with bit of info and few web links so they wouldn't delete, maybe consider more or copy and share. The google situation always reminds me of label tactics, if you were going to make a monopoly of the web would you name it 'monopolizing corporation', obviously not, so they made a juvenile sound as a label so sounds as if a baby, googey goo. Same with behemoth microsoft, 'micro' as if tiny, and 'soft'. The tactics should be obvious by now.
    Back to elections the nonsense in 2001 I think it was and Gore and 'hanging chad', election was rooked the same as the last one. Though Gore turned out to be a corporate hack and two-faced about the climate the point is the same. It's never good to allow monopolizing, and electronics or paper mixed with electronics can only lead to manipulating.

    .

    Replies: @RestiveUs

    I think Gates was evaluating himself when he came up with the name “MicroSoft”.

  12. @Liberty Mike
    @Harry Huntington

    Well, Harry, military disenfranchisement should be a feature of any decent republic as all public sector employees should be disenfranchised.

    The takers don't get to vote.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

    The takers don’t get to vote.

    100% agree.

    As I’ve often posted, abolish ALL forms of convenience voting, e.g. absentee. The only mils who should have voting rights, and the only exception to the ban on convenience, are draftees. Indeed, such unfortunates should have their votes weighted 100X.

    Voting rights are far too broad. Still, as things stand nowadays, I see no reason why the voting age shouldn’t be set at age six or so, i.e. when a voter is tall/strong enough to reach/pull the lever. At the very least, kids should be allowed to vote for school (draft) board and ballot questions (e.g. a_p_e) — even if their parents can’t.

  13. @Candice of COS
    Michelle,
    I so appreciated your coverage of the El Paso County Bd of Commisssioners meeting, and that you
    stayed til the bitter end. I, too found the paper shortage line to be manufactured. But I do recall an important article from last year claiming that China has bought up most of America's raw lumber and log inventory, leaving out forests stripped. Note this: https://theconversation.com/american-timber-industry-crippled-by-double-whammy-of-trade-war-and-covid-19-147720
    It could be part of a larger scheme to deliberately sell out our paper stores forcing us into digital
    voting. Forcing us into digital everything.
    The outcome of the vote yesterday was predictable. I admit I was disappointed at the board members taking the opportunity to scold us for embarrasing them and for clearly having better command of the subject than themselves. This was elitism, we know better than you, on full display. No shame.
    I was proud of our side.
    Thank you for weighing in on the argument.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Ownership is a different story, Candice, but I get around on the ground and by air, all over, and I can tell you that there is plenty of good forest in this land.

    However, our sending \$500,000,000,000 years to China via our trade deficit has me wondering how long it will be before the Chinese WILL loot this country of the good assets, just as the New Yorkers looted Russia in the 1990s*.

    In one decade, for instance, that’s more than enough money to buy up all the good farmland in America. Nobody seems to care about this. (Well, I do give President Trump credit for understanding it and trying.)

    Peak Stupidity has a 6 part series asking “Will America be looted by China?” from about a year back:

    Part 1: Intro.
    Part 2: Housing
    Part 3: Big Biz
    Part 4: The Fruited Plain
    Part 5: The Wilderness
    Part 6: Conclusion – The Golden Rule

    .

    * except we have 50 times the good assets and in better shape due to not having lived under Communism … so far …

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Ooops, should be: "... our sending $500,000,000,000 yearly to China..."

  14. Paper shortage? In America?

    Now the descent to socialist hellhole is complete, I guess.
    (clue for the younger generation: socialist countries of 20th century were always plagued by shortages of any and every article, and its rationing by a bureaucracy).

  15. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Candice of COS

    Ownership is a different story, Candice, but I get around on the ground and by air, all over, and I can tell you that there is plenty of good forest in this land.

    However, our sending $500,000,000,000 years to China via our trade deficit has me wondering how long it will be before the Chinese WILL loot this country of the good assets, just as the New Yorkers looted Russia in the 1990s*.

    In one decade, for instance, that's more than enough money to buy up all the good farmland in America. Nobody seems to care about this. (Well, I do give President Trump credit for understanding it and trying.)

    Peak Stupidity has a 6 part series asking "Will America be looted by China?" from about a year back:

    Part 1: Intro.
    Part 2: Housing
    Part 3: Big Biz
    Part 4: The Fruited Plain
    Part 5: The Wilderness
    Part 6: Conclusion - The Golden Rule

    .

    * except we have 50 times the good assets and in better shape due to not having lived under Communism ... so far ...

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Ooops, should be: “… our sending \$500,000,000,000 yearly to China…”

  16. @Greta Handel
    @Michelle Malkin

    If you’re “rethinking” things like this (February 22, 2011)


    Gaddafi vowed to stay in the country and “die a martyr.”

    May he get his bloody wish.
     
    then you should show us how by writing about Ukraine/Russia/NATO.

    Replies: @2stateshmustate

    I wasn’t aware of her saying that before.
    But if true that’s all I need to know about her.
    If she was truly against the status quo, she would have been against the crime of destroying Libya
    She is controlled opposition.
    You learn something new everyday.

    • Replies: @Michelle Malkin
    @2stateshmustate

    So you DON'T want people learning from their mistakes and changing their minds?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Greta Handel

  17. @2stateshmustate
    @Greta Handel

    I wasn't aware of her saying that before.
    But if true that's all I need to know about her.
    If she was truly against the status quo, she would have been against the crime of destroying Libya
    She is controlled opposition.
    You learn something new everyday.

    Replies: @Michelle Malkin

    So you DON’T want people learning from their mistakes and changing their minds?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Michelle Malkin

    Indeed. Now, if Ann Coulter would only lose that silly support for Affirmative Action she still spouts, she'd be batting 1000.

    Rather than pestering you, these commenters could actually comment on what you wrote in THIS column.

    BTW, the people who use the term "controlled opposition" are pretty much the only people I suspect of being such.

    , @Greta Handel
    @Michelle Malkin

    Prove it.

    Write it here, right now: what do you think about Ukraine/Russia/NATO?

  18. So they can change votes cast electronically.

    They can also change paper votes too by not doing signature matching (See John Lott’s report) and allowing illiterate Democrat voters to fix mistakes on their ballots that would have otherwise invalidated them.

    Then there are the dead voters, and the illegals.

    Only way out as I see it is to allow a neutral third party to count the votes. Swiss election observers come to mind, but who am I kidding–if Dems lose they’d just send the military into Zurich and bomb the place into the stone age.

    • Replies: @Abolish_public_education
    @Bragadocious

    .. allow a neutral third party to count the votes.

    I don't care who counts the votes. Big government wins regardless. If we had small gov, then nobody would care who got elected. Voter turnout would fall off a cliff.

    (I'm suspicious of who's counting the school bond/tax ballot measures. Even with supermajority thresholds, the FORs are still pretty reliable winners. Both parties support public education. In the count room, nobody looks out for taxpayers.)

  19. @Michelle Malkin
    @2stateshmustate

    So you DON'T want people learning from their mistakes and changing their minds?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Greta Handel

    Indeed. Now, if Ann Coulter would only lose that silly support for Affirmative Action she still spouts, she’d be batting 1000.

    Rather than pestering you, these commenters could actually comment on what you wrote in THIS column.

    BTW, the people who use the term “controlled opposition” are pretty much the only people I suspect of being such.

  20. @Michelle Malkin
    @2stateshmustate

    So you DON'T want people learning from their mistakes and changing their minds?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Greta Handel

    Prove it.

    Write it here, right now: what do you think about Ukraine/Russia/NATO?

  21. @Bragadocious
    So they can change votes cast electronically.

    They can also change paper votes too by not doing signature matching (See John Lott's report) and allowing illiterate Democrat voters to fix mistakes on their ballots that would have otherwise invalidated them.

    Then there are the dead voters, and the illegals.

    Only way out as I see it is to allow a neutral third party to count the votes. Swiss election observers come to mind, but who am I kidding--if Dems lose they'd just send the military into Zurich and bomb the place into the stone age.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

    .. allow a neutral third party to count the votes.

    I don’t care who counts the votes. Big government wins regardless. If we had small gov, then nobody would care who got elected. Voter turnout would fall off a cliff.

    (I’m suspicious of who’s counting the school bond/tax ballot measures. Even with supermajority thresholds, the FORs are still pretty reliable winners. Both parties support public education. In the count room, nobody looks out for taxpayers.)

  22. God Bless you Michelle. Thank you for being a REAL voice for truth amidst so many phony “conservatives”. I stopped following the political stage for awhile last year and was wondering where you went… I was unaware of the Nick Fuentes debacle and as a long time independent (who thought I leaned left but then discovered that conservatism was the only SANE place to be) I actually hadn’t even heard of him… likely because of how canceled/ deplatformed he has been. Thank you for drawing my attention to him as another truth teller… an imperfect voice at times, but one that is clearly seeking (like you) to understand and SPEAK TRUTH to the “powers” and their house of cards built upon a mountain of lies… you are not invisible Michelle… you are seen and appreciated and you are moving minds and hearts, no matter how much they try to discredit and deplatform you and others like you. May Truth continue to guide everything you do, and may you continue to have the courage and strength of heart to stand strong in the face of evil, no matter what comes. God Bless you sister!

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