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By Douglas V. Gibbs

When the Democrats, Progressives, Leftists, Authoritarians, Criminals and communists in America (then again, I am being repetitive) aim to do something, they know darn well when the law, Constitution, or ethics stand in their way.  Like common criminals, usually they perform the dastardly deed anyway, or they find a way around the obstacles that might stand in their way.  It is unconstitutional (and Red States are pushing back against it) and against statutory law to use taxpayer dollars for political campaigns, especially when such an effort is launched by the federal government.  But, in classic leftist Democrat fashion, progressives (and other lefty Biden administration allies) are using legal loopholes and the power of the federal government to maximize Democrat votes in the 2024 election at taxpayers’ expense, and they claim the whole thing to be completely legal.

The troops have been mobilized through allegedly nonpartisan charities that target Democrats using demographic data as proxies.  They have been put into action thanks to the Biden administration’s unprecedented demand that every federal agency “consider ways to expand citizens’ opportunities to register to vote and to obtain information about, and participate in, the electoral process.

After all, we have to save our democracy, right?

The pro-Democratic Party charities have gone into action using taxpayer monies and “dark money” vehicles, all following Biden’s call to register the voters, deliver ballots, harvest ballots, and do anything else necessary to ensure the 2024 Election defeats Donald Trump in the presidential election, and the dreaded racist democracy-hating Republicans in the congressional, statewide, and local elections.

Time magazine admits what the left is up to, describing the effort as “a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information. They were not rigging the election; they were fortifying it. And they believe the public needs to understand the system’s fragility in order to ensure that democracy in America endures.”

How do you steal an election through rigging it and committing a long list of fraud?  You call those activities something else.  It was “fortified,” and “ensuring democracy endures.”  After all, from their point of view it’s okay to operate in an unethical or unlawful manner when they are trying to save the democracy from fascist, racist, phobic, Christian Nationalist, domestic terrorist MAGA Republicans, right?

I’m sure I left out a few phobias, but you get my point.

Interestingly, the communist, progressive left used to try to fly under the radar.  As described in The Unseen Hand, a book by A. Ralph Epperson:

“Someone once described the deception as, ‘One way they look, another way they steer.’ The strategy is to promise the American people and to deliver another. Never make it appear that you, the candidate, are supporting socialism, or are a Socialist, even though the platforms you will support after your election are indeed socialist in nature. And you must never deliver so much socialism that the American people will discover the exact nature of the game and remove you from office.”

“The reason the socialists must deceive the unsuspecting citizen was made clear by the London, England, Sunday Times which stated that Socialism was defined as: ‘competition without prizes, boredom without hope, war without victory, and statistics without end.'”

“In other words, most people don’t want Socialism and they don’t wish to live under the Socialist economy, so the Socialists must resort to trickery and deception, by a series of lies offered to the people by lying politicians.”

A few pages later, on page 51 of The Unseen Hand by A. Ralph Epperson, it reads:

“The socialist machine slowly climbs the ladder to total control of the market place.”

Now, they don’t operate in the shadows, or slowly, anymore.  The assault is out in the open, and they are trying to gather all of the troops for the all-out war against any political opposition as quickly as they can.  Trump has become a clear and present danger to their slow plans to fundamentally change America into something the Founding Fathers never intended.  

The Republican Party, unfortunately, for the most part, acts like no assault is in play.  They are either in on it, or completely oblivious to the fact that the hard left had kicked everything into high gear and has their war planners working overtime.  The GOP simply plays by the old rules with old attitudes and a strategy that seeks not to offend anyone or sound too radical.  They are fully convinced all they have to do is make sure the voters realize that Biden’s four years in office has been not good for America, and we should be fine.  They refuse to admit the Democrats cheat, lie, and steal.  “Be careful,” they also remind you.  “Don’t say anything the left might make fun of, like that the 2020 election was rigged, or that the Democrats are a bunch of socialists, because we don’t want our messaging to offend moderate swing voters.”

In States like California, the statewide Republican Party apparatus will also warn the candidates to not sound too conservative.  They are convinced to win they must be democrat-light.

While the laws in place for tax-exempt nonprofit groups explain that a group may engage in voter registration and get-out-the-vote drives so long as they do not “refer to any candidate or political party” nor conduct their activities “in a biased manner that favors (or opposes) one or more candidates prohibited;” Democrats seem to be exempt from any punishment for violating those laws.  That was apparent during the Obama years, and it has become more pronounced during the last election cycle and this one.  Wealthy donors get around limits by throwing their money into private foundations they know operate in a manner that they approve of, while being careful not to mention that they actually engage in partisan activities.  Left-leaning charities are well-known that they are left-leaning, but get around any trouble by simply registering and mobilizing demographics that tend to vote disproportionately Democratic behind a veil of non-partisan “let’s preserve our democracy” promotion.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan accomplished their big money in politics venture in 2020 when they funneled some $400 million through two progressive–led but purportedly nonpartisan nonprofits into election offices across the country.

According to American Greatness dot com, “That money disproportionately went to jurisdictions that Joe Biden won in the pivotal battleground states that delivered his victory, often flowing to left-leaning nonprofits to whom election offices outsourced the administration of sometimes critical functions.

In April 2022, a primary conduit of these so-called “Zuckerbucks,” the Center for Tech and Civic Life, announced the launch of a successor to the 2020 effort – the U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence, a five-year $80 million program “to envision, support, and celebrate excellence in U.S. election administration.”

“The left has assembled an impressive ‘election-industrial’ complex of non-profit organizations that is constantly working towards goals like ‘promoting participation’ targeting ‘underrepresented minorities,’” said Jason Snead, executive director of the conservative Honest Elections Project. Such terms, Snead says, “are code for identifying and mobilizing liberal voters.”

The website continues: “‘Nonpartisan’ and ‘charitable’ voter registration and get-out-the-vote groups” are the Democratic Party’s “electioneering super-weapon[s],” said Parker Thayer, an analyst with the conservative-oriented Capital Research Center in Washington, D.C.

Born of a plan “commissioned by [Hillary] Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, funded by the Democratic Party’s biggest donors, and coordinated with cut-throat Democratic consultants,” Thayer writes in an extensive analysis of the group’s efforts, “the Everybody Votes campaign [has] used the guise of civic-minded charity to selectively register millions of ‘non-white’ swing-state voters in the hopes of getting out the Democratic vote.”

It does so by funding and training over 50 community groups to register voters to close “the voter registration gap in communities of color,” which it attributes to “modern forms of Jim Crow laws,” such as voter ID requirements, the group’s executive director, Nellie Sires, said in a January 2024 interview.

From 2016-2021, the Everybody Votes Campaign, doing business as three entities, collected over $190 million from major Democratic Party donors, unions, and environmental activists. Some of the largest donors include the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund; the New Venture and Hopewell Funds, managed by for-profit consulting firm Arabella Advisors; and the George Soros-funded Foundation to Promote Open Society – all 501(c)(3) public charities or private foundations forbidden from supporting “voter education or registration activities with evidence of bias.”

The Everybody Votes Campaign distributed the funds to a slew of left-leaning state-based voter registration organizations largely in eight pivotal states from 2016 to 2019 – Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, and Nevada – and then to Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin in 2021.

According to Thayer’s analysis, the Everybody Votes Campaign’s voter registration push “would have provided Democrats more votes than the total margins of victory in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and Pennsylvania,” securing Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.

That, coupled with other fraudulent methods and cheats made sure that most of the Democrats they wanted to win pulled off victories.  Money and a few tweaks here and there, and the Democrats feel like they can pull off anything.

Republicans have not caught on.  Their super PACs play by ethical rules, putting out election guides and putting some money in advertising, but they fail to try to appeal to the populations who need to be told something other than the echo-chamber rhetoric of the Democrat Party.  The GOP spends money only on races they think are safe, and pretty much no money on independent organizations that could be getting out the conservative vote, or ensure that the ballots of Republican voters actually make it into the bin at the registrars and are counted fairly.  Conservative grassroots groups are doing some of that kind of work, but the political party at large acts like its 1952 and if they wave enough flags and put out enough TV ads the people will come out and vote for them.

Meanwhile, Biden has the Democratic Party using the “unlimited funding, resources, and reach” of the federal government and agency offices located nationwide,” to turn out favored voters.  

I am talking about Executive Order 14019, President Biden’s March 2021 unconstitutional shift by the left into a higher gear for Democrat Party electioneering.  His directive demands “promoting access to voting,” making it sound like he’s trying to save America from a bunch of racists who are trying to keep certain people from voting.  He ordered every federal agency, more than 600 in all, to register and mobilize voters – particularly “people of color” and others the White House says face “challenges to exercise their fundamental right to vote.”  It further directs the agencies to collaborate with ostensibly nonpartisan nonprofits in pursuit of its goals; a move that says, without actually saying it, “we’ve got to out register those white supremacists who are trying to suppress the vote so that they can get their great white fascist Donald Trump back into office.”  They didn’t literally say that, but the Democrat voters and uninformed masses have been hearing that kind of rhetoric for so long they are trained to hear it, even if it isn’t said.

Executive Order 14019 put into action left-leaning think tanks, consulting firms, and non-profit organizations in a manner that is greater than before.  They have to.  The cheat they have planned for 2024 might not be sufficient to keep them in power.

The goal has been to generate around 3.5 million new or updated voter registrations annually.

All of the lefty organizations have been mobilized, and ready to work directly with the White House and agency officials.  Never mind that their is no enumerated power in the U.S. Constitution authorizing the executive branch to operate in such a manner, much less allow Congress to make any laws for any elections outside of congressional elections (Article I, Section 4).

An email was unearthed exposing details about the order, emphasizing that “[U]nlike 2020 wherein the shadow campaign was conducted by private citizens seeking to influence government election operations from the outside, the threat we face in 2024 is being launched from within the government itself.”

Biden’s team closely guarded their strategic plans to keep Congress and anyone else off their trail, hoping to carry out the order, implementing the actions needed, and influence the vote the best they could without too many people realizing it was unconstitutionally being done; and worse, with the use of federal taxpayer dollars.

Beyond the work through organizations and what we’ve talked about so far, they also set out to work on registering new voters at naturalization ceremonies.  Of course, hard lefties are not going to stop there.  Now, the “let’s make sure illegal aliens can vote” push is in play, too (because they know for a fact that when illegal aliens vote, they usually vote Democrat).  While Speaker Johnson says that a push for election integrity is in place to keep illegal aliens from voting in the 2024 Election, we know that the lawless Democrats will do what they can to work around anything the Congress tries to put in place to guard against illegal voting.  Multiple times the Constitution of the United States declares that only Citizens may vote in U.S. Elections.  This is not the first time the idea of illegal aliens voting has been pushed by the Democrats, in mid-term elections, and even as far back as 2016, and before.  In some States, like California, the Democrats have been working to even make it so that felons can vote.

The Department of Education is in on the unconstitutional federal play to make sure the Democrats win, too, using federal work-study funds to pay students for “supporting broad-based get-out-the-vote activities, voter registration,” and other activities.  Scott Walter, president of the Capital Research Center, as reported by the Epoch Times, said that the Department had previously threatened schools “that you better be registering students or you could lose your federal funds.”

Whitson’s Foundation for Government Accountability submitted an amicus brief noting that “all of the federal agencies FGA has identified as taking active steps to carry out EO 14019 have one thing in common: They provide government welfare benefits and other services to groups of voters the vast majority of which have historically voted Democrat.”

The plaintiffs alleged the executive order violated both Pennsylvania law limiting voter registration efforts to non-federal actors, and constitutional provisions reserving election laws to the states. On March 26, a district court dismissed the case, claiming the plaintiffs lacked standing. Whitson told Real Clear Investigations that others would likely lodge similar lawsuits, building on the Pennsylvania legislators’ case in the wake of the dismissal.

According to The Federalist, the plaintiffs intended to appeal their case to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Despite a number of States attempting to ward off the federal government’s electioneering, the efforts by the federal government have increased with funding, training, mentorship, and other resources.  

The Daily Signal lists as among those organizations The Center for Civic Design, which works with election offices “using research, design, accessibility, and plain language to remove barriers in the voter journey and invite participation in democracy.  Another is The Elections Group, to “implement new programs or improve processes for voters and stakeholders.  Then there’s The Center for Secure and Modern Elections to “modernize the voting system, making elections more efficient and secure.”

Critics argue their aim is not a non-partisan effort, but that they are a part of the problem and are nothing more than an ambitious Zuckerbucks rebrand.

Snead’s Honest Elections Project published a report in April 2023, which came to the conclusion “that the Alliance (U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence) is a scheme to use private funding to strongarm election policy nationwide.”  The report shows that many of the Alliance’s launch partners, starting with the Center for Tech and Civic Life and the Center for Civic Design, are funded by major Democrat-tied, so-called “dark money” groups such as the Democracy Fund and Arabella Advisors’ New Venture Fund and Hopewell Fund.

Democrat-aligned groups also use litigation, much like how the left has been targeting Donald Trump.  The lawsuits in election manipulation, however, are geared towards loosening election laws to benefit the Democrat Party, and the ability to launch schemes that would otherwise be illegal.  The Daily Signal reports, “There are more than 70 active lawsuits right now targeting voter ID laws, anti-ballot harvesting laws, signature verification, drop box regulations, and more.”

It’s a way to commit fraud, but using the law to technically make the fraud legal in the eyes of the uninformed voters, and anyone who might wish to strike out against the action in opposition to the Democratic Party scheme.  They claim to be fighting against “voter suppression and election subversion” when in reality they are setting the stage for manipulating the vote in favor of the Democrat Party.  In the background, however, the federal government is also involved, extending beyond the veritable lawfare barrage the Biden Justice Department has leveled against Donald J. Trump.

In Selma, Alabama at the 59th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the 1965 police assault on civil rights marchers, Attorney General Merrick Garland declared that “the right to vote is still under attack.”  But don’t worry, the federal government is working to fight for your right to vote (which, in New Speak means that they are challenging states and jurisdictions who dare to stand against them in their push) — of course, it’s all done in the name of fighting against “discriminatory, burdensome, and unnecessary restrictions on access to the ballot, including those related to mail-in voting, the use of drop boxes, and voter ID requirements.”

It’s the ol’ two sides of the mouth routine.  Out of one side of their mouth they tell you they are fighting for your “right to vote,” while out of the other they whisper too softly for you to hear that they are rigging the elections the best they can to hopefully eventually ensure that America is ruled by only one party; the Democratic Party.  Then, as Barack Obama predicted, they can fundamentally transform the United States of America.

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