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A Declaration Of Dissolution: Wisconsin Supreme Court Fires The Starting Gun

“If elections are conducted outside of the law, the people have not conferred their consent on the government. Such elections are unlawful, and their results are illegitimate.” — Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley, writing for the Wisconsin Supreme Court majority in Teigen v. Wisconsin Elections Commission

A court of law has finally confirmed it: The 2020 election was “illegitimate.” And all the demands for sufficient evidence of voter fraud to reverse the outcome were a red herring.

The truly dispositive factor, as stated by a Republican Wisconsin state legislator in a March hearing and affirmed in the opinion: “If a vote is cast in an illegal process, it’s an illegal vote!”

The reasons for legislatively enacted absentee ballot protections are clear. Justice Bradley quotes the Wisconsin Legislature’s rationale: “(P)revent the potential for fraud or abuse … overzealous solicitation of absent electors who may prefer not to participate in an election … undue influence on an absent elector … or other similar abuses.”

And that’s exactly what unlawfully relaxed provisions occasioned in Wisconsin:

  • Nearly 3,600 trips by 138 “mules” to drop boxes to traffic 137,551 votes. (Trump lost the state by about 20,000.)
  • Illegal assistance with absentee ballots by nursing home staff to residents, some with dementia.
  • Zuckerbucks” exploiting these changes to “purchase Joe Biden an additional 65,222 votes, without which Donald Trump would have won the state by 44,540 votes.”

But again, per Wisconsin’s Supremes, Donald Trump didn’t have to prove the existence or extent of fraud, only deviation from legislative schemes. Because – nota bene! – the votes’ unlawful nature is the proof.

The same “pollution” of the “integrity of the results,” as the Court expressed it, occurred in:

Michigan: Unlawfully imposed rules for validating absentee signatures and a refusal to comply with an enactment allowing access to drop-box video surveillance.

Georgia: The Stacey Abrams settlement that, as a U.S. Supreme Court amicus curiae brief demonstrated, ran afoul of schemes regulating – what else? – drop boxes and signature identification.

Pennsylvania: A state Supreme Court decree involving absentee deadlines that, per U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, “squarely alter(ed) an important statutory provision enacted by the Pennsylvania Legislature.”

As Texas and 17 other states argued in a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court, these jurisdictions’ “significant and unconstitutional irregularities … cumulatively preclude(d) knowing who legitimately won the 2020 election.”

Yet observers left and right shrug off the Badger State ruling’s significance. Slate sniffs, “Without a shred of evidence” (to repeat, irrelevant) “the court has thrown its weight behind a dangerous conspiracy theory” (unlawful votes are no “conspiracy”) “that helped to fuel the Jan. 6 insurrection.” (That again.)

And sort of rightward, the Wall Street Journal trots out the usual dismissive arguments:

“Mr. Trump … lagged the state’s GOP congressmen by 63,547. Split tickets by Republicans more than explain why Mr. Trump fell short.”

Really? Trump had 95% approval among Republicans in October 2020. Yet GOP congressmen ran ahead of him?

“Drop boxes were an unlawful delivery method, but if real Wisconsinites put real ballots into them … that isn’t ‘fraud.’”

Again, fraud isn’t dispositive – illegal votes are. Outside anti-fraud provisions, how can anyone know who deposited the ballots?

“Bill Barr told a podcast recently that Mr. Trump was duly warned to get solid lawyers working to defend business-as-usual voting processes. … ‘He ignored that advice. He did not have a legal team prepared to go and fight around the country. So a lot of these, bending of the playing field, were his own fault.’”

Trump’s attorneys combatted unlawful provisions state by state, before and after Nov. 3. Were slapped down repeatedly on the inappropriate “lack of evidence” standard. And even humiliated and threatened with sanctions for representing him.

Plus, try out this argument: “The woman was dressed provocatively and didn’t take self-defense lessons. So that sexual assault was her own fault.”

The Journal did get one thing right: “Judges are unlikely to throw out legitimate votes after the fact.”

Or even illegitimate ones. Alito also wrote that the Pennsylvania case had “national importance. … There is a strong likelihood that the State Supreme Court decision violates the federal Constitution.”

Yet when a majority rejected the Lone Star State’s petition for lack of “a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another state conducts its elections,” even Alito allowed that he “would grant no other relief.”

Of course, that ruling was outrageous. As Justice Bradley wrote, “(A)ll lawful voters … are injured when the institution charged with administering Wisconsin elections does not follow the law, leaving the results in question.” (Emphasis added.)

Petitioning states had an interest in preventing their “lawful voters’” disenfranchisement when battleground jurisdictions’ constitutional infractions led to an “illegitimate” national outcome.

These citizens “have not conferred their consent” for Bidenite misrule and ensuing harm – ruinous inflation, border chaos, institutionalized gender confusion and cancel culture, and global humiliation.

The British crown’s lack of “consent of the governed” led Thomas Jefferson to pen the immortal passage: “When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another.”

It has become necessary. Even the Reddest Waves this November cannot now undo the damage the Zuckerbergs, Jan. 6 zealots and the rest of the “well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies” have wrought to our system and processes. Or prevent another electoral heist in 2024.

Which returns us to the demand articulated here nearly 600 days ago: since they got no help from courts, “Deep red states should simply declare the union dissolved” – Jefferson’s term – “by nefarious actions to disenfranchise Americans.”

Justice Bradley has now officially fired the starting gun. Let the Great American Opt-Out commence.

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  • This is indeed a landmark decision and argument, that an illegal electoral process creates a prima facie illegal vote. But the solution is not necessarily ‘dissolution’. The obvious corrective is to throw out the electoral results and hold a new election, following legal procedures. This is what the US Supreme Court should have done in 2020.

    It’s not too late. There are two years left in this illegitimate and disastrous Presidential term. Let’s have a new election in April, and allow re-installed President Donald Trump the privilege of finishing out this term and running again in 2024.

    Take the Wisconsin decision to the US Supreme Court, and insist on re-litigating the Texas complaint that was dismissed in 2020 for lack of ‘standing’. Time’s a-wastin’!

    • Our thoughts exactly right after the impeachment of Biden and his whole squad of liars and thieves.

    • Such a decision now would rip the entire country apart. In the future, yes–another election. That is what should have happened, but not 2+ years later. Yes, this is a landmark decision, and a just one.

      • No. Our country will be gone in 2 years. Anyway,you look at it these people will not leave peaceably. This a war between good and evil! Everyone will have to pick sides. Good Luck and God Bless.

      • Democrats will now rig the cheat in the other direction and…again…frame Trump while they hold the evidence

  • From 3.929 million in 1790 the U.S. population grew to 331.4 mm in 2020, deriving a total 128 mm legitimate voters per a 230-year participation rate averaging 38.6%. By no coincidence, midnight tallies on Election 2020’s already risible 54 million Rat drops require an illicit 27 million turnout in five notoriously corrupt back-alley metropole venues.

    Refuting this prima facie drivel needs no spurious investigative bleats-and-squeaks. Purblind Court rulings to the contrary, an honest count of honest ballots is democracy’s absolute sine qua non. Anyone abetting Rats’ brazen electoral power-grab, adducing 81 million spurious ticks is either a complicit subversive or a mendacious fool.

  • If we can simply choose to believe that “while there was some fraud in the 2020 election, it wasn’t enough to change the results” then we don’t have to dissolve the union or address voter integrity or prosecute the 2,000 mules, their big tech funding and the locals running elections in swing state big cities. We would be able to blissfully continue to trust in the judges and prosecutors who found reasons to not touch election integrity lawsuits with a 10-foot pole. We could get back to our ESPN and Netflix and not have to worry about such ugliness. It would be so much easier to simply vilify Trump and those few rednecks at the Capital on January 6th. The problem with declaring Trump the loser is that it is untrue and wishing doesn’t make it so.

  • Every American’s vote was made worthless with the fraud of the 2020 election. The Supreme Court, forced by Roberts, anointed a fraudulent President, with their anti Constitutional decision to “not hear the case (or any case which it implied) for voter fraud and voting corruption.

    • If the swamp justified tampering with the 2020 election because Trump was so awful, the swamp has given itself a veto over who leads the country. If that is the case, the number one constituent is the swamp and everyone running for president must do what it takes to get the approval of the swamp. I am pretty sure that is how elections were conducted in the USSR.

    • Remember the hanging chad? Bush vs. Gore. The recount lasted for days. So, why didn’t we have a recount? The whole thing is wrong in so many ways. Trumps election finally brought to light the total corruption of our elected and non-elected entities that have been planning our downfall for decades. Demand accountability!

    Now the destruction of the USA is complete – a decade of depression to follow

  • If it’s a WI supreme court decision, why didn’t the author provide a citation? Or is it just one jurist that made the comment?

  • “Bill Barr told a podcast recently that Mr. Trump was duly warned to get solid lawyers working to defend business-as-usual voting processes. … ‘He ignored that advice. He did not have a legal team prepared to go and fight around the country. So a lot of these, bending of the playing field, were his own fault.’ ”

    While serving as the US Attorney General, Bill Barr ordered the US Attorney for Eastern Pennsylvania, William McSwain, to stop an investigation into a tractor trailer with up to 288,000 ballots that was reported to have been driven into Pennsylvania from New York. Barr ordered him to stop and turn the matter over to the state Attorney General, Josh Shapiro. Josh Shapiro was a candidate in the 2020 election – his name was on every ballot. He was expected to investigate his own re-election for voter fraud. Strangely enough, he has not found any problems so far. He is now the nominee of the Democratic Party for Governor of Pennsylvania in the 2022 election.

    As the State AG is busy running for Governor, the FBI and the US Postal Service are now charged with investigating the matter. Jesse Morgan, the truck driver, was a USPS employee. He has not been offered whistleblower status. After more than a year and a half, no arrests have been made and no information has been released to the public. It appears that the government’s plan is to “run out the clock”, and wait until after the midterm elections and then quietly drop the investigation and say, “What does it matter anymore?” The only official who did try to investigate was ordered to stop. The state AG, the US AG, the FBI, and the USPS all appear to be simply ignoring the primary witness and his testimony.

    More details are available at ‘ensign’ dot ‘substack’ dot ‘com’, please read the article entitled ‘A long train of abuses and usurpations’.

  • This is nonsense…all to placate a 75 year old baby. Keep watching D’Souza propoganda and becoming more delusional. Sad.

    • Keep deluding yourself and ignoring evidence.
      Meanwhile more then a dozen states have over 40% support for secession and Texas has over 60% support with it on our legislative docket for 2023.
      We will secede, negate our legal responsibility to federal debts and leave you to starve.
      Because you have shown that you cannot be reasoned with and will bring us nothing but suffering for trying to coexist with you.

  • We’re still waiting to see even one of those fraudulent ballots, stuffed into ballot boxes by 2000 mules. With all the audits conducted by Republicans around the country, don’t you think at least one of those ballots would have surfaced by now?

    Or was the Democrat fraud so perfect that it left behind not even a trace of evidence?

    • Keep deluding yourself and ignoring that said ballots have been found.
      We will laugh and watch you starve after secession.

  • Once we get rid of the drop boxes and absentee ballot nonsense and millions of voters disappear, who will answer for vote suppression?

  • I just hope the republicans don’t fritter away their time. They need to hit the ground running and get things moving, NOW.
    If Trump wins that’s four years, plus a probable eight of another republican.
    But historically, the republicans will lay down and go to sleep for the second eight years. We don’t need a Mr Rogers when the job calls for a Conan the Barbarian. The democrats were one senator short of permanently altering the country, and when they do succeed they don’t plan on giving it back.

  • What a bunch of muppets some of these commenters are. They swear the 2020 election was rigged. Ask for proof. There is none. No one cares about your feelings. These right wingers are just a bunch of snowflakes.

    • And yet you ignore it when its presented in the article.
      People like you are why secession has over 60% support in Texas and above 45% support in more then a dozen other states.
      People are fully realizing now that leftists cannot be reasoned with.
      So we will free ourselves then watch you starve as the debt causes financial implosion in the remaining states.

    • zaj20, did you not read the article? The illegal votes ARE the proof. All across the country illegal votes provided the margin of victory. The process followed with these votes was illegal because of the high likelihood of fraud, as indicated in the legislative history. Fraud does not have to be proven, only illegality.

  • From the beginning, Trump’s approach should have focused on illegitimate not fraudulent votes. You don’t have to prove fraud to prove that an election was illegitimate if it can be shown that the number of illegitimate votes exceeded the vote differential between the candidates. The remedy then is the state legislature decides who gets the electoral votes. Very powerful people made sure this process did not occur. Talks of voting machines and various fraud charges stretched out discovery and placed the burden of proof on the accusers. It was easy then for judges to dismiss cases as the clock was ticking. The red herrings doomed an effective response.

  • Apparently people are so politically and emotionally dependent on claims of an extraordinarily clean election that they cannot risk a real investigation of such. Thus they hide behind absurd statements of certainty that they have absolutely no personal evidence for and resort to ex cathedra claims or dismissive statements like “What a bunch of moppets” these doubters are.

    I have family who have worked elections, as Democrats by the way, in Wisconsin for decades, and they cannot believe how the rules were bent and safeguards discarded in this 2020 election; other deep-blue family members who never worked an election in their lives and who have no knowledge whatsoever about election laws simply cling to their “clean election” mantra. They are truly moppets.

    The 1982 Illinois gubernatorial election is a case study in how easily a political machine can deliver illegal and fraudulent votes, something like 2.5% fraudulent votes in the city of Chicago. Sixty-two indictments and fifty-eight convictions is not delusional. The truth of that 1982 election took a bit over a year to come out. It took decades for people to admit the truth of the 1960 Presidential election. So, there is hope that in this case, perhaps, time will tell.

    • I have lived too long. Long enough that as a Texan, a patriot and a US citizen, I see no resolution but secession. Sad to see the dream end in this way and see China rule the world. That’s what dissolution of the United States will really mean. Sad that Left and Right have become so intractable in their ideologies that they will sacrifice the world rather than accept a legitimate standard for the vote. One citizen, one vote and accept that vote integrity is an essential element.

  • I know that Biden administration (BIDEN) rigged the 2020 election, there is no way Biden had more votes than Obama ! That’s just common sense. Trump WON we know it they know it ! Trump is our legitimate president that was robbed and over 85 percent Americans were robbed of their vote and their freedom of speech and all of their rights during the Biden, administration election and also still going on still him lying, still him cheating, it never stops why hasn’t he been impeached yet it makes no sense to anybody in America ! We the people are tired ! we’re tired of inflation ! ⛽ prices. we’re tired of open borders we are also very very tired of antifa and black lives matter and most importantly we are sick to death of biden’s administration’s complete lack of responsibility for all the problems he’s caused America since he eligibly became president. America has never been in such bad sad shape we have to choose between gas or food, food or rent. He’s helping the poor people no he’s killing poor Americans, middle class Americans and he’s only helping the rich and himself and we want him gone now.

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