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States Failure To Accurately Count Ballots During Primary

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Called ‘Appalling’, ‘Alarming’ By State Elections Officials

The primary in Detroit, Michigan, was so poorly counted that one member of the State Board of Canvassers even asked whether Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson should get involved in November. The board also suggested an investigation into what went wrong.

The Detroit News reported that all “four members of the State Board of Canvassers on Friday blasted problems with counting ballots in Detroit’s primary election as ‘alarming’ and ‘concerning.’” Two of the board members are Republicans, one of whom, Norm Shinkle, called for an investigation into the problems the city had counting ballots in the primary.

“I think we need an investigation with a conclusion that somebody else is going to run that election or not,” Shinkle told the outlet.

The Detroit News reported Thursday that Wayne County election data “showed 72% of the absentee voting precincts in Michigan’s largest city had ballot counts that were out of balance by at least one vote for the Aug. 4. primary.” As the outlet explained, this “means the number of voters tracked in precinct poll books did not match the number of ballots counted.”

The outlet further reported that 46% of Detroit’s precincts were out of balance when counting absentee and Election Day votes. The problem is nothing new, as the city also failed to accurately count vote totals in 2015, with 59% of precincts showing out-of-balance totals.

More from The Detroit News:

In 2017, then-Secretary of State Ruth Johnson ordered that the state help retrain election workers and provide other assistance to correct what a Michigan Bureau of Elections audit of 136 Detroit precincts called “significant discrepancies” in votes and “an abundance of human errors.”

Having balanced precincts is particularly important in Michigan because precincts whose poll books don’t match with ballots can’t be recounted, according to state law.

The Board of State Canvassers was scheduled to certify the statewide results of the Aug. 4 primary on Friday but the virtual meeting stopped after about 30 minutes because of technical issues. The board scheduled a new meeting for 10 a.m. Monday.

Julie Matuzak, a Democrat on the board, called the problems in Detroit “appalling” and suggested a call to the community to recruit new precinct workers.

Detroit Clerk Janice Winfrey blamed the primary issues on the fact that there weren’t enough election workers on primary day, forcing some to work more than 20 hours. She also asked the state legislature to allow absentee ballots to be processed before election day to cut down on the number of ballots needed to be counted after the election.

Winfrey also noted, The Detroit News reported, that the ballot totals were three or fewer ballots off.

President Donald Trump has warned of dangers involved with widespread mail-in ballots. Some Democrats have called for increased absentee ballots, while some have suggested simply mailing ballots to all homes, which would allow for significant fraud and uncertainty.

Trump won Michigan by less than 10,000 votes.

Author : Ashe Schow

Source : Daily Wire : Detroit’s Failure To Accurately Count Ballots During Primary Called ‘Appalling,’ ‘Alarming’ By State Election Officials

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Something New Spotted In The DC Sky

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What’s happening right now in DC is bizarre, to say the least, and completely creepy and un-American.

DC looks like a scene straight out of the “Hunger Games,” and it’s creeping a lot of people out, and for good reason.

This is not the “American spirit” on display – it looks like we’re installing Kim Jong Un as the new US president, and it’s not sitting well with anyone, as far as I can tell online.

Biden’s claims that Ameria would experience a “dark winter” appear to be coming true…but he left out the “communist” part.

And now, things appear to get getting even creepier.

Someone just shot a video of a new “object” in the skies over the nation’s capital.

The video claims to be a clip of an “Osprey” flying over DC.

For those of you not hip to “military machinery” lingo an Osprey is described this way online:

The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is an American multi-mission, tiltrotor military aircraft with both vertical takeoff and landing, and short takeoff and landing capabilities. It is designed to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft.

You can watch the video below:

Earlier today the Capitol was shut down and everyone went into complete panic mode when some smoke was seen off in the distance.

Watch:

Later reports indicate this was some fire coming from a homeless camp, for crying out loud, but you can imagine the “fear porn” the state-run media ran with.

They really want to cook up a story here that MAGA is about to attack the country and that President Trump led this so-called insurrection.

If things are really this “dangerous” then call the whole thing off and do your install in private. There’s no reason, except “political theatre” at this point, to put on this Kim Jong Un “show of force.”

It’s weird, wrong, and further dividing an already divided country.

Author : Missy Crane

Source : Wayne Dupree : [VIDEO] Something New Spotted in The DC Sky…

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Testing For NYC’s Gifted And Talented Student Program Is Deemed Unfair, Will Be Eliminated

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Most of New York City’s public schools offer a “gifted and talented” program for aspiring students. Yearly performance tests are offered to identify the kids who are overperforming in the standard disciplines. Those who qualify are entered into advanced placement programs with more demanding curricula, giving them an easier path to admission to better colleges. The programs are open to all and don’t cost anything extra, so every family has the opportunity to try to get their children in.

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Unfortunately for Gotham’s parents, the results have failed to meet the expectations of the woke crowd running the city government. Both Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza have repeatedly complained that the testing program is “unfair” because the students who wind up in the program “don’t reflect the diversity of the city’s population.” In other words, not enough Black and Hispanic students wind up in the advanced programs. So how does the brain trust at City Hall plan to “fix” this issue? Easy as pie. They’re going to do away with the entrance tests. (CBS New York)

A big change is coming for New York City’s “gifted and talented” programs for students.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza say the city will start phasing out the entry exam.

Critics have said the composition of the programs do not reflect the city’s diversity.

The Chancellor took to Twitter to attempt to paint some lipstick on this pig.

So you’re going to “reimagine academic and enrichment programming for our most exceptional students?” What does that even mean? You can’t really have an advanced placement program without having some way to identify the students who are truly advanced and would be able to thrive in a more challenging educational environment. Aside from placement testing, how do you propose to do that?

Mayor de Blasio has been railing against the gifted and talented programs for years, but it’s always been a bit of a sticky issue for him to try to handle. The problem is that the “lack of racial diversity” he loves to complain about doesn’t break down in the normal fashion. If it was just a case where the lion’s share of the spots in the program were going to White students, he could simply play the race card and stomp on the programs. Unfortunately for them, that’s not the case. Year after year, the majority of the seats have gone to Asian students.

The difference in results is particularly stark when you look at the scores on a per capita basis. Asians make up only 14.1 percent of the city’s population, far behind Black, Hispanic and White residents. And yet their students outperform the rest by a wide margin. So this largely deprives de Blasio of the chance to play the race card. And if he eliminates the testing program, he’s going to be cutting off one of the city’s minority populations in a massively disproportionate fashion.

Sadly for the students who will be most heavily impacted, when Democratic politicians talk about minorities, they almost always forget about Asians. In their minds, the word “minority” only applies to Black and Hispanic residents, even though both outnumber Asians across the board in all but a few localized communities.

So if you’re going to do away with the admissions testing system, how do you replace that with something that produces your desired demographic result? If it just works out to be some sort of lottery, then why have an advanced studies program at all? You’re not going to randomly pick up the most advanced students. Further, how is that fair to the children? If a kid who isn’t able to score well on the placement tests suddenly gets shoved into a significantly more advanced program, they’re almost certainly going to flounder. Then you have to either boot them back to the regular school curriculum or dumb down the advanced class to the point where they can pass. If you follow the latter route, you’ve eliminated the benefit of having a gifted and talented program in the first place.

This is simply more virtue signaling from the de Blasio administration and racial pigeonholing madness. All they’re going to do is further erode the New York City public school system and make it even harder for kids to get into college. But that’s obviously a small price to pay when you’re trying to make it look like you’re actually fighting racism, I suppose.

Author : Jazz Shaw

Source : Hotair : Testing For NYC’s “Gifted And Talented” Student Program Is Deemed Unfair, Will Be Eliminated

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Dr. Fauci Issues Another Dire Warning As Biden Vows To Lead With Science And Truth

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Just when you thought civil unrest and other concerns had taken COVID-19 out of the public eye for a while, Dr. Anthony Fauci pops up again. Because you were not sufficiently panicked over a more contagious strain of COVID-19 found in the U.K., he has some more news. On Meet the Press, he told host Chuck Todd that “more ominous” strains have emerged out of South Africa and Brazil.

What does that mean? He can’t tell you, because they are still being studied. So, without articulating the risks these strains could pose, he injects this warning into the national consciousness. That is flat-out irresponsible in a nation that has been dragged through nearly a year of conflicting information, dystopian mitigation measures that affect the mental and economic health of millions, and the personal destruction of anyone offering any dissenting view to Fauci’s.

Viruses mutate. This is not news. A significant body of research posits that viruses most often mutate to become more transmissible and less virulent. The 1918 influenza that killed millions of people still circulates today. According to researchers from Yale, we needn’t worry unnecessarily about virus mutations, even in COVID-19

It is time to reshape our conception of mutations. Mutations are not indicative of outlandish and devastating new viral characteristics. Instead, they can inform our understanding of emerging outbreaks. Any claims over the consequences of mutation demand careful experimental and epidemiological evidence. Mutation is an inevitable consequence of being a virus.

Dr. Fauci offered no reason to refer to these new strains as “ominous,” or his claim that the U.K. strain is now dominant. There has been no corresponding spike in COVID-19 deaths in states that have been open since early summer. Looking at Georgia’s data, the trend is just the opposite. Despite a higher number of positive tests than in the early days of the pandemic, the deaths with COVID-19 are about half of what they were in the spring. This could be the result of an improvement in the treatment of the virus or because of a mutation to a less virulent strain. We don’t know and won’t without in-depth study.

The new panic porn comes just as President-elect Joe Biden has announced science’s primacy in his administration. He is reportedly elevating the director of science and technology policy to a cabinet-level position:

“We’re going to lead with science and truth,” Biden said at a speech introducing his new appointees in Delaware on Saturday. “We believe in both.”

The last year has been a preview of what happens when science rules all other considerations. There has been incredible pressure to do exactly what the scientists in the federal bureaucracy prescribed. Any outside points of view were quashed by the media, research institutions, and government employees. Letting only science dictate policy has had devastating results because the scientists have narrow expertise and a few goals related to it. Here are a few highlights from a list of the deleterious effects on personal health compiled by Tom Elliot from Grabien:
Deaths increasing among those on waiting lists whose treatment were displaced by COVID-19 lockdowns
Rising suicides nationwide
Drug overdoses in the U.S. have increased by 18%, with 40 states reporting an increase in opioid-related deaths
Lockdown measures for the pandemic could result in an additional 6.3 million cases of T.B. and 1.4 million deaths
25% of Americans 18-24 have contemplated suicide during the pandemic
Delays in treatment and screening for cancer that are forecasted to lead to avoidable deaths that could rival the pandemic
Death tolls from non-COVID-19 causes such as diabetes, heart attacks, and treatable cancers on the rise

This does not even consider the economic damage caused by the closure of small businesses and the effects that may last years for children deprived of in-person learning. This is the fundamental problem with letting science from the narrow field of epidemiology almost completely govern the response to COVID-19, excluding all other concerns.

Science is the pursuit of knowledge and is rarely “settled.” It is also best accomplished outside the government, where the process is not as vulnerable to political and other pressures. Science is not a religion you have faith in. Rather, you believe in the validity and utility of the scientific method. This distinction matters, and the results will be tragic if the distinction is not made.

Author : Stacey Lennox

Source : Pj Media : Dr. Fauci Issues Another Dire Warning as Biden Vows to Lead With ‘Science and Truth’

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