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Ginsburg Weighing Decision to Hear Case on Possible Russian Election Hacking

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In a final push against the Presidency of Donald J. Trump, three mere citizens, Diane Blumstein, Nancy Goodman, and Donna Soodalter-Toman, are seeking to change the course of history by bringing an action to the last branch of government in hopes they may answer their concerns about the election, Donald Trump, and Russian Hacking. Currently, the case is in Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s hands, pending her recommendation for the full court to hear the case. Ginsburg has been the most vocal opposition against president-elect Trump, has called him a faker, and has publicly stated:

“I can’t imagine what this place would be — with Donald Trump as our president… for the country it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.”

If the Court were to refuse to even consider the case, it will have failed to protect us from the most fundamental threat to our democracy: to hold free and fair elections. Whether you agree with the premise that Russia hacked the election system or not, the fact remains that we must answer for and address the terrible deficiencies of our voting machines — machines which have already been confirmed to delete ballots on the basis of signatures, which can be easily hacked at the voting site and remotely compromised. In a previous article, I detailed the reasons why it was important to address these particular issues during Jill Stein’s request for recounts; it being about election integrity.

Many people doubt the urgency of the situation — stating that the election is over and others need to move on. But it is impossible to proceed in a democracy when the mechanism for ensuring the integrity of our systems has been confirmed to have been compromised by 17 intelligence agencies and even the president-elect himself has stated that Russians probably interfered in the election.

Specifically, the filed documents (see below for the documents) claim that Russia, or Putin specifically, was behind the hacking of the presidential election and that it would be impossible to determine the effect of the effort and, therefore, a halt of the inauguration process as well as a new election should be ordered. The plaintiffs have been brought together through a collective effort by Kirsten Elaine Martin, Dr. Kelly Sennholz, and Jerroll Sanders who did not wish to become plaintiffs but made a pact to “pick up the torch” when one of them became exhausted from the process. They have worked day and night for the past month as mere citizens to help make a difference in our country’s electoral process. The trio met with one another in December, having been disturbed by the evidence pointing to Russian interference, settled on a group of plaintiffs which are named above, and formulated a plan to file simultaneous suits in Massachusetts, Colorado, and California. Sennholz and Sanders became plaintiffs in the Colorado action.

Sanders crafted the original legal strategy as a plaintiff in a movement which subsequently made its way to the Supreme Court. She explains that the argument to the Court is based upon the Constitution’s “Guarantee Clause” which claims that the United States failed to protect the States from a cyber-invasion. Sanders further states that the politicians themselves, who had sworn an oath to protect the Constitution failed in their duty — this serves as the basis of their argument.

Martin says: “Connect the dots!” She suspects that Paul Manafort worked with Putin to help rig the Ukraine election in 2004 and was paid over $12 million in undisclosed payments that were earmarked in a secret ledger. She believes that people have been too distracted by Trump’s tweets and other sensational stories to see the real connection, which she believes the case brings to light. Undoubtedly, the power of a few people to connect the dots is absolutely stunning.

It is important to note that the progressive and other anti-establishment movements have complained that they do not see a difference between Hillary or Trump. They do not care to have the election results changed or redone because they see both people as equally bad. But I submit to you – is this not a multifaceted problem? Is it not problematic that corporations own the election software? Brent Turner from the California Association of Voting Officials, whose organization is named in the brief, explains that “The corporate software has been determined insecure by government study and the solution to this crisis is publicly owned open source software which has been developed and is ready for deployment.” These problems arose both in the primary and general elections.

This begs the question that if the DNC was hacked, should the DNC candidates be entitled to a new primary election? The RNC had reportedly been hacked. What about them? Certainly, this will be a topic of hot discussion.

While many questions remain, if this case is denied a hearing, the people will have their voice denied. We are doing a disservice to future generations not to address this issue now. We will never be able to have any of these questions answered. Therefore, it is for the sake of the future of this country that we need a revote for the election of 2016.

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Editor’s Note: The PDF files have been edited to have sensitive information redacted. You can find updated information on the Supreme Court case here.

Written by Ruben Major

Ruben Major

Ruben Major obtained his Juris Doctor from Concord Law School and Master’s Degree in Military History from Norwich University. He writes on politics, public safety, and Emergency Medical Services. He is also Editor-in-Chief of EMS Wire which is an online Public Safety/EMS blog/news service. Ruben is CEO of EMS University and has also served the community as an EMT/Paramedic for 15 years.

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Michael
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“DECLARATION OF RESISTANCE When in the course of American history it becomes necessary for the people to save our Nation from a Tyrant, to safeguard equality for all and their inalienable rights of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness from bigotry and corruption, to ensure that our Government continues [to] derive its power from the consent of the governed rather than by autocracy, that whenever any President becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to make such demands upon their Congress: Immediate impeachment of the President for crimes committed, or removal from office by… Read more »
John
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What a crock of BS. Resistance…my sorry butt.

Robert
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For God’s sake, there’s so many lies and distortions in that rant that I’m not even going to waste my time. Let’s just get the war over with. You Libtards are getting ready to piss off 95 MILLION gun owners that absolutely will blow your head CLEAN OFF. Now, don’t take my word for it. Keep it up, and wait and see. These people have been extremely patient and tolerant of all you LibTards stupidity and violence towards Trump supporters before and since Trump was elected. Mark my words, their patience and tolerance has a limit and you are very… Read more »
Tom Dillis
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Dear Robert,
Do not think for one moment that your threatening words will sway the minds of THE MAJORITY, who by the way, ALSO have guns and should it ever become necessary to use them, will do so without hesitation.
Back to your basement, please.
Thanks.

Mr Marrs
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I second that. I actually welcome such an opportunity to blow away some conservative republicans.

Sally Green
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Look at who Trump has nominated for his cabinet and then tell me he is not about money. If you think he cares about you and not his business or his pals businesses you are sadly mistaken.

Lisa
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JoinRobert, people like you make me not only join the resistance but I will help organize it, there is not one thing you are saying that says Patriotism, I’m sure Putins Amy is looking for people just like you, PATHETIC POS!!!!!

Rick
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Come on asshole. Put u[ or shut the fuck up

Mickey Winfield
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I don’t agree with the article but if you think Democrats and ‘libtards’ don’t own guns, you’re in for a rude awakening. I grew up in a family of Democrats going back many generations and ALL hunters and gun owners.

Mr Marrs
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Two things. Please stop saying “libtard”. It’s offensive to a protected class of people and it’s also a dumb and tired word that only insults the user, not the intended target. At this point it’s just annoying. And two, bring it on with your threats, bitch.

Guy Fakes
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Butthurt are you?

will
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Never heard such BS.
I guess no one has noticed Obama has done much worse with no complaints from the people who are enjoying the US becoming a third world country. When this happens, the US will not be able to help any other nation because it will have Fallen!
I also notice that democrats prefer liars over the truth telling Trump. In order to fix a country one must rattle a few pots and I see the weak cannot handle it.

mac
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Do you know who saved the auto industry when the Republicans said ..let it die…that’s the free market economy. Who saved…not just America but the world from a horrendous depression…we got a recession which is just a little bit less worse. Obama!! He made America a much admired country after poor old Bush buggered it up with wars. My suspicion is that you live somewhere with poor schooling options otherwise you would know this unless you are blinded by ideology…hate a democrat just ‘cos they’re a democrat!!!

Martha J Schrier
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Obama was for the USA. Trump is for Trump! People need to read the history of Hitler! The USA is better than Trump! How embarrassing for our country to have elected such a terrible speaking hate monger! The world is watching!!

Hot Sauce Potato Cannon
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Hot Sauce Potato Cannon

You seem delusional and hysterical and liberal and redundantly redundant

Eileen Kuch
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Really?? On what planet are you living, Martha? Who expanded Bush the Lesser’s illegal wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan, eh? Who used drones to bomb other countries where ground forces haven’t been used? If you’re honest, you’ll admit that the perpetrator was Obama. In so expanding these wars, he’s ratcheted up the debt to $20 trillion. When Bush the Lesser left office, the debt was no more than $10 trillion .. However, Obama raised it to $20 trillion. Now, Obama’s left a huge mess for his successor, Donald Trump, to clean up .. And, unlike Obama, Trump sat… Read more »
White Eagle
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Obama was a UN puppet, was tutored by a Marxist and followed the philosophy of Alinski… Rules for Radicals. Trump may be be a klutz when it comes to comparing him to smooth talking Obama, but at least you know hes not a follower of George Soros and the Globalist crowd.

Robert
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Actually it was the repeal of Glass/Steagal that created the recession of 2008, and it was repealed under, SURPRISE, Bill Clinton. Now, do even know WHY the Glass/Steagal Act was even implemented? Do you even know WHAT IT PREVENTED BANKS from doing? Go and learn, my LibTard patowan.

mtskier
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Economists at the Federal Reserve, such as Ben Bernanke, have argued that the activities linked to the financial crisis were not prohibited (or, in most cases, even regulated) by the Glass–Steagall Act

mtskier
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Following the financial crisis of 2007-08, legislators unsuccessfully tried to reinstate Glass–Steagall Sections 20 and 32 as part of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act but the republican-held congress prevented it. Currently, bills are pending in United States Congress that would revise banking law regulation based on Glass–Steagall inspired principles however the trump administration wants to completely unravel Dodd-Frank altogether. Makes sense since his cabinet is full of the same people that walked away with millions from the 2007 financial crash.

mac
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How interesting that you don’t comment on anything but the banking issue…does that mean that you accept the other issues I mentioned?

Martha J Schrier
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You have got to be for dictatorship!!

John
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“Obama has done much worse” typical hearsay from a ditto-head. Pleeeeze give even one example of something worse that is an actual valid comparison. Crickets?

Robert
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Ok, the NDAA of 2012 that ULTRA liberal Chris Hedges SUED Obama over for the indefinite detentions of Americans without trial. Now, kindly go screw yourself.

White Eagle
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Hillery is a criminal and its all Russia’s fault!!!!!! CUZ…. PUTIN!

White Eagle
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Should apply all declaration above to the former president who should have been impeached four years ago for his own unconstitutional deeds and lawbreaking.

James Heimler
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Have not heard such a concise article on Trump’s ignorance. Thanks for posting.. I pray we are headed for a new election.

Trump 45
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keep jerking off to that fantasy…

J Waterman
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I predict that this will be finalized in May, and Trump will stay in.

Lynn K
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Several if not all commenters here seem to have forgotten that HRC WON the election by over 3M votes! If this country had actually abolished slavery, then the votes of those 3M citizens would have counted to make her President! One disturbing fact of the Jill Stein recount showed that there were 75K votes in Detroit alone that were not even opened let alone counted; all, no doubt, HRC votes. Crosscheck, Chris Kobachs purge Democratic voter scam, removed @7M Democratic voters from the rolls of states with republican governors! Just a few salient facts to digest here when some Trump… Read more »
Marlayne
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It is all hackable, wired or not, and the Russians were publically invited. How can we not investigate?

Rick Morrow
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Complete crap. Proceed at your own risk. Removal of a duly elected president from office under these bogus claims is high treason.

Steve Elfelt
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The biggest “hack” is systemic and I blame both GOP and DEM…. the have such a stranglehold on the voting system that most people dont’ vote, and most of those who do cast a “lesser evil” ballot. The obvious answer is Ranked Choice Voting, read more at fairvote.org

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[…] Ginsburg Weighing Decision to Hear Case on Possible Russian Election Hacking […]

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[…] A recent lawsuit in the Supreme Court, claims that the government failed to protect the people from these threats, labeling them “cyber-invasions,” and claiming that they demand consideration under the Constitution’s “Guarantee Clause.” The case asks for a revote of the 2016 due to compromise by potential Russian actors. There can be no doubt that there have been many questions about the administration’s possible ties to Russia. In a separate lawsuit filed on Monday, Trump may need to answer questions surrounding potential foreign business interests. Problems with corporate software are related to questions of corporate interest in government —… Read more »
Franklin
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TWO Michigan democrat senators must be removed from office and a new election held …….. In light of the MASSIVE voter fraud in the metro Detroit area that has been going on for years, uncovered by the Jill Stein recount, Michigan democratic Senators Stabenow and Peters must be removed from office and new CLEAN elections held. 37% of detroit precincts reported more votes than voters http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/1…es_than_voters.html http://investmentwatchblog.com/michigan-officials-investigate-election-fraud-after-new-recount/ http://investmentwatchblog.com/election-fraud-has-become-institutionalized-millions-of-illegal-aliens-listen-to-this-true-the-vote/

mothman777
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And the truly sad thing is that, even Trump would see America die to protect Israel, just as Clinton would, even though Israel and Saudi Arabia, along with pro-Israel traitors in the US administration attacked America on 9/11 2001. Neither were fit to gain office. America needs a revolution, AGAINST ISRAEL.

John Tischer
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If Hillary couldn’t win with 25 million fraudulent votes, I guess that proves the system is’t that bad
after all.

mac
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What a daft to say…no value in that!!!~

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[…] On November 8th, Election Day 2016, an installed catastrophic malicious code, undetected by thousands of county computer and balloting systems, probably activated software in different places. This is the basis for the Supreme Court lawsuit requesting a re-vote of the 2016 election. […]

Tony Waters
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Voting machines are not necessary for counting votes. Nearly all other countries hand count paper ballots – including India – 1 billion people; UK – 70 million, and results are usually in by the following day. The only purpose of voting machines is that they give someone control over the process. Get rid of the machines (as Oregon has) and fraud will be all but non-existent.

Tony Waters
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Everything leaked via Wikileaks was authenctic, the facts in those documents, and the fact of those docs, were true. To blame Russia or Comey for HRC’s defeat is to blame the causa sine qua non (an event but for which it would not have happened) rather than the proximate cause (causa causans) which was the content of those leaked e-mails.She lost voters when her corruption of the DNC and the nomination process came to light, not because of the identity of the leaker. People recoiled on learning that she got debate questions in advance, irrespective of how that fact became… Read more »
Heather
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No, people “recoiled” when they believed what they were hearing about the leaks in their Bernie-or-bust echo chambers because it was what they wanted to hear, or because they were too lazy to get the facts, which it’s clear from your statements you don’t have. The Russians put people on left-leaning social media platforms to repeat the misinformation you just did, and to fan the flames of outrage about it. Anyone with basic knowledge of our primary system should know that the states run their own individual primaries, not the DNC; they couldn’t “rig” the nomination process if they wanted… Read more »
brett
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“…the states run their own individual primaries, not the DNC…”

Technically, yes, However, the political parties run the state’s primary. The politicians of said states are all from one or another political party, and typically, the state rules–as promulgated by the politically elected legislature–makes the rules. Those political parties fall into line with the national party leadership, such as the DNC.

Hot Sauce Potato Cannon
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Hot Sauce Potato Cannon

Then why did Hillary win in all the places with Soros’voting machines, sometimes with over 100%? Why don’t you void out all voting done by machine so Trump can win by 15 + million votes?!!!

Chuck
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Yeah, pal. We are going to review the election and find out how many illegals voted in California and New York.

Guy Fakes
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Fuck this Ginberg witch/bitch. What/why the hell is this bitch using the United States of Israel Supreme Court to break havoc our American President Trump’s progresses? Where has this bitch been since Israel attacked against American in NY city on 9/11/2001? Where has this bitch been since Bush Jr. stole the presidency in 2000? Where has this bitch been since Obama deceived America to become US president using his forged birth certificate? The only reason this Ginberg bitch comes out against President Trump because President puts and works for Americans first, unlike the Bushs, Clinton, and Obama put Israeli interests… Read more »
Martha J Schrier
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This is the language Trump speaks and this is terrible language is unacceptable by Guy Fakes! He must be a white male that has major issues with the USA. He couldn’t possibly be speaking to Christian’s or other religions! Who else would use such language?

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