DML Morning Briefing Fri. Dec 4: Georgia governor in the hot seat, and more…
By Team DML
Today is December 4 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch.
1 – Kemp urges signature audit after ‘smoking gun’ surveillance video emerges
Fox News: Gov. Brian Kemp, the Georgia Republican who has been fiercely criticized by President Trump over his approach to allegations of voter fraud in his state, said Thursday that new testimony has raised additional questions and a signature audit should be performed.
Kemp, who was interviewed on “The Ingraham Angle,” was referring to surveillance video that allegedly showed poll watchers being led out of a room at State Farm Arena, the state’s largest vote-counting center, after being told that the vote count was complete for the night. Once they left, a woman could be seen pulling out suitcases from underneath a table that allegedly contained ballots. The votes were allegedly counted for hours, with no election supervisors present, CBS46.com reported.
When the surveillance footage was shown at a Georgia state legislature hearing on Thursday, it was estimated the four workers who stayed behind to count all the ballots from the suitcases may have run as many as 18,000 ballots through the machines over a 2-hour period.
Kemp told Ingraham that he has called for a signature audit, but the power in the state to make the order lies with the secretary of state’s office. “I think it should be done. I think especially [given] what we saw today… it raises more questions,” he said.
DML: Do it, Kemp!
2 -During a Georgia State Senate committee hearing on Thursday, Trump campaign lead counsel for Georgia, Ray Smith, shared a list of people who allegedly voted illegally in the Nov. 3 election in Georgia. The list totals up to over 143,000 votes.
Biden was declared the winner in Georgia, receiving 12,670 votes more than President Trump.
2,056 felons illegally voted
66,248 under 18 voted
2,423 weren’t registered at all
1,043 used a PO Box
4,926 voted past the reg. date
10,315 died before the election
395 voted in two states
15,700 moved out of state
40,279 changed county and didn’t re-register to vote
DML: If true, this is an OUTRAGE!
3 – CNN’s Jake Tapper, Don Lemon gush over Biden interview: He said ‘a lot of the right answers’
CNN anchors Jake Tapper and Don Lemon appeared giddy after Tapper wrapped up his exclusive interview with President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris, their first joint sitdown since the 2020 presidential election.
Towards the end of the primetime special, Lemon provided some commentary of Tapper’s sitdown, showering Biden with praise over what he described as a “normal” and “sane” interview.
“We heard no fake news. We heard no conspiracy theories. We heard no personal grievances,” Lemon said. “We heard a president-elect and a vice president who want to work with the other side.”
Tapper gushed, “Interviewing him, it’s different… you don’t have to ‘steel’ yourself for the potential reaction when you bring up uncomfortable subjects… there wasn’t the ‘attack’ that we’ve been used to.”
DML: Jake, you mean YOU weren’t attacking Biden… like you always do Trump?
4 – Trump Confirms He Will Veto Current Military Spending Bill Over Section 230 Demands
President Donald Trump confirmed his intention to veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Thursday evening, saying Republicans had failed to include the provisions he demanded.
Trump had said on Tuesday that he would veto any NDAA that did not include language abolishing Section 230 and protecting military bases named after confederate figures. The final version of the bill established a commission to review the naming of the Confederate bases and made no mention of section 230, meeting Trump’s criteria for a veto.
Trump’s Thursday tweet confirms he does not plan to accept only half of his demands being met, though it is unclear whether his veto would be overturned in the Senate.
DML: RINOs already bailing on Trump.
5 – Maxine Waters’ campaign paid her daughter $240G over 2019-20 election cycle, FEC records show
Fox News: The reelection of U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters to another term in Congress last month proved to be something of a financial windfall for Karen Waters, the California Democrat’s daughter, federal election data suggest.
Karen Waters received a total of about $240,000 from her 82-year-old mother’s campaign during the election cycle, Federal Election Commission records show.
The dollar figure appears to mirror what Karen Waters received during her mother’s previous campaign in 2018, when the daughter was paid “more than $200,000,” according to a November 2018 report by the Washington Free Beacon.
The 2018 report explained that the bulk of Karen Waters’ payments were for “slate mailer” services that the daughter provided for the campaign, in which other candidates in Southern California paid Maxine Waters’ campaign for endorsement quotes that appeared on mailings sent out to voters on behalf of those other candidates.
Back in 2004, the Los Angeles Times reported that various Waters family members had pocketed a total of more than $1 million over eight years from businesses and campaigns with a connection to the congresswoman. But she separated herself from any ties to those activities.
Meanwhile, just last week, Waters declared that President Trump should be “investigated” after he leaves office:
DML: Maybe Maxine should be investigated?
6 – Biden makes announcement about plans for Fauci, mask mandate
Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden announced in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday that he has asked Dr. Anthony Fauci to remain in his current role under a Biden administration.
Fauci has held the role of director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since the Reagan administration. However, Biden said he wants Fauci to take on other responsibilities. “I asked him to stay on the exact same role he’s had for the past several presidents, and I asked him to be a chief medical adviser for me as well, and be part of the Covid team,” Biden declared.
Biden also announced he wants a mask mandate for the first 100 days after his inauguration, adding that he and Kamala Harris have set the example by wearing masks.
“Where the federal government has authority, I’m going to issue a standing order that in federal buildings you have to be masked, and you must be masked in buses and airplanes,” he said. “I’m going to ask the public for 100 days to mask. Not forever, just for 100 days.”
DML: I’m not wearing a mask!
Meanwhile, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says it’s time for people to just ‘cancel everything’ and hunker down.
DML: Good grief! I can’t say what I want to here!