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Welcome, welcome, welcome. Ed Martin here on a Pro American Report. And we have a great show, as always. Great to be together. Today, I would say, is a day that we need to talk about what you need to know, which is the Maricopa County audit. Maricopa county audit. We’ll get to that in a moment.
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Okay, what you need to know, what you need to know today. Heading into the weekend, the Maricopa County audit dropped. What did we see? What are some of the factors around the Maricopa County audit? First of all, did you know, did you know that Maricopa County in Arizona is the fourth most populist county in the whole country, fourth most populous county in the whole country. And it has 13,000 – 13,000 employees.
So 13,000 employees serving just over 4 million people in one county. Wow. I mean, for my home state of Missouri has only about 6 million people total. So that’s a big county. Okay? It’s a big county, that’s a big bureaucracy, 13,000 employees.
At the time that I worked for, the governor of Missouri, I was his Chief of Staff, I think we had just under 20,000 employees. So you’re talking about one of the biggest political entities in the country, fourth the most populous county, but also just in terms of logistics, one of the biggest. Bigger than many States.
Okay, so what do we have? Well, it’s taken months and months and months, right? And so the group that did the audit is called Cyber Ninjas. And they had some of the big auditors had COVID that was in the news. They have finally come out.
But before the audits came out, what did we see? Over the last three days, and I talked about this on the show, we saw that there was already pre-spin happening. There was pre-spin happening starting early Thursday. It heated up Thursday night into Friday, and the early spin was, oh, yeah, nothing to see here.
Basically, there was no real fraud and it confirms that Biden won. Now, who was the spin by? Well, it was by Maricopa County because Maricopa County, the people that run it, have been against the audit. They’ve been asked to have the audit by the state senate, the state legislature. So there’s been this antagonism back and forth.
In addition, national establishment officials have been going about this and have been saying “there’s nothing to see here.” Including a guy named Ben Ginsburg and Ben Ginsberg is a lawyer, has been a lawyer for Republicans in the past, but of the swamp type, not a Trump guy. And so he is joined with Democrats to say “nothing to see here. This is nothing. It’s nothing. It’s nothing.”
So what did we find out? Well, I’ve only looked at the audit a little bit. I saw some details, mostly the broad strokes. And I think what you’re gonna have is two things. You’re gonna have some people that say, “see, they didn’t find the smoking gun,” but you’re also going to have some people that say, “look at all the problems there.”
Look at all the unknowns. How can you have a system to be confident in if you can’t see where this stuff went, where these votes went, how it went about and admittedly, I don’t see yet one thing where you can say, hey, this is the end of the world. This is something that has to be done, but it’s pretty damning.
And what’s going to be interesting to see is how the senators in Arizona, the state senators and the state legislature in general decides to move. Because they’re the ones that have the authority to shut down, to do something about it. Now, most of what I think can be done is prospective, meaning you’ve got to do reform. But I don’t know how you go back, right? Although there are some arguments about how you can go back.
But here’s the bigger question. Will the Maricopa County audit become a momentum builder for other parties to take up the question of voter fraud and voter irregularities? That’s where I think you’re gonna see something important. In other words, Pennsylvania is going to be heartened by this. And Wisconsin is gonna be heartened by this. And even down in Fulton County, Georgia, they’re gonna be encouraged by this and say, hey, we got to get to the bottom of it.
Now, time, as you can imagine, is the enemy of changing the last election. I think I myself have thought for a long time that it’s past the time where you can change the last election. But you can certainly make clear how either poorly run the election was lacking in transparency, inability to audit it, or how there are gaping holes sufficient that you think, hey, there’s fraud in there. There’s real misconduct in there. There’s real things that are not making sense in there.
So that’s what you need to know right now is, Maricopa, it’s not a knockout blow. But as I’ve told you before, knockout blows don’t happen in politics. What you can expect in politics in these kinds of settings is a thousand cuts, right? A thousand pieces, a thousand points that make an argument that you see more and more.
And I think we’ve seen a major point in this race in this situation. And I think we’re gonna see more. I’m waiting myself to see what Senator Fann from Arizona does at this point because she’s the one that was in charge of the point of the spear. And we’ll see exactly what happens going forward. You know, what is the action that can be taken? What is it that the Arizona legislature has the stomach for? That kind of thing.
Now, let me point you in another direction, though, the power of the early spin accompanied by big tech. So remember, we got big media, big tech, and big government. So big government is Maricopa County, the county establishment government, 13,000 plus employees saying, “oh, no, we did nothing wrong.” Then you got big tech and big media spinning in the direction.
Here’s the question I have. I’ll bring it up again. And this is why this is so important. If in all times, in all places, in all parties, there is such a thing as election fraud (I think that’s true. It’s like original sin.). What we can say is in the last couple of years, maybe two years, three years, we’ve seen an acceleration of the power of big media and big tech, the narrative machine, to allow certain things to be gotten away with.
Hunter Biden’s laptop is one example. The Russia Russia Russia hoax is another example. The indictment last week of a lawyer who was involved in Russia Russia Russia. In other words, if you are a criminal and you want to commit crimes, you need to have a plan to get away with it.
And if you suddenly have a situation where you can see that the powers that be in a situation… by the way, another total fraud was the narrative machine, what they did to January 6. I mean, just totally if you have a situation, though, where you’re a criminal and you can get away with it, don’t you think that you’re looking around saying “huh, the power that changes the narrative that shapes the narrative will allow me to get away with this. I can actually get away with this in 2022.
And so when I hear people say, oh, do you really think that they’re going to steal the election in 2022? My answer is, I don’t think we’ve ever had a situation where it’s more obvious that the powers that be – big tech, big media, and big government – can control the narrative so profoundly.
Did you know on Twitter the other day that the founder of the CRT, critical race theory movement, his name is Professor [Ibram Kendi], or – I don’t know how to pronounce this name, I forget it now. He teaches at Boston University. He tweeted a thank you to Jack Dorsey for the $10 million contribution. He said, thank you, Jack Dorsey tweeted and said that we gave $10 million to Dr. Ibram for continuing to bring race consciousness forward. And then he said, the doctor, at Boston University runs a center, he said, thank you, Jack, for the no strings attached $10 million. What?
In other words, he didn’t have a grant where you have it to do reporting and you have to do any kind of review. He just got cash money sent to him to push his point of view. Now that’s not illegal. It’s problematic, though, when the people that are pushing that and have that point of view – Twitter, Facebook, Google, YouTube, others – use the power of their platform to influence the narrative so profoundly.
So, again, if you’re Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer, the Democrats and you say, “huh, 2022 should go against us, but wait – We have the ability in that in this setting to have. If there are problems in the election, they’ll never allow people to get to the bottom of it. They’ll call them racist. They’ll call them cooks. They’ll call them out of the mainstream.
We can just do, in other words, if you tell criminal, it’s hard to rob that bank because it’s got cameras all over the place. But that bank over there, they have zero cameras and they have no, no cameras and no security guard. Which do you think the criminal’s going to do? In fact, which do you expect that the person walking into a bank and says, what? Free money? I’ll take that. That’s what we’re facing.
That’s what I think is… so the power of Maricopa’s audit and others is to get people on their toes to what could happen in 2022. And don’t tell me it’s not like Lyndon Johnson stuffing the ballot box in Texas in a Senate race. It it won’t happen. It’s too modern. No, the narrative machine is more powerful than anything.
All right, we got to take a break. We’ll be right back. It’s Ed Martin here in the Pro America Report, back in a moment.