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If The J6 Committee Cared About Democracy, It Would Probe Illegal Drop Boxes In Wisconsin

For all the talk about the J6 Committee’s preservation of ‘democracy,’ it has been uninterested in a legitimate probe of election misconduct.

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the use of absentee ballot drop boxes violated state election law after they were widely distributed by private outside actors to rig the 2020 presidential contest. Maybe the Jan. 6 Committee that’s already abandoned the project of investigating the Capitol riot to probe claims about the last election cycle will study the misconduct in one of the nation’s most critical tipping-point states.

The court ruled 4-3 in Teigen v. Wisconsin Elections Commission that the unmanned drop boxes sponsored by the Mark Zuckerberg-funded Center for Tech and Civic Life in the state’s five largest cities amounted to illegal interference in a race decided by fewer than 20,000 votes.

“This decision reveals just the tip of the iceberg of Wisconsin’s election integrity problems,” Thomas More Society Special Counsel Erick Kaardal, whose group brought the case to the high court, said in a statement.

Two years ago, Democrat operatives through the Center for Tech and Civic Life targeted Wisconsin voters under the “Wisconsin Safe Voting Plan” with nearly $9 million in private grants to hijack elections in Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, and Racine. While ostensibly established over fears of Covid-19, the Zuckerberg-funded center erected drop boxes in heavily Democratic areas of the swing state to drive up turnout among would-be Biden voters. Zuckerberg gave $400 million to the effort to gin up Democratic turnout nationwide.

A January report from the Capital Research Center detailed the campaign’s effectiveness. Thirty-one grants of more than $5,000 went to Wisconsin cities and townships. Three went to counties, while the rest “went directly to specific cities.”

“Out of those 28 grants just 8 of the recipient localities were won by Trump, while 20 were won by Biden,” Capital Research Center revealed. “Together, these 20 cities received $9 million or 90 percent of all CTCL funds in Wisconsin.”

Meanwhile, local election officials welcomed the outside intervention of privately set-up drop boxes that were unmanned, which opened a pandora’s box of issues compromising trust in the Democratic process. In March, a state-appointed special counsel to the Wisconsin Assembly found that Zuckerberg’s private financing of the contest violated bribery laws.

For all the self-righteous talk about the Jan. 6 Committee’s purpose of preserving American “democracy,” panel members have been uninterested in a legitimate probe to uncover electoral misconduct. Instead of raising questions over privately established drop boxes in heavily partisan areas due to election officials handing their responsibilities to Silicon Valley-backed political operatives, lawmakers have done just the opposite, criminalizing those same questions.

Four members of the Trump administration have already been held in contempt of Congress by the committee for refusing to comply (over well-founded concerns related to executive privilege) with the panel’s requests. Peter Navarro, former trade adviser to President Donald Trump, was arrested by FBI agents in June and now faces 12 months in prison and a six-figure fine for each of the two counts of contempt handed down by lawmakers.

Meanwhile, the committee is lying about election fraud as the panel holds a series of show trial hearings to indict Republicans as complicit in a conspiracy to overthrow the U.S. government. A more serious committee investigating issues related to the 2020 election would offer a genuine inquiry into the privatization of the contest. Lawmakers in pursuit of a partisan witch hunt, however, have no appetite for anything that would vindicate claims of an unfair race by Public Enemy No. 1.