Don’t know whether I have written about vote fraud before, but, with Donald Trump attorney (now working on her own) Sidney Powell laying out the strategy she suspects last week (see C-Span after Giuliani), my personal experience and that of a friend may be relevant to readers.
In 1996, State Rep. Al Salvi and I ran joint campaigns with signs opposing tax hike without referendums.
He was seeking to become U.S Senator.
I was running for re-election against a Cary McHenry County Board member put up by our Republican County Chairman Al Jourdan.
I remember being in Disney World when I learned of Brehmer’s candidacy and think, “If Al was displeased with my Springfield performance, why didn’t he tell me?”
Fast forward to Election Night.
Salvi and I were getting pretty close to 60% of the vote in McHenry County with about 55% of the precincts counted.
Then, the counting machine(s) were shut down, according to a friendly and computer savvy election room watcher.
Shortly before the punch cards for the last precinct were loaded into the reader, it was shut down again.
The final results for Salvi showed him carrying McHenry County by about 60% of the vote (59.2%)–the same proportion he had at the 55% of the count.
I ended up with just under 50%.
The vote in McHenry County was reported as 6,391 for Brehmer, 6,202 for me.
In Cook County, I led 1,276 to 525.
In all, I received 7,478 votes to Brehmer’s 6,916, more than enough coming from Barrington Township to make up for the 189 vote deficit in McHenry Counthy.
The final breakdown was 51.95% to 48.04%.
When the Daily Herald called for a comment about my close victory, I told the reporter that “they” didn’t remember that I had Barrington Township.
Barrington Township’s punch cards were counted in each precinct, not at a central location as in McHenry County.
Our observer in the counting room concluded that the first time the machine went down a new program was inserted to change the way votes were counted.
The second time was to revert to the original program of counting as tjhe law required.
The situation was so perplexing that supporter Dave Fredericks looked at the election results.
He added up the votes cast for Republican Precinct Committeeman and compared them to those cast for State Representative.
Fredericks found that more ballots were cast for GOP Precinct Committeemen than for State Representative.
That defied logic because not every precinct had a Precinct Committeeman candidate and very few Precinct Committeemen had opponents.
A substantial number of people don’t vote for candidates who have no opposition.
And, Precinct Committeeman is pretty much at the bottom of the ballot.
I spent $104,617 and, if Brehmer reported correctly, he spent $121,991.
To obtain the figures above I have added the expenditures reported to the Illinois State Board of Elections to each candidate’s reported in-kind contributions.
It strains credulity to believe that the high profile State Rep. race ended up with fewer votes than were cast for Republican Precinct Committeeman.
Here’s a summary by someone named Michael Charles Master, of whom I have never heard, which talks of a “pause” which occurred in various key states during the counting of Presidential ballots election night:
At midnight in Michigan, Trump was ahead by 5% (400 thousand votes) with 80% of the votes already counted.
When the next 10% of votes of about 400,000 were counted from Wayne County (Detroit), then suddenly Biden caught Trump with 90% of the votes in.
Biden made up 5% [percentage points?] with 10% of the total vote.
That means that all the votes (close to 100%) from Wayne went to Biden.
That also means that practically all registered voters voted in Wayne County.
Does anyone believe any of that is possible?
The same thing happened in Madison, Wisc., in Raleigh, NC, in Las Vegas, NV, and could be happening in Phil., PA by Friday.
So why did all those Democrat stronghold cities take a “pause” to report their votes?
As I was listening to Trump attorney Sidney Powell talk of the insertion of a computer program change while ballot counting was paused, I got a sinking feeling in my stomach.
It sounded so similar to what happened in 1996 in McHenry County.
Let me go back to another incident related to me by Lorens Tronet, who ran a losing campaign as a Democrat against Phyllis Walters in 1984.
He told me that he and Elyse Roberts were standing in front of the Crystal Lake Jewel store and struck up a conversation with a man who said he worked for the Woodstock accounting firm which did the programming for McHenry County ballot counting.
The man was disturbed because he had not been paid the $1,500 he has been promised to make certain that the Establishment candidate for Circuit Court Judge beat the non-Establishment candidate.
The non-Establishment attorney was a popular guy, active in Opera House theater.
Although the non-Establishment attorney lost the election, strangely enough, he was appointed an Associate Judge later on.
Bringing this back to today, I have no idea how Trump’s lawyers can prove there was manipulation of the computer counting programs, but, based on my experience in McHenry County, I believe it could have occurred.
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The email in which I found the quote above identifies writer Michael Charles Master as author of Save America Now, Rules for Conservatives and the Birth Famine.