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Feb 06 2021

Time Magazine Describes Cabal That Rigged 2020 Election

Leftist totalitarians are convinced that they have it all wrapped up now. They are not worried about backlash, future elections, protests, dissidents, or anything else. If they didn’t think the game is over, Time Magazine — the flagship magazine of the liberal establishment — would not run a nearly 7,000-word piece detailing the left-wing cabal that ensured Biden would win the 2020 election.

As noted at Breitbart,

The New York Times had reported on the effort in January, referring to the “Democracy Defense Coalition.” The Daily Beast hinted at it in the fall. But the Time article is the most in-depth report at what others suggested was going on behind the scenes.

The piece, written by Molly Ball, is entitled “The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election.” It is written from the point of view of those who seized power, but it is easy enough to unspin it, although occasional translations into plain English are provided below for the reader’s convenience:

Their work touched every aspect of the election. They got states to change voting systems and laws and helped secure hundreds of millions in public and private funding. They fended off voter-suppression lawsuits, recruited armies of poll workers and got millions of people to vote by mail for the first time.

“Voter suppression” refers to attempts to impede election fraud. Voting by mail is notoriously prone to election fraud.

They successfully pressured social media companies to take a harder line against disinformation and used data-driven strategies to fight viral smears.

“Disinformation” and “smears” are references to facts and opinions that might detract from Biden’s election effort. For example, when the New York Post broke a bombshell story right before the election that implicated Biden in influence peddling to our communist Chinese enemies, Facebook restricted access to it, and Twitter went still further, actually locking the account of America’s oldest continuously published newspaper. Despite being denounced as “disinformation” by the liberal establishment, the NY Post story turned out to be true.

They executed national public-awareness campaigns that helped Americans understand how the vote count would unfold over days or weeks, preventing Trump’s conspiracy theories and false claims of victory from getting more traction.

“Public-awareness campaign” means “propaganda barrage.” Regarding conspiracy theories, Ball admits that Trump was right regarding his suspicion of an “an orchestrated effort to anoint the winner, even while many key states were still being counted.”

Ball also admits that this story…

…sounds like a paranoid fever dream–a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information.

However, the fever dream turns out to be real.

The mastermind of the plot was Mike Podhorzer, senior adviser to the president of the AFL-CIO. Where corruption and leftism intersect, there you find Big Unions.

Podhorzer began working from his laptop at his kitchen table, holding back-to-back Zoom meetings for hours a day with his network of contacts across the progressive universe: the labor movement; the institutional left, like Planned Parenthood and Greenpeace; resistance groups like Indivisible and MoveOn; progressive data geeks and strategists, representatives of donors and foundations, state-level grassroots organizers, racial-justice activists and others.

In other words, he brought together many factions of the radical Left.

Protecting the election would require an effort of unprecedented scale. As 2020 progressed, it stretched to Congress, Silicon Valley and the nation’s statehouses.

“Protecting” means “winning by any means necessary.”

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative chipped in $300 million.

CZI is owned by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan.

Laura Quinn, a veteran progressive operative … piloted a nameless, secret project, which she has never before publicly discussed, that tracked disinformation online and tried to figure out how to combat it.

Quinn found that it is ineffective to counter “disinformation” with rational argument; that just draws attention to facts you don’t want people to know about.

The solution, she concluded, was to pressure platforms to enforce their rules, both by removing content or accounts that spread disinformation and by more aggressively policing…

Enforcement of these vague rules was on a conspicuously selective basis.

In November 2019, Mark Zuckerberg invited nine civil rights leaders to dinner at his home, where they warned him about the danger of the election-related falsehoods that were already spreading unchecked. “It took pushing, urging, conversations, brainstorming, all of that to get to a place where we ended up with more rigorous rules and enforcement,” says Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, who attended the dinner and also met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and others. (Gupta has been nominated for Associate Attorney General by President Biden.)

A woman who took a leadership role in suppressing information prior to the election will be working at a high level in the Justice Department. The next election won’t be any cleaner.

But then, Time wouldn’t be admitting the election was essentially rigged if the ruling oligarchy were not confident that future elections will be rigged still more securely.

The avowed Marxists of Black Lives Matter took time off from their many riots to join the cabal. We all know about the deep reverence communists have for free and fair elections.

Many [Black Lives Matter] organizers were part of Podhorzer’s network, from the activists in battleground states who partnered with the Democracy Defense Coalition to organizations with leading roles in the Movement for Black Lives. …

Black organizers also recruited thousands of poll workers to ensure polling places would stay open in their communities.

This calls to mind the 2008 election, when uniformed New Black Panther thugs wielding batons attempted to frighten Caucasians away from polling places. Charges were dropped by Obama’s Justice Department.

If Trump had prevailed following election day, the cabal was prepared to go to Plan B: street violence.

More than 150 liberal groups, from the Women’s March to the Sierra Club to Color of Change, from to the Democratic Socialists of America, joined the “Protect the Results” coalition. The group’s now defunct website had a map listing 400 planned postelection demonstrations, to be activated via text message as soon as Nov. 4.

The liberal establishment utilizes these maniacal moonbats as necessary, but even otherwise respectable people were involved.

About a week before Election Day, Podhorzer received an unexpected message: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce wanted to talk.

Businessmen sensibly wanted to avoid another wave of the leftist rioting that caused $2 billion in damage last year. Looks like some were willing to collaborate with leftists to ensure peace at any price.

“With tensions running high, there was a lot of concern about unrest around the election, or a breakdown in our normal way we handle contentious elections,” says Neil Bradley, the Chamber’s executive vice president and chief policy officer.

The Capitol Riot was the exception that proves the rule: leftists riot, not conservatives.

Virtually the entire establishment pitched in:

Fox News surprised everyone by calling Arizona for Biden. The public-awareness campaign had worked: TV anchors were bending over backward to counsel caution and frame the vote count accurately.

Fox News bent over backward, all right. It obviously called Arizona prematurely, to Biden’s benefit. Its viewership cratered afterward and may never fully recover.

Here’s why there were no leftist riots on election night, when it seemed likely that Trump would win:

“We wanted to be mindful of when was the right time to call for moving masses of people into the street,” [Angela Peoples of the Democracy Defense Coalition] says. As much as they were eager to mount a show of strength, mobilizing immediately could backfire…

So the word went out: stand down.

Let that sink in. Time Magazine just admitted that the only reason the people who installed Biden did not flood the streets with rioters on election night is that they thought it might backfire.

Read the whole piece (archived here if they take it down). It demonstrates that if leftists succeed in doing to America what they did to Venezuela, it will be because they were united, organized, and relentless. Resistance to them will be crushed if patriots do not show the same qualities.

On tips from Varla, ABC of the ANC, Occam’s Stubble, seaoh, Kirklesworth, and Mr. Freemarket.


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