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Jan 04 2021

Anatomy of Sedition in 62 Minutes

Sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organisation, that tends toward rebellion against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent toward, or rebellion against, established authority. Sedition may include any commotion, though not aimed at direct and open violence against the laws. Seditious words in writing are seditious libel. A seditionist is one who engages in or promotes the interest of sedition.

Because sedition is overt, it is typically not considered a subversive act, and the overt acts that may be prosecutable under sedition laws vary from one legal code to another.

On Saturday, after 18 attempted calls from the White House to the Georgia secretary of state’s office since the election, the Squatter-in-Chief Donald J. Trump got on the phone and for 62 minutes harangued and threatened Brad Raffensperger to find him 11,780 votes to overturn his loss in that state. Georgia has already recounted the votes three times. No voter fraud was found and the count was accurate: Joe Biden won. No voter fraud was found and the count was accurate: Joe Biden won. The tape of the call was released by Georgia election officials yesterday, less than 24 hours after news of the call broke in one of The Squatter’s  typical Twitter rants.. This afternoon, Georgia’s election official Gabriel Sterling stated the reason the tape was released was due to the the Squatter’s multiple baseless claims of election fraud in the state. Despite the Squatter’s squealing, the taping was legal under Georgia law.

Per O.C.G.A. 16-11-66, you can record a telephone conversation in Georgia if you are a party to the conversation (on the phone). The recording will typically be admissible evidence at any hearing or trial.

The tape is, to say the least, an indictment for voter fraud, at worst, sedition. CNN has the full tape and transcript and their fact check of the conversation.

Reps. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Kathleen Rice (D-NY) have sent a criminal referral to the FBI related to Trump’s Georgia election fraud.

Under 52 U.S.C. § 20511, it is a crime for, “A person, including an election official, who in any election for Federal office … knowingly and willfully deprives, defrauds, or attempts to deprive or defraud the residents of a State of a fair and impartially conducted election process, by … the procurement, casting, or tabulation of ballots that are known by the person to be materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent under the laws of the State in which the election is held.” In this case, Mr. Trump, for purposes of a federal election, solicited Secretary of State Raffensperger to procure ballots that are known to be false by threatening him to “find 11,780 votes.”

Reps. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Kathleen Rice (D-NY) have sent a criminal referral to the FBI related to Trump’s Georgia election fraud.

Reps. Lieu and Rice wrote:

Under 52 U.S.C. § 20511, it is a crime for, “A person, including an election official, who in any election for Federal office … knowingly and willfully deprives, defrauds, or attempts to deprive or defraud the residents of a State of a fair and impartially conducted election process, by … the procurement, casting, or tabulation of ballots that are known by the person to be materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent under the laws of the State in which the election is held.” In this case, Mr. Trump, for purposes of a federal election, solicited Secretary of State Raffensperger to procure ballots that are known to be false by threatening him to “find 11,780 votes.”
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Under 52 U.S.C. § 10307(a), “No person acting under color of law shall … willfully fail or refuse to tabulate, count, and report such person’s vote.” During the phone conversation, Mr. Trump, under color of law, solicited Secretary of State Raffensperger to re-tabulate or “recalculate” the votes, which would have deprived Georgia voters of the accurate count of their votes.
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The evidence of election fraud by Mr. Trump is now in broad daylight. The prima facie elements of the above crimes have been met. Given the more than ample factual predicate, we are making a criminal referral to you to open an investigation into Mr. Trump. Thank you for your attention to this urgent request.

Under the definition of sedition, the Squatter’s continued attempts to overturn the election and, therefore, the Constitution, with threats is an act of sedition. He should not only be impeached, convicted and blocked from running for any office with just 17 days left in his term, but prosecuted to the full extent of the law, along with every member of Congress that votes to block the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

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