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"david becker" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago
"For weeks, Election officials in Arizona from both parties have sounded the alarm over a partisan audit of the 2020 election. They're an unaccredited firm is reviewing ballots in Maricopa County Election experts warn that the effort in Arizona is just the beginning. With reviews to come and other states from member station Cage's and Phoenix. Ben Giles has this report. At an aging Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona. Dozens of workers file onto the arena floor every day to count by hand. The nearly 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County last November. It's a process ordered by Arizona Senate President Karen Fan, a Republican who told CNN she's just trying to address voters doubts about the legitimacy of the county's election process. I don't care what you're in Arizona or any state across the nation. If we have those kind of doubts, we owe it to them to answer their questions. This will be the basis of a gold standard. But critics, including Republican County officials, see an illegitimate process run by amateurs and quote grifters. They note the county's election results were already audited and certified. Even the Department of Justice has raised concerns about the Senate's handling of ballots and voting equipment. Despite the criticism, fan boasted last week that she's taking calls from lawmakers in other states who want to conduct similar election reviews. Fan described it as a new wave of audits. This is a whole new breaking ground. I've had other senators and Senate presence and speakers from other states that have contacted me that said, This is an issue that they are struggling with us. Well, additional reviews are troublesome to election experts like Joanna Litigate. Other states should be concerned about this circus coming to them. Calls for third party audits are growing into Michigan counties, including an TRA, or just last week, a judge tossed a lawsuit promoted by former President Donald Trump and his supporters. As evidence The election was stolen. In Georgia, A conspiracy theorist is asking a judge to let him review copies of tens of thousands of absentee ballots cast in Fulton County, even after two full recounts of Georgia votes confirmed President Biden's win in November. David Becker, the executive director of the Center for Election Innovation and Research, sees a trend. The election deniers in many cases have taken on a strategy where they've tried to go out individual counties. Thinking that those counties might be less have fewer resource is and be less inclined, inclined to oppose some of these fake so called audits. But Republicans following in Arizona's footsteps aren't only agitating for audits at the county level. On Wednesday, the speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly announced he's hiring retired cops and an attorney to investigate the election, despite acknowledging publicly that Biden won this state Becker says it's ironic. The legislators who created procedures to ensure elections are fair and accurate, are now demanding election reviews by outside firms. The Arizona Legislature, the Georgia Legislature, the Michigan Legislature, Wisconsin Legislature all run by Republicans. They set those rules and now they're trying to change those rules after the fact that is a very difficult situation to come back from Back in Arizona. The controversial review that started in April is likely to continue into the summer firms recounting Maricopa County Votes still have well over a million ballots.
"david becker" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
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Election law expert David Becker says Trump's recount strategy "likely to fail"
"President. Trump claims there was widespread election fraud and has launched legal challenges. CBS NEWS Election law expert David Becker baseless, unsubstantiated fact LIS attacks on the election system If items lead is insurmountable in states that probably get to around over 300 electoral votes more than enough, there might be recounts in Wisconsin or Georgia, but those recounts are very unlikely to overturn the
"david becker" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"And convenient manner of voting safe, convenient and he says legal But the Republican Party of Texas disagrees. What we're trying to stop is this illegal form of voting from continuing to occur, says GOP attorney Jared would fill late yesterday and without comment to Texas Supreme Court rejected the challenge. The drive throughs will stay open gym really an ABC News Dallas intelligence officials say that Russian hackers targeted dozens of state and local government networks. And we're able to get data from at least two servers. David Becker is an election law analyst for CBS News. The Russians do not currently have the ability to change votes. And so very importantly, voters should know that if they show up to vote, their vote will count. And that's ultimately the most important thing to take from the revelations of the last 48 hours. Which is that the goal of the Russians and the Iranians and other autocrats it's diminished confidence in our election systems and diminish confidence in democracy overall to delegitimize the outcome of the elections. Iran is also accused of meddling, sending fake emails threatening some democratic voters. Both Iran and Russia deny the allegations. As the days get shorter and the temps get colder. Our mental hell's can be threatened and the pandemic is not making it any better. Definitely be sees Chris Farmer reports on seasonal depression. It's a condition the psychiatric community fears will only worsen during the pandemic. There is evidence that depression has gone up with the pandemic, according to a study by the Journal of American Medicine. Depression. Symptom Prevalence is up the re fold since March. So what are the warning signs? Dr Richard Schwartz is a psychiatrist at McLean Hospital. Decrease in your mood Feeling blue feeling less energy Sleeping Mohr increase in appetite, Perhaps some weight gain, Dr Schwartz suggests bright light. And that doesn't mean pointing a flashlight in your face or sitting next to a bunch of lamps. They're a special light boxes made specifically to treat seasonal depression. Other remedies include therapy medication, and now more than ever social interaction. Chris Mama W. B. C. Boston's NewsRadio. Unlike festivities, and Salem Halloween celebrations in Washington are still ago. The White House says it will host its fourth annual Halloween event Sunday for schoolchildren, military families and frontline workers. The president and first lady will greet trick or treaters as they pass by the White House. South portico masks for everyone age to an older will be required along with social distancing. That was CBS's Steve Dorsey on that story. And across the pond, the British region of Wales going into a two week locked down today why, well, new covert cases are soaring there. Janine Brown runs her hands through some of the baskets of goods in her gift shop at 6 P.m. local time. She has to close for two weeks. Just loaded all my Christmas shopping done all these bills to pay no good ending. Like many other parts of Britain, Halloween festivities are cancelled in Wales and all restaurants and non essential stuff. Oars closed. The hope is that this will be enough to avert another lock down over Christmas. Vicki Barker, CBS News Levin's Let's Go. The apse.
Top intelligence officers say Iran, Russia stole voter information to create chaos
"Actions are desperate attempts by desperate adversary. The government's top intelligence official, John Radcliffe, announcing Russia and Iran have stolen voter registration data to try to interfere with the U. S election. Election law expert David Becker. This is overwhelmingly designed to diminish voter confidence to get us to doubt our own system's officials say Tehran was behind those emails sent to voters claiming to be from the far right group Proud Boys.
Supreme Court allows Pennsylvania to count ballots received up to 3 days after Election Day
"U S Supreme Court, citing with Democrats, allowing Pennsylvania to count ballots received upto three days after the November election. The high court upholding a state Supreme Court decision. This is election law expert David Becker. This is Pennsylvania State law, and this is the highest court in the state of Pennsylvania that has authorized determined legal questions of Pennsylvania State law, and I don't think it's unusual to the U. S. Supreme Court would defer to the authorities on state law, the state Supreme
"david becker" Discussed on WTOP
"By mail in the state that's already come close to surpassing the number from the entire 2016 election. But it's not just Florida. Turnout is shattering records across the country. According to some estimates, voters have so far cast more than six times the amount of ballots compared to the same time period four years ago. That's led to excessively long lines from North Carolina to Louisiana to Texas, which has nearly two million more registered voters than it did in 2016. But as with past elections, it's Florida getting a lot of attention. The president has been at least 13 times this year bite and at least three president Trump won the swing state in 2016 by just under 113,000 votes. But so far, Democrats here have turned in nearly 500,000 more ballots. David Becker is the executive director of the Center for Election Innovation and Research. Does the president casting doubt on the integrity of mail in ballots? Do you think that's had some Republicans say Let's wait until we can do it in person. The president's false claims about mail voting and and questions about the integrity of male voting have made on Lee his own voters doubt that very important option. And if you need another indication of just how important Florida is both campaigns take a look at the advertising dollars. The two campaigns have spent close to a combined $158 million on advertising in the state with more on the way CBS News National correspondent Manuel Bohorquez.
"david becker" Discussed on WTOP
"To pursue other opportunities after more than 700 students tested positive for Cove in 19, another recent spike it's Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, forced the campus to temporarily suspend in person classes for some off campus students. Now. Their goal is to test 50% of their student body every single week. The pandemic is also continuing to take its economic toll. In Kansas City yesterday, protestors chained themselves to a courthouse calling evictions evil 40 million Americans are at risk of eviction. 19 million Americans have already voted in next month's election, and there's worry About whether votes will count with directions for ballots. Varying state by state. It doesn't end there is major Garrett reports in Texas and Ohio. There are challenges to ballot drop boxes in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin legal battles over mail ballot deadlines. David Becker is a CBS News contributor and election law expert, changing the rules late in the game, even if they're good changes. That could be really problematic for voters. Voters need certainty about what the rules are. Election experts are predicting a higher turnout in this election than in any presidential contest since 1908 were still shopping plenty. Retail sales were up in September. Here's Jill Schlessinger spending on clothing and accessories shot up by 11%. While sporting goods, music and books. Those jumped 5.7% another sign of the times. A soft during that you may not have even known was still around. Tab is making an exit. Coca Cola introduced it in 1963, its first Diet Cola that became a pop culture icon of the 19 seventies and early eighties theme. Atlanta based company will stop making tab years after its market share dropped almost nothing. Coca Cola kept the brand going for decades to appease devoted customers. Donors Taba, Hollis, Jim, Priscilla, CBS and another grocery store item in short.
"david becker" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Always you've always been one of the all you get it up, actually. Breaking news. David Becker, Sweet basil on there it is. Okay. You know what? Sometimes it doesn't really get there as quick as you wanted. Okay, So when the new sign is in, that would be big news. But you know what? David? As long as I've known you, you've been one of the most creative guys in the hospitality industry and leave it to you. You've got a faux fur vegan dinner event coming up now. Is this it the sweet basil in Needham or the one in Waltham? This is actually going to be juniper Wellesley and and the motivation came from. There's a Ah little boutique next door that has she's got, like some, like locally. Made really kind of classy looking full product for products like best and little hats and finger was gloves sure, and and she's always you know, she's got You know, shawls and things that she's always selling it in the summer time she does posters and things that you'd like. You know, there's just to Cape Cod e looking for more. And now it's fallen were kind of thinking of fun ideas. One would be. Ah, you know, how do you make it like? How do you make sitting outside like fashionable? You know, when it starts to get cold, and like people do it all over the world. Wow. I mean, you gotta let go and you go to Whistler and you go to Switzerland and you go to like You know, Parisians cafes in the winter people stood outside, and they like when they plan on what they're going to do for the day they dress for and they're still trying to look cool and not If anyone knows me, they know I'm not like you really know, David, we love you anyway. But listen pile in an apron. This is going to be at Juniper, which is what's the address of Juniper? That's 13 Central Street. Wellesley. Okay, and what's the date for the faux fur event that's going to be on the 21st of the 21st of this month? That would be the October between October 21st. Jupiter. How can people get a reservation? I'd say. Just call the restaurant will be serving serving it all night. And you know we can probably will also have the other dishes that are on the menu. But I was thinking would be kind of fun. You know, fun excuse and tie it together where it's like, you know, at Juniper since, like Middle Eastern Mediterranean, So it's a lot of Ah A lot of the dishes are actually vegan, friendly or vegetarianism, Good olive oil. And like what awesome Mediterranean diet. But then we were thinking of. Ah, you know if people are getting dressed for like a cooler patio Then we're gonna like, tie it all together, and it doesn't excuse to kind of make it seem well, David. Thank you for checking in October 21st fo for event with full vegan dinner and to juniper in Wellesley. And by the way, Ashley, my producer. Merry Christmas. I'm getting you a shawl. David. Thank you so much, but he always a pleasure and be safe. All right, You two, really? Okay? We've got to take a break. We're going to totally switch gears right after the break Everything you wanted to know about pot cannabis CBD. How to grow part where to grow pot. Where the bipod How to use Ponte everything you need to know how to start apart. Business. Alright, that's all coming up right after the breaking in What if you could build a six figure retirement income in just five payments? You heard that right and just five payments, you could set up a six figure retirement cash flow for as long as you live, bestselling Author bread Kitchen with wealth beyond Wall Street. And right now, there's a retirement crisis in America because the pension system of old has been raided and destroyed, and social Security is already running out of money. But most Americans were shocked to find out they would need to save over $2.5 million I have $100,000 income in retirement. A new approach is required to solve this crisis. That's why this Revolutionary New Five Payment retirement program was released, allowing everyday Americans to use bank money to create a retirement cash flow without relying on social Security or pensions. Even people who are on track have shifted money to this new strategy because it accelerates the amount they will have a retirement or can allow them to stop working years sooner. So if you're over 50 years old, I want to build a bigger, better retirement in just five payments. 105 70 98 98 now to see if you qualify, plus a free bonus, you'll get the six figure Retirement acceleration, Guide and video call 805 70 98 98 That's 105 70 98 98 105 70 98 98. This is Dan right..
"david becker" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"ABC news David Becker vice president Mike pence in Florida this afternoon meeting with that state's governor increase ship executives as a grand princess with thirty five hundred passengers and crew remains under quarantine off the coast of northern California we look forward to the support and assistance of this industry in particular in the days ahead as we put the health and well being of America turns twenty one positive cases identified so far on board and a critically ill U. S. guest in their travel companion medically disembarked from the ship this morning by a U. S. Coast Guard cutter they're being transported to a shore side medical facility for treatment unrelated to covert nineteen meanwhile in New York the outbreak prompting the declaration of a state of emergency the number of coronavirus cases they're rising to seventy six governor Andrew Cuomo today we are aggressively testing following up leads because we want to find as many people who test positive so we can get them out of circulation and in Houston health officials reaching out to parishioners at a church a person who attended Ash Wednesday mass at St Cecilia Catholic Church on Feb or twenty six later tested positive for the corona virus the person did receive ashes and was handed a communion wafer but did not take wind the staff has sanitized the pews door handles and bathrooms since his Celia is urging anyone who doesn't feel well to stay home Jim Ryan ABC news Joe Biden super Tuesday when as I'm feeling very confident about the next round of primaries in Saint Louis Missouri today super Tuesday.
"david becker" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"We have the strongest economy by far the world trade relationship the world of politics this is the money they need to run a very competitive race from a few days from Greg said we want certainty in the markets we want certainty in our trading relationships inspiration is trying to create a new device radio another telephone call between president trump a presence let's give you a crane the US and China are talking to each other every day now about a possible trade deal and it's all about voter turnout as we head toward the primaries from the bluebird interactive brokers studio welcome to the second hour of balance of power every election year the results ultimately come down to who actually turns out so with this is David Becker from the center for election innovation and research to David thank you for staying with us you do a lot of work on voter turnout where are we in voter turnout historically historically what we've seen over time as a general decline in voter turnout particularly in non presidential elections in presidential elections we'll see pretty steadily give or take around sixty percent of the eligible voter population but once you get beyond presidential elections the average turnout in a mid term election is right around forty percent or so of eligible voter population and then once you get down to primaries you're talking about maybe thirty percent of the eligible voter population in local elections even worse I mean for instance about fourteen million voters voted for Donald Trump in the Republican primaries in twenty sixteen and about the few more than that and for for secretary Clinton and that only equals about six percent of the total pop eligible voter population of United States basically nominating the candidates for president so twenty eighteen actually had an up tick ascension across the border maybe in particular some areas Nancy Thomas is director of the Tisch college into production higher education at tufts I talked to yesterday and this is part of what she had to say more Americans turned out in twenty eighteen to vote and that game was thirty seven percent back in twenty fourteen up to about fifty in twenty eighteen so that's a gain of thirteen.
"david becker" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Before his public testimony last month in met with him for more than ten hours to discuss his testimony to sources familiar with the matter told Fox News that ships staff discussed a wide range of topics including the natural national enquirers catch and kill policy. American media. Ceo, David Becker, Andy alleged undervaluing of President Trump's assets, all of which were raised by Democrats during Coen's public testimony. Fox's Garrett tinny meanwhile at south by southwest, Minnesota Senator Amy klobuchar had this to say about the president's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort Manafort, of course, sentenced to forty seven months in prison by federal judge on Friday. When I heard that Manafort sentencing, by the way, it's not over. There's going to be a new judge rate in the coming weeks and other charges that it may all be taking care of that way. But you just can't treat people. Differently. Not just based on race. But also based on the types of crimes that they commit. That's Ron closure are running for president some say, it's long overdue student athletes getting paid a judge has ruled in an antitrust suit against the NCWA saying basketball and football players can get more compensation from schools, but that extra compensation has to be tied to education that means student athletes can get more money for postgraduate degrees. Or for gear like computers are musical instruments. Former players had banded together for the lawsuit calling for more financial incentives for playing college sports. They argue the NC double A had been illegally restricting schools from giving athletes anything beyond a scholarship. An appeal is expected Jill NATO, Fox News sunshine week the week set aside to highlight the role of journalism and fighting for government, transparency.
"david becker" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Twenty fifth district TAC unit was serving a search warrant in the twenty seven hundred block of west Potomac. While they were attempting to Bruce the door shot was fired striking officer district TAC officer in the shoulder lobster is currently stable, but he's in critical condition while he's in good spirits. His family is here with him. And that is Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson or questions for the president's one time attorney and fixer learn, but staffer democratic congressman Adam Schiff traveled to New York at least four times to meet with Cohen before his public testimony last month in met with him for more than ten hours to discuss his testimony to sources familiar with the matter told Fox News that ships staff discussed a wide range of topics including the natural national enquirers, catching kill policy. American media. Ceo, David Becker, Andy alleged undervaluing of President Trump's assets, all of which were raised by Democrats during Coen's public testimony. And that is FOX's Garrett tinian on Michael Cohen. She had enough snoring. I it's not a big problem. But officials saying. Snoring was enough to set off seven Lori Morgan who was arrested for trying to kill her boyfriend emergency workers rushing to the hospital after what they initially thought was next dental shooting. But now the victim saying this was no accident. A report showing the couple has been arguing over loud. Snoring at night. It says the victim even went to CVS and purchased a box of breathe right snoring strips roses and chocolate to remedy the situation. The couple was drinking before the snoring came up. Again, this time the argument got violence. The victim telling police more pointed a shotgun at him and pull the trigger. And that is FOX's.
"david becker" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"John. If intelligence briefer tells President Trump something that he doesn't wanna hear and then maybe doesn't repeatedly a couple of times would that prefre just be replaced by another brief or with the briefings. Just stop. For the most part LARs briefings have stopped. The president doesn't take them. Unlike President Obama who took Tecom three inch thick notebooks at night. The president doesn't read them often doesn't take them. He simply ignores them Wolcott was then as to what led up to these intelligence officials breaking their normal code of silence and Lena's information. The sequence actually started very early in the presidency. When President Trump went out to headquarters stood in front of the wall of stars that commemorates intelligence officers who have fallen in the line of duty and talked about himself and his inauguration. But I think it really started to crack open with two things one when he publicly sided with Russian President Putin against the intelligence community and to win the former secretary of State Rex Tillerson came out and talked about some of the same qualities that are in that article, and then the last straw, if you wanna put it that way. Was his knocked down at the intelligence community. And the suggestion that they should go back to school to which one of the officials off the record replied, he ought to go to school, again, another self-inflicted wound caused by Trump's massive yet. Fragile ego. A him being too ignorant to know a speech before the CIA as fallen isn't the time to brag about his imaginary historic election victory and be his need to dispute is Intel communities Russian interference assessment because it makes him feel illegitimate and inadequate, and I would venture to say never before in the history of intelligence gathering. Have we had a president that is such dot congenital Syria liar. An ego maniacal snowflake that our intelligence community is but warned to not give him the truth. And you know, what's worse if they didn't know before. And I'm sure they've known for just as long as we will world dwellers have since the first story broke the whole world. Now knows that our intelligence community holds back info from our quote, unquote leader and even the Intel they do give him he ignores. But that includes our enemies, oh, hell, we can interfere in the election. Trump will choose to ignored because as massive ego perceives it as a threat to his legitimacy, and hey, we can even kill one of the journalists. He worked for the Washington Post who Trump calls the enemy the American people. He ain't gonna care, and it's owned by someone Trump considers the mortal enemies, so much so that his friends that the National Enquirer destroyed his marriage, and then tried to blackmail him, which of course, brings us to the Jeff Bezos story, and no a political motive as I just suggested has not been proved yet, but. Really after all the stories the Enquirer buried over the years in their famous vault that exposed Trump for the lifelong criminal and sleazebag. He's always been after all the stories, they publish designed to gaslight the American people into believing Trump is anything other than the lifelong criminal and Maki fob. Will he is? Anyone seriously doubt this latest embarrassment wasn't politically motivated. I don't we just don't know how much or if Trump was involved yet. But what we do know is AM, I parent company of the Enquirer published text messages between Basil's and his mistress back on January tenth Basil's, then initiated an investigation into how his texts were obtained led by the renowned Gavin Becker, a former Reagan administration appointee and Justice department adviser tobacco. Also started probing possible political motivation behind their initial expose of Bezos Anna's affair and said he found one that's one AM. I went nuts and threatened to blackmail Basil's with lurid photos. And you have to wonder firstly. Why would am I freak out over being investigated by a private investigator? I mean, they're already being investigated by the feds and are cooperating under no prosecution agreement which it now seems they violated. Furthermore, what Baid AM I think they had enough leverage over the richest man in the world whose marriage they had already ruined by releasing text messages between him and his mistress. What made them think they had enough leverage to further threaten him with blackmail over some photos. None of which they said were news. I mean, those cleavage in bulges, but no nudity. These people who print the Enquirer stupidest, the people who read it. I'm really just to show you how slimy and sleazy the National Enquirer his people are, and I think rightfully so applauding basis for standing up to extortion and blackmail, but when the hero of the story is a billionaire who's put a lot of companies out of business and was busted for cheating on his wife. How bad do you have to be on the other side to be the villain in the story? I mean, that's a Demi indictment. But what's the caveat to this story? I and David Becker were friends with Donald Trump. And as we real world dwellers have known for years now anyone closely associated with Donald Trump who was system in his cover-ups is forever tainted with a wash in an engulfed by the stink of Donald Trump. Or as still honorable conservative Republican strategist Rick Wilson, always reminds us. Everything Trump touches dies. And what was AM is asking price for not releasing the photos that Basil's make the specific statement that he and his investigative team had no knowledge to suggest AM is expose of the base os affair was politically motivated or influenced by political forces. That's up. Jeff Bezos is worth a hundred and fifty billion dollars. He makes nine million dollars an hour. One hundred fifty thousand a minute two thousand five hundred dollars a second. And their blackmailing him for a state. And a statement that says there was no political motivation behind AM, is expose does a statement base. Says would be ally. So you got to ask why would a sleazeball company like AM, I slash National Enquirer risk blackmailing the richest person in the world. All for a statement that their takedown of him wasn't politically motivated does of that in and of itself suggest it was. And that's all the other AM I- Enquirer stories that were politically motivated, and then we can add this bazo chief investigator says it is likely a government entity obtained Bezos text messages, he said the phone wasn't hacked, okay, which government the United States government. And if so which department of the US government that is under Trump's control. And would this department steel base os texts all on their own with no orders to do? So from higher up just to pass the time just for something to do. And then there's the Saudi collusion element of the story, which some are saying may turn out to be as threatening to Trump as the Russian collusion. The Saudis were pissed at the post for their understandably thorough coverage of the brutal murder of their journalist Jamal kashogi. But let's be brutally Frank. You would anyone who lives in the real world be shocked if this turned out to be just another failed attempt by the vindictive and vengeful Trump child to strike back at one of his enemies. Would you? Just add another couple wrinkles to the story. Basil's mistress is TV host. Learn Sanchez Sanchez's brother, Michael is a self loathing, gay Hispanic who's a big supporter of Donald Trump and post a lot of stuff on social media concerning fake news. And yep. The deep state. Michael Sanchez is also a business associate and friend of wait for Roger stone and Carter page, in fact, after the initial basis affair story broke. Michael Sanchez contacted both stone and page of Cording to him to enquire. How base os text were obtained. He wanted to know how they would have done it, and what they would have done to obtain them. That's why you contacted them. Michael Sanchez is also close friends with Scotty Nell Hughes. Former blonde Trump surrogate throughout the entire Trump campaign and tea party, darling. A regular on the cable news channels until she accused FOX business network host Charles Payne of raping her and was subsequently fired. Us now host to show on RT. Yup. Russia today. So Jeff Bezos, Roger stone Carter page. Scotty, L Hughes that pecker David pecker that is CEO of AM I- Saudi Arabia MBBS Mohammed bone saw and a political motive what's the common denominator at the center here. Donald trump. Remember when the National Enquirer floated the allegation that Ted Cruz father played a role in JFK's assassination. It was Donald Trump who repeated that conspiracy theory during his presidential campaign. On the cover of the National Enquirer. There's a picture of her him and crazy Lee Harvey Oswald having breakfast now Ted never denied that. It was his father. What are you doing with.
"david becker" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"And I tend to agree with them that while there is a possibility that AM, I the officers involved could be charged with conspiracy to extort because all it would require as a thing of value doesn't have to be money. And there's obviously a thing of value with terms of the statements and the deal that would have been struck. It's possible they could be in trouble. I don't know it depends partially what more facts would come out about whether or not the prosecutors would want to pursue that. But certainly this isn't the kind of publicity that AM I would want right now. They just got out of the cloud of this whole thing with the campaign finance felonies, David Packer being front and center in terms of his relationship with the president basically being an arm of the campaign. The last thing they want to do is get federal scrutiny all over again. National security lawyer Brad moss. So you can follow on Twitter at Brad moss. ES Q Brad always time so much for joining us this evening. Absolutely. Never the best part about the whole bazo. Storing is the headline in the New York Post yesterday after a broke because obviously you've got you've got Jeff bass involved and David Becker from the National Enquirer, and the headline is basis exposes pecker. Well, played New York Post. Well, played coming up next things in Virginia continue to get crazier and crazier and crazier. This time. The basically the piano has fallen on the head of the Virginia. Lieutenant governor we've got an update for you in a moment here on PM Tampa.
"david becker" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"In the weeks since the mid terms. We have seen the dangerous new partisan divide the issue whether to count every vote cast in an election. Democrats have been on the side of counting every ballot. Even when it might not benefit them like, for instance, in Utah's fourth congressional district where new votes just counted have narrowed the lead of democrat, Ben mcadams over Republican incumbent me love now, even as love might actually take the seat. If that's what the vote say Democrats have not cried foul. They've not said there's some Greek theft going on in contrast Republicans have been launching baseless accusations of fraud in close election after close election. They might not win. It's gone so far that a state center. Georgia day was arrested and taken away by police for demonstrating in favor of simply counting outstanding ballots in Georgia. That's also what Democrats want in Florida to counter revote, and then to go through the recount as mandated by state law, even as there's been a conservative Republican attempt to sow doubt about the legitimacy of the vote counting. It is. Gotten so bad that AirAsia Senate candidate Martha mcsally is now reaping plaudits merely. Four graciously conceiving Jerez instead of making up fraud allegations here talking about what this all means Ron claimed former chief of staff to vice presidents, Joe Biden, and now Gordon from our chief counsel for the Senate Judiciary committee and David Becker, a former senior voting rights attorney, the department Justice in the executive director of the center for election innovation and research Ronald start with you look fights about recounts have been happening over the Florida recount the norm MacDonald and Al Franken recount was litigated. But it does seem to me. There's something new going on here. What do you think? Well, I think there's something worse going on here. I mean, if I told you Chris that we had an election where someone was both the chief election officer and a candidate in the election, and he not ten percent of the voters off the rolls refuse to process fifty thousand applications to vote and urge the shooting of two hundred polling places you'd say let's send in the UN observers, but that happened not in the Republic of Georgia. But in the state of Georgia right next hour to this recount in Florida. So we are having more and more partisanship, and how these elections and now the Republicans have this playbook of attacking merely the counting of votes as somehow election fraud election theft, governor Scott who is both the candidate and the chief law enforcement officer in Florida has made this allegation. It's been disproven. It's been knocked down by Republican appointed judges it's been knocked down by Republican appointed election officials. It's just an effort to a soda out and partisanship into a process that should be nonpartisan and professional. Richard Hassen has a piece in sleet yesterday. David. And he writes, he writes about the election rights and voting rights and voting what he calls the voting roars. And he said what's happening in Florida's a nightmare. Twenty twenty could be so much worse. The new voting worse threaten to undermine the very foundation of American democracy that election officials can fairly accurately count ballots. They could declare winter with whom the losers will accept as legitimate. Do you do you worry about that? I worry about it's somewhat as elections are getting closer, especially in a place like Florida. It's razor thin margins. We were we have the stakes are so high, and we have to be careful not to de legitimize our democracy while we wait to determine the outcome. The most important thing in all of these elections is to get the outcome. Right. We want to find out who the voters chose and we have to give election officials time to do that. There are millions of ballots still being counted nationwide. And we have to let election officials do their jobs that we know who accurately one..
"david becker" Discussed on No Agenda
"What additional powers azimi none none it's it's now blumenthal as a douche bag the us while we have arrived report on the russian hacking they brought to experts into the pbs newshour new and this went on forever by the way so this is a very short short beginning but it's worth commenting on welcome to both of you to the news our david becker tui in psalm what did the russians due to election systems in this country in 2016 what we know from testimony from the intelligence community and elsewhere is that they attempted to probe or scan several states systems probably most notably voter registration database systems jesus a lot of attempted probably probe were scan or almost all of those scans and probes were unsuccessful one instance you knew and unsuccessful were they successfully accessed voter data about seventy thousand records are so in june and july of 2016 but no records were altered or deleted and i've i don't know if it's in this report but what i hear about this story is joe there were planning to delete people the niece is that really their plan i'm going to delete people from the database yes fis select away if you're you at one time i went into vote and my name wasn't there for some reason i just said my name side here supposed to be here and i asked to my driver's license and gambia go ahead rebelled i voted of course in that works in every in every state that way it yeah i think maybe this may be five or six states we have to prove citizenship united states but you i had to driver's licenses gun doesn't prove citizenship but well what you're in california you just need to have known each citizen prove a piece of taper with your name on it just peace paper the name abu scribble my own name on their again go gupta ago yes we also know from the intelligence community and from multiple investigations all arabian could go on and clean up the database a little bit while they're in there just fixed the records knows we've got some duplicates guys we could do that early trap these guys don't have the rows of select its nar damn frometa fix this for them.
"david becker" Discussed on 1A
"Maybe were alarming to people but the idea that russia could do this the idea that letter me putin would direct something like this i don't think that really surprised people on the us intelligence community april tweeted indiana does not have a paper ballot and i have never even gotten a receipt for my vote like a seem to recall some states do we haven't had paper ballots here in ages and it scares me i wonder if we could wrap up this conversation by talking about what might be next what we can do to protect ourselves the midterm elections are on the way it is questionable whether or not congress will do anything in a super speedy fashion so let's kinda think through what can be done david becker starting with you understand where april's coming from an indiana for people who are worried about what their communities their states are doing to protect their votes what do you think they should know what i think there are several things they should know in several things that voters should do we're going to need to be much more active thoughtful critical electorate from here on out out and from the perspective of enabling your fundamental right to vote one of the things everyone should be doing is checking their voter registration record regularly especially right before an election almost every state has an online portal to do that that's very important encouraging your state legislatures to fund election security so that election officials have the tools they need to protect your vote from any kind of foreign interference i really high we encourage people volunteers porkers it's very hard to complain about a system if you're not on working from the inside to fix it and there's always trouble getting enough poll workers uh out there and working but most importantly is don't let the interference with our elections which is designed to undermine all of our confidence in our election system get to you to the point where you decide you don't want to participate anymore it's very very important the best defence about against this is for every eligible voter to show up and vote in every.
"david becker" Discussed on 1A
"Sentiment and soon let me jump off of one piece of what she said john as it relates to our voting systems and come to you david becker can you talk a little bit about what american voting systems look like right now i mean how many systems are there is it one big system that filters into lots of leading city systems in every city in township are they a bunch of little system to kind of end up dumping data to the same central repository like how does it work so you're exactly radar systems incredibly decentralised were unusual in that regard in in every big federal election we're not actually holding won election rocks actually holding somewhere around ten thousand little elections all around the country all of which have different rules and procedures different technology that's being used for those elections and so it's very very difficult to find one entry point into our system to change it however there are several different threat services all over the country that could be attacked and election officials are having to take that very very seriously we know that russia is attempting to intrude into election systems we also know that as shane mentioned there is no evidence that vote tools were changed in 2016 at all it's very very difficult to do that uh but there was an effort in at least one state illinois where they uh by ph addresses associated with russians were able to intrude into the illinois statewide voter registration database they accessed information without changing it it was discovered while before the election but election officials are working harder than ever to try to prevent the kind of intrusions that we've seen or attempted intrusion so that we've seen in 2016 from impacting the 2018 election or any future election such wanna make sure i'm i'm clear on how the systems.
"david becker" Discussed on Money For the Rest of Us
"Yet within the next day i saw on facebook from somebody no he wrote yes this doesn't add up i listened to 20 minutes of police scanner recording and they mention more than winds there were to confirm shooters this was in the midst of this massacre in in the skinner and there was a lot of confusion he later linked to an article from a a website one of these many beginning to give the output the lincoln the show notes and i don't have it there was some i don't think credible credible shor short source but he says i believe it's possible that the truth of the las vegas false flag operation might actually resist the complete up food skase shin by the mainstream media seen in previous similar events due to the ubiquitous of cell phones and social media he's saying this massacre was a false flag event and what is that we keep edia says at describes convert operation covered operations that are designed to deceive in such a way that activities is pierre as are they're being carried out by individual entities groups or nations other than those who actually planned and executed them saying it was a front that there was not one lone shooter and it gets down to who you're gonna trust subsequent investigation has shown that it was indeed one shooter but if our default response assist doubt everything i was amazed one of the common photos shown about this incident was taken by david becker.