Perkins Coie attorney, Marc Elias who is a major proponent of lawfare against Republicans is doing an early premature victory dance of the graves of America First Republicans, hinting that after his next round of lawsuits he will be able to control who gets to run for office.
Check out Elias’ background, according to Wikipedia: “Marc Erik Elias is an American attorney specializing in election law, voting rights and redistricting. He is the founding partner of Elias Law Group. Elias was previously a partner at Perkins Coie and head of the firm’s political law practice.”
In other words, much of what has unfolded in election integrity since 2019- has happened at the hands of far-left radical Democrat, Marc Elias, and he is very proud of himself and is boasting about taking legal action against his political opponents for something that is completely orchestrated by his political pals- the Democrats who are exploiting January 6th.
His behavior smacks of fascism, soviet show trials and gaslighting:
“My Prediction for 2022; Before the midterm election, we will have a serious discussion about whether individual Republican House Members are disqualified by Section 3 of the 14th amendment from serving in Congress.
We may even see litigation.,” Elias wrote, confessing what the real purpose of the US House Commission on January 6th- to hurt Republicans and to prevent America First candidates from running for office- once again denying Americans their choice of representation.
That is a tweet that I am not supposed to see- but I found it in the Gateway Pundit, who reported:
IT BEGINS: Top Democrat Marc Elias Proposes Chinese-Style Censorship – Only Approved Republicans Will Be Allowed to Run for Future Office
Marc Elias blocked me on Twitter after I wrote about his actions in the North Carolina 2020 Presidential election, in September of 2020. About 6 weeks before the final voting day for the general election, North Carolina Lt. Governor, Dan Forest was already onto the Elias scheme of using a state’s appointed Board of Elections to bypass the state’s elected General Assembly to overthrow elections laws.
At the time of Forest’s discovery, North Carolina was already in early voting, yet- the whole episode was ignored by William J. Barr, and Elias’ tactics stood the test of time and improperly assisted Democrats in winning key elections in the state, even though the vote ended up going to President Donald J. Trump.
The North State Journal reported in Sept of 2020 about Elias’s disastrous entry into North Carolina politics, where 2022 elections are already in upheaval due to Elia’s signature redistricting schemes:
“North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has requested U.S. Attorney General William Barr investigate the recent consent order regarding absentee ballot processing. Voting by absentee ballot is already underway in the state.
“I am formally requesting that the United States Department of Justice investigate the collusive attack on the integrity of North Carolina’s elections by the North Carolina State Board of Elections and the office of North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein,” the opening of Forest’s letter reads.
The consent order, if approved, would effectively reverse legislation safeguarding absentee ballots, which was signed into law by Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, and that has had wide bipartisan support. The order was negotiated between N.C. State Board of Elections (NCSBE) attorneys and plaintiffs represented by Democratic lawyer Marc Elias. North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein was also involved. Elias was also the attorney who represented Cooper during the 2016 gubernatorial election recount.
The changes in the consent order would permit usage of “anonymous” outdoor absentee ballot drop boxes, eliminate the witness requirements for absentee ballots and draw out the time period for the state to receive absentee ballots to nine days beyond election day. Another change lets people returning ballots in person bypass logging their ballot in writing and instead allowing them to verbally give their information to election workers.
Forest, a Republican who is running for governor against Cooper, states in his letter that the consent order is attempting to make “wholesale changes to the absentee ballot laws of North Carolina.”
“They have effectively gutted provisions that ensure a quick resolution of the election, witness requirements for absentee ballots, and the requirement that the in-person drop-off of absentee ballots be by the voter or the voter’s near relative,” Forest writes. “These provisions of our election law were put into place by wide, bipartisan margins to prevent the disaster that happened in the 2018 election for North Carolina’s 9th U.S. House District, which was voided because of illegal ballot harvesting.”
Forest closes the letter asking for a full investigation by the Department of Justice, as the consent order, if approved, will “no doubt impact the Presidential, Senatorial, and Congressional elections in North Carolina.”
“Further, I am requesting that the Department of Justice review whether this election interference necessitates federal intervention under the Guarantee Clause of Article IV, Section IV of the United States Constitution,” Forest says in closing.
North State Journal reached out to the governor’s office for comment on whether or not he supports the consent order but did not receive a response by publication time.
In a tweet following his statement and letter, Forest listed four steps of what possibly led to the consent order situation:
1) Cooper sues to gain full control of NC Election Board 2) Cooper gets out-of-state Democrat lawyer to sue NC 3) Cooper, AG Stein “settle” lawsuit in secret & mislead election board of settlement 4) Now NC allows ballot harvesting, no-verify, and 9 day late ballots
In a tweet, Republican House Majority Leader Rep. John Bell summarized the consent order ctivities as a “dangerous new form of sue and settle.”
The sitting congressman for the Ninth District, Republican Dan Bishop, also issued a statement asking for legal intervention.
“In the strongest terms, I urge the Trump Campaign and RNC to litigate without delay this abuse of power and attack on the separation of powers,” said Bishop. “In swing states across the country, Democrats are engaged in last-minute efforts, orchestrated by Elias, to throw the election into chaos. They must know they are going to lose.”
Late Wednesday evening, the two Republican members of the NCSBE, David Black of Cabarrus County and Ken Raymond of Forsyth County, tendered their resignations alleging that counsel had misled them about the consent order.
North State Journal asked for but did not receive a comment from the governor’s office on the resignations prior to publication time.
Attorney General Stein tweeted a statement calling the resignations “political theater.”
“This is political theater at its most destructive. The Republican Party needs to start respecting democracy, instead of undermining it,” said Stein’s statement.
Stein’s statement went on to say that the consent order is “a negotiated compromise response to the greatest public health crisis in 100 years, the USPS slowing of mail delivery, and a federal court order mandating a cure process for mail in ballot errors.”
That is the legacy of Marc Elias. If left to his own devices, it appears Elias will also be the architect of the New Republican Party.