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ZUCKBUCKS REDUX

THE MORNING FLAK ©

THURSDAY MARCH 14, 2024

Edition # 132

from WILLIAM NEWTON

“The flak only gets heavy when you’re over the target.” ~ Anonymous WWII Bomber Pilot

"ZUCKBUCKS 2.0"

(2024 ELECTION)


I have sooo many concerns with this story especially after the ZUCKBUCKS dark money was infused in our 2020 elections....

THIS is sooo suspicious since that cycle the excuse to ACCEPT private money was because of COVID costs....but was MISSPENT‼️


⚠️THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO IS "DONATING" THE MONEY & HAVE ONLY A VAGUE BACKGROUND ON "Cities Forward"‼️

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HEADLINES - CITY HALL

$800,000 NON-PARTISAN GRANT WILL IMPROVE MILWAUKEE’S ELECTION PROCESS

✳️ Just one more time‼️🤔

But looming constitutional amendment would bar any future awards.

March 11th, 2024 05:15 pm

"The City of Milwaukee is poised to receive a nearly $800,000 election grant just weeks before a constitutional referendum could ban its acceptance.


The grant would pay for equipment used to process absentee ballots, make polling places more visible, connect with voters via text messages and secure the city’s election operations center. The funding would come from a relatively new nonprofit, Cities Forward.


In an interview with Urban Milwaukee, Milwaukee Election Commission Executive Director Claire Woodall said it was a no-brainer to accept the funding for “huge improvements that we need that have nothing to do with anything partisan.” The funds are expected to be spent before any potential ban goes into effect.

Election grants became a partisan issue after a Mark Zuckerberg-backed nonprofit provided grants in 2020 to more than 200 cities across the state to purchase dropboxes and help administer the fall 2020 election during the pandemic. On a party-line vote, Republicans placed a constitutional amendment on the April ballot that, if approved, would prohibit any private election donations.

“I think we stood up to scrutiny in 2020,” said Woodall of the outcry over the Center for Technology and Civic Life grants.

⚠️ (What she means is: they managed to "pull it off" under the veil of un-Constitutional government COVID restrictions and lockdowns).

♦️ITS ALL HERE.....


Woodall told Urban Milwaukee that the city moved to secure the latest grant when it became clear the state and federal governments wouldn’t provide more aid, nor would the state allow absentee ballot counting to begin the day before an election.


The biggest ticket item the $786,500 grant would cover is two new tabulators, large machines that can rapidly image and process ballots. After manually sorting and recording tens of thousands of absentee ballots, the city uses the tabulators, from Election Systems & Software (ES&S), to process the batches. Woodall said two new tabulators, at $146,375 each, would be added to the city’s roster of nine tabulators, all of which are earlier models.

♦️ I HAVE PUBLISHED RESEARCH FOR YEARS ABOUT THE COMPROMISED ES&S OPTICAL SCANNERS.


The end goal is to be able to return election results before midnight in November. “I think we have gotten more efficient, but it’s not a people problem. It’s machines take time when they have a backlog,” said the election director.


At a cost of $37,500, a new text messaging service would allow the city to reach registered voters to correct misinformation or answer questions. “We want to make sure any information anyone in the city is having about voting is accurate and broken down in a way that anyone can understand,” said Woodall. She said even well-intentioned groups can provide inaccurate or hard-to-understand guidance.

♦️ EVIDENCE HAS SHOWN REPEATEDLY THAT THESE MACHINES HAVE PROVIDED "inaccurate" results and the privately funded messaging is used purely as a propaganda tool and GOTV activities to enhance Left-leaning voters to participate in elections. THAT'S ILLEGAL USE OF PRIVATE FUNDS‼️


“It’s been hard to find a vendor that doesn’t have any political connections,” said Woodall. The commission will use TextMyGov, a Utah-based organization that only has government clients. She said, using the state voter database, the city could message voters in specific wards. The service could also accept incoming messages to answer questions.

♦️KEEP IN MIND, Election personnel have always maintained direct communication with their local administration officials and field supervisors. (Below you'll read about the redundancy over cell phones being provided to election's Chief Inspectors).


The cost to purchase 50 ExpressVote machines is $211,250. The machines are used at early voting sites because they can digitally generate a ballot for any voter in the city and then print a paper copy.

But one is also available at each polling place on election day as an accessbility aid, primarily used by seniors who struggle to see or fill in the paper ballot’s circles. The extra machines, said Woodall, would avoid the hurried push to relocate machines from the early voting sites to every polling place.


👉🏽The grant includes $147,000 to buy 210 Android smartphones for the chief inspectors at each polling place.

Additional funding would go toward purchasing 300 A-frame signs, an electric pallet jacket and a table trolley.


The operations center at 1901 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. would receive $60,000 in lighting and security camera upgrades.


⚠️ Little is known about the latest donor. Cities Forward has a very limited website, which was registered in 2022. Woodall said it is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit and said she BELIEVES the organization raises funding from several donors.


⚠️ A 990 form, which would provide information on funding and expenditures, is not available on Guidestar, a clearinghouse of nonprofit reporting documents. New organizations do not need to file the form immediately. In a statement, the group pledged to file its report “no later than November.”


“Cities Forward is a nonpartisan effort focused on helping cities around the country make participation in the democratic process a priority,” says its website.

Based on information available on other websites, the organization is led by Trevor Ostbye, who formerly worked on “pro-voter reform and voting rights” for the Democracy Fund. Ostbye also appears in something called “The Democracy Protection Playbook,” where he is quoted as saying cities are uniquely suited to provide residents with information about elections and voting.


“Along with election departments across the country, Milwaukee is facing serious funding challenges, made worse by the legislature’s shameful inaction on a bill that would have made funding available to all election departments in Wisconsin, including $2.5 million for Milwaukee.

👎🏽Congress also rejected a bipartisan request of election officials and advocates, who sought $400 million in Help America Vote Act (HAVA) grants. (BUT CAN SPEND MILLIONS IN UKRAINE)❗🤔

⚠️‼️ALL OF THIS IS INTENTIONAL‼️⚠️


Absent adequate state or federal funding for the administration state and federal elections, local governments across the country face election infrastructure shortfalls,” said Cities Forward’s Sam Olier-Friedland in a statement to Urban Milwaukee.

“Cities Forward is pleased to support Milwaukee with funding for an urgent election infrastructure request to replace aging tabulators and ADA-compliant voting equipment, especially given that unlike most other states, Milwaukee is not allowed to pre-process ballots, which creates unusually acute operational challenges in needing to process thousands of ballots on election day.

‼️SO WHAT DID THEY SPEND ALL THOSE ZUCKBUCKS ON IN 2020❓



The Common Council’s Judiciary & Legislation Committee is to review the grant on Thursday.


⚠️AND THIS IS WIDE OPEN FOR FRAUD.....

Library Grant

A second grant from the nonprofit would go to the Milwaukee Public Library and be used to explore ways to encourage civic engagement. “It is connecting people to their city services, helping them navigate those programs,” said Woodall. “The library was chosen because it is the most trusted part of city government.” 👈🏾 THAT RIGHT THERE IS FUNNY - CAN'T TRUST THE GOVERNMENT I GUESS. 🤔


Woodall said past council-directed efforts to encourage people to vote have resulted in little success, in part because they relied on passive outreach.

⚠️ MORE GOTV ACTIVITIES ‼️⚠️

The grant would support developing new ways of connecting with residents. “At the library, when people are registering for a new library card, they will also be asking ‘do you want us to help us register you to vote today?'” She said a similar strategy would be used by the Milwaukee Health Department at its clinics or other points where the city interacts with residents. The grant will explicitly fund a new website, street outreach team and communications campaign.

⚠️NOTHING BIASED CAN HAPPEN HERE.....👌🏽


The Finance & Personnel Committee is to review that grant award Friday.


The full council is expected to consider both grants when it meets on March 19."

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🛑‼️THIS HAS GOT TO STOP‼️🛑


👉🏽 Milwaukee, a Biden stronghold, has been offered this $796,500 election grant from the mostly unknown non-profit "Cities Forward."


The "dark money" is expected to:

♦️ Pay for new tabulators to process ballots. WOULDN'T NEED THESE IF PEOPLE HAND-COUNTED THE BALLOTS.

♦️ Obtain voting machines that can "digitally generate a printable ballot for any voter. PROBLEMATIC JUST ON IT'S FACE. WHY❓

♦️ 200 Android smartphones to allow "site directors" to submit photos or videos of equipment issues. SUBMIT TO WHO❓

♦️ Expanded efforts to register new voters.... THAT'S GOTV ACTIVITIES and not legally permitted if it's targeted efforts are not equally beneficial to BOTH political parties.

👉🏽 Can anyone say Zuckerbucks 2.0❓

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