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Trump v. Cruz Debate ‘Natural Born’ Issue Back in Jan Debate – Is Ted Cruz Even a U.S. Citizen? | Nov 19 2016

Let’s Not Forget:

Donald Trump debates Natural Born Issue with Ted Cruz at the Debate

– FoxBusinessNews / Youtube

– A great video wherein Ted Cruz mistates a fact regarding the ‘natural born’ constitutional requirement for president.

He also mistates that George Romney Jr. was eligible for the U.S. presidency. No decision had been made in court as Romney dropped out of the race.

Cruz is left speechless at 5:03 into the video.

More here @ Youtube

If Ted Cruz’ U.S. Citizenship is still in question, how in the world can he be considered for the Supreme Court? /CJ

 

 

MotherJones’ take on the Issue: 

Here’s Why the Ted Cruz Birther Story Isn’t Going Away

– MotherJones

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“During the memorable clash between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz at last night’s Republican presidential debate, the real estate mogul explained why he has persistently raised questions about his Canadian-born rival’s eligibility to serve as president.

If for some reason…he beats the rest of the field, I already know the Democrats are going to be bringing a suit,” Trump said. “You have a big lawsuit over your head while you’re running. And if you become the nominee, who the hell knows if you can even serve in office?”

Read the whole take here @ by AJ Vincens at MotherJones

 

With CIA choice, Trump picks a foe of Silicon Valley’s encryption stance

– Network World

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“In his nomination of Representative Mike Pompeo to head the CIA, President-elect Donald Trump has picked someone who has supported NSA surveillance programs and has criticized Silicon Valley’s stance on encryption.

Pompeo, a Republican from Kansas, is a former cavalry officer in the U.S. Army and a graduate of West Point military academy. He currently serves on the House Intelligence Committee and is perhaps best known for his role on the Benghazi committee that investigated Hillary Clinton.

But his committee assignment has also put him in the middle of several recent issues that have pitched the U.S. intelligence community against major tech companies.

Back in February when the FBI was fighting Apple to gain access to data inside an iPhone used by a San Bernadino mass shooter, Pompeo criticized the company’s position. Pompeo called Apple CEO Tim Cook’s resistance to a subpoena “disappointing” and said he “should not stand in the way of the FBI’s investigation into a dead ISIS terrorist, who has the blood of 14 innocent Americans on his hands.”

The FBI had asked Apple to create custom software that would allow it an unlimited number of attempts to crack a passcode on the phone. Apple refused, and the case ended unresolved after the FBI said it had ultimately gained access to the iPhone using other methods.”

….Continue reading @ Network World

While Pompeo has a great military background that he can bring to bear reforming an inept and political agency that should have been scattered to the four winds years ago. Hopefully he can take orders.

      The CIA is involved openly in Hollywood. Obviously the agency has nothing better to do. We don’t need to be a party to our own manipulation. / CJ

 

 

Ted Cruz’ Non-denial of Cheating | Mar 2016

Carly Fiorina leaps in to intercept DailyMail.com’s request for a blanket statement of marital fidelity and Cruz ultimately punted on the question

– Daily Mail UK

“Ted Cruz declined to answer a question on Monday about whether he has ever been unfaithful to his wife Heidi.

‘Senator Cruz,’ DailyMail.com asked him, ‘can you please swat down more definitively this National Enquirer piece by telling us on the record that you’ve never been unfaithful to your wife?’

The National Enquirer published a story last Wednesday that speculated about five women with whom the Republican presidential candidate was rumored to have had extramarital affairs.

Cruz has batted down the specifics of the story on numerous occasions since it appeared in supermarket checkout lanes.

But instead of making a blanket declaration that he has been faithful during the entirety of his 14-year marriage – a move that would effectively end the vicious news cycle – Cruz stood silently as campaign surrogate Carly Fiorina leapt in to intercept the question and change the subject.”

…Continue reading @ Daily Mail UK

At the Gatewaypundit the comments section is on fire:

SURREAL=> Carly Fiorina Jumps in to Defend Ted Cruz After He Won’t Tell Reporters if He Cheated on Wife Heidi (VIDEO)

 

Risks of Online Voting Systems – Iowa Voter Fraud – Feb 2016

Did Microsoft Commit Voter Fraud In Iowa To Ensure Donald Trump’s Defeat?

– Matt Forney

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– From an eyewitness on the ground in Iowa. Who you gonna believe?

“I’ll freely admit that I was wrong when I predicted that Trump would win Iowa by a convincing margin. While Trump’s rallies were drawing the biggest crowds by far of any candidate (Democrat or Republican), I also warned that because the Iowa caucus structure favors long-time party loyalists over first-time voters, the Donald’s supporters might be underrepresented at the actual vote. My predictions on where the other candidates would fall (Rubio in 3rd, Carson 4th, Paul 5th, and Bush 6th) were on the money.

However, the “Rubio surge” makes no sense whatsoever, matching neither what I saw on the ground or what pollsters were reporting. There’s now evidence to suggest that Rubio’s unexpectedly good performance—coming in a close third behind Trump—was the result of voter fraud committed by Microsoft and sanctioned by the RNC. While it’s too early to make a definite call, given that Donald Trump stands against everything that the GOP establishment represents, it’s not out of the question that they would try to fight him with foul play.

In my time in Iowa, Trump’s rallies consistently drew crowds that were larger than all the other candidates’ (Democratic and Republican)combined. Only Bernie Sanders can attract audiences that can compete with Trump in terms of size, though Trump still outpaces Sanders by a wide margin. For example, Trump’s Pella rally on January 23rd drew well over 3,000 people, the majority of whom had to be shunted into an overflow auditorium due to space limits.

Conversely, Marco Rubio could barely move the needle in terms of audience size. His Indianola event drew 150-200 people at most, the bulk of whom were senile old farts.

On Sunday, Breitbart reported that Microsoft would be providing technology for tallying votes in the Iowa caucuses. Given that Microsoft is Rubio’s second-largest campaign contributor, this represents a massive conflict of interest. Other sources claim that the GOP establishment had a deliberate plan to goose Rubio’s vote count.”

Read the on the ground reporting by Matt Forney @ ReturnofKings.com.  I am in no way endorsing any site by quoting a story, I am simply looking for the salient details relative to the issues at hand. Please bear in mind, it is very difficult to get relevant details on this story currently.

– For those seeking more info on the vulnerability of commercial voting systems you can read more here @ The Trash Attack which is a paper done by a Microsoft researcher.

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Microsoft accused of Iowa Caucus voter fraud with hashtag #MicrosoftRubioFraud

– BetaNews.com

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“Here’s the deal, folks. As I said in a previous article, open source is a necessity when it comes to voting. I praised Bernie Sanders’ campaign for questioning Microsoft’s motives in providing the platform for the Iowa Caucuses. With that said, Microsoft was ultimately not the problem, closed source was.

Unfortunately for Microsoft, as could be expected, it is now being accused of voter fraud by apparent Donald Trump supporters. Since Ted Cruz won last night, you would think the claim is that the Windows-maker fraudulently boosted him. Nope. Actually, conspiracy theorists are claiming Microsoft increased the number of votes cast for Marco Rubio, who placed third. This movement is using the hashtag #MicrosoftRubioFraud.

According to Fortune, who shed light on the below tweets, it seems conspiracy theorists are pointing to Microsoft’s large donations to Senator Rubio as a motive for helping him. True, his performance was better than expected last night, but committing fraud in order to improve a candidate to third place doesn’t seem like a very worthwhile risk.”

– A  great article by Rick Fagioli @ BetaNews.com

– The Iowa Debacle was not a totally bad thing.  It points up several areas of improvement and caution not the least of which is the risk of trusting commerical cloud voting systems implicitly. There is simply no historical reason for such a measure of trust.

Voter Beware.

/ CJ

 

Microsoft on the hot seat in Iowa

– TheHill.com

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“Microsoft volunteered to provide the technology to help tally up the results of Iowa’s caucuses, free of charge. Now it will be put to the test Monday night.

The contests in both parties are expected to go down to the wire. And the spotlight will be on precinct officials who have been trained on a new Microsoft app, which is meant to cut down on human error and speed up the reporting process.

Both the Republican and Democratic parties in Iowa have expressed strong confidence in Microsoft, dismissing late suspicion of corporate influence from the campaign of Bernie Sanders early last week.

Party officials have said no errors have been spotted in caucus dry runs. But the Sanders campaign has created its own backup reporting system, as has the Hillary Clinton campaign.

“It will be interesting to see what happens if and when there are discrepancies between the Microsoft system and either Democratic or Republican campaign tabulations,” Iowa State University professor Mack Shelley said.

Only four years ago, the Iowa Republican Party suffered an embarrassment with its caucus reporting when Mitt Romney appeared to be the winner for weeks, only for the final tally to show a narrow victory for Rick Santorum. ”

Read more here @ TheHill.com