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Air Date: 11/13/2020
Guest: Michelle Bachman
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You find your way to the intersection of faith and the culture. It’s WallBuilders Live and it’s Friday, that’s our Good News Friday program every week. We got a special guest coming on later in the program, former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. She was out at Plymouth for the 400th anniversary and we’re going to get to hear a little bit of what’s been happening out there. I’m Rick Green here with David Barton and Tim Barton.
And guys, I mean, this a busy week: we got the legislators conference going on in Dallas, a lot of profamily legislators came in from all over the country together to learn and sharpen countenance, had the 400th anniversary of Plymouth happening, and then others this little thing called the presidential election, and recounts and things like that happened in all over the country. So I don’t know how we’re going to get it all in today, but we’ve got a lot of good news. But we also just want to do an update, because I know, people daily are wondering what’s happening in the presidential elections? How about we start with that? What do you guys hear in the last 24 hours?
Well, over the last 24 hours, there’s not as many states today to look at. There are those we looked at, I think, eight states yesterday. In the last 24 hours, a few things have come out. Georgia has now officially announced that they will have a hand recount of the ballots. We’ve heard from a congressman in Georgia that that they had one time 130,000 red flag ballots in Atlanta. It means that they ran them through the machines, but people saw things that made them raise their eyebrow. So this time, there will be a physical hand and eye on every one of these essentially, and they will look for things that they think are out of the ordinary or unusual. So this could change a lot of things that might change nothing.
But the hand recount should hopefully eliminate a lot of what they have believed to be electronic glitches, or electronic additions, or subtractions, or whatever. And it also creates kind of the same standard. Instead of all the counties, some counties counting these ballots, we’ve heard accounts that they were rejecting Republican ballots at a higher rate than they were Democrat ballot. This will now be a lot more uniform. So should probably both sides will probably agree with whatever comes out from the hand recount. Pennsylvania, just…
And hey, David, real quick on Georgia before you move to Pennsylvania, also, not just the county itself, but there is still the potential for lawsuits. In Georgia, that whole pipe burst on election night that sent Republicans home and apparently according to testimony, Democrats kept counting and then we still haven’t actually seen any evidence that there was actually a ruptured pipes and put any ballots in danger. So anyway, just wanted to make sure we also pointed out. Georgia is going to recount but also has potential, legal outcomes that could change that outcome as well. So sorry, interrupt you. Pennsylvania.
Well, over the last 24 hours, we’ve had another Judge rule in Pennsylvania district rule that the Secretary of State in Pennsylvania did not have the authority to unilaterally change the election time at which that they’re allowed to cure problems on mail-in ballots. And so the law was very clear. The law says you have six days. And then the Secretary of State said, well, let’s make that eight.
So what happened is that has been struck down now, which will change a lot if Pennsylvania actually marked the times in which the ballots received. That’s one of the things has been ongoing. We talked about yesterday that you had the guy who was in the postmaster said that backdate though. So if they can actually determine when a ballot was received, the Judge today rule that you have to go with state law, you can’t take what the Secretary of State said and add two more days of ballots coming in to that. So that’s another, what would be considered a win for the Trump administration. But I don’t consider it that, I just consider that following the law. They’re just actually doing what the law says to do. And it’s a weird thing to say the following law is a win for the Trump administration. That’s kind of crazy, but that’s the way it’s being considered today. So that’s the update from Pennsylvania, not nearly as much there today as there was yesterday.
And David, just sorry to interrupt you again, but just reiterating what you just said, and we’ve say it every day on here, but some people might be new listeners. Our attitude is this is about the Constitution and the rule of law and making sure we have confidence in our elections. It’s no longer about Trump or Biden, one of them will benefit from whatever that final count is. But right now we’re just fighting for the rule of law and the Constitution.
That’s right. And you mentioned earlier too, about how that in Georgia, you have both lawsuits and Secretary of State stuff going to for recount. You’ve also got the lawsuit actions going in Pennsylvania. And one of the things that happened last 24 hours was that the Trump campaign rolled out some very specific things to show that we’re not just making this stuff up. For example, I just going to wait a little bit here; said voter records show that someone used the identity of John H. Granahan of Allentown, Pennsylvania to vote in the recent election, even though Granahan died in May of 2019, and then they didn’t provided the obituary of his death from the funeral home. They said Judy Presto, South Park, Pennsylvania died 2013, but somebody registered her to vote in September 2020 and cast a ballot under her name, and this were civil action, they then provided the obituary run in Pittsburgh post-gazette, and then went through several like that showing here people who voted, here’s when they voted, here’s when they registered to vote, but they’ve been dead for years.
So that is used to give more merit to the lawsuits and kind of undercuts what the other side is saying. It’s just sour grapes kind of stuff. No, it’s not. It’s just fraud stuff. So not as much in Pennsylvania as there have been the last couple days. There’s still stuff going there. We can jump to Michigan.
Over in Michigan, you have in Michigan, kind of what happened last Saturday in Pennsylvania, where the Pennsylvania legislators, the legislator got together and said, we want an inquiry. We want an audit. We want to look at this is we’ve seen enough stuff in our state, that we the legislature are saying that there needs to be hearings an audit on this. Well, the same is now happening in Michigan. So the Michigan senators get together, and they’re calling for a full audit of the 2020 election. They’ve seen enough to suggest them that there was enough fraud, this thing needs to be redone. And so they want a full recount and a full audit of the presidential vote. And it’s the same kind of thing that when it’s done by hand, it’s a lot easier to pull out the things that appear to be fraudulent.
There’s also some more witnesses have come out in the last 24 hours that gives some credibility to the affidavits on the lawsuits there. If you recall, in the three counties around Detroit, they had shut out any Republican poll watchers or vote contesters. We talked to the former Senator Pat Colbeck, he was one of those guys shut out. And so Democrats kept themselves in and kept Republicans out in violation of state law. And now we have one of the IT texts that was there from one of the voting software companies, they’re on site to be able to provide help that the machines went down that is now given affidavits, saying I personally watched the fraudulent votes, I watched the fraud being conducted. So they kept republicans out, but now you have an IT software person who actually witnessed that and has testified.
And guys, one thing that’s interesting about it is one of the things that this IT worker reported seeing was that when ballots would come in, if ballots have been martyred, damage, or something spilled on them, then the ballot workers can take out a ballot, and they can fill out a new ballot, but it has to be identical to the ballot that came in. And this IT worker said I was watching them fill out ballots, and they weren’t even looking at those ballots. They were just putting on what they wanted to and throwing the old ballots away.
And what’s also interesting is this IT worker works for Dominion Voting Systems, and this was the voting system that actually is used in many of the battleground states. This is the system that it was reported there was one county and the county clerk looked at the election and thought these numbers don’t make sense in this county, and they said, let’s go back and count all the ballots by hand. They count the ballots by hand and realize that there was a 6,000 vote switch, that 6,000 votes had been given to Biden that actually were Trump’s, and so they said it was a computer software glitch. And then later, somebody said, well, actually it was the fault of people involved, there wasn’t a computer system.
But there’s been some questions now, even about the Dominion Systems, some of the potentially fraudulent activities or suspicious activity are one of the things that Pat Colbeck talked about, just looking at some of the software and how it didn’t seem to make sense in Michigan that a lot of the traditionally Republican that the pro-Trump areas weren’t pro-Trump anymore and they were pro-Biden, and some of the strong Biden areas weren’t really a strong Biden anymore, they’re more pro-Trump. And it seemed like because all the counties had some level of consistency that maybe it was actually computer software involved in that consistency.
Now this, again, is speculation in large part, but it just kind of interesting. And maybe with that one count they went back when they counted by hand, there were 6,000 vote difference. It does make you think maybe a few other counties had to go back and count by hand just to see, was that an anomaly in one county or is there something to this suspicion, you know, whether there’s smoke is there, may be fire in the situation. But certainly what this affidavit said from this worker about these ballots is certainly voter fraud, and definitely criminal activity.
Yeah. And that Dominion is actually a break off of a group called ES&S. And those two groups, software groups, they handle 81% of the national voting machines. And so that’s about 154 million registered voters who goes through that software. So if there’s problems in that software, it could affect a whole lot of things, particularly if they’re deliberate rather than unintentional. And with that, you have the software, but you also have the hardware.
And it’s interesting that a Princeton University professor named Andrew Apple, he has looked at electronic voting machines since Bush v Gore. Because after Bush v Gore, the hanging Chad what happened in 2000, that was the real push. Well, let’s get away from hand voting and let’s go to electronic voting. And so he is part of an elite group called Cyber Academics, and they spend time trying to see how secure voting systems are.
And so one of the things he just did this week was for a grand total of $82 cost, he took one of the current voting machines issues in Virginia and Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Louisiana, etc. within seven minutes, he hacked into it, broke it, completely replaced internal software program with the new program that added vote as it went along. And so in a matter seven minutes, he took this, what was supposed to be a secure thing, and showed how insecure it is. And that’s actually one of the things that people have been pointing out is look, you may have trust in these things, but when so much of one or two companies own all sorts of control over these, and by the way, the menu software is what was used in the entire state of Georgia in the 2020 election where we’ve heard so many problems, it’s just not as secure as people would like to believe.
And it’s concerning, David that 96% of their donations went to Democrats. In other words, the people that run the company are clearly Democrats, and you would hope that if the software being used by all these states, it would be more of a neutral organization.
Yeah, you would hope so. So the final couple things in the last 24 hours, so we talked yesterday about how the narrative was starting develop. That if you’re challenging and you’re claiming voter fraud, that’s racist. Well, now the Michigan attorney general has come out, and very specifically, she said, if you’re filing a lawsuit, you believe that black people are corrupt, and black people are incompetent. And that is such a racist comment on its face. That if you’re trying to fight fraud, you’re saying is black people who are cheating, which is not at all. You can’t tell who cast the vote. When you look into a machine, you’re just looking to get the right number. So they’re trying to go after the narrative of you shouldn’t be counting votes, because that’s racist.
The other one has popped up and we’ve heard a little bit about this from Colbeck. And you just mentioned it, Pat Colbeck was talking about how the math is starting to come out and show so many things in Dominion, what’s happening there, and now that narratives is starting to come out. Well, math can’t be used to determine truth, which is like what? I mean, the new narrative, anything that’s been used to kind of show the fraud is now under attack. And so those are the two new narratives, is if you’re finding fraud, you’re racist, and you can’t use math to determine truth. So there you go.
Unbelievable. And, of course, those were the threats of making those claims were what kept Republicans from questioning a lot of this stuff in years past, but this this President is not going to back down from those false claims. So that’s a really good thing. Alright, we’re going to go to break. When we come back, Michele Bachmann with us, she’s actually at the 400 day anniversary there at Plymouth, had a chance to interview her just about 48 hours ago when she was there for the live event. We wanted to share it with you here on Good News Friday. You’re listening to WallBuilders Live.
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This is Tim Barton from WallBuilders with another moment from American history. The year after the American war for independence ended, we begin addressing the issue of Muslim terrorists in North Africa who were attacking American ships and killing enslaving American seamen. Congress dispatched John Adams and Thomas Jefferson to negotiate peace. And when they asked the Muslim Ambassador the reason for the unprovoked attacks, he told them that it was written in their Quran, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them whenever they could be found.
16 years of negotiations failed and in 1801, America sent its military to crush the terrorists. When that war ended in 1805, the first American edition of the Quran was published, urging Americans to read the Quran to see for themselves that his teachings were incompatible with the safety and peace of non-Muslims.
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We’re back here on WallBuilders Live. Thanks for Stay with us thrilled to have former congressman Michele Bachmann back with us. So grateful for your time. I know you’re in a very special place today there in Plymouth.
I am. Today is the 400th anniversary of the signing of Mayflower Compact. And the significance of that document is that for the very first time, people covenanted together between themselves and God for the purpose of creating a government system that is consent by the rule of the governed. So that is a very unique gift and a unique form of government that didn’t exist at that time and it exists.
And I’m standing in the room right now a lot, one, the very first house in America where the very first vote in America was cast. It was cast by the pilgrims. They had to make a decision who would lead their military defense. They chose Myles Standish. And we’ve just completed a two hour live show and we had one of the descendants of Myles Standish in this room. He had no idea that this is where his ancestor had been chosen. So we had a very exciting time. And we had the tenth descendant of Pastor John Robinson with us as well. So we honored the past of the pilgrims. Today, we committed and rededicated America to the Lord, and we prayed into the future for future generations of Americans that they would know Jesus Christ and the power of this covenant.
Wow. Oh, man, what a special event. What a great time for this to come. I mean, this is a great time for us to be reminded of our roots and where we came from, as we seem to be split down the middle in our nation in terms of worldviews and where our nation will go. So Michele, how important is it to take inspiration from 400 years ago and say, we need to go back to some of those principles?
Well, you’re right, Rick. It is just alive today as it was 400 years ago, but because what we need to understand is that the pilgrims believe that God is who He says He is, that the Bible says what the Bible says, and they applied active living faith to that Bible, and they lived it out. So what made them unique is that they weren’t many, they weren’t wealthy, they weren’t influential. Their influence came out of believing, out of living Jesus Christ, and actively practicing a living faith. And because of that, what began as a prayer meeting resulted in building the greatest nation on earth and the most powerful missionaries that went from this nation across the world.
And like William Bradford said, their lives were like one candle that lit 1,000. And so your listeners listening to you today are beneficiaries as a pilgrim fathers and mothers, and the faith that they establish here in America that has gone on for 400 years. We’re not content to see that candle snuff out today. And so we came here today to dedicate that that same work that they began will continue and go forward 400 years into the future, should the Lord tarry.
Amen. Well, a big part of that is having leaders in our country that know that history and appreciate that perspective, and we got a lot of new members of Congress that do come from that perspective. So we wanted to get some of that good news from you. There’s a ton of new prolife members in the legislature in the Congress. What did you see on election night as a result of the congressional races?
Well, I agree with you. I think that was the one head turner and the one shocker that there wasn’t a huge blue wave in either the House or the Senate the people who came in. We were praying and asking God for righteous men and women. And I think that God has answered that prayer. This election certainly is an over believers are continuing to pray for these election results. And I believe there’s a God of Covenant, that very self-same Holy Spirit that the founders knew and understood, He’s hearing our prayer today and he’s not content that our nation would walk away from him. As we walked toward the living God, He walked toward us and restores us.
Amen. Amen. Well, you know, this is one of those things where you’re getting to experience something amazing, and other people are getting to experience it through you right now. But it’s also a great place to visit. Would you encourage people to go visit Plymouth and walk into that history and learn those things?
Absolutely. In fact, I would encourage people to go to the website, the numbers 400th.org, 400th.org. That tells the whole story of lot one, the very first house in America, and it tells the pilgrims story. This is where the first family lived in America. This is where the first prayer meeting was held in this house. The very first vote with cast here. The very first international treaty between the pilgrims and Massasoit, the tribal leader of the Wampanoag Indians was signed here, the longest held peace treaty with the Indians in American history. This is where history was made where faith was live. And it’s exciting and inspirational because we can continue that same life of faith in Jesus Christ, the same examples from the pilgrim mothers and the pilgrim fathers.
What an encouragement. What an encouragement. Michele Bachman, you are always so fun to talk to. I love your energy and your faith and your joy. And would you just speak to that for a moment? I know a lot of our listeners right now, they’re so concerned about the future of the country. We still don’t know what’s going to happen with the election. How do we keep our joy and be happy warriors like Reagan said?
Amen. Great question. What we do is we look to the Word of God. We know according to Daniel 2, that when Daniel prayed and cried out to God for results, from the second the prayer left Daniel’s lips, God answered the prayer. He dispatched as Archangel Michael and the heavenly host to fight the spiritual battle.
Here in America, we’re in a spiritual battle right now. But I can assure you, many in the church are standing on the Word of God. They are praying the scripture back to the Lord, waiting patiently for Him to deliver a miracle. This is what a miracle looks like. We stand under the Word of God and we pray. And I want to encourage your listeners, Rick, pray Psalm 37 and pray Psalm 75. The Lord fight the battle and we stand on the Word. He is the one who will deliver the righteous result. We need not fear, Psalm 37 and Psalm 75. And our God is righteous. He is hearing the cry of his people, and He will provide.
I love it. Immediate action steps for everybody listening, 400th.org is the website to go learn more about Plymouth and the history there. And then Psalm 37 and Psalm 75. What great encouragement. Last thing, just going forward, Michele, after this election, even after this year when we get out of 2020, a word of encouragement to believers out there to be engaged, and be salt and light and why it’s so important to be biblical citizens.
Amen, because that is what our founders were, they knew the Scripture, and they live the Scripture. They weren’t any more perfect than anybody in this audience, and they weren’t any more sinful. They were people who were saved by grace in the process of being sanctified and made holy by the Holy Spirit just like everyone here. And their example is what guides us into the future, that as we know the word of God, as we live the Word of God, as we live in love with each other, that’s covenant, as we live in love with each other, that’s how the victory comes for our future. And we need not fear the future when we walk in the law of love.
Former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, God bless you. I’m actually jealous. I know we’re not supposed to envying, we’re not supposed to be jealous. But that is so cool that you got to be there today and right there in that room
You’re here with us, Rick. You’re here and everyone in your audience. You’re here today too. Go to 400th.org and you’ll see what I’m seeing.
Amen. Amen. We appreciate you so much. Thanks for your time today.
Love you all. Bye. Bye.
Stay with us, folks. We’ll be right back with David and Tim Barton.
Hi, friends, this is Tim Barton of WallBuilders. This is a time when most Americans don’t know much about American history or even heroes of the faith. And I know oftentimes for parents, we’re trying to find good content for our kids to read.
And if you remember back to the Bible, to the book of Hebrews, it has the faith Hall of Fame where they outline the leaders of faith that had gone before them. Well, this is something that as Americans, we really want to go back and outline some of these heroes, not just of American history, but heroes of Christianity in our faith as well.
I want to let you know about some biographical sketches we have available on our website. One is called The Courageous Leaders collection. And this collection includes people like Abigail Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Francis Scott Key, George Washington Carver, Susanna Wesley, even the Wright brothers. And there’s a second collection called Heroes of History. In this collection, you’ll read about people like Benjamin Franklin or Christopher Columbus, Daniel Boone, George Washington, Harriet Tubman, friends, the list goes on and on. This is a great collection for your young person to have and read and it’s a providential view of American and Christian history. This is available at www.wallbuilders.com. That’s www.wallbuilders.com.
We’re back here on WallBuilders live. Thanks for staying with us, and thanks to Congresswoman Michele Bachmann for joining us as well. David, Tim, you know, we’re going to go into the weekend still counting and all kinds of things happening. What do you recommend people do, both with the election, but also just thinking about what Michele said and how important it is to restore those principles?
Well, I think absolutely looking at the fact that this week and certainly it seems to have been overshadowed and much of what was going on looking at all of the presidential stuff and voter fraud and just 2020 in general, so much happening. It’s easy to overlook the fact that we’ve now celebrated 400 years as a nation, where so much of the nation was built, not on the 1619 narrative of Jamestown. But you look at most of what America has embraced and it’s become, it goes back and has its roots and Plymouth.
And what the pilgrims and the Puritans did, basing their lives in their community in their colony on the principles and values of the Word of God. And actually, in our new book at WallBuilders,
“The American Story”, we actually document the history of Jamestown and Plymouth and showed the impact that both had on the nation. And there were some negative things at Jamestown, but man, so many positive things out of Plymouth and the legacy of Plymouth is what has largely prevailed.
And the one thing that should be remembered is November 11th is when they did the Mayflower Compact, and they said we want to make sure that we are in covenant with God, for the glory of God in the advancement of the Christian faith, we are going forward to establish this colony. That is so much the foundation of what America was meant to do, and that’s where as Christians, we want to get back to that place. And so this is certainly something as Christians as individuals, even as families, marriages, we want to make sure we covenant once again with God, that we want to be used for His glory for the advancement of the Christian faith.
Well, that’s our purpose here at WallBuilders to equip people to think biblically, constitutionally, historically, and apply that to the culture. Folks, enjoy your weekend. We’ll be back on Monday with more updates both in the election and what we’re doing culturally to bring our nation back to a constitutional republic built on biblical values.
Thanks for listening today to WallBuilders Live.