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May 12, 2022

Uh-oh. MORE Eastman Emails! (Does Doug Mastriano Know??)

From The NYTimes:

Even by the standards of other ideas promoted by the conservative lawyer John Eastman to keep President Donald J. Trump in the White House after his election loss in 2020, a newly revealed strategy he proposed to take votes from Joseph R. Biden Jr. in Pennsylvania stands out as especially brazen.

Mr. Eastman pressed a Pennsylvania state lawmaker in December 2020 to carry out a plan to strip Mr. Biden of his win in that state by applying a mathematical equation to accepting the validity of mail ballots, which were most heavily used by Democrats during the pandemic, according to emails from Mr. Eastman released under a public records request by the University of Colorado Boulder, which employed him at the time.


On Dec. 4, 2020, using his university email account, Mr. Eastman wrote to State Representative Russell H. Diamond, Republican of Pennsylvania, with plans for the legislature to appoint pro-Trump electors.

He suggested that a mathematical equation could be applied to the vote tallies to reject mail-in ballots for candidates at “a prorated amount.”

Mr. Eastman said he was basing his recommendations on his belief that the Trump legal team had presented “ample evidence of sufficient anomalies and illegal votes to have turned the election from Trump to Biden” at public hearings around the country, including in Pennsylvania. But he admitted that he had not actually watched the hearings.

That's the same Russell Diamond currently campaigning to be for the GOP nominee for Lt Governor of Pennsylvania.

And those "public hearings around the country, including in Pennsylvania" refers (at least for the purposes of this blog post) to PA State Senator Doug Mastriano's "hearing" in Gettysburg in November of 2020.

That "hearing" pops up again in the Times piece:

In one email, Mr. Diamond responded that Mr. Trump’s lawyers had not presented strong evidence of fraud at the Pennsylvania hearing.

“Honestly, the Trump legal team was not exactly stellar at PA’s hearing, failed to provide the affidavits of their witnesses and made a glaring error by purporting that more ballots had been returned than mailed out,” he wrote.

On Dec. 13, the day before all 50 states were set to cast their votes in the Electoral College, Mr. Eastman again urged Mr. Diamond to keep up with the plot to create an alternate slate of electors in Pennsylvania.

The Gettysburg hearing? Alternative electors?

Wasn't the January 6 Committee's subpoena to Doug looking at those as well?

Well, yes:

Based on publicly available information and information produced to the Select Committee, we believe that you have documents and information that are relevant to the Select Committee’s investigation. For example, we understand that you have knowledge of and participated in a plan to arrange for an alternate slate of electors to be presented to the President of the Senate on January 6, 2021, and we understand that you spoke with former President Trump about your post-election activities. We understand you participated in these activities based on assertions of voter fraud and other asserted irregularities and based on a stated belief that under the U.S. Constitution the “state legislature has the sole authority to direct the manner of selecting elegates to the Electoral College.” We have an interest in understanding these activities and the theories that motivated them.

Doug's even got a thing or two to say about those affidavits

Governor Wolf and the Secretary of State refused to conduct any type of thorough investigation despite the concerns of millions of our citizens in the aftermath of the election and hundreds of affidavits alleging firsthand fraud, irregularities, and illegal behavior witnessed at polling places.

PA State Senator Doug Mastriano is involved in this. Wherever you look at the Venn Diagram showing a circle "GOP plans to overturn the election" overlapping the "Pennsylvania" circle, you find Doug Mastriano's name.

He was there from the beginning.

He's been subpoenaed. He must testify to what he knows. And if he's guilty of a crime, he must be held accountable.