Biden FEC nominee blamed ‘unreliable’ voting machines as she sued Georgia over Stacey Abrams losing election
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President Joe Biden’s pick for the Federal Election Commission, Dara Lindenbaum, is about as partisan as they get having represented Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams’ nonprofit that challenged the alleged unconstitutionality of the 2018 election.
Lindenbaum is also representing Senator Raphael Warnock’s church in the lawsuit. The complaint ironically questioned the state’s use of “unreliable” electronic voting machines.
The campaign finance attorney admittedly signed on to a federal legal complaint in November of 2018 on behalf of Abrams’s Fair Fight Action. Abrams has never conceded her loss to Republican Governor Brian Kemp in the race. Warnock’s Ebenezer Baptist Church became part of the lawsuit in 2019.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) grilled her over the issue during a hearing.
“As an officer of the court, you were willing to put your name on a legal pleading alleging that the machines used in Georgia in 2018 were switching votes illegally from one candidate to another. Is that correct?” he asked.
She unequivocally answered, “Yes.”
Sen. Ted Cruz to Biden nominee to the FEC: "As an officer of the court, you were willing to put your name on a legal pleading alleging that the machines used in Georgia in 2018 were switching votes illegally from one candidate to another. Is that correct?"
Dara Lindenbaum: "Yes" pic.twitter.com/Jv8bM95a87
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) April 6, 2022
Dara Lindenbaum, Biden's pick to serve on the Federal Election Comm. had represented Stacey Abrams's nonprofit and Raphael Warnock's church in a lawsuit that challenged the validity of Georgia's 2018 election in part to the state's use of "unreliable" electronic voting machines.
— Impartial Observer (@ImpartialObser1) April 6, 2022
The complaint contends the state of Georgia “grossly mismanaged” the election and asserts that it deprived “Georgia citizens, and particularly citizens of color, of their fundamental right to vote.” The complaint also states that the Georgia election “violated the First, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.”
It previously went on to decry the use of “insecure and unreliable” electronic voting machines that “lack a paper trail” and therefore “cannot be audited.” The complaint alleged at one point that the machines “switched” votes from Abrams to Kemp.
Biden FEC Nominee Dara Lindenbaum ADMITS she signed off on Voting Machines used in GA that ILLEGALLY SWITCHED VOTES From One Candidate To Another.🤔✔️🇺🇸
— Gary T (@GarysBlues) April 7, 2022
Following the claim of former President Donald Trump and his supporters that voting machines were rigging the 2020 presidential election, Fair Fight and other plaintiffs have now amended the complaint, removing any allegations of problematic voting machines.
It’s still so wild to me that Stacey Abrams can get away with BOTH claiming that her election was stolen AND that Trump is a traitor for saying his was stolen. IN THE SAME STATE
— Eric Stutz 🇺🇸 (@eric_stutzman5) April 6, 2022
Lindenbaum signed the original complaint in 2019, according to the Washington Free Beacon. She has now been nominated by the president to serve on the FEC which holds sway over determining US election rules. If she is confirmed, she will replace Steve Walther, who is an Independent.
The nominee has worked for a number of left-wing organizations including UnidosUS, the Latino civil rights group formerly known as La Raza, and CodePink. She was general counsel to Abrams’s 2018 gubernatorial campaign as well.
The Senate Rules Committee is examining Lindenbaum’s nomination since she is still actively involved in the complaint.
“Undermining our election system is a serious problem, and we see the receipts of her deliberately trying to undermine our election process with spurious claims,” Honest Elections Project Action Executive Director Jason Snead said concerning Lindenbaum’s nomination. “Someone seeking a position on the powerful FEC should not be working to undercut public confidence in our elections by peddling unfounded conspiracies.”
After Stacey Abrams' shenanigans in Georgia in 2020, I cannot believe that any GOP Senator would or could vote to confirm the vicious Dara Lindenbaum to the FEC
— Fulminare (@Fulminare6) April 7, 2022
Many consider Biden’s nomination of Lindenbaum the height of hypocrisy after his criticism of Trump’s stolen election claims. Just weeks before he nominated her, Biden asserted that Trump “created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election” because “he sees his own interest as more important than his country’s interest.” Then he intimated that the 2022 midterms could be illegitimate if Democrats fail to pass election reform legislation.
“I’m not saying it’s going to be legit, as the increase in the prospect of being illegitimate is a direct proportion to us not being able to get these reforms passed,” Biden disturbingly remarked.
Lindenbaum also strongly supports the Democrats’ federal voting bill.
Her nomination surfaces as Biden comes under pressure from the left to pack the FEC with commissioners sympathetic to heavy-handed enforcement of campaign finance laws. Ironically, as the left endorses a tougher stance on the regulation of “dark money,” Fair Fight Action has taken in over $62 million in dark money during its first two years, according to the Washington Examiner.
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