Election printers should be transparent and non-biased. Is this the case?
Guest post by Chris Gleason
The ballots in Maricopa County were printed by Runbeck Election Services in Phoenix, Arizona, but many questions remain about these particular ballots.
Where did thousands of mail-in ballots in pristine condition in Fulton County, Georgia suddenly come from during the 2020 presidential election?
They were printed by Runbeck Election Services in Phoenix, Arizona, but there is something very suspicious about these particular ballots.
Who filed a U.S. Patent Application for a computer system for “on-screen ballot duplication” to be used for “generating a revised ballot”?
According to application # 20190311030, Kevin Runbeck did:
Kevin Runbeck is Chairman and owner of Runbeck Election Services.
The Runbeck family lives in Arizona. They were very active donors to the Democrat party, Democrat candidates and Democrat PACs. (TGP reported on these connections before.)
Most interesting is that Robyn Runbeck the wife of Kevin Runbeck was a donor to the “STOP REPUBLICANS” PAC. This PAC is one of the beneficiaries of the nationwide network of campaign finance mules that funnel dark money through unemployed people to democrats and progressive organizations.
It appears that more than one Runbeck family member has been an active donor to ActBlue.
In light of all the very troubling things that we have seen in Arizona and Georgia related to Runbeck and election fraud and voter fraud, more scrutiny needs to be applied to their entire operation.
Can a company that owns technology that can disenfranchise voters without any transparency really be trusted to conduct transparent, free, and fair elections when they certainly have a preference for an outcome?
Runbeck is one of the largest companies that provide “election services” to states across America. There are at least two states that we have identified significant issues with Runbeck and clean elections, Arizona and Georgia.
Another company that also provides “election services” is a company called Fidlar Elections. Fidlar Elections was recently sold to Cathedral Corporation.
Fidlar Election (see Figure 5), located at 1500 Tradeport Drive, Suite B, Orlando, FL, 32824 serves 42 of Florida’s 67 counties. They flaunt 168 years of service and 414 million ballots printed. Fidlar Elections also claims to provide these services to NY, IL, IA, GA and “other states”. What “other states” do they provide services to?
When contacted and asked about their services, a Fidlar representative, self-identified as Isaac Knight, refused to answer any questions and became highly agitated when pressed for information as to which counties in Florida Fidlar served. He replied that, as a private company, they had no duty to disclose any information to Florida voters who wanted to know about ballot printing, mailing, tracking, and tracing.
Apparently, Mr. Knight is unaware of the recent precedent set by the Arizona Superior Court and confirmed by their Court of Appeals regarding disclosure of information held by county and state contractors.
And why wouldn’t a reputable business lunge at the opportunity to brag about its services to an inquiring caller? A bit odd, don’t you think?
Well, not so much of a mystery here…
Fidlar’s parent company is Cathedral Corporation, based in Rome, New York, whose CEO/Chairman is Marianne Gaige (see Figure 6).
Although conveniently not listed on Cathedral’s Corporate Responsibility page under “Philanthropy,” Federal Election Commission (FEC) records indicate that Marianne Gaige has been an active monthly donor for more than 20 years to ActBlue, Obama for America, Obama Victory Fund, BluePac, Biden for President, Biden Victory Fund, numerous Democratic candidates and partisan causes, and Democratic Action – a partisan PAC, located at the same address as The Democratic Governors Association (DGA).
Two of the largest providers in “Elections Services” in key states have zero transparency with their operations and the executive management are donors to ActBlue and Progressive PACS.
What would possibly go wrong? Are these companies also disclosing their “in-kind” contributions of printing extra ballots that can be dropped at the last minutes of the vote counting that we are seeing all across America?
Do you recall the truckload of ballots being driven from New York State to Philly? Was that truck coming from Cathedral Printing? They do print ballots.
Chris Gleason can be reached here.