I had posted here last night about testimony before an Arizona legislative hearing. Brannon Howse interviewed John Thaler– the attorney who had led the extensive investigations that uncovered numerous fraudulent transactions, bribery of important public officials and compromises of election systems.
One of the interesting revelations is that the Speaker of the Arizona House– Ben Toma, a Republican– has conflicts of interest with the company that helps administer elections for Maricopa County– i.e., Runbeck. It turns out that Mr. Thaler’s services had been retained by financial corporations that lost huge amounts of money because of all the fraudulent transactions that had been taking place.
Why does this matter? When our election systems are poisoned– and when a criminal foreign drug cartel can blackmail public officials– our country is harmed immeasurably. Arguably, we are paying the price. We can only hope the harm is not irreversible.
The interview below is lengthy, but is well worth watching for those interested. Mr. Thaler is very impressive, and he begins to discuss the election-related matters around the 26:45 mark: