Re: Gemma’s “Breaking News”: What Did You Think?
While Anthony Gemma didn’t present any direct evidence of his charges of voter fraud in Rhode Island, his written remarks from yesterday assert that direct evidence does exist (h/t Edward Fitzpatrick)…
The five statements I have just presented to you represent a relatively small percentage of first-hand evidence developed by TRP. Testimony from these and other witnesses exists in written form and on audio and video tapes — the product of sophisticated electronic and human surveillance operations that confirm the contents of sworn statements.Taking this presentation at its word:
Multiple videos contain clear evidence that mail-in ballots have been and are being bought by the Cicilline campaign and by other local, state and federal political campaigns.
- Describing something as “sophisticated electronic and human surveillance operations”, in any normal usage, refers to something more than “we have recordings of the statements I read today”, and
- The reference to mail-in ballots raises the question of where exactly it is that ballots can be bought and sold, with the seller’s identity as important an issue as the buyer’s.
At the moment, the question is whether Anthony Gemma has accurately described the work product of the investigators he hired but that hasn’t yet been seen by the general public, or whether marketing has run ahead of substance, in the absence of substance that speaks for itself.