Root Truth 12


Root Truth 12-2016
Recounts, Constitutional Law, and Impeachment
By Rick Joyner


Recounts can be legitimate and important for verifying the results of elections, but the way that this one is being done is illegal, unconstitutional, and potentially violating the most basic rights of millions of Americans who cast their votes but may not have them counted in the election.

The Constitution is clear that all authority not specifically given to the federal government in the Constitution remains with the states and with the people. The Constitution is clear that authority to administrate elections is given to the states, which is why each state's Secretary of State must certify them. Nowhere is the federal government given authority over them, so the federal judges intervening in these cases are violating the state’s authority, and are also very basically violating the rights of millions of Americans whose votes are in jeopardy of not being counted in the election if the recounts go past the December 19 voting by electors.

As reported by CNN:

U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith early Monday morning issued an order for Michigan election officials to begin counting ballots starting at noon. The ruling follows a request from Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein after a razor-thin margin made the state the last to be called in the November election. President-elect Donald Trump ended up winning Michigan's 16 electoral votes by just 0.2 percentage points, or just under 10,000 votes out of over 5.5 million cast.

Jill Stein: No proof of voter fraud yet 00:42. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, a Republican, last week filed a lawsuit to stop the recount. "It is inexcusable for Stein to put Michigan voters at risk of paying millions and potentially losing their voice in the Electoral College in the process," Schuette said in a statement.

Stein has spearheaded a recount effort in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin—three battleground states where Donald Trump narrowly defeated Hillary Clinton. Stein's campaign, who withdrew a recount request in a Pennsylvania state court, this weekend said she would instead file the lawsuit seeking a statewide recount in federal court Monday.

Stein's filing in the Pennsylvania state court would have been legitimate, as it would be in Wisconsin or Michigan. That is, if it is proved that she has "standing" in this matter, which is also questionable since there is no chance that a recount will result in Stein winning the vote in any of these states, and she had, as admitted, no proof of fraud in these elections. What appears obvious is that it is an attempt to defraud the voters in these states of having their votes count in the national election.

The question is whether the federal judge should be impeached for violating the Constitution that he swore to uphold and defend, as well as violating the rights of the millions of voters of these states by his unlawful decision. Then we will see if Congress will uphold its vow and responsibility to defend the Constitution by impeaching this judge.

This will not change the outcome of this election. Donald Trump will become President in January, but these issues are major and have potentially major consequences for all future elections. The way that this is being done is another basic assault on the Constitution itself. The question is if we are going to continue to be a Constitutional Republic where the Constitution is the "supreme law of the land" or are rogue individual judges going to continue to be able to trample upon our Constitution and the basic rights of U.S. citizens.



Rick Joyner has authored more than fifty books, including The Final Quest Trilogy, There Were Two Trees in the Garden, The Path, and Army of the Dawn. He is also the Founder and Executive Director of MorningStar Ministries, a multi-faceted mission organization which includes Heritage International Ministries, MorningStar University, MorningStar Fellowship of Churches and Ministries, and CMM/MorningStar Missions—an umbrella organization serving over five hundred missionaries in the field and over ten thousand churches, schools, and ministries around the world.   


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