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Sputnik International with Mark Dankof: The Georgia U. S. Senate Runoffs and a Retrospective on the Presidential Election


Mark Dankof was interviewed by Sputnik International on December 6th.

Sputnik International: Mr. Dankof, with reference to our article entitled:

“We Are Winning This Election: Trump Throws  First Post-Election Rally in Georgia 

Please share your thoughts with regard to how Trump’s endorsement can impact the Republicans’ position in the United States Senate races in Georgia, how this second round of the American elections can impact the Republican Party itself, how high the chances may be for Republicans keeping their incumbents in the two Georgia United States Senate seats in question, and finally, your take on the odds of Republicans keeping the United States Senate in their hands.  Additionally, what may we expect in terms of the recount of votes in the Presidential race itself?

Mark Dankof: I recommend Sputnik International readers familiarize themselves with the American corporations who build and administer voting machines in the United States. These include: Dominion; ES&S; Hart InterCivic= 3 Corporations provide 80% of American voting machines:  What is the history of these companies?  Who are they linked to?

I also urge Sputnik International readers to see the articles below which relate to the entire question of vote stealing in the United States in 2020, a fact deliberately suppressed and discredited by Mainstream Media in this country. See:

Tony Hall for the Unz Review:
Trump’s Landslide Meets the Politics of Electoral Fraud in America.”

Paul Craig Roberts for Lew Rockwell:

How the Election Was Stolen in Michigan.

Brett Redmayne-Titley for the Unz Review:

The ‘Dominion’ of Election Fraud? …Exposing the Dominion Voting Machines.”

As in the country generally, there are three questions about the Georgia United States Senate Runoff Elections on January 5th. The first is the question of the legitimacy of vote counting. The second involves the changing demographics of the Deep South, which mirror this national development since the Immigration Reform Act of 1965.

Lee Atwater and Mark Dankof in Seattle in 1988. Dankof Aligned Once With the Bush GOP to Crush Dukakis. He never made that mistake again.

On the latter point, POLITICO has instructive background material in analysis entitled “How Georgia’s Senate race pits the Old South against the New South.”

The third issue is related to the second: Turnout. The Democratic Party’s ability to turn out African Americans in urban Georgia will be the key to who wins these races.

I have yet to see any meaningful poll numbers from the more reputable polling agencies on what is going on in Georgia. On the basis of visceral reaction and not solid scientific polling data, I will predict GOP victories and the retention in the US Senate of the two GOP incumbents, but I would not suggest to any of your readers that they bet any money on this.

Trump’s endorsements and trip to Georgia will energize his own base. The problem is in ascertaining how his personal involvement in Georgia will inflame his opposition to guarantee a massive turnout of their own voters. The verdict on the President’s endorsements and campaigning will only come in once the races are called and voting patterns assessed.

Songbird and Wet Start John McCain Parroting His Israeli Lines on Russia and Syria.

The Georgia outcome is clearly critical to the GOP strategy of stymying Biden’s agenda in the next 2-4 years.

But I offer a cynical view of the situation in the United States regardless of the outcome in Georgia on January 5th: Neither political party offers any comprehensive plan to deal with the overextension of American military commitments abroad, the $27 trillion dollar national debt, the expansion of the domestic surveillance and police state soon to be enhanced by COVID-19 shutdowns and mandatory vaccines nationwide, the ongoing spiritual and cultural declension and division in this country, the de-industrialization of the economy and its globalization, or the demonic role of the Israeli Lobby in exercising its power to steer the United States into a deeper and more catastrophic war in the Middle East by attacking Iran.

For this last point, Sputnik International readers will find Philip Giraldi’s essay at the Unz Review entitled, “Tony Blinken Replaces Mike Pompeo” illustrative of this massively unsolved problem.

And finally, some ancient history for your readers: I impacted who controlled the US Senate in 2020. The truth came out only because I was attacked by a Daily Beast reporter under the spell of the Israeli Lobby:

See “Mark Dankof on Katie Zavadski of The Daily Beast: The Sting Beats The Beast at the End of History.”

Election Day 2020: Sputnik International Talks to Mark Dankof

Sputnik International: Today is the Election Day and Americans are choosing between Republican President Donald Trump and his Democrat rival Joe Biden. What are your predictions? When can we expect the results?

Mark Dankof: I predict a contested election over the results in several key battleground states, due in large part to the mail-in ballot scheme concocted by the Democratic Party in league with the Mainstream Media falsification of COVID-19 statistics which have blown the risks of in-person voting totally out of proportion. Pennsylvania is a classic case in point. The State Board of Elections there issued 90,000 mail-in ballots in Westchester and Allegheny Counties that were provably flawed, including massive numbers sent as duplicates to the same person, or to persons deceased, or to non-registered individuals whose bona fides could not possibly be examined and verified. This mess was magnified by the SCOTUS ruling that ballots received after Election Day and WITHOUT POSTMARKS may be counted. This scenario, the Democratic Party controlled Postal Workers Unions, and legislation in several key states making it legal for convicted felons to vote, or to cast ballots without government issued Picture IDs, underscore the potential magnitude of the problem. In 2016, Trump only won Pennsylvania by a 45,000 vote margin. This puts into perspective the risks posed to the legitimacy of an electoral process in an election year of unprecedented polarization and tension. Franklin County, Ohio is another place to watch for shenanigans, along with North Carolina where ballots may be tabulated up to NINE days after Election Day.

Mark Dankof’s Most Embarrassing Photo: With George W. Bush in 1994 in Gubernatorial Politics: Helping Defeat Ann Richards in Texas for the NRA and Christian Schools.

If the election is reasonably legitimate, I believe Trump will barely pull it out by holding on to Texas and Florida, and coming from behind in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and possibly Michigan. But time tells. A possible dispute over several months and involving a blizzard of legal challenges, could have long-term implications for the entire political process in this country, with delegitimization of results accompanied by violence and destabilization in American communities nationally, especially in urban areas.

Another prediction: Regardless of outcome, the election will not solve any of this nation’s systemic problems, including unprecedented political and cultural division; the national debt; the overextension of American military operations globally; the toxic influence of Neo-Conservatism, Neo-Liberal Interventionism, and the Israeli Lobby in controlling American foreign and national security policy; urban violence; the ongoing militarization of police departments; the continued expansion of the American Surveillance State; the issue of Open Borders and immigration assimilation; trade deficits; and the loss of the country’s once formidable manufacturing sector. It is undeniably grim.

Pat Buchanan and Mark Dankof: September 1995 in San Antonio.

Sputnik International: We’re seeing support for the incumbent president increasing in key swing states – such as Florida, Michigan and Pennsylvania. During Trump’s recent rally in Pennsylvania, we saw really huge crowds of Trump supporters. How would you assess Donald Trump’s chances of taking crucial battleground states?

Mark Dankof: Better than 50-50 minus fraud. Even money if there are significant attempts at massive voter fraud. The President’s surge may well be due to COVID-19 shutdown fatigue with more of the populous, an increasing awareness of Mr. Biden’s reduced physical and mental capabilities, and most significantly, more public alarm over the violence and anarchy which has consumed Democratic cities since the May 25th Floyd tragedy in Minneapolis.

Sputnik International: How do the Republicans still manage to maintain their base and win elections, despite having less media power that the Democrats, as we know that most of the mainstream media can be described as ‘Democrat-leaning’?

Mark Dankof: The GOP base must depend on a significant number of independent voters voting for Trump over Biden, as was the case in the independent voter disenchantment with Hillary Clinton in 2016. In the latter situation, the Democratic Party nominated the one candidate Trump had the best chance of beating. This is also true in 2020, where Biden’s boost by the Clinton wing of the Democratic Party could again prove fatal. I’m convinced that several other Democratic contenders would have run a stronger race against the President. If Biden loses, look for more nonsensical allegations of Russian influence, as opposed to the obvious corruption and myopia endemic to a DNC establishment that does whatever is necessary to deny a Sanders or Gabbard the opportunity to run a much stronger national campaign.

Ironically enough, it is precisely the blatant leftist partisanship in mainstream media and among social media and high tech oligarchs that does provide the GOP with some benefit in regard to the resentment felt by many Americans about the defoliation of MSM journalism by Political Correctness. The rise of Alt Media in the United States after 9-11 is a direct result of this alienation from establishment media arrogance and its marriage to the globalist American political elite. The months of media distortion of the truth about the George Floyd incident in Minneapolis, and the tacit media support for Black Lives Matter and Antifa violence and anarchy in American cities thereafter, have only heightened these concerns. Independent American voters disenchanted with Mr. Trump’s personality and COVID-19 controversies have become alarmed over this collapse of social order as well. If enough of them decide to risk Trump again out of fear that the urban unrest could begin impacting the suburbs as well, that might be the razor thin margin of victory for Trump in the contested battleground states. Time will tell.

Sputnik International: US city business-owners are currently preparing for the riots and clashes on election day, covering their shops, stores and offices with plywood. In your view, how we will see the streets react to the election results?

Mark Dankof: There will be violence and unrest if Trump wins. If the situations in Minneapolis, Washington, Chicago, Seattle, Kenosha, and Portland reach the suburbs, the gloves will be off and the Marxist and racial revolutionaries in the streets will face an armed civilian population that will not stand down as the Democratic Mayors have. I believe that the key to a Trump victory will be a reaction of resentment over Fauci-CDC COVID-19 policies that have killed the economy in 2020, and a rising reaction of fear and resistance to what has been allowed to go on in American cities in 2020.

Perhaps more significantly, I agree with Pat Buchanan that if there is a Biden-Harris victory with Democratic Party flips in Red States and in the American Congress and Senate, 2022 will see a backlash when the next two years prove to be a managerial and political nightmare for the Democrats in America’s version of the Weimar Republic.

“Catholic”Joe Biden celebrates the Jewish Role in Bringing Cultural Marxism To America.

Sputnik Radio Talks to Mark Dankof on California Gun Sales and Violence in America

Sputnik: About 110,000 Californians have bought a gun since the coronavirus arrived, a study says

Sputnik: The survey detected shifts in gun ownership trends. By mid-July, the pandemic was cited as a factor in the purchase of an estimated 110,000 new firearms in the state. What do you associate with this surge in arms purchases?

If only Vince Foster had owned a .38. He’d still be alive. Ron Brown should have flown commercial in the 1996 Shakedown. …

Mark Dankof: The recent Forbes article cites “lawlessness” as the biggest factor in the surge in gun sales in California (76% of poll respondents. See

I absolutely believe this to be the case since the urban riots and chaos in the United States subsequent to the George Floyd case. Minneapolis, Chicago, Washington, St. Louis, Seattle, Portland, Kenosha, Los Angeles, and San Francisco are all cases in point. To the extent that COVID-19 is cited as a factor, it merely dovetails with the lawlessness issue in terms of the fears of the public about food shortages and the economic downturn producing more mass criminal behavior.

This problem is exacerbated by the fact that the Democratic administration of these cities has been largely AWOL in using state and local law enforcement and the State National Guard units to put down the rioters, looters, and arsonists. In that environment, along with the Defund the Police movement, more average citizens have come to believe that their only protection in this increasingly anarchistic milieu is to arm themselves as a last line of defense in protecting themselves, their families, and their property.

Sputnik: According to gun retailers, the overwhelming majority of buyers (57%) were people who already owned at least one gun. Why are people suddenly feeling like they need more and more firearms? 

Mark Dankof : The increasing fear of people around the country since May 25th has more folks turning to weaponry that would be effective in urban and suburban situations where armed mobs are operational in circumstances where law enforcement is either outgunned and outnumbered, or where authorities are refusing to deploy the manpower and the weaponry necessary to stop what are essentially groups of Marxist revolutionaries operating under the Black Lives Matter and Antifa organizations.

I haven’t seen statistics on the types of weapons being procured in unprecedented numbers, but am assuming they include AR-15s (the civilian version of the U.S. Army M-16 rifle), AK-47s, 10 and 12 gauge shotguns chambered for 3 inch magnum 00 and 000 buckshot, and high capacity magazine 9 mm, .45 ACP, and .40 SW semi-automatic pistols.

Sputnik: What can be done by local authorities to ensure public safety in this situation?

Mark Dankof: The first business at hand is to use whatever level of force necessary to put down arsonists, looters, and window smashers of any political persuasion. In this particular situation, that is predominantly the Marxist revolutionary left operating in this fashion in cities and states with Democratic Party city and state administrations.


The second order of business is to stop a revolving door justice system that continues to place violent felons back on the street after multiple convictions for weaponry-related offenses and assaults.

The third order of business, longer term, is to understand what has produced this level of lawlessness and anarchistic violence in America and how to reverse these trends. The political Left and Right in the United States are both silent on the implications of living in an Empire increasingly devoid of respect for human life. This is evidenced not only in the embrace of Cultural Marxism and abortion-on-demand in this country in recent decades, but in a militarized and interventionistic foreign policy entirely comfortable with pushing discretionary wars and regime change methodologies around the globe regardless of risk and massive destruction and loss of life. In this regard, the Neo-Conservative Right and the Neo-Liberal Left types who love the Atlantic Council and other organizations of similar ilk are equally guilty. 

Additionally, the sexual and drug revolutions of the United States have produced an epidemic of illegitimate births, nuclear family eclipse, and the demise of religious teaching and discipline in the home, and within a state educational system increasingly comfortable with Marxist PC and atheistic presuppositions. This has produced a present generation whose narcissistic ideology has been wedded to the employment of violence for personal and political purposes devoid of order or transcendent and eternal purpose. 

All of these trends add up to the demise of American culture, spirituality, and commonly shared political and cultural vision. The endgame is a Culture of Death, which expresses itself equally in the abortuary, the decrepit nursing home scene, the military theatres of operation in worthless discretionary wars, and the violence on American urban streets soon to reach the increasingly armed suburbs.

Washington, D. C. arson threatens St. John Church and the White House.

Sputnik: According to a comparative study of “gun” regulations in various US states, the most stringent rules are in Massachusetts and Hawaii, but six other states, including California, have a second category of severity regarding firearm possession. Why are we seeing such a surge in the acquisition of weapons, particularly in California, given the fact that the general population of the state  is not so supportive of carrying weapons?

Mark Dankof: I believe it has dawned on more Californians that mob violence and the inertia of authorities in deploying the police and the State Guard to protect the innocent, have necessitated more armed citizens in that state and elsewhere. The present situation in the United States is not unlike that which existed in Russia in the run-up to the Bolshevik Revolution. How this dreadful situation is resolved is anyone’s guess. It will be a tumultuous ride.

Sputnik International talks to Mark Dankof about Trump’s COVID-19 and the Implications in 2020

Sputnik International: “With today’s announcement of President and Mrs. Trump contracting the COVID-19 virus, we’re wondering to what extent this will influence his re-election campaign and to what extent this will lead to further chaos in Trump’s reelection bid. What about the mainstream media narrative around this?

Mark Dankof: “The diagnosis of Trump with COVID-19 has given CNN and other MSM outlets a good case of histrionics being heightened to assist the Biden candidacy by ignoring the latter’s dementia and political vulnerabilities.

CNN actually had the audacity to post that this was an unprecedented crisis in the health of a Chief Executive of the United States. This brand of ignorance ignores the Ike Eisenhower heart attack in 1955, and the shooting of President Reagan by Jon Hinckley. Both men recovered.

Prediction: Trump will recover. When he does, he will harp on the fact that at 73, he recovered his health as 99%+ Americans have who contracted the virus, and emphasize that only 10,000 deaths due to COVID-19 are due to the virus alone, as opposed to deaths of the extremely elderly and those already impacted by 2-3 life threatening conditions before contracting the virus. He will then go on the attack on the COVID-19 Shutdown as an attempt to destroy the economy as a means of destroying the Trump Presidency.

The bad news is this: The American nation has a political, economic, moral, and spiritual virus far more dangerous than COVID-19. It will not be cured by either another term for Trump or the election of Biden.

The symptoms include the Fed’s fiat money destroying the American dollar through fueling the printing press and long term inflation; the overextension of the American military abroad; Israel’s control of American foreign policy and direction of the Empire’s discretionary wars; an escalating national debt; trillion dollar yearly budget deficits; and an American culture descending into the hell of urban crime, racial unrest, and a Cultural Marxism underscored by Roe v Wade, Obergefell v Hodges, Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and the proliferation of an increasingly militant LGBTQ industry. The American Empire is on a respirator. Unlike Mr. Trump, it will not recover.

Three articles will underscore this truth. Sputnik readers will be interested in my own essay of some years ago entitled, “Why We’re Finished.” The second piece is authored recently by John W. Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute and entitled, “The Election Has Already Been Hijacked and the Winner Decided. ‘We the People’ Lose.” The third essay is authored by Pedro Gonzalez, entitled “MAGA, Inc.

So I believe Mr. Trump will recover from COVID-19. He may well get re-elected. Whether he does or not becomes irrelevant to the ultimate demise of the American Experiment since 1776.

(Mark Dankof on RBN Live on October 2nd before the Sputnik International interview on the same day.)

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October 2, 2020 at 7:57 pm