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Fight Election Fraud on Indian Reservations: Email The White House Today!

Did you know… that one Montana tribe of 5,130 people had, in 2004, an annual Operational Management Budget of $373 million, which is funded not by a casino, but by federal and state assistance? This annual budget is larger than the budget for U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s annual budget for the entire country.

Did you know… that at least 90 major public spaces and natural resources, including Redwood National Monument (CA) and Joshua Tree National Monument (CA), are targeted by the Department of the Interior, the Elections integrity commissionBureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife, to be turned over to Indian tribes? The list includes: 41 national refuges; 34 national parks, wildlife refuges and hatcheries; and 15 regional water projects. In each instance, a tribe will take over the management of these public lands. The problem is, tribal activity rarely involves any public process, oversight or transparency. And as can be seen in the areas where tribes have taken over or been given oversight of public lands, public access will most likely be limited. And the tribes won’t pay for the management of the site; the taxpayers will.

Yet, as our Native American friend Elaine Willman points out in a recent letter to President Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, there is little or no accountability, no oversight or enforcement authority of a state Secretary of State on Election Day.

Ms. Willman says, to be blunt, that is exactly how Democratic Senator Jon Tester became a Senator in 2007, and remains in office to this day.
Below is Elaine Willman’s letter to President Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity chaired by Vice President Mike Pence.

We urge CHQ readers to get lots of emails rolling in to the Commission TODAY! The Commission’s email is [email protected] please email them today to demand the Commission investigate election fraud on Indian Reservations before Democrats use it again in 2018.

Letter of Elaine Willman to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity:

The Honorable Vice-President, Mike Pence, Chair,
Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity
Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Room 268
Washington, D.C. 20504

RE:  Election Issues on Indian Reservations

Honorable Chairman and Commissioners:           

I am deeply grateful to President Trump for establishing this urgently needed Commission, and for your willingness, Vice-President Pence, to provide leadership to a long-overdue inquiry that can surface, expose and remove election irregularities across the country.              

I am a 27-year researcher, speaker and author on federal Indian policy issues and have lived on three Indian reservations during this time period: Yakama (WA, 16 yrs.); Oneida (WI, 8 yrs.); and Flathead (MT, 3 yrs). I am of strong Cherokee ancestry and my spouse is of Shoshone ancestry, being a direct descendant of Sacajawea’s adopted son, Bazil.

It is important to note that I make very clear distinctions between my lifetime and continuous affection for our ancestry and all things American Indian that is very separate from government decisions that have been so detrimental to tribal families and all others residing within Indian reservation boundaries. Culture is not government; government is not culture. It is government decisions, either federal or state that I research and address. This letter speaks to two separate but related issues:  

1.     Polling sites on Indian reservations.  Chronic voter fraud and irregularities on Indian reservations occur at polling precincts located on federal Indian trust land, where there is no oversight or enforcement authority of a Secretary of State. This pattern has been continuous since at least since 2006 and likely earlier. To be blunt, it is exactly how Senator Jon Tester became the 51st Senator in 2007, and remains in office to this day.

Your Commission received a full report specific to Big Horn County, Montana on the Crow Reservation. I can report in an anecdotal manner, and further detail upon request, that the same pattern occurring on the Crow Reservation occurs on other reservations in Montana, as well as Washington, Oregon, South Dakota, Nebraska and likely many other reservations in numerous states. I urge your Commission to take serious note of this practice.

A Solution:  By Executive Order:  All polling precincts for federal, state or local elections must be placed on lands within an Indian reservation where respective Secretaries of State have full oversight, authority and enforcement capabilities. Federal and non-tribal poll-watchers must not be denied access on Election Day.

 2. Tribal Campaign Contributions. No state, county, city, or town governments may utilize government funds to directly contribute to political parties, incumbents or candidates. I have attached a packet of materials from the Federal Election Commission, specific to Advisory Opinion (A.O.)2000-05.  This Advisory Opinion issued May 15, 2000, just prior to the Bush-Gore Presidential Election, advised one single tribal government, the Oneida Nation of New York, that “Although the Nation is a person under the Act, it is not an individual and is therefore not subject to the $25,000 limit on its annual total of contributions. The Nation may make contributions that are otherwise lawful under the Act…”

This one single A.O. to one single tribal government has rolled out across the country for now 17 years, to all 567 tribal governments who may write checks from their respective General Treasuries (substantially federal tax dollars) to political parties, incumbents or challengers for all elections at every level of government. No other American governments may do so.  The election irregularities described above, combined with “special preference” financial advantages contributes to the following:

A.     In close elections, late arriving tribal ballot boxes swing the vote.  Examples include Washington State elections of Governors Gary Locke, Christine Gregoire, and Jay Inslee, and earlier with Senator Maria Cantwell, to mention but a few in only one state. So too, this is the case with Montana’s Governor Bullock, Attorney General Fox and Senator Jon Tester.

B.    Tribal financial funding of candidates is a double-edged sword— a successfully funded candidate is inclined to support all tribal whims, or face a tribal-funded challenger in a next election.

C.    Tribal-funded incumbents at every level of government are unlikely to change laws that level the election playing field on Indian reservations, in towns, counties, states…and even within Congress. (See B, above).

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is a small, un-elected (six members) body that issues “Advisory” Opinions that somehow translate into the force of law. This practice of morphing “advisory” opinions into mandated law or regulations needs examination.

I have been entirely unable to find a single Congressional Statute or Regulation that authorizes tribal governments to financially participate in America’s elections.  I heard discussions years ago, that the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) determined that tribes' ability to hire lobbyists and financially participate in elections is good “economic development” for tribes.  This may be an internal NIGC memorandum or policy that I am unable to affirm, but would request that your Commission weigh the fairness of what constitutes tribal “economic development” when such practice puts a special preference “thumb” on campaign finances, campaigns, elections and voting preferences.

A Solution.  By Executive Order:  Affirm that no governments in the United States, including tribal governments may financially participate in America's elections; task the Department of Justice with compliance and enforcement mechanisms.

I deeply value the installation of this Federal Election Fraud Commission, and am available for additional information upon request.  Please extend my deep appreciation to President Donald Trump for his efforts to make America's elections great again!

Elaine D. Willman, MPA
Ronan, Montana

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Title 25-INDIANS-Fraud upon the U.S. Constitution

It never ceases to amaze me just how United States Constitution-stupid politicians-state and federal-are piled on top of how stupid their attorney’s are! As of the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924, there are no more "Indians" within the original meaning of the United States Constitution...only U.S./State citizens with "Indian ancestry/race" entitled to no more and no less than every other non-Indian U.S./State citizen! And, yet, Title 25-INDIANS and faux 'Indian treaties' whereby these attorneys and politicians-state and federal-assert the United States Constitution has provision whereby We, the People, have 'treaties' with Other We, the People, because of the "Other's" Indian ancestry/race and everyone believes this hoax. Worse yet are judges-state and federal-who woefully fail to uphold and defend the United States Constitution in their oath clearly articulated in CJ Marshall's Marbury decision by accepting both sides attorney's petition there are "Indian Treaties" and "Indian reservations" where politicians-state and federal-continue to regulate from womb to tomb a select group of U.S./State citizens health, welfare, safety, benefits, capacities, metes and boundaries because of their "Indian ancestry/race" at the same time condemn "Jim Crow Laws" citing the United States Constitution's 14th Amendment for one....hypocrites! The United States Constitution makes for no provisions for "Indian reservations!" Land commonly known as an "Indian reservation" with rare except is land owned by the People of the United States according to a federal document readily available on-line where U.S./State citizens with "Indian ancestry/race" residing on said land are merely tenants with rights of 'use and occupancy' only! The United States Constitution makes for no provisions for: 1. Indian sovereign nations. None of the asserted tribes possess any of the attributes of being a ‘sovereign nation:’ a. No U.S. Constitution recognition b. No international recognition c. No fixed borders d. No military e. No currency f. No postal system g. No passports h. et al 2. Treaties with its own constituency 3. Indian reservations whereby a select group of U.S./State citizens with “Indian ancestry/race” reside exclusively and to the exclusion of all others, on land-with rare exception-that is owned by the People of the United States according to a federal document readily available on-line that notes rights of renters as ‘occupancy and use’ by these distinguished U.S./State citizens with “Indian ancestry/race” only with the land owned by the People of the United States. 4. Recognition of ‘Indian citizenship’ asserted by various tribes. There is no international/U.S. Constitution recognition of “Indian citizenship” as there is no ‘nation-state’ from which citizenship is derived. A simple question for politicians and MSM to answer…a question so simple, it is hard: “Where is the proclamation ratified by the voters of the United States that amends the Constitution to make the health, welfare, safety and benefits of a select group of U.S./State citizens distinguishable because of their “Indian ancestry/race?”

Fight Election Fraud on Indian Reservations: Email The White Hou

It never ceases to amaze me how easy it is for politicians-state and federal-to dumbing down as gullible non-Indian U.S./State citizens into believing that they-politicians-can pass common law that makes the health, welfare, safety, benefits, capacities, metes and boundaries of a select group of U.S./State citizens distinguishable because of their "Indian ancestry/race" at the same time the Constitution foreclosed just such common law by these very same politicians inregulating the health, welfare, safety, benefits, capacities, metes and boundaries for U.S./State citizens with 'slave ancestry/race' all without a shred of Constitutional authority to do so.

The United States Constitution makes for no provisions for:
1. Indian sovereign nations. None of the asserted tribes possess any of the attributes of being a ‘sovereign nation:’ a. No U.S. Constitution recognition b. No international recognition c. No fixed borders d. No military e. No currency f. No postal system g. No passports h. et al
2. Treaties with its own constituency
3. Indian reservations whereby a select group of U.S./State citizens with “Indian ancestry/race” reside exclusively and to the exclusion of all others, on land-with rare exception-that is owned by the People of the United States according to a federal document readily available on-line that notes rights of renters as ‘occupancy and use’ by these distinguished U.S./State citizens with “Indian ancestry/race” only with the land owned by the People of the United States.
4. Recognition of ‘Indian citizenship’ asserted by various tribes. There is no international/U.S. Constitution recognition of “Indian citizenship” as there is no ‘nation-state’ from which citizenship is derived.
A simple question for politicians and MSM to answer…a question so simple, it is hard:
“Where is the proclamation ratified by the voters of the United States that amends the Constitution to make the health, welfare, safety and benefits of a select group of U.S./State citizens distinguishable because of their “Indian ancestry/race?”