The latest example? The search for bamboo — yes, bamboo — in some of the ballots cast in Maricopa County.
“There’s accusations that 40,000 ballots were flown in and it was stuffed in the box … and it came from the southeast part of the world … Asia,” explained Brakey, adding later: “What they’re doing is to find out whether it is bamboo in the paper.”
Welch, rightly confused, asks for clarification. Which Braes provides: “Because it was bamboo in their paper; there’s bamboo in their paper process … people in southeast Asia.” Worth noting: Brakey wants to make clear he doesn’t believe the bamboo theory himself. “I don’t believe any of that. I’m just saying that is part of the mystery that we want to un-gaslight people about and this is a way to do it.”
“Now let’s say there was an influx of China ballots. China does not have the tree and lumber population we have because it got deforested primarily a long time ago. They use bamboo — and they do use wood pulps — they use bamboo in their paper and they use about 27 different mixes of grasses that we don’t have here in the United States. And even though you can’t look at it and see it, it’s very detectable.”
This is, of course, utter bunk being passed of as sound science (or something). There is zero evidence that 40,000 ballots — bamboo-laced or not! — were “flown in and stuffed in the box,” in the words of Brakey. None.
While the bamboo theory is the most outlandish thing to emerge from this Maricopa recount, it’s far from the only evidence that this process is simply not trustworthy. Consider:
The whole thing stinks. And would be laughable if so many people — including the former President of the United States — didn’t take it so seriously. Because they do, what’s happening in Arizona is rightly and truly scary.