I had a gut feeling the Democrats cheated and stole the election for Biden. I realized something foul was afoot when the vote counting in key states was delayed for many hours.
Why? Because Trump garnered far more votes that expected and the Democrat operatives in charge scrambled to create more last minute votes for Biden. Ballots on palettes. When the CNN shill announced that China Biden the pedophile suddenly overcame a large vote deficit in several states and magically obtained a comfortable lead, I knew cheating had occurred and I went to bed disgusted and with a sense of foreboding.
Turns out my gut instinct was correct. The Democrat Socialists stole it outright from Trump. But where is the proof? Trump’s legal team held a news conference yesterday to make the case. Voting machines with changed algorithms, Biden ballots counted and multiplied several times, Trump votes discarded, and Republican witnesses banned. Dead people voting for Biden. The corruption and fraud went on and on, but the Democratic mainstream legacy media would have none of it. No proof was offered, they said—only ‘conspiracy theories.’ Even Tucker Carlson chimed in to say Sidney Powell offered no proof.
Thanks, Tucker—you only confirm my suspicion that FoxNews really has turned left. I even heard Sean Hannity say on the radio that even if Biden is confirmed as president, America will still be a great country. Uh, no, Sean. America will be further set on the road to ruin by socialist tyrannical forces.
All of this said, if the news conference was meant to spread the good news that justice is coming, it didn’t quite succeed. It didn’t help that Giuliani appeared nervous and sweaty throughout his appearance. Hair dye streamed down the side of his face and distracted from what he had to say. Powerful men tend to be vain. I get that.
If they do indeed have the proof and sworn affidavits that they claim they have, then let’s get the show on the road. Enough reassurances that things will be fine. The same reassurances were made about the swamp getting drained and that hasn’t happened. Barr and Durham have not locked up traitorous criminals who carried out a blatant coup against a lawfully-elected president. Will we now see foot dragging when it comes to an unlawfully elected president?
Sounding the alarm is fine. Shining light on what’s going on is great, but an old lantern may not cut it. Enough cheerleading and proffers of hope. Cut to the chase. Get ‘er done. Let’s get Trump the second term he has earned and deserves.
Tina’s Take- Why wouldn’t Sidney Powell present evidence to Tucker, a journalist with failing ratings? Well, she explained this morning…
Maria Bartiromo: How did you respond to Tucker Carlson? Did you get angry with the show because they texted you and asked you to provide evidence of what you’re alleging?
Sidney Powell: No, I didn’t get angry with the request to provide evidence in fact I sent an affidavit to Tucker that I had not even attached to a pleading yet to help him understand the situation and I offered him another witness who could explain the mathematics of the statistical evidence far better than I can. I’m not really a numbers person. But he was very insulting, demanding and rude and I told him not to contact me again in those terms.
Tucker, your “Tucker Tantrum” was pretty childish. I guess Fox News’ new slogan is appropriate ..”Standing up for The Deep State”
QUESTION: How long has Socrates been making political forecasts. Was it ever wrong?
ANSWER: The only election I would say that Socrates was both correct and wrong was that of 2000. It projected that Al Gore would win. Of course, that election went to the Supreme Court and they stopped the count and handed it to Bush. Later, the final count showed that Al Gore had won by 500,000 votes.
Other than that, Socrates has NEVER been wrong on any election. Even back in 1999, I delivered perhaps the most shocking political forecast that was ever made by Socrates – the Japan election. I stood up in Tokyo and forecast that the LDP would lose for the first time since World War II. That really did send shock waves in Japan and the LDP was not happy. Our clients in Japan believed that the entire case brought against me and Princeton Economics was instigated by the LDP because of our forecast that they would lose the election which is what took place.
Our Japanese clients believed that the entire case against me was set in motion by the LDP who had sent a letter to the Federal Reserve asking to confirm that we had $10 billion on deposit at Republic National Bank on August 18th, 1999 which was being sold to HSBC for $10 billion. The bank panicked, stole the $1 billion that was on deposit, ran to the Fed, and said $10 billion was missing and they had no idea where it was. The US authorities went back to ask to please confirm, for back then $10 billion was huge. Then 13 days later, the Japanese responded – oh so sorry, $1 billion. But the bankers had stolen the $1 billion and then could not put it back.
I did an interview in the Japanese press and told my clients the bank stole the money and they had to come file suit against the bank or they would NEVER see a dime knowing the US prosecutors ALWAYS protect the bankers in New York. They did, which is why those suits forced Republic/HSBC to plead guilty.
The government sold our notes to HSBC to hid the fact they were wrong from the outset. They then assisted HSBC to take our profit of $400 million since the notes were in Japanese yen and the move between the yen from 1995 to 1999 saw the yen collapse from 75:1 to 147:1. The US authorities could not allow this case to ever go to trial because they never understood the currency. When they did, they would have looked stupid so they hid the truth from the world to protect their personal careers.
To prevent me from helping my clients against Republic/HSBC, the corrupt court imposed a lifetime gag order on me to prevent me from providing evidence to my own clients who had filed lawsuits against the bank.
Hence, I never had any restitution, the bank’s deal, as always, they made everyone whole and no banker went to prison, and they got to keep our $400 million profit. This is the way real corruption works in New York. I seriously doubt that a few extra bucks were not shared by those prosecuting and sitting in judgment over this absurd case. As Sydney Powell explained in her books – prosecutors always just lie.
So, to answer the question about Socrates’ political forecasts, I think they have been spot on for a very long time.
Today in Michigan two state house representatives have written a letter to the Secretary of State asking for an election audit ahead of the state certification for the 2020 election. The likelihood of success is not high as the Secretary of State in Michigan is a participating Democrat in the ballot issues. [Link to Letter]
I will cancel my subscript to the Economist. I use to respect that magazine, but no longer. The Economist has gone beyond fake news; they are deliberately now supporting Communism as the press did with Stalin. The British Press has turned to nothing but propaganda, and they too are doing everything they can to create a new Communist World Over. In Schwab’s book, chapter one calls for a MACRO RESET. In other words, destroy the entire world economy and redesign it his way. World leaders make their pilgrimage to Davos to kiss the ring, if not the feet, of Klaus Schwab. So if you have lost everything, that is the man to point the finger to, and there should be a class-action lawsuit against him and the World Economic Forum. Subpoena all their financial records and you will see he sold assets at the top. Everyone should be equal, but not him and his organization.
Just look at the number of states in total lockdown. I have stated many times, no politicians in their right mind would intentionally destroy jobs and expect to run for election again. What is interesting is how they have conspired against Trump from every possible angle. He still stands and fights, and for that, I must admire his courage. There is scarcely a human who has been so tormented, ridiculed and insulted by the entire world, and he holds his ground. They cheered Hitler and Stalin until they discovered the truth. The New York Times even championed Stalin and argued the United States should move to Communism.
Willam Shakespeare (1564-1616) famous line, “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers,” was not “lawyers” as know them today. The only person even allowed to have a lawyer back then was the King, and they were the king’s prosecutors. Today, that would be the prosecutors and police in modern time and will undoubtedly include the journalists who have been selling Communism 3.0 and this entire agenda. So if people ask me to do I think a revolution is coming, my answer is yes, in many countries. Europe may be where the contagion spreads. You cannot have academics like Schwab and Thomas Piketty simply advocate destroying everything everyone has and redesigning it while sipping coffee in a 5-star restaurant. Over 200 million people died the last time this was attempted. This time it may be billions.
You can already see the sheer hatred rising from the left. They will NEVER tolerate any dissent. They do not believe in Democracy, freedom, or anything listed in the Declaration of Independence. All my friends who came to the West from the East all say the same thing — this is precisely what they fled.
Get the motive for voter fraud now? Get the fear factor? Don’t look for any other reason. Trump knows firsthand the depth of their corrupt, seditious and even treasonous acts…and they themselves know it too!
“The ‘journalists’ of the news media have begun the relentless drumbeat of proclaiming ‘President-elect Biden.’ This is make-believe.”Writer Chris Farrell
Shortly before the November 3rd election for President of the United States, the proprietors of storefronts, buildings, restaurants, dealerships, and businesses of all types across our entire vast country boarded up their facades in anticipation of widespread rioting, arson, looting, massive destruction and violent assaults by Republicans if Joe Biden won the contest.
Just kidding. In fact, these measures were taken to avoid the by-now familiar acting-out violence that Democrats and the thugs they support in Black Lives Matter and Antifa have been demonstrating for the world to witness for the past six months—in at least 15 once-peaceful Democrat-run cities—when they object to this or that policy, statue, police department, et al.
It goes without saying that those proprietors—who spent multi-thousands of dollars to protect the businesses that support their families, and that help them pay taxes to our government, boarded up their properties knowing that if President Trump won reelection, they would be the merciless targets of the bought-and-paid-for Democrat anarchists who unfortunately symbolize today’s Ugly Americans.
Interestingly, several days after the election and in eager anticipation of the Biden-Kalamity [premature and erroneous] announcement of their victory, a large crowd of Tolerant Democrats rallied outside the White House, as always spewing vulgarities and displaying placards expressing nastiness and filth. Who can draw a conclusion other than the Democrats are both sore losers and sore winners?
We have still to learn the outcome of the election, thanks to the new and unprecedented Covid-dictated “rules” about mail-in ballots, late voting, delayed returns, strange rulings by Democrat-appointed judges, and chilling reports of such rampant voter fraud by Democrats that it defies what any American—living or dead—has ever seen.
Why? Because the Never-Trumpers and, again, the bought-and-paid for corrupt media, were beyond desperate, having failed thunderously for the previous four years to take the president down and to bring about the coup d’état they have dreamed about since 2016.
What to do? Why, rig the election, of course!
Below is just a tiny sampling of the massive voting irregularities and fraud that were discovered both before and after Joe Biden and Kalamity Harris declared victory through their media lackeys, in clear defiance of the U.S. Constitution and 243-years of American tradition:
On Election night at approximately 4 a.m., 138,000 ballots were “instantaneously” counted in Wisconsin and, magically, every single ballot was for Joe Biden (Mmmm).
The next day, Rudy Giuliani, in Philly, PA, spelled out massive fraud re mail-in ballots that Republican observers were illegally stopped from overseeing the vote—the same illegalities happening in Arizona, Detroit, Nevada, and Milwaukee.
In Michigan, a U.S. Postal Service whistleblower reported that his superiors told him to backdate late mail-in ballots so they would be accepted. They also recorded the vote of a man born in 1850 and another who died in 1984.
Also in Michigan a software error (Mmmm) switched 6,000 Republican votes to Democrat. The same software is used in 47 Michigan counties!
A lawsuit filed by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) alleged there were at least 21,000 dead people on PA’s voter rolls. As of October 2020, at least 9,212 registrants had been dead for at least five years, at least 1,990 registrants dead for at least 10 years, and at least 197 registrants have been dead for at least 20 years.”
In a county in Georgia, poll watchers took ballots home with them.
In VA, Trump held roughly a 300,000-vote lead, but then—again, magically—a huge trove of approximately 400,000 votes came in for Joe Biden—but not one for Donald Trump. “Amazing, writes blogger Fred Miller, “how one can suddenly discover huge batches of votes 100% for Biden, 0% for Trump, when and wherever one chances to need them.”
Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney explained that a pair of computer software programs—Hammer and Scorecard—initially designed for the CIA before being privatized by Deep State players from the Obama administration, were used to change votes from Trump to Biden in multiple voting locations…possibly in all the swing states. Admiral James A. “Ace” Lyons, on his death bed (in Nov. 2019), reportedly told his longtime friend McInerney: “The Hammer is key to the coup.”
Another computer system, Dominion, although known to be defective, was used in 30 states, including every swing state. And whaddaya know? Nancy Pelosi’s Chief of Staff and Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s husband are both shareholders in Dominion!
Author Michael Charles Master reported (read the entire riveting article) that at midnight, “Trump led in all the battleground states by large margins…but for some unexplainable reason, WI, MI, PA, NC and NV all stopped counting votes simultaneously… and none of those states counted any additional votes for the next three hours….and NOT ONE TV commentator—including on now-leftist Fox—asked why! Master pointed out that all five of those states have Democrat governors. Mmmm.
But don’t take my word for it. Here, in his own words, is Hunter Biden’s father boasting of having participated in developing “the most extensive voter fraud organization in history.”
An onion, as everyone knows, has many many layers. Just try peeling an onion to see why it is the perfect metaphor for complicated subjects that require many levels of exploration to plumb their depths and understand their meaning.
But the Trump onion phenomenon has only two layers, both of them psychological.
The first layer is jealousy, which I have always believed is the strongest human emotion, going back to the Bible. Stronger than hatred. Stronger than anger—responsible, in fact, for most criminal acts, from theft to conspiracy to violence to murder. This is the stuff of tragedy… and also, sometimes, redemption.
In our metaphorical onion, the human emotion that competes most ferociously with jealously is fear. One has only to look at the international dread of the Covid-19 virus to see the power of fear to destroy economies, isolate human beings for months on end, and inspire Democrats to defy the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law in order to try to rig the most important election of our lifetimes in their favor.
THE FEAR FACTOR
But what do the Regressives among us have to be afraid of?
You could speculate that what fuels the hostility of the Left is not fear, that it’s resentment because of the mountain of bruised egos the Democrats have experienced after working mightily for over four years to depose, sabotage, impeach, and topple the Trump presidency—all crashing failures—and that a Biden victory would allow all of them to save face. After all, even the passage of time rarely calms this kind of narcissistic injury. While this theory may be plausible, it’s not very compelling.
Then what? It’s so obvious. The reason why Democrats have spent billions of dollars to defeat President Trump is not because of their Marxist ideology and not because of their massive investments in the global economy, but rather because they are rightly terrified that when President Trump is announced the winner, an avalanche of indictments, trials, and lengthy prison terms will rain down on them—on all of them, including the very top of the top echelon.
As one small example, reported by Brannon Howse: In 2003, CIA contractor Dennis Montgomery built the Hammer (discussed above) as a foreign surveillance tool, but it was subsequently commandeered in 2009 by the Obama regime (including CIA Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper), which turned Montgomery into a whistleblower who testified that among 600-million pages of documents stored on the program’s 47 hard drives—which were turned over to the FBI—were 10,000 pages of documents regarding Hunter Biden and Joe Biden, including videos and images.
Get the motive for voter fraud now?
Get the fear factor?
Don’t look for any other reason. Trump knows firsthand the depth of their corrupt, seditious and even treasonous acts…and they themselves know it too!
I have independent sources that have long confirmed that this is absolutely spot on. This is something neither Russia nor China could do because they lack the infrastructure that the CIA/NSA has established with taps directly into the trunk lines for communications. Moreover, that was also confirmed by the documents released by Snowden.
It is not the Chinese nor the Russians who they will probably blame, but the homegrown swamp. The real question remains, can they pull this off on a grand scale this time? What they hate about Trump is the same thing they hated about Kennedy – reduce American presence in absurd wars. It was Kennedy who set off a gold panic in 1960 during the debate by saying to support the dollar it would be easy by closing offshore military bases.
Have you noticed how loud and shrill Fake News has become in these last days before the election? The polls are screaming Biden ahead, Trump way behind. The polls were wrong in 2016 and are wrong in 2020. We have a new factor, the “shy” Trump voter thrown into the mix. Shy Trump voters won’t talk to pollsters and when they do, they tell the pollsters that they are voting Biden. When you see what the left has done to Trump supporters, harassment and physical violence, you can understand why the Shy Trump voter holds his cards close.
So it comes down to this: who are you gonna believe? The Fake News and rigged pollsters, or your lying eyes?
What my “lying” eyes see are huge Trump crowds at Trump’s rallies, er “peaceful protests.” People lining up for hours and even days before the rally starts, crowds lining the roads to just get a glimpse of the President when he drives by. Boat parades, car parades, even Amish buggy Trump support parades. The most recent Trump car caravan stretched over 6 miles!
America loves the President and the President loves America!
Compare that to the ‘enthusiasm” for the Biden campaign. You know Joe’s in trouble when they drag out Obama, who spoke to about 100 cars at his event. Obama, the poster boy for the Democrats, can’t even draw more than a hundred people now. Biden has spoken to “crowds” of 12. Their excuse? “We don’t want these to be super spreader events!” Yeah, right.
Meanwhile, consecutive nights of rioting are happening in Philadelphia.
Mobs vs. Jobs.
Law and order vs lawlessness.
America First vs. China First.
The American people know, they want their country back. They know the Democrats are no longer the party of JFK, but the party of Mao and Stalin, radical America hating communists who want to control every aspect of your lives.
And so the Great Red Wave of 2020 rises….
Please vote for President Trump, vote like your life depends on it. Vote like your children’s lives depends on it…vote like your grandchildren’s lives depends on it….because they do.
One gets the sense we are closer to a dictatorship than most think.
Twitter, Google, Facebook, and others now appear to be working in overdrive to block content, prevent free speech, report only what suits them, in an effort to sway voters and build momentum for a Biden win.
Surely, anyone with a brain today can see governors and others at the municipal level are part of the effort to restrict movement, impose ridiculous rules that suffocate business, and instill fear. One imagines these people will be handsomely rewarded with bailouts at the state level. At the Federal level, one can project many of these governors will end up in Biden’s cabinet, rewarded for their loyalty.
There is nothing worse than using public office to commit crimes, outright fraud against the public, using taxpayer money to prevent people from living their lives, taking their property, allowing rioting and the destruction of property…all in the name of “public safety”.
I don’t know how we ever recover from this. One thing is clear…you can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube after what they have done this year.
REPLY #1: Socrates warned that the 2020 election would be the most corrupt in history. I really do not think even I could have forecast to what extent these people have gone. We are definitely in a battle for our freedom. You have people who just hate Trump and will vote for Biden only for that reason. They have been manipulated by all the fakes news from RussiaGate to Impeachment and everything in between. Honestly, Trump has been amazing insofar as to have been attacked so intensely from every side and he is still standing. Bannon said if Trump loses, he will run against in 2024. I think they would kill him openly and fear nothing about prosecution anymore.
COMMENT #2: Dear Martin, Bill Gates’ CO2 and population obsession is bizarre. The first person link CO2 with population and claim that they were bad was Günther Schwab-the Nazi environmentalist. Bill wants people to stop eating meat and eat plant substitutes. Wasn’t Hitler a vegetarian ? Klaus Schwab’s insistence on “stakeholder capitalism” sounds similar to Hitler’s pronouncements on how “industry, the nation, and community[ should work in harmony “in a spirit of sacrifice” (Mein Kampf). You add in the fetishes for medical experimentation, totalitarian surveillance, ‘hygiene’, ‘living space’/social distancing, and a desire for “papers please !” social control, one is left to ask: are these people actual NAZIS in sheep’s clothing?
Klaus’ haughty demeanor and sardonic sneer does make him look like one out of central casting. I guess their refrain is “This time we are going to get it right”. General Patton and your father may have defeated them militarily, but apparently, the ideology lives on repacked with a PR update. What irony. Boris Johnson is allowing them to do to Britain what his idol Churchill never would have: Nazis take over without even firing a shot. K
REPLY #2: Schwab is an academic and therein lies the problem. He is buddy-buddy with Thomas Picketty and the two envision Marxist Utopia. They think with them in charge, they will make it work at last. Schwab is also buddy-buddy with Christine Legard and they talk regularly. She was the first floating Green bond! Boris Johnson is an absolute disgrace. He is already saying he will retire next year because he cannot live on his meager salary. He has been bought and paid for. His goal is to not just crush Britain to join Schwab’s Great Reset but to terminate BREXIT.
COMMENT #3 Martin,
The Google whistleblower, Zach Vorhies, posted this video of what looks like someone recording themselves invalidating the vote of random people.
We have trillions of dollars to waste on useless crap, yet can’t utilize the latest blockchain technology to create a cheat-proof election and voter ID system. I think George Carlin would have some words to say about that if he were still alive.
REPLY #3: I am not confident that Trump will win despite the fact that the computer shows he SHOULD! I am very concerned the election will he stolen and mainstream media will declare Biden the winner and everything breaks down from here on out.
COMMENT #4: Sir,
It’s interesting how history rhymes. In Rome, Cicero and the fake news. I can’t recall if there was rioting or censorship but probably. Caesar was the “savior” of the people. It ended in an Empire. In Germany in the 30s there was propaganda, crystal night ( looting etc) and book burning ( censorship). Hitler was the ‘savior ‘ of the German people. It morphed into a dictatorship. Today we have fake news, rioting via BLM and censorship. YouTube only lets WHO/Gates related material be shown and censors others viewpoints. The media to include Facebook also censors it as well. Now Amazon.com also performs censorship by not publishing/removing non party (Gates/WHO) materials. So, what type of government are you seeing we will finally have?
Keep up the good work
PS Hope to finally shake your hand at WEC 2020
REPLY #4: We are headed in the same direction. I put all the arrays on politics in that report out for 12 years. You will see why I have been saying that I was afraid of what comes AFTER Trump. I also am deeply concerned that there will no longer be elections post-2024. Biden is a place-holder. He has always been for sale to the highest bidder. The most corrupt always rise to the top – not the cream. They are amending the Constitution because just in case Biden is a problem, they can remove him as mentally incompetent. They have been attacking Trump even before he was elected. This is a serious plot to take over the world and redesign it their way. They will fail and the financial capital of the world will move to China. They are destroying Western culture and they have brainwashed people to vote for Biden only because they hate Trump. They have no idea that they are joining this conspiracy against their own freedom. This is not Democrat v Republican. This is a full-0blown Marxist takeover of the entire world – not just the USA. Anyone who says that they call a “conspiracy theorist” which is a label they are now using so they do not have to answer the substance.
COMMENT #5: Hi Marty Thank you for answering my last question about daily closing. Really appreciated.
I see a lot of messaging about the big bang reset of libor to this other system which could cause a crash. At least there is a lot of speculation around this event. How would that work? Thank you for your answer kind regards Xander
REPLY #5: I think that is overstated and will end up like all other things that were supposed to blow up the system like the Y2K Scare which was a phenomenon at the turn of the 21st century where computer users and programmers feared that computers would stop working on December 31, 1999. The phenomenon was also referred to as the “Millennium Bug” or Year 2000 problem” by technology experts. This one will have minor problems as well.
COMMENT #6: “Land of the Free….some restrictions may apply…void where prohibited.”
REPLY #6: Very true!
COMMENT #7: Hi Mr. Armstrong, I read recently that the US markets will look forward to a Biden victory because it will mean the distribution of socialist largesse which could raise the markets, if only in the short term. I would welcome your thoughts on this. Thanks for all you do
REPLY #7: Biden is going to raise taxes on everyone earning $400,000 or more PER HOUSEHOLD! Even liberal Stanford University’s Hoover Institution latest report projects that Mr. Biden’s taxation, insurance, regulatory, and energy proposals would combine to reduce full-time equivalent employment by about 3%, or 4.9 million jobs. The Biden program also would shrink real gross domestic product per capita by 8% and the capital stock per person by 15%, resulting in a $6,500 hit by 2030 in median income per household. Biden will push the New Green Deal. Our models show we are moving economically into a decline as we head into 2022. There is no way Biden will be good for the economy. That is propaganda. A vote for Biden in 2020, shows that will become the biggest regret by 2022.
Bill Gates and MIT unveil quantum dot technology to mark children’s skin so they can be scanned for vaccine compliance and anything else to be determined later. The MIT researchers have been funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Cancer Institute. This new technology uses nano-crystal dyes called quantum microdots. These patterns of dye contain data that can for now mark that a vaccine has been received into the person’s body.
This pattern of dye is embedded under the skin as a vaccine is injected into the human recipient. Therefore, these dots can be injected into the body without our knowledge or consent under laws being prepared in many countries. These dots are bio-compatible micro-particles that are 20 microns in diameter. This arrangement allows the dye to remain fixed in place under the skin upon injection.
There is a much grander agenda going on. Bill Gates does not want to increase the world population, he was raised to worry about it. Simply put, I find it inconsistent that this guy is really trying to help humanity rather than limit the population when he is also developing chips that remotely control birth. Gates has been focused on India and Africa to reduce population growth.
This is why Republic forms of government are so dangerous. He only has to bribe politicians to create a totalitarian state. Democracy is where the PEOPLE decide these issue on a direct vote. This is why I am against career politicians of any party. They are for sale to the highest bidder.Categories:Disease
In yet another transparent effort to support Joe Biden, the presidential debate commission has announced they will mute microphones during the two minute answer sessions as part of a strategy to assist the promotion of disinformation.
(Via New York Post) The Commission on Presidential Debates has decided to mute microphones to allow each candidate the opportunity for uninterrupted remarks during this week’s final forum.
The mute button will be featured at the start of each 15-minute segment during opening comments, according to the commission. After that time, both mics will be turned on without a mute option to enable debate. (read more)