The criminal Joe Biden regime, which aspires to be totalitarian, has shown in Guatemala what it would like to do at home in 2024. The regime has consummated an electoral fraud and installed its communist puppet as president: Bernardo Arévalo. The fraud included manipulated vote tabulation and intimidation of officials who favored free elections.
As Barack Obama’s pointman, Joe Biden leveraged US money to take over Guatemala’s justice system in 2016. US Ambassador Todd Robinson (2014–2017) was Biden’s man on the ground.
Guatemala recovered its justice system in 2021 by appointing to Constitutional Court (CC) magistrates not controlled by the US State Department (DOS). However, those magistrates have caved and enabled the Biden regime’s fraud. They ordered on January 14, in violation of law, the inauguration of Arévalo as president.
The local nonprofit association Liga Pro Patria has reported that personnel of the DOS International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Bureau (INL) under Robinson met with electoral authority (TSE) magistrates prior to the June 25 first round of voting.
After more than 1,000 complaints, the Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) investigated electoral fraud in 2023. DOS countered by falsely claiming Prosecutor General Consuelo Porras had no authority over electoral matters and recruiting influential people to pressure her to resign. The PGO continued and, in a December 8 report, documented extensive electoral crimes.
For example, of the Semilla party’s 25,000 required affiliation forms—the vehicle to get Arévalo on the ballot—more than 8,000 were fraudulent. The TSE destroyed or lost 7,950 original tally sheets, representing more than 2 million votes, which by law had to be stored in sealed boxes. Of those the PGO found, the votes differed from the reported machine count. Further, metadata revealed uploaded votes before polls had closed.
DOS intimidation, including violence by surrogate NGOs—which DOS called peaceful protests—increased as evidence of fraud became apparent. DOS bludgeoned Guatemalans into believing its lies and discarding its laws. If enforced, they would have prevented Arévalo’s inauguration.
Former US Ambassador to Germany and Acting Director of National Intelligence Rick Grenell visited Guatemala last week. He posted on X that he had heard about “State Department officials demanding people support left-wing policies or else … It’s un-American and just may be illegal.… What the Biden team is doing to conservatives in America is exactly what they are doing overseas—through the State Department’s INL and WHA [Western Hemisphere] leadership.”
The Liga has promoted the rule of law in Guatemala for 25 years. On January 9, the Liga filed a petition with the CC based on the PGO report to prevent Arévalo’s inauguration on January 14. The petition said Arévalo’s Semilla party is, as a matter of law, null and void. Its 8,000 falsified affiliation forms did not comply with the law to register as a political party, so its candidate cannot legally become president.
The Liga also told the court that TSE magistrates conspired with Semilla members to commit electoral fraud. The TSE has not been functioning since four of its magistrates fled the country at the end of November. This left insufficient time for Congress and the courts, especially under DOS intimidation, to provide a functioning TSE to annul the election.
National auditors charged four of the five TSE magistrates with embezzlement. Congress, by a two-thirds majority (108 deputies), then lifted the TSE magistrates’ immunity, making them subject to investigation and prosecution.
DOS revoked the US visas of all 108 deputies and their wives. This bolsters the Liga’s charge that the United States was directing the electoral fraud.
The CC did not act on the Liga’s injunction. Instead, the CC ordered Congress to swear in Arévalo. This consummated the Biden regime’s electoral fraud and doomed the CC magistrates to acting like their predecessors: executing DOS’s criminal agenda through illegal rulings.
A government born in criminality will shield its crimes and those of its puppet master, the Biden regime. DOS now has the executive power it has pursued since 2015. DOS will try to consolidate all power in the executive while maintaining the outward appearance of separation of powers.
The Arévalo regime’s most daunting task, for which there is no legal pathway, will be to remove Porras from office before her term expires in May 2026. Porras is the best US ally in the fight against human and narcotics smuggling. The Biden regime has shown it wants those flows to continue.
A congresswoman claimed that the US embassy on January 14 threatened members into supporting Semilla’s congressional leadership slate. This DOS intimidation means Semilla, despite having a minority of less than 15 percent in the Congress, now has legislative power.
The way to keep Arévalo from consolidating dictatorial power would be congressional oversight of the criminals who today run DOS. Then the criminals could not manage Arévalo’s regime. Grenell called for the DOS inspector general to investigate, and Senator Mike Lee stated DOS “is in need of a thorough cleaning.”
Grenell’s and Lee’s comments underline the need for the House to investigate and expose both domestic and foreign weaponization of government. Doing so would educate the public regarding the criminal nature of the Biden regime and the need to end the administrative state’s abuse of power.
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