Grand Jury POWER

PDF document (also linked at the bottom of this page):

Grand Jury Power to be attached with a Petition or Complaint

For links to the Civil Grand Jury Complaint Form and Info for YOUR county, click this link:


What is a ‘Civil Grand Jury’, and what is this “POWER” ?

Every county in California is required by the state Constitution to have a grand jury. The grand jury has investigative authority, and with subpoena power, acts as a “watchdog”, over county operations. The grand jury members are charged to look for “willful misconduct in office by public officers.” (P.C. §919) The grand jury has the power to “act to remove” corrupt government officials from office using an “Accusation” (Calif. Gov. Code §3060.) In some situations, the grand jury can work toward imprisonment for corruption. The grand jury can investigate:

  • The operations of the county
  • The equipment of the county
  • The written procedures/ policies of the county
  • The personnel of the county (Including paid poll workers, & “Poll Trainers.”)
  • Corporations under contract to perform election services, like ES&S, Diebold, Dominion, Sequoia, Hart-Civic.
  • Any corporation under contract to perform on-line registration;

In short, the CIVIL grand jury can investigate the entire election process from corporate contractors performing registration, to poll workers, to the counting of the vote; even the county election clerk. The grand jury can even grab ballots and do a recount. That is, if they know and exercise their full power.

These grand juries are already convened, and are comprised of 19-21 “everyday citizens” (fewer in smaller counties). The members of the grand jury serve a 1 year term. A new grand jury, in each county, began its term on July 1st. This means with a fresh grand jury, if we are first in-line with the “Petition”/ “Complaint”, then, the MATTER may be taken up quickly, and investigated. (When a grand jury is investigating a situation, it is called a “Matter”, not a case, thus displaying a completely different operation than the courts, or a lawsuit.)

Any person can submit a “complaint”, classically known as a “Petition” 1 A petition is where an “everyday person” writes to “everyday people” on a grand jury. Every county has a form you can fill out and attach information.

You do NOT need an attorney to submit a “Petition.” In submitting a petition, one can write on the form, “see the attached letter.” The letter can be written like you write a letter to a friend. After all, one is writing to “everyday people.” The grand jury is allowed to investigate based on the substance received. (Substance over form applies here.) They are even allowed to investigate based upon “hearsay.”

In the complaint/petition, the petitioner can request to appear before the grand jury to explain the situation in more detail. When present before the grand jury, you can submit additional written information to the grand jury.

The petition is mailed to the grand jury foreperson, and in some counties directly to the PO Box of the foreman. The foreman will read the complaint, and is required by state statute to announce it to the grand jury body. The grand jury will then decide if they wish to take-up the MATTER. Then a committee of 3, 4, or 5 volunteers (grand jury members) can be authorized to investigate the matter.

We hope grand jury members walk into their County Election Clerk / Registrar of Voters office, and start asking questions… who, what, why, where, when, & how, etc…. When a few grand jury members are in the County Clerk’s office asking questions, it would not be surprising if a few whistleblowers come forward, as their conscience bothers them. In addition, a list of poll workers can be obtained for questioning. Or, instead of going to the clerk’s office, the grand jury could subpoena election staff, (including poll workers) and start asking questions.

When the grand jury has completed their investigation, they can write a “Report”, a “Presentment”, and under special circumstances, may get with the DA, and direct the preparation of an “Indictment.” A CIVIL grand jury can also file an “Accusation”, noting the corruption and request a judge to remove one from office for “willful misconduct.”

If the situation is urgent, they could file a “Presentment” of their findings with the court, via “Accusation.” They could also do a “Report.” (Notice the word “presentment” in the 5th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In California terms, the “presentment” takes the form of an “Accusation.” See Calif. Gov. Code §3060.)

The grand jury may also choose not to take-up the “Matter. It’s common for the Grand Jury to send a “confirmation of receipt” letter, acknowledging receipt of the petition/ complaint. However, they are not required to do this.

The grand jury may be (and has been in Siskiyou County) “misinformed” of their power by “County Counsel.” This results in a grand jury not investigating corruption. Knowing this, it is important to attach documents with “Complaints” so the grand jury knows and exercises their full power. This power is provided below in a PDF document, entitled “Grand Jury Power.”

Unlike a “Trial Court”, if you know someone on the grand jury you can “Petition” them directly in person. However, the information is a “one-way street”. The statutes bind grand jury members from communicating what is going on during an investigation to curious people. Don’t ask them. They can’t tell you what is going on, when investigating. If you know a grand jury member, and you petition them directly in person, they are required per state statute to declare what they learned to the grand jury body. It is highly suggested that you meet only once with a grand jury member, and provide them documents in that first meeting. Then wait for them to contact you. Do not approach them again. You can provide written information (via mail) to the GJ foreperson. Later, should grand jury members ask you the questions, you can “spill the beans.”

Typically, there is no judge, no prosecutor, or counsel in the CIVIL grand jury room. The grand jury can ask the judge to come in for counsel. The grand jury can also ask “County Counsel” for advice. When the grand jury is deliberating, no one, not even a judge, can be in the grand jury room.

In conclusion, if the grand jury members know their power, are not tampered with by “County Counsel” or a judge, the grand jury could take up the MATTER, investigate expediently, and file a “Presentment”/ “Accusation”, or “Emergency Report” quickly….. this is much faster than a lawsuit.

QUESTION: Knowing of the election fraud mess in California, if you were on a CIVIL grand jury, what would you do? That is, if you understood your full power?

That’s the power of a grand jury…. everyday people performing a “grand inquest.” (So named from the practice beginning over 800 years ago in England…. into the colonies… the 5th Amendment… and the states of today.)

Through the grand jury, government is held accountable. Thus, the grand jury can ensure respect of the people’s will expressed through voting.

For more information, see the PDF document linked below (this document should be attached to ALL “Complaints”/ “Petitions” to a grand jury.)

Fiat Justitia Ruat Coleum*


Grand Jury Power (to be attached with a Petition or Complaint)

For links to the Civil Grand Jury Complaint Form and Info for YOUR county, click this link:


* Fiat Justitia Ruat Coleum: Latin for “Let Justice be done though the heavens fall.”

1 Note the word “Petition” in the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution & the California Constitution Article I §3. The U.S. Supreme court has traced back to England that historically, the “Right of Petition” is to a grand jury. See: Borough of Duryea vs. Guarnieri (No. 09-1476), (2011) (Words of Justice Kennedy, & footnotes by Justice Scalia), & Adderly vs. Florida 385 U.S. (1966) (See comments by Justice William O’ Douglas.)

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