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Thursday, November 05, 2020

Election Fraud

Claims of election fraud where there is none are bad for Democracy. But actual fraud—manufactured ballots, purposeful miscounts, barring observers of one political party from vetting the counting process, claims of voter turnout that strain credulity, counting ballots that cannot be validated by signature or by other means—all  are VERY bad for democracy.

Because the Democrats are ahead in the electoral count at the moment (and possibly in a winning position) they have become sanctimonious (what else is new). Their primary talking point is that "all votes must be counted." That's true, but their august statement of the obvious needs to be modified. To wit:

"All valid and legal votes need to be counted." 

That means that the provenance of all traunches of votes "found" after the close of the polls needs to be established. For example, there was a report that a traunch of 20+ thousand votes were submitted in Philadelphia—100% for Biden. That strains credulity. There are reports that 89% of the voters in WS voted in this election. That strains credulity. And on and on.

The Democrats prepared the battlefield months ago by having their trained hamsters in the media claim that "there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in U.S. elections." They say this with a certainty that is typically condescending, but that claim also strains credulity. Sure, it's VERY hard to uncover clear evidence of fraud and it's unnecessary when voting margins are large because the fraud doesn't make a difference. 

But when margins are thin, fraud matters—a lot. Claiming that there is no widespread voter fraud is the same as claiming that there is no widespread Medicare/Medicaid abuse or that there is no collusion between defense contractors and the government to ensure high prices and unnecessary contracts. We all know it's out there, even if it's hard to prove. In fact, there's a disincentive within the swamp for proving it at all.

If the Democrats really do believe that "all valid and legal votes need to be counted" they will respect the fact that over 68 million Americans who cast their vote for Donald Trump want that to happen; that invalid votes for Trump and Biden must be rejected to ensure the integrity of the election, and that court challenges are not about "sore losers" but about a demand for accountability when one party controls the counting process as is the case in Atlanta, in Detroit, in Philadelphia, among other big cities.

If that happens and Biden wins, so be it. But if it doesn't happen, there will be trouble ahead.


Those of us who are uneasy about the potential for voter fraud can be excused for noting that statistically, errors should be random, advantaging both parties equally. In fact errors that are uncovered and "corrected" seem to have originally favored only the Democrats. That strains credulity.

John Davidson provides a a number of examples including this one:

As reporters and commentators went to bed early Tuesday morning, all three states were too close to call, but President Trump led former Vice President Joe Biden by comfortable margins—far beyond what had been predicted in the polls. None of the networks called these states because enough mail-in ballots remained uncounted that it could swing either way, but Trump’s position looked good.

Then, something strange happened in the dead of the night. In both Michigan and Wisconsin, vote dumps early Wednesday morning showed 100 percent of the votes going for Biden and zero percent—that’s zero, so not even one vote—for Trump.

In Michigan, Biden somehow got 138,339 votes and Trump got none, zero, in an overnight vote-dump.

When my Federalist colleague Sean Davis noted this, Twitter was quick to censor his tweet, even though all he had done was compare two sets of vote totals on the New York Times website. And he wasn’t the only one who noticed—although on Wednesday it appeared that anyone who noted the Biden vote dump in Michigan was getting censored by Twitter.

Similar things are happening in WS, in PA, and I suspect, in NV. Mistakes do happen, but they NEVER happen only in one direction—that being, in favor of the Dems. That's what's happening now and it is suspicious. It is inconceivable that 138,339 ballots or any other number greater than say, 1000, would be 100% in favor of either Biden or Trump. Absolutely inconceivable. Yet, that's what Democrat polling operators in major cities and Dem counties would have us believe.

Davidson concludes with this:

Unless election officials in Michigan and Wisconsin can explain the overnight vote-dumps and, in Michigan, the “typo” that appeared to benefit Biden, and Pennsylvania officials can explain their rationale for counting ballots with no postmark, the only possible conclusion one can come to right now is that Democrats are trying to steal the election in the Midwest.

And for those who contend that the Democrats would never do something like this, it might be worth recalling that for over two years the Dems knowingly and enthusiastically promulgated the false narrative that Trump colluded with the Russians and then impeached him for a bogus claim of obstruction of justice. If they could do that, how hard would it be to encourage a few "mistakes" in the vote count?


And this from John Hinderaker:

News outlets tell us that President Trump underperformed in key midwestern states, compared with 2016. But that isn’t exactly true. Take Wisconsin: four years ago, Trump carried the state with 1,405,284 votes. This year, with 99% of the vote tabulated, Trump had 1,610,007 votes, more than 200,000 more votes than he received four years ago. Yet, we are told, he lost the state to the inept Joe Biden. 

That seems unlikely. There were 3,684,726 registered voters in Wisconsin going into Election day. The total votes recorded in Wisconsin were 3,240,549. That would give Wisconsin a turnout of 88%. According to Ballotpedia, no American state in the period 2002-2018 has ever achieved a turnout rate of 80% or higher. For purposes of comparison, in 2016 Wisconsin had a 67 percent turnout rate. If you are credulous, you can believe that 21% more Wisconsinites voted this year, compared with the red-hot election of four years ago, and 248,000 more Wisconsinites turned out to vote for the charismatic Joe Biden this year than voted for Hillary Clinton four years ago. I think those numbers are almost certainly false, the result of ballot manipulation.

The Gateway Pundit has more on this issue. It says that seven Democratic wards in Milwaukee reported more votes than registered voters, while 90 Milwaukee wards reported turnouts of more than 90%. Altogether, the City of Milwaukee reported a “record turnout of 84 percent.” That includes, of course, registered voters who have died, moved elsewhere, and so on.

If the situation were reversed and these strange results disadvantaged Biden, you can bet your life the mainstream media would be mobilized full force to investigate. But now -- nothing to see here, move along. Ummm ... no.

And this: