Democrats have been strategically scaring the nation into believing that this election will be chaotic – a constitutional crisis – because of what President Trump may do to win or might do if he loses. They even suggest – even outright claim – that Trump will not leave the Oval Office if he loses the election. That is utterly absurd, but they obviously believe in the ignorance and gullibility of the Democrat base.
We have to keep in mind that it is the Democrat and the left-wing media that did not accept the results of the 2016 election. They declared Trump to be an illegitimate President and commenced an unprecedented campaign of opposition – even attempting to remove Trump from office – under the banner of the #NeverTrump Resistance Movement. Republican apostate and MSNBC payroller Michael Steele went so far as to declare that the people should not treat Trump as a real President “because he is not” – and the media should not report what he says. That is cancel culture on steroids.
With the support of the elitist media, Trump’s political enemies carried out a conspiracy theory motivated two-year investigation – falsely alleging that the Trump campaign criminally conspired with the Russians (ultimately disproven by the Mueller Investigation) – and the most political and baseless impeachment in American history.
The Democrats and the left-wing media are already queuing up the specious narratives for a chaotic election. There are three principle thrusts – and all of them require mendaciously redefining normal and legal actions – quite common, in fact – as sinister plots.
Trump will rig the election
Because of the scope of the vote, it is exceedingly difficult – but not impossible – to change the proper outcome of a presidential election by various nefarious means. In the historic record, there have only been two presidential elections that may have been decided wrongly because of political chicanery. The first was the 1876 election in the Electoral College of Republican President Rutherford B. Hayes over Democrat Samuel J. Tilden. The final and deciding electoral vote was determined by a deal in which Hayes agreed to remove federal troops from the unrepentant south in return for the necessary electoral votes to be elected President. That deal – The Compromise of 1877 – led to the violent takeover of the old Confederacy by the Democratic Party and 100 years of tragic Negro oppression.
The second was the 1960 election of President Kennedy. Historians are mostly in agreement that vote fraud by the Chicago Daley Machine and the political forces of then-Senator and Democrat vice presidential candidate Lyndon Johnson led to the illegal flipping of electoral votes of Illinois and Texas – providing the young senator with the win in the Electoral College.
Modern day Democrats constantly warn of the risk of voter oppression – especially involving Black and Hispanic voters. The problem with that theory is that the actual statistics indicate that Black and Hispanic voters are casting ballots in much higher numbers than they had previously. And even if you were to believe that massive voter oppression exists, there is no evidence that it was a factor in deciding any election – at least not since the racist Democrats got booted out of the South. If there is some organized and strategic nefarious voter suppression, it is one of the most failed gambits in political history.
What is ignored is the prospect of the casting of millions of illegal ballots giving an unearned victory to the Biden/Harris team in the Electoral College. By the estimation of the liberal Pew Research, there could be as many as 20 million ballots in circulation that could be cast by – or in the name of – individuals who are either dead or not legally eligible to vote. Absentee balloting – even no excuse absentee balloting – is not the major problem. Although it can be a marginal problem. That is because individuals must REQUEST a ballot. The more troublesome practice – which Democrats are aggressively pursuing – is the sending out millions of unsolicited ballots – including to those 20 million folks about which Pew Research warned.
There is likely to be a lot of confusion, chaos and controversy over the upcoming election because there will be a lot of improper ballots to be challenged for a lot of good reasons. Placing the emphasis on vote-by-mail, the Democrats and their media buddies have all but assured the confusion, chaos and controversy.
But thank God for the Electoral College. Despite all the chaos, the court battles and the accusations of vote fraud, the EC assures that there will be a legitimate President to take the oath of office on Inauguration Day. Without that bit of Founders’ genius, the chaos, the court battles and the accusations of vote fraud could go on for months – without a legitimate President to transition into that office.
Trump will not accept the results of the election
Those advancing the propaganda that Trump will not leave office in some dictatorial fashion give the impression that the President will simply refuse to accept the results of the election and hang around the Oval Office with his feet on the desk. That is such an absurd scenario that is it shameful that there are some people – so hateful of Trump or just plain stupid — that will actually believe it.
What they are really referring to is the possibility that Trump and the Republicans may challenge some voting in the courts – if they believe that there might have been outcome-altering mistakes or mischief. The left will recast that traditional, legal and common practice into a sinister plot.
In other words, what the Al Gore Democrats did in 2000 – and political parties and candidates have done thousands of times over the years – will be deemed a sinister move only because those legal rights might be exercised by the much-hated Donald Trump.
This becomes a likely scenario because of the changes that we have made – and are making today – in our election procedures. Think about it. We live in an age of communication in which technology operates at the speed of light – and yet we are facing the likelihood of having the most unsettled and prolonged vote count in modern history. It was not long ago, when the outcome of our elections was declared within hours – even minutes – of the polls closing on the west coast.
Today, it is possible that there will not even be an “unofficial” result for days or weeks … or months … after what we once called Election Day. Sometimes progress is going back to what worked – but that is a discussion for another time. In the meantime, it appears that the Democrats are going to use the election chaos and confusion — for which they are largely responsible — as a political weapon to be used against Trump and Republican candidates.
Declaring martial law
Among the possibilities that Democrats are promoting – as utterly ridiculous as it is – is that Trump will declare martial law. Now the implication is … is … Hell, I have no idea what that means. Are they saying that somehow Trump will put U.S. Marshals in front of polling places to block voters? Will they be seizing ballot boxes and dump them in the river – one of the tactics of the old Chicago Democrat political machine?
Of course, this is nothing more than the current level of anti-Republican HYPER hyperbole. It is not the sort of stuff any rational person would believe – or any rational political figure would assert. But these are not rational times.
The strategy is not entirely foolish. Evil and ugly, yes, But not foolish. You can almost believe that they will declare ANY use of U.S. Marshals as evidence of declaring martial law.
Allow me to explain.
It is not uncommon for U.S. Marshals to be placed in polling places where there has been evidence of irregularities with bipartisan oversight in order TO PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF THE BALLOTING. They do not operate as some sort of stormtroopers for one political faction or another.
Because of the high incidents of vote stealing in Chicago, voter integrity groups with which I had been associated – such as Project LEAP (Legal Elections in All Precincts), the City Club of Chicago, the Better Government Association and the League of Women Voters – often joined forces to call on the Justice Department to send in U.S. Marshals to supervise election in a number of high vulnerable precincts. Those requests were almost always agreed to.
If … and that is a big IF … U.S. Marshals are needed and requested based on any record of vote fraud, that is NOT a declaration of martial law. If the request comes from Democrats to address what they allege to be voter suppression, it will be heralded in the media as the proper role for the good and honest members of the U.S. Marshal’s service.
If, however, the request is made to address the traditional practices of the big city Democrat machines, expect Democrat leaders and their media allies to be screaming MARTIAL LAW imposed by that dictator in the Oval Office. That is what they seem to be teeing up to do.
I understand that Democrat leaders and the crony press will pooh-pooh my suggestion of the very existence of vote fraud. They can preach their biased gospel all they want, but I am more than confident that most of those reading my commentary will know full well – having seen or experienced large-scale vote fraud – that vote fraud does exist. As Lincoln wisely noted, you just cannot fool all the people all the time.
And as far as Trump holding office after it has been FINALLY established that he lost the vote – and more importantly the Electoral College tally – that is more a script for a B-rated movie than real life in America. Even obsessive Trump hatred should not create such fools.
So, there ‘tis.