The media’s apoplexy over the various recounts and court challenges being carried out by the Trump campaign and scores of Republican organizations across the nation reflects their left-wing authoritarian nature.
We often point to rigged elections – dishonest vote counts – in nations with authoritarian rule. It is easy to steal an election when there is no opposition to oversee the voting –or contest the corruption. Or when law the judicial system is loyal to the despot.
Hmmmmmm. That is often the situation in those one-party cities ruled over by Democrat political machines for generations. Maybe that is why they have both the reputation — and the reality — of vote manipulation. Ya think?
Oh, the left goes on and on … and on … with their narratives that President Trump is undermining the Republic … threatening democracy worldwide … and bringing about the downfall of America. It is just another of the BIG LIES that are at the foundation of progressive ideology.
Democrats and their media cohorts proffer that narrative in order to defend another false claim. We have heard over and over … and over … that there is no such thing as vote fraud or cheating. Many of those who are inclined to hate Trump are also inclined to believe such utter nonsense. They are sadly ignorant of the reality of vote manipulation. It is … has been … and likely will be … an evergreen part of our election process. At best we can attempt to limit it – and that can only be done through vigilance.
Does anyone really believe that out of the 150 million votes cast in this last election that there was not a scintilla of cheating? Such Pollyanna thinking is dangerous. It would require an IQ lower than a Winter nighttime temperature in Alaska to believe those claims.
Whether the Republican challenges can overturn the current election results – and I doubt that they will – we should be happy that there are people willing to make it their civic or political duty to produce an honest count – one in which all the LEGAL ballots are counted.
The legal right and ability to challenge election results are essential to maintaining honest elections over time. It is in authoritarian regimes where the right to challenge is brutally denied.
While they will not admit to it, those attempting to shut down the current challenges and recounts by rousing public antagonism are siding with the despots – and undermining some very basic constitutional freedoms.
Most observers believe that all the challenges, recounts and court battles are not likely to favor Trump. So, why is the left hyperventilating so much?
It is quite simple. What will be found is a significant level of vote fraud and manipulation – enough to show the fallacy of the ridiculous claims by the left that vote fraud does not exist. And for that reason alone, the challenges are performing an especially important civic function – a traditional function.
Over the entire course of the Republic, civic-minded citizens have taken upon themselves to oversee elections AND to challenge announced results when they thought necessary.
Thousands of civic, fraternal and business organizations have made it part of their mission – and in some cases, the entire mission – to combat vote fraud. They would not be doing that without evidence of observable chicanery.
With the left dangerously trying to lull the public into passive complacency, it is more important than ever to mount challenges and expose the wrongdoing – even if we cannot always identify the wrongdoers or overturn an election. The less we monitor our elections – and the less we challenge results that appear suspicious – the more corruption that will enter our electoral system.
From what we have already seen, it is obvious that there are voting irregularities of all kinds. Democrat policies have significantly weakened the security of our elections by providing more opportunities for cheating. It is important to document the new dangers – and to apply corrective measures. This makes civic vigilance all the more important.
If we are to keep vote fraud to a minimum, the right to challenge results should be an important part of our civic duty – something to celebrate as much as we celebrate the right to vote, itself. And we should be suspect of those who discourage and demean such vigilance.
So, there ‘tis.