Let’s do a thought exercise.
Republicans believe there was errors with the counting process. It could be from inadequate access as poll watchers, counting machines, markers, etc.
So, what do intellectually honest people do, even those who disagree with you?
They agree to a recount because ultimately, if we as a society cannot count ballots then we have lost all the underpinnings of a Republic.
So, the recount begins.
There’s some hand-wringing over some ballots. Emotions get high, maybe even a few ballot initiatives or local level races change. But, the election for president most likely wouldn’t change because President Trump lost by too many votes in too many places to have the odds favor him.
This is what would happen under a normal scenario in a normal world. Counting and recounting should be so simple that children can do it (hence the intro image).
But these aren’t normal times and we live in a clown world.
The Clown World
I’d like to believe there was a point in time that everyone could agree that our elections should be legitimate where every voter can cast a ballot and have it counted accurately.
It turns out, this is not true. Case in point.
There was apparently a clerical error where something like 125,000 ballots were reported to the media as being cast for Biden with 0 for Trump. Ultimately, the true number was around 1,250.
This error was very quickly discovered by Republicans but the media immediately jumped to defend any question of this as ludicrous.
Turned out it wasn’t a ridiculous question to ask because it actually was an error.
I’m willing to accept the explanation of an honest clerical error. I think it’s crazy that an error like this can happen in 2020, but errors do happen.
The point is, if an obvious error of 120,000 votes doesn’t raise any scrutiny at all by the main stream media, then I ask this simple question.
How many inaccurate/fraudulent/irregular votes are needed for them to have some curiosity to investigate it?
Clearly the answer is greater than 120,000. That’s why this is a clown world where nothing matters other than having your guy win at any and all costs.
Hope is Not a Course of Action
A recount is a simple process that checks for misplaced ballots, forgotten memory cards, and that the voting machines accurately tally every ballot put through. There may be some issues over a few ballots, but by and far that is a small number.
In Florida in 2000 in came down to 537 votes.
My critics may say that there is no evidence of this being widespread (and that’s true because no one is really looking for the evidence), just the fact that it’s possible is the issue.
The fact of the matter is our entire electoral process depends almost entirely on the honor system. In an age of instant movement of people, information, and ideas, an honor based system for voting is simply not capable of keeping up with shifting threats of fraud or irregularities.
Additionally, while I don’t believe top level politicians are specifically planning any sort of fraudulent activities, they create the environment that allows it to happen. You can call it – running interference, turning a blind eye, top cover, or any number of other names. But it’s all the same.
All it means is the lower level people know they can get away with things as long as they keep it secret because the top brass will never come looking for it. In a deployed environment things such as alcohol use, pornography, fraternization, and other behaviors against UCMJ are rarely looked for.
The unwritten rule is if you get caught you know you’ll get punished.
The key is that no one is really trying to catch you.
If someone comes snooping around, the leadership will show no interest in looking for it. If it’s blatantly in the open then the leadership has no choice but to punish, but that’s it.
Now, we live in a world of widespread mail in ballots which are widely accepted as the least secure form of voting. Evidence abounds, but an obvious example was where 2 men fraudulently registered 8,000 voters in California.
Imagine this playing out in various cities and counties across the entire country.
Now imagine a world where partisans on one side are running interference (the media) while officials show zero interest in investigating.
Mail in Ballots
Now to the final point – The damage is done already.
Mail in ballots, once separated from their 2 envelopes, are now indistinguishable from any other ballot. All of the (few) protective measures have been discarded and there is no way to know any longer.
Perhaps that’s why there was a widespread rush to count votes with no oversight? They knew if they could get through it once then no amount of lawsuits could actually uncover the issue.
While that’s pure speculation, the fact that it can even be logically and legitimately speculated undermines the integrity of our elections.
Therefore, the damage is already done and a Biden presidency can never be considered legitimate.
Since the media has framed Biden as the winner, if Trump pulls this off at the SCOTUS and wins, they’ve already framed Trump as illegitimate. The other half of the country will never come to terms with it.
Regardless of the outcome, America is weaker today than it was a few weeks ago. Our enemies are laughing because this time around they didn’t even have to meddle. The democrats and the media have done the meddling for them.