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Dispiriting: Voter Ignorance Still Reigns

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Published on: November 5, 2020

As I write this, it is with the knowledge that by the time this column is published, we will almost certainly not have a clear winner of the presidency of the United States as a result of Tuesday’s general election. As indicated last week in this space, the sense of urgency surrounding the general election was palpable, and only time will tell whether this translated into the wholesale mobilization of voters that was hoped for on both sides.

While many Americans expressed surprise and outrage that they didn’t go to bed Tuesday night or wake on Wednesday morning with a clear winner, the fact that the presidency and other races remain “too close to call” should not have been entirely unexpected. Considering the current political climate, it was largely predictable that anything other than a landslide of indisputable proportions was going to lead to contention in the election’s outcome.

As the Trump and Biden camps gear up for legal challenges, and with votes still being counted, of course, the question of whether voter fraud played a part in the balloting has arisen, and will undoubtedly influence how events unfold in the coming days (and perhaps weeks).

In my view, a better question is not whether voter fraud played a part in the balloting, but how much voter fraud played a part in the balloting. Why? Two reasons. The first is because the character of those on the left lends itself to disreputable undertakings. We know that at this point, the Democratic leadership in Washington is largely comprised of socialists and functional Marxists, for whom an “ends justify the means” modality is standard operating procedure.

The second is that the deportment of elected Democrats, the Washington establishment and their surrogates since Trump took office made it quite plain that there was no lie too big to tell, no accusation too scurrilous to level and no conspiracy theory too outlandish to float in their efforts to oust the president. These combined with the increase in mail-in balloting, reports of registered voters receiving pre-filled ballots in the mail and similar shenanigans lend credence to the contention that voter fraud was probably rampant in this election.

Given the above, were I our president, I would not even consider conceding the race until a clear winner is validated by a reputable governing authority. Given the stakes, I am sure that Joe Biden’s handlers are giving him similar advice.

While the positive tone of President Trump’s campaign was clearly evidenced leading up to the election, the Biden-Harris ticket had no self-affirming messages – only boilerplate, pie-in-the-sky lies, promises of high-ticket handouts and sticking it to “the Man.” The message of the left at large was twofold: incessant articulation of the imperative for removing Trump at all cost, and a clear intention to burn the country down if the election failed to turn out as they’d like.

Article posted with permission from Erik Rush


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