Well, the real fight over the election starts. "Decision Desk HQ announced just before 9 a.m. that 'Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President of the United States of America,'" reports Gateway Pundit, adding that "[t]he announcement came after they called Pennsylvania for Biden, putting their electoral vote total for the creepy candidate at 273." Apparently, "Biden took a lead of 5,587 votes in PA on Friday morning after thousands of mail-in ballots were counted."
Earlier this morning the media had already been crowing that Biden is about to be proclaimed the winner of this year's presidential election. The Daily Mail proclaims in its headline, "Joe Biden is hours from victory after he overtakes Donald Trump in Pennsylvania and Georgia - where a RECOUNT is called - but President says the election is 'not over' after incredible rant claiming conspiracy against him." The Chicago Sun Times has run an AP article that reports:
With his pathway to reelection appearing to greatly narrow, Trump was testing how far he could go in using the trappings of presidential power to undermine confidence in the vote.
On Thursday, he advanced unsupported accusations of voter fraud to falsely argue that his rival was trying to seize power in an extraordinary effort by a sitting American president to sow doubt about the democratic process.
The Washington Post exalts that "Biden overtakes Trump in Pennsylvania and Georgia," while claiming that "President Trump’s statement in the White House briefing room on Thursday evening was a litany of falsehoods and grievances, with some baseless conspiracy theories thrown in for good measure," and "[i]n a speech of historic dishonesty, Trump tried to reinforce his long-planned effort to retain power." The Los Angeles Times chortles about Biden taking the lead in Pennsylvania and Georgia, noting in a headline that "Late-night ballot counting puts Biden on path to victory." How true that is.
Yet the Democrats would have us believe that "... The GOP Had A Great Election Night Except For President?" But that is because many of the miracle ballots that showed up only had votes as to the president, not any of the down-ballot races. There just wasn't time to mark all of the selections.
The media has run all sorts of stories that would lead you to believe that voter fraud is nigh impossible, such as this one from C-NET or this one from The Atlantic. NBC News assures us that ballots are not being found, they are merely being counted. Yet there are all sorts of signs that fraud has been perpetrated.
You have probably already seen Larry Correia's analysis of the election fraud, "The 2020 Election: Fuckery Is Afoot." If not, go and read the whole thing. The short version, however:
The massive turn out alone is a red flag.
But as for doing better…
The late night spikes that were enough to close all the Trump leads are a red flag.
The statistically impossible breakdown of the ratios of these vote dumps is a red flag.
The ratios of these dumps being far better than the percentages in the bluest of blue cities, even though the historical data does not match, red flag.
The ratios of these vote dumps favoring Biden more in these few battlegrounds than the ratio for the rest of the country (even the bluest of the blue) red flag.
Biden outperforming Obama among these few urban vote dumps, even though Trump picked up points in every demographic group in the rest of the country, red flag.
The poll observers being removed. Red flag.
The counters cheering as GOP observers are removed, red flag.
The fact that the dem observers outnumber the GOP observers 3 to 1, red flag (and basis of the first lawsuit filed)
The electioneering at the polls (on video), red flag.
The willful violation of the court order requiring the separation of ballots by type, red flag.
USPS whistleblower reporting to the Inspector General that today they were ordered to backdate ballots to yesterday, red flag.
The video of 2 AM deliveries of what appear to be boxes of ballots with no chain of custody or other observers right before the late night miracle spikes, red flag.
Any of those things would be enough to trigger an audit in the normal world. This many flags and I’d be giggling in anticipation of catching some thieves.
And it isn’t that I have to do better. I’m just an gen pop observer who happens to be a retired auditor with a finely tuned bullshit detector. This is going to the courts.
As another example, he notes that the counties in Wisconsin that registered the huge vote dumps has 200% turnout! He finishes his article by opining that "[t]he only thing I do know for certain is that this election is so fucked up it is just going to make America’s two halves hate each other even more."
The Gateway Pundit has been doing an excellent job of collecting and reporting incidents of election fraud. Some of its headlines:
- "‘I Can’t Believe What I’m Seeing – This is a Coup’ – Registered Democrat and Poll Watcher Details Corruption at Philly Vote Counting Center (VIDEO)" where a poll watcher notes that the GOP watchers have been kept so far away from where the counting is going that they cannot engage in any meaningful oversight.
- "EXCLUSIVE: Poll Watcher in Michigan Kicked Out of Detroit Hall But Not Before They Obtained Evidence of Potential Fraud", explaining how a poll watcher was kicked out after taking a photograph of one of computer screens tallying votes. The reason, the article notes, is because "[y]ou can read seven out of eight voter names listed on the screen image below – all their birthdays showed as January 1, 1900."
- "This Is Interesting: Internet Sleuths Were Using Michigan Govt. Website to Check for Dead Voters — So the Website Was Shut Down".
- "BREAKING: Pennsylvania Democrats Create Nearly 700,000 Votes To Put Joe Biden In Lead Since Election". This article notes:
On election night President Trump had an insurmountable lead in Pennsylvania. There was no way he could legitimately lose according to analysts.
Even with mail in ballots and massive voter fraud, the Democrats couldn’t recover. Then at about 11 o’clock at night, the state decided to shut down and call it a day. We still have no information on who made this decision or why it occurred.
On Wednesday morning the day after the election, it was reported that with 64% of the votes counted President Trump had lead of 675,012 with 2,965,636 votes to Biden’s 2,290,624 votes.
Since Wednesday we reported numerous incidents in Pennsylvania where the Democrats were attempting to steal the election. The Democrats won’t let Republicans or the press in to observe their corruption:
Last night the Democrat steal was complete.
This morning Pennsylvania reports that the old and senile Biden somehow pulled out Pennsylvania too. As of this morning FOX News is reporting that Joe Biden is up by 6,826 votes with 3,297,614 votes to Trump’s 3,290,788.
- "North Carolina Announced 100% of Precincts Were Reported On Election Night – But Never Called Trump Win – Now Claim Only 94% of Ballots Counted".
- "Overnight Democrats Finally Steal Georgia".
- "Virginia Democrat Surges Ahead In House Race After Thousands Of Ballots Are ‘Found’ On A Flash Drive".
Fox News also reports that "[a] Nevada official announced Thursday that the state will accept mail-in ballots postmarked by Nov. 3 until Tuesday, Nov. 10, as the rest of the nation eagerly awaits a vote count from the state that could decide the fate of the presidency." The Federalist gives the inside scoop on voter fraud in Pennsylvania. An excerpt:
Most Americans might not know the name Ozzie Myers, although a part of his tale was told in the hit 2013 movie “American Hustle” about the FBI sting that sent four congressmen to prison in the 1970s.
If you’re from Philadelphia, though, you know his name, and knew it well before 2013. He’s important to the country now because he’s currently under indictment for bribing a state elections judge to stuff ballots for Democratic candidates. Among the candidates he was paid to get elected are three as-yet-unnamed judges sitting on the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court. That’s where President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has to go when local election officials refuse to let campaign monitors oversee ballot integrity, as has been the case these past few days throughout Pennsylvania.
In addition, Trump’s U.S. attorney, William McSwain, has hinted that in addition to the three unidentified judges, those Democrats tainted by election-fixing go all the way from local officials to the U.S. Congress.
Why should anyone care about that court? Because it’s playing a major role in the presidential election.
So, where do we go from here? Probably not a good place. Nancy Pelosi has recognized Biden as the President-elect, and referred to Trump as a domestic enemy, in reference to the loyalty oath given government officials and military members to uphold the Constitution. Biden Campaign Spokesperson Andrew Bates tweeted this morning: “As we said on July 19th, the American people will decide this election. And the United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House.”
Paul Krugman, in his latest column, "Is America Becoming a Failed State?", claims that "[a]t the moment, it seems likely that the Senate — which is wildly unrepresentative of the American people — will remain in the hands of an extremist party that will sabotage Biden in every way it can." (Underline added). With his usual lack of intellectual dishonesty, Krugman than goes on to argue that equal number of senators per state is unfair (ignoring the historical reasons why this arrangement was adopted). He doesn't actually call for the Senate to be done away with, but that is what he implies.
In "Let’s say the media declare a winner: What are the next steps?" at the Boston Globe, the authors interviewed various "experts", including Kermit Roosevelt, a Constitutional Law professor at the University Pennsylvania, about the next steps on confirming the accuracy of the voting and certification by the states, and the operation of the electoral college. But the article adds:
Still, there is a simpler way, Roosevelt and others said.
"If we were using a national popular vote, this wouldn’t be close,” he said of this year’s race. By Thursday afternoon, as ballots continued to be counted — and an anxious nation waited for the media to call the race — Biden had received about 4 million more votes than Trump.
... It's entirely possible now that someday soon the news media will decide to shut this election down. Believe it or not, they effectively have the power to do that. Let's say officials in Philadelphia produce a large number of newly counted votes. The Pennsylvania secretary of state hastily ratifies them, puts a seal of approval on them and then declares Joe Biden the winner.
Winning Pennsylvania would put Joe Biden over the threshold of 270 electoral votes, so Joe Biden is now the president-elect. But how many of the 69 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump this week would believe that and accept it at this point? Not very many. Not that anyone cares, and of course, the fact that no one cares is the reason they voted for Donald Trump in the first place.
But if you cared about the country and its future, you wouldn't force Donald Trump's voters to believe this. You wouldn't force them to take you at your word. Instead, you would show them. You would convince them. You would pull back. You would resist hasty calls. You'd make certain that we got to the bottom of any credible claim of fraud. Not all of the claims are credible, but some are. You would air the hanging chads. You let the process work as we did in 2000.
But let's say all you cared about was power. In that case, you'd go on television and declare Joe Biden the president-elect even as other states were still counting votes and serious questions about the legitimacy of ballots remained unanswered. You wouldn't care, you'd just shut it down. The news media believe they can do that.
"The role of declaring the winner of a presidential election in the United States falls to the news media." That's what The New York Times declared this week.
So let's say the news networks decide to do that and unilaterally declare Joe Biden the winner. What then? Donald Trump and his voters would complain, obviously, but what can they really do? They're not news anchors. They don't own their own channels. And if you wanted to stop them from complaining, it wouldn't be very hard.
You just accuse them of attacking democracy. Then you would censor their social media posts. You might even pull the president off Twitter completely. It's his main form of communication and he doesn't own it. Jack Dorsey runs it. You'd accuse the president of spreading misinformation. If Trump and his voters persisted in complaining, you consider stronger measures.
Democrats have been thinking about this for a long time. This summer, John Podesta played Joe Biden in an election simulation that Democrats held. In that simulation, according to reports, Podesta wanted to see what the military would do if Donald Trump refused to accept the election results.
So what exactly would the military do? It's shocking even to think about something like that, but others have thought about it. This summer, a retired Army colonel called Lawrence Wilkerson went on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" to discuss that question. Wilkerson is not a fringe figure. He's not some guy muttering to himself on a city bus. Wilkerson was once chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell. He's a famous man. He's since taught courses at a couple of famous universities.
Here's what Wilkerson said.
LAWRENCE WILKERSON, SPEAKING AUG. 7: If Trump calls his base to the streets with their guns -- his base owns something like 60 to 70% of the 300, 400 million guns in America. If they answer that call and come to the streets with guns, then we probably are going to have a need for the military. And then all bets are off as to how much blood blood [sic] might flow.
Here you have one of the people who brought you the war in Iraq fantasizing out loud about killing even more civilians -- in this case, American citizens in the streets of our cities. People didn't used to talk like this on television and on Fox News, they still don't because we wouldn't allow it. That's violent extremism. But on that channel, no one even noticed.
That tells you a lot about how they think. You can't overstate how corrosive language like that is. It's a quick way to break everything and it's happening now. Normal people are becoming paranoid. Americans who love this country are beginning to fear it. Why? Because shutting down legitimate discourse and inquiry always has that effect. It destroys social trust and it sets the table for awful things to come.
Roger Simon discusses why "The Disastrous 2020 Election Will Never Be Resolved" due to the massive fraud mostly enabled by mail-in voting.
If one were to design a system by which a democracy could be subverted, even destroyed, universal mail-in voting (not, of course, normal absentee voting that requires the citizen to request a ballot) would be at or near the top of a list.
What could go wrong?
It’s not just the obvious—dead people voting, people who left the state voting, illegal aliens voting, signatures no one could possibly recognize being authenticated, signatures with no record, envelopes being back-dated, ballots found in gullies, ballots dumped in gullies, ballot harvesting, foreign agents voting surreptitiously en masse, deadlines that keep moving like the proverbial goal posts, and who knows what.
It’s an actual guarantee of chaos—and that’s what we had and have.
No one will ever really know what happened.
The pandemic was the excuse, but I strongly suspect it was more than that. I suspect, in fact I’m sure, that the intention of some was to utilize the pandemic to institute mail-in voting because they knew it would create this chaos, almost like an Antifa for the electoral system.
How do we know it was in some ways intentional?
There was plenty of warning. Just this June, 223,000 ballots in Nevada’s Clark County—17 percent of that county’s electorate that includes Las Vegas—were sent willy-nilly to the wrong addresses for their primary, according to the Public Interest Legal Foundation.
No evidence has been forthcoming that this was corrected. PILF president and general legal counsel J. Christian Adams calls mail-in voting “chaos that lends itself to fraud.”
PILF has posted a rather droll video—if it weren’t so depressing—of their investigators going to some of these registration addresses that turn out to be commercial businesses, not homes, where the putative voter may or may not have once been employed (in some cases no one seems to have heard of them). These include an abandoned mine, of all things.
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And Nevada is doubtless only the beginning.
Once they get through with the referrals that will doubtless include the Banana Republic-style actions of election officials and workers in Philadelphia, Detroit and elsewhere who, despite court orders, prevented Republican poll watchers from doing their jobs, moving vote scanners to avoid supervision as if they were those proverbial goal posts, there should, if we lived in a just world, be enough to keep the dockets full of cases to be prosecuted until election 2024 and beyond.
Also of note is the imperious action of election officials ignoring the constitutional right of state legislatures, particularly applicable in Pennsylvania, and the highly-curious phenomenon that large numbers of Biden voters in swing states did not bother to vote for Democratic senatorial candidates.
Some parts of the Democratic Party behave as if we still live in the corrupt world of Chicago’s Mayor Daley and JFK’s dad, Joseph Kennedy, when elections could be bought—and maybe we still do (just ask Bobulinski)—but it has got to stop.
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The irony in all this is that Joe Biden may have won the election, but we will never know for sure. Whatever the case, his presidency, if it happens, will, for this and other reasons, be under a perpetual cloud and destined to be an example of “be careful what you wish for.”
But why should the American people accept such voter fraud on such large scales in the first place? Honest elections are essential to a republican form of government. Or, to put it a different way, there is no republic without honest elections.
Frankly there may not be any peaceable recourse available. The Democrats would be just as happy to have the swing-states' electoral votes invalidated because that would still leave Biden ahead, so that offers no real recourse to correct what has happened. And recounts may not do any good because so many fraudulent ballots have been injected into the system that it may be impossible to tell the valid ballots from the invalid ballots. The only real recourse would be to have a do-over: a completely new election without the shenanigans. But that isn't going to happen because there is no mechanism for it and probably no time for it before the deadline for the electors to deliver their votes to the House of Representatives.
On the other hand, any other outcome will leave the election in doubt--and leave the Left in a strong position to completely remake the country as they see fit. Certainly we will see racism and discrimination against white people and conservatives to accelerate. The war on Christianity will become intolerable.
So, perhaps the best option is the an amicable divorce of the United States. It wouldn't be necessary if we still operated under the federalism envisioned by the founding fathers because it wouldn't be all that important in the grand scheme of things who controlled the federal government--its roles were so limited. But that hasn't been the case since the Civil War. So, let the blue states have their president and the red states have their president.
I may sound defeatist, but this is where we are headed whether this election cycle or the next. As my LDS readers know, The Book of Mormon relates that early in the first century A.D., a group of conspirators attempted to gain full and total control of the government of the Nephite state. Rather than through election fraud, their plan was to assassinate the Chief Judge of the land and seat a king in his stead. They carried out their assassination, but were unsuccessful in obtaining the recognition of their erstwhile king:
1 Now behold, I will show unto you that they did not establish a king over the land; but in this same year, yea, the thirtieth year, they did destroy upon the judgment-seat, yea, did murder the chief judge of the land.
2 And the people were divided one against another; and they did separate one from another into tribes, every man according to his family and his kindred and friends; and thus they did destroy the government of the land.
3 And every tribe did appoint a chief or a leader over them; and thus they became tribes and leaders of tribes.
4 Now behold, there was no man among them save he had much family and many kindreds and friends; therefore their tribes became exceedingly great.
5 Now all this was done, and there were no wars as yet among them; and all this iniquity had come upon the people because they did yield themselves unto the power of Satan.
6 And the regulations of the government were destroyed, because of the secret combination of the friends and kindreds of those who murdered the prophets.
(3 Nephi 7). And the former country remained divided until nearly all was destroyed in a flurry of natural disasters that preceded the resurrected Christ appearing to them. This is probably our fate as well until the Second Coming.