Adrian Norman: 2020 Election Exposed Existing Gaps in US Electoral System

Political commentator and author explains how to restore America's election integrity
November 10, 2020 Updated: November 10, 2020

Some anomalies in the American election system that surfaced during the 2020 election such as dead people voting, irregularities in the mail and absentee ballot system, and illegal voting have been observed during prior elections, according to Adrian Norman, a writer and political commentator who has documented many election fraud cases in his book, “The Art of the Steal: Exposing Fraud & Vulnerabilities in America’s Elections.”

Norman told Epoch Times’ “Crossroads” that he believes the COVID-19 pandemic was leveraged to expand mail-in voting, exacerbating issues that already existed in the absentee ballot voting system, and that the fear and panic that people had due to the pandemic were exploited.

“They put out a lot of shoddy research, a lot of shoddy data, that’s still being used right now. Even The New York Times said up to 90 percent of these [COVID-19] ‘cases’ are positive test results that are coming back with false positives.”

“We’re not seeing—especially in states like Arizona—we’re not seeing increases in hospitalization rates, we’re not seeing increases in mortality, which means the mortality rate is even lower if all these cases are going up, assuming they’re legitimate,” Norman said.

Another issue that contributed to election problems is that federal elections are run and managed by state and local authorities, Norman said.

“If the person who’s counting the votes is shady, you know, it’s going to be easy to game the system,” Norman said. Currently, votes are counted by clerks working for local and state authorities. “They’re the ones that have control of the voter rolls. They’re the ones that have control of the ballots, they’re the ones that have the chain of custody.”

“Until recently, ballots were unable to even be tracked online so you didn’t previously know if your ballots even made it back to be counted,” Norman added.

“We’ve seen over the last few election cycles millions and millions of votes get discarded, lost—in one way or another not counted toward the election total for some reason,” Norman said.

“So the first thing, and the most critical thing, is to get people in office who are actually critical, get people in office who have a high moral compass, and [who] ensures both free open and fair elections in our country. Until we do that, nothing else matters,” Norman said.

Norman also advocates a voter ID system that will “ensure that everybody is only voting one time in this country and that only eligible legal voters are casting ballots.”

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Staff from the student-directed research and advocacy organization, New York Public Interest Research Group, try to register new voters at the Times Square subway station in New York on Sept. 27, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

The third existing problem in the election system is outdated voter rolls. “We wouldn’t have circumstances with people who died in 1994 casting their ballots in the 2020 election if their name wasn’t listed on the voter roll to begin with,” he said, adding that to remedy this issue it has to be mandatory that states clean up their voter rolls and purge ineligible names from them.

Norman said that these three issues must be resolved in order to see real change in the voting system.

“I think we’re going to see a change in public perception,” and changes in local jurisdictions across the country to address these issues, Norman said. “It doesn’t matter which political party you’re on, it doesn’t matter if you’re on the right or the left, we should all be confident that our vote counted, and it wasn’t canceled out by an illegal vote, and we should all be confident in the sanctity and security of our elections.”

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