It all began with mail-in voting—that scandal-ready procedure that was the electoral equivalent of flying over U.S. states in B-52s as if they were behind enemy lines and dropping ballots at random.
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 of requirements.
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 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. In June, 223,000 ballots in Nevada’s Clark County—17 percent of that county’s electorate, which 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 the person). These include an abandoned mine, of all things.
It’s no surprise that Nevada GOP lawyers just sent a criminal referral to Attorney General William Barr for—as of now—3,062 instances of voter fraud.
Outlets from The New York Times, which insisted in a recent tweet that declaring victors in presidential elections is the province of news media, to Fox News, which has been looking more and more of late like a false flag operation, have been complaining there was no evidence of voter fraud. … Well, there you go.
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 job, moving vote scanners to avoid supervision as if they were those proverbial goal posts—there should be enough to keep the dockets full of cases to be prosecuted until election 2024 and beyond, should we live in a just world.
Also of note is the imperious action of election officials ignoring the constitutional right of state legislatures, particularly applicable in Pennsylvania, and thethat 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 Richard J. 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.
Those wise mondaine heads of our media-entertainment complex like to roll their eyes at all this, implying or even saying that some level of corruption is to be expected in all elections. No matter what we do, it always be there. We just have to ignore it.
But in our high-tech era, the opportunities for such corruption are growing rather than diminishing. The ridiculous, propagandistic polls promulgated by some of our most famous media outlets—including The Washington Post, which showed President Donald Trump losing Wisconsin by 17 points and Fox News (see the mention above), which was only somewhat better—are only the tip of a dangerous iceberg that could eventually sink a democratic republic, like the one that sunk the supposedly impregnable Titanic.
The ability of the tech giants—which are currently celebrating the election with still-higher stock prices—to manipulate elections is yet more potent, greater than anything anyone ever conceived. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are now paying for our election infrastructure, especially in swing states, to the tune of $100 million.
Just as we need separation of church and state, we now need separation of tech and state.
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 that’s the subject of another column.
Roger L. Simon is an award-winning novelist, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, co-founder of PJMedia, and now, a columnist for The Epoch Times. His most recent books are “The GOAT” (fiction) and “I Know Best: How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasn’t Already” (non-fiction). Find him on Parler and Twitter (for now) @rogerlsimon.
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