Wisconsin Voter: ‘I Have Never Seen the Country so Divisive’

November 8, 2020 Updated: November 10, 2020

MADISON— Bob Magruder joined demonstrations over the weekend and said what people are protesting aren’t just the election results, but whether we still have a true democracy.

“I’m here is to passionately protest the stealing of an election. I feel this election was stolen. I feel we shouldn’t concede this,” Magruder said at a Stop the Steal rally in Madison, Wisconsin, on Nov. 7, 2020.

“I’m all about fair elections. In fact I feel this is more a battle about true democracy, regardless of who won. If Joe Biden completely and legitimately won, I would support that. But based on the widespread corruption and fraud, and we can prove it,” Magruder said. There have been countless reports of ballot counts not being observed, numbers not adding up, mail-in fraud, and so on, Magruder said, and Americans deserve an honest election process.

“We’ve got to look into this, and the reason I came is to make my voice heard. I’m all about justice and truth. What is the truth?” he said. “As Americans we’ve got to be all about the truth. If we don’t have truth we don’t have trust. And so many people are here contesting this election because they see what I see. There’s a level of hypocrisy. Let’s be done with it, let’s be done with it across both parties. Let’s be honest.”

“For example in Milwaukee they say 90 percent of the people voted? There’s no chance of that happening; I think someone brought a placard saying there’s a 1 in 50 million chance of that happening and yet we’re accepting these results uncritically,” he said. Historically, voter turnout is closer to somewhere between 50 and 60 percent of registered voters during presidential elections.

“I’m just pleading that we analyze these results and that the State Legislature looks into this corruption. And then be that as it may, no matter how this fleshes out, we have to accept the results.”

Magruder says the level of polarization in America is hurting the search for truth, because instead of searching for the truth we look at competing narratives.

“What you mean by narrative is interpretation,” he said. “Let’s settle down, let’s hear each other out instead of talking over each other so we can get to the truth of the matter, we’re starting to reduce things just to narrative, his narrative versus my narrative. It’s not just about narrative it’s about the truth.”

“Truth by its very definition is exclusive, this can’t be true and this be true,” he said. “Truth is not relative, truth has got to have a fixed point, a reference point, for it to be true.”

“I just want honesty from the election, I want us to stop being so polarized, because I have never seen the country so divisive, so vitriolic, so much hate, so much animosity,” he said.

“What are the indisputable facts? We’ve got to know what happened here,” he said. “I’m not trying to just slam the Democratic Party, I want there to be genuine unity in this country, but we’ve drifted from so many of these principles that made this country great, so I’m pleading for greater openness and honesty and transparency.”