The media have already crowned Sleepy Joe as the next president. I thank God that media pundits don’t select our president; the voters do. Since final ballot counts have not been certified, we do not yet have a president-elect. The final counts are still in question because of the huge number of irregularities in several states. Writing in the “American Thinker,” Jay Valentine gives a fairly comprehensive list of some of the more noteworthy irregularities. And SkyNews, a major news outlet in Australia, says that voter fraud in the US has been “quite extensive.” The jury is still out on this election and will most likely be for some days to come.
During a Zoom meeting the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) held last week for unit chairs and State Central Committee members, we were given some additional insights.
Nevada was credited during our meeting with having the worst administered election in the country. The state sent actual ballots out to every voter – unrequested, so the voters didn’t even know to be on the lookout for them. Any number of them could have been intercepted and voted illegally. Serious irregularities were reported in Michigan and Wisconsin, and the courts ruled this week that the Pennsylvania Secretary of State lacked the authority to make changes in election procedures that extended the time in which absentee ballots could be accepted. Georgia’s Secretary of State also announced this week that Georgia will hold a complete recount of all five million plus ballots since the difference between the two candidates was only 14,111 votes.
The hypocritical Democrats and their media servants spent four years screaming about Russian collusion tainting the 2016 election, but now with actual evidence in hand of possible fraud, those same people are screaming that all that evidence should be ignored and that we should stop avoiding the “inevitable.” Even some so-called Republicans are joining that litany. May a full-grown elephant sit on their laps.
One thing about which we need to be careful is to not make claims of fraud about things that aren’t fraud. It only makes us lose credibility. For example, a lot has been made of how far ahead Nick Freitas was in the Seventh District congressional race with 95 percent of the precincts reporting compared to the huge shift in the vote that came when the last five percent of the precincts reported. It looks suspicious, but it is explainable. Remember that the percentages were for precincts reporting, not for ballots counted.
At the end of election day, all of the precincts where in-person voting is done run a results tape from their ballot scanners and report those numbers to their registrars. Statewide that is 2,486 precincts. Each city and county also has what is called a CAP or Central Absentee Precinct at which all absentee and early walk-in ballots from the entire city/county are counted. In most elections, this is a relatively small number. However, the huge push for voters to mail in their ballots made these numbers this year incredibly large. Between a third and half of all ballots cast were done through these 133 CAPS (just over five percent of the precincts). So yes, it is possible that the last five percent of the precincts reporting could make a huge difference because the total number of votes in each CAP was so much larger than in any individual precinct.
On the other hand, because so many of the early and mail-in votes were reported to be for one candidate when the election day in-person results overwhelmingly favored the other candidate, we can question why that was. The mere fact of CAP votes changing the outcome is not at issue. However, all other things being equal, the results of absentee/early voting should reflect the same general percentages as the in-person voting does. When it does not, voters want to know why it does not. And that is something that RPV is working on.
RPV is looking into every credible report of voting irregularity. “Credible report” means someone was actually in a situation where they saw something that looked wrong or was known to be wrong, and the responsible election official did not correct it. Additionally, Virginia Republican volunteers have been deployed to other states to help with the massive legwork involved in getting accurate ballot counts in those battleground states.
When the final legitimate ballot is counted – and the illegitimate ones tossed – there is every chance that President Trump will prevail. (May God have mercy on America if he doesn’t.)
Steve “Doc” Troxel, Ph.D.
P.S. To see whether a vote was received on your behalf, go to https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation and click on “Apply to Vote Absentee by Mail.” Follow the instructions, and you can see your voting history.