We’ve never been here before!
In 2000, when Al Gore and the State of Florida took us on a 37-day journey of contested election results, the U.S. Supreme Court was eventually called upon to declare an outcome. In deciding Bush v. Gore, they decided the election. It took 37 days to determine an outcome in one state.
Fast forward 20 years, we are a week past the election and still counting votes in at least six states. Thousands of legitimate ballots remain to be counted and thousands of ghost ballots seem to have appeared out of nowhere. None in the media, however, dare call it voter fraud; ironically, they aren’t even curious.
Frankly, the media’s premature coronation of Joe Biden, like their premature calling of states like Arizona for Biden, adds to the perceived “integrity gap” currently observed by more than 71 million Americans.
Many are searching for objective sources of information and questioning the inner-circle discussions by Facebook, Twitter, and Google– who are still deciding who gets to speak and who must be silenced.
One important development is that of one “Dominion” voting software. The software system, responsible for known “glitches” that incorrectly awarded more than 6,000 Trump votes to Biden in Michigan, and in Wisconsin, has ties to the Clinton Global Initiative. The system was used in Nevada, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Colorado, New Mexico, and Georgia – among others. Curious?
We don’t yet know the final vote count in six states and have never certified a single state’s final vote count, yet we do know that there is no such thing as the media being given the authority to call an election – the Electoral College will do that. We also know there is no such thing as “Office of the President-Elect,” a phrase being used by Joe Biden’s campaign as a way of generating legitimacy while significant recounts and litigation are underway.
Here’s where we stand as of Tuesday morning:
- In Arizona, less than 15,000 votes separate President Trump and Vice President Biden, with more than 61,500 ballots left to be counted. President Trump’s campaign has filed a lawsuit in Arizona arguing that in-person ballots were improperly rejected on Election Day. This, after voters complained that they were given Sharpies to complete their ballots – which are known to be difficult for vote counting machines to read.
- Lawsuits have been filed in Michigan and Pennsylvania and the Trump campaign released several sworn affidavits from election and postal workers who witnessed voter fraud firsthand. An analyst says it appears more than 10,000 dead people voted in Michigan.
- In Nevada, the Trump campaign says it has identified thousands of cases of non-residents, non-citizens, and even dead people casting ballots. Of course, Twitter was quick to flag it as “untrue.”
- In Wisconsin, the Assembly Speaker has ordered an investigation into claims of voter fraud.
- Georgia’s Secretary of State has already announced a recount is in order after more than 132,000 ballots from the Atlanta area have been flagged as questionable.
The evidence justifies a valid of investigation for claims of voter fraud. Make no mistake: every legal vote should be counted, recounted, audited and then reviewed by SCOTUS. That’s when we get a more accurate picture of who we should coronate as the next President and then direct any adulation.
This election is not over until the “New Orleans Lady” in the Black Robe speaks.