Not to get maudlin but I am once again humbled by the way that so many overseas readers trust my opinions regarding America’s political scene which clarify the situations obscured by the shrill partisan media outlets of both our major parties. Regular readers know I would love to see both the Republicans and the Democrats splinter into multiple smaller political parties because they stopped representing the needs of their constituents long ago and now exist just to perpetuate their own privileges and greed.
This time around the questions from overseas centered around the ongoing audits and investigations into the 2020 presidential election results. I will post the links to relevant articles at the bottom of this blog post. NOTE: Members of both major parties will be offended by different aspects of my opinion below.
ITEM ONE: I’ve been asked about the sheer possibility of a stolen election, especially at the presidential level. MY ANSWER: It’s more than a possibility. It’s already happened at least twice in our nation’s history. Ever since Balladeer’s Blog launched in 2010 I’ve made frequent references to the stolen 1876 and year 2000 elections, so I am not just dragging these examples out now to justify skepticism about the 2020 results.
The 1876 election was likely won by Samuel Tilden, but because of contradictory vote totals submitted by a few states the awarding of electoral votes was up in the air. A special commission was appointed with the end result that Rutherford B Hayes, the likely loser, was declared the winner. As time went on and tempers cooled it became generally (but I grant you not unanimously) accepted that Tilden was robbed of his rightful victory. A street in Washington DC was named after him in recognition of this. (Sheesh. Even the set of steak knives from Glengarry Glen Ross looks almost generous compared to that.)
If anyone wants more details on the 1876 situation let me know in the comments. I’m trying to save space here in the main article. At any rate, 1876 was so long ago that virtually nobody gets filled with anger anymore at the mention of Hayes not really winning that election. At the time, however, a second Civil War was feared for awhile. People eventually accepted the tainted results and moved on.
The year 2000 election featured two figures I despise – George W Bush on the Republican side and Al Gore on the Democrat side. That election was recent enough that I don’t need to recap the chaos, suffice it to say I am definitely among those who state that the evidence indicates Bush was not the real winner. Emotions still run high on that election because of its nearness and because of the way Bush went on to lie the country into still-ongoing wars in the middle east.
This brings us to the 2020 election. Democrats, with typical partisan hypocrisy, praise me for openly stating that George W Bush was in all likelihood NOT the real winner in 2000 but feign outrage when I openly state that much of the evidence indicates that in all likelihood Joe Biden was NOT the real winner in 2020. THAT is why the investigations and audits need to continue, just as research went on regarding the 1876 and 2000 elections.
Again, with appalling hypocrisy, the Democrats, who spent Donald Trump’s entire presidency trying to claim that he was not a legitimate president because of non-existent Russian Collusion, are now pretending that it should be against the law to point out how tainted the 2020 results are. They were free to speak out, but they and their corporate accomplices try to prevent public airing of the issues surrounding 2020.
(Also, don’t forget there was the obscenely brazen Time magazine article PRAISING the “cabal” (Time‘s word, not mine) which removed Trump.)
ITEM TWO: CAN THESE INVESTIGATIONS AND AUDITS RESULT IN BIDEN BEING REMOVED AND REPLACED BY TRUMP?
MY ANSWER: No. I know there is a LOT of speculation and discussion in the media about such a potential result, but in my view that will not happen. The time for any possibility of Trump remaining in office passed because: States were not able to quickly complete the audits and investigations that are going on NOW. (Again, my view is that the process must continue to try to prevent the apparent mail-in vote fraud and other issues from affecting future elections, but not because it would supposedly return Trump to office.)
The Supreme Court, which has a long history of ugly, shameful decisions, ranging from Dred Scott, to segregation, to upholding the atrocity of child labor over and over again, to upholding the Japanese internment and many other examples, darkened their own history once AGAIN with their evasive treatment of the 2020 election cases.
The most blatant example was the court’s failure to hear cases challenging the changes to mail-in voting procedures BEFORE the election on the grounds that the election had not been affected yet. Then AFTER the election they refused to hear various election cases by declaring them moot since the election had already taken place. Pretty disgusting.
At any rate, in the months since last November, many court decisions around the country – as covered here at Balladeer’s Blog – have since declared that the arbitrary changes some states made to counting mail-in ballots were against the law because they should have gone through the state legislatures and not been unilaterally imposed by Democrat officials who overstepped their authority. Continue reading