As one of my overseas readers put it recently “A lot of Americans need to grow up and stop thinking that their elections, alone of all nations in the world, are paragons of honesty.” Independent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog doesn’t need convinced of that. For 11 years, since 2010 I’ve run several blog posts regarding news stories about vote fraud, including arrests and convictions or confessions. (And remember, I don’t go along with conspiracy theories. YEARS ago I dismissed the Q-Anon items as nonsense, so none of my opinions were ever based on that.)
I’ve also written quite a bit on how largely discussed it is that the 1876 and year 2000 elections saw the likely losers go on to occupy the White House because of less-than-honest maneuvering regarding the counting of ballots. Admitting such things has not resulted in the collapse of the country.
Most recently, regarding the 2020 election we’ve already seen several court rulings that the last-minute changes to how to count mail-in ballots were against election laws and should not have been allowed. Obviously, there is no going back now to change results in key states, which presumably was part of the reasoning behind making changes so close to the election – it allowed too little time for the cases to be heard before Election Day.
For even more suspicious hijinks the Supreme Court, which abetted the execrable George W Bush sneaking into the White House in the year 2000, played a new game with the 2020 election. First the court refused to hear cases because the election hadn’t been held yet, then when cases reached them AFTER the election they ruled that the cases were moot because the election was over. And yes, one of the many things wrong with America’s Supreme Court is the way it is allowed to decline cases on a whim, when cases brought by states (among other exceptions) should be required to be heard.
And as I always remind anti-Trump loons, RELAX. None of the investigations into the clear violations during the 2020 election will be able to remove Biden and replace him with Trump. But the investigations must be done in the hope of preventing similar situations in the future, just like the deep looks into what happened in 1876 and the year 2000. Like the above overseas readers said, “grow up.” America is not an “exceptional” place where such events cannot occur. Study them and learn. (And remember the poll that said more than half the voters believe the election was not on the level.)
Regarding just some of the latest items about the tainted 2020 election:
GREAT OPINION PIECE ON HOW DEMOCRATS HAD TO GO ALL OUT WITH MAIL-IN CHEATING AND ARE DESPERATE TO PREVENT REFORMS TO COMBAT SUCH CHEATING IN THE FUTURE.
STRIVING TO PREVENT A RECURRENCE OF THE 2020 CHEATING.