So I’m trying to sort out the arguments and counterarguments on some of the types of fraud mentioned in this election. There seems to be at least seven points of consternation:
1. Big tech and legacy media suppression of Hunter Biden info.
2. “Old-fashioned” fraud exposed by Matt Braynard in Voter Integrity Project.
3. Sidney Powell’s assertion of fraud with Dominion software.
4. Suspicious stoppage of vote counting in certain key states.
5. Republican watchers not being allowed to view voting.
6. Very low rate of ballot rejection.
7. Last minute changes to voting procedure due to covid without legislative approval.
1) Pros: Google and FB represent an unhealthy monopoly of news and search algos and should be broken up. They altered this election result.
Cons: So what? Media can do what it wants, print what it wants, suppress what it wants due to First Amendment. It’s up to consumer of news to choose trustworthy media outlet (good luck with dat!).
2) Pros: Some state votes are blatantly flawed to the point where the results should be thrown out and should not be certified.
Cons: Yes fraud exists but if we don’t know whether Biden or Trump won a given state election then the putative leader in votes (Biden in this case) gets all ties.
3) Pros: A respected attorney (prior to the election) makes big claims. Sens Warren and Klobuchar concerned about voting machines as well. Software is closed source and proprietary with oversight by group that included Dominion.
Cons: Can’t prove the kraken to the folks that matter. Must trust the federal cyber security agency because a government agency wouldn’t lie to us. Can’t prove a negative (i.e. that voting machines are secure). Most importantly, this is a topic we can’t address at all because otherwise it would undermine faith in our elections, although it’s true that suppressing this topic undermines faith in our elections.
4) Pros: States all seemed to get tired of vote-counting at same time for various reasons.
Cons: Fulton County had a toilet overflow and water damage to ballots could occur. Unsure why the others took breaks. Move along, nothing to see here. I’m sure that someone somewhere has written an explanation of this if you seek it out diligently enough. Read widely young man!
5) Pros: Why make poll-watchers stand far away and/or obscure their view if there are no shenanigans? If voting is safe and secure then why are poll-watchers really needed anyway?
Cons: Because it’s just a power thing on the ground. Local animosity against folks that have known each other from opposite ends of the political aisle. Poll-watchers are just to keep the hoi polloi from thinking there’s fraud, like how your grandma has to get frisked at the airport to prove it’s safe to fly.
6) Pros: Why was ballot rejection orders of magnitude smaller this time than in 2018 midterms? Did people get fabulously better at filling out ballots?
Cons: People were too busy counting ballots in huge tidal wave of votes to worry about that stuff. Plus people were understandably terrified of being called names and disenfranchising if they rejected a ballot for penny-ante stuff.
7) Pros: State legislatures are supposed to make election law changes and yet executive and judicial branches did this time.
Cons: Take it up with your state legislature sucker. Politics ain’t beanball. Don’t elect spineless RINOS next time.