I believe President Trump won the election.
Emotionally, I believe it. I simply can’t buy that the differences in public support didn’t matter – Biden campaigning from his basement, and when he did come to the surface, drawing literally tens of people to his scripted 15 minute Teleprompter (which he had trouble reading) events and the President drawing standing room only crowds of over 50,000 everywhere he went (at all hours of the day) for events where he spoke extemporaneously for hours.
Rationally, I can deduce that the President won through the math, the statistical analysis and the factual reporting of how certain states invited fraud though “no excuse” mail in voting, changes in their ballot validation processes, courts usurping the responsibility of state legislators to make election law, and state executives allowing ballots to be counted long after the statutory deadlines have passed.
But neither of these matter – all that matters is what can be proven.
And it won’t be proven.
The Democrats and their sycophantic propaganda arm, the America media (and I include Fox News in that as well) have changed the narrative from “there is no evidence of fraud” to “there is not enough evidence of fraud to change the outcome of the election.”
And the second one is right.
The scam was brilliant.
The Democrats spent the year before the election in Democrat controlled state legislatures and Democrat favorable state courts loosening voting laws and weakening ballot/voter validation. Anything that could leave an audit trail was weakened to the point of uselessness or eliminated entirely.
And the GOP did nothing because they fear the charges of “voter disenfranchisements’ and “voter suppression” that the Democrats always drag out in tandem with charges of “racism” (as they have done in every election since the New Yorker ran an article on October 3, 1964 that stopped just short of calling Barry Goldwater a racist but explicitly alleging he was running a racist campaign supported by racists).
No audit trail, no validation of voter eligibility before the counting, no validation of ballots during the counts, ballots being “dumped” by the truckload from God knows where, counting going on for indeterminate amounts of time (some are still going on) – all provided a path to mix batches of illegal votes with the population of legal votes in such a way they never can be separated. As they say, one cannot un-ring a bell.
That was the brilliance of the whole scam.
We know they did it, they know they did it. They know we can’t prove it. That is why the Democrats are so calm and docile now, treating the election as if it is a fiat accompli – because it is.
I don’t know for a fact that widespread election fraud occurred – I can’t prove it beyond a reasonable doubt with smoking guns, but using those same standards, I also do not know for a fact it didn’t – because there is a preponderance of circumstantial evidence that it did.
The problem for Democrat’s and Joe Biden is the inconclusivity, the ambiguous nature, of the outcome of this election.
People don’t like feeling they were cheated – and over half of America fells cheated, including some 30% of Democrats who polls show, also feel there was fraud.
Governance can be accomplished in two ways – the consent of the governed or coercive force. The former requires the faith and belief of the people, the latter only the barrel of a gun.
The faith and belief of the people requires government to achieve, maintain, and protect credibility of its policies and practices, and to guard against the temptations to abuse those policies and practices for its own benefit. Beyond a specific vote count, the various state governments where fraud is suspected did not do that, actually, as noted earlier, partisan actors within those stated did everything possible to open the door to abuse with partisan benefit the goal and the prize.
This was an election coming on the heels of months of tyranny vested upon the public as a result of the abuse of (often archaic and unconstitutional) public health laws. It comes on the heals of local District Attorneys refusing to prosecute property crimes under the guise that “necessities” were stolen. It comes on the heels of riots and looting where law enforcement was told to stand down because looting is a form of “reparations”. It comes on the heels of months of convicted criminals and alleged offenders being released into the streets under the guise of the pandemic and criminal justice “reform”.
Arbitrary and capricious enforcement of law is indistinguishable from lawlessness.
The combination of these events has given rise to a very large segment of America that is completely dissatisfied, disaffected, and disconnected to the point of peaceful resistance if possible – but something stronger if forced upon them.
There is an exchange from a TV series I have enjoyed, “Longmire”, based on a series of books by Craig Johnson. In the scene, Sheriff Longmire and one of his deputies, nicknamed “The Ferg”, are on the side of the road and there is a massive thunderstorm building across the high plains of Wyoming.
The Ferg says, “There’s a storm coming, Walt.”
In his trademark long-suffering, laconic style, Longmire says, “There is always a storm coming, Ferg.”
I have friends who are thinking thoughts about the mechanism of that resistance in ways I could not have conceived before the election. They are not violent insurrectionists, but they are people who now own firearms because they believe them necessary to protect their families and their property. These folks have lost confidence in government and have internalized their anger.
I don’t see a way around it now.
I do not know what shape or form it will take.
There is a storm coming.