Democrat vote fraud is real, and Republicans must begin fighting back
Don't tell the mainstream media, but another case of "nonexistent" voter fraud managed to squeak a few times this week before "objective" journalists quickly jumped on top of the story and smothered it with a pillow. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia secured a guilty plea from an election judge who admitted to "literally standing in a voting booth and voting over and over, as fast as he could, while he thought the coast was clear." The investigation is ongoing, and prosecutors alluded to a much larger conspiracy involved. What is definitive, according to the guilty plea, is that a Democratic Party ward chairman stuffed the ballot boxes for Democratic candidates in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 elections in exchange for thousands of dollars in cash. If he pleaded guilty to cheating Pennsylvanians out of honest local, state, and federal elections in the small window of '14 to '16, just think of all those other elections he might have affected while nobody was looking or for reasons other than money.
No worries, though. It's only one Democratic Party ward boss in one swing state. It's not as though presidential elections ever come down to a few hundred votes in one county. Philadelphia usually has around 8,500 poll workers; Pennsylvania uses somewhere between 50 and 60 thousand overall; and across the U.S., 2–3 million election judges help supervise elections. I'm sure this one solitary Democratic Party official is the only one in America stuffing ballots and stealing elections. The press has assured me that this is the case. All that election fraud is a figment of my conspiracy-warped imagination.
Except the Heritage Foundation keeps a non-exhaustive sampling from across the United States that now includes over 1,200 proven instances of voter fraud from recent elections. If 1,200 is just a sampling of those caught, how many do we think are actually getting away with it? Ten times that number? A hundred times? For each real case of voter fraud, whether caught or not, how many votes end up being canceled out by that offender? A few? Ten? A hundred? A thousand? Even repeatedly assuming low estimates of vote cancelation for each incident of fraud quickly takes us into the territory of over a hundred thousand fraudulently cast votes across a nation as large as ours. Adjusting our assumptions only slightly results in at least a few million fraudulent votes during a presidential election. And we haven't even gotten into the territory of how many non-citizen, non-breathing, or otherwise disqualified voters are casting individually illegal votes in elections across the U.S.
With so much actual election tampering going on, is it any wonder why so many Americans believe there is nothing remotely "democratic" about the Democratic Party? They didn't become known as "Demon Rats" for their judicious restraint and good-faith electioneering, after all. The Philadelphia district attorney caught one rat with one piece of cheese, but there is no shortage of either in any precinct in any state. And right now, Democrats are stampeding toward the use of "cheat-by-mail" in the 2020 election, no doubt certain that they own enough time stamps at the post office to exceed whatever vote margins are required to squash President Trump in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and beyond. By November 10, seven days after the election, Democrats have a plan to claim victory.
In a test run of their planned robbery, missing South Carolina mail-in ballots printed in Minnesota somehow ended up in Baltimore, Maryland this week. Cory Booker likes this interstate voting sleight of hand so much that he's insisting that a new federal "Democracy Corps" control "voting security" and assist with "voter education" across the country. No need for an Electoral College when states can simply mail each other spare votes on the side, while Cory Booker vouches for their authenticity. That's the real goal with the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact: creating a network of states that can vouch for each other's fraud. It's like political intersectionality for land masses with state borders.
Election integrity is paramount to whether American citizens see their elections as honest and trustworthy. Without trust in the election process, the whole system comes crashing down. You would think that with so much on the line, instances of fraud would be highlighted, excised, and remedied without delay, if for no other reason than to preserve the continued stability of our government and the self-interested survival of our governing elite. Alas, the governing class and their enabling media continue to play with fire. If they don't see the fraud or report the fraud, then America's growing banana-republic voting problem must not exist.
If we cannot prevent the Democrats from engaging in voter fraud and we cannot trust our governing or media institutions to prevent the continued corruption of our elections, perhaps Republicans should finally learn that the only way to protect the vote is to remove the incentive for Democrats to steal it.
Rather than staying in a permanent defensive posture and reacting to every Democrat attempt at manipulating state vote totals, Republican legislatures should change the rules of the game entirely by giving each one of their counties a single vote. There is no constitutional reason why the popular votes of county-wide elections cannot then be used to calculate a tally of individual county votes to determine the winner of that state's electoral college delegates. Maine and Nebraska already allocate their electoral college delegates by county popular vote. Red states need only take this one step farther by awarding all of their electoral college delegates to the presidential candidate who wins the most counties. It's sort of like an Electoral College at the county level. By doing so, we can amputate any deep blue metropolitan corruption or college town hijinks right at the county level without allowing their gangrenous corruption to poison the electoral outcome of the whole state. It will no longer matter how many non-citizens vote in blue cities or how many fraudulent mail-in ballots are sent in after state deadlines or how many Democrat election judges stuff ballots while nobody is looking. Democrat corruption will stay in Democrat-controlled counties.
For our purposes, close state contests that invariably come down to a few votes will no longer depend on whether a Philadelphia ward boss managed to "get away with it" this time around. It also has the benefit of depending on Republicans at the state level for electoral change rather than requiring the kind of constitutional amendment that might depend on Republicans who have been marinating in the juices of the D.C. uni-party swamp for too long.
The best part is that state-level Republicans can begin to take control and play offense. In 2016, President Trump won 30 of the 50 states overall but won the popular votes of 2,623 counties to Hillary Clinton's 489. If Democrats are forced to defend against this type of outcome, the political warfare between the parties will be much less one-sided. Either way, I'm tired of constantly being shelled by the other side without ever firing back. Democrat vote fraud is real, and it is going nowhere, but only Republicans can choose whether to continue being victims of it.
Hat tip to all the soldiers who have given that "last full measure of devotion," so that we may continue to live freely today. They are gone but never forgotten.
Image: Tom Arthur via Wikimedia Commons.