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Is The Left Preparing To Steal Your Vote?

Growing signs that the anti-Trump left in the Democratic Party is gearing up to make this one of the most fraudulent elections in our nation’s history bear close watching. Illegitimate votes should never be allowed to sway a presidential election, especially true for one whose outcome might well decide the future of our republic.

With the clock ticking down to Election Day, it was heartening to see that the Supreme Court on Monday stepped in to stop questionable changes made to South Carolina’s absentee-voting laws mere weeks before the election. Such on-the-fly tinkering by state or local election officials or judges can only lead to confusion and canceled votes. Which might well be the intent.

But with COVID-19 serving as a rationale for Blue States moving to vote-by-mail, the possibility for massive voter fraud around the nation has become very real.

A new report by the Public Interest Legal Foundation conclusively and exhaustively documents the immense nature of the problem. It created an enormous database of voting practices and irregularities across the nation, based on data from 42 states. (The group is suing three states, Illinois, Maine and Maryland, for not supplying voting data.)

According to the report: “It appears there are hundreds of thousands of undetected dead registrants, dead registrants casting ballots, registrants with multiple registrations within the same state and different states, people voting twice across state lines, and many registered at improper commercial addresses like casinos, gas stations, and restaurants.”

(By the way, that includes four votes that originated from National Public Radio’s Southern California headquarters, a clear violation of the law. Remember that the next time NPR runs another report denying voting fraud’s existence.)

All told, the report discovered just over 144,000 likely instances of potential voter fraud in the 2016 and 2018 election cycles, enough to sway outcomes in a number of states and certainly enough to put a presidential election in doubt.

It found that there are 349,773 dead people registered to vote; 7,890 of them voted in 2016 and 6,718 in 2018. And that’s just one insight from the report, which can be found here. The data are alarming, to say the least.

It also found 8,360 people who registered and voted in two states during the 2018 election; 43,760 who registered more than once at the same address and cast more than one vote in 2016, and 37,889 who did the same thing in 2018, with thousands of those votes coming via mail; 5,500 people voted twice in the same state from two separate addresses in 2018; and a whopping 34,000 used nonresidential commercial or business addresses.

Downplaying the risks and vulnerabilities for fraud in the current system only exacerbates existing problems and compromises the most sacred right a free people have,” noted Hans von Spakovsky and Kaitlyn Samalis-Aldrich, writing at the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal news site.

Von Spakovsky should know. An attorney, he has served on the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, has been a member of the Federal Election Commission and, currently, manages the Heritage Foundation’s Election Law Reform Initiative.

Moreover, the alarming numbers above do not include the new, greater threat posed by the Democrats’ insistence we vote by mail – supposedly in response to COVID-19 but in reality something far more sinister.

A Democratic deep-dive data analytics group called Hawkfish, funded by billionaire leftist Michael Bloomberg, sketched out what it thinks will happen. The company chief calls it the “red mirage.”

“We are sounding an alarm and saying that this is a very real possibility, that the data is going to show on election night an incredible victory for Donald Trump,” Hawkfish CEO Josh Mendelsohn told Axios on HBO.

“When every legitimate vote is tallied and we get to that final day, which will be some day after Election Day, it will in fact show that what happened on election night was exactly that, a mirage. It looked like Donald Trump was in the lead and he fundamentally was not when every ballot gets counted,” he added.

The key phrase is “every legitimate vote.” A flood of Democratic ballots are likely to suddenly emerge weeks after the election. Will they be legitimate? Doubtful, but who knows? But they will create electoral chaos, which seems to be what the Democrats are betting on.

Americans who vote by mail have put their voting rights into the hands of perhaps the most dysfunctional government agency in America, the U.S. Postal Service. It’s plagued by delays and unfortunate incidents, including postal drivers dumping thousands of pieces of mail in the trash.

Even those who vote in person run the risk of having their suffrage stolen. In many jurisdictions, if a fraudulent mail-in ballot gets counted first, the vote cast by the actual registered person won’t be counted. That means you could cast a ballot on Election Day and find that someone already voted by mail in your name, and your vote doesn’t count.

The left keeps dismissing voter fraud as irrelevant because it’s not “widespread,” and then accuses anyone who brings it up as being guilty of voter suppression.

But a Democratic operative recently told the New York Post that voter fraud is routine, and pointed out that large-scale cheating isn’t needed to make an impact.

“An election that is swayed by 500 votes, 1,000 votes — it can make a difference,” he said. “It could be enough to flip states.”

Should Trump eventually be declared the winner after a lengthy count that goes well beyond election night, and despite the Democrat-led voting shenanigans, one prediction is easy to make: There will be riots on Inauguration Day that will last into the evening and beyond. Bet on it.

If you’re one of those in denial about voter fraud, you need to inform yourself. It’s no “red mirage.” It’s very real. Our system of government depends on the rule of law and free and fair elections. Sadly, Democrats seem to be running against both those ideals this year.

— Written by the I&I Editorial Board

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  • “Our system of government depends on the rule of law and free and fair elections. Sadly, Democrats seem to be running against both those ideals this year.”

    Sadly, the Democrats seem to have run against both those ideals for years and not just this year. The stories told about election fraud in past elections are not just old wives tales. One need look no farther into the past than to Al Franken’s “win” – which was determined by a few hundred fortuitously discovered ballots; or to the elections in Washington state that were settled in similar fashion; or to LBJ’s win in his first House race. And never mind JFK’s questionable win against Nixon in ’60.

    And, no, I won’t bet against widespread rioting if Trump should ultimately win the election. The past 4 years are just a taste of how things will go.

  • Can’t fool I&I! LOL! Dems have been all but admitting this plan for the past year as they overtly jijack the electoral system and sabotage it in any way they can.

  • Fear Mongering at it worst. There were 62,984,828 votes cast in the 2016 election. If 7890 were fraudulent, then we are talking about .01% fraud. Also, you assume that all the votes were made in favor of Democrats, when it is likely they went both ways. And, many of the recent voter fraud schemes were by Republicans, not Democrats. e.g. Google “Leslie McCrae Dowless” in North Carolina. In the grand scheme of things, the fraud level is so low, that it will have no affect on the election.

    • You are wrong. A few hundred votes in the right district could flip an entire state- and all the electoral votes that go along with it.

  • Senator McSally initially won the Arizona election in 2018 but then a large cache of ballots showed up after election day to change the winner to Krysten Sinema. Since Arizona is in play this year, expect more ballot discoveries if the election doesn’t turn our right.

  • It is counterintuitive to assume that balloting by mail can ever be secure, especially given recent evidence of unconscionable delays and other errors in primary elections this spring. It is estimated that up to 75% of presidential voters will do so by mail this November because of the fear of Covid-19. Although the Democratic Party line is that there is no evidence of fraud in balloting by mail, the Biden team has assembled hundreds of lawyers to assess results, thus belying their own propaganda. President Trump is correct in questioning the integrity of the universal mail-in vote (as opposed to the far more secure absentee ballot process), especially if our postal service collects harvested votes days or weeks after election day.

  • Public Interest Legal Foundation is a highly partisan legal arm of the Republican voter suppression strategy directed by Trump. Since Facebook pulled the rug out from under Q-Anon, expect Q-ballers to use ideological fellow travelers like I&I as their mouthpieces.

  • Even in “guaranteed” blue states, i.e., CA, NY, NJ, etc. although the popular vote won’t change the electoral vote, votes for Congress and state legislatures and offices can still be greatly affected by fraudulent voting practices. Look at CA for example, all major state offices and more than 75% Senate and Assembly are Democrats and only 7 Republicans of 52 in Congress. CA should stand as a warning beacon to voters across the country of what can happen to the USA if Dems take over the Senate and the White House becoming the Un-united Socialist States of America. It’s all downhill from there.

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