Americans have been warned by their superiors to not question the outcome of the 2020 election, because it will further the Donald Trump Big Lie that the presidency was stolen from him. Yet we continue to see shreds of evidence that say the Big Lie is in fact the claim that the 2020 election wasn’t corrupted.
Merely mentioning doubts about the legitimacy of the presidential election that put a doddering, grafting, plagiarizing, on-the-wrong-side-of-everything Joe Biden in the White House is enough to be sent to Twitter jail, get flagged by Facebook, and attacked in the mainstream media. Shame is heaped on anyone who dares question the Democrat-media-Never Trump narrative that Biden won a fair and orderly election.
Of course the left has behaved in the most hysterical ways possible, feigning fear and ever searching for a fainting couch to fall into, shocked that some Trump voters actually have had the gall to express misgivings.
“I’ve never been more scared about American democracy than I am right now, because of the metastasizing of the ‘Big Lie,'” says Rick Hasen, co-director of the Fair Elections and Free Speech Center at the University of California, Irvine, and identified by National Public Radio as an “election law expert.”
“This is not the kind of thing I expected to ever worry about in the United States.”
We could say the same about the fresh discovery of “around 255,000 excess votes (possibly as many as 368,000) for Joe Biden in six swing states where Donald Trump lodged accusations of fraud.” Yet there it is.
According to economist John Lott, whose good work we’ve trusted since we began a relationship with him while at Investor’s Business Daily, Biden carried these states – Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin – by only 313,253 votes. Take out Michigan, and the gap was 159,065. In other words, it’s possible that the man in the White House is not the legitimate occupant.
His objective, however, “isn’t to contest the 2020 election,” Lott writes in RealClearPolitics in reference to his peer-reviewed paper, “but to point out that we have a real problem that needs to be dealt with. Americans must have confidence in future elections.”
Add Lott’s work to the Zuck Bucks that “helped swing the electorate” away from Trump, elections rules changes made by Democrats that helped Biden, the shadowy and all-encompassing “well-funded cabal of powerful people” that was determined to keep Trump from being reelected, and other reports of voting irregularities, and the 2020 presidential outcome looks shadier today than it did in the weeks after the election.
But, like Lott, we’re not interested in revisiting 2020, as much as we’d like to see Biden and Kamala Harris removed as far as possible from the levers of executive power. What we want is an honest accounting of what happened, followed by a consensus admission that our system has problems, which then should be identified and fixed.
Americans need to know their votes are counted – and that their living neighbors’ votes aren’t counted twice, their deceased neighbors’ three times. If the public’s confidence in elections continues to erode, we will have an event every four years much worse than what we saw on Jan. 6 last year no matter which party wins the presidency. Should things ever reach that point, then we all should be afraid for our American republic.
— Written by the I&I Editorial Board