Sleepy Joe Biden may have trouble shuffling onto, and especially off of, a stage. But at the podium at Union Station Wednesday last, America’s counterfeit chief executive managed a nifty little two-step that made it official: Grand Theft Election II is coming to a polling place near you.
Step One: Dredge up the Meticulously Concocted “Big Lie” Narrative.
As previously highlighted on these pages, the Jan. 6 show trials on Capitol Hill and before hanging judges in D.C. courts bundled hyperbole and one-sided testimony into a fabulist storyline: that an infuriated President Trump and disparate collaborators executed a massive and unlawful conspiracy, including ordering an assault on Congress, to steal back an election already purloined by the Democrats.
In Mr. Biden’s recounting, “(T)he consequence of lies told for power and profit, lies of conspiracy and malice, lies repeated over and over that generate a cycle of anger, hate, vitriol, and even violence” was not just an “enraged mob” on Jan. 6, “whipped up into a frenzy by a president repeating over and over again the Big Lie that the election of 2020 had been stolen,” but also “menacing calls, physical threats, even threats to (the) very lives” of election officials.
Further revealed in our earlier analysis was the purpose of this five-star fabrication: to inoculate Democrats regarding efforts to rig elections in 2022 and beyond. Anyone attempting to call out future voting irregularities favoring that party would now be lumped with “Big Liar” Trump and his “insurrectionists.”
And surely enough, once again, here’s Joey!: “(N)ow, extreme MAGA Republicans aim to question not only the legitimacy of past elections but elections being held now and into the future … trying to succeed where they failed in 2020 to suppress the rights of voters and subvert the electoral system itself.”
Step Two: Condition the Public for a Repeat of 2020 Tactics.
Since this “Big Lie” puts “our democracy … under threat,” Hunter’s proud papa called for voters to be “patient” for “a few days” of vote delays. Why? He was preparing Americans for a repeat of the uncertainty that followed the last election while “all legitimate (read: manufactured) ballots” are counted in a “legal and orderly fashion” (meaning: in the dark of night with observers held at a distance) and Democrats are declared winners in multiple races within the margin of error.
The most likely settings for such shenanigans? Exactly the same as in 2020: Philly (Oz-Fetterman). Atlanta (Walker-Warnock). Detroit (Dixon-Whitmer). Milwaukee (Michels-Evers). Phoenix (Masters-Kelly). And now, with accidental Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul stumbling neck-and-neck to the finish line against GOP challenger Lee Zeldin, let’s add New York City for good measure.
2020 isn’t the only time the Democrats have gotten down with this particular dance. A week after the razor-thin 2008 Minnesota U.S. Senate election, the Wall Street Journal noted, “When Minnesotans woke up last Wednesday, Republican Senator Norm Coleman led (comedian Al) Franken by 725 votes. By that evening, he was ahead by only 477. As of yesterday, Mr. Coleman’s margin stood at 206. This lopsided bleeding of Republican votes is passing strange considering that the official recount hasn’t even begun.”
The pre-recount gains for Mr. Franken included 246 additional votes from a town where election officials stated they had “miscommunicated” the Senate race numbers – but changed no other vote totals. “Typo” corrections that mysteriously, per columnist Ann Coulter, “generated more new votes for Franken than all the votes added by corrections in every race in the entire state … combined.” And 171 new votes “discovered” in a single voting machine favoring Franken despite his previous 45% vote percentage in that precinct.
Coulter also pointed to the 2004 Washington state gubernatorial contest where a nearly 3,500-vote Republican lead evaporated after 10,000 “uncounted ballots” were discovered in Democratic King County, followed by enough absentee and provisional ballots to put Democrat Chris Gregoire over the top.
And in Florida’s 2018 tally, counting of alleged absentee and early votes continued in liberal Palm Beach and Broward Counties for days after Election Day – even though every other jurisdiction in the state completed their votes within hours of the polls closing. The ongoing counts rapidly whittled leads for Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott and GOP gubernatorial contestant Ron DeSantis in half.
Complained Scott, “Every day since the election, the left-wing activists in Broward County have been coming out with more and more ballots out of nowhere … Their goal is to keep mysteriously finding more votes until the election turns out the way they want it.” Ultimately, lawsuits and election deadlines halted the counts with Scott and DeSantis holding on by the skin of their collective teeth.
This time around, to mix a metaphor, Democrats cannot be permitted to waltz away with a pilfered election – or more. Republican leaders must stop their opponents’ successful divide-and-conquer tactics and standing as one, indicate that the “jig” is up.
They must call for Stealin’ Joe to change his tune, and his two-step setup for another set of vote heists, in favor of prompt, transparent, and honest counts.
Bob Maistros is a messaging and communications strategist, crisis specialist, and former political speechwriter. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Democrats are planning to use fear, uncertainty, and doubt to create enough chaos to allow them to steal the Senate seat in Pennsylvania. They deliberately sent out 240,000 mail-in ballots without first verifying the ID of the voters in order to throw a huge monkey wrench into the election machinery. This will give them the time they need to manufacture enough votes to swing the election. Go to the https://ensign.substack.com/p/how-the-democrats-will-fud-up-the for an update on exactly how they plan to sabotage the election. A series of articles on how they have been plotting to do this since 2020 are also available at that site.