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Trump is right

15 January 2022

9:00 AM

15 January 2022

9:00 AM

The election was rigged

It was inevitable that 6 January would be used in a desperate attempt to breathe life into a regime undoubtedly America’s worst in living memory. Yet again, a compliant media beat up an incident which the authorities encouraged, one which resulted in no deaths attributable to the trespassers, but during which a Capitol police officer shot dead a female air force veteran without any apparent justification.

The mainstream media still report the untruth that President Trump falsely claimed the 2020 election was compromised by widespread fraud. His claim is neither false nor is it restricted to fraud. It is centred on manifest breaches of the plain words of the Constitution which demonstrate, conclusively, that the election was rigged.

Not that the fraud was insubstantial. Despite media polling which could not have been more wrong, the election was significantly closer than in 2016. If only 22,000 votes in Arizona, Georgia and Wisconsin were found to be Trump’s and not Biden’s, the Electoral College would have been tied with the decision constitutionally going to Trump.

Fraud seemed to be everywhere. A key example was the announcement on the night of the election, when Trump was clearly leading, that counting in key states would close because of a water leak in one place. Scrutineers (‘observers’) were sent home. Then, without re-calling the scrutineers, counting was resumed in the early hours. Unsurprisingly, Trump’s lead was dramatically and overwhelmingly reversed. Only a well-paid defence lawyer could say with a straight face, that this was not fraud.

Television viewers across the world were subsequently amazed to see a security video showing counting after scrutineers had been sent home, where boxes of votes were pulled out from under the tables. Viewers also saw scrutineers seated either at such a distance from the counting that they could see nothing, or outside the room with the viewing window papered over.

The respected African-American Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas makes the important point that the absence of strong evidence of systemic fraud is not, in itself, sufficient for the public to have faith in the integrity of elections.

‘Also important,’ he says, ‘is the assurance that fraud will not go undetected.’ The system has to be such that the declared results will be accepted by the losers.

Americans used to have this by adopting crucial reforms which have been undermined in recent years. These are the secret or ‘Australian’ ballot, a single election day, and the fair administration of the elections. Subject to an overriding legislative power vested in Congress, the Constitution makes it clear that it is for state legislatures, and state legislatures only, to regulate elections.

Invariably ignored by the mainstream media, the constitutional mandate in Article 1, Section 4, could not be clearer: ‘The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof…’.

A vast number of breaches of this provision by state governors, bureaucrats and often elected partisan state judges resulted in the whittling away of these key safeguards.

But both the secret ballot and the single election day are crucial to ensuring electoral integrity.

One notorious method was the mail-in ballot, especially where the roll is so questionable that it is even larger than the population of the constituency.

The vastly extended periods for voting and the receipt of mail-in votes makes a mockery of the longstanding legislative prescription of the election always being on ‘…the Tuesday next after the first Monday in the month of November’.

Discussing the results with a conservative Australian former politician sceptical about Trump’s objection, he asked me to suggest something he could read showing systemic electoral fraud.

Pointing out Trump’s objection was not just about fraud, I recommended he read the pleadings in the Supreme Court case, Texas v. Pennsylvania, where Texas and 17 other states alleged that Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin violated the Constitution by changing election procedures through non-legislative means. (Today I would also recommend Mollie Hemingway‘s recent superb book,  Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections.)

The Court squibbed hearing this case on a mere technicality. Apart from those brave souls, Justices Alito and Thomas, the judges must have been terrified about the violence likely to be unleashed by the Democrats’ terrorist arm, the BLM. After a summer of unmitigated violence, and for daring to hear an abortion case, Senate Democrat Minority Leader Charles Schumer made this threat from the very steps of the Court:

‘I want to tell you, Gorsuch; I want to tell you, Kavanaugh: You have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.’

(Schumer would be in gaol if he did that in Australia.)

As for the election, the real losers are not only the American people, but a world dependent on American leadership to defend freedom.

Through a rigged election, a corrupt establishment removed probably the greatest president since at least Ronald Reagan, in terms of achievement at home and abroad.

The establishment has waged a constant war against Trump from using a ‘paid-for’ fake dossier about Russian collusion to brief the electoral college in an attempt to overthrow the 2016 election, to the Obama administration, in its dying days, working out ways to protect officials who had lied to obtain warrants to spy on the Trump campaign.

Their final success was to install an administration led by an under-achieving career politician, patriarch of a family demonstrably involved in the sale to foreign plutocrats, including Chinese communists, of access to and influence in the very heart of Washington, a betrayal of both the American people and the free world.

But they have not succeeded in their ultimate goal of destroying Trump and that for which he stands.

Now that Americans have seen what the establishment has planned for them, Trump and indeed Trumpism is, in terms of support, more unassailable than at its high point in 2020, which even those who rigged the election have to concede.

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