A number of recent headlines have highlighted problems with our November 2020 elections and their consequences - elections that I've maintained all along were stolen by the current Administration and the shadowy people behind it. Click on any link to go to the article concerned.
- Judge rules absentee ballot drop boxes illegal in Wisconsin
- Wisconsin Speaker Vos Is Secretly Pushing Legislation to Increase Number of Drop Boxes After Judge Ruled Them Illegal in State
- Voter GA Confirms Over 100,000 Ballots in Georgia 2020 Election Missing Valid Chain of Custody Documentation, Additionally Drop Box Videos Have Been Destroyed
- Did over 100,000 people older than 124 years vote in Wisconsin?
- Fighters Are Uncovering 2020 Election Ugliness in Michigan
There are many others I could have cited; those are just the ones I bookmarked in passing.
The trouble is, too many centrist and/or conservative voters are shrugging their shoulders in resignation, because "what can one person do to stop it?" Others are rejecting participating in elections at all: "What's the point, when we know they're going to cheat even harder next time?"
That's precisely why we should be trying to do something about it, to stop them cheating next time, and to expose - in real time, as it happens, or at least as soon as possible thereafter - any cheating that's detected. There's no reason why concerned voters can't volunteer as election workers, join monitoring groups to clean up voters' rolls and election administration, and pressure their representatives in State governments to enact reforms to the greatest possible extent, to block some of the shenanigans we witnessed in November 2020.
The less we do to counter electoral fraud, the more likely we are to encounter it this year and in 2024, and the more likely it is to succeed. The more we do to counter it, the less likely it is to succeed.
Let's take that message to heart, and spread it around; and let's get together with those we know in our area, to do what we can to shed light on an all-too-often murky subject. We have no right to complain about electoral outcomes being unjust, unfair or rigged if we, as individuals and collectively, are doing nothing to stop that from happening. It starts with getting local elections right - and that's our job. The old proverb says, "Take care of the pennies, and the pounds will look after themselves". In the same way, ensure that local elections are free and fair, and the national elections will follow in their wake; but it starts locally, with us.
What's more, let's make sure that we strive for fairness, honesty and accuracy - not a right-wing version of election corruption to equal what the left did in 2020. That would make us as bad as they are. We're supposed to be better than that.