by David Keltz
Anyone with half an ounce of integrity knows the manner in which the 2020 election was conducted was neither free nor fair. Never before in our nation’s history did we have a presidential election with so many safety measures that were deliberately ignored or willfully removed. And never have we had an election with so much early voting, and mail-in voting.
All of this was made possible by drastic and unconstitutional rule changes implemented illegally by Democratic secretaries of state at the 11th hour, including the expanded use of mail-in ballots, unsupervised drop boxes, and ballot harvesting.
Yet the propagandists in the corporate media have remained silent about all of it, and have shown zero interest in exploring what may actually have occurred. Donald Trump is out of office. That’s all they care about.
As soon as Joe Biden was declared the winner by the Associated Press, CNN, and other news outlets, we were all told to shut up and accept the results. And even worse, to this day, anyone who questions the legitimacy of the election is considered a wild-eyed conspiracy theorist who wants to overthrow “Our Democracy™.”
But as we continue to learn more about what actually happened, it is becoming evident that the corrupt establishment media is more desperate to ensure that the truth is not revealed under any circumstances.
Here are some facts.
In the last election, 66.7 percent of the eligible voting population supposedly cast a ballot, resulting in the highest voter turnout in 120 years. By contrast, only 59.7 percent of eligible voters cast their ballots in the 2016 election.
The nearly 160 million votes cast also marked a 20 million vote increase from the 2016 election when roughly 139 million citizens cast their ballots.
No one in the legacy media seems to think it’s remarkable that 20 million more people suddenly decided to vote as compared to just four years earlier.
The last presidential election with a turnout as high as 2020 was in 1900 when (73.7 percent) of eligible voters participated. To this day, the highest voter turnout ever recorded was during the highly controversial 1876 election between Samuel Tilden and Rutherford B. Hayes in which 82.6 percent of eligible voters supposedly participated.
That’s not to say that every single election with a high turnout is evidence of fraud, but one would think such a drastic increase in voter turnout would at least warrant extra scrutiny.
Not only was the voter participation unusually high in 2020, with 159,633,396 total votes recorded, but 64.1 percent of the electorate, or 101,453,111 people supposedly voted before Election Day. And a total of 65,642,049 people were reported to have voted via mail-in balloting prior to Election Day.
When was the last time 101 million people voted before Election Day, including more than 65 million people by mail-in-votes? The answer is never.
Let’s look at the results of three crucial swing states.
Trump supposedly “lost” Arizona by just 10,457 votes, Georgia by 11,779, and Wisconsin by 20,682, meaning he “lost” those three states by a mere 42,921 votes. Had he won all three, the Electoral College would have been tied at 269. In that scenario, the vote then would have gone to the House of Representatives, where each state, (not each representative) has one vote. Republicans controlled 26 states, and therefore Trump most likely would have been declared the winner.
Of course we know that didn’t happen, so instead we’re left to examine what subsequent audits and investigations have revealed.
Here are some more facts to consider.
Last fall, significant irregularities were uncovered in the results of a forensic audit of Maricopa County, which accounts for nearly two-thirds of the votes in the state of Arizona.
Some of the key findings of the audit revealed that there were 49,718 questionable votes, including 23,344 mail-in ballots that were accepted from individuals who no longer live at the address where their ballots were sent.
The report also found that 9,041 more ballots were returned by voters than received. In other words, nearly 10,000 more ballots were “returned” to be counted than ballots that were sent out. There were also 5,295 voters who were found to have voted in multiple counties.
In the Peach State, 600,000 ballots supposedly were placed in an estimated 300 unsupervised drop boxes, where they were then supposed to be picked up and properly documented by election workers.
Yet state and county election officials have failed to produce a paper trail, or even chain of custody records, for more than 355,000 still-unaccounted-for ballots.
The good news is an investigation is currently underway to try to determine from where, exactly, these ballots came. Apparently now that he’s up for reelection, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is finally interested in uncovering what really happened.
The Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections in December convened a hearing in which it was revealed that approximately 3.3 million people out of the state’s 3.5 million active voters, or 93.7 percent, supposedly voted in the 2020 election. Even the corrupt election of 1876 did not have a voter participation rate that high.
The hearing also determined that of the 957,977 people who were supposedly registered as new voters in Wisconsin in 2020, 45,665 of them registered with driver’s licenses that did not match DMV records. There were also 157,000 voters who had duplicate registration numbers, and the Wisconsin voter rolls were found to have had over 120,000 active voters who were listed as registered to vote for more than 100 years. That’s a lot of voters who served in World War I.
This is by no means a complete list of all the irregularities that occurred, including in several other swing states where election laws were illegally changed, including in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
The simple fact is, it is intellectually dishonest to say there was no evidence of voter fraud, or voter irregularities in the 2020 election. When one candidate “wins” three swing states by fewer than 50,000 votes, and it turns out there were serious problems with verifying the authenticity of hundreds of thousands of ballots in those states, that is not evidence of a free and fair election.
Unless we figure out what exactly happened, why it happened and how to fix it going forward, then the American people will never have confidence in our elections again.
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David Keltz is the author of The Campaign of His Life and Media Bias in the Trump Presidency and the Extinction of the Conservative Millennial.