The left's bulk-ballot fraud strategy works
By Mark Alexander
A slim majority of Georgia voters last week returned control of the nation to leftist Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who will be restored as Senate Majority Leader with the tiebreaker vote of incoming VP Kamala Harris by the end of January.
Schumer will then work with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the Biden/Harris regime to rapidly undo the Trump administration's initiatives and reset the nation's course back toward the tyranny of statist socialism.
How did that happen in Georgia?
As I asked ahead of the runoff: Given that the state's leading leftist protagonist, Stacey Abrams, has registered more than 115,000 additional Demo voters since November in a state that Donald Trump failed to carry, can either GOP Senate candidate win?
While the contested presidential election was sucking all the Republican air out of the room, Georgia Democrats hit the ground with a winning strategy for Schumer — the same strategy they used in November. And that strategy succeeded in the election of two far-leftist candidates, radical Raphael Warnock and nothing-burger John Ossoff, in a state that has been otherwise generally conservative.
What strategy? Well, it was not the election fraud the president has been focusing on for the last two months — rigged voting systems and state legislatures not performing their constitutional duty.
Then what happened?
What follows is an explanation of the real impending threat to American Liberty and the election strategy in November and in Georgia this week, which has successfully turned our political system to the hard left. That strategy has, and will continue to, pay rich power-shifting dividends if not stopped.
By the latest accounting, Joe Biden received a record 81,283,098 votes (51.3%) in the November 3 election, while Donald Trump received 74,222,958 votes (46.8%), with 2,926,539 votes (1.8%) going to third-party candidates.
In a nation of 333 million Americans, almost 160 million (66%) of its 239.2 million eligible voters cast votes. That's the highest voter turnout rate (if one considers bulk-mail balloting "turnout") among eligible citizens since 1900, when 73% of voters actually turned out in person to cast ballots in the race between Republican President William McKinley and Democrat challenger William Jennings Bryan. Elections were close then, too, with McKinley winning with a little more than Biden's margin — 51.6% of that vote.
Six months into his second term, in September 1901, McKinley was assassinated and succeeded by Vice President Teddy Roosevelt.
For different reasons, as I noted soon after Biden selected Kamala Harris as his Black (check box) female (check box) Left Coast (check box) running mate, she will also replace him — making her the titular head of the Democrat Party's enemies of the people.
How did we get here?
Having failed at both, their third and final effort, using a bulk-mail balloting strategy to overwhelm Trump's electoral support, succeeded. While President Trump has been focused on electronic hardware and software manipulation, which could account for election fraud, I believe those concerns, while legitimate, are a diversion from the real mass-voting fraud — millions of bulk-mail votes that have, ostensibly, been authenticated.
The bulk-mail and absentee ballot authentication problem is twofold: First, there is the question of proper identification for the person registered to vote by mail, particularly if that registration was part of bulk-registration initiatives. Second, there is the question of actual signature authentication, be it human or electronic.
Before further explanation of those two problems, let's review the election just past.
Regarding the identification of a voter, states have varying ID requirements.
Some 35 states have laws requesting or requiring voters to show some form of identification at the polls. The remaining 14 states use other methods to "verify" the identity of voters, most often a signature comparison with a signature on file.
The biggest states requiring NO voter ID are, to one degree or another, Democrat-controlled: California, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Oregon, and North Carolina. Of the 15 states that do require voter ID, but do NOT require a photo on the ID, the bigger states are Washington, Colorado, Missouri, Virginia, and Connecticut.
Only six states still have a strict requirement for an ID with photo: Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Georgia.
Democrats pretentiously protest that requiring a valid ID to ensure voter eligibility is solely about "voter suppression." Need I list the number of basic activities that require a photo ID — you know, like buying a beer, or driving a car, or boarding a plane, or attending the NAACP National Conference?
Worse than not requiring and affirming identification of in-person voters is the Democrat strategy to expand bulk-mail voting by millions of, in effect, unidentified voters.
Currently, voting by mail is an option in 33 states and the District of Columbia. In 2020, five states — Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah, and Washington — held elections almost entirely by mail, with Hawaii and Utah adopting full vote-by-mail elections in 2020.
In 45 states plus DC, provisions, some temporary and some permanent, allowed voting by mail without an excuse, and other changes were also made to make voting easier.
In nine states and DC, bulk-mail ballots are now mailed to the last known addresses of all "registered" voters — the so-called "universal voting" process. Those states included major Demo strongholds: California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Colorado, and New Jersey.
The number of bulk-mail ballots skyrocketed to more than 65 million in 2020, 65% of the 101 million early votes cast — and that total was the equivalent of 73% of all votes cast (136.6 million) in 2016. In that election, only 25% (33 million) of votes were the result of "universal voting" or absentee ballots. Predictably, the number of mail ballots cast for Democrats far exceeded the number cast by Republicans.
California was a model for voter registration efforts, yielding record voter turnout. As a result, almost 87% of the state's 17,785,151 votes were not cast in person. Moreover, almost 99.5% of those ballots were accepted — a historically low rate of rejection.
Notably, of mail-in ballots, the rejection rate for primary ballots in 2020 was far higher than in 2016. And yet in the general election, with its record number of mail-in ballots, the rejection rate dropped dramatically.
Federal Election Commissioner Ellen Weintraub insists, "There is simply no basis for the conspiracy theory that voting by mail causes fraud."
This is the year that Democrats figured out how to rig elections "universally" — taking their cue from Barack Obama and his former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, who declared: "You don't ever want a good crisis to go to waste; it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."
Leftists have masterfully used the ChiCom Virus crisis as national justification for their mail-vote ground game.
As I noted in our "ChiCom Virus Timeline, the Left's biggest benefactor, billionaire socialist George Soros, asserted early on that the ChiCom pandemic would provide a "revolutionary moment": "I would describe it as a revolutionary moment when the range of possibilities is much greater than in normal times. What is inconceivable in normal times becomes not only possible but actually happens. People are disoriented and scared."
Bulk-mail balloting would have been broadly inconceivable way back in 2019 — which seems like an eternity ago. But as I wrote in April of that year, the Democrats were busy then formulating an electoral strategy to guarantee perpetual rule, as they have every year for the past century.
The Demo objective in 2020 was to register millions of new "victims" and "group identity" constituents who aren't politically informed or engaged. In many states, registrations require only the loosest criteria for identification. Democrats choose those who would not otherwise vote in person. In states that are not bulk-mailing ballots to every registered voter, they have ensured the new registrants are signed up for bulk requests to receive absentee mail ballots.
But motivating those constituents to vote requires a massive effort to reinforce their victim and/or group-identity status, and last summer they accomplished this with their "systemic racism" canard, dutifully and endlessly piped through every Leftmedia medium into the soft brains of those voters. This helped ensure that they returned those ballots.
Finally, back where I started.
What's the problem with mail-in ballots, particularly those bulk-mailed to all registered voters in some states?
Beyond the loose identification requirements for voters in many states, the authentication of those ballots is done by signature comparison. The Democrat assertion that the vast majority of November's mail-in ballots contain authentic signatures is patently unverifiable.
I've been a collector of signatures, both contemporary and historic, for my entire adult life. Authenticating signatures, whether that of George Washington or Donald Trump, requires time and expertise. That authentication process is both an art and science.
The notion that 65 million signatures have been authenticated by rooms full of bureaucrats and hourly contract workers who have only the most tangential instruction on signature verification and very limited time to do so is utterly absurd. More absurd is the notion those signatures were sufficiently authenticated by electronic signature scanners.
The only legitimate mail-in ballot vote must be from a voter who has been thoroughly authenticated on the front end, and whose signature is expertly validated on the back end. Counting votes as authentic under any other circumstances constitutes massive mail-ballot fraud. This is not so much the willful casting of fraudulent votes as the willful counting of votes that have not been properly vetted on both the front and back end.
What should concern every American who believes the integrity of our elections is important is this: If Democrats can use their bulk-mail strategy to get 81,283,098 votes for dullard and senile Joe Biden, who has accomplished next to nothing in his almost five decades in Washington, what can they do with a candidate who has some merits?
To be clear, Democrats are not interested in election integrity. The only way to ensure the integrity of our election process is to require in-person voting, requiring the voter to present proper identification, and perhaps resorting to paper balloting.
But that time is long gone.
The Democrats now have a three-pronged attack plan to control the results of future elections: Expand their bulk-mail "universal voting" strategy, pack the Supreme Court after retaking the Senate (if they can keep Joe Manchin (D-WV) in their column), and, ultimately, eliminate the Electoral College, so the voters of a few massive urban centers can rule the nation.
Regarding the current lack of confidence in our electoral system, political analyst Ash Staub writes in "A Legitimacy Crisis of the Left's Own Making," "The official narrative that no widespread voter fraud occurred has yet to win over a good portion of the electorate." A Quinnipiac University poll found that 77% of Republican voters "believe there was widespread voter fraud during the presidential election." And "of voters overall, only 60% believe the election to be legitimate." Those finding were largely duplicated in a Politico survey, which "found that 79% of Trump voters believe the election to be stolen through illegal voting and fraud."
Staub observed, "The solutions required to legitimize the electoral process, let alone legitimize the media as arbiters of truth, seem to be beyond the capabilities of the very institutions that require legitimacy. It's too early to tell exactly what this will mean, but it's clear that the trend of the right's declining faith in democratic institutions shows no signs of leveling off."
Legal and political analyst John Hinderaker adds: "Over the next two years, the election will be investigated and books will be written. Some will argue that Donald Trump actually won the election, while others will try to show that Biden's victory was legitimate. In all likelihood, the question will never be definitively resolved, but the questions about Biden's legitimacy probably will grow."
Hinderaker concludes, "Will that scenario bring about demands for electoral reform so that future elections do not end in a cloud of doubt? I hope so, but I doubt it, at least in states where Democrats have substantial power. The Democrats like voter fraud. That has been true for a long time. In 2020, they saw how helpful to their cause lax voting procedures, that both enable fraud and make it hard if not impossible to prove, can be. They will fight tooth and nail to preserve their fraud advantage in future elections. All of which could make the bitterness over last year's election a mild preview of things to come."
Republicans should and will seek to roll back "universal voting," but that will be met with leftist protests of "voter suppression," much as they have protested affirming the identity of a person to ensure voter eligibility.
Meanwhile, next up in the Demos' black bag of election fraud tricks: Voting online and via apps.
For the moment, it's back to 2008, when Barack Obama's Demos held the House and Senate — until they got hit by the Tea Party wave in 2010...
The good news is that 26 state GOP attorneys general are banding together to hold the line against the Biden/Harris regime. And that could lead to a more rigorous alliance to create a Constitutional Confederation of States.
Fellow Patriots, some of you are discouraged. But let me encourage you to stand fast and firm! Hold the line. Remember who YOU are, brothers and sisters — who WE are together — and from what stock you come.
Let me remind you: You are NOT alone. There are more than 80 million grassroots American Patriots across our nation, most of us armed, and our ranks are growing. The BIG difference between conservative and leftist voters is that most of those Demos are dullard urban voters and elitist "white privilege" suburban benefactors, all of whom depend in large measure on working Patriots across our country for their basic needs.
Mark Alexander is the executive editor of the Patriot Post.