Thursday, November 15, 2018

Disenfranchisement Part Deux

I suggested a few months ago that what was really going on in the Kavanaugh hearings was just an extension of a broader effort to undo the results of the 2016 election in my post What Happens When You Disenfranchise Tens Of Millions Of People?. It has now been more than two years since that election day and we still have what appears to be an endless "investigation" into Russian interference into our election. As of now we still have no evidence of any collusion with Trump or his campaign. That hasn't stopped the "investigation" which seems to have turned into a zombie of sort, mindlessly shuffling around the halls of power in D.C. murmuring "Russsiiiaaannnsss". It seems quite likely that this farce will keep on until the 2020 elections, when perhaps it can be repurposed into a new investigation.

Meanwhile, more than a week has passed since the midterm elections, and still we have races undecided and being flipped. In Arizona the Democrat won the Senate race as apparently 150,000 people voted for the Republican candidate for governor but not for the U.S. Senate, which doesn't seem sketchy at all. The socialist running for Georgia governor is refusing to concede and keeps suing to force more and more rejected ballots be counted in the hopes of magically coming up with 17,000 votes to force a runoff. I saw from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that there is already talk of declaring a win by Republican Brian Kemp illegitimate:

That line of attack — questioning the legitimacy of Kemp’s possible victory — has quickly spread nationally among other prominent Democrats. Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker have both said Abrams is being victimized by an unfair process.

And U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio told a group in Washington, “if Stacey Abrams doesn’t win in Georgia, they stole it.”

The narrative is clear. When Republicans win, they are illegitimate and "stole" the election (by only counting actual legal ballots). Meanwhile in Florida, the already proven corrupt elections supervisor of Broward County seems to keep finding new ballots under every couch cushion. The GOP and Trump need to pull out all of the stops and fight this.

Strangely enough, whenever there are questionable ballots, provisional ballots and newly discovered ballots, they seem to overwhelmingly favor Democrats. Either Democrat voters are too dumb to fill out a ballot or Democrats are cheating. Or more likely both are true.

I am of the opinion that if you are unable to follow simple directions to fill out your ballot, then your ballot shouldn't count and maybe you shouldn't be voting in the first place. Trying to have elections decided by dueling lawsuits and partisan judges is a sure recipe for shenanigans. Voting involves people: people campaigning, people voting, people counting those votes. There is always going to be some error involved. But in our deeply divided nation, razor thin margins of victory are becoming the norm and that opens us up to having people other than voters decided who wins elections. As the saying attributed to Stalin goes:

“Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.”

Stalin's modern progeny have embraced this philosophy.

As I said in my previous post...

What happens when tens of millions of people are told: oh so sorry, I know we had an election but the results were just not what we can permit so your votes no longer count. What happens when you tell half of the country that they are supposed to be content to be wage-slaves and tax-cattle to fund the machinations of the elite, but that they simply can't be trusted to make any meaningful decisions? When people realize that they have no say in their own government, that a small cabal of technocrats and managerial elites rule over us and use progressive religious jihadis like the antifa, to attack and cow anyone that steps out of line, what are they going to do? I don't think they are going to stand for it and I don't mean writing an angry letter to their Congressman. We stand on the precipice of something really dangerous in this country. People that just want to live their lives, work their job, raise their kids, worship or not as they see fit, and vote every fall to determine who runs the government are finding out that they will not be permitted to do that. The people that have formed the bedrock of this country are looking around and seeing that the country that they love and the world envies is on the verge of disappearing. What will these quiet, unassuming people do then?

I think we might be about to find out.

Americans are by and large a quiet, peaceful people in their normal lives. Push them too far and you will find just how quickly that can change.

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