Election Integrity a Major Issue for 2022 and 2024

Member Group : Jerry Shenk

Not only Republicans have questions about the residual uncertainty and unaddressed issues concerning the 2020 presidential election.

As America approaches the November midterms, independent voters and Democrats also consider election integrity a critical issue.

In March, Rasmussen Reports found that 83 percent of likely voters think election integrity should be a major factor in the 2022 House/Senate elections – and for the presidency in 2024.

Eighty-nine percent of Republicans said the issue is “important,” 62 percent called it “very important.” Among Democrats, 78 percent called it “important,” 52 percent said “very important.” And 84 percent of independent voters said “important,” 60 percent “very important.”

A 15 point margin is considered a “landslide” in American elections. In that context, “election integrity” is a landslide issue.

In 2020, former-President Donald Trump lost reelection despite winning significantly more votes than in 2016, including far more minority votes. Since then, Republicans – and others – have questioned the integrity of the election.

Oddly, questioning the 2020 outcome gets people shadow banned or censored by, even banished from Big Tech search utilities and social media platforms.

One wonders what there is to fear from thorough forensic investigations, especially if, as Democrats, corporate media and Big Tech censors insist, there was no funny business surrounding that election?

In 2020, COVID-19 panic permitted relaxation of voting rules, distributing unsolicited, insecure mail-in ballots, and made vote counting and recording problematic almost everywhere. But primary public concerns involve Arizona, Wisconsin, Georgia and Pennsylvania where results were tight, and evidence is emerging that misconduct and outside money may have determined the outcomes and, cumulatively, threw the Electoral College vote to a loser.

An investigation conducted by the nonprofit Thomas More Society alleges that election officials violated multiple state laws in administering Wisconsin’s election. Biden won Wisconsin by only 20,608 votes.

In Arizona, where President(ish) Joe Biden won by a mere 10,457 votes, state Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued a report stating, “…[T]he 2020 election in Maricopa County [Phoenix] revealed serious vulnerabilities that must be addressed and raises questions about the 2020 election…,” and, “ …a review has uncovered instances of election fraud by individuals who have been or will be prosecuted for various election crimes.”

A contractor hired to monitor ballot counting in Fulton County (Atlanta), Georgia, wrote a report detailing “massive” election integrity failures and mismanagement during the 2020 election, including double-counting of votes, insecure ballot storage, possible voter privacy violations, the removal of election materials at a warehouse and the movement of “too many” ballots on Election Day.

Election day cell phone tracking data revealed Georgia ballot harvesters/traffickers stopping by at least two Democrat Party offices repeatedly between runs to stuff ballots into unmanned drop boxes. Biden won Georgia by a mere 11,779 votes.

At a public hearing on bills that would block private grants, Pennsylvania’s legislature heard testimony, supported by email evidence, that, among other documented irregularities, Democrat Governor Tom Wolf’s office colluded with left-wing activists to secure millions of dollars in private money to run 2020 get-out-the-vote efforts exclusively in Democrat-leaning counties, a potential violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause.

Biden took Pennsylvania by roughly the same margin Donald Trump did in 2016.

In summary, National Public Radio reported that Biden carried Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin by only 159,065 total votes.

It’s entirely possible that Joe Biden doesn’t belong in the White House for reasons other than his manifest incompetence.

Clearly, public confidence in elections has eroded. People want assurance that their votes are counted, others’ aren’t counted multiple times – and dead people don’t vote.

Since 2020 is history, today, let’s at least do an honest accounting of what really happened, identify election system problems, then fix them – starting by eliminating drop-boxes, standardizing one-day voting and requiring photo identification at polling places and for approved-excuse-only absentee ballots, making the latter the only acceptable mail-in voting method.

Before anyone launches the usual asinine left-wing allegations of “racism” and “voter suppression,” consider this from Rasmussen:

“While some have claimed voter ID laws discriminate against racial minorities, majorities of every racial group – 76% of whites, 60% of black voters, and 78% of other minorities – agree that requiring photo ID to vote is a reasonable measure to protect the integrity of elections.”

Is it racist to assume that minorities are incapable of getting photo identification – or merely dishonest?