Those Who Count
In 2010, Nancy Pelosi infamously said, “we have to pass the bill (Obamacare) to find out what’s in it.” They passed the bill, and most people did not like what was in it.
During the 2020 Presidential campaign, Joe Biden said that the voters will “know my opinion on court-packing when the election is over.” He will soon tell us what his opinion is, but we all really know what it is, that’s why he kept it hidden.
This lack of transparency and authenticity should be discrediting and disqualifying, but it isn’t. You, the voter, no longer count. But that’s the way Democrats want our system to work. They want the people to sign off on their extreme agenda without knowing what that extreme agenda actually is.
The first indication that there was something fraudulent about this year’s election was when Donald Trump was continually pressed that he must accept the results of the election before the election was held. Not blindly accepting the results of a Presidential election is not unprecedented, and is not a threat to our democracy. In fact, the ability to challenge the results of a potentially fraudulent election is a sign of the strength of our democracy. When someone tells you that you exercising your Constitutional rights is a threat to the Constitution, it means it’s a threat to their attempts at circumventing the Constitution.
Remember, the last three Presidential elections that the Democrats lost, all three losing candidates did not accept the results. In 2000, Al Gore refused to concede, and challenged the results all the way to the Supreme Court. In 2004, John Kerry challenged the election results by questioning the validity of the Ohio voting machines. And after the 2016 election, we spent two and a half years, and over 30 million dollars investigating the results of that election. In all three of those elections, some Democratic Senators objected to the certification of the electoral college votes, so don’t let anyone tell you that is an unprecedented threat.
No one demanded that these Democratic candidates accept the results of the election under any circumstance. They were allowed to hold onto their Constitutional rights. In fact, Hilary Clinton in August 2020, said that Joe Biden “should not concede under any circumstances”. Yet Donald Trump was told he must accept the results of the election under every circumstance. He was pressured to give up his Constitutional rights and agree the election was fair before we even held the election. No other candidate has ever been asked to do that, and no other candidate should ever consider doing that. When that unconstitutional request was made, that meant something unfair or possibly fraudulent is about to go down. Red lights should have been going up all over the country.
Why would Donald Trump be asked to concede under every circumstance? Because the people asking him to do that knew the fix was in. There is absolutely no other reason other than the people perpetrating the fix wanted to bully him into silence.
Is it coincidental that the year the Democrats asked the opposition candidate to accept the results under any circumstance is the year they removed many of the safeguards in the election process? They set-up the easily-corruptible mail-in voting system. They removed voter ID and signature matching in many of the battleground states. They sent out tens of millions of unsolicited ballots into the ether. Set up countless unguarded ballot drop boxes removing the chain of custody of millions of ballots. These unconstitutional changes to election laws all happened to occur in battleground states that Joe Biden won (more red lights should be flashing). And then after removing many of these security measures, they wanted Trump to give up his ability to hold the voting process accountable.
We all know what’s going on. When police detectives ask a suspect to waive his rights, it means they are planning on trampling his rights.
When a prosecutor asks a defendant to waive his right to an appeal, it means he wants to violate legal procedures that would not hold up in the appellate process.
How fair would a trial be if the judge and the prosecutor demanded that the defense attorney give up his right to object during the trial?
If someone says, you must sign this contract before you read it, that means they want you to agree to something that you wouldn’t knowingly agree to.
Wouldn’t we think it very suspicious, if an NFL Head Coach was told by the opposing coach and the officials that he must give up his right to challenge any call no matter how clear and obvious the video evidence is, even though the opposing coach would retain his full challenges? Wouldn’t we all say, ‘that doesn’t make sense’, ‘something strange or possible illegal is going on’?
For those who are aghast at the idea that there could ever be voter fraud in the United States, consider the fact that there has been over $38 billion of fraud in the Covid-relief programs. There is over $24 billion of identity theft every year. If, so many people are willing to assume another’s identity to use their credit cards or steal their Covid-relief money, are we going to pretend that people won’t assume someone else’s identity to vote? And that process became much easier with the widespread mail-in system. Remember, the number one federal crime in America is mail fraud.
The question to the candidates about the elections should have been, ‘because many states have relaxed their security protocols during this election, do you believe there should be an automatic independent audit to ensure the integrity of the election?’ That’s the question that should have been asked, but the exact opposite question was asked, and only of Trump, not of Biden. So, Biden reserved his right to challenge the election results while pressuring Trump to give up his rights. These points are so clear and obvious, yet no one in the media has connected these dots, probably because it is very difficult to connect dots when you’re blinded by ideology.
And what was the result? One of the least popular Presidential candidates in modern history, someone so unappealing and uncharismatic that he was rejected summarily by the Democratic base in two previous primary elections, received 15 million more votes than Barrack Obama, one of the most popular Presidential candidates in our nation’s history, someone who was deemed the most admired person in our country ten years running. And Joe Biden beat his totals by 15 million votes? It’s obvious what happened. It’s common sense. But I guess as Voltaire once said, “Common sense is not so common.”
In the year 2020, we’ve crossed over to the place that Joseph Stalin talked about. "It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes." And if we, the voter, want to count again, we must be able hold those who count the votes accountable again, but don’t count on it.
Judd Garrett is a former NFL player, coach, and executive. He is a frequent contributor to the website Real Clear Politics. He has recently published his first novel, No Wind.