By William Sullivan | American Thinker
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Imagine, for a moment, that the night of November 3rd, 2020, had gone a bit differently, with the circumstances reversed.
Imagine that the media was champing at the bit to call several states early for Trump, while refusing to call those states in which Biden was comfortably winning, giving the false perception of the comfortable lead that had been suggested by months of Trump’s leading the polls. Then, imagine it had become clear that Joe Biden was surging to a comfortable lead in several closely contested swing states. Now imagine that, after having stopped the counting of legal ballots in those states (due to the lateness of the hour and logistical challenges, we are told), hundreds of thousands of ballots mysteriously appeared in these states, and counted behind the curtain, with limited Democrat oversight, thus shifting the tide in Trump’s favor by the next day.
You don’t have to ponder that scenario long before concluding that the Democrats and the media would be claiming that the outcome of that election is illegitimate, and calling for investigations at the highest levels to audit the results, ensuring that each and every vote was verified as having been legally cast, with appropriate registration, postmark dates, signatures, etc.
I don’t think it’s possible to understate the following assertion: If it is proven that Democratic Party operatives illegally introduced hundreds of thousands of illegitimate ballots in order to swing an election in their Party’s favor, it will have been the single most dangerous crime in modern American history.
What are we talking about here, after all? We aren’t just talking about the oftentimes phantom “voter suppression” that Democrats notoriously peddle, suggesting that requiring a photo ID or having to stand in line to vote amounts to it. No, we are talking about disenfranchisement of the purest form, and the dissolution of trust in the most fundamental institution of the American republic.
In an almost prophetic moment after states stopped counting votes in key battleground states where he had a significant lead, Trump proclaimed: “We want all voting to stop. We don’t want to find any ballots at 4 A.M. in the morning.”
As expected, the Biden team, enjoying complete and total mainstream media support (interestingly, finding Fox News to be its most steadfast ally in this election), immediately began to lie and spin, suggesting that Trump was trying to “shut down the counting of duly cast ballots.”
That is, in fact, the precise opposite of what Trump said. Trump wanted these states to continue counting the votes that had been duly cast. He said that voting must stop, since the polls had closed, and he did not want any ballots that were “unduly” cast to mysteriously appear.
The examples of this happening are too numerous to list here. But for the sake of time, we’ll limit this discussion to Michigan, where, indeed, hundreds of thousands of new votes appeared overnight, overwhelmingly votes for Biden. As poll watcher and attorney Kelly SoRelle reports from Detroit, three vehicles arrived at around 4 A.M., with “at least 130,000 ballots” which “were not delivered to the precinct before the cut off time” and that “literally 100% of those ballots” were votes for Biden. Amidst all of these allegations, rather than ramping up transparency, efforts have been made to limit access for GOP observers to the process. Nonetheless, there are several reports of ballots being counted despite having no names on them. James O’Keefe has released video of a whistleblower who reports that U.S. postal workers in Michigan were issued directives to back-date late mail-in ballots as received November 3rd, 2020, so they are accepted.”
There are so many crimes suspected to have occurred here that the severity of each of them may be lost in the deluge. But I cannot help thinking about this in the appropriate context, despite the media efforts to downplay the high-level political crimes that are being alleged.
I think about this as it directly relates to the everyday American. My wife and I, for example, aren’t anybody special. Chances are, neither are you. We’re just regular Americans who work hard to provide for our families and raise our children to be good and productive citizens of this free nation, where our lives and liberty are protected as we pursue our own individual happiness. You know, what we used to call the American Dream.
We do not riot in the streets to effect the change we want. We vote. And because we want the American Dream rather than promises of a socialist utopia administrated by government bureaucrats, we voted for Trump.
And if you are a Trump voter living in Michigan, the Democratic leadership of your state, if the above allegations are true, disenfranchised you and at least 129,999 of your political allies that supported the presidential candidate of your choosing.
Here’s another question worth pondering. Did you also vote for Republican Senate candidate John James, who also saw his lead disappear after these thousands of new ballots were introduced under the shroud of darkness? At 3 A.M., James was up by about 60,000 votes. By the following day, the Democratic incumbent had secured the votes needed to represent Michigan in the Senate.
There may be reasonable explanations for all of this. But to say that it isn’t a suspicious set of circumstances suggesting potential corruption can only be a lie, and, again, if the roles were reversed, the media and Democrats would be sparing no time or digital ink in screaming for a fair and thorough investigation.
And that’s all that we Trump supporters and Republicans now demand -- a fair and thorough investigation to discern the truth.
This is not just about Michiganders, to be clear. This crime, if it is proven to be a crime, would have the potential to swindle every American people of their rightfully-elected president, in accordance with the United States Constitution, and possibly shifted the balance of power in Congress. It would be nothing short of a conspiracy to destroy America.
Trump won Michigan by a slim margin of just over ten thousand votes in 2016. If Democratic operatives, colluding with the media and the leadership of the United States Postal Service, conspired to introduce hundreds of thousands of illegitimate votes in battleground states like Michigan, it is quite possibly most dangerous crime in modern American history, and the word “sedition” does not seem too strong a word to describe it. The objective moral chasm between such a crime and Watergate is as vast as the space between mass murder and jaywalking.
Time and evidence will tell, you may be assured. President Trump has beaten back the many other attempted coups that the Democrats and media have foisted upon the American people over these past four years, and if you think he’ll do any less than exploring every nook and cranny for the potential evidence of a crime of this magnitude, you haven’t been paying attention.
Trumpsters -- This is No Time to Go Wobbly
By Brian C. Joondeph | American Thinker
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A long time ago, when free elections were still a staple of American government along with the peaceful transition of power, a former U.S. president named George H.W. Bush was mulling over how to respond to Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait in August 1990. Should he rescue Kuwait or keep American noses clean, allowing Saddam’s aggression to take its course?
Margaret Thatcher gave Bush a few words, now a famous quote, “Remember George, this is no time to go wobbly.” Today this advice goes to Trumpsters reeling over a banana republic attempt to steal a presidential election playing out before their eyes.
It began with Democrats running a senile candidate who had been in government for almost 50 years with no meaningful accomplishments other than making his family members multi-millionaires by selling his influence as a US senator and then as vice president.
In contrast, President Trump had a list of accomplishments over his first term eclipsing that of any previous president in recent memory. He generated enthusiasm among his supporters not seen for any other presidential candidate, tens of thousands waiting in line all day, often in rain or freezing cold, just to be part of a Trump rally.
The pollsters predicted a “blue wave” with Democrats winning the White House and Senate, expanding their House majority, in preparation for an opposition free opportunity to enact a far-left agenda which would make Cuba or Venezuela jealous. The polls were wrong as they were in 2016, putting another nail in the coffin of their non-existent credibility.
Election day came and went. News networks, with Fox News leading the pro-Democrat charge, were quick to declare Biden the winner of states with only a few votes counted, such as Arizona, while refusing to call states like Florida for Trump, despite a commanding lead with almost all votes counted. California was called for Biden at the moment the polls closed.
Prognostications were all over the map, depending on who you watched or listened to. Things were trending in Trump’s direction as evidenced by the betting odds suddenly favoring Trump and the Chinese yuan dropping precipitously as their benefactor, Joe Biden, appearing to be headed back to his basement. A red wave was building.
Time for a coordinated kill switch to be pulled on Trump, orchestrated between the Democrat Party and Big Media.
Around midnight, several battleground states with Democrat governors stopped counting votes, all at the same time, with nary a word of dissent or concern from the media, who likely knew of the evening’s plans ahead of time. What a brilliant way to stop Trump’s momentum, just like a losing basketball team calling a time out when the other team is on a tear.
Several hours later when most Americans were asleep, tranches of a hundred thousand plus votes suddenly appeared in crucial swing states. How remarkable that these votes were all for Biden, and none for Trump. What are the odds of that? All of a sudden, these red-leaning states were toss-ups and then solidly blue.
Republican poll watchers were chased away by local election officials, unable to verify the credibility of these magically appearing votes. Were they legitimate? Were they signed by actual voters? Or where they filled out by Democrat operatives in the weeks before the election ready to be delivered on election night as planned?
Voila, states initially won by Trump are being called for Biden, pushing Sleepy Joe closer to the magic 270 number. Trump and his team are suddenly on defense, demanding recounts and looking to the courts for justice and fairness. Rather than voters choosing the next president, it is being decided by election officials, vote counters, lawyers, and judges.
Democrats have turned a successful incumbent president into an Al Gore in 2000, with the media squarely in Biden’s camp, calling on Trump to give up for the sake of “unity” and “healing.”
Trump supporters are understandably devastated, watching an election being stolen right before their eyes.
Imagine if the parties and candidates were reversed, with Republicans miraculously “finding” ballots to push their candidate from the losing to winning column. Suppose there were more votes cast for Trump in a state than there are registered voters in that same state?
The usual Democrat mouthpieces would be all over the news, unable to contain themselves. This only confirms that this election is Trump and his supporters against the ruling class of both parties, academia, media, entertainment, finance, and the rest of the “enlightened” world.
But remember this is not Trump’s first rodeo against such resistance which began the day he rode down the escalator at Trump Tower in June 2015. Look what he survived.
The Access Hollywood tapes. Spygate and the Mueller investigation. Stormy, Avenatti, Cohen, and other failed Trump-slayers. Trump faced impeachment followed immediately by a Chinese virus unleashed on the world. There have been tell-all books and nothing but hostility from virtually all the national and world media.
His supporters were called names. We are deplorable chumps. We are Nazis, white supremacists, racists, homophobes, xenophobes, knuckle dragging, banjo playing Deliverance types. The ruling class wants us dead, from the virus or injury at Democrat supported riots, or else sent to reeducation camps.
If this vitriol was directed against any Republican but Trump, they would have folded and crawled into a hole, and would have already given a concession speech, something so many spineless Republicans excel at.
But Trump is a winner, as he has shown since his famous escalator ride. Everything thrown at him has bounced away like bullets off Superman. I can’t imagine that he has not gamed out this scenario, as well as myriad other schemes the Democrats might throw at him.
If he was truly caught flat footed, then that’s on him and he may finally lose. But he wouldn’t just lose, going back to Trump Tower and real estate deals. He and his family, as well as his inner circle, would be destroyed, bankrupted, and imprisoned. He knows the stakes.
He also knew this election chicanery was part of the ruling class’s playbook. He spoke about election fraud at rallies, press conferences, and interviews. Would he have endured 5 years of slings and arrows to now lose reelection in this manner, stolen from him?
Trump losing is not a bet I would take, given his track record. Complaining to our elected representatives is worthless as most are afraid of their own shadows, preferring pay-to-play from the back benches of Congress in preparation for their future lobbying jobs or board positions.
We as his supporters can’t go wobbly at a time like this. Trump needs our support and prayers as he is the last line between America the Beautiful versus the Peoples’ Republic of Biden. Perhaps this is Pollyannish wishful thinking on my part, but I believe Trump has this.
Turn off cable news, especially Fox News, and take a deep breath. And don’t go wobbly.
Brian C. Joondeph, M.D., is a Denver-based physician and freelance writer for American Thinker, Rasmussen Reports, and other publications. Follow him on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Parler, and QuodVerum.