"If they counted money the way they’re counting ballots, those people would be in Lake Mead tied to a cinder block," says Walter Kirn, on the Nevada elections
More evidence of decline; we’re not even good at cheating anymore. Joe Kennedy would have this fixed in a Massachusetts Minute.
Free speech used to be considered a pillar of democracy and fundamental to its basic function, but now we're constantly told by the powerful that it is one of the major threats to it. Similarly, transparent elections were always considered vital, but now questioning or even acknowledging irregularities is considered "insurrection," and "election denying." The truth is, if they had nothing to hide, they would welcome transparency, both before and after the fact. The fact that instead of allowing transparency they instead attack those who asks questions pretty much confirms all suspicions of wrongdoing.
Matt you nailed it again. If they got nothing to hide then they should have nothing to fear with some transparency, right?
If the systems that govern over our lives CAN be corrupted - which both parties have made claims of over the past ten years many times - then that is the real threat to democracy. Even if the system isn't corrupted, if the people think it is then that means distrust with the system which puts us all in danger. Why not have live cameras on all locations counting ballots, and total transparency so the public can see exactly what is going on? What we need is a transparency movement. Transparency is the anecdote for corruption. Like this: https://joshketry.substack.com/p/what-we-need-is-a-transparency-movement
It's always certain places and certain elections. Totally predictable.
Unless we go back to paper ballots, verified voters, mainly election day voting, and hand counts subject to observers, we might as well abolish elections and just have acclimations, whoever screams loudest.
Looking at all the shit coming down the road in the near future, the Democrats better be careful what they wish for, because they might get it. They won't be able to blame Trump, the Republicans, or the Russians for the Empire coming unraveled. Are they going to spend their way out of hyperinflation?They won't be able to throw Biden under the bus, but will have to defend him. We will be deprived of the Hunter hearings, but what are the Dems going to do, keep dragging in anyone within ten miles of the Capital on Jan 6 and shouting that anyone who disagrees is a fascist? It gets old after awhile.
As the Greeks would say, "Those whom the gods wish to destroy, first they make lucky."
Every national election, there are more and more anomalies and they all end up favoring the Democrats. But it's all coincidence and if you disagree, you'll be labeled a right-wing extremist and put on a terrorist watchlist by the completely non-political Department of "Justice."
War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.
Free speech is censorship.
Mail ballots still coming in while the other votes are being counted. What could go wrong? So every election there will be Republicans leading, then the vote count comes to a halt, then the mail ballots drip in and the Democrat starts gaining and wins by a nose. Yeah, that's not gonna make anyone suspicious. Even if they're all legitimate ballots -- which I don't believe -- that's no way to make people trust the system.
They could at least pretend to be embarrassed at how poorly they are doing their jobs, and at what a total mess they have made of what was (and should be) a simple, rapid system.
Maybe we should go back to the good old days when schools and Sesame Street taught kids math. Unfortunately, bigpHARMa and woke ideologues have captured most institutions. Now we have drag queen shows at schools and Big Bird and Elmo promoting the jab. RIP common sense, freedom of speech, basic math, children’s innocence, body sovereignty and DEMOCRACY. Arizona and Nevada are a joke and a national embarrassment.
Arizona is apparently worse.
The house always wins. The Democrat House. By any means. And I think you know what I mean.
Speaking of Vegas- Whatever happened with the Vegas mass shooting?
The UK and France both have paper ballot systems. The count is given THE SAME NIGHT after the voting closes. Counting happens in the local polling place - not some huge centralized location. Under the eyes of the local population. That is how the USA worked in the 1950s before computer voting machines came in "to speed up the process".
We need to get rid of the voting machines and go back to paper ballots with local hand counts. Observed by both parties plus independent citizen observers. And signed off as fair and correct by them. Before a copy of the tabulation is send to regional and then state centers. Written paper records. Chain of custody. Hand to cheat. Easy to check was fair.
This is the way to get citizen trust back.
Ya it’s pretty clear Dems are stealing the senate. But let’s all pretend it’s not happening. USA is a third world country .
At this point, the outcome is as certain as a board meeting vote knowing full well the views of those who hold the majority of stock. The US Republic is kaput and despite these type of investigative reporting pieces, nothing is going to change. I hope Matt has a quick exit plan, his time working in the Soviet Union should come in handy. The system is rigged, the outcomes are forgone and trust in the system is not needed. The future choice for Americans are two options either genuine support for the cooperate progressive or silent desperation while exercising Ketman. Maybe in 20 or 60 years we'll be able to look honestly at this period. I doubt it. Like Alexander Solzhenitsyn said, the "lie has become not just a moral category but the pillar industry of this country." In this case it's the political sector we are speaking about but the greater lie has crept into all of our institutions. We are doomed. The Republic is over in all but name.
Don’t look up.
I live in Austria. As a non-Austrian business owner, I can vote in Chamber of Commerce elections. My wife and son are Austrian citizens, and vote in all political elections. The process is the same in both. You go to a polling place, show an ID and 10 minutes later you've finished voting on a paper ballot. Within a day, all the paper ballots in Vienna - a city of two million people - are counted by hand with in-person witnesses.
It ain't rocket science. It is totally scalable and would be cheaper per voter in the US due to some economies of scale.