— Democrats seethed, second-guessed and sought to regroup on Wednesday after a disappointing special election defeat in Georgia, with the party’s campaign chief in the House of Representatives outlining alternative paths to taking power …
Until we have transparency in our elections there is no reason to accept them as valid. I fear that we may not have had a “legitimate” election since at least 2000. The only reason Obama was allowed to win is that they couldn’t cover up landslides. The REAL “tell” was the 2014 off-year elections in which EVERY election broke (mirabile dictu!) in the GOP’s way.
Most suspicious being North Carolina.
Then, in 2016, again, TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE miracle results. And now, in a race that was polling neck and neck with enthusiasm on one side and not at all on the other, a six point win? Hardly. They make the mistake of getting too greedy. As it is, it sticks out like a sore thumb.
Note, there are three tips to this trident: voter roll cleansing and voter expulsion, gerrymandering and actual vote manipulation. The “1%” victories of Trump in MI, WI and PA fall entirely into the area of “too cute” and statistically almost impossible. Exit polls indicated that Trump LOST Florida and North Carolina (among others).
You don’t need a nose to tell that something stinks in the state of Denmark.
So, final corollary, either we win by landslides, else we find a way to guarantee the integrity of our elections. The “Russia” scandal is probably the best opportunity for the latter, if we only use our heads.
Or, we can continue to ignore the evidence of our own eyes and ears, since the actual state of things is too monstrous to contemplate.