Those who claim to believe in personal liberty and the protection of individual rights and freedoms will also typically claim to support fair elections. Whether their claims are sincere or not is another matter, and tragically many times those claims are not sincere.
All this posturing about open and honest elections aside, there are far too many instances of elections that were anything but fair and free. Those of us who are old enough remember the joke that was shared during the time of the Soviet Union: “Did you hear about the theft at the Kremlin? Someone broke in and stole the results from the next election.”
Before we get self-righteous, there is evidence to support the belief that U.S. elections have had a share of corruption. The 1960 presidential election between Kennedy and Nixon would be one example. We don’t have time here to rehearse everything that allegedly happened then. But we do have some space to take a look at the 2012 election and see if it gives us confidence that the people will, in fact, be the ones making the decision in 2016.
First we’ll look at an introduction to the problem of election fraud, then we’ll examine some results from the 2012 presidential contest:
If you have confidence in the integrity of our elections, that confidence will be shaken by the time you are done reading this article, because I am about to share some information with you that is absolutely astounding. Recently, I showed you that dead people are being registered to vote right now and that they have been voting in elections across the country for years. I also showed you that illegal immigrants have been voting in important swing states such as Virginia and Pennsylvania. But all of that pales in comparison to the evidence of systematic election fraud that we witnessed on election day in 2012.
That’s sort of a prelude to another election joke, one which is about the elections in a major U.S. city, the name of which will go unmentioned just to be polite, “Vote early and vote often.”
So what happened in 2012 that should give us pause?
In particular, we want to focus on the swing states, because that is where most of the voting irregularities seem to have popped up. If you are going to steal an election, you don’t really care too much about the really “red states” or the really “blue states.” Rather, the key would be to shift enough votes in the tightly contested swing states to ensure a victory for your candidate. And so let’s take a look at what happened in some of the most important swing states during the last election.
We don’t have the room here to look at all of the examples, so we’ll just pick three to see the pattern of “irregularities.”
During election night in 2012, the pundits breathlessly proclaimed that it was all going to come down to Ohio. They told us that if Mitt Romney was going to have any chance of winning the election that he had to win Ohio, and so that was the state to watch more than any other.
One of the counties where Barack Obama really needed to run up votes was in Cuyahoga County. But Barack Obama didn’t just solidly win in Cuyahoga County. In fact, there were 16 precincts were Mitt Romney did not receive a single vote.
Yes, you read that correctly.
There were also a whole host of precincts in Cuyahoga County where Mitt Romney received just one or two votes. Overall, Barack Obama won more than 99 percent of the vote in more than 100 precincts in just this one county.
How in the world does that happen?
Well, I think that what ordinary voters were telling reporters on election day in Ohio gives us a big clue. According to Fox News, there were voters in Ohio that said that they tried to vote for Romney, but the voting machines kept switching their votes to Obama.
None of this inspires any confidence and should raise a multitude of red flags.
Let’s see what happened in another swing state.
In the important swing state, Virginia, a poll watcher named Dara Fox tried to sound the alarm about rampant voting fraud, and it should have made front page news all over the country. The following is what Fox told WMAL radio about what went down:
- That it appeared that voters for Obama were being bused in.
- That many of them could not speak English at all.
- That many of them could not even tell poll workers the correct address on their identification cards.
- That many people were voting more than once at that same polling station throughout the day.
There’s that “vote early and vote often” practice allegedly at work.
One more and that’s it.
Pennsylvania is another very important swing state, and as the 2012 election approached the Romney campaign was actually somewhat optimistic that they may have a shot of winning the state.
And it turned out that Mitt Romney did win 55 out of the 67 counties in Pennsylvania, but he still managed to lose the entire state by a significant margin because of the crazy vote totals that Obama ran up in the urban areas.
If you can believe it, there were 59 voting divisions in the city of Philadelphia where Mitt Romney did not get one single vote.
The combined vote total for those 59 voting divisions was 19,605 for Barack Obama and 0 for Mitt Romney.
None of this is pleasing to report. None of it gives us confidence as we approach the 2016 elections. At the very least, an observant and vocal electorate is going to need to get involved in the process to a degree they have not in the past if we are to have “fair and free” elections — and everything on which the integrity of that election process depends.
Source: Charisma News