Monday, July 12, 2021

Voter Fraud

 With the disappointing results of the 2020 election, we are seeing a push for voter integrity and an accounting of what may have happened during the pandemic election.  Arizona is conducting an audit, and it seems that there is a push to conduct an audit in Pennsylvania.

To be clear, whatever the audits find, it will not change the results of the election.  Joe Biden is president.  But, those audits may shine daylight on what happened and may serve as a catalyst to preserve election integrity in future elections.

Personally, I blame the various legislatures on the sad state of affairs.  In the Constitution, the legislatures are responsible for setting the rules of a presidential election before the election, and certifying the results after the election.  In the case of the 2020 election, some governors, or secretaries of state, or the Courts got involved in modifying the rules of the election  Afterwards, the legislatures met and certified an election that was held outside their rules.   They should have stood firm and rejected the results,not because of who won or didn't win, but because the election was not held according to the rules that they set forth.  The certification of an election should not be a rubber-stamp, but a confirmation that the election was held according to the rules set forth by the legislature.  The legislature is supposed to be a bulwark against such shenanigans.  

Elections are too important to allow shenanigans.  Each registered voter should have one vote, cast in a proper manner.  While audits into the process will not change the results of the past election,they may serve to shed light on the failures that occurred, and and also shed light on prosecutable activity that occurred.  It is right and proper to conduct such audits,

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