The Electoral College formally confirmed Joe Biden’s victory on Monday, but President Trump fights on, as does the Black Knight in “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” who doesn’t give up even with his arms and legs cut off.
“It’s just a scratch,” he says after King Arthur loosens his right arm.
“It’s just a flesh wound,” he insists, losing the other arm.
“I am invincible!” he shouts after losing his left leg, to which Arthur replies, “You’re a fool.”
The nation’s psychology, six weeks since the election, is encapsulated in that 1975 movie scene.
On Trump’s side, in his fruitless efforts to reverse the election results, most of the 74.2 million Americans who voted for him are, along with 126 House Republicans who joined the Texas lawsuit last week. was rejected by the US Supreme Court.
Most of the rest of the country thinks they are all crazy.
This damaging rift will not be resolved by moving Biden to the White House, no matter how many times he talks about “unity.”
If 62 percent of Republicans are convinced that “it’s very likely that the Democrats stole the election,” according to a poll by Rasmussen, and 28 percent of independents and 17 percent of Democrats agree, “Houston, we have a problem.”
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, put it best during Wednesday’s hearing on irregularities in the 2020 election:
“This is not a sustainable situation in our democratic republic.”
It is clear to reasonable people that something was wrong with this unusual election during a pandemic.
Where people differ is whether the fish was enough to change the election results and, even if it did, whether it is possible to prove it.
Trump would have to roll back at least 44,000 votes in three states – Georgia, Wisconsin, and Arizona – a high bar made insurmountable by a pile of failed lawsuits.
The rational choice is to go ahead and not jeopardize the two all-important Georgia Senate run-out matches on Jan. 5, which will determine whether Biden can make a radical change.
But where everyone has to agree is that a thorough investigation is needed to ensure public confidence in the integrity of future elections.
To this end, renowned White House economist and trade adviser Peter Navarro conducted a forensic analysis of reported election irregularities and distilled his findings into a 35-page report to be published Thursday.
Navarro has collected allegations in battlefields – ranging from outright voter fraud and ballot box misappropriation – to statistical anomalies – included in 50 lawsuits and court rulings, thousands of affidavits and statements, and testimony from state hearings.
He concludes that “patterns of election irregularities. . . are so consistent across the six battlefield states that they propose a coordinated strategy to, if not steal the elections, strategically play the electoral process in such a way. . . Unfairly tilt the playing field in favor of the Biden-Harris ticket. “
Some of the material in the report is questionable, especially about voting machines.
Requested stories from attorney Sidney Powell about a plot by Hugo Chavez, George Soros, Hillary Clinton and several communists to manipulate Dominion Voting Systems’ voting machines have poisoned that source.
But much in the report is credible.
For example, it cites affidavits claiming that the elderly and the sick are being exploited.
In one case, the family of an elderly man in a nursing home in Georgia discovered that a post-in ballot had been requested and submitted in his name without his consent.
In Pennsylvania, two parents and their daughter who suffered with Down syndrome discovered “that a ballot had been requested and submitted by mail for the daughter without her consent.”
But these cases, while troubling, cannot change the election outcome.
Where the report is most compelling is the contention that under cover of the pandemic, Democrats and related voting rights activist organizations managed to relax voter identification requirements to such an extent that widespread ballots or outright fraud could take place without detection.
For example, the report cites 130,000 questionable votes in Wisconsin for relaxing voter identification requirements for voters who are “indefinitely limited,” who said they were unable to go to the polls in person. These voters were seen “attending weddings, cycling, going on vacation and otherwise [being] anything but limited. Still, they circumvented the rigorous ID checks required for personal voting.
The number of “indefinitely incarcerated” voters in Wisconsin nearly tripled between 2019 and 2020, as 200,000 people took advantage of relaxed voter identification laws because of the pandemic.
“This increase of 130,000 indefinite new voters is more than five times Biden’s margin of victory in Wisconsin.”
In all states of the battlefield, the relaxed ID requirements for mail-in and out-of-office ballots benefited ‘disproportionately [Biden] because President Trump had a much higher percentage of personal voters. “
The report also cites indications of ballot harvesting – for example, 25,000 ballots requested simultaneously from residents of nursing homes in Pennsylvania.
In Nevada, it claims Native Americans were “bribed” to vote by Biden agents with Visa gift cards, jewelry, and other swag.
Perhaps the biggest ‘tell’ that anything was wrong was the obstruction of Republican polls in Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania, where they claimed she was denied access to ballots or ‘ordered to move unreasonably long distances from the ballots. stand’.
Whether you think half the country’s skepticism is “crazy,” only a two-pronged and transparent investigation of these allegations will allow the country to move forward with an appearance of the “unity” Biden claims to desire.
Assange is pardoned
If President Trump plans to pardon more, few people make more money than WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently languishing in London’s Belmarsh prison awaiting extradition to the US.
An extraordinary audio recording released yesterday by Project Veritas shows how Assange tried to minimize the risk of government leaks to his organization.
He is heard in 2011 by a State Department attorney to warn that a rogue former WikiLeaks employee is planning to publish harmful classified material.
Assange’s real crime is that before the 2016 election, he released stolen Democratic National Committee emails that were harmful to Hillary Clinton.
The Deep State will never forgive him, which is why Trump should.