Op-Ed: VOTER FRAUD IS REAL... HERE’S THE PROOF
by Steve Levy
Voter fraud is real, and no amount of media gaslighting to the contrary should convince you otherwise.
Over the past year, one so-called fact checker after another has made the preposterous determination that voter fraud is near non-existent in our nation. These media sources engaged in a continuous moving of the goal posts as experts provided specific examples of cheating. First it was said that there was no fraud at all. https://www.hoover.org/research/no-evidence-voter-fraud-guide-statistical-claims-about-2020-election
That morphed into, “Well, if there is fraud, it is not widespread.” https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/false-narrative-vote-mail-fraud
Then it became, “It’s certainly not enough to tilt elections.” https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-ap-fact-check-joe-biden-donald-trump-technology-49a24edd6d10888dbad61689c24b05a5
They are wrong on all counts.
WHAT IS GASLIGHTING?
We will explore specific examples later herein, but first let’s - for the benefit of those unfamiliar - explain where the term gaslighting came from. The 1944 Ingrid Bergman film entitled Gaslight centered on a diabolical husband trying to convince his wife that she is going crazy. Each night he would manipulate the ambience of the gaslight within their 19th century home. When she brought the fluctuating illumination to his attention, he insisted that the lighting level remained consistent all this time and that it was her wild imagination wrongly perceiving that the brightness of the light was vacillating. She was told these obvious lies so many times that she actually came to believe that her own eyes were lying to her.
Which brings us to voter fraud. Despite the fact that we have videos of election inspectors being denied access to verify signatures; videos of hidden crates of ballots being removed from under tables and counted by some election officials after the counting was officially shut down; ballots having been sent to dead people and illegal aliens; voter deadlines illegally extended by partisan officials; illegal ballot harvesting; and a lowering of the threshold to verify signatures, we are supposed ignore our lying eyes and listen to the media telling us that these dilutions of voter safeguards never happened.
BI-PARTISAN COMMISSION WARNED US ABOUT MAIL-IN FRAUD
Just a short time ago, the prospect of voter fraud was a major concern to both major political parties. In what was a truly bipartisan venture, the Carter-Baker Commission in 2005 issued a warning to the electorate that ““Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud.” https://www.bakerinstitute.org/events/2219/
The commission was composed not just of the one time Democratic president, Jimmy Carter, and former Secretary of State, James Baker, a Republican, but also the former Senate Minority Leader, Democrat Tom Daschle.
This Bipartisan group, in unison, concluded that photo ID
should be mandated as a voting prerequisite and that mail in voting should be used very sparingly due to the ability to cast fraudulent votes that are not easily caught. https://www.cartercenter.org/news/editorials_speeches/voter_id.html
This common sense report from just 16 years ago would today - rather ridiculously- be termed a racist attempt at voter suppression.
ALMOST ALL OF EUROPE LIMITS MAIL IN VOTING
An excellent essay in the Imprimis Newsletter by John R Lott Jr. noted that when it comes to the use of mail-in voting and the reluctance to use photo ID, the United States is actually an outlier amongst developed countries. https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/ensuring-election-integrity-anti-democratic/
46 out of 47 European nations require some form of voter identification. 35 of these nations prohibit mail in voting altogether, while another ten that allow it require the absentee voter to personally go to the election board days prior to the election and present ID before getting the absentee ballot.
This extra ID protection was prompted in England by a voting scandal in 2004 where officials in the city of Birmingham discovered that six winning candidates had fraudulently acquired about 40,000 absentee votes.
France mandated safeguards on mail in voting in 1975, after massive voter fraud was discovered on the island of Corsica, where hundreds of thousands of dead people were found to be voting.
EIGHT OF NINE BOGUS SIGNATURES ACCEPTED
America continues to shun these safeguards - and is more akin to a banana republic - because partisan interests, backed by an agenda driven media, continue to gaslight Americans by claiming that no fraud exists within the mail in system.
Apparently, they ignore proof of fraud as provided by Las Vegas Review Journal columnist, Victor Joecks, whose mail in vote experiment uncovered that eight of the nine bogus votes cast in his experiment were accepted by the Clark County board of elections. https://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/opinion-columns/victor-joecks/victor-joecks-clark-county-election-officials-accepted-my-signature-on-8-ballot-envelopes-2182390/
Joecks was informed by various residents that they were receiving multiple ballots in their mailboxes though they never requested them. Some were made out to individuals now deceased or who had moved from the address years ago.
In one episode, Joecks gathered nine people and asked them to sign and send mail in ballots. But he first signed their name in his penmanship on a separate piece of paper. He thereafter asked them to trace over his handwritten version of their signature onto the ballot. (By doing it this way he never actually signed their ballots and avoided legal consequences.) Of the nine ballots sent into Clark County with signatures mirroring that of Joecks’ penmanship, and not the voters themselves, eight were accepted by the board and only one was rejected.
Had Joecks wanted to get eight free votes for his candidate of choice, he could have fraudulently done so without detection. This begs the question: Just how many bogus signatures actually went undetected this past November?
The honest answer is: We don’t know. And that is the problem with verifying mail in signatures and the amount of fraud slipping through. We don’t know what we don’t know, and that is a recipe for destroying the public’s confidence in the integrity of the system.