By now, consevatives who have been following predictions of what President Donald Trump would do before he left office to get rid of the swamp rats in Washington will know their accuracy.
I still remember my Oberlin College European History Professor Robert Neil telling students that conspiracies were impossible because communications were so bad in the times he was telling us about.
Now, not so much.
And, once I got involved in Illinois politics I found out plots and conspiracies are for real.
The first paragraph tempted me to read the whole article:
The United States of America was founded on a conspiracy theory. In the lead-up to the War of Independence, revolutionaries argued that a tax on tea or stamps is not just a tax, but the opening gambit in a sinister plot of oppression. The signers of the Declaration of Independence were convinced — based on “a long train of abuses and usurpations” — that the king of Great Britain was conspiring to establish “an absolute Tyranny” over the colonies.
Nancy Rosenblum, retired from Harvard, points out our Declaration of Independence “is a written conspiracy theory.”
The article pooh-poohs vote fraud.
Somehow, I don’t remember such skepticism ater the 2004 election results in Ohio.
A friend who witnessed vote fraud in McHenry County‘s centralized counting room–using similar techniques as alleged today in the punch card er–gave me the 81-minute HBO special “Hackiong Democracy,” copyrighted in 2007, if I read the small print on the cover, correctly.
The domentary’s promotion reads,
The film the voting machine corporations don’t want you to see.
HACKING DEMOCRACY follows tenacious Seattle grandmother / investigator, Bev Harris, and her band of extraordinary citizen-activists as they set out to answer one simple question: How does America count its votes?
Proving America’s votes can be stolen without a trace culminates in a duel between the Diebold corporation’s voting machines and a computer hacker from Finland – with America’s democracy at stake.
(Access to the video can be found here or on YouTube below.
(One can read Wikipedia’s summary here.)
Although I believe the prime mover of the investigation chronicled by HBO was a Democrat from Seattle, that does not matter.
What matters is that she documented vote fraud committed by Diebold, a company which my friend found was bought by Dominion.
Democrats were in the streets demonstating in Ohio after the 2004 election in which George Bush beat John Kerry.
They most certainly believed there was vote fraud and they may have been right.
It’s OK if one does not believe vote fraud was massive enough to change the election results last year.
What is essential is that Americans believe their elections at honest.
Without that belief, our country is in big trouble.
An article in the Keltner Report from December 19, 2020, provides the most persuasive data to me that vote fraud appeared.
There are links throughout to Twitter posts which have been taken down.
The one I was searching for was a graph that showed two lines described in this paragraph:
We obtained data from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission showing the voting machines used by each county. Compare this graph with the same data, except this time limited to counties using Dominion. This time the majority of counties (78%) are ABOVE the prediction line. pic.twitter.com/QXyeVbxl6y [graph now missing]
The county data filtered by voting machines shows us that candidate Biden over performed by approximately 5% on Dominion machines AND also by approximately 6% on Hart machines. pic.twitter.com/vQpK8rx1fG
In the Dominion/Hart machine counties, Biden performs above expectations 78% of the time. This is highly indicative (and 99.9% statistically significant) that result manipulation could be occurring with Dominion & Hart machines. pic.twitter.com/IlAGvWIb4f
In this [now missing] graph, we see green dots represent votes from counties using Dominion/Hart machines. The green dots should overlay the blue dots in a similar, mixed up/random fashion. We do not see this. Instead, we see the green dots centered higher than the center of the blue dots. pic.twitter.com/rsjoPq7hcA
To aid in this graphical analysis we added center lines for the Dominion/Hart counties and the “other machine” counties. The green centerline stays above the blue centerline – clearly indicating Biden continuously “outperforming” in Dominion/Hart counties. pic.twitter.com/qXgu3GyLkS
The increases in votes occurred in hundreds of Dominion/Hart counties across the U.S. Again, it is important to understand, Biden “over-performed” in “democratic strongholds” – by the same amount he over-performed in “Trump” counties as long as these machines were used.
— Kanekoa (@KanekoaTheGreat) December 18, 2020
This indicates that some or all of the Dominion/Hart machines may have been programmed or manipulated to systematically add five plus percentage points to Biden’s actual vote count. Again, the statistical significance level of these results is above 99.9%.
— Kanekoa (@KanekoaTheGreat) December 18, 2000
In his article decrying conspiracies, Miller says there is no evidence of vote fraud.
I don’t know whether readers will consider the above evidence of Vote fraud or not, but were I in a position to study its conclusions closely, I would do so.