Three Important Things I Learned About 2020 Election Fraud
Who’s the President? Or, who should be our President? Currently about one-third of Americans question the outcome of the 2020 election because of their belief that voter fraud occurred — that Trump got the most votes, instead of Biden who was declared the winner with the most electoral votes and seven million more votes by the general population.
Trump started talking about potential voter fraud even before the election, creating a groundswell of concern among his supporters. On January 6, 2021, as Biden’s election was to be ratified, a mob stormed the Capitol in the belief that the — in their opinion — fraudulent election should be stopped.
This is a pretty big issue for the future of America. So, I started to do some research on my own. Here’s what I found.
1. Multiple initiatives were pushed forward in key states to perform recounts or to do investigations in the claims of voter fraud. Arizona, Wisconsin, and Georgia all held official audits or recounts of the 2020 election, while Pennsylvania and Michigan both ran investigations of widespread voter fraud in their states. The audit in Arizona’s Maricopa County found that not only did Joe Biden conclusively win the state’s election, but Donald Trump actually received fewer votes than initially believed. Completed recounts in Wisconsin and Georgia also affirmed Biden’s victory, with Georgia recertifying its results no less than three times. And while state Republicans are still fighting legal battles over their investigation in Pennsylvania, the Republican-led investigation in Michigan officially rejected Trump’s claims that the election was stolen in its report.
Electoral college representatives in these states had all given Trump the majority of their votes in 2016. It’s worth noting that the state governments in Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, and Georgia, are controlled by Republicans; Pennsylvania has a Democratic governor and Republicans control both houses.
And that’s not all. The top Georgia election official, who is a Republican, delivered a point-by-point debunking of claims that videos circulating on social media contained any proof of fraud. A conservative group in Wisconsin published a review that concluded that “there was no evidence of widespread voter fraud. In all likelihood, more eligible voters cast ballots for Joe Biden than Donald Trump.”
2. Lawyers who filed lawsuits challenging vote counts in the courts not only had the suits dismissed, but in some cases were disciplined for bringing frivolous lawsuits to court. In other words, they filed suits with no facts or evidence to back them. One judge ordered a group of attorneys with a failed suit proposing to overturn the election in Michigan to pay about $175,000 to cover the legal fees of their opponents, and recommended grievance proceedings that could result in disbarment.
3. Some of those who spoke out publicly claiming election fraud and that voter machines were corrupted or illegally tampered with, are being sued for defaming the reputation of the manufacturer of these machines. A judge ruled that a defamation suit against Fox News could continue based on evidence that Fox knew the fraud allegations were false yet continued to spread them on-air. Poll workers who were accused of fraudulent acts with no evidence are also suing for defamation and for compensation for the threats and dangers to their well-being suffered from these accusations. Funds raised to push the theories of voter fraud were instead used for the fundraising and advertising expenses of those making these claims. The defense of one such attorney was, “No reasonable person would conclude that the statements (about voter fraud) were truly statements of fact,” admitting that they were her opinions, not based on fact.
Well, if those trumpeting these views about election fraud defend themselves by saying reasonable people would never believe these claims, I — as a reasonable person — am convinced. Claims of voter fraud — as found by Republican states, state investigations, and judicial action — are themselves fraudulent. Biden won, fair and square.
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