Is there any point to voting when it’s unclear whether your vote actually counts?
And – more to the point – whether other “votes” are counted to counteract yours?
The Left assures us that the elections aren’t fixed – whenever a Leftist “wins, as in Arizona, for instance. The same Leftists, on the other hand, insist the election was fixed . . . whenever a Leftist doesn’t win – as in 2016, for instance.
The people of Georgia are about to vote again. How many of them will actually vote for Raphael Warnock, the activist-grifter who wears a collar – as opposed to his opponent, the former football player Herschel Walker?
Wouldn’t it be nice if we knew – or could find out?
On both sides. So that neither side could claim the election was fixed? That would actually serve to “protect our democracy,” which is probably why the Left greatly opposes it. And it is equally telling – in the opposite direction – that the non-Left has no problem with it. One side is not confident about its popularity – and will (and has) done everything shy of calling off elections entirely to make sure no one can question its putative popularity.
The other side – which is the one all Americans ought to be on – ought to do something about that. Or insist it be done before they ever vote again, on the same principle that Charlie Brown ought to stop trying top kick the @%@!!! football again – until Lucy is replaced by someone else who won’t pull it away at the last moment.
As happened recently in AZ, for instance – where the Leftist running for governor also happened to be the Leftist who controlled the election for governor. Voting under such circumstances makes about as much sense as Charlie Brown attempting to kick the football again, with Lucy holding it.
As opposed to a a banana republic, forever and again.
In the first place, election day – as it was for all of this country’s history, up until recent history. No more election weeks. Or months. The day of the election is the day you vote – as well as the day the votes are counted and the results announced. If this could be done in 2016 it could have been done in 2020 and 2022 – and 2024, to come.
No early or absentee voting except in cases of legitimate inability to show up on election day, at the polling place. Legitimate reasons being active military personnel away from home and people who cannot easily leave their homes on account of real physical handicaps.
As opposed to phobias.
Everyone else is not only expected but required to show up – in person – to obtain a driver’s license. Or get an EBT card, for that matter. If that “burden” isn’t too great – and no Leftist has yet asserted it is – then it is not too great a burden to require that the able show up to vote.
This would also serve to circumvent the Leftist tactic of gauging which group of potential voters to target most heavily with advertising/door-to-door canvassing and even bus-them-to-the-polling place efforts by gauging which voters already have – and which candidates they are likely to have voted for. And then going after those who haven’t voted – and who are likely to be more persuadable to vote . . . for Leftists.
There ought to be uncertainty on election day.
Everyone who votes ought to be obliged to establish they have the right to vote – as by producing a driver’s license, just the same as everyone must to buy a beer. There should be no question in anyone’s mind that only voters voted.
And, finally, every vote ought to be tied to a voter – so that in the event there is any question about the results of the vote, they can be checked. As opposed to “re-counted.” The latter merely confirms a fixed result, as in 2020. Assuring each vote is a rightful vote is how you prevent a fixed election – and catch one, after it happens.
Who could object to any of the foregoing – other than those who like to fix elections? The fact that Leftists do object only highlights the urgency, the necessity, of these measures – without which voting again, come 2024, will have the same result as it did in 2022 and 2020.
There is much more dignity in not bothering to vote in such an election. Just as Charlie Brown would do better to stop trying to kick the football that Lucy is certain to pull away, again.
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