• Election Shenanigans Threatened for November Ought to Be Concerning Voters Now

    Surge Summary: Ominous rumblings from Democrats now about not accepting a Republican win on November’s election night, plus a federal judge’s ruling regarding absentee ballots in Georgia, ought to be troubling to anyone concerned about voter integrity.  

    As you know, Hillary Clinton recently urged Joe Biden not to concede on election night “under any circumstances.”  It’s clear that Democrats will not accept the results of the elections.  We know this because they have “war-gamed” the 2020 election several times now, and the results are not pretty.

    In one scenario, former Clinton operative John Podesta went so far as to predict that Biden would refuse to concede and that Democrat states would secede from the union (again).

    Now the left appears to be conditioning Democrats to refuse to accept the election results after Trump wins big on Election Day.  They are planning to overturn the results seven to ten days later with mail-in ballots.

    As we saw from the California House results in the 2018 election, this may not be such a far-fetched fantasy.

    Meanwhile, a federal judge has just ordered Georgia to accept every absentee ballot that is postmarked as late as Election Day and delivered up to three days later.

    Current Georgia law says ballots must be received by Election Day, and that makes perfect sense.  We don’t let people cast in-person ballots days after Election Day.  So why treat absentee ballots differently?

    The judge’s order guarantees that we cannot have complete results on election night but will have additional chaos in the following days.  You can easily predict where this is going:  If each vote is so sacrosanct, why not extend the deadline to four days or five days later?

    The left is insisting that Russia is trying to interfere in our elections.  Well, so is the left.  It is pushing radical policies that make voter fraud far more likely.  Everything the left is doing has the potential to tear the country apart.

    If it appears on election night that President Trump has prevailed, that Republicans have retained the Senate and perhaps even retaken the House majority and Democrats refuse to accept those results, why should Republicans accept the results when they are reversed days later?

    There is tremendous value for the peaceful transition of power and continuity of government in definitively knowing the results quickly.  Dragging the election out with needless delays and lawsuits only fuels anxiety and conspiracy theories.

    And if scientists say that masks will stop the spread of the virus, there is no reason to not vote in person.  Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx both say that in-person voting is perfectly fine.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge

    Originally posted here.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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