If you’ve been paying attention to mainstream news sources lately, you’ve probably noticed that the talking points have gone out. Numerous think-pieces about the 2022 election representing a threat to our “democracy” have been published, and no doubt, there will be more to come.
For clarity, the assertion is basically this: If November’s mid-term vote goes ahead as traditionally constituted, without allowing Democrats to take over the election via the federal government, then Republicans will win and our “democracy” will be over.
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— Lafayette Lee (@Partisan_O) January 3, 2022
Yes. Democrats have now defined the system of governance through their ability to win or lose mid-term elections. I’m struggling to think of anything more authoritarian than that, at least in a domestic sense. Yet, they continue to spin the laughable, Orwellian idea that they are actually supporting voting rights with their push to destroy the nation’s voting processes.
Chuck Schumer, for his part is becoming more determined to see it through. He appeared in an interview on MSNBC where he encouraged other senators to put “pressure” on Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. During his comments, Schumer also admitted that he’s trying to rig the 2022 election.
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— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) January 4, 2022
Imagine if Republicans were trying to pass a federal takeover of the nation’s election systems, and Mitch McConnell then admitted on Fox News that they are doing so because Republicans will otherwise lose their seats. That’s what Schumer says here: That Democrats can not win in 2022 under the current, long-standing voting procedures — so, they must be changed.
That’s absolutely insane and tyrannical, and if a GOP Senate were trying to do this, it’d be described as an insurrection. That would, in fact, be an accurate description. Democrats literally want to change the rules of voting because they otherwise think they can’t win under the current ones. It is, in essence, the act of manipulating an election.
Democrats counter those critiques by insisting they only want more people voting. All people who are eligible to vote should have the right, despite left-wing arguments regarding felons or 16-year olds. Democrats don’t need to pass “voting rights” because they already exist, and they know it. Instead, they want to create a federally mandated system which can be used for political gain like the one in California.
Democrats are seeking to abolish voter ID, allow helicopter delivery of unrequested absentee votes, and then to pay political operators for the harvesting. That is not only a system ripe for fraud, it’s also antithetical to the nation’s tradition of the secret ballot. No one should be going to someone’s door and pressuring them to hand over their ballot. It should be the decision of an individual to vote.
Does anyone who’s not a hardcore leftwing hysteric really want a system where a candidate can essentially buy an election by hiring the most ballot harvesters? This would lead to a corrupt system that will forever destroy the credibility of our elections. The Democrat bill would not only waste taxpayer dollars on federally funded campaign campaigns but also require proof of citizenship to register to vote and disallow the accurate management of voter rolls. If someone is moved, they are removed) and would give Congress complete control over the redistricting process.
For the moment, though, it doesn’t appear Schumer has the votes, and I’m highly skeptical that Manchin and Sinema are going to move an inch. They haven’t responded well to public pressure in the past, and they will likely be driven into further opposition if their own colleagues continue to attack them.
But it’s still frightening that the whole voting system is being held together right now by a single thread. What is the courage of media to resist such an attempt to rig an election by destroying traditions and norms? They support the plot and claim that Republicans, who just want to win under rules that have been in place for centuries, are the danger. It’s alter-reality stuff, and it shows just how close the nation is to descending into total collapse.
Exit question: I understand there’s an apprehension to ever talk about things like a mutually agreed to national divorce among most on the right, and I’m skeptical how such would ever work. Yet, if Democrats actually complete this tyrannical takeover of our voting processes with the express intent to ensure they win an election, would that be crossing a line into quasi-dictatorship that can’t be ignored?