The Morning Rant: A Stolen Election


Late last year the Heartland Institute commissioned a poll examining the reality of the mail-in voting fiasco. They released the results in December, and even this jaded blogger was shocked.

A new poll by The Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports found one-in-five voters who cast mail-in ballots during the 2020 presidential election admit to participating in at least one kind of voter fraud.

We had Jim Lakeley from the Heartland Institute on CJN Speaks to discuss the poll and what it actually meant for the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Taken together, the results of these survey questions appear to show that voter fraud was widespread in the 2020 election, especially among those who cast mail-in ballots.

Well, today it gets worse. Heartland Institute has done a follow-up analysis of that poll, and Lakeley shared the results with CJN last week.

This policy study takes the results of the Heartland/Rasmussen survey and applies them directly to the six swing states that Biden won by razor-thin margins in 2020: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Because Biden voters cast mail-in ballots at a much higher rate than Trump voters, any level of fraud almost certainly benefited Biden to a significantly greater degree than Trump.

It was released to the public a couple of hours ago, and it is worth a read.
Who Really Won The 2020 Election is a careful statistical analysis of the vote, making rational assumptions about the fraud. Their December report detailed the astounding rate of voter fraud, with 28.2% of respondents admitting to at least one of the four types of fraud asked about in the survey. From that high number they interpolate down to 1% fraud…

In addition to the 28.2% fraud scenario, the study analyzes the electoral results for every fraud integer from 27% down to 1%. In every instance except the 3%, 2%, and 1% fraud scenarios, our results indicate that Trump would have won the Electoral College in the 2020 U.S. presidential election had fraudulent mail-in ballots not been counted. Hence, even if the level of fraud detected in the Heartland/Rasmussen survey (28.2% of all mail-in ballots) substantially overstated voter fraud by multiple orders of magnitude, Trump would likely still have won the 2020 election.

But let’s get back to those assumptions! Democrat voters used mail-in balloting at a much higher rate than Republican voters in the 2020 election, so the fraud for Biden was at a much higher rate. There is no other way to interpret those data!

Read the whole thing. In addition to its logical explanation of exactly how the steal that we all assumed actually happened, it is a glimpse into the shift away from direct and personal participation in the electoral process. The physical act of voting at one’s local voting place was an integral part of American culture, and it was almost celebratory. The data suggest that it is still the case among many Republican voters, but the shift is stark among Democrats. Voting has become a communitarian project that effectively removes the individual from the process, and injects a disturbing sense of loss of control…which of course is exactly the goal.

Political machines are nothing new in America…Tammany Hall ran Manhattan for almost 100 years. The Pendergast machine helped make Harry Truman. The Daleys ran Chicago for years. Even the federal government wasn’t immune…the WPA and the CCC during the depression was famous for its patronage dispensed by James Farley, FDR’s political chief.

But there was at least some value provided in return for those votes. Today’s Democrat vote-stealing machine provides nothing in return to the vast majority of those whose votes are owned by the various organizations that harvest them, steal them, manipulate them…

The policies of the current Democrat party are catastrophic for America, but the traditional Democrat voter fares the worst. The inner cities are inundated with illegals who steal jobs, are responsible for rampant lawlessness, and destroy affordable housing. Yet bringing more in is official Democrat policy. Education has become a grim joke, but the people who need it the most are the ones whose schools are being destroyed by those illegal aliens and an evil alliance between the teachers unions, the academy, and recently the transgender industry…all supported by Democrat government. Inflation? Deficit spending? The regulatory war on small business? Minimum wage? The foreign policy catastrophes that will get our soldiers killed? That all hurts Democrat voters!

The Democrat machine will be the death of America. If there is a violent schism, death and destruction will be cataclysmic. If the status quo continues, our civil liberties will erode to nothing, and our standard of living will collapse under a mountain of unsustainable debt, and a welfare state that can no longer maintain the millions of illegals pouring across our undefended borders.

And that’s assuming that our foreign enemies are content to wait for internal forces to destroy us. But there is no guarantee that China or Iran or some other bad actor will see our weakness as a signal to attack.

Voting is fundamental to freedom. Without free and fair elections we are indistinguishable from the dozens of authoritarian countries and tin-pot dictatorships whose elections are rubber stamps for the current juntas.

The Heartland Institute has exposed this mortal danger in a careful, rational, scientific way that supports the obvious. It is incumbent upon us all to take that information and push hard in every direction, so that it never happens again.