Here in America we are fortunate to have a system that encourages free and fair elections; or that is what we aspire to. We go to great lengths to protect the integrity of our elections, and rightfully so. The people who serve in government should reflect the wishes of We The People.
America worries constantly about interference from foreign entities, as recently evidenced by the three year Mueller investigation that vindicated Mr. Trump and unwittingly revealed rampant corruption within Federal government agencies and the Clinton campaign. The investigation of that corruption is well under way and we must hope the guilty parties are punished. But are there equally serious threats from within to our Democratic Republic that must be exposed and dealt with? You bet.
Andrew Cilek of the Minnesota Voters Alliance recently wrote about election fraud in Minnesota in the winter issue of Thinking Minnesota. Readers are urged to read the whole article, here is a brief summary.
•The Minnesota Secretary of State and several county auditors have refused to provide information requested by Duane Quam of the Minnesota House Operations and Elections Committee regarding 15,000 citizens who registered and voted in 2018 using invalid Social Security numbers (among other other irregularities), effectively stonewalling legislative oversight.
•The Secretary of State has refused to comply with a District court order to turn over information requested by MVA regarding massive illegal voting by felons and multiple vote casting.
On a national scale, Congressional hearings have revealed an insidious threat to fair elections by ultra-leftist Silicone Valley billionaires on a scale that should shock and dismay us no matter our political affiliation. On July 19, 2019, Dr. Robert Epstein, a Senior Research Psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology in California, testified in Congress about the ability of search engines and social media to exert unfair and biased influence on America’s elections. A staunch Democrat and Hillary Clinton supporter, Dr. Epstein has studied this issue closely for six years and has been relentless in his quest to call attention to this existential threat to our election process.
•Google has been particularly aggressive in voter influence, using answer bots, source suggestions, and other unfair methods biased toward Democratic candidates and issues that are exclusive tools: un-trackable and impossible to rebut.
•Careful and verifiable research by his team has pegged the number of votes influenced by Google, Facebook, and Twitter in the 2018 nationwide election process at a jaw dropping 78.2 MILLION. All of these votes were shown to be shifted toward Democratic candidates and include state and local elections.
•Big Tech can elect to send a “get out and vote” message to millions of users selectively, choosing, of course, to notify only Democrat voters, and no one will know they did so.
•Big Tech can engage in all of these activities without spending a dime of its own money and with no consequences, oversight, or any paper trail or tracking process in place.
•Left unchecked, Big Tech can and will exert undue influence on an estimated 15 million presidential votes in the 2020 election. Dr. Epstein stated that an overconfident Google did not act aggressively in 2016, but was very aggressive in the 2018 election and is sure to be even more so in 2020.
What can be done about these issues? Contact Governor Walz and other state officials and insist that the election process in our state be fair and transparent. Contact our Senators and Representatives and ask them to reign in the corruption perpetrated by the giant search engines and social media. Write letters to the editor calling attention to election fraud. Above all, stay informed by seeking information besides that regurgitated in the “Lame Stream Media.”
God Bless until next time, Jeff