What do we mean by “election integrity?” Is it honest officials? That’s part of it. Is it a system that discourages voter fraud with features like hand-counting votes in the neighborhood precinct? Yes, it’s that too. If you check out our Secure My Vote petition you get a quick snapshot of what an election system grounded in “election integrity” looks like. But is there more? Yes, there certainly is. An educated citizenry, the free flow of information, and a climate without intimidation of voters or candidates are all critical to election integrity.
Censorship denies voters the ability to make a truly informed choice. Powerful players justify censorship by labelling dissenting views, even when manifestly true, as “misinformation.” Meanwhile these same players repeat lies over and over, and don’t think about it twice. Voters are also robbed of an informed choice when government entities engage in deception and deny information requests.
Election planners are seeking changes likely to increase the number of low information voters by lowering the voting age to 16, allowing aliens to vote, circumventing the citizenship process, and by emphasizing convenience over security in general with the hope that more unmotivated citizens can be convinced to participate. In a moment we’ll discuss how the balloting process is ultimately unprotected due to the reticence within our legal system to dig deeply enough to reverse a stolen election. This judicial reluctance also helps keeps the public in the dark about fraud.
Its hard to believe, but in 2023 America we must also raise the specter of naked police power marring election integrity. Within just the last few days we have witnessed a former president and front-running candidate and a blogger who created a meme critical of a former presidential candidate being prosecuted with the possibility of jail time.
Censorship and selective coverage affects election results
Up to 16% of voters polled say they would not have voted for Joe Biden if they would have known of the reported contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop, a story which was systematically kept from them. That is a big lapse in election integrity, specifically, the “systematically kept from them” part. And then there were the 51 former intelligence and defense officials that assured the voting public that stories about Biden family corruption being revealed on the infamous laptop was merely Russian disinfo. Actually, none of these former officials were in a position to know the provenance and import of the Biden laptop. A electoral system cannot function if broad censorship prevents voters from learning important information related to an election. This also applies to a large number of retired officials lying to the public to affect the outcome of a presidential election.
Ronald Reagan once said his opponents know a lot of things that aren’t true. The flipside of censorship is adding false information to known events.
There has always been bias in the news media which is populated by human beings. And bias doesn’t run in one direction or emanate from only one political party. But today the current press corps, and their management, tilt overwhelmingly toward the globalist/corporatist goals of the totally managed society point of view that has also incorporated the traditional Left’s love of government solutions for every problem.
False, or “fake” news stories driven by bias is a problem. The total omission of huge stories from the news line up is a huge problem.The lack of “diversity” (of opinion) in the press, and in a number of other powerful institutions is unfortunate. Their drive to silence opposition while governments and corporations consolidate power and deploy technologies that could eradicate our freedom is extremely dangerous.
Can the truth still be “misinformation”?
We agree with the establishment media on one point. Our form of government is greatly affected by what information is available to voters before they cast their ballots. Unfortunately, this has driven the power elite to use corporate power, and at times the police power, to snuff out viewpoints alternative to their own. Even if dissenting voices are speaking the truth, their work is shamelessly branded as “misinformation.”
One case with huge impact: medical and political leaders chose not to “follow the science” of herd immunity, attacking thousands of experts who warned of their folly. The long term consequences attributed to lockdowns and the vaccines were the result. In the midst of the Covid pandemic the World Health Organization (WHO) changed their official definition of Herd Immunity. Natural immunity occurs in almost anyone who survives exposure to a virus, and was logically included as a factor in achieving herd immunity. But in this case it was removed from the definition, and the calculation, without a basis in science.
Pronouncements from WHO and our government’s CDC (Center for Disease Control) have an immediate effect on treatment protocols, not to mention research dollars, in our increasingly centralized health care system. Natural immunity was shoved down the memory hole for endangering the established narrative: “we need to lock down nearly everybody until they are vaccinated.” Herd Immunity as it pertains to covid is now officially defined by the percentage of the public who got the shot. Most potential voters did not know trusted medical officials and the corporate-driven media were following the narrative, not the science.
The corporate media lecturing us about misinformation have censored stories about the Covid vaccines which were true. Not to worry, they were serving a higher purpose than truth, in a quest to stamp out “vaccine hesitancy.” Of course those negative stories if allowed to spread could affect the bottom line at large pharmaceutical companies pocketing billions in tax dollars. They might evidentially move the public to throw out politicians who were complicit in forcing the vaccine on the populace, as well as making them rightfully hesitant to take it.
Large scale deception of citizens by government
Here’s a prime example of large-scale deception. Recently SecureVote.News linked to a story about the nearly 6000 elected school boards in America whose policy is to have educators hide the gender confusion or proclaimed gender identities of students from their parents. School districts realize parents won’t like this, so they don’t tell them. Parents discovering this deception are threatening recalls and tough re-election campaigns for the perpetrators. Public school leadership responded by convincing the Biden administration to sic the FBI on these activists.
That’s bad but what’s worse is parents who don’t know or won’t believe this is going on. And many, many parents are left ignorant because they don’t follow the “news” or their source of news is a Big Tech newsfeed or one of the big corporate outfits “brought to you by Pfizer.”
Government transparency on the decline
With less government transparency, the voters know less about the government which at every level is supposed to be by, of, and for the people. Today there is a disturbing pattern of government agencies blowing off investigating committees of the people’s representatives, and obstructing freedom of information requests from citizens. We have heard many complaints about the exorbitant cost and slow-walking of some of the information (GRAMA) requests made in Utah.
Recently Rep. Elise Stefanik called out FBI head Christopher Wray over the fifty information requests from Congress ignored by the FBI. Congress has constitutional oversight authority over every executive branch agency of the federal government.
Voting: quantity or quality?
There is yet another disturbing trend working against election integrity. It is found among government officials hell-bent on getting more people to vote, no matter what. This includes in some cases granting the vote to noncitizens, which circumvents the citizenship process that tests the applicant on their knowledge of American history and government. There is also a widespread effort pleading for the vote for sixteen year olds.
The focus overall is on voter convenience to get more people to the polls (except for in-person election day voting, in certain parts of the country). It is certainly one of the arguments used to push for universal mail-in ballots across the nation, which is often followed by the effort to reduce or eliminate signature and ID requirements. This is happening despite the consensus among experts that voting by mail or any other convenience that compromises security does not measurably increase turnout.
An ignorant public puts the Republic in danger
The American populace in general increasingly displays a frightening ignorance of not just the issues of the day but of how our government works, and about elemental facts of our history. Those civics classes high schools have eliminated around the country had a purpose. The greatest lack of knowledge is found among the youth, now being targeted by election planners for cell-phone voting. The thinking is if voting is easy enough, with the trappings of high tech, the lower turnout percentage among the youth will rise.
There are studies indicating that any gain in youth votes will be accompanied by a drop off in elderly voters intimidated by new technology. This does not seem to concern these social engineers. Senior voters are the group currently most likely to vote. They also display, in general, a greater mastery of basic civics and historical knowledge, not to mention more life experience. Coupled with the ongoing security concerns about internet voting, this policy trade-off seems crazy.
The Courts must act to punish election crimes and put the truth in the public record
After the 2020 election debacle, legal action was undertaken all over the country against various shenanigans that had delivered a tainted victory to Biden. Judges refused to hear most of the cases, frequently on the basis of “standing.” So very few of them heard the arguments or saw the mountain of affidavits and other evidence produced after the 2020 election.
Election integrity advocates have said for years that it is exceedingly difficult to overturn an election in court. It’s true even with the mile-long lines caused by the massive voting machine failure in Arizona, and a litany of other issues that affected the outcome of the 2022 elections there. Kari Lake and other statewide candidates have run into a brick wall so far in trying to get the courts to take action. It requires huge courage for judges to even consider overturning a major election, even though the law gives judges the power to do it.
We depend upon our court system to hold criminals of all kinds accountable
Of equal or greater importance, successful prosecutions of election fraud bring public scrutiny and awareness of the problem while providing a roadmap for legislators and concerned citizens working to prevent hi-jacked elections in the future. Refusing to hear election fraud cases or ignoring the evidence presented ultimately contributes to the problem of the “low information” voter, just as do censorship, using the “misinformation” label, and government officials hiding facts and lowering the standards for voting.
Prosecuting the political opposition: the end of principal- based self-government
And it should be manifestly plain to all that the justice system cannot be used to target candidates and their supporters if our experiment in self-government is going to survive. You can read about the manufactured case against Donald Trump in several other places, including a few stories posted in the “mainstream.” And just be grateful you did not create an unflattering meme against Hillary Clinton in any election season where she appeared on the ballot.
Wanted: a secure election process, well-informed voters, public scrutiny of wrong-doing, and no hint of prosecutorial powers being used to damage political opponents
In summary, election integrity begins with a common sense, security-minded election process conducted by honest men and women, which is sorely lacking in an increasing number of jurisdictions. From there we must ask if a conscientious voter is receiving enough knowledge about how our system works and basic American history. Even more important: voters must be given the chance to pursue the truth about vital issues as they examine the candidates before them. Are election policy objectives centered around creating more voters instead of securing our elections hurting or helping?
We must look at every facet of the legal system and demand reforms to insure facts about election fraud see the light of day and that there is accountability. Honest political actors and concerned citizens must be ready to challenge election results in court well in advance of election day.
Finally, using criminal prosecutions as an overtly political weapon cannot be tolerated. These acts alone can render all the other elements of an election system irrelevant. Citizens in every jurisdiction must inform themselves, talk to their neighbors, and organize. We must rise up and demand better from election officials– especially lawmakers, as well as corporate leaders, journalists, law enforcement officers, and jurists.
One step in that direction is right in front of you. Sign the Secure My Vote petition if you have not already done so, and spread the word.
 Let’s see: a digital ID that can contain your social credit score, your eating habits, your genetic and medical records, your “money” and a record of everywhere you have spent it your smart phone that already can tell authorities where you are at all times, what you are reading and who you are contacting. It will also record who you voted for when you sent that electronic signal to a central location where all votes are tabulated in the state. What can go wrong here?