Monday, November 23, 2020

Two Can Play At That Game


Friends, "cheating" in an election takes many forms.  One practice that we Republicans have been vocal in condemning is "ballot harvesting", which involves party activists collecting ballots from ordinary citizens, and then transporting them to local boards of election.  The problems with this approach are legion: How can we be sure that the principle of the "secret ballot" was upheld and the voter was not pressured by the activist?  How can be know that the ballots were not tampered with on their way to their final destination?  How can we be confident that our elections in future will be reflective of the will of the people, rather than of the relative strength of the local party apparatus?

Despite these doubts, California Republicans have accepted legalized ballot harvesting as an inevitability, and they have even begun to use such tactics themselves.  Coincidentally, they will also recapture a number of Congressional seats this year that they lost in 2018.  

What does all this mean?  It may mean that if you can't beat them, maybe you should join them...  That is, if the Dems feel no compunction is using questionable tactics to win an election, then perhaps we should respond in kind.  Of course, all this assumes that ballot harvesting has a measurable effect on election outcomes.  Frankly, it's not always easy to tell why one side won, and the other lost.  Be that as it may, no options should be off the table as we consider possible countermoves to Dem political gamesmanship, a.k.a. "cheating".


One thing is for sure: our elections are not pristine, as the talking heads would have it just at the moment.  Their mantra -- that "no evidence" exists to support Republican claims of election fraud and irregularities -- is foundering on the rocky shoals of fact: 

And here's more on the political wizardry (sorcery?) of Joe Biden and his handlers:


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

  2. And especially to the people of the great state of Kansas, Ray!

    1. That's right, no pun intended. And we actually have a Democrat Governor (and a woman at that) who is actually what can still be termed as a Moderate Democrat.