If voting could change anything, it would be illegal.
Oh, it’s been happening a damned sight longer than that. Not just in California, either.
In the most predictable story to come out of California ahead of Tuesday’s recall election, voters across the state are reporting that they’ve been trying to cast their ballots only to find out they supposedly voted already.
Let’s cut to the chase. California’s universal mail-in voting system is specifically designed to allow Democrats to cheat. That’s it. This isn’t about “voter access” or Covid restrictions. It’s so operatives for the Communists — aka California’s Democratic Party — can steal ballots and send them in on behalf of embattled elitist Governor Gavin Newsom.
The risks are minimal. If someone comes in to vote in person and computers show someone already sent in a ballot, they are given a provisional ballot to “correct” the issue. But here’s the thing. If a street has 100 people on it and 50 vote, the other 50 who were mailed ballots will have their votes cast for them.
Fine and well so far. Alas, then comes the part I’ve come to think of, with equal measures of resignation and dread, as inevitable—just another of those distasteful but inexorable facts of life on this planet.
This story and others are why everyone who wants Gavin Newsom out needs to get to the polls and vote in person. Do not let propaganda and voter fraud steal another election in America.
Le groan. Do understand: I think highly of JD Rucker, usually am in agreement with his opinions and analysis, and enjoy his work, as is evidenced by the numerous links and excerpts to and from it to be found hereabouts. So I can only assume that the preceding ‘graph is actually Rucker’s way of auditioning for a position with the Babylon Bee, demonstrating his parodic qualifications by out-Bee’ing the Bee. Because if that ain’t what this is, one can only assume that Rucker seriously believes that near-ubiquitous vote fraud is best overcome by…wait for it…VOTING HARDERER!!!™
And y’all already know what I think about that stupid horseshit. For any who may not, this ought to make it clear as crystal for ya.
Democracy died on 2020-11-04, so I have been paying no attention to elections, electoral integrity laws, and all that.
But, due to normalcy bias, lots of people have:
In the run up before the 2020-11-03 election, the Democrats massively escalated all their regular routine fraud, sufficient to deal with a massive Trump landslide.
But instead of a massive Trump landslide, they got a colossal Trump landslide, so in the early hours of the morning of 2020-11-04, halted the counting, and proceed with hasty, panicked, and incompetent last minute fraud. Which last minute fraud was only applied to the federal election results, with the result that a lot of states went Republican at the state level.
And, theoretically, the states control the election process. So those freshly minted Republicans think they are onto a good thing. So, a bunch of election integrity laws.
Also, a whole lot of laws against critical race theory.
The laws on critical race theory appear to be having absolutely no effect. Law has ceased to matter. The laws on election integrity are likely to be similarly ignored. Only Republican scrutineers backed by physical violence are likely to have a significant effect on election outcomes. To attain a fair and honest electoral outcome, Republicans would need to deploy the methods that Julius Caesar and the NSDAP used attain a fair and honest electoral outcome. Such methods are likely to produce a fair election only once.
But it looks like the Republicans are going to try another ride on this merry go round. It will may well be their last ride. I count my survival prospects much better than theirs.
They’ll last exactly as long as the rotting political edifice they serve does, and not one shake of a lamb’s tail beyond that. Until such time as the debased system which shelters the whole grift is brought down, Republicrats and Demicans alike will continue the charade, gleefully cavorting amongst the rubble of the once-proud society they’ve wrecked, as always. They’re parasites, after all, and that’s just what parasites do: they keep sucking until the host is bled dry and dead.
Election fraud can never be overcome by more fraudulent elections. The only way to deal with it is by actively eradicating it. That of neccessity means actively pursuing, apprehending, and punishing those who perpetrate it, with the severity of punishment in exact proportion to the seriousness of the crime. In the case of election fraud, the damage done is truly enormous, very nearly incalculable; not only individuals but the entire society is grievously, perhaps fatally injured by it. To my mind, therefore, the appropriate let-the-punishment-fit-the-crime sentence can only be the guillotine.
However, being a compassionate, empathetic, and humane sort, I am quite willing to entertain the idea of reasonable compromise on such mundane particulars. So in the spirit of comity and respectful debate, please allow me to submit a few practical, reasonable alternatives:
- The electric chair
- The firing squad
- Drawing and quartering
- Consumption by hungry and ferocious beasts
- Being tossed into a pit of venomous snakes
There ya go. We good now? Because if need be, I can easily come up with more options.