Op-ed by Summer Lane | Photo: Adobe Stock
President Donald Trump told a crowd of eager rallygoers in Minden, Nevada, last week that voting in person on Election Day could potentially lessen the chances of election fraud in the 2022 midterms.
“Early voting begins Oct. 22,” he said, “but far better than voting by mail-in ballot…Go to the booth. Go on Election Day and vote in person on Election Day.”
He added, “It makes it much harder for them to cheat.”
Since 2020, nationwide reports of election fraud, ballot trafficking, and vote-counting irregularities have plagued America. Despite mainstream obfuscation and claims of “election conspiracy theories,” the evidence has been laid bare, and the verdict is clear: American citizens don’t trust the election system anymore.
A 2022 poll conducted this summer by Rasmussen Reports shockingly revealed that 83 percent of likely voters in the U.S. are concerned about election integrity, and 75 percent are worried about cheating as the midterm elections loom closer.
These concerns are hardly unwarranted, given the flood of audits, reported inconsistencies, and dubious election software issues that have come to light over the past two years.
A Laundry List of Problems
Despite claims that the 2020 election was the most secure in history, evidence suggests otherwise. It would be foolish to ignore the concerns citizens across the country have raised.
Most prominently, Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary film, “2000 Mules,” handily eviscerated shocking evidence of a nationwide ballot trafficking conspiracy that allegedly impacted the total 2020 ballot vote count in five key battleground states: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
“With the criterion set at an average of 38 drop box visits with five illegal ballots per drop by 2,000 mules, 380,000 illegal votes are estimated to be stolen. D’Souza alleges in the film that this would flip presidential election results in several of the swing states and net President Trump a 279 electoral vote victory.
Even more shocking, lowering the criterion to an average of five drop box visits with three ballots per drop by 54,000 mules totals 810,000 illegal votes. This calculation would result in a 305 electoral vote victory for President Trump.”
However, D’Souza’s film is hardly the only presentation of election problems that have surfaced recently. Tina Peters, a former Mesa County Clerk in Colorado, came forward with her story about irregularities she witnessed during the 2020 election, releasing three major “Mesa Reports” that included a backup copy of her county’s voting system server.
As previously reported by RSBN, a new server was installed post-election through a “trusted build” process that merged with the old system. Peters alleged that the number of ballots did not transfer accurately from one system to the next, and evidence suggested that the original server may have been wiped clean.
In February 2022, a jaw-dropping informational hearing in Wisconsin surrounding election fraud identified countless irregularities during the 2020 election. Per RSBN, the hearing revealed over 50,000 fraudulent votes and 1.5 million potentially illegal voter registrations.
In 2021, an audit in Arizona’s Maricopa County further identified nearly 700,000 total ballots with major issues. For example, the audit alleged that 17,126 ballots appeared to be duplicates, and 173,104 were blatantly “fraudulent” ballots.
In August, election integrity organization True the Vote welcomed Marly Hornik, the director of the New York Citizens Audit, who unveiled a small taste of election problems in New York state. She stated that the voter rolls had been “weaponized” and that her organization had reportedly pinpointed more than three million false voter registrations and potentially eight million more beyond that.
To make matters worse, the Public Interest Legal Foundation recently identified 3.1 million New York voter registrations that were missing important information, like social security numbers or driver’s license numbers.
These election problems are just the tip of the iceberg, and they only touch on a small sampling of states.
Don’t Trust the Ballot Boxes
D’Souza’s documentary primarily focused on evidence of ballot traffickers, or “mules,” who allegedly dumped thousands upon thousands of ballots into drop boxes across the country. Drop boxes were placed throughout the U.S. in 2020 because of the Covid pandemic, and they have drawn suspicion ever since for their lack of regulation and supervision.
In July, the Wisconsin State Supreme Court ruled that absentee drop boxes were illegal. The majority opinion states, “Electoral outcomes obtained by unlawful procedures corrupt the institution of voting, degrading the foundation of free government. Unlawful votes do not dilute lawful votes so much as they pollute them, which in turn pollutes the integrity of the results.”
Keep in mind that most of these election problems tend to revolve around one central issue: voting by mail or using ballot drop boxes. While voting machines and their tabulation software are dubious enough on their own, it’s relevant to note that voting in person ensures that your ballot is at least reaching the polling place on Election Day.
In the August primary election for Arizona, for example, the media shamelessly reported that GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake was losing her race, with mostly mail-in ballots providing the basis for that projection. However, Lake won every single county in the entire state as soon as same-day ballots began flooding in.
“They had not put in a single vote from Election Day when the first batch of numbers came out,” Lake told RSBN. “And then they very slowly started to release the Election Day vote.”
Just Vote in Person
With all the various problems surrounding ballot drop boxes and mail-in ballots, President Trump has a point in urging Americans to head to the polls on Nov. 8. Voting in person on Election Day does indeed make it harder for possible shadowy players to predict which way the vote might go. It makes it harder to adjust for potential cheating in real-time.
With the country in chaos and Eastern Europe on the brink of nuclear war, the results of the 2022 midterm elections must be clean and clear. Head to your local polling place on Nov. 8 and cast your ballots in person if you can.
As Trump said this past weekend in Nevada: “The only way evil will triumph is for good men and women to do nothing…that’s how they triumph.”