Suddenly it’s no longer deeply dangerous to talk about rigged elections

Suddenly it’s no longer deeply dangerous to talk about rigged elections. By Issues and Insights Editorial Board.

It wasn’t long ago that we were told that President Donald Trump’s questioning the legitimacy of the election wasn’t just unfounded, but a serious threat to the future of the nation.

As one commentator put it, by raising the specter of election fraud, Trump was “sowing doubt not just about the 2020 election, but whether America’s voting system — the foundation of American democracy – is sound … In a democracy, where governing power is rooted in the consent of the governed, this is deeply dangerous.”

Yet here is President Joe Biden, predicting that the next election can’t be trusted, based on far less evidence than Trump had. And the press is celebrating him for it.

“I think it would easily be illegitimate,” said Biden at his marathon press conference last week when asked about the midterm elections (that Republicans are expected to sweep). “The increase in the prospect of being illegitimate is in proportion to not being able to get these reforms passed.”

Biden was referring to a bill push by Democrats that would federalize state elections and make it easy for the left to manipulate vote totals. In the bizarro world of the Democratic-media complex, this is called a “voter rights” bill. And efforts by Republicans to enact prudent requirements such as voter ID, registration roll maintenance, vote harvesting bans, and the like, are described as voter suppression. …

The mainstream press is urging Biden on, saying things like, “Democrats believe there’s plenty of evidence that Republicans are trying to steal future elections and feel bolstered by extensive reporting by CNN, NBC, and other media outlets on the state-level machinations of Trump allies.” …

The new left has a twenty year history of undermining democracy:

The truth is that Democrats have been undermining the integrity of elections far longer and much more aggressively than Trump has.

Al Gore got this ball rolling when he dragged the 2000 Florida vote all the way to the Supreme Court and then stood silent as the left claimed that George W. Bush stole the election – even after media-sponsored recounts (each hoping to prove that Gore was the legitimate winner) showed Bush won Florida fair and square.

Hillary Clinton picked up the baton in 2016 with claims that Trump colluded with Russia to steal that election. Even now Clinton insists that she was the legitimate winner. “There was a widespread understanding that this election was not on the level,” she said late in 2020. “We still don’t know what really happened.” …

Stacey Abrams still hasn’t conceded her loss in the 2018 Georgia governor’s race after claiming that election had been stolen, and continues to be celebrated by Democrats and the press.

After her loss, Democrats fell over each other making claims that voting machines around the country were vulnerable to being hacked. And let’s not forget the Democrats’ attacks on the Electoral College every time they lose, further eroding the nation’s trust in presidential elections.

Did any of them get kicked off social media platforms? Did the press call any of them liars? Or insurrectionists? Or a threat to our form of republican democracy? If you can find such an example, please let us know.

We are detecting a pattern here, one where talking about stolen elections is a dire threat to democracy only when a Republican does it.

We can talk about election rigging again now because Democrats expect to lose the next one or two elections, and probably more (if they were fair).

The left’s grand strategy from the 1990s — dropping the deplorable working class and switching to championing all identity groups except straight white men — is failing. According to opinion polls, Hispanics are now voting their values and economic interests, not their skin color. Their support for the crazy Dems has dropped dramatically in the last year. And with it, all chance of the left winning fairly has evaporated.

So now the current left — which is basically the managerial-professional class of bureaucrats in all the institutions, plus their mascots — will resort to electoral cheating and autocracy. Democracy is dead because the left refuse to buckle to the popular will and propose more popular policies, in an attempt to persuade sufficient people to vote for them. Instead, convinced of their own superiority, and heroes in their own echo chamber, they are going to just take over by foul means.

Sorry to bring you that bad news, but it is increasingly undeniable. Peripheral, less-corrupt, and more racially homogeneous countries like Australia will hold out longer, but the broad trends are apparent here too.