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0701, 18 Nov 20

Why are citizens losing faith in integrity of elections?

Don Kriefall, the Washington County Board chairman, weighs in.

President Trump is criticized for causing mistrust of our election system by calling out numerous circumstantial instances that would lead a reasonable person to believe that a fair election did not occur. He is doing nothing of the sort, but the mainstream media and the Democratic Party are actually breeding mistrust with their hyperbolic accusations and insistence that there is nothing to see here. Reports of voting irregularities in Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Las Vegas and Milwaukee have harmed the expectations of a legitimate election by many. A fair and balanced audit of all ballots cast at the polling sites in these cities is essential to determine that the vote was legitimate and accurate to satisfy the nation’s uncertainty and to also add credibility to the winner.

In 2000, the nation waited for Florida to count “dimpled” and “pregnant” chads on ballots before the U.S. Supreme Court put an end to the count and determined that the winner of the election was George W. Bush. We fail to remember that the Democrat-appointed head of the General Services Administration, David Barram, refused to release transition funding until after the Supreme Court finally ruled on the Florida election, over four weeks after the election. “Until the results are clear, and as long as both sides are going to court, the results are not clear yet,” GSA spokeswoman Beth Newberger had insisted. No one questioned the motives at that time. No media outlet cried that a partisan coup was conspiring to obstruct an incoming administration. No one accused either candidate’s litigation as unfounded conspiracy theories.

Our Constitution provides a way to remedy contested elections. It’s time to let cooler heads prevail and let the courts shine the light of truth and determine how this should end. In 2000, we waited until December 12 to decide the election; we can wait again. This great nation need not fall. Evil revels in darkness, let the truth come out into the light. All citizens of the United States deserve no less.

It is clear that the expansion of mail in voting, early voting, and machine-driven voting has made the process more complicated, less secure, and more susceptible to fraud. The convenience of those rules and processes are outweighed by the people’s need to know that their elections are an accurate reflection of the will of the people.


0701, 18 November 2020


  1. Kevin Scheunemann


  2. Jason

    Our own Mayor Barret is sowing discord and accusing others of racism where there is none.   Why would he be so venomous against a party exercising their constitutional rights?   Does anyone remember if Stupid Tom was as vocally insulting to Jill Stein in late 2016?


    >Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a Democrat, blasted the Trump campaign’s recount request, calling it a racially biased bid to subvert the will of voters.
    >”It’s a very futile attempt to try to disrupt democracy in the most Democratic counties in the state of Wisconsin,” he told reporters. “This is flat out an attack on democracy in cities and places where people of color live.”

  3. Mar

    Liberalism is a racist ideology.
    Liberals believe:
    All minorities must think alike.
    All women must think alike.
    Supports horrible education in the inner cities.
    Do not want minority kids to participate in school choice.
    Likes having criminals released into poor neighborhoods.
    Doe nothing about the murders in the inner cities.
    And the list goes on and on.

  4. Tuerqas

    I remember the old days when liberals were defending PC as a means simply to be nicer to each other and isn’t that a good thing?  And the now laughable question back them of ‘how could it hurt?’  I believe that was right around the time that hate crime multipliers were folded into laws.  Now it is being used (successfully, I think) to cheat and get away with voter fraud.

    WHAT?  There are about 670,000 people in Detroit and you dare ask why there are 750,000 votes for Biden?  How dare you, you racist!!!

  5. Tuerqas

    I would love to hear exactly how many black people there are in the US vs exactly how many black votes there were for Biden.  And don’t misunderstand liberals, I am not blaming blacks for it.  The white Dem machine used black cities to launder votes, is the way I would put it.

  6. dad29

    Barrett is a very tired, fading, ward-heeler trying to buy a new lease on life by throwing the “RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYCISSSSSSSSSSSS” ball.


  7. Jason

    Another example of why the public is starting to mistrust the process. Watch the ongoing WEC meeting.

  8. MaxwellsEQs

    If there is evidence of cheating, then it needs to be investigated and brought to light. There has to be transparency. Having said that I have yet to see any evidence of cheating. I have heard that in Michigan and Wisconsin (which both have same day voter registration) that there were more votes cast than were on the voter rolls. The voter rolls contain the previously registered voters. Given the historic voter turnout it should not be surprising that the vote count is higher than voter rolls.

    Why can’t you share the enthusiasm of your Democratic counter parts? Trump, the ignorant corrupt racists liar is gone. Get excited about Joe Biden. He is also a compulsive liar, also a little bit racist, and he has worked for 40 years to end social security. Why not be excited?




  9. Mar

    “Get excited about Joe Biden.”
    I do. Every time he says Come on Man, I have a beer.

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