The Argument For Auditing the Election Results.
By Rick Hayes
No evidence! No evidence! Where's the proof?
Up till now, millions of Americans believe that there has been no evidence presented to a judge that shows clear and precise evidence that the 2020 Presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump. So why conduct another audit in Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania?
Would it be reasonable to be suspicious if someone won the lottery five times in a row? What if the last ten stocks a person purchased immediately doubled in price? There's no proof of fraud, so why bother looking into such activity?
What makes people suspicious of a particular event even without having all of the facts? Is it because of a cynical mind, some prejudice, or bitterness? Or could it be, referring to the top examples, that the odds of an event happening are too far-fetched and cry out to be investigated? Mike Lindell of My Pillow fame recently produced a cyber symposium highlighting several similar issues regarding the 2020 election results and why many Americans ask for a full audit.
Let's look at Maricopa County in Arizona as an example of such unbelievable odds. In 2004, George W. Bush set the Republican record for net votes gained of 199,000 in Maricopa County when comparing votes to the 2000 election. John Kerry established the Democrat record for net votes gained of 118,000 that same year.
President Donald Trump won Maricopa County in 2016. In 2020, Trump set a new Republican record for net votes gained with 248,000. On top of that, Maricopa County had not had a Democrat winner since 1948.
But Joe Biden crushed all records, Republican or Democrat, by amassing a staggering 338,000 net votes gained, beating Trump by less than 10,000 votes, and winning the county for the first time for a Democrat in 72 years.
Adding to the reason for so many Americans being suspicious is that President Trump gained votes following his 2016 victory, and since 1892, no incumbent has lost re-election when gaining votes. Except for Trump in 2020.
President Trump won Pennsylvania in 2016 by 44,292 votes. During the period from 2016 to 2020, Republicans out-registered Democrats 21 to 1. The odds heavily favored Pennsylvania going for Trump. On election night, Trump has accumulated, from a historical viewpoint, a seemingly insurmountable 700,000 vote lead; by the following day, Biden took the state.
In 1980 Ronald Reagan won the Presidency with a popular vote win of 9.7% and won the 1984 Presidency with 18.2%. Naturally, with his victories, Reagan ushered in GOP net seat gains of 34 and 16, respectively. However, although Joe Biden won the popular vote by 4.4%, he somehow lost 13 Democrat seats. This troubling statistic suggests that Americans overwhelmingly wanted Republican representation but not when it came to the office of the President.