Timothy Buchanan
Vote fraud: maxim or myth?
By Timothy Buchanan
December 14, 2020

That the people of the United States are deeply divided has become a cliche in our national discourse. Contrary to the claims of some, the singular source of division today is not political but moral. Dishonorable politicians habitually attempt to obscure the stark black-and-white contrasts of morality with the colorful and pliable Play-doh of political preference for their own advantage. Few subjects illustrate this divergence better than voter fraud.

Arguably, the most frustrating and potentially dangerous aspect of radical ultra-liberalism is that truth is less influential than perception. The mantra of the mental pathology might well be, “perception is reality.” But is it really? To what extent are feelings more valid than facts? Subjectivism quickly falls apart under close examination.

Humans respond much more quickly to emotion than to reason. For an individual, this characteristic can be an asset when it elicits a response to impending danger. For a culture, it can be exploited to acquire a desired goal. Persuade people to mock vote fraud as an “urban myth” and the motivation to demand thorough investigations quickly dissipates.

But truth is relentless. It can be obscured, maligned and buried for a season, only to be resurrected time and time again. Despite constant ridicule by Democrats, denials by fake news sources and dismissals by bogus social media fact-checkers, the truth is that voter fraud is more authentic than climate change and more pervasive than the grossly overblown COVID-19 pandemic.

The United States accounts for 30% of the world’s wealth. Gaining control over the economy and the lives of the American people is an attractive and lucrative prospect for ignoble people. In addition, politicians who promise more and more entitlements each election cycle (funded by voiceless taxpayers) in exchange for votes, create an enormously high motivation to cheat.

Instances of voter fraud have been increasing at an alarming rate since the dark days of the Clinton administration. During his second term in the White House, former president George W. Bush attempted to curb election cheating by firing 100 U.S. attorneys who refused to prosecute fraud cases and replacing them with others who would. Democrats in the House of Representatives responded by tying-up Congress for over a year with baseless protracted hearings and investigations, providing sound-bite accusations and threats of impeachment for the evening news reports.

The number will be obsolete at the publication of this article, but the Heritage Foundation’s Voter Fraud database: https://www.heritage.org/voterfraud, now documents over 1300 verified cases of voter fraud in 47 states. Most of these have resulted in criminal convictions, and over one quarter of them occurred during the sloppy and tainted 2020 elections.

Some of the methods of election tampering are obvious. Ballots tendered in the names of dead people is nothing new. It’s well-documented and relatively easy to prove. Andrew Spieles was a former student at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia in 2016. Spieles was convicted on 18 counts of voter fraud when he registered the names of deceased persons using fictitious birth dates and social security numbers.

Multiple balloting and excessive votes cast by anonymous or fictitious persons is safer for the perpetrators because these crimes cannot quickly be determined and are often overlooked in the rush to declare an election winner. Voting by illegal aliens becomes more difficult to detect without a reliable database—something that neither political party seems eager to develop.

When states refuse to purge voter registration rolls, it must be assumed that facilitation of election fraud is the intended purpose. When politicians oppose minimum standards of voter identification, the same assumption should be made.

State governments sponsor fraud against the public when non-citizens are permitted to obtain in-state driver’s licenses that do not indicate their immigration status. Thirteen states and Washington DC issue driver’s licenses to non-citizens creating an expressway to vote fraud. Voter registration at the time of driver licensing, made possible by the Motor Voter Act of 1993, has essentially become a license to steal.

These things occur right under the noses of the American people with or without their knowledge, care or concern. Among the greatest minds of the first generation of Americans was John Adams, who warned, “Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.” Citizens who foolishly consume the contaminated reporting of news networks without due diligence are not simply uninformed, they are maliciously misinformed.

Upon whosoever will courageously defy a degenerate culture to sound the alarm about systematic voter fraud, will be unleashed a maelstrom of accusations of superstition and bigotry by culpable media critics. Such brave souls will be ultimately condemned as heretics with the beastly ferocity of Roman Catholic inquisitors.

Systematic vote fraud is real, prolific, widespread and a well-established fact. Election rigging poses perhaps the most pernicious threat to life and liberty in this generation. Whether or not voter fraud will, at long last, be investigated and prosecuted remains to be seen.

John Adams declared, “Those who trade liberty for security have neither.” Based upon the submissive national reaction to the Chinese Corona virus by the American public, it appears doubtful that much would change in the short-term to ward off the domestic threat to the U.S. republic presented by vote fraud without strong leadership.

But persistent and determined opposition to the political culture of corruption by President Trump and the patriots who support him, increases daily. Consequently, we may yet prevent the sudden demise of American freedom and independence.

© Timothy Buchanan


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Timothy Buchanan

Timothy Buchanan is a US Navy veteran, a former defense contractor and broadcast engineer. He's the author of two published books and a regular contributor to BarbWire.com. Timothy and his wife live among the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia.


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