Red wave was no trickle – it was realFeatures


Trump-hating is a distraction

David Flint

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David Flint

19 November 2022

9:00 AM

There was a time when Australians would leave their front doors and windows wide open. Not my mother, who was born in what was then the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia. There, an open door was seen as an invitation, one both to the good and the bad.

Doors in Australia are now normally locked with windows barred. It’s the same with our bank accounts and the internet. Everything is locked. We know that if we don’t, criminal fraudsters will move in.

Why then is mention of electoral fraud verboten? Indeed, the US Department of Homeland Security includes electoral fraud claims (but only by Republicans) as one of those items social media should remove as  ‘misinformation’.

In addition, the mainstream media almost invariably describes Donald Trump as ‘falsely’ claiming that the 2020 election was rigged.

This is despite the fact that examples of fraud were included in newscasts during the 2020 election, and pleadings in the Supreme Court case Texas v. Pennsylvania demonstrating how changes in state electoral laws, increasing the potential for fraud, were clearly unconstitutional.

The fact is that in the mid-term elections, the door was still left open to fraud in certain key states.

Australians should not feign superiority. Our electoral system is more open to fraud than most comparable countries.

In 1983, the Hawke government legislated to make it ‘easier to vote’. So instead of voting in a nearby subdivisional polling station, I found I could vote in about 40 places, all without ID or any controls. Even when controls became easily available through the internet, they were never installed. Then in the middle of the 2010 election, the High Court moved against John Howard’s blocking of the usual tsunami of fraudulent, unverifiable enrolments in the week after the calling of an election. Declaring it unconstitutional, the Court waited until near Christmas to publish their unconvincing reasons and reveal their decision was taken by the narrowest majority. Meanwhile, GetUp! boasted it had 100,000 additional names inserted onto the rolls.

Writing here last week when early voting in the US was still underway, I argued that while a Republican victory in the House seemed more than likely, the Senate result was not clear because Republicans had to defend many more seats this round.

Others predicted a red wave but most now dismissively talk of a ‘trickle’.

There is no doubt. There was a red wave.

Even with its proportion of the vote reduced by fraud in some states, including the potential for vast numbers of Biden’s illegal immigrants to vote, the Republicans still led the Democrats, 52.8 per cent to 46.6 per cent.

While this produced a narrow majority of  nine seats, compare that with the 2010 election when Republicans led with less, 51.3 per cent to 47.2 per cent at time of writing.

Yet this ‘Tea Party Wave’ produced a large majority, one of 63 seats.

Why? I suspect the small mid-term majority is due to increased Democrat gerrymandering. This was encouraged by the Supreme Court suddenly deciding in 2019 that the issue is not justiciable, i.e., something the Court should not rule on.

American electorates are not exactly ‘rotten boroughs’, but enjoy nothing like the fairer boundaries normal in Australia.

Not only was the Republican percentage of the vote lower in 2022 because of electoral fraud, Democrats are using gerrymandering to dilute it.

As to electoral fraud, the continuous shrieking condemnation of Donald Trump by the mainstream media for daring to suggest  the 2020 election was rigged has been so successful, few Republicans dare mention this.

Given that the methods of rigging used in 2020 are still in place in many states or have even been increased, this must be a significant part of the reason the predicted red wave was realised but not reflected in the results.

There were of course other factors which impacted adversely on the real Republican vote.

One was the Supreme Court’s legally  correct decision that abortion is a state matter and never a constitutional right.

For some educated, relatively wealthy white women, belief in abortion is now akin to a religion and influences their vote. Yet few of them have any need to have recourse to abortion. This occurs disproportionately among poor, black and unmarried women. This leads to the killing of a large and disproportionate number of healthy, black babies.

The other factor was the high turnout among the young who are even more inclined to vote Democrat than previous generations, no doubt the result of the Marxist capture of education. This was balanced to an extent by the increasing support for Republicans among Asian, Hispanic and, from a small base, black voters.

Where the red wave was reflected in votes counted was in Florida where Ron DeSantis won 59.4 per cent of the vote. This was not only because he has proved to be an excellent governor, but also because he wisely closed the door to fraud in ‘mail-in’ voting and ballot harvesting, while cleansing the roll of the dead and requiring voter ID.

Rather than pointing to systemic fraud and gerrymandering as reasons for the failure of the red wave being reflected in seats won, the usual suspects, and not only Democrats, the never-Trumpers, RINOs, the mainstream and social media, but also panicking Republican grandees, joined together in blaming Donald Trump.

They have foolishly made him the ubiquitous and principal enemy of the people, just as Emmanuel Goldstein was in the Oceania of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.

The mainstream media might as well host a daily two-minute Trump hate session at 11am similar to Goldstein’s.

The fact is that as in 2016, when the lead contenders were Donald Trump and the excellent Ted Cruz, the Republicans have a veritable stable of quality choices for worthy future US presidents and thereby leaders of the free world.

The Democrats, now a neo-Marxist rabble, have none.

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