WASHINGTON, November 29, 2016 — Early last August, CNN tried to tamp down fears spurred by Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump that voter fraud by illegal aliens, working in conjunction with media bias, might result in a “rigged” election outcome in favor of Hillary Clinton.
“Just tell us how much research you poured into to find out if there really is a widespread problem with voter fraud in the United States,” asked CNN’s Carol Costello.
“Let me tell you this,” said Michael McDonald of the United States Elections Project, “in November, the overwhelming number of votes will be cast and recorded correctly and that we can be assured that the results will be right.”
A transcript of the above was even posted on Media Matters for America, a so-called media watchdog website founded to dismiss “made-up” scandals touching upon the criminal activities of Hillary and Bill Clinton.
Last October, President Obama told Clinton supporters in Florida, “When you try to sow the seeds of doubt in people’s minds about the legitimacy of our elections that undermines our democracy.”
All that changed the instant Donald Trump became president-elect.
Suddenly, voter fraud conspiracy theories – once thought to be the exclusive province of the paranoid right – has become all the rage among the leaders of our discredited, left-leaning media.
“Two teams of independent researchers found that the Russians exploited American-made technology platforms to attack U.S. democracy a particularly vulnerable moment, as an insurgent candidate harnessed a wide range of grievances to claim the White House,” said the Washington Post.
They added, “The sophistication of the Russian tactics may complicate efforts by Facebook and Google to crack down on ‘fake news,’ as they have vowed to do after widespread complaints about the problem.”
The complainers, of course, are Democrats, who control only seven governor’s mansions and bicameral state houses… and their propagandists in the news media.
Two months before voters headed to the polls, a Gallup survey found only 32 percent of Americans trust the media “to report the news fully, accurately and fairly.” Confidence dropped eight percent from 2015.
In other words, the so-called “Trump phenomena” has been brewing in “flyover states” for a long time. In 2016, it finally burst on to the national scene.
In the final days of the presidential campaign, Clinton’s handlers arranged a conference call between reporters and Obama’s acting CIA Director Mike Morrell, who said it was “absolutely clear” that “WikiLeaks and [computer hacker] Guccifer 2 are working with the Russians on this.”
“This” were the thousands of purloined emails released to the public proving Democratic Party apparatchiks rigged their primaries against Clinton’s opponent Bernie Sanders and that Clinton illegally stored classified government information on her private home server while Secretary of State.
As November approached, the mainstream media stopped covering WikiLeaks revelations. After all, they revealed that John Harwood of the New York Times, Haim Saban of Univision, Marjorie Pritchard of the Boston Globe, Sheara Braun of MSNBC and New York Times Magazine’s Mark Leibovich – to name a few – were coordinating their election coverage with John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign director.
Getting back to the Washington Post, their story on Russian interference in the presidential election admitted there “is no way to know whether the Russian campaign proved decisive in electing Trump.”
Or whether it existed at all, it should be added.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein filed a request last Friday asking that Wisconsin perform a recount of its presidential election results. When the Washington Times asked Reid Magney, spokesman for the Wisconsin Elections Commission, if there was any evidence their electronic voting machines were hacked, his email response was a simple, “No evidence of hacking.”
Underscoring Magney’s statement, Wisconsin’s Green Party coordinating council, George Martin, admitted to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, “There’s no smoking gun here.”
It’s unlikely the Wisconsin recount, and potentially those of Michigan and Pennsylvania, will conclude before the Electoral College convenes in their respective state capitals on December 19th to elect the 45th president.
And we can only hope that as Donald Trump takes the oath of office on January 20th, Mrs. Clinton and her followers don’t descend into a deep state of depression like the Democratic loser of 2000.
It was after his defeat in the Electoral College to George W. Bush that former Vice President Al Gore conjured-up, and began conversing with, an invisible friend – global warming.