Norm Ornstein’s piece in the Atlantic doesn’t address that directly.  But if the U.S. defaulted on its debt for the first time in history, I’m thinking that would not be bullish.



If young people turn out to vote, we will win November 8.  Do you have children?  Grandchildren?  Nieces?  Nephews?  Know people who do?  Get on the phone!  The loss of democracy seems very abstract — until, let’s say, you have to fight World War II to preserve it.  Easier just to vote.



Did you see the lead segment on last night’s 60 Minutes?  Voter fraud in Arizona?  It turns out there was an instance of “voter harvesting” that led to an indictment.  Granted, it occurred in a primary, so Trump could not possibly have lost votes to Biden as a result.  And granted, the harvesting was someone dropping off a few other people’s ballots for them (“hey, if you’re driving past the drop box, anyway, would you do me a favor?”) . . . but . . . well, watch the segment and decide for yourself.  Arizona’s next secretary of state may well be an election denier who believes Satan is involved.

An exhaustive Associated Press review found a total of 475 cases of voter fraud out of 25 million votes cast in six of the states Trump disputed.

On the one hand, for every case caught there may have been 10 that were not.  On the other hand, it’s not just Biden supporters who might illegally have taken a friend’s ballot to the drop box or filled out a recently-deceased parent’s absentee ballot.  Indeed, “multiple reports by Newsweek and other outlets show that most of those charged with voter fraud were, in fact, Republican voters.”

If Trump supporters are willing to fly to DC and storm the Capitol for him, might that not, on rare occasion have committed voter fraud for him?  He has certainly encouraged it.  (“I just need you to find 11,780 votes . . .”)

So the more voter fraud there was — and every indication is there was vanishingly little — the greater Biden’s 7 million vote margin of victory.



I say again: If young people turn out to vote, we will win.  Do you have children?  Grandchildren?  Nieces?  Nephews?  Know people who do?  Get on the phone!

 

 

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