With apologies to all Americans, everything that is said is wrong with the FrankenMedia will become them less than the leaving of their credibility and patriotism on the battlefield of Making America Great Again.
Remember Sammy Sosa, and his corked bat? The same guy that broke the all-time home run record? Then there was Rosie Ruiz who took a shortcut to "win" the Boston Marathon and Julie Miller who cheated in the 2015 Ironman Competition. And remember when Nelson Piquet Jr. purposely crashed his race car to block competitors from catching his teammate, assuring his team's victory in a 2013 Formula One Race?
Athletes and coaches have a long history of using illegal methods to enhance their chances of winning. NCAA coach John Calipari improved the SAT scores of valued prospects. New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichik used video to spy on his opponents practices. The front office of the Houston Astros colluded to steal signs and win the 2007 World Series. Millions of TV viewers saw ice skater Tonya Harding knock the legs out from under her rival Nancy Kerrigan in the 1994 Olympics. Tour de France cyclist 7-time champion Lance Armstrong was deemed the dirtiest cheater in the history of sports after he was caught blood doping. At some point, all of these people were celebrated.
Bernie Maddoff will always be remembered for cheating his investors out of $65 billion. Frank Abagnale Jr. may be the most famous forger and fraud of all time, inspiring the Tom Hanks movie Catch Me If You Can. Jordan Belfort swindled $200 million from a boiler room operation which was later made into the blockbuster film The Wolf of Wall Street. Americans romanticize cheaters because we are fascinated by how easily they get away with their schemes.
With the ubiquity of the internet, breaches of data have exposed millions of innocent Americans to data hackers. Major companies like Equifax, EBay, Adobe, Marriott, LinkedIn and Heartland Payment Systems, though heavily invested in online security systems, have been successfully attacked.
The point is we should not be surprised that people cheat. We should all be vigilant and do our due diligence to protect ourselves and our investments from chiselers. There are wolves out there just waiting to take advantage of us. That is why we put our money in banks protected by Federal Deposit Insurance and we use cyber security systems like Life-Lock and passwords to keep our personal information private, at least to the degree that it is possible.
And when our security is breached, we solicit help from our vendors to restore our data and protect our assets. It can be a pain in the ass, but it is a necessary one. The worst thing we could do is ignore the problem.
But what can we do if we suspect that our vote has been hijacked? Who do we turn to for help? Who or what is in charge of protecting the most precious asset in the execution of our civil duties, the right to vote on our leadership and our laws?
We know what happens to sports stars and business professionals when they get caught cheating. They are shamed, they lose their celebrity, their careers, their wealth, and sometimes their freedom. But in the political world of elections, where the proverbial wolves are watching the henhouse, where the partisans put themselves in charge of the processes that they themselves benefit from, how do we get honest answers when something goes off the rails?
Some suggest that we should just "Trust the System". FaceBook reminds us a gazillion times a day that our election process has safeguards and is secure from cyber wolves. While millions of Americans believe the recent elections were compromised, The Wolves of Tech Street are telling us that we can trust them, because they have everything under control.
As for me, that is exactly why I am skeptical.
The chaotic non-results of the 2020 presidential election was not surprising. Election observers have warned that making so many fundamental changes to the election rules would lead to delays and unreliable results.
Trying to bring more people into the system may have the best intentions, but watch out for the Law of Unintended Consequences. Going forward our nation has to homogenize the federal election process. We can't have every state making their own rules. Locally, they can do whatever they want, but nationally, there has to be consistency. And the goal should be to have reliable results within no more than 48 hours after the polls close.
Unfortunately millions of Americans are convinced the 2020 process was corrupted. Right or wrong, this is culturally unacceptable. Perception is reality and we deserve a reliable process to exercise our franchise. I would argue that since we introduced electronic ballot processing, the amount of variation in reporting of results has increased exponentially. It is almost normal to see voting trends reverse themselves overnight. I have lived through decades of elections and up until just the last few we knew the results by the next morning and the voting trends were very stable and predictable. Not anymore!
In California too many times we go to bed convinced the Republican won, only to find out the next morning, or a few days later, the Democrat suddenly received just enough votes to squeak out the victory. Now we have a one party state. Go figure!
And now we are being told that Joe Biden drew ten million more votes than Barack Obama? Pundits tell us that Biden's election was a referendum on Trump, and it indicated a strong rejection of the man himself. Yet he pulled ten million more votes than he did when he won in 2016. He increased his share of black, latino and women voters. He not only didn't lose any votes, he gained ten million more! Joe Biden is not Barack Obama! He is not Hillary Clinton. He is not a leading man in Hollywood. He is not a good campaigner. He doesn't inspire people. So his claim to fame is he is not Donald Trump?
So statistically, we are supposed to believe that not only did every person that voted for Hillary vote for Biden, but of the total 21 million new voters since 2016 Biden won nearly 80% of them. I personally know Hillary supporters that voted for Trump this time, so the numbers seem suspicious at best.
Statistically, there are enormous anomalies that raise red flags, so the President's legal team have instigated a series of lawsuits in five battleground states. They say they have evidence of improprieties that violate Federal law.
It has been three weeks and the media is howling, "Where is the evidence of voter fraud?" Here's the rub: In any legal process, there is a burden of proof, and it is up to the challenger to provide it. In major lawsuits against Big Tobacco or Big Oil where fraud and evidence tampering are involved, the Justice Department is allowed a substantial amount of time to do it's due diligence.
Trump's allegations are very serious and imply major crimes may have been committed. The Trump Team has to present preliminary evidence that convinces a judge, not the Media Mob, that there is probable cause to allow the process to proceed. The idea that Trump's Team is taking too long to investigate what some allege could be the largest incidence of voter fraud ever uncovered, is ludicrous. It is going to take time. If it takes months or even a year or two, so be it.
When the government goes after Medicare fraud, ponzi schemes, or tax evaders, nobody complains if it takes years to prosecute. So I wonder why there are so many Democrats pushing to rush this investigation? Wouldn't any American patriot want to know if our voting system is corrupted? If you have nothing to hide, why rush? We should all be eager to know how trustworthy our election system is, or isn't. Voting is the heart and soul of America.
This is a good time to give the voting system a complete physical exam.