I Had To Laugh…
Here’s the headline at thejewishvoice.com: “After 150K Vote ‘Discrepancy’ in Vote Count, NYC Board of Elections Pulls Ranked Choice Voting Results”
And, here’s the headline at hotair.com/allahpundit/: “Fiasco: NYC elections board says it accidentally counted 135,000 “dummy” ballots in mayor’s race” (Disclosure: I like allahpundit)
I’m not sure what gives with the 15,000 vote difference between the headlines, but let’s meld them together into one summary headline: “NYC elections board says it accidentally counted more than 130,000 “dummy” ballots in mayor’s race.” There… I think we can be relatively confident that headline is as accurate as these preliminary reports can be.
For those who insist militantly that “there was not enough ballot fraud in 2020 to sway the election!” these reports ought to be quite sobering.
Now, now, now, don’t get all up in arms, I’m NOT suggesting that there was enough ballot fraud in 2020 to change the results of the election, I’m merely stating what has been clear for some time:
(1) There was ballot fraud in the 2020 election, and far, far more than anyone knows and,
(2) the actual winner of the 2020 Election was: anybody’s guess.
Here’s a third observation: (3) The media provided all the “guessing” as to the results of the 2020 election, and those preliminary reports are what fuel the vast majority of the American people’s perception of the election. Reports coming from people who for the last five years had done nothing but lie and fabricate and deceive. People long shown to be as corrupt as the worst Tammany Hall or Daley Machine pol.
Finally, this was no “Dewey Defeats Truman” moment. The media learned well the lessons of that mini election-reporting debacle. This time ’round, the media knew that all they had to do was to report that Biden had won, that Biden had clearly won, that there was no reason to question that conclusion, and that anyone who might question it was a crank, or insane, or a zealot, or a cultist, or… fill in the litany of insults here.
The media further knew that they needed only to repeat that mantra over and over and over and over again, and that would do it. The narrative, like a well-placed hook in a trout’s lip, would be sufficiently set in place… regardless of the actual results of the election.
Oh, we’re the trout.
Mind you, politics is not the only domain in which the media are aware of their power to fabricate, and gin up, and give life to a story out of thin air, then breathe life into it, until it’s self-sustaining. Who knows, maybe next they’ll report that “The Government Has No Explanation for UFO’s.” Wouldn’t THAT be hilarious?!?