The ERLC and its President Russell Moore have long been shilling for political leftism and otherwise derelict on the issue of defending religious liberty. But being the political arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, the ERLC felt compelled to explain what is going on in the 2020 election. So before attempting to explain why it is more likely than not voter fraud is underway, let us first hear the ERLC’s explaination as to why it can’t happen in America.
Currently, there has been no evidence that voter fraud has been occurring.
Trump’s campaign has filed lawsuits in Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania. Judges in Georgia, Michigan, and Pennsylvania have dismissed the legal challenges.
In only one state—Nevada—have they officially claimed fraud was occurring. Trump tweeted that there was “plenty of proof,” but neither he nor his campaign have offered any proof at all.
There are numerous reasons why widespread election fraud is difficult, if not impossible, to pull off at the presidential level. Political parties appoint partisan poll watchers to monitor polling places and election offices. For instance, an election office in the Democratic stronghold of Detroit had 134 Republicans, 134 Independents, and 134 Democrats as poll watchers. Extensive research has shown that voter fraud is exceeding rare, that voter impersonation is virtually nonexistent, and that many instances of alleged fraud are merely mistakes by voters or election administrators.
This reads far more like an anti-Trump piece in the Washington Post than an explainer from a Christian organization. The “extensive research” happens to ignore much of American history.
The 1960 Presidential Election was the most contest election up to its point in American history. Richard Nixon narrowly loses Illinois and thus the Presidency by less than 9000 votes. While Nixon ultimately does not contest the election results and concedes, historians have often debated whether voter fraud took place.
The 2000 election and its Florida recount consist of a poor ballot design and system where during the recount, votes for Pat Buchanan as votes for Al Gore. While they were trying to count in the way they thought voters intended to vote, this was ultimately fraud, and the Supreme Court ordered a halt and gave Florida to Bush accordingly.
But 2020 had something entirely unprecedented: mass mail in ballots, thus nullifying the ERLC’s extensive research. On December 7th, 2004, a high ranking State Department official testified before US Congress with regards to evidence of voter fraud in Ukriane and the irregularities they were observing.
The following are examples of the most egregious, widely observed and reported examples of election-day fraud on November 21:
Illegal Use of Absentee Ballots: According to the respected NGO “Committee of Voters of Ukraine” (CVU), massive electoral fraud was committed through the illegal use of absentee voter certificates. For example, people were caught in Dnipropetrovsk and Sumy oblasts with their pockets stuffed with blank absentee ballots that they were using to vote at multiple polling stations.
Opposition Observers Ejected: Observers from Our Ukraine and other opposition groups were expelled from most polling stations in eastern Ukraine on Election Day. For example, in Territorial Election Commission (TEC) district number 42 in Donetsk oblast, Our Ukraine observers were kicked out of all but a few polling stations.
North Korean-Style Turnout in the East: Turnout in the pro-Yanukovych eastern oblasts was unnaturally high. In several electoral districts, turnout for the run-off round increased by 30 to 40 percent over the first round. In Luhansk oblast, the reported turnout rate hit nearly 96 percent — a number that, to quote the OSCE, even Stalinist North Korea would envy. A similar turnout rate was reported in Donetsk oblast, where 98 percent of the votes went to hometown candidate Prime Minister Yanukovych.
Mobile Ballot Box Fraud: In the second round of the election, the number of voters who supposedly cast ballots at home using mobile ballot boxes was double that of the first round. Much of this voting occurred without observers being present and was massively fraudulent. In Mykolayiv oblast, for example, nearly 35 percent of the oblast’s voters purportedly cast their ballots “at home.”
Computer Data Allegedly Altered To Favor Yanukovych: There were credible reports showing that that Yanukovych supporters gained illegal access to the Central Election Commission’s computer system and illegally altered vote tabulation data being transmitted by TECs to the CEC.
Reports of Opposition Fraud: Yanykovych’s supporters allege that Yushchenko’s supporters stuffed ballot boxes in western Ukraine. But the reports and evidence of pro-Yanukovych fraud greatly outweighed those indicated for Yushchenko.
This list of what the State Department observed as fraud in 2004 is largely what we are observing in 2020. Their term “North Korean-Style” can easily be applied to an extremely high turnout which Democrat run cities are reporting specifically in the most contested battleground states. Some precincts seemed to have more votes than registered voters.
What is notable here is that Joe Biden underperformed in cities everywhere but in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Georgia. A city like Cleveland, Ohio would have been ideal for Joe Biden to amass margins to make him more competitive, but Biden fell flat once the in-person votes were counted. A blue Virginia was red much longer on election night in 2020 than in 2016 shocking many.
The Republicans net gained house seats which is an election anomaly if the top of ticket is left uncontested. The idea that a losing incumbent President will still result in gain of House seats is improbable. The idea that substantially more ballots voted Biden with nothing down ballot is highly suspect as well.
The ERLC claims that their isn’t evidence. However, this is a lie. There is enough evidence to warrant a thorough discovery process in the courts. Currently their are sworn affidavits attesting to voter fraud. Currently, there are statistical anomalies attributable to voter fraud used in. Benford’s Law is a tool that the State Department and forensics accountants use to detect fraud.
[Disclaimer: I cannot adequately articulate how this math works.]
The mail in ballot counting is also highly suspicious, as pointed out in this thread. What is being observed in the states that flipped overnight is that the mail-in ballots became increasingly for Biden when mail in ballots are shuffled in the postal system, thus the proportion of votes in the first batch should be from the same population as the 4am batch. This can detect if ballots were manufactured.
[Editor’s Note: If this summary is unclear and you have a subscription to BlazeTV, I recommend seeing Steve Deace Show Overtime 11/09/2020.]
At best the Big Eva is straw manning their opposition. Indeed many voter fraud allegations were hardly substantive, most notably, “sharpiegate” which failed to prove that votes were not counted because of the use of sharpies. But they fail to look
Overall, there are reasons to suspect fraud and enough evidence to open up a lengthy discovery process. For the ERLC dismiss claims of voter fraud, they are either too unintelligent to understand how statistics and elections work or too corrupt to care.