When former President Donald Trump won the election in 2016, Democrats did everything within their power to try and prove collusion with the Russians. They not only failed miserably, but they even got proof that their golden lady, Hillary Clinton, committed the same collusion she vehemently accused Trump of. Not the result they were after, so they instead used the next four years to vilify everything the man did.
Then in 2020, President Biden won an election many figured he couldn’t win, and since then, many conservatives have done everything in their power to have the election audited again and again. Even giving up many of their hard-earned dollars to fight the results. Now in a surprising turn of events, Wisconsin is set to allow their ballots to be recounted.
Per a Newsmax report “In Wisconsin, Dane County Circuit Judge Rhonda Lanford issued a ruling on Monday that a 2020 election review can proceed after state Attorney General Josh Kaul, a Democrat, attempted to shut down the investigation, Politico reported. The inquiry, which the Wisconsin Democratic Party has sought to deter, is being led by former state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman, according to The Hill. State House Speaker Robin Vos, a Republican, initiated the audit in October when he approved subpoenas for the Wisconsin Elections Commission and its administrator, Meagan Wolfe, over several anomalies in the narrow Wisconsin 2020 election results.”
These anomalies are at the root of the investigation in Wisconsin and several other states as all report the same levels of changes. With numerous senior citizen homes having deceased and mentally unfit people casting ballots for Joe Biden, the push to investigate any allegations of voter fraud must be taken very seriously. Many of the alleged vote fixers have admitted their acts like they were doing the country a favor by ensuring Biden won at all costs.
Newsmax continues “The post-recount results showed that President Joe Biden bested former President Donald Trump by 20,682 votes to win Wisconsin in 2020. Kaul attempted to block the subpoena of Wolfe through a temporary injunction he filed the same month the suit was filed. He argued that the subpoena was ‘unreasonably overbroad and burdensome’ and sought Wolfe’s testimony in private rather than in public. Lanford said the elections commission and Wolfe ‘have not shown irreparable injury, an inadequate remedy at law or preservation of the status quo,’ which are ‘elements necessary for the Court to consider in deciding whether to grant a temporary injunction.”
While many may not be in favor of “wasting taxpayer money” by auditing this election, is it a waste if it uncovers any level of fraud? Elections are highly susceptible to fraud, even with people overlooking the process. With the history of things like the hanging Chad ballot, improperly calibrated ballot readers, and mail-in vote fraud it stands reasonable to want a closer look to be performed.
Looking back on history, everything from class elections to the election for the President has had incidents of fraud, vote manipulation, as well as lies and deceit to gain last-minute votes. A person’s vote was always supposed to be a secret thing. Just between you and your ballot. In today’s age of social media, it is incredibly easy to learn how your favorite celebrity voted (if at all). For many easily influenced people, they will follow the leader, and that alone already sets a dangerous precedent.
Do we want to see people manipulating this any further and changing your vote after you cast it, not counting your voice because it wasn’t what they wanted, or throwing your ballot out because of a scratch in the paper? I think not. As such, recounts are critical. Especially by hand with independent auditors observing the results and tally.