A Purple Problem
The puppet master strings are both red and blue
While the establishment desperately paints election integrity advocates as rabid Trump deniers, they conveniently omit that the malfeasance is not exclusive to the Republican voters. Back in 2016, a tenured law professor in Broward County, wary of globalism and critical of the Transpacific Partnership, contacted his local representative to express his concerns. Because he was not among her $5K+ donors, numerous attempts to reach her office went unanswered. Equally frustrated local grassroots advocates encouraged him to run against her.
Tim Canova challenged Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the powerful chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. Despite her prominence, she was hugely unpopular amongst her constituents. On the other hand, Canova’s campaign went viral. Raising $3.8MM via online small donations, it was clear that voters, not large interest groups, were behind his candidacy. He opened four field offices, knocked on 12,000 doors/week, and was a regular national speaker. As the election neared, his field numbers forecasted a sizable victory.
Hours prior to election day the corporate media posted “official results” placing him 13% behind Wasserman-Shultz. According to NBC, the count resulted from reporting of 69% of precincts. Inconvenient was the fact that the precincts had not reported, and ballots had not yet been counted. When the polls did officially close, Canova “lost” by … 13 percentage points. The narrative was crafted, a script was written, the media pushed it out but got the timing wrong and released the “news” prior to the proper timeline. Oops.
Canova did not concede. After months of legal wrangling, he obtained a judgement to inspect the paper ballots. Under state and federal law, Supervisors of Elections are supposed to maintain all election materials for 22 months. In September of 2017, blatantly violating numerous statutes, Brenda Snipes ordered the paper ballots destroyed before they could be inspected. By law, they should have been warehoused for another year and certainly while the litigation was ongoing.
This case remains unresolved and absent of consequences for well documented felonies and misdemeanors. Brenda Snipes should have been fired. Instead, she retired with a fully taxpayer funded pension. In contrast, as seen with Tim Canova and in recent primaries, both Democrat and Republican non establishment candidates are denied a seat at the table. The power structure funding both sides of the aisle selects our leaders, letting us believe we elect them. Brenda Snipes destroyed the ballots but who pulled the strings?
The sobering reality is that our election policies, processes, and procedures require a complete overhaul. The court system and law enforcement institutions provide little or no justice, they too must be retooled. Maladministration continues to be widespread, and the landscape is primed for a repeat of 2020 with no resolution mechanism in sight.
There is no single path to secure the votes because there are hundreds of ways to conduct malfeasance, yet we must vote like never in midterm history to hopefully overcome the powers that be. Early voting and vote by mail facilitates calculating the gap needed to overcome the will of the people. Therefore, holding out until election day is an obstacle to malfeasance. Our most relevant action to overcome midterm shenanigans is voting in masse on election day and thereafter participating in local governance affairs.
Our country is flailing, leadership is at best, incompetent. Only through our deliberate involvement in all areas of society might we stand a whisper of a chance to save America’s promise for the next generation. The problem is out there but the solution is within each one of us.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
PS: Tim Canova changed his party affiliation to Independent and endorsed President Trump twice.
Please join me in prayer.
Each pillar of society is crumbling before our very own eyes: healthcare, education, faith, media, economy, families, and above all, government. Father, we beseech you to intervene in the affairs of men and send your angelic host to cover this nation as we approach the midterm elections.
We battle powers and principalities that would seek to deprive us of the very freedoms You have given us, an evil agenda is unfolding in our nation. Holy Spirit to bless us with courage, wisdom, and discernment to understand the civic spaces you have called us to occupy. Save us Lord Jesus, precious blood that covers and redeems us.
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