Elections are the cornerstone of a republic, but their legitimacy hangs in the balance. Recently, Rino Liz Cheney wrote an op-ed Insert here where she opined about President Trump’s continued claims of fraud in the 2020 endangers the Constitution and trust in elections. Conversely, Liz fails to see that her choice of ignoring the mounds of scientific evidence that fraud took place 11-3-20 on a historic level undermines trust in elections. Based on a plethora of post-election studies, analyses, and news reports (the latter primarily from independent media), there is an overwhelming presumption among Americans (77% of Republicans and even 20-30% of Democrats) that the 2020 elections were tainted by election fraud. A few of the many studies are available here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
Forgetting what the naïve and Trump Derangement Syndrome afflicted Liz Cheney says about the fairness of 2020, those with commonsense know that states must secure their elections before the Democrats secure a permanent one-party rule by passing HR1/SR1. Most believe election reform is necessary but question how and to what extent. Several states with Republican-dominated legislatures have passed new election laws, including Georgia, Texas, and Florida. However, because of the rush to meet public demand, the measures need work. Indeed, Georgia’s new law, in particular, leaves much to be desired despite the Democrat “sound and fury” after passage.
To help answer the question of how best to reform elections, a recently posted study titled “The U.S. Election Integrity Recommendation Report” by physicist and Mensa John Droz, Jr. provides a comprehensive set of recommendations for improving election integrity in all states. The study takes into account that both Democrat and Republican parties take a strong stance when it comes to their interpretation of election integrity resulting in a stalemate. Because of the two party’s hardline election demands, the study took a moderate approach in its election improvement ideas from both parties. The purpose of this article is to briefly summarize the report and its findings.
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Because of the two party’s hardline election demands, the study took a moderate approach in its election improvement ideas from both parties. The purpose of this article is to briefly summarize the report and its findings so that readers can use it as a tool to enact state laws that bring confidence to the election process. No fair-minded voter would argue to lessen the importance of election integrity. “The U.S. Election Integrity Recommendation Report” states the following about why election integrity matters:
“Our perspective is that if American citizens become untethered from their government representatives, then the entire basis of our democratic society (a republic) is undermined. If we allow our foundation to be eroded, there is little else that matters — as we are then relegated to erecting an edifice on a footing of sand. No matter how impressive that structure appears to be, it will not stand the test of time.”
The following excerpt identifies the study’s research questions and purpose:
“Based on continuing news reports about the 2020 elections, some obvious questions conscientious citizens would have are: 1) what transpired in 2020? 2) how did we allow this situation to get so bad? and 3) what should be done about it now? The answer to question #1 is still unfolding, but we’ll give readers a solid understanding. We will briefly answer question #2. Most of the focus of this Report is about going forward: our recommendations for addressing U.S. election integrity — and we promise a comprehensive answer, with some fresh, new, creative ideas.”
The key parts are, of course, the recommendations and conclusions. Here is a summary of the report’s recommendations that were extracted and posted separately for ease of accessibility:
- Election laws and regulations may not be changed within 180 days prior to that election.
- Primary elections must be closed.
- All votes, regardless of voting method, shall be held to equal standards.
- Every state would set up three-week advance voting at convenient locations in every precinct.
- Absentee voting would be allowed only in specialized circumstances.
- Drop Boxes would be prohibited.
- It would be illegal to do ballot harvesting.
- It would be illegal for any state, county, or precinct to accept third-party election-related funds.
- Election Day would be a national holiday.
- All absentee ballots must be received by Election Day.
- Provide voter assistance where needed.
- Some type of legal ID would be required when voting.
- It would be illegal to have any voting machine (or connected server) accessible from the Internet.
- Election day voting would end at 5 PM.
- All absentee and early-voting ballots would be tabulated and reported first.
- Election observers are allowed complete access to the election process.
- Fixing deficient ballots (or mail-in envelopes) is not allowed.
- All Counties would be required to report their election results in a standardized format (e.g., Excel).
- Sample forensic audits should be automatic.
- Chain of custody must be maintained for all ballots for at least 22 months.
- Negative vote tabulations (e.g., Edison) are prohibited without detailed transparent supporting data.
- All eligible U.S. citizens will be automatically registered to vote.
- Every state is required to update its election rolls annually.
- Rules prohibiting non-citizens from voting are tightened.
- A national 800 number and website is set up for citizens to report possible improper election actions.
- Uniform requirements for state vote certification.
- State legislatures have legal standing to file election-related lawsuits.
- Citizens have legal standing to file election-related lawsuits.
- State recall rules must be consistent with state election rules.
- An equally weighted bi-partisan Federal commission is created in 2021 to research and issue a public report on the voting rules and regulations of European Countries, Canada, Mexico, and Australia.
The report itself provides greater details on each of the above recommendations. Its conclusion – and indeed the entire report – is a must-read for all Americans concerned about election integrity. This excerpt from Part 6, Conclusions, is particularly poignant:
“From what we know, the Part 3 recommendations are the most comprehensive — yet reasonable — election safeguards proposed anywhere. These measures will assure that future elections reflect the will of the voters.
Why would anyone fight against implementing these recommendations? Why would a seemingly intelligent woman like Liz Cheney refuse to acknowledge the obvious fraud that took place November 3, 2021? One can only assume that those who profit from the current system’s failings would aggressively push back or that they are guilty of committing fraud. The Cheney Family no doubt has a plan, and it is likely Liz will toss her hat into the 2024 Presidential election as an independent. As expected, it seems states with known fraudulent activities are fighting tirelessly to stop reform and current audits such as the one taking place currently in Maricopa County. The go to arguments against election integrity are “these regulations will disenfranchise some voters” and “these are racist regulations.” In reality, Americans overwhelmingly support election laws such as voter ID as confirmed in a recent study conducted by the Honest Election Project.
The idea of rights is central to the fabric of America’s vocabulary. In particular, the idea that certain rights belong to human beings simply by virtue of humanity existence is a core element of understanding the cry for social justice. Over roughly the past century, however, the concept of rights has changed significantly. Such a change resulted in the fact that humans tend to want more, but nothing is really free in life. Rights, real or fabricated, are always essentially tied to significant responsibilities. However, the radical left ignore that once common truth. Everyone would like to have more… more freedom, more money, more happiness, etc. The good news is that U.S. citizens CAN have more. Basically, there are three ways to acquire more: 1) to work for it, 2) to be given it, or 3) to take it.
American citizens have the right to vote, but it is a right all too often misused or squandered away due to ignorance and self-promotion and lack of concern. Being handed more (#2) is the underlying appeal to the concept of entitlements — where these handouts then evolve into becoming Rights. Unscrupulous narcissists promise that they can guarantee more of these new “Rights” — free college education, a guaranteed job, higher pay, equality with everyone, social justice, etc. Everyone is naturally attracted to the idea of getting more, but the reality is that getting more requires hard work. Maintaining the sacred right for American citizen to vote in a fair election needs improvement that will require much work.
“The U.S. Election Integrity Recommendation Report” – particularly its recommendations – needs to be given to every elected local, state, and federal official, especially those truly concerned about election integrity and are working on updating state election laws. Any unconcerned elected official or leader in the Republican Party should be exposed and pressed to explain their aloofness. Also, U.S. senators in both parties MUST stop SR1 in its tracks and replace it with a real election integrity bill based on this report’s recommendations. It is a matter of providing equal justice under the law for all Americans in conducting future elections and a matter of saving the republic for which we stand.