The election question is coming down to “fraud or gross incompetence” in some places.
I was thinking earlier about how the news media is able to shift the narrative and mood of the country simply by virtue of the things that it chooses to report or not to report. Very rare events when every small update to any related story is splashed across the media nationally. On the other hand, major, important stories can be made to seem like fringe theories through the refusal to report on them.
On the second front, here’s Matt Margolis writing in PJ Media on a story that seems like it would be part of daily updates reported everywhere, but has been kept pretty quiet:
Documents from Fulton County, Georgia, that were submitted to state officials for the election audit “highlight significant irregularities in the Atlanta area during last November’s voting, ranging from identical vote tallies repeated multiple times to large batches of absentee ballots that appear to be missing from the official ballot-scanning records,” reports Just The News.
Thousands of ballots are potentially impacted by these irregularities, suggesting they could be results-changing, as Joe Biden’s state-certified victory in the state was by fewer than 12,000 votes.
Election officials are insisting that no outcome of these inquiries will change the outcome, because the ink is dry on that proclamation, but they also seem to be in agreement that something very wrong went on and the officials involved ought to be removed. As Margolis puts it, the options are “fraud or gross incompetence.”
Whichever it may be, you’d think that would be the sort of important civic debate on which Americans would typically be encouraged to become informed and form an opinion.
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