Ken Block is telling Democrats the story they want to hear.

I don’t doubt Ken is being honest about his findings, or lack thereof, from his voter fraud review in 2020, but from the very first, I’ve though he’s was overstating his scope and the extent to which his investigation was conclusive.  Very plainly put, “I did not find evidence” is not the same as “there is no evidence to be found.”

Mark Davis, who also investigated the election, takes Block to task on exactly these grounds in an important article on The Federalist which honest journalists would ask Block about in every interview.  Unfortunately, we’re a long way from a civic society in which such things could be expected.

One suspects that if Block’s book told an opposing story — if it were Proven, rather than Disproven — its national promotion would have been much less enthusiastic.  Odds are good the local media in Rhode Island would have ignored it entirely.

That’s the civil society in which we live.  The guardians of the public square aren’t interested in robust, reasonable debate.  It’s vulgar political warfare to them.  And it’s disappointing to see a good-government advocate cash in on our devolution.  Davis ends by suggesting Block won’t likely be hired to do such work again, given how publicly he’s betrayed the trust of his highest-profile client.  Local reformers in RI should take note, too.

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