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Why I Might Never Vote Again in a U.S. Presidential Election

Robin Mizrahi

Posted on November 25, 2020 01:58

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This election should trouble everyone, regardless of which side they're on. But half the country is satisfied with what the other half considers a problematic win. The half that is unconcerned will be in control for the next four years, and will probably not investigate these troubling issues.

No, it's not only due to voting and counting "irregularities" -- even though there have been hundreds of voter fraud complaints filed in the days and weeks following the election.

We used to vote in person on one day -- Election Day -- and IDs were shown and signatures were verified. But in this historic 2020 election, ballots were sent out en masse without individual requests, resulting in dead people and non-citizens casting votes, and others voting more than once. Ballots arrived weeks in advance and days after -- a long window of opportunity for vote tampering and loss of ballots.

Ballot harvesting was rampant. Activists knocked on doors to register voters, sometimes returning to help them fill out their ballots and mail for them. Legal in some states, but it doesn't make for an intelligent and honest election.

In this badly run mess of an election, it's hard to believe that it's worth voting at all.

A contractor for Dominion Voting Systems, which supplies voting equipment for roughly 40% of the U.S., signed an affidavit and gave eyewitness testimony of poll workers changing votes and counting certain ballots more than once -- and that's only one example of many reported anomalies, including some machines' unusual glitches that mysteriously flipped votes.

Last year, four senators had warned that these machines were reportedly "switching votes," had "undisclosed vulnerabilities" and "improbable" results that "threaten the integrity of our elections." Nothing was done about it. Yet now those same senators appear eager to accept the results.

It appears that at least some malfeasance took place, but I predict we'll never know how much -- or how little -- and whether it altered the final count.

But the main reason I might never vote again is that the mainstream media and social media companies are running and deciding the elections. They control access to the people, and they control the message.

Twitter, with its pervasive reach and influence, actively suppressed potentially damaging news about their preferred candidate by censoring the NY Post for two weeks, preventing millions of citizens from information that might have affected their votes.

Most of the all-powerful CEOs of Twitter, Facebook, Google and MSM, and their employees, lean to one side of the political spectrum. And if they want a certain candidate to win, that candidate probably WILL win -- and that's the way it will be from now on, and no matter how many times they are hauled in to testify before Congress. These tech giants politely answer questions while they inwardly yawn, secure that they are the ones who hold ultimate power.

This election should trouble everyone, regardless of which side they're on. But half the country is satisfied with what the other half considers a problematic win. The half that is unconcerned will be in control for the next four years, and will probably not investigate these troubling issues.

If future elections look like this one, I will remain one of those who no longer believe in our political system.

Robin Mizrahi

Posted on November 25, 2020 01:58

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