[July 15, 2021] I experimented with my Facebook page last week, the one still standing and on search engines built into social media algorithms. I wrote about how there were questions of election integrity in the latest election, November 4, last year. To my surprise, my Facebook posts disappeared, and my searches on this website at theLeaderMaker.com dropped by at least 50 percent.
Election integrity is, of course, an important issue for democracies. There have been legitimate criticisms of the past few elections and that several states, like Minnesota, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Georgia have an unusual amount of fraud. Claiming otherwise is hiding one’s head in the sand of denial. Politicians who do this are, frankly, cowards. I would hope that they stand up and work to undermine fraud at every turn.
It is undeniable that our nation is divided over election integrity. One side has severe doubts about who is voting and who is counting the votes. The other side says all this is a big lie and does their best to suppress discussion about voter integrity. In my honest opinion, that is why I believe the social media conglomerates are attempting to silence those voices.
Dismissing claims that voter fraud does not exist and that the latest 2020 election was a “tremendous success” and dismissing claims to the contrary as “foolish and irresponsible” and “unworthy of attention” is itself irresponsible. Discussing illegal voting is not a glamourous or exciting topic, so most citizens just ignore the topic. Yet, when election outcomes hinge on a few votes, fraud does matter.
We should remember that when “elections” are held in socialist or communist nations, we often see the winning candidate receive 100% of the ballots cast and 100% of eligible adults voting. We all know that is impossible, much like in the U.S. when more votes are cast in a county than voters. Some legitimately ask whether the U.S. is traveling on the road to third-world status.
My advice to community and political leaders is to leave the question open. Do audits. Make those who want the audits pay for them and don’t use taxpayer funds. That leaves those who have the most to gain or lose to front the money necessary for an audit. That way, the voters don’t pay.
Denying fraud is denying reality. It always existed. With computerized systems run by third-party enterprises, voting leaves open the door for widespread, serious fraud in our election system. Oversight is needed and needed now. Discussing election integrity will get you banned from social media and your presence on websites, like mine, will be removed from search engines. This is itself a form of fraud.