Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Is It Reasonable To Doubt The Integrity Of US Elections?

Apparently the US Establishment thinks such doubts are ipso facto unreasonable. On the other hand, US News ran an article about a month before the election that suggests that those who doubt may be on to something:

U.S. Election Integrity Compares Poorly to Other Democracies

Research shows that U.S. elections have rated poorly compared to other democracies in recent years.

The report doesn't exactly say that the US is a banana republic, but it does say that our electoral integrity rates "much lower" than that of some actual banana growing republics, such as Costa Rica. If it makes you feel better, at least the US rates as well as Mexico and Panama:

A 2019 report published by the Electoral Integrity Project, an independent project based out of Harvard University, found that U.S. elections from July 2012 through December 2018 rated "lower than any other long-established democracies and affluent societies." Each country in the index was given a score out of 100 based on assessments of the quality of each of its elections – including categories such as electoral laws, voter registration and voting process – one month after polls closed.

The U.S. score of 61 – the same score as Mexico and Panama – is the second-lowest among liberal democracies and much lower than other countries in the Americas region, including Costa Rica, Uruguay and Chile.

So, yes, maybe those pro-Trump demonstrators are on to something. And maybe Trump is, too. Here are some graphics from the report that help place the US among other countries:

It's just something to keep in mind the next time you hear one of the usual suspects pontificating about how Congress needs to get on with the sacred constitutional business of rubber stamping, er, certifying the election.


  1. Amazing the level of censorship

    - Facebook is censoring any photo of the protests
    - Twitter freezing trumps account
    - YouTube I watched tucker clip, and immediately after it auto played biased (a lie) msnbc video describing of Trump call to GA Sec of state.

    The danger is if people feel like they are being censored, they will go other places.

  2. So in conclusion, the government loves auditing everything the people do because we are incompetent, untrustworthy, cheaters. But if the people want to audit election results, we are terrible bad conspiracy theorists who need to be shamed into silence. Them auditing us is good and necessary. Us auditing them is silly foolishness.

    I’m glad we got that cleared up.


    Rome, Italy (January 5, 2021) – An employee of the 8th largest global defense contractor, Leonardo SpA, provided a shocking deposition detailing his role in the most elaborate criminal act affecting a US election. Corroborating the DNI Ratcliff’s report of international intrusion, Arturo D’elio outlined the scheme that proved successful in using Leonardo computer systems and military satellites located in Pescara, Italy. Recent reports of a hack at Leonardo now appear to have been an orchestrated cover to mitigate blowback on the corporation which is partially owned by the Italian government.

    Nations In Action, a government transparency organization, partnered with the Institute of Good Governance to thoroughly investigate and research the election irregularities which yielded the long awaited proof that a flawless plot to take down America was executed with extraordinary resources and global involvement. Americans and elected officials now have proof that the election was indeed stolen.

    This provides the mechanism for each state to recall their slate of electors immediately or face lawsuits and request all federal government agencies to lock down all internal communications, equipment and documentation from the Rome Embassy. “Make no mistake, this is a coup d’etat that we will stop in the name of justice and free and fair elections,” stated Maria Strollo Zack, Chairman of Nations in Action.

    The Institute for Good Governance issued the following statement:

    Our mission is to provide the full truth, expose the perpetrators of this horrific crime, and ensure that every person involved, regardless of position, be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Nations In Action and the Institute for Good Governance are making the following demands on elected officials:
    • Depose State Department officials starting with Rome staff including Stefan Serafini
    • Immediately strip Leonardo SpA of all contracts and seize assets
    • All congressional members must speak out against this foreign and domestic interference or face recalls and suspicion of involvement
    • Implement the most severe penalties for participants who had knowledge or participated and refuse to assist in the investigation

    Maria Strollo Zack, founder of Nations In Action added, “States must prosecute all illegal voting activities and provide immediate legislative remedies. There can only be zero tolerance for criminal interference in American elections. This international conspiracy must be met with swift action by the President and be fully supported by elected officials for the protection of voting integrity and the prosperity of our great nation.”

  4. I highly doubt we will see a Ratcliffe report now.

    1. There's always the Durham report, right?

    2. "There's always the Durham report, right?"

      Let's us not forget Mr John Huber homework assignment as well!

      What is it with these John's?

  5. The best use of Trump’s remaining time in office would be to declassify EVERYTHING! Even if the MSM and social media refuse to report it or allow its dissemination, it will seep out. The corruption on both sides of the aisle must be exposed. This is what his enemies most fear, and it is why they are calling for Trump’s impeachment and removal from office. I myself doubt that Trump will run again in 2024, but he can make public those who are in cahoots with the Great Reset.

    1. 1st) Even if he has declassified everything the DS will just ignore him now.
      2nd) Trump won't be a candidate going forward IMO.

    2. And who, exactly, has the systemic wherewithal, physical capacity, and moral courage to accomplish that.

      The rats are scurrying for the suppers.
      Tom S.

    3. The cut off communications. Anything Trump does now is filtered through the DS/media/tech machine.

      Which is more scary than what happened at the capital.

    4. @ Anon @10:53

      Indeed. We have a sitting President which the bureaucracy has all but refused to obey and, as a practicality, been isolated in his office, and his opposition claims he has initiated a coup?

      First rule of coups: isolate the legitimate government. Didn't see anyone cutting off Chucky's mic yesterday.

      Lol! Here I am doing precisely what I criticize others for. Deriding people whose only rule is that power is the only rule, and thinking they care about rules being of any greater importance than public opinion. In other words "situationally". Can't recall which socialist said it, "Democracy is like a streetcar; you ride it until it's time to get off."

      It would appear the gov't of the U.S. has been overthrown. No administration going forward can govern without looking over its shoulder. Coups will come more often, last longer, and be more overt. Somewhere the spirit of a Preatorian commander is smirking.
      Tom S.

    5. Totally. Those like Charles Lipson and Bill Barr are simply delusional:

    6. The streetcar quote is something Erdogan said back in the 90s.

  6. P.S. Isn’t this why he installed Ezra Watnick-Cohen as chairman of the Public Interest Declassification Board?

  7. It’s worth remembering that Trump used the free media coverage and Twitter to come to power. But once in office, these platforms recognized what they had done and began to censor him. Suckerberg just announced he is blocked from FB until the end of his term.