Nina Bookout has a post, Hanging Chads Again? Broward County’s Brenda Snipes Triggers Florida Senate Recount [VIDEO], about what looks like an effort to steal a couple of statewide elections in Florida. Because many remember the legal tug-of-war in Florida between Bush and Gore following the 2000 election, the recount in Florida is getting most of the attention, but there are other important recounts, Recounts, runoffs loom over high-profile elections in Florida, Georgia, and Arizona.
Whenever there is a close election, accuracy becomes more important. Since it is difficult to get a large number of people to do anything perfectly, there are always vote counting mistakes, and there are always dishonest people trying to cover up their mistakes. That’s why we have to run our elections in as simply and as straightforwardly as possible. If we are going to maintain peace, especially when an election is close, we need to believe the ballots were honestly counted.
Unfortunately, Democrats put winning ahead of everything else. They excuse this behavior in the name of making sure “everyone’s vote counts”. If nothing else, Democrats want to count the “stupid vote”. So they require election officers to figure out the intentions of voters who could not (or did not want to) figure out how to fill out their ballot properly. Thus, there is no way to avoid at least the appearance of shenanigans wherever Democrats count the vote. See:
- Arizona judge refuses to limit vote count in close race (mercurynews.com)
- In Georgia, Kemp Claims Victory, But Won’t Oversee Potential Recount (kpbs.org)
What can we do? We can participate in the process. Why is that important? When we do evil, we try to hide what we are doing. Therefore, we must hold each other accountable. We must keep our fellow citizens from counting the vote count in secrecy.
Volunteer! Every polling precinct needs volunteers to count the vote. Each of the political parties needs poll watchers. Even if you are Conservative or a Libertarian, and you just want the government stay out of your hair, you must participate. Otherwise, those who idolize government will corrupt our electoral process so they can grow our government.