Skip to comments.Wisconsin Report Reveals How Systematic Election Fraud Is Done
Posted on 03/06/2022 7:28:25 PM PST by lasereye
From the outset, the Democratic talking point about the 2020 presidential election has been that there is “no evidence” of widespread fraud, and that election fraud is in any event extremely rare. At the same time, Democrats have done everything in their power to obstruct and undermine any attempts to investigate whether fraud occurred, and if so how extensive it may have been. This is the kind of contradiction that strongly piques my curiosity.
As a prelude, let me say that I think that efforts to overturn the 2020 election are a waste of time, and that former President Trump only hurts himself with his obsession over how the election was stolen. Republicans are far better off focusing on the future. And anyway, the stunningly incompetent Biden Administration and the radical Democratic Congress are probably the best things that could have happened for the long term prospects of the conservative and libertarian movements.
But not wanting to re-litigate the prior election is not the same thing as not wanting investigations of credible allegations of systematic fraud. Absolutely such investigations should be done, and done thoroughly, not the least for purposes of identifying election procedures that are so vulnerable to fraudsters that they must be prohibited legislatively. The 2020 election was rife with new and risky measures in many jurisdictions, particularly to reduce limitations and controls on absentee and mail-in voting. Did these procedures open up the system to widespread fraud, or not? The citizenry deserves to know.
And now comes along on March 1 a major Report out of Wisconsin with the long title “Office of the Special Counsel, Second Interim Investigative Report On the Apparatus & Procedures of the Wisconsin Elections System.” The Report’s main author is Michael Gableman, a retired Justice of Wisconsin’s Supreme Court, who was appointed Special Counsel by Wisconsin’s (Republican-controlled) legislature. A good summary of the Report can also be found by Margot Cleveland at the Federalist on March 3 here. Although the Report (as indicated in its title) is still “interim,” it has definitely struck pay dirt on several items of what are clear systematic frauds.
The single biggest area of fraud identified in the Report is exactly where I would have expected it to be found, which is in a very different place from the most highly publicized allegations that have been leveled by Trump’s lawyers. Trump’s lawyers have spent vast efforts on a theory that new voting machines in key jurisdictions were subject to software manipulation or hacking that altered vote totals. I always thought that this allegation was implausible, because as long as a paper trail exists vote totals can be double-checked and verified by a hand count. If you were a fraudster looking to swing 20,000 or 50,000 votes to change the result in a swing state, you would be very unlikely to choose this route as your preferred method of fraud.
Rather, I have always thought that the likely route of major vote fraud would be through nursing homes, elder care facilities, assisted living facilities, homes for the mentally incompetent, and so forth. Many of the residents of such facilities would be incompetent to vote or otherwise uninterested in voting. Fraudsters working with insiders could track who had not voted and then arrange to get favorable votes in the names of those people, either by “helping” them fill out a ballot or by just forging the ballot entirely.
Gableman’s Report has eleven different sections, but as to outright fraud the heart of it is Section 7, with the title “The Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) Unlawfully Directed Clerks to Violate Rules Protecting Nursing Home Residents, Resulting in a 100% Voting Rate in Many Nursing Homes in 2020, Including Many Ineligible Voters.” Here’s the gist:
Rampant fraud and abuse occurred statewide at Wisconsin’s nursing homes and other residential care facilities in relation to absentee voting at these facilities. This fraud and abuse was the ultimate result of unlawful acts by WEC’s [Wisconsin Election Commission] members and its staff. . . .
It seems that the Wisconsin statutes contain very specific procedures with respect to absentee voting by nursing home residents. In a procedure that appears specifically designed to prevent staff or political operatives from putting undue pressure on vulnerable nursing home residents, the Wisconsin statutes state that absentee ballots from such residents must be filled out in the presence of trained state representatives known as Special Voting Deputies, or SVDs. In 2020, the Wisconsin Election Commission purported to waive those procedures (supposedly in light of Covid), and indeed instructed nursing homes simply to mail the ballots in. Suddenly, dozens of nursing homes known to have large numbers of mentally disabled people recorded voting rates of 100%. Here is a chart from page 90 of the Report:
The Special Counsel conducted numerous interviews investigating the circumstances of these suspiciously high voting rates. I’ll give you only some brief excerpts:
It goes on and on from there. Clearly, this is how you would do it if you wanted to swing a swing state by election fraud.
According to the Report there are about 90,000 residents in Wisconsin nursing homes. Biden won the state by about 20,000 votes.
Other sections of the Report deal with many other sorts of voting irregularities and systematic violations of Wisconsin election statutes. Several deal with activities of a Mark Zuckerberg-funded entity known as the Center for Tech and Civic Life, which provided funding to governmental entities in heavily-Democratic counties to assist in selective get-out-the-vote efforts. The Report alleges that this funding violated Wisconsin bribery statutes.
If you are wondering whether the New York Times has even covered the subject of this rather explosive report, the answer would be yes. They had an article on March 2 that appeared on page A16, wildly spinning under this headline: “Wisconsin Republicans’ Election Report Endorses Debunked Legal Theories.” The article incorrectly claims that the Report is an attempt to “decertify” the 2020 election result in Wisconsin (to be fair, there are some members of the Wisconsin legislature who would like to see that result). As to the specific evidence of fraud that is laid out, the Times says:
The document is the latest, but not the final, word on Wisconsin’s ongoing Republican-authorized investigation into false claims of fraud and irregularities in the 2020 election.
Exactly how are the allegations of fraud “false”? They don’t tell us. Are they troubled by apparent 100% voting rates in facilities with large numbers of mentally incompetent people? Not that they mention.
Gableman has referred charges to several district attorneys for potential prosecution, and apparently several are considering charges, including against members of the WEC who specifically facilitated violations of the election statutes.
At the same time, Democrats have done everything in their power to obstruct and undermine any attempts to investigate whether fraud occurred, and if so how extensive it may have been.
In AZ, GA and MI it has been Republicans obstructing.
[I firmly believe Romney is fine with the election being stolen. I also believe he and most Never Trumpers are unhinged.]
We all know what happened, and we know who has been lying about it.
What did Orwell say? Who controls the present controls the past. Who controls the past controls the future.
If Trump lets go of his complaint of election fraud, he cedes the issue the Left, they won't be punished for it, and they'll continue to do it.
They did it here in PA, too.
I think Romney was even fine with his own election being stolen.
He’s kind of stupid, that way.
Agree, Voting machines are OK. All recounts done pretty much validated that.
It is the vote harvesting, false registration, mail in vote validation, etc. which should be addressed!
We should have clean voter rolls. In person, on the election day vote only with voter ID checked.
And make sure all election boards are properly staffed by bipartisan staff!
So called paper ballots, counted by hand, have, in my humble opinion, higher error than the machines. And they do not preclude fraud. If the counting body is fraudulent, the vote count is guarantee to be fraudulent.
Finally, hand count takes forever! We would be waiting for results maybe months. In case of tight vote, people would be trying to influence the counting bodies.
RINOs are the reason for the woke clown world we must now endure.
I agree. Although I'd love to see this stolen election overturned, I'd be satisfied with seeing a bunch of people going to jail for having participated in this theft. Election fraud is the greatest threat to our Nation, even more so than the open borders that the Deep State espouses. And the only way to stop it is to find the participants of the 2020 Election fraud, and to give them prison time.
OK - the “Office of the Special Counsel, Second Interim Investigative Report On the Apparatus & Procedures of the Wisconsin Elections System.” reveals very serious violations of the 2020 election. Most people in the circle in which I move have known that. Mu question: What does the Wisconsin legislature do with that concrete evidence??? It not just Trump who’s rights were trampled upon, it is other candidates for office on down the line. Don’t they deserve justice??
This article is the usual duplicitous screed larded with just enough truth to hook people and persuade them that orange man is bad, that the election machines are not an issue.
The push to convince us that the nursing home votes are the big picture is despicable and a tell of a never trump uniparty mouthpiece. They seek to uncover just enough to put the people of America back to sleep and keep the real issues hidden so the steal can continue in future elections.
The attack on Trump as lecherous is disgusting. He married three times, supported all wives, was involved with all children. He had affairs after the marriages had gone bad by which point his former wives were straying. What kind of idiot throws away the best President in decades, the president who did the most to correct America’s woes while under unceasing assault because of that man’s divorces.
What was the breakdown of these nursing home votes?
Do we have any evidence that they favored Biden?
That is the machines.
That is ludicrous. The recounts show no such thing. There were recounts where the original votes were just recounted. Those proved nothing, examined nothing. There are affidavits and forensic evidence that the voting machines were accessed remotely and votes were changed. There is extensive evidence of machines set to reject a very high percentage of ballots so that the ballots could be adjudicated by partisan operatives and their votes changed.
The foregoing is only the tip of the iceberg of how the voting machines were compromised & used to steal an election. The rats use every trick they can. Nursing home voted of people who are not mentally fit is just one of many paths and not the biggest or most significant one.
Romney lost on purpose, same as McCain before him.
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