A Trump supporter with logic is like a unicorn; it can’t be found. Today’s REAL Facebook comment reinforces this.
We have always known that the Democrat’s motto is vote early and vote often. You aren’t gonna change my belief no matter how many studies you do. If it occurs on ONE ballot it skews everything. It should never happened and I have no faith in our election system at all.
There are so many concerning issues with this comment:
- “Vote early, vote often“ actually originated in Great Britain, but was used by John Van Buren back in 1926 with respect to organized crime activities. The origin of ‘vote early’ stems from the idea that by voting early you would miss the crowds. Nazi Germany was famous for packing the polling stations with their fanatics thus dissuading ordinary citizens from voting. The term ‘vote often’ could be interpreted as voting in every election possible but more likely implies ballot stuffing. This is now strictly prohibited in all liberal democracies, and to imply it is happening on a grand scale in America has been proven false.
- “You’re not going to change my belief no matter how many studies you do” is probably the scariest sentence I have ever read. Disregarding facts just because they don’t fit into your belief system is just plain ignorance.
- “If it occurs on ONE ballot it skews everything” is utterly false, and if you knew what math was, you would know that. Unless you’re talking about a race with only a dozen voters, then I suppose, yeah, one vote could skew the election, there were nearly 129 million votes cast in 2016. A New York University School of Law report lists several studies that debunk this myth including:
- A 2016 working paper concluded that the upper limit on double voting in the 2012 election was 0.02%.
- A 2014 paper concluded that “the likely percent of non-citizen voters in recent US elections is 0.”
- A 2014 nationwide study found “no evidence of widespread impersonation fraud” in the 2012 election.
- A 2014 study that examined impersonation fraud both at the polls and by mail ballot found zero instances in the jurisdictions studied.
- A comprehensive 2014 study published in The Washington Post found 31 credible instances of impersonation fraud from 2000 to 2014, out of more than 1 billion ballots cast.
- “I have no faith in our election system at all” but I bet you believe Trump won. If you have no faith, how can you legitimize his presidency? You can’t have it both ways.