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Byrne on possible solutions


Patrick ByrneOver the lat couple of decades, as townships, counties, and states have been pitched on the virtues of electronic voting systems over the tools of Stone Age democracy (where voting was done on paper ballots with simple mechanical machines). The pitches all came with one promise: “There will always be a paper ballot fail-safe, so in the event of a broken election you can always just open the boxes and count the ballots!” I would respectfully suggest that whatever foresight caused election officials in years past to extract that commitment, whatever threshold of election uncertainty they envisioned might someday occur requiring that a measure be taken to give the public confidence in an election result…whatever that point is, has surely been breached.

Because of that fact, since November 15 I have imagined a way to resolve this quickly, with little-to-no insult to the Constitution...

Read the whole thing. It's not a perfect solution, but there are no perfect solutions, and he reports a lot of direct information from meeting with the President and what went down after that.

Byrne is (probably) one of the major funders behind Powell and Wood. He's got an inside position here, and while he seems a little crazy, that inside position combined with his connections to Flynn and Powell make it impossible to dismiss his claims. What he describes in this article are White House staffers, supposedly answerable to the President, blocking the President's decisions and refusing to act on them.

Of course that's been pretty much the story of Trump's time in office, beginning to end.

I neither endorse nor reject Byrne's proposals for a physical recount of paper ballots. I don't think calls to redo the election if major discrepancies are found are even possible at this point. I do think a full physical audit of all ballots in those states with major signs of fraud is a requirement for anyone to trust our elections again -- and I think the refusal of the establishment, on both sides, to allow anything like that demonstrates their knowledge of and agreement to the fraud. But to be accurate, such an audit would need to include the voter rolls and the status of all voters, and I don't think there's any realistic way we can get that in any reasonable amount of time. Next election, maybe, if the state legislatures in those states really take charge. Not this time.

This entry was published Tue Jan 12 23:43:41 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2021-01-12 23:43:41.0. [Tweet]

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