Due to early voting in Nebraska, I have already cast my vote for Donald J. Trump. See blog post below. Last night’s debate only reaffirmed my decision. At this late date, most of the information is out and nothing much should change before Election Day. The Dems may have one last October surprise but I doubt that it will be effective at this late date. The possibility also remains that Wikileaks may have Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 deleted emails. If the emails show a clear quid pro quo with a foreign country or some other obvious criminal activity by Hillary Clinton (entirely possible), then Trump would win.
My biggest worry is the polls. The polls are usually right and most of them favor Hillary Clinton. I do, however, take solace in the fact that the polls are built on models and the models may prove defective as we saw with the Brexit vote. The models assume a turnout percentage and they count likely voters. The flaw in the model might be that there is a huge turnout for Trump and some Trump voters were not captured in the polls because these are people who haven’t voted in years. The key here will be winning Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida.
Many people dislike Trump’s use of the term “rigged election” but as we have seen there is no doubt there is corruption in the process. Wikileaks has exposed one aspect of the Democrat voter fraud scheme. John Podesta wrote that as long as an illegal alien had a driver’s license, he could lie and say he was a citizen in order to register to vote. Twelve states allow illegal aliens to obtain driver’s license and in Nevada, New Mexico and Utah those fraudulent votes might be the margin of difference for the Democrats. Dr. Ben Carson alleged that 14% of the 10 million or so illegal aliens here have registered to vote.
Thanks to James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas we have learned that convicted felon Robert Creamer of Democracy Partners is an active practitioner in the art of voter fraud. Creamer has been to the White House 342 times and had 47 meetings with President Obama. Creamer may well be the guy who the Clinton campaign complained about in the 2008 primary election who swung the tide for Obama. Until recently he was working for the DNC and Hillary Clinton. There is no doubt in my mind that the DNC has diligently lined up fraudulent votes in all sorts of ways that I can’t even contemplate. The classic dead person voting is probably only the tip of the iceberg with the Democrats. And, of course, no photo ID is required to vote and that is an invitation to fraud. One needs a photo ID to get on an airplane but not to vote. That’s crazy.
Legal challenges to photo ID laws are routinely rejected by the federal judiciary as was recently the case in Wisconsin by a judge appointed by President Obama. In that regard, the judiciary is complicit in failing to protect the integrity of a citizen’s vote.
The other aspect of the rigged election is the media’s corruption is all matters large and small. I witnessed a USA Today reporter launch an emotional attack on James O’Keefe right after the first video was released. Yes, O’Keefe had legal problems in connection with his investigative journalism. Unlike Robert Creamer, however, O’Keefe never spent any time in jail for tax and bank fraud. So the question is presented, Why didn’t the MSM investigate voter fraud instead of a guy with a shoestring operation?
The MSM has largely ignored the Podesta emails and everything released by Wikileaks. It constantly reports on the horse race aspect of the race giving Hillary Clinton a sense of inevitability. The reporting on polls eats up air time and requires no work. After the debate the MSM went ballistic on Trump’s in-artful comment about conceding the election if he should lose. The way the Dems and MSM spun it, it was on outrage suggesting a forcible takeover of the government by Trump. That same treatment was spun up about his statement that Hillary should be indicted based upon her crimes. “Banana republic!” The language and intent of Trump’s words has been taken in the worst possible light and really twisted. Trump is inarticulate but sensible people know that a legal election contest and recount is possible given the known voter voter fraud conducted by the Democrats.
The third thing that could cost Trump the election is defections by conservatives. According to one poll, third party candidate Evan McMillian stands a chance of winning Utah. To my mind that is only because that state’s large Mormon population can’t stand the thought of the crass and immoral Trump in the White House. This error in thinking is extremely foolish as the most law abiding of our citizens will end up putting the lawless Clintons back in charge. Cruel cynicism and trickery by the Democrats will end up duping conservative voters.
Finally there are a number of voters who see Hillary Clinton as the “safe” choice. The Omaha World-Herald’s endorsement of her is in that school of thought. Trump can come across as a crazy man at times and not too much different than President Dwayne Camacho in the movie Idiocracy. I’ll admit that I was, at first, put off by Trump’s style and presentation but I got over it. Many conservatives, however, have not. The failure of conservatives to unite behind the GOP candidate – combined with voter fraud in a few swing states – may well end up costing Trump the White House. That’s the rigged election of which he speaks.
David D. Begley, Omaha, Nebraska