In Michigan and Pennsylvania, the Democrats Plan to Cheat

We cannot let the very important Supreme Court confirmation fight, brought to us by the recent passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, distract us from another, crucial fight that should command our attention before Election Day: the integrity of our elections. 

 We would do well to not lose sight of all the cheating that the Left is planning to do with the aim of stealing the election. They are not even being shy about their plans, just attempting to put a thin veneer of “legality” on all of it so as to make the poison go down a little smoother. 

Take, for example, what took place recently in Michigan. In a case regarding mail-in ballots and deadlines (supported by none other than Marc Elias of Perkins Coie/Fusion GPS infamy, and who, we should add, is working for the Biden campaign), Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Diane Stephens decided unilaterally and arbitrarily to turn Election Day into “Election Weeks.” 

That’s right: the “Honorable” Judge Stephens decided that any ballot postmarked by 5 p.m. on November 2 could be counted for up to two weeks after Election Day. In essence, what she did was legislate from the bench that ballot harvesting in Michigan is now legal. 

Ballot harvesting, a practice that is rife with fraud, allows party activists to manipulate and steal votes as they go around collecting them from the various people who requested a ballot but may not have turned it in themselves. 

If you think this Michigan ruling is egregious, it pales in comparison to the recent ruling in Pennsylvania that says mail-in ballots without proof of being postmarked by November 3 can still be counted. The ruling states: “Mail ballots will now be accepted if they are received by 5 p.m. on the Friday after the election and were postmarked by November 3 or there is no evidence to suggest they were sent after Election Day. Previously, mail ballots had to be received by 8pm on Election Day.” (Emphasis added.) 

Let that one soak in for a hot second. By saying, “If there is no evidence to suggest they were sent after Election Day” those ballots will be deemed valid. This Pennsylvania ruling flipped the burden of proof on its head by saying ballots with no postmarks will be presumed to be valid and they have now opened the door to tons of ballots with no postmarks being shipped in after the election. 

What happened to free and fair elections? One might be led to conclude that the Left is designing a system to destroy what’s left of the American Republic.

With these moves the Left greatly undermines the integrity of the vote. These rulings in Michigan and Pennsylvania annihilate free and fair elections and basically put us on the level of third-world banana republics, hellholes that just keep on counting until they get the results they want. 

As Stalin famously said, he didn’t care who voted, he only cared who counted the votes. 

That’s what the Left wants, too. They will manipulate and change the rules and cheat to get the results they want, the American people and the constitutional republic be damned. They would destroy everything in their pursuit and lust for power. 

It is becoming more and more clear not only that today’s Left is deeply unAmerican—with their hatred of all things American, including norms, constitutional order, the rule of law, the equal application of the law, and the peaceful transfer of power—they have become a cancer on the American body politic. 

There’s no other way to put it: either the patient, the American Republic and those who love it, will beat the cancer of the Left, or the cancer of the Left will kill the Republic. That is what is at stake November 3 and beyond.

Ideally, in the short term, the Michigan and Pennsylvania state legislatures, both of which have Republican majorities, might find it within themselves to decide they are the ones who legislate, not the judicial branch—and that they would put a quick end to this madness. With the Republic at stake, let’s hope they find the courage to do so and find it soon. 

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About Ned Ryun

Ned Ryun is a former presidential writer for George W. Bush and the founder and CEO of American Majority. You can find him on Twitter @nedryun.

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