Congressional Objections to the Electoral College Are Necessary

Trump-Biden Election Integrity

Every American should be appalled and ashamed of the 2020 election. Regardless of our opinions of the presidential candidates, we must recognize the suspicions of an election fraught with bogus vote counting, disregard for law and policy, unqualified voters, questionable voting machines, and unprecedented election interference by mainstream media. If there were ever a reason for congressional intervention into the election process, this is it.

Let’s face it, we are beyond any real potential for overturning presidential election results. Joe Biden will almost certainly be our next president. However, after all the massive, but unsuccessful, efforts to challenge the veracity of the election, the fact remains that we still have a broken election system. It’s hard to come to grips with the truth that the greatest democratic republic in the world just held an election that looked more like that of a corrupt third-world nation. For that reason, Congress should demand an emergency audit of the 2020 election. That audit should result in sweeping changes to our future election process.

Those dozen or so senators and around 150 representatives who have indicated they will vote against the counting of electoral votes this week know it will not overturn the votes. They are just calling attention to the sham of an election as a last ditch effort to acknowledge the lack of integrity in the whole process and force some corrective action. Every American should demand the same and applaud the boldness.

Many states, especially the swing states, must clean up their act regarding election fraud. State legislatures must take charge and hold their governors and secretaries of state accountable for irregularities. Redundancy and oversight failures must be corrected. Mainstream news media’s extreme bias favoring liberal candidates and platforms must be called out by appropriate political and regulatory agencies. This is what an emergency congressional audit should do before January 20th.

When there is a serious national problem that threatens our democracy, the Congress should act immediately. A polite, pro forma validation of the electoral votes is not what this country needs. We need a high-level, bipartisan, intensive examination of all the accusations of fraud that would exceed by far the efforts of the president’s legal team. This should be accomplished before January 20th to assure the public that the irregularities, although serious, are being dealt with and are not of the magnitude that would have reversed the outcome of the election.

That emergency audit is the hope of the senators and representative who will challenge the electoral count. They are acting within their constitutional rights and should not be harassed for protecting the integrity of our elections. They deserve our support no matter which side of the aisle we favor.

America Must Fix Its Voting System

Mailed ballots, voting machine failures, software corruption, illegal votes, uncounted votes, long lines, denied oversight, trashed ballots, and delayed vote counting. How can America lead the world in technology and have a third-world voting system? Let’s look at what must change before 2024.

Although Giuliani’s team is not likely to get the presidential election reversed (but it’s getting really interesting), what they are finding should embarrass every American voter–Democrat and Republican. Why are election credibility and confidence at an all time low? Technology has enhanced much of our voting process, but we are still conducting our elections with relatively little change from a century ago. In this day when we can securely order anything we want on our computer or phone and get it in a day or two, why do we drive somewhere, stand in long lines, vote on strange, vulnerable machines, and wait perhaps weeks for questionable results? Hopefully, this is the year that brings all the vulnerabilities and corruption to surface.

No sane person would consider me qualified to resolve this complex problem. But it doesn’t take a genius to see how abysmal our election process is and what seems like the obvious fix. Over 80% of American adults use computers regularly. Probably another 10% can use them successfully if necessary. So, let’s say 90% of registered voters could do all of their voting online. Certainly, hardware and software sophisticated enough to securely and accurately process 150 million votes could be developed.

Congress should appropriate money as soon as possible to contract with prominent hardware and software companies to build a national voting system with sufficient security and redundancy to accommodate local, state, and national elections. This could be developed in highly classified environs like the development of secret weapons and intelligence systems to avoid any potential for compromise by foreign or domestic enemies. After roll-out of the platforms, everyone qualified to vote would have to re-register, and their secure information would be entered into the system. This would purge the rolls and create a fresh start. Then, voters would have to re-register every year thereafter in order to keep the rolls updated. No annual registration, no vote.

Each state would have its own separate access to the system for its local and state elections. The presidential election would continue to be based on each state’s election policies, but would use the technology of the national system. The votes of individual voters would be immediately matched with the the state and national databases to ensure only one ballot per person is counted.

Voters would have one week leading up to election day to vote to allow for sickness, travel, etc. No mail-in or absentee ballots would be necessary, since voting would not be restricted to location. Voters could log on to their voter website any time 24/7 for their personalized ballot. A unique ID and foolproof password would be required for each voter. These would be randomly generated by the system shortly before the voting. They would have to match the system’s record in its database. The system would accept no votes after the state’s election day closing time.

On election night after all votes are in, the system would tally the millions of votes in a matter of minutes for all levels of the election, and results would be known by the entire nation by bedtime on the east coast. Immediate statistical analysis would be available for the media pundits. The analytics would be almost unlimited as to how people voted collectively. All this and not one finger would have to touch ballots. No poll workers would be needed except for a few to assist the computer challenged.

That 10% or so who would need help with their voting could go to a few sparsely manned polls in each community for assistance. They would be helped through the same process that everyone else was using but on a secure touch-screen computer.

Will America do this or something similar? Or will we find ourselves in the same mess in 2024? It’s past time for our country to bring our elections into the 21st century. I plan to “share” this post with my Congressman and Senators and hope you will do the same.

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