So after thousands of recounts, dozens of audits, and a myriad of court cases affirming the results of the 2020 election, you still want to believe the ‘big lie’. But don’t look to Mike Gableman’s ‘investigation’. After spending $600,000, $700,000 or $800,000 of your tax dollars (depends on whose calculator you are using), he’s come up with zip, nada, nil, nothing. Because there’s nothing there…the only thing he’s proven is that he’s a grifter. Mr. Pillow? Sweet dreams are made of this? Nope, he’s presented us with less than Gableman…he’s just sunning himself on his 15 minutes of fame. Our GOP candidates for governor? Other than claiming the elections were rigged or maybe stolen or just flat out should be decertified…nothing…no data…no examples…no proof.
But if you have your doubts yet…here’s what you should do next. Get in your car and drive down to your village hall or town hall or city hall. And meet with whomever runs the elections in your municipality. Depending on the size of your municipality they may have a dedicated election office or more likely the local government clerk with a handful of volunteers run the elections as they occur.
So here’s where the rubber meets the road. These are the people who collect registrations. These are the people who collect and inspect nomination papers. These are the people who print the ballots. These are the people who own and operate the voting machines. These are the people who mail out the absentee ballots. These are the people who count the ballots…and recount the ballots if needed. These are the people who publish the results in your municipality. If there are any irregularities in the vote or the election process, these are the people who are going to be aware of them.
And these are the people who are being accused of felony voter fraud. These people love and care about your hometown just as much as you do. These people may be your neighbors. These people may attend your house of worship. These people may shop at the same stores that you do. These people may be customers of your employer’s place of business. There isn’t a great cabal out there running elections. It is local people just like you and just like me.
So meet with them. Ask them your questions. They will have the answers. But be polite…they are dedicated to the well being of your hometown. They aren’t an enemy. They are just public servants and there’s a good chance that they’ve been doing their jobs effectively and with dignity for years and in some small towns, maybe decades. But these are the people that are actually being vilified by the purveyors of the ‘big lie’. These are your neighbors…they are hardworking and dedicated people…just like you.