Since we are continuously assured that our elections are “safe and secure” by the unpopular people who keep winning our elections, it sure seems strange that so many contests have been overturned for fraud in the past year. We’ve been talking a lot about voter fraud this fall, due to a couple of high-profile instances in which two races in two different states were overturned by the courts. But it turns out, this has happened four times in the past year. It’s almost as if voter fraud is a real thing that we need to be concerned about in America.
One of the races that was overturned was just this week. In Caddo Parish, Louisiana, a judge vacated the race for sheriff. Democrat Henry Whitehorn defeated Republican John Nickelson by one vote in a November 18 runoff election. Whitehorn won the recount by the same margin, but when Nickelson sued, he proved to the court that there were 11 fraudulent votes cast in the race.
The judge vacated the results, because the legal standard in all court cases is that “fraud vitiates everything” (including presidential elections). A do-over election will be held on March 23, 2024, which is the primary election day next year in Louisiana.
Before that, we talked extensively about the mayoral race in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Incumbent Mayor Joe Ganim won the Democrat primary race back in September by 251 votes over challenger John Gomes. Both are Democrats. Gomes’ legal team, however, uncovered surveillance video of city employees—who were vocal supporters of the incumbent mayor—stuffing a ballot drop box in the middle of the night on multiple occasions.
The judge said, “The videos are shocking to the court and should be shocking to all the parties,” and threw out the results of that race. It wasn’t shocking to anyone who saw Dinesh D’Souza’s film, “2,000 Mules.” It looked like exactly what happened thousands of times in every swing state in 2020, as ballot mules carried stacks of illegal ballots from Democrat Party PACs and NGOs and deposited them in drop boxes in the middle of the night.
This is a weird one, since it happened just a week before the general election in Bridgeport. Ganim won that election as well, but Bridgeport will still need to hold one or two additional elections to finally decide who the mayor is.
A Democrat primary will be held in Bridgeport on January 23rd. If the incumbent Ganim wins, then he remains the mayor. If Gomes wins, then a fourth runoff will be held on February 22nd.
The good news is that this case has called a lot of attention to the use of drop boxes in Connecticut, since this was a clearcut case of Democrat-on-Democrat cheating. Maybe they can have an honest discussion about election integrity in Connecticut without succumbing to Trump Derangement Syndrome.
But those aren’t the only races that have been overturned by the courts in the last year, as we’ve just learned.
In Laredo, Texas, a City Council election was flipped from the original winner, Michelle Campos-Rodriguez, to challenger Ricardo Rangel, Jr. Campos-Rodriguez had originally won the race by six votes. Rangel’s team showed the court 11 fake votes, and the race was overturned.
What’s interesting about the Laredo race is that multiple Laredo police officers were the ones caught casting the fake ballots for Campos-Rodriguez. Three of the cops got suspended for election fraud. Just as in the Bridgeport race, government employees were the ones who got caught cheating in the election.
And finally, a town council election in Vilas County, Wisconsin had its results vacated due to ballot fraud. Town Clerk Lorene Walters, who was the administrator for the election, defeated Presque Isle Town Board Chair John MacLean by 1 vote in a race that took place last April. Walters won two recounts, but when MacLean sued to challenge the results, he proved in court that there were 2 ballots that had been fraudulently cast.
In a runoff election that took place on November 14th, MacLean won by 29 votes.
That’s four elections that were overturned because of fraud in 2023. That ties a previous record of four overturned elections which last happened in 2018 and in 1992. In all of those cases, the plaintiffs were allowed to sue to challenge the results. None of them were “dismissed due to lack of standing,” which was what happened to Donald Trump in 2020.
Election fraud in America is very real and it needs to be dealt with. Fortunately, it’s looking like Trump’s margin of victory in 2024 will be far beyond the Democrats’ ability to cheat, which was what also happened in 2016