The following is a news analysis
Despite large numbers of voting irregularities and potential illegalities, such as more than 11,000 non-citizens as being registered to vote in several Texas counties, the mantra seems to be the same. Rather than outrage at the unacceptable level of voting problems, the common response seems to be "it wasn't enough to make a difference."
The notion that voting irregularities matter little unless somebody deems them to "be enough to make a difference" is a narrative born out of the massive irregularities reported during the 2020 presidential election.
Initially, Trump opponents denied there was anything at all amiss. Trump led election day by a large margin only to have big leads slip into losses in key areas that reported abnormalities such as: observers kept away from making legal observations of the process; false claims of a flood at a precinct in Georgia that sent Republican observers home while Democrats continued to count in their absence; delivery of massive numbers of ballots outside the legal chain-of-custody requirement; questioned signatures and counts; reports of illegal cross-state ballot transport; incorrect results, such as Biden falsely reported as the winner in a strong Republican county. (The count was only fixed after two recounts; Trump votes had been credited to Biden.)
But as more evidence of voting issues turned up, Trump opponents changed their argument to say that irregularities and fraud may have occurred, but were not widespread. This, despite the fact that there had not been any through, independent investigations at the time. It was akin to declaring the Covid-19 "lab theory" to be "debunked" well before any investigation was even done on the matter. Likewise it was unexplained as to why numerous federal officials declared, prior to any investigation, that there had been no fraud.
As more investigations were done and did turn up large numbers of voting irregularities and illegalities, the mantra became "it wasn't enough to have a made a difference in the outcome of the election."
Again, there has been no broad, independent investigation to determine that to date.
The following is an excerpt from The Epoch Times.
Voting irregularities—including potentially thousands of votes cast by non-citizens and the dead—were reported during the first phase of the Texas Secretary of State’s forensic audit of the 2020 general election, but critics deemed it more of a risk-limiting audit at this point.
The Texas Secretary of State’s office released its findings on Dec. 31, but the issues found are not enough to significantly impact 2020 election results of the four counties involved in the audit—Collin, Dallas, Harris, and Tarrant counties—which account for about 10 million people, or a third of the Texas population.
“Generally speaking, nothing was found on such a large scale that could have altered any election,” said Sam Taylor, assistant secretary of state for communications, in an interview with The Epoch Times.
- Statewide, a total of 11,737 potential non-U.S. citizens were identified as being registered to vote. Of these, 327 records were identified in Collin County, 1,385 in Dallas County, 3,063 in Harris County, and 708 in Tarrant County. So far, Dallas County has canceled 1,193 of these records, with Tarrant County canceling one. Neither Collin nor Harris have canceled any potential non-voting records.
- Since November 2020, 224,585 deceased voters have been removed from the voter rolls in Texas. Collin County removed 4,889 deceased voters, Dallas County removed 14,926 deceased voters, Harris County removed 23,914 deceased voters, and Tarrant County removed 13,955 deceased voters.
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