Webster defines ‘fraud’ as intentional perversion of the truth in order to induce another to part with something of value or to surrender a legal right, an act of deceiving. Webster also defines ‘Fix’ as an act or instance of obtaining special privilege or immunity from the law or of exerting improper or illegal influence on the outcome of something.
Since the middle of 2020 ‘fraud’ has been one of our most frequently used terms. Every day the mainstream media has reminded listeners that there is “no evidence of fraud.” Maybe they were right. But in Minnesota the right word should have been ‘fixed.’ And the Secretary of State, Steve Simon, and his advisors nearly got away with it.
Minnesota Statue 203 gives the Sec. of State the authority to administer elections. But the law is clearly written as to how an election should proceed, including for mail-in ballots. That’s the focus here.
So in early 2020, the Sec. of State began reviewing the law and making preparation for the fall election. The law requires that each mail-in ballot have two signatures (the voter and a witness) to be a valid vote. The Sec. of State decided that because of the circumstances in 2020 only one signature would be necessary. He also made other recommendations as he put it “to make it easier for voters to vote in this ‘stay at home’ environment. After he made the recommendations public he was challenged by members of his own party. To resolve the situation a General Election Consent Decree was negotiated. Under the Consent Decree, the two sides would avoid a public trial if the judge believed each side was satisfied with the Decree. Here is part of that agreement:
“The secretary agreed to not enforce the ballot receipt deadline in Minn. Stat. 203B.08, Subd. 3 instead the Secretary would issue guidance to local officials to count all mail-in ballots with a postmark of election day or before if those election officials received the ballots with five (5) business days (seven calendar days) of election day (the ‘postmark deadline’).” The Consent Decree also provided that if a mail-in ballot did not have a postmark the election officials “should presume that it was mailed on or before election day unless the preponderance of the evidence demonstrates it was mailed after election day.”
Once the court accepted the decree, the order has the force of law. Again this process was very public. This means that the Sec. of State used the Consent Decree to obtain a court order to change the law and now had the legal authority to count mail-in ballots with no postmarks. The acceptance of the Decree also gave the Sec of State and his advisors time to perfect the number of ballots needed to assure the election outcome they desired. ‘The Fix was in’ in Minnesota! And it was all done publicly with everybody watching. It was also completed months before the general public was concerned about election matters.
In Minnesota, the media’s suggestion that there was not likely to be voter fraud may have been valid. But certainly ‘the fix was in!’ Fortunately, in August the Minnesota Voter Alliance filed a lawsuit contending that the Sec. of State did not have the authority to change Minn. Statues that that power was reserved for the legislature. (This is exactly the same argument Texas and 17 other states were trying to make last week in their appeal to the U. S. Supreme Court. Their standing prevented that case from being heard.) Ten days before the election, the MN Supreme Court agreed with the Minnesota Voter Alliance and threw out the decree.
It doesn’t matter who you were backed in this election we all should be concerned. Here in Minnesota, our elected officials were ten days away from having a free pass to change the will of the people if necessary without our consent. And they didn’t even try to hide their scam. Why? Because you and I don’t have the time to watch these people’s every move. We hired them! And what about the media who claim to be the public’s watchdog?
It’s hard to have confidence in a system once you know the people elected to managing the system can’t be trusted. It’s probably not the first time there has been some kind of cheating in our elections. So why shouldn’t we believe that Minnesota was just part of a nationwide effort to deceive the general population? In sports they say “winning isn’t the only thing.” But in Minnesota politics winning appears to be the only thing.
The preamble to the Constitution starts with “we the people” but this election may have placed this country just a breath away from “we the ruling class.” And the ‘FIX’ may already be in.