There are millions of Republicans who have no question that the Presidential election is filled with fraud. There are other Republicans who want those millions of Republicans to get over it and acknowledge it is over.
We obviously know where the Democrats stand on it all.
Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump’s legal team held a press conference where it laid out accusation after accusation.
Some of those accusations were likely based on evidence. But seeing as we’re not all lawyers for his campaign, we simply do not know.
My hope is that the President’s legal team would not simply just throw everything at the wall in hopes of seeing something stick. That they believe every accusation they level to be 100 percent truth.
Patience, though, is wearing thin — even from some Republicans.
And that makes sense. Remember, it was just a few days ago that Iowans were all in a hoopla over tighter COVID restrictions coming from Gov. Kim Reynolds. But a couple days went by and you see a lot less complaining.
The election happened two and a half weeks ago. Two and a half weeks is a long time, especially in the midst of a pandemic.
People want a break.
But there is undoubtedly work to be done.
Look, I can’t point to enough significant, specific instances of voter fraud, but when you take a 10,000-foot view of this election, things do not add up. I won’t go into all of those reasons why, that’s simply all circumstantial.
Demands to “see the evidence” right now are premature. Yes, it would be nice to know what the Trump legal team knows, but few, if any, serious attorneys are going to lay out all of their evidence outside of the courtroom.
Everyone wants to see the evidence, but none of us needs to see the evidence. None of us, to my knowledge, will serve as judges in any of these disputes.
What our country needs, I believe, is full access to watch all of the arguments in every court on these election results. That’s where people are under oath and will be punished for fibbing.
The American people deserve to see and hear everything that happens in court — the allegations, the defense, the rulings. Still, there may be some who refuse to accept the results if they do not go their way, but at least we will understand the arguments.
It is increasingly difficult to know what is real and what isn’t anymore. Many websites will post stories that simply are not true, or do not come with any actual evidence.
And, as long as it says what we hope to be true, many of us are guilty of sharing those stories.
But wanting something to be true doesn’t make it so.
As I see it, we have three options.
- Get over it. Trump has lost. It’s over. Accept it. Move on.
- Fight to the death. Everyone is screwing Trump. There is rampant fraud. We all know it (or at least should).
But it is this third option that we would all benefit from taking. And it’s probably the option the least of us have taken.
Let the system work.
Make the court arguments as open and transparent as possible. Broadcast them on CSPAN. Let’s see everything each side has and hear both sides.
I’ll be honest, I don’t think I will ever be convinced that more than 79 million people voted for Joe Biden. I’ll never be convinced they did not cheat in Michigan and Wisconsin. I’ll never be convinced the Trump-hating Secretary of State in Pennsylvania didn’t tilt that race. I’ll never be convinced that Georgia had an honest result. I’ll never be convinced that Arizona was a free and fair election.
There is too much circumstantial evidence to give me pause to just accept any of that. I said all along I believed President Trump would win, unless mail-in voting was used to cheat.
Of the 19 counties in America that have served our nation as bellwether counties for years and years, Trump won all but one of them. Trump won Ohio, which wasn’t even close, and has been the nation’s bellwether for decades.
Trump had tens of thousands at rally after rally.
But something big has to happen and it has to be obvious to almost everyone. Just as I likely will never be convinced 79 million Americans voted for Biden, there are others who will never be convinced they didn’t.
For the sake of our country, our constitutional republic and our collective sanity, we have to let the system work.
If we cannot trust the system, then we’re screwed already and whoever is the last one out needs to shut off the lights.
Right now our job is not to play judge and jury. Our job isn’t to change anyone’s mind, either.
Our job right now is simple — pray.
Pray for patience. Pray for wisdom. Pray for clarity. Pray for any fraud or evil to be exposed. Pray for our country.
Pray that we have an honest system and pray that it works.
Pray that God is the one who oversees this process and He makes clear everything He wants to make clear.
Then trust that He will.
If we do that. And if God does that, then the system will indeed work.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
In this, the eleventh hour of the most consequential election of our lifetime, we must trust our system. And if God Almighty is in the overseer of that system, then we just need to remember our national motto:
In God We Trust.