Never mind that Trump is the least authoritarian American president in probably a century and the most transparent American president ever – writer Molly Ball claims in an article titled “The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election” that a huge effort was undertaken “fortifying,” but not “rigging” the election.
The American system of government hardly needed to be protected from Trump, who, throughout his four years in office gave away his presidential pay and barely had control over the federal Leviathan, filled as it is with disloyal left-wingers and careerist Democrats.
The same cannot be said of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris who view the government as a massive gravy train and a means of imposing one-party rule on the country and cleansing it of undesirables like conservatives and other patriots. Biden and Harris were fine with the deadly race riots that swept the country after drug-addicted career criminal George Floyd inconveniently died in police custody.
The shadow campaign, which was like a huge ACORN-style operation on steroids, “drew energy” from the Black Lives Matter-Antifa riots, which Ball describes as mere “racial-justice protests.” The effort eventually “reached across the aisle, into the world of Trump-skeptical Republicans appalled by his attacks on democracy,” she writes, assuming her readers agree with her baseless assertion that Trump attacked democracy.
A “Protect the Results” coalition was ready to riot on a moment’s notice. “The group’s now defunct website had a map listing 400 planned post election demonstrations, to be activated via text message as soon as Nov. 4. To stop the coup they feared, the left was ready to flood the streets.”
Ball also peddles the same leftist lies that we’ve been hearing for months, and in some cases, years, about the duly elected 45th president who shocked the world by depriving Hillary Clinton of an office to which she felt entitled.
Ball moans predictably that Trump was “autocratically inclined, assault[ing] … democracy,” and “trying to steal the election” with “conspiracy theories.”
Of course, it is an old leftist trick to accuse your enemy of what you yourself are guilty of, and Trump-haters have been doing this ever since Trump famously rode down the escalator at Manhattan’s Trump Tower to launch his campaign in 2015. Throughout her article Ball accuses Trump of nefariously plotting to undermine democracy, based on the assumption that all efforts at promoting electoral integrity are illegitimate acts of voter suppression aimed at screwing the American people over.
And never mind that it was Trump who was the innocent victim of a real-life conspiracy, a rolling coup attempt authorized by Alinskyite community organizer Barack Obama and Communist Chinese-owned Joe Biden, to use the national-security and intelligence apparatus of the United States government to spy on and sabotage him both as candidate and president-elect during the 2016 transition process. Hillary Clinton, Fusion GPS, DNC election-fixing lawyer Marc Elias, then-CIA Director John Brennan, then-FBI Director James Comey, and a raft of corrupt Deep State actors, including a cohort of U.S. Department of Justice officials, were all part of the actual anti-democratic cabal executed by the Democratic Party.
“The handshake between business and labor was just one component of a vast, cross-partisan campaign to protect the election–an extraordinary shadow effort dedicated not to winning the vote but to ensuring it would be free and fair, credible and uncorrupted,” Ball writes.
“For more than a year, a loosely organized coalition of operatives scrambled to shore up America’s institutions as they came under simultaneous attack from a remorseless pandemic and an autocratically inclined President. Though much of this activity took place on the left, it was separate from the Biden campaign and crossed ideological lines, with crucial contributions by nonpartisan and conservative actors.”
The work of these “democracy campaigners,” as Ball calls them, “touched every aspect of the election.”
“They got states to change voting systems and laws and helped secure hundreds of millions in public and private funding. They fended off voter-suppression lawsuits, recruited armies of poll workers and got millions of people to vote by mail for the first time. They successfully pressured social media companies to take a harder line against disinformation and used data-driven strategies to fight viral smears. They executed national public-awareness campaigns that helped Americans understand how the vote count would unfold over days or weeks, preventing Trump’s conspiracy theories and false claims of victory from getting more traction. After Election Day, they monitored every pressure point to ensure that Trump could not overturn the result.”
A more honest way of putting it would be to say that these activists were part of an effort to use the courts to force states to violate the U.S. Constitution and throw away electoral integrity policies by changing state election procedures without the consent of the state legislature. The “voter-suppression lawsuits,” Ball references, were in reality lawsuits aimed at preventing voter fraud and other electoral improprieties.
The so-called democracy campaigners managed to dupe large segments of society into believing that voting by mail was safe and secure, and no doubt helped to manufacture votes out of thin air to benefit Joe Biden, our new placeholder president. They pressured Facebook and Twitter to crack down on free speech, shadow-banning, censoring, and intimidating Trump supporters into not discussing important issues during the election cycle like voter fraud and Biden’s radicalism and mental incompetence.
They tricked Americans into believing it’s normal for government officials to suddenly stop counting votes in the dead of night and to continue counting after Republican poll observers have left or been forced to leave the area. They said everyone expected the basement-dwelling Biden, who hardly conducted a campaign at all, would somehow magically pull ahead in the vote count after Election Day, November 3, even though the “probability of … Biden winning the popular vote in … Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin—independently given President Trump’s early lead in those States as of 3 a.m. on November 4, 2020, is less than one in a quadrillion, or 1 in 1,000,000,000,000,000.”
Among the co-conspirators Ball identifies are the AFL-CIO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Business Roundtable. Strangely, George Soros and Tom Steyer are left out of the article.
Other groups participating in the conspiracy were: National Association of Evangelicals; National African American Clergy Network; National Council on Election Integrity; Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; Voting Rights Lab; and IntoAction.
In addition “More than 150 liberal groups, from the Women’s March to the Sierra Club to Color of Change, from Democrats.com to the Democratic Socialists of America, joined the ‘Protect the Results’ coalition.”
The overall anti-Trump effort in 2020 was led by Mike Podhorzer, a senior adviser to the president of the AFL-CIO, according to Ball.
“In his apartment in the D.C. suburbs, Podhorzer began working from his laptop at his kitchen table, holding back-to-back Zoom meetings for hours a day with his network of contacts across the progressive universe: the labor movement; the institutional left, like Planned Parenthood and Greenpeace; resistance groups like Indivisible and MoveOn; progressive data geeks and strategists, representatives of donors and foundations, state-level grassroots organizers, racial-justice activists and others.”
Remnants of the ACORN voter fraud network worked to steal the election for Biden.
Organizer Nelini Stamp of the ACORN spinoff known as the Working Families Party is quoted in the article, as is Maurice Mitchell, the party’s national director. ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, went bankrupt in 2010. Its vote-manufacturing subsidiary, Project Vote, which Barack Obama used to work for, went belly up in 2017.
As documented in Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts Are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers, at least 54 ACORN employees and individuals associated with ACORN have been convicted of voter fraud, a blanket term coined by lawyers referring to fraudulent voting, identify fraud, perjury, voter registration fraud, forgery, and other crimes related to the electoral process.
In 2011, ACORN was fined the maximum of $5,000 in Las Vegas for its role in a massive election-related conspiracy. Judge Donald Mosley said he would have handed down a 10-year prison sentence if an individual rather than a corporation had been before him: “And I wouldn’t have thought twice about it.” Mosley criticized ACORN for making a “mockery” of America’s electoral process. “This isn’t a banana republic,” he said.
ACORN had pled guilty to felony-level unlawful compensation for registration of voters. With the full knowledge of upper management, ACORN illegally offered cash bonuses to its voter registration canvassers in a scheme called “Blackjack.” Canvassers received extra money if they registered 21 voters a day. Senior ACORN executives Amy Adele Busefink and Christopher Howell Edwards were also convicted for their roles in the scheme. ACORN cared so little about the conspiracy that Project Vote, its voter mobilization division, put Busefink in charge of the group’s national get-out-the-vote drive in 2010 while she was under indictment in Nevada.
But I digress. How self-indulgent of me to plug my old book here.
Or, no, on second thought, I’m not digressing.
ACORN taught generations of American radicals how to cheat at elections and use rent-a-mobs to frighten selected targets.
Without ACORN’s lasting contributions to the election dirty tricks canon, Joe Biden might not be president for the next few months before Kamala Harris muscles him out.
And Molly Ball would have had nothing to write about. ✪