The 2020 Election: Corruption, Intimidation, and Malfeasance
This essay is the text of a speech given on April 20, 2022 at an event titled: "Will Your Vote Count in November? Will the Next Election Be Stolen?" hosted by the Gray Republican Committee in Gray, Maine.
Apr 21, 2022
As many of you know, the left-leaning mainstream media are engaged in Orwellian groupthink, receiving their orders from higher-ups who have a malicious agenda for America. This is easily verifiable: just listen to large numbers of reporters using the exact same phrases and words to describe the so-called reality that they are pushing.
Don Lemon of CNN engaged in this, reporting that the Department of Homeland Security stated that the 2020 election was “the most secure in American history.”
Embedded in the lockstep propaganda that is hurled at the American people, there is a continuous and strategic formula that is used by the hard-Left: accuse others of what they are doing. Otherwise known as lying, the methodology of false accusation is Machiavellian and devastatingly effective. On January 21, 2017, one day after President Trump was inaugurated, over three million pink-hatted women around the world marched against the “illegitimate” president. The Left’s rejections of the 2016 election results were constant, and anyone opposing them was a racist, white supremacist traitor.
And then 2020 happened, with Trump clearly in the lead on election night. How many of you watched in shock that night and through the days that followed, as the numbers kept skewing in favor of Biden the Basement Dweller, with more and more reports about ballots arriving under highly suspicious circumstances?
Not everyone was surprised. Michael Anton, writing for the Claremont Institute on September 9, 2020, in an article titled “The Coming Coup,” stated:
And that’s what the Left did.
Objections from the conservative side were loud and numerous. Evidence was collected of potentially fraudulent activity, with leaders like Mark Levin, Patrick Byrne, Mike Lindell, Peter Navarro, seventeen State Attorneys General, and many others joining the call for a review of the election. What was the response?
You may remember that from November 4, 2020, until today, the mainstream media expressed unwavering contempt toward “the extent to which Trump’s baseless claims of voter fraud and a ‘rigged’ election have become ingrained among Republican leaders,” to quote Forbes magazine.2
The last fifteen months have seen judges reject election court cases and government officials at all levels ignore serious allegations of election fraud. “Nothing to see here, move on, folks,” has been the response from those who could have publicly and openly investigated the matter but instead ignored it. Was their lack of response affected by corruption, intimidation, and malfeasance? I believe it was.
Most puzzling of all is the silence from too many leaders and citizens on the Republican side. Can you imagine the barrage of outrage that would have erupted from the Left if the situation had been reversed? Think about that. Think about how the Left would have exploded in riots, burning, violence, and demands for action.
Perhaps the conservative response has been lacking because conservatives can’t quite believe that leaders of the hard-Left can be so utterly corrupt and malicious as to want to burn the American system to the ground. In my opinion, they should know better.
The hard-Left has been playing three-dimensional chess while too many conservative Americans haven’t even entered the game. The Left has engaged in long-term and preplanned malevolence, disinformation, and violence. Conservatives have been, unlike the Left, “mostly peaceful.”
Remember the violent riots and the burning limo in DC on the day of President Trump’s inauguration?3 Contrast that with the razor wire fencing around the US Capitol and the 25,000 National Guard troops brought in to protect Biden from evil conservatives who never showed up.4
The Left uses violence for intimidation—and it works. Black Lives Matter and Antifa instigated violent riots in 140 cities in twenty states after George Floyd died. Those riots cost between one and two billion dollars5 and claimed at least eighteen innocent lives.6 Yet, how many BLM or Antifa rioters have been brought to justice? How many are in jail? How many times has the media described those riots as “insurrection”?
The evil success of the Election Fraud of 2020 was sealed on January 6, 2021, when a crowd gathered at the US Capitol, and groups of them went inside. The Federalist and other outlets published news reports and video footage that revealed that some of the Capitol police opened doors and invited people to come in.7 Serious allegations have been made by conservative leaders like Senator Ted Cruz that some of the January 6th protesters who acted violently and egged on the others were recruited by the FBI or were members of fringe groups like Antifa.8 The Gateway Pundit called it the Deep State’s “Reichstag Fire Response”9 that mirrored the actions of Hitler’s Nazis when they burned the German parliament building so that they could blame the communists and enact tyrannical laws.
When I read the news on January 6, 2021, that protesters had entered the Capitol, I thought that it was the Left’s evil coup de grâce—a death blow to the conservative attempt to send back the electoral certifications for review. And that is what happened. After the protesters had been cleared out, the planned debates in the Senate did not proceed, and Biden was declared the winner.
When this type of event happens, we need to examine who it benefits and “follow the money,” so to speak. It did not benefit Trump and, in fact, was the worst thing that could have happened. One can rest assured that President Donald Trump did not plan or support the January 6th event.
Who did it benefit? Biden and the Left, from start to finish. The Left and their media lackeys sprang into action with information that was too coordinated to be spontaneous. They glossed over the death of Ashli Babbitt, but can you imagine the howls for blood if she was black and it was a BLM incursion?
To this day, over seventy people languish in jail for alleged misdemeanors, accused of “insurrection” on January 6th, and held without bail for over a year in what The Gateway Pundit correctly describes as an “American Gulag.”10
The Left did not label January 6th an insurrection by happenstance. Doing so has allowed them to not only jail political prisoners but also to call for the disqualification of conservatives running for office, including President Trump. Only six days after the January 6th event, The Nation published an article that stated:
All of these preplanned actions by the Left surrounding the 2020 election and combined with their other efforts throughout the years, including the pandemic lockdowns, have hastened the arrival of a totalitarian America, where elections mean nothing, and civil rights are non-existent.
What they have not counted on is that freedom-loving American people, both Republicans and Democrats, will not accept the destruction of the United States. They may think that we have given up, but we have not. There is light on the horizon.
In May of 2022, Dinesh D’Souza is releasing a film called 2000 Mules,12 which documents the actions of 2,000 individuals in five states stuffing fraudulent ballots into ballot boxes. The film is based on the research of the nonprofit True the Vote,13 founded by Catherine Engelbrecht. She and her associate Gregg Phillips were recently interviewed on The Charlie Kirk Show about their findings.14
They call the ballot stuffers “mules,” like drug mules, and show video evidence of mules traveling to dozens or hundreds of ballot boxes, inserting fraudulent ballots. In Philadelphia alone, there were over a thousand mules. True the Vote analyzed petabytes of data (a petabyte is 1,000 terabytes) and discovered that approximately 4.8 million ballot votes were deposited by mules in the states of Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
True the Vote has four action steps for voters to take (paraphrased):15
I would add one more: eliminate ballot-counting machines completely. I’ve been a database programmer for over thirty-five years, and I can assure you that a machine that counts inserted ballots can be programmed by a human to secretly change the totals.
Ballot machines cannot be trusted, and it has nothing to do with whether they’re connected to the Internet (which, of course, makes them even less secure).
The only secure way to count ballots is by hand, with opposing teams checking the work every step of the way.
Every voter in every state, city, and town, needs to ask these two questions:
My prayer is that freedom-loving Americans of all political persuasions will use their common sense and sense of right and wrong to save America before it is truly too late. May God guide our efforts!
1. Michael Anton, “The Coming Coup?” September 4, 2020, The American Mind
2. Alison Durkee, “17 States Agree The Supreme Court Should Overturn Biden’s Win,” Forbes, December 9, 2020
3. Michael Edison Hayden, “At Least 217 Arrested, Limo Torched Amid Trump Inauguration Day Protests in Washington,” January 20, 2017
4. Matthew S. Schwartz, “Up To 25,000 Troops Descend On Washington For Biden’s Inauguration,” NPR, January 16, 2021
5. Paul Ausick, “2020 Riots On Track to Be Most Expensive Ever,” MSN, 24/7 Wall St, September 16, 2020
6. Brian Flood, “NY Times ignores 18 deaths, nearly $2 billion in damage when bashing GOP bills targeting rioters,” Fox News, April 23, 2021
7. Tristan Justice, “Watch The Capitol Police Open The Doors And Invite Protesters In,” The Federalist, January 08, 2021
8. Mark Moore, “Cruz quizzes FBI brass on Capitol riot conspiracy theory at Senate hearing,” January 11, 2022
9. Joe Hoft, “OUTRAGEOUS: DOJ Advertises for 80 More Attorneys to Assist with Jan 6 Political Showtrials – Deep State’s ‘Reichstag Fire’ Response,” The Gateway Pundit, April 15, 2022
11. John Nichols, “Here’s How a 14th Amendment Strategy Could Bar Trump From Ever Holding Office Again,” January 12, 2021
14. The Charlie Kirk Show, “How They Did It — True the Vote’s Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips on The Charlie Kirk Show,” April 8, 2022
15. Ibid. Minute 55:40
Peter Falkenberg Brown is passionate about writing, publishing, public speaking and film. He hopes that someday he can live up to his favorite motto: “Expressing God’s kind and compassionate love in all directions, every second of every day, creates an infinitely expanding sphere of heart.”