My Latest Chronicle Column: The Poisoned Red Wave

This article was first published in the Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle on August 26, 2022.

Around the country, Republican Party establishments are publicly taking a victory lap. There’s going to be a “RED WAVE!” they exclaim. They’re going to reclaim the seats of power and set all things right in the world.

Privately, they are begging for unity and hemorrhaging support.

While the Republican establishment pats itself on the back, voter support for the Republican party is the lowest it’s been all year. According to Rasmussen polling, the Generic Congressional Ballot is now within three points, down two from the prior report.

“…Republicans have a three-point lead in their bid to recapture control of Congress. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, if the elections for Congress were held today, 46% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican candidate, while 43% would vote for the Democrat. Just four percent (4%) would vote for some other candidate, but another eight percent (8%) are not sure.”

How Did That Happen?

I say it’s the primaries. Allegations of electronic manipulation and detection of algorithms have occurred in every primary that has been completed to date. In El Paso County, as I’ve reported on, the recount saw multiple statute violations, broken chain of custody, significant tabulator issues, election workers changing chain of custody documentation to match the recount (on video), and election workers being dismissed by the county for what, allegedly, amounts to obstruction.

Secretary of State Jena Griswold says everything I just said is disinformation. It’s on video, and you can see it with your own eyes, but you’re forgetting about the golden magical fairy dust of modern elections. It walks like fraud and talks like fraud but totally isn’t fraud.

How, you ask? Don’t be an election denier.

The algorithms that show obvious margin control — statistically impossible margin control for randomized behavior like elections. The broken chain of custody captured on video. The cover up of the broken chain of custody (without investigation as required) also captured on video.

All of that is a normal part of our elections. It just looks like fraud. But — pinky promise — it totally isn’t.

But Kari Lake Won — Obviously There Is No Election Fraud!

Kari Lake is involved in litigation against her opponent in the contest, the current Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, for a temporary injunction barring the use of electronic voting systems in the November election.

During the hearing on a motion to dismiss, the judge specifically asked the plaintiffs why their case did not explicitly include the primary election. Their response was that it did include the primaries, but that they recognized the practical reality of their proximity to the primary.

Lake won every Arizona county. Her victory was uncertain on election night, and Maricopa County stopped counting again.

Stopping counting on election night is a new phenomenon that first happened (practically in unison across multiple states) in the 2020 election. That was the first time we ever saw “edison zero” occur, where all state results were reset to zero and brought back online with the leads inverted.

Stopping counting is normal, see; it happens all the time (now). It’s not fraud, it’s just that golden magical fairy dust. DEBUNKED!

My hypothesis is that Lake’s win will be used to throw out the injunction against the machines. Bonus points for continuing to normalize machine issues as “just part of the system.”

About That Red Wave

Back to the polling, here in Colorado, GOP Chair Kristi Burton Brown is really excited about her slate of candidates, while unsuccessfully, transparently begging for unity.

The red wave is poisoned with establishment candidates who want to maintain the status quo of state power. Believing the primary results requires that you believe Republican voters want to maintain this status quo.

That’s a no for me and, according to this poll, voters agree. What changed?

The Generic Congressional Ballot isn’t that generic anymore.

As voters see the candidates, support for Republicans is shrinking.

There may be a “Red Wave” in November. The Republicans may retake the Congress, hold investigations, and make strongly worded statements.

Our level of representation, however, will not change.