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NEW YORK — Imagine that you awaken at 4:00 a.m. to the sound of glass breaking across the street, followed by your neighbor’s blood-curdling scream. You call 911, fearing the worst.
“There is no evidence of crime,” the police operator says. “Go back to sleep.”
Fifteen minutes later, glass shatters right next door, and another horrifying shriek fills the late-night air.
“There is no evidence of widespread crime,” the 911 operator now says. “Go back to sleep.”
Are your neighbors accidentally dropping wine glasses on their tile floors and then hollering when they step onto jagged debris? Or is a serial killer in your cul-de-sac, headed your way?
Wouldn’t it be nice if the police drove over, knocked on some doors, and looked around?
This is how the media, others on the Left, and (inexplicably) Attorney General William Barr respond to reports of suspected vote fraud that grow by the day.
“No evidence!” they shout. As things look fishier with each passing day, they now say that there is “no evidence” of “widespread” vote fraud, as if “moderate” vote fraud were A-OK rather than a national outrage.
Fact: There IS evidence of vote fraud, irregularities, statistical anomalies, and other things that simply are not right about last month’s election. Debating the importance of this evidence is appropriate, indeed vital. But pretending that it doesn’t exist and calling complaints of election malfeasance “baseless” and “unsubstantiated” is pure denial of the most societally corrosive kind.
I have three file folders, collectively 2.5 inches thick, filled with printed, highlighted, and annotated news stories and analysis on vote fraud since November 3. This hefty pile of “non-evidence” includes several of the 400-plus sworn affidavits submitted by eyewitnesses to electoral chicanery, all of it disturbing and much of it fraudulent.
A small sample of these recent items confirms the abundant evidence of highly suspicious, if not deeply criminal activity, related to the general election. These matters demand investigation, not dismissal:
–Under penalty of perjury, Jesse Morgan, a subcontracted U.S. Postal Service truck driver, swore in an affidavit that he drove between 130,000 to 280,000 pre-filled ballots in 24 bulk-mail bins from Bethpage, New York, across state lines, to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on October 21. After waiting nearly six hours for someone to process this cargo, Morgan was given none of the usual paperwork. Instead, in an unprecedented step, a self-styled “transportation supervisor” ordered Morgan to drive that shipment to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Morgan dropped off his rig, whereupon, it vanished.
Morgan is no ax-grinding partisan. In his Fox News appearances and press conference with the Thomas More Society’s Amistad Project, a public-interest law firm, Morgan admitted that he did not vote last month.
Aside from a college student here or there voting absentee, why was anyone in New York State shipping hundreds of thousands of filled ballots into Pennsylvania? If there is an innocent explanation to this scenario, let’s hear it — pronto.
–Amistad also presented USPS subcontractor Nathan Pease. According to his sworn and signed affidavit, he overheard two postal co-workers on two occasions say that USPS employees would gather some 100,000 absentee ballots in Wisconsin on November 4 and backdate their postmarks to November 3. This would “harmonize” these ballots with the Election Day deadline and make them “valid” for tabulation.
–Georgia’s secretary of state is probing some 250 irregularities across the Peach State. He should investigate the voting machines dumped by the side of a road near the Blueberry Hill Bar and Grill in Savannah. These devices reportedly are outdated. But who throws voting machines into the grass beside highways? At least one voting instrument was registered in Fulton County, home of Atlanta, 248 miles away.
–Georgia officials also should follow former FBI agent Derek Somerville’s clues: He discovered 57,793 voters who cast ballots in locations beyond the counties where they had instructed the Postal Service to forward their mail. These included 17,514 who asked for their mail to be sent out of state to non-military address. Somerville found that 80 percent of these people were over age 25 and, thus, not likely in college. Who were these folks, and why did 43,507 (75 percent) of them vote by mail, unseen by poll workers?
–Vote Integrity examined 8,954 “vote dumps” as ballots were counted on November 4. Four of these especially earned that inelegant but accurate description. These large vote deposits of were reported in the wee small hours, often as GOP poll watchers complained of being hindered in their duties.
–In Georgia, at 1:34 a.m. EST, 165,270 ballots went 136,155 (82.38 percent) for Biden and 29,115 (17.62 percent) for Trump.
–In Michigan, at 3:50 a.m. EST, 59,215 ballots went 54,497 (92.03 percent) for Biden and 4,718 (7.97 percent) for Trump.
–In Wisconsin, at 3:42 a.m. CST, 168,542 ballots went 143,379 (85.07 percent) for Biden and 25,163 (14.93 percent) for Trump.
–In Michigan, at 6:31 a.m. EST, 147,226 ballots went 141,258 (95.94 percent) for Biden and 5,968 (4.06 percent) for Trump.
“We find that the extents of the respective anomalies here are more than the margin of victory in all three states — Michigan, Wisconsin, and Georgia — which collectively represent forty-two electoral votes,” the authors concluded. “It is our belief that the extraordinarily anomalous nature of the studied vote updates here, combined with the staggering political implications, demands immediate and thorough investigation.”
Does Lindsay Graham’s Senate Judiciary Committee have anything more important than this to do next week?
Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.