The New York Times–last seen paying Walter Duranty to write love-notes to Stalin–assures us that there just ain’t any way no-how that mail-in voting would ever lead to a fraudulent election.
That means it almost certainly will, because the New York Times never tells the truth.
But what if it were the truth? What if all our fears of voter fraud really were “baseless,” as the noozies say? I realize that’s almost impossible to imagine, but try. What if it were true?
Well, guess what–it wouldn’t flaming matter! It wouldn’t matter an iota, because the appearance of fraud, the deep suspicion of fraud, would be almost as bad as the fraud itself! It would mean half the country completely losing faith in the integrity of our elections.
Government, if it is to have any real authority, must not only be clean; it must be seen to be clean. Crikey, Shakespeare knew that, and that was 500 years ago! Freakin’ Plutarch knew it–2,000 years ago.
Is this such an abstruse, difficult principle to grasp, that we simply cannot grasp it anymore?
The obvious and most sensible thing to do would be just to forget all about mail-in voting, because it’s new, it’ll confuse people–and there is no way it can shake off the mantle of fraud. It will never be seen to be honest. Never. No matter what Our Free & Independent News Media say.
Not that we believe anything they say.