Virginia Governor-Elect Youngkin, Please Order an Immediate Audit of the Vote

 

Governor-Elect Youngkin should order an audit of the vote.  He should announce this intention YESTERDAY.

I saw or heard this suggestion somewhere, with a comment about how fun it would be to watch Democrat heads explode.  Yes, they would be frustrated.  But this is deeper than that, too.

Democrats are naturally opposed to all election audits, unless they have cars full of ballots ready to be dumped into the audit.  One reason the Democrats are more allergic to audits now than ever before is they just stole the Presidential election in broad daylight.  Democrats would be forced to OPPOSE an audit for an election that they just lost, or else present a divided response to audits.  Their current position is NEVER, because it supports their defense of clearly fraudulent and un-auditable elections in key states, etc.

Imagine the spectacle of Republican Governor Youngkin auditing the election which gained him the office, and Terry McAuliffe and Ralph Northam refusing to get on board. And if Youngkin announces it now-ish, while Northam is still governor, the spectacle gets that much better.

But spectacle is just the enjoyable part.  The effective part is advancing the idea that elections MUST be auditable or they are invalid.  It is unacceptable that many jurisdictions are able to simply destroy their chain of evidence and thereby are never held accountable.  The failure to provide evidence, or the destruction of evidence should be all the cueing a court needs to invalidate an election.  Running things poorly should get people fired or even jailed — not make them irreplaceable.

Republicans are absolutely ready to stand by audits of any election anywhere.

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  1. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
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    BDB: Democrats would be forced to OPPOSE an audit for an election that they just won lost

    ??

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  2. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
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    And yes, I’m in favor. A winner saying “We really need to make sure” sends a good message. Unlike the Biden win where they insist they won, but Democrats and their pet judges won’t allow anyone to look too closely at it.

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  3. kedavis Member
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    But are we sure that the Dims couldn’t cheat the audit?

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  4. BDB Coolidge
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    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    BDB: Democrats would be forced to OPPOSE an audit for an election that they just won lost

    ??

    Thanks.  Good catch.

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  5. Ole Summers Member
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    Agreed, excellent idea. One of the major thrusts from this time on has to be secure elections and this would be exactly the way to stake that ground out. Our elections HAVE to be cleaned up and this is the best moment for leadership toward that with the surge in results behind us, not the wailing that can be labeled as sore losing – their speciality

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  6. Kevin Schulte Member
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    BDB: Republicans are absolutely ready to stand by audits of any election anywhere.

    Yes, but Republican politicians generally are not . Otherwise we would not be in the cheatarama we inhabit.  My pet theory on this. Republicans cheat too. In the Primaries.  

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  7. BDB Coolidge
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    Kevin Schulte (View Comment):

    BDB: Republicans are absolutely ready to stand by audits of any election anywhere.

    Yes, but Republican politicians generally are not . Otherwise we would not be in the cheatarama we inhabit. My pet theory on this. Republicans cheat too. In the Primaries.

    Let’s bomb that bridge when we come to it.  

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  8. kedavis Member
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    He’s not really governor yet, so he can’t “order” anything, can he?

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  9. BDB Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    He’s not really governor yet, so he can’t “order” anything, can he?

    Please read the post.  Thank you.  

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  10. Barfly Member
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    BDB (View Comment):

    Kevin Schulte (View Comment):

    BDB: Republicans are absolutely ready to stand by audits of any election anywhere.

    Yes, but Republican politicians generally are not . Otherwise we would not be in the cheatarama we inhabit. My pet theory on this. Republicans cheat too. In the Primaries.

    Let’s bomb that bridge when we come to it.

    And let the giblets fall where they may. The cheaters will turn out to be the ones we need to purge anyway – the silent Kristols. This is as good a way as any to clean them out.

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  11. Ole Summers Member
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    BDB (View Comment):

    Kevin Schulte (View Comment):

    BDB: Republicans are absolutely ready to stand by audits of any election anywhere.

    Yes, but Republican politicians generally are not . Otherwise we would not be in the cheatarama we inhabit. My pet theory on this. Republicans cheat too. In the Primaries.

    Let’s bomb that bridge when we come to it.

    It is pass time for that message to be sent to the party establishment on a variety of matters, they are no longer to be followed but directed , if not just moved out of the way completely

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  12. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    I think they should audit and flip it so the truth of it will come out.

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  13. kedavis Member
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    BDB (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    He’s not really governor yet, so he can’t “order” anything, can he?

    Please read the post. Thank you.

    I did.  More than once.  The title says “Govern(sic)-Elect” and nothing in the “body” says anything about him taking office first.

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  14. BDB Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    BDB (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    He’s not really governor yet, so he can’t “order” anything, can he?

    Please read the post. Thank you.

    I did. More than once. The title says “Govern(sic)-Elect” and nothing in the “body” says anything about him taking office first.

    Your [sic] quote is wrong, and you haven’t comprehended the post.  I kept the title short — the meat is in the post.

    “And if Youngkin announces it now-ish, while Northam is still governor, the spectacle gets that much better.”

    etc

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  15. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    SOunds good to me

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  16. Django Member
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    BDB (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    BDB (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    He’s not really governor yet, so he can’t “order” anything, can he?

    Please read the post. Thank you.

    I did. More than once. The title says “Govern(sic)-Elect” and nothing in the “body” says anything about him taking office first.

    Your [sic] quote is wrong, and you haven’t comprehended the post. I kept the title short — the meat is in the post.

    “And if Youngkin announces it now-ish, while Northam is still governor, the spectacle gets that much better.”

    etc

    Youngkin announces now-ish, and throws in the dig that he wants the powers of his office to be legitimately earned, and says he wants to establish a precedent for others to follow? It will be interesting to see how the GOPe responds if he does this. 

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  17. MiMac Thatcher
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    Waste of time- go forward with steps to ensure vote integrity-just like he said was needed in the primary. Rehashing the election is a foolish move- go forward with your agenda- fight CRT and ensure the educational system serves the children and not the Teachers union and Ibram Kendi.

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  18. BDB Coolidge
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    MiMac (View Comment):

    Waste of time- go forward with steps to ensure vote integrity-just like he said was needed in the primary. Rehashing the election is a foolish move- go forward with your agenda- fight CRT and ensure the educational system serves the children and not the Teachers union and Ibram Kendi.

    We are arguably post-Republic now due to widespread vote fraud.  If anything, an audit is worth far more than any individual initiative.  The precedent for audits is invaluable, and Youngkin calling for one now, perhaps accompanied by a preserve order, would do more for the next decade of election integrity than any single-state concern.  Speaking as somebody whose rights under many amendments have been significantly infringed, transgressed, and thrown out — I want it all.

    Youngkin should obtain a preserve order, and challenge McAuliffe to join him in calling for an audit.

    Get these mofos on the record.

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  19. kedavis Member
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    I would be more comfortable ordering audits AFTER more election security has been put into place, and AFTER the next election under those rules.  If that’s not done first, they might be able to cheat the audit.  If only by deleting logs etc and then crying “chain of custody!  do-over!  do-over!”

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  20. iWe Coolidge
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    I think this is brilliant. Sheer genius.

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  21. BDB Coolidge
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    iWe (View Comment):

    I think this is brilliant. Sheer genius.

    I didn’t think it up, but it sure got me thinking.

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  22. Barfly Member
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    Does Glenn Youngkin read Ricochet? This post is Main Feed.

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  23. Barfly Member
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    I think they should audit and flip it so the truth of it will come out.

    You are so perverse. We must drink sometime.

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  24. James Salerno Coolidge
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    I love it because that would show he has balls. And the meltdowns would make it all worth it and draw attention a serious problem. Do it!

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  25. BDB Coolidge
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    Barfly (View Comment):

    Does Glenn Youngkin read Ricochet? This post is Main Feed.

    Well, here’s hoping that somebody who has his ear reads the thing.  And you never know.  He might be @flicker or @garymcvey for all we know.

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  26. Flicker Inactive
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    BDB (View Comment):

    Barfly (View Comment):

    Does Glenn Youngkin read Ricochet? This post is Main Feed.

    Well, here’s hoping that somebody who has his ear reads the thing. And you never know. He might be @ flicker or @ garymcvey for all we know.

    Oh, yes.  They all call me and ask for advice.  :)

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  27. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    MiMac (View Comment):

    Waste of time- go forward with steps to ensure vote integrity-just like he said was needed in the primary. Rehashing the election is a foolish move- go forward with your agenda- fight CRT and ensure the educational system serves the children and not the Teachers union and Ibram Kendi.

    Well that is not going to happen.  CRT is here to stay.

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  28. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    Barfly (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    I think they should audit and flip it so the truth of it will come out.

    You are so perverse. We must drink sometime.

    Works for me

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