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Here on Ricochet, there are two camps or poles in viewing the state of the US and its government. On the one hand, we have those who honestly see representative democracy as alive and powerful with an assured future in the US, supported by a uniquely American and independence-oriented culture. They see election integrity, educating and convincing the electorate, and getting the Constitutional and conservative message out as the key to electing an effective and functional government. That will shift the country back from the unfortunate direction the Biden administration and the Left in general has brought it to. To this point, they say that the electorate as a whole is no dummy, and even if by self-interest alone it will be so frustrated and burdened that it will vote to oust the current representatives and give power to more conservative political elements.
On the other hand, there are at least a few who are to one degree or another concerned that election integrity has already successfully been grossly subverted and the 2020 election results are not only wrongly counted but the current president was wrongly installed. They believe there is no appropriate and adequate protest from the losing party, that legal enforcement of existing law has been lacking or blocked by the courts, and that few changes have been made to truly secure elections in the future. And to this point, they seem to be concerned that the integrity of future elections is in doubt and the legitimacy of the results of the 2022 and 2024 elections is in severe jeopardy.
The election results have been debated. Some people don’t question the election count and the results. Others say that the level of fraud in the election count was not sufficient to alter the election results. Others say that the election irregularities were sufficient to call the results into question. And others say that the process of election counting clearly resulted in an incorrect winner. So my question is not about the legitimacy of the results in the 2020 elections.
My question is this:
Does anyone have any knowledge of any country in history that has presented itself as having a democratically-elected representative form of government that ever had a blatantly stolen election, that stood essentially uncontested within the government itself, and that afterward returned to a process of fair and legitimate elections?Published in