There are so many things that seem . . . wrong about the 2020 election, and now comes the new documentary film “2000 Mules” offering some visually compelling circumstantial evidence, along with a few examples of direct testimony of voting misbehavior in nursing homes and other locales. A lot of readers and listeners have been asking about the film, so Lucretia and both took it in this week, and try to give an overview what conclusions are possible and which suspicions lack a solid foundation.

Before examining the evidence presented in the film we review the “macro” indicators that the 2020 presidential election is a distinct outlier in many ways that would make any reasonable person suspicious that it was a normal election. And right there is the nub of the problem: so many states changed their election laws under the cover of COVID—often illegally, but the judiciary was either in on the fix (at the state level) or refused to review the matter (on the federal level). Thus it makes it difficult or impossible to prove that the ballots seen being deposited in scattered drop boxes were necessarily illegal ballots, or that they were enough to account for Biden’s margin of victory (at least in Pennsylvania). Even if every ballot cast was narrowly speaking legal, our election laws need to be tightened up, as indeed is happening in many states. (I’ll suggest we emulate France, which has no early voting, no vote-by-mail, and absentee voting under very strict and limited conditions. Funny how Francophile liberals never charge France with “vote suppression.)

Steve’s theory is that Democrats skillfully used the liberalized rules and a highly-funded and well-organized astroturf effort to squeeze every possible vote out of urban strongholds where Democrats have been leaving a lot of votes on the sideline (as seen especially in municipal elections in big blue cities where turnout is nowadays below 20 percent, compared to nearly 70 percent back in the 1980s and 1990s). That’s one reason why Biden’s vote was so concentrated in urban areas, and why he had negative coattails—the first president in more than a century whose party lost House seats in the president’s initial election.

Of course, if we didn’t have such a mulish mainstream media that refuses to shine their investigative spotlight on the matter, voters might be less suspicious of the result. Aside from Molly Hemingway, John Fund, and Hans Von Spakovsky, there has been only the sound of crickets in the newsrooms of America.

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  1. Saint Augustine Member
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    Where even to begin?

    Thank you, Steve and Lucretia, for seriously considering the situation.

    I have yet to come to look carefully at the True the Vote material.

    (But see next comment a few hours later!)

    Tentatively, it looks like pretty decent evidence for me–superb evidence for an insecure election, very good evidence for a lot of illegality, and pretty good evidence for some level of fraud.

    It’s not the only one way we know about those things happening in swing states.  But I’m glad to add it to the collection!

    Even the courts have confirmed that some tens of thousands of votes in WI and a couple million in PA were cast or counted in violation of the state’s statutes (WI) or Constitution (PA).  Five-minute intro to one of those things at this Ricochet post.

    And there is a good deal more on the PA thing, and various election sins in WI, in Chapter 14 of my big Ricochet post here (or, for off-Ricochet, here).

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  2. Saint Augustine Member
    Saint Augustine
    @SaintAugustine

    In “Keeping Track of Election Fraud Allegations” (off-Ricochet link here), I have a new chapter analyzing various claims surrounding 2,000 Mules:

    Chapter 16: True the Vote

    Looks like pretty good evidence to me.

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  3. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Y’all should look at

    Saint Augustine’s work.

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  4. mildlyo Member
    mildlyo
    @mildlyo

    Steve’s Sergeant Schultz act was a low point for this podcast.

    I would respect him more for admitting he doesn’t want it to be true and so will make no effort.

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  5. Boney Cole Member
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    At a bare minimum, 2000 Mules is a reason for redoubled efforts to make sure we Republicans change laws when we can and take advantage of all the facets of existing laws to fight the obvious illegality of Democratic vote harvesting.  One factor in the Youngkin victory was the massive turnout of Republicans for voting observers.  I would like to see an interview of  someone from Virginia on this subject.  About 10:00 on the night of Trump’s defeat in Virginia, he was way ahead, and Terry McAuliff  tweeted not to worry, we have 400,000 mail in votes to count.  He was obviously knowledgeable about who those votes were for. But the Democratic vote system was somehow thwarted for Youngkins election.  So there is hope. 

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  6. Matt Bartle Member
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    One thing I haven’t heard mentioned anywhere: if they have this tracking data, then they surely know where each of these people spend most nights. So they know where they live. They can be identified. Is there any effort to follow up and arrest them, or even better, to get them to tell us what they know?

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  7. Saint Augustine Member
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    Matt Bartle (View Comment):

    One thing I haven’t heard mentioned anywhere: if they have this tracking data, then they surely know where each of these people spend most nights. So they know where they live. They can be identified. Is there any effort to follow up and arrest them, or even better, to get them to tell us what they know?

    Probably a job only the government can legally take on, but those guys seem disturbingly uninterested in taking on election cheating.

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  8. Lucretia Contributor
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    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Matt Bartle (View Comment):

    One thing I haven’t heard mentioned anywhere: if they have this tracking data, then they surely know where each of these people spend most nights. So they know where they live. They can be identified. Is there any effort to follow up and arrest them, or even better, to get them to tell us what they know?

    Probably a job only the government can legally take on, but those guys seem disturbingly uninterested in taking on election cheating.

    I understand that the Arizona Yuma County Sheriff has launched an investigation into allegations highlighted by the movie.  But when even Republicans are giving cover to the Democrats’ “nothing to see here, folks” canard, don’t expect the DOJ to rush in–or even think that most of the states will bother investigating. 

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  9. Taras Coolidge
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    Lucretia (View Comment):

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Matt Bartle (View Comment):

    One thing I haven’t heard mentioned anywhere: if they have this tracking data, then they surely know where each of these people spend most nights. So they know where they live. They can be identified. Is there any effort to follow up and arrest them, or even better, to get them to tell us what they know?

    Probably a job only the government can legally take on, but those guys seem disturbingly uninterested in taking on election cheating.

    I understand that the Arizona Yuma County Sheriff has launched an investigation into allegations highlighted by the movie. But when even Republicans are giving cover to the Democrats’ “nothing to see here, folks” canard, don’t expect the DOJ to rush in–or even think that most of the states will bother investigating.

    For a lot of elites, including Republican elites, the “stolen election” might be termed dangerous knowledge — about which it is better that the masses don’t know.

    Similarly, after JFK was murdered by a Communist, elites made sure that there were dozens of movies and thousands of books that blamed right wing conspiracies. Because if it was a Communist, then the people might demand that the Cold War get a bit hotter.

    More recently, a lot of people who went along with Anthony Fauci’s assertion that COVID-19 didn’t involve a lab leak really knew better.  After all, there are thousands of wet markets in China; and we are supposed to believe that it happened at the one right next door to the Wuhan Institute of Virology by coincidence!?!  Even Jon Stewart pointed out that was absurd.  But political and scientific elites believed that the truth would disrupt our diplomatic and scientific ties with Communist China.

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