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Douglas Andrews / December 22, 2020

Navarro Takes Election Fraud Seriously

The Navarro Report takes a detailed look at six types of voting irregularities that tainted the November 3 election.

Last Thursday, Assistant to the President and Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro published a 36-page report on the 2020 presidential election titled, “The Immaculate Deception: Six Key Dimensions of Election Irregularities.”

To no one’s surprise, the mainstream media ignored it.

We could’ve done without the clever title, and we’d rather have seen it posted to the official White House website (or even President Donald Trump’s campaign website) than to Steve Bannon’s “War Room,” but here it is. The document is essentially a single source for all the election irregularities we’ve been hearing about since Wednesday, November 4.

The report is heavily footnoted, but it’s also easy to read, mainly because it’s free of academic gibberish and legal jargon. As its subtitle indicates, it focuses on six types of voting irregularities: outright voter fraud, ballot mishandling, contestable process fouls, equal protection clause violations, voting-machine irregularities, and significant statistical anomalies. The report also limits its study to six crucial battleground states: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

According to the Executive Summary: “From the findings of this report, it is possible to infer what may well have been a coordinated strategy to effectively stack the election deck against the Trump-Pence ticket. Indeed, the observed patterns of election irregularities are so consistent across the six battleground states that they suggest a coordinated strategy to, if not steal the election outright, strategically game the election process in such a way as to ‘stuff the ballot box’ and unfairly tilt the playing field in favor of the Biden-Harris ticket.”

The report’s top-line findings rightly slam the mainstream media for continuing to claim that there’s “no evidence” of fraud. There’s plenty of evidence of fraud, and it’s a bald-faced lie to suggest otherwise. The question is whether the fraud was decisive, and, as the report notes, “The ballots in question because of the identified election irregularities are more than sufficient to swing the outcome in favor of President Trump should even a relatively small portion of these ballots be ruled illegal.”

In a departure from the overarching voting-machine fraud that former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell and her team have been claiming, this report suggests “theft by a thousand cuts across six dimensions and six battleground states rather than any one single ‘silver bullet’ election irregularity.”

The report also warns, as we repeatedly have, “If these election irregularities are not fully investigated prior to Inauguration Day and thereby effectively allowed to stand, this nation runs the very real risk of never being able to have a fair presidential election again — with the down-ballot Senate races scheduled for January 5 in Georgia an initial test case of this looming risk.”

If nothing else, the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump — and especially those who think this election was stolen by the Democrats and their corrupt big-city machines — now have a document that pulls these many allegations together into a single thoroughly sourced report. And anyone who continues to claim that there’s “no evidence” of fraud will (or should) have to contend with it.

As to why the Trump team has so far failed repeatedly in the courts, National Review’s John Fund has some ideas. First, he points to the ticking clock between Election Day and Electoral College certification. “That’s a very short time window in which to collect clear evidence of fraud or irregularities great enough to change the outcome, to file lawsuits, and then to have them decided,” he says.

Next, Fund notes the daunting requirement for Trump’s legal team to succeed in overturning the elections in at least three states, as opposed to, for example, the 2000 Bush-Gore election, which focused exclusively on Florida.

Finally, he points a damning finger at the media: “Reporters who spent countless resources on the dry hole that Trump colluded with the Russians in the 2016 election showed a complete lack of curiosity over both voter fraud and the now-revived Hunter Biden scandal.”

How do we fix our broken system going forward? Fund presents some ideas well worth pursuing: requiring a government photo ID to vote, such as in Kansas and Alabama currently; using Department of Homeland Security records to check voter citizenship; doing away with the mass mail-out of absentee ballots; and making the computer software used in voting machines available to election officials and courts upon request.

And remember: If we don’t fix it this time, there won’t be a next time.

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