My friend, Dr. Bill Hamilton, pens a column for newspapers in our shared home state (Oklahoma) and elsewhere called "Central View." Dr. Hamilton is a military historian, former Army infantry officer, Vietnam veteran, pilot, noted author, and was recently inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame. He has a good amount of political campaign and related government experience working for former Gov. Charles Thone (R-NE). He has a very good strategic mind.
His most recent post (today) was so well crafted I am sharing it here. You can find out more about him and his past columns - many of which have aged very well - here. I will have some additional thoughts about just how unusual it was for Trump to, apparently, lose reelection, while his party gained all sorts of victories in the US House, state row offices, and state legislatures, noted here below. I've never seen that before, and I don't think it's happened since the 19th century. It's worth asking why.
Some may cringe at references below to the Third Reich. I find them appropriate in this context.
"If, on November 3rd, legally registered voters turned America into a Socialist-Democrat nation, this writer would just have to live with it. But that did not happen. Instead, the Blue Wave promoted by the MSM made not a ripple.
"By midnight of Election Day, President Trump won reelection by a landslide. Moreover, Republicans remained in control of state legislatures by a 31 to 18 margin. Instead of gaining the MSM-predicted 10-15 seats, the Democrats lost at least ten seats in the U.S. House. America, at its core, remains a center-right nation.
"But, as of this writing, the 2020 presidential election is far from settled. President Trump was winning Wisconsin until 3:42 a.m. the next day when 143,379 Biden votes mysteriously appeared. President Trump won Michigan until the next day at 6:31 a.m. when 134,886 votes mysteriously appeared, 96% for Biden.
"A clue as to how these mathematical impossibilities occurred may have been explained by an intercepted message from Eric Coomer, the balloting software company's chief programmer, who allegedly told Antifa staffers, "Don't worry. Trumps not gonna win. I made f***ing sure of that." Expect Mr. Coomer to have a chance to explain himself -- under oath.
"At present, we do not know which of the 17 currently extant election-fraud cases the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will find "ripe" for adjudication. For sure, one precedent will be: Gore v. Bush, 531 U.S. 98 (2000).
"Meanwhile, we can make some observations about the methods used by the Left to steal elections which, in the main, are not new. In the 1930s, Dr. Joseph Goebbels saw the advent of radio as an excellent way to propagandize National Socialism to the German-speaking masses.
"But many Germans and Austrians could not afford a radio. No problem. Goebbels ordered the creation of the Volksempfänger (people's receiver). The price: only 76 Reichmarks. Listeners had the choice of two radio stations, both controlled by Dr. Goebbels.
"Do today's social media platforms that censor conservative speech sound familiar? How about "search engines" that lead readers to the liberal interpretation of events and away from the conservative interpretation?
"Journalists who questioned National Socialism were beaten silent by Hitler's Brown Shirts. Does Antifa come to mind? Journalists who touted National Socialism went to the top social events and were given "leaks" promoting the Reich State. Does this sound like the social/media scene in today's Washington?
"Dr. Goebbels seized control of Germany's "Hollywood." His films extolled the virtues of National Socialism and a war-like spirit. Only paintings and sculptures that glorified National Socialism were permitted. Offending statues were toppled. Offending books were burned. Offending University professors were dismissed. Only National Socialist speakers were admitted to university campuses. Does any of this sound familiar?
"Opposition candidates were intimidated into withdrawing from political life. With only the National Socialist candidates on the ballot, elections were simple. The courts were packed with National Socialist judges.
"Today, the Electoral College calendar moves relentlessly forward. Can either presidential candidate have 270 or more votes certified by the December 14th deadline? Will one or more States fail to certify a slate? Will the SCOTUS have to play a decisive role? Will the outcome be decided by Congress? Stay tuned."
©2020. William Hamilton.