Election News 11 is here
Federal Election Commission Chairman Trey Trainor appeared last week on Newsmax TV, a growing platform, to be sure, what with Fox News viewership cratering, but not one to garner media attention because his statements contradict the media messaging that there is no evidence of election fraud.
As the top federal elections official in the country, however, Trainor's comments, by definition, are news that the public has a right to know.
Asked by Newsmax for his assessment of voter-fraud allegations. The FEC chairman replied:
Based upon what I know, observers have not been allowed into the polling locations in a meaningful way as required by the court order that the Trump camapiagn received ...They have not been allowed that meaningful access. Our whole political system is based upon transparency to avoid the appearance of corruption, and that's what we do at the FEC every day. And now we're seeing this play out in Pennsylvania and other states where there is not transparency in this election.
Newsmax: Do you believe there is voter fraud out there in Pennsylvania and other states that are weighing heavily in on this election?
FEC Chairman Trainor:
I do believe that there is voter fraud taking place in these places. Otherwise they would allow the observers to go in. ... State law allows those observers to be in there, and if they're not, the law is not being followed, making this an illegitimate election.
Stop the presses. Oh, wait, I forgot; there aren't any.
Asked to comment on the anomalous pattern of down-ballot Republicans winning races even as the man at the top of the ballot, PresidentTrump, saw his margins shrinking "most notably around 4 am," Trainor replied:
You look back at 1871, it was Boss Tweedy who said, "I don't care who votes as long as I get to be the one counts the votes," and sometimes that's also attributed to Josef Stalin but I think he was probably quoting Boss Tweedy at the time. In every instance we have here where the states are too close to call, they're controlled by the Democrat Party, particularly in the urban areas where [votes] are being counted. It just seems unimaginable to me that you could have down ballot races where Republicans are winning across the board -- and that happened across the country (the Democrats failed to flip any state legislature, failed to win any [new] seats in the US Congress) and yet the president is losing in all of these states.
When it comes to putting over a coup-d'etat, common sense is as irrelevant as the law.