America’s election on 3 Nov 2020 was unlike any other in USA history because Covid was used as a pretext by Democrats to allow an unprecedented number of early votes and/or mail-in votes (absentee ballot).
The chart below by Pew Research is significant.
Pew found that 37% of Trump supporters say they voted in person on polling day itself (Nov 3). Only 17% of Biden supporters did so.
Conversely, 58% of Biden supporters did not present or show themselves personally at the polling centres.
This is because the (key battleground) states permitted large scale voting by mail.
The process of mail-in voting was carried out under lax conditions in some of these states, e.g. in matters of signature verification, valid home address and legitimate postmark, etc.
Other concerns included gaps in chain of custody, ballot harvesting, etc.
Unsolicited ballots were introduced where a handful of states automatically sent an absentee ballot to each registered voter. HORROR!!
Postal voting is a lot less secure than in-person voting where one’s ID is verified on the spot.
USA election 2020 shocking stats
• Early Votes: 101,453,111
• In-Person Votes: 35,811,062
• Mail Ballots Returned: 65,642,049
In Malaysia we understand our Pilihan Raya Umum to mean the whole country all turning out to vote on ONE designated day, with the exception of a small group of special people, e.g. soldiers in the jungle, police on duty, diplomats in foreign missions.
In the USA 2020 election, only 36 million voted in person on the voting day itself compared to 101 million who voted anytime earlier prior to Nov 3. (Caveat: Early voting also includes in-person option.)
The majority of early voters (greater possibility of fraud) were Biden supporters.
In contrast, Trump supporters were the majority of the in-person voters (lesser risk of cheating) who presented themselves phyically at the voting centres on polling day.
Some American states even allowed the public to put aside the usual requirement for in-person voting without any need to provide an excuse at all — be it for Covid or other health reasons.
And some areas were even prepared to count votes that arrived ten days after Nov 3, see https://www.vote.org/absentee-ballot-deadlines/
Polling day is understood by Malaysians as Hari Mengundi. In the American fiasco that occurred last year, it became for them a stretched out Minggu Mengundi or Bulan Mengundi.
Conclusion: Largely because of the convenient Covid pretext, rules and procedures to safeguard the election process were thrown out the window.
Of course Republicans remain skeptical
Twitter has purged 70,000 accounts which have questioned the integrity of the USA 2020 election — see news report in video above.
In my earlier blog post, I’d cited a Rasmussen survey this month that asked: “Did Joe Biden win the 2020 presidential election fairly?”
Some seventy percent (69%) of Republicans polled by Rasmussen answered ‘No’.
A January 10-12 YouGov poll asked: “How much confidence do you have that the 2020 presidential election was held fairly?”
Sixty percent (60%) of Trump voters replied: “None at all”.
NOTE: Back in mid-November 2020, a total of 84% Republicans polled by YouGov had said “Biden did NOT legitimately win the election”
A recent January 11 Quinnipiac poll found that 73 percent of Republicans still believe there was widespread voter fraud.
A January 8-11 survey by Vox/DFP saw 72 percent of likely Republican voters saying they “continue to question the presidential election results”.
Biden Democrats have broken public trust in their country’s election system.
From now on, the USA should cease to lecture Third World countries over how to conduct free and fair elections. Their own one has been disgracefully shambolic!