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Is Big Tech Censoring the Facts About Voter Fraud Convictions?

Voter Fraud

Last month I wrote a blog for IWF.org discussing two federal criminal prosecutions for voter fraud related to the 2020 election. But within minutes of sharing the piece on social media, I received a notification from LinkedIn stating that my post violated their policies. Are Americans receiving the full facts, or are social media censors making knee-jerk cancellations whenever they see the word “fraud”?

I appealed the decision, noting that the convictions for fraud that I wrote about in my piece were documented by the U.S. Department of Justice. The press releases are on the federal government’s website here and here. Nevertheless, my appeal was rejected out of hand. Notably, I took another attempt at the LinkedIn feature and reposted the same blog, but using the terminology “voter suppression” of voters who cast ballots by mail. This time, there was no complaint or rejection. Same article, same information — voter fraud by federal postal workers, but using language often employed by the left. 

Neither my blog nor the excerpt I shared on Linkedin (“In federal mail ballot voter fraud prosecutions from the 2020 election, the perpetrators were U.S. Postal Service employees”) ever challenged the results of the 2020 presidential election. It pointed out results of federal convictions related to that election — and one was even completed during the Biden administration.

The directive to pursue those claims came from former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr. Contrary to the leftist claim that this directive interfered with the 2020 election, the action limited the federal government’s interference — by fraud and abuse of its own employees — in elections. The Biden administration, by contrast, has issued an executive order to federal employees far more involved in the 2022 election, but without the directives to manage and oversee their behavior from interference and prosecute what they define as “election misinformation.”

Our system is broken if information backed up by research is not allowed to be shared. The people need to have knowledge of all the facts in order to inform effective policy decisions and elect government officials who make those decisions with their consent. If the information is only one-sided, the decisions are poorly informed.

For years, the left has denied that election fraud occurs and tries to minimize its occurrence and impact. Two decades ago, they circulated the talking point that election fraud is a “solution without a problem” until the Republican National Lawyers Association and the Heritage Foundation posted a database of state and local criminal convictions.

Two convictions hardly challenge the results of the presidential election where there is a margin of difference in the hundreds of thousands, but a few votes can change the results of local elections. The inconvenient truth is that these convictions rebut the left’s “solution without a problem” talking point, but the phrase is still being regurgitated about voter fraud by leftist advocates in Texas and Georgia

Furthermore, unprosecuted voter fraud is a concession few, if any prosecutors, want to admit. Which prosecutor will apologize for his or her failure to prosecute crimes?

Fortunately, there are nonpartisan prosecutors willing to pursue these cases, and the state legislatures are trying to develop new solutions to address loopholes for those who wish to gain power without the consent of the people. In 2021, Texas and Florida formed their own versions of the Department of Justice’s Election Crimes Branch to pursue voter fraud claims at the state and local levels.

There is a dire need to examine the facts and encourage more civil and productive conversation regarding elections. Read on after a headline. My argument actually is that voter fraud is a form of voter suppression. The goal is not to stop thinking and speaking about elections, but to encourage more thorough and nuanced discussion. Don’t tune out information that might not fit your preconceived notions. Let’s stop regurgitating partisan talking points to our own echo chambers and canceling out those who want to learn more. Otherwise, you’re part of the problem, instead of the solution.

Maya Noronha is a visiting fellow with Independent Women’s Law Center and a civil rights attorney. She has expertise on voting rights, election administration, political law, and redistricting.


Reprinted with Permission from - Daily Caller by - Maya Noronha

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Charles Nolan
2 months ago

LinkedIn is just one of the big tech cartel that see themselves as part of the ruling class over the worthless masses that must be herded like farm animals. Will salvation be nuclear strikes on our evil and infested major cities, when the appeasement of China, showing weakness, will trigger a Pearl Harbor like nuclear strike on the US in Asia, followed by a full on nuclear war.

Leigh Davis
2 months ago

With Twitter now under new ownership we’ll see if free speech is allowed again on that liberal bastion of political bias. Denials of a ‘Deep State’ faction permanently controlling/owning federal government and liberal mainstream media are ridiculous when it’s obvious only one political viewpoint is being suppressed, ridiculed, and Truth is twisted beyond recognition. Even FBI and Department of Justice are in on the odious scheme.

Roy
2 months ago

LInkedin will go away like the so called major news mediums, just like Kari Lake stated about the condition of CNN a few days ago about CNN Plus. Laugh! Try Truthsocial. Just an idea if your not there yet. Or, OAN, Briebart or Rumble or plenty of great places with real journalism. Thanks for all that you folks are doing. Brand new here.

Mike
2 months ago
Reply to  Roy

You are a special kind of you know what. Lake, DeSantis, and Trump all belong in jail.

Laura
2 months ago

Why would Democrats want the American people to be informed? They would be out of office in a minute.

Michael J
2 months ago

Voter fraud? You mean election fraud, you know the kind that tips the scales to the left where no one you know actually voted for that person or issue. How would we know how long have we been deceived? We’re supposed to just trust all those honest election officials. Stalin once said it’s not the voters who determine an election outcome it’s the counters. If these same people who tabulate our votes were your bank tellers, you would watch them more closely.

Cam
2 months ago

When congressional leaders, states congress, MSM, and Big Techs go beyond measures to silence the voices of the American peoples, then it’s about time we speak about corrupting our elections. No IDs, but yet identification is required to rent a car, purchase spirits (alcohols), hotels, etc., etc., but the most important right to vote should be carelessly shouted aways by progressives, liberals, and those willing to destroy our Republic and its Constitution, and Bill of Rights.

Wicked phoneys
2 months ago

Anything decent and moral will be censored by democrat/communists in charge of so many big tech companies!!!

Robert Zuccaro
2 months ago

I was booted off Twitter for posting a NY Times article entitled “Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amidst Uranium One Deal” in 2016. I was booted from commenting on You Tube videos for posting about Hunter Biden’s computer in 2020. So YES… they do!

Word of Truth
2 months ago

The Left keeps saying that voter fraud is not a problem but by their constant and vocal opposition to voter integrity show that there is a problem.

Marty T.
2 months ago

Linkedin did the same thing to me years ago. They were wrong then and wrong today for censoring factual information. So like I’ve done with Facebook and so many other woke companies, I deleted my account with them forever.

legally present
2 months ago

They need to do away with mail in ballots, WHO makes sure that the ballot is sent to LEGAL citizens and not to illegal aliens since they can get driver’s licenses in most states?? I know Michigan sent ballots to everyone as someone I know had 4 extra ballots for people that had lived at that address before, but in one case not for at least 8-9 years, and 4 for the other 2. They were tossed in the trash, BUT how many were filled in and mailed???

Word of Truth
2 months ago

A senior citizen friend of mine and her husband received 4 mail-in ballots in Texas. They were honest enough to only use two of them.

Donna
2 months ago

When Beto ran against Ted Cruz for the US Senate we received a ballot from his personal committee with all the information filled in for ( 1) my mother-in- law who was from Connecticut, not Texas, and had already been dead for 7 years ( and would have never voted for a Democrat if she was alive) and for (2) a son of ours who had been married for 14 years and lived in Minnesota at the time and had never lived in Texas ( nor would he had ever voted for a Democrat.) They had both only “visited”us at different times, so I could never find out how their names were attached to our address. If dishonest, but I am not, I could have forged a signature and sent them in as the registrar would not have had their signatures on file. I reported them to the state election committee, but never heard anything. What about out of state college students who have 2 addresses? We need in person voting in most cases and IDs. The Austin Statesman published a long opinion a short while ago about a hypothetical lady who didn’t drive and couldn’t go out to get an ID. Is this lady on hospice? Did she “never” go to a doctor, to church, to visit anyone in her family, or go shopping to buy food? Did no one ever visit her that could give her a ride? Did she not have a phone ( after all , even illegals get free phones from the government) so that she could have called for a ride to get an ID? It is all based on lies that people can’t get IDs.

Donna
2 months ago
Reply to  Donna

At the same time I was typing the previous message I got a text asking who I was voting for in the Maine election! I texted back that I had neither lived in Maine nor voted there for the past 20 years! They texted back that they needed to update their files. Hopefully, ballots weren’t sent to my address of 20 years ago during the last election. Besides, I always choose to vote in person.

HocasPocas
2 months ago
Reply to  Donna

They probably sent you a ballot. Hopefully whoever lives at your past address will be honest enough to destroy it

Bonnie Mastro
2 months ago

here in Georgia you have to present a valid ID to receive a mail in absentee ballot. It means going in to get one, not mailed out to you. I think GA really has done a good job after the disaster of 2020 here in our state. They tightened up anywhere they can. A mail truck was in an accident that had mail in ballots in it and caught fire. They are notifying everyone in the district that was listed as a mail in ballot to go cast their vote again. Since they have a record of your ballot, you can’t vote twice as it now shows up online. You can check it yourself to see if your vote was correct and counted. Great system!! I hope.

HocasPocas
2 months ago
Reply to  Bonnie Mastro

I tried to check last year, right after election fiasco. Got a message that the sight was no longer available. All I could do was hope that I voted for who I voted for on my ballot

Robert Bixler
2 months ago

“Our system is broken…”
Indeed!

Rik
2 months ago

TERM LIMITS! TERM LIMITS! TERM LIMITS!
AGE LIMITS! AGE LIMITS! AGE LIMITS!

HocasPocas
2 months ago
Reply to  Rik

They are trying to lower voting age to sixteen

Ralph S
3 months ago

Big Tech subscribes to the Will Rogers adage… You can fool some people ALL of the time, and ALL people SOME of the time, and when you do they’re in office for at least two to six years.
Vote ALL incumbents O-U-T !!!!!

Joanne4 justice.
3 months ago
Reply to  Ralph S

AMEN vote like you have never voted CLEAN HOUSE!
CLEANSE the CONGRESS !

Kay
3 months ago

I was locked out several times and I am anxious for Musk to change this attack on Conservative
Anyone with an honest heart and head know the 2020 election was corrupt

Stephen Russell
3 months ago

Did so in Trumps first campaign I saw on Facebook
Began then without Govt aid

johnh
3 months ago

I think the conspiracy theory put forth by Alex Jones should be a lesson to all. He admitted in court that this was not a hoax after many years & many people hurt by his media rants. I think in the future, all of the media will stop people from spreading false stories.

Bill
3 months ago

You are right on target

David Millikan
3 months ago

Big Tech is a JOKE just like DICTATOR Beijing biden.

Hal-
3 months ago
Reply to  David Millikan

Yeah… Big Tech is competing for front seats with the Commie DemocRats. Big Tech thrives on controversy and will gladly allow propaganda to be used knowing at worst it will draw attention to their news products.

Joanne4 justice.
3 months ago
Reply to  David Millikan

It is a joke; however it is evil and quite lethal !

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