Election Integrity is the First Priority

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Senator Patrick Moynihan, a former professor and Presidential aid to Presidents of both parties, is generally credited with the phrase “defining deviancy down”. He was referring to behaviors that were becoming increasingly acceptable that he felt were leading to the breakdown of family structure. The result of the destruction of the family structure has been social chaos. Sadly, Moynihan has been proven correct.

In a similar context, we are referring to electoral cheating, as it breaks down the “political family”. Cheating is not a minor thing. It fractures the structure and practices that maintain confidence in the political system and by extension the legitimacy of those in power.

In a system where governing legitimacy is supposed to be by the consent of those governed, cheating can be a fatal disease. If people cannot be confident their votes are honestly counted and only qualified voters are participating, then the ability to seek change peacefully via the ballot box is destroyed.


Why participate in politics if the game is rigged? If a dead person votes or if votes are miscounted, your vote is being canceled out. Having no other means of getting the attention of rulers, the populace historically reverts to violence.

So, in the immortal words of Vice President Biden, cheating is a “big f**k*** deal.” It certainly is much more important than whether the Houston Astros were stealing signs.

In our view at the present moment, it is an even bigger deal, because the nation is already raw from unprecedented and recurrent attempts during President Trump’s term to engineer a soft coup. Political operatives and elected official such as President Obama, Hillary Clinton, the late Senator John McCain, leaders of the intelligence and law enforcement agencies and elected officials at Congressional intelligence committees such as Adam Schiff attempted to impeach the President by using bogus foreign intelligence paid for by Democrats.

We all stood by and watched this process with the mainstream media acting not as an umpire in the game, but as an active player for the Democrats.


So, given the current political context, it is understandable why people are outraged at the recent election. We are witnessing the operations of the deep state on a grand scale and now we are supposed to believe there was no cheating taking place? We are supposed to believe without question the uttering and denials by the same people?

As we mentioned before, there are three positions on electoral cheating. No cheating took place, some cheating took place or the election was fraudulent.

Except for mainstream media and most but not all Democrats, no reasonable person can now take position number one.

What does some cheating mean? Where is the threshold where “some cheating” turns into fraudulent result?

We now have affidavits of around one thousand people who swear under oath they witnessed or participated in electoral fraud. Poll workers were either sent home or denied entry while votes were being counted. Electoral procedures and ballot statutes were changed by bureaucrats in violation of state constitutions. Videos exist of mysterious boxes of questionable ballots suddenly arriving and then being counted. Counting machines were altered in their settings or connected to the internet, making them vulnerable to hacking. If hackers can get into the Treasury Department and even the nuclear stockpile, do you think they might mess with our voting machines?

Signatures were not verified on a massive scale.

There is considerable prima facia evidence from statisticians that the election results have so many unlikely anomalies, that fraud likely took place.

Particularly loathsome are officials that dismiss claims of fraud with a Cheshire Cat grin but don’t look into them. They block investigations either administratively or in the courts. They demand evidence but block procedures for getting said evidence and then claim that those who have produced evidence have done so too late in the process.

We the People of the United States, get what you are doing.

Also disturbing are judges. We know you don’t want to get involved in the electoral process. But you are there to protect our rights. Our voting rights are destroyed when there is cheating.

At the least, some of these claims deserve a fair hearing.

For many it would seem, the denial of fraud is as illegitimate as the election now being contested.

Truly amazing are conservative publications such as National Review denying all evidence of fraud and instead believe it is all a case of sour grapes by the President they dislike. It is a very troubling revelation to see who does or does not really believe in electoral integrity.

Likewise, we see some Republican leaders who take a strangely blasé attitude towards signs of obvious fraud. We expect them at any moment to don T-shirts with the inscriptions “fraud happens.”

Election fraud is unacceptable. Even those who doubt the occurrence of fraud should not stand in the way of investigations or court hearings.

To them we state, “if your position is so strong, then an impartial and rigorous examination of the last election will only prove your case”.

What will truly benefit from an impartial and rigorous examination is the protection of the electoral process.

We understand there are constitutional timetables. However, investigations should continue and we have two years before the next election cycle to see that this process is done correctly.

Republican leaders especially should keep insisting we have safeguards in the system so that something like this never happens again. This should not be an effort by a few brave, but lonely attorneys.

For Democrats, if you believe in democracy, you have just as great a stake in the integrity of the process as Republicans. The same can be said for Libertarians.

Without fair elections, we can’t have a democratic government. Without a democratic government, we can’t have social peace and stability. The alternative is chaos and tyranny.

Election integrity is more important than any piece of legislation that might be considered. Let our representatives know that election integrity is a top priority. Let them know, loud and clear.


The Prickly Pear’s TAKE ACTION focus this year is to help achieve a winning 2024 national and state November 5th election with the removal of the Biden/Obama leftist executive branch disaster, win one U.S. Senate seat, maintain and win strong majorities in all Arizona state offices on the ballot and to insure that unrestricted abortion is not constitutionally embedded in our laws and culture.

Please click the TAKE ACTION link to learn to do’s and don’ts for voting in 2024. Our state and national elections are at great risk from the very aggressive and radical leftist Democrat operatives with documented rigging, mail-in voter fraud and illegals voting across the country (yes, with illegals voting across the country) in the last several election cycles.

Read Part 1 and Part 2 of The Prickly Pear essays entitled How NOT to Vote in the November 5, 2024 Election in Arizona to be well informed of the above issues and to vote in a way to ensure the most likely chance your vote will be counted and counted as you intend.

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