There’s a lot of talk about the 2022 midterms, and why the “red wave” didn’t happen. Well, I’ll tell you why in two words: Ballot Harvesting. In the states where there was ballot harvesting, Dems managed to pull off “crazy wins,” despite the polls. It was like watching 2020 all over again, and Americans are quickly losing faith in our elections, and you can’t blame them. And speaking of elections, in 2024, Dems are facing something really brutal.
And that’s what Mark Levin is talking about. It’s how the Dems are now facing the very real fact that they will have to defend at least 23 senate seats… and not all of those seats are in ballot-harvesting states, so that is more bad news for Dems.
Politico reported that Democrats will have to defend 23 Senate seats, including in the battleground states of West Virginia, Ohio, Montana and Arizona. Any retirements would almost surely make the task that much more difficult, Burgess reports.
At least eight members of the Senate Democratic caucus are still undecided about running for re-election. That includes Sens. Jon Tester of Montana and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, both of whom won in 2018, a year when Democrats lost four Senate seats in red or purple states. “I will not make a decision until sometime early next year,” Tester said. People “say, ‘that’s bullshit, you’ve already made up your mind,’…You make up your mind after you have a chance to talk everything over with your family.” Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) also has not revealed whether she plans to run for re-election.
Another challenge for Democrats is that their likely best pick up opportunities in 2024 are Florida and Texas, both reliably red states that have two GOP senators. There is some positive news for the party, however: Democratic senators from Nevada, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ohio said they planned to run for re-election in 2024. “Am I undecided? No. I am all in. I’m definitely running,” Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) told POLITICO.
So, right off the bat, we know that 3 of those seats will be a slam dunk for Dems since they’re in ballot-harvesting states, unless we learn real quick how to harvest ballots, we’ll never win fair in those states ever again.
I read an article from one of my favorite political bloggers, Sundance over at Conservative Treehouse, and he put it best when he said this: “Where votes were the focus, the Biden administration suffered losses. Where ballots were the focus, the Biden administration won.”
As the political discussion centers on the 2022 wins and losses from the midterm election, one thing that stands out in similarity to the 2020 general election is the difference between ballots and votes. It appears in some states this is the ‘new normal.’
Where votes were the focus, the Biden administration suffered losses. Where ballots were the focus, the Biden administration won.
Perhaps the two states most reflective of ‘ballots’ being more important than ‘votes’ are Michigan and Pennsylvania. Despite negative polling and public opinion toward two specific candidates in those states, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman achieved victories.
Whitmer and Fetterman were not campaigning for votes, that is old school. Instead, the machinery behind both candidates focused on the modern path. The Democrat machines in both states focused on ballot collection and ignored the irrelevant votes as cast.
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Since the advent of ballot centric focus through mail-in and collection drop-off processes, votes have become increasingly less valuable amid the organizers who wish to control election outcomes. As a direct and specific result, ballot collection has become the key to Democrat party success.
The effort to attain votes for candidates is less important than the strategy of collecting ballots.
It should be emphasized; these are two distinctly different election systems.
The system of ballot distribution and collection is far more susceptible to control than the traditional system of votes cast at precincts.
A vote cannot be cast by a person who is no longer alive, or no longer lives in the area. However, a ballot can be sent, completed and returned regardless of the status of the initially attributed and/or registered individual.
While ballots and votes originate in two totally different processes, the end result of both “ballots” and “votes,” weighing on the presented election outcome, is identical.
While initially the ballot form of election control was tested in Deep Blue states, through the process of mail-in returns under the guise and justification of “expanding democracy,” a useful tool for those who are vested in the distinction, I think we are now starting to see what happens on a national level when the process is expanded.
The controversial 2020 election showed the result of making ‘ballots’ the strategy for electoral success. Under the justification of COVID-19 mitigation, mail-in ballots took center stage. Ballot harvesting by Democrat operations was one term for the outcome.
Democrat party officials and political activist groups knew how to exploit the opportunities within the new system of ballot distribution and collection, and when you combine that with a massive legal pressure campaign to accept any and all forms of ballots, well, you can see how they are dependent.
Now that ballot collection has been shown to be a much more effective way to maintain political power, Democrats in a general sense are less focused on winning votes and more focused on gathering ballots.
When ‘ballot organization’ becomes more important than ‘vote winning,’ you modify your electoral campaign approaches accordingly. It might sound simplistic, but inside the distinct difference between ballots and votes, you will find why refusing debates is a successful strategy.
Do me a favor, and read this entire piece. It’s really good, and you’ll start to understand this game that’s being played.
You can find the article here.
But Mark’s right, the Dems will have their backs up against the ropes in states where the people’s votes still count, and that is good news for us, because we’ve proven we can win in those states.
You can watch the video below:
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I really believe we need to learn how to harvest ballots and use these mail-ins to our advantage because I am telling you, they’re not going anywhere.
Its time we Republicans learn how to “mail in ballots” better than the democrats.
— Gunther Eagleman™ (@GuntherEagleman) November 14, 2022