There has been virtually zero adjudication of the facts and claims concerning the 2020 election, yet blanket statements are continuously issued from the government and media that the election was “free and fair.” From Don Armentano at lewrockwell.com:
The main-stream media has repeated almost daily that Donald Trump and several important MAGA-friendly organizations continue to support the so-called “big lie,” namely, that the 2020 election was stolen. They also repeat almost daily that this conclusion about that election is totally bogus since “no evidence” of substantial election fraud was ever uncovered in the 65+ lawsuits filed after the election; Trump and his supporters lost them all. The election was stolen? What nonsense. It’s all “delusional thinking” and irrational conspiracy theory. Case closed.
Well not quite.
The American Bar Association (ABA) has published a list of the legal filings that challenged the results of the 2020 election and a summary of the court findings in each case. It makes for very interesting reading.
The most important lesson to be drawn from these case summaries is that the bulk of them have (almost) nothing to do with the alleged evidence concerning voter and election fraud. And the reason for this is reasonably clear. Fraud is itself an extremely difficult legal matter to litigate; along with any relevant empirical evidence, the legal concepts of due diligence and “intent” would have to be fully explored. Moreover, any determination of election and/or voter fraud would have required (at a very minimum) a so-called “evidentiary hearing” where the court would take testimony under oath from expert witnesses; accept and evaluate properly supported affidavits; evaluate any relevant election data analysis, and explore the murky issue of “intent” (by elected officials and others) at some length. To my knowledge, none of this process or analysis occurred in any systematic manner in any of the 65 post-2020 election challenge cases.