Demonstrating characteristic disdain for representative government,
traditional American political values and the Constitution, New York
Sen.-elect Hillary Clinton wasted no time joining the shrill and growing
chorus of know-nothings calling for an end to the Electoral College.

Last week,

I explained why the founders, in all their wisdom,
created the institution.
This week we have a practical illustration of why it is preferable to a popular national vote.

County-by-county map of Tuesday’s election returns. Counties won by Bush appear as red; Gore’s counties appear as blue. Source: USA Today.

See this map? This is what it looks like before all the absentee votes come in. It looks like a mandate. But it is actually a graphic illustration of the closest election in American history.

The founders are looking smarter every day. And Hillary continues to look like the I’ll-do-anything-to-win-and-maintain-power politician-ette we, outside of New York City, always knew her to be. …

Speaking of Hillary, did you see that she got 77 percent of the vote in New York City?

Now, I grew up just outside of the five boroughs. I love New York. Unlike Hillary, I am a genuine Yankee fan. But this election leaves me with this question: How stupid are the people of New York?

It seems America has become two countries. If that wasn’t apparent before this election, it ought to be apparent to all of us now.

Even in this battle between two statist, uninspiring candidates, it is clear that our urban areas are teeming with enough people today to swing the popular vote, if not the electoral vote. In essence, for these people, their votes represent the opportunity to keep their gravy train running.

The heartland, populated with hard-working folks who pay taxes, are forced through confiscatory taxes into supporting millions of people on some kind of government subsidy program — be it welfare, food stamps, National Endowment for the Arts grants or some other dependency trap. Worse yet, the folks on the receiving end outnumber the producers. It’s a kind of involuntary servitude — taxation without meaningful representation.

This is what empowers pols like Al Gore and Hillary Clinton.

The big story of the next two years, I predict, will be voter fraud. This is a story I have been involved in, to one extent or another, for the last 10 years in California. Yet, no matter how compelling the cases we uncovered, little interest was stirred. All that changed the day after the election.

I have never before seen such an out-pouring of e-mail on any subject in four years of editing WorldNetDaily. People are waking up to the reality of fraud perpetrated at the highest levels of government and the use of taxpayer resources to commit the crimes.

Will people forget about it after the election dust settles? I hope not.

And let’s hope they don’t forget the words of a Democratic political activist who said any election that’s within 100 votes can easily be stolen on a recount.

That was

the chilling but plausible lead story in WorldNetDaily

Like I said before, I didn’t have a dog in this hunt, but I’m still concerned with the propriety of U.S. elections. Who knows? Some day there might be a politician running for office that I actually support.

Some bright bulbs are suggesting that, because of the butterfly ballot used in some Florida counties, it’s time for the federal government to standardize them.

Can you imagine? I’m visualizing something easy to follow — like the Internal Revenue Service’s 1040 form.

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