This article originally appeared on JoeHoft.com and has been republished with permission.
The answer to making American votes count again is to do everything we do while focusing on root causes and related checks.
On this 4th of July, I sit here watching the waves of the Atlantic crash peacefully on the coast of Florida, thanking God for this great country. Ironically, I’m also grateful to have used my skills learned from decades of schooling and practice to describe the many issues surrounding the 2020 election, as described in my recent interview with Roger Stone.
I’m also grateful for taking the time to review the 2020 election “theft” and explaining why it was stolen in three books that are tops on Amazon right now:
But on this 4th of July, I’m really afraid that the 2024 election will have the same results as the 2020 election.
There are plenty of individuals – heroes in fact – pushing initiatives to save the 2024 election.
Scott Pressler is increasing the inventory of voters who will vote in the upcoming election. His work is heroic and selfless. Its goal is to register as many new Republican voters as possible and encourage them to vote early in the upcoming election.
But President Trump received more votes than anyone in history in 2020, smashing Barack Obama’s record of 69 million votes in 2008. That’s why millions of Americans believe the 2020 election was stolen, which is supported by evidence in my books mentioned above.
Many people think corrupt Democrats stole the election with fabricated ballots. Jay Valentine has created a vehicle to identify invalid voter records in voter lists so they can be eliminated. The cleaning of the electoral lists is a necessary and formidable initiative. Jay should be congratulated.
It is wonderful and necessary. We need to start with clean voter lists. But will that stop Democrats from stealing legitimate GOP votes?
Former Michigan senator, author, and engineer Patrick Colbeck believes in safeguarding free and fair elections by focusing on several areas, including ballot collection, voter roll cleanup, and more. He too is doing a valiant job.
There are millions of heroes in America right now doing everything they can to save this country by striving to secure a victory in 2024 like Scott, Jay and Patrick.
But my concerns with all of these efforts are about root causes and controls.
What I’ve learned as a professional auditor doing audits around the world is that the key to solving problems is to identify the true root causes and controls that will prevent problems from occurring at the ‘coming.
It is the role of management worldwide when it comes to ensuring that finances are accurate, processes are solid, repeatable and achievable, and systems are secure, accurate and working as intended. .
The examples are numerous and some problems are complex. A man can miss work and lose his job because he can’t get to work on time. There could be many reasons for this, but perhaps the main cause is that he is an alcoholic who stays out late drinking and cannot get up after his nighttime drunk. Finding another job is probably only a temporary solution. He has to deal with his alcoholism – the root cause of his missing job.
The same goes for elections.
We need to look at the root causes of electoral problems. For example, cleaning up voters lists is a good thing and should be done, but how do you prevent voters lists from being contaminated with fake voters in the future? Moving the voters lists from ERIC is a good and necessary step.
Detective checks like periodically searching for voter roll records related to ghost voters are excellent. They must be done.
But we have to ask ourselves how did the names get there in the first place? Preventive controls are what we need to focus on. These types of checks will prevent phantom votes from appearing on voters lists in the first place.
New election technology that very few people are talking about today may be the key. Companies like BPro, KNOWiNK, and more have voter list modules. Do individuals using this software have carte blanche to add names to the electoral lists? Are these systems connected to ERIC? Do bad actors have access?