FNC's Tucker Carlson said dead people did vote in the 2020 presidential election and explained why voter fraud matters, even when it doesn't swing races on the Wednesday broadcast of his show.
TUCKER CARLSON: It’s been more a week since the final voters were cast, and still many of Donald Trump’s 72 million voters believe this election was fundamentally unfair. They’re right about that. There was massive outside interference in our democracy, and it wasn’t by Russia. The tech monopolies of Silicon Valley used their unprecedented control over news and information to silence Donald Trump’s supporters, and to protect Joe Biden. At the same time, public health authorities and blue state governors wielded the pandemic like a partisan political weapon. It’s hard to believe they did that, but they did. Corporate American helped them do it. In a moment, we’ll have a report on big pharma’s role in that scam. It’s an amazing story.
And then there’s the question of the votes themselves, the actual ballots. Democrats completely changed the way we voted in this election. Our system has never been more disorganized and vulnerable to manipulation. Was there voter fraud last week? That’s a question we’ve been working on since election night. We’ve tried to be as careful and precise as we can be in our reporting. In a moment like this, truth matters more than ever. False allegations of fraud can cause as much damage as fraud itself. Jussie Smollett hurt more people with his lies than any actual hate crime. The last thing America needs is more damage. So we want to be accurate. What we’re about to tell you is accurate. It is not a theory. It happened. We can prove it.
Other news organizations could prove it too. They’ve simply chosen not to. The position of corporate media this week is simple: there was no fraud. The New York Times, once the paper of record, declared this as fact this morning, across the entire front page. Take a look at the banner headline: "Election Officials Nationwide Find No Fraud." No fraud. None. End of story. Move on, and listen to Kamala.
You’re hearing the same from virtually everyone in media. At CNN, the anchors have been repeating that message for days. They say it with the kind of brittle intensity that suggests that, precisely because they don’t really believe what they’re saying, you absolutely must believe it. Shut up and accept the verdict, America:
JOHN BERMAN, CNN: "Sources tell CNN that top aides suggesting that the defeated president, President Trump, hold rallies to drum up bogus conspiracies about election fraud."
DON LEMON, CNN: "The GOP keeps spreading completely unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud."
BROOKE BALDWIN, CNN: "The attorney general now telling federal prosecutors to look into those unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud."
CNN'S ANDERSON COOPER: "There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud. No evidence of wide-spread flaws in the mail-in voting process."
“Bogus conspiracy theories.” “Completely unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud. What exactly are they talking about?” They won’t tell you, so we will. Right now, fewer than 15,000 votes separate Donald Trump from Joe Biden in the state of Georgia. That’s close enough that it’s worth getting specific about what happened. Georgia’s secretary of state has confirmed there will be a hand-recount of all votes. Among those votes, auditors will find a ballot cast by a woman called Deborah Jean Christiansen. You’d be pressed to find anyone who’s got a bad word to say about Deborah Jean Christiansen. She’s been well known in her community for years as a bird watcher, an avid gardner, and a committed fan of the Georgia Bulldogs. Those who knew her were sad when she died last May. They may be surprised to learn that, even after her death, Deborah Jean Christiansen still managed to register to vote and then cast a ballot, presumably for Joe Biden.
In some ways, it’s an inspiring story — the triumph of voting over death. No one embodies it quite like James Blalock of Covington, Georgia. Mr. Blalock was a mailman for 33 years, until he passed away in 2006. Fourteen years later, according to state records, he was still mailing things. James Blalock cast a ballot in last week's election. How did he do that? It might be worth asking the New York Times. Maybe James Blalock was just one of those extraordinary mail carriers: neither rain, nor snow, nor gloom of night — nor even death itself — could keep him from exercising his sacred franchise. In his case, maybe voting from the grave wasn’t really fraud. It was commitment.
OK. But what about Linda Kesler of Nicholson, Georgia? Linda Kessler died in 2003. Seven years later, she was still voting in presidential elections. Edward Skwiot of Trenton, Georgia spent his life working construction and teaching school. In his spare time, he loved bluegrass music. According to those who knew him, he “played multiple instruments and enjoyed jam sessions." When he died five years ago at the age of 82, it seemed like he was gone from this world for good. But no. Last week he voted for president.
And he wasn’t the only one. On your screen right now you’ll see the names of other deceased voters. Each one of them played a role in last week’s election. So far, there aren’t enough of them to alter the outcome. That could change as we learn more. But for the moment, the point is, they exist. Dead people voted. The question is, how? How exactly did they cast ballots? The short answer is, mail-in voting. Dead people tend to vote more when you make it easy for them to vote, and this year we certainly did. States sent ballots and registration forms to millions of people unsolicited. The pretext was Covid. We had to do this for public health reasons, remember? We had no choice. The effect, of course, was encouraging fraud.
One 2012 study by Pew found there were close to two million dead people still on the voter rolls around the country. That study also found that approximately 24 million voter registrations — that is, one out of every eight — were wrong. They were no longer valid, or were significantly incorrect. Close to three million people had registrations in more than one state. If you start sending ballots and registrations to lists like this, you’re guaranteed to increase the amount of fraudulent voting. That’s exactly what Democrats did. Republicans, we should add, let them do it.
Take the state of Nevada, where Joe Biden is currently leading Donald Trump by fewer than 40,000 votes. This year, state Democrats and their lawyers made sure that Nevada sent ballots -- not ballot applications, but actual ballots -- to every registered voter in the state, whether they requested them or not. They did this, even though they knew there were more than 41,000 people who are registered to vote in Nevada, but haven’t voted or updated their registrations in more than ten years. Many of these people are dead or gone. But they got ballots anyway.
One of those people was a former elementary school teacher called Rosemarie Hartle. According to her 2017 obituary, Rosemarie Hartle was "loving, fun, sassy and sarcastic in a fun way; beautiful, powerful, relentless, and inspiring." Sadly, now she’s gone. But her voter registration remains. She’s still on the rolls. Someone received Rosemary Hartle’s ballot in the mail and cast it. Who did this? We don’t know. We wish we did. It’s fraud. It’s a threat to our system, and it’s being hidden by a news media totally vested in a Biden presidency.
We should know much more about this. But thanks to the media blackout, it’s left to independent conservative sites -- places like The Federalist -- to report what the rest should be reporting. Thanks to them, we know that on October 9, a man called Fred Stokes Jr., received an unsolicited ballot in Clark County, Nevada. Three weeks later, the county received his ballot. Voting records indicate the ballot was "completed." Fred Stokes has been dead for three years. He died in June of 2017 at the age of 92.
In Pennsylvania, the state that made Joe Biden the "president-elect," there are likely quite a few dead voters. According to a report from last December from the state’s Department of Auditor General, nearly 3,000 potentially deceased voters remain on Pennsylvania’s voter rolls. The Trump campaign says it's found evidence that some of them voted this year. For example, on Cotober 24th, Allegheny County officials mailed a ballot to one Denise Ondick. She’d died two days before. Yet, somehow, records show that country officials received Denise Ondick's completed ballot on November 2. Again, we're showing you more names on the screen, just like Denise Ondick's. We can confirm that they all voted in last week's election, and all of them were dead when they did.
None of this is conjecture — much less one of the “bogus conspiracy theories” CNN worries about. It's entirely real. It didn’t happen by accident. Democrats understand that when you send mail-in ballots to an entire unverified voter roll, you can't really know who’s voting. But just to be sure fraud remained likely, Democrats filed lawsuits in Nevada to eliminate signature verification. In 2019, well before the coronavirus panic, Ron Wyden, a Democratic senator from Oregon, sponsored the Vote by Mail Act. The bill demands that every state in the country mail ballots to their entire unverified voter lists. In other words, Democrats want fraud. They’re pushing it.
This summer, Democrats in the House passed something called the "HEROES Act." It wouldn't have simply have provided, quote, "automatic mailing of absentee ballots to all voters" in this country. It also would have prevented states from restricting ballot harvesting, meaning that anyone could collect and return bundles of ballots to polling stations -- with no oversight.
Expect more of this. Loose voting rules are too useful for the left to pass up. In January, Democrats could gain control of the United States Senate. If that happens, they will pass the HEROES Act into law. Right now, they're claiming universal mail-in ballots are necessary because of the coronavirus. That’s a lie. They’ve been pushing for this for years. According to Barack Obama, the most divisive president in US history, if you’re against sending ballots to unverified voting lists, you’re a racist. Watch:
OBAMA: "Even as we sit here, there are those in power who are doing their darnedest to discourage people from voting by closing polling locations and targeting minorities and students with restrictive ID laws and attacking our voting rights with surgical precision, even undermining the postal service in the run up to an election. It's going to be dependent on mail-in ballots so people don't get sick."
Obey, or I’ll call you racist. Obama spent eight years working that scam. Amazingly, a lot of people still fall for it. We shouldn’t. If we care about our democracy, we’ve got to demand clean and honest voting, regardless of the outcome. That’s the key to everything. Otherwise we’ll find ourselves where we are now: cynical, distrustful, withdrawn. Social trust is essential to a democracy. If you want people to believe in the system, you can’t just yell at them on TV. You have to create a system that’s worth believing in.