Yet another “election miracle” has happened for a Democrat running for office, this time in Louisiana. Caddo Parish, the county that surrounds Shreveport, held an election for a new sheriff on November 18th. The Democrat in the race, Henry Whitehorn, defeated Republican candidate John Nickleson, by just 1 vote.
There is unfortunately no paper trail to be examined in this race, thanks to the parish using out-of-date voting machines that were purchased back in 2005. Nickleson says that multiple votes were double-counted, and his team knows of at least two people who were dead that somehow cast ballots on election day.
“We know that at least two voters voted twice, and that the votes of at least five people who were deceased as of Election Day were counted,” noted Nickleson on Twitter/X.
Here’s where this gets really crazy, though. The voting machines that they use in Louisiana are almost 20 years old, and they are paperless. You go to vote on election day, you push the button on the computer for your candidate, and your vote is tallied on the hard drive. There is no paper trail. Nothing is printed out to indicate that you voted or how you voted. You just have to trust that the machine count was accurate. This was cutting-edge technology in 2005, but it’s inexcusable that it’s still being used in 2023.
Do you remember the computer that you had in 2005? Even if you managed to boot it up today, you wouldn’t want to use it because it’s so old and slow by the standards of more modern computers.
The only paper ballots that they have to recount in Caddo Parish are the absentee/mail-in ballots. About 17% of the votes on November 18 were absentee, so the recount will not be a full recount. Since the only way to “recount” the votes on the machines is to push a button again and have the machine tally them on its hard drive, there’s no way that there will be a different result on those votes.
The State of Louisiana has no way to verify the accuracy of in-person voting, because there’s no paper trail from the machines. Every other state has phased out these paperless machines by now and use machines that print out a ballot after you vote. There’s a paper trail every time.
Caddo Parish did a recount of the absentee ballots on Monday of this week. While each candidate picked up 3 additional votes, the final result still had Whitehorn defeating Nickleson by just 1 vote.
Nickleson immediately filed a lawsuit that same day, demanding that the Caddo District Court either declare a winner or order a new runoff election. The outcome of that court decision could happen any day now. If the District Court’s ruling is appealed, it would then go to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal, followed by the Louisiana Supreme Court.
As usual, the suspect outcome of a suspect election leads to a Democrat “winning” by a slender margin. These happy accidents never seem to go the other way, which indicates that this is all fraud.
In Pennsylvania a few weeks ago, the voting machines switched the votes between candidates in multiple counties. In Bridgeport, Connecticut, the Democrat primary was thrown out by a judge after it was proven that city employees had stuffed ballot drop boxes illegally in favor of the incumbent Democrat mayor. The judge’s ruling happened too late to cancel the general election on November 7th, but a do-over election is going to happen at some point in that race, after the legal battles are sorted out.
Three separate Democrats were arrested in New Jersey last month on voter fraud allegations in different cities. A second fraud case was also opened in Connecticut. And in Virginia earlier this week, we learned that the registrar in Prince William County altered the results of the 2020 election and reported false results.
Meanwhile, what’s the matter with the Republican legislature in Louisiana? It’s been three years since the 2020 election was stolen from the American voters. They’ve had all this time to reform their election systems and get rid of these faulty, outdated machines that leave no paper trail. Maybe this sheriff’s race in Caddo Parish will wake them up in time to fix things before the 2024 election. Since the machines are so old, this would be the perfect time to scrap them and go back to a trustworthy system of paper ballots only, and same-day voting.