Daniel S. Smith
Daniel S. Smith

The Election was Rigged

The 2020 presidential election was rigged. Well, they all are. But this was quite obvious. No, not Donald Trump, but rather Bernie Sanders, was screwed royally in 2020.

The Sanders campaign started with a bang, and steadily rose throughout 2019. Sanders was always up against the powers that be, and was treated as one out of many by the media, as opposed to a front-runner. The media was staffed with centrist-Democrat shills like, in CNN’s case, Former Obama Speechwriter, David Axelrod, now Energy Secretary and former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm, former VA governor and prominent democratic bundler Terry Mcaullife, and the recent recipient of a $100 million gift from Jeff Bezos, Van Jones. That was the panel for the CNN debate in Detroit on July 30-31 of 2019, showing how biased the media generally was against Sanders.

Candidates like Amy Klobuchar received more time than the Vermont Independent in many debates. If the campaign got down to Sanders vs. anyone else, the split-screen would have favored the democratic socialists large rallies filled with young and diverse people. The more fragmented the primary started, the better.

The tide really began to turn on Sanders in late 2019, and he was exterminated in March.

First, former New York City mayor and multi-billionaire businessman Michael R. Bloomberg entered the race in late 2019. He set out a new strategy of aiming for the Super Tuesday states, and skipping the first four primaries altogether.

I worked on Bloomberg’s campaign, and am barred by a Non-Disclosure Agreement, so I will only lay out known public facts about his campaign, leaving the rest for speculation.

Sanders was set to win Iowa by 4 points, then the app malfunctioned and Buttigieg was declared the winner, stealing Sanders’ thunder.

The mainstream media said Sanders only won Nevada because he received backing from Putin. Sanders hit back, noting the irony that the Washington Post released the story the day after he overwhelmingly won Nevada. The media told us Sanders won not because he inspired working-class hispanics, but rather because Putin helped him.

Elizabeth Warren accused Bernie Sanders of being a sexist. Sanders has no known allegations of anything remotely sexist, however Warren used the smear, and the media could not get enough of it.

Biden rolled to victory in South Carolina on February 28th after receiving an endorsement from James Clyburn. The media parroted the victory nonstop for 72 hours.

But the big guns did not come out till March. Buttigieg and Harris dropped out of the race right before Super Tuesday at former president Barack Obama’s urging. Warren stayed in the race even though she had no path to victory, denying Sanders wins in states like Texas.

On March 4, after only winning Samoa, Mike Bloomberg dropped out and endorsed Biden.

Biden rolled on “little Tuesday” winning Michigan by 250,000 votes, even though Sanders got the same amount of votes that won the state in 2016. This was said to be due to the increase in eligibility of mail-in voting. Again, I am barred by an NDA from speaking on Mike Bloomberg’s influence on the race.

Joe Biden locked up the primary, and the same night, COVID shut down the state. The primary was over. The Sanders campaign had a man and a message, and once the rallies were cancelled, it was impossible for him to claw-back. Had the race gotten down to a one-on-one dynamic, the Sanders campaign would have overwhelmed Biden with enthusiasm. Imagine, for example, April rallies leading up to the New York City Primary. The campaign may have gone on till the convention, bitterly dividing the party. Instead, Sanders was muzzled early, and the party unified.

Why didn’t COVID become an issue a week earlier – before Biden locked it up – or a week later? Why was COVID “discovered” the same night Biden won the primary,  even though we now know it had been circulating in the US for months in March? Shouldn’t we have shut down earlier?

Could all of this be a convenient coincidence? Or is there really a conspiracy? Let’s be open about the facts, further the conversation, and then decide.