Op-Ed: I Asked My Representative for 2020 Election Info - The Answer I Received Was Shocking


I have been rattling the cages of my state representatives concerning election integrity since 2020. I have contacted numerous members of the North Carolina General Assembly in an effort to spur them into making sure elections are free and fair.

My concerns in this article are not about the so-called “election denying,” but about free and fair elections, whether you are a Republican or a Democrat.

Liberals are screaming, “They are trying to steal our democracy!” If by that they are saying we are trying to stop their mob rule, they are correct.

Other than that, how can you steal from someone something that they do not have? Our nation is a republic, not a democracy.

In a democracy, the majority rules, while in a republic the minorities have a voice by electing representatives. Without this consideration, the minorities would always be overshadowed. There is a big difference between these two types of government, and a democracy is not nearly as fair-minded as a republic.

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It is no wonder liberals have taken the Pledge of Allegiance out of most schools. In pledging allegiance to the flag, we also pledge allegiance “to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God.”

In the course of rattling the cages of my state representatives, I sent them the Wikipedia definition of “free and fair” elections. That definition is as follows:

“A free and fair election involves political freedoms and fair processes leading up to the vote, a fair count of eligible voters who cast a ballot (including such aspects as electoral fraud or voter suppression), and acceptance of election results by all parties.”

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With articles speaking to dead people being on the voter rolls in North Carolina for 20 years, there are obvious concerns about fraud. Consulting with members of the North Carolina legislature, they told me that they did seek voter information from the Democrat-controlled elections board that each party is entitled to see under state law. Then a representative told me that the elections board refused to share the information concerning the 2020 election.

At this point I asked the representative, “Does being a Democrat mean that you are privileged above the law? If the elections board is really breaking state law, then why hasn’t a warrant for someone’s arrest been issued? Isn’t it time that people breaking the law should be arrested for their crimes?”

The response I received is quite shocking, and here it is: “You cannot arrest someone because currently there are no provisions in the law for that. It simply states that compliance is mandatory. But no penalties for non-compliance.”

Amazing! People can break laws, strategically changing what makes a republic a republic, and yet there are no penalties for breaking those laws.

I know that North Carolina representatives have been busy reviewing election law and assessing what can be done to enforce possible penalties, but their major concern is that the Democratic governor, who has no interest in election integrity, will simply veto the bill.

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Richard Blakley is a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry and an ordained minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He also has a radio ministry, television ministry, campground ministry and retirement home ministry in which he and his wife of 38 years and their three lovely daughters all serve together.