Some people describe the 2020 election as deeply puzzling. In looking at these statistics, I have to agree.
Former Fox News personality and a leader in this country's search for the truth, Glenn Beck brings numerous facts and statistics to light. Facts that too many people are dismissing, but that clearly threaten the democracy of the United States.
These facts and statistics come from respected sources. Individuals and groups who have made it their career to understand the numbers and predict outcomes. Individuals whose words should not be silenced.
Because of their source, they should make more Americans curious as to what actually occurred in the early morning hours of November 4, 2020, and the days and weeks that followed.
Even with these facts in front of us, those who question the validity of the election are labeled conspiracy theorists. It leaves no doubt that President Trump has every right to continue to contest the final count that seemingly gave Joe Biden the win and the title President-Elect.
Democracy in the United States took an ominous shift this past election day. The results left a growing number of Americans wondering what really happened.
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To start with, President Trump received more votes than any other sitting president up for re-election in the history of this country. 11 million more people voted for Trump in 2020 than when he was elected in 2016. These numbers were historically the third biggest increase ever seen for an incumbent.
For the sake of comparison, we note that when President Obama was re-elected in 2012, he received 3.5 million fewer votes than when he was originally elected in 2008.
During his presidency, Trump increased his support in several critical demographics. 95 percent of Republican voters cast their votes for President Trump.
The president did especially well with the white working-class males from predominantly rural regions. He also increased his popularity with black voters by 50 percent.
In contrast, Joe Biden's support from the black community fell to levels that have historically spelled defeat for democratic presidential candidates.
Trump increased his popularity among Hispanic voters to 35 percent. This is an important statistic as historically, a share of less than 60 percent of the national Hispanic vote has meant certain defeat for democratic candidates in several states long connected by their large Hispanic communities: Arizona, Florida, New Mexico, and Nevada.
President Trump won Ohio, Iowa, and Florida, three states that have spelled certain victory for every president except Richard Nixon. That certainty has existed since 1852, and Nixon's 1960 defeat is still met with skepticism.
Regionally, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania have always voted the same way as Ohio and Iowa. Likewise, the candidate winning those Rust Belt states usually coincides with the winning candidate for Ohio and Iowa.
The current vote count shows that outside of a few major cities, the Rust Belt states primarily voted for President Trump.
However, Joe Biden leads in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin due to an inundation of black votes in Detroit, Milwaukee, and Philadelphia. The votes that Biden won with were the result of those votes in those cities.
Ironically, the black votes he won with only showed up in the exact locations he needed to receive a victory. Biden did not receive the same support from these same demographic groups in similar states. This is uncommon for a presidential candidate to be named the victor in such circumstances.
While numbers show that Biden won more national votes than any other presidential candidate throughout history, he only won 524 counties, roughly 17 percent of counties, compared to Obama's win in 2008 of 873 counties. Somehow, Biden's numbers exceeded those received by President Obama during the 2008 election.
Usually, presidential candidates who are victorious are of the same party who holds the majority in the senate. Biden did not have this luxury as Republicans not only held the Senate but also gained seats in the House of Representatives. Republicans also gained seats at the state level and did not lose any seats in state legislatures.
We find more anomalies when we compare the metrics between polls and non-polls. Non-polling metrics include voter registration trends by party, number of primary votes received by each candidate, following in social media, the passion shown by candidates' supporters, and the ratings for broadcast and digital arenas.
Statistics also disagree when looking at the number of search engine results, the number of donors who contributed to each campaign, and even the number of people who placed bets on each of the candidates. President Trump outdid Biden in every one of these areas.
Although their recent results have not been accurate, both academic and media polls hold a record of 80 percent successful predictions of the winner during the modern era of presidential elections. When the metrics associated with the non-polling areas do not agree with these polls, it is those metrics that have been correct 100 percent of the time.
These usually correct non-polling metrics predicted the re-election of Trump. In order for him to lose this election, the more mainstream polls would have had to be correct. They were incorrect.
As unlikely as it would seem, in order for Trump to lose the election, for the first time in history, more than one of the measurable metrics would have to be wrong. Actually, they would all have to be wrong at the exact same time. The outcome at the very least unlikely if not completely impossible.
The polling and non-polling anomalies give one pause. When combined with atypical voting that saw fewer people going to the polls and too many voting by mail, one wonders what else was going on.
After election day was over, things became even more incomprehensible. The information coming from all over the country regarding discrepancies with the manner that ballots not only grew in number but how they were counted surely gives one pause.
It seemed unreasonable that the President could hold such a comfortable lead in the later hours of election night when several of the swing states stopped counting ballots. Observers in place to catch discrepancies were removed from counting locations, only to have the counts resume following their departure.
When the counting resumed, things became bizarre. The abnormalities took to a whole new level. Suddenly, hundreds of thousands of votes being counted suddenly favored Joe Biden by 90 percent or more.
For the first time, ballots delivered to the counting facilities arrived late yet were still counted. In Pennsylvania, questions arise from the 23,000 ballots with return dates that made little sense followed by 86,000 ballots whose return dates were no less than impossible.
Further questions arose over whether the signatures on mail-in ballots were matched to the signatures on record. With the ballot envelopes holding the signatures being quickly destructed, it seems almost impossible that the signatures were matched.
The rejection rates on the absentee ballots was a historical low despite the fact that mail-in voting numbers reached extraordinary and unprecedented high numbers. The margin was sufficiently narrow that if the absentee ballot rejection rates had been similar to recent election cycles, President Trump would have been named the winner.
The anomalies don't end there. Delaware County, Pennsylvania alone saw 50,000 votes that were stored on 47 USB drives go missing.
Another significant issue was non-resident voters. Estimations from the Voter Integrity Project state that 20,312 people cast ballots in Georgia who no longer met residency requirements. Biden won by a thin margin of 12,670 votes.
There are allegations of breakdowns in the chain-of-custody during the counting process. There were a number of residential addresses considered to be invalid.
Dead people voted in record numbers. Ballots were observed arriving in pristine condition without being placed in their legally required envelopes. All counted without question.
The biggest statistical anomalies took place in Georgia after 89 percent of their votes had already been counted. Biden took the lead through the following 53 batches of votes counted by the same 50.5 percent to 46.5 percent margin over President Trump.
In each case, the statistical anomalies and abnormal counting incidents favored Joe Biden over President Trump. It did not matter whether the anomaly was the result of human error or a planned reprehensible, and potentially criminal action.
Something strange happened during the days following the election. They give us reason to be legitimately concerned about the legality of this election.
They give a cause of concern to anyone who is really listening.