Trump did not win the election. The election was not stolen!

People who believe the election was stolen from Trump should not be “canceled” or otherwise censored or shut down. The correct response to false speech is more true speech. A public, transparent investigation into election irregularities, by Congress or otherwise, should not be shouted down, and those calling for an investigation should not be attacked.

To the extent that people are censored by any means, it will likely only confirm for them, and those who agree with them, that they were correct. Censorship doesn’t change minds. Instead, it may well drive those who are censored into their own underground echo-chamber where they may become more radicalized. It is better to try to engage them in a debate, as calmly and rationally as possible, with good evidence presented to debunk false evidence.

With that in mind, I recently listened to most of a 3-hour audio podcast by David C. Smalley where he debunked, point by point, an 18-minute viral video that claimed the election was stolen. Below are links to both the 18-minute YouTube video that “proves” the election was stolen and the 3-hour audio podcast that debunks the video. I recommend that your first watch at least the first 5+ minutes of the video. Then listen to at least the first half-hour of the audio podcast. Watch and listen to more if you are so inclined. Then, if you agree that the election was not stolen, consider forwarding a link to this blog to others, especially to anyone who still believes that the election was stolen.

Link to 18 minute YouTube video viewed by 1.5 million people which details “evidence” that the election was stolen from Trump: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXtGItm1bvQ&t=11s

Link to David C. Smalley audio podcast where he debunks popular claims of those who believe the election was stolen: https://www.spreaker.com/user/smalleyandhyso/509-conspiracies

Russian “tampering” of election needs to be disclosed.

If the Russians did tamper with the election, the citizens of the U.S. need to know what happened.

If the tampering was limited to hacking into the Democratic National Committee computers, and releasing what they found to the public, the the outcome of the election should not be called into question.  There are many news related factors that affect the election, and false statements were made by the candidates and others.  What was released about the DNC was true.

On the other hand, if the Russians did anything to affect the counting of the votes, that would and should cause us to call the results into question.