Legal scholar and political commentator Jonathan Turley told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Wednesday that he thinks voter fraud occurred in the 2020 election, but that the election process has not yet reached the stage where it would be evident.
Turley pointed out that merely tabulating the votes doesn’t provide the information needed to prove or disprove voter fraud, but that the next stage — canvassing — could provide that information if sufficient access to the system is provided.
“We haven’t had any of the information to judge anything about voter fraud. We still don’t,” Turley said. “We’re still in the tabulation stage. We wouldn’t have evidence of systemic problems until we’re into the canvassing stage in most elections.”
Access to the system, Turley pointed out, “is held by election officials and that requires a court to order that information to be turned over.”
Clear fraud occurred
Turley said that trying to determine the extent of voter fraud at this stage of the election process is like trying to guess the number of jelly beans in a jar when you can’t see the jar.
“It’s like not just being asked to guess the number of jellybeans in a jar, but you have to do it without actually seeing the jar. So in order to find system problems, you need access to the system,” he explained.
“I’ve been reading these complaints and these affidavits,” Turley told Hannity. “I think it’s clear at this point that voting fraud occurred. There is obviously a record here of dead people voting. There are obviously problems of keeping observers in places where they really couldn’t observe, very effectively. We still don’t know.”
“I think it’s clear at this point that voting fraud occurred.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 12, 2020
Close scrutiny required
“The public should welcome close scrutiny of such swing states,” Turley said in an op-ed for The Hill on the same day media outlets began to call the election for Democratic nominee Joe Biden. “There are valid reasons to examine the figures based on the unknowns in a new kind of election. The outcome will be determined by millions of absentee ballots for various states, some of which have never used such a degree, and legitimate concerns were raised before the election.”
Furthermore, Turley said, “States also used rolls that are out of date and inaccurate.”
Because the combination of factors in the 2020 election has never happened before, it is absolutely vital to study the process in detail and determine what went right or went wrong — even if there weren’t hundreds of allegations of voter fraud and irregularities.
It’s the only way to determine the election results in a way all Americans can trust, as well as prevent fraud in future elections.