Ryan Felton and Kaveh Waddell wrote a piece for a glossy magazine that prides itself on “unbiased product testing, investigative journalism, consumer-oriented research, public education, and consumer advocacy.” Titled “How to Handle Post-Election Misinformation, Even With a Presidential Winner Declared,” the writers were not only incredibly biased but dead wrong. Who knew Consumer Reports would play a significant role in revisionist American history?
The editorial, peppered with the “debunking” of facts, promoted big tech’s tireless efforts to censor conservatives. Additionally, it explained why voter fraud, allegedly, does not exist.Sen. Mitt Romney
Felton and Waddell appear to have invented constitutional amendments and states’ laws, bullet-pointing said inventions to make it easier for the low-information portion of their readership. They merged falsehoods and misinformation, almost as if they had no idea of what they were trying to convey. Perhaps because both investigative journalists are of the radical left variety, having written for several hardcore progressive outlets, reality isn’t their thing.
Proving the lack of realism, they resorted to quoting the ultimate RINO Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), who tweeted: “The President is within his rights to request recounts, to call for investigations of alleged voting irregularities where evidence exists, and to exhaust legal remedies.” The authors must have assumed that their bases were covered, then, to claim nonpartisanship.
Has Any “Journalist” Consulted The Constitution?
The article begins with a broad-brush stroke of mendacities designed to set the stage for a more leftist opinion. Assigning authorities to third parties – where none legally exist – the boys claim Trump has no footing for a voter fraud election do-over. Then they doubled down, inventing credibility for the media, specifically: “even after news outlets including the Associated Press, Fox News, and NBC called Joe Biden the winner in the presidential race Saturday morning,” the pair opined.
Again, it appears as though these two individuals ditched civics class for a venti skinny caramel-mocha-latte at the corner coffeehouse. News outlets do not have any authority to declare any candidate a winner — from the United States president to dogcatcher in the tiniest of towns.
The United States Constitution does, however, confer that authority in words that even a fifth-grader can comprehend – namely, Article II. There are 538 people who determine the winner:
“Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress … The Electors shall meet in their respective States and vote by Ballot for two Persons, of whom one at least shall not be an Inhabitant of the same State with themselves. And they shall make a List of all the Persons voted for, and of the Number of Votes for each; which List they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the Seat of Government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate.”
Seriously, this is the way it’s done – and has been for well over 200 years – whether the millennial crowd understands or appreciates this process or not.