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“The Red Mirage” theory provides the justification for Democrat mischief post Election Day

“The Red Mirage” theory provides the justification for Democrat mischief post Election Day

The Red Mirage theory, that Trump will have a significant lead on Election Night, but will lose when mail-in ballots are counted, is the excuse for Democrats to spend weeks trying to count ballots in Democrat areas that arrive late or that don’t comply with the rules, and to disqualify valid ballots in Republican areas.

Last month I warned about post-Election Day chaos and civil unrest if the election is close, If the November election is close, expect bad things due to a surge of mail-in ballots.

That likelihood was a combination of the surge of mail-in ballots mostly from Biden supporters, normal delays in delivery of mail-in ballots (having nothing to do with the insane conspiracy theories leveled against Trump), and the high percentage of mail-in ballots that have been disqualified as non-compliant in Democrat primaries so far this year.

Combine a surprise Trump win though Biden was ahead in the polls, mail delays, election board incompetence, and massive disqualification of (mostly Biden) ballots, and you have the recipe for an eruption.

Hell, Democrats rioted at the 2017 Inauguration even though Trump won fair and square. Expect rioting, looting, arson, and violence that will dwarf what has happened so far post-George Floyd killing.

A court fight may suit Democrats just fine, it may even be part of the plan….

What if Trump loses in the midst of such a mess? Will the 82nd Airborne need to remove him from the White House? Will Trump supporters loot Target and attack courthouses. Doubtful, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be civil disruption.

Unless one candidate wins by a margin outside of delayed and disqualified ballots, there are going to be problems. Big league.

Writing about this likelihood is becoming more frequent as the polls tighten. Axio had an article today that is generating a lot of attention, Exclusive: Dem group warns of apparent Trump Election Day landslide:

A top Democratic data and analytics firm told “Axios on HBO” it’s highly likely that President Trump will appear to have won — potentially in a landslide — on election night, even if he ultimately loses when all the votes are counted.

Why this matters: Way more Democrats will vote by mail than Republicans, due to fears of the coronavirus, and it will take days if not weeks to tally these. This means Trump, thanks to Republicans doing almost all of their voting in person, could hold big electoral college and popular vote leads on election night.

  • Imagine America, with its polarization and misinformation, if the vote tally swings wildly toward Joe Biden and Trump loses days later as the mail ballots are counted.
  • That is what this group, Hawkfish, which is funded by Michael Bloomberg and also does work for the Democratic National Committee and pro-Biden Super PACs, is warning is a very real, if not foreordained, outcome.

What they’re saying: Hawkfish CEO Josh Mendelsohn calls the scenario a “red mirage.”

  • “We are sounding an alarm and saying that this is a very real possibility, that the data is going to show on election night an incredible victory for Donald Trump,” he said.
  • “When every legitimate vote is tallied and we get to that final day, which will be some day after Election Day, it will in fact show that what happened on election night was exactly that, a mirage,” Mendelsohn said. “It looked like Donald Trump was in the lead and he fundamentally was not when every ballot gets counted.”

What is the significance of all this?

Democrats are going to try to steal the election after Election Day. The way they tried to steal Florida 2000 through selective recounting until the Supreme Court stopped them. If Trump is far ahead on Election Day, there will be pitched battles in swing states to count ballots in Democrat areas that arrive late or that don’t comply with the rules, and to disqualify valid ballots in Republican areas. The “Red Mirage” theory is the excuse to try.

Having spent four years perfecting resistance litigation against Trump, there is little doubt that Democrats will try to find a judge somewhere somehow who will issue an injunction or other relief to enable this theft to take place. Such relief may not ultimately prevail, but it will further the chaos.

I don’t think we’ll get to a situation where we have to figure out what the Presidential Succession Act of 1947 means in such a situation. Because if we do, and there is no elected President by January 20, 2021, then hell will already have broken loose not because of a Red Mirage, but because of post-Election Day mischief.


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This is why full mail balloting without request i.e. absentee ballot should be unlawful.

They already know they are going to lose and they intend to take it anyway. Republicans have always been easy to bulldoze since we lean toward civility and politeness. I don’t know what will happen if we grow a spine and don’t allow them to keep counting until they win.

The victory has to be larger than the margin of fraud
The margin is much bigger today than yesterday
The victory has to be soul crushing large

    smalltownoklahoman in reply to rabid wombat. | September 1, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    This essentially! It needs to be this overwhelming or the riots will be just a preview of what is coming as the Dems try to steal the election!

    Also VOTE IN PERSON! Almost all of the fraud will occur AFTER election day and involving late Democrat ballots almost exclusively (Mail-in is mandatory in Oregon). This will give everyone else a chance to see for themselves how fraudulent the process is when so many Dem ballots are disqualified.

    Voters across the spectrum will be outraged. NO MORE MAIL-IN BALLOTING!

There is a reason Soros has been funding Secretary of State positions at the state level for years. They can steal the election even in a red state. The Commies always play the long game.

And commies have always said you don’t need to win the vote, just win who counts the vote.

Our elections are sick. We know that cheating occurs, we know how to make cheating easier and we know that everybody will be angry and the election results will not be trusted.

The tried and tested election methods are to vote in person with a verifiable identification while under the scrutiny of poll watchers from both parties.

The very idea of moving to a non-trusted voting method defeats the election from the very get-go and renders a peaceful transition of power all but impossible.

    Ironclaw in reply to stablesort. | September 1, 2020 at 11:52 pm

    It’s not as if we got a peaceful transition last time either. The communist Obastard did everything possible to sabotage Trump.

When I speak with family and friends about voting, some of them just won’t vote. They either think voting doesn’t matter or they don’t want to endure jury duty.

I gave up pressuring them a long time ago, because of this built-in resistance.

However, this year is different. I’m going to be pressuring people, because it is nothing less than determining how people will die in the riots. If Trump wins by a margin that can’t be eliminated by fraud, it will literally save lives. We won’t ever know whose lives were saved, but we know lives will be saved.

Time to start guilting people I know.

Voter registration closes soon.

This gives cover for ballot stuffing and if not… that Trump stole the election. They think it is a win-win but for all it will be a lose-lose. Stealing an election right in front of our eyes. Jeffrey Epstein …. now long forgotten…is a perfect example.

Official versions of Ballot Box 13 – authenticated & approved by the Estate of LBJ® – being manufactured as I write,

Many third world countries have better Election security than the USA. It’s insane that republicans haven’t come up with some election integrity measures in the last 4 years, especially with the dems’ BS about “Russian Collusion” to justify it. If that useless RINO POS Paul Ryan had done his job, we wouldn’t have to worry so much about this. It’s not hard: National voter ID requiring proof of citizenship; paper ballots counted by machines; in person or notarized requests for absentee ballots; cross-checking of voter data with other states to make sure people are voting where they live, and not in multiple states; clearing dead people off the rolls; little or no early and mail in voting; no ballot harvesting. Why can’t we do these things? When Trump had both houses of Congress, that should have been job one, and building the wall as well.

    PrincetonAl in reply to JuliaV. | September 1, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    “Stalin said it doesn’t matter who votes, but who counts the votes.“

    Republicans should be spending their time fighting this battle at the congressional level and at the state level. If they don’t fix this, it will eventually get past the point of no return

    Where is our version of the voting rights act? DOJ investigating vote fraud in Dem strongholds? Our campaigns at the state level to fix voter fraud?

    I agree 100% that this is one of the single biggest long term threats to our Republic: a margin of victory by fraud for the Dems that can’t be overcome in purple states.

“Red Mirage,” huh?

Well, I can see why they’d think the old name for this—the “Al Franken Effect”—wouldn’t be a winner.

Ultimately, the state’s trying to adopt last minute mail out and mail in of ballots are setting themselves up for failure.

Every ballot with a flawed signature can and should be contested. If there are not enough election officials to make a ruling by the state mandated certification date much less the 35 day safe harbor tough, your electors don’t get seated.

If the d plan is to sabotage their own voters and then demand more time, more resources, special accommodation it must be rejected. Obviously they are.attempting to stretch out the counting of ballots in order to ‘find’ enough ‘misplaced ‘ ballots to swing the election state by state.

The red mirage scenario is apt. Florida and TX along with many if not most red states will be able to announce final returns on election day. States that can only release that days total but not incoming ballots must be made to follow each and every protocol of their election law. Party monitors in every location where ballots are housed or counted, attorney on standby ready to have judges issue injunctions to follow the law without exception.

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to CommoChief. | September 2, 2020 at 8:37 am

    Every ballot in every state that shotguns out ballots to everyone on their voter registration rolls without proper verification should be contested. Make each state that does that prove each and every ballot is valid. And pay particular attention to those democrat precincts so it’ll be harder for them to pull their shenanigans.

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to CommoChief. | September 2, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Obviously they are.attempting to stretch out the counting of ballots in order to ‘find’ enough ‘misplaced ‘ ballots to swing the election state by state.

    And I’m cynical enough to think that the whole “mail in ballot” issue is just a red herring and the actual “count” of the mail in ballots is irrelevant to the democrats. Their plan is to use the confusion and chaos of counting mail in votes to delay the results long enough so that through the operation of the Constitution the whole thing is thrown to Congress to be decided. The only saving grace being that (1) each state gets only one vote in the matter and (2) Congress has to make a decision by 4 March following the election or the VP becomes president (that would be Pence). So Pelosi and the rest of the usual suspects can’t muck about forever, they have to make a decision.

    But at this point the democrats don’t care about the ballot counts. They want to cause enough fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) so the whole thing is thrown to Congress and they can cut out the electorate in the decision.

    But I’m a cynic. Your mileage may vary. 🙂

      If ballots are contested then House and Senate races could be contested as they are on the ballot also. On January 3, 2021 all house members step down for the newly elected members and 1/3 of the senators (20 R and 10 D) step down. This could be a real mess.

      That’s not how it works.

      1. The decision only goes to Congress if nobody gets a majority in the electoral college. That isn’t going to happen. On Jan 3, assuming there is a congress, it will count whatever votes came in, from those states that managed to chose their electors by Dec 14. If a state hasn’t chosen its electors by Dec 14 it will just not be able to send in any votes.

      2. The relevant date is Jan 20, not Mar 4.

      3. If there’s no vote by Jan 20 Pence would not take over, because he would no longer be VP. So (assuming a congress had been elected) it would go to the speaker. If there’s no election result, so there’s no house of reps and there are only 67 senators, it would go to the president pro tem, which would be Pat Leahey.

There is a coup afoot, and the Progressives – Democrats – Marxists (all the same, in the end) are preparing the battlespace:

I wouldn’t be surprised to find that Mitch McConnell and the Republican Establishment are part of the plot.

Close? By close you mean that Trump wins and gets something less than 100% of the vote? But seriously, any margin that is less than 20% will be close enough for the dems to contest and the number of presidential elections that have had that large a margin you could probably count on one hand.

“It’s insane that republicans haven’t come up with some election integrity measures in the last 4 years, especially with the dems’ BS about “Russian Collusion” to justify it.”

The GOPe has been too busy paying off their Chamber of Commerce masters to worry about the people who voted for them.

Incidentally, the CofC is backing Communists in this election:

I predict that the kind of situation described here would hammer the stock market and the more people think it is possible the more market action could turn mediocre before November 3. Covid was a “Black Swan” event early this year. This could be another.

Democrats are committing fraud right in front of our eyes.
They feel free to do it out in the open because they fear no retribution or punishment.

    Disco Stu_ in reply to Exiliado. | September 2, 2020 at 8:14 am

    Nor even nationwide “journalistic” reporting of any substance of these potential genuine threats.

    Anyone who consumes their “news” solely from approved #MSM outlets is clueless.

This exact scenario was perpetrated in Washington State in 2004. Republican Rossi won, but the Dems kept demanding recounts and hauling in bundles of questionable ballots until Dem Chris Gregoire had barely surpassed Rossi’s ballots.

The Republicans objected, but the Dems controlled the state Supreme Court, who allowed all the questionable ballots to be counted.

If you want documentation of how the “Red Mirage Theory” works in practice, look at the WA governor election in 2004. (Wikipedia gives the Democrat interpretation of the facts.)

They ran a BS investigation to overthrow the President for 4 years. We know they are going to cheat. How are Republicans going to stop them?

Prelude to massive fraud. The Broward County model of fraud which has been proven to allow the most votes. I have explained how she does it before here.

I don’t understand why Republicans aren’t already suing in these states to stop mail ballots.

Don’t they understand that if the Democrats steal the election from Trump that they are also going to steal the elections of the Senate and increase their count in the House? Also maybe even governors will be lost to the Democrat party.

The Dems besides talking about a red mirage have also been yapping about a blue wave.

    Milhouse in reply to TheOldZombie. | September 3, 2020 at 2:25 am

    Sue on what grounds? State law says how elections are run in each state. Any suit would have to be brought in state court, and if state law allows what they’re doing there’s nothing to sue for.

      BierceAmbrose in reply to Milhouse. | September 3, 2020 at 6:35 pm

      Sue on whatever grounds win’t get anyone disbarred.

      No judgment is final. If you “lose” you appeal.

      The point is fodder to provision propaganda and psy-ops. Soviet handbooks on this have been published in the West for decades.

      Or just note what our Screaming-D compatriots have been doing for a couple decades. Er – generations.

      It’s never over till you drop the action. Just don’t drop the action. Ask General Flynn.

      Getting legit voter counts is ideal. Other worthy outcomes include: tangle up, disrupt, demoralize the opposition, dirty up any outcome they claim n generate copy for the intros n bumpers for the rest of time: “Now, throwing to controversial Soros-backed former contested-state A G Apparatchek-guy for comment…”


      Alinsky was one of the nicer ones…

Anacleto Mitraglia | September 2, 2020 at 4:38 am

Ok, here’s my uninvited opinion of a non-American citizen – but your outcome in November will impact the whole world.
I reckon it’s too late to make changes now, althoug this Administration has had almost 4 years to get ready. But:
1) Voting should be made easier. More precisely: easier voting process, harder, way harder cheating. At all levels: if you don’t turn out to vote for your Governor, Senator or even DA, see what happens. Voting at the primaries is also important.
2) Voting in person and with a valid ID should be the general rule. For citizens resident abroad, soldiers, people in Hospitals, ppl living in remote communities or on an offshore oil rig:
3) No mail. No absentee ballot. Too easy to steal. I have a phone that’s under 100 $ and it knows my fingerprint. If it’s safe enough for my home banking, it’s safe for voting too.
4) Launch an official, gov’t released app for voting, with fingerprint or face reconnoissance security. It’s also immediate. If you want it 100% safe you can make a public record of all wired votes: you can check in real time if your vote is counted.
5) The voting process should be identical in all States
6) The counting of ballots, if not the voting itself, should happen at the same time everywhere. It’s nonsensical that you have results outpouring from Maine when ballots are still open in California and barely started in Hawaii. It just gives ammo to the cheaters.

It’s the perfect storm of apocalypse then masks and distancing to mail voting is the only solution

We used to be able to get this done in one day counting the votes by hand! Thanks to modern science and technology, we can’t even do it right in several weeks! Let’s go back to one man, one ballot, one day, paper ballots!

    In my “backward, redneck” southern state, we register at least two weeks prior to an election. When I enter the polling station I show my driver’s license, which is scanned for verification. I’m given a paper ballot to mark and I carry the ballot to a scanner where it’s checked and counted and I get a receipt for it. If I want, after the process is verified by the state SoS I can drill down to my polling station to get vote totals. The process is transparent from end to end.

    I won’t say there is absolutely no chance whatsoever of ballot fraud but, if we can do it, it seems the more “advanced, enlightened” states can to it too. Maybe those states aren’t so enlightened and advanced after all.

I have heard some buzz about Biden retaining something like 600 lawyers getting set up for election/vote challenges.

No surprise there.

Even C|Net, which started out as strictly a technology reporting organization, has now become political. They have jumped on the “progress”ive band wagon, saying mail-in voting is safe and secure. They’ve also caught some much deserved flak from readers for going political. I forget who bought them a few years ago but it’s one of the left leaning MSM.

    DSHornet in reply to DSHornet. | September 2, 2020 at 10:13 am

    After checking I found out that C|Net is owned by CBS Interactive, meaning Viacom. That explains it. If an article mentions politics in any way, we’ll know how trustworthy it is.

How about this:
When the deadline for turning in ballots is reached, ABSOLUTELY NO further ballots are allowed. PERIOD.
AND the polling officials responsible for those precincts are automatically fired and an automatic lawsuit filed for “deprivation of civil rights under color of authority”.

The only excuses allowed should literally be “flooding cut me off from city hall” and such.

That is along with the requirements for voter ID, poll watchers, dual custody of ballots, signatures and witnesses for absentees, etc.

high percentage of mail-in ballots that have been disqualified as non-compliant in Democrat primaries

I wouldn’t expect that to continue into the general election. The Democrats will push for nothing to be disqualified.

Way more Democrats will vote by mail than Republicans, due to fears of the coronavirus, and it will take days if not weeks to tally these

It shouldn’t. If they are not counted by the deadline, disqualify them. To do otherwise is to invite fraud.

    Voyager in reply to randian. | September 2, 2020 at 10:35 am

    Who says they don’t want fraud?

      Grrr8 American in reply to Voyager. | September 2, 2020 at 11:53 am

      It’s the top bullet point of their talking points.

      The rest of us (except the clueless that exclusively watch the “mainstream media”) know that the Democrats understand that the only way to “defeat” Trump is to steal the election.

      The fact that they’re planning to execute this should be all that’s required to understand that they’re revolutionaries who have zero regard for our country, our Constitution, our Republic, and our citizens.

      CorkyAgain in reply to Voyager. | September 3, 2020 at 2:12 pm

      Their opposition to voter ID is all the proof I need of their intention to cheat.

If democrats manage to take the election through fraud there will be war.

They’re promoting this idea that Biden’s victory is “foreordained”, laying the groundwork for “obviously, Trump cheated to win.” They want blood in the streets. There will be, can almost guarantee it.

Add a fingerprint to each ballot and ID the fingerprints before the ballot is accepted.

If no President has been elected by the Electoral College by 1/20/21, I believe that the House of Representatives makes the decision, with one vote per state, which favors the Republicans, Although we should, if that happens, expect a flood of Hollywood types exhorting the members of the House to “respect the will of the [elite] people” and elect Biden. It is a good thing that Bush v. Gore was decided 20 years ago, since, ultimately, there is a good chance that this ends up in the Supreme Court, and there is at least a precedent that the Court has decided this once before. The Supreme Court may have to step in, if, for example, Mrs. Pelosi refuses to call the House into session to make a decision that she knows will come out the way she does not want it to come out. In the absence of a President or a vice president, then, conveniently, she becomes President. Another possibility, in that event, is that the Republicans retain control of the Senate, and Mitch McConnell calls the Senate into session to elect Pence as vice president starting January 20th, and on that basis, Pence becomes President. Most oddly, this could happen even if the Senate is split 50-50 as of January 1st when the new Senate takes office, and Pence, still in his 1st term as vice president, casts the 51st deciding vote for himself.

    Milhouse in reply to RRRR. | September 3, 2020 at 2:33 am

    If no President has been elected by the Electoral College by 1/20/21, I believe that the House of Representatives makes the decision,

    But that’s not going to happen. The electoral college will make a decision, it just may not have the full complement of 538 electors. However many votes are cast on Dec 14 will be counted by congress on Jan 3. (I wrote earlier assuming there is a congress, but of course there is guaranteed to be a congress; it’s just that might consist of only 66 senators and no representatives.)

    and there is at least a precedent that the Court has decided this once before.

    No, there isn’t. Bush v Gore was about how a recount of the popular vote could be held in Florida, in the vote for that state’s electors. No court has yet interfered in an actual presidential election, not even in 1876.