I sent the open letter below to Virginia’s legislative leaders and others concerning the 2020 election results and process. This discussion matters as selecting our leaders is a biblically based natural right.[i] It comes from God. One place this right is found in scripture is mentioned below.
Obtain for yourselves men who are wise, discerning, and informed from your tribes, and I will appoint them as your heads.’ And you answered me and said, ‘The thing which you have said to do is good.’ So I took the heads of your tribes, wise and informed men, and appointed them as heads over you, commanders of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens, and officers for your tribes.
Then I ordered your judges at that time, saying, ‘Hear the cases between your fellow countrymen and judge righteously between a person and his fellow countryman, or the stranger who is with him. You are not to show partiality in judgment; you shall hear the small and the great alike. You are not to be afraid of any person, for the judgment is God’s.’ Deut. 1:13-7
This natural right concerns justice. Government requires the consent of the governed in protecting our natural and other rights. Those elected incur a moral duty of serving those who elected them. This occurs in at least a couple of ways. First, as we see above, they are to judge impartially. Further, their judgement is to promote common good, as is our individual decision making. By serving the community, they in turn serve God.
It is all connected. But in a society like America’s, founded on Biblical principles, leadership serves society rather than rules. It is time to return to that principle, and ensure the people we select concur. If you agree, I hope you’ll add your voice with your concerns.
Peace and Blessings.
OPEN LETTER TO VIRGINIA HOUSE OF DELEGATES AND SENATE
September 23, 2021
Del. Eileen Filler-Corn, Speaker of the House
Del. Chamiele Herring, House Majority Leader
Del. C. Todd Gilbert, House Minority Leader
Sen. Dick Saslaw, Senate Majority Leader
Sen. Tommy Norment, Senate Minority Leader
Dear Delegates and Senators:
Tomorrow the Arizona ballot audit results for Maricopa County are scheduled to be released. It is expected the results will not be pretty. Preliminary information from several weeks ago indicate the certified results will be off by hundreds of thousands of votes – for just one county. Last month’s Cyber Symposium data indicated there were over 140,000 votes switched within the voting machine tabulation process throughout that entire state. Finally, the recently completed canvass of the Maricopa County election indicates there were over 300,000 fraudulent votes in that one county alone.
This is important because these figures represent three different (largely non-additive) types of fraud. The audit concerned ballot fraud. The Symposium tabulating fraud. And the canvassing voter role fraud. The Arizona figures are relevant as the same Symposium results indicate over 184,000 votes within Virginia were mis-tabulated. Further, an analysis by former Capt. Seth Keshel indicates there were conservatively another 217,000 over-votes in the Virginia 2020 election based on an analysis of historical voting trends, population growth, and new voter registrations. And none of this addresses the potential for ballot fraud, particularly that related to mail-in voting.
Our federal constitution makes the state legislatures responsible and accountable for the voting process – including its integrity. This is not a Democrat or Republican party issue, but a Virginia one. We respectfully request the legislature come together and pass simple meaningful change to address the underlying issues. While Virginia uses ES&S machines rather than the Dominion machines used in Arizona, both use the same underlying software, and several states using the same machines Virginia uses are also undergoing forensic audits.
Such simple things as single day voting and picture identification also reduce the potential for fraud. After all, a picture id is required for many other things in society such as purchasing alcohol or tobacco, conducting bank transactions, purchasing a home, drive, obtaining prescriptions, and signing-in for doctor appointments. These are all less important than our right to vote. If this is so, then we should either require picture ids be presented when voting or have no picture ids at all. That choice is yours to make, but doing anything other than either of those choices is illogical and immoral.
Who won the election isn’t the point. What does matter is the election process is badly broken. We hope you will simply do the right thing. The people of Virginia are watching, and your actions will be judged accordingly.
[i] Wolf, Dan, p.111-8, A Handbook of Natural Rights, Living Rightly Publications, 2018.