By Holly Abernathy –
We all knew something wasn’t right, that something perplexing had happened. We just couldn’t quite put our finger on what it was that had taken place during the 2020 election cycle. Many Americans knew something wasn’t right when they woke up on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. They went to bed with a probable outcome and woke up the next morning to what was shaping up to be an “Election Day Miracle.”
Yet, we were told voter fraud didn’t exist; average Americans were ridiculed and shamed right out of even talking about it. It’s been labeled 2020’s “Big Lie,” and you were a fool or resided in the camp of fools if you believed the “Big Lie,” or even simply had questions. Lawmakers, law enforcement, journalists and the mainstream media, contrary to their job descriptions, weren’t asking any questions either. Major network news headlines followed for months afterwards:
“Exhaustive fact check finds little evidence of voter fraud, but 2020’s ‘Big Lie’ lives on” –PBS Newshour
“Fact check: no evidence of 8 million ‘excess’ Biden votes from 2020 election” –USA Today
“Far too little vote fraud to tip election to Trump, AP finds” –AP
“The Times called officials in every state: No evidence of voter fraud” –The New York Times
“6 Conspiracy theories about the 2020 election – debunked” –CBS News
“Factbox: Trump’s false claims debunked: the 2020 election and Jan. 6 riot” –Reuters
“Republicans cling to voter fraud claims – at their own peril” –U.S. News and World Report
“As GOP lawmakers push for more election fraud charges, prosecutors find few cases” –The Washington Post
The list of headlines goes on and on, even to the current day. But many Americans still have questions, especially with 2022 being a crucial election year. Honesty, integrity, and a free and fair election process may be all that stands between a devastating progressive agenda – with many of the boxes already checked – and an already waning United States as we know it.
2000 Mules, according to their website, premieres May 2 – May 7, 2022. The film claims to prove voter fraud – enough to have made a difference in the outcome of the 2020 presidential election – and show evidence of “mules,” defined in the movie trailer as “a person picking up ballots and running them to the drop boxes.” Of course, the “Election Day Miracle” wasn’t a “miracle” after all, but is 2000 Mules just another toothless claim that media, lawmakers, and law enforcement will continue to ignore just like they did in 2020 and 2021? It was obvious to many that something was wrong, but the events that took place on January 6, 2021 overshadowed and seemingly halted any quests for inquiry.
After January 6, 2021 and much to the dismay of millions of average Americans, no one in power was willing to answer any questions or address any concerns regarding the legitimacy of the soon-to-be sworn in 46th President of the United States.
Just another one of those average Americans, I wrote the following letter to a few members of the Senate after the Inauguration of President Joe Biden.
Today, January 20, 2021, was a dark day in the history of the United States of America. Millions of Americans watched the inauguration of a president they did not elect and where the legality and integrity of the entire election process still remain in question. The voice of a nation, that once seemed loud and strong, was today reduced to a weak, hoarse whisper.
My family and I watched as the entourage walked down empty streets, lined only with soldiers and the occasional reporter, a sight I have never seen before. No crowds, no flags waving, no shouts and cheers, only what appeared to be a pathetic and unsuccessful attempt to display normalcy and legitimacy.
My children didn’t understand what was so different and why I watched in disbelief at the silent streets, with only military and the occasional reporter. It was difficult to find the words to compare years past – the sense of hope that is always felt at the changing hands of an administration – the civility, the reciprocity between crowd and elected official and their family, the hope and faith in true democracy on full display with all the pomp and circumstance. Not this year, not with this administration. I had no words to explain it to my children. Instead, I felt a profound sense of loss for what appeared to be someone else’s country, yet having to accept it was and is mine, ours – and theirs – the next generation.
I am a proud American and Tennessean. I am grateful for this country and consider it a providential gift not to be taken for granted. I am a wife and mother, both which I also consider gifts. Most importantly, I am an imperfect follower of Jesus Christ and am dependent on his grace everyday to live and serve my family and community. It is my privilege and pleasure to raise my children under the same canopy of grace for as long as it is given me to do. Because of this and despite all that transpires, I know He sees and is in control of all things.
But my conscience will not rest without putting the following before you as our elected officials.
How are the American people supposed to believe in the legitimacy of the voting process of these supposed free and fair United States? How do we ever trust again that our vote counts? How do we convince our children that their vote will count? Our democracy has been called into question by refusing to address numerous incidents of voter fraud, many of which have been proven through witness testimony. You began the process on January 6, 2021, but stopped after the abhorrent and horrific events of that day. Do the actions of a few criminals that do not represent the millions justify you quitting the process of proving the integrity of our election process?
The American people have questions. First, why did you question it, and then change your minds after these events that unfolded? One action did not justify the other. Either you believed that there needed to be further investigation, or you were posturing politically. Respectfully, your actions do not make sense and you owe your constituents an explanation and a thorough investigation.
Millions of Americans are no longer a slave to the political tactics we have seen, from both Democrats and Republicans, and for all the things Donald Trump was during his time in office, one thing he did not portray himself to be was part of “the establishment.” Or is he? When did our elected representatives in Washington, D.C. stop serving the will of the American people? Make no mistake, I detest and abhor what took place on January 6, 2021 and do not support violence in any way, but the powers that be have made even the very questioning of government comparable to Soviet Russia or the CCP. Am I now on “a list” for questioning what happened and what will be done? Am I now part of “cancel culture” because of my bio and lack of reason to trust in the process of our election system? Simply put, do our votes even count?
You quit – and the reason why is unclear. Again, it doesn’t make sense. Regardless of what happened, it should not have changed the investigation into potential election fraud. The legitimacy of this presidency is and will remain unclear. The legitimacy of this day and the future for ALL Americans remains unclear as well. Americans want to move forward, but that cannot happen honestly, effectively, and restoratively without clear reasoning and a thorough investigation.
I believe I speak for millions of Americans when I say today was a dark day, but we want to trust and believe that there is hope for a brighter future. But that cannot happen without truth, honest transparency, and a thorough investigation. Election integrity and trust must be restored in the minds of all Americans in order for our Republic to continue to exist. – January 20, 2021, Inauguration Day
The response? Form letters from two state representatives.
2000 Mules claims to show proof, the “smoking gun,” that something fraudulent did indeed happen that changed the outcome of the American 2020 presidential election. 535 Congressional representatives, as well as law enforcement, will have an opportunity to address what really happened in 2020, and restore trust in the American voting process. The future of the country depends on it, because an honest election system is the foundation of a free society. But will 2000 Mules and the claimed exposition of voter fraud make any difference in future elections and election integrity in the United States of America?
As we continue to see, only time will tell.
Holly Abernathy is a communications and creative arts professional. She works in a variety of media and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.6qCreative.com.