There are five levels of abstraction at which I think the 2020 election was/may have been stolen (ie the Democrats illegitimately acquired power). At the highest level of abstraction, the acquisition of power is illegitimate when it is used contrarily to the natural interests of
the governed (or at least a part of it), and I think anyone reading this thread agrees that the Democrats' fundamentally anti-human tyrannical agenda does so. This is not a fedpoast; as the Founders argued prudence must guide any long-term strategy for regime change. At second-
highest level of abstraction, the Democrats stole the election by pushing long-term adverse changes to the political character of the citizenry, notably the "long march" through the institutions (especially education) and also mass immigration. At the middle level of abstraction
the Democrats stole the election through the lying media, Pfizer delaying the vaccine trail results until immediately after the election, the FBI keeping its investigation into Hunter secret while leaking about Trump left and right, the Russian Bounties hoax (eagerly embraced by
GOP Never-Trumpers like Cheney and Sasse etc), etc. These highest three levels of abstraction should make it clear that I am not fundamentally a small-d democrat and that therefore election results do not necessarily bestow legitimacy to power (at their best, they could deliver
good-enough outcomes such that nobody could prudently claim that any alternative system would do better in the long-term, although I'm not at all convinced the current American regime meets this test) although to the extent they demonstrate the underlying balance of power in a
society they could illuminate the prudence or lack thereof of attempting to challenge the regime. At any rate, the second-lowest level of abstraction sense in which the election was stolen is that the election rules were illegally changed in key states, especially in the Midwest
but also in Georgia (Abrams+Kemp/Raffensperger), by governors, state election boards, and activist state courts (contrary to the letter of the statute) to loosen safeguards related to mail-in voting by some combination of weakening/eliminating signature verification, voter ID,
time-stamps, ballot harvesting, and/or ballot drop-boxes, leading to a sharp fall in rejection rates in most states. The "innocent" explanation for these changes is to facilitate voting by those segments of the population unable or unwilling comply with basic instructions (which
seems unlikely to promote democratic legitimacy at the higher levels of abstraction) but these illegally-made changes also reduced safeguards against fraud. Finally, at the lowest-level of abstraction in regards to the election being stolen, ie literal voter-fraud, there is not
yet enough evidence to establish this, but there were irregularities involved in the vote-counting process (especially in Atlanta and Philadelphia) which still have not yet been adequately explained, in addition to many affidavits regarding mail-in ballot irregularities and the
statistical irregularities pointed out by Revolver News, which are more suspicious in conjunction with the Democrats' push to gut mail-in ballot safeguards. Concerns about mail-in ballot fraud were not invented by Trump: the NYT was concerned with mail-in ballot fraud in 2012,
the 2020 Paterson NJ municipal election was invalidated due to mail-in election fraud, and a Philadelphia judge pled guilty to committing voter fraud on behalf of various Democratic candidates in the last 5 years. In addition, I don't think the Trump campaign got a fair day in
court; even the SCOTUS was clearly loathe to even overturn PA's plainly unconstitutional election law changes, everyone knew the likely violent reaction to the courts moving towards invalidating the election, and even ostensibly "conservative" courts like the WI Supreme Court
upheld the state's plainly illegal election-law changes (in the direction of reducing safeguards) by hiding behind the "laches" doctrine for instance. Anyway, I've noticed a distinction on this issue between right-of-center boomers and zoomers I know: the former are generally
absolutely convinced that the election was literally stolen (which makes sense in a way since their cohort *did* vote strongly for Trump with Biden's advantage coming from demographic and generational replacement) while the latter, while hardly convinced that the election was
administered accurately, are more blaqpilled and willing to believe that the electorate may have chosen Biden, but therefore believe that the election was stolen in more indirect ways via the media, education system, the great replacement, etc. Overall, I think it's a real
possibility (but unproven) that the election was stolen in the most literal sense, but in the four more abstract ways of understanding political legitimacy listed above, it was certainly stolen IMO.

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