The “Miracle” in The Basement
by Andy Joppa
“Do you believe in miracles? Yes!”
Al Michaels’ exclamation at the end of the United States’ 4-3 upset of the USSR in the 1980 Olympic hockey semifinals is the greatest call in the history of American sportscasting. It became, “The Miracle on Ice.”
I can almost hear Jill Biden screaming the same words on the morning of November 4th. Her husband’s apparent victory in that election needed a true miracle as compared to merely one sport team defeating another. It would rank right up there with converting water to wine at the wedding feast. A real, honest to goodness, miracle.
However, this became a more and more a dubious miracle as we found out the incredible level of fraud surrounding this election. Divine intervention was not to be suspected. There is no reason to believe there was a miracle with Biden’s win that could not be explained, demanded to be explained, by voter fraud. If you found out that there was a Russian goal subtracted, and an extra goal added to the American hockey’s team score, you would then have a correspondence between The Miracle on Ice and The Miracle in The Basement.
Patrick Basham, author of a piece calling the 2020 election “deeply puzzling” told FNC’s Mark Levin on Sunday evening that based on “non-polling metrics” it is extremely unlikely that President Trump lost the 2020 election, He specifically cited “historically low ballot rejection rates” and “not statistically impossible, but statistically implausible” trends. Basham, being a pollster and statistician, did not refer to the problems associated with Dominion or other mechanisms for vote manipulation.
The media on The Left (but I repeat myself) tried to make this statement a “door opener’ for the Biden win…in other words they wanted “statistically not impossible” to matter. That is traditionally called, “Grasping at straws.” Here is an example of what,” not statistically impossible means.” For example: It is not statistically impossible, for one person to win 10 national lotteries in a row, each having odds of 40 million to one. However, the degree of implausibility is so high that to accept that as having occurred would require divine intervention or… far more likely, the rigging of the lottery.
Basham went deeper, “Let’s consider party registration trends, how the candidates did in their respective presidential primaries, the number of individual donations, and how much enthusiasm each candidate generated in the opinion polls. In 2016, they all indicated strongly that Donald Trump would win against most of the public polling…That was again the case in 2020…only more so.”
“…So if we are to accept that Biden won against the trend of all these non-polling metrics, it not only means that one of these metrics was inaccurate… for the first time ever, it means that each one of these metrics was wrong for the first time and at the same time as all of the others.” Not impossible but highly implausible.
Basham added, “If you look at the results, you see how Donald Trump improved his national performance over 2016 by almost 20%,” he said. “No incumbent president has ever lost a reelection bid if he’s increased his vote total. Obama went down by three and a half million votes between 2008 and 2012, but still won comfortably.”
“… you see that Donald Trump did very well, even better than four years earlier, with the white working class. He held his own with women and suburban voters against all or most of the polling expectations, did very well with Catholics, improved his vote among Jewish voters,” he said. “He had the best minority performance for a Republican since Richard Nixon in 1960, doing well with African-Americans, and importantly with Hispanics …Trump, who with over 74 million votes is considered to have the second-best performance of any candidate in history (as Biden is said to have over 80 million).” In reality, Donald Trump is the most popular president in American history…and he’s earned it.
Returning to earlier comments, Basham cited a “historically low ballot rejection rate” as but one possible factor behind the president losing reelection…Rejection rates, which in the primaries earlier this year were well into the double-digits and which historically have often been very, very high in these key swing states, or at least in the key swing counties, we saw rejection rates of less than one percent, often very close to zero,” he said. “With a major increase in absentee ballots due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is “implausible,” based on voter experience in the area, that so few ballots would be rejected.
Published Friday, the piece created a stir online as Basham declared, “If only cranks find the tabulations strange, put me down as a crank.” The “tabulations” he speaks of includes remarkable, even historic statistics showing that President Donald Trump was on his way to being reelected, but for three cities in three battleground states — these being “exactly the locations necessary to secure victory” for Joe Biden. Not impossible buy highly implausible.
Yet, the corrupt media establishment, seemingly content with the perceived outcome of the 2020 election, exercises zero intellectual curiosity about these anomalies.
“Something very strange happened in America’s democracy in the early hours of Wednesday, November 4 and the days that followed,” he wrote. “It’s reasonable for a lot of Americans to want to find out exactly what.”
95% of Republicans voted for the president — so much for the myth of a Never Trump army — and that Trump earned the highest share of minority votes for a Republican since 1960. “Trump grew his support among black voters by 50 percent over 2016,” Basham said. “Nationally, Joe Biden’s black support fell well below 90 percent, the level below which Democratic presidential candidates usually lose.”
The president also increased his share of the national Hispanic vote to 35%, noting that with 60% or less of the national Hispanic vote, it’s “arithmetically impossible for a Democratic presidential candidate to win Florida, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico.” Not impossible but highly implausible.
“Trump did better in bellwether states than in 2016, with big wins in Florida, Ohio and Iowa. …Since 1852, only Richard Nixon has lost the electoral college after winning this trio, and that 1960 defeat to John F. Kennedy is still the subject of great suspicion,” wrote Basham.
He stressed that Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin “always swing in the same direction as Ohio and Iowa… Yet, Biden “won” in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin because of an apparent avalanche of black votes in Detroit, Philadelphia, and Milwaukee,” the pollster said. “Biden’s ‘winning’ margin was derived almost entirely from such voters in these cities, as coincidentally his black vote spiked only in exactly the locations necessary to secure victory.” A phenomenon that did not repeat itself in comparable states. Not impossible but highly implausible.
Biden won a “record low of 17 percent of counties,” well below what Barack Obama won, yet he shattered Obama’s record vote total by more than 10 million. Joe Biden is on track to smash one of Barack Obama’s records. If Mr. Biden takes office, he will have set a new low for the percentage of counties won by a successful US presidential candidate – just 17 per cent. The former Democratic Vice President appears to have secured an electoral college victory with just 477 out of the country’s 3143 counties and county-equivalents. The Democrat also had no down-ballot coattails, with Republicans seeing a ‘red wave’ in the House, winning all 27 toss-up contests. Not impossible but highly implausible.
One final, smoking gun anomaly. If you only had this one piece of information, it would document large scale SYSTEMIC fraud in Georgia. Trump was ahead of Biden with 89% of the vote counted. The next 53 batches of ballots that came in were all EXACTLY the same. In each of the 53 batches, Biden received exactly 50.05% of the vote and Trump 49.05%. 53 batches, from all over the state, showed exactly the same percentage breakdown. This was not statistically impossible…but plausibly, rationally, and logically beyond any possibility of honest occurrence.
There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that President Trump won this election in an electoral landslide…and it is obvious to any fair observer. That is the only possible outcome in this election that is both statistically validated and, by every consideration, completely plausible. It is not impossible that Joe Biden won this election, but that plausibility approaches zero.
President Trump can never concede this election. He would have to deny everything he knows to be true and turn his back on his nearly hundred million fervent supporters.
It is this election where the battle for America must be fought…not future elections…not the Republicans will do this or that…not that there will be a great awakening of Leftist Americans. It must be fought now…a battle to the finish.