Updated: Aug 12, 2021
A voting system, in any kind of political election, must be PROVEN to have integrity BEFORE it is used. It must not fail in its primary purpose, no matter what the circumstances. A voting system can be classified as a "mission critical system," which, if one borrows from Wikipedia, is defined as follows:
"A mission critical system is a system that is essential to the survival of a business or organization. When a mission critical system fails or is interrupted, business operations are significantly impacted."
Keep in mind that when we say a system "must not fail, " we realize we are stating the impossible. All systems have some probability of failing, even those labeled mission critical. Therefore, what we really mean is that a mission critical system has been designed, engineered, and tested to the point, where those who use it are comfortable with the risk associated with potential failure. We encounter many mission critical systems in our lives. Banking is a common example. It's true that banks can fail, but they come with a guarantee that mitigates the possibility, making their use widespread and socially beneficial. Manned space flight is another example, where failure can mean death, yet space exploration continues because of human ingenuity and pure heroism.
A voting system is mission critical. If it cannot be relied upon to perform its intended purpose, and those in charge will not bring it to mission critical operation quality, there are only two outcomes; tyranny or revolution. For the most part, citizens of a free society control their destiny through free and fair elections. If elections are not fair, the party that rules is invariably the party that has mastered trickery, deception, and power abuse. Citizens opposed to such misuse of power must either live under oppression, or resort to violence in order to regain freedom.
In the 2020 Presidential election, mail in voting was used on a massive scale, and justified by the existence of a pandemic. We were told fallacies that voters couldn't safely social distance at the polls, that we couldn't set aside voting blocks for the elderly or infirmed, and that mail in voting was reliable and secure.
The ways in which fraud could have been committed in the mail in voting system used during the 2020 election were not endless. However, it doesn't take the talent of Agatha Christie to contrive a significantly large number of highly possible fraudulent scenarios that could have, and likely DID, occur. They could have occurred in parallel, and at enough voting places, to change the election results.
For goodness sake, there was an unmonitored drop off box in a parking lot near my Starbucks, where anyone could have dumped hundreds of fraudulent ballots on multiple occasions throughout the EXTENDED voting season! Others can comment with their stories of these "fraud-bazaars," which wouldn't be possible in any mission critical system. In the end, crafty politicians stole the election from President Trump, and reversed the will of the people, while corrupt media and high tech silenced American voices of truth.
"Prove it!" is a common retort when such statements are made. The correct response is, "No! YOU prove that mail in voting meets the requirements of a mission critical system. If you can't, you've helped pave the road toward tyranny, or revolution."
Michael Malgeri is the creator of the “Johnny Profit” series of children’s books, which teaches young people about Capitalism. He is a co-author of #ROCKME, a Congressional Resolution that stands for "Rewards Of Capitalism:Knowledge, MORALITY, Empowerment." You can read about #ROCKME here . He’s also involved in projects that spread Capitalist ideas to the young people of Africa. Please visit his website at Kids4biz