Election wasn’t rigged, it was “fortified”
The “Deep State” and “Corporate America” - the authorities and large corporations – used a shadow campaign to ensure that Donald Trump could not become president again. And they kept the protests against the election rigging small.
America was set for chaos. Activists on all political sides prepared for a fight in case something went wrong in the election. In a poll conducted before Election Day, 75% of Americans expressed concerns about violence.
But it remained calm. Both Trump supporters and Trump opponents did not experience the expected chaos. True, there was an incident at the Capitol. But little was seen of the nationwide protests that were predicted.
TIME magazine has come up with a clear explanation:
“Deep State” and “Corporate America” - the authorities and large corporations – used a shadow campaign to ensure that Donald Trump could not become president again. And they worked to keep the protests small.
“There was a conspiracy unfolding behind the scenes, one that both curtailed the protests and coordinated the resistance from CEOs. Both surprises were the result of an informal alliance between left-wing activists and business titans. The pact was formalized in a terse, little-noticed joint statement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO published on Election Day. Both sides would come to see it as a sort of implicit bargain–inspired by the summer’s massive, sometimes destructive racial-justice protests–in which the forces of labor came together with the forces of capital to keep the peace and oppose Trump’s assault on democracy.”
According to the TIME report, the handshake between business and the left was part of a comprehensive bipartisan campaign – an extraordinary shadow effort.
Their work touched every aspect of the election: activists, NGOs and corporations on the left led states to change electoral systems and laws, and helped secure hundreds of millions of dollars in public and private funding. They fended off complaints from voters, recruited armies of election workers and, for the first time, sent millions of people to vote by mail. They successfully put social media companies under pressure to crack down on alleged “disinformation”.
In the end, Trump was right when he said a conspiracy was underway against him.
“That’s why the participants want the secret history of the 2020 election told, even though it sounds like a paranoid fever dream–a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information. They were not rigging the election; they were fortifying it.”
The TIME report tries of course to put everything in a positive light, according to the motto: We wanted to save democracy. But the truth is that democracy in the US has been badly damaged by them.