Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson, (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President

Thomas Jefferson Quote

“I could think of no worse example for nations abroad, who for the first time were trying to put free electoral procedures into effect, than that of the United States wrangling over the results of our presidential election, and even suggesting that the presidency itself could be stolen by thievery at the ballot box.”

Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson
~ Thomas Jefferson

Ratings and Comments

Trevor, Ponchatoula

You would think this man was talking about a recent election

Waffler, Smith, Arkansas

Sure is nice to have a clear election for a change!

jim k, austin

Dems in Chicago and Duval County, Texas stole elections for years. " Landslide Lyndon" was elected by a margin of 87 votes after a recount. The slogan in Duval county,always the last precincts counted, was "tell us how many votes you need." Wonder how many votes were stolen by Acorn in this election.

E Archer, NYC

The American people should spend more time making sure the voting process is more accountable and transparent. It's not the voting that counts, it is the counting! Any state or county that uses electronic voting without paper trail CANNOT BE TRUSTED.

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RBESRQ    11/5/08

E. you are four years late on this quote - the last two elections (2000 and 2004) were both stolen. Today America has been vindicated and now is a time for cooperation and a coming together not devision and hatred which has been the clarion call of the GOP - waffler did you mean "clean"

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    RBESRQ    11/5/08

    Archer, I agree 100%

    Ken, Allyn, WA

    We have been witnessing a classic example of projection from the left for years. Because they are so willing to cheat and intimidate their opposition, they believe everyone is likely to behave that way. If you think this election was any "cleaner" than any other, you are delusional. Thievery has a long tradition at the ballot box, from buying votes, to cartoon characters, to the undead, and felons voting.

    Waffler, Smith, Arkansas

    Yes, RBE SRQ clean also. Apparently Ken has never heard of Rove, dividing group against group, etcetera. If Ken does know that know that this election was clearer and cleaner than the two elections "won" by "landslide W" he must be smoking the same things as Mike from Norwalk.

    warren, olathe

    How can you trust paper ballots? It seems that they are the easiest to stuff. Do you not remember 2000? Every election we have endless evidence of the Dems cheating but aside from a few arrests the root of the problem never gets addressed. The motor voter legislation was just the beginning of the end of elections in this country. We now have cities like Indianapolis that end up with more people registered to vote than Indy has citizens. Acorn paid one guy in money and cigarettes to register 76 times. Daffy duck buggs bunny and the Dallas Cowboys vote any where they want to across the nation. The Democrats orchestrate massive dumping of registrations in precincts so as to make it impossible for the people to verify the legitimacy of the voters. In St. Louis busses were taken from precinct to precinct so a large no. of people could vote as many times as they could. A judge ordered the polls to stay open so it could continue. Right now a senate race in Minnesota is being stolen. Votes keep mysteriously showing up out of nowhere and all of them are for the Democrat. I fear that more laws are going to be changed now with Obama in power so as to make it so easy to cheat that the Dems will be almost impossible to get out of office. Freedom of speech is the first they are going to attack. When that goes the rest is going to be easy. They will get to do whatever they want.

    E Archer, NYC
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    E Archer, NYC warren, olathe 10/18/20

    Thankfully, the incompetence of Obama and the Democratic House and Senate couldn't push through the agenda they had been promising for eons.  Trump has done more in one term than any president in history IMHO and while facing off a hostile Congress and the Deep State.  The 2020 election is going to be an epic display of blatant corruption.  It will be a test of the nation's soul.

    warren, olathe

    Waffler you are so full of it. The Dems are the ones that continually try to pit group against group. This has been the dirtiest and most corrupt election in my lifetime. It is only going to get worse. When misdeeds are rewarded they only become more prevalent.

    bruski, naples FL

    Let's get to work and fix America.

    Back to rule of law and our U.S. Constitution.

    Semper Fi.

    Ronw13, Oregon

    Overwhelming the corruption, 2016 Trumps wins the Election !!

    Mick, Manchester

    If the consensus of opinion is that no U.S. election is straight then is it time for independent monitoring?

    cal, Lewisville, Texas

    Wasn't it Josef Stalin who said ,"It doesn't matter how the voters vote, but who counts the votes."

    RBE, Florida

    They tried but failed.....

    Patrick Henry, Red Hill

    In Thomas Jefferson's day, our nation did not possess an immense population of useful idiots and fellow travelers whose singular, psychotic ambition was to be instruments of the dissolution of our inestimable, irreplaceable Republic.

    The monomaniacal power mongers among us have been endeavoring, for decades, by all unholy means available to them, to render our electoral process a burlesque, a travesty.

    This election season, their designs have been thwarted, evidently.

    E Archer, NYC
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    E Archer, NYC Patrick Henry, Red Hill 10/18/20

    The burlesque and travesty has only just begun. ;-)

    Mary - MI
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    Mary - MI    11/9/16

    Thomas Jefferson would be calling the Democrats, "DEPLORABLES."

    Mike, Norwalk

    Now that the Trumpeters have had their way with the ballot box - Hitlery's discontented malefactors are saying she actually got the popular vote. Jefferson gets more accurate as the years go on.

    E Archer, NYC
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    E Archer, NYC Mike, Norwalk 10/18/20

    Who could have contemplated the lengths they would go to thwart Trump at every turn with the MSM leading the charge?  4 years later, Hillary still hasn't conceded the election and the Democrats are taking their game to new depths. 


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