(Article by Shane Trejo republished from BigLeaguePolitics.com)
The group of secretaries of state recently convened during their annual summer meeting in Des Moines, Iowa “to create guidelines that would prevent a Maricopa-style forensic audit from ever happening again.”
The only individual who voted against these sinister recommendations was West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner. Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft abstained. Every other active secretary of state present at the meeting voted in favor of the recommendations.
According to Finchem, this shows the depth of the levels of corruption within the electoral system and demonstrate the need for individuals who fully understand the issue of systemic voter fraud to take the reins of power.
“Never in the history of the several States, or even in the history of the United States, have the People surrendered their right to fully scrutinize any election. Such scrutiny goes beyond recounts. It is the Legislature, that is the duly elected representatives of the people, who control this aspect of our consent to be governed, not Secretaries of State, who are executive branch office holders, or appointed, unelected bureaucrats. To prevent any form of audit is not the proper role of the Secretary of State, instead their role is to faithfully execute the laws that Legislature has adopted,” Finchem said in a press release.
“Because of the underlying political questions involving elections, there will always be disagreement on how to handle discrepancies. But nobody can, with a straight face, say that every election is fraud-free. It is the prerogative of a free people to hold their elected representatives accountable for the examination of election results to prove or disprove alleged discrepancies in any electoral contest. How a Legislature chooses to address those discrepancies is its prerogative, attempting to change the perception the polity is little more than manipulation,” he added.
Big League Politics interviewed Finchem about his current run for secretary of state in Arizona, and he underscored the necessity of the forensic audit:
“Arizona secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem recently appeared on Big League Politics Live where the constitutionally-minded state representative explained the problems with the lack of transparency in the voting process of his home state.
“If the citizens are denied the opportunity to scrutinize an election that they believe may be, shall we say, questionable, I think that that’s where we lose a certain power by the people in the democratic process of selecting our elected officials,” Finchem said.
“I mean, after all, we were built on the consent of the governed, that whole idea, and there’s a lot of people who have given up a lot of blood, a lot of treasure, a lot of lives to see to it that that single change…in the way people are government has endured for over 250 years. I don’t want to see an end to it,” he added.
Finchem believes that the American dream is still worth fighting for, and that is why he has refused to budge an inch in the crusade for electoral transparency. He is running for secretary of state on a platform of stopping voter fraud.
“As flawed as it might be, I think that we still are the freest form of government and we need to return back to that freedom, and the only way we can do that is to ensure that our elections are transparent, to ensure that our vote that is cast is not somehow nullified by illegal vote…and the only way we can do that is through scrutiny,” he said.
“It seems very odd to me that the Democrats don’t want to embrace the idea of scrutiny and embrace the idea of an audit because that would be their grand opportunity for them to say, on Joe Biden’s part, ‘Hey Donald, I beat you fair and square. Get over it.’ But that’s not what’s happening here. They’re doing everything they can to obfuscate, to put up roadblocks, to put up nail strips to slow the process down, to make the process go away,” Finchem added.”
If Finchem becomes the next Arizona secretary of state, he will help unearth the corruption that threatens the very essence of American democracy.