Kari Lake deserves our contempt, but so does an election system that breaks down

New York Times says ‘nothing to see here’

Opinion: Want to kill democracy? Keep screwing up elections, as Maricopa County officials have for a decade.

By Phil Boas || Arizona Republic

Kari Lake is wrong to say the election was stolen. But so is The New York Times to suggest there was nothing wrong with how it was run.

It’s a very old observation that mainstream media is mostly liberal and sees the world as liberals see it.

That’s not a complaint; it’s just the way it is, the nature of a business that attracts more people from the left than the right.

So, it is also clear to me that had the malfunctioning equipment at nearly 1 in 3 Maricopa County polling places frustrated Democratic voters in the same way it did Republicans on Nov. 8, The New York Times never would have parachuted in its crack team of reporters to tell us the election was hunky-dory.

Nor would they have done a sub-headline treatment like this one:

“Ms. Lake’s supporters say in testimonials that they had problems at Phoenix-area polling sites. But a review by The New York Times shows that most of them successfully cast their ballots.”

New York Times says ‘nothing to see here’

The Gray Lady had not come to investigate Maricopa County’s Election Day meltdown. It came to knock down Republican reaction to it.

So it waited 22 paragraphs to offer this:

“Many of the voters’ accounts and the Lake campaign’s claims have their origins in a widespread malfunction of voting equipment early on the morning of Election Day that caused delays and confusion across the Phoenix area.”


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