An Ohio-based tea party activist contends that giant social media powerhouses are trying to use their clout to help the Left "steal" the 2020 presidential election.
Much has been made of recent Fox News polls that showed the top Democratic candidates finishing ahead of President Donald Trump in head-to-head matchups. While at face value they may be a concern for those who hope for a Trump re-election, Tom Zawistowski – president of We the People Convention and the Ohio Citizens PAC – isn't concerned about Trump being able to win a "fair and square" election.
Zawistowski, however, believes there is validity to the claims of San Diego psychologist Dr. Robert Epstein which suggest "fair and square" might not come to pass in November 2020.
"What I'm worried about is the Left stealing the election. What I'm worried about is Dr. Robert Epstein talking about Google, Facebook, and Twitter changing 15 million votes to rig the election. What I'm worried about is voter fraud with illegal aliens in Texas and Arizona and Florida," Zawistowski tells OneNewsNow.
"Those are the things that I worry about – because if it's a really fair American election, Donald Trump wins in a landslide."
OneNewsNow reported on Epstein's comments in July:
… It was social psychologist and AI specialist Dr. Robert Epstein who dropped a bombshell late in the [Senate Judiciary Committee] hearing. His research found that in 2016, Google manipulated two or three million votes in Hillary Clinton's direction – and in 2018, the vote total for Democrats was even larger.
"In 2020, if all these companies are supporting the same candidate, there are 15 million votes on the line that can be shifted without people's knowledge and without leaving a paper trail for authorities to trace," he stated.
According to Zawistowski, those social media companies are out in Ohio trying to get people registered. "… What social media is going to try to do is turn out some voters who haven't voted in a long time by manipulating them through autofill and through their Facebook posts and running ads and things of that nature," he predicts.
Zawistowski also complains that social media giants like Google don't have to abide by the same spending restrictions as he does when running a political action committee.
"… I can only spend $2,400 on a candidate and they can spend $2.4 million! How's that fair? It's not fair," he states. "They're trying to steal our election and we've got to stop them."
In the meantime, …
Democratic frontrunner, Joe Biden, continues to lead by more than 13 points in the latest compilation of Democratic presidential preference polls by RealClearPolitics. But there are reports of uneasiness among Democrats who are concerned about the former vice president's gaffe-prone mental state, and the fact that his campaign has admitted it wants to cut back on his stump time.
Dr. Charles Dunn, a conservative political scientist and professor emeritus of government at Clemson University, argues that Biden is showing the early signs of dementia, resulting in Democratic pundits losing confidence in him.
"They recognize that he has the onset of dementia," Dunn states. "He's not articulate, he's making numerous gaffes. I watch him, I listen to him, and I conclude this is dementia in the offing.
"I've not heard anyone use the term 'dementia,'" he acknowledges, "but I have read and heard some analysts talk around the word dementia. They have said everything but use the word itself."
And Dunn says that doesn't bode well for Biden if he ends up running against Trump.
"Trump speaks with such firm confidence. There's not a weak, fearful bone in Trump's body," says Dunn. "So you'd have the strength of Trump running against the weakness and dementia of Biden."
The head of the Republican National Committee won't go as far as Dunn in assessing Biden's mental fitness. During an interview on Fox News this morning, RNC chair Ronna McDaniel – when asked about Biden's gaffes – conceded that the former vice president appears to be "floundering" on the campaign trail. And she questioned whether Biden is ready for the rigors of the presidency.