Big Data to the Rescue: The Electoral College Meets Data Pattern Science

Too many Americans who never had a civics class are learning about the Electoral College, which they are coming to realize may be James Madison’s “Do-Over Button” for times just like these.  (If you are under 35, Madison was a president a long time ago.)

The Electoral College is the last chance to stop a presidential election from going off a cliff.  Let’s take some examples.

What if the presidential candidate of a leading party were caught taking bribes from an American enemy and that was learned after the vote counting began?  What if his son delivered prima facie evidence, and a witness stepped forward weeks before the election and the media suppressed it so the voters never heard a word?  What if a candidate were in early stage dementia and his party and the media hid it? Why We Need the Electo... Ross, Tara Best Price: $14.06 Buy New $13.99 (as of 07:20 EDT - Details)

What if millions of American voices were suppressed utilizing social media, so only the voices of one party were allowed to speak?

Oh my gosh!  How could such things happen?

The Electoral College has a “do-over button.”  States fail to certify the vote, and Congress decides.  Remember, Congress is the house of the people — Nancy Pelosi notwithstanding.

Madison and his pals actually thought that through over two hundred years ago, no kidding.

It applies only to the presidential vote, not to senators or representatives.  The Founders knew how important it was to get the executive thing right.

So just how do we make a case to the Electoral College that massive voter fraud, on an industrial scale, thwarted the will of the American people?

Remember, the Electoral College at this point means six Republican legislatures in swing states! The Three Lives of Jam... Feldman, Noah Best Price: $8.29 Buy New $11.50 (as of 05:01 EST - Details)

Well, there are ways that will not work.  One of them is the long, slow slog through interminable, dusty election precincts, counting one vote here, a dead guy who voted over there, three ballots where the local team filled out the missing fields.  That is the loser road.

James Madison, meet Big Data.  Actually, meet statistical data pattern analysis and together, grasp hands and speak to America.

Fraud at an industrial level is not a new thing.  It happens every day.

I recall when our fraud team met with the CEO of one of the world’s largest insurance companies.  You know them.  In our presentation, with his fraud team present, we showed the record of a doctor to whom they paid over a hundred grand a year, for almost a decade, for insurance medical bills.

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