Peter Navarro, the Assistant to the President and the director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, released a report this week detailing how he believes Democrats stole the 2020 presidential election.
Navarro aptly titled the 32-page report The Art of the Steal.
Conservative commentator and Fox News contributor Dan Bongino outlined the claims made by Navarro in the report.
What’s in it?
Navarro’s first claim is that Democrats gamed the presidential election by changing election laws, sometimes via the executive rather than the legislature, and by aggressively using “public-private partnerships” to, in Bongino’s words, “commandeer and manipulate the election process in key Democrat strongholds.”
The other major allegation by Navarro is that the Democrats used a two-pronged “Stuff the Ballot Box” approach to flood the election with absentee and mail-in ballots in the key states of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Bongino explained that the methods Navarro said Democrats used to accomplish this flood, included “relaxing mail-in and absentee ballot rules; sending absentee or mail-in ballots or applications for such ballots to every voter (universal mailing); increasing both the legal and illegal use of drop boxes; ballot harvesting; and the use of corrupted voting machines.”
That was prong one of the “Stuff the Ballot Box” strategy. Prong two was lowering the standards for the acceptance of absentee and mail-in ballots that were produced by prong one.
This, according to Bongino’s summary, involved the “relaxation of ID verification; reduced signature matching requirements; illegally counting naked ballots to increase ballot curing – both legal and illegal; and reduced poll watching and observing.”
Navarro’s overall claim in the report is that these strategies were sufficient to change the outcome of the 2020 general election from a big win for Trump to a narrow one for Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
The report released by Navarro was part two of Navarro’s report on election irregularities.
In the earlier released part one, Navarro alleged that everything from outright voter fraud to ballot mishandling to statistical anomalies to voting machine irregularities occurred in key battleground states in the 2020 election.
And again, importantly, Navarro claimed that these irregularities occurred in sufficiently high numbers to alter the outcome of the election.