Posted BY: Jay Valentine
Elections, like corporations, have books everyone can see to make an election or investment decision.
Corporations have a cash flow report, balance sheet, income statement, and the supporting material needed to properly inform an investor. If these don’t match, hundreds of Wall Street types immediately pick up on it. It is possible to make a bad investment decision, but if a company publishes deliberately false financials, the CEO and CFO visit the clink.
Remember Sarbanes-Oxley? You can bet every public company CEO does.
Election records begin with the voter registry.
A voter, a candidate, an elected official, or a curious person with too much time on their hands can review these. They are usually available to candidates and political parties; sometimes costing thousands of dollars — sometimes free. Depends on the state.
Republicans don’t understand there are two sets of books. One set we just noted – election rolls — everyone sees.