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The 2020 election was an oddity based, in no small part, on the unusual spike in mail-in ballots.
Mail-in ballots have traditionally been a small fraction of the overall vote and most states had a strict ballot request process with verification before being counted.
That was before the coronavirus.
Connor Semelsberger observed in a CNS News commentary that conservatives racked up numerous significant victories in federal and state elections — even in what were considered Democrat strongholds in Miami, Los Angeles, and Cincinnati.
But that same success wasn’t enjoyed by President Donald Trump and other Republicans in key battleground states such as Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Nevada.
Another anomaly of 2020 is the total number of votes cast. No prior presidential candidate in history has ever received 70 million popular votes. Former President Barack …