A Gift with Grit

What do they say about coincidence? On Oct. 7, 2022, my wife and I watched a live-streamed presentation from the “Save the Nation Conference“, where Leah Hoopes and Gregory Stenstrom detail their investigation into election fraud in Delaware County, Pa. during the 2020 election. What sets their effort apart from others built upon innuendo and supposition: Successful collection of actual evidence.

This afternoon, when returning from a walk, I found a book wrapped in a note on our doorstep. One of my neighbors left a copy of The Parallel Election: A Blueprint for Deception by Hoopes and Stenstrom. Huh? I can’t say who was more surprised: Me, that she left the tome, or her, later learning that I was familiar with the content and authors.

Regardless that, she insisted that we keep the 410-page investigation report. She bought three copies, and I must express interest in reading The Parallel Election—having already considered ordering one. Perhaps in a future post, I will offer a book report.

I used Leica Q2 to capture the Featured Image—presented as composed, using the camera’s handy Macro mode (activated by turning a ring around the f/1.7 Summilux lens). Vitals, aperture manually set: f/4, ISO 100, 0.4 sec, 28mm; 9:14 p.m. PDT. In post-production, I applied a filter that pops the cover’s blue hues, which are actually darker.

Choice of narrow depth-of-field that puts the title out of focus is deliberate. Consider it commentary about there otherwise being no meaningful focus on confirming or refuting ongoing allegations of election fraud.

Somebody should step up. The Fourth Estate has stepped aside, leaving the task to citizens like Hoopes and Stenstrom, who assert to directly observing suspicious mishandling of ballots and present additional documentation.