Mac Warner and election integrity
Today’s editorial praises WV's "well-regarded" Secretary of State, Mac Warner because
Goodness knows we have enough damage to repair, after the calculated attack on our confidence by those who repeatedly shared falsehoods via any means available in an attempt to undermine the 2020 election.
I guess that it doesn't matter that Warner has been an obvious (to anyone paying attention) example of one "who repeatedly shared falsehoods." Here is Warner speaking at a "stop the steal" rally in December 2020:
At that rally, Warner suggested that the election was stolen from Donald Trump. Since then, Warner has continued to claim that there were major voter irregularities connected to that election (see here, for instance). The Wheeling Intelligencer has sometimes covered Warner's assertions. Additionally, it has publishing Warner op-eds. Today, the Intelligencer ignored two years worth of “irregularities" and published an editorial praising Warner. “Restore Confidence in Elections Process” tells us:
West Virginians have good cause to believe the security and fairness of our elections is in the right hands. After all, Secretary of State Mac Warner is so well regarded in that field that he testified Thursday before Congress about the security and confidence we have in our state’s elections.
(I'm not sure that speaking before a Republican-controlled committee proves that Warner is well-regarded; it most-likely proves he's a friendly Republican who agrees with the committee.)
Not covered in the editorial: Warner adds Hunter Biden to the mix
Hunter Biden? The president's son has apparently become the Republican fallback position much as Clinton's emails were in 2016. From West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s coverage of the hearing, we learn:
Warner also echoed allegations from House Republicans like Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who claim that federal intelligence agencies misinformed the public about the Hunter Biden laptop controversy during the 2020 presidential campaign.
I guess we should give Warner credit for finally citing an example of election irregularities:
Warner cited the controversy as an example of an election being compromised, though numerous independent experts and courts say there was no significant fraud in the 2020 election, including the U.S. Justice Department and the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
Hunter Biden proves that the election was compromised? Come on, Mac, are you that desperate for an example?
Again, I ask: How is it that the highly-partisan Mac Warner gets to run what ought to be the least partisan of all state positions with little or no criticism from West Virginia media?