Greg Maresca analyzed the results of last month’s presidential election. “From 1980 through 2016, 19 of the nation’s more than 3,000 counties voted for the presidential winner in every election,” he wrote. “In 2020, only one of them backed Joe Biden. Is this a statistical anomaly, or is something seriously amiss?’

The answer is, it’s neither. Did Trump win one of the counties in 2016 by just a few votes? If so, it’s possible it took only a few votes in that county to give Biden his win. Obviously, a lot of counties switched from red to blue. Besides, Maresca’s 19 counties are less than six tenths of one percent of the more than 3,000 counties; I’m certain one could find 19 other counties as evidence of an election theory different from Maresca’s conspiracy theory.

Mark Berg is a community activist in Adams County and a proud Liberal. His email address is

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