A Democratic delusion has arisen that former President Donald Trump’s denial of the accuracy of the 2020 vote was “unprecedented.”
Sadly, the historical past of U.S. elections is commonly a narrative of each professional and illegitimate election denialism.
The 1800, 1824, 1876, and 1960 elections have been all understandably questioned. In a few of these circumstances, a partisan Home of Representatives determined the winner.
Presidential candidate Al Gore in 2000 didn’t settle for the favored vote leads to Florida. He spent 5 weeks futilely contesting the state’s tally—till recounts and the Supreme Court docket licensed it.
The following cost that former President George W. Bush was “chosen, not elected” was the Democrats’ denialist mantra for years.
In 2004, then-Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and 31 Democratic Home members voted to not certify the Ohio election leads to their unhinged efforts to overturn the election. These denialists included the present sanctimonious chairman of the Jan. 6 choose committee, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.
After 2016, crackpot Democratic orthodoxy for years insisted that Trump had “colluded” with Russia to “steal” sure victory from Hillary Clinton. Clinton herself claimed that Trump was not a “professional” president. No surprise she loudly joined #TheResistance to impede his presidency.
The serial denialist Clinton later urged Joe Biden to not concede the 2020 election if he misplaced.
Additionally after 2016, left-wing third-party candidate and denialist Jill Stein vainly sued in courts to disqualify voting machine leads to preselected states.
A denialist host of Hollywood C-list actors in 2016 lower tv commercials begging members of the Electoral Faculty to violate their oaths and as an alternative flip the election to Clinton.
Clinton herself had employed international nationwide Christopher Steele to concoct a file of untruths to smear her 2016 marketing campaign opponent, Trump.
The FBI took up Clinton’s failed efforts. It likewise paid in useless her ancillaries like Steele to “confirm” the file’s lies.
The bureau additional misled a FISA courtroom concerning the file’s authenticity. An FBI lawyer even altered a doc, as a part of a authorities effort to disrupt a presidential transition and presidency.
The Clinton-FBI Russian-collusion hoax was a small a part of the progressive effort to warp the 2016 election end result.
The Washington Submit giddily bragged about numerous teams shaped to question Trump in his first days in workplace, on the pretext he was illegitimately elected.
Rosa Brooks, an Obama administration Pentagon lawyer, lower than two weeks after Trump’s inauguration wrote an extended denialist essay in International Coverage outlining a method to take away the supposedly illegitimate president. She mentioned the choices of impeachment, the twenty fifth Modification—and even a navy coup.
When rioting exploded within the streets of Washington, D.C., after the election outcomes turned clear, Madonna infamously shouted to a mass crowd that she dreamed of blowing up the White Home, presumably with the Trump household in it.
Was that not essentially the most violent type of election denialism?
The election denialist Stacey Abrams turned a media heartthrob and left-wing cult hero. Abrams monetized her ridiculous denialism (“voter suppression”) by stumping the nation from 2018 to 2021 claiming—with out proof—that the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election was rigged. In reality, she misplaced by over 50,000 votes.
Time journal’s Molly Ball in a triumphalist essay bragged that in 2020 a mixture of Large Tech cash from Silicon Valley—fueled by Mark Zuckerberg’s $419 million infusion—absorbed the balloting assortment and counting of a number of key voting precincts weighed to assist Biden.
Ball bragged of cautious pre-election censoring of the up to date information by Large Tech. Most notably, that effort unfold the lie that the Hunter Biden laptop computer scandal was “Russian disinformation.”
Left-wing curiosity teams modulated the often-violent Black Lives Matter and Antifa avenue protests of 2020 in efforts to assist the Biden marketing campaign.
Ball summed up that left-wing election engineering effort as “a conspiracy unfolding behind the scenes” and known as it “the key historical past of the 2020 election.”
So, who precisely have been these “secret” warpers of the 2020 election?
As Ball put it: “A well-funded cabal of highly effective folks, ranging throughout industries and ideologies, working collectively behind the scenes to affect perceptions, change guidelines and legal guidelines, steer media protection and management the stream of knowledge.”
It’s totally professional to query the probity and legality of these systematic left-wing efforts in key states to overturn long-standing voting legal guidelines handed by state legislatures.
Then adopted a fair bigger effort to render Election Day a mere assemble for the primary time in American historical past. Over 100 million ballots weren’t solid on Election Day, the overwhelming majority of them (and by design) Biden votes. One way or the other, customary ballot-disqualification charges of mail-in ballots in some states plunged—whilst their numbers exploded.
The scariest type of election interference was the 2020 “cabal.” The FBI, Silicon Valley, avenue protesters, and the media all conspired to work for the “proper end result.”
Apparently, that “conspiracy” was the denialists’ response to the 2016 victory of Trump that they by no means accepted.
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