A new conspiracy theory is simmering on the right that the 2020 election was rigged by Republicans for Joe Biden.
Video from a Trumper rally on “electoral integrity” in Michigan:
Well, here’s a new conspiracy that I haven’t heard of yet. The spokesman for the MI rally said today that elected REPUBLICANS across the country rigged the election for Biden because they only care about themselves and the party in power keeps doing better in mid-term elections. pic.twitter.com/jufD34Ca6B
– Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) October 12, 2021
The spokesman said, “Do these Republicans and other Republicans across the country really want Donald Trump to win? No, because Biden’s win guarantees them that they can get rid of Whitmer Nessel and Benson and win more majority seats on the Republican side next year. ”
I don’t think this speaker knows what warranty means. Republicans would still have a chance to beat the Democrats in 2022, even if Trump had won. The midterm presidency’s performance history is not a guarantee. Also, Republicans would rather have the White House than the chance to beat some state officials.
The whole conspiracy theory is gibberish, but it shows that the Trump cult is not loyal to the Republican Party. The people who plan against democracy in Trump’s name hate our democratic form of government.
The 2020 election was not stolen and Republicans had no plans to help Biden beat Trump, but the fact that these people think that way and are ready to make such absurd claims in public shows how serious the threat has become is.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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