2020 Election

Did the Maricopa County Audit Find 17,322 Duplicate Ballots? . . . No

"After the results of Maricopa County’s unofficial election review were released last week, baseless rumors about alleged election fraud have been circulating on social media. A popular Instagram post, for example, claims that 'over 17,000 duplicate ballots were found JUST in Maricopa county. Trump won.'" - The Dispatch

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Pew Research: Pastors Often Discussed Election, Pandemic and Racism in Fall of 2020

"... among churches that posted their sermons, homilies or worship services online between Aug. 31 and Nov. 8, 2020, two-thirds posted at least one message from the pulpit mentioning the election. But these rates varied considerably among the four major Christian groups" - Pew

Related at CT: How Thousands of Sermons Addressed the Crises of 2020

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Election Fraud and the Bigger Lie

By now, I thought we would have all moved on from this wearisome topic, but Donald Trump and his supporters are nowhere near giving up. Many who lean right seem to be sold on some form of 2020 election illegitimacy.

Last week, Breitbart posted Pollak: The Real ‘Big Lie’ Is That the 2020 Election Was Free and Fair. When it was brought to my attention, I had to respond.

A few things to clarify up front

There had to be some real fraud in the 2020 election. In my own state of Wisconsin, for example, an audit identified 27 possible cases of fraud out of 3 million votes. Assuming other states have similar or worse numbers, some of these cases will turn out to be real fraud. So, let’s clear some fog:

  • There was some fraud in the 2020 election.
  • Almost nobody disputes that!
  • The real question is this: Was there enough fraud and other misconduct in the 2020 election to render it illegitimate, “deeply corrupt,” not “free and fair,” etc.?

Pollak, and many others answer emphatically, yes. It’s supposed to be one of the things that separates real Republicans from RINOs and traitors. It shows which side you’re on, and there are only two choices: the right and the left. Us and Them.

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Facing Defamation, Sidney Powell Says 'No Reasonable Person' Thought Her Election Fraud Claims Were Fact

"Dominion Voting Systems in January sued Powell over her statements alleging the voting company helped rig the election against then-President Donald Trump." - NLJ

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Justice Department: No evidence of antifa involvement in Capitol riot

"...a prosecutor with the Department of Justice, Ken Kohl, said in a call with reporters Friday that the agency had 'no indication' that antifa had any role in the violence. An assistant FBI director said the same. Federal authorities have instead identified and charged several Republicans and longtime Trump rallygoers who in most cases broadcast their actions themselves."  - WORLD

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Evangelical leaders condemn Capitol protest violence: 'Dangerous for our republic'

"Conservative evangelical supporters of President Donald Trump have condemned the violence that broke out at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon, describing it as 'dangerous for our republic' and un-American." - CPost

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