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Voter Fraud, Lies, and Hypocrisy

Donald Trump seems obsessed with the fact that he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton. In particular he keeps claiming (including to Congressional leaders on Monday) that he would have won the popular vote but for millions of illegal votes cast by undocumented aliens, even though multiple investigations have found no evidence of voter fraud.

Wednesday, Trump doubled down, tweeting (in two consecutive tweets):

I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and … even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!

It is very curious that Trump mentioned first “those registered to vote in two states”, because his top advisor Steve Bannon last year registered to vote in three different places (Dade and Sarasota counties in Florida, and Manhattan in New York City) in less than 3 months, and is still registered in both states. In addition, Trump’s daughter Tiffany is registered to vote in two states.

But it gets even crazier. After the presidential election, Trump’s own campaign blocked recount requests by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, saying in a court filing “All available evidence suggests that the 2016 general election was not tainted by fraud or mistake.”

So which is it? Because if Trump keeps claiming voter fraud, that may well open the door to further investigations into Russian meddling in the election. And unlike Trump’s claims, there is lots of evidence for that.



  1. ebdoug wrote:

    If you argue with a fool, who is the fool. Apparently in this country, a mentally ill person can hold the highest office. Seems to me a mentally ill person can be impeached.

    Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 3:59 am | Permalink
  2. Ralph wrote:

    Today’s notable quotables:

    I support Donald J. Trump’s call for an investigation of foreigners illegally participating in our election. He’s talking about the Russians, right? – Andy Borowitz

    I’ve found & questioned the (now) 5 million people who voted illegally. They all voted for Trump. (see how easy it is to make vote stuff up?) – Kurt Eichenwald

    So Trump says Hillary was smart enough to rig 3-5 million fake votes, but not smart enough to rig ’em in the right states? Hmmm. – Tea Pain

    Gotta admit, the President is already creating thousands of jobs – for fact checkers, Constitutional lawyers and border security guards. – Ralph

    Isn’t is interesting (and by interesting, I mean hypocritical) that the same Republicans who hammered Obama relentlessly for refusing to say the words “radical Islamic terrorism” are the same ones who support “enhanced interrogation” but refuse to say the word “torture”.

    Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 6:48 am | Permalink
  3. Arthanyel wrote:

    There are far more sinister things in play. Read this excellent article from The Guardian about what Trump is setting up. And then make sure you are prepared to fight with any and all means.

    Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:39 am | Permalink
  4. Ralph wrote:

    Art – good article and right out of the playbook all along and going forward. Alternative facts and shoot the messenger. We know he’s not gonna change, the only question is how far Republicans go along with it before all the wheels fall off the cart.

    Is it any wonder 1984 is back on the best seller list?

    Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 12:30 pm | Permalink
  5. notycoon22 wrote:

    Maybe I’m naive (I’ve been accused of that before), but I’m 100% behind Drumpf’s call for a thorough investigation of voter fraud starting with Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Now, don’t get me wrong, my idea of an investigation and his are probably worlds apart, so I don’t see a real investigation from him or his cronies. But wouldn’t it be nice if someone actually did look into this and disprove another of his bullshit facts?

    Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 10:01 am | Permalink

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