Three days after every major media outlet called the election for former Vice President Joe Biden, President Donald Trump has shown no signs of conceding as he continues to push baseless claims of widespread fraud. The campaign he is waging against the integrity of the election, which first took root months ago, has had a major impact on how Republicans perceive the results, according to new Morning Consult polling.
This latest survey, conducted Nov. 6-9, 2020 among 1,987 registered voters nationwide, is part of an ongoing research project to gauge the level of trust Americans have in their electoral system. Results will be updated on this page weekly.
(cont. Morning Consult)
This was absolutely the goal of the Trump administration from the start. The writing was on the wall — he was going to lose this election bigly and he needed to make his supporters doubt the results, so they all cast a shadow on mail-in votes. They knew the largest share of mail-in votes would be Democrats because Democrats have not rejected COVID science and are more likely to avoid crowds. Sending in your ballot from the safety of your home makes sense to someone who believes the coronavirus pandemic is a real thing. Then the GOP prevented those ballots from being counted until after all of the same day ballots in places like Pennsylvania, so Trump declared victory on the day, and his supporters watched it slip away as these sketchy mail-in ballots were counted.
That’s the one-two punch. Mail-in ballots have more fraud, and I won before the fraudulent ballots started being counted.
So now we have an entire political party undermining the foundation of our democracy, by following behind this orange baby man throwing a tantrum because he hates losing, and they’re all but ensuring lower turnout for the next election cycle among their base. If 7 out of 10 people on your side of the aisle believe the election is rigged, how many of them are going to sit out next time because their vote doesn’t matter anyway? If just 1 of every ten says “why waste the time?” the GOP loses by an even wider margin.
Fine with me! I especially hope Republicans in Georgia have lost faith in the voting process so they don’t turn out for the Senate runoffs in a few weeks. I know plenty of Lazy Liberals who’ve sat on the couch on election day because we keep seeing these races stolen from us due to gerrymandering and voter restrictions and polling site closures. A big chunk of us have said “why waste the time?” and it has cost us every time. A little pessimism on the other side is music to my ears.
Also, it’s important to note that whichever party loses the White House has less trust in the election. It happens every time. Strangely enough, the only recent election where faith in the election was about equal for Democrats and Republicans was Bush v. Gore back in 2000, where the election hinged on less than 600 votes in Florida (as opposed to tens of thousands of votes in multiple states for Biden this go ’round).
This is the share of voters who said the election was free and fair, going back to Bush vs. Clinton.
It’s interesting that the trust gap of the 90s doubled once Barack Obama was elected, and it has doubled again now that the sitting President has spent the past few days telling his base over and over that the results weren’t fair. The Republican Party is circling the drain and I would love for this distrust in the voting process to be the final nail in their coffin. They can’t win if they don’t even show up.
Donald Trump’s ego would love nothing more than to see his supporters rise up and fight for him, so he will fan the flames for as long as they will believe his lies. I can’t think of a bigger indictment of his fabrications than Fox News refusing to give them more airtime:
Fox News has left the chat. pic.twitter.com/SwW9cq9bJI— The Recount (@therecount) November 9, 2020
I guess Rusty and Carole will have to get all their conspiracy theories straight from the source now.
WaPo: 21 House Republicans vote against awarding Congressional Gold Medal to all police officers who responded on Jan. 6
Twenty-one House Republicans on Tuesday voted against awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to all police officers who responded to the Jan. 6 violent attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.
The measure passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support from 406 lawmakers. But the 21 Republicans who voted “no” drew immediate condemnation from some of their colleagues, and the vote underscored the lingering tensions in Congress amid efforts by some GOP lawmakers to whitewash the events of that day.
Imagine facing down an angry mob and putting your life on the line for a group of people who largely look past you day to day, and then having those people say “oh it wasn’t that bad” and refuse to give you recognition.
The way I would CUSS them out to their FACE. The GOP has no floor. Their party is in hell.
Fox News has a North Korea angle.
Fox News has perfected the art of turning liberal thought into a communist manifesto sending the country on the path to destruction and oppression.
Imagine my surprise this morning scrolling through the Internet and seeing this news story from Faux News:
North Korea is a run by a dictator whose family has been responsible for human rights atrocities for decades. Even Fox News doesn’t debate that North Koreans are living under an oppressive regime where freedom is non-existent, dissidents are arrested and killed, and defectors travel thousands of arduous miles to escape their home country. To have an interview with a North Korean human rights advocate who says the United States has a bleak future is progressive for a network whose sole purpose is to push the US farther and farther to the ultimate control by the Right and who did their best to set up Donald Trump as our own Dear Leader. I was shook! What is going on at Faux News!
So let me just go on ahead and put on this clown makeup for failing to realize what the story was gonna be about before I clicked on the link!
One of several hundred North Korean defectors settled in the United States, Park, 27, transferred to Columbia University from a South Korean university in 2016 and was deeply disturbed by what she found.
“I expected that I was paying this fortune, all this time and energy, to learn how to think. But they are forcing you to think the way they want you to think,” Park said in an interview with Fox News. “I realized, wow, this is insane. I thought America was different but I saw so many similarities to what I saw in North Korea that I started worrying.”
Those similarities include anti-Western sentiment, collective guilt and suffocating political correctness.
Y’all! I just–
They really got me! You can say a lot of things about Fox News but one thing they know how to do is pull a bait and switch and I can’t believe I fell for it. Every single line of that article is completely unhinged. Look at this mess:
Ma’am! Nobody said that! What part of the exchange are you leaving out just so you can mischaracterize a conversation to Fox News?
Well that settles it. Singular “they” is gonna be the downfall of Western Civilization because this lady is allegedly expected to speak her third language perfectly at all times with no mistakes and could never possibly get comfortable using singular “they” with time and practice.
Somebody’s grandpa, who hates East Asians, stills says “chinamen,” and wouldn’t wear a mask even though he can swear that the “Wuhan Flu” was cooked up in a lab, is watching this lady and nodding his head saying we’re gonna turn into North Korea because the libs are giving away his freedumbz.
And that is a masterful stroke of genius by Fox News. They have perfected the art of turning liberal thought into a communist manifesto sending the country on the path to destruction and oppression. People sitting at home watching these soundbytes now have a link between using the correct pronouns and ending up in a forced labor camp. Having to think critically about the political views of classic Western authors is, in their minds, the same as being oppressed by a ruthless dictator.
I’m honestly impressed. Enraged, exhausted, and disgusted…but it’s very impressive.
MSNBC: Georgia to audit election, confirm Biden win for fourth time
A judge in Georgia’s Fulton County granted a motion allowing absentee ballots from 2020 to be unsealed and examined for fraud, clearing the way for another “audit” of the election results.
The way this tangerine turd has the entire GOP held hostage is lo-key hilarious.
He can’t run a business, he can’t remember anything, he can’t read, and he can’t follow through with anything but golf, and yet he has an entire political party trying to put him in office.
If Republicans would take all of this “election fraud!” energy and put it in behind their next grifter on deck like Ned Bruise, Mackerel Tylor Glean, or Madrigal Callhorn, they could absolutely send their next chaotic trainwreck to the White House.
(I’ve stopped typing them people’s names. Garbage don’t deserve the publicity.)
Eric Adams supports terrorizing Black people.
Carl Nassib is the NFL’s first active gay player.
France is giving the United States another Statue of Liberty.
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