Let’s be clear: What Republicans mean by “voter fraud” all comes down to one thing– brown and black people voting. To the GOP the only legitimate vote is a white vote.
Trump cried “corruption” as Sinema surpassed the vote tally of her opponent, Martha McSally, who represents Arizona’s Second District. McSally made no such claim. Trump is laying the groundwork to challenge his loss in 2020 and threaten violence from his followers.
We caught glimpses of this playbook — of dreaming up fraud where none exists — when Mr. Trump prejudged the outcome of the 2016 campaign, by calling the election “rigged,” refusing to say if he’d accept a loss to his rival. Trumped Republicans fear actual democracy.
Trump and his outlets like Fox News are escalating the lies and trolling stunts, and the conservatives who follow them are marching right in line. Trying to win arguments against those forces with facts and reason has failed. The only answer is to crush Republican liars in 2020.
Republicans’ baseless claims undermine the legitimacy of American democracy. It is time to demand the GOP not sell our souls for another moment of power.
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