How ‘election fraud’ remains *the* GOP talking point 1

How ‘election fraud’ remains *the* GOP talking point

 

Former President Donald Trump declared the 2020 election fraudulent before he even officially lost, but how long will this accusation hold the Republican Party captive? In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains why his Party continues to be mesmerized by the “Big Lie” that the 2020 race was stolen, despite countless facts suggesting otherwise.

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85 comments

    1. @Wolfe 123 nah it’s just tough to find us when our peers get demonized. Why would they want to talk to you when you automatically have that hate in your heart?

    2. I have friends that legitimately believe it was stolen and there is no amount of ‘proof’ that will convince them otherwise. Sorry to say the right wing media is not doing this country any favors.

    3. @G Channel While the republikkkans and their crews actively molest the under age. People in glass houses and all that…

    1. Here’s something else to nauseated you: 46 out of 47 countries in Europe require photo ID to vote, including Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, which Bernie Bros and Warren Gals love to hold you as models of governance they would like the U.S. to imitate.

    1. @Leroy Masten of course, it is ok! Unlike you, I do not slavishly summit myself to Jim “Trump” Jones!

    2. @Leroy Masten how does it feel to know a non-white presidential candidate ran for office and UNLIKE Trump, the non-white man SERVED as president for TWO terms!

    1. @Leroy Masten so says you. I don’t agree. I don’t agree with them either but they’re not traiters just criminals.

    2. @Pheno im not just saying, it actually happened been reported and discussed several times .plausible deniablity from Democrats they play dumb better than anyone i know

    1. They want to create a corporate fascist state. The Big Money has always been anti-democratic. Big Money had a great deal with putting Hitler into power and the parallels today are remarkable. Democracy is too unpredictable.

    2. That is why they support people like MGT and CRUZ even though most of them probably HATE their guts. Its part of the AGENDA…

  1. Hitler: “The easiest way to control people is to tell a simple lie, and tell it over and over again.”

    1. @Silkwood Art
      *here is multitudes* of plurality… over and over and over again… oblivion… the same face… repeating itself… countlessly… 666… a hole mess of ’em…

  2. GOP is reflecting what they do. They just can’t believe all of their dirty tricks failed in 2020 beginning with Louis DeJoy’s destruction of the USPS.

    1. @Leroy Masten I have thought since day 1, it was wuhan LAb that released it…Just IMO, not influenced by anyone other than my own personal assumptions on how it all began. I dont need to have my opinions fed to me by ANY news source, or ANY politician.

    2. @Leroy Masten tell putin i need a job.. look.trump won biden cheated..see i can do stupidity too

    3. @Reverend Suchkind I’m just going with mary happy go lucky clown parade at this point.

      But traiter is in there somewhere I am sure.

  3. GQP: Democrats want to keep talking about Jan 6 until the next election!!!

    Also GQP: keeps talking about the nonsense lie that Drumpf won for about 200 times a day.

    1. @Seymour Butts Trump left Biden a recovering economy and Biden wrecked it by paying people to stay home.

    2. @Muddy WaterThe first relief checks came when Trump was in office and he didn’t leave a recovering economy because so few of us were vaccinated at the time he left office.You don’t know what you’re talking about.

    3. @Seymour Butts .. I see help wanted signs on every corner. Fact, if you pay people to stay home, they will.

    4. @Muddy Water That money isn’t for the rest of their lives. Do you think people are getting rich off of those relief checks. lol Work is inevitable.

  4. Truth: Biden won
    Truth: Trump LOST
    Another fact: Trump and his followers belong in the loony bin.

    1. Real Blacks know the truth?

      Black Trump supporters: You are the best president EVER. Thank you for inspiring us to leave the Democratic plantation!

      Donald Trump: You are welcome, thank you for slavishly submitting yourself to me. BY THE WAY! DO NOT ASK ME TO RENT YOU AN APARTMENT, FOR THE REASON I WOULD NOT EVEN RENT A RAT INFESTED TRASHY APARTMENT TO YOUR KIND!

  5. Kevin McCarthy in a letter to Mitch McConnell: “Voters are the problem, less voters is the solution.”

  6. “When conservatives become convinced they cannot win elections, they will not abandon conservatism, they will reject democracy.”

    Conservatives are very convinced they cannot win elections.

    1. @Seymour Butts video in Georgia. The ballots were taken from under a table and ran 3 times…3 times at 3am. The audit is coming as always I will be correct! You’re stupid

    2. @Brian Jones Trump won 2016 by about 12% in the electoral college and lost the popular vote by 2.1%. Biden won the 2020 EC by a similar rate and won the popular vote by 4.4%. Neither of those is a landslide.

  7. The GOP today is like a cat chasing a laser. Every time he thinks he’s caught the dot, it moves away.

    1. @twistedyogert the Republican ability to deny the truth is only matched by their ability to have such massive egos that they think they’re right 24/7.

    2. @Dennis W. Mueller many of those problems can be explained by the fact that the ex-President you worship let half a million Americans die, destroyed the economy just like all of his business failures, and incited so much violence it’s caused the greatest divide between the left and right wings since the 1980s.

    3. @Hyperpandas
      There are intellectuals and there are pseudo intellectuals. The latter like yourself kind of make it their job to alert everyone about the things that are happening all around. Rarely do they anything worth listening to…for a few seconds. Mostly, they just act smart.

  8. Can they at least talk about how the majority of the nearly nonexistent fraud was on the Right and voters voting for Trump?

    1. @Leroy Masten I’ve accepted Trump. I don’t like that he won in 2016, and I still believe the Russians were involved (plus there’s quite a bit of proof coming out now), but I didn’t go to the Capitol building in 2016 and try to attack the President, either. Both sides have to deal with a big loss when the other party wins, but Trump supporters are taking this way too far.

    2. @Demetria Karnavas “Trump was yelling voter fraud before the first vote was counted”
      god that’s hilarious.

    3. @Chimalez Trump was yelling voter fraud in advance of the 2016 election and voter fraud in advance of 2020. Trump’s a two-bit hustler and street-corner con artist, this is his latest hustle and you are nothing to him but a mark.

    4. @Funkysalad This is so, so funny. This coming from a Qanon, child molesting, so called ‘christian’, so called ‘conservative right who throws their (and your money) to the top 1% but says anything that helps American citizens is too costly. And still you throw your income at them and think they care about you. You are triggered that you picked a side that the (and this is no exaggeration) whole world is laughing at. The only countries not laughing at you (because they are manipulating you) is Russia, China and North Korea. and you call the left communists. HAHA You need to go to school to learn the next main language of America, Russian, because you guys are opening the door to Putin. You are doing it with your eyes wide shut. You pretty, pretty princesses are amazingly funny.

  9. There’s probably been more bills aiming to combat cases of voted fraud than there have been actual cases of voter fraud.

    1. pretty sure there are more than five voter suppression bills for each confirmed case of fraud

    2. 46 out of 47 countries in Europe require photo ID to vote, including Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, which Bernie Bros and Warren Gals love to hold you as models of governance they would like the U.S. to imitate.

  10. The GOP has no issues that’ll actually help and advance our society they just want to hold onto their hate and fear mongering.

    1. Black And Brown People Voted In Record Numbers 2020 To Rid Themselves From A Seriously Racist Heartless And Dangerous President. Now The Republicans Are Desperately Changing The Voting Laws To Make It More Difficult To Vote. Even Barbaric New Laws Of Being Arrested For Handing Out Food Or Water.

  11. Remove “Electoral College” and winner is decided by numbers of vote. I dare u Reap-Public-Cons.

    1. We had a 93.52% voter turnout for one of our crazy referendums in Quebec. THAT is participation.

  12. Do the republicans ever talk about all the invalid votes that Trump wanted included to count as legitimate votes lolz

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