By author Elizabeth Vaughn
A large majority of Trump supporters continue to believe that President Joe Biden won the election because of voter fraud.
A Monmouth University poll released on June 21 found that 63 percent of Republicans believe that former President Donald Trump was the true winner. In November, the figure was 66 percent; in January, 69 percent; and 64 percent in March. It has remained remarkably steady.
Following the election, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson was open to the possibility that fraud may have occurred. However, after Trump attorney Sidney Powell failed to produce the explosive evidence she’d claimed she had, Carlson appeared to sour on the theory and has largely stayed away from it.
This is why I was surprised to see him address the topic on his Friday night show.
“It wasn’t just the way votes were counted or the voting machines that shook people’s faith in our democracy. It was the preceding four years and the way our ruling class behaved during those four years,” Carlson said.
He had come across a tweet thread posted by podcaster Darryl Cooper which he said “crystalized” the reasons why large numbers of Trump supporters believe the election was “rigged.” He proceeded to read the thread, which was indeed compelling.
Cooper’s very worthwhile thread can be viewed by clicking on the first tweet (out of 35) below.
As I see it, Cooper absolutely nails it in the following tweet. This “regime” really has crossed all institutional boundaries.
Worse, collusion was used to scare people away from working in the administration. They knew their entire lives would be investigated. Many quit because they were being bankrupted by legal fees. The DoJ, press, & gov't destroyed lives and actively subverted an elected admin. 10/x— MartyrMade (@martyrmade) July 8, 2021
Once-revered institutions including the FBI and the CIA were engaged in a plot against a presidential candidate they did not like. After this candidate became president, they doubled down on their attempts to destroy him.
And they were aided in their efforts by a complicit media more interested in shaping the news than reporting it.
The “deep state” tried to undermine the new president by opening investigations into him for crimes they knew he had not committed.
Read the rest here.
Photo by Nic Kipke at Flickr.