This is why Trump supporters believe the election was stolen

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I was perusing some websites this morning when I came upon Wayne Dupree’s. One of his site’s authors came up with one of the best explanations as to why Trump supporters believe the 2020 presidential election was corrupt. She got the explanation from a Twitter user.

It is a great explanation and I thought our readers might want to see it. So here it is (summarized from tweets):

Ms. Crane spoke with many Boomer Trump supporters who believe the 2020 election was fraudulent. She said their view matched that at the Capitol on J6, perhaps even that of Donald Trump himself.

Most believe some or all “of the theories involving midnight ballots, voting machines,” and so on, but, while they’ll defend those positions with information “from Hannity or Breitbart or whatever, they’re not particularly attached to them.”

Here are the facts – actual, confirmed facts – that shape their perspective:

The FBI and others spied on the 2016 Trump campaign using evidence manufactured by the Clinton campaign. We now know that all involved knew it was fake from Day 1 (see: Brennan’s July 2016 memo as an example).

These are Tea Party people. The types who give their kids a pocket Constitution for their birthday and have Founding Father’s memes in their bios. The intel community spying on a presidential campaign using fake evidence (including forged documents) is a big deal to them.

Everyone involved in the Russiagate conspiracy lied about their involvement as long as they could. We only learned the DNC paid for the manufactured evidence (the so-called dossier) because of a court order. Comey denied on TV knowing the DNC paid for the dossier, even though emails from a year earlier proved he knew.

This was true with everyone involved, from CIA Director Brennan and Adam Schiff. They were on TV saying they’d seen clear evidence of collusion with Russia. At the same time, they lied publicly, those involved admitted under oath, behind closed doors that they hadn’t seen any clear evidence of Russia collusion – all the way down the line. Not one saw evidence of collusion.

At first, many Trump supporters were worried there must be some collusion because it was hard to believe that every media and intelligence agency would make it up out of nothing. “When it was clear that they had made it up, people expected a reckoning.” There was none and it “shed many illusions about their gov’t when it didn’t happen.”

We know as fact:

a) The Steele dossier was the sole evidence used to justify spying on the Trump campaign,

b) The FBI knew the Steele dossier was a DNC operation,

c) Steele’s source told the FBI the information was unserious,

d) they did not inform the court of any of this and kept spying.

Trump supporters know the collusion case front and back. They went from worrying the collusion must be real to suspecting it might be fake to realizing it was a scam, then watched as every institution – agencies, the press, Congress, academia – gaslighted them for another year.

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, and government destroyed lives and actively subverted an elected administration.

This is where people whose political identity was largely defined by a naive belief in what they learned in civics class began to see the outline of a regime that crossed all institutional boundaries. It had stepped out of the shadows to unite against an interloper.

It’s hard to describe to people on the left (who are used to thinking of government as a conspiracy — Watergate, COINTELPRO, WMD, etc.) how shocking and disillusioning this was for people who encourage their sons to enlist in the Army and hate people who don’t stand for the Anthem.

They could have managed the shock if it only involved the government. But the behavior of the corporate press is really what radicalized them. They hate journalists more than they hate any politician or government official because they feel most betrayed by them.

The idea that the press is driven by ratings and sensationalism became untenable. If that were true, they’d be all over the Epstein story. The corporate press is the propaganda arm of the regime they now see clearly. Nothing anyone says will ever make them unsee that, period.

This is profoundly disorienting. Many of them don’t know for certain whether ballots were faked in November 2020, but they know with absolute certainty that the press, the FBI, and so on would lie to them if there was. They have every reason to believe that, and it’s probably true.

They watched the press behave like animals for four years. Tens of millions of people will always see Kavanaugh as a gang rapist, based on nothing, because of CNN. And CNN seems proud of that. They led a lynch mob against a high school kid. They cheered on a summer of riots.

They always claimed the media had a liberal bias, fine, whatever. They still thought the press would admit the truth if they were cornered. Now they don’t. It’s a different thing to watch them invent stories out of whole cloth in order to destroy regular lives and spark mass violence.

Time Magazine told us that during the 2020 riots, there were weekly conference calls involving, among others, leaders of the protests, the local officials who refused to stop them, and media people who framed them for political effect. In Ukraine, we call that a color revolution.

Throughout the summer, Democrat governors took advantage of COVID to change voting procedures. It wasn’t just the mail-ins (they lowered signature matching standards, etc). After the collusion scam, the fake impeachment, Trump people expected shenanigans at that point.

With regard to the “fake impeachment”, we now know that Trump’s request for Ukraine to cooperate with the DOJ regarding Biden’s financial activities in Ukraine was in support of an active investigation being pursued by the FBI and Ukraine AG at the time. President Trump’s request was completely legitimate.

Then you get the Hunter laptop scandal. Big Tech ran a full-on censorship campaign against a major newspaper to protect a political candidate. Period. Everyone knows it, all of the Tech companies now admit it was a “mistake” – but, ya know, the election’s over, so who cares?

If the NY Times had Don Jr’s laptop, full of pictures of him smoking crack, engaging in group sex, with lots of lurid family drama, emails describing direct corruption, and backed up by the CEO of the company they were using, it would have been a different story.

Stories about Trump and Russian prostitutes and blackmailed by Putin were promoted as fact. The only evidence was a document paid for by his opposition and disavowed by its source. The NY Post was banned for reporting this factual information.

The reaction of Trump people to all this was “not fair!” That’s how they felt about Romney’s “binders of women” in 2012. This is different. Now they see, correctly, that every institution is captured by people who will use any means to exclude them from the political process.

And yet they showed up in record numbers to vote. Donald Trump received more votes than in 2016, 10 million more than Clinton received. As election night dragged on, Trump supporters allowed themselves some hope. But when the four critical swing states (and only those states) went dark at midnight, they knew.

Over the ensuing weeks, they were shuffled around by grifters and media scam artists selling them conspiracy theories. They latched onto one, then another, increasingly absurd theories as they tried to put a concrete name on something very real.

Media and Big Tech did everything they could to make things worse. Everything about the election was strange – the changes to procedure, unprecedented mail-in voting, the delays, etc – but rather than admit that and make everything transparent, they banned discussion of it (even in direct messaging).

Even the courts’ refusal of the cases meant nothing. Trump supporters say, with good reason, What judge will stick his neck out for Trump knowing he’ll be destroyed in the media as a violent mob burns down his house?

It’s a fact, according to Time Magazine, that mass riots were planned in cities across the country if Trump won. Sure, they were “protests”, but they were planned by the same people who rioted during the summer, and everyone knows what it would have meant. Judges have families, too.

Forget the ballot conspiracies. It’s a fact that governors used COVID to unconstitutionally alter election procedures (the Constitution states that only legislatures can do so) to help Biden to make up for a massive enthusiasm gap by gaming the mail-in ballot system.

Trump supporters knew it was unconstitutional. It’s right there in plain English. But they knew the cases wouldn’t see the court until after the election. And what judge will toss millions of ballots because a governor broke the rules? The threat of mass riots wasn’t implied, it was direct.

a) The entrenched bureaucracy and security state subverted Trump from Day 1,

b) The press is part of the operation,

c) Election rules were changed,

d) Big Tech censors opposition,

e) Political violence is legitimized & encouraged,

f) Trump is banned from social media.

Trump supporters were led down some rabbit holes, but they are absolutely right that their government is monopolized by a regime that believes they are beneath representation and will observe no limits to keep them getting it. Trump fans should be happy he lost — it might’ve kept him alive.

 

[Excellent explanation. Plus, how in the world could 81 million people vote for Dementia Joe?]


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