Ironically, Trump is Proving that Voter Fraud has Always Been a Republican Conspiracy Theory
If you are looking for a silver lining in Donald Trump's baseless voter fraud witch hunt, it's that he is proving once and for all that voter fraud has always been a Republican conspiracy theory. Even with every Republican activist in America combing the results for fraud, they have found few examples of illegal activity. It was a remarkably free and fair election, more so than anyone could have imagined. In fact, Election officials of both parties seem a bit surprised by how few irregularities were found.
And, despite Rudy Giuliani's histrionics, judges across the country, Republicans and Democrats alike, are laughing Trump's voter fraud allegations out of court.
AP: "In a scathing ruling ..., U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann — a Republican and Federalist Society member in central Pennsylvania — compared the campaign’s legal arguments to “Frankenstein’s Monster,” concluding that Trump’s team offered only “speculative accusations,” not proof of rampant corruption."
So far, the Trump campaign has not won a single election fraud suit in any state and in most court filings they have stopped even alleging fraud. Why? They can't find any. The Associated Press offers a complete fact-check of all of Trump's claims here. Their conclusion after investigating all his allegations: "None of those assertions are true."
None of this is surprising, and we have written about the myth of voter fraud before. Republicans, Democrats, academics, law enforcement and voting integrity panels have all researched voting fraud and they have all come to the same conclusion: "its extremely rare and has no measurable impact on US election outcomes."
And, the wonderful irony of Donald Trump's current campaign to overturn the election results may be that he finally proves that voter fraud is simply a conspiracy theory.
If you are interested in more information on the voter fraud myth, here is a much more comprehensive piece on the most current research: Voting Fraud is a Myth Meant to Defend Voter Suppression Laws
By: Don Lam & Curated Content