Republican voter fraud claims span decades

Then-President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on the Ellipse on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C., shortly before his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. His lawyers have been reprimanded by the courts for perpetuating the falsehood that rampant voter fraud cost him the election. He continues to make such claims. Gripas/Abaca Press

The Republication preoccupation with voter fraud didn’t start with Donald Trump.

It’s been a GOP concern for decades and led to a major scandal in the previous Republican administration that forced the resignation of the attorney general and several other top officials.

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hermit thrush

a huge proportion of republicans' conception of the world is simply built on lies. good luck convincing any of them that widespread voter fraud is a myth but it's become a core tenet of their tribal identity.

Joseph Savoca

The far right wing extremists start with the conclusion that they have overwhelming support across the country. Then, when the vote totals don't back that up, they try to save face by claiming that the only way that they could have lost was voter fraud.

Trump and his violent mob of supporters claimed voter fraud, dead people voting, people voting, changing their hat and shirt and voting again, bamboo ballots, Italian satellites, malfunctioning machines, rigged machines that switched votes, and on and on. They couldn't provide one bit of evidence for any of it. Then, they claim that Democrats hate America and hate democracy. Watch what the Republicans do to see which party hates democracy.

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