Donald Trump knows how to create trigger words for his supporters, words like “Burisma,” “Fusion GPS,” and “Peter Strzok.” They become words related to the conspiracy theories that Trump’s supporters latch onto and won’t let go, no matter how inaccurate or plain dishonest they are.
Trump’s latest trigger word is “Dominion,” as in the voting machine system the president insists is responsible for his loss. These tweets were quickly fact-checked by Twitter and labeled as “disputed” claims. There are very good reasons for this.
First, Trump’s own Department of Homeland Security, whose acting director and deputy director were appointed by Trump, completed their investigation of Trump’s claims of voter fraud and found that the 2020 presidential elections were possibly “the most secure” in modern American history. Absolutely no evidence of significant voter fraud was found.
Second, Trump has provided no motive for the creators and current owners of the Dominion voting machine software to flip votes illegally. In fact, Trump’s claims of voter fraud would entail large numbers of people in the know and working behind the scenes, a scenario that is not only unlikely, but particularly absurd.
Third, court cases brought by the Trump campaign, filed with all sorts of allegations of voter fraud included, have been systematically rejected by courts across the country. That makes his claims about voting machines even more suspicious and likely just Trump’s way of admitting that he lost the election not only fair and square, but by massive, record numbers of votes.
Twitter wasn’t buying the conspiracy theory, either. Read some of their comments below: