The Trumps continue to push conspiratorial nonsense about the recently concluded presidential election. Local election officials from around the country and the Department of Homeland Security itself have confirmed that there’s no meaningful evidence of any kind of systematic fraud — but the Trumps want us to take their word for it anyway, apparently. On Saturday morning, Eric Trump took to Twitter to ask his followers if they really “believe” that the Biden-Harris presidential ticket got significantly more votes than the Obama-Biden ticket got in 2012. Eric failed to mention the fact that the U.S. population has grown significantly across eight years, helping explain the growth.
Eric posted the following message:
‘Does anyone believe that Biden got 15 million more votes than Obama in 2012? This from a candidate who would go days/weeks while hardly campaigning.’
Does anyone believe that Biden got 15 million more votes than Obama in 2012? This from a candidate who would go days/weeks while hardly campaigning.
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) November 28, 2020
Thankfully, elections aren’t decided on the basis of what Eric Trump thinks sounds reasonable. Elections are decided on the basis of the many millions of documented votes cast by Americans across the country. Besides his willful ignorance of the not-at-all complicated concept of population growth, Eric also failed to mention the also basic factor of changing voter turnout. In 2020, with the nation reeling from four years of Trump-induced chaos, turnout across the country surged dramatically. Even Donald Trump himself got significantly more votes than his 2016 total, amidst the sharply polarized national political environment. Eric, apparently, wants observers to trust Donald’s total and distrust Biden’s total on the basis of… a hunch.
In reality, the Trump legal team has repeatedly failed to prove their bombastic fraud claims in court. They’ve even repeatedly failed to prove their claims of mere misconduct, without underlying fraud allegations. Just this past Friday, a three-judge panel on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed an appeal from the Trump campaign of their case against the Pennsylvania election results. The Trump campaign sought permission to file a third version of their underlying complaint, but a lower-court federal judge, Matthew Brann, denied this request, and the appeals court did the same. The appeals court concluded that the Trump campaign’s arguments “have no merit.”
Check out Twitter’s response to Eric below: