Ex-President Donald Trump is still at it. In a new statement that he released in connection to Easter, he reiterated his false idea that he was the rightful winner of the 2020 election. For this claim to be true, then — considering the fact that the entire presidential transition process has long since played out — thousands and thousands of people would have to be in on the imaginary fantasyland scheme that Trump claims cost him his victory. Besides the fact that Trump sounds utterly unhinged, the fact that the GOP won’t distance itself from his delusion is dangerous.
Trump commented as follows:
‘Why is it that every time the 2020 ELECTION FRAUD is discussed, the Fake News Media consistently states that such charges are baseless, unfounded, unwarranted, etc.? Sadly, there was massive fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election, and many very angry people understand that. With each passing day, and unfortunately for the Radical Left CRAZIES, more and more facts are coming out. Other than that, Happy Easter?’
Check out Trump’s preposterous statement below:
News accounts all day focused on the attack at the Capitol that left a police officer dead. Many of those news accounts mentioned the Jan 6 riot of Trump supporters after he spent months claiming the election was stolen. Here is his takeaway 👇🏻 https://t.co/2bSJInOyVx
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 3, 2021
No court anywhere in the country ever even partially accepted the idea that systematic fraud plagued the 2020 presidential election, and authorities at virtually every meaningful level of government have long since confirmed in various ways that no meaningful evidence of systematic election fraud has emerged. The depth of Trump’s delusion seems difficult to overstate. Can he even explain the basics of how this imaginary fraud scheme took place? Who was in charge? Where are the records of any secret planning meetings? Where are the thousands and thousands of people whose cooperation would have been required for a nationwide election-rigging scheme?
Meanwhile, no matter Republican complaints about the imaginary villain of “cancel culture,” Trump also called for a boycott of Major League Baseball following their decision to move the planned All-Star Game out of Georgia in protest of suppressive new voting restrictions that state Republican leaders recently enacted.
Donald Trump: "Boycott baseball" pic.twitter.com/zW5KyBjtnz
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) April 3, 2021
No systematic issues in the previous Georgia electoral system have emerged that would somehow warrant these wide-ranging changes, which include new and unnecessary voter ID requirements for mail-in ballots. As voting rights lawyer Marc Elias explained it, voters could seemingly easily submit the wrong information from their driver’s licenses if using the cards to fulfill the identification requirements.
The new Georgia law will require voters to submit ID to vote by mail. If they use their driver's license, they need to provide the #.
One of the two numbers below is correct. If they put the other, it will be rejected.
Are you sure you would pick the right one? pic.twitter.com/3yQZAgioLO
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) April 1, 2021