Although Donald Trump, the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice, claimed and even tried to thwart a legitimate election because election fraud had stolen the presidency from him. It wasn’t true, but to be fair, none of Trump’s other big conspiracy theories were true, either. This particular lie, though, led to an attack on the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021.
lol. "A supporter of former President Donald Trump who said authorities should root out voter fraud is among five people who were charged Thursday with voter fraud." https://t.co/3KuZ7OwTAv
— Christopher Ingraham (@_cingraham) February 10, 2022
Most of the stories of the few instances of actual voter fraud that took place in 2020, however, showed that Trump supporters committed or attempted to commit election fraud themselves. A woman who told police officers to look into the issue of election fraud in her county because “they took it away from Trump” was arrested on Thursday and charged in Wisconsin, along with four other voters.
Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney stressed that this arrest of five people in no way proved any significant amount of voter fraud in the state. Speaking to ABC News, Toney said that:
‘It is clear that would have had no impact on any election results about who would have won the race. It has nothing to do with that type of argument.’
A Mesa County clerk who was barred from overseeing an election and has promoted Trump's election fraud conspiracy theory was arrested this week and accused of resisting a search warrant.https://t.co/FDYahvLcsq
— Ars Technica (@arstechnica) February 10, 2022
The fraud committed by all five voters was using a P.O. Box address in order to register to vote, which is a crime in Wisconsin. Although other judges in the state have declined to charge people for the crime, Toney said that it was too important to overlook.
‘“This is an important opportunity for education on this issue,” Toney said. He said he hoped filing charges would lead to fewer criminal referrals that take time and resources away from police and district attorneys who should instead be focused on fighting violent crime.’
— Lippy (@LOLJ919) October 23, 2021
Although Trump supporters are sure to accuse Toney of being some sort of Democratic operative, he’s actually a Republican running for attorney general in the GOP primary in an attempt to unseat the Democrat currently in office.
‘Toney is running for attorney general and faces former state Rep. Adam Jarchow in the Aug. 9 Republican primary. The winner will advance to face Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul in November.’
Election fraud conspiracist & state rep. candidate Jacky Eubanks says she was warned by a former federal agent that she may be arrested soon for voter intimidation & suppression. Eubanks has been canvassing in Macomb County to try & prove the 2020 election was stolen from Trump. pic.twitter.com/7UXdl3iyZc
— Left of Center MI (@leftofcentermi) February 3, 2022