Donald Trump, the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice and tried to overthrow democracy, clung to his Big Lie – told when Trump lost the 2020 presidential election but claimed he actually won the election but had it stolen from him by Democrats, Republican secretaries of state, election officials and volunteers, a vote-tabulating machine manufacturer, Italy, and a long-dead president of Venezuela – no matter how many times he was told that it wasn’t true. His lie has led the country down a dark path, including an attack on the Capitol by America’s own people. Yet he and his allies continue to cling to that lie.
A Wisconsin judge says a Republican-ordered, taxpayer-funded investigation into the 2020 election found "absolutely no evidence of election fraud." https://t.co/HQtwdCFFhj
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 30, 2022
Trump and his cultists have held to the lie that the Republican Party was cheated, but only in battleground states and only in the presidential election. In all states where Trump and other Republican candidates won, there was no fraud. In battleground states where Trump lost, fraud occurred except in all of the down ballot races, where Republican candidates all lost fair and square. The self-serving logic almost debunks itself, although Trump’s supporters refuse to believe the truth.
In Wisconsin on Thursday, Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn ruled that “absolutely no fraud” had occurred in the state. Wisconsin was one of the battleground states in 2020; the vote there went to Trump by less than one percent and for President Joe Biden by less than one percent in 2020. Multiple recounts were demanded and performed, each of them finding no evidence of election fraud.
According to the Associated Press:
‘Biden’s victory by nearly 21,000 votes has withstood recounts, multiple state and federal lawsuits, an audit by the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau and a review by a conservative activist law firm, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. An Associated Press review of Wisconsin and other battleground states also found far too little fraud to have tipped the election for Trump.’
Twitter was not surprised by the news, but all agreed that the cost to taxpayers of Trump’s repeated recount requests were outrageous and should be refunded. Read some of their comments below: