During a Wednesday House hearing, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) complained to high heaven about supposed issues in the handling of U.S. elections, rehashing debunked claims about the 2020 races, including in her home state of Georgia.
She eventually also asked a pointless question of whether the assembled witnesses supported meddling by foreign nationals in U.S. electoral processes, but it’s not as though the threat of meddling, as she describes it, is actually real. (Greene received mixed answers including a fact-check of what’s relevant.) As long as Greene and her allies stick with their conspiracy theories, it’s going to be difficult if not impossible to make any cooperative progress on the real-world issues that are there, like foreign misinformation targeting American voters online!
“There are problems in our elections, and it’s important to remember,” Greene told the hearing. “We saw many of them in the 2020 election. We saw suitcases pulled out from tables, suitcases of ballots… These things matter, and Democrats know they matter too.” She then cited a claimed past letter from Dem Senators expressing concerns about the potential of technological meddling with the handling of U.S. elections, but a single missive that shared open-ended concerns is just not in any way reasonably reflective of real-world threats. In terms of what actually happened, it defies basic logic to assume that authority after authority in state after state — including people from both major political parties — have been party to or duped by a conspiracy to propagate a lie that the 2020 presidential race was reasonably secure.
Greene’s claim about suitcases of ballots is also documented bunk. She was referencing claims stemming from the process of counting votes in the Atlanta area after the 2020 presidential race. She then got to her question about supporting foreign meddling, and Monica Evans, who leads the D.C. Board of Elections, wasn’t impressed or interested in going along with the charade.
“My job is to administer the laws as they’ve been provided in the District of Columbia, and I perform my job with integrity, and I know my job well,” Evans told Greene. “And that is my responsibility.” Greene subsequently complained about a past initiative in Washington, D.C., that if allowed to stand would have permitted limited opportunities there for casting a ballot by non-citizens and clownishly accused Evans of supporting meddling by foreign nationals in U.S. elections.
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