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Saturday, May 08, 2021

The fake recount is a proof-of-concept to the GOP base: They can steal elections by controlling elections boards



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The conspiracy theories, the sloppily handled ballots, the general disregard for security, facts, or even a modicum of fairness in the process? It's all deliberate. This entire process is a dramatic production, put on for Trump and the GOP base, to illustrate how easy it would be to steal elections if their people could just gain control over state elections boards.

Call it coup theater.

It's about ginning up enthusiasm for the GOP's continued efforts to undermine democracy and install the white conservative minority into power through cheating. It's about reinforcing the Republican Party's belief that they are entitled to rule, no matter how many Americans reject them at the polls. If manipulating ballots and conspiracy theories are required to get there, then so be it. That's why Republicans aren't embarrassed at how silly this entire fake audit is. It's meant to be ridiculous, precisely because the more ridiculous it is, the more it undermines faith and trust in the very concept of free and fair elections.

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-05-07 09:40 PM | Reply

DoJ to AZ - we have concerns

AZ to DoJ - mind your own business

Arizona Senate assures feds election recount is secure

...The Justice Department letter said that federal law requires ballots from federal elections to remain in the control of election officials for 22 months, and that [AZ Senate President Karen] Fann's decision to hand them over to a contractor may violate that law.

Fann, a Republican, said in her response that security is tight at the state fairgrounds venue where teams of contractors are recounting votes in the race won by President Joe Biden, and that former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett is at the site daily to ensure that remains true.

She vowed that "not a single ballot has been destroyed, defaced, lost or adulterated" and said she was confident none would be....

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-05-08 01:47 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"She vowed that "not a single ballot has been destroyed, defaced, lost or adulterated""

Not knowing ANY of those claims for a fact.

FFS, they gave them blue pens.

#3 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-05-08 01:56 PM | Reply

@#3 ... they gave them blue pens. ...

I wonder if there are any shredders in the audit area?

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-05-08 02:06 PM | Reply

Wanna bet they find 11,800 new bamboo ballots?

#5 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-05-08 02:29 PM | Reply

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