Trump’s fraudit election lies about Arizona are unchanged. Of course.

If we lived in an America where facts mattered, and shame was still a thing, the pratfall of the Cyber-Ninja “audit” in Arizona would dampen the momentum of the Trumpist “stop the steal” movement.

In an America where facts mattered, the finding of the GOP-backed “audit” that, yes, indeed, President Joe Biden won Arizona — by an even larger margin than originally reported — would be a colossal embarrassment for the grifters and scammers of the Trump world. It would an egg-on-their-faces moment for the ages.

But we don’t live in that America, because if facts mattered, we wouldn’t be where we are now. For the boosters of the “big lie,” the Arizona audit flop was not even a speed bump. And that should tell us a great deal about this moment in U.S. politics.

In the wake of the report, some Republicans urged a return to sanity. “When it comes to the audit, like the three audits that preceded it, it’s now over,” Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said on Twitter. “The outcome stands and the 2020 election in Arizona is over.”

But there is zero chance of that in the Trumpified GOP.

RTFA. Some of these folks are regular Americans. Self-deluded True Believers. Some are ready to fight for Trump as they would have for Hitler. Like the Republican candidate who says, “Execute all involved. #MaricopaCountyFraud.” History does repeat itself all too often. Especially the violent bits. That’s what a BIG LIE strategy was invented for.

3 thoughts on “Trump’s fraudit election lies about Arizona are unchanged. Of course.

  1. Credulous pawns says:

    “Rachel Maddow Reads Damning Giuliani Testimony Showing Roots Of Election Conspiracy” https://www.huffpost.com/entry/maddow-rudy-giuliani-election-conspiracy_n_6153fc44e4b099230d1c714c
    “Giuliani’s deposition was among a trove of court documents made public last week in a Colorado lawsuit brought by former Dominion Voting Systems security director Eric Coomer against Trump’s reelection campaign, attorneys Giuliani and Sidney Powell, and right-wing crusaders and media outlets.” https://lede-admin.coloradosun.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2021/09/Giuliani-depo-in-Coomer-case.pdf

  2. WTFU says:

    “A Trump lawyer wrote an instruction manual for a coup. Why haven’t you seen it on the news?” https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/sullivan-eastman-memo/2021/09/29/68d93000-211f-11ec-9309-b743b79abc59_story.html
    The memo, unearthed in Bob Woodward and Robert Costa’s new book, is a stunner. Written by Trump legal adviser John Eastman — a serious Establishment Type with Federalist Society cred and a law school deanship under his belt — it offered Mike Pence, then in his final days as vice president, a detailed plan to declare the 2020 election invalid and give the presidency to Trump.
    In other words, how to run a coup in six easy steps.
    See also: “Trump lawyer wrote a six-point plan for Mike Pence to overturn the 2020 election: Woodward book” https://www.rawstory.com/eastman-memo-coup/ and “Trump lawyer John Eastman touted his plan to overturn the 2020 election in interviews with right-wing media” https://www.mediamatters.org/fox-news/trump-lawyer-john-eastman-touted-his-plan-overturn-2020-election-interviews-right-wing

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