Now, Biden and Clinton Warn of Stolen Elections
Clinton claims the 2016 election was “stolen,” the 2020 election was secure, and the GOP will steal the 2022 and 2024 elections.
The Biden administration indicated this week that it is tracking several threats to the nation’s “election security infrastructure” during the midterms by foreign and non-state actors. Intelligence bulletins and specific warnings have been promised by key players that include the Justice Department, the State Department, Homeland Security, the FBI, and other intelligence agencies. We also know Joe Biden takes election integrity very seriously. Heh.
The actual threats have yet to materialize or even be outlined in any detail, and the agencies involved have so far refused to comment further. It has been noted, though, that the usual suspects include Russia, China, and of course people disgruntled with the outcome of the 2020 election. In other words, those “extreme MAGA Republicans” Biden warned us about in front of that extreme authoritarian backdrop of his.
The information that stirred the announcement and promises of action to shore up election security was inspired by a conference call between federal officials and local law enforcement personnel regarding the midterms. Topics discussed included the potential for violence fomented by false information and the likelihood that election workers could face violence and intimidation. There were also significant concerns of cyber threats from China and Russia. Notice that none of these discussions included concrete evidence of future actions or information about specific threats that have already taken place. And the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has not found any compelling evidence of foreign targeting of the election system.
It should be noted that there was an incident last week in Maricopa County, Arizona, where at least two armed people dressed in tactical gear were watching over a mail-in ballot drop box. Two voters filed intimidation complaints; however, it is unclear if the individuals broke any laws. Nor does this incident indicate a pattern of wider voter intimidation, if indeed it even qualifies as such. It certainly doesn’t compare to the famous 2012 voter intimidation incident in which the Black Panther Party descended on Philadelphia and physically threatened white voters who approached polling locations.
The administration and the media are breathlessly reporting on the Arizona incident as an example of a wave of MAGA-inspired voter intimidation and violence because it fits the narrative they have been pushing all along — that Republicans and their surrogates are aiming to steal the midterms.
Even Hillary Clinton got in on the act. Yeah, she’s back.
Looking toward the 2024 presidential election, Clinton released a video Friday in which she claims that “right-wing extremists already have a plan to steal the next presidential election” through Republican-controlled state legislatures rather than the popular vote or the “anachronistic Electoral College.” You know, the Electoral College that could prevent California’s six-million-vote margin from determining our next president.
Didn’t Donald Trump get impeached (a second time) for claiming the 2020 election was stolen?
Clinton’s latest conspiracy theory is a good reminder of her shenanigans after her loss to Donald Trump in 2016, a loss she never admitted to or accepted. Worse, she’s been claiming it was stolen from her for the last six years. Like many of her ilk, including Joe Biden, Stacey Abrams, and others, Clinton assumes that any loss by Democrats must mean that the election was stolen.
But perhaps the most hilarious part of her video is that she’s stumping for a group called Crush the Coup. Clinton initiated a coup against Trump with her Russia-collusion hoax that bled over into and handicapped most of his presidency. Now she wants to “crush” an imaginary one.
We can always count on the Clintons for a master class in projection.
The linchpin of the Democrat midterm strategy is to thoroughly delegitimize the midterms and pre-cast Republicans as stealing and bullying their way to victory on November 8. They want to foist on the country their own paranoid delusion that Democrats don’t lose elections; elections are stolen from them. It’s a tired tactic that is right at home in an authoritarian state, but it has no place in our Republic. If Americans cast their votes without undue influence, then the Democrats will lose big on November 8, and that is as legitimate an outcome as we can hope for.
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