Thursday, January 26, 2017

Trump Just Did some Jui-Jitsu on the Press: He Now has them Saying there Was No Voter Fraud

Wait I thought the Russians stole the election? Now it seems they were run without reproach.
In fact, voting experts we talked to pointed to numerous studies that have found such in-person voter fraud — the type of fraud Trump is alleging — is virtually nonexistent. A Government Accountability Office report released in October 2014 said that “no apparent cases of in-person voter impersonation [were] charged by DOJ’s Criminal Division or by U.S. Attorney’s offices anywhere in the United States from 2004 through July 3, 2014.”
Remember the press said just a few weeks ago that the Russians were supposed to have stolen the election.
A new declassified report from the American intelligence community concludes that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered a unprecedented, expansive effort to undermine the 2016 presidential election and help President-elect Donald Trump win—including the hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
Now the press has to say that the election was not tainted. It seems the Trump people are playing the press like an accordion. I mean you can't say the election was hacked and then say that there was no fraud involved. These are obviously two quite different things entirely but can be easily conflated in a persons mind.

He is actually getting the press to validate the election by saying "fraud claims are debunked." Russian hacking claims seem to not been debunked but election fraud itself is getting that treatment. Then all the Trump people need to do is provide a climb down, simply ignore future questions, or do a Clintonian "that's old news" and suddenly the election was without reproach.

One thing is for certain. No one is talking about "illegitimate presidents" or Russian hacking anymore. They are now rushing to say election fraud "is virtually nonexistent." I think the 24-7 news cycle and its easily distracted nature is going to be quite a boon for Trump.

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