Trump is getting more delusional and desperate as the election closes in on him and as he watches Hillary Clinton’s train to the White House pull away from the station. His main focus this week, since nobody cares about Wikileaks documents that have to be twisted to mean anything or another round of edited videos showing that PAC operatives are good at causing “psychotic” Trump supporters to do incredibly stupid things, is the prospect of “voter fraud,” a Republican fairy tale used to disenfranchise poor, primarily minority voters from their right to representation.
His motives are simple: By using the talking points started by the GOP and continued by Bernie or busters who cried “fraud” because they didn’t understand the rules of partisan primaries, Trump has set himself up to toss a thousand lawsuits all across the country claiming he was cheated after Hillary Clinton walks away with an electoral landslide. The other thing he’s gaining is support from “poll watchers,” which is code for “Trump supporters ready to intimidate anyone who isn’t white enough to vote for The Donald.” There are tens of thousands of these meatheads across the country willing to interfere with the democratic process to keep them thar illegals from votin’.
Trump ramped it up early Tuesday morning with his asinine tweet of the day:
“@THEREALMOGUL: 41% of American voters believe the election could be “stolen” from DonaldTrump due to widespread voter fraud. – Politico”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2016
41 percent of American voters you say? Let’s take a look at what the story the Donald is using as “proof” that he will lose to fraud actually says:
The new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll — conducted among 1,999 registered voters Oct. 13 through Oct. 15 — shows that Trump’s repeated warnings about a “rigged” election are having effect: 73 percent of Republicans think the election could be swiped from him. Just 17 percent of Democrats agree with the prospect of massive fraud at the ballot box.
Not only does it specifically call out that 73 percent of those 41 percent are Republicans, it calls out that the number is cause and effect. Trump caused the number by talking about it so often. And those 17 percent of Democrats? There’s no data about who they supported in the primary season but I’d be willing to bet a good deal of them will be casting a vote for Jill Stein.
The fact is that Trump is in his death throes. He’s desperately trying to salvage his image so he can be the next Sarah Palin when this is over: On TV for no reason; sad and irrelevant yet still worshiped by the monumentally stupid. More power to you, Donald. Good luck with that.
Oh, and just one more thing: Delete your account.