Predictable Republican lawmakers blamed “rigged”, or “stolen”, elections for key midterm losses, primary losses suffered by candidates supported by Donald Trump.
Let’s be honest: Lax early voting, unsigned or postmarked mail-in ballots, and other irregularities make it easier to manipulate election results. These issues must be rectified or eliminated. However, knee-jerk claims of “rigged”, “stolen,” and “rigged” elections without substantive evidence are nothing more than selective excuses for select losses.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., who won easily re-election, tweeted this on Sunday:
Is it okay to use the phrase “slowly stolen elections” on Twitter?
MTG is clearly what Elon Musk means now that he sits at Twitter’s helm.
As a growing number Republicans blame Donald Trump for the GOP’s poor performance in the 2022 midterm elections (where many of his MAGA-denying candidates lost races across the country), Greene’s insinuations were made. These facts are factual — you can love them, hate them, or something else.
Donald Trump has been more focused on shaming other Republicans than on “stolen elections”, thus far focusing on Govs. Ron DeSantis, Florida, and Glenn Youngkin, Virginia, were joined by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Trump declared that the red wave has become a red trickle because “everyone hates him.”
Trump posted the following statement on Sunday via his Truth Social platform: “It’s Mitch McConnell’s fault.”
It was a huge mistake to spend money on Republican candidates rather than supporting Blake Masters and other conservatives. Even worse was the decision to give 4 Trillion dollars to the Radical Left, and not Infrastructure, for the Green New Deal. He failed the Midterms and everyone hates him and his lovely wife Coco Chow.
It continues like this, each side refusing to accept the other’s position.
What will happen when it ends?
It hurts me to say it, and I hope I’m right. But not until Republican voters win the 2024 presidential election.
Even if it is not.