There are Republicans who have as much to lose as Democrats when it comes to Trump, the bull in the china closet. The difference is that the Democrats usually stick together giving the party power. Republicans splinter and some want Trump out of the way too. Followers could include Conservatives, Independents or Libertarians just as readily but they have to fly under the Republican banner.
Covid provided the "perfect storm". A reason to use mail-in ballots. Not a requested absentee ballot where ballots were sent to a specific individual but sent out enmasse. People were reporting receiving ballots for previous residents, dead people and even in some cases in the name of dogs and cats. Add in the factor that some States refused to use Dominion machines feeling them insecure. The potential for fraud known and anticipated prior to the election but warnings falling on deaf ears.
Comes Election night, people went to bed with Trump in the lead and woke up Biden the winner. Not only winning, but in numbers exceeding those of Obama. Not impossible but improbable. How could someone who drew no enthusiasm, under a cloud of documented corruption through the correspondence on his son's laptop and his own words on video, perceived by many as showing early signs of dementia, do so well? Even with hatred or dbislike of Trump swaying the public, it appeared implausible. Fraud, the most feasible answer. Proving it another story. There were almost immediate reports from those involved in the election process of irregularities they witnessed and reported on the scene and gave affidavits under the threat of perjury. Dominion denied culpability and refused forensics. Courts refused to review the evidence collected. Recounts were done but they only reflected the machine totals. They did not take into account matching signatures, identical filling in of the circles, pristine condition of the ballots without envelope creasing and paper differences...things only Data Science would reveal and more, experts in the field were refused access. Every avenue to determining the situation blocked. Why? Some probably concerned about the public reprocussion, others perhaps for their own special interests. What statistical data that has been available show anomalies. National Security has reported Chinese meddling in the election. Now that the Dominion machines have been documented as confirmed capable of two-way Internet communication, anything was possible.
Trump's frustration may be fueled by ego but the fraud is not a figment of his imagination. Regardless of how this turns out, the public is in for tough times. It's not a battle for which party wins, it's a battle for the ideology of the country.
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