The Runback: Kari's Lake of Fire
One MAGAworld candidate's win should shut up the "stolen election" hucksters once and for all. But it won't.
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News and Politics
August 2022 Republican Presidential Power Rankings: One candidate is on his way out the door
Dan Cox: Lies By Omission: Anybody can twist words. And Dan Cox really enjoys it.
Schifanelli Lies About Status as First Female GOP LG Nominee: No, Schifanelli is not the first. Or the second. Or the third.
Swastikas Appear in Baltimore County: Two instances of swastika vandalism have appeared in recent days, and both have a Dan Cox connection. The Cox Campaign appears to be a victim in at least one instance
Dumb Times at CPAC Texas: Matt Schlapp and the ACU continue to flush the meaning of "conservative" down the toilet.
Cox Campaign Manager Has History of Controversial Remarks: "Known to be a joke in the industry", Dan Cox's new campaign manager has a history of racial and pro-secession remarks
Mixed Emotions Muddle Mancini Trade Mood: People are letting their feelings about the man cloud their judgment on what's best for the team
The NFL, NFLPA Have a SERIOUS Problem: When Drug Use is a Bigger Problem than Sexual Assault, the NFL and its Players clearly do not take Sexual Violence seriously.
New Study: Genomic Sequencing Is Effective for Understanding SAR-CoV-2 Transmission: the study concluded that the epidemiology and genome sequencing served as the tool for understanding the overall disease transmission safety in this classroom setting.
My latest column for The Baltimore Banner: Both Wes Moore and Dan Cox lack the experience to lead.
The Monday Thought
Here’s a story that’s become canonical lore among Republicans who falsely believe the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump. When America went to bed on election night two years ago, with only real votes having been counted, Trump was headed for a second term in office. Then, as people slept, out came the fake ballots, as dissembling Democrats scrambled to make up the gap—an operation that ultimately proved successful, with Joe Biden being declared the victor.
Now here’s a thing that actually happened in Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial primary this week. When Arizonans went to bed Tuesday night, the ballots counted so far seemed to favor Republican establishment pick Karrin Taylor Robson. As the remaining ballots were slowly counted, however, MAGA favorite Kari Lake began to gain ground, pulling into the lead around 2 a.m. local time. As of this writing, it’s estimated that more than 100,000 ballots have yet to be counted, but most elections watchers agree Lake is unlikely to relinquish her lead.
Given the parallels to 2020, you may not be surprised to hear that the results have already been tarnished by allegations of fraud. But these allegations have come not from Robson, who lost out in the late count, but from Lake herself.
“We outvoted the fraud,” Lake said Wednesday at an event where she also declared victory in the race. “The MAGA movement voted like their lives depended on it.”
If we live in a sane world, Kari Lake’s come-from-behind victory over Karrin Taylor Robson in the Arizona gubernatorial primary would prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there was no fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election. It would prove, once and for all, that you really don’t know who the winner of the election is until all the votes are counted and the election is certified once and for all.
If we lived in a consistent world, Kari Lake would decry her own victory as proof of election fraud and would be fighting tooth-and-nail to make sure that Karrin Taylor Robson was declared the winner of the election.
As we know, however, Arizona’s descent into madness has been ongoing.
No, we live in the stupidest timeline and Kari Lake and her supporters truly believe that there was election fraud that she was able to defeat. Somehow. Because the fraudsters weren’t good enough to beat her, or something.
That, of course, is the key sacrament of being MAGA and, in a lot of instances, being a Republican these days. You may win the election. You may lose the election. But always, always, cry fraud.
The lesson about MAGAworld claims of voter fraud, as always?