The Impact of Declining Trust in Election Results | Beaufort County Now | Willis Krumholz writes for the Federalist about the negative impact for society of a loss of faith in American election results. | john locke foundation, declining trust, election results, negative impact, november 18, 2020

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The Impact of Declining Trust in Election Results

Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the John Locke Foundation. The author of this post is Mitch Kokai.

    Willis Krumholz writes for the Federalist about the negative impact for society of a loss of faith in American election results.

  • Four years ago, Republican voters would have accepted the current election results. That was before the Trump campaign was spied on, and a constant coup was underway to remove Trump from the presidency. That was before America saw massive riots and looting, resulting in countless injured and dead cops and citizens, while the corporate media ran cover for the rioters and looters.
  • Maybe Trump's voters deserve to be skeptical about the outcome of this election. Silver and the other mainstream pollsters didn't just promise that Trump and Republicans would be defeated soundly, they ridiculed those who said it would be a tight race. Trump's supporters were again right to doubt the polls.
  • If Democrats believe half the things they are saying about Trump or his supporters, why wouldn't massive vote fraud be justified and even moral?
  • The court-won destructions of state election law smacked Republicans as nakedly political. Nobody seriously believes that allowing mailed ballots to come in after the election has anything to do with actually protecting people from the pandemic, especially when the same officials applauding mail-in balloting have selectively applied coronavirus restrictions to reward their friends and punish their political enemies.
  • Democrats have compared Trump to Adolf Hitler and have widely called his supporters white supremacists and fascists. If they believe half the things they are saying about Trump or his supporters, why wouldn't massive vote fraud be justified and even moral?
  • The same people who ranted about Russia hacking the 2016 election — to the point where almost 70 percent of Democrats falsely believed that Russia had hacked and changed vote totals — tell Trump's base that it is dangerous and unpatriotic to doubt the results of this election.


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