Roger Stone Spins Bizarre Tale Of Korean Ballots Smuggled In Through Maine

If you need a conspiracy theory too far-out to even promote as fiction, look no further than Alex Jones. As it turns out, if you need a talk show guest who can compete with Alex Jones for the most bizarre conspiracy story, Roger Stone is your guy.

Roger Stone says Korean boats smuggled ballots into Maine harbor
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According to Newsweek, Stone appeared on Alex Jones’ program to discuss the election. Jones has already been barred from Twitter, Youtube, and other platforms, for reasons centering around hateful, violent, and racist rhetoric, as reported by Vox in 2018. However, he’s built up enough of a conspiracy-minded following for his InfoWars programs to keep going, and has even had Donald Trump as a guest.

Now Roger Stone has appeared on the show, where he reiterated false claims that the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election was affected by widespread fraud, and went beyond by claiming that ballots, in a boat from Korea, were smuggled in through a harbor in Maine, which he then further clarified as “the state of Maine,” perhaps uncertain if that would be completely clear to listeners.

I just learned of absolute incontrovertible evidence of North Korean boats delivering ballots through a harbor in Maine, the state of Maine. If this checks out, if law enforcement looked into that and it turned out to be true, it would be proof of foreign involvement in the election.

Stone didn’t explain why, if he has received “incontrovertible evidence,” he wouldn’t either have turned that over to law enforcement himself, or made the actual evidence — not just the unsupported and improbable claim — public. He also didn’t explain why it would be necessary for hypothetical election fraudsters to manufacture fake ballots in Korea, instead of on home turf, aside from such a theory playing well for a xenophobic audience.

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