Republicans — or at least, one segment of the party — are confident that Donald Trump was the rightful winner of the 2020 election, and that the win was “stolen” from him for Joe Biden. What they can’t seem to agree on, however, is exactly how that was done.
Of course, several have blamed Dominion Voting Systems, a company that makes the machines used on election day in many districts across the country. Dominion has even responded with defamation suits for individuals like Mike Lindell and Sidney Powell, and right-wing news organizations including Newsmax and OANN.
Others have concocted theories about hackers, fake ballots smuggled in during pauses in counting, and of course, the mailed ballots that were so much more prevalent in this election due to the pandemic.
That’s where Harriet Hageman comes in. She’s running for Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) Congressional seat, and since Cheney has stood up to Donald Trump multiple times, including voting in favor of impeachment, and now serving on the January 6th Committee, he has endorsed Hageman’s primary challenge.
She says that Democrats violated the Constitution by supporting mail-in ballots for the election (though Donald Trump himself has voted by mail multiple times, including mailing in his vote for primary elections in 2020), and, according to her, “That is theft of an election.”
— The Republican Accountability Project (@AccountableGOP) February 24, 2022
Trump and the MAGA movement, incidentally, could not seem to pick a position on mailing in ballots throughout the election cycle. While Trump frequently railed against the option, his own daughter-in-law also recorded a robocall to assure voters that the process was secure and could be counted on for their vote.
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