|Among the very, VERY few instances of actual voter|
fraud uncovered in last November's election was this woman
who voted for, yes, Donald Trump twice because she really,
really wanted him to win.
Kind of like a nasty flu bug.
The latest, of course, is Trump's Big Plan to investigate his whackadoodle premise that he lost the popular vote through voter fraud.
His insane claim is that he lost the popular vote in the election by three million people because the election was marred by up to 5 million illegal voters.
Everybody knows that's hooey, of course, and the first impulse is to chalk it up to Child Trump's super fragile ego and the need for adoration.
It's that of course, but he knows what he's doing.
I know I sound conspiratorial, but this "investigation" is part of his big plan to make sure he stays in office for eight years (and either continues on beyond that or one of his evil minions does.)
Everthing Trump does is stagecraft and this is, too. The big investigation will "reveal" widespread voter fraud, but it will be, forgive me, trumped up, bogus allegations against lots and lots of people who have had the gall or will have the gall to vote while black. Or vote while Hispanic. Or vote while poor. Or Muslim.
You get the picture.
So, his compliant GOP Congress creatures will go along with this and come up with all kinds of new laws to ensure blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, gays, the poor who tend not to vote for the likes of Trump won't be able to vote at all. Meaning Trump will take millions of potential votes away from any would-be opponents of his.
This isn't just me coming up with this conspiracy theory. I'm seeing it from a lot of observers.
One example is the New Republic, which points out that Trump's "investigation" will "reveal" the reality (really! not alternative facts!) that there are indeed outdated voting rolls and people who are registered to vote in two states.
Voting districts have ways of making sure these outdated voting rolls don't result in fraudulent voters, or that somebody who is registered in one state doesn't go back to the other state and vote again.
I'm all for bipartisan efforts to make sure voter record keeping is correct and that things be kept up to date in voter precincts, but that's not what's happening here.
Republicans will use the outdated voter rolls, et al to say that voting fraud could occur, so they'll pass laws to make sure people who usually cast ballots for Democrats, like I said, racial minorities, etc.) can't vote and thus hand a re-election to Trump.
As the New Republic notes: "That's ultimately what Trump's investigation will be about: surfacing just enough information to destabilize the truth, which is that practically nobody voted for Clinton illegally. At the same time, it will give Republicans at the state level and in Congress the ammunition to try to make sure Trump doesn't lose the popular vote again in 2020."
I can see the GOP heading that way already, with their voter suppression moves in places like North Carolina and Texas.
And it's really telling that Republican congress creatures, when asked about claims by Trump there were three to five million illegal votes in November, would not agree the idea is absurd, and just mumbled a bunch of well, maybes.
Of course, if we really wanted to make everything as small-d democratic as possible, we'd make voting easier for everybody, not harder.
That won't be the case because a bunch of cruel, delusional, throw back old white men want to cling to power.