So You Think the Election Might be Rigged. Congratulations, You’re an Idiot.

I’m sorry, but if you honestly believe that there’s rampant voter fraud in this country and that this election might be rigged — you’re an idiot.

Let’s start off by pointing out the reality that actual in-person voter fraud is so rare, in a study that examined elections between 2000 to 2014, a grand total of 31 credible cases of  voter impersonation occurred — out of more than 1 billion votes cast.

For those who don’t feel like doing the math, that’s a rate of 0.0000031%.

Even when Republicans have specifically gone looking for voter fraud, they couldn’t find any instance where it was even remotely an issue.

Study after study has been done and none of the ones that have been credible have found a shred of evidence showing where in-person voter fraud had any impact on an election. Again, out of the over 1 billion votes cast there was found to have been roughly 31 total cases where this has actually happened.

To be someone who believes that voter fraud is rampant and impacting elections — especially to believe that it could cost Trump the presidency — takes someone who’s deliberately ignorant and woefully naive to the point that I’m not sure if these folks should be driving out on our streets. Because that’s how mentally unstable and incompetent a person has to be to buy into this discredited myth that voter fraud is threatening our democracy.

The truth is, to actually believe that Trump may lose the presidency due to fraudulent voting (or to believe in rampant voter fraud at all), means that someone wants to believe that “voter fraud” is a real problem. They seek out “news sources” like conspiracy-driven blogs, memes and other people who want to believe it’s real like themselves, who then proceed to cocoon inside of an echo chamber of their own delusions so that they can convince themselves that what they believe isn’t absolute lunacy.

After all, if a meme created by some clickbait website founded by clowns who have absolutely no qualifications to talk about politics (much less break down extremely complex voting data) said they found evidence of rampant voter fraud, then it must be true, right?

And now you have Donald Trump telling his cult of followers who’ll believe any sort of drivel that comes out of his mouth that the only way he’ll lose is if the election is rigged. That’s given millions of conservatives the validation they’ve needed for their conspiracies, because they lack the critical thinking abilities and common sense to realize that their candidate is nothing but a con man, pandering to their fears and manipulating them at every turn because he knows they’re stupid enough to believe him.

The saddest part is that the GOP knows this is all bullshit. They know Trump’s rhetoric is extremely dangerous, but they’re not doing a damn thing about it. Just like they sat there silently, and cowardly, while he said one disgusting thing after another — often only rebuking him when they absolutely had to — they’re doing the same damn thing now. And just like they did with Trump’s rise to the top of the GOP’s ladder, once it’s too late to do anything about it and millions of Americans are talking about violent revolts against a “rigged election” that wasn’t rigged, they’re going to play dumb, act like they had nothing to do with it, and half-ass address it because they all know that without these lunatics who support Trump, none of them can get re-elected.

This is all an absolute joke. It really is astonishing, eye-opening and disheartening to realize that there are this many morons in this country who actually buy into this insanity that voter fraud is rampant and it could very well cost Donald Trump the White House.

I’m still a proud American, but I’ll fully admit that I’m ashamed for my country that these types mouth-breathing bottom feeders who thrive on absurd conspiracies are often what many people from other countries envision Americans to be when they think of this country.

Hit me up on Twitter or Facebook and let me know what you think.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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