If you haven’t heard, since even congressional Republicans wouldn’t take his unfounded conspiracy seriously, Donald Trump has ordered a “voter fraud commission” assembled to seek out and determine if widespread voter fraud impacted the 2016 election.
Since Trump refuses to ever admit failure, and Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by nearly three million votes, he fabricated the ridiculous conspiracy theory that the only reason she received more votes than he did is because “millions of people voted illegally.”
The vice chair of this committee is someone who’s spent years trying to suppress the vote in his own state, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. A man who was recently sanctioned by a judge for “deceptive conduct” for his rather sketchy behavior relating to a voting rights lawsuit brought against Kansas by the ACLU.
Well, during an interview with MSNBC’s Katy Tur, Kobach said one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard a person say when he essentially argued that Trump’s presidency might not even be legitimate.
When Tur asked him if he believes Clinton won the popular vote, he said nobody could say for certain.
“We may never know the answer to that,” Kobach said. “We will probably never know the answer to that question. Because even if you can prove that a certain number of votes were cast by ineligible voters, for example, you wouldn’t know how they voted.”
Yes — we do know that she won the popular vote.
This is where Republicans are really fortunate that the vast majority of their supporters are so incredibly ignorant about how a lot of this stuff works.
For widespread voter fraud to have occurred on the level Trump’s alleged it did would take the biggest conspiracy and cover-up in all of human history. It would literally involve hundreds of people — in all 50 states — including (but not limited to) the following:
- Both Republicans and Democrats.
- Party officials from both parties.
- Random election officials.
But it’s not just the impossible amount of coordination it would take in all 50 states between both parties, as well as lawyers and judges, to pull off large-scale voter fraud (especially in the millions) — it’s keeping everyone quiet about it after the fact.
When Trump says he believes “millions of people voted illegally” what he’s saying is that he believes there was this enormous conspiracy orchestrated among hundreds of people, both parties, judges, lawyers, and various election officials, and everyone has kept quiet about their involvement.
They’re also basically saying that this only impacted the presidential race considering there haven’t been reports of any other candidate in any state from either party alleging they lost because they feel widespread voter fraud cost them the election.
But let’s go ahead and break down what Kobach said here. He’s essentially arguing that Trump’s “win” might not even be valid because it’s possible that the “millions of illegal voters” his boss claims voted last year could have very well voted for him — not Clinton.
After all, “we will probably never know,” right?
In other words, while he’s saying “we may never know” if Clinton won the popular vote (we do and she did), he’s also saying that “we may never know” if Trump “won” the electoral college he’s bragged about winning so often.
Kobach also denied that this commission is meant to “justify or validate” Trump’s asinine conspiracy, which is total b.s., because that’s exactly what it’s trying to do. Confirming Trump’s delusions is the only reason why this commission exists in the first place.
This is the perfect example of what a raging dumpster fire this current administration is. Donald Trump’s hand-picked guy to be one of the main people running his “voting commission” was so desperate to avoid admitting that Trump lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton that he argued his boss’s presidency might not even be legitimate.
The never-ending stream of incompetence constantly emanating from Donald Trump and his administration is often so preposterous, I truly have trouble wrapping my mind around the fact that this is all real.
Watch Kobach’s comments below via MSNBC:
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