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Few Republicans have confidence in elections

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By CHRISTINE FERNANDO

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Few Republicans have confidence in elections

I think that actually needs to be narrowed a bit....few Republicans have confidence in elections THEY LOSE....

Win? "Hey, those were the most secure elections in history"...

It's just one more example of the hypocrisy that fills MAGA-world - and their willingness to destroy our democracy to retain minority rule...

Autocrats and despots - pure and simple...

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Many studies have been conducted on the relationship between conspiracy theories and rightest thinking. Upshot: it's not that many people are Republicans and therefore conspiracy believers; it is that people are conspiracy believers and therefore Republicans.

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Find something you are supposedly a victim of, find a purpose in life. That's where we're at, folks. Nothing higher than that.

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Promoting doubts and conspiracies about the elections means their target population become less likely to vote.

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Well of course: they aren't putting their demagogues in power nearly as often as they used to. What they need to realize is that the person that wins an election is the person with the most votes (popular vote).

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What they need to realize is that the person that wins an election is the person with the most votes (popular vote).

Unfortunately many are being indoctrinated into believing reality always comes second to their personal preferences, so if there is anybody they don't like in the ballot the only reason they could get the most votes is a conspiracy.

The more elections their candidates lose, the more conspiracies become necessary to explain reality and the less confidence the people have in the system as a whole. A sad but unavoidable consequence of having irrational beliefs.

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Irrational thoughts lead to irrational behavior, although, in some instances, Republicans know plain and simple that what they are doing is anti democratic.

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Most republicans also believe in trump, an insurrectionist who tried to overthrow the government because they don’t like that they are in the minority.

These people don’t have a problem with democracy, they’re just poor losers who think that its more important they exercise a tyranny of the minority rather than exercising democracy.

Low intelligence losers. If they do end up an authoritarian state they will deserve it.

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If their candidate wins, then the election was free and fair. If their candidate loses, then the election was fraudulent. They spend a lot of time trying to roll back freedoms and make it harder for minorities to vote, then cry foul at every turn. They are just sore losers that's all.

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They are just sore losers that's all.

With respect, I think it runs far deeper than just that.

A very large section of American adults is having immense difficulty in separating what they want to be true from what is clearly true, to the point of it seeming ridiculous to others who retain the power of reason.

And there are a lot of people who are making money out of keeping them in that state.

I fear that America could descend into the most pointless civil war in mankind's history.

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I think the USA populace in general have doubts about elections. The elections are not fair and are entirely rigged by gerry mandering or money, and even the elections officials are corrupt. The whole of the USA and the world knows that Trump did NOT win the 2016 election but was voted in by the corrupt electoral college. What happens in 2024 will be a catastrophe if the republicans do not win, and especially if Trump is the nominee for president. Expect a lot of violence.

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opheliajadefeldtToday 01:21 pm JST

The whole of the USA and the world knows that Trump did NOT win the 2016 election but was voted in by the corrupt electoral college.

Strictly speaking it is not corrupt. It was how the system was designed back in 1787. Citizens couldn't even vote directly for the electors back then.

I think the USA populace in general have doubts about elections.

Yes, the ijits that can't understand how the process works.

The elections are not fair and are entirely rigged by gerry mandering or money, and even the elections officials are corrupt.

Multiparty elections have money and gerrymandering unless the map is produced by computer. The elections volunteers and officials are not broadly corrupt. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

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Low intelligence losers. If they do end up an authoritarian state they will deserve it.

Biden slipping in the polls, faster than the Titanic and Trump rising in the polls despite the Dems best effort to stop him, I would say, that the people claiming to be "intelligent" are less intelligent than we thought.

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Some of the same Republicans floating these election conspiracy,have pleaded guilty and admitted to the fact that they were lying too Republicans especially the Google Kraken Republicans

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Mark Meadows to testify against Trump Mark Meadows Trump

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