Monday, November 09, 2020


I keep thinking about this, from Axios's Alayna Treene:
President Trump plans to brandish obituaries of people who supposedly voted but are dead — plus hold campaign-style rallies — in an effort to prolong his fight against apparent insurmountable election results, four Trump advisers told me during a conference call this afternoon.
We already know Rudy Giuliani has alleged that the former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier voted in Philadelphia in the 2018 election even though he died in 2011, a claim that evolved at Gateway Pundit into a charge that Frazier voted this year. Whether or not it's true that someone has voted in the late boxer's name -- I assume it isn't -- Frazier was a famous person, and his surviving relatives are undoubtedly accustomed to the way a public figure's name can be misused.

But as Trump is barnstorming across the country, he's likely to cite the names of ordinary people whose identities, he'll claim, were used for voter fraud after their deaths. Some of these deceased people may have voted early and then passed away, and will have grieving relatives for whom the pain is still great. Some will be people with names similar to those of dead people; they'll be falsely accused of fraud. Some of the claims will be maliciously invented and have no basis in reality.

These people might try to defend their good names, or the reputations of their deceased relatives. For their troubles, they'll be mercilessly attacked online, on the phone, or even in person by angry right-wingers. There are likely to be somedeath threats.

And Trump won't care, because he has no human feelings.

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