Tom Cotton called Sarah Palin and the Republican defeat in the Alaska House of Representatives special election “rigged.”
This is how it’s done. That’s how you defeat democracy from within, and if you do it with the necessary commitment, it’s frighteningly easy. Remember Joe Scarborough’s powerful words about a “Republican pillar of Washington” just three weeks ago? Scarborough said of this pillar:
A guy I always thought was a mainstream conservative, a guy who at least in the past has expressed concern about some of Donald Trump’s extremities said to me: “Joe, we can replace the US government.“
Impossible you say? No, that’s how it’s done. They make elections irrelevant. Any MAGA loss in a quasi-neutral race is considered “fixed”. It’s either a MAGA victory or it’s the Democrats rigging elections, as Tom Cotton said of Alaska’s special House election (for a term ending Jan. 3, 2023), in which Mary Peltola defeated Republicans Sarah Palin and Don Young in the Ranked Choice defeated . Cotton said the election was not valid because a majority voted for a Republican.
According to The Daily Beast, Cotton tweeted: “Ranked Choice Voting is a Scam to Fix Elections” This is interesting because Republicans in Alaska introduced the system. From the beast itself:
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) managed to go viral on Wednesday night with a dubious claim about the election to the US House of Representatives in Alaska.
Online critics pointed out that while 60 percent of voters chose a Republican, they didn’t choose the same candidate, and so many were concerned about Palin’s possible choice that they voted for a Democrat instead. Others stressed that Cotton’s assertion might just as well apply to the electoral college that led Republican presidents to the White House in both 2000 and 2016, despite receiving fewer votes than their Democratic rival.
It has long been Russian intelligence doctrine to weaken trust in the democratic system in order to defeat the US from within. And for the past decade — at least — she’s always sympathized with the Republican side. There’s a reason the NRA went bankrupt after it was exposed as taking Russian money. Tom Cotton is irresponsibly, perhaps intentionally and recklessly, doing his MAGA duty and diminishing confidence in the democratic process.
We’ve already seen MAGA Republicans claiming their primary elections were “fixed.” There is no faster way to destroy a country’s democratic government from within. Now try to imagine a Democratic victory in the 2024 presidential election. Can it happen without a bigger fight and lawsuit than 2020?
This is dangerous stuff.
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