Trump is moving ahead with his “voter fraud commission” that everyone on the planet knows only exists to rig the 2018 elections. If you find yourself arguing with a Trumpanzee about it and you want to really really piss them off, tell them that the Department of Justice spent five years researching voter fraud in America and came up with diddlysquat. Naturally, they’ll assume you’re talking about Obama’s DoJ and laughingly dismiss your claim as “fake news.”
And that’s when you drop this little tidbit of reality on them:
Five years after the Bush administration began a crackdown on voter fraud, the Justice Department has turned up virtually no evidence of any organized effort to skew federal elections, according to court records and interviews.
Although Republican activists have repeatedly said fraud is so widespread that it has corrupted the political process and, possibly, cost the party election victories, about 120 people have been charged and 86 convicted as of last year.
That’s right, Republicans have tried this shit before. 15 years before Cheeto Mussolini claimed 3-5 million illegal votes were cast, Republicans went looking for their White Whale so they could justify mass voter suppression. They failed so spectacularly that they dropped the entire scheme at the time.
Obama a scary black man won, Republicans realized that allowing people to vote would mean the end of the Republican Party, so despite knowing for a fact that there is no such thing as widespread voter fraud, they started passing dozens of laws to “protect the integrity of the ballot.” That those laws just happened to strip millions of Democratic voters of their ability to vote was just a happy coincidence. Honest!
And now that Republicans has discovered they can just lie about voter fraud and the Supreme Court will allow them to use that lie to steal the vote, you can bet the farm that Donald Trump won’t make the same mistake Bush made. Bush let the facts dictate policy. Trump will just say that his study found millions upon millions of illegal votes and, no, he’s not going to show you the proof you stupid lying media!