Just last week, one of those morons over at CNN wasted 1,000 words or so telling us how President Donald Trump is setting us up to disbelieve the results of the 2020 election. Trump, this fool wrote, was a danger to democracy who could attempt to stage a revolution if he loses to a Democrat. It was full of all the same apocalyptic fury we heard in 2016, when Trump suggested that he would “let us know” whether he would dispute the results of that election. By casting doubts about the integrity of our voting system, these leftists worried, Trump was positioning himself as a would-be dictator. A menace. A bringer of the downfall of the republic.
And so forth.
Funny how none of those writers have anything to say about two Democrats who lost their respective governor’s races in 2018. Even though they are both out there telling anyone who will listen that they were cheated out of their rightful victories. Apparently, when the Democrats do it, it’s just fine. Actually, more than fine. It’s the Truth!
This week, both Andrew Gillum, who lost to Ron DeSantis in Florida, and Stacey Abrams, who lost to Brian Kemp in Georgia, were blaming THE SYSTEM for denying them victory last November.
In an interview with Bill Maher on HBO’s “Real Time” on Friday, Gillum said that both he and Abrams had clearly won the most votes in their elections.
“Stacey juiced as many Dems as she could out of the state of Georgia and you also had the guy who was the referee also being the player on the field, right?” he said, referring to Kemp’s status as secretary of state. “Guess what, had we been able to legally count every one of those votes not just in Florida but also in Georgia, I wonder what the outcome may be.”
In comments the day before to ABC News, Abrams was even more explicit.
“I did win my election,” she said without evidence. “I just didn’t get to have the job.”
Abrams has still not officially conceded the race to Kemp.
To be quite clear, there is no evidence whatsoever that either the election in Florida or the one in Georgia was tainted with irregular vote counts, suppression, fraud, or any other excuse the Democrats want to throw at the wall. Actually, in Florida, there is every reason to believe that in a couple of counties, there may have been some shenanigans…on BEHALF of the Democrats. On BEHALF of Andrew Gillum. And in Georgia, the only thing Abrams has to whine about is that the state appropriately culled the voting rolls of inactive voters and people whose signatures didn’t match. This is called “protecting the integrity of the vote.”
And when that integrity is protected, Democrats (for some weird reason) complain. A lot.