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The Vote Fraud allegations are not normal.

Is anyone else exhausted with the Trump show for the last four years? All the constant noise and drama can start to feel like a standard operating procedure. It feels like it’s always been this way.

But it hasn’t always been like this.

Trump’s constant yammering about non-existent voter fraud and refusal to accept the result if he doesn’t like it isn’t normal. I can’t remember an single example where a president has refused to accept the result of a vote.

What should really set our hair on fire is how he is setting the result up as being due to fraudulent voting, as if everyone actually thinks he’s the best thing since sliced bread but there’s a secret cabal that is going to steal our ballots and vote for Biden.

How does that work, exactly? Which one of our Biden votes get thrown out because of suspected fraud? How can my legitimately cast vote for someone else be tossed out or discounted because of fraud? Whose votes will be considered fraudulent? Could some intrepid journalist ask Trump in advance to specify which votes for Biden will be considered fraudulent?

Is he going to accuse the voters of being anti-Trumpers? I’ve got news for him. We wouldn’t be voting for the other guy if we liked Trump.

Why can’t this guy grow up? Losing is not the worst thing in the world. Plenty of people have failed and have lived to see another day. In this case, it is personal. We don’t like Trump, his character, work ethic, values, sense of irresponsibility and incompetence.

That’s why we have an election every four years. No one is entitled to a second consecutive term. You have to earn it by getting more votes, not by cancelling out the votes you don’t like.

This is not normal. None of us should accept it. This is especially important to you Republicans out there. If Trump wins a second term, he’ll do worse than wreck the postal service. Imagine what he’ll do to Medicare and social security. And who will stop him? If the Senate stays in Republican hands, no one will stop him from doing anything.

So as your retirement vanished before your very eyes, you may want to get rid of Trump. But he may decide to stay for another term after his second. Oh sure, there’s a constitutional amendment prohibiting that but who’s going to enforce it?

Better to encourage Trump to man up, accept his loss and deal with it.

It is what it is.


Also not normal, it’s not normal to seriously harm the performance of a government service that we all rely on in order to privatize that service, break the unions and make mail in voting impossible to process.

This right here should get Trump thrown out of office. There are real people waiting for vital medicines, checks, documents. This is unacceptable.

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