Sunday, August 07, 2016

Trump, Berger, and Moore Tee Up "Voter Fraud" as the Reason They'll Lose

Donald Trump has already done it, suggested that if he loses in November, it must be theft.

Tim Moore and Phil Berger
Now, in the wake of the Fourth Circuit's findings about Republican election law rewrites in North Carolina, Phil Berger and Tim Moore are jumping on that bandwagon. Those two Republican leaders in the General Assembly issued a statement about the Fourth Circuit, wondering theatrically if the  Court's intent wasn't "to reopen the door for voter fraud, potentially allowing fellow Democrat politicians like Hillary Clinton and Roy Cooper to steal the election."

Isn't it interesting that these dudes see defeat coming and are already pissed enough to demonize the judicial system itself?

That Berger-Moore comment in an official written response delivered to the press is calculated to destroy the very ability of our democracy to function after an election. If Trump, Berger, and Moore can succeed in convincing 40-some percent of the electorate that the results of an election they may lose are illegitimate, that's a direct assault on the ability of the winners to govern what has been placed in their hands.

In other words, this style of partisanship is pernicious. The "if I lose, it must be theft on the winner's part" is a cancer meant to rot the very legs of government.

On that hysterical, noxious twisting of the public's mind alone, the Republican Party deserves the ash heap of history.


Anonymous said...

I am not sure any of them will lose. The young Bernie voters will not vote (setting up at Brexit-like debacle.) #HB2 has riled up the religious right base - and they seem content to see the state lose millions and millions of dollars in order to protect women and children from what they were always protected from - the Charlotte law never made it legal for Peeping Toms to hang out in the ladies room - it never legalized rape in the bathroom - and more importantly, it never provided any enforcement capabilities to prevent transgender people from using the wrong bathroom.

We've gone mad as a nation - and we've become utterly loopy as a state - and as a result, the GOP could sweep. I hope I'm wrong. I really hope I'm wrong.

Nrorie said...

I hope someone will file a complaint against Moore and Berger for violation of the rules of professional conduct. They should be disbarred for their inflammatory statements suggesting that the 3 judges ruled the way they did to help steal the elections.

Unknown said...

I was a prosecutor in Watauga, Avery, Mitchell, Yancey nd Madison counties for 32 years. Anyone who believes voter fraud is non-existent is an idiot.