4. More votes than voters
Donald Trump and his supporters are constantly spreading the claim that a million times more votes were cast in the presidential election than there were voters at all.
It is an attempt to discredit Joe Biden’s overwhelming leadership in absolute votes. 81,282,916 votes were cast for Biden, compared to just 74,223,369 for Trump. Trump has repeatedly made such claims, especially for the state of Pennsylvania and the city of Philadelphia.
His former Minister of Justice also said this William Barr, this is “complete nonsense”. First, attendance in Philadelphia was as expected. “There was nothing strange about that. There were no unexpected voices in Philadelphia.” Second, the turnout in Philadelphia was “perfectly consistent with the rest of Pennsylvania,” Barr said.
Republican Al Schmidt, who watched the election as an official in Philadelphia, also contradicted Trump’s claim that the vote was in favor of about 8,000 dead. “After the investigation,” Schmidt said, “the investigating officers did not find eight cases where it happened.” Trump’s claim that a truck of democratic ballots was driven from New York to Pennsylvania was also refuted.
5. Foreign voters
Arizona was one of the states where the mood finally turned in favor of the Democrats. Ironically, Trump-loving Fox News was the first to announce that Joe Biden would win the race. Incidentally, the journalist in question was subsequently fired.
Not surprisingly, Trump’s camp came up with its own story for Arizona to explain the defeat. In a speech on January 6, just before the crowd broke into the Capitol, Trump said, “More than 36,000 votes were cast in Arizona by non-US citizens.”
In front of the committee of inquiry, he was Donald Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stepienwho said it was a “wild claim” that “thousands of illegal immigrants” voted. This seemed to him “at first sight neither realistic nor possible.” When he had the allegations checked, it turned out that the votes in Arizona were cast by voters.
Not only in the state of Texas does the Republican Party remain largely with Donald Trump, despite these refuted lies. They continue to create their “alternative facts,” according to Trump’s former spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway. And their constituents believe it.