Trump rages about the election being rigged–and many of his supporters agree

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Former President Donald Trump raged about the election results at a rally in Des Moines on Saturday night, as many in the crowd engaged during his unfounded gripe with the president and complaints of election theft and rigging.

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“He used COVID to cheat and rigged,” Mr Trump said at a rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. “Remember this isn’t about me robbing the election. It’s about the American people taking their country away from them.”

During the evening, Mr Trump debunked a range of pseudo-facts and various conspiracy theories about the election results, mostly in Pennsylvania and Arizona. The former president specifically cited an audit by private contractor Cyber ​​Ninjas, who just moved on President Joe Biden leads in Maricopa County.


Earlier in the week, the House Oversight Committee held hearings about the Arizona audit where Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Sellers said it was “free, fair and accurate.” Still, Trump Complains to the Election Results and the US Supreme Court dismiss a case by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who challenged election results in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin.

“Now his approval rating is the lowest in memory,” Trump said, ignoring the fact that he appointed three judges to the court, including Justices Amy Connie Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. “And I believe that is the real reason why their ratings or their approval numbers are so low.”

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Mr Trump said he hoped the findings were now in the hands of Arizona’s attorney general, Mark Branovich, who is incidentally running for Senate.

“And let’s hope he does the right thing for our country,” he said. “I don’t know if he will. But let’s hope he does.”

It was during this time that supporters began chanting “Trump won”, to which Trump responded by saying “we did” and “the whole world laughs at us”.

“And no presidential candidate has ever lost an election, winning in places called Florida, Ohio and Iowa,” he said.

Many of those present agreed that the election was rigged. There were many T-shirts or baseball caps that said “Trump won”. Another had a shirt with Trump as Arnold Schwarzenegger the Terminator Saying “I will be back” with 2024.

Carrie Barloon attended the rally and had a shirt on the back saying “We Are Q” and “WWG1WGA”, which is short for “Where We One Go, We All Go,” a slogan of the QAN movement, Although she said she followed up a few months ago, but said she hasn’t followed through until recently.

Ms Barloon said she agreed with the president that there had been election fraud, but added that her focus was on the 2020 election before thinking about 2024.

“We have to make this election right,” she said. He said, “I have no doubt that the election will be quashed. 2020 will eventually be decertified. The Arizona audit came out with a bunch of evidence and the media isn’t letting it out.”

At the same time, a lot of Republicans flocked to the event, including Reps Ashley Hinson and Marianette Miller-Meeks, both of whom had previously flipped Democratic districts in the Hawkeye State. Similarly, Governor Kim Reynolds spoke at the rally and Trump offered the support of Senator Chuck Grassley, the longest-serving Republican, who recently announced he would seek an eighth term.

“If I didn’t accept the support of someone who got 91 percent of Republican voters in Iowa, I wouldn’t be smart enough,” Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said at the next rally. President.

But rally participant Pearl Rohmiller praised Ms Reynolds’ appearance and speaking, but criticized Mr Grassley.

“Grassley, I’m not a big fan of his,” he said, adding that he didn’t like that he voted for a bipartisan infrastructure package recently passed by the Senate. “We need infrastructure. Why do we need such a huge bill to start this?”

In addition to complaining about the election, Trump criticized the reception of refugees from Afghanistan, noting that only three percent qualified as special immigrant visa applicants.

“You are going to hear very poorly from those people in the years to come,” he said, also condemning the entry of immigrants from Haiti.

“People coming to our country are illiterate. In many cases they do not speak the language,” he said. “They don’t have the skills to make America great again, have you ever heard that expression?”

The former president has teased the possibility of running again in 2024, saying he plans to rekindle his famous campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again, Again.”

“It was supposed to ‘Keep America great,’ but America isn’t great right now, so we’re using the same slogan: Make America great again,” he said. “And we can add to that but we’ll keep to it: “Make America great again.”


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