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November 19, 2018

Surprise: Democrats, Media (But I Repeat Myself) Completely Reverse Themselves On Whether the Loser of a Race Should Concede for the Sake of Preserving Confidence in Democracy

Now Democrats make evidence-free, dishonest claims of electoral frauds, their intense partisan allies in the media cover for them and spread their lies.

Abrams lost by nearly 55,000 votes to Republican Brian Kemp, but in a speech The Weekly Standard described as "contemptible," Abrams made erroneous and misleading claims about the results to essentially deem the entire race a fraud:
She claims her opponent suppressed Democratic votes, but there is no evidence for this. Abrams and her allies point out that large numbers of people have been removed from voter rolls--1.5 million Georgians since 2012--but their contention that Kemp "purged" these names as secretary of state is false. The stateís "Use It or Lose It" law, passed in 1997 by a Democratic legislature and signed by Democratic governor Zell Miller, requires that voters who don't vote or otherwise respond to requests from local voting offices to update their registration status be deemed inactive. This ensures that people who've died or moved away can no longer "vote" in state elections--i.e. that their identities can't be used for untoward electoral purposes.

The Abrams campaign alleges that the number of voters purged spiked in 2017, when 107,000 voters were declared inactive. But the secretary of state's office points out that the biannual voter-roll maintenance didnít take place in 2015 owing to a legal challenge and so there was an unusually high number last year.

She continued to blast the election as "tainted" in a CNN interview on Sunday, and fellow Democrats like Hillary Clinton, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio), and Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) used heated rhetoric in the week before her "concession" to say she was cheated.

"If she had a fair election, she already would have won," Clinton said Tuesday night at the University of Texas.

"I think that Stacey Abrams' election is being stolen from her, using what I think are insidious measures to disenfranchise certain groups of people," Booker said at Yahoo Finance's All Markets Summit on Tuesday.

"If Stacey Abrams doesn't win in Georgia, they stole it," Brown said Wednesday at the National Action Network. "It's clear. I say that publicly. It's clear."

I didn't notice Jake Tapper putting up any snarky chyrons when Stacey Adams lied to him and his literally dozens of viewers about this. Ol' Jakey seemed pretty fine with these partisan deceptions. He didn't seem to mind conspiracy theories that served the cause, nor did he mind lies that advanced his party's narrative.

The media is the Enemy of the People.

More: This huge Twitchy post shows the media's contemptible double-standard on Republican allegations of election improprieties and their open embrace of Democrat vote-fraud conspiracy theories.


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