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Norbert Bufka

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“A rigged election ” is fake news

Donald Trump continues to do what he does best: create chaos and diversion. He has maintained that the election was rigged, but this is not new of course. He claimed the 2016 election was rigged, that he actually won the popular vote then and that he won it again in 2020. He is relying on the old adage that if you repeat something often enough and loud enough people will believe you. this is a very poor way to lead our country. Stalwart supporters believe him and are unwilling to admit that Biden is the president-elect.  Yet, the peaceful and orderly  transition is in jeopardy because of his recalcitrance.

Christopher Krebs, the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, declared that the election was “the most secure in American history.” Of course, , Trump fired him.

the cynic in me says Trump is arguing so vehemently that he won is because he is in charge of rigging the election and  so knows how it was rigged, but it failed to win him the election. If he offers proof it will convict him. There are of course ways to rig an election and I hope the biden administration will have election and voting reform as one of his agenda items.  Let us, for example, make it easy for all voters to cast their ballot.


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