Trump at this point will do anything to take the focus off his collapsing regime, now accusing NH Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan of voter fraud in her win over Republican Kelly Ayotte in a meeting with senators on Capitol Hill.
President Donald Trump can’t stop—won’t stop—talking about the election.
On Thursday, during a meeting with 10 senators that was billed as a listening session about Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, the president went off on a familiar tangent, suggesting again that he was a victim of widespread voter fraud despite the fact that he won the presidential election.
As soon as the door closed and the reporters allowed to observe for a few minutes had been ushered out, Trump began to talk about the election, participants said, triggered by the presence of former New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who lost her reelection bid in November and is now working for Trump as a Capitol Hill liaison, or “Sherpa,” on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch.
The president claimed that he and Ayotte both would have been victorious in the Granite State if not for the “thousands” people who were “brought in on buses” from neighboring Massachusetts to “illegally” vote in New Hampshire.
According to one participant who described the meeting, “an uncomfortable silence” momentarily overtook the room.
Hillary Clinton narrowly won New Hampshire’s four electoral votes over Trump by nearly 3,000 votes. Ayotte’s margin of defeat was even slimmer: 743 votes.
Once again, Trump is accusing Democrats of perpetrating voter fraud with no evidence whatsoever. The larger danger is that his indicates the Trump regime clearly plans to either introduce draconian national restrictions on voting, to use the Justice Department as a weapon against Democratic voters, or more likely, both.
As I've been saying, I expect millions to be disenfranchised under the Trump regime, if not tens of millions, in an effort to set up as many Republicans in state legislatures as possible in 2018 and 2020, and gerrymandering Democrats out of existence.
When a fascist keeps repeating an outright lie, it's something he intends to act on as if it were true.