The Democrats don’t accept the results of the 2016 election. Thinking back, this theme has been a part of Democrat Party politics since 1972.
Let’s Review The Historic Arguments Against Republican Presidents
Richard Nixon won 49 states in 1972, crushing George McGovern. When the Watergate break-in and cover-up hit the news the Dems said Tricky Dick stole the election.
In 1980, former 2-term Governor of California Ronald Reagan defeated incumbent Jimmy Carter handily. The Dems said the voters were fooled by Reagan who was just a Hollywood actor reading lines written by someone else. Because the voters were tricked by an actor the country shouldn’t regard him seriously. Ditto in 1984 when Reagan crushed Walter Mondale.
In 1988 George H. W. Bush defeated Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis. The Democrats accused Bush of winning by running racist TV ads criticizing the release of a convicted murderer serving life without parole on a weekend honor system parole. The convicted murderer skipped town, went to Maryland and committed another felony. Because the murderer was African-American, the Dems accused Bush of being a racist. The so-called Willie Horton ads were run by a third party, not by the Bush campaign but that fact did not stop the Dems from trying to delegitimize the Bush presidency.
The Democrats loved Bill Clinton who won twice but never received more than 42 % of the popular vote because of strong 3rd party campaigns. Not to worry, said the Dems. Clinton won handily in the Electoral College, just as the Founders designed.
In 2000 Al Gore won a slight plurality in the popular vote but lost in the Electoral College. Suddenly the Electoral College was “outdated.” The Dems also denounced George Bush for “stealing” the 2000 election from Al Gore at the Supreme Court. Facts don’t matter to Democrats. George W. Bush won Florida on election day netting him enough votes in the Electoral College to become President. The margin of victory was less than 2000 votes so Gore was entitled to a recount. Instead of requesting a recount of the entire state, Gore sued in Florida State Court asking for a recount in just 4 counties (3 very populous Democratic Counties and 1 sparsely populated Republican County). Gore lost in the trial court but won at the Florida Supreme Court where most of the judges were appointed by Democrats.
Bush sued in Federal Court arguing (1) recounting only 4 counties was a violation of the equal protection clause—count all the votes, and (2) changing the rules under which votes were counted violated the 1965 Voting Rights Act which required Florida to get prior approval of the Justice Department before changing its election laws. The Case went to the US Supreme Court where the Florida Supreme Court was reversed by a vote of 7-2. The court, in a separate 5-4 vote decided that the election had been determined by the Florida Secretary of State on election day and therefore a statewide recount was not needed. The Court also noted that a statewide recount could not be completed before December 4, the day electoral votes were to be counted and, consequently Florida would not be able to cast any votes. The election would then be thrown to the House of Representatives.
After the election, the Washington Post and New York Times conducted a recount of the entire state and concluded that Bush had won Florida by an even wider margin than was declared on election day. Democrats, nevertheless, continue to claim that George Bush stole the election.
Donald Trump won the 2016 election in the Electoral College. Lacking anything remotely resembling the 2000 vote in Florida, Democrats claimed Donald Trump won in 2016 because of the meddling of the Russian Government and collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign.
After nearly 2 years the only collusion shown to have existed was between the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Russians aided and abetted by the Obama Administration. Here is the trail of breadcrumbs, in case you missed it. The Clinton Campaign and the Democrat National Committee hired the law firm of Perkins Coie—Perkins Coie hired Fusion GPS to prepare negative information on Trump—Fusion GPS hired Christopher Steele to prepare a file on Trump—Steele a former British spy went to Moscow and obtained information prepared by his Russian government contacts—Steele provided the file to Fusion GPS which distributed it to Democrats, to Republican members of Congress unfriendly to Trump and to contacts within the Justice Department and FBI. The file was leaked to the press and anti-Trump officials in the FBI cited the press reports as evidence to corroborate the information in the file. They used that information to obtain warrants to spy on people affiliated with the Trump campaign.
Follow the link below for a very detailed report of the actual collision between the Obama Administration, the Clinton Campaign and foreign governments aimed at hurting Donald Trump and his presidential campaign.
If you have high blood pressure, I suggest you have extra medicine close at hand before you read Sharyl Attkisson’s report. Brazen, corrupt, astonishing!
It’s simple…we need more Republicans in the House and Senate. Vote Republican on November 6th.
About the Author
David C. Zucker is the Chairman of the St. Charles County Republican Central Committee and Mayor of the City of Dardenne Prairie, MO. David is retired from the Army, having served 20 years on active duty and is a retired Lawyer. He encourages citizens to take part in government and stands proudly with the Republican party.
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