Thus, he says, Rs must be declared winners.
This is not the conduct of an actor in a democracy.
Trump repeatedly declared that the outcome would only be legitimate *if he won.*
This put a new spin on longtime GOP "voter fraud" lies.
From my book:
Trump uses this word constantly, to describe alleged undermining of our country by undocumented immigrants.
As a GOP pollster told me, GOP voters are open to such claims because of race:
We're seeing it on one front after another right now. It *escalated* as Democrats closed in on winning the House, which means imposing accountability on Trump's corruption and lawlessness.
Trump used the military as a prop to dramatize the central message at the core of the Trump/GOP propaganda campaign in the election's final days:
How many Rs have raised a peep about this?
He did this knowing Dems were set to take over:
Get your heads out of your arses. Jeez!