Monday, June 7, 2021
2020 election fraud myth
Trump-Intimus Calls for “Italygate” Probe
The list of conspiracy theories about alleged fraud in the US election is long. One says Italian satellites manipulated voting machines. It also stretched Trump’s former chief of staff – and put pressure on the justice minister.
A quarter of Americans still believe the presidential election last November was not a good one. Among supporters of Donald Trump’s party, Republicans, 53 percent believe Trump is the “real president,” according to a representative poll from Reuters/Ipsos from May. The fairy tale of electoral fraud, according to which Joe Biden stole victory from his predecessor, clings well to America’s collective memory—and in some respects it has the most absurd flourishes.
An example is the conspiracy theory known as “ItalyGate”, which states that American voting machines were influenced by Italian military satellites. how now “new York Times” Reportedly, this story was well received in the White House as well: according to Trump’s former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, then-acting Justice Secretary Jeffrey A. Rosen sent several e-mails regarding the “Italygate” . December 2020 and January 2021. In one, he is said to have even asked for an inquiry into the matter. Even a link sent to a YouTube video in which a former CIA employee commented on “Italygate” couldn’t convince Rosen. The Justice Department did not investigate the matter.
The incidents reported by the newspaper are among several attempts by the Trump camp to invalidate the outcome of the presidential election. Trump himself also resorted to more far-reaching means rather than just accusations, as evidenced by a recording of a telephone conversation published by the Washington Post with an election official for the US state of Georgia. “It can’t be that I’ve lost Georgia,” Trump told fellow party member Brad Raffensperger, whom he urged to find the vote. “It can’t happen. We won by hundreds of thousands of votes.” To date, the former president has been unable to provide any evidence of the fraud allegations.
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