Yesterday I had a few words to say about the damaging effect the false claims of voter suppression and election fraud were having on the country, and today I would like to provie you with several examples of how liberals keep the myth alive to support their own personal political agenda. You see- there is nothing to be gained from admitting that they simply lost the election. That would be tantamount to admitting failure, and would require introspection and self-examination. Hubris, villainization, and name-calling are much easier. The examples, from the last 24 hours:
CONSPIRACY MONGERING….A close election? But one marred by voting irregularities? Mostly centered on Democratic precincts? And now a subject of conspiracy theories and demands for a recount?
Ah, it’s just a bunch of whiny Democrats. They should suck it up and accept the will of the people.
Unless, of course, they’re Republicans.
If Kevin was not a skilled political operative capable of much mischief, I would simply refer him to this website devoted to discussing the fallacy of false analogy. However, he understands the importance of disinformation campaigns, and that is the only reason he would throw something as absurd as this out in to the public sphere. For everyone, though, we will take this step by step:
False Analogy: In an analogy, two objects (or events), A and B are shown to be similar. Then it is argued that since A has property P, so also B must have property P. An analogy fails when the two objects, A and B, are different in a way which affects whether they both have property P.
Kevin links to this story, which details an election that was determined by a mere 32 votes, but which also contained up to 248 documented instances of voter irregularities:
State Rep. Talmadge Heflin asked the state House of Representatives today to overturn the results of his failed re-election bid and either order him returned to the Legislature or call for a new election.
Heflin’s attorney, Andy Taylor, said the election results in state House District 149 in southwest Harris County were fraught with voting irregularities and potential fraud, most of which occurred in predominantly Democratic precincts.
“The true outcome of this election was stolen from the voters in House District 149,” Taylor said Tuesday. “We will prove that Representative Talmadge Heflin was re-elected.”
Heflin, a Republican member of the House since 1983 and chairman of its Appropriations Committee, lost to Democratic businessman Hubert Vo by 32 votes earlier this month. But Heflin’s campaign alleges that those election results include at least 248 irregularities that could have altered the outcome…
Taylor said a review of county voting records from the Nov. 2 election shows that 101 voters were allowed to vote in the district illegally despite having moved out of Harris County. Twenty-seven voters were allowed to cast their ballots twice, he said