- Jun 25, 2008
- GTA Ontario
- Basic Beliefs
- non-militant atheist
Um, there's a big difference between claims oThe Steele Dossier and the stories about pissing Russian hookers have been memory-holed.
There is a big difference between alleging widespread misinformation campaigns and hacking of opponents' emails by a foreign power and alleging widespread, systemic ballot tampering by foreign and/ or domestic actors. The first alleges that voters may well have voted based on mistaken beliefs but that their votes were counted accurately; the second alleges that voters' actual votes (the bedrock of elective democracy) were systematically and effectively not counted accurately. The second claim, if believed. undermines faith in a polity's democratic system and the legitimacy of the result, far more thoroughly.A tentative "yes" to the other elections referenced. There was a significant portion of the population that thought Putin was behind Trump stealing the 2016 election.
The only flaw is that there isn't a lot of overlap between the people who think 2016 was stolen and the people who think 2020 was stolen. Both had significant numbers, but little overlap.