The final official vote totals for the 2020 election showed that nearly incoherent Joe Biden, despite barely campaigning, had won a record number of votes. Not only did he have more votes than Donald Trump’s previous record, but also more votes than Barack Obama had earned during his elections. Vasko Kohlmayer wonders at LewRockwell.com, how could that be? He writes:
One of the most frequently repeated narratives of the last few years has been that most of Donald Trump’s support comes from a far-right fringe of MAGA extremists.
These would be roughly the same people whom Hillary Clinton unforgettably described in 2016 as a “basket of deplorables”. According to her, they are “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic and Islamophobic.” As she put it, they are “irredeemable.”
Last month, Hillary Clinton poured more fuel on the narrative of Trump’s supporters being fanatical radicals in an interview with CNN. This is what she said:
“And sadly, so many of those extremists, those MAGA extremists, take their marching orders from Donald Trump who has no credibility left by any measure. He’s only in it for himself. And when do they break with him? You know, because at some point, you know, maybe there needs to be a formal deprogramming of the cult members, but something needs to happen.”
But the contention that Trump’s support comes primarily from dangerous MAGA zealots is demonstrably untrue.
To see its falsity we only need to look at the results of the 2020 presidential election in which Donald Trump gathered over 74 million votes. This was considerably more than the number obtained previously by any other US presidential candidate, Republican or Democrat. Most notably, Trump took nearly five million more votes than Barrack Obama who had previously held the record for the most votes ever received in a presidential election. Obama’s historic haul stood at 69 million votes he earned during his 2008 run which inspired great enthusiasm among large portions of that American electorate.
It goes without saying that Trump’s record-breaking number of votes must have come from Americans across different demographics, not just from some far extremist fringe. No fringe would, of course, be numerous enough to account for 74 million votes. What Trump achieved in 2020 was, in fact, a broad popular support. Indeed, more blacks, Hispanics and women voted for Trump than for any previous Republican presidential candidate.
As an aside, the only other candidate who ever received more votes than Donald Trump in 2020 was Joe Biden. This constitutes one of the most astonishing feats in American electoral history. Not least because Joe Biden, being an elderly person in the time of COVID, hardly campaigned. He made few public appearances, and those were generally poorly attended at times bringing in only a few hundred people. In contrast, Donald Trump kept filling stadiums. Furthermore, Joe Biden – who often seemed perplexed and disoriented – showed little energy and displayed virtually zero charisma. His physical and cognitive decline were painfully obvious to everyone who cared to look. It can be safely assumed that Joe Biden must have been the most unexciting, boring, and confused presidential candidate in the history of this nation.
How could a man like him receive a record number of votes – more than even the charismatic, energetic and hope inspiring Obama during his 2008 run – remains a deep mystery. In the absence of a miracle, widespread election fraud seems to be the most plausible explanation for Biden’s spectacular ballot success, especially in light of the fact that the landscape was flooded with tens of millions of mail-in ballots and 46 percent of voters (most of them Democrats) voted by mail or absentee.
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