Rep. Steve King used the controversial 2000 election of Republican presidential nominee George Bush as proof that the election is partially rigged against Donald Trump.
I kid you not!
In July, Rep. Steve King blew up a Chris Hayes panel on MSNBC when he made white nationalist claims about the history of civilization.
On CNN's New Day this morning, host Chris Cuomo was asking Rep, King his opinions on the validity of Trump's very destructive claims that the election is already rigged against him.
Rep. King said there was substantial evidence of Trump's claims and Cuomo asked, "But to suggest that hey, maybe the election will be illegitimate, don't you think that's a dangerous and unsubstantiated suggestion?"
Rep. King replied, "Partially unsubstantiated -- I would agree with that. But I would look back at the 2000 election and the fiasco in Florida and the 537 votes that decided the presidency and say that if Al Gore had not accepted the decision of the Supreme Court, we would have had discredited elections in this country back then..."
It wasn't voter fraud that disrupted the 2000 election in Florida but corruption in the state of Florida's Republican party, led by Katherine Harris, that obstructed every effort to get an accurate count and then a bogus ruling by the Supreme court.
That would be Republican interference in America's election process and not as Donald Trump claims, that the Democrats have already rigged the election against him.
Chris Cuomo presented proof that no elections have been stolen and said, "There is no proof that you can point to that would demonstrate that the outcome of this election could be false. Look at the independent vetting that was done -- put it up on the screen -- because of these allegations and what it leads to."
After CNN posted a graphic depicting the figures, Cuomo continued, "One hundred and forty-six million total registered voters. Two thousand sixty-eight total alleged -- alleged cases. How many did they actually find? Ten cases reported. How many of these are prosecuted over a decade? Look at that. Thirty-eight cases, 13 prosecuted for double voting --"
Rep. King then did what all Trump surrogates do and changed the subject to focus on Hillary Clinton and then on media bias.
Cuomo responded, "And yes, there are problems, but they do not in any way add up to any basis for a suggestion that this election is going to be stolen for Trump, and I don't get why you won't shoot that notion down."
Weirdly, Rep. King went back to Bush v Gore, but added a sprinkle of Gov. McAuliffe and said, "Chris, I'll take you back to 537 votes in Florida. I'd point to Virginia and see where Terry McAuliffe has essentially, by executive edict, legalized tens of thousands of felons that, by law, can't be allowed to vote in Virginia."
Bush v Gore helped Republicans, you boob. If anybody should be complaining it's Democrats!
Cuomo responded "Nobody's saying that the system can't be made better and should be made better by you, were possible, but the system itself -- there's no basis to delegitimize it at this point."
My head hurts listening to that buffoon. He's using an example of Republicans virtually stealing an election from the Democratic nominee in 2000, as a way to defend Trump blaming Democrats for rigging the election!
I'll let you discuss some of the many other ridiculous points Rep. King made about voter fraud, ACORN, redistricting and the like, in the comment section.