February 12, 2023

According to a report, the Trump campaign hired an outside firm to investigate electoral-fraud claims. Still, no evidence was uncovered showing that the election had been rigged for Joe Biden. This took place just before the infamous riot at the Capitol. Trump knew there was no evidence of a rigged election, yet he still whipped his crowd of supporters into a frenzy and refused to release the findings of his campaign's investigation.

The Washington Post reports:

The campaign paid researchers from Berkeley Research Group, the people said, to study 2020 election results in six states, looking for fraud and irregularities to highlight in public and in the courts. Among the areas examined were voter machine malfunctions, instances of dead people voting and any evidence that could help Trump show he won, the people said. None of the findings were presented to the public or in court.

About a dozen people at the firm worked on the report, including econometricians, who use statistics to model and predict outcomes, the people said. The work was carried out in the final weeks of 2020, before the Jan. 6 riot of Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol.

They have no shame.

Senior officials from Berkeley Research Group briefed Trump, then-chief of staff Mark Meadows and others on the findings in a December 2020 conference call, people familiar with the matter said. Meadows showed skepticism of the findings and continued to maintain that Trump won. Trump also continued to say he won the election. The call grew contentious, people with knowledge of the meeting said.

"They looked at everything: change of addresses, illegal immigrants, ballot harvesting, people voting twice, machines being tampered with, ballots that were sent to vacant addresses that were returned and voted," one individual told the outlet. "Literally anything you could think of. Voter turnout anomalies, date of birth anomalies, whether dead people voted. If there was anything under the sun that could be thought of, they looked at it."

Trump is like an arsonist who starts a fire, then hides in his bunker for safety, only to return later to blame anyone who got burned for his fire. This time, he's blaming 81 million voters. We voted. He knows that. He paid for researchers to investigate his wild-eyed claims, but his narcissistic brain is incapable of admitting defeat. The arsonist burned all of us, including his own supporters.

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