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Michigan Republicans send the big lie home to die on scathing report

The Michigan Senate Supervisory Committee released a report exposing Trump's allegations of electoral fraud in the state.

NBC News reported:

“There were two allegations made by the deceased who cast their votes that turned out to be true; one was a typo, the other a timing problem, ”the report said. "The committee concluded that none of this constituted fraudulent voting or manipulation."

The committee also found no evidence "suggesting hundreds of thousands of postal votes were sent to Michigan voters without prior solicitation," despite recommending that the Secretary of State stop sending unsolicited applications.

The report also looked at allegations of nightly "ballot papers" in Detroit. The basis of a claim was a video that actually showed a local news photographer hauling equipment, not ballots. A second video, the committee said, showed postal ballot papers being unloaded from a van around 3:30 a.m. after election day, but there was no evidence that the ballot papers were fraudulent.

The reason it's called the Big Lie is because it's a lie that Trump hopes will gain legitimacy if repeated enough times. Aside from the fact that the report is from the Republicans, there isn't a lot of unknown news in their results.

Most people are not Trump cultists and already know that there was no election fraud. The report confirms to people what has been widely demonstrated elsewhere. Joe Biden won the election because he was the better candidate who ran the better campaign.

The previous president was a dumpster fire, and it took his murder of hundreds of thousands of Americans in the coronavirus pandemic to make his departure a certainty. The conspiracy theories won't stop because a report in one state exposed the Big Lie.

Until the Republicans disavow Trump and his mission to destroy democracy, the Big Lie will live on in the right-wing media and within the GOP.

Mr. Easley is the executive editor of the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.

Awards and professional memberships

Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association

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