The evening has just begun, but Donald Trump is already repeating the same phrase as in 2016 and 2020: “rigged elections.”
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At least that’s what emerges from the former president’s activity on his Truth Social platform.
And indeed, since the middle of the afternoon, while the Americans began to intensify their presence at the polling stations, Donald Trump decided to resume a large part of the conspiratorial rhetoric devoted to the American electoral process.
Some observers question whether he is perhaps doing so to offset potential defeats for Republicans in certain states such as Arizona or Michigan.
And so the “conspiracy” of Donald Trump began shortly after dinner.
Previous host of the show the Apprentice He then claimed that electronic voting machines would not function properly in the majority of Republican districts in Arizona.
This statement is incorrect. It is even the cover of one of the most prominent conspiracy theories of the American far right.
For some, electoral machines will be rigged. Even figures of this movement, such as Mike Lindell, owner of My Pillow and a notorious conspiracy theorist, argued that voting machines wouldn’t work, because they would have had an anti-Donald Trump conscience.
Then Trump then went again by counting the votes in Pennsylvania.
ReminderPennsylvania may take several days to validate results due to subsequent checks and counting when polls close on Election Day in the advance ballot.
This same conspiracy theory led to an important moment in the transition period between the Trump and Biden administrations: the press conference of Rudy Golani, a former New York mayor and a Trump supporter, in front of a landscaping company warehouse. In the suburbs of Philadelphia.
Finally, Trump attacked the advance polls in Detroit and Michigan.
Advance voting is overwhelmingly from Democrats in the United States. In states like Michigan, it can also come from the black population, the population that Trump supporters do everything for. Denies the right to vote.
The results of the midterm elections are expected to be announced this evening. If the Republican Party is the favorite to win, Donald Trump has decided to resume his greatest success.
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