THIS IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE TODAY
"...at least 3,000,000 votes were illegal"
Three million votes were illegal, that's what President Trump says.
That’s what the President of the United States of America says.
Or at least that’s what he insinuated with his Tweet this morning.
Look here, this is no longer Donald Trump. This is no longer some loudmouth from New York. This is the President. This is the President of the United States making an official statement – one that by law is now part of the official record. And he’s not just repeating an alt-fact conspiracy theory, he’s agreeing with it as evidenced by his statement “We must do better” and in the context of other statements he’s made before and after the election.
The President of the United States believes – and wants you, Citizen, to believe – three million people voted illegally in the very election which put him in power.
Now presumably all three million of those alleged "illegal" votes were for Hillary Clinton, otherwise I doubt Trump would be sitting on his golden shitter complaining about it at 7AM.
Funny how that's the exact amount he lost the popular vote by, isn't it?
Yeah, funny, and if this was anybody else you could dismiss it right there.
But it’s not anybody else, it is the President of the United States.
Three million illegal votes, that’s what he said.
And what does that mean?
It means that our democracy, the very foundation of our Republic, is so corrupted three million illegal votes were cast.
That number is significant.
Based on recent history (Bush-Gore in 2000 was decided by < 500,000 votes, Bush-Kerry in 2004 was decided by 3 million votes, and Trump-Clinton was decided by < 3 million votes) three million is more than enough to change the very course of American history.
And the President of the United States believes three million votes were illegally cast in the very election which put him in power.
What does that really mean?
It means the very Republic is in jeopardy.
It means the presidency, the congress, the court, all of it is illegitimate from Washington right on down to the local dog catcher.
It means no matter how the election turned out – all elections local, state, and federal – no matter who won, the results cannot be trusted and must be declared invalid.
It means We The People – no matter our individual political affiliations – cannot, must not, trust in the legitimacy of our government.
It means that if three million votes were indeed cast illegally, then the recent election MUST be declared null and void in toto and the government of the United States must be dissolved. By force, if necessary, as conservatives are fond of pointing out by waving their assault rifles and the Declaration of Independence over their heads.
That, that right there, is what the President of the United States just said to America, whether he realizes it or not.
THIS IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE TODAY AND IT MUST BE RESOLVED IMMEDIATELY TO THE SATISFACTION OF ALL AMERICANS.
If the president is right, if there really were three million illegal votes, then the very Republic is in peril.
This issue must be resolved immediately, along with the alleged foreign interference in the same election, or no American can have confidence in the legitimacy of their government.
Congress must immediately task nonpartisan assets – an independent investigator or perhaps even a foreign agency such as the UN – to examine the veracity of the President's claim.
This isn't some bombastic billionaire yammering about a birth certificate, THIS IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES CLAIMING THAT THE VERY SYSTEM WHICH PUT HIM IN POWER IS CORRUPTED.
THAT MUST BE RESOLVED IMMEDIATELY.
This is the press's job.
This is why the press was given an enumerated right in the Constitution, this, right here.
This is the very moment when the press must step up and put their very lives on the line.
This, this right here, is no less than their duty to the Republic, to every American, to the World.
The press must step up now or forever give up their right to freedom.
President Trump based his claim on a conspiracy theory put forth by Alex Jones and Greg Phillips, he must be held to account.
HE MUST BE HELD TO ACCOUNT.
This should be the only question put to him by the press until it is resolved.
The President must be made to prove incontrovertibly that three million people voted illegally – OR – he must face the American people and admit that his Tweet was fecklessly irresponsible and incorrect and that the foundation of our Republic is sound.
A government of the people, by the people, and for the people can only exist if the people have confidence in its legitimacy.
THIS MUST BE RESOLVED.
The president must be hammered hard by the press, by you, by Congress, by every foreign power with an interest in freedom and democracy, and anyone who believes in just and fair elections, by the world.
Trump must be made to prove beyond any shadow of a doubt his statement. Or admit that he is wrong.
THIS IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE WE FACE AS A NATION, AS AMERICA, AND IT MUST BE RESOLVED ONCE AND FOR ALL