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Fri Dec 8, 2023, 08:09 PM Dec 2023

Five Key Takeaways From Our Investigation Into Trump's Push to Steal 2024


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Donald Trump has spent the last three years alleging that the 2020 election was rigged against him. The former president and his allies have done everything in their power to prove Joe Biden’s win was fraudulent, to no avail, because it wasn’t. Team Trump has simultaneously been laying the groundwork to make sure the 2024 election goes their way and, if it doesn’t, that their effort to bend the results in their favor will be more successful next year than it was after Trump’s reelection effort went down in flames.

Rolling Stone’s Adam Rawnsley and Asawin Suebsaeng dove into the intricacies of Team Trump’s preparations for 2024, revealing that the former president’s efforts are far more sophisticated than they were in 2020, involving everything from “auditioning” lawyers to challenge the results months in advance to creating software friendly states can use to tilt voter rolls in the GOP’s favor. Here are five key takeaways from their investigation:

Trump is determined to do ‘everything’ possible to win in 2024

Trump and his allies have been working since his 2020 defeat to game the system in his favor ahead of a third run at the White House. As Rawnsley and Suebsaeng write:

Trump has spent the past three years moaning to friends at his clubs, to conservative lawmakers, and to political advisers that Democrats will try to “cheat” again, and that the GOP must do “everything” it can to make sure liberals are “stopped,” according to four people familiar with this matter.

One key component of this effort, Rolling Stone reports, is making sure the government is stocked with allies, and that the Republican Party is wholly compliant. It has been, with the Republican National Committee, and the former president himself, calling for supporters to descend on polling places to “watch” for any suspicious activity. Republicans in several states have also been cracking down on mail-in ballots, which generally are used more by Democratic voters.

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Five Key Takeaways From Our Investigation Into Trump's Push to Steal 2024 (Original Post) Nevilledog Dec 2023 OP
Election workers have been harassed and intimidated out of their positions. Hermit-The-Prog Dec 2023 #1
Election f**kery on an order of magnitude from summer_in_TX Dec 2023 #2
Guess a post at 6 p.m. on a Friday night is unlikely to get much attention. summer_in_TX Dec 2023 #3
In my defense... and maybe in the defense of LOTS of DUers... albacore Dec 2023 #4
It's a real crisis every freaking day. Boomerproud Dec 2023 #5


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2. Election f**kery on an order of magnitude from
Fri Dec 8, 2023, 08:51 PM
Dec 2023

any we’ve seen before.

Our lawyers need to prepare like they never have before – and all pro-democracy workers do too.


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3. Guess a post at 6 p.m. on a Friday night is unlikely to get much attention.
Sun Dec 10, 2023, 06:08 PM
Dec 2023

Too bad! I found the implications of your post of this Rolling Stone article particularly chilling. I had not known just how much preparation Trump and Co. have done to prepare to steal the 2024 election.

Clearly the level of psyops planning going into this election is more than most of us were aware of. I found it pretty damned chilling.


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4. In my defense... and maybe in the defense of LOTS of DUers...
Sun Dec 10, 2023, 07:17 PM
Dec 2023

I'm exhausted. The shit just keeps coming at us. Israel/Palestine...Ukraine...abortion...the constant bleating of trump and the MAGA cult... Biden's shrinking (????!!!!) popularity...
New shit every day... sometimes more often than that.
I carefully read the article, and it's now just one more boulder hanging over my (our) head.
trump's strategy of flooding the zone with shit is working.
And I don't see it letting up.
Good, faithful DUers perhaps read the title of the OP and groaned and scrolled on.

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