When Donald Trump was defeated in the polls in 2020 he decided to undermine the long-tested American democratic system. He claimed Democrats had carried out voter fraud on a massive scale. This was, of course, false. Even though it was all a big lie he was still shown many times there was no voter fraud. “The House Jan. 6 panel aims to prove that Trump was acting corruptly by continuing to spread misinformation about the election long after he had reason to know he had legitimately lost”. This article by Rosalind S. Helderman, Jacqueline Alemany, Josh Dawsey and Tom Hamburger is published by The Washington Post. Here is an excerpt:
A data expert for former president Donald Trump’s campaign told him bluntly not long after polls closed in November 2020 that he was definitely going to lose his campaign for reelection.
In the weeks that followed, multiple top officials at the Justice Department informed Trump that they had closely examined allegations of fraud that were being circulated by Trump’s close allies — and had found them simply untrue.
And in the days leading up to the joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2021, even Trump’s loyal vice president, Mike Pence, repeatedly conveyed to Trump that he did not believe the Constitution gave him the power to overturn the election as he presided over the counting of electoral college votes giving the presidency to Joe Biden.
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