This Senator still has questions as to whether Biden won. But he *knows* he won.

One of the most fascinating mind tricks of the Trump era is this: The same elected officials who insist that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent are fully confident that their own electionswhich happened that same exact daywere entirely above board.

Witness Kansas Sen. 罗杰·马歇尔 — 和 this exchange he had with “会见媒体” moderator Chuck Todd on Sunday:
托德: Do you believe you were elected fair and square in 2020?
    Marshall: 你懂, absolutely I do. I think Kansas has some of the tightest election laws in the land. We went back and looked at that to make sure that it was a safe and fair election. So proud of our secretary of state, so proud of our county clerks and those people that volunteer, checking the IDs to make sure that every person got one vote. Just really proud of how Kansas could do it. Other states can look and see how Kansas does it.
      托德: And do you believe that Joe Biden was elected fair and square?
        Marshall: 你懂, Joe Biden was sworn into office. I called him Mr. President since the day he was
        托德: You didn’t answer the question.
          Marshall: — sworn in. I still remain concerned about electionI still remain concerned about election integrity. I think that we need to go back and look at whatdid the states obey their own laws? Did they obey their own constitution?
          好, so let’s get this straight: Marshall is certain he won becausewe went back and looked at that to make sure that it was a safe and fair electionbut he can’t (or won’t) say that Biden wonfair and squarebecause hewe need to go back and look at whatdid the states obey their own laws.
          Just as a test case of Marshall’s, 之一, 理论, let’s look at Georgiathe single state where former President Donald Trump and his allies have spent the most time disputing the results that Biden won.
          在格鲁吉亚, the vote was recounted not once, not twice, but THREE times. One of those recounts was done BY HAND. The state certified its votes and then RE-certified its vote.

          Today is an important day for election integrity in Georgia and across the country,” said Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger after the re-certification. “Georgians can now move forward knowing that their votes, and only their legal votes, were counted accurately, fairly and reliably.
          现在, compare that to Kansas where there was no recount — 和 election was certified (just once!) 在十一月 30.
          Why then is the Kansas resultincluding Marshall’s victory over Democrat Barbara Bollier somehow more legit than Biden’s win over Trump in Georgia? 简单! Because Marshall won the first race and Marshall’s preferred candidate lost the second one.
            That’s really the only difference since it’s beyond dispute that a state that recounted its vote THREE timesincluding a hand recountis closer to the exact margins than a state that, 好, didn’t.
            Don’t try to think too hard about any of this. 因为, if you do, you’ll give yourself a headache. The reality is this: 那些, like Marshall, who argue that they won their elections fair and square while raising questions about Biden’s victory on that same day are simply not talking sense. They are driven by partisanship and blind loyalty to Trump. It doesn’t make any sense because making sense is beside the point. And their point is that Donald Trump is right and literally everyone else is wrong.




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