Protest votes to explain Biden gains doesn't pass the sniff test.
You might have pondered how a near-octogenarian who barely got the nomination for his own party could arouse the interest of voters in a way never seen before. Maybe even how by enlisting the candidate (Kamala) who dropped out early in that part of the process and was generally disliked for VP, ..could possibly help?
The fact that for most of the 2020 part of his campaign he hid in a basement? And when he did emerge to ‘spread the word,’ was to crowds that were often smaller than a turkey dinner gathering put on by PETA, ..it certainly makes for a real head scratcher.
The image on the right which is widely circulating suggests this last part very clearly. Common sense says no f’ing way is it possible.
But have no fear my doubt filled friends! As explained to you by your Republican friends and allies who are perfectly willing to allow this fraud to happen, that “55% of the vote was FOR Biden, and 45% was AGAINST Trump!”
Realistically, it seems would have to be 70-30 instead ..just to hit the shear vote number total being asserted as I hammer this thesis out. Frankly, given the 10s of thousands attending and interested in each of Trump’s rallies vs the mostly less than 100 at Biden’s (including the press), any number for Biden above 40 Million as a built in Democrat (alive, dead, for a dog, ..or rat) basis is just plain suspect.
But I digress.
Those who suggest in any way that the election is legit, based on the ‘never-Trump’ voting elsewhere aspect are failing to look at a very much larger part of such an assertion. Let’s assume that there WAS a large contingent of Trump hold outs; that while voting a RED wave in congress, would withhold support for the guy who actually drove such a wave.
Trump literally brought more people to vote for him (and to the down ticket) to make a record of his own (74 million), yet lost so many of the possible votes? It doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. Further, for a unremarkable and clearly unpopular Biden to gain 11 million more votes than the rabidly popular Obama in 2008? Even in this crazy year of 2020, it ranks in the ‘unbelievable’ category.
But there is yet another smoking gun.
If Republican voters suffering from #TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) were to actually withhold their votes in numbers reaching 10s of millions for Donald Trump, he must have made incredible inroads to build the base otherwise. But one thing about Republican voters who don’t vote Republican, shouldn’t we ponder who else they would be inclined to support?
A vote for Biden would clearly be a vote to support abortion, 2nd amendment problems, and higher taxes, and an unfriendly business environment. Not to mention the devastating effect on the US Supreme Court which for even the most Trump adverse Republican (Who might consider themselves ‘conservative’) is vitally important.
Those folks don’t really want Biden’s produce, but instead could exclaim they did not vote for the guy who took over their party so easily!
Yes, protest votes do in-fact happen, and can explain away a number of votes, but will often find a home with a party that is closer in ideological foundation. In 2016, the protest vote against Hillary went to Dr. Jill Stein of the Green Party. Trump’s protest folks went for Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate.
In 2016, five percent of the presidential vote was for neither of the two major parties in Michigan. In 2020, it was barely one percent. The Taxpayers party candidate drew seven thousand fewer votes this year than in 2016, the Libertarian candidate 110,000 less.
Also, 2016’s vote was 14% less than 2020. And we are to believe that Trump gaining 600,000 votes demonstrates a large ‘protest swing’ in Michigan?
For the ‘protest vote’ theory to have any legs, we would have to see substantial movement forward in the third party counts. Even the smallest percentage of drop from Republicans as-described as the cause of the swing would show up as Libertarian or constitution party votes.
The gains by Biden are simply magic and have no logical explanation outside of being pure fiction. The pure impossibility of protest votes supposedly amounting to 10s of millions nationwide not dropping 10, 15, or 20 % to the third party candidates is self evident.
The totals are a lie, the Biden votes are manufactured, and everyone knows it.