The run-up to and aftermath from the 2020 election has been rough, and it hasn’t been made any easier by the flooding of social media with dubious claims of fraud. One source of many such claims is in this article from The Federalist.

I’m almost certain that the originators of most of those claims are often suggesting them in bad faith, but for the purpose of this article, I’ll assume the people repeating them do actually care about the integrity of our elections. Thus, instead of insulting them or posting memes (well maybe just one, but not until later), which would be an unproductive exercise, I’m going to take them at their word and discuss the realities of some specific claims I see repeated all over Facebook, Twitter, NextDoor, Reddit, and other web-based hell holes where our humanity goes to die. …


Derek Remund

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