.... this degree of incompetence is impossible to imagine... unless the Democrats wanted to be caught!!
In addition to Seder's remarks -- here's the data I was looking at, prompting this comment:
Here is some data that points to fraud in Virginia [first congressional district]. Look first at the number of Trump votes, then compare that to the number of votes for the republican candidate for the House. 257K vs 255K.. makes sense right, as most people voting for Trump will likely vote down the line, at least for national office. BUT BUT BUT… look now at Biden votes in the same way; 277K vs 181K? This makes no sense. Why would so many live, conscious voters who care enough to vote for Biden not also vote for increasing control of Congress? What’s wrong here… can you see it?
"Jim H" follows with a chart that looks like it was cut-and-paste from the Virginia elections website.
But, looking at Virginia's election results website today, I find completely different data:
https://results.elections.virginia.gov/vaelections/2020 November General/Site/Presidential.html
In the 1st congressional district, the totals are 213K for Biden and 233K for Trump, instead of 277K to 181K.
WTF?? From Jim's version of the data, it looks obvious that ~90K Biden ballots have been fabricated out of thin air. Now today those votes are gone, and a totally ordinary-looking scenario is posted instead.
So my data is gone! And furthermore, this was happening in Virginia, which is not a swing state anyhow.
Are you saying the Democrats would sacrifice the Senate deliberately and in such a way as they would be discovered?
To further clarify the narrative here, Trump's followers seem to be saying that the Democrats fabricated hundreds of thousands of ballots, marked them for Biden, but forgot to have those fake ballots also vote for Democratic congressional & senate candidates. If this were true, of course it would be an obvious fraud. Or at any rate, it's obvious to any "woke" conspiracy theorist, although (according to the narrative) you are never going to see CNN and MSNBC admit to anything.
So it's not so much that the Democrats sacrificed the Senate, so much as that they just forgot to include it when they fudged the results for Biden. And according to the narrative, it's obvious in the same way that Building 7 was obviously demolished: it's only "obvious" if you're paying attention.
BUT... I'm going to have to retract this entire line of conjecture and speculation. At least unless there's some real data to base it on.
The "Legal Eagle" You Tube channel looked into the fraud allegations and Trump's legal challenges in some detail, and the conclusion (starting at 26:08) is that there's nothing significant enough to change the electoral college outcome.
Which seems to leave only brute force (control of the military and/or citizen militias) as a means for Trump to stay in office. I wouldn't count him out yet. The most ominous signal is that Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has been replaced by a Trump yes-man. Patrick Martin at WSWS says:
The undeniable implication of Esper’s firing is that Trump wants a Pentagon chief who will say yes to the deployment of troops into American cities to deal with the mass unrest that would undoubtedly follow an attempt by the president to defy the election results.