Using cellphone tracking data obtained by “True the Vote” … [Dinesh] D’Souza claims to have proof that 2,000 people delivered multiple ballots to election drop boxes in the five crucial battleground states that Trump lost.
There are two problems with this.
Suggestive, but not proof:
First, the movie doesn’t show what it says it shows.
— Cellphone tracking isn’t precise enough to distinguish between liberal activists stuffing drop boxes, and store owners, police officers, delivery men and others who have perfectly legitimate reasons to be within a few yards of the same drop box every day.
— In all five battleground states D’Souza considers, it is perfectly legal for third parties to drop off ballots for others, with varying degrees of lenience. Pennsylvania, for example, allows a grandparent, grandchild, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, in-law, household member, caregiver or jailer to drop off someone else’s ballot.
— Even if every cellphone dot represented a left-wing organizer illegally dropping off another person’s ballot, that still wouldn’t make the ballot invalid. A legal ballot can be illegally delivered, although the guy who delivered it might be in trouble.
These flaws have already been well aired elsewhere.
Trump lost his base:
The second problem — my problem with the movie — is the idea that Trump’s 2020 loss cries out for an explanation. We know for a fact that Trump was wildly popular, sailing to a landslide election on the love of a grateful nation. Only something nefarious could explain his defeat! …
In the five states where D’Souza deploys his hocus-pocus cellphone data — Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — Trump lost 8% of white voters compared to 2016. He lost 12% of white men. …
True, lots of Deplorables clung to Trump as their last hope in a country that has betrayed them over and over again. But some of them noticed. …
One month in office, Trump said of the “Dreamers”: “We are gonna deal with them with heart … You have these incredible kids … some absolutely incredible kids.” So much for getting illegals “out of here so fast, your head will spin.”
During the campaign, Trump sided with rural Americans, who like guns — and don’t live in opulent, lily-white redoubts where guns aren’t needed. He emphatically opposed “gun-free zones,” bans on “assault weapons” and expanded background checks, saying an armed citizenry prevents mass shootings. One year into his presidency, Trump said: “I like taking the guns early. Take the guns first, go through due process second. … Some of you are petrified of the NRA. … They have great power over you people … they have less power over me. What do I need?” …
Most stunningly, Trump blew off the signature promise of his campaign: the wall. While he was busy sucking up to Wall Street, Kim Kardashian, RINOs, Silicon Valley, the gun-grabbers and illegal aliens, not one mile of wall got built. He finally got around to the wall his last year in office. Total new wall across a 2,000 mile border completed during the entire Trump presidency: 47 miles.
Yeah, it’s a total baffler how a president who spent four years ignoring his base could have lost.
Looking forward, DeSantis seems to be the real deal, actively and effectively making laws in Florida that oppose the woke. And making some good jokes:
— Robbie Myers (@robbievmyers) June 15, 2022
hat-tip Stephen Neil