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Trump demands election rerun ‘immediately’

Samizdat – August 29, 2022

Former President Donald Trump called on Monday for himself to be declared the “rightful winner” of the 2020 presidential election, or for the vote to be held again. Trump’s outburst came after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed that he limited the spread of a story damaging to Joe Biden’s campaign on the advice of the FBI.

“So now it comes out, conclusively, that the FBI buried the Hunter Biden laptop story before the election,” Trump wrote in a post to his Truth Social platform, adding that the agency did so knowing “if they didn’t, ‘Trump would have easily won the 2020 Presidential Election’.”

“This is massive fraud and election interference at a level never seen before in our country,” the former president continued, adding that as a “remedy,” he should be declared the “rightful winner,” or that the government should “declare the 2020 election irreparably compromised and have a new election, immediately!”

Zuckerberg told podcast host Joe Rogan last week that Facebook worked to limit the reach of a New York Post story on Hunter Biden’s laptop in the runup to the 2020 election. The laptop, which has since been independently verified as genuine, contained details of Joe Biden’s son’s drug use, activities with prostitutes, and foreign business dealings, some of which stood to benefit Biden Sr.

Zuckerberg said that the FBI “came to us” and warned that “there’s about to be some kind of dump” of “Russian propaganda.” The Biden campaign also falsely described the laptop’s contents as “Russian propaganda” at the time.

Despite Trump’s protestations, there is likely little he can do. The former president already accused Biden of winning by fraud, citing ballot harvesting, alleged abuse of mail-in voting, and claims of late-night pauses in counting followed by “dumps” of ballots for Biden at voting locations in key swing states. Trump filed numerous lawsuits protesting his loss, but of the few that courts agreed to hear, none were successful.

Facebook was not the only platform to limit the spread of the laptop story. Twitter banned any mention of the Post article and temporarily suspended the newspaper from its platform, while other media outlets – who now admit that the laptop was real and newsworthy – refused to cover the story.

In a statement released after Zuckerberg’s interview, the FBI said that it “routinely notifies US private sector entities, including social media providers, of potential threat information, so that they can decide how to better defend against threats.” However, the agency added that it “cannot ask, or direct, companies to take action.” The FBI did not elaborate on why it labeled the contents of the laptop a “threat.”

August 29, 2022 - Posted by | Civil Liberties | , , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. Noted. We the people are allowed to know very little, actually, in an astonishingly wide realm of sectors. The US “elite” give “dumbed down” a new meaning, every day.

    This is not to say I have a helluva lot of/any sympathy for teen-bully/pussy-grabber Trump. Between Dementia’d Biden and Trump, Trump might even be the lesser worse (esp. foreign affairs, aside from his “Stormy”-like dalliance/whore-mongering with Zionism in favor of that “shitty little Apartheid ‘country’ in the MidEast”)…but that still means that he was/is “worse.”

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    Comment by roberthstiver | August 29, 2022 | Reply

  2. I can’t remember an American election where there weren’t claims of “Vote rigging” by the loser……If you have a Voting system where voting is optional, it is just SO EASY to ‘find’ more votes, before, or after the count.

    When there are SO MANY crooks in the Congress, rigging a vote count can be very rewarding…..

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | August 29, 2022 | Reply

    • Brian, your comment made me think incidentally: isn’t the very fact of PACs and all that money flowing to influence the votes of those who vote “vote rigging” at its classic best (worst)? I’ve been a devotee of (inter alia?) term limits and public financing for decades, but my decades are narrowing by the day, every day….

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      Comment by roberthstiver | August 29, 2022 | Reply

      • You’re not the only one……It’s quite awful when you get to an ‘advanced age’ and you realise that you’ve been drowned in “Bullsheet” all of your life, by the people whom you vote for….Too bad, huh?

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        Comment by brianharryaustralia | August 29, 2022 | Reply

  3. These voters did not know the real Biden? Please bring back civics; genuine study of our foundational Republic; robust history and government.

    Yet, I do believe too many voters (and those who let others speak for them), simply wanted unbridled personal liberty, especially in all matters sexual. However, that carries a cost in more ways than one, and they discovered that in the past few years. Too little, too late.

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    Comment by Patricia Hershwitzky | August 29, 2022 | Reply


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