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  • #16
    Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    You'd lose that bet, I'm afraid. The stories included plenty of criticism regarding the former occupant. If you want to talk to an unabashed Trump supporter, you need to talk to my brother in law, not me.
    Mebbe, mebbe not. I've seen pro-forma criticisms of the former guy used to forestall accusations of bias, and the arguments you're citing, e.g. "suddenly appearing," are clearly Trumpian. Without seeing the stories, I can't argue further for provenance, but that particular claim is embarrassingly wrong. Not only were those votes tracked, and the state laws that prevented them from being counted prior to election day reported, there were endless stories of local Republican officials warning that the campaign to cast doubt on mail-in voting was sabotaging Republican mail-in campaigns they'd historically been winning.

    Former guy knew he was going to lose, and figured out a way to create a spurious lead by getting his votes counted before his opponents'.

    The marine and his wife would enjoy the company of your brother-in-law, but with me around, unabashedly taking advantage of my superior ability to teach arithmetic, the abashedness is seriously curtailed. For the sake of peace and brotherhood, we don't argue politics, but I've laid down a line. He's under notice to keep his politics away from my science or be forced to sit and squirm while I debunk it.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Juvenal View Post

      Mebbe, mebbe not. I've seen pro-forma criticisms of the former guy used to forestall accusations of bias, and the arguments you're citing, e.g. "suddenly appearing," are clearly Trumpian. Without seeing the stories, I can't argue further for provenance, but that particular claim is embarrassingly wrong. Not only were those votes tracked, and the state laws that prevented them from being counted prior to election day reported, there were endless stories of local Republican officials warning that the campaign to cast doubt on mail-in voting was sabotaging Republican mail-in campaigns they'd historically been winning.
      I retract the "suddenly appearing" bit - that was sloppiness on my part. The criticisms of Trump in the stories I've read were certainly not pro forma, and were consistently applied throughout his first campaign and presidency. Are you conflating absentee mail-in voting (historically good for Republicans, as the generally pro-Republican military figures heavily in that) with COVID-inspired mass-mail voting?
      Former guy knew he was going to lose, and figured out a way to create a spurious lead by getting his votes counted before his opponents'.
      That there's some Q-level conspiracy theory, Jerk.
      The marine and his wife would enjoy the company of your brother-in-law, but with me around, unabashedly taking advantage of my superior ability to teach arithmetic, the abashedness is seriously curtailed. For the sake of peace and brotherhood, we don't argue politics, but I've laid down a line. He's under notice to keep his politics away from my science or be forced to sit and squirm while I debunk it.
      He'd like his gun collection, too.
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