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Patrick's Folly: Why a Pennsylvania Democrat is Trolling the Lieutenant Governor of Texas for $3 Million

Robert Franklin

Posted on December 30, 2020 01:52

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Several weeks ago, following Donald Trump's defeat in the November election, baseless allegations of rampant voter fraud hit stratospheric, hair-melting, Melissa Carone levels of crazy. But while everyone focused on Rudy Giuliani's three-ring circus of the court system, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick offered a $1 million bounty to the public to prove the unprovable.

In a misguided attempt to highlight widespread voter fraud that actually didn't happen in the 2020 general election, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick offered a bounty of up to $1 million to "incentivize, encourage, and reward" anyone who could provide the non-existent proof Republicans have themselves repeatedly failed to manufacture, I mean, obtain.

Patrick's bounty came as the national focus was on four states with a significant number of mail-in ballots -- Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, and Wisconsin. These votes especially were vigorously disputed by the President, who riled up his supporters and gave Twitter mods a workout with a desperate procession of tweets related to the issue that were as unfounded as the lawsuits his lackey's wasted taxpayer money with.

Patrick, ever the Trump loyalist, proclaimed the bounty amidst the madness, claiming he supports Trump's "efforts to identify voter fraud in the presidential election," while also promoting skepticism of the "delays in counting mail-in ballots in other states" that "[raise] more questions about voter fraud and potential mistakes."

To Patrick's dismay, however, someone did find voter fraud in one of those states -- Pennsylvania's Democratic Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman.

Bruce Bartman is charged with two counts of perjury and one count of unlawful voting after allegedly voting for Trump in the 2020 election as his deceased mother. Further, it is alleged he registered his mother-in-law, also deceased, to vote for the same purpose. Bartman is even said to have admitted the whole thing to state prosecutors.

This, along with two additional voter fraud incidents in Pennsylvania, is why Fetterman has taken to trolling the Texas Lt. Gov. for $3 million on Twitter, like a 140-character-or-less bookie.

It's absurd, but that's the point. Fetterman has three credible cases of voter fraud in his state, all committed by people casting votes for President Trump, and even he still points out the incidents are isolated, stating "while it's undoubtedly and undeniably hilarious these cases involved Trump voters and their dead mothers, it's irrelevant because it documents how truly rare voter fraud is and how impossible it is to truly pull it off."

Of course, Patrick appears resistant to making good on his word, because of course he is. He was beaten at his own game.

Instead of keeping true to his word, which admittedly none of us should have expected anyway, he gets his spokepeople to put out statements reading: "It's not clear why Lt. Gov. Fetterman continues on this topic since Democrats don't believe in voter fraud -- unless it's the Russians," which both clumsily dodges accountability for Patrick's stupid, stupid bounty and seems to undermine Russian influence in the 2016 general election, which both parties, particularly Republican-led inquests, have found to be, well, true.

Even though it's time for Lt. Gov. Patrick to hand over the cash to someone who met the bounty conditions Patrick himself laid out, it also kind of feels wrong to hold a delusional man to his delusional word.

Robert Franklin

Posted on December 30, 2020 01:52

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