Virginia Republicans, Including Trump’s State Chair, Wallow in Conspiracy Theory Lunacy

Virginia Republicans, Including Trump’s State Chair, Wallow in Conspiracy Theory Lunacy


First, here’s Virginia House Speaker Bill “ALEC” Howell linking to a brain-dead, click-bait story by the Washington (Com)Post and claiming – against reams of evidence against the conspiracy theory – that there IS voter fraud, there really IS IS IS! Except that…no, as Del. Marcus Simon (see his comments below Howell’s) and a gazillion studies have shown, there isn’t. But obviously, Republicans keep claiming there is, because most of them don’t want to outright admit that their aim is – as a recent court decision stated – to “target African Americans with almost surgical precision.” Also Latinos and others likely to vote Democratic, of course. Yet here’s Bill “ALEC” Howell, incredibly the Speaker of the House here in Virginia, yet again pushing the “voter fraud” conspiracy theory. Ugh.

Now, here’s Del. Marcus Simon (D) demolishing the (Com)Post’s article.

This is complete and utter nonsense. Someone explain to me how this was every going to turn into a vote. Was an 87 year old impostor being recruited to impersonate him at the polling place on election day? They used his actual mailing address. If he requested an absentee ballot it would have been mailed to his family, just like the congratulatory letter referenced in the story.

Or could it be that someone was hired to register voters and had a quota and got lazy and tried to cheat?

So that’s conspiracy theory #1 by Virginia Republicans for today. And now – as if that one wasn’t bad enough – here’s #2 (yeah, in that other sense of the word as well), utter crapola from Donald Trump’s Virginia chair, Corey Stewart, linking to extremist lunatic Alex Jones’ “Infowars” site. Note that Alex Jones, among other things, “has accused the US government of being involved in the Oklahoma City bombing and the September 11 attacks,” has claimed that the horrendous Sandy Hook elementary school shootings, which resulted in the tragic deaths of 20 children and 6 adult staff members, was a hoax of some sort.

Sandy Hook is a synthetic completely fake with actors, in my view, manufactured. I couldn’t believe it at first. I knew they had actors there, clearly, but I thought they killed some real kids…The general public doesn’t know the school was actually closed the year before…It took me about a year with Sandy Hook to come to grips with the fact that the whole thing was fake. I mean, I couldn’t  believe it. I knew they jumped on it, used the crisis, hyped it up. But then I did deep research–and my gosh, it just pretty much didn’t happen.

So yeah, Alex Jones is a ghoulish, evil freak (also someone who, appallingly, Donald Trump thinks is “amazing”). Anyway, this is the lunatic who Trump’s Virginia chair, Corey Stewart, links to here. And why the link? To claim, completely erroneously, that a bunch of online “polls” with zero statistical validity demonstrate that “Trump wins first debate!” Anyway, that’s Corey Stewart for ya…”deplorable,” you might even say.

  • old_redneck

    likely is the same Republican group that was caught destroying
    registration forms back before the 2012 election. This is what

    In Harrisonburg, summer of 2012 — a business owner
    was behind his business when he observed a car drive up to one of his
    dumpsters. A young man jumped out, threw some papers in the dumpsters,
    and sped away. The business owner got the license number and
    investigated. Turns out, the papers that were thrown into the dumpster
    were completed voter registration forms.

    The business owner called the cops who quickly found the vehicle . . . parked at the local Republican Party office.

    individual who threw away the registration forms was a young man
    working for an organization hired by the Virginia GOP to register
    voters. The same organization had been fired by the Florida GOP because
    they were caught destroying registration forms for Democrats (in
    Florida, you can register by party, not so in Virginia).

    gets better. Turns out, the company that was working for the VA GOP and
    that was destroying registration forms was headquartered in Winchester,
    VA, and shared an office with Virginia state senator Jill Holtzman
    Vogel, a Republican and former general counsel for the Republican
    National Committee.

    The young man was fined for a misdemeanor.

    Looks like the Virginia GOP is up to their usual dirty tricks.

    • lowkell

      Yeah, I remember that. Republicans never change, except possibly for the worse?