Why Even The Staunchest Trump Supporters Should Be Backing Biden By Now

And a few other notes as we head into 2021…

Eric J Scholl
5 min readDec 31, 2020

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If you believe Trump’s endless allegations that Democrats stole the election out from under him, but there’s no explicit smoking gun proof because they did it in such a coordinated way, across many states each with different voting rules, and they did it seamlessly and invisibly, turning around a dire situation for themselves literally overnight, can we at least agree those should be the people in charge of distributing Coronavirus vaccines?

Even though the word “fraud” keeps coming out of Trump’s mouth, and appearing in his Tweets, if you look at the substance of what he’s saying and Tweeting — if you can call it that — every “huge” revelation is based on some ridiculous, tortuous stab at “statistical analysis”, and never on any findings of actual widespread fraud in fact.

Or not even that. Trump accused the Secretary of State of Georgia this week with having a brother who works for China. Which would apparently explain his unwillingness to throw the election Trump lost in Georgia, to Trump. Except the person to whom Trump was apparently referring is not the Georgia Secretary of State’s brother. Because it just doesn’t matter: Trump just floods the zone with misinformation, and people start believing it because they’re hearing so much, there must be something to it.

And most of that “statistical analysis” boils down to an argument that Trump didn’t lose because how could he possibly have lost? And most of Trump’s personal argument boils down to that too: “I didn’t lose, because how could I possibly have lost”?

Except he did. I even have to remind myself from time to time that the Electoral College margin is 306 to 232 for Biden. Trump lost because he lost. Not even close.

Meanwhile, Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley said he’d endorse some House Republicans’ challenge of the counting of Electoral Votes next week, which probably means some other Republican Senators will now jump on that bandwagon, especially since doing that would now force all of them to go on the record about whether they favor Trump and his efforts to overturn election results or not anyway. It will definitely draw out the process…

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Eric J Scholl

Peabody award winning journalist. Streaming media pioneer. Played @ CBGB back in the day. Editor-In-Chief "The Chaos Report" www.thechaosreport.com