Stop the Steal? There’s been no proof of theft

President Trump and his supporters claim the election was stolen from him. “Stop the Steal” is a favorite slogan. I tried to evaluate this logically. For there to be a “steal” some group would have to be involved in coordinating the theft. But William Barr, Trump’s attorney general stated that there was no major fraud in the election. Republican public officials in several swing states, including the Secretary of State of Georgia, have stated that was no significant fraud in the election. In the courts, virtually all the lawsuits filed by Trump’s legal team have been thrown out, many by judges appointed or promoted by Trump or other Republicans. This includes the Supreme Court.

So for the election to have been stolen there must have been a coordinated effort that included many Republicans in multiple states. I just cannot imagine that there is some vast left-right conspiracy that successfully stole the election from Trump. There is no “how” or “why” that makes any sense. The only logical conclusion is Trump’s claims are baseless. Trump and his supporters should accept that he lost the election and let the country move on.

Eric Selby

Lake Stevens

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