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The Red-State Badge of Courage

Debra Saunders on

"Shaye" Moss testified that she and her mother, Ruby Freeman, two Black election workers, lived in fear after Trump falsely singled out Ruby for rigging the count.

They were driven into hiding by baseless accusations.

Chief operating officer in the office of the Georgia secretary of state Gabriel Sterling recounted walking an attorney through five or so bogus claims about election theft. The lawyer couldn't argue on the facts, so he responded, "I just know in my heart they cheated."

That's not good enough. You don't impugn the integrity of public servants, and you don't proclaim an election rigged based on feelings.

Bowers recalled Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani telling him, "We've got theories. We just don't have the evidence."

 

That was shortly after the 2020 election. It's now nearly a year and a half later, and Team Trump still doesn't have actual evidence.

All they have is a warped definition of courage.

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Debra J. Saunders is a fellow at the Discovery Institute's Chapman Center for Citizen Leadership. Contact her at dsaunders@discovery.org.

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