Why are some Republicans still advancing election fraud? The message is election fraud warrants audits, and audits will lead to massive voter fraud, and audits will show that Joe Biden was illegally elected president of the United States.
This message is being advanced to sow the seeds of doubt. There are enough voters, about 37%, who believe that Joe Biden is illegally elected. This percentage of voters is significant and these voters continue to buy into the "fraudulent election" argument.
To these people, the truth is not important. The message is important, messaging designed to take certain facts and twist them in a way to lead voters to doubt the legitimate results of the election. Those delivering the message understand that voters have short memories, particularly the voters who are targeted by the fraud message. Therefore, by making these illegitimate, and factually deficient arguments, those delivering the message know they can motivate a certain segment of the voting population to act on falsehoods.
This type of messaging is targeted and effective. Republicans believe that this propaganda tactic can help them win elections. This is particularly true on the local and state levels. If Republicans can win enough state legislatures, they can pass election limitations that favor Republicans. They know that low voter turnout tends to favor Republicans winning primary elections and elections to state office. Therefore, the election fraud message is important to these campaigns because it is a key to success to win.
Regardless of whether the messaging works, it is being delivered and will continue to be delivered for the foreseeable future. The 2022 elections may be a bellwether of how effectively this Republican fraudulent election message works.
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