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Wed Dec 21, 2022, 12:33 AM

The man behind Trump World's myth of rigged voting machines

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-election-montgomery/

The conspiracy theory seemed to come out of nowhere: Dark forces had hacked into voting systems nationwide to rob Donald Trump of the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

The myth started spreading even before the votes were counted. One of the earliest versions, from an obscure right-wing website, had a hero: Dennis Montgomery, a computer programmer and self-described former contractor for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

The writer cited Montgomery’s claim that he had built a supercomputer called the Hammer years ago as a U.S. government surveillance tool, along with software called Scorecard that could be used to manipulate election results. Now, Montgomery alleged, someone had hijacked the technology and was using it to steal the presidency for Joe Biden.

In the election’s febrile aftermath, these and other unproven claims about Hammer and Scorecard went viral and morphed into a grand global conspiracy theory about how a host of sinister characters, often tied to China, had hacked voting systems to flip votes from Trump to Biden. As the stolen-election fiction spread, so did its repercussions — frivolous lawsuits seeking to overturn the election; threats of violence against election workers; and well-funded campaigns to rid America of voting machines. Two years later, about two-thirds of Republicans say they believe Trump was cheated, Reuters polls show.

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Wed Dec 21, 2022, 12:40 AM

1. tfg has been cheated.

Out of a deserved prison sentence.

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Wed Dec 21, 2022, 02:52 AM

2. "Two years later, about two-thirds of Republicans say they believe Trump was cheated"

talk radio... a nonstop flood of nonsense spoken as if the hosts really believe it. that elections (only the ones won by Dems) involve cheating is widespread among their ranks.

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