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Mon Nov 9, 2020, 10:00 AM Nov 2020

The Bogus Fraud Claims Are All About Giving Trump An Off-Ramp, Officials Say [View all]

Trump and his campaign have leveled accusations of large-scale voter fraud in Pennsylvania and other states that broke for Biden, so far without proof.

But senior officials, campaign aides and allies told The Associated Press that overwhelming evidence of fraud isn’t really the point.

The strategy to wage a legal fight against the votes tallied for Biden in Pennsylvania and other places is more to provide Trump with an off-ramp for a loss he can’t quite grasp and less about changing the election’s outcome, the officials said. They spoke to AP on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal strategy.

Trump aides and allies also acknowledged privately the legal fights would — at best — forestall the inevitable, and some had deep reservations about the president’s attempts to undermine faith in the vote. But they said Trump and a core group of loyalists were aiming to keep his base of supporters on his side even in defeat.

don't care what the claims are meant to do. Come Jan 2021, HE'S GONE!
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It's not just the legal fight, it's the rallies Kitchari Nov 2020 #1
If so, it is a dangerous strategy -- It is not what Qanon believes, and there are lots of them Klaralven Nov 2020 #2
I fully expect to hear that he's been dissing DeJoy soon ... mr_lebowski Nov 2020 #3
It's also to perpetuate the grievance culture among deplorables to benefit the Republican Party dalton99a Nov 2020 #4
+1 H2O Man Nov 2020 #16
So we sow seeds of doubt and anger AkFemDem Nov 2020 #5
How do these guys look at themselves in the mirror? Biophilic Nov 2020 #6
fucking enablers will cause lasting damage to the country to soothe his bruised ego Orangepeel Nov 2020 #7
That's dangerous as half the country will forever think Biden is an illegitimate President.. honest.abe Nov 2020 #8
It is all marketing the post-Presidency "Trump" brand... cbdo2007 Nov 2020 #9
An off-ramp that has to be as gentle as possible because the unstable Trump doesn't do ramps well Doodley Nov 2020 #10
IOW Trump is too fucking EGOTISTICAL TO ACCEPT THAT HE LOST LostOne4Ever Nov 2020 #11
The offramp, as ever, is concession. No conditions. C_U_L8R Nov 2020 #12
Cool story, Bro. GeorgeGist Nov 2020 #13
Numerous reasons why he's doing this, duforsure Nov 2020 #14
"use our money to travel to his rally's"... How can this be? not_the_one Nov 2020 #19
All part of the process of his keeping the zombie base under his whip Cosmocat Nov 2020 #15
If the base stays on Trump's side afterwards, thinking Trump is their real President andym Nov 2020 #17
+1 2naSalit Nov 2020 #18
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