Report: Multiple Senate Democrats Seeking To Push ‘Illegitimate’ Election Narrative

A report by The Hill indicates several Senate Democrats are contemplating pushing a narrative that the 2022 midterm elections are illegitimate due to Republican opposition to passing their national voting bill. 

The latest report indicates that lawmakers are working in tandem with the media to help portray the narrative.

“Democrats believe there’s plenty of evidence that Republicans are trying to steal future elections and feel bolstered by extensive reporting by CNN, NBC and other media outlets on the state-level machinations of Trump allies,” according to The Hill.

The majority party has, for some time, tried to portray GOP efforts to preserve election integrity in red states as an affront to future elections, though critics insist the state efforts would improve election security and reverse temporary changes enacted during the pandemic.

Democrat legislation being pushed would expand mail-in voting, grant federal control to elections, and require less restrictive voter ID laws.

They saw what worked during the pandemic, leading to 81 million votes for President Biden, and want to expand on that.

RELATED: Biden Casts Doubt On Midterm Elections – ‘Could Easily Be Illegitimate’

Democrats Pushing Illegitimate or Stolen Election Narrative

The latest report indicates Democrats are a bit leery of pushing an illegitimate or stolen election narrative due to the fact they’ve been persecuting former President Donald Trump for similar unproven claims for over a year.

Despite having pilloried Trump for such talk, several lawmakers are cited as willing to pursue the new ‘illegitimate election’ strategy.

Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) is quoted as saying state-level election laws enacted recently “are intended to seat people who lost the election.”

“I’m very worried the changes in these laws will ultimately result in a loser being declared a winner,” he continued.

“If you start having local or state certification agents start overruling actual votes. That’s when things quickly move into the illegitimacy area,” Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) told the outlet.

The column also notes that Senators Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and Mark Kelly (D-AZ) have made similar assertions about the legitimacy of their future “tough races.”

On the contrary, according to Joe Snead, executive director of the Honest Elections Project, the Georgia election law “is not regressive or restrictive” and in fact, “is a lot more progressive than what’s in the blue states.”

And in Arizona, the conservative-leaning Heritage Foundation insists election laws there will “strengthen the integrity of the electoral process and safeguard the votes of Arizonans.”

RELATED: Mitch McConnell Torches Biden Over ‘Profoundly Unpresidential’ And ‘Deliberately Divisive’ Voting Speech

Don’t Want to Sound Like Trump

Ironically, some Democrats according to the report don’t want to sound like former President Trump, who has cast doubt – without evidence – on the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election since day one.

“Some are leery of sounding like Trump, who made predictions of widespread election fraud before the 2020 presidential election and continues to do so on a regular basis,” according to The Hill.

They add, “The senators are torn over how hard to push a stolen-election narrative ahead of the November election in which Republicans are expected to make big gains in Congress.”

All those assertions that the very fabric of our democracy is in peril due to Trump’s unfounded complaints and Democrats have decided … ‘Let’s do the same damn thing.’

It’s definitely a coordinated effort with the aforementioned lead of the media and President Biden’s own comments last week that midterm election results could be “illegitimate.”

Biden, when questioned by a reporter as to whether or not the President felt we would have free and fair elections in 2022, planted the conspiracy seeds.

“Oh, yeah,” he replied. “I think it easily could be illegitimate.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki tried to clarify those remarks saying, “He absolutely is not predicting that the 2022 elections will be illegitimate.”

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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