So now we’re seeing how it gamed out, this four year experiment where Republicans tried to fight like Democrats, of thinking that the standards set by one party could apply to the other. The experiment of seeing if the GOP could breathe the same free air that Democrats enjoy, the ability to make mistakes without serious cost. To stop being the “manage decline”/ “go along to get along” party.
It didn’t end well. Riots for me, not for thee. And just three years ago Nancy Pelosi tweeted: "Our election was hijacked. There is no question. Congress has a duty to #ProtectOurDemocracy & #FollowTheFacts."
The room to maneuver on social media was shrinking rapidly pre-election; social media had been blamed for the rise of Trump, his platform on Twitter and the Facebook “bots” or nots. So the SM titans were going to “make things right” and facilitate a Biden election. Zuckerberg did his penance by putting up ballot boxes on key urban districts and Twitter banned articles about the Hunter Biden laptop.
But as far as the election fraud issue goes, the power player wasn’t with the media. It was the state legislatures. The courts weren’t interested, which is their prerogative. The media certainly wasn’t interested, which merely showed they sucked at their job. You may get fired but usually there’s no statute against not doing your job.
In the end if you can’t convince a state legislature then what is there but to accept the outcome? It’s akin to someone being found not guilty by a jury of your peers. It doesn’t mean they didn’t do the crime but it certainly means the outcome for the suspect (in this case the election) is as if he were innocent.
Sure, state legislatures are political bodies and thus respond to their constituents who in turn respond to media. But that doesn’t change the fact that it all came down to state legislatures and they could not be convinced. They were the bg players. No one was going to come in and do their job for them, not the courts or Trump or the Congress.
So if there is peace to be found in the election result it’s not that fraud didn’t take place or that it wasn’t stolen, it’s that people elected by the people in state legislatures made their call. Got to dance with the one that brung ya.