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Understanding the Persistence of Belief in Donald Trump’s 2020 Election Victory

The 2020 U.S. presidential election was a highly contentious and polarizing event that saw Joe Biden emerge as the victor. However, despite the official results and widespread acceptance of Biden as the winner, a significant number of people still believe that Donald Trump won the election. This essay aims to explore the reasons behind this persistent belief.

1. Disputed Claims and Legal Challenges:
One key factor contributing to the belief that Donald Trump won the 2020 election is the series of disputed claims and legal challenges made by his campaign and supporters. Trump and his legal team alleged voter fraud, irregularities, and inconsistencies in the electoral process. These claims, though largely debunked and dismissed by courts and election officials, created doubt and fueled skepticism among Trump’s supporters.

2. Partisan Media and Echo Chambers:
The presence of partisan media outlets and social media echo chambers has played a significant role in perpetuating the belief in Trump’s victory. Some media organizations and online platforms have catered to specific ideological biases, amplifying narratives that support the idea of election fraud or a stolen victory. This selective exposure to information reinforces existing beliefs and makes it difficult for alternative viewpoints to penetrate these echo chambers.

3. Emotional Investment and Identity Politics:
For many of Trump’s ardent supporters, their belief in his victory is deeply tied to their emotional investment in his presidency and their identification with his political agenda. Trump’s presidency was characterized by a strong cult of personality, with loyal supporters seeing him as a champion of their values and aspirations. Accepting his loss would mean accepting the defeat of their own ideological and personal identification, which can be difficult for individuals to reconcile.

4. Lack of Trust in Institutions:
The erosion of trust in institutions, including the media, government bodies, and even the electoral process itself, has contributed to the belief that Trump won the election. Skepticism towards these institutions has been fueled by a variety of factors, such as past instances of corruption, partisan biases, and a general sense of disillusionment. This lack of trust in key institutions has created an environment where alternative narratives can thrive, even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

5. Influence of Conspiracy Theories:
Conspiracy theories have also played a role in sustaining the belief in Trump’s victory. Various conspiracy theories, such as the “deep state” or “QAnon,” have gained traction among some of Trump’s supporters. These theories often posit complex and unfounded explanations for Trump’s loss, attributing it to a vast, orchestrated plot against him. The allure of conspiracy theories lies in their ability to provide simple, alternative explanations that validate pre-existing beliefs.

While the 2020 presidential election has been widely recognized as a victory for Joe Biden, there remains a subset of people who persistently believe that Donald Trump won. This belief is driven by a combination of disputed claims, partisan media, emotional investment, erosion of trust in institutions, and the influence of conspiracy theories. Understanding these factors can shed light on the persistence of this belief, even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

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Trump Indicted

I do not take joy in a former president of the united states being criminally indicted.

People are losing their minds.

I wish objectivity could reenter the conversation.

This is HUGE and little at the same time.

First thing to consider is the law.

Second is State vs Federal law.

Then let’s consider narrative, talking points, spin and how manipulation of information is causing a storm of redirected/misdirected emotion.

Emotion fuels action.

Emotionally charged actions are not always fair, accurate or true.

Actions fueled by emotion are not always reasonable.

Actions fueled by emotion are not always balanced.

Refusing to contemplate all sides of an argument, because there is an emotional attachment to one side or another is bias.

Refusing to seek all sides of an argument is ignorance.

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Conservative Contradictions 01

The United States Supreme Court recently overturned Roe v Wade.

Conservatives want you to believe they advocate for less government, and for deregulation and personal freedom.

This action is exactly the opposite.

It strips away the protections of personal choice. It strips away the ability for women to decide for themselves.

It increases the level of governmental intervention and control.

The Supreme Court is now illegitimate.

They no longer represent the law nor the interests of the majority.



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If you watched 2000 Mules, but refuse to watch the Jan 6 Hearings, then you are factually illiterate.

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The Overton Window Explained (YouTube video)

An attractive African-American woman explains her version of the Overton Window.

I absolutely agree with her description of how the Overton Window works.

In the presentation, however, she uses presumptuous language designed to guide the viewer to a pointed narrative, using the terms “research” and “evidence”.

Research and evidence are in quotation marks, because there are no references to research or evidence in the clip I watched. Which makes it conjecture and opinion.

The first red flag for me was a black woman letting white supremacist’s off the hook. I am paraphrasing here but the message is that blaming white nationalists and white supremacists implies a lower level of intelligence (“How to think beyond stage one”), and then stumping for another one of her videos. Smartly done, for sure, but also self ingratiating.

But when she starts pontificating about gay and trans, the wheels start coming off the message.

It becomes clear that she is coming from a right-wing, quasi-religious, conservative ideology.

She implies that trans leads to pedophilia.

It doesn’t.

Pedophiles are sick individuals of all sexual persuasions.

Then we get into socialism = communism, new world order, etc. It gets laughable/pathetic after that.

Complete right-wing rubbish.

But convincing propaganda, for some.

Learn more about Jesus.

Not whatever version of the bible you’re reading. Not whatever translation or interpretation.

Jesus may have been a real person.

But please put this in context.

The letter J did not exist when Jesus was alive.


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Memorial Day – 2022

Today we honor those who fought and died for our freedom.

Those who fought and died, under the auspice of the United States of America.

Those who trusted the US Government to send them into harm’s way.

The courage, bravery and sacrifice of these individuals is beyond reproach.

They believed.

Believed in what they were doing, believed in their purpose.

These people are heroes. Each and every one.


Does the US Government deserve this level of loyalty?

Just like Russia is taking Ukraine (albeit more successfully), the US took this real estate by force. We decimated the denizens of North America and claimed this land for our own.

We had superior weapons, numbers, and zero morals.

We built railroads, and shot humans with rifles for sport. We called them savages.

We imported labor from Africa.

The beginnings of our capitalist/democratic society.

Hey, we weren’t the only ones. Slaves have been a condition of society since the beginning of society.

Still doesn’t make it right.

But now that we’ve evolved (purportedly), and have accepted that all humans are human. But that’s not really true, is it?

Some of you out there think people of a different color are somehow inferior, and don’t deserve the same respect. Or, you’re intimidated by the skills people of color.

I just realized I’m speaking from the viewpoint of a colorless person. I have no color. I am not a person of color, so I have no color.

What does that make me?

I’m good with colorless. I’m a colorless person.


Fear of losing what you have.

Fear of change.

Fear of the unknown.

Fear, ignorance and anger, together (like a spoiled stew) are motivators.

It’s stronger than faith.

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Robb Elementary – 5/24/22

Of course it happened again,

nothing has changed.

Small children gunned down.


Small children going to school, to learn

Small children who won’t have another sack lunch

Who won’t watch their favorite shows

Who won’t fight with their siblings or parents

Who won’t look at you big-eyed and beaming love

Who won’t hold you tight when they’re scared

Who won’t hold you tight because they love you

Who won’t.

Small children bled to death, again


Why can criminals and the mentally ill still buy firearms legally?

Why are ghost guns legal?

Why does anyone, other than military personnel, need high-capacity magazines in semi to fully automatic weapons?

Why is it so easy to convert an assault rifle to fully automatic?


Yes, but the bullets come from a gun.


Not always. Not if the gunman is fully suited in tactical gear. Just ask Aaron Salter, Jr.

Oh wait, you can’t, he’s dead.


The Archie Bunker method. Just distribute guns to the entire population. Gun related deaths are surely to decrease if that happens. Especially at Walmart!

18 (and counting) innocents were slaughtered today.

Here’s a thought:

Close all gun shops, gun purveyors, gun shows, any entity that sells firearms for 30 days after a mass shooting.

Make it a law.

Watch who breaks the law, and they will, and incarcerate them.

When is enough, enough?

When do you do something about it?


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Roe v Wade

This is not a God issue, this is a governmental control issue.

Decisions about pregnancy are a family decision. Period.

Worldly laws should support that freedom of choice. For a myriad of legitimate reasons.

If you are truly NOTW and believe in God, this should be abundantly clear.

If you truly believe God is in control, you should have no problem with that.

If you believe that God is the one making life and death decisions, then you need to accept that.

A minority group, mischaracterizing this as a pro-life concern has manipulated you into thinking you’re saving children.

It’s none of your business. You don’t know the details. And worse, you don’t care.

Fighting so hard to protect the unborn, but then offer nothing to the born. To the unwanted, abused child.



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I figured out Trump, and I’m not angry anymore

Riled beyond belief.

That was a daily event for me, but then I figured it out.

Trump’s blatant lies, misinformation campaign, personal attacks, incompetence, prejudice, inability to take responsibility, the list goes on.

But it’s all part of the plan.

Or rather, it’s all part of the show.

Trump will not concede and will continue to be a spectacle. It’s partially narcissism, but mostly customer retention.

He has a captive audience consisting of 10’s of millions of fervent supporters, who are also active American voters.

That’s the reason so many Republican politicians also do not officially recognize Biden’s win. Yet.

Trump’s departure from the White House will be spectacular and a nationally televised event.


Because it’s theater, drama, it’s good TV.

Do you want to know the secret? What I figured out?

It’s about the money. It’s always been about the money.

Trump donates a quarter of his salary, each fiscal quarter and retains $1 as annual income, because it’s illegal for a president of the USA to work for free.

Fact: Trump is making money from being president.

Visiting USA politicians and foreign dignitaries stay in Trump hotels and resorts. When he travels, he and his substantial entourage stay at Trump properties, at full pop.

Political events take place at Trump properties, including at his inauguration.

In the past, that kind of story would make be blow my top, but not now.

What do addiction professionals say? The first step is recognizing the problem.

I recognize that Trump is about the money, and has always been about the money. So are his kids, because they don’t know anything different.

Everything handed to them, every step of the way. Kinda like Olivia Jade admitting that (to three black women, marketing? just sayin’) she was surprised to learn that she lived in a bubble and discovered recently that she was ‘privileged’.

Give me a break.

Well folks, Donald John Trump also lived in a bubble growing up and had everything handed to him. He did not have to “work his way up”. He’s always been the son of an extremely successful New York real estate developer.

Disclaimer: I am not intimately involved with Trump finance.

Trump, historically claims, that he built his empire from a small one million dollar loan from his father (which in today’s money is more like 140 million). But that number wasn’t necessarily accurate. Trump got closer to $60 million from his dad.

This is from foxbusiness

One of Trump’s greatest tools is irony. He has convinced his supporters that he is fighting the “elites”, when he is the definition of elite. He accuses Biden and Democrats of cheating and stealing the election, while he launches multiple lawsuits, and has the arrogant audacity to tell states to throw out millions of ballots and overturn the election results, just because he wants them to. Which in deed is an actual attempted coup.

Even before election day, he stated that the Supreme Court would decide the result.

All part of the masterful spin this guy has been honing his entire life.

When Trump becomes a civilian again, does anyone, for a second, believe he will not capitalize on his stint in the Presidency?

Speech engagements, Book and TV deals. Plus the extra added value of Trump properties.


Southern District of New York is after him. So what. Those cases are about finance. Fines, whatever.

He’s going to score big in the AfterMarket.

His appearances will be in demand for at least the next four years, or longer if he plays his cards right. Which he will!

It’s a business move.

Speaking of business, did Donald Trump suffer at all from the tell-all book by his niece Mary? Nobody stopped it from being published. It sold very well. Made headlines all over the world.

If it was so defamatory, why hasn’t he sued? He sues (or threatens to anyway) everyone else that paints him in a bad light. Proceeds from the book go to a Trump.

He always promised to treat the Presidency as a business.

Damn. He did.



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Climate Change

I know, a light subject right?

Q: is the climate changing?

A: yes

Q: how?

A: It’s getting more extreme, and it’s getting a little warmer.

Q: should i be concerned?

A: yes, but more important is being informed. informed on a fact-based level, meaning the details of the thing described are irrefutable.

  • The earth rotated today (we’d all be abundantly aware if it hadn’t).
  • Greenland’s ice sheet is melting faster than anytime in 12,000 years.

Things like that.

Conjecture and assertions are not welcome at this point.

The climate is changing, that is irrefutable (evidence)

  • Global Temperature Rise
  • Ocean warming
  • Shrinking Ice Sheets
  • Glacial Retreat
  • Decreased Snow Cover
  • Sea Level Rise
  • and more…

So it’s definitely happening. But why?

I don’t think anyone definitely knows why.

Did all the exhaust from those carburetor cars from 1886 to somewhere in the 70’s or 80’s help?

No, they did not, but you knew that.

reeljerc: “Hey, I surfed River Jettys in Huntington Beach in the early 70’s, when OC companies were using the Santa Ana River has their own personal hazardous waste dump.

Many a time we came across big brown clumps or whatever the hell it was, while paddling hard to catch set coming in.”

The earth is really fricking old. Most of us were not around for the first 4 billion years. And while I’m a fan of science, I mean a huge fan, how old things are and what happened during those years is a guess.

A very good guess, but a guess just the same.

We, as humans, may have some freaky cellular granular genetic memory thing going on. But we still don’t know what happened before we got here.

So in the 4 billion years before the arrival of humans, it’s possible similar atmospheric events took place.

It could very well be that the current atmospheric shift is simply an organic, natural occurrence in the evolution of this planet. And the damage our industrial age inflicted is/was minor.

But that doesn’t change the undeniable fact that things are going to change. Ice is melting, sea level is rising. The coastlines the planet enjoys today are in flux. We (those of us that are still breathing) may not suffer the imminent changes afoot, but if you have spawn, well…

Make a plan. Geological changes will happen over the course of many years, with any luck, but it’s still worth figuring out today. It makes sense to have a plan.

You may have a friend or family member who completely disavows the idea of Climate Change, but probably because this has become a political issue.

It may be a manufactured political issue, but it’s happening.

And the carbon emissions we are contributing is not helping. That’s a fact.

So, why not do something to lessen blow?

Fossil fuels and coal are finite resources.

One day, they will be gone.

Are you thinking to yourself, “won’t happen in my lifetime”?

What about your grandkids? Not that you care, but here’s the thing;

If we can improve a most obvious condition, that will only help, not hurt…what’s the deal? Why not?