Donald Trump’s Election Fraud Concerns Have Gripped State Legislatures

( Last week, the New York Times published a breathless diatribe describing “How Trump’s 2020 Election Lies Have Gripped State Legislatures” that pretty much gives you a hint at how the New York Times feels about states enacting election integrity laws.

The New York Times counted the number of Republican state lawmakers who “used the power of their office to discredit or try to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election” and came up with 357.

According to the Times, their analysis “exposes” just how “deeply rooted” former President Donald Trump’s “lies and misinformation” have become in the state legislatures. And that’s bad because state legislatures “play an integral role in US Democracy.”

And it goes on and on like that. Well over a thousand pearl-clutching words to make the case that investigating or calling for investigations into voting irregularities during the 2020 election shows just how under the spell of Donald Trump’s “lies” these Republican state lawmakers are.

While there are valid reasons to criticize some of the crazier claims made after the 2020 election, the New York Times doesn’t separate the kooky from the perfectly sensible, lumping them all together under the “lies and misinformation” umbrella.

Throughout the ridiculous article, the Times routinely reminds its liberal readers that there is no evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election and that anybody who says otherwise is a conspiracy theorist.

The Times also claims that “these fictions” about election fraud “have provided the foundation” for new laws that, according to the Times, “make it harder to vote and easier to insert partisanship in the vote count.”

Then the New York Times rehashes the 2020 election and the Trump campaign’s efforts to undermine the outcome, always adding the caveat that his claims were “false” and his defeat “undisputed.”

It is rather ironic that liberal news outlets repeatedly criticize Donald Trump for refusing to let go of losing the 2020 election. And yet these same liberal outlets can’t stop banging on about how Trump lost the 2020 election.

Then again, the New York Times is a Democrat newspaper geared toward Democrat readers. Expecting a measured and honest report on election fraud from the New York Times is a fool’s errand.