According to most Democrats and media pundits these days, it is incredibly un-American and an attack on democracy for anyone to even consider questioning the legitimacy or validity of the results of our nation’s elections — at least, that is, when former President Donald Trump and his supporters do it.
In reality, however, countless Democrats themselves have sharply questioned or outright rejected prior election results that didn’t go their way, as seen in a compilation video Trump posted to his Truth Social platform this week, Newsmax reported.
The video shows numerous prominent elected Democrats, virtually all of whom have denounced Trump for questioning the outcome of the 2020 election, repeatedly raising their own objections and allegations of fraud against GOP electoral victories in 2000, 2004, 2016, and 2018.
Democrats routinely decried Trump’s victory as “illegitimate” and fraudulent
Former President Trump posted the rather damning compilation video Thursday evening after the partisan House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot of 2021 had concluded yet another of its blatantly anti-Trump public hearings.
The video, which is titled “10 Minutes of Democrats Denying Election Results,” began with a collection of Democratic politicians who questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s 2016 electoral victory over failed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who herself is prominently featured throughout the video.
Those Democrats — including President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, along with many members of Congress — routinely denounced Trump as an “illegitimate president” and refused to accept the validity of his win.
Instead, whether in formally objecting to the congressional certification of the Electoral College vote or simply griping in interviews or speeches, those Democratic politicians repeatedly and baselessly alleged that Trump had “stolen” the 2016 election by way of Russian interference and voter fraud and suppression.
Democrats similarly rejected Bush’s victories in 2000 and 2004
It wasn’t just Trump’s 2016 victory that countless Democrats challenged and denied, but also the 2000 victory of President George W. Bush over then-Vice President Al Gore, with many of the same Democrats who now denounce Trump’s rhetoric on election integrity saying the exact same sorts of things just 20 years ago.
The same held true for Bush’s 2004 re-election victory over then-Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), and in addition to lodging formal objections to the electoral count certification in both of those elections, many Democrats for many years viciously dismissed Bush as being “selected, not elected” and of benefiting directly from election machine hacking, ballot fraud, and the suppression of minority voters.
Nor is the Democratic questioning of election integrity confined solely to presidential elections won by Republicans, as the video also featured numerous clips of prominent Democratic officials, as well as the failed candidate herself, Stacy Abrams, rejecting the validity of the 2018 gubernatorial election in Georgia won by GOP Gov. Brian Kemp, as well as to a lesser extent, GOP Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ 2018 victory over Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum.
That sad and grossly hypocritical truth is that, in the view of many Democrats, democracy and the electoral process are only legitimate and valid when they win elections, but all bets are off and nothing is sacred when they are on the losing end of an electoral count.