Jim Swift, a senior editor at the conservative website The Bulwark, watched the virtual event and wrote about it. Here is a taste of his piece “Trumpists Still Pushing Election Fraud Claims and Conspiracy Theories.” (The subtitle of Swift’s piece reads, “Regent University livestream goes bonkers”):
The event’s organizers saved the “best” for last: David Clements, a professor at New Mexico State University. Clements staged a talent show of absurd MAGA whataboutism that made all the day’s other participants, even the Hofts, look cautious by comparison. Judges? Cowards. Why not jury trials? Do I even understand basic legal concepts? Probably not. Sidney Powell? She’s the “gold standard.” Why not have an eight-month-long mock trial? She’s so brave. We should rally around her.
The ballots brought in from a rented truck with out-of-state license plates? ALL THE HALLMARKS OF ARTIFICIAL MARKING. President Biden? The “fraud in chief.”
Michele—excuse me, Dean—Bachmann closed off the circus by saying “I don’t think we’ve heard the real story yet.” That may have been the truest thing said all day—just not in the way she meant it.
Read Swift’s entire piece here.