A bunch of people showed up to testify at the Arizona Legislature about last Tuesday’s Presidential Preference Election debacle in Maricopa County, and while many of them did have important and factual points to make, others were like this guy:
Link to video.
The young man accused the Arizona Democratic Party of flipping voter registrations to steal the election in Arizona for Hillary Clinton. The evidence he has to support it is – wait for it – that everyone he personally knows who alleges they had this happen to them was a Bernie supporter! What a rock solid case he has. (Judging from his behavior at the podium, my guess is that no one he knows personally volunteers that they support Clinton out of fear they will be trapped in a conversation with him, so that could explain why his anecdotal evidence is so skewed.)
Last week, when I blogged about this bogus and utterly implausible allegation making the rounds immediately after Clinton won Arizona, commenters showed up to tone police me and minimize it as an isolated incident. But it’s been showing up over and over again, this time in a public legislative hearing. The guy making the claim got a big cheer from the crowd, which was presumably made up of residents of Arizona, who ought to know who is in charge of maintaining voter registrations (hint: not any political party), so I’d say this is an ongoing problem. The “Hillary is dishonest” narrative is largely predicated on made-up bullshit and circular reasoning, the kind we’ve grown to expect from smear merchants on the right, but is increasingly coming out of the left in this primary. You’re entitled to your opinions on things that Hillary Clinton has actually stood for and voted on in her career, and you are similarly entitled to have an opinion about the state Democratic party, but you’re not entitled to make up your own “facts” – ones that are not even in the realm of possibility – about either as regards the election of last week.
Oh, and note to the tone police: I don’t care what you think, so don’t bother.