Remember True the Vote?
It’s the right-wing voter-monitoring group based out of Houston dedicated to cracking down on (largely imaginary!) voter fraud. The organization, led by Catherine Engelbrecht, recruits eager, aggressive election monitors and (naturally) advocates for controversial voter ID laws. True the Vote has also itself been accused of intimidating minority (read: Democratic) voters and having a slippery grip on facts, so it has that going for it, as well.
One of the group’s latest fundraising emails floats the idea that the Republican National Committee is absolutely powerless to stop the Democrats and Hillary Clinton from rigging and stealing the 2016 election.
"It's really a simple question," the email reads. "Do you believe Hillary is capable of stealing the election? If your answer is yes, then please give generously to True the Vote. The Republican Party can't and won't stop this election from being stolen...I kid you not...If you want honest elections, True the Vote is your best defense. We will keep fighting when others cannot — or will not."
Of course the Daily Beast goes on to remind its readers that in person voter fraud is as rare as UFO sightings.
However that is not enough to dissuade people who are absolutely convinced that we live in a country based on conservative values, and that anyone elected who does not embrace that ideology must have cheated.
Remember projection is a real thing. Accusing others of the unethical things that you, or your party, engage in is more common than you might think.
Which is funny because the only REAL evidence of vote tampering comes from conservatives, using things like voter caging and rigged voting machines.