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December 5, 2020

11/20/2020 3:19:00 PM
It's not surprising

Dear Editor:
"Ted Cruz didn't win Iowa, he illegally stole it...Based on the fraud committed by Senator Ted Cruz during the Iowa Caucus, either a new election should take place or Cruz results nullified." - presidential candidate Donald Trump in February of 2016
President Trump, who never accepted that he lost the popular vote in 2016, has a long history of trying to discredit elections when he doesn't like the results. On the night of President Obama's reelection in 2012, Trump tweeted, "This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!"
More recently, at a rally in Oshkosh in August, the president stated: "Because the only way we're gonna lose this election is if the election is rigged. Remember that." And again, at a campaign stop in Pennsylvania the week before the election, he declared: "The only way we can lose in my opinion is massive fraud."
So it's not surprising that Trump has become the first defeated president in American history to refuse to accept the results of an election.
Our democracy is built on a foundation of truth and trust. How do you trust someone who claimed that ANY election loss for him would be fraudulent?
Terry Hansen
Hales Corners, WI

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