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'Election Fraud' Can Become Our Awful New Hyperbole

Posted on AllSides November 6th, 2022
From The Right
Lex Villena; Niyi Fote/ZUMAPRESS/Newscom; Kyle Mazza/ZUMAPRESS/Newscom

Here's a scenario for election theft allegations that might pass for optimistic in a political environment as dysfunctional as our own: A few more years of this onslaught of bipartisan and demonstrably groundless accusations and the charge might cease to be a serious thing. 

Crying "theft" might lose its power to inspire legislative agendas or Capitol riots and pass into the realm of metaphor. It might become our awful new hyperbole, a way to express intense frustration with electoral outcomes without making any substantive claim about actual voting tallies or...

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