OK, let’s see what we have here. As Twitchy reported earlier, Politico Playbook has set the bar pretty high for calling the results of the midterm elections a “red wave.” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre assures us that not knowing the winners of elections for a few days is “how this is supposed to work.” We’ve been set up over the past few days not to expect any election results on election night and warned that social media will likely be rife with election misinformation. So, when do we actually call time and demand the results?
You might have heard that even the moon will be red on election night, but have you heard about the “red mirage”? ABC News says it’s very likely that Republicans will seem to have the advantage in early vote counts … just wait until John Fetterman’s campaign counts all of the mail-in votes that were thrown out for not being dated or being improperly dated. That sort of fraud takes time.
A "red mirage," or an artificial GOP vote lead, will likely reoccur Tuesday. https://t.co/tagIbNJscC
— ABC News (@ABC) November 7, 2022
Isabella Murray reports:
As early Election Day results come in on Tuesday, it will likely appear that a Republican candidates vying for any number of the federal or statewide races appear to be leading their Democratic opponents, even by large margins.
Their leads will dwindle, or crumble completely, after perceived “dumps” of votes are recorded by state election officials who count mail-in and absentee ballots in the days — or even weeks — following Election Day.
This phenomenon was popularized as the “red mirage” or the “blue shift” after the 2020 presidential election, when former President Donald Trump took a deceptive lead in several competitive states on Election Day due to delays in counting of Democrats’ mail-in ballots — their preferred method of voting due to the COVID-19 pandemic — only to eventually dissipate when the entire reserve of votes was totaled.
The illusion was a principal component of Trump and his allies’ false claims that the contest was fraudulent upon his ultimate loss to Joe Biden.
What possible correlation could there be between claims that the election was fraudulent and the fact that it will take “even weeks” to count all of the mail-in and absentee ballots?
This is the best one yet 😆
— Mike Wilhelm (@BigMikeFiedler) November 7, 2022
It takes time to find the fraudulent ballots needed to “win”.
— SpectralHolliday (@JohnHollidayDDS) November 7, 2022
We have to wait to see how many ballots we need…
— JUSTICE IS COMING …🍊 (@shelleywilde1) November 7, 2022
Water main break scheduled for 11:30pm
— MindthestoreCT (@MindthestoreC) November 7, 2022
Will there be pipe bursts and pauses across multiple states during this "Fortification"?
— Matt Mikulla (@mattmikulla) November 7, 2022
Almost like you have the script, hmmmm.
— Terri (@terger51) November 7, 2022
They ran these same f'n stories before 2020 election.
Something is going on…. again.https://t.co/PZcQdCsWTi
— Bonk (@BonkPolitics) November 7, 2022
That’s not a mirage, you filthy hacks. That’s the real Election Day vote that happens, and then you add more fake votes in the following days. We see you.
— Leslie ن 🇺🇸☦️ (@LADowd) November 7, 2022
Set that steal up. Same thing that happened in 2020. Big leads just went away, all at the same time.
— Saving History🇺🇸🦅 (@rjeff74) November 7, 2022
Huh? Setting the table @ABC ?
— Scott Rodriguez (@ScottRo83866595) November 7, 2022
An amazing article. It could have been written by the DNC. Which, in a way, it was.
— Steve Tefft🇺🇸 (@stevetefft) November 7, 2022
You’re so bad at this
— Pudge nAndor (@pudgenet) November 7, 2022
What’s the over under on how many days it will take to erase the leads? 7? 14? 30? This is why people don’t trust the system
— Muad’Dib (@paulatreides99) November 7, 2022
Why do you never question what "experts say"?
— Sean Mullaney (@SeanMoneyandTax) November 7, 2022
— Coventry Ghost (@CoventryGhost) November 8, 2022
Gonna need time to fake more unstamped, undated vote by mail ballots.
— Punished Polk (@PolkPunished) November 8, 2022
Preparing us for the boxes of “missing” votes that show up at 4:00am? 😂😂
— Well This Is Awkward (@PacinosToupee) November 7, 2022
Y’all really are trying everything right now
— 80s Tiger (@80sTiger) November 7, 2022
Only developed country in the world that can't count all of the votes in one night.
— Arthur Blore (@InternetPoaster) November 8, 2022
The best way to solve this is to stop mail in voting. We should have a 48 hour in-person voting period starting on Sunday, with simultaneous opening & closing of polls. Quickly tabulate the results & be done by midnight.
— Michael Caceci (@MCaceci) November 7, 2022
Enemy of the people.
— Scott Stephenson (@Scott4WA8) November 7, 2022
There sure has been a lot of managing expectations. Don’t put too much faith into the results you see on election night … it could be weeks before the Democratic candidate catches up. Gotta “heal” those ballots without a signature or date.
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KJP says that taking days before knowing who won elections is ‘how this is supposed to work’ https://t.co/w5Jq2qHBzH
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 7, 2022