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ABC News reports that an artificial GOP lead, or 'red mirage,' will likely appear Tuesday

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?

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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.

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.

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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?

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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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