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Mon Dec 28, 2020, 01:26 PM

Maddow Blog Is Texas' Dan Patrick prepared to part with his $1 million reward?

After Donald Trump lost his re-election bid, Republicans settled on a predictable strategy: tell the public there was widespread "voter fraud." All they'd need is some proof.

And while that may have seemed like a straightforward task, producing evidence of a systemic problem that does not exist is quite a bit tougher than it sounds. To that end, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) announced seven weeks ago that he'd be willing to pay up to $1 million as a reward to those who could produce proof of fraud.

At the outset, this appeared to be unwise. As we discussed last month, the Texas Republican was effectively arguing that he and his party assumed there was widespread fraud, but they couldn't prove it, so he hoped financial rewards would produce evidence Republicans couldn't find on their own. Patrick was basically telling the public, "We can't back up our talking points, so I'll pay you to help."

But now there's a related problem: Patrick's counterpart in Pennsylvania has uncovered real-world evidence of Trump voters committing fraud, and he wants the Texan to pay up. The Houston Chronicle reported:

All John Fetterman wants for Christmas is the $3 million he says Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick owes him. The Democratic lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania has been trolling his Republican counterpart for weeks to collect on the $1 million Patrick offered in November for evidence of fraud in the Nov. 3 election. Three supporters of President Donald Trump have now been charged in separate voter fraud schemes in Pennsylvania. Fetterman says they should all count for bounty purposes.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/maddow-blog-is-texas-dan-patrick-prepared-to-part-with-his-dollar1-million-reward/ar-BB1cidwi?li=BBnb7Kz

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 01:32 PM

1. Of course he's welching, cause welching is a form of lying, and lying is all Republicants do (nt)

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Mon Dec 28, 2020, 01:51 PM

2. Maybe Fetterman should sue Patrick for the money

That would be ironic.

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