In the weeks following the 2018 midterms, there are a number of Democrats still crying foul and making unsubstantiated claims that elections were stolen from them. In some cases, Democrats have even refused to concede after losing. Newt Gingrich has provided some expert analysis on this.
From the Washington Times:
Democrats use accusations of trickery, illegality to explain election losses
Democrat Stacey Abrams‘ refusal to concede and her challenge to the legitimacy of the election after losing a close race for governor in Georgia would have stunned the nation if not for the frequency of such alarming claims…
But Republicans didn’t issue similar claims of illegitimacy when Barack Obama won the White House, despite activists from the liberal group ACORN being convicted for voter registration fraud or election fraud in such states as Florida, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wisconsin.
“You have a Democrat Party that has a long history of stealing [elections] whose defense is to attack everybody else,” said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a Republican who represented Georgia. “It’s a strategy.”
Mr. Gingrich argued that Democrats these days present themselves as presumed winners, whether in a swing state like Florida or a red state like Texas, with the angle of thus being able to challenge any election result that does not go their way.
“It’s almost as if they believe they have a divine right to win. So if they lose in Georgia or they lose in Alabama it must have been stolen,” he said.
Newt absolutely nailed this. The Democrats act as if everything was pre-ordained and their allies in media reinforced that idea as much as possible.