The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal

Sunset for Trump and his foes?

By Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.

15 Nov 2022 · 3 min read

How do I know the 2020 election was on the up and up? The only way anybody knows. I have enough faith in the freedom and diversity of our information market to believe the evidence would be reported if it existed. Even mainstream outlets would be dragged to acknowledge the truth. Also because many of the things Trumpists legitimately complain about aren’t illegal and don’t amount to vote fraud. CIA veterans and the media lying about the authenticity of the Hunter Biden laptop isn’t vote fraud. State voting rules being changed through dubious procedures isn’t vote fraud and doesn’t invalidate votes cast in good faith.

The appeal of “rigged” to Donald Trump is obvious—it lets him continue to command the airwaves rather than concede and disappear as losing candidates usually do. Oh wait I wrote these words in 2016 when he was losing to Hillary Clinton.

The news, curated.

Download the app to continue reading this article from
The Wall Street Journal

Get world-class journalism from premium publishers, curated by editors and experts. All in one app.

Subscribe now and get 14 days free.