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A far-left media figure who works as a senior correspondent for Vox and has made appearances on CNN and MSNBC “tossed out” a method Thursday by which billionaire Michael Bloomberg could help Democrats essentially cheat elections.
The idea from Ian Millhiser called for Bloomberg to pay 80,000 Democrats $50,000 “each to live in Wyoming long enough to vote in a Senate election.”
Why? So that Democrats could take the seat of incumbent Sen. John Barrasso, who won reelection by 75,000 votes during the 2018 midterm elections.
Look at Millhiser’s proposal below:
Just tossing this out:
Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso won his last race by 75,000 votes — a landslide b/c no one lives in Wyoming.
It would cost Michael Bloomberg 7% of his fortune to pay 80,000 Democrats $50,000 each to live in Wyoming long enough to vote in a Senate election.
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) November 5, 2020
While he was just “tossing it out,” meaning it could have been tongue-in-cheek, it still amounted to an endorsement of blatant election fraud.
But the tweet still hadn’t been removed by Twitter or at least labeled with a warning as of Friday morning, raising another round of concerns about Twitter’s double standards.
It also provoked harsh backlash from conservatives who felt that Millhiser was basically saying that the votes of Wyoming’s actual residents shouldn’t matter.
Look at the backlash below:
Folks in Wyoming, this is how Democrats would treat you if not for the electoral college and representation in Congress.
You wouldn’t exist.
— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) November 5, 2020
Leave it to a liberal to suggest that other liberals rely on a billionaire to pay them to move to a state to manipulate their vote. Great way to redistribute the wealth.
— Ryan Bedford (@RyanOBedford) November 6, 2020
Ian is demonstrating here that he doesn’t want senators from Wyoming to represent the state of Wyoming. He wants them to represent the state of New York.
Because Ian doesn’t understand (or really hates) the US constitution.
— Jon (@faroutmadman) November 5, 2020
A few more genius ideas like this and you’ll be working for the Lincoln Project in no time. https://t.co/YQqHU7sc35
— jon gabriel (@exjon) November 5, 2020
Oh look, another progressive who thinks like this about wresting away political self-determination from the people who already live in a place. https://t.co/wEaaqgsNxo
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) November 5, 2020
The most horrifying part of the tweet is the support it elicited from blue check mark elites who clearly support achieving power “by any means necessary.”
In fact, Barrasso wasn’t even the only liberal media figure to “toss out” an idea like this. Eric Levitz, an editor with New York magazine, took the idea even further by proposing in a since-deleted tweet that Democrats “make a temporary move to GA” right now to help Democrats win two expected 2020 runoff Senate elections.
— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) November 5, 2020
He later tried to backtrack by claiming he’d been speaking “mostly in jest.”
“mostly in jest” https://t.co/a71Xy0grOV
— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) November 5, 2020
Keep in mind these are the same types of liberal media “journalists” who’ve blown up in melodramatic meltdowns over President Donald Trump suggesting that the outcome of the 2020 presidential race has been corrupted by fraud.
Yet here they are promoting fraud …
And as noted above, they’re backed by a number of blue check mark elites.
I mean I’m not going to make any promises on who I’m voting for but if he want to pay me to fly fish in Wyoming for a few years I’m down. DM me. https://t.co/cLkqytRHzp
— David B. Larter (@DavidLarter) November 5, 2020
I endorse this https://t.co/33TnqJJ5li
— Max Lederman (@Max_Lederman) November 5, 2020
My thought exactly— minus Bloomberg 😇😇
— Reema Abuhamdieh (@ReemaAH_RT) November 5, 2020
The only “good news” is that Bloomberg has a horrible track record when it comes to election spending, meaning Millhiser’s scheme would most likely fail.
“Billionaire and former presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg’s more than $100 million investment into three key states fell flat as President Donald Trump appears to have captured all of them,” CNBC reported Wednesday.
Bloomberg reportedly invested the $100 million in a “plot” to help Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden win Florida, Ohio and Texas. However, President Donald Trump won all three states.
Similarly, the billionaire businessman had spent $900 million during the 2020 Democrat presidential primaries, only to lose the nomination to Biden.
With Bloomberg’s track record on throwing millions at elections, the people he hires to move to Wyoming would grow to like the people who have lived there for generations… and then would be convinced to vote for Republicans.
— Sean The Producer (@SeanTheProducr) November 5, 2020
Ah, yes the spend $4 billion to resettle Democrats into Wyoming plan. I’m sure it will work as well as the millions Bloomberg gave to payoff convicted felons to get them to vote in Florida. 🙄
— Izengabe (@Izengabe_) November 6, 2020
@imillhiser so u want Bloomberg to pay people to live in republican states. Because throwing money really worked for his presidential run, or in Miami, or the $100 million in SC trying to defeat Graham. U r an idiot
— Roger Sleeth (@rogersleeth835) November 6, 2020
“U r an idiot,” the latter Twitter user wrote to Millhiser.
Maybe, maybe not. But he’s definitely a journalist …
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