U.S. Senator Rand Paul called out late-night voting “data dumps” as he questioned potential “fraud” in several states where President Donald Trump lost the election.
The Kentucky Republican tweeted Sunday questioning the “statistical anomaly” that occurred in the states, linking to an article on the issue and the “vote spikes” favoring Democrat Joe Biden that occurred in the early hours of Nov. 4. Paul included an additional jab in his tweet at Big Tech for potentially censoring the material.
“Interesting . . . Trump margin of ‘defeat’ in 4 states occurred in 4 data dumps between 1:34-6:31 AM,” the Republican lawmaker tweeted.
“Statistical anomaly? Fraud? Look at the evidence and decide for yourself. (That is, if Big Tech allows u to read this),” Paul wrote, linking to the piece titled, “Anomalies in Vote Counts and Their Effects on Election 2020.”
Interesting . . . Trump margin of “defeat” in 4 states occurred in 4 data dumps between 1:34-6:31 AM. Statistical anomaly? Fraud? Look at the evidence and decide for yourself.(That is, if Big Tech allows u to read this)
Anomalies in Vote Counts; https://t.co/DgBlYj9zUP
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) November 29, 2020
The blog post cited by the senator looked at the “vote spikes” for Biden in the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Georgia as well as “statistically anomalous cases” in other states.
Paul’s tweet was quickly flagged by Twitter for containing disputed information, and the senator was predictably slammed on the platform.
This is dangerous and irresponsible. There is no evidence of fraud. The senator is spreading lies and misinformation to cast doubt over a clear and fair and honest win by Joe Biden. https://t.co/94E8WPPhOC
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 29, 2020
Is Rand Paul a moron?
Look at the evidence and decide for yourself. https://t.co/WWf6rhtldZ
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) November 30, 2020
According to the article Paul linked to, Biden received several “vote spikes” in the middle of the night and early morning of the election “that substantially — and decisively — improved his electoral position” in the key states that Trump ultimately lost.
“Our analysis finds that a few key vote updates in competitive states were unusually large in size and had an unusually high Biden-to-Trump ratio. We demonstrate the results differ enough from expected results to be cause for concern,” the report stated.
The analysis explained that it only used “publicly available data from the New York Times to identify and analyze statistical anomalies in key states,” noting that the four instances that stood out “were particularly anomalous and influential with respect to this property and all occurred within the same five hour window.”
The three states where the anomalies supposedly occurred — Michigan, Wisconsin, and Georgia — collectively represent 42 electoral votes. The report concluded that the results “combined with staggering political implications, demands immediate and thorough investigation.”
Steve Cortes, the Senior Advisor for Strategy for the Trump 2020 campaign, presented a video “chalk talk” on “historical and statistical” election anomalies. Presenting several examples of the questionable results in state and county numbers, Cortes noted how it could be possible for Biden to have won on some localities but not “probable.”
Election Anomalies: historical and statistical.
Key reasons to doubt that Biden won on Nov 3.
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) November 29, 2020
“Combine all of this together, and there are very valid reasons to doubt these returns,” he said in the video shared on Twitter.
President Trump retweeted a video from earlier this month showing massive crowds out to support him.
“NO WAY WE LOST THIS ELECTION!” the president wrote.
NO WAY WE LOST THIS ELECTION! https://t.co/orOXBaR8uE
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2020
“We won the election easily! There’s no way Joe Biden got 80 million votes!” a clearly frustrated Trump told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday.
“There’s no way Joe Biden beat Barack Obama in the black communities of various cities and then he did very badly compared to Obama in other cities throughout the United States! There’s no way it happened!” he added. “This election was a fraud and it was a rigged election!”
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