Maddow cracks up laughing at new Arizona GOP conspiracy theory about bamboo ballots from the southeast
Arizona Republicans are struggling to figure out new reasons to throw out some of the ballots cast for President Joe Biden.
The Republican Party was given all of the ballots where the absence of accountability could even allow GOP "auditors" to change votes and alter any of the paperwork without anyone knowing.
So-called auditors have now started photographing ballots and the excuse is that there might be bamboo used in the paper, which they think could indicate "Asians" flew ballots over to Arizona filled out for Biden to throw the election.
"There's accusations of 40,000 ballots were flown in, OK?" said one supervisor.
"Into Arizona?" the reporters asked.
"Into Arizona," the man explains. "And it was stuffed into the box, OK? And it came from the southeast part of the world. Asia, OK? And what they're doing is to find out is if there's bamboo in the paper. That camera right there, that they take a picture of the ballot..."
The video returned with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow having an internal crack-up.
"They came over from the southeast part of the world, and they put it in the box," she said with a chuckle. "There you go. Trump's president! They're looking for bamboo in the ballots because Trump is secretly president because China or maybe just Asia made bamboo ballots and flew them to Arizona and they can find them with a camera. They have to use the camera on all of the ballots. The Republican Party is on the verge of kicking out some of its house leadership because of insufficient loyalty to Trump. Donald Trump is now the animating focus of the Republican Party right now because of their absolute outrage he's not allowed back on to social media to keep promoting the idea he secretly won the election."
And that belief hinges now on, bamboo.
See the video below:
Asians.... with bamboo ballots.... www.youtube.com
On CNN Monday, correspondent Jim Acosta elaborated on the damage social media bans like the newly upheld suspension from Facebook have done to former President Donald Trump's political brand — and his self-confidence.
"Not surprisingly, the former president lashed out after the decision, accused the social media companies of decimating the electoral process, apparently with zero irony there," said anchor Anderson Cooper. "After covering this so long, it's kind of exactly what we thought was going to be happening. He is still talking to anybody who will listen down in Mar-a-Lago, repeating these same lies over and over and over again."
"Yeah, Anderson, he's sort of like a snake in search of a sewer these days and he just can't find one," said Acosta. "I talked to a Trump adviser, longtime Trump adviser who still loves the guy even though he feels that Trump lied about the election. This adviser said, this is the right decision the Facebook oversight board made. Obviously, Trump keeps lying about the election and it's already led to violence once. It could lead to violence again."
"In terms of how it's impacting them, this adviser said this is actually worse than losing re-election," continued Acosta. "This adviser said it was similar to having half of his tongue cut out. Just yesterday, they unveiled this new website, this blog that Donald Trump is going to be using. They called it a 'platform,' something, you know, they're trying to make it sound like it's like Facebook or Instagram or Twitter when that's just not the case. It's a blog. And you know, in the words of this adviser, you know, this is something that a sixth-grader could have come up with. They're scrambling and he is struggling to deal with this, no question about it."
Jim Acosta says Trump is a "snake in search of a sewer" after social media bans www.youtube.com
BUSTED: FBI tracks down New Jersey Capitol rioter after his elderly mother gossips about him to a friend
On Wednesday, The Daily Beast reported that a New Jersey man who participated in the violent invasion of the U.S. Capitol on January 6 was nabbed by the FBI because of a conversation between two grandmothers — one of whom happened to be the man's mother.
"Authorities say that days after the insurrection, the mother of Robert Petrosh Jr. of Mays Landing told her friend that Petrosh had been one of the mob who broke into the Capitol building," reported McCaffrey Blauner. "Her friend then repeated the gossip to her grandchild. In turn, the grandchild turned the information over to the FBI, authorities say."
Petrosh faces multiple charges, and was released on $50,000 bond pending trial.
Several Capitol rioters have been turned in with the help of family and acquaintances. In Pennsylvania, one man was turned in by his ex-girlfriend after he confessed the whole thing to her in a text calling her a "moron" for not believing in the cause. Another rioter even got turned in by a "Facebook stalker" who lived in their hometown.
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