After Doug Jones' surprise victory over Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race last night, it was only a matter of time before someone shouted "voter fraud!" The poor, unfortunate soul who did so, however, was not only immediately "ratioed" (Twitter parlance for tweets that garner significantly more responses than likes or retweets), but he was also summarily dissed by those celebrating Jones' win.
Bill Mitchell, a pro-Trump conservative radio host, tweeted that he's hearing rumors of black Mississippians being "bussed" into Alabama to vote for Jones, which could account for the record high voter turnout numbers.
Naturally, Twitter sprung into action to prove just how racist and crazy the concept of "bussing in" black people from another state really is.
GQ Magazine writer Caity Weaver mocked Mitchell's tone and claimed she'd heard that "black scientists worked round the clock yesterday to perfect human cloning, allowing the same black person to vote 3000, even 4000 times."
I am hearing rumors black scientists worked round the clock yesterday to perfect human cloning, allowing the same b… https://t.co/D6iJVoO9HZ— Caity Weaver (@Caity Weaver)1513206604.0
Podcast host Patrick Monahan took a similar approach, saying he'd "hearing rumors that Bill Mitchell’s enormous head is hollow, like a coconut, and that a small bird lives in there."
"Transformers" screenwriter John Rogers even spent an entire thread rationally laying out all the ways it would be impossible to bring in that many illegal voters.
1/ Okay, you racist hack, apparently I have to do this every time. Like all conspiracy theories, this falls apart a… https://t.co/fhDNw0UaQB— John Rogers (@John Rogers)1513206683.0
Check out the best responses below.
This is what it looks like when a racist douchemonkey breaks his dog whistle. https://t.co/alaGtSZAya— John Scalzi (@John Scalzi)1513218349.0
Dinesh D'Souza was once supposedly the great young hope of intellectual conservatism. Now he's trading conspiracy t… https://t.co/Mux2sGDLNc— Jeff B., who on earth is this guy?? (@Jeff B., who on earth is this guy??)1513211343.0
@mitchellvii I, a Black, was bussed from D.C. with a convoy of 739 buses holding more than 35,000 BLACKITTY BLACKS,… https://t.co/u1IV2Pxwaf— Asia Chloe Brown (@Asia Chloe Brown)1513214789.0
Racist Trumpkin trying to get the tiki torch crowd ginned up. https://t.co/wPXrgvj518— Cheri Jacobus (@Cheri Jacobus)1513219623.0
Confirmed, I drove each and every last one of them and we voted in every precinct 50 times https://t.co/L491veX1oc— Big Van Vuvuzela (@Big Van Vuvuzela)1513219706.0
And I'm just reporting that you're a sad, racist goon. https://t.co/NFSD9nb4Fv— Dan Murphy (@Dan Murphy)1513219711.0
This is disgusting and complete gaslighting... fake news... voter fraud is non existent, just a vehicle for politic… https://t.co/3GUdUkS70g— SM (@SM)1513219427.0
@mitchellvii I am hearing Obama shipped in illegal-immigrant Syrian abortionists who stuffed ballot boxes in Montgo… https://t.co/YRJ3i8lc8a— Pé (@Pé)1513208330.0
I am hearing rumors that black, white - ALL voters think Bill Mitchell is the dumbest human to walk this planet. An… https://t.co/3OokouzYJg— YS (@YS)1513212958.0
Bless your little heart... was that a lack of oxygen at birth or did you get dropped on your head? https://t.co/VnVrVKmnGi— We can finally breathe freely again! (@We can finally breathe freely again!)1513219892.0