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.
I am hearing rumors that black voters from MS were encouraged to cross over into AL and vote. Anyone else hearing this? Anything to it? That might explain the 30% turnout higher than population percentage. Just reporting the rumor.
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) December 13, 2017
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 black person to vote 3000, even 4000 times. Anyone else hearing this? That might explain the 30% turnout. Just reporting the rumor… https://t.co/3TA04TLeSu
— Caity Weaver (@caityweaver) December 13, 2017
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.”
I am hearing rumors that Bill Mitchell’s enormous head is hollow, like a coconut, and that a small bird lives in there. Anyone else hearing this? Anything to it? That might explain his whole deal. Just reporting the rumor. https://t.co/vj9UhEyVQg
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) December 13, 2017
“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 as soon as one asks "How?" https://t.co/oksvKlmCVI
— John Rogers (@jonrog1) December 13, 2017
Check out the best responses below.
I’m hearing rumors that Bill Mitchell is an idiot. Anyone else hearing this? Anything to it? That might explain why he puts out a moronic tweet. Just reporting the rumor. https://t.co/xluUUVYKQH
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) December 13, 2017
This is what it looks like when a racist douchemonkey breaks his dog whistle. https://t.co/alaGtSZAya
— John Scalzi (@scalzi) December 14, 2017
Dinesh D'Souza was once supposedly the great young hope of intellectual conservatism. Now he's trading conspiracy theories with Bill Mitchell and doesn't seem to understand how race projections work.
I actually think he's getting stupider with each passing month. pic.twitter.com/gJOqAVOGKn
— Jeff B. (@EsotericCD) December 14, 2017
I, a Black, was bussed from D.C. with a convoy of 739 buses holding more than 35,000 BLACKITTY BLACKS, on Monday night. We were personally escorted by Barack Obama, Megatron and Black Panther. We all voted 19 times each. Happy Kwanzaa!
— Asia Chloe Brown (@AsiaChloeBrown) December 14, 2017
Racist Trumpkin trying to get the tiki torch crowd ginned up. https://t.co/wPXrgvj518
— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) December 14, 2017
I drove one of the buses yesterday that brought the extra voters in and out of the precincts, but they weren't black, they were globalist MS-13 transgender muslims. All that Soros money is real helpful to this broke college student. You pathetic hack. https://t.co/kHOju26y6Q
— Lake Williams (@LakeWilliams) December 14, 2017
— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) December 13, 2017
Confirmed, I drove each and every last one of them and we voted in every precinct 50 times https://t.co/L491veX1oc
— Big Van Pura Vida (@Detroit_Dongs) December 14, 2017
And I'm just reporting that you're a sad, racist goon. https://t.co/NFSD9nb4Fv
— Dan Murphy (@bungdan) December 14, 2017
This is disgusting and complete gaslighting… fake news… voter fraud is non existent, just a vehicle for politicians to suppress the vote bc they can’t win an election when everyone is allowed to vote. We should be moving forward not bringing America back to the 50s https://t.co/vVotCHOBb3
— Shane (@smueller37) December 14, 2017
I am hearing Obama shipped in illegal-immigrant Syrian abortionists who stuffed ballot boxes in Montgomery and then went out into the countryside stealing people's GUNS!
And then they stole Moore's horse because, damn, she needs a new home.
Just reporting the rumor.
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) December 13, 2017
I am hearing rumors that black, white – ALL voters think Bill Mitchell is the dumbest human to walk this planet. Anyone else hearing this? Anything to it? That might explain the 30% increase of idiotic ramblings from him than the population percentage. Just reporting the rumor. https://t.co/4AWpLNIMZ9
— YS (@NYinLA2121) December 14, 2017
You. Piece. Of. Racist. Filth. https://t.co/7Re8msFTtQ
— Skipper's Human (@SkippersHuman) December 14, 2017