How ‘election fraud’ remains *the* GOP talking point

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    Former President Donald Trump declared the 2020 election fraudulent before he even officially lost, but how long will this accusation hold the Republican Party captive? In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains why his Party continues to be mesmerized by the “Big Lie” that the 2020 race was stolen, despite countless facts suggesting otherwise.

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    Trump and his allies filed more than 40 lawsuits challenging the 2020 election results. All of them failed.

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    The Supreme Court was *never* going to hand the election to Donald Trump

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    A comprehensive investigation of voter impersonation finds 31 credible incidents out of one billion ballots cast

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    In 5-Year Effort, Scant Evidence of Voter Fraud

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    There have been just four documented cases of voter fraud in the 2016 election

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    Man Charged for Voting as Dead Mother for Trump in 3rd Case of Voter Fraud in Pennsylvania

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    Fourteen states have enacted 22 new laws making it harder to vote

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    Despite Pandemic Challenges, 2020 Election Had Largest Increase in Voting Between Presidential Elections on Record

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    Could 2020 be the highest turnout election in a century?

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