New York hands Trump a victory on election unreliability

Donald Trump.
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With its massive screw-up in counting and reporting preliminary results in New York City's Democratic primary for mayor, the city's Board of Elections has managed to vindicate the self-serving and politically corrosive mendacity of Donald Trump.

No, reporting hugely inaccurate preliminary results in the Ranked Choice Voting primary held last week doesn't demonstrate that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Trump — or that, as the former president continues to claim, voter fraud was rampant in the swing states that delivered the election to Democrat Joe Biden. But there was always a more sweeping and more dangerous claim underlying those baseless assertions — namely, that American elections in general are corrupt and unreliable, producing untrustworthy results. That's what Trump alleged during the summer and fall of 2020, before any ballots has been cast or counted. And that's what the shambolic Democratic primary in New York City has now vindicated.

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