After about 60 lawsuits and numerous debunked ridiculous conspiracy theories, the 2020 election was won by Joe Biden. The election has been called one of the most secure elections in history. “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

The world today has more than its share of dupes, people that can be fooled all of the time. No matter how ridiculous the conspiracy they believe it. They are fools.

We also have our share of leaders that are cowards. These enablers of Trump go along with Trump 100% of the time out of fear of losing their jobs. They are willing to attack the Electoral College vote, even though they know that the vote is correct, to gain favor with Trump. After the insurrection, like rats jumping a sinking ship, some will claim that they didn’t go along with Trump for four years, after they obviously did.

Then there is Trump trying to steal the election. Find me 11,800 votes in Georgia, the voting machines were tampered with, or dead people voted. His excuses and conspiracy theories are endless.

History will treat the cowards and Trump harshly. These instigators will either get pardons from Trump or they will claim that even though they sent out the mob like they were “going into combat,” that they meant a peaceful protest.

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As for the dupes, many of them will be prosecuted for what they did. I doubt that they will learn anything from this experience, being fools in this case is going to be costly.

Mark Kummer lives in Fargo.

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