Long after each of the key battleground states recounted when requested or required and certified their election results—each time confirming victory for President-elect Joe Biden—prominent Republicans continued to publicly question the results.
Former Congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann was at a rally at Salem Baptist Church in Dalton, Georgia when she took these conservative conspiracy theories to the next level.
In an unhinged rant to the assembled crowd, Bachmann claimed her vote was stolen by Satan himself.
Bachmann began with some claims that, despite their factual inaccuracy, were far more composed than what was to come.
"From the political point of view, from the legal point of view, from the moral point of view, America is not on board with Joe Biden as the next president of the United States."
@RightWingWatch It's super weird to mix politics and religion. There's something manipulative about it. USA is a… https://t.co/HhmjGcwDqL— Laura (@Laura)1607447649.0
@politvidchannel She aught to go down there and get her vote back from the devil— Roger Rabbit (@Roger Rabbit)1607463439.0
Things started to unravel as Bachmann continued, saying:
"We're not that dumb in the United States because we know, without a shadow of a doubt, this man did not get the votes on election night."
"It didn't happen. Donald Trump got the votes on election night. So why would we be like drones, chumps, and fools to go along with this?"
@RightWingWatch Never a fan; but predicted the ruin of conservationism by these kooks: https://t.co/1J7x2mN6UF— JST (@JST)1607450159.0
@politvidchannel @roedio73 Will she be filing a lawsuit?— Elaina McCartney (@Elaina McCartney)1607508941.0
As a reminder, every reliable source has confirmed that Joe Biden won the election by several million votes.
President Trump's own cybersecurity chief called the election "the most secure in American history." He was later fired for this statement.
@RightWingWatch If 'god' let 'satan' steal her vote, he must be okay with the situation, right?— Elizabeth Scheiber (she/her) (@Elizabeth Scheiber (she/her))1607447409.0
@RightWingWatch Ms. Bachman omitted to mention she’s also feeling seditious.— jonn mccly (@jonn mccly)1607447709.0
Referencing the 400th anniversary of the colony at Plymouth Rock, Bachmann continued with even more vitriol:
"When the clock was striking 11:59 and 59 seconds on the 400th anniversary of this gift of God to the world, this idea, of voting for the people and the laws that you live under, that we take for granted?"
"That's exactly when Satan was snatching away from America rule by the consent of the governed."
According to Bachmann's reasoning, Satan is stealing away Americans' right to be ruled by the winner of a vote by having someone other than her candidate win that vote.
@politvidchannel She & others like her would be crucifying Jesus if he lived in our times. She & others like her ar… https://t.co/9UnuQ0vNjr— Country Lovin Gal (@Country Lovin Gal)1607462953.0
The former Republican Congresswoman brought it all together with a closing statement:
"[Satan is] stealing from us our right to vote. I am highly offended, insulted, angry, and I'm not going to stand for the fact that my vote was stolen!"
@politvidchannel What the Hell. Lmao https://t.co/VFRxmjHWaw— Parker Ibanez (@Parker Ibanez)1607462844.0
@politvidchannel what is she smoking?????? https://t.co/MK0tocBUxP— Ilvene McDonald (@Ilvene McDonald)1607462812.0
@politvidchannel https://t.co/QpgbEk5aym— Lori McPeck (@Lori McPeck)1607469293.0
It seems Bachmann has been seeing Satan in every shadow since the election.
@RightWingWatch Strong demon sperm energy. https://t.co/QI3pKyB5ZJ— ✨TheStarsAtNight ✨ (@✨TheStarsAtNight ✨)1607505780.0
@RightWingWatch That would be intense cognitive dissonance you are experiencing, Michelle, not devil punches.— 🐰 Johnnee Darko 🐰 aka jayCee (@🐰 Johnnee Darko 🐰 aka jayCee)1607368895.0
Though Michele Bachmann might not be pleased with the results of the 2020 elections, Satan was not responsible for the outcome.
American citizens just voted decisively in favor of Joe Biden.