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

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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Texas is the latest frontier in the voting rights fight
www.cnn.com/2021/05/31/politics/what-matters-texas-voting-bill/index.html

After drastic changes made behind closed doors, and an overnight debate, Texas Senate approves voting bill
www.texastribune.org/2021/05/30/texas-voting-restrictions-senate/

William Barr says there is no evidence of widespread fraud in presidential election
www.cnn.com/2020/12/01/politics/william-barr-election-2020/index.html

Former acting defense secretary to say he worried about appearance of 'military coup' at US Capitol on January 6
www.cnn.com/2021/05/11/politics/capitol-riot-miller-coup-rosen-testimony/index.html

Trump and his allies filed more than 40 lawsuits challenging the 2020 election results. All of them failed.
www.businessinsider.com/trump-campaign-lawsuits-election-results-2020-11

The Supreme Court was *never* going to hand the election to Donald Trump
www.cnn.com/2020/12/08/politics/scotus-pennsylvania-supreme-court-donald-trump/index.html

Supreme Court rejects Texas' and Trump's bid to overturn election
www.cnn.com/2020/12/11/politics/supreme-court-texas-trump-biden/index.html

Election Fraud in America
votingrights.news21.com/interactive/election-fraud-database/

A comprehensive investigation of voter impersonation finds 31 credible incidents out of one billion ballots cast
www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2014/08/06/a-comprehensive-investigation-of-voter-impersonation-finds-31-credible-incidents-out-of-one-billion-ballots-cast/

In 5-Year Effort, Scant Evidence of Voter Fraud
www.nytimes.com/2007/04/12/washington/12fraud.html

There have been just four documented cases of voter fraud in the 2016 election
www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/12/01/0-000002-percent-of-all-the-ballots-cast-in-the-2016-election-were-fraudulent/

Man Charged for Voting as Dead Mother for Trump in 3rd Case of Voter Fraud in Pennsylvania
www.newsweek.com/man-charged-voting-dead-mother-trump-3rd-case-voter-fraud-pennsylvania-1556553

Fourteen states have enacted 22 new laws making it harder to vote
www.cnn.com/2021/05/28/politics/voter-suppression-restrictive-voting-bills/index.html

Despite Pandemic Challenges, 2020 Election Had Largest Increase in Voting Between Presidential Elections on Record
www.census.gov/library/stories/2021/04/record-high-turnout-in-2020-general-election.html

Could 2020 be the highest turnout election in a century?
www.cnn.com/2020/10/26/politics/2020-election-turnout-eligible-voters/index.html

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