False claims that the 2020 US election was rigged have no basis in reality, but they continue to ravage politics.
Alamogordo is a small desert town about halfway between Roswell and Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. If the name sounds familiar, it’s probably due to the Trinity Test on July 16, 1945, which detonated the world’s first nuclear weapon at the nearby USAAF Alamogordo Bombing and Gunnery Range. The inhabitants of Alamogordo witnessed the birth of the atomic age.
Last week, the city made the news for another scoop. The three Republican commissioners for Otero County, the local seat of government, refused to certify the results of the June 7 provincial election. Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin and his fellow commissioners claimed without proof that the vote counting machines supplied by Dominion Voting Systems could not be trusted.
Dominion, one of the three major suppliers of voting machines in the United States, has been demonized by Trump and his allies as part of their relentless spread of the “big lie.” The company has filed multiple defamation lawsuits against right-wing cable networks Fox News, Newsmax and One America News Network, Trump attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, and pillow-sprayer Mike Lindell, for their role in spreading Trump’s lies. Their venom now bears poisonous fruit.