On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Federalist Senior Editor Mollie Hemingway joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to go behind the scenes of her new book “Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections.”
“After 2020, which was easily the weirdest national election we’ve gone through in memory — it was, you know, massive changes to election laws, massive changes to the procedures by which we handled voting, massive propaganda, massive tech suppression — like all these things that made people feel very uncomfortable about how things were done,” Hemingway said.
“Then you weren’t allowed to have a single complaint about it,” she continued. “And I thought the fact you weren’t allowed to talk about it or have questions was deeply suspicious and weird considering it came from the same people who had for years been claiming the other thing. And it’s not just 2016 and the Russia collusion hoax. There are many presidential elections we’ve had in recent years that people claim were stolen by Republicans.”
Hemingway said 2020 showed that we need to be more prepared to deal with future takeover strategies employed by hierarchical institutions.
“People who care about knowing what’s happening in elections and having trust in what they are shouldn’t just be looking at what they did in previous elections,” Hemingway warned. “The people who did this knew that people were going to figure out that they did this crazy embedding into systems. So presumably, they know that people are going to make it illegal and they’re going to move on to the next thing. So people need to be kind of imaginative about how the election administration can be corrupted so that they can be ready to see what’s going to happen in the future.”