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Opinion: Cries of election fraud are less about facts, more about race

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 07, 2021 10:58 AM CT | Published: January 07, 2021 4:00 AM CT
Otis Sanford
Daily Memphian

Otis Sanford

Otis Sanford holds the Hardin Chair of Excellence in Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Memphis and is the political analyst and commentator for WATN Local 24. Contact him at 901-678-3669 or at o.sanford@memphis.edu. Follow him on Twitter @otissanford.

At the heart of claims by Trump and his horde of conspiracy theorists is that it was statistically and historically impossible for Trump to lose the election, other than through fraud. How could they believe such grand-scale treachery occurred? The answer, sadly, is rooted in race. 

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