Joe Kennedy beat David Rosa by more than 210,000 votes in 2012. But if Kennedy beats Rosa again this time around, clearly it will be the result of voter fraud!
That’s what Rosa tells Will Richmond of the Fall River Herald-News:
The @realDonaldTrump effect: Talked to a GOP congressional candidate yesterday who voiced concern about election rigging
“If there’s no real evidence of significant voter fraud then I will accept the results,” [Rosa] said.
Here are the 4th Congressional district results from 2012:
Joseph Kennedy III (D): 221,303 (59.3%)
Sean Bielat (R): 129,936 (34.8%)
David Rosa (I): 2.9% 10,741
Kennedy ran unopposed in 2014. Challenging him this year was such an unappealing idea for Republicans, Rosa was the only candidate who sought the nomination. Every member of Congress should face a challenger every year, so I applaud Rosa for running.
And that’s the only nice thing I can say about Rosa! Otherwise he’s running a campaign based on calling all 3.3 million Muslims in America “traitors,” demonizing immigrants, gutting clean air and water protections, and full-throatedly endorsing Donald Trump.
But if he’s wholeheartedly rejected by the voters of Massachusetts, it can only be “voter fraud”! (Which does not actually exist.) It’s a lot easier to blame conspiracy theories than to look in the mirror and accept that your hateful beliefs are out of step not just with your state but with the 21st century.