The video featured Obama talking casually to a small crowd on the campus of Kent State University in Ohio, according to C-SPAN, which carried the 2008 event live.
“I tell you what, it helps in Ohio that we got Democrats in charge of the machines,” Obama told the crowd, which clapped at his remark.
“But look, I come from Chicago so I want to be honest. It’s not as if it’s just Republicans who have monkeyed around with elections in the past, sometimes Democrats have too," he said, likely in reference to all of the cheating that has taken place in his hometown for a century.
“Whenever people are in power, they have this tendency to try to, you know, tilt things in their direction," he went on -- in what could be a premonition about what Democrats did in 2020 and again last week.
Listen to Obama in 2008 talking about voting machines and election fraud pic.twitter.com/Di6jjLNRep
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Obama won the swing state in 2008 and 2012, but Ohioans have voted for the Republican presidential candidate -- in this case, Donald Trump -- since then, as the state has become increasingly red.
Interestingly, in the recent past, whoever won Ohio went on to win the election, but that didn't happen in 2020. Trump also won 18 of 19 bellwether countries but still failed to 'win' his reelection.
Needless to say, there have been election shenanigans during last week's midterms as well, mostly due to excessive days needed to count ballots -- and whenever that happens, the Republican never wins.
"My rule of thumb is simple: if you’re a Trump-aligned Republican and your election results were not released within 24 hours of Election Day, then you’re toast," independent journalist Emerald Robinson noted on her Substack page this week.
The entire point of “slow-rolling” vote-counting is that it gives the cheaters the necessary time to count how many ballots they need to beat the Republican candidate and then to manufacture those ballots — or to disappear the necessary number of GOP ballots by “abjudication.”
Didn’t the GOP learn any of these lessons from the 2020 election? Of course not.
No gang of white-show lawyers is ready and waiting in Maricopa County to shut down the steal when Democrats tell people on Election Day to put their ballots in a trash-bin marked Door #3.
For her part, Trump-backed Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, whose race has been 'called' by media outlets after nearly a week of counting -- including districts that historically have gone heavily for Republicans -- allegedly 'lost' to a Democrat who refused to even debate her before the election.
“Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has defeated Republican Kari Lake in Arizona’s race for governor, NBC News projected Monday. Hobbs’ victory is key for Democrats in a presidential battleground — though the closeness of the contest left the result up in the air for nearly a week,” the outlet noted.
Right on cue, NBC and others claimed that "early ballots" made the difference.
“A record number of early ballots were dropped off on Election Day in Maricopa County, officials said, which had to be processed in a more time-intensive manner that includes signature verification. Maricopa County, the state’s most populous, said Sunday that it estimated that its count was 94 percent complete after receiving a historic 290,000 of those early ballots on Election Day,” the outlet added.
Americans are going to get fed up with having their elections stolen right in front of their eyes and it won't take long.