His goal is to dispute enough states that their electors don’t get seated and he wins the remaining states. Say he loses Florida and Ohio and that’s what puts Biden over the top. He challenges in court, Republican governors say they can’t certify the results of the election, those electors don’t get seated, the constitution says the president goes to the majority of the electors, which trump has without Ohio and Florida. Now he’s legally elected president. Yeah, I live in Arizona, a historically red state (but maybe not for much longer!), and the vast majority of our voting is by mail (I think the statistic is like 80% of ballots are cast by mail). Everyone I know (Republicans and Democrats alike) vote by mail, and everyone I know thinks it is a great system. We have had no scandals or problems with it. I really wish Democrats did a better job controlling the narrative around vote by mail by holding up states like mine as an example.
There aren’t many successful ways for the center and left to counter false narratives in the conservative bubble. They believe anything published by the media (that isn’t dripped in conservatism spin) is fake, and they damn sure don’t listen to Democratic politicians. Nonetheless, Biden chose to taint the president essentially with a charge of treason. One would hope that this baseless statement could be excused as just another one of Biden’s increasingly frequent verbal hiccups. But Biden said other things Thursday night that shows he believes Trump is a disloyal wannabe dictator.