by Solomon Jones | Philadelphia Inquirer
Trump’s voter fraud lawsuits are not about contradicting the will of all the people — just the Black ones
As Donald Trump engages in a twisted pattern of denial after losing the presidency to Joe Biden by nearly 5 million votes, media pundits have begun to talk about how Trump’s refusal to concede contradicts the will of the people.
I disagree. Trump’s frivolous voter fraud lawsuits are not about contradicting the will of all the people. Neither is his plot to have the General Services Administration withhold millions in transition funds from the Biden team, his push to have federal agencies plan for a Trump budget after Biden’s inauguration, or his plot to have the Justice Department investigate his far-fetched allegations of voter fraud.
From what I can see, Trump does not wish to contradict the will of all the people. He just wants to go against the will of those who didn’t vote for him. And given the stark and prominent role of racism in his short political career, I think Black people are his prime target.
It was Black people, after all, who effectively labeled Trump a racist while leading massive national protests in the wake of the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others.