David Sirota, editor-at-large of Jacobin, said Friday that claims that the ant-Trump group The Lincoln Project swayed Republican voters in favor of President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump: New York won’t receive COVID-19 vaccine immediately Biden considering Yellen as possible Treasury secretary: report Obama hits Trump for refusing to concede, says there’s ‘no legal basis’ for challenges MORE are “absolutely absurd.”
Sirota on Hill.TV’s “Rising” cited a Friday article by The Daily Poster on analysis from third party groups of Lincoln Project ads and other Republican anti-Trump political organizations.
The data found that the ads did not have any notable impact at moving voters against Trump and some, in fact, pushed a number of voters included in test data to support the incumbent.
“The point here is the idea of the Lincoln Project or any other never-Trump Republican group being responsible for the election results, for helping Joe Biden win, for swaying the election, it is absolutely absurd,” said Sirota, a former senior adviser on Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden’s win is not a policy mandate — he should govern accordingly On The Money: House Democrats to renew effort to obtain Trump’s tax returns | How Biden might use executive power to advance economic agenda Sirota: Claims that The Lincoln Project swayed the election for Biden ‘absolutely absurd’ MORE’s (I-Vt.) presidential campaign.
“The Lincoln Project said that its core mission was to peel away Republican support from Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: New York won’t receive COVID-19 vaccine immediately Biden considering Yellen as possible Treasury secretary: report Trump puts Giuliani in charge of election lawsuits: report MORE and Donald Trump ended up getting more Republican votes in 2020 than he did in 2016,” he continued. “But, it’s not only that the data doesn’t substantiate the idea of the never-Trump Republicans playing a pivotal role here, it’s also they’re trying to downplay the role that progressives and the base of the Democratic party played.”
“It’s almost really stolen valor, running out there and saying, ‘we are responsible, we’re the ones who should be credited,’ as a way for them to try to maintain credibility and relevance in a post-Trump world,” Sirota added.
Watch Sirota’s interview above.
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