The “Big Lie” – the baseless claim that the 2020 presidential election outcome was the result of massive fraud and other electoral misconduct – began germinating long before many Americans even realized. It has now endured well beyond reason justifies or our democracy deserves.
This fraudulent notion was an assault on the foundation of our democracy – a secure and fair election. It started by sowing seeds of doubt in the process of an election that had not even taken place yet. It began taking root even as the polls were closing on Nov. 3.