Generally, an advantage of conspiracy theories is that they’re conveniently unfalsifiable, or close to it. Donald Trump, conversely, prefers to deal in specific and easily falsified claims:
Wow. This is unhinged. I’m literally looking at our voter registration database on my other screen. Right now.
We can’t indulge these insane lies any longer. As a party. As a state. As a country.
This is as readily falsifiable as 2+2=5. If we don’t call this out… pic.twitter.com/5tDy1wsZg6— Stephen Richer — County Recorder (personal acct) (@stephen_richer) May 15, 2021
And given that his party has just announced that telling the truth about the 2020 election is disqualifying for a place in the Republican leadership, why not? It’s more authoritarian this way.