Trumpsters claim black people from Mississippi voted in Alabama’s election

Democrat Doug Jones’ electoral victory over Republican Roy Moore in deep-red Alabama on Tuesday was surprising for many.

However, spurred on largely by high black voter turnout and a preference for someone who did not multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him, Alabama made its voice heard loud and clear that Jones would represent them in the Senate.

However, conservatives and Trump supporters around the country could not admit defeat — not surprising, considering Moore himself has refused to concede and appears to be clamoring for a recount — and are spreading rumors of massive voter fraud committed by black voters.

“I am hearing rumors that black voters from MS were encouraged to cross over into AL and vote,” Conservative radio host and Trump supporter Bill Mitchell said on Twitter. “Anyone else hearing this? Anything to it? That might explain the 30% turnout higher than population percentage. Just reporting the rumor.”

Considering Alabama has some of the strictest voter ID laws in the country — and has historically made it difficult for black residents to cast their votes — the notion is absolutely racist, ridiculous and dangerous to democracy. What should stun folks like Mitchell is that Alabama’s anti-voter Secretary of State had anticipated a 25 percent turnout when the actual figure surpassed 50 percent.

But Mitchell wasn’t the only one spreading conspiracy theories (fake news?) about the Democrats committing some sort of deep state voter fraud. From pseudo-journalists to armchair political scientists, conservative Twitter refused to believe most Alabama voters did not want Moore — who was twice removed as a judge on Alabama’s Supreme Court — representing them in the Senate. Take a look: