Dear Editor:

In this opinion section on Sept. 21, like-minded Trump supporters learned that we are not only unreasonable and abnormal Republicans holding extremist views, but indeed are a threat to the very stability of this republic simply for believing, like President Donald Trump, that his re-election was stolen both from him and anyone who used their precious vote to maintain the status quo.

To be clear, our conviction is not just a hunch or one of being lost in a state of denial, for it is incontrovertibly validated by trillions of scientifically analyzed official post-election digital data, as well as damning video surveillance evidence from thousands of ballot drop boxes mainly in the five consequential battleground states which include Wisconsin. And these two methods of manipulating the election outcome were just part of a coordinated nationwide effort and game plan.

Quoting columnist Byron McNutt, “Biden and his representatives have said MAGA (Make America Great Again) Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic. He almost immediately backtracked by admitting that not every Republican embraces an extreme ideology. The major bone of contention is Trump’s persistent refusal to accept the results of the 2020 election and the horrible events that took place Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol.”

Mr. McNutt continued, “Millions of quite-normal Americans who detested the actions of the Jan. 6 mob at the Capitol consider themselves MAGA Republicans. They are proud and loyal members of Team America. Reasonable Republicans know Trump is doing more harm than good to the Republican Party but can’t accept liberal Democrat ideology. Trump has a strong following, but it is a minority. The majority of Republicans are not a threat to our democracy as Biden would have you believe.”

With all due respect to Mr. McNutt, there seems to be some confusion as to what makes a MAGA Republican.

Donald Trump exclusively coined and trademarked the campaign slogan for his initial presidential run, making Trump and MAGA interchangeable entities and references. Therefore, anyone identifying as a MAGA Republican is a proud and devoted Trump supporter with no exceptions or reservations.

Put another way, if one is attending a MAGA rally, that individual is there for the express purpose and passion of cheering on Donald Trump and to be around like-minded people. And to the contrary, Trump supporters are not a minority but rather an overwhelming majority of Republicans.

To that point, in a recent analysis by the left-leaning fact-checking organization Politifact, pertaining to five significant polling surveys, 75% of Republicans believe President Joe Biden is illegitimate. Those polling results make perfect sense. After all, any constitutionally protected free country that can mastermind such an evil elaborate scam on its own people the likes of Trump-Russia collusion that lasted a minimum of four years with never-ending new allegations of fabricated criminality, is not only capable of literally anything, but also the corrupt means at their beck and call to get away with it.

Frank Gabl

Fairview, Tenn.