Touting efforts to subvert the election, Rush Limbaugh bemoans that Trump supporters are coming across as “kooks”

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Citation From the December 4, 2020, edition of Premiere Networks’ The Rush Limbaugh Show

RUSH LIMBAUGH (HOST): There's another point. Time is of the essence here for Trump to do whatever it is he's going to do. We're running out of time, folks. We've got 10 days until the Electoral College assembles and votes. State officials will certify officially the votes, and the states will then choose the electors to vote in accordance with their state totals. So in enough of these five disputed states — and those states remain Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Wisconsin, and Georgia — either a judge will have to throw out the vote and order recounts, or the state legislatures are going to have to step in and pick new  electors.

And of course, folks, one of the big challenges — you know, I don't want anybody to misunderstand me here. It's getting harder and harder. Can I have the attention of mainstream media, this is a pull quote, you're going to love this quote from me. Mainstream media, stop what you're doing, here comes the pull quote. Ready? Three, two, one.

As a conservative, it's getting harder and harder to not look like a kook. I just — just kidding. But no, all of this stuff that's floating around out there that is — it's impossible to keep up. Because there's a lot of it, there are so many theories, and all of them have a trace of validity to them. And the left is doing everything it can to make every one of them appear to be right out of Kookville. And so, people that believe these things have got to run the risk, or weather the storm, of being called a kook, because that's how they're trying to discredit all this.

They know, for example, mainstream Republicans don't want anything to do with kooks, racism, bigotry, homophobia, whatever. And so all they have to do is run around saying every one of these theories that we're hearing to explain voter fraud, “That's just Kook City, it's just Kookville.” And so they're trying to get mainstream Republicans — and they don't have to work very hard on this, by the way, mainstream Republicans have a patent on staying silent.

I think the attempt to call these people kooks, is almost as effective as calling them racists.

They haven’t aired Trump’s speech. Trump gave a speech on election fraud. It may be one of his best speeches. They’re not covering it. But they’re ripping it to shreds. They didn’t cover it. They didn’t broadcast it. But CNN’s in there ripping it to shreds — and the same thing here with that suitcase video.

If nobody sees it, does it exist? And if they want to go further and claim, “That’s just another kook theory from Lin Wood. I don’t believe what we’re having to put up with,” or whoever they want to lay it off on.

So this is one of their techniques here, is to chalk all of this stuff up to kookism. And a bunch of brave people are going to have to just ignore that. Now, Trump doesn't care, and he needs to be the guiding light of influence on this. He has shown himself to be fearless, no matter what he's accused of. And that's what this is going to take. And it's going to take the Republican Party joining this effort.

So we've got five disputed states here — Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Wisconsin, Georgia. A judge is going to have to throw out the vote and order recounts, or the state legislators are going to have step in and pick new electors.

They need daily press conferences. All next week, they need clear graphs, they need charts and graphs up there to show how they cheated. Six out of 10 Americans believe fraud occurred — we need seven or eight of ten, to get public support. Right now, six out of 10 — they need a chart that shows seven or eight out of 10 Americans believe they were cheated, believe fraud occurred. That will get public support, to remind judges to do the right thing. But they're going to have to work at this. It isn't just going to happen, is the point.

Contrary to Limbaugh’s assertion that a majority of the American public believes there was fraud in the election, a Monmouth University poll released two weeks ago found that 60% of American adults say that President-elect Joe Biden won the election “fair and square,” compared to only 32% who say that Biden won because of alleged voter fraud.

And while Limbaugh touts the so-called “suitcase” video out of Georgia, that video has been fully explained, contextualized, and debunked by multiple officials.