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Fraud charges

Series: Letters to the Editor | Story 1

Yesterday, my 13-year-old son asked me about the election, and the fraud charges leveled by President Trump and his supporters.

I thought about my answer for a bit, then used the O.J. Simpson trial, and that jury verdict, as an example of how humans who want to believe something badly can be convinced that an enormous ‚Äúpreponderance of evidence‚ÄĚ should be ignored. In the O.J. case, the evidence, both physical and circumstantial, was overwhelming. He was obviously guilty.

Sadly, a jury predisposed to mistrust police and support a celebrity voted to acquit.

With the recent Trump accusati...

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