Hey Donald — Your Dog Doesn’t Hunt

Always masterful at cherry-picking news and statistics, Mr. Trump once again has obfuscated reality with his skewered comparisons.

Ken Kayse
3 min readJun 20, 2022


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“There you go again”

Borrowing a line from the 1980 Presidential Debate between then-President Jimmy Carter and his Republican challenger, Ronald Reagan, I find, “There you go again” to be an apt retort to former President Trump’s response to the January 6th Select Committee’s presentations.

On June 13th, Mr. Trump released a 12-page statement questioning the Select Committee’s findings. In his statement, he drew attention to the volume of votes Mr. Biden won in several states, implying they were bogus:

Apparently, Joe Biden is twice as popular in Arizona as Barack Obama, even among black and Hispanic voters. Sleepy Joe earned a total of 1,040,774 votes in Maricopa County, Ariz. (Phoenix). That’s 508,490 more votes than Obama earned in 2012 (532,284), nearly doubling Obama’s 2012 performance in the key swing state. Biden’s unbelievable success of outperforming Obama continues in Las Vegas, Nev., Madison, Wisc., Green Bay, Wisc., and a number of other cities across the country. It didn’t happen. — Donald J. Trump.

A more accurate comparison: What Mr. Trump doesn’t mention is that the number of Maricopa County registered voters who voted grew from 1,390,836 in 2012 to 2,089,563 in 2020, an increase of 698,727, or 30.2% more voters for 2020. The turnout ratio was 76.51% in 2012. In 2020, it was 80.51%. — 2020 Election Information | Arizona Secretary of State (azsos.gov).

Take a quick glance at the voter turnout for various years since 2000, according to Wikipedia:

Voter election turnout since 1932.
Voter turnout in United States presidential elections — Wikipedia

Apparently, the Master has outwitted himself once again. There were 23,021,119 more voters in 2020 than in 2016–7.7% more voters, in fact. Having seen the state of affairs America suffered through for the last four years of…



Ken Kayse

When Life knocks you down, be a rubber ball and bounce up. I enjoy creativity and I love life! I write for fun and I live in the present. Try it you’ll like it.