Voter fraud in Springfield? The Simpsons elect President Donald Trump when Russian President Vladimir Putin hacks the election, a REAL possibility.
Homer had considered voting for Trump but switched parties after Marge threatened to withhold sex. He arrives at the polling place to cast a vote for Hillary Clinton, only to discover discovers he’s not registered thanks to Grampa Simpson.
“You have to let me vote. This is a swing state. My vote’s worth more than a million Californians,” pleads Homer, who actually resides in the blue state of Oregon according to series creator Matt Groening.
The presidential election is decided not by popular vote but Electoral College. Candidates must win 270 electoral votes awarded by winning states, most of which reliably vote either democrat or republican. You can tell that you’re in a swing state by the relentless campaign ads. Some of the current battleground states include Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. Just 537 votes in Florida gave George W. Bush the 2000 election and left millions of American exclaiming “doh!”
Simpsons vote early, vote often
Homer is solicited to vote for Trump by Vladimir Putin in a Scooby-Doo mask. He scoffs at notion of voting a businessman with 6 bankruptcies, all but one which were for failed casinos. Putin’s cover is blown when he claims Trump will “Make Russia great again.” Nevertheless, the non-citizen is registered to vote and even offers to the register Homer with the help of Russian hackers, who have rigged the election.
Trump has a long-standing bromance with Putin. He praised the Russian President after Putin called him “brilliant.”
“If he says great things about me, I’m going to say great things about him,” Trump responded in an interview. “Now It’s a very different system and I don’t happen to like the system, but certainly in that system, he’s been a leader. Far more than our president has been a leader.”
Trump demonstrated less than admirable leadership when he committed the treasonous act of encouraging Russia hack Hillary Clinton’s private server, which contained classified information.
“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Trump said during a press conference. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”
Trump later dismissed accusations of Russia tampering with the election despite evidence found by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
“The U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC) is confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of e-mails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations,” ODNI press release states. “. . . These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the US election process.”
The animated satire ends with Putin revealing his alliance with the billionaire is actually a business deal. Saint Basil’s Cathedral is demolished to make way for a Trump casino.
Trump has yet to release his tax returns, which could reveal potential conflicts of interest overseas.
“For the record, I have ZERO investments in Russia,” Trump insisted in a tweet.
It’s not for lack of trying. Trump hired Russian intellectual property law firm Sojuzpatent to trademark “Trump Tower” and similar brands in 1996.
“I have plans for the establishment of business in Russia. Now, I am in talks with several Russian companies to establish this skyscraper,” Trump said during Miss Universe 2013 pageant in hosted in Russia.
Trump says that if elected, he will avoid any conflict of interest by putting his assets into a blind trust . . . run by his children!