How The Right Branded A Mock Election Exercise As A Dry Run For A Lefty Coup - 2020-09-25
On the Sept. 3 episode of his show, The National Pulse, right-wing broadcaster Raheem Kassam acknowledged that he might be irritating his audience with his repeated references to a series of tabletop election simulations that happened in June.
"Transition Integrity Project: I know people are going to get bored of me saying that term between now and the election," he said. "But this is everything right here, and it's everything because they've given their playbook away."
Kassam was right about one thing: Conservative news consumers have been absolutely bombarded with content about the Transition Integrity Project, or TIP.
In reality, TIP was basically Dungeons and Dragons for stressed out Beltway types: A series of election "war games" in which several bigshot politicos and media figures — including former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and former RNC chair Michael Steele — volunteered to game out what could happen in the event of various contested election scenarios. Instead of wizards and rogues, they played major presidential candidates, legislators, the media, the public and so on.