Democrats are not making this up as they go along. They wargamed this and disseminated their talking points ahead of time.
This is from the September 1, 2020 NY Intelligencer:
For a good while now, a number of us political obsessives have been playing Paul Revere in warning of an Election Night phenomenon that could lead to a contested presidential election and perhaps a constitutional crisis. The issue is an unprecedented number of mail ballots (thanks to COVID-19 fears and the polling-place chaos we saw in many primaries this spring and summer) accompanied by a big partisan split in willingness to vote by mail, mostly created by the president’s interminable attacks on that method of voting. Since, for the most part, Election Day in-person ballots will be counted before mail ballots, Trump and other Republicans may assume an early lead on Election Night that will inevitably be reduced and in many cases erased as mail ballots drift in. Trump being Trump, it doesn’t take much imagination to envision him claiming victory on Election Night and then attacking subsequent Democratic-leaning mail ballots as fraudulent.
Two weeks ago there were stories about how Twitter and Facebook would deal with any premature declarations of victory by Trump. It was always Trump doing it, never Biden. They were just laying out the groundwork for how they rigged Election Night to go.
Remember all those stories claiming that Trump would not concede even after it was clear he lost? Now the media is claiming that Trump lost and they are demanding that he concede. Four years ago they were denying that Trump won and Democrats were rioting in the streets and chanting “Not my president!”
Way back in April, the Democrats were pushing for Vote-By-Mail to be enacted in all 50 states because of the ‘Rona. We were being told that the lockdowns would be for just a couple weeks. So why did the Democrats start insisting in April that VBM was necessary because it would be unsafe to vote in person in November?
In the weeks before the election, there were lots of changes to the voting rules in blue states to make it easier to get away with fraudulent voting.
The Democrats made the mistake of getting high on their own supply of disinformation. They started believing their bogus polls. They thought that Biden was going to beat Trump in a landslide AND Democrats would kick ass and take names in the congressional races. The earliest call that Fox News made on Election Night was that the Democrats would gain at least 5 seats in the House. They actually lost about 7 seats. The GOP was supposed to lose the Senate. They didn’t.
Every Republican candidate in the country outperformed expectations and yet Trump lost. And the media says that any claims of hanky-panky in blue states are totally unfounded.
Meanwhile, Trump is finally cleaning house at the Pentagong and the residents of Soggy Bottom are declaring their allegiance to Joe Biden. And Joke Tapper has been really pissy since last Tuesday.
Win, lose, or draw, Trump needs to use his fortune to start MAGA News Network.