I'm more than halfway through Michael Cohen's book "Disloyal - a memoir". In this book, Cohen describes in great detail his association with Trump from about 2006 onwards.
Cohen was Trump's adviser, personal attorney and fixer. So when Trump decided to run for the 2016 presidency, Cohen was on hand to advise.
Trump's strategy was to establish his credentials as a powerful and astute businessman, as this would be a premise to his candidacy in 2016. But in a CNBC poll in which votes were cast for who was best qualified in that role, Trump came in at #187 out of 200 - an abysmal effort. Cohen had voted four times for Trump in this poll - once on his office computer, once on his phone, once on a laptop etc. A different IP address would have to be used each time to avoid detection of these duplicate votes. But the task ahead was massive. So Cohen suggested to Trump that they should buy 100,000 IP addresses, at a cost of $7,500. These would be on a list accessible to various bots which would carry out the actual voting. The bots were clever. They would monitor the level of voting, and only submit votes for Trump as required, and at times when others were voting. This was necessary to avoid the Trump "spike" which might otherwise have resulted, arousing suspicion.
Trump wanted to get into the top ten of that poll, ideally at #9, and the bots were clever enough that the operators could pretty much dial in a finishing position, and the bots would take care of the rest. But there was a problem! After all 100,000 fake votes for trump had been cast by the bots, Trump was still only at position #20. So he authorised the purchase of another 100,000 IP addresses for a further $7,500, and this time there were enough IP addresses to pitch Trump into the top 10 at #9, exactly where he had wanted to be.
And Trump has the temerity to accuse the Democrats of election fixing and fake votes! Trump is the personification of hypocrisy.
My message to Trump: Donald, you didn't lose this election because of Democrat vote rigging. You lost it because you're a cunt.