All true and reflect the twin realities: 1) we are a polarized, highly tribal nation and most voters care a lot less about fairness than whether their side wins or loses; and 2) the party of the president gets blamed for anything that goes wrong. That is why control has shifted back and forth between parties so often in the last decades.
On election fraud: just as Dems complained about losing FL to GWB over confusing butterfly ballots, ballots designed by the county governments of Dem-controlled counties... we now see PA R legislators crying foul and filing lawsuits over the illegality of universal mail-in ballots, a wise change approved by our legislature in which both houses were controlled by Republicans.
Julio wrote: It's said that people "vote their pocketbook. Except that they don't do that effectively, because they're ignorant of economics and ignorant of policy - so they're voting what they think will benefit them, but they're uninformed or misinformed, so they fall back on... whatever."
I think "people vote their pocketbook" isn't true for a ton of people. Do you vote your pocketbook? I don't. I think this is one of those 'economics' fallacies, like information is quickly fully communicated in the marketplace. We are not primarily 'economic man'. People vote their values and religion. They vote for candidates who seem genuine, who seem to care for them, and whom they trust (paradoxically, truthfulness is not a requirement for trust. Fighting for one's personal interests is what generates the strongest trust. 'understands people like me' is a very important poll question.)
There is a reason 'hot button' issues are 'hot button'. They are what a lot of people care passionately about. They are what divide us: abortion, LBGTQ+ rights, equal rights for women, affirmative action, legal marijuana, how the police should police, used to be the draft. It is no accident that Trump gets 85% support among white Evangelical Protestants. Dems may think economics should be more important to these voters. It isn't and I don't know what D politicians could do to change that.