As the United States moves on from a tumultuous election season, former President Donald Trump has continued to press the unfounded claims of election fraud that he made following the November 3 election. And now, his defense is shifting focus to his baseless and fringe-endorsed theories surrounding the some of the events that took place on the eve of the January 6 assault on the US Capitol in a last-ditch effort to delegitimize the election. In a long-awaited and contested election season, former President Donald Trump and his supporters have maintained his unsupported claims of election fraud. From personal court filings to his presence on social media platforms, President Trump has consistently sought to publicize his theories of election fraud. Now, the President’s defense is turning to the events of the early morning of January 6, in an attempt to back up his claims. In this vein, the President and his supporters have continued to platform some of the more fringe theories of the circumstances that surrounded the assault on the US Capitol in a bid to place blame for the January 6 insurrection on others. Among the most conspicuous of these fringe theories involves the baseless accusation of Antifa infiltration into the ranks of the insurrectionists on January 6. Despite thorough investigation into the individuals who breached the Capitol, of the 292 people who have been charged, less than a handful have been identified as possible members of far-right Antifa-affiliated organizations. The President and his supporters have also alleged a foreign government actor was behind the attack, in an effort to tie this event to his baseless narrative of foreign interference in the election. However, there is no evidence to support this, as the vast majority of the individuals arrested were American citizens. Furthermore, this piece of a defense comes in the face of a US intelligence report released in May that found no evidence that Antifa, white supremacists, or members of any other organization incited or facilitated the events of January 6. The most recent appeal to these fringe theories is yet another example of the President’s unwavering insistence on undermining and undermining the legitimacy of the election results, and conveniently deflecting blame for the attack on the US Capitol, despite clear evidence implicating President Trump himself and his supporters in the riot. Ultimately, such theories are nothing more than a baseless conspiracy and his latest attempt to preserve the false narrative of election fraud he has been pushing since November 3. As the United States moves forward from this tumultuous election season, the need to restore faith in the integrity of American democracy is paramount, and critical to upholding the values this country was founded on.