The country song has a lighthearted, folk cadence and offers the false narrative that the Democrats stole the elections. It has also gone viral on social media, turning the song by a 27-year-old singer-songwriter from Pensacola, Florida into a protest anthem for supporters of President Trump.
"When I went to sleep, Trump was in the lead," begins the song called "Pallets Full of Ballots". It continues: "They found pallets full of ballots at 3 a.m. all the way from Georgia to Michigan."
The song, which falsely suggests that Democrats filled “pallets of ballot papers” to swing the vote, underscores how President Trump's unfounded allegations of electoral fraud infiltrate popular culture.
As of Thursday, a video of the song had recorded more than 650,000 views on YouTube a week after it was released. It was also released on Spotify. While YouTube put a label on the video of the song stating that "The AP called the presidential race for Joe Biden," a Google search resulted in a copy of the song on another YouTube account that didn't have any Warning was visible.
According to YouTube, the video does not violate its guidelines because, according to company guidelines, "expressing views on the outcome of a current election or the counting of votes is allowed".
Austin Forman, the singer-songwriter, also posted the song on his Facebook page, where he was warned by the company that his page may not be published due to "continued violations of community standards". He responded by telling his followers to follow him on Parler, a social networking app where legions of Mr. Trump's supporters migrated after being checked on Facebook and Twitter. But he said Facebook didn't remove his page.
Mr Forman wrote on Facebook that he would perform the song at a planned protest by Mr Trump's supporters in Washington on Saturday, dubbed the "Million MAGA March" by some in the pro-Trump camp.
The singer has immediately become a favorite among some avid Trump supporters. One suggests on his Facebook page that he should sing at Mr. Trump's inauguration even though Mr. Trump lost the election. Another fan, Bill Lawrence, wrote on his website: "Woody Guthrie has returned as a Republican."
The elections have moved into the cultural realm, and comedians, singers and voters on both sides of the ideological divide have turned to patriotic songs, parody lyrics and protest music to express themselves.
Rolling Stone noted that night owls outside the White House turned to the 1969 steam hit "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" on Saturday to say goodbye to Mr. Trump while the streaming of "We Are the Champions" the queen had increased since the elections.
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Comedian Tim Heidecker wrote a derisive song, "Rudy at the 4 Seasons", about the recent press conference given by Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mr. Trump's personal lawyer. This event, in which Mr. Giuliani alleged electoral fraud, was held outside a Philadelphia landscaping company that was near an adult bookstore and crematorium.
But while Mr Forman characterized his song as "comic relief," he nonetheless presented the fiction that the choice was fraudulent, as if it were a fact.
In an interview, Mr. Forman, a father of four, said he was inspired to write the song because he believed the choice was a fraudulent one. "I consider myself a strong patriot and there are many people in the country who believe that our elections were stolen," he said.
When asked to provide evidence of fraud, he said, “The evidence will come out. Our president will take care of it. What happened is crazy to me: Trump won all swing states and legal votes should be counted. "
Mr Forman, who sings in Florida bars, said he wanted to make people smile at a difficult time and was encouraged that even Democrats told him the song made them laugh. He said he wrote another song that went viral, inspired by the Netflix series "Tiger King". This song has an expletively misogynistic title.
He added that when the judicial process to review the vote was exhausted, he would accept President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.
On The Howie Carr Show on Newsmax, the right-wing media app, Mr. Forman said a friend came up with the title for his newest song. Mr. Forman said he hoped to write another version of the song about Mr. Trump's victory. He omitted that Mr Biden won both the electoral college vote and the referendum in the elections.