‘No bigger fraud than Trump’: President blasted for desperate tweets warning ‘this will be a rigged election’
President Donald Trump on Tuesday continued his campaign of voter suppression in his public battle against the state of California’s decision to allow voters to vote by mail in the November election.
In a set of clearly desperate tweets the President declared California’s election will be “rigged,” a familiar refrain from his 2016 campaign. He also went back to his anti-immigrant roots, falsely accusing Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom of sending millions of ballots to “anyone living in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there.”
He then continued his unsubstantiated fear-mongering, falsely warning that “professionals” will be “telling all of these people, many of whom have never even thought of voting before, how, and for whom, to vote.”
....living in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there, will get one. That will be followed up with… https://t.co/SvXc52LTlG— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1590495475.0
It’s unclear why Trump is focusing on California, a state he lost by 30 points in 2016 and is all but guaranteed to lose again. Many other states, including red states, are working to allow voting by mail.
The Washington Post, in response to Trump’s false tweets last week, reported, “there is not any evidence of routine or even statistically significant fraud in the five states that do all-mail elections, election experts say.”
Trump’s cries and lies were quickly doused on social media.
@HelenKennedy @realDonaldTrump Yeah, he’s just getting ready to try to invalidate his eventual loss. Laying some se… https://t.co/fQhxAG13J6— Ken Baldonieri (@Ken Baldonieri)1590495768.0
This is a *real* problem. Vote by mail is already the law in many states (nearly all if you count absentee votes).… https://t.co/fDui2vJODy— Ryan D. Enos (@Ryan D. Enos)1590497246.0
The president keeps escalating his false claims about mail in voting. What evidence is there that “mail boxes will… https://t.co/JZzCXFHDgb— Abby D. Phillip (@Abby D. Phillip)1590497372.0
@realDonaldTrump Voter fraud is Republican red-herring to restrict voting rights. There are more deaths by lawnmowe… https://t.co/Bqg8z77JK8— ♻️🇺🇸 Christopher Zullo (@♻️🇺🇸 Christopher Zullo)1590496005.0
@realDonaldTrump Be careful, everyone. These tweets are meant to sow doubts in a fair election and give Trump a re… https://t.co/6WoMDUOUbp— Nick Jack Pappas (@Nick Jack Pappas)1590496149.0
@realDonaldTrump Trump is pushing lies about mail-in ballots, which have been successfully used for years for milit… https://t.co/av6nY1rsJI— Tom Shafer (@Tom Shafer)1590496073.0
@realDonaldTrump Quick reminder that guy calling military men frauds, and mail-in ballots (which he uses) fraudulen… https://t.co/q7bkbZhgHQ— JeremyNewberger (@JeremyNewberger)1590497037.0
@realDonaldTrump There's always a tweet with Trump- here's his April 8 tweet putting in writing why he really does… https://t.co/NFnCjkrysC— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah))))1590495828.0
@realDonaldTrump Dude-mail in ballots are not some kind of new technology. They've been used for decades. The Mil… https://t.co/8kSGlxDACM— HawaiiDelilah™ (@HawaiiDelilah™)1590497139.0
@realDonaldTrump You've confused voter fraud with voter suppression.Your own commission on voter fraud indicated th… https://t.co/rKxN9rDMJ6— David L Gurbach (@David L Gurbach)1590498248.0
Oregon has been voting *entirely* by mail since 1998. Gov. Kate Brown said it makes her blood boil to hear Trump’s… https://t.co/UDwFqsXaBd— Jennifer Bendery (@Jennifer Bendery)1590497212.0