Ivanka Trump may be trying to take some of the heat away from Donald Trump, after his horrendously unpleasant week. She pointed to Women’s Equality Day, celebrating 98 years of women gaining the right to vote, as a shining example for women “around the globe.” Unfortunately, she did not stand up for the voting rights of U.S. women.
The president’s eldest daughter tweeted about women in other countries deserving the right to vote. Unfortunately, she failed to address the voting issues women face right here in the U.S. She tweeted:
#WomensEqualityDay, 98 years ago today, American women were given the right to vote. When women around the globe are empowered to fully and freely participate in all aspects of society, the world will be more safe, just and prosperous for all!’
POTUS brought the author of voter fraud laws, Chris Kobach, into the White House to ferret out illegal voters. Trump was convinced that 3 million illegal residents stole the election from him, but even Kobach could not find any of them.
Not only that, black women and men have been losing their right to vote via gerrymandering and vastly-reduced voting sites. For example, President George W. Bush won by a mere 537 ballots in Florida. On that date, voters found faulty voting machines, purged voter rolls targeting minorities, and even locked polling places — all in “heavily black precincts in Jacksonville,” according to The Guardian.
The U.S. Civil Rights Commission found:
‘Of the 179,855 ballots invalidated by Florida officials, 53% were cast by black voters. In Florida a black citizen was 10 times as likely to have a vote rejected as a white voter.’
Officials “with almost surgical precision” targeted black voters in the U.S. All these, Ivanka Trump managed to miss in her tweet. Twitter world went crazy. Check out some more of our favorite Twitter responses below:
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