Donald Trump is on a mission to spread disinformation about mail-in voting, knowing that Democrats are more likely to vote by mail and widespread voter turnout tends to favor his opponents.
"Don't pay any attention to them," Speaker Pelosi says, discussing the Trump admin.'s mail-in voter fraud claims. "Their purpose is to frighten people from voting. The more chaos they can create, the more fear they can instill about 'well, your vote is not going to count.'" pic.twitter.com/ILCJvk7MCH
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 18, 2020
On Monday, the first day of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Nancy Pelosi dismissed Trump’s, well as White House chief of staff Mark Meadows’ claims that mail-in voting leads to fraud. Appearing in an interview with MSNBC’s Joy Reid, the House speaker said that voting by mail has been historically safe and that Trump’s aims are political.
‘Don’t pay any attention to them. Their purpose is to frighten people from voting. The more chaos they can create, the more fear they can instill about ‘Well your vote is not gonna count anyway.’
JAKE TAPPER: “There’s no evidence of widespread voter fraud”. WH chief of staff MARK MEADOWS: “There’s no evidence that’s there’s not”. Well, I guess we are all mass murderers because there’s no evidence that we’re not #OneV1 #TrumpKillsUSPS https://t.co/T2paynFJZ9
— 💙🇺🇸🇨🇦Deliberate Dave 🇨🇦🇺🇸💙 (@Doogsfx) August 17, 2020
Her statements follow those made by Meadows on CNN in an interview with Jake Tapper earlier on Monday. Meadows supported Trump’s lies about mail-in voting, and Tapper reminded him that there’s no evidence that mail-in voting leads to fraud. Meadows’ dumbfounding response to that was:
‘There’s no evidence that there’s not either.’
Protest in NW DC on Saturday against President Trump’s efforts to hinder mail-in voting pic.twitter.com/CkxJ8d9X8T
— Felicia Sonmez (@feliciasonmez) August 16, 2020
According to the president, there’s plenty of evidence, but not even his chief of staff was willing to support that. In a press conference that was billed as an update on the coronavirus, Trump made wild claims about a method of voting that has existed since voting began in the United States.
‘You know what? You’re not going to know this possibly if you did it right for months or for years because these ballots are all going to be lost. They’re all going to be gone, but just take a look on smaller basis, but it’s a great test. You can call them polls. You can call them tests, but look at what’s happening all over the country where you have universal mail-in. The ballots are lost. There’s fraud. There’s theft. It’s happening all over the place. Now, we’re going to do it with this whole vast big section of the country. It’s crazy.’
IMPOTUS has said that the Nov. election’s results could “take years” to determine.
“These ballots are all going to be lost, they're all going to be gone," Trump said, describing mail-in voting issues.
He should know. Vlad & the GOP will make sure of it.https://t.co/vRlQ900C0E
— Dr. David A. Lustig (@drdave1999) August 17, 2020
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