Here we go: Trump has started accusing the Dems of stealing the 2020 election - 2020-04-21

From UmbraXenu
Jump to: navigation, search
F1.png Here we go: Trump has started accusing the Dems of stealing the 2020 election April 21, 2020, David Corn, Mother Jones

In the middle of a horrific crisis claiming the lives of thousands of Americans a day, President Donald Trump decided it was a fine time to undermine democracy.

Last week, as the coronavirus continued to burn through the United States, Trump's campaign sent out an email from him soliciting contributions for his reelection effort and made a dangerous accusation: the 2020 election cannot be trusted. The first line of the email—which likely was sent to hundreds of thousands, if not more, people on Republican and conservative email lists—reads, "It's no secret that the Democrats are trying to steal the Election out from under me." The letter asserts that Democrats have "been plotting against me from the very beginning" and are deploying "fraud" to "rig the game" because "they know they can't beat me at the ballot box."

Less than seven months from Election Day, Trump was trying to undermine the process and cast doubt on its legitimacy. Without spelling out the matter at hand, he was responding to recent calls for an expansion in voting-by-mail as a way to hold elections safely during a pandemic. His letter referred to possible "chaos" from "ballot harvesting"—a term for volunteers or political operatives collecting absentee or mail-in ballots. But there has been no proof that such activity leads to significant fraud. Seventeen states already have some form of mail-in elections, and many others allow for absentee voting through the mail. (Remember, Trump falsely insisted after the 2016 election that there had been "millions" of fraudulent votes cast against him.)

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = David | last = Corn | title = Here we go: Trump has started accusing the Dems of stealing the 2020 election | url = https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/04/donald-trump-has-already-begun-accusing-the-dems-of-stealing-the-2020-election/ | work = Mother Jones | date = April 21, 2020 | accessdate = April 23, 2020 }}