Trump spreads new lies about voter fraud, stoking fears of a 'rigged election' - 2020-06-22

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F203.png Trump spreads new lies about voter fraud, stoking fears of a 'rigged election' June 22, 2020, Marshall Cohen, CNN

Washington (CNN) Reeling after a weekend campaign rally with lower-than-expected turnout, President Donald Trump changed the subject Monday morning with a series of widely debunked lies about alleged voter fraud in US elections, stoking fears of a "rigged election" this November.

Trump tweeted an article highlighting Attorney General William Barr's recent comment that expanding mail-in voting "absolutely opens the floodgates to fraud." (This specific claim has been debunked many times.) Trump added his own commentary to the article, tweeting, "This will be the Election disaster of our time. Mail-In Ballots will lead to a RIGGED ELECTION!"

Trump then tweeted an all-caps missive with many of the debunked claims he's been pushing all year: "RIGGED 2020 ELECTION: MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WILL BE PRINTED BY FOREIGN COUNTRIES, AND OTHERS. IT WILL BE THE SCANDAL OF OUR TIMES!"

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{{cite news | author = Marshall Cohen | title = Trump spreads new lies about voter fraud, stoking fears of a 'rigged election' | url = https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/22/politics/trump-voter-fraud-lies-fact-check/index.html | work = CNN | date = June 22, 2020 | accessdate = August 16, 2020 }}