Donald Trump tried pushing “Obamagate” and it failed. Now, he’s pushing the idea that Democrats are attempting to commit voter fraud by sending in mail-in ballots – which is actually legal.
Trump is setting up the idea that if he loses in November, it will be because Democrats cheated.
He tweeted out on Wedenesday:
“Michigan sends absentee ballot applications to 7.7 million people ahead of Primaries and the General Election. This was done illegally and without authorization by a rogue Secretary of State. I will ask to hold up funding to Michigan if they want to go down this Voter Fraud path!”
Michigan sends absentee ballot applications to 7.7 million people ahead of Primaries and the General Election. This was done illegally and without authorization by a rogue Secretary of State. I will ask to hold up funding to Michigan if they want to go down this Voter Fraud path!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2020
People on Twitter were quick to call him out.
Here are some of the best responses:
Also, YOU vote by mail.
You are a fraud.
— William LeGate (@williamlegate) May 20, 2020
Great idea! I’m sure Michiganians in that critical swing state will just LOVE hearing that you’re cutting key funding for schools, first-responders, infrastructure etc because you want to deny them their right to vote.. #Trump #Michigan #Election2020
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) May 20, 2020
Maybe. But the simple fact is this: when Democrats show up to vote, we win. Because there are more of us than there are of them.
Republicans can't win unless they cheat.
Democrats can't win unless we vote.https://t.co/AEYlnifGtq
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) May 20, 2020
It doesn't matter how many times you post about it, Spanky. Those absentee ballot applications are LEGAL.
Absentee voting is LEGAL.
Voting by mail is LEGAL.
You're just terrified about losing in a landslide.https://t.co/9yVIY16WjF
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) May 20, 2020
Trump also falsely accused the Central Park 5 of rape and paid the New York Times to publicly call for their brutal executions. They spent years in jail despite being innocent. When they were exonerated by DNA evidence, Trump showed no remorse and said they were bad dudes anyway.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) May 20, 2020
Imagine being this proud of not having a clue.
But here we are.
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) May 20, 2020
New Quinnipiac national poll:
Looks like your bs isn’t working 🤷♂️
— LiA (@LibsInAmerica) May 20, 2020
Ya know, adding the word applications didn't make this tweet any less SHIT HOUSE CRAZY.
— JeremyNewberger (@jeremynewberger) May 20, 2020
Now he corrects his one falsehood, but repeats his false claim that it is done illegally and without authorization.
Donald Trump voted by mail-in ballot in the last election.
— Morten Øverbye (@morten) May 20, 2020
— ThanksObama (@isnt_it_rich) May 20, 2020
fact check: applications are not illegal. jeez. stop trying to whip your dimwitted worshipers into a frenzy over this nothingburger. it's not my fault that there will be an FBI agent with a pair of handcuffs waiting for you the day you leave office. just get used to the idea, bro
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) May 20, 2020