White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany took to Twitter on Wednesday to promote Donald Trump’s conspiracy theory about mail-in voting a day after the president’s tweets were fact-checked by Twitter.
According to McEnany, who has voted by mail 11 times in the past decade, Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus outbreak to be able to conduct mass mail-in voting “without a reason.”
I guess a massive pandemic that has killed over 100,000 people isn’t enough of a reason, according to McEnany.
She tweeted the following:
“President @realDonaldTrump is against the Democrat plan to politicize the coronavirus and expand mass mail-in voting without a reason, which has a high propensity for voter fraud. This is a simple distinction that the media fails to grasp.”
President @realDonaldTrump is against the Democrat plan to politicize the coronavirus and expand mass mail-in voting without a reason, which has a high propensity for voter fraud.
This is a simple distinction that the media fails to grasp.
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) May 27, 2020
It didn’t take long for her tweets to draw backlash from the Twitter community who called her out.
Take a look at some of the responses below:
— Natalie Nicole (@NatalieNicole) May 27, 2020
That's her job, sadly. To lie for Trump.
— MURRAY (@murray_nyc) May 27, 2020
1)pandemic is the reason
2)you voted by mail 11 times
— eli friedmann (@eligit) May 27, 2020
Every single registered voter in Florida is allowed to vote by mail. Stop lying.
— Ken Meltzer (@ken_meltzer) May 27, 2020
the reason is you lot let a plague saturate American society while pitching deadly fake cures and subverting scientists at every turn. 100,000 people are dead, 40 million are out of work.
Your boss voted by mail, not having to risk his life standing in line. We get to as well.
— Zeddy (@Zeddary) May 27, 2020
You’ve been voting by mail for 10 years you got a hell of a nerve telling us it’s Fraudulent to do mail in voting when you and Trump do it! We feel safer doing that way!
— Joe Hickman (@joehick58) May 27, 2020
The reason is to save lives. Super not hard to grasp.
— Columbo527 (@MagnaPopaTude) May 27, 2020
There have only been 143 individual cases of voter fraud out of 250 million mailed in ballots nationwide in the past 20 years.
The opposite of a "high propensity." Further, the odds of being struck by lightning (1 in 700,000) is 2.5 times more likely.https://t.co/Wl785jQQPX
— Objective Voters 🗳 Wear a Mask 😷 (@ObjectiveVoters) May 27, 2020