During Thursday’s daily press briefing, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany refused to say that voting twice is illegal and claimed that Donald Trump was merely trying to “enfranchise” voters by telling them vote illegally.
CNN’s Jonathan Karl asked McEnany if she acknowledged voting twice was illegal. Instead of answering the question, McEnany attacked Karl and the media for taking the president’s comments “out of context.”
“The President does not condone unlawful voting,” McEnany told reporters. “The President’s been very clear about this,” she added, falsely.
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Ignoring that many different states have many different processes, McEnany went on to say that “a lot of states have what are called electronic poll books and what this means is that in real time this is updated so if your vote is counted, they check the electronic poll book, and you will not be able to vote in person because your vote has been counted.”
“So what Democrats want you to do is say, ‘Trust us, but don’t verify. Don’t verify that your votes have been counted,’” McEnany also falsely accused.
“This President’s trying to enfranchise Americans, which is exactly what he’s been saying he wants every American to have a vote.”