The President continued his unhinged lunacy on Thursday, altering course in his rhetorical warfare on mail-in voting by recommending that voters — presumably solely those that vote for him — to mail in ballots after which present up in particular person at polling locations as effectively, probably committing a felony by casting two votes.
Trump’s newest suggestions for voting got here on Twitter, and Twitter subsequently put a label on the thread “for violating our Civic Integrity Coverage, particularly for encouraging individuals to probably vote twice.” Trump was suggesting that voters forged their poll by mail, after which go to their polling place to substantiate that the poll had been counted — and if it hadn’t, to vote once more.
Because the Associated Press reports, Trump was repeating a suggestion he’d clearly made off the cuff in a speech in North Carolina on Wednesday, suggesting that individuals “take a look at” the mail-in system by exhibiting up at polling locations to vote once more.
North Carolina’s lawyer basic, Democrat Josh Stein, mentioned it was outrageous that our sitting president was recommending that voters “break the legislation so as to assist him sow chaos in our election.”
Lawyer Normal William Barr, astonishingly, went on CNN to again up what the president was saying, telling Wolf Blitzer that he wasn’t aware of voting legal guidelines from state to state when requested whether or not he believed voting twice was towards the legislation.
Barr went additional to cast more doubt on mail-in ballots by saying that there was nothing stopping international actors from mailing counterfeit ballots to individuals — however they’d nonetheless know that they will solely vote as soon as, proper?!?!
The lawyer basic has largely solely been doing the president’s bidding since he took the job, and we are able to solely speculate as to why. However this interview actually takes the cake.
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