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Mon Nov 5, 2018, 12:42 PM

Trump Accused of Voter Suppression and 'Teeing Up' to Call Midterms 'Illegitimate' After Threatening

Trump Accused of Voter Suppression and ‘Teeing Up’ to Call Midterms ‘Illegitimate’ After Threatening Tweet

By DAVID BADASH NOVEMBER 5, 2018 12:00 PM

Teeing Up to Claim That This Election Isn't Legitimate'

A threatening tweet from President Donald Trump late Monday morning, less than 24 hours before the polls open nationwide, is leading some to accuse him of engaging in voter suppression. Others are saying the tweet is the President's attempt to lay the groundwork to call the results of Democratic midterm wins illegitimate.

"Law Enforcement has been strongly notified to watch closely for any ILLEGAL VOTING which may take place in Tuesday’s Election (or Early Voting)," Trump tweeted. "Anyone caught will be subject to the Maximum Criminal Penalties allowed by law. Thank you!"

Independent journalist Marcy Wheeler, who specializes in national security and civil liberties, offered this take:




But Media Matters for America Visiting Fellow Melissa Ryan had a more dire impression:







Washington Bureau Chief for Canada-based Global News:




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Reply Trump Accused of Voter Suppression and 'Teeing Up' to Call Midterms 'Illegitimate' After Threatening (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 5 OP
gratuitous Nov 5 #1
area51 Nov 5 #2
Dennis Donovan Nov 5 #3
honest.abe Nov 5 #4
empedocles Nov 5 #7
unblock Nov 5 #5
Docreed2003 Nov 5 #6

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 12:44 PM

1. Or course he is

Will the media once again just take him at his word, or will they try to cast a little asparagus at Trump's claims by noting that there's no basis for them? Or will they finally and at last just call him an out-and-out liar?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 12:48 PM

2. "Law Enforcement has been strongly notified ...."

How do you strongly notify someone?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 12:50 PM

3. Where will we be on Wednesday?

This is giving me the worst non-personally caused agita I've ever had.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 01:00 PM

4. He appears to be planning something here.

I wonder what the Idiot could actually do. What power does he have to thwart the vote and the will of people. I fully expect him to try something outrageous.. probably some sort of devious scheme concocted by Stone or Limbaugh or Hannity. Our side needs to be prepared for the worst.

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Response to honest.abe (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 02:42 PM

7. Agreed. traitortrump will try anything he can get his hands on.

Some of his schemes show sophistication and authoritative advice. 'They' developed an effective scheme to goose the stock markets up this year.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 01:01 PM

5. most people think of voting as a celebration of a cherished freedom.

for donnie, it's a day to scare people into thinking that a clerical error could land them in jail if they even show up at the polls.

in any other presidency, a statement like this would be the most shameful approach to an election day ever, but in donnie's case it's just one in a ridiculously long list of breathtakingly horrible statements.

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Response to unblock (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 01:44 PM

6. +1

Just more of Trump showing just how despicable he truly is...

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