Fact Checker: Trump once again misleads with bogus claims of voter fraud
Over and over, the president grasps at straws to claim voter fraud. Here's another Four-Pinocchio claim.
ADHere’s how he previously characterized what happened in California:June 23, 2019:“Take a look at Judicial Watch. Take a look at their settlement. California admitted to a million votes. They admitted to a million votes.”ADAug. 15:“I think you have voter fraud all over the country. If you look at California if you look at so many other states, in California, they settled — they had a million people that they found through Judicial Watch, and plenty of other places too. So, we have to stop voter fraud. Voter fraud is a big problem in this country. There’s no question about it.”
Aug. 18:"So when people show up to vote — because, if you look, Judicial Watch made a settlement with California, I guess, or Los Angeles, where they found over a million names that was very problematic — a problem. And you just take a look at that settlement; that’s a lot of names. You had people that were well over 100 years old that were voting, but we know they’re not around any longer. So, you have a lot of voter fraud.”
ADBut this is completely wrong. The lawsuit had nothing to do with people who had voted — but people who hadnotvoted. Judicial Watch, a conservative group, in 2017 sued the state and Los Angeles County to meet requirements under the National Voter Registration Act to clean up its voter registration files. The group said that the state had not done so for at least two decades and that there were more than 1.5 million registrations on the county’s file of inactive registered voters
AD“State election officials and a conservative legal group have reached a settlement over how California handles records of inactive voters,”when the lawsuit was settled in early 2019. “At issue was how election officials were handling records of voters who hadn’t voted in repeated elections and were not part of active voter rolls in the state.”
Thetext of settlementdid not say there was fraudulent voting or any type voter fraud. There was also no admission of wrongdoing. It simply set up a process for notices to be sent to people found to be inactive; their names would be removed if they did not vote in the next two federal general elections.Read more: The Washington Post »
realDonaldTrump Your headline is tiptoeing around the unvarnished description of the President’s remarks. He lied. Denying Democrats their rights to vote is the only way the GOP can win. Fake news He lied. Trump once again lied. He lied. You know it was a lie. Why mislead people by not calling it a lie?
How do you know the claims are bogus? Reality evades you! There is no perfect system or law! Abuse in all areas will always be there. Just how pervasive is the question. WPO MUST PROVE THERE WASN'T VOTER FRAUD! Trump and the GOP are in a war against truth and they are winning. It’s time for truth to fight back and eradicate the enemy.
Trump: Absentee Voting Is Fraud Unless It’s My SupportersPresident Trump's most overt scheme to maintain power in the face of popular opposition is to use the pandemic to suppress the vote. jonathanchait writes jonathanchait And to kill off ppl in Blue states while making a buck jonathanchait Dems better take this seriously. GOP and trump will stop at nothing to keep power, even if it means widespread illegal voter suppression. They better come up with rapid response, legal challenges and a plan to create a huge public outcry. jonathanchait What's the big deal? The ppl I pay to come to my birthday are the ones I like best. The ones who don't and won't show up don't exist to me...
Column: Trump again attacks the U.S. Postal Service with lies'Trump hasn’t done anything to improve the Postal Service’s fortunes, nor has he shown that he understands its problems. As with so many issues, he could do everyone a favor by not talking about it.' Column by hiltzikm: hiltzikm And more Dnc propaganda hiltzikm That’s a big ask since he’s an emotional black hole and absolutely must be the center of attention at all times. hiltzikm Here’s something the Postal Service could do: stop Saturday delivery, shut some multiple post offices in cities. With today’s technology, they are becoming less important/needed. Can’t fix that.
Trump Eyes Tariffs as Tool to Tame Oil GlutThe administration is turning toward the most well-worn pages of its global playbook—tariffs and threats—as it tries to stop an oil-price war from crippling dozens of U.S. companies I don't care about popularity. I live in reality. Based on originality. Forget looks. I respect personality. They have no chance against Saudi Arabia. They are pulling the power moves. Just like China is.
Sen. Kamala Harris on The View: 'The buck stops' with Trump on nation's coronavirus responseSen. Kamala Harris told TheView that she would be “honored” if she is considered as a potential running mate for Joe Biden, but “I have to be very, very honest with you — I am full-time focused on what we need to do to address the coronavirus.” TheView I will never vote for Biden if Kamala is his running mate. She is way too racist to potentially be in charge of the country. TheView Why not? TheView Didn’t she imply Biden was racist?
Ohio state representative wants to prosecute Trump for ‘crimes against humanity’“I’m making a referral for crimes against humanity tomorrow. … I know the need for a prosecution referral when I see one,' State Rep. Tavia Galonski said. LMAO... She just guaranteed she'll be out of a job after NOV.. Congrats, little representative on your 15 seconds of fame...😅😅😅 NBC fake news keeps referring to the Az couple that took fish tank stuff. It’s beyond fake news really now malicious. As to this state representative chick. What a loser. Is this really what Ohio produces? What’s she doing to rescue he people from the Dem plantation?
Oversight sputters as Trump starts doling out billions in coronavirus aidCongress assured America that its rush to deliver $2 trillion in coronavirus relief wouldn't lead to waste, fraud or abuse because they packed the law with powerful safeguards. Yet none of the built-in oversight mechanisms are even close to functional We have watched Trump roll out policy at press conferences with absolutely no guidelines or structure. His screwed up travel ban is a classic example of Trump's incompetence. Congress puts $ 2 Trillion in Trump's tiny hands. And the guy who should overview the spending is the first to be fired. Any second thoughts anybody?