Throwback Trump: If You Told a Republican to Vote Twice They’d Get Sick at the Thought of It

On Wednesday Donald Trump’s desperation and fear drove him to suborn felony voter fraud by telling his cult followers to vote twice this November. That would not only be a crime for anyone who tried it, it’s also a crime for Trump to make the solicitation. An honest Justice Department would indict him immediately, but the Justice Department of the Trump administration is nobody’s idea of honest.

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Not surprisingly, Trump has had fluid opinions on this subject that change whenever he perceives the opposite opinion to be more to his benefit. Or maybe he’s just to cognitively challenged to recall his own views from one moment to the next. He doubled down on these felonious solicitations Thursday morning on Twitter. But last May he was interviewed by Senior Fox News Trump-Fluffer Maria Bartiromo and he told her that…

“The level of dishonesty with Democrat voting is unbelievable. If you told a Republican to vote twice, they’d get sick at even the thought of it. And you have people that vote numerous times. What’s happening is crazy. So now they want to send out vote-by-mail. Who knows who’s signing this stuff?”

If what Trump said then was true, there are a lot of sick Republicans running around the country right now. Well … more than usual. And that isn’t even counting those with the coronavirus (which Trump thinks you can get from voting).

Due to the complicity of Trump’s traitorous Attorney Genuflect, Bill Barr, and the Senate GOP, Trump appears to be getting away with his crimes again – for now. But the record is clear and will be preserved for the next attorney general to investigate and prosecute. As is often the case, Trump documents his criminality on national television. “Let them send it in and let them go vote,” Trump said to the press. “And if their system’s as good as they say it is, then obviously they won’t be able to vote. If it isn’t tabulated, they’ll be able to vote.”

Trump’s babbling about how mail-in votes would be tabulated before in-person voting is pure nonsense. In some states that process doesn’t even begin until after the polls close. Anyone who takes Trump’s advice will be in a heap of trouble. This isn’t a gray area. Both state and federal statutes unambiguously state that even attempting to vote twice is against the law. And every reputable law enforcement official will affirm that. For instance…

Karen Brinson Bell, Executive director of the North Carolina State Board of Elections: It is illegal to vote twice in an election … Attempting to vote twice in an election or soliciting someone to do so also is a violation of North Carolina law.

Michigan Attorney General Nessel: Don’t try this at home. I will prosecute you […] Let me be perfectly clear: voting twice is illegal, no matter who tells you do to it. The president’s idea is a great one for people looking to go to jail.

Ellen L Weintraub, Federal Elections Commissioner: It is illegal in all 50 states and under federal law to vote twice. As any federal officeholder or law enforcement official should know.

Well, any federal officeholder or law enforcement official other than Barr. In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Barr staggered around awkwardly as he tried to avoid contradicting his boss. He trotted out diversions about the point he thought Trump was trying to make, and absurd claims about not knowing state laws. Eventually, Blitzer had to educate him:

Trump was right about one thing. This is “crazy.” It’s so crazy, in fact, that it should trigger an indictment and his immediate removal from office. Or at least the 25th Amendment and a straitjacket. Unfortunately, Trump’s GOP confederates are as crazy as he is and wouldn’t hear of it. So we’ll just have to wait until November (actually January 20) to rid the White House of this madness. If we survive that long.

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3 thoughts on “Throwback Trump: If You Told a Republican to Vote Twice They’d Get Sick at the Thought of It

  1. Literally, Barr is as misinformed (or crazy) as the orange tweeter is.

  2. “…This is “crazy.” It’s so crazy, in fact, that it should trigger an indictment and his immediate removal from office.”

    Gee, what are you saying?  That we should expect the President of the USA ??  to NOT suggest that Americans commit voter fraud, NOT tell them to commit a felony??  How quaint is that notion!
     
    But, these are heretofore unseen times in America.  We live in a time now where we have a president who is felonious himself, who calls his people to violence, who threatens & bullies from a chicken-shit place, “tweeting” it, so no one may confront him on it.  A president who has caused the deaths of more Americans than multiple wars have, yet feels no sorrow, no regret & in fact, takes no responsibility for it, at all!  And that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg; the mass of which lies unseen. 
    This man, who for this & many more reasons, belongs in the Big House, NOT in our White House! 

  3. Going to be tough, with govt, officials, controlled by President #45 , knocking on his office door and taking him in for questioning. Especially when they have to get though the Maginot Line of his defensive (yet indefensible) young women’s brigade .
    All that pulchritudinous gang is likely to be screaming like banshees — and throwing their hair dryers at the heads of those same official authorities– and pulling up their skirts to resist attempts to take the big orange worm in for questioning. Prickly situation indeed.

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