NY Post Runs Extensive Uncorroborated Story From Unnamed Supposed Democratic Operative Explaining His Alleged Extensive Use of Voter Fraud in New Jersey and Other States

Not clear why this supposed Bernie Sanders supporter would be going to the right-leaning tabloid with this story, and no corroboration that any of the alleged fraud happened. The Post offers only that they corroborated the person’s identity, rap sheet, … Continue reading

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“US intelligence officials say there’s no evidence to back up Trump’s claims about threats to mail-in voting”

CNN: US officials charged with protecting the 2020 election said Wednesday they have “no information or intelligence” that foreign countries, including Russia, are attempting to undermine any part of the mail-in voting process, contradicting President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly pushed false … Continue reading

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The Guardian Obtains and Posts Trump Campaign’s (Paltry) Evidence of Election Fraud to Support Its Attack on Mail-In Voting in Pennsylvania

The Guardian: Donald Trump’s campaign failed to produce any evidence of vote-by-mail fraud in Pennsylvania after a federal judge ordered it do so, according to a 524-page court filing obtained by the Guardian.The order came from US district judge Nicholas Ranjan, a Trump appointee, … Continue reading

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Echoing Reasons for Issuance of 1981 Consent Decree Against the RNC, Trump Threatens to Send Law Enforcement to Watch Polls. What Happens Next?

Back in 1981, the RNC agreed to a consent decree, which remained in place in various forms until 2017. It prevented the RNC from engaging in certain activities which intimidated minority voters. As I explained in this January 2019 Slate … Continue reading

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Trump Campaign Reportedly Provides Little Evidence of Mail-In Ballot Fraud to Support Its Lawsuit Against Pennsylvania Drop Boxes

The Intercept: In a motion last week, Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future and the Sierra Club called on the Trump campaign to provide evidence of the existence of voter fraud, arguing that the campaign’s lawsuit was “replete with salacious allegations and dire warnings” … Continue reading

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“Trump Likes Only Certain Kinds of Voters; His relentless attacks on mail-in ballots are part of a larger strategy. There is still time to keep the presidential election fair.”

I have written this oped for the New York Times. It begins: The threat to the 2020 election’s legitimacy finally broke through into everyday conversation last week. People who pay little attention to politics started talking about whether President Trump … Continue reading

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Trump Opposes More Funding Proposed by Democrats for USPS, Saying It Will Facilitate Universal Mail-in Voting and Allow the “Greatest Fraud in History”

More unsubstantiated rhetoric from the President (starting at the 10 minute mark). Christina Wilkie: Trump on the Post Office: "They don't have the money to do the mail in voting. Are they gonna do it even if they don't have … Continue reading

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Trump Made at Least 713 Statements and Tweets Since 2012 Calling Voting and Elections into Question, Including 91 from January through July of This Year

Incredible stats from Susan Glasser in the New Yorker: In fact, Trump’s attack on the legitimacy of the upcoming election has been intensifying for months, as his poll standing has sunk. Trump’s “Twitter Richter scale,” as the Democratic lawyer Norm … Continue reading

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“Mail-In Voting Is ‘Not Rampant Voter Fraud,’ Says Washington’s Top Election Official”

NPR: This past week, President Trump renewed his unsubstantiated claim that mail-in voting begets inaccurate or fraudulent results when he raised the prospect of delaying November’s election.“With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the … Continue reading

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President Trump, in Fox News Interview, Suggests without Evidence that Mail-In Balloting with “Rig” the Election, Refuses to Say He Would Accept the Results of the 2020 Election

Transcript of interview with Chris Wallace: WALLACE: Two–TRUMP: That’s going to happen here–WALLACE: Two final questions—TRUMP: If he wins–WALLACE: In general, not talking about November, are you a good loser?TRUMP: I’m not a good loser. I don’t like to lose. … Continue reading

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Connecticut: “Election officials expect flood of absentee ballots for Aug. 11 primary and potential delays in reporting results; Republicans concerned about fraud”

Hartford Courant: “We have evidence of people who received absentee ballot applications who have been deceased for more than a decade,” Romano said, adding that the ballots are supposed to be sent only to active voters. “We found an example … Continue reading

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“Trump spreads new lies about foreign-backed voter fraud, stoking fears of a ‘rigged election’ this November”

CNN: Reeling after a weekend campaign rally with lower-than-expected turnout, President Donald Trump changed the subject Monday morning with a series of widely debunked lies about alleged voter fraud in US elections, stoking fears of a “rigged election” this November.Trump tweeted … Continue reading

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Two Republican EAC Commissioners on “True the Vote” Podcast: “U.S. Election Assistance Commissioners Join Voter Suppression Group to Discourage Mail-In Voting”

Alex Kotch: In late May, two Republican members of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission used a podcast produced by True the Vote, a right-wing voter suppression group, to cast doubt on the security of mail-in voting for the upcoming November 2020 elections.The Election … Continue reading

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“The Damage of Trump’s Voter-Fraud Allegations Can’t Be Undone; A new study suggests that even fact-checking the president’s false claims won’t restore confidence in elections.”

David Graham in The Atlantic: It’s too early to say who will win the 2020 presidential election, but there’s a good chance that one loser will be faith in the electoral system. President Donald Trump is alleging—as he did four … Continue reading

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